We continue to be more touchy than usual today. There can be tough decisions to make, largely related to choosing between traditional and progressive methods. As well, if we are feeling restless or dissatisfied, we may become instigators.
- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Tuesday, May 5th, at 7:12 AM).
- The Moon is void from 9:49 PM forward (until tomorrow at 7:12 AM).
- The Moon is waning, and is in its Full Moon phase.
- A Full Moon occurred in the sign of Scorpio last night.
- Mercury enters its shadow phase, pre-retrograde. (Mercury will be retrograde from May 18 to June 11).
Times are EDT
Be especially careful that you don’t overstate or commit to something that you may later regret, Aries, as there is impulsive energy to the day that can get you into trouble. Some of you could be dealing with a disagreement on a money, business, or ownership matter today Emotions can run high when it comes to money and personal belongings, but also basic values and worth. If others seem to be disrespecting you, you can take it especially personally today. Even so, instincts for financial matters may be out of step today. You might also be a little unsure of someone’s feelings for you. This is a day in which emotions are up and down, and it’s best if you avoid allowing yourself to become too carried away or swayed by promises.
Any latent feelings of restlessness or discontent with your life can be pulled up today, dear Taurus, and you can be particularly moody when it comes to family matters. If this discontent inspires you to take action, then it’s productive and supportive, but if it leaves you hanging and feeling listless, then you might want to remind yourself that what you have now is likely enough for the moment. Others might come up with wild ideas, but avoid putting your faith in promises made to you right now. Your mood may be subject to ups and downs, and others may be moody themselves, firing up your defensive or combative side. You may have a battle of wills with a family member today, or seek freedom from restrictions and responsibilities, and this can upset the apple cart. A long-term plan may need adjustments.
You may be taking stock of what you’ve accomplished today, Gemini, and wonder whether it’s enough or if you should change course. There can be some moodiness if you feel that you’ve wasted opportunities or if you are seeing your plans and dreams as less viable. While expansion is the first thing on our minds today with Jupiter prominent, moderation in your approach will get you further, so think big, but when it comes to mapping things out, be realistic with your expectations. Today, avoid covering up a problem area with a lie or telling an elaborate story, as the type of energy with us right now has a way of turning on us if we go overboard.
The day can be another temperamental one if you are feeling overwhelmed, Cancer. Recent excesses have a way of reaching the point of consequences today. There is also a combative energy to the day that you would prefer to sidestep or shy away from. Heated discussions can quickly turn passionate, and then angry. When it comes to love and friendship, watch for tempers flaring and too-high expectations. There may be a tendency to want to impress someone, or you could simply be feeling generous, but overspending and even overstating could be a problem. Situations with a friend could be loaded, and there may very well be far more to them than meets the eye.
Treat resistance or blocks experienced now as a hint that perhaps it’s not the best time to push forward and enforce your will just for now, Leo. Adjustments need to be made as your ruler, the Sun, squares Jupiter. Tension today can stem from a feeling of restlessness with rules and regulations, and from a desire to go your own way. The Moon opposes Mars tonight, which brings even more temperamental energy to the day. Errors made right now tend to be due to missing details or overshooting. Try to center yourself today, as the tendency is to scatter your attention and your energies. The potential for going over the top runs high right now. Avoid exaggeration and arrogance. Pay special attention to anger that surfaces suddenly and seemingly from nowhere, as Mars in your solar fourth house can pull up all sorts of buried resentments, and you can learn a lot from them.
You could feel overwhelmed with things to do that get in the way of what you’re truly interested in these days, Virgo. Mistakes made today tend to result from boredom or restlessness that distracts you from the tasks at hand. You might go overboard helping someone or doing things for others, and then feel a little resentful that you didn’t tend to your own needs. Get in better touch with your true desires before taking action today, and think in terms of making adjustments and compromises before going forward. Today’s Moon-Mars conflict can also lead to overly quick words or decisions. It can be quite difficult to relax these days, but tomorrow brings steadier energy for returning to your priorities.
This is a time of the year when you may begin to see some flaws in a plan or goal, Libra, and while this can bring on some moodiness, your best bet is to look for inconsistencies and adjust expectations. You may be going after something too quickly, for example, and adjusting your expectations in terms of when you’ll finish helps you to see things more reasonably. If you’ve been stretching yourself too thin, you may need to hunker down and know your priorities – something that tomorrow’s energies will help considerably. You may be feeling like taking a risk today, likely due to a craving for more meaning or excitement in your life, but overshooting the mark is a strong possibility with Jupiter strong and difficult. Try not to add more to your already full plate – think in terms of going hard on something especially important to you.
There can be up and down moods today, Scorpio. Others may be frustrating, aggressive, or instigating. However, something good may come of your mood – in fact, you could regain enthusiasm for a project you had left behind. Overdoing things won’t work in your favor today -you’ll only serve to exhaust yourself. Conserve your energy for a better time to move forward, when real opportunities are available, and this may be as soon as tomorrow. Draw on patience and common sense, and don’t let others goad you, unless you do need a push to get going. Some of you could be dealing with tough decisions on a business or money level. Whether to stick with tried and true methods or to try something new can be the issue now.
You might feel overwhelmed with possibilities today, Sagittarius, or overwhelmed to the point that you don’t know where to begin. When this happens, it’s a good idea to start with something small before working your way up to bigger things. You may be seeing problems in your plans and feel temporarily deflated as a result. Part of you wants to go out and conquer the world, but without a solid plan, you could be feeling unsatisfied. Besides, you know that even if you did branch out, your work or tasks will be waiting for you when you get back. There can be a temptation to overdo something in order to compensate, but this approach rarely solves problems. It would be wise to avoid shopping right now. Tomorrow brings more coherent, steady energy.
