- The Moon is in Libra until 5:25 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- The void Moon occurs from 5:37 AM to 5:25 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and 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 spends its first full day in Taurus (Venus transits Taurus from May 15-June 8).
- Mars spends its first full day in Cancer (Mars transits Cancer from May 15-July 1).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mars is now transiting your solar fourth house, dear Aries, and will continue to influence your home and family life until July 1st. Mars is your ruler, and its transits are especially significant for you. This transit can be turbulent in spots, but can also be highly productive. You can undoubtedly work this position to your advantage by putting your energy into productive channels, such as decorating, organizing your home, enjoying family activities, or actively working on problem areas in your personal life. Today’s Mercury-Saturn aspect brings super energy for career and financial matters, and especially financial planning, asking for a loan, or other practical activities that help you improve your business and professional interests. There is even more of this type of energy to come. It’s easier to ferret out opportunities, and you benefit from a bright, clear frame of mind.
Mars is now transiting your solar third house, dear Taurus, and until July 1st, this transit will motivate, energize, and animate your daily affairs, personal interests, conversations, and connections. In the weeks ahead, you can be quite excited to learn, connect, and pursue your interests. At times, impatient moves or communications can be a problem. Otherwise, it’s an excellent time to get things done, as well as for feeling pleasantly engaged. New interests and contacts can be significant. With Mercury in your sign harmonizing with Saturn today, you’re quick to identify and focus on priorities. It can be an excellent time to follow through on a dream, pet project, or another endeavor that’s close to your heart. Long-term projects begun now seem to have legs to stand on. You especially benefit from attention to details.
Mars has just left your sign and is now transiting your solar second house, dear Gemini, and your ambition to make your life more comfortable increases. You may want to acquire new things, or you’re more protective of your possessions in this cycle that lasts until July 1st. Money can be a focus and a goal, and it’s possible that if problems have been brewing, you can experience some conflicts over values or money during this period. You’re more resourceful and courageous about using your talents and making them work for you. Your instincts for building and developing current projects are reliable and strong. Today is good for channeling your mental energies into something worthwhile or substantial. It’s a good time for clear thinking about a personal matter. Work behind the scenes can prosper.
Mars has just entered your sign, dear Cancer, where it will stay until July 1st. This is a powerful time for moving your plans forward and connecting more intimately with your ambition, motivation, and independence. Mars stimulates increased personal energy, initiative, and drive, but can also ignite anger and impatience. If you can keep haste in check, it’s a favorable period for positive and healthy self-focus. This can also be a time when work is more available to you. Today’s Mercury-Saturn trine helps anchor you. It’s an excellent time to tie together original ideas in practical ways. You may go to extraordinary lengths to help someone understand your point of view. You might enjoy a reinforcing, supportive alliance or conversation that builds your confidence and makes you feel a little more hopeful about the future.
Mars is now moving through your solar twelfth house, dear Leo, where it will transit until July 1st. Over the coming weeks, you may need more rest than usual as well as more time to come to decisions. You may be reconsidering or reorganizing projects and pursuits, and seeking out more time to heal. It’s a time for personal reflection and some level of withdrawal from overly competitive or high-pressure situations as you recoup and regain strength for busier times to come. Honor this need, and you’ll do exceptionally well. It may be a good idea to let important people in your life know that you need a little more space. Today is potentially excellent for asking for what you want and for presenting your ideas, and it’s even better for making long-term plans. This is a great day to show your more responsible side, mainly through your work, services, or leadership. You’re feeling confident about what you’re doing and a sense of mission or purpose that boosts your productivity. You seem on the right on track with your work, health, or goals.
With Mars now in your solar eleventh house until July 1st, dear Virgo, your social life is likely to animate, or your pursuit of happiness goals speeds up. The prospect of new ventures can inspire you. While conflict or discord with friends or associates may surface, it’s likely that these are coming from long-standing problems that are overdue for some attention. Energy levels improve with increased confidence in your ability to make things happen. You might come up with some interesting plans for your future, and this process can be gratifying if not exciting. Today, your ruler, Mercury, connects well with Saturn, helping you get–or stay–on track. Focusing on what’s doable will do wonders for you, even if it means making small progress rather than big wins. You might thoroughly enjoy sharing your ideas or vision with others, teaching, and studying.
