- The Moon is in Aquarius all day.
- The void Moon occurs from 2:26 PM forward (until the Moon enters Pisces tomorrow).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 5th, and the Full Moon will happen on October 13th.
- Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, and Neptune Rx.
- Venus enters Scorpio today (Venus transits Scorpio from October 8-November 1).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Venus enters your intimacy sector today, where it will transit until November 1st, dear Aries. You more readily get to the very core of problems and enjoy working through issues, mainly related to power dynamics, during this cycle. Your instincts for money are excellent, and resolving differences comes more quickly. Financial and emotional support may be forthcoming, or you might come to peaceful agreements about money. Your intimate life can be happier or more satisfying during this period. Generally speaking, this is a more introspective period for love and relationships, and there is a tendency to feel your affections more profoundly and linger or dwell on relationship matters. For some, you can be attracted to emotional drama or excitement in the weeks ahead. Today, your ruler, Mars, opposes Chiron, and you could find that a partner or significant person in your life is argumentative or contrary. It’s possible that someone is intimidated or feels threatened about some of the changes you’ve made and is worried they’re losing you. Even so, disagreements now can lead to a good plan of action later, so don’t completely hide from them.
Venus enters your opposing sign today, dear Taurus, where it will transit until November 1st. It’s a strong time for attracting warm attention, enjoying your relationships, and good advice or counsel from others. People seem to want your company, and you are inclined to want to pair up more often, even just to have company as you go about your normal day. It’s a friendlier time, although the attraction is more to one-on-one interactions than to group settings. You are especially companionable and ready to accommodate others during this cycle. It’s an excellent time to show your commitment to a relationship or to distinguish yourself as a unique friend. The weeks ahead are favorable for negotiations and agreements. Today is not ideal for confident decision-making, as you may reach an apparent stumbling block, likely in the form of regret or guilt about the past that’s interfering with the present. It’s temporary and probably quite helpful when you really look at it, even if it seems counterproductive. You can learn a lot about what may be holding you back from pursuing your goals. Recognize your uncertainty rather than react randomly.
Venus enters your solar sixth house today for a few weeks, dear Gemini, encouraging you to seek out more harmony in your daily life, work, and routines. It’s a winning period for relationships with people you spend time with at work or in the pursuit of your daily activities or business, or romantic and social opportunities can arise through these endeavors. Until November 1st, you might enjoy your routines and everyday life more than usual. You can take pleasure in sorting out problems, working, and getting organized, or these things are more palatable than usual. You might also develop more appreciation for the work you do. Today, insecurities or trigger points can be an issue, particularly with friends and lovers. There may be disagreements about crossing a line or concerns about whether a particular path should be pursued. Second-guessing yourself is okay for now, as it helps you see areas of your life that could use a little extra attention or padding. Decisions made from an insecure place rarely work out for good, so it makes sense to wait things out and reserve judgment.
Venus enters your sector of pleasure and joy today, dear Cancer, where it will transit until November 1st. It’s excellent energy for enjoying yourself, charming others, and popularity. Your appeal is on the upswing, and your desire to make something special is growing. While the Sun is in an introspective part of your chart, when it comes to the expression of affection and the pursuit of pleasure, you’re now coming out of your protective shell. You are inclined to receive love and compliments more confidently. You’re seeking out more emotional color and excitement. Today, judgment may be clouded, and it may be best to avoid making big decisions or commitments just for now. You may be feeling a strong pull towards doing what is expected of you, but you have your heart set on doing your own thing, your own way. It can be challenging to embrace either end of the pole fully, yet also challenging for you to do either halfway. It will be important not to act out as a result of this inner tension. Develop a game plan rather than reacting impulsively today.
Venus heads into your home and heart sector today, dear Leo. This cycle lasts until November 1st, stimulating your appreciation for the comforts and familiarity of home and family. You can be both self-protective, particularly with your heart, and protective of those you love. It’s an excellent period for redecorating and entertaining in the home and repairing or refreshing relations with family. You may want to bring more beauty and harmony in your personal life. Safety, comfort, and familiarity are priorities in the weeks ahead, and so are intimacy and trust. Today, watch for impatience or lack of confidence that leads to poor choices. If you experience doubt about recent actions or decisions, it may be a signal to take it easy and perhaps reconsider a course of action, or explore your options more thoroughly. Recognizing insecurities is the first step in dealing with them, and the whole process is necessary. You can benefit from taking actions that help you get centered, and tuning out distractions may be the best way to do so.
Venus moves into your communications sector, dear Virgo, and will stay there until November 1st. During this cycle, communication is integral to your feelings of being loved and appreciated. You’re also in an excellent position to express yourself. You present your ideas and comments with unique charm and particular ease in the weeks ahead. Making social connections and sharing your thoughts comes more smoothly and naturally during this mostly upbeat period. It’s a good time to enjoy studies and learning. It’s an active cycle for opening up the lines of communication with siblings, classmates, and neighbors. It can also be a favorable period for purchases related to transportation and communication. This transit encourages warm connections, as well as more enjoyment of (and benefits from) personal interests. It’s a good time for upgrading communications equipment, including phones, devices, and even vehicles, or for finding new ways to make commuting and connecting more accessible and more pleasurable. Today, watch for possessiveness. You might experience some tension as power games can occur, especially with those closest to you. Pressures to get things done can also be intense.
