- The Moon is in Leo until 8:54 PM, after which the Moon is in Virgo.
- The void Moon occurs from 4:10 PM to 8:54 PM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 4:10 PM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 4:10 PM.
- Mercury Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, and Neptune Rx.
- Mercury is retrograde until tomorrow (Mercury is retrograde from October 31st to November 20th).
- Mars enters Scorpio today (Mars is in Scorpio from November 19-January 3rd).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mars, the planet of action and energy and your ruling planet, begins transiting your solar eighth house today, dear Aries. This transit lasts until January 3rd and means that Mars is no longer opposing your sign, taking some pressures off. During this new cycle, you are less inclined to act on impulse and more interested in using strategy for moving your plans forward. It can be a time in which tensions related to power politics can emerge, or arguments can occur over money or personal possessions, and it’s best to try to clear the air as soon as possible if this is the case. However, it can also be an excellent time to take charge of financial matters that you may have swept under the rug. Desires run more deeply than usual. You are learning that power is not about having the upper hand with others – it’s about managing your own energy effectively. This cycle turns the heat up on the more intricate elements of relating. Today, you can feel energetic, but keep in mind that with Mercury heading into a station, it’s best to observe and lay low.
Mars moves into your opposing sign today, dear Taurus, and will transit your partnership sector until January 3rd. This influence animates, enlivens, and energizes your relationships with others, sometimes stimulating conflicts. There can be increased activity or impulsiveness now. With mindfulness, it can be a favorable period for bringing fresh energy into a close relationship. It can also be a chance to discover your passions and courage through another person. Problems that have been festering in a relationship have a way of surfacing now. People may seem to be opposing you more than usual during this cycle! It can also be a time in which you have more courage to pursue a relationship. Aim to own and acknowledge your role in conflicts.
Mars begins its transit of your solar sixth house, dear Gemini, bringing energy, animation, and motivation to your pursuit of health or work. You’ll find it hard to tolerate inactivity or waste in your daily routines, habits, self-care programs, or your job during this cycle that lasts until January 3rd. There can be some conflicts related to independence and speed with co-workers or with those with whom you share your daily activities. However, it may be just what you need to clear the air, and problem-solving can be productive now, but much more so with Mercury ending its retrograde tomorrow. It’s an excellent time to take on challenging projects that you may have been putting off since you have more initiative and energy for sorting things out. You might also step up or begin a health and fitness program during this cycle.
Mars moves into your solar fifth house today, dear Cancer, where it will transit until January 3rd, boosting your confidence and enthusiasm. It feels good to have the support of Mars in a harmonious sign — you feel a little more spirited, confident, involved, and qualified. You can feel particularly enthusiastic with creative, self-expressive, pleasurable, and romantic pursuits, although overstimulation is sometimes possible with this transit. It can be a time when you want to take action to pursue your pleasure, specialized recreation, a relationship, a hobby, or other heartfelt activity. You are more willing to take personal risks with your heart and your creative impulses, and you’re quicker than usual to seize opportunities as they emerge. This more outgoing cycle brings smoother energy to most of your endeavors, as your direct approach tends to get you results.
Mars moves into your solar fourth house today, dear Leo, where it will transit until January 3rd. This puts this fiery planet in a challenging position relative to your sign, and in truth, this transit can sometimes feel a little chaotic or turbulent. You may need to work yourself up on the inside before getting the motivation to assert yourself. Still, this transit can be very productive in certain areas, mostly related to taking action with family or on the home, and for facing matters that you’ve set aside. You can feel energetic and enthusiastic about such things as decorating, organizing your home, family activities, or actively working on problem areas in your personal life. Interestingly, Mercury has been transiting this same sector of your chart in retrograde motion and changes direction tomorrow. You can expect that certain delays or stalling on the home front are likely to pass, and things will really begin to move forward in the coming week.
Mars begins its transit of your solar third house today, dear Virgo, where it will motivate, energize, and animate your life until January 3rd. You can become particularly excited to learn, connect, and pursue your interests during this transit. At times, impatience with movements and communications can be a problem. Otherwise, it’s an excellent time to get things done. You’re likely to feel pleasantly engaged. You’re a little more assertive, too, and this can help you move forward. Interestingly, Mercury ends its retrograde in the same sector of your solar chart tomorrow–a further sign that things are progressing. In particular, you can be anxious to get going on various projects, studies, and personal interests. You quickly become fired up about your ideas, projects, and interests now, and you can get a lot done with all of this passion and vigor. There can be a tendency to use words as a weapon during this cycle. Otherwise, it’s a time of more courage to connect with others and to say your piece.
