- The Moon is in Capricorn all day (until Saturday, May 9th, at 7:22 PM).
- The Moon is waning, and is in its Waning Gibbous phase/ Disseminating phase.
- Mercury is in its shadow phase, pre-retrograde. (Mercury will be retrograde from May 18 to June 11).
- Venus spends its first full day in Cancer (Venus will transit Cancer from May 7-June 5).
Times are EDT
Today is good for taking care of business, Aries, and if you need to do this, it’s probably better to choose today than tomorrow for important tasks that require concentration. You are a little more ambitious, and this fuels your motivation. Much of the day can feel grounded, and you may choose to get on top of financial matters or to make an important or significant purchase. Many of you are redoing and reworking certain work projects, and today brings good energy for contributing to this. Modifying and refining work fares especially well now.
Business-minded Taureans should enjoy the energies of the day, Taurus, but it’s also a good time for personal matters. You are ready to get the job done, but you’re also very focused on the long term so you are not in any rush. Knowing that rushing could lead to problems later, you’re focused on doing things right. Some of you could be making travel plans or clinching deals now. Honoring your commitments will feel especially good today. While you meet feel pressure from people around you who want you to adopt their own beliefs or lifestyles, today you feel stronger in your own way and communicate this through body language. People tend to let you do your thing, and this does everything for improving your mood.
While you have become quite “good” at emotional self-control these days, Gemini, you may need some form of release. Listen to what your feelings may be telling you today. Meeting responsibilities will make you feel at your best, and plans and details are certainly on your mind, but tending to your deeper feelings can be cathartic now. It’s a good day for taking care of debts and money matters. Whether debts are material or emotional/spiritual, you will feel much better if you have a plan for repaying what you might owe.
This can be a good time for getting to the heart of a complex emotional situation, Cancer, whether this is your own situation or if you are helping someone out. Others are naturally more cooperative with you today. On the business side of life, strategy is more important than bold moves. You may be reconnecting with someone today. You may be having brave conversations and possibly fateful interactions or connections. quality. Matters of power or trust may be a big deal today, but you may be able to see through them well enough to be able to make improvements.
This is a good day for really getting the most from the least, Leo, particularly when it comes to work and possibly even health. Still, the reason behind this is your own motivation and determination, not necessarily because the universe is handing you things. There may be steady progress on a long-term project or work effort made now. Future security is on your mind. Today is also good for closing a project and for editing activities. Detail work is favored. Use your tendency to see flaws in magnification mode today for good by solving some practical problems.
Strong, well-paced energy is with you today, Virgo, and with somewhat ambiguous themes coming tomorrow, if you can take advantage of today to be productive, you’ll be in a good place. Even so, this is also a day that’s powerful for self-expression, so don’t hide yourself away. Creative or romantic endeavors fare especially well if they can benefit from increased focus, concentration, or commitment. You are inclined to very easily throw yourself into whatever you’re doing, and especially mental interests. In fact, for some of you, this can be what you consider to be your favorite entertainment these days. Conversations and thoughts could lead to breakthroughs with or surrounding love interests, children, or creative efforts.
Good energy for both home and work, and for both public and personal matters, is with you today, Libra. You may be recognized for your creativity, or a child could reach a milestone/ get an award. Much of the day, your instincts to wait out a situation can be strong and helpful, although tonight you may be feeling a little pressure from others and this can bring on impulsiveness. Good energy for making wise money choices is also with you now, as you are giving stronger thought and consideration to your future. Focus on getting rid of things that you no longer need or, perhaps more importantly, that leave you feeling weighed down.
This is a good day for subtle moves and forming strategies, Scorpio. It’s a time when you readily throw yourself into what you’re doing, and especially learning or mental interests and projects. In fact, this can be your passion these days, and even what you consider as your form of entertainment. However, you should be careful not to burn yourself out or let other areas of your life slide in the process. Sometimes you need to build up both physical and mental strength, if only to get back to what you love to do! It can also be a strong day for expressing your views or taking care of communications that are your duty or obligation.
You could be feeling good about others who are putting their faith in you today, Sagittarius, but could also feel overwhelmed by the extra demands. Still, it’s a strong time for really sorting out tricky emotional matters and problems. You can be especially resourceful right now, making the most of the least, or the most of what you have. Even so, later today, you could be tempted to jump into a financial transaction or take a small risk. Otherwise, it’s a good time for getting some practical work done, for pursuing a health or fitness program, and for feeling productive and satisfied with what you’ve accomplished.
The day’s energies play well to your natural temperament, Capricorn. You are the go-to person now. When people are turning to you, you become your best, the responsible, helpful person that you are, so it only improves your day. This can be a good time for self-expression, games, physical activities, creative arts, and romance. On the work side of things, choose to do jobs that require focus and concentration. People around you may not be as reliable as you’d like, and while you’re quite used to shouldering the load, there can be some resentment to deal with. Otherwise, this is a good day for finding satisfying outlets to channel excess energy.
