- The Moon is in Leo.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase until 12:15 AM, after which the Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) occurs today at 12:15 AM in the sign of Leo.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
With a Mars-Saturn square early today, dear Aries, you may want to treat others with extra sensitivity and care, particularly on the job. This might instead point to a slowdown if you’ve been rushing ahead too fast, which is quite likely with energetic Mars currently transiting your sign! This could take the form of a delay, criticism, reality check, or discouraging moment. Aim to pick yourself back up and strengthen your plans and yourself so that you get back on course better equipped to weather small storms. You can be feeling an intense desire to press forward, but obstacles seem to appear as you do. Try not to react to blockages with impatience, as it’s not going to support your cause. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse points to a culmination or fruition of a matter and can act as the final push towards sorting out your relationships with friends and lovers. These areas of life have been filled with changes or up-and-down feelings for many of you, and this eclipse tends to push a turning point. There can be illumination that clears the path for more honesty and clarity in the future. Lunar eclipses are not usually about new beginnings as is the case with Solar eclipses, and are more about settling matters and seeking balance. Relationship issues or even feelings for someone that have been present but not acknowledged or dealt with are likely to surface.
A Mars-Saturn square early today can mean you’re dealing with obstacles or slowdowns, dear Taurus, or there is a sense that you can’t express yourself, your desires, or your frustrations effectively. You could be feeling that you’re stuck in the past, unable to move forward. With Mars in your solar twelfth house, you’re meant to consider the past more frequently, but it’s about putting challenging situations behind you, not focusing on those things you can’t control. The morning may not be as free-flowing as you’d like, but as the day advances, you feel increasingly less blocked. Even so, the mood isn’t light today. A Lunar Eclipse can bring any problems brewing in your domestic or personal life to a head. This can be experienced as a cosmic push to make changes that help bring your life back into balance, particularly if you’ve been putting too much of yourself into your work and responsibilities. Some of you could make a final decision about a move or career change. Domestic conditions are illuminated. It’s a beautiful time for recommitting to a family or home pursuit.
This morning’s Mars-Saturn square can have the effect of slowing us down if we’ve been pushing too hard or too fast in a particular area, dear Gemini, and for you, this can be your relationships. Difficulties with trust and power dynamics that have been festering might now emerge in challenging ways. Bottled up anger can challenge your health and well-being while exploding can be destructive as well. Aim for moderation, and you’ll be in the best position now. Do your best to respond to challenges with patience and mindfulness. Success depends on your ability to focus on getting work done rather than worrying too much about how far away a goal might be. All of this can be uncomfortable but revealing, allowing you to see which areas need the most work. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse can stir up a vital turning point related to communications, learning, and ideas. Your words are especially powerful now, so use this energy well! For some, the weeks ahead can be a time for a publication or web site launch or announcement, a studying opportunity, or another turning point related to transportation or communication. This is the last of a series of eclipses that falls along your communications axis, and you are likely to want to bring a project to fruition or make a final decision. This eclipse might ask you to put something behind you, but it can also stimulate opportunities for personal advancement, particularly related to your work, ideas, and studies. There can be a clearing of the air or a critical discovery or connection made now.
The tone of the morning is on the serious side, dear Cancer, and you can turn this to your advantage. A Mars-Saturn challenge now can remind you of limits, rules, or obstacles, most notably through a person or relationship. This means that it’s time to slow down, reconsider, review, and adjust rather than give up on something altogether. There can be difficulties with a partner or superior today, or you may feel that you’re misunderstood or blocked when it comes to pursuing your goals or asserting your wishes. Challenges may have to do with something you’ve buried or tucked away. Watch for defensiveness, which won’t serve you well. Try not to waste time on anger and, instead, do your best with what you have. Blocks are temporary and may very well be helpful, as redirection can pull your attention to flaws that need correcting before going forward. The day progresses lighter and happier. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse can pull up strong emotions surrounding self-worth or money matters. A financial issue that has been brewing for some time might reach a head or turning point. You may be in the position to throw yourself into a purchase or embrace a new business idea now.
This morning’s Mars-Saturn square is a tense one, dear Leo, but can lead to important releases. You may be dealing with stubbornness in others or blocked plans, but keep in mind that the harder you push or the stronger you come on, the more resistance you’re likely to encounter just for now. Try not to waste time and energy on things that can’t be changed, and aim instead to concentrate on improving relationships, which are likely to see movement and growth today and in the coming weeks with Venus and Jupiter coming together in your creative sector and the Lunar Eclipse occurring in your sign. The Lunar Eclipse can help point you in the right direction toward correcting imbalances, particularly in the me-you department in relationships. If you’ve been defining yourself mainly through your relationships, now is the time to draw up your own terms. While emotions feel raw right now, important epiphanies can occur that serve as a push to make essential changes in your life. You may be making executive decisions. This can be a time when a missing puzzle piece of information is discovered, or when especially meaningful conversations and conclusions happen. You have tremendous personal power now, and easily hold others’ attention.
This morning’s Mars-Saturn square suggests the need to slow down if you’ve been pushing a pursuit — or yourself — too hard, dear Virgo. Intimate matters or issues of money, commitment, trust, and power dynamics can be tricky now, and patience is required. There may be some off-timing or inhibitions that prevent a smooth flow of affection and direct assertion early today. This may be a better time to slow down or yield. As the day advances, however, your load feels lighter. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse can serve as a wake-up call if you’ve been neglecting self-care. Mental and emotional health needs require your special attention now. If you’ve been overextended, this is a time for recognizing the need to pace yourself and come to a better work-rest balance. You might also need to bring closure to a neglected or unresolved issue in your life. Private and previously hidden matters can come to light, making it a good time in the coming weeks to heal and deal with them. There can be an epiphany or realization related to work or health that opens up a new path for you. This is a powerful time for making significant lifestyle changes.
