- The Moon is in Cancer.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- We’re in between the Full Moon that occurred on October 31st in Taurus, and the Last Quarter Moon that will happen on November 8th.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from September 9-November 13).
- Mercury is no longer retrograde and is in its post-retrograde shadow until the 19th.
- Current retrogrades: Mars Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou seem to need to touch base with your deeper needs and feelings or loved ones today, dear Aries, with the Moon’s transit of your solar fourth house. Even so, there may be some frustration if domestic demands interfere with your personal plans or feelings of independence. Aim to clear your mind of guilt and avoid focusing your frustration on trivial matters today. Mind you, there can be some need to pay special attention to problem areas as Mercury approaches a square to Saturn. It’s not straightforward to work smoothly or quickly toward a goal. Try to slow down and choose another time to present your case. It may not be easy to see eye to eye with people close to you, yet you could also feel rather dependent on others’ responses, creating a dilemma. Insist that others meet you halfway.
TaurusYou may feel somewhat confined when it comes to expressing yourself freely today, dear Taurus, yet a strong desire to communicate. Today requires patience–you’ll probably accomplish more if you pace yourself and slow down a little. As well, it’s important to watch that you don’t speak prematurely about a matter, as there can be impatience with communications and secrets now. Do pay attention to what pushes your buttons since it can be revealing, but aim to use restraint for best results. A Mercury-Saturn square has a way of magnifying flaws or problem areas. Delays or blockages with certain endeavors can keep you in a frustrated state of not knowing, but it’s temporary.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your solar second house, dear Gemini. While this transit can help steady the emotions, we can take things rather personally today. You might find that trying to get the timing right is a lesson in frustration. Consider whether slowing things down to get them right may be your best bet. Aim to stay centered and connect with what you truly feel about your situation. It may also be that you need to go over something to get the details just right or that you’re waiting for more information before you can take your next step. Watch that you don’t focus too hard on a particular desire that is not as important to you as it seems at the moment. You are quite content to stay put, but there can be some impatience or a building sense that you should do something different or more fulfilling. It’s temporary, and in fact, you may see a resolution to a problem shortly.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Cancer, and emotions are immediate. Your feelings, wants, and needs are in stronger focus with this transit. Still, the Moon’s aspects today can point to impatience and taking things very personally, particularly if pressures are coming for a rule, obligation, or superior. It’s best to avoid impulsiveness–you’re a little easy on the trigger. As well, people are sensitive, and you may be dealing with disapproval or delays. Information can surface that disagrees with you or challenges your take on a situation as Mercury heads toward a square to Saturn. Since Saturn has been a long-term guest in your partnership sector (not for much longer!), a partner or significant other can seem to block your plans or discourage your thinking. It might feel that others shoot down your ideas before they’ve given them a fair chance. While it’s important to look for the lesson today, it’s also a good idea to center yourself and get in touch with what’s important to you, as this is what matters most. You can emerge from all of this with some refinements and a strengthened position.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your solar twelfth house, dear Leo, and it’s time to prioritize relaxing, renewing, and recharging if it’s possible. Distractions are likely, and there could be a disagreement over money or values. Today asks you to be patient, adjust your expectations, and consider that you may not be able to charge ahead with your plans just for now. A Mercury-Saturn aspect suggests pressures that feel heavy. A situation’s downsides are likely to reveal themselves, which can be a little discouraging, but unlikely as negative as it first appears. A delay, obstacle, or restriction happening now can lead to useful refinements. It’s best to acknowledge your responsibilities but stop short of the point at which worry or anxiety take over. Work or things on your to-do list can be overwhelming, but you may discover that you can shuffle things around to accommodate both duty and pleasure.
VirgoWatch closely for a tendency to want to do too much today, dear Virgo. Impulsiveness with money, resources, or relationships are tendencies, but if managed, you’ll be in a better position to determine your next step. Ownership matters can be tense, and with Mercury heading into a square aspect with Saturn, you could feel discouraged or blocked by circumstances, someone, or self-doubt. Aim to keep things simple and center yourself. This transit has a way of magnifying problems and flaws, after which things shrink back down to normal size. You can certainly learn from errors and even criticism, but it’s a good idea to take your time with decisions. Correcting mistakes or strengthening a plan can be in focus and quite beneficial in the long run.
