- The Moon is in Scorpio until 12:42 AM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The void Moon phase continues until 12:42 AM today (since yesterday at 5:42 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 8:28 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- We’re in between the New Moon that occurred on the 16th in the sign of Libra and the First Quarter Moon, which will happen on October 23rd.
- 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:
AriesThere can be much to enjoy with your work, chores, or a special project now, dear Aries. You’re enjoying a little more optimism about your career or overall life direction or positive feedback. You’re inclined to want to take action on a matter rather than hold onto it, which can mean talking through a problem or releasing pent-up worries or frustrations. Meaningful work is a real possibility now. Even so, it may not always be easy to feel in sync, both on the inside as your desires seem to conflict with one another, and externally with others. This makes it hard to make satisfying decisions or plans without some feeling that you may be missing out elsewhere. Entertaining unusual ideas and thinking outside the box work, but hunches may not lead you in the right direction, so take your time with new thoughts and observations.
TaurusYou’re inclined to enjoy expressing yourself and standing out for what you do these days, dear Taurus. Your personal appeal is very strong today, although a direct route to your desires may not be available for the time being. Your feelings for someone can expand, and others seem more interested in you. You might enjoy a different or new line of thinking or interest. Still, it can be hard to thoroughly get behind your decisions today, as choosing one path may have you fearing missing out elsewhere. Inner conflicts can stimulate restlessness, or you may feel out of sync with others on critical issues. A sense that you might stir the pot too much if you ask for something directly is with you, and yet you still want to fill your desires. Commitments and conclusions should wait for another time, if possible. The Moon moves into your solar eighth house for a couple of days, and digging deep into something can be satisfying. Later today, aim to learn from your interactions, even if they are frustrating. Your responses to others can surprise you and jumpstart your own thinking.
GeminiYou could enjoy breaking through walls or taboos, dear Gemini, or exploring a topic more thoroughly today. Releasing or sharing a burden can be rewarding. You feel good putting your time and energy into the things and places you love. You’re ready to take steps to improve a situation. You might feel inspired by your deeper connections with a person or project, private matters, family connections, and realizations or discoveries about psychological issues. Your personal appeal is strong, but your desires are also insistent. Avoid giving in to sudden impulses, but do treat yourself to some form of light indulgence or extravagance that you won’t later regret. The Moon enters your partnership sector today, bringing out your need to be with others or for more social stimulation. Later today, look for different ways to approach an old problem. There can be a few surprises that have you breaking your usual routines. A surprise element from your past might figure strongly.
CancerYou’re in good shape for learning more about someone special in your life, dear Cancer, or for enjoying and appreciating a connection. You might discover different and possibly more satisfying ways to express yourself, perhaps through some conflict or mishap. You want to grow a project, personal writings, or a connection. You’re seeking ways to improve and expand your options. Still, it may be best to avoid overly impulsive moves right now, while a small indulgence can be just fine. People are drawn to you today — you have a little extra oomph–although timing can be just a little off or you’re dealing with some inconveniences. Watch for desires that seem to come on too quickly, as they may not reflect what you truly want. The Moon enters your work and service sector today, stimulating an emotional need to contribute and produce. Work and health can be in stronger focus today and tomorrow.
LeoLearning a skill or sharing a chore can be in focus and a happy diversion today, dear Leo. A new method of getting things done can be useful, and you’re motivated to make your daily life better. This can also be a time for seeing a previously frustrating situation in a better light. Someone might pitch in or help you out with a practical matter, or this can be a time of a boost in money or resources. While this is a generally good time for enjoying some comfort and possibly an indulgence, there can be some tendency to overdo a good thing. If you can see when to draw a line, you’re in better shape. Ideas are big, although perhaps a little too much so. You may have a hard time choosing between trying something different or doing what makes the most practical sense. Even if you feel as if you’re winding up with nowhere to go, you’re probably better off biding your time. With the Moon’s move into your solar fifth house for a couple of days, you’re moving out of a domestic or withdrawn frame of mind and now itching to do something creative or share your ideas and feelings with others.
VirgoToday’s energies are complicated but creative, dear Virgo. Your personal appeal is strong–attention turns to your gracious and attractive qualities. You’re expressing yourself playfully. Finding a new passion, interest, hobby, or love may be in focus. Others may especially enjoy being around you, although there could be some off timing. A good part of you wants to languish, indulge, and pamper yourself, but there can be plenty of distractions and a part of you that’s seeking a little more. You might feel that others are pushing you or demanding too much from you. Slight tweaks and adjustments may be necessary if you’re looking to get something you want. Past mistakes are unlikely to repeat if you allow yourself to truly see and learn from them. The Moon moves into your home and family sector for a couple of days, and this brings out the desire to surround yourself with familiar people and stick with what you know just for the time being. Attention to personal matters is most appropriate today and tomorrow. Later today, you may feel that others are misunderstanding you or challenging your viewpoint. Even though it can be frustrating, you might arrive at a better understanding of your own mind.
