Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, January 6th
Ambition and determination to pursue your goals, including work or career objectives, increases now, dear Aries. Fortunately, clarity in these areas is on its way with Mercury turning direct in just two days and then moving back into your career and reputation sector on the 12th. While this is not the best time to make big decisions or launches because of Mercury’s station, it’s an excellent time for getting your plans in order and for scoping out projects that could use a refresh or reboot. For some of you, this can be a career matter, and for others, a public image issue. If you need to reinvent yourself on a professional or reputation level, this is the time for considering strategies to do so. This is also a time for considering eliminating or reducing attitudes and activities that keep you from excelling at your work or from reaching your goals. Letting go of wasteful or outdated endeavors can be difficult to do, but may very well be precisely what you need to succeed.
Today, the Sun and Pluto in your solar ninth house are asking you to transform and grow through your beliefs, ideas, and attitudes, dear Taurus. Someone or something may be challenging the way you see things, and it’s up to you to either resist or grow and transform through it. Consider whether or not you may be clinging to your old beliefs when it may be better for you to make changes. This can be a good time for seeing a new side to a family member or a partner. Watch for the tendency to try to control others and for people who are power tripping as well. The only person you can truly control is yourself. With Pluto a long-term guest in your spirit sector, you are learning that clinging too tightly to your ideas can limit your growth. Freeing yourself from limiting attitudes is a process that’s unfolding a little at a time for you. The Moon enters your sign this afternoon, and you feel very much in your element, which leads to more spontaneity.
Circumstances are such that you’re facing your deeper feelings and attachments through events, meetings, and memories, and possibly some of your fears in the process today and tomorrow, dear Gemini. The important thing now is to recognize areas of your life where you may be too attached to someone or something. Questions of trust are brought to the surface, and self-honesty is vital. If you are not in touch with some of your deeper feelings triggered today, you may unwittingly stir up some drama with people close to you. This can also be a day for intense study or focus for some, and for others, an important epiphany about a relationship or your inner motivations. If suspiciousness raises its head, consider easing up on the desire to control others. Confronting fears now can be more revealing than usual. As well, if you are looking for support from someone, try not to pursue it in a roundabout way.
With the Sun and Pluto coming to an alignment in the sign opposite yours, dear Cancer, this is a time for learning something important about yourself or your life through a partner or a relationship. Interactions with others can be intense, but question whether you are unwittingly stimulating some reactions in others by denying your own role in power plays or other complicated interplays. Consider all angles because today, the power of projection is high. It can be all too easy to see in others what you are trying to avoid knowing about yourself. Today is powerful for letting go of behaviors, particularly overly attached or clingy ones, that have been holding you back from achieving your goals, mainly related to relationships and money. If someone seems to want to control you or is playing power games with you, you might choose to refuse to participate. If the energies of the day are handled well, you can reach a new level of understanding of a significant other, a relationship, and yourself.
Today is strong for seeing areas of your life that require adjustments, edits, and weeding out so that you can move forward, grow, and reach your work or health goals, dear Leo. With today’s determination, you might solve a complex problem or reorganize something from head to toe. Some of you may find a new way to approach an old health issue. With the Sun and Pluto in your work and health zone joining forces, think about what needs toning down or eliminating rather than taking on something new. Improvements and updates are the focus. Your ambition increases for reaching an objective now, and this comes at a good time as Mercury will turn direct in just two days and on the 12th, Mercury will re-enter your work and health sector and projects move forward, or valuable information is revealed. While the energy of the day can stimulate some tension and worry, use it to your advantage by determinedly working on a problem area.
You may have been struggling with whether you sincerely care for — or have totally gotten over — a situation or person these days, dear Virgo, and today, thoughts turn intense as the Sun illuminates your deeper feelings, desires, and fears. Whether it’s recognition for your uniqueness or attention from a love interest, the desire can be hard to deny, as much as you’d like to believe otherwise. You could feel wanting now, and resentment or jealousy can surface. Face your feelings, embrace them, and then decide how you can improve your life. In fact, you’re in an excellent place for making changes. Your personal health and growth depend on eliminating unhealthy attachments. Even so, there may be a past experience that you absolutely don’t want to repeat, and this can motivate you tremendously to make positive changes now. If you’re holding onto something that is driving you to a good place, then turn it to your advantage!
