- The Moon is in Gemini.
- A void Moon period occurs today beginning at 9:21 PM (until tomorrow when the Moon enters Cancer).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 9th, and the Full Moon will happen on the 17th.
- Mercury Rx, Venus Rx, and Uranus Rx.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from December 19th, 2021, to January 29, 2022).
- Mercury stations and turns retrograde today (Mercury is retrograde from January 14 to February 3).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury, the planet that rules communication and transportation, turns retrograde today in your sector of friends, dreams, and wishes, dear Aries. While this retrograde will continue until February 3rd, Mercury will retreat into your sector of career and reputation from January 25th forward. In the coming weeks, it may be best to be as clear as you can when communicating. While today can be a tad confusing when it comes to being understood and understanding others, as long as you avoid concentrating on the syntax of communications, you can get by. You could be turning to past friendships or projects with increased interest. Reminders of a past goal or dream can emerge. You can benefit from some introspection now in general and especially regarding your long-term goals, group associations, or a particular friendship.
TaurusMercury begins its retrograde cycle today, dear Taurus, lasting until February 3rd. It’s a valuable period for catching up by slowing down some areas of your life that have become too rushed! Initially, you may see this slowing down as annoying and inconvenient before adjusting to the shift and seeing its merits. Until the 25th, the retrograde occurs in your career and reputation sector, and you might experience more than usual delays or confusion regarding goals, career choices, and business projects, or this might relate to your reputation. Past matters and tasks can be rehashed or recirculated. While it’s a good time for refining long-term goals and career projects, there can be some confusion surrounding business plans or communications. Keep in mind that information received or perceived today may be a little skewed or incomplete. Overall, however, retrograde Mercury cycles hold excellent potential for refining current projects and for doing some rethinking that benefits you tremendously.
GeminiYour planetary ruler, Mercury, turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, and will continue this cycle until February 3rd. There can be some fuzziness, confusing directions, or key missing information today. However, the retrograde cycle itself is a good time for looking at past decisions and projects with a new eye. There can be inconveniences and slowdowns that may be blessings in disguise as you turn your attention to problems you didn’t know existed–your corrections or edits can ultimately help you tremendously. There can be minor issues with delayed activities or studies, transportation issues, and publishing delays or redos. There can be some cooling off or slow developments in a close relationship. Take special care when presenting ideas, writing letters and emails, and detail work. You may not be seeing the whole picture, but you might also find a new way of looking at a matter that brings about creative results. Today, consider that the communications we usually take for granted may not be working up to par.
CancerWith Mercury turning retrograde today, you might be giving off the wrong signals, or others don’t interpret the right signals correctly, dear Cancer. During this Mercury retrograde cycle that lasts until February 3rd, aim to take extra time to arrive at important decisions, or put particularly perplexing problems on hold. Rethink your financial situation, particularly dependencies on alternate sources of income. There may be delays encountered with support, and this forces you to get creative with money. For the first part of this retrograde period–until the 25th–it occurs in your solar eighth house, and you can find yourself backtracking in the areas of shared finances, intimate relationships, and matters of trust. After the 25th, your one-to-one relationships are affected most. This is a time of introspection and review in a general sense. It’s a good time to reassess joint finances and debts. You may find yourself frequently turning to the past to understand the present, and this rumination can be particularly useful.
LeoMercury begins its retrograde today, dear Leo, and this cycle will last until February 3rd. Until the 25th, this cycle impacts your close personal relationships most, after which, work or health matters are more prominent. If a partner seems to fixate on past issues, give them some space or extra time. You may be looking back or turning to the past in some manner, and some matters started or communicated recently might need some touching up. You could be waiting for information or otherwise in limbo. This may very well give you the chance to consider other angles that benefit you. It’s an excellent time to revise, review, and reorganize as you see things you may have missed because you were too busy to notice the first time around. Communications can be muddled today, but delays can also help you understand your situation better.
VirgoMercury begins its retrograde today, dear Virgo, which will last until February 3rd. During this cycle, relationships with associates, co-workers, or others with whom you share daily tasks require a little more sensitivity than usual, as misunderstandings are common now. Rethinking or reworking work projects that you thought were complete can figure strongly. Returning to an old health regimen or method may be in order. Take this time to come more in touch with your intuition, and more aware of nonverbal forms of communication. This cycle begins in your work and health sector and ends in your romance and creativity house, affecting projects, thoughts, and activities related to these life departments. There may be some inconveniences, slowdowns, delays, or turnarounds during this cycle, but these can lead to significant improvements and edits. You may be taking a second look at an old health issue or discovering the need to rework a project, task, or job. It’s an excellent time for researching health and nutrition programs, as well as job skills and opportunities. You might find that the refinements you make now will be very valuable later.
