- The Moon is in Pisces.
- The Moon is void from 7:47 PM forward (until tomorrow at 2:58 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the First Quarter Moon (which occurred on the 16th) and the Full Moon (which will happen in the sign of Taurus on the 24th).
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from October 5th to November 16th). We have less than four weeks remaining of the retrograde Venus cycle.
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx.
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You can be especially excited about your projects and plans today and tomorrow, dear Aries, and perhaps a little worked up about opinions and perspectives, too. Your intuition for business and financial matters is right on point. The Moon is in your privacy sector all day, emphasizing the need for some level of emotional retreat, but you’re also raring to go, ready to apply yourself to matters that are important to you. Your enterprising nature is in full swing! You also see all angles to a story or more layers to an issue which aids decision-making. You seem to be able to satisfy both your needs for intimacy and independence while on other days these can clash big time! It feels good to be in touch with your passion and courage today.
You can be excited about taking care of business or pursuing a particular project today, dear Taurus. It’s also an important day for exchanging ideas with others, particularly related to improving home or family life. Conversations are likely animated and enthusiastic. You may be feeling especially excited about a person, an idea, or a feeling — whatever it is, you can feel alive and motivated. Energies now are supportive for relationships, and the chance to bring a stronger spirit of acceptance to your interactions can emerge. Friends are drawn to you, and you come across in a pleasingly attractive manner, making it an excellent time to make connections. For best results, stay active and involved. Being active or collaborating and arriving at bright ideas or solutions with others can be in focus and quite successful.
Conversations can be super helpful today, dear Gemini, and learning something useful or hearing relieving or exciting news can figure strongly now. You’re highly motivated and filled up with a strong desire to accomplish something solid and perhaps ambitious. There is great energy for new ideas and interests, but also willingness to put your plans into motion — a super combination! You could be feeling especially in tune with your goals and quite confident about moving forward with new or improved ventures. This can also be a time for coming up with creative business ideas. Generally speaking, it’s a strong day for making business moves or decisions. A feeling of being on top of things is the best place to be, so avoid taking on too much, but think big if your mind is going that way. This is a particularly good day for resourcefulness and making the best of situations.
You can be especially excited about an idea and possibly some breakthrough thinking today, dear Cancer. Both emotional and mental energy run high, and you can feel wonderfully motivated about tackling projects or duties that you may have let slide in the past. You’re also in an amazing position for connecting and gaining new and interesting experiences. Loving or romantic feelings are elevated and possibly motivating or driving you towards making improvements and advancements. Solving a problem or rising to a challenge can be satisfying, and leads to you radiating the perfect level of confidence. Today is potentially terrific for expressing yourself freely and confidently, although, with Venus retrograde and Mars strong today and tomorrow, it’d be wise to watch for anything you’re communicating that might come across with insensitivity.
Today and tomorrow are excellent for learning, teaching, and sharing, dear Leo. There can be quite a bit of excitement in your conversations now, and you can find yourself enthusiastic about new ideas. Others may not seem to be keeping up with you, but if you can work independently, you can accomplish much. Nevertheless, you can be feeding off a competitive feeling that inspires you. Mind you, there can also be a magical quality to intimacy again today. It’s a fine time for one-to-one interactions, and if a bond could use some healing or elevation, it’s a good time to make this happen. You’re in a great position to solve problems or take affirmative action on a matter related to family, home life, or an intimate relationship.
Terrific energy is with you today for your communications, dear Virgo. It’s a fabulous time for coming to a happy agreement with someone or for receiving good news. The power of increased mental energy is with you now, and the need to put ideas into motion is strong. You also want to put your money where your mouth is! This influence may benefit your daily activities and projects most, as you can feel especially excited about trying out new things or just getting things done. People tend to respond exceptionally well to you now, and they can be impressed with your ideas or projects. Others appreciate your input more than usual, perhaps feeling inspired to up their game. You can feel real excitement for recent and upcoming projects or new interests.
Good news about money or business can make its way to you today or tomorrow, dear Libra. You can be feeling especially enthused about producing and moving forward in your projects today. There may be an exciting conversation or thoughts about a money-making pursuit, and willingness to put ideas into motion. In fact, you can be excited about getting things done, and your plans are innovative. Intuition for business, money, work, research, analysis, and health matters is solid. You can feel especially motivated to get going on an important project or to share some of your work with others. The potential for heated debates is real now, but so is stimulating conversation.
Today and tomorrow can be fabulous for arriving at useful conclusions or learning something valuable, dear Scorpio. You’re ready to put your ideas into motion or apply your knowledge. You have more than usual mental energy now, along with the courage to express your more cherished ideas and opinions. This is a wonderful time for personal appeal and natural charm, too. You’re pursuing what you want! You’re in a pleasingly sociable and creative mood and could find yourself naturally gravitating towards favorable situations, perhaps finding yourself exactly where you need to be at the right time. Motivation levels are excellent, and your attitude is a can-do one. Home, family, and personal matters are definite draws, and improvements are in focus.
