- The Moon is in Aries until 1:55 PM, after which the Moon is in Taurus.
- The Moon is void from 3:28 AM to 1:55 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 4:01 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- A First Quarter Moon occurs today at 4:01 PM.
- There are no major retrogrades.
- Mercury is not yet retrograde, but is in its pre-retrograde shadow
- The Sun spends its first full day in Aquarius (the Sun transits Aquarius from January 19th to February 18th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s Mars-Uranus alignment points to interesting developments involving your income, finances, valuables, talents, or assets, dear Aries. This transit gives you a burst of energy that you should aim to use wisely and mindfully. You might break free from a constraint or put a dysfunctional project or attitude behind you. Approaches to business and money-making may need an overhaul. If you’ve been over-attached to certain personal possessions, you might now recognize how they’ve weighed you down. Unusual or unexpected events surrounding your finances can arise. While you may want to tame impulses to spend that come on too suddenly, circumstances are pushing you into new and hopefully improved directions. While it’s a good time to be courageous and bold, it’s best to avoid taking unnecessary risks.
TaurusMars aligns with Uranus in your sign today, dear Taurus, and you can be feeling quite riled up, ready to handle a matter, or put something behind you! Your need for more personal freedoms and authentic self-expression is intense. Do watch for angry, slapdash, aggressive, or rash outbursts and decisions that force an issue now. Be the one in charge by honoring your heart rather than reacting with your ego. This Mars-Uranus aspect encourages you to take on the world, and changes in plans or directions are likely. If you focus on making improvements rather than grand gestures or big moves, you’ll more thoroughly enjoy your week. You may be at your most impulsive now, and it’s important not to be reactive, which is how to work towards true independence. You may get some help from a person from your past or an epiphany about a long-term dilemma. The Moon moves into your sign later today, awakening your need for independence further.
GeminiThis week brings rather temperamental energy, dear Gemini, and today, Mars and Uranus align in your solar twelfth house, stirring things up further. Although it’s likely to do with unresolved matters, what seems like an unforeseen problem might arise now. Unusual or sudden desires emerge that likely have to do with your past. Something unusual or unexpected can occur, or a problem may crop up related to a loose end or a private matter. Anger you thought was behind you could erupt. Consider consequences, but if you need to break free from a bad habit or a frustrating circumstance, this electric energy might give you the perfect push to do so. Even a symbolic break is appropriate now as you’re turning over a new leaf. The trick will be to avoid sudden or rash moves, which can lead to trouble.
CancerThis week holds trouble-making energy, dear Cancer. Changes or urges can come on suddenly, and today, Mars aligns with Uranus in your social sector. There can be sudden or abrupt movement related to friends, projects, and plans. This energy can stimulate a bold new idea or plan for the future. A career or life path matter can come to a head instead. A symptom of discontent can be a desire to do something in a big way today, but it’s best to focus on improvement rather than expansion. It’s a strong day for discovery and the motivation or courage to make changes to a friendship or social situation. This might instead relate to happiness goals, dreams, and wishes–events occurring now can just as easily stimulate a new idea or plan for the future, and it can be a breakthrough one. You may discover that to move forward more freely and happily, you have to let go of an attitude that’s kept you down. Watch for rash or impulsive moves.
LeoToday’s energies are electric and dynamic, dear Leo, but you should avoid rash moves. Mars joins Uranus in your solar tenth house, and you can experience this as a prompt to change a career or money matter this week. The desire or need to break free from situations that restrict or limit you is hard to ignore now, and it can be positive if it gives you the courage to make long-overdue changes. Keep in mind that it can be tricky distinguishing between impulse and intuition under this influence, so do your best to tune out distractions and get in touch with your true needs. This can certainly be a time to rock the boat or to dare to do things a little differently. Your ideas are especially innovative and progressive, but moving forward or becoming a freer spirit involves some adjustments–it’s a process!
