- The Moon is in Libra all day.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 4:37 AM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 4:37 AM.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx.
- Mars enters Taurus today (Mars is in Taurus from January 6th to March 3rd).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMars has spent an unusually long time in your sign, dear Aries, but it now moves into your resources sector. Until March 3rd, you’re more security-minded. It’s a fine time for getting yourself settled and working on self-esteem or security issues. You can be more confident about making money but could also be prone to impulsive buying! While having Mars in your sign has helped you understand your desires, you’re now a little more patient and focused. You can be especially excited about and motivated to take care of your valuables and money matters. Still, it’s also an active period for building confidence in your own worth or value. If you’ve been undervaluing yourself or your talents, then this is the time to make things right. Difficulties can arise during this period if you get the feeling that others are not respecting you or your things.
TaurusMars transited the sign behind yours for over six months, dear Taurus, and was quietly at work behind the scenes in your life. Finally, Mars moves into your sign today, revving you up until March 3rd. While this transit can be exciting and energizing, it can sometimes leave you feeling tense if you don’t find the right outlets for expressing yourself. It’s a good idea to watch for oversized tempers. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous time to take the initiative. When you channel your energy wisely during this transit, you are highly dynamic and creative. If you listen to gut instincts rather than merely react to life, then you’re in good form. While you’ve been dealing with buried issues such as anger or emotional slush, circumstances were not conducive for releasing these things directly and straightforwardly. Mars moving into Taurus changes this, bringing fire, stamina, and dynamism to your personality and energy levels. It doesn’t take much to get you all worked up, which can support you or set you back, depending on the situation! Use this period for tapping into your natural bravery and shaping your life, but avoid rash decisions and behavior. Today, you’re focused on getting the little things out of the way.
GeminiMars begins its journey through your privacy and soul sector today, dear Gemini, where it will transit until March 3rd. It’s a strong cycle for researching and reflecting upon your goals. If some plans or projects need to end, the weeks ahead are good for putting them to rest. You are channeling more energy into private matters during this period. The need for rest and recuperation — a time-out for sorting things out — is in the spotlight. However, many things are very much undercover at the moment. Of course, life goes on as usual, but you may need to carve out extra space and time for a retreat of sorts now. There can be a lot to do behind the scenes, out of the public eye, or on your own. You might reevaluate current plans or incubate new ones rather than go full-speed ahead with new ventures. This is not a time when you feel especially confident about asserting your desires, and you may have a harder time knowing what you want or finding a way to go after what you want. You might decide to pour extra energy into healing activities or use this time to finish up a major project.
CancerMars begins its transit of your solar eleventh house, dear Cancer, where it will stay until March 3rd. Mars spent more than six months in challenging aspect to your sign, but now, smoother energy is with you to pursue your desires and goals. You’re less likely to encounter obstacles or opposition now. Working with a team can be successful, although you’ll want to take the lead. You have more energy and desire to organize projects or manage others. You might also enjoy stronger courage to chase your goals or more energy to channel into networking, activities with friends, causes, or group efforts. If there have been problems brewing with a friend or group, however, this transit can bring things out into the open. Mars is about facing issues and getting over them so that you can move forward. While it’s not a very subtle influence, it’s certainly a time for getting things done. Today, you may feel the need to take it easy.
LeoMars moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Leo, where it will stay until March 3rd. Mars spent a longer time than usual in your spirit sector and is now moving onward and upward! With this transit, you can feel a compelling desire to take action, fulfilling your responsibilities and pushing your professional interests ahead, after much focus on extra-curricular interests. You’re enthusiastic about taking care of business. While exciting for life path goals, you can sometimes feel that you’re in the hot seat with Mars challenging your sign during this transit. You prefer a more straightforward approach to life than what’s on offer during this period, but you can work with this energy and use it to your advantage. Your natural enthusiasm can sell a good idea or plan, and you’re naturally taking charge and the lead. You might find it easier to get jobs done without waste. Matters related to your life path goals, career, or reputation are changing, or your feelings about your goals are going in new directions. You may have a harder time dealing with authority as you prefer to work independently at your own pace. While it’s important to assert your needs, try not to overplay your hand or you may be inviting unnecessary conflict. Today’s transits encourage learning, connecting, and playing with ideas.
