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January 4 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Thursday January 4. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday January 4, 2024
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
Your aim is true, Aries, so for the next six weeks, direct it even higher! Your ruler, motivated Mars, charges into Capricorn and your success zone today, revving up your ambitious drive until February 13. You’re excited to burn rubber in a race to the finish line, but be careful not to run roughshod over others in pursuit of your goals. The action planet’s competitive nature could cause you to come on a bit too strong. One thing’s undeniable: You won’t go unnoticed! In fact, your achievements could very well earn you major kudos AND bigger responsibilities.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
Monotonous routines begone! Adrenaline junkie Mars barrels into Capricorn, activating your intrepid ninth house until February 13. Seek novel experiences! Embrace opportunities to try different things and cross paths with unfamiliar faces. You might book a big trip or jump-start your entrepreneurial spirit by diving into a mastermind program. Do strive for bolder adventures rather than doing the same old comfortable thing. If it scares you a little, it’s worth considering!
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
Easy-breezy won’t be the right pace for you once hot-blooded Mars rockets into Capricorn and your intense eighth house today. You may go from lukewarm to sexy fireball between now and February 13 as this cycle unleashes a wellspring of passion. When it comes to your finances, this Mars cycle helps you play the long game. Start today by becoming aware of where you focus your time and energy. Is this investment paying off? Stop waiting for opportunity to find you. Proactive Mars can help you scout out opportunities and relationships that bring a healthy, satisfying return.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
When proactive Mars bolts into Capricorn and your relationship realm today, there’s potential for your duos to become insanely dynamic. The red planet rewards courageous action, which means it’s up to YOU to set the table, Cancer. Have you laid out a proper invitation? Made your offer so enticing that people would be crazy to refuse it? Rather than airing grievances, focus on cleaning up your side of the street. Your existing partners could “magically” fall back into step with you when you’re operating from your highest vibration.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
“Methodical” is magical starting now as go-getter Mars zips into Capricorn and your wellness corner and settles in until February 13. Instead of suddenly ramping up your exercise routine or quitting caffeine cold turkey (ouch and ouch), take baby steps in the desired directions. Gradually add reps, weight or mileage. You could swap your third espresso for an afternoon matcha over the next six weeks. But more than anything, focus on what you’ll add that’s both pleasurable and body-loving. If anyone can pull off “healthy hedonism,” it’s a Leo!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
Let’s do some myth-busting right now. You are anything BUT a prude, Virgo; in fact, your earthy sensuality is the stuff that legends (and Beyonce’s visual albums!) are made of. As passionate Mars zooms into Capricorn and your ardent fifth house today, it’s on! The next six weeks could heat up romantic chemistry to exothermic levels. Whatever floats your boat, this is your time to go after what you desire and grab onto life with both hands. An urge to roll the dice in pursuit of love and pleasure may override your usual meticulous M.O., and a dash of drama could ensue between now and February 13. But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
Home sweet home could become a hotbed of passion and fun starting today as dynamic Mars jets into Capricorn and your domestic province, where he’ll be camped out until February 13. What interiors projects have you been putting off? Refinishing the vintage coffee table you scored at a flea market or putting up a subway tile backsplash in the kitchen could be a worthy winter goal. If you’re not all that handy, ask friends who ARE to pitch in. (Pizza and craft beers are on you, naturally.) Warning: This Mars phase can stir the pot with agitating relatives. Interact with them selectively over the next six weeks.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
What’s on your mind, Scorpio? You won’t feel like your secretive self starting today as bold Mars barges into Capricorn and activates your loquacious third house until February 13. With trusted people, you’ll be eager to share your ideas. Get ready! You may be flooded with partnership offers once you do. Bullies who have trampled over you will be in for a surprise. With support from backbone-strengthening Mars, you’re pushing back now. Don’t fly to the opposite extreme and dominate conversations trying to get your point across—something that’s easy to slip into with feisty Mars in this position.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
Time to make those money moves, Sagittarius—and we can already hear the cash register ca-chinging! Proactive Mars charges into Capricorn, lending its can-do energy to your finance realm between now and February 13. Over the next six weeks, you could make serious strides to improve your bottom line, like scoring a client with deep pockets or starting a side hustle that opens up an added stream of revenue. But bear in mind that Mars is quick on the trigger. This can all too easily lead to impulse shopping, followed by buyer’s remorse. Keep a tight rein on your budget, and factor in a surprise expense that might pop up.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
With fearless Mars surging into your sign today, you are officially on fire! The courageous, motivated planet is “exalted” in Capricorn, which means it’s at its most powerful when it visits YOUR sign every 18 to 24 months. You’ll be virtually unstoppable as the go-getter planet fuels you to charge full-speed ahead after your biggest goals between now and February 13. Figure out the best place to start and create a surefire game plan you can unroll in Q1. Warning: Impatient Mars can make you a bit of a bulldozer, so go easy on people if they can’t keep up!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
After motivated Mars sneaks into your R&R sector today, you may need more time to fly under the radar. ‘Tis the season to be productive, but for the next six weeks, your best strategy will be to work quietly behind the scenes rather than striving to make a big splash. (You can do THAT in six weeks when the red planet zooms into Aquarius!) In the meanwhile, tap into your imagination and channel energy into creative work. Whenever possible, screen out the busyness of daily life and tune into your spirit. With your subconscious zone getting activated by Mars, you can process old wounds with surprising speed by working with different healing and therapeutic modalities.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday January 4
It feels so rewarding to team up for a higher purpose, Pisces, and lucky you! Action star Mars zips into Capricorn today, mobilizing forces in your eleventh house of collaboration and altruism. Even if you’re not normally the first one to get out in front and rally the troops, this progressive cycle can inspire you to take the lead for a good cause. Anything from spearheading a fundraiser for war victims to rallying support for a friend going through a tough time will enable you to express your compassion for humanity in the next six weeks. You’re all heart, Pisces!