While it's no secret there are a series of significant shifts happening within and all around us, it's our human instinct to ponder the outcome of every situation. Our minds cycle through the eternal "what ifs" that threaten our confidence, and we wonder why the validation we wished for moments before taking a leap of faith didn't come sooner. Your Jan. 23 weekly horoscope indicates the beginning of a new chapter is ahead, but as you embark on this journey of self-discovery, you're also being called to break away from patterns of self-sabotage, as well as the hidden forces that continue to take your power away from you.
To better understand what this means, think back to May 2020, when the Nodes of Destiny made their debut via the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. Despite this being known as the astrological axis of knowledge, both of these mutable energies process information in different ways: Gemini centers the primitive mind while Sagittarius rules the abstract mind. Mercury-ruled Gemini prefers to gather the facts, the hard data, and what it can see firsthand. Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, however, will search for answers far and wide, exploring the many different concepts and ideologies available. When the North Node (our guiding star) was in Gemini and the South Node (representing what we're releasing) was in Sagittarius, we opened our minds to topics that quenched our curiosity, despite whether or not this newfound wisdom contradicted that of our leaders, teachers, and mentors. Whether via social media platforms like TikTok or via something you had no choice but to witness in your immediate environment, the North Node in Gemini was a reminder that everyone has a unique perspective, and that should never be disregarded.
As of Jan. 18, however, we have collectively shifted into a new astrological era, as the Nodes of Fate officially entered the Taurus-Scorpio axis, symbolic of the circle of life. Hint: April 2003 through December 2004 was the last time the North Node occupied Taurus, and the South Node transited through Scorpio. Venus-ruled Taurus is a symbol of abundance, stability, and our planet Earth. Pluto-ruled Scorpio, on the other hand, is symbolic of death, regeneration, and transformation. With this karmic wheel now in motion, the Nodes of Destiny will create equilibrium between the physical and spiritual realms, while activating the Taurus-Scorpio eclipse series for the next 18 months. On another note, with Aquarius season officially in session, you'll find a greater emphasis on themes surrounding friendship, community, and individual freedom in your weekly horoscope. Governed by change-maker Uranus — which also stationed direct in Taurus on Jan. 18 — Aquarius season encourages us to tap into our higher mind and embrace our eccentricities.
Although, before you take that as a cue to let all the freak flags fly, note that assertive Mars' shift into pragmatic Capricorn on Jan. 24 will make sure we get down to business first. The planet of energy, passion, and combat, Mars works at its fullest potential when traveling through this cardinal Earth sign, as it is equally determined to see results. The good news is, this transit will inspire us to work hard and simultaneously supercharge us with just the right amount of endurance we need to succeed. The following day, Mercury retrograde will re-enter Capricorn for a second time before going direct on Feb. 3. For reference, think back to just a few weeks ago on Dec. 29, 2021, when Mercury entered its pre-retrograde shadow phase, as similar themes will likely come back around for review. Last, but certainly not least, after almost six weeks back-spinning through Capricorn, Venus retrograde will end and the planet of love, romance, and sensuality will station direct on Jan. 29 . . . finally.
Wondering what this week has in store for you? Read your weekly horoscope for Jan. 23 through Jan. 29, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign, below. Also, read your January monthly horoscope for an overall look at the month and your 2022 horoscope to get a sense of the year ahead.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
You're stepping into a more sophisticated energy this week, Aries. In addition to Venus finally stationing direct in Capricorn by the end of the week — via your prestigious 10th house of authority — your assertive planetary ruler, Mars, will also be making its sizzling debut in pragmatic Capricorn on Jan. 24, and it will remain there until Mar. 6. Mars exalts when transiting through the sign of Capricorn, which means good things for your energy levels. And the best part? Mars in Capricorn's sheer tenacity, productivity levels, and innate determination to succeed reflects on your personal and professional life.
