Your Horoscope For the Week of Jan. 9 Explains Why You Might Be Feeling Stuck

As we kick off the second week of 2022, do yourself a favor and try to make the best out of the present moment. This is especially true for those of you wondering why things aren't moving at a quicker pace. Rest assured, you're not alone in wanting things to speed ahead, but we can't disregard the astrology of the week, or the astrology for all of January 2022 for that matter. Despite it being the beginning of a brand new year, Uranus will continue to retrograde until Jan. 18, Venus retrograde lasts until Jan. 29, and Mercury is already in its pre-retrograde shadow phase before it begin its backspin through Aquarius on Jan. 14. It's important to keep in mind that when a planet retrogrades, it slows down, which basically gives us no choice but to do the same. The good news is your weekly horoscope for Jan. 9, 2022, brings some momentum to the mix nonetheless.

The week begins with a first quarter moon in overzealous Aries. The moon's transit through this cardinal fire sign will not only increase our energy levels, but it will also inspire us to charge toward our passions. Did you set intentions during the January new moon earlier this month? The first quarter moon phase is symbolic of strength, as the moon is officially approaching its peak of fullness. Having said that, if there's something you've been working diligently toward, feel free to harness the energy of this lunar phase, which will provide you with the determination and focus you need to succeed. As if this weren't enough indication that you can start the week of Jan. 9 off on the right foot, the moon will also form a harmonious trine to Aries's red-hot planetary ruler, Mars, amidst its journey through optimistic Sagittarius. The energy from this planetary aspect perfectly epitomizes that of a go-getter, so use it wisely.

The moon will also face off with Venus retrograde in Capricorn, which isn't the most ideal for financial situations, social atmospheres, or indulging in sensual pleasures. On the flip side, on Monday, Jan. 10, the sun will form a charming sextile to Neptune, heightening your powers of intuition and inspiring creativity. This is an excellent time for journaling about your dreams and visualizing your future manifestations. If you're suddenly second-guessing all your life choices on Jan. 11, take a breath and know it's all thanks to an elusive square between Mars and Neptune. It's easy to feel discouraged during this mystifying aspect, but the key is to avoid negative thinking patterns and stay grounded in where you are and what you're doing. Finally, with Mercury stationing retrograde in Aquarius on Jan. 14, and re-entering Capricorn on Jan. 25, pay close attention to the conversations and details that may resurface at this time.

Ahead, take a deeper look at what your Jan. 9, 2022, weekly horoscope has in store for you, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign. And for a holistic look at your year ahead, read your zodiac sign's 2022 yearly horoscope, your 2022 love and sex horoscope, your 2022 money and career horoscope, your 2022 health and wellness horoscope, and your 2022 friendship horoscope:

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Aries (March 21-April 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

You've got the energy and the vision to make your dreams a reality, Aries. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Aside from the fact that the week of Jan. 9 begins with the moon in your sign — supercharging your emotional world while heightening your red-hot passions — the moon will make an invigorating trine to your action-packed ruler, Mars, as it moves through optimistic Sagittarius. The only way to go is up, and this celestial synergy brings forth a renewed sense of hope in you for the future. Your only challenge, however, could stem from the moon's antisocial square to Venus retrograde, which could potentially trigger feelings of apathy and general discontent, namely when it comes to professional matters. If you can, hold off on asking your supervisor for that long-overdue promotion, at least until Venus stations direct on Jan. 29.

On Jan. 10, as the sun transits through Capricorn via your 10th house of boss moves, the sun will make an enchanting sextile to Neptune, activating your 12th house of closure, dreams, and all things behind the scenes. Take some time for yourself if needed, especially if you've been pondering next steps in your professional life. Others of you may opt for taking a well-deserved mental health day. Overall, the key is to have more compassion for yourself at this time. Prioritize as much self-care as you need, especially since assertive Mars will square Neptune on Jan. 11. If you're suddenly running on low fuel, you don't have to take all the blame. Although, you'll definitely want to double- and triple-check any last-minute plans as Mercury moves retrograde on Jan. 14. Try to be as clear as possible when communicating to avoid any mishaps.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

You're doing some much-needed introspection this week, Taurus. The week begins with the first-quarter moon in Aries — hovering over your solitude-seeking 12th house of closure, healing, surrender, and privacy — which encourages you to check in with yourself internally and take a step back from the day-to-day chaos. Sitting in a harmonious trine to go-getter Mars — via your intimate eighth house of energetic exchanges — this lunar transit will also shed light on the areas of life in which you're ready to take your power back. Whether it be with the mutual "give and take" — or lack thereof — in a current connection or a financial investment that is no longer serving you, you're getting the green light from the cosmos to take control.

