- The Moon is in Aquarius until 9:24 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- The void Moon occurs from 10:02 AM to 9:24 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase until 10:02 AM, after which the Moon is in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurs today at 10:02 AM.
- Jupiter stations and turns retrograde today (Jupiter is retrograde from May 14th to September 12th).
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Pluto Rx.
- Mars spends its first full day in the sign of Pisces (Mars transits Pisces from May 13th to June 27th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesWith Jupiter beginning its four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Aries, it makes sense to pace yourself or tone down areas where you’ve been overdoing. It’s a good period for editing and refining current projects and for finding rewards in old ventures. Some de-emphasis of ambitious plans gives you the chance to pay more attention to your personal life until September 12th. It’s a better time for reaping the rewards of recent successes and focusing your energy on those projects already in progress rather than taking on new ventures. Today, a Sun-Pluto aspect can motivate you to take charge and make improvements, particularly of your finances or personal possessions. You stand to gain some fascinating insight into people and projects. Any consulting or counseling efforts can be particularly fruitful now.
TaurusJupiter begins its yearly four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Taurus, and this period runs until September 12th. You might experience some initial and natural waning of enthusiasm if you’ve been overdoing certain pursuits, but it’s only until you adjust to this inward-turning Jupiter energy. Once you do, you’ll recognize this period as strong for understanding what truly motivates and enthuses you. Some of the faith you’ve been nurturing may seem to drop away, but only just enough for you to see your plans in a different, more realistic light. You might choose to return to old studies and projects, and this can be to your benefit. It’s better to pace yourself now. Today’s transits help boost your confidence. It’s an excellent time to gain backers or supporters, and incredible energy is with you for enjoying your relationships or for working on resolving problems and making positive changes. You’re in an excellent position for self-renewal through activities that feed your spirit. There may be good news or recognition now. Ideas are golden — let them develop slowly this week.
GeminiJupiter has been transiting your intimacy sector since December, and today, turns retrograde for four months, dear Gemini. This cycle may involve redirecting some of your energies away from a partnership or a strong focus on others. Or, there may be the need to slow down or moderate shared finances or debts. If you’ve been overspending or over-borrowing, or otherwise too dependent on others for your happiness, then this is a time for bringing things back into balance. Recognize that there is a time for pushing things forward and for riding the wash, observing, and reflecting, and until September 12th, it’s the latter. Returning to old projects can be successful. Today’s transits help you gain a better understanding of your inner workings, needs, and desires. Supporting others lifts your spirits, and energies facilitate self-honesty and heightened perception. If you need to quit a bad habit, this can be a time for gaining the motivation and gumption to do so. You may be sharing special news or information with others and enjoying the process.
CancerJupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Cancer, and this transit affects your partnerships and negotiations. In these areas, you may be looking back before moving forward until September 12th. It’s a period for taking a more realistic look at current projects and for developing what’s already in development rather than expanding or taking on more. If you’ve been going hard with supporting others, and now need some independence, consider gentle ways of getting to the right balance. You may be returning to old connections, work projects, or health programs, or you could be working on building and improving current ones with much success. Today’s transits tend to boost you up either socially or materially. Your talents may be put to good use now, and others are likely to see your value more than usual. You might gain new insight into your finances. You may get the chance to bond with someone important to you, possibly through honest conversation or a commitment to make positive changes.
LeoJupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde cycle today, dear Leo, and this turnaround occurs in your work and health sector. Until September 12th, your enthusiasm for work projects and health endeavors continues, but you may begin to see areas of excess that require toning down and adjusting. This cycle helps you pace yourself and gain perspective. While it can be discouraging at first, it’s good, in fact, for practicing some moderation. It can be a good time for doing editing work, review, and research. It comes as a signal that it’s better not to expand or take on more. Focusing on what you’ve already begun is likely to be more successful during this period. With today’s transits, you’ll find others are putting more faith in you, and more importantly, you’re feeling stronger. You might receive a boost or help from a higher-up or an associate. Quick fixes are not what you’re seeking now, as you want to go deep. Conversations are useful and empowering today.
VirgoJupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde today, dear Virgo, pointing to the need to moderate yourself. It’s especially relevant if you’ve been expanding too big or paying too much attention to romance, emotional drama, or solo creative projects to the detriment of other life departments. Some detachment can be healthy, and some de-emphasis of the pursuit of pleasures and entertainment can be practical now. Besides, it can be a good time for finding something lost or reviving old projects or hobbies. There are times to expand and times to pace yourself, and the latter is likely to apply during this cycle that lasts until September 12th. Other transits today favor self-expression, promotion, love, and creative projects. People in your life can shift your perspective in eye-opening, helpful ways, or a movie, book, news, or cultural experience could lead to a new interest. You may be embracing a different philosophy or coming to an interesting take on a matter that’s enlightening.
