- The Moon is in Leo all day.
- The void Moon occurs from 12:04 PM forward (until tomorrow when the Moon enters Virgo at 1:35 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and the Full Moon will happen on May 7th.
- Current retrogrades: Pluto Rx
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon spends more time in your playful solar fifth house today, dear Aries. This transit encourages you to seek out some recreation. With the Moon’s opposition to Mars, however, you may need to rely on others who are not necessarily seeing eye to eye with you. Still, interactions with others may end up revealing hidden desires. Sensitivity on a social level can lead to quick reactions, but these are unlikely to fix things. Heated discussions can quickly turn passionate and then angry. With love and friendship, watch for tempers flaring or too-high expectations. If there have been growing resentments, they’re likely to emerge now. Positively, getting things out into the open can be purging. It’s a time for addressing frustrations.
TaurusThe Moon’s transit of your home and family sector suggests that you need some extra reassurance or security before pushing forward, dear Taurus. It’s an important phase in the lunar cycle for centering yourself. Watch for impatience today as the Moon opposes Mars. Either your desire for activity can compete with your need to rest, or you may be clashing with others. Relaxing or withdrawing a little is natural and good for you right now, but distractions can take the form of touchy or sensitive people around you. While clearing the air may be what you need, there’s a tendency to be too defensive to make much progress, so waiting it out may be best. Certainly, inner frustrations can be triggered if there has been tension with your larger goals, career, or family. Fortunately, you can use this energy to your advantage since the desire to get over frustrations can motivate you to make changes or put an irritating situation behind you.
GeminiThe Moon continues its transit of your communications zone today, dear Gemini, keeping you on your toes. You’re seeking mental stimulation. With the Moon opposition Mars today, watch for debates that somehow turn into arguments, as you can be very sensitive about your opinions and beliefs right now. Others can be defensive or self-protective, as well. You’re in good shape for gathering information, and you can feel strongly attracted to personal projects or passions. Rushing through your tasks leads to mistakes and disagreements, so aim to pace yourself. Get in better touch with your true desires before taking action for best results. Hastiness can lead to missteps. Still, you can have a hard time relaxing until you face your frustrations, and this transit paves the way for that opportunity, even if it can be somewhat chaotic.
CancerAlthough you may struggle with a bit of wanderlust or unusual desires, dear Cancer, you’re seeking out some quiet overall with the Moon’s transit of your solar second house all day. Watch for building tension that comes from taking on too much work, activities, duties, or chores. There may be a disagreement about an ownership or money matter as the Moon opposes Mars, or emotions can run high when it comes to basic values. Instincts for financial matters may be a little out of step, as impatience doesn’t favor objectivity. Ride this out, but pay attention to resentments that surface now, as they might be hidden, but very much part of your life and driving problems. It can be a little tricky getting to the point of compromise, but doable with some effort.
LeoWhile there may be a feeling that others are standing in your way or opposing your plans in spots today, dear Leo, attending to your emotional needs comes naturally and is beneficial. Focusing on yourself and what you’ve been missing in recent weeks is appropriate with the Moon in your sign. Still, differences and problem areas with someone may be in stronger focus, and it can be difficult to see around them. You’ll be at your best when you let go of frustration or anger, ultimately, but right now, you may need to get something off your chest. You have something to learn about yourself through conflicts occurring now. You incline to go your own way, but you also seek acknowledgment from others. Something may not be ready to budge today, and it’s best to be patient.
VirgoA need for time to cocoon in some manner continues today, dear Virgo, with the Moon in the sign just behind yours. This transit encourages a need for down time or some form of retreat from the hectic pace of life. Resentment that you may have buried can emerge today, and this can stimulate restlessness or arguments and drama. Positively, you may be able to clear the air about a frustrating matter. Defensiveness should be avoided for best results now. It’s better to rise above it and focus on resolving problems instead. There is great value in pacing yourself and making preparations or reparations rather than pushing forward. Focus on strengthening yourself and the systems around you. You may meet resistance to your plans, but it’s important to replenish stores of energy. Aim for balance as much as possible now.
