- The Moon is in Virgo until 4:45 PM, after which the Moon is in Libra.
- A void Moon period occurs today from 2:11 PM to 4:45 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 9th, and the Full Moon will occur on the 16th.
- No major retrogrades.
- Mars enters Pisces tonight (Mars is in Pisces from April 14th to May 24th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMars moves into your solar twelfth house today, dear Aries, where it will stay until May 24th. In the weeks ahead, you may not always know how to channel your energy effectively, but you’re likely to become skilled at finding creative ways to deal with challenges. It’s a great time for reassessing your goals. It’s not the most decisive or energetic of times in your life, and you might require a little more rest than usual. Especially as this transit comes before the more direct and active Mars-in-Aries cycle, it makes sense to strategize, rest, reflect, and tie up loose ends. This transit alerts you to areas of unrest you haven’t been consciously aware of until now. Today, you can have a stronger sense of accomplishment and perhaps joy as you meet your responsibilities. You are approaching your world in a more balanced way.
TaurusToday’s transits make it easy to find a healthy balance between optimism and practicality, dear Taurus. Pacing yourself comes more naturally to you. Also today, Mars begins transiting your solar eleventh house and will continue this transit until May 24th. This shift puts Mars in harmony with your sign, which can energize you and relieve some pressure. It can be a busier time in your social circle, or the period is especially active for your attention to happiness goals and pursuits. Look for ways to team up in order to achieve your goals, but watch for competition with friends. Friends may be integral to achieving your goals or desires during this cycle.
GeminiYour confidence today comes from realistic dreams and pursuits, dear Gemini. Successes are far more likely through patience and concerted efforts. Also today, Mars enters your solar tenth house for a stay until May 24th. This period highlights increased ambition and competition, and it’s good for gunning towards a particular goal. It’s a dynamic period that may challenge you sometimes, but it can also be invigorating and refreshing. You are more likely to want to take the lead, and you might resent interference. It’s an innovative, self-starting period when you’re inclined to take the initiative. At the same time, you have Venus in this same sector until May 2nd, helping you smooth over your reputation or interactions.
CancerJoint projects can be very beneficial right now, dear Cancer, or you could stumble upon the right project or information that gets you on a healing path. Also today, Mars moves into harmony with your sign. It will energize your solar ninth house until May 24th, and in the weeks ahead, you’ll find it natural to assert yourself and pursue your desires with fewer obstacles. You’re more curious and courageous about seeking new experiences or exploring new ideas. You tend to move through the world at the right speed. You naturally contest accepted beliefs and opinions, and you can easily get worked up over differences of opinion during this cycle. Taking charge of your life comes more easily and naturally, and you believe in your dreams!
LeoToday’s transits are good for forming or strengthening alliances, dear Leo. Someone might play a key role in helping or motivating you to bring more order into your life. You can be remarkably resourceful right now, and your ability to fish out an opportunity is high. Also today, Mars begins energizing your solar eighth house, and you become more strategic when moving your plans forward until May 24th. It’s a fine cycle for exploring an absorbing connection or project. This transit can highlight the power politics in your relationships, and it may be best to clear the air as soon as possible if this is the case. It can be a time for taking action with shared finances, loans, or debts. Desires seem to run more deeply than usual, and can be quite layered and complicated. There can also be stronger energy and motivation for serious study and research during this cycle.
VirgoToday’s transits improve communicating and connecting, dear Virgo. There is wisdom in your approach. Also today, Mars enters your partnership sector for a stay until May 24th, animating your close relationships. In fact, your relationships can be an area of much excitement and perhaps some commotion in the weeks ahead. People rile you up, frustrating you at times and motivating you other times. Fortunately, friction doesn’t have to be difficult — some “push and pull” can eventually get you to a better feeling of balance or equality. Plus, you have Venus in the same area of your solar chart, helping smooth things over. Problems that have been left unacknowledged or festering tend to surface, and this means you can take care of them once and for all. It can also be a time in which you have more courage to pursue a relationship if you are identifying with the Mars energy rather than giving it away to others.