When transiting through your 10th house of reputation, your ambition will skyrocket, and some of you may suddenly decide to choose a different career path all together. Regardless, Mercury retrograde will re-enter Capricorn on Jan. 25, presenting you with an opportunity to take a closer look at something that's been pending in your career. The moon will also be glimmering through Scorpio and your eighth house of mergers and shared resources at this time, so you may gain some enlightenment when it comes to your romantic or financial exchanges. Also, be mindful on Jan. 29, when Mercury will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, as this transit may add a layer of intensity and suspicion to your conversations, specifically when communicating with higher-ups or in your place of employment.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
You're in for a sweet treat this week, Taurus. Although, before reveling in the mere thought of your planetary ruler, Venus, going direct, the week does kick off with a rocky start for you. The Libra moon on Jan. 23 will bring greater emphasis (and perhaps some indecision) to your responsible sixth house of daily rituals and work routines. You could be feeling torn between focusing on your to-dos or planning for the future. This is all thanks to the moon's square to Venus retrograde via your thrill-seeking ninth house of entrepreneurship and unknown territory. It's hard to stay focused on your current workload when you're buzzing with ideas, but slow and steady wins the race, and you know this better than anyone. Both Mars and Mercury retrograde will join your celestial ruler, Venus, by mid-week, so here's to looking over the horizon. Something's brewing, and you're the magician.
On Jan. 25, amid the moon's mystifying transit through Scorpio and your seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others, the moon also meets with your planetary ruler Venus. This transit serves as inspiration for your future plans . . . unless you happen to be in cahoots with someone at a distance from you, of course. Meanwhile, right around the witching hour on Jan. 29, Venus will finally station direct via your ninth house of higher learning, bringing clarity and momentum to your overall sense of direction. If things have been feeling hazy, you'll be greeted with a breath of fresh air toward the end of the week. The real question is, where are you off to next?
Gemini (May 21-June 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
You start the week in your element, Gemini. On Jan. 23, the moon will continue transiting through harmony-seeking Libra and your romantic fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and celebration, giving you every reason to put your charms on display. Looking for your muse? You may even be brainstorming on a creative collaboration. Either way, the moon's trine to taskmaster Saturn in Aquarius will help you bring some of these lofty ideas down to Earth. You will, however, more than likely second-guess your partner of choice, as the moon will also clash with Venus retrograde via your eighth house of mergers and shared resources. Choose wisely.
Your planetary ruler, Mercury, will re-enter Capricorn on Jan. 25 and continue to retrograde through your intimate eighth house of sexual chemistry, shared resources, and all things taboo-like. Surrender your attachment to a specific outcome, rather than forcing something that isn't meant to be. This is harder said than done, of course, and given that the moon will also be in Scorpio and your responsible sixth house of daily routines, you could be hyper-focused on your mission and staying productive until you see results. On Jan. 27, Jupiter, fortunately, is bringing expansion and blessings to your prestigious career sector, and the moon will enter Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius via your committed seventh house of agreements and one-on-one partnerships. Looking far and wide for your match? Venus stations direct in Capricorn on Jan. 29 via your eighth house of mergers and sexual chemistry. At that point, it's showtime.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
You're retreating inward for the time being, Cancer, but you'll be coming out of your shell later in the week. At the start of the week, the moon continues its journey through harmony-seeking Libra and your emotionally driven fourth house of home and innermost feelings. However, the moon will square off with Venus (the moon's celestial ruler) during Venus's remaining retrograde through your committed seventh house of one-on-one partnerships. Meaning: you could be feeling one way, and expressing something completely different to a significant other. As assertive Mars joins Venus in your relationship sector on Jan. 24, the red planet supercharges you with confidence and inspires a desire to commit and compromise. Although, you are equally committed as you are combative at this time.
As if this weren't enough reason to focus on your one-on-one relationships, Mercury retrograde will also re-enter Capricorn on Jan. 25, presenting you with an opportunity to gain closure in a situation or even revisit a personal or professional conversation you never got around to. Granted, the moon will be transiting through Scorpio and your romantic fifth house, so your Mercury retrograde encounter could very well revolve around a romantic interest or a creative collaboration. You'll be energized with colorful inspiration come mid-week, so consider this a sign to make time for love and art. Pleasure-seeking Venus will finally station direct on Jan. 29, but what makes this day ironic is, Mercury retrograde will conjunct transformative Pluto in the process. In other words, beware of any shady business. Things are about to get interesting.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
Keep your eyes peeled, Leo. The week kicks off with the moon glimmering through harmony-seeking Libra and your curious third house of communication, thought processes, and immediate surroundings, meaning there will be ample opportunities to mingle with your peers. In harmony with Saturn in Aquarius, you may even decide to collaborate with someone in your local community and put down some roots in the process. The moon will be challenged by tricky Venus retrograde, so make sure these new projects aren't getting in the way of your other priorities. Then again, Mars — celestial ruler of your expansive ninth house of entrepreneurship — will join Venus in Capricorn on Jan. 24, bringing passion and zest to your day-to-day routine, so you may very well have the energy to explore new opportunities.
