- The Moon is in Gemini.
- A void Moon occurs today from 9:56 PM forward (until tomorrow at 11:45 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- We’re in between the Full Moon in Aries that occurred on the 1st and the Last Quarter Moon that will occur on the 9th.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from September 9th to November 13th).
- Mercury is not yet retrograde but is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will turn retrograde on October 13th).
- Current retrogrades: Mars Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesTo be versatile is to be at your best today, dear Aries. People may be communicating but not necessarily listening, or they can be too quick to interrupt you. Entertaining unusual ideas and thinking outside the box work best, but hunches may not lead you in the right direction, so take your time with new thoughts and observations. Conversations or news today can pull up tricky areas involving sharing, such as with money or responsibilities, and it may not be easy to relax. Avoid impatiently handling matters, as mistakes are easier to make this way. Oversee your money – this is not the time to be rash. With Uranus heavy and challenging, it’s best not to give in to urges to rebel or jump ship. Aim to deal with interrupted plans, conflicts, or opposition to ideas with some detachment. Today’s energies are good for getting many different things done, but not necessarily for concentrated efforts. Open your mind to new ways of looking at things, and entertain a variety of perspectives. A bit of healthy competition might motivate you now, and engaging activities are a big draw.
TaurusAim to be versatile today, dear Taurus, since distractions are plenty and changes of plans are likely. Look for important signposts for your plans. The ideas you generate can be exciting and brilliant, but there can be problems relaying your message, or you seem to stir up some opposition with what you communicate. There can be clashes with others on views and opinions. Your responses to the opposition may surprise you and jumpstart your thinking. Or, news arrives that changes your perspective. Aim to learn from your interactions, even if they are frustrating! Through a bit of tension, you may come out ahead–more decided and perhaps even enlightened. Still, someone might be picking fights out of restlessness, and it’s wise to pass on this kind of situation. The Moon’s stay in your solar second house can find you seeking more stability, and it can also help you keep your cool on a day when influences can leave many a bit frazzled.
GeminiEmotions are heightened and powerful today, dear Gemini, but easy to manage. Even so, there can be some tendency to waste time, stress out, or procrastinate. Thinking outside the box is in favor, but we tend to go too far with it today as Mercury opposes Uranus. Mental disconnects are likely. It’s not a day when you can expect the usual routine and everything to go as planned. News may arrive that changes your perspective on things, and it can be surprising. Or, there is a surprise element to the day, in general. It may be best to steer clear of touchy subjects and topics of conversation–it’s a better time to communicate about technical matters than it is to talk about sensitive matters, as you tend to be rather terse. You may indeed be thinking in unique and perhaps inspired ways, but distractions are likely, so take notes rather than lock things down. Watch for absent-mindedness in some areas, and mental overdrive in others! New ideas and discoveries are likely on a personal or emotional level.
CancerWith today’s Moon transit, it’s a good idea to take things easy and avoid jumping into something new, dear Cancer. Even so, impulsive energy is with you as Mercury opposes Uranus. Ideally, if there is a change of plans now, it leads you on a pleasant detour. Nevertheless, communication may be a little abrupt, and tension can lead to errors. Impatience might trip you up, but with some effort, you may be able to tame this tendency. People seem to challenge ideas more than open their minds to them today. You may want to choose another day to state your case. Both minds and plans can be scattered, making it difficult to follow or concentrate and focus on a mental level. Watch for poorly thought-out observations or too-quick communications. You can certainly learn from differences. You might get a stronger sense of your own opinion through your interactions. You can have a strong desire to withdraw into yourself and center yourself or digest recent events and reactions.
LeoGood social vibes are coming your way today, dear Leo. Enjoying yourself comes a little more easily. Nevertheless, concentrating can be challenging, and getting a message across is a lesson in frustration. Mercury opposes Uranus today, and there can be more distractions than usual, or you are more sensitive to the usual ones. Watch for impatience or too-quick decisions. Pushing a new idea may not have desirable results. You may need a change of mental scenery, which can help refresh you. Controversy can lead to a bit of stress, or you might vacillate between options, and what looks exciting now could be seen in an entirely different light at a later date. Restlessness might lead you in the wrong direction, so try your best to muster up patience. Consider that changes in plans or opposition might lead to something better, helping to clarify your views on a matter. Different perspectives can be frustrating or surprising, but they can also be useful learning experiences.
