- The Moon is in Leo.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 8:45 AM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 8:45 AM.
- 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 Sun’s current transit of your solar eighth house puts a spotlight on your inner world, deeper emotions, and intimate connections, dear Aries. This influence continues for almost two more weeks. On the other hand, the Moon is encouraging you to take some time for fun, entertainment, or leisure today. You may resist this drive just for a time, but own it as the day advances! There is nevertheless some tension in the air as the Sun clashes with the Moon, and Venus is about to oppose Mars in your sign. There can be a strong desire to cooperate and harmonize, but it doesn’t seem easy or straightforward to come to a compromise just for now. It may be that you want the same things, but you’re communicating with someone in ways that make one another feel defensive.
TaurusYou need some peace and calm with today’s Moon transit of your solar fourth house all day, dear Taurus. Centering yourself is important now, although this need can clash with your desire for companionship or feedback. Easing down or sharing activities that help you regroup, renew, and relax may be better than an abrupt change. Continue to be gentle with yourself and wait out major decisions. Soulful moments or everyday activities are in the spotlight. As the day advances, Venus heads toward an opposition with Mars, and you can face stubbornness in others. A problem in love or friendship can reach a head. Acknowledge whatever feelings are coming to the surface at this time, even if they seem to be irrational, but keep in mind that you don’t have to act on them yet.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Gemini, putting a spotlight on learning, connecting, and communicating. It clashes with the Sun this morning, and you may feel you have a little too much on your plate. You’re inclined to multi-task and enjoy it, but it’s all too easy to overload your attention span. Duties and personal interests can both vie for your attention. As the day advances, a tense aspect comes into play, and you might watch for putting too much energy into trying to figure out your relationships. Still, a small battle can get you closer to a middle ground. Tensions, particularly in your romantic or social life, can reach a head. The results of conflicts can be exciting and stimulating, but possibly less than satisfying at the moment. You may need to give things time.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your solar second house, dear Cancer, stirring your desire for comfort and security. This morning, the Moon clashes with the Sun in your pleasure sector, and you may be on the fence about whether you want to do something new or stick with what you know. Perhaps a bit of both can work! Complicating things as the day progresses is a Venus-Mars opposition coming into play. There’s a competitive tone to the day, and there’s also a tendency to react in a big way to smaller frustrations. Consider that poor behavior can now be impactful and memorable. Aim to take things easy and to keep reasonable expectations for best results. Look for the lesson in your interactions.
LeoThe Moon spends all day in your sign, dear Leo, and the focus is on your personal plans, needs, and moods. You can feel pulled in different directions with the Sun square the Moon this morning and a Venus-Mars opposition on its way. There is a competitive air to the day, even if the ultimate goal is to get along better. It’s not as easy as usual to get others onboard. These transits make it hard to integrate your need to go out on a limb and your desire to stick with what’s familiar. A difference of opinion may feel more personal than intellectual today and tomorrow. Aim to allow your emotions to report to you rather than rule you for best results. Try not to fixate on something outside of yourself that you feel will solve all your problems.
VirgoWith the Moon in your solar twelfth house all day, dear Virgo, it’s a good time to make time for unwinding or decompressing. You’re nearing the end of a lunar cycle, and processing and digesting makes the most sense before you start over and begin anew. A healthy escape would be most appropriate, although there can be some tension or a competitive feel to the day. First, the Moon forms a square to the Sun this morning, and you might wrestle with whether to stay connected or disconnect. Secondly, Venus and Mars head toward an opposition, and financial matters can reach a head, or emotions and passions seem to run high surrounding ownership, money, or issues of respect or value. Watch for impulsive purchases or sudden decisions about money and relationships.
