- The Moon is in Scorpio until 11:59AM after which the Moon is in Sagittarius.
- The Moon is void until 11:59AM.
- We are in between the Full Moon, which happened on the 19th in the sign of Libra, and the Third Quarter Moon, which will occur on the 26th.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Taurus (the Sun transits Taurus from April 20-May 21).
- Venus spends its first full day in Aries (Venus transits Aries from April 20-May 16).
- Jupiter is retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Your need for some adventure or new experiences, however big or small, builds today, dear Aries, which seems to go nicely in hand with the recent entry of Venus into your sign. Your ideas are big, as well. This can be a good time for connecting with new and unusual people, expriences, and ideas. This can be a time for feeling a little more confident and comfortable in your own skin. You radiate good energy, and tend to attract positive attention and feedback as a result. You’re truly feeling that you’re making your own luck now.
The Moon continues to highlight your need for others today, dear Taurus, even though your independent solar cycle just kicked off yesterday. The Moon heads into your solar eighth house in the second half of the day, and your need to observe and reflect is stronger than usual, as processing your feelings and recent events seems important now. Rather than pushing forward with new activities, take the time to explore what is on the inside. Allowing yourself to take a step back to reflect will lead to improved choices. This can be a time for seeing a new layer of a situation, perhaps even remembering a past matter differently, and it’s revealing. Popularity and privacy are strong themes in your life now, and today is no exception. It’s an excellent time for enjoying some level of solitude and privacy when you can manage it, as well as for becoming very cozy with your inner world. Ideally, you get to a wonderful place of greater understanding of your past and your deeper feelings about recent events.
The need to support or entertain others is in the forefront today, dear Gemini. Your expectations from life may be higher than usual, but not so high that you’re gearing for a fall, and it makes sense to let this gentle curiousity and optimistic spirit guide the day. You might enjoy a happy agreement with a partner or friend or conversations that please you and make you feel hopeful for the future. Today favors a mature, forthright approach in your dealings. The urge to be around people or to soak up ideas and inspiration from others is strong, and nice opportunities seem to emerge through networks, groups, and friends. There’s something beneficial or valuable related to your social life going on now.
The Moon continues its transit of your creative sector today, dear Cancer, but then moves into your work and health sector, and you’ll find that taking care of business satisfies you most. Idling about could, in fact, make you fretful! You’re likely to feel a strong desire to help or to be of service to others with practical tasks. This is a time for organizing your life in small but essential ways, with a focus on the details, and it’s a time when you thoroughly enjoy piecing things together. Others may bring pleasant surprises to your life. Still, there is something especially pleasurable about accomplishment today with the Moon in your work and health sector harmonzing with both Mercury and Venus is in your reputation and career sector. This may be because you feel good about getting things done or your responsibilitiies are reduced or more pleasant. You are more charming and sociable with the public or on a professional level, so there is a social theme that’s giving you a real boost in your practical life now.
The day may begin a little sleepily, dear Leo, but your mood rises as the day advances. You’re especially willing to share your generous mood with the people around you. It’s a time for fully enjoying and appreciating or making the most of your leisure time. Your magnetism is healthy and a generous spirit is taking hold. You can find yourself quite drawn in by people or topics that are a little different or off the beaten track. At this time, it’s a fabulous period for showing your love for someone through encouraging their sense of freedom and confidence to reach their goals. Of course, allowing them to be exactly who they are can be the best “gift.” The sense that your relationships are growing and improving inspires you today, and in many ways, the weeks ahead.
The day begins in a pleasantly busy way, dear Virgo. You’re likely to find things purring along nicely as you attend to many tasks without needing to make big concessions or compromises. The second half of the day finds you in need of more comfort, familiarity, and quiet with the Moon’s move into your solar fourth house. Take this time to tone things down, and enjoy yourself. The day is also suitable for dealing with home and family matters. The Moon’s lovely trine to Mercury and then Venus today can faciliatate a heart-to-heart. Deeper, more profound relationships are sought out in the coming weeks, and they’re likely to be more rewarding than usual. Resolving differences comes especially naturally. This is a time for processing recent events in your love life, or recent feelings, and making changes that benefit you going forward. It’s a regeneration of sorts happening now.