LibraToday, you instinctively know that taking your time to perfect something will be more satisfying in the long run, dear Libra. Even so, the Moon enters your sign later today, and life speeds up, or at least your emotional world does. Also today, Mars moves into your work and health sector, bringing dynamic energy to these areas of life until May 24th. You can be super motivated to get more work done or take better care of your body through more dynamic health and nutrition programs. Difficulties arise if you give in to impatience. It’s a good time to sink your teeth into challenging, motivating projects. You tend to pour more energy and passion into your daily affairs, work, or pursuit of health and wellness.
ScorpioToday can bring opportunities to think up methods and plans for self-improvement that excite you, dear Scorpio. Also today, Mars moves to a new house in your solar chart. This action-oriented planet brings dynamic energy to your romance and pleasure sector until May 24th, ensuring that life will not be dull. During this cycle, you are likely to direct your energy and initiative into actively pursuing a rewarding love life, social amusement or hobbies, activities with children, or pleasure in general. You’re feeling pleasantly competitive, more energetic, and assertive. Venus is also in this sector, and now with Mars here, you’re even more intent on enjoying and expressing yourself. The passion in your romantic life can increase but can be disruptive or stimulating, and often a mix of both. Overall, however, it’s easier to express yourself and your desires.
SagittariusYou can feel good about committing to something specific and making headway today, dear Sagittarius. It’s a fine time to reason things out. Also today, Mars enters your home and family sector for a stay until May 24th. This influence brings a lot of energy to your domestic life — at times, sometimes a little too much! Positively, you can get a lot accomplished around the home, and you can be more assertive and forthright with family members. If under strain, there can be some argumentativeness, commotion, or tension. Directing energy into household projects and family activities can be constructive and satisfying. Conflicts with family could also be productive if they serve to renew and revive your relationships, but it may be best to avoid unnecessary or unhealthy conflict.
CapricornMars enters your communications sector today, dear Capricorn, and until May 24th, you’ll have a lot more energy for personal interests. You may come across a little abruptly or impatiently at times, but Venus in the same sector until May 2nd smooths things over nicely. You have a lot going on to keep you busy and engaged. This transit can speed up your daily routine in various ways. You’re likely to feel competent and confident about what you’re learning, sharing, and doing in the weeks ahead. Enthusiasm is building for your ideas and connections. While impatience, argumentativeness, and competitiveness are possible negatives of this position, the more aware you are of these potentials, the better you can control them. It’s a good time for mental resourcefulness and sharpness. Today, problem-solving is in favor. Your thinking is orderly, and your strong sense of the future keeps you grounded.
AquariusFiery Mars has been in your sign since March 6th, dear Aquarius, and this has brought more energy and drive to your life, but also some impatience and pressure. Mars leaves your sign today, and life settles down a little. With Mars in your resources sector from now until May 24th, you might want to bring abundance into your life. You may feel more motivated to make money, for example, but you are also capable of impulsive purchases during this period. The best use of this transit is to focus on building your resources. Taking action to make your life more secure can figure strongly now. Today brings reliable energy for decision-making, although with Mars changing signs, it may be best to wait until tomorrow or the next to follow through.
PiscesMars enters your sign today, dear Pisces, and it will transit Pisces until May 24th. You’re likely to experience a reawakening of sorts–you’re more refreshed, confident, and ready to move plans forward during this cycle. Drive, enterprise, courage, and energy are in more abundant supply now. Try to enjoy the initiative and bravery of this transit without succumbing to the pressure to do things too quickly. It can be a time to pursue your goals with passion and heart. Since Mars rules your income sector and is now in your corner, money might come in. Today, however, it’s easier to think in terms of plans and strategies. You’d rather think things through than jump into something.
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.