- The Moon is in Pisces until 5:35 AM, after which the Moon is in Aries.
- A void Moon period occurs from 1:20 AM to 5:35 AM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 8:20 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 8:20 PM.
- Mercury stations and turns retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from December 29th, 2022-January 18th, 2023).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from October 30th, 2022, to January 12th, 2023).
- Mercury Rx, Mars Rx, and Uranus Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury turns retrograde today, dear Aries, and until January 18th, you’re in great shape to look to the past for answers regarding managing current responsibilities. This retrograde phase occurs in your sector of career, responsibilities, performance, reputation, image, and life path. It may be best to stick to projects already in the works rather than take on brand-new endeavors in the three weeks ahead. Aim to be flexible with your schedule, as mix-ups are possible during this shift. However, look for opportunities to make valuable refinements and changes in the coming weeks. You might observe trends or reconsider past plans and projects. Frequently, a delay occurring during a Mercury retrograde cycle leads to essential edits. Today, your words have a lot of impact, and the tendency to be misunderstood is strong. As long as you choose your words carefully, however, this can be an excellent time to bring peace and harmony to a matter. There may be an opportunity revolving around work or business that re-emerges for a fresh look. Information can surface that prompts you to redefine long-term goals.
TaurusMercury turns retrograde today, dear Taurus, suggesting that slowing down on a mental level may be necessary. This cycle lasts until January 18th and happens in your spirit, adventure, and learning sector. In the weeks ahead, some mix-ups can introduce delays into your life. You’ll benefit from taking a look at things from a new or different perspective, however, so even if blocks are irritating, you might get the chance to reconsider some of your plans to your advantage. During today’s shift, watch for a tendency to miss important details or misunderstand instructions. While you can falter a little with certain decisions, you could benefit from applying new methods to old problems. Enjoying an adventure, even if it’s on a mental plane, can be gratifying now. There can be discussions about cooperation in relationships, and also about long-term plans, travel, education, beliefs, expansion, and love of knowledge. Looking at past subjects, relationships, or viewpoints in new ways can be stimulating. Seeking closure can be in focus.
GeminiMercury turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, and while there can be some slowdowns, you’ll find the three weeks ahead useful for reviewing and revising certain matters. It’s best to budget more than spend, lend, or borrow at this time. This retrograde phase occurs in your solar eighth house of shared assets and lasts until January 18th. The tendency to miss vital instructions or details is strong, but as you grow more accustomed to this energy, you’ll find ways to make it work for you. Information clogs may very well give you a chance to rethink things. You could discover that you frequently turn to the past to understand the present. Finances deserve special attention, notably shared money and property or loans and support payments. There may be delays or uncertainty in these areas, but you’ll get to sort out long-standing issues or discover hidden or overlooked resources. There can be attractive business projects or plans re-emerging from the past today. New information comes out about old relationships, or you’re analyzing and making sense of relationships and relationship needs. Consider that misunderstandings or inconclusive situations are likely. There is a strong tendency to consider the consequences of recent choices or missed opportunities, and this gives you a new perspective on how to go about things in the future.
CancerMercury turns retrograde in your partnership sector today, dear Cancer, and until January 18th, there can be some slowdowns, likely related to a significant person in your life. While your plans and relationship goals are big, it’s best not to rush things. Over the next three weeks, there can be some confusion surrounding partnership matters, either personal or business, or both. Consider that delays can help you understand your situation, ultimately! Mustering up patience may be best. Past people and issues in your life can re-emerge. You might feel stuck at times, but reflection ultimately serves you well. Watch what you say and how you say it today during this shift. The tendency is to try to make sense of feelings and ideas and to reach agreements or at least get to a place of understanding. You may see a new side of a person or situation.
LeoMercury stations and turns retrograde in your work and health sector today, dear Leo, signaling a need to refine, observe, and slow down. This cycle, lasting until January 18th, may sway your thinking and change your mind about recent decisions. However, it does have a unique way of revealing details you previously overlooked. The refinements you make now, perhaps as you wait for information, can be valuable later. Today, consider that you might misinterpret others’ signals, and aim to double-check your work for the best results. Today, your attention is drawn to work and health habits, and you may come to a discovery about an old or long-standing matter. You are inclined to want to reform a method or situation. A sense of turning over a new leaf with a health or fitness goal or a work project on a mental level is with you. People from your past can be on your brain more than usual.
VirgoWhile you’ve had big ideas and plans recently, Mercury turns retrograde today, dear Virgo, making it best to slow down, take stock, and review in-progress endeavors. This retrograde cycle lasts until January 18th and happens in your romance and creativity sector. People–and problems–from the past resurface, or they become a mental or emotional preoccupation. There can be waiting games, delays, stalling, or a catch-up period, but giving due attention to what you’ve overlooked means you ultimately end up ahead of the game. Communication breakdowns are possible today with the shift occurring. Talks and thoughts tend to revolve around past romance, projects, and events, or an overdue conversation happens now. There can be nostalgia about past good times, exciting feelings, and other happy milestones.
