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, 2018.
Today might make for a busy Friday as the Moon shifts into hardworking and analytical Virgo, followed by a morning meet-up between the Moon and no-nonsense Saturn in Capricorn, which sets the tone for the day. If we have any big projects to tackle today, especially when it comes to anything health-, business-, or service-related, this earthy energy can help. Under a Virgo Moon we're more likely to pay attention to details and put in the discipline to get things done. After a hard day's work we end on a more peaceful and relaxing note as the Virgo Moon opposes dreamy Neptune in Pisces. Creative types might also get some mileage out of this Moon-Neptune combo as it can inspire the creative process.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
While you might be raring to go with your New Year's resolutions, it's important that you don't take on too much too soon. You can get the most done by taking a slow, detailed approach rather than rushing through. Establish a healthy work-life balance now to avoid burning out.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
It's possible for you to bring a creative idea to life now with enough vision and dedication behind it. Make sure you are setting enough time aside to study your craft. On a separate note, it's possible that you could manifest an opportunity to teach something that you love doing. Follow the inspiration.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
If there was ever a reminder for how strong and resilient you are, you might get that reminder today. Not because there's anything bad going on but because it may be something that you feel deep in your bones as you embark on a new day. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Stay the course.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Someone close to you could provide you with the support you need today, though you should be OK with letting them know you need it. In other words, if something is going on, don't suffer in silence. At the same time, if you need to have a heart to heart with someone, try to stick to the facts and details.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You may be in the mood to spend some cash today, but you may need to slow your roll a bit and pay closer attention to where your money is going. If you don't have a budget set up, this is a good time to start one, especially coming fresh into a new year. The habits you have with money need to change.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You might be feeling extra sensitive or critical of yourself today. If you are, try to take it easy on beating yourself up. Instead, think about where you'd like to see improvement (like your love life) and start taking the steps necessary to get there. Talking to someone close to you could give you a needed boost.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You might not be feeling like your usual social self today and that's quite all right, as you need some time to yourself anyway. Even if you have to work and be among people, you should still try to create a private bubble for yourself. Overall, boundaries will important for you. Make self-care a priority.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
It's all about the people you know today, as the folks in your circle could hold a few keys to helping you get where you want to be. When you entertain or initiate conversations today, try do so with a purpose. Don't be shy about sharing your accomplishments or asking for a meeting with a VIP.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
When it comes to your career, now's a good time to consider the self-improvements you can make to show up and do the job you know you can do. Perhaps this means taking yourself or your work more seriously or letting go of something that you aren't interested in giving your time to anymore.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
While you're beginning this phase of self-reinvention, it's time to go back and challenge old stories that you've been telling yourself, as well as the ones that you've been subscribing to, as their accuracy is questionable. Know that you have the power to write your own narrative. Go in a different direction.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You might have some fears bubbling up around your finances today, but you don't have to let the worry get to you. When it comes to your financial obligations, look to ways that you can make things easier on yourself, which may mean asking someone close to you to step up and pay their fair share.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
It's all about quality over quantity when it comes to your relationships now. Not everyone should (or deserves) to get a pass through the velvet ropes to your life. As such, try not to feel guilty about lettings friendships and associations fade into black. There's only so much of you to give away.