- The Moon is in Scorpio until 12:32 PM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius.
- A void Moon period occurs from 9:26 AM to 12:32 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 14th.
- Mercury is retrograde only until tomorrow (Mercury is retrograde from December 29th, 2022-January 18th, 2023).
- Mars is no longer retrograde and is in its post-retrograde shadow until March 15th.
- Mercury Rx and Uranus Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWhile you can be happy and engaged on the surface of things today, dear Aries, part of you can be hesitant and unsure of your perceptions. On this day before Mercury’s direct station, it’s indeed possible that you don’t see the whole story yet. Avoid delving into unknown territory for now. The Sun and Pluto are heading toward a meeting in your solar tenth house, bringing intense feelings and perhaps fears to light. These relate to your life path, ambitions, career, or reputation. You could be concerned about the image you’re projecting or where your life is heading, but the determination to take more control emerges from it. If you need to reinvent yourself on a professional or reputation level, this is the time to develop strategies. Consider reducing activities that keep you from excelling or block your progress.
TaurusWhile the day begins lightly, dear Taurus, the potential for insight into others’ motives and desires is strong as the day advances. This is the case even if they are doing their best to keep these things to themselves! Consider that the details aren’t yet complete, and while what you see is valuable, it’s best to reserve judgment on this day before Mercury’s direct station. Your personal life and inner world of emotions are in strong focus today. The Sun and Pluto head toward alignment in your solar ninth house, asking you to transform and grow through your beliefs, ideas, and attitudes. Someone or something could challenge how you see things, and you can resist or grow through the experience. It’s easy to see that clinging too tightly to your ideas can limit your growth. Freeing yourself from limiting attitudes is a process that’s unfolding a little at a time for you, and it’s empowering. Still, you may need to work through tension and fear to get to this place. Fears tend to relate to the road ahead, long-term plans, skills, knowledge, and faith in your future, and overcoming them can be a mission now.
GeminiThis can be a fine day for rewarding connections, dear Gemini, although with Mercury about to station direct, communications may not be straightforward quite yet. It’s a good time to discover ways to make your duties more pleasant and appealing. Some restlessness is possible, but as the day advances, it’s easier to focus. The Sun and Pluto are heading into alignment in your solar eighth house, and you can benefit from in-depth research, investigating, or digging. Instead, there can be an important epiphany about a relationship or your inner motivations. It’s a time to recognize your deeper desires and ambitions, although you can also come face to face with some of your fears, which can be revealing.
CancerYou might devise creative ways of achieving your goals, dear Cancer, possibly prompted by an event in which you feel undermined or undervalued. However, it’s better to keep your plans in your head for the time being, as there is some tendency for misunderstandings temporarily. As the day advances, relationships or feelings about someone can be intense, with the Sun and Pluto heading toward alignment. Your interactions seem to show you sides of your own nature that you may not have seen or acknowledged. Aim to consider all angles! It can be all too easy to see in others what you are trying to avoid knowing about yourself. Fortunately, you can learn a lot about yourself through the events and emotions of the day. You might even take a relationship to a new level.
LeoIt’s all too easy to become entranced by something you think you need with today’s transits, dear Leo. This doesn’t need to have a price tag — this can also extend to the world of emotions. Consider that misjudgment is more likely than usual today. As the day advances, your focus tightens. The Sun and Pluto head toward alignment, and you’re tapping into your deeper ambitions. You might get worked up over a problem before getting to a place of empowerment, and it’s important to know when to let go! Fortunately, with some self-honesty, this can be an excellent time to recognize areas of your life that require pruning so that you can grow and reach your goals.
VirgoThe day can be playful and imaginative, dear Virgo, although perhaps confusing in more formal situations. The Moon’s move into your solar fourth house stirs the homebody in you. It’s a time of the lunar month when you can benefit from building up strength within. Confusing elements in communications can figure strongly with Mercury heading toward a station tomorrow. Things will clarify soon! The Sun heads toward alignment with Pluto in your solar fifth house, and feelings heat up as the day advances. If you’ve struggled with whether you sincerely care for–or have entirely gotten over–a situation or person, the Sun might now illuminate your deeper feelings, desires, and fears. Whether it’s recognition for your uniqueness or attention from a love interest, the desire can be hard to deny, and you may feel wanting, or you could be dealing with resentment or jealousy. Aim to face your feelings and consider how you can improve your life now that you’re more in touch. You might use powerful feelings to drive a creative work or a new purpose or commitment.
