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January 5 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday January 5. 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 5, 2024
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
As much as you’re craving closeness while the Scorpio moon glides through your intimacy zone, today’s boundary-setting beam from Saturn in Pisces could create a pursuer-distancer push-pull. One minute you’re relishing intense soul-bonding, and the next, you’re searching for the nearest exit. Try limiting your interactions to a fixed amount of time. That way, you’ll be out the door before ambivalence and restlessness kick in. Keep it short and sweet (or short and sexy)!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
Loosen your grip, Taurus. Sometimes your sign becomes stubbornly set on controlling the pace of a relationship and piloting it to your desired outcome. But you’ve probably learned the hard way that human connections have a mind (and heart!) of their own. Under today’s trine between the Scorpio moon and wise, measured Saturn, trying to microwave results in a relationship could backfire. If you don’t keep that impulse in check, you might alienate a special someone you want to get closer to. When anxiety arises, channel energy into a workout, pour your heart out to your journal or find your chill in a meditation sesh.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
There’s no stopping a curious Gemini…until the next shiny thing catches your fancy, that is! But under today’s flowing trine between the moon and grounding Saturn, you could shortchange yourself by switching streams too quickly. You might need to trick your distractible brain by turning off pop-up reminders on apps—or putting your phone in airplane mode. If you’re getting way ahead of yourself with an idea, reach out to the most sensible person you know. Maybe there are some specific questions you want to ask. Before you book a time to talk, close your eyes and take deep breaths until you feel more centered.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
When you allow yourself to invest in something emotionally, it can trigger fears deep inside you, Cancer. What if you grow attached then lose it? Today’s moon in Scorpio is likely to stir up this kind of preemptive panic, but here’s some good news. A buffering trine from stabilizing Saturn can help you talk yourself down from the tree. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Don’t back away from what you desire. You can’t prevent loss simply by worrying about it. Life is so much fuller when you follow your heart and cherish what you allow into it—for as long as it lasts.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
Under today’s stabilizing moon-Saturn trine, keeping your emotions in check will save your interactions from going off the rails. People are bound to push your buttons, so self-control is essential. Instead of hoping that people will read your mind, discover what happens when you articulate what you want. As long as you word your desires in the form of a request (rather than a demand), there’s a good chance you’ll find people happy to oblige. Of course, there’s only one way to find out for sure!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
There’s no rush, Virgo, so don’t push yourself—or give in to outside pressure—to pick up the pace. With the deep-diving Scorpio moon in your mindset corner getting supported by slow-and-steady Saturn, the last thing you should do is skim over important details. Fortunately, we don’t have to convince YOU (of all signs) that the finer points do matter. Take note of anything that merits further investigation and then dig away until you get an answer.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
As the intense Scorpio moon gets a reality check from Saturn, you may need to guard against being swept off your feet—which is probably the exact feeling you’re longing for. If you climb aboard the romance roller coaster hoping for a heart-stopping thrill, you’ll get that AND more than you bargained for. To maintain your bearings now, slow things down and be willing to embrace a more moderate approach.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
Put your needs first, Scorpio! That’s your assignment while the moon hovers in your sign, making you more aware of what you require from people. Just because you’re ready to switch from giving to taking doesn’t mean you should lash out in the process. With mature Saturn trining the moon, give the recipients of your kind gestures the benefit of the doubt. You offered, and they took you up on it. No harm, no foul. Now politely request what you need in return. You’ve got this!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
Does it seem like a once-airtight friendship is slipping away? Instead of grasping more tightly, try loosening your grip. This may feel counterintuitive, but space is sometimes a great healer. With the moon in your release corner getting support from measured, conservative Saturn, even a kindly extension of the olive branch could come across as intrusive or needy. Take a step back and go your own way today, Sag. If you show that you believe in your worth, others will follow suit.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
Are you on the same wavelength as your squad, Capricorn? Getting along on the surface may not feel sufficient today as the deep-diving Scorpio moon in your friendship realm gets some solid backing from your ruler, stable Saturn. It could feel awkward to introduce certain sticky subjects to the dialogue. But if it’s a pink elephant at the happy hour table, it’s worth bringing up. You can’t expect everyone to agree from the get-go. Look at this as the beginning of an interesting journey of discovery.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
You’re close to the finish line, Aquarius! But when the intense Scorpio moon in your ambition arena taps into strategic Saturn’s wisdom today, don’t force matters in your quest for success. Victory won’t be nearly as sweet if you push away the very people whose support you need in this next leg. You’re better off slowing down to preserve these important relationships. It may feel urgent to cross the finish line in record time, but this needs to be a group win.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday January 5
A tendency to dodge conflict to keep the peace could show up today when the intense Scorpio moon gets in cahoots with guarded Saturn in your sign. Maybe it feels easier to stay positive with people than to point out the error of their ways. But the “all love” vibes could turn sour if you repress your truth or, worse, ignore one of your values. If you’re unable to confront an issue directly, at the very least, bow out of any actions that would compromise your integrity.