Which sign is that planet in right now?
Here is a list of each planet (including Pluto and Chiron) showing which sign they are currently in, whether they are in a retrograde motion, and what will happen to them next.
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Mercury in Taurus. Mercury enters Gemini at
May 2020 Overview: In the May 2020 Jupiter and Saturn will remain in the Capricorn in the ninth house from your Taurus Moon sign. Planets Mars, Sun and Mercury are going to change their zodiac sign and houses based on your Moon Sign it will affect you. Overall this month is to keep track of your health and don’t be extravagant. A new month dawns bright and clear with all planets direct, all systems GO! As our Sun transits through Aries, the first sign of the zodiac wheel, there is a very real sense of rebirth along with an unrelenting push to get up and running again, making up for lost time, as though life can’t move fast enough.
Venus in Taurus. Venus enters Gemini at
Mars in Cancer. Mars enters Leo at
Jupiter in Aquarius. Jupiter enters Pisces at
Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn goes Station Retrograde in Aquarius at
Uranus in Taurus. Uranus goes Station Retrograde in Taurus at
Neptune in Pisces. Neptune goes Station Retrograde in Pisces at
Pluto (retrograde) in Capricorn. Pluto goes Station Direct in Capricorn at
Chiron in Aries. Chiron goes Station Retrograde in Aries at
This page brings you face to face with the heavens as they are today, now, this moment! And also as they will be and how they were.
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Mobile App View
By default we assume you are viewing this page using a mobile device and provide a lightweight app showing you the positions of the planets today and 30 days into the past and future. However you can select to view the page using our desktop version which uses more CPU and has more features but is fiddly to use on a small screen.
You can also watch a video of the planet positions using our yearly planetary alignment videos.
Desktop App Version
With our desktop app, you can rewind time to see the heavens at the time of your birth and discover for yourself which sign each planet was in and which were in retrograde. However, please be aware that although the positions of the planets shown are accurate, they are not to the second by second precision of the charts that astrologers normally use.
Whats Going On Astrologically
How do I control the desktop app?
Most of the controls are reasonably obvious - especially if you play with them. The top slider allows you to control how time moves so you can speed forwards and backwards in time. Pressing the yellow button by the slider puts it into real time so the planets move as quickly on the screen as they are in space. So it's not to difficult to rewind time to the time of your birth to see the planets as they were. If you need to get the display back to show the planets as they are today and now, then press the yellow button next to the date time display at the top. For full information on all the app controls, click here.
The view above shows all the planets arranged around the Earth as if they were in located on a sphere with the earth in the centre - a geocentric view. This ensures all planets are shown in the correct zodiac sign.
Which Planets are in retrograde?
Planets glow as they go into retrograde. You may find that planets were on the cusp of retrograde at the time of your birth, in which case you may need to consult accurate charts to see exactly when retrograde phase started. Or indeed if the planet was in a stopped phase either side of retrograde.
Astrology Today - What does it all mean for me?
Astrology is a very wide subject with many many layers of interpretation required to understand all the meanings provided by a persons natal chart (where all the planets were at their precise time of birth) in conjunction with the positions of the planets today, or at a time of importance for that person.
There are also various schools which use slightly different methods and ways of measuring the planets in order to make predictions and give advice.
The following is a very brief overview of western astrology to give you an idea of how it works without touching too much on areas of contention with the astrology world. If you are more interested in the Indian (also known as Vedic or Hindu) system, then take a look at our Hindu Astrology page.
If you have half an hour to spare, this very informative video explains many of the concepts and symbology behind modern western astrology.
What is a Horoscope?
Although we generally take 'a horoscope' to mean an astrologers prediction of our future. It actually means an astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects, and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the moment of a person's birth. The word 'horoscope' is derived from Greek words hora and scopos meaning 'time' 'observer'
Once it has been worked out, the horoscope provides the basis for divining many aspects of that event or related events or time periods.
The signs of the Zodiac
The sky is divided up into 12 areas - the 12 signs of the zodiac. Each of these signs covers an equal area of the sky and is aligned to the stars. (Over millennia the zodiac moves with respect to the stars as the earth's axis precesses - but it's best to ignore this whilst learning the basics). So when looking at the sky, the stars are fixed when compared with the zodiac, but the planets, as they orbit the sun, change position and 'wander' about. Astrology tries to use the movements of the stars to understand our personalities and to some extent control our destinies. Each of the 12 signs is also associated with an element (earth, air, fire and water) and also a mode (cardinal, fixed and mutable). More about this later.