Mercury retrograde will re-enter Capricorn the following day on Jan. 25, so make sure to cross your t's and dot your i's. Come mid-week, upon the moon's shift into mysterious Scorpio and your cozy fourth house of home, family matters, and innermost feelings, you'll likely be in the mood to kick back and retreat into your safe space. Luna's square to Saturn on Jan. 26 could also trigger feelings of restriction and limitation, namely when it comes to your one-on-one relationships and ability to compromise. Venus stationing direct in Capricorn on Jan. 29 brings momentum to your sixth house of day-to-day rituals and health habits, but Mercury joining forces with Pluto adds an eerie layer of intensity to your environment. As you sort out your priorities, something you're not keen to address could be brought to your attention at this time. Pay attention.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
Virgo, pick up the phone; your mojo is calling. The week starts with the moon transiting through harmony-seeking Libra and your second house of comfort, money-making abilities, and values. However, given the moon's ruler, Venus, is still retrograde via your fifth house of love and passion, you could be in the process of reflecting on everything from your artistic expression to your sensual pleasures, or you could take your power back and partake in rituals of self-love. On Jan. 24, assertive Mars — celestial ruler of your intimate eighth house of mergers, sexual chemistry, and soulmate connections — enters Capricorn, via your flamboyant fifth house of self-expression. You're bold, confident, and subtly competitive at this time; harness this energy to persevere toward your goals.
Despite the unavoidable effects of Mercury retrograde, there's a silver lining to the planet re-entering Capricorn on Jan. 25. It will join fiery Mars, flooding you with extrovert energy and inspiration to explore a romantic interest from your past or maybe a passion project you've been working on behind the scenes. This is especially significant to consider during this time, as the planet of art and beauty, Venus, station direct in Capricorn via your fifth house of self-expression on Jan. 29. That same day, your planetary ruler, Mercury, will conjunct smoldering Pluto, confirming one thing to be true: passions are running high for you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
You're consciously making yourself a priority this week, Libra. The moon glimmers through your harmony-seeking territory at the start of the week, but it also squares off with your planetary ruler, Venus, which is retrograding through your fourth house of home and family matters. Are your actions aligned with your feelings? You've likely been taking a closer look at the parts of yourself hidden in the shadows, especially during Venus retrograde. With Mars — ruler of your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others — entering Capricorn on Jan. 24, and Mercury retrograde on Jan. 25, you'll find there's still some work to do in this area of your life. Nesting is always an option, as is leaning on what makes you feel safe when emotions run high.
Keep in mind, Mercury also governs your expansive ninth house of adventure, so some of you may be mulling over a decision to relocate for work — or just because. By Jan. 29, your luscious planetary ruler, Venus, finally stations direct in Capricorn, bringing clarity and momentum to these themes and feelings. However, Mercury will meet with smoldering Pluto, encouraging you to dig deep beneath the surface of your heart and make peace with your repressed emotions. What needs to be purged in your personal life so you can move forward confidently?
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
Is it time for more self-care, Scorpio? You'll more than likely be in the mood to retreat toward the beginning of the week, as the moon moves through charming Libra and shines its light on your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, and all things hidden. This energy is intense, but something as simple as running a bath or lighting incense to relax goes a long way. On another note, your traditional planetary ruler, Mars, enters pragmatic Capricorn on Jan. 24, bringing assertive energy and enthusiasm to your third house of communication, immediate networks, and personal exchanges. Have you been contemplating whether to pitch your idea to your higher-ups or double down on writing that book manuscript?
On Jan. 25, Mercury retrograde will re-enter your communication sector and simultaneously bring something important to your attention, like a pending conversation you're revisiting or a recurring thought you're finally starting to process. The moon's journey through your sign on the same day will serve as an opportunity to think on and purge what's no longer in alignment with your soul's vibration. On Jan. 29, Venus moves direct in Capricorn in your communication sector, with Mercury retrograde moving conjunct transformative Pluto in the process. Expect some news, juicy tidbits of knowledge, and general insight you might not have seen coming. But, think before you say something harsh, as your words carry more weight during this time.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
You've got your mind on your money this week, Sagittarius. Although, this could mean doing something as simple as indulging in your smaller pleasures. Mars — celestial ruler of your romantic fifth house of passion, pleasure, and self-expression — will make its sizzling debut in Capricorn on Jan. 24, bringing energy and vitality to your second house of finances. Ready to ask your superiors for a well-deserved promotion? Looking to invest in something that'll reap success in the long-term? You may find yourself thinking about this even more on Jan. 25, when Mercury retrograde re-enters your money-hungry second house, bringing clarity to themes surrounding your sense of security.
