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 8, 2017.
Hopefully you've had a chill weekend because this is going to be a high energy week, starting with today. The Moon remains in relationship-oriented Libra, which keeps the emphasis on how we best mate and relate with others. Starting off the day, there's an intense meetup between the Moon and power-hungry Pluto in Capricorn which may have us on the defensive or overly concerned with what others say and do.
By the afternoon, we may be more than happy to give others a piece of our mind about it too as the Libra Moon opposes feisty Mercury in Aries. Though these are challenging aspects, Mercury and Pluto can help us to find the courage we need to assert ourselves in an imbalanced relationship; whether it's romantic, professional, familial or something else. When the Moon meets up with serious Saturn in Sagittarius by the evening, this aspect can pave the way for a heart-to-heart exchange or an objective approach to a relationship issue.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You could be feeling some tension today between trusting your own thoughts and perceptions versus what your partner or someone else says. Though you shouldn't totally discount the outside input, there's a saying "take only what you need an leave the rest on the shelf" that may apply here.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Although you enjoy a good hard day's work, today you may want to avoid taking on too much as your mind and body could use a bit of a break. Give yourself space for a little solitude. Take time to think, meditate, rest and nourish your body. If feeling anxious, therapy or exercise could help.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Are your friends demanding a little too much of your time and attention today when you really much rather be focused on you want what you want? No need to feel guilty about putting your needs first today, especially when it comes to indulging in something you love. You can catch up to them later.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You could be experiencing some trouble in trying to balance a family or home related matter with the demands of your career today, while it may seem like you have little help on either side. Though before you get overwhelmed, prioritize what's most important and don't be afraid to say "no".
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You could find yourself being super opinionated today, though before you let those Twitter or text fingers fly, think about whether you're using your words to empower, heal, or hurt. It may be best to use that energy to focus on bringing your ideas and creative visions to life. Good news is coming.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Your finances could come up for discussion today, especially if you share bills or a joint account with someone as an unexpected expense could come up. Though while this could be an uncomfortable situation it could have you thinking more clearly about your stability and financial future.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You could be going back and forth with someone close to you today as the two of you may not be seeing eye to eye when it comes to something you need and what they're doing. Though this might be where your powers of communication come in as the two of you may need to talk it out.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Today may be one hectic, high energy day when what you really need to is to sleep in and take it easy. If calling off work isn't possible, do make sure that you carve out some quiet time and relaxation for yourself. On another note, today could provide you the push you need to kill a dead-end gig.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
While you may be focused on having a good time right now, you may need to get serious for a moment and think more closely about your future. While you can't be all work and no play, you may be better off at this time figuring out how you can make that playful/creative energy work for your pockets.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
There could be some conflict today between what you feel you should be doing in terms of your career and where your focus should really be right now, especially when it comes to your home or private life. You may be pushing yourself harder than you need to. Practice letting go.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You have a need to focus on the big picture but you keep getting caught up in the details. While you shouldn't let your dream go, it is important to plan out how you're going to make it actually happen. It's time to temper your creative approach with a bit of realism. Overall, you just need to take your time.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
When it comes to an intimate relationship, you may be battling with yourself when it comes to your need for intimacy and the need to hold fast to your values. Though don't think it has to be one or the other when it comes to love. Look for the person that's mature enough to match your values and needs.