As we say goodbye to 2022 once and for all, we welcome all things new in January, the first month of 2023, which is sure to be rich in change. As the start of a new year, January is likely to be filled with new opportunities and new beginnings. It is a time in which we wipe the slate clean, start fresh, and begin to embark on new goals and endeavors. As such, this is likely to be a powerful time for the signs to get planning and get moving.
Outside of the general vibe of the month, there are likely to be several new influences entering our lives from the planets as well. In fact, we will kick off the year with both Mercury and Mars in retrograde for the first two weeks of the month. This is likely to push a more sluggish feeling into our lives and may cause our momentum to feel slower when it comes to our goals.
To go along with this, we also have the influence of Venus in Aquarius on the 2nd of the month and Venus in Pisces on the 26th of the month, which is sure to bring our romantic affairs into focus and help things become more tender. However, with the influence of the retrogrades at the start of the month happening alongside this, couples will need to be careful of communication issues and intense emotions, so things don’t spiral out of control.
On the 20th, we will enter the Aquarius season. And, since both Mars and Mercury retrograde will have ended by now, this influence will likely help us get more productive, dreamy, and focused in pursuing our goals moving forward. Lastly, Uranus will move directly to Taurus on the 22nd of the month, bringing an end to its retrograde, which is likely to help our lives get back on track in a more productive way.
Overall, January 2023 is likely to be filled with many different energies that are likely to encourage us to slow down as well as speed up. But, to take this a step further, today, we’re going to cover a short summary of January for each of the Zodiac signs to help you understand what energy may be around your sign this month and how you can work to embrace it more in your everyday life. Let’s get started.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
For the Aries, you’re likely to kick the year off ready to get things done. Like many signs, the new year tends to inspire you to pick up the pace and seize new opportunities as quickly as possible. However, the planetary influences around you may not be on your side for expansion at the start of the month, and this could make it harder for you to achieve the goals you want. Where there is resistance, try not to push, Aries.
Once the influences are clear, things are likely to fall into place. Until then, try to direct your ambition and new ideas into other areas of your life. Spend time with loved ones or start planning out your future moves. Either way, there are still ways you can make progress. Find ways to do that the best you can to make the most of your month.
At your job, January is likely to start off steady. However, your need to grow and advance could push you to work harder. While that’s fine, Aquarius, just be careful not to overwork yourself. Remember, while progress is possible, there is likely to be a lot of resistance with the planets right now. Don’t let frustration get the better of you. Everything will fall into place as it is meant to.
Romantically, with Venus’s influence this month, your love life is likely to ignite in January. This could heighten attractions, bring couples closer together, and could even help to bring a gentler environment to you. However, couples will need to be wary of arguments and communication issues this month, as Mercury retrograde has a knack for stirring up issues. Remain patient with one another to get through it.
For those who are single, new love is possible this month. However, you must be careful not to be too forceful to make it happen. Pushing too hard could drive someone away and could be taken the wrong way this month. Love will happen on its own terms. Be patient enough to wait for it.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
For the Taurus, January may start off feeling a little unbalanced for you. You may not be sure what’s causing it, but for some reason, you may just feel a bit off, and that’s okay. Sometimes things happen, and, in this case, it likely has something to do with the planetary influences or just the new year in general. Either way, you should try not to let it get you down. Instead, try to find ways to take care of yourself.
Focus on self-care, surround yourself with loved ones, or just do more of what makes your heart happy. Over time, these activities are sure to help you get back on track with where you’re trying to go. Until then, give yourself a little extra love. That’s the best thing you can do.
At your job, your sluggish mood may affect your work this month and may not have you feeling super motivated. That’s okay, Taurus. Try not to push yourself or beat yourself up about it. If you’re feeling off, there’s a reason. Try to turn inward this month to find out what that reason is. Until things clear up, just try to keep yourself busy, and it’s all likely to pass you by just fine.
Romantically, patience will likely be required for couples this month. Feeling off already and then having potential communicational issues arise, couples will need to take things slow and be careful with one another. Later in the month, things are likely to clear up. Until then, try not to have any serious make-it or break-it conversations right now.
