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January 26 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday January 26. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Friday January 26, 2024
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
A collaborative project could get destabilized by someone who suddenly wants to blow this up into a big deal. With a tense square between the Sun and aggrandizing Jupiter, there’s far too much swagger going around. You may need to be the voice of reason here, so don’t hesitate to speak up! What NOT to do, Aries? Puff up your own ego to fight fire with fire. That will only engender a MORE ridiculous response!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Getting sidetracked is as easy as breathing today, which is NOT what you need right now. (Sigh.) The Sun is heating up your career corner, but it’s locked in a tense square with boundless Jupiter in your sign. Focus can’t be forced, so your best bet is to pivot to tasks that are more social and creative. Do a reality check, set a few short-term goals and reward yourself for what you DO accomplish—but don’t beat yourself up for what you don’t. If you need to rejig a few deadlines, let people know instead of leaving them guessing.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
With the Sun untethered in your spontaneous ninth house, you’re fired up and ready to speak your truth. But whoa, Gemini! Have you forgotten that trademark charm your sign is known for? As el Sol locks horns with candid Jupiter in your twelfth house of empathy, tone down your firepower. Not only will you catch more flies with honey, but you could sweeten a very important (and very unexpected!) deal! You never know WHO that stranger is you’re interacting with. Go out of your way to treat people with kindness and respect.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
You may find that the whole concept of control is illusory today as the Sun in your mysterious eighth house locks horns with free-floating Jupiter in your social sector. Just when you get one contingent aligned and on the same page, another group has other ideas. This is a perfect moment to practice letting things go! But not SO much that you stop caring about the final outcome. See what happens if you simply allow yourself to go with the flow.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
You may be feeling particularly impatient today, NEEDING answers to some of your outstanding questions, like “Where is this going?” Thanks to a tense configuration of the Sun in your dynamic-duos realm and more-more-more Jupiter in your future-oriented tenth house, you might not be able to resist starting a conversation about your concerns. Just be careful not to inadvertently apply pressure: That tactic will only backfire. Test the waters with ONE question. The response will show you whether to head back to shore or swim out further.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Today’s stars unleash some exciting free-range energy, and if there are certain plans you definitely want to enjoy, nail them down asap, then get back to work! The Sun in your focused sixth house is clashing with spontaneous Jupiter in your expansive ninth, demanding that you hustle as hard as you play today. Don’t get derailed by a “quick peek at TikTok” or attempting to multitask. Singular focus will get you to the finish line and out the door fastest!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Everyone’s feelings may be dialed up today—possibly veering into high-drama territory—as the passionate Sun in your theatrical fifth house gets checked by no-limits Jupiter in your eighth house of intense emotions. Resist jumping into anything controversial, even if you feel you need to virtue-signal your alliance. (The time this costs you could add up to hundreds of dollars, if not more.) But if you DO get drawn in, limit your role to asking questions and offering impartial suggestions. Forward the action instead of giving the trolls ammo.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Relationship drama may add fuel to your fire today as the Sun in your domestic zone squares aggrandizing Jupiter in your partnership house. Someone may be making a mountain out of a molehill or taking every suggestion so personally that it derails any opportunity for discussion. Just make sure the “disruptive force” isn’t YOU, Scorpio. You may not be able to hug it out today, but if you don’t engage, it will be easier to do that later in the week!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Pause for a reality check today: Did you sign up for more than you have time, funds or mental bandwidth for? With the Sun in your social sector squaring off with your ruler, supersizer Jupiter, it will be hard to find an off button if you get in any deeper. The challenge now is to wriggle out of impossible obligations without offending a friend or burning any bridges. But consider the cost to yourself if you end up exhausted and unable to take care of the ones you love.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Necessity is the mother of invention, Capricorn, so don’t freak out if your bank balance is a little lower than you’d prefer or your schedule is jam-packed. Today’s dynamic square between the creative Sun and enterprising Jupiter may provide the push you need to monetize your hobbies or talents. Instead, get proactive. Are you a social media maven or awesome cook? People might be happy to pay for your services if you’re willing to market yourself! If there’s an important big-ticket purchase looming, make sure you do deep research, not only on the cost but also the quality, follow-up care and warranties.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Tending to a “wounded bird” type could be hard to resist today, but this sort of situation can be as much of a trap as anything. Decide in advance how much time you’re willing to devote to them. (And know, this is not cruel…it’s kind to yourself!) If it’s a close family member, for instance, going through a stressful situation that’s easily resolved, then pull out the stops. But that friend who’s always having a dating crisis may have to solve this one without Dr. Aquarius!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday January 26
Should you keep it in the fantasy realm or pitch your still-forming plan? Today, the self-assured Sun in your dreamy twelfth house locks into a tense square with your co-ruler, spontaneous Jupiter, in your communication sector. A vision that is clear in your mind may come out garbled when you try to put it into words. Observe the scene before you speak, text—and definitely before you post anything controversial that could go viral! Better to hold back than to risk getting canceled by the sharks who are circling today.