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. 22, 2017.
It should be a mostly productive day with the Moon in detailed-oriented Virgo, which should put us in the mood to get down to work. Though with Mercury still retrograde, we should exercise Virgo's knack for patience, discipline, and follow-through when it comes to handling things on our plates. This will be especially true as the Sun leaves Leo later this evening for Virgo, kicking off a month long celebration of the practical, the accomplished, and the focused. Though we may have to watch out for a few hiccups when the Virgo Moon opposes imaginative Neptune in Pisces in the afternoon. Thinking could be fuzzy around this time, so it may be good to use this energy for more creative pursuits.
By late tonight, we're back on track when the Virgo Moon meets up with powerful Pluto in Capricorn, giving us the strength and determination to move past challenges and let go of what we don't need.
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 get busy Aries and to finish what you've started. If you want to make progress now, you're going to have to stay focused and be willing to put in the work and dedication to get there. Now's the time to start thinking about your purpose and if you're aligned with it. Fix what doesn't work for you.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Love, passion, and adventure are on the menu for you as you find the need to relax and have fun to be stronger than ever. If single, the chances for meeting someone new increases, though you may still hear from an ex or two. On another note, it's time to believe in yourself again and take a calculated risk.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The focus is on your private life today, as you may find yourself dealing with a home or family related matter. Meanwhile, you may also be preoccupied with the past and wondering if the things you've done are in alignment with what you want to do. Try not to be too harsh on yourself. You're more than capable.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You may be facing a battle between head and heart today, though know that taking a practical approach to planning and execution doesn't mean that you have to give up your dreams. Work on tackling what's already in front of you and take it slow. A convo or collaboration with a partner could be successful.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Let's talk money, honey. How you make it, save it, and spend it will be the focus today as you're called to be more mindful of your cash flow. If there's any confusion around what you owe or what someone owes you, it could be good to sit down and sort it out today. A job hunt could be successful.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Happy Birthday! With the stars lining up today on your behalf, it's time to focus solely on yourself. Don't be surprised if you're ready to switch up your look or start a new health regimen. As you come up on your personal New Year, look to ways you can deepen the connection to you and what you love.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Is it time for you to take a mini-retreat or a sabbatical? Looks like the answer is "yes". Maybe you can start by taking a news or social media break, as you need to be mindful of what you're emotionally absorbing on a regular basis. Talking to someone you trust about how you feel can be cathartic. Let go.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Your friendships and associations come into the spotlight today as you're encouraged to evaluate what relationships are worth keeping and those worth letting go. If you need to have a heart to heart with a friend, do so. Meanwhile, it may be time to return to a creative project you put on the back-burner.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
The focus is on your career and your ambitions now, as you're called to level up and bring your A game in all you do. If you've been finding yourself rethinking your current goals or career path, that's a good thing as whatever you dedicate yourself to, you want to believe in it 100 percent. Get your money right.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
It's time to shake things up and open up your mind to new possibilities. Getting stuck where you are is no longer an option. Look to ways you can broaden your experience and your mind. This may include travel, education, or connecting with others from different walks of life. Go and grow.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Your financial habits come up for scrutiny, especially if you have a looming debt or financial obligation that's been keeping you up at night. If you're in over your head, maybe it's time to consider debt counseling. Do your research. In matters of the heart, are you sharing the emotional labor?
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Partnership is the focus, as you find yourself ready to connect with others at the one-on-one level. In love, this could mean meeting someone new while getting clear about what a healthy partnership looks like. Professionally, this could mean growing a business or clientele. Hold others accountable though.