- The Moon is in Cancer.
- 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 tomorrow.
- Jupiter is retrograde.
- 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:
Watch for pushing yourself too hard if you’re impatient to reach a goal, dear Aries. It’s best to pace yourself as much as possible. In fact, with Venus and Saturn heading into a harmonious aspect, you can experience an increased love of order, organization, and clarity, and you’re likely to find it an excellent time to take care of business and connect with others in practical ways. Attending to a responsibility towards an important person in your life is possible now, and it can be more comfortable than usual or perhaps quite pleasurable to do so. The day favors steady progress, reliability, and small efforts to secure future endeavors and is not suitable for rash moves or exaggeration.
There can be imbalances between what you want from someone and what they want from you, dear Taurus, but consider that this may be temporary, and that patience will serve you best now. Helping you pace yourself is a Venus-Saturn aspect coming into play today and also influencing tomorrow. You can benefit from meeting a responsibility or for doing some catch-up work. Relationships with friends can settle down, and you can feel that others are more reliable than they have been lately, even though there is some tendency for people to dramatize a matter. You’re in best shape today when your vision is practical, and you are primarily concerned with what is likely to work in the long-term. Slow and steady wins the race today!
A Venus-Saturn connection favors the discussion of practical matters and plans for the future, dear Gemini. It also boosts your judgment of worthwhile projects or investments. However, a Mercury-Jupiter square points to a tendency to blow something out of proportion, particularly news or bits of information. Try to be patient and get the whole picture before drawing conclusions. Otherwise, it’s a good time for looking for help or support if you need it or for handling or managing tricky financial or relationship matters and taking care of business. Try not to succumb to pressure to make a quick decision or to speak/communicate about an issue prematurely.
While there is some tendency to jump too quickly to conclusions today, dear Cancer, for the most part, you can enjoy a pleasant, steady atmosphere around you that is comfortable and satisfying. Clarity may come to a relationship, or you benefit from a helpful and constructive conversation. Old wisdom or experience may come into play. Focus on strengthening ties in the long run and be as patient as possible with others for best results now. It can feel good to consider your commitments and how you might honor them. It’s a day for recognizing the importance and value of trust in our relationships. Attention to strengthening projects and ties in the present can do much for them down the road. The Moon spends the day in your sign, encouraging you to consider and embrace your emotional needs.
While there is some tendency to jump to conclusions prematurely today, dear Leo, you can benefit from a Venus-Saturn aspect that helps you make realistic assessments regarding work, financial, and health matters. It’s easier to see where improvements can be made, as well as to make adjustments with few or no regrets. Under this influence, meeting responsibilities feels satisfying. Old wisdom, or simply good advice from someone you trust, can be applied with success now. Work requiring analysis or research is likely to go exceptionally well. Showing your affections through practical help can be advantageous now.
While a Mercury-Jupiter square influencing the day can prompt some exaggeration or impatience, dear Virgo, we’re also heading towards a Venus-Saturn connection that’s far more practical. You’re likely to find that meeting your responsibilities and obligations, especially to others, comes naturally and easily, and you’re doing so with style and grace. You can be motivated to do right by someone or to offer help or support. There is a strong tendency to show your appreciation or affection for others through practical gestures, and others may be doing the same so that actions are weighing in more heavily than words. You can enjoy making plans and designs now. You’re interested in the practical elements of a creative project and could be considering how to monetize a hobby or talent.
A Venus-Saturn sextile influences the day, dear Libra, and supports practical improvements around the home, in the family dynamic, in your work, or with your health. This can be a time for making solid progress on a home or work project or for enjoying more order and commitment in your personal or domestic life. It’s a good time for editing and tying up loose ends. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, also stimulating your desire to make plans and take care of business. A Mercury-Jupiter square today points to the need to be wary of what you hear, as the picture may not be complete or some facts can be overblown. For best results today, try not to give in to impatience.
Today’s Venus-Saturn sextile is conservative but supportive, dear Scorpio, and helps to settle you in and brings some steadiness that you need now. We’re also influenced by a Mercury-Jupiter square today, however, which can lead to some exaggeration, drama, or misunderstandings, so it’s best to tap into the patience of Venus-Saturn if you can. You may be attending to practical details that help improve or secure relationships and projects. You’re likely to feel especially appreciated, and this helps motivate you further. There can be more to do than usual, but a particular enjoyment of filling your responsibilities and a sense of being “on track” today.
Today’s energies are sound for dedicating yourself to something special, dear Sagittarius, whether it’s a project, plan, or relationship. You can find it easier than usual to enjoy duties or tasks as you’re considering the long-term benefits. The day favors a moderate or conservative approach, although there is some tendency to blow something out of proportion, which is best avoided. Rather than take on more, aim to simplify today. Watch for an issue that is exaggerated. Commitments should be avoided just for now until your energy levels steady out. As well, it can be difficult to know whether to take something lightly or to attach more meaning to it today.
With a Venus-Saturn connection forming, dear Capricorn, you’re in a strong frame of mind. Fulfilling your responsibilities or putting in some extra work can be satisfying. Friends, siblings, neighbors, or classmates can come through for you, and your practical frame of mind may be put to use and appreciated by others. There can be a serious or useful discussion that helps you move forward. It’s a time for getting organized and prepared. This can be a good time for being dutiful with your communications, such as sending out thank you notes or making important phone calls. Even so, you should watch for a tendency for people to dramatize a matter or to draw conclusions before they see the whole picture with Mercury and Jupiter about to form a square aspect. Mental restlessness can stir up some problems now.
With a Venus-Saturn harmonious aspect forming, dear Aquarius, it’s a time for appreciating simple pleasures and comforts rather than for pushing too far or giving in to the feeling that you need more to be happy. Love matters are also mainly influenced by practical considerations today. You feel better if you take a conservative approach now, even though a Mercury-Jupiter square, also in the works and influencing today, would prefer to convince you otherwise! Aim to connect with your basic needs, and you’ll be on the right track. Getting your financial affairs in order can have a positive impact across the board. Tune into optimistic energy, but avoid taking it to impractical levels unless it’s all in good fun.
With Venus and Saturn heading toward a harmonious angle, dear Pisces, this is a fine time overall for appreciating the simpler things in your life. You’re radiating appealing, quiet magnetism, and clarity and a sense of purpose are driving forces now. You might strengthen a bond with a special person in your life through practical support or help. People tend to value you right now! It’s a good time for making a contribution to a group or helping a friend and feeling great for doing so. Or, a new project is motivating now. Even so, there is a Mercury-Jupiter square influencing today, and there can be some tendency to say something too soon or too quickly. Watch for overstating, as well. This is nothing that some self-control and common sense can’t fix. You might decide to think big and then refine your ideas later.
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.