There can be stop and go energy in your relationships especially today, dear Libra, as Mars and Saturn form a square. Interactions may suffer from poor timing or the perception that others are disapproving and disinterested. There can be a feeling of being blocked, either by others or by circumstances, and this can be frustrating. However, it’s also a message from the cosmos to be patient, to wait things out, and to spend a little more time getting things right before pushing ahead with your plans. As well, you and others loosen up considerably as the day advances. Also today, a total Lunar Eclipse can bring a friendship issue to a turning (or boiling) point. Look for ways to explore and share ideas with people in your life. If a friendship or group affiliation changes or ends, you might find that another door opens rather quickly. The energy of the eclipse is best harnessed and channeled into setting solid goals for long-term happiness. Some of you could experience a romantic revelation of sorts, or a creative project is coming to a head now and in the coming weeks. Sometimes we need a little drama to motivate us to make changes and improvements to our lives, and a Lunar eclipse generally shows us what we have been lacking.
If you’ve been pushing in one direction too quickly, dear Scorpio, you may encounter blocks to your plans early today as Mars and Saturn forming a square. An aggressive or impatient approach to a work project or health program may need some adjustments. Watch for overdoing things simply because you feel capable of doing more than your usual. If you move beyond reasonable boundaries, then aim to do so gradually. Consider that delays can give you the chance to make advantageous refinements and edits so that you can resume your activities better equipped at a later time. Also today, a total Lunar Eclipse can bring a shake-up to your career or working life, and circumstances occurring now remind you that this is a time for restoring a balance between your personal and professional lives. You may come to a final decision about a move or change of career goals or focus. There may be recognition or decisions related to your work or path now. This is a time of gaining clarity concerning family or home-related matters vis a vis professional standing and responsibilities.
A Mars-Saturn square this morning can seem to apply the brakes to projects and plans that have been moving too fast for their own good, dear Sagittarius. Keep in mind, however, that this is merely a slowdown, not a halt. You’ve been more confidently pursuing fun and games recently, and today, you might come to a roadblock, and quite possibly a financial limitation. For others, worries and concerns put a damper on your mood. You may be fearful of change on a basic security level, yet attracted to taking some risks, and this poses a dilemma now. Take your time, avoid pushing in the face of resistance, but do pay attention to your responsibilities and fulfill them to the best of your ability. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse can bring a communication, learning, or transportation matter to a head, or an important turning point. You might be in the position to announce a project launch, come to a turning point in a course or educational path, or experience a sudden desire to advance your education. Transportation or communication problems can be part of the picture for some of you, but these can lead to alternatives that end up serving you very well. You may be challenged to confront some important, perhaps previously buried, issues in your life.
Mars in your home and family sector forms a challenging aspect to Saturn in your sign early today, dear Capricorn, and you can experience a feeling of being unsupported or overly burdened. While this is temporary, it’s important to examine ways to make changes in your life to prevent problems such as these from growing or festering. You may be digging in your heels, especially if others appear to be pushing or rushing you, or if they are a little too brusque or insensitive for your liking. A slow, patient, and moderate approach is the most successful one today. Fortunately, even if you start the day feeling a little restricted, as the day moves forward you feel freer and lighter. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse can act as a cosmic push to make final changes related to improving your financial situation. Over the coming weeks, there may be some drama with money or an intimate relationship. You may be seeing an issue surrounding values, respect, money, talents, or possessions more clearly once the power of your feelings normalizes.
Watch for defensiveness and sensitivity this morning, dear Aquarius, but do consider that this is a time for the motivation to plan more responsibly or clearly as Mars and Saturn form a square aspect. You may be dealing with communication or transportation delays, but while they appear to set you back, they may very well point you in the right direction. You might now notice details that you missed due to your haste the first time through. Finish up those things that need a little more attention rather than pushing ahead right now. Aim to tie up loose ends and avoid speaking too soon or too impulsively about a matter. Your ability to take criticism may be tested today for some of you, and for others, you could be wrestling with your inner critic, as you could be feeling that what you’re doing now is not your best. Detach yourself and take breaks to help manage potential frustrations better. The day advances with far more pleasure and perhaps even a nice release from pressure. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse is the final cosmic push to sort out close relationships and matters of independence/dependence as the eclipse set that’s been very personal for you for the past couple of years comes to a resolution. Recognition of relationship needs and feelings can happen in a rush. There can be essential realizations, epiphanies, and clarifications occurring now.
A Mars-Saturn square can challenge us to face up to reality or to manage a delay or slowdown early today, dear Pisces. Tension and blockages are likely to revolve around your social life or finances, or there can be a conflict between sticking with tried-and-true methods and going out on a limb. You may disagree with someone about core values, or about whether they’re valuing you in crucial ways. Consider putting a problem aside for a bit if it’s just not budging. You may think up a better way to go about it at a later time. Fortunately, tension breaks up as the day advances, and we head towards a very lovely Venus-Jupiter alignment. Also today, the Lunar Eclipse may point to a turning point for health or work matters. This can be a final cosmic push to sort out work problems. If your work or daily regimens have become too monotonous and have taken a toll on your spirits, circumstances occurring now push you to make needed changes. Changes are necessary, and being flexible enough to allow them to happen will make transitions much more manageable. There can be a good feeling of purging or release involved with bringing something to light.
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.