- The Moon is in Virgo.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse which occurred on the 10th and the Third Quarter/Last Quarter Moon that will occur on the 17th.
- There are no major planets that are retrograde!
- Venus spends its first full day in Pisces (Venus transits Pisces from January 13-February 7).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
While the Moon encourages your attention to routine today, dear Aries, Venus has just entered your privacy and soul sector, bringing on an inward focus until February 7th. There can be increased pleasure and happiness in behind-the-scenes or healing activities and some solitude. This cycle brings a little more mystery to your love life and even to your feelings, which can be hard to define. You’re more inclined to let emotions flow rather than question or analyze them. You may need to mull things over or do some soul-searching in the weeks ahead. There is every reason to take your time during this cycle when it comes to matters of the heart and decisions about love, and it can also be true of money! This cycle precedes the Venus in Aries cycle that brings everything to the surface. Today, watch for unusual reactions to others’ opinions. Being disturbed by someone’s opinion is one thing, but if it goes deeper, there can be other underlying issues stimulated that need to be separated from what’s actually happening so that you can deal with them appropriately. Watch that you don’t let out your frustrations on the job or in the public eye. Take the high road, but also aim to confront any emerging anger or tension. Be sure that you own what you’re doing instead of taking shortcuts. Authenticity is always important to you in the long run. Try to tame a desire to over-control things, as it can get you into hot water!
Venus, your ruler, is a guest in your social sector until February 7th, dear Taurus. This puts Venus in a supportive relationship with your sign for the next three weeks plus, and you’ll find it natural to express your feelings and attract what you want into your life. Venus, now in the sign of Pisces, is soulful and compassionate, and there can be interesting connections with and through friends made in the weeks ahead. It’s easier than usual for you to attract friends and those who share common interests. By nature, you are always accommodating with friends, and this trait comes into prominence now. Today, you can feel quite resistant in the face of someone who might seem to be pushing or pressuring you. You are in no mood to be manipulated, and you’re especially sensitive to tricky power dynamics today. Confrontations engaged in right now are likely to be no-win situations, so choose your battles wisely. Direct action may not be appropriate or successful now, and a more indirect or subtle approach could be more strategic and clever. While jealousies or resentments can be operating close to the surface, you can choose whether to accept and understand them or to let them control you.
Responsibilities in love become more apparent in the coming weeks, dear Gemini, with Venus now moving through your solar tenth house. In the weeks ahead, cooperation and charm come comfortably in public or professional settings. There can be a boost in your reputation now. You may be cutting deals and negotiating with more ease until February 7th. Or, there can be increased social and financial opportunities through your business or professional dealings, and others may be noticing your creativity, kindness, or warmth. Making personal contact with people in positions of authority or with the public can enhance your career and reputation. You might also feel more comfortable showcasing your talents. Today, your conviction increases, perhaps to the point that you become wholly absorbed in your personal interests or even a relationship. Still, people in your life can take you on a rollercoaster ride. Keep in mind that you can choose not to get on, as difficult as this may be! Everything seems a little larger than life, and it may be better to conserve your energy and aim to be helpful, useful, and productive. Others can challenge you, but what matters most is how you respond. If you do need to get frustrations out into the open, even though this can be a messy time to do so, you may need this extra nudge to air out problems.
The weeks ahead are for sharing your happiness and light, dear Cancer, as Venus is now moving in harmony with your sign, traveling through your spirit sector through until February 7th. This transit gently and pleasantly stimulates your desire for more variety and diversity in your life. Your tastes for pleasures, people, and places can be just a little more exotic than usual or out of the ordinary. A spirit of adventure and discovery takes hold. Your personality is admired and appreciated. Those qualities that come most naturally to you are qualities that people are generally enjoying at this time. You’re inclined to seek out the things and the people that make you happy. You have more energy for work and health routines these days, but you may disagree about methods with someone close to you today, which can become more complicated than it should. Do your best not to lock horns with others now. The minor difficult energy with you today can help you to turn around a problem area in your life, ultimately. Daily routines can be interrupted or otherwise frustrating, but the detours you take from your schedule can eventually be rewarding and possibly even energizing. For some, this energy can stir up frustrations over any imbalances of power in a relationship. While it can emerge in a disruptive way, it can also serve to push a problem area into your awareness. If emotions and reactions seem to be over the top and thus inappropriate for the situation, it’s time to look within. Someone is hitting a nerve, and you’ll do well for yourself if you take a more in-depth look at trigger areas.
