- The Moon is in Sagittarius until 7:16 PM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn.
- A void Moon period occurs from 1:31 PM to 7:16 PM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 9:54 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 9:54 PM.
- 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.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Libra (the Sun transits Libra from September 22nd to October 22nd).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThis morning’s Mercury-Saturn square can indicate a small disappointment or obstacle, dear Aries. Sometimes this comes from the outside, and other times it has to do with a self-limitation or doubt. Ultimately, though, delays and slowdowns can lead to useful changes and improvements if you work constructively with this energy. There may be conflicts with someone in authority, or you might find it annoying that people seem more competitive than cooperative. Adjusting your approach to minimize friction and misunderstanding can be worthwhile now, although you may need to wait on someone for an answer. As the day advances, Mercury heads into opposition with Mars. Mars is currently in your sign and retrograde, making this a rather personal transit! A significant other may be critical or nitpicky with you. Alternatively, you may feel nagged or dogged to communicate about something for which you don’t yet have an answer.
TaurusWhile conversations can open up important topics, dear Taurus, recent tensions or overthinking can reach a head, particularly related to work and personal balance. Mercury coming to a square with Saturn early today can remind you of the negative side of a plan or your worries and fears, or you may experience a disconnect. A block or obstacle can limit your choices or leave you feeling uncertain about a matter. With this aspect, it’s usually far better to put in the effort to fill your duties and responsibilities as best as you can than to fight it or take shortcuts. Otherwise, you may end up only spinning your wheels with nothing much accomplished. As the day advances, more mental tension is possible with Mercury and retrograde Mars building up to a tense opposition. It’s all too easy to become all wound up now! Impulsive speech and actions may be cause for regret, making it better to keep things as steady as you can. Even so, what’s emerging may need your attention.
GeminiA veto or disappointing feedback can be a bit disheartening today, dear Gemini. However, staying centered and meeting the situation with maturity is your best bet. Learning from differences may work to your advantage, and the same goes for an obstacle or delay. A Mercury-Saturn square early today may very well dampen your spirits temporarily, but it can ultimately help you arrive at a more centered or realistic position. Dealing with information blocks or mechanical problems can also figure strongly. Do your best to allow difficult energies to blow over, or decide instead to fix problem areas to secure or strengthen your position going forward. Watch for some combativeness setting in later today. Arguments may have to do with frustrations that you buried in the past. Matters of time, energy, and opinion can flame up.
CancerWith a Mercury-Saturn square early today, dear Cancer, a small reality check, delay, or disapproval is possible. Even if frustrating, any of these things are likely to be constructive if they lead you to improvements and refinements. You might see the unflattering side of a partner or yourself through a relationship, which can temporarily discourage you. Ideally, you can center yourself and pull out the constructive from whatever feedback you receive. As the day advances, you could feel quite compelled to air your frustrations as we head toward a Mercury-Mars opposition. However, this aspect is rather raw on its own, and while you may benefit from matters reaching a head, impulsive moves may not be wise. You can find it challenging to stay in the here-and-now, possibly because people around you seem to be nervous or too focused on right and wrong. Healthy dialogue may not be easy now.
LeoA Mercury-Saturn square influencing early today can point to a small reality check or letdown, dear Leo. However, the changes you make due to this can improve your position in the long run. Pressures can emerge from within yourself, or they can come at you from outside. Either way, it’s a time to acknowledge your responsibilities. You may need to shuffle things around to accommodate both duty and pleasure. While there can be increased frustrations, likely technically-based, aim to focus on the work and self-care programs that inspire and motivate you. If tension over a chaotic schedule or differing beliefs has been building recently, it might reach a head tonight and tomorrow as Mercury and retrograde Mars move towards an opposition. Aim to center yourself so that you’ll be able to avoid hasty words and decisions.
VirgoEarly day, a Mercury-Saturn square can point to situations that leave you feeling somewhat discouraged or blocked, dear Virgo. Tensions now may very well revolve around differences in values and approaches. Internal conflicts arise when you feel torn between taking a leap of faith and sticking with what you know. If others seem to want to challenge you or prove you wrong, responding with sincerity and fairness can leave you feeling better about yourself. While you can always learn something from your mistakes or constructive criticism, in the end, it’s about what you feel is right, and centering yourself can help you process things. Clashes don’t always have easy or quick resolutions, but they may help redirect your energy in the future. As the day advances, if you’ve felt frustrated about money, respect, or ownership matters, tensions can reach a head.