Each of the planets (which for astrology includes the sun and the moon) control a different aspect. In general terms they can be listed as:
Sun = Ego / Self
Moon = Emotion / Moods
Mercury = Communication / Thinking
Venus = Harmony / Affections
Mars = Confidence / Energy
Jupiter = Prosperity / Good Fortune
Saturn = Limitations / Practicality
Uranus = Individuality / Inventiveness
Neptune = Idealism / Compassion
Pluto = Transformation / Power
The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are the personal planets which affect our personalities and immediate relationships. The more distant planets affect how we interact with the world in a more general way.
When planets are in retrograde (e.g. they appear to be traveling backwards to their normal motion in the sky) their effect can be reversed to be directed inwards. When they again start to move forward again their effect can be enhanced.
Planets and Signs
Each planet is the ruler of a particular sign (or signs). Whilst in that sign the planets influence is enhanced. The rulerships for each of the planets are as below:
|Mercury||Gemini and Virgo|
|Venus||Libra and Taurus|
|Mars||Aries (and* Scorpio)|
|Jupiter||Sagittarius (and* Pisces)|
|Saturn||Capricorn (and* Aquarius)|
* before the invention of telescopes, these signs were also assigned to these planets. Since telescopes the three outer planets have been discovered and assigned these signs.
This information is useful since if you know what influence a planet has, then you will know what influence that signs ruled by that planet have.
Signs are allocated a different element in turn. This means that every fourth sign has the same element as follows:
Fire Signs : Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Air Signs : Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Water Signs : Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Fire signs represent a persons passion, energy, enthusiasm, inspiration.
Earth signs represent a persons practicality, stability, materialism, realism.
Air signs represent language, intellect, communication and social relationships.
Water signs represent emotion, mysticism, intuition.
Generally speaking, the more planets someone has in a particular sign at the time of their birth, the stronger that signs personality traits will be in them.
Rather like elements, each sign also has a mode allocated to it. Every 3rd sign has the same mode as follows:
Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Mutable Signs: Gemini. Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Cardinal signs are energetic, dynamic and proactive.
Fixed signs are persistence, perseverant, stable.
Mutable signs are flexible, changeable, adaptable, suggestible.
Again, the more planets you have in a particular Mode, the more your personality has those traits.
Working out the planets influences?
It takes quite a lot of skill to determine one's personality traits accurately. However, a simple rule of thumb is to count at the time of birth how many planets fall in each sign and then work out how many are in each element and mode (perhaps counting the sun and moon as 2 due to their extra influence). The greater the score for each indicates how much of an influence each element and mode are on that person.
What are the Houses
Just when you thought you might have got some sort of a grip on astrology, in come the houses. Whereas signs indicate what personality traits one has, houses indicate where they will exhibited themselves.
Like the signs, there are 12 houses which divide up the sky. However the alignment of the houses is defined by the position of the horizon on the time of your birth. This means in order to calculate the houses, one must know not only what date one was born but also what time (to within a few minutes) and at what location on earth.
If one were to the set the application above to the time of ones birth and then set the lat and long to the place of ones birth, then the lowest slider will then bring up a display of the horizon at that time and location. Using this horizon one can ascertain how the houses are defined.
The first house is located just under the western horizon, and the others follow consecutively in an anti-clockwise direction - e.g. the first 6 are in the black area (below the horizon), the last 6 are in the sky area (above the horizon). Once one knows where the houses lie, one can again see which sign lies in which house. Since there are 12 signs and 12 houses one can see that normally each house will overlay parts of 2 signs. The sign used is the sign which overlays the cusp of the house. The lines which separate each of the houses are called the cusps. The cusp of a house is the line preceding.
What do the houses mean?
The following chart from wikipedia shows how the houses are interpreted.
