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. 23, 2017.
After a slow, cranky start to the morning thanks to the Virgo Moon and serious Saturn in Sagittarius squaring off, the skies become much friendlier as the Moon meets up with Venus in cuddly Cancer by the late afternoon. With the Moon and Venus working together, connecting with others professionally, romantically, or otherwise has its rewards — especially if we're coming from an earnest place. In terms of finances, this Moon-Venus pairing can show us how to grow our money and save for a rainy day. With the Moon in Virgo for much of the day, the overall mood will be centered on getting things organized and squared away. By the late evening the Moon shifts into relationship-oriented Libra, bringing the focus back to how we mate and relate with others.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Self-care comes to mind for you today, as you do best when you take things slow and operate from a grounded place opposed to a harried, frantic one. How you choose to nourish your body counts too, since the fuel you feed your body determines how well it runs. Be wary of people that drain you.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your creative energy should be pulsing today, which means that an idea or project that you choose to throw yourself into, could be something that lands you on the map. Though regardless what you do, make sure your heart is 100% into it. Meanwhile, time spent with close friends is needed.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Your short- and long-term security are the focus today, which could have you working to improve your sense of stability. This could lead to a job hunt or the decision to move or upgrade your living space. Overall, this is about recognizing your worth. On another note, make some space for playtime.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You have the power of persuasion today, which means you should look to ways you can create opportunities for yourself through genuine, heartfelt connections with others. With the right amount of charm, wit, and intuition you can win people over; people that can help to open doors for you.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Even though your birthday season may be over, you can still treat yourself to something nice. A little money spent on yourself today could be the thing you need to lift your spirits. Meanwhile, when it comes to your money, use gratitude to help you with attracting more of it. Align your head and heart.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Your friendships and associations are a source of enjoyment and support as making time to spend with cherished friends could be what you need to put you in a good mood. At the same time, rubbing shoulders with folks in your network could lead to an opportunity. Giving back also feels good.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
"Ask and you shall receive" may be the theme for you today as something you've had your sights set on could materialize; like a job offer, promotion, or some form of prestigious recognition. Overall it's time to get back to feeling good about you and to remind yourself how much you bring to the table.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You may be in the mood to shoot for the stars today and that doesn't mean that you shouldn't try. When it comes to your hopes, wishes, and dreams it's time to follow your heart and break away from self-limiting beliefs. Though facing the unknown can be scary, it's time to have faith in what's possible.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
The spotlight is on your career today, which means you could get rewarded for a job well done; either by way of a bonus or the green light on a business investment. Though overall, much of what you accomplish today will be done by honoring your own power. Keep company with those that support you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
The romantic forecast looks bright today, especially when you open your heart to someone different from your usual. At the same time, when it comes to fulfilling a dream, teaming up with a formidable partner could help you to get closer to seeing that dream come true. Celebrate how far you've come.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You should be able to hit the ground running when it comes to work today, which means you might also have the opportunity to impress the higher ups, leading to step up at the job. If job hunting, you could uncover a promising lead or two. Overall, move with intent. Don't just go through the motions.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Don't be surprised if you're turning heads today because romance is in the air. If you're on the market for a new boo, the chances of meeting someone are high, so get out and flirt. If you're already in a relationship, you and your love do best with some quality time spent together. It's about to get steamy.