- The Moon is in Gemini.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Third/Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday.
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
- Mars enters Gemini today (Mars is in Gemini from August 20th, 2022, to March 25th, 2023). This is a longer than usual transit due to the upcoming Mars retrograde cycle from October 30th, 2022, to January 12th, 2023.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMars begins its transit of your solar third house today, dear Aries, where it will transit for over seven months. This transit excites your mind, animates your daily life, and stimulates your nervous system. Until March, this extended stay is excellent for discovering and pursuing mental interests, communicating, commuting, and connecting. Difficulties or challenges are possible in these areas of life, and you should watch for impatience, but the potential is strong: you’ll pursue and develop intellectual passions or studies and find more courage to share your ideas. You can quickly get fired up about your ideas, and it’s best not to jump too soon to communicate, especially when you’re angry. Otherwise, it’s a time of super-charged motivation to get busy and rediscover old passions and interests. Today, you could be seeing things through the lens of wishful thinking. Shortcuts taken now can be regrettable and possibly costly at a later date. Conversations can be vague or even guilt-ridden in spots. Precise and factual reasoning can suffer, and your mind tends to wander. Even so, it’s imaginative, and given the right place for your musings, you may very well come up with creative solutions to problems. Stretching the truth and coverups are best avoided now, even though they can be attractive. Seek a better balance between work and rest.
TaurusMars leaves your sign and begins its transit of your solar second house today, dear Taurus, where it will stay for more than seven months. During this cycle, you’re likely to pour more energy into establishing yourself or making your life a little more secure. Your mission is to focus on building, reorganizing, and developing those resources that are most important to you. It’s a time to enjoy the increased confidence to pursue what you want. The drive to improve your lot in life is strong and motivating, but there can also be some tensions surrounding personal finances and possessions. You’ll be learning how to better use and manage your money, energy, and time, particularly when Mars later turns retrograde (starting on October 30th). For the most, you’re likely to feel good about taking charge of your practical affairs. Today, an opposition between Mercury and Neptune in the works can signal a need to pull back from overthinking things, but it can also confuse matters, so try not to bank on what you see today. Do your best to avoid misunderstandings and double-check your facts. It’s also a good idea to seek harmless ways to engage your imagination and need for a bit of magic or drama in your life. Watch that you don’t get carried away by an idea or vision that takes you too far away from what needs doing, but do find ways to satisfy your itch for new options and possibilities.
GeminiMars enters your sign today, and will be your guest until March 2023, dear Gemini, and you can experience a reawakening. During this cycle, you can become quite fired up about pursuing your desires and personal plans. Mars is fiery, assertive, and courageous, and is sure to excite and animate your life. Energy levels increase, sometimes to excess. You feel more comfortable in your own skin, energetic, and confident. You prefer to do things on your own, to be the first, to pioneer, and to take the lead. Watch for impatience and brusqueness, as you can easily get carried away. You are clearer about what you’d like to do and more forthright and straightforward in your manner, although this can come up for review later when Mars retrogrades (starting October 30th), when you may be rethinking some of your plans or chosen approach. Aim to pace yourself, but tackle projects you’ve let slide and direct your considerable energy into reviving works-in-progress or new endeavors. Today, something you say or do could be relayed or interpreted incorrectly, with your ruler, Mercury, moving into an opposition with Neptune. Uncertainty about your career or goals can temporarily interfere with the enjoyment of the moment. What’s imaginative, fantastic, or spiritual engages you more than the facts right now. Aim to seek people you trust for opinions on your more practical affairs, but look within for answers to matters of the heart. You may feel that you have too many choices right now, and, likely, you’re not truly ready to come to a solid conclusion. If that’s the case, then wait things out.
CancerMars moves into your solar twelfth house today, dear Cancer, and will spend more time than its usual two months in this sector of processing, privacy, and review. In fact, Mars will stick around until March 2023, and it’s a signal for you to pay more attention to your need for renewal and replenishment. Energy can dip, encouraging you to slow down, digest, process, and rest more often. You could temporarily feel a little less clear or confident about your plans, but this apparent slowdown should not be considered a stroke of bad luck. Instead, it’s a time for a spirit boost or recharge–you’re reorienting yourself in preparation for busier, more assertive times to come. Avoid inclinations towards self-deception or devious tactics to get what you want, as these never truly satisfy. Seek ways to put lingering problems behind you–you have more power to do so during this cycle. Today, your imagination may be working overtime. Mercury and Neptune are heading toward an opposition, making it hard to concentrate when you need to the most, and possibly disrupting your routines. You can have a hard time arriving at definites and conclusions. Let your imagination go, but do so at the right time and place and not so far that you set yourself up for a letdown. Watch for misunderstandings in your conversations. Otherwise, transits now encourage you to reach new heights.
