- The Moon is in Aries until 8:27 AM, after which the Moon is in Taurus.
- A void Moon period occurs from 5:09 AM to 8:27 AM today.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 12th, and the New Moon will occur on the 19th.
- Mercury is no longer retrograde, and it’s in its post-retrograde shadow until May 31st.
- Pluto Rx.
- Jupiter spends its first full day in Taurus (Jupiter is in Taurus from May 16th, 2024, to May 25th, 2024).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesYou can experience some frustration now and this week with a Jupiter-Pluto aspect in play, dear Aries, particularly if differences of opinion and values are weighing on you. Energies are tricky with matters of respect or ownership. You can be highly focused on your social life or activities, but perhaps to the point of obsession. This focus sometimes conflicts with your need to unwind, simplify, and enjoy yourself. You may feel the need to oversee, over-manage, or keep tabs on your networks, but consider whether this is causing you too much tension. Stepping back a little may be appropriate. It’s probably better to accept that your feelings and beliefs will not necessarily harmonize with those of others for now, and then try to work around that idea. It’s also possible that, through intense interactions, you gain the motivation to be your best. With the Moon’s move into the sign just ahead of yours, emotions are more downplayed, boosting your ability to handle practical and logical tasks.
TaurusYour enthusiasm for self-discovery is growing with Jupiter in your sign, dear Taurus, and can be undeniable. But the pressure to succeed or perform your responsibilities to the outside world is enormous. Tension results from the inclination to go hard in both personal and professional areas as Jupiter forms a square to Pluto, influencing today and, more generally, the month. Some paranoia about your position could figure strongly now, and it’s important not to allow it to drive your decisions. The Moon moves into your sign today, and you can be preoccupied with your emotional needs. Emotions you’ve set aside or buried to deal with other issues in your life can rush up to the surface now.
GeminiMuch is going on inside and in your dreaming world, dear Gemini, and hunches are powerful and hard to ignore. Feelings, memories, and strong intuition can totally change your outlook and push you onto an entirely new path with Jupiter now in your solar twelfth house. Right now, however, watch for tension as you feel compelled to go hard on extracurricular activities or learning, but you also have an increased need for rest, relaxation, and detox. Taking on too many activities can be taxing. Overdoing seeking happiness can pull you down. With today’s Moon, you’re inclined to examine the past for answers, but while the tendency today is to do so analytically, you may benefit a lot more if you engage your emotions.
CancerWith Jupiter’s square to Pluto, dear Cancer, you might recognize the need to leave an idea, belief, or even an obsession behind you to grow, improve, and begin fresh. You may need to deal with a fear of commitment or a fear of freedom – both can be issues, and both need managing so that you can live a happier life. There can be concerns about losing something you’ve spent a lot of time and energy building, but also a need to be free of restricting, limiting ties. Ideally, conflicts emerging now light a fire under you regarding taking more control over your life. Today’s energies draw your emotional attention to your social life or happiness goals. The circulation of ideas and the feedback you receive while interacting tend to help jumpstart your own creative process. Even if it’s about going in the opposite direction, it’s still a reaction to something you’re hearing.
LeoYou’re likely to feel much better about yourself if you get what needs to be done out of your way today, dear Leo. Watch for a tendency to overthink your long-term plans and possibly to fret over things that are not under your control. Jupiter’s square to Pluto is complicated as it stirs up ambitions in a pressured way. Refusing to play by the rules in your professional life may be a theme these days, but if you’re genuinely bored with excessive tradition or structure, you might work on breaking free in constructive ways. Look for the means to overhaul an area of your career or relationship, but try not to put excessive pressure on yourself to do it to the point of exhaustion–or at the expense of either life department. Your relationship goals and career or life path goals may not be meshing well just for now, but seeking a compromise can be worthwhile. Consciously aim to tone things down and watch for overreaching now.
