Weekly horoscopes: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1


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The zodiac signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) illustrated in a chalkboard style.

Be optimistic this week. We’re still riding the wave of difficult times as the retrogrades of Venus and Mercury continue to take their toll, but this should instead fill us with determination! We are all capable of greatness, and it comes in many forms. Don’t be discouraged if your greatness doesn’t look like another’s.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Calm down. These may be frantic times, but you don’t need to be. Listen to some music. Perhaps there’s a video game soundtrack or K-pop album that calls your name. Whatever your preference, spend some time this week to listen to your music and enjoy it for what it is. On the other hand, be mindful of what you consume. 

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Take a step back and breathe. You’ve been a little wild lately, maybe lashing out at people for things they can’t control. Try to cook yourself something luxurious, if you have the means to. For most Taureans, the stereotype that they love food is true! And what’s not to love? Remember that everyone around you is trying their best as much as you are.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Do you feel left out? It can be hard to do so much and receive very little feedback. You crave connections, yet it may often feel like nobody is there at the right place and time in which you need them. If done safely, going on an outing with a small group of friends may be just the thing you need to raise your spirits again.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Face one small fear. Everybody has their own subconscious list of fears that potentially hold them back. Yours are nothing to scoff at, either. The challenge you may face at this time is seeking the inner courage to look your anxiety in the face and laugh. Perhaps you’ll find enjoyment in what you previously dreaded.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)

Speak up for what you believe in. The past few weeks, you may have been laying low, and that’s understandable. You’re waiting for the right moment to take the spotlight. Life will not always tell you when to take it, though. If you see injustice, fight it; don’t run from it or assume someone else will do it. You are stronger than you think.

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

It’s time for a mental clean-up. Dust the cobwebs from your mind and prepare to get some serious work done in the physical world. You are still learning what it means to be given tasks graciously and soldier on. Believe in yourself! Just because you don’t think it will ever be done is no indication of your true potential to get it done.

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)

Raise your standards for others. It can be too easy to let other people treat you disrespectfully, whether due to conditioning or social anxiety, but you deserve better. If people won’t give you what you need, demand it. That in itself can be scary, especially when you’re not used to self-advocacy, but how else will you be treated fairly if you don’t ask for it?

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

You have a latent power for connection. Maybe you’ve learned to survive on shallow conversation because your social circle doesn’t care about your inherent depth. In fact, you would love to talk, if it were with the right people. Find your right people and get philosophical. You have much yet to discover about yourself and others.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)

Keep your chin up. You’re pushing yourself so hard and overcoming hardships every single day, even when you don’t notice them. The retrogrades of Mercury and Venus may be affecting you deeper than others due to your psychic sensitivity, but you shouldn’t let them get the better of you. Remember to reach out for help when you need it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)

Don’t crack under pressure. People’s expectations for you are high, and it may be hard for you to tell people no. This is thanks to your dependability. Consider it a strength! Of course, nobody is capable of doing everything. Feel encouraged this week to let go of some of these extraneous responsibilities (if that’s feasible for you).

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)

Happy birth season! Soften your hardened exterior. You’re “adulting” hard, but remember you have an inner child that needs to be taken care of. Reconnect with your inner child somehow, and examine what this does for your emotions. Do you wish you were kinder to yourself? More loving? Throughout all this, know that you will be OK.

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)

Try aromatherapy. You don’t need access to essential oils or incense to experience genuine effects. The point is to get into your body and tap into an oft-neglected sense for a change of pace. You might go into a bakery or visit a pool; whatever it is you like to smell, make it or find it, and see how it can soothe you in a new way.