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 May 16, 2017.
The morning should be fairly productive as Mercury, the planet of communication, leaves the blustery realm of Aries behind for patient and pragmatic Taurus. Meanwhile the Moon rounds out her transit through dutiful Capricorn, syncing up with the Sun in Taurus, which is a great combination for helping us to achieve the success, stability, and security we want. Shortly after this meeting, the Moon squares off with unconventional Uranus in Aries, which can cause an emotional upset or two when it comes to getting something we need. The best way to handle this aspect is to allow Uranus to highlight what we need to change and harnessing the determination and resilience of the Capricorn Moon to see that change through.
We'll be pushed to make any changes through a step-by-step approach as opposed to sweeping transformations.
When the Moon shifts into innovative Aquarius early in the afternoon, the theme around change will continue. Though when the Aquarius Moon squares off with Mercury in Taurus by the late afternoon, we'll be pushed to make any changes through a step-by-step approach as opposed to sweeping transformations.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may experience some confusion today as to whether you should break the rules or follow them when it comes to your goals and ambitions. While there are no shortcuts here, it is important that you feel passionate about what you do. As such, it may be time to reevaluate what's really important to you.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You may be feeling like you can't truly be your authentic self or are unaccepted in some way. However, it's important that you don't dwell too much on this as your focus should be on honoring your unique voice and point of view. When all is said and done, only you have the power to define who you really are.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
If an unstable or uneven friendship has left you feeling low, today could give you the push you need to take back your power and give this person the boot. On another note, when it comes to love, intimacy, and your future a romantic interest may no longer apply. Above all else, trust your intuition.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You could decide to make an exit where you currently work, especially if there's been a lack of teamwork between you and someone in a key position. While you shouldn't make any rash decisions, you should work on your exit strategy. Start talking to people within your network for job leads.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You may be doing too much today when it comes to making improvements or changes in your day-to-day life. While you should be focused on making healthy and productive changes, you should take things step-by-step instead of trying to rush them. Career-wise, partnership shouldn't be a distraction.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
A financial matter may be getting in the way of your ability to feel good or enjoy yourself right now, which could be the source of undue anxiety or stress. While this situation is a temporary one, it's time to learn a new approach in terms of how to better handle your money and priorities.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Your partner (whether romantic or professional) could do something today that seems rather jarring or disconcerting to you. Though know that this could be a prompt for you two discuss what may really be at the root of this problem, especially if finances or intimacy is concerned. Sort it out.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You may feel overwhelmed today by last-minute projects, mishaps, or plans that may seem like a concerted effort to throw off your day (and your mood). However, before you go into a tailspin, don't bother trying to handle everything on your own. Ask your partner, family, roommates, etc. for help.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
While you may be the care-free type, a romantic interest could rattle your self-esteem today, which could have you feeling unnecessarily bad about yourself. Instead of giving this person too much of your attention, pay attention to the facts: they don't know you better than you. Move on.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
An issue with your sense of security or your relationship to a family member could throw you for a loop today. Though before you go into fix-it mode know that the discomfort you feel may happening because you need to value yourself and your needs more. Simply put: you can't rescue everyone.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You could be feeling a bit anxious and unsettled today as an old fear or feeling could take you by surprise. Before you spin too far out of control, talk about what you're feeling with a family member or therapist. Overall, your mission today is figure out how you can best get grounded and keep calm.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You may be having some anxiety around your money today, which could be the result of an unexpected expense or a sharp decline in funds. As a result, you could be feeling like something you've been wanting won't come through as planned. Take a step back, breathe, and talk to others for support.