- The Moon is in Cancer all day.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 2nd, and the Full Moon will happen on the 9th.
- Mercury is retrograde (from February 16-March 9).
- Retrograde Mercury moves back into the sign of Aquarius today (Mercury is in Aquarius from March 4-16).
- Venus enters Taurus today (Venus is in Taurus from March 4-April 3).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesIt’s a day for finding creative ways to express your feelings and connect with others today, dear Aries. There may be compliments or other shows of appreciation coming your way, or you’are attracting an admirer. You’re in touch with the gentler, more receptive side of your nature, and others are noticing. You’re inclined to share ideas, personal thoughts, feelings, and memories as Venus connects harmoniously with Mercury just before Venus moves out of your sign, which happens later today. You have a stronger sense than usual about which of your ideas has true potential for success in the long term. Today’s Mercury-Venus influence further promotes your interests. It’s good for connecting with others, but because Mercury remains retrograde for a little while longer (until the 9th), it can be a little tricky in some areas. More specifically, you may want to watch for speaking about matters of the heart without your heart entirely in the equation. As well, there will be more thinking to do about topics that emerge today, so save finalizing plans for later.
TaurusThere can be a pleasant communication or connection today, dear Taurus, and you might gain a better understanding of a past matter. Mind you, there is more to the story that’s unfolding, making it wise to delay finalizing plans. Mercury is forming a harmonious aspect with your ruler, Venus, but remains retrograde for another five days. Even though you are keeping some things to yourself and unsure about whether or not you should be sharing certain observations, it’s a mostly good time for harmonizing with the people around you and enjoying a relaxed approach to your life. There is a subtle sense that you’re getting over a hump, and possibly understanding a career matter better as you’re reminded of something relevant from the past.
GeminiToday’s Mercury-Venus connection can direct you to see opportunities that you overlooked in the past, dear Gemini, and it can be a fabulous discovery. Appeal and friendships benefit, and conversations about the past can be meandering but useful, perhaps shedding some new light on a situation. If you’re looking for clear facts or discussions, though, you won’t be in luck with Mercury still retrograde for another five days. However, if you can avoid premature decisions and instead focus on enjoying the opportunities of the day, you’re in good shape. The Moon spends the day in your solar second house, and this transit encourages you to settle in and enjoy some stillness.
CancerWhile there can be some interesting information coming in today, dear Cancer, it may be best to recognize that you won’t get the whole picture just yet. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself! A Mercury-Venus influence encourages friendly cooperation. Matters will reveal themselves to you soon, and you don’t have to push anything, which may even be a relief. Dig deep, research, and keep an open mind, saving your conclusions for later. You may be in the position to mediate or counsel someone today. Although Mercury remains retrograde for another five days, your communications are likely to come through quite well as people are responding to your intentions more than your words today. Also today, the Moon is in your sign, and your emotions are right at the surface, making it easy to know yourself, but perhaps a little impatient.
LeoYou enjoy more variety and diversity in your life, dear Leo, and today, sharing your philosophy with someone can be especially engaging. You’re likely to enjoy chatting with others and exchanging ideas or talking through problems. A Mercury-Venus aspect today can bring an old friend back into the picture, or strong memories and discussions of one. Mercury is now in your partnership sector for the remainder of its retrograde. You’re in a good position to find easy solutions to problems, and a nice message can arrive, or a conversation can take place that puts you right at ease. Pairing up with someone can be pleasant, and today’s observations can be helpful, but it’s still a good idea to reserve judgment. A wait-and-see approach makes good sense today. Although we’re often encouraged to express our feelings, it’s sometimes kinder to ourselves and others if we sort out some of the less evolved ones on our own before releasing them.
VirgoThere can be a charming conversation or discovery of an intimate or personal nature that gets you thinking today, dear Virgo. You may not know the full story on a matter yet, but you’re optimistic. Mercury is nearing the end of its retrograde cycle with just five days to go, and while there can be some delays or miscommunications, you’re in such a good mood that you’re barely noticing. A Mercury-Venus aspect happening now can bring a message from someone from your past or a clue to look behind you before moving forward. You’re also in a good position to take a second look at a project or job. Your intuition regarding health or work methods is excellent, although you may need to reserve judgment since you’re still missing some important information. Diplomacy can help an important sale or advance.
