- The Moon is in Cancer.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 27th.
- Mars is no longer retrograde and is in its post-retrograde shadow until March 15th.
- There are no major retrogrades.
- Mercury enters Pisces today (Mercury is in Pisces from March 2nd to 19th).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury aligns with Saturn today, just before it moves on to a new sign, dear Aries. This meet-up encourages rational thinking and special attention to your responsibilities. It’s a good time to come up with solid, firm, and practical plans for the future, and there’s likely to be valuable advice coming from a friend or your networks. Discussions with friends can turn to business or become business-like today, which can be helpful on the one hand, and perhaps a little disconcerting on the other. Decisions can be challenging to make but satisfying once made. It’s not the time for taking shortcuts — a thorough job is what gets the most rewards now. This planetary alignment in your sector of friends, hopes, and dreams prompts giving all or some of these matters further thought and specialized attention.
TaurusMercury and Saturn join forces at the top of your solar chart, dear Taurus, and the weight of your responsibilities or work can be on you. Being more acutely aware of what you’re communicating makes sense today since your words have more impact than usual and can also stick around for quite some time into the future. If you create a story that doesn’t quickly disappear, aim to make it a good one! Fortunately, it’s a powerful time for getting your priorities straightened out. It’s also important to recognize that people are taking things at face value rather than noticing the nuanced points. Career projects may be subject to scrutiny, and flaws that need fixing can emerge.
GeminiThe Moon spends another day in your resources sector, dear Gemini, encouraging you to put emotions to the side so you can take care of your practical affairs more effectively. Helping you along is a Mercury-Saturn alignment. Your mindset is practical, and the need for patience becomes evident now. It can be a time to make small sacrifices to help you secure significant gains in the future. Giving up a pleasure for a benefit in another life department can create tension, but if you look hard enough, you’ll see the value of these strategic moves. Reality can bring you back to earth on a matter. Educational or travel plans and other projects may require fine-tuning. The good news is that you will likely have better information to move your goals forward in practical ways.
CancerIt’s a good time to think about ways to cut back on excesses today, dear Cancer. Decisions about financial matters may be necessary and long term or significant as Mercury and Saturn form an alignment. It’s possible you feel temporarily unsupported, but it can lead to a firmer grip on what’s realistic and where you stand. You can also feel empowered as you take care of your needs quite well on your own. While there could be some realities to face, you’re bound to turn a corner and mentally change directions. You’re in a more practical frame of mind, or life demands that you be! With more realistic plans, you feel more confident.
LeoWith Mercury and Saturn meeting in your partnership sector today, dear Leo, serious thoughts or conversations about relationships may be in order. There can be decisions made about a relationship or a sudden awareness of responsibilities related to others. It might instead be a time to make joint plans or commitments. Counseling or negotiating can be especially worthwhile and practical now. If you need to face a reality today, you might bear in mind that you’re better off for it, as holding on to unrealizable dreams will not serve you well in the long run. Advice can be useful, and even others’ criticisms can motivate you to make improvements.
VirgoWith Mercury and Saturn meeting today, dear Virgo, you may sober up in a particular area of your life, especially related to your health, work, habits, duties, chores, and routines. With this influence, you more readily see the practical or realistic side of the story. You might commit to a sensible diet, health program, or work project. Your decisions tend to be more considered and sensible, although perhaps a little strict. Interestingly, responsibilities have a way of making themselves known! Even if feedback is irritating, consider strengthening your position so that they don’t get to you in the future.
LibraThe Moon in your solar tenth house today keeps you in a practical, goal-setting, and ambitious frame of mind, dear Libra. It’s a helpful orientation with today’s Mercury-Saturn alignment that reminds you of your responsibilities. Love relationships can have a heavy energy surrounding them. Commitments may be made or broken, but either way, there is no mystery about them! This transit encourages clarity of thought and intention. You can be especially contemplative, but there can also be a tendency for voicing of frustrations. Fortunately, it’s a time to discover constructive solutions to recent problems. You might also use this time to think up valuable ways to improve your enjoyment of life.
ScorpioMercury meets up with Saturn in your solar fourth house today, dear Scorpio, and you’re well-positioned to assess issues realistically, especially related to home and family. Your sense of priorities is strong. If you’ve put off dealing with problem areas, today you might need to face the music. It’s easier to see exactly how much work has to go into a task, making decisions more straightforward–having the facts before you helps tremendously! There can be criticisms, but as a result, you may strengthen uncertain areas and feel more confident going forward. Conversations can be business-like but constructive. There can be a smart agreement, or you see eye to eye with someone on an important issue.
SagittariusYou’re taking things a little more seriously than usual today, dear Sagittarius, with the Moon in your solar eighth house and Mercury meeting with Saturn. This alignment can help set the stage for a commitment to a significant project, or it can be a time for firming up a project or clinching a deal. You’re in a great position for concentrated study and attention to detail. Conversations tend to be a little more serious than usual and assessments rather stern or critical. It’s also possible that sacrifices are needed to realize a benefit, but they may very well be worth it in the long run. When Saturn is involved, very often, we’re in the position to put work or effort into something that benefits us in the long term. Although the day requires more discipline than usual and a realistic outlook, look for ways to be both firm and kind to yourself and others.
CapricornToday’s Mercury-Saturn alignment in your resources sector prompts down-to-earth thinking, dear Capricorn. You can benefit from critically looking at your finances or giving your practical affairs a good “think.” Aim to be realistic but not pessimistic. The more secure you feel now, the better you can share later, so don’t worry about prioritizing your needs at this time. The good news is that you are seeing things for what they are rather than what you would like them to be, and this realism helps you make the hard choices that work well for you in the long run.
AquariusMercury and Saturn meet up in your sign today, dear Aquarius, shortly before these planets move on. It’s a time to wrap things up. Still, you might also take a closer, perhaps critical, look at personal plans to see where you might make some improvements. Others tend to call on you for advice. Your words tend to stick more than usual, so make sure they represent you! If you’re feeling a little misunderstood or let down, remember that your dreams are still possible–they only need some refinement. As well, consider that the trade-off to projecting an air of competence is that you may not always receive support or warmth from others. This is not the best day for neediness, over the top emotions, or cutting corners, though, as there is a business-like quality to the day’s energy, but do consider the changes you can make going forward that may help bond you with others more closely.
PiscesToday’s transits are strong for firming up your thinking about a matter, dear Pisces, and for making practical choices that genuinely help you move forward happier and lighter. Avoid overthinking things, but do aim for self-honesty for best results. A Mercury-Saturn alignment encourages you to narrow your focus. You could have a strong urge to settle issues that have been left unresolved. You might experience a situation in which the past is catching up with you, and now you’re ready to put it behind you. It may be better to keep silent about some issues now, as there can be a tendency for others to view emotional matters in absolute terms — compassion and understanding can be missing just for today, so you may want to plan conversations accordingly.
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.