- The Moon is in Libra until 10:30 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- A void Moon period occurs from 5:35 PM to 10:30 PM today.
- The Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 16th.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from October 30th, 2022, to January 12th, 2023).
- Mars Rx, Uranus Rx, and Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesIf you’ve been holding onto anger and letting frustration build, dear Aries, a Mars-Pluto transit today can bring this to the surface. The trick will be to identify and avoid letting this tense, edgy energy rule your choices or behavior. Tensions related to career, long-term goals, and reputation may be at the root, but you can express them through mechanical frustration or communication. Aggressive Mars is in your communications sector and retrograde, making it best to be careful about what you say now. Watch for manipulative or compulsive behaviors, and avoid reacting too quickly to things that irritate you. However, it’s a generally good day for relationships. While you may not be entirely in sync, you’re likely to enjoy the company of others and a healthy rapport.
TaurusYou’re driven to pursue your material needs and wants these days, dear Taurus, but today, there can be a tendency to want more than the world can offer you in the present. Power games are tempting, particularly if you feel frustrated about a matter of ownership or jealousy, but it’s not the solution to problems. You might also be too quick to jump to your defense or someone else’s before you know the whole story. There is a bit of paranoid energy with us all today! Think up better ways to deal with irritating situations that will serve your interests not only today but down the road. Fortunately, transits today promote good feelings about being productive and attending to your resources. A comfortable pace suits you well.
GeminiSocial involvements are larger than life for you today, dear Gemini. Activities that draw out your inner child can be satisfying. Mars in your sign gives your personality a little more muscle these days, which can be super when you need to accomplish something a little out of your usual comfort zone. However, sometimes you can step over yourself in your haste to get where you want to go, especially with Mars retrograde. Today, Mars and Pluto connect in a tense aspect, and you might quickly grow frustrated with others who don’t seem to be talking straight with you. You also feel your desires with more intensity and urgency, complicating matters. Your best bet is to rise above the game-playing and focus on softening and moderating your impulses, but it can be very tempting to get involved.
CancerYou’re focused and ambitious even though you’re also somewhat retiring or reserved today, dear Cancer. There can be more attention to private matters and activity behind the scenes these days. You don’t always see a direct route to achieving your goals or pursuing your desires, and it’s compounded today by Mars in a challenging aspect to Pluto. There can be anger issues emerging that are difficult to understand or define. Still, they may have their root in power dynamics with a significant other or relationships in which you feel there is far too much imbalance. Aim to ferry excess energy or intensity into constructive channels. Or, consider ways to plan out your next move rather than push your agenda now when the chances of achieving your goals are poor.
LeoSharing your expertise and lending a hand can be beneficial today, dear Leo. You’re more talkative, curious, mentally stimulated, and drawn to lively settings and people, as well as interesting ideas. Still, Mars and Pluto form a minor but challenging aspect today, bringing some tension. This influence tends to stir pent-up anger, which can emerge as edginess and tension until you fully understand where its source. Interpersonal tensions can be the result. This might also appear as impatience, not only with others but with projects that aren’t coming together soon enough. If teams are not cooperating or you feel overloaded with more responsibilities than others, this can reach a problematic point. Pressures to meet health and work goals may be at the root of this, as you also want to experiment with new ideas and projects but can’t find the space for all of your pursuits now. For best results, draw on your reserves of self-control and channel your considerable energies into something truly useful.
VirgoWith retrograde Mars at the top of your solar chart these days, dear Virgo, there can be times when you feel rushed or pressured to get where you want to go. Today, Mars in a minor challenging aspect to Pluto can add to that tension. This could be about balancing professional demands and responsibilities with relationship needs and personal time. Instead, you may be fixating on problem areas or answering to fears that others are pulling the wool over your eyes. You might feel frustrated if others are blocking your way. It can be hard to rise above the tensions of minor problems now, but feeling on edge can be a symptom of something deeper that’s worth exploring. Fortunately, today is strong for finding ways to feel more secure. Attending to your favorite personal possessions, taking care of business, or getting comfortable can be satisfying.
