We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer of MyLifeCreated.com, to tell us all about how astrology is affecting our lives each day. Today's topic: your daily horoscope for July 17, 2019.
The intensity from yesterday's Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn is still lingering in the air, which could still have us a bit in our feels, especially as love planet Venus in tenderhearted Cancer opposes tough Saturn in Capricorn at the start of the day. Under this Venus-Saturn opposition there could be some difficulties in getting what we want in terms of relationships or finances. For many of us, this challenging cosmic energy could bring up hard feelings around self-worth.
The best way to handle the cosmic weather of the moment calls us to release our attachment to certain outcomes or people while seeking out outlets that provide a soothing, nurturing, or spiritually rewarding experience. With the Moon entering friendly and innovative Aquarius in the early morning, connecting with a good friend could help us get through the more challenging periods of the day.
However, with the Aquarius Moon opposing Mercury retrograde in passionate Leo later in the morning we may need to be extra mindful of arguments and misunderstandings, especially as the Moon goes on to square off with unpredictable Uranus in Taurus by the late afternoon. Still, we can use this Moon-Uranus energy to assist us with breaking free of anything or anyone that may be emotionally stifling.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today, and make sure to check out your July 2019 monthly horoscope.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your friendships come into the spotlight today and if you've been in one that seems largely non-reciprocal, you could find yourself in your feelings about it. Talking about what you feel could help but you may need to release this person. In terms of your goals, don't get discouraged.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're focused on your goals and ambitions today, though it may be hard for you to stay optimistic about where you're headed. If something isn't coming together right now, try not to take it personally. Talking to friends or those that inspire you can refresh your energy and your thinking.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You might be feeling extra touchy or opinionated today as a means of trying to cover up any insecurity that you might be feeling now. The key here is recognizing that you don't need to prove anything to anyone, so try not to take things too personally. Believe in your own magic.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You might be feeling like the attention or love that you want from someone in particular may be impossible for you to get, which could have you doubting your lovableness or worth. For now, self-love is the best love for you. Know there's much more out there for you.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
A significant relationship is highlighted now and it's possible that you could be struggling between seeing this person as they are and how you want them to be. If you've been too hard on someone, compassion may be needed. If you've been too easy, glow slow and trust your intuition.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
If you've been overextending yourself to someone or something, it's possible that you could feel taken for granted now. As such, you may need to pull back a bit and focus on your own well-being. Seek out those that you know truly have your back. Release a lopsided relationship.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
A career related matter may not go the way you want it right now, which could have you doubting your talent and skills. The important thing right now is that you don't look outside of yourself for validation. In terms of a romantic connection, reevaluate what you're seeking from it.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Your private and professional lives may be putting some extra pressure on you today. At the same time, it might feel like you don't have many options to change this. You do, but finding a solution could mean taking a step back and a moment to breathe. The pressure will subside.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may be overthinking or obsessing over something today but to address the problem may require that you not force things to happen right now. Focus on what you want but try to release your attachment on getting it. Remember, what's meant for you won't pass you by.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You could be extra self-critical today or unsure of your worth based on money offered (or not) for your talents or due to dead-end romantic situation. To get past this, you're called to honor your worth by remembering that others cannot define you or your value.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
In terms of how you feel today, you're reminded that the best way to get what you need is to speak up and ask for it, even if it feels awkward or uncomfortable to do it. Breaking away from old patterns in terms of how you relate to others will benefit you. Make self-care priority.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
It could be easy for you to run in circles today if you don't take a time out. On that same token, taking a time out could bring you the clarity you need to make a specific decision. At the same time, be mindful of spending too much time in the company of naysayers today.