- The Moon is in Capricorn.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 7th, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on May 14th.
- Saturn stations and turns retrograde today (Saturn is retrograde from May 11 to September 29).
- Current retrogrades: Pluto Rx, Saturn Rx
- Mercury enters Gemini today (Mercury transits Gemini from May 11 to 28).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThere can be a feeling of urgency to know where you stand today, dear Aries, but try not to succumb to it. Impulsiveness and impracticality can interfere with good money management now. There can be a feeling of heaviness surrounding your obligations and/or a friendship or group right now. Try not to succumb to the feeling that everything needs to be solved and resolved immediately. Saturn is now retrograde until September 29th, pointing to a shift in perspective over the coming months, particularly related to your friendships, networking, and long-term happiness goals. Later, the review will involve career or life path goals. It’s important to recognize that you have enough time to resolve problems and that efforts to build and restructure are beneficial for you in the long run. Increases or expansion may lead to stress rather than joy right now, so do your best to tone things down and get what you have in place in better order. Also today, Mercury begins its transit of your communications sector, sharpening and enhancing your ability to process information until May 28th. You are likely to be quite busy during this cycle, coming up with new ideas and learning assorted new things.
TaurusA lot can be up in the air this week, dear Taurus. Avoid feeling pressed to make a decision. Focusing on realizable goals and stopping to appreciate what’s already in place will bring the most satisfaction now. Others may be a little gruff or pushy with you early today, and small disagreements can turn into far more. Try to center yourself, offering yourself more time to draw a conclusion. Your bigger ideas need more time, edits, and definition before you set them in motion. Saturn begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, and until September 29th, prompts you to do some sorting or reviewing of current goals and projects or endeavors. You’re likely to feel a shift in perspective about your long-term goals, responsibilities, career, or life path. There is a real need to simplify rather than expand or increase in your career and with your reputation, as development or expansion can bring about undue stress. You’re in excellent shape, however, for reviewing these issues and building upon current projects already in place or returning to unfinished endeavors. Also today, Mercury leaves your sign and moves into your money and values sector, sticking around there until May 28th. It’s an excellent cycle for analyzing your finances and belongings, including spending and saving habits.
GeminiEarly today, you can be feeling pressure to produce, make a decision, and get things done, dear Gemini, courtesy of a nervous Mercury-Mars aspect. However, Saturn reaches its station as it turns retrograde, and you’re encouraged to slow down to consider your larger plans and goals. This is not the time to rush decisions! Watch that you don’t say something offhand that you later regret if you’re feeling pressured, and avoid taking on more when you should be thinking of simplifying. Try to tackle things one at a time rather than wear yourself out. Saturn will remain in its yearly retrograde cycle, this time until September 29th, dividing its time between your sectors of spirit and intimacy. This move suggests a shift in your perspective of your responsibilities. At first, this shift can feel heavy, and your responsibilities seem to weigh you down. Even though they are unlikely to increase now, you may feel them more strongly until you adjust to the shift of energy, after which this feeling subsides. Plans or projects may stall, or you question your commitment to some of them, perhaps due to altered motivation levels or realistic assessments of the limits of time and energy. The months ahead are excellent for editing or building upon projects already in place, and less ideal for brand-new major or ambitious plans. Simplifying, building, structuring, and stabilizing efforts produce the best results at this time. Also today, Mercury, your planetary ruler, enters your sign for a stay until May 28th. This is one of your more communicative phases of the year. It’s a time when you’re not only reaching out more often, but you’re also communicating with more impact. You might prefer to take the lead when it comes to mental or intellectual tasks and to make executive decisions.
CancerSome caution should be exercised today when it comes to money matters and decision-making mostly, dear Cancer. People may not be listening–or listening well. The atmosphere is a little chaotic, but Saturn’s station today encourages you to slow down and think about your priorities. Do your best to tune out distractions. People are especially prone to making errors of judgment now until they grow accustomed to the shift. Saturn will be retrograde until September 29th, and it’s a reasonable period for review. While it can cast a heavy note to this week, responsibilities are unlikely to increase at this time — they may only feel weightier temporarily. Areas of life most affected by this shift in perspective are debts, support, emotional health, and your close relationships. You might need to reassess how much time and energy you can afford to invest in these matters, or you may be dealing with delays or refinements of plans. Once you begin to recognize the need for restructuring, simplifying, and stabilizing your life, you’ll have a stronger sense of the benefits of this retrograde cycle. Also today, Mercury enters your privacy and soul sector for a stay until May 28th. More thinking or conversing about the past can be in order. It’s a good time to find ways to quieten your mind or meditate more often. Discretion may benefit you during this cycle.
LeoYou could feel pressured to make a decision early today, dear Leo. You might also be a little short in your communications. However tense you may be feeling, it’s best to slow yourself down today. Saturn is stationing as it turns retrograde, and because we’re not used to this heavy energy, we could feel weighed down or disoriented temporarily. It’s best to take the time to think about your priorities, particularly related to partnerships and significant people in your life. Saturn will remain retrograde until September 29th, although it will move back into your work and health sector from July 1st forward. This cycle is an important and helpful time for changing your perspective about your responsibilities, reviewing, and editing endeavors or goals already in place. The key to working with it to your advantage is to remind yourself of the work you need to do to stabilize critical areas of your life, especially your relationships, work, and health, and to connect with this purpose. Simplifying rather than taking on additional responsibilities makes the most sense now. Also today, Mercury enters your solar eleventh house, where this messenger planet will transit until May 28th. Your thinking is progressive, and your ideas are more well-received than usual.
VirgoThere is a tendency for life to feel a little too chaotic early today, dear Virgo, but it’s an important time for pacing yourself. You may need to take extra care with how and what you communicate. Saturn stations and turns retrograde now, and until September 29th, will move in this apparent backward motion. While this and other shifts occur this week, watch for errors. There may be strained relationships with others, or the weight of your work or health responsibilities can be heavier just for now. The cycle itself simply points to a shifting perspective on your routines, work, and health, and later on (from July 1st onward), your romantic and creative life. It’s a better period for review and reflection than innovation, and while you may encounter some waning motivation or delays in any of these areas, you are in an excellent position to simplify, edit, and build what you already have in place. Also today, Mercury heads to the top of your solar chart for a stay of over two weeks. You speak with more awareness of your audience, and also with more authority during this cycle.
LibraSaturn stations as it turns retrograde today, dear Libra, and it’s best to watch for errors as the shift occurs. Early today, you might be feeling pressured to make a decision, but a rushed one is not the answer. There is a tendency for sharp or hasty, impatient speech, and the possibility of revealing something that you later regret. Your perspective on commitments related to romance and creativity is likely to shift with Saturn’s retrograde turn. Saturn entered your solar fifth house in March, and is now backing up until September 29th. This cycle is good for reevaluating, consolidating, or rebuilding key areas of your life. You may experience a feeling of heaviness this week as this station and others occur all in a row, but once accustomed to the energy, you’ll find that things even out and are smoother as you consider the limits of time and energy. You might return to a previous project and approach it in a new way now, or you might build a work-in-progress. Brand-new major projects may not take off quickly and might only serve to stress you out, as this is a time for conserving energy and simplifying your life, generally speaking. Also today, Mercury heads into harmony with your sign, boosting your communications and mindset. Until May 28th is a great time for gaining a new perspective on current problems and recent events. You are more courageous or simply spontaneous when it comes to expressing your opinions and sharing your ideas.
ScorpioEarly today, there is a tendency to over-stimulation and a chaotic environment, dear Scorpio. You might feel pressured to make a decision, but it’s unlikely you have the right information. Consciously try to raise yourself above it all. Saturn reaches its yearly retrograde station today and will remain retrograde until September 29th. This yearly cycle presents opportunities to reassess, edit, and refine your commitments. With this shift and more shifts to come this week, you may be feeling somewhat disoriented. Home and family matters may need some redoing or experience delays. Thinking about the long-term will help you understand the importance of this period. Reconnecting to the meaning of your commitments or responsibilities is a process, and you’ll get there soon enough. It’s a time for examining your intentions and expectations. Aim to simplify and work on projects already underway so that you can catch your breath. Also today, Mercury enters your intimacy sector for a stay until May 28th. You’re inclined to pick up on information that you might overlook at different stages in Mercury’s transit of the signs. While you tend to go deep and tune into subtle cues and hidden layers in general, this trait is even more pronounced than usual now. It’s a rather fabulous period for doing in-depth study, research, investigation, and analysis.
SagittariusAim to double-check your work today, dear Sagittarius, as important shifts are occurring now and in the next few days, blurring things just a little. It’s temporary, but it’s best to observe and wait things out until you see where you’re heading. Don’t rush decisions today. There is a heaviness when it comes to choices and difficulty deciding what’s next, but it shouldn’t be pushed. Saturn begins its yearly retrograde period today and will remain retrograde until September 29th. This cycle is an opportunity period for reviewing and reassessing your projects and commitments. Saturn is rather newly transiting your sector of communications and transportation, and these areas of life are most affected by the retrograde. This can be a checkpoint moment for certain learning, personal interests, communications, and socializing activities. There can be delays related to these matters. You might return to an unfinished project rather than take on a new one, and this is likely to be the more successful strategy. Simplifying and structuring your life are essential now. Also today, Mercury enters your opposite sign for a stay until May 28th. It’s a period for sharing your ideas and plans more readily. You may be doing more thinking about your relationships, or you seem to need catalysts to jumpstart your own thinking. Your interactions with others hold tremendous potential for fresh ideas and thinking.
CapricornA Mercury-Mars connection can lead to a sense that you need to make quick decisions very early today, dear Capricorn, but Saturn’s station wants us to slow down and get things right before jumping to conclusions and decisions. Today may be a little frustrating as a result, but if you consciously slow yourself down and avoid taking on too much, things will be smoother. There can be some heaviness when it comes to financial matters today and this week. Sort, organize, and take things a step at a time for best results. Saturn will be retrograde until September 29th. This cycle is healthy for reviewing your commitments and responsibilities, mainly related to your finances, business, security, self-worth, natural talents, resources, and comfort levels. There may be delays related to some of these things or a temporary pulling back from specific projects until you come to new conclusions. These shouldn’t be rushed as your perspective shifts this week. In a general sense and particularly related to money matters, it’s a better period for review and reflection than innovation. Also today, Mercury heads into your solar sixth house for a stay until the 28th. It’s a great time for tidying up your life in small but helpful ways. The Moon spends today in your sign, and your emotions seem bigger and more colorful as a result.
AquariusIf you can tune out “noise” today, dear Aquarius, the day is likely to be smoother. There is a need to slow down and think about your responsibilities and duties with Saturn’s station. Try to be content doing what you need to do without worrying too much about others’ expectations. Emotions and affections can be hard to make sense of right now. Saturn in your sign begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, and it lasts until September 29th, signaling a period of review. Saturn will later back into the sign behind yours (from July 1st). With this change, you might experience fewer external pressures on you compared to recent months. Still, there can be some guilt and anxiety to deal with until you adjust to this shift. If you feel disconnected from the purpose of the responsibilities brought on by this Saturn transit to your sign, then this retrograde can effectively magnify the heaviness or weight of them, even if they haven’t changed or increased. In other words, your perception of your responsibilities can alter. The sooner you tune into your sense of purpose and keep in mind that you are learning to rely on yourself and get your life into order, the less overwhelming things will be. Moderation is necessary now. Returning to a previous project may be particularly rewarding during this cycle, and is more likely to be successful than a brand-new one. Also today, Mercury moves into your solar fifth house, and you’ll be tapping into your more creative or playful side during this cycle that lasts until the 28th. Your ideas are more popular, your conversations more playful and friendly, and your thoughts often very creative.
PiscesDo your best not to jump to conclusions or succumb to pressure to make quick decisions today, dear Pisces. Saturn stations and turns retrograde today, and it’s best to take it easy, consider your responsibilities, and work step by step towards your goals. Saturn is retrograde until September 29th, and during this yearly cycle, it’s a natural time for you to review your obligations and reconsider personal plans. Some level of withdrawal is possible now. You’re learning more deeply about your spiritual goals, tying up loose ends, or finishing long-term projects that have outworn their purpose. Saturn’s station can feel a little heavy as you sense that you’re switching gears, but in time, you will adjust to this shift, and you’re likely to welcome this period of review. It’s not an ideal cycle for launches of major long-term projects, but returning to complete old projects can be rewarding. Also today, Mercury heads into your solar fourth house. Until May 28th, your thoughts and conversations are more likely to revolve around personal matters, especially family, home, and domestic issues. You can enjoy a particularly busy home life in the weeks ahead.
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.