- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 11th, and the Full Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
A Mercury-Jupiter influence today can present you with too many options or choices, dear Aries, and this can lead to some indecision. Your short-term thinking may not jive well with long-term goals. However, as the day advances, your mind is especially strong and you can come up with some satisfying conclusions or strategies with a pending Mercury-Pluto trine. You can make excellent progress on a career or money-making idea and practical matters, particularly when it comes to planning and using strategy. You are exploring different ways of building your sense of value and worthiness. You might also dream up ways to increase your income or your earning potential.
While the morning can feel a little strained when it comes to arriving at a solid decision, dear Taurus, as the day advances, you’re more sure of yourself. Watch for the urge to take on a new challenge or project that eventually becomes a burden or you might find your motivation and interest fizzle over time. Even well-meaning promises may not be kept, so try not to invest yourself in promises made to you, and think twice about making your own commitments, just for now. A strengthening aspect between Mercury in your sign and perceptive Pluto comes into influence as the day advances, and it can help bring out a resolution to a problem or assist in improving a relationship bond. Romantically speaking, this can be an unusually intuitive and possibly even magical day in which there is increased understanding. Most any relationship can benefit from an agreement or compromise that is mutually beneficial.
While the morning can present a dilemma or a feeling of being out of balance, dear Gemini, as the day advances, you fill with more certainty. Do watch that impatience doesn’t get the best of you. Tame expectations so that a good mood can be based on reality rather than an unattainable fantasy. Especially as the day advances, you can be highly inspired and creative, or you might experience a chance meeting with a friend. You could enjoy a new subject or might research a topic more deeply now. You can be persuasive now, and attempts to resolve tricky issues through conversation can be quite successful. There can be sudden memories and deeper thinking that can be exciting. Conversations tend to be quite meaningful or thought-provoking.
You may not find it easy to make a choice, dear Cancer. While this is another strong day for resolving problems with friends, business, and even computer or mechanical issues, there may be something that you missed in previous days that resurfaces for attention. This is about tying up loose ends and making important adjustments. If you’ve been overdoing attention to work recently, you may feel it affecting your social life and personal time more intensely now and look for a solution to the imbalance. As the day advances, you might come to a better understanding of your ambitions. There can be surprising attractions or new visions of your future that motivate and inspire you despite minor interruptions. You’re in a great position for sorting out problems. You can give great advice today, or you can inspire or be inspired by friends and connections. You may be organizing or making meaningful changes, particularly related to group efforts, long-term plans, or your social calendar.
Today is strong for friendships, communications, and the presentation of your ideas, dear Leo, once over a hump earlier today when you may not be able to get much of anything off the ground. With Mercury at the top of your chart these days, you are rarely short of ideas related to business and long-range, life-path goals. However, filtering them is not quite so straightforward until later today. It can be difficult to know where to begin, let alone put all of them into action. Take steps to narrow things down, pace yourself, and prioritize. As the day advances, this comes more naturally. You might gain an advantage over a competitor in business, or more simply gain new insight into your goals. You have a good head for practical matters, but you are also doing a lot of reading between the lines which can help you to understand both situations and people in your life.
You may begin the day feeling a bit uncertain or undecided, dear Virgo, but as the day advances, you are particularly able to focus on what truly matters most to you. Allow your thoughts to wander, but take more care when making decisions about practical matters, as you might find the details boring or perhaps depressing. Plans may not get off the ground just for now, but this is a temporary condition. As the day advances, mental energy and strength increase. Your powers to persuade, influence, and lead are strong. You have an eye for good deals and investments, or you may be feeling quite passionate about an idea, cause, study, or creative project. You’re likely to pleasantly push the limits when it comes to creativity and feeling.
You may begin the day feeling undecided or with a feeling of imbalance, dear Libra. However, this is temporary. In fact, as the day advances, you’re able to get to the bottom line. Mercury forms a minor but challenging aspect with Jupiter today, and interactions with others may not go smoothly, or there is the need to be discreet with what’s communicated. This is a time for adjusting your expectations if you’ve been overshooting. As the day advances, you’re likely to see yourself and your relationships in new ways, and important realizations can emerge. You may be considering quitting a bad habit or making a positive lifestyle change. Seeing all of the layers of a situation helps your overall understanding of a problem or person. An intimate conversation can be very revealing.
Communications can suffer a little from off timing as Mercury and Jupiter form a quincunx today, dear Scorpio, and there could be a disagreement about values or money matters in the mix. Try not to nurture an idea that you may later regret putting out there, such as a commitment or promise. Keep things open and free and avoid big purchases. However, as the day advances, Mercury forms a flowing aspect with Pluto, your ruler, and there can be new levels reached with people in your life, particularly through meaningful insights and conversations. You have the power of persuasion and strong observation skills on your side today. Great ideas tend to come as the result of your interactions with a partner or trusted friend. Negotiations can be very successful and beneficial now.
Mercury forms a minor clash with Jupiter in your sign today, dear Sagittarius, and it can pit work and personal needs or pleasure against one another. While your mind is geared towards work and duty, another part of you is looking for ways to free yourself from details and problems. You can be in an indulgent mood today, often feeling more like relaxing than working. Feeling good might in fact interfere with your judgment on a work or health matter, so take things slowly. Fortunately, as the day advances, Mercury heads into a satisfying aspect with Pluto, and you’re ready to invest more energy and faith into an idea. You’re in a more patient frame of mind, and you can be almost fearless when it comes to tackling problems that you may have sidestepped in the past. You can make empowering improvements to your daily routines and self-care programs. The urge to sort out little problems, iron out flaws, and eliminate waste or excess is strong.
With Mercury and Jupiter at odds today, dear Capricorn, news that comes in may not be entirely accurate or could be misunderstood. Or, there can be a feeling of too much information or mental stimulation that leads to some tension. Avoid talking too soon or too much about a plan. As the day advances, however, a Mercury-Pluto aspect is especially strong for personal persuasion, conviction, and motivation. Teaching and learning are strongly favored, and you can be enthusiastic about sharing yourself with others or more willing to express how you feel. Insight into projects and relationships can be especially valuable now. Romantic passions can be pleasantly stimulated, and it may very well be about mental interests or ideas.
The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, dear Aquarius, and you pay more attention to your responsibilities and duties or long-term goals. You may begin the day overly focused on the details of a plan, and this can lead you to miss what’s most important due to a Mercury-Jupiter influence that is good for stretching your mind, but not great for your nerves or patience. As the day advances, however, a Mercury-Pluto aspect is good for gaining new insight into your motivations and desires. Conversations can quickly turn intimate, deep, or meaningful. You might uncover exciting information that changes your thinking in powerful ways. There can be vivid memories and important discoveries. Look for ways to deal with making constructive changes rather than random ones.
Thinking or conversations can seem unproductive today, dear Pisces, with a Mercury-Jupiter aspect that has the potential to stretch your mind but can also serve to frustrate. However, as the day advances, it can be a good time for a fresh look at your friendships or goals. You can feel reinvigorated from a connection or project that seems quite attractive as Mercury and Pluto form a trine aspect. You can feel the desire to bond and connect with others on deeper than usual levels, and conversations tend to reflect this. You are expressing yourself in different, powerful ways, and getting your message across well. You can have much success in designing, writing, and teaching.
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.