LibraThe Moon is stimulating your curiosity and desire for movement, learning, and connecting, dear Libra. Bringing an open mind and heart to your close personal relationships can have its rewards today, even though there can be some misunderstandings. You may be learning more about yourself, your heart, and the people closest to you. Good work prospects are possible, and coming to someone’s aid can be rewarding. There can be some feeling of being out of sync, and it can be hard to go after what you want either because you’re not sure about your desires or because circumstances seem to prevent a clear-cut and direct path to your goals. Old issues that you thought you had buried might emerge and occupy your mind. However, with openness, this can be an excellent time for discovering your true feelings. Watch for an impatient approach to money and valuables.
ScorpioThe Moon leaves your sign and will spend a couple of days in your values sector, dear Scorpio, prompting a stronger need to take care of what you have and own. You can enjoy good conversations, or you might hear something that truly benefits you today. You’re regaining your motivation and optimism, although perhaps a little too quickly. You might brainstorm, collaborate, or share ideas and plans, perhaps making them better or simply enjoying the process. You could discover ways to spiff up something from your past, and this can be a project or even a friendship. Even so, try to avoid either pulling out or overdoing, as neither extreme will get you closer to what you want. While situations today could remind you, on some level, of past upsets or hurts, they also have something to teach you, as the past doesn’t always have to repeat itself. Consider that wants and desires may be a bit out of whack. A significant person in your life may not see things the same way you do. However, consider that some opposition or challenge could help clarify your own ideas or a matter in your relationship.
SagittariusThe Moon moves into your sign for a couple of days, dear Sagittarius, and there can be more emotional clarity as well as urgency. Your needs can feel pressing. Something can clear in your path today, particularly related to work or money. Or, a better understanding of a situation can help you move on and boost your confidence. Improvement and moving on are in focus! Still, people in your life require a little more care and sensitivity today, and there can be moments when you also feel a bit triggered. Things may not go as planned, and you might have some trouble getting others on board or understanding your point of view and plans. Going your own way may not feel completely comfortable. Avoid impulsive moves on the career front today, but watch for interesting and seemingly coincidental events now.
CapricornThe Moon enters your privacy zone, dear Capricorn, stirring the need for emotional renewal, rest, reflection, and healing today and tomorrow. If you’re feeling some urge to withdraw or get some extra personal space, then you’re very much in tune with the lunar cycle. Still, your curiosity can lead you into more complicated situations today. Sharing ideas and experiences with others can be fulfilling. There can be a strong desire to get on with things but an equally compelling need to stick to what you know. Listen to your instincts, but perhaps wait to act upon them if any part of you is hesitant. Later today, communications can be a little self-centered and not necessarily sensitive. General disarray or a tendency to be easily distracted can get in the way of your pursuits, and there can be some need to adjust to interruptions. New views of a situation may result, and they can be quite helpful.
AquariusThe Moon heads into your solar eleventh house for a couple of days, dear Aquarius, de-emphasizing performance and upping your interest in decompressing or socializing. A pleasant surprise or coincidence may be part of your day, bringing a little extra fun and joy to your world. Letting go of the negative energy of mistrust can be therapeutic. Extending help or support may be in focus, and it’s rewarding. However, people are more sensitive or easily distracted today, and maybe it’s better to avoid drama, which can very quickly escalate today. It may be best to take more time to understand what it is you truly want. Rhythms in relationships can be off temporarily, but don’t let this define your next move. Later today, you stand to learn more about your ideas, position, and relationships through a change of plans or differences in opinion.
PiscesConnecting can be rewarding, although a bit complicated today, dear Pisces. You might look to a past dream, goal, or plan and consider whether it may benefit from a revival. Collaborating or partnering up can be very productive. Making sense of a tricky situation can help you move on. You want to grow and improve, particularly in or through your relationships. Others seem more willing to put their faith in you, motivating you to step up your game even further. However, you aren’t necessarily in full agreement today as Mercury opposes Uranus. You are attracted to others who have an interesting perspective to offer you, but a bit of conflict may ensue before you get there. It will be important, although somewhat challenging, to pace yourself today. If you end up stirring up some opposition today, it can just as well be a valuable learning experience.
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.