- The Moon is in Scorpio all day.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase.
- We are in between the Full Moon, which happened yesterday in the sign of Libra, and the Third Quarter Moon, which will occur on the 26th.
- The Sun enters Taurus today (the Sun transits Taurus from April 20-May 21).
- Venus enters Aries today (Venus transits Aries from April 20-May 16).
- Jupiter is retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
The Sun leaves your sign and Venus enters it today, dear Aries, creating an interesting dynamic! In many ways, you are done (for now) with innovating, and now you’re ready to settle in, make yourself comfortable, and develop what you already have going. This is the influence of the Sun in your resources sector until May 21st. It’s the time of year for discerning what you need and want, and then working on making these things happen. With Venus entering your sign today, on another level altogther, you are just awakening from a period of hibernation, so to speak. This is most likely about love, pleasure, romance, and enjoyment. Until May 15th, you’re ready to pamper yourself, and others are taking special interest in you. Your most attractive traits seem to be highlighted. Ideally, you’ll find ways to come to a healthy balance. In truth, these influences have more commonalities than we might first think. Most notably, the weeks ahead can be most indulgent ones for you.
The Sun heads into your sign today, dear Taurus. Strive to be the best you can be during the solar cycle starting today that places the emphasis on you, your personal needs, plans, and manner, as this will get you off to a great start for the year ahead. Others tend to follow your lead, or they step aside and allow you to do whatever it is you want to do. Generally speaking, it’s a time for seizing the day, and for shaping your life as you’d like it to be, for being heard and noticed and counted. However, Mercury has just retreated into your private solar twelfth house, and today, Venus does the same, making this year’s Sun in Taurus cycle a somewhat quiet one. The Sun’s transit lasts until May 21st, and the new Venus cycle that begins today will extend until May 16th, and in the weeks ahead, in some ways you are very much on show but in other ways, emotionally distant, which of course, can make you all the more desirable to some.
You are transitioning into a period of your year that will seem to demand more downtime, personal space, and time out for reflection, dear Gemini, and for some of you, it can also be a period of letting go in preparation for new beginnings when the Sun enters your sign next month. This is due to the Sun’s move into your solar twelfth house today, where it will stay until May 21st. Clear your mind as much as possible. If you are shutting the door on a plan or dream, know that you will be opening another to a more authentic life. This solar cycle that starts today brings out the hermit in you to some degree. However, this year as the Sun transits this private area of your chart, much of the time you’ll have Mercury and Venus in your very sociable, connected solar eleventh house (Mercury entered this area a few days ago, and Venus does so today). So while in a general sense you’re winding down and going into preparation mode, a good part of you is keeping on top of things and staying relatively active with others. This Venus transit that begins today is most excellent for developing and enhancing friendships, and will continue with you until May 16th.
The Sun enters your solar eleventh house today, dear Cancer, where it will continue to transit until May 21st. This is a period for prioritizing the connections in your life. You have stronger influence on friends and groups during this cycle, and this in turn boosts your own self-esteem. You are increasingly focused on what makes you happy and your involvement with friends or the community during this cycle. Being a team player will bring the best rewards. This is also a time of year for new ideas and long-term planning, not necessarily for your career, but for happiness goals. Also today, Venus enters your solar tenth house and is a guest here until May 16th. You are bringing extra magic to your work or you get the chance to boost your reputation during this cycle. It’s a good time to make happy connections through your career.
The solar cycle, which begins today and runs for a month, places special emphasis on your career and public life, dear Leo. During this cycle, you put more pride and heart into your professional or social standing and your ability to meet your responsibilities. Doing this part of life well will be more satisfying than usual. In the weeks ahead, you experience a stronger need or desire to perform well, set goals, and getting back on track. Expect higher demands on you at this time of year, both personally and professionally. Despite this power theme, today Venus enters your spirit sector, encouraging an open and adventurous spirit in your love and social lives. This Venus transit runs until May 16th and is most excellent for good humor and personal appeal.
A brand new solar cycle begins today, dear Virgo, and it’s about breaking you out of the usual routine and truly allowing you to feel connected with life and spirit. You will feel refreshed and open to learning and exploring in this cycle that runs until May 21st. You have more courage to pursue your dreams. This can be a time for refreshing your ideals and beliefs or for giving your all to the ones you already have. The search for experiences beyond the ordinary becomes a bigger priority in your life. You may be looking for ways to add to your life experience through travel, learning, mingling, and other forms of adventure-seeking. Anything that expands your understanding of the world around you appeals greatly now.
