- The Moon is in Sagittarius.
- There is no void Moon today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 26th in the sign of Scorpio, and the Third Quarter Moon will happen on May 3rd.
- Pluto is retrograde.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThere can be an air of impatience surrounding issues related to finances, family, or home life in spots today, dear Aries. Instead, there can be minor disagreements with others as your perspectives seem to clash. The roots of problems tend to be feelings of being ego-drained or overlooked. However, a Mercury-Neptune aspect can help soften the edges. This transit gives you a window into your subconscious mind. Private time, even in small doses, enables you to tap into your intuition. The day can be great for making inner changes as your values and interests are evolving. New ideas and visions may be missing details now but can fill in nicely later. You might uncover a resource or information that benefits you greatly. Socially, because you can read others’ intentions and motivations or feelings, relationships can get a boost.
TaurusWhile you may be looking to bond with someone today, they don’t seem to notice it or are responding in the wrong ways, dear Taurus. You might also speak too soon, or your words come across as harsher than you intend at times today due to a Venus-Mars minor clash. Irritations and poor timing or social awkwardness are temporary, and it’s best not to read too much into them. Fortunately, a Mercury-Neptune transit helps soften things today. Combining the practical and imaginative comes naturally to you. You gravitate towards peaceful and calming situations and conversations, and your more easygoing and likable qualities are in the spotlight. More than usual, others appreciate your insight, and you can inspire or gather inspiration from your friends and connections. The excitement of a budding project can also fill you with enthusiasm.
GeminiSocially, there can be some missteps today with needs and desires clashing, dear Gemini, and neither side wants to compromise. You can spend time working through this or decide it’s best to back off and let everyone come around. Either way, it’s best to be gently honest now to avoid misunderstandings. As well, think twice about making purchases, particularly if you feel pressured or you’re feeling impatient. Judgment can be off under duress. Fortunately, a Mercury-Neptune aspect helps you gain perspective. You have a good head for practical matters, but you’re also imaginative and inspired. You can express ideas or feelings that you can’t always find words for, and your intuition for your next step is strong. Ideally, you can get to a place of greater understanding of your past and your deeper feelings about recent events. Opening your mind to possibilities helps you now.
CancerThere’s some tendency for others to misunderstand your competitive spirit today, dear Cancer. While it shouldn’t deter you from your path, it may slow you down a little as you adjust to make minor accommodations and deal with distractions. Fortunately, a Mercury-Neptune aspect active today can help smooth rough edges. You might get the chance to communicate more creatively with friends or networks. You might enjoy tapping into a feeling of acceptance, and as you do, your thoughts or words are more flowing, natural, and compassionate. What and how you communicate can encourage others to open up, and you might inspire and help someone out. There can be a breakthrough of sorts in your spiritual understanding today. It can be satisfying to build bridges.
LeoIt may not be easy to get onto the same page with others, dear Leo, as differences in taste, method, and style can be a little more noticeable and grating than usual. They can also lead to missteps and misunderstandings. These are not likely to be genuine problems, although annoying. It may be best to “agree to disagree” and move on. It’s particularly important to avoid speaking too soon on a matter in a public way or professionally. Fortunately, today’s Mercury-Neptune influence helps you rise above the tension. Barriers tend to fall away in your conversations, which can be refreshing. You’re in good shape for guiding, teaching, and soothing. You’re likely to gain valuable insights into important people in your life as well as your ambitions or goals. Aim to try to let go of overthinking.
VirgoA Venus-Mars transit influencing today can generate a sense of urgency, which may be helpful to get you moving, dear Virgo, but impatience can lead to minor problems. Asserting yourself with friends can be just fine and even necessary, but it can also be misunderstood, so you might aim to take special care that some humility shines through. Helping with this is a Mercury-Neptune aspect, as it opens you up to interesting insights. If there’s a chance to bond through shared opinions or acceptance of differences, it’s a great time to do so. You can feel particularly good about your ideas or plans. Conversations or musings and thoughts can help you heal now, and so can writing. Today is strong for generating new ideas and for putting faith in your long-term plans. Allowing your thoughts to flow without pressure puts you in a relaxed state that will get you better results. When you understand where others are coming from, your relationships get a boost.
