- The Moon is in Virgo until 9:56 PM, after which the Moon is in Libra.
- A void Moon occurs from 6:06 PM to 9:56 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 6th in the sign of Cancer.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from December 29th, 2022-January 18th, 2023).
- Mars stations and turns direct today (Mars was retrograde from October 30th, 2022, to January 12th, 2023).
- Mercury Rx and Uranus Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMars, your planetary ruler, turns direct today, dear Aries, after over two months of retrograde motion. With this change of direction, your confidence builds. It’s a turning point for your energy and desires. It’s also a time to put challenges with self-expression, pushing/selling your ideas, or with neighbors and siblings behind you. In the weeks ahead, you’re more actively fixing problem areas. Pressures ease as you pay less attention to what others are saying and doing. There can be fewer complications with transportation, commuting, communications, and education. You’ll continue to be busy but in a far more straightforward way. In other words, you can make measurable progress instead of focusing mainly on fixing problems before moving ahead. It’s easier to tune out all the extra noise going forward. Daily affairs become less chaotic and overwhelming, freeing you up to attend to more worldly goals. Aim to make up for lost time by reconnecting with acquaintances and relatives and saying no to the more frivolous distractions that haven’t served you well. Things that you’ve pushed to the side, ignored, or delayed can seem overwhelming temporarily, but in the coming days and weeks, you’ll get to move these things forward. Blockages are lifting! Take things slowly but surely, and if you find yourself regretting recent decisions, work on fixing them one step at a time.
TaurusYou can expect a stronger understanding of your talents, assets, and money situation as you advance, dear Taurus, with the end of the retrograde Mars cycle today. You’ll see more progress with finances and money-making endeavors, and you’ll get a better handle on your priorities. Enthusiasm is on an upward swing! There can be a turnaround in financial and business-related areas in the weeks ahead. While you likely benefited from the recent slowing down, you’re now more forward-looking, direct, and spontaneous, especially with money matters, talents, and resources. Issues that have left you on a fence or waiting for an answer in recent weeks begin to clear. Your desires become plainer and clearer, helping decision-making and confidence. This shift is indeed good news for an optimistic outlook. Motivation and energy levels are building now and this week. Aim to ease into this–keeping two feet on the ground makes sense now. As well, Mercury will remain retrograde until the 18th.
GeminiMars, currently transiting your sign, ends its retrograde cycle today, dear Gemini. This cycle has been crucial for getting in touch with your genuine needs and wants, which have been a subject of review with the Mars retrograde since late October. You may have felt anxious to get going but held back. Now and going forward, your energy and motivation levels are increasing. Recent personal challenges and frustrations will dissipate, and you can move your plans forward more confidently. Ideally, recent weeks have helped redirect you along better paths. In the coming weeks, you’ll be building your resolve and moving plans and projects forward. You’re clearer about what you desire, simplifying many different areas of life! You regain your drive, and the rewards for your efforts are more evident and motivating. Note that this doesn’t happen all at once–the transition period may be tricky, so take things slowly for now. Decisions shouldn’t be rushed, especially with Mercury, your planetary ruler, still retrograde until the 18th.
CancerMars turns direct today, dear Cancer, after retrograde motion since late October. With this shift, you are less inclined to hold onto resentments, and while further inner work is necessary, it’s clearer what exactly that is now! Mars will stay in the background of your solar chart, directing your attention behind the scenes for a while longer, and it makes sense to reorient yourself. Mars will enter Cancer on March 25th, when you’re more likely to push your plans ahead. But starting now, you are less inclined to nurse your wounds, and getting enough time to rest and reflect is more straightforward. Your desires become clearer. Take decisions slowly and ease yourself back into action for the best results. Distractions aside, today can be quite favorable for research, understanding, and observation.
LeoMars turns direct today, dear Leo, after retrograde motion since late October. While Mars has been retrograde, there could have been some frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough. Ideally, you go back over old ground, this time with new eyes. Studies and plans move forward in the weeks ahead. Friendships might straighten out, and emotional complications sort out, too. You’re learning who is in your corner, and your desires and affections clarify. Gradually, you’ll be refueling with enough energy and confidence to pursue new experiences. It’s best not to expect immediate results, but have faith that slowly but surely, you’ll get where you want to go. A less complicated existence is undoubtedly something to look forward to, and you can feel like you’re turning a corner.
