- The Moon is in Taurus.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase until 4:27 PM, after which the Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon (partial Solar Eclipse) occurs today in the sign of Taurus.
- Pluto spends its first full day retrograde this year (Pluto is retrograde from April 29 to October 8).
- Mercury spends its first full day in Gemini (Mercury is in Gemini from April 29-May 22, and later, from June 13-July 5).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesA Solar Eclipse occurs in your solar second house today, dear Aries, prompting new directions with money and things. You could bring your recent ideas and endeavors to life and build or develop these projects. You’re moving towards a more patient and moderate approach to life that truly works for you. It’s a good time to review recent developments. Consider ways to improve your finances and sense of security, as these are strong areas of focus in the coming weeks. If you’ve held on too tightly to a lifestyle or financial habits that haven’t been serving you well, this is a time when you’ll make changes. New beginnings are in order! With Venus and Jupiter coming together around the time of this eclipse, you might free yourself from a burden or unhealthy attachment, or there can be forgiveness and understanding that help you move on and embrace your future. With Jupiter soon entering your sign, now is the time to clear the path for new beginnings. There could be warm feelings about a private issue or a genuine desire to help others. Something could surface that brings joy to your life.
TaurusToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your sign, dear Taurus, and can be a powerful slate cleaner. Something new begins in the period ahead, and it can feel much like a new chapter in your life story. You are ready to kick bad habits, start fresh, and present a more self-assured personality to the world. However, this can emerge from a feeling that you’re not in control or in charge, suggesting it can involve some discomfort. The eclipse receives friendly support, indicating that the efforts you make now lead to successful, rewarding changes. Aim to purge or process and release negative energy before your new beginnings. Going forward, you can find yourself at a turning point or experience a significant shift. This eclipse is part of a series that began last November and ends in October 2023. You’re in the midst of this robust process in which you’re reinventing yourself in a meaningful way and getting in touch with your personal power and independence. You’re changing how you approach the world, and as you do, you’ll find that you attract different experiences and people into your life. This can be a time of social refreshment and detox from pressured situations and goals. You’re feeding your soul and reminding yourself that happiness counts! There can be a tendency to dig in your heels and display your independence now, which may be necessary for personal growth, but you should stay true to yourself in the process. Energies can be low, but will slowly but surely increase. Fortunately, Venus and Jupiter meet in your social sector, stimulating good feelings. You might connect with a spirited person or enjoy sharing good times with others. There could be a new friendship or a love interest through social networking, friends, or a group association.
GeminiA Solar Eclipse occurs today, dear Gemini, encouraging you to look within. Current eclipses pull up important themes around whether you’re attending to a healthy work-rest balance. Hunches are powerful and hard to ignore! You’re not putting everything on hold, but there’s a call to take more time for yourself to recharge. In the period ahead, you’ll have the motivation and energy boost needed to deal with the past or private matters, let go of things you no longer need, and attend to your mental and emotional wellness. It’s a great time to clear the decks. You can be more confident in your path or happier about where you’re heading. Soul-searching is in order! The urge to find emotional peace of mind is marked. You may be feeling like you’ve done the rounds, so to speak, and need more time to yourself, or with yourself! If you’ve been neglecting your psychic, spiritual, and emotional needs, circumstances remind you to pay attention. Fortunately, a Venus-Jupiter alignment occurs today, and it encourages long-term vision and expands feelings and pleasures related to your career or reputation. While this can lead to some excess, it’s a fine time to connect and cooperate if expectations are kept moderate. You can be more confident in your path or happier about where you’re heading. Freeing yourself from problems that have weighed you down can be liberating this week. Making plans and setting goals is exciting now.
