- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- There is no void Moon period 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 tomorrow.
- 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 may struggle to get your head and heart to agree today, dear Aries, with the Moon in a challenging aspect to retrograde Mercury, but you can do some detoxing now. While it may not be an ideal day for important decision-making, it’s a fine time for feeling some growing excitement about your projects and learning. The path to fulfillment right now is taking care of the practical aspects and details of your life. Focusing on your foundations can bring great rewards now. So can finding ways to simplify your life and narrow your focus. It’s easier than usual to identify your practical priorities. Valuable connections may be made that help further financial, security, and domestic goals.
TaurusThe Moon is at the top of your solar chart today, dear Taurus, and your mind is very often on your goals, responsibilities, and performance. Watch for being premature with decision-making or speaking up about a matter and instead draw upon patience. Try not to succumb to pressure to put something behind you before you’re ready to do so. Fortunately, the day is good for making valuable connections. Communications, particularly those that serve a distinct purpose, can improve considerably later today and into tomorrow. You might also enjoy helping someone grow, improve, or expand their options.
GeminiYou seek inspiration today, dear Gemini, and perhaps a happy escape from ordinary, dull, or routine elements of your life. However, you could feel a little weighed down by a problem or a lot to think about early in the day. You may not be able to give yourself wholeheartedly to an activity without becoming lost in thought. Later today, however, it’s far easier to concentrate and focus. The power of the present and living in the moment becomes evident. Still, the day’s energies remind you of the importance of applying useful spiritual principles in your life. You grow when you put your faith in the positive qualities of others.
CancerYou may prefer to do more observing than doing today, dear Cancer. It’s a time to strategize and plan. Watch today for hasty decisions about a friendship if you’ve left something unresolved. You may be putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. Or, conversations can be strained or loaded. You tend to live inside yourself today, and while your observation skills are above par, there is a slight tendency to read too much into situations in which you are personally involved. However, it’s a generally good time to collaborate on plans and projects. You can feel lucky in love or friendship, misunderstandings aside. Something reminds you of the incredible benefits of working for the good of the whole today. Welcoming new methods makes sense now.
LeoWith your special focus on your relationships today, dear Leo, much rides on whether you’re in the right place with someone close to you. There can be some feelings of deflation if you do not see eye to eye with someone on a matter close to your heart. Keep in mind that others’ feedback can benefit you in spots, whether you agree with it or not since it can jumpstart your own thinking one way or another. A different perspective helps you understand yourself and your life a little better. Fortunately, the day advances with more focus and determination. You’re also learning valuable lessons about challenging yourself these days, and you might reap some of the benefits of taking on more responsibility now. Building your self-esteem comes through facing reality, taking on challenges, and applying yourself with more discipline. You might make helpful connections with people who encourage you to see your next step or direction.
VirgoYour work and routines are a stronger focus today, dear Virgo. Pressures to make quick decisions early today are likely without basis, and if you haven’t done the research, it may be best to wait it out. It’s best not to get too worked up about differences of opinion or missed directions. Your concentration strengthens as the day advances and your ruler, Mercury, heads toward a harmonious aspect with practical Saturn. You’re inclined to want to sort things out. Making lists, plans, and designs can figure strongly. You might also enjoy enlightening and refreshing thoughts, studies, and activities, and there can be valuable connections made with friends, associates, teachers, guides, or counselors. Ideas shared with friends or in group settings can be uniquely healing and helpful right now.
LibraYou’re drawn to leisure activities or entertainment today, dear Libra. Still, shaking off more serious or pensive thoughts today can be challenging. While part of you wants to keep things light, another part can’t seem to ignore–or escape– problems. With divided feelings, it’s better to ride things out rather than push projects or decisions. Fortunately, focusing comes most naturally as the day advances. As well, you might enjoy a boost to your reputation or bond with someone who shares similar goals and visions. You’re getting a sense of what you want to achieve in the larger scheme of things. There can be good connections made that help you to gain support, financial or otherwise, or useful psychological resources and strategies.
ScorpioYou have a stronger sense of family today, dear Scorpio, or the appeal of safety and comfort is stronger than usual. While you gravitate to simple, familiar faces and spaces, there can be pressure to make quick decisions or speak up about a matter too soon early today. People in your life may be confusing, or conversations leave something misunderstood. Try not to let diverging needs put a damper on your day. The day advances with more structure and definition. Pulling some of the pressure or attention away from yourself can be very appropriate and favorable for you now. Energies are good for making connections that can further personal growth or help you advance your studies and broaden your horizons.
SagittariusStaying busy and mentally stimulated tends to satisfy you most today, dear Sagittarius. While variety is appealing, watch for taking on too much or for information overload, which can play with your nerves and lead to poor decisions. Even if you fight it, you can have much on your mind, whether in the form of pending decisions or food for thought. You may be dwelling on an unresolved matter from the past. Fortunately, it’s easier to focus on what matters as the day advances. You’re also in good shape for research, observation, and new insight into yourself or a relationship. Throwing yourself into a project or mystery to solve is especially appealing. Pooling resources with someone or otherwise managing money can be in focus and positive.
CapricornToday’s Moon puts the focus on your needs and wants, dear Capricorn, encouraging you to enjoy or build upon what you already have rather than push new ideas or projects. While you prefer to stick with familiar, comfortable activities, people, and situations today, another part of you wants more interaction. Watch for speaking too soon or too offhand about a topic early today. While the day features some divided feelings or focuses, by the end of it, you can be in a wonderfully realistic mindset. Details that eluded you earlier or in the past can come together now, and memories are incredibly accessible. Romantic and creative connections can contribute to your growth and sense of fulfillment.
AquariusYour emotional needs are in strong focus today, dear Aquarius. Although these needs seem urgent, it’s better to spend some time with them and get to know yourself better in the process. You might feel some pressure to make a decision early today, but this, too, requires some patience, as you don’t yet have all the information you need. As the day advances, it comes more naturally to specialize, focus, and handle one thing at a time rather than scatter your energies. This mindset can help you alleviate stress at the least, or it can help you solve a problem. You’re also in an excellent position to make a valuable connection. The revival of an old interest is possible now.
PiscesThe Moon spends the day in your solar twelfth house, dear Pisces, and you may be taking a time-out from demanding situations. There can be special attention to the past and what you may have left unfinished or unresolved. While it can be challenging to get the rest or detox you need at times today, aim to tune out some distractions. When you emerge from your quiet interlude, you’ll be in a better position to understand your needs. Later today, useful conversations can figure strongly. A thorough approach works best with current transits. Someone or new information can help direct you or contribute to your projects or skills. Studies, commuting, creative pursuits, romance, and learning are in favor.
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.