- The Moon is in Pisces until 6:23 AM, after which the Moon is in Aries.
- The void Moon occurs until 6:23 AM (since yesterday at 5:57 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- We are in between the Third Quarter Moon, which occurred on the 26th, and the New Moon which will happen on May 4th.
- Jupiter is retrograde.
- Pluto is retrograde.
- Saturn is retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You may face some disapproval for an idea or project, dear Aries, or you might wrestle with a desire to do your own thing, but responsibilities seem to get in your way. Be a little more careful than usual about what you communicate with Mars in an awkward aspect to Saturn. The Moon enters your sign today, however, awakening your senses and leaving you feeling you can take on anything.
Mars forms an awkward angle with Saturn, dear Taurus, and duties feel more limiting as you feel a strong desire to break out and do your own thing. There can be feelings of uncertainty or guilt about what you want or about what you should do next. You may be inclined to overindulge. Some buried resentments can surface but aim to learn from them rather than allowing them to rule your behavior. The Moon’s entry into your solar twelfth house today suggests that slowing down is vital for you to catch your breath before a new lunar cycle begins. Taking it easy makes sense now.
In the first half of the day, there can be some feeling of being caged in or limited by others and/or circumstances, dear Gemini. People may seem to be slowing you down or getting in the way of the pursuit of your desires. Make adjustments and wait for a time when you’re more confident, and timing is right. The Moon enters your social sector today, and your mood is sure to soften out as the day advances.
There can be a feeling of frustration in the first half of the day, dear Cancer, as attempts to move forward seem to be thwarted in little, irritating ways. There can be a standstill with a partner or simply a delay that restricts you from taking action. Minor upsets can ultimately lead to greater understanding, however. The Moon heads to the top of your solar chart today, and you’re in a goal-setting mood.
Responsibilities or rules may feel heavier than usual, dear Leo, or you see your limits and feel a little put off by them. Timing may be off, and others may be misinterpreting your intentions or actions. Keep things low key just for the time being, and focus on making necessary adjustments. Today is better for sticking with familiar situations than for branching out and taking risks.
Responsibilities may weigh more heavily on you, dear Virgo, or limits and projects are more cumbersome with Mars in challenging aspect to Saturn. A problem might catch you off guard and temporarily rain on your parade and slow you down. Look for things to fix or details to fill in. The Moon in your solar eighth house can put you in an investigative frame of mind.
Responsibilities may very well appear weightier or limiting, dear Libra. There can be a sense that you’re restricted by the people around you or by your duties. Interactions can be a little off, and you can feel as if you are getting in the way of one another rather than working together. Focusing on practical matters and details may fare best right now.
There can be difficulties communicating your feelings, dear Scorpio, or a sense that others are being insensitive with you. Either way, limitations feel weightier than usual. You might want to go forward with something but then freeze when it comes to making it happen or choosing the right words to get the ball rolling. This is due to a Mars-Saturn influence and is best handled with patience — wait until you’ve rebuilt your confidence. The Moon heads into your work and health sector, and you’re focusing in on the details of your life.
The first half of the day can stimulate underlying insecurities, dear Sagittarius, particularly related to money matters. On another level, this can be about trust, self-worth, and whether or not others are valuing you. Try to focus on positive, productive tasks. The Moon moves into your sector of joy, however, helping you to focus on all of the positives in your life.
In the first half of the day, you may feel the weight of duties or obligations, dear Capricorn. A wait-and-see approach to pursuing your desires may be in order as Mars and Saturn form an awkward aspect. Your wish to do something or get ahead is strong, but there seem to be blocks in your way. There may be a minor health or work problem to attend to that upsets plans now, or you may feel some waning of enthusiasm temporarily.
In the first half of the day, Saturn forms a challenging aspect, and there can be some see-sawing, dear Aquarius. On the one hand, you feel the need to use caution or to slow down, but on the other, you may be feeling pressured or impatient to pursue a desire. It’s better to fine-tune plans and get the details right before moving things along. The Moon moves into your communication sector, making it a good time for studying, learning, and sharing.
Even if you have been inclined to embrace your duties in recent days, dear Pisces, they can appear more limiting or frustrating in the first half of today. Responsibilities to others can interfere with domestic pursuits. Rest and reflection may be useful now, particularly with the Moon’s move out of your sign and into your comfort sector. Attempts to disengage may be helpful if you are harping on an obstacle.
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.