- The Moon is in Taurus.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- 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.
- The Sun enters Gemini today (the Sun transits Gemini from May 20th to June 20th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Sun enters your communications sector today, dear Aries, and will spend a month there, stimulating your curiosity and encouraging diverse interests. You’ll be in good shape for feeling out your options and picking up new information. Sometimes, you can feel a bit stressed, overstimulated, or nervous during this cycle, but it’s a generally fine time for mental stimulation. Try to tune out the distractions from time to time for best results. With Venus retrograde here concurrently, you may be reassessing whether your current interests or studies are satisfying. Transportation and communication systems are stronger themes in your life now, and you’re likely to be acutely aware of what needs some healing or improvement. Today, a problem that you thought was behind you may reappear. It’s best to avoid making final judgments now.
TaurusThe Sun completes its yearly, month-long transit of your sign today, dear Taurus, and now begins its tour of your resources sector. It’s a grounding cycle that lasts until June 20th. You’re shifting gears, and your focus is turning to issues of security and comfort. Money and possessions assume more importance in your life, in addition to matters of convenience, sensual enjoyment, and activities that remind you of the simple pleasures in life. You’re looking to make the most of your natural talents and abilities. It’s a good cycle in which you can discover what you truly value, especially with Venus retrograde in this same area of your solar chart. You’ll want to settle in and secure or build important systems in your life in the weeks ahead. Take stock of what you have and work on building your feelings of abundance and comfort with yourself. With a Venus-Neptune square today, you can feel in a state of flux, perhaps returning to a problem that first emerged at the beginning of the month for a second look.
GeminiThe Sun enters your sign today, dear Gemini, and will spend the coming month shining a spotlight on your personal needs and plans. Healthy self-focus is appropriate now, and others take notice of you more than usual. Until June 20th, you’re in good shape for renewing your personal goals and considering ways to improve your life. Ideally, you’ve had time for extra rest and deep thought in the past weeks, and you’re feeling positive with a stronger belief in yourself with the start of a new solar year. Your personality shines, and you’re projecting more strength. Even so, this yearly Sun transit runs concurrently with Venus retrograde in your sign, suggesting some further ruminations and review before you truly feel untethered and ready to move forward. You may not feel quite as outgoing as you typically do at this time of the year, but you are sure to feel the momentum start to pick up. While this is a very personal cycle, professional interests or concerns are ramping up. Today, the Moon continues its transit of your privacy sector, and it makes sense to lay low and bide your time.
CancerThe Sun begins its transit of your solar twelfth house today, dear Cancer, and will influence this area of your chart until June 20th. It’s a yearly, month-long cycle that is especially suitable for reflection, rest, and recollection. You are gathering your strength for busier times to come, but also reflecting upon recent events and shedding attitudes and situations that have run their natural course. As the final month of the solar cycle, the weeks ahead are excellent for wrapping things up. Extra rest will help balance things out. Use this time to take the load off, if possible. Keep in mind that, generally speaking, it’s not the best time to push yourself or your plans. It can also be a good period for connecting with your more spiritual side. You require more alone time and periods devoted to reflection on the activities and developments of the last year. It’s the right time for forgiveness and letting go. Today, you could be questioning your view on a matter, and it’s best to reserve judgment. It’s a challenging time to see things clearly.
LeoThe Sun enters your friendship and dreams sector today, dear Leo, and will transit this area of your solar chart until June 20th. This month-long cycle is usually quite supportive and pleasant. It’s a time for focusing on plans, projects, and dreams in which satisfaction and fulfillment are the goals. It’s a period for prioritizing the connections in your life. While this transit typically promises a livelier social calendar, Venus is retrograde here concurrently, and there can be some tensions brewing or a more inward focus than usual. It’s a good time for experimenting with ideas and exploring your interests and tastes. Friends tend to look to you for direction during this cycle. Today holds tricking energy for understanding. Wishful thinking can blur your vision of a matter. There may be some complications in love and social affairs right now, mainly due to expectations, which may require some adjustment.
VirgoThe Sun enters your solar tenth house today, where it will continue to transit until June 20th, dear Virgo. Your ego and identity are more closely tied to your professional or social standing and your ability to meet your responsibilities in the weeks ahead. With Venus retrograde in this sector concurrently, you may want to pay particular attention to your professional or public manner. You’re likely more noticeable, but not always clear about your presentation. This period can also (or instead) be a time of increased focus on your long-term goals. You are taking more pride in what you do, which fuels your motivation to excel. Today, it’s a time for reorienting yourself and connecting with your more spiritual concerns and needs. It may be best to check in with important people in your life to catch up with how your own goals are meshing with theirs. Today requires some evaluation of what’s most important to you, but it may be best to stick with daydreaming and musing rather than finalizing things for the time being.
