- The Moon is in Cancer.
- A void Moon begins at 8:26 PM today (and will continue until tomorrow at 2:18 AM).
- 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 not retrograde but 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:
AriesThe Moon spends more time in your home and family sector, dear Aries, and you seek comfort or a feeling of safety and belonging. Today, though, you may do battle with diverging desires or with others who seem to need your attention. Today’s events or feelings can remind you of the need to revise your dependencies or your approach to money, particularly resources coming from other sources than your income. It’s time to be more aware of your financial situation. This energy may instead play out on an intimate level. The need to make adjustments with a relationship and its power dynamics becomes glaring. Your desires are strong but complicated. Temporarily, there doesn’t seem to be a viable outlet or route to satisfaction. This is a time for making observations and adjustments rather than jumping into action as the Sun heads into a quincunx with retrograde Mars.
TaurusThe Moon spends more time in your sector of communications today, dear Taurus, and you can find personal interests or connections especially attractive. However, mixed emotions and signals are likely to interfere with these goals, so do your best to seek out patches of time to yourself. Today’s Sun-Mars challenge is a minor one but can lead to a sense that you’re in limbo. There can be delays or changes in plans, and timing is not your strong point at the moment, but neither is it for others. It’s best to view blunders as mistakes and nothing more. You may need a pick-me-up right now, yet it can be hard to find it if you’re looking to others to make you happy, especially if you’re not clear about your desires. In truth, a direct approach may fall flat today as people seem quite wrapped up in their own problems. It may be better to wait things out. Mars will end its retrograde cycle next week, helping to clear the path forward.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Gemini, and you’re again seeking more predictability and comfort. Conflicts of values may need to be dealt with, however. With a Sun-Mars minor challenge influencing the day, something can hold you back, whether it’s a gut feeling, fear, or minor vitality issue, from throwing yourself heartily into a social activity or a pursuit. Very important decisions are best left for another day because of a temporary lack of natural confidence, which can spell poor timing. Ego issues might also be in play with retrograde Mars involved, and you could sense a mild but annoying competitive atmosphere with co-workers or friends that turns you off. It’s best to wait and see. In a week, Mars will end its retrograde phase, and you’ll get a better sense of what you want or how to get it.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Cancer, and you’re more likely to want to assert your independence or go your own way. Dealing with others who are unsure of themselves can be frustrating today, but perhaps the delay will work in everyone’s favor, ultimately. Avoid trying to push for an answer or a decision, as it can be difficult to come by right now with the Sun and retrograde Mars forming a quincunx aspect. There can be a lot left up in the air. You’re in good shape creatively, in general, but with this aspect in play, you could be wrestling with some self-doubt today. Certain things can consume so much of your time that you can feel behind in your work or duties. It’s not easy to find a direct route to getting what you want just for now. Feeling listless is temporary. Remind yourself that indecisiveness is not always a bad thing, as holding off on making a decision or coming to a conclusion can work in your favor.
LeoThe Moon continues its transit of your privacy sector today, dear Leo, drawing you to activities that revolve around getting rest and time for reflection or deep thought. You’ll be trying to understand yourself just a little bit better. You may need to remind yourself that overtime does not get you ahead, but efficiency does. A minor but potentially frustrating aspect between the Sun and retrograde Mars can lead to some tension, however. The Sun in your home and family sector can keep you rooted, while Mars is currently stimulating your desire for unusual or non-routine experiences. Restlessness without a plan can be the result. You may feel divided about whether to take a risk or stick with the familiar, but consider that you may be able to reach a compromise. It’s all too easy to become stressed out with this transit, even if you don’t know precisely why. Try to treat interference or delays as necessary for your life to move forward positively, ultimately.
VirgoWith the Moon again in your solar eleventh house all day, dear Virgo, you’re inclined to pull back and seek a break from competitive situations. You enjoy the feedback you receive from others, which tends to jumpstart your thinking processes. Even so, some tension today can revolve around misunderstandings, restlessness, offhand remarks, and hypersensitivity. It’s unusually easy to bruise someone’s ego today with current transits, and you may want to tiptoe around sensitive topics just for now. It can also be painful to make decisions. With the Sun heading toward a quincunx with retrograde Mars, you may feel that you have to give something up to move forward. Timing can be just a little off temporarily, making it wise to watch for mechanical errors. Some of your plans may not appear to be coming together very well, but taking extra time to iron out details will ultimately be rewarding. Observe and reserve final decisions for a better time. Consider that Mars will end its retrograde next week.