CancerWith today’s Solar Eclipse, changes are in the works for your social life, hopes, dreams, or community involvement, dear Cancer. This trend first emerged in November and will continue to develop this year and the next. If you’ve been pursuing a project independently, you might now recognize the need to delegate tasks, collaborate, or start something brand new. With eclipses, sometimes we have to let go of something–and often, this is simply an idea or preconception–before we fully embrace moving on. A fresh start is possible for a friendship or group connection. The people and causes with which you align yourself are evolving in the period ahead. It can also be a time of romantic possibilities with someone offering you an entirely different perspective on life. Stirrings of restlessness can motivate you to improve your life, such as through a new course or adventure. A fun and healthy escape may be in the offing and can be a real refresher. Fortunately, Venus and Jupiter come together today, promoting good feelings and optimism. Of course, this does mean you should watch for overestimating things. You are likely to feel a little bolder about expressing your likes and loves or pursuing your heart’s desire. Changes that put you back into the driver’s seat are imminent.
LeoA Solar Eclipse occurs today, dear Leo, and there can be new responsibilities, recognition, or a new position or project in the coming weeks. You might come into the limelight, or you’ll find others are more likely to notice you for your performance and actions. There can be the need to follow the rules or straighten out an area of your life. Certainly, changes in goals, plans, and priorities could be on the horizon. Drama or commotion can pave the way to new approaches and new beginnings. This eclipse is part of a set that challenges you to pay more attention to balancing your inner and outer worlds. It started in November and will stick with you this year and the next. Right now, the thrust is for better managing your responsibilities to the outside world. Also today, Venus and Jupiter align, and there can be a chance to strengthen a connection. You may find it easier to open up about a passion or about a matter that you’ve been keeping under wraps. It’s a time to accept others’ help, share responsibilities, and combine resources or talents to advance your goals.
VirgoThe Solar Eclipse today energizes your need to branch out, make a mark on the world, and communicate, dear Virgo. You’re likely to enjoy new ideas and experiences as your perspective on your life is evolving. Expanding your reach or audience or exploring different topics can figure strongly in the months ahead. Transportation issues can also be in focus, with new avenues opening up for getting out and about. You are making a break from the past, helping to clear the path for the future. The thing to watch at this time, however, is prematurity. It’s better to observe and intuit in the days following an eclipse and avoid rushing ahead. Another aspect occurring now promotes cooperation: Venus and Jupiter align in your partnership sector. There can be distinct opportunities to win others over or enhance a relationship. There can be mutual benefits through others, whether it’s counseling, business, or romance. This could be a time to attract a pleasant or helpful person into your life or pair up with someone to put a problem behind you. Expressing love, pleasure, warmth, and affection comes more naturally than usual, and you’re likely to find others are receptive and pleased with you now.
LibraThe Solar Eclipse occurring today falls in your sector of intimacy and sharing, dear Libra, and you’re in excellent shape to begin a new plan for personal empowerment. Better habits and routines for emotional health and wellness are on the horizon. It can also be a good time for new financial strategies, taking out loans or consolidating debt, starting a counseling program, or paying special, exclusive attention to a partnership or project — taking a relationship or special project to a new level. This period ahead also favors gaining help from someone, whether it’s emotional or financial support or if it’s about combining talents and resources to further a project, goal, or your work/business. There’s more to a developing story revolving around money, ownership, sharing, and intimacy now. This eclipse can prompt you to take charge of your finances, particularly money shared with others. On another level, this eclipse season can be about boosting your intimate world, whether it’s a relationship with someone or with yourself, as you discover your passions and your deeper desires. Going “all in” with a special project or pursuit can be a satisfying focus now. Also today, a Venus-Jupiter alignment can motivate you to do meaningful work or make your current routines more meaningful. Be on the lookout for opportunities to improve or enjoy your daily life and health routines. There can be compliments or rewards for your skills and efforts.
ScorpioToday’s Solar Eclipse occurs in your opposite sign, dear Scorpio, putting the focus on new beginnings with one-on-one relationships, negotiations, counseling, marriage, or business partnerships. It can be a time to redefine your relationships or needs from others. You may be especially aware of a need to rely upon a person or to team up at this time. It’s also a good time for redirecting more energy into a relationship if it requires extra attention. The months ahead are important for exploring your need for partnership, whether this is about starting a significant relationship, committing to enhancing an existing one, or recognizing changing needs regarding relationships in general. With Venus and Jupiter in alignment today, there can be excellent opportunities for self-expression through your contact with others. You could be expanding your horizons through your pleasures and pastimes. Love can be magical, and your powers of attraction are strong. Your confidence increases, and you could feel exceptionally generous, whether with your heart, time, happiness, or money.
