- The Moon is in Aries.
- The void Moon occurs from 8:18 PM forward (until the Moon enters Taurus tomorrow).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday at 11:45 PM, and the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse will happen on January 10th.
- Uranus Rx
- Mars enters Sagittarius today (Mars transits Sagittarius from January 3-February 16).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Your planetary ruler, Mars, enters your solar ninth house today, dear Aries, where it will transit until February 16th. This can be an excellent time for training for a future goal–you’re more courageous mentally. You are in good shape for publishing and higher studies, but it’s important not to talk or publish ahead of yourself during this cycle, especially when Mars is forming challenging aspects. You’re in great shape for creative and intellectual work or studies. You can become quite fired up about your ideas, and philosophical debates or legal contests can figure during this period. You’re a little more adventurous than usual, and perhaps more spontaneous. It’s an enthusiastic and energetic cycle in which you feel more confident about making changes or trying new things. You’re attracted to new physical or mental challenges, and your desire to learn about the world and share your ideas and opinions increases. Debates can become very lively and passionate at this time. You may take up a new interest, self-publish, or pursue a different course of study. Routines can bore you more than usual, however, and you’ll be wise to keep one foot on the ground.
Mars begins heating up your intimacy sector today, dear Taurus, encouraging you to seek out a deeper connection, whether this is with a project or a person! This transit lasts until February 16th, and in the weeks ahead, you’re more courageous about delving deep into problems. If you’ve been having issues with power dynamics and sharing in a relationship, now is the time to pull them out of hiding. Others have a stronger effect on you than usual. It can also be a time for pursuing a loan or support if needed, although if money is owed, it can come due now. Your intimate life can heat up in the coming weeks. This is a more strategic, private, secretive, or subtle period for pursuing your desires. Power politics, sexual tensions, or underlying forces can be bigger topics in your life. It’s a fine time to understand your desires more intimately–this transit gives you the chance to sort through which ones serve you well and which don’t. Emotional purging leads to wonderful changes.
Mars enters your opposite sign today, dear Gemini, and will continue its transit of Sagittarius until February 16th. This cycle persuades you to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Sparks may fly with others, or it’s a time when you’re discovering your courage or need for action through a significant other. You may attract an energetic, assertive, or active person into your life. Or, it’s an animated time in a current relationship. You’re likely to find others energizing, or irritating! There can be a competitive feel to relationships. If you decide to cooperate rather than compete, this could be a great time to pair up with someone to get things done. It’s an excellent cycle for clearing the air or taking charge of problem areas if you don’t mind some liveliness. Today is wonderful for connecting with a child or love interest.
Mars begins its transit of your work and health sector today, dear Cancer, and will motivate you to get on top of your daily routines until February 16th. Take advantage of this rush of enthusiasm to take better care of yourself and your daily habits and routines. Indeed, it can be a hard-driving time for work, or it can be a more competitive time. You want to be productive, and you may want to follow your own initiative and to work according to your own rhythms and at your own pace. People or things that disrupt this flow can be most irritating! This transit animates your daily routines. If you’ve wanted to improve your habits or pursue better programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action. While existing problems with health or work can be aggravated during this cycle, it prompts you to take charge. It’s an excellent time to start new projects or work through your to-do list with more motivation and energy.
You’re craving more freedom and spontaneity today, dear Leo. Mars heads into your solar fifth house as it enters fellow Fire sign, Sagittarius. This transit lasts until February 16th and marks a turning of the corner for you. With Mars supporting you, you’re more confident, involved, and spirited. It’s a time for dynamism, stimulation, and action in your creative and romantic life. Channeled positively, it can provide you with just the right amount of courage to pursue your heart’s desires. If challenging, conflicts with love interests can emerge. Overall, though, it’s a more outgoing cycle that brings a smoother flow to most of your endeavors, as your direct approach tends to get you results. You are motivated and energized to express yourself creatively–you tend to put more energy into play and pleasure in the weeks ahead. Today’s influences are excellent for coming to a verbal agreement.
Today’s energies are strong for applying yourself to your projects or interests, dear Virgo. There can be a healthy level of self-absorption going on, but if it’s too much, you’ll see it today, in some way or another! Mars enters your solar fourth house today and will continue to transit this sector of home and family until February 16th. It can be a busy time for your domestic life–perhaps chaotic or turbulent at times but very productive at other times. You can undoubtedly work this position to your advantage by putting your energy into productive channels, such as redecorating, organizing your home, going on outings with family, or actively working on problem areas in your personal life. You are willing to take action to enhance your feelings of security and comfort in the weeks ahead. With Mars challenging your sign, you may need to work a little harder to achieve your goals at times, but pushing through obstacles can be satisfying, too. It’s time to clean house, and this can be literally or figuratively. Aim to be open and proactive instead of letting tensions build at home or deep within. You are protective of others and yourself now.