LibraThe Moon’s transit of your solar tenth house inclines you to focus on your long-term goals and priorities again today, dear Libra. You can dream up practical ways to realize your creative vision. Frustrations with your progress or performance can magnify. If you’ve fallen behind in a project, try to set aside some time to be alone or in an environment with limited distractions. The Sun and retrograde Mars are heading into a minor but challenging aspect, and relationships can be up and down or run hot and cold. Try to pace yourself for best results since energy and motivation levels can be quite uneven. Others may be acting in passive-aggressive ways. Timing is likely to be off due to dipping confidence, and this is temporary, but taking things easy makes sense. Concerns about money or personal possessions can play with your mind. It makes sense to take time to observe and reassess matters before going forward.
ScorpioThe Moon transits in harmony with your sign today, dear Scorpio, and you find it natural to cooperate, learn, guide, and enjoy yourself. Nevertheless, with the Sun and retrograde Mars are heading into a quincunx, competing desires can put you in limbo. You may experience some minor health or motivation issues that slow you down. There can be some vague worries, justified or not, about responsibilities you may have avoided. There can also be competing interests and moods, largely because a good part of you wants to pursue personal interests, and the other part wants to get back on track and organized. Some work projects may be stalling, but you have a chance to rework projects that require fine-tuning. It may be best to aim to relax and manage your schedule step by step. Observe and make adjustments rather than big or bold moves now for best results. Mars will end its retrograde next week, and desires will become clearer.
SagittariusYou’re inclined to do a little more digging than usual again today, dear Sagittarius, and you instinctively seek out some extra privacy. It’s best not to probe so much that you begin to fret, worry, or obsess over an issue. Today’s energies are on the awkward side as the Sun heads into a quincunx aspect with retrograde Mars. Much has been going on behind the scenes and in your inner world, but part of you wants to push a matter forward. Restlessness and indecision can prevail, but it’s temporary. Desires are complicated, and we can’t see a straightforward path to their fulfillment. Sudden or unusual emotions and desires can lead to some indecision or a feeling that you’re suddenly without a real direction. Aim to take your time to come to conclusions. It may be best to observe instead of jumping into action today.
CapricornThe Moon spends more time in your partnership sector today, dear Capricorn, and you’re more emotionally invested in your relationships than usual. While this transit inclines you to compromise and negotiate, today’s energies are not particularly smooth for cooperating. With the Sun in your social sector these days, you’re looking forward, but today, you can find yourself reviewing the past or craving more stability. As long as you don’t feel stuck in the past, you can take care of loose ends, which benefits you. Temporarily, you can feel pulled in different directions. Uncertainty is likely at the moment, and impatience is another potential problem. Be wary of desires that come on suddenly as they may mislead you. Taking your time with decisions makes sense today.
AquariusThe Moon spends more time in your work and health sector, dear Aquarius, transiting it all day. While you may want to handle details and get organized, try to avoid a scattered approach to managing your chores or responsibilities, which might increase anxiety levels. The tendency is to worry or feel vaguely guilty or off in spots today. You may be dealing with inner stirrings that have you feeling frustrated with the path you’re currently taking or with authority figures as the Sun heads into a minor challenging aspect with retrograde Mars. This transit seems to highlight the differences and incompatibilities of your needs and desires. Some of your goals may need revision but keep in mind that delays give you a chance to make the necessary corrections and adjustments. Watch for activities that will only serve as energy drains. It can be difficult to know your limits and a real challenge to find the right balance, but it’s within reach with some creative thinking. You may only need to give things a little more time. Mars will end its retrograde in one week.
PiscesThe Moon spends another day in your creativity and romance sector, dear Pisces, bringing more color to your emotional world. You’re paying more attention to your needs for fun and engagement. The Sun is heading into an awkward angle with retrograde Mars, suggesting some need for adjustment. A good part of you can be downright bored with the mundane or ordinary, and you could feel that you’re battling your own diverging interests and desires. You may feel as if you have few outlets for your frustration, and it may be worth your time to consciously try to let go of those things that are irritating you. Watch for impatience that gets in the way of healthy relating or trips you up on the physical plane. Consider that your need for some stillness or comfort is valid and should be given some attention–doing so will free you up for more exciting activities later.
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.