- The Moon is in Cancer all day.
- The void Moon period starts today at 9:06 PM, and will run until tomorrow at 2:32 AM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 9:44 AM, after which it’s in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 22nd in the sign of Gemini, and the First Quarter Moon will happen on May 29th.
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Jupiter Rx, Saturn Rx, Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThinking or conversations can seem unproductive in the first half of the day, dear Aries, with a Mercury-Jupiter aspect in force. This transit does have the potential to stretch your mind, but it can also serve to frustrate. Life feels slightly lopsided if you’re overthinking things. Otherwise, today’s energies suggest you might discover satisfying ways to bring more balance to a friendship or partnership. Focusing a little less on outcomes means you’re exchanging information and enjoying the flow more naturally. Healthy give-and-take is more clearly rewarding now, as you feel gently challenged. It’s more rewarding to communicate with others when all involved feel heard, and this kind of scenario is likely now.
TaurusA Mercury-Jupiter influence in the first half of the day can present you with too many options or choices, dear Taurus, which can lead to some indecision. Your short-term thinking may not jive well with long-term goals. Something could leave you feeling stumped. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, and you’re especially curious, although perhaps a little distractable. Otherwise, the day holds nice promise for feeling empowered by getting a better handle on your daily routines, chores, work, or health. You’re likely to feel particularly motivated to improve your habits. You can bring much imagination into your personal life. Do take the time to listen and look. Attempting to push to find a resolution to a problem is unlikely to work well, but pulling back from it might.
GeminiThere could be some feeling of strain in the first half of the day due to indecision, dear Gemini. It can be hard to arrive at a solid decision. Watch for the urge to take on a new challenge or project that eventually becomes a burden, or you might find your motivation and interest fizzle over time. Even well-meaning promises made now may not keep, so try not to invest yourself in promises made to you, and think twice about making commitments, just for now. Aim to replenish rather than push yourself and build your confidence in an unrushed, natural way. A hobby or a romance can have a powerful effect on you today, and dedication to something (or someone) you love motivates and drives you. The Moon spends the day in your solar second house, suggesting some need for a steady, predictable pace or earthy, grounding activities.
CancerYou may have a small dilemma or a feeling of being out of balance in the first half of the day, dear Cancer, and it’s best to watch that impatience doesn’t get the best of you. Tame expectations so that you can base a good mood on reality rather than an unattainable fantasy. Still, you draw others in with a peaceful, wise manner today. There may be a plan or project that gets you going, and you enjoy dedicating time and energy to it. You can take a particular interest in your inner world today, and you’re likely to derive quite a bit of satisfaction from efforts to improve family and home life. You’re in a good position to take charge. Your instincts for what should stay and what should go are on target. While you’re in a great place to cooperate with others, you may want to prove to yourself just how much you can accomplish on your own.
LeoYou may not be especially forthcoming on an emotional level today, dear Leo, but this is mainly due to the need for extra time understanding how you feel about a matter. The Moon spends another day in your privacy sector, and it’s a good time to process and digest. In the first half of today, you may not find it easy to choose or decide, or something that you missed in previous days resurfaces for attention. This is about tying up loose ends and making important adjustments. If you’ve been overdoing attention to work or chores, you may feel it affecting your personal time more intensely now and look for a solution to the imbalance. Still, you can get the chance to gain just enough perspective on a situation to see the lesson. You can also feel particularly good about specialized learning or skills development now, and you want to contribute something of value.
VirgoIn the first half of the day, dear Virgo, you may not be able to get much of anything off the ground, but it’s temporary. With Mercury at the top of your chart these days, you are rarely short of ideas regarding long-term plans, but filtering them is not as straightforward. It can be difficult to know where to begin, let alone put all of them into action. Take steps to narrow things down, pace yourself, and prioritize. You’re likely to more confident about responsibilities or realities that have recently emerged in your life, in fact. You’re in a good position to feel more empowered and in charge when it comes to your money, resources, talents, and business matters. A sense that you’re on top of your practical affairs will make you feel more balanced and confident.
LibraYou could be feeling a bit uncertain or undecided in spots today, dear Libra, as Mercury and Jupiter form an awkward angle. Allow your thoughts to wander, but take more care when making decisions about practical matters, as you might find the details boring or hard to see. Plans may not get off the ground just for now, but this is a temporary condition. Still, you might enjoy a confidence or motivation boost from sharing ideas with others or supporting a friend. Be sure to add creative and imaginative pursuits to your day for a healthy escape from the routine. You’re likely to feel more capable and in charge. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, and you’re more goal-oriented than usual.
ScorpioYou might wrestle with indecision or a sense that there’s something off in the first half of the day, dear Scorpio. Mercury forms a minor but challenging aspect with Jupiter, and interactions with others may not go smoothly, or there is the need to be discreet with what’s communicated. It’s a time for adjusting your expectations if you’ve been overshooting. Even so, the Moon transits in harmony with your sign, and you’re likely to find satisfying channels for expressing your feelings. The Sun and Juno form a harmonious aspect and help strengthen your emotional world or the conviction of your feelings. There is much to learn from a look at the layers of a given situation. Today is good for pulling into yourself to gather more strength, although the Moon does encourage you to diversify. Ideally, you make time for both.
SagittariusCommunications can suffer a little from off timing as Mercury and Jupiter form a quincunx influencing the first half of the day, dear Sagittarius. There might be a disagreement about values or money matters in the mix, or you may get stuck on a fact that’s out of place. Try not to promote an idea that you may later regret putting out there, such as a commitment or promise. Keep things open and free, and avoid big purchases. Otherwise, today is good for gathering strength through your connections to others or long-term plans. You thoroughly enjoy mapping out a plan. You’re inclined to want to feed your need for inspiration now, and you need to have a good sense that you’re learning, growing, and improving through your activities and relationships.
CapricornMercury forms a minor clash with Jupiter in your sign, dear Capricorn, and it can pit work and personal needs or pleasure against one another. While your mind is geared towards work and duty, another part of you is looking for ways to free yourself from details and problems. You can be in an indulgent mood in the first half of the day, feeling more like relaxing than working. Feeling good might, in fact, interfere with your judgment on a work or health matter, so take things slowly. You could also find yourself in the uncomfortable position of being “on the fence” if you have trouble deciding between two equally viable choices. Otherwise, you’re paying a little more attention to your hunches or dreams, and you can gain some wonderful insight into health or work matters. You take more pride in your performance as the day advances.
AquariusWith Mercury and Jupiter at odds influencing the first half of today, dear Aquarius, news coming your way may not be entirely accurate, or it could be misunderstood. Instead, there can be a feeling of too much information or mental stimulation that leads to some tension. Avoid talking too soon or too much about a plan for best results. Timing may be just a little off. Otherwise, your motivation to do something meaningful is powerful. You might thoroughly enjoy learning something new or developing your specialized skills or knowledge, which makes you feel stronger. Creatively speaking, things are picking up steam. Your ability to make all parties feel included helps you out and boosts your position with others now.
PiscesYou could find yourself overly focused on the details of a plan in the first half of the day, dear Pisces. This can lead to missing what’s most important. A Mercury-Jupiter influence is good for stretching your mind, but not great for your nerves or patience. Otherwise, the day is solid for gaining a sense of mission or purpose. Your ambitions are building, and your to-do list is filling up. You can feel particularly motivated to get things done, knowing that an effective and flowing routine may help you achieve your goals. You can quickly gain more insight into a special project or person today. With the Moon in your creative and romantic sector, you do need to make some room to dream, create, fantasize, and imagine new possibilities.
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.