- The Moon is in Libra.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 6:30 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 11th, and the Full Moon will occur on the 18th.
- Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are retrograde.
- Venus enters Taurus today (Venus transits Taurus from May 15-June 8).
- Mars enters Cancer today (Mars transits Cancer from May 15-July 1).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Venus is now transiting your solar second house, dear Aries, and until June 8th, you can enjoy increased self-esteem that reflects out to the world, helping you attract increased income, gifts, or benefits. Building and collecting appeal to you more than usual. You’re particularly skilled at managing your resources and using people skills to move your business forward. Exhibiting patience with money or your business can be particularly beneficial now. It’s a good time for developing your talents or using them in pleasing ways. Relationships are stabilized, or you gravitate toward familiar, comfortable people and connections. While you may be a little bit self-indulgent, possessive, or acquisitive during this cycle, generally speaking, it’s excellent for getting comfortable and learning about your needs. Mercury and Neptune harmonize today, giving you a window into your subconscious mind. You can more easily get in touch with your innermost desires. Private time is helpful now, even in small doses. It’s a good time for money management initiatives and business matters that require imagination and intuition.
Venus enters your sign today, dear Taurus, and you’ll continue to host your ruling planet until June 8th. You radiate good energy, and you tend to attract positive attention and feedback as a result during this satisfying cycle. There can be more clarity regarding your feelings or in your love life. You more confidently treat yourself and live well, and you’re putting the right kind of vibes out there for attracting pleasant people and circumstances into your life. Despite a marked craving for appreciation, you’re often functioning quite independently as you feel the ball is in your court. Because Venus also rules your work and health sector, work might be more available to you in the coming weeks. As well, Mercury in your sign harmonizes with Neptune today, and conversations with a friend or the excitement of a budding project can inspire you. You gravitate towards peaceful and calming situations and conversations.
Venus enters your solar twelfth house today, dear Gemini, where it will transit until June 8th. The weeks ahead can be a time of greater understanding of the more spiritual side of love, or for making sacrifices in the name of love. Your affections are private or in a state of flux during this cycle. Your compassion engages more fully, and this can draw you to people who need help. Benefits can come through behind the scenes efforts. It’s an excellent time for enjoying some level of solitude and privacy, as well as for becoming very cozy with your inner world. Ideally, you get to a beautiful place of greater understanding of your past and your deeper feelings about recent events. Intuition is heightened, particularly with people, and so is sensitivity, so take special care of yourself during this period. Today, you have a good head for practical matters, but you’re also imaginative and inspired. You are more able to express ideas or feelings that you usually can’t find words for. There can be a nice feeling about a private matter.
Venus enters your solar eleventh house today, dear Cancer, where it will transit until June 8th. You benefit from spending more time around people, soaking up inspiration and returning the favor. This transit can stimulate a desire to be involved in the community or part of a particular group or club. It’s a time for seeking out people and situations that make you feel at ease about expressing who you are. There can be unusual alliances formed in the weeks ahead, primarily because you’re attracted to progressive, avant-garde people and pleasures during this cycle. Today, you might get the chance to communicate more creatively with friends or networks. Your thoughts or words are flowing, natural, and compassionate. What and how you communicate can encourage others to open up, and you might inspire and help someone out. There can be a breakthrough of sorts in your spiritual understanding as Mercury and Neptune form a harmonious aspect today.
With Venus transiting your solar tenth house now and until June 8th, dear Leo, you might gain some recognition for your creativity, attractiveness, people skills, or warm personality. If your reputation could use a boost, this is a good time for getting closer to bosses, parents, and the like. There can be much enjoyment of your career or the pursuit of long-term goals. This transit sometimes coincides with rewards, awards, and changes in relationship status. Your love life may be more public than usual, or you may be drawing upon your people skills more than usual in your work. Today, barriers tend to fall away in your conversations, and this is refreshing. It can be a favorable time for guiding, teaching, and soothing. You’re likely to gain valuable insights into important people in your life as well as your ambitions or goals.
Venus enters your solar ninth house today, dear Virgo, and will influence this area of your solar chart until June 8th. Your love of learning and experiencing new things is in the spotlight, and you gravitate toward people with whom you share similar beliefs or ideals, or who have something to share with you on these levels. You’re less inclined to overthink your love life or your feelings, and more prone to seek out the things and the people that make you happy. Your perspective and unique personality make you shine, and it’s a good time for promotion or marketing efforts. Today is strong for generating new ideas and for putting faith in your long-term plans. Allowing your thoughts to flow without pressure puts you in a relaxed state that will get you better results. You might bond with someone through shared opinions or acceptance of differences. You find it easier to understand where others are coming from, and this not only supports your relationships, it helps you to relax and focus on the positive things in your life. Conversations are easy and helpful. You are likely to receive favorable, positive responses to your ideas or plans.