LibraThe Moon is in your sign until tonight, dear Libra, and this keeps your personal plans on the front burner. People in your life, particularly partners or a significant other, can seem a little controlling today, however, with a Mars-Pluto transit in play. Power plays are rooted in fear of losing, whether it’s about losing a position, label, or person — such is the nature of a difficult Pluto. You might become frustrated with an opinion not catching on or understood, or you might feel restless, ready to escape but nevertheless emotionally stuck. Aim to mentally detach yourself from tensions as much as possible.
ScorpioToday’s energies favor getting time to reflect, meditate, and detox emotionally, dear Scorpio. Business ideas are particularly sound and bright, and time spent thinking or working on your own is fruitful. You’re sensitive to give-and-take issues in a relationship these days. Today, in a challenging aspect, there can be a tendency to act compulsively or to see problems as bigger than they are with your two planetary rulers, Mars and Pluto, in a minor challenging aspect. You could feel suspicious and frustrated if someone seems to be withholding information or actively hiding something from you. You can be driven to get to the truth of a matter or to find an answer to a problem, but this can come at the cost of time, energy, and, perhaps most importantly, spirit. There can be agitation with communication or transportation delays, but impatience will only exacerbate the problem. Learn from what seems to be triggering your fears or frustrations, but aim to get to a more peaceful, self-kind frame of mind.
SagittariusConnecting with your happiness goals and dreams can be in sharper focus today, dear Sagittarius. Your sense of community or desire to interact openly and freely with others is vital–you want to get involved. With Mars in a challenging aspect to Pluto today, aim to be mindful of automatic responses to others or frustrating situations. There is a tendency for fear of losing a position, title, or person to dominate or drive behavior today. In your case, you or a partner/friend may be particularly possessive or acting jealously or controllingly as a result. Money or long-term security problems can also be a source of worry today. Consider ways to release tension or resentment productively.
CapricornWork and health matters continue to be a strong draw these days, dear Capricorn, and this can very often work to your advantage. However, there can be times when impatience or dealing with delays can interfere. A sense of urgency can interfere with your mood. With Mars and Pluto in a minor challenging aspect today, watch for a tendency to magnify or obsess over minor problems. Try not to drive yourself too hard. If you feel pressure to do so, examine why this may be the case. With Pluto in your sign, it’s possible that you’re expecting too much from yourself or fearful of losing face, a position, or a title. However, remind yourself that pushing yourself too hard and the resultant stress won’t get you closer to your goals in the long run.
AquariusA Mars-Pluto conflict today may be a little easier on you than most signs because Mars is in a compatible position with your sign, dear Aquarius. Still, it can serve up minor tension. Passions rise, and conflicts can result. There is also the possibility that a sense of urgency to fill your desires or a competitive insistence within you may lead you to push yourself too hard or needlessly clash with others. It’s a time when you might look at others suspiciously, as you can feel that they have a hidden agenda, or you might be tempted to manipulate if you’re not confident you’ll get what you want by being upfront and direct. Fortunately, being aware of this tendency helps you see things objectively. There is good energy with you for teaching and sharing. The feedback you receive from others tends to jumpstart your own thinking processes.
PiscesWatch today for pushing too hard or taking the long, arduous route to your goals when uncomplicated is better, dear Pisces. With today’s minor challenging aspect between Mars and Pluto, there is a tendency to misjudge what you can do or in what timeframe. Aim to bring problem areas and harbored resentments out into the open rather them allow them to drive your behavior. Manipulation can be a problem if you can’t see a clear and direct route to your goals, or others may attempt to use you to serve their hidden agendas. Tensions are temporary and can lead to greater understanding and the clearing of blocks with some sensitivity. Fortunately, you have it in scores.
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.