- The Moon is in Gemini.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on October 31st in Taurus, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on November 8th.
- Mercury stations and turns direct today (Mercury was retrograde from October 13-November 3).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from September 9-November 13).
- Current retrogrades: Mars Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury ends its three-week retrograde today, dear Aries. Slowly but surely, it becomes more straightforward to push ahead with new projects and decision-making in general. With this shift occurring now, and as Mercury heads back to a square with Saturn in the coming days, confused plans and communications are still likely. We’re coming to the end of a period of mental reorientation. Keeping in mind that errors are likely during the shift, you can nevertheless look forward to more clarity and forward movement related to your relationships, a partnership, debts, intimate connections, and negotiations. These might turn a corner, or results come in that offer you more clarity and make it easier to make informed decisions. Aim to be clear or avoid serious discussions in the meantime. The day can stir up restlessness, but it’s not the time to make big decisions or plans. Try to focus on uncomplicated endeavors.
TaurusThis is a day best for observing rather than taking action, dear Taurus, with distracting influences occurring now. Slowing down makes sense. Mercury turns direct after three weeks of retrograde motion, and you’ll begin to see delays lift or plans moving forward in the coming weeks, especially with your work, money, health, and partnerships. Today, people tend to be impatient and restless, and there can be misunderstandings or missed connections. While you may have been dealing with more mechanical breakdowns or miscommunications and delays in the past few weeks, many of these problems are likely to clear up going forward. There can be forward movement and more satisfying decision-making on the job and in your one-on-one communications. Even so, you don’t have the green light for big decision-making just yet.
GeminiThis is not the easiest time to quickly work towards a goal, dear Gemini. Blocks in communication are likely now and in the next few days. Mechanical breakdowns or misunderstandings can prevent communications from promptly and efficiently getting through. It may be best to consider slowdowns a chance to catch your breath and refine your goals. Mercury ends its three-week retrograde cycle today, and over the coming weeks, you enjoy more clarity and come at problems from a new angle. Some recent plans can now feel less important, but the plans that truly count begin to move forward. There can be a turning point related to creative projects, romantic relationships (or signals), and work or health matters. It will take a bit of time to reorient yourself, so aim to take things slowly. Letting go of a need for reliable answers just for now can help you navigate the day’s tricky spots.
CancerWorries or delays might keep you from realizing your goals temporarily, dear Cancer. Aim to take your time to reorient your thinking. Mercury ends its three-week retrograde today, and you’ll find life a little easier to navigate as projects and initiatives move forward shortly. There can be more clarity and possibly improved communications in your personal life, as well as fewer blocks related to the home, family, romance, and creative pursuits. Revisiting conversations or problems that confused you or left you with more questions than answers is likely, but there are now more known variables, or you have more information to make easy decisions. Today, people can be restless, and misunderstandings continue to cause delays. Keep in mind that the results of Mercury’s direct turn are not immediate. Life can feel particularly confusing as it changes direction today and heads into a square with Saturn. It’s best to treat it as a transitional day rather than one for pivotal beginnings or decisions.
LeoToday’s energies are complicated, dear Leo, making it best to avoid revealing everything you know or think. It’s better to observe and be patient. Mercury turns direct after three weeks of retrograde motion, and some of your plans or projects that have recently stalled or fell off the radar will begin to move forward. There can be improved communications and relationships, as well as more faith and confidence. Transportation, learning, educational, family, home, and communication difficulties are likely to pass. Whether an idea or project is now more or less attractive with new information, you’re in a clearer position. Today and in the next few days, aim to be as clear as you can in your communications, or adopt a wait-and-see approach. Today is a time of a shift or transition, and it’s best to recognize that the story isn’t yet complete. While it can be difficult to see progress right now, small steps do count.
VirgoMercury comes to its station today, as it changes direction, dear Virgo, from retrograde to direct. While today and the next few days may be a little chaotic, this shift in direction can bring improved communications and more clarity to financial matters in the coming weeks. Delayed initiatives are likely to unblock, news you were waiting for trickles in, or you get a sense that you’re better equipped to move your plans forward and make informed decisions. There is nervous energy with you today, and it may mean that you need a small change of pace and a new perspective. Today and tomorrow require extra care with communicating, purchases, and facts or figures–aim to ease back into decisions and projects. Keep in mind that it’s not easy to be objective just for the time being.
