- The Moon is in Gemini.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 12:41 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 5th in the sign of Aries, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on the 12th.
- No major ones.
- Mercury is direct and is in its post-retrograde shadow phase until April 16th.
- Jupiter is not yet retrograde but will turn retrograde tomorrow.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
An alignment between Venus and Neptune can cast romantic or mysterious energy over the day, dear Aries, but you’re also influenced by a Sun-Saturn square that urges you to come down to earth and face reality. Something secret or private can draw you in, all the while duties call, and you may not be able to escape certain tasks altogether. This is a time for viewing others in a compassionate light, although you might want to watch for over-idealizing a situation, particularly a financial or romantic one. Helping someone out or a special dream or fantasy can figure strongly now. Now is the time to give others the benefit of the doubt. At the same time, the need for more self-discipline with your work or practical affairs becomes pressing.
You’re in good shape today for re-evaluating concerns with your friendships or special projects, dear Taurus. Interpersonal problems can be worked through with newfound clarity and compassion. Approach others with forgiveness and consideration and look forward to brighter relationships, but be careful not to wind up with your head up in the clouds. It’s a time for connecting with your spiritual, emotional, romantic, or imaginative needs and embracing them, while also considering practical details. Dreams and hopes or wishes are inspiring now. A Sun-Saturn square is a reminder to handle responsibilities. As much as you’d prefer to lay low and get the rest you need, obligations are likely to pull you out of your comfort zone now. Allow yourself to dream and imagine when you get the chance, but don’t expect inhuman feats from people in your life.
Today’s increased openness and compassion can be heartwarming, dear Gemini, but it’s important not to get behind on your practical or productive tasks. You may be entertaining beautiful possibilities for your future, and it’s crucial to maintain a sense of proportion. Your mind is very open now, and at times, it may be so open that you are overwhelmed with choices. Your idealism is stirred, and an entirely new activity can help bring emotional refreshment. It will be essential to keep yourself grounded and realistic with a Sun-Saturn square influencing today, pointing to a reality check of sorts in a friendship or intimate relationship, or related to money owed. If you feel left out or misunderstood, or you’re dealing with issues related to trust and possessiveness, try to be gentle with others and yourself instead of jumping too quickly to conclusions.
A Venus-Neptune alignment encourages a dreamy, idealistic view of your life today, dear Cancer, but a Sun-Saturn square reminds you to avoid falling behind with your duties or responsibilities. Although there is some tendency to idealize others or romanticize situations, you may get the opportunity to make some peace with your past on a matter. Escapist tendencies are compelling right now. Anchoring activities may not be glamorous but can help keep you feeling secure and supported, and you may very well be a little more accountable for what you say and do today. Aim to get the basics right before moving forward on a plan. Others may seem to be standing in the way of your progress, but with a little effort and focus on your own goals, this can be a good time for making necessary tweaks that contribute to long-term success.
Your imagination soars today as you see beauty in new places today, dear Leo. You’re picking up more “signals” than usual, and while they may or may not be accurate, you certainly see life in a different, dreamy, and inspiring way with Venus and Neptune coming together. Occurring in your solar eighth house, this alignment can point to some drama or a mystery unfolding now that intrigues you and draws you in, or there can be great pleasure in private time or moments. There may also be a strong desire to merge with, or place your faith and trust in, another person. Today is tricky, however, because we’re also influenced by a Sun-Saturn square, which is entirely different energy that encourages you to think in simpler or more technical terms so that you can get the basics right before moving ahead on a matter. If you’ve been ignoring essential details or taking shortcuts, this influence swoops in to remind you to correct problems. Slowing down can help you reorient yourself and adjust your expectations for the better.
On an emotional or creative level today, dear Virgo, you can be feeling quite refreshed today, particularly through a key partnership or through someone special in your life. While you may be wearing the proverbial rose-colored glasses with your relationships today, as long as you keep your feet on the ground, you can enjoy some inspiration. A patient approach brings the most benefits now. Considering what’s best for you in the long term in your relationships, plans, and projects makes sense. If you’ve taken shortcuts or ignored certain practical details in recent weeks or months, a Sun-Saturn aspect occurring now can remind you to tie up loose ends. This aspect is about taking care of your “future self.” Reducing redundancies can feel like a time-suck today, but will help you streamline things in the long run and is well worth the effort.
