Your Horoscope For the Week of Jan. 2 Is Ushering In New Beginnings


Here's to an adventurous and prosperous 2022. Cliché as they may be, the "new year, new me" vibes never cease to inspire us to put our best foot forward . . . at least during the first couple months of every year. The real challenge, however, is to stay equally committed to whatever your goals are for the remainder of the year. Fortunately, your weekly horoscope for Jan. 2, 2022, has "new beginnings" written in the stars, although there's a catch.

As you may remember, the planet of money, pleasure, romance, and stability, Venus, will be retrograde in Capricorn until Jan. 29. This retrograde transit is not only slowing things down financially and in your love life, but it's also leaving you with no choice but to reflect on the themes coming back around for a second look. Given that Venus's pre-retrograde shadow phase began in November 2021, it's likely similar Venusian themes (i.e. celebrations, money, personal and professional partnerships, etc.) have already begun resurfacing. Finding the balance between forging ahead with a brand-new year and creating room to quietly review whatever issues Venus unearths for you is key.

On a positive note, Mercury's shift into progressive Aquarius on Jan. 2 could serve as a helping hand, especially when it comes to staying neutral and seeing the logical side of every situation, regardless of how frustrating. After all, when Mercury — the planet of communication, thought process, and immediate exchanges — transits through a fixed air sign like Aquarius, it moves swiftly and easily, allowing for us to look at things from a crystal-clear perspective. Lucky, abundant Jupiter will also be transiting through its traditional sign of rulership, Pisces, for the majority of 2022, amplifying everything it touches. So you can also expect an influx of major Piscean themes, like compassion, creativity, and spirituality.

As you dive into the first full week of 2022, here's what your Jan. 2, 2022, weekly horoscope has in store, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign:


Aries (March 21-April 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

The week of Jan. 2 is off to a pretty good start for you, Aries. But with Venus retrograde in your 10th house of career, there could also be something from the past — maybe the relationship you share with an authority figure or a professional superior — being brought to your attention. Even so, a Jan. 2 new moon in Capricorn brings fertile beginnings to your professional life and reputation in the world. Remember, though, as you set your new-moon intentions, be mindful of next steps toward those goals. Retrograde cycles are notorious for delays and general miscommunications, so if you must sign any agreements, read between the lines and double check the terms.

Savvy Mercury will also join structured Saturn in Aquarius via your 11th house of associations and community on the same day, putting you on high alert with your ideas and social interactions. Keep in mind, the moon will also enter Aquarius on Jan. 4, meeting with Saturn in the process. This could trigger feelings of limitation within your emotional world and social environment, so if you find yourself feeling down suddenly, take a deep breath and know it's temporary. Luckily, the moon will meet with bountiful Jupiter in Pisces on Jan. 5, so pay attention to your intuition and daydreams, as you may gain more clarity on your goals.

On Jan. 6, the moon in Pisces will face off with your intense planetary ruler, Mars, which may create some friction between the need to follow your instincts vs. charging forward into the unknown. Don't hesitate to sleep on any decisions you're making; a judgment call could seem unclear otherwise. Fortunately, the moon will return to your sign on Jan. 8 and be in harmony with curious Mercury, making it easier to communicate your feelings and ideas.


Taurus (April 20-May 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

Amid Venus's retrograde through Capricorn and your ninth house of expansion and belief systems, you're being challenged to reflect on your big future goals, as well as the opportunities being presented to you at the moment. The new moon in Capricorn on Jan. 2, forming a positive trine to freedom-loving Uranus in your sign, invites you on an exciting journey, personally or professionally, that could crack your perspective wide open and trigger a release from ideas that no longer resonate with you.

Also on Jan. 2, Mercury — celestial ruler of your second house of money and stability — will join Saturn in progressive Aquarius, lighting up your ambitious 10th house. This will help you get clear on your professional goals so you can take the necessary steps forward. Later, on Jan. 4, the moon, too, enters Aquarius, adding a sobering layer of pragmatism to your work ethic or a project you've been diligently working on. While the influence of Saturn can feel more restricting than usual, don't let this lunar transit put a damper on your tedious to-do list; if anything, use it as motivation to keep your head down and do your best.