LibraAs much as you may want to pour your energy into reaching your goals today, dear Libra, there can be some distractions, likely of a social or emotional nature. It’s temporary, so try not to fret about it, and impatience can trip you up in little ways. Helping you with this is a Mercury-Neptune sextile as it eases self-expression and enhances your imagination. With this transit, you’re more receptive to the subtle things in your life. Focusing on emotional or spiritual priorities can open up doors that previously seemed closed. An open-hearted conversation or healing thoughts can figure strongly now. Your willingness to change is endearing you to others, and it’s easier to put everything together and get a fuller picture. A financial boost is possible.
ScorpioNew interests and studies can be exciting these days, dear Scorpio, but today, it may not be easy to focus or to find the time to spare. Personal interactions can be tense in spots as there can be some impatience to manage. Watch for a tendency to want to score intellectual points today when a sensitive approach is best. Fortunately, a Mercury-Neptune transit helps soften the rough edges. As you tune into the subtleties, relationship matters begin to thrive. Others enjoy your insights, and it’s a wonderful time for artistic pursuits, whether you’re enjoying others’ work or creating something yourself. The healing power of art and music can be in focus. This transit makes it natural to let go of overthinking as the day advances, which helps you see the bigger picture. Accepting and enjoying differences with important people in your life is key to this. Communications can bring pleasure or unexpected opportunities.
SagittariusThere can be disagreements on methods and impulsiveness to manage at times today, dear Sagittarius. A false lead can be frustrating. Romantic sensibilities tend to clash with desires so that that timing can be a little off. However, a Mercury-Neptune transit can help smooth things over. Today is helpful for intuitive insights into health or work matters. You could find yourself in agreement with a significant someone, and conversations seem to flow beautifully. It’s a good time to seek or gravitate to new projects or topics that inspire you. Once you can tap into this energy, you can enjoy some mental refreshment, which can do wonders for you. You might find that letting go of the pressure to come to a conclusion or decision improves everything, even your practical affairs, which can benefit from added imagination and intuition. Assimilate rather than act for the best results now.
CapricornTiming can be a little off in moments today, dear Capricorn. When someone requires a gentle approach, the other is too direct, and it’s better to aim to meet one another halfway. Try not to worry too much about minor periods of incompatibility now. Helping with this is a Mercury-Neptune transit, easing conversations and encouraging a nice flow to your thoughts. If you give yourself to the process, creative writing or artistic expression can flourish. Recreation, entertainment, hobbies, and art or music can figure strongly and help relax and inspire you. This transit inspires you to communicate with more style, color, or sensitivity. There can be benefits to your business or projects through word of mouth, or good reviews provide a boost. You find it easier to let go of frustrations, and with less pressure, your thinking is more intuitive.
AquariusImpatience can get in the way of smart assessments at times today, dear Aquarius. Work and home life can feel as if they’re competing against one another in minor but annoying ways. You could feel driven to accomplish particular work or health goals, which can be behind the tension. Aim to make small adjustments and resolve to manage your time a little more efficiently. Helping with this is a Mercury-Neptune transit that enhances your problem-solving ability, especially with conversations or thoughts related to financial, home, practical, and mechanical matters. Fun, inspiring, or understanding conversations with people you care about can figure strongly. Letting go of the pressure to concentrate has a nice effect on you, allowing you to see the bigger picture.
PiscesThere is some tendency to rush through things that require more patience today, dear Pisces. It may be best to channel excess energy into something positive, but you may want to avoid projects and activities with multiple rules and steps just for today. There can be minor disagreements about styles: when someone is diplomatic, the other wants a more direct approach. Today also features a Mercury-Neptune aspect that helps smooth over conversations. It’s an especially favorable influence on your relationships. You might receive good feedback, news, or reviews. Receiving new information that helps you and your goals along can figure strongly. Your strength shines through your communications.
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.