- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Third Quarter/Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and the New Moon will happen on January 24th.
- There are no major planets that are retrograde!
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You could be carefully considering a friendship or group association today, dear Aries, and assessing it in practical terms. Alternatively, you may be seeing the reality of a particular path you’re taking and recognizing the need to make adjustments to your plans. Responsibilities to others can make themselves known now, or your mind could be turning to feelings of being indebted, and you want to balance things out. You could also be feeling a little vulnerable or lonely but not especially able to express these emotions. While it’s important to listen to advice and to pay attention to news, as there could be some trustworthy and helpful wisdom coming your way now, also spend some moments dedicated to unwinding if you feel tense. With the Moon in your intimacy sector all day, you’re seeking out hidden meanings, motivations, and answers. The emphasis today is on your emotions, close ties, dreams, and inner world. You’re looking to scratch the surface more deeply than usual with your projects and connections.
There may be a call to duty of sorts today, dear Taurus, as responsibilities become more apparent, and there seems to be a stronger need for organization, realism, and discipline. There may be important decisions to make, and you tend to take things at face value rather than tune in to the finer and subtler aspects of things. Career projects may be subject to scrutiny, and flaws may be revealed that need fixing. However, you can be very much in the mood for taking care of business right now, and in fact, you could feel strengthened by a sense that you’re in the know. As well today, you can find it exciting to make long-term plans and goals with someone, or simply to enjoy their point of view. Conversations tend to go deep. You may be spending a little more time than usual balancing your agendas and harmonizing with others, and it’s time very well spent.
You’re not in any mood to ponder the “should haves” and “could haves” today, dear Gemini. You’d rather face reality and realign your thinking and your plans accordingly, and it can be precisely what you need right now. The Moon spends the day in your work and health, calling your attention to the details of your daily life, and getting on top of them can be particularly useful to you. As well, your ruler, Mercury, is parallel serious, responsible Saturn. You have the powers of practicality and patience on your side for making decisions or commitments today. While your thinking has recently been broad, life asks you to fill in some crucial details today, and you’re exceptionally equipped to do so. Right now, you can thoroughly enjoy going over finer points. Others are seeing you in a good light and may seek you out for advice. Public and general good favor and approval are likely now.
Mercury in your solar eighth house is parallel serious Saturn today, dear Cancer. This transit gives you some pause to think about which attitudes may need changing to go after what you want and need more effectively. Decisions about financial matters may need making now, and it would be wise to weigh all of the pros and cons, as commitments entered into today can be long term and significant. It’s a good time for finding ways to improve your finances by cutting back. The need to get serious arises or a reality check is in order, and you could benefit from a realistic look at your closest relationships, too. The Moon’s transit today is light, however, and it helps you stay balanced. You may feel compelled to share your ideas, write, learn, or promote something close to your heart.
Some introspection can do you some good today, dear Leo. The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, promoting a naturally more reclusive mood. Today’s thinking is unusually clear and realistic. Decisions feel easier to make than usual now. Serious thoughts about relationships can figure strongly, or conversations with a significant other can have a heavy or practical overtone. Decisions made now tend to be long-term ones. Practical concerns in a relationship tend to take higher priority with today’s energies, or you may be getting serious about a project that involves joint decision-making. Decisions made today could be better with or in cooperation with a partner. You tend to honor and even hold on to the traditions of the past, and also to plan for future security. It’s a day for getting smart and real about your associations. You can experience a strong nesting urge, too. You’re less inclined to try new things or to willingly plunk yourself into new settings and situations just for now, and this “stillness” does you the world of good.
It’s back to business today, dear Virgo, as the morning’s somewhat scattered energy fades and stable, practical energy replaces it. It’s a time when responsibilities weigh more heavily on your mind, or others remind you of them! You may be facing reality today, but in such a way that it feels good. You tend to feel stronger knowing where you and everything in your life stand. There is freedom in seeing the truth and accepting it right now! Co-workers or work itself may be a little more demanding. There can be health concerns to deal with, but you might also come into sage advice about a health issue. People see you as more authoritative, competent, or “in the know” today. The Moon spends today in your communications sector, inspiring you to reach out and connect or seek out the information you need. It’s also a time for branching out and exploring diverse interests.
