- The Moon is in Pisces.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 14th, and the New Moon will occur on the 22nd.
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWhile today’s Moon transit encourages you to keep to yourself and detox from potentially tense atmospheres, dear Aries, a Mercury-Pluto aspect can make it a little challenging to go that route in the first half of the day. You may end up flip-flopping between stressing and telling yourself not to stress. Any worries you’ve been keeping at bay about your work or responsibilities can hang heavy on you, but focusing on solvable problems can be therapeutic now. Problem areas might point you in the direction of making necessary changes, but don’t put all of the pressure on yourself to get everything handled at once. While concerns can be active on your mind, you have a lot to enjoy as well, and as the day advances, it’s easier to see this. Do something creative, physical, or otherwise tension-relieving if possible.
TaurusIn the first half of the day, there can be some tendency to worry or dwell on problem areas, dear Taurus. You might decide to take steps to avoid going overboard with this tendency. Those things you’ve buried haven’t gone away, and this is a sign that you should probably deal with them! However, try not to do so under pressure to get everything handled. It’s best to take things one step at a time. Tensions can be rooted in frustrations over differences in core values and beliefs. Aim to take a step back and work on your attachments to beliefs, methods, and cultures or traditions. A Sun-Jupiter transit is in the works and can help pull you out of negative thinking later today. You can take a load off your mind by opening it up. A problem that you were too close to might resolve after looking at it more objectively.
GeminiA Mercury-Pluto aspect influencing the first half of the day can incline us to temporarily see things through a cynical or suspicious lens, dear Gemini. Try not to allow fears, competitiveness, or worries play with your head, but do take this opportunity to explore what may be triggering you. Subtle tensions revolving around resentments can emerge in disruptive or mood-busting ways. Still, you might get closer to understanding fears of loss of control of a situation, relationship, or yourself. Sometimes jealousies that seem to arise out of nowhere can be revealing, giving you a window into what you may be missing. Take this opportunity to explore what may be at the root of rising frustrations. Later today and into tomorrow, there can be a pleasant surprise from the past, or good feelings and happiness experienced in your inner world. If it’s possible, this can be a good time for a refreshing retreat or a quiet change of pace.
CancerToday’s Moon transit encourages a spirited, even carefree approach to your emotions, dear Cancer. However, a Mercury-Pluto aspect influencing the first part of the day suggests some vague worrying and fretting that makes it a little challenging to heal and relax, although being aware of the problem can help. If tensions surface today, try to connect with their source. These can be persistent issues that subtly undermine your progress, and it may be about fears of changes in a relationship. Be careful, as well, that you don’t get caught up in emotional game playing. There can be a feeling that you have to go around an issue instead of coming right out with it, but don’t be afraid to explore your feelings before sharing them. As the day advances, it gets much easier to see the benefits of a situation. Accepting new ideas, promoting current ones, reviving old interests, and exploring new subjects comes naturally later today and tomorrow.
LeoThere can be some fears or worries hanging in the air in the first half of today, dear Leo. These can be about your work or health, such as staying abreast of a health program/pursuit or your work. Buried tensions might now emerge. If something is left hanging, consider making a commitment to handling it going forward. Aim to create a plan for tackling problems one step at a time. If you take a disagreement very personally, it’s a good idea to examine why that is the case. It can be challenging to resolve an issue if you’re too close to it, and that may be the case today. As the day advances, however, objectivity comes more easily. In fact, work and health can be areas of growth, hard but enjoyable effort, and good prospects. You may gain some inspiring feedback for what you do.
VirgoIn the first half of the day, you may be worrying about things that you can’t truly control, dear Virgo, with Mercury in a minor challenging aspect with Pluto. There may be a concern about a creative or romantic pursuit that seems to keep you from doing your best today. If you find yourself dwelling on matters that you can’t fix or that require time to resolve, aim to pull yourself out of this mental trap, but don’t avoid problem areas, either. Efforts that you put into managing insecurities may seem to be a distraction now but can put you on the right track. Use this energy to work on plans that help you overcome fears and concerns instead of letting them rule your mood. It can be a good time to discover desires you may not have known you had with some self-honesty. For best results now, avoid succumbing to pressures to do far too much. As the day advances, opportunities emerge for inspiring projects and ideas that lift your thoughts above problems. Past good deeds gain recognition.
