- The Moon is in Aquarius until 10:47 AM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- The void Moon occurs until 10:47 AM (since yesterday at 11:01 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Third Quarter phase until 3:13 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 28th, and the New Moon will occur on April 5th.
- No major ones.
- Mercury is direct and is in its post-retrograde shadow phase until April 16th.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
With a Moon-Mars square today, dear Aries, try not to rush matters to a quick conclusion because of impatience. With the Moon’s move into your solar twelfth house, you may instinctively withdraw from challenging or demanding situations. You may be seeking some alone time or extra rest. Even so, Mars has just moved into your communications sector, and while it’s a great transit for stirring up your interest in a variety of things, it can be challenging to get the rest or downtime you need at this time of the lunar month. Demanding people or circumstances may very well find you! If you jump ahead of yourself, you’ll be creating unnecessary tension. Watch also for mental circling and spiraling, which is destructive rather than creative. Aim to confront your fears rather than allow them to drive your decisions and behavior.
With the Moon’s move into your solar eleventh house today, dear Taurus, it’s time to relax some of your ambitions and surround yourself with easygoing activities, friends, or happiness goals. Also today, give thought to your finances and how you can make meaningful changes that free you from worry and limiting attitudes. There can be brooding energy now as Venus and Pluto form a minor tense aspect. Avoid letting fears or insecurities control your actions. Strive to lift yourself above petty disagreements if they happen now. A tendency to bring up the past will not help matters. Your imagination soars today, however, especially as the day advances, and there can be a boost or breakthrough in a friendship matter now.
Responsibilities demand your attention today, dear Gemini, but you can feel divided as you’re also experiencing a strong pull towards your personal interests, plans, and your independence. With the Moon at the top of your chart, it’s time for a check-in with your goals and performance, but there is no need to pressure yourself to do more than what is reasonable at the moment. If there is tension or criticism to deal with now, you might be able to turn it around and let it fuel your motivation to strengthen your position. There can be some tendency to nurse resentments today, but do your best to rise above game-playing. If you need to clear the air, do so, keeping in mind that the current astrological weather inclines us to be more sensitive and reactive than usual. However, there can be a sweet breakthrough moment related to your career or long-term goals to enjoy now.
This is a time in the lunar month for giving your consideration to your long-range goals and plans, dear Cancer. Looking at the bigger picture can soothe you, although today’s energies can be on the tense side at times. When uncertainty prevails, it may be better to avoid the temptation to try to control situations around you as a means of compensation–something that a Venus-Pluto aspect occurring now inclines us to do. There can be difficulties coming to a place of agreement or understanding. Arguments can stem from people expecting one another to read their minds or to intuit what it is they need and want. It may be better to ask, either yourself or someone special, in clear terms. Even so, with people more sensitive than usual, it may be an even better choice to observe, wait, and see. Today does hold some incredible energy for releasing tension if you tap into it. It can be a time for the release of a block related to news, education, or travel.
There can be some reason to keep certain matters to yourself today, dear Leo, and to think more carefully before going forward with important projects. Try not to waste your time worrying about those things you can’t control, however, as there is a real tendency today to dwell on matters that can eat away at you, or to overthink or worry about resources. Buried resentments can emerge, possibly in a disruptive way. Frustrations in relationships can be brewing, but you have all the tools to move past them with a Mercury-Neptune conjunction on its way, exact tomorrow morning. This is the final of three such alignments in recent weeks, and it’s a fine time for a breakthrough or release related to your deeper emotions, intimate relationships, or finances.
The Moon moves into your partnership sector today, dear Virgo, and Mercury and Neptune are heading towards alignment in the same area of your solar chart. It can be a time for focusing on fostering a sense of balance and peace with others and in your personal environment. However, it can take a lot of frustrating trial and error getting to this point — it’s a tall order right now with the Moon in conflict with Mars and a Venus-Pluto aspect temporarily muddying the waters, so don’t feel too badly if you can’t make it happen. The expression “it takes two” applies now. If you feel too dependent on others’ schedules, plans, and needs, take steps to change this, but keep in mind that it can’t happen with a snap of the fingers, so avoid putting too much pressure on yourself to make something happen that quickly. Keep in mind that energies today can point to an overall tendency toward possessiveness. A soft touch is especially important now.
