- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 11th, and the Full Moon will occur on the 18th.
- Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You can feel on the one hand that you want to do something out of the ordinary and explore new places or ideas today, dear Aries, and on the other, the need to get comfortable. This is because the Sun in your resources sector encourages you to play it safe and stick to the tried and true is in an awkward aspect with Jupiter in your adventure and spirit sector stimulating the desire to branch out and trying something entirely new. If you can come up with ways to satisfy both your freedom-seeking side and your equally strong need to keep things straightforward and familiar, you’ll be in the best shape now. As the day advances, a strong connection between your career and money sectors comes into play, and you can feel motivated to take charge and make improvements. You have increased influence professionally as well as personally. You have a stronger sense of your most important goals, and this helps you identify the best steps to take to get you closer to achieving them.
There is some tendency to overestimate your interest in something or underestimate the time and energy that you’ll need to complete it today, dear Taurus, with the Sun and Jupiter at odds. There can be some indecision to deal with as you’re a little more inclined to act on ego or emotion rather than reason, particularly related to relationships. Ask questions, as the potential for misunderstandings is strong. However, as the day advances, the Sun forms a powerful trine to Pluto, boosting your confidence. It’s an excellent time to gain backers or supporters, and incredible energy is with you for enjoying relationships, particularly with family, children, and lovers, and for working on resolving problems or making positive changes. You’re in an excellent position for self-renewal through activities that feed your spirit. There may be good news or recognition related to school, learning, travel, and legal matters.
You may be dealing with competing urges, dear Gemini, between going it alone and sharing your activities with a companion. As much as possible, try not to procrastinate or commit to something that seems a little beyond your means today. If you attempt to do it all, you may overreach and regret it later. A Sun-Pluto trine forms as the day advances, and it helps you gain a better understanding of your inner workings, needs, and desires. Supporting others lifts your spirits, and energies facilitate self-honesty and heightened perception. If you need to quit a bad habit, this can be a time for gaining the motivation and gumption to do so. It’s a time for identifying priorities and opportunities. The Moon spends the day at the bottom of your solar chart, also encouraging you to look within and trust your intuition.
In the first half of the day, you’re inclined to weigh the pros and cons rather than jump into action, dear Cancer. You can experience equally powerful pulls to socialize and to do your duties now, and it can be challenging to settle on any one thing. It’s best to blend and compromise than to overdo or overcompensate. Try to take a break from over-thinking, which can be easier to do as the day advances. The Sun-Pluto trine later today boosts you up either socially or materially. Your talents may be put to good use now, and others are likely to see your value more than usual. You might gain new insight into your finances. You may get the chance to bond with someone important to you, possibly through honest conversation or a commitment to make positive changes. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, further encouraging you to reach out and connect.
In the first half of the day, you may face the need to make adjustments rather than forge ahead, dear Leo. Take steps to narrow things down, pace yourself, and prioritize if you feel a little overwhelmed. Expectations of others or your goals may be off, and promises made today can be hard to keep later as they may be half-hearted or based solely on the feelings of the moment. Letting go of these minor irritations will help you enjoy the pleasant energy of the day, which becomes more evident as the day advances and the Sun and Pluto act in harmony. You’ll find others are putting more faith in you, and more importantly, you’re feeling stronger. You might receive a boost or help from a higher-up or an associate. Your ambitions increase now, and you feel more determined than usual to reach your goals, which may be professional, work, or health-related. Quick fixes are not what you’re seeking now, as you want to go deep. This can be a time for feeling especially good about your services, leadership, or objectives.
Pulls toward new experiences and enjoying the comfort of the familiar can be equally strong today, dear Virgo. If you stay on the fence, you are likely to feel like you’ve missed out, so you’ll need to decide whether to adjust your expectations, find a compromise, or make a decision and own it. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel far less undecided. In fact, the Sun and Pluto form a powerful trine aspect, harmoniously connecting your sectors of spirit and creativity, favoring self-expression, promotion, creative projects, marketing, and leadership. People you meet or connect with now can shift your perspective in eye-opening, helpful ways, or a movie, book, news, or cultural experience could lead to a new interest. You may be embracing a different philosophy or coming to an interesting take on a matter that’s enlightening.
