- The Moon is in Virgo.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 26th.
- Mercury stations and turns direct today (Mercury was retrograde from December 13th, 2023, to January 1st, 2024). Note: Mercury is in its post-retrograde shadow until January 20th.
- Uranus Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesEarly today, you might feel a bit stifled as Venus forms a square to Saturn, dear Aries, and your desire for freedom is stronger than usual. However, as the day advances, you feel far more comfortable. Mercury turns direct today, and there can be forward movement on projects and endeavors in your life that have encountered delays or setbacks in recent weeks. Going forward, blocks lift or motivation returns to pursue your projects. There can be some restlessness experienced today, particularly if you’ve been squirreled away recently and need a change of pace. Avoid pursuing surface changes that don’t address the real issue. Watch for this! Conditions may be unclear today, but you’re at a turning point, making it a good idea to consider the day transitional. You’ll enjoy progress with your goals, reputation, work, transportation, and educational plans or endeavors in the coming days and weeks. New information or a different perspective helps you make better decisions. However, it’s best to take your time–just as Mercury takes its own time to regain normal speed, we should be easing back into our projects and decisions.
TaurusOnce beyond possible misunderstandings today, dear Taurus, you’re in a friendly, positive mood. In truth, you’re in great shape for assessing what may be standing in the way of joy, growth, and improvement. After almost three weeks of retrograde movement, Mercury turns direct today, and you’re likely to see some forward motion in recent endeavors that have stalled. In the coming weeks, you’re in good shape when negotiating about money or time-sharing, and travel, educational, and publishing matters thrive as plans come together. This shift helps move things forward and speed up mental processes. However, easing back into things is best since none of this is immediate! While it’s not a great time to focus on details, you’re likely to pick up on some inspiration.
GeminiWith Venus under challenge early today, dear Gemini, relationships may suffer from poor timing or grumpiness. It may be better to detach yourself a little so that you can gain a new perspective. Rethink your strategies but don’t over-analyze emotions just for now. Fortunately, Mercury ends its retrograde cycle today, and we come to the end of a cycle of mental reorientation. Even so, there is a little more of this process to go as Mercury doesn’t immediately resume normal speed. Keeping in mind that communications can continue to confound you during the shift, you can nevertheless look forward to more clarity and movement related to a partnership, finances, intimate connections, and negotiations. These might turn a corner in the coming days and weeks, or information comes in that gives you clarity and makes it easier to make informed decisions. Aim to “go with the flow” rather than rush or push things today for the best results.
CancerEarly today, people can be on the defensive, dear Cancer, due to a Venus-Saturn square. This transit can highlight different drives, needs, and approaches, leading to indecision. Fortunately, Mercury turns direct today after almost three weeks of retrograde motion, and you’ll begin to see some delays lift and plans move forward in the coming days and weeks. As more information comes in or a different perspective forms, you’ll feel far better equipped to make decisions, especially those related to partnerships, work, and health. While you may have been dealing with more mechanical breakdowns, miscommunications, and delays in the past few weeks, many of these problems will likely clear up going forward with Mercury’s direct turn today. There can be more satisfying decision-making on the job and in your one-on-one communications as you advance.
LeoA feeling of being “on the fence” is likely today, dear Leo, but waiting to make a decision is a good idea. For one, a Venus-Saturn square occurs this morning, and differences stand out more than similarities temporarily. For another, Mercury stations as it turns direct. This shift helps free up blocks, but there can be some initial confusion or lack of clarity as it happens. With Mercury ending its retrograde cycle, in the weeks ahead, you might return to previous conversations that were confusing or getting nowhere, now with increased clarity. It’s time to come at problems from a new angle. Recent plans may seem less important, but the plans that truly count begin to move forward. New information or a different perspective can emerge, helping bring clarity to some matters, mainly related to your work, health, creative projects, and romantic issues. It’s not a time for quick or bold moves in the interim. If you aim to treat misunderstandings or slowdowns as a chance to catch your breath and refine your goals, you’ll be in good shape. Soon, you’ll feel ready to take on any challenge.
VirgoYou benefit from seeing your life from a different angle or perspective today, dear Virgo, but with Mercury changing directions, it’s also a good time to wait and see as information unblocks in the weeks ahead. There can be some see-sawing, with decisions rather hard to come by temporarily. However, with Mercury ending its retrograde cycle, you’ll find life a little easier to navigate as projects and initiatives begin to move forward, motivation increases, and you’re giving off clearer signals as you advance. Home projects that were left undone are now resuming. Career goals also become clearer. You are increasingly more determined and have more energy to go after your goals, likely as a direct result of this increased clarity. These things don’t happen immediately–they’re gradual as Mercury regains speed in the coming days and weeks. It’s best to treat today as a transitional period and exercise patience. The Moon in your sign today puts you and your emotional needs in the spotlight as you greet the new year, and you’re getting ready to innovate.