The Sun enters your solar eighth house today, dear Libra, where it will continue to transit until May 21st. The weeks ahead are excellent for regeneration. It can be a time for reworking your attitude toward yourself and your life in more empowering ways. You’re interested in digging deep and getting to the core of issues rather than only skimming the surface. With this transit, the Sun shines its light on things that are typically hidden from view, and with this perspective, you stand gain wonderful insight into your personal psychology, inner workings, motivations, and desires. Your private world assumes more importance now, and it can be particularly engaging. You’re inclined, as well to take special notice of the different layers of circumstances and people around you. You may need to take command of financial matters and resources that are shared with a partner or of non-income sources of money and support since this sector of your solar chart rules any resources that are shared with others. Also today, Venus enters your partnership sector and will be a guest there until May 16th, bringing more joy and pleasure to your relationships.
The Sun enters your partnership sector today, dear Scorpio, where it will transit until May 21st. This cycle brings out your need for a different perspective on your life, as well as your innate need for others. You’re taking more pride in a partnership, or perhaps a partnership demands more attention than usual. You’re more willing than usual to adjust and adapt to the needs of key people in your lives. The Sun’s transit in this area of your solar chart serves in many ways to shine a light on how you relate to others on a personal, one-to-one level, and while this may not be the most dynamic times of the year on an indidvidual level, your increased ability to negotiate and compromise strengthens your social life and your concept of self. Also today, Venus enters your solar sixth house until May 16th. There is likely to be a real social flavor to your work or health pursuits and perhaps more enjoyment of your daily routines.
The Sun enters your solar sixth house today, dear Sagittarius, where it will transit until May 21st. This new cycle upon you is excellent for tidying up your life in key ways. You’ll find extra motivation for organizing your daily routines and work environment, as well as for improving your health. It’s a busy time, although granted, not the most glamorous time of year. The Sun here stimulates your desire to be in charge of your work, and this can express itself in many different ways. You’re taking more pride in your self-care programs, too, and you’re putting more heart and effort into getting things (or your body) into shape. Even with this workhorse theme, Venus enters your creative sector today, and will stick around there until May 16th. This concurrent transit is very different–it encourages you to let your hair down, enjoy yourself, and do your own thing. Overall, it’s a work-hard play-hard time for you, and it’s likely to work very much in your favor if you don’t push yourself or go over your limits.
The month ahead brings good energy and inspiration for creative efforts, relationships with children, and romance, dear Capricorn. The Sun moves into your solar fifth house today, and will transit this area of your chart until May 21st. Emotionally, you are inspired and motivated to express yourself in unique ways. You are especially willing to take chances, and you might pay more attention to personal hobbies or recreation and entertainment. During this self-expressive period, you thrive on others’ feedback and good vibes, and you are more openly affectionate and playful. To help this transit along, you might consider tuning into your needs for entertainment, self-expression, romance, hobbies, and creative outlets. Your urge to create and share is powerful. Creative projects might be renewed or refreshed. Even so, Venus moves into your home and family sector today, and will stick around there until May 16th, and this concurrent transit is not as expressive or outgoing. In love particularly, your needs are simpler–you’re preferring all that’s quiet and familiar.
The Sun enters your home and family sector today, dear Aquarius, where it will transit until May 21st. In the weeks ahead, you’ll be pouring more heart and pride into your family and personal life. Worldly ambitions, in a general sense, tend to take a backseat now. You are tending to the hearth, and deriving security from the familiar. It’s a good time to get grounded and centered, as well as to refuel and build up your confidence. Give extra attention to your loved ones and to your home and domestic routines now for best results. While outside interests and responsibilities are still important, this is a time for honoring your need for some familiarity or routine. Personal relationships require a softer approach. Also today, however, Venus moves into your communications sector, and you’ll want to keep your mind busy , as well as connected well enough to friends, during this period of overall rest and replenishment.
You’re transitioning into a busier, more engaging period with the Sun’s move into your communications sector today, dear Pisces, where it will transit until May 21st. During this cycle, reaching out, learning, and connecting jump to the top of your priorities. This is a time for learning new things, branching out, and making contact. In your daily life, you are likely to experience more communication, movement, and activity in general. You’ll find it a particularly good time for taking up new studies or interests, as well as for sharing your ideas with others. It’s a time for keeping up (or catching up) with others, as well as for dabbling in various projects or otherwise putting your feelers out for new ideas. Venus also changes signs today, moving into your resources sector for a stay until May 16th. You’ll find this a good cycle for making money, although not always perfect for money management.
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.