- The Moon is in Pisces until 11:40 PM when the Moon enters Aries.
- The void Moon period occurs from 9:44 PM to 11:40 PM.
- The Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon happened yesterday.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from October 30th, 2022, to January 12th, 2023).
- Mars Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou are quite sensitive to the people and happenings around you today, dear Aries. A Mercury-Neptune square points to some disarray or confusion. It’s hard to see things clearly through the strength of your emotions or wishes. There can be resistance to following directions or instructions, which can compound the problem. If you’ve been bored with what you’re learning or doing, you might resolve to make more room for creativity in your life. Small efforts to chip away at a problem that seems to loom large are better than none. Happily, Venus and Saturn are in harmony today, and especially later today, being grounded in reality is comforting and appealing. This transit encourages you to simplify, honor what’s already working for you, and enjoy a steady pace. Your display of strength of character can open up opportunities for you, and good energy is with you for coming to the aid of a friend.
TaurusWith today’s Mercury-Neptune transit, you may feel that your mind is sometimes playing tricks on you, dear Taurus. Or, there is a frustrating lack of clarity, in general. Mercury is a fact-finder but Neptune prefers a bit of mystery, and you may have to compromise to gain peace of mind. The likelihood of misunderstandings on social or romantic levels is high, and wishful thinking could confuse your idea of others or their view of you. If a situation calls for mental focus, then be sure you double-check your reasoning. Otherwise, consider ways to revitalize work or projects that have become dull. Later today, a Venus-Saturn transit helps ground you. In fact, you’re likely to feel satisfied and empowered through a realistic viewpoint of a financial or relationship matter. This transit reminds you of the pleasure of keeping things simple and natural!
GeminiYou may be dealing with poor instructions or foggy thinking at times today, dear Gemini, with Mercury square Neptune. Others may not know the whole story or may not be revealing it! It’s not easy to see things in a realistic light. While indulging in fantasy can be therapeutic, the trick will be to do so in the right situations. It’s too easy to become distracted, which can signal the need for a change of pace or mental refreshment. Happily, a Venus-Saturn transit is also in play, especially later today. You may very well delight in some stability and steadiness, and you’re drawn to someone wise and mature. Or, it’s a time for bonding with a person through your values or beliefs, connecting with a subject or guide, and enjoying a sense that you’re learning something valuable. Developing useful skills is taking more precedence over innovative new techniques now.
CancerSituations or tasks that require crystal-clear thinking may not fare temporarily due to today’s Mercury-Neptune square, dear Cancer. There’s a tendency to gloss over facts, and straight answers from others don’t seem forthcoming. Regular routines may seem dull, particularly if your mind is going back and forth between fantasy and facts. Taking a break so that you can refresh your mind makes sense if it’s possible. Fortunately, a Venus-Saturn later today can help ground you. In fact, stability is comforting under this influence. Getting organized and taking care of business can be enjoyable, and you’re likely to come up with great ideas about doing business, making money, or improving methods and efficiency. Giving thought to how you can improve your work or income can be fruitful, and conversations about your practical affairs or the information you come across can be helpful along these lines.
LeoWith a Mercury-Saturn square, dear Leo, thinking can drain rather than energize you at times today. Confusing situations can emerge, particularly with personal boundaries, others’ feelings, and financial matters. It’s not the ideal energy for setting the record straight! Information is missing or hidden, and your imagination can skew your perceptions of a situation. You may be better off leaving some things up in the air or open to interpretation. Fortunately, tonight’s Venus-Saturn transit is also influencing the day, and you could find some routine comforting. Following certain rules or getting something into order can be satisfying and even pleasurable for the time being. It can feel good to have guidelines. Realities faced now can lead to accepting things as they are, leading to better choices and decisions.
VirgoYou can feel good about sharing your experiences with someone today, dear Virgo, but you may not get all the answers you seek. With Mercury square Neptune, there can be chaotic elements to manage or possibly some confusion related to a close relationship. Distractions can lead to less-than-ideal decisions, or misunderstandings can figure strongly. While you may want to clarify a matter or express your ideas, someone may not understand what you’re saying, or they seem uninterested. Alternatively, you may not feel up to thinking hard or deeply about issues, and it makes sense to aim for flexibility with your schedules. Fortunately, a Venus-Saturn transit is also in play, and simple pleasures can be more satisfying than usual. Setting clear guidelines, expectations, and goals with those things you can control can be comforting and grounding. Sharing work with someone can be enjoyable and gratifying. Work around the home can also be useful and even enjoyable.