Today, Mars begins its transit of your communications sector, dear Libra, where it will stay until February 16th. This can be a cycle in which you become highly motivated to learn something new, or you could be especially busy in your neighborhood or your daily life. Mars can generate more mental energy in your life–you can quickly get fired up over ideas and opinions. You might also gain the courage to make a connection. Watch for hasty communications and transit–you can be faster to impatience if others aren’t catching on or catching up! Watch, too, for getting so wired on a mental level that you overlook important details or speak without thinking about what you truly mean. Explore new subjects if possible, as you can get a whole lot done now with passion and vigor. Mars working in harmony with your sign as it’s doing now is always helpful for general flow and energy levels. Today is fabulous for making a love connection.
Mars exits your sign today, dear Scorpio, and you’ll see some pressures to action subside. The pace of your life is set to even out a little. Mars now transits your resources sector until February 16th, and this cycle can see a lot of your energy directed into seeking out security, business endeavors, settling in, or building upon what you have. It’s a time when you want to see things through. The drive to develop, increase, or improve your resources can be strong, but there can also be some tensions surrounding personal finances and possessions in the weeks ahead. There could be a stronger desire to pursue money goals, although you may need to watch for a tendency to make impulsive purchases. It can also be a time for putting your natural talents to good use.
Fiery, assertive, and courageous Mars enters your sign today, dear Sagittarius, and will stick with you until February 16th. It’s a more definite, straightforward, direct, and forthright period for you, and it’s also a fine time for romantic and creative pursuits. You can quickly become riled up in the weeks ahead, but with determination and focus, you can accomplish a lot. You are more enterprising and courageous and vastly clearer about what you want. However, if you allow anger to drive your actions, there can be conflicts with others and possible mishaps that come from impatience and carelessness. With self-control and direction, confidence builds. Today’s energies are stop-and-go. It’s easier to agree with friends or to harmonize in your communications, but you can feel somewhat blocked at times, not entirely sure whether you want to start something new.
With Mars heading into your privacy sector until February 16th, dear Capricorn, it’s a time for reviewing your goals and desires so that you can better understand what it is you truly want. Issues that you have buried or endings that you’ve put off now become more pressing. While your overall attitude to the rest of the world may be “wait and see,” you’re especially active in your private, inner world. A lot is going on under the hood! Mars alerts you to areas of unrest. Your energy levels may be at a lower point, and while it’s a time of reorganizing and redirection, it’s good for opportunities and the will to take action on private or behind-the-scenes matters. You may need to lay to rest some plans or projects that have outgrown their purpose. Honor your needs for extra rest, meditation, privacy, and reflection. It may not be apparent just yet, but actions taken in the weeks ahead help clear a path to the future.
Today, fiery Mars enters your friendship and goals sector, dear Aquarius, where it will transit until February 16th. In the coming weeks, your interactions with friends, associates, and groups can be changing, more active, or especially lively and animated. You have more motivation or courage to pursue friendships or happiness goals. You’re even more innovative than usual and inclined to take the lead rather than follow the crowd. Success comes through coordinating and inspiring others. If there have been tense stirrings in your social life, they may emerge to handle during this cycle. This cycle may stimulate a desire to oversee and organize ambitious projects. More involvement with friends and groups could be helpful and even energizing. Today is excellent for sharing ideas or useful exchanges. Information coming in now can be inspiring.
Mars moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Pisces, stimulating your ambitions and drive toward independence, and will continue to energize this area of your chart until February 16th. You may want or need to take action by fulfilling your responsibilities or pushing your professional interests forward. Impulsive moves and conflicts with authority may be problem areas from time to time during this cycle, but you can also harness this energy and take advantage of it by pushing yourself just a little to do better. Not everything comes easily to you right now, but sometimes this extra push is precisely what you need. With Mars in charge of your income sector, your confidence in your value or worth may lead to the pursuit of an income that reflects this. Or, it can be a money peak for you. Structuring your time will be critical, but you can also benefit significantly from toughening up in some way.
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.