- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Leo, and the First Quarter Moon will happen tomorrow.
- Mars is direct and in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mars will retrograde from September 9th to November 13th).
- Current retrogrades: Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your solar eighth house, dear Aries, and you may want to pour your energy into a special activity. However, today’s energies are a little tentative with Mars, your planetary ruler, square Saturn influencing the first half of the day. There could be a slowdown if you’ve been rushing ahead too fast, which is quite likely with energetic Mars currently transiting your sign! A delay, criticism, reality check, or discouraging moment can break the flow temporarily. You can be feeling an intense desire to press forward, but obstacles seem to appear as you do. Try not to react to blockages with impatience, as it’s not going to support your cause. Aim to pick yourself back up and strengthen your plans and yourself. This way, you can get back on course better equipped to weather small storms.
TaurusWith the Moon in your partnership sector today, dear Taurus, easing off your personal plans can be good for you as you take more time to understand the role of others in your life. A Mars-Saturn square influences the first half of the day, and it can mean you’re dealing with obstacles or slowdowns. A block or discouragement is possible. Instead, there can be a sense that you can’t express yourself, your desires, or your frustrations effectively. You could be feeling that you’re stuck in the past, unable to move forward. With Mars in your solar twelfth house, considering the past is important, but it’s about putting challenging situations behind you, not focusing on those things you can’t control. Stress is possible about past events, but this may only be a bump in the road, and it may get your to slow down to make important changes. Energies may not be as free-flowing as you’d like, but as the day advances, you feel increasingly less blocked.
GeminiToday’s Moon encourages a focus on work and health, dear Gemini. You’ll do well to take care of some business, particularly related to getting your daily routines and affairs in order. The first half of the day can pull up some blocks. A Mars-Saturn square can have the effect of slowing you down if you’ve been pushing too hard or too fast in a particular area. Difficulties with trust and power dynamics that have been festering might now emerge in challenging ways. Bottled up anger can challenge your health and well-being while exploding can be destructive as well. Aim for moderation, and you’ll be in the best place. Do your best to respond to challenges with patience and mindfulness. Success depends on your ability to focus on getting work done rather than worrying too much about how far away a goal might be.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your fun and creativity zone, dear Cancer, encouraging a playful approach. However, the first half of the day has a serious tone. A Mars-Saturn challenge reminds you of limits, rules, or obstacles, most notably through a person or relationship. This means that it’s time to slow down, reconsider, review, and adjust. It’s typically not the time to throw in the towel, although part of you might feel like it. There can be difficulties with a partner or superior today, or you may feel that you’re misunderstood or blocked from pursuing your goals or asserting your wishes. Watch for defensiveness, which won’t serve you well. Try not to waste too much time on anger. Blocks are temporary and may very well be helpful, as redirection can pull your attention to flaws that need correcting before going forward. Look for the lesson, and then focus on doing your best with what you have in front of you. Haste makes waste today.
LeoToday’s Moon encourages you to slow down and catch your breath, dear Leo. Other influences in play may force the matter! A Mars-Saturn square is tense but can lead to important releases. You may be dealing with stubbornness in others or blocked plans, but keep in mind that the harder you push or the stronger you come on, the more resistance you’re likely to encounter today. Try not to waste time and energy on things that can’t be changed. Aim instead to concentrate on improving your connections. Influences today seem to demand that we follow the rules or moderate our behavior. If you’ve been pushing something too hard, a delay or obstacle may emerge now that slows you down. This is a time for putting in the extra effort without immediate rewards, knowing that this will serve you best in the long run.
VirgoWith the Moon in your communications sector all day, dear Virgo, you might find yourself busy and divided and sharing. Your boredom threshold level may be a little low now, so a frequent change of pace may be useful. In the first half of the day, a Mars-Saturn aspect points to the need to slow down if you’ve been pushing a pursuit (or yourself) too hard. Intimate matters or issues of money, commitment, trust, and power dynamics can be tricky now, and patience is required. There may be some off-timing or inhibitions that prevent a smooth flow of affection and direct assertion. It’s not an ideal time to release anger, but do consider whether you’ve been holding on to frustrations to your detriment. Concentrate on things that are working for you and wait for a better day to take on a challenge for best results.
