- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 29th, and the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) will occur on January 5th.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mercury will leave your solar ninth house tomorrow, dear Aries, but before it goes, it forms some aspects that get you thinking. You’re in a great position to come up with exciting ideas, in fact. You’re communicating with particular panache, and it’s a fine time for thinking outside the box, education, communications, travel, projects revolving around technology and new-thought topics, and for work and health matters. Surprising news can come, and it’s likely to be pleasant or something that nudges you in a positive direction. While you can have some great ideas today, you may need more time to finish a task, or you might need to draw upon more resources than you had first realized. Do watch for a tendency to speak before you think now since people are more sensitive than usual. Even so, it’s a fine time for feeling freer and more spontaneous.
While people can be a little touchy or sensitive today, dear Taurus, you’re likely to find that you move forward as the result of a conversation or some musing now. Something that is communicated or news coming in today can help you let go of a past matter or move forward in a positive direction. Uranus is soon moving out of your solar twelfth for good, and this is an excellent time for releasing old problems or attitudes that have held you back from thriving. You are forward-looking and might decide to share your feelings with someone you trust today. Your intuition serves you relatively well about intimate relationships, but insecurities can be in the mix, so don’t form conclusions about relationships just yet. You could be feeling a little concerned about past actions and how they may be affecting your present, but aim to go forward with the faith that you can handle anything, and you’ll convince yourself and others that you’re moving forward.
There can be realizations, musings, or discussions that lead you to important insights today, dear Gemini. You’re likely to see quite clearly what may have been tripping you up recently, especially in close relationships, with Mercury finishing up its transit of your partnership sector. While you can be feeling up and down, you can get a good sense that you’re moving forward after an open conversation or personal honesty today. Guilt may compromise your decisions lately, and you may see this problem more clearly today. Pay particular attention to your ideas and intuition, but wait to act on them. Consider ways to unburden yourself in some significant way, as the freer you are, the more likely you’ll welcome positive new energy into your life.
Mercury is finishing up its transit of your work and health sector, dear Cancer, and before it goes, you’re likely to come to fresh ideas or think up wonderful new methods for accomplishing your goals related to your work, habits, chores, health, and daily life. While you may not be crystal-clear on your next step, it’s a fine day for exploring your options. You may very well see a way forward, and you certainly have a sharp eye for making improvements rather than simply going over the same old things. You are especially interested in making progress now, and if you can find ways to keep things fresh and non-routine, you’ll enjoy stronger feelings of freedom and optimism. You can be feeling a little vulnerable or exposed today, too, as a soft spot may be triggered, but this opens you up to self-understanding and growth.
Mercury is finishing up its transit of your sector of joy, dear Leo, and before it goes, connects with Chiron and Uranus, and you can come up with some exciting ideas or insights related to creative or romantic matters now. This can be a strong day for advancing a project or coming to important conclusions. New or alternative methods and approaches seem to work best for you at the moment. Conversations can be especially open, or we may be a little more honest with ourselves now, and also quite sensitive. Though it can be a little messy getting there, it’s a good time to confront your feelings or fears. The Moon spends the day in your creative sector, and you’re inclined to want to express your feelings.
Mercury is finishing up its transit of your home and family sector, dear Virgo, and will move into harmony with your sign later tomorrow. Before it moves on, however, it can be an important time for opening up about your personal life, whether it’s through discussions with or about loved ones or it’s from giving matters further thought. You may swing between feeling indecisive to acting upon impulse today, but the best route now is to aim for moderation in your actions while letting your mind go. It’s a fine day for letting go of petty matters and for focusing instead on more spiritual or emotional issues. There can be inventive solutions to home-related problems and new approaches with family and loved ones.
This is a good day for finding inventive ways to advance your personal interests and projects, dear Libra, and you’re open to ideas from others. You can benefit from brainstorming even though there can be extra sensitivity now and not everything may be taken the right way. You’re likely to be in the mood for something different or unusual, finding it challenging doing the same old routine, and you may be pushing boundaries a little in your conversations as a result, perhaps so as to stir the pot to keep things exciting. This can have impressive results if not taken to the point of discomfort. Either way, there is a sense of opening up sore spots and then moving on from them today.
Mercury is about to move out of your resources sector and into your communications sector, dear Scorpio, but before it goes, you’re in a strong position to gain insights into money and business matters today. You’re especially open to new or alternative ideas and methods with Mercury’s connection to Uranus. Information you come across can be helpful or a pleasant surprise. Finances or work matters move forward, or you feel more optimistic about the direction in which they’re heading. Your intuition about health matters can be significant. You may want to watch your words right now as it can rather easily be taken the wrong way, and resolve not to worry too much about what or how someone is communicating since you might also misinterpret their words. Aim instead to follow your inner guide which is serving you very well.
Mercury is finishing up its transit of your sign, dear Sagittarius, where it has spent more than its usual length of time. Before it goes, it’s making some interesting aspects that can help you gain perspective. You could be feeling freer to express yourself in unique and spirited ways now as Mercury connects with Uranus in your creativity sector, and you could feel quite inspired to follow your heart. Your more unique qualities, particularly related to the mind, are emphasized and appreciated. Even so, relations can be up and down. While you’re likely to feel you’re making more progress than not, there can be insecurities or hurts to explore in the process. Aim to face rather than avoid sensitive issues, but do keep in mind that the tendency to misinterpret words runs rather high at the moment.
Mercury will be moving into your sign very soon, dear Capricorn, but is currently in your privacy sector making strong connections, opening you up just a little and encouraging you to reach out, particularly to family and loved ones. It’s a generally good time to address problems or to work with special people in your life make progress on a practical or psychological problem. Inner restlessness can sometimes lead us down the wrong path, but today, it may motivate you to make a positive change or to improve your life in some manner. There are only two days before the Solar Eclipse occurs in your sign, and this suggests it’s better to wind down than wind yourself up. Even so, it’s a fine time for feeling inspired and positive about what the future might hold for you.
Mercury will soon leave your solar eleventh house, dear Aquarius, but before it moves on, it connects with your ruler, Uranus, and boosts your connections. It’s a fine day for studies, networking, and illuminating discussions. You are magnetic today, particularly in your communications. Good ideas are flowing freely around you, and this is particularly the case as you relate to and interact with friends and associates. Even so, there can be part of you that’s holding back, perhaps having to do with trust, and this can stimulate some self-protectiveness even though you remain friendly. Give tricky issues time before taking anything to heart. Insecurities may be getting the best of us at times today. Look for ways to move forward, open up the lines of communication, and to put dysfunctional elements behind you.
Uranus will soon leave your money sector for good, dear Pisces, and right now, forms a trine to Mercury, and you’ll have good sense as to what needs to go or improve with money or business matters. This is a time for getting out of a thinking rut and for embracing new ideas, methods, and approaches. You may feel renewed as you discard old ways of thinking. Even so, insecurity or fear may seem to hold you back, and while it’s just fine to wait out a decision, it’s a good idea to work on areas of vulnerability now so that you can distinguish between fear and healthy skepticism. Overall, you’re taking bigger steps forward than backward, so you’re in a better position by the end of the day. You may be in the place to lead or take charge today.
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.