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. 5, 2017.
Today may feel a bit high-strung even for the most laid-back among us; that's because the Aries Moon spends most of the day fighting with every planet that crosses her path. The first match begins late this afternoon when the impulsive Aries Moon squares off with the cautious Capricorn Sun. Under the influence of this aspect, we may feel like we need to have something (or someone) right now, only to find out it may take more work to get than we thought. However, when the Moon jousts with Pluto in Capricorn just a few hours later, there's a good possibility we'll become obsessed with getting our way. In this case, though, that may not necessarily be a good thing, especially if we're willing to trample over others in the process. By late tonight, the Aries Moon meets up with Uranus in Aries. While this pairing is useful for breaking free from the past or rules that no longer apply, when used recklessly, it can have a rather explosive effect. The key to surviving today is to channel all of this passion and energy into something worthwhile.
Read below to see what today's stars mean for your sign.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You may bump heads with a supervisor today or someone else in a position of authority, but instead of throwing gas on the fire, consider whether you may be taking something way too personally. You may find that you're treating the matter as more serious than it is — or it could be time for you to plan an exit strategy.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Once you get a hold of something (or someone), you often don't like to let it go. However, when it comes to what you believe and your perceptions, it may be time to reevaluate and challenge those beliefs. Why? Because the same rules don't apply anymore. Plus, holding on to a worn-out perception hinders your growth.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Someone in your circle could rub you the wrong way today, leaving you to question the integrity of this person's friendship. While you don't necessarily have to call it quits with them, now would be a good time to evaluate whether this relationship is costing you more than you're getting out of it.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Today, you may need to consider the ways in which you hold yourself back or play yourself small for the sake of a relationship or someone else's feelings. While being helpful and considerate to others is important, it becomes problematic when what they want takes precedence over what you need. It's time to go for yours.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You may find yourself in desperate need to get away today, but it seems like the mountain of work on your desk is not going anywhere soon. Instead of leaving things until the last minute, now would be a good time to map out a work schedule that allows you both to get more done and play, too. It's easier than you think.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Today may be a much needed reminder that if you want to take your craft or your talent seriously, you have to demand that others do, too. Part of this includes asking for the compensation that you deserve and not treating your passion as just a hobby. You want financial freedom? You're going to have to fight for it.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
There's a chance that you and your partner or someone you live with may not be seeing eye to eye today. Though instead of trying to force them to do what you want or taking something personally, look to ways that you two can work together to come up with a solution. Use that energy for something positive.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You may find yourself spinning your wheels today when it comes to the many things on your plate. Before you get overwhelmed, though, look to ways you can prioritize your to-do list: Saving some stuff for tomorrow or even later might help; additionally, set some time aside to do something you enjoy. Easy does it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
When it comes to what you're passionate about, your creative genius, and your talent, are you selling yourself short? Today may be a good time to evaluate if you're getting your due when it comes to your hard work and skill. If not, it's time to demand more. In love, it may be time to raise the bar. Overall, don't settle.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You could find yourself in a squabble with someone you live with or a family member over an old issue. However, instead of letting this disagreement get the better of you, consider that it may be time to let something or someone go. Know that forcing someone to do it your way never works for anyone.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Today may be one of those days where you may need to keep your thoughts and plans to yourself instead of broadcasting it to others; you never know who has your best interest at heart. Don't let this make you paranoid, though. Just consider that this is your time for laying low and making your moves in secret.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
You may have the wind knocked out of you a little as something you've been wanting, especially when it comes to your finances, may not be coming together quick enough. However, it's important to remember that you're not out of the race yet. You may just need to apply a little more elbow grease to the task.