- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- We are in between the New Moon which occurred on the 28th in the sign of Libra, and the First Quarter Moon which will happen on October 5th.
- Pluto stations and turns direct today (Pluto was retrograde from April 24th to October 3rd).
- Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, and Neptune Rx.
- Mercury enters Scorpio today (Mercury is in Scorpio from October 3rd-December 9th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mercury moves into the solar sector that rules your intimate world, long-term strategies, work on the self, investigations, and attraction to that which is hidden or taboo, dear Aries. More will follow suit soon, and these areas of life will grow more prominent as October advances. You are a person who is very perceptive and able to break through appearances to get to the heart of a matter, and this trait is now pronounced. This cycle will last longer than usual–until December 9th. You can be quite busy thinking about deeper issues or handling matters of accounting. Mercury here also helps bring more objectivity to complicated and deep-rooted feelings and complex situations. You may be doing some valuable research or investigation. This is a good time for bringing more common sense to finances. It’s also strong for deep, engaging conversations with others, and self-discovery as well. You’re inclined to observe more than participate during this cycle — your curiosity increases concerning all things complicated, taboo, mysterious, and unresolved.
With Mercury’s move into your partnership sector, dear Taurus, you thrive on communicating with others in the weeks ahead. Others seem to rev up your thinking processes, and even if you don’t always take their advice, you can benefit from their feedback. You’re more inclined to weigh the pros and cons, negotiate, and discuss matters. It’s an excellent mental exercise, but there will be many times during this cycle that you’re saying things from your head and not your heart with mixed results! Remind yourself of healthy communication patterns. You seem to have a stronger need for intellectual stimulation through others until December 9th, and you might often seek out someone with whom to share your ideas and decision-making processes. It’s a potentially active period for really getting to know significant people (or a significant person) in your life. Today, you could be actively discussing a recently uncovered truth with or about a partner.
Your planetary ruler, Mercury, enters your solar sixth house today, dear Gemini. As October advances, you’ll see an increasing emphasis on daily routines, work, health, and self-care or self-improvement programs. It’s a good time for putting effort into organizing your work and workspace, and for seeking out information that helps you improve your health, habits, and daily routines. It’s an excellent time to read, write, and discuss your work and patterns, and also to develop or brush up on necessary skills. Take in as much as you can, but also aim to take the time to sort out small problems and details. Mercury here is particularly suitable for attention to details, analysis, and organization. Tidying up your daily routines and improving habits can do wonders for you now. Work itself can keep you especially busy or might involve extra attention to detail and precise communications.
Mercury enters your solar fifth house today, dear Cancer, encouraging you to share your ideas and create beautiful things. As October advances, your desire to be heard and seen as unique is set to grow. There can be a stronger focus on creative endeavors, children, romance, entertainment, and pastimes. Mercury here until December 9th is strong for creative intelligence and expressing your ideas in more innovative and dynamic ways. Spontaneous conversation or learning can be in focus and extraordinarily beneficial. People may be attracted to your mind and intelligence, or you’re connecting to others who are especially interesting. This cycle seems to create an overall easier flow of communication and a mental focus on pleasure, fun, romance, entertainment, and creativity. You’re more inclined to play games, take some risks with your communications, joke, think about or analyze your love life, and express your affections verbally.
Today, messenger planet Mercury begins its transit of the sector of your solar chart that rules heart, home, and family, dear Leo. Mercury will stay here for longer than usual–until December 9th. The weeks ahead are likely to be quite busy in your personal life or with family. There may be more activities on the home front or valuable lessons from loved ones. Especially as October advances, there’s likely to be a stronger focus on tradition, security, and the home in your life. You may be doing a little more work at, on, or from home, and perhaps entertaining. You are also more able to express yourself with the people closest to you. You may not feel the need to reach out and connect with unfamiliar people, preferring to connect with family and loved ones. This is a generally good time for beginning new long-term projects. Even so, Mercury will later (on the 31st) retrograde in this same sector, perhaps prompting a redo, rethink, or delay on projects begun mid-October and beyond.
Mercury enters your solar third house today, dear Virgo, and performs quite well in this area of your chart. Mercury is your planetary ruler, and it always helps when it’s harmonizing with your sign–you get a nice little boost. This transit begins a growing theme of learning, transportation, making contact and connections, and getting out and about. Your social life can improve, your mind is even sharper than usual, and keeping/getting in touch with others can lead to valuable opportunities. However, you may not have enough time (or possibly interest) for in-depth study or focus during this cycle. This trend is better for connecting you with new information, ideas, and interests. You’re in an exceptional position for feeling out new ideas and situations, for improving your communications with others, and for picking up handy tips and info. Learning, speaking, writing, and transportation matters are in focus and generally good shape during this cycle that lasts all the way until December 9th.
