- The Moon is in Libra until 5:41 AM, after which the Moon transits Scorpio.
- The void Moon continues until 5:41 AM (since yesterday at 10:05 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 28th in the sign of Libra, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on October 5th.
- Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Moon moves into your intimacy sector today, dear Aries, and you’re taking your emotions more seriously. Today can bring some complicated feelings or interactions into the mix as Venus and Pluto move toward a square aspect. Even so, what emerges now can be an essential clue to your fears. If relationship dynamics seem out of balance, resolve to make adjustments so that you and a partner or friend feel empowered by your connection. Try your best to replace fear with love to heal yourself and strengthen your relationships. Consider, too, that worries about your work, reputation, or position may be unfounded or exaggerated. If they’re not, it’s time to get to work at solutions. Watch for a tendency to go to extremes that interferes with healthy interactions. Suspicious feelings are possible, but these, too, can be coming from a place of fear. Be gentle in your communications today.
The Moon’s move into your partnership sector often helps keep things on the up and up, dear Taurus, but a Venus-Pluto aspect today is tricky, suggesting hidden agendas. There can be a lot going on under the surface of things, and there is a tendency to express ourselves in indirect ways now. It can be frustrating at best and destructive at worst, but also quite transient and manageable. An old hurt or resentment can be stirred or triggered. Rather than letting it rule your behavior, examine what’s emerging now and aim to put it behind you. You can learn a lot from the messy feelings that might arise now. Even so, exploring intense emotions is good but dwelling on something that you can’t (or don’t intend to) change won’t do you any good. Letting go of the need to be right is recommended, and avoid insisting on getting to the truth of a matter for best results now.
The desire to set a few things right in your life or to make adjustments is strong today, dear Gemini. The Moon moves into your solar sixth house for a couple of days, and it’s a time of the lunar month when you’re ready to organize, sort, and fix. Today’s energies are loaded or tense at times, however. A Venus-Pluto aspect can trigger suspicion or vulnerabilities. You might experience an intense attraction or impulses that come from a deep place. Or, there are reminders of a difficult time and complicated feelings. Relationships may not be straightforward now, and you could sense a hidden agenda or emotional traps in some of your interactions. Be careful that you’re not holding onto something only because you fear to let go. Unhealthy attachments may become clear today. While this can feel a little uncomfortable, it also brings things into the light so that you can manage them rather than allow them to control you. Avoid manipulative tactics and those using them. Be careful that you’re not dwelling on an issue that can’t or shouldn’t be changed.
The Moon moves into your sector of play for a couple of days starting today, dear Cancer. That means it’s now in harmony with your sign, and this light and smooth transit is supportive. Even so, Pluto is challenging today, and it’s tricky energy, particularly with close relationships. We can be guarded, or you might sense that someone is either holding back or trying to control or direct you. Of course, either way can be frustrating! Those close to you can be very touchy and sensitive, and it can be easy for others to push your buttons. Focus on breaking out of old patterns of relating that haven’t been very successful in the past. This kind of energy can sometimes bring out our tendency to repeat behaviors that don’t serve us well. Identify these so that you can change things up and work with the energy to learn more about problem areas.
The Moon heads into your home and family sector for a couple of days, dear Leo, and a craving for familiarity can take over. You’d be wise to take things easy, get comfortable, and work on connecting with your needs for nurture at this time in the lunar month. Even so, today’s energies are a little challenging. There can be some tension that threatens to interfere in your relationships and communications. It’s all too easy for someone or something to trigger vulnerable areas of your psyche today and early tomorrow. Worries about your work or health can interfere with your enjoyment of simple connections, personal interests, and light conversations. Your words may be taken the wrong way, and even the simplest of interactions can seem loaded. If you observe this happening, try to detach yourself from the situation and move back into it after you’ve gained some perspective.
The Moon heads into your sector of the mind and communications for a couple of days, dear Virgo. This brief transit is useful for putting out your feelers for new information, as well as for connecting you with others or getting some errands behind you. Today’s energy is on the tricky side, however, mainly related to the handling of money and relationship dynamics. There can be a possessive streak to manage, and if so, it’s more likely a symptom of something that runs deeper than the matter at hand. Fear of not having control over your life can lead you to hold on to things, people, and situations. Consciously allowing yourself to let go, even a little, can be helpful now. Worries about money may or may not be sound, but if they don’t motivate you to handle matters, then you’re wasting your energy. When Pluto is problematic as it is today, we tend to see where we’re overly attached or worried about not being in control. It can be revealing if you’re looking to learn from the experience.
