- The Moon is in Libra until 2:32 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- A void Moon period occurs from 10:28 AM to 2:32 PM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 17th in the sign of Virgo, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on September 23rd.
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from September 9th to November 13th).
- Current retrogrades: Mars Rx, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesA Sun-Mars quincunx can present a clash between what you want and your energy levels, dear Aries. Try to relax and don’t push things that are better left to run their natural course. On the one hand, you may want to strike out on your own and leave plans open, and on the other, there is a strong desire or need to take care of your routines. You can spend far too much time in limbo when it may be best to do both in moderate ways. With Mars in your sign and retrograde, what you truly want may not always be obvious! You have a stronger ability today to think more deeply and consider all angles, but try not to take this tendency to greater lengths than is necessary and healthy.
TaurusWith the Moon continuing its transit of your solar sixth house part of the day, dear Taurus, you’re particularly attuned to imbalances and flaws around you. Ideally, frustration with these things fuels your motivation to come up with workable solutions. However, a Sun-Mars challenge suggests some impatience. If you’re returning to a problem, it’s probably for a reason, but if answers are not evident, be patient with yourself. Part of you is especially focused on the past or your inner world, and you’re not always emotionally present, which can lead to conflicts or misunderstandings. The Moon moves into Scorpio, your opposite sign, later today, and this tends to turn your attention to close relationships.
GeminiThe Moon continues its transit of your pleasure sector for part of the day, dear Gemini. Although moods can be a little unpredictable today, toning things down may help. The Moon moves into your work and health sector when it enters Scorpio later today, and your emotional focus can putting your mind to practical matters can be just what you need. A Sun-Mars aspect doesn’t make it easy to coordinate things, however. Competing needs for attention to family, home, or personal matters and needs for some impartiality and pressure-free socializing can be at the heart of tensions felt now. Sticking with familiar things, people, and situations is a valid need these days. However, gaining a little more freedom, new horizons, and different experiences can be strong draws. If you’re on the fence and unable to find a direct solution easily, tensions and irritability can emerge. Aim to be mindful rather than ruled by frustrations.
CancerThe Moon continues its transit through your solar fourth house, dear Cancer, and you’d do well with familiar, comforting activities. Later today, there is more outgoing and creative energy with you with the Moon’s move into Scorpio and your expressive fifth house. However, with the Sun and Mars in an awkward angle, inner tensions about where to direct your energy can stir up some irritability. Protect your interests, but aim to recognize when you need to let go or walk away if others are pushing your buttons. When goals and projects stall, it can be frustrating, but delays can also serve us well in the long-term, giving us the time to rework or rethink matters to our advantage. The direction you need to take may not be clear at the moment, so concentrate on what you do best and keep working hard at it.
LeoYou continue to seek mental stimulation today, dear Leo. However, the Moon enters your home and family sector later today when it heads into the sign of Scorpio, stimulating an instinctive desire for all that is familiar. You are not at your most outgoing tonight and in the next couple of days as you reconnect with your inner purpose. A retreat of sorts into comfortable surroundings may be just what you need. Today’s Sun-Mars quincunx can serve to highlight very different drives. Temporarily, it may not seem straightforward to integrate them. The Sun as it transits your solar second house tends to keep you focused on building comfort and security. On the other hand, Mars in your adventure sector pushes a completely different button, stirring up big needs, plans, and desires that have nothing to do with routine and stability. You may very well be able to satisfy both needs in moderate ways now.
VirgoThe Moon is in a steady area of your solar chart a good part of the day, dear Virgo. Nevertheless, tense energy requires some flexibility–something you’re particularly skilled at mustering up. An unusual desire, whim, impulse, or attraction may be calling you, and restlessness can set in, as much as you’d prefer some predictability. It’s likely very transitory and temporary, and aiming for moderation can help you sidestep a state of vague frustration. Later today, the Moon moves into Scorpio and your solar third house, encouraging you to reach out, make connections, and diversify. Part of you is certainly inclined to ruminate or process recent events, and another part is ready to move on and start fresh. Finding a good balance is tricky but not impossible.
