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 Oct. 12, 2017.
Today may feel like a cranky, "under your skin" kind of day thanks to the sensitive Cancer Moon squaring off with multiple planets and teaming up with aggressive Mars in Virgo by the late afternoon. While it may be hard to stay above the fray, we can put this Cancer Moon energy to good use by fiercely nurturing ourselves and others, especially the most vulnerable among us. By the late evening, Mercury in diplomatic Libra meets up with serious Saturn in Sagittarius, which can help open the lines of communication and assist us with finding a viable solution to a problem at hand.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You and someone close to may not be on the same page today, which could leave you feeling frustrated. Though whatever comes up ask yourself if there's a more gentle, diplomatic way for you to deal with it. And no, you don't have to be a pushover. Sometimes you just need to be flexible.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You might be dealing with such a heavy workload today, that you might be feeling that you could burnout at any minute. While you may not be able to shirk your responsibilities for the day, you can keep your circuits from getting fried. In other words, you need some fun in your life.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Your finances remain in the spotlight as you could be feeling the crunch when it comes to your cash flow. As a result, a big-ticket item or purchase may need to be put on hold. It's not that you can't get what you want; it just means that you may need to be more practical with your money for now.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
While you may feel like you're being pulled in multiple directions today, try not to let others pile their demands on you. You don't have to be nice at the expense of your well-being. It's OK to speak up and let others know how much you can do and what you can't. You can say it with love, but be firm.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
What's fact and what's fiction? Discerning between the two might be the biggest goal for you today as something you hear or see today may need to be thoroughly fact-checked before you run with it. Don't discount your intuition because that will come in handy too. Stick to your value system.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Is there a friend in your life that's being a little too needy right now? Are they demanding too much of your time and emotional energy? You don't have to oblige this person, especially if this has been more of a one-sided relationship. Find your strength and draw a boundary. Take care of you first.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Are you being overly concerned with what others think of you right now? If you're waiting for validation or approval from someone else, you might be waiting a long time. Overall, don't let anyone throw you off center. The only thing that truly matters is what you think about yourself.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You might be feeling a bit anxious or overwhelmed today, which may be hampering your ability to get anything done. However, instead of feeling like you have to go through this alone, it may be helpful to talk to a friend and surround yourself with some supportive people. Ask for help.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may be in the mood to make some last-minute plans with friends, but those bills you have won't pay themselves, unfortunately. As boring as adulthood may be, your best bet is to save your dollars and put them towards a long-term goal. You can't afford the instant gratification right now.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Your partner or someone close to you may be in need of some TLC, but the demands of work or a family matter may not have you in a romantic mood. Though maybe underneath it all you could use some TLC too. A mini getaway for two or sharing something fun together could be worth it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
"Easy does it," might have to be your mantra today as it seems like you have a lot on your plate. At the same time, when it comes to one of your big plans, you may need to take more time to work out the details instead of jumping head first into it. Financially, things are beginning to improve.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You're craving some fun today, but your financial situation may not be fun. As a result, you may have to come up with a more affordable way to enjoy yourself. Look to your partner or someone close to you to help you come up with an alternative. They may even treat you to something nice.