Your Horoscope This Week

It’s a full-steam-ahead action week with the planetary stage set for new beginnings and the sun shifting from reserved Capricorn to social Aquarius. On Monday, big-hearted Jupiter’s meetup with intense Pluto makes powerful inspiration available to those willing to see the bigger, more complicated picture. Broadening your mind can make it easier to make other, more tangible changes. If there’s anything you did not like in your or others’ behavior last week, draw on this energy to switch over to a more positive pattern.

Tuesday’s new moon cleans the slate for the month to come, encouraging fresh goals and new intentions. Any activity you do during a new moon is easier to keep up over the next four weeks. If you’re trying to eat healthier, not take work home, or do more volunteer shifts, put it on your schedule for Tuesday evening. It’s also a great time for launching those New Year’s resolutions — or kicking them up a notch.

On Friday, we finally crawl out from under that heavy Capricorn blanket and celebrate the first Aquarian birthdays. Aquarius is the sign of friendship, weirdness, and humanitarian politics. Let loose Aquarius-style over the weekend by chillaxing with your chosen family, those people who make you feel uniquely you. And if you and your peeps want to change the world, set your sights high and get plotting!

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Capricorn
December 22 to January 19

Chin up, Mer-Goat. The end of your birthday season is full of creative energy, giving you the extra boost to make the most of your natural talents. From Monday to Thursday, the moon passes over your sun, bringing your needs and wants into temporary alignment. This passing influence is a super important check-in point. Most likely, you’ll feel energized and clear about what you need to do over the next several weeks to reach your immediate goals. If you feel fatigued instead, take it as a hint about how you’re really feeling beneath your got-to-keep-it-together surface. With Venus in your sign for a few days yet, it’s still a fine time to prioritize relaxation. A well-placed nap or necessary cry can help you rally for the rest of the year’s opportunities and challenges.

Toward the end of the week, money comes into focus as Venus and the sun enter your house of personal resources. Keep your pragmatic reputation by getting your taxes done early while Venus makes counting your piles of gold (kidding!) more fun than it probably should be. Lest anyone should accuse you of being dull, this is also a good weekend for those other earthly indulgences — like a brick oven pizza and wine shared with your bestest friends.
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Aquarius
January 20 to February 18

The time around New Year’s is weirdly quiet for you, Water Bearer. So much is happening under the surface that it can feel like nothing is happening at all. In fact, you’ve been in a state of deep preparation for your persona new year. It’s a closing time when projects get finished or put on pause. Given that you’re a boredom-rejecting Aquarius, you’ve likely made a change or two this last year that needed integrating. On a subconscious level, you’re honing in on what this year’s version of yourself cares about most. The ideal intention to set on Tuesday’s new moon is one that gets you closer to your most authentic and up-to-the-moment concerns. A great way to do this is by envisioning the perfect birthday celebration. Even a symbolic birthday party vision that has you blowing noisemakers with Beyoncé and David Bowie will do the trick. The point is to paint a picture in your mind that gets you in touch with what you really want.

Toward the end of the week, Venus enters your sign, making life instantly easier and nicer. Your brainy charm is dialed all the way up for the next several weeks, making it a great time to flirt, date, network, and make friends with the world. Most people like to feel pretty when Venus is in their sign, so treat yourself to your personal version of a makeover (aka whatever ritual makes you smile at your reflection).
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Pisces
February 19 to March 20

You can be the key that unlocks others’ minds this week, if you choose. Your sensitivity to how others are feeling will help you tune into the right time to speak. There’s real space for positive change in your community and in the bigger world right now, but it depends on people seeing and caring about each other. Your natural compassion and gentleness make you the perfect teacher to remind your friends and colleagues how much we human beings all matter to each other.

Friends, ideals, and community have been a key focus for you this month. That focus reaches its peak when Tuesday evening’s new moon asks how you want to begin afresh in this area. Emotions will be flowing around the new moon, with a tendency for people to assume the worst. Protect yourself from the collective anxiety by taking a mental vacation or a walk when things get heated. Your peace comes from inside and is always available when you need it.

Friday, the moon enters your sign, creating calm and release, and giving you a burst of inspired energy. Over the weekend, connect to your Piscean superpowers by gazing at the ocean, reading poetry, writing a song, visiting a sick friend, meditating, or going for a swim.
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Aries
March 21 to April 19

At any given moment, a zillion and a half projects want your focused attention, Ram. Leaping from one thing to another keeps your life sparkly and ensures you’re bright-eyed and awake for whatever is in front of you. For the next few days, though, you’ll get more satisfaction from sticking with a single, concrete goal, especially one that lets you go it solo. If you’re a student, this is a research week all the way. Professionally, an ambitious, high-stakes project is worth the risk, since any success is likely to be noticed by the people who sign your paychecks. The sense of pushing beyond your own limits will likely be enough to contain your wandering interests (at least until Thursday), and a dark room of your own can help, too.