LibraThe Moon continues to transit your sign part of the day, dear Libra, and fulfilling your emotional needs can feel urgent. However, if you slow down a little, you might notice that your plans have been moving along at a reasonable pace. Develop as much patience as you can muster up today. Emotions tend to settle later today when the Moon moves out of your sign and into your resources sector. Even so, a Sun-Mars quincunx suggests some feelings of imbalance. Taking the high road and lifting yourself above needless arguments and defensive stances can benefit you greatly. Employing patience and tact will go a long way towards having a satisfying day. Avoid stressing over the little things. Delays can be frustrating, but they also give you time to think things through.
ScorpioThe Moon continues to transit your privacy sector part of today, dear Scorpio, and you’re inclined to keep a low profile. You might be taking stock or staying in the background as you sort things out. Emotionally, you come out of your shell later today when the Moon enters your sign, and you feel re-energized. You might crave some acknowledgment of your feelings or a better connection to the world around you. With a Sun-Mars influence, there can be competing interests and moods, mainly because a good part of you wants to socialize and the other part wants to get back on track and organized. Do your best to be patient through disagreements and keep a professional attitude for best results. Some work projects may be stalling, but you might also get a chance to rework projects that require fine-tuning.
SagittariusYou’re in a friendly mood, dear Sagittarius, even with competing energies that can stir up some tension. A romance or creative project may require more attention now, or it may not be moving at the speed you’d like. However, the drive to produce and perform is strong, and it’s not easy to coordinate all that’s going on or that you want to achieve. Irritable or tense behavior can emerge if you have too much on your plate. Your best bet is to be moderate on both fronts, dividing your time. You might not see a direct route to your desires, but exercising patience will help reveal a channel. The Moon enters your privacy sector later today, and there can be a need for some level of emotional retreat or the cutting out of demanding or competitive situations. It’s a natural time for rest.
CapricornIt can feel challenging to integrate different life departments today, dear Capricorn, but this is temporary. Acting out or reacting blindly can only serve to aggravate matters. Later today, the Moon moves into Scorpio and your solar eleventh house, and focusing on happiness goals can be rewarding. Still, a Sun-Mars quincunx makes it difficult for a clear decision or plan of action. The Sun in your spirit sector encourages you to set your sights high and push your usual bounds these days. However, Mars in your home and family sector presents a drive to stay close to home and pursue goals that make you feel more secure. This dilemma can feel stronger today. Your desires and agenda are pulling you in different directions, and this can cause quite a bit of tension, leaving you on edge until you find a compromise. The solution may not be around the corner, but there are workarounds.
AquariusThere can be some indecision or restlessness today, dear Aquarius, as the Sun and Mars form a quincunx, highlighting different drives. Part of you wants to dig deep and gain more intimacy, and another part prefers to skim the surface of things and keep things light. This can confuse others and frustrate you! Look for ways to channel excess energy constructively. You may not find a balance, but avoid thinking it has to be one or the other. Inspiration comes more easily when your temper evens out. The Moon’s entry into your professional sector later today can bring on stronger feelings about your work or reputation. You do best with a clear goal in mind with this transit that lasts a couple of days.
PiscesFeelings are inflamed in spots today, dear Pisces, but there is some level of objectivity that can be accessed as the day advances. Emotional energy is more forward-looking and outgoing later today. It’s easier to let go of frustrations with the Moon’s move into Scorpio and your sector of spirit as you tune into the big picture. Even so, a Sun-Mars quincunx can highlight different drives, and tensions are possible. You might focus on what’s not working rather than what is, which can work in moderation, but taken too far, it becomes counter-productive. If a direct route to your desires is not working or doesn’t seem possible, develop strategies. You may only need some extra personal space today, even though you do crave company.
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.