- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 4:08 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 12th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from December 13th, 2023, to January 1st, 2024).
- Mercury Rx, Jupiter Rx, Uranus Rx, Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou can be a bit rigid when it comes to opinions and ideas today, dear Aries. Be persuasive if it suits you, but avoid putting too much weight on whether people adopt your ideas. You might face some truths, but it helps you make improvements. Early today, you’re digging deep and embracing your ambitions. As the day advances, you might temporarily lose a bit of motivation for what you’re doing, or you could feel some doubts as you reassess certain paths or projects. It might help to focus on letting go of negative feelings to make room for more joy in your life. With the Sun in your solar ninth house, you’re focusing on the bigger picture, but its square to Neptune today points to a tendency to feel a little held back by some issues that you’ve left untied. Uncertainty is part of this, and while it’s uncomfortable, the sooner you either take care of it or learn to live with it, the better. Still, it’s especially important to avoid making broad statements, as things are easily misunderstood right now. Take your time before coming to any concrete conclusions. Misjudging things is entirely possible with today’s transits, so it’s best to leave assessments open-ended.
TaurusEarly today, you’re inclined to zero in on a project or line of thought, dear Taurus, and it could be challenging to move on to other things! Distractions are unwelcome now, as you’re motivated to pursue a particular project or research an idea. This tends to be more productive and constructive than obsessive. But as the day advances, a Sun-Neptune square can produce some uncertainty. Ambiguities are temporary and, in some ways, useful for helping you pace yourself. However, it’s best to avoid acting impulsive based on your current mood or perceptions if they’re going off course. A desire to make a deeper connection to someone can cloud your vision just for the time being, and wishful thinking has a way of skewing your perceptions. Confusing boundaries in relationships or balance and power issues can hang over you today. Sometimes, comparing a current situation with a past or imaginary one can interfere with current happiness. On the other hand, you may need to clear the path of sketchy allegiances before getting to a better place.
GeminiThoughts and communications can be more intense or dramatic as you begin the day, dear Gemini. You’re more inclined to analyze and investigate. But with today’s Sun-Neptune square, it’s all too easy to have a veil over your eyes in some areas as the day advances. A sense of uncertainty about where you’re heading can drain you of energy temporarily. Aim to leave impactful decision-making for a clearer time, if possible, as this is a time to observe and reorient yourself. It’s not the time to move your plans forward or make significant commitments. Sometimes, pushing for direction can work against you–arriving at a direction more intuitively is better now. If people press you to find a path or define one, let them know that you need time and space to discover it for yourself. Take note of areas where you’ve lost a bit of inspiration or steam. You may seek more meaning and a deeper connection to the world around you, but these things take time.
CancerThe desire for more from a project is with you early today, dear Cancer. You’re determined and focused, seeking answers. You can choose to keep the momentum going by applying yourself with enthusiasm to your work or tasks. Later today, a Sun-Neptune square comes into play, and it’s better to approach things in a relaxed, creative way, where appropriate, keeping in mind that things may not be clear-cut or certain. You may feel out of wind, or motivation levels are temporarily lacking with this transit. What inspired you in the past may no longer cut it and may need some adjustments, or you seek a different source of inspiration. If you’re considering something new, remember your usual limits since boundaries are unclear today. Keeping conversations light and activities straightforward while avoiding making promises may be the best strategy under this influence.
LeoWhile you’re interested in knowing the facts as the day begins, dear Leo, a Sun-Neptune square comes into play as the day advances, and there can be a lack of clarity. On the one hand, you might enjoy some dreamy, creative, and possibly inspiring elements. Conversely, your mood can be a little too dependent on others’ reactions or circumstances going your way. There can be a reason to hesitate, and it may be best not to commit to something you could later regret. Boundaries are not very clear just for now. Some self-doubt, or doubt about recent undertakings, is natural right now and may well help steer you in a better direction if you give it a little time. It’s important to give things more time to iron out.
VirgoEarly today, you can be determined to get to the bottom of a matter, dear Virgo. You’re quick to identify problems and look for answers to complicated feelings or events. You’re ready to embrace activities that are absorbing or demanding. However, as the day advances, there can be evasiveness in a relationship, or you may be dealing with dashed hopes or deflation if a situation (or someone) isn’t pulling through for you as you’d hoped. While it’s temporary, it makes sense to pay some attention to these feelings since they can show you areas of your life requiring refreshment. Try not to self-soothe with lies to yourself, and instead, aim to give yourself and situations a bit of space. At the same time, avoid commitments or hard conclusions until you’re in a clearer frame of mind, as today’s Sun-Neptune square requires some creativity. A good strategy now may be to focus on a project or cause that genuinely inspires you.
