- The Moon is in Cancer.
- 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:
You could be feeling a little more sensitive than usual today, dear Aries, or somewhat vulnerable to odd experiences or even some deception. If it’s viable, prioritize rest or time for reflection, or aim to create something with your imagination so that you can better enjoy the day’s energies. Watch for being so focused on the way you think things should be that you forget to enjoy the moment. Expectations of others, or your own goals, may need adjustments. Reputation matters, as well as career goals, can be complicated to see clearly at this time, and big decisions or promises may be best saved for a clearer time. Otherwise, it’s an excellent day for considering non-material, imaginative, and spiritual needs, and how these can be met going forward. Look for ways to explore new things, but don’t overlook the true root of your restlessness.
A Sun-Neptune challenge can introduce some uncertainties into your day, dear Taurus, but it’s designed to open your eyes to needs you’ve been overlooking or neglecting. Consider that you and others may not be seeing capabilities clearly so that expectations can also be a little off. There can be some struggle between sticking with familiar methods, or even people and things, and with sticking your neck out, trying something new, and branching out in different directions. If you stay on the fence, you are likely to feel like you’ve missed out. It’s best to adjust your expectations or let go and allow things to unfold as they will. There can be a restless quality and a sense that moods and desires are impermanent, and you’re probably right that they won’t last long. Tomorrow, the Sun moves to the top of your solar chart, and ambitions or responsibilities assume special importance to you in the coming weeks.
You may be craving a little more excitement from a partner or your social life today, dear Gemini, or you can be thrown for a loop by events or your own feelings today. Going off on a small tangent may be just what you need to keep things interesting, but big moves and changes are probably not wise for the time being. The tendency is to overestimate your capabilities or misjudge situations and people in your life just for now as you regroup. You can be divided on a matter, such as whether to divulge a secret or talk about something close to your heart, or you could be undecided about your feelings about a person or project. Doubts are likely related to a lack of conviction or clarity about your future, but easing up on clear-cut definitions may be necessary for the moment.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Cancer, and emotions are clearer and possibly more insistent than usual. You may feel somewhat at odds with a partner or with your own desires and ambitions at times now with the strength of your feelings. Today is a little challenging for decision-making. You may feel not yet equipped to draw a conclusion. Relationships can feel a little out of sync but may only require some adjustments of expectations of one another or the relationship as a unit. Your long-term goals and connections seem to be competing for your attention, and it can be challenging to find a compromise. Watch for sudden desires that are more likely to be whims than true yearnings. Surprise elements may keep you on your toes, and depending on your mood, can lead to creative detours or can be most annoying. Either way, a small change of pace may be in order.
Despite your strong ambitions to take care of business these days, dear Leo, you can quite easily succumb to distractions today. As a result, you may not end up crossing off too many items on your “to do” list. Personal interests are consuming, and there can be some emotional or spiritual needs that feel insistent now. This is not the best time for keeping your mind in the game, but if you can embark on a healthy escape, you’ll be better off for it. You may need to step back to gain perspective or find ways to get a little break or emotional refreshment to come back to your work more productive and useful. Prepare for wildcards today, not only due to changes of schedule but also with your own emotions and penchant for unusual or exciting ideas and tangents now.
You can be a little torn between your desire for light entertainment and serious pursuits today, dear Virgo. It’s possible that you need a break from the routine, whichever the direction, whether it’s less or more work and responsibility. Relationships can feel a little off now with current transits that suggest different needs and slightly offputting methods for gaining one another’s attention. Misunderstandings now likely arise from leaving needs unspoken in the hopes that someone will know them intuitively. When it comes to practical affairs, it can be difficult to distinguish true desire from whim, so try to defer important decisions for a day when self-knowledge is sharper. This is a better day for making adjustments to our expectations and plans than for definitive action. You can certainly have and enjoy company today, but the fewer expectations you have for this, the better.
There is some tendency to misjudge our capabilities today, dear Libra, and knowing this can help prevent problems and moodiness. You’re in good shape for creative and imaginative pursuits or methods for approaching things, and if you can manage to escape others’ pressures or the need to follow a strict schedule or plan, all the better. Poor planning or missed communications may mix up your schedules and plans, and relationship and family needs may seem to clash. This is a time for adjusting and resting before pushing forward. It’s a natural time for reviewing recent events and recharging your emotional batteries rather than for leaping into something new with a splash. Whims experienced now are unlikely to have holding or staying power.
With the Sun and Venus forming minor challenging aspects today, dear Scorpio, your focus can waver, and energy levels are likely to drop. This is temporary, but it’s also a message that you need a break from material pursuits so that you can nurture your spiritual or emotional needs. For you especially, you could be misunderstood or you could encounter a problem that requires fixing before you continue. It may be best to plan on a small break or change rather than entertain sudden whims if they seem to take you far off course. Otherwise, there is good energy for creative activities and recreation if these can be managed. If you can keep on the lookout for a tendency to overdo or expect everything to go as planned or scheduled, then you’ll be in good shape to enjoy the detours now.
You can experience some restlessness today, dear Sagittarius, as you toy with a desire for something out of the ordinary. Defining that may be difficult, however! Routines seem less tolerable, yet you can’t quite get on board with overturning them. If you can think up ways to satisfy both your freedom-seeking side and your equally strong need to keep things quiet and secure, you’ll have a much more satisfying day. However, if you can’t, try not to sit in a state of limbo for too long. Keep in mind that thinking is not exceptionally practical as much as you’d like it to be, so it may be best to avoid making quick purchases or decisions that would have a significant impact on you. In some ways, today is good for playing things by ear, and changes in plans can stimulate new approaches and ideas.
With current minor challenging aspects, dear Capricorn, it’s important to ease up on the seeking of definite answers or the making of solid plans. This is an excellent time to deemphasize the ego and material world and to tune into your imagination, although you may fight these urges initially. What at first might seem complicated or even convoluted may, in reality, have a simple explanation today, and it’s a good idea to keep in mind that we tend to make more of things than they are right now. Be open and willing to look at matters from a positive perspective, but keeping things realistic is also important. You can make some exciting detours and discoveries if you keep an open schedule and mind today. Social energy is a little erratic so that it’s best not to pour out your feelings or choose this time to get closer to someone, however.
Relationships and moods can suffer today if there are too-high expectations, dear Aquarius, with a couple of minor but challenging aspects that point to the need to regroup or make adjustments. Take things slowly when it comes to making decisions, as all the details may not be apparent yet. Tomorrow, the Sun enters your sign, and several things are likely to clarify. Today, there can be some vagueness or confusion to deal with, and it’s best not to push to define things. Pulling back and considering your options is preferable for the time being. It can be difficult to discern whether desires run deep or are only superficial whims. You’ll eventually discover which will last, but for now, aim to enjoy and entertain your feelings without acting on them just yet.
There can be a bit of moodiness or confusion today, dear Pisces, but only if you’re focused on arriving at solid conclusions or attempting to fit too much into your day. We may be misjudging situations, or we’re now suffering the minor but annoying consequences of past poor planning. A fresh or new approach can keep you engaged now, and if there is space left for surprises, all the better. It may be best not to answer every whim that comes to you now as they can take you further away from what’s in your heart. Aim to make adjustments and enjoy the moment just for now, and matters will clarify in their own time. Today’s Moon transits your romantic and creative sector, helping boost your mood and reinforcing your need for spiritual or emotional refreshment.
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.