- The Moon is in Pisces all day
- We are in between the Third Quarter Moon, which occurred on the 26th, and the New Moon which will happen on May 4th.
- Pluto is retrograde.
- Jupiter is retrograde.
- Saturn stations and turns retrograde today (Saturn is retrograde from April 29th to September 18th.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Aries, and until September 18th, Saturn is retrograde in your sector of career and responsibilities. You’re likely to feel a shift in perspective about your long-term goals, responsibilities, career, or life path. There is a real need to simplify rather than expand or increase in your career and with your reputation, as development or expansion can bring about undue stress. You’re in excellent shape, however, for reviewing these issues and building upon current projects already in place or returning to unfinished endeavors. You would also do very well for yourself by examining your goals, particularly your professional ones. Aim to focus on realizable goals and to bring more stability and structure to your life rather than take on major new enterprises during this cycle for best results. Your bigger ideas likely need more time, review, edits, and definition before they should be set into motion. With the Moon in your privacy sector all day, aim to take it easy and lay low.
Saturn turns retrograde today, as it does every year, and will remain in this apparent backward motion until September 18th, dear Taurus. This move suggests a shift in your perspective of your responsibilities. At first, this shift can feel heavy, and your responsibilities seem to weigh you down. Even though they are unlikely to increase now, you may feel them more strongly until you adjust to the shift of energy, after which this feeling subsides. Plans or projects may stall, or you question your commitment to some of them, perhaps due to altered motivation levels or realistic assessments of the limits of time and energy. The months ahead are excellent for editing or building upon projects already in place, and less ideal for brand-new major or ambitious plans. Areas of your life particularly affected by this shift are publishing, belief systems, education, travel, and adventurous activities. Decisions shouldn’t be rushed. Simplifying, building, structuring, and stabilizing efforts produce the best results at this time. Today, the Moon in your social sector helps keep spirits high and may connect you with good friends.
Saturn’s retrograde turn today is a yearly event that launches a period of review, dear Gemini. While it can cast a heavy note to this week, responsibilities are unlikely to increase at this time — they may only feel weightier temporarily. For you, areas of life most affected by this shift in perspective are debts, support, emotional health, and your intimate relationships. Projects or relationships may now be up for review as you turn a realistic or perhaps critical eye to them, reassessing how much time and energy you can afford to invest in these matters, or you may be particularly concerned with whether people in your life are supportive of you and your goals. A financial review may be in order, or you may be dealing with delays or refinements of plans. Once you begin to recognize the need for restructuring, simplifying, and stabilizing your life in these ways, you’ll have a stronger sense of the benefits of this retrograde cycle that lasts until September 18th as you’re getting your life in order. Thinking about the long-term rather than short-term gains of your endeavors is helpful whenever Saturn is a strong influence. Today, taking care of business is on your mind. It’s a fine time for setting long-term goals.
Saturn is retrograde for approximately four and a half months each year and begins its retrograde period today, dear Cancer. This cycle is an essential and helpful time for changing your perspective about your responsibilities, reviewing, and editing endeavors or goals already in place. The key to working with it to your advantage is to remind yourself of the work you need to do to stabilize critical areas of your life, especially your relationships since Saturn is transiting and rules your partnership sector, and to connect with this purpose. Simplifying rather than taking on additional responsibilities makes the most sense now. This is a time for re-assessing your attachments to others related to commitments, rules, and limitations. Your concerns about relationships may increase at the beginning of this cycle (in other words, this week) even if obligations don’t increase explicitly — this is about perspective, as you may now have a stronger sense of the limits of time and energy. Realistic assessments can be made going forward, and you’re likely to feel less and less pressured to make them in the coming weeks. This retrograde Saturn cycle lasts until September 18th this year. Today, the Moon in your solar ninth house all day helps lift spirits.
Saturn reaches a station today as it turns retrograde, launching a yearly retrograde cycle that lasts approximately four and a half months, dear Leo. This event points to a shifting perspective on your routines, work, and health. It’s a better period for review and reflection than innovation, and while you may encounter some waning motivation or delays in any of these areas, you are in an excellent position to simplify, edit, and build what you already have in place. You may be reassessing commitments to specific programs, projects, or jobs. Keep in mind that as this shift occurs this week, you can be feeling the weight of your responsibilities too heavily to make sensible choices, so take your time with significant decision-making. Shifts such as this one can be disorienting. There can be some delays or adjustments necessary in your job or with tasks or projects, and this can prompt a redo, return to a previous project, or a reassessment. In fact, until September 18th, you’re in a fabulous position to make essential refinements, particularly related to your work, self-care programs, and daily routines and habits. Today, emotions seem to run more deeply than usual, and you can find yourself in a pensive mood.
Your perspective on commitments related to romance and creativity is likely to shift with Saturn’s retrograde turn today, dear Virgo. Saturn entered your solar fifth house in December and will continue to transit this area of your chart until 2020. Each year, Saturn is retrograde for four and a half months, and this year, this cycle runs from today until September 18th. This presents an opportune period in which to reevaluate, consolidate, and perhaps rebuild various endeavors related to the pursuit of pleasure and creative expression. You may experience a feeling of heaviness this week as the station occurs until you grow accustomed to the shift. Motivation levels change as you more closely consider the limits of time and energy. You might return to a previous project and approach it in a new way now, or you might build a work-in-progress. Brand-new major projects may not take off quickly and might only serve to stress you out, as this is a time for conserving energy and simplifying your life, generally speaking. In some cases, a romantic relationship slows down or levels out. Today, you are inclined to want company for most anything you do.
