- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Third Quarter Moon occurred on February 4th, and the New Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from January 30th to February 20th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesRetrograde Mercury forms a square to Mars today, dear Aries, suggesting that impatience and hastiness can cause problems. You’re more sensitive to what’s going on around you and what’s communicated today, and it will be important not to jump to conclusions or speak before thinking. There can be some tension if there are hidden agendas at play or information that is not yet known, and you’re frustrated with only a partial story. Watch your temper or too-quick communications in the first half of the day. Others can be defensive, and it may be best to wait for a better day to tackle major issues. As the day advances, it’s easier to detach yourself and gain perspective. Even so, it remains a good idea to slow down with a New Moon occurring tomorrow. Changes of focus or direction will naturally unfold in the coming days, and it’s not a time to push.
TaurusWith today’s Mercury-Mars square, dear Taurus, watch for impatience, which can work against you. Aim to be on the lookout for openings and opportunities, particularly involving career, business, finances, and reputation, but avoid pushing anything now. With this tense aspect, there can be nervous tension and haste that lead to making mistakes, speaking too soon, or launching a project before it’s ready to go. You can feel a little on edge in the first half of the day, after which you find it easier to detach and observe. Harping on the past can be an issue, and you might recognize that too-high ambitions are at the root of pressure just for now. There can be some disagreements, likely due to rushing and impatience. Instant results may not appear, and won’t be gratifying even if they do! You may be tempted to force an issue or try to get your way. Plans are not going to move forward at lightning speed, but your personal life could certainly bring rewards if you resign yourself to this idea. A New Moon will occur tomorrow as Venus and Jupiter come together, and a nice boost is in the works. For now, aim to wind down, reflect, and intuit.
GeminiA Mercury-Mars square can find you feeling a little mentally restless in the first half of today, dear Gemini. Avoid hasty and impatient behavior now, particularly with communications and moving about. You can experience some irritability if you face obstacles to your plans or missing information. You may need to slow down and think up a better approach. You might be feeling as if you are in the dark on a specific matter, and it can eat away at you, but only if you let it. Disagreements can all too quickly escalate with this transit in play. While you could be seeking instant gratification, the results are not going to satisfy you in the long term. It becomes far easier to let go of mental paths that are frustrating you as the day advances. It’s a good idea to decompress and unburden with a New Moon occurring tomorrow.
CancerA Mercury-Mars square can point to a hurried pace early today, dear Cancer. It’s better to be quick but not hasty. People can be impatient and brusque if they focus on the mundane problems in their lives, and there can be defensiveness and hypersensitivity. If you’re falling short of meeting your goals, you can feel especially tense about it now. Decisions made under these conditions rarely work out for good! As well, conversations may get nowhere with a poor ability to listen. It might be too early to share some of your ideas with others. Let them mature and flesh out before sharing. Try not to hold onto an idea so tightly that you fail to see the positive side of a situation, which becomes more comfortable as the day advances. Tomorrow’s New Moon will help redirect you.
LeoToday’s Mercury-Mars square can lead to impatience or defensiveness, dear Leo. If you’ve been avoiding issues or overlooking problems, they will be hard to ignore now! Agitations about work or responsibilities can arise with your ambitions strong and a sense you need to rush things. There can be a tendency to harp on the past, problems, and flaws in the first half of the day, and it would be wise to release some of the pressure that you may have put on yourself for reaching goals. Although direct and forthright communications are desirable much of the time, there’s an edge to these things today that is borderline aggressive. People may be trying so hard to make things perfect that they forget to enjoy what’s in front of them. Try not to over-think things. Frustrations magnify, but as the day advances, you gain perspective, and it becomes far easier to let thoughts and feelings flow. A New Moon will occur tomorrow, and new directions or goals are likely. For now, it’s wise to slow down.
VirgoWith today’s Mercury-Mars square, it’s important to avoid rushing things and people, dear Virgo. Timing may be a little off with conversations, transportation, and appointments. This planetary combination can convince us that we need to move quickly or that we don’t have enough time to do everything we want to accomplish. There can be tensions that trigger arguments or leave you feeling a little on edge. Self-righteousness can emerge but gets everyone nowhere. Ambitions serve you well only to the point that they motivate you, but if you put so much pressure on yourself that you’re living with ongoing stress, you may need to make some adjustments. Haste makes waste right now, and mountains can be made out of molehills with retrograde Mercury in challenging aspect with Mars. Try to avoid bickering and unnecessary conflict. Differences of opinion can escalate. As the day advances, it feels far easier to unwind. Fortunately, this is just the right mindset with a New Moon occurring tomorrow.
