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 20, 2017.
There's a meetup between the Sun and Mercury in creative, yet pragmatic Taurus in the very early morning that's perfect for the night owls and early-risers alike. As such, a meeting between these two cosmic characters can inspire strokes of genius and clearheaded planning. Later in the morning planet Pluto joins the retrograde party, beginning its five month backtrack in no-nonsense Capricorn. Under Pluto retrograde, our mission will be focused on facing the things that scare us as a means of empowering ourselves. Speaking of empowerment, communicative Mercury (which is also retrograde) backs into Aries by the early afternoon; turning the heat up on communication.
With Mercury retrograde in Aries, we're called to reclaim our voices by speaking up for ourselves and others, especially in the face of injustice.
With Mercury retrograde in Aries, we're called to reclaim our voices by speaking up for ourselves and others, especially in the face of injustice. By mid-afternoon the Aquarius Moon meets up with Jupiter in Libra which may inspire us to collaborate and share with others.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may need to be mindful of what you say and how you say it as when it comes to getting places, you'll need to make sure others are on your team and not against it. Though you shouldn't have much trouble establishing connections today. Team up with others for leads or opportunities.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You could have a milestone kind-of-a-day today when it comes to your job or career. The key to success through may involve following through or acting on a hunch. Retrace your steps and figure out ways to fine tune/improve on your idea or plans before releasing them. Make something old, new.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
It's time for you to write a new narrative when it comes to your finances and your intimate life. As a result, you may find the feelings you've been trying to ignore coming to the light now so you can address them. Consider this a purging period of sorts as you shed the old version of you.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Finances and stability are on your mind today, which means that this could be the perfect time to reassess your financial obligations, as well as your career trajectory. If you've been thinking about going in a new direction professionally, today could provide you with the push you need.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
A conversation with your partner or someone close to you could help you to see an old situation in a new light or see something entirely new. While you often have a thirst for adventure, even you can get a bit set in your ways. A belief or perception may need to be shed to get closer to freedom.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
It's time to take a step back and re-approach your steps towards financial freedom. Perhaps this may mean working with a financial professional, purchasing insurance or investments, or paying off debts. Meanwhile, if you have a partner or someone with whom you share bills, it's time to talk.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
An ex could come back into the picture today, though it's up to you to decide whether this person stays. Meanwhile, for coupled up Libras, an old conversation or issue may come back up for discussion between you and your partner. This could be an opportunity to get on the same page.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You'll be in the mood to take it down a few notches, which may make it hard to leave your bed. Though if you've been feeling extra drained lately, it's probably best that you take a time out and relax. If you can't stay home, working outdoors or eating a healthier lunch may replenish you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Reconnecting with old friends or someone you haven't seen in a while could do much to lift your spirits today. While you often like to go it alone, you're learning the value of support and community. You may even be inspired to revisit an old project or creative idea at the encouragement of a friend.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Today could bring a win when it comes to your professional life. A bonus or raise could finally come through, while you may hear something positive on a job you applied for in the recent past. Either way, the focus will be on you and looking for new streams of income. A journal could come in handy.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
It's time for you to go back and think about all the things you'd like to learn, experience, and see — travel included. You may have put some of these desires on the back burner, but the cosmos is giving you another nudge. Perhaps there's a way that you can get what you want by taking a different path.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Money is on your mind today as you may be faced with a reoccurring issue around how much you're making or not making. Though you may receive some intuitive insight on how to address this. Perhaps this may mean reconnecting to your self-value and demanding what you're worth.