- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 11:04 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 16th.
- No major retrogrades.
- The Sun enters Taurus today (the Sun is in Taurus from April 19th to May 20th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Sun moves out of your sign and into your sector of values and resources today, dear Aries. During this month-long cycle, you can be especially interested in securing or establishing yourself and making better use of what you have. It’s possible that when the Sun is forming challenging aspects in this area of your solar chart, you may be inclined to overdo, overspend, or obsess over your means and material things. Otherwise, it’s a good time to pace yourself. A slow and steady approach is appropriate now. Material affairs and comfort issues are in stronger focus during this cycle that lasts until May 20th. Today, you might solve a problem and make positive changes with long-lasting significance.
TaurusThe Sun heads into your sign today, dear Taurus, and will stay in Taurus for the month ahead. This cycle emphasizes you, your personal needs, and plans. Generally speaking, it’s a time for seizing the day and shaping your life as you’d like it to be. You feel heard, noticed, and counted. This cycle brings you attention and offers you a chance to start anew. If you want to push your ideas, product, or personality, you’ll have better success at this time of year. It can also be a time of revitalization, particularly after the Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 30th. As this is the start of a new solar year for you, it’s a good idea to begin fresh with a positive attitude. You’re particularly noticeable, prouder, and more confident or coming across with more personal strength at this time. Today, you’re in a good position to identify your priorities, both on practical and emotional levels.
GeminiThe Sun moves into your solar twelfth house today for a month-long stay, dear Gemini, launching a tidying up period of the year. It’s a time of increased focus on rest, relaxation, detoxing, and putting excess or outdated projects and situations behind you. You’re dealing with loose ends. Generally, it’s not the best time of the solar year to push yourself or your plans. This is a period of rest and physical and emotional replenishment. You might do some reflecting upon recent events, conditions, and feelings. Aim to get to know yourself, your goals, and your needs more intimately. This process is necessary, and the better you handle things now, the lighter the load you’ll have when the Sun enters your sign on May 20th and you’re ready to present yourself to the world. Today is good for cultivating friendships and connecting soulfully.
CancerToday’s transits are good for planning to make changes and improvements, mainly related to your life path or long-term objectives, dear Cancer. Still, the Sun moves into your social sector today, where it will transit for a month (until May 20th). This influence is a supportive one. You’re focused on new beginnings, projects, and ideas, and you can feel quite hopeful about where your life may be heading. If you’re feeling unsettled, it’s time to experiment with new ideas and plans or dream up new visions of where you’d like to go with your life. This transit brings a focus on social activities, teamwork, friendships, group connections, and the community. You more frequently and seriously consider what makes you happy and your involvement with others as you ease off pressures to perform or accomplish.
LeoThe Sun heads to the top of your solar chart today, dear Leo, launching a cycle that emphasizes your career and public life or goals and responsibilities. During this month-long cycle, you put more pride and heart into your professional or social standing and your ability to meet your obligations. Doing this part of life well will be more satisfying than usual. Until May 20th, you experience a more vital need or desire to perform well, set goals, and get back on track. Expect higher demands on you at this time of year, both personally and professionally. Despite this power theme, today is good for pursuing a personal interest, as you may take it to another level. You contribute something unique to a group or share your expertise with associates, which can eventually lead to advancement. You can be especially persuasive with others today.
VirgoThe Sun begins its transit of your solar ninth house for a month-long visit, dear Virgo, joining Mercury in the same sector. This transit further stimulates your desire to experience life beyond the ordinary routine. This cycle sticks with you until May 20th, and it’s a great time of year for exploring new ideas, enjoying different experiences, and venturing into unknown territory. You’re lifting yourself above your usual routines, even in little ways, to better consider the bigger picture. This can be a time for refreshing your ideals and beliefs or for giving your all to the ones you already have. Today, there can be pleasant intensity in your relationships and interactions. A buzz of excitement surrounds you and your activities. Still, the Moon spends the day in your sector of home and family, and recharging on an emotional level can be helpful.
