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. 4, 2017.
If you felt New Year's Eve may not have been as lit (aka loud and wild) for you as it may have been for others, mark today as noticeable change of pace as Mercury (communication) retrogrades back into thundering Sagittarius and the Moon leaves laid-back Pisces for feisty Aries. With Mercury back in Sagittarius; our focus returns to seeking truth, justice, and all the ways that we may be holding ourselves back from amazing new experiences.
Before the Moon shifts into Aries, she'll square off with Mercury in Sagittarius which could have everyone within earshot blurting out exactly what they feel. Since Mercury retrograde is famous for people saying the wrong thing at the time, we should probably exercise caution before telling it like it is. Though a Moon-Mercury (retrograde) square could be useful in challenging old beliefs and outmoded ways of thinking. Just before noon, the Moon enters Aries and our collective mood turns to brave new beginnings and taking on the world with confidence.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
And remember to tune into Bustle's weekly horoscopes video live on Facebook every other Monday (beginning on Jan. 9) at 4 p.m. ET for a rundown of your weekly horoscope.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may feel pulled in two directions today as one part of you wants to lay low and the other part of you sits in the spotlight. Though before you make any sudden moves, this is a good time to take a step back and figure how best to use your energy in the coming weeks. Focus your energy instead of letting it scatter.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A friendship could come up for reexamination today as you're encouraged to cut ties with anyone that may be manipulative or abusive to you in some way. Financially, this is also a time for reevaluation as reviewing or re-strategizing your money plan could help you find resources you didn't know existed.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
It's time to get back to doing some of your favorite things today — networking and socializing, especially with folks you haven't seen in a bit, as they'll be able to help you uncover an opportunity or two. In matters of the heart, you could hear from an ex but before you get excited, ask yourself if a reconciliation is a good thing.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your career comes into the spotlight today, though with Mercury retrograde afoot, you may want to watch what you say (email included) around the office. Instead, use this time to review or re-work the kinks out of a current project or to re-do and update your resume. You're professional moment to shine is coming.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
It's time to get back to what you're good at. Not that you don't have the talent and the scope to be a multifaceted maven; it's just that when you spread yourself too thin, trying to be everything to everyone you lose a lot of what makes you unique. Look to ways you can dive deeper into what you love and make it your own.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You may find yourself feeling extra sensitive today, which could have you obsessing over the tiniest thing (as if you don't already). However, instead of working yourself up into a frenzy, consider the ways you can practice the art of release. Sometimes things aren't about you. And sometimes you gotta say eff it.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
An old issue or topic could come rearing it's head today between you and your partner or someone just as close to you. Instead of avoiding the conversation, take a time out and address the problem head on as you may be able to see the situation with a new pair of eyes. Remember, negotiation is your superpower.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Hold on to your wallet, Scorpio. It looks like you need to review your spending and your budget. Is there something you've been blowing your cash on that you can stand to cut back on? If everything is on the up and up, this would be a good time to revisit your job search or reach out to former clients. You could turn up money.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Going to have to say this right now, Sag. Please be careful about what you say. With Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, your off-color jokes and tell it like it is commentary may not land the way you intend. However, this is a good time for some introspection and making sure you're headed in the direction you want.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
It's time to take a step back, Cap and give that worrisome mind of yours a rest. To help with this, today is a great time to spend some low-key time with people you love or quietly unplugging at home. If anxiety is getting the best of you, look to ways you can increase your self-care practices which may include therapy.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You've been so busy lately that you may not have had the opportunity to connect with some of the people that love you the most — your friends! Take some time out to reconnect with them today. As you never know if the conversation between you could spark a flame within you and inspire your next great idea.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
All eyes are on you now, so you'll need to be extra strategic (and mindful) about what you put out into the public. However, if you've been feeling a bit stumped on the next moves you should make on the professional front. Use this time to brainstorm your next big win. You're on the come up, kid.