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. 17, 2017.
The day might have gotten off to a busy start, thanks to a meeting between the chatty Gemini Moon and Uranus in Aries, though the pace slows down significantly when the Moon enters cuddly and cozy Cancer by the afternoon. With the Moon in Cancer, we may find ourselves feeling more sensitive and sentimental than usual, which usually means our time is best spent in the company of friends or family or taking part in something that nourishes the soul. A little comfort food might not be a bad idea either.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
It's time to fall back and bring your attention inward, as focus turns to your private life. If you find yourself in need of some TLC today, time spent with close friends or family could do the trick. Need some alone time? That's cool too. Get some snacks, your favorite movie, and a cozy spot on the couch.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're at your best today when connecting and sharing with others, so don't be surprised if you find yourself having heartfelt conversations with strangers as well as the people you know. The right conversation could be inspiring food for thought, so keep your ears open. A friend could use a kind ear.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Let's face it - nice things are...nice. And having nice things is even nicer. Now while it's a good idea to treat yourself to something nice as often as you can afford, it's also important to recognize that you're not the sum total of what you have (or what you don't). Define your worth on your terms.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
I need you to promise yourself something. I need you to promise yourself that when others offer you help or support today, you'll take it. I also need you to promise yourself that you talk about what you feel, instead of sulking on it. Simply put, take care of you. Start by honoring your own needs.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Feeling moody, rundown, or like you just want to be left alone today? Pay attention to those feelings, as they're a message from the universe telling you that you need a serious time out. Give yourself space to rest and or even cry. Your soul needs some healing. Do what you can to refill your tank.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
If there's an overall message for you to takeaway today, that message is to be mindful of the company you keep, especially when it comes to folks that zap or drain your energy. Make an effort to seek out the people that fill you up. Meanwhile, pitching in for a worthwhile cause could be rewarding.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You might find yourself feeling a bit sensitive around your image or reputation today, which could have you feeling like you need to defend yourself against what others may think or have to say about you. However, it's important not to worry or read too much into anything right now. Just do your best.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
If progress feels slow or like it's not happening at all, it could be that you need to change your perspective first. Sometimes seeing the world through a wider lens can make all difference in terms of the direction you take or even recognizing how far you've come. Try to avoid tunnel vision for now.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
If debt or a financial obligation has been an issue, today's a good time to not only address this money matter but it's also a good time to work on healing any wounds you may have around scarcity and instability. At the same time, it's OK to admit you want something deeper when it comes to love.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Your heart is in need of some attention today, so put snuggle time with bae on your agenda or spend some quality time with a close, nurturing friend. If single, this could be a time to get clear about what you want from a partner while being wary of those that drain you. Nurture your relationships.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Though there's a pile of things you need to take care of today, at least one of those things should be you. Though try to keep the negative self-talk to a minimum. Berating yourself for procrastinating on an important project won't help. Be kinder to yourself. You deserve it.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
L'amour is in the air today, which means you should have no trouble turning heads. Even if you've already got a bae, you can still get in on the romantic fun with an intimate evening for two. Need some more fun in your life? Hit up your BFFs and hit the town. A creative project could be cathartic.