LibraJupiter’s transit of your home and family sector continues until December, dear Libra, and this can bring rewards and benefits to your personal life. Today, Jupiter begins its yearly, four-month retrograde cycle, and it’s a natural time for slowing down and pacing yourself. This period is excellent for balancing out recent excess or extravagance, although it may feel slightly deflating at first. Treat delays as opportunities to make necessary tweaks. Rather than taking on more projects or expanding, it makes more sense to attend to those already on the go, particularly related to studies, home life, and family. Despite the possible disorientation of the shift itself today, you are likely to feel quite strong with current transits that encourage you to read between the lines, find a solution to a problem, or to enjoy support. Financial matters can thrive today, and it’s a strong time for gaining the motivation to put a challenge or an unhealthy habit behind you. You’re in the mood to make deep rather than cosmetic changes, and it’s a beautiful time for making plans to improve your personal life. People appreciate your advice, opinion, and mind right now.
ScorpioJupiter turns retrograde today and will continue to move in retrograde motion until September 12th, dear Scorpio. There continues to be good energy for learning, studies, communications, and transportation in your life with this Jupiter transit until December. However, during this four-month retrograde cycle, there can be some de-emphasis, review, or toning down in these areas, and it’s not only appropriate, but it’s also beneficial. It may be wise to slow down the taking on of new interests and projects and to focus on enjoying and developing what you already have going. It’s not the time to abandon plans, but rather for making refinements. Today’s transits seem to put you in the right place for reinforcement, support, or recognition. Learning and communications projects, teamwork, and partnerships can thrive. You more clearly see what needs to improve. People appreciate your focus and passion, and you are communicating very persuasively. Your dedication is impressive and shows itself in whatever you do now.
SagittariusJupiter, your ruling planet, begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Sagittarius. This period, lasting until September 12th, is suitable for reassessing some of your projects or for pacing yourself by working on the development of existing projects rather than taking on new ones. There can be some waning enthusiasm or simply de-emphasis in business or with spending and money matters, in general. However, as you adjust to the retrograde period, you’ll recognize that this is a strong time for pacing yourself and judging how much time and energy you require for your projects or plans. Today, you might be passionately dealing with details and fixing problems, and very much enjoying the process! Today is about growing, improving, and moving on, perhaps ironically, through looking at what you’ve already done. You’re in particularly good shape for exploring ways to improve your money situation, income, work, or health.
CapricornJupiter begins its retrograde period that runs until September 12th today, dear Capricorn. While Jupiter will continue to transit your sign and stimulate enthusiasm and optimism until December, some of this is now turning inward during this four-month retrograde cycle. It’s a good time to tame excess and overreaching–essentially, pace yourself! If you’ve been overdoing the seeking of freedom, this is the time to make adjustments that bring you a little closer to earth. Returning to or relaunching past endeavors can be particularly beneficial now, and certainly cutting back on the taking on of new extracurricular projects is a good idea. As the day advances, a strengthening aspect connects the Sun in your creative sector with Pluto in your sign and is powerful for creative self-expression. Sharing your ideas, artistic vision, happiness, and sense of humor is in focus. There may be a boost or recreational activity that’s healing and rewarding. Having the courage to express yourself honestly with someone can help take a relationship to the next level.
AquariusJupiter’s retrograde starts today, dear Aquarius, and will continue until September 12th, encouraging you to reassess certain goals and projects that have taken up too much of your time and energy. If you’ve been a little too withdrawn for your own good or if you’ve been so busy taking care of others that you’ve ignored your own needs, then this is a time for taking steps to balance the scales. There can be distinct benefits to returning to old projects, ventures, and investments, while brand new ones may be slow to get started. Today, a Sun-Pluto transit encourages and motivates you to make deep improvements and changes rather than seek out the quick fix, mainly related to your partnerships, home life, family, and your inner world. This can be a time of an emotional discovery that’s empowering as you shift your perspective. There can be rewarding family connections or a lifestyle change that feels right.
PiscesJupiter begins its four-month retrograde period today, dear Pisces, and this cycle will extend until September 12th. It’s a natural time of the year for some introspection, slowing down, and review. While Jupiter’s transit of your solar eleventh house continues to benefit your spirit of involvement until December, the four-month window beginning today presents an excellent time to restore some balance. If you have too many ideas or projects on your plate, for example, this is a good time to prioritize and pace yourself. Reconnecting with old friends and dreams or plans can be highly beneficial. Today is useful for the motivation to make positive changes and improvements. You’re in particularly good shape in your communications and on a social level. Connections and conversations inspire trust. You’re appealing to many people, and you’re bringing out the best in others today. Still, the Moon spends much of the day in your privacy sector, but later today, enters your sign, pulling up a strong desire to feel connected and acknowledged.
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.