Mars is now moving through your career and reputation sector, dear Libra, turning up the heat until July 1st. You’re motivated to take charge and have things running your way. This transit can bring new energy and motivation to your professional life, but it can also stimulate conflict with bosses or parents in some cases. Because you are more inclined to take shortcuts, there can be some mistakes to contend with, but with patience, this can be a strong time for really getting things done. This is a significant period for getting things done and clearing the path for new beginnings. Today’s Mercury-Saturn aspect is quite useful for gaining clarity about an emotional, intimate, or family issue. Loans or practical ways to improve home life can be in the offing. You can feel stronger for seeing things for what they are, not only what you wish or fear them to be. A feeling of emotional strength helps buoy you.
Mars is now moving in harmony with your sign, dear Scorpio, and will continue boosting you until July 1st. Set to increase with this transit are your confidence, energy levels, motivation, and courage. Your appetite for new experiences or increased knowledge is large. You are especially enthusiastic. Some restlessness and hunger for adventure are likely as you seek out new skills, interests, channels for expression, or topics to study. With Mercury in your partnership sector harmonizing with Saturn in your communications house today, there can be a constructive conversation or session with someone who helps you organize your thoughts and gets you into a more practical, realistic frame of mind. Someone could be a great sounding board for your ideas. Focusing on a project or writing out your thoughts can have positive effects on you. Problems are best solved logically, step by step, and in an organized fashion today, and the more you tune out the extras and tune into the facts, the more valuable and useful ideas and plans emerge.
Mars is now transiting your solar eighth house, dear Sagittarius, where it will speed up your emotional life until July 1st. This brings increased energy to private matters, sometimes producing pleasant yet intense feelings, and other times stimulating conflict. Strife can occur with a partner about finances or other tricky topics during this cycle, but this can serve up the chance to truly clear the air. You could put more energy into self-understanding or research, investigation, or self-improvement efforts in the weeks ahead. You are more interested in making personal changes now, and conflicts may push you in this direction. Shared resources, money, boundaries, and power dynamics are in stronger focus during this cycle. Today’s Mercury-Saturn trine grounds you and facilitates clear thinking. It’s easy to spot the most valuable details, and this boosts decision-making. It’s an excellent time to give particular thought to constructive pursuits. Your choices are practical and wise.
Mars is now transiting your partnership sector until July 1st, dear Capricorn. This influence animates, enlivens, and energizes your relationships, sometimes stimulating conflicts. There can be increased activity or impulsiveness with others in the weeks ahead. With mindfulness, this can be a favorable period for bringing fresh energy to a relationship. Do watch for unnecessary conflicts, but don’t shy away from opportunities to clear the air. Today is lovely for diving into a project that requires attention to detail. With a Mercury-Saturn trine, thinking is resolutely practical and realistic, particularly regarding creative projects, children, or romantic relationships. Keep things simple and systematic today for best results. Applying yourself to constructive activities or hobbies can help you get your priorities straight and can help clarify your thoughts. Confusing elements of your life may seem to fall away as you focus on working towards doable goals.
Mars is now transiting your solar sixth house, dear Aquarius, bringing energy, animation, and motivation to your pursuit of health or work until July 1st. You have little patience for inactivity or waste in your daily routines, habits, self-care programs, or your job during this period. While it’s not the best cycle for expressing your desires directly and confidently, it’s a good time for finding the motivation to work hard at projects that have been on the back burner or to get moving on a health or self-care program. There can be some conflicts related to independence and speed with co-workers or with those with whom you share your daily activities. However, it may be just what you need to clear the air, and problem-solving can be productive now. Today’s Mercury-Saturn aspect spotlights common sense and a desire to plan. It’s a good time for organizing the home or for doing something productive in relative solitude. Focusing on what you can do to improve your personal life can be soothing and empowering.
Mars is now transiting your solar fifth house, dear Pisces, and with Mars supporting you until July 1st, you’re more confident, involved, and spirited. This transit tends to animate and energize your creative world or your romantic life. At times, you may feel over-stimulated in these areas, however, and you should watch for taking unnecessary risks. Otherwise, enjoy this time when your courage levels are boosted, and you are more inclined to choose a direct route to satisfy your desires. You tend to put more energy into play and pleasure, and you can be especially magnetic. Today, your eye for details is excellent. A Mercury-Saturn trine offers a feeling of groundedness through conversations with relatives or acquaintances, friends, or even yourself, through journaling. Positive feedback can fuel your motivation to do your best and your confidence and enthusiasm. It’s a good time to team up with a partner or to come to an agreement.
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.