Weekly horoscopes: Jan. 12 – Jan. 18


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Zodiac signs including Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

The first quarter moon occurred Sunday, inspiring us to work smarter, not harder. This week, we may find greater satisfaction from completing projects or meeting goals. However, a serotonin boost can only do so much. It’s up to each of us as individuals to continue motivating ourselves as we all strive to put forth our best.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Do you feel stuck? Loyalty to your work is honorable, but it can’t be everything. Give yourself permission to unplug this week. You may find that you weren’t seeing an important missing detail; you may find that nothing needs changing. The key thing about this is to reexamine what gets you fired up about life and then follow it.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

You see hope on the horizon. Life is following an upward trend now that you’ve been pushing harder. You may have a new spring in your step, and you may be smiling more now that you think you’re in the clear. Beware committing too strongly to this idea; you still have a long journey ahead of you that requires clear thinking and decisive action.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Have you been overly trusting? You have an incredible capacity for independence, but often you may forget this because it’s easier to rely on others. Be careful to not let too many people into your circle, for public health reasons as well as personal emotional reasons. You’ve been burned before, and you deserve better.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Hold yourself accountable. What’s the hardest lesson you’ve had to learn? Examine why this is. Capricorn season is the perfect time to reevaluate your priorities and needs. If you made a new year’s resolution, see how well you’ve stuck to it so far. The daily grind can be tough, but you have the heart and resolve to pull through.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)

Reignite your inner fire. In the winter months, it can be harder to tap into this natural heat, especially if so few planets are in a fire sign. To compensate, we must carry with us our own metaphorical flint and steel, working just a bit harder to remember what we love to do and why we love doing it. Then, go forth and do it!

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

Be more receptive to others. As an earth sign, you’re likely to be more stubborn than your peers. Let this aspect of you melt away, even partially, to let others in. It’s hard to communicate with a brick wall, and even if it’s not your intention to be one, we all still see it sometimes. Soften yourself this week; allow your emotions to express themselves.

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)

Has life been too easy? Too hard? Often, you may feel like this life has been predetermined by fate, for better or worse. It can be hard to grasp that you have any control over your future. Believe it or not, you do! Ask yourself: “How can I change my circumstances to best benefit myself and everyone around me?”

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

Keep pushing the limits. You have strong character, and you’ve faced incredible hardships. The best way forward now is to be relentless in your quest for happiness. Venus is retrograde until Jan. 29, which has affected your capacity for love and peace. Not everything will come to you right away, and that’s OK. What matters is that you keep going.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)

Face your challenges head-on. Lately you’ve eluded your priorities in search of laziness or out of fear of commitment, but now is the time to take action. Mars, the planet of willpower and aggression, remains in your sign until Jan. 24. Even if you don’t like it at first, the rewards at the finish line will be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)

Happy birth season! Because we’re still in Capricorn season, you may feel like now is your time to shine, yet living through a pandemic has made it hard for anyone to feel this way. Know that we’re all trying to get through this together. Despite the current hardships of our time, our generation is resilient, and so are you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)

Everything feels overwhelming. Everyone expects something of you, and nothing you do meets your own expectations. Don’t fret. Focus on making yourself happy for a while! Your tasks and duties can wait a while longer, and when you come back for them, you will begin to see them not as enemies to your success, but as sparring partners that want you to improve.

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)

Resist the urge to avoid structure. You’re often perceived as a flake, which can be due to an insatiable need for freedom. As you grow into your own, you must recognize that others depend on you for a reason. This is not to say you must completely freeze over and become a robot of responsibility; instead, strive for a happy medium.