WEEK OF January 16 – 2 2, 2023
How low is your flow? This Wednesday, January 18, Mercury ends a three-week retrograde through Capricorn and your second house of finances. Since December 29, you may have weathered some disruptions: unexpected bills, bank screw-ups that stalled payments or a tough time getting traction on work projects. Heave a sigh of relief. Mercury corrects its course this Wednesday, freeing up energy to map out a sensible game plan and stick to it. As Mercury powers forward through Capricorn until February 11, you can start loosening your belt, notch by notch. With the messenger planet’s support, strategic socializing could lead to profitable collaborations in the days ahead. Invest in your own self-development if you see a gap in your skill set: sessions with a business coach, an audit from a branding specialist or an online software training. New clients, projects and big opportunities could float your way now, too. Put on your hunting gear and scout out those win-wins, Archer!
Aquarius season begins this Friday, January 20, as the Sun flips on the stadium lights in your third house of cooperation, communication and close-to-home activities. This solar flare will rev your outgoing engines. If you need one more nudge out of your hibernation station, you’ll get it on Saturday, when the new moon sends another activating beam to Aquarius and your convivial third house. Even if bundling up is required, fill your calendar with cultural activities and laid-back fun. Exploring recently opened venues and emerging arts districts could be enough to sate your wanderlust between now and February 18. But don’t rule out long weekend jaunts and a couple commuter flights.
All kinds of opportunities to partner up will emerge over the next four weeks, so don’t write them off before you explore the synergy. On top of being creatively stimulating, one might have the potential to be highly profitable. Stalled partnerships or contract negotiations may pick up just before the weekend. Head’s up: This may involve writing, podcasting or teaching a workshop—all things the third house energizes. Or take the reins on your own and sign up for a course on memoir writing, digital marketing or producing your own OTT streaming show. You never know, Sagittarius: What starts as a side hustle could evolve into an empire over the coming six months.
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Sorry to report that you’ll need to dial back some fierceness starting Sunday (AKA the Lunar New Year) when the passive Water Rabbit steps in for the predatory Water Tiger. As the zodiac’s hunter, you’d rather pursue than be chased, but it’s time to pivot, Sagittarius. Rather than running away, focus on amplifying your magnetism and drawing opportunity into your “net.” Learn to use the Law of Attraction, not simply by focusing on a wish, but by creating the right circumstances to vibe with whatever your heart desires.
Also on Sunday, metaphysical Uranus wakes up from a five-month nap and spins direct in Taurus for seven months. While you may dread the word “routine,” yours may feel more like rituals with the innovative planet back on a corrected course. Repetitive tasks can be meditative, strength building—and also the key to some major progress in 2023. Set up systems for certain parts of your life and you’ll have far more freedom to experiment and explore others.
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