- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- A void Moon begins today at 8:58 PM (and runs until tomorrow at 6:14 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 6th.
- Current retrogrades: Uranus Rx.
- Mercury enters Aquarius today (Mercury is in Aquarius from January 8th to March 15th).
- Venus enters Capricorn today (Venus is in Capricorn from January 8th to February 1st).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury begins its transit of your solar eleventh house today, dear Aries, and will continue to influence this area of your chart until March 15th. It’s a good time to communicate with flair and get your message across smoothly. People readily catch on to your ideas and the intended meaning of your communications. There can be more frequent contact with associates and friends, and networking may add value to your life. Your thinking is particularly progressive and inventive. This transit can awaken your enthusiasm for a dream or project. Later today, however, Mercury and Mars form a square, which can rev you up a little. It’s important to avoid the pitfalls of impatience with your communications and with rushing, in general. Aim to use this energy for resolving a problem. Ideally, this planetary duo gives you the courage to get something out of your system, but do watch that you don’t say something you regret.
TaurusMercury moves into your career and reputation sector today, dear Taurus, spending time in this area of your solar chart until March 15th. It’s a period when you’re communicating with more impact and thinking up long-term strategies that move you closer to your goals. Your thoughts and conversations more frequently revolve around your responsibilities during this cycle. As the day advances, watch for a tendency to speak or act hastily as Mercury, now in a most public place in your solar chart, forms a square to Mars in your sign. There can be a spirit of impulsiveness, which can lead to small problems. Aim to tap into the courage to complete something you’ve avoided. It makes sense to avoid overstating your case or speaking too soon or too quickly on a matter.
GeminiMercury moves into harmony with your sign after spending a few weeks in an awkward angle to it, dear Gemini, and it’s refreshing. You have a more relaxed than usual time of expressing yourself and getting your ideas across smoothly during this cycle. You enjoy positivity in your outlook, thoughts, and conversations until March 15th. You embrace new ways of looking at problems as you’re tired of old rules, routines, and information. You seek out new horizons on mental levels, and you might discover new and exciting interests. Later today, watch for rushing into a conversation or throwing something away too quickly as Mercury and Mars form a square. This transit is temporary, but it can generate some emotional or psychological frustration and tensions. Watch for impatience or restlessness that can lead to disruptions and unnecessary stress. Look for inspiration and avoid rushing things which can lead to waste. Allow mental unrest to motivate you to do something constructive.
CancerMercury heads into your solar eighth house today, dear Cancer, drawing you to more profound thought, study, thinking, and conversations until March 15th. It’s a good time to devise strategies and plans and dig deeply into a topic, although imperfect for straightforward communications and transportation. You bring more reason and objectivity to sensitive issues–you’re primarily interested in meaning and context. Conversations tend to be a little more intimate, or the topics on the table are not your usual fare. The mood later today can be a little excitable or tense with Mercury forming a square to Mars. Watch for off-the-cuff comments which may be a little too abrupt to do you much good. Restlessness can cause some inconveniences. The small problems of life tend to bother you more than usual, and it’s best to watch for hasty communications.
LeoEnthusiasm runs high today, dear Leo, although you can feel somewhat in limbo. Mercury begins its transit of your opposite sign, and until March 15th, intellectual companionship is a fun theme. You seek out or attract people who help stimulate your thoughts and decisions. Input and feedback tend to jumpstart or rev up your thinking. Conversations can be particularly interesting, and ideas generated through these exchanges can be beneficial. It’s a good transit for helping to restore some balance in your life. Later today, there can be an edge to communications as Mercury forms a square to Mars, however. If others are pushy or pursuing you too adamantly today, you may need to draw some boundaries. Instead, you could feel pressure to do too much or to make everything perfect, which can also lead to problems. It may be that you’re a little too impatient to get something done or to achieve a goal, and everything else becomes a distraction as a result. Try not to overthink things. If you need a push to get going, tension generated now might do the trick, but do avoid hasty words and moves.
VirgoThe Moon’s transit of your busy solar third house today stimulates your curiosity, dear Virgo. Mercury, your planetary ruler, moves into your work and health sector today. Until March 15th, you might frequently focus on and perhaps fret about the details of your life. Your thoughts and conversations often turn to work, health, and practical matters. It’s a decent time to learn new skills, particularly practical ones, and seek information that helps you improve your work, health, routines, and habits. Haste makes waste later today, as Mercury and Mars form a square. This transit might convince us we need to rush our actions or words when we may only need to think differently. Differences of opinion can escalate quickly, or disagreements can occupy too much space in your mind. On the other side of the coin, problem areas may be so glaring that you’re ready to do something about them and finally resolve a long-standing issue. Just be sure not to move so quickly that you trip over yourself. It’s best to avoid rushing conversations, trips, or projects.