SagittariusToday’s Solar Eclipse can prompt a new beginning with work, habits, health, or routines in the coming weeks and even months, dear Sagittarius, as its range of influence is long. It’s a time for reworking or committing to improved daily routines, work projects, healthy habits, lifestyle changes, or even a new job or line of work for some. Be sure to pace yourself and don’t jump into something without thinking. A new direction will come, and you don’t have to push for it! You have more motivation to take care of business, reorganize, work on new or revived projects, and firm up health and self-care programs. There may be an opportunity to work from home or work on the home that is rewarding. You’re breathing new life into stale routines. Today’s transits are strong for warmth or a feeling of abundance, particularly related to your family, home comforts, or personal life. There can be an opportunity to bring more love, beauty, or harmony to a relationship or your domestic world. You might receive a gift–or give yourself one–that benefits the family or home. It’s a time for emphasizing cooperation, trust, and faith.
CapricornA Solar Eclipse occurs today, ushering in change and new beginnings with how you enjoy and express yourself, dear Capricorn. You might begin anew on creative levels now. You’ll find it natural to pursue heartfelt projects or relationships in the months ahead. You are likely to attract favorable attention from others, especially romantically or creatively speaking. A new hobby or pastime can come into high focus. Romantic inclinations are highlighted, as are any kind of celebratory, playful, and just-for-fun endeavors. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to ideas that keep you from expressing your true self, this is the time to make important changes. Helping you out is a Venus-Jupiter alignment, and sharing ideas can be in pleasant focus. You can enjoy opportunities to expand your knowledge, connections, or mental interests. Good news arrives, and conversations can be fun or heartwarming. You could feel inspired to pursue a line of study or make contact. You might enjoy new or improved means of transportation and communication. Success tends to come through word of mouth or bright ideas right now. Your good cheer and optimism can help strengthen close relationships. Promotion or publicity can be particularly favorable or prosperous.
AquariusToday’s Solar Eclipse encourages improvements to your domestic world that are likely to have long-lasting, positive effects on your life, dear Aquarius. Changes to organizing and enjoying your home or downtime can be in the works. The weeks and even months ahead are excellent for applying yourself to a meaningful project or endeavor. It’s also a good time for laying the foundation for a significant project or business. This eclipse clears the way for new beginnings, and you might decide to let go of a situation that has held you back in order to do so. It’s an excellent time to connect with your feelings and needs. Focusing on your support system and the manner in which you support others is rewarding. There can be some drama on the domestic front, but this ideally leads to a fresh perspective or fresh start. With Venus and Jupiter coming together in your solar second house, you enjoy a special appreciation for recent blessings, and others appreciate your talents. There can be a pleasant feeling of abundance or a stronger drive to enjoy certain freedoms or the fruit of your labor. This planetary combination rewards warmth and good cheer.
PiscesA Solar Eclipse occurs today, dear Pisces. Your mind is curious, excited, and hungry, and opportunities to feed it are likely to pop up when you need them most. Improved connections are in store as transportation and communication channels open up for you in the period ahead, although this can stem from a challenge. It’s time to diversify! The weeks ahead will bring new interests and possibly new connections. It’s a favorable time to learn something new. You can feel more effective at developing mental rapport with others, and if you feel lacking in this area, you’re likely to work hard to improve things. The weeks ahead are excellent for taking care of daily tasks with increased and renewed energy, although you could be feeling overwhelmed initially. A shake-up or some level of drama can occur now that motivates you to let go of outdated conditions, things, and situations, and this clears the way for new beginnings. A Venus-Jupiter alignment in your sign is active today, putting you in excellent shape for personal appeal and charm. Aim to let go of negativity — it’s an ideal time to do so. You would do well to put a past grudge behind you, as this is a good time for generosity. You may be sharing your feelings, happiness, art, talents, and joy, and the tendency is to go big! You’re feeling confident about who you are and about dealing with life.
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.