LibraThe Sun heads into your solar eighth house today, dear Libra, and will travel through this sector of sharing and intimacy for a month, until May 20th. There can be a stronger focus on emotional or material support in your life, power dynamics in close relationships, and personal development within. You crave deeper connections to people or projects in the weeks ahead. You have the chance to make lasting improvements to your life by going deep. It can be an excellent time for exploring a particular topic of interest in more depth. Your private world assumes more importance, and you notice the hidden elements of circumstances and people around you. Today, however, you might come to a satisfying agreement on broader issues with a significant someone.
ScorpioThe Sun heads into your opposite sign today, dear Scorpio, and will stay there until May 20th. This month-long cycle can be about coming to a more balanced state of being and larger perspective of what you need and want from your life. There can be a stronger focus on companionship or partnerships in the weeks ahead, and you can undoubtedly benefit from the insights of a significant other. Some of your plans may need refinement, or you may be putting a little less energy into them as you attend to other areas of life, particularly social ones. It’s a cycle that brings out your need for a different view of your life and your innate need for others. You’re taking more pride in a partnership, or perhaps a partnership demands more attention than usual. You’re more willing than usual to adjust and adapt to the needs of key people in your life. Today, you’re in good shape for researching a job or health matter further. There can also be opportunities for meaningful contact with others.
SagittariusThe Sun heads into your work and health sector today, dear Sagittarius, where it will transit for a month, and where Mercury has already been visiting. This move brings your ego and pride into the equation, boosting your ability to take charge of your work, daily affairs, or wellness programs. You take more pride in what you do. Until May 20th, it’s a time for improving your daily routines. New beginnings along these lines are likely, especially after the Solar Eclipse on the 30th. This transit awakens a need to lead a more organized, productive, and healthier lifestyle. Even with this workhorse theme, today’s likely to be a social one. The Moon spends the day in your sign, and you’re drawing attention.
CapricornThe Sun moves into your solar fifth house today, dear Capricorn, and will transit this area of your chart until May 20th. The month ahead brings good energy and inspiration for creative efforts and relationships. Emotionally, you are inspired and motivated to express yourself. You pay more attention to personal hobbies or recreation and entertainment. During this self-expressive period, you thrive on others’ feedback and good vibes, and you are more openly affectionate and playful. Your urge to create and share is powerful. It’s a time for expressing your talents, abilities, and affections more heartfully. If you’ve been working too hard or overthinking, this is a time for finding ways to let go of stress and to add more playful or creative activities to your life. Making time for recreation is important now, although it may very well come to you naturally. Today, you’re able to focus on what you want and pour your heart into its pursuit.
AquariusStarting today and until May 20th, the Sun is transiting your sector of home and family, dear Aquarius. Mercury’s already in this area of your solar chart, and with the Sun here as well, the need for you to take a pause and center yourself is even stronger. It’s a good cycle for family activities, home improvement, and attending to your safety, security, and comfort needs. The focus is on your closest ties, foundation, or home life. Fortunately, it comes naturally to anchor or nest on a psychological level. In the weeks ahead, you’ll be pouring more heart and pride into your family and personal life. It’s a good time to get grounded and centered, as well as to refuel and build up your confidence. Today, you can gain valuable insight into a project or person. It’s a strong day for cooperation and support.
PiscesThe Sun moves into your communications sector today, dear Pisces, jumpstarting a cycle of curiosity, learning, and mental activity in your life that lasts until May 20th. It’s an excellent month for trying out new ideas, learning new things or developing current studies and interests, and reaching out to others to keep in touch. It’s a good time to pick up interesting information and an excellent period for introducing more variety into your life. Because demands on you, and your interests, can be very diverse during this cycle, it can be challenging to work on a particular project with an exclusive focus. However, this cycle is more about discovery and branching out than specializing. Today is good for pursuing a project with real long-term potential. Getting to the heart of what you truly want and value seems to come naturally right now, making setting priorities much more straightforward.
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.