LibraYou may come to an understanding with a significant person in your life today, dear Libra, due to a sense of shared values or respect for differing ones. You’re in great shape for personal appeal and solutions to relating problems that are much more than just cosmetic. Keeping in mind that there is probably more to the story than what meets the eye now, you can nevertheless enjoy the smooth flow of optimism and cooperation today. With Mercury retrograde for five more days, there can be some problems with miscommunications. Even so, you are working things in such a way that you’re coming out ahead. Smoothing things out comes easily today. For now, it feels good to make tentative plans and entertain different ideas. Conversations about love, children, creative arts, hobbies, or entertainment can be pleasing and beneficial.
ScorpioYou’re seeking peace in your domestic life, with family, and in your work or daily affairs today, dear Scorpio, and you can come to a satisfying solution as you do. Good energy is with you for mending fences, enjoying others, and expressing your feelings. Mind you, it’s best not to finalize decisions just yet since Mercury remains retrograde until the 9th. Nevertheless, you can enjoy yourself along the way. It’s nice to relax sufficiently to let your guard down. You see more beauty in family, work, or simply circumstances around you, and life through this “lens” is more entertaining. A Mercury-Venus connection may bring an old friend back around through a message or surprise meeting. Or, memories are powerful, and you may remember something that helps you rewrite a troubling story.
SagittariusThis can be a time of standout pleasant conversations and cooperation, dear Sagittarius. While there can be misunderstandings, it’s important to pay more attention to gestures than specific words chosen to express ourselves. There can be a pleasant feeling of devotion to a person, fantasy, or the idea of love today, and this can inspire creative works or ideas. You’re inclined to analyze or discuss past relationships. Even though you may be waiting for some information or dealing with delays, there’s some pleasant energy with you for your social life, romance, comfort, or finances. The Moon spends the day in your solar eighth house, and you tend to feel things more deeply. You’re more easily impressed and touched.
CapricornSeveral signs point to a stronger focus on getting along and companionability today, dear Capricorn. While you may have been doing more taking stock of your social life than pursuing it these days, you’re in a good place for joining with others now. Or, you might instead come to an understanding with someone or with a matter from the past. There can be promising developments with family, home, or financial affairs. While conversations are useful, conclusions or final decisions may not yet be wise. There is likely more to consider later! Mercury has five more days of retrograde motion, and there may be more to a story. Happiness is natural, as it’s coming from within, and it’s also easier than usual to roll with the punches now.
AquariusMercury returns to your sign today, still in retrograde motion for another five days, dear Aquarius. Interactions with others tend to be light and informative today as Mercury connects well with Venus. Your mood is peaceful at heart so that you are especially tolerant of problems. Good news or a pleasant conversation can boost your spirits. It remains quite important to take extra time to digest events and ideas in the coming days. Mistakes, delays, and miscommunications are likely, but you’re finding it easy to rise above problems and enjoy yourself despite them. It’s best not to make significant changes, decisions, or statements now, but it’s a generally good day to learn new things, perhaps about the past.
PiscesA harmonious aspect occurs between Mercury and Venus today, dear Pisces, encouraging approaching feelings with more objectivity. In truth, what you decide upon today may need revision later since Mercury is still retrograde for another five days. Still, there are distinct benefits to exploring your emotions from an intellectual perspective. You might discover a way to improve your financial state. Past love can come to mind or resurface in a significant way. There can be surprising support or memory and intuition that boosts your business or money situation. While ideas can be inspired today, it’s better not to begin a brand new project, as it will likely get off to a slow start, or you may reconsider it later on. Even so, this is a good time for feeling positive. Let life inspire you today, but be a little more mindful in your communications and directions while taking note of new ideas. Mercury leaves your sign today, returning to the sign just behind yours to finish up there.
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.