- The Moon is in Taurus until 8:41 PM, after which the Moon is in Gemini.
- A void Moon period occurs from 12:18 PM to 8:41 PM today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 12:58 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 21st, early in the sign of Aries.
- There are no major retrogrades.
- Mars enters Cancer today (Mars transits Cancer from March 25th to May 20th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesMars heads into your solar fourth house today, dear Aries, after an extended stay in your communications sector. This move can settle your mind and your daily affairs. Until May 20th, you’re taking charge of domestic matters. It can be chaotic or turbulent at times and very productive at other times! You can undoubtedly work this position to your advantage by putting your energy into constructive channels, such as decorating, organizing your home, activities with family, or actively working on problem areas in your personal life. You’re in a more self-protective and protective phase during this transit. Watch for a defensive manner, but aim to enjoy extra time spent improving your home life. Today, a Mars-Pluto aspect can create some tension. Frustration with people who are not behaving as you expected can peak. Resentments and unresolved problems can be at the root of sudden impatience or mood swings. It can take some trial and error before you get to the root of problems, but it can be well worth the effort.
TaurusMars begins its transit of your solar third house today, dear Taurus, and until May 20th, it motivates, energizes, and animates your daily affairs, personal interests, conversations, and connections. You can be excited to learn, connect, and pursue your interests in the weeks ahead. At times, impatient moves or communications can be a problem. Otherwise, it’s an excellent time to get things done–you’ll feel pleasantly engaged. New interests and contacts can be significant. A Mars-Pluto aspect today can complicate getting in touch with what you truly want, but it’s temporary. Concerns about your responsibilities and performance, or perhaps your reputation, can emerge today. If you’ve taken on too much or spread yourself too thin, these worries can reach a peak. Simplify and prioritize for best results.
GeminiMars enters your solar second house today, dear Gemini, after a lengthy stay in your sign. This move takes a lot of pressure off you, and it feels good to settle down. Mars will transit this area of your chart until May 20th, stirring the desire to make your life more comfortable, relaxed, and secure. Still, you may need to stir things up to get more settled! This Mars transit can push you to make more money or resolve a financial or relationship matter, leading to increased comfort and predictability down the road. You’re remarkably resourceful now — making the most of what you have, including both tangible and intangible resources such as money, valuables, know-how, and talents. A Mars-Pluto challenge today can pull up resentments if you feel others are pushing their ideas or lifestyle on you. Pressures to do or learn can be frustrating now. There could also be tensions related to money or energy and resources and where to put them to serve you best. Center yourself and seek to learn more about your actual needs and desires.
CancerMars begins its transit of your sign today, dear Cancer, after an extended stay in your privacy sector. This new transit, lasting until May 20th, brings much energy to your personality and more color to your life. You’ll have plenty of chances to assert yourself and pursue your desires. Mars supplies you with increased personal energy, initiative, and drive. You might watch for overly hasty, impulsive, or impatient behavior. Otherwise, you can use this period to pursue personal goals heartily. If you can keep haste in check, it’s a favorable period for positive and healthy self-focus. Today, a Mars-Pluto challenge can point to an unexpected development that requires an adjustment today. Keep in mind that expansion tends to add stress to your life instead of multiplying joy at the moment, so keep things simple for the best results.
LeoMars begins its transit of your solar twelfth house today, dear Leo, signaling the need for more time for physical and emotional renewal. This transit lasts until May 20th and is important for taking action on long-standing problems, reconsidering or reorganizing projects and pursuits, and seeking more time to rest and heal. Over the coming weeks, you may need more rest than usual and more time to make decisions. You could be working on a plan to eliminate limiting, complicated, or stagnant connections, attitudes, and goals that have clogged up your life. It’s a good period for you to clear up problem areas, but there are better times for new initiatives. Today, there can be a small obstacle to clear as Mars forms a quincunx to Pluto, and a personal problem or relationship challenge can feel a little weightier than usual. It can be frustrating if people are not doing what you expect of them, which is very likely the case today. However, there aren’t necessarily answers now, so aim to give it some thought. When thinking turns into dwelling, catch yourself and redirect your energies into productive channels.
VirgoMars begins its transit of your solar eleventh house, dear Virgo, after an extended stay in your career and reputation sector. This move takes off the pressure to perform, and it feels great. Your social life is likely to animate, or your pursuit of happiness goals speeds up in this new cycle that lasts until May 20th. The prospect of new ventures can inspire you. While conflict or discord with friends or associates may surface, these likely come from long-standing problems that are overdue for some attention. Energy levels improve with increased confidence in your ability to make things happen. You might come up with some attractive plans for your future, and this process can be gratifying if not exciting. Today, a Mars-Pluto tense aspect can confuse desires and make it difficult to unwind. Pressure to get things done can overwhelm you temporarily. Watch for extravagance and possibly speaking too soon about a matter today, and you’ll enjoy it more.
