- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Monday, May 16th, at 1:32 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- A First Quarter Moon occurred on the 13th, and a Full Moon will occur on May 21st.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 28-May 22).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Times are EDT
This is a strong day for keeping busy and enjoying yourself as you tend to important chores, dear Aries. Good connections can be made with people related to finances, work, or health, such as co-workers, employers, bankers, and health-care officials. There is some tendency to become wrapped up in disagreements today, however, about ideas, beliefs, or the past, which can be stimulating if it’s kept at a level of debate, but may not be worth your time if you become worked up.
This can be a day in which you feel that you can overcome blockages, dear Taurus. Others tend to support you or they step out of the way to let you do pretty much as you please. The Moon is in fellow Earth sign, Virgo, all day, and this position tends to stimulate your creative and romantic impulses. You are also experiencing a Venus-Node trine involving the same areas of your solar chart, and this boosts your appeal and desire to connect or express yourself even further. A boost in popularity is possible now.
There is a strong attraction to quiet time, relaxation, and familiar settings today, dear Gemini. There can also be much benefit from activities that connect you with your feelings and those you love and care about. For some, there can be rewards in interactions with family, health care workers, and counselors today. Career or outside responsibilities can be a little tricky today, and plans may not seem quite as doable, or you could find that a partner isn’t getting behind your goals. This may very well be temporary, so avoid making important decisions based on perceptions in the moment.
While there may be some disagreements on goals or clashing desires experienced today, dear Cancer, overall it’s a good day for connecting with people who are supportive and helpful. You’ll find that diplomacy takes you far today as Venus and the North Node connect harmoniously in your social and communication sectors. Mutually beneficial relationships are in focus now. Artistic and romantic endeavors are favored. You are attracted to, and attracting, people with progressive ideas and attitudes right now.
Today is strong for finding your center, dear Leo, and also for paying stronger attention to the material side of your life. Taking care of your business, money, and valuables can be in stronger focus today. Connections with people related to business, government, and banks can be especially beneficial now. You might also be connecting well with current partners and friends, and bonding over shared basic values or business ideas. However, there may be a disagreement or inner conflict regarding the depth of a commitment today.
You can be working very well on emotional energy and enthusiasm today, dear Virgo. The Moon is in your sign all day, bringing feelings and connections into stronger focus. The desire to answer to some of the desires that you’ve set aside or overlooked can be strong now. It’s a strong time to pursue goals that contribute to a sense of future growth. Your outlook is positive and productive. There can be favorable connections made with others, particularly related to finances, legal affairs, publishing, and education. There can be some tendency, however, to disagree about domestic matters or partnership with people close to you. From conflicting desires or goals, however, you might end up understanding your own needs better.
You are drawn to quiet, private time today, dear Libra. The Moon is undercover in your solar chart, suggesting that you’re in a better position going about your business under the radar. Even so, this is a good time to make connections with others, particularly related to emotional health, such as counselors, and to finances and intimacy. You can experience a powerful draw to someone on an intimate level now. There can be some tendency now, however, to question recent goals related to learning and connecting. Rethinking a project may be in order.
This can be an easygoing day when it comes to relationships and making connections that benefit you, dear Scorpio. For some, this can be a lucky period for love and friendship. You are cooperating with others and they are returning the favor. As well, you tend to more readily attract people who are supportive or who promote your own happiness goals. There can be a creative agreement now. This can also be a good time to receive assistance, whether material or through insight and moral support, for your goals.
There may be a feeling that others, particularly family, are not on the same page as you regarding your personal goals and desires today, dear Sagittarius. Disagreements in this regard occurring now might ultimately help you to clarify what it is that is truly important to you – you will be in a better position to separate the wheat from the chaff. This can also be a strong time for making connections on practical levels, particularly with people related to career, work, health, and business goals. You have something to offer, and others tend to offer encouragement or insight that helps you.
You can be feeling creatively inspired and especially positive in your outlook today, dear Capricorn. This is a good time for making connections with others, particularly related to, or benefiting, romance, creativity, publishing, writing, legal affairs, entertainment, and education. The Moon and the Moon’s North Node connect in your sector of adventure, travel, and vision, bringing your desire for more meaning to your life into stronger emotional focus. The desire to connect with people who encourage your spirit and vision is strong now, and with the Moon reaching out to Venus today, there is a good chance you’re in the position to share and interact in pleasing, beneficial ways.
There is a strong focus on your inner world, intimate relationships, and connections with family today, dear Aquarius, and you might find that people closest to you are your biggest supporters right now. Helpful connections might be made with others related to finances, real estate, home initiatives, family, and intimacy. This can be a great time to meet with counselors and advisers for some of you. There can be open lines of communication with in both personal and business relationships. Instincts are generally good now. Emotional bonds can be strengthened. You’ll find that others tend to cooperate more than usual today.
This can be another good day for cooperating with others, dear Pisces. Good feelings tend to be reciprocated, and you may feel especially supported regarding your ideas and interests. There can be a strong sense of mutual harmony and a general boost in feelings of peace and security with and through others. Connections that revolve around or support education, personal interests, communications, and transportation might be made now. For some, siblings, classmates, or neighbors can be in stronger focus. However, when it comes to career or business goals, there can be clashing desires and ideas to deal with before going forward. Ultimately, conflicts arising now in this regard will help clarify your true desires and goals.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
If Your Birthday is May 15th, If Today is Your Birthday full horoscope here.
