- The Moon is in Scorpio until 9:32 AM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The void Moon occurs until 9:32 AM (since yesterday at 5:38 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- We are in between the Last Quarter Moon, which occurred on the 27th, and the New Moon, which will happen on February 4th.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
A Mercury-Sun alignment can help clarify a matter today, dear Aries, mainly related to friendship, special plans or dreams, or a pet project. Alternatively, this can be a time of further developments on an initiative from late November that is now beginning to gain traction and blossom. Today is useful for seeing a plan or friendship with greater clarity, although there can be some confusion leading up to this. Friends have something important to contribute or say right now, and the full details of a plan may be born. You might also be playing with emerging new ideas for long-term ventures and projects. Today is strong for putting extra effort into making a connection or a contribution. Joining with someone or a group may figure strongly now, and it can be quite useful and even instructive.
Mercury and the Sun align at the top of your solar chart today, dear Taurus, and this connection can help you see career and life path goals or professional matters and responsibilities more clearly, or at least in a balanced, logical way. There can be some confusing preamble to all of this now, but it’s worth the head trip! Verbalizing your thoughts on paper, device, or orally can be particularly useful, serving to bring plans to life and helping you make a decision or understand things more fully. Your powers of reasoning are particularly strong right now, and there can be meaningful conversations or communications occurring that help you turn a corner. This can also be a powerful day for applying your unique wisdom or even past work or efforts to a current project with pleasant results.
The Sun and Mercury align today, dear Gemini, taking you to a peak or turning point on a mental level. Illumination or at least increased mental clarity are in store now, and this gives you a brand new perspective on your life. Conversations, news, and thoughts are significant now, helping you clear up recent misconceptions, confusion, or uncertainty. Now is the time when plans form or come together, mainly related to your communications, studies, personal interests, or travel. There can be strong motivation to share your work, ideas, or beliefs now and this week. Interestingly, you are finding freedom in adding a little more structure and discipline to your life, and the idea of getting back on track with your plans or projects is especially appealing at the moment. Doing your own thing, perhaps ironically, gets you closer to others.
There is a nice, creative focus on your intimate or financial life today, dear Cancer, and these energies are both logical and innovative. A connection between your intimacy and career sectors supports building exciting strategies for your work. This may involve more tech or a particularly new or progressive method that takes things to a new level. As well today, the Sun and Mercury come together in your solar eighth house, and you may be seeing an intimate relationship or financial issue more clearly now. This does come after some wavering, but it’s worth the effort! You can gain new insight into your motivations or what makes a particular person in your life tick. Solving a mystery can be rewarding, or you might have a particularly illuminating discussion about a matter that was previously hidden, kept under wraps, or especially complicated.
Your partnership and adventure sectors connect pleasantly today, dear Leo, and you could find yourself in agreement with a special someone over a key matter. Sharing a vision or a unique experience can strengthen a bond. Also today, Mercury and the Sun align in the sign opposite yours, and mental energy is intense and in the spotlight. You’re both logical and creative with a partner or about your relationship needs, and it’s a rare combination. You may be sorting and organizing your thoughts and ideas today, and interactions or conversations with someone can help jumpstart important thinking. Whether verbalizing a matter to someone helps you to see the issue more clearly or you come to an important conclusion about a relationship, this is an enlightening time. An idea or plan comes to fruition. Some emotional detachment can be quite pleasant and immensely helpful now. You’re most interested in what’s constructive and fair today. There may be new clarity or a turning point in a relationship for some of you.
You are in a beautiful position to learn something handy for improving your work, services, business, or even your health, dear Virgo. You may have been wavering on a matter, trying hard to make sense of it, and now you’re clearer about it, or at least you know where you stand on an issue, and it feels good! The Sun and Mercury align today, putting you in the spotlight, quite possibly about your work or services, or a work or health matter gains traction or clarity. This is an excellent time for filling in the blanks or the details. You’re in perfect shape for making plans and lists, editing, refining, and talking things through with co-workers or people with whom you spend a lot of time. Giving voice to your thoughts and ideas or even writing or typing them out can help you see things more clearly and objectively.