LibraMars heads into your career and reputation sector today, dear Libra, where it will transit until May 20th. This is one of the more ambitious transits. You’re more inclined to want to have things running your way! This Mars transit can bring new energy and motivation to your professional life, but it can also sometimes stimulate conflict with others who want to take the lead. To avoid this, you should watch for an argumentative or defensive manner. On the other hand, if there is a real need to clear the air, you may have more reason to do so now. This transit stirs your desire to be recognized for your accomplishments or to pursue your goals more directly. Because you are more inclined to take shortcuts during this transit, there can be some mistakes to contend with, but with patience, this can be a strong time for really getting things done. Today, your needs, wants, and desires can be complicated, with the possibility of so many distractions and diversions that it’s difficult to understand what you want. Some fears of pursuing your desires or expressing yourself creatively may delay your plans. Ambitions are strong, but confidence is up and down. If so, try to take it in stride because it’s temporary and helps you pace yourself.
ScorpioMars moves into your sector of spirit and adventure today, dear Scorpio, after an extended stay in your undercover solar eighth house. This is a nice energy boost for you–you’re turning a corner with energy and confidence. Until May 20th, you’re especially enthusiastic and bolder than usual. You may experience restlessness and hunger for adventure as you seek more life experiences or exciting, non-routine activities. At the same time, your appetite for learning can expand. With a Mars-Pluto challenge today, sticking around home and family can be a compulsion, but it can prevent you from growing and thriving, so consider dividing your time. Pull yourself away from areas where you’re feeling overly attached or stressed. Do your best to avoid obsessing over things that you have no power to change for best results.
SagittariusMars begins its transit of your solar eighth house today, dear Sagittarius, and will energize and animate this sector of your chart until May 20th. This transit brings increased energy, desire, and fire to intimate matters, sometimes producing very favorable intense feelings and other times stimulating conflict. It can be an opportunity to direct more energy into a pet project or exciting personal pursuit. Shared resources, money, boundaries, and power dynamics are in stronger focus during this cycle. These matters are inflamed and animated in the weeks ahead. Strife can occur with a partner about finances or other tricky topics during this cycle, but this can serve up the chance to truly clear the air. You could put more energy into self-understanding, research, investigation, or self-improvement efforts in the weeks ahead. You are more interested in making personal changes now, and conflicts may push you in this direction. Mars and Pluto form an awkward relationship today, however, and you may feel a little divided or out of sorts temporarily. Do your best to avoid reading too much into what others are saying and doing, as dwelling on problem areas is a real tendency but doesn’t do you any good.
CapricornMars moves into your partnership sector for a visit until May 20th, dear Capricorn. This transit can bring all lingering, hidden, or just-under-the-surface problems to your attention! Relationship issues, grievances, and annoyances are bound to surface, demanding attention. Positively, you can experience a livelier, more passionate time in your relationships. With self-honesty and effort, this can be a vital and rewarding period for bringing fresh energy into a relationship. Mars has spent an unusual length of time in your work and health sector, and its move out of that area of your solar chart can take some pressure off your daily life. A Mars-Pluto aspect today points to a tendency to dwell on problems, however, and issues of control or power can surface in close relationships. Find ways to loosen up and relax so that you can enjoy the new energy and enthusiasm that’s now building in your life.
AquariusMars begins its transit of your solar sixth house today, dear Aquarius, bringing energy, animation, and motivation to your pursuit of health or work. You’ll find it hard to tolerate inactivity or waste in your daily routines, habits, self-care programs, or your job in the weeks ahead! There can be some conflicts related to independence and speed with co-workers or with those with whom you share your daily activities. However, it may be just what you need to clear the air, and problem-solving can be productive now. This transit will last until May 20th, and if you’ve been wanting to pursue better routines and programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action. While it’s not the best cycle for expressing your desires naturally and confidently, it’s a good time for finding the motivation to work hard at projects that have been on the back burner, and/or to get moving on a health or self-care program. Today holds some awkward energy, however, that points to the need to slow down or make adjustments. Recent imbalances in your life are spilling over, and it’s hard to know where to direct your energy productively temporarily. Most important for you is to control stress by identifying what makes you feel off your game and taking steps to remedy the situation. Go easy on yourself now, particularly by avoiding overextending yourself.
PiscesMars moves into your sector of play, entertainment, romance, and creativity today, dear Pisces, where it will transit until May 20th. This cycle comes after an extended stay in challenging aspect to your sign, and it can be a nice release. Mars brings a competitive spirit to your creative projects, relationships, and leisure time. You are more enthusiastic and confident about your goals. You may be putting a more creative spin on your work and projects, but you could find tedious work all the more difficult! You are ready to take some personal risks in your social life but could be impatient with others who may not be moving at the same speed. Today, watch for the tendency for moodiness if things aren’t going exactly to script. The day’s energies are complicated but ultimately can get you closer to your heart.
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.