Mercury moves into the friendly Aquarius today at a time of the year, when those of us in the Northern Hemisphere can often draw in, this changes encourages us to reach out and network.
This location of Mercury can also help us to think more about the long term, and about our hopes and aspirations. But, crucially we need to be quick, for by this time next week, Mercury returns to the more business-minded location of Capricorn. For your FREE Daily Horoscope Saturday 2nd January 2016 please see below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
The Moon's tie with both Uranus and Pluto could see you wondering how much you should defer to others, especially if you have a plan in mind that they might object to. Whilst Mars, your ruler in Libra can encourage you to put forward a very generous offer, you'll likely feel quite miffed if ultimately you end up losing out.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Today's Quarter Moon in Libra can be a reason to focus on good habits while jettisoning those that aren't truly helpful. There are one or two other influences that seem to be highlighting this same issue. For instance, if you know deep down a certain food or drink doesn't suit you, is it time to be more self disciplined?
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
You may be pushed into making changes today, even if you don't feel inclined to do so. A rather tense blend of energies might encourage you to make a decision or make a move you've been planning on for some time, but have never got around to. Ironically, whilst you may feel on the spot, a little coercion could really help.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
The contrary influence of Uranus can lead to feelings of insecurity about your future. If work instability has been worrying you for some time, then today's blend of energies can amplify this. However, although it may be tempting to look to others for answers, the cosmos encourages you to tap into your own past experiences.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
Today's lunation can see you getting serious about a pastime or perhaps a sport that you're really getting to enjoy. Furthermore, Saturn's presence in your leisure sector encourages you to make the time and effort to keep on improving, which could put you in another league entirely. With dedication you could really go far.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
While today's planetary backdrop encourages change, another influence may seem to contradict this. What's different about the present set-up is that you may feel you're slowly being backed into a corner and have no option but to take action. The great thing however, is that your natural precision will highlight what moves to make.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
You are encouraged to adopt a fresh perspective on home and family matters. If this is an area where you'd like to feel better organized, then do take heart. If you are honest and have been a bit lackadaisical this suggests micromanaging your time. Fifteen minutes of action a day can quickly turn things around.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Should tensions build up, you probably won't feel like getting too involved. Your preferred choice may be to keep a low profile and hope that things sort themselves out. That's fine, but actually you may start to find that an issue gets into your consciousness in quite a vivid way. Can you keep a sense of proportion? That's the test.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
As sociable Venus continues in your sign and gets closer to syncing with Neptune, this could encourage you to do more within a key relationship. If so, you might feel motivated to maintain impossible standards and be a paragon of virtue. While it's great to aim high, it will be important to stay natural and true to yourself.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
The Sun is giving you a lot of natural extra authority. Yet its angle with today's Moon/Sun square can see your feelings float much closer to the surface. This can lead to a tendency to almost try to dominate situations too much or seek control. Then again, it may feel like someone is trying to do the same to you, Capricorn.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Try to stay focused on the here and now, as bringing up the past won't help resolve present conflicts. Today's blend of energies makes this case quite strongly, and presents your choices very clearly. What you may be looking for is a way to combine the old and the new that is both innovative and effective. This perfectly reflects your sign.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
If you have any spare time today, you may find yourself thinking about travel, holidays, and escapism in general. Expect more of this over the next six weeks. Equally it is going to be important to understand what you are trying to get away from. Something about your everyday lifestyle may start to close in on you now.