Stop what you're doing and take a look around. Did you know that the metamorphosis you're experiencing on an individual level is a reflection of the collective shifts currently at play? The energy of our environment plays a crucial role in our personal lives, and right now, our environment is on the brink of transformation — one you'll likely start feeling in your weekly horoscope for Jan. 16, 2022.
At the start of the week, the sun moves conjunct intense, transformative Pluto at 26 degrees Capricorn, triggering a widespread need to dig deep beneath the surface and get to the root of a particular issue. On Monday, Jan. 17, the full moon will reach its peak at exactly 27 degrees Cancer and sit in direct opposition to the sun, which is essentially a call for balance between our emotional world and physical reality. The moon rules the sign of Cancer, which is symbolic of family, home, intuition, and emotional foundation — all incredibly personal aspects of our lives. It's no wonder the atmosphere at large feels so incredibly supercharged at this time: something needs to be released in order for us to take back our power and security. Contrary to the emotional nourishment Cancerian energy brings to the table, there isn't anything subtle or soothing about this week's full moon. If the moon represents our emotional comfort, its opposition to the sun and Pluto strips us of our shell, so we can confront the elephant in the room. Something significant is being brought to our attention during this lunation, on a personal level and as a collective.
Be gentle with yourself as you flow through the powerful current of these emotional waves. On Jan. 18, change-maker Uranus will station direct after a five-month retrograde journey through stability-seeking Taurus. Without disregarding the effects of Venus retrograde, take a moment to reflect on the revolution of your value systems and money-making abilities. With the guiding North Node entering Taurus and the release-happy South Node entering Scorpio on Jan. 18, themes surrounding your commitments and general sense of security will be top of mind for the foreseeable future. The sun's official debut in the intellectual, collaborative sign of Aquarius on Jan. 20 also inspires us to look toward the future and tap into our higher mind. Governed by Uranus — the planet of chaos, rebellion, and unexpected change — Aquarius's fixed energy is electric, innovative, and free-spirited. Change is on the horizon, and these astrological transits are helping to ensure we're ready for it.
If you're wondering what these upcoming shifts may have in store for you, read your Jan. 16, 2022, weekly horoscope, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign, below. For a look at what the entire month has in store, check out your January monthly horoscope, and for a guide to the year ahead, read your 2022 horoscope.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
Your feelings are already intense, but they will continue to intensify this week, Aries, so take a moment to find your center. In addition to a significant full-circle moment, brought to you by this week's full moon in Cancer, the sun will join forces with powerhouse Pluto via your 10th house of authority, career, and reputation in the world. Steer away from power struggles, shady cliques, and sketchy professional scenarios in general. Something that's been hidden from your conscious mind is being brought to light, which may or may not trigger a bit of discomfort on your end. Easier said than done, but you're being called to surrender your need for control, as well as your attachment to a specific outcome.
On a much brighter note, Uranus moving direct could bring a much-needed breakthrough with regard to your values and sense of security. It's time to break free from toxic attachments, whether they be personal or financial. As the Nodes of Fate enter the Taurus-Scorpio axis, highlighting everything from your commitments to your resourcefulness, a new cycle is beginning for you.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
You have quite an interesting week ahead, Taurus. One thing's for sure: if you're feeling the desire to get something important off your chest, make sure you're being mindful with your delivery. Your words and gestures carry more weight than usual at this time, which may be triggering for some. Also, despite you being naturally set in your ways, the sun's conjunction with transformative Pluto — via your philosophical ninth house of wisdom — will shed light on a deep-rooted moral or belief system that's no longer in alignment with your soul's vibration.
You could also catch your peers and local community off guard when it comes to a particular risk or journey you secretly wish to take, given that your newfound sense of direction could very well disrupt the dynamic of your immediate environment. However, your decision to take a particular leap is supported by change-maker Uranus, as it will station direct the same day the North Node of Destiny enters your sign. Have faith, and godspeed.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
Never attach yourself to a specific outcome, Gemini, because plans can always change. The only thing more distracting than your quick-witted planetary ruler, Mercury, stationing retrograde is the sun's annual reunion with Pluto in Capricorn. Shaking up your eighth house of mergers, inheritance, and shared resources, this planetary aspect will bring intensity and emphasis to the foundation of an intimate or taboo-like situation — perhaps even a literal situationship. Hidden truths will likely resurface, namely when it comes to a particular source of income or shared resource.
