- The Moon is in Aquarius until 12:42 AM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- The void Moon period continues until 12:42 AM today (since yesterday at 8:33 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 3rd, and the Full Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury stations and turns retrograde today (Mercury is retrograde from September 9-October 2).
- Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, Pluto Rx, and Chiron Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesIt’s not straightforward to harmonize today, dear Aries. A lack of synchronicity right now can interfere in minor but irritating ways. Patience is necessary, and it makes sense to step back if you feel uncomfortable. While you could experience some self-doubt regarding your work or tasks, it’s a small obstacle. Confidence in your ability to handle your daily affairs is building. Tame the tendency to think that the bigger you go, the better. Extravagances are unlikely to satisfy, so it’s best to keep things simple. Mercury begins its retrograde later today, and this cycle will last October 2nd. Until the 23rd, this cycle impacts your close personal relationships most, and then after the 23rd, work or health matters. You may be looking back or turning to the past, whether this is about rehashing old topics or revisiting a past relationship.
TaurusRestlessness can underscore much of what you do today, dear Taurus, if you allow it. There is a tendency to plan poorly or to overreach with Venus and Jupiter in a minor challenging aspect. It can be difficult to settle on one thing or the other, but indecision may end up being a good thing since judgment can be off right now. Aim to work on releasing yourself from something from the past that is preventing you from enjoying the moment. Mercury begins its retrograde later today, and this cycle will last until October 2nd. There can be delays or misunderstandings in your daily affairs or work. Rethinking or reworking work projects that you thought were complete can figure strongly.
GeminiMercury stations and turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, and a Venus-Jupiter challenge suggests some misunderstandings or indecision, but it’s temporary. Restlessness can lead to overcompensation. Poor choices and planning may result, but taking extra time for self-understanding can help you overcome this minor bump in the road. With Venus in your home and family sector, you may prefer to stick with familiar people and things. However, Jupiter in your social sector not only encourages you to socialize but also wants you to take a chance and make changes. Disconnects may result with family or friends, but they may reflect this dichotomy within. Mercury begins its retrograde today and continues until October 2nd. It helps that this cycle begins in a sign that’s harmonious to yours, but there can nevertheless be some inconveniences, turnarounds, or delays related to romance, creative projects, and communications. Later, you may be dealing with home-related delays.
CancerWith today’s transits, it’s a good idea to aim to center yourself rather than scatter your energy, dear Cancer. As excited as you may be about an idea, it’s not the best time to share or present it. You may not get the reception or appreciation you’d like with Venus and Jupiter in an awkward angle to one another. As well Mercury turns retrograde today, and with this shift, there can be some confusion or misunderstanding. Avoid the trap of looking outside of yourself too much when assessing your worth. Feel your own accomplishments and avoid comparing them to those of others. Be moderate and disciplined for best results. Mercury is retrograde from today until October 2nd. Communications that are easily taken for granted seem to malfunction in minor but irritating ways. Ideally, these problems lead to creative solutions and detours.
LeoWith today’s Venus-Jupiter aspect, dear Leo, there is a tendency to say yes, fully thinking that you can handle it all. Still, you could overestimate the time and energy you have to fulfill promises. It may be best to avoid exaggeration and try not to add more to your already full plate. You take more pleasure than usual in activities that make you feel secure these days with Venus in your solar second house. At the same time, Jupiter encourages your desire to experience and learn new things. While these seem too divergent to combine, if you genuinely seek them, you can find ways to compromise and satisfy both needs. Be particularly aware of a tendency to overspend. Mercury’s retrograde cycle begins later today, giving you an over three-week window to review your options or rethink plans related to learning, communicating, transportation, and making contacts or connections. You might experience delays due to misunderstood communications, transportation problems or repairs, and possibly computer-related difficulties. However, the changes you make as a result can be creative.
VirgoThe urge to team up and get things done is with you today, dear Virgo. You could be hesitant about putting plans into action, and perhaps rightfully so. Enjoy the process, but wait until your confidence returns before making solid plans. Before committing, make sure you are considering the important details. It may not be easy to see things clearly with today’s transits and Mercury, your ruler, turning retrograde. You might not be getting the appreciation you’re craving, at least not overtly. It’s temporary! Ideally, the adjustments you make now due to a bit of discomfort can improve your life. Mercury is retrograde starting today and lasting until October 2nd. In the coming weeks, it’s best to bring more sensitivity to your communications and to be patient with delays or incomplete information.
