Your Weekly Horoscopes: January 16 to 22, 2022
A soul-stirring full moon in Cancer on the 17th has us feeling reflective, nostalgic and unwilling to let go of the past. But then on the 19th, Aquarius season begins, and it’s time to channel the detached cool of Aquarians like Laura Dern, Kerry Washington and Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight from The Office). Though we’re still working through our feelings, our emotions don’t have to define us.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
The full moon in Cancer on the 17th brings some home or family matters that you’ve been avoiding into full, unavoidable focus. Chasing your dreams is great and all, but what’s the use of being a success if you’re not grounded in anything? Reach out to a close friend, not for advice but for a shoulder to cry on. It’s OK to sit in silence and wait before you share anything new. Try keeping your big plans secret for once.
This week’s mantra: If I can’t go farther, I can go deeper.
The full moon in Cancer on the 17th lights up the part of your chart that’s all about what’s familiar: your daily walks, your group chat and your beloved weekly coffee date with your sister. Everything that you keep close gets closer this week, and though in some ways it’s lovely, in other ways it’s suffocating. We’re not meant to be constantly processing so much information. Work on releasing your need to check every notification.
This week’s mantra: I fill my days with intention.
The full moon in Cancer on the 17th lights up your money sector and whether you’re getting a raise, settling an inheritance or finally upgrading your bedroom furniture, your net worth and your self-esteem is on the rise. But remember: That raise comes with more responsibility; that inheritance comes with family power dynamics; and that bedroom furniture requires maintenance. Everything you value requires care.
This week’s mantra: I value what’s mine.
This week’s full moon on the 17th is in your sign, and it’s the cosmic glow up you’ve been waiting for! All the personal growth you’ve invested in since July 2020—whether that’s a regular skincare routine, therapy breakthrough or wardrobe upgrade— is really paying off now. Though you’re of course happy to receive positive feedback from others, this lunation is especially about being kinder to yourself. Take yourself out for a celebratory drink and keep going.
This week’s mantra: I go where I glow.
As the full moon on the 17th hits your unconscious sector, you’re feeling low-energy and perfectly content with hibernating on the couch. Cozy up with a good book and your phone on Do Not Disturb. You’re not missing anything by choosing to spend time with yourself. Once Aquarius season begins on the 19th, partnerships of all kinds take center stage so try to soak up any available alone time while you still can!
This week’s mantra: Alone isn’t the same as lonely.
The full moon on the 17th highlights the part of your chart that’s all about community and alliances, calling your attention to those who support your wildest ambitions. If you’ve been lacking direction so far this year, this lunation gives you the push you need to keep going after your dreams. Once Aquarius season begins on the 19th, you’re excited to get back to work and focused on the steps you must take to achieve what you desire.
This week’s mantra: My support system is everything I need.
The full moon in Cancer on the 17th lights up the part of your chart that’s all about your career, public image and relationship to success. Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or settling into retirement, this is a moment of recognition and respect, reminding you that your voice matters. Receiving a sweet note from a former student or inspiring testimonial from a recent client gives you confidence that your impact will resonate far into the future.
This week’s mantra: I reach who needs to hear my voice.
Back in July 2020, a tiny spark of an idea took hold of you. Whether you were going back to school to change your career or developing a mindfulness practice to deal with stress, you’re now seeing the effort was worth it. As you further align with your values and tap into your core beliefs, you’re able to find more inner calm and purpose. The full moon on the 17th also sparks your wanderlust. Even if it’s only in your imagination, where do you want to go?
This week’s mantra: I’m aligned with what’s meant for me.
All of your bills are due at the full moon on the 17th. This lunation comes as a harsh reality check about debts, taxes and all kinds of shared resources. Maybe your partner has to take a pay cut or your kids’ school tuition has skyrocketed. Now’s the time to consider how you can cut back without giving up the things that bring you joy. As Aquarius season begins on the 19th, a chat with a friend helps you sort out your priorities.
This week’s mantra: I control my money. My money doesn’t control me.
The full moon on the 17th falls in your relationship sector and whether you’re taking your partnership to the next level or breaking up for good, this is a time when you have to be very delicate around someone else’s needs. Emotions are running high, but make sure you get all your concerns (positive and negative) out on the table. Once Aquarius season begins on the 19th, your focus shifts to money. You’ve been extra careful with your cash for the last few years and now might be the time to loosen up some of your budgets.
This week’s mantra: My values are important.
We’re well past the holiday season, but you’re still feeling the couch-potato energy of the week after Christmas. Luckily the full moon on the 17th inspires you to get back into a sustainable and nourishing routine. Now’s the time to return to Pilates, put your phone away before bed and make sure you’re eating your vegetables. Your season begins on the 19th which puts your focus on both your image and your health. You deserve to glow!
This week’s mantra: I’m on the path to better health.
The full moon in Cancer on the 17th falls in the part of your chart that rules romance, creativity and children. Whether you’re going on a hot date, starting an exciting project or spending quality time with your kid, take no shame in doing exactly what you want this week. Aquarius season begins on the 19th, which puts you at more of a remove. Get ahead of the game and stop caring what other people think.
This week’s mantra: “I get what I want.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.