Mercury leaves your sign and enters your solar second house today, dear Libra, and will stick around here for longer than usual–until December 9th. You’re thinking more often about your practical affairs or in practical terms during this period. It’s a great time for thinking about improvements to business pursuits and for organizing your finances. As more bodies enter this area of your chart in the weeks ahead, you’ll see more emphasis on sticking with the status quo, cultivating patience, and working on building your resources. With Mercury here, it’s a time for patient planning. This is also one of the best Mercury cycles for building and growing your natural talents. It’s a great time for focusing on matters that truly need attention, as you’re less likely to become distracted. You’re attracted to useful information and hands-on learning.
Mercury moves into your sign today, dear Scorpio, and the pace of your life picks up. It’s the first of a few bodies heading into your sign, and as October advances, you’ll feel more and more connected and engaged. It’s a time for making more executive decisions, as you’re less inclined to seek others’ feedback during this cycle that lasts until December 9th. You keep yourself busy and crave more variety and movement in your life now. You’re open to new ideas and interests, and your words have more impact than usual. As well, your decisions come more readily and spontaneously. You can be a friend magnet at this time with the ruler of your social sector now in your sign. You have a stronger desire to express yourself by speaking your mind. You might benefit from doing some self-teaching during this period.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Sagittarius, stimulating a more intense awareness of your feelings which can seem more urgent than usual! Mercury heads into your privacy sector, however, closing up a communications cycle. It’s an excellent time to assess or re-assess recent projects and interests. You could find yourself tying up loose ends on a project or study. It may be a time for looking back, behind you, or within for answers. You’re less likely to seek others’ counsel in the weeks ahead, but they may frequently request yours! It’s a strong time for contemplation, meditation, research, and behind-the-scenes work or study. You could be a little less accessible than usual, and this tendency may very well increase as October advances–you might retreat a little more often to get perspective. Your powers of observation are boosted as you see the world through a different lens. It’s a time of more impressionability and sensitivity.
The Moon spends the day in your private solar twelfth house, dear Capricorn. This transit is a brief but important one, encouraging you to wind down and process or digest recent events. You’re sorting through your feelings and experiences, and you may very well need some space to do so. Even so, Mercury enters your social sector today, where it will transit for many weeks ahead. You’re shifting your focus to networking, community, your social life, happiness goals, and special projects and causes. This trend increases as October advances, and the first signs of it are happening now. You are giving more thought to fulfilling happiness goals, making contact, and reaching out to like-minded people. You’re likely to particularly enjoy, and benefit from, sharing ideas with friends and associates. You seek out intelligent and interesting company now. Sharing ideas with others tends to help jumpstart or clarify your thinking during this cycle.
Today’s energies are fortunate for enjoying a break from pressures, dear Aquarius. The Moon spends the day in your social sector, aligning with happy Jupiter there. You may experience a special connection with a friend or group. Also today, a Mercury cycle begins, and it tends to turn your attention more frequently to long-term goals and current responsibilities. Your ideas or advice can be in higher demand in the weeks ahead. Your smarts and know-how help you advance during this cycle. Or, you’re taking in especially valuable information that helps you further your goals or improve your career and business. With increased awareness of how you’re coming across, you may be taking more care with getting your communications. Your thinking is especially goal-oriented and practical at this time. It’s a time for making lists and following them!
The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, dear Pisces, connecting with Jupiter up there. You may be enjoying some special attention now. Also today, Mercury enters your solar ninth house for an extended stay. As October advances, you’ll see a distinct trend in your life that encourages your need for a change of pace, experiences beyond the ordinary and mundane, and hunger for learning. This Mercury transit is just the beginning, stimulating your curiosity, and perhaps some mental restlessness as well. It’s a good cycle for communications, although it’s better for personal interests and motivation than it is for attention to detail or practical affairs. You are a little more hopeful and optimistic, as well as spontaneous and free with your ideas and thoughts. You have the power to inspire and help others with your words or encouragement. You’re looking for the purpose behind what you’re learning, and you’re particularly intuitive and visionary at this time. It’s an excellent cycle for stretching your thinking and entertaining new possibilities.
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.