- The Moon is in Leo just until 12:55 AM, after which the Moon is in Virgo.
- The void Moon period continues today only until 12:55 AM (since yesterday at 10:29 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter Moon phase until 10:28 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 9th, and the New Moon will happen in the sign of Libra on the 16th.
- Mercury stations and turns retrograde today (Mercury is retrograde from October 13-November 3).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from September 9th to November 13th). Note that we have now reached the midpoint of the Mars retrograde cycle.
- Current retrogrades: Mercury Rx (starting today), Mars Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMercury is retrograde from today until November 3rd, dear Aries, and the weeks ahead are excellent for personal introspection, refining plans and strategies, doing research, and editing your work. Rather than taking out new loans, focus on going over the debt and shared resources you already have and do some reorganization. In your relationships, you might think about the past to better understand the present. There may be delays or uncertainty related to sharing, debts, intimacy, or ownership matters. However, the weeks ahead are strong for sorting out long-standing issues and discovering hidden or overlooked resources, so be patient. Look back before moving forward, as there can be some important things you didn’t see in the rush of recent weeks. A Sun-Mars opposition complicates the day further, pulling up buried emotions and desires. You can be feeling restless, blocked, or vetoed, making it hard to apply yourself. You might struggle with whether to attend to others’ needs or your own when a compromise is truly the best course of action. Aim to pay attention to your feelings but take your time forming conclusions and decisions. It’s not easy to get a straight story from others, and you’re likely to see a relationship from a different perspective. It can be tough to keep your cool at times today, and you may have difficulties knowing what you truly want, but you’re getting to new epiphanies, so give things time.
TaurusMercury turns retrograde today and will continue its apparent backup motion until November 3rd, dear Taurus, starting in your partnership sector. Retrograde Mercury is opposing your sign until October 27th, and with Mars also retrograde, you must aim to slow down, process, rethink, and reconsider. You may be revisiting old issues or feeling stuck at times, particularly in or about a close relationship, but reflection ultimately serves you well. Do watch what you say and how you say it today during this shift, which can be particularly confusing. A Sun-Mars opposition transit also occurs now, and circumstances seem to slow you down. It makes sense to do so of our own accord! If you’ve been burying your feelings, desires, needs, and frustrations, they may very well demand your attention. Focus on doing your best instead of allowing a lack of direction to interfere with productivity. You may need to streamline or restructure a plan or project to make it work. Tame impatience, which can lead to messy situations.
GeminiMercury turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, and you may deal with some backtracking or delays related to your work, methods, habits, or health in the weeks ahead. However, these can give you time to reconsider and refine recent decisions and ideas for the better–have faith and patience! Until November 3rd, aim to slow down and attend to those things you’ve passed over in haste. You’re sure to see something a little differently, or details that you overlooked. Today, watch that you’re not too emotionally invested in having circumstances go your way. Passions are strong, but desires are confusing as the Sun opposes Mars. Unrest with friends and lovers may be in focus, and it’s best to treat others with care while doing the same with yourself. Try not to take things too personally, as hard as that can be today. Circumstances seem to block quick progress temporarily, so it’s best not to push. Social tension is largely because we’re focusing too much on what we want and neglecting to see the other side.
CancerMercury turns retrograde today, dear Cancer, and the Sun opposes Mars, contributing to a feeling of blockage. There could be false leads or poor instructions to deal with today, but if you aim to keep a spirit of fun and common sense, it can help. During Mercury’s retrograde until November 3rd, you’ll get the chance to see old problems in new ways. Matters surrounding romance, children, and creativity are most in focus in the first two weeks of the cycle. These areas may feel stagnant or stuck, but instead, it’s a period of review, catch-up, or rest. People or projects from the past can be an active focus. There can be waiting games, delays, or stalling, but giving due attention to what you’ve overlooked helps you move forward in a better place. A Sun-Mars transit can produce some conflicts. You can feel pulled in different directions today with demands on you overwhelming at times. Impulsiveness won’t move things forward — it will only serve to increase the chance of errors now. Be cautious when it comes to mixing personal and professional arenas, and consider ways to improve time management.
