- The Moon is in Taurus.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- 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 spends its first full day in Capricorn (the Sun is in Capricorn from December 21st to January 20th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s Sun-Mercury alignment can prompt you to review recent ideas, projects, or decisions, dear Aries, particularly about business or longer-term life-path matters. Ambitions, career, responsibilities, or reputation issues can be in focus with the Sun coming together with retrograde Mercury in your solar tenth house. You’re starting to approach life direction and long-term goals in new ways that can be fruitful, leading to significant new ideas. You can get a sense of your next step or insight into particular directions you’ve been taking. Your communications have more impact than usual, and with Mercury still retrograde, it’s best to be selective with your words, keeping in mind that misunderstandings remain possible. Your observations today can be invaluable later, but it’s still not the best time for major decision-making. The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, meeting Jupiter there. With this combination, you may want to settle in and get comfortable. You could benefit from a focus on your practical affairs and fundamental needs. You might come across practical knowledge that you can put to good use.
TaurusYou can see things in new ways with the Sun and retrograde Mercury aligning in your solar ninth house today, dear Taurus. As well, with the Moon and Jupiter joining forces in your sign, your desire to express yourself or to do something fun and exciting is strong. Thoughts might turn to the past or recent decisions and plans, and your new take on a situation is helpful. The conversations you engage in now can be inspiring and enlightening. Education, transportation, beliefs, or publishing issues can be in stronger focus. What you read and hear about today can be invaluable for future projects or inspire new thinking and ideas that have the power to stick with you for some time to come. It can be a time to draw upon your experience and create something new or see new layers of a situation you previously overlooked. Compelling interests and ideas can emerge. People seem to especially enjoy your company, and expressing yourself through spontaneous, engaging, and perhaps unusual activities can be especially rewarding.
GeminiYou can benefit from working behind the scenes, preparation efforts, and building inner strength today, dear Gemini. Comfort with yourself and your limits can be in focus and can be satisfying. Strength is coming from within right now, even if it sometimes feels like you’re a little fragile emotionally. New insight into an old relationship or your own psyche can be enlightening and quite useful! The Sun aligns with retrograde Mercury in your solar eighth house, making it a powerful time to delve into your feelings and intimate thoughts. If you’re a little self-absorbed now, it may very well be a valuable exercise. Thoughts, ideas, news, or conversations about private or financial matters can lead to important directions or developments in the future. You can gain a big clue or further information on a matter, but it’s not yet time for a conclusion–there’s more to the story!
CancerYou see new layers of a situation today, dear Cancer, as the Sun aligns with retrograde Mercury. You look at a matter or person from the past differently, and the illumination of a relationship matter can be most significant. You won’t have all the facts or answers right now–it’s a process–but this is a time for some helpful rethinking of matters. Seeing both sides of a situation helps round out your thinking, ultimately leading to better decisions. Counseling and advice can be in focus and helpful. There can be a meaningful conversation with a partner, or someone’s feedback can make all the difference in your life today. The Moon’s transit of your sector of dreams, wishes, and friendship all day is a happy one, and its meeting with Jupiter there multiplies the joy even further. Benefits come from reaching out to others.
LeoYour comfort with your role or responsibilities radiates nicely outward today, dear Leo. As well, you approach problems from a different angle today, as the Sun and retrograde Mercury align in your work and health sector. It’s a helpful process–you see some of the details of your life that you previously missed. Gaining meaningful insight into a work, chore, or health issue can figure strongly. Ideas you come up with now can have great significance later. You are the go-to person for help or information, and you enjoy this role today! It’s better to think about what you can do to improve and tweak current projects and ideas than to start all-new ones, but your thinking in this regard is creative. Today is strong for feeling appreciated and motivated to do your best. With enthusiasm, you may be tempted to overdo, which is a tendency you may want to watch, but there can be real enjoyment of taking care of business and pursuing your goals.
VirgoToday’s energies motivate you to express yourself in new ways that are non-traditional but very satisfying, dear Virgo. Reviewing past ideas can lead to new methods that can be very important in the coming months. Today’s conversations or ideas can serve as significant turning points. Your attitude about future growth and improvement is evolving as the Sun aligns with retrograde Mercury. Someone from your past could reappear, or an old issue looks very different! You might lay something to rest or refine a goal or approach. Further information or an epiphany about a creative or romantic matter can figure strongly. The Moon spends the day in your sector of spirit and meets with optimistic Jupiter there. You might enjoy a mind-expanding or pleasant conversation. Try to tame impulses to go overboard so that you can enjoy this excellent energy for instruction, learning, and guidance.
