- The Moon is in Leo.
- There is no void Moon period.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter Moon phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday.
- No major retrogrades.
- Mercury enters Taurus today (Mercury is in Taurus from April 10-29).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesTopics of conversation, thoughts, and musings can be deeper and more serious than usual early today, dear Aries. You could be fixating on a particular idea or problem or feel pressured to perform. There can be defensiveness in manner or speech that interferes with healthy communication now. Fortunately, it’s easier to gain perspective as the day advances. Also today, Mercury moves out of your sign and into your resources sector for a stay until the 29th. You may be putting some of your fresh ideas and enterprises into action or adding the details to plans in the period ahead. Applying new information to business and money ventures can figure strongly. It’s also a time for working with your natural talents and putting them to practical use. When stressed, there can be some worry or overstimulation related to money, possessions, and resources. Otherwise, it’s one of the best periods of the year for money-making ideas.
TaurusEarly today, you may be dealing with obstinacy or a tendency for everyone to take things more personally than usual, dear Taurus. You could feel weighed down by a secret that you can’t reveal or a sense that you’re out of the loop on a matter. If you’ve been overthinking work, health, and service issues, the tension can peak now, or if you have too much on your plate, you may be stressing out about it. Try not to overexert yourself, and avoid stretching yourself too thin. It’s easier to gain perspective as the day advances. Also today, Mercury enters your sign for a stay until the 29th. You have a stronger voice and are more likely to be heard and understood during this cycle. This transit brings more clarity to your life after a period of relative reflection and perhaps some indecision. You may very well delight others with your communications, and self-taught endeavors can be particularly satisfying. Because Mercury rules your money sector, this can be a time of money news or ideas.
GeminiInteractions with others can run hot and cold early today, dear Gemini, and you may be giving off some rather provocative energy even without intention. Deep thinking is good, but obsessions or excessive worry will only bring you down. This comes more naturally as the day advances. Also today, your ruler, Mercury, moves into the sign just behind yours, where it will stay until the 29th. This transit stirs a need to review recent events, ideas, projects, interests, and learning paths. In some ways, you’re readying yourself for the next cycle when Mercury is in your sign. Past issues or private matters are a strong mental focus. You benefit most from contemplative activities, research, and reflection now. You may be a little more secretive or indecisive, but you might also appreciate this as a time for increased mental rest. You’re looking at things in a new way and gaining a valuable perspective.
CancerPower plays might seem to dominate in your close relationships as Mercury and Pluto are in conflict early today, dear Cancer. However, frustrations can be fuel for the motivation to fix problem and vulnerable areas. Also, Mercury begins its transit of your solar eleventh house, putting you in a good position for inventive thinking and fresh ideas until the 29th. Your mind is especially open, and communications flow smoothly during this two-week cycle. You’re more inclined to mentally focus on dreams, wishes, hopes, and happiness goals, and you’re interested in what others are doing, saying, and thinking. You’re thinking more about the group, community, or friendships and networking. Remote rapport with associates, friends, and networks is easier.
LeoThe atmosphere around you can be quite charged early today, dear Leo, and differences of opinion may seem more serious or critical than usual. A particular line of thought may distract you from what you need to prioritize. Try not to put too much stock in whether or not others are catching on to your ideas and beliefs. Also today, Mercury moves into your solar tenth house and will stay there until the 29th. Your thinking is goal-oriented. You more frequently think or talk about life-plan or career goals, opportunities, and responsibilities during this cycle. Mercury is analytical and rational, and you’ll find it natural to apply these qualities to these areas of your life. When under strain, Mercury can also be nervous and fretting. Otherwise, it’s an excellent time for communicating, planning, and sorting out important goals and projects. Your words are also more impactful, and it makes sense to spend more time crafting what you want to say and present to the world.
VirgoEarly today, issues of control and self-control can emerge, dear Virgo, with Mercury square Pluto. You may be frustrated with a current situation. Ideally, this stirs your ambition to make improvements. Be discriminating about what you spend your time thinking about. Mercury begins its transit of your spirit sector today, and until the 29th, it’s moving in harmony with your sign and boosting your communication skills. This transit shifts your attention outward and elevates your thoughts. You’re entertaining big ideas and projecting yourself into the future– a focus that helps raise your spirits. You’re less preoccupied with practical affairs and more courageous and spontaneous when expressing your opinions and sharing your ideas.
