Your Weekly Horoscopes: January 8 to 14, 2023

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Things finally start moving again this week when Mars stations direct on the 12th. The action planet has been retrograde since October 30th giving us the chance to pause and re-strategize. Now that we’ve done a thorough review, we can start moving forward again. Mercury is still retrograde though (until the 18th) so don’t expect everything to come together at once. It might be cliché, but in this case, slow and steady really does win the race. Stay patient.

Other notable cosmic weather:

  • Mercury trines Uranus on the 8th leading to delightfully unexpected conversations
  • Venus connects with Mars and clashes with Uranus and the nodes throughout the week bringing up shocking, fated and passionate connections, lovers and creative projects
  • Sun sextiles Neptune on the 13th heightening intuition, creativity and imagination (To inspire some vibes: Keanu Reeves, Elliot Page and Kate Winslet were all born with their aspect in their birth charts)

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

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(March 21 - April 19)

Your ruling planet Mars stations direct on the 12th, and finally you’re feeling like yourself again. Since October, you’ve been in total burnout mode yet still working overtime to follow through on your share of every commitment. As you get your energy back this week, you may have to initiate some difficult conversations to clarify your needs. How much energy do you really have to spare for these shared projects?

This week’s mantra: “Claim.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

Everyone’s looking to you for answers and advice this week. As Mars stations direct on the 12th, you’re still feeling a bit sluggish, but your boyfriend, BFF and work wife are all full of energy and ready to get back on track. You’re happy to talk through their plans, but you can’t help but feel like your own life is still up in the air. How can you steer the conversation in another direction?

This week’s mantra: “Mine.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

Get ready for your (literal or figurative) inflammation to flare up as Mars slows down and stations direct on the 12th. Since October, you’ve been pushing yourself to extremes in order to build a routine and community, and this week you’re realizing the impact of all that effort. Slow down to avoid exhausting yourself further and getting sick.

This week’s mantra: “Slow.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

Since October, you’ve been keeping much of your life under wraps. As Mars stations direct on the 12th, you’re slowly getting ready to emerge again with new career aspirations and perhaps a new lover as well. Though you’re tempted to shout your ideas from the rooftops, there’s still some finishing touches to complete behind the scenes. Emerge when you know you’re ready.

This week’s mantra: “Precious.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

Your perspective has shifted a lot since Mars stationed retrograde in October. Big dreams have been let go, and new visions have taken their place. You’ve also had to reckon with some difficult family relationships, discovering who’s really in your corner and who never is. It’s been so exhausting, but as Mars stations retrograde on the 12th, you’re feeling eager to see more friends and connect. Who do you want on your team this year?

This week’s mantra: “Peace.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

As Mars stations direct on the 12th, things come full circle with the office conflicts and big career decisions that have been stressing you out for months. Since October, you’ve been rethinking how you approach communication and collaboration. Conversations have been tense and trust building has been slow. But you’ve also learned to release the need to control. What else can you delegate?

This week’s mantra: “Give.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

For you, feeling resourced, confident and secure is directly linked to your relationships. When your partnerships are in a good place, your self-esteem thrives. But when you’re deep in a scarcity mindset, it’s impossible to connect. Since October though, you’ve been rethinking your goals in both areas of your life. As Mars stations direct on the 12th, you’re ready to earn more and love more while maintaining your own independence.

This week’s mantra: “Abundance.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

Your ruling planet Mars stations direct on the 12th, and finally, you’re feeling more like yourself again. Since October 30, you’ve been dealing with medical bills, taxes and unpaid invoices, working tirelessly to organize your life. As things settle this week, you discover that releasing these anxieties has allowed you to show up as a more open and accepting version of yourself. What do you need to stay clear and grounded?

This week’s mantra: “Release.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

Everything slows down to a stop as Mars stations direct on the 12th. Take a pause and look around you: what’s changed in your life since October? What secrets have come to the surface? What casual flings have become deep relationships? As you shift out of reverse into drive and put your foot on the gas, be careful to hang onto what you’ve built. Life is an adventure, but there’s strength in consistency. What are your non-negotiables?

This week’s mantra: “Commitment.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

Whether you’ve been pushing yourself at the gym, taking on extra overtime shifts or just packing your schedule to the max, the last few months have been a slog. As Mars stations direct on the 12th, take a moment to consider how this time has impacted your family and friendships. Who have you lost touch with and what connections have grown even stronger? Make some moves to get back (or stay) in touch.

This week’s mantra: “Community.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

A crush who last reached out to you back in September slides into your DMS as Mars stations direct in your pleasure sector on the 12th. You’ve been so caught up in restructuring your career and revising your schedule over the last few months that you didn’t have time to date, but now it’s your moment to seize the day! It’s been a slow burn and this week reminds you of that initial spark.

This week’s mantra: “Crush.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

The money problems that have been stressing you out since late October come to a resolution as Mars stations direct on the 12th. For the last few months, you’ve been reviewing long term goals and setting up plans to bring you more security. Now you can finally put those plans into action. Take a moment to pause and reflect on all that you’ve learned. Write it down.

This week’s mantra: “Revive.”

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

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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...