LibraMercury turns retrograde today, dear Libra, and this is a signal from the cosmos to be a little more mindful when expressing yourself, signing important documents, or coming to critical agreements. You may be less decisive during this cycle that lasts until February 3rd, or information is clogged–you’re waiting for it before you can push ahead. Miscommunications or delays are more likely to emerge in relationships with a lover or with creative projects until the 25th, after which matters related to home life are more prominent. The shift occurring today tends to magnify problems, but going forward, you’re in a good position to look to past projects or relationships for inspiration, as well as to do editing work. Aim to take your time coming to conclusions. This period can be a chance to catch up in other areas of life and to do some rethinking of matters. Slow down and attend to those things you’ve passed over in haste.
ScorpioToday’s energies point to a shift of mental focus, dear Scorpio. Mercury stations, turning retrograde, and will stay in this apparent backward motion until February 3rd, generating some level of confusion around you. Communications that we tend to take for granted seem to malfunction in minor, but nevertheless irritating, ways. The trick is your ability to rise above superficial matters and see into the heart of the person behind the fumbled words. Keep things simple and definite for best results. In the coming weeks, there could be some stalling with household, family, learning, or transportation matters. This retrograde cycle can undoubtedly serve to sway your thinking and change your mind about past decisions as it allows you to see things from a different perspective. At first, you may feel inconvenienced as delays or misunderstandings seem to happen more frequently than usual. However, these can open your mind to new ways of expressing yourself and can alert you to problem areas that need revision, review, and editing. Think in terms of evaluation and development rather than pushing something entirely new.
SagittariusMercury’s retrograde cycle begins today, dear Sagittarius, giving you an approximately three-week window in which to review your options or rethink plans related to learning, communicating, transportation, and making contacts or connections. You might experience some delays due to misunderstood communications, transportation problems or repairs, and possibly computer-related difficulties. A significant someone might see things in a very different light than you. The speed bumps you might encounter are unlikely to be serious ones, merely inconvenient. In fact, because of them, you might discover new and improved ways of making your connections, and these you may not have considered otherwise. It would be wise to double-check your work and communications before submitting or sending them off and to allow extra time to get to appointments. However, it’s a good time for journaling and reworking studies and projects. You might enjoy renewing or recycling old ideas and interests.
CapricornIn the coming weeks, it’s best to bring more sensitivity to your communications, dear Capricorn. Mercury begins its retrograde cycle today, and until February 3rd, you may have some waiting or rethinking to do. Your path now is to look at money matters in new ways. As you reduce expenses, you reduce strain on your brain. Trying to push things forward is not likely to be a wise strategy during this period. If a money or business matter is delayed, it’s time to find new ways to approach your life and to make important discoveries in the process. You may need to review financial affairs, income, and budgets. This can be inconvenient but preferable to throwing yourself into new commitments or agreements that may lose their appeal or glamor at a later date. There can be a change of mind or interest, possibly even a bit of regret when it comes to what’s said or begun now and in recent days. Mercury begins its apparent backward turn in your sector of resources but then retreats into your sign on the 25th for the remainder of the cycle before turning direct again.
AquariusMercury, the planet of communications, has been in your sign since the 2nd, bringing out your voice, dear Aquarius. However, Mercury turns retrograde today, which can produce apparent slowdowns or backtracking in your life in the coming weeks (until February 3rd). This allows you to refine your plans. However, you might find that others misinterpret your words or body language more than usual. People in your life may complain that you seem emotionally distant, particularly with Venus retrograde concurrently until the 29th. On the 25th, Mercury will retreat into your privacy sector, and you’ll be reorganizing, reflecting, and refining. Aim to take your time with decisions and commitments. Decision-making turns inward during this cycle, and intuition wins over pure logic.
PiscesMercury stations and turns retrograde today, dear Pisces. During this cycle that lasts until February 3rd, problems may crop up more frequently, and there can be some inconvenient delays or turnarounds. Trusting your instincts may not be as straightforward as usual, and you may be looking back a lot more than you are looking forward. Past mistakes can return for your attention. You may also experience some interruptions or a state of limbo on some issues. Your thinking is more spiritual and less factual, which can be a definite asset if applied to the right things! You can quite easily put your foot in your mouth, however, or reveal something that you’d prefer to remain hidden. It’s a good cycle for redoing and refining work already in progress. Examination of the past is appropriate now, but try not to get so caught up in it that you forget your priorities.
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.