When the Sun and Jupiter meet in a difficult aspect as they do this morning, Capricorn, problems can come from overblown egos or overblown expectations. You may be a little extravagant today, or a love/romantic matter may be misconstrued. If you’ve been dissatisfied with routines, romance, creative output, or simply your current situation, this discontent can be emphasized now. Your eyes are open to areas of life that need improvement, so think in terms of getting excited about fixing things rather than let yourself feel too down. Tomorrow’s energies are powerful for regaining your focus.
With your instincts telling you one thing and people in your life telling you another, decision making can be difficult today, Aquarius. Misunderstandings with family are very possible today. There can be moods that swing, largely because you’re not seeing a situation clearly, and your expectations are leaving you vulnerable. Listen to what others are saying, but stay centered enough to communicate with your own feelings as well. Avoid becoming swayed by promises. People are prone to exaggeration now.
Routine tends to bring out the worst in you today, Pisces, as you seem to be needing a lot more from life. There are times when routine comforts you, but today, it may remind you of your discontent. You can have big ideas now, but they may prove to be too grandiose later. Feeling overloaded is possible now. The things people say could grate on your nerves. While this is not the best day for productivity, if you keep your sense of humor (and common sense), it can be a strong day for personal influence.
*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: 4 May 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 9:49 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 0:05 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Jupiter
We may not be very realistic right now – there can be some exaggeration. Minor annoyances are possible now. Contrariness or disagreements. This is not an ideal time for publicity, promotion, or legal matters. We can experience injustices. We are less inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. This is a time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appreciated right now, and excess doesn’t go over well either. With a little self-control we can learn about what truly makes us happy.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 2:10 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 3:42 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 5:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 6:20 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Trine 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: 4 May 2015 8:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Uranus
There can be vague insecurity stimulated now, as we feel a little out of control faced with unpredictable events or feelings. There may be a conflict between a desire for familiarity and comfort, and the need for a change or excitement.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 1:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Chiron
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily life right now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 9:09 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare 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: 4 May 2015 9:49 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Mars
We may be acting on impulse now, and if we’ve been holding back our feelings, they might burst up and out now. There can be touchiness, we can be temperamental, but also courageous. There could be domestic conflict or a conflict within ourselves (whether or not to express something, or to act upon a desire).
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 5:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sqr Jup
Description: Transiting Sun Square Transiting Jupiter
There can be exaggerated good moods or a tendency to go over the top now. Clashes of ego can occur now.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 2:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 8:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Venus SemiSquare Transiting Juno
This may be a self-centered, self-indulgent time. We might also resort to trickery or manipulation to get what we want, when a more direct route would be more appropriate. Power games can interfere with healthy relations.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 11:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Mars SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
Behavior and desires are at odds with our higher goals. We might take on too much now, or our impatience can interfere with success (haste makes waste). In order to take advantage of new opportunities to achieve our desires, we have to let go of some wilfulness and expectations.
Date & Time: 4 May 2015 2:11 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sat Sqq Ura
Description: Transiting Saturn SesquiSquare Transiting Uranus
There can be tension as we need to let go of traditional or tried-and-true methods and situations in order to embrace changes and new systems.
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.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 4th:
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 SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION THE SUN Orb 5°56′ Separating
You have an imbalance between your ego and emotions, your assertion and your empathy, and your masculine and feminine natures. This may be a result of disagreements between your mother and father. Just as they were at war with each other, now you conduct an internal battle. This can lead to indecisiveness and lack of action. Once resolved you will have great drive to achieve your goals.
OPPOSITION MARS Orb 4°53′ Applying
Your struggle to express yourself assertively usually ends in conflict. Arguments and emotional disputes abound in your life. You may find that your loved ones are often angry. Letting off steam in sports or activities that demand high concentration will help you achieve a balance.
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°47′ Separating
You are impulsive and excitable. You need to make adjustments so that you have extra time when starting new projects.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 0°37′ Applying
You are a gifted healer. You are able to face the painful side of life and share your experiences in a loving manner. You feel compassion for others’ plights.
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.
14TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: True vocal cords
Sabian Symbol: Shellfish groping and children playing.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 0°15′ Separating
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.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°35′ 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.
5TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Upper left pulmonary lobe
Sabian Symbol: A radical magazine displays a sensational front page.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 1°40′ Separating
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.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 4°46′ Applying
You have difficulty using your powers of discrimination. Your own thoughts and opinions are vague and confused and difficult to pin down.
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.
27TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Fingers
Sabian Symbol: A young gypsy emerging from the woods gazes at far cities.
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.
25TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Lower jaw
Sabian Symbol: A large well-kept public park.
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°24′ 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 1°51′ 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.
3RD DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Ischia
Sabian Symbol: Two men playing chess.
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.
19TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Corpus callosum cerebri
Sabian Symbol: The magic carpet.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°32′ 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.
17TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Cruciate ligaments of left foot
Sabian Symbol: An easter promenade.
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.
12TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Vertebral column
Sabian Symbol: An evening lawn party.
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.
14TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Stomach walls
Sabian Symbol: A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Tongue muscles
Sabian Symbol: White dove over troubled waters.
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 4 May 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 13°Ta52 +16°00′
Cnj 14°Ta31 MENKAR — A victim of the Unconscious
Aspects to Mar 24°Ta42 +19°10′
Cnj 24°Ta24 CAPULUS— Male, sexual and/or aggressive
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp28 -20°29′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Pal 29°Sg37 +21°36′
Cnj 28°Sg58 ACUMEN Enduring attacks which weaken.
Aspects to Nod 09°Li41 -03°50′
Cnj 09°Li10 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.