- The Moon is in Taurus.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on March the 6th in the sign of Pisces, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on March 14th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from March 5 to 28).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
It can be difficult to please both your need for rest and withdrawal and your desire for company or the needs of a friend, dear Aries. Avoid stressing over the little things. Try not to say the first thing that comes to your mind for the time being with Mercury and Venus in a minor challenging aspect. Take the time to sort out your thoughts, or write them down to see if they’re worth voicing. Nevertheless, this is a fine day for taking steps to secure or safeguard your things or for taking care of a money matter. The Moon in your resources sector has just aligned with Uranus and harmonizes with Saturn today, and you’re ready to make changes that will benefit you for a long time. Your stamina level increases and your emotions are settling in. Focus on ways to stabilize your life so that you can meet upcoming busy days with more confidence.
There is some beautiful energy for enterprise today, dear Taurus, but you may need to get over a small hump before you embrace it wholeheartedly. You could be struggling with a simultaneous need to perform and desire to resolve problems with friends or to analyze relationships. Perhaps you’re not in agreement with a friend or associate about how to best move forward your personal and professional goals. Breathe through disagreements and keep a professional attitude if it’s required of you. Miscommunications are likely now, but if you rise above them, you’re more likely to see the opportunities today. If there’s indecision, particularly regarding long-term goals or career issues, it’s probably a good thing since you’re unlikely to have all the information you need to make a firm decision. The Moon enlivens your sign and your emotions all day, and you get the chance to feel both supported and stimulated. Focus on self-improvement for best results.
This is a generally good time for reviewing recent business projects, decisions, long-term goals, or ideas in new ways, dear Gemini. However, with Mercury in a minor challenging aspect to Venus, you may want to be more selective when what you say and how you say it, and perhaps even whether or not to make a statement or express an observation right now. You might end up regretting words expressed publicly or professionally since what you say can be taken the wrong way. With the Moon’s transit of your soul sector and its meeting with Mars there, you might make interesting, motivating discoveries about your inner world. It’s easier to put a bad situation behind you. For some of you, you might either have a strong desire to break or reconnect with the past now.
You may need to deal with mixed messages or other minor irritations or delays today, dear Cancer, with retrograde Mercury in challenging aspect to Venus. However, there is an overall sense of confidence with you, mainly related to a friendship or special venture that’s motivating you. Don’t pull your hair out if solutions to problems are not immediately apparent since the tension experienced now is about something that needs more time to unfold. Wind yourself down if you feel that you’re getting worked up over trivial matters so that you can tap into the positive vibes of the day. Networking might stimulate all sorts of feelings now, and inspiration for ideas and goals can come to you when you least expect it. You’re more able to sniff out an opportunity as you relax your mind and let go of problems.
You may be dealing with changes in negotiations, dear Leo, particularly surrounding divvying up money and who owes who what, as well as regarding sharing and support on non-material levels. Use a “soft sell” approach in all that you do now, as gentleness is the way to go. You may choose instead to wait for another time to have an important conversation since there can be a tendency to take things the wrong way. Allow for some ambiguity now, and with some patience, things get back to normal. There is also some exciting energy with you for enterprising ideas and creative approaches to reaching toward your goals or getting your work done. As motivated as you’re feeling, you’ll be at your best if you can pace yourself a little–draw upon the strength of your feelings today to be productive and take the initiative.
There can be a tendency today to focus on what’s not working rather than what is in your relationships right now, dear Virgo, with your ruler, Mercury, retrograde in your partnership sector in challenging aspect to Venus. You want to be productive but can have a hard time concentrating due to distractions from your emotional problems or social life. To some extent, analyzing dysfunctional elements of your relationships can be helpful, but if you take it too far now, it becomes counter-productive since you can be at a loss as to how to make improvements for the time being. Also today, however, is a strong desire that feels like a need to expand your horizons. Improving your home life can be at the heart of a growing sense of hope and excitement about the future. You could enjoy the motivation or courage to do something you’ve always wanted to do but have put off.
You may want to go light if possible today, dear Libra, as your ruler, Venus, gets into a minor challenging angle with retrograde Mercury. It can be difficult to concentrate with social or romantic problems on the brain, and it can be difficult to socialize or enjoy yourself if you’re neglecting the work you really feel the need to do. If mental disconnects happen, try not to take them too personally since it’s difficult to get our brains and hearts on the same page right now. Keep in mind that a lot is coming in and not so much coming out today on an emotional level. Feelings are internalized and may even be inflamed with the Moon’s meeting with fiery Mars today. While this might stimulate frustrations over inequalities you’ve experienced, it’s also a good time for taking care of a problem. It’s a good time to focus on domestic harmony or structure, and on getting your affairs in order. You need a bit of space right now. You might find that focusing on the long-term can put you in a better frame of mind.
If you’re feeling a little unsettled, dear Scorpio, let it motivate you to make adjustments and improvements. Part of you wants excitement and refreshment while another part is seeking more security and safety, and this can leave you indecisive for a spell today. A symptom of inner unrest may be the desire to escape routines whenever possible as you can be itching to do something different, but you’re not sure what to change. There can also be a problem communicating from the heart, which can lead to misunderstandings. Emotional energy is strong and quite pleasant nevertheless. The Moon in your opposite sign inclines you to focus on establishing balance and harmony. Luckily, you have the support of mature Saturn today. You might decide to work on a project with someone special or put effort into a long-term venture.
Retrograde Mercury in minor challenging aspect to Venus today can point to crossed wires, dear Sagittarius, and there could be a sense that someone in your life is insincere. This may only be a disconnect between the heart and the mind and nothing more. Nevertheless, you can approach your daily routines or work with added energy and zip. Productivity increases when you’re enjoying what you’re doing and the bonus is that you feel you’re accomplishing something that will benefit you in the long term. This can be a good time for getting going on a health or fitness program. The key now is to feel in control of your routines and in charge of self-care. Even if you have a little more than usual on your plate today, your confidence goes far.
Keep in mind that people around you may not be expressing themselves clearly today, dear Capricorn, and there can be a general disconnect between the brain and the heart. For best results, aim to rise above the smaller problems and see the errors for precisely what they are–errors! Even if you don’t connect as well with others as usual today, there is good energy available for taking decisive action on an unresolved matter from the past. While a desire to take action is indeed with you, there is also an increased need for order, predictability, organization, and steadiness now. It may very well be that organizing or otherwise bringing order to your physical world will boost your emotional experience today. Work on basic foundations and support systems for best results.
There can be some misunderstandings or missing information surrounding the critical details of practical matters today, dear Aquarius. Attempts to talk through problems in a relationship could fall flat. Even so, there is take-charge, empowering energy for getting your life in order, particularly related to friendships and family. You’re not letting the small problems drag you down, but you’re also appreciating the little things in your daily life that are working well, even more than usual. You enjoy increased motivation or courage to make necessary changes and improvements, and you have a better ability to see opportunities where you may have seen challenges in the past. Friends or associates can be a source of opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience, and there’s new energy or spirit in your domestic life.
With Mercury retrograde in your sign picking up a minor challenging aspect today, dear Pisces, watch for some tendency to dwell on the past or to express yourself defensively, as this can be misunderstood. You might have a hard time focusing, so it may be better to take on activities that allow for a wandering mind! Still, your curiosity is in strong form today, and while you’re inclined to flit from one thing to another, you can pick up some useful odds and ends. There can be a Eureka moment related to learning, studies, or mental interests, or something you come across can excite your curiosity. Expressing your ideas and appreciation for friends can be successful and affirming now.
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.