- The Moon is in Sagittarius until 3:56 AM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn.
- The void Moon occurs until 3:56 AM (since yesterday at 1:04 PM).
- The Moon is waning and is in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Scorpio, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on May 26th.
- Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are retrograde.
- Mercury enters Gemini today (Mercury transits Gemini from May 21-June 4).
- The Sun enters Gemini today (the Sun transits Gemini from May 21-June 21).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Both the Sun and Mercury head into your sector of communications, learning, and errands today, dear Aries, you can find yourself in high demand. As distracting as life can be right now, it’s also a good time for engaging in helpful conversations and learning new ways to approach old problems. There can be an important discovery, epiphany, discussion, or a clearing of the air. With the Sun and Mercury now harmonizing with your sign, you’re likely to enjoy more ease and understanding in the coming weeks. These transits can bring you into more contact with others, a busy pace of life, and chances to pick up all sorts of information.
This is a time for viewing an issue surrounding values, respect, money, talents, or possessions with more objectivity and clarity, dear Taurus. There may be an epiphany, sudden idea, something dawning on you, or relevant news. You can find useful information in the details right now. Conversations can also be helpful, particularly those that are more informational than emotional, and more logical than conceptual. The Sun and Mercury end their yearly transits of your sign today, and in the past weeks, you’ve likely received more than usual personal attention. Now, you’re shifting gears, and your focus is turning to what it is that makes you feel secure and comfortable. The weeks ahead are excellent for money matters.
With both the Sun and Mercury moving into your sign today, dear Gemini, you’re beginning fresh and ending a rather introspective cycle. You’ve ideally acquired more rest and time for deep thought in the past weeks. Now and in the weeks ahead, your personality shines. You’re more noticeable than usual and projecting more strength. You’re likely to be more talkative and expressive, and you can be busier than usual. Today is a time for verbalizing your desires. You may be driven to express yourself or to communicate with someone, and you may be turned to for advice or asked to speak. Your need to be heard is significant right now, and you can count on others hearing you. There can be important realizations, epiphanies, and clarifications occurring now.
You’ve ended a solar cycle today that has put particular emphasis on networking, dear Cancer, and you’re now turning more attention to your private, inner world as both the Sun and Mercury move into your solar twelfth house. The weeks ahead are likely to involve some cleaning out of the deadwood in your life, perhaps dealing with endings as you examine the past so that you can put it behind you, and some soul searching. More time set aside for relaxing, meditative activities is necessary now. Illumination can come today when you pay attention to details on a private or past matter. The Sun and Mercury align in your privacy sector, and this can prompt you to see something you’ve overlooked before, or a conversation can bring up new information that allows you to come to a more definite conclusion. You might reawaken a topic from the past, or you might enjoy a good feeling of purging or release involved with bringing something to light.
Your social life can be animated in the coming weeks, dear Leo, and today, much thought can be given to friendships, group associations, and long-term goals. The Sun and Mercury both move into your solar eleventh house. There can be better self-expression today, new insight into any of these matters, and sudden ideas or realizations that have you feeling hopeful and possibly quite excited. After a fair amount of attention to performance and ambitions in the last few weeks, your focus now shifts with a spotlight on an area of your chart that rules your social and humanitarian or personal happiness goals. There is good energy for interacting with friends and sharing your ideals, dreams, and hopes with like-minded individuals. You might gain more clarity about (or through) a friend today. It’s a strong time for clearing something up, as well as for communicating intentions.
You might receive special attention today, dear Virgo, especially in a professional sense. Today brings good energy for getting over things that you need to leave behind, living in the present, and looking forward to the future rather than dwelling on the past. Career goals can become clearer, particularly if you talk about them or write them out — in other words, verbalize them in some manner. Problem-solving skills are active with the Sun and Mercury aligning today after both moving into your career and reputation sector. New insights into your career path, work project, or life-plan goals can emerge. There can be vital clarifications or a meaningful realization happening now. In recent weeks, there has been a stronger focus on learning, exploring, and experiencing life, but now your attention shifts to more material or ambitious concerns. The Sun will stick around at the top of your solar chart until June 21st, and Mercury will stay there until June 4th.
