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. 16, 2017.
The day may start out a bit wonky with the Gemini Moon squaring off with Mercury retrograde in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces in the early morning, which could cause some confusion with feelings, relationships, and communicating those feelings. As a result, we may want to take things slowly during the first half of the day. The overall mood of the day shifts for the better when the Moon meets up with passionate Mars in Leo, ramping up our energy. Together, this Moon-Mars combo can give us the confidence and motivation we need to solve problems and get things done.
By the evening, we should find ourselves in good spirits as the Gemini Moon meets up with lighthearted Jupiter in Libra, putting us in the mood to socialize with others and take on new experiences. By the end of the night, the mood turns serious again with the Moon opposing hard-nosed Saturn in Sagittarius. While this can make for a cranky and worrisome combination, it can be useful for finding solutions to challenges rather than complaining about them.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may feel like you're spinning in circles today, or you could receive some information that you don't quite like. Before you respond from a reactive place, try to focus on gathering the facts first. At the same time, your partner or someone close to you can provide sage advice. Some fresh air could help.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A financial issue could be standing in the way of your plans, which could have you concerned about your future. Know that this is only a temporary setback. As such, you should keep your eyes on the prize. Job hunting could be promising, while improving your money habits is a must. Stay centered.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You may be overly concerned with what others want or what they think about you, when you should be more concerned with your own needs. Right now it's more about forming your own opinions and ideas while giving yourself permission to follow your heart. Look to those that already support you.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Something may not be adding up when it comes to the facts and figures today, which means you're going to have to trust your intuition rather than someone else's word or something you see or hear. This may be especially true when it comes to your money or your resources. Protect what belongs to you.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
When it comes to your plans for the future, you may not be seeing your financial situation as clearly as you should, which may mean you need to be more realistic about what you can do or take a closer look at where you're money is going. To get ahead, you can't keep doing the same old thing.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
When it comes to your achievements and what you've accomplished, are you looking for praise from others that may never come? It's time for you to see yourself in a better light and become you're own best cheerleader. You don't have to play humble. You do have to work on building your confidence.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You may find it hard to concentrate and stay focused today, which means that now is not a good time to do anything that requires an attention to detail. Instead, it may be better to meditate or give yourself room to brainstorm ideas. Sometimes letting your mind drift is where you find clarity.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
When it comes to a romance or friendship, you may not be seeing someone clearly. Maybe you're hoping this person will change or maybe you think you can get them to change, however, neither is going to happen. Think about what you want overall for your life and if they fit into it as they already are.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may need to assess if a working partnership or your current career path is something you really want or if you're just going through the motions to make someone else happy. Remember, Sagittarius, you were born to follow your own path and set your own trends. Either people will join you or not.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You could find yourself getting easily overwhelmed today if you're not careful. Though at the same time, you have the ability to handle whatever gets tossed your way. Keep this in mind as you go through your day, especially during those moments when you feel like giving up or you're not making progress.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
A money situation may be stop you from having fun today, which may be a call for better bookkeeping. In terms of romance, it's time for your head and heart to align when it comes to those you're interested in. Simply put: you know your yes' and no's and stick to them. You don't have to settle for less.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You and your partner or someone close to you may not be seeing eye to eye over a home or family related issue. Though you usually like to avoid conflict, you may need to take charge of the situation by setting some boundaries and sticking up for yourself or your principles. Just don't beat yourself up.