- The Moon is in Libra.
- The Moon is not void 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 tomorrow.
- There are no major planets that are retrograde!
- Mercury enters Aquarius today (Mercury transits Aquarius from January 16-February 3).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
There can be a stronger focus on bringing balance and equality to a partnership these days, dear Aries, and this theme is active today. It’s a strong time to recognize the power of your relationships or to connect with others who gift you with a different perspective on your life. This is a fabulous period for feeling more empowered through your connections with others. Also today, Mercury enters your social sector where it will transit until February 3rd, presenting a good time for sharing your ideas and expertise with others. You may be seeking inspiration, and a little more inclined to reach out or connect to find it. Cooperation works better than competition in this phase of the year, and with the Sun soon to enter the same sector, this goes double. Ideas entertained now tend to be a little more unique or progressive than usual. These transits can also awaken your enthusiasm for a dream or project.
You can be quite invested in bringing equality and fairness to your work environment or daily affairs these days, dear Taurus, and this theme will stick with you much of the year ahead. A significant key to feeling empowered during this time involves getting a handle on your daily routines and improving habits, too. With the Moon in your work and health sector today, you’re more tuned in to these needs. Mercury moves into your career and reputation sector today and will influence this area of your solar chart until February 3rd. You’ll be communicating with more impact and thinking up long-term strategies that will move you closer to your goals in the coming weeks. You might thoroughly enjoy making detailed plans about long-term goals or career. Your intelligence may come into the limelight, or you may gain recognition for your ideas and methods during this cycle. This can be a good time for enhancing your reputation, learning things that help you in your career, and talking about plans for the future.
You’re especially sensitive to imbalances of power with others now, dear Gemini, and where there are real discrepancies, you’re motivated to make things fair. You can feel particularly powerful as you develop a hobby or creative project this year, and this theme is in stronger focus today. Mercury moves into your adventure sector today, and you can be giving a lot of thought to education, belief systems, and personal philosophies in the next while. It’s a strong time for exploring all-new ideas and topics. Your mind is open, but it needs some excitement and spontaneity to keep it engaged! Rote learning or routine isn’t going to cut it for you during this cycle that lasts until February 3rd. It’s a time for enjoying more positivity in your outlook, thoughts, and conversations. You embrace new ways of looking at problems as you’re tired of old rules, routines, and information. You seek out new horizons on mental levels, and you might discover new and exciting interests. The Moon spends the day in harmony with your sign, adding yet another layer of warmth or confidence to your mood.
You have a particular interest in improving your family and home life these days, dear Cancer, and this theme will stick around you for many months ahead. It’s prominent today with the Moon in your solar fourth house all day, and you can be focusing on the ways your personal life empowers you. You’re more sensitive than usual to imbalances in your home environment or your close relationships, and you might take steps to smooth things over. Mercury moves into your intimacy sector today, and until February 3rd, will bring increased attention to the mysteries and subtleties of life. Conversations with a partner can be especially rewarding now. If you need to straighten out financial or ownership matters or discuss trickier areas of relating, this can be an excellent time to do so. It’s a good time for devising strategies and plans and for digging deeply into a topic, although not an ideal period for straightforward communications and transportation.
This year is excellent for a sense of self-mastery through specialized learning and skills development, dear Leo, and today’s Moon transit taps into this theme nicely. You’re giving your personal interests or studies more attention and importance. The desire to contribute something of value or to specialize and learn a topic more deeply can be hearty now, and a significant motivator. Mercury moves into your partnership sector today and will influence this area of your solar chart until February 3rd. You’re in particularly good shape for talking things through with others during this cycle. Communications with a partner or good friend can be in the spotlight. An opposing viewpoint helps you get to a stronger understanding of your own! Even when you disagree with someone, the thinking that results from a debate can help clarify your thoughts. You seek out or attract people who help stimulate your ideas and decisions.
This year is strong for taking charge of money and business matters, dear Virgo, and feeling on top of your practical affairs contributes to a stronger sense of balance and personal power. Look for a way to make the most of what you have or own, whether this is a latent talent, knowledge, or a material thing. You’re tuning in to this energy today with the Moon’s transit of your resources sector all day. Also today, Mercury moves into your sector of work and health, and you’ll be doing some special thinking about physical wellness, positive lifestyle changes, work, and habits in the weeks ahead. You may be thinking and learning about new methods of improving your daily life during this cycle that lasts until February 3rd. It’s a good time for taking care of the essential details of your life and tightening up your routines.
