- The Moon is in Libra all day.
- There is no void Moon period today.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 27th, and the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will occur on the 5th.
- 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:
AriesWatch for a defensive attitude today, dear Aries, as this can needlessly provoke conflict. Today’s energies can be up and down as there can be frustrating energy with Mars in conflict with Saturn and the Moon. Mars is currently in your sector of home and heart, and what you do with the extra power available to you will determine whether this is merely a period in which you work more heartily on home projects and are more actively involved with family or if challenges and conflicts ensue on the home front. Of course, it can be a bit of both at times! Pushing something seems to be blocked today. Practical affairs and realities have a way of emerging just when you think you’re going forward, and your progress seems to halt. Try to think of reality checks as necessary since, down the road, you’ll be thankful for them. Plus, if you pursue something too hotly when your heart isn’t in it, you won’t get any closer to your goals than you would if you take a step back, a deep breath, and then return to your task refreshed. Keeping a cool head can be a tad difficult today, but it’s the best way to deal with your day.
TaurusThe temptation to force an issue can be strong today, dear Taurus, but it may be best to consciously attempt to slow yourself down. Mars in your communications sector is excellent for enthusiasm for your personal interests, but not always great for patience. With Mars under strain today, watch for impatient moves and communications. Plans may not move forward at lightning speed right now, but your personal life could bring rewards if you open yourself to the opportunity. Self-doubt can creep in today but can also serve an important purpose–it can be time to reconsider your plans and make sure they truly align with your deepest desires. You can do a nice overhaul of an area of your home or career, which can be exhausting but worth the effort.
GeminiWatch for exaggeration and obsessiveness, dear Gemini. You could be fired up about a matter and desirous of having your opinion not only known but adopted as well! This may not go over well today. With Mars under strain, just when you think you’ve gotten through a task, something reminds you otherwise. Watch for some defensiveness or a tendency to want to prove something. Getting to a compromise and balance may very well be exhausting but ultimately worthwhile. Pushing too hard for answers can lead to undue stress. Your best strategy is to make yourself perfectly clear without sounding too businesslike or arrogant. In the long run, more pain and frustration come from a lack of clarity. Once over a small hump, you’ll be most enterprising.
CancerYou are fascinated with the depths of any situation you encounter today, dear Cancer. What isn’t said is more interesting to you than what is. However, you could feel at a standstill with a partner or significant person, likely about money, possessions, or intimacy. There can be a lot of exaggeration or drama around you. Power dynamics are highlighted and can be difficult temporarily. You could be called on to take responsibility for a past action or questioned for your actions. Keeping a cool head can be a struggle, but it’s the best way to deal with current transits. Keep in mind that any frustrations you may face today can help you redefine yourself and your relationships positively. Take your time. Stronger resolve and initiative are just around the corner.
LeoClose relationships or partnerships need more attention today, dear Leo, but someone’s insecurity can breed some conflict if left to grow. Identify the root problem and start there, but don’t stand for being pushed and prodded. You might meet challenges with others today and realize your own potential through them. Your intense curiosity leads you to interesting experiences, but you’ll probably accomplish more if you pace yourself and slow down a little. You may feel confined when it comes to expressing yourself freely, however. Still, it’s important to watch that you don’t speak prematurely about a matter, as there can be impatience with communications and secrets. Do pay attention to what pushes your buttons since it can be revealing, but aim to use restraint for the best results.
VirgoYou’re not playing by the rules today, dear Virgo, and this can stem from boredom with anything that feels too structured or traditional temporarily. However, a bit of discipline is in order to get back on track, and while you may be able to bend the rules somewhat, some require extra attention right now. You may need to put personal issues aside to take care of business, at least until you feel that you have everything under control. Distractions seem abundant now, but if you attempt to care for one thing at a time, you’ll be better off. With work or health and self-care efforts, you can be filled with ambition and ideas now, possibly to the point of overwhelm. Try to channel it all into something productive.
LibraYou may need some extra time to regroup today, so take it if possible, dear Libra. Centering yourself first can help you return to problems from a fresher perspective another time. Regarding long-term plans and goals, you have a strong tendency right now to go overboard. Avoid taking on too much. This can apply to friendships or your love life as well–there may be a need to draw the line if expectations of you are far too high. Overall, however, your mood is forward-looking, particularly if you are given some personal space and freedom of movement. The key today is to keep things moderate and diplomatic with others due to extra sensitivity.
ScorpioWith today’s transits, you may be better off as an observer temporarily, dear Scorpio, although you may be in the mood to fix problems that have been standing in your way. While your plans seem slow to manifest right now, you must exercise patience and remind yourself that good things can take time. Interactions that have become too stale or humdrum can grate on your nerves today, and it’s probably best to think up creative solutions to the problem instead of acting out and stirring up needless conflicts. You’re craving more stability in your relationships, and some monotony can be part and parcel. Consider finding ways to break the routine and perhaps some negative patterns of relating simultaneously.
SagittariusRestlessness can take hold of you today, dear Sagittarius, but you can work with it instead of allowing it to work against you. Resolve to improve your life in the areas frustrating you most, but avoid taking on too much at once. Watch for exaggeration and too-high expectations that can lead you astray. In truth, it may be time to give yourself some breathing room. Do what you can to entertain yourself if things are going sideways. Tensions today may very well stem from a simultaneous need for stability and emotional excitement. It can be difficult to satisfy both needs simultaneously, and it can be all too easy to act out. Aim to keep things moderate rather than attempt to push ahead or rush something.
CapricornThere can be frustrating energy if you are pushing too hard today, dear Capricorn, as you’re likely to meet some resistance. Practical affairs and realities have a way of emerging just when you think you’re going forward, and your progress seems to halt. Strong emotions today stem from deep-rooted fears of change that could upset your sense of security. There is a need to rise above these fears for growth to happen. There may be power games with a partner or issues surrounding finances and possessions that become very tricky. Consciously make an effort to ask more questions and listen well when you receive the answers today. Responsibilities and demands from others seem to come in from all angles. Fortunately, you’re more than capable of handling them, but a chaotic atmosphere can wear you down, so take short breaks.
AquariusThe desire to push personal plans ahead can be strong, but be willing to take it slowly, dear Aquarius. Mars is moving through your solar sixth house of work and health, bringing strong energy, for bad or good, to the affairs of this house. Positively, you have more initiative and energy for work projects and can apply yourself with more vigor. Challenges can emerge if you push yourself too hard or if you feel a great desire to work independently and it stirs tensions with those around you. Today, with Mars clashing with the Moon and Saturn, you may experience stop-and-go energy, and the timing is a little off. You may hesitate or push too hard at the wrong times now, but this is temporary. While your attention is pulled in many directions, remember to truly listen to what others are saying, as expectations can sometimes skew what you hear or interpret.
PiscesYou can be quite preoccupied with people and situations from the past today, dear Pisces. Avoid piling up more new work or plans than you can reasonably handle. It may not be the best day for acknowledgment and positive feedback. It can be challenging to harmonize your intentions and beliefs with someone, and you can be especially sensitive to any behavior that seems to be disrespectful towards you. It may seem that it’s either love you or hate you today! You crave more stability and security but need the self-discipline to achieve it, and plans can be slow to manifest, but it’s temporary. Give yourself short breaks to center yourself, and aim to draw on patience.
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.