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. 14, 2017.
The Moon remains in laid-back Taurus today, though the day may have gotten off to a cranky start thanks to the Moon squaring off with feisty Mars in Leo. Though things improve by the afternoon after the Taurus Moon meets up with sensitive Venus in Cancer (which could be good for relationships and finances) and teams up with powerful Pluto in Capricorn. With the Moon and Pluto together, we should be able to find the courage to face what scares us, while also finding the courage to move past it. By late this evening, the Moon squares off with the Sun in Leo, which could create tension between what we need and what we want or stir up feelings of being unloved. The best way to handle this energy is to figure out if it's just a passing mood or if we need to dig a little deeper to find out what's up.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
If you're feeling creatively stifled by your job, it may be time to question if you should stay there. At the same time, the creative spark you're feeling should push you to stop playing it safe and trust your own genius. Sometimes you need to break the rules to truly create change and leave a lasting impact.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The spotlight is on you and your needs today, which will be important for you to keep in mind, especially if a family member or someone close to you is attempting to impose what they want on you. Know that you don't have to give in to this old family dynamic (or guilt). Follow your own heart.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You may hear or see something today that you may not like, but before you respond from a reactive place, you may want to take a moment to think whether it warrants a response or not. In other words, don't let it get under your skin. You're more than capable of facing this head on. Be strategic.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
When it comes to your relationships, there's a chance that you may not be feeling as appreciated as you should. Though this might be a good time to examine if the people in your life are worthy of being in it. Your relationships should boost you up, not tear you down. You're not obligated to them.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You may be feeling some tension between what you want and what others expect of you, which could zap some of your confidence. However, it's important to remember that what others think of you can't necessarily make or break you, only you have the power to do that. You weren't meant to fit in.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
If there's anything that you learn today, let it be the fact that you have the right to take up space. Simply put: authenticity is sexy. Give yourself space to shine in all of your creative genius. Don't be afraid to let others actually see who you are. Know that you don't always have to be perfect, just be.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
A financial obligation may be getting in the way of seeing your plans come together but know that all is not lost. It may just be that you have to temporarily go back to the drawing board to make sure you're starting off on steady footing. At the same time, don't be afraid to release the past.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You could receive a job offer today or you may be at odds with your supervisor. Either way, you could find yourself questioning your professional goals and ambitions. Before you make any snap decisions, you may want to dig a little deeper to see if this professional relationship (new or old) is worth it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
When it comes to your well-being, it's important to remember that what your brain consumes on a daily basis can make you sick too. Simply put: be mindful of the information you're taking in, especially if it leaves you feeling drained, anxious, or worse. You're not running away, you just need to take care of you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Your love life is heating up, but someone you're interested in or may be currently seeing may not be able to offer you the deeper intimacy that you're craving. Meanwhile, if you're already a part of a couple, finances could be a sore spot today. Try to work with your partner to find a win-win.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You and your partner (either romantic or professional) may not be on the same page today. It could be that you're holding on to something from the past that may not have been fully addressed. However, today could be a good day to get down to the bottom of what's wrong and air out your grievances.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You may be spinning in circles today, which could leave you feeling zapped. Though the trick to getting through the day is to figure out what will get you closer to you making your hopes and wishes come true. Don't be afraid to put something on the back-burner if your energy is better spent elsewhere.