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 Jan. 17, 2017.
Partnership, teamwork, and love are the focus for today as the Moon shifts into relationship-minded Libra, which puts us in the mood to reach out and connect with others. Though there's a chance that signals may get crossed in the early afternoon, when the Moon squares off with Mercury in Capricorn. As a result of the tension between these two, we could be a little too harsh on someone or take what someone says the wrong way. The best way to deal with this kind of conflict though is to talk it through.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may have become so focused on your career and ambitions that you may be forgetting what your partner needs or the fact that you may need others. While you're not being asked to give up your independence or your dreams, know that you can't always do it all by yourself.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The need you feel to make others happy right now make be getting in the way of your thirst for freedom. While you don't want to damage your relationships, it may be time to consider ways that you may go out of your way for others when you should save some of that energy for yourself. Balance, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Someone you're romantically interested in seems to be just the right combo of fun, charm, and wit that you like but can they give you anything more beyond that? This may be worth examining. On another note, are you valuing your gifts enough so that others will value them too? If not, here's your chance.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You and your partner could get into a little spat today, namely over an issue that concerns your home or family. Instead of getting too upset, this could be the opportunity for the two of you to put your heads together and come up with a solution that you both can be happy with — work it out.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Today it may feel like you're running in circles, especially as people you know — from friends, to co-workers, to siblings — may be asking you for a million things. However, before you blow a gasket, try your best to prioritize what's on your plate and if you're really not feeling up to something — say no.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Someone you know or may be trying to get to know seems to be saying all the right things that you want to hear. However, when you really think about this person in context to their words, is something lacking? Specifically, substance? Wait for proof before you take anything at face value.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You and a family member or someone you live with may not be on the same page today but don't allow this temporary misunderstanding to deter you from doing something that you need to do for yourself or say for yourself. Compromise is not something that's always your job to do.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You may catch wind of a rumor or some other information that has you wondering if you're really seeing/hearing what you're seeing or hearing. Before you act (or overreact) on anything, it may be wise to wait until you have all the facts. Though as always, your keen intuition can help.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Often a friend to many, you usually have no qualms about coming to the rescue for a friend or helping a friend out, though you may find that not everyone is willing to do the same for you. When it comes to your friendships and associations, it may be time to start upholding your boundaries.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
If you feel like you may not be getting the recognition that you deserve from others, namely where it pertains to your career or image, this may be a reminder that no one can sing your praises like you can. So enough with the modesty/humility. You need to let others know how much of a boss you are.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You may be feeling the urge to take a risk on something or to exercise your more free-spirited ways, meanwhile you may be also be fearful that what you want to do won't work out. Instead of doing something impulsive or letting fear talk you out of a new experience, take a moment and plan it out.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
You could have a disagreement with a friend today that brings something that's been stewing between the two of you to light. Though don't avoid the conflict for the sake of keeping the peace as whatever comes up now needs to be brought to the surface so you can address it once and for all.