- The Moon is in Cancer only until 2:29 AM, after which the Moon is in Leo.
- The void Moon period continues today until 2:29 AM (since yesterday at 7:40 PM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 5:19 PM, after which the Moon is in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurs today at 5:19 PM.
- 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:
AriesThe Moon moves into your sector of joy today, dear Aries, encouraging you to break out of a pattern and have a little fun. With the Sun in your solar second house, you’ve been settling in, looking for some predictability, but today, you’re more interactive. Still, a Mars-Chiron square points to tensions in the first half of the day, likely due to a lack of connection with what you truly want or a sense that things around you are moving too quickly. There may be tension with family if problems have been left to fester. Someone close to you may feel threatened by some of the changes you are making in your personality. You are expressing your more unique qualities, and while this is a growth-oriented and positive thing, it can take others time to adjust to the changes. Your interactions can have tense undercurrents. However, as the day advances, you begin to understand yourself better, and enjoying and expressing yourself comes more naturally.
TaurusPast matters or guilt can nag at you and interfere early today, dear Taurus, with a Mars-Chiron square that can pull up some doubts. Still, occasional moments of uncertainty can be helpful if they slow you down and point you to vulnerable areas. You could feel a little more fragile or emotional than usual, particularly as there could be reminders of past problems. Your craving for more variety and mental stimulation is real and can steer you in exciting new directions, but this morning, you can be a little too scattered to benefit. Try to battle the urge to make a quick change. As the day advances, it’s easier to settle in. With the Moon now in your sector of heart and home, taking more time for stillness can help you get in better touch with your feelings on a matter.
GeminiIn the first half of the day, dear Gemini, money, boundary, or ownership matters can frustrate or stress you out. Insecurities tend to be a driving force with a Mars-Chiron aspect in play, and decisions made under these conditions can feel too forced or unnatural. You may be teetering between going forward on a matter full speed ahead and backing up or holding off, and the indecision can be maddening! Actions taken now can be ill-timed, primarily because you are out of touch with what you truly want or need. You feel strongly that you want to rid yourself of certain unpleasant elements of the past, but doing so randomly or abruptly is unlikely to work out well for you. Fortunately, as the day advances, life feels more smooth, and the pressure to do something subsides. It may be possible to keep your commitment to taking more time for yourself while also doing some things that satisfy your need to diversify and engage.
CancerYour desire to go your own way and to do your own thing is strong with Mars in your sign, dear Cancer, but there can be a strong pull toward what others expect of you today. It will be important not to act out as a result of this inner tension. Anger can bubble up from within quite unexpectedly, and it’s a great idea to examine whether it’s emotional slush you’ve been carrying with you that deserves your attention. Doubting yourself early today can feel so uncomfortable that you might jump into a quick decision. Try to avoid this as much as possible. The day can pull up inner conflicts, but things will likely smooth out if you resolve to let go of the need to compete or push to grow. Be gentle with yourself and your activities and projects for the best results now.
LeoYou are doing a mental type of spring cleaning these days, which can be an empowering process, dear Leo, as Mars moves through your privacy sector. While goals may not be clear right now, they don’t need to be, so don’t let this morning’s somewhat impulsive energy make you think otherwise. There is a part of you that is dealing with ghosts from the past, past mistakes, and inner insecurities, and this process is necessary so that you can be “all you can be” in the coming weeks. You can’t truly escape attention today with the Moon’s move into your sign, but this may be a time when tuning out distractions can help you get centered. Certain elements of the past need to be put behind you, or you will carry negativity with you moving forward. Note that people can be particularly touchy today; for you, differences of opinion may be more glaring than usual. Try not to fall for the trap that if someone disagrees with your opinion, they somehow don’t respect or care about you. The day advances more smoothly. You feel less pressured to make decisions.