Your planetary ruler, Venus, begins its transit of your values sector today, dear Libra, where it will stay until November 1st. You’re particularly interested in getting comfortable. While you may be drawn to luxury or comfort items now, you care more about security, which can help keep spending in check. Your romantic and social yearnings tend to stabilize during this cycle. It’s a period for establishing your needs and desires and for exploring how to satisfy them best. You are a little more possessive of things and people at this time, perhaps as security and predictability are attractive right now. This cycle is steady, practical, but also a bit indulgent. It’s a good time for attracting the right resources into your life. Today, you may not be seeing a situation clearly, particularly with partnerships. There’s push-pull energy now that will eventually lead to a nice balance and a new plan or goal, but that can be difficult in the present. Someone might seem non-committal, disapproving, or uninterested in your ideas. You might conclude that you are best off acting independently than depending on others just for now.
Venus moves into your sign today, dear Scorpio, and you’ll host this planet of love, harmony, and pleasure until November 1st. In the weeks ahead, you’ll find it easy and natural to express your needs and affections. Positive attention and appreciation are especially forthcoming during this cycle. Romantic matters, as well as pleasure-seeking activities, come to the fore, and your powers of attraction skyrocket. Others tend to appreciate and admire you more than usual. You tend to attract rather than pursue this month, and this is emphasized with Mars in the background of your chart. People are seeing your softer side these days! Today, confidence may be lacking temporarily, which could lead to poor choices, or doubts enter your mind about recent decisions. People in your life may be giving mixed signals, or insecurities can interrupt a good “read” of what’s going on around you. Avoid pushing yourself too hard and aim for more rest, which is crucial now with Mars in your privacy sector.
Venus moves into your privacy and soul sector today, dear Sagittarius, and will transit there until November 1st. While love matters could become more complicated or difficult to understand, you’re also learning much about your innermost desires and longings. It may take time and soul-searching, but it’s sure to be a revealing process. The weeks ahead can be useful for cutting out the deadwood and reviewing the past. You’re naturally not as explicit, decisive, or open about expressing your affections during this cycle in preparation for the Venus in Sagittarius cycle. There can be much to enjoy behind the scenes until then. Today, there can be some difficulty in your social life, either directly or indirectly. You may doubt someone’s intentions, or there can be situations that make you wonder who’s on your side. Even so, whatever is triggered now can lead to greater self-understanding and a stronger feeling of motivation to make improvements.
Venus begins its transit of your friendship sector today, dear Capricorn, and will transit this area of your solar chart until November 1st. Friendly relationships with others are strengthened or formed more readily in the weeks ahead. You’re focused on equality and positive energy in your love relationships, and you’re inclined to seek out different or unusual pastimes and pleasures. Friends are more supportive or help connect you with opportunities. They’re drawn to you and enjoy spending time with you, and you with them! You are distinguishing yourself as unique and worthy, whether as a friend, lover, or partner. Business income may improve during this phase. It’s also a time for thoroughly enjoying formulating long-term plans now. Today, things are a little tricky again. It can be easy to set someone off or to misread a situation, particularly related to family. Be particularly vigilant about how you express yourself. If you aren’t entirely sure of yourself, this can be especially obvious, or it can exacerbate others’ insecurities!
Your feelings about your responsibilities are happier in the weeks ahead, dear Aquarius. Responsibilities in love may clarify with Venus traveling through your solar tenth house until November 1st, or relationships with bosses, parents, teachers, associates, and the public improve. It’s an excellent time for improving or developing your reputation. It’s a good influence on your public image and for professional endeavors. You can bring more charm and polish or creativity and diplomacy to your job, and higher-ups tend to look upon you favorably during this cycle. You’re especially aware of how others might be receiving you now, and you might come across opportunities to enjoy yourself through business connections. Today, insecurities magnify about something you’re working on or your ability to communicate effectively. There can be some doubts, but this can serve to slow you down to consider essential factors previously overlooked. Allow yourself mistakes or doubts and move on.
Venus moves into your sector of spirit and adventure today, dear Pisces, supporting you for over three weeks. Until November 1st, you’ll find it more natural and straightforward to express or show your feelings. You could be seeking a little more excitement in your social or love life or with your pleasures and pastimes. You appreciate different or exotic situations, people, and things more than usual. Learning and expanding your mind are also attractive, and you’re drawn to people and things that give you a new and interesting perspective. It’s wonderfully natural for you to get out and experience new situations during this cycle. Today, a simple difference in values or an issue of boundaries can stimulate a whole lot of tension, but only if you play along! This is a time when defensiveness can get in the way of healthy relating, and others seem to know how to push your buttons. However, you stand to learn a lot about what sets you off, and with this higher awareness, you may find the motivation to work on vulnerable areas.
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.