Your Weekly Horoscopes: January 2 to 8, 2022

This week begins with an industrious new moon in Capricorn on January 2nd. It’s a great day to take ourselves seriously, to set intentions, and, of course, to invoke the over-the-top work ethic of super serious Capricorn actor Jeremy Strong (aka Kendall Roy on Succession). Capricorns always play the long game. At the same time, conversations are about to get a lot weirder as communication planet Mercury enters eccentric Aquarius on the same day. Never one to waste words, Mercury in Aquarius only speaks up when there’s actually something to say.

Then on the 8th, Venus meets the sun, making this week the halfway point of the love planet’s retrograde. If relationship woes have been taking over your life since December 19th, this could bring an “a-ha!” moment that leads to a breakthrough or a breakup. You don’t have to push, whatever’s ready to come to the surface will do so without your help.

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

12 aries

The new moon on the 2nd offers you a grounding fresh start for your public image. The last few weeks have included plenty of power struggles, so use this lunation to reconnect with your own priorities. Then on the 8th, as Venus meets the sun, a meeting with someone you work with—whether that’s a coworker or your favorite babysitter—smooths over the conflicts of the last few weeks. Yes, someone has to take the lead, but does it always have to be you?

This week’s mantra: It never hurts to listen.

1 taurus

Where’s your next escape, Taurus? The new moon on the 2nd falls in your travel and higher learning sector, inspiring you to get serious about one of your more substantial life goals. Mercury shifts into Aquarius and your recognition sector on the same day, meaning you might want to seek advice from a trusted mentor or former boss. The first step to achieving your dreams is to articulate them.

This week’s mantra: Let it be an education.

2 gemini

Your sister or a close friend comes through with a huge cash loan for you at the new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd. Since Venus retrograde began on December 19th, you’ve been struggling to pay off a major debt, and this windfall is a huge relief. Your ruling planet Mercury moves into Aquarius on the same day, encouraging you to think outside the box re: funding in the future. How can you set yourself up not only to survive but to thrive?

This week’s mantra: I get by with a little help from my friends.

3 cancer

If you’ve done nothing but argue with your partner or your best friend since the holiday season began, the new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd is here to get you back on the same page. It was a rough visit with your in-laws or meeting of your BFF’s new love interest, but things are calmer back home now. Then on the 8th, Venus meets the sun, bringing a major revelation about how you can better communicate going forward. If you’ve been considering couple’s therapy—or individual therapy—this is a great week to look into your options.

This week’s mantra: Wait until it’s clear.

4 leo

New year, new responsibilities! The new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd has major first day of school vibes for you, Leo. Whether it’s you or your kid who’s starting a fresh routine, it’s an ideal time to freshen up your workspace, try out a HIIT class or check in with your daughter’s teachers about that whole biting thing. Mercury moves into your partnership sector on the same day. This transit makes you the ideal listener for the next few weeks as you’re better able to put yourself in others’ shoes.

This week’s mantra: What would they do?

5 virgo

Diving into your past and confronting your deepest intimacy issues isn’t easy, but this week, you begin to see some of the rewards of your introspective process. The new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd brings the glimmer of a new romance to your attention. This could be a flirty hello from a neighbor or time to read that stack of erotic fiction. With Mercury moving into Aquarius on the same day, you also have a never-ending to-do list, but don’t let the fun slip away!

This week’s mantra: YOLO.

6 libra

This holiday season you learned that you can never really go home. As painful as it was to separate from a toxic family member, pack up your childhood house, or send your kid off to her own apartment, the experience gave you perspective. The new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd is a moment to make a wish list for everything you want in your private space. With Mercury moving into Aquarius on the same day, you have plenty of ideas for creative flourishes to help you feel cozy.

This week’s mantra: What do I need?

7 scorpio

Sometimes all you need to feel accomplished is for that annoying notification flag to go away. The new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd falls in your communication house and is the perfect excuse for you to empty your inbox, respond to your texts and start the arduous process of making holiday returns. You’re going to want to clear up space in your heart as well, because when Venus meets up with the sun on the 8th, lots of love letters (or flirty text messages) are headed your way.

This week’s mantra: I’m ready to receive.

8 sagittarius

The new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd is the perfect excuse to use those holiday gift cards on some home and wardrobe upgrades that you never buy for yourself. With Mercury entering your neighborhood sector on the same day, keep the shopping local or support a friend’s small business. Though some of the price tags might make you cringe, this is an auspicious moment to invest rather than go for what’s cheap.

This week’s mantra: I choose quality.


Grab a fancy coffee and get out your to-do lists—it’s going to be a good week! With the new moon in your sign on the 2nd, everyone else is finally taking life as seriously as you are. Thank goddess. Though your impulse is to spend the day re-organizing the kitchen or the home office storage, take some time for self-care instead. With detail-oriented Mercury moving into your money sector on the same day, this is also an ideal time to get on top of your budgets for the year.

This week’s mantra: I’m beautiful, organized and in control.

10 aquarius

With the new moon on the 2nd falling in your unconscious sector, you’re feeling a bit lost at sea. Whether you’re stepping away from the workforce for now or for good—or somewhere in between—or you’ve had a hard time adjusting to having free time. Remember: your value is not inherently tied to your work. Mercury moves into your sign on the same day, keeping your mind buzzing and conversations constant over the next few weeks. Make sure you’re writing down all your ideas.

This week’s mantra: I can change the world when I’m ready.

11 pisces

The new moon on the 2nd falls in your social sector, and your inbox is filled to the brim with invitations. Everyone wants a piece of you! Though you usually prefer to burrow up at home on weekends with a book and a hot toddy on the couch, why not put yourself out there at a party or two (of course, Covid-negative and staying safe!)? On the 8th, as Venus meets the sun, you end up reconnecting by chance with a former lover. Just one week back on the scene and the sparks are already flying!

This week’s mantra: Why not?

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

Jaime Wright


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...
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