- The Moon is in Leo all day.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibobus 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).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your creative sector, dear Aries, and you can be seeking some fun. While it may not arrive in the ways you would hope with the Moon’s mostly awkward aspects today, you’re sure to find satisfying ways to express yourself. As the day advances, a yearly Sun-Neptune alignment comes into influence, reminding you to tap into your intuition. Imaginative or creative activities are most appropriate. This can be a time for making a personal sacrifice or for helping someone out. While practical matters may suffer a little, and you could be procrastinating, your imagination is in full bloom, taking you fantastic places. Aim to get in better touch with your dreams and spiritual heart and make extra room for time to yourself and healing activities. Releasing resentment and embracing compassion, particularly regarding past matters that still have a hold on you, can be helpful now. There is some possible confusion now as Mercury is about to shift directions. You don’t want to feel boxed in today and tomorrow, but it’s better to take in rather than push forward.
TaurusThe Moon’s transit of your home and family sector highlights your needs for more simplicity and familiarity in your life, dear Taurus. Even so, today and tomorrow can be days of illumination or illusion with Neptune in alignment with the Sun, awakening yearnings for kinship, friendship, and involvement on the soul level. You may be taking care of others or seeking support. You could very well become aware of the more confusing elements of your connections, or a deceptive or inconsistent component of a relationship. On the other hand, you can feel inspired or heart-warmed, or a longing to find a kindred spirit awakens in you now. This can also be a time of big dreams for long-term happiness–you can be particularly interested in contributing to a worthy cause.
GeminiThe Moon’s transit of your communications sector can serve to pick up the pace of your life, dear Gemini. Personal interests are plenty, although duties and responsibilities call as well. The Sun and Neptune will officially come together tomorrow morning, but this transit influences today as well. This yearly alignment at the top of your solar chart inspires you to dream big, and it illuminates your loftier goals, dreams, and ideals. It favors fantasy and imagination, but not necessarily attention to detail, so do keep this in mind. It’s a time for incorporating imaginative, creative, and alternative methods into what you do. Spiritual longing or elements of your goals or career that fail to satisfy may be magnified today, however, as Neptune can point out where we may be ignoring our needs for a sense of a higher purpose, spirituality, and imagination. Today and tomorrow, ordinary ideas and plans don’t seem to cut it for you.
CancerThe Moon’s transit of your resources sector today can help ground you, dear Cancer. However, a yearly Sun-Neptune conjunction influencing the day encourages fantasy and imagination. Ideally, you’ll arrive at a nice balance. This transit promotes the release of tension and resentment and the embracing of compassion. For you, this can be through learning new things or finding inspiration through different experiences or perspectives. Your fantasies of escape or exotic experiences are strong today. Moving away from your usual routine can lead to valuable insights and exciting adventures. You’re unlikely to choose traditional routes for expressing yourself now, and you can find that you are more successful as a result. Publishing opportunities, trips, money ideas, or money itself can emerge in unusual ways. While it’s important to be open to new feelings, try to keep your feet on your ground as you dream big.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Leo, and you may be excited about trying out new theories or breaking new ground. Your ruler, the Sun, heads toward its yearly alignment with Neptune today, illuminating your more idealistic yearnings and spiritual needs, particularly related to relationships. Just as your dreams magnify now, if you’ve been feeling a lack on an intimate level, you’ll experience it more powerfully. There can be questions of boundaries in your relations with others, and possibly some confusion over shared resources or financial transactions which require some vigilance. There is a tendency to stretch beyond your reasonable limits, and while this can be good to an extent, pushing things too far is unlikely to pay off. However, for some, this can be a time of increased intimacy and connection and some experiences that feel magical.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your soul sector, dear Virgo, prompting a need for a little more privacy, anonymity, rest, or a break from the daily grind. This brief transit has a way of tuning you into your inner world and intuition. As the day advances, we move towards an alignment of the Sun and Neptune. This yearly conjunction occurs in your partnership sector, boosting your magnetic powers. Still, you tend to see things and people as you want to see them. Watch for drawing in situations or people that are energy-draining. Yearnings for something more in your relationships can come on strong, but for some of you, there can be a magical connection with someone. You can lend someone support and comfort right now, and this can brighten your day. The tricky thing will be to set up boundaries. Otherwise, this can be a fine time to consider what you’re lacking or wanting from relationships. There is a tendency for others to misinterpret your words or actions in ways suiting their lives more than yours! Watch for this, but do listen to your own needs to help and support people you care about. You may want to put a dream into action now, particularly related to a partnership.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Libra, stimulating your desire to connect with people, dreams, or causes that inspire you. With the Sun and Neptune converging, it’s a good time to consider ways you might incorporate your spiritual or emotional needs into your daily routines. You might reconsider whether your habits and systems reflect or support a higher sense of purpose in your life. The humdrum doesn’t appeal to you today and tomorrow–a creative detour can serve to refresh and reinvigorate you. Look for hidden trends and themes, particularly with your work or efforts to help and support others. You could feel the urge to put your imagination into practical use. Instead of wasting time straying aimlessly from your priorities, consider taking a measured break or moments to refresh yourself. You may be thinking about, or you could discover, an alternative or mind-body health method or program. Helping others or performing a useful service can be satisfying activities today.
