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. 23, 2017.
The Moon remains in optimistic Sagittarius, which would normally have us in the mood for connecting with new people, exploring new places, and enjoying new experiences. However, with the Sun entering the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio today (hello, Scorpio season!), we'll likely find that we're more motivated to stand up for something that we believe in. This Sagittarius-Scorpio combo pushes us to reach down deep to find the courage necessary to pursue our passions and step outside of our comfort zones for the sake of progress and growth.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today and be sure to check out your October 2017 monthly horoscope, too.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
It's all about keeping your eye on the prize today as you're called to focus on what matters to you most. Now's not the time for half-hearted attempts or involving yourself with anything you're not 100 percent sure about. You're either all in or not. Financially, things are beginning to look up. Push forward.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The focus is on partnership today as you and your partner (either in business or romance) may need to talk finances, especially where it pertains getting the most out of a shared investment or figuring out ways to reduce debt. If single, you could meet someone new that offers the possibility of commitment.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
How can you make the most impact on the world around you? This may be the question of the day for you as you strive to bring more purpose to your life. Being of help or service to others today may be able to help you achieve that, as making a difference in the lives of others can bring out your best.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
What are you doing to take care of you today? If you haven't asked yourself this question yet, now might be a good time. If it's been a while since you've had some fun or indulged in a treat, there's no time like present to have some. Creatively, you're on fire. Don't let that creative energy go to waste.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Your focus turns to home and family today as a woman or child in your life may need your loving care and attention. At the same time, how connected do you feel to yourself? This might be a good time for a check-in, especially if you haven't been feeling as grounded or centered lately. Make time for fun.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Your mind is going a mile a minute today, but that might actually be a good thing as creative ideas that you come up with could become gold down the road. Follow your intuition as the insight you have now is spot on. Meanwhile, your ability to persuade or influence others is incredibly strong. Speak up.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Your finances are in the spotlight today, which means your focus is on finding ways to bring in extra cash. Part of this task will require recognizing your worth. Another part of this task will require focusing on the things that you're most passionate about. When it comes to what you want, ask for more.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Happy Birthday, Scorpio! Your season kicks off today and the spotlight is on you. Consider this a reset of sorts as you embark on a brand new year. As such, it's all about getting clear about what you want as just about whatever you put your energy towards can be yours. Splurge on something pretty.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may not be your usual outgoing self at the moment and that's OK. It's all about taking care of your emotional needs anyway, and that may mean tucking yourself away from all of the outside "noise" for the time being. If you're feeling moody, do something that lifts your spirits or makes you sweat.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
When it comes to your hopes and wishes, can you see beyond what's already available to you? Can you see all the possibilities that are available to you? Are those possibilities abundant or limited? These are the biggest questions for you to answer today. In order to make a dream real, you have to have some.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
As if you weren't already making leaps and bounds with your career, the cosmos send you some extra mojo to really edge out the competition. All eyes are on you now, so continue to bring your A game as it could lead to some stellar opportunities. P.S. giving back to others could be its own reward.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Travel, adventure, expanding your worldview — these are themes that you're most focused on, especially when it comes to your professional life. If you don't feel fulfilled at what you do, then why bother? This might be a question that you need to ask yourself. Chase your passions, not your own tail.