On Tuesday night, check in with your reputation, professional and otherwise, to see if you like where you’re headed. Does your Instagram feed fit with the jobs you’re applying for? Are you relating with parents and bosses or with your impulsive inner teenager? Are you making enough time for what you really want to achieve? Set a new intention or goal for the next month, and seal it with an action.
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Taurus
April 20 to May 20

Your ruling planet, beautiful Venus, stays tight with the sun this week, keeping the mood calm while helping you take care of what matters. With last week’s interpersonal intensity behind you, take time to think over what you experienced. There’s a lot going in your relationship life, including at least one conflict. Your behavior and intentions might be solid, but it’s worth taking the time to understand the other point of view. Understanding will help you come to a wise conclusion and form an opinion to guide you in the future.

Tuesday's new moon falls in your sector of travel, religion, and education, making that evening a sweet spot for planning an upcoming trip. On a deeper level, the new moon is a pause to consider how you make your life feel meaningful. What activities or habits connect you to this planet and your fellow human beings? Prioritize the good stuff.

On Thursday, Venus leaves Capricorn and enter Aquarius, getting you to go out to more events. Your friends miss you and your Taurean charm is on: You know what to do. There’s even a nice see-and-be-seen vibe in the air, suggesting that anything that is socially pleasurable will be professionally productive, too.
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Gemini
May 21 to June 20

People are super interesting — and weird. As a species, we’re not always great at seeing our own motivations, but sometimes we’re geniuses at figuring out what other people are up to. This week, Gemini, get your psychological investigator cap on, because you’re well-positioned to solve some serious mysteries about the humans you know best (including yourself). From Monday to Thursday, you have six planets in your 8th house of sex, secrets, and joint bank accounts, giving you lots of angles to explore. If any money is coming into your life through a parent, investment, or partner — or if it's leaving your life through debt — get nosy about the logistics. Likewise, it’s a super sexy time to find out more about your partner’s desires and turn question-asking into foreplay. Whatever typically taboo area you dig into, you’re likely to turn up results.

On Tuesday evening, set your intentions about money management, intimacy, and any fears you want to face. Your typical versatility will be at its most magical here, so stretch for an exciting change. Your ruling planet, talkative Mercury, mingles with dreamy Neptune throughout the week, heightening your imagination and intuition. More choices open up at the end of the week, as Venus (on Thursday) and the Sun (on Friday), roll into your ninth house of higher education, religion, and adventure. A day trip to a favorite place will prove extra fun this weekend, especially if your crew is along for the ride.
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Cancer
June 21 to July 22

The ebb and flow of relationships continues to be a key area this week, Cancer. By Monday evening, when the moon strides into Capricorn’s still-yet-deep waters, you’re pulled toward whatever needs work on a one-on-one level. The moon in Capricorn makes us especially sensitive to where we’ve had enough. Because the feelings are sensitive in self-critical Capricorn and this phase of the moon’s transit tends to activate fears, it’s easy to go overboard and push others away. Fortunately, it also increases patience.

Mid-week, give yourself a self-loving time out to tune into what does need to change. Ask yourself which relationships you’re hauling around like heavy weights. It can be tempting to accept closeness under any conditions, but being used too often as someone’s emotional mop-up kit will leave you sucked dry. Set an intention to try taking the emotional lead in your one-on-one interactions for the next few weeks. You have a talent for setting the mood, so if you choose to make better connections, that’s quite likely to be what you’ll get.

By Thursday, you’ll get the break you’ve earned when the moon glides into chillaxed Aquarius and then into peaceful Pisces. Reward yourself and your loves with a relaxed social activity that brings out your giggles.
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Leo
July 23 to August 22

The week starts off with a clashing of wills and ways on Sunday. So long as you’re not attached to the other party going your way, this can be a fun fight that wakes you up to what you really want. Let any insights born of conflict shine like a spotlight onto the beginning of the week, lighting up where to put your energy and where not to bother. (People who ignore the rules you’ve agreed on really aren’t worth the trouble.)