LibraIn the first half of the day, a Mercury-Pluto aspect can point to problems weighing on your mind, dear Libra, particularly related to your past, childhood, or your family and home life. Changes or a sense that certain things are out of your control can leave you feeling a little insecure. You might crave doing something new, healing, and spirit-lifting, but end up sticking with what’s familiar because you fear missing something important. You’re seeking more knowledge, experience, or variety in your life these days, but you may not always have the time and energy to feed these needs, and this can frustrate you now. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’ll benefit from a bit of perspective, and it may be that you’re too close to a situation. It’s easier to back up and let things be as the day advances. There can be a sense of restored faith and optimism, and a general feeling of harmony with the important people in your emotional life.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in your sector of joy, encouraging you to take the time for fun in your life, dear Scorpio. Even so, energies in the first half of the day tend to hang heavily on your mind, weighing you down temporarily. Your inner world or a special project can be absorbing and rewarding these days, but you may need to pull yourself out and deal with the things you’d prefer to avoid now. Concerns related to communications, learning, daily affairs, and keeping abreast of your studies or personal interests can be strong on your mind. You hate to be out of the loop, but pulling yourself away may be necessary for your sanity. Taking a break from overthinking is a good idea now. Try not to let a desire to stay on top of things interfere with self-understanding or a close relationship. You may have a hard time not dwelling on problem areas, but the rewards are excellent for doing so, and it comes more easily as the day advances. Openness helps free your mind and enhance a bond.
SagittariusThe Moon spends another day in your home and family sector, dear Sagittarius, and you can benefit from some rest. A Mercury-Pluto aspect can weigh you down mentally in the first half of the day, however. Watch for the tendency to dwell on matters that have no immediate resolution, and aim to free up some headspace for more useful or happier things. You might feel pressured to deal with a long-standing problem, but rushing to resolve it may end up working against you. Focus on those things you can control and work on issues one step at a time instead. Looking at matters critically or skeptically is useful, but if you take it too far, unnecessary frustration is the result. Try not to let concerns about your resources, means, or money take over your day. As the day progresses, you’ll find it easier to gain perspective. In fact, you’re likely to feel very optimistic. Focusing on specific goals can be useful now.
CapricornWith the Moon spending another day in your solar third house, dear Capricorn, you want to keep things light and upbeat. Still, a Mercury-Pluto aspect in the first half of the day suggests some mental agitation. There can be vague worries, guilt, and concerns interfering with your productivity. You might waste time and energy on concerns that end up being largely inconsequential. Once over initial stalling or aggravations, you’ll find quite a bit of enjoyment in the pursuit of your goals later today and into tomorrow. The trick is to exercise the mind and open yourself up to possibilities. It may be that the more open-handed and generous you approach things, the more rewards as the day progresses. Establishing trust and faith can be successful now.
AquariusThe Moon’s transit of your solar second house finds you looking to settle in again today, dear Aquarius, but energies in the first half of the day can keep your mind working overtime. Awareness of this tendency may help you overcome it since brooding or dwelling on unresolved matters from your past can interfere with your enjoyment of the present. It’s best to consider problem areas and possible solutions, but minus the pressure to resolve them immediately. Focus on smaller problems and work your way up for the best results. Later today and tomorrow, it’s easier to identify what you can improve, and this positive focal point is useful. Relaxing recreational activities can appeal and might even be therapeutic now. It can be a great time for seeking and finding release for stress or strain.
PiscesThe Moon spends another day in your sign, dear Pisces, and you continue to follow your feelings today. Even so, some complications can have a way of taking over your mind in the first half of the day. There can be a lot going on in your mind. Fears of missing out in your social life or stress can keep you feeling a little wired or on edge. You don’t have to solve all your problems–or others’ problems–all at once, so do your best to take the pressure off. If you recognize that a new approach to a friendship or a venture is necessary, start working on that in small, measurable ways. As the day advances, you can enjoy some distinct success or satisfaction and enjoyment with communications, networking, personal interests, and friendships. As you take the pressure off, you see things more optimistically, and this trend continues tomorrow.
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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.