LibraThere may be some problems involving others’ demands on your time in spots today, dear Libra, and you could be feeling divided. The Moon is in your social sector all day, pointing to a need for some emotional refreshment through light interactions, friendliness, and attention to dreams and wishes. With the Moon opposite Mars, it would be wise to sort out any seemingly sudden anger, frustration, or resentment before unleashing it. Complicated emotional entanglements and feelings can be at the root of tensions now. Or, you may vacillate between doing something on your own and gaining others’ help. While you should wait out final decisions, acknowledge whatever feelings are coming to the surface today, even if they seem to be irrational, but keep in mind that you don’t have to act on them yet. Address problem areas bravely. It’s a good time to focus on plans and goals related to personal fulfillment and satisfaction.
ScorpioYou may feel a bit conflicted concerning a home versus work matter today, dear Scorpio, but your ambitions or responsibilities seem to be in stronger focus. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, encouraging you to focus on priorities and goals. Someone may be disapproving of your desires or the attention you’re showing others. Tensions can rise, particularly if you’ve been nursing some resentment. A Moon-Mars opposition tends to pull up anger that’s been working under the surface of things. This transit does help you finally deal with a problem area, but it can also be disruptive if you’re not fully aware of what’s happening. The results of conflicts can be exciting and stimulating, but possibly less than satisfying at the moment. Seek out a compromise between two vital drives, but consider that it’s important to pay a little more attention to your duties than usual at this time in the lunar month.
SagittariusThe Moon transits your adventure sector again today, dear Sagittarius, suggesting that you need to feed your spirit. While you can’t entirely escape the demands of daily life now, do find small ways to break the routine. Today’s Moon-Mars opposition can find you getting worked up over a contrary opinion or frustrated with a tense environment, however. Tension can magnify over a difference of opinion, but the viewpoint itself may not be the true problem. If frustrations are about your environment instead, which can be the case for some of you, aim to take small steps towards a stronger feeling of being on top of things by organizing or eliminating some clutter or personal possessions a little bit at a time. The areas where you’ve been feeling frustrated or where you’ve been growing resentful can be triggered, and conflicts can result. Feeling overloaded or impatient can lead to mistakes if you rush things, though, so it may be best to try to tame tendencies towards stubbornness. There are ways to make positive changes, and you’re likely to see them more clearly as the day advances.
CapricornWith the Moon in your solar eighth house all day, dear Capricorn, you can be in an emotional place where no topic is too taboo or sensitive to address. However, others may be more interested in skimming the surface of things and letting things be. Try not to push topics right now. You could be gung-ho about resolving an emotional or private matter. There may be an exciting intimate encounter or discovery, but it’s all too easy to find yourself at cross purposes with someone today. Or, you may be dealing with a disagreement on a money, business, or ownership matter today. If others seem to be disrespecting you, you can take it especially personally. Fortunately, you may find yourself in the position to play detective, and this can be quite welcome and pleasant! It can be a time of valuable, or simply enjoyable, researching and investigating.
AquariusToday is good for appreciating the role of others in your life, or of receiving some feedback or perspective, dear Aquarius. Even so, there can be a dilemma that pits your sense of independence against a need for a connection. The Moon in your partnership sector today suggests a stronger need for interactivity, but its midday opposition to Mars, currently transiting your sign, can point to a brief struggle with this inclination. Emotions may have you feeling stuck in a state of frustration or discontent. Watch your reactions, as others can arouse defensiveness or combativeness in you. However, consider that they may be showing a side of yourself or your unmet needs through your interactions. Competitiveness sometimes works in your favor, as it pushes you to meet and perhaps exceed your goals.
PiscesWith the Moon’s transit of your solar sixth house all day, dear Pisces, solving practical problems and attention to the details of your life comes naturally. Feeling spirited and positive helps you to more easily put the past behind you. As much as you’d like to take care of business and get things into order, the things you haven’t done or unsettled matters can interfere. Resentment can emerge, and difficulties reaching an agreement are possible, with the Moon’s opposition to Mars midday. Watch for a tendency to spin your wheels as you feel overwhelmed with things left to do since this gets you nowhere. Finding a balance is essential today, and it might mean taking things one step at a time to pace yourself.
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.