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January 2 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Tuesday January 2. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Tuesday January 2, 2024
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
You have a choice as to where you spend your hard-earned cash, Aries, and today, you’ll get a deep sense of satisfaction when you flow your dollars toward ethical brands. Support a friend’s startup and spread the word on social media, whether you add anything to your cart or not. With the moon opposing Neptune in the most charitable parts of your chart, generosity begets generosity. If you don’t have money to donate to a cause, offer your time. Even an hour can make a difference for someone in need—and lift YOUR spirits in the process.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
Boom, pop, fizzle? What feels like instant chemistry could turn out to be an abbreviated affair today as elusive Neptune faces off with the moon. Under this “hall of mirrors” transit, you could get taken by someone’s slick sales pitch. Resist the urge to share any aspect of your life that’s “in development” with the social media masses. People’s well-intended feedback could take the wind out of your sails just when you’re trying to gain the courage to get things off the ground.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
You’re especially sensitive to criticism today as the finicky Virgo moon locks horns with crisis-junkie Neptune. A clash with a coworker could steal your chill, and before you know it, you’re hitting below the belt with a regrettable (and too true) barb—not exactly the “strategy meeting” you had in mind. If you need to work out some underlying tension with a colleague, don’t wait until the entire department is gathered in the conference room. Handle the conversation privately or take it to the higher-ups if you don’t feel up to de-escalating the drama on your own.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
Slip on the kid gloves, Cancer, because you’ll need to handle people with extreme care today. As the Virgo moon faces off with victim-conscious Neptune, people’s guards are up. If you want to soften their defenses, lead with your nurturing nature. Although people’s touchiness may provoke some eye rolls, remember that you’ve been in their shoes before. Deliver your sage advice with a heaping helping of compassion and save the tough love (and the snark!) for another day.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
Don’t let your money slip out of your grasp today, Leo. As obfuscating Neptune opposes the moon in your finance houses, you’d be wise to sleep on any major purchases—even if they SEEM to be things you absolutely need. A shiny object of desire could lose its allure by tomorrow morning. You may be presented with “the bargain of the century” only to discover its many clauses after you’ve signed the sale papers. Keep your guard up and don’t be swayed by a compelling pitch. If you’re rushed or pressured to close a deal, consider it a red flag and investigate more carefully. Why ARE they in such a hurry? You don’t want to find out the hard way.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
Pep talk SOS! As the Virgo moon gets snared by self-effacing Neptune, you may have a temporary confidence dip. Have you given a naysayer’s opinion more weight than your own? That never produces anything positive. Sit down with one of your most supportive friends for a “you’ve got this” chat. Their unflagging belief in you always shores you up. You might examine your critics’ words to see if there was anything valid or helpful, but only if there’s a productive purpose to this discussion.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
Peace-loving Libra, you’re quick to forgive, but avoiding conflict can actually inflate the problem. Today’s avoidant opposition of the moon and denial-planet Neptune could find you sweeping a legit issue under the rug—and that would be a mistake. If you’re afraid of starting a fight, here’s a tip: Speak in “I” language instead of using the accusatory “you.” For example, “I need to understand your reasoning for that decision” will probably yield more favorable results than “Your choices make no sense at all!”
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
You may be tempted to jump ship today when you encounter a sea of strong opinions, but don’t go “Scorpio overboard” prematurely. While sharing your perspective on the matter COULD make waves, chances are, people will benefit from the current you inject into the conversation. Better that than to allow your mates to drift in the wrong direction. This mission needs your clear-eyed perspective, so trust your instincts. If you can’t take the helm, then lead by example and show people another (better) way of handling things.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
Good luck NOT taking things personally today, Sagittarius. As the perfectionistic Virgo moon gets tripped up by self-effacing Neptune, you sense people judging your every move—and in fact, they probably are. So? People’s responses say more about THEM than they do about you. Remind yourself (numerous times) not to take every questionable comment or side-eye personally. Since you’re someone who is perpetually ahead of the curve, people will always react to you with a bit of quizzical surprise. Your job is to turn that into curiosity—and maybe more!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
Authenticity can be refreshing Capricorn, as long as you chase it down with kindness and compassion. As the moon locks horns with sensitive Neptune, your blunt comments could crush spirits. Go easy on the truth serum and tune in: People who ask for your opinion may actually be seeking validation. Even if you have feedback for them, wedge it in a “praise sandwich,” buffering your critique with positive words. You might offer a fresh perspective or helpful hint—but don’t bash anyone’s work!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
How low can you go? Best to NOT find out today, Aquarius. With the moon in your acidic eighth house, you could veer toward vengeance instead of justice. As Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” And while you need to set clear limits, extracting yourself from a triggering conversation would be a better solution than returning a jab. Silence speaks volumes—and says more than any snappy retort ever could.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday January 2
People-pleaser alert! Today, your ruler, sacrificial Neptune, locks horns with the moon, making you prone to bending over so far backward that you need a chiropractor! Being generous is one thing, but losing your voice to make another person happy? Bad idea. You’ll only end up resentful later on. If your S.O., best friend or business partner is not pulling their weight, call ’em on the carpet. They won’t get the hint that you need help just because you’re giving what you’d like to receive in return.