- The Moon is in Gemini until 11:45 AM, after which it’s in Cancer.
- The void Moon continues until 11:45 AM today (since yesterday at 9:56 PM).
- 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 tomorrow.
- 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:
AriesThe Moon continues its transit of your communications sector, dear Aries, and you’re busier than usual with connecting, thinking, and talking. Intellectualizing issues may be your way of avoiding an issue, so do watch for that. However, the Moon moves into the sign of Cancer and your solar fourth house, and you begin to crave more peace or calm. Some minor challenging Venus transits are tricky, and a Mars-Pluto square is imminent, suggesting there are issues for you to work through or unpack. You’re more aware of problems or feeling overwhelmed. Differences in values with someone close to you can be in the spotlight. Remember that minor issues can be the trigger, but major issues may be at the root. Consciously try to slow down and tame your desires, which can seem very immediate and urgent now, but may not hold much weight later.
TaurusVenus in your sector of joy these days is a booster transit, dear Taurus. Right now, Venus forms several minor but challenging aspects, and your pursuits might interfere with other life departments. It may be that your desire for appreciation and admiration is so strong that it leaves you vulnerable to manipulation today. Watch for repeating old patterns in relationships. Exchanges can be fraught with tension or subtext. Insecurities may deter you from enjoying yourself or expressing yourself naturally. You may be facing some childishness in others or impatience in yourself. A better bet for the day is to maintain some detachment on an emotional level. Try not to stir up trouble over tiny matters. However, pay attention to areas that are easy to trigger. Tomorrow’s Mars-Pluto transit can stir up old problems or unfinished business, and it makes sense to work through it.
GeminiThe Moon continues to transit your sign, dear Gemini, and you see the world through a more emotional lens than usual. However, the Moon heads into your solar second house for a couple of days, and you seek more calm moments, but today’s Venus transits active now can stir up tensions regardless. Relationships can run hot and cold–there’s little that’s predictable about your interactions and feelings right now. Stubbornness is an inclination, but if you can steer away from it, you’ll be in better shape. Some hypersensitivity to your environment is likely. To compound matters, you may have a hard time letting go of a dilemma or concern. In truth, you’re returning to old problems for a reason–unfinished business has a way of sticking around and disrupting your life at unexpected moments. If something or someone is irritating you more than normal, it may be one of those times.
CancerYou can do some significant inner work with the Moon continuing to transit the sign behind yours, dear Cancer. However, the Moon enters your sign today, and you crave feelings of being connected to the world around you. Transits today leave you feeling a bit unsettled. You’d be wise to be wary of indulgences or activities that compromise your values. It’s all too easy to misrepresent yourself or react to something that you might ignore another day. While indecision can be uncomfortable, it’s probably better than making poor decisions. Don’t push if you don’t have to today, as timing can be a little off and tension can be sparked easily in your relationships. This is because people are focusing too much on what they want and neglecting to see the other side. Be patient, but don’t get pulled into game playing that might sap you of energy that you can better use elsewhere.
LeoDisagreements can happen more easily today and early tomorrow, dear Leo, with tricky aspects involving Venus today and a Mars-Pluto square tomorrow. Issues right now may not be explicit or overt! There is a tendency to keep things to yourself or to gloss over problem areas, but tensions emerge regardless. Temporarily, it may not be easy to see your desires clearly as you may be fixating on what you don’t have or short-term goals that are not particularly satisfying. Venus is currently transiting your sector of money and values–a generally good omen for the material side of things. However, money worries are possible and may be useful if they prompt you to make adjustments. Instead, you might wrestle with whether to stick with tradition and familiar situations or to branch out. If a disagreement about a particular belief leaves you more than just mildly frustrated, consider whether it’s triggering something deeper. Working on the source of problems can be complicated now, but ultimately rewarding. Be patient.
VirgoYou may not be seeing eye to eye with someone today, dear Virgo, and there can be issues to work through now. While in spots irritating, tensions can also stimulate the desire to improve. Debates can easily turn into something else entirely, as there is a tendency to take differences of opinion in a personal way today. Competitiveness may feel disruptive rather than constructive or stimulating for now. It’s not easy to see beyond immediate desires and sensations for the time being, which can lead to chasing short-term goals that are unlikely to satisfy. Venus in your sign these days is quite beneficial since your natural charm is right out there for all to see. Venus forms awkward aspects right now, translating to awkward choices or decisions related to relationships and boundaries, money, and possessiveness. Somebody may be a little withholding with you, or you can be hot and cold about a situation or person. Insecurities about what’s yours and what belongs to others make this a less than ideal time for settling financial matters. When in doubt, perhaps it’s wiser to keep quiet until you’re more sure of yourself. Try not to let disagreements get your goat. Try to be patient if the timing is off with someone in your life.