LeoMercury is retrograde from today until November 3rd, dear Leo, effectively extending Mercury’s transit of your sector of home and personal life. While there can be some mechanical issues or delays, it’s a great time for seeing your life from a new perspective, particularly your emotional experience and matters related to family and home, and later, your studies and personal interests. It’s a valuable time to process and digest recent events. New initiatives are not wise at the moment, not only because of Mercury’s station but also because the Sun opposes retrograde Mars. Today is better for taking stock rather than pushing something forward. You may be hitting a brick wall if you move too fast. Your patience may be in short supply, mainly revolving around opinions. It’s not easy to judge whether to take something seriously or brush it off. Impatience can lead to errors in judgment. You can learn from anger or frustration that bubbles up today, and after the heat of the moment passes, you might figure out better ways of pursuing your goals and desires.
VirgoMercury turns retrograde in your communications sector today, dear Virgo, and will remain retrograde until November 3rd, later heading back into your assets sector. This influence can mean some misunderstandings and redirects in the next while, but it’s a great period to collect information, do some research, and refine or edit your work. Returning to unfinished projects or reconnecting with old studies, places, or people can be enjoyable and instructive. Delays or slowdowns may be blessings in disguise as they lead to thinking things through and seeing old problems in a new way. It can be an excellent time to catch up. Today’s Sun-Mars opposition, occurring just as Mercury retrogrades, can be disruptive. Still, it might force a confrontation, or it can put the spotlight on opposing forces related to money, possessions, debts, trust, and ownership, ultimately leading to beneficial changes or realizations. For best results, take things easy and avoid significant changes for the time being. Aim to take a lesson from any issues that become inflamed now, such as by turning your attention to better money management.
LibraMercury is retrograde from today until November 3rd, dear Libra, as it transits your sector of assets and then later returns to your sign. There may be the need to review your finances or budget in the coming weeks, or you could be dealing with misplaced things. It’s possible that a particular venture is put on hold or requires some rethinking. Come at old problems from a new direction or perspective for best results during this cycle. In fact, you can do some fantastic research and review of past projects and decisions. You are looking back before you move forward, and this can be a valuable exercise. However, today’s shift can be disorienting, especially since it occurs with a Sun-Mars opposition, also active now. Mars is retrograde and in your opposing sign, compounding current dilemmas. Take extra time coming to decisions and making commitments for now. You might be encountering passive-aggressive behavior in others, and this can lead to some level of confusion and chaos. People are especially sensitive today, making it wise to choose your words and your battles carefully! Consciously letting go of the desire to assert yourself at all costs makes sense. Aim to learn from frustrations emerging now so that you can improve conditions, particularly related to partnership. It might seem like you can’t win, which is probably true right now, but it’s temporary.
ScorpioMercury turns retrograde in your sign today, dear Scorpio, and will remain retrograde until November 3rd, although it will leave your sign on October 27th. Tremendous insights and possibly the beginnings of significant new ideas can emerge during this cycle. This period is best used to reorganize and reflect–you’re looking at the world through different filters. While you might put your foot in your mouth from time to time, you’re also working on clarifying your thoughts and ideas. Ideally, you’re getting the space to do so. Today’s energies can be frustrating as the shift occurs, especially with a Sun-Mars opposition also in play. It’s best not to try to push forward work or health plans just yet. You may be wrestling with the desire to stand out or take a creative risk and the equally strong need for some time to yourself or away from scrutiny. Frustrations stimulated now can be very revealing. Feeling dissatisfied is likely right now, and this discomfort can propel you to make improvements. Avoid lashing out at others if you feel overwhelmed by work or things on your to-do list.
