- The Moon is in Gemini until 1:27 PM, after which the Moon is in Cancer.
- The void Moon occurs from 12:59 PM to 1:27 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 22nd in the sign of Taurus, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on April 30th.
- Current retrogrades: Pluto Rx
- Mercury enters Taurus today (Mercury is in Taurus from April 27th to May 11th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s energies help get you the information you want or need, dear Aries. Money matters are in focus, and you have a sense of where you’re headed. Mercury enters your resources sector today, and during its stay over the coming two weeks, you may be putting some of your fresh ideas and enterprises into action or adding the details to plans. Applying new information to business and money ventures can figure strongly. It’s also a time for working with your natural talents and putting them to practical use. When stressed, there can be some worry or overstimulation related to money, possessions, and resources. Still, for the most part, you can come up with some great business ideas and focus on your practical affairs during this useful cycle that lasts until May 11th. It can be a time for padding your income through communications, networking, or word of mouth. It’s one of the best periods of the year for money-making ideas.
TaurusThe Moon continues its transit of your resources sector in the first half of the day, dear Taurus, and you’re inclined to stick with the tried and true. Later today, however, you’re more curious and communicative. Also now, Mercury enters your sign, joining the Sun in Taurus, although the Sun and Mercury won’t officially meet until next week. You have a stronger voice and are more likely to be heard and understood during this cycle that lasts until May 11th. Self-taught endeavors can be particularly satisfying. Because Mercury rules your money sector, this can be a time of money news or ideas. This transit brings more clarity to your life after a period of relative reflection and perhaps some indecision. You may very well delight others with your communications. Today’s energies are good for getting somewhere in your conversations.
GeminiYour ruler, Mercury, moves into the sign just behind yours, dear Gemini, where it will stay until May 11th. This transit stimulates a need to review recent events, ideas, projects, interests, and learning paths as you ready yourself for a new cycle coming in two weeks. Past issues or private matters are a strong mental focus. You benefit most from contemplative or meditative activities, research, and reflection now. You may be a little more secretive or indecisive, but you might also appreciate this as a time for increased mental rest. You’re looking at things in a new way and gaining a valuable perspective. Today is good for feeling stronger mentally and emotionally. You’re inclined to see the lesson in your experiences.
CancerToday’s energies are good for generating ideas and making the most of new information coming your way, dear Cancer. Also, Mercury begins its transit of your solar eleventh house, putting you in a good position for inventive thinking and fresh ideas until May 11th. Your mind is especially open, and communications flow smoothly during this two-week cycle. You’re more inclined to mentally focus on dreams, wishes, hopes, and happiness goals, and you’re largely more interested in what others are doing, saying, and thinking. You’re thinking more about the group, community, or friendships and networking. Remote rapport with associates, friends, and networks is easier. As friendly as this cycle is, today’s Moon in your privacy sector suggests the need to withdraw, retreat, or rest until later today when the Moon enters Cancer. Once in your sign, the Moon awakens you to unmet emotional needs.
LeoThe Moon continues its transit of your social sector in the first half of the day, dear Leo, encouraging your need for a sense of belonging. Later today, you may feel the need for a bit of an emotional retreat as the Moon heads into your privacy sector for a couple of days. Unwinding is important now. Mercury moves into your solar tenth house today and will stay there until May 11th. During this two-week cycle, you more frequently think or talk about life-plan or career goals, opportunities, and responsibilities. Mercury is analytical and rational, and you’ll find it natural to apply these qualities to these areas of your life. When under strain, Mercury can also be nervous and fretting. It’s an excellent time for communicating, planning, and sorting out important goals and projects. Your thinking is goal-oriented. Your words are also more impactful, and it makes sense to spend more time crafting what you want to say and present to the world.
VirgoMercury begins its transit of your spirit sector today, dear Virgo, joining the Sun there, although they won’t officially meet until early May. Mercury will stick around here until May 11th, moving in harmony with your sign and boosting your communications skill. At a time when what and how you communicate is more impactful than usual, this comes as a nice boost. This transit shifts your focus outward and elevates your thoughts. You’re entertaining big ideas and projecting yourself into the future, and this focus tends to help raise your spirits. You’re less preoccupied with your practical affairs, and you are more courageous and spontaneous when expressing your opinions and sharing your ideas. Youíre seeking to understand more about your life and the world around you now. Today’s energies help you focus on the positive in your life. You might enjoy being a source of inspiration.
