There is lighter energy with us today overall, but we are also quite willing to take a risk or stray from the usual routine. We can be inclined to go overboard or overdo things now, but this is also a good day for fueling up creatively and reaching out to others mentally.
- The Moon is in Sagittarius all day (until Thursday, May 7th, at 2:16 PM).
- The Moon is waning, and is in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- Mercury is in its shadow phase, pre-retrograde. (Mercury will be retrograde from May 18 to June 11).
Times are EDT
The pursuit of pleasure today can very easily reach excess, Aries, and while this is not always bad thing, it’s a good idea to be mindful of the tendency. There can also be an inclination to promise or imply more than you can actually fulfill. Otherwise, the day is a good one for pursuing favorite pastimes and hobbies and recreation, creative pursuits, learning, and discovery. Romance can thrive, but only if expectations of others are kept at a realistic level. There can also be very nurturing, supportive teaching and learning moments today. You can very much enjoy sharing ideas and developing rich new ideas.
If you schedule too much today, Taurus, you may be inadvertently setting yourself up for disappointment, largely because it can be very difficult to concentrate. You are inclined to putter about rather than really produce, and while this is something that happens from time to time and is not explicitly difficult, you may want to take a light schedule or watch for inattention. Family relations can be stimulating today, but too much can be made of little issues. The mood is open, but a little undependable. If you’re shopping today, you might want to keep credit cards at home. There is very good energy for money and business strategy, however. While you may be in an indulgent mood personally, you could come up with rich ideas about how to take care of business in general.
Watch for taking on too much today, Gemini. You likely have many new interests, particularly those revolving around learning or brushing up on skills, but if you do too much at once, you run the risk of becoming overwhelmed and abandoning ship. What you are learning now will in fact be extremely beneficial at a later date. This is because Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, is moving through your communications and learning sector, until August. While it may not always be obvious, the bits and pieces you are picking up these days (your mind is a sponge right now) can lead to something quite successful. Today, however, there can be a tendency to overreach, and this can extend to other pleasures and comforts, so watch spending as well. Having more of something will not necessarily make you happier.
The temptation to overdo pleasures is strong today, Cancer. Some splurging is good for you, but today it may stimulate a vague feeling of guilt or regret. You are drawn to things that you imagine will make you feel more comfortable and at ease. However, extravagance is unlikely to satisfy, as attractive as it may be. In fact, simplifying your life, or turning to tried and true comforts, is likely to be more successful. There is a lot of yearning going on in your life these days, and it’s better to try to focus on what it is that makes you feel lacking on a spiritual level rather than try to fill up the holes with whims of the moment. Otherwise, today has strong potential for wonderful conversations or articulation of feelings. There is a sense that you can get better through encouraging words, or something that is said holds the potential for much comfort and possibly healing as well.
The Moon is transiting a playful, creative sector of your chart, dear Leo, and this brings out your natural good humor. Jupiter is in your sign, and the tendency to want more from your life has been strong for many months now. Jupiter is challenged by Venus today, and this can stimulate the less pleasant sides of the position, which include restlessness and insatiability. Try not to overdo or overstate as an attempt to overcome boredom. Tonight, life becomes easier, albeit still a little pumped up on an emotional level. There is good energy for healthy, helpful, and nurturing conversations with friends or a partner.
Escaping from the hustle and bustle would be ideal today, Virgo. You could find that you’re seeking out refuge, particularly as you’ve been pulled in many different directions recently. From some level of solitude comes rewards and benefits, largely due to Jupiter in your privacy sector. Today, Venus forms a minor challenging aspect to Jupiter, and you could really struggle with a desire for retreat, leisure, and escapism. Jupiter will move into your sign in August, and this will pull you right out of your shell. For now, you may need to process events and keep to yourself. A kind deed can be rewarding today. You’re likely to feel that you come alive through family, who are more supportive than usual. This can also be a strong day for nurturing a business, learning about health methods and techniques, and communicating with higher ups or clients.
Jupiter’s presence in your solar eleventh house brings you rewards and benefits through your social connections, business dealings, and new endeavors, Libra. Today, there can be some restlessness stimulated with these things, or a tendency to go overboard. While you may be feeling very optimistic, try not to take on too many commitments and avoid doing things to excess. The Moon is in your communications sector, and you can be hungry for mental stimulation. Chances are good you’ll find a lot to be interested in today. Creatively speaking, this is a very good day for new ideas.
Ambition is pleasantly stimulated right now, Scorpio, but at times today, you may have so many wants and needs that you don’t know where to begin. Avoid over-committing and stretching yourself too thin. As the day moves forward, it should bring pleasing feelings of validation, and this can come through family, business associates, parents, or authority figures. Overall, it’s a good day for business, as long as you work around restlessness and over-reaching. You could have a cleansing conversation about a personal matter.
You should be feeling pleasantly emotional and connected today for the most part, Sagittarius, as long as you try to tame restlessness and overblown expectations. There could be news coming in that is exaggerated. A good way to manage your day is to feed your desire for knowledge, variety, and activity. You are not in the mood for the usual fare. Communications, particularly with a partner, can be especially helpful, fertile, and even healing. This is also a good time for any kind of counseling or teaching/learning situations.
You may be inclined to overindulge today, Capricorn, and it’s not the best time to schedule work or activities that require attention to detail. It may be wise to tame expectations of others, as people may be taking you on a bit of a rollercoaster ride, whether knowingly or not. Pull back into yourself and avoid putting all hopes in others right now. Focus on your own happiness, and disappointments are less likely to spoil the mood of an otherwise good day. This is a nice time for getting in touch with important feelings and for gaining new insight into problems. It’s a strong day to draw up marketing plans or budgets, and to research health and wellness techniques.
