- The Moon is in Gemini until 7:22 PM, after which the Moon is in Cancer.
- A void Moon occurs from 5:28 PM to 7:22 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) occurred on the 8th in the sign of Taurus.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from October 30th, 2022, to January 12th, 2023).
- Mars Rx, Jupiter Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWith an awkward Venus-Mars transit, dear Aries, someone could take an indirect approach to get what they want or run roughshod over others’ feelings going after something they think they want! Conversations can be tricky and possibly a little messy as well. There’s touchiness with this transit–people can easily feel slighted, and drama can quickly escalate. While you may be drawing up plans now, you may lose interest in them later. Try not to get wrapped up in wants and desires; instead, find ways to unwind, let go, and get in touch with your heart today. The second half of the day should be easier for achieving these goals. Others seek your advice. There is an inclination to analyze or go over the past, particularly about or with family. What others say can inspire and touch you.
TaurusWith a minor challenging aspect between Venus and Mars today, dear Taurus, it’s better to keep things simple. It can be challenging to read or understand people around you. At the same time, they won’t easily discern what you want unless you spell it out for them, which is not what you want to do at the moment! Wants and needs are at cross-purposes to one another. Focusing on the past or responding habitually in ways that didn’t bring you success in the past are both to be avoided, but strong tendencies. Some introspection may help you center yourself and get in touch with your heart’s desire since the easier channels for releasing energy may temporarily be unavailable. It’s best, although a little tricky, to pace yourself today. Getting onto the same page as a partner may also take effort. As the day advances, people are far less concerned about getting their way and more interested in sharing ideas. The platonic or intellectual side of your relationships assumes more importance to you, and it’s an excellent time for new insights. Your kind gestures can help you get closer to someone, at least in spirit.
GeminiYou could deal with frustrating vagueness in the people around you or uncertain instructions with your work or studies, dear Gemini. Insecurities about work, chores, routines, or relationships can come to the fore today. It can be challenging to feel in sync, both on the inside, as your own desires seem to conflict with one another, and externally with others. This makes it hard to make satisfying decisions or plans without some feeling that you may be missing out elsewhere. Others’ responses could be clearer. You might unwittingly stir up trouble, thinking you can change something or someone. Later today, you understand that sustained effort has its payoffs. Healing techniques for both mind and body can be discovered or successfully employed. You find it easier to relax when your relationships are cooperative.
CancerIt’s not straightforward to fully get behind your decisions today, dear Cancer, because choosing one path may have you fearing missing out elsewhere. Inner conflicts can stimulate restlessness, or you may feel out of sync with others on critical issues. People around you can be blowing hot and cold. Try not to take this personally, as they are likely just as undecided as you are! Venus in awkward aspect to Mars complicates affections. There is a tendency to either neglect to see the value of valuable people/things or to overvalue something that doesn’t deserve the attention. Watching for this can make all the difference now. Later today, interactions flow more smoothly. You can feel a little friendlier, more connected, and more hopeful. You’re seeking ways to shine your light and share your ideas, love, and creations.
LeoIt can be problematic in the first half of the day to get onto the same page as others or to keep plans running smoothly, dear Leo. It’s best to avoid pushing your agenda with a Venus-Mars transit in play. The problem now is that people either won’t budge on an issue or they waver, lacking the confidence or presence of mind to make a firm decision. Instead, a dilemma between your personal and social lives keeps you in limbo or a little tense. There are better days for getting your needs met, but you would do well for yourself if you examine what you truly need. A pause may be necessary now. Emotions run hot and cold but tend to smooth out as the day advances. There can be nice turnarounds in your personal life. Lending an ear can help boost a connection. It’s a good time for negotiations with family or about home and family matters.
