- The Moon is in Leo.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 28th in the sign of Cancer.
- Saturn Rx, Neptune Rx, and Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s Mars-Pluto square can stir some competitive feelings, dear Aries. It’s an especially personal transit with Mars, your planetary ruler, currently transiting your sign. Your desire to assert your independence or simply go your own way and do your own thing is stronger than usual. However, the pressures to keep cool or stick to the rules are also in place, causing a dilemma. Ideally, you reach a compromise, but you might consider dialing down your ambitions just a little to reduce excess stress. It may very well be that you can do so without loss. You have all sorts of exciting ideas and plans, but putting too much energy into new efforts can get you behind on current responsibilities and projects. Stress comes today if you push processes that should be allowed to unfold over time.
TaurusIt’s not the best time to take shortcuts or vent your frustrations, dear Taurus, with Mars forming a square to Pluto. A difference of opinion could get you more riled up than usual, and it’s hard to do or think of much else. You might find yourself fixated on an unresolved, frustrating matter. You’re likely to feel unprepared, and the key to easing pressures is to identify areas where you’ve been micromanaging or attempting to control and then consciously ease off them a little. It can be challenging to focus or concentrate with so much on your mind, but if you work on this, you may be able to diffuse and decompress. Fears can magnify to bigger-than-life proportions where Pluto is concerned, and dealing with their origins can help manage tensions. You may need to get some perspective or check in with someone who’s not as close to the situation.
GeminiTransits today tend to turn your attention to your deeper issues or a lingering problem, dear Gemini. It may be time to eliminate a habit that doesn’t work in your favor, but it’s not straightforward, and baby steps may be necessary. Perhaps it’s a superstition, fear, or another attitude that gives the power up to something or someone else instead of keeping it for yourself. People can be stubborn today, and areas where you feel drained of energy, time, or money become more prominent. Try to keep your wits about you and avoid short-sighted decision-making. If power dynamics are an issue, perhaps there are ways to manage and share power from now on. Today’s energies are complicated, but reactions to problems can be highly revealing. Priorities may be hard to decide, but giving yourself some time can help things fall into place. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, helping lighten things up. There can be plenty of stimulation on a mental level.
CancerMars clashes with Pluto today, dear Cancer, and this transit can pull up a conflict between a relationship and your duties, responsibilities, or worldly or strategic goals. Watch for taking on too much or overemphasizing one to the detriment of another. You should have room for both in your life, and if one drive is taking over, it’s a sign to ease some pressure. People close to you can seem quite demanding or even pushy right now, or you may feel caught in the middle of a power struggle. Still, interactions might put you in touch with your fear of change in your relationships. Your first reaction may be to scramble to find ways to regain or maintain control, but attempts to do so can bring about undesirable results. Aim to rise above your fears. The Moon’s transit of your solar second house helps steady your emotions.
LeoIt’s best not to overextend yourself today, dear Leo. You might get all fired up over an issue, but outlets for expressing yourself seem limited. Or, the desire to advance your work or health is at odds with your need to expand, learn, and experience life firsthand. It can be challenging to ease off in either area. With today’s Mars-Pluto square, it may not be easy to know when to let go of an argument, line of thought, or activity, but it’s best to avoid pushing. Fears tend to magnify problem areas today. Think about ways to share the load or divide your time more efficiently so that you can catch a break. The Moon in your sign continues to emphasize your feeling nature and your emotional wants and needs. It’s best to avoid the temptation to overdo or overindulge, however.
VirgoYour impulses tend to be intense today, dear Virgo. The tendency to dwell runs high, but you might choose to use intense emotions and compulsions constructively. Mars in your intimacy sector stirs up all sorts of previously buried matter, and it conflicts with Pluto today, possibly aggravating tensions in relationships or on an emotional level. Resentments can surface if someone isn’t taking you seriously. Your excitement may not be mirrored, which can be frustrating, or there can be questions about how involved you want to be with a project. So much is riding on a relationship or project that it’s losing its fun factor, or it could even be taking over your life in destructive ways. If so, it may be time to take steps to even things out. There may be a standoff or unexpected event related to finances or relationship dynamics. This transit helps show you where you’ve been overdoing, micromanaging, or unnecessarily fearful. Aim to recognize the need to let go of something just a little if your grip is too tight.
