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. 2, 2018
Coming fresh off of yesterday's Full Moon in Cancer, we may still be feeling a few aftershocks as the Moon remains in Cancer while opposing power hungry Pluto and squaring off with unpredictable Uranus in Aries all before the end of the day. As such, we may have to watch for mood swings and irritability. The highlight of the day however, happens in the morning when Uranus, the planet of sudden change and unconventional thinking, turns direct after being retrograde for the last five months. Between the Full Moon energy that's still lingering in the air and Uranus moving forward we're starting the year off right as we're pushed to leave the past behind us and start anew.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You more than anyone might be ready to start fresh, especially with all of the moments of clarity that you've been receiving as of late. It's time to take all of that energy you're buzzing with and channel it into moving forward, which may mean cutting toxic family ties or going in an entirely different direction.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
When it comes to the information that you absorb, it may be wise to be a bit more choosy about what you're consuming. Though this doesn't just apply to TV and social media but the kinds of conversations that you're having with others as well. Entertaining gossip and other negative talk is bad for you too.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
While you fancy yourself a people person, it may be time for you to break free of some of the people in your life, especially if your values and needs no longer align with theirs. In other words, you've outgrown these relationships. It's time to move on and connect with people that are on your wavelength.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
If things may have seem shaky or unstable when it comes to your career, it's the cosmos' way of pushing you towards something else — something that will help you to set yourself apart from the rest. Though in order to do so, you'll have to be willing to let of of any self-limiting attitudes and relationships.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You might find yourself burning the candle at both ends today, especially with all of the ideas that you're eager to get started on. Though before you get ahead of yourself, try to slow down and pace your work. You need the downtime. Meanwhile, something could push you to get emotionally honest.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You could have a situation on your hands today, where someone you thought you could depend on, might not come through the way that you were expecting. If this has been a pattern with this person, it may be time to ask yourself why. The only person's actions you're responsible for are yours.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
One person's ideals about love and relationships, doesn't mean they have to be your ideals too. In other words, when it comes to what you want in a partnership, it may look very different to what everyone else is doing. On a different note, it may be time to end a business partnership or agreement.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Now that you have a hankering to do something different, the big question is will you follow through with it? You tend to be a creature of habit and love to keep things the same, but you're being pushed to spread your wings and grow. Doing so may involve shifting the way you think. Be open to new directions.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You may find yourself feeling a little tender today, especially when it comes to your feelings around love or an intimate relationship. It seems someone hasn't been meeting your needs. Though as cliche as it might sound right now, don't cry over spilled milk. You're clearing out the old to make way for the new.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
When it comes to your past relationships, you probably can go back and find a common thread that runs through all of them. In this moment, you have the opportunity to change that thread. No, it doesn't mean shifting all the blame onto yourself or someone else. It means choosing differently, even if it's scary.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
It might be hard to tell if you're going or coming today, though as hectic as the day may get, make sure to set aside time to take care of yourself. That means making sure to stay hydrated, take breaks as needed, and watch how you spend your time. If you need help, don't be too proud to ask.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You may find that what you previously wanted when it comes to love, may not be what you want now. Either someone isn't living up to the hype or you're recognizing that your tastes have changed. Either way, this is a good thing as it can help you to be more demanding and exacting about what you do want.