- The Moon is in Pisces.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 23rd, and the Full Moon will happen on October 1st.
- Saturn stations and turns direct today (Saturn was retrograde from May 11th until early today).
- 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, Chiron Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe reminder of responsibilities or slowdowns is possible today, dear Aries, as retrograde Mars (currently transiting your sign) returns to form a square to Saturn. This aspect first happened in August and has since been on the radar, giving you a sense of impending problems. There could be a delay, setback, or discouraging moment that can be irritating, but it can also help redirect you in a positive direction, even if you can’t yet see it. Aim to strengthen your situation, plans, and yourself so that you get back on course better equipped to weather small storms. Try not to react to blockages with impatience. Another influence today also reminds you of vulnerable areas. There can be some challenges coordinating or balancing your sense of independence with others as the Sun opposes Chiron in your sign. While you may not want to stir up past matters, it can be cleansing to do so with a willingness to grow and resolve problem areas.
TaurusYou might face some obstacles or slowdowns today, dear Taurus, or you feel blocked from fully expressing yourself or your desires. You could be feeling that you’re stuck in the past, unable to move forward. A Mars-Saturn square that first occurred in the last week of August recurs today, and you can feel a strong need to put challenging situations behind you. Feeling restricted or fed up can be a strong motivator to make positive changes and improvements! While these days are generally strong for your work and routines, sidetracking or other issues can interfere with productivity today. The Sun opposes Chiron today, exposing your soft spots. The determination to not let the little things get you down will save the day. There can be initial discomfort, but the chance for more self-understanding is real.
GeminiToday’s transits can seem to discourage you before motivating you to make positive changes, dear Gemini. Challenges with trust and power dynamics that have been festering might recur now, and bottled-up frustrations feel ready to release. It’s better to adopt a moderate, patient approach given the current conditions. It’s also best to avoid allowing a feeling of discouragement to prevent you from pursuing your goals. Complications in your social or romantic life are also possible. It can be difficult to put complete faith in something or someone just for now, but you may be able to confront feelings of guilt or insecurity. Influences today can be uncomfortable but revealing, showing you the areas of your life needing the most work.
CancerToday’s transits can stir up some tension, dear Cancer, but you can turn this energy to your advantage. Obstacles or limits can emerge as Mars returns to form a square to Saturn, first occurring in August. Old problems can recur now, most notably through a person or relationship. There can be a strong need to slow down, reconsider, and review. Challenges may have to do with something you’ve buried or avoided. Blocks are temporary and may redirect you in a positive direction, although it may not be obvious just yet. Also today, there can be some uncertainty or insecurities stirred up related to work, career, or your life direction. These issues can interrupt your enjoyment of downtime, family, or home life. Pay particular attention if something touches a nerve, as this may be precisely what you need to work on to make your life more comfortable and secure.
LeoToday’s energies may be tense at times, but they can also help you identify problem areas, dear Leo. One such energy involves Mars returning to square Saturn, and problems related to blocked plans or delays can recure. With this aspect, the harder you push or the stronger you come on, the more resistance you’re likely to encounter. It’s best not to waste too much time and energy on things that can’t be changed. Directing your attention to making small improvements or fixes can be most worthwhile now. Another transit involves the Sun and its opposition to Chiron. You’ve recently discovered a stronger need to reach and branch out a little more, communicate, and make connections. Today, circumstances might seem to rile you up or dig up buried frustration, particularly related to intelligence, ideas, and beliefs. Something communicated can frustrate you, but it might also help you see things that need special attention. A release is possible now.
VirgoToday’s transits tend to stir things up, dear Virgo. Mars returns to form a square to Saturn today, reminding you of the reality of a situation or bringing an old problem back to your attention. Intimate matters or issues of money, debts, commitment, trust, and power dynamics can be in the spotlight, and your patience or hard work may be needed to get beyond a delay or obstacle. Inhibitions or poor timing can disrupt the flow, and slowing down may be necessary. Also today, the Sun opposes Chiron. While you’re paying more attention to stabilizing your life or establishing yourself these days, obstacles to your progress on these fronts can appear now. Transits influencing the day tend to complicate feelings related to ownership or sharing matters. Still, it’s a time to learn from vulnerabilities that you more easily recognize now.
