- The Moon is in Aquarius until 7:14 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- A void Moon period occurs from 1:53 AM to 7:14 PM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 23rd in Sagittarius, and the First Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- 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:
AriesMercury and Mars oppose one another across your communications and transportation sectors today, dear Aries, stirring tensions, impatience, and impulsiveness, particularly concerning communications and commuting. It’s best to aim to keep your perspective (this becomes easier later today). You can find yourself fretting over delays or technical problems, or disagreements can take on more prominence. It can be tempting to jump to communicate or act, but it may be best to observe what comes to the surface before moving forward. As the day progresses, you find it easier to lift yourself above the clatter of everyday matters. Thoughts turn to taking care of business. In fact, you are well-positioned to take a closer look at recent ideas or projects with a clearer head. You have a good eye for detail and a feel for what is truly worth your while as Mercury and Saturn harmonize.
TaurusThere can be some defensiveness and tension surrounding recent problem areas in your life in the first half of the day, dear Taurus. It mainly involves money and possessions or matters of value, talent, and respect. News or tensions about a financial issue could temporarily throw you off center as Mercury opposes Mars. With Mars retrograde, a complicated or buried frustration can come to a head. Tempers may flare, and clearing the decks can be worthwhile if you do so mindfully. However, watch for aggressive words that you might later regret and impatience, in general. As the day progresses, however, your desire to approach things practically wins out. Getting things straightened out or back on track becomes a priority with a Mercury-Saturn influence. You may very well benefit from mature or realistic advice or speaking to superiors.
GeminiIn the first half of the day, a Mercury-Mars opposition can stir disagreements, dear Gemini. Mercury is your ruler, and Mars is currently in your sign and retrograde, making this a rather personal transit! A significant other may be critical or nitpicky with you. Alternatively, you may feel nagged or dogged to communicate about something for which you don’t yet have an answer. There may be frustrations, particularly about matters of opinion and freedom, which can put you in a position where you feel you must defend yourself. If you pay attention to your reactions to irritations, you might notice self-destructive behaviors or unresolved issues that you should unpack in the future. You’re in the best shape today if you keep some emotional distance, although if something needs airing, then it might emerge. As the day advances, you are in fantastic condition to focus on priorities and realities. You prefer to stick to tried-and-true methods. It becomes easier to consider others’ points of view. Your common sense helps you unblock or find your way around obstacles.
CancerIn the first part of the day, pressures might force an issue as Mercury and Mars form an opposition, dear Cancer, bringing a tense matter to a head, particularly about work, responsibilities, and service. Certain people may want things to happen quickly, but rushing seems to lead to errors now. However, you do have a chance to enjoy others without all the drama and disagreement later today when passions subside. In the meantime, it’s all too easy to become all wound up, and impulsive speech and actions may be cause for regret, making it better to keep things as steady as you can. Of course, what’s emerging may need your attention, but it’s best not to approach these issues with impatience. Consider that you’re more sensitive to imbalances of power today and it’s not an ideal time to gain an edge, as you are likely to feel that if you push too hard, you wind up at square one or worse. Later today, you’re ready to focus on the details. You might gain new and useful information that helps clarify work or health matters.
LeoEnergies are complicated in the first part of the day, dear Leo, when Mercury opposes retrograde Mars. Frustrated anger can emerge through your words, or you’re on the receiving end, and frustrations come through the communications of someone important to you. It can be unsettling or nerve-wracking, but it might also help clear the air! Nevertheless, conversations can be hasty and rough around the edges. Watch for some combativeness and arguments about what was buried in the past. Matters of time, energy, and opinion can flame up. As the day advances, it’s easier to detach and focus on what’s in your best interests. You can benefit from the steady, productive energy of a Mercury-Saturn influence. Negotiations are likely to be fair and fortunate.
VirgoWith Mercury opposing Mars today, dear Virgo, tensions can run high, mainly related to career or responsibilities. You may be tempted to say or do something out of character. While you might learn where you stand with others now, the picture isn’t entirely complete because of a tendency for everyone to take things too personally. You can find it challenging to stay in the here-and-now, possibly because people around you seem to be nervous or too focused on right and wrong. Healthy dialogue may not be easy now. Watch for getting too worked up over little things. As the day moves forward, you see the benefit to smoothing things out and focusing on practical priorities. A Mercury-Saturn transit makes it a good time to organize important areas of your life. Your thinking is very clear regarding home, work, and health. Efforts to shape up your work or health can be productive and refreshing now.
