- The Moon is in Leo.
- The void Moon occurs from 12:13 PM forward (until the Moon enters Virgo tomorrow at 6:36 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 9:55 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 21st, and the New Moon will happen on September 28th.
- Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
With Venus under challenge today, dear Aries, relationships may suffer from some poor timing or grumpiness. It may be better to detach yourself a little so that you can gain a new perspective. People may not be receptive enough to cooperate efficiently so that independent work is favored. Rethink your strategies but don’t over-analyze emotions just for now. It’s best not to take things personally today, but do examine whether or not specific pursuits are contributing to your joy and growth. You may be reshuffling your priorities or questioning your allegiances now. If others are blocking or discouraging you, you may very well come to a better understanding of your own values, needs, and wants through the conflict.
People can be more defensive than usual today, dear Taurus, or tensions about restrictions can play with your mood. Your planetary ruler, Venus, is under challenge today, and this means making adjustments is probably better than forging ahead. You may want to direct your energies into dealing with practical priorities and give relationships some healthy distance. Or, you may see the downside of a situation, and this helps you weigh its pros and cons. Concerns or worries about money, relationships, work, or legal matters can take hold. Resolve to take a lesson from experiences encountered now, even if criticism surfaces. It may very well be a good time to see errors or areas that need attention and improvement before moving forward. People may not be inspiring your confidence or faith, but you might consider putting your faith in the universe that things will straighten out and fall into place. Take small steps for best results now.
You may be wrestling with expectations and perceptions in your relationships or with finances today, dear Gemini. There could be feelings of being excluded or distancing with Saturn heavy today, or financial stress can be weighing you down. There may be a delay in a project or payment. If others seem unsympathetic, find ways to rely on yourself or make plans to get yourself into a better position to do so in needier times. Feelings can be similarly complicated in relationships. However, persistence and patience will be rewarded. Much can be accomplished today as you see flaws and possible solutions. Cooperation may not be easy today, but you may discover that you can handle a matter just fine on your own right now!
Transits tend to remind you of your responsibilities today, dear Cancer, and a partner or good friend can be critical, serious, or distant. There can be some concerns about pleasing everyone in your life today, but it’s best to aim to do what you know is essential. Get a true sense of what you want and what you should do and stop worrying about extending yourself more than that. It can make sense to review recent choices and decisions, and perhaps projects as well, with an eye for what may need to wrap up and what should go forward with you. Observe today and put decision-making on a shelf. You may decide that something is not worth your time or worry. Or, you might discover that you’ve been putting too much energy into something that only serves to drag you down. Adjustments are necessary if this is the case.
The practical side of relationships can be in focus, and possibly under some scrutiny, dear Leo. Getting your message across socially can be challenging, as transits today can point to blockages or restrictions related to chores and responsibilities. The kind of energy with us today supports head down, nose to the grindstone work. It’s not an ideal time to go out on a limb–sticking with what has worked for you in the past makes the most sense right now. Be particularly vigilant with what you communicate, and perhaps most importantly, how you express yourself. Circumstances may seem to be conspiring to bring your attention to realistic factors and details now. Days like these are, in fact, good for finding your own way, making yourself happy instead of relying on others or circumstances, and getting things done. Look for ways to improve your daily life and routines, work, and projects. This way, they won’t interfere with much-needed downtime.
The day’s energies remind you of your responsibilities and limits, dear Virgo. You may see areas where you’ve been restricted or lagging more clearly through the events and musings of the day. If there are ways to penny pinch or improve your business, work, or creative projects, you’re likely to see them now. Money worries or concerns can prompt you to spend less or find ways to cut back or deal with redundancies. With relationships today, insecurities could arise, and the need to be shown that you’re respected and valued is strong. You may need to nurse your feelings for a bit before picking yourself back up, and this can be useful. If you experience a temporary dip in confidence, this is temporary and can lead to valuable edits and rethinks. You indeed see the flaws in your life more fully now, but it can be a helpful exercise that leads to improvements. You’ll feel more accomplished if you do something unambiguously productive or if you strike off some things on your to-do list. Just for now, it’s probably better to follow some rules than break out on a new or bolder path.
