- The Moon is in Aries.
- A void Moon begins today at 9:51 PM (and runs until tomorrow at 3:10 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 10th.
- Uranus Rx and Chiron Rx.
- Venus is not yet retrograde, but is in its pre-retrograde shadow until December 19th, when it will turn retrograde.
- Mars enters Sagittarius today (Mars is in Sagittarius from December 13th, 2021, to January 24th, 2022).
- Mercury enters Capricorn today (Mercury is in Capricorn from December 13th, 2021, to January 2nd, 2022).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYour ruler, Mars, moves into harmony with your sign from today until January 24th, dear Aries. During this cycle, you experience much less resistance from the people and circumstances in your life. It’s a time for moving out of your comfort zone, even in small ways, and creating new experiences for yourself. You’re making your own happiness rather than waiting for it to come to you. It feels easier to accomplish things now. You’re looking to break out of the mold or routine in various ways through what you learn and do or where you go. Taking charge of your life comes more naturally now. You’re braver, more courageous, and less inhibited, and competitive and physical activities are in favor. It can be an excellent time for training for a future goal–you’re more courageous mentally. You are in good shape for publishing and higher studies, but it’s important not to talk or publish ahead of yourself during this cycle, especially when Mars is forming challenging aspects. You can become quite fired up about your ideas, and philosophical debates or legal contests can figure during this period. You’re attracted to new physical or mental challenges, and your desire to learn about the world and share your ideas and opinions increases. Routines can bore you more than usual, however, and you’ll be wise to keep one foot on the ground. Mercury also changes signs today, and the Moon spends the day in your sign, making it a good idea not to jump the gun.
TaurusMars moves into your intimacy sector, dear Taurus, which can certainly heat up and animate your closest relationships in the weeks ahead. This period favors confronting problems head-on with direct and assertive Mars involved. This Mars transit will last until January 24th, and it energizes your focus on intimacy, shared resources, joint finances, debts owed and due, personal power, and power dynamics in a close relationship. It can be a stellar period for applying strategy to your life, particularly pursuing your desires or going after what you want. You can be very sensitive to the give-and-take side of a relationship at this time. Watch for the magnification of problem areas, particularly trust/suspicion. Otherwise, find constructive activities you love doing and pour your energy into them. You’ll be seeking a deeper connection, whether this is with a project or a person! If you’ve been having issues with power dynamics and sharing in a relationship, now is the time to pull them out of hiding. Others have a stronger effect on you than usual. It can also be a time for pursuing a loan or support if needed, although if money is owed, it can come due now. Fortunately, emotional purging leads to wonderful changes.
GeminiMars moves into opposition with your sign today, dear Gemini, serving to stir up passions, not always comfortably, but to your benefit. A relationship or partner could be reflecting your own desire for action in the weeks ahead. During this cycle that lasts until January 24th, there can be a lot of activity in the relationship department or your social life. Close relationships and partnerships can be more demanding or active than usual. Counseling, organizing, negotiating, and networking can be in focus. Turning to others for feedback or sharing the load can be beneficial. People in your life, particularly those closest to you, have much to show you about the direction you need to take, even if this happens indirectly. Through your interactions, you learn more about your next steps. This cycle persuades you to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Sparks may fly with others, or it’s a time when you’re discovering your courage or need for action through a significant other. There can be a competitive feel to relationships, but if you decide to cooperate rather than compete, this could be a great time to pair up with someone to get things done.
CancerMars moves into your solar sixth house today, dear Cancer, and until January 24th, you’re in good shape for energetic work, analysis, organization, and fixing problem areas in your life. It’s a stellar time for enthusiastic work or implementing health programs. You’re in a great position to make headway in projects that mean a lot to you. However, difficulties with workload or excessive demands on you can come to a head. Fortunately, it’s an ideal time to eliminate waste that interferes with health and fitness pursuits. Circumstances test the effectiveness of your routines and habits, and you can turn them around if need be. Daily life may speed up. Aim to avoid overstraining so that you can enjoy yourself as you get your life back into shape. Indeed, it can be a hard-driving time for work or a more competitive period. You want to be productive, and you may want to follow your own initiative and work according to your own rhythms and at your own pace. People or things that disrupt this flow can be most irritating! This transit animates your daily routines. If you’ve wanted to improve your habits or pursue better programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action.
LeoMars moves into your solar fifth house today, dear Leo, and until January 24th, it’s a time to pursue your heart’s desire. Certainly, desires come on quickly during this cycle, but it’s a stimulating, active time for romantic relationships, entertainment, and creativity. You’re seeking to feed your spirit through enjoyable pastimes. You’re also more passionate about your interests, hobbies, or love life. In the weeks ahead, you can find yourself in a great place for enjoying and often excelling at fun competitions, romantic relationships, dating, sports, and games. Your energy levels improve, and you tend to assert yourself with more success and ease. Your direct approach frequently gets you results. You are motivated and energized to express yourself creatively–you tend to put more energy into play and pleasure in the weeks ahead. Today requires some observation and patience.
