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. 31, 2017.
The Moon shifts into no-nonsense Capricorn today, putting us in the mood to work hard and get down to business. Though much of that work may involve tying up loose ends as Mercury, the planet of thought and communication retrogrades back into Leo, bringing the themes of the August 21st Solar Eclipse in Leo back up for review. With Mercury back in Leo, our focus turns to communicating and handling matters with passion and authenticity. By the late evening, the Capricorn Moon meets up with the Sun in Virgo, which motivates us to live from a place of purpose, dedication, and ingenuity.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The focus is on your goals and ambitions today, as you may be wondering if the career you're pursuing is as fulfilling as it should be. If the answer is no, consider this a good time for reconnecting to the things that stoke your passion, even if it means experimenting a little. Move with intention.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You may find yourself thirsting for new experiences or the opportunity to expand what you know. Though in order to move forward and open yourself up to possibility, you may need to reevaluate and challenge your belief system. Something that you believe to be true may be limiting your growth and joy.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Are you digging deep enough when it comes to the world around you or are you just skimming the surface? This may be a question that comes up for you today as you're called to expand your awareness. There's so much more to learn and sink your teeth into. Don't get trapped in a narrow view.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your focus may turn to a professional partnership today as you may need to renegotiate a contract or salary. The key thing to remember is that you shouldn't shouldn't settle for less. This business relationship should be win-win. In matters of the heart, you and bae are able to get on the same page.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You say you want certain things but how dedicated are you to making them happen? This may be something for you to think about today as you're called to be more mindful of how you use your time, energy, and words. Rethink your strategy, reevaluate your commitment, and release self-limiting thoughts.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You could use a break today, so it's important that you take one, especially if you're feeling burnt out. Make sure whatever you do involves doing something fun, interesting, or creative; as pleasure is both healing and affirming. Overall, it's time that you get comfortable with putting your needs first for a change.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
It's time to delve inward and think about what you really want. Are you in alignment with your desires? Maybe what you thought you wanted has changed. That's OK too. The important thing here is making sure that you're not just going through the motions. Believe your dreams are possible.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Communication is a big theme for you today, specifically what happens when you speak from the heart — people connect with your authenticity. Keep this in mind as you go along, remembering how much power your words hold. Use that power to create opportunity, forge connections, make an impact.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may find your mind on your money today, which includes your short and long-term security. As a result, you may be thinking how you can make more of it or whether the way you may your money still feels worth it. Reconnect with your vision board and shoot for that dream opportunity. It's happening.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
The focus is on you and your needs today, which includes your resources. It's time think about the things you really want and whether or not you believe you deserve them. In other words, stop getting in your own way. It's time to tell yourself a new narrative when it comes to abundance and security.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
It's time to dial back and focus on your emotional needs. As such, is there a relationship to someone in your life that needs to be renegotiated or reevaluated. As a people person, it's important to remember that you have needs and feelings too and the people in your life should be able to get that.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
When it comes to your future plans, it's time to think about what you need and don't need in order to make those plans happen. In other words, it's time to bring an end to any unnecessary distractions that may be hindering your success. Look around and determine what needs to be tossed or improved.