- The Moon is in Aries until 11:14 AM, after which the Moon is in Taurus.
- The void Moon continues until 11:14 AM (since yesterday at 8:18 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 2nd, and the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse will happen on January 10th.
- Uranus Rx
- Mars spends its first full day in the sign of Sagittarius today (Mars transits Sagittarius from January 3-February 16).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon continues in your sign but then heads into your solar second house today, dear Aries, getting you into a practical frame of mind. Still, you are quite innovative now, able to bring new energy to the material world as the Moon forms its monthly conjunction with Uranus. You indeed need some predictability and comfort with this transit. Still, your idea of what’s comfortable is changing significantly these days! If you have trouble relaxing or unwinding, you might consider adding very simple, grounding, and earthy activities to your day. Watch for too-quick decisions related to money or belongings. Aim to feel and enjoy your accomplishments before considering whether you should shoot for more just yet! Seek constructive ways to freshen things up. Otherwise, this is a time for expressing yourself comfortably and creatively. You may be craving physical comforts, and can be a little more possessive or self-centered today, which can be a good thing in moderation here and there.
While the day begins with the Moon in hiding in your solar chart, dear Taurus, it enters your sign, and you begin to want more spontaneity or emotional excitement. Emotions are immediate and at the surface! With this monthly transit, it’s better to put energy into personal plans or projects that require strong and bold but not necessarily long-term effort. If you’re allowed some room and space, the day can play very much in your favor. Something novel can liven up your life now. It’s a time for seeking out outlets for expressing your feelings, as well as for embracing your emotions, which might also surprise you now. Tension is possible if someone in your life objects to the time you’re putting into a project or your personal plans. If there’s any truth to this, try to slow down a little or come to a compromise. Still, this is the time of the lunar month when some special attention to your needs is warranted.
While you start the day feeling connected, dear Gemini, as the day advances, it becomes excellent for taking a break or getting extra time for rest. You’re in excellent shape for activities that serve to renew or refresh yourself with the Moon’s move into your solar twelfth house. Feelings can be surprising, or your instincts for managing problems may be on the extreme side with the Moon’s monthly alignment with Uranus happening today. Take your time processing recent events and feelings, as the need for emotional replenishment is strong. A little more privacy, some solitude, and time away from demanding or competitive atmospheres will do you right. This is a time for working on letting go of the things you no longer need. If you feel the need for extra rest today, take it. Let your intuition work for you.
You’re interested in others today, dear Cancer, with the Moon’s move into your social sector, but you still need a bit of space. The Moon has its monthly meeting with Uranus, and you’re seeking something to share with others, or inspiration is what you need now. You want to push the usual boundaries or seek out different or new experiences. Watch for the temptation to prove your independence, which can lead to poor decisions since it can mean reacting to others rather than acting from your heart. Opening up your mind is likely to invite inspiring experiences. Self-awareness and identifying with a need for change can go a long way toward happiness today. You’re in good shape for collaborating. It’s a time for getting closer to people you care about while offering everyone room to breathe, and bonding through shared activities.
Today’s energies are suitable for gaining inspiration, dear Leo, but they’re not ideal for substantial or steady progress. You can have the desire to do something different as you experiment with your attachment to what others think of you. You are considering different ways of leading, taking charge, presenting yourself, pursuing your goals, and managing your duties. It’s best to do this slowly and softly–moves that are too abrupt can cause unnecessary stress. You need a little extra creative room, and it’s difficult to schedule inspiration! A change of pace with your work can make all the difference for your productivity now, but be patient with yourself today. A stronger sense of purpose is around the corner.
You’re likely to begin the day with a strong sense of mission, dear Virgo, but concentration may not be quite so effortless as the day advances. You can be feeling a bit impulsive, in fact. You’re likely to benefit from this energy boost, but it can take a bit of time to get used to the shift. You can be itching to learn something new or to do something different with the Moon’s move into your adventure sector, meeting Uranus there. This monthly alignment finds you seeking new horizons to explore. You may need to contend with a bit of restlessness before you recognize that the need for change is coming from within you! This is a day for seeking some inspiration, and it’s best to give yourself room for doing so. There is forward-looking energy with you today and tomorrow, and you’re quite resourceful. While there is a time for concentrating on details, it’s better to take a step back to see the bigger picture today.