This can be a great time for enjoying new ways of relating to someone in your life, dear Libra, and enjoying a nice balance between freedom and responsibility in a friendship or partnership. You’re attracted to someone who is doing their own thing or daring to be a little different now. A Sun-Mercury alignment today frames you well and helps you get a point across. It can also aid with clarity on a matter, pushing a plan forward or facilitating a decision. This can also be a time for gaining some clarity about creative projects, a relationship, or a hobby. You’re taking more pride in your work, ideas, and beliefs today. Creative projects could reach a turning point, or there can be a romantic revelation, and this can relate to a matter that has been developing since November. Observations made now are likely to be significant, and assessing recent ideas can be very successful.
You’re in particularly good shape for making small but substantial advancements related to your home or working life today, dear Scorpio. You have a couple of helpful influences with you now that lead to more clarity and decisiveness, and also turn your attention to new and innovative approaches and methods. It can be a time of meaningful conversations about or with family. As the Sun and Mercury come together in your solar fourth house, home or family plans may similarly come together. Ideas can blossom now, and they’re likely related to money matters, income, and domestic matters. It’s a good idea to use this radiant energy for making plans, solving problems, and handling details. Analyzing emotional issues can sometimes take you away from your feelings a little too far, but today it can be a useful exercise. Significant ideas, news, or conversations can emerge now.
This can be a mentally busy day, dear Sagittarius, and a potentially illuminating time. After some mental wavering, things are coming together. It’s a good idea to pay extra attention to details, news, and ideas presented now and this week with the Sun and Mercury joining forces in your communications sector. This is a personal matter for you, even if the energy is on the logical, intellectual side, as it relates to an idea that first formed while the Sun and Mercury were in your sign in late November. Something is realized or decided now, and it can feel satisfying! You’re in a particularly good position to sort things out and solve problems or to gain some clarity on your studies, trips, or projects as new details emerge. Significant decisions can result from today’s conversations. This is also a beautiful time for creative writing or romantic expression.
While the day can begin on a confused or fumbling note socially, dear Capricorn, it’s likely to shape up in bright, illuminating ways. Recent ups and downs or mental wavering can now turn into solid, happy decisions. This is especially the case regarding money matters and practical affairs with the Sun and Mercury coming to an alignment in your resources sector today. The new insights, ideas, and perspectives emerging now and this week can be significant. Helpful information can come into your life or is now ready to be processed, organized, and sorted. There can be a turning point or the fruition of a project first considered in late November, or new developments arise related to an issue from around that date. This is also an excellent time for applying new and progressive methods to business and family life for happy results.
Today’s influences are particularly strong for you, dear Aquarius, moving things forward quite pleasantly. For one, the Sun and Mercury align in your sign, and for another, your ruler, Uranus, connects harmoniously with commitment-ready Vesta. Your words are heard loud and clear now, so be sure they represent you well! You may feel compelled to express your ideas and make an impact, others are seeking out your opinion, or you’re the topic of the moment. There may be an epiphany or culmination of a project now, and you’re able to see details you overlooked in the past. An idea that was born in late November can now blossom, and a decision is imminent. Clarity on a matter is likely to come, and after some wavering on an issue, you’re happy to be “in the know.” This is an especially good time for communicating and connecting in new ways that really get you places.
A lot is going on under the hood today, dear Pisces, and it can be highly enlightening! The Sun and Mercury align in your soul sector, and this can prompt you to verbalize, analyze, or sort out a private matter or a lingering problem. Even writing something out and seeing it in words can give it new life and energy, helping you understand an issue in a new way and thus getting you closer to a resolution or decision. Revealing conversations or details emerging can prompt a turning point of sorts now. You may be in a better position to communicate or rationalize a matter that, before today, was difficult to express or understand. Also now, you’re in particularly good shape for applying new thinking or methods to business matters. Innovative ideas are fairly popping at the moment!
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.