- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is in its Last Quarter phase until 9:40 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent 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:
AriesWith minor but tricky aspects in the first half of the day, dear Aries, practical matters may serve to irritate you. Delays and technical problems can interrupt the fun. You might swing from pie-in-the-sky to negative thinking, making it a less-than-ideal day for making big purchases and business decisions. While a lack of clarity is likely, your personal appeal is strong, and energy is good when you know where to direct it. Keeping in mind that people around you require a little more care and sensitivity than usual can help you out. The desire to go your own way and express yourself boldly is with you, but circumstances are such that you may need to sugarcoat things or be especially diplomatic. Problems now may lead to straightening out and correcting errors, making it a good learning experience or period for handling details that help you in the long run. As the day advances, you might bond with someone over shared basic values or business ideas. Ideas, media, and special-interest projects and activities can help you heal.
TaurusThe first half of the day can produce minor tensions, dear Taurus. You may be dealing with mixed messages and minor irritations or delays, whether because you’re sending out confusing signals or others are doing so. The tendency to act in conditioned rather than mindful ways is strong with current transits, and you would do well to identify these patterns so that you can step around them. Tensions can be of the internal or interactive variety, and they may very well relate to differences of opinion or values, or they can be about money. There can be a strong desire to get out and about but an equally compelling need to stick to what you know, and misunderstandings or indecision can ensue. Avoid explaining yourself to people who are being narrow-minded but take the time to make things right with those who deserve your attention. Even so, dissatisfaction might only resolve given a little time, and sometimes leaving something alone makes the most sense. As the day advances, you enjoy a feeling of growth and productivity. It may be that someone encourages your independence and self-confidence, or that you help guide someone, and it’s rewarding.
GeminiThe temporary inability to read situations well in the first half of the day is due to tricky transits, dear Gemini. Aim to stay positive, even if others are critical or negative, and try not to work yourself up over minor annoyances. Slowing down and not pushing too hard can help you regain your composure. This way, you’ll make far better decisions later. Energy is indirect and a little convoluted, and there are better times for healthy conversations, but consider that you might need some personal space before feeling refreshed again. A sense that you might stir the pot too much if you ask for something directly is with you, yet you still want to fill your desires. People can easily feel slighted, and perhaps it’s better to avoid drama, which can very easily escalate. Plans drawn up now may never come to pass. Rhythms in relationships can be off temporarily, but don’t let this define you or determine your next move. The day advances with much promise. In fact, it becomes a good time to connect with others, particularly related to emotional health or finances. You can experience a powerful draw to someone on an intimate level now. The desire to take action to improve your life or enjoy the moment takes hold.
CancerSituations and people may leave you feeling drained or confused in the first half of the day, dear Cancer, with minor challenging transits active. Energies are vacillating, and indecision or doubt is likely. Focusing on the past or responding habitually in ways that didn’t bring you success in the past are tendencies that have no rewards now. Wants and needs are at cross-purposes to one another. Some introspection can help you center yourself and get in touch with your heart’s desire since the appropriate channels for releasing energy may not be temporarily unavailable to you. Try to get in touch with what you genuinely want, realistically speaking, as not knowing can be a significant source of restlessness and misunderstanding. You find it easier to focus on those things that motivate and energize you as the day advances. You seem to more easily attract people who are supportive or who encourage your happiness goals.
LeoIt can be challenging to feel in sync in the first half of the day, dear Leo, both on the inside with conflicting with one another and with others. As such, it can be hard to make satisfying decisions or plans without some feeling that you may be missing out elsewhere. Compounding matters, the responses you’re receiving are confusing. Perceptions of value can be just a bit skewed or off. Concentrating on what you can do at this moment to lessen your load is best, and it gets easier as the day advances. It’s a good time to learn a new topic or delve into a subject more deeply.
VirgoIf you feel out of the loop, which is likely right now, dear Virgo, aim to hold off on confronting the issue. Be easy on yourself since pushing can lead to mistakes. You could be giving off mixed signals, but who can blame you? It’s hard to project confidence and clarity if you’re not feeling these things inside. People around you can be blowing hot and cold in the first half of the day, but try not to take this personally–it’s likely they are just as undecided as you are. Besides, it’s temporary. Tensions in your career or regarding your duties are minor, but they can dampen your enthusiasm nevertheless. There is a tendency today to either neglect to see the value of valuable people and things or to over-value something that doesn’t deserve that kind of attention. As the day advances, it’s far easier to focus on what’s working in your life or to roll up your sleeves and fix problems.
