- The Moon is in Sagittarius until 5:38 AM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn.
- The void Moon occurs today from 2:10 AM to 5:38 AM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 3:23 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 7th, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on May 14th.
- Current retrogrades: Pluto Rx
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe first half of today is strong for private, emotional, or behind the scenes activities, dear Aries. It’s also good for practical thinking that can benefit from some imagination and instinct. While later today can feel a little strained, you prefer to go with the flow and enjoy the process this morning. You may want to act on a deep desire or a dream, and you can be successful at taking action on a private matter. Helping others can be especially satisfying now, too. If you have a hunch, it’s probably correct, particularly if it relates to business and money matters. Some form of release from recent pressures can come now, but as the day progresses, watch for rushing things. Turning to others for a sense of stability could be a lesson in frustration. If you notice that people are defensive, which is highly likely, it may be better to wait for a better day to tackle the important things. The tendency is to take what’s communicated very personally. You may need to control what you say today, but don’t do this to the point that you’re not saying what you mean.
TaurusIn the first half of today, the Sun in your sign harmonizes with Neptune, dear Taurus, opening your heart and your mind to new possibilities. As well, Mercury in your sign harmonizes with Jupiter. These transits encourage you to look at situations and people for their beauty rather than their flaws. Dreams and ideals assume particular importance to you today, and helping others can be rewarding. Your words can be helpful or inspiring to others. The more easygoing and likable qualities of your nature are in the spotlight. You have more faith in achieving your dreams and happiness goals. There may be a plan or project that really gets you going, and you enjoy dedicating time and energy to it. As the day advances, a tense aspect comes into play. It may be best to avoid rushing decisions and watch what you say, particularly professionally or publicly. The tendency may be to resist others’ wishes or to push an idea when people are too absorbed in their own desires to give yours due consideration. You may be provocative now, whether it’s your intention or not! Check yourself for words you may later regret.
GeminiThe first half of the day encourages you to go with the flow, dear Gemini, and to feel more faithful and hopeful. A Sun-Neptune aspect encourages relaxation, retreat, and imagination. The creative side of your projects holds more appeal than usual, and you’re particularly good at seeing magic in your pursuits or bringing it to your ventures. Others may be seeking your unique view or creative touch. You might be looking to take action on a dream, private matter, or charitable feeling, and can be quite successful at making necessary changes. There could be substantial support from behind the scenes or from an unexpected source. Warm feelings about a secret or private matter, or your imagination, tends to take you to the right places today. Later today, however, we head towards a Mercury-Mars aspect that tends to point out discrepancies that can be irritating. It can be an impulsive time for decisions and communications, but you can consciously choose to avoid rushing both of these things. Aim to know more about an issue before jumping to conclusions or action.
CancerToday’s influences are a bit contradictory but revealing, dear Cancer. In the first half of the day, a Sun-Neptune connection can inspire you to dream and imagine wonderful possibilities. A Mercury-Jupiter transit encourages you to think positively. Look for emotional refreshment and a break from overthinking now. You might mentally connect with interesting people and ideas. Listen to your intuition as you dream up new ways to pursue long-term happiness goals and novel solutions to problems. There is more faith in your friendships or a special cause or plan. You are putting things into a larger context, leading to a nice feeling of understanding. Your interests, passions, and friends can be especially unique now. Later today, however, a Mercury-Mars square comes into play, and there may be undue pressure on doing things quickly. This energy can point to hasty decision-making, usually stemming from tension rather than pure instinct. Try to examine what kinds of things pull up the most frustration, as they are clues to unresolved issues that may be driving your behavior or causing too much stress in your life.
LeoThe first half of the day pulls out your imagination and faith, dear Leo, and you can feel quite confident and content. Research and development are highly favored right now. You seem to have others’ backing, or you’re considering the more imaginative or spiritual side to long-term goals and your career path or projects. There can be wonderful enjoyment of your feelings of dedication, as well as a stronger commitment to working through whatever difficulties may come your way. Channels for self-expression open as your faith increases and you see more possibilities. Intuition is strong for what the public needs and for future trends, and this helps you to make better plans. The day advances with a tense aspect coming into influence. Mercury and Mars challenge one another, and irritation is likely. Nevertheless, you can also choose to use frustrations as motivators to work on something on your own or to set your own pace, and you might find you thoroughly enjoy the time you take to do so. It may be a good idea, though, to avoid provoking or discussing especially sensitive topics now. Disagreements tend to happen due to rushing and impatience, so make a point of slowing down and do your best not to jump to conclusions.
VirgoYou are likely to receive favorable, positive responses to your ideas or plans today, dear Virgo. You may relish the opportunity to support someone who needs your help. This is a time for building confidence and excitement about new ideas. You could have a breakthrough of sorts on an intellectual level or about a belief. Something you learn or a conversation about a philosophical matter can be motivating. It’s a fine time for creative activities. Patience and a feeling of connectedness with others can be in focus. Something spiritual, romantic, or otherwise inspiring can lift your spirits and improve your outlook. Feeling on the same page with someone or understood can have the same effect. Later today, however, a Mercury-Mars aspect comes into influence, and it can lead to a feeling of being pressured. A difference of opinion can bother you more than it typically would, perhaps because you feel rushed in other areas of life. Try to pull back on the pressure, and avoid overloading yourself with things to do.
