- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 5:22 AM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 5:22 AM.
- Mercury Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, and Neptune Rx.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from October 31st to November 20th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mars in your opposite sign these days can stir up things in a close relationship, dear Aries. With Mars aspects today, you can experience both the positives and negatives of this transit all in one day! On the one hand, there can be charming enthusiasm and possibly even a bit of adventure, and you can feel motivated to get something important done or enjoy rousing interactions. As the day moves forward, there can be a tendency to lock heads with others, to instigate, or to attempt to force a matter with Mars and Pluto in a square aspect. Tensions about work and responsibilities can be triggers, but keep in mind that Mars in this area of your chart is meant to “unbury” problems in your one-to-one relationships so that you can deal with them and move on. There can be a disagreement on priorities now. If you fear that you will not get your way, there can be a temptation to manipulate, or if someone in your life is frequently taking the reins, you’ll want to make changes now. Resentments might surface, but this also gives you the chance to see what anger or hurt you’ve been holding onto to your detriment.
Mars in your work and health sector these days can encourage you to get a lot done, dear Taurus. It has its positives and negatives, and you may experience the full range of them today! On the one hand, you can feel energized, wanting to solve problems and put a big dent in your “to do” list. You have your eye on problem areas, and you’re focusing on managing the details that need attention. However, with a Mars-Pluto square coming into play, this can turn into an obsession. Watch for a tendency to dwell on negative emotions or difficult topics, or to dig in your heels on an issue, leading to an impasse. Obstinacy now can be a symptom of a deeper problem or fear of change, and that doesn’t do anyone, including yourself, any good. It’s best to look to the source of frustrations. If you find yourself holding on for dear life to an opinion or method, consider what is genuinely bothering you. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, encouraging you to focus on your long-term objectives.
Mars in your sector of joy and creativity these days can animate your romantic or creative worlds, dear Gemini. It’s a mostly supportive transit, but like anything, it has its challenges. Today, you can experience both the highs and lows of this transit, all in one day! You may feel ready to take action on a matter, but passion and enthusiasm can turn to frustration if you’re too heavily invested or if things are not going to script. If you’re facing resistance, it might be best to adjust expectations or even to let go of a matter temporarily so that you can clear your head. A Mars-Pluto aspect influencing the day tends to stimulate loaded interactions. There can be issues related to understanding what a relationship means or its depth of involvement or commitment for some. It may be best to focus your energies on something productive rather than dwell on something that is not going your way. This is undoubtedly a time for seeing areas of your life where you’re too attached for your own good, and this vision can help you make the best decisions for you.
Your desire to take action on a matter, mainly related to home, personal issues, and family, is strong today, dear Cancer. Mars is transiting your solar fourth house these days, animating your home life. While you can very much benefit from your enthusiasm and passion for getting things done today, tensions can mount if things don’t go as expected. Others may seem to be resisting or standing in the way, or there can be demanding energy to manage in your relationships. If you or someone in your life is rigid regarding a plan or expecting others to follow their script, tension can follow, and ego energies can lead to power games. While competition can motivate you to improve your game in certain instances, today’s tense air doesn’t seem to lead to anything positive unless you consciously aim to identify areas of anger and work on resolving them. Coarseness or insensitivity can spoil your mood now, but you also have a lot to learn about yourself and your attachments now.
The day can hold some light, take-charge, enthusiastic energy at times, dear Leo. Of course, this suits your personality well. You can feel quite passionate in pursuit of creative goals or mental interests and the sharing of ideas. However, a Mars-Pluto aspect comes into play as the day advances. While you’re more passionate about your thoughts and personal interests or communications than usual, and this can be a great thing, it can go a little too far today, and tension or frustration can ensue. Watch that you’re not holding on so tightly to a belief or viewpoint that it begins to consume or trouble you, interfering with healthy interactions. You may not want to budge on an idea, schedule, or method when letting go even temporarily, or being flexible, is probably better for you all around. Look for ways to calm frayed nerves and aim to gain perspective. With this transit, it can be challenging to maintain a sense of proportion, mainly regarding your work or health matters, but it can also give you a window into areas that require some detachment.
Mars transiting your solar second house these days is great for the motivation to build a project, a business, or your resources, dear Virgo, and this continues until the 19th. Today, you can experience the good and bad of this transit, although nothing you can’t handle! Your desire to better yourself or your life is strong, and your confidence matches. Still, with Mars approaching a square to Pluto, there can be some tension or impatience if things are not going as planned. Conflicts or frustrations are possible regarding finances, values, and ideas that seem to clash with those of someone in your life, or that stimulate fears. There can be resentments emerging now, and a tendency to push for answers that you may not honestly want to receive in the end. Use intense emotions and compulsions constructively if possible, or aim to use this window into problematic attachments to improve your life. It can be challenging to maintain proportion when Mars and Pluto challenge one another, so keep your wits about you.