Moreover, this month's hypersensitive full moon in Cancer will beam directly across from the sun and Pluto, bringing your sense of stability right into the spotlight. If you're feeling defensive or possessive about a financial situation, know that this full moon is here to help you purge what's no longer serving you. On Jan. 18, rebellious Uranus will station direct, which will continue to amplify your need to break free from unnecessary sacrifices and coping mechanisms.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
To say you're in your feelings this week would be an understatement, Cancer. However, if you're willing to look on the brighter side of things, you could gain some much-needed clarity when it comes to a contractual agreement or a committed partnership. The week starts with the sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn via your seventh house of compromise, marriage, and one-on-one relationships. Transformative and even cathartic, this conjunction is here to bring light to relationship patterns or a specific connection in which your power is being taken away from you. Although there's no reason to be paranoid, it's always a good idea to actively steer away from manipulation, gaslighting, and those who consciously misuse their power.
The full moon in your sign on Jan. 17 will serve as a reminder to continue making your emotional stability and sense of comfort a priority, despite the undeniable intensity of the astrological aspects at play for everyone. You are being called to hold space for your personal needs and create the sanctuary you seek. This focus on your well-being — instead of everyone else's, for once — continues as the Nodes of Fate enter your passionate fifth and 11th house of community on Jan. 18, bringing significant shifts to your individual expression and sense of belonging in the world.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
The dynamic of your day-to-day lifestyle is in the midst of a profound shift, but it's up to you to put pride aside and make the best of it, Leo. It's not every day that your planetary ruler (the sun) meets with transformative Pluto, as this deeply revealing conjunction takes place once a year. The sun's reunion with shadowy Pluto will bring light to either a routine habit that's affecting your health or maybe a toxic work environment that's been draining you of your usually vivacious energy.
On another note, the Jan. 17 full moon in Cancer will shake up your 12th house of closure, dreams, healing, and surrender, bringing closure and clarity to everything from an unconscious emotion to a longing for privacy and solitude. Career themes could also be top of mind this week, as Uranus stations direct the same day the North Node of Fate enters Taurus and your 10th house of notoriety. You may realize it's time to switch things up professionally in a big way.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
Virgo, your heart wants what it wants, but make sure it's also for your highest good. This week's astro-weather is putting a spotlight on everything from your heart's desires to your creative musings, but it's not all butterflies and rainbows. The sun will join forces with Pluto, prompting you to think through the darker aspects of your self-expression or reconsider the negative side of a love affair you can't stop obsessing about. The shadow side of your love language could also come up for review at this time, especially for those of you struggling with expressing yourself authentically.
On Jan. 17, the nostalgic full moon will touch down on your 11th house of society and sense of belonging in the world, illuminating the emotional answers you've been seeking surrounding a group dynamic or a social connection you hold dear. Rest assured that if you're unsure of where to turn with regard to your place in your community, your future visions will start to become clearer once Uranus goes direct and the North Node's shift into Taurus pushes you down the right path.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
Libra, it's hard to focus on yourself when there's so much happening on the home front, but the cosmos are encouraging you to do it anyway. At the very start of the week, the sun joins Pluto in a deeply transformative conjunction via your personal fourth house of home, family, innermost feelings, and emotional foundations — and this is where things could get tricky. This aspect could shine its light on some holes in your overall sense of stability, so it's important to be mindful of what emotions or triggers resurface at this point in time. Hint: Plutonian themes are more prominent than usual (i.e., power plays, manipulative tactics, and general catharsis), so above all else, be gentle with yourself.
This week's full moon in Cancer on Jan. 17 brings full circle certain themes surrounding the balance between your personal and professional life. You are being called to create equilibrium in your life, and this idea is only amplified by Uranus stationing direct and the North Node's shift into Taurus. You're finally ready to break free from negative attachments and entanglements and walk toward what makes you feel comfortable.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
Scorpio, your intuition is on point more often than not, so don't disregard what you know to be true. This is definitely something to keep in mind at the beginning of the week, when the sun meets with your modern ruler, Pluto, in your third house of communication, information, and general exchanges. You're the zodiac's favorite private investigator, but by that same token, something that's been hidden from your conscious mind — as hard as that is to believe — is being brought to your attention. Whether it's an ongoing thought taking over your day or a secret you swore you'd never tell a soul, you could be feeling introspective or even highly suspicious of your surroundings.
