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January 31 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday January 31. 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 31, 2024
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
If you’re floundering a bit today, don’t despair. With the Sun and the moon synced up in your people houses, there’s no point in trying to resolve every issue all alone. Seek out the advice of an older, wiser friend or mentor who’s been there, done that, and can provide the “future hindsight” you need. This person’s experience and compassion can help you hit restart—and maybe give you an idea for an entirely different approach.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
From the second you roll out of bed, you’ve got work—and finances—on the brain. Today’s auspicious angle between the ambitious Sun and the moon in your hard-working sixth house gives you the vision, focus and drive to make some big advances professionally. And while you’re waiting for them to respond to your emails—or offer you a position—there’s plenty you can do to get ahead. Update your resume, LinkedIn page, professional website or social network feeds. Align your “digital profile” with the image you want to present to the world. Think about where and how to invest your time and energy that will bring the greatest ROI.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
The best way to balance your personal life and your romantic life? Don’t try so hard! Today, a sweet sync-up of the Sun in your liberated ninth house and the moon in your expressive fifth house widens your focus and helps you see the big picture. When you overthink things and strive too hard to make everyone happy, you’re not your normal, comfortable self—and people pick up on it. It’s not your job to personally fulfill others’ needs, Gemini, or to align with them or even find a middle ground. Stay committed to your own dreams, and your adaptable sign will find the right blend of give-and-take.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
Today’s mashup of the Sun and moon in your two most private, tender houses encourages you to pay attention to your emotions—and honor them! Even if you’re in a weepy mood or feel raw and vulnerable, it’s important to allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling and not ignore it or give yourself a “snap out of it!” pep talk. Emotions like this don’t just go away. In fact, if you follow the breadcrumbs, you might learn something important about yourself. Stymied? Call a wise woman friend and get her impressions.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
Triage time! Before an important relationship flatlines, do an intervention. If you and your BFF, S.O. or creative partner have fallen into a rut, the first thing to do is stop spinning your wheels. Today, a supportive trine between the Sun and moon in your people houses can help you get back on track—and into the steady-flowing carpool lane again. Push yourselves out of your comfort zone: Yes, it feels safe and familiar, but it’s the reason you’ve hit a plateau. Check in with the other party and plan some cultural activities tonight. Check out an evening museum exhibit or lecture or go see a live band or burlesque show!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
If money’s been a little funny lately, today’s stars can help you get more serious about your finances. A structured sync-up of the Sun and the moon helps you lay the kind of foundation you need to jet ahead. Details and organization are key, so slow down and take stock of the situation. Do you need to consolidate your debt onto one credit card? Make an appointment with a financial adviser about your investment portfolio? Tackle the most pressing issues first, working your way through the list one line item at a time.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
Your rarely seen competitive streak makes an appearance today as the moon in your sign hooks up with the resplendent Sun in your fifth house of fame and glamour. If you’re trying to keep up with the Kardashians, you’re playing a game that will only lead you off YOUR path. Stay on your guard for an appearance of the jade-eyed monster, and if you catch so much as a whiff, do something to block her entrance. Look at your friends and authority figures with respect and instead of being jealous or resentful, allow yourself to be inspired by their positive attributes.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
There are days to push, Scorpio, and there are days to rest, and today is one of the latter. With the Sun in your cozy fourth house teamed up with the moon in your introspective twelfth house, you wouldn’t be able to accomplish much if you tried! Instead, allow yourself a lazy, leisurely morning, padding around in PJs until the very last minute. Brew up a second pot of coffee or tea; linger over email or do a meditation. If you’re in a sentimental mood, reach out to old friends or relatives and find out what’s new. If you can muster the energy, meet one of them for dinner tonight and have a sweet catch-up.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
Lift your nose from grindstone and rejoin the masses! Today’s Sun-moon mashup in your people-friendliest houses have you craving fresh faces and lively company. It won’t take too much effort to work your way into new circles under this cosmic confab. If you’re got something to promote, put it out there—just be open and transparent about what you’re doing. You don’t want to lose all the goodwill you’ve built up by having people think you’re taking advantage of their trust.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
If you’ve been waiting for a few extra hours to devote to a personal or professional project, clear your schedule and dive in! Today’s Sun-moon connection in your houses of work and money are like a gift from the heavens. Make a list and timeline and then get going. Double down by silencing your phone and keeping social media and email closed till you’re done. You’ll be twice as fast and productive with no distractions to derail you. You’ll not only catch up, but you can blast ahead. If something threatens to pull you away, start a list—and come back to that later.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
Widen the angle on your personal viewfinder. Today, a mashup of the Sun in your sign and the moon in your global ninth house has you craving fresh vistas and adventures. Could you play hooky and take a road trip? Even if your schedule is locked in, maybe you can check out a new neighborhood for lunch or reach out to someone you haven’t hung with in a while. Anything out of the ordinary will fire up your imagination and spark creativity. This is a “no commitments” kind of day, so stretch in different directions. The beauty is, you’re not obligated to do or buy a thing!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday January 31
Don’t be too quick to write off coincidences and synchronicities as mere flukes today. Thanks to a supportive Sun-moon connection in your intuition zones, you can tap into the mystical realm. If you’re just thinking about a person and they text you—or that movie whose title you couldn’t remember happens to be airing today, delve a little and see what message might be there for you. Slow down, clear your schedule to allow enough time to linger a bit in your own fantasies. Immerse yourself in art or music and unwind deeply.