With the Sun and Jupiter at odds, you may be wavering between keeping things light and taking things a little further in the first half of the day, dear Libra, and mixed signals can confuse. Enthusiasm can run high but then fall suddenly, much like a sugar high. As the day advances, however, the Sun and Pluto form a special relationship, encouraging you to read between the lines, find a solution to a problem, or to connect with someone who fully supports you. Financial matters can thrive today, and it’s a strong time for gaining the motivation to put a challenge or an unhealthy habit behind you. If you need support or assistance with domestic pursuits, this can be a good time for seeking it out. You’re in the mood to make deep rather than cosmetic changes, and it’s a beautiful time for making improvements in your personal life.
With the Sun and Jupiter at odds and dividing your interests in the first half of the day, dear Scorpio, you may have a sense that you need to go hard or not at all. While moderation can be tricky to practice under this influence, it can help bring you down to earth and ready to see and grab the opportunities of the day. Focus on freeing yourself of unnecessary mental burdens. While you may be disagreeing with someone about money or core values, it’s best not to focus too much on differences, as they’re unlikely to impact your life in significant ways. As the day advances, a Sun-Pluto influence takes over, putting you in the right place for reinforcement, support, or recognition. Learning and communications projects, teamwork, and partnerships can thrive under this transit. You more clearly see where you can advance or improve. People appreciate your focus and passion, and you are communicating very persuasively. Your dedication is impressive and shows itself in whatever you do now.
Decisions about work or health can be tricky and perhaps undercut by distractions or divided interests in the first half of the day, dear Sagittarius. You may want to help others or get your work done today, but you also have a strong need to do things independently or to pursue your personal interests as the Sun in your service sector clashes with Jupiter in your sign. This dilemma can only be resolved by toning things down and compromising, but it can be challenging getting to that state. The day advances quite beautifully as a Sun-Pluto trine forms and helps you pull things together and get things running smoothly. You might be passionately dealing with details and fixing problems now, and very much enjoying the process! Today is about growing, improving, and moving on. You’re in particularly good shape for exploring ways to improve your money situation, income, work, or health.
Your desire to connect with others competes with an equally strong inclination to keep to yourself in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn, but if you get too hung up on decision making, you can miss out on getting much of anything accomplished. As the day advances, a beautiful aspect connects the Sun in your creative sector with Pluto in your sign and is powerful for creative self-expression. Sharing your ideas, artistic vision, happiness, and sense of humor with others is in focus. There may be a boost or recreational activity that’s healing and rewarding. Having the courage to express yourself honestly with someone can help take a relationship to the next level. You are seeing your priorities and gravitating toward people and situations that help you advance, express yourself more effectively, and build your confidence.
The desire to stick with what’s familiar is strong, dear Aquarius, but so is breaking new ground as the Sun and Jupiter are at odds, influencing the first half of the day. You may have problems balancing your social and private life, and it’s best to try to find the middle road and aim for moderation. As the day advances, a Sun-Pluto transit encourages and motivates you to make profound improvements and changes rather than seek out the quick fix, mainly related to your partnerships, home life, family, and your inner world. This can be a time of an emotional discovery that’s empowering as you shift your perspective, rewarding family connections, or a lifestyle change that feels right. Connecting more deeply with a partner, or gaining a new understanding of an important person in your life, can figure strongly now.
You can feel a strong desire to accomplish something significant today, dear Pisces, but an equally compelling need to pursue your personal interests or explore your options. Because you’re only human after all, you can’t manage to do both full-on at once, so you may decide to tone things down. Otherwise, you’re likely to be stuck in limbo, not entirely satisfied with anything that transpires. However, as the day advances, an empowering trine between the Sun and Pluto is in play, encouraging and motivating you to make positive changes and improvements. You’re in particularly good shape with your communications and on a social level. Connections and conversations inspire trust. You’re appealing to many people and teaming up effectively to accomplish your goals. You’re bringing out the best in others today. The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, further emphasizing your need for others and the power of making connections.
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.