- The Moon is in Virgo until 1:53 AM, after which the Moon is in Libra.
- The void Moon period continues until 1:53 AM (since yesterday at 6:46 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 9th, and the New Moon will occur in the sign of Libra tomorrow.
- Mercury is retrograde (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:
AriesYou’re at an important time for awakening to your needs, particularly in your relationships, dear Aries. While the extra attention you’ve given other people in your life is beneficial, overdoing it can lead you to overlook some of your own needs and desires. Worries about rules, achievements, performance benchmarks, or professional matters can dominate early today with a Sun-Pluto square. Your concerns are important to address, but consider that you may be stressing yourself out unnecessarily. If there are looming problems, aim to pour your energies into making improvements without pressuring yourself. Keep things moderate for the best results. Or, watch for a possible obsession with a problem or line of thought that stresses you out. Try your best to get over thought patterns that are too negative to do you any good. The Moon is Balsamic today, and it’s better to let go and loosen up than rev yourself up. You can experience intuitive flashes today that count for a lot, but the picture is incomplete and you should resist pressure to put everything together. Aim to let the pieces unfold naturally. The day favors putting matters to rest.
TaurusThe Sun’s square to Pluto this morning can increase tensions or worries, dear Taurus, which can disrupt your daily routines, work, or a general feeling of being on top of things. If problems are brewing related to workload or relationship dynamics, they may come to a head now. Avoid getting caught up in power plays, but consider that triggered spots can be revealing since they’re areas of your psyche that need extra attention. Take the pressure off, and consider that it’s all too easy to make mountains out of molehills with this transit. On this day before a New Moon, it’s natural to close projects and reflect rather than take action on new endeavors. Brand new projects and endeavors begun today are unlikely to last, so ease up and allow your intuition to kick in. If you find yourself in a negative space of regret, remind yourself to focus on the one thing you can control in life: your attitude.
GeminiEarly today, a Sun-Pluto square can find you feeling a little fearful or uncertain, dear Gemini. Your desire to go your way and do your own thing is compelling these days, but you could also fear leaving something alone and unsupervised. Try not to allow this inner tension to rule your behavior, and instead, aim to take a step back to get perspective. You might be thinking in extremes, undermining your judgment with relationships and money mostly. A bit of detachment can benefit you at times. With a New Moon occurring tomorrow, today favors winding down rather than winding up. You have the opportunity for an emotional recharge of sorts–it’s time to let go rather than build up. It would be most helpful to come to peace with yourself and recent events.
CancerWith the Sun square Pluto this morning, dear Cancer, you may experience tension if you or someone in your life is holding on too tightly to a belief or method. Whether you’re the one who is trying to control a situation or a partner is attempting to control you, the root problem is fear of change, so you may want to nip that in the bud. We may be thinking in extremes or listening too closely to our worries under the influence of this transit. Aim to protect your interests but take the pressure off to resolve your problems right away. A New Moon will occur tomorrow, and while it’s an intuitive time for putting outworn attitudes behind you, today’s not ideal for those initiatives that you want to last, grow, and prosper over time.
LeoThis morning’s Sun-Pluto challenge can ramp up tensions, dear Leo. This transit tends to magnify worries. It may be best to save topics that require gentleness for later. The trick now is to be moderate, since going overboard can lead to unnecessary pressure. Try not to push yourself too hard. If you’re overly attached to your routines, work, or health pursuits, you’re likely to recognize it as a problem today. Be sure to avoid making decisions based on mixed perceptions of the moment. Aim to work on those projects that are already in progress or take some downtime. With a New Moon occurring tomorrow, it’s best to wait to begin brand new endeavors. Things seem to wind down under a Balsamic Moon, so don’t strain yourself. Aim to let go of those things that weigh you down or hold you back.
VirgoThis morning’s Sun-Pluto aspect can find you on the defensive, dear Virgo, or it can magnify worries and fears temporarily. Fear may be behind pressures, stress, and actions. Attempts to over-control or micromanage people and things can be a warning sign that you’re overly attached. Easing this pressure, even a little, can be helpful. Even so, it’s a good time to identify your vulnerable areas and resolve to work on strengthening these areas. It’s best not to push yourself to solve long-standing problems all at once since it’s unrealistic. A step-by-step approach is best. Examine insecurities, as some self-understanding can put you in a stronger position. Tomorrow’s New Moon will motivate you to build and develop your new initiatives. Today, it’s best not to rush into anything. You’ll learn more if you relax and observe rather than push and prod.
