- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred yesterday in Sagittarius.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from October 30th, 2022, to January 12th, 2023).
- Mars Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThere’s a cautious tone to the day with Mercury in Pluto in a minor challenging aspect, dear Aries. If someone or a situation makes you feel claustrophobic, it could be a sign that you’ve been ignoring a problem that deserves some air time. However, it may be best to avoid stirring up controversy with a combative or mistrusting communication style, which can put others on the defensive. Instead, you might focus on doing some heavy digging on a more impersonal matter. As the day advances, there can be a nice opportunity to express yourself authentically or connect through negotiation or sharing inspired ideas. Interactions are creative. It’s a powerful time to consider ways to improve your life in areas where you feel insecure or vulnerable since you see these things more clearly now. You’re feeling more enthusiastic and faithful. Your ideas and sense of fun are big, and others are attracted to your viewpoint or perspective.
TaurusThere is some tendency to be mistrustful in spots today, dear Taurus. While some skepticism can be healthy and helpful, a Mercury-Pluto aspect in effect today can push this a little too far as it tends to exaggerate the negative. Try not to stress over differing perceptions of how you feel things should be since people tend to be wrapped up in their issues. Think hard on a matter only if the process excites you and serves you well–and if you know your limits! Later today, through helping someone, you feel stronger. It’s a good time for facing your fears, which can come as a result of pushing your thoughts a little further than usual or through your conversations. Inner demons seem just a little more manageable right now. A discussion can lead to an emotional breakthrough, and it’s not necessarily about being eloquent or choosing the perfect words. Instead, it’s because you can read the intentions behind the words.
GeminiWhile you’re inclined to do some deep or serious thinking today, dear Gemini, as the day advances, it’s easier to let go and enjoy yourself. Watch for a tendency to dwell on problem areas until then. Harness the passion and direct it to a worthwhile cause or something that genuinely helps you for best results. You may be trying to push the envelope today, which can be a good thing if you want to take something further but do draw the line if you’re entertaining overly suspicious thoughts. Later today, you benefit from a willingness to look at matters honestly, particularly in relationships. Good conversations can come of it, and with Mercury currently in your partnership sector, there’s much to benefit from your interactions. Intimacy grows now. You’re in a great position to strengthen, repair, improve, and make connections through satisfying communications. A Mercury-Chiron aspect enables you to view a situation with more rawness, which can help you break new ground. Healing and supportive relationships are in focus.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your sector of work and routines, dear Cancer. Fortunately, you have support for productivity today, although you should watch for power games and people playing them with Mercury in minor challenging aspect to Pluto. You have more important things to do! Try your best not to absorb the stress and tension of the people around you, and instead find something you love doing and direct energy into it. Later today, Mercury gains support from wise and caring Chiron, enhancing your confidence and problem-solving skills. You more easily see the bigger picture, and you can be quite wise, particularly about where you’re headed in your work or with your projects. It’s a better time for communicating, especially with bosses or co-workers and about matters related to work, health, habits, and goals. You’re seeking and finding the right fixes for critical areas of your life.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your solar ninth house, dear Leo, and you’re forward-looking and a little more outgoing or adventurous than usual. Even so, there is a serious or cautious vibe to the first part of the day, and you may see problem areas more than you see what’s working. Mind you, this focus can be helpful if you use it constructively. If not, you may be dwelling or probing too much for your own good. Try not to become obsessed over finding answers to problems, but do try to focus your energy so that you can make headway on the things that matter. Later today, ruminations and conversations can be most informative. Conversations with a partner, romantic interest, or children can be especially growth-oriented and possibly, on some level, quite healing. You can experience a breakthrough in understanding. You’re full of good ideas, and it’s natural for you to both inspire and be inspired by what you know/learn. You’re learning a lot about yourself and your needs.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your sector of home, family, and heart, dear Virgo, signaling a need for extra rest. Try your best to avoid negative lines of communicating and thinking, which can quickly spiral downward with your ruler, Mercury, in a minor tense aspect with intense Pluto. You are less likely to turn a blind eye to problem areas under this influence, which can be useful to an extent, but know when this may be taken a little too far. As the day advances, it’s easier to take the lesson rather than dwell on things that aren’t working smoothly. You’re excited to learn and innovate, and there can be lively interactions. On a mental level, you’re putting things together in creative ways and could get to a beautiful new level of understanding in your studies or research. You might break some ground on family, emotional, and intimate matters. Supportive, comfortable relationships and conversations or other meaningful exchanges can figure strongly. This is a good time for connecting on a deep level, but also expressing yourself in a relatable, understandable way.
