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. 16, 2018.
The cosmos is pretty busy today thanks in part to this evening's New Moon in Capricorn. Though before we get to the main event, the Capricorn Moon teams up with Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio by the late afternoon, reminding us that if there's anything worth having, we have to put in equal parts commitment and passion into getting it. At the same time, this cosmic combination also reminds us to leave anything behind in our lives that has outworn its purpose or necessity. As the New Moon approaches, the feeling of breaking free and starting fresh will continue to grow stronger, especially as the Moon squares off with rebellious Uranus in Aries. This cosmic combo teaches us that the same old methods, habits, sentiments, etc. won't get us anywhere if we really want change.
Though the New Moon in Capricorn reminds us true progress only comes with patience, determination, and hard work. As the first New Moon of 2018, this moon is a potent one when it comes to planting the seeds that we'd like to see bloom throughout the year. We should look to this moon to help us with initiating any plans that will produce long term benefits and rewards.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your star continues to rise when it comes to your career and ambitions. Today could be the first day of a bright new beginning. Though try not to second-guess yourself, you are more than capable of tackling whatever challenges you may face in getting to the top. Stay focused on your target and hit it.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
All that study you've been putting in and those experiences you've accumulated are about to pay off. As a result, you could manifest the opportunity to teach a class, publish your work, or speak in front of tons of people. On the flip side, if you're hungry for knowledge, it's time to seek it out.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You may feel daunted when it comes to getting something you've been wishing for thanks to the state of your finances. However, it's possible for you to get what you want, if you're willing to dig deep and go the extra mile for it. Make sure whatever you're putting your energy and resources into is worth it.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
A new relationship is on the horizon, which is good news if you're single and looking. Though in order for you to find that one of a kind person for you, it may be time to let go of some of the conventional ideals that you may have about love and relationships. Meanwhile, couples are ready to take a big step.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
It's time to take things seriously where your health and well-being are concerned. If you've been dragging your feet on seeing a doctor or getting fit, today is the day to jump-start your journey to good health. Still, don't try to do too much too soon. Give yourself small, incremental goals you can stick with.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
When it comes to love and romance, it's time for you to take a new approach. It's time to break away from lovers that require fixing and welcome the chance to connect with someone that's already experienced in being accountable for their own "stuff". In other words, what would it be like to have an equal?
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Where is your emotional nourishment coming from? Are you getting enough? Has the time come for you to let go of relationships that offer you very little? These are some of the questions for you to consider today, because you're in need of people, places, and experiences that fill you up with love and strength.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You should feel motivated to bring an idea to life. Whether it's a writing a book, hosting a major event, or the launch of a new website, the stars are helping you to put in the footwork needed to execute a grand plan. Look to ways that you can monetize your message and watch your audience grow.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
It's all about the money today, as you could manifest an opportunity that could help you to bring in more cash. A new job may also be included. Overall, it's time to turn over a new leaf when it comes to how you manage and make your dough. Know your worth and think in terms of quality versus quantity.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Though your birthday season is ending, the cosmos has one more gift for you — the gift of starting fresh. Whether you're looking to head in a new direction or want a new look, today gives you the motivation and clarity to set the wheels in motion. Don't worry too much about what you're leaving behind.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
We're often taught that we have to look outside of ourselves for the answers when many times we are the answer to what we've been seeking. This might be something you're reminded of today. Essentially, you make your own magic. Though you have to believe in it too. See beyond your limits.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You're called to go for your dreams with gusto today. Don't worry too much about how things will fall into place, though trust that they will as they should. At the same time, look towards connecting with the kind of people that represent where you want to be. They may even help you to get there.