- The Moon is in Gemini.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- We are in between the New Moon that occurred on May 4th in the sign of Taurus, and the First Quarter Moon, which will happen on May 11th.
- Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are retrograde.
- Mercury enters Taurus today (Mercury transits Taurus from May 6-21).
**Times are Eastern Standard Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
Mercury enters your resources sector today, dear Aries, and during its stay until the 21st, you may be putting some of your recent ideas and enterprises into action or adding the details to plans. Applying new information to business and money ventures can figure strongly. It’s also a time for working with natural talents and putting them to practical use. When stressed, there can be some worry or overstimulation related to money, possessions, and resources. For the most part, however, you can come up with some great business ideas and focus on your practical affairs during this useful cycle. You tend to be quick to get to the point or the bottom line in your conversations now. For some, it’s a time for padding your income through communications, networking, sharing, and word of mouth. It’s one of the best periods of the year for money-making ideas. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, keeping you on your toes today.
Mercury enters your sign today, dear Taurus, and will continue this transit until May 21st. You have a stronger voice and are more likely to be heard and understood during this cycle. Self-taught endeavors can be particularly satisfying. Because Mercury rules your money sector, this can be a time of additional money coming in. This transit brings more clarity to your life after a period of relative reflection and perhaps some indecision. You may jump off the fence about a matter or reach a significant conclusion. You’re ready to put the past behind you, and you have plenty of fresh ideas for the future, particularly as Mercury heads into alignment with Uranus. You may very well delight others with your communications. With the Moon in your resources sector today, however, you’re settling in and seeking some predictability.
Your ruler, Mercury, moves into your solar twelfth house today, dear Gemini, where it will transit until May 21st. This Mercury transit stimulates a need to review recent events, ideas, projects, interests, and learning paths. Past issues or private matters are a strong mental focus. You can benefit from contemplative or meditative activities, research, and reflection during this cycle. You may be a little more secretive or indecisive, but you might also consider this a time of increased mental rest that’s been a long time coming! It’s not that you’re thinking less, necessarily, and more about thinking in different ways and gaining valuable perspective on your life. It’s a natural period for reviewing projects, working behind the scenes, and enjoying a break from overthinking. Today, however, the Moon in your sign can feel like an emotional awakening of sorts–you’re more aware of your feelings and needs.
Mercury begins its transit of your solar eleventh house today, dear Cancer, and until the 21st, you’re in a strong position for inventive thinking and fresh ideas. At this time of the year, your mind is especially open, and communications flow smoothly. There can be a marked mental focus on dreams, wishes, hopes, and happiness goals, as well as an increased interest in what others are doing, saying, and thinking. Group activities, community involvement, friendships, and connections with associates can figure strongly now. Collaboration brings rewards. With Mercury heading into alignment with, you’ll enjoy a particularly colorful and stimulating social life or exceptionally inspiring ideas. You could enjoy more effortless rapport with associates, friends, and networks. As friendly as this cycle is, today’s Moon in your privacy sector suggests the need to withdraw, retreat, or rest.
Mercury moves into your solar tenth house and will stay there until May 21st, dear Leo. With Mercury transiting your career and reputation sector, you’re inclined to more frequently think or talk about life-plan or career goals, opportunities, and responsibilities. Mercury is analytical and rational, and you’ll find it natural to apply these qualities to these areas of your life. However, when under strain, Mercury can also be nervous and fretting. It’s an excellent time to spread the word and promote your work or services, as well as for communicating, planning, and sorting out important goals and projects. Your thinking is goal-oriented. Your words are also more impactful, and it makes sense to spend a little more time than usual crafting what you want to say and present to the world. The Moon in your social sector today, however, awakens your need for others or a sense of belonging to a group, community, or network.
Mercury begins its transit of your adventure sector today, dear Virgo, and will influence this area of your solar chart until May 21st. This transit lifts your thinking up and shifts your focus outward. You are inclined to do far less ruminating and far broader thinking. You’re entertaining big ideas and projecting yourself into the future, and this focus tends to help raise your spirits. Your practical affairs are not as less of a preoccupation, and you are more courageous and spontaneous when expressing your opinions and sharing your ideas. Youíre seeking to understand more about your life and the world around you now. This is a beautiful cycle for an optimistic frame of mind. The Moon moves up to the top of your solar chart today, stimulating your need to prioritize or focus on your larger goals.