LibraA good part of you doesn’t want to be bothered with nonsense today, dear Libra, but you can’t seem to escape it in the first half of the day. While distractions can be plenty, there are workarounds. Still, you’re willing to negotiate, compromise, and maintain a comfortable level of harmony, and your wisdom will eventually be evident to people. Also today, the Sun and Pluto head toward alignment, illuminating areas of resentment or overattachment. With extra insight or self-awareness, it’s easier to solve problems. You might recognize buried desires or resentments, particularly related to your personal life, family, and home matters. You can more clearly see areas of your life that need a serious update or reboot. It can benefit you to focus on what needs to be left behind or upgraded and transformed. Pluto prefers to improve what you already have! As such, you might channel your energies into a home-related pursuit.
ScorpioYou can feel drained today if you’ve been giving too much to someone or a relationship, dear Scorpio, or putting pressure on yourself to make changes, as either of these scenarios is unhealthy. Today, aim to let go a little to regain some balance. If it means focusing on your personal needs, then so be it. You can only be useful to others once you’ve discovered your inner strength. If you aim to focus on taking care of yourself, you could find that others are drawn to you even more, perhaps as they have recently been blind to your value. As the day advances, your ability to get in touch with drives you increases as the Sun and Pluto head into alignment. While it could be somewhat disruptive or uncomfortable, this process serves you well if you work with it to grow and improve. Your communications are particularly impactful, or there can be a new development, memory, or concern related to a project or pursuit. The motivation to firm up vulnerable areas or work on fixes can come on strong. With this transit, you can get entirely caught up in a subject.
SagittariusWhile communication mishaps are possible, dear Sagittarius, love can surprise you today– in a pleasant way. The day can begin sluggishly, but the Moon’s move into your sign enlivens you. As well, the Sun and Pluto head toward an alignment in your solar second house, illuminating your deeper ambitions and fears, especially about your earning power, feelings of self-worth, money matters, and security. It’s an excellent time to create strategies to spend and save more effectively, primarily related to pruning and reducing. Getting rid of dead weights in your life is what this transit is about! This powerful duo can stir up strong feelings about your boundaries, income, and values. If you’re fearful or worried about security or financial matters, you can be particularly sensitive about these things now.
CapricornFriendly energy is with you today, although you’re inclined to be retiring as the day advances, dear Capricorn, with the Moon’s move into your privacy sector. Strong themes of imagination, relaxation, rest, withdrawal, and reflection are with you today. Still, the Sun and Pluto are heading into alignment in your sign, stirring instincts to grow, improve, and change. For best results now, aim to focus on the things you can master and avoid succumbing to the pressure to do it all quickly. There is an intensity building that you can use to your advantage but watch for a tendency to fixate on problems.
AquariusToday’s transits spotlight sensitivity to issues brewing around you, dear Aquarius, but there can be some difficulties reaching any solid conclusions. It takes more work to focus today, as your mind can take you on different tangents. Still, you can enjoy some variety and following your curiosity. It’s a good time to honor uniqueness and freedom of spirit. As the day advances, we approach a Sun-Pluto alignment that stirs a need to renovate on emotional levels. Those things that leave you feeling insecure or guilt-ridden need to go, but first, you need to identify them and their source! This transit helps you recognize the attitudes or situations in your life that may have driven self-destructive behavior or are at the root of feelings of powerlessness. A bit of discomfort now can motivate you to grow and improve, fueling the determination to rid yourself of problem areas.
PiscesToday’s transits are on the complicated side, dear Pisces, largely due to a slight tendency to misjudge. Signals can quickly get confused. As the day advances, taking charge comes naturally and can be enjoyable. The Moon heads to the top of your solar chart, reminding you of your goals and priorities, and the Sun and Pluto head toward alignment. While this transit can illuminate difficulties with friends or complicated emotions about your social life, what emerges from this process can motivate you to make connections, start fresh, or make repairs. You get a candid glimpse into problem areas, and it’s up to you whether you use this energy to fixate or to fix! This influence can stir up a need to remove some of the distractions or less meaningful projects from your life.
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.