LibraYour social life is in stronger focus today, dear Libra, and you can be in the mood to diversify. These things can still clash with the part of you that really prefers to settle in these days. It may be better to push the usual boundaries gently and a little at a time. Even if part of you resists, it can be good for you to branch out a little now. Also today, underlying tensions in close relationships can emerge, perhaps at an inopportune moment or rather abruptly. Venus heads toward an opposition to retrograde Mars, and with Venus in your sign, you may crave more harmony and peace, even more so than usual. However, others can be in an entirely different frame of mind. Disagreements are possible now.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in your solar tenth house, dear Scorpio, and in the spotlight are your long-term goals, performance, or accomplishments. The Sun in your sign has been encouraging you to find yourself and your independence, and it will continue to do so for another couple of weeks. Today, you can feel somewhat divided between your responsibilities and your personal goals. There is a competitive air to the day with a Quarter Moon and a Venus-Mars opposition influencing you now. You might face an obstacle or disagreement, or an inner conflict can nag at you. Ideally, you feel motivated to make a positive change. There may be a revelation or a culmination in a relationship or financial matter.
SagittariusWith the Moon in your solar ninth house all day, dear Sagittarius, you’re looking to new horizons, seeking different experiences and topics to inspire you. This morning, this energy seems to clash with the Sun’s current transit of your privacy sector, which encourages you to take things easy and relax. Still, you require some emotional refreshment. The day’s energies can certainly stimulate restlessness. We’re heading toward a Venus-Mars opposition that can stir up some discontent, as well. If you’ve been harboring resentment for someone, it may very well emerge today, or someone may be bringing up something about you. Either way, it’s a time for learning something about yourself and your needs through the mirror of your relationships.
CapricornThe Moon continues its transit of your intimacy sector, dear Capricorn, which deepens your mood. This Moon is challenged by the Sun this morning, creating an internal struggle as the Sun encourages you to experiment, detach, and explore. It may be best to allow yourself some breaks from intensive activities, but also to satisfy your desire to go deep, research, and understand. Buried frustrations also have a way of emerging today as Venus heads into opposition with retrograde Mars. You’re seeking to find balance, but the road to harmony can be a little rocky right now. It can be all too easy to instigate or rile someone up, just as it is for others to push your buttons.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your solar seventh house, dear Aquarius, and you’re more interactive or invested in your relationships today. With the Sun in your career and reputation sector these days, your goals are often on your mind, but today, your heart is with important people in your life. This morning, it’s a bit of a challenge to be emotionally present with various drives and obligations pulling you in different directions. While you might seek another perspective on a situation, passions tend to run high as the day advances, and it’s hard for people to be very objective. We’re heading to a Venus-Mars opposition, and while the goal may be to harmonize, it can take some disagreement to get to that point of balance.
PiscesWith the Moon in your solar sixth house all day, dear Pisces, you tend to zero in on the practical side of your life. This transit can stir a desire or need to handle details and duties. It’s in contrast to the Sun’s current mission to get you to branch out, but it’s wise to listen to your instincts to take care of loose ends. With Venus about to oppose retrograde Mars, tensions can complicate relationships. Issues of sharing, ownership, and support can be touchy, and you may be seeking a middle ground. Mars is retrograde for only a little while longer (until the 13th), and slowdowns can be frustrating, but you’ll be turning a corner soon.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.
Catherine Leisser says
Hi, I’ve enjoyed your Café Astrology daily horoscopes for some years, but I cannot seem to find it today. Are you discontinuing them? Hope to hear from you. Thanks, Catherine
Thank you for writing. The horoscopes are all here on this site, Astrology Cafe, as well as Cafe Astrology. You’ll find them for today and tomorrow and, the vast majority of the time, the day after tomorrow. Earlier today, there was a server error on Cafe Astrology. For a few hours, the horoscopes were not pulled onto the daily horoscope pages. The issue was resolved. It actually happened last week at the same time and I believe I’ve identified the problem.
Note that if there are technical problems on Cafe Astrology, this site is on a different server so that you’d be able to find the daily horoscopes here. They’re formatted differently (all signs’ horoscopes on one page rather than individual sign pages) but they’re both mine (written by myself). I am sorry for your troubles, and thank you again for writing!