- The Moon is in Virgo.
- A void Moon period begins at 4:33 PM today, and runs until tomorrow at 12:41 AM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon in Cancer occurred on December 29th, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on January 6th.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s energies are strong for solving problems, dear Aries. There is a lot of power available to you in the form of mental focus and determination, with Mercury and Pluto coming together at the top of your solar chart. Try to use this for good and avoid stubbornness that serves only to frustrate. You might get word on a matter likely related to career, business, or life path. Or, you can gain some meaningful insight into a major project. Your words certainly have more impact than usual. Relationships can be sensitive today if you’re too focused on work or reputation matters. In your search for the truth, pull back a little to get some perspective. Even so, fears and worries can be debilitating in general, but sometimes they push us to tighten up our lives in useful ways.
TaurusToday’s transits inspire you to enjoy yourself more fully, dear Taurus, but as the day advances, you tend towards a one-track mind. There can be a tendency to either dwell on a problem or opinion or to determinedly follow a personal interest and investigate a matter more fully. You can be feeling quite fired up about an idea or topic with Mercury and Pluto aligning in your solar ninth house. A pursuit or idea can get the adrenaline pumping. While you should avoid trying to “convert” someone to your line of thinking, you should take advantage of your spirited, passionate frame of mind by applying it to something constructive and worthy of your attention. As you pursue your interests heartily, others are more likely to see your perspective given a little time. It can be a time for new insight into your beliefs or educational plans. Watch for the tendency for an exchange of ideas to turn into a frustrating power game.
GeminiThe Moon spends another day at the bottom of your solar chart, dear Gemini, and you seek roots. As the day advances, your thoughts tend to dominate, and you’re inclined to think deeply. Not only do you have Mercury transiting your sector of hidden and intimate matters, but it also aligns with intense Pluto today, revealing new layers to a situation. This combination is excellent for research and investigation, although you might end up taking this too far if you’re not careful. Aim to nurture your desire to get to the bottom of a matter only up to the point that it serves you well. Conversations and thoughts need not go to negative places to learn something meaningful! What’s most important now is that you learn more about yourself and your desires and feelings. Using strategy is natural and beneficial now–it’s a promising time for discovery and insight.
CancerWhile the Moon in your solar third house all day inclines you to lighthearted activities, dear Cancer, a Mercury-Pluto alignment is more specialized. You could find your thoughts frequently turn to a relationship matter, or someone wants your undivided attention. Whether or not you want to “go there” in a conversation, it may end up moving in that direction anyhow! You might consider approaching an uncomfortable topic if it needs airing, but do keep in mind that there is a strong tendency for people to take things more seriously right now. There can be stimulating and possibly intense interactions with a significant person in your life, or your thoughts on a matter are in focus as you reach an epiphany and greater understanding of your relationship needs. If others seem a little too pushy, know when this may be going too far and redefine your boundaries. Otherwise, this can be a time for gaining a new understanding of someone’s point of view, and it can be educational.
