- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- We are in between the Full Moon, which occurred on the 19th, and the Third Quarter Moon, which will happen on the 26th.
- Pluto stations and turns retrograde today (Pluto retrograde is from April 24 to October 3rd)
- Jupiter is retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Aries, and some of your long-term career goals may be up for review until October 3rd. Facing up to truths about the past, and possibly a hard look at financial, career, life path, or intimacy matters, can be part of the picture now. While pressures and fears can be magnified just for a few days, mainly regarding life plan goals, the retrograde cycle itself offers you some ability to detach and observe, and this helps you to gain a clearer perspective. You’re more able to see areas where you’re over-attached, worried, obsessed, or a bit paranoid that have been to your detriment. The coming months are excellent for reworking specific career and planning initiatives, doing the research and legwork, and refining projects. Today’s Capricorn Moon keeps you in an accomplishment frame of mind.
Partnerships require more thought and perhaps strategy with Pluto retrograde starting today and running until October 3rd, dear Taurus. This yearly cycle is excellent for backing off a situation and gaining perspective, although you may, at times, feel a little frustrated as if things are moving a bit too slowly. You can feel driven to let go of falseness in your interactions, and you’re likely to take love matters more to heart. Outwardly, however, you are not as inclined to take action or move things forward. You might also be more reflective when it comes to your personal belief systems or general outlook regarding your future. You may be reassessing, observing, and gaining a new vision of a close relationship, publishing project, educational path, or belief system during the coming five-plus months. Today brings an instructive conversation or someone to your confidence. The Moon spends the day in fellow Earth sign, Capricorn, encouraging any easy emotional flow and good humor.
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Gemini, and this will run until October 3rd. If the give-and-take in a key relationship is out of balance, or if you are worried about the loyalty of a person in your life, these issues can be magnified now with Pluto stationing in your intimacy sector. Health and work matters, especially related to issues of control or fear, can also come into sharper focus with this shift. Over the coming five-plus months, you’d benefit greatly from a review or reassessment of current wellness programs, routines, work projects, power dynamics, intimate relationships, shared assets, or debt. With a healthy level of detachment, you’re in a fabulous position to do some research and information collecting that benefits you. The station occurring today can magnify problem areas, but the retrograde cycle itself is far more natural and comfortable. The Moon transits your intimacy sector today, and this also can bring on a more serious frame of mind than usual. It’s excellent for getting in touch with your true feelings on a matter.
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle, dear Cancer, and as it makes the shift, there can be heavier energy with us as problem areas can be magnified. For you, this can most relate to one-on-one relationships, creative projects, children, or romance. This retrograde cycle, lasting until October 3rd, can prompt the need to review your love relationships. There is a tendency to cling to old patterns or to examine the past rather than to push forward into all-new territory. Aim to detach yourself a little from matters to gain a clearer, more objective perspective. You’re likely to identify areas where you’ve been pushing too hard or overly attached. Today’s Moon points to your social urges strengthening.
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Leo, and with the shift itself, problems areas are magnified related to the areas of your solar chart strongly influenced by Pluto: work, routines, health, family, and home. Even so, going forward and as you grow accustomed to this energy, you’re in a brilliant position to review and reassess these matters as you gain perspective. In fact, you’ll be able to more clearly see where you’ve been over-attached or where you’ve been putting too much pressure on yourself. You take on a more detached, observational role in these areas of life until October 3rd. Research is favored. You might also consider ways to let go of some of the control you want over your routines and work. Today’s Capricorn Moon keeps you focused on tidying your life or shaping up. It feels good to take care of loose ends now.
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Virgo, and will continue to retrograde until October 3rd. With the shift today, there can be a temporary magnification of problems, complications, and fears related to those areas of your chart strongly influenced by Pluto: learning, connecting, romance, creativity, recreation, communications, and transportation. Pressures will subside going forward, and in fact, you’ll get to the point where you’re significantly detached enough to gain a better perspective on these things. This way, you can more clearly see where fear and over-attachment may have been working against you. Today’s Capricorn Moon should feel good as it’s moving in harmony with your sign. People are more practical under this influence, while for you, you feel a little freer to express your playful side.