VirgoIn the first half of the day, it can be challenging to connect richly with others, dear Virgo, as much as you may want to. People’s reactions to you may tug at your insecurities or undermine your confidence. Reacting by pulling into yourself or the opposite, trying too hard, won’t serve you well, so it may be best to find a middle ground. Even better, attend to your own needs and, at the same time, keep yourself open and approachable enough that if others want to join in, they can. With a Venus-Mars transit today, timing can be off, or you could be dealing with minor inconveniences. Avoid letting your insecurities cloud your vision of a person or a project. Consider that you may not be seeing people and possibly even things for their real value just for now. Later today, curiosity and an open and willing mind can lead to new interests and avenues of exploration or friend connections.
LibraThe first half of the day features some choppy energy, dear Libra. While doors may not be opening for you, it’s temporary and can help you catch your breath. There can be some adjustments to make before life resumes more smoothly. To be safe, important decisions about money, friendship, and business should probably wait, as you may not be in touch with what you truly want and value right now. Ambivalence is likely today, and you may be in the position to choose between taking a risk or sticking with the familiar or between trying something different or doing what makes the most practical sense. Even if you feel you’re winding up with nowhere to go, you’re probably better off biding your time. Later today feels more cooperative. While entirely new ventures might not get off the ground with Mars still retrograde, existing ones can be built upon and expanded.
ScorpioWith today’s Venus-Mars minor challenge, dear Scorpio, you could question a recent choice. You might feel that others are pushing you or demanding too much from you. While you’re generally being received well these days with Venus in your sign, you might not be able to bask temporarily. Some awkwardness in social situations is possible. Slight tweaks and adjustments may be necessary if you’re looking to get something you want. Past mistakes are unlikely to repeat if you allow yourself to truly see them and learn from them. Later today, you could be showcasing your creativity and skills, and you feel much more at ease and comfortable with others.
SagittariusYou may not view things the same way with a partner or friend today, dear Sagittarius, as a Venus-Mars transit temporarily magnifies differences. Old issues you thought you had buried might emerge and occupy your mind. There can be a feeling of being out of sync, and it can be hard to go after what you want, either because you’re uncertain about your desires or because circumstances seem to prevent a clear-cut and direct path to your goals. It’s best to avoid pushing things. Instead, find ways to make adjustments and seek to create your own happiness. Later today, your exchanges can be more fruitful and nurturing. There is a stronger emphasis on the intellectual side of your relationships.
CapricornThere can be minor disagreements or confusion over money, shared resources, or friendship ties in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn. Even what would typically be simple decisions on another day can be a challenge now. Try to avoid either pulling out or overdoing, as neither extreme will get you closer to what you want. While situations could remind you of past upsets or hurts, they also have something to teach you, as the past doesn’t always have to repeat itself. Consider that wants and desires may be a bit out of whack and avoid firm plans. Later today, you enjoy getting back on track with your daily routines. People are more supportive and might offer to lend a hand in a significant way.
u feIn the first half of the day, people in your life require a little more care and sensitivity, dear Aquarius, and so do you! There can be some misunderstandings or hurt feelings. It may be difficult to pinpoint the reason for the discontent with a Venus-Mars transit. An impulse buy or the desire to enter into a new arrangement can be compelling today but not necessarily wise unless you’re truly in touch with what you want and need. Later today, you feel a little freer to express yourself, and others appreciate interacting with this side of you. Fluid energy is with you for work, money ideas, and practical matters. On professional or public levels, you may get the chance to show off a talent.
PiscesIn the first half of the day, dear Pisces, judgment or timing may be slightly off due to a Venus-Mars aspect. Keeping this in mind, you can adjust accordingly and make the best of this time by getting to know your needs and desires more clearly. Consider, as well, that dissatisfaction might only resolve given a little time, so do what you can to muster up patience. People may be trying to one-up each other, or tensions in the family unit or problems in your domestic world could emerge. It can be challenging to raise your thoughts above the minor issues in your life, but you’ll do better for yourself if you disengage just a little. Fortunately, this task comes more easily later today. While disagreeableness is a strong tendency in the morning, you and others tend to crave more harmony as the day advances, making it easier to unwind.
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.