- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We’re in between the First Quarter Moon, which occurred on the 14th, and the Full Moon, which will happen tomorrow.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from March 5 to 28).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
This is a powerful time for the motivation to improve your work, finances, and practical affairs, dear Aries. It can be a time for tackling long-standing problems and challenging work or tasks. You have unique insight into what will honestly work for you, and perhaps as important, what won’t. If you could do with getting rid of excess, waste, bad habits, clutter, and other things that may be holding you back from success, you are equipped to do so now. You find it easier to pick and choose your activities or focus to your benefit. Your money, intuition, and career sectors connect powerfully now, which can benefit business and finances, but on another level, you’re determined to make improvements even if it means breaking through obstacles. Mercury is still retrograde, and the Sun is ending its year, entering the first sign of the zodiac (yours!) tomorrow, making brand-new endeavors a little tenuous today. However, you can use the positive energy of the day to your advantage by focusing on your priorities for work already in progress.
Mars in your sign connects with your partnership ruler, Pluto, dear Taurus, helping you focus your energies into something worthwhile. This is a time for connecting with your desires and developing strategies for reaching your goals. Tomorrow, the astrological new year begins, and you can enjoy a clean slate of sorts. However, this doesn’t mean today is a bust– far from it. You instinctively gravitate towards situations and people that help you grow, improve, learn, and expand your perspective. Having a plan always makes you feel good, and today, one is likely to form, or a recently-devised plan comes into stronger focus. Your powers to lead, influence, and support others are stronger than usual. You can be motivated and determined now. It’s a good time for furthering your education or for using your current knowledge to your advantage.
If an old habit needs to go, dear Gemini, today is excellent for doing so. The astrological new year begins tomorrow, and you enjoy some beautiful energies today for tying up loose ends. The desire is with you for taking more control of your life, and the will to match. Suitable activities today include efforts to recycle, revise, or renew a project. You may want to hold off on brand-new ventures, but today is powerful for cutting back or rebuilding. You’re likely to find yourself in an especially practical mindset now, and you’re not as weighed down by sentimentality, making it a fine time to assess what’s been holding you back. The goal now is to remove or overcome obstacles as you have all the energy and determination to solve a complex problem.
If you have a complicated problem to resolve, dear Cancer, look for allies today. This is a good time for working with someone to achieve an important goal, or for making real improvements to a significant relationship itself. There can be information, advice, or resources coming in now that truly benefits you, or you fill up with courage and determination to put a situation behind you. For some, this can be a time for meeting a significant friend or associate who connects you in some way to an improved or more empowering way of life. You may not be as communicative as usual, but this is because you’re in deep thought. A Mars-Pluto influence has the power, with your help, of course, to improve a bond or revive intense feelings. Others can be the source of useful resources or advice now.
You’re communicating your passion for what you do through your work or tasks, dear Leo, and others are taking note. You can be noticed for the work you do, particularly things you’ve done in the past. Most importantly, you’re enjoying yourself and have a good sense of purpose. You can have all the tools available for working on solving challenging problems related to your work or health now, and you can enjoy great success pouring your energies into streamlining or revamping your work or various important projects – perhaps even your routines or daily affairs. Efforts to improve your health may pay off now. You have a strong sense of what will work in your favor, and priorities become clear through this ability.
Your ruler, Mercury, pleasantly connects with serious Saturn now, dear Virgo, putting you in a strong, resilient frame of mind. As well Mars and Pluto are forming a similar alliance, and they too mean business! While these energies can be on the tougher side, this may be precisely what you need to make improvements right now. They can help boost your courage to share something of yourself, your talents, your work, or your ideas with a larger or different audience. You might see resources you previously overlooked, or you could resolve a problem that’s a relief to put behind you. You could also see certain unhealthy attachments for what they are. Letting go of a bad habit can be empowering. Romantic relationships can improve with shared activities or adventures of sorts. Doing something different or non-routine with someone special can be rewarding now.
Influences on your day can toughen up your outlook just enough for you to make important improvements or eliminations, dear Libra, and it comes at an excellent time with a Full Moon about to occur in your sign. You’ll want to clear the decks and begin anew. Today is powerful for finding resolutions to long-standing problems, particularly as they relate to your family or emotional life. It can be about decluttering, unburdening, or taking care of business. This may not be the best time for brand new projects, but you can nevertheless be quite determined to rebuild or rework something to your benefit. If you’re passionate about a pet project, person, or idea, this is a great time to pursue it with more determination and a stronger sense of purpose. Matters related to the home, finances, or intimate issues may very well benefit the most right now.
Your rulers, Mars and Pluto, are moving into harmony on this day before the new astrological year begins, dear Scorpio, and you have special influence and insight into what you can improve or redo. You are a little more personally powerful, persuasive, and perceptive than usual. Others may be especially intrigued by and attracted to you and your ideas. You can be quite successful at teaming up with a partner to get something important done; or, what you discover now can improve a relationship many times over. You are determined to get over a hump or resolve a problem and finally put it behind you. You are better able to focus on the studies, projects, or relationships that mean the most to you. You’ll be better off saving brand new beginnings for later, but you can nevertheless turn your keen attention to those things already on your plate.
Self-improvement efforts can be wonderfully successful now, dear Sagittarius, and special attention to your practical affairs can bring rewards as well. Current influences are encouraging you to rebuild or rework something to make your life better, or in some cases, put something that’s dysfunctional behind you. This comes at a good time with the astrological new year set to occur tomorrow. It’s an exceptionally fine time for putting your efforts into managing your personal space, home, money, or a prized possession. A project related to improving your health isn’t off the table, either, with Mars in your work and health sector picking up a lovely aspect to transformative Pluto. Frustration about a current situation can be the motivator behind improvement efforts, and that can certainly work for you now. Narrowing your focus to key areas or streamlining can be particularly effective under the current influences.
Today and tomorrow are particularly good for creative and personal appeal, dear Capricorn, and for sharing your passions with others. Hobbies and romance can thrive now with your special attention and determination to make things work. You’re looking for ways to overcome obstacles and make improvements that will endure for the long term. This may be about reviving or improving a relationship or old connection through new insights and focused attention, or it can be about a particular project, or perhaps even your image if it needs a remake. You have a stronger sense of what will work for you, and perhaps more so, what should probably be left behind. There could be a confidence boost coming out of left field that fuels your courage to express and share yourself, and you’re not afraid to move outside of your comfort zone. Your eye may very well be on repackaging yourself in some manner as you want to break through a barrier that has been holding you back from expressing yourself.
This can be a time when channeling frustrations into resolving a problem can pay off, dear Aquarius. You’re practical, and you’re more concerned than usual for your future, and both things lead to better decision-making. On this day before a Full Moon and the start of a new astrological year, it’s an excellent time for rebuilding, reorganizing, or reworking things. Current influences most impact your finances, home, and family life, and can also work on an emotional level. You want to feel more in control of your life, and you can take steps now that will eventually help you grow and improve. It’s better to renovate or eliminate than to take on brand new projects at the moment. Help from an unexpected source or from behind the scenes may figure strongly.
You’re bound to find ways to empower yourself, improve, and advance now as the Sun winds down its transit of your sign, dear Pisces, and several influences encourage you to resolve problems. Teamwork or networking can get results, and strong alliances can be formed or existing ones enhanced. You’re making a good impression, and you could be discovering interesting ways of getting your message across or of getting where you want to go. Priorities emerge today as you gravitate toward situations or projects that help you grow and advance. It’s better to rebuild or streamline than it is to take on something new given Mercury’s retrograde and the end of the astrological year. There will be plenty of time to move your plans forward later on.
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.