Both the sun and Pluto spend most of this week traveling through the final degrees of Capricorn. Then on Saturday morning, the sun enters brilliant, eccentric Aquarius. Consider the month ahead a time to experiment with different ways of expressing yourself. Where serious Capricorn season encouraged you to stay faithful to tradition, Aquarius now invites innovative thinking, even dreaming, to create something utterly original. On Saturday evening, Pluto, planet of transformation and rebirth, joins the sun in the idealistic sign of the water bearer. Pluto is the slowest-moving of all the planets, spending up to 30 years at a time in each sign. So when it reaches a new one, it’s a big deal. Its entry into Aquarius marks a major cultural shift, an opportunity to move away from systems that are no longer working and try building new ones. In the meantime, find the weekly horoscope for each zodiac sign, below.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
Some people are overly cautious, but not you. You have a tendency to rush in. You’ll throw yourself headlong into relationships, agree to help friends before they’ve even told you what they need, and set off on journeys without so much as glancing at a map. Your boldness is a wonderful quality, and it keeps you from getting stuck in one place for too long. This week, though, devote extra time and energy to thinking your plans through. If you can be patient and thoughtful, it will serve you well down the line.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
Letting other people see your authentic self — not the mask you wear in public, not the idealized version of yourself that you’d like to embody, but the real you — can be unbearable. Lately, you’ve been feeling especially vulnerable. You’d rather hide away than risk letting anyone in, even if that means being lonely. This week, though, you’ll find it easier to open up. Your supposed flaws aren’t as serious as you’ve made them out to be. Some of them aren’t flaws at all; they’re part of the unique texture of your personality. Don’t worry so much. You get it in your head that you’re hard to love, but it isn’t true.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
There are times when it’s best to play it safe, to prioritize stability. This week, though, making the easy, expected choices will probably leave you cold. Yes, security is valuable, but you want excitement in life, too. So take a calculated risk or two. Put yourself out there. Take a principled stand, consequences be damned. Don’t let fear of failure stop you from doing what feels right.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
You have the wild feeling, right now, that anything is possible. You could quit your job on a whim, pick up and move across the world, or end long standing relationships and start new ones tomorrow. Not that you should do all of this. But there’s freedom in knowing that if you needed to transform your life, you could. You’re in the driver’s seat. You’re never stuck. This week isn’t the right moment to make a change just for the sake of it, but if you know what you want, why wait around?
Leo Weekly Horoscope
This week, it feels as though everyone wants to push you around, tell you what to do, or drag you into their orbit. It’s annoying, to say the least. You don’t want to be swept up in somebody else’s vision; you’re busy enough with your own life and ambitions. Your stubborn side will be activated as you fend off people who want to impose their priorities on you. Be careful not to block out good-faith feedback, but when it comes to those who would take advantage, don’t be afraid to stand firm.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Everywhere you turn, people are hawking tricks and tools they swear will fix your life, from exercise regimens to skin-care products to planners. The din is loud enough to make you worry you’re falling behind or missing out. This week, don’t be fooled. Commit to the routines that work for you, not the ones others are trying to sell you on. There’s room to grow if change is what you want. Just make sure you’re doing it on your own terms. Try new things when they capture your imagination.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
You’ve been living in your head, your mind working overtime coming up with new ideas, analyzing every emotion and exchange, or imagining whole new worlds into being. The trouble is it’s easy to get stuck in there. It’s hard to keep it all organized, harder still to settle on a plan of action. The best thing you can do is find somebody to talk it through with. You may not come up with all the answers on your own; you’ll have more success with a friend.
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
Lately, you’ve felt out of step with the people around you. Maybe your friends are reaching milestones — buying a house, starting a family — you’ve opted not to pursue. Maybe they’re moving away while you’re staying put. When you watch loved ones set off down paths that diverge from yours, it’s hard not to wonder if you’re making a mistake. This week, remember that you don’t have to want the same things other people do, even the people closest to you. It takes courage to make your own way in life, but if you trust your instincts, you won’t regret it.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
It’s important to know when life needs taking seriously: when to stop messing around and dedicate yourself to the task at hand, when to quit joking and acknowledge the stakes. But it’s just as important to know when to do the opposite. Sometimes, the best course of action is to let your weird, silly side run the show, to explore all your options (even the far-out ones) instead of defaulting to the most conventional path. It isn’t your job to be no-nonsense this week. Give yourself permission to play.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
You’ve been carrying a heavy load for so long that it feels natural. You’ve grown accustomed to a certain level of exhaustion. This week, you may finally notice a weight lifting. The daily grind will be less of a grind. Friends will offer support rather than ask it of you. You’ll even feel it physically, in your body. You can be free, finally, to experiment, to surprise yourself, to make mistakes. The stakes aren’t so high. Nobody’s expecting you to support the whole world on your shoulders. Recalibrate your expectations.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
It can seem, at times, as though the only way to be well liked or successful is to hide all the qualities that make you different — the ones that make you you. Attempting to appeal to others’ sensibilities, follow trends, and conceal the unique parts of your personality makes life easier. At least that’s what you’ve been telling yourself. This week, the universe will remind you that hiding does more harm than good. In order to attract people who truly understand you and to live a life that’s fulfilling, you have to own who you are, complications and all.
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
You aren’t scared of change. You accept it as a part of life, as natural as breathing. Even so, you’ve been exhausted by the pace of the change going on around you recently, the transformations you’ve experienced and witnessed. It just keeps coming and never seems to slow down, and you’re struggling to keep your balance. This week, if you can, carve out time to rest. You need a break, a moment to process. The world isn’t the same as it was last month or last year, and neither are you. Give your brain and heart a chance to catch up.
Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of January 7. The weekly horoscopes for the week of January 21 will be online next Sunday.
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