LibraToday’s Mercury-Mars square can stimulate restlessness, dear Libra. Tensions can be highly stimulating, but you could quickly become stressed out if you are impatient instead of assertive and direct. You may be putting a lot of pressure on yourself in the first half of the day, and tense interactions or the triggering of buried feelings can result. You may decide to treat this as a chance to rid yourself of old resentments. Nevertheless, try to avoid impulsive communications. Seeking instant gratification is likely to be a lesson in frustration. Romance can be exciting but tumultuous as well today. However, reflection can be beneficial. As the day advances, it’s easier to let go of frustration, putting you in the right headspace for tomorrow’s New Moon energy.
ScorpioA Mercury-Mars square occurring today can be problematic if you succumb to its tension, dear Scorpio. Try not to jump the gun or jump to conclusions! Relationships can be a little tense in the first half of the day if pressures to succeed or push a plan forward are getting to you. Inner unrest is quite possible, and it may be the reason behind sudden urges and desires. Take more time to arrive at conclusions, and if you feel caught in the middle of an argument, try to back out of it as gracefully as possible, as it’s likely to be a no-win situation. Close relationships can be a bit of a challenge today, but consider that you’re still missing some information. Frustrations might also emerge if someone is attempting to call all the shots. These can be signs to slow down or gain perspective. As the day advances, it becomes easier to do so. On this day before a New Moon, aim to wind down and rest.
SagittariusWith Mercury and Mars in conflict today, dear Sagittarius, watch for jumping the gun. Impatience, especially in your communications, can trip you up if you let it. There could be a struggle with money or ownership matters, or worries about your finances. Plans might meet some resistance, which can be frustrating but could also buy you time to make significant adjustments and edits. It’s all too easy to speak before thinking, as well as to come across as difficult. Before voicing your unsatisfied desires, see if the feeling passes, particularly if the desires come on very suddenly. You may find it a little too easy to become distracted today, but while your attention is pulled in many directions, don’t forget to truly listen. As the day advances, letting go of an agitated frame of mind becomes far easier. It’s an especially good idea to get rid of extra mind clutter with a New Moon occurring tomorrow.
CapricornIn the first half of the day, it may not be easy to exercise patience or moderation with a Mercury-Mars square, dear Capricorn. While this transit can make it difficult to truly let go and relax, it might give you a push to take care of matters that you’ve brushed aside. Impatience with problems could motivate you to resolve them once and for all. You might also thoroughly enjoy an intellectual challenge now, although becoming consumed in your interests can result in a bit of chaos around you. Nevertheless, there can be some unrest, or disagreements on core values or methods can be prominent. Tension may be the result of pressure to perform or meet a goal that is too out of reach at the moment. A lack of information can frustrate. As the day advances, it’s easier to rise above problems. There’s a New Moon occurring tomorrow, making it particularly wise to slow down and connect with your intuition today.
AquariusYou could feel a little restless today if you don’t have something to focus on, dear Aquarius, but keep in mind that goals should be forming soon. Today, with a Mercury-Mars square, try to recognize when passion begins to turn around on you and consciously slow your pace. You may be too close to a situation or influenced by pressure to see things clearly in the first half of the day. You have little patience with routine. It may be better to watch for conflicts brewing before they take off or blow out of proportion. Backing up to gain perspective may be necessary, and as the day advances, it becomes far easier to do so. Tomorrow’s powerful New Moon occurs in your sign, and it makes sense to wind down, reflect, and center yourself now.
PiscesA Mercury-Mars square today can point to some stirring up of conflict through our communications, dear Pisces, or frustration on a mental level. Watch for impatience with things and people! Mercury is still retrograde, making this aspect a little more problematic. Recent pressures can strain your relationships, and misunderstandings or hurt feelings may result in the first half of the day. Complicated feelings can easily bubble up to the surface, seemingly out of nowhere. Anger or resentment that you’ve buried has a way of emerging now, and while feelings can be confusing at first and you should deal with them, do not let them control you blindly. When you think you’ve gotten through to someone, something comes up to remind you otherwise. Your best strategy today is to make yourself clear, without sounding too business-like or arrogant. As the day advances, it’s easier to gain some perspective. A New Moon will occur tomorrow, making today an important time to unwind, let go, and decompress.
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.