Your Weekly Horoscopes: December 25 to 31, 2022

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Snuggle up and relax because this is the calmest week of cosmic weather we’ve experienced in a long time. Venus connects with dreamy Neptune on the 28th, emphasizing our sensual, romantic and caring sides. Then on the 29th, Mercury stations retrograde in practical Capricorn, and meets up with sweet Venus—an aspect found in the chart of singers with refined voices and lyrics like Laura Marling, Feist and Rita Moreno. With Mercury retrograde, there will be communication, tech and transit delays through January 22. Though it’s annoying, the hold ups are meant to slow us down so we can reflect on what is and isn’t working, especially in our relationships. Whatever feels urgent can wait.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

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(March 21 - April 19)

Mercury retrograde kicks off in your career sector on the 29th. A promotion that you were going after at this time last year might finally be possible. But there’s still a few conversations to get through before the deal is signed. Use this time to reflect on what you value in leadership. How can you better structure your days so that you can live by example, not just at work but in your personal life as well?

This week’s mantra: “Patience.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

Mercury retrograde begins on the 29th in your travel sector. If you’re heading out on a post-holiday trip, be prepared for delays at the airport or miscommunications at the hotel. Remember that sometimes the best parts of a journey are a surprise!  While you’re waiting for your late check-in, you might discover the most amazing restaurant in the city. Try to go with the flow—you’ll have more fun!

This week’s mantra: “Surprise.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

Mercury goes retrograde in your shared resources sector on the 29th. Money that was owed to you around this time last year from a loan, settlement or buyout might finally make its way to your bank account! But not until you go through one last round of negotiations. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to be reflecting on what kind of emotional and financial support you need to feel more grounded. 

This week’s mantra: “Settle.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

Mercury stations retrograde in your partnership sector on the 29th. For the next few weeks, you’re going to be reflecting on what’s made your most lasting commitments work. Whether you’re diving into a new relationship, finalizing an important contract, or moving in with a new roommate, there are still so many unknowns about your situation. Part of the process is to let go of your need to control and see what happens.

This week’s mantra: “Ease.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

Mercury retrograde kicks off in your daily grind sector on the 29th. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to be reviewing your work flow. How can you prevent yourself from burning out just to make ends meet? This week may also find you going back to the gym, scrolling through possible foster dogs on PetFinder or reflecting on the last time you did a dry January or Whole30 as you consider returning to a more structured lifestyle.

This week’s mantra: “Moderation.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

Mercury retrograde starts on the 29th, giving you space to review past artistic endeavors and reflect on romantic entanglements over the next few weeks. What’s the point of pushing ahead in your career if you’re not creatively fulfilled? What do your prospective lovers teach you about your identity? Though everything feels extra lovey-dovey this week, you’re meant to take things slow with any new matches. Let relationships reveal themselves over time.

This week’s mantra: “Reveal.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

On the 29th, Mercury goes retrograde in your home and family sector, and you’re feeling major deja vu when it comes to some ongoing problems with your living situation. The sink is overflowing, the neighbors are loud, and even the flowers can’t hide the bad vibes! What couldn’t be solved around this time last year is meant to find resolution over the next few weeks. Compromise is on your side so use those negotiating skills!

This week’s mantra: “Leave.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

Mercury goes retrograde in your communication sector on the 29th. Over the next few weeks, be sure to double check emails and texts before hitting send. It’s easy to say the wrong thing under this influence so try to be patient with any miscommunications. You may also feel called to get back in touch with old friends or visit a neighborhood spot you haven’t patronized in awhile. Why not become a regular again?

This week’s mantra: “Circle.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

Mercury—planet of communication and details—goes retrograde in your money sector on the 29th. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to be reviewing your budgets and reflecting on what you value. How has your family influenced your relationship to money? How does having a partner (or not) affect your self worth? If you’re expecting a check, make sure to follow up as invoices get lost under this influence.

This week’s mantra: “Worth.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

Mercury retrograde begins on the 29th in your sign, making this period of review and reflection all about your identity, image and health. If you’ve been feeling burnt out, now’s a time to get back on your routine of vitamins, massages and drinking plenty of water. This is also a great week to clean out your closet to see which pieces can be donated and which can go back into your regular rotation.

This week’s mantra: “Health.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

Mercury stations retrograde in your unconscious sector on the 29th. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to be in a liminal space as you move between jobs, relationships or family responsibilities. What you’re focused on right now isn’t meant to be something that lasts forever, but it is meant to teach you something. Commit fully to the fling or to the gig, even if it’s just for now.

This week’s mantra: “Temporary.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

You’ve been having some difficulties with family or in your living situation, and let’s be real, you need to move. Mercury retrograde begins on the 29th in your friendship sector, putting you back in touch with an old friend who has a sublet or spare room. Though it may take a bit longer than you’d like to work out the details, you have the support of your community to get you into a better space. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

This week’s mantra: “Sanctuary.”

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...