LeoMars enters your solar eleventh house today, dear Leo, and will transit this area of your chart until March, staying much longer than usual. This transit draws out your need for the freedom to be yourself and express yourself authentically. You seek to feel less limited or restricted, and you’re motivated to pursue your goals and dreams in direct, concrete ways. When Mars makes challenging aspects during this period, there can be conflicts or unrest with friends as you must address matters that have been simmering. You possess more energy and drive than usual to organize projects or take the lead on social levels. Your humanitarian impulses come to the fore, and you can feel more driven to act on them. Today, while you might enjoy a mystery, some things can be downright confusing. As much as you’d like to be gung-ho, you may end up on the fence. For best results, be especially vigilant when it comes to lending and spending today. New ideas can be imaginative but may need more attention to detail before passing the test. It’s a time for checking and double-checking your work if you’re dealing with facts and figures.
VirgoMars moves into your sector of reputation and responsibilities today, dear Virgo, and will spend a longer time than usual there–until March! It’s a competitive and energetic cycle for goal-related or professional matters. While conflicts can emerge, you are motivated to push yourself to excel and improve, consider your long-term goals, and take charge of your obligations. Later in the cycle, when Mars retrogrades (from October 30-January 12), you may question some of your goals and plans, and you’ll learn how to better manage and organize your time. For now, you’re especially eager to perform, pursue your goals, and embrace your ambitions. There can be times during this cycle when you feel you are on the hot seat with more attention coming your way or when you feel challenged, but it can very well motivate you to organize your life to your benefit. Today, Mercury in your sign is heading into an opposition with Neptune, and you might be frustrated with others who can seem to be unresponsive, indifferent, imprecise, or extremely vague. Situations are ambiguous when you’re seeking definite answers. If possible and appropriate, try to let things be and depend on yourself for the time being. Watch that you don’t say something that leaves too many things open to interpretation.
LibraWith Mars moving into a new sign, dear Libra, you can feel stop-and-go energy today. Until March, Mars transits in harmony with your sign, giving you a substantial energy boost. You may feel you’re turning a corner with energy and confidence levels. Your innate joyfulness emerges, and you might feel more in sync with your natural physical and energy expression. There’s a generally braver quality to you that attracts more adventure or interesting experiences and variety to your life. You have more confidence in your ability to get things done, take charge, assert yourself, and take action. If you want, you can motivate others to get moving, but you are also quite content to do your own thing. Mars will spend a longer time than its usual two months in this sector of your chart — over seven months due to a retrograde phase that will begin October 30th. Later, there will be some backtracking and reorganizing to do, but you stand to learn much about what motivates you in the months ahead. Today, a Mercury-Neptune opposition can cloud things. This transit reminds you that you can’t always have clear answers — and don’t always need them! A chaotic or disrupted routine or lack of directions can be distracting today, but the detour your mind takes as a result of this can be enlightening, ultimately. Nevertheless, it’s important to watch for miscommunication, and discretion may be in order today. Positively, someone or something can inspire an exciting new idea.
ScorpioMars moves into your solar eighth house today for an extended stay, dear Scorpio. Instead of visiting for its usual two-month transit, it will stick around until March due to a retrograde starting in October, making this an animated and sensitive period for issues of sharing and intimacy. While the surface heat in relationships decreases, you’re now looking at more profound aspects of relating. Strategy, power, and self-control are themes. This cycle turns up the heat on the more intricate elements of connecting. It can sometimes correlate with disputes over money. However, it’s also a time for taking charge of what you owe or what you’re owed. The desire to get to the root of problems is with you, and you have much to discover. You may put considerable energy into your relationships, a pet project, or self-understanding during this cycle. You’re particularly courageous about dealing with your inner demons and the trickier elements of your life that tie you to people and things in unhealthy ways. Today, a budding opposition between Mercury and Neptune can challenge your thinking. It may very well open your mind to see new options and possibilities. However, it can be a little disruptive, and misunderstandings are possible, particularly with friends and lovers. There can be trouble with people overstepping their boundaries, promising more than they can deliver, or with missed connections and off-timing. Rest and reflect for best results! It’s not the time for make-or-break decisions.
