- The Moon is in Capricorn until 8:16 AM, after which the Moon is in Aquarius.
- A void Moon period occurs from 12:34 AM to 8:16 AM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 9:22 AM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 9:22 AM.
- 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.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Scorpio (the Sun transits Scorpio from October 22nd to November 21st).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesA good part of you would prefer to remain detached today with the Moon’s move into your solar eleventh house, dear Aries. You have a stronger need to feel connected to others, a dream, a sense of purpose, or a cause. You are more aware of the things that you can bring to the world. Still, you may have difficulty getting your head and heart to agree with the Moon clashing with both the Sun and retrograde Mercury, but you can do some detoxing if you aim to take decision-making slowly but surely. Later today, this comes more naturally. It’s effortless to showcase your natural skills, creativity, intelligence, and talents, without necessarily trying to do so. Getting yourself into better order is enjoyable.
TaurusThe Moon moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Taurus, and your goals, responsibilities, and performance assume more importance to you. Aim to slow down decision-making or speaking up about a matter–patience is needed. Even so, any unrest stirred up today can be motivating to make improvements, but the process takes time. Try not to succumb to pressure to put something behind you before you’re ready to do so. With more emotional investment in your accomplishments, performance, or reputation today, you may end up doing well or pushing too hard. Aim for moderation for best results. Fortunately, as the day advances, a Venus-Saturn influence comes into play, and pacing yourself comes more naturally. You’re in great shape for making adjustments and refinements that benefit you in the long term.
GeminiWith the Moon’s move into your solar ninth house for a couple of days, dear Gemini, you seem to need a healthy escape from ordinary, dull, or routine elements of your life. You seek some inspiration, but the Moon’s square to the Sun and retrograde Mercury today suggests it’s not always easy to free yourself or your mind. There can be a problem to solve or a lot to mull over, which prevents you from wholeheartedly giving yourself to an activity. Try to divide your time and satisfy both your urge to explore and attend to practical matters today. Later today and into tomorrow, focus on endeavors that require concentration or more meticulous attention. Practical advice or news can be forthcoming, and you tend to enjoy a steadier pace and focus.
CancerThe Moon heads into your solar eighth house of sharing for a couple of days, dear Cancer, and you seek a special connection with a person or project. Introspection serves you well now, although there can be some tendency to overthink in spots today. Ultimately, you’ll be arriving at a better understanding of your needs, fears, and feelings. Conversations about money or ownership can be tense or loaded, and decision-making may feel pressured. Watch for hasty or premature decisions about a relationship if you’ve left something unresolved. They’re unlikely to be necessary and may very well be regrettable later on. You’re likely to get vastly different messages from your heart and your mind, making it wise to wait and see. Later today, you’re in fine shape for research and progress in your work, as well as solid and mature relating.
LeoToday’s energies tend to demand some refinements or adjustments from you, dear Leo. You could feel a bit demotivated if you can’t see eye to eye with someone on a matter that is close to your heart. Consider that whether you agree with someone’s feedback or not, it can benefit you by jumpstarting your own thinking one way or another. You seek more balance and harmony now, but it’s best not to do so indiscriminately. A bit of conflict can sometimes get you to a happier state of peace, and this may be the case today with the Moon’s move into your solar seventh house. You might find yourself making accommodations or compromises more than you usually would. Later today, a smooth, steady pace is most attractive. There is maturity in the advice you receive or give.
VirgoYou are in an especially practical frame of mind today and tomorrow, dear Virgo, and you’re thinking in terms of what is truly best for you and others. You’re paying more attention than usual to your work and routines. News can be somewhat disappointing but ultimately motivating. Pressures to make quick decisions are probably unfounded, and if you haven’t done the research, it may be best to wait it out. It’s best not to get too worked up about differences of opinion or missed directions. You can experience a strong desire to put everything into order, and while this can be the source of some tension, if you focus on one thing at a time and lessen the pressure, you can be quite productive. Later today, there is a stronger sense of peace and calm, making it easier to see the value of patience.
LibraYou gravitate toward leisure activities or channels for self-expression today, dear Libra, with the Moon’s move into your solar fifth house. Still, it may not be entirely straightforward to make clear decisions with the Moon forming a square to the Sun and retrograde Mercury. While part of you wants to keep things light, another part can’t seem to ignore or escape problems and worries. Consider that you may be ruled more by emotions than logic on this just for now. You could become frustrated with mechanical things or communications, but your patience improves as the day moves forward. Your approach is calmer and more productive. You can be quite motivated, in fact, to improve your personal or home life.
ScorpioThe appeal of safety and comfort is stronger than usual with the Moon’s move into your solar fourth house for a couple of days, dear Scorpio. You gravitate toward simple, familiar activities. Even so, there can be some pressure to make quick decisions or to speak up about a matter when most signs indicate it’s likely premature to draw a conclusion. The Sun and retrograde Mercury in your sign clash with the Moon in your home and family sector, and it may be best to watch what you say, as you can unwittingly misrepresent yourself or communicate something that others take too personally. This is a temporary issue. As the day advances, pressure tends to subside and your patience improves, steadying your pace to your advantage.
SagittariusWith the Moon’s move into your solar third house of communications today, dear Sagittarius, keeping busy and mentally stimulated tends to satisfy most. Variety, small changes, and movement are appealing. Still, with the Moon square the Sun and then retrograde Mercury, watch for taking on too much or for information overload, which can play with your nerves and lead to poor decisions. You can have a lot on your mind, whether it’s about pending decisions, food for thought, or a tendency to dwell on an unresolved matter. You’re considering various ideas and approaches, and it’s not an ideal time for important decision-making. As the day moves forward, you are increasingly more focused. It may not be the most creative of times, but it’s likely to be strong for getting some important tasks and responsibilities done and behind you.
CapricornWith the Moon’s move into your solar second house for a couple of days, dear Capricorn, your needs and wants become a stronger focus. This transit encourages you to enjoy or build upon what you already have rather than pushing new ideas or projects. While you prefer to stick with familiar, comfortable activities, people, and situations today, another part of you is easily distracted. You can be feeling a little torn with your instincts telling you something and people telling you a different story. Aim to think about what you want to accomplish down the road while avoiding pushing something too fast, as it may be premature. Remind yourself that you have time to sort out any problems or needs that currently feel unmet. Later today, you’re better able to put faith in your gut feelings, making decision-making that much more straightforward.
AquariusThe Moon heads into your sign for a couple of days, dear Aquarius, and your emotional needs come into stronger focus. Although these needs seem urgent, it’s better to spend some time with them and get to know yourself better in the process. You could feel quite pressured with the Moon’s square to the Sun and retrograde Mercury, but it’s best to draw on patience, which is admittedly easier to muster up later today. Aim to focus and handle one thing at a time rather than scatter your energies. Pacing yourself comes more naturally as the day advances. Good energy is with you for meeting responsibilities, and motivation improves for getting important things done.
PiscesToday’s energies most favor low-profile activities, dear Pisces. The Moon moves into the sign just behind yours for a couple of days, pointing to the need for rest, relaxation, and reflection. Tuning out distractions may be challenging but worth the effort. When you emerge from your quiet interlude, you’ll be in a better position to understand your needs. You might want to stay connected with others today, but it’s best to do it on your own terms, if possible, as you need a break from demands. There can be special attention to the past and what you may have left unfinished or unresolved. Thoughts and interactions can be a little heavier or error-prone than usual. Try not to push too hard, and avoid hasty decisions. Later today, you can experience an increased ability to focus.
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.