The Sun in Capricorn is square Uranus in late Aries today for the last time before Uranus leaves Aries for good. We’re focused on our performance, the rules, and fitting in with the Sun in Capricorn, but these drives seem to clash with the Uranus in Aries influence that wants us to be true to ourselves or to live by our own code. This conflict is strong today, creating some tension, restless feelings, and either indecision or abrupt and possibly disruptive decisions. Watch for impulsiveness, particularly breaking things off, but do consider some form of break from the past if it’s been doing you a disservice.
- The Moon is in Gemini until 10:43 PM, after which the Moon is in Cancer.
- The void Moon occurs from 8:32 PM to 10:43 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the First Quarter Moon which happened on the 14th, and the Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) that will occur on January 21st.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Your ambitions are strong, and your need for accomplishment particularly compelling at this time of year, dear Aries, but some of these drives feel a little much, or they are running counter to your drive to be yourself, express your independence, and live authentically. The results of this clash may simply amount to a bit of tension but could be more extreme in some cases. For best results now, it’s best to avoid abrupt moves or dramatic stands until you process your feelings and all that might happen if you do — consequences, in other words! A Mercury-Pluto alignment today is particularly useful for getting to the bottom of a matter, mainly related to business, career, or long-term goals and objectives. It’s a great time to formulate an intelligent strategy for achievement. Mind you, your voice can be intense now–persuasive, but perhaps a little stronger than you intend, which is something to watch. Most of all today, watch that you are acting true to your own heart and not merely reacting to others. Consider the reasons why if you tend to challenge authority or tradition. Watch for a defensive, impatient, or provocative manner that instigates rather than takes charge. Otherwise, conditions are favorable for identifying priorities and getting around obstacles.
A Sun-Uranus square today is potent, dear Taurus. It can stir up some unrest, but this unrest is nothing new – it’s been hanging around, dormant much of the time, and now you’ve lost patience with it! This is the final Sun-Uranus square that affects your privacy sector, and it can help you break from a dysfunctional element of your past once and for all. You’re meant to move on, but do consider that this aspect can stimulate you to be a little too abrupt for your own good, so you might consider toning down the drama or waiting before making significant moves until you’re confident you’re entirely on board with the changes you need to make. A Mercury-Pluto alignment occurring now is excellent for deep thinking, profound conversations, or powerful insights — even life-changing ones! Watch for a tendency to fixate on a problem that has been left unresolved if you’re going nowhere with it. There is some tense and serious energy in the air, but this isn’t getting in the way of your appeal. It can be a time for new insight into your beliefs and travel or educational plans but do watch that an exchange of ideas doesn’t turn into a frustrating power game.
A Sun-Uranus square today is potentially disruptive, but if worked with, can benefit you, dear Gemini. It’s the last such square that affects your friendship and intimacy sectors, which have been hot trigger spots for the past seven years. There can be some resolution in sight regarding a conflict between intimate feelings and idealism or clashes between your needs for intimacy and your desire for an accepting friendship. As well today, your ruler, Mercury, aligns with Pluto, suggesting thoughts or conversations and ideas occurring that transform your life in some manner, such that the potential for making meaningful changes now, even just the beginning rumbles of such change, is strong. Consider ways to improve your life related to your dependencies on people or things. If you’re feeling especially tense or restless, try to channel excess energy into pushing forward a project or something else that’s productive and serves you well. Investigating new approaches and experimenting with new methods can satisfy an itch for doing something different and unusual. While it can seem natural to part with things or even people now, wait until you’ve thought things through. Breaking a commitment or promise now could have consequences. Keep in mind that conversations and thoughts need not go to negative places to find answers. What’s most important now is that you learn more about yourself and your desires and feelings so that you can make better decisions going forward.
A Sun-Uranus square occurring now is revealing but can also be a bit disruptive, dear Cancer. It’s the final such square happening in certain areas of your chart — triggered areas for the past seven years, and now coming to the point of resolution. These are your career/reputation sector in conflict with your partnership sector, and the resulting tension can be frustrating but can also stimulate a meaningful change. The Mercury-Pluto alignment occurring today is useful for pinpointing areas that need a new or more focused approach in order to transform and improve, primarily related to your close relationships or relationship needs. There is intensity today, but potentially the kind that leads to wonderful and necessary change. Avoid quick reactions. If others seem a little too pushy today, know when this may be going too far and redefine your boundaries. Otherwise, this can be a time for gaining a new understanding of someone’s point of view, and it can be educational.
A Sun-Uranus square happening today can produce some tension, dear Leo. While the Sun will continue to form a square to Uranus two times every year, this is the last time it does so in the sector of your solar chart related to work, health, and habits as well as the sector connected with the higher mind, beliefs, travel, and expansion, and a resolution to the conflict may be in sight. The desire to perform, work, and excel in your work or with your health is strong, but it is clashing with an equally compelling need to explore, learn, and enjoy the benefits of spontaneity and freeform learning and living. This conflict is resolving or moving to the back burner in your life after today, and it’s a good idea to explore all of the feelings it elicits now. You’ll need to draw on patience today, especially with directions, instructions, and opinions! A new way of thinking can emerge and benefit you, even if it irritates you initially, or you may simply need to take a bit more time with a matter before reacting. Creative energy is robust today, even if it can be hard to focus it productively. Facing a truth, even an uncomfortable one, can motivate you to improve, firm up, and get a handle on essential areas of your life, leaving you less vulnerable to worry or problems down the road.