VirgoMars spent an unusually long period (over six months) undercover in your solar chart, dear Virgo, but today, it heads into your spirit sector and into harmony with your sign. Until March 3rd, this transit fires up your desire to connect more fully to a higher purpose. You may not have seen direct routes to your desires in recent months. Now, obstacles seem easier to clear. You tend to fight for what you believe in, and you’re more courageous about expressing your ideas or opinions in the weeks ahead. This period can be the start of an exciting new passion or interest. Smoother, easier energy is with you, and your approach to the world is a little more outgoing and spirited. It’s an excellent influence for competitive activities on both physical and intellectual levels. You might gently challenge yourself to improve and seek new experiences that enhance your sense of well-being or engagement with the world around you.
LibraMars moves into your intimacy and sharing sector, where it iwll stay until March 3rd, dear Libra, after an extended stay in your opposite sign. In the past six months, you had Mars opposing your sign, often challenging you, and frequently through others! Your intimate life is now likely to heat up. You tend to prefer a subtle approach to getting what you want during this transit. Watch for arguments with a partner over money and power when Mars is under strain in this sector. Otherwise, it’s a powerful influence for connecting with and exploring your hidden desires. It can be a time of intensity within you or in a close relationship. Much is going on behind the scenes. You tend to write your own rules during this transit, and you are more aware of your instincts and impulses, but you might often keep things to yourself. You seek more satisfying and absorbing endeavors. Today, the Moon transits your sign, however, and your feelings are right out there–very hard to ignore!
ScorpioMars has spent over six months in your work and health sector, dear Scorpio, and now moves on. Until March 3rd, Mars heats up your partnership sector, stimulating much activity in the relationship department. Work pressures and health complaints tend to ease. While exciting for close relationships, you can sometimes feel you’re in the hot seat with Mars opposing your sign during this transit. It’s revealing and stimulating but does require some mindfulness and self-awareness since there can be a strong inclination to project traits onto others during this period. Relationships that have been too restrictive, tense, or dull need attention now. A partner could be cranky or possibly merely taking the lead. Either way, it’s worth considering that they might be reflecting your own desire for action. Someone could encourage you to identify and pursue your desires. There can be notably increased energy levels or activity in a relationship as things move quickly, life is lively, or filled with conflict.
SagittariusToday’s energies are transitional, dear Sagittarius. Mars has spent over six months in your romance, creativity, and recreation sector, bringing excitement and volatility to some of these life departments. Today, these ups and downs end with Mars moving into your work and health sector, where it will transit until March 3rd. You have more energy for work, fitness, and daily routines now. Perhaps you have a larger workload than usual. You may be interested in picking up or stepping up a health and physical activity program. Mars fires up your desire to excel with your work, chores, routines, and health pursuits until early March. You want to do things quickly, or you want to pack more things into a shorter period. There could be difficulties working with others if tension has been brewing, but you can do your part by actively channeling excess energy into projects that move your life forward.
CapricornMars moves into a supportive angle to your sign today after an extended stay in your home and family sector, dear Capricorn, which plays in your favor. This transit heats up your desires and animates your romantic life or creative world until March 3rd. It comes as a wonderful boost. You’re confident and assertive, and even more attractive than usual. Relationships are passionate now. You’re alert, ready to make changes, and willing to put yourself out there, and this is a winning combination. You tend to embrace your creativity and your romantic side during this cycle, and you pour more energy into play and pleasure! The major pitfalls with Mars are impatience and insensitivity, which you should aim to control for best results.
AquariusMars enters your home and family sector today, dear Aquarius, after an extended stay in your sector of the mind, communications, and connections. This cycle runs until March 3rd and brings much energy to your personal world and domestic circle. Positively, you have more energy at your disposal for projects on or around the home. This extra energy undirected (or misdirected) can produce tension with family and within. However, it’s a time to dig up buried problems and get them out in the open. Ultimately, it’s a helpful process. It’s an excellent cycle for pushing a family or home-related matter forward, but it does require some adjustments to your general approach to pursuing your desires in other areas of life. Aim to take a good look at how you’re expressing (or bottling) anger. Increased self-awareness can lead to solutions and improvements.
PiscesAfter an extended stay in your solar second house, Mars moves into your communications sector today, dear Pisces, and will transit this part of your chart until March 3rd. You’re more inclined to express yourself with vigor and throw yourself into learning and personal interests with more passion. Communications, transportation, and learning step up their pace. The cycle ahead of you is an encouraging and supportive one, even with fiery Mars involved, as Mars is now in a happy relationship with your sign. Watch for impatience with words and actions–especially while performing manual tasks–but enjoy this take-charge, courageous transit. You’re ahead of the pack with your ideas during this period, and it’s time to assert yourself more directly. You might come up with some significant and quite excellent business ideas.
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.