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January 8 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Monday January 8. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Monday January 8, 2024
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Just when you feel ready to rocket off the launchpad, there might be a hitch. With finicky Mercury in your exploratory ninth house battling murky Neptune in your subliminal twelfth house, your vision might not be as clear as you think it is. Instead of forging ahead against all odds, shelve this mission for a couple of days and let your imagination take over like it wants to. Try journaling, daydreaming—whatever gets the wheels turning in the right side of your brain. That’s where the best material is now!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Be selective about who you open up to today as loose-lipped Mercury clashes with indiscriminate Neptune. Since your best judgment may be AWOL, give the gossip girls a wide berth. You could spill a tiny drop of tea, and next thing you know, the whole pot is brewing across social media. Hedge your bets by keeping your circle tight and disclosing these confidential matters only with your trusted inner circle. (And even then, Taurus, you might keep certain info under lock and key!)
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Today comes with a strong fog alert as your ruler, mindful Mercury, gets pulled into befuddling Neptune’s abyss. It’s almost too easy to double-book or conveniently forget things that you’d rather skip out on, like a dental exam or coffee with an ex seeking “closure.” Don’t duck out of an obligation, but do remember this feeling in the future. Stop overscheduling yourself to keep boredom—a Twin’s worst nightmare—at bay. Leave space in your calendar for impromptu get-togethers, which can be the most fun.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Planetary PSA: Food labels are supposed to be about nutrition, not judgment. Instead of categorizing what you eat as “good” or “bad,” admit that you’re a Cancer who appreciates the full bounty of culinary delights. As mental Mercury squares subconscious Neptune today, DO try to be aware of whether or not you’re “eating your feelings.” If you slow down just a hair, you might realize that you’ve forgotten to consciously chew each bite and taste the full umami range of flavors. Leave room for your emotions to speak to you—and move through you, even if that means allowing a good, cleansing cry.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Reading the tea leaves will be no easy feat as whirling dervish Mercury in your romance zone gets lost in Neptune’s fog today. Innocent flirting MAY be all in good fun, Leo. Well, until the object of your distractions takes you literally and assumes you’re hoping to pursue an LTR. (You’re not.) Or maybe you’re on the receiving end of someone who’s blowing hot and cold. Try calling THEIR bluff and see if they’re for real. But don’t get ahead of yourself if it’s early days. Remind yourself what stage you’re at and what’s appropriate. An ultimatum on the third date might be pushing it!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
If you desperately need to call timeout and refill your tank, don’t wait another nanosecond. Your ruler, erratic Mercury, is in your moody fourth house—and today it gets thrown for a loop by draining Neptune in your relationship corner. You’re loath to let people down, Virgo, but if you’re not at your best, postponing is the right move for everyone. Better to retreat into solitude if your patience is close to zero. If the situation is reversed and you’re holding someone’s feet to the fire, ease up. THEY might not be down for whatever you’re trying to talk them into doing.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Feel free to give YOURSELF the luxuriating Libra treatment today, especially if you need to restore your balance. Thanks to a Mercury-Neptune showdown, your nerves may be frayed by people’s demands and blow-with-the-wind unpredictability. The best antidote in moments like these is to step off THEIR roller coasters and put yourself first. Deep cleansing breaths, a cup of chamomile tea, an aromatherapy bath, binaural beats: Pull out everything in your toolbox that will help you hit the reset button. Save the Libra-to-the-rescue stuff for another day, even if you have to silence your phone and shut your door to pull that off.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Sure, Scorpio, you’ve got responsibilities hanging over you, but there’s no point in soldiering through until you’ve really got your head might in the game. Today’s befuddling square between mental Mercury and fog-machine Neptune could make deep focus challenging. So try taking one thing at a time and celebrating each completed task with a quick break. By EOD, you may have accomplished even more than you set out to do.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
With Mercury cruising through Sagittarius, your mind is on…YOU! But with needy Neptune elbowing in on the game, someone you adore is making a strong bid to be your primary focus. As much as you love them, you probably weren’t planning on this (unwelcome) disruption. Compromise, but don’t sacrifice. You need to replenish your reserves before you can give them more than a short bit of time. Attempting to draw from an empty well would be a mistake. You’ll just wind up tired AND annoyed.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Winter hibernation, what’s that? Even when you’re tucked in your den, you have a million projects on your plate. But just so you know, someone you care about may attempt to draw you out of hiding to listen to their looong tale of woe. You’re ruled by problem-solving Saturn, so if you plan to lend them your ears, set a time limit on how long you’ll let them complain before you turn the tide in a proactive direction. (And FYI, you should probably give them at least 10 minutes, ok?) If you’re the one who needs an empathetic ear or a strong shoulder to lean on, ask. It’s important to do what you need to do for yourself, and that includes holing up from time to time.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Distracted shopper alert! Today’s Mercury-Neptune entanglement could find you clicking Confirm Order on every sale graphic that floats across your Instagram feed. But have you checked your bank balance since 2024 began? A little belt-tightening (or basic budgeting) may be in order before you go adding to cart. Just because it’s a gift for someone else and not pure self-indulgence doesn’t make it a smart move. A true friend wouldn’t want you to splurge so extravagantly on her that you’re scrambling to make rent in a few weeks. How about meeting for coffee instead?
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Monday January 8
Today’s planetary PSA for Pisces: Stop doubting that you deserve to be at the top of the heap! You have the magical beans to grow that stalk, even if no one else can see the fertile ground you’ve tilled quite yet. (Ah, the curse of being such a powerful manifestor.) If you can’t overcome imposter syndrome, then guard your intentions from anyone who might question you and throw off your confidence. With today’s squirrely square between analytic Mercury and intuitive Neptune (your ruler), play life like a chess game and move ahead quietly and strategically.