Venus has just moved into your solar eighth house, dear Leo, and this cycle encourages a desire to be close to someone or to spend extra time on a project or venture you love. Focusing your love and energies can be especially attractive and rewarding during this cycle that lasts until February 7th. Coming to peaceful agreements about money is possible, or you may find it easier to attract support if needed. This cycle favors working on the more complicated or intricate areas of relationships, sharing, and intimacy. You’re taking your private life more seriously! Watch for latching onto an idea and pushing it without budging today as Mars heads into minor challenging aspect with Pluto and Saturn. It may temporarily feel as if you’re protecting or gaining something as you do so, but you’ll be in a better position if you aim to grow through your interactions. Circumstances or people can almost seem to be riling you up and stimulating hidden anger, particularly in your love and working relationships. However, this energy is about getting you into better touch with your heart’s desire. You might also be feeling driven to express your deeper feelings creatively or artistically, and this would be a good way to channel frustrations or anger — by creating something stirring.
Venus has just begun its transit of your partnership sector, dear Virgo, encouraging a pleasant focus on your relationships in the weeks ahead. This is a transit that can bring happy or helpful people into your life, or it can boost current ties. If you have any need for peace-making with others, or for benefiting from counseling, it’s a great time for doing so in this cycle that lasts until February 7th. You are open to conciliate and compromise now, considering the other side of the coin before making decisions. It’s a period for treating others as equals and accepting no less in return! It’s also a fantastic transit for learning something inspiring about yourself through another’s eyes. Today, the Moon is in your sign, and your emotions tend to lead you. You can feel a sense of starting fresh on an emotional level. However, today’s minor challenges involving Mars can stimulate tricky psychological issues, and there can be tense results. Reactions to frustrations can lead to confrontations. With respect involved, the results can very well be positive, but it can be a bit messy otherwise. Questions of ownership and power may be at the heart of frustrations experienced now. Aim to put resentment behind you by boldly addressing problem areas.
Venus has just moved into your work and health sector, where it will stay until February 7th, dear Libra. This cycle is great for improving relationships with people with whom you work or spend daily routines. Work or health pursuits can be more satisfying in the coming three weeks plus. Opportunities to balance out and enjoy your daily affairs can emerge now. This cycle is good for enjoying your work and improving upon it, or enjoying chances to meet people or socialize through the pursuit of your daily affairs. There may be some lack of discipline at times, however! It may not be the most productive time of the year, but this transit serves a useful purpose. Today, there may be some tension or power plays in your interactions, but it’s a temporary –and possibly motivating — disruption. There can be a battle going on within, and it might seem that almost anything can set you off. There is a tendency to become very frustrated if others are not seeing things the way you want them to. However, no matter how hard you argue, you may be only fighting yourself, ultimately, and your own vulnerability. Use extra boosts of energy to fix problems, work enthusiastically at your projects or current interests, and look for ways to clear up the clutter in your life. If hidden anger is stirred, perhaps it’s a good thing to get it out in the open.
Venus has just moved into harmony with your sign, dear Scorpio, and this is divine energy for enjoying yourself, magnetism, and personal popularity. Venus brings graciousness, the power of attraction, an urge to interact, and considerable charm to your solar house of self-expression, creativity, romance, children, entertainment, and other channels through which you express your need for play and reinforcement. You’re likely to enjoy wonderfully flowing, attracting energy in the weeks ahead. Venus in this sector of your chart can offer a sweet release from pressures. Today, there could be some disagreements about money or valuables. For some, this energy plays out on a non-material level, and you may be feeling a rather protective need to defend yourself and your self-respect. Others can seem a little controlling now, and this can be frustrating. You could feel the sudden need to test someone’s trustworthiness, but try to control impulses to manipulate or to investigate a little too deeply. Once you cross a certain line, it’s hard to come back! As the day advances, you can fill with conviction, but you should still be more mindful of how you’re communicating.