While you can begin the day happy with company and sharing time with others, dear Libra, you’re inclined to go inward as the day advances. Giving something further thought can be illuminating now, and you can benefit greatly from taking a step back from a situation to observe. Connecting with your feelings seems easy, but it’s not always intuitive. The Moon’s move into your intimacy sector helps you in this respect. Try not to rush a financial or intimate matter, however, with the Moon and Uranus meeting up in this area of your solar chart. Consider, too, that if there’s a change of plans or unexpected feelings and happenings, that they can lead to interesting detours. You may frequently trail off, becoming quite lost in your emotions, and this can be good for you when it’s appropriate to do so. It’s natural for you to seek the hidden motives and deeper meaning of any given situation now.
Actions that are too impulsive or not well-thought-out can get you into complications today, dear Scorpio, but they could also lead to something interesting, new, and perhaps even inspired. Today’s energies can be favorable for enjoying others’ company and connecting once the Moon enters Taurus and your partnership sector. You may be looking to others for emotional stimulation or security today. You’re emotionally sensitive to others right now, more so than usual, and you can use this in constructive and rewarding ways. It’s best not to hold onto rigid expectations for others, however. Aim to recognize a need for change rather than pushing it to the side and allowing restlessness power your decisions. It’s a good time to seek a different perspective or some balance in your life. It may not be the best time of year to focus or specialize, but it’s excellent for juggling a variety of things. Try to take a breather from heavy emotions or emotional excitement.
The monotony of routine can feel more draining than usual today, dear Sagittarius, but the Moon’s move into your sector of work and health can inspire you to pay more attention to your daily affairs. With work and health, your energy and motivation levels are subject to some ups and downs since they’re more often than not fueled by inspiration! This temperamentality is due to the current Uranus transit of your solar sixth house, and while it can take time to grow accustomed to this energy, you’re learning to adapt. Surprises can throw you a little off-center today, but they’re great for cutting boredom and may lead to unique ideas and methods. Aim to seek out ways to refresh and enliven your life in areas that have become a little too dull, but watch for doing so to the point that you’re unproductive. Consider that you’re emotionally geared towards the smaller details of your life rather than the bigger picture, and this mental orientation can help round out your thinking.
Today’s energies seem to encourage and facilitate creative expression for you, dear Capricorn. With the Moon’s monthly alignment with Uranus occurring now, there can be some wild cards, with either people in your life or plans on the unreliable or inconsistent side. It may be best to write your own terms. Surprises may lead to delays or slowdowns, but they can also mean exciting detours, bringing on inspiration or mental refreshment. Be open to learning new things about your emotional needs for best results now. Letting these things flow helps you out, even if it’s not intuitive, and you’re learning a lot about freeform creativity with Uranus currently transiting your solar fifth house. It’s hard to bottle or schedule inspiration! Your attention span may be a little lacking, but you’re going somewhere with your ideas. Be determined to enjoy yourself, even if some things are unexpected today.
The Moon continues to awaken your curiosity today, dear Aquarius, but then moves into your solar fourth house, encouraging some downtime. While there can be some unreliable energy with you today as the Moon and Uranus have their monthly meet-up later today, it’s a reminder that you can’t and shouldn’t control everything. There can be some surprise elements to deal with in your personal life, but you might also learn something helpful as you face a bit of uncertainty. You’re currently in a Sun cycle that brings a very natural need for more “alone time,” and today is suitable for making some space for refreshment in spite of a wild card or two. Goals may not be apparent or spelled out right now, but they don’t need to be. It’s important to let ideas grow and play out in your mind now, as energies with you now are more about inspiration than outward progress.
While you can begin the day craving stability, dear Pisces, the Moon heads into your communications sector and meets Uranus there, exciting your curiosity. As the day progresses, you seem to want to shake things up. You can feel strongly about an idea or pursuit, and you do not necessarily want to follow the rules or a schedule! Ideally, you’ll be able to honor your need for more variety and stimulation without pushing this into unproductive or wasteful territory. If you have the chance to set your own pace, then take it. Keeping your options open makes sense under current conditions. Fortunately, you’re heading into a substantial period for concentrating on your priorities, and today is more about inspiration than tangible progress. Sharing and interacting can be in sharp focus.
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.