LibraThe Sun moves into your spirit sector today, dear Libra. Until June 20th, you’re in particularly good shape for learning new things, exploring different ideas and topics, sharing ideas, and discovering new ways to express yourself. This transit turns your attention to your broader life-affirming goals. While on some level you could be feeling as if you are re-awakened, Venus will be retrograde in the same sector throughout this transit this year, and there can be some ups and downs, delays, or rethinking related to these matters. Today, your imagination is growing, but discipline may be a bit lacking. Restlessness can lead you down the wrong path, but it’s best not to pass judgments too quickly. It isn’t easy to know what you want, and there’s more to discover along these lines in the weeks to come. You can feel a bit torn between work or chores and learning or extracurricular activities.
ScorpioYou begin a month-long cycle today in which you’re seeking more depth or intimacy from your experiences, dear Scorpio. During this cycle that lasts until June 20th, you stand to discover new things regarding your own psychology, relationships, and deeper interests. Your private world assumes more importance now. You are interested in projects, people, and experiences that stimulate your deeper feelings or that demand more concentration and commitment. It’s a good cycle for developing self-mastery skills. There may be a strong focus on shared money or resources. You are more intense in your mood and disposition, and perhaps even secretive or simply more withdrawn, at this time of year. It’s a great time to have the courage to face your fears! Today may require some level of detachment. When you’re personally involved, it can be a real challenge to see a situation clearly. You may be returning to a problem that first appeared in the first few days of May, and now you see things in a new light.
SagittariusThe Sun begins its transit of your partnership sector today, dear Sagittarius, beginning a month-long theme in which your relationships assume more importance in your life. You are more conciliatory, ready to compromise, and diplomatic at this time of the year. Through feedback, you gain a more holistic view of yourself and your life. You are looking at things from two sides, more aware of imbalances, and eager to make changes to restore order to your life. It’s a time for making adjustments and compromises as you come to a better life balance until June 20th. With Venus retrograde in this sector concurrently, there can be some complications in close relationships, but there can also be a second chance to get things right. Today, seeing a person clearly can be a challenge, and judging the accurate value of things may not come easily. It’s best to reserve judgment.
CapricornThe Sun begins its transit of your work and health sector today, dear Capricorn, and will put the spotlight on your daily affairs and routines until June 20th. You can be exceptionally busy getting your life into better order in the weeks ahead. Taking charge of your work and health routines is rewarding now as you awaken to a need to lead a more organized, productive, and healthier lifestyle. Getting organized and enjoying what you do may be more complicated than usual this year with Venus retrograde in this sector, but you have a little more cosmic support now that the Sun is here. It’s an important time of the year for making improvements and updates to those systems in your life that have fallen out of alignment or that no longer serve you as well as they once did. Today, a Venus-Neptune transit can pull up a past problem, and while there can be more pieces to the puzzle, answers are not yet forthcoming. You could feel torn between your work or chores and personal interests, and there can be some indecision until you find the right balance.
AquariusA month-long cycle begins today in which there’s a great emphasis on pleasure and creative self-expression, dear Aquarius. In the coming weeks, you can be inspired creatively and emotionally. You might pay more attention to personal hobbies or recreation and entertainment. A stronger urge is with you to create, put talents to use, show others what you can do, experience and enjoy romance, and partake of many of life’s pleasures. However, with Venus in this sector and retrograde concurrently, there can be some questions about personal enjoyment and satisfaction or complications in these areas of life but much creative power if you can tap into it. Whether you have enough money or resources, or a difference in values with a love interest, can crop up as an issue today. A recurring problem might grab your attention as Venus returns to form a square with Neptune.
PiscesThe Sun begins its transit of your sector of home and family today, dear Pisces, where it will transit until June 20th. This Sun cycle encourages a stronger focus on your domestic world. Improving your home and feelings of safety, security, and comfort can be in the spotlight. Family and loved ones can motivate you to succeed, build, and organize. It’s a natural time for anchoring on a psychological level. Aim to work hard at finding peace with those closest to you and with yourself during this cycle. Today, it can be hard to see objects, money, and relationships very clearly. Wishful thinking can fog up your vision with these things just for now. The need for adding more imagination in what you’re doing becomes evident.
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.