SagittariusMars enters your solar seventh house today, dear Sagittarius, where it will transit until March 25th–an extended stay. This transit tends to turn up the heat in a relationship or challenge you to find a better balance. You’ll be learning a lot about yourself, your desires, and your motivations through others. Your close personal relationships can be lively during this period–relating can take on a competitive feel. It’s a good time to get to the heart of relationship problems. The cycle sometimes stimulates conflicts but also generates excitement, passion, and activity. In some cases, there can be rushing into or out of relationships. For most, you’re ready to tackle issues that have been brewing, and shared activities can help release excess energy. While today can inspire some imagination, it can be challenging to deal with things clearly and directly. It’s best to avoid making important decisions based on your current perceptions. Others may not be telling you all you need to know for the time being, or they could be misinformed.
CapricornMars enters your work and health sector today, dear Capricorn, bringing dynamic energy to your daily routines and self-care efforts until March 25th. You’ll bring more confidence and courage to your work or health routines in the months ahead. It’s an extended period for focusing on improving your habits and daily affairs. Work could be more competitive or everyday life busier during this cycle. You’ll get a lot done if you can set your own pace. How you manage and organize your time will be under review when Mars later retrogrades in this same sector from October 30-January 12, when it’s time to focus, reassess, and perhaps backtrack. Strive to assert yourself confidently and professionally, and watch for pushing yourself too hard or fast. If you’ve been craving better methods and programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action. Today, there’s a tendency to gloss over facts, and it’s doubtful that you’ll get helpful information or straight answers from others. With the energy of a Mercury-Neptune opposition, self-deception is also possible. If you can keep things creative and free-form, then you can enjoy the exercise of opening your mind to new possibilities. You could be hungry for entertaining and enlightening concepts, ideas, and fantasies. In the right places, these can be rewarding.
AquariusMars begins its transit of your sector of joy today, dear Aquarius, and in harmony with your sign. While Mars usually spends about two months in a sign, it will stay for more than seven months this time around! It’s a period of dynamism, stimulation, and action, particularly in your creative or romantic life. Positively, you have the right amount of courage and confidence to pursue your heart’s desires. Impatience or too-hot pursuit of your goals can sometimes lead to conflicts or trouble. Still, it’s a more outgoing cycle that helps smooth out your energy levels. Your direct approach tends to get results. You might pour a lot of your energy and initiative into actively pursuing a rewarding love life, social amusement or hobbies, or pleasure in general. You have a likable competitive, more energetic, and pleasingly assertive temperament. Mars will retrograde in this same sector beginning in late October, and you’ll explore whether your approach to going after what you want is helping or hindering you. You are more inclined to stir the pot, but mostly in constructive ways in the weeks ahead. Today, you may not have all the facts or information to go on. Uncertainty about your income, resources, or abilities can weigh on your mind or distract you from doing what you want. People and information can be elusive now. The compelling need to organize your thoughts, especially about finances, projects, and relationships, is real. However, others may not be as interested in setting things straight. You may need to step back and allow your intuition to kick in before you move forward.
PiscesMars begins its transit of your home and family sector today, dear Pisces, animating your domestic life. Mars will spend more time in this sector than its usual two months–until March 25th–and home and family affairs get more of your attention, possibly requiring some reorganization. Expect a lot of extra energy for domestic matters during this cycle and perhaps some conflicts within the family circle. Problem areas that have been lingering under the surface can emerge. Aim to enjoy extra time spent on improving your home life and consider ways to feel more secure and comfortable. This transit brings much energy to your domestic life, sometimes too much! It’s best to work this transit to your advantage by directing your energy into productive channels. Today, Mercury heads into opposition with Neptune in your sign, and questions from others could awaken the escapist in you. At the same time, you do need time to arrive at conclusions. You might experience a mental disconnect with someone, and it’s best to be careful if you give answers that unintentionally mislead, as these may fix things at the moment but lead to long-term problems. While it’s all too easy to become distracted today, it’s also a strong time for new ideas and imaginative thinking.
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.