- The Moon is in Aquarius until 11:10 PM, after which the Moon is in Pisces.
- The Moon is void briefly, from 10:28 PM to 11:10 PM.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 7th and the New Moon will occur on May 15th.
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
You’re communicating warmly and enjoying learning and connecting more than usual these days, dear Aries, with Venus in your solar third house. Love can be enhanced with good conversations, emails, and texts. Others might be especially attracted to your ideas and style of communication. Today, however, there can be some problems getting your message across, but it’s temporary. Take a little more care to make yourself exceptionally clear. You can feel in limbo or confused by mixed signals. While taking care of unfinished business might not be your preferred thing to do right now, it can help you by reducing your levels of guilt and stress that come from the nagging feeling that you have things left to do. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, reinforcing a need to let go and relax rather than wind yourself up.
With Venus in your solar second house these days, you can be particularly focused on your feelings of comfort and security, dear Taurus. Today, whims can take hold, however, as Venus connects via a quincunx with Jupiter. If you are feeling unsettled, try to get to the heart of the matter. A difference in values with someone can be frustrating now if you are not in touch with what’s truly disappointing you. The Moon spends the day in your social sector, however, and you seek out people who accept you as you are or activities that are undemanding and light-hearted. You need a break from responsibilities or pressures to perform today.
With Venus in your sign these days, your desires are immediate and strong, dear Gemini, but today they may not reflect what’s in your heart. In fact, on some level, your desires may be leading you astray if you’re avoiding things or not quite ready to see what’s in your heart. It can be challenging to make decisions today when your options seem equally desirable or undesirable! It makes sense to wait out the big choices if it’s possible now. The Moon is now transiting your solar tenth house, however, and you may be in the position to lead or reach towards a goal. Responsibilities make themselves known, and you want to do your best.
You may be in a brief period of review and processing regarding your feelings, pleasures, and pastimes, dear Cancer, with Venus currently transiting your privacy sector. You may be striving to make peace with the past, but today can be a little tricky when it comes to close relationships, as you could easily find yourself at cross-purposes with someone. Venus forms an awkward aspect to Jupiter in your outgoing solar fifth house, highlighting a discrepancy between two strong drives – the need to process and take things easy and the desire to push forward and enjoy yourself more spontaneously. You may have a difficult time knowing what you want today, possibly baffling those close to you! This is a time when you can be confused about alternatives, and part of this could be that you are not sure whether you want to pursue something or let things/people come to you. Aim to go slow and figure out what’s in your heart before taking concrete action.
Your desire for variety in your social life is stimulated today, dear Leo, but there is also a substantial part of you that would prefer to hide yourself away or to keep your observations to yourself as Venus and Jupiter form an awkward angle. Interactions can be a little off or timing is wrong now. You can feel divided temporarily, uncertain about someone’s feelings, or in limbo. With so many things, and possibly people, vying for your attention, it’s not exceptionally easy to know your next step. However, slowing down makes a little sense now before your push yourself. This is merely about reorienting yourself. The Moon spends the day in your intimacy sector, too – a further message to get in touch with your true feelings before taking action.
A career, public, life direction, or reputation matter could throw you a little off today, dear Virgo. You could be procrastinating or uncertain about your next step. You might also feel that people are taking you for granted. Part of you wants to state your case, and another part would prefer to let things go. If you feel a little out of balance, your best bet is to slow down and avoid acting on impulses with Venus in minor challenging aspect to Jupiter today. It may not be the most productive days as there can be a real tendency to waste time. The Moon spends the day in your partnership sector, bringing relationships to your keen attention. You tend to prefer company to going it alone today.
With Venus in your solar ninth house these days, dear Libra, you’re sharing your affections rather liberally, and you’re looking forward optimistically when it comes to love and money. You are more inclined to look at the big picture than to focus on the little problems. However, today, there can be some frustration due to the perception that others are not sharing your values. You can give off a standoffish vibe as a result. You could also be a little careless with money or overindulgent if you are feeling restless. You might fixate on something you think you want but then discover that it’s not the answer to your problems. Wait things out if possible today since it’s tricky to know what you want and there seem to be red herrings further confusing matters.
With Venus in your intimacy sector these days, dear Scorpio, you are motivated to connect well with others or to throw yourself into the pleasure of specific projects and activities. You’re also in good shape for shared money or resources. Today, though, there can be some hesitation to give of yourself if you feel others are impinging on your freedom. Or, there can be some confusion about boundaries in a relationship. Affections can be intense one minute, and then they cool down the next. Whether to go after what you want or see if it comes to you naturally can be a dilemma today. It may be better to wait out decisions until you’re feeling confident.
