- The Moon is in Libra until 1:20 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- The void Moon occurs today from 7:58 AM to 1:20 PM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 7:58 AM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Third Quarter/Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 7:58 AM.
- There are no major planets that are retrograde!
- Mercury spends its first full day in Aquarius (Mercury transits Aquarius from January 16-February 3).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
There is a rather strong focus on your mental world today, dear Aries. While there can be some miscommunications, and possibly some abruptness in your discoveries, thoughts, and conversations, you’re learning a lot. Plans can change on you, but it’s just as possible that you’re breaking them, as a change of mind can have you rebelling against even your own plans. Avoid jumping to conclusions or speech before you’ve thought about what you genuinely feel and believe, but do pay attention to ideas that seem to come out of the blue today. The day can stimulate some wonderful new ideas or approaches since it might take your mind on a detour to a whole new perspective on a problem. This day doesn’t favor attention to detail, but it’s solid for creative activities and imaginative thinking. Your ability to follow your own code and think outside the box is admirable and helps you out now.
There is electric energy with you in spots today, dear Taurus, and certainly an emphasis on news, ideas, communications, and flashes of insight. Issues surrounding career, business, interactions with those in authority, reputation, and life path can be exciting, but subject to pressure, rushing, and off-timing. A strong desire to get work done may compete with a sudden urge to be a free spirit. Try not to succumb to pressures to produce an idea or a project so quickly that you skip steps since impatience can be costly today. Your ideas are brilliant now, but they may need some fleshing out before implementing them. As well, not everyone is catching on for the time being. Regardless, you’re learning much about your capabilities. Taking a relaxed, creative approach can be very worthwhile and a great strategy. Consider strategies for rolling things out in good time, even though you’re enthusiastic about putting your ideas into motion.
You can inspire people with your ideas today, dear Gemini, and encourage them to speak about their dreams and hopes with your willingness to listen. You’re an excellent counselor or guide as you quite naturally share what you’ve learned from personal experience. Emotional blocks can loosen now, but not always smoothly since Mercury is heading towards a square to Uranus. Something that has been buried inside you could come out in a random remark. If you can tame impatience, this can be an excellent time for useful insights. Mental energy may be a little frenetic, and outspokenness has its merits, but not if it’s sloppy today. Ask yourself whether rushing even makes sense right now, since we can sometimes feel pressure when a regular pace will work just as well, if not better. Look to a friend or networking for some inspiration or a pick-me-up.
Taking some mental detours can lead to inspired thinking today, dear Cancer. Still, an unrecognized desire for change can spur a comment that surprises or disrupts. Aim to stay flexible and open to a turnaround or a switch of focus at a moment’s notice. Be aware of a tendency to blurt out provocative statements and tame this if you want to keep things smooth and easy. Tensions and mistakes are more likely if you feel rushed or pressured. It’s not until you remind yourself that haste makes waste that you get somewhere you want to go today. You may be craving a deep, serious conversation, but others are just not into it right now. If you’ve been feeling resentful about a relationship situation, this might emerge in the form of tense commentary today. There can be some exciting and creative energy stimulated with a love interest nevertheless. If you can avoid the tendency to move too fast and to live on your nerves (or only in your brain), you can come to very interesting, and possibly prophetic insights. The better you know yourself, the better your choices will be, and today holds breakthrough energy for self-understanding despite its rollercoaster feel.
This can be a day for attempting to break free from rigid thinking, dear Leo, and for discovering new interests or useful insights. There can be observations or discussions that help heal and build your confidence. You could recognize shared ideals or beliefs that come as a genuine source of comfort. Your willingness to listen is in demand now. This is an enterprising time, but perhaps a little scattered for now. There can be some tendency to burst out with information, but the results can be interesting. Even if something communicated today is bothersome, it’s best to avoid quick reactions since it can initially be difficult to truly connect with your feelings on the matter. The desire to make sense of everything is with you, but you may need a little faith that things will make sense in time. You might instead feel torn between a desire to do your own thing and a desire to include someone in your plans and decisions. Rushing leads to mistakes today, so pace yourself.
Your mind sees the details of your life and the parts that make up the whole more than usual these days, dear Virgo, and this benefits you greatly. Still, you may feel overwhelmed by things to do and the flaws you notice due to a Mercury-Uranus challenge. Or, schedule changes, surprise news, or other interruptions can figure strongly. In truth, you may be able to ease up on your work or tasks to accommodate these things with a little creativity. Ideas coming to you now can be inspired but not yet fleshed out or mature. With all that’s distracting you today, watch that you don’t jump to conclusions or decisions. You can stumble upon a new way to approach ongoing health, work, or energy problems. Still, the day requires patience, particularly regarding opinions, directions, and instructions. Off-the-cuff remarks are possible, but something you hear can stimulate a new way of thinking, so don’t completely dismiss what’s communicated now. Simply take some time before reacting.