For those who are single, with your general mood of the month, you may be feeling out of it in new pursuits in love, and that’s fine. Honestly, this may be a good month to just focus on self-love anyway. Take things slow and try not to push yourself. Things will happen when they are meant to.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
For the Gemini, January is likely to start off positive, and you’re likely to be feeling pretty good about yourself. With your life on track, this month is likely to help usher you closer to some of your goals. While things may not be moving at the quickest pace, your attitude is likely to remain untouched, and, all around, you’re likely to just be happy about life as it is while working for what you want.
Stick to your heart’s desire this month, and know that anything you dream you can make a reality, Gem. All around, it seems like a good month for alignment and new energies for you.
At your job, luck seems to be around you, and this could be a good month for you to build some stronger connections at work. All around, things seem to be working in your favor, and this could be a good time to lay out the foundation for new areas in which you wish to progress. Whatever you do, it seems like a good month to apply your vision to your life and start making progress on building it.
Romantically, love is likely to feel more effortless for couples this month and could help partners to grow closer. As the month progresses, issues in communication could arise, and couples will need to be sure to work through problems together to avoid any major issues.
For those who are single, this could be a good month to chase after new love. Although, finding something that will last could be tough. You get what you give, Gem. Make sure it’s something you’d want to receive back.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
For the Cancer, you may start the month off feeling both inspired and overloaded. While there may not be any specific reason as to why you feel this way, it may be because of the energetic influences around you, as well as the full moon at the start of the month in your sign, which could cause some shake-ups. As such, you should try to take things slow.
Be productive where you feel inspired to, but don’t push yourself. Allow your month to ease you into new beginnings, and make sure you put ample focus on self-care. Truly, when everything around you seems chaotic, turning within is always an excellent choice.
At your job this year, you may be feeling a need to take your career more seriously, and this is likely to kick off right at the start of the new month. As such, this is likely to be an excellent time to start pushing your goals into gear and taking them more seriously. However, be careful not to overexert yourself. Treat this month as the first step towards getting to where you want to be. You don’t have to do everything all at once.
Romantically, Cancer may find themselves turning more towards their partner for affection and reassurance this month, which could help invite in more intimate connections. Couples will likely thrive here, as long as their connection is healthy, and may end the month feeling closer to one another.
For those who are single, Venus’s influence this month could help you feel more outgoing in finding new love and may work in your favor. Follow the flow of the month and remain open to the energy. If it feels right to act, then do it.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
For the Leo, you may start the year off feeling a bit out of your element, and that’s okay. The energies we’re lingering in now may be tough to adjust to, which could have you feeling a bit off. However, if you work to remain flexible this month, you aren’t likely to have any issues. In fact, your openness could help you to progress in new areas of your life this month, which is sure to boost your mood. All around, if you remain open and don’t resist the direction the energy around you is pulling you, this month is likely to pass you by smoothly.
At your job, you may find yourself feeling more energized and inspired at work, and this is likely to help you excel in new areas. While this is likely to be an inspiring feeling, try not to let it get to your head too much, as this could cause some attitude and ego issues at your job. Stay focused and optimistic, and you’re sure to get to where you’re meant to be.
Romantically, couples could have a bumpy start to the new year simply because of all the wonky energy around them. As such, it may be hard for couples to find common ground at the start of the month, which may require a little work on both ends. As such, this could be a good time for some reflection for the two of you to help you find new ways to work together to improve your situation.
For those who are single, you may have new opportunities this month to connect with new people, and one of those people may catch your eye. Be yourself and be patient with them, and you aren’t likely to have any issues.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
For the Virgo, you’re likely to kick January off feeling pretty good about yourself. All around, the energy around you seems to be working in your favor, and you aren’t likely to have any complaints. With an uplifting atmosphere, this is likely to be a good time for you to focus on your goals and start executing them. With inspiration guiding you, there’s nothing that can stand in your way.
However, despite your hype, you will have to be careful not to overexert yourself. Make sure you make plenty of time for rest amidst your adventurous new endeavors moving forward to maintain balance.
At your job, you may struggle with finding your footing in work this month. While you’re likely to be feeling inspired as it is, this could be a tough month of alignment for you, and you may find that frustrations arise. While this is likely from stagnant planetary influences getting in your way, you shouldn’t let this define your work. Take a breather and find balance again. In doing so, you may find that the path ahead becomes a little clearer on top of it.
