January 1 to 7, 2023

Happy New Year! 2023 starts on an intense note as sweet Venus meets up with underworld planet Pluto on the 1st, plunging us deep into obsessive romantic feelings. Mercury is still retrograde, but don’t take that as an excuse to text your ex! Better to cue up When Harry Met Sally, and put your phone in the other room. Then on the 2nd, Venus moves into Aquarius where the love planet takes on a more detached vibe, flirting through her eccentric hobbies and niche tastes. Think: Steve Buscemi, Jared Leto or Gary Oldman who all have this placement in their birth charts.

The highlight of the week is the full moon in Cancer on the 6th which has us feeling cozy and nostalgic. This is a great day for a comfort food feast or movie marathon in pajamas with the BFF’s. After some R&R, a breakthrough moment comes as Mercury meets the sun on the 7th. Reduce the noise so you can listen!

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Taking some time to relax with close friends is just what the doctor ordered as the full moon in Cancer on the 6th lights up your home and family sector. Although you’re feeling stressed or obsessive about work and getting ahead, what you really need is to take a bath and unwind. While snuggled on the couch on the 7th, you get some sudden insight about the next steps you should take in your career.

This week’s mantra: “Bloom.”

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Venus moves into your public image sector on the 2nd, sweetening your status and making you everyone’s favorite boss. For once, getting back to the office after the holiday break doesn’t feel like such a slog! Although there’s plenty to take care of at work and in the larger community, the full moon in Cancer on the 6th is a moment to focus on nurturing close connections. Share a slice of cake with your BFF and talk it all out!

This week’s mantra: “Devotion.”

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Last week brought some good news about a debt or loan, and this week’s full moon in Cancer on the 6th lets you lean into this newfound abundance. This isn’t just about more money in your bank account, this shift has increased your confidence! Look back on money goals you set back in June and appreciate how much you’ve accomplished. Insight arrives on the 7th about where you should be investing both your money and your time.

This week’s mantra: “Grow.”

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The full moon on the 6th is in your sign making this week the perfect time to indulge yourself and lean into self-care. This is also a great week to debut a flashy new look at a party, get a bold haircut or switch up your style at the office. It’s not selfish to focus on yourself! In fact, a breakthrough arrives on the 7th about how you need to speak up and ask for what you want.

This week’s mantra: “Embody.”

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

I hope you’re able to get some extra sleep this week, Leo. Capricorn season is always your busiest time of the year, but the full moon in Cancer on the 6th highlights your need for rest. That thing you’re super worried about might solve itself when you accept that you can’t control the outcome. If you have room in your schedule, take an extra long lunch break and use the time to meditate, journal or sip your favorite beverage away from the screen.

This week’s mantra: “Away.”

Virgo (August 23 – September 23)

The full moon in Cancer on the 6th is the biggest party night of the year for you, Virgo. This lunation lights up your social sector and highlights all the effort you’ve put into nurturing your community and connections over the last six months. You’re also feeling nostalgic about former hobbies. As Mercury meets the sun on the 7th, you fire off some texts to see if any new friends would be interested in joining you for a ceramics class or recreational soccer team.

This week’s mantra: “Connect.”

Libra (September 23 – October 21)

Your ruling planet Venus moves into your romance sector on the 2nd making this the flirtiest time of the year for you. Under this influence, you’re able to connect with others who share your unique interests, so don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly! Then on the 6th, the full moon in Cancer brings a breakthrough moment in your career. Be sure to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished in the past six months.

This week’s mantra: “Pleasure.”

Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)

The full moon in Cancer on the 6th is a breakthrough moment in your quest to expand your mind. Whether you’re going back to school, starting a new job or finally cracking your spine Anna Karenina, you’re taking learning into your own hands this week. Insight arrives on the 7th about how staying disciplined in your schedule and daily routine can contribute to an overall feeling of fulfillment. Practice may not make “perfect,” but it does create contentment.

This week’s mantra: “Flow.”

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

The full moon in Cancer on the 6th brings some good news about a loan, debt or grant application. The work you’ve been putting in for the last six months has actually paid off and you now have more wiggle room to make your own projects possible. You’ve been so worried about money lately, especially if you run your own business. Remember that you don’t have anything in your bank account. Time to take your power back!

This week’s mantra: “Share.”

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

It’s still your season, Capricorn, but the full moon in Cancer on the 6th is a moment to celebrate your partner, BFF and all your most intimate relationships. Who cares for you when you’re feeling self-conscious? Who talks you through your late night bouts of self doubt? If your closest people aren’t lifting you up then this may also be a moment to walk away. Make sure you’re surrounded by those who really listen.

This week’s mantra: “Open.”

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Are you ready for your glow up? Love and beauty planet Venus moves into your sign on the 2nd marking the best time of year for you to give some TLC to your appearance. The full moon in Cancer on the 6th falls in your health sector and highlights how well you have (or haven’t) taken care of yourself over the last six months. How can you integrate more self-love into your routine?

This week’s mantra: “Care.”

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

This week’s full moon in Cancer on the 6th highlights how far you’ve come in your motherhood journey over the past six months. Whether you have a new baby or you’re an empty nester, this lunation reveals that you’re always more yourself when connected to your inner child and sense of play. A conversation with a friend or colleague on the 7th gives you insight into how you can live more in the moment everyday.

This week’s mantra: “Play.”

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.

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