- The Moon is in Aquarius until 6:43 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- The void Moon continues until 6:43 PM (since yesterday at 2:06 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 24th in the sign of Aquarius, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on February 1st.
- There are no major planets that are retrograde!
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
A Venus-Mars square happening today can stimulate some impulsiveness, dear Aries. You may feel impatient with others regarding an idea or belief, especially if they seem to be shooting you down or not catching on to what you intend to say. Taking personal offense at intellectual disagreements can be an issue now with Mars in your sector of beliefs and opinions. For others, this can be a time when you want to escape, but how to do it can be an issue. Part of you wants to get out and about, and another would prefer time to rest. Desires can come on suddenly, but may only be a reflection of inner unrest, and thus may not be genuine. A tense atmosphere can make it difficult to look past small problems and challenges, but if you can manage to do so, it can go a long way towards reinstating calm. Look for opportunities to relax and destress later today–there is likely to be a wonderful calm after a small storm on an emotional level.
A Venus-Mars square aspect can stir up dissatisfaction, dear Taurus, but this can motivate you to make useful changes. Still, there may be some issues experienced with friends and lovers today that leave you feeling unappreciated or put upon, and you might end up feeling offended. Mind you, with this energy active now, it can be easier than usual to offend others as well, as we tend to take things quite personally now. Feelings are complicated right now, and you may not even know how light or deep you want things to be. There can be competitive energy at play in your relationships. Dig deeper, and you may find that the surface topic has little to do with the real problem. Ideally, clearing the air helps you to turn a page. Venus is heading toward a conjunction with Neptune, softening things considerably as the day advances. In fact, it can be an ideal time to come to a greater understanding of someone.
Venus is approaching an alignment with Neptune, dear Gemini, and you’re likely to come to a wonderful understanding. Today, however, there can be a disagreement or some discontent stirred that motivates you to make improvements before you get to this peaceful state of mind. A Venus-Mars square active now seems to encourage impulsiveness. People can frustrate you quickly today, especially if they’re beating around the bush. Reactions can be quick, and many people seem to be working on a short fuse. While there can be a temperamental or competitive tone to the day, you’re gaining deeper insight into your work, goals, or ambitions through a bit of trial and error. As much as you may want to take action, listening and observing are more likely to serve you well.
If things are not moving along today, dear Cancer, you can quickly lose patience with a Venus-Mars square that seems to highlight problem areas. Venus in your adventure sector is inspiring your interest in non-routine experiences, while Mars in your work sector encourages you to get the job done. As well, Venus is encouraging a more enlightened view of your life while Mars is motivating you to take care of business. Both can work together if need be, but it can seem hard to integrate them today. Consider ways to strike a compromise. With others, a disagreement may arise that is essentially a surface conflict since you seem to be seeing things differently temporarily. It’s unlikely to be a deep or core issue. Nevertheless, it can be worthwhile to observe your reactions today so that you can come to a better understanding of your needs. As the day advances, feelings smooth out considerably.
Today’s Venus-Mars square can serve to pull up some discontent or unrest, dear Leo, which can be informative, but a bit frustrating, too. The day can run hot and cold, although as it advances, you’ll enjoy far smoother energy. Sudden desires and urges should probably be examined more closely, as they’re unlikely to address genuine needs–it may take some to sort out what’s real. There can be impulsiveness to keep your eye on, both in yourself and others. Venus in your solar eighth house tends to stimulate the desire for emotional intimacy and closeness with others. Mars, on the other hand, is more intent on having a good time as it’s currently transiting your sector of joy and entertainment. You can strike a compromise, but it may not be straightforward knowing how to do so just for now. Ultimately, you’re arriving at a better understanding of your needs.
There can be some tensions, unrest, and perhaps emotional fireworks today, dear Virgo, particularly in family relationships and partnerships. A Venus-Mars square active now seems to stir up tensions, although not mindlessly, as these are matters that have been brewing under the surface of things. You may be dealing with impatience or what seems to be bad timing in your interactions. Passions tend to run high, but satisfying them may not be straightforward. The byproduct can be tension, although you can turn it into something more creative. Try not to stir the pot and watch for others who may be pushing your buttons. Save important ideas or topics for a more free-spirited time. Later today, understanding and compassion can go a long way towards restoring a sense of peace. Until then, if you feel a sudden desire, it may be wise to take a deep breath, wait things out, and avoid jumping into something big.