Luckily, on Jan. 5, Venus will form a charming sextile to dreamy Neptune via your socially driven 11th house of community affairs. Maybe you're reuniting with ex-classmates for a new-year celebration or leaning on your friend groups for advice on your next creative venture. If you're on the hunt for more clarity, the moon will form a positive sextile to Uranus in your sign on Jan. 6, meaning you or someone in your extended community has some unexpected news to share.


Gemini (May 21-June 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

You're in for a treat this week, Gemini: your celestial ruler, Mercury — the planet of communication — enters your sister air sign Aquarius and your expansive ninth house of adventure and belief systems on Jan. 2, shifting your perspective to a situation's bigger picture, as opposed to its fussy details. The Jan. 2 new moon in Capricorn will bring new beginnings to themes surrounding the intimacy between you and a significant other, as well as your ability to master a codependent situation. The latter makes more sense when considering the moon's trine to freedom-loving Uranus — via your 12th house of sacrifice and surrender — as you are likely being presented with the opportunity to break free from a partnership you're no longer committed to.

On Jan. 4, the moon joins Mercury and Saturn in Aquarius, activating your thrill-seeking ninth house of worldly pursuits and belief systems. Contemplating whether to go to grad school? Strategizing next steps for a career move that requires you to relocate? When the moon enters Pisces and your career-driven 10th house on Jan. 5, it will meet with lucky Jupiter and recharge your spirit, so have faith in what the future holds. The moon will also form a positive aspect to Venus retrograde on Jan. 7, which will more than likely validate your decision to move forward.


Cancer (June 22-July 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

Cancer, you're ruled by the moon, so new moons and full moons are especially prominent for you. That said, this week kicks off with a new moon in Capricorn on Jan. 2, activating your harmony-seeking seventh house of agreements and significant others. Whether it be a romantic commitment or a professional partnership in the works, this lunation is ideal for strategizing on next steps. Granted, with Venus retrograde in your relationship sector, there could be some unfinished business in a particular relationship that you need to settle beforehand.

On a brighter note, the moon will conjunct Venus retrograde and Pluto on Jan. 3, offering you some much-needed validation when it comes to a certain partnership. The moon then joins Mercury and Saturn in Aquarius on Jan. 4, although its conjunction to Saturn could trigger some restrictive or sad feelings. If you're struggling with making a decision or with seeing a situation for what it truly is, don't put more pressure on yourself. On Jan. 5, Venus retrograde will meet with dreamy Neptune, potentially lighting the way forward.

The moon will eventually grant you deeper understanding with regard to a significant other or business partnership when it forms a sextile with transformative Pluto in your relationship sector on Jan. 7. After the moon enters fiery Aries and your ambitious 10th house of career and reputation, you could suddenly find the will to move forward and take charge of the situation at hand.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

You're kicking off a brand-new chapter, Leo. The productive Jan. 2 new moon in Capricorn activates your responsible sixth house, ushering in new chapters surrounding your day-to-day routine, your work, or your general acts of service. With the moon forming a positive trine to Uranus — via your 10th house of career — there may be some unexpected changes in your work environment, perhaps regarding your superiors.

If you're feeling the intuitive pull to communicate with an authority figure or have a long-overdue conversation with HR, it could very well work in your favor. Go-getter Mars is also sizzling through your fifth house of fame and self-expression, inspiring you with the courage to take action. However, on Jan. 4, the moon will join Mercury and Saturn in Aquarius — via your compromising seventh house of committed relationships — which may trigger some pessimism at the very least. Because the moon will also face off with chaotic Uranus, be mindful of your conversations, especially if you may have been overexerting your control over others in the workplace.

With Venus retrograde in the mix, you may need to set some boundaries, namely with mixing business with pleasure. On Jan. 8, your celestial ruler, the sun, will conjunct Venus retrograde, potentially validating your hunch about a particular work relationship or coworker. If certain aspects in your work life have felt a bit up-and-down, things will become clearer with time.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

The spotlight's on you this season, Virgo, so don't shy away from the praise that comes along with it. The Jan. 2 new moon in Capricorn will touch down on your fifth house of fame, passion projects, and creative musings, kicking off a new chapter of authenticity and sparkling self-expression. The moon will also be in harmony with rebellious Uranus, allowing you the opportunity to bask in your colorful uniqueness, which could mean revamping your virtual presence and committing to the growth of your social platforms.

