- The Moon is in Virgo.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 27th.
- 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 fall naturally into a productive rhythm today, dear Aries. Even though it’s not the best time for clarity, particularly regarding finances or personal boundaries, you have the patience to take things one step at a time. Later today, there can be a lot of talk about something that you either know isn’t true or don’t care about. Your best bet may be to tune out distractions and focus on what you must do. It’s not ideal energy for buying, sharing a secret, or something that requires a realistic judgment call. It is strong for imaginative activities and dreaming up plans where the details can be filled in later.
TaurusToday’s transits are good for idea generating, dear Taurus, but you might want to take note of your new ideas rather than put them in action just yet. Through your interactions today, you could arrive at an appreciation of someone’s points of view. Transits today suggest you need some refreshment on both mental and emotional levels. Later today, there may be some disconnects due to crossed wires. People may not be making the extra effort to understand one another now, and it makes sense to tune out distractions as well as possible. It’s not an ideal time for attention to detail or a high energy supply, but it’s just fine for imaginative activities.
GeminiYour need for security and comfort is pronounced today, dear Gemini, with the Moon in your sector of home and family all day. The Moon harmonizes with the Sun and Mercury, and it can be an excellent time for emotional renewal or moments spent with memories. You’re more inclined to look within or to your support system for what you need today. You’re in the mood to get comfortable and can be quite sentimental. However, not all communications get through exactly as intended, and as the day advances, you can be all too easy to distract. Watch for fuzzy thinking and absent-mindedness, and use your time for imaginative pursuits. Taking a relaxed, creative approach can be worthwhile.
CancerToday’s transits help you build emotional rapport with others and enthusiasm for your ideas and projects, dear Cancer. You can find many channels for expressing yourself. You might bridge gaps with others through thoughtful gestures that tell people they mean something to you. It’s not the best time for seeing things clearly, especially later today, but it’s strong for charitable acts (helping others seems to come naturally to you today), imagination, and connecting with people on non-verbal levels. You’re well-positioned to clear up old projects, although the Moon in your communications sector can have you on the go.
LeoToday’s focus is largely on what you can do, and activities that allow you to build or support your goals are most satisfying right now, dear Leo. While it’s not an ideal time for clarity, in general, the first part of today can encourage you to pace yourself, even without a clear direction. As the day advances, you’re more sensitive to issues brewing around you. There can be some difficulties getting to any solid conclusions. It may take longer to arrive at an answer, but the results will be so much better with subtlety right now. It can be difficult to really focus as your mind can take you on different tangents.
VirgoThe Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Virgo, stirring a pleasant, fresh outlook. You are a little braver than usual, particularly for expressing your feelings or opinions and believing in someone or something. Not everything is clear, but personal enjoyment should be straightforward. It may be best to break out of your usual ways of thinking and entertain possibilities, but it’s not an ideal time for banking on them. Especially as the day advances, watch for mixed messages or even underhanded activity around you, as signals can get confused. You are especially sensitive to others’ affairs and moods. You may need to tune some things out to take better care of yourself. Sometimes taking in too much information can leave you feeling insecure and unbalanced, and today could very well go that way. Look to the bigger picture for comfort now.
LibraYour attention turns to loose ends or past matters today, dear Libra, with the Moon in your solar twelfth house. It can be a great day to look back on recent events and discover different ways to approach areas of your life that have lost appeal or no longer serve a good purpose. Getting extra time to yourself can be helpful. Practical matters may not be exceptionally straightforward, especially as the day advances. Consider that misunderstandings can lead to interesting and creative ways of relating, but for the best results, avoid putting something in stone for the time being.
ScorpioEnergies today are best for smooth, flowing actions, dear Scorpio. Resolving to let go of expectations and enjoy the moment makes sense. The Moon is in your friendship sector all day, encouraging you to seek out like-minded people. People find you appealing, more than usual, but it’s a good idea not to overplay your hand. With Mercury retrograde, it’s a generally good time to rethink problem areas, particularly relationship-related. As today advances, aim to be more vigilant than usual with communications, which can be misunderstood. It can be hard to distinguish between your own needs and those of a significant person in your life right now, as you may be taking on others’ wants and needs and telling yourself that their needs are yours!
SagittariusThe Moon is in your solar sector of reputation, status, and career all day, dear Sagittarius, and there can be a smooth flow to your work and connections. Foggy thinking can be an issue, especially as the day advances, but you can manage to get your message across regardless. You might make some interesting connections as you pursue your goals. You can benefit from looking to the past, as you may reawaken a worthwhile pursuit. However, it’s better to tie up loose ends than to make any new long-term commitments or agreements today. If you’re aiming to get organized or to get a lot done, it can be frustrating only because, temporarily, transits favor freeform and imaginative activities, not orderly, practical ones.
CapricornYou’re tapping into your spirited side today, dear Capricorn, with the Moon in your solar ninth house all day. Playing with ideas and exploring plans can be satisfying. Even if matters of the heart or financial affairs are up in the air, you’re coming to new perspectives to help round out decision-making in the coming weeks. Aim to enjoy exploring your options for best results. Especially as the day advances, it’s a better time for visualizing what you’d like to do with your life, but there are better times for finalizing agreements. You might come up with creative ways of achieving your goals, possibly prompted by an event in which you feel undermined or undervalued. However, it’s better to keep your plans in your head for the time being, as there is some level of mental fog temporarily.
AquariusWhile there’s a retiring quality to your nature today, you can be quite busy and engaged, dear Aquarius. You’re inclined to review recent events and conversations and consider ways to improve the ways you communicate. As you understand your inner workings better, decision-making in the future will be more well-rounded. Later today, there can be some mental laziness that may actually be about a need to tune out distractions. Do watch for missed steps or the need to do something over again. You’re disinclined to put yourself out or challenge yourself, which can be okay occasionally. However, it’s best to avoid careless communications or appeasing others in ways that might come back to haunt you later.
PiscesWith today’s transits, the focus is on others, your relationships, and negotiating or accommodating, dear Pisces. Others support you, and you are ready to return the favor. Nevertheless, confusing elements in communications can figure strongly as the day advances. Staying mentally present can be difficult, and the desire to escape is strong. Misunderstandings can be an issue, and there’s a tendency to be distracted and to misread some situations. However, the day also holds the potential for pleasant musings, memories, and fresh perspectives on past matters.
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.