- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- A void Moon period begins today at 5:42 PM (until tomorrow).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 16th in the sign of Libra.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from October 13-November 3).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from September 9th to November 13th).
- 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:
AriesA Venus-Neptune opposition influencing the first half of the day can bring some level of exasperation or wonder to your life, dear Aries. Something could deflate you related to work, your dreaming world, or health. If a particular dream or project doesn’t seem as realizable as it did earlier, you could feel emotionally winded or drained. However, you’re likely to rebuild your inspiration based on more realistic goals. Decisions are best made when you know what’s truly viable, and it’s not an ideal time to make them just yet. Today’s transits remind you of the need for some extra magic or inspiration in your life. What you see now may not be the full story, and there’s no need to push to know everything just yet. Double-check facts and figures and avoid falling for things that seem to be too good to be true. As the day advances, energy levels improve, but you’re not yet ready to see things clearly. The tendency to go over the top is strong and can be an agitating factor, potentially ruining a good thing. Aim to keep things moderate now.
TaurusAmbiguities, particularly related to your romantic life, friends, creative projects, and dreams or visions, may require you to regroup today, dear Taurus. In the first half of the day, a Venus-Neptune opposition aspect might lead to up and down emotions as you’re not sure whether to believe in something or not. Uncertainty tends to drain you, and it’s best to wait and see. Consider that a bit of realism can get you into a better place emotionally. Letting go of an outdated dream may very well make room for a new, more meaningful goal. Aim for a freeing feeling of acceptance of things as they are. As the day advances, the tendency to excess, indulgence, or exaggeration is with us. A Mars-Jupiter square stirs your desires. If an opportunity comes your way, it may be best to take it at face value rather than push it too far. Take a deep breath, and wait until a better day to commit yourself to something big.
GeminiWith a Venus-Neptune opposition influencing the first half of the day, dear Gemini, social or romantic issues can feel bigger than life. This transit could certainly produce a spiritual opening, but it’s tricky, and you should probably wait things out before coming to definite conclusions. Confusion about long-term goals can interfere with productivity in the present. If it’s possible to take a healthy escape from responsibilities now, it may be worthwhile, but don’t borrow too much from your future in this regard. Grounding or physical activities can get you to a more stable place. Your judgment regarding intimacy and love, and possibly finances, can be off just for now. As the day advances, try to tame a tendency to want too much, but if dissatisfaction leads to new developments and improvements, or the courage to resolve a problem, then aim to ride on this energy.
CancerThere may be some confusion surrounding goals, instructions, and conversations in the first half of the day, dear Cancer. With a Venus-Neptune opposition, watch for things that are sugar-coated and aim to defer important decisions and conversations to a better time. Focusing can be difficult, whether distractions are external interruptions or internal feelings that are hard to make sense of for the time being. The more you talk about a particular plan or try to get an answer from someone, the more confused you become right now. It may be best to take a break just for now. The day does tend to stir up big feelings, but also some impatience as the day advances. You can be very sensitive to feeling confined or limited regarding a relationship, career, or reputation matter. Don’t be quick to judge today since there can be extenuating circumstances that will reveal themselves later. A truly good plan will still look good the next day!
LeoWishful thinking may steer you a little off course today, dear Leo, with Venus in opposition to Neptune. Because this aspect falls in your resources sectors, it’s best not to lend out money or valuables or make significant financial decisions for now. People might also drain you, whether materially or emotionally. Being firm yet sensitive is your best bet for nipping boundary problems in the bud. Still, it may be better to observe and resolve to act on things later since it can be hard to see a financial or relationship matter clearly today. Avoid putting your precious resources, including energy and spirit, into something before you can feel more fully on board. You may need to dream up new ways to meet your goals. Later today, impatience with routine matters can be a problem since your sights are set very high, so you might want to make small changes to dull and lifeless areas of your life. Tame the tendency to go over the top.
VirgoWith Venus opposite Neptune influencing the first half of today, dear Virgo, you may be swinging from seeing things as you wish them to be, to seeing them in a discouraging or unflattering light. It’s best to be moderate or cautious with money and people, as extremes are where you are more likely to go wrong at the moment. Aim for more peace of mind. The people in your life or a particular relationship can feel draining temporarily. In truth, you may need to go within to explore your feelings before you can know and then draw your boundaries. Take the time to understand yourself, and don’t confuse others’ needs as your own. As the day advances, tensions tend to stem from a desire to take on too much, too fast. Excess can be a problem in many areas of life right now, but especially romance and entertainment. However, keeping things on an even keel can work well for you.
