Your Weekly Horoscopes: January 30 to February 5, 2022
Inspiration strikes as the sun squares off with Uranus on the 30th. This is an energizing aspect for following hunches all the way down the rabbit hole. This alignment is found in the charts of celebs who seem to run on a higher frequency than the rest of us like Lenny Kravitz, Bono and Paris Hilton. Then on the 1st (or late night on the 31st for the West Coast), there’s a new moon in Aquarius, further emphasizing the need to be unabashedly ourselves.
Mercury retrograde comes to an end on the 3rd with the communication planet stationing direct in Capricorn. Then on the 4th, the sun meets up with serious Saturn, a sobering aspect which puts a damper on all of the Uranian impulses from earlier in the week. Even our wildest ideas need a solid container.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
Holding space for other people isn’t easy, but the responsibility is all yours with the new moon in your friendship sector on the 1st. That said, more than anyone, you know that surrounding yourself with the wrong people takes a toll on your vitality. As your ruling planet Mars connects with spacious Jupiter on the 4th, you’re excited to put more energy into your spiritual hygiene and boundaries. Other people’s negative thoughts should not be holding so much space in your life.
This week’s mantra: “I choose compassion and optimism.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st is one for a personal rebrand. Whether you’re getting a septum piercing, launching your business’s website or announcing your first grandchild, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself. This lunation is for letting everyone know about the changes you’ve been mulling over in private for years. You never know who you might inspire to take action in their own life.
This week’s mantra: “I love who I am.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st brings you confidence in your long-term goals. You know what you need to get what you want, and once Mercury stations direct on the 3rd, you’re ready to get to work. What you’re doing is transformational, for you and for your loved ones. And what you’re setting up now should last for many years to come. Don’t get thrown off by your certainty and focus! Even the most changeable person needs an anchor.
This week’s mantra: “I trust the process.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st finds you signing contracts, taking out loans and opening a fresh line of credit (hopefully with plenty of sign-on perks). Most of this is in support of a new business endeavor or exciting new relationship, and tbh, it’s a shot in the dark. But you have to spend money to make money! Be patient as you likely won’t see the benefits of this partnership until the full moon in Aquarius six months from now.
This week’s mantra: “I’m alright with a slow burn.” - Kacey Musgraves
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st is the dawn of a new era for your closest relationships. As both you and your partner have had major career shakeups over the past year at varying degrees of success, you’ve each had to adjust your boundaries and take on extra responsibilities. Though things are still in flux, this is a great opportunity to let go of past frustrations and focus on the promise of the future.
This week’s mantra: “Hold space, not grudges.”
As Mercury stations direct on the 3rd, you’re tempted to unleash a little bit of chaos. You’re ready to get something off your chest with that guy you’re dating or with your kid’s teacher or with the people in your book club who never read the book! Though you might feel better once you let it all out, keep in mind that you’re not the only one experiencing fluctuations. Choose compassion over confrontation.
This week’s mantra: “Everyone’s going through something.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st means a fresh start for romance or creative projects in your life. You’ve learned a lot over the last year about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to pleasure, and now it’s time to stop dreaming and start doing. With the sun meeting Saturn on the 4th, it’s clear that whatever you’re starting now isn’t a fling, it’s meant to last.
This week’s mantra: “I trust the timing of the universe.”
If you’ve been feeling ungrounded, the new moon on the 1st is an excellent time to get back in touch with your roots. Stay home, call your sister and cook one of your favorite meals. Then on the 4th, your ruling planet Mars connects with expansive Jupiter revealing that something you want is more attainable than you realized. Whether it’s a date with a longtime crush or an interview for your dream job, work your close connections to make the magic happen.
This week’s mantra: “What I want is absolutely attainable.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st is an excellent opportunity for you to get back into a solid schedule and routine. Curating your environment requires discipline, and this week you have the resources and energy to make it happen, especially when forceful Mars connects with your ruling planet Jupiter on the 4th. As much as you might want to make a splash in the public arena, your best work is being done at home.
This week’s mantra: “Sorry, I can’t. I must tend to my magic.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st arrives as a confidence boost for you. You really do have the resources you need to create the life you desire. You don’t need to compromise and meet someone else’s standards. It’s your taste that matters. With Mercury stationing direct on the 3rd in your sign, your voice needs to be heard. Grab brunch with your friends and tell all the stories you want. Everyone wants to listen.
This week’s mantra: “I’m allowed to take up space.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st is your annual opportunity to check in with yourself on both an intellectual and somatic level. Shake-ups in your family dynamics and living situation have been constant over the last year, and you can no longer ignore the effect that’s had on your nervous system. As the sun meets Saturn on the 4th, take responsibility for your own well-being.
This week’s mantra: “I put on my own oxygen mask first.”
The new moon in Aquarius on the 1st falls in your unconscious sector and is the perfect excuse for you to take a personal day and just vibe. Why constantly make excuses for people who just aren’t on your level? Your energy picks up by the 4th when dynamic Mars connects with your ruling planet Jupiter. Support is available and your team is excited to help. Don’t hesitate to speak your desires into existence.
This week’s mantra: “Creativity arrives when I slow down and listen.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.