- The Moon is in Taurus until 2:20 PM, after which the Moon is in Gemini.
- The Moon is void from 10:52 AM to 2:20 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 23rd in the sign of Pisces, and the First Quarter Moon will happen tomorrow.
- Mercury is retrograde (from February 16-March 9).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe world of the five senses, your needs and wants, and your immediate environment are substantial areas of focus today, dear Aries. Some self-pampering can be appropriate! Later today, the Moon moves into your communications sector, and your curiosity increases. You crave more mental stimulation. You could become very worked up about a problem, likely regarding a secret or private matter, but don’t make rash decisions based on the emotions of the moment since perceptions can be a bit off with a Moon-Mercury challenge. Aim to let go of overthinking and replace it with activity as the day advances. Taking action on a problem can be very healing now. A Jupiter-Pluto influence today can serve as a preview of a power boost that’s with you for some time in the future. Ambition increases, and so does enjoyment of what you’re doing and confidence in where you’re headed. You’re driven to improve your situation, whether this is about your reputation, leadership skills, or the need to follow some rules and structure and build self-discipline.
TaurusThe Moon continues to transit your sign until the afternoon, dear Taurus, and your emotional needs are in the spotlight, after which you are ready to settle in and pay more attention to the world around you. There could be a clash of core values to manage, or sensitivity with what a friend says. Watch for getting all twisted up about something likely to be blown out of proportion. If the balance of power or give-and-take has been off in a relationship, you’re more aware of it now. Once you can do something about a problem rather than simply think or talk about it, you’ll feel more confident. Good energy is with you for connecting with friends, communication snafus aside, as the day advances. A Jupiter-Pluto influence today helps you feel both motivated and inspired, and this powerful booster transit is only just beginning. People and experiences outside of your norm impact you. You’re embracing your desire to grow, improve, and transform now, with ambitions growing further as the month advances.
GeminiYou’re inclined to want a time-out from demanding situations today, dear Gemini, with the Moon continuing its transit of your solar twelfth house until the Moon enters Gemini this afternoon. There can be special attention to those things left unfinished or unresolved. After the Moon enters your sign, you’re likely to want to start fresh emotionally. New beginnings and projects or plans are attractive. Try not to push too hard today, however. With the Moon square Mercury, there can be concerns surrounding your professional life, responsibilities, or performance. There can be ups and downs, but try not to get carried away, as we’re inclined to focus on matters that won’t end up amounting to much. As the day advances, your conviction strengthens. With a Jupiter-Pluto parallel, you’ll find that motivation is building, and it will climb higher as the month advances. Your confidence fairly bursts as you embrace desires you never knew you had and pursue a new, more empowering path.
CancerWhile this is not an ideal day for important decision-making, dear Cancer, you’re in fine shape for sharing and learning or enjoying a connection. You can be excited about working on your projects and goals. Even so, you may be going back and forth with your activities. The Moon moves into your privacy sector when it enters Gemini later today, and this signals the need for extra time to yourself for rest and contemplation for a couple of days. Taking a break is good for you now, and you may seem to need additional rest. Even so, discussions could awaken some insecurities, and you may not be able to get much done due to indecision, worry, or emotion. Misunderstandings are likely if we’re communicating with our heads and disconnected from our hearts. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel today points to building motivation, which will only serve to increase as the month advances. You’ll find yourself driven to improve your circumstances, seeking prosperity with great determination, particularly in the relationship department. You’re embracing desires you never quite knew you had, and this may come as a result of a partnership or relationship experiences.
LeoThe Moon continues to encourage a focus on your goals, responsibilities, and performance today, dear Leo. By this afternoon, you’re ready to relax a little, and you can benefit from loosening up your schedule. However, you may be a little premature with decision-making or speaking up about a matter later today, so it’s best to draw upon patience. Try not to succumb to pressure to put something behind you before you’re ready to do so. Alternatively, there can be some tensions with friends over differing viewpoints. Resentments emerging today, however, might be about something completely different than what it seems at first glance. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel active today is a powerful influence for ramping up your ambition and your sense of personal power regarding getting your life in order. You are super motivated to improve your life, particularly through the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle and through your daily routines, habits, chores, tasks, services, and work. This theme will develop further in the weeks and even months ahead.
