- The Moon is in Taurus.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 2:28 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous 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.
- Mercury returns to Sagittarius today (Mercury is in Sagittarius from December 23rd to January 13th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury continues in retrograde motion until January 1st, dear Aries, and re-enters your adventure and learning sector today. You’ll be going over recent plans or revisiting old decisions as new information emerges. It makes sense to check your facts before expressing your opinions too forcefully, as information you receive may not be complete. Happily, it’s an excellent time for reviewing recently made plans, particularly those revolving around higher education, travel, and personal or professional expansion. There may be a need for review and reworking, but save making solid plans or commitments for after the new year for the best results. While confidence can sometimes be low today, streamlining comes naturally as the day advances. You could find that letting go of a desire to find all the answers helps you get to a much better place.
TaurusRetrograde Mercury backs up into your intimacy sector today, dear Taurus, and will stay there until January 13th. While Mercury is still retrograde (until January 1st), you might go over financials, dilemmas, or intimate conversations that you once thought were finished or finalized. Aim to look at problems, particularly those revolving around shared finances, debts, and balance of power in a relationship, from a new angle or perspective. If they’re re-emerging, they must be put to rest another way! Focus less on the details or facts and more on the bigger picture or what it all means. You’ll be in a better place to make final agreements after the 1st. While today can feature some indecision, you enjoy refreshment on mental levels. You might discover a new channel for communicating. The Moon spends the day in your sign, turning up the emotional volume.
GeminiRetrograde Mercury heads back into your partnership sector today, dear Gemini, and a relationship matter that you thought was resolved may re-emerge for handling. It’s not the time to look for clear answers or for communications to go over precisely as intended while Mercury continues to retrograde here until the 1st. Delays may ultimately help you to understand your situation better, however. They can also lead to creative and new ways of expressing yourself that end up working in your favor. A little skepticism at the moment can’t hurt, as all is not as it seems. While there can be some indecision today, some pleasant, supportive aspects can boost your emotional health or family life. It’s a good time to learn more about your inner workings and motivations.
CancerMercury, still moving in retrograde, slips back into your work and health sector today, dear Cancer. It can be difficult to see or learn all the facts regarding work or health matters, so schedules can easily become mixed up, or projects you began last month need revision. There may be the need to review, redo, or double-check your work. Old problems at work or chores can resurface, and projects you thought were completed may need reworking over the coming week. It’s a fabulous time, however, for tackling a work problem from a new angle and seeing a project in a new light. Delays now give you the chance to reconsider things to your benefit. Today, you might strengthen a friendship or bring something unique to a group. Rebelliousness and freedom issues are themes, but there can be pleasure and spiciness in your interactions. Turning your attention to the outside world or your loftier goals can be just what you need to gain perspective today.
LeoMercury, moving in retrograde motion, slips back into your sector of romance, creativity, and children today, dear Leo. Mercury will remain here until January 13th but will end its retrograde on the 1st. Communication is not likely to be straightforward in these areas, although you stand to learn much from viewing and approaching matters in a new way, perhaps redoing some things and getting it better this time around. You are thinking and expressing yourself differently, trying new styles. You may be revisiting old conversations or decisions. Remember that your communications may not always be taken in the way you intend. From the 13th, you’re likely to see forward motion and clearer decisions made. You feel freer to explore ideas and projects you love today. Your intuition is strong for practical matters, business, money, and career. You can experience a battle between your desire to get things done and your need to relax and blend in with your surroundings today, however. Confidence-building makes the most sense right now.
VirgoRetrograde Mercury moves back into your home and family sector today, dear Virgo, where it will stir your desire to make contact and communicate with family members and organize your domestic life. Communication with family may not be as straightforward as you’d like, or there can be some level of chaos or mechanical problems around the home that require your attention in the week ahead due to Mercury’s continuing retrograde. Past problems can resurface for review. In fact, you may be looking at a recent decision in a new way. After January 1st, when Mercury turns direct, plans unblock and clear up, and thinking about personal and domestic issues clarify. You get the opportunity to strengthen, redo, or rethink some issues, and it’s to your benefit, even if it’s sometimes annoying! Today, an entirely new activity can help bring emotional refreshment. Crossed wires can cause some minor issues and muddled plans, but you might discover alternate ways to enjoy yourself.
