We survived the year that is January. Let’s acknowledge the work we were able to focus on and complete despite the blahness and extreme cold that enveloped us for 31 days. The year’s shortest month welcomes us this week with a couple of big cosmic events that will shape and affect everyone.
First, Venus, the planet of love, enters Capricorn on the 3rd, giving our relationships a complete overhaul. We’ll be less about casual and more about commitment, which might mean severing ties with those who can’t give us what we need and/or revamping our current relationships by bringing more discipline and detail to them. Then, on the 4th, we have a New Moon in Aquarius. New Moons traditionally mean new beginnings, and with its placement in the madcap humanitarian sign, you can expect to explore fresh opportunities that extend beyond your comfort zone. Any experiences that seem full of newness and in which we might grow and learn are our jam right now, and if we can form and expand our community from it? All the better.
Here’s what else the stars have in store for you in your weekly horoscope.
The New Moon in your sign this week is giving you even more pep in your step, Aquarius. If you’ve been second-guessing whether you should make major moves in your life—from the professional to the personal—take this as your personal cosmic sign to make it happen.
It’s time to put yourself first, Pisces. Your compassionate and empathetic nature means you often put others’ needs before your own, but now the stars want you to put you first. The most important relationship we have in life is the one we have with ourselves, so how can you show yourself some love?
You’re feeling like you’re falling short somewhere, Aries. Before you start with the self-flagellation and dive even deeper into the task at hand, ask this question: are you being too hard on yourself? Where can you find the ease and self-acceptance to be totally okay with where you’re at?
Feeling overwhelmed isn’t a nice feeling for anyone, Taurus, but especially not for an easy-going person like yourself. Here’s a different spin on it: your busy life is forcing you to grow. Take it as a challenge and you might be surprised just how strong and capable you are.
You’ve been off in your own world lately, Gemini. Now it’s time to get back to reality. Where have you turned a blind eye in your life? What might you be ignoring that needs addressing? In order to truly move forward, we must first clean up the messes we have left behind.
Consciousness always comes before we’re able to grow and expand, Cancer. How might you become conscious in your own life? Maybe it’s starting a meditation or yoga practice. Returning to ourself helps us to prepare for the bigger things that require more from us.
You love the company of others, Leo, but how might you love and honor your own company? Vying for someone’s attention doesn’t validate you. You validate you. So how can you do more of that this week? Because you don’t have to try so hard, friend.
There is always a lot on your to-do list, Virgo. But this week the stars want you to stretch beyond your comfort zone and focus less on doing, and more on being. Try to find satisfaction without the need to be right and super duper organized. Let life surprise you.
It’s time to expand your network this week, Libra. While you love connecting with people, the Universe is asking you to look beyond your tried-and-true community and see where else your gifts might be able to serve. Remember: don’t judge a book by its cover.
You’re finally finding your voice, Scorpio, and it feels good. While speaking our truth reveals our vulnerability, don’t forget that this is a powerful moment for you. Fight the urge to retreat and keep in mind that you deserve to be heard.
You see the world as your oyster, Sag, and now the Universe wants you to put your adventurous spirit to a higher good. Where might you be able to spread your infectious spirit to those who need it most? This week, see the bigger picture and your place within it.
It’s time for a change, Capricorn. While you resist change without a verifiable outcome, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and rely less on practicality and more on passion. Where does your heart truly want to be? Listen to that nudge and then go forth, my friend.
Change is in the air this week, bbs, and that’s always a good thing. Let’s embrace the new opportunities around us, and know that big changes mean big growth and, often, big rewards.