This can be a great day for enjoying others, flirting, and boosting up others’ confidence levels, Aquarius. However, there can also be a tendency to overstate or promise too much, even unintentionally, just to keep the good mood alive. These things can bite back at a later date, so try to keep things as real as possible. As well, although you are especially affectionate right now, your moods can swing if you are putting too much weight into others’ responses, which are variable at best and totally unreliable at worst. Today can bring a wonderful teaching (or learning) moment. You are full of helpful advice, and others appreciate you for your unique insight.
There can be many things that require your attention today, Pisces, but you are unlikely to be in any mood to tend to business and practical matters. You might also be inclined to overindulge now. Try to find a balance between the need for comfort and inactivity (valid needs!), and the need to tend to chores. Some things can wait, others are better off handling as soon as possible. Also be wary of others’ promises right now, even if good intentions are behind them. The tendency to overestimate our abilities is strong today, largely in order to maintain a good mood. There can be a nice, supportive conversation about a personal matter or a bit of advice that works well for you.
*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: 6 May 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Sagittarius
Description: The Moon in Sagittarius
This is a time for expanding our mind and experience, exploring new pathways, aiming high, and broadening our horizons. It’s not as strong for detail or routine work. There can be restlessness, courage, and spontaneity now.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 0:47 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Neptune
There can be confusion, misunderstanding, or some level of chaos and uncertainty. Avoid money transactions or new business initiatives – it can be difficult to think clearly. There may be deception or self-deception to deal with. We might have an emotional urge to escape. Feeling out of sorts and don’t know why? Relax and listen to some inspirational music. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 0:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 3:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 4:54 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 8:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We don’t sweat the small stuff right now. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 12:32 pm
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: 6 May 2015 4:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 4:45 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Uranus
We are open to new ideas. A break in the routine is pleasing now. We could be experimenting with new ideas or feelings. There can be chance meetings, events that occur that open our minds or our awareness.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 9:08 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Chiron
We may have some difficulty letting go of hurt feelings or resentments. We can be sensitive to what others think of us, and decisions made now may not reflect our hearts, and can be regrettable later on. We might take things the wrong way due to sensitivity. We may not make efforts to be understood. Hurt feelings are opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 3:10 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Sun Trine Transiting Pluto
Your biological urges are powerful right now. Enjoy the feelings, learn from them and trust that all is in order.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 7:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Tri Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury Trine Transiting Ceres
We are imaginative, creative, and communicate warmly and considerately. This is a good time for both teaching and learning, and for expressing feelings. Researching cooking, health, and nutrition can be fruitful now. It’s also a strong time for marketing.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 4:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Venus SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
We are easily distracted, craving pleasure or leisure. We may be overdoing things, overselling ourselves, or overstating our affections.
Date & Time: 6 May 2015 9:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Nep Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Neptune Quincunx Transiting North Node
Adjustments need to be made to your goals. It’s time to reassess and to make any necessary changes to bring you more in line your true purpose in life.
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.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
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.
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 flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
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 6th:
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 SAGITTARIUS
You have an emotional need for adventure and independence, and an instinctual urge for travel and exploring. Under stress you will want to go on an adventure. Your mother may be seen as fun-loving and independent.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
QUINCUNX THE SUN Orb 0°16′ Applying
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.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 1°45′ Separating
You are generous, and good-natured. You make adventurous plans which usually prove successful. You enjoy the company of other people and they usually like to help you in your goals.
TRINE URANUS Orb 2°35′ Applying
You are a unique individual with many enterprising ideas. You enjoy the freedom of expressing yourself in unconventional ways and may be attracted to exciting and different activities in which you excel.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 4°58′ Applying
You are a suffering and wounded person. You feel that you are misunderstood, particularly by your own mother. Once you have learnt to rise above your pain, you will have the ability to understand and help others.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Carotid arteries
Sabian Symbol: An old man attempting vainly to reveal the mysteries.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 2°02′ 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 0°21′ Separating
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.
7TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Apex of lungs
Sabian Symbol: An old-fashioned well.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 3°59′ 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 2°37′ 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.
29TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Fourth rib
Sabian Symbol: The first mockingbird of spring sings from the tree top.
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.
27TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Atlas
Sabian Symbol: A woman selling beads.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 6°41′ Applying
You are pulled between expressing your energy and holding it back. Sometimes you are assertive and other times you can’t be bothered. This may stem from your childhood when a father figure restricted your independence. Your goal is to blend the two energies so that you can then achieve success from self discipline.
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°20′ 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°40′ 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°40′ 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.
18TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Extensor muscles of right toes
Sabian Symbol: In a huge tent a famous revivalist conducts his meeting.
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.
8TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: Beautifully gowned wax figures.
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.
23RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Teeth
Sabian Symbol: A jewellery shop filled with the most magnificent jewels.
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 6 May 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ven 28°Ge34 +25°58′
Cnj 28°Ge57 BETELGEUSE *** Success which is not blocked.
Cnj 28°Ge46 POLARIS To show the way.
Aspects to Mar 26°Ta08 +19°32′
Cnj 26°Ta22 ALGOL— Passion and intensity.
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp27 -20°30′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Pal 29°Sg22 +21°56′
Cnj 28°Sg58 ACUMEN Enduring attacks which weaken.
Aspects to Hyg 13°Cn44 +21°50′
Cnj 14°Cn17 SIRIUS*** The mundane becoming sacred.
Aspects to Nod 09°Li30 -03°45′
Cnj 09°Li10 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.