Today’s energies encourage big thinking, positive communications, and grand ideas, dear Sagittarius. There is great enthusiasm with you now, particularly related to expressing yourself and learning new things. Conversations can be inspiring, helpful, and revealing. Not everyone is working at the same pace, but you don’t seem to need approval or help just for now. You can be especially interested in bringing more harmony to your home or personal/emotional life. While interactions can be positive now, you do very independently. Solving problems in the practical or intellectual worlds or applying your knowledge can be in strong focus. Look for opportunities to express your expertise, but today, you can also be working quite diligently by yourself or behind the scenes — and quite happily so.
Influences today and tomorrow encourage you to learn, share, and absorb new information from your networks and associates, dear Capricorn, and especially, apply what you learn. Ideas about money or business matters can be accelerated and progressive today, as well. Be quick on your feet but not hasty for best results now. Courage is good, and it doesn’t take much effort to keep exchanges lively and spirited. You are bringing considerable appeal and charm to your communications. You might come to a satisfying agreement with someone. Friendship seems to be a strong priority, and it’s bringing in special rewards. Alternatively, this is about a particular project or happiness goal. Today can be another busy, connected day for you, except more focused and productive than yesterday. It’s a creative time, but it’s also a time for hands-on activities. Believe in yourself, your ideas, and your work.
Today is a good time to expand your mind and open up to discoveries, dear Aquarius, especially regarding goals for your future. While there can be moments when you may be super hasty when expressing yourself, you’re in a courageous, intelligent, and capable frame of mind. You could find yourself enthusiastic about an idea or project and ready to run with it. There can be a nice channel for expressing yourself as well as your desires and interests. While this is a day for turning your attention to establishing your needs and wants, it’s also a time for boosted energy levels, personal courage, passion, and desire. The day is likely to be busy and productive, and you are in healthy demand. There can be progress made on the career or life-path front, which is especially satisfying to you right now, as you have a strong sense for the long view. Today and tomorrow are especially enterprising, self-starting days.
You could find yourself coming to a happy agreement or enjoying rewarding interactions with someone special today and tomorrow, dear Pisces. It’s also a fine time for enjoying your work and learning something new while you do. Mental energy is robust today, and you can feel compelled to take action on an idea or further information. You dare to confront or face problem areas and then move forward. There can be a meaningful conversation or thinking with/about a partner. The Moon is in your sign all day and generally well-supported, and you are more in touch with the gentler, more emotional and receptive side of your nature. Your ability to flow along with your environment helps with natural timing. Your sense for what projects and moves have true potential is on point now. Reaching out can bring interesting people into your life.
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.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Pisces
Description: The Moon in Pisces
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 7:47 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 1:14 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying. We are alert, observant, and our memory is good.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 1:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 5:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 8:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 8:50 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 9:51 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Venus
We can feel a little out of sorts. Our needs for pleasure, love, or entertainment may be at odds with our needs for comfort and familiarity, and we can be on the fence about what to do next. Overspending or overeating is possible.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 2:31 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pallas
We can be at odds with one another over a mental or intellectual matter, belief, or idea now. It takes extra effort to understand one another.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 7:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We don’t sweat the small stuff right now. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 11:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 7:25 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Oct 21 2018 5:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Mar
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Mars
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
Today’s Elemental Balance
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
Today’s Modal Balance
The modes are balanced today.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are looking to attach value and meaning to our goals. This is a time for analyzing, questioning, perfecting, and improving.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on October 21st:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
The Moon through Pluto: Signs, Aspect, & Degree
THE MOON IN PISCES
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. We may have difficulties defining emotional boundaries. We might deal with stress through avoidant or escapist behavior. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
23RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A `materializing medium’.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE MERCURY Orb 4°54′ Separating
Our hearts or emotional needs and our minds seem to be cooperating, and we are able to communicate effectively. It’s a good time for publicity, marketing, writing, and studying.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 3°58′ Applying
We can be motivated to honor our inner code. We don’t sweat the small stuff right now. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 6°42′ Applying
This is a time when we may be taking care of others, sympathetic to their needs, and aware of our own vulnerabilities as well. There can be events or memories that trigger feelings of rejection or loss. There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved, but also quite vulnerable.
THE SUN IN LIBRA
This is the time of year for seeking out more harmony and balance, and paying special attention to our close relationships.
29TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right ureter
Sabian Symbol: Humanity seeking to bridge the span of knowledge.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 7°49′ Applying
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 2°27′ Applying
We may want to break free from restrictions or responsibilities, but if we aren’t in touch with this, we could cause some problems. There could be restlessness and rebellious feelings. We don’t want to be told what to do. Exercising some restraint can help us to make needed changes.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 0°42′ Applying
We could misjudge our capabilities now and might end up pushing ourselves or others to a point where we feel hurt, rejected, or crticized. Or, we might struggle with a situation where we may need to humble ourselves. People or circumstances may seem to be exposing or playing on our vulnerabilities.
MERCURY IN SCORPIO
We’re resouceful, perceptive, and probing. Communications and thoughts tend to take on a serious overtone. We don’t take much at face value.
18TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vas deferens, hymen
Sabian Symbol: A woods rich in autumn coloring.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE MARS Orb 1°45′ Separating
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is likely, but may go a little too far. Impulsive speech or other communications. Mechanical breakdowns are possible.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 8°53′ Applying
You are talkative and have a thirst for knowledge. You have big ideas and plans. Education will feature largely in your life.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 3°15′ Separating
Our words and thoughts can be more imaginative and colorful, subtle or creative. We can experience a sense of knowing and understanding with minimal explanation or instruction. Intuition is highlighted or awakened.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 1°34′ Applying
You are able to research topics and form your own opinion. You may be impatient with superficial understandings.
VENUS IN SCORPIO
There is a love of investigation, intimacy, depth connections, and consuming relationships and pastimes.
7TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Left epididymus, right Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: Deep-sea divers.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 1°52′ Applying
You are a loyal and faithful partner. You like commitment and a common purpose in relationships.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 5°22′ Applying
An exciting creative person or project might suddenly come to light, creating a little tension. Social affairs are unpredictable. There can be aloofness or rebelliousness in relationships, with fashion and trends, and in our tastes. Distancing in relationships may figure strongly. There can be issues with personal freedom and expression which seem to counter closeness or intimacy.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
You will fight for just causes. You’re unpredictable, but will probably be a group leader. You may become rebellious when angry.
16TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels of left lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A big-businessman at his desk.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
We are drawn to depth experiences and deep, transformative changes. Prosperous areas are psychology, investigation, agencies, directing. (October 10th, 2017 to November 8th, 2018)
27TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Anus
Sabian Symbol: A military band on the march.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE CHIRON Orb 2°44′ Applying
You have the gift of wisdom. You trust your own intuitive nature, and are able to teach others on the spiritual path. You are able to encompass other people’s personal philosophies without feeling threatened, so that others trust you with their spiritual problems.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
5TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: Indians rowing a canoe and dancing a war dance.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°30′ Separating
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
URANUS IN TAURUS
(1934 – 1942) We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. (May 15, 2018, to November 6, 2018, then March 6, 2019, to July 7, 2025, and then November 7, 2025, to April 25, 2026).
1ST DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Throat, gullet
Sabian Symbol: A clear mountain stream.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
19TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A child of about five with a huge shopping bag.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011, to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018, to February 18, 2019).
29TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Toenails of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A prism.
VESTA IN CAPRICORN
You place importance on structure and order in the workplace. You have great discipline and personal ambition and can succeed in administrative and management positions. Workers will turn to you for a sense of stability and authority.
12TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee joint
Sabian Symbol: A student of nature lecturing.
PALLAS IN VIRGO
You have an analytical mind which you can apply to detailed and exhaustive projects. Your powers of discrimination are strong. You also have executive abilities. You may become involved in the field of health.
24TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Capsule and ligaments of liver
Sabian Symbol: Mary and her white lamb.
JUNO IN GEMINI
You want variety and stimulation within your relationship. Talking, swapping ideas, writing, planning, and studying are all ways in which you may meet your needs to communicate with your partner.
1ST DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Trachea
Sabian Symbol: A glass-bottomed boat drifts over under-sea wonders.
CERES IN LIBRA
You feel cared for when your loved ones create an atmosphere of peace and beauty. You like to cooperate with those close to you.
21ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal hilum
Sabian Symbol: A crowd upon a beach.
THE BLACK MOON IN AQUARIUS
9TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of right lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A flag turned into an eagle.
ERIS IN ARIES
24TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Zygomatic muscle
Sabian Symbol: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
2ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Aorta
Sabian Symbol: An epidemic of mumps.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
2ND DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibial nerve
Sabian Symbol: An unexpected thunderstorm.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on October 21, 2018.**
Aspects to Uranus 00°Ta39 +11°10′
Cnj 00°Ta40 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive
Aspects to Chiron 28°Pi54 +02°49′
Cnj 29°Pi38 SCHEAT To be a thinker or intellect
Aspects to Juno 00°Ge15 +01°10′
Cnj 00°Ge15 ALCYONE Mystical but judgmental.
Aspects to South Node 01°Aq57 -19°43′
Cnj 02°Aq02 ALTAIR To explore, to be bold.