- The Moon is in Virgo.
- A void Moon period begins today at 6:46 PM (until tomorrow at 1:53 AM).
- The Moon is waning and 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 turned retrograde yesterday (Mercury is retrograde from October 13-November 3).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from September 9th to November 13th). Note that we have passed the midpoint of the Mars retrograde cycle.
- Current retrogrades: Mercury Rx, Mars Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesEven with Mercury retrograde, you’re in a good position to communicate your feelings in the first half of the day, dear Aries. You’re ready to solve problems. There can be a reason to review shared resources, finances, and debts in the weeks ahead. Delays can occur or slowdowns and unanswered questions can lead you to think in novel ways about problem areas, leading to interesting solutions. You might discover a resource you never knew you had. Turning to the past to better understand the present can be appropriate. As the day advances, there’s a tendency to focus on the areas of your life that don’t feel under your control. The Sun is about to form a square to Pluto, and tensions can dominate. Still, triggered areas are revealing. Try to avoid letting pressures rule you.
TaurusThe atmosphere around you today is conducive to learning, sharing, and growing, dear Taurus. Improving confidence in yourself to earn more or take charge of your practical affairs can figure strongly now. Mercury has just turned retrograde, and you may be turning to the past for answers or revisiting old problems from a new perspective in the weeks ahead. You may decide to approach a relationship differently, particularly if you’ve been overthinking things and can now benefit from improving nonverbal forms of communication. You’ll find that pushing matters doesn’t get you very far and that working on review, refinement, and editing projects makes more sense now. Later today, watch for rising tensions as the Sun and Pluto head into a square aspect. Differences in opinion or method can be more frustrating than usual.
GeminiThis can be a good time for pouring your energy into a special project, pastime, or endeavor, dear Gemini. It’s a good time to enjoy people in your life, express your ideas or art, and exchange information. Aim to take emerging opportunities to express yourself creatively. This may not be an easy day to stick to routines, but staying with things you know can be comforting. As the day advances, there can be some tension until you figure out the fears or frustrations behind any stress you may be feeling. Part of you craves lighthearted, fun connections and projects, but another part seeks something more profound. Mixed messages can result, and they may be given or received! If you’re holding on to resentments, they might surface in unexpected ways. With work or diet and routine, you recognize the value of small efforts, a step by step pace, and patience for long-term success.
CancerWith Mercury newly retrograde, it’s better to edit projects already in progress than it is to start something brand new, dear Cancer. You’re comfortable with others today, however, and you’re also ready to take on a gentle challenge. Supportive emotional and family relationships can figure strongly, and setting aside some time for reflection can be very helpful. The Sun and Pluto are heading into a square aspect, and you can experience some extremes of feeling, or fears can be stronger than usual, as the day advances. Relationships can feel heavy. However, intense feelings may motivate you to protect your interests more effectively, so allow yourself to feel them, but take the pressure off to resolve the problem right away. Your path is to attempt to let go of unnecessary worry and guilt and to trust in a larger, more spiritual plan.
LeoYou may be waiting for an answer now that Mercury is retrograde, particularly related to home or family matters, dear Leo, but this gives you time to reconsider options. Past errors can crop up today, but instead of stressing yourself out, take advantage of the time you have to reevaluate what you are doing. Consider that reorganizing your home can be especially fruitful in the coming two weeks. Even with the current Mercury retrograde climate, the first half of the day is decent for connecting and communicating. You can come up with some interesting ideas that may need more work but that have high potential. Mental interests, learning, and projects tend to fare nicely. You’re drawn to gentle challenges. As the day advances, tensions are possible. You may be so attached to your routines and methods that friction occurs with others, or you may be putting quite a bit of pressure on yourself to get too many things done, which can stress you out.
VirgoYou can feel pleasantly committed today, dear Virgo. Mercury’s retrograde does suggest a need to revisit old, unresolved issues, particularly with siblings, acquaintances, or even neighbors in the weeks ahead. Subjects may need further revision and study, and there could be mechanical issues with communication and transportation devices that prompt some rethinking of your means of connecting and getting around. Through these experiences, you might discover new ways to express yourself. Energies today are wonderful for work, financial discoveries, or fabulous ideas that give you a sense that you’re going somewhere. You might recognize the need to put yourself “out there” or believe in yourself to enjoy new opportunities. While it can feel slightly uncomfortable momentarily, you sense that it’s to your advantage. As the day advances, the atmosphere can be somewhat charged. Worries about money and love can surface, or there may be competing desires for security and excitement, and it can be challenging to satisfy both needs. Try not to be ruled by tension.
