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 Jan. 11, 2018.
The biggest news of the day centers on Mercury, the planet of communication, moving into practical and realistic Capricorn. With Mercury here, it's time to give our words substance and pay attention to the facts. When it comes to our ideas, Mercury in Capricorn will be pushing us to put in the research and footwork to flesh them out. Though with Mercury joining the four other planets that are currently in Capricorn, we'll have to be mindful of thinking too small or becoming pessimistic. It won't be enough to simply call out a problem, we'll have to find a solution too. Meanwhile, the Moon finishes her transit through seductive and secretive Scorpio. Between the Moon in Scorpio and Mercury in Capricorn, we can make the most progress by keeping our heads down and staying focused.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
All eyes are on you. This means that if you want to make a lasting and positive impression, you'll have to walk and talk the part. Your passion and enthusiasm won't be enough to get you ahead now, you have to have the skills and know-how to back it up too. Meanwhile, an idea you pitch could get approved.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
It's time to push yourself to move beyond what you know. At the same time, you're being encouraged to see if what you do know is still valid. Outworn beliefs and old ways of thinking need to go. Also, if you want to move forward, it's time to put in the study and practice to get there. Open your mind.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
It's time to take a realistic look at your finances. If you're currently in over your head, being proactive about getting out of the situation will be better than avoiding it. Know that you have options and things aren't as bleak as they seem. On a different note, a convo with someone you trust could be cathartic.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The lines of communication are opening up for you today. It's a good time to have a discussion with your partner, especially if you need to talk about something serious or get something off your chest. Meanwhile, your partner or someone close to you can might be able to put you on to an opportunity.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Life continues to speed up for you, Leo. However, it will be up to you to manage the flow of the pace. This means that you'll have to work on cutting down distractions and improving your time management skills. Also, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your doctor. Take care of yourself.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You most likely have more than enough on your to-do list, but what's on your bucket list, Virgo? It's time to let your mind wander to more exciting places. Think about some things that you'd love to do and start making some plans to do them. Overall, it's time for some new experiences. Adventure awaits.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You might find yourself growing increasingly nostalgic. Though it will be important for you to not spend all your time living in the past. If something hasn't gone the way you wanted it, it doesn't have to continue to dictate your future. Meanwhile, it's time to question your allegiance to family traditions.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Know that for every problem, there's a solution. Keep this as a reminder, especially for those times when it may seem like there's no way to get around an issue. Sometimes you have to go through it. Either way, it's time to push yourself to see the world around you with fresh eyes. Switch up your view.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your financial health continues to be a theme as you're encouraged to be more mindful about where your money is going. Do you really need to have that thing right now? Really? What if you could start saving some of that cash for something really epic, like a plane ticket to Zanzibar? Think quality now.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You've got the gift of gab now, which means it will be hard for people to tell you "no". If you have a project or idea that you'd like to bring attention to, you should start to see some traction. Expect to see your social circle grow and welcome new faces with open arms. Word of mouth is your best tool.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Be mindful of what you're absorbing, Aquarius. Your brain could use a break from all the junk you've been consuming. Do you really need to be checking your social media feed every hour? No. If you need help with shutting your busy mind off, meditation can help. Getting enough rest helps too.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
The people you know continue to be an asset to you as your friends and associates can help you with uncovering new opportunities. Meanwhile, do you have a message that you'd like to share with the masses? It could be time for that website, podcast, or blog you've been thinking of launching.