- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday.
- 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, Saturn Rx, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesA Mercury-Mars opposition is still active early today, dear Aries, and there can be some disagreements or tensions to manage. There may be frustrations dealing with others, particularly about matters of opinion or freedom, putting you in the position where you want to defend yourself. If you pay attention to your reactions to frustrations, you might notice self-destructive behaviors or unresolved issues that you might want to unpack in the future. You’re in the best shape today if you keep some emotional distance, although if there’s something that needs airing, then perhaps now can be the time for it to emerge. As the day advances, you’ll find it easier to detach yourself. You may be in the position to take command, to lead, or to organize.
TaurusPressures might continue early today, forcing an issue, dear Taurus, as Mercury and Mars form an opposition and bring a matter of tension or frustration to a head. Work, responsibilities, and service can be in focus. As you are likely to feel especially sensitive to imbalances of power today, it’s best to be more mindful of situations that are potentially very tricky or competitive. If you push too hard, you seem to lose out. There can be a lot of uncertainty or vagueness to manage, which can be especially frustrating if you’re seeking solid answers. It’s easier to enjoy others without all the drama and disagreement later today. When tensions subside, you might think up strategies for reducing stress or dealing with problem areas so that they don’t fester. Your independent spirit comes full bloom.
GeminiEarly today, Mars opposes your ruling planet, Mercury, dear Gemini. Frustrated anger can emerge through your words. Instead, you can be on the receiving end, and frustrations come through the communications of someone important to you. It can be unsettling or nerve-wracking, but might also help clear the air. Conversations can be hasty and rough around the edges. Impulsive speech and actions can be pronounced now, and possibly quite disruptive. People around you could be quite self-righteous or self-involved, making it difficult to get a word in edgewise, let alone have a healthy conversation. As the day advances, it’s easier to detach and focus on self-expression. Still, you seek hidden answers and motivations. You might enjoy an open conversation or bonding moment.
CancerEarly today, tensions can run high, dear Cancer, mainly related to career or responsibilities. It can be tempting to say or do something out of character. It may seem that everyone’s taking things far too personally, and you should probably watch for getting too worked up over things that don’t deserve so much attention. Controversy might be stirred up, or it isn’t easy to stay in the here-and-now, largely because people around you seem to be nervous, aggressive, or too focused on right and wrong. Strive to be clear, direct, and honest in your communications, but saving an important conversation for an easier time may be best. As the day moves forward, rough edges tend to soften. You might want to express your independence by changing your style or breathe new life into friendships or projects.
LeoTensions that have been working under the surface of things can reach a head early today with a Mercury-Mars opposition, dear Leo. Nervous energy is likely, and it’s all easy to disagree or stress over a difference of opinion. Alternatively, you could feel overburdened, and feedback can be irritating. It’s all too easy to get worked up or stressed out, and buried problems have a way of emerging. There can be a strong emphasis on what people think is right or wrong, but ideas can come from this tension as the day advances. It becomes far easier to detach yourself enough to focus on what excites and motivates you. Business opportunities may present themselves.
VirgoWith Mercury opposite Mars early today, there can be a tendency to argue, fret, and disagree, dear Virgo. There can be money tensions, but it’s best not to jump into action until you’ve sorted things out. Buried resentment can emerge with retrograde Mars in your intimacy sector triggered. Even though this transit can be disruptive, it can also help you unpack problem areas and start the process of dealing with them. Issues of respect, priorities, sharing, and intimacy can be on the table, but as much as you want to express your frustrations, the words may not come out well. As the day advances, it becomes easier to embrace our differences and let one another think and express themselves as they please. You’re feeling more connected to the people around you and to the things that inspire you. You feel generous with your affections coming out of a couple of days of mental tension or confusion.
