- The Moon enters Capricorn at the very beginning of the day and spends the day in Capricorn.
- The void Moon ends at the very beginning of the day when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Third Quarter/Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 17th, 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:
The Moon moves into your reputation sector where it will stay for a couple of days, dear Aries. This puts on the pressure to perform and do your best, but it’s a good time for checking in with your goals. Today’s transits can too easily find you rushing or feeling rushed, however. A Sun-Uranus challenge is approaching, and if you haven’t recognized a need to make changes in your practical affairs or social life, you can feel tense now. Still, it can be an important awakening to new ideas and possibilities for improving your methods, income, and relationships. People around you can be emotionally excitable, and schedules may not be honored, which can be distracting. Prioritize your tasks early in the day for best results. Fortunately, a Sun-Chiron is also active now, and with it, you’re ready to look for the lesson and benefit from it. 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’re on the provocative side.
The Moon’s move into harmony with your sign today is supportive, dear Taurus. Still, there can be a tendency to challenge authority or tradition, but results may not be favorable if you do so too abruptly. Tone down rough edges and consider ways to make changes without making so many waves. Watch for a defensive, impatient, or provocative manner that instigates rather than takes charge. Your ambitions are strong, and your need for accomplishment particularly compelling right now, but some of these drives feel a little much, or they are running counter to your mission to be yourself, express your independence, and live authentically. Otherwise, conditions are favorable for communicating with a little more ease. There’s undoubtedly spunky and edgy energy to the day, but the key to managing it well is to listen to your own heart and avoid quick reactions to others. Fortunately, sound energy is building for trust in your close relationships.
The day can be scattered, but there’s something to learn at the end of it!
The Moon moves into your intimacy sector, dear Gemini, and for a couple of days, you’re seeking more depth from your experiences and activities. Still, there can be times today when your attention is divided, as much as you want to focus, and you could find it rather difficult to concentrate. Aim to tone down rough edges. There can be surprising new information that throws off your schedule or plans, or the routine seems exceptionally boring or restricting to you today. Instead of working on autopilot, try to satisfy your desire for something different by trying a new style, route to work, or better yet, something new to learn. The desire to shirk a responsibility can be strong today but is unlikely to satisfy in the long run. While you likely need to make a change, it’s better not to be abrupt about it, as this approach can backfire–it’s likely to cause more trouble than you need.
The Moon’s move into your partnership sector today brings on a more social focus, dear Cancer. Today’s transits favor new approaches and flexibility. 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 fascinating and possibly prophetic insights. Keep your feet on the ground, though, so that you can benefit from the open, warm, growth-oriented energy of the day. Surprises or changes in plans can bring you to adjust expectations and attitudes. If you’re feeling especially tense or restless, try to channel excess energy into a productive pursuit that you know serves you well. Investigating new approaches and experimenting with new methods can satisfy an itch for doing something different and unusual. 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.
The Moon moves into your sector of service for a couple of days, dear Leo, and you can feel the need to sort out your life in small but powerful ways. Still, there may be cantankerous energies surrounding a partnership, parent, or boss, but a sense of moving forward is with you. Avoid quick reactions for best results now, since the tendency to react or to be abrupt and loud about making changes can lead to unnecessary trouble or misunderstandings. If others are too impersonal with you now, you can feel quite annoyed, but it’s best not to play into it and find ways to enjoy yourself without having to count on someone else. On the other side of the coin, if others seem a little too pushy today, know when this may be going too far and redefine your boundaries. Fortunately, there may be an opportunity to gain a new understanding of someone’s point of view, and it can be educational.
The Moon’s move into your sector of joy for a couple of days is a light and fun transit, dear Virgo. Still, since you have rather heavy planetary guests in this sector of your solar chart these days, even the light side of your life can have a serious tone. Today’s transits can test your patience in spots, particularly regarding opinions, directions, and instructions. The desire to perform, work, and excel in your work or with your health and routines 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. Something you hear might stimulate a new way of thinking, so don’t disregard communications altogether, but do take some time before reacting. Fortunately, creative energy is abundant, even if it can be challenging to tap at times. Try to make something useful of this excess energy. You may stumble upon a new way to approach an old health or work problem from upset or interrupted plans today, so try to stay positive and centered if your schedule changes at a moment’s notice.
The Moon heads into your home and family sector for a couple of days, dear Libra, and the need to stick with familiar or secure and safe situations serves to replenish emotions and heal you in small but significant ways. Still, today’s transits can leave you feeling a bit on edge in spots, particularly related to creative projects and intimate relationships, and especially if you don’t know where you stand in a situation or with someone. Try to remain flexible and avoid sticking stubbornly to old methods or patterns of relating. While you are a person who does play nicely with others, you’re not in any mood to be slowed down right now. Consciously pull your energy away from tense situations and let go of stress when possible. A critical conversation, discovery, or big reveal can occur today that helps drive new beginnings.
The Moon heads into your communications sector for a couple of days, dear Scorpio, and you’re feeling the need to branch out, diversify, and seek new ideas or information. With today’s transits, there can be difficulties concentrating in spots, as you may feel pulled in several directions, and it may be unclear where you’re heading or your next step. You might discover that focusing on the moment is best just for now, and worrying too much about your next step can be a waste of energy when you are uncertain of the final destination. 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. 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 Moon leaves your sign and heads into your stable second house, dear Sagittarius, and you’ll be craving more predictability. Still, today’s transits suggest not everything is going according to plan, but you can find ways to adapt and enjoy yourself. Aim to know your limits and respect them for best results now. Otherwise, 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. Above all, avoid over-scheduling–you’re sure to see the futility of juggling too many options and projects. Today’s energies are fantastic for helping you pinpoint the areas of your life that could do with an update or significant improvements.
The Moon heads into your sign, dear Capricorn, and some self-pampering today is entirely appropriate. It’s a time of the lunar month for recognizing needs for nurture. Today’s transits can overstimulate, so watch for too-quick moves, particularly with money and love. You can feel some conflict between your desire for comfort and safety and your need for emotional excitement now. 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! In fact, if everything seems to stay the same or stand still, you could experience a strong desire to bolt. It may be necessary to play it by ear. There can be a breaking-free moment related to dysfunctional areas of your life now that can be significant and entirely necessary. Changes in plans can stimulate new approaches and ideas, so keep an open mind, but avoid pushing things too far. Be careful with your valuables, as you are a little more inclined than usual to lose or misplace something.
While the Moon’s move into your privacy sector inclines you to seek more downtime, dear Aquarius, transits today may, at times, overstimulate you. This is especially the case if you’ve been holding on to frustrations. It can be challenging to accept restrictive conditions right now with the Sun heading toward a square to Uranus, which seems to bring those things you’ve suppressed or buried to the surface, possibly in disruptive ways. Family relationships can be a little tense or strained, or you’re finding it hard to feel content with routine living. Seek 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 going forward. A little self-knowledge can go a long way today. Fortunately, challenges today seem to light a fire under you to make improvements. Conversations can be key to this, as they’re surprisingly open.
The Moon heads into your social sector, dear Pisces, and you need some freedom and space to be yourself. Mental tension can emerge today as the Sun moves into a hard aspect with Uranus. Avoid overthinking, but also sidestep impulsive moves. Find a balance now. Fortunately, it’s likely to be a good time to see areas of your life that have become dysfunctional and that are best left behind you. An inherent need for change from inside out is with you today, and circumstances are such that you need to shed yourself of attitudes that are no longer working for you. You can be quite stubborn when it comes to doing things on your own or in your own way, and this can lead to conflicts with others. Happily, you are also ready to learn from mistakes and improve or grow through the insights you gain now.
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.