With Venus transiting your solar eighth house until June 8th, dear Libra, deeper, more profound relationships and activities are more appealing and rewarding than usual. You have a distinctive touch that keeps things positive and healing rather than disruptive. It’s a good time for getting the most out of others’ talents and resources, and you can be particularly gentle and even magical at getting to the bottom of things. It’s a great time for gaining support, financial or otherwise. It’s also useful for getting the most out of others’ talents and resources. Today, there is particular ease in self-expression, and imagination is enhanced as you’re more receptive to the subtle things in life. Your ability to focus on emotional or spiritual priorities can open up doors that previously seemed closed. An open-hearted conversation or healing thoughts can figure strongly now. Your willingness to change and be changed is what’s endearing you to others.
Venus is now transiting your partnership sector, dear Scorpio, and will continue to do so until June 8th. It’s an excellent cycle for attracting pleasant people into your life or for improving current relationships. Resolving conflicts comes naturally, and you benefit from others’ feedback, help, or input–more so than usual. This transit stimulates your desire for companionship. Sharing pleasures and activities can be particularly appealing in the weeks ahead. Today’s Mercury-Neptune transit makes it natural to let go of overthinking, and more accepting energy is with you. The healing powers of art, music, recreation, hobbies, and entertainment may be in focus. Connecting with others can bring unexpected opportunities. People tend to support your ideas and enjoy your stories and insights. You are especially in touch with your creativity.
With Venus transiting your solar sixth house until June 8th, dear Sagittarius, you’re in an excellent position to bring more harmony, pleasure, and warmth to your daily routines or work. There may be social opportunities arising from your work or the pursuit of health routines (think gyms, food stores, health centers, and the like). Your job might require special people skills during this cycle, or you might find more joy in your work or chores. A personal touch can help to improve your work or services. The weeks ahead favor personal enjoyment of projects, organizing, list making, watching your nutrition, and similar activities. Today is useful for intuitive insights into health or recent work projects. You could find yourself in agreement with a significant someone, and conversations seem to flow beautifully. It’s a good time for seeking out new projects or topics that inspire you. Mental refreshment can be in order today.
Venus is transiting your solar fifth house until June 8th, dear Capricorn, and you gravitate toward situations and activities through which you express your need for play and reinforcement. It’s an especially favorable transit that finds you more approachable and expressive. Be sure to mingle and circulate, enjoy yourself, meet people, and share your warmth and confidence. As you do, your natural talents, strengths, and attractive qualities reveal themselves and people appreciate them more than usual. It’s one of the better periods of the year for personal magnetism, romance, and creative expression. Today’s Mercury-Neptune aspect helps conversations and thoughts flow well. Creative writing or artistic expression can flourish. Recreation, entertainment, hobbies, and art or music can figure strongly and help relax and inspire you. You are communicating with more style, color, or sensitivity today. There can be benefits to your business or projects through word of mouth. It can be a time of good reviews.
With Venus now transiting your solar fourth house, dear Aquarius, you’re in a particularly favorable cycle for improving and enjoying your home life, domestic activities, or family. You’ll enjoy a fuller appreciation of familiar places, situations, and people in the weeks ahead (until June 8th). You may be making special efforts to smooth over relations with family or close loved ones, or you may be decorating or entertaining in your home. It’s also a good cycle for building up your sense of security and your self-confidence. Today, you’ll find your problem-solving ability enhanced, especially when it comes to conversations or thoughts related to financial, home, practical, and mechanical matters. Emotional issues can also benefit now. Fun, inspiring, or understanding conversations with people you care about can figure strongly now.
Venus begins its transit of your solar third house today, dear Pisces, and will influence this area of your chart until June 8th. This transit refines, improves, and enhances your abilities to socialize, learn, communicate, and make connections. There could be purchases or gifts that help you to connect and learn. Love can be a little more verbal or mental during this cycle. Learning activities or projects and personal interests and pursuits can be particularly enjoyable. Friendships might form through the phone, computer, or places of learning. It’s strong for your ability to express yourself warmly, kindly, and appealingly. Your ideas or projects get good press. You might enjoy your studies, trips, or transportation more than usual. Today also features a Mercury-Neptune aspect that helps smooth over conversations. It’s an especially favorable influence on your relationships. You may be receiving good feedback, news, and reviews.
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.