VirgoMars moves into your family and home sector today, dear Virgo, bringing strong attention to your personal life until January 24th. You are protective of others and yourself now. Renovations, redecorating, or improvements that encourage more freedom or comfort on the home front can have long-lasting benefits. There can be some tension or pressure in these areas, but also dynamism and solutions to problems. With much energy available to you in the weeks ahead, it’s time to take charge of domestic matters. However, challenges can arise if excess energy turns into restlessness and conflict. Aim to enjoy extra time spent improving your home life and consider ways to enhance your feelings of security and comfort. With Mars challenging your sign, you may need to work a little harder to achieve your goals in the coming weeks, but pushing through obstacles can be satisfying. It’s time to clean house, and this can be literally or figuratively. Aim to be open and proactive instead of letting tensions build at home or deep within.
LibraYou’re particularly motivated to learn, communicate, and connect with Mars moving into your solar third house today, dear Libra. This influence lasts until January 24th and can excite your mind, animate your daily life, and stimulate your nervous system at times! Tame impatience, and you’ll find this period excellent for discovering your intellectual passions and finding the courage to speak about what’s important to you. Your curiosity leads the way to a variety of experiences. You can quickly make a lot of headway, but you may also overlook something or make errors in a rush to produce or get to where you want to go. Mars can generate more mental energy in your life–you can quickly get fired up over ideas and opinions. Explore new subjects if possible, as you can get a whole lot done now with passion and vigor. Mars working in harmony with your sign as it’s doing now is always helpful for general flow and energy levels.
ScorpioYou are willing to work especially hard for security with Mars moving into your solar second house today, dear Scorpio, where it will transit until January 24th. Your desire to be self-supporting is strong and growing. It’s a time for self-improvement through better attention to finances, work, and health. While you should certainly be careful not to spend impulsively, you are more confident in your earning ability and talents in the period ahead. Coming first or initiating new projects is less compelling now that Mars has moved out of your sign, as you’d prefer to see things through. A significant purchase, gift, or bonus can figure strongly. The pace of your life is likely to even out a little. Today, try not to jump to conclusions with Mars and Mercury changing signs.
SagittariusMars moves into your sign today for a stay until January 24th, dear Sagittarius. In the weeks ahead, you’re more definite about what needs doing, and you are more straightforward, direct, and forthright. It’s also a solid period for romantic and creative attention. You can get a whole lot done during this exciting, energizing transit! Your independence and freedom are crucial to you, and your desire nature is potent. You may need to tone it down a little at times, but if you use this period well, you’ll have all the courage necessary to make your dreams happen. Mars fires up your confidence and brings a more aggressive approach to your world, which can do with some refining. Fortunately, with determination and focus, you can accomplish a lot. You are more enterprising and courageous and vastly clearer about what you want. As the shift occurs today, aim to observe and feel things out before making big moves.
CapricornWith Mars moving into your privacy sector for a stay until January 24th, dear Capricorn, your inner world picks up speed. You might decide to treat this period as a time for gathering your energies and closing important projects, relationships, or situations so that you can begin again renewed. On the other hand, Mercury moves into your sign, quickening your mental energy. However, with this new Mars cycle, energy levels can be low, or you’re redirecting them, and you may want to wait for later to launch significant new endeavors. Watch for taking on too much, leaving you feeling swamped rather than inspired. It’s a time for reviewing your goals and desires to better understand what it is you truly want. Issues that you have buried or endings that you’ve put off now become more pressing. While your overall attitude to the rest of the world may be “wait and see,” you’re especially active in your private, inner world. A lot is going on under the hood! It may not be apparent just yet, but actions taken in the weeks ahead help clear a path to the future.
AquariusWith Mars moving into your solar eleventh house for a stay until January 24th, dear Aquarius, it’s easier to get fired up about issues close to your heart. Your feelings about (and relationships with) friends can also be more intense. New ideas are abundant, and your enterprising qualities are in fuller play with this Mars transit. There is natural energy with you for moving your plans forward. In the coming weeks, your interactions with friends, associates, and groups can be changing, more active, or especially lively and animated. Or, you could have more motivation or courage to pursue friendships or happiness goals. Success comes through coordinating and inspiring others. If there have been tense stirrings in your social life, they may emerge to handle during this cycle. This cycle may stimulate a desire to oversee and organize ambitious projects. Today is excellent for sharing ideas, but because there are shifts occurring, it’s best to wait and see.
PiscesMars moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Pisces, where it will transit until January 24th. Your career or a special project might pick up the pace. Others recognize your talents and abilities, but the real drive for success emanates from within, as you’re incredibly motivated, ambitious, and goal-oriented during this cycle. You can make great strides toward meeting your goals. You might frequently find yourself in situations that require you to be on top of your game, and you’re in a wonderful position to impress. Mars brings more muscle and motivation to your career, image, status, and responsibilities. You’re not in any mood to be told what to do, preferring to lead the way yourself. With Mars the ruler of your income sector, this cycle also points to more confidence about your value or worth and possibly pursuing an income that reflects this. It may be a money peak. Not everything comes easily to you right now, but sometimes this extra push is precisely what you need.
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.