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. 18, 2017.
The Moon remains in sensitive Cancer today, putting us in the mood to cocoon ourselves away and cozy up to the ones we love. Since Cancer Moons bring out the nurturer in us all, we shouldn't be surprised if we're overly concerned with the well-being of others, especially as the Moon teams up with compassionate Neptune in Pisces this morning. Caring for others, especially those in need, could be rewarding. Meanwhile, this Moon-Neptune combination will also have us feeling more intuitive and creative than usual, which can be good for dreaming up new ideas, solving problems, and keeping faith in the face of a challenge. By the late afternoon, the Cancer Moon opposes power hungry Pluto in Capricorn followed by a square-off between the Moon and Jupiter in Libra toward the end of the night. This kind of cosmic combo could stir up tensions and power struggles when it comes to relating to others. The key to handling this energy will be to avoid taking anything too personally while determining if it's time to let go of unhealthy relationships.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
If someone gets under your skin today, remember that you have control over how you choose to respond. You can't control what others do, but you have a choice in what you do. Simply put, don't let people push your buttons. Making a conscious effort to pick and choose your battles isn't a sign of weakness.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You could feel like you're running around in circles today, but that chaos or confusion you're experiencing could be trying to clue you in on something deeper. It's time to stop doing things the way you've always done them and expecting new results. Take a breath, find your center, and do it differently.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
A financial situation could be cause for concern today, especially if you've been living outside of your means with the hopes of keeping up appearances. As a result, you may need to reevaluate what's important to you and what's not. On another note, a job search could bring you a promising lead.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You may feel like you're being pulled in multiple directions today, especially when it comes to keeping others happy. Before you run yourself ragged trying to meet others' demands on you, take a moment to figure out what you want first. As a result, you may have to draw some long overdue boundaries.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Pace yourself, Leo. You might in the mood to take on the world today, but you don't want to risk burning yourself out either. Instead, do what you can and don't be afraid to schedule things for another day. Now's not the time for piling more projects on to your plate. Finish what you've started.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
A friend could call on your help today. If you have the time and resources, feel free to pitch in but don't trouble yourself with going above and beyond. You need to conserve some of your energy. Meanwhile, a financial issue may be getting in the way of your plans. Talking to a friend or partner may help.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
When it comes to how you see yourself, are you looking through someone else's eyes or your own? This may be the big question for you today as you're asked to worry less about what others think of you. Practice self-affirmation. As per the company you keep, make sure it's people that support you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You're creative energy is buzzing now, but are you trying to talk yourself out of following that inspiration? Maybe fear or tunnel vision is getting in the way of you being able to see all that's possible. If so, it's time for you to work on developing your faith. Be mindful of the words and thoughts you choose.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
A money matter could be hampering your plans for the future, but it's important for you to not lose hope. It may mean that you need to be more open to receiving help from others (like your family, partner, or someone close to you) as well as being more flexible with your plans. Roll with the punches.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You and your partner may not be seeing eye to eye today, which could have you both unwilling to compromise. Though, this tension might be what you need to address something that's been festering. Be open to talking it through. Professionally, when it comes to your money, be prepared to negotiate.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You usually like to fly solo when it comes to getting things done, but today you might have to rely on the help of others, especially when it comes to knocking off your to-do list. This means you're going to have to keep the control freak in you at bay. A kind act for someone could be rewarding.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You may be looking for something deeper when it comes to a romantic interest, but you may not feel like you're getting what you want. Instead of trying to force something that's not meant to be by only seeing what you want about this situation, know that some self-love goes a long way. Move on.