- The Moon is in Sagittarius until 1:54 PM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn.
- The Moon is void from 12:41 PM to 1:54 PM.
- 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 tomorrow.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
- Mercury enters Capricorn today (Mercury transits Capricorn from January 4-24).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
On this day before a Solar Eclipse, it makes sense to wind down rather than begin something brand new, dear Aries. Helping you with this is a Sun-Neptune sextile which is also very much a theme of the upcoming eclipse, sticking with you for some time ahead. You can experience a subtle shift in your priorities or your goals as you more fully consider your dreams and ideals. Material goals become more satisfying if they are balanced out with things that bring you a stronger sense of purpose or meaning. Daydreaming now can be very good for the soul. You may be considering creative ways to approach your goals, and you have incredible potential for putting your dreams into action in the coming weeks and months. Today is likely to feel especially encouraging.
It makes sense to try to unwind and let your intuition work for you with an eclipse occurring tomorrow, dear Taurus. A Sun-Neptune influence helps you do so today, and it’s an especially romantic or idealistic transit. You’ll find it easier than usual to draw on imagination and intuition that inspire your dreams and plans. Routine seems more unappealing than usual, and you seek out different experiences or lines of thought that keep you engaged and intrigued. You might come up with new, creative ideas, particularly for overcoming problems and negative or distressing situations. Placing your faith in a friend can do the world of good for a relationship. If you need a favor, this is a great time to ask for one, but you’ll also enjoy helping others out now. Your dreams seem especially realizable today, and because this aspect is tied in with tomorrow’s eclipse, you’ll find this heartening theme sticks with you in the coming weeks and even months.
With a solar eclipse tomorrow and a Sun-Neptune sextile today, dear Gemini, this is an especially good time for clearing the decks of leftover issues from the past before breaking new ground. Your intuition serves you particularly well regarding possible career moves, habits, lifestyle choices, or strategies for success. Your dreams support and inspire you now. Forgiveness and acceptance come more easily and can help cleanse you, subtly preparing you for new beginnings. As well today, your planetary ruler, Mercury, moves into the sign of Capricorn today, and into your solar eighth house today. Until the 24th, you’ll be especially focused on getting to the bottom of things. It’s an excellent time for doing some deeper thinking.
Rapport with others can be almost telepathic today, dear Cancer. You’re entering a powerful period for new beginnings in a key relationship, and today, you’re likely to come to interesting insights. A Sun-Neptune sextile occurs now that helps you connect with others who help with a lucky break or valuable life lesson. As you look at a problem or situation in a new light, or put your faith in something or someone, you find it easier to relax. You may receive good reviews or feedback, and your instincts are strong. Also today, Mercury moves into your partnership sector, placing further emphasis on a relationship theme in your life in January.
Mercury enters your work and health sector where it will transit until the 24th, dear Leo, and you’ll be especially focused on (and skilled at) taking care of details. An eclipse will occur in this same sector of your solar chart tomorrow, stimulating a new beginning in these areas. Today, the Sun connects with Neptune in a harmonious aspect, and while you’ve been feeling very much in charge when it comes to taking care of your daily affairs, you benefit from considering the imaginative or creative side of the equation. You are likely to get the support and the information you need now. Confidence comes from a sense that everything will fall into place with patience. Trusting your inner guide works best at the moment.
The Sun is currently in a happy, creative sector of your chart, dear Virgo, and harmonizes with Neptune, ruler and guest of your partnership sector. Your view of people may be a bit more idealistic, romantic, or influenced by your dreams today. You’re bringing more imagination, creative flair, and compassion into your relationships, perhaps even a little harmless drama or fantasy. It’s easier than usual to surrender to the unknown and put your faith in something or someone. You’re more able to enjoy the moment. Also today, Mercury enters your creative sector, and while here until the 24th, encourages you to express yourself more creatively and to enjoy yourself more fully.
There is wonderful energy with you today for a retreat of sorts, dear Libra. You might seek out the pause that refreshes, or you can be focusing on the creative, imaginative, and artistic side of your home life now as the Sun and Neptune form a harmonious aspect. You’re bringing more compassion, understanding, and joy to family and work relationships. Work done at home or on the home can be inspired now. You’re at your best when you’re taking part in activities and work that foster your creativity and desire to grow, contribute, and improve. Also today, Mercury enters your home and family sector, launching an almost three-week transit that enlivens your personal life. It’s a good time for discussions and further thought related to family and your domestic world.
Mercury moves into your communications sector today, dear Scorpio, and will stay here for almost three weeks. There’s even further emphasis on your daily affairs, studies, and connections now with this useful and brightening aspect. Today, a Sun-Neptune sextile encourages expressing yourself with distinctive creative flair. You’re reconnecting with your spiritual goals, compassion, and intuition now, and it feels quite magical! An experience or person can expand your perspective. There can be pleasures and possibly inspiration through short trips, running errands, and casual conversation. Finding commonality with someone unexpected might figure strongly now. Creative entertainment can be good for your soul right now!
With the Balsamic Moon and a Sun-Neptune sextile today, dear Sagittarius, you may get a pass on a problem that has been weighing on your mind, or you could be actively putting certain troubles behind you. You are looking to make your life feel more secure and comfortable now, and you might stumble upon interesting information, gifts, or purchases that help you move towards these goals. Business instincts are creative and powerful. If you’ve felt that something was missing in your life recently, this can be a time for seeking out that something. Focus now should be on what genuinely fulfills you. Also today, Mercury moves into your resources sector where it will transit for almost three weeks, placing further emphasis on a theme of getting your bearings, understanding your needs, and building on recent ideas.
With a solar eclipse about to occur in your sign, dear Capricorn, today is good for pausing and taking stock, and a Sun-Neptune aspect occurring now helps you do so. Considering what you may have been missing or what might help round your life out more fully makes sense now. You might consider whether your highest goals and ideals are well-represented in your current plans, and if not, refinements can be made. It’s also a fine time to act on your more charitable impulses. You’re encouraged to put more faith in yourself and in life itself. The weeks ahead can be quite excellent for sales, promotion, and marketing matters. Opportunities for learning, sharing ideas, and teaching can emerge. Good connections may be made with relatives, neighbors, or classmates. Mercury enters your sign today where it will stay until the 24th, further boosting your desire to express yourself.
Today’s energies are potentially excellent for allowing your intuition to work for you, dear Aquarius, and for putting your fears aside. You can be feeling strongly about helping others, and volunteering your support or services can be rewarding. This is a time for taking special moments for reflection, meditation, and connecting with nature. There is much activity in your privacy zone now, and tomorrow’s solar eclipse reinforces the theme of renewal and repose. You can be feeling inspired today, and especially appreciative of the natural world. Goals may not be apparent or well-defined at this time, but connecting with your spiritual or imaginative needs now can ultimately lead to more clarity and better decisions.
With the Sun in harmony with your ruler, Neptune, dear Pisces, you’re especially willing to accommodate others, and you find your connections quite satisfying or rewarding. You are seeking out activities and endeavors that give you a stronger sense of meaning or purpose, and you’re more likely to find them now with your intuition as strong as it is today. Fortunately, this aspect ties into tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse, which means it will stick with you for weeks and even months to come. Your need to connect to groups or people with whom you share common aspirations is prominent now, and you could find that others are especially supportive or that your connections inspire you. You are drawn to activities that energize you or give you a strong sense of purpose or meaning, and these are the endeavors that are the most successful at this time in your life.
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.