Saturn reaches its yearly retrograde station today and will remain retrograde until September 18th, dear Libra. This yearly cycle presents opportunities to reassess, edit, and refine your commitments. As the shift occurs this week, you may be feeling the weight of your responsibilities heavily until you become accustomed to the change in perspective. Saturn rules (and is currently transiting) your sector of home and family, and these are the areas of life that may require some review. Delays are possible, and you might experience some waning motivation levels at this time, but thinking about the long-term will help you understand the importance of this period. Reconnecting to the meaning of your commitments or responsibilities is a process, and you’ll get there soon enough. This is a time for examining your intentions and expectations. Aim to simplify and work on projects already underway so that you can catch your breath. The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector and keeping busy or putting your life in order, even in a small way, will be most satisfying.
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde period today and will remain retrograde until September 18th, dear Scorpio, presenting an opportunity period for reviewing and reassessing your projects and commitments. Saturn rules (and is transiting) your sector of communications and transportation, and these areas of life are most affected by the retrograde. In the week or so ahead, you can feel the weight of your responsibilities more profoundly until you grow accustomed to this shift of perspective. This may translate as temporarily decreased motivation for certain learning, personal interests, communications, and socializing activities. There can be delays related to these matters, or pending decisions can pull you down just for now. You might return to an unfinished project rather than take on a new one, and this is likely to be the more successful strategy. Simplifying and structuring your life are essential now. Find ways to reconnect with the purpose or meaning behind the things you’re doing, as this will help you get back on track sooner. Today’s Moon transit helps lighten your mood. You’ll find it easy to express your feelings or channel them into fun activities.
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde period today and will remain retrograde until September 18th, dear Sagittarius. This cycle is healthy for reviewing your commitments and responsibilities, mainly related to your finances, business, security, self-worth, natural talents, resources, and comfort levels — areas of life that come under the rule of the second house where Saturn is transiting. There may be delays related to some of these things or a temporary pulling back from specific projects until you come to new conclusions. These shouldn’t be rushed as your perspective shifts this week. During the shift itself, responsibilities feel heavier than usual. You might need to review and examine your attitudes, needs, and budgets. Right now, slow down and get things right before moving forward. Simplifying, editing, and organizing activities fare very well now, while brand new beginnings related to these areas of life should probably wait as they may cause undue stress. In a general sense and particularly related to money matters, it’s a better period for review and reflection than innovation. Today’s Moon can have you feeling the need to stick close to home or with familiar activities.
Saturn in your sign begins its yearly retrograde cycle that lasts until September 18th, dear Capricorn, signaling a period of review. With this change, you might experience fewer external pressures on you compared to recent months. On the other hand, there can be some guilt and anxiety to deal with until you adjust to this shift. If you feel disconnected from the purpose of the responsibilities brought on by this Saturn transit to your sign, then this retrograde can effectively magnify the heaviness or weight of them, even if they haven’t changed or increased — in other words, your perception of your responsibilities can alter. The sooner you tune into your sense of purpose and keep in mind that you are learning to rely on yourself and get your life into order, the less overwhelming things will be. This can be a time of reconsidering commitments or reviewing health and matters related to your personal manner or outlook and confidence levels. Moderation is necessary now. Returning to a previous project may be particularly rewarding during this cycle, and is more likely to be successful than a brand-new one. Today’s Moon helps keep the mood lively and interesting. Your curiosity is large today.
Saturn begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Aquarius, and will continue to move in this apparent backward motion until September 18th. This is a natural time for you to review your obligations and reconsider personal plans. Some level of withdrawal is possible now. Saturn has been transiting your privacy sector since December 2017 and will continue to do so until 2020 when Saturn enters your sign, and new responsibilities emerge. For now, you’re learning more deeply about your spiritual goals, tying up loose ends, or finishing long-term projects that have outworn their purpose. This week, Saturn’s station can feel a little heavy as you sense that you’re switching gears, but in time, you will adjust to this shift, and you’re likely to welcome this period of review. It’s not an ideal cycle for launches of major long-term projects, but returning to complete old projects can be rewarding. Today’s Moon transit suggests the need for some predictability in your life. You could find yourself craving a steady pace.
Saturn’s retrograde turn today points to a shift in perspective over the coming months, dear Pisces, particularly related to your friendships, networking, and long-term happiness goals. This cycle, lasting until September 18th, is a relative period of review as you look back and reassess current goals, relationships, and attachments, particularly as they relate to commitments and duties. Consideration of what your friends or group associations mean to you is crucial now. This week, you may feel the weight of responsibilities quite heavily. However, as you adjust to this shift, you’ll see the benefits of structure in these areas of life. It’s important to recognize that you have enough time to resolve problems and that efforts to build and restructure are beneficial for you in the long run. Increases or expansion may lead to stress rather than joy right now, so do your best to tone things down and get what you have in place in better order. The Moon spends the day in your sign, however, helping to keep the mood light and with spirit high.
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.