- The Moon is in Cancer.
- The void Moon period occurs from 7:03 PM forward (until tomorrow at 1:10 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 11th in the sign of Aries, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on March 21st.
- There are no major retrogrades!
- Mercury enters Taurus today (Mercury transits Taurus from April 19th to May 3rd).
- The Sun enters Taurus today (the Sun transits Taurus from April 19th to May 20th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
AriesYou take more interest in settling in or building upon your current resources in the weeks ahead, dear Aries. The Sun and Mercury move into your sector of money, natural talents, and self-worth today, stimulating a desire to build up your reservoirs, improve your bottom line, and develop what you already have. You’re shifting gears, and your focus is turning to what makes you feel secure and comfortable. The weeks ahead are excellent for money matters, or security is a driving force for you. The Sun is in this area of your solar chart for a month, while Mercury will stick around for two weeks. You might put some of your recent ideas and enterprises into action or add the details to plans. Applying new information to business and money ventures can figure strongly.
TaurusMercury and the Sun head into your sign today, dear Taurus. These transits boost your sense of personal power, increasing your influence and presence. They can also stir your need to share ideas and use the power of words to improve your life. Since you’re now getting outside reinforcement, you might use this extra boost of visibility to further your plans. It’s a good time to consider new personal initiatives and update your year-ahead resolutions. You’re beginning fresh and ending a rather introspective cycle. You’ve ideally acquired more rest and time for deep thought in the past weeks. Now and in the weeks ahead, your personality shines–you’re more noticeable and projecting more strength. You’re talkative and expressive, and you can be busier than usual.
GeminiMercury and the Sun head into your privacy sector today, dear Gemini. Mercury will guest-stay here until May 3rd, and the Sun will stick around until May 20th. You’re starting important cycles of retrospect and emotional renewal. It’s a time to look within for answers and perhaps look to the past for important clues. In the weeks ahead, you’re turning more attention to your private, inner world. There can be some cleaning out of the deadwood in your life, some soul-searching, and perhaps dealing with endings as you examine the past so that you can put it behind you. More time set aside for relaxing, meditative activities makes sense.
CancerThe Sun and Mercury head into your solar eleventh house today, dear Cancer, and you’re turning more of your attention to enjoyment, friends, teamwork, and networking. You’re more inclined to entertain long-term happiness goals now and in the coming weeks–Mercury will stick around here until May 3rd, and the Sun will hang out for a little longer, until May 20th. After a fair amount of attention to performance and ambitions in the last few weeks, your focus now shifts to your social and humanitarian or personal happiness goals. Good energy is with you for interacting with friends and sharing your ideals, dreams, and hopes. You could benefit from some de-emphasis of career or life-plan goals as you find your joy or become more involved with others. The weeks ahead are great for trying on new styles and ideas.
LeoThe Sun and Mercury both head to the top of your solar chart today, dear Leo, bringing your attention to rules and structures, as well as career and responsibility. You’re goal-oriented and ready to take charge. There has been a stronger focus on learning, exploring, and experiencing life in recent weeks, but now your attention shifts to more material or ambitious concerns. The Sun will stick around in this sector until May 20th, while Mercury will stay until May 3rd. You’ll be bringing more strength, intelligence, and personality to your public or professional life. As long as your needs for approval are balanced and moderate, they can serve a useful purpose. You can come to a high point of the year.
VirgoWith Mercury and the Sun moving into your solar ninth house today, dear Virgo, you’re motivated to do something meaningful with your time in the weeks ahead. It’s a time for branching out and reaching beyond your normal boundaries. There may be opportunities to expand, publish, share, or promote. Transits tend to pull you up and out of yourself, and you can be more willing to take on a challenge or invest in your belief in yourself. After a rather introspective phase, you’re shifting gears. Mercury will stick around this area of your chart until May 3rd, and the Sun will stay until May 20th. The upcoming weeks are excellent for nurturing your mind, body, and spirit with different activities, books, courses, cultural activities, and connections with people with other ideas and perspectives. Your aspirations and ideals are more vital driving forces in your life at this time of the year.
LibraMercury and the Sun head into your solar eighth house today, dear Libra, turning your attention to commitments, finances, shared resources, and deepening of feelings in the weeks ahead. There can be a new focus on understanding your relationships on a deeper level, including your relationship with yourself! You’re shifting your attention to more profound and intimate matters, and you’re interested in digging deep. Changes, both inner and outer, can occur during these cycles, reminding you that you’re growing, learning, and transforming. There can be an increased focus on intimate connections and sharing, and for some of you, financial or emotional support is in the spotlight. You can find it especially enjoyable to wrap your head around a good mystery or puzzle or plunge into a special, absorbing activity.
ScorpioMercury and the Sun joined forces yesterday, and today, they both head into your partnership sector, dear Scorpio. Close relationships come into strong focus in the weeks ahead. Mercury will stay in this area of your solar chart until May 3rd, and the Sun will stick around a little longer–until May 21st. These transits bring your need for others to the fore. You’re discovering yourself through your interactions, and you’re more willing than usual to adjust and adapt to the needs of others. You enjoy bouncing ideas around–it gets your mind working more vigorously. The Sun and Mercury here revitalize your relationships, either through increased mental activity with someone or because you’re giving a whole lot more thought to them.
SagittariusMercury and the Sun move into your work and health sector today, dear Sagittarius, turning your attention to the critical systems in your life, your daily routines, work, and personal well-being. Mercury will be in this area of your solar chart until May 3rd, while the Sun will stick around until May 20th. The weeks ahead bring stronger or renewed energy for work and routines. While it’s not the best time of year for recognition or worldly success, these cycles are a boon for self-development and laying the groundwork for future success. You might discover new ways of approaching your work or managing your health. It’s an exceptional time for tidying up your life in significant ways. With Uranus in this sector, you’re taking innovative and unique approaches to your chores and routines.
CapricornMercury and the Sun move into your sector of romance and creative expression today, dear Capricorn. Until May 20th, the Sun in this area of your solar chart helps you reconnect with your inner child. You’re experiencing a shift from a strong focus on your personal and home life to more creative and entertaining pastimes, romance, and leisure. The Sun complements your sign for a month and Mercury for two weeks, and you can feel freer and happier, more communicative, and more confident and outgoing. You can also experience an increased need for expressing your ideas in creative, unique ways. You may get the chance to shine or stand out from the crowd on a mental level, or this can be a time of more straightforward expression of your feelings, ideas, and personality.
AquariusMercury and the Sun move into your home and family sector today, dear Aquarius, and a busy period gives way to a need for more peace, comfort, quiet, and familiarity. These transits can motivate you to push forward with domestic plans. The Sun is in this area of your solar chart for a month, and Mercury is here for two weeks. The coming weeks are important for reconnecting to your roots, building your inner confidence, and taking charge of your family life. Your focus now should be on making yourself feel more secure and content. While it’s a cycle for putting a little more faith in traditions or what’s familiar, with Uranus in this sector, you’re also doing home life quite differently. Improvements are in order!
PiscesMercury and the Sun move into your communications sector today, dear Pisces, and you can find yourself in high demand. With the Sun (for a month) and Mercury (for two weeks) now harmonizing with your sign, you’re likely to enjoy more ease and understanding. These transits can bring you into more contact with others, a busy pace of life, and opportunities to pick up all sorts of interesting information. Your daily life tends to revitalize, partly due to a search for more mental stimulation in your life. It’s not the best of periods for concentration and focus, but you’re in great shape for making connections and keeping or catching up with others.
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.