- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- A void Moon period occurs from 11:35 PM forward (until the Moon enters Aquarius tomorrow).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 23rd, and the Full Moon will happen on October 1st.
- 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:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your solar tenth house, dear Aries, and you can feel a strong need to handle your obligations or work toward clear goals. Nevertheless, it can be challenging to turn all of your attention to your goals when personal matters seem to occupy much of your time. You may be struggling with a fear of missing out when you apply your energies to the tasks at hand. You could be doing a lot of juggling of different topics and concerns, limiting your ability to focus on priorities. Aim to pay attention to feelings that surface today, particularly the surprising ones, as you can learn a lot about what might be undermining your confidence. However, learn to tune out the negative distractions and focus on what truly matters for making improvements.
TaurusThe Moon spends the day in your solar ninth house, dear Taurus, and the broader issues of your life are in sharper focus. While seeing the bigger picture has the strong potential to soothe you, there can be some tension as you wonder what lies ahead. There is also a tendency to be a little too quick to react or communicate, perhaps jumping to conclusions. It’s probably best not to complicate matters by juggling too much. With Mars in your solar twelfth house, downtime is especially important to you these days, but you should also make room for a change of pace or activities that engage your mind and refresh your spirit. Avoid falling back into tired and old behaviors of relating today with current Venus transits. Fear of missing out could be interfering with your mood.
GeminiThe desire or need to wind down is real today, dear Gemini, you can struggle with distractions. Try not to push yourself to understand everything, as much as you may feel the need to know! Pushing is likely to stir up unnecessary problems with current Venus transits. Overthinking can complicate things, and suspicion may throw you off track. Adjustments to your plans and projects may be necessary. Decisions can be a little tough to make. Aim to identify and try to let go of resentments that are bogging you down or preventing you from making good memories. There can be tensions to manage, likely revolving around relationships or finances, but they can serve to balance out your thinking as you consider realistic and practical angles.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your solar seventh house of partnership, dear Cancer, and you can be particularly interested in finding a balance or keeping the peace. The Moon’s squares to Mars and Mercury can make it difficult to keep an even or smooth pace. You might feel temporarily overwhelmed by obligations, career matters, or responsibilities. There can be some tendency to sit on the fence about a matter because you’re uncertain whether your perceptions are objective enough to hold weight. You might notice differences in core values with someone, and the matter can bog you down. Love or friendship is complicated, but feelings that emerge can illuminate insecurities so that you can learn how to manage them. To avoid the trap of doing something that leads to holding a grudge, aim to connect with your true feelings, and draw up some boundaries. You might resolve to do only what feels right and is reasonable, which can benefit you and your relationships.
LeoToday’s energies are not ideal for reaching an agreement or a compromise, dear Leo, but you can be productive. You’re likely to feel a surge of optimism and confidence about self-care and self-improvement. You want to upgrade health, work, habits, and routines. You might discover new things to love in your work or everyday life, and events occurring this week can increase your excitement about making improvements. You might discover new ways of taking care of the practical side of life, and it’s empowering and freeing. Later today, there is some tendency for outside obligations to pull a loved one’s attention away from you, which can be a little offputting. Alternatively, a longing can temporarily distract you from the tasks at hand. You’re more approachable these days with Venus in your sign, but part of you requires periods devoted to reflection on, or processing of, recent activities. There can be subtle problems possibly related to resentment or fear that seem to come out of nowhere. They’re manageable but could lead to some off timing.
VirgoThe Moon spends today in your sector of joy and creativity, dear Virgo, and you can feel a stronger desire to express yourself in some manner. Looking for positive feedback is one thing, but investing yourself too much in this quest is another, so do watch for this. People seem a bit preoccupied at best and tense and self-focused at worst. You might feel a little torn between applying yourself to a challenging project or issue and enjoying some fun time. You might waver between trusting someone or something on the one hand and questioning motives on the other. Signals can get crossed in love matters with the chances of both parties feeling moody. You’re likely to do some looking back and processing recent events, and it’s healthy, but emotions can bubble to the surface at unusual and possibly inconvenient moments today. If you pay attention to the cues, you can learn a tremendous amount about what is truly behind your fears and insecurities, particularly about a relationship.
LibraThe Moon spends the day in your solar fourth house, dear Libra, making it a good time for clearing out the deadwood. Don’t be afraid to dig up previously buried resentments or frustrations. Mind you, even if you don’t, they’re very likely to pop up all on their own. People around you are dealing with their issues and are not especially available to guess or sense your needs. If you feel frustrated, it can light a fire under you to get things sorted out. Try not to allow small timing problems or disconnects to interfere with the overall sense that things are getting better. There can be some pressure on you with your planetary ruler, Venus, in minor but challenging aspects. It can come through friends, groups, or family, or it can be about them. Letting something slide is not always a bad thing since it can take more courage to do so in certain situations. It can be challenging to take a step back and allow others space when you’re feeling insecure, but it’s important to let go from time to time.
ScorpioSome minor but challenging aspects involving Venus can leave you feeling a little out of sync with others temporarily, dear Scorpio. You are more aware of your reputation or professional image these days, but there is a possibility you may communicate something that stirs the pot and has a bit of a backlash. If you want to push boundaries, there are better times to do so! Today is not one of them. Underlying tensions or resentment can emerge. Try not to self-sabotage or to let a negative train of thought run your day. The Moon spends the day in the third house of your solar chart, and you’re inclined to be quite busy and connected. The Moon’s conflict with Mars from your communications sector to your work and health sector can point to an equal interest in personal pursuits and duties, but it’s important not to overdo. Do your best to keep personal and work matters separate.
SagittariusThe desire to sniff out a truth today can be strong but may not be worth it just for the time being, dear Sagittarius. Be willing to let something go if insecurity is driving it. There is no need to dwell on a particular fear or uncertainty or obsess over what you don’t know about a situation because that’s where you’re inclined to trip up today. While there are excellent times to think big, today is better for slimming things down. Fortunately, you have nice planetary support in this area all week. Understanding and appreciating your needs for self-expression can be key to feeling stronger. With the Moon in your resources sector today, you seek a strong dose of predictability. There can be interference to navigate, whether it’s because a lot is going on around you or because you’re dealing with a fear of missing out. Look for alternative ways to make your life a little more comfortable and content.
CapricornThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Capricorn, and you tend to command positive attention. Your increased desire for independence and forward motion today can feel at odds with your recent drive for more predictability with the Moon’s square to retrograde Mars. Still, if you pace yourself, you may find satisfying ways to attend to both needs. It can be rewarding to sort out problems with others, although there can be some off-timing or small discontents. On a social level, observing more than participating seems to be the most advantageous position right now as you learn more about yourself and your connections. Nevertheless, it’s best to avoid overanalyzing or finding problems where there aren’t any. Difficulties reading a person or situation are temporary. Decisions are hard to make right now, but once handled, a sense of relief can arrive. Seek ways to detach yourself from attitudes or situations that drag you down.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, dear Aquarius, signaling a need for downtime or a bit of anonymity. Even so, your mind can feel as if it’s in overdrive, making it a bit difficult to unwind or pull yourself away long enough to get the refreshment you need. Consider that overthinking is likely to be a wild goose chase today, and oversharing can cause troubles just for now. You may need some distance or detachment from a problem to eventually understand it better. Waiting something out may help you see the light. Venus in your partnership sector is forming a couple of minor but tricky aspects, which can point to a need to make some adjustments. The focus should be on strategy and plans of action rather than quick maneuvers today.
PiscesThese days, there may be matters related to money or ownership that require more attention, dear Pisces, as retrograde Mars moves through your solar second house. Today’s Moon in your social sector challenges it, and tensions could rise. Clinging too tightly to a method or approach is unlikely to work in your favor today. Gaining others’ support may not be your first choice, but it may very well help free you up to make real improvements. You may need to accommodate or make adjustments for others. Watch for a tendency to stay stuck in a state of limbo where nothing much gets accomplished. Look for and then focus on choices that empower you instead of dwelling on resentment or insecurities for best results. It’s better to work on the details than the big ideas under today’s influences.
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.