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Your Weekly Horoscopes: January 9 to 15, 2022

This is a quieter week astrologically, and fewer transits mean we have more opportunity to process what’s happened over the last few weeks. On the 10th, the sun makes a supportive sextile to Neptune—a dreamy aspect found in the charts of stars with natural charisma like Keanu Reeves, Elliot Page and Mick Jagger. This is a gentle influence which asks, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be?” Sit with these thoughts, but don’t act too fast because irritable Mars makes a harsh square to Neptune on the 11th, spurring us to act on a fleeting impulse before we have all the details figured out.

Then on the 14th, Mercury stations retrograde in Aquarius—yes, it’s our first Mercury retrograde of 2022! This time, the messenger planet stations in the crosshairs of disciplined Saturn and disruptive Uranus and asks us to review, revise and reflect on our role in society’s major shifts.

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


Your wanderlust is at an all-time high this week, peaking on the 11th when you book a flight or click buy your entire Amazon wish list in a dream state. You might want to hide your credit cards before you make a purchase you later regret. Your urge to escape is a result of feeling disconnected from your friends and social groups. Mercury stations retrograde on the 14th opening up a few weeks ripe for reconnecting with your community.

This week’s mantra: I’m going to need a second opinion.

As the sun connects with dreamy Neptune on the 10th, you’re feeling inspired to deepen your spiritual practice, improve your meditation routine or return to therapy. You’ve felt this call before, but this time you know you’re not going solo, you have the support of your ride-or-dies. Then Mercury stations retrograde on the 14th, and over the next few weeks, your task is to revise your definition of success. What would you do if you were free from everyone else’s expectations?

This week’s mantra: I make decisions from a grounded place.

Lately, it’s felt like you just can’t find a rhythm in your relationship. Whether that’s with your BFF, your work wife or your til-death-do-us-part wife, the tension has been constant as you both adjust to new routines. On the 11th, one of you gets huge news at work or in your job search that either relieves or intensifies your disagreements. Then on the 14th, your ruling planet Mercury stations retrograde meaning that it’s time for you to slow down and review your big picture goals. Who or what is blocking your vision?

This week’s mantra: I can’t find what I need if I don’t know where to look.

Whether you’re booking a trip to visit your in-laws or just scheduling your weekly Pilates class with your BFF, the lovely sun-Neptune sextile on the 10th makes it so that the usual logistical headaches are nonexistent. For once, you’re on the same page. Then on the 14th, Mercury stations retrograde and you’re back to arguing about who owes who what, both financially and emotionally. What baggage are you carrying that isn’t yours?

This week’s mantra: I’m grateful for ease when it comes.

If you’ve been struggling to pay back a loan, renegotiate your car payment or find the right accountant to smooth over your bungled 2017 taxes, the sun-Neptune sextile on the 10th brings an effortless solution. Thank goddess for small miracles! Then on the 14th, Mercury stations retrograde in your partnership sector, forcing you to initiate a tough conversation with a lover, close friend or coworker that you’ve been avoiding. Is dodging conflict really worth all that anxiety?

This week’s mantra: “Solutions find me.”

Romance is in the air for you as the sun connects with Neptune on the 10th. Whether it’s a second date or you’re celebrating your 40th anniversary, don’t waste the opportunity to open that fancy bottle of natural wine and just enjoy being together. Then on the 14th, your ruling planet Mercury stations retrograde, bringing disruptions and confusion to your daily grind. Perhaps your workflow or grueling fitness class is being interrupted to remind you that you need to make pleasure a higher priority in your day to day.

This week’s mantra: I’m more than my work.

Bringing more ease to your daily routine is your primary goal for 2022. As the sun connects with Neptune on the 10th, you’re inspired to rearrange your organization system or refresh your cleaning supplies. Spend a little extra on the nice detergents, splurge on an essential oil diffuser or upgrade your vacuum. You deserve it! Then on the 14th, Mercury stations retrograde, inspiring you to brainstorm more creative ways to reach your goals for the next few weeks.

This week’s mantra: Magic happens when I pay attention.

Overspending is almost a given this week as your ruling planet Mars squares off with fantastical Neptune on the 11th. Did you need that night out, splurging on cocktails with your favorite ladies? No. But did it bring you joy? Of course! Try not to be so hard on yourself for “breaking the rules.” Then on the 14th, Mercury stations retrograde in your home sector, and you’re once again questioning everything about where you live. Before you call a friend to help you rearrange your living room furniture again, meditate on what’s actually making you feel so dissatisfied.

This week’s mantra: I deserve satisfaction.

As action-oriented Mars squares off with hazy Neptune on the 11th, you’re inspired to make your wildest home decor dreams come true. Who says you can’t pull off a psychedelic rug or that divine linen sheet set? You have visions of a space that is cozy, soft and otherworldly, and now’s the time to seize the day and make it happen. Then on the 14th, Mercury goes retrograde—so expect some delays in shipping and customer service miscommunications as you refurnish.

This week’s mantra: I do what I want.

You’re questioning so many things about yourself and your identity right now, and it’s not easy! As the sun connects with Neptune on the 10th, you’re having yet another breakdown about which outfit makes sense for your first day at a new job. Luckily though, your group chat comes to the rescue with tons of affirming support. Never be too shy to send those selfies! Then on the 14th, Mercury goes retrograde in your money sector setting you up to re-evaluate what you have and what you need for the next few weeks.

This week’s mantra: I thrive on feedback.

An out-of-the-blue gift arrives for you as the sun connects with Neptune on the 10th. This could be a literal package from a secret admirer or an unexpected day off from childcare or work. Take the moment to enjoy the bliss of free time (or free stuff) rather than worrying about whether or not you deserve it. Then on the 14th, Mercury goes retrograde in your sign, encouraging you to reflect on how you could better communicate your needs for the next few weeks.

This week’s mantra: I deserve all the blessings.

You’re feeling like no one takes you seriously and everything you do gets criticized this week, especially as Mars squares off with Neptune on the 11th. It’s not your fault that you’re such a forward thinker and others can’t keep up with your revolutionary ideas. As Mercury stations retrograde on the 14th, you’re being asked to step back and reflect on all the progress you’ve made this year. You’ve come a long way, even if you can’t fully articulate it yet.

This week’s mantra: I’m ahead of the curve.

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