- The Moon is in Virgo.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 28th, and the Full Moon will occur on April 6th.
- There are no major retrogrades.
- Mercury enters Taurus today (Mercury is in Taurus from April 3rd to June 11th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou could feel that communications are loaded today, dear Aries, with Mercury, newly in your resources sector, clashing with Pluto. For example, someone could seek a specific answer from you and won’t accept anything else. In truth, they may be looking for validation, not advice. There are better times for healthy, deep conversations, so if you can, you might want to save important topics for later. Still, today’s challenges or conflicts can lead to creative solutions and positive improvements and changes. For now, keep things simple. Observe and wait things out before reaching conclusions. Try not to lose too much time on trivial matters.
TaurusMercury moves into your sign today, dear Taurus, and the cycle ahead is busy, engaged, and clever. However, conversation topics or thoughts can be deeper and more serious today, perhaps moving into frustrating territory. You could fixate on a particular idea or problem as Mercury forms a square to intense Pluto. Worries about impending changes related to your career or reputation, concerns about not being on top of things, or a fear of becoming less relevant or falling behind can create tension. You might also feel pressured to perform. Aim to strengthen areas where you feel the most vulnerable. It’s probably best to watch what you say, particularly professionally or publicly, but avoid dwelling on problem areas. Fortunately, activities can be particularly energizing and productive today.
GeminiMercury moves into your privacy sector today, dear Gemini, where it will transit for longer than usual–until June 11th. It’s a cycle for reassessing matters, tying up loose ends, and putting problem areas to rest. Today, Mercury forms a square to Pluto, and you may be dealing with obstinacy or a tendency for people to take things more personally than usual. You could feel weighed down by a secret you can’t reveal or a sense that you’re out of the loop on a matter. Differences in opinion or lack of understanding can frustrate you. You may feel backed into a corner or forced to make a decision, which only makes you want to dig in your heels harder. The focus can be on a private matter or an unresolved issue from your past, and it can be a real challenge to relax your mind. Do your best to detach yourself from negative thinking and perhaps even use worry to fuel efforts to fix problems.
CancerYou can be excited to help people understand your point of view with Mercury’s new transit of your solar eleventh house, dear Cancer. However, try not to push this too hard today with a Mercury-Pluto square. Your thinking tends to deepen, although it can take a sharp turn, and you should watch that it doesn’t cross into obsessive thinking or excessive worrying. This transit can trigger insecurities or fears, and avoiding defensiveness would be a good choice. Even if it’s only minor adjustments, doing something about problems is how you win today. In fact, feeling uncomfortable or vulnerable can motivate you to strengthen areas of your life, leading to increased confidence.
LeoMercury moves to the top of your solar chart today, dear Leo, where it will transit for ten weeks. While it’s a strong cycle for setting goals, power plays might seem to dominate in your close relationships as Mercury and Pluto form a square today. However, frustrations can fuel the motivation to fix problem and vulnerable areas. Still, conversations can be loaded, or people take things the wrong way. It can be challenging to be objective now but watch for drawing hard and fast conclusions based on today’s perceptions. What seems wrong today may be disproved tomorrow, and disruptions could also lead to breakthroughs. Best yet, you might come to a better understanding of your ambitions in the process.
VirgoA venture, project, person, or idea can demand your full attention today, dear Virgo. This can quickly turn into an obsession with Mercury and Pluto forming a square today, triggering fears and worries. It’s helpful only if you’re focusing on something worthwhile but a time-waster if you’re worrying or otherwise doing yourself damage. While your eye for detail is excellent right now, it may be at the expense of seeing the bigger picture. The facts before you and your intuition may tell you very different stories, which temporarily challenges decision-making. There can be a charged atmosphere, and differences of opinion may seem more serious or critical than usual. A particular line of thought may distract you from your priorities. Try not to put too much stock in whether or not others are catching on to your ideas and beliefs.