LibraMercury moves into harmony with your sign after spending time tucked away in your home sector, dear Libra, and it can feel quite liberating as you become less guarded. With Mercury now in your entertainment, romance, and pleasure sector, it’s more comfortable and natural to express your ideas and opinions. You’re more communicative and friendly during this cycle that lasts until March 15th, and you’re inclined to seek intellectual entertainment or mental stimulation. There can be a stronger need for communications and movement in a romantic relationship. Later today, a theme of impatience or disagreement can emerge, although it’s rather quick to evaporate. It’s best not to speak too soon or without thinking while it lasts, as what you say may not represent how you feel. Disruptions now can stir up new ideas, but it’s best to watch for abrupt moves to avoid complications. If you are impatient with others instead of assertive and direct, then you run the risk of unnecessary stress.
ScorpioMercury begins its transit of the sector of your solar chart that rules heart, home, and family, dear Scorpio. Thought processes are inward and intuitive during this cycle that lasts until March 15th. There can be a lot to learn about (or through) family and close loved ones in the weeks ahead. Thoughts and conversations often turn to domestic affairs, family concerns, or the past. You are not as communicative in the outside world, and you may not feel quite as understood or “heard” at this time. You may be a little more guarded than usual with your thoughts and ideas. However, it’s another story in your personal life, which is far busier. Later today, there can be some tensions if you give in to pressures to push a matter or to rush through things. There can be some abruptness in communications or actions, which might lead to unnecessary complications. Kept under check, you may find ways to break out along a new path of expression. Try not to rush things, and don’t let others boss you around, and you’ll have a better chance of resolving problems.
SagittariusMercury completes its transit of your resources sector, dear Sagittarius, and now enters your communications sector. As the planet of communications, it feels right at home there! This cycle that lasts until March 15th helps you make sharper assessments and gain some mental clarity. It encourages reaching out, making connections, picking up new interests and skills, and sharing your ideas. Learning, teaching, studying, and conversations flow naturally now. Later today, Mercury forms a hard aspect to Mars, which can generate some tension if you give in to pressures to rush something through. Impatience can be a problem, particularly with ideas. Simplifying or focusing on one thing at a time may help. Watch for hasty moves and jumping too quickly to conclusions. Slowing down just a little can ultimately get you where you want to go, if not faster, more smoothly.
CapricornMercury moves out of your sign and into your resources sector today, dear Capricorn, where it will stay until March 15th. This influence is beneficial for your practical affairs–you’re bringing more intelligence and attention to matters related to finances, valuables, possessions, and security or comfort. These very things can also be strongly on your mind in the weeks ahead! You can pick up useful, practical information, mainly because this is the kind of information you seek most. Later today, Mercury and Mars form a challenging square aspect, and it’s best not to rush conclusions or statements. It’s far easy to say something you later regret under this influence. It may not be easy to relax temporarily, but tension might push you to take care of something you’ve let go. Taking something as an intellectual challenge may be your best bet. Moderation and patience are key, even if they’re difficult to put into practice.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, inclining you to nurture your ambitions today, dear Aquarius. You’re especially aware of your influence and reputation now. Also today, Mercury enters your sign, and until March 15th, you’re finding your voice and making snappier decisions. It’s a self-starting and sometimes restless cycle. You may need to put a little extra effort into making time to relax. Otherwise, it’s a strong period for mental clarity. You prefer to take the lead when it comes to mental or intellectual tasks rather than consult others or collaborate. While Mercury transiting your sign is a mostly helpful influence, it forms a square to Mars today, and you should watch for the tendency to jump the gun. It’s best not to rush now — problems may result from pushing something too quickly. Try not to give in to pressures to say or do something in haste. It’s also possible that family or home matters can conflict with your plans, or people close to you may be annoyed by your attention to other things. There may be a disagreement that requires putting egos aside to resolve.
PiscesMercury begins its transit of your privacy sector today, dear Pisces. Until March 15th, your decision-making skills and thought processes tend to be more intuitive, inward, or solitary. It’s a good cycle for processing recent experiences, as well as for reasoning your way through issues that you’ve left unfinished or pushed to the side. You can arrive at a greater understanding of your life, and you might help others with words of advice and wisdom. You’re looking at the past from a new perspective and paying more attention to your private life. Even so, Mercury forms a challenging aspect to Mars later today, and it can fire you up to take care of a problem area. However, it’s better to avoid rushing words or actions now. Unresolved matters can weigh on your mind, which can distract you or incline you to rush through communications. Tense or rushed speech can, in turn, lead to unnecessary complications or misunderstandings. There might also be competitiveness with others that irritates rather than motivates. Try not to put plans into motion because you’re impatient–wait until you’re confident and have time to put more thought into them.
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.