A breakthrough on a matter or incoming news that removes blocks is in the works now, dear Libra, and it’s likely to do with work or health. However, before making commitments right now, adopt a wait-and-see approach today. There is some tension in your communications sectors today, and this can serve as a distraction from good decision-making! Your desire to be useful and helpful is strong right now, but if you are not appreciated for all that you do, you might feel resentful today. The trick is to do it for yourself first and foremost. It’s not necessary to steel yourself up too much, but it would be a good idea to focus on priorities. The motivation to make things work or make things right is strong today so that if you can get past the scattered feeling of the day, you can accomplish much.
You may be swinging from wanting to trust something very much to a somewhat suspicious mindset today, dear Scorpio. The Moon in your solar fifth house of heartfelt pursuits forms a tense aspect with Mars, newly in your intimacy sector, and along with a Venus-Pluto aspect now, there can be the triggering of certain doubts and fears. You may get the feeling that you’ll only face blocks if you try to go after what you want today, and you may be right, but it’s very temporary. Signals can get crossed in love matters, and emotions are up and down. It’s important not to push an issue too far. If you’ve been holding on to resentment, it might surface now, perhaps unexpectedly. A Mercury-Neptune alignment, however, seems to promise a breakthrough or release. There can be good news on a matter now.
Buried resentments can be popping up seemingly out of the blue today, dear Sagittarius, but just as unexpectedly, a solution can emerge now. With the Moon’s move into your solar fourth house today, it’s not the most outgoing of days in the lunar cycle, and while you are more emotionally invested in your personal life, it’s an area where there is likely to be more intensity than usual. Mind you, if you’re feeling frustrated with your domestic situation, it can serve to motivate you to make valuable changes to improve things. However, it may be best to look for ways to lighten your load instead of taking on something new. Worries about security or finances today could be at the root of tensions in relationships. As well, concern and frustration can lead to inventive solutions, especially as we get closer to a Mercury-Neptune alignment, exact tomorrow, that helps us let go of tension.
With a Venus-Pluto minor challenge and a Moon-Mars square, dear Capricorn, watch that you don’t read too much into situations today that you get into a bad mood. It can be difficult to pull your mind out of a spiraling loop today, but it’s important to try to do so. If you need to sort something out, take the time to do so. These aspects can certainly stir up resentments, fears of missing out, or interpersonal problems. Frustrations emerging now tend to have a deeper root than what appears to be the case on the surface of things. Fortunately, we’re also closing in on a Mercury-Neptune alignment that helps you release tension, perhaps through some good news. Thinking and musing can lead to creative places.
Emotions tend to settle as the Moon moves out of your sign and into your solar second house today, dear Aquarius, but the day is not without its conflict or minor crankiness. Concerns about money or ownership may be involved. Your appetite for material comforts increases today, but so does your desire to bring in more. You’re fine with going your own way, but things are much easier when others are cooperating, so you may want to wait it out. While frustrations stirred today can point to lingering or recurring issues that deserve some attention, you might decide to address them when the atmosphere is not quite so charged. We’re closing in on a Mercury-Neptune alignment, fortunately, that can point to a release from a problem or concern that helps you move on.
The Moon moves into your sign today, dear Pisces, and it brings with it some unacknowledged feelings to the surface. This, of course, can be quite illuminating, but the Moon forms a square to Mars, and it makes sense to watch for an initial overreaction to a situation. Tensions with others may be about power and control rather than the surface topic, or they can stem from having too many balls in the air right now. You are especially sensitive today, and it makes sense to find ways to release the pressure. Fortunately, a Mercury-Neptune alignment is on its way and may very well help with just that! Try not to overthink things. While this aspect doesn’t cancel out the tension, it enables you to gain perspective, and it may very well serve to release you from a worry or obligation that’s been bothering you.
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 (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
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.