LibraToday’s energies tend to stir up some tension or old problems, dear Libra, but they also help get issues out into the open. Mars returns to form a square with Saturn, and there can be feelings of blockage or discouragement. While it can be difficult to do, it’s a time to wait and be patient. Something needs fixing or adjustment before moving along. With a Sun-Chiron opposition also in play, you may need to address a fear or insecurity before you feel more confident. You may be struggling with your feelings related to your relationships, attachments, and sense of independence. However, as you do, you learn more about yourself and problem areas that can benefit from some strengthening.
ScorpioToday’s transits remind you of problem areas, dear Scorpio. Mars returns to form a square to Saturn, reminding you to address an old problem or to slow down to pace yourself. A work or health pursuit may need some adjustments. Consider that delays can give you the chance to make beneficial edits or important changes. While these days are strong, in general, for soul-searching, meditative, and restful activities, you may need to deal with work- or health-related concerns today as the Sun opposes Chiron. You may be struggling with finding a balance between work and rest, and old problems may re-open. Guilt can undermine your actions, decisions, and relationships, and recognizing this can help you work through issues now.
SagittariusToday’s transits have a way of pulling up old problems, dear Sagittarius. While irritating, you might also make progress on putting some troubles behind you. Mars returns to form a tense square to Saturn, and a slowdown or delay is likely. You might come to a roadblock or financial limitation, or worries and concerns put a damper on your mood. It may be best not to push if there’s resistance now. Attending to your responsibilities is important at this time, and it can help clear the path for the future. Also today, the Sun opposes Chiron, and you might struggle with whether to go it alone or enlist help on a matter. If you’re confronting a problem that’s emerging again, you might now arrive at a better understanding of yourself and others as you see things in a new light.
CapricornToday’s transits are on the tense side, dear Capricorn, but they help you recognize vulnerable areas. Retrograde Mars in your home and family sector forms a square to Saturn in your sign, prompting a sense that you’re blocked, unsupported, or burdened. Your first instinct may be to dig in your heels if you feel pushed or rushed. It may be best to consider ways to make improvements. Taking a moderate and patient approach can be challenging if you’re frustrated, but can be most successful in the long run. You’re paying more attention to your goals, ambitions, and reputation these days with the Sun currently transiting your solar tenth house. While it’s a good time to pursue your objectives, generally speaking, there can be some challenges with balancing your worldly goals with your personal life, living situation, or family affairs today. Do your best to sort out any guilty feelings you may have that interfere with pursuing your needs and desires.
AquariusToday’s energies seem to remind you of areas of your life where you feel more vulnerable or burdened, dear Aquarius. Fortunately, it can motivate you to make important changes. As they did in August, Mars and Saturn form a square aspect, but Mars is retrograde this time. Somebody might test your ability to take criticism. You may be dealing with communication or transportation delays that return for your attention. Still, while they appear to set you back, they may very well redirect you in a positive direction. It may be best to avoid speaking too soon or too impulsively under today’s transits. While it’s a generally good period of the year for nurturing your spirit to grow, learn, and understand, the Sun opposes Chiron today, temporarily holding you back. You might wrestle with taking care of business or daily affairs, and issues related to speaking your mind, communications, or learning something new can interfere with your pursuits. Interactions with others tend to trigger old problem areas today, but what emerges now may very well need your attention before moving along.
PiscesToday’s Mars-Saturn square reminds you of the reality of a situation, dear Pisces. There can be a slowdown or delay to manage. Blockages most likely relate to your social life or the desire to branch out. If it’s possible, it might make sense to put a problem to the side temporarily if it’s not budging. The Sun is currently shining its light on your deeper feelings and needs. While this is a useful and empowering process, the Sun’s problematic aspect with Chiron can find you struggling with some insecurities or uncertainties related to your income, talents, or what you have to offer. Through loaded interactions with others, you can learn a lot about yourself. Many people are a little sensitive or sore now, alerting you to the need to address problem areas before they grow further.
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.