That said, the full moon in Cancer on Jan. 17 will bring emotional emphasis to themes surrounding a particular belief system you've held close, namely when it comes to your sense of familiarity and your upbringing. Something that's been lingering needs to be purged from that set of beliefs in order for you to feel a renewed sense of hope in a situation. If you've been contemplating whether or not to relocate, this lunation could bring the sign you've been looking for. The South Node of Destiny enters your sign on Jan. 18, which will ultimately serve as a divine guide throughout your journey to self-discovery.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
Take a moment to reflect on the value of your hard work and personal investments, Sagittarius. The week begins with the sun and transformative Pluto sitting together in your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, possessions, and sense of self-worth. You can bet this is shedding light on everything from the darker side of your money-making abilities and spending habits to what you generally consider valuable. Some of you may realize you've been overworking yourself to the point of self-sabotage, while others might take a hard look at where the majority of your financial earnings have been going.
Meanwhile, this week's full moon in Cancer illuminates your eighth house of mergers, shared resources, and intimate exchanges, which could potentially bring you clarity on certain instances of family codependency or close connections that are no longer in alignment with your higher good. With Uranus moving direct the following day, followed by the Nodes of Destiny entering your sixth house of routine and 12th house of healing and sacrifice, you'll likely feel ready to make some necessary changes for the better.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
You're not even a shadow of the person you used to be, Capricorn, but that doesn't mean you don't have a shadow side. Everyone has a dark side, and the sun's conjunction with Pluto in your sign at the beginning of the week will make the most authentic parts of you known. Granted, you may or may not be fond of what's bubbling up to the surface in your personal life — especially when it comes to your inner self and the emotions you project on others — but it's still a part of you that you must learn to coexist with.
The following day, on Jan. 17, a full moon in Cancer brings closure and clarity to your emotions surrounding the foundation of a significant partnership. Keep in mind, this could center on a family dynamic or perhaps a significant other's close relative. Regardless of the details, this lunation will serve as a reminder to cultivate more compassion and hold space for a significant other's needs at this time, whether or not you feel comfortable embracing your vulnerable side. When Uranus stations direct on Jan. 18 while the North Node of Destiny enters Taurus, you'll feel a greater push to break free from whatever's been blocking you from opening your heart.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
You're doing a lot of reflecting, resting, and recalibrating this week, Aquarius. The sun joins powerhouse Pluto in Capricorn in a revelatory conjunction via your 12th house of healing and secrets at the beginning of the week. However, given that the sun rules your seventh house of relationships, this period of reflection could also revolve around a significant other. If you're in a negative situationship, or maybe keeping a deep, dark secret from someone, this intense aspect will likely affect you pretty significantly, and you may discover something about someone in your circle or even yourself in the process. There's nothing to be afraid of, since you're cleansing negativity and clearing space for more positive thoughts.
Remember, it's always important to protect your energy. This week's full moon in Cancer will bring something surrounding the dynamic of your daily routine full circle, so think: what needs to change to ensure you're protecting that energy? This sense of clarity will be followed by your modern ruler, Uranus, stationing direct, along with the North Node's shift into your emotional fourth house of home — getting you pretty deep in your feels. Your colorful rebirth is a whole process; don't be afraid to surrender yourself to it.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 16, 2022
You're looking for a group of like-minded individuals who accept you exactly as you are, Pisces. This could be a prominent theme for you this week, as the sun sits with shadowy Pluto in Capricorn via your collaborative 11th house of social networks. The influence of transformative Pluto often reveals deep, helpful, and sometimes difficult truths, as it gives us no choice but to dig beneath our exterior and that of our surroundings to see the truth. You might be taking a hard look at a professional atmosphere or your life-long clique of besties, but the bottom line is, you could begin to see something through a completely different lens.
On Jan. 17, a hypersensitive full moon in Cancer will glimmer through your fifth house of creativity, passion, and romance, bringing some sentimental feelings to light. If you feel that you're not accepted or perhaps not getting the acknowledgement you deserve, this lunation will serve as a reminder that you are whole all by yourself — no outside approval necessary. As Uranus moves direct the same day the North Node of Destiny enters your third house of immediate surroundings, you may even start to realize that it's time to invest your passion, talents, and energy elsewhere.