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Today, December 8th, 2023, our emotions have a higher chance of boiling over if we aren’t careful. The Moon in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn at 8:04 p.m. EST, and the transit is bringing pent-up feelings to the surface that may feel more difficult to control than usual—a slow burn that can’t take keeping the peace anymore. It’s easier to become swept up in the emotion, but that doesn’t mean you should.
Later, at 10:31 p.m. EST, the Moon moves into Scorpio introspective, fixed Scorpio, making us feel a little more withdrawn and reflective after the tumultuous day we’ve had.
Check your sign below (Rising and Sun!) to see what today has in store for you!
Intense discussions/emotions surrounding inequality in your relationships/work environment are on the agenda tonight, Aries. With the Moon in your 7th House of Relationships forming a square to Pluto in your 10th House of Career and Public Image, some feelings about work and relationship dynamics that you’ve been harboring may feel more raw than usual, but letting your anger get the best of you won’t solve your problems. Later, when the Moon moves into your 8th House of Intimacy and Shared Resource, you could be craving deeper connection and have some intense mood shifts. Find a way to let out the pent-up energy without hurting anyone—but don’t be afraid to let loose a little.
Tensions surrounding imbalance in your routines and habits limiting your ability to pursue expansion is on your mind today, Taurus. With the Moon in your 6th House of Habits, Routines, and Wellness forming a square to Pluto in your 9th House of Philosophy, Higher Education, and Travel, you’re likely feeling limited and repressed, and you’re at the breaking point. Take a deep breath and remember that you have all the time in the world to change your habits and start a new routine—tomorrow is a new day. Later, when the Moon moves into your 7th House of Relationships, seeking comfort but feeling intensity towards your relationships will be holding more of your attention. Try to enjoy being in the company of those you love—it could help lighten the emotional weight.
Explosive emotions are on the table as hidden aspects of your personal life could show up during this transit. Inheritance regarding family members could bring about some volatile reactions, or taboo/personal things about yourself could be unintentionally exposed when you’re trying to be relaxed or reckless. It’s best to keep emotions in check, even if it means walking away—it’s not worth the damage you can cause if you lash out. When the Moon shifts into Scorpio later in the night, you may feel more introspective and withdrawn, so take time to care for yourself.
It could be a tense night in your home, Cancer—especially involving your family and relationships. As the Moon in your 4th House of Home and Roots squares Pluto in your 7th House of Relationships, some emotions could boil over in terms of the way you’re handling your current relationships—your relatives may take issue with the people you spend time with or the way they have treated you (or how you treated them), and are more likely to be vocal on the subject tonight. It’s easy to be defensive, but try to slow down and think before reacting too harshly, especially if it seems to be coming from a well-intended place. When the Moon moves into your 8th House later in the night, you could feel more withdrawn to reflect on the relationship dynamics you’re currently in—are they what you want them to be?
Work/life balance is taking a toll on you, Leo, and frustration is more than likely to come to a head this evening once the Moon in your 3rd House of Communication squares Pluto in your 6th House of Habits, Wellness, and Routines. You knew that this current form of scheduling wasn’t sustainable, and now you’re feeling more vulnerable than ever at how much of your life is consumed by what “needs” to be done over what you’d like to do. You may feel sensitive from those in your inner circle pointing this out to you, but think before you start attacking them for their opinions. You know you need to make some changes. When the Moon shifts into your 4th House of Home and Roots, it’s time to give yourself a real break and time to rest instead of powering through once again.
Finances may feel like a sensitive subject today, Virgo, especially when you’re trying to plan enjoyable experiences that you’ve earned. The Moon in your 2nd House of Income and Values forms a square with Pluto in your 5th House of Pleasure and Creativity, causing some tension as you feel the purse strings tighten while you’re trying to enjoy life on your terms. Money is easily one of the more stressful topics that can lead to arguments, so be sure you’re not taking your feelings out on the wrong people. When the Moon shifts into your 3rd House of Communication and Community later that night, you could begin to feel a desire for deep discussions that take you out of your head—you don’t have patience for small talk tonight.
Emotions may come to a head this evening about how you fit in your family, Libra. With the Moon in your 1st House of Self and Identity forming a square to Pluto in your 4th House of Home and Roots, you could be feeling a bit of an identity crisis—or at least, feeling like who you are doesn’t belong in your family unit. You could feel deeply sensitive towards any remarks aimed at your appearance or the way you present yourself, but it isn’t worth lashing out just to get the last word in. When the Moon moves into your 2nd House of Income and Values, you may feel more withdrawn as you reflect on the things most important to you—it’s worth reminding yourself of what truly matters.
It’s difficult feeling misunderstood, Scorpio, and tonight may feel more intensely personal on the subject than usual. With the Moon in your 12th House of Subconscious and Secrets squaring Pluto in your 3rd House of Communication, opportunities for you to feel unseen or misunderstood could lead to an emotional breakdown or, at the very least, some significantly hurt feelings. Know that sometimes these things happen unintentionally, and your feelings are valid, but be careful not to lash out, thinking you’ll feel better. Once the Moon moves into your 1st House of Self and Identity, you may feel more soothed and prone to some much-needed self-care, so take some time for yourself tonight and tomorrow.
Today could hold some pressure to go all out trying to keep up with your friends and colleagues, Sagittarius. With the Moon in your 11th House of Friendships and Networking squaring Pluto in your 2nd House of Income and Values, there could be tension surrounding what the cost is to comparing and keeping up with those around you—and emotions may rise to the surface quicker than you’re anticipating. Remember that you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash, especially if you don’t have it, to impress the people worth connecting with. Your opportunities will come, but not if you’re resenting others for having what you don’t. When the Moon moves into your 12th House later that night, you can take the time to decompress and sit with the heavy emotions you’ve been holding in—writing them down could help release some of the weight.
You may feel some emotional turmoil tied to your job (and its reflection on you) today, Capricorn. As the Moon in your 10th House of Career and Public Image forms a square to Pluto in your 1st House of Self and Identity, the desire to make some rash decision—like emailing your boss what you really think of them or making a post on socials about how much you can’t stand that one coworker—aren’t going to give you the satisfaction you’re hoping for, and will do much more harm than good. If you need to get some things off your chest, write it all down in a journal, or later, when the Moon moves into your 11th House of Friendships and Networking, you may feel the pull to call your friends and get all the pent-up frustration off your chest (just make sure you’re talking to people you can trust).
You may need to confront some deep-seated beliefs you’ve been harboring today, Aquarius. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all can struggle with bias and releasing ideas taught to us when we were younger—and there are some you’ve likely been struggling to let go of because of the shame. With the Moon in your 9th House of Philosophy, Higher Education, and Travel forming a square to Pluto in your 12th House of Subconscious and Secrets, you may feel emotionally combative when confronted or called out on the bias you’re still holding. It’s hard to break old habits, but no one believes in transforming and starting again like you, so try to embrace the criticism rather than defend or make excuses.
Some things you have been keeping quiet may try to come to the surface today, Pisces, but it’s all in how you handle the aftermath that counts. With the Moon in your 8th House of Intimacy and Shared Resources forming a square to Pluto in your 11th House of Friendships and Networking, it’s possible a well-intentioned friend or colleague could let some info slip that you preferred to keep under wraps—especially involving topics surrounding family or money. While having things exposed isn’t fun for anyone, blowing up at those around you won’t change the circumstances, so it’s best to keep your head up and maybe choose to go out later and distract yourself—especially when the Moon enters your 9th House of Philosophy, Higher Education, and Travel later that night.