- The Moon is in Capricorn until 1:45 AM, after which the Moon is in Aquarius.
- The void Moon occurs from 1:20 AM to 1:45 AM (very brief).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- We are in between the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) which occurred on the 5th in the sign of Capricorn, and the First Quarter Moon which will occur on the 14th.
- Current retrogrades: No major ones.
- Venus enters Sagittarius today (Venus transits Sagittarius January 7-February 3).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Venus moves into harmony with your sign today, dear Aries, and this boosts your appeal and ability to attract the right resources to you until February 3rd. Venus will eventually meet up with Jupiter in this sector, as well as harmonize with Mars in your sign, making this a particularly useful and creative transit. Love can be more adventurous and a little more carefree now. Freedom and personal space in your relationships are essential themes during this cycle, and there can be great pleasure in learning, teaching, and experiencing new things. Promotional efforts can thrive now, and so can publishing or reaching out to a broader audience. Your tastes for pleasurable activities, art, objects, and possibly even people, tend to be a little more exotic now. As the day advances, watch for a tendency to speak or act hastily as Mercury in a most public place in your solar chart moves towards a square to Mars in your sign.
Venus moves into your intimacy sector today, dear Taurus, and your feelings, pleasures, and cravings tend to run a little deeper than usual during this cycle that lasts until February 3rd. The period ahead favors working on the more complicated or intricate areas of relationships, sharing, and intimacy, as you are more able to approach tricky grey areas with grace, acceptance, and love. Financially speaking, you may find backing or support now, and you are more reasonable with regards to working out agreements and power-sharing issues. Helping along your intimate or private life are Venus connections with Jupiter and then with Mars during this period. You’re in an excellent position to observe and process new feelings. There is more enjoyment in your intimate life, whether with others or in your relationship with yourself. With money or matters of the heart, you tend to be more strategic and observant than spontaneous. Today, watch for rushing into a conversation or throwing something away too quickly as Mercury and Mars form a square.
Venus enters your opposing sign today, dear Gemini, and will transit your partnership sector until February 3rd. This is one of the stronger periods of the year for improving and attracting relationships, and with Jupiter in this sector for much of 2019, these potential benefits skyrocket. You are more gracious and open-hearted in your interactions, and others appreciate you for these traits. It’s a time for making peace with people, which comes more easily to you than usual during this time. You may attract reasonable, helpful, and pleasant people into your life, or more pleasing, agreeable energy into existing partnerships, whether these relationships are based on love, friendship, or business. It’s a great time for negotiations and for correcting imbalances in your life. Today’s mood can be a little excitable or tense as it progresses, however, as Mercury and Mars approach a square. Watch for off-the-cuff comments which may be a little too abrupt to do you much good!
Today, Venus moves into your work and health sector for four weeks, dear Cancer, and opportunities to smooth over your relations with co-workers or to balance out and enjoy your daily routines can emerge during this cycle. There may be social opportunities through your work, daily activities, or the pursuit of your health goals. You might derive more satisfaction from your duties, projects, organizing, watching your nutrition, and work or any services you may provide. It’s a fabulous time for finding more joy in your daily life. You may be making beneficial connections and gaining valuable knowledge whether through the pursuit of your work and health goals or because of a stronger interest in these things. Later today can become a little tense or rushed as-as Mercury and Mars head towards a square aspect. It’s important to avoid pushing things and people now and to avoid hasty words and moves.
Venus moves into harmony with your sign today, dear Leo, and will transit your creative and romantic sector until February 3rd. This is a healthy cycle for attracting good things to you. Personal magnetism and charm are natural! Passionate and creative impulses are potent. Venus brings lightness, warmth, graciousness, the power of attraction, an urge to interact, and considerable charm to your life, and is in particularly good shape at this time with Jupiter already in this sector of your chart along with its harmony to Mars. You could find satisfying channels through which to express your need for play, reinforcement, and feedback or applause. There is easy, natural attraction and popularity now. People especially enjoy your company. Today, Mercury and Mars head towards a square, and it’s important to avoid rushing conversations, trips, or projects. The tendency is to make hasty moves or to feel you need to hurry when you may only need to think differently.
Venus begins its transit of your solar fourth house today, dear Virgo, and during this cycle that lasts four weeks, you’re boosting up your personal store of confidence and sense of abundance. Especially with Jupiter in this area of your solar chart this year, it’s a potentially excellent time for enjoying your personal life or domestic activities. You may be a little more protective of your heart, more often than not sticking with the familiar and safe rather than venturing out into the world with your heart on your sleeve. Some hesitancy and caution when it comes to love, the pursuit of pleasure, and the handling of money are standard with this cycle active in your life. This can be a time of improved living conditions and relationships with family. It’s a good time for entertaining in the home or deriving more satisfaction from home life. With people who you’ve already taken under your wing, relationships can blossom. As today progresses, however, there can be a tendency to rush things, especially words. Try not to succumb to impatience.