LibraIssues of control and self-control can emerge today with Mercury square Pluto, dear Libra. You may be frustrated with a current situation. Ideally, this stirs your ambition to make improvements. However, aim to be discriminating about what you spend your time thinking about. With this transit, letting something go can be harder than usual. If you can channel this intense energy into something constructive, you’ll find you’re more focused than usual. Nevertheless, you may want to unload some mental tension. Watch for a tendency to over-manage results or situations, as this can be unnecessarily draining.
ScorpioWith Mercury and Pluto in a challenging aspect today, dear Scorpio, you might be mulling over issues and reexamining matters. This transit temporarily raises fears and ambitions. Your mind may be going to darker or deeper places than usual, but the process can lead to good ideas about better managing your life. If you find yourself worrying about matters of security and stability, an examination of your fears and deeper needs can help you adapt to changes. It’s best not to allow a disagreement to spoil your mood. It can be a time when others easily touch a nerve with you, but in the process, you might see some of the fears that can interfere with your happiness. Consider whether it’s a buried or hidden aspect of yourself that’s making you most uncomfortable.
SagittariusWith today’s Mercury-Pluto square, dear Sagittarius, the tendency to dwell on things that do you a disservice runs high. You may be feeling under pressure, in general, and it’s likely to be prominent on a mental level. The hidden elements of your life assume added importance today, and it’s important to avoid focusing on one particular train of thought, critique, or situation if it’s consuming too much of your time and energy. Also, try not to take it too personally if people do not see or agree with your point of view for now. A good rule of thumb with this aspect in play is to be gentle with yourself and others, which means being careful with what you reveal or expose. Aim to handle irritability or tension due to the stress of increased demands on you. Obstacles aside, Mercury’s new transit of your solar sixth house, lasting ten weeks, is strong for improving your daily affairs, work, health, and wellness.
CapricornMercury’s move into your solar fifth house today is harmonious, dear Capricorn. Its transit, lasting until June 11th, is excellent for smoother communications and enjoyable mental interests and activities. Today, however, Mercury forms a square to Pluto, and people may be less focused on enjoying conversations and more interested in proving they know more or that their opinions are superior. You might sense there is a price attached to whatever others ask you! It’s best to remember the difference between working on resolving a conflict and dwelling on a problem — there’s a fine line between the two right now. If you focus on what you’re doing and what can be accomplished, this can be a good time for gaining new insight into a matter or furthering a project through research or deeper concentration. You might only need a slight change of pace to feel back on track romantically or emotionally. However, consider that communications are tricky for now.
AquariusResentment or frustration can emerge through communications today, dear Aquarius. With today’s Mercury-Pluto square, minor problems can seem larger than life, as you may give more power to a matter than it deserves. The same old patterns of relating that keep getting you into a frustrated or stagnant position don’t have to repeat, but it takes special effort to break the pattern. You may come across as a know-it-all at the worst possible time now. Choose your battles carefully for the best results today. As well, watch for dwelling on an idea or issue to your detriment. Look for the light at the end of the tunnel, and avoid making decisions until you’ve entertained different perspectives. If you use the mental intensity of the day positively, you can apply yourself to fix a problem, and you might gain new insight into an important matter. If, on the other hand, you find yourself focusing on an unchangeable issue that only serves to frustrate you, do your best to pull your mind out of that spiral.
PiscesWith today’s Mercury-Pluto square, dear Pisces, there can be double meanings in people’s communications, which can be frustrating. Tensions and arguments are possible. Unresolved past issues can re-emerge, distracting you from priorities. They can also lead you to say the wrong things or communicate prematurely or impatiently. Watch for this, as people give more power than usual to words right now. Weeding out information that holds little value can be challenging today but necessary for a sense of peace. Consider that guilt and anxiety can skew thinking. Instead of allowing these things to fester and undermine your happiness, try to pinpoint the source and work on resolving frustrated feelings or resentments. Once the dust settles, you may find that you’ve arrived at a strengthened position, or you’ve come up with some great ideas and plans for improving your life. Your best bet may be to channel intense mental energy into solving a problem that truly needs your attention.
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.