LibraVenus in your soul sector indicates a reflective period on an emotional level these days, dear Libra. It may not be the most upfront period for your love life, but it’s a good time to release outdated attitudes and clear space for new experiences and feelings to enter your life. However, today’s energies tend to pull up buried problems, and there is some tendency to make poor emotional decisions. Try to look past immediate desires, as these may be leading you down the wrong path. As well, avoid putting too much weight in hunches or observations until you get more proof. Worries might influence your perceptions more than logic. You could feel that timing is off, particularly in your relationships, and you might discover that the best approach is to move forward, back off, and then try again. Proving that you have the endurance to outlast obstacles will obliterate them over time, slowly but surely. This is not a great time to see eye to eye with a partner or to negotiate a matter. However, this gives you a chance to do something solitary or rework a plan or goal, which ultimately benefits you. Timing will improve soon, and keeping your mind and body busy will do much to boost your mood.
ScorpioThe current Venus transit is mostly strong for your social life and personal interests, dear Scorpio, helping to soften your disposition with friends and networks. However, today’s energies can find you looking at situations through a negative lens. Try not to make big decisions based on the feelings of the moment. Patience is necessary to muster up with a couple of particular aspects involving Venus in your social sector. The general atmosphere might feel a little tense, but consider that if you are having an off day, you might also be meeting the world from that position, which creates a vicious circle. Awkwardness is possible when it comes to returning social gestures, and others might hold you at a distance because they’re uncertain how you feel. Be patient and try not to take timing problems to heart. At the same time, influences today and tomorrow are good for bringing up issues that need addressing. It’s not the time to push situations or others, but it’s good for pushing yourself to turn inner restlessness into positive action and improvements.
SagittariusToday’s energies can make it difficult to be objective in spots, dear Sagittarius, especially when assessing the value of things, situations, projects, and even yourself. Your viewpoint can be heavily influenced by insecurities, fears, and strong emotions. Complex energies today can stir up long-standing problems. Wants can feel like needs today and tomorrow, or you may not know where to channel your energies. With Venus forming minor but irritating or awkward aspects, others may seem a little distant or aloof, or feelings can run hot and cold, but this can be due to anxiety and is unlikely to reflect real feelings. Warmth may be lacking at times, but at other times, things get too hot. People are dealing with their own fluctuating desires or insecurities, so it’s not something to take personally. Still, it’s worthwhile to examine trigger points. While this is a generally good time for enjoying working towards your goals, there can be some missteps today.
CapricornSome tension is possible today as you wrestle with the desire to explore, on the one hand, dear Capricorn, and a compulsion to oversee things. Your social life may be a little confusing today. Although you sense good energy in your interactions with others, a part of you could be questioning what you want or impatient to have your way. Even so, tension or frustration can stimulate a desire to make improvements. Competitiveness may motivate you to step up your game. Venus forms some minor challenging aspects, and getting what you want, or even knowing what you want, can be difficult. There can be some see-sawing between the desire to stick with what always works and the excitement to try something non-routine, new, and unfamiliar, as both choices seem equally attractive. This can keep you in a state of limbo, and emotions can be up and down. Impatience gets you nowhere today.
AquariusWhile this is a generally good time to explore matters further, dear Aquarius, you’re inclined to take this too far. Try not to read so deeply into a situation that you lose objectivity. You are exceptionally skilled at resolving differences these days, but there are times when your affections or feelings are unusually complex. Encountering some resistance is natural right now as Venus in your intimacy sector forms minor clashing aspects to Mars, Pluto, and Chiron. You may not know how to approach a matter or conversation, or people are running hot and cold. Troubles such as these are temporary, and they ask you to get in touch with what’s in your heart. It can be a little more challenging than usual to do so today and tomorrow, but worth the effort. It’s best to watch for impatience, which can aggravate already tense situations. The Moon heads into your solar sixth house today, turning your attention to your chores and duties. You’re more detail-oriented than usual.
PiscesWith Venus in your solar seventh house these days, dear Pisces, you have a stronger desire to please, compromise, and harmonize. However, with tense aspects today, this may go a little too far, opening you up to manipulation. It’s also a way of borrowing good energy from your future, as problems will grow if you sweep them under the carpet merely to enjoy the moment. It’s a generally good time to enhance and attract relationships, but there can be annoying differences or tense feelings to make sense of today and tomorrow. In fact, on a basic level, it can be challenging to cozy up to someone or even an idea or project. Some general impatience can complicate your exchanges. This can be irritating, but it can also stimulate you to think a little differently, even if it’s just enough thinking to defend your position. You don’t have to agree since disagreements can jumpstart your mind.
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.