- The Moon is in Libra.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- We’re in between the Third Quarter Moon, which happened on the 21st, and the New Moon, which will occur tomorrow night.
- Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, and Neptune Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Aries, and your close relationships can be in sharp focus. While feelings intensify, there can be some problems stimulated as Mars and Saturn head toward a square aspect. This type of transit often affects you more than most since Mars is your ruling planet. Mars is assertive, direct, and you enjoy its quicker speed, but Saturn seems to be putting on the brakes now. Ultimately, this is good for you, as frustrating as it may feel at the moment. Timing can be off in your interactions, and someone is hot, and the other is cold! You could get a sobering reminder of rules or limits, but this also gives you the time to make necessary edits and adjustments. This transit can bring a limit or responsibility to your attention. If you’ve been moving too fast, it may be time to slow down and pace yourself. Today is not the best time to ask for a favor since others are not particularly receptive. There can be disapproval about long-term goals or a sense that someone is standing in the way of your ambitions, but it’s temporary.
The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, and this pulls up the need for a little more order in your daily life, dear Taurus. The Moon meets Mars, already transiting this sector, and you want results! While you have more initiative and energy for work projects and can apply yourself with more vigor these days, there can be blocks to your goals right now with Mars and Saturn at odds. Some irritability is likely as plans seem thwarted. Your productivity can be undermined by issues that cause you anxiety or guilt, but avoid letting these take over to the point that your interactions with others are tense. A game plan can help you channel your energy more effectively, and it makes sense to draw one up now. This is a time when being a little more thorough than usual brings rewards. Later on, you’ll be thankful you paid attention to the details! Today, aim to slow down, especially with a New Moon about to occur.
With the Moon and Mars meeting in your sector of pleasure today, dear Gemini, your desire for some fun is strong and even insistent! Saturn challenges Mars, however, and there can be some frustration if you attempt to push something that needs more time to play out. There may be some stiffness in your interactions or off timing, or a creative pursuit or a relationship can reach a temporary pause. Waiting things out and pacing yourself makes the most sense now. Smoothing out your energy levels can be helpful if you’re dealing with a delay or reality check. Of course, it can be frustrating to take things easy when a big part of you is ready for action, but it seems the best move at the moment. It’s most appropriate to slow down with the New Moon occurring tomorrow. The Moon is Balsamic today, and reviewing, reflecting, and tying up loose ends are favored over brand new initiatives.
The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, emphasizing your needs for comfort and familiarity, dear Cancer. Relationships are on the tricky side just for now, however, and you may need to wait things out, even if you feel overcome with the desire to talk things through. Arguments entered into today can reach stalemates as Mars approaches a square to Saturn, but may also amount to little since the Moon is Balsamic. Watch for a defensive attitude, as this can needlessly aggravate matters. Consider ways to manage both family or your personal life and partnerships more effectively. You could be feeling especially protective of who and what you love, and you need more time to assess matters before moving forward with your plans. If someone is overruling you for no reason, it’s time to stand your ground. However, consider that we’re all a little sensitive today.
The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Leo, and you’re in the mood to socialize and make light, easy contact. With an impending Mars-Saturn square, watch your words, as frustrations can lead to harsh communications that are hard to “unhear” or take back. Consider, too, that on this day before the New Moon, efforts today may not amount to much. It’s better to wind down and pace yourself. There may be blocks to getting your message across or getting from one place to another without incident! Responsibilities can limit your studies and personal interests now, and may serve as a reminder to slow down and find better ways of getting your work done. Do watch for impatience while driving, walking, and getting around. There can be some frustrations with people beating around the bush, but it may very well be best to take time arriving at conclusions.
The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, and the desire for familiar and comfortable situations and settings is strong, dear Virgo. Aim to learn from whatever conflict or difference you experience today since a Mars-Saturn aspect holding sway over the day tends to remind us of our limitations. It’s useful to have a reality check from time to time, but it’s not always fun when it does happen. The desire for financial independence or more control over your resources is stronger these days. There can be a temporary block, possibly a creative one, that seems to put a damper on your efforts. Remember that disagreements about money, how you use your resources, or sharing tasks can sometimes mask more deep-seated problems. You may feel the need to defend yourself or prove your worth. Your feelings can easily be hurt, especially regarding finances, love, or if your personality is called into question. If you’ve been going too hard with spending or indulgence, there can be a reminder or reality check to respect your limits now.