LibraTransits early today are good for getting to the bottom of a matter, dear Libra. Your perceptions are especially keen. But as the day advances, a Sun-Neptune square makes it challenging to make sense of the signals you’re receiving, or you can be confused by something communicated. You may be in a better place if you entertain daydreams and avoid expecting everything to run as scheduled. Look for ways to strengthen weaker areas of your life that may be holding you back from shining, particularly with routines that have become slack. It’s a good idea to separate business and pleasure since lines blur easily today. Aim to keep things simple as a counter-strategy, as convoluted as things seem! Promising or scheduling something based on current motivation levels is not a good idea since they can be up and down temporarily.
ScorpioEnergies early today incline you to focus, analyze, think, and consider, dear Scorpio. There are other times that favor big-picture thinking, but for now, you want to work on the puzzle pieces and get nagging jobs sorted so that you can move ahead with a sense that you are carrying a lighter load. However, as the day advances, a Sun-Neptune square is foggy, and things are not as clear-cut. You may need to take some extra time for rest or reflection. This transit has a way of spotlighting areas of your life where you need either more reality or more inspiration! With a solution feeling further out of reach than usual, you may need some time to get to a clearer headspace. There can be temptations to jump into a new purchase or experience without considering the consequences, and it’s best to keep these tendencies at bay. If you’re experiencing a lull in motivation, it’s probably temporary, and it could be a sign you need a break or another form of refreshment.
SagittariusYour personal presence and impact are strong early today, dear Sagittarius. Finances can benefit from extra attention and strategic thinking. However, as the day advances, a Sun-Neptune square reminds you to slow down and consider your unmet needs before pushing forward. This transit is whimsical but can also put you in a distractable mood. Wishful thinking can interfere with your vision, or you could be feeling more vulnerable, and things go a little off course temporarily. There is a tendency to complicate your life when keeping things simple would serve you better. Aim to get in tune with your needs for imagination before moving things forward too quickly. Feeling deflated momentarily can seem a nuisance now, but it could also give you pause to rethink certain plans or goals in creative ways. It’s wise to reserve judgment if promises are made or things appear to be moving in a different direction.
CapricornDifficult problems are best approached from their very root, as you’re more inclined to see things in terms of origins and the past early today, dear Capricorn. While you should watch for a tendency to put too much weight or energy into a particular line of thought or pursuit, with some moderation, it’s a good time to focus. But as the day advances, it’s hard to lock things down. Uncertainties can hang around you, and leaving things open or undecided may be necessary. There can be disruptions to the regular flow, but the detours you take can lead to new ideas and perhaps some inspiration. If motivation levels are low, consider ways to fill your needs for more imagination, romance, or spirituality in your life as the Sun forms a square to Neptune. It’s a better time for free-form and behind-the-scenes activities. Consider that letting your guard down from time to time can help you understand yourself and your needs better.
AquariusYou seek a fresh start with the Moon in your sign all day, dear Aquarius. While this transit brings out your enterprising side, a Sun-Neptune square transit slows you down in spots today. This transit can be tricky, playing with your expectations and motivation levels. It’s best to avoid making any commitments that you might later regret, and instead, give yourself or a matter some time and space. Aim to tune into your intuition, as you may have strayed a little too far from it. If others are overstepping, you can feel quite self-protective, or you may question someone’s feelings for you. Either way, there is a general air of confusion, and the atmosphere is ripe for misunderstandings. Energy and confidence tend to lift very high and then dip, much like a sugar high. As such, be moderate with promises, or don’t make promises at all. Remember your limits.
PiscesInteresting questions can come up with friends today, dear Pisces, giving you pause to think. But while you begin the day wanting clarity or in an investigative frame of mind, motivation levels are subject to ups and downs later today, with the Sun square to Neptune. You may be searching for inspiration, which can temporarily keep you in a restless state. Aim to manage your expectations and take them as a sign that you may need to better align your dreams with your plans. While there can be a feeling of change and possibly excitement, there can be a lot of confusion to go along with it. The temptation to simply agree with others who seem to see you less than clearly is strong but could lead to misrepresentation or problems later. Committing to something should probably wait–you need to allow things to play out a while longer to give yourself more time to process and understand your needs.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.