LibraA Sun-Pluto square influencing the morning has a way of magnifying problems or worries, dear Libra. Avoid dwelling on matters that you can’t change or worrying excessively about issues that haven’t happened. Concerns about matters on the home front can undermine your confidence while the desire for independence and the escape of your responsibilities can be strong. This aspect can seem to “un-bury” old grievances. What surfaces now could help break you away from past negative patterns. Moderate actions are best in the meantime, especially as this is the day before a New Moon in your sign. Aim to rest, reflect, and prepare for busier days to come. Get in touch with your deeper needs and desires to be ready to pursue them later.
ScorpioWith the Sun and Pluto clashing early today, reading too much into others’ actions and words can stir up more friction than you need, dear Scorpio. If you fear the worst, you might be tempted to look for it so that it doesn’t take you off guard. Emotional satisfaction comes from truly connecting with others on a deep level, and defensiveness or suspicion is not going to get you any closer to others or yourself. As the day advances, aim to let things go for the time being. With a New Moon occurring in your soul sector tomorrow, it’s better to wind down since new initiatives begun today are unlikely to take seed. The Moon’s entrance into your privacy sector today also points you towards quieter activities and some level of anonymity.
SagittariusThis morning, the Sun and Pluto form a challenging aspect, stirring up worries, dear Sagittarius. Tame the inclination to dwell on the negative elements of your life unless you’re ready to do something about problem areas. You or someone close to you may feel a little threatened by potential changes, which can be a natural reaction, but talking things through can help settle your minds. With this transit, it’s best to ask ourselves whether we’re pushing for the truth or just power-tripping! Make plans to improve your life rather than dwell on past mistakes. Find ways to loosen up and relax, and if this means removing yourself from tense situations, do so if you can. A New Moon will occur tomorrow, making today better for winding down than gaining momentum. You might break from the past in some manner, helping you clear the path for the future. With the Balsamic Moon, what we let go of now has more chance of staying in our past. It’s not a good day for making new plans, as the information available to you now is incomplete.
CapricornWith the Sun-Pluto square early today, avoid allowing fears of not being “in the know” dictate your life, dear Capricorn. There can be frustration with people who seem to have an ulterior motive, but while you can’t control others, you can control where you put your energies. Aim to go forward with the resolve to manage your life more efficiently. Today, you might participate in activities that help you symbolically clear the slate or take time to catch your breath. With a New Moon occurring tomorrow, draw upon your intuition to visualize where you’d like to go in your career or with long-term goals. Your powers of influence are growing, making now a good time to reflect upon how you’d like to present yourself. Remind yourself that you have choices. There is likely to be some tension in the air as you become acutely aware of situations, things, or attitudes that you might need to leave behind you to take better charge of your life in the future. Doubts are possible today, but these can help you to identify weaker areas that can use a bit of strengthening.
AquariusWith the Sun and Pluto challenging one another early today, dear Aquarius, circumstances can reveal where you’ve been over-attached. Ideally, this transit clarifies what steps you can take to free yourself from fear in these areas of life. You may be experiencing difficulties related to keeping things to yourself, or differing belief systems can trigger buried frustration. Consider that micromanaging or obsessing over a problem is likely to be self-destructive right now. As well, watch for processing so much information that you suffer from sensory overload. Detach yourself enough to regain your composure. With a New Moon occurring tomorrow, it’s especially appropriate to wind down today. It’s not yet the time to take action or to begin anew.
PiscesThe illumination of a tricky subject or a buried frustration can emerge early today, dear Pisces, with the Sun square to Pluto. Although it can surface so that you might finally deal with it, you may be feeling a tad irritable. Sorting through the truths and deeper emotions that surface now can be helpful. Find ways to build your sense of self-worth, value, security, and comfort rather than dwell on what’s missing. We tend to overthink and jump to negative conclusions. With a New Moon tomorrow, it’s best to take things easy rather than wind yourself up. There can be some emotional agitation to deal with today, but all in all, it’s a time for slowing down, tying up loose ends, and building strength. If people or situations are touching your sore spots, take the opportunity to understand yourself.
* 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.
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