- The Moon is in Libra until 10:32 AM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- A void Moon period occurs from 5:16 AM to 10:32 AM 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 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:
AriesToday’s Venus-Neptune aspect can point to blurred or distorted perceptions of value, dear Aries, but later today, it’s easy to find the silver lining. Until then, communications may be unreliable or misunderstood if left open to interpretation. You can be infatuated with or captivated by ideas today, but consider that you temporarily may not be seeing clearly. Wishful thinking is very much in play, and it can cloud the truth of a situation for now. While it’s certainly pleasant in the present, disappointment can follow. Fantasy has its place and use, but you may be in better shape if you recognize and appreciate the truth of a situation today. Later today, a Venus-Jupiter transit comes into play, and you see the bright side of things. The desire to share your happiness and good fortune with someone is strong. Generous feelings can inspire you to extend a nice gesture to someone special in your life. While you may have been on the fence about expressing your feelings, you’re now ready to discuss things openly and honestly.
TaurusToday’s energies encourage a bit of fantasy, dear Taurus, which can be pleasant, but there is a distinct tendency to get carried away with ideas right now. With a Venus-Neptune square, you can be evasive or face elusiveness in others. If you are not feeling equipped to make decisions and commitments, it may be better to put these off until you are truly clear and confident. For now, wishful thinking tends to cloud a situation. It’s also a good idea to postpone spending and lending just for now. It’s better to check and then double-check the fine print. Do what you can to avoid waste, making promises, and misunderstandings with friends. The second half of the day feels lighter. You present yourself with more confidence and positivity. You are generous with your time and understanding. It’s a great time to give someone the benefit of the doubt.
GeminiVenus, in your sign, forms a square with Neptune today, dear Gemini, and it’s all too easy to misread a situation or see things through the lens of wishful thinking. To avoid a tricky situation, watch that you don’t take this tendency too far. As well, consider that confusion about your general direction, career, or a situation with a superior can play with your mind and confuse your personal choices. If you’ve been chasing a dream that’s leaving you feeling drained, remind yourself that a dream is supposed to make you happy, and try to adjust expectations accordingly! Take steps to avoid paying too much for something or making promises too soon. The second half of the day is influenced by a happy Venus-Jupiter aspect that encourages a pleasant detour from the routine and a positive, content frame of mind. You might focus on a particular direction that motivates you, and you enjoy solving problems or simply looking beyond flaws and challenges to good times ahead of you.
CancerYou can crave more engaging experiences and a break from the routine or a change of scenery now, dear Cancer. You’re more sensitive than usual on a social or affectionate level in the first half of the day, which can lead to a greater awareness of your vulnerabilities. Try not to let sentiments and whims blur your judgment, however, and if you’re feeling misunderstood, aim to ride things out. These feelings are due to a Venus-Neptune square. The need to make a change could become evident, and it may take some time to figure out precisely what to do next, so be easy on yourself. Consider that letting go of unhealthy illusions can put you in a more empowering position. It’s hard to convince yourself of something you know in your heart is untrue or unreal, and it’s best to find things to believe in that are real and currently part of your life. Later today, enthusiasm seems in wonderful supply. Letting things flow along and staying open, honest, and generous can be the perfect strategy or approach now as Venus and Jupiter harmonize.
LeoMemories or dreams can motivate and lead to new takes on a current situation, dear Leo. Still, where you stand on a matter or with someone can be a point of confusion. This can be a time when you’re left wondering, and it can be an uncomfortable frame of mind. If financial or support issues are up in the air, you can feel the uncertainty now more than usual, affecting your ability to enjoy yourself. A Venus-Neptune square suggests it’s best not to commit. Expectations of others may be set too high or too low with this transit! It may be best to aim to enjoy yourself rather than pin your hopes on something particular. Retreats, getaways, and any form of formal or informal sabbatical are appropriate now if they’re possible. While it’s best not to make final or firm plans, you can learn more about yourself, your dreams, and possibly illusions. Later today, a Venus-Jupiter aspect is light and fun. You could make some beautiful connections or bond with a friend through the sharing of ideas and beliefs. Instead, you can enjoy great enthusiasm and excitement about a current project.
VirgoA Venus-Neptune square influences the first half of the day, dear Virgo, and can point to a minor letdown if you haven’t been viewing someone, a relationship, or a situation clearly. There is a tendency to allow social distractions to interfere with your ambitions. Expectations of others are either too high or too low with Neptune transiting your opposite sign in recent years. Today, this inclination can interfere with personal enjoyment. Although looking the other way can soothe you temporarily, you can’t honestly fool yourself all the time. Aim to work on putting illusions behind you and avoid letting confusion in your personal life affect your duties or responsibilities. Fortunately, as the day advances, you can tap into the subtly uplifting energies offered you via a Venus-Jupiter sextile. Your interactions are spirited and productive at the same time. A sense that you’re valued and respected is encouraging and motivating.