LibraThe Sun aligns with retrograde Mercury in your solar fourth house today, dear Libra, and you want to make sense of matters from the past. The tendency is to look back, analyze, and reconsider. You’re in great shape for doing some exploration, as ideas that result from today’s musings and communications can have long-term importance. You might gain a new understanding of a past, home, or family matter. It’s a good day for releasing a problem through a conversation with someone you trust. Still, it’s best to observe, take notes, and muse rather than lock something down for now. The Moon transits your intimacy sector all day and meets up with optimistic Jupiter there, and sharing a secret or personal burden can be purging. Instead, you could be motivated to handle a problem.
ScorpioYou tend to attract happy and supportive situations into your life today, dear Scorpio. With the Sun and retrograde Mercury in alignment, you might revive a past interest or view a current one in a new light. There can be helpful conversations and musings figuring strongly. Ideas generated now, especially about learning, personal interests, communication, neighbors, connections, and siblings, can be especially significant. For example, they might kickstart a long-term pursuit or lead you in an important new direction. While this can be a turning point, it may be best to postpone big launches until more information completes the picture–Mercury is still retrograde until January 1st. For now, it’s a great time to observe, get a feel for a matter, and take notes.
SagittariusYou can feel especially good about self-improvement efforts today, dear Sagittarius. You have an eye for what needs to change to make your daily life more efficient and fulfilling. Today’s transits also encourage you to look at things a little differently, particularly regarding money or practical matters. With the Sun and retrograde Mercury aligning in your sector of money, business, valuables, talents, and personal possessions today, pay special attention to ideas coming in now. Whether they emerge from within or outside of you, something falls into place, and it can feel magical. It’s a time to see a matter in a new light, and benefits come from doing so. You might decide to give someone, an old project, or a situation another look or the benefit of the doubt. Only some things are likely to make sense, as is often the case with new beginnings, but what comes out of conversations and thoughts today can be significant later. Keep in mind that what you say today can be more memorable than usual, so be sure to choose your words well.
CapricornYou see problems in new ways today, with the Sun and retrograde Mercury coming together in your sign, dear Capricorn. You’ll surely arrive at interesting conclusions and insights as you take stock of recent events and draw upon the past for ideas. You are especially “heard” and generally received well, but with more impact and Mercury still retrograde, you may want to take special care when communicating. Aim to clear out the mental clutter to make room in your mind for positive thoughts and new ideas. Observations made now can lead to significant and long-term improvements. It can be worthwhile to consider ideas to make changes that give you a stronger feeling of well-being. You’re seeking something special today, and emotionally arousing activities satisfy you the most today. A need to create and express yourself uniquely is in the spotlight. You are more fulfilled when you can bring something unique to the world.
AquariusToday’s Moon brings out a happy need to nest, dear Aquarius. It’s easy to enjoy domestic, quiet, or indoor comforts. You’ll likely want to spoil or pamper yourself and loved ones just a little. Today’s transits can also prompt meaningful new insights into your innermost feelings, the past, or a long-term problem. As the Sun and retrograde Mercury align in your solar twelfth house, you receive interesting clues from your impressions and dreams. It would be best to let go of bad attitudes or situations, and how to do so seems more apparent today. There could be a secret revealed or an epiphany that leads you to view old problems or a past matter in a very telling new light. The information you come across today can be significant regarding putting something behind you. A new or renewed project can be more appealing and motivating.
PiscesWarmth in your interactions can figure strongly today, dear Pisces, and you’re in good shape for teaching and learning. Your ideas and kindness draw others in. The Sun and retrograde Mercury meet in your sector of social connections, dreams, and hopes today, prompting some rethinks. Important thinking, news, or conversations give you new insight into recent events, decisions, or problems, and these are illuminating today. They’re likely to relate to friends, projects, and relationships with this transit occurring in your social sector. You can be especially sensitive to what’s happening around you and what’s communicated right now. Still, you’re gathering valuable information, and it’s a great time for processing, reviewing, and rediscovering old interests or plans. While this insight is still in its new and raw stages, it puts you on the road to brand-new beginnings. Memories or surprise meetings can change your perspective.
* 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.