You could feel some pressure to make a decision about a relationship today, dear Sagittarius, but in fact, it’s not a good time to do so as you may not be seeing things clearly just for the time being. Discern between feelings that come from a place of restlessness and those that come from your heart. Alternatives may seem equally desirable or undesirable – either way, it’s hard to choose! There can be competing feelings related to the need for freedom and togetherness now with Venus and Jupiter in disagreement today. Be careful not to jump into something due to current frustrations that you may one day regret. It’s better to take things easy or one step at a time.
This can be a day for going off routine or schedule, dear Capricorn, as Venus in your work and health sector forms an awkward angle to Jupiter in your social sector. Vague restlessness can take hold, and your attention may be divided. As well, it may be difficult to please a friend right now, and you can’t be everything to everyone, nor should you be! It’s possible there are competing energies pitting your social life or leisure time against chores and duties. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, further reinforcing a tendency to lose focus. You could have a finger in many different pies today! You may need to simply allow this to happen and wait out a better time for concentration.
Minor, unexpected reactions or events can make for a rather changeable day, dear Aquarius. While there can be mixed signals to decipher and you may also be dealing with problems managing your work-life balance, this may very well be a better time for slowing down and stalling decision-making until you’re clearer about others and your own needs. People in your life may be frustrated with your divided attention today, but then again, you may not find it easy to understand them, either. This is temporary. The Moon has moved out of your sign and into your resources sector, turning your attention to matters of comfort and routine as you seek out a bit of predictability for a couple of days.
There can be some missteps with others today, dear Pisces, as Venus forms a quincunx with Jupiter. This is a minor challenge but can lead to some restlessness and indecision regardless. When you get what you want, you may feel disappointed, and if this is the case, then consider that you are not truly in touch with your desires and instead reacting to inner restlessness. Whether to stay put or break the routine can be an issue now. This aspect can play with our expectations and lead to some off timing. There may be an inclination to keep others at arm’s length. And, if you do try to get close to someone, restlessness can set in again. We can be hard to please today, making intimacy a bit challenging. Aim to take things slowly as you sort out what you truly want, and give others space to do the same.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Pisces
Description: The Moon in Pisces
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 8:50 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Vesta
We can derive a nice feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment from tending to our responsibilities, work, or other commitment. We are more able to make sacrifices or put our emotions aside in order to get something important done. Alternatively, we can bring more sensitivity to our practical affairs. This can be a good time to commit fully to something – especially health and healing matters. It’s also a strong time for taking care of domestic matters.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 11:23 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Plu
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 2:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: May 9 2018 4:22 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 6:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 6:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 11:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: May 9 2018 2:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Venus Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
It can be difficult to find a balance between responsibilities and the desire for self-gratification. This can sometimes point to a moral dilemma.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Today’s Emphasized Signs of the Zodiac
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
Today’s Elemental Balance
Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
Today’s Modal Balance
The modes are balanced.
Today’s Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: THIRD QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 45 degrees behind the Sun.
We have strong beliefs and are likely to put them into action. We have the wisdom to know when to act, but sometimes can be inflexible.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 9th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected–or will perfect–in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN PISCES
A time to observe, feel, and process. We may pay special attention to our dreams, both of the night and day variety, and the subtle areas of our lives. We may have difficulties defining emotional boundaries. We might deal with stress through avoidant or escapist behavior. Focusing on creativity, philanthropy, spirituality, and artistry can be beneficial. Build your intuition, slow down and rest.
7TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right talus
Sabian Symbol: A cross lying on rocks.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 2°14′ Applying
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
CONJUNCTION NEPTUNE Orb 9°31′ Applying
We are easily influenced, vulnerable, compassionate, and sensitive. We could be led astray, and we are easily swayed. There is devotion but possibly inconstancy as well. A dreamy, possibly impractical time.
THE SUN IN TAURUS
You are a reliable and solid individual. You have a strong need for stable routine and security. You can be stubborn. Others can rely on your down-to-earth nature.
19TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Maxillary artery
Sabian Symbol: A new continent rises out of the ocean.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 0°42′ Separating
You are restless and find it difficult to settle in one place. Your larger-than-life ideals stand in the way of you achieving your goals. Your challenge is to find a balance between stability and adventure. Then you will be able to reach all your goals.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 2°55′ Separating
Opportunities will arise for you to express your intuitive and artistic nature.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 2°14′ Applying
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
MERCURY IN ARIES
We communicate enthusiastically and straightforwardly under the influence of Mercury in Aries. Decisons are quick and perhaps rushed. Commentary is frank and possibly insensitive. We’re not inclined to overthink or dwell.
