- The Moon is in Scorpio until 6:08 PM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius.
- A void Moon period occurs from 12:09 PM to 6:08 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 8:27 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 26th, and a New Moon will happen on January 2nd.
- Venus Rx and Uranus Rx.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from December 19th, 2021, to January 29, 2022).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThere is likely some intensity to the day and perhaps some mental pressure, dear Aries. Acute insight into a career matter or forward movement on a major project can happen now as Mercury and Pluto come together at the top of your solar chart. Fears and worries may prompt a reworking or strengthening of a weak area in your life. If you’re worried about your reputation or career path, this is an excellent time to work hard at making fixes. It’s also a fine time for paring down so that you can perform better. You are communicating with intensity now, but keep in mind that what you say today may stick with you for longer than you imagine. Avoid tense power plays. Today’s energies are strong for solving problems–there is a lot of power available to you in the form of mental focus and determination.
TaurusYou tend towards a one-track mind today, dear Taurus, with Mercury and Pluto coming together in your sector of the higher mind. There can be a tendency to either dwell on a problem or opinion or to determinedly follow a personal interest and investigate a matter more fully. You can get fired up about an idea or topic–a pursuit or idea can get the adrenaline pumping. An exchange of ideas can quickly turn into a frustrating power game. While you should avoid trying to push things too far, you should take advantage of your spirited, passionate frame of mind by applying it to something constructive and worthy of your attention. It can be a time for new insight into your beliefs or educational plans.
GeminiYour thoughts run deep today, dear Gemini. Not only is Mercury transiting your sector of hidden and intimate matters, but Mercury also aligns with intense Pluto today, revealing new layers to a situation. It can be an excellent time for research and investigation, although you might end up taking this too far if you’re not careful. Aim to nurture your desire to get to the bottom of a matter only up to the point that it serves you well. Conversations and thoughts need not go to negative places to find answers. What’s most important now is that you learn more about yourself and your desires and feelings to make better decisions. You can be investigating, detecting, or uncovering information. In fact, the day holds much promise for discovery and insight.
CancerThere can be more mental intensity or focus today, dear Cancer. You could find your thoughts frequently turn to a relationship matter, or someone wants your undivided attention. Whether or not you wish to “go there” in a conversation, it may end up moving in that direction anyhow! You might consider approaching an uncomfortable topic if it needs airing, but do keep in mind that there is a strong tendency today for people to take things more seriously than usual. There can be stimulating interactions with a significant person in your life, or your thoughts on a matter are in focus as you reach an epiphany and greater understanding of your relationship needs. You may gain a better grasp of someone’s viewpoint, which can be educational.
LeoWith Mercury and Pluto aligning today, dear Leo, mental intensity increases. You can experience a stronger desire and drive to be efficient, tending to wrap your mind around problems and work your way through mental challenges. This alignment occurs in your work and health sector, stimulating your determination to succeed in a project or endeavor. Researching a health or healing method can be rewarding. Watch for a tendency to be overbearing, and be kind to yourself by knowing when to let go of a matter. Facing a truth, even an uncomfortable one, can motivate you to improve, firm up, and get a handle on important areas of your life, leaving you less vulnerable to worry or problems down the road. Aim to embrace your ambitions if they inspire and motivate you, but avoid putting excessive pressure on yourself.
VirgoWhile the Moon spends much of the day in a sector of your chart that encourages diversifying, dear Virgo, today’s Mercury-Pluto alignment is more specialized. It brings more mental intensity. You can find yourself quite engrossed in a matter that seems to beg for resolution or further investigation, likely related to a creative project, child, or romantic relationship. An important conversation, new discovery, or big reveal can occur now. An event may force you to pay attention to something you typically would avoid, and you may have unusually strong feelings about it. Looking to find out the truth about a matter can work in your favor if you do so with moderation. Pushing your natural boundaries when it comes to thinking, connecting, and creating can be valuable. However, knowing when to stop is vital so that you can take back control and get back on track. There can be a dramatic and competitive touch to what you do today.
LibraWith Mercury and Pluto coming together today, dear Libra, you tend to dig for answers. Conversations can revolve around family, the past, emotional matters, or home life. However, it’s a little too easy to push one another’s buttons. Channeling extra energy into making plans, organizing the home, or family activities may be most successful. Ideally, you gain new insight that helps you resolve a problem and move on. However, there is a small risk that you’ll become overly focused on one idea that you miss the vital point, so watch for taking a line of thought or conversation too far. Otherwise, it’s a good time to investigate or see the hidden layers of a situation.
ScorpioToday’s transits support deeper thinking or analysis, dear Scorpio. A complicated matter can emerge that requires your complete attention, or your mind may latch onto a dilemma or problem, and it can be challenging to pull yourself out. Watch for taking a line of thought too far if it interferes with your priorities or good mood. It may be best to use your natural smarts to keep communications healthy. It can be a powerful day for influencing others through your ideas and communications, and there can be breakthrough insights now. Your insight into a matter can be very useful to others, and conversations tend to be heavier and more penetrating than usual.
SagittariusThe Moon spends a good part of the day in the sign behind yours, dear Sagittarius, and you tend to rest, reflect, and heal. Later, the Moon moves into your sign, and you crave more interaction. Today’s transits incline you to more profound thought and detachment in other areas. You can experience a strong drive to understand something. A topic or line of thinking can keep you alert and eager, and conversations can be insightful and on the weighty side. With Mercury and Pluto aligning, you could feel slightly paranoid, worried, or simply focused–mental intensity increases. It’s best to use this energy to firm up your spending or identify flaws so that you can fix them.
CapricornMercury and Pluto align in your sign today, dear Capricorn, which can make you the topic of discussion. Otherwise, you can be intent on working through a personal matter. You could be determined to find an answer or uncover a truth, or you’re especially eloquent at persuasion today. You might want to make changes to your immediate environment or communications. Conversations might trigger deeper issues, and provocative comments could be taken the wrong way. However, challenges today seem to light a fire under you to make improvements. Take advantage of an opportunity to bring a new perspective to a problem. Remember that seriousness may be hanging in your aura, and you appear contemplative or might even intimidate someone. Fortunately, you might gain new insight into your personality, personal plans, or health. You’re not afraid to take the bad with the good, helping you see much more than usual.
AquariusA lot is going on in your private life or inner world today, dear Aquarius, with Mercury and Pluto aligning in your solar twelfth house. It can be a time of intense thoughts, a mystery to solve, or an old problem that begs resolution. You can be very preoccupied! You can get some valuable insight into a complicated matter or a new understanding of a significant event from the past, which changes your mental direction in the future. While you should watch for becoming overly focused on something to the point of distraction from priorities, it should be a good time for getting to the bottom of a situation. Recognize when contemplation becomes overthinking, as the former helps you out, and the latter can end up taking you further away from a solution.
PiscesWith Mercury and Pluto aligning in more than one way today, dear Pisces, it’s a time of more mental intensity. It can be a good time to tackle a problem with new understanding and insight since you can see more layers to a situation. You might get to see to the very heart of an issue. Be sure to avoid getting stuck with old habits and methods, instead aiming to push just enough to get to a new level of understanding. Discussions and ideas emerging now can help create turning points. A happiness goal or friendship matter can be in stronger focus. Keep in mind that there is a tendency to make mountains out of molehills today, and avoid going too far with a line of thinking if it’s fear-based. Conversations with friends and networking activities can offer meaningful learning experiences.
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.