- The Moon is in Scorpio all day.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 11:42 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent 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:
AriesProblem-solving comes easily in spots today, dear Aries, even if you’re not using the traditional routes. However, as the day advances, mental intensity increases. You might think more deeply about a matter, trying to make sense of an issue, but might quickly becoming obsessed with an idea track. You might aim to use this passion positively by channeling it into an important project. Otherwise, some tension could be experienced as people are taking things more personally or seriously than usual. Difficult relationship issues or disagreements could seem more challenging now with this frame of mind. It may reach a point where you realize that a particular preoccupation isn’t serving you well. Concern about your reputation or work can be an issue, and if so, aim to improve vulnerable or problem areas. While the extra attention you’ve been giving other people in your life these days is positive and beneficial, if you overdo it, you will fail to recognize your own needs and desires fully, and blurred boundaries might impact your relationships negatively.
TaurusYou’re more conscious of imbalances today, dear Taurus, and as you see them more clearly, you’re more inclined to try to set things right. Mental tension is likely as the day advances with Mercury and Pluto approaching a square. If you harness the energy well, you may be able to find solutions to ongoing problems. To do so, it makes sense to avoid obsessive thinking as much as possible, leaving you more in sync with your intuition. Try not to go too far with analyses, which can lead you astray. Emotionally-driven decisions made today may be regrettable later. If they emerge today, conflicts can come up suddenly and escalate quickly, mainly because problems are deeper than they appear on the surface. Little things can trigger buried, accumulated anger or sensitive points.
GeminiInterplays with others can be a tad competitive today, dear Gemini, but you might aim to make the most of this energy. The desire for control over a situation can arise if you’re feeling vulnerable. Personal power comes from managing your own resources, responses, and modes of thinking constructively, not from attempts to control situations or others. However, it’s harder to see this today with Mercury heading into conflict with Pluto. You may be communicating intensity with your words, perhaps without even realizing it, and others’ responses may be undesirable or surprising. You might resolve to avoid harsh words or suspicion to protect your important relationships now. It can be useful to imagine worst-case scenarios sometimes, but this may go too far right now and is unhealthy for you. Fortunately, you’re working toward a feeling of empowerment through improved work and routines. Getting on top of your daily routines, work, and health can be satisfying.
CancerIt can be of great benefit to you if you can nurture your need to create or share on some level, however big or small, dear Cancer. The Moon transits your solar fifth house of pleasure, love, and joy, and you’re paying more attention to the pursuit of these things. Juno heads into this same sector for a stay until December 18th, and exploring your creative urges in the coming three months can be empowering. Today, your attention can turn to tricky power dynamics in a relationship as the day advances. There can be some tendency to think in extremes, which doesn’t serve you well unless it prompts you to improve or strengthen weak areas of your life. Try not to make decisions based only on the day’s perceptions, as they could also be on the extreme side. Trust is difficult when Pluto is active and challenging, and you may get a sense that someone’s withholding or hiding something from you. It could be due to fears, or there could be some truth to the feeling, but either way, it’s better to wait to come to conclusions until you’re less emotionally invested and more objective.
LeoEmotional renewal is a strong draw today, dear Leo. The Moon spends the day in your solar fourth house, encouraging special attention to your basic needs and feelings of safety. Its harmony with Neptune in your intimacy sector suggests a stronger awareness of your spiritual needs as well. As the day advances, a Mercury-Pluto square comes into play, and it may be best to avoid pushing an idea or pushing for an answer from someone. As well, avoid succumbing to pressures to get too much done in a short time. This transit can produce a bit of paranoia or play on worries and fears, but you might try channeling this intensity into something beneficial or productive. You may discover something that is need of a rehaul. Fortunately, your interest in improving your family and home life is strengthening, particularly concerning how they empower you.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Virgo, inspiring you to reach out and connect or seek out the information you need. There is a tendency to dwell on problems or flaws as the day advances and we get closer to a Mercury-Pluto square. It’s best to watch for extremes with money and relationships, in particular, and with thoughts or conversations generally speaking. People can seem to drain you, whether materially or emotionally, and boundary issues can now be a hot topic. You may be feeling undervalued, but do your best to avoid defeatist attitudes. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by attempting to manipulate people or circumstances, as it’s best to work on gaining power through self-control. Nevertheless, you stand to learn a lot about your feelings and fears, even if they emerge in disruptive ways. Try to apply the rule of moderation in your life, not only for your activities but also with your thinking.
