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. 23, 2018.
We may be in for a bumpy day as the fiery Aries Moon squares off with Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn during the first half of the day, which could have us in an argumentative and a “my way or the highway” kind of mood. While this kind of planetary combination can be helpful for lighting a fire under our butts and getting things done, we’ll have to be mindful of going overboard with the need to be right or the need to be first. The energy continues to intensify as the Moon goes on to team up with rebellious Uranus in Aries by late tonight. The most constructive way to use this cosmic combination is to channel the energy towards anything that calls us to be fearless and free.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You might feel conflicted when it comes to honoring how you feel and living up to the expectations of others today. Though you should be mindful of doing anything reckless, you do have the right to express your individuality. In terms of your career, marry your passion with preparedness.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
While it’s important for you to have convictions about what’s morally right and wrong, be mindful of taking an extreme take on any one side of the coin as you could lose your objectivity. Don’t be afraid to challenge what you think you know. You might learn something along the way.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You and a friend could have a blow up today as something you’ve been holding on to bubbles up to the surface. While you usually try to avoid your darker emotions, it’s necessary for you to face this issue head on. Financially, you may need to be more proactive in dealing with debt.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
A business relationship may be on its last legs, especially if you’ve been feeling held back. On another note, you may feel like a romantic relationship is getting in the way of you chasing your dreams. Either way, you may need to have a conversation about where your heart’s at.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You may be ready for an escape, but it seems there’s things pending on your to-do list that need your attention first. Instead of trying to tackle everything at once or leaving things until last minute, map out your schedule. Days off and leisure time need to be accounted for too.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
While you may not always be able to help the kind of types that you attract romantically, you do have a choice as to whether you engage those types. In other words, it's time to avoid the pothole instead of falling in it. Push yourself to break free of your usual love patterns.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You may be feeling torn between wanting something different and sticking to what’s familiar when it comes to your love life. Though know that it's one thing to keep things interesting. It’s another thing to be on an emotional roller coaster. Can you tell the difference?
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You may need to work in short spurts today, rather than trying to plow through everything all at once as your energy and attention will be allover the place. At the same time, you could come up with some ideas today that are as innovative as they are useful. Tune in.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
A financial matter may be getting in the way of your fun today,especially if you’ve had to slow down your spending. While an impulse buy may not be the best choice for you right now, you can still have what you want if you’re willing to budget and prioritize your cash.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Old feelings could come bubbling up to the surface which could have you in a cranky and argumentative mood. However, instead of taking your feelings out on every poor bystander, take a moment to assess what’s really at the root of how you feel. Then reach down deep and let it go.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You might have to think before you speak today as you could easily say something that may be hard to take back later, especially if you don’t have all of the facts. Though your mind might be restless, try to channel that mental energy into something more productive.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You might be called to question your allegiance to a friendship or a group that you associate with, as it seems your values are changing. What you may have once identified with may not be what you identify with now. Though that’s a good thing. You're a person that thinks for yourself.