- The Moon is in Taurus all day.
- The void Moon period occurs from 8:42 PM forward (until tomorrow when the Moon enters Gemini).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 22nd in the sign of Taurus.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWhile you’re in a grounding, deliberate cycle right now, dear Aries, today’s energies can leave you feeling a little drained or without a clear direction. It’s temporary, and it may be a sign that you need to take a pause. You might be temporarily tuning in to past difficult conditions, dealing with guilt, or frustrated about lost time. Those things you have neglected may reveal themselves today, or they could be catching up with you. If you’re feeling behind, keep in mind that it will pass. For now, try to get in touch with what it is that you’re escaping or avoiding and look for ways to close something or deal with loose ends so that you can move forward. Later today, conversation topics or thoughts can be deeper and more serious, perhaps going into frustrating territory. You could be fixating on a particular idea or problem as Mercury in your sign heads toward a square to intense Pluto. If you feel pressured to perform or if your ideas are not received well, you could be tense and frustrated. Plan to strengthen areas where you feel the most vulnerable. Watch what you say, particularly professionally or publicly, but try your best not to dwell on problem areas.
TaurusThe Sun in your sign gives you a personal boost, dear Taurus, leaving you feeling more in charge of your life in a general and relative sense. Today, however, there can be a tendency to want to cocoon yourself from stressful situations. You might not be feeling up to coming to conclusions, making strict commitments, or dealing with definitions. A friendship can be on the ambiguous side for some. Try to stay calm and composed if something unexpected crops up, since you’ll get back on track soon enough. Later today, a Mercury-Pluto square comes into influence, and you’re not satisfied with superficial explanations or offhand answers to your questions. Differences in opinion or lack of understanding can arise that frustrate you. You may feel backed into a corner or forced to make a decision, which only makes you want to dig in your heels harder. Focus can be on a private matter or an unresolved issue from your past, and it can be a real challenge to relax your mind. Do your best to detach yourself from negative thinking and perhaps even use worry to fuel efforts to fix problems.
GeminiThese days, you’re getting your bearings and reflecting upon recent events, conditions, and feelings, dear Gemini. In the first half of today, you might grapple with lowering energy or motivation levels, and perhaps some ambiguous feelings about friendship, work, or reputation matters. Take the extra time to unwind, or if you are unable to do so, be a little extra cautious and vigilant with rules, facts, and figures. On a positive note, however, this can be a good time for creative thinking, imagining, and relaxing. As the day advances, there can be some tensions to manage nevertheless. Your thinking tends to deepen, which can be just fine, but if it takes a sharp turn, you should watch that it doesn’t work against you. Mercury and Pluto form a square, and this can trigger insecurities or fears. Interactions with others can run hot and cold, and you may be giving off some rather provocative energy even if you are not at first aware of it. Avoid defensiveness and thinking in extremes. Doing something about problems, even through small adjustments, is how you win.
CancerYou’re more focused on what makes you happy these days, dear Cancer, as you feel less worried about performance. Today, there can be some fuzziness or ambiguity to deal with as the Sun and Neptune form a minor challenging aspect. Temporarily, it may not be easy to motivate yourself to get a whole lot done. If you let things flow along rather than push for definitions and firm answers, you’ll be far better off. Be a little more vigilant in situations that require extra focus or attention, but nurture your imagination otherwise. It’s important to pay special attention to the emotional or spiritual needs that you’ve overlooked. Differences in style, tastes, or beliefs between you and others can glare or disrupt things later today. Or, there can be an issue that takes over your thoughts to the point that you’re completely distracted from what truly needs your attention. Conversations can be loaded, or people are taking things the wrong way. If you can manage to turn frustrations around, you can use them to fix problems or strengthen weak areas.
LeoYou can be feeling a stronger motivation to take care of business, and attend to responsibilities these days, dear Leo. With today’s Sun-Neptune aspect, however, doubts may be setting in regarding your goals, or you could be putting faith in something unrealistic. Procrastination is possible now. Try to take a break or slow yourself down to get your bearings. As the day advances, a Mercury-Pluto square comes into force, and it can leave you feeling that you’re in the dark about a matter. Watch for worrying too much or focusing more on the problems than the possible solutions. While your eye for detail is excellent, it may be at the expense of seeing the bigger picture. It can be a little too easy to get on one another’s nerves or to put too much stock in opinions. Try not to pressure yourself to manage a matter that doesn’t need so much of your attention.
VirgoRestlessness or a temporary dip in motivation can figure strongly in the first half of the day, dear Virgo. If you’re receiving confusing signals from a significant person, it may have to do with uncertainties rather than full-on problems. With a Sun-Neptune aspect, it can be all too easy to glamorize a situation or person. Someone’s behavior can be hard to understand. With emotions and people, you don’t appreciate ambiguity. While you may want to know where you stand, it may be best to reserve judgment today. Aim to focus on manageable and predictable matters if you need a break. As the day advances, a Mercury-Pluto comes into play, and it can be harder than usual to let something go. If you can channel this intense energy into something constructive, you’ll find you’re more focused than usual. You may feel the need to unload some mental tension. Watch for a tendency to try to over-manage results or situations, as this can be unnecessarily draining.
