- The Moon is in Taurus.
- The void period of the Moon occurs from 7:41 PM forward (until the Moon enters Gemini tomorrow morning).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We are between the First Quarter Moon which occurred on the 15th and the Full Moon which will occur in the sign of Cancer on December 22nd.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow phase until December 24th.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx (until January 6th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Changes are in the air, and they do seem to be quite positive, dear Aries, but you can be experiencing some self-doubt today. This is a useful process even though it can feel a little deflating initially. Anxiety can creep into many areas of life and subtly undermine general happiness if you let it. There are solutions to problems to be found from circumstances today, so do take your time before coming to any concrete conclusions. Your intuition will be back on track shortly. Keep sincere detachment from the day’s events for best results so that you can observe and process. You may want the input of a trusted friend or partner, just for the time being, but don’t go along with something if your heart isn’t in it. Your confidence increases as the day progresses. By tomorrow, you’re coming up with truly fresh and exciting ideas. There can be a travel, overseas, educational, publishing, promotional, or adventurous opportunity.
There can be some confusion revolving around boundaries in relationships today, dear Taurus, with the Sun and Chiron in conflict. This is not an ideal day for bold actions and sweeping decisions. Avoid making sweeping statements, too, or engaging in a heart to heart just for now. Keeping a low profile until you sort things out is probably for the best. You are aware of so many choices and possibilities that making a decision is almost painful. You may be doubting a lover or friend today on some level, but this may only be about insecurities. There can be new information or sudden awareness later today or tomorrow that awakens all sorts of needs in you, and it’s a positive feeling. The urge to do something entirely different and exciting can grab hold. Something may need to be put to rest or left behind so that you realize a fabulous gain.
In general, there is likely to be some level of confusion today, dear Gemini, and there can be a whole lot of it going on inside you, even though it’s all likely to lead to something very positive. You will be less hesitant and more determined as the day progresses. Important conversations, meetings, or connections are best saved for another day when things are steadier. Take your time while confidence is low and doubts surface. There could also be some serious emotional slush emerging today that can take over your thoughts and influence your choices. Pay close attention to what appears now, as it can point to the very fears, resentments, or anger that you are being called upon to put behind you. The Moon spends the day in the sign just behind yours. While it will enter your sign as soon as tomorrow, today requires some laying low or extra rest.
With the Sun and Chiron in conflict today, dear Cancer, you might feel demotivated and slightly under the weather just for a short spell. As you may be a little unsure of yourself, or you could be perceiving matters from a place of insecurity or fear, it may be better to keep your thoughts to yourself just for the time being. You could be extra sensitive to your surroundings and to what people say (and how they say it). While you sense a need for changes and improvements, a solid plan can elude you. This is a time for sticking with the familiar until you rebuild confidence. Despite all of this, things are certainly looking up. Towards the end of the day and into tomorrow, it’s time to start pushing boundaries. People in your life may be a tad over-zealous in their beliefs and opinions today, and perhaps a small part of you is envious of those who seem braver and more adventurous than yourself. As long as you don’t absorb others’ tension, and focus instead on what you’d like to accomplish, you should have an eye-opening day.
You may be dealing with some ambiguous relations with others, dear Leo, or with cosmic energy that feels a little clogged as the Sun and Chiron form a square today. You might question a recent endeavor or plan. If you’re uncertain about your plans, you won’t easily attract others’ support, so you might want to wait until a better day to pitch an idea. Pace yourself today so that stress is minimal. Mixing business and pleasure may not be wise at the moment. Even if doubts are with you, however, allowing yourself to break the routine and to be a little adventurous can help you to overcome some of your fears. If you keep yourself in a rut, self-doubt and hesitance can have you feeling off your game temporarily. Small personal triumphs can be had and enjoyed. Higher education pursuits can thrive now. Even with doubt or frustration, you seem to come out of it all with more courage.
Others may seem to doubt you today, and this can be quite unsettling, dear Virgo. However, keep in mind that people tend to be so rooted in their issues that they can’t seem to see others clearly right now. As well, the changes taking place today are ultimately very positive, and in future days you’ll see vast improvements to your relationships, even if it doesn’t quite seem to be the case just yet. Avoid over-explaining yourself, as tempting as it may be to do. Let your good character speak for itself. Tonight and tomorrow, you are likely to come up with some innovative ideas, particularly when it comes to family and home matters. Intimate matters are likely to be strong, although some discomfort or insecurity may be involved in the process of moving forward. Allow yourself to enjoy others by detaching yourself a little from your fears and insecurities, as good energy is with you for pushing beyond your usual limits and barriers.