LibraWith Venus square Saturn influencing early today, dear Libra, getting your message across socially can be challenging with blockages or restrictions in play that mainly relate to chores and responsibilities. However, you’re finding ways to improve your daily life and routines, work, and projects. While today’s energies require some patience, you have many reasons to feel encouraged. Mercury turns direct after almost three weeks of retrograde motion, and over the coming days and weeks, many plans or recently-stalled projects or initiatives begin to move forward. There are fewer blocks to your progress now. You can experience improved communication and relations with family and more faith and confidence, in general. For today, be as clear as you can in your discussions and statements, or better yet, reserve judgment! It makes sense to treat the day as a transitional one rather than a time for bold moves. New information could emerge that sets you on a slightly different path.
ScorpioSmall misunderstandings can occur today, dear Scorpio, but with patience, there’s much to learn through them. Mercury comes to its station today, as it changes direction from retrograde to direct. While today may be a little chaotic, this shift in direction can bring improved communications and more clarity to financial matters in the coming days and weeks. Delayed initiatives can now unblock, and news you were waiting for trickles in. Now, you’re better equipped to move your plans forward and make informed decisions. You’ll gradually enjoy more clarity with your communications, transportation matters, and personal finances. Once you adjust to the change of direction and deal with various problems, this influence is excellent for improved clarity and unblocking areas that fell off the radar or stalled in recent weeks. Keep in mind that it’s not easy to be objective just for the time being. Still, your spirit is strong.
SagittariusWith today’s Moon, you are more likely to be in the spotlight, noticed, and perhaps in demand, dear Sagittarius. You’re in a goal-oriented frame of mind, but you could wrestle with conflicting needs and approaches. Mercury, currently transiting your sign, turns direct after under three weeks of retrograde motion. It spent the beginning of the retrograde cycle in your resources sector. In the coming days and weeks, indecision is likely to clear up, and, ideally, contemplation will pay off. This can be especially the case with health, work, finances, and personal plans. Delays lift, and periods of limbo end as information or a new perspective emerges. If you’ve been looking back, reviewing, and editing, you’ll begin to enjoy the rewards for these efforts. Just as Mercury doesn’t immediately resume normal speed, you might follow a similar path: ease back into things for best results. It can feel great to advance with fewer delays.
CapricornThe Moon continues its transit of your sector of spirit and adventure today, dear Capricorn, inspiring an attitude that there’s something more to enjoy, learn, or explore. While the day’s not ideal for decisiveness, you might pick up a nice variety of useful information. The planet of communication, Mercury, turns direct after almost three weeks of retrograde motion. As a result, you’ll find decisions become more straightforward and delays lift as you go forward. Many recent misunderstandings will likely clear up in the coming days and weeks. Still, the shift itself can effectively magnify problem areas, so do your best to avoid focusing on trivial matters as Mercury makes its turnaround. Mercury began its retrograde cycle in your sign but retreated into the sign just behind yours. Now, Mercury turns direct, and you’ll see some recent problem areas untangle, but Mercury won’t return to your sign until the 13th, when even more clarity is likely to come.
AquariusMercury turns direct today after retrograde motion since December 13th, dear Aquarius, and you’ll see some forward movement with those relationships and endeavors that have encountered delays or blocks. Tricky problems and indecisiveness will clear. For now, take special care in your interactions with others and consider that you may be missing important details. For best results, treat today as a transition day. Although problem areas don’t immediately disappear as Mercury turns direct, you’ll see some real progress as Mercury slowly returns to its normal speed. Information may emerge that helps you make better decisions or choices. Today’s good for accessing your inner wisdom and putting your powers of observation to work. The Moon in your intimacy sector stirs your need to look for the layers of situations and people rather than taking things at face value. Its harmony with Uranus gives you a sense that you’re making progress, and there can be an emotional release or relief from a burden. You can be excited about making changes in your home or with loved ones.
PiscesDecisions are not easy to make today, dear Pisces, but leaving things open can be a good strategy just for now. It may be best to avoid committing or limiting yourself as Mercury changes direction. Mercury ends its retrograde cycle that lasted almost three weeks, which helps unclog information. This retrograde began in your friendship sector and then moved back into your career and reputation house, where it is currently. Delays and limbo related to these life departments are likely to lift in the coming days, and matters can turn a corner as new information or a new perspective emerges. Career planning and goal-setting, reputation, status-related issues, and friendships are likely to gain clarity and, later, momentum. Today, as the shift occurs, it’s best to take things slowly. It’s a fine time to think about getting rid of unhealthy habits. It’s also a great day for getting to know someone better or learning another side of a story.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.