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 July 17, 2017.
The Moon shifts into laidback Taurus early this morning,putting us in the mood to take it easy. Even if we have work or responsibilities on our plates to tend to, the Taurus Moon will motivate us to take our time and a no fuss, no muss approach. However, there’s still a couple of hiccups happening today that we may want to keep an eye on. The first one happens later in the morning when Venus in curious Gemini squares off with dreamy Neptune in Pisces. With Venus being the planet in charge of finances and relationships, this Venus-Neptune combination may not have us seeing clearly when it comes to a love or money related matter. If something seems too good to be true under this pairing, it probably is, which is why paying attention tot he facts and figures will be important.
"It’ll be important for us to take a cue from the Taurus Moon — slow down and chill."
The other cosmic event to watch out for today is the square off between Mars in sensitive Cancer and Uranus in impulsive Aries later this evening. Since this is a combination that’s notorious for accidents, fights, and impulsive actions; it’ll be important for us to take a cue from the Taurus Moon — slow down and chill.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Don't let a case of wishful thinking trip you up today, especially if someone is telling you something that sounds too good to be true. If there was ever a time to remain realistic, today is it. Meanwhile, a family matter or something that's been simmering could come to a head. Give yourself space to heal.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The focus is on you and your needs today, which could have you in your feelings. If a friend, sibling, or neighbor has been taking advantage or overstepping their boundaries with you, today could have you ready to call them out. Financially, you may want to put the brakes on spending.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Are you giving away too much of your time, energy, and resources to keep others happy? This might be the question of the day for you. If the answer is yes, it’s time to dial it back and focus on your own needs. You don't have to prove your worth to anyone right now. Honor your feelings.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your attention is on the future today, specifically something you've been hoping or wishing for, though it's possible that your imagination may be getting the better of you. Simply put, you need to pay more attention to the details. Career-wise, try not to make any impulsive decisions.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Your goals and ambitions are spotlighted today and there's a chance that you may be feeling that you're not as far a long as you should be, which could have you making rash or unrealistic decisions. Instead of focusing on the past, celebrate your accomplishments. Slow and steady wins the race.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Are you holding on to a relationship or pursuing one because it fits your ideals instead of seeing this person for who they really are? Sometimes what seems perfect isn't necessarily perfect for you. This might be the theme for you today. Meanwhile, it's time to take back your personal power.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You and your boss or co-worker may not be seeing eye to eye today, which could have you ready to up and leave. Though instead of fantasizing about quitting, this could be the wake up call you need to step out of your comfort zone and get to the root of the issue. Release what's not working.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
There's a chance you've found yourself smitten with a certain someone. However, there's also a chance that this person may not be able to offer you the emotional depth you're looking for now. Overall, your message for today is to keep it simple. Don't force try and force what's not meant to be.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You and your partner or someone close to you may not be on the same page today. Though know that you don't have to bend over backwards in trying to keep them happy, especially if they're not willing to share the emotional or financial labor of the relationship. Put your wellbeing first.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
There's a chance that a project you may think is a light task could turn into something else if you're not careful to get the full details before plowing forward. Simply put - you don't always have to be the "fixer". Meanwhile, the tension is brewing between you and your partner. Take a breather.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
"Keep calm" might be the mantra for you today as there's a strong possibility you'll feel like you're running in circles today. Between drama on the job and things feeling a bit wonky in your personal life, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Take it slow today and don't push yourself too hard.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
If you find yourself feeling creatively unfocused today or just plain stifled, this is a good time to focus on changing your environment, learning something that piques your curiosity, or breaking up the monotony of the day as these are all things that can get your brain and creative juices flowing.