People tend to be stuck in their issues right now, dear Libra, but we’re heading to some nice changes. You may need to deal with some doubt before pressing forward. Just for now, it can be hard to make sense of the signals you’re receiving from others. Do what you can to muster up not only patience but trust that things will right themselves with just a little time. It can be all too easy to lose focus if others are making demands and you entertain them, and even though you can be feeling put upon or taken advantage of, part of you may be going along just to make everyone happy, which can ultimately frustrate you. As the day advances, it’s easier to let go of these worries and approach your life with more spirit and faith. This is especially the case if you give yourself some time to recharge after a spell of feeling drained and indecisive. This is a day for seeking out a stronger feeling of security, not for bold new moves, but later today, you’ll feel ready to make changes.
Some confusion over boundaries or differences in values can feel glaring now, dear Scorpio, but it can be difficult to know what to do with it all. Solutions seem out of reach, or you’re just too tired to think of them. New insights into your career path, money and resources, or a work project can emerge later today, and these can truly propel you forward. However, getting there can be a bit of a struggle. It’s important not to miss opportunities due to insecurities or doubt. Sometimes spells of being a little downcast or skeptical can help fill you with more courage, mainly because you quickly tire of feeling vulnerable, and this may very well be the case today. Take your time with big decisions until you’re really feeling back to normal.
It can be a mildly confusing day for the most, dear Sagittarius, although things seem to straighten out towards the end of the day. Changes are in the works, and they’re very positive ones, but tend to create some level of confusion at the outset. You might be especially sensitive about family or personal matters today, or you could find that something triggers your vulnerabilities and sets you a little off track. It’s temporary, however. Don’t worry too much if others seem to be doubting you now. This, too, will pass quickly. The Sun in your sign is reaching an excellent aspect with innovative Uranus, exact tomorrow, but in effect by later today. It’s a great time for expressing enthusiasm, and for others coming on board. Doors may be opening for you concerning travel, romance, and creative pursuits. Don’t miss them by succumbing to feelings of doubt or temporary shyness. If you are a little fearful about expressing yourself now, push yourself a little further.
Communications can easily go awry as they are misunderstood at times today, dear Capricorn, and it’s best to avoid scheduling important meetings or discussions now. It may be best to save it for a better day when lines aren’t crossing. Even so, it may be a good idea to keep your eyes to opportunities to get closer to someone, as these are very real right now. Pushing yourself above your insecurities can be worth the effort. A significant change is in the works, and while its benefits are not yet clear, you are likely to receive a boost of confidence nevertheless. Getting through your schedule or routine could be a tad challenging since your mind is somewhere else altogether – on your personal issues. While there can be some discomfort or sensitivity to deal with, as the day advances, your courage to improve and put frustrating situations behind you dominates.
You’re heading towards important changes, dear Aquarius, and today requires some reorientation. The boundaries with friends may be a little blurred today. You might feel like someone is overstepping the bounds and this can cause you to feel self-protective, for example. There is a general air of confusion today, so keep in mind that the atmosphere is ripe for misunderstandings. Under these conditions, try to avoid making any commitments that you might later regret. Changes in important life departments are imminent, but today you may not feel quite ready for them. You may deal with a doubt or fear about precisely what you can handle. This is likely to be a brief feeling, and although it may not seem productive, if you examine why you are feeling this way, you might discover something important about yourself. As the day progresses, your confidence is likely to build. Tonight and tomorrow can be empowering. This is a strong time for new visions and possibilities. There may very well be a new avenue of communication that opens up with someone special today, but don’t let insecurities or uncertainty interfere with grabbing this opportunity. Open the airways, communicate, and encourage others to do so as well.
There is a real feeling of change in the air today, dear Pisces, but along with it, there comes some confusion! The temptation to agree with others is strong now but could lead to misrepresentation or problems later. Alternatively, if someone seems to be trying to make you insecure today, know that it stems from their insecurities, and perhaps they’re trying to get a rise out of you only to feed their own need for attention. Later today, there is a shift in energy that is more future-oriented and upbeat. It may feel as if life is speeding up enough to pull you out of a funk. You can come up with a fabulous new work-related or money-making idea today or tomorrow, but you could also be wrestling with self-doubt today. It’s essential that you push yourself past your fears and embrace new ideas and opportunities.
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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.