You could be directing quite a bit of energy into your practical affairs today, dear Libra. There is a sense of coming back down to earth right now, and in many ways, you could be looking for the means to simplify your life. It can feel good to face reality–even empowering. You are far from starry-eyed right now, as circumstances seem to nudge you out of that dreamy state. Love relationships can have serious or possibly heavy energy surrounding them. Commitments may be made or questioned temporarily. This is a good day for thinking about how to monetize, or add more structure to, a hobby. Or, you might figure out how to make better use of your leisure time and cut out those things that interfere with getting the most out of your downtime.
This is a good day for thinking seriously about home and family matters, dear Scorpio, as well as for solving practical problems in your life, in general. You may be seeing your responsibilities, particularly personal and domestic ones, more clearly right now. The focus today should be on building, keeping in mind your long-term goals and priorities. You could be feeling a little pressed to make decisions early today, but equipped to make them as the day advances. You may be doing some serious thinking about the past. Still, the Moon entered your sign yesterday and spends the day in Scorpio today, exciting your emotions and senses. While this transit inclines you to trust your intuition, there is serious energy surrounding your projects, interests, or studies. Your thinking is practical and realistic, even with your feelings strongly in play.
The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, dear Sagittarius, and this brings a stronger need for quiet time for reflection and an emotional recharge of sorts. Still, today’s energies are also reliable for translating recent ideas into practical, real terms and forms. You’re craving more organization, structure, and predictability. Fortunately, you are well-equipped to draw up realistic plans and to talk to people who can give you good advice or helpful information and tips. It’s a good day for concentration and focus, but not necessarily strong for light conversation or social activity since you have more serious things on your mind. Financial thinking is good right now. Still, spending some time listening to your own heart and deeper needs can be worthwhile.
This is a particularly good time for seeing yourself and your capabilities more clearly, dear Capricorn. Judgment is excellent today, and others tend to find you valuable and mature. You’re thinking about money matters a little more seriously today, and you can benefit from this exceptionally realistic perspective right now. You are a practical sign by nature, but you’re also human, so that dreams, desires, and wishful thinking can sometimes interfere with comprehensive money management. However, if you’ve been spending or living beyond your means in any way recently, today, you’re emotionally and mentally equipped to turn your situation around. Doing so will, by extension, increase your peace of mind. It can also be a good day for feeling valued and recognized, particularly for your brain. You have an excellent ability to mediate or improve group dynamics today.
Your responsibilities are on your mind today, dear Aquarius. The Moon spends the day in your career and obligations sector, and Mercury in your sign is parallel to serious Saturn. It can be a time for setting up solid plans for taking care of your duties or fulfilling them. There is a need to be realistic, and perhaps to face reality, which can lead to a stronger character and sense of being in control. Watch for being too self-critical, of course, but some self-assessment can be useful and appropriate, as it can motivate you to discipline yourself to take care of your priorities. Others may not be jumping to help you out today, but this can push you to fall back on your inner resources, reminding you that you can be self-sufficient if needed, and thrive as you do. This is a time for working hard but also learning and doing new things that feed your spirit.
A private and introspective theme is emerging for you these days, dear Pisces, and today, you could be thinking seriously about the past or reassessing recent events. There is a tendency to keep things to yourself, but you could have a bit of a heavy aura today as you think about more pressing matters, and others may notice this. There can be a strong, even burning desire to put something to rest, to tie up loose ends, or to resolve a tricky matter. You typically are patient when questions don’t have answers and life is a bit of a mystery, but today, you are inclined to want to rationalize the irrational! Helping you is the Moon’s transit of your spirit sector all day. You’re in a good position for gaining perspective on your life. Go deep but make time for getting out and about, as well. Today is excellent for strategizing and focusing on good ideas and plans.
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.