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 Aug. 21, 2017.
The energy is high today thanks to the Solar Eclipse in Leo (2:40 p.m. EST), which brings some game-changing energy to the table for us all. With the eclipse coinciding with the second New Moon in Leo of the year (a rare event), we should expect this eclipse to help push us towards a fresh start, especially when it comes to following our hearts. As a rule, eclipses motivate us towards change by "eclipsing out" anything in our lives that is no longer working, like a relationship, job, etc. Since this eclipse is joining forces with freedom-loving Uranus in Aries, we should look to this cosmic combo to help us with breaking free of the past in favor for a brighter future.
"The Moon enters detailed-oriented Virgo, which will be helping us to implement the changes the eclipse started, by showing us what's necessary and what's not when it comes to moving forward."
Collectively, we should also expect big changes and shifts when it comes to government and leadership, especially when it comes to the U.S. as this eclipse will be passing over the country. By the late afternoon, the Moon enters detailed-oriented Virgo, which will be helping us to implement the changes the eclipse started, by showing us what's necessary and what's not when it comes to moving forward.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
When your heart speaks, what does it say? Answering this question might be the biggest theme for you today as you're called to follow your passions and pursue the things that light you up. Your creative inspiration could take you far. It seems you're ready for a new adventure anyway. New love awaits.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your home and family are the focus today as you could find yourself looking to buy, sell, or relocate your home. Even if moving is not in the foreseeable future, an upgrade to your living space could make a world of difference. Meanwhile, some Taurus could be prepping for a new addition to the family.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Your message for today is all about your words and ideas and how you use them. It seems that you've got some things percolating around that brain of yours that need to be expressed. Perhaps you may turn those ideas into a story, media piece, or a TED Talk. Overall, it's time for a new point of view.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your financial security comes into the spotlight today as you're pushed to face your fears around scarcity and lack. If you've been experiencing a feast or famine kind of relationship with your money, it's time to bring that relationship to an end. Believe in your worth. A new job is on the horizon.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Just when you thought you were done with birthday gifts and celebrations, the cosmos lines up to deliver yet again. Whatever your heart desires now, it's possible for you to have it, which means you can't afford to settle for just anything offered to you. It's your moment to shine. Move with intention.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Healing and regeneration are the themes for you today, as you're called to take a much needed time out. You may want to push yourself to the limit like you usually do, but it seems your body and spirit have other plans. You can't run on an empty tank, Virgo, so why try? Put your needs first right now.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
It's all about who you know now, which means that when it comes to getting ahead, look to establishing alliances and connections with those that can help you to further capitalize on the reputation you've been building for yourself. Meanwhile, when it comes to your plans for the future, be open to change.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You might have to change your name and title to "Big Boss" soon as you could receive a prestigious job offer, promotion, or widespread recognition for your achievements. This is no small feat though, so know that whatever comes your way, you've earned it. Meanwhile, could wedding bells be in the picture?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You're pushed to step out of your comfort zone and jump in to the things that get your blood pumping. While playing it safe has been helpful for you, it's important that you don't get stuck. Travel, publishing, or even taking up a new subject of study could all be beneficial to your growth. Open your heart again.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
When it comes to your finances, things could significantly improve as you could receive the money you need to pay off a significant debt with the help of your partner, a loan, or another lump sum payment. In love, you could make an intimate connection with someone that changes you for the better.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Expect shakeups and new beginnings when it comes to the way you connect with another. If you've been stuck in a dead-end relationship, you could find yourself saying goodbye, while other Aquarius could be ready to embark on a new chapter with their beloved. If single, you could make a promising match.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Big shifts are afoot when it comes to your everyday routine and schedule. This could mean switching or leaving jobs, finding a better way to manage/prioritize your workload, or finding better ways to manage stress and anxiety. If you've been overdue for a checkup, now's a good time for it.