The challenge? The moon will also square Venus retrograde — your planetary ruler — via your ninth house of expansion, creating friction between your desire to remain uninhibited in your goals and the need to redefine your plans for the future. If you're feeling unmotivated or restless, try to find an outlet to release pent-up energy and emotions. On Jan. 10, a sweet sextile between the sun in your ninth house and Neptune in your 11th house of friendship reminds you to lean on your friends, family, and colleagues for the support you need. The moon will already be transiting through your sign at this point, giving you all the more reason to prioritize your emotional bliss. Although, don't get too comfortable; the moon will eventually come head-to-head with taskmaster Saturn in your career sector on Jan. 11. Make sure you do your due diligence in your day-to-day tasks before playing hooky.

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Gemini (May 21-June 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

When all else fails, lean on your best pals, Gemini. The week of Jan. 9 kicks off with the moon in Aries via your friendly 11th house of associations, community, and sense of belonging in the world, bringing emphasis to themes surrounding your social exchanges and your visions for a better tomorrow. What are your hopes for the future? With the wounded healer Chiron also transiting through overzealous Aries, chances are you've been giving everything from your professional occupation to your social status a lot more thought than usual. The moon will also form an inspiring trine to assertive Mars in Sagittarius, lighting up your committed seventh house of agreements and significant others. Whether it be for a work-related project, or just for fun, you're looking for the right group of individuals to collaborate with. Some of you could also feel as if you've outgrown a group of friends, or a social scene of sorts, and there's nothing wrong with that.

You'll have plenty to think about and reflect on once the moon enters stability-seeking Taurus and your 12th house of closure, privacy, and unconscious patterns. And with Venus retrograde in Capricorn and your eighth house of shared investments, nothing is coincidence, so pay attention to the deep thoughts and feelings that come up for review at this time. Granted, the moon's square to your planetary ruler, Mercury, could muddy up the lines between your desire to stay within your comfort zone as opposed to making decisions that, while scary, make logical sense. Give yourself some time to think, at least before you make any rash decisions. Fortunately, the moon will enter your sign on Jan. 13, which will not only help you communicate more clearly, but also look at things more objectively. Even then, savvy Mercury will officially station retrograde the following day on Jan. 14. If anything, consider this your official cue to slow down.

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Cancer (June 22-July 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

You're handling things like a boss this week, Cancer. Thanks to the first quarter moon in Aries, you're inspired and supercharged with momentum at this time, particularly when it comes to your ambition, career, and reputation in the world. You're not only more passionate about career matters at this time, you're also incredibly confident with your approach. The best part? The moon will simultaneously link up with audacious Mars in Sagittarius via your responsible sixth house of daily rituals and due diligence. Meaning: you have the drive and energy to achieve both your personal and professional goals. Take note, however, that the moon will square Venus retrograde in your relationship sector on Jan. 9, which may signal that you're over-exerting your will when it comes to a work project or in your relationship with a significant other. Remember, it's all about balance.

On Jan. 10, things start to calm down upon the moon's shift into stability-seeking Taurus, as it will simultaneously meet with expansive Jupiter in Pisces, activating your ninth house of adventure, faith, and personal philosophy. But of course, leave it to a perplexing Mars-Neptune square on Jan. 11 to make everything seem as ambiguous as ever. When was the last time you leaned on your peers for support? We all need a pep talk every now and then, and with so much going on in the world at large, there's no need to embark on your journeys alone. Fortunately, your thoughts and wants will become clearer upon the moon's trine to transformative Pluto — via your relationship sector — on Jan. 12. Your intuition is sharp by nature, but this is next-level. Pay attention, particularly as Mercury retrograde on Jan. 14 could also bring you the answers you seek.

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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

If you can visualize it, then you can make it happen in real life, Leo. The week of Jan. 9 begins on an enthusiastic note for you. The first quarter moon in Aries glimmers through your risk-taking ninth house of adventure and expansion, so don't be surprised if you find yourself consciously seeking thrills and excitement at this time. Your only challenge, however, could stem from the moon's simultaneous square to Venus retrograde and your responsible sixth house of daily rituals. Despite your enthusiasm for what's ahead, the logistics may not necessarily make sense at the moment. Don't lose hope, though. The following day, on Jan. 10, the moon will shift into Taurus via your bossy 10th house of authority and simultaneously meet with lucky Jupiter in the process. Having more faith in yourself, and in the people around you, could work in your favor.