Romantically, couples could find themselves sailing through a positive month of balance. This month, while things may be up and down in other areas of your life, they are likely to bring about a more slow and more tender pace to your love life, which is likely to be much needed. Try to spend as much time with one another as you can to savor it.
For those who are single, luck is likely to linger in your love life this month and make it easier than ever to draw someone in. Keep your heart and your options open. Who knows who may be looking for a special soul just like you?
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
For the Libra, you’re likely to kick the new year off feeling expansive and ambitious. With current planetary influences likely working in your favor, this is likely to be a good time for you to shed your skin and start chasing after something new. If you’ve had new goals or ideas you’ve been looking to bring to life, this could be a good time to start working on them.
However, that’s not to say you won’t find obstacles as well. In fact, you may struggle with maintaining a positive mindset through it all, and that’s okay, Libra. Sometimes, slowing down and taking some time to recenter yourself is all you need.
At your job, you could feel pressure to get moving at work this month. With ambition and expansion fueling your life, this is likely to inspire you to get as much done as possible. And honestly, that may not be plausible this month, Libra, and pushing too hard could make it harder for you to progress. As such, try to align with the flow of things instead this month. If things aren’t working out, take a breather, and try again on a different day.
Romantically, Venus’s influence in the month of January is likely to bring an energetic feeling to your love life. If things have been stagnant in the past, this month is likely to present couples with the opportunity to reignite the flames of their love and bring some excitement to their relationship.
For those who are single, Venus is also likely to inspire some new energy in your life that is likely to boost your confidence in getting out there and giving love your all. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself feeling more hopeful and outgoing this month as a result. If you’re looking to meet new people, this is likely to be a great time to do it.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
For Scorpio, you may start the month of January off feeling a bit stuck and uncertain. While the current retrogrades are pushing us all to slow down as it is, you may also just feel a bit overburdened at the start of the year simply because, well, it’s a lot to take in. You may feel unsure about where you want to go moving forward or feel pressured to act when you don’t know what to act on.
Stop and take advantage of this slow time Scorp and work to find what it is you want moving forward. There’s no rush in doing so. And once you realize that, much of your stress is likely to dissipate.
At your job, things may feel a bit overwhelming this month, and this may serve as a wake-up call for you to find balance once more. If stress at work is getting the better of you, try to find ways to separate yourself from it or better cope. Whatever you do, don’t run from it, Scorp. Instead, find ways to improve your experience at work and manage your schedule better. With a little hard work, things are likely to be sorted out in no time.
Romantically, to go with the general vibe of the month, you may have some ups and downs with your partner in January. Things may not be clicking the way you want them to, or conversations may just be misunderstood. This calls for some harmony, Scorp. You and your partner should work together to overcome obstacles and focus on areas of love, not frustration.
For those who are single, new love may not have the best chance of blossoming in the early month, which is likely to make this a good time to focus on yourself. Find balance and take some time to uncover what you truly want out of love right now. When the energy clears up, this preparation is sure to help you in finding someone special.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st):
For Sagittarius, you’re likely to start 2023 off feeling energized. This is likely to be a month where things seem to just fall into place for you, and you begin to feel more confident about the future ahead. As such, this month could see you making ample progress on some of your goals and working to navigate a new future ahead. Although, this month, you may also have to learn to let some things of the past go before you can push forward into something new.
If something needs work, you’ll certainly feel it. Trust your intuition and go with the flow. With the guidance of the Universe, you’re sure to find where you’re supposed to be in no time.
At your job, with a boosted ambition this month, things are likely to easily fall into place at work. If you’ve wanted to take a bigger leap or achieve something new, now seems to be an optimal time to start working on it. However, try to treat this month as a stepping stone to planning out your goals for the future in your job and how you can realistically reach them with small steps every day. If you do that, those small steps will become big ones before you know it. Keep up the great work.
Romantically, you may feel a need to do more for your partner this month, thanks to Venus’s influence, and this could bring about a new wave of romance into your relationship. This could help partners be more open and honest with one another and improve your relationship.
