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 Nov. 8, 2017.
Though Cancer is known to be a soft, cuddly kind of sign, it isn't afraid to trade that softness for tough, shell-like armor; especially when it comes to protecting something it loves. Not that we'll have to worry about wearing any armor, but we may need to call on some of that Cancerian strength as the Cancer Moon meets up with the Sun in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn all before noon; pushing us to fearlessly go after the things that we feel the most passionate about. Though with Scorpio and Pluto afoot, we may need to watch out for the temptation of getting into power struggles with others or getting sucked in by a manipulative type. Though if we allow our hearts and our intuition to guide us, we should be able to make the most of what the day has to offer.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today, and be sure to check out your November 2017 monthly horoscope, too.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
If someone presses your buttons today, remember that you have control over how you choose to respond. You can't control what others do, but you have a choice in what you do. Simply put, don't let others knock you off your square. Picking and choosing your battles isn't a sign of weakness, it's a strength.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You could feel like you're spinning your wheels today, but that chaos or confusion you're experiencing could be trying to clue you in on something deeper. It's time to stop doing things the way you've always done them and expecting new results. Take a step back and try something different.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
A money situation could be cause for concern today, especially if you've been living outside of your means with the hopes of keeping up appearances. As such, you may need to reevaluate what's important to you and what's not. On positive note, a job search could bring you a promising development.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You may feel like you're being split in two today, especially when it comes to keeping the people in your life happy. Before you make yourself crazy trying to meet others' demands of you, figure out what you want first. This may mean having to draw some long, overdue boundaries. Take care of you.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Pace yourself. You might in the mood to take on the world today, but you shouldn't take on too much either. Instead, handle what you can and don't be afraid to schedule things for another day. Now's not the time for piling more projects on to your plate. Finish what you've started and tie up loose ends.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
A friend could need your help today. If you have the time and resources, feel free to pitch in but don't worry about going above and beyond. You need to take care of what's on your own plate, especially since you don't have much time for distractions right now. Talking to a friend could help clear your head.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
When it comes to how you see yourself, are you looking through someone else's eyes or your own? Answering this question may be today's theme as you're asked to worry less about what others think of you. Practice self-affirmation. Make sure to spend time around people that support you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Your creative energy is shooting through the roof, but is self-doubt getting in the way of following that inspiration? If so, it's time to get out of your own way. At the same time, be mindful of the words and thoughts you choose as they help you to create.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
A financial matter could be making things appear more dire than what they are, but it's important for you to not lose hope. It may mean that you need to be more open to get comfortable with asking for help from others for the time being. Roll with the punches. You have more resources than you think.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You and your partner (or someone close to you) may not be on the same page today, which could have you both unwilling to compromise. Though, this tension might be what you need to address something that's been festering. Be open to talking it through. You might like what you hear after all.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You usually like to go it alone when it comes to getting things done, but today you may need the help of others, especially when it comes to taking care of some of your pending obligations. This means you're going to have to keep the control freak in you on the back burner. Vulnerability isn't a bad thing.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You may be finding it hard to decide whether you should keep someone in your life as a friend or a lover. When it comes to making a decision, you may want to choose the option that keeps things from getting too messy. Don't force what's not meant to be. Besides, there's plenty more fish out there.