LibraMercury, still retrograde, moves back into your communications sector today, dear Libra. Communications are unlikely to be straightforward until January 1st, and taking a break from the routine can be refreshing and revealing. Watch not only what you say but how you say it, as the chances of being misunderstood run a little higher than usual. Until January 1st, matters surrounding school, transportation, and basic communications can involve some confusion. Some information may be missed or missing. On th eother hand, you might look back at old projects and find interesting information that helps you in the present. Be flexible and vigilant with marking important appointments and errands on your calendar, but look at recent decisions in new ways for the best results. After the 1st, things unblock, and information you’re waiting for can trickle in. Mercury will continue to transit your solar third house until January 13th, and personal interests are a strong draw.
ScorpioRetrograde Mercury heads back into your finance sector today, dear Scorpio. Mercury will stay here until January 13th but will only be retrograde until January 1st. It’s a time to review financial matters, and it’s not ideal for entirely new significant purchases. You may be dealing with lost or misplaced possessions or reconsidering a purchase or business decision now. You’ll be looking at things from a new or different perspective, which can lead you to new conclusions or find something you lost or overlooked in the past. From the 1st, these things begin to straighten out, clarity comes, and blanks fill in, slowly but surely. Any delays faced until then allow you to reconsider your approach. Today, while you can be more sensitive to imbalances in relationships than usual, it’s a good time to connect with your feelings and sort them out if they interfere with clarity.
SagittariusMercury, still retrograde, moves back into your sign today, dear Sagittarius, where it will spend the rest of its retrograde — until the 1st. Mercury will stay in your sign until January 13th, but until January 1st, it’s still retrograde. Be careful that you don’t entirely misread a situation, particularly a relationship, as wishful thinking can cloud your thinking today. Some personal plans may stall or appear to move backward. It’s time to review and not the time to draw important conclusions or finalize agreements. So be it if it takes you a little longer to make decisions–it may very well be to your advantage to wait and see. Allow yourself room to think and decide rather than pressure yourself to come to quick conclusions. Despite some moodiness today, you’re motivated to get your daily affairs into order, and the need to be productive and useful kicks in.
CapricornRetrograde Mercury moves out of your sign and back into your privacy sector today, dear Capricorn, and you can be a little more mysterious or perhaps misunderstood until the 1st. Decision-making can be complex in the week ahead as you play with different possibilities or wait for information. Your mind can frequently turn back to the same problem, but it can be vague if you’re not in touch. Some of your recent decisions or projects can come up for review now. Now is the time to approach your feelings from an entirely new angle instead of sweeping things under the carpet. It may not be until after January 13th, when Mercury moves back into your sign, that you feel much clearer or equipped to make a big decision, but things unblock from January 1st onward. Today, you seek things that will take you away from the routine, or at least ideas or concepts that excite you mentally. With a conversation or further thought, problems seem far more manageable now.
AquariusMercury, still retrograde, moves back into your friends and dreams sector today, emphasizing your communications with associates, groups, and friends, dear Aquarius. It also is a time for hatching ideas for the future, but watch for missing information or fuzzy thinking. Returning to past issues with a friend is very possible now and for the rest of Mercury’s retrograde until January 1st. However, it’s also a time for a new way of tackling the same old problem if it keeps cropping up. Resolutions may not come today, but you will be laying the groundwork for the future. Some of the seeds you recently planted concerning long-term goals will likely need review or revision, giving you a second chance to get things just right. Friendships can be a little trickier now, although they’ll pick up speed after the 1st. The Moon spends today in your family and home sector, and it’s a great time to get in touch with any needs and desires you’ve kept at bay.
PiscesMercury, still retrograde, moves back into your solar tenth house today, dear Pisces. Until January 1st, reviewing your goals or previous work can be in focus. You might watch that you don’t unwittingly misrepresent yourself with what or how you communicate. Double-check your facts before jumping to conclusions. But while it’s not the best period for clear-cut answers, it’s a good time for review and reconsideration. It’s also a great period for business ideas that are a little outside the box but workable. If there are delays, you get the chance to see a matter in a different light. After the 1st, you’ll feel better equipped with the information you need to move things forward. Mercury will then retrace its steps and you’ll feel far more equipped to make decisions. Today, you might enjoy the feeling of being busy but could sometimes find it hard to know exactly what you want to do with yourself–distractions can be plenty! People can be holding back their true feelings and more sensitive emotions today, so it could be an uphill battle trying to get the information you crave. However, letting things flow can lead you to interesting places.
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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.