- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- 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 spends its first full day in the sign of Sagittarius (Venus transits Sagittarius January 7-February 3).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
This morning, a Mercury-Mars square can generate a spirit of impulsiveness, dear Aries, and while it can lead to small problems, there are also ways to have it work for you rather than against you. You might tap into the courage to complete something you’ve avoided, for example. It makes sense to avoid overstating your case or speaking too soon or too quickly on a matter. Keep in mind that instant results may not appear, and won’t be satisfying even if they do under this influence. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel far freer as you gain more patience or perspective. The Moon spends the day in your solar eleventh house, and you’re inclined to think about what or who makes you happy and put aside ambitions for a spell. Dedication to a friend or project can be rewarding and natural now.
Mercury and Mars clash early today, dear Taurus, and this aspect can generate some emotional or psychological frustration and tensions. Watch for impatience or restlessness that can lead to disruptions and unnecessary stress. Look for inspiration and avoid rushing things which can lead to waste. Consider whether you should take more time with a matter before pushing it to the finish line, and aim to choose your battles wisely. Allow mental unrest to motivate you to do something constructive. As the day advances, it’s easier to let go of the smaller things. You’re thinking in bigger terms than usual, making it an excellent time to clarify your goals.
With Mercury, your ruler, forming a tense aspect with Mars, restlessness can cause some inconveniences early today, dear Gemini, with skies clearing as the day progresses. In fact, you can feel quite detached by midday with the Moon’s transit of your spirit sector that helps you gain perspective. While the small problems of life tend to bother you more than usual this morning, they quickly become old news as the day advances. Watch for what and how you communicate, especially since you’re hungry for stimulation, but you may not know where to find it. There can be disagreements with associates or friends, or competition gets you all riled up now. Instead, aim to resolve a problem that’s been lingering for far too long. Wanting to get to the meaning behind an issue that you feel is pressing may seem unimportant as the day moves on, so do consider whether it’s necessary to push a matter.
There can be an edge to communications early today that can disrupt things, dear Cancer, with Mercury in your partnership sector square Mars. If others are pushy or pursuing you too adamantly today, you may need to draw some boundaries. Alternatively, you may feel pressure to do too much or to make everything perfect, which can also lead to problems! Try not to overthink things. This energy tends to subside as the day progresses. Ideally, you need a push to get going, and the tension generated now does the trick. However, there can be some disruptions and agitations, likely related to work, responsibilities, and partnership. Increased ambition can be part of this — it may be that you’re a little too impatient to get something done or to achieve a goal, and everything else becomes a distraction as a result!
Haste makes waste early today, dear Leo, as Mercury and Mars form a square and we can feel the need to rush our actions or words. Differences of opinion can escalate quickly, or disagreements can occupy too much space in your mind, but on the other side of the coin, problem areas may be so glaring that you’re ready to do something about them and finally resolve a long-standing issue. Just be sure not to move so quickly that you trip over yourself. Look for the quieter moments or the middle ground for best results now. As the day advances, this becomes far easier to do. Partnership can be more rewarding than usual, and you’re inclined to seek out some companionship with the Moon’s transit of your solar seventh house all day.
The early part of the day continues a theme of impatience or disagreement, dear Virgo, although it’s rather quick to evaporate as the day advances. Your ruler, Mercury, forms a square to Mars, and there is a sense that something has to be handled pronto when in reality, it requires more thought. It’s best not to speak too soon or without thinking now, as what you say may not represent how you feel. Ideally, new ideas result from disruptions now, but it’s best to watch for abrupt moves to avoid complications. Tensions can be highly stimulating, but if you are impatient with others instead of assertive and direct, then you run the risk of stressing yourself out. As the day advances, it’s easier to focus on more productive things, and with the Moon in your work and health sector, it’s a good time to sort out your practical affairs.
A Mercury-Mars square early today can point to abruptness in our communications or with our actions, dear Libra, and these can lead to unnecessary complications. Relationships with a partner or family member, in particular, can be a little strained if everyone’s distracted or if they’re looking to do something too quickly. Kept under check, you may find ways to break out along a new path of expression. Try not to rush things, and don’t let others boss you around, and you’ll have a better chance of resolving problems. The Moon spends the day in your creativity sector, and you’re inclined to seek out what makes you happy. This mission is more evident as the day advances, and it becomes easier to tune out disagreeableness.
Early today, impatience can be a problem, dear Scorpio, particularly in your communications with Mercury in your thinking and talking sector forming a tense square to Mars. This may very well result from having far too much on your plate, and simplifying or focusing on one thing at a time may help. Watch for hasty moves and jumping too quickly to conclusions. Skipping over vital details can be a problem. If you look at things from a different angle, there is high energy available to you on a mental level now, and this can get you all pumped up for a constructive pursuit. Slowing down just a little can ultimately get you where you want to go, if not faster, more smoothly. The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, and this encourages you to detox and decompress as the day advances.
The Mercury-Mars square forming early today can make it a little difficult to relax, dear Sagittarius, but it might push you to take care of something you’ve let go. Taking something as an intellectual challenge may be your best bet. It’s best to avoid communicating too quickly or too soon on a matter with this influence active now. Jumping into a purchase can also be a problem, and defensiveness can interfere with healthy communications. Moderation and patience are key, even if they’re difficult to put into practice. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, and this can ideally turn your attention to a variety of interesting things. As the day advances, it becomes far easier to find useful channels for excess energy.
You can be very quick on your feet now, dear Capricorn, although, with a Mercury-Mars square early today, problems may result from pushing something too quickly. Try not to give in to pressures to say or do something in haste. For some, family or home matters can conflict with your plans, or people close to you may be feeling resentful of your attention to other things. There may be a disagreement that requires putting egos aside to resolve. Try not to jump to conclusions or speak out of turn. Impatience can lead to needless frustration. The Moon spends the day in your solar second house, and as the day advances, you’ll find it quite natural to tap into patience and let things unfold a little more naturally. This Moon transit tends to generate a desire for more comfort and predictability.
Unresolved matters can weigh on your mind early today, dear Aquarius, as Mercury in your privacy sector draws your attention to those things left untied and forms a square to impatient Mars. These things can distract you and perhaps incline you to rush through communications. Tense or rushed speech can, in turn, lead to unnecessary complications or misunderstandings. There might also be competitiveness with others that irritates rather than motivates with this influence, but excess energy might be channeled into a pursuit that benefits you, such as towards the resolution of a nagging problem. Try not to put plans into motion because you’re impatient. Wait until you’re confident and have time to put more thought into them. The Moon in your sign today can make everything feel a little more urgent than they actually are, but as the day advances, it becomes more natural to enjoy yourself rather than focus on frustrations. You may very well get to the conclusion that it’s best to keep a lid on a new idea and reserve judgment for a more clear-headed time.
Early today, the Mercury-Mars square can create some tension, dear Pisces, and it’s easier than usual to get all riled up about a matter. The primary challenge of this influence is the impatience it seems to stir. It’s best to avoid pushing issues that you can’t change, but if this planetary duo gives you the courage to get something out of your system, it may be best. Aim for mindful communications. Confrontations can be part of the picture now, or it may be that you want to put something behind you quickly and make an impulsive move. For best results, identify your priorities and recognize that you can’t do everything at once. You might use excess energy to take care of a nagging problem and put it behind you. The Moon spends the day in your solar twelfth house, and this transit points to the need for extra rest, repose, or time for reflection.
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.