- The Moon is in Aries until 9:49 PM, when the Moon enters Taurus.
- A very brief void Moon period occurs today from 9:46 PM to 9:49 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 19th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from December 13th, 2023, to January 1st, 2024).
- Mercury Rx, Jupiter Rx, Uranus Rx, Chiron Rx.
- The Sun enters Capricorn today (the Sun is in Capricorn from December 21st to January 20th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Sun enters your career and reputation sector today, dear Aries, and during its month-long cycle, you’re in a good position to take charge of your life and clarify your long-term goals. While Mercury remains retrograde in this sector, you may be looking back before looking forward, but it’s still a powerful time of year for getting in touch with your ambitions. You have a good sense of smart moves and better positioning. You’re more aware of your impact on the world, how you contribute, and how others see you and what you have to offer. There can be a lot of attention in the coming month to your accomplishments and responsibilities. Today, it may be a little too easy to trigger frustration as Mars hooks into an awkward aspect with Uranus. Taming excessiveness keeps you in an even, smooth frame of mind.
TaurusThe Sun begins its transit of your adventure and spirit sector today, where it will visit until January 20th, dear Taurus. The desire for more than just the usual routine takes hold, and seeking experiences beyond the ordinary can become a big focus in the weeks ahead. This cycle is strong for learning, expanding your reach, promoting, publishing, and feeling out new ideas and possible goals. It brings your needs for life experience and excitement or mental refreshment to the fore. The routine elements of your life seem to be more drab and dull in your mind’s eye now, so take extra care to attend to important matters. Plans and projects made in recent months may require some adjustments and tweaks today, which can throw you off schedule but ultimately get you to a stronger place.
GeminiThe Sun begins its month-long transit of your solar eighth house today, and your intimate or private life assumes greater importance in the month ahead, dear Gemini. It’s a great time to develop your relationship with yourself and/or a special person or project in your life. You can learn much about your attachments and motivations in the upcoming weeks. This is a time when what’s below the surface of matters is especially intriguing, and you gravitate to solving mysteries or investigating a subject further. Power plays between you and others could be an issue, but aim to rise above them and instead find ways to increase your level of intimacy, whether with a partner or yourself. You can feel a little distracted today, however, and you’re particularly sensitive to skittishness or schedule changes.
CancerThe Sun begins its transit of your partnership sector today, bringing new and focused social energy into your life for the month ahead, dear Cancer. Relationships with others, especially those that involve one-on-one contact, come into a stronger focus now. Your key to success during this cycle is to honor the relationships you have and perhaps partner up to get some things done or pay a little more attention to feedback. It’s a strong period for ironing out differences in your relationships. You are especially willing to negotiate and reach compromises, earning you greater success with others. Today, try to be as flexible as possible and adapt to changes around you- plan strategies rather than push too hard. Flaws may appear in recent projects, and this is a time for making needed adjustments. Try to be patient even if you don’t feel you’re moving ahead fast enough.
LeoThe Sun moves into your sector of routines and habits today, launching a month-long transit that turns your strong attention to self-care, daily routines, work projects, and skills development, dear Leo. Good energy is with you in the coming month for taking charge of your daily affairs. You are taking more pride in your work, health, or the services you provide. It’s an ideal time for bringing more order to your life, starting with organizing your daily affairs and improving your health and wellness efforts and programs. It should be a busy time of year for you and a good time to get chores and errands done. Focusing on details brings rewards now. Until January 20th, bettering yourself and improving your lifestyle can figure strongly. Today brings matters of the heart to the fore, and while you can make some gains on creative and romantic levels, there can be some complications with plans. Loose ends may need tying. Changes in plans are likely.
VirgoThe Sun shines on your solar fifth house starting today and running until January 20th, dear Virgo. It’s a time when pleasure-seeking activities come into focus and grab your attention. This is the time of year when you are ready to perform and express yourself creatively. You find inspiration on creative and emotional levels more readily now, so take advantage! Your confidence gets a pleasing boost, and you’re especially tuned in to your needs for entertainment, self-expression, romance, hobbies, and creative outlets. Today, however, can be a little tense, particularly if you feel that you’re in a rut or a tough place. It’s all too easy to react with frustration. This can also be a time when recent plans seem to unravel a little, and adjustments are needed.
