This is a day for making plans and devising strategies, but we must first pull ourselves out of a spiraling, suspicious frame of mind. The tendency to work indirectly towards our goals is strong today.
- The Moon is in Libra all day (until Saturday, May 2nd, at 9:47 PM).
- The Moon is waxing, and is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Gemini.
Times are EDT
Any worries you’ve been keeping at bay about your work or responsibilities can hang heavy on you early today, Aries. De-stressing may not come easily on an emotional level today, but focusing on solvable problems can be therapeutic now. Certainly, on a mental level, you can be very busy these days and should take advantage of any opportunity to detox, relax, and think without overthinking. Later today, there can be good words or reviews shared, or interesting offers can come your way. A load off your mind can be part of the picture as the day moves forward.
There can be a tendency to obsess and worry over problems early today, Taurus, particularly revolving around money or valuables, but for some, it’s about whether or not you’re valued and respected by others. As the day advances, it becomes easier to detach yourself from negative or spiraling thoughts in order to see the bigger picture. You can take a load of your mind now by opening up your mind. A problem that you were too close to might be resolved as you look at it more objectively. Problem solving is especially good when it comes to financial and practical matters, as well as issues with family and home life. You’re more likely to feel respected as you present yourself as worthy.
You can begin the day seeing things through a negative or suspicious lens, and end it quite the opposite, with optimism and giving others the benefit of the doubt, Gemini. As the day moves forward, a sincere and modest approach gets you places. You have a special ability to solve problems today. You’re less concerned about being right than you are about enjoying learning. There can be creative relations and improvements with a significant other. You tend to naturally take the lead on an intellectual level.
There can be a lot of activity in your inner world today, Cancer. While you can begin the day worried or fretting, not necessarily able to put your finger on exactly why, as the day progresses, it’s much easier to see the glass half full. Intuition and an improved ability to see patterns can have almost magical results, and solving problems is favored. Your greatest enemy in May is likely to be a tendency to overthink things, so take notes today – you’ll want to remember how you approach things and duplicate it! The Moon continues to transit your home and family sector, all day, and you tend to stick with familiar people and situations, even while your mind is doing some gymnastics.
This can be a strong day for sorting out problems, Leo, although there is a tendency to choose indirect ways for getting what you want. This morning, if you are taking a disagreement very personally, you might examine why that is the case. As the day advances, there is better energy for detaching yourself enough to do some solid work, to look at a problem objectively, and to solve a problem that you may have been too close to earlier. Good advice is circulating later today, and you may be at the heart of it!
This is a strong day for devising strategies, plans, and schemes, Virgo, so use it for good! Certainly you can begin the day a bit twisted up with worry. There may be a concern about a professional, performance, or reputation matter that has your mind swirling. However, as the day advances, while money issues can continue to be a concern, you tend to see things in a more positive light. Perhaps you solve a problem that has been weighing heavily on you, and this lightens your mental load, coming as a nice relief. You might enlist others’ help, for example, when you had thought you needed to go it alone.
You could suffer from tunnel vision this morning, Libra, but more and more as the day advances, you feel lighter and freer. Mind you, there could be some tension with family or a partner who may seem to be disapproving or feeling threatened by your independence, but you’re more inclined to look at the brighter side of life. Today, the brighter side may very well have to do with long-term plans and friendships. There is a sense for future trends, and this helps you to plan accordingly. Opportunities tend to come to you when your mind is open and free.
There can be a lot of focus on your inner world right now, Scorpio, and today, you could be very absorbed in your thoughts. While the morning can feel a little rocky, as you may be slightly off your game and not feeling very understood, as the day advances, you begin to feel detached just enough to enjoy yourself more. Mysteries and research appeal. A problem on the professional front might be resolved with clever thinking or simply benefit from your ability to be objective. Others are readier to truly listen to you and give you useful feedback. An open mind wins more rewards than suspicion and criticism.
Your ability to put things into perspective can open up doors that were previously closed today, Sagittarius, but you may need to get over a hurdle this morning that also involves your thinking. Looking at matters critically or skeptically is important, but taken too far, and you begin to cause yourself unnecessary frustration. Chances to explore new ways of communicating your ideas and thoughts emerge. Modesty and sincerity truly do allow for healthier conversations and interactions. There can be general agreement with someone close to you today, and this also lifts your spirits.
The Moon in your solar tenth house all day can encourage you to put emotions aside in order to take care of business, Capricorn, but for some of you, there can be a challenge if you don’t much like being in the position of being judged or assessed. There can be some difficulty keeping your good humor this morning, but as the day advances, you’re more likely to enjoy mental tasks and exercises than to entertain emotional perspectives. Uncluttering your mind and conscience makes sense now, so tackle your priorities and free your mind – you may very well enjoy the process.