You might also find yourself contemplating whether or not to take a long overdue leap of faith, especially as the moon enters your sign on Jan. 27 and lights up your inner world, while encouraging you to prioritize your freedom. That said, the moon will also clash with your planetary ruler, Jupiter, so try to avoid overindulgence in fantasy, and don't lose sight of your current reality. On Jan. 29, Venus will station direct in Capricorn via your financially savvy second house, while Mercury conjuncts deep-and-dark Pluto in the process. If you're already coupled, today could very well be the day you discuss some uncomfortable topics with a partner, such as shared assets or financial "worst-case scenarios."
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
You're putting in the work, Capricorn, but aren't you always? The week kicks off with the moon in Libra, lighting up your bossy 10th house of authority, so you're very much in your element. The best part? Audacious Mars makes its grand entrance in your sign — where it thrives — on Jan. 24, and you'll feel that energy, too. But, the moon will simultaneously face off with Pluto in your sign, triggering a strong desire for power and control. You'll do well to find an outlet to express any pent-up energy you're feeling.
The following day, Mercury retrograde will re-enter your sign, so chances are, something's coming back around for a second look — maybe an idea that initially slipped your mind or a job offer you've been waiting for. The moon does, after all, govern your committed seventh house of partnerships, and it will be glimmering through Scorpio and your 11th house of extended networks. Don't be afraid to get out there and mingle; you'll likely surprise yourself. On Jan. 29, Venus will finally station direct in your sign, which is always a plus, especially when it comes to your sense of security. Communicative Mercury will also conjunct deep Pluto in your sign, adding a mysterious layer of intensity to your exchanges. If harnessed correctly, this transit brings powerful enlightenment, but of course, tread carefully.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
Grab your dream journal and manifest the future you crave, Aquarius. Your weekly horoscope for Jan. 23 kicks off with the moon in your sister sign, Libra, glimmering through your expansive ninth house of adventure, wisdom, and higher learning. Basically, your mind is swirling with possibilities, but you might feel indecisive about your sense of direction. The good news is, the moon will harmonize with disciplined Saturn in your sign, which brings some of your ideas down to Earth and makes them attainable. Keep in mind, go-getter Mars will enter Capricorn — via your 12th house of closure, dreams, and unconscious patterns — encouraging you to retreat, reassess, and perhaps take some of your energy back. With so many ideas floating around, you'll need it.
Mercury, which rules your romantic fifth house of love, will also re-enter your 12th house, where it will continue to retrograde until Feb. 3. Again, this is when you'll want to pay attention to your dreams, as you are highly intuitive at this time. On Jan. 28, during the moon's transit through Sagittarius and your 11th house of community and belonging, Luna meets with Saturn in a harmonious sextile, inspiring you to be your authentic self. Luckily, lovely Venus will station direct the following day on Jan. 29, calling on you to nurture and return home to yourself.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 23, 2022
Crushing on someone from a distance, Pisces? Whether you're pining IRL or via social media, the moon's transit through seductive Libra and your intimate eighth house of sex and soulmate connections emphasizes the emotions surrounding a significant partnership or even a "situationship." Even more, Venus retrograde in your 11th house of associations, community, and individual freedom could trigger some flirty exchanges and networking opportunities. On Jan. 24, Mars will enter Capricorn, bringing even more energy to your social life, so hopefully you're in the mood to mingle.
To top it off, Mercury retrograde will re-enter Capricorn on Jan. 25, bringing something or "someone" from your past back around for part two. Although, for some of you, this may revolve around professional opportunities you're interested in revisiting. Ironically enough, the moon will glimmer through Scorpio and your ninth house of expansion, highlighting your visions and passions for the future. Make a wish. The moon will also form a harmonious trine to lucky Jupiter in your sign on this day, reminding you of the infinite possibilities waiting for you. On Jan. 29, harmony-seeking Venus will station direct in Capricorn, offering clarity to themes surrounding your friendship groups and networking opportunities. These could be beneficial for you, so check your inbox, and don't forget to RSVP.