SagittariusStarting today and running until November 3rd, Mercury is retrograde, dear Sagittarius, and you’ll be doing further ruminating over the past. Some of the decisions made and projects started in the last couple of weeks can come up for review. You may doubt yourself until you recognize that you are looking at things in entirely new ways, and this different approach can be just as (or more) useful. Minor breaks in the mechanical aspects of communications might lead you to viable alternatives. While today can be confusing, the cycle itself helps you reconsider recent decisions and notice previously overlooked details. Today is complicated as Mercury’s directional shift occurs, and a Sun-Mars aspect suggests further clogs and misunderstandings. If something may go wrong, it probably will today! There can be tension in your social life today. A past issue can emerge and frustrate you, but it might be a signal to put something behind you once and for all. Ego conflicts are possible. You might encounter a dilemma in which you’re unsure if you should go it alone or work with others to achieve your goals. It’s best to keep your cool. However inflamed things become, challenging areas are brought strongly to your attention, helping you see what may be tripping you up.
CapricornWhile tensions run high and emotions can be revealing, dear Capricorn, information is incomplete for the time being. Misunderstandings are likely. Mercury turns retrograde today and will remain retrograde until November 3rd. Changes in certain life departments are imminent and can be helpful, but there can be a chaotic or disorienting feeling today. Wait things out and aim to approach problems from a fresh perspective later for best results. Mercury’s retrograde cycle itself is good for looking at recent decisions in a new way. Overlooked details may come to light during this period, giving you the chance to change your mind. Refinement and editing work can be useful. Communications with associates, groups, and friends are in focus and perhaps challenged at times. Compounding problems today is the Sun’s opposition to retrograde Mars. You are more visible than usual with the Sun in your solar tenth house, challenged by Mars in your home and family sector. It can be challenging to meet your goals with much going on in your personal life. Slowdowns may ultimately help you, even if they seem like a nuisance now. Frustrations today can be revealing, so pay attention. If you face conflict, do your best to set feelings aside and instead concentrate on making improvements. However, do pay close attention to any buried anger or resentment that surfaces now, as you might better understand some of the tension that has recently been plaguing you.
AquariusMercury turns retrograde today, dear Aquarius, and it makes the most sense to be as flexible as you can with your schedule, as mix-ups are possible as the station occurs. Mercury’s retrograde cycle lasts until November 3rd and starts in your solar tenth house. While refining long-term goals and career projects benefits you in the weeks ahead, there can be some confusion surrounding business plans or communications. A review is a good idea, but clarity about your next step may not be with you for the time being. Waiting on delays or answers may lead to some reconsideration or redos. Be more careful when communicating with the public, superiors, and associates. A Sun-Mars opposition further complicates today’s energies. Watch for impatience in the face of slowdowns. It can be all too easy to get worked up, but you may be getting in your own way. Consider that you may be chasing a desire that isn’t true, and that feeling torn between playing things safe and going out on a limb can be disguising your genuine needs. Others may be argumentative or otherwise disagreeable. Communications can be tricky, and you may be inclined to speak about something prematurely or impatiently.
PiscesMercury turns retrograde today, dear Pisces, and there can be some delays in the weeks ahead, perhaps most prominent in communication or transportation systems in your life. This retrograde cycle lasts until November 3rd, and although delays can be frustrating, they can lead to creative detours and alternative (perhaps better) approaches. In the coming weeks, look for answers in projects or places that worked for you in the past. In a recent rush, you may have missed some vital details, and now it’s time to reconsider. Allow your heart to catch up. Today, new beginnings or significant changes and decisions would be unwise. Leave assessments open-ended, if possible. The cycle can be a time to catch your breath and learn more about what you want and need as it coincides with retrograde Mars. Also today, you might swing from going on the offensive to being on the defensive. Pushing matters might add further tension and possible discouragement to your life. It can be challenging to satisfy ego desires temporarily. Problems and hiccups can be useful indicators of issues that may one day get out of hand if you don’t pay some attention now, so be sure to take note. There can be a tug of war going on with someone, or within yourself, over money, possessions, and matters of control.
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.