There can be a tendency to brood or stew over problem areas this morning, Aquarius, but even though the remainder of the day is unlikely to be tension-free, your attitude certainly expands. Your ideas, thoughts, and creative process all flow beautifully later today, making it a strong time for expressing yourself through creative mediums. You can be steered in the right direction, towards exciting or at the very least useful creative outlets. A significant other or good friend can be helpful, but for some of you, your new insights are about a relationship or relationship needs.
You may have a tendency to focus on troublesome areas of your life this morning, Pisces, particularly revolving around family or work matters. It doesn’t help that money concerns are on the table much of the day. Even so, as the day advances, there is a tendency to open up to more positive thoughts. You may very well enjoy handling detail work or chores, and inventive ideas can come out of these things. Health can also be a focus or an area for problem solving and fresh, new thinking.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 0:37 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 4:51 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Neptune
We could be feeling out of sorts. We are especially sensitive to subtle planes, but may not be able to make sense of what we perceive. We could be impractical just for now.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 5:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting North Node
A time to embrace new opportunities for emotional growth. Accept challenges. New attachments, relationships, connections. Success may come through dealings with women or with the public. A time to consider your priorities vis a vis home and family and the outside world. Sensing current moods and trends. Fated meetings or connections.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 5:49 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 6:55 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 7:45 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Sun
How we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds right now. We could act on our will at the expense of our feelings, or act on our feelings at the expense of our will or ego. Either way, we can feel unsatisfied.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 12:58 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Jupiter
A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 5:08 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square 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: 1 May 2015 5:39 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 6:32 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 1 May 2015 9:53 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Uranus
Life may be a little tense right now. Avoid willful behavior if the situation doesn’t call for it. Remain open to new possibilities and all will be revealed. There could be a surprising revelation or turning point. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 10:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 10:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 6:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Plu
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Pluto
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.
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 3:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Cpl Sat
Description: Transiting Mars ContraParallel Transiting Saturn
Date & Time: 1 May 2015 3:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Plu Sxt Ves
Description: Transiting Pluto Sextile Transiting Vesta
We are motivated to pursue our goals and commitments now and can be quite productive. We might renew a project or passion, and can feel pleasantly ambitious. We are especially resourceful.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
We tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are seeking meaning and value to our goals. This is a time for analyzing, questioning, perfecting, and improving.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 1st:
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 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 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 life time).
THE MOON IN LIBRA
You have a need for harmony and peaceful surroundings, and will seek peace when under stress. Your mother may be social and harmonious.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
QUINCUNX THE SUN Orb 1°56′ Separating
You are being challenged to integrate your ego and emotions. You will need to adjust the way you view your feelings, or the way you express yourself in order to feel at ease.
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 0°29′ Applying
You like to take the opportunity to be generous and kind. You have an optimistic approach to life.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 4°56′ Applying
Conflict arises in your life because you believe your emotions are crazy. You learnt as a young child, probably from your perception of your mother, that emotions were changeable and therefore not to be trusted. As an adult you experience conflict as you see-saw between the intellect and the emotions. You need to learn to trust the unique realm of feelings which can be balanced with intellect.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°34′ Applying
You are intense and emotional. You find yourself caught up in emotional dramas wondering how you will make your life quieter, or if you really want life to be quiet. The answer is to direct your need for intensity into creative pursuits.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 3°05′ Separating
You are being urged to come to terms with the emotional and intuitional side of your nature. You may have difficulty expressing your emotions, particularly in groups of people. However, this is an area in which you need to grow so that you can express your intuitional nature in a new way.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical and brachial plexi
Sabian Symbol: A woman sprinkling flowers.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 2°25′ Applying
You have an overly optimistic and idealistic approach to life. You are prone to excessive behaviour and can be egotistical. Positively, you have the ability to reach your goals.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 1°36′ Separating
Opportunities will arise for you to express your intuitive and artistic nature.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°31′ 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 GEMINI
You love conversation and information. You are a fast talker, who likes to collect and network knowledge and data. You enjoy books, letters, magazines, the media, computers and anything else that helps you learn and communicate.
1ST DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Trachea
Sabian Symbol: A glass-bottomed boat drifts over under-sea wonders.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 2°21′ Applying
You have difficulty expressing yourself. As a child you believe your father was critical and judged you lacking in intelligence. As an adult you have trouble believing in your ability to communicate and stand up for your own beliefs.
VENUS IN GEMINI
You are curious and flirtatious, and enjoy intellectual relationships with exchanges of ideas. Communicating within a relationship is important to you. You can be restless, and sometimes gets bored. You may have many money-making schemes.