LibraThe first half of the day is good for building your faith and patience, dear Libra. A connection between the Sun and Neptune adds creative flair and a nice touch of imagination to your day. It also helps you see where you may have been rushing or pushing too much, and it feels good to let things flow along. You might have intuitive hunches that lead you to the right information and creative ways to improve your work or health. Supporting others or self-improvement efforts can be rewarding now. You might be especially effective at turning a responsibility or duty into something pleasurable. It’s a strong time for finding inspiration. As the day advances, however, a Mercury-Mars square comes into play, and it can have you feeling rushed or pressured. Impatience can be an issue now, leading to poor decisions or conflicts. People may be very attached to their ideas now. Aim to avoid snap decisions.
ScorpioThe first half of today is good for building your faith and encouraging you to relax and open your heart, dear Scorpio. A greater understanding and acceptance in a relationship can be part of the picture. You’re bringing more imagination or compassion to a relationship or project. Creative movement, dance, or art can be healing, and so can reaching out compassionately. You are giving more of your time and energy to a conversation, and it’s helpful. You might desire to make something beautiful in your life and to share it with others. Interactions are successful and even uplifting. Some of you can feel especially devoted and connected to a creative project or hobby. As the day advances, a Mercury-Mars square comes into play, however. This aspect can produce some mental tension or overstimulation. Watch carefully for a tendency to want to do too much, too fast. It’s a little too easy to become irritated, and others can seem disagreeable or provoking.
SagittariusYou’re in good shape for attending to practical affairs with extra imagination and a strong dose of intuition today, dear Sagittarius. Take the time to contemplate recent events and your own feelings. If you’ve been working hard or going through quick changes in your life, this is a time to recognize the need to assimilate, rest, or disengage a little. A philanthropic or creative activity can be especially useful for letting loose your gentler, contemplative side. Still, as the day advances, a Mercury-Mars square comes into play, and tension can build. Pay attention to intuitive insights into health or recent work projects, as well as your urges to do something meaningful. However, it’s best not to speak too quickly later today. This can be a time when you’re anxious to express yourself, but there can be hasty conclusions drawn. We may also be speaking too brusquely or insensitively. Watch for impulsiveness since thinking isn’t clear now.
CapricornIn the first half of the day, energies seem to encourage you to relax, dear Capricorn, and to draw on faith and patience to let life unfold rather than attempt to push it along. It can be a time of creative or emotional inspiration. You are getting your message across creatively and quite well right now. Others are particularly interested in what you say, or they are fascinated with and attracted to your mind/ideas. This is a strong time for writing and bringing more imagination to your work or projects. You might feel more confident and courageous about expressing your imaginative side. Later today, however, there can be some tension or pressure to make a decision when it’s probably better to ride it out. Take extra care getting around, communicating, and drawing conclusions with Mercury forming a square to Mars, as people can be tense and impatient. You might experience a need for closeness but fear of being restricted.
AquariusThe first half of the day seems to encourage your imagination, dear Aquarius, with a Sun-Neptune supporting your faith and vision. You could find it rather natural to relax and go with the flow. This can be a fabulous time to focus on activities that produce spiritual rewards. Or, this can be a period for tapping into your intuition and coming up with solutions that benefit your finances, family, home life, and sense of security or safety. Problem-solving is enhanced, and sharing ideas or plans with family/loved ones might be especially rewarding. You have subtle but important opportunities for enhancing your family experiences and finding peace with your past. Money or resources for improving family life or for the home may be available now. More colorful entertainment or activities that engage your imagination are attractive and helpful. Still, as the day advances, there can be some tension. Watch for overstating or rushing conversations and conclusions with a Mercury-Mars aspect coming into play. Watch also for impatience as the pace can be intense but tripping up is more likely if you rush through things. It may very well be that you’re putting too much pressure on yourself to make a decision. New ideas are exciting, but there can also be associated worries.
PiscesYour interest in the spiritual or emotional dimensions of your life increases today, dear Pisces. The world of your imagination, or of art or mystery, holds the most appeal at the moment. You may feel driven to share a vision or idea with someone you care about, or to write about your dreams and perceptions. Your finer qualities and inner strength seem to shine through today. Still, you can be happily lost in thought right now. You’re interacting with imagination and unique flair. People tend to be speaking highly of you. As the day advances, however, a Mercury-Mars aspect can leave us feeling impatient, but jumping to conclusions (or to argument) is a consequence. Others may be a bit aggressive about their needs, or you might feel overruled. The chances are high that people are too wrapped up in their own problems to notice much of anything else just for now. It may be best to avoid jumping to communicate as misunderstandings are possible. Communications and conclusions can be rushed. Aim to wait things out for better results.
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.