- The Moon is in Gemini.
- There isn’t a void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 2:57 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 2:57 PM.
- Mercury is retrograde (from February 16-March 9).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your connected third house, dear Aries, and you can have a strong urge to reach out. Still, the Moon clashes with the Sun, which is currently in the privacy sector of your solar chart, and your need to keep to yourself is just as strong. Ideas can be big and compelling, but it can be difficult deciding on something to focus on with your conflicting feelings and a somewhat chaotic atmosphere around you as a result. These things can lead to a restless state in which you feel pressured to get something done, but you’re not sure where to begin! If you are not actively pursuing an interest today, you can be a little moody. It may be possible to keep your commitment to taking more time to yourself while also doing some things that satisfy your need to diversify and engage. Aim to detach yourself a little from heavier topics and demanding activities so that you can do some meditation in motion.
TaurusToday’s Moon stimulates your need for security and comfort, dear Taurus. It clashes with the Sun’s current mission to get you to reach out, collaborate, experiment, and connect. As such, you might resist slowing down at first, but getting a pleasant, useful break will ultimately feel just right. Until then, you can feel somewhat divided or low-energy and moody. Be gentle with yourself. As you learn more about your needs today, you get to know yourself better, and when you pick up steam later, you’ll benefit from this self-knowledge. Going at an easy pace suits you well, in general, so it shouldn’t take you long to vibe with the Moon’s transit today.
GeminiThe Sun continues to spotlight your responsibilities and performance, dear Gemini, but the Moon spends the day in your sign, asking you to attend to your personal needs. Your moods can certainly clash with your over-arching goals, but your need for some personalized care and attention today is undeniable. If you end up feeling unusually restless, try to direct frustrated energy into a compromise, but watch for too-quick decisions. The Moon in your sign encourages you to be yourself, but some things are best off left unsaid. Thinking twice makes sense now with Mercury still retrograde and current transits making you rather unforgettable. It’s hard to do much under the radar at the moment.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in the sign behind yours, dear Cancer, and emotional refreshment is more likely to come through time alone for reflection or some other break or healthy escape from the usual. Still, the Moon clashes with the Sun today, and the need to explore and experiment is also strong. Consider that tying up loose ends, reflecting, and catching up on rest can help you get back to these things feeling renewed and motivated. Seek out patches of time to yourself, and aim to fight off restlessness with compromises, if need be. Aim to tune out some of the noise and tune into your inner world.
LeoThe Moon’s transit of your social sector all day encourages you to collaborate or diversify, dear Leo. It brings out your more sociable side or your need for a sense of belonging to something greater than yourself. It does clash with the Sun today, as the Sun’s current mission is to highlight your need for more intimacy and exclusiveness. It may be wise to play nice with others but also to find ways to go off on your own. Your energy increases and moodiness subsides when others give you a little leeway, or if there’s room to add some inventiveness to your tasks. A project or plan may have its own form of growing pains right now, but through this, you may see your options more clearly. Pressures to grow or improve can be real, but you can’t do everything all at once, so avoid rushing today.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your sector of responsibilities and long-term goals, dear Virgo, and there may be a call to your duties. Still, there’s a rather sociable theme in your life right now, and this can serve as a rather rude awakening or an annoying interruption! Once you make it past the struggle, you can be quite productive. It’s only when you feel pressured to push too hard that you feel tense and hesitant. If there have been complicated power dynamics or stress about money and talents or resources, this conflict can come to a head. Do what you can not to scatter your energies. Sometimes, compromises are harder to reach than compartmentalizing, and today may require the latter.
LibraYour interests expand today, dear Libra, with the Moon spending the day in your solar ninth house encouraging you to see more options and possibilities. This mindset can certainly distract you from the task. The desire for just a little more from a relationship or project is with you, but the Sun’s current transit serves as a frequent reminder of the need to fix problems and focus on details and routines. It may very well be that you need to find more meaning in your work or duties. It may be that you need a change of pace or a change of scenery just for a spell to come back more refreshed. Moving just a little out of your comfort zone can be invigorating. You may need a morale boost or a bit of a push over a hump to get back to it.
ScorpioWith the Sun and Moon at odds, there can be some restlessness or moodiness to manage today, dear Scorpio, but from the clash can come a renewed sense of purpose. Or, through discontent, you may end up understanding your needs and desires more fully. Aim not to ignore deeper needs that surface and demand attention, since the Moon’s transit of your intimacy sector suggests you feed your need for more depth and commitment to whatever you’re doing now. It may be that a compromise will stress you out further since it can mean taking on more than you can handle. Instead, consider going all-in for a short period, and then stepping back when you’re feeling the need for an escape. In truth, you’re in a powerful cycle for diversifying and exploring your creativity, and it makes sense to let your mind wander so that you can get in touch with your muse.
SagittariusToday’s First Quarter Moon can find you grappling with two strong needs, dear Sagittarius, and a Jupiter-Juno square reinforces the conflict. The Sun’s current transit frequently reminds you of the need for some peace, rest, and a deeper connection to your roots or your support system. Today’s Moon transit, on the other hand, encourages companionship and feedback. Consider that having company can help you get in better touch with your feelings and ideas at this time of the lunar month. You may be tempted to change direction now, but it may only be that you need a brief change of pace before getting back to it. As such, don’t drop something if you’ve already covered a lot of ground based on a sudden and temporary mood.
CapricornYou’re in generally great shape for picking up information these days, dear Capricorn. Today’s Moon transit wants you to put things in order and attend to your duties or practical affairs, however, and an important errand or detail to attend to may emerge. While it can feel as if you’re being drawn off track, this can be a good time to do something different–it might even serve to refresh you. Even if it appears that the work you need to handle limits your time spent with new interests and learning, you can benefit from a break in the action. Once you decide on an activity and resolve to throw yourself into it, you’ll find it easier to center yourself, and this helps you gravitate towards the right methods and situations for you and your purposes.
AquariusBeing flexible and keeping your options open can help you at times, dear Aquarius, but it can also leave you feeling restless or divided. This may be a time when you’re seeking to keep things simple. The Sun’s current transit of your solar second house serves as a frequent reminder that sticking in your comfort zone is useful from time to time. Today’s Moon transit, on the other hand, would prefer that you express yourself and connect or share. Emotional and physical energies may be mismatched just for now, and it’s best to avoid taking on too much. The sooner you seek out balance, the sooner you can enjoy your day. The key to emotional refreshment right now may be to partake in some activities that you genuinely enjoy, as well as to express yourself from the heart.
PiscesWith today’s First Quarter Moon, dear Pisces, it may be all too easy to fall into internal gridlock, but it’s temporary and may end up motivating, too. The Sun is currently in your sign, keeping you active and on-call, but the Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, pushing the need to slow down, relax, and tune out the rest of the world. Some desires or issues that seem pressing may not actually be, and waiting things out might work to your advantage. Of course, not everything works in this way, but if you can honestly assess things and see where you’ve been rushing, it makes sense to back off just a bit to get some emotional refreshment. Taking more time for stillness can help you get in better touch with your feelings on a matter.
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.