LibraChallenging aspects in the first half of the day are minor, but potentially irritating, dear Libra. You can feel vaguely unsettled or undecided. Your perceptions may not be as reliable as they usually are, and reading too much into a situation may be more trouble than it’s worth. As much as possible, avoid spiraling thoughts and wrestling with regrets or recent decisions. You could be dealing with people who won’t budge on a matter or the opposite, lacking the confidence to make a firm decision, and either way, it’s frustrating. Or, there can be an inner conflict between a desire to get out and about and a need to stick with familiar people and situations. Avoid flip decisions and try to stay in the moment. Refinements are needed for incomplete or weak plans. As the day advances, you may be surprised at the many options to enjoy yourself, helping you rise above the challenges.
ScorpioIn the first half of the day, there can be minor disappointments or the need to retrace your steps, dear Scorpio. There can be mild disconnects with others. Today is one of those times when people seem to drain your energy, whether because of our expectations of them or, more directly, their negativity. It’s less than ideal for focus due to many distractions, but energy for practical matters is better than for relationships, and you may want to concentrate on getting some of your work done. Happily, minor errors or delays can lead to tightening up weak or problem areas in your life, even if they are initially inconvenient. There could be difficulties in making decisions related to a relationship or financial matter. However, practical thinking and taking things step by step will get you there. As the day advances, energies are good for building your faith and confidence and making or boosting connections.
SagittariusThinking and communicating can be nonproductive in the first half of the day, dear Sagittarius. Current transits suggest poor timing or the need to retrace your steps before going forward. Mental disconnects can frustrate, for example. Examine why this may be since insecurities can be at the root. There is a strong potential for small matters to escalate into full-blown dramas. Timing can be off in small ways, so consider taking care of important business another day. Decision-making about purchases and relationships, in particular, should probably wait. As the day advances, however, people seem more supportive of your goals–or, at least, cooperative. Interactions can be inspired and inspiring.
CapricornThere can be some difficulty fulfilling your desires in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn. You can feel tugs from different people and relationships, and it’s disorienting. Self-doubt may be part of this but treat any hesitance you feel now as a chance to slow down and make adjustments. While you’re generally received well these days with Venus in your sign, you might not be able to bask temporarily with some awkwardness in social situations. Slight tweaks and adjustments may be necessary if you’re looking to get something you want. Don’t push things for now, though. It may not be worth the convoluted energy! Avoid taking any negative feedback too personally, as well, focusing instead on what you can improve going forward. Solutions to problems may not be immediately apparent, but they’ll come! Until then, do what you can and make yourself proud in the activities you do choose to take on.
AquariusIt can be difficult to honestly trust your perceptions when emotions are involved today, dear Aquarius. Minor but tricky aspects can find you yearning for more and psychically sensitive in the first half of the day. Old issues you thought you had put behind you may only have been buried and now emerge, occupying your mind, or a bad dream can affect your mood. You may feel out of sync when it comes to pursuing your desires. It can be challenging catching up, so do your best to avoid taking on more. If old patterns of interacting with someone are frustrating, try to break out of it on your end and see if that makes a difference. Part of you wants to get involved, and another part just wants to escape! Avoid expecting too much; instead, focus on what you have in front of you. Happily, this is easy as the day advances. Playful entertainment can help you work through frustrations or is a good outlet for expressing yourself and connecting with others.
PiscesMinor but tricky aspects in the first half of the day can lead to some off timing, dear Pisces. There can be a strong desire to believe in someone, but at the same time, fear that you’ll discover reasons not to! Relationships may be a little tricky, and it’s a toss-up whether they need extra attention to keep them running smoothly or if it’s better to give people space and avoid overthinking problems. Friendly gestures may be taken the wrong way, something said can be misinterpreted, and there may be other minor social hiccups. Family relations may be a little tense and can interrupt your fun. As the day advances, however, you’re ready to make the most of things. You’ll find that diplomacy takes you far, and mutually beneficial relationships are in focus.
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.