- The Moon is in Pisces.
- The void Moon begins today at 8:45 PM, and continues until tomorrow at 4:44 AM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 7:47 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- We’re in between the First Quarter Moon that occurred on the 23rd and the Full Moon that will occur on the 31st.
- 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.
- Mercury, still retrograde, enters Libra today (Mercury transits Libra from October 27-November 10).
- Venus enters Libra today (Venus transits Libra from October 27-November 21).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou can be especially motivated to keep the peace and promote harmony in your personal life and close relationships, dear Aries, and this theme will strengthen after today. Today, you may not find enough room to give everything and everyone their due attention. It may be best to cut yourself some slack and simplify. With the Moon in the privacy sector of your solar chart all day, it’s better to honor the need to keep some things to yourself. Retrograde Mercury retreats into your partnership sector, and a relationship or legal matter that was up in the air may emerge for handling in the coming week. It’s not the time to count on clear communications while Mercury continues to retrograde here until November 3rd. Delays may ultimately help you to understand your situation better, however. A little skepticism at the moment can’t hurt, as all is not as it seems.
TaurusShifts occurring today boost your interest in and attention to details, work, health, and problem-solving in the weeks ahead, dear Taurus. Small jobs and duties are in stronger focus. As much as you want to pay more attention to your social life or close relationships today, however, there can be some difficulty keeping yourself mentally focused. Retrograde Mercury retreats into your work and health sector. While Mercury will stay in this sector until November 10th, it’s retrograde there until November 3rd. It can be challenging to see or learn of all of the facts with work or health matters in the coming week. As a result, schedules can easily become mixed up, or projects you began last month need revision. There may be the need to review, redo, or double-check your work until the 3rd. Old problems at work can resurface, and projects that you thought were behind you may now need some reworking. However, you might see an issue from an entirely new angle, and this perspective benefits you. Delays now can give you the chance to reconsider things.
GeminiIn spots today, you may feel slightly off your game and not very understood, dear Gemini, with a couple of shifts happening now. The trick may be to pour energies into something productive, which can be therapeutic for your mood. While it can be difficult to integrate your needs for mental stimulation and more subdued and focused activities today, it’s far from impossible. Retrograde Mercury moves back into your sector of romance, creativity, and joy today. It will remain here until November 10th but will end its retrograde cycle sooner than that — on November 3rd. Communication is not likely to be straightforward in these life departments in the week ahead. However, you stand to learn much from viewing and approaching matters in a new way, perhaps redoing some things and getting it better this time around. You are thinking and expressing yourself in different ways, and you may be revisiting old conversations or decisions. Keep in mind that your communications may not always be received in the way you intend until the 3rd.
CancerYou may not find it easy to make a firm decision today, dear Cancer, because what you want to do seems to be at odds with what you think is best or most logical. You can feel a little torn between light and expressive needs and your drive to focus on one good thing at a time. You can very much benefit from a break to get your bearings now if it can be managed, and you’ll be happy you took it! Retrograde Mercury heads back into your home and family sector today, stimulating your desire to communicate with family members or organize your domestic life in the weeks ahead. Communication with family may not be as straightforward as you’d like while Mercury is retrograde until November 3rd. There can be some level of chaos or mechanical problems around the home that require your attention. Past issues can resurface for review, and you may be looking at a decision made several weeks ago in a new way. After the 3rd, matters unblock and clear up, and thoughts about or understanding of personal and domestic issues clarify. You get the opportunity to strengthen, redo, or rethink some matters, and it’s to your benefit, although often annoying.
LeoYou may need to work on keeping your wits about you and avoiding mental strain or stress today, dear Leo. Restlessness can develop if part of you feels you should be more involved than you are. Take steps to wind down so that you can enjoy mental tasks and exercises. Uncluttering your mind and conscience help you tackle your priorities and free your mind. Mercury is still retrograde and moves back into your communications sector today. Until November 3rd, communications are unlikely to be straightforward, and your best bet may be to take a break from your routine and do things just a little differently. Matters surrounding learning, transportation, and basic communications can involve some backtracking or delays. You might look back at old projects and find interesting information that helps you in the present. After the 3rd, things unblock, and information will feel complete. Mercury will continue to transit your solar third house until November 10th, and personal interests are especially rewarding.
VirgoThere may be some worry or overstimulation related to money, possessions, and resources today, dear Virgo. Watch for overthinking things. Consider that there can be some distractions to manage, and in truth, you can’t expect to be producing at every moment of the day. You’d do yourself the biggest favor by pacing yourself. Mercury, still retrograde, heads back into your finance sector today, where it will stay until November 10th, although it will only be retrograde for another week (until November 3rd). It’s time to review financial matters. It’s less than ideal for entirely new or large purchases since you don’t have all the information you need to make the best choices. You may be dealing with lost or misplaced possessions, facing delays, or reconsidering a purchase or business decision during this cycle. You’ll be looking at things from a new or different perspective, and this can lead to new conclusions. From the 3rd forward, clarity comes, and blanks fill in, slowly but surely. Delays faced before then can give you the chance to reconsider your approach.