Venus in your sign is challenged today, dear Libra, and you’re likely to receive a reminder of your duties, concerns, or worries. It may be the time for a rethink. Others may be unduly critical, but if so, you may very well bounce back in a stronger position. Or, insecurities or self-protectiveness can interrupt the regular flow of your interactions. You may be experiencing a stronger need for approval or attention, but others are too wrapped up in their issues to notice. Responsibilities can weigh you down, and these may involve home or family obligations. Pulling yourself back or cooling off may do you good right now. Questioning what you value can be a necessary and ultimately helpful process, because, in the process, you take the time for self-understanding. Don’t overlook opportunities to make adjustments and changes.
People can be harder to please right now, dear Scorpio, and a lack of natural flow makes it difficult to find satisfaction or to please others. This is temporary, and the adjustments you make as a result can be useful in the end. For now, as much as you need a break, unwinding can be hard to do. Avoid signing on the dotted line, buying expensive items, or committing yourself to something half-heartedly. Wait it out. A buried or past problem can surface or resurface. Flaws are sticking out like sore thumbs today. You might choose to work on fixes or make a plan to make changes later if you don’t have the energy today. The more you strengthen weak areas, the easier it will be to bounce back from disappointments in the future. Introspection is very appropriate at this point, and you can benefit from some emotional space now. People can be more critical than usual, but don’t take this to heart.
Responsibilities or limits become clearer and may even appear to loom today with Saturn in strong influence, dear Sagittarius. Keep in mind that particular attention to practical affairs can go a long way towards improved well-being. The day may be better for strengthening weak areas and fixing problems so that you can enjoy yourself later. Take steps to cut back on areas where you’ve been overdoing, and it will feel good, ultimately. For best results, approach the day from an analytical point of view as it’s not a good time to take things to heart. Keep things simple and spend extra attention to your responsibilities. Socially, there can be some off timing or misunderstandings. You could feel unfairly blocked or criticized. While this can be frustrating, you may find there’s room for improvement. Concern for future security ultimately helps you to focus on managing your affairs more efficiently.
Managing expectations may be necessary today with your ruler, Saturn under challenge, dear Capricorn. If someone important to you seems distant or disinterested, try to detach yourself and go about your own business. If there is tension on professional levels now, particularly if others aren’t responding warmly, try not to take things personally. While recognition may be elusive for now, it’s better to focus on doing your best work for your own satisfaction. They’ll see it in time! It’s a time for finding ways to make improvements and to build your sense of security. Use this energy to help motivate you to handle some of the finer details to get them right before moving forward. Because there can be small disappointments and energy levels can dip temporarily, try not to take on too much.
With challenging aspects active today and tomorrow, slowing down a little makes sense, dear Aquarius. Today, you may be feeling a little claustrophobic or limited by circumstances, and your desire for freedom is stronger than usual. Tensions can emerge in your interactions, or there can be some reserve. People are not as receptive when Venus and Saturn form a square as they do today. Aim to be productive and tune out distractions so that you can get a handle on your priorities for best results. You may need to lay down some groundwork for future enjoyment or success. Consider pulling back a little to assess your goals, particularly those related to your social life, love life, travel plans, or educational pursuits. Give attention to small problems that help free you up for more exciting times ahead.
Others may not be on the same page as you at times today, dear Pisces. Current transits seem to stimulate insecurities, and poor timing can result. These are unlikely to be permanent blockages and may be useful if they redirect you to productive pursuits for a spell. It’s a time for assessing what may be standing in the way of joy, growth, and improvement. Focus on basics that are out of whack so that you can free yourself from guilt or doubts going forward. Today has a way of revealing problem areas and vulnerabilities, and while disappointing, it can be instructive. Detaching yourself from others just for a short while can be a valuable exercise if you’re in a more sensitive mood than usual. Mixed signals and self-protectiveness may interfere with healthy, satisfying interactions, but it’s temporary until everyone has sorted out their feelings.
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.