- The Moon is in Aries.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday and the Full Moon will occur on December 29th.
- Mars is not retrograde but is in its post-retrograde shadow until January 2, 2021.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Capricorn (the Sun is in Capricorn from December 21, 2020, to January 19, 2021).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Aries, bringing you visibility and clarity. Even so, if you’ve been harboring frustrations about a relationship, they can emerge in small but disruptive ways today. You can be both on the offensive and the defensive at different times today, but pushing matters will only lead to further tension and possible discouragement. It can be difficult to satisfy ego desires or to interact in healthy, happy ways temporarily. It may be better to wait it out and avoid pushing matters that need more time to unfurl naturally. Try to keep things straightforward and aboveboard so that there are no resentments or regrets. You may also feel torn between learning and doing today, and finding a balance is within reach.
TaurusToday and tomorrow are not ideal for steadiness with emotions, feelings, and affections, dear Taurus. Money matters may be problematic, or you might struggle with your next step, unsure whether to tend to others’ needs or your own when a compromise is truly the solution. Even so, your ambitions are stirring, and aspects today can help deepen your faith and confidence in your abilities. You simply need to get past minor tensions meant to stir you into action. There can be some concern that something from your past will surface and interfere with your current position. There’s a real tendency to see the differences between one another far more powerfully than the likenesses.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Gemini, and you more deeply connect with the need to decompress with undemanding situations. You’re more focused on plans and goals related to personal fulfillment at this time in the lunar month. There is nevertheless some tension stirring today. Confrontations today tend to be fruitless rather than lead to improvements, only because it seems a bit too early to fully understand the source of irritation. Mildly difficult energies now seem to get in the way of healthy, open relationship patterns. Still, if you aim to learn from glaring differences today, you can discover problem areas that need extra attention.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your solar tenth house, dear Cancer, and your frame of mind is earnest and responsible–perhaps a little serious. With more eyes on you at this time of the lunar month, you’re likely to check in with the rules or your own goals, which in turn can motivate you to push a little more. Unrest with friends and lovers is quite possible, however. Something is stirring, but because it’s hard to pinpoint, it’s not easy to express. Today’s tendency is for people to focus far too much on what they want, all the while neglecting to see the other side. Exacerbating problems is some confusion about true desires and needs. Be patient with others, but don’t get pulled into game playing. It will sap you of energy that you can better use elsewhere. As well, treat others with care while doing the same with yourself.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your solar ninth house, dear Leo, and others are genuinely appreciating your spirit. Your ability to attract people and things into your life runs high. You may be seeking some form of escape from the routine. Nevertheless, there can be some tension. Ideally, it’s the kind of stress that spurs you into mindful action, but it can also make you feel restless, uncertain where to direct your excess energy. You feel pulled in different directions, with demands from others either too much or strong but unclear. There can be pouting, drama, and minor but tricky relationship maneuvers going on now. Avoid letting these things drain you. Impatience won’t help you to move things forward if they’re not ready to move.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your solar eighth house, dear Virgo, and you’re viewing the world a little differently from an observer’s position. You may find yourself in the position to play detective, which can be quite useful and enjoyable. Family matters, domestic activities, and financial affairs are in the spotlight these days, and today is no exception. You tend to protect your heart more than usual. If you’re feeling a little restless now, your instincts could be to take small risks or to stir up a bit of trouble. Interactions can be stimulating but perhaps a little too competitive for your liking. Aim to recognize the need to let go of something just a little if you find yourself holding on so tightly that you’re stressing yourself out.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Libra, which is another way of saying it’s in your opposing sign. You’re inclined to give close relationships special attention at this time of the lunar month, or you seek some feedback. There can be heightened sensitivity to relationship problems and impatience with mechanical things, slow responses, and other small delays. People can very easily grate on your nerves, even though you’re also seeking company. There’s a tendency to be reactive. It may be that you’re harboring resentful feelings, but you’re not quite ready to express why this is the case, particularly if you’ve felt that someone is too often putting their agenda before yours.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, dear Scorpio, and you’re especially interested in making your resources, job, or routines work for you. Today’s energies are on the tense side–it’s all too easy to overreact or stress yourself out. You may be feeling conflicted as part of you wants to especially productive, and another part would prefer to enjoy the moment. It may be easy to have healthy conversations when both parties are trying to get their way. Ego conflicts can ensue, and it can be too easy to lose sight of what’s truly important. If you’ve been overreaching or overdoing, it becomes obvious today and tomorrow that it’s best to tone things down for the sake of more enjoyment.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your sector of joy and creativity, dear Sagittarius, and expressing yourself in unique ways comes naturally. You seek to refresh and rejuvenate yourself through activities you genuinely enjoy. There can be tensions nevertheless, but consider that clearing your life of those things that you no longer need can be mind-clearing as well. Watch for worries about relationships eating away at the happiness of your day. Love is easy to attract, but it may not be easy to get the timing right today. Watch for impatience or impulsiveness, particularly on a social level. Dissatisfaction, worries, and concerns are possibly but temporary. In fact, discomfort can motivate you to make improvements if you can manage to channel it well.
CapricornEven with the Moon in your quiet, retiring solar fourth house, there can be a somewhat chaotic feeling to the day, dear Capricorn. There may be some resentful feelings you’re dealing with now. Instead, vague tensions leave you feeling restless until you get in touch with your true desires. You could feel that others are trying to take the reins while you remain in a state of limbo. Tensions today tend to come from a feeling of pressure to push a matter that’s not ready to go. Hot-headedness only leads to more trouble. The moodiness of family members or troubles on the home front could be stirring. It can take a bit of time to get into a pleasant groove today, and it would help if you had more time to sort out your needs and wants.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your busy communications sector, dear Aquarius. Your curiosity is big, and your dreams and wishes inspire and motivate you. Even so, today’s energies are on the picky, somewhat tense side. Ideally, pressures you feel now challenge you to make positive change. You could have difficulty deciding whether you want space or attention today, and in truth, you may not be completely content with either! Sharp, impatient wording should be avoided, as it can make too many waves now. It can be all too easy to get worked up over minor issues when the source of tension runs deeper. If others are not as warm as you’d like them to be, do your best to set feelings aside and instead concentrate on those things that you can control, change, and improve.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Pisces, putting you in a good place to apply your intuition to money or practical matters. Your heart is in making things work. You could feel a little put off by someone trying to push an issue with you, or the tension comes from off-timing, in general. Impatience can come from restlessness, which can lead to you seeking out indulgent–or expensive–things and activities to soothe you. It may be best to slow yourself down and tame your desires if they’re ruling your day, at least until you know the true, deeper source of your problems.
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.