|House||Sign||Latin motto||Translation||Modern title of house||Interpretation|
|1st||Aries||Vita||Life||House of Self||Physical appearance, traits and characteristics. First impressions. General outlook into the world. Ego. Beginnings and initiatives.|
|2nd||Taurus||Lucrum||Wealth||House of Value||Material and immaterial things of certain value. Money. Belongings, property, acquisitions. Cultivation and growth. Substance. Self-Worth.|
|3rd||Gemini||Fratres||Brothers||House of Communications||Higher education and childhood environment. Communication. Happiness. Intelligence. Achievements. Siblings. Neighbourhood matters. Short, local travel and transportations.|
|4th||Cancer||Genitor||Parent||House of Home and Family||Ancestry, heritage, roots. Early foundation and environment. Mother or mothers as figure. The caretaker of the household. Cyclic end of matters.|
|5th||Leo||Nati||Children||House of Pleasure||Recreational and leisure activities. Things which makes for enjoyment and entertainment. Games and gambling. Children. Love and sex. Creative self-expression.|
|6th||Virgo||Valetudo||Health||House of Health||Routine tasks and duties. Skills or training acquired. Jobs and Employments. Health and overall well-being. Service performed for others. Care-taking. Pets and small domestic animals.|
|7th||Libra||Uxor||Spouse||House of Partnerships||Close, confidante-like relationships. Marriage and business partners. Agreements and treaties. Matters dealing with diplomatic relations of all kinds, including open (known) enemies. Attraction to qualities we admire from the other partner.|
|8th||Scorpio||Mors||Death||House of Reincarnation||Cycles of Deaths And Rebirth. Sexual relationships and deeply committed relationships of all kinds. Joint funds, finances. Other person's resource. Occult, psychic and taboo matters. Regeneration. Self-transformation.|
|9th||Sagittarius||Iter||Journeys||House of Philosophy||Foreign travel and foreign countries. Culture. Long distance travels and journeys. Religion. Law and ethics. Higher education. Knowledge. Experience through expansion.|
|10th||Capricorn||Regnum||Kingdom||House of Social Status||Ambitions. Motivations. Career. Status in society. Government. Authority. Father or father figure. The breadwinner of the household. One's public appearance/impression at large(audience).|
|11th||Aquarius||Benefacta||Friendship||House of Friendships||Friends and acquaintances of like-minded attitudes. Groups, clubs and societies. Higher associations. Benefits and fortunes from career. One's hopes and wishes.|
|12th||Pisces||Carcer||Prison||House of Self-Undoing||Mysticism. Places of seclusion such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, including self-imposed imprisonments. Things which are not apparent to self, yet clearly seen by others. Elusive, clandestine, secretive or unbeknownst matters. Retreat, reflection and self-sacrifice. Unconscious/subconscious. Unknown enemies.|
Many modern astrologers assume that the houses relate to their corresponding signs, i.e. that the first house has a natural affinity with the first sign, Aries, and so on.
And there's more..
The houses can also be classified as Angular, Succedent and Cadent and are ruled by signs according to the astrological modality. And.. well there are many many more aspects to astrology which seem almost designed to confuse and complicate.
As you can see, astrology is not a simple area of study. The above is just skimming the surface of a subject that could (and does) take up volumes and volumes of books. There are many systems of astrology and many variations between individual astrologers that use the same basic principles. Some astrologers also use astronomical objects which have never been seen by the unaided eye (such as chiron - an asteroid/comet cross discovered in 1977) and others objects that have never even been detected. Some prefer to align the zodiac to the night time sky as seen by astrologers hundreds or thousands of years ago - such as in the Hindu Astrology system.
All in all, with astrology today, one must pick and choose the astrologer and the style of astrology that suits one best.
If your birth date falls between April 20 and May 21, you are a Taurus.
Venus governs the Taurus and Libra zodiac signs, and also the 2nd and the 7th house.
The “Evening Star”, as it is popularly known, represents the pleasure, the joy of a relationship, the love and care between partners.
It helps us decide what is important for the wellbeing and health of our loved ones as much as for ours, but also what it is irrelevant.
It encourages us to search for companionship and love, to feel good in our skin, so it is associated with self-respect.
Venus represents the subconscious desire to unite with others and the will to cooperate. It helps us to enjoy life and it brings us pleasure – esthetically and physically.
Astrologically, while Uranus remains in your signs, will generate a strong desire for independence, freedom, optimism, work strength and a lot of impulsivity.
You will be more determined and willing to succeed professionally, ready to obtain social recognition, they will want to move the mountains, and, in fact, some of them will manage to do so.
The 2021 Taurus horoscope says that Taurus will show diplomacy and that will hone their negotiation abilities and will be more tolerant with others.
Uranus has ended its journey through Aries on May 15, 2018, but until then it had a tense relationship with Pluto in Capricorn.
Once Uranus enters Taurus – a fixed, Earth sign -, it can be said that we enter a period when we will pursue material, concrete outcomes of personal or collective revolutions.
Uranus retrograde in 2021 will influence your personality, the way you act in relationship with others and the everyday events.
Your characteristic features – calmness, patience, perseverance, discretion – will be disturbed, sometimes removed, revealing a new personal side.
You must take control of their moods and reactions, because they can ruin their relationships or opportunities.
Aries 2021 horoscope predicts that financially, there are no significant transits , yet money will come more easily from partnerships/collaborations and as a result of their courage to follow their ideas, regardless of how bold they might first seem.
Professionally though, they will need to make some serious adjustments and they will realize that they accepted to indulge for too long in dishonorable situations, so it is necessary to make some radical changes in this regard.
In love, you are going through a period they probably haven’t experienced in a long time, enjoying peace, tranquillity and wellness in their couple relationship and everything associated with developing some important partnerships and relationships.
Some natives are going to get married in 2021 or change their relational status one way or another.