Mars in your sign has been pumping you up and filling you with more courage than usual, dear Libra. Today, the Moon is also in your sign, exciting your senses. You’re more intense than usual, and perhaps quite desirous! We’re heading towards a Mars-Saturn conflict, however, and circumstances may serve to remind you to slow down if you’ve been going too hard. While you may be all fired up about pursuing something, others or situations may seem to stand in your way, or people in your life appear unyielding and not very sympathetic to your cause! Routine domestic tasks can seem harder to take right now. Even so, delays can help you pace yourself, or if needed, redirect you along a better path. In the end, relying on yourself can be much more satisfying than you first imagined. On this day before a New Moon, aim to wind down and reconsider instead of firing yourself up only to have to put on the brakes.
The need to withdraw can be strong today, and your private life can be very animated, dear Scorpio. On this day before a New Moon in your sign, aim to wind down and release, retreat, or rest. You might make interesting, motivating discoveries about your inner world now. You may want to watch for speaking of something too soon today, however, particularly if it involves criticism. We’re approaching a Mars-Saturn square that can put a bit of a damper on spirits. An obstacle or bump in the road may temporarily delay a pursuit. It can be challenging to find the chance to express yourself as you want just for now, but it may be best to stew on things a little longer. Tomorrow’s New Moon is likely to redirect your interests. If others have been complaining that you’re not as accessible as you used to be, you could be feeling a little guilty about it or frustrated that they don’t understand you. Any delays now can be a blessing in disguise, however, as you may need to slow down or make some edits. Watch for self-defeating behavior today. It’s probably better to wait for a more confident time to move ahead.
The Moon spends the day in your sector of hopes and wishes, and your sense of community increases, dear Sagittarius. Your social life grabs your attention, and networking stimulates all sorts of feelings now. Mars in this sector of your chart is challenged by Saturn, however, and concerns about money, resources, talents, or earnings could surface. Consider ways to strengthen these areas of life, but take your time. Rushing things today can end up delaying them! If something has been impeding your social life or long-term goals, you’ll feel the tension today. Restructuring, organizing, and budgeting may be in order now. Look for ways that can help you feel more in control and back on track. If you’re frustrated with an inability to rely on others today, try going your own way instead of pushing things, as you could end up quite comfortable with working independently for now!
The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, drawing your attention to your broader goals, dear Capricorn. You’re pulling yourself together. Even so, an approaching Mars-Saturn square can weigh you down in spots today. If you’ve been pushing too hard or going overboard recently, particularly with work or pursuing your goals, you may meet with resistance now. Personal responsibilities distract you from your goals and professional duties. It’s not the ideal time for making a stand or pushing a project or person, so consider slowing things down and arriving at a more comfortable, natural pace. This is not to say you shouldn’t challenge yourself at this time, as you should, but that some things require a softer touch. Aim to concentrate on what you should do, what makes you happy, and what works for you. This approach is preferable to concerning yourself too much with what everyone else is doing. Consider that while you shouldn’t avoid your responsibilities, you should try not to take them so seriously that you lose yourself in them. You could be feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, but if you aim to stick to what you know and do your best to do it well, you’ll do just fine. Even if you feel left to your own resources, it may be just what you need at the moment.
The Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, encouraging a fresh perspective, dear Aquarius. A breath of fresh air or change in the routine is in order. Mars is already in this sector, motivating you to make changes, but is at odds with Saturn today, and there can be a hurdle to clear. Your timing might be off as you struggle with whether to go forward with a project or pursue a desire. Keep in mind that with the New Moon occurring tomorrow, it’s best to wind things down rather than rev yourself up. Pacing yourself may be precisely what you need at this point. Feelings of guilt or the need to take care of others can prevent you from doing what you want to do, and while you’re itching to experience new things, a private matter or a self-limiting attitude can keep you on the fence. Slow down, but avoid becoming discouraged by a very temporary block. If a difference of opinion touches a nerve, it may very well be better to work things out in your head since people are not especially responsive or yielding under today’s transits.
The Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, dear Pisces, meeting Mars there and intensifying your feelings. Desires run more deeply than usual or seem a little more complicated these days as Mars transits this area of your solar chart. You tend to go all in or not at all! With Mars challenged by Saturn today and tomorrow, desire comes up against reason or practicality. Avoid pushing something forward that needs more time to develop. Disapproval or coolness from someone can frustrate you now. Still, you might be able to take something useful away from the experience if it gets you second-guessing whether you’ve been gunning too hard for something that would do better with improved pacing. Aim to nip impatience in the bud. Power politics can be stimulated in a close one-to-one relationship, but do consider that what might seem a slight from a friend today may only be a miscommunication.
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.