- The Moon is in Aries all day.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 12:15 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- We are in between the Last Quarter Moon that occurred on the 14th and the New Moon, which will occur on May 22nd.
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThis is a time when being mentally busy and learning new things is especially satisfying, dear Aries. You may be seeking creative ways to satisfy your need for movement and variety. The Moon in your sign today eases your self-expression. Your emotions tend to find channels and outlets now, particularly through your connections, projects, personal interests, and studies. You can experience a nice wake-up call that sparks your curiosity and ignites your motivation to learn something new. As well, you may be especially good at bringing out the best in others today. Your communications are more likely to reflect what’s going on in your heart. There can be helpful or simply pleasant conversations enjoyed now, or you attract appreciation for your communication style or what you’re teaching and sharing.
TaurusThese days, your thinking might often center around practical affairs and matters of security and comfort, dear Taurus. You’re drawn to concrete facts and certainties that simplify your life on some level, although you could be missing important spiritual considerations when making decisions and drawing conclusions. Today is good for laying low and catching a break, if possible. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, and the need/desire to retire is strong. Still, it’s a good time for bringing new ideas and objectivity to your practical affairs, and you are especially creative and possibly even inspired. You may be quite happy working in the background in some manner today, and while you may seem a little withdrawn, your approach to others is nevertheless pleasant and positive.
GeminiToday’s energies help you to state your case, express your ideas, and share your plans, dear Gemini. Others are finding you particularly interesting, and you’re more convincing than usual. It’s a good time to help someone solve a problem. You might especially enjoy focusing on some of the dreams and hopes dearest to your heart and possibly sharing these with special people in your life. There continues to be a strong emphasis on communications, thinking, and processing, possibly at the expense of emotions at times. The Moon continues to transit your social sector, awakening your desire to contribute and participate. Still, in a general sense, people can be seeing you as stronger and less vulnerable than you are actually feeling these days with Venus retrograde in your sign. It’s quite temporary and simply requires some readjustment as you take the time to look backward before going forward.
CancerYou more frequently sort through recent experiences these days, dear Cancer, finding yourself often in a processing or digesting phase. Others could find you less talkative or even secretive at times. Your ideas are in a developmental stage, and you intuitively sense that you shouldn’t share them until they (and you) are ready with both Mercury and Venus in the sign just behind yours, and Venus retrograde there. Today, meeting your responsibilities is important for emotional satisfaction. It’s a simple concept, but a powerful one, as the Moon transits the top of your solar chart. Even so, it’s a good time to take a break from the usual mental routine and to let your mind wander. It’s best to make room for both serious and whimsical ideas. Seek out different ways to satisfy your curiosity. A change of pace with how (or even where) you do your work or chores can make all the difference for your productivity now.
LeoToday is good for keeping abreast of current happenings, dear Leo, and for gaining some new perspectives on a matter. You’re more likely to become inspired by the feedback you receive from sharing ideas, skills, talents, or knowledge with others now. You’re entertaining especially unique ideas, and your conversation is particularly witty and insightful. In a general sense, you can be clearing up unresolved issues with friends these days, and there can be some things left in limbo. The Moon moves in harmony with your sign all day, encouraging natural self-expression. You’re connecting with your own needs for happiness, whether this is about a cause, a relationship, or personal interest. You can feel motivated to do your best.
VirgoYou could be doing more thinking and making decisions about your life direction, major life transitions, business, or career path these days, dear Virgo. There is much to absorb and take in now, and today, you’re prepared to talk things through as well as listen to advice and information coming in. You’re doing more problem-solving, list-making, and sorting things out. Healing energy is with you in your communications, but overall, it can be a very reasonable or intellectual day. For the most, people seem more likely to be living in their heads than their hearts today. It’s a fine time to generate ideas, engage in lucid conversations, and share or uncover useful information, but you may not be factoring in what’s in your heart for the time being. Look for ways to boost your projects.
LibraToday is quite useful for all things mental: communicating, sharing ideas, studies, and making decisions and plans, dear Libra. Those things requiring broad or overview thinking can benefit now. It’s a fine day to soak in information, update your knowledge, and train or study. You might come to an understanding with a friend by talking things through. Still, it’s more likely that you’re intellectualizing matters than it is that you’re connecting with your heart, and the same goes for others. Keeping your options open makes sense as a result. Aiming to show your gratefulness for the people in your life makes sense and can greatly improve your relationships. There is joy to be found in responding to opportunities to grow emotionally. Others tend to encourage your faith in yourself and your future now. It’s a good time to endear yourself to others and to gain some cooperation.
ScorpioYou take a special interest in conversations that are deeper and richer than the usual fare, dear Scorpio, and this trait is emphasized now. You have a special eye for imbalances today, and you can accomplish a lot when it comes to bringing things back to order. Good energy is with you for investigations of all kinds, particularly related to work or health. You’re also emotionally geared to supporting and helping out the people around you, but you’re also unafraid of going your own way. You seem to be able to put personal issues and emotions aside so that you can take care of business. While you’re thinking clearly, your heart may not be factored into decisions made now, and that’s something to consider. It may be better to keep your options open until you connect with what you truly want and need.
SagittariusRationalizing and talking objectively about your relationship dynamics comes naturally to you today, dear Sagittarius. Easier rapport is with you today — it’s natural to listen, understand, and support. You are focusing on the similarities between you and the people in your life today, and your differences entertain more than frustrate you, helping you enjoy the day. Light entertainment is in order as a good way to detox emotionally with the Moon in your entertainment sector all day. Today’s energy is on the light side, but it’s important to keep in mind that you may be living more in the head than the heart before making bigger decisions. Still, the creative flow is easy, and it’s likely through your interactions with others that you find the most inspiration right now.
CapricornToday is strong for dissecting problems, working on solving tricky matters, and finding solutions to practical dilemmas, dear Capricorn. Still, it’s best not to go overboard with this such that you’re over-analyzing situations. The day does favor light, somewhat dispassionate dialogue, but it’s a good idea to keep in mind the possibility you’re ignoring your heart if making decisions right now. Your mood is boosted by comforting and familiar activities today. Your desire to slow down and nest continues, and it’s a good day for catching your breath on an emotional level. You might stumble upon helpful ideas and methods for boosting comfort in your home or for developing healthier routines and habits.
AquariusToday can be enjoyable for writing and sharing your ideas, dear Aquarius. Aim to gather information but take the time to sort through what’s helpful and what can be ignored or dropped. People are responsive and are more inclined to understand what you’re trying to communicate. Feedback is good, and this serves to motivate you. You’re more chatty than usual today, and while you may not be especially focused, you see more options than usual, and possibilities seem to open up as a result. It’s a good idea to consider that the day’s energies are more intellectual than usual, and decisions made now may inadvertently ignore feelings on a matter.
PiscesYou are more inclined to talk, write, and think about the past these days, dear Pisces, and you seek out the familiar and comfortable today, in particular. This is a good day for slowing things down a little so that you can center yourself and build your strength or sense of security. Grounding, earthy, comforting, and familiar activities are the best for you at the moment. You seem to gravitate to the simpler things in life with the Moon in your solar second house all day. Today’s energies are great for organizing your home or dreaming up ideas for getting yourself on solid footing. You may be thinking up especially clever plans, methods, and ideas, but your ability to smooth over rough edges can win the day.
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.