- The Moon is in Capricorn until 9:45 PM, after which the Moon is in Aquarius.
- The void Moon occurs from 8:04 PM to 9:45 PM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday.
- Mercury is direct and is in its post-retrograde shadow phase until April 16th.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Aim to pay special attention to chance encounters and information coming in at this time, dear Aries, as you are headed in a new direction, and events occurring now can tie together in interesting ways that get you moving. Today finds you a little scattered but also responsible and more ambitious or goal-oriented than usual. Perhaps you’re inspired to make more money or motivated about a pet project or special idea. You’re experiencing more enthusiasm related to your practical affairs, business, career, or money. You’re more focused on rules, performance, and accomplishment than usual. Direct your attention to those things that matter most to you, and you’ll be in excellent shape today.
The Moon in your solar ninth house most of today encourages you to look at the bigger picture, dear Taurus, as gaining perspective can be much needed at this time in the lunar cycle. It’s refreshing! Doors can open in your life for personal growth opportunities with the Moon forming a trine to Mars in your sign, and a broad mind is a prerequisite. Physical or competitive activities are likely to thrive. While you’re generally coming across well today, you might unwittingly misrepresent yourself in your communications, so it may be best to watch your words. Look for opportunities to get out and about or to explore new topics.
You can be a bit divided in your thoughts and attention today, dear Gemini, as you’re especially interested in your social life or what’s going on with a partner but you’re also quite focused on your worldly goals or ambitions. Sharing an activity with someone would be ideal right now, but be ready for a change of plans or some imperfect conversations. You’re likely to learn more about yourself and others through observation today, in fact, so it may be better to aim to do more listening and looking than talking just for the time being. Look for creative ways to express your feelings today. Physical channels may be just the ticket with the Moon’s trine to Mars revving up your emotions and nudging you to take action on them.
With the Moon meeting Pluto in your partnership sector today, dear Cancer, there could be someone who challenges you or makes you feel uncomfortable. Even so, this can lead to important new ideas or interesting ventures or twists today as the Moon reaches out to Mars, suggesting that moving a little outside of your comfort zone can lead to opportunities, or at the very least, a boost to your confidence. Whether you’re noticing differences or similarities, you’re challenged and ultimately strengthened. While a conversation can help trigger a new idea, there could be some surprise elements or news involved that keeps you on the edge of your seat, making it difficult to relax today.
The Moon’s transit of your sector of routines today can stimulate a strong need to straighten out your life in fundamental ways, dear Leo. This transit kindles a desire to work, perform, serve, and otherwise make yourself useful, but the Moon’s alignment with Pluto combined with a Mercury-Uranus aspect suggests that there can be some pressure to do so, whether it’s coming from the outside or from within. Aim to distance yourself from a problem if it’s stressing you out so that you can gain perspective since there’s a very good chance that you’re too close to a situation to make much sense of it. Surprise elements today may be about incoming news or a key relationship.
The Moon’s current transit is encouraging for emotional and creative expression, dear Virgo. It helps that the Moon harmonizes both with your sign and with Mars in your adventure sector, boosting your confidence and your ability to assert your needs or desires. It’s a good day for expressing your affections through actions or activities. Even so, Mercury is freshly out of its retrograde, acting much as if it just awoke from sleep, and is not yet working at its best. As well, it forms a minor challenging aspect to Uranus now, and there can be meddling to deal with or there seem to be too many options to sort through. Others may be bringing a little too much “noise” into your life. However, consider that you might benefit from the feedback you receive, even if it’s only because it stimulated you to think in new ways.
The temptation to push or pressure matters is with you today, dear Libra, but it’s best to keep the pace gentle. For one, Mercury forms a minor challenging aspect with Uranus, potentially exciting the nerves, and for another, the Moon aligns with Pluto, and unrest on the home front can heat up. You can discover constructive ways to release stress, however, and it can lead to something quite magical, in fact. The Moon in your home sector most of the day points to a genuine need for familiarity, security, and comfort at this time in the lunar cycle, and you might actively take steps toward achieving these goals now. Or, this can be a time for taking the initiative to establish a sense of peace with those closest to you. Your appeal is subtly enhanced, but there can also be some tension if unresolved matters are nagging at you. Allow twists and turns point you in a new direction.
You can take more interest in reaching out to others today, dear Scorpio, and in fact, working together with a partner as a team can be particularly energizing or effective. Communicating candidly with a special someone can be refreshing, as long as you keep in mind that Mercury has only just turned direct and is forming a minor challenging aspect to Uranus, the planet of the unexpected. Today is strong for imagination and perhaps romantic attention, but there can be some underlying tension in your home or personal life as you wrestle with decisions along these fronts. Watch for rushing through decisions. Special attention to constructive projects or variations on your routine can serve as emotional refreshment. Despite a few hiccups now, you’re in decent form socially and romantically. You’re both attracting and radiating good energy.
Your practical affairs move to the front burner now with the Moon in your resources sector reaching out to Mars in your work sector, dear Sagittarius. It would be wise to pay special attention to your needs for comfort, security, and accomplishment. Do your best to avoid pressuring yourself to “do it all” since it may cut into your productivity rather than boost it. As Mercury forms a tense aspect to Uranus now, it can nevertheless be a busy or hectic time in spite of your best efforts to keep things quiet and balanced. Decisions can be difficult to make, but talking things through with someone may help. Verbalizing or writing down your options can help clarify them. It’s a good time to make lists and sort things out, in fact, if you can center yourself.
You are especially in touch with your feelings, needs, and emotional world today, dear Capricorn, with the Moon in your sign most of the day. Mind you, this transit can also seem to magnify needs to the point that you feel they’re urgent! Today is strong for expressing your feelings for someone, or for creating something that comes from the heart since the Moon reaches out to Mars in your creative sector. While there’s more warmth in your presentation, however, others may be a little difficult to reach. You’re picking up information quickly and intuitively, but there can be many distractions and perhaps concerns about finances getting in the way of clear airwaves, so be sure to take extra time to communicate effectively.
With the Moon in your solar twelfth house much of the day, dear Aquarius, you’re inclined to bow out of atmospheres that are too noisy, busy, or demanding, and it’s a good idea. It’s better to digest, process, and review before coming to a turning point or decision now. Pouring extra energy into a hearty but soothing activity makes sense and would satisfy a Moon-Pluto alignment in this sector of your chart, especially if it assists you with regrouping and refreshing on an emotional level. Take the time to envision what it is you want, and wait until the Moon enters your sign to start pursuing your goals. While this is a quiet time, it can be quite busy, particularly with domestic matters with the Moon’s trine to Mars in your home and family sector.
You’re particularly open to feedback today, dear Pisces, as it tends to jumpstart your thinking processes, whether or not you agree! Others may be nudging you to explore new opportunities. You’re in great shape for establishing or developing rapport. You want to keep busy and connected. What you communicate may stir up some trouble, or there’s some risk of speaking impulsively or prematurely about a matter. Even so, putting it out there may be just what’s needed to move a matter forward, and you might decide it’s worth it. Split decisions related to finances or business may be unwise, though. Try not to take on too much today, and you’re sure to enjoy the gently challenging atmosphere.
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.