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 (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 1:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 4:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 6:20 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. It’s important to be patient now.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 9:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying. We are alert, observant, and our memory is good.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 11:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 1:53 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 4:20 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth. Love is grand! Affection, love, and romance are in the air.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 4:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting North Node
A time to embrace new opportunities for emotional growth. Accept challenges. New attachments, relationships, connections. Success may come through dealings with women or with the public. A time to consider your priorities vis a vis home and family and the outside world. Sensing current moods and trends. Fated meetings or connections.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 4:40 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 9:16 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Cer
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 10:16 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Uranus
There can be vague insecurity stimulated now, as we feel a little out of control faced with unpredictable events or feelings. There may be a conflict between a desire for familiarity and comfort, and the need for a change or excitement.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 2:35 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Pll Ves
Description: Transiting Venus Parallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 7:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Tri Nod
Description: Transiting Venus Trine Transiting North Node
This can be a time when we are more agreeable, or come into the company of people who we harmonize with, connect well with, and who tend to be good for us. We might feel we are lucky with money or in affairs of the heart. Fortunate connections might be made now.
Date & Time: 15 May 2016 6:41 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Sqr Pal
Description: Transiting Mars Square Transiting Pallas
Plans temporarily seem less doable, or enthusiasm blows out of steam. Avoid hasty decisions now.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 15th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 7°56′ Applying
We are supportive, cooperative, open, genuine, and more relaxed than usual.
TRINE MERCURY Orb 1°17′ Separating
Our hearts or emotional needs and our minds seem to be cooperating, and we are able to communicate effectively. It’s a good time for publicity, marketing, writing, and studying.
TRINE VENUS Orb 1°56′ Applying
We tend to seek out harmony, balance, and beauty. Love, romance, decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth, but there could also be some appeasement, tact, and diplomacy.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 3°59′ Separating
We want to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top, however.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°51′ Separating
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is important now.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 5°29′ Separating
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 0°00′ Separating
We can be quite focused now, driven by our goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind us. We might happily pour ourselves into a current passion or interest, and could find it easy to get to the bottom of things.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 7°09′ Applying
We may be projecting our own issues onto others now, and could be defensive or feel that others are insensitive to our feelings and needs. We might experience a conflict between wanting to be close to others and desiring to prove our independence, making intimacy a challenge right now.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 2°19′ Applying
There is a stronger drive or need to be around others, to share ourselves, and to belong.
THE SUN IN TAURUS
You are a reliable and solid individual. You have a strong need for stable routine and security. You can be stubborn. Others can rely on your down-to-earth nature.
26TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Nasal bone
Sabian Symbol: A spaniard serenading his senorita.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 5°59′ Applying
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
OPPOSITION MARS Orb 8°50′ Applying
You find that your sense of identity is constantly being challenged. As a young child parent figures opposed you and you fought back. Now as an adult the battle continues with other authority figures. You need to learn the difference between assertion and aggression.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°46′ Separating
You will be able to help others with your ability to understand their pain.
MERCURY IN TAURUS
You place importance on traditional knowledge. You learn in a slow, methodical and hands-on manner. You stick to old ideas and may fear having to learn anything new.
17TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Thyroid gland and tonsils
Sabian Symbol: A symbolical battle between `swords’ and `torches’.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 3°14′ Separating
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 2°42′ Applying
Good judgment. Taking in the full picture. Speculative thought. Positive thinking. Interest in learning. Teaching.
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 1°33′ Applying
Delays, uncertainty, or second-guessing ideas and decisions can slow us down. Adjustments or reassessments may need to be made now, particularly related to important and realistic details that need our attention. Communications may miss the mark.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°17′ Separating
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas.
VENUS IN TAURUS
For you romance and reliability go hand in hand. You approach relationships slowly and steadily, looking for someone who will prove solid and secure. You enjoy sensuality, and are reliable with finances.
20TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Occiput
Sabian Symbol: Wisps of clouds, like wings, are streaming across the sky.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE JUPITER Orb 5°56′ Separating
You have a talent for putting other people at their ease. Your natural enthusiasm is contagious. Your larger-than-life schemes have a habit of always paying off.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°56′ Separating
We’re a better judge of value right now — who and what are important to us. We might see one another, and our relationships, in a different light. We could reconnect with someone or improve an existing bond. We could be up for a challenge now. Increased insight in relationships, with money, and in business.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
5TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right femoral artery
Sabian Symbol: An old owl up in a tree.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
14TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Cystic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A family tree.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°08′ Applying
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 1°30′ Separating
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°59′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 6°19′ Applying
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017)
15TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right iliac vein
Sabian Symbol: The ground hog looking for its shadow.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 2°38′ Applying
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
23RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Muscles of mastication
Sabian Symbol: A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but Veiled load.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 7°49′ Applying
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
ASPECTS OF CHIRON
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 4°49′ Separating
You have a tendency to become stuck in a mire of self-pity, seeing only the pain and suffering in life. You need to develop the caring and sensitive side of your nature for the good of others.
VESTA IN TAURUS
You have the ability to work in a stable and persistent manner. You are committed to working in a comfortable and predictable manner. You need to avoid becoming inflexible.
30TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Trapezius muscle
Sabian Symbol: A peacock parading on an ancient lawn.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
4TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of left foot
Sabian Symbol: Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
4TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Testicles, right side of uterus
Sabian Symbol: A youth holding a lighted candle.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
12TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Tongue
Sabian Symbol: A flock of wild geese.
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
20TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Bile duct
Sabian Symbol: An automobile caravan.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
20TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A table set for an evening meal.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 15 May 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 25°Ta14 +19°04′
Cnj 24°Ta24 CAPULUS— Male, sexual and/or aggressive
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp18 -20°53′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Ves 29°Ta31 +16°37′
Cnj 00°Ge12 ALCYONE Mystical but judgmental.
Aspects to Pal 03°Pi56 +11°38′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals