- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- 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 occur tomorrow.
- Venus stations and turns retrograde today (Venus is retrograde from May 13th to June 25th).
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Saturn Rx, Pluto Rx.
- Mars enters Pisces today (Mars transits Pisces from May 13th to June 27th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesVenus begins its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Aries, and retraces its steps in your communications sector. You are likely to have meaningful conversations about the past and possibly love or past relationships during this time. You may be reassessing a course of study or waiting on an application. Many of you could be feeling in a state of limbo with plans that are not quite finalized, and while you wait for answers, you can do some major rethinking. Returning to old interests, projects, and learning endeavors can be fruitful during this cycle. This cycle can find you strolling down memory lane frequently. Communications and your daily life are up for review. You can learn a lot about what you want, who you love, and what you value during this retrograde, but important, big decisions should probably wait until later. Give yourself time to process things. Today, try to keep your wits about you. Relations can be on the tricky side as the shift occurs. Social graces may not be up to par, and it’s important to avoid taking social fumbles too seriously. Also today, Mars moves into your privacy sector for a stay of just over six weeks when Mars enters your sign. From June 27th, you will truly feel like a new beginning. Until then, however, it makes sense to strategize, rest, reflect, and tie up loose ends. This may not always be easy to do, but it’s a vital process.
TaurusYour ruler, Venus, begins its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Taurus, transiting your finance sector. During this cycle that lasts until June 25th, you’re inclined to perceive things a little differently, mainly related to finances, comfort issues, possessions and valuables, and self-worth or value. You may be better off not making life-changing decisions related to these affairs until you’ve had a while to think things through. You might be learning to make do with less, or it may be a time for reviewing your attachments, finances, and budgeting. These are not ideal days for buying new big-ticket items, but if you have an eye for good deals, you may find that people are parting with things they wouldn’t unload under normal conditions! While you may not always feel confident and sure about your feelings during this cycle, it’s an excellent period for considering how your approach to attracting what you want has served you in the past, and what can improve going forward. Money management can be a bigger topic these days, or you may be doing a waiting game with money. When this happens, you may very well discover new sources of income as you get creative about making a living. You might feel as if you’re stuck or moving backward in spots, but it’s a fine period for collecting financial information, re-budgeting, and perhaps finding lost items. Taking extra time to figure out what it is you want is natural now, and anyone foolish enough to pressure you has their work cut out for them! Also today, Mars begins transiting your solar eleventh house, and will continue this transit along a similar timeline as the Venus retrograde–until June 27th. This puts Mars in harmony with your sign, which can help relieve some pressure.
GeminiVenus turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, launching a six-week cycle that occurs in your sign, making it uniquely personal for you. Venus has been traveling through your sign since April 3rd. Now, while retrograde, Venus will retrace its steps through your sign, and you may be backstepping or rethinking a matter. While your attractive powers remain strong, you could be a little withdrawn and hesitant about pushing forward in matters of the heart. It’s a time for looking into your heart and understanding your needs more intimately. In the weeks ahead, you’re likely to do quite a bit of reviewing, reassessing, and perhaps some experimenting with your image, looks, manner, dating, and relationships. Take your time with major decision-making! With the shift occurring today, you may experience some indecision. Limbo isn’t the most comfortable place to be, but it allows you to slow down and make powerful observations. While you may not always feel confident and certain about your feelings during this cycle, it’s an excellent period for considering how your approach to attracting what you want has served you in the past. Also today, Mars enters your solar tenth house for a stay of over six weeks. This period tends to highlight increased ambition and competition, and it’s good for gunning towards a particular goal.
CancerRomantic matters or your feelings can be on the complicated side these days with Venus in your privacy sector since April 3rd, dear Cancer. Dealing with past relationships, love triangles, or sacrifices made for someone can figure strongly in your life now and in the coming weeks with a six-week Venus retrograde cycle beginning today, effectively extending this transit. There can be secrets or new information surfacing that prompts you to rethink current plans. There can be times when you’re tempted to bury your feelings so that you can concentrate on other areas of life. You’re even more inclined to keep your deeper feelings private. However, it’s a strong period for getting in touch with your needs from love, so be brave and face your feelings. This can be a time when you have a change of heart as you look at matters differently. It can be a good time to put a difficult attachment behind you once and for all. Matters from the past creep up and demand your attention. Also today, Mars moves into your solar ninth house for a stay until June 27th. As Mars harmonizes with your sign in the weeks ahead, you’ll find it natural to assert yourself and to pursue your desires without too many obstacles in your way.