LibraYou could be worried about matters of security and stability, dear Libra, but an examination of your fears and deeper needs can help you adapt to changes. Try not to worry too much if someone is not in agreement or doesn’t appear to share your values. Mercury forms a square to Pluto early today, raising fears and ambitions. It can be a time when others easily touch a nerve with you, but in the process, you might see some of the fears that can be interfering in your life. Consider whether it’s a buried or hidden aspect of yourself that makes you uncomfortable. It’s easier to lighten up as the day advances. Mercury moves into your solar eighth house today, boosting your observational and perceptive skills until the 29th. You’re inclined to watch and learn rather than throw yourself into the action during this cycle. Mercury’s more difficult moments in this sector might incline you to over-analyze or read between the lines to your detriment at times. Still, for the most part, it’s a valuable time for gathering information. It’s also a fine period for intimate communications. You’re likely to crave more passionate interest in your projects and interactions.
ScorpioEarly today, dear Scorpio, the tendency to dwell on things that do you a disservice runs high. You may be feeling under pressure, in general. The hidden elements of your life assume added importance, and it’s important to avoid focusing on one particular train of thought, critique, or situation if it’s consuming too much of your time and energy. Also, try not to take it too personally if people do not see your point of view or agree with it at the moment. A good rule of thumb today is to strive to be gentle with yourself and/or others, which means be careful with what you reveal or expose. Also today, Mercury moves into your opposite sign for a stay until April 29th. It can be an excellent time for opening the airwaves with a partner, significant other, or a good friend. People in your life can help you get in better touch with your ideas, as communications with them seem to jumpstart your thinking processes. You don’t have to agree with someone for them to help you make decisions.
SagittariusEarly today, people may be less focused on enjoying conversations and more interested in proving they know more or that their opinions are superior, dear Sagittarius. You might sense there is a price attached to whatever others ask you. It’s best to keep in mind the difference between working on resolving a conflict and dwelling on a problem — there’s a fine line between the two right now! Also today, Mercury begins its transit of your solar sixth house, where it will influence until the 29th. This transit increases your interest in (and attention to) details, work, health, and problem-solving. It’s a good time for tidying up your life in significant ways, but it’s best to avoid overthinking and worrying, which can happen a little too easily when Mercury is under strain. You’re likely to discover useful information about work and health methods and learn new and improved ways of reorganizing your life.
CapricornKeep in mind that while your focus will enlarge later today, you may not be seeing beyond the frustrations of the moment early on, dear Capricorn. Minor problems can seem larger than life, as you may be giving more power to a matter than they deserve. Look for the light at the end of the tunnel, and avoid making decisions until you’ve entertained different perspectives. Also today, Mercury begins its transit of your solar fifth house, where it will stay until the 29th, stimulating great ideas for enjoying and expressing yourself. This transit helps you get your ideas or message across. You may get the chance to shine or stand out on a mental level, or this can be a time of clearer expression of your feelings, ideas, and personality.
AquariusTense issues can surface or are triggered early today, dear Aquarius, as Mercury forms a square aspect to Pluto. They can temporarily interfere with healthy communicating and thinking. You may be wrestling with some feelings of guilt and anxiety which can skew thinking. Instead of allowing these things to fester and to undermine your happiness, try to pinpoint the source and work on resolving frustrated feelings or resentments. It’s easier to gain perspective as the day advances. Also today, Mercury moves into your sector of home and family, where it will transit until the 29th. There can be more frequent conversations and thoughts related to your personal life during this cycle. It’s a fine time for remembering old methods that worked for you that you might now revive. While this is not the most expressive or communicative of times in the Mercury cycle, it’s a sound period for sorting out problems around the home and opening up the lines of communication with loved ones. With more objectivity applied to your personal and family affairs, your choices and decisions tend to be a little more well-rounded than usual. It can be a time of evaluating your inner feelings, values, and connections, or of assessing and negotiating in your domestic life.
PiscesEarly today, there can be a feeling that you and people around you are moving in different directions, dear Pisces, or talking about other things entirely. It’s best to be more careful with your money and personal information. Consider that communications and/or thoughts can be tense with a Mercury-Pluto challenge that limits your view, which can be skewed by worries. Ideally, deep thinking can eventually lead to new ideas and approaches. Also today, Mercury moves into your communications sector until the 29th, drawing out your curiosity, desire to know and learn, attention to detail, and ability to multitask. You enjoy a rather smooth, natural flow of communication during this transit, and intellectual companionship is now more important to you. Your mental outlook gets a nice little boost. This transit might also bring interesting projects into your life.
Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts:
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet, and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
The purple marker above shows where we are in the current moon phase cycle.