What Is Going On Astrologically This Month 2020
The 2021 Love Horoscope predicts a bumpy and uneven road in the love life.
You will have a lot of work to do in order to win the trust of their partner or of new love. Nothing is as easy as it seems.
The good news is that your family will offer support in everything you plan to do, and from this point of view, you will enjoy a peaceful and happy year.
The decisions must be taken wisely, not hastily, as you usually do. However, your peace of mind is ensured after the first half of the year.
During this year, excellent compatibility will occur with the Libra, Pisces, and Cancer natives.
You will rather want to stay away from Taurus, Scorpio, and Aries natives. This year is going to be slightly more difficult , a year when any decision may have less pleasant consequences; you need to learn who you can trust and also to cherish any help you are getting.
April is the month of grace , and Venus will make them have a great time, enjoy life, smile and win hearts at first sight.
You are attracted by beauty, art, entertainment, this is why they need to fully take advantage of everything 2021 has in store for them.
The most compatible zodiac signs with the Taurus native in love relationships are: Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Earth sign, therefore, with the feet firmly grounded, you strong personality, stubborn, but undeniable family oriented, a person worthy of trust.
In 2021, the you will form a perfect family with the other earth signs, Capricorn and Virgo, but can also achieve emotional fulfilment with the Cancer or Pisces, enjoying a couple life full of love.
Conclusions: This year, you are more concerned with their personal well-being than the wellbeing of the couple. They have a strong need to be free and, for this reason, it is possible to encounter some difficulties.
Some natives might even get involved in extramarital affairs, not because they would be looking for a long-term relationship, but because they don’t want to miss anything life can offer.
The single Taurus have a lot of success with the opposite sex and they will probably lose count of the hearts they conquered. However, 2021 is not necessarily a good year for making long-term plans.
Money & Career
What Is Happening Astrologically This Month
In 2021 horoscopes, your career goes through a process of priorities reassessment or reevaluation of some older projects.
Mercury’s retrogradation cycles in 2021 are taking place in the vocational houses : the house of social position and reputation, the house of work and one of the money houses.
Besides being the master of your money house, Mercury is linked to intellect, information, communication, documents, negotiations, calculations, journeys, exchanges (including commercial). Therefore, the profession and the money will be closely connected to these domains.
No major earnings will occur and, even if they were scheduled now, there are big chances to be delayed.
During April and May, the situation will improve and the Taurus natives have two months when they can adjust their budget.
After this, it’s going to be again quiet, until November-December, which bring more significant gains.
A lot of caution is recommended when taking decisions, especially between January 5 – March 13, May 1 – July 8 and August 27 – November 2.
The master of your career house, Saturn, will deal for a long time with the financial aspect of the Taurus life, especially regarding businesses, investments, loans, money recoveries, inheritances, marital assets, and partitions, as well as bank and financial institutions interactions.
Saturn is not a comfortable planet and it can bring certain frustrations and restrictions in the coming years.
But Saturn is a great maestro of organizing and financial strategies and it can help the wise and the patient to build sustainable fortunes.
The good relationships between Saturn and Jupiter, and Uranusin 2021 will facilitate the profits and the investments.
Fitness represents a real challenge, you always try to eliminate monotony. They prefer to win a competition by following the principle: slowly, but surely.
What Is Going On Astrologically This Month April
The Taurus natives have a robust figure due to their slow metabolism. Lifting weights at the gym is a recommended exercise for a strong and beautifully shaped body.
What is a first house in astrology. In team games, they are happy if they have a constructive and coordinating role.
Also, you enjoy physical exercises that require flexibility, this is why you tend to practice yoga.
2021 is scattered with positive events and good outcomes, but in order to obtain all of these, you need to make a continuous effort.
This is why, it is possible for the natives, at least in the second part of the year, to feel tired, sometimes stressed or to suffer episodes of low self-esteem.
All these moods are not long lasting and it is important to avoid them, by not neglecting your rest time and, at the same time, by finding relaxation methods that you could follow more often.
The digestive system, the bone system and especially the ankles are more sensitized this year. It is possible to even change your diet, and any healthy choice you make during this year will not be without results.
Up until May 21, there is a continuous risk of accidents in the head area, which may occur as a result of an accumulation of stagnant nervous energy.
The danger persists in more diminished form until July 26. The advantage is that you can benefit from a strong energy coming from Mars, which will help you make effort without getting tired.
However, it is advisable to avoid the consumption of foods or substances that might lead to high blood pressure. Sharp, but fleeting headaches might occur mid-July.
The last month of 2021 is an exciting one, which brings news, enthusiasm, and energy.
However, attention to overexertion, because you will not be able to notice when you’ll get tired.
Although the digestive system is sensible, during this week you are not going to experiment anything unpleasant at this level.