Your curious planetary ruler, Mercury, will also enter Aquarius and your responsible house of rulership, the sixth house of health and daily rituals. Chances are, you'll be as productive as ever during this time. On Jan. 3, the moon will join Pluto and Venus retrograde in Capricorn and your passionate fifth house, offering greater clarity surrounding any romantic or creative pursuits you have in flux.

Venus retrograde also forms a positive aspect to dreamy Neptune via your committed seventh house. So whether you're single, crushing, or professionally strategizing, an opportunity you initially declined could come back around for a second look. By Jan. 7, the moon will sit alongside Neptune in Pisces, which will automatically dissolve the boundaries between your emotional world and your current reality. Your intuition will be at an all-time high at this time, so if you feel called to reach out to someone, try not to back out.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

You're nesting and looking inward to recharge your energy, Libra. Just in time for a well-deserved new beginning, the week begins with a new moon in Capricorn on Jan. 2 via your domestic fourth house of family matters and inner feelings. Highlighting themes like your emotional nourishment or your living space, this lunation simultaneously meets with rebellious Uranus, triggering some unexpected events, potentially with your and a significant other's shared possessions. Sharing is caring, sure, but you're being called to claim your independence at this time.

Mercury enters Aquarius on Jan. 2, too, activating your happy-go-lucky fifth house of love and passion projects. Keep in mind, this swift mercurial buzz will reflect onto your creative ventures and romantic encounters, especially in the digital realm. Also, during its retrograde, your planetary ruler, Venus, will form a harmonious alignment to dreamy Neptune on Jan. 5 in your fourth house. A simple act of kindness goes a long way today, especially with regard to your workplace. Offering a coworker your creative input could turn out to be incredibly rewarding, but only if you're comfortable doing so.

On Jan. 8, when the moon enters Aries and your committed seventh house of significant others, your focus will shift toward compromise and companionship. And the moon's sextile to Mercury — via your passionate fifth house — could be everything you need to put your creative vision and desires into words.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

If you've been strategizing and planning ahead, expect some clarity in your collaborations, partnerships, and tedious to-do list sooner rather than later, Scorpio. The week kicks off with a brilliant new moon in Capricorn via your curious third house of communication, supercharging your mind with a fresh perspective on your latest endeavors. This new moon, sitting in a trine with Uranus, will also offer an opportunity to connect with potential prospects and business partners. Uranian energy typically catches us off guard, though, so don't be discouraged by the spontaneity or unconventionality of these meetings.

The moon will eventually conjunct Pluto and Venus retrograde in Capricorn, still highlighting your communicative third house. Looking for an opportunity to get some much-needed closure from an ex-lover? Venus rules both your committed seventh house of significant others, as well as your secretive 12th house of the unconscious mind. Knowing this, you may receive a startling or very unexpected message at this time. Take it in stride; you know what to do.

Toward the evening of Jan. 5, the moon will move through dreamy Pisces alongside lucky Jupiter via your romantic fifth house. Single, crushing, or already committed, your carnal and romantic desires are at an all-time high, as is your creativity. With Venus retrograde challenging you to revisit the past, these bursting feelings might stem from a past lover you're reconciling with or from a creative venture you initially put on hold. With the moon in Pisces forming a harmonious sextile to Uranus, you might even hear from an ex directly via Instagram DMs, if they didn't double-tap your picture already.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

Remember who you are, and don't settle for anything less than what you deserve, Sagittarius. On Jan. 2, there's a productive new moon in Capricorn activating your second house of comfort, money, and security. This offers the opportunity to plant new seeds of intention that will, eventually, cultivate the financial stability you crave.

The major catch is Venus retrograde in Capricorn until Jan. 29, during which you have no choice but to reassess themes surrounding everything from your spending habits to your self-worth. Planting seeds for the future is easier said than done during this retrograde, but there's still an opportunity to keep building toward a new financial foundation, even if it takes a little longer than usual. On the day of the new moon, savvy Mercury will also enter Aquarius, in which it moves with ease, and that same energy is reflected on your interactions and professional life.