Mars enters your solar second house today, dear Libra, where it will transit until January 3rd. This cycle stimulates your desire to make your life more comfortable, settled, and secure. You may need to stir things up to get more settled! Mars can push you to make more money or settle a financial or relationship matter that ultimately leads to increased comfort and predictability. You’re remarkably resourceful now — making the most of what you have, including both tangible and intangible resources such as money, valuables, know-how, and talents. You might experience a stronger desire for financial independence, or you can be especially motivated to pursue a more substantial income and take action on money-making ideas. However, it can also bring impulsive energy to your spending habits, as the desire to accumulate objects heightens! Watch for being a little too possessive for your own good during this cycle–of people, especially.
Fiery and straightforward Mars enters your sign today, dear Scorpio, and will stay in Scorpio through the end of 2019 and until January 3rd. This transit brings with it a lot of energy, sometimes to the point of excess, and it helps to focus on managing it to your advantage. You are clearer about what you’d like to do now, and more forthright and straightforward in your manner. With Mercury in your sign turning direct after a retrograde cycle tomorrow, you’re gearing up for a more direct and powerful period! It’s fine to turn things up but avoid haste, as you may end up tripping over yourself. Pace yourself, but take action on things that matter to you most in the weeks ahead for best results. Mars rules your personal energy levels, initiative, and drive, and its presence in your sign can elevate all of these things. Angry feelings might also be triggered during this cycle, and you might want to watch for overly impulsive or impatient behavior. Otherwise, you can use this period to begin new projects or heartily pursue personal goals. It can also be a time when work comes to you or the medical attention or appointments you were waiting for, if applicable, come through.
With Mars moving into the sign of Scorpio, you enter a cycle in which energy may be at a lower point, dear Sagittarius. Still, you get the chance to take action on behind-the-scenes areas of your life or to resolve long-standing issues. This transit lasts until January 3rd, and is a helpful one for processing, resting, and regenerating activities. You’re figuring out your next step, and you may not be entirely clear of your plans for the time being. This apparent slow-down should not be considered a stroke of bad luck-it’s instead a time for recharging your spirit, laying to rest those plans that have had their day in the sun or the ones that have outgrown their usefulness. It’s a fine time for reconsidering or reorganizing certain projects and pursuits, as well as for making more time for rest and healing.
Mars moves into harmony with your sign today, dear Capricorn, giving you a reprieve from challenges for a few weeks! Mars now transits your sector of friendship, community, goals, and dreams until January 3rd, and energy or activity increases in these areas–regarding group efforts, teamwork, or social objectives. You may reconnect with your desire to pursue your goals and dreams in concrete ways, or become inspired by the prospect of new ventures. At times during this transit, friends or group associations can ripple with conflicts or discord, particularly if problems have been looming. Ideally, with mindfulness in the mix, this transit forces matters and leads to quick resolutions or a positive clearing of the air. Overall, however, energy levels improve with increased confidence in your ability to make things happen.
Mars moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Aquarius, where it will transit until January 3rd, fueling your motivation and sparking ambitions. While the desire to do things your way or to run the show can sometimes conflict with others, this is an excellent period for getting things done and clearing the path for new beginnings with some patience and mindfulness. It’s a strong time for pushing yourself to improve and excel–you have more courage to go after what you want. You may be taking charge or taking the lead. Some self-control can offset a tendency to be impatient with others or impulsive in your dealings. Sorting out your longer-term goals or overarching objectives makes sense during this rather ambitious cycle. Tomorrow, Mercury turns direct in this same area of your solar chart, and you’re bound to see some progress with your career, responsibilities, or reputation.
Mars moves into harmony with your sign and begins its transit of your solar ninth house today, dear Pisces, where it will stay until January 3rd. This transit boosts your confidence, energy levels, motivation, and courage. Your appetite for new experiences or increased knowledge grows. Mars is the planet of action and energy, and you’re ready to take on new adventures, whether on the physical or mental plane! Taking charge of your life comes more readily, and you seem to be able to move around obstacles, clashing less than usual. You can have much enthusiasm about sharing your ideas, although sometimes this needs tempering as debates can quickly become heated or personal during this cycle. Consider what you want to do and what seems feasible.
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.