- The Moon is in Gemini until 11:25 PM, after which the Moon is in Cancer.
- The void Moon occurs from 9:19 PM to 11:25 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and the Full Moon will happen on the 9th.
- Mercury is retrograde (from February 16-March 9).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesPersonal freedom is in focus today, dear Aries, and is probably not mixing well with your obligations. A duty could emerge that ties you down or holds you back, or an obstacle appears just when you’re feeling invincible. These are likely only temporary setbacks, so aim to stay positive. It may be that it’s time to recognize the limitations of specific projects or efforts, and for understanding what needs to go so that you can move forward lighter and happier. While there can be some unusual or uncomfortable feelings today, possibly due to a reminder of a past disappointment or loss, you may very well need a slowdown. As you focus on your priorities, today is good for solving some problems or fixing errors.
TaurusThere can be some worries and impending obligations to manage in the first half of today, dear Taurus, or perhaps a small reality check. There can be some need for review or edits. It’s a better day for reflection than it is for decisive action. Criticism or fear of criticism can lead to defensiveness, whether it’s coming from you or those close to you, making it challenging to get close to one another. People may not be lending you their support at the moment. Look for the lesson if things are slowing down or not going as planned. Seek ways to free yourself from unnecessary worry or attachments to the past that have been holding you back. Even so, don’t put more on your plate than is absolutely necessary today. Aim to take things easy.
GeminiComplications with work and people are possible in the first half of the day, dear Gemini. There could be a letdown or seeming rejection or criticism. You could be feeling a bit of tension if there’s a loose end to handle. The desire to enjoy friendships and independence is strong these days, but something or someone may seem to hold you back or stand in your way. Try not to take ups and downs experienced today to heart. Self-protectiveness can lead to less than generous displays of emotions, and perhaps frustration with blocks and restrictions. Still, blocks and limits serve to slow you down long enough for you to make better plans, and it’s probably for the best. You can get closer to someone today by backing off and allowing them space, even if it doesn’t feel entirely comfortable doing so. Fight self-doubt and put yourself out there, pushing past your fears.
CancerToday may require a few adjustments, dear Cancer, but think of these as an opportunity to get things right before pushing forward. Worries and concerns regarding career, long-term goals, life direction, and partnership may emerge in the first half of the day. Expecting negative responses can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, but even with positive expectations, there can be some negative feedback to manage today. If so, aim to deal with it as maturely as possible and perhaps even learn from delays or slowdowns. There can be some fear of disapproval or lack of support stimulated. Take into account the thoughts of important people in your life, but don’t be afraid to go your own way. The Moon spends most of the day in your privacy sector, suggesting it’s best to take things easy.
LeoThere can be some frustrations if you attempt to push ahead too fast today, dear Leo. It’s a better time for making edits and adjustments than it is for full-on forward motion. In the first half of the day, you may be dealing with a block or a reality check regarding recent plans or initiatives. This is a time when pushing something sets you back, and it’s better to wait or slow down, or when a project or even a relationship comes to a checkpoint. If you’re feeling unfulfilled or disillusioned, don’t allow it to weaken your resolve. Take the lesson from what you experience now, and use it to rework your plans to a better fit for you, realistically speaking. Duties and responsibilities tend to keep you rooted for now, but there are always workarounds if you look for them.
VirgoYou are more noticeable and accountable than usual, dear Virgo, and duties call to you! Still, a setback or stubbornness can bring a pause to your plans, but with some minor adjustments, you’ll be back on track in no time. In the first half of the day, there can be some worries, concerns, or emotional distance to manage. It’s possible that a delay or disapproval happens now, although it’s typically only a temporary slowdown. Unhappiness in relationships or with creative output can stand out now, and differences in tastes, styles, or attitudes with people close to you may feel particularly disruptive. Whatever emerges now can be revealing of vulnerable areas in our relationships and insecurities within ourselves. While the energy to fight self-defeating thoughts can be temporarily low, it’s only a sign to take a break and nothing more.
LibraThere can be some minor setbacks or details to correct today, dear Libra, which can feel like a slowdown but can save you time in the long run. Tense influences active in the first half of the day can point to sensitivity to criticism. Family members or responsibilities to the home can feel burdensome or restricting, particularly when it comes to your relationships and social life. There could be someone who bursts your bubble about a relationship. However, slowing down and checking in with your needs can be useful now. In all likelihood, your instincts may be signaling you to double-check whether something is real or overblown. You’re inclined to keep some things closer to the chest, but you’re also rather focused on getting things done. It’s better to demonstrate your commitment and show confidence in yourself and the people around you.
ScorpioThere can be the need to reassess some elements of projects and possibly relationships today, dear Scorpio, and this kind of review can be useful as long as it doesn’t last too long! There is some tendency to come across insensitively today, which may need some attention. There may be an obstacle to clear in the first half of the day, with current transits highlighting disapproval, blockages, self-defeating attitudes, or time constraints. Whatever it is, there can be the need to redo or retry rather than move plans forward. Do pay particular attention to how you express yourself, whether you’re not asking for enough or if you’re coming across as critical. Pace yourself and double-check work today. Try not to let delays or restrictions weigh you down, but if they slow you down, this might help you get back on track, ultimately.
SagittariusToday’s energies are a little up and down, dear Sagittarius, and there can be a small reality check to manage. Pay attention to the fears and feelings that surface today, as you can learn a lot about what might be holding you back. Take care of loose ends for best results now. Note that there can be complications to giving or receiving love in the first half of the day or merely a natural withdrawal that allows you to gain some perspective, slow down, and pace yourself. Obstacles may be financially-related, or they could take the form of personal reservations or fears of not getting something right. Keep in mind that blocks are temporary, but there are also valuable lessons to them. Think of today as a time for reflection rather than advancement. It’s brief and may very well help you to redirect your energies appropriately.
CapricornYou may need to throw yourself into editing work before pushing something forward, dear Capricorn. Try to slow yourself down and get centered. You’ll need to let go of the negative to embrace the positive, but first, facing the flaws seems necessary with current transits. In the first half of the day, you can be particularly sensitive to how others receive you or to any situation that leaves you feeling vulnerable to rejection. Love is complicated, especially because you require some self-nurturing. Bad timing or reservations can interfere with the natural flow of things temporarily. Try to look within rather than to others for happiness. Limits may seem to fall away or rebound off you as the day advances and your perspective changes.
AquariusTransits influencing the first half of the day can produce some reserve, hesitation, or a need to reassess a situation, dear Aquarius. It’s a good time to examine issues or reservations that are keeping you from truly enjoying your life. Even if the timing is not quite right, or if you are dealing with disapproval or hesitance, slowing down a little can be helpful now. Keeping things moderate makes sense just for the time being. People may not be very forthcoming or generous, and while this is primarily due to fear or insecurity, it’s still not a good time for asking for favors. It’s a time to take stock of what you have and need, and you may very well discover that what’s already in place is more than enough for the time being.
PiscesIf you’ve been overworked or taken for granted recently, you’ll feel it more deeply in the first half of today, dear Pisces. A reality check with a friend or finances may be part of this. It’s an important checkpoint, but just for the moment, it may be looking a lot more negative than it really is. Slow yourself down, and don’t let fears rule your decisions. Caution is just fine right now, however. Consider what you’d like to improve and recognize if you’ve been entertaining self-limiting attitudes. If someone doesn’t seem to see your value or true worth, make a plan to work on doing your best, and detaching yourself from their opinion. Tame fears, but take lessons to slow down. While today is a take-it-slow day, you’re heading toward a more celebratory phase, starting as soon as tonight.
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.