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. 9, 2017.
Though the Moon is in upbeat Gemini, the day may feel a bit bumpy thanks to multiple planets squaring off with each other. "Easy does it" may be the motto to adopt today when it comes to maintaining the peace, especially as communicative Mercury in Libra squares off with power-hungry Pluto which can cause us to read too deeply into things or wound others with our words. However, this match up can be useful when it comes to challenging outworn beliefs or thinking. By the late afternoon, the Gemini Moon squares off with dreamy Neptune in Pisces, which could have us feeling foggy or uncertain. The best thing to do is to put this Moon-Neptune energy towards creative pursuits and put off more important matters and decisions for later.
Towards the end of the night, the Libra Sun also squares off with Pluto, which could have us taking an "any means necessary" approach when it comes to getting what we want. While this can be a helpful combo for breaking free of a stale or toxic situation, we'll have to be mindful of trying to control things we can't.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may have a hard time focusing or concentrating today, which means today's not the day for taking on anything that requires your full attention. At the same time, if you must take on an important project or responsibility, make sure you have some backup. You don't have to do it all on your own.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
When it comes to your future plans, you may feel like you're not making the kind of progress you'd like to see. However, it could be that your plans could use some fine-tuning first. In other words, if you're sending out mixed signals to the cosmos in terms of what you want, you're going to get mixed results.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
In love and marriage, oftentimes what works for others won't necessarily work for you. Keep this in mind if you've been thinking that love is supposed to follow a specific formula. What matters most is that both parties are happy. Meanwhile, when it comes to your creative gifts don't shortchange yourself.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Are you being a little too idealistic right now when it comes to pursuing a dream? It's not that your dream won't come true, it's just that it may not be how or with who you think it should. Maybe this means you need to work out the details and not jump head first into anything. Listen to your intuition.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Something you've been wishing for may not be coming together the way you want, most likely because of a financial issue. If it's related to your job or salary, you may need to get be more direct with your employer about what you want or seek clarification on an agreement. Meanwhile, a toxic relationship has to go.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Is a business or romantic relationship all it's cracked up to be? This might be the question on your mind today. The fact of the matter is that you can and should do better. Don't think you have to settle. Value your time, energy, and resources and others will too. You set the standard on how others treat you.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You want to feel fulfilled in the work that you do, but what steps are you taking to ensure that you get what you want? Part of the answer may mean taking a risk on something that you've been craving and opening yourself up to a new opportunity. Moving past fear and the past in general will also help.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Are you seeing someone clearly enough when it comes to your romantic life? Chances are you're not being paranoid. This person may not be all that they seem. As intriguing as this mystery might be, it may not be worth all the trouble of sticking around and finding out. Your spirit already knows.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You're usually a forward thinker but have you been stuck too far in the past lately, especially where a relationship may be concerned? It's time to let it go, Sagittarius, and move on. Something (or should I say someone?) better is coming along. In the meantime, get clear about what you really want.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You may feel like you're running in circles today which means you should slow down and go with the flow rather than try to press forward. Meanwhile, when it comes to your relationships to others (especially in a professional setting), you can't control what they do but you can control how you respond.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
The biggest message for you today, comes courtesy of the cosmos which gently reminds you to be clear about what you want and to make sure that you're not accepting something simply because someone else says you should. You have your own mind and you know how to use it. Make sure you do that.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
People often can help but be drawn to you because of your natural charm and big heart, though that doesn't mean that everyone should have access to you. Today's one of those days when you'll have to vet others carefully. Meanwhile, don't let nostalgia throw you into your feelings. Let go.