LibraThe Sun is now at the lowermost sector in your solar chart, dear Libra, and will transit here until January 20th, spotlighting your personal life. It’s a time for tending to your base and foundation on physical and emotional levels. Domestic and personal matters grab much of your attention now! Focus on finding contentment and peace on the homefront and with family now for the best results. This transit encourages you to find your center, seek more security, and lay down some roots. This transit emphasizes your personal space, family, domestic affairs, and your base of operations. You’re not only thinking of what you’d like to do, but you’re also ready to roll up your sleeves and make changes. Family may be especially supportive, or you’re investing more of your time in your domestic and personal life. Friends, work, and other life departments certainly get your attention, but your heart is with your home and personal life in the weeks ahead. Today, there is a stronger emphasis on learning and communicating, but some distractions or feelings of unrest as you could feel that you’re in the dark about what’s truly going on. Plans or projects initiated in recent months may need some tweaks.
ScorpioThe Sun moves into your communications and transportation sector today, where it will stay until January 20th, dear Scorpio. Mercury is already here, stimulating your curiosity and need for variety, although it’s currently retrograde, and you’re doing some looking back. This Sun cycle is a lively, busy one. There can be a lot of activity or comings and goings in your daily life, neighborhood, and immediate environment during this period. You could find you’re attending to more paperwork or communications, running errands, and making contact with others more frequently than usual. It may not be the best time of year to focus or specialize, but it’s excellent for juggling various things, multi-tasking, and diversifying. Today, tension may be building if you put too much pressure on yourself to achieve your goals. Watch that you don’t take on too much, as this can be counterproductive. Look for ways to shave down unrealistic expectations. Recent plans, particularly along business or financial lines, may seem to come apart at the seams a little today, making this a time of adjustments and edits rather than pushing ahead. Things smooth out only after a fair amount of effort.
SagittariusWith the Sun beginning its transit of your solar second house dear Sagittarius, you take more pride in what you can produce, build, and create in the weeks ahead. It’s a good cycle in which to take care of your prized belongings, bank account, and especially your self-esteem! Beyond ideas and plans, you’re most interested in practical applications in this cycle that lasts until January 20th. There is less emphasis now on personality development, which was the focus in the last four weeks, and more on what you can build! It’s a great time to establish your priorities. Taking charge of your financial affairs is highly appropriate at this time in your year. It’s also a great time to explore or develop natural talents. Today, with Mars in your sign forming an awkward angle with Uranus, not everything is likely to go as planned. Be prepared for a change of schedule.
CapricornUntil January 20th, you feel more in charge of your life than usual, dear Capricorn, with the Sun’s transit of your sign. Taking action comes more naturally than merely reacting to life. With all of the attention coming your way, you can feel quite motivated to improve your image, appearance, or manner to more accurately reflect the current “you.” It’s a time for making an impression on others. More importantly, you feel more in control of your life and your destiny. At the same time, it’s a powerful time to work on improving your connection to the world around you. There is a stronger emphasis on your personal plans and new beginnings. It’s appropriate to set personal goals now and then confidently pursue them, although Mercury spends more time in your sign while retrograde, and taking your time makes sense. Today’s energies are a little tricky: while there can be a change in plans or schedules, and this can be frustrating at first, you may end up feeling very much ahead if you use this time to make important tweaks.
AquariusYou begin a cycle today, active for the month ahead, that generally favors some withdrawal or better attention to your need for emotional refreshment, dear Aquarius. With the Sun transiting your privacy sector until January 20th, your goals may not be apparent for now, and they don’t need to be! It’s better to tap into your intuition and let things flow than to rush decision-making. It’s a good time for tidying up your life on emotional and mental levels. Tying up loose ends and attending to psychological health and happiness are in focus. You are inclined to pull back a little from excessively demanding or competitive situations as this period is one of the most introspective Sun transits of the year. Today’s energies are friendly for the most, but there can be some changes in plans or little upsets that throw off some of your plans.
PiscesThe Sun begins a month-long transit of your solar eleventh house today, dear Pisces, and you’ll be doing more connecting and socializing in the month ahead. You’re also more excited about your future and especially in touch with your dreams and ideals during this booster transit that lasts until January 20th. You benefit most when you recognize your need for others or a dream or goal to inspire you. This is a period for people watching, dreaming, interacting, and connecting with your revolutionary and progressive spirit. It’s not a time for tying you down but rather for enjoying new experiences and breaking free of some personal restrictions. Friendships can be significant now, whether they come into stronger focus or a new connection is made. Your attention is strongly drawn to your need to connect with like-minded individuals, contribute to your community, and network. Today, people can be easy on the trigger or particularly sensitive, and interactions can be a little messy. It’s not a great time to make an official statement; even a casual one may cause some problems now. If people don’t feel in control, they may be acting out. Prepare for interruptions and distractions, and focus on taking the necessary steps to get back on track.
* 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.