Your Weekly Horoscopes: January 5 to 11, 2020
Eclipse season strikes again! Though things start off relatively calm this week, the 10th is when it all goes down. Not only is there a lunar eclipse in sensitive Cancer, but we also have Mercury entering the heart of the sun, as well as Uranus—planet of upheaval—stationing direct. Together, this trifecta of transits says that when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we receive some life-changing clarity. Let’s not shy away from opening our hearts, as scary as it may be.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
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Is it time to have the “What are we?” talk with that person you’ve been dating? Do you want to get the band back together? Are you considering adopting a puppy? The lunar eclipse on the 10th is about making a huge commitment. And your words have the power to make it last. Say what you have to say. Even if it’s hard. Even if being vulnerable makes you feel less powerful. You are learning how to go for what you want without regrets. Keep throwing things against the wall. What’s worth it will stick.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? The lunar eclipse on the 10th highlights just how long your to-do list really is. You are making progress toward your goals, but the results still seem elusive. Keep going and trust the process. Take some time to look over all your tasks and reorganize so that you are prioritizing self-care. Hydrate. Water your plants. Take a long walk and say hi to everyone you see on your way into town. Find bliss by finding control.
What are you trying to make? The lunar eclipse on the 10th has you creating something huge. It’s not necessarily conceiving a baby or writing the next Great American Novel in a day, but instead, it’s more along the lines of being brave enough to admit you want the kid or you want to write the book. You are enriched by what you make and what you care for. Stop tending to others’ wishes and focus on your own desires. What did you start last summer? Work on it now.
You have been at the office 24/7 lately, sweet Aries. But as the eclipse arrives on the 10th, something out of your control shifts your focus back to home and family. Delegate that big project to a coworker and spend the day lounging on the couch or catching up with Mom. Stay far away from your inbox. Think back to a previous era: How did you make yourself feel like a queen on a smaller budget? Don’t sacrifice your values for your ambitions.
Everything feels like a spiritual crisis these days as you consider the “why” of everything. Why do you want what you want? At the lunar eclipse on the 10th, a dream you’ve been betting on doesn’t work out, forcing you to appreciate what you already have. Head to the bar down the block for a chat with your favorite bartender. Go to the dorky “We finally have a coffeemaker!” celebration at the local library. Reacquaint yourself with what’s comfortable to feel in control. Think of this time as a research phase for your next evolution.
The entire past month has been spent taking care of everyone but you: hosting your fiancé’s family for the holidays, buying endless gifts for your niece and stressing out about every tiny expenditure along the way. At the lunar eclipse on the 10th, check in with your personal abundance. What’s in your bank account? What’s in your refrigerator? After all the frugality of the past month, you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Don’t hesitate to treat yourself.
With the lunar eclipse on the 10th in your own sign, it’s time to direct all your nurturing and sensitivity toward yourself. No matter who is in a crisis, you can’t constantly stop your life to solve everyone else’s problems. Spend time this week grabbing drinks or dinner with a new friend or hanging out after hours with coworkers you’ve long wanted to get to know. Find more people who like what you like. Expand your list of emergency contacts. It’s OK to indulge yourself.
You have been putting in so much work to prioritize your relationship or to launch a new project with your business partner. But have you really taken the time to get on the same page? On the 7th, have a talk that lets it all out and allows you to get there. At the lunar eclipse on the 10th, exhaustion hits you hard. Take some time away from your inbox, your phone and all that other noise. Revitalize yourself through rest and meditation.
Don’t be surprised if your adventures on the apps lead to yet another disappointing date at the eclipse on the 10th. If you know the chemistry isn’t there after the first drink, ask for the check and hurry to that party or gallery opening you really wanted to hit up with your friends. The best part of knowing what you really want is being able to confidently exit when something isn’t right. You don’t have to go against the odds to make it happen.
A huge moment in your career arrives with the eclipse on the 10th. That profile finally gets published. Your speech at the conference goes off without a hitch. You get stopped on the street by someone who can’t stop thinking about that community event you planned. You’ve been working for this kind of recognition since last year, so it may seem par for the course. But don’t sweep this one under the rug. Sing out. Be proud of yourself even without anyone else’s approval.
It’s time to embrace the sea and fly away. For the past month, you have been caught up in the details: helping your sister through a crisis or feeling like your skills aren’t really utilized at work. At the eclipse on the 10th, put a hold on those little things that drive you crazy and focus on the big picture. Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there? Don’t let the routines that no longer serve you get in the way of your joy.
Whether you were waiting on a student loan or a slow-to-arrive holiday bonus, a large sum of cash comes through for you at the lunar eclipse on the 10th. Unfortunately, of course, this money is easy in and easy out. Whether it’s getting in the tuition so you can sign up for classes or making headway on your car loan, you already owe it somewhere else (with interest!). Remember that this is an investment. The treat is where you’ll be at this time next year.