LibraThe Moon stokes your curiosity today, dear Libra. It’s a great time to pick up new information. In the first half of the day, watch for taking this too far–words expressed a certain way can lead to disagreements, so some tact is in order. Clear these up and work on resolving problem areas but try not to overthink or overextend yourself as you do. Later today, it comes more naturally to trust and move on. Your perspective shines, and you get into a cooperative frame of mind. Your advice or comforting words can be in demand and appreciated. You’re in fine shape for almost any kind of social or relationship matter as Mercury harmonizes with Chiron. This transit favors sincere connections with others and bonding through shared activities, ideas, or beliefs. You’re more inclined than usual to share your findings or struggles with someone, and it can be rewarding to do so. It’s a good time for mental breakthroughs, understandings, or a meeting of the minds.
ScorpioWhile the day can produce some nice breakthroughs in thinking, dear Scorpio, there can be some suspicion or skepticism that threatens to interfere with the good vibes early today. There may be a tendency for someone to misunderstand some of the things you say, so strive to be as clear as possible. Watch for pushing a matter too far, and protect your light by avoiding negative thought patterns. As the day advances, you’re in a more naturally flowing state–a willingness to cooperate and a sense that you’re going somewhere in your conversations can be most satisfying. Mercury, currently transiting your sector of money, resources, and security, harmonizes with Chiron, reminding you of the power of helpful words or clear instructions and messages. You can talk or think yourself through a problem with great success. You’re particularly drawn to subjects or lines of thinking that resolve matters, and you might benefit from some explorations into healing methods or pursuits.
SagittariusToday’s Moon encourages your spontaneous, expressive side, dear Sagittarius. However, there are some intense vibes in the first part of the day, and things may not go over as lightly as you’d like. Mercury and Pluto are in minor but challenging aspect, and the tendency is to try to push for an answer that may not be the best approach, or the response you do get may not be what you’re seeking! However, taking something apart can help you know more about it. As the day advances, however, you prefer to zoom out and see the bigger picture. Your more unique talents and traits tend to stand out pleasantly. You’re in fine shape for expressing yourself, whether pitching an idea or enjoying a friendly chat. Your words can be magical, and they can connect you with others in pleasing ways. There can be a conversation that is especially meaningful to you and some uplifting ideas or plans in focus.
CapricornThe day can produce some breakthrough thinking and understanding, dear Capricorn, but you might battle a tendency to second-guess things in the first half of the day. While doing so can serve you well at times, if taken too far, it can incline you to unnecessary worry. You may feel compelled to micromanage or take control of situations that probably should be given some space. Tricky conditions with friends or acquaintances can occur, but try to avoid power plays. The day’s energies smooth out as it advances, and you might experience a purging or healing moment as you see a situation more clearly. Mercury, currently transiting your private twelfth house, harmonizes with Chiron, and communicating or expressing your inner world can be magical. Writing in a journal or privately can be most helpful. News can come through that you’ve been waiting for, or ideas are easy to come by, and it’s natural to see solutions. You’re inclined to go low-profile for now, but problem-solving is in positive focus.
AquariusThe day can bring some wonderful thinking and learning opportunities, dear Aquarius. Early today, aim to be a little more alert to the words you choose to express yourself, as it’s all too easy to stir up a bit of controversy. Both professional and personal responsibilities can weigh heavily on your mind now, notably if rumors are circulating or if you hear something that sounds off to you. There can be some double talk or manipulative tactics at play, which can be frustrating, as you’d prefer that people say what they mean. Try not to absorb negativity around you and focus on your projects and goals. This becomes easier as the day advances and Mercury heads into harmony with Chiron. In fact, you’re in great shape for intellectual companionship or stimulation. Conversations that revolve around personal interests and causes can be in focus. As you focus on your hopes, dreams, and wishes, decompressing comes naturally, and it feels good to let some things go. As you pull back from problems, you can stumble upon new insights into a project, plan, or friend. You’re more creative and at ease expressing yourself, and exchanges can be most inspiring.
PiscesThe day can bring interesting insights and learning, dear Pisces. A Mercury-Pluto minor challenge can darken the mood a touch, however, as people to see the negative potentials of a situation or second-guess people. Be kind to yourself and avoid negative thoughts beyond healthy skepticism for best results. Heavier than usual conversations may happen, but they should probably navigated with more care than usual. As the day advances, you can experience a breakthrough in your studies or a new level of understanding reached with someone important to you. Through your thoughts or conversations, you can gain unique insight into feelings about your self-worth or value. As people let go of the tendency to judge, conversations flow more smoothly. You’re projecting yourself in a humble yet confident way, and some sound advice can be in the offing. Someone may take your words to heart, and it’s a good feeling to have a positive impact. The fluidity between your emotions and mind helps you express yourself, and it’s easier to iron out differences with others.
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.