You’re in a particularly practical frame of mind in the first half of the day, dear Libra. The mood is ripe for accomplishing something, however big or small. The day is likely to get busier as it progresses, and you seem to adapt beautifully to this new energy. You might take an active interest in learning new things and connecting with others. Seek out pleasant activities as much as possible now. This is due to the Moon’s trine to Mercury and Venus, both in your partnership sector, seeming to promise nice rewards for pairing up to enjoy an activity. You’ve just begun a cycle that brings especially warm energy into your relationships. It’s also quite fabulous for attracting friendly people into your life–or one special one in particular. It’s a great time for resolving conflicts and for benefiting from others’ input and help. You appreciate feeling that you have someone to lean on if you need it. Sharing pleasures and activities can be particularly appealing now.
The Moon continues to move through your sign in the first half of the day, dear Scorpio, and you’ll find it quite easy to know what you want and what you like! You are comfortable in your skin, and this endears you to others. As the day advances, you’re more inclined to want to make or build something than to innovate or pioneer. Your emotions steady out, and you’re inclined to focus on your physical and sensual needs more than usual. Use any downtime you can muster up to center yourself and savor the little things before your life speeds up again. Pleasant and fun communications may be part of the day. Attending to your health can be a fun exercise now. Supporting and helping out others brings wonderful intrinsic rewards.
A need for time to cocoon in some manner continues in the first half of the day, dear Sagittarius, after which the Moon enters your sign and emotions need clear channels for expression. You’re especially inclined to reach out to others for acknowledgement and reinforcement, and they are likely to respond in kind, as the Moon in Sagittarius forms beautiful trines to both Mercury and Venus in your creative sector. It’s a great time to meet people or to especially enjoy the company of those you love.
With these planets here now, you’re in exceptional shape for enjoying people and projects in your life. It’s a time for finding your joy. Be sure to mingle and circulate, enjoy yourself, meet people, and share your warmth and confidence. As you do so, your natural talents, strengths, and attractive qualities reveal themselves and people appreciate them more than usual.
Your emotional focus may be on friends, your community, a group, a cause, or a long-term plan in the first half of the day with the Moon in your solar eleventh house, dear Capricorn. By midday, you’ll do well to take a pause from your busy schedule and allow yourself to enjoy the moment. Or, if you need it, this can be a time to cocoon, rest, and reflect with the Moon’s move into your solar twelfth house. You can feel very much in need of calm. Both Mercury and Venus agree and are ready to support you today! Being a bit more self-protective with your feelings can be just fine and even useful now. Today is very strong for sharing fond memories and strengthening a relationship in the process. Forgiveness and compassion are themes in your interactions. Others tend to support your ideas and family can be especially appreciative.
The first half of the day is good for taking care of business, dear Aquarius. You’re in an improved position to assess value. As the day advances, you crave more recreation. In fact, there is friendly energy taking over today that helps ease some of the pressure you’ve been feeling. You’re likely to be more creative and at ease when it comes to expressing yourself, so let the creativity flow! You might feel more comfortable removing yourself from the action or intense situations, but you’re in certain need of intellectual companionship or stimulation, making light conversation an ideal choice now. With Venus now in your communications sector, you seem to know what to say at just the right moment. Others can be especially attracted to your ideas and style of communication. Instead of pushing for answers, Venus waits for them to come or asks for them nicely! During this cycle, you are especially curious about others and particularly interested in sharing your daily activities with a special friend. It’s a good time for enjoying studies and learning, although you might feel a little lazy when it comes to especially serious topics or tasks that require a lot of brainpower just for the time being.
While the day begins somewhat scattered energetically for you, dear Pisces, it shapes up to be quite pleasant. You may be feeling some pressure, largely of the good kind, to take care of business, take the lead, and perform at your best. It’s a good time for cleaning up your act, so to speak, as you are a little more ambitious than usual. You may not have things handed to you today — you’re more likely to need to work for your rewards, but it can be quite satisfying doing so. Today’s energies are wonderful for appreciating the finer things in life, too. Intuition is strong for business ideas – the more creative ones.
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.