- The Moon is in Gemini.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 4:42 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon Solar Eclipse occurred on the 20th in the sign of Aries.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 21st to May 14th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou’re inclined to improvise today, dear Aries, and you may be focusing on reinvigorating projects due to loosening up and letting things flow. It can be a time for mining ideas from a new way of looking at the past or past matters. A review of your records brings up something valuable, or somebody could return an item that you had given up on. Others tend to truly listen to what you have to say today, so be sure you’re speaking and writing with intent. With Mercury and Mars in aspect, practical pursuits thrive, although with Mercury’s retrograde, there may be some waiting or editing to do before you can push plans forward. Even so, you get the sense that you can make improvements that will impact your life, and it’s just about working hard and being patient.
TaurusGood energy is with you for enjoying yourself, connecting, and freeing yourself from negative thought patterns, dear Taurus. Attempts to open up about a difficult or emotionally complicated matter today may not fully work out, but they can simply need more time to unfold. You’ll be doing meaningful work on getting to the heart of complex matters in the weeks ahead, and you may be doing preliminary work on this now. Consider that what you communicate today has more impact and energy than usual. While people are more inclined to listen, they aren’t necessarily understanding your intent, so be as clear as possible. A Mercury-Mars influence can generate some pleasant competitiveness. Mercury remains retrograde in your sign, and not everything is moving as swiftly as you’d like, but pouring extra energy into a special project can be especially satisfying and successful.
GeminiThe day holds good energy for inspiration and improvisation, dear Gemini. You could be spicing up your relationships, and interactions can be passionate and energetic. Discussing a personal or private issue, reminiscing, or dealing with the revealing of a secret can be themes. There can be a new understanding of a past matter as information emerges. You’re particularly interested in finding out motives, reasons, and answers. While it can be challenging to relax your mind today, you’re more likely to consider this to be refreshing than exhausting. You might discover an old gem or remember something that previously eluded you. You can put outstanding errands and issues behind you and feel empowered in so doing. Fortunately, a nice flow of energy is with you for accomplishing your work and filling responsibilities with less effort than usual, which helps speed things along. Look for ways to reduce stress.
While you can be motivated to solve a problem today, dear Cancer, it can be difficult to get things moving right now. It may be more important that you recognize a problem than resolve it at the moment, mainly because it requires work, effort, and time. Connecting with someone creatively can be rewarding. Friends can be especially helpful and can provide valuable feedback. There can be intrigue and mutual interest. It’s also an important day for processing and recycling recent ideas. You’re taking care of tasks that you’ve let slide or that may be little but have big impact down the road for nudging you forward. You are often acting independently these days with Mars in your sign, but brainstorming can be very effective today. You might also enjoy helping someone out now, putting someone’s idea into action.
LeoThis can be a busy day for thinking and considering things, dear Leo. You might come to an important conclusion or think up a doable idea regarding a career or public move. Because you’re packing a punch these days, it makes sense to choose your words wisely with Mercury now retrograde. It’s a good time to review business and image-related matters with someone you trust. You might also want to brainstorm or tap into your own intuition to examine the past. You are bringing new energy to matters of the past, and looking at things from a different perspective. Focusing on the results can make your efforts more worthwhile today.
VirgoWith today’s transits, your mind can be working overtime, dear Virgo. You can feel enthusiastic about particular ideas or plans. However, you’re also very interested in doing more than just talking and thinking — you want to get things done as Mercury connects with Mars now. Watch that you don’t misjudge energy and time constraints, but be sure to enjoy the good vibes. This is a good time for working on projects you want to publish or expanding your understanding of a subject, although review and reflection are still appropriate before finalizing things with Mercury’s retrograde. It’s also a good day for discovering something new about a special person in your life. There can be a need to take the lead or to perform, and you’re up to the task.
LibraYou could take a new look at financial plans or arrangements today, dear Libra. Money owed or due could be an issue. Going over a personal issue from the past can be in strong focus now, and there can be a new attitude emerging today that sets you on a different path. Problem-solving is enhanced, especially when inspired by someone special. You might be investigating someone, or someone could be looking into your past. The desire to produce and perform is strong, perhaps even stronger than your willingness to talk through problems or find solutions. You might also enjoy throwing yourself into a project or mystery to solve. You could find yourself entirely absorbed in a quest for more information today, and while it can consume a lot of your time, it’s a pleasant activity.
ScorpioAlthough insights about your relationships are significant now and this week, dear Scorpio, you won’t have all the answers yet. You’re thinking about ways to expand your life experience beyond the routine, and you can be very excited about your prospects and mind-expanding theories today. Exciting ideas with or about a partner can be in focus. Teaming up to accomplish something can be successful and empowering. It seems that with Mercury sextile Mars today, you can gently push your agenda and support others in the process. It may be difficult to relax your mind entirely, but it can be a pleasant buzz rather than an exhausting one. It’s also an intense time for connecting, sharing ideas, and action-oriented conversations.
SagittariusYou’re more directed and focused today, dear Sagittarius. While you’re wanting to make something happen, you may not have all the information you need today. Still, it’s a fine time to think about things differently and more creatively. You’re also highly motivated to reorganize your life in key ways. You could be gathering information to help out or support others and, in the process, learn something important for yourself. Try not to succumb to pressure to come to a decision or conclusion when it’s simply too soon. Mercury is retrograde, and patience is vital as not everything may be rolling along in a straight line. Taking steps towards a goal rather than expecting immediate results makes sense and may even be calming once you get into the right frame of mind.
CapricornThe desire to solve problems within the family, at home, or with a partner can be strong today, dear Capricorn. However, a resolution may take some time, and even if it doesn’t happen today, taking steps now can be satisfying. You might enjoy a connection with someone or a memory from the past. Improvements and corrections you make now can send you off in a new direction later. You have more persuasive power and verbal punch, making it a good idea to choose your words wisely. With Mercury and Mars cooperating today, you’re ready to rise to a challenge. You can be pleasantly busy or excited about an idea or project, and it becomes you! You may very well thrive on connections and brainstorming sessions today. Even with Mercury still retrograde, you can feel more powerful and confident in your romantic relationships or with your creative projects.
AquariusA practical mindset and positive outlook takes over today, dear Aquarius, and you can find solving problems relatively easy and fun. You’re inclined to analyze or reminisce, particularly about or with family. It’s wise to communicate with intent today, but it’s also vital to open yourself up to ideas that you might normally rationalize away. You may spend some time trying to draw conclusions or to get solid answers about a family, past, or home-related matter. However, it’s best to review issues without pushing them. You can feel especially passionate about an idea now, and the desire to revise and renew is strong. A Mercury-Mars aspect today stimulates your senses and motivates you to learn, solve problems, and make connections. You’re not afraid to take on an intellectual task or demanding work.
PiscesThis is a time for reviewing recent decisions and ideas and coming at them with new energy and perspective, dear Pisces. A harmonious aspect between Mercury and Mars promises some mental excitement. You want to take care of business and will likely have little time for small talk. You’re less interested in thinking things over than you are doing and showing others precisely what you mean. While communications may not be perfect with Mercury retrograde, you make up for it through body language and actions. Mental focus comes more naturally as you see your priorities. It can feel terrific to devote yourself to a task or particular interest, and it helps you release tension and improve your mood.
* Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign. If you don’t know your Ascendant sign (and you know your birth time), you can look it up here.
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.
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