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE MARS Orb 2°58′ Applying
Questions are raised, discussions can become heated, and there can be nervous excitement now. Enthusiasm is likely, but may go a little too far. Impulsive speech or other communications. Mechanical breakdowns are possible.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 5°20′ Applying
You have an incisive and ingenious mind. Your thoughts and speech are erratic and inventive. You enjoy progressive topics. Your opinions may be ahead of your time.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°07′ Separating
We can be worried or troubled, a little paranoid, and possibly suspicious with this combination. We are defensive about our ideas, intelligence, or perceptions, and might take it personally if others are not agreeing with or adopting our opinions.
VENUS IN GEMINI
We enjoy connecting and communicating, exchanging ideas. We seek out variety in our entertainment and with people. We can have many different ideas for enjoying ourselves or making money and we’re not bound to any one particular idea.
19TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Laryngeal muscles
Sabian Symbol: A large archaic volume.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
QUINCUNX JUPITER Orb 0°08′ Applying
You like to have the approval of other people. You need to make adjustments in your life so that you can be generous and warm-hearted regardless of others’ opinions.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 2°04′ Separating
We are easily seduced, impressionable, and ready to believe what we want to see. Wait for a better time to make important decisions.
MARS IN CAPRICORN
This is a time for adopting a methodical, responsible, and structured approach to reaching our goals. We can be rigid and calculating under this influence, but also determined, focused, studied, deliberate, ambitious, smart, and realistic.
28TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right genicular arteries
Sabian Symbol: A large aviary.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°21′ Applying
The desire to assert independence and to dominate can be strong. Impulsiveness can be a problem. We can be rebellious and willful, ignoring others’ needs in the process.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 6°06′ Separating
You are resourceful and have a pool of enormous energy available when needed. You also have strong desires and a volcanic temper.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
19TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Uterine ligaments, Haller’s net
Sabian Symbol: A parrot listening and then talking.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°13′ Applying
You are artistic and may also be religious. You have a need to help others and may feel you have a calling. You have the ability to inspire other people’s talents as well.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN
Conservation, moderation, definition, structure, simplicity, and realism are themes now. We might also be striving for more authority in a particular area of our lives now. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our life path choices, careers, and long-term goals. (from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020).
9TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: An angel carrying a harp.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010, to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011, to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019).
30TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Parotid gland
Sabian Symbol: A duck pond and its brood.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
17TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of left foot
Sabian Symbol: An easter promenade.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008, to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008, to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024, to November 19, 2024).
22ND DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Muscle insertions of upper to lower legs
Sabian Symbol: A general accepting defeat gracefully.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and by Degree
CHIRON IN ARIES
Your sense of being has been violated in some way and you may fear asserting yourself. You may also over-compensate by attempting to be the first at everything. Physically you may suffer head wounds. You may become a pioneer in a way which will be of service to humanity.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
VESTA IN CAPRICORN
You place importance on structure and order in the workplace. You have great discipline and personal ambition and can succeed in administrative and management positions. Workers will turn to you for a sense of stability and authority.
5TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: People rowing a canoe and dancing a war dance.
PALLAS IN GEMINI
You have a keen mind able to grasp many concepts. Therefore you are adept both in written and spoken language.
24TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Olecranon
Sabian Symbol: Children skating on ice.
JUNO IN ARIES
You need freedom within your relationships and may become impatient if this is denied. If you do not express your own need for independence you may attract a dominant partner.
6TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye Socket, orbital cavity
Sabian Symbol: A square brightly lighted on one side.
CERES IN LEO
You feel cared for when other people play with you and praise you. You like to show others you care for them by encouraging their creative talents and sense of fun.
13TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
10TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Jugular vein
Sabian Symbol: Early morning dew.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
10TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of left lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A popularity that proves ephemeral.
**Conjunctions to Select Fixed Stars on May 9, 2018.**
Aspects to Saturn 08°Cp46 -22°15′
Cnj 08°Cp33 FACIES — Ruthlessness or the victim.
Aspects to Uranus 29°Ar40 +10°51′
Cnj 00°Ta39 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive
Aspects to Neptune 16°Pi03 -06°21′
Cnj 15°Pi33 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to Pallas 23°Ge01 -01°50′
Cnj 22°Ge06 CAPELLA Love of movement
Cnj 22°Ge24 PHACT To quest adventure.