Keep in mind, Jupiter governs your expressive fifth house of talents and passion projects, so the key here is to embrace your authenticity during this time. Mark my words, you will surprise yourself. The sun — your celestial ruler — will also trine mystical Neptune on Jan. 11, highlighting everything from your connection to the universe to the necessary boundaries in your personal and professional relationships. Where have you been limiting yourself, and how can you overcome those blocks? On Jan. 14, Mercury will station retrograde in Aquarius via your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others, meaning the next couple of weeks could bring some tricky past feelings around for review when it comes to your relationships.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

Take some time to look inward, Virgo. This is especially true when considering the moon in Aries at the beginning of the week, transiting through your eighth house of intimacy, vulnerability, and energetic exchanges. Keep in mind, the moon will simultaneously link up with hot-headed Mars in Sagittarius, also activating your emotionally driven fourth house of innermost feelings. Translation: you could find yourself feeling easily triggered by situations that seem out of your control, which gives you no choice but to surrender and funnel some loving energy into yourself. On another note, the moon's square to Venus retrograde in Capricorn on Jan. 9 — via your fifth house of authenticity, passion, and romance — could create friction between the need to stay loyal to prior commitments vs. the undeniable change of heart you're currently experiencing.

A confusing Mars-Neptune square on Jan. 11 could trigger feelings of restlessness and uncertainty regarding where you should take your passions next, but don't let the ambiguity of it all discourage you. As the sun journeys through your fifth house of love, it will sextile dreamy Neptune via your committed seventh house of one-on-one relationships on Jan. 11. That said, despite your methodical mindset, it wouldn't hurt to follow your intuition at this time. When it comes to matters of the heart, things don't always have to make logical sense, so don't expect them to. Speaking of logic, on Jan. 14, your planetary ruler, Mercury, will station retrograde in Aquarius via your detail-oriented sixth house. Use this slow-down time to sort out your daily priorities and create more time for your well-being.

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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

It takes two to tango, and you know this first hand, Libra. The week of Jan. 9 kicks off with the moon in Aries infusing your agreements and one-on-one relationships (personal and professional) with momentum. Regardless of the nature of these relationships, this lunar transit emphasizes meeting each other halfway. Even with this push from the universe, however, the moon's square with your planetary ruler, Venus, could muddy things up a bit, especially with Venus stationed retrograde in disciplined Capricorn and your emotional fourth house. Are you and your significant other on the same page when it comes to both of your value systems? You may have to revisit an important conversation surrounding things like your shared finances, so try your best to keep an open mind and hold space for each other in the process.

Fortunately, the moon, upon its shift into Taurus via your intimate eighth house, will meet with Venus retrograde in a harmonious trine on Jan. 11. Despite any disagreements you may have endured, this celestial synergy could help you look at things from a more practical standpoint. You may have to reconsider your options moving forward, but the good news is, there's no beating around the bush when the moon's in Taurus, so an answer will become clear. Fast forward to Jan. 13, when the moon enters Gemini (in your ninth house of expansion) and forms a trine to Mercury and Saturn via your expressive fifth house of passion projects and romantic encounters. Choosing the right path from so many options can feel daunting, but with Mercury stationing retrograde on Jan. 14, there's no reason to make rash decisions; you'll have plenty of time to reflect on next steps.

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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

You've got a lot on your plate, Scorpio. The first quarter moon in Aries at the start of the week activates your sixth house of facts, daily rituals, and responsibilities, revitalizing everything from your tedious to-do list to your mental and physical endurance. However, think hard before you lash out unintentionally. You're hyper-focused on your task list at this time, and the moon's square to Venus retrograde and your third house of communication could make you come across as apathetic or cold with your peers, even if that's not your intention. Fortunately, the sun will meet with dreamy Neptune in your fifth house of passion projects and recreational activities on Jan. 10, encouraging you to make more time for what inspires you. Granted, taking the initiative in your personal life is easier said than done, particularly as Mars squares off with Neptune on Jan. 11. Ambiguous and restless, this planetary aspect could stir up tension between holding onto your stability and surrendering to your heart's desires.

Come midweek, the moon will transit through Taurus via your relationship-focused seventh house, shifting your attention to your partnerships as well as your ability to count on the people around you. Is there something you need to get off your chest? On Jan. 12, the moon's trine to your powerhouse planetary ruler, Pluto, will present you with an opportunity to speak your truth — and to take a closer look at any feeling that have been lingering beneath the surface. Like clockwork, Mercury will station retrograde in Aquarius on Jan. 14, bringing the past back around for a second look, so keep your eyes peeled for any unresolved issues making another appearance.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

It's about time you followed your heart, Sagittarius. At the very start of the week, the first quarter moon in Aries is a prime time to work diligently toward your goals, especially as it lights up your childlike fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and self-expression. The moon will simultaneously trine audacious Mars in your sign, which will only supercharge you further with the passion and optimism to make your big ideas a reality. There's nothing wrong with being confident as long as you don't lose sight of the bigger picture (your goals) in the process. The moon, however, will also square Venus retrograde — via your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and value systems — causing discord between pursuing what brings you comfort as opposed to what makes your heart skip a beat. Which will it be?

