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. 4, 2017.
The Moon continues her transit through hardworking Capricorn, which should keep us in the mood for all things practical, responsible, and duty-oriented. There's a meeting between the Capricorn Moon and Mercury in detail-oriented Virgo later this afternoon that can be good for handling business and money-related matters. Overall, this Moon-Mercury pairing can be great for planning and coming up with realistic solutions and ideas. Though there's a square-off between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn to watch out for this afternoon, as this cosmic combo can push us to do too much too soon. The key to harnessing this energy is to focus on the long-term as opposed to instant gratification.
By the late evening, the Capricorn Moon teams up with imaginative Neptune in Pisces, just in time for bedtime. We should look to the Cap Moon to help us figure out how to make our dreams real.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You have the opportunity to gain some major traction today when it comes to your professional life. Though it's important for you to not be so power hungry that you lose sight of the things that are truly important, like family or love from those in your corner. You don't need to force things to happen.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You may feel a bit overwhelmed today, which could give you the urge to cut and run for the hills, especially when it comes to your job. However, this feeling of frustration could mean that you need to pare down the things on your plate and switch up your routine. Don't be afraid to let things go.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Financial concerns or obligations could be hampering your fun or your ability to feel fulfilled, but know this discomfort won't last long. While you may not like to be in your feelings, it's important to pay attention to how you feel. Honoring your emotions can help you to get closer to what you want.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
There could be some tension today between you and your partner or someone close to you today which could throw you off. If you're not getting the love and affection you need today, it may be best to back off for now and shower yourself with some tenderness. Look to things that feed your spirit.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
If you're feeling creatively stifled at your current job, the job lacks little opportunity for growth, or the job has become more stress than its worth, it may be time for an exit. Know that whatever you choose to do, you should feel fulfilled. Holding on to something for security isn't always the best option.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
If you feel undervalued and underpaid for your talents, take a step back and ask yourself why. Your creative power has worth, honor it by listening more to what your heart wants. Take a cue from the rule-breakers and free-spirits in your life. You don't always have to follow a script.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Your relationship to your family or someone close to you could get intense today, which could have you ready to cut this person out of your life. Keep in mind that the only person that you have control over in this situation is yourself. People only change if they want to do it. Don't stress yourself.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
The power of your thinking is stronger than usual, which means you need to make sure your mind is focused on the right things. It's important to recognize that the words and thoughts you choose can have an impact when it comes to getting the things you want (and don't). Make your own magic.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your financial situation could have you ready to give up on yourself or a dream that you have, but it doesn't have to turn into an all-or-nothing situation. Meanwhile, it's time to rethink what you value and whether you're living in alignment with those values. You may need to do a little soul searching.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You could be ready to throw in the towel today when it comes to your ambitions or something career-related. Perhaps it's because you feel conflicted about what you want versus what others may want for you. When it comes to figuring out what you should do, listen closely to your intuition.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Something you once believed to be true may be challenged today, which could have you feeling dejected or wondering if you're on the right path. The thing to remember is that growth is inevitable and sometimes you have to toss out old philosophies in exchange for that growth. Remember, change is good.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
A friendship may not be going the way you want it to or you may be feeling like you're not getting what you truly want from someone. Know that you don't need to force something that's not meant to be. Either the relationship is or isn't. Walking away or releasing your attachment to it may be best.