For those who are single, with a stride of confidence about you this month, this could be a good time for singles to meet someone new. If that’s what you’re looking for, try to be more outgoing this month. Making it known you’re available is likely to be a good first step. After that, putting your charm to the test will surely follow.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
For Capricorn, you may start the year off feeling a bit impatient. While we linger in your sign at the start of the month, you’re likely to feel a need to get moving, but the planetary influences may have a different plan in store. While this may be frustrating, and you may not be making all the progress you want to be right now, try to look at this as an opportunity to work on other areas of your life.
This month, slow down enough to get in touch with yourself and the energy around you to find the area you’re supposed to be in. Once you slow down enough to hear the message of the Universe, the path ahead is likely to become clear.
At your job, your eagerness for life, in general, is likely to carry over into your work this month and could have you feeling a little out of it. This could make your January a bit up and down at times and may make progress difficult. Try easing off the gas a bit, Cap. Sometimes, pushing too hard can have the opposite effect you want. Put what work you can into your goal, but also know when to step away.
Romantically, with frustrations in other areas of your life, you may find yourself a bit snappy in love this month, which could bring about more frustration. Take a breather, Cap. Try not to let any outside influences into your love life this month. If you can keep things separate and just focus on each other, things will likely run smoothly.
For those who are single, if you can find a way to keep your balance and look on the lighter side of love this month, new opportunities are likely to present themselves. Venus’s influence is likely to welcome new feelings and new connections, making this an excellent time to make a move.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
For the Aquarius, January is likely to start off steady for you, and you’re likely to gain more of an eye for your ambitions. This truly is the time of new beginnings, so don’t be afraid to take a chance on something new and see where it takes you. With an eye on your future, this is likely to be a good month of luck and progress for you and will likely help to usher you closer to the future you want.
However, this is not a time to be rash. While you may want better for yourself, make sure you look at all aspects of a decision before you make it. Trust us; this will save you a headache later on.
At your job, movement is likely to be a theme for you this month and is likely to help you start pushing more momentum toward your goals. While you’re likely to be working harder, it isn’t likely to feel like work. In fact, you may even find yourself seeking to take on more. Just remember to find your balance first. After that, if you’re feeling up to it, don’t be afraid to take a leap toward something more.
Romantically, things could be changing in your relationship this month, and it could be pushing you headfirst into some personal growth, and that’s okay. Growth is a great thing, Aqua, and it may help you to awaken the best version of yourself in love, which could also help to improve your relationship. As such, if there’s any weakness you’re aware of between you, this may be a good time to focus on them.
For those who are single, new luck could be around you this month if you make your heart available. Keep your eyes open to the smallest of signs, as this may be a good stepping stone towards something truly special.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
For Pisces, January is likely to be a month of alignment for you. If things have felt out of balance in recent months, the current astrological influences are likely to help you find your footing once more. As such, your mindset and perspective may also begin to change, and you may begin to see your life in a new light. If you maintain your balance, you’re likely to find your way to the path ahead easily.
But, if you let yourself get lost in the wave of new energy, you may become uncertain about where you’re going and feel stagnant again. Trust the flow around you and go with it if you want to make the most of the energy of this month.
At your job, steadiness is likely to be the guiding theme at your job this month and is likely to help you accomplish your tasks effortlessly. However, don’t allow yourself to get too caught up in the routine or get too lazy at your job, as challenges could arise later in the month. Keep your focus and keep looking for new ways to improve. This is likely to be a great month to do so.
Romantically, with Venus moving through your sign this month, you’re likely to find your love life falls into alignment more than before. This could have you going through a brief period of transformation at the start of the year that pushes you into some blissful love moving forward.
For those who are single, you’re likely to have better luck as the month progresses, making this an opportune time to act on attracting something new. You may grow closer to someone around you, and this could be a good time to build a stronger connection. All around, it seems like a great time to build something new.
Overall, the month of January is likely to be full of many unique energies that are sure to bring change to our lives. While the beginning of the month may start off slow, things are likely to fall into place as time progresses and make this a great time for rest, rejuvenation, and action. All around, if you shift your perspective and try not to see January as a stagnant period but as a period of planning and renewal, this is sure to be a great month for you.
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