AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
I don't know when it last happened but its surprisingly regular, it's just that this time it coincides with Mars' opposition to earth and an almost full moon, it means that it is more visible with the naked eye.
In all odds the red star probably was Mars, without a telescope it can be difficult to tell stars and planets apart, especially Mars, due to red shift tinting light to a reddish colour and atmospheric aberration causing both to appear to shimmer or twinkle but as a general rule the visible planets are far closer than most stars and so are not moving away as rapidly therefore they typically appear brighter than most stars.
I've never actually seen Jupiter as anything other then red. I've been watching Jupiter change within our view in the northern hemisphere for the past three months, its been confirmed after several people have called in asking about a red star around or near the moon, which through telescopes is Jupiter.
With my eyesight, the color isn't that of a red-brown, its a light red, but no cream.
You can typically tell stars and planets apart in the night sky by the way that stars twinkle while planets do not.
Stars twinkle due to our atmosphere jumping the light of which back and forth.
The stars are moving away, yes, but we see them as they were thousands of millions of years ago.
Light speed, baby.
Ok I'm not great at describing colours but my point is that Mars appears more red then Jupiter on earth. Planets will also twinkle due to the atmospheric aberration and is particularly noticeable in the when the planet is seen a short distance above the horizon. I don't think you understood my point of the relative astrological movement, the faster something moves away the more the light waves emitted are stretched and less light remains within the visible spectrum and so most of it filtered out in the higher atmosphere. I wasn't sure which planet it was people were seeing so I looked it up, Jupiter from the United Kingdom was not visible last night at the same time as the moon (so it wasn't visible at all as the sun over powers it) the only few that were for any length of time were Mars, Saturn and Uranus. Of these the only one that is almost, for lack of a better word, in 'phase' of the moon was Mars