Today is strong for gaining perspective on a matter, dear Libra, and conversations that occur or news that arrives tend to help you solve problems or get to a bottom line. There can be a clearing of the air or an important discovery or connection made this week. You are ending a rather introspective phase and shifting gears as you enter new cycles of the Sun and Mercury that can be inspiring. The desire to share your philosophy or unique perspective on a matter can be powerful now and, in a general sense, in the weeks ahead. Connect and make plans for best results. Good advice seems to be circulating, and you may be the recipient or the source, and possibly both. You express yourself with more enthusiasm and faith, and this goes over very well with others, leading you to feel especially heard and reinforced.
There has been a stronger focus on relationships and balance in the past weeks, dear Scorpio, and you are now shifting your attention to more profound and intimate matters with the Sun and Mercury moving into your solar eighth house today. You’re more interested in digging deep than skimming the surface of things. Your intimate world assumes more importance, and you take more notice of the less obvious elements of circumstances and people around you. Today, the Sun and Mercury align in this area of your chart, and there can be a lot of thought given to–or desire and opportunity to speak about–a private, hidden, or taboo matter. You may be clearing the air and feeling some form of release as a result. You can reach meaningful conclusions about a relationship or yourself as you see a matter more clearly. Writing about your feelings can also be highly useful, leading to important realizations.
Today is strong for taking a step back emotionally and taking a good, objective look at a situation, dear Sagittarius, with the Sun and Mercury coming together in your partnership sector. You are now leaving a cycle in which work and routines may have dominated your attention, and entering a period in which social or partnering matters come into stronger focus. It can be a day when a missing piece of information is discovered, or when especially meaningful conversations and conclusions happen. Good energy is with you for love relationships and partnerships regarding mental engagement. For best results, let others lead the discussions now, and listen carefully. Whether you’re contributing ideas or playing a supportive role as you bring new light to a problem or useful advice to the table, it’s a day for getting places mentally.
This is a good time for paying particular attention to the details, dear Capricorn, as you have much to gain from what you see and discover as the Sun and Mercury come into alignment. Communication issues tend to dominate. Good energy is with you for sorting out work and health matters in a logical manner. You can gain more clarity about either of these things today. There can be an epiphany or realization about a health issue, or there can be a solution regarding a work or service matter. You are entering a period in which there is stronger or renewed energy for work and routines, as the Sun and Mercury both begin transiting your solar sixth house today. While it’s not the best time for recognition or worldly success, the weeks ahead are active for self-development and laying the groundwork for future success. The Moon moves into your sign today, and emotions are charged.
There is increased activity in your solar fifth house now, dear Aquarius, with the Sun and Mercury moving into this creative sector today. In fact, these bodies align today, and an overdue conversation, clearing of the air, news, or sudden insight can occur. Until June 21st, the Sun is transiting this sector of your chart and helps you to reconnect with your inner child. You’re experiencing a shift from a strong focus on your personal and home life to more creative and entertaining pastimes, romance, and sport. The Sun will complement your sign for a month and Mercury for two weeks, and you are likely to be feeling freer and happier, more communicative, and more confident and outgoing in a general sense. You can also experience an increased need for communication with children or lovers, or for expressing your ideas in creative, unique ways. Today, you can be particularly articulate.
The Sun and Mercury move into your home and family sector today, dear Pisces, and a hectic or extra busy period gives way to a need for more peace, comfort, quiet, and familiarity. The Sun and Mercury join forces today, stimulating sudden awareness and encouraging meaningful ideas and conversations. These can motivate you to push forward with domestic plans. Some of you could be clearing the air about a past matter and seeing opportunities to put the negative elements of the past behind you, particularly in a relationship. The coming weeks are important for reconnecting to your roots, for building your inner confidence, and for taking charge of your family life. It’s a time of gaining clarity concerning family or home-related matters.
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.