VirgoThe Moon continues its transit of your adventure sector part of the day, stimulating your optimism, dear Virgo. You may feel quite inspired by your bigger ideas and thoughts. The Moon later heads to the top of your solar chart, where it will transit for a couple of days. You’re more aware of rules, restrictions, and the constraints of time, and this can help you get back on track. You could be quite motivated to improve areas of life where you’ve been a tad slack. It’s all too easy to blow a situation out of proportion with a Moon-Mercury conflict that tends to skew our perceptions. Differences and problem areas are in the foreground, and it’s not very easy to see around them. While you may need to get something off your chest, you might want to be sure of yourself before doing so. Still, as the day advances, your confidence builds, and this may be in direct proportion to your ability to turn off overthinking. You can be determined to make something of a creative project. You are also in an excellent position to make positive changes to the ways you approach your leisure time.
LibraYou’re more interested in observing than doing until the afternoon, dear Libra, and this can serve your purpose quite well, particularly if your endeavors and interests can benefit from some deeper insight or strategy. With the Moon’s move into Gemini and your spirit sector later today, you’re more likely to want to participate or refresh your mind and experience. You may need to clear your head. Still, watch for hasty decisions about a relationship if you’ve left something unresolved. They’re unlikely to be necessary, and may very well be regrettable later on, and you might be putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. Aim to reduce mental stress. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel is good for building your desire to improve your life. Now and in the weeks ahead, you can be striving toward a better emotional foundation, home life, or domestic world. You want to make improvements that go deep in your home, family, and personal life, and your spirit for these things is building.
ScorpioThis can be a relationship-focused day, dear Scorpio, with the Moon continuing its transit of your partnership sector and then moving into your intimacy sector. There can be some feeling of deflation if you don’t see eye to eye with someone on a matter that is close to your heart. However, the matter may not go as deep as it seems–it may only be a surface communication issue. Watch, too, because decisions made now may go against what’s in your heart. As the day advances, you tend to crave more intimacy with someone or a deeper connection with your work and projects. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel today is wonderful for boosting your confidence that you can improve key areas. You’re feeling especially enthusiastic, ambitious, and motivated to improve your life through your studies, projects, and connections. This theme is only set to increase in the weeks ahead.
SagittariusYou may be relying on and keeping things to yourself in the first part of the day, dear Sagittarius, after which you’re inclined to seek out some company. There can be some pressure building, but don’t let it convince you that you need to make quick decisions. If you haven’t done the research, it may be best to wait it out. It’s also too easy to take things very personally, which can make it difficult to wind down and relax. The Moon moves into your opposing sign, and you can find yourself making accommodations for others. If you focus on improving relationships, you’ll be in the best shape now. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel today is a wonderful influence, and its themes are set to increase in the month ahead. You’re striving toward more autonomy and independence through improving your money situation, business, or comfort levels. You’re becoming more ambitious, confident, and ready to dedicate more time and energy toward building your talents or resources. It feels great to have a mission!
CapricornLeisurely or express activities are most appealing for the first part of today, dear Capricorn. When the Moon moves into Gemini, however, your focus tends to turn practical. Look for ways to bring more order to your life, as doing so can help free your mind. Do what you can to try to balance your attention to physical and mental health. Watch for becoming worked up over small problems or tight schedules. There is some tendency to misunderstand a situation, as well as to misjudge your feelings on a matter. Decisions shouldn’t be a rush job until you’re in touch with your emotions. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel today is a wonderfully motivating transit. There are more of its themes to come, but for now, your confidence in yourself is building. You’ll be pursuing your personal plans with more enthusiasm, and presenting yourself in a new and improved way.
AquariusSimple, familiar activities are a big draw for you in the first part of the day, dear Aquarius, as the Moon continues its transit of your sector of foundations. After the Moon moves into Gemini and your sector of joy, you’ll want to express yourself in playful, creative ways. There can be some tension surrounding money or business matters. Consider that, just for now, you could be ruled more by emotions than logic on this, and that if there is cause for concern, you’re better off approaching things calmly. Conversations can be tricky because our words may not accurately represent our feelings temporarily. This disconnect may lead to misunderstandings. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel today can be motivating. Now and in the weeks ahead, you can be quite determined to resolve a problem that has kept you from claiming your happiness. Lifestyle changes can be significant as you’re moved to make improvements.
PiscesThe Moon continues to encourage your curiosity today, dear Pisces, but by the second half of the day, you’ll be craving more time to relax and renew your energy. Family and home life assume special importance. Mercury in your sign clashes with the Moon, making it better to watch what you say as you can unwittingly misrepresent yourself or say something that others take too personally. People in your life may seem very touchy or emotional temporarily. You can be irritated by what you feel is unfinished business, but you might consider waiting things out before deciding how to deal with it. As the day advances, indecision and overthinking fade out. A Jupiter-Pluto parallel suggests your confidence in making improvements is building. You can feel driven to overcome problems in your social life or to otherwise improve and enhance your connections, sense of community, and personal involvement or contributions. This theme will continue and increase in the weeks ahead.
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.