- The Moon is in Cancer.
- There is no void Moon today.
- 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 spends its first full day in Taurus (Mercury is in Taurus from April 27th to May 11th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, dear Aries, and extra rest or emotional centering can do you some good. The familiar appeals most for the time being, and this helps you focus. A Mercury-Saturn square aspect influences the first half of the day, however, and you might need to deal with some negativity, delays, blocks, or criticism. Missed or misunderstood messages or instructions can be part of this. Financial and social worries or concerns could headline in your life just for now. Keep in mind that, more often than not, managing small problems leads to useful new findings, and possibly to unexpected improvements and advances. Aim to be flexible and resilient so that the little problems cropping up now don’t spoil your mood. This can be an excellent time to follow the rules and fill your responsibilities to the best of your ability, although you may not appreciate the pressure you feel to do so now. Still, learning new things can be exciting, although you may get a little bogged down with details.
TaurusThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Taurus, and you’re looking for a little extra mental stimulation. Still, Mercury forms a tense square with Saturn, suggesting delays or disconnects can slow things down or frustrate you. People may be sensitive or not as quick to catch on as you, so watch that you don’t talk ahead of yourself. There can be small problems, misunderstandings, and blocks to manage before things move along smoothly. Criticism can be annoying, although there can be a small kernel of helpful truth in it that you might use to your advantage. While in many ways your ideas and advice are well-received these days, and this theme will continue for a couple of weeks, prickly problems can crop up today. Try to avoid spending too much time in a state of tension and correct errors as maturely as possible.
GeminiThe Moon spends the day in your resources sector, dear Gemini, and you’re seeking more stability and comfort. However, communications can be tricky, and missed connections, delays, and minor mishaps may interrupt your day, but they can also lead to interesting detours. Consider that even irritating criticisms can motivate you to make positive changes. Aim to make an extra effort to get over the smaller problems and challenges, as annoying as they can be. Also, strive to be patient if you’re feeling blocked, as inspiration will return shortly. Getting back on track can be a priority now. Watch for the tendency to dwell on resentments or communications that rub you the wrong way with a Mercury-Saturn square active now. Once beyond that, you can be quite productive if you have something that captures your interest.
CancerThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Cancer, pulling your feelings to the surface and into the light. You’re a little more aware than usual of your emotional needs and wants. Even so, Mercury’s square to Saturn suggests some tricky conversations or thinking. It can be challenging to get your point across due to problems with either the delivery of the message or its reception (or both). People can be touchy today. Many small things can seem to go wrong right now, related primarily to communication delays or breakdowns. Avoid getting worked up over the little details, but do work on problem areas. Negativity can affect your decisions, but while this can be irritating, you might end up making constructive changes as a result. Aim to slow down and sidestep the unnecessary stress of indecision if possible today. Avoid trying to fix situations or people. You could feel quite empowered by your goals and motivated to reach them.
LeoFocusing on work and business affairs can be useful these days, dear Leo, although you may need to clear up problems in the process. As a result, you may not feel particularly ahead despite a lot of effort due to today’s Mercury-Saturn square. It may be best to go gently with others, and if people are stirring up trouble for you, avoid participating. With this transit, people may be holding on too tightly to their ways of thinking or personal traditions and may feel threatened by change. You can’t control these things, so do what you can to focus on those things that you can control, such as your reactions. While you may feel that people are unnecessarily critical today, with some self-honesty, this can lead to important improvements, even if it’s about reacting to incorrect feedback and stabilizing your position as you do. Accepting that there are obstacles to understanding one another today can help. Once beyond these things, it’s a fine time for nurturing a business or business idea. Nevertheless, the Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, and you tend to want to retire or pull away to take some time out.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your social sector helps boost your morale, dear Virgo, and turn your attention to your happiness goals. Still, today’s Mercury-Saturn square can point to criticisms or flaws in focus. Chores or responsibilities can keep you from enjoying yourself and can seem more difficult to manage than usual. Try to avoid feeling threatened by others’ ideas or criticisms. Adjustments may be necessary before regaining confidence in a project. Fortunately, you can see the opportunities, not only the flaws, blocks, and delays. Following the rules rather than skipping steps will be important now. If you’ve been focusing a little too much on enjoying extra-curricular activities, there can be a reminder now to get your life in order. Aim to be easy on yourself and humble with others. If worry pushes your buttons enough to launch you into action, then it can be productive. If it doesn’t, then it only serves to bring you down and waste your time.
