- The Moon is in Taurus until 11:03 AM, after which the Moon is in Gemini.
- A void Moon occurs today from 2:27 AM to 11:03 AM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 1:47 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter occurs today at 1:47 PM.
- Mercury is retrograde until tomorrow (Mercury is retrograde from January 30th to February 20th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesVenus and Mars clash, and tempers are quick to flare if things aren’t going your way today, dear Aries. Your desires can feel overwhelming but equally challenging to fulfill. Frustrations can emerge over someone’s insensitivity. Or, you may think that filling a sudden desire will be the answer to all your problems, but it’s probably only a distraction. You could feel torn between filling your own needs and pleasing someone, and a sense that you’re out of rhythm with a partner can emerge. You might choose to roll with the emotional excitement by keeping your expectations in check and enjoying a little competitiveness with others. After all, frustrations now can help fuel motivation to do better. There could be temporary blocks or delays that frustrate, but these can also lead to a reexamination of goals, which is ultimately useful. What you thought was a “sure thing” may not pan out right now, so it may be better to focus your energies on realizable projects.
TaurusRhythms in love and patterns in relating can be a little off today, dear Taurus, and it can be difficult to feel satisfied. Impatience with getting our needs met can lead to all sorts of minor tensions today as Venus forms a square to Mars. With Mars in your sign, someone could seek a refined approach from you and misinterpret your passion as impatience or insensitivity. Watch for impulsive moves today. It can be hard to get what you want without causing a big stir. Feelings run hot and cold, but mostly due to timing problems. If you find your emotional center today, it can be an excellent time to analyze a matter with a friend or find clues to a problem.
GeminiInteractions can be tense, or people around you can be quite temperamental and competitive today, dear Gemini, due to Venus-Mars, and Sun-Moon square aspects. If you find yourself competing with someone over whose needs and desires should be paramount, it might be better to pull yourself out of the game. It’s also wise to protect information or feelings that you normally want to keep quiet, as there is a tendency to be impulsive now that could be cause for regret later. The Moon heads into your sign for a couple of days, serving to heighten your emotions. Your planetary ruler, Mercury, will end its retrograde tomorrow, and misunderstandings can be prominent with the transition today and tomorrow.
CancerMisunderstandings are entirely possible today and tomorrow, dear Cancer, and they may have to do with power dynamics, sharing, and intimacy. Frustrations may have been building lately, and reach a head today. Issues of how someone approaches you or speaks to you can be irritating, and people can be brusque or impatient, stepping on your feelings in the process. Try not to take these things to heart, but if you need to get things out of your system, you might feel moved to do so now. Recognize that for the time being, it’s not especially easy to satisfy both yourself and someone close to you. Compromise or letting things blow over may be a better solution now, although difficult to do. With Venus in your intimacy sector clashing with Mars in your friendship sector, there can be inner conflicts to deal with or clashes with someone in your life. Try not to overstate and overact for best results. The Moon moves into your privacy sector, encouraging some time off.
LeoDifferences are in the spotlight in your personal relationships today, dear Leo, and it may not be easy to see eye to eye with people close to you temporarily. There may be conflicts with someone in authority, or you might feel uncomfortable with a person who is coming on too strong. With Venus square Mars today, people seem competitive rather than cooperative, and disconnects are likely about values, goals, or ambitions. With Mercury heading toward a station, a lack of clarity can also factor in strongly. You might choose to adjust your approach to minimize friction and misunderstanding or let the conflict happen, just in case it takes you somewhere good! Consider, too, that insecurity may be interfering with intimacy. People may not completely know what they want, but may be focusing on something they don’t have that they think is the answer to their restlessness. The Moon moves into your social sector, and the need for non-judgmental interactions is strong.
