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. 31, 2018.
January is going out with a bang thanks to today's Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo early this morning. With Full Moons representing closure and completion, and a Lunar Eclipse representing life defining changes, we should expect energies and emotions to run high today as we work on closing a chapter of our past and opening a new one. With the Moon being in Leo, themes that are spotlighted at this time include finding the courage and passion to follow our hearts and living our lives with more authenticity. If we've been standing on the sidelines, playing ourselves small this eclipse pushes us to stand up and stand out in our full glory.
Meanwhile, communication planet Mercury moves into unconventional Aquarius, encouraging us to think forward. Towards the late afternoon, the Leo Moon moves into an opposition with Venus in Aquarius, reminding us that what we want and what we need (especially when it comes to relationships) might not always be the same thing. However, this Moon-Venus combination also reminds us that there's no one size fits all approach when it comes to relationships or getting our needs met. Whatever the approach, we just need to make sure we're happy.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You might have your heart set ablaze today as you're called to reconnect with the things that make you passionate. At the same time, you could get recognition today for a creative project you're unveiling. In matters of the heart, it's time to kiss a dead-end affair goodbye. True love is calling.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your home and family are in the spotlight today, especially if you've been thinking of moving to a new living space. While you may be finalizing a move, you could also be offered a job position that calls for a relocation. In terms of a family relationship, it may be time to break free of a toxic one.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
It's all ears for you today, which is good news if you're launching something that has to do with media or communications (like a blog or podcast) as the buzz around your work will be hard to contain. Meanwhile, if you're feeling antsy for an adventure it's time to get out see the world with new eyes.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your finances are the focus today, namely where you've been settling for less than you deserve. If it's at your job, you could be pushed to make a swift exit in exchange for something better. If it's in an intimate relationship, you may start demanding more. A budget may be in order.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You're in the spotlight today as you're called to shake off the old version of yourself and prepare to upgrade. If you've been holding yourself back with doubt, fear, or relationships that don't benefit you — now's the time to put a stop to it. Align yourself with people that bring something to the table.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
It's time to whip yourself into shape. And no, this doesn't mean pushing yourself to the extreme. As a matter of fact, your homework is to find more of a balance between what you do and don't do. Simply put you need to break away from the monotony of work, work, and more work. Let go.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Your circle of friends has been going through some dramatic shifts and today seems to continue the theme of change as there may be a need to trim your friendship tree once again. At the same time, when you throw yourself wholeheartedly into being yourself, the right people will show up.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Get yourself camera ready because all eyes are on you. Whatever you've been doing has been working because when it comes to your career, you're in high demand. Expect some form of recognition or accolades now as the cosmos seeks to reward you for your hard work. Celebrate yourself.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You've got a serious case of wanderlust now and it seems the only way to satisfy it is by putting plans in place for your next big trip, which may come through a teaching or learning opportunity. Meanwhile, you could see your name in print with a book, magazine article, or another form of media.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
It's time to let go of the relationships that make you feel bad about yourself. Why are you still holding on trying to prove yourself to those that don't matter? When it all boils down to it the only one you need to impress is you. Take back your power. Financially, you could have a breakthrough.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Your partnerships come to the forefront today as you could be saying goodbye to a certain someone in your life, especially if this person hasn't been pulling their weight as they should. That goes for both business and love. Overall, don't talk yourself out of doing what's best for you.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
What's been weighing heavy on you as of late? Today could give you the push you need to drop the dead weight as whatever you're holding on to is getting in the way of you being able to see your blessings. At the same time, your self-care regimen needs a boost. Take time to nourish yourself.