LibraThe Moon is in a lively area of your solar chart in the first half of the day, dear Libra, and you tend to seek out new and fresh experiences. Later today, however, you’re in a more goal-oriented, responsible frame of mind. Mercury moves into your solar eighth house today, boosting your observational and perceptive skills for the coming two weeks. The Sun is already transiting this area of your solar chart and now has company! You’re more observant during this period. You’re inclined to watch and learn rather than throw yourself into the action. You may be doing some research and investigation now. It’s a fine period for intimate communications. Mercury’s more difficult moments in this sector might incline you to over-analyze or read between the lines to your detriment at times. Still, for the most part, it’s a valuable time for gathering information. You’re likely to crave more passionate interest in your projects and communications.
ScorpioMercury moves into your opposing sign today, dear Scorpio, and will influence this area for the coming two weeks. The Sun is already in this area of your solar chart, and with Mercury here as well, there’s a stronger focus on your interactions. It can be an excellent time for opening the airwaves with a partner, significant other, or a good friend. People in your life can help you get in better touch with your ideas, as communications with them seem to jumpstart your thinking processes. You don’t have to agree with someone for them to help you make decisions. Your reaction to feedback helps you to better understand your own needs and wants. The potential for fresh ideas and thinking is strong. The Moon heads into harmony with your sign in the second half of today, and you’re likely to find it easier to express your feelings.
SagittariusToday’s energies encourage positive communications, dear Sagittarius, and this kind of focus on the lesson in every experience is right up your alley. Also today, Mercury begins its transit of your solar sixth house, where it will influence for the coming two weeks (until May 11th). This transit increases your interest in (and attention to) details, work, health, and problem-solving. You might remember that the Sun is already in this sector of your solar chart, and quick-moving mental Mercury boosts your analytical skills. Small jobs and duties are in stronger focus. It’s an exceptional time for tidying up your life in significant ways, but it’s vital to avoid overthinking and worrying, which can happen a little too easily under duress while this cycle is active. You’re likely to discover useful information about work and health methods and learn new and improved ways of reorganizing your life. Today, harmonizing can be a real emotional need.
CapricornThe Moon continues to encourage a focus on getting your life organized or tidied up in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn. Later today, however, your focus is more social, relaxed, and ready to enjoy yourself. Also today, Mercury begins its transit of your solar fifth house. It will stick around here for two weeks, meeting the Sun in a week, stimulating great ideas for enjoying and expressing yourself. This transit facilitates communications, helping you get your ideas or message across, which is a real plus these days. Communications count for more than usual right now, and fortunately, sharing your thoughts comes more naturally and spontaneously. You may get the chance to shine or stand out on a mental level, or this can be a time of clearer expression of your feelings, ideas, and personality. You’re in a good position to move fun projects and pursuits forward and to bring a little more creativity or imagination to whatever you do. Today is good for making mental connections.
AquariusMental energy is positive and supportive today, dear Aquarius. You find it easier than usual to get the information you need or want. Mercury moves into your sector of home and family today, where it will transit until May 11th. The Sun is already in this area of your solar chart, and now with Mercury here, you’re even more interested in settling in and centering yourself. Still, there can be a lot of light activity on the homefront, or more frequent conversations and thoughts related to your personal life. It’s a fine time for remembering old methods that worked for you that you might now revive. While this is not the most expressive or communicative of times in the Mercury cycle, it’s a sound period for sorting out problems around the home and for opening up the lines of communication with loved ones. With more objectivity applied to your personal and family affairs, your choices and decisions tend to be a little more well-rounded than usual. It can be a time of evaluating your inner feelings, values, and connections, or of assessing and negotiating in your domestic life.
PiscesThe Moon continues to move through your sector of home and family in the first half of the day, dear Pisces, and you seek familiarity or comfort to center yourself. Later today, it moves into your sector of joy, and you’re more inclined to want to share your happiness. Mercury’s aspects encourage positive communications and good humor. Also today, Mercury moves into your communications sector for a two-week stay, drawing out your curiosity, desire to know and learn, attention to detail, and ability to multitask. You enjoy a rather smooth, natural flow of communication during this transit, which is a real plus at this time when what you communicate has more impact than usual. Intellectual companionship becomes more important than usual to you. You can benefit from doing some information gathering. This transit gives your mental outlook a nice little boost, and it can also bring interesting projects into your life.
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.