LibraEarly today, a Mercury-Mars opposition this morning can challenge your nerves, dear Libra. It’s all too easy to take things very personally with Mercury in your sign. Mars is currently retrograde and stirring up buried resentment or tension in your solar seventh house of partnerships. Others can really push your buttons now! You could feel overruled or irritated because you feel left without a say on a matter. Recent worries or frustrations can take their toll or reach a head. Try not to jump to conclusions or jump to express yourself if you’re already feeling angry or tense. While differences can be frustrating early today, you’re more inclined to appreciate them as the day advances. You’re ready to explore new feelings and ideas, and getting some space to breathe and do your thing helps.
ScorpioMercury opposes retrograde Mars early today, dear Scorpio. There can be an accelerated pace, a big rush, or scheduling issues to manage, and it’s best to avoid communicating or deciding something too quickly while under pressure. Worries about the things you haven’t done can be at the root of tensions. Or, this can be a time of feeling scattered and unfocused and at a loss as to where to begin. If you’ve recently felt under-valued, particularly when it comes to work or your daily chores and contributions or the “unseen” things you do, this can reach a boiling point. As the day advances, you’re ready to move on, at least for now. Keeping some space or independence can boost your mood. It’s easier to rise above problem areas now, and this frees you up to enjoy yourself.
SagittariusA Mercury-Mars opposition early today can pull up buried frustrations, if you have them, dear Sagittarius. This tension can most relate to your social or love life and happiness pursuits or projects. Things may not seem to be moving at the right speed with Mars retrograde. Sharp words or disagreements can arise from tensions, but if you handle the pressure well, conflicts can motivate you to make important changes and adjustments. Once released, the mental tension of the day can, in fact, result in important epiphanies. At the very least, it can alert you to the need to reduce stress levels or address issues more promptly as they arise. As the day advances, it comes more easily to detach and let go of frustrations. You might enjoy re-energizing a wellness program or special project. Getting organized can help you feel freer and lighter all around.
CapricornDistractions are plenty early day, dear Capricorn, and you can temporarily feel as if your home or family life is unsettled. Tensions related to home life, family, and work-life balance can emerge or come to a head. Watch how you express yourself if you’re feeling stressed, as a Mercury-Mars opposition can lead to rash commentary or actions. Impatience can be costly now, as it can serve to distract you and possibly trip you up. Remember that “haste makes waste.” You might often feel like escaping difficult atmospheres in your personal life these days with Mars retrograde in your solar fourth house of home and family. You come into your own as the day advances. The Moon transits your sign, and you can find better outlets for releasing tension. There is a natural, positive frame of mind now, and a feeling of emotional re-awakening with you.
AquariusEarly today, Mercury and Mars oppose one another across your communications and transportation sectors, dear Aquarius. This transit can stir up tensions, impatience, and impulsiveness, particularly related to communications and commuting. Avoid jumping to express yourself if you’re already tense, as much as you might feel the need to speak. The challenges faced in the first half of the day are generally about keeping pace and feeling out of sync. Others may be irritable, there can be frustrating differences of opinion, or you could be quite impatient with mechanical things. As the day progresses, it becomes much easier to lift yourself above the clatter of everyday matters. It becomes less about living in the mind and worrying, and more about harmonizing and moving on. The Moon spends the day in the sign just behind yours, and you can quickly become comfortable with your feelings. You stand to learn a lot from observation.
PiscesEarly today, there can be some defensiveness and tension surrounding recent problem areas in your life, dear Pisces, especially revolving around money and possessions or matters of value, talent, and respect. You might feel especially possessive due to fears that something will be taken away from you. Tensions can reach a head. Differences in values or in how someone treats or spends money can be a point of frustration. It may be that news about a financial matter throws you off-center temporarily. Watch for arguments or too-quick communications that you might later regret, as well as impatience, in general. As the day advances, it becomes far easier to detach yourself. You are more interested in enjoying yourself than being right or proving a point. Pay attention to what emerges today and then take steps to reduce stress or release tension. Anything that relieves stress is useful now.
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.