LibraA Venus-Neptune square can point to some ambiguity that interferes with your personal enjoyment in the first half of the day, dear Libra. Uncertainty surrounding your work, duties, or schedules can be part of this. You are more compassionate but somewhat vulnerable now if you’re highly emotionally invested in an idea or belief. Be sure to take care of yourself while you care for everyone else and avoid over-committing out of guilt. It isn’t easy to focus on practical matters today, as your thinking is more fanciful and creative than mechanical. Try not to schedule overly demanding activities if this is possible. For what needs your attention, narrowing down tasks is best. Later today is strong for an open and optimistic attitude that helps attract favorable attention. It’s a good time to circulate, connect, collaborate, and share.
ScorpioIf you’re emotionally invested in something now, dear Scorpio, you may not be the best judge of the situation. With a Venus-Neptune square influencing the first half of today, it’s challenging to see a person or relationship clearly. It can also be hard to get a firm commitment from someone or definite answers to your questions, and it’s probably best not to make final decisions right now since waiting things out makes better sense. We tend to misread a situation today, and even you, with your perceptiveness, can do so if you’re emotionally involved. This is about wishful thinking influencing your vision. Watch for taking “shortcuts” that are costly in the long run. Your mood is generous, however, and it’s a fine time to enjoy an escape or imaginative activity, especially as the day advances. A Venus-Jupiter sextile puts you in a good place. People are more cooperative with you, and feedback is good or appreciation is forthcoming. You see the positive elements of your life more clearly now.
SagittariusThe Moon’s move into your privacy sector points to the need to take it easy, dear Sagittarius, and it feels good to do so. Transits in the first half of today break down boundaries. If you’ve been giving too much or too little to a situation, you’ll feel the imbalance now. Or, you may have trouble seeing a person or matter objectively, and this leaves you in an ambiguous state. There can be some yearning for something more from your connections. However, your best bet is to channel energies into a creative pursuit and take charge of your own happiness. This way, you avoid putting pressure on a relationship, a dream, or a plan to be perfect or something it’s not. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to figure out what may be lacking in your life so that you can make plans to change the situation. It makes sense to keep things even and easy for now, and this comes more naturally as the day advances. Your belief in yourself and others takes you far. Putting more faith in the people you love and expressing your appreciation for them can boost a bond or open opportunities to connect. Others gravitate to your good humor and generous, open mood.
CapricornYour expectations of others may be a little off the mark in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn, with a Venus-Neptune square breaking down boundaries. Some things are up in the air, and it may be best to accept that idea for now. Uncertainty, where you were expecting warmth, can disappoint you today. Don’t undersell yourself, but avoid pinning all of your hopes on something when what’s in front of you can do just fine. Take your time to arrive at conclusions since time can be one of the best tools for testing a theory or perception. It allows for reason and objectivity to set in. Consider that you are more emotionally vulnerable today and that wishful thinking is driving your perceptions more than fact, and then you can make choices accordingly. Later today, Venus and Jupiter harmonize, and you more thoroughly enjoy yourself, your home life, or work. There is a pleasing energy of cooperation surrounding your interactions.
AquariusWhile the Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart encourages a sense of order today, dear Aquarius, you may not be as sure-footed as you’d like in the first half of the day. With Venus forming a square to Neptune, situations that benefit from objectivity can be tricky. This transit temporarily makes it challenging to see others, your plans, and yourself clearly. Taking a risk or turning a blind eye to a problem can have unfavorable results under this influence, and it can be a persistent problem that returns later. Aim to invest your heart into something you have and love rather than pin your hopes on something out of reach just for now. This is not to say you shouldn’t dream, but mirages are likely with this transit. Don’t sell yourself short in your relationships or business, either. As the day advances, you’re more optimistic, and confidence builds. An open, generous, and forthcoming approach to conversations attracts positive attention. You can be particularly pleased with your current interests and projects.
PiscesYour desire for security, comfort, and peace is particularly strong with Venus in your home and family sector, dear Pisces. A Venus-Neptune square can cloud your perception of the things and people you love in the first half of the day. You may feel a little disappointed, or you could be yearning for more than the usual or ordinary. You’re also particularly sensitive to imbalances in your personal life. Do your best to avoid going to emotional extremes and take the time to get in touch with your actual needs. Explore the roots of any discontent stirred today. Fortunately, if you concentrate on what you have rather than what you lack today, you’ll feel a whole lot more centered and grounded. And, with a Venus-Jupiter influence later today, this comes more naturally. The desire to share your happiness and good fortune with others is strong. You might also appreciate what you currently have, and this boosts your feelings of abundance. You can stumble upon a good buy or enjoy taking special care of a prized possession.
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.