LibraWith Venus opposite Neptune influencing the first half of the day, dear Libra, you could have difficulties coming to conclusions about your feelings or problems getting closure on a matter. Responses can be ambiguous, but it’s also possible that you’re giving them as well with this transit muddying the waters. Aim to dream, be inspired, and create, but be cautious when it comes to your practical affairs. It’s not easy to follow a routine or deal with routine matters temporarily. Distractions are likely, and disorganization can lead you to feel a little lost or behind. Aim to draw upon patience and let go of unhealthy expectations. As the day advances, life isn’t any less dramatic, although you’re gaining more motivation. The desire to grow and improve is a useful one, but if overdone, you might pass over the good things and forget to appreciate them.
ScorpioToday’s Venus-Neptune aspect can coincide with a realization that bumps someone or something off their pedestal, dear Scorpio. Problems related to boundaries with lovers, friends, or children can be an issue if you’ve been exceptionally accommodating and letting things slide to maintain good feelings or peace. It’s not easy to sort between fact and fiction, and the ups and downs of this process can be draining. The best way to deal with the trick mirrors of this aspect is to permit yourself to take a break from overthinking or overanalyzing situations. Even as the day advances, there is a dramatic tendency now. The Moon spends the day in your sign, expanding your emotions, and Mars heads toward a square with Jupiter. It’s best to avoid impulsive or excessive actions. You may feel that you can do more than is possible, but this can lead to getting in over your head.
SagittariusVenus opposing Neptune today can magnify some confusion about a particular plan, goal, or project, dear Sagittarius. It’s best to use this time as a prompt to reflect and consider whether your dreams and ideals need some updating. Uncertainty in your personal life may interfere with your enjoyment and performance elsewhere. You could be wrestling with expectations, or some things are up in the air. The truth of a matter can be elusive if wishful thinking dominates, and this is very likely with the tricky energies of the first half of the day. Disappointments experienced now may very well turn into opportunities to grow if they redirect you to healthier pursuits or more realizable goals. Take the time to understand your feelings on a matter before going all in. As today advances, however, there is a tendency to go overboard with a Mars-Jupiter square. Do your best to tame impulses to overshoot, promise too much, or defend something too vigorously.
CapricornToday’s Venus-Neptune opposition may manifest as a drain of energy if you’ve been wrestling with expectations, dear Capricorn. This issue is likely more about inspiration than it is about physical energy. If a dream seems less realizable, you may need time to regroup. There may be some confusing or mixed signals to decipher or the need to rethink some ideas or plans. It’s not the time to jump into something without first considering all the facts. Also today, retrograde Mars is heading toward a square aspect with Jupiter in your sign, and it’s best to resist putting pressure on yourself to do everything at once. Consider whether your impulses stem from a genuine need or that you may be expecting far too much of yourself in a short frame of time. With our perceptions skewed by wishful thinking, it’s not a good day to take a risk or gamble, but it’s just fine to stretch your mind.
AquariusA Venus-Neptune opposition this morning suggests the need to rethink some matters or take a break from overdoing, dear Aquarius. While it can sometimes mark a disappointment, it also encourages you to see matters a little differently. There can be some lack of clarity regarding a person, project, or relationship. Swinging from one extreme view of a situation to the other end is possible now, but it can also be your path to a middle ground. It’s best to observe rather than take action. If you’re not in touch with the cause of inner unrest, you may be pinning your hopes on something you don’t have, thinking it is the answer. As the day advances, your enthusiasm builds, but there is still a tendency to miss the mark as Mars and Jupiter head toward a square aspect. While your interests are many, your time is limited. Watch for putting so much pressure on yourself to get something done that you end up impatient and frustrated. It may be best to question whether you truly want or need something before making a purchase or commitment today.
PiscesA Venus-Neptune opposition influencing the first half of the day can play with your expectations, dear Pisces. It can also lead to people misunderstanding you. Or, you get the sense that you need to give up something pleasurable to gain in another area of life. It’s best not to make big decisions based on the feelings of the moment, as whims and perceptions today are misleading. Be as honest with yourself as possible, as this is the key to building faith in your instincts. Others may seem to be the answer to inner unrest, but in truth, happiness is something that you create. As the day advances, we head toward a Mars-Jupiter square, which is another influence that tends to skew perceptions. Watch for decisions that stem from restlessness rather than need. Impulsive and over-the-top energy aside, this can be a good time to stretch your mind and consider possibilities that you wouldn’t imagine on another day.
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.