- The Moon is in Capricorn until 10:05 PM, after which the Moon is in Aquarius.
- A void Moon period occurs from 7:52 PM to 10:05 PM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 5th in Scorpio, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on the 12th.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 21st to May 14th).
- Pluto Rx.
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou’re in a productive, goal-oriented frame of mind today, dear Aries. You have a greater feeling of well-being when you prioritize your tasks and think of where you want to head. A Moon-Mars opposition may trigger frustrations that have been working under the surface of things. Ideally, this transit prompts you to deal with a problem area, but watch for doing so impatiently. Your desire to solve problems and get work done or tackle your projects is strong, but the social side of things can distract you later today. There is an element of randomness or interruption to the latter day, and you may be tempted to follow a whim. Aim to clear out psychic junk and get in better touch with changes you need to make so that you can take charge of improvements.
TaurusThe Moon mostly encourages your lighter, spontaneous side today, dear Taurus, although later today, your responsibilities or goals are strong on your mind. A Moon-Mars opposition can find you getting worked up with a tense environment, so aim to focus and center yourself as much as possible. Turn any competition you might deal with today into fuel for your motivation to make positive improvements. With a Venus-Uranus minor challenge coming into play later today, you can be a little high-strung. Others’ unreliability may impact you, or someone could be vying for your attention in a disruptive manner. People can grate on your nerves, and your impatience doesn’t help. There is a tendency to stir up some trouble or to act on a whim, but choose not to let inner restlessness set you back. It’s best to aim for self-understanding so that you can get to the root of problems rather than use a band-aid fix.
GeminiYou’re observant and looking for the hidden meaning today, dear Gemini, and you tend to crave a deeper approach or a feeling of connection. A passing whim can grab hold of you, however, or you could find yourself spinning your wheels. In truth, the tension created now can spur you on and motivate you. For example, you might use this frustration to resolve an emotional or private matter. Still, there’s some tendency to nurse restlessness or a discontented frame of mind later today. Fickleness can take hold, and you could put a lot of energy into getting what you want but not really appreciate it once you have it! This can be a sign that you need a change of pace.
CancerYou’re giving special attention to the needs or agendas of others today, dear Cancer, although it’s not always easy to find a balance. Mars continues to transit your sign, encouraging your independent, pioneering side, but today’s Moon stimulates a strong need for companionship. It’s all too easy to feel defensive. Consider whether your interactions are indirectly showing you a side of yourself or your unmet needs. Emotions may leave you feeling stuck in a state of frustration or discontent at times today, but with a patient approach, you’ll learn more about your desires and attachments. There can be surprises in your relationships or social life, but try to stay centered and calm rather than focus on being interrupted if there are changes in plans. Throwing yourself into an enjoyable pursuit can be rewarding. In fact, you can be highly inspired and creative.
LeoYou’re more invested in your daily affairs today, dear Leo, and the desire to be useful often dominates. While getting things straightened out can be satisfying, there can be some pressure or tension involved that could ultimately detract from productivity. The things you haven’t done or unsettled matters can interfere with your progress. You don’t have to ignore your motivation to set things right, but it’s a good idea to pace yourself. Feeling overwhelmed tends to keep you in limbo, so aim to focus on one thing at a time. Ideally, feelings of discontent or discomfort push you to make much-needed adjustments and changes. You might come to a better understanding of your ambitions.
VirgoExpressing and sharing yourself can be strong draws today, dear Virgo. Sensitivity on a social level can lead to quick reactions in the first half of the day, which can heat things up. Getting things out into the open can be purging, but a Moon-Mars opposition can produce impatient or sloppy approaches, and you might decide that waiting to address issues is for the best. You may need to rely on others who are not necessarily seeing eye to eye with you. There can be some unrest or conflicted feelings about a friendship later today. It’s not the best time for follow-through. Ideally, your interactions help uncover hidden desires, as anger can sometimes be a mask. Later today, your desire to work, perform, serve, and otherwise make yourself useful is stirring.
LibraBringing order or harmony to your home and personal life can be in focus today, dear Libra. It might not be easy getting over frustrations, but allowing them to motivate you to make changes or put an irritating situation behind you can be productive. While clearing the air may seem to be what you need, there’s a tendency to be too defensive to make healthy progress, so waiting it out may be best. You could feel unsettled about a relationship or work issue, or you’re distracted from your work as you worry about a relationship. Try to focus on something both enjoyable and productive to take your mind off the negative thought patterns. While you may think that you need to keep busy or put everything into whatever you’re doing to enjoy yourself, you also need to unwind from time to time. Consider ways to do so now.
ScorpioIt may not be straightforward to attend to all your needs and desires today, dear Scorpio, which can point to some restlessness. Consider that rushing through your tasks is more likely to lead to mistakes and disagreements with today’s Moon-Mars opposition influencing the first half of the day. It makes sense to get in better touch with your true desires before taking action. Fickleness in others can be another issue you’re facing today. Aim to focus on the positive and avoid dwelling on things that make you tense. Once you do, you can feel motivated to do things you’ve put to the side or let slide. You might gain an advantage or feel more empowered about a home or financial situation.
SagittariusYour needs for comfort and consistency are more pronounced today, dear Sagittarius. Even so, tensions can build regarding boundaries, money, power dynamics, or respect. Attractions can be compelling, but you can also feel dissatisfied if you sense you’re out of balance. It’s best to avoid impulsive moves until you better understand your needs. People may not be as reliable as you’d like, but this can be about scattered energies and not something to take personally. If you can center yourself, it can be an excellent time for pouring energy into constructive projects and varying your routine in ways that refresh you emotionally.
CapricornThere can be some mixed signals today, dear Capricorn, but they’re likely to be minor. Nevertheless, communications are tricky. Restlessness can lead to unusual whims or desires, but your heart may not be fully into it. You might only need a change of pace. Differences and problem areas are in stronger focus, and it may not be easy to see around them temporarily. You may need to get something off your chest. You are inclined to go your own way, but you also seek acknowledgment from others, which is complicated. Keep the status quo if possible now. Watch for an attraction to a big purchase or commitment that eventually would interfere with your freedom.
AquariusYou tend to take a step back from the usual activity for much of the day, dear Aquarius, and it’s best to aim for balance. You can feel torn with the Moon’s opposition to Mars influencing the first half of today, but getting in touch with actual needs and wants should probably be a priority. Remind yourself that you need some breathing room. You could find it hard to satisfy an itch, largely because you’re unsure where it comes from! Consider that even a small change in your routine can be pleasant, helping redirect you. Look for things to update, but keep things simple instead of taking on too much for best results today.
PiscesYou’re likely better off letting things unfold naturally rather than making drastic or bold moves today, dear Pisces. Initial perceptions need a second look. While you naturally seek some relaxed and easygoing activities today, you could encounter resistance. There can be some unrest, and it would be wise to sort out frustrations. Part of you wants to do something independently and another wants others to be involved. Look for ways to deal with making constructive changes rather than random ones for the very best results, aiming to learn from the triggers occurring now.
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.