LibraWhile you may want to focus on the positive today, dear Libra, you could be feeling a bit deflated temporarily. Second-guessing something may prove useful if it gives you a chance to catch your breath. Try not to expect too much, and perhaps keep in mind that you are a little more sensitive to imbalances in your environment and fluctuations in others’ moods. A dip in vitality is likely short-lived, and you can be highly creative when it comes to new or improved work methods. Later today, you might be mulling over issues and reexamining matters as Mercury forms a square to Pluto, raising fears and ambitions. You could be worried about matters of security and stability, but an examination of your fears and deeper needs can help you to adapt to changes. Try not to worry too much if someone is not in agreement or doesn’t appear to share your values. Your mind may be going to darker or deeper places than usual today, but the process can lead to good ideas about how to better manage your life.
ScorpioIn the first half of today, dear Scorpio, a Sun-Neptune influence can temporarily slow you down, but it’s likely to work for your benefit. Work and chores can seem overwhelming just for now. If energy is variable, it may be a reflection of some lack of confidence in what you’re currently doing or where you’re heading. Allow yourself to steer a little off course if it’s possible so that you can get your bearings. Timing can be ever so slightly off, making it best not to load your schedule. Consider whether something’s missing on spiritual or emotional levels. As the day advances, there can be some mental tension due to the stress of increased demands on you. While giving something further thought is helpful, try to shake it off if you find yourself dwelling and it’s truly interfering with your day. Alternatively, you can find a way to act upon your feelings and beliefs, even in a small way, so that you can feel you’re actually going somewhere with them. A good rule of thumb today is to strive to be gentle with yourself and/or others, which means be careful with what you reveal or expose.
SagittariusIn the first half of today, you’re unlikely to find a direct path to achieving your goals, dear Sagittarius, and you might even temporarily second-guess things. A Sun-Neptune aspect active now challenges you to question the ordinary, but this is about taking a detour not facing a roadblock. Imagine, dream, and consider options that you’ve forgotten now. It’s important to be flexible and willing to adapt. Physical energy levels may be on the low side, but creative imagination is powerful and may very well be uplifting. As the day advances, however, a Mercury-Pluto square can bring out mental tension. If you focus on what you’re doing and what can be accomplished, this can be a good time for gaining new insight into a matter, or for furthering a project through research or deeper concentration. You may very well merely need a small change of pace to feel back on track romantically or emotionally. However, consider that communications are tricky for now.
CapricornIn the first half of today, dear Capricorn, you can experience an energy dip, some deflation, or a desire to escape. It’s not a great day to get answers. While there can be a strong temptation to get out of facing situations that you’d prefer to avoid, it’s unlikely to benefit you in the long run. As the day advances, you might find yourself dwelling on an idea or issue. Taken to a certain point, this kind of focus can be helpful. Fixing a problem or gaining new insight into an important matter can figure strongly. If, on the other hand, you find yourself focusing on an unchangeable issue that only serves to frustrate you, which is quite likely as Mercury heads towards a square to Pluto, then do your best to pull your mind out of it. Minor problems can seem larger than life, as you may be giving more power to a matter than they deserve. Look for the light at the end of the tunnel, and avoid making decisions until you’ve entertained different perspectives.
AquariusYou’re in a cycle in which you’re most interested in gaining more security, comfort, and self-knowledge, dear Aquarius, and it’s good for centering yourself. In the first half of today, you could be feeling some waves of uncertainty. There can also be some lack of clarity with money, business, or mechanical issues, and it can be all too easy to overlook or miss relevant details. It’s best to try to pace yourself rather than seek definite answers. As the day advances, a Mercury-Pluto aspect can play with your head, temporarily interfering with healthy thinking and communication. You may be wrestling with some feelings of guilt and anxiety which can skew thinking. Instead of allowing problems to fester and to undermine your happiness, try to pinpoint the source and work on resolving frustrated feelings or resentments. Little things can grate on your nerves, but what emerges now can make it quite obvious which problems need your attention. This transit makes it hard to see what truly matters, but gaining that perspective is important. Try to focus on uncomplicated or straightforward activities and resist the tendency to make more of something than it deserves. Saying the wrong things can lead to unnecessary tension, so aim to think twice before speaking.
PiscesIn the first part of today, dear Pisces, try to take extra time to yourself with the Sun in a minor but challenging aspect with Neptune in your sign. You may feel overlooked, a bit out of sorts, or ready to escape or procrastinate rather than face something head-on. Some confusion or fogginess is possible, and this is especially the case regarding business and financial matters, but it’s also temporary. Later today, communications or thoughts can be tense as a Mercury-Pluto square comes into influence. On the one hand, this influence can help you focus, but on the other, it can limit your view, which can be skewed by worries or pressures. While you shouldn’t run away from serious topics, it’s better not to get caught in game-playing or going too far seeking answers. Deep thinking can eventually lead to new ideas and approaches as you find ways to improve your relationships and financial situation. Still, it’s all too easy to engage in thinking that brings you down rather than elevates you. As much as possible, disengage from negative thoughts and try to keep things simple with the goal of not losing too much time on trivial matters.
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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:
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.