LeoVenus begins its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Leo, and retraces its steps through your social sector until June 25th. You may be in limbo about a friendship or your social life on some level during this period, perhaps waiting on someone or for a project to progress. This can certainly give you the chance to think about what and who you genuinely value, even if it’s a source of some frustration. Don’t waste your time trying to decide a relationship matter that is not yet ready to be resolved. Aim to let things flow and observe how things are unfolding with as much patience as you can muster. It’s a time for exploring your unacknowledged inner needs, wants, and desires, and this process is both necessary and rewarding. Resurfacing of issues and possibly even people from the past may figure strongly. Putting a matter behind you once and for all, getting closure, or reorienting your love life or leisure time and pleasures can be in focus in the weeks ahead. Also today, Mars begins energizing your solar eighth house, and you become more strategic when it comes to moving your plans forward until June 27th. It’s a fine cycle for exploring an absorbing connection or project.
VirgoVenus begins its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Virgo, and you’ll do well to review recent events to understand your needs and values more fully. This cycle most strongly affects your professional goals or reputation as Venus retraces its steps in your solar tenth house. You may be returning to old problems, or you may be questioning your enjoyment of what you’re doing and seeking out more fulfillment. There can be complicated relationships on the work front, or you may be waiting for a decision or plan to unfold. It can also be a time when you’re processing recent events and catching up with your feelings. When you’re too busy doing, you may not always process what’s going on inside, and now you get the chance. Today, keep in mind that not all is what it appears, especially where career matters and finances are concerned. Also today, Mars enters your partnership sector for a similar length of time–Venus is retrograde until June 25th, and Mars is in this sector of your chart until June 27th. It can be an animated time for close relationships, and you may want to watch that warmth isn’t missing in your interactions.
LibraVenus stations and turns retrograde for six weeks starting today, dear Libra, retracing its steps in your spirit and adventure sector until June 25th. Your attention can turn to the past as you do some catching up with your feelings about your relationships, image, pleasure factor, personal interests, and studies. A communications project may need some refinement. Review, revise, and redo if necessary! If you’re in limbo, keep on doing what feels right rather than let delays discourage you. Most importantly, as you go at these matters from a different angle, get in touch with what you truly value and enjoy. Legal or educational plans may not be moving forward at the speed you’d like, but delays can stimulate different approaches that turn out to be very beneficial. You might revive an old interest or course of study during this cycle. Try to leave important deal-clinching for a later date. Relationships may not be as straightforward as you’d like in the weeks ahead, but it’s a fine time to process feelings and affections. Sensitivity is important today as we can be a little on edge. Also today, Mars moves into your work and health sector for a stay until June 27th. It’s a fine time to pour more energy and passion into your daily affairs, work, or pursuit of health and wellness.
ScorpioVenus turns retrograde today and will continue its retrograde until June 25th, dear Scorpio. It’s time to review the past and slow down a little in certain areas of your life. Finances, intimate relationships, and partnerships can be areas of your life most affected by this retrograde since Venus connects with these areas of life. This cycle can be about playing catch-up with your feelings, needs, wants, and values. It’s not an ideal time for making firm decisions, but rather for considering problems from different angles and perspectives and gradually coming to new conclusions. You may very well discover that something you’ve been gunning for may no longer be up your alley, or you could revive something from the past that now seems viable again. Reassessing relationship and intimacy needs can figure strongly. Finances, particularly related to debts or taxes, may need a closer look. If you’re waiting for money or a relationship, you could discover new ways to cope that truly benefit you in the process. Also starting today, action-oriented Mars brings dynamic energy to your romance and pleasure sector, and will continue to do so until June 27th, ensuring that life will not be dull! This transit helps boost your initiative and courage, although it’s important to note that some warmth may be missing in your approach to relationships at times.