LibraTensions can reach a boiling point with Mercury opposing retrograde Mars today, dear Libra. You can feel overburdened, and others may not be giving you the support or feedback you need. Nervous energy is likely, and it’s too easy to disagree or stress over a difference of opinion. Buried problems have a way of emerging. There can also be frustrating issues surrounding transportation and mobility to contend with. Aim to center yourself so that you’ll be able to avoid hasty words and decisions. While there can be too much emphasis on what people think is right or wrong in the first half of the day, it’s easy to move on later today. In fact, there can be practical solutions to problems related to teaching, writing, learning, and connecting. Projects benefit from attention to detail and an organized approach. Mental clarity feels wonderful now!
ScorpioWith Mercury opposite Mars today, dear Scorpio, there’s a tendency to nitpick, argue, and disagree. If you’ve felt frustrated about money, respect, or ownership matters, tensions can reach a head. Buried resentment can emerge with retrograde Mars in your intimacy sector triggered. Even though this transit can be disruptive, it can also help you unpack problem areas and start the process of dealing with them. Issues of respect, priorities, sharing, and intimacy can be on the table, but as much as you want to express your frustrations, the words may not come out well. There can be money tensions, but it’s best not to jump into action until you’ve sorted things out. As the day advances, you’re also more willing to work through a problem step by step until everything’s working up to par. Discussions about finances can be useful, or getting your life together in small ways can help you clear your mind.
SagittariusToday’s Mercury-Mars opposition can stir up tension or bring up buried matter, dear Sagittarius. It’s difficult not to take things very personally with Mercury in your sign and retrograde Mars directly opposite it. Recent worries or frustrations can take their toll or reach a head now. Others can really push your buttons now! You could feel like someone is trying to overrule you, and you can be irritated if you feel left without a say on a matter. For best results, try not to jump to conclusions or jump to express yourself if you’re already feeling angry or tense. In the latter half of the day, it’s easier to take things step by step. Sound energy is with you for technical work or taking care of business. Organizing and clarifying matters come naturally. Serious conversations may even be comforting as you learn what’s possible and what isn’t. A no-nonsense approach to things can benefit you from time to time, and it may be precisely the case right now.
CapricornToday’s Mercury-Mars opposition can pull up tensions and stir disagreements, dear Capricorn. This transit can be a little rough around the edges and can have a disruptive way of bringing buried frustrations to the surface. Even so, it’s one way of getting things out on the table! Technical problems or delays may be frustrating. There can be an accelerated pace, a big rush, or scheduling issues to manage, and it’s best to avoid communicating or deciding something too quickly while under pressure. Worries about the things you haven’t done can be at the root of tensions. Or, this can be a time of feeling scattered and unfocused and at a loss as to where to begin. If you’ve recently felt under-valued, particularly when it comes to work or your daily chores and contributions or the “unseen” things you do, this can reach a boiling point. Later today, your usual cool head returns as Mercury and Saturn harmonize. There’s strong potential for sorting out money or personal possessions. You’re in a strong position to take stock of the resources you have at your disposal. You have a clearer vision of what’s worthwhile to you, and your resourcefulness can lead you to meaningful conclusions.
AquariusToday’s Mercury-Mars opposition can pull up buried frustrations if you have them, dear Aquarius, especially in your social life or with projects that don’t seem to be moving at the speed you’d like with Mars currently retrograde and busy Mercury taking issue. Sharp words or disagreements can arise from tensions, but if you handle the pressure well, conflicts can motivate you to make important changes and adjustments. Once released, the mental tension of the day can, in fact, result in important conclusions. At the very least, it can alert you to the need to reduce stress levels or address issues more promptly as they arise. As the day advances, there’s good energy for making sense out of something. It’s a beautiful time to apply yourself to a goal or a practical project or fulfill your responsibilities. There can be a supportive rapport with others or helpful information shared that gives you an edge.
PiscesToday’s Mercury-Mars opposition can ruffle some feathers, dear Pisces. Disruptions are possible, and tensions can rather swiftly lead to disagreements. This transit can stir up matters related to work, responsibilities, family, or your domestic world. It can be challenging to enjoy yourself with imbalances glaring at you, but it’s possible that things need to reach a boiling point to recognize the need for changes! Still, watch how you express yourself if you’re feeling stressed, as this aspect can lead to rash commentary or actions. As the day advances, you’ll find it easier to focus on the practical side of things, helping you detach. A Mercury-Saturn transit is useful for taking care of business and communicating effectively. Your strong sense of responsibility is in the spotlight. You’re interested in making improvements, and your thinking is particularly sound and realistic, which is handy right now.
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.