VirgoThere can be a tendency to take things very personally today with Venus and Mars forming a square aspect, dear Virgo, presenting a timing problem. Usually, this is not so much about differences in opinion, and more about differences in approaches — either too aggressive and insensitive or not direct enough. However, with Mercury about to station, misunderstandings on mechanical or mental levels can also tie up into conflicts today. It’s best not to push your agenda on others or in general today. Timing can be off in close relationships, but it’s temporary. The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart, encouraging you to do the responsible thing. A Mercury-Venus aspect helps you find some peace in analysis or working out a problem through a conversation.
LibraIt’s not easy to fine-tune your approach precisely the way someone else in your life wants you to behave, dear Libra, and today’s Venus-Mars square tends to highlight imbalances. Passions run high, and you could feel caught in the crossfire. Your best bet is to tap into frustrations and snatch up the excess energy for creative inspiration. Consider that impatience itself is likely what’s tripping you (and others) up more than anything under this temperamental influence. A stand-off of sorts could be what pushes your feelings into your awareness. Still, it would help to consciously tame impulsiveness now. Watch that you don’t hyper-focus on a particular desire that, when attained, is not truly satisfying. It’s likely only a distraction from what’s truly at the heart of discontent.
ScorpioWhen it comes to your relationships, watch for impulsiveness today, dear Scorpio, as Venus forming a square to Venus can point to quick reactions. Someone’s behavior can be difficult to stomach or even offensive. Or, desires can come on suddenly and flood your senses, but try your best not to treat them like emergencies. True desires stick around and don’t have such a short shelf life or timetable. It may be a good idea to remove yourself from frustrating circumstances, if possible, to get a change of scenery, which sometimes leads to a new perspective. Aim to explore what you truly want. Challenges now can result in new understanding, whether of others or your own needs. The Moon heads into a highly intimate and introspective area of your solar chart. A good part of you wants to socialize or spend time with like-minded people, and another part wants merely to cocoon, or domestic responsibilities need attention.
SagittariusThere can be some competitiveness in the air today, dear Sagittarius, and perhaps some inner pressure to perform. You might give off the impression that your skin is thick, but you surprise yourself with being quite sensitive now. Frequently it’s about feeling you can handle more than you can or should that gets you into hot water. With today’s transits, there can be large differences between what people want and what people are willing to give, and this can be the source of a lot of frustration! Work or things on your to-do list can be overwhelming, but you may discover that you can shuffle things around to accommodate both duty and pleasure.
CapricornTensions today tend to revolve around differences in values and approaches, dear Capricorn, with Venus square Mars and the Moon square the Sun. You may be feeling out of sync and at odds with others, and you could end up with hurt feelings. Impatience with people and with processes can figure strongly now. Internal conflicts are more likely to be about whether to take a leap of faith or risk or stick with what’s known and familiar. Look for a middle ground in any conflicts you might have today, but don’t worry too much if others don’t promptly meet you halfway. Sometimes clashes don’t have quick resolutions, but they may help redirect your energy in the future. Impulsiveness with money can be an issue, and if so, consider that if you are not in touch with your true desires, you may be chasing superficial ones now.
AquariusToday’s transits can point to sudden urges and changes, dear Aquarius. It may be best to watch for impatience, which can lead to errors in judgment, especially with Mercury also reaching its station tomorrow. People close to you may be brusque or demanding. You could feel that they’re more interested in satisfying their own desires than listening or interacting. Instead, there can be an inner conflict experienced, with a strong pull to be “present” in the world around you, but an equal tug towards observing rather than acting and retreating within yourself. Waiting on an outcome or agreement with high expectations can put undue pressure on your life right now. Aim to keep yourself busy.
PiscesWith today’s transits, people may not be especially sensitive to one another’s feelings, dear Pisces. Bruised egos and misunderstandings can result. Venus in your privacy sector forms a square with Mars in your house of communications, and there can be some inner frustration or angst that can be hard to ignore. There could be clashes if you, or the people around you, are impatient and wholly focused on fulfilling their desires. You may later regret hasty actions or words, particularly in love relationships. Differences in approaches can be at the root of conflicts, as we tend to temporarily rub each other the wrong way.
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.