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Libra, and until October 3rd, you’re in the position to review, reassess, and gain a new perspective about areas of your chart strongly influenced by Pluto. These include your finances, matters related to security and comfort, family, and home or domestic life. Over the coming months, plans may need some adjustment. In fact, you may be able to detach from some of the pressures and fears that have been driving your behavior in these areas. Today, however, you may be feeling these pressures more intensely as the shift occurs. Keep in mind that you’ll find this process far more comfortable going forward. Today’s Moon inclines you to stick to familiar faces, spaces, and places! It’s a time of the lunar cycle for getting your bearings rather than taking risks or pushing hard, and it can feel good to unwind a little now.
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Scorpio, and this shift is more significant to you since Pluto is one of your sign’s rulers. This cycle lasts over five months (until October 3rd) and puts you in a good position for searching deep within for answers. Looking to the past is an important process that can help you see what things need to change. This retrograde cycle is a strong one for self-observation. It’s also a time to take a break from pushing yourself too hard mentally. Some projects may, in fact, seem to stall or may simply need some editing, adjustments, and refinements. The shift happening today can seem to magnify fears and problems areas, but as you acclimatize to this new energy, you’ll find it easier to detach yourself a little from areas where you’ve been over-controlling or pressured. Today’s Capricorn Moon finds you busy with projects and personal interests. It may not feel very focused, but you could be picking up all sorts of useful tidbits.
Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Sagittarius, and prompts you to review and observe your financial affairs, attitude towards money, what and who you value, and self-worth. While today and this week can involve some magnification of fears or worries related to money and security, the retrograde cycle itself, lasting until October 3rd, is very handy and beneficial once you’ve grown accustomed to its energies. With less pressure on you to control or micromanage your practical affairs, you may be able to make better plans and decisions. Even so, it’s important not to push matters that need to evolve in their own time. Today, the Moon’s transit encourages you to slow down and build rather than innovate. While in recent days, it may have all been about the spirit of things, now you want some solid results.
With Pluto in your sign stationing and turning retrograde today, dear Capricorn, there can be some magnification of unresolved matters, fears, or compulsions today and this week. However, once beyond the shift, the retrograde cycle itself, lasting until October 3rd, is excellent for detaching yourself from these things enough to see where you may have been overly attached or obsessing. You are now in a good position to review and assess your approach to life, self-starts, new beginnings, friendships, and group connections. If you’ve been over-controlling things, you’re more likely to see this now and want to take some of the pressure off. Today, the Moon in your sign should feel quite fresh, and certainly, it gives you some license to explore your feelings, emotional needs, and need for a bit of pampering and nurture. You might exchange confidences with a family member. It’s a good time to keep a secret for someone and bond as you do!
With Pluto reaching its yearly retrograde station today, dear Aquarius, you might experience some initial intensifying of fears, worries, or frustrations this week as the shift occurs, after which things settle down nicely. With Pluto in your solar twelfth house, there can be a stronger focus on problems of the past or built-up resentments. This retrograde period that lasts until October 3rd is excellent for observing and understanding your deepest feelings, attachments, and fears. In fact, while Pluto has been direct, you may not have honestly “seen” how concerns, guilt, and control issues have been working against you. Now you have a better chance to make the connections and work on healing and resolving problems. Today, note that there can be some magnification of worries, ambitions, and unresolved matters and fears related to Pluto-touched areas of your chart, which include the past, your career, and reputation. Once the intensity of this directional shift subsides, you’ll more clearly see ways to benefit from this cycle. The Moon in your privacy sector is another intropsective nudge today – be sure to rest and relax instead of taking on something too big or bold.
Certain long-term goals are up for revision over the coming months with Pluto stationing retrograde today, dear Pisces. Plans, obligations, and concerns regarding your social life, friendships, or happiness goals may have heavy energy hanging over them this week during the shift, after which things even out. Giving special attention to your emotions and exercising patience can help you navigate this shift. Once the intensity of the station passes, this retrograde period that lasts until October 3rd is powerful for taking a step back and examining your fears, resentments, and possible self-destructive tendencies so that you’re not living on autopilot. It’s a strong time for healing. You’ll get the chance to see your relationships and goals in a new light. If there have been problems with control, resentment, or fears of loss, then you are now in a better position to gain perspective. Problem areas may feel intense or magnified right now, but going forward as you grow accustomed to this shift, you’ll enjoy benefits from taking some of the pressure off. Today’s Capricorn Moon encourages you to get involved with others and contribute to the group.
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.