Venus has just moved to the bottom of your solar chart for a stay of over three weeks, dear Sagittarius. This cycle is terrific for directing positive energy into your home and family life. Creating more harmony in your domestic world can be in focus in the weeks ahead. It can help you smooth out problems and acts to stimulate your appreciation for the comforts and familiarity of home, family, and familiar people and places. It’s an excellent period for redecorating and entertaining in the home and repairing or refreshing relations with family. Your heart may be playing it safe with new people, however. Love might be found close to home. With Mars in your sign and intensified by minor but challenging aspects to Pluto and Saturn, your ambition is stimulated, but so is your anger if things are not going as well as you’d like today. Try not to push as you seek answers. There can be impatience and agitation over resources or money, or there could be a sense that you’re not treated with the respect you feel you deserve. These feelings can light a fire under you, but it’s best to exercise patience.
Venus has just moved into an enhancing angle to your sign, dear Capricorn, and will continue to boost your appeal until February 7th. You’re more confident in your powers of attraction in the weeks ahead. You’re in good shape for expressing yourself, social curiosity, learning, and sharing ideas with others. You stand to benefit significantly from the smoothing-over powers of Venus, especially with recent pressures. There could be some good publicity or news, invitations, and greater ease in your social life in the weeks ahead. You’re getting your ideas across well and thoroughly enjoying new interests and contacts. Today, with the Moon in your adventure sector, it’s a generally good time for thinking about long-term plans on non-material levels and personal growth. There is some trickiness to the day’s energy, however, and your good humor can help you rise above it. Some resentments can surface, seemingly out of nowhere, but in fact, they may very well be coming from deep within. Even issues that you may have thought were ancient history could surface under moments of duress. Don’t let them rule your behavior, but don’t ignore them either — if they’re returning, then they’re not truly gone. If others seem to want you to prove yourself, you may get better results if you quietly refuse to stoop to that level. Try to let go of a desire to control the smallest details, as this ultimately works against you.
Venus has just left your sign and moved into your resources sector, dear Aquarius, and will stay there until February 7th. This cycle is terrific for enjoying what you have or what you’ve recently built. It’s a time for seeing and appreciating your efforts, and reminds you to enjoy a state of content from time to time! You could be spending more money on beautiful things, comfort items, and things you expect to last for a long time. Salary increases are possible, and any gifts coming into your life in the coming weeks tend to be more notable. With love and friendship, you’re looking for familiarity and security. It can be a steadier period for your affections, perhaps because you’re more interested in getting comfortable than seeking out new experiences. You are more gracious when handling yourself, and more likely to take the high road. Increased self-respect earns you more respect from others. You are attracting the good things in life! Today, with minor but tense aspects, you may be somewhat thin-skinned just for now. Events tend to bring your need for impartiality and some emotional detachment to the surface. Frustrations with friends or long-term goals can surface somewhat disruptively, but the good news is that you’re in an improved position to identify those things you may have buried. You can also feel quite motivated to resolve problems so that you can move forward.
Venus moves into your sign for a stay of over three weeks, dear Pisces, presenting an ideal time for feeling comfortable in your own skin and for attracting what you want into your life. You’re freer with your feelings in the weeks ahead and perhaps inclined to pamper or enjoy yourself. You’re also clearer about what and who you love! This ingress comes at the right time since there has been quite a bit of pressure on you, and Venus can help you unwind. You radiate good energy, attracting positive feedback. Venus in Pisces boosts your warmth, charm, and personal attractiveness. Even so, it’s a fine time for building up self-acceptance. While today can be fine for your practical affairs, interactions can be a little tricky at times. Pressing for an answer when you are not ready for one is bad news at the moment. Know yourself and your boundaries before digging too deeply. You may want to sidestep power games with people in your life, and especially friends and those in authority. It’s not the time to push or to be pushed! Keep an emotional distance if people seem to have an agenda. There can be real resentments stirred today if you feel you haven’t received the recognition you deserve, or if you have been doing a lot of serving and supporting without too much in the way of appreciation in return. Examine what comes up today, but do what you can to avoid letting it drive your behavior.
Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
The purple marker above shows where we are in the current moon phase cycle.