Mercury moves into your solar eighth house today, dear Libra, and this transit boosts your observational and perceptive skills until the 21st. You’re inclined to watch and learn rather than throw yourself into the action during this cycle. You may be doing some research and investigation now. It’s a fine period for intimate conversations or consultations. Mercury’s more difficult moments in this sector might incline you to over-analyze or read between the lines to your detriment at times, but for the most part, it’s a valuable time for information gathering and, especially, the powers of observation! You can find yourself craving more involvement or passionate interest in your projects, studies, conversations, and thoughts. The Moon is in a livelier sector of your chart today, however, and you tend to seek out new and fresh experiences.
Mercury moves into your partnership sector today, dear Scorpio, and will influence this area of your solar chart until May 21st. This can be an excellent time for opening the airwaves with a partner, significant other, or a good friend. People in your life can help you get in better touch with your ideas as conversations with them jumpstart your thinking processes. Discussing matters with people in your life is useful, and your reaction to their feedback helps you to better understand your own needs and wants. You seek out others, and they seek you! One-on-one settings tend to be a preference now. Your interactions with others hold tremendous potential for fresh ideas and thinking, particularly with Mercury heading towards an alignment with Uranus in just two days.
Mercury begins its transit of your solar sixth house today, dear Sagittarius, and will influence this area of your chart until the 21st. This transit increases your interest in (and attention to) details, work, health, and problem-solving. Small jobs and duties are in stronger focus. It’s an exceptional time for tidying up your life in significant ways, but it’s vital to avoid overthinking and worrying, which can happen a little too easily under duress while this cycle is active. You’re likely to discover useful information about work and health methods and learn new and improved ways of reorganizing your life, particularly with Mercury and Uranus moving into alignment in two days. The Moon spends today in your partnership sector, and you’re likely to crave company. Harmonizing with others can be a real emotional need.
Mercury begins its transit of your solar fifth house today, dear Capricorn, and will continue to influence here until May 21st, in harmony with your own sign. This facilitates communications, helping you get your ideas or message across. Sharing your thoughts comes more naturally and spontaneously. This transit turns your thinking outward as you tap into your more creative, playful side. You may get the chance to shine or stand out from the crowd on a mental level, or this can be a time of clearer expression of your feelings, ideas, and personality. You’re in a good position to move fun projects and pursuits forward and to bring a little more creativity or imagination to your work. The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector today, however, and you can be entirely focused on getting organized or tidying a particular area of your life.
Mercury moves into your sector of home and family today, dear Aquarius, and will continue to influence this part of your solar chart until May 21st. It’s an excellent time for doing some deep thinking and remembering old methods that worked for you. While this is not the most expressive or communicative of times in the Mercury cycle, it’s a sound period for sorting out problems around the home and for opening up the lines of communication with loved ones. With more objectivity applied to your personal and family affairs, your choices and decisions tend to be a little more well-rounded than usual. It can be a time of evaluating your inner feelings, values, and connections, or of assessing and negotiating in your domestic life. You may have a stronger sense of others’ moods or needs, although you can be a bit hesitant to share your thoughts with people unless you’re entirely comfortable with them. Today’s Moon transit is more outgoing, however, and can find you seeking company.
Mercury moves into your communications sector today, dear Pisces, and until the 21st, Mercury tends to draw out your curiosity, desire to know and learn, attention to details, and ability to multitask. There can be more contact with family, peers, classmates, or neighbors. You enjoy a rather smooth, natural flow of communication with the people around you. Intellectual companionship becomes more important than usual to you. Your interactions have extra oomph during this cycle, and you can benefit from doing some information gathering and connecting. This transit gives your mental outlook a nice little boost, and it can also bring interesting people and projects into your life. Even so, today’s Moon transit is somewhat insular–the Moon is now transiting your sector of home and family, inclining you to need some familiarity or comfort so that you can center yourself.
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.