Astrology by Lisa Stardust
The week starts off with a beautiful connection between Venus in Aquarius and Jupiter in Aries on January 4, which aims to expand our relationships. The Capricorn Sun and Uranus retrograde in Taurus harmonize on January 5, allowing us to embrace our individuality. The Full Moon in Cancer on January 6 offers us a chance to heal and refresh our hearts for the new year. The following day, the Sun and Mercury retrograde unite in Capricorn, creating the “cazimi” effect. Mercury retrograde will be in “the heart of the Sun,” giving it power and influence. This is the best day of Mercury’s moonwalk to make decisions and plans — use it wisely! Mercury retrograde and Uranus retrograde link up on January 8, awakening our minds and bringing clarity our way. Venus and Mars retrograde in Gemini add passion to our relationship dynamics on January 9, ending the week on a sultry note.
Witch tip: Write a letter or talk to the Moon this week in which you express your wishes, desires, and emotions for the new year. Discuss your objectives, fears, and aspirations. Don’t hold back! Planting the seeds for growth and change this week can benefit you greatly and lead you toward attaining your dreams.
Many of your internal wounds from the past may be felt this week. Therefore, it’s important to discuss your feelings and thoughts with friends that you trust. Letting out your inner emotions will serve as an essential first step towards recovery and a catalyst in understanding yourself on a deeper level.
Your rebellious side is going to take priority over your usual routines and habits. You’ll start doing whatever feels right at the moment. This is also a vibration that is going to really trigger you to step out of some normal way of doing things and embrace your unique sentimentality.
Take a step back and dig into the healing process. This means that you may have to release any old judgments of yourself, as the energy can pull at your sense of guilt. Being honorable to your personal needs and putting yourself first is the absolute priority at this time.
People are showing their true colors this week. It is your job not to react but to take note of matters for the future. Pay attention to what the universe is showing you and the information you’re processing at this moment. You can gain knowledge and insight from just listening.
If you find yourself feeling lonely or blue over the weekend, reach out to friends and family. They’ll embrace you with open arms and listen to your problems for hours. You don’t have to be alone — especially when you have a lot of people who care and support you.
It’s time to redefine your goals and hopes. As you enter 2023, you may feel as though the track you’re on isn’t the right one anymore. Give yourself time to think about what you want to achieve and attain. Only you know what’s the best fit. Don’t rush the process.
Try getting centered this week by crafting and creating doable rituals for the day that can help clear and relax your mind. The more you practice meditation, love and kindness exercises, or yoga, the easier it will be to find your balance in a world full of chaos and uncertainty.
Stop overthinking matters and start feeling them. Rather than use your mind to navigate your next strategic move, try listening to your heart in making choices that will affect your future. Your head can confuse what you already know to be true. After all, your gut instincts are always right.
The moment has finally come for you to deal with the ongoing drama in all your relationships and friendships. This could mean having in-depth conversations with people and admitting your part in a bad situation. Don’t be too proud to be the first to apologize and attempt to make amends.
It’s time to detox yourself of all the energy vampires by detaching from their never-ending drama. This means disconnecting from people who don’t add anything to your life, but just take without reciprocating. Take your power back from those who drain you of energy and focus solely on yourself.
You don’t have to rush through situations — even though you feel like you have to. Take your time to sift through matters in order to make clear and concise decisions. This will also calm your mind and give you a chance to understand what your intuition is showing you.
Healing takes time and there is no one cure for everyone. Give yourself a chance to rest and relax in order to regain your strength. Once you feel better, you can start making plans and decisions to mend your heart in a way that works best for you.