The Moon moves out of your sign and into your solar second house for a couple of days, dear Libra, and you seek some predictability and stability. Even so, your planetary ruler, Venus, forms a square to Pluto, and energy is tricky, especially for relationships. This aspect can stir up insecurities and fears or some conflict in your domestic life. If you feel that people are trying to manipulate you, or that you need to resort to manipulation to get your way, examine things a little more closely. Work on your part of the problem and understand that you can’t control others. Or, make it clear that you need to be dealt with directly if others are trying to get your attention. It’s important to avoid allowing worry or fear of loss of power spoil your mood. Family or home life may very well need extra attention. However, also consider that you may be better off detaching just a little so that you can relax. You may be holding onto something too tightly now.
The Moon moves into your sign for a couple of days, dear Scorpio, and your feelings and needs are in sharp focus. You can feel a strong desire to start fresh or to begin something new. You’re also seeking a stronger connection to the world around you. Today’s energies are a little tricky, however, with your planetary ruler, Pluto, in challenging aspect to Venus. There can be difficulties getting your way and seeing eye to eye with someone. Or, you may feel slighted by others or not appreciated for what you do, and feelings of discontent can lead to manipulative or disruptive behavior if you’re not careful. A tendency to dwell on the past can interfere with healthy interactions in the present. Controlling a conversation or persuading someone to believe something can be temptations now, but won’t lead to improvement. It’s probably better to address a problematic area head-on rather than let it fester. Be kinder to yourself by moving on.
The Moon heads into your privacy sector for a couple of days, dear Sagittarius, prompting the need to slow down, take things easy, and rest or recuperate. Today’s energies can grow a little tense at times, however, and you could feel that others have a hidden agenda. Friendly relations have been a theme these days, but today, there can be some indirect or roundabout activity that rubs you the wrong way. Pick your battles wisely now, or steer clear altogether. The day can be on the heavy side on an emotional plane. If you feel out of the loop, manipulating or controlling to get back in the game can seem appealing but won’t work in your favor. You’re much better off with taking the high road! A Venus-Pluto square active today can point to a situation that triggers a helpless feeling, but don’t allow fear or resentment drive your behavior, and do what makes you most proud of yourself. You’ll learn something valuable about yourself through your reactions.
The Moon heads into your friendship sector, dear Capricorn, stimulating a desire to contribute and connect for a couple of days. Today brings possible tension and competition in spots, however, with a Venus-Pluto square imminent. It’s most likely felt with those in authority or in the world of business, although personal interactions can also be on the stressful side–perhaps even loaded. Keep all of your dealings above board and avoid the traps of game playing. While you can’t control how others approach situations, you can control how you respond, and sometimes the best response is no response at all! Competition can sometimes motivate you to improve your game, but today, you are inclined to feel put off by it–it’s more likely to rub you the wrong way. Do your part by avoiding attempts to stage-direct things.
The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Aquarius, and for a couple of days, you are more aware of your responsibilities and performance. Today’s energies are complicated, however, and they may very well stimulate any tendencies toward emotional extremes. There could be some overreaction to little problems and minor events now, but these are likely symptoms of more significant issues. Be willing to face these issues with self-honesty for best results. It can be challenging to remain impartial or tone things down even so. The desire for new experiences and to move forward in your life can be hampered by a feeling that you can’t quite let go of the past. Take things slowly. Today’s energies are not very free and breezy, but they’re manageable. As well, they can help reveal problem areas.
The Moon heads into your expansion sector for a couple of days, dear Pisces, harmonizing with your sign and helping smooth out your emotions. Even so, energies today are on the tricky side. You’re not on the same wavelength with someone, or you’re receiving mixed signals. Watch for the tendency to read a little too much into what’s happening around you. People probably do have hidden agendas today as we’re not inclined to speak of our needs directly. However, it’s best not to focus too strongly on the negative. Be kind to yourself and loved ones by seeing the good in yourself and one another, but consider that you might keep some things to yourself just for now. Avoid mind games and power plays. A Venus-Pluto aspect tends to stir up doubts and inner resentments or rumblings. Internal confusion about a relationship’s dynamics or depth can be the root of troubles now. If relatively simple problems work you up far more than expected, try to look for the reason why rather than allowing fears and frustrations rule your day.
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.