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 Aug 1, 2017.
The Moon shifts into freedom-loving Sagittarius this morning, putting us in the mood for new experiences and adventures. We'll find that what we crave most is the opportunity to explore, expand our minds, and learn something new while having fun along the way. Though as the Sagittarius Moon bickers with sentimental Venus in Cancer, we may find ourselves having trouble with holding on to something or someone and letting go. That's why the square-off between the Moon and Mercury in analytical Virgo can help us to sort out fact from fiction by pushing us to think more realistically. Be wary of petty arguments though.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may be feeling pulled between your need for freedom and adventure and your desire for family, comfort, and stability. Though recognize that you don't necessarily have to choose one or the other. Prioritize what's important, know that you don't have to rush, and make time for the things that matter.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your need for security may be hampering a budding romance or your ability to have fun, but it may be best if you pull back a bit and sort things out. For example, can the person you're interested in give you the intimacy you need now? And when it comes to money, are you living beyond your means?
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You and your partner may not be on the same page today as there could be a disagreement between you around money or a home or family related matter. The best thing to do is to work things out through communication and sticking to the facts. If dating, does your love interest align with your values?
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
It's time you showered yourself with a little extra TLC, especially if you've been feeling overworked or under appreciated. You could decide to take better care of your body or do something to jazz up your look. Though whatever improvements you make, let it come from a place of self-love.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
It's possible you could find yourself pining over someone from your past or you may be thinking of dating someone you shouldn't, though before you try to start a dead-end romance or go back to one, think about why you shouldn't in the first place. Hold yourself to a higher standard. Put your happiness first.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You may find yourself pulled between the past and the future today as half of you wants to follow tradition and stick to what's comfortable while the other half of you wants to break free and move forward. While you may want to keep others happy, what you want matters most. You have your own mind, use it.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Where you born to be a stand out or to fall in line like everyone else? While having ambitions and goals are important, there no use in you following a cookie-cutter template in order for you to fulfill them. Sometimes you have to break a few rules to really make a difference. Trust your intuition.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You may have a big idea or vision that you'd like to see come true but your financial needs may getting in the way of that happening. While this can be discouraging, it's important not to give up hope. You may just need to refine your approach or come up with a more practical plan. Keep working.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may find yourself caught between what you want and others expectations of you. Though know that ultimately you need to go in your own direction and stop limiting yourself. In matters of the heart, you could feel the push-pull between freedom and intimacy. Go with whatever you feel the most.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You could find yourself in your feelings today, especially where a relationship is concerned, which means the need to be alone to think things through may be overwhelming. Though if things are going to improve, you may need to shift your thinking and recognize that going it alone isn't what's best for you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
While you may be craving excitement and need to shake things up, there's also a side of you that's enjoying the simple life, which isn't a bad thing. There's satisfaction in taking care of your responsibilities, as well as having a regular routine and a sense of stability. Work on planning for your future.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You may be feeling split between pursuing your professional life and enjoying your personal life, especially if romance is in the picture. However, when it comes to your list of priorities, it's important that you take care of what you need to first. In love, don't let an ideal get in the way of the real thing.