Creative projects can thrive today, dear Libra, but even if you don’t have one going currently, this is a fine time for enjoying a break from the usual routine–the more whimsical or inspirational, the better as your ruler, Venus, heads into alignment with dreamy Neptune. You’re prone to romanticize or glamorize your relationships or situations and people in your life, and of course, this requires some caution, but you are also in need of some fantasy and escape, or perhaps a more imaginative approach to your work and routines. The day is complicated, however, with a concurrent Sun-Saturn square reminding us of our responsibilities. For you, these are likely related to your personal, family, or home life. There can be a valuable reality check of sorts that gets you to slow down and discipline yourself. Patience has its rewards in the form of long-term benefits. If you invest yourself in a plan to strengthen and rebuild patiently and methodically, you’ll ultimately save a lot of time and energy.
It can be easy to get caught up in fantasy or a creative project today, dear Scorpio, with Venus and Neptune heading into an alignment. You can be especially inspired to express your feelings or emotions in unique ways. At the same time, a Sun-Saturn square is active and can introduce some blocks or the need to redo something to get the details right. It’s best to exercise patience in the face of delays or blockages. You are more aware of, or sensitive to, limits and restrictions, which can be a little discouraging. However, remind yourself that taking your time to perfect something will be more rewarding and satisfying in the long run. A reality check ultimately helps you identify where you may be wasting your time and can help you get back on track now.
You’re in a great position today for dreaming up new ideas, dear Sagittarius, particularly related to home life, harmony, comfort, and understanding. At the same time, this is a day for a reality checkpoint. With expectations reasonable, this can be a good day for a bit of an escape from recent pressures once you’ve handled a few of your duties. Activities that engage your imagination are especially beneficial, particularly related to your personal, family, or home life. Your attention is also drawn to your limitations, however, likely having to do with resources, including money, and this clashes with what you want to do or with filling your desires. It’s important to be patient, to think in realistic, practical terms, and to learn from any setbacks or discouraging situations, all the while reminding yourself of a special dream or goal.
A very imaginative, creative aspect occurs today, dear Capricorn, and also a very practical and perhaps deflating one. This can result in a very balanced and productive day but is more likely to point to wonderful inspiration in one area of your life and reality checks in another life department. The Venus-Neptune alignment encourages you to see the beauty in your daily environment and your connections. News coming in, or a conversation you have, can be inspiring, forgiving, or relieving. You thrive when your imagination is engaged today, and you can thoroughly enjoy helping others or sharing ideas now. The Sun-Saturn aspect can undoubtedly serve as a valuable, although possibly frustrating, checkpoint. You are especially aware of rules, restrictions, and limitations with this transit, and it’s time for adjusting a plan or initiative rather than pushing ahead. You may need to get nagging problems out of the way before you can enjoy some peace.
This can be a day of inspiration along practical lines, dear Aquarius, and of greater compassion with others as you are quick to forgive, forget, and let bygones be bygones. At the same time, there can be a reality check to deal with, making for a mixed and perhaps up and down day. While on one hand, you can do with an escape from the routine and a fresh start regarding your faith in a project or pursuit, there can be some magnification of problem areas on the other. This does help you identify flaws so that you can get to work on resolving them, even if there is some initial deflation or discouragement to manage. It’s not a time for instant gratification, but rather for putting in a little extra work to get something right, which can benefit you greatly in the long term.
You have much in the way of quiet and subtle power with you today, dear Pisces, which of course should be used carefully, as there can be a tendency to play into others’ fantasies even without intending to do so. With Venus and Neptune coming together in your sign, romance, attraction, and the creative arts are favored. While all of these things apply, another influence today is a Sun-Saturn square which has very different connotations. In other areas, there can be a reality check needed. While there can be initial discouragement, ultimately as you believe in yourself based on a realistic assessment of your capabilities, you’ll enjoy a more organic, natural confidence. Some refinements are needed to help round everything out.
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.