On Jan. 4, the moon will meet with Saturn in Aquarius, adding a layer of structure and logic to the mix. However, if this makes you feel restricted or pessimistic about next steps (personally or professionally), those feelings will pass. On a brighter note, the moon will enter fiery Aries via your creative fifth house on Jan. 8, inspiring you with the courage and enthusiasm needed to tackle the obstacles blocking your success.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

You've been contemplating next steps and reflecting on your past more than usual, Capricorn. The good news is, you're gaining much clarity on your personal and professional goals in 2022, which kicks off with a new moon in your sign on Jan. 2. This lunar event also forms a harmonious alignment to freedom-loving Uranus, via your fifth house of love, creativity, and passion. You may be reflecting on how to cultivate your talents or even exploring different ways to monetize your unique abilities at this time.

However, make sure you're mindful of Venus's retrograde conjunct Pluto through your sign until Jan. 29, as nothing will be set in stone during this time. Are you expecting financial news from an employer? You could also hear back from a romantic interest you lost touch with. Either way, despite the smoldering intensity of this week's astro-weather, don't bother rushing toward any decisions. Instead, pay attention to what's resurfacing, and watch the story unfold as it is supposed to.

Pay attention to your surroundings on Jan. 5, when Venus retrograde will form a positive sextile to Neptune in Pisces, via your curious third house of communication and immediate exchanges. Looking for your muse? The subtlest Venusian cue — like a song lyric or a strange color that intrigues you — could potentially lead you toward the winning idea for your next creative venture. On Jan. 6, the moon will also form a positive sextile to Uranus via your passionate fifth house. Expect the unexpected with regard to a romantic interest or an opportunity that feels almost too good to be true.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

Don't think twice about retreating into your safe space this week, Aquarius. On Jan. 2, the new moon in Capricorn highlights your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, and hidden agendas. Chances are, you're feeling more inhibited or reclusive than usual. The moon will be in harmony with your modern ruler, Uranus, although this adds some erratic energy to the mix. Venus is also retrograde in Capricorn, nudging you to take a closer look at things like your coping mechanisms or the deeply creative parts of yourself you've repressed. Don't be discouraged if you're suddenly in your feelings. Rather, try to put those feelings on paper to better make sense of them.

On Jan. 4, the moon will join forces with pragmatic Saturn in your sign, which doesn't sound all that inspiring, but it'll depend on what you make of it. While Saturn's influence can feel imposing on the surface, it can also give you the determination to work on something in your personal life. Internally, you'll feel logical and steadfast, and you'll outwardly reflect the same energy onto your surroundings.

With the moon in harmony with go-getter Mars in Sagittarius, you may also notice an opportunity to explore new horizons and lean on your peers for support in the process. By Jan. 8, the moon will be transiting through fiery Aries via your third house of communication. If you have something you need to say, you'll communicate it with confidence and integrity.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 2, 2022

You have a magical week ahead, so keep your glimmering eyes on the prize, Pisces. The Jan. 2 new moon in Capricorn activates your freedom-loving 11th house of associations, social networks, and sense of belonging. If you've been daydreaming about something career- or love-related, this lunation offers a good opportunity to lay the framework. Although, there's a minor roadblock, with Venus — the planet of comfort, money, and romance — retrograding through Capricorn until Jan. 29. If you're thinking of dating someone new or applying for a new job, it may be best to wait until at least March — when Venus concludes its post-retrograde shadow phase — so you know your feelings are crystal clear.

In the meantime, the new moon does form a positive trine to rebellious Uranus in your communication-focused third house. Whether it be online or within your local community, unexpected new opportunities are on the way to you. If things seem unclear, however, don't lose hope. On Jan. 4, the moon's conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius — and your secretive 12th house — could explain the confusion. Find an outlet to process any frustrating thoughts and emotions, the product of which may come in handy in the near future.

When the moon moves conjunct your lucky traditional ruler, Jupiter, in your sign on Jan. 5, you'll breath a deep sigh of relief, as this mystical synergy inspires you with confidence and faith. As Venus retrograde forms a harmonious alignment to Neptune in your sign, it's important to set some much-needed boundaries to protect your energy. If something needs to be addressed, it's now or never.