VirgoMars ends its retrograde cycle today, dear Virgo, and there can be a pleasant turnaround of confidence with your goals, business, career, debts, support, and practical affairs. Where you’re heading becomes clearer! Perhaps more importantly, you know what you want. Motivation levels may have dipped recently, but you’re more inspired now. Career matters are likely to improve, whether this has to do with conditions, clarity, or confidence in your work and your broader goals. Blocks lift, and you find you begin to work more on your own terms. Where there was emotional distance or complication in business recently, there is now more directness. You can enjoy a stronger sense of direction and more time spent moving things forward instead of fixing or editing. Smoothing out rocky areas should come more naturally. You are more courageous and in a great position to manage and lead. For now, it’s best to ease through this transition and not expect instant results. Consider, too, that Mercury is still retrograde until the 18th.
LibraWith Mars turning direct today after retrograde motion, dear Libra, you’re becoming more confident about what you want. You can put less effort into getting others to understand, see, and support you and your ideas. There can be a turning point or forward movement for studies, projects, publishing efforts, legal affairs, or a partnership. Courage, confidence, and clarity are returning now! Projects and personal interests can bring greater rewards. Don’t try to take on too much all at once, however. Easing forward is best after a retrograde period. It’s also best to consider that Mercury is still retrograde until the 18th. Still, you’re likely to find that pressure eases as people respond more directly to one another. Problems related to sharing, ideas, opinions, and transportation or commuting experienced in recent months begin to iron out. Relationships with in-laws, neighbors, and siblings should also round out nicely.
ScorpioMars turns direct today after retrograde motion since late October, dear Scorpio. While Mars was retrograde in recent months, you may have explored frustrations and deeply buried matters. Ideally, you’ve found better tools for managing your life on an emotional level. Retrogrades are about taking a second look at things, and this can be an opportunity or a blessing in disguise. Now and in the coming weeks, you’re clearer about what you want, and you don’t feel quite so tortured by (or tied to) your past! Especially after Mercury also turns direct on the 18th, you’ll feel more in the loop. Financial complexities begin to unravel this week, and dealings with a partner or with financial institutions become more straightforward after a feeling of treading water. While it’s not yet the time for quick settlements or bold moves, you’ll appreciate a more direct approach to these matters (and life, in general). Energy and direction improve in the coming weeks. Use the period ahead to face problems directly and courageously, but ease back into action.
SagittariusMars ends its retrograde cycle today, dear Sagittarius. Dealings with others may not have been straightforward with Mars retrograde in your partnership sector since late October. Further, support for your personal endeavors hasn’t been at its peak, but now that Mars is direct, relationship dynamics smooth over, and your confidence improves. You feel that you can truly begin to move forward. More clarity comes to your love life, and relationships regain momentum. There can be friendly developments on romantic and creative levels. Ideally, you now have a better sense of what you want (and don’t). Mars is still in opposition to your sign until March 25th, and some fireworks in your connections are still likely, but resolutions are also in the pipeline. The desire to move forward on a relationship matter can be intense, or you feel that you now have the psychological tools or enough information to go ahead. Ease back into action now for the best results.
CapricornMars turns direct today after more than two months of retrograde motion, dear Capricorn, and you begin to see rewards for work and health efforts. Work complications tend to iron out as you move forward. You may feel inspired to work a little harder for the things you love or focus more on health and wellness pursuits with added confidence and motivation. Home and family matters are also beginning to see some progress. You’ve had to take your time with big decisions and feel things out with Mars retrograde, and you’re now reaching a turning point. You’ll soon be ready to make decisions and take action that you’ve been mulling over, although it’s best to ease yourself into new beginnings. Not only are things a little confusing around shifts such as this one, but Mercury remains retrograde until the 18th.
AquariusForward movement with plans or news you’re waiting for can arrive after today’s direct turn of Mars, dear Aquarius. Mars has been retrograde since late October, and today’s change of direction brings an end to delays and lack of clarity with studies, romance, creative pursuits, and communications. Mercury does remain retrograde until the 18th, but you’re gathering the motivation and clarity that comes from knowing what you want. Where there may have been some coolness or confusion, you’ll begin to experience directness and clarity. In the weeks ahead, you’ll enjoy more leisure time, personal magnetism, and self-confidence. Ideally, you’ve discovered areas where your approach or methods need improvement, and now you’re ready to make changes. Today, it may be best to observe instead of jump into action as the shift occurs.
PiscesMars turns direct today, dear Pisces, after retrograde motion since late October. This shift of direction brings forward movement to money, gifts, bonuses, family, domestic matters, and personal talents. Ideally, delays in these areas in recent weeks lead to rerouting that helps you understand your situation and desires more clearly. You now have more emotional fuel for enjoying and pursuing your interests. While your personal life remains busy, it’s a straightforward kind of “busy” that you can handle. When problems exist, dealing with them is far easier when you know exactly what they are. Recent complications related to family, living conditions, or home life are expected to smooth out. A venture might pick up the pace, reach a turning point, or resume. Today, ease into things. There is no need to rush as the shift occurs.
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.