Mars in your sign these days can challenge you to pursue your desires and take action, dear Libra. Today, its harmonious and challenging connections can lead to a whole range of experiences in these areas. On the one hand, you can feel inspired to take charge of your life, but on the other, you might struggle a little with how to manage excess energy effectively. As the day advances, a Mars-Pluto aspect makes it rather difficult to maintain a sense of proportion, and you may be dealing with a bit of impatience, pride, or misdirected anger. Or, you might face some resistance to getting what you want or accomplishing what you set out to do. Avoid manipulative tactics that will serve only to put more pressure on you. Consider that if you’re dwelling on something that’s making you miserable, backing off a little can come as a relief. Make it your goal not to make a mountain out of a molehill, but let this aspect show you where resentments have been building, perhaps to unhealthy levels.
Mars will enter your sign on the 19th, but it continues to transit your privacy sector until then, dear Scorpio. It’s a good time to clear the decks for new beginnings. You can be quite motivated and feeling passionate about taking action on a matter that’s important to you today. Still, complications can enter the picture as the day advances and a Mars-Pluto aspect comes into play. Unresolved tension or resentment can lead to communications that don’t do you any favors or poor timing. You may have difficulty asking for what you want directly, hoping instead that others intuit your needs, but this leaves you vulnerable to allowing others’ actions (or inactions) to decide your mood. Do your best to ease and settle your mind. Being kind to yourself may involve letting a matter go, as challenging as that may be at the moment! Aim to use frustration or anger to motivate you to improve something in your life that’s truly helpful for you rather than waste time on resentment.
Mars in your solar eleventh house these days is mostly supportive of your efforts, dear Sagittarius, helping you find the right activities. You’re in good shape for pursuing an activity with a group or friend, or for actively working towards an important goal or cause today. Still, as the day advances and Mars heads toward a challenging aspect to Pluto, you could run into some difficulties as you may meet stubbornness and rigidity. Conflicts related to different values, money, or questions of ownership and boundaries can easily cross the line and turn into power games or other forms of manipulations with this transit. Try not to hold on so tightly to your methods or approach that you alienate someone, and watch for others who are doing something similar now. Consider that any anger or frustration that emerges today can point you in the right direction as to what needs healing and resolution. You can learn a great deal about yourself and your relationships through the differences you see now. In the process, aim to see why people may be acting out.
Mars transiting your solar tenth house these days can motivate you to reach a goal, dear Capricorn. You’re action-driven today, and having a strong sense of priorities can help you out. While you could find it easy to find an outlet for extra energy and drive in spots today, a Mars-Pluto aspect comes into play, and keeping a sense of proportion can be challenging as the day advances. There’s a tendency to become so focused on a matter that you fail to see other options. It works out fine if you use it to push forward a productive goal, or if you pour your passion into something that genuinely needs undivided attention. However, if you’re dwelling on something that is not yet ready to push forward, problems can ensue. Try to let go of issues that indeed aren’t progressing today, and wait for a better time to pour your energy into these things. If you look closely at emerging feelings or reactions today, you’ll get a nice window into areas where you or someone in your life is overly attached and could use a breather or perspective.
You can be more adventurous or passionate about your ideas and interests with Mars moving through your solar ninth house these days, dear Aquarius. You’re more spontaneous than usual. You can experience both the downsides and the positives of this transit today with the Moon in your sign in harmony with Mars in an Air sign, but later, Mars is square to Pluto. Following an idea can fuel your enthusiasm in your interactions with others, or it can contribute to a fabulous new goal or plan. However, there is a tendency to fixate or dwell on a topic even if it’s not working for you, and perhaps even if it’s frustrating you immensely! Watch for insisting on your way or perspective so adamantly that it causes you stress or puts a strain on a relationship. This transit can instead suggest an internal struggle with a fear that seems to hold you back from pursuing a challenge or passion. Watch that you are not your own worst enemy today by saying or doing things that invite adverse reactions. With the Moon in your sign all day, focusing on your personal plans and new beginnings is appropriate.
Mars in your intimacy sector these days inclines you to dig deep, investigate, observe, and strategize, dear Pisces. Today, you may see both the positives and negatives of this transit that’s with you until the 19th. There can be some real power behind the scenes and a pleasant sense of emotional confidence and intelligence. However, Mars is approaching a square to Pluto, and a clash on a matter of values or the understanding of a commitment can be in question. This transit tends to pull up buried frustration or anger, and you’re inclined to not only see the problems but also dwell on them if you’re not careful. What starts as a passionate feeling about something or someone could quickly turn into frustration. Avoid senseless power struggles with others, but feel and attempt to understand any darker matter that surfaces from deep inside. These things may have more control over your life than you know, as they may be driving challenging behavior or could be the source of a lot of unnecessary stress and pressure. It may be a good idea to channel your passion into a collaborative pursuit with a partner or a work goal.
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.