You could be feeling a little on edge today, dear Virgo, and this may particularly be the case with creative projects and intimate relationships or if you don’t know where you stand with a situation or someone. Try to remain flexible and avoid stubbornly sticking to old methods, but also avoid the other extreme if it involves an impulsive break. The Sun and Uranus are forming a square in areas of your solar chart that have been heavily triggered in recent years, but from now forward, they’re far less challenging. You’ll find intimate or dependency matters less confusing or difficult going forward. A critical conversation, discovery, or big reveal can occur today that helps drive new beginnings. Looking to find out the truth about a matter can work in your favor if you do so with moderation. Pushing your natural boundaries when it comes to thinking, connecting, and creating can be valuable, but knowing when to stop is vital so that you can take back control and get back on track.
With a Sun-Uranus square today, there can be difficulties concentrating, dear Libra. You are accepting nothing at face value, and someone in your life could surprise you, or there could be disconcerting competitive energy with (or between) family or a partner, making it difficult to relax or unwind as a result. Keep yourself open and flexible, because sometimes unexpected change can help you move forward and away from bad habits. Important or serious conversations can revolve around personal matters, family, or home life. As much as you want answers, try not to push things too far, and don’t allow others to push your buttons, either. Channeling extra energy into making plans or organizing the home and possibly family activities can be successful. Consider that you may be feeling torn between wanting time to yourself and a craving for companionship, which can end up sending people confusing signals.
The Sun-Uranus square active today can generate some tension, dear Scorpio, particularly if you’ve been consumed by your studies, contacts, or projects and a chaotic feeling results in other areas of your life. This is the final such square in these areas of your solar chart before Uranus moves out of your work and health sector for good, and a resolution to your overscheduling problems is now in sight. Today, though, aim to know your limits and respect them or else you’re likely to feel too scattered to be very productive. If you’ve been suppressing frustration, this can be a time when it emerges unexpectedly. Stress can have a way of aggravating health problems, so do what you can to relax. Your mind may be latching onto a dilemma or problem, and it can be complicated to pull yourself out, and this can also interfere with achieving your goals or handling your priorities. Today’s energies are lovely, however, for helping you pinpoint what parts of your life could do with an update or serious improvements.
Today’s Sun-Uranus square has a way of overstimulating us, dear Sagittarius, so watch for hasty moves, particularly with money and love. Even so, there can be a breaking-free moment related to dysfunctional areas of your life now that can be significant and entirely necessary. You can feel some conflict between your desire for comfort and safety and your need for emotional excitement, and finding a good middle ground for this dilemma can be enlightening. You also have a stronger desire than usual to take control of the more practical affairs in your life, and today’s inconsistencies remind you that control is never entirely ours! You can take the lead, and it behooves you to do so, but there are always wildcards you’ll need to manage. Changes in plans can lead to new approaches and ideas that benefit you. While the day can be tense or even intense at times, it’s a potentially highly creative time. Be sure to take some time away from an issue if it’s draining you or distracting you from your priorities.
Today’s Sun-Uranus square has a disruptive feel, dear Capricorn, and has a way of pointing out restrictive conditions that you may have tolerated but now find too much. Consider that you may not be terribly content with routines or tired, old ways of relating, and now is the time to see what these are and perhaps break free from them. Look for new ways to enjoy yourself if things are feeling too stuffy or stifling, but also seriously consider what you may need to stay stimulated and engaged. A little self-knowledge can go a long way today. This is the final Sun-Uranus square that involves the Sun in your sign, and it can feel wonderful as this combination moves out of such a direct, combative relationship to you. This happens because Uranus is on the verge of moving out of its challenging aspect to your sign, and you’ll feel less pressure, particularly in your personal and domestic life. As well today, be aware that conversations could trigger deeper issues, and provocative comments may be taken the wrong way. Even so, challenges today seem to light a fire under you to make improvements.
Mental tension is likely today, dear Aquarius, with the Sun in hard aspect to your ruler, Uranus, and with Mercury in alignment with Pluto. However, it also holds much potential for new insights into positive changes. Avoid overthinking, but also sidestep impulsive moves, aiming to find a balance now. You’re likely to get a nice window into areas of your life or specific ways of thinking that have now become dysfunctional. You can be quite stubborn when it comes to doing things your own way or perhaps entirely on your own, and this can lead to conflicts or misunderstandings with others today. Even so, you are also ready to learn from mistakes and improve or grow through the insights you gain now. Do watch for a tendency to fixate on a specific topic or idea, unless it’s serving you well. With just the right focus, you might come to a new understanding of a significant event from the past that changes your mental direction going forward.
A Sun-Uranus square today can put the pressure on, dear Pisces, but it’s better not to rush anything right now. If you haven’t acknowledged a need to make changes in your practical affairs or with a friendship, you may experience some tension today. However, events and epiphanies reached now can lead to a powerful awakening to new ideas and possibilities for improving your life. Consider that people may be emotionally excitable or there can be many distractions, but do look for the opportunities to grow, learn, and understand yourself, your relationships, and your projects more completely. Try not to get stuck in old habits and methods, and instead look to push your boundaries just enough to get to a new level of understanding. Discussions and ideas emerging now can help create turning points, even if they can feel a little too provocative initially.
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.