LeoYou can experience a stronger desire and drive to be efficient today, dear Leo, although you can begin the day wanting to settle in and get comfortable. As the day advances, you tend to wrap your mind around problems and work your way through mental challenges in a step by step manner. Mercury aligns with Pluto in your work and health sector, stimulating your determination to get ahead on a project or endeavor. Researching a health or healing method can be rewarding. Watch for a tendency to be overbearing, and be kind to yourself by knowing when to let go of a matter. Facing a truth, even an uncomfortable one, can motivate you to improve, firm up, and get a handle on important areas of your life, leaving you less vulnerable to worry or problems down the road.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your sign, and your emotional needs and desires are in stronger focus, dear Virgo. While you can begin the day a tad wistful, as it advances, you’re inclined to focus and concentrate. Mercury, your ruler, aligns with Pluto, and the day’s energies are on the intense side on a mental level. You can become quite engrossed in a matter that seems to beg for resolution or further investigation related to a creative project, child, or romantic relationship. An important conversation, discovery, or big reveal can occur now. Use intense emotions and compulsions constructively through art or intimacy. There is a dramatic and competitive touch to everything you do today. Looking to find out the truth about a matter can work in your favor if you do so with moderation. Pushing your natural boundaries when it comes to thinking, connecting, and creating can be valuable. Knowing when to stop will help you take back control and get back on track.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in the sign behind yours, dear Libra, and you tend to rest, reflect, and heal rather than start anew. The Moon will move into your sign tomorrow, and you’ll crave more interaction. For now, you’re inclined to deeper thought and some detachment. As the day advances, you tend to dig for answers. Conversations can revolve around family, the past, emotional matters, or home life. It’s a little too easy to push one another’s buttons, however. Channeling extra energy into making plans, organizing the home, or family activities may be most successful. Ideally, you gain new insight that helps you resolve a problem and move on. However, there is a small risk that you’ll become overly focused on one idea that you miss the important point, so watch for taking a line of thought or conversation too far.
ScorpioThe Moon spends another day in your social sector, dear Scorpio, and you pay more attention to your connections and happiness goals. A complicated matter can emerge that requires your complete attention later today, or your mind may latch onto a dilemma or problem, and it can be complicated to pull yourself out. Use your natural smarts to keep communications healthy. Your insight into a matter can be very useful to others. It can be a powerful day for influencing others through your ideas and communications, and there can be breakthrough insights now. Conversations tend to be heavier and more penetrating than usual. Watch for taking a line of thought too far if it interferes with your priorities or good mood.
SagittariusWhile the day can begin on a somewhat restless note, dear Sagittarius, there can be a real drive to understand something as the day advances. A topic or line of thought can keep you alert and eager, and conversations can be insightful and on the weighty or meaty side. Mercury aligns with Pluto today, and the desire to get to the bottom of a matter is strong. You may be suspicious of something or worried about money or business matters. However, this energy is best used to firm up your spending or identify flaws so that you can fix them. There can be a final word or resolution to a financial issue. Aim to take some time away from an issue if it’s draining you or distracting you from your priorities.
CapricornAim to take advantage of an opportunity to bring a new perspective to a problem today, dear Capricorn. With Mercury and Pluto conjunct and in your sign today, you could be the topic of discussion, or your words are in stronger influence. You could be pursuing an answer or truth or eloquently stating your case. Conversations could trigger deeper issues, and someone could take comments the wrong way. However, challenges today seem to light a fire under you to make improvements. Others may see you as contemplative, which can intimidate some. You might gain new insight into your personality, personal plans, or health. You’re not afraid to take the bad with the good, helping you see much more than usual.
AquariusA lot is going on in your private life or inner world today, dear Aquarius, with the Moon in your solar eighth house and Mercury and Pluto aligning in your solar twelfth house. You can get some valuable insight into a complicated matter or a new understanding of a significant event from the past, which changes your mental direction in the future. There can be intense thoughts, a mystery to solve, or an old problem that begs resolution. Even if you keep it to yourself, others around you are likely to see you’re preoccupied. While you should watch for becoming overly focused on something to the point of distraction from priorities, it should be a good time for getting to the bottom of a situation. Recognize when contemplation becomes overthinking, as the former helps you out, and the latter can end up taking you further away from a solution.
PiscesWith today’s Mercury-Pluto alignment, dear Pisces, it may be best to push just enough to get to a new level of understanding. Seek ways to improve, grow, and learn so that you can move past a frustrating matter. Discussions and ideas emerging today can help create turning points, and they can be a little more intense than usual. A happiness goal or friendship matter can be in stronger focus. Keep in mind that there is a tendency to make mountains out of molehills today, and avoid going too far with a line of thinking if it’s fear-based. Conversations with friends and networking activities can offer meaningful learning experiences. You might get to see to the very heart of an issue.
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.