ScorpioWhile the Moon spends the day in your career and reputation sector, dear Scorpio, a Sun-Neptune alignment coming into orb today encourages a break from the rules and structures. This alignment occurs early tomorrow in your creative sector, and may very well magnify feelings of longing if you’ve been neglecting certain needs, which you suddenly see dramatically now! Even so, it’s a strong influence on romance, creativity, and imagination. On the positive side, there can be unspoken understandings, some serendipity, or a feeling of kinship felt now. Sometimes, we think others create our happiness, but it’s best to remind yourself that you’re in charge of it. Today and tomorrow, you’re better off paying attention to more than only routine matters. There can be a feeling of being in the right place at the right time or connections made on a soul level now. Keep your feet on the ground as you dream big, and you’ll be in a good position.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in harmony with your sign, dear Sagittarius, giving you a subtle boost of energy, largely because there are fewer hurdles to clear as you pursue your goals. Confidence is with you. Even so, it’s particularly appropriate to allow extra time to rest with the Sun and Neptune heading toward alignment at the bottom of your solar chart. This yearly transit can stir up longings if you feel something’s been missing in your life on spiritual or emotional levels. However, this can also be informative. It might instead be an inspired time when you release negative or pent-up feelings. There can be unusual happenings, particularly related to loved ones, and perhaps the discovery of surprising feelings and desires. None of these are necessarily new. In effect, the Sun is spotlighting some of the issues that have been operating under the surface of things. Now is the time to get in touch with needs. Living arrangements and conditions might be overdue for a boost or enhancement. It’s not an ideal time for making commitments or attention to detail, particularly with Mercury soon reaching a station, but it’s strong for getting in touch with your spiritual heart. You’re also in good shape for forgiving someone, including yourself, if resentments or guilt have been weighing you down. The key is to observe, reflect, and take in.
CapricornThe Moon’s transit of your intimacy sector today tends to turn your attention to hidden trends in your life, dear Capricorn. Another influence in play has similar themes: the Sun and Neptune are heading toward alignment. It’s a potentially beautiful day for identifying and understanding your spiritual needs and dreams. You may be seeking a stronger sense of purpose with (or through) what you’re doing and learning. You can be communicating in particularly creative or compassionate ways, and ideas for marketing or promotional strategies stand out. Keep in mind that speeding up your life can lead to errors and regrets if you don’t take the time to slow down and listen to your needs at least once in a while, and this Sun-Neptune connection helps you do just that. Your need for more color, imagination, and sensitivity in your life come to the foreground. Do watch for potential miscommunications, however, especially with Mercury retrograde and approaching a station. The focus is on expressing yourself in new ways or through different channels than the usual.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Aquarius, increasing your urge for companionship, even in the smallest ways. Your dreams and fantasies or ideals are in stronger focus than usual today due to a Sun-Neptune conjunction. Still, you may pay more attention to areas of neglect or disappointment, depending on your current situation. It’s a tension diffuser either way. As things slow down, you look at your life from a different perspective, questioning the things you automatically assume are priorities. If you don’t take this process too far, the Sun helps you recognize unmet needs so that you can do something about them. It’s a good time to consider whether your current projects, pursuits, and perceived needs are in line with your spiritual needs and values, and if not, for finding ways to make improvements. It can be a standout day for creative business or practical ideas, particularly unusual ones, but be careful with money now.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, dear Pisces, turning your attention to getting your daily life into order. Still, the yearly meetup of the Sun and Neptune, both currently transiting your sign, occurs early tomorrow and influences today. While apparent productivity may seem to suffer a little as your mind wanders, you may very well make up for it through inspiration and imagination. Your naturally compassionate and idealistic nature comes strongly to the fore, and fortunately, others are seeking these things out. Even so, if you’ve been neglecting your spiritual needs, this can be a time when you feel more longing. As the Sun spotlights your dreams and ideals today and tomorrow, consider ways to connect more strongly with them, or dream up something new that more accurately reflects your current needs and wants.
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.