LibraWith the Moon at the top of your solar chart all day, dear Libra, it’s time to pay more attention to your responsibilities, both to yourself and to others. However, you might feel a bit put upon by others today with the Moon’s tense aspects with Venus and Mars. A significant someone could be stubborn or unyielding. Aim to be patient when it comes to following rules, and keep your goals in mind. As we head toward a Mercury-Saturn square, consider that even though you can be feeling a little stuck right now, you’re making progress. Mercury has turned direct, and the information you’ve been waiting for is likely to arrive shortly. Be patient if something isn’t yet picking up steam or if people seem uninterested or critical. Shutting out information is not your best bet, either, even if it comes to you in an unappealing package, as you can learn from feedback, but do avoid taking criticism to heart. Today has a way of showing you areas of your life that are vulnerable, and your best bet is to work on strengthening them.
ScorpioThe Moon’s transit of your solar ninth house today can be spirited, dear Scorpio, but its aspects make it a little temperamental. There can be plenty to distract you, and it’s probably best to slow down with communicating. You feel more passionately about your beliefs, but not many are truly listening or hearing you out just for now. There can be tensions surrounding duties, schedules, or lack of time to yourself. There can be a disagreement or some tension related to errors and delays. Impulsive, impatient, and rash moves are unlikely to lead to reward. Mustering up patience is your best bet, as it’s better not to make a decision from a state of worry unless you truly have to. Give yourself some emotional space to sort out your thoughts. Consider that a delay might slow things down long enough that you find a better plan.
SagittariusYou tend to take things to heart today, dear Sagittarius, with the Moon in your solar eighth house all day. Tensions can run high due to the Moon’s aspects and a Mercury-Saturn square in the pipeline. It’s also important to note that words can be sharp, but people are more sensitive than usual. Mixed signals are hard to read, and trying too hard to understand them can lead to deeper issues. A slowing down or delay that you hadn’t anticipated can be part of the picture and possibly discouraging. Do what needs to be done and avoid wasting your energy stressing over things you can’t change. If you have an idea or plan that’s especially close to your heart, you may want to wait for a better day to present it. The flaws of a situation seem bigger or louder today, and while this can be somewhat discouraging, you are in a good position to work on problem areas and strengthen your position or plans.
CapricornThere can be some delays to manage today, dear Capricorn, and you could also be dealing with stubborn people. There can be a block of information, but the good news is that a problem is starting to turn the corner. For now, you can feel held back by mundane activities, correcting errors, errands, chores, and other responsibilities that you hadn’t anticipated or put out of your mind. Try not to stress over differences of opinion or roadblocks. Today can be good for learning more about yourself and important people in your life, ultimately. If you get the sense that others have too much say in your life right now, you can become quite irritable. It’s easy to feel offended or frustrated, but tensions may be about a desire to improve. Self-doubt should prompt some reflection. Take your time weighing pros and cons and consider all of your options, but avoid harping on the past. It will be far more productive if you look forward to how you can make improvements.
AquariusToday’s Moon transit encourages you to focus on the little things and the loose ends in your life, dear Aquarius. Distractions can undermine productivity, and nervous energy is likely. Common sense and instincts can be at war, and responsibilities and restrictions are very much on your mind. There can be a delay, obstacle, or restriction that is slowing you down but try not to let it hijack your brain. Revisiting plans or previous communications can be in order, and while it may not feel like it yet, a problem is starting to turn a corner. You’re in the best shape if you consider what’s best for you in the long term as Mercury and Saturn approach a square aspect. Waiting for information or pondering your next step can figure strongly just for now.
PiscesToday’s transits can give you a sense that people and circumstances around you are blocking you, dear Pisces, or you can feel in limbo, waiting for an answer. In truth, this is a time of turning the corner on an issue, but it may feel slow going just for now. You could feel defensive of your values, your worth, or even your spending. Watch for a tendency to want to prove something. Getting to a compromise and balance may very well be exhausting but ultimately worthwhile. Pushing too hard for answers can lead to undue stress. Modest ambitions work best until you get beyond the feeling of being overwhelmed. Slowing down to get things right makes sense.
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.