Mercury begins the first of his three annual retrogrades. Lasting three weeks, initially this is in Aquarius, but by Saturday, he will reverse back into Capricorn.
Mercury in Aquarius can give us a yearning to carry on any spirit of community we have experienced over the holidays, but as the retrograde implies there can be changes of plan, but there is always an upside to this phase and a reunion or two could be planned. For your FREE Daily Horoscope Tuesday 5th January 2016 please see below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
The idea of freshening up things can appeal to you Aries. The challenge perhaps is in introducing new possibilities, whilst also continuing with those aspects of your life that are essential. Get the balance right and you can experiment without jeopardizing your financial security or being too radical, too quickly and all at once.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Try to give someone the benefit of the doubt Taurus, even if their attitude tests your resolve. With Mercury regressing from today, little is set in stone and especially around worldly interactions. This would be a good time to think about your life skills though and decide if you should look to further education or training, if needed.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
Your guide planet, Mercury begins a rewind, initially in your zone of exploration and learning, but it also ties with Mars in your lifestyle sector. This blend of energies can generate a fair amount of conflict leaving you wondering whether to experiment with fresh ideas or stick with the tried and trusted. A creative blend of the two might be the trick.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Venus's tie with the ethereal vibe of Neptune could see you getting involved in an opportunity that seems too good to be true. Indeed, if you sense this is the case Cancer, then it may be down to the current no-nonsense influences alerting you to potential problems. In fact, for now, you'd probably be best to take such schemes with a pinch of salt.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
Neptune's shifting energies can play a key part in today's backdrop, and this suggests not taking others' at face value. If someone approaches you with a glitzy offer, there's a good chance it may not amount to much. However, you too could inadvertently be the bearer of misleading messages. So mean what you say, and say what you mean.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
Gauging the right tone may not be easy if you need to hold an important conversation today. Should you go for the light, upbeat and optimistic approach or dive in and start to discuss the really heavy stuff right away? If you're keen to make progress, then your best bet may be to trust your instincts and take it from there, Virgo.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
Your personal money zone comes into focus from today, and may be the reason you feel motivated to zero in on your resources, financial and otherwise - and take stock. If you have unwanted gifts or items and could do with some extra cash, you may consider selling off anything that's just not essential or takes up precious physical space.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
With Mars entering your sign and amping-up your most passionate desires, you may find yourself tempted to deliver a stinging comment. However, as Mercury dances backwards and reaches out to Mars, you may just catch yourself before you are too ruthlessly blunt. A sensitive approach will work best today.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
Are you tempted to put an enterprising project or idea on the proverbial ice because of financial concerns? Perhaps there's no need to go this far. With the Sun still tied to Pluto and angling towards Uranus, there's an opportunity to tap into your creative resources. You may find that with a little bit of lateral thinking, a new way forwards opens up.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
If you've recently felt motivated to jettison emotional baggage and adjust your outlet, then you're on the right track, Capricorn. And, though you may feel you are a work in progress - the difference in your mood and spirits may already be noticeable. However, someone close might need time to digest your new take - so do give them time to adjust.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
With Mercury turning retrograde in your sign and linking with Mars in the fervent energies of Scorpio, your feelings, less usually, may override your natural logic. Though you'd like to remain uncertain regarding an issue, you may be a lot more concerned about this than you appreciate. It might be a good idea to take the time to rethink to be sure.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
As Venus aligns with Neptune, are you finding yourself disappointed that you're not making as much of an impression with a certain person as you'd like? If so, this may be down to heightened expectations coupled with a lack of confidence. Perhaps the key is to shrug off any fear of failure, at least you'll more naturally be yourself then.