Excellent energy is with you for seeing areas of your personal life that need a serious update or reboot, dear Libra, particularly having to do with your family relationships or home life. Competitive energies with family are running high at the moment. The tendency to feel resentful or to bring up the past can be strong. Try your best not to fixate – focus instead on fixing problems. With Pluto dominating today’s energies, you would do well for yourself by focusing on what needs to be left behind or upgraded and transformed. With Mercury still retrograde, it’s important to finish up and refine projects that are already in progress instead of launching new ones. Try not to obsess over the past, even if buried resentments surface now. While avoidance is not the answer either, recognize that fixation on problems won’t solve them unless the attitude you bring to the situation is forward-looking. Channel your energies into a project around the home that will help encourage you to be more productive. Focus on redirecting your emotions into constructive channels rather than attempting to control people around you.
With the Sun and Pluto, your ruler, joining forces today, dear Scorpio, you have more impact than usual. People notice you more than usual. This powerful duo is currently in your communications sector, making your communications particularly impactful as well. There can be a piece of news, a communication received, a new development, or a memory today that riles you up. In all likelihood, things are a little blown out of proportion, but even if they are, this is a good time for firming up vulnerable areas and working on fixes. You might get particularly caught up with a certain idea or subject now. Taken too far, you could become fixated on a topic or idea to the point that other areas of your life suffer. Channel excess energy into a meaningful project or work on fixing problems. If something has to go, whether it’s a frivolous activity that interferes with your productivity or an attitude that keeps you in a negative frame of mind, this is the time for putting it behind you.
The Sun and Pluto align in your resources sector, dear Sagittarius, and this powerful duo can stir up strong feelings about your boundaries, income, and values. If you’re fearful or worried about security or financial matters, you can be particularly sensitive today. Resolve to do what you can to improve your financial picture, or at least the attitude you have towards it. It’s a good time to think up strategies to spend and save more efficiently. Fortunately, with Mercury ending its retrograde in two days and getting a second chance in your resources sector starting on the 12th, you’ll be in an excellent position to make long-lasting, meaningful changes that help you feel safer, more secure, and more comfortable. Hold off on new purchases for now, and focus instead on what can be pared down, eliminated, or recycled. If you’ve grown overly attached to certain stagnant situations or excess clutter, then you may work on freeing yourself of these dead weights.
The Sun and Pluto join forces in your sign, dear Capricorn, and you can feel highly motivated to effect change in your life that empowers you. The day is strong for personal magnetism and impact, and you can easily find the motivation to get going on your plans and initiatives. As long as you resist the temptation to try to maneuver people and situations to work in your favor, you are in a good place to get your affairs in order. The best way to gain an edge is to work on controlling your own reactions and attitudes rather than fixating on things outside of yourself. You are learning to ease up on trying to control things that truly cannot be controlled, and instead, you are focusing on the things you can master. Channel your considerable energy into something constructive. With Pluto strongly activated, I like to say that you can choose to fixate or fix, with the latter the best way to get ahead. Use any tension stimulated today to better yourself and start over.
The Sun and Pluto join forces in your hidden, subliminal sector today, dear Aquarius, and this powerful duo can stir up unusual feelings. The “work” that Pluto asks you to do in this area of your chart is to eliminate attitudes and situations that make you feel powerless or ineffective. Those things that leave you feeling insecure or guilt-ridden need to go, but first, their source needs to be uncovered. Through the circumstances and feelings of the day, you get a wonderful window into your inner workings and learn about attitudes that have been driving self-destructive behavior. For some of you, a partner may be a little more demanding or challenging right now, having personal issues of their own to contend with. Aim to act and interact mindfully now. An instinctive need for change is with you. The Moon moves into your home and family sector this afternoon, further emphasizing the need to look within and attend to your emotional needs.
Resist any urge to try to manipulate people or situations to work in your favor now – a strong tendency today with the Sun and Pluto joining forces, dear Pisces. The better way to use the powerful energy of this duo is to work on making changes and improvements to your relationships that serve both you and others well. Difficulties or lingering resentments with friends or with your feelings on a social level can be illuminated today, and this can motivate you to make amends, make connections, or start anew. You are offered a very honest glimpse into problem areas, and you can choose to use this energy to fixate or to fix. It’s, in fact, a powerful time to strategize plans of action. Some of you are making refinements and adjustments to your long-term goals. Others may be recognizing a need to eliminate some of the less meaningful projects or even friendships and social distractions from their lives.