LibraWith Mercury now retrograde in your solar second house, dear Libra, your path is to look at money matters in new ways in the coming weeks. As you reduce expenses, you reduce strain on your brain. If a money or business matter faces delays, it’s time to find new methods or approaches and to make important discoveries in the process. In the first part of the day, you’re likely to want to play things by ear. It’s a natural time to review recent events and recharge your emotional batteries rather than leap into something new. With the Sun in your sign harmonizing with the North Node of the Moon, spiritual growth and wellness can be in focus. You might be a mentor of sorts right now, guiding someone to a better mental space. As the day advances, however, a Sun-Pluto square comes into play, and it could magnify fears. Concerns about personal matters can undermine your confidence, or unresolved issues can emerge from your past, pulling up old hurts and grievances. Try to avoid putting too much pressure on yourself.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Scorpio, and your desire for a break from pressures is strong. Even so, it can be difficult to pull yourself away or detach yourself from personal concerns later today. Fortunately, your emotional disposition is strong, and you’re up for a challenge. There can be a boost to your private or emotional life, and you might see the benefits of taking extra time to connect with your feelings, inner needs, and desires. With Mercury newly retrograde in your sign, decision-making is not quite as straightforward as it has been, and this encourages you to look more deeply within for answers. Aim to take more time to think things through in the coming weeks. The process should be quite revealing and rewarding. As today advances, watch for unproductive thinking and communicating.
SagittariusWith Mercury newly retrograde, dear Sagittarius, crossed wires can easily occur. In the coming weeks, you’ll look at past projects and relationships in a different light. You might redo a past project or renew an old interest. It’s also an important time to review unfinished business. You may be in limbo about an issue that you intended to put behind you. Today’s energies are strong for expressing yourself creatively. Interactions with a partner, friends, or acquaintances are positive, inspiring, and supportive. The flow of communication is energetic and smooth, even with Mercury retrograde. As the day advances, a Sun-Pluto challenge can pull up buried frustration in disruptive ways. Still, it can put you in the right frame of mind to sort things out.
CapricornYou’re likely to feel more secure about your accomplishments or work today, dear Capricorn. Allowing yourself to make some mistakes strengthens your confidence in the long run. Mercury is newly retrograde, and there can be some confusion temporarily with communications. There can be a stronger focus on past friendships or alliances in the weeks ahead, or you might want to resurrect an old project as you see it in a new way. A reminder of a past goal or dream can redirect your thinking. Later today, concerns about a work project or function can magnify as the Sun at the top of your solar chart heads toward a clash with Pluto in your sign. Watch for regrettable behavior stemming from fears of being out of the loop. While you may be frustrated with people who seem to have an agenda, you have the power to rise above it and focus on doing your best.
AquariusRelating to others as equals opens you up to opportunities, dear Aquarius. Today is also useful for learning something valuable for progressing a hobby, pet project, or romance. Mercury has just turned retrograde, and it will be important to tread lightly when it comes to your interactions. Misunderstandings are all too likely as the shift occurs now. However, you stand to gain tremendous insight by observing and listening. The weeks ahead are good for slowing down and looking at aspects of your life or projects in new ways. Allow room for delays and mistakes. Later today, watch for overthinking. There is some tendency to dwell on past problems or unfinished business, which can weigh you down or dampen your spirit.
PiscesThere can be an opportunity to enjoy yourself, an invitation, or simply an enjoyable, playful mood, dear Pisces. Inhibitions tend to drop, but it remains a less than ideal time for big decisions. Mercury has just begun its retrograde cycle, and you may need to rethink some details or do editing work. If your mind has been running ahead of you recently, this is a time for slowing down a little to allow the rest of you to catch up. It might also be an opportunity to return to old studies or projects and see them in new ways. Later today, watch for reading too much into a situation as the Sun and Pluto move into a difficult aspect. Challenges experienced now may be getting you into better touch with your vulnerabilities, so it’s best to take note. Avoid making quick decisions that are more about fear, guilt, or dread than common 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.