Do any of your day-to-day habits — like hydrating, exercise, or work — feel like a grind? If so, use Tuesday’s new moon to commit to a routine organized by fun. Love your body like you would a sweetie, romancing it with a danceable wake-up ringtone and giving it enough pauses throughout the day to reconnect with what matters to you.

The end of the week brings Venus and then the Sun into your relationship house, making conflicts and electric connections more likely. Drama can be fun, but make sure it’s what you want. And give yourself plenty of time to recharge.
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Virgo
August 23 to September 22

The universe is sending you subliminal messages this week, Virgo, and it wants you to prick up your ears. With Mercury, planet of thought, forming a link to dreamy Neptune, logic takes a backseat to intuition. A Virgo-friendly definition of "intuition" is the many pieces of information your body absorbs when your mind is busy writing emails. Your job is to tune into your senses and look underneath any worries. Think back to when your stomach first got upset or what finally loosened the muscle in your back. Guilt can be a powerful blinder, but right now your compassion can help you see beyond it to the person or people on the other side.

Love is all around you if you raise your head to look — and so are the people who love you for being your smart, kind self. Tuesday evening, commit yourself to improving how you give and seek love, and how much of yourself you let be seen.

Toward the end of the week, the pace of life picks up, as sweet Venus and then the Sun enter your house of work, health, and routines. Venus’ influence can make your daily tasks a pleasure, so long as you use your intuition to decide when to act and when to let things develop without interference.
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Libra
September 23 to October 22

What beliefs are holding you back financially, Libra? Our incomes may be affected by injustice and other forces beyond our control, but personal efforts make a big difference, too. The stories you tell yourself about money, your power to earn it, and what it’s good for are open for revision right now. Play devil’s advocate with your own narrative, seeing if there’s another side to the story. On the other hand, if you’ve waved off, say, the fact that women in your field get paid less than men, that information may help free you from unfair anger at yourself or criticism of others.

Mid-week, tiny tensions bubble up to the surface as the moon moves through your house of home and family. Wherever you’ve bent over backwards or neglected to take your own side will need to be corrected. Likewise, if you’ve been sleeping on your household responsibilities, don’t be surprised if you’re asked to join in. This can also be a lovely, creative influence, helping you beautify your surroundings and make it a nicer place to be.

The end of the week sees your house of play (yes, it’s a thing) activated by a super social Aquarian Venus and the bold sun. Enjoy the laid back, lovey energy by romancing your friends with a swanky wine bar date or meeting up with a new crush at the arcade, like it’s 1990.
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Scorpio
October 23 to November 21

Have you ever seen an artist throw a bucket of paint on a canvas, splashing bold color across the blah expanse? It’s your week to take a similarly irreversible action and transform a dull patch of your life into something brilliant and real. On Tuesday, the new moon passes over Pluto, your ruling planet, waking up buried feelings of jealousy, resentment, rage, and guilt. Everyone will be experiencing this mood, but because of your special relationship with Pluto, you have a gift for finding deep truths where others see only a pile of stuff. Set your new moon intention Tuesday evening by committing to wear whatever truth you’ve discovered on your sleeve for the next several weeks, letting it change how you think and what you say. It’s a good time for making statements you can’t take back and declarations of what you’ve kept quiet about too long.

Toward the end of the week, Venus and the sun’s movement into Aquarius slows life’s pace down enough for you to enjoy being at home. Decompress from the week’s intensity by having a circle of your best people over for delicious eats and interesting gossip, or indulge in a family retreat. Anyone you don’t have to explain yourself to is good company for these lazy days.
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Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21

Sometimes brilliant inspiration finds us when we’re clinging to a shipwreck, and sometimes it arrives with so little effort, we might forget to notice it. Dreamtime and down time, when you’re least paying attention, have secrets to whisper to you, Archer. They want to reveal the truth hiding in plain sight, especially in the places where you’ve ignored your own power. What prisons do you inhabit without noticing? This week, you hold the keys to unlock the first set of doors.

One area that may be limiting your freedom more than you realize is your value system. When we run away from what really matters to us or avoid making it tangible, we don’t have resources to draw on when times get hard. I’m talking about money, Sag, but in astrology, money is the same as physical pleasure, good food, solid friendships, any possessions we own, and the core values that become stronger as we grow. There’s a push here to strengthen those value areas. This means feeding your resources so that, when you come home from your adventures, there’s a metaphorical sandwich and smiling friends there to greet you. As we move into Aquarius season at the end of the week, a fun way to do this is by getting out while staying close to home. Treat yourself to a mosey-ing commute, with plenty of stops to chat with your barista, grocery store cashier, and neighbors.
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