23RD DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Head of the humerus
Sabian Symbol: Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 2°40′ Separating
You experience emotional pain in your relationships. You have difficulty experiencing the joy and beauty of intimate relationships. You need to face early childhood feelings of rejection and develop empathy for others close to you.
MARS IN TAURUS
You have strong personal desires, although you will usually follow a reliable course of action in attaining those desires. You are stubborn if opposed.
23RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Teeth
Sabian Symbol: A jewellery shop filled with the most magnificent jewels.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°15′ Separating
You have the opportunity to be an empathetic and powerful leader of the downtrodden people of the world.
JUPITER IN LEO
You are benevolent, generous and fun loving. You are on an enthusiastic search for creative expression. You may also have a love of children.
14TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: Cherub-like, a human soul whispers, seeking to manifest.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°27′ Applying
You have an enormous ability and energy to achieve your goals. You set out to make changes in society and can do much. You avoid restriction and may live an unconventional life, breaking new ground in ways of living.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 2°05′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about your ideals or your ideas. You will need to learn that others don’t always agree with you. They may not want you to help. They may not want to applaud your effort.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
You may be committed to higher education and have a strict moral code. You are also an easygoing and optimistic worker.
4TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Femur
Sabian Symbol: A little child learning to walk.
URANUS IN ARIES
(1928 – 1934) It is important to note that Uranus spends a long time in each sign, and therefore the interpretation applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of initiative and spontaneity. It indicates the breaking down of old structures and the emerging of the new.
18TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Nerve connections – synapses
Sabian Symbol: An empty hammock.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°21′ Separating
Your generation works hard to use your power to right the wrongs you perceive in society. First you must learn to control that power in your own life.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
It is important to note that Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Neptune in the Sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This generation may possess the ability to be at-one with God. They may be able to express their spirituality through visions and art. They may also be inspirational teachers, conscious of wholeness.
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
It is important to note that Pluto takes about 248 years to make a complete cycle, spending 12 to 32 years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Pluto in its sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of a change in world government. This generation will posses the ability to transform old structures into new and enduring ones.
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
CHIRON IN PISCES
You will have difficulty gaining your own sense of individuality. You have an ability to feel others’ pain and may need to detach and meditate. You may also suffer from your own deep and personal grief. You may work for or serve within a healing institution.
21ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A little white lamb, a child, and a servant.
VESTA IN PISCES
You work best when you are striving for service to humanity. You are committed to making the world a better place for everyone. You feel overwhelmed by work unless you focus on service to others.
16TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of right foot
Sabian Symbol: In a quite moment, the flow of inspiration.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
You possess the ability to see the big picture. You enjoy philosophical discussions and can include all cultures. You are a defender of truth.
30TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pear-shaped muscle
Sabian Symbol: The pope blessing the faithful.
JUNO IN LEO
You want to be proud of your partner, and for them to take pride in you. You want to have fun, romance, and creativity within your relationship.
11TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Subclavian veins
Sabian Symbol: Children on a swing in a huge oak tree.
CERES IN AQUARIUS
You feel cared for when others accept and encourage your sense of individuality. You feel comforted when surrounded by groups of people. You teach others to accept their eccentricities.
7TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A child born of an eggshell.
HYGEIA IN CANCER
Your health may be closely linked to your home environment. Any disruptions in the home may spark bouts of ill health. You may be concerned for your family’s health.
13TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Lesser curvature of stomach
Sabian Symbol: One hand slightly flexed with a very prominent thumb.
ASTRAEA IN TAURUS
You are apt to become stuck in your ways and oppose change. You prefer the comfort and safety of things known to the insecurity of the new.
20TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Occiput
Sabian Symbol: Wisps of clouds, like wings, are streaming across the sky.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
10TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A canoe approaching safety through dangerous waters.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
10TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eyeball
Sabian Symbol: A scholar creates new forms for ancient symbols.
*** ASPECTS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 1 May 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 00°Ge49 +22°43′
Cnj 00°Ge12 ALCYONE Mystical but judgmental.
Aspects to Ven 22°Ge59 +25°37′
Cnj 22°Ge04 CAPELLA Love of movement, confidence
Cnj 22°Ge22 PHACT Adventure, good fortune.
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp29 -20°29′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Ves 15°Pi38 -09°15′
Cnj 15°Pi31 ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings.
Aspects to Pal 29°Sg55 +21°04′
Cnj 28°Sg58 ACUMEN Enduring attacks which weaken.
Aspects to Nod 09°Li49 -03°53′
Cnj 09°Li10 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.