VirgoWith a Jupiter-Pluto square, dear Virgo, you can feel great pressure or ambition that leads to over-controlling your work, routine, health, and schedule. While you might be able to tap into this energy and use it for good, you could feel it limits the time and energy you have to explore your extra-curricular activities, which is discouraging. In fact, both areas of life are powerful draws. It would be best if you found a balance so that you can work and get your life into order, including your health, and let go of fears that might prevent you from enjoying more spontaneous activities. Be the one to make necessary changes instead of pushing things to the point that they break. Aim to identify fears holding you back from expanding your reach. The Moon heads into your solar ninth house today, and your attention to your longer-term plans is strong. There can be some clamor or nervousness involved, and it makes sense to watch for overthinking and allow yourself to also tune into what you feel you want to do.
LibraWith the Moon’s move into your solar eighth house today, dear Libra, you can be in a more serious mood. Ideally, you learn a lot about yourself and important people in your life through observation. However, do watch for overthinking to the point that you ignore what you feel about a matter. With Jupiter’s square to Pluto, consider whether you’re holding on too tightly to ideas of yourself or a relationship to your detriment, particularly if it’s blocking you from exploring your options and more fully enjoying yourself. Major shifts in your expectations from, and attitudes toward, romance are occurring, but any obsessiveness in this regard is likely due to fear. You may struggle between wanting more or less from a relationship. There can also be a strong need to release yourself from debts and obligations. Aim to work on moderation in the areas of life where you’re pushing too hard.
ScorpioWith the Moon’s move into your opposite sign today, dear Scorpio, life challenges you to achieve a better balance in your life by looking at things from a different angle. The need for others becomes more apparent. Counseling, advice, or other one-to-one connections can be themes. Still, with a Jupiter-Pluto square exact today, there can be difficulty balancing family and other relationships. You might examine whether your attachment to certain traditions and ways of living could be restricting growth in relationships. It’s a time to listen to your heart and decide what changes are suitable for you. Dealing with fears, purging, and letting go is necessary.
SagittariusWith a Jupiter-Pluto square, dear Sagittarius, events point to the need to let go of some of the excess work or personal interests you’ve taken on. To move forward more authentically, happily, and freely, some projects may need to go, you may need to delegate some of your work, or for the sake of your health and well-being, you need to free yourself of a secret that has been weighing you down. An overly hectic or chaotic schedule may take its toll, and it’s time to assess demanding work, projects, and obsessions to take better care of yourself. Aim to watch for where your need to control or push yourself too hard is bringing you down. Today’s Moon inclines you to want to fix problems. The tendency to overthink is high, but with that under control, you can accomplish much.
CapricornWith a Jupiter-Pluto square, dear Capricorn, consider whether you’re holding on tightly to particular possessions and attitudes to your detriment. Your desire to break free and try new things and ways of expressing yourself is growing, and excessive attachments to methods and things that make you feel secure may hinder this process. There could also be confusion in personal relationships, primarily because, on the one hand, you fear losing someone or a particular way of life. On the other, you want to enjoy some personal freedoms. Something has to give, and dealing with fears and ties seems necessary. The Moon moves into harmony with your sign today, bringing easy energy for emotional and creative expression. If you’re not resisting, you’re in touch with this theme.
AquariusWith the Moon’s move into your solar fourth house, dear Aquarius, you might seek to strengthen your feelings of support and security. This process of striving for a sense of being grounded can happen on both inner and outer levels. With Jupiter now in this area of your chart and a New Moon here in two days, your desire for comfort and domesticity is building. At this time, you might see where unhealthy attachments and attitudes may hinder your chance to move forward and take advantage of opportunities to grow and improve. A Jupiter-Pluto square occurring today influences your month, and it can stir conflicts between domestic demands/needs and personal goals/needs. Coming to a compromise makes sense instead of succumbing to pressures to do it all.
PiscesThere can be a lot on your mind today, dear Pisces, and perhaps too much at times. The Moon’s move into your communications sector increases your desire to learn, share, and connect. A Jupiter-Pluto transit that influences the month is exact today, and your challenge is to re-evaluate your goals and prioritize them. You might learn that freeing yourself from certain burdensome issues or secrets you’ve been keeping to yourself can be liberating, but be selective regarding who you share yourself with. You might also be dealing with insecurities or fears holding you back from saying what you feel and going after what you truly want. These need handling on your mission to express yourself more freely and joyfully.
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.