Venus begins its transit of your solar third house today, dear Libra, bringing more warmth, pleasure, and charm to your communications, daily life, studies, and projects. This sector of your solar chart rules communications and connections, and this transit refines, improves, and enhances your social links, contacts, learning, and discussions. Mental compatibility is of particular importance in your relationships during this cycle that lasts four weeks – until February 3rd. You derive more pleasure in learning, making lists, running errands, handling paperwork, and contact with relatives and classmates. This increases your need (and ability) to share your thoughts and feelings with others. You’re diplomatic as it is, and this transit reinforces this trait. You might get happy news, or you could receive positive publicity, particularly when Venus connects with Jupiter, which is already transiting this area of your chart. Today, there can be some tensions if you give in to pressures to push a matter or to rush through things, however.
Until February 3rd, Venus transits your solar second house, dear Scorpio, serving to boost confidence in your own talents and abilities, as well as your ability to attract the right resources to you. It can be a pleasant four weeks for your finances, as well as for comfort and satisfaction. This cycle puts you in a better position to enjoy yourself. Your tastes, style, and affections are strongly influenced by your search for security and comfort now. You might receive gifts or an increase in income during this period. If not, you’re likely to pamper yourself with gifts to and from yourself, or you might simply focus on relaxing, comfortable, and satisfying pastimes. Increased self-respect earns you more respect from others now. Building and collecting appeal to you more than usual. Greater diplomacy and artistic sense can benefit business during this cycle. Today, Mercury and Mars are approaching a square aspect which can generate some tension if you give in to pressures to rush something through.
Venus enters your sign today, dear Sagittarius, where it will transit until February 3rd, symbolically emerging from the darkness after spending some time in the sign just behind yours. You are a little more forthright about your feelings now, and you draw others to you with your considerable powers of attraction. You are more confident and comfortable in your own skin in the four weeks ahead. You radiate good energy and tend to attract positive attention and feedback as a result. This is also an outstanding period for friendships, and you could now find yourself in comfortable demand! While you’re more popular than usual now, you may be more interested in your personal endeavors than you are in close relationships at this time, and it’s a great time to build up self-acceptance. Today, Mercury and Mars are heading towards a challenging aspect, and it’s best not to rush conclusions or statements, which may be regrettable later on.
Venus enters your privacy sector today, dear Capricorn, beginning a cycle that brings a little more mystery to your love life and possibly also to your feelings and affections. This can be a period of review or when you’re more inclined to enjoy and benefit from downtime. You need time to get in deeper touch with your feelings during this period of your life, or you’re waiting for something to happen externally that clarifies your inner position. This cycle always precedes a cycle in which Venus is in your sign, a period when you tend to attract what you want or believe you’re worth, making the weeks until February 3rd excellent for connecting with your feelings. Your compassion is stimulated, and this can draw you to people who need help. Benefits can come through behind the scenes efforts. Today, Mercury in your sign is heading into a collision with Mars, suggesting a tendency to jump the gun. It’s best not to rush now.
Venus begins its transit of your solar eleventh house and in harmony with your sign today, dear Aquarius. This cycle that lasts until February 3rd is strong for connecting with like-minded people. Group activities or spending time with friends can bring a lot of pleasure into your life now, particularly with Jupiter in this same sector of your chart this year. There can also be joy found in formulating new ideas, plans, and goals for the future. Friends can be more receptive, supportive, and available during this cycle. There can be much in the way of pleasure and satisfaction through your involvement with others now. Your tastes are for the new, different, and progressive. Today, Mercury and Mars approach a square, and this can fire you up to take care of a problem area. However, it’s better to avoid rushing words or actions now.
Venus moves into your career and reputation sector today, dear Pisces, where it will visit until February 3rd. You’re likely to derive more pleasure from your work or duties, benefit from realigning your goals, and stumble upon excellent ways to soften or enhance your reputation. There is a general sense of harmony and cooperation around you that helps work or professional and public dealings flow along well. Social opportunities can arise through work or business now, or you may be projecting exceptionally appealing energy in your professional or public life. Your creativity, talents, and charm may be contributing factors to your success. People in authority, such as teachers, parents, or bosses, are more receptive to you. Today, a Mercury-Mars square is imminent, and it tends to rev us up just a little. It’s important to avoid the pitfalls of impatience with your communications especially, and with rushing, in general. Instead, use this energy for resolving a problem.
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.