Daily Horoscope for Wednesday January 17, 2024

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January 17 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday January 17. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.

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Your daily horoscopes for Wednesday January 17, 2024

Aries Daily horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

A little ahead of the curve? That’s an understatement! Today’s quarter moon in your sign galvanizes your goals—and good luck to the rest of the pack trying to keep pace with you. People may not even understand what you’re talking about. But don’t waste your time and energy trying to explain it to them, Ram. Just keep toiling away in your workshop, experimenting and tweaking until you hit on THE perfect thing that’s ready to trot out on display.

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Taurus Daily horoscope

Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Has that tiny pile of stuff you’ve been sweeping under the carpet grown to superhuman proportions, Taurus? You may be forced to deal with an unpleasant person today as a quarter moon in combative Aries activates your unconscious twelfth house. This isn’t a bad thing, though, Bull. While it may not be fun, it IS necessary. That hidden mountain could actually be an active volcano that’s ready to blow. The name of today’s game: compromise.

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Gemini Daily horoscope

Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Team spirit is the name of your game, but don’t get carried away trying to make everyone happy today, Gemini. A quarter moon in your eleventh house of collaboration could inspire you to start firing off big announcements on social media or inviting people to get onboard with a big project. Before you race ahead, make sure you have the right mix of people and skill sets to pull this off. It’s great to have visionary minds, but you also need hard work and hustle!

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Cancer Daily horoscope

Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Today’s Aries quarter moon activates your career zone, prompting you to resume any ambitious professional plans. If you haven’t thought about your goals for 2024, now’s the time to do it. (Bonus assignment: Start a new binder or Asana board dedicated just to this.) Consider options that would allow you to work independently AND be part of a creative team. Spoiler alert: On April 8, there will be a total solar eclipse in Aries, which could push you into the spotlight or prime you for a leadership role. What can you do to get ready for that NOW?

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Leo Daily horoscope

Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

It’s a day for learning, growing and, if you can pull it off, a little adventure. A quarter moon in free-spirited Aries engages your ninth house of expansion and higher education. Some things justify taking a gamble: What are YOU willing to go out on a limb for, Leo? Or look at it the other way around: Where in your life have you been holding back out of fear of embarrassing yourself? If you truly want to effect change, you’re going to have to stretch beyond your comfort zone…starting now!

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Virgo Daily horoscope

Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Who can you trust? That’s the million-dollar question today, Virgo, as a quarter moon in Aries takes inventory in your eighth house of secrets (and sex—but that’s a different plotline). You could accidentally (or “accidentally on purpose”) unearth buried information that you’re none too pleased with. But quarter moons are about establishing balance, so don’t let yourself fly off the handle. Calmly and strategically conduct your due diligence—there might be several versions of the “truth” today, and you need to consider them all.

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Libra Daily horoscope

Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Bring the balance back to your bonds! Today’s Aries quarter moon restores the equilibrium in your partnership sector. A conversation that was sparked before the holidays could pick up steam again. If you’ve been negotiating a work opportunity, you might get an email about it. Or, if everyone is still busy playing catch-up, you could use the day to get clear on what YOU would like out of this arrangement. What would make this a win-win for you, Libra?

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Scorpio Daily horoscope

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Today, a balancing quarter moon in indie-spirited Aries energizes your health zone, underscoring the importance of preventative medicine. You know this is “cold and flu season,” Scorpio. So instead of playing defense and waiting for something to get you, go on the offense. Turbocharge your immune system with tons of vitamin C, a bottomless cup of ginger tea (or any blend with “immune” in the name) and droppers of echinacea, astragalus and elderberry tincture in your water. Delicious it’s not, but keeping yourself healthy is worth it!

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Sagittarius Daily horoscope

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

As a fire sign, you’re no stranger to risk-taking, and today’s Aries quarter moon prompts you to do something daring. Last week’s Capricorn new moon swept in and got you all inspired about a new moneymaking idea. But a pressing matter may have redirected your attention elsewhere. Now you’ll get a surge of excitement to get back on the case. Take a creative approach and go big—this is no time to lose your courage! And above all, this quarter moon reminds you to make it FUN.

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Capricorn Daily horoscope

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Home sweet home? A balancing quarter moon falls in your domestic zone today, which SHOULD bring a little peace and quiet to your personal life. But you can’t keep sweeping certain issues under the rug, especially something that got stirred up over the holidays. If tension has been building, this could bring matters to a head. You might not be able to ignore it and try to make it go away any longer, Cap. Talk to your roomies, relatives or your landlord and get everything out into the open. The first step to fixing things is honest communication.

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Aquarius Daily horoscope

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Friends, neighbors and siblings come under the microscope today as a balancing quarter moon in self-assured Aries takes inventory of these bonds. You love people—provided they don’t try to rock the good ship Aquarius. But if they don’t have a clue that things aren’t totally copacetic between you, they’re likely to ruffle your tail feathers. You might be too combustible to talk it out, so instead hit the running track or go to the gym and punch a bag. Then find a way to diplomatically broach a troubling topic.

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Pisces Daily horoscope

Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 17

Check your funds, Pisces. Today’s balancing quarter moon in Aries takes inventory of your finances. While your bank statement may be the last thing you want to look at, it’s always good to know where you stand financially. No need to panic if you’re a little lower than anticipated. Necessity IS the mother of invention, after all. Let this inspire you to get creative with a side hustle or to cut back wasteful subscriptions and expenses in the new year.

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