The Moon is in the background in your solar chart until tomorrow evening, Aquarius, and you might similarly seek some anonymity, alone time, or extra rest. Even so it’s a good time for drawing upon your resources and talents and applying them to work or whatever you’re doing with great success. So while retiring in some way can be helpful for gathering yourself, you can also function well in the “real world” and come across pleasantly as you do. Family affairs can be strong today, and a family member may even bail you or help you out. Schedules may not be reliable, however.
You have a stronger need for structure today, Pisces, and you may be quite interested in focusing on truly important matters first in order to get them out of the way. You may have more self-discipline than usual, and because tomorrow’s energies can be quite the opposite, you might want to take advantage of this now. You are especially aware of the need to set long-range goals and plans for the future. You may be better off thinking in terms of the team today. Try not to insist on going it alone. Even if people in your life can sometimes be controlling these days, today you may fare better working with someone or a group.
*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: 8 May 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Capricorn
Description: The Moon in Capricorn
Consolidate. Pay attention to the foundations of life. Repair and restructure. Attend to financial or business matters. Make solid plans and get organized.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 5:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Mercury
It can be difficult to be objective at this time. This can be a “foot in mouth” time. We should think before we speak, or there could be hurt feelings.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 6:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting North Node
This is the trigger for out with the old and in with the new. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now. Plans could need reworking. We could feel temporarily out of the loop.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 7:15 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 12:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Juno
There can be some inclination to manipulate others to further our own goals, which should be avoided. There may be indecision regarding feelings about a relationship. Alternatively, there can be a conundrum regarding family and a relationship.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 12:45 pm
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: 8 May 2015 3:11 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Watch for moody decisions and excesses now.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 4:18 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 5:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge. Emotional extremes can be experienced now. This can be a time that we crave or recognize the need for an overhaul – a deep, lasting change.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 9:09 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Sun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 9:44 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: 8 May 2015 10:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Sun
There is a nice feeling of harmony and a cooperative feel to this time. Better decision making. We represent ourselves well now. It’s easier to attract support, favorable responses, and positive experiences. We are less fearful and less defensive. This is a harmonious time.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 10:46 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Uranus
There may be sudden, minor changes to plans, schedules. There can be rebelliousness and tension. Aim to be open to possibilities, and avoid making permanent decisions.
Date & Time: 8 May 2015 11:50 pm
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.
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.
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.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 8th:
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 CAPRICORN
You feel secure when life is structured, or you are working hard. You may be emotionally distant or cold. You mother’s love may be limited in some way. Your mother may have been strict or cold.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 5°35′ Applying
Your basic nature is easy-going. You find that your emotions contribute positively to your life. You have a tendency to sit back and let things slip past rather than being assertive as you are not personally ambitious.
QUINCUNX JUPITER Orb 1°47′ Applying
You tend to stretch yourself too far, and need to adjust the amount of time you spend chasing rainbows.
SQUARE URANUS Orb 6°04′ Applying
You are erratic and stubborn in your efforts to stand out from the crowd. Once you have learnt to view things from all aspects your intuitive and exciting nature will flourish.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 2°39′ Separating
You have the opportunity to use your sensitivity in the field of arts or spirituality.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 3°16′ Applying
You are an intensely emotional person, prone to extreme highs and lows. You love drama and intensity. This can create problems if not channelled into a creative outlet.
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.
18TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels
Sabian Symbol: A woman airing a linen bag through a sunny window.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 9°48′ Applying
You are hard working and energetic, and can be impulsive. You have a love of adventure, anything that provides an outlet for your boundless energy. You initiate, and take risks, at times acting too impulsively.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 3°48′ 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 2°18′ 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.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°51′ Applying
You will be able to help others with your ability to understand their pain.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Pulmonary arteries
Sabian Symbol: A quiver filled with arrows.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 5°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 0°48′ 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 CANCER
You place emphasis on family relations. You will form strong emotional bonds within your own tribe. You may have an emotional need for financial security.
1ST DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Sixth rib
Sabian Symbol: Sailor ready to hoist a new flag to replace an old one.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 1°54′ Applying
You fear commitment in your personal relationships often resorting to hard work as a way of avoiding intimacy. You need to make adjustments to allow time for your relationships.
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.
28TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Deltoid muscle and main neck muscles
Sabian Symbol: A mature woman reawakened to romance.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 5°07′ 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°16′ 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°29′ 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°47′ 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.
19TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Extensor muscles of left toes
Sabian Symbol: A master instructing his pupil.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right ventricle of heart
Sabian Symbol: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric nerves
Sabian Symbol: A group of people who have overeaten and enjoyed it.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Upper jaw
Sabian Symbol: A warrior rides proudly.
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 8 May 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp25 -20°30′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Pal 29°Sg06 +22°16′
Cnj 28°Sg58 ACUMEN Enduring attacks which weaken.
Aspects to Hyg 14°Cn17 +21°46′
Cnj 14°Cn17 SIRIUS*** The mundane becoming sacred.
Cnj 15°Cn09 CANOPUS** The path finder
Aspects to Nod 09°Li18 -03°41′
Cnj 09°Li10 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.