LibraMercury ends its retrograde today, dear Libra. Mercury has been retrograde for three weeks, much of the time in your resources sector and partly in your sign. Indecision is likely to clear up, and recent contemplation begins to pay off. Gradually, you’ll make more informed choices as new information comes in. Be extra mindful of details and instructions today as the shift occurs. The next couple of days may be fraught with some tendency to worry, fret, or criticize. However, finances, communications, and transportation delays should lift going forward. Keep in mind that Mercury doesn’t immediately resume normal speed, and you should try to follow a similar path: ease back into things for best results. Today, conserve your energy, observe, and strategize for best results. If you are worried about money matters, make a plan to make a plan! While it’s not the best time to draw up one as there is fuzzy thinking likely today, you can certainly commit to the need for a plan.
ScorpioAn important shift occurs today, dear Scorpio, as Mercury turns direct. Mercury began its retrograde in your sign three weeks ago but then retreated into your privacy sector near the end of October. With Mercury no longer retrograde, you’ll see some recent problem areas untangle. Choices become clearer in the weeks ahead. You can continue to keep some things to yourself as Mercury moves through your privacy sector (until the 10th), but you’ll find it easier to make decisions and deal with private matters. Avoid big launches or new beginnings now, as the shift itself can muddy perceptions. Mercury is also moving back into a square to Saturn, and it can be difficult to see your way around a problem for now. Also today, you might seek ways to satisfy both your needs for comfort and familiarity and your needs for a change of pace and experimentation. These are not mutually exclusive! Today’s energies can be confusing, but it’s an important day of transition. It’s best to take things easy and be a little more cautious than usual when expressing yourself.
SagittariusThings are turning a corner, dear Sagittarius, as Mercury turns direct today after more than three weeks of retrograde motion. Although problem areas can seem to magnify as the shift occurs now, you’ll see some real progress in the coming weeks as Mercury regains speed. Delays seem to lift, and your friendships or place in a group seem clearer. You could feel a little unsettled or restless if people don’t seem to appreciate you today. Differences in values and opinions can be more evident. Aim to be a little more vigilant with purchases, communications, and commuting. Treat today as a transition day for best results, as today’s shift and minor challenging aspects can make life feel like an obstacle course. However, these are temporary, and information will emerge shortly, helping you make decisions or choices.
CapricornMercury turns direct today after three weeks of retrograde motion, dear Capricorn. While Mercury started in your friendship sector, it returned to your career and reputation house last week. Delays and limbo related to any of these areas of life are likely to break in the coming weeks. Career planning and goal-setting, reputation, status-related issues, your social life, and health matters gain clarity and, later, momentum. Be particularly mindful today and the next couple of days since this change of direction and a Mercury-Saturn square can skew our perceptions. Also today, a sudden desire for a change of pace can precede knowing what you want, and it’s best to avoid chasing cosmetic changes or pleasures now. Look for the deeper meaning behind the unrest. Today’s energies are transitional, and you’ll be best off drawing upon patience. Take on as few demanding activities as possible to avoid the feeling that you’re running behind, and be careful about what you reveal.
AquariusMercury turns direct today after three weeks of retrograde motion, dear Aquarius. While the shift today can be disorienting, you’ll see forward progress with work, travel, and educational plans or endeavors in the coming days and weeks. Consider, too, that Mercury heads right back into a square to Saturn, exact on the 6th, suggesting some tendency to worry, after which you might enjoy forward movement on projects and endeavors in your life that encountered delays or setbacks in recent weeks. Blocks are set to lift, or motivation returns to pursue work projects. You’ll gain more motivation and clarity with schooling, career, and creative direction. Consider today a day of transition for best results, as conditions are unclear, but we’re reaching a turning point. There can be some restlessness experienced today but watch for band-aid fixes to problems that don’t truly buy you much time. Watch that you don’t seek surface changes that are unlikely to address the real issue.
PiscesAfter three weeks of retrograde movement, Mercury turns direct today, dear Pisces. While it can take a few days to gain momentum, you’re likely to see some forward motion in recent endeavors that have stalled. Negotiating money or time-sharing, as well as educational and publishing matters, can improve. Tension with others today can be hard to define but is likely to be about the need for a change of pace. It may be hard to see the true value of people, situations, and material things today, as you might either exaggerate their importance or pass over those things that are truly important. The trick is to find a way to assert your needs for independence without giving up too much comfort and harmony. Watch for confused instructions and putting your foot in the mouth, but expect more straightforward communications shortly. Be particularly vigilant with business moves, intimate relationships, and finances. Easing back into things is best.
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.