- The Moon is in Virgo.
- A void Moon period begins today at 7:52 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase until 7:00 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 27th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 21st to May 14th).
- Pluto stations and turns retrograde today (Pluto is retrograde from May 1st to October 10th).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesPluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Aries, and some of your long-term goals are up for revision over the coming months. Plans, obligations, and concerns regarding your social life, friendships, or happiness goals may have heavy energy hanging over them now during the shift. Still, things not only even out but begin to feel less pressured going forward. Giving special attention to your emotions and exercising patience can help you navigate this shift. This retrograde period lasts until October 10th, and it’s powerful for taking a step back and examining your fears, resentments, and possible self-destructive tendencies so that you’re not living on autopilot. It’s a vital time for healing. While this cycle begins in your social sector, Pluto will return to your career and reputation sector in June, and you’ll do some more work on addressing your fears and concerns about your life path and responsibilities.
TaurusThe coming months are excellent for reworking career and planning initiatives, educational pursuits, doing the research and legwork, and refining projects, dear Taurus. Pluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, and some of your long-term career goals may be up for review until June. This retrograde cycle lasts until October 10th, but it divides its time between your career and reputation sector (until June 11th) and your sector of spirit, higher education, and publishing. Facing up to truths about the past and a closer look at career, life path, beliefs, worldview, and relationship matters can be part of the picture. While pressures and fears can magnify this week, the retrograde cycle itself helps you detach and observe, giving you a clearer perspective. You’re more able to see areas where you’ve been over-attached, worried, obsessed, or a bit paranoid. You’re looking at problems in a new way today with the Sun and retrograde Mercury coming together in your sign. You’ll surely arrive at interesting conclusions and insights as you take stock of recent events and draw upon the past for ideas.
GeminiPluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, and studies, financial affairs, debts, or intimacy may require more thought or strategy in the coming months, dear Gemini. It’s an excellent period for backing off a situation just a little so you can gain perspective and see where you’ve been too attached, controlling, or tense. You could reflect more on your personal belief systems or general outlook regarding your future while Pluto is retrograde in your spirit sector until June 11th. You may be reassessing, observing, and gaining a new vision of a publishing project, educational path, or belief system. From June 11th to October 10th, Pluto spends its retrograde in your intimacy sector, and a reassessment of your attachments and dependencies can be in focus. Today, energies can feel a little heavy as the shift occurs. However, there can be meaningful new insights into your innermost feelings, the past, or a long-term problem as the Sun and retrograde Mercury align in your solar twelfth house.
CancerPluto turns retrograde today, dear Cancer, and until October 10th, you benefit from a review or reassessment of debts, dependencies, partnerships, and intimate relationships. If the give-and-take or trust in a key relationship has fallen out of balance, you’ll feel it more intensely now. Romantic relationships or recreation and creativity, especially related to issues of control or fear, can also come into sharper focus with this shift. As the retrograde progresses, you might find that you’re detaching just enough to make improvements. The station occurring today can magnify problem areas, but the retrograde cycle itself is far more natural and comfortable. Note that Pluto is retrograde in your intimacy sector until June 11th, when it returns to your partnership sector for you to do more work on relationship needs. Today, aim to channel excess energies into personal interests. The Sun and retrograde Mercury meet in your sector of social connections, dreams, and hopes. As a result, critical thinking, news, or conversations can give you new insight into recent events, decisions, or problems, and these are illuminating today and tomorrow.
LeoPluto stations and turns retrograde today, dear Leo. While the shift today can feel a bit heavy and problem areas can magnify, the cycle itself helps ease some pressure. The retrograde cycle lasts until October 10th, and Pluto divides its time between your partnership sector and your solar house of routines, work, and health. As such, the areas most affected for you are one-on-one relationships, your day job or chores, and health and wellness. Pluto is the natural ruler of your solar fourth house, such that home and family matters are also impacted. This retrograde can prompt the need to review your feelings. There is a tendency to cling to old patterns or examine the past instead of braving new territory. Aim to detach yourself at least somewhat from matters to gain a clearer, more objective perspective. This process helps you identify areas where you’ve been pushing too hard or where you’ve been too attached for your own good. You’re in a good position to review recent ideas, projects, or decisions today and tomorrow, particularly about business or the longer-term, bigger items.
VirgoPluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Virgo, and problem areas can magnify with the shift, likely related to work, routines, communications, and health. As you grow accustomed to this energy, you’re in a brilliant position to review and reassess these matters as you gain perspective. You might more clearly see where you’ve been over-attached or where you’ve put too much pressure on yourself along these lines. You take on a more detached, observational role in these areas of life until June 11th, when retrograde Pluto dips back into your sector of creativity, romance, and recreation. The retrograde continues in that area of your solar chart until October 10th, and you’ll do some more work on fears or concerns in these areas. Also today, you have the chance to see things in new ways with the Sun and retrograde Mercury aligning in your spirit sector.
LibraPluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Libra. With the shift today, there can be a temporary magnification of problems, complications, and fears related to those areas of your chart strongly influenced by Pluto: romance, creativity, recreation, finances, and security. Pressures will subside going forward, and in fact, you’ll get to the point where you’re significantly detached enough to gain a better perspective on these things. This way, you can more clearly see where fear and over-attachment may have worked against you. This powerful period for self-knowledge continues until October 10th. However, retrograde Pluto will return your sector of home and family on June 11th, and you’ll work on these matters for the remainder of the retrograde. Also today, new insight into an old relationship or your own psyche can be helpful and enlightening.
ScorpioPluto begins its retrograde cycle today, dear Scorpio, and will remain retrograde until October 10th this year. This cycle positions you well to review, reassess, and gain a new perspective about areas of your chart strongly influenced by Pluto: your personal goals, security, comfort, family, communications, transportation, connecting, and home or domestic life. Some related plans may need adjustment, but you might find it easier to detach from some pressures and fears in these areas. However, as the shift occurs today, you may feel these pressures more intensely. Keep in mind that you’ll find this process far more comfortable as you grow more accustomed to this energy. This retrograde occurs in your home and family sector until June 11th, when it returns to your communication sector. You’re likely to see new layers of a situation today and tomorrow with the Sun and Mercury in alignment, and illumination about a relationship matter can be most significant.
SagittariusPluto begins its retrograde cycle today, dear Sagittarius, which lasts over five months, putting you in a more reflective frame of mind. It’s a great time for searching deep within for answers. Looking to the past is a necessary process to help you see what things in your life need to change. It’s also a time to take a break from pushing yourself too hard mentally. Some projects may stall or need editing, adjustments, and refinements. The shift happening today can act to magnify fears and problem areas. Still, as you adjust to this shift, you’ll find this cycle to be quite valuable for self-understanding. Pluto begins its retrograde in your communications sector, and your connections and transportation matters are the focus until June 11th. From June to October 10th, however, Pluto is retrograde in your resources sector, and a review of money and attachment to things can be in order.
CapricornPluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Capricorn. This change of direction prompts you to review your financial affairs, attitude towards money and things, what and who you value, and self-worth. While fears or worries related to money and security can magnify as this shift happens, the retrograde cycle itself, lasting until October 10th, helps you gain perspective. With less pressure on you to control or micromanage your practical affairs, your choices and decisions improve. Even so, it’s important not to push matters that need to evolve in their own due time. While Pluto is retrograde in your resources sector until June 11th, it then dips back into your sign for the remainder of its retrograde cycle and beyond! Also today, reviewing old ideas can lead to new methods that can be very important in the months to come.
AquariusPluto begins its yearly retrograde cycle today, dear Aquarius, affecting you a little more than others because Pluto is in your sign. As the shift occurs now, there can be some magnification of unresolved matters, fears, or compulsions. However, once you get beyond the shift, the retrograde cycle itself is excellent for detaching yourself from these things enough to see where you may have been overly worried or obsessing. You’re in a fine position to review and reassess your approach to self-starts, new beginnings, career matters, and responsibilities. If you’ve been over-controlling, you recognize this now and want to take some of the pressure off. While Pluto’s retrograde lasts until October 10th, Pluto moves out of your sign and backs into your privacy sector on June 11th. Also today, with the Sun and retrograde Mercury coming together in your solar fourth house, you tend to want to make sense of matters from the past, and it’s a good time to do so.
PiscesPluto begins its yearly retrograde today, dear Pisces. With the shift happening now, you might experience some intensifying fears, worries, or frustrations. However, these things should settle down shortly. The retrograde lasts until October 10th, and it helps you observe and understand your attachments and fears. You may not have noticed how concerns, guilt, and control issues have worked against you. Now that you’re making these associations, it’s easier to work on healing and resolving problems. This Pluto retrograde cycle lasts for over five months, and today until June 11th, it happens in your privacy sector, after which time it moves back into your social sector. It’s a powerful time for review and observation. Today, you might revive an old interest or view a current one in a new light as the Sun aligns with retrograde Mercury.
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.