LibraMercury turns retrograde today, dear Libra, in your solar fourth house. In many ways, home and family matters feel like they’re moving forward with a recent New Moon but can involve some confusion or delays until January 18th. For example, a bit of chaos, up-in-the-air energy, or mechanical problems around the home require your attention. Attending to these can improve your life in beautiful ways, but it can temporarily delay you. Past issues can resurface for review. You might save new initiatives surrounding home and property for a better time, but reworking and reorganizing your home can be especially fruitful in the weeks ahead. There is much to enjoy and learn, even if (and perhaps because) you’re waiting. Today, you can direct a lot of attention to unresolved relationship matters. This is a time for being fair and nonjudgmental as you see an issue that perplexed or bothered you in a more helpful light. There can be plenty of nostalgia now, and perhaps a past opportunity related to family and home that re-emerges now. There is a bigger drive to bring more harmony to your home life. Keep things informal and avoid jumping to conclusions, as some facts can be missing or difficult to see. Do enjoy a new and fresh take on an old matter that’s likely to boost your spirits.
ScorpioMercury turns retrograde in your communications sector today, dear Scorpio, and some of the new work or endeavors in your life could come up for review. Fortunately, through delays or slowdowns, you might discover new ways to express yourself — ways that wouldn’t have come to mind otherwise. In fact, this retrograde cycle can be a powerful time for reviving old projects and reviewing and revising work already in progress. Until January 18th, there can be some delays or backtracking, particularly concerning studies, transportation, and essential communications. The need to revisit old, unresolved issues, or events now can prompt some rethinking of how you connect and get around. Aim to get all the facts before you jump into something today. Thoughts and conversations tend to revolve around sorting out past problems. There is a lot of charm and humor in your manner and communications today, even if the words are not always perfect. Even with meandering discussions, new light may be shed on a problem or issue that’s been at the back of your mind for some time.
SagittariusMercury turns retrograde today, signaling a time to turn inward mentally for a few weeks, dear Sagittarius. The need to review your finances or budget can emerge before pressing forward. This period lasts until January 18th, and it’s good for looking to the past for answers to current problems or delaying some matters while making changes and refinements, especially concerning finances. There may be a change of mind or interest. This Mercury retrograde occurs in your sector of assets, and you may need to put some money-making ideas or ventures on hold, or something can be up in the air for the time being. It’s best to approach old problems from a new direction or perspective. Today, you’re in the frame of mind for hashing things out. Backtracking in thought and conversation can figure strongly now, and is likely to involve going over matters from the past that you’ve recently dug up, particularly surrounding love relationships and money. Further information about a long-standing issue can emerge.
CapricornMercury turns retrograde in your sign today, and you may need to observe a while longer before pushing forward dear Capricorn. There can be delays with information, and some personal plans may stall or appear to move backward when, in fact, they can benefit from a review. Mercury will remain retrograde until January 18th, and while the recent New Moon has you wanting to advance, you may need to pause to allow your emotions to catch up with your mind. As such, delays occurring now can be blessings in disguise. You are looking at the world a little differently–through different filters–which can be a valuable exercise. Aim to take extra time coming to decisions and making commitments for now. Mercury and Venus align in your sign today, and you have more impact than usual, especially regarding what you communicate. Energies feel easygoing, but you should be more mindful of what you say, as it may not come out as you intend. You’re creative and charming, which gets you out of many problems! You might frequently be the subject of conversation.
AquariusMercury turns retrograde today, dear Aquarius, and will be retrograde until January 18th. This cycle can bring benefits from special attention to your inner world. It’s a time for redoing and refining work already underway or backtracking over the past to find answers that were not obvious then but are relevant now. Some of the decisions made and projects started in the last couple of weeks can require reconsideration, or there can be delays. Initially, you might find that inner and outer “signals” are difficult to read. Later, you’ll recognize that you’re looking at things in new ways, and a fresh perspective can work in your favor. In the weeks ahead, you might consider exercising more care with your privacy. It would be wise to be especially clear when communicating about your inner world, or take this time to re-examine issues rather than speaking about them too soon. Today, good energy is with you for making sense of the past, feelings, and ideas. You should watch that you don’t reawaken a topic that truly belongs in the past. The re-emergence of a person from your personal history can spark all sorts of memories.
PiscesMercury turns retrograde in your social sector today, dear Pisces, and some recent ideas, plans, or decisions can meet with delays. Friendships can be trickier to handle now, or there can be past acquaintances reappearing, and you might think about contacting an old friend. This retrograde cycle lasts until January 18th and can produce some fuzzy thinking or misunderstandings during this shift today. There can be wires crossed and annoying detours, so avoid big decisions or changes. However, overlooked details may come to light during this retrograde, giving you a chance to change your mind or make important refinements and edits. Today, new information about old matters can come to light, particularly about long-term projects or friends or through networking. Watch for a tendency to glamorize the past.
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.