LibraThere can be moments today when you feel a bit too vulnerable to deal with outside pressures, dear Libra, and it can make sense to sidestep situations that might involve a confrontation or intense demands on your time and energy. However, another part of you is quite interested in getting over a hump, so getting involved is attractive. Mercury forms a square to Saturn, and little problems seem to threaten to take control of your life just for now. You’ll want to turn this around so that you’re the one taking care of problems! Communications may be missed or misinterpreted. This transit may slow you down, but this can be a blessing in disguise, as it also allows you to make useful adjustments. Aim to put problems behind you for good. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, stimulating you to pay extra attention to your long-term goals, responsibilities, and reputation.
ScorpioThe Moon spends the day in your sector of spirit, dear Scorpio, and you want to focus on a goal, or you seek inspiration. Still, with Mercury square Saturn influencing the first half of the day, pressures from family or related to domestic matters can weigh heavily now, particularly as they relate to your attention to a partnership. Conversations are challenging with defensiveness in play, and there can be a mental disconnect with someone close to you. It may be better to save important ideas or topics a time when people are more free-spirited and less sensitive. Communication breakdowns are temporary, and it’s best to strive to treat them as such. It may be a little tricky to discipline yourself if your heart’s not into what you’re doing at the moment. However, it can be worth it to apply yourself so that you can get over a hump.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, dear Sagittarius, which can pull you into a rather serious or observant frame of mind. There may be a tendency to focus on what you don’t have or what you’ve lost today with Mercury square Saturn–a transit that can skew our perception to magnify limitations. It’s a temporary and quite useful process since it helps us find flaws, but it can be a bit disheartening. It’s probably better to focus on practical problems that need fixing and stay on watch for communication issues. There may be an obstacle standing in your way before you can move forward with confidence. Delays with communications can be prominent and cause some troubles. Even so, you may very well find a clever workaround that benefits you.
CapricornThe Moon spends today in your partnership sector, dear Capricorn, and you’re in a more sociable frame of mind. It’s typically a good time to get some feedback. Still, today’s Mercury-Saturn square can point to a misunderstanding, communication block, or mental disconnect that can frustrate. Responses can be critical or lacking when you need them, or concerns about money can burst your bubble. You could be seeing people in a less flattering light, although this is likely temporary. It’s not the time to take a big chance, but it’s useful energy for resolving assorted small problems or issues that have been pending. Your creative workaround to delays or blocks can ultimately boost your confidence, and you can learn something useful in the process. You might choose to nurture a special project with good results.
AquariusThe Moon transits your work and health sector today, dear Aquarius, and attending to details and setting things right can be in strong focus. This transit helps get you in the right mindset for a Mercury-Saturn square active now. However, it’s best to avoid dwelling on things you can’t change and instead reflect on what you can do. If you can carve out some time to center yourself and gather your wits, you’ll be better off for it. Flaws can seem to magnify now, and this heightened awareness of your responsibilities or the challenges around you can leave you feeling a bit wanting. Even if you don’t mean to be critical, others could read what you say in a negative light now with Saturn in your sign. Use the energy of this transit to focus rather than to nitpick. Fortunately, you’re not afraid to take on a mental challenge or intellectual task and demanding work.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your sector of joy, dear Pisces, and this can bring you out of your shell, ready to enjoy yourself. However, there’s some tricky energy to navigate today, and it requires special handling. A Mercury-Saturn square influences the first half of the day, and you may be dealing with stubbornness or even narrowness that frustrates you. Criticism or feeling overly limited or weighed down can figure strongly temporarily, but consider that insecurities, fears, or guilt may be undercutting your approach to presenting your ideas or asking for what you want. It’s best to go in with the idea that you’ll learn something useful from problem areas so that you can go forward feeling stronger and more confident. You may want to wait out making important decisions for a better time. If a project comes under question, take it as a challenge and allow it to motivate you to overcome obstacles.
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.