- The Moon is in Aries.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday.
- Mercury is 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:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Aries, and you tend to go your own way, answering more to your feelings than usual at this time of the lunar month. Still, your ruler, Mars, forms an awkward angle to the Sun, and the tendency is to worry or feel vaguely guilty or off in spots today. You may be dealing with inner stirrings that frustrate you with your current path or with a parent or boss. This transit seems to highlight the differences and incompatibilities of your needs and desires. It’s a temporary viewpoint, and it can be helpful. Some of your goals may need revision but keep in mind that delays allow you to make the necessary corrections and adjustments. Watch for activities that will only serve to drain your spirit or energy. It isn’t easy to know your limits right now, and it’s a real challenge to find the right balance, but it’s within reach with some creative thinking. You may only need to give things more time. Mars will end its retrograde in two weeks, and more clarity or confidence will come.
TaurusWith today’s Moon, dear Taurus, you’re a little more retiring than usual and perhaps need more rest or detox from the regular routine. Still, a good part of you can find the mundane or ordinary especially boring today, and you could feel that you’re battling your own diverging interests and desires. An outlet for your frustration doesn’t seem apparent, and it may be worth your time to consciously try to let go of what’s irritating you. Watch for impatience that gets in the way of healthy relating and trips you up, whether emotionally or physically. Consider that your need for some stillness or comfort is valid and should get some attention–doing so can free you up for more stimulating activities later.
GeminiWith the Moon in your solar eleventh house all day, you seek a break from competitive situations, dear Gemini, but you’re also interactive. You enjoy the feedback you receive from others, which tends to jumpstart your thinking processes. Today’s Sun-Mars quincunx can leave you undecided. Events or feelings can remind you of the need to revise your dependencies or your approach to money, particularly resources coming from other sources than your income. It’s time to be more aware of your financial situation. Or, there can be a need to make adjustments in a relationship if its power dynamics are off. Your desires are strong but complicated! Temporarily, there doesn’t seem to be a viable outlet or route to satisfaction. This is a time for making observations and adjustments rather than jumping into action.
CancerWith today’s Sun-Mars transit, mixed emotions and signals can interfere with your goals, dear Cancer, or leave you undecided and restless. This transit presents only a minor challenge but can keep you in limbo. There can be delays or changes in plans, and timing is not your strong point temporarily. You may need a pick-me-up right now, yet it can be hard to find it if you’re looking to others to make you happy, especially if you’re unclear about your desires. Still, a direct approach may fall flat today as people seem quite wrapped up in their problems. It’s best to view blunders as mistakes and nothing more and wait things out. Mars will end its retrograde cycle in two weeks, helping to clear the path forward.
LeoWith a Sun-Mars minor challenge today, dear Leo, something can hold you back, whether it’s a gut feeling, fear, or minor vitality issue, from throwing yourself heartily into a social activity or a pursuit. Very important decisions are best left for another day because of a temporary lack of natural confidence, which can lead to poor timing. Ego issues might also be in play with retrograde Mars involved, and you could sense a mild but annoying competitive atmosphere with others that turns you off. It’s best to wait and see. In two weeks, Mars will end its retrograde phase, and you’ll get a better sense of what you want or how to get it. Besides, today’s Moon is motivating, stirring your desire for more information.
VirgoDealing with others who are unsure of themselves can be frustrating today, dear Virgo, but the delay may work in everyone’s favor, ultimately. Avoid pushing for an answer or a decision, as it can be difficult to come by now with the Sun and retrograde Mars forming a quincunx aspect. There can be a lot left up in the air. You’re in good shape creatively, in general, but with this aspect in play, you could be wrestling with some self-doubt today. Certain things can consume so much of your time that you can feel behind in your work or duties. It’s not easy to find a direct route to getting what you want, but feeling listless is temporary. Remind yourself that indecisiveness is not always a bad thing, as holding off on making a decision or coming to a conclusion can sometimes work in your favor.
LibraA minor but irritating aspect between the Sun and Mars today can lead to some tension, dear Libra, making it best to avoid allowing disruptions to routines to stress you out. You may need to remind yourself that overtime doesn’t always get you ahead — efficiency does. Try, instead, to treat interruptions or indecision as necessary for your life to ultimately move forward positively. The Sun in your home and family sector encourages you to stay rooted, while Mars is currently stimulating your desire for unusual or non-routine experiences. You may feel divided about whether to take a risk or stick with the familiar, but consider that a compromise could work.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, dear Scorpio, and you can experience a strong urge to get organized or handle the details. Some tension today can revolve around misunderstandings, restlessness, offhand remarks, and hypersensitivity. It’s unusually easy to bruise someone’s ego today with current transits, and you may want to tiptoe around sensitive topics just for now. It can also be painful to make decisions! You may feel the need to give something up to move forward. Timing can be a little off temporarily, making it wise to watch for mechanical errors. Some of your plans may not be coming together very well, but taking extra time to iron out details will ultimately be rewarding. Observe and reserve final decisions for a better time. Consider that Mars will end its retrograde in two weeks, when your desires can be clearer.
SagittariusThe Moon harmonizes with your sign today, dear Sagittarius, bringing more color to your emotional world. You’re paying extra attention to your needs for fun and engagement. Retrograde Mars in your partnership sector forms a minor challenging aspect with the Sun today, however, and relationships can be up and down or run hot and cold. Try to pace yourself in whatever you do today for the best results. Others can be passive-aggressive or you’re dealing with oversensitivity inside yourself. Your timing is likely to be entirely off due to dipping confidence, and this is temporary, but it’s best to take things easy. Take time to observe and reassess matters before going forward.
CapricornYou seek comfort or a feeling of safety and belonging at this time of the lunar month, dear Capricorn. With the Sun and retrograde Mars in an awkward aspect today, competing desires can put you in limbo. You may experience some minor health or motivation issues that slow you down. There can be some vague worries, justified or not, about responsibilities you may have avoided. There can also be competing interests and moods, largely because a good part of you wants to pursue personal interests, and the other part wants to get back on track and organized. Some work projects may be stalling, but you have a chance to rework projects that require fine-tuning. It may be best to aim to relax and manage your schedule step by step. Observe and make adjustments rather than big or bold moves now for best results. Mars will end its retrograde in two weeks, and desires will become clearer.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Aquarius, and you can find personal interests or connections especially attractive. Today’s energies are on the awkward side in spots with the Sun and retrograde Mars in minor challenging aspect. Much has been going on behind the scenes and in your inner world, but part of you wants to push a matter forward. Restlessness and indecision can prevail, but it’s temporary. Desires are complicated, and a straightforward path to their fulfillment isn’t yet obvious. Sudden or unusual emotions can lead to indecision or a feeling that you’re suddenly without a real direction. Aim to take your time to come to conclusions. It may be best to observe instead of jumping into action today.
PiscesWith the Sun in your social sector these days, you’re looking forward, dear Pisces. Today, however, you can find yourself reviewing the past or craving stability. As long as you don’t feel stuck in the past, you can do substantial “work” taking care of loose ends. Today’s energies are somewhat awkward, and you can feel pulled in different directions. There can be a difference of opinion or a feeling that someone is standing in the way of your plans and desires. Impatience is another potential problem now. Be wary of desires that come on suddenly, as they may mislead you. Minor delays can be annoying now, but they may also redirect you in helpful ways.
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.