VirgoA Mars-Chiron square influencing the first half of the day is indecisive energy, dear Virgo. It may be best to take a deep breath and avoid taking emotional stances or getting caught up in petty dramas — something others seem all too willing to pull you into now. There can be some frustrating elements surrounding your social interactions. Avoid worrying too much about your place in your friends’ lives, and if someone’s methods bother you, try to dismiss them. It may not be worth the argument or stress. You can feel quite pressured, but this can be an unnatural form of tension, and it’s best to wait things out before making the big decisions. The need to make changes is real, however — you simply need the time to get in touch with what will work best for you. Fortunately, the Moon in your solar twelfth house encourages you to refresh yourself emotionally.
LibraIn the first half of the day, there can be some tension as you can feel that others are not entirely getting what you mean, dear Libra, or they misunderstand your goals and intentions. The urge to break away or change your schedule can be intense, but this will likely remain an urge only. There may be stronger demands on your time today, leaving you with fewer opportunities to pursue your interests. You’ll want to direct your energies to areas that require change, updates, and a more progressive approach, but it can take some time today to figure out what these are exactly or how to go about things. Give yourself some space and time. Today’s Mars-Chiron square can produce push-pull energy that backfires or stresses you out, but if you observe closely, you might find ways to strike a balance. It’s easier to let things flow as the day advances. A focus on networking and friends comes into play with the Moon in your social sector.
ScorpioWith a Mars-Chiron square influencing the first half of today, dear Scorpio, you can feel a little cranky, or you’re subject to others’ unpredictable moods. There is a sense that change is on the horizon, but you may not know what it means or where to direct your energies. The result can be half-hearted attempts that fail to satisfy. You can have trouble tolerating the dull or routine elements of your life, pushing you to consider areas that should change. Or, doubts can enter your mind regarding someone, perhaps because their actions are not inspiring confidence or mixed signals and defensiveness are prominent. Messy emotions aside, you could discover, as the day advances, that you’re learning more about what you need and want. Even if the path to take isn’t clear, it’s empowering to know yourself a little better.
SagittariusWith a Mars-Chiron square influencing early today, dear Sagittarius, you can waver between wanting to get closer to someone and keeping your distance. The same may be true of a project or venture — part of you wants to go forward, but another is afraid of taking on too much. You may feel rushed or pressured into something. Watch for reading too much into others’ actions today. It can be easy for others to touch a nerve with you, and if this does happen, look more closely at why this may be the case. Avoid overstimulation if possible this morning, and as the day advances, allow your intuition to kick in. While the day can have soft or messy spots, the Moon now in your spirit sector helps you elevate your thoughts and make the most of things.
CapricornFrustrations can work close to the surface in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn, with a Mars-Chiron square that stirs up touchiness. If you want to clear the air with someone, consider that it may trigger defensiveness if you aren’t entirely sure of yourself. Certain problems can magnify under this transit, and you can be especially sensitive to any feeling of lack of support or concern from people in your life. It would be a good idea to identify the source of your vulnerability and allow yourself to feel it so that you can understand yourself better. This mission is easier later today, despite some tendency for inner conflicts. It’s easier to let go of negative feelings and, in fact, you could be feeling quite strong.
AquariusWith a Mars-Chiron square influencing the first half of the day, dear Aquarius, there can be a feeling of being unsettled or insecure. If you feel overcome with pressure to make changes, try to tame it. Insecurities about a work project or function can magnify under this influence, or uncertainties about your communications or work output may be at play. Someone could touch a nerve and stir up all sorts of buried emotions. Avoid allowing this feeling to dominate, especially if it means bowing out of an important task. Allow yourself the right to feel vulnerable, if only to get to know yourself better, as the day can have something to teach you about what needs healing. Later today, you can be on a mission to live more confidently and positively.
PiscesWith a Mars-Chiron square influencing the first half of the day, dear Pisces, a difference in values can stir tension. It may be better to recognize that your values are changing dramatically, and others in your life can have difficulty adjusting to the changes. People can be a little touchy, as insecurities can be operating very close to the surface, and for you, this can be about money, performance, and whether or not others are treating you with respect. Try to muster up patience and examine any strong reactions you may have, as they can be keys to problem areas that can do with some healing and individual attention. The Moon moves into your work and health sector today, and you’re more tuned in to the details of your everyday life than usual. Getting a part of your life into better order can be satisfying.
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.