You’re in good shape for gaining a new understanding of a situation or person today, dear Libra. There can be a chance to forgive or heal a sore spot, and opening up seems to be key. Your words or willingness to listen can heal. A romantic bond may be enhanced, or a connection can move to a new level. Your sensitivity to others’ troubles comes from your own struggles, and your personal wisdom can help others. You may be attracting people into your life, or attracted to people, who have unusual ideas and opinions, or alternative lifestyles. Still, especially as the day advances, there can be surprising twists and interruptions to manage with Mercury moving into hard aspect with Uranus. You’re mentally stimulated, even if at times, wired. The feedback you receive can feel abrupt and can remind you to look for the intrinsic rewards for what you do! Creative ideas can be inspired and unusual, but not yet well-formed, so take note and aim to come back to them later when you’re not as frazzled. While the “noise” around you can be too chaotic to discern how you genuinely feel, do consider what you hear, as what might seem at first to be far-fetched could turn into a golden idea after some refinement. This is because Uranus, in its higher form, is an awakener. You might open your eyes to something significant today, particularly about a love relationship. Alternatively, you can find creative inspiration.
Today’s energies are strong for personal power, dynamism, and appeal, dear Scorpio. It can be a little challenging to unwind with Mercury and Uranus heading into conflict, but there can be some tricks to get around this. Consider ways of updating traditions rather than clinging to old ones if they’re causing problems, as it may just not be worth the energy to hold onto things that are no longer serving you well. Miscommunications with family or a partner can occur now. With the willingness to grow and learn, they can also lead to a heightened understanding of people in your life. Freshen your mind with alternative ways to relate to one another. Your attention can be divided at times, and ideas and news may be interesting and exciting, but perhaps uprooting. Changes in schedule, interrupted plans, or offhand remarks may ultimately lead to refreshing detours, even if they are initially irritating. Conversations about family and money can be positive and productive, if a little scattered, leading to substantial changes. Problem-solving skills are tremendous now, and discussions can be refreshingly, although perhaps surprisingly, open. The Moon heads into your sign for a few days, and this transit also feels fresh and new.
The day can be powerful for tapping into your intuition and for mental wellness, dear Sagittarius, although there can be some disruptions to manage. A sincere desire to help and guide is with you today, and you’re particularly good at assisting others in understanding themselves because you relate so well to their troubles. There is a sensitive, open, and positive energy that softens your guard just enough to share things with others that you previously kept to yourself. Nevertheless, you’re also getting fired up and energized about getting organized. Changes in schedule can challenge you to grow and learn new things, stimulating new ideas. It’s a good day for visualizing what you’d like to do with your life, but you may not be able to force the matter. With a Mercury-Uranus square aspect in play, you’re best off allowing room for spontaneity. You might come up with creative ways to achieve your goals after surprising detours from the usual routine lead to fun and useful discoveries. Still, watch for communicating about a matter too soon or without enough context. Both personal interests and duties are demanding your attention, and it can be challenging to do any one thing well just for now. It may be best to keep things open.
There can be chaotic or surprise elements to the day at times as Mercury and Uranus head toward a square aspect, dear Capricorn. Still, Uranus is called the “awakener” for a good reason. In fact, it can be quite a revealing, inspired time, especially with help from Mars and Chiron. Try not to take offhand remarks too seriously, though, as they are unlikely coming from the heart. Impatience in the atmosphere around you is entirely possible now, but it can be managed if you resolve to avoid getting caught up in it. Extra care should be taken with personal possessions, and impulsive or poorly considered purchases are a slight possibility. The appeal of entertainment or romantic splurges can be great right now, but this could interfere with recent efforts to be conservative and organized with your money. It’s an excellent day for exercising the brain, and after some challenges comes more clarity or insight into a matter related to business, money, valuables, or ownership. Activities with friends and lovers can be invigorating, and perhaps some crossover feelings stimulated now. Communications are most effective today when they are working on more than the literal level since emotional layers help flesh things out and add meaning to your conversations. Romantic communications are favored.
Natural talents with writing and teaching can emerge today, dear Aquarius. You might gravitate towards information that turns you on to a new and exciting interest or hobby. You have unique emotional insight into others’ problems today, and you can help others understand themselves and their lives more clearly. If you’re seeking to push boundaries, try to do so gently–moving beyond small talk towards topics that lead to growth can be satisfying. With Mercury in your sign heading into conflict with Uranus, your ruler, you may be doing a balancing act between your personal and private lives or creatively combining them. This transit requires an open mind and flexibility, as schedules may change or surprises and disruptions can figure strongly now. Ideas generated today can be inspired, but not yet well-rounded. Challenges seem to light a fire under you to make improvements, however. While distractions are likely and some ideas a little raw, what you’re coming up with now is likely worth your time. This can be a day for an enlightening moment or a sudden awareness that’s significant.
Be aware of a tendency to move too quickly or speak ahead of yourself today, dear Pisces. Preserving a secret may require extra effort now! Keep yourself as open as possible to unexpected changes to your schedule for best results. Watch that you are not your own worst enemy by saying or doing things that invite adverse reactions. Ideas may be ahead of their time or impractical, and it can be hard to distinguish between the two just for the time being. There can be some difficulty with continuity of thought, and it can be a bit of a challenge staying on track. Conversations can be exciting and even inspiring now, but might also touch a nerve. Despite all this, the day can be quite friendly, and tensions quickly dissipate as you find they lead to significant new approaches and ideas. You may be dealing with loose ends or settling accounts for the time being, and while you may not feel the progress, you’re busy clearing the pathway for smoother endeavors and activities in the future. This is a potentially excellent day for creative thinking.
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.