Your Weekly Horoscopes: January 3 to 9, 2021

Some of us are still feeling that 2020 whiplash, but this is the week that we really get to leave it all behind as Mars, Mercury and Venus all change signs, freshening up the cosmic mood board. Mars moves into Taurus on the 6th, which is a particularly noticeable shift as the action planet has not switched things up since June 27! Mars in Aries kept us hot, bothered and ready to start a fight, but Mars in Taurus prefers a slower approach. Let’s get into some restorative yoga and take a deep inhale before responding to a nasty email.

Mercury connects with Pluto—planet of the underworld—on the 4th (which might give us the urge to change things up or spill a deep secret) and then moves into eccentric, intellectual Aquarius on the 8th. Mercury in Aquarius thinks long and hard before speaking but always has something thought-provoking to say. Think of the unique voices of celebs like Drew Barrymore, Rihanna and Paris Hilton who all have the communication planet in the waterbearer’s sign. Also on the 8th, sweet Venus begins her visit to practical Capricorn where the love planet doesn’t flirt, she settles down. Now’s the time to make moves and let the cuffing season games begin!

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


The week begins with you spilling your guts—likely via text, to your crush—as Mercury meets go-deep-or-go-home Pluto on the 4th. You’ve been obsessing over this problem for a hot minute so get it off your chest. Even if it felt like a TMI LiveJournal entry, it’s worth it to share how you feel. Luckily on the 8th, you get a huge confidence boost as Venus enters your sign bringing the love and beauty planet’s influence to your style and personal care routine. If you’ve been wanting to update your wardrobe, use the cosmic energy on the 9th to start shopping.

This week’s mantra: Feel your feelings! Get it all out!

10 aquarius

With Mars moving into your home sector on the 6th followed by Mercury moving into your sign on the 8th, you may finally work up the energy to confront a family member or irresponsible roommate whose behavior has been stressing you out for months. This is only the beginning of what will likely be a long conversation, but at least your feelings are out there. The 9th is an especially auspicious day to send a clear message as Mercury meets Saturn in your sign, giving you major gravitas. You deserve some respect!

This week’s mantra: Claim your space.

11 pisces

Your inbox is flooded and your texts are piling up as Mars moves into your communication sector on the 6th. Then on the 8th, a particularly aggro message makes you want to escape to the woods and leave everyone on read indefinitely. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, turn to your friends for help. Venus moving into your community sector on that same cursed day and boosts your morale. Good people have your back. Ask your BFF to write a response to your controlling ex and ask Andrea to take your shift so you’re not working a double. Survey those you trust before pressing send.

This week’s mantra: Friends are a blessing

12 aries

Take a deep, heavy sigh of relief, Aries. Stretch. Light some candles and queue up that Zoom yoga class that might as well be a nap. Mars, your ruling planet, leaves your sign for Taurus on the 6th, relieving the heavy pressure—and skin inflammation!—you’ve felt since last June. For the next six weeks though, you’re going to feel the heat when it comes to your money. If you’re overworked and underpaid, set up a meeting with your boss on the 9th to discuss your compensation. Get real about what you want and what you deserve.

This week’s mantra: Get what you need.

1 taurus

Big shifts abound for you this week, Taurus, so hang on tight! Mars moves into your sign on the 6th, and after months of feeling disconnected from your loved ones, you’re ready to get back in touch. Make time to call your mom, email old friends and schedule a date night with your lover. Then on the 8th, Venus moves into your travel sector and you can’t stop thinking about a potential romantic getaway. (Hey, it does look like we’ll be travelling again in 2021…). Though you can’t take a proper trip right now, write up your ideal itinerary and start manifesting your post-COVID dream vacation.

This week’s mantra: Plan now to make it happen later.

2 gemini

With your ruling planet, Mercury, meeting up with Pluto—the planet of destruction and rebirth—on the 4th and Mars moving into your unconscious sector on the 6th, the week begins with an existential crisis. Things are heavy and you’re feeling discouraged. Why is everyone demanding so much from you? Inspiration strikes on the 8th though as Mercury enters Aquarius and you start a class or go down an inspiring Reddit wormhole. As the communication planet meets up with disciplined Saturn on the 9th, make a commitment to continue with this project for the long haul.

This week’s mantra: This too shall pass.

3 cancer

Whether it’s been an ongoing passive aggressive fight with your neighbor, struggling to communicate with another school parent or just feeling professionally burnt out, you’ve been overcompensating at work since the summer. But with Mars finally leaving Aries and your career sector on the 6th, you can take a break and let one of your coworkers clean up the mess. Then on the 8th, Venus enters your relationship sector and you’re getting a whole lot of love from your partner. Ask for a foot massage and you shall receive it!

This week’s mantra: Pass the baton and take a nap.

4 leo

The world better watch out. With Mars moving into your career sector on the 6th, you’re more determined than ever to get what you want. If you’ve been working hard toward a specific goal, you’re going to start seeing the returns on that over the course of the next six weeks but along the way you might realize that your desires come with a lot of extra work. Success means more emails and more stress, but ultimately, more satisfaction. The sun’s still in your daily grind sector, so just keep doing the things you have to do!

This week’s mantra: Success is hard work.

5 virgo

The week begins with an unsettling revelation about someone you’ve been dating or a tantrum-filled day with your kids as your ruling planet, Mercury, meets disruptive Pluto on the 4th. Luckily, it’s a passing matter. With Mars and Venus both moving into your fellow earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn, respectively), by the end of the week, you’re feeling motivated and inspired. Mercury enters your daily grind sector on the 8th and, though there are tons of errands and chores to attend to, don’t you enjoy checking everything off on your to do list anyway? Embrace it!

This week’s mantra: If it doesn’t flow, let it go.

6 libra

Though the week begins with some unfortunate news about a loan approval or never-ending tax return nonsense—as Mars enters your house of debts and taxes on the 6th—you’ve got to pick yourself up and try again. The pressure’s on to get your resources in order so you can splurge on a new couch and a fresh lap desk for working from bed. Give yourself the home base you deserve! Your ruling planet, Venus, enters Capricorn on the 8th, delivering further motivation to sweeten up your living space. Major shopping splurges are possible on the 9th, so be sure you think twice before clicking buy.

This week’s mantra: Home is where the heart is.

7 scorpio

Relationships of all kinds take center stage this week as your ruling planet, Mars, moves into Taurus on the 6th. After six months of non-stop hustling with Mars in the daily grind sector, you’re burnt out. But now it’s time to put that energy into your commitments. For the next six weeks, you’re getting into passionate arguments and going on aggressively romantic dates. Dynamics that are unclear are made or broken. If you’ve been seeing someone new, the 9th is a great day to introduce your lover to your friends (or your dog to your new boyfriend). Even if it must be done virtually, gather your people.

This week’s mantra: Let in all the love that you can.

8 sagittarius

If you’ve been slacking off at the home office, tons of admin and errands pile up this week as Mars enters your house of thankless work on the 6th. For the next six weeks, you’re going to be burning the midnight oil to make sure everything gets done. With Venus moving into your finance sector on the 8th, this could be a lovely week to pamper yourself in the little spare time that you have. (Here are 50 free ways to do just that.) Make sure you’re blocking off some hours in your calendar to cook delicious meals and watch your favorite shows. Lean into this relentless routine.

This week’s mantra: There’s no rest for the weary.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can follow her on Instagram @jaimeallycewright or subscribe to her newsletter.



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...