VirgoYou may be putting in some extra effort with your work today, dear Virgo, and it feels good to accomplish something. There can be some feelings of being under watch or some guardedness, but this can help motivate you to do your best. Nevertheless, a situation may hijack your attention as Mercury opposes Uranus, bringing a strong surprise element to the day. Pressures on you may be stronger than usual, and communications may be terse, abrupt, or catch you off guard. Information coming in might have you questioning a matter, something communicated has you feeling off your game, or news coming in can completely change your perspective. There can be disruptions to your schedule. While frustrating, events today can change your mind in meaningful or valuable ways. You might arrive at a better understanding of a situation or your own mind.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your spirit sector, dear Libra, helping you rise above the little problems. A Mercury-Uranus aspect active today suggests there may be more of these issues than usual! Decisions and choices can be a little rushed, or you may feel pushed and prodded. A chaotic schedule can lead to very little time or patience to sort things out. With money and valuables, avoid a slapdash approach, as there can be a tendency to miss important details. There could be some worry about sources of income, and if your mind is disorganized, these concerns can take on too much power. Aim to concentrate on the steps you need to take to make you feel more secure. While tensions are likely, you may come to a whole new perspective on a business or money matter through your thoughts or communications now. There can be friction and conflict involved, but your next step is clearer if you can keep a cool head. You need to make some room for refreshing activities and natural discoveries.
ScorpioYou’re in touch with your desire to produce and organize today, dear Scorpio, and you’re likely to gravitate towards activities that improve your life in small ways. You’re particularly resourceful right now. Still, Mercury, currently transiting your sign, opposes Uranus today, and you may not be seeing eye to eye with others, or you might face some opposition to your commentary or plans. If people are unreliable right now, focus on yourself for now. This way, you won’t feel at someone’s mercy, leaving yourself open to more frustration than necessary. It may be that an unexpected issue hijacks your day, and it can be difficult to accomplish much else. Whatever confrontations that might occur can bring you to a greater understanding of where you stand and what you truly want. You might ultimately feel closer to someone with honesty and respect in the picture. Consider that some opposition or challenge could help clarify your ideas or a matter in your relationship. Today’s energies can challenge you to confront and manage emerging issues that have been buried, swept under the carpet, or otherwise hidden.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, dear Sagittarius, and you’re more inclined to take others’ opinions to heart. As such, it may be a good idea to surround yourself with the right people! Or, you may choose to tune out the things that are dragging you down, at least temporarily so that you can catch your breath. Some lack of organization can get in the way of your pursuits as Mercury opposes Uranus, and you may need to adjust to interruptions and distractions. It’s not easy to see eye to eye with others, or communication can be a little self-centered and not very sensitive. It’s not easy to stay on top of your routines or work. Aim to learn from any confrontations that arise now, if they do. If the tension is internalized, aim to take steps to get a little more order into your life when you have the time.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your solar sixth house, and putting in the effort towards something productive can be most satisfying, dear Capricorn. Fortunately, the Moon connects with Mars, helping with the motivation factor. However, a Mercury-Uranus opposition tends to distract you. Disorganization can lead to missed opportunities, but conflicts or news occurring now can help you see things from a new perspective. Getting lost in details is not going to do you much good right now, and harping on specific words said can only lead to overanalysis and frustration. If you free your mind, you can get to some fascinating, although perhaps off-the-wall insights. Opposing ideas can be in stronger focus than usual, but unusual and exciting insights can emerge from communications, news, or further thinking. Tension is likely, so aim to take steps to ground yourself and reduce stress if it’s not helping you or spurring you on in positive ways. Expect interruptions to plans and schedules or a social disagreement.
AquariusToday’s energies can open your eyes to a matter, dear Aquarius, although there can be some tension to navigate. There can be much to learn from your interactions. Mental disconnects or contrariness are likely. A blunt approach can sting but holding back may be interpreted as indifference. Differences in attitudes or opinions are not always signs of a deeper problem, which may not be easy to see today. There are times when clashes lead to important realizations, and this may be one of those times! If you take a step back and observe what results from a stand-off, you might arrive at an exciting conclusion. Plans may be a little premature, so avoid putting them into action just yet. Today’s Mercury-Uranus influence can mean dealing with contrary people or upset schedules, but you may learn more about your own ideas, position, and relationships through opposition. A change of plans may end up working in your favor or can lead to a pleasant detour. Also today, you might find yourself drawn to activities that entertain and offer you a fun and healthy challenge.
PiscesSome mental tension or opposition can figure strongly today, dear Pisces. It can be a challenge to say the right thing at the right time with Mercury opposite Uranus. Plans may seem just fine, but something is missing or a wildcard to deal with today. Conflict can certainly stir up greater understanding, ultimately, and can help you get in touch with what you truly believe and desire. People around you can be temperamental, or they’re quick to contradict you, and you prefer a more sensitive approach. It’s wise to be protective of information or feelings just for now due to today’s impulsive energies. If people aren’t catching on to your point of view, it’s best not to take it to heart. The focus should be on letting go and releasing rather than building up more frustrations and resentments. You may need to wait things out before investing too much time, energy, or money in them. Also today, you have a greater need for security and familiarity. You might enjoy working on a practical or money-making pursuit.
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.