LibraThe Moon in your resources sector all day can have the effect of steadying you and your emotions, dear Libra. Even so, a Mars-Saturn square influencing the first half of the day can slow you down. You could be directing quite a bit of energy into your practical affairs today, and it can be helpful. There can be stop-and-go energy in your relationships, and interactions may suffer from poor timing or the sense that others are disapproving or disinterested. You may feel blocked, either by others or by circumstances, and this can be frustrating. However, it’s also a reminder to be patient, to wait things out, and to spend a little more time getting things right before pushing ahead with your plans. You might encounter blocks or rules that seem to slow you down or throw a wrench in your plans, and family obligations or personal matters can feel pressing. However, pushing things tends to push you back further and stress you out. Take things easy, and you’ll find this transit helps moderate you and even things out.
ScorpioThe Moon transits your sign all day, dear Scorpio, and your feelings awaken. At times, they can feel overpowering. Today’s Mars-Saturn transit, influencing the first half of the day, can lead to frustrations. If you’ve been pushing in one direction too quickly, you may encounter blocks to your plans. An aggressive or impatient approach to a work project or health program may need some adjustments. There may be blocks in communication, such as mechanical breakdowns or misunderstandings, that interfere with the flow. If you move beyond reasonable boundaries, then aim to do so gradually. Consider that delays can give you the chance to make advantageous refinements and edits so that you can resume your activities better equipped at a later time.
SagittariusA Mars-Saturn square influences the first half of today, dear Sagittarius. It can seem to apply the brakes to projects and plans that have been moving too fast for their own good. Keep in mind, however, that this is merely a slowdown, not a halt. You’ve been more confidently pursuing fun and games recently, and today, you might come to a roadblock, and quite possibly a financial limitation. Or, worries and concerns put a damper on your mood. You may be fearful of change on a basic security level, yet attracted to taking some risks, which poses a dilemma now. Take your time, avoid pushing in the face of resistance, but do pay attention to your responsibilities and fulfill them to the best of your ability. This way, you don’t waste time on frustration. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, which is another reminder to slow down and unwind.
CapricornToday’s energies are up and down, dear Capricorn, but seem to even out as the day advances. Mars in your home and family sector forms a challenging aspect to Saturn in your sign, influencing the first half of the day, and you can experience a feeling of being unsupported or overly burdened. While this is temporary, it’s important to examine ways to make changes to prevent problems such as these from growing and festering. You may be feeling off-center and a tad unyielding. Plans for enjoyment may fall through, or they’re rescheduled. You might dig in your heels, especially if others are insensitive or pushing and rushing you. A slow and moderate approach is favored now. With patience and determination, you can be productive today, particularly if your goal is to work through details.
AquariusToday’s energies remind you of the rules, boundaries, or limits, dear Aquarius. Watch for defensiveness and sensitivity in the first half of the day. However, consider that this is a time for the motivation to plan more responsibly or clearly as Mars and Saturn form a square aspect. Your ability to take criticism may be tested, or you could be wrestling with your inner critic. If so, detach yourself and take breaks to help manage potential frustrations better. Instead, you might need to deal with communication or transportation delays, but while they appear to set you back, they could point you in the right direction. You might now notice details that you missed due to hastiness in the past. A good strategy may be to finish up those things that need a little more attention rather than push ahead. A moderate and practical approach will work best now, so aim to get organized.
PiscesA Mars-Saturn square influences the first half of the day, dear Pisces. It might challenge you to face up to reality or to manage a delay or slowdown. Tension and blockages are likely to revolve around your social life or finances, or there can be a conflict between sticking with tried-and-true methods and going out on a limb. You may disagree with someone about core values or whether they’re valuing you in crucial ways. There could be an obligation to fulfill that prevents you from pursuing your goals. Try not to let any of this get to you. Resolve to save or earn more or to carry out your plans on a better day. Consider putting a problem aside for a spell if it’s just not budging. You may think up a better way to go about it at a later time. Fortunately, tension tends to break as the day advances. The Moon spending the day in your adventure sector can help elevate your thoughts.
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.