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 April 18, 2017.
The Moon continues her stay in Capricorn, which should keep us focused on work and productivity. Though with the cosmic weather for today, it may be best to keep our heads down and focused anyway. The morning starts off with a square off between the Moon and Jupiter in Libra, followed by a meetup between the Moon and power-hungry Pluto in Capricorn. Under this combination we could find ourselves willing to do something at any cost, which could end up being a case of doing too much, too soon. The best way to handle this transit is to use the power of the practical Capricorn Moon to keep perspective.
The Moon squares off with impulsive Uranus in Aries, which could have us feeling anxious and ready to do something, anything.
By the evening, the Moon squares off with impulsive Uranus in Aries, which could have us feeling anxious and ready to do something, anything, so long as it's not the same old thing. However, it's important we don't leap without looking.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Have you become so obsessed with success that you're willing to do just about anything to get there? While being driven to succeed isn't a bad thing, things can get very complicated when that's all you're focused on. It may be time to pull back and reassess what's important. You're more than your achievements.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
If you're having some anxiety today, don't be afraid to scale back as needed and turn your attention towards self-care. While you may have some pending things on your plate, know that you don't have to take on the world right now. Make letting go plus whatever nourishes your spirit, your gospel.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
A love affair could be getting too hot to handle, which could have you feeling skittish to say the least. Though know that how you feel isn't necessarily wrong, as this could be a sign that you need to take things a bit slower and pay closer attention to who this person is. Trust your intuition above fear.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Someone close to you could be putting demands on you that makes you feel as though you may have to give up what you want in order to keep them happy. Though in some ways, this could be a test of your boundaries. While you care about those you love, know it's OK to take care of you too.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You could feel like you're running in circles today, which could have you thinking you have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Though this is the part where the power of prioritization will save you. Figure out what's necessary and what's not; and of course — take your time. Scale back.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
There's a chance that you may feel like you're not being compensated enough when it comes to your creative talent and know-how. Though this could be the cosmos giving you a cue that it's time to take yourself and your gifts more seriously. When it comes to getting your due, be more demanding.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Something from your past or perhaps an old feeling could come bubbling up that may have you feeling off, namely if it requires you taking on responsibility for someone else. Know that ultimately, when it comes to relationships, you can't do the emotional labor of everyone involved. Hold others accountable.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You could receive some news today that you may not like. Though instead of obsessing over it, this could be an exercise in learning how to let things go, especially if it's something that you can't control. Know that what you do have control over is how you respond. You don't have to be a victim to anything.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your financial situation may be hampering your plans, which could have you feeling some stress as to whether you'll actually get to do some of the things you've been dreaming to do. Though know where you are isn't necessarily a setback. You may just need to be more patient and be willing to work harder.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You could feel caught between doing what you want and what others believe you should be doing. Ultimately, you should decide what you want, though don't completely write off the input of others. There's a saying "take what you need and leave the rest on the shelf." This may be applicable for now.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
There's a chance that you could be reading into something too deeply today or feel as though you've been backed into a corner of sorts. Though before you overreact, it's important to take a moment and reassess the situation. Walking away from it may even be better for now. See things differently.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You could be feeling like you're not anywhere close to where you want to be today, which could have you being unnecessarily hard on yourself. Though instead of feeling like you have to beat a clock of some sort, slow down and catch your breath. Use this time to revise and fine tune your strategy.