VirgoMars joins with Uranus in your spirit sector today, dear Virgo, stimulating a desire to make a stand or to achieve a breakthrough. If you’ve felt confined or restricted, you’ll want to break free this week. Because this occurs in your solar ninth house, it can be about an idea or your beliefs, in general. This is a powerful time for seeing an educational path, belief system, personal interest, and mental focus or attitude differently. It’s also a time when you can feel particularly restless as you crave more life experience and freedom of movement. An impulse to explore, discover, and learn can come on strongly–you want to stretch yourself and improve. A relationship or financial matter can rev up instead. Consider what needs to change in your life to live more freely and authentically, but avoid too-quick moves today.
LibraThis week can stir up all sorts of tension, dear Libra, particularly in areas where you’ve felt confined, held back, or restricted. Changes or stirrings can occur with your intimate life, financial situation, or support as Mars and Uranus align in your solar eighth house. The desire to clear up excess debt, both material and psychic, and to get rid of excess baggage, in general, can come on strongly. You might muster up the courage to make meaningful changes, but it’s important to distinguish between impulse and intuition. Reacting keeps you tied to others in uncomfortable ways while taking action puts you in charge of your life. Positively, letting go of something that has already expired or outgrown its usefulness can lead to a real sense of liberation, especially if you free yourself from a destructive habit or circumstance. However, this is very impulsive energy, and it’s best to watch for surprises or sudden moves. Life seems to speed up, and tempers or rash actions are more likely than usual.
ScorpioMars and Uranus align in your partnership sector, dear Scorpio, stirring some changes, creating some fireworks in a relationship, or perhaps forcing an issue. You might enjoy a plan, mission, or increased motivation to resolve a problem once and for all. New developments in a relationship can demand new approaches. Expect the unexpected when it comes to people in your life. For example, there may be an assertion of independence or courage to make connections or suggest others taking the lead or being demanding. Your goal this week should be to make changes that help you live more authentically.
SagittariusThe week’s energies are unpredictable, dear Sagittarius. Today, Mars and Uranus align in your solar sixth house, stirring up matters related to your daily routines, health, and self-care programs. The motivation to make changes to your chores, work, health, or habits can come on suddenly. You should probably watch for impulsiveness or flaring tempers. However, you might use this spark of energy to correct conditions that hold you back from achieving good health and habits or from more fully enjoying your daily life, including your work and chores. You might instead break through a creative block now. Unexpected changes are possible, and situations seem to demand a new or innovative approach.
CapricornMars and Uranus align in your solar fifth house today, dear Capricorn, stirring up energy and perhaps some unrest. It can be a time of sudden motivation to express yourself in unique ways or break free from a confining situation or label. There may be a sudden attraction or a make-or-break situation. For best results, avoid taking unnecessary risks and aim to act from the heart rather than merely react or respond to changing circumstances. Rebelliousness is not likely to serve you well, but making courageous changes can work out to your advantage. A powerful desire to change direction might relate to living conditions or home and family matters. The need to express or enjoy yourself is also in focus.
AquariusThis week’s energies can be unpredictable and perhaps disruptive in spots, dear Aquarius, but they can also awaken the desire for improvement and change. Mars and Uranus align in your home and family sector today. You may want to improve your domestic world or living conditions/arrangements, especially if you’ve been feeling confined or restrained. There can be a project or your studies coming to a head, and sudden desires to change direction can be powerful, indeed. Be cautious about making massive changes if desires come on suspiciously quickly, but keep yourself open to new methods for handling old problems. This influence can lead to a breakthrough moment or turning point, and the goal is a lighter load so that you feel freer. Aim to curb the tendency to react impulsively or even immaturely.
PiscesThis week brings changeful, sometimes temperamental energy, dear Pisces, but it can also awaken a need for improvement and progress. With Mars and Uranus meeting in your solar third house, there can be exciting discussions, personal interests, transportation, news, or developments with studies and learning. You’re expressing your independence and enterprising spirit. News can come that steers you on an updated course. However, desires might be fleeting, so do watch that you don’t pour too much energy into something that may later lose your interest. Watch for impatience on the road or with mechanical devices. Hasty communications can be disruptive. With some care, this can be a time for pushing a matter that you’ve wanted for some time. Actions taken this week may activate a money, ownership, respect, or income matter. Putting clutter or a weighty matter behind you can be in order.
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.