- The Moon is in Gemini until 11:31 PM, after which the Moon is in Cancer.
- The void Moon occurs from 1:26 PM to 11:31 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 5th in the sign of Aries, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 12th.
- Jupiter stations retrograde today (Jupiter is retrograde from April 10th to August 11th).
- 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:
Jupiter begins its yearly four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Aries, and you might experience some initial and natural waning of enthusiasm if you’ve been overdoing certain pursuits. This is only until you adjust to this inward-turning Jupiter energy. Once you do, you’ll recognize this period as strong for understanding what truly motivates and enthuses you. Some of the faith you’ve been nurturing may seem to drop away, but only just enough for you to see your plans in a different, more realistic light. You might choose to return to old studies and projects to your benefit. Today, you may learn something advantageous, perhaps some insight into what to eliminate in your life in order to move forward. You have more conviction about your ideas and perceptions right now. Information coming in is empowering, or at least, the truth is!
Jupiter has been transiting your intimacy sector for several months, dear Taurus, and today, turns retrograde for four months. This cycle suggests the need to redirect some of your energies away from a partnership or a strong focus on others. There may be the need to slow down or moderate shared finances or debts. If you’ve been overspending or over-borrowing, or otherwise too dependent on others for your happiness, then this is a time for bringing things back into balance. Recognize that there is a time for pushing things forward and for riding the wash, observing, and reflecting. Returning to old projects can be successful. Today, there can be more depth to both your conversations and your personal ideas or musings.
Jupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Gemini. This affects your partnerships and negotiations, and in these areas, you may be looking back before moving forward. It’s a period for taking a more realistic look at current projects and for developing them instead of expanding or taking on more. If you’ve been going hard with supporting others and now need some independence, consider gentle ways of getting to the right balance. You may be returning to old connections now. Today, you’re using your resources intelligently. This can also apply to intimate relationships, as you see things on a whole new level and could find an opening where the doors appeared to be closed in the past. You might uncover useful facts that previously eluded you.
Jupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Cancer, and this turnaround occurs in your work sector. Enthusiasm for work projects and health endeavors is still in place, but you may begin to see areas of excess that require toning down and adjusting. This cycle helps you pace yourself and gain perspective. While it can be discouraging at first, it’s, in fact, for practicing some moderation. This can be a time for doing editing work, review, and research. Try not to take on more and instead focus on what you’ve already begun. Today, you’re in good shape for setting goals and gaining new insights into a special person in your life. Conversations with others can be very enlightening, particularly those that address long-term goals or the future. You have a little more courage to look at–or for–the truth.
Jupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde today, dear Leo, pointing to the need to moderate yourself, especially if you’ve been expanding too big or paying too much attention to romance, emotional drama, or solo creative projects. Some detachment can be healthy now. Some de-emphasis of the pursuit of pleasures and entertainment can be practical now. Besides, it can be a good time for finding something lost or reviving old projects or hobbies. Today is strong for putting something into order, managing details, seeing a new layer to a situation, deep conversations, and for working towards health or work goals. It’s easier to focus on what truly matters to you. Ideas or conversations today can help wrap things up or expand your understanding of a matter.
Jupiter’s transit of your home and family sector will continue until December, dear Virgo, and this can bring sweet rewards and benefits to your personal life. Today, Jupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde cycle, and it’s a natural time for slowing down and pacing yourself. This period is excellent for balancing out recent excess or extravagance, although it may feel slightly deflating at first. Treat delays as opportunities to make necessary tweaks. Rather than taking on more projects or expanding, it makes more sense to attend to those already on the go. Despite the possible disorientation of the shift itself today, you are likely to feel more directed and effective with a Mercury-Pluto aspect today. The desire to put something behind you is strong, so that if you need to let go to move your life forward, now is a good time to resolve to cut ties. Or, you might learn something that is empowering now.
Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Libra, and will continue to move in retrograde motion until August 11th. While there continues to be good energy for learning, studies, communications, and transportation in your life, some de-emphasis, review, or toning down in these areas is appropriate and beneficial now. It may be wise to slow down the taking on of new interests and projects and to focus on enjoying and developing what you already have going. It’s not the time to abandon plans, but rather for making refinements. Today, you can feel especially motivated to work hard to boost your family income or your ability to recreate your home living environment. The focus is on getting organized.
Jupiter is retrograde starting today and running until August 11th, dear Scorpio, and the months ahead are suitable for reassessing some of your projects or for slowing your roll by working on the development of existing projects rather than taking on new ones. There can be some waning enthusiasm or simply de-emphasis in business, spending, and money matters in general. However, as you adjust to the retrograde period, you’ll recognize that this is a strong time for pacing yourself and judging how much time and energy are required for your projects or plans. Today, communications and learning endeavors are likely to be especially successful with stronger focus and motivation. Information incoming or conversations shared now can be inspiring or empowering.
Jupiter turns retrograde today, dear Sagittarius, and while it continues to transit your sign and stimulate enthusiasm and optimism, some of this is now turning inward during this four-month retrograde cycle. It’s a good time to tame excess and overreaching–essentially, pace yourself! If you’ve been overdoing the seeking of freedom, this is the time to make adjustments that bring you a little closer to earth. Returning or relaunching past endeavors can be particularly beneficial now, and certainly cutting back on the taking on of new extracurricular projects is a good idea. Today, thoughts, conversations, or musings especially with or about a partner or family can be especially enlightening. It’s a time for boosting your home life with a practical improvement or item that makes your life just a little better.
Jupiter’s retrograde starts today and ends August 11th, dear Capricorn, and encourages you to reassess certain goals and projects that have taken up too much of your time and energy. If you’ve been a little too reclusive for your own good or if you’ve been so busy taking care of others that you’re ignoring your own needs, then this is a time for taking steps to balance the scales. There can be distinct benefits to returning to old projects, ventures, and investments, while brand new ones may be slow to get started. Today, your eye for details and your progressive mindset will contribute to success.
Jupiter begins its four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Aquarius. It’s a natural time of the year for some introspection, slowing down, and review. While Jupiter’s transit of your solar eleventh house continues to benefit your social life and spirit of involvement until December, this four-month window presents an excellent time to restore some balance. If you have too many ideas or projects on your plate, for example, this is a good time to prioritize and pace yourself. Reconnecting with old friends and dreams can be highly beneficial. Today is useful for research, planning, and observing. You may be able to get to the truth or the heart of a matter.
With Jupiter beginning its four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Pisces, it makes sense to pace yourself or tone down areas where you’ve been overdoing. Until August 11th is an excellent period for editing and refining current projects and for finding rewards in old ventures. Some de-emphasis of ambitious plans gives you the chance to pay more attention to your personal life. It’s a better time for reaping the rewards of recent successes and focusing your energy on those projects already in progress rather than taking on new ventures. Today, someone may be your emotional anchor, and you could feel a stronger sense of purpose as a result. There is more sincerity in conversations, and you’re able to speak with more conviction as you gain clarity.
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.