LibraProblem areas related to overdoing can be in focus today, dear Libra, but you appreciate that people are putting in an effort to cooperate. Narrowing your focus may get you into a better mood, as too many options can feel overwhelming right now. Today holds the potential for improving your understanding of a complex relationship or your complicated feelings. Mercury moves back into your sign today, where it will spend the rest of its retrograde (to November 3rd) and then some (to November 10th). While it’s still retrograde, some personal plans may stall or regress. It’s time to review rather than draw important conclusions or finalize agreements. It might take you a little longer to come to decisions. Allow yourself room to think and decide rather than pressure yourself to draw quick conclusions. Venus moving into your sign for a few weeks will help smooth things over.
ScorpioFocusing on solvable problems and tuning out the rest can be therapeutic, dear Scorpio. Take advantage of any opportunity to detox and think without overthinking. In your communications, watch that you’re not focusing too much on problem areas, which can disrupt the natural flow. Retrograde Mercury moves out of your sign and back into your privacy sector today, and you can be a little more mysterious or perhaps misunderstood until November 3rd. Decision-making is not very straightforward as you consider different possibilities or wait for more information. In some manner, you may feel in limbo in the week ahead. Your mind can frequently turn back to the same problem. Now is the time to approach your feelings from an entirely new angle instead of sweeping things under the carpet. It may not be until after November 10th when Mercury moves back into your sign that you feel equipped to make a big decision, but more clarity is likely from November 3rd forward.
SagittariusYou may be too close to a problem to see it clearly, dear Sagittarius, and you may very well discover that the only way to resolve it is to pull back from it to gain perspective. The Moon in your home and family sector all day indicates the need to keep things simple. Taking it easy makes sense, and as you do, you can muse about possible next steps and actions. Retrograde Mercury moves back into your friends and dreams sector today, emphasizing your communications with associates, groups, and friends in the weeks ahead. It’s also a time to hatch ideas for your future happiness, but you may be dealing with missing information or fuzzy thinking in the coming week while Mercury remains retrograde. In fact, you may be waiting for word on a matter. Returning to past issues with a friend or focusing on a past friendship can figure strongly. Nevertheless, it’s time for a new way of tackling the same old problem if it just keeps cropping up. Some of the seeds you recently planted concerning long-term goals are likely to need review or revision. While it can be rather annoying, it will likely serve you better since you get a second chance to get things right.
CapricornWatch today for a situation of having too many balls up in the air, dear Capricorn, or perhaps too much information. Choices are nice, but too many of them can feel overwhelming today. Circumstances may be such that you have more decision-making responsibility, but your attention is divided. Your thoughts take you to other places, making it a little difficult to enjoy the present. Retrograde Mercury moves back into your public and professional sector today, and until November 3rd, watch that you don’t unwittingly misrepresent yourself with what or how you communicate. Double-check your facts before jumping to conclusions. It’s a good time for review but not the best period for clear-cut answers. It may be time to reconsider a few things. Nevertheless, it’s a good time for business ideas that are a little outside the box but workable. If there are delays, you get the chance to see a matter in a different light. After November 3rd, you’ll feel better equipped with the information you need to move things forward. Mercury will then retrace its steps, and you’ll feel far more equipped to make decisions.
AquariusLife may feel a little chaotic if you’re not focusing on priorities today, dear Aquarius, and it’s easy to feel distracted. Shifts occurring today put more emphasis on personal enjoyment, learning, and sharing in the weeks ahead. Mercury remains retrograde until November 3rd and re-enters your spirit sector. You’re likely to be going over recent plans involving publishing and learning or revisiting old decisions as new information emerges. You might resolve to check your facts before expressing your opinions too quickly, as the information you receive may not be complete. Review and reconsider matters for best results. Today, be sure that you are very clear in your communications, leaving very little up to the imagination. However, if you can, reserve judgment for a better, clearer time.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Pisces, and there is more emotional color in your life. There is some inclination to over-analyze or read between the lines to your detriment today, but for the most part, you’re in a good cycle for gathering information. You’ve been seeking balance and equality, but another part of you is more concerned with how deep a connection is than the surface dynamics of your relationships. Events today may highlight this, and you may feel that you’re of two minds about a matter as a result. Retrograde Mercury moves back into your intimacy sector today. While Mercury is still retrograde until November 3rd, you’re likely to go over financials or intimate conversations that you once thought were behind you. Aim to look at problems, particularly those revolving around shared finances, debts, and balance of power in a relationship, from a new angle or perspective. If they’re re-emerging, then you need to put them to rest in a new or different way. It may be best to focus less on the details or facts and more on the bigger picture–what it all means. You’ll be in a better place to make final agreements or make refinements to the details after the 3rd.
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.