You’ve been more independent than usual these days, dear Libra, and this will develop through much of the year ahead. With the Moon in your sign, this theme is in the spotlight, and you may be taking the lead and proving your independence. Watch that you don’t put a wall around you in the process, but do experiment with ways to get the most from a feeling you’re in charge and control. A desire to reinvent yourself in some way can be strong, and you can be quite successful at it. Also today, Mercury enters your creativity sector where it will transit until early February. This move brings Mercury into harmony with your sign after spending time tucked away in your home sector, and it can feel quite liberating as you become far less guarded. You find it more comfortable and natural to express your ideas and opinions. You’re more communicative and friendly now, and you’re inclined to seek out intellectual entertainment. There can be a stronger need for communication and movement in your relationships. The Moon in your sign all day is another outgoing influence.
While you can expect a busy year ahead, dear Scorpio, an ongoing theme involves empowering yourself through well-timed rest and detox. This theme is in emphasis today. It’s a generally good period for pulling into yourself to gather strength and an excellent day for building your inner resources. You can be especially productive in activities behind the scenes, and you may seek out some extra silence or time to yourself. Mercury moves into your solar fourth house today, where it will transit until February 3rd. During this cycle, you’ll be seeking out more security and succeeding quite well at it! There can be a natural and smooth flow of communication with family. Thoughts and conversations often turn to the old days, childhood, home, financial security, domestic pursuits, and personal affairs. You’re in an excellent position for researching, writing, finding ideas, and talking about domestic concerns. Thought processes are inward and intuitive. There can be a lot to learn about –or through– family and close loved ones.
You’re more invested in your friendships recently, dear Sagittarius, but also extremely sensitive to any power dynamics that seem to be off in your social circle. This theme that will be with you for much of the year ahead is in stronger focus today with the Moon’s transit of this sector of your solar chart. It’s a time for gathering up more strength through your connections to others, and also through your long-term plans and happiness goals. At the same time, you’ll be attending to imbalances if they’re glaring. Mercury completes its tour of your resources sector and enters your communications sector. This cycle that lasts until February 3rd is busier than the last one, and it encourages reaching out, making connections, picking up new interests and skills, and sharing your ideas. You may be in more contact with classmates, siblings, and even neighbors during this period. Your curiosity is intense, and while you’re mentally alert, concentration is not quite as natural. You’re more talkative, expressive, interested, and interactive.
You’re taking more pride in your ability to handle your responsibilities and obligations these days, dear Capricorn, and this theme is in the spotlight today with the Moon at the top of your solar chart. You’ll find that a significant key to feeling powerful and in control is through your attention to business, performance, and career. You can be especially sensitive to imbalances of power with a boss, parent, or authority figure. You want to excel in your work, and you’re likely to do more managing or leading, which you take more seriously now. This theme will stick with you for much of the year ahead. Today, Mercury begins its transit of your solar second house, and until February 3rd, you’re in good shape for news, ideas, and research about finances, comfort and security matters, and income. You can come up with very creative ideas for making money and doing business, and it’s also an excellent time for developing talents, pursuing hobbies for material gain, and establishing yourself in a particular field. You may be fleshing out an idea now with great success. You’re likely to take–and benefit from–a patient approach to your work. You’ll be picking up useful, practical information, mainly because this is the kind of information you seek most.
You’re in good shape for gaining more personal power through learning and developing your skills this year, dear Aquarius, and this theme is in stronger focus with the Moon’s transit of your spirit sector. Seek out ways to learn and study, not only for personal enjoyment but also to serve practical purposes. Also today, Mercury enters your sign after spending a couple of weeks in your privacy sector. You are finding your voice and making quicker decisions! This transit lasts until February 3rd, and it finds you more self-starting, mentally curious and stimulated, and a little more active. This is also a good period for attracting romantic admirers or creative projects your way. It’s a time for connecting more spontaneously with others. Still, you prefer to take the lead when it comes to mental or intellectual tasks rather than consult others or collaborate in the weeks ahead.
You’re in a cycle that is particularly excellent for research and self-understanding, dear Pisces, as well as insight into close relationships or intimate needs. This theme will stick with you until the last quarter of the year, and today, it’s in the spotlight. You want to bring more equality to a close relationship since you’re far more sensitive than usual to unfair power dynamics. Mercury moves into your solar twelfth house today and will stick around there until February 3rd. You’re a little more contemplative and less decisive during this cycle. You need to set aside some time and space to digest and process recent events and ideas. Your intuition plays a more significant role than usual in the decisions you do make. You’re also far less inclined to say what’s on your mind just for now. There can be some challenges focusing and concentrating on mundane matters during this cycle, primarily because you are more interested in thinking about patterns, subtleties, and emotional issues. Your decision-making skills and thought processes tend to be more intuitive, inward, and solitary during this period. This is a time for paying more attention to your private life, and this theme will build further from Monday when the Sun enters the same sector.
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.