LibraFrustrations with others could run high, and resentful feelings can emerge, dear Libra, with Mars and Pluto forming a square today. You may have felt someone is more often putting their agendas over yours. Consider that impulsiveness and impatience can be problematic right now. It’s possible you feel torn between the wants and needs of others and your own feelings and fears. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a situation, it’s time to try to ease off and release some pressure. You’ll be in the best shape if you take time to relax, center yourself, and pursue your ambitions later. If you have too much going on in all areas of your life, you’ll feel the imbalance more acutely now, prompting the need to pare things down. It’s a good time to let go of something negative or useless in your life.
ScorpioWith today’s Mars-Pluto transit, dear Scorpio, it’s best to be attentive and aware due to a tendency to push matters that can inadvertently invite more problems. Competition is good for you in moderation, but this transit tends to put on the pressure. Your desire to do something about an intolerable situation is intense today, making it hard to walk away from conflict. If you find yourself dwelling on something to your detriment, or if the need to be right has caused unhealthy tension, it’s time to work on strategies to reduce stress. Changes in communications or approaches might help. This transit is about letting go of projects, ideas, or attitudes that keep you from thriving and growing.
SagittariusThere may be some concerns and worries that pressure you today, dear Sagittarius. A Mars-Pluto square can leave you feeling conflicted on an emotional level about your feelings towards someone. There can be tensions or disagreements related to money, ownership, or values. Through them, you can learn a lot about yourself and your situation. The goal is to manage fears and insecurities that have prevented you from following your heart, pursuing love, or expressing yourself creatively. It may not be easy to fully back a decision today, as there is a sense that something is exaggerated or magnified, good or bad. Resolve not to worry about what–or how–someone is communicating since it’s too easy to misinterpret their words today.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, dear Capricorn, encouraging a desire to go within. Today’s Mars-Pluto square can produce some tension, and you could be a little on edge. Mars is currently transiting your solar fourth house, stirring up buried matter on an emotional level or energizing your home and personal life. In a challenging aspect with Pluto, Mars can serve to highlight the ways these things conflict with your plans and needs for independence. You may need to loosen your grip on a matter that keeps you on high alert or under too much stress for your own good so that you can breathe. Something might feel exaggerated, and if so, it’s good to recognize the need to relax and detox. Your strong sense of pride and privacy may trip you up sometimes, as you tend to shoulder many responsibilities without sharing the load. Be careful not to alienate others because even if it doesn’t seem the case right now, you’ll need them later.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Aquarius, stimulating your need for others. While it’s a transit that promotes balance, a Mars-Pluto aspect in play can ramp up tensions. This influence can aggravate lingering control issues. You may feel tense about deadlines or impatient with matters that aren’t accelerating at the pace you’d like. There can be uneasy feelings, words, or thoughts, but it’s an excellent time to recognize anger if it’s hanging around so that you can deal with it. Consider that guardedness of your privacy and unwillingness to explore the deeper issues may aggravate tensions. Something you’ve swept under the carpet may be better dealt with than avoided since it can emerge in disruptive ways otherwise. The tendency to fixate on a specific topic or idea can be positive if applied to a project requiring extra attention, as long as you avoid pushing things too hard. Under today’s transits, worries and concerns seem to magnify, and you may want to watch for a tendency to see the best or the worst of a situation rather than merely seeing it for what it’s worth.
PiscesThere can be a buildup of pressure in a friendship or a project today, dear Pisces. A Mars-Pluto aspect can point to emerging resentments related to differing values, issues of respect, and the like. If you’ve kept too much to yourself, the stress can get to you now. Areas of tension may have to do with belongings, ownership, money, boundaries, possessiveness, or respect. You want to hold your own with Mars currently transiting your solar second house, and if you are in the position to depend on others, it can frustrate you. Keep in mind that you’d be wise to confront the problem if you fear losing someone or something and it prevents you from enjoying your life and finding the right work or path. While events can stir resentment, the good news is that you have a decent chance of identifying deeper problems.
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.