- The Moon is in Aries until 10:10 PM, after which the Moon is in Taurus.
- There is a void Moon period occurring today from 4:32 PM to 10:10 PM.
- The Moon is waning and 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:
AriesYou’re in a good position to acknowledge unmet needs and feelings that you’ve recently kept at bay, dear Aries. This is a time of the lunar cycle for some healthy self-focus, particularly with emotions and nurture. The possible problem today is going over the top with all of this. As much as releasing your emotions is recommended with the Moon in your sign as it is most of today, remind yourself of your normal limits. A good channel for the release of tension can be through journaling or personal interests and projects, but “save draft” and think a little before sending with communications today. Keeping things middle of the road can be a challenge, and taking on too much is a possible downfall. Watch for overreaction and aim to take undue pressure off yourself now.
TaurusMuch of the day, your emotional orientation is inward, dear Taurus, and you can do with a break from hectic or demanding situations. You may need extra rest, time alone, or activities that help you recuperate and renew your emotional energy. The potential problem of the day involves overdoing things, and in your case, this may be a too-intense inventory of the past. It’s useful to reflect on recent events now, but it’s best not to go overboard with this, so if dwelling on the past is not serving you well, aim to pull yourself out of it and focus on something more productive and positive. If you’re jumping ahead of yourself or finding it hard to turn your brain off long enough to rest and relax, then it’s time to make changes. Aim to process and digest recent events and feelings before jumping to a conclusion. Try to tame temptations to do it all and give yourself a break. Tonight, the Moon enters your sign, and for a couple of days, you’ll crave more interaction and outlets for expressing yourself.
GeminiIt’s important not to take on too much today, as tempted as you may be with new ventures and ideas or connections, dear Gemini. You are eager, which is a great thing, but don’t get yourself in too deep with commitments that can feel too much to handle at a later date. You’re seeking out some relief from recent life pressures, but the outlets you turn to may heat up in their own way today. Spending some extra time on personal happiness goals can be rewarding. For the time being, entertaining big possibilities is just what you need to stretch your mind. Today and the next few days are, generally speaking, time for winding down and letting go of those things that have weighed you down or overburdened you in the past weeks, making it necessary to avoid taking on additional tasks or commitments.
CancerThe energies of the day stimulate your ambitions, dear Cancer, and you can find yourself thinking in bigger terms than usual. Watch for the tendency to want to bite off more than you can chew. Still, aim to stretch your mind to consider possibilities and opportunities that you overlooked in the past. It’s not an ideal time for adding more to your plate, but it can feel good dreaming up new ideas for the future. While it’s not intuitive to start small and work yourself up today, it can help you get perspective. For best results, work on improving your ability to concentrate, plan, and organize your thoughts. Keeping exciting goals in mind can help tremendously, as tedious work without something to work towards may only serve to bring you further down.
LeoYou can be somewhat averse to routines, which can be seen as particularly dull today, dear Leo. You have a strong tendency to focus so much on your plans that you forget to enjoy the moment. The challenge is to keep things moderate and not let goals and promises of the future make the present look dull or depressing. Let fantasies fuel your imagination and motivate you to make the best of your day. While your eagerness can prompt you to take on more than you can handle, if you can keep it in check, there is high energy with you for considering options you haven’t yet entertained or felt possible. If life feels a little confining, it can help to vary up your routine in small ways, as you could be hungry for just a little more than the usual today. You have a particular need to be involved, to contribute, and to feel connected today, so you can be more sensitive than usual if others are distant or disapproving.
VirgoThrowing yourself into an enjoyable pursuit can be rewarding today, dear Virgo, but overdoing things is a potential pitfall. Part of you wants to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and another part only wants to enjoy life as it stands and take it as it comes! Or, you may be wrestling with expectations, swinging between trust and suspicion. You might be tempted to take on something intense but then pull back from the situation when it becomes too demanding or absorbing. Do your best to avoid see-sawing and seek creative ways to express your feelings today. It can be difficult coming to an agreement about where you’re headed or long-term goals right now. Do your best to let go of things that you can’t truly control, as today and the next few days are important for letting go and winding down rather than taking on more. Try not to waste your time worrying about those things you can’t control.
LibraThere can be a stronger need for a buddy being around as you get things done or for feedback today, dear Libra. The Moon continues its transit of your partnership sector most of the day, and you feel more invested in others than usual. You might find it easier to relax and gain perspective by taking part in peaceful, inspiring pursuits that take you away from the usual routine. If you feel too dependent on others’ schedules, plans, and needs, take steps to change this, but keep in mind that it will take time, so don’t put all the pressure on to do so immediately. It’s appropriate to let go and wind down today and in the next few days before the New Moon. Aim to tighten your plans rather than push things forward.
ScorpioYou’re more invested than usual in your self-care programs, routines, and work for much of today, dear Scorpio. You can also be quite intense about your methods and systems, but prone to worry a little too much about meeting lofty goals. If you feel overwhelmed or tense today, it may very well be that you’ve been overreaching, attempting to do more than what’s good for you. Your interests are plenty, and you have a lot on your plate now, but if things are falling into disarray, you won’t be in the right frame of mind to accomplish much of anything. Focus on improvements if you feel productive and rewarded doing so, but don’t push yourself to the point of exhaustion, which is the tendency now. Aim for a better balance between personal interests and work duties. Some see-sawing is likely now, but if you prioritize health, you’ll get there sooner.
SagittariusWith the Moon spending much of the day in your creative sector, dear Sagittarius, you tend to focus on the more pleasurable and satisfying elements of your life. It’s a boost, although it may leave you a little moody if you’re not getting the feedback you crave. Today and the next few days are important for releasing and letting go of attitudes that no longer serve you well. It’s best not to do too much or push too hard now. Thinking up ways to improve the more spontaneous, creative, and entertaining side to your life is appropriate now. Today may seem to emphasize ups and downs or see-sawing, but it’s best to realize that this gets you nowhere quickly. It’s best to recognize and honor your desire to create. Working towards a specific goal and in step-by-step fashion yields the best results now.
CapricornThe need or desire to decompress and enjoy familiar settings is strong most of today, dear Capricorn. However, these tendencies can seem to interfere with your independence or freedom goals. The Moon transit tends to pull you into yourself, and Jupiter encourages you to go your own way and keep your options open. Whether to play it safe or take a chance may be a question now. Excess energy can be tapped and channeled into a useful project or satisfying activity if you’re determined, however. Look for ways to lighten your load rather than succumb to the idea that more is better. Aim for self-renewal through familiar activities or some level of retreat. Find constructive ways to release stress rather than pile more on.
AquariusYou’re inclined to spread your energies around and get involved in assorted odds and ends rather than focusing today, dear Aquarius. While it can be a good day for catching up on correspondence, overreaching is a possible problem right now. Aim to take care of your future self by respecting your limits before committing to too many things. Keep busy, but don’t do so to the point of exhaustion or overwhelm today. This is not the time to speak your mind, as it can be rushed. Varying your routine in ways that refresh you emotionally makes sense now. Still, it’s likely to become abundantly clear that you need to tune out distractions. Work on ideas to fix and edit mistakes and oversights.
PiscesYou’re paying more attention to how you’ve been managing your resources now, dear Pisces Your material affairs and comforts can be in focus, but you might also pay particular attention to your desire for security and predictability. There is some risk that you take on more than you can handle now, however, as you may be craving something bigger and better rather than fully enjoying what’s in front of you. However, this attitude detracts from your enjoyment of the moment, and it’s easier to get back on track once you realize this today. Your eagerness or ambition is motivating and useful these days, but avoid pressuring yourself to “do it all” in a short time frame.
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.