LibraToday’s energies can be on the tense side on a mental level, dear Libra. You could be deliberating over a matter, and it can be hard to concentrate on much else. Some days are good for throwing yourself into something new, while others, like today, are better for sticking to the rules. If you’ve been excited about a plan or idea and it’s just not picking up steam, or others seem uninterested or critical, motivation levels can dip temporarily. People in your life may not be hearing your whole story, and this can be frustrating. Try not to waste energy on worry about the future and guilt about the past, but shutting out information is not ideal, so look for the lesson. A Mercury-Mars opposition is also influencing the day as it advances, and impatience is possible. It’s important to watch for impulsive speech, as your words have far more impact than usual.
ScorpioWith a Mercury-Saturn square strong early today, dear Scorpio, it’s temporarily easier to see a situation’s downsides. It’s probably better not to make a decision from a state of worry unless you genuinely have to, but aim to wait and see, and then learn from your new perspective. You need more emotional space and quiet to sort out your thoughts these days with Mercury in your solar twelfth house, but dwelling won’t serve you well. You may be feeling a little insecure about recent comments or openness, experiencing some feelings of regret or fear that you may have revealed too much. Try not to allow insecurities rule, as you’re likely to make mountains out of molehills. Look inside yourself and consult your inner wisdom. As the day advances, there can be some tensions building as Mercury heads into opposition with retrograde Mars. You may be a little tense about recent developments or impending changes, and this can reach a head. Technical problems or delays may be frustrating now.
SagittariusIt’s easier to see the flaws of a situation with Mercury’s aspects today, dear Sagittarius. While this can be somewhat deflating, it puts you in the position to work on problem areas and strengthen your plans. A temporary drop in confidence can lead to some negative thinking, and it’s best to take the lesson from the dip rather than dwell on it. There can be some tension building in your social or romantic life that can come to a head, magnified if you’re dealing with technical issues. The reality of costs can put a temporary damper on a plan, or there may be blocks or delays that frustrate you. Even so, these can also lead to a reexamination of goals, and this process is ultimately useful. Focus on what’s best for you in the long term, and aim to observe before acting and communicating. It may be best to connect with your inner wisdom rather than allow others’ input to unduly influence your decisions.
CapricornWith Mercury’s problematic aspects, dear Capricorn, there can be some mental tension today. There may be a reality check or small letdown, and it’s likely about an ongoing problem that has a high potential for resolution. Once past this, you’ll be in a better position to make fixes and strengthen your situation. Through conflicts or frustrations today, you might identify ways in which you’ve limited your progress without even knowing it. Self-doubt can prompt some reflection. Take your time weighing pros and cons, consider all of your options, and then embark on a step-by-step plan to improve. As the day advances, a Mercury-Mars opposition comes into play, stirring up matters related to work, responsibilities, family, or your domestic world. It can be challenging to enjoy yourself with imbalances glaring at you, but again, things may need to reach a boiling point to recognize the need for changes.
AquariusToday’s energies can produce obstacles or delays, dear Aquarius, and it’s best to aim to keep a sense of humor and your perspective. Resolve to strengthen the most vulnerable areas of your life if you’re now seeing flaws or hurdles to clear. A Mercury-Saturn square doesn’t want immediate results if they’re not good for you–what’s best in the long-term may not seem fun right now, but it’s the main lesson of this transit. If obstacles only serve to bring you down, take a second look, as there is very likely a lesson to learn buried in the blockage. As the day advances, energies don’t seem to smooth out as we head toward a Mercury-Mars opposition. You can find yourself fretting over delays or technical problems, or disagreements can take on some prominence. It can be tempting to jump to communicate or act, but it may be best to observe what comes to the surface before moving forward.
PiscesBreaks in your routines can be disruptive today, dear Pisces, and a lack of a solid plan may be at the root. Setting more reachable goals can help you manage the tendency to procrastinate. Mixed signals are likely, and circumstances may seem to be blocking your progress. It’s a time to recognize where you may be tripping up first, after which you can take the first step to make improvements. For now, modest ambitions seem best, and slowing down to get things right also makes sense. Tensions related to power dynamics, sharing, and intimacy can emerge now. Someone may be giving too much and getting too little in return. We’re heading toward a Mercury-Mars opposition, and with Mars retrograde, a complicated or buried frustration can come to a head today or tomorrow. Tempers may flare as a result, and clearing the decks can be worthwhile if you do so mindfully.
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.