- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 10:55 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 14th.
- Mercury stations and turns direct today (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.
- Uranus Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s transits intensify your ambitions, dear Aries. As well, Mercury turns direct after retrograde motion since late December. While this means an imminent clearing of obstacles and delays, the day itself is a shift day and can confuse matters. Fortunately, this change helps unblock projects and endeavors that have encountered delays in recent weeks. In the coming days, work projects advance, and communications open up, particularly with associates and bosses, parents, or managers. You’ll begin to feel the fog lifting in the coming days, and you’re likely to become more precise about your goals. Career matters tend to resume or pick up speed.
TaurusLife can be a little tense today with the Sun and Pluto meeting, dear Taurus, but it’s also a good time to focus on your priorities. Even so, Mercury ends its retrograde today, and with this shift, there can be temporary confusion. You may need to deal with communication or transportation breakdowns, but while these things may have been more frequent in the past few weeks, many of these problems will begin to clear up over the coming days and weeks. There can be a real sense of moving forward. Be a little more mindful of communications, as misunderstandings are likely with Mercury at its station but look forward to moving on projects and endeavors in your life that were delayed or stuck in recent weeks. A turnaround for some of your projects, particularly related to travel, education, publishing, and legal matters, is imminent. Just take your time putting new plans into motion. For now, it’s a good time to study and reflect.
GeminiQuestions of trust may push to the surface today, dear Gemini, and self-honesty is especially important. You can use the focused, concentrated energy for intense study or problem-solving. However, watch for tricky communications as your ruler, Mercury, turns direct after weeks of retrograde motion. It’s a powerful move, but the shift itself can be disorienting. In the days and weeks ahead, there can be good news for financial and intimate matters with more clarity in these life departments. Mercury can help clear recent blocks and slowdowns and fill in the blanks on some issues. You’ll be in good shape for negotiating about money or time-sharing.
CancerMercury is shifting direction after over three weeks of retrograde motion, dear Cancer. While this shift helps clear information clogs, it can demand some reorienting today. Look forward to increased clarity, particularly in your relationships, as Mercury slowly regains its regular speed in the days ahead, and you feel more confident about making the right decisions. For now, take special care in your interactions with others and consider that you may be missing important details. Wait to jump into action! Instead, allow new information to trickle in.
LeoThe Sun and Pluto meet in your work and health sector today, dear Leo. This alignment shines a light on your deeper ambitions, fears, and anxieties, primarily related to your health, daily routines, work, and service. This week can be a great time to resolve a complicated matter or rework something inside out or top to bottom. Also today, Mercury turns direct after weeks of retrograde motion, pointing to unblocking. The key is to be patient a bit longer. Routine matters tend to iron or smooth out in the days ahead. Information comes in that helps you make more decisive choices. More clarity is on its way!
VirgoMercury changes direction and ends its retrograde cycle, dear Virgo, helping to unclog information so that your choices and decisions are clearer in the days and weeks ahead. It’s time to come at problems from a new angle! Further information emerges, and this releases energy to flow forward. You could reconsider a goal or deal with something that you overlooked to clear the path for moving on. You could end up returning to previous conversations that were confusing or getting nowhere, now with increased clarity. Today’s transits ramp up your ambitions, and it can feel good, but it’s important not to rush things as Mercury makes this directional shift.
LibraMercury ends its retrograde today, dear Libra, and while this change of direction brings less indecision as you advance, today can be a little confusing. Keep things simple for best results, and take your time! It would be appropriate to conserve energy now, and it’s best to take your time putting new initiatives into motion. In the days ahead, however, there can be improved communications and more information that helps you move forward. You’ll find life easier to navigate as projects or appointments begin to move ahead, and motivation increases. Home projects that were left undone now resume.
ScorpioWith Mercury’s station today, dear Scorpio, you might take a pause. Mercury turns direct after a retrograde phase since December 29th, and while it’s good news, because it’s a shift of direction, there can be some temporary disorientation. It’s better not to jump into action, new launches, or major decisions, but you’ll enjoy some forward motion on delayed projects in the coming days and weeks. Further information can arrive that facilitates decision-making. Aim to work on activities that help clear up delays and set the ball rolling to make progress.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your sign, encouraging you to connect with your emotions, dear Sagittarius. A Sun-Pluto alignment also hypes you up. But with today’s Mercury station, there can be some miscommunication. Fortunately, Mercury turns direct, and information will unclog in the days and weeks ahead. Clearer communications are likely, information comes through, or previously delayed initiatives move forward. With Mercury’s current transit of your solar second house, this can be about money, personal possessions, or business. You’ll feel better equipped to move your plans ahead and make informed decisions. Ease things forward in a few days.
CapricornMercury’s retrograde ends today, dear Capricorn, and this can help release blocks or delays. The shift itself occurring now can be confusing, so take your time! In the coming days, you’ll benefit from a more straightforward approach to life. With today’s Sun-Pluto alignment in your sign, you may want to get your affairs in order. This transit shines a light on personal ambitions and fears, which can be slightly uncomfortable if you’ve been out of touch with them, but also highly revealing. Acknowledge your deeper needs, wants, and desires, but then develop a plan to achieve those that are healthy and empowering.
AquariusAim to learn from frustrations emerging now as Mercury stations today, dear Aquarius, as you’ll have many opportunities to improve conditions in the days and weeks ahead. Today, with the shift occurring, choose your words carefully–and your battles! Soon enough, you’ll enjoy forward movement on delayed projects. Delays lift, and word comes through. It can feel good if you’ve been in limbo and now know how to proceed. You may enjoy increased faith in your dreams and ideas. Behind-the-scenes matters tend to go particularly well for you and you may begin to see a grand design behind recent events in your life. It’s a time for seeing the meaning behind recent events.
PiscesMercury has been retrograde since late December, dear Pisces, and turns direct today. Remember, however, that communications can remain confusing as Mercury changes direction, perhaps even more so. It’s not an ideal time to bring up sensitive topics just for the time being, as misunderstandings can be frustrating and, in some cases, wholly unnecessary. However, you’ll see forward movement in relationships or pursuits that have recently suffered delays or blocks. Tricky problems and indecisiveness should clear in the days and weeks ahead. Mercury’s forward turn in your social sector promises more clarity and understanding with friends. Also today, a Sun-Pluto alignment gets you in touch with deep drives and fears revolving around your social 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.