SagittariusVenus begins its retrograde cycle today, dear Sagittarius, and will remain in this apparent backward motion until June 25th. This period is about getting in better touch with your feelings, sensibilities, tastes, and values. You get the chance to catch up with those matters that you’ve overlooked, brushed aside, or were too busy to address. You may be looking at partnerships, relationships, or your social life in new ways. Questions of whether you are enjoying yourself can be called up now. Get in touch with what (and who) truly matters to you. This is not a process that you should rush, and, fortunately, you have some weeks ahead to figure it all out! It’s time to review the past and to avoid making important, life-changing decisions until you’ve digested everything. Also today, Mars enters your home and family sector for a stay until June 27th. This influence brings a lot of energy to your domestic life — possibly too much, at times! Used well, you can get a whole lot accomplished around the home, and you can be more assertive and forthright with family members. If under strain, there can be some argumentativeness or tension.
CapricornVenus begins its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Capricorn, turning your attention to the past as well as to some of your unacknowledged inner needs, wants, and desires. Some of you could be experimenting with your social or love life during this period. Work matters might be on the tricky side with Venus retrograde in our work and health sector. You may be waiting for an answer, or a review of health programs or work projects may be necessary now, particularly regarding your enjoyment factor. You may be seeking ways to derive more enjoyment and pleasure from your daily life. Use this time to get in better touch with your feelings and values. You are given a chance to catch up with those matters that you’ve overlooked or brushed aside. You may be looking at your work, health, reputation, and daily routines in a different light. Questions of whether you are enjoying yourself enough can be called up now. Also today, Mars enters your communications sector, and until June 27th, you’ll have a lot more energy for personal interests. You may come across a little abruptly or impatiently at times, but you have a lot going on and much to keep you busy and engaged.
AquariusVenus turns retrograde today and will remain this way until June 25th, dear Aquarius. As Venus retraces its step through your solar fifth house, you’ll be looking at creative projects, romantic matters, relationships with your children, pleasure, entertainment, or hobbies in new ways. This process is not necessarily about putting creative ideas on hold; it’s more likely that you’re refining them before pushing forward, and this can also be the case for romantic relationships. Past relationships may be in focus, or you can feel a bit hung up on someone emotionally. You may be doing a waiting game, and you could feel in limbo at times during this cycle, although this can ultimately lead to new approaches that truly work for you. A current romantic interest may be difficult to read. You may discover that you have been undervaluing or overvaluing someone during this cycle, and whatever insight you gain now can be very useful to you going forward. Backwards-looking energy is with you on a romantic or creative level, and it’s a period of fateful events and encounters. While reminiscing is just fine and, in fact, helpful right now, try not to get stuck there. Instead, aim to sort out what truly matters to you. This is also a brilliant period for finding new or renewed ways to enjoy yourself through hobbies or entertainment that better suits you at this point in your life. Also today, Mars leaves your sign and enters your resources sector for a six-week stay. You benefit from focusing on building a project during this cycle.
PiscesVenus begins its six-week retrograde cycle today, dear Pisces, lasting until June 25th. During this period, Venus retraces its steps in your family and home sector, and you may be finding ways to improve your domestic world. You could be dealing with some uncomfortable conditions in the home or with family that helps get the ball rolling, or you could be revisiting old personal or domestic problems. It’s a time for understanding problems and for reassessing your values and needs. There may be some comfort issues to deal with, or on a psychological level, you could experience some lack of support that requires a different approach. Relationship problems can magnify during a Venus retrograde cycle, but this can help you see where to make changes and improvements. Also today, Mars enters your sign, and it will transit Pisces until June 27th–this transit runs concurrently with the Venus retrograde. While you could experience some slowdowns, creative blocks, or frustrations with your current state of affairs in the weeks ahead, workarounds can lead to massive improvements. This combination can certainly bring about a state of restlessness and discontent, which can wear you down if you allow it to. You might decide instead to work hard on ventures already in place or pour energies into study and learning and strike a compromise. While all-new endeavors look very appealing, it’s better to finish what you started before moving on.
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.