On Jan. 13, the moon will slip into Gemini via your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others, bringing emotional emphasis and intuitive clarity to themes surrounding your connections, personal or professional. Have you been wanting to take the initiative to collaborate with someone? If so, the moon will be making a resourceful trine to messenger Mercury in Aquarius via your third house of communication and immediate exchanges, allowing for conversations to flow with ease. Still, think through your words, use this energy wisely, and don't rush — Mercury will retrograde the following day on Jan. 14.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

Getting some work done around the house, Capricorn? The first quarter moon in bold Aries activates your domestic fourth house of home, family matters, innermost feelings, and emotional foundations. Given that this lunar phase is symbolic of strength and momentum, it's everything you need to feel inspired to get down to business. Whether you feel it's time for a family garage sale or time to start some early spring cleaning, the moon's trine to Mars — via your 12th house of surrender — encourages you to let go of what no longer serves you in order to create room for more blessings. That said, the moon will simultaneously face off with Venus retrograde in your sign, which isn't necessarily ideal, especially when it comes to first impressions. In other words, you could be minding your own business and unintentionally rub a significant other or family member the wrong way.

On a brighter note, on Jan. 10, the sun will make a charming sextile to dreamy Neptune in your curious third house of communication and thought processes, highlighting everything from your connection with spirit to what ultimately inspires you. For instance, if you've been brainstorming on your rebrand, or perhaps dabbling with poetry, this is an excellent time to cultivate your creativity. Feel free to lay low on Jan. 11, as Mars will go head-to-head with Neptune, possibly triggering feelings of confusion and restlessness. Fortunately, the moon will be in Taurus and your fifth house of passion projects until the middle of the week, so consider this an opportunity for you to kick back and partake in some activities you love. Toward the end of the week, Mercury will station retrograde in Aquarius on Jan. 14 in your second house of stability before it re-enters your sign on Jan. 25. Think: is there something about your values or financials that needs reflecting?

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Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

You mean business, and your words are no exception, Aquarius. A momentum-focused first quarter moon at the start of the week ignites your chatty third house of communication, local collaborations, and immediate exchanges. Assertive, but also a bit impulsive, your words have weight at this time, so be sure to use them wisely. The moon will also make an inspiring trine to audacious Mars in your 11th house of community, which is incredibly productive when it comes to any group efforts you've been focused on. And if you've been contemplating whether or not to step out and network? Well, this is the sign you've been looking for.

If you're running on low fuel on Jan. 11, or simply second-guessing what to do in your life, it's not just you. Mars, representative of energy and action, will square off with elusive Neptune, adding an ambiguous layer of fog to matters of self-esteem and what you value. Don't be discouraged; instead, meditate or journal your thoughts instead to help make sense of things. You'll probably feel a bit better when the moon enters curious Gemini on Jan. 13, activating your fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and self-expression. Whether it affects you creatively or romantically, this lunar transit hardly ever disappoints. And because the moon sits in a quirky trine to Mercury in your sign — the day before Mercury stations retrograde — don't be surprised if you unexpectedly run into an ex or someone you used to crush on hard in the past.

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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Weekly Horoscope For Jan. 9, 2022

Themes surrounding your sense of security are top-of-mind for you this week, Pisces. On Jan. 9, an energetic moon in Aries ignites your second house of comfort, finances, and value systems, so chances are you've got your mind on your money and your money on your mind. Waiting on that promotion? The moon also links up with go-getter Mars in Sagittarius and your 10th house of ambition, career, and reputation in the world, bestowing you with confidence and a renewed sense of optimism. However, I wouldn't get too excited just yet, as the moon will also face off with a slow Venus retrograde in the process. Basically, the financial abundance you've been working diligently toward is on its way to you, but nothing is set in stone as of yet, at least not during this retrograde.

On Jan. 10, as the sun journeys through Capricorn and your 11th house of community, it will meet your planetary ruler, Neptune, in a serendipitous sextile. Consider when the last time you collaborated with your peers or gathered with like-minded individuals who inspire you was. All in all, don't be afraid to trust the process and the opportunities being presented to you during this time; there is magic in the amount of faith you have in yourself and in your dreams for the future. You also shouldn't be discouraged by what will likely be a sketchy, confusing Mars-Neptune square on Jan. 11. The fog will begin to clear midweek, so don't jump to conclusions based on mixed messages you may have received. On Jan. 14, Mercury will station retrograde in Aquarius and your 12th house of secrets, giving you all the more reason to take a step back and let the universe steer. Fortunately, your week ends on a relaxing note, as the nurturing Cancer moon will trine lucky Jupiter in your sign on Jan. 15. Listen to music, meditate near bodies of water, and, most importantly, get some shut-eye.