LibraWith today’s transits, dear Libra, it’s best to remember that your perceptions of others are a little fuzzy temporarily so that you don’t get in line for disappointment. You are seeing what you want to see in a friend or lover, and while this can feel like a temporary fix to your mood, it won’t serve you well in the long run. Part of you is seeking some extra downtime, but another part wants company, and it can be challenging to blend both. You may need to give up a pleasure to attend to someone else’s needs, but the rewards can be significant. Mercury turns retrograde later today, and some confusion can occur during this cycle that lasts until October 2nd. For part of this cycle (until the 23rd), Mercury is retrograde in your sign, making it a bit more personal for you. You may sometimes feel misunderstood, and you might benefit from taking a little extra time to ensure you’re clear in your communications. Of course, it’s not all up to you, but it can help to do your part! Decision-making turns inward during this cycle, and intuition tends to win over pure logic; it could take some time to adjust to this shift, but it’s ultimately helpful.
ScorpioWith today’s transits, dear Scorpio, it’s best to watch for a tendency to overdo things. Misjudging someone or a situation is easy, leading to a minor disappointment or mishap. As much as you’d like to be productive, focusing can be difficult. Later today, Mercury stations and turns retrograde, and this shift can add to the confusion or state of limbo. During this cycle that lasts until October 2nd, minor problems may crop up more frequently, and there can be some inconvenient delays or turnarounds. However, the process allows your heart to catch up with your mind, and there can be some creative detours or rethinks.
SagittariusWith Mercury turning retrograde today and some minor challenging aspects in play, dear Sagittarius, it may be best to observe, wait, and see. Promises made today can be hard to keep later, as people, in general, do not see their capabilities clearly right now. You are drawn to others who are idealistic, spirited, and independent at this time, likely because you long to feel free and uninhibited. It’s easy to pour too much of your energy into low-priority efforts. With Mercury, the planet that rules communication and transportation, beginning its retrograde cycle in your sector of friends, dreams, and wishes, you can experience a change of mind or delay in these areas. While this retrograde will continue until October 2nd, Mercury will retreat into your sector of career and reputation from the 23rd forward.
CapricornWhile your enthusiasm runs high in spots today, dear Capricorn, it can swing. With a Venus-Jupiter transit, there’s a tendency to inflate something a little too big, to the point of popping! You may end up taking on more than you can comfortably manage. A big part of you wants to explore; another part is just as into getting comfortable and sticking with familiar people and places. While these two things seem mutually exclusive, you might be able to compromise so that you can enjoy yourself more fully. Mercury’s retrograde turn today also impairs judgment temporarily. The retrograde cycle itself lasts until October 2nd, and there can be some slowdowns or information clogs. It’s a valuable period for catching up by slowing down some areas of your life. However, the shift happening now can feel disorienting today and tomorrow.
AquariusToday, enthusiasm can run high but then dip suddenly, dear Aquarius, with a Venus-Jupiter minor challenging aspect. You could find that timing is a bit off. Having too many balls in the air can prevent you from pursuing a more satisfying line of thought or project. Watch also for see-sawing between a light-hearted and serious approach to your interactions. Ease off temporarily if things are not clicking now. Later today, Mercury turns retrograde for a cycle that lasts over three weeks–until October 2nd. This shift can produce some fuzziness, confusing directions, or key missing information today and tomorrow. However, the retrograde cycle is a good time to look at past decisions and projects with new eyes. There can be inconveniences and slowdowns that may be blessings in disguise as you turn your attention to problems you didn’t know existed but that, once corrected, help you tremendously.
PiscesThere can be a difference in values that interferes in a relationship today, dear Pisces, with a minor challenging aspect between Venus and Jupiter. It’s best to find a balance between responsibility and pleasure-seeking. With this transit, there is some tendency to misjudge or overdo things, and it’s particularly important to avoid excessive people-pleasing and overspending. You could be especially sensitive to something being a little off in a relationship, and it can be tempting to try to quickly put problems behind you rather than address problem areas. With money and belongings, while some disregard of the material world can be worthwhile, too much will end up costing you, at the very least, energy, and perhaps some money. You’re inclined to comfort yourself with extravagances rather than address the real reason for your restlessness. With Mercury turning retrograde later today, you might be giving off the wrong signals, or others don’t interpret the signals correctly! The Mercury retrograde cycle lasts until October 2nd, and it’s a good idea to take extra time to arrive at important decisions or put particularly perplexing problems on hold.
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.