With a Venus-Mars square active today, dear Libra, it can be hard to feel satisfied if you’re focusing on what’s missing from your life. Even so, with a bit of creativity, a bit of discontent felt now can motivate you to make changes that improve things. It may very well be that you’re missing something, but distractions from your real needs and desires are likely now. Watch for impulsiveness in love relationships today, but also with your communications since impatient Mars is currently transiting your communications sector, and is triggered today. You may be a little too quick to speak about something that needs time to develop or understand. As well, timing is a little off right now — when one person is hot, the other is cold. Boredom may even lead to a conflict or clash now, without you even knowing it’s happening. The most benefits come from observation rather than action today, and this will come more naturally later today and into tomorrow.
With a Venus-Mars aspect active today, dear Scorpio, there can be just as readily sudden attractions as there are sudden turn-offs. This aspect tends to highlight areas of dissatisfaction. Feelings can run hot and cold, and timing can be quite off in relationships, particularly friendships and romantic ones. Boundaries might be pushed, and possessiveness or competitiveness can be themes. It’s best not to mix emotions and practical matters, at least for now. It may be a good strategy to aim to give others the benefit of the doubt and to avoid jumping into or out of something too quickly. You may want to keep an eye on spending since impatient Mars is currently transiting your money sector and is triggered now. As the day advances and Venus heads towards an alignment with Neptune, you’ll find it easier to take things as they come rather than jumping into action.
There can be some tension generated today, dear Sagittarius, as Venus and Mars form a square, which can serve to highlight areas of dissatisfaction or disagreement. Since impulsive Mars is currently in your sign, this can affect you more than others, and you could very well find that people are pushing your buttons. Or, if you’re feeling a little on edge or unsatisfied, the temptation to rile others up can come on. Examine what comes to the surface now since you’re likely to discover some previously buried frustrations, and these can help you find ways to resolve them. It can be difficult to do so, but it could be worthwhile to try detaching yourself emotionally just enough to stay in a calm place and work things out. This comes more naturally to you as the day advances. We’re more understanding as the day advances.
A Venus-Mars square active today can stir up some frustrations, dear Capricorn, making it particularly tricky interacting since we may not be on the same wavelengths. You may want to wait out making important decisions for a better time. These temperamental conditions may seem random, but they’re likely forcing out problems that have already been brewing. Ultimately, this brings issues to light, which can lead to quicker resolutions, even if it’s a bit rocky going getting there. Desires can be intense but are unlikely to last if they come on suddenly. They might even mask the real root of a problem. Fortunately, Venus heads toward alignment with Neptune, and the day smooths out as it advances.
With the Moon in your sign much of the day, dear Aquarius, and a Venus-Mars square, there can be some pressure on you to do something different or to seek out something new. Certainly, clashes are possible if impatience rules. It may be wise to get in touch with your true desires so that restlessness doesn’t lead you astray. Desires that come on suddenly and insistently are more likely to arise from boredom than true need or want just for now. The Venus-Mars aspect can be a very creative combination, but it tends to stir up dissatisfaction with current conditions first. If we use it as motivation to make exciting improvements or changes, we’re in the best shape. Off timing in relationships could ultimately lead to new ideas. With friends today, one of you could be enthusiastic and the other indifferent, and then vice versa later. Timing is off right now, but try not to take it too personally. Later today, things smooth out, and by tomorrow, you’ll enjoy more peace. Emotions settle nicely.
There can be stop-and-go energy with you today, dear Pisces. Later today, the Moon enters your sign, and Venus heads toward a wonderfully relaxing alignment with Neptune. Before then, others might be more demanding of you than usual as Venus and Mars form a square. You may need to be extra careful with how you handle touchy situations and people, particularly bosses, parents, or others who are in a position of authority. Try not to burn yourself out by pushing too hard or expecting instant results from your efforts. Note that dissatisfaction with a current situation can be harder to ignore, and it could motivate you to make improvements. However, you may want to watch for impulsive or dramatic moves that won’t serve you well in the long term.
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.