LibraAn independent pace makes sense today, dear Libra, but do consider that even if others can be annoying, they may very well fuel your motivation to make important changes. The motivation to improve money, resources, and talents is strong, and with Juno moving into your solar second house until December 18th, it’s building. There is some tendency to magnify problem areas today, especially as the day advances, with Mercury and Pluto in a clashing aspect. If you can’t seem to shake a line of thought that is interfering with your day, do what you can to relax your mind. Or, if you turn your attention to a vulnerable area of your life that is within your capabilities of managing, you’ll be doing yourself a favor. Inflexible thinking can be a problem today, whether it’s your own or dealing with this in someone else. You may need to tread lightly in conversations. It’s time to acknowledge the need to make changes instead of holding on too tightly to things no longer working in your favor.
ScorpioThe Moon in your sign today excites your emotions and senses, dear Scorpio. You’re feeling more independent and spontaneous. With Juno transiting your sign until December 18th, and you’re more inclined to confidently pursue your interests. Today, Mercury heads into a square aspect with Pluto, which can stir up controversy, but it’s best not to jump to conclusions, as thoughts and perceptions can be a little extreme right now. Overthinking things is unlikely to lead you to a good place. Instead, you may end up losing some objectivity. Expressing suspicion isn’t likely to remedy a situation in which a trust problem already exists. Jumping to communicate may not be the wisest choice under these conditions, making it best to observe and adopt a wait-and-see attitude.
SagittariusYou’d do well with some time to rest and compose yourself today, dear Sagittarius. With Mercury and Pluto heading toward a square, there’s a general tendency to push to get to the bottom of a matter or uncover a truth before considering that we may not be ready for it. It’s better not to jump to a quick conclusion about a friend with this influence that leads to thinking in extremes. Something expressed or remembered can seem to trigger fears now, and it’s best managed by controlling reactions. With people clinging too tightly to their viewpoints, interactions can be challenged, too intense, or unhealthy. Working on relaxing your mind instead of getting all wound up over matters can be therapeutic, especially since dwelling on mistakes will not erase them.
CapricornYou’re more attuned to your dreams, hopes, and connections today, dear Capricorn. You’ll be feeling more empowered through your contributions, networks, and happiness goals now and in the coming months. Nevertheless, there can be competitive and tense energy today. Extremes of thinking are likely as the day advances with Mercury and Pluto heading toward a square, and worries about reputation or career matters could be overblown. Instead of acting out or overcompensating, seek ways to improve areas where you feel vulnerable. Dwelling on problems will only serve you well if you channel your mental intensity into a task that benefits you; otherwise, you’re just doing yourself damage. Choose your words carefully since Mercury is in a rather public and visible area in your chart, and Pluto is in your sign. A sense that you have no time to work through a problem is likely exaggerated. Working on self-control when you fear things around you are beyond your control is your best bet.
AquariusYou can feel compelled to set goals and make plans, dear Aquarius. While strategic thinking can benefit you, overthinking is likely to lead you astray as Mercury and Pluto head toward a square aspect. Be as moderate in your thinking as possible, even if it’s challenging, as taking things too far is where we’re most likely to trip up with this aspect. Try not to be misguided by fear and consider ways to simplify your life, particularly on a mental plane, by cutting out those things that are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Instead, you might aim to work on problems one at a time rather than succumb to pressure to do it all. Watch for the fine line between healthy skepticism and suspicion. Nevertheless, obstacles might ultimately bring you to a stronger state of knowledge or conviction.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your truth-seeking solar ninth house, dear Pisces. As it harmonizes with idealistic Neptune in your sign, it’s a good time to seek activities that help refresh your spirit or provide a healthy escape from routine. With Mercury and Pluto heading into a square, there could be some mental tension or a battle of wills. People can be a little too close to their opinions or determined to be right, making healthy exchanges difficult. Instead, you might feel rising tension surrounding a predicament or problem, or you could have a hard time putting something out of your mind. It may be best to channel excess mental energy into something worth your time. Try not to make big decisions based only on what you’re hearing or what’s communicated today. It may be hard to make a significant person happy today, but if you find yourself unable to move past an issue, taking a break may be best.
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.