LibraToday’s Mercury-Neptune transit points to some feeling of disorder or disorganization, dear Libra. It may be time for a break or some form of mental refreshment. Happily, your ruling planet, Venus, forms a harmonious aspect with stable Saturn, and you can feel grounded. Taking care of your responsibilities is more enjoyable under this influence. You have a stronger sense of the future and a reverence for things that are expected to last. As a result, you’re not rushing things–or rushing into things–and a bit of strategy goes a long way. Your affections stabilize, and your feelings even out. Simple gestures and actions seem to be the most effective. Simplifying your life helps you focus, improving your mood, in general.
ScorpioToday’s Mercury-Neptune aspect can be behind misjudgments, whether of money, time, or energy, dear Scorpio. It’s hard to be objective just for the time being. Creative activities may energize you, but real-life drama can be draining now. People could be misconstruing not only what’s said, but what might be implied. The need for some mental refreshment becomes clear! However, a Venus-Saturn transit reminds you of the appeal of certain simpler activities. Simplifying rather than branching out or innovating seems to be the best approach with this influence. You can make some nice progress around the home or with family, and you more clearly appreciate the practical value of material things, focusing on those that are most useful or that will grow in value and importance.
SagittariusThe Moon spends most of the day in your solar fourth house and aligns with your ruler there, dear Sagittarius, bringing good energy for nesting or processing. However, a Mercury-Neptune square makes seeing things clearly a real challenge. It’s not easy to get a point across or to find concrete answers. There can be some uncertainty or mental distraction. Others may not be clear with (or about) you, or they might blow what you say out of proportion. Miscalculations are likely today, but going off the mark may end up a useful exercise if you take it as a learning experience. With a Venus-Saturn transit also in play today, you might find it comforting to focus on those things that are stable and simple in your life. You might enjoy fulfilling your responsibilities more than usual, and you come into your own as you manage your expectations. It’s a time for conserving your energy and building your confidence and patience. You might enjoy increased peace of mind as you simplify or keep things moderate.
CapricornWith today’s Mercury-Neptune square, it may be best to avoid doing things you usually wouldn’t do, dear Capricorn, particularly if they involve deception or taking significant shortcuts. Actively imaginative days can be helpful, but there are times when your imagination doesn’t serve you well. It’s a good time to open your mind to new possibilities, as long as you keep in mind that there’s a strong tendency to mix up fantasy and reality. Fortunately, a Venus-Saturn transit is also in play, especially as the day advances, and realistic expectations help smooth out your mood. Comfort comes from learning the truth about a matter or arriving at a more realistic perspective. Knowing the rules helps you plan. Accepting things for what they are and appreciating them as they are, not as you wish they would be, is the key. You might get a real sense of how you can better use your resources.
AquariusWith today’s Mercury-Saturn square, you may need to change your thinking on a matter or alter your expectations, dear Aquarius. It’s best to keep in mind that perceptions may be temporarily wavering. Fortunately, Venus and Saturn harmonize, helping ground you. You can feel more and more empowered by facing realities and truths or appreciating the things that are working well in your life. Focusing on one particular task at a time is comforting and beneficial with this transit in effect. It can help increase your appeal as you feel more comfortable with yourself. It’s a good idea to take things one step at a time, and if you can stick with this attitude, it can take you places, even if it’s a slow ride! Taking things easy and slowing your approach can work wonders, and it can also even out your mood.
PiscesThe Moon spends most of the day in your sign, enlivening your feelings, dear Pisces. Mercury in disharmony with Neptune today can lead to some distractions or uncertainties. Hassles are possible as a result. It becomes imperative to fact-check as gossip and misinformation can be a problem. Your imagination doesn’t serve you well if it plays to your insecurities. You may be expecting others to understand you even without stating your needs clearly, or your fantasies interfere with achieving your goals. The detours you make can lead to fantastic new ideas or perhaps to some resolutions to make important changes. However, it may be best to wait and see. Fortunately, a Venus-Saturn transit stabilizes you. There can be helpful advice coming from behind the scenes or in your private world. You have a smart sense of priorities, and you may be able to further practical or business goals and feel quite accomplished as you do. You have good insight into what is excessive or weighing you down, making it easier to lighten your load. You’re also more able to see value in what you already have rather than reaching for something new.
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.