- The Moon is in Libra.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 9th, and the Full Moon will occur tomorrow.
- No major retrogrades.
- Mars spends its first full day in Pisces (Mars is in Pisces from April 14th to May 24th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesToday’s energies are better for imagining and exploring options on a mental level, dear Aries, than for locking something down. Your mind can wander when you need it to stay put, and it may be best to avoid firm plans as you may very well change your mind once you get the chance to think about it further. It can be difficult fully backing a decision, as there is a sense that something is exaggerated or magnified. As well, part of you wants to get involved, and another part just wants to escape. Take your time coming to conclusions and especially making promises. Keeping things open, if this is possible, may lead to a more enjoyable day.
TaurusToday’s Moon encourages your desire to take care of things, dear Taurus, but Mercury’s transits are less purposeful. In fact, they incline people to entertain impractical ideas or embellish when you’d prefer a straight answer. Aim to take this time to better understand yourself and your feelings, but certain decision-making should probably wait, if possible. You could feel that someone close to you is making the wrong choices or not seeing reason, and efforts to steer them otherwise seem fruitless. It may be best to wait and see or play with options on a mental level rather than lock something down.
GeminiThe Moon in your creative sector all day inspires your need for play and expression, dear Gemini. It’s a good time of the month for releasing tension or enjoying yourself more fully. However, with today’s Mercury transits, there’s a tendency to make too much of a situation today. While it’s primarily good-natured, you might become frustrated with people overdoing it. It’s also a time when we see the best or the worst of a situation rather than see it for what it’s actually worth. Imagining new possibilities can be fruitful, but you might adopt a wait-and-see approach in other areas of your life. Do your best to avoid making unclear or vague statements.
CancerThe Moon in your solar fourth house all day encourages your enjoyment of familiar comforts, people, and settings, dear Cancer. It’s a time of the lunar month for building your sense of safety or belonging. Still, inner restlessness may be an issue with Mercury in minor challenging aspects today. For best results, focus on those things you can change or impact rather than worrying about missed opportunities. If you find yourself tiring quickly of anything that feels run-of-the-mill or lacking in magic, seeking some mental refreshment may be in order. You may need to juggle, but you can also pull out something valuable from even the oddest thoughts and conversations you may have now.
LeoThe Moon spends the day in your communications sector, dear Leo, and it can be an interesting day. Keeping things light makes sense right now, and it would be wise to consider that today’s decisions may result from exaggerated perceptions or misinformation. This way, you may decide not to invest too much in what you hear or even see and instead enjoy yourself. Connecting with others tends to be positive, but there can be some confusion surrounding opinions, transportation, or directions. It may be best not to pin your hopes on promises made now.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your resources sector, and you focus on settling in and getting comfortable, dear Virgo. Still, it’s not the best day for decisiveness. Wishful thinking may cloud perceptions temporarily. There can be a need to clarify your position with someone, a sense that you need to spell out what you want for others to understand your needs, or a general feeling that you can’t read others’ intentions properly now. Keeping in mind that what you say or hear may be exaggerated, you might prefer to enjoy yourself without committing to anything substantial.
LibraThere can be a friendly spirit of cooperation today, dear Libra. While the day can involve some confusing energy, it can be pretty enjoyable if you aim to stay flexible. Transits today can point to a simultaneous desire to know the truth of a matter and a need to maintain a dream or idealized image. You may very well need a breather from overthinking things! You may be looking for comfort from others, but the support you crave isn’t likely to be as complete as you’d like today. Watch for putting too much value into things that don’t deserve your attention while overlooking important details. Consider doing some creative writing or discussing non-material topics with others. Doing so can ultimately help you better understand your current path and where you stand with others.
ScorpioWith the Moon’s transit today, dear Scorpio, you may require a little more rest or anonymity than usual. Still, there can be big ideas floating around you, but because there is a tendency to blow things out of proportion with Mercury’s minor challenging aspects today, you should probably reserve judgment. Allow yourself to dream up new possibilities but avoid pouring too much time and energy into these things for now. Give yourself time to process and digest. If you’re feeling a little drained or blocked creatively, temporarily slow down and change the pace. This way, the information you seek or need is likely to come organically when you least expect it.
SagittariusThe Moon spends the day in your social sector, dear Sagittarius, and you can be seeking a pleasant diversion. Today, Mercury’s minor challenging aspects can point to some tendency to misconstrue or draw the wrong conclusions. People can be friendly but noncommittal, and while you may be seeking stronger responses, your ability to keep things open can lead to more personal enjoyment and less frustration now. It may not be easy to focus on priorities, and leaving out the unpleasant details or glamorizing the past can be an inclination. If it’s interfering with happiness today, aim instead to open up to suggestions and recommendations for improving the present. It’s a good time to take note of creative ideas.
CapricornWith the Moon at the top of your solar chart all day, dear Capricorn, you’re more in tune with your goals and priorities. However, Mercury’s minor challenging aspects suggest some tendency for our minds to stray. Keeping in mind that there can be some exaggeration or blurred perceptions might help you enjoy yourself. Temporarily, definitive answers and commitments may be hard to come by, and the important thing is that you recognize where you should head and areas that need improvement. Give yourself a break from overthinking the details and instead consider your options. Aim to take your time coming to conclusions, but some mental exercise can be helpful.
AquariusThe Moon spends the day in your sector of spirit and outlook, dear Aquarius, and you’re thinking about the future. You can also feel a strong need for a change of scenery or some mental refreshment. However, with Mercury’s minor challenging aspects today, there is some tendency to imagine the extreme of a situation, good or bad. It’s not straightforward to listen to your voice of reason just for now. It’s a good idea to take your time to draw meaningful conclusions. Avoid setting things in stone, but aim to enjoy the mental exercise as you consider new possibilities. Today is more about inspiration and creativity than attention to detail, and you need these kinds of days as much as you need those times of practical intelligence. Misunderstandings hold the potential for unnecessary drama today, so you may want to be particularly clear with directions and instructions.
PiscesThe day’s energies favor inspiration and imagination more than they do attention to detail, dear Pisces. As a result, it may be best to keep your options open and experiment with different ideas and approaches before settling on something definitive. With Mercury’s minor challenging aspects to Neptune and Jupiter, our dreams or ideals strongly color our perceptions. You might want to wait out decisions related to money or possessions if possible. In another way, if decisions come far too quickly, it may be that you haven’t considered all of the angles. There’s a tendency for people around you to make a lot out of situations, so aim to take your time digesting everything you learn today. You may well naturally sense that pushing for answers and commitments is unwise for the time being.
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.