Welcome to the weekly horoscope for all zodiac signs from January 16 – 22, 2023.
We made it to the middle of January, folks, and that’s got to mean something good, right?
If we want to honor the “big stars” of the week, we should shout about the fact that it is this week that Mercury goes direct after a retrograde period that crosses us over to this new year and the welcoming of the Aquarius season, heading our way on the 20th of the month. This week!
While these transits bring us a certain kind of freedom and relief, they are among several other “less-glamorous” transits, and one or two could even be considered… dire. For every step forward we make, we may be tempted to fall behind as our confidence is tested and some of us may not pass that test. However, there is a very specific ‘tone’ in the week that leads to success.
While we may have a great week, work will come around the ‘big’ part. In other words, this week brings us the idea that self-effort is the key to all successful moves.
Nothing falls into our laps, and while it may not be a particularly difficult week, due to transits such as Moon square Venus, Moon square Saturn and Moon opposite Mars, our successes will be paved with lessons hard learned.
We will earn our happiness this week. We will work for our success. It doesn’t come out of the blue, which means we have to do it all ourselves. Not a terrible lesson, though.
Each zodiac sign’s weekly horoscope for January 16 – 22, 2023
(March 21 – April 19)
Nothing moves fast enough for you this week. Being super hyped about positivity and progress, you want to throw yourself headlong into whatever creative project suits you.
What puts you off this week is that even though you have great intentions and plans, no one around you seems to be able to move at the pace you need to move, and this frustrates you. This week is all about you, waiting for other people to catch up. It sounds like Mercury retrograde wants one more round with you.
(April 20 – May 20)
You may be learning a lesson the hard way this week, Taurus, because it seems like you’re getting caught up in something you can’t handle. Maybe you’ve wanted to brag or pretend to be an expert in a field you have no idea about, and what’s going to happen is you’ll be scolded and humiliated.
Well, no one will humiliate you, but you will still be ashamed. It’s humility week, Taurus, and while it may sting, you’ll understand what’s going on.
(May 21 – June 20)
This is a week where you need quiet, concentration and privacy because you feel like your creative juices are flowing and whatever you do will be good.
You get what you need, but the week brings maddening obstacles and interventions you do NOT need. You feel good, artistic and driven; now your only problem is finding a day alone when you can finish what you started.
(June 21 – July 22)
Well, at least someone will be making money this week, Cancer, and congratulations on that. You are diligent and attentive to your work this week. You have something in mind and need to save for it; this week you will experience little inconvenience.
You have your eyes on the prize, which is your hard-earned salary. You won’t be tempted to splurge this week, so the money you save will feel like winning the lottery. Stay on track, and keep it up!
(July 23 – August 22)
You may be asked to prove yourself this week as it seems like you’ve been ‘chosen’ for some project and they still need you to prove yourself. That won’t be a problem for you, Leo, since you already know that you have everything you need and that the job/project/plan is practically meant for you.
And the great thing is that you are right; you get this opportunity and excel. You are the right person, and your display of strength and confidence lets ‘them’ know that they have made a wise choice.
(August 23 – September 22)
This is a week you may remember, Virgo. While the rest of the world is getting back on track and finally feeling ‘ready’ for the New Year, you’re still in the mood to party and set the world on fire.
You feel strong but pushy, and you’re likely to recruit friends along the way; you must be surrounded by people who don’t care about anything this week. You break rules and walk away imperturbably. You are Virgo’s ultimate adversary this week and your presence will make a mark.
(September 23 – October 22)
This week is a little tough for you because you’re about to experience something you don’t appreciate: boredom. Whatever happened to get you to this place is something you don’t understand, but you do know that this isn’t what you want, and it doesn’t look like you’re getting what you want until the week is out .
That means waiting. Waiting, thinking and hoping until the end of the week. There’s nothing to do, Libra. This week doesn’t shine like a diamond; it just pulsates like a clam in a shell. Blegh.
(October 23 – November 21)
It’s all about the decision, Scorpio, and again, you’ll have some major decisions to make throughout the week. What is it with you and the decisions? You always have something you have to sacrifice for something else to shine through.
This week you prefer two items, one of which you can’t have. These ‘items’ may also not be materialistic… this could be people’s choice, and that could be romantic or platonic… or work related. One thing’s for sure, you’ll have to get rid of one if you want the other.
(November 22 – December 21)
This week you made an “executive” decision to walk away from something you considered inferior. You’ve worked hard, Sagittarius, and you’re a super producer – you don’t stop working.
However, you’ve come to recognize that some of the work you’re doing, some of the products you’re putting out… are unnecessary and even a bit boring to make. You need the thrills, and you want them fast. This week you’re letting go of something that could have been successful but could have been more exciting.
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(December 22 – January 19)
Because you are very kind, this week you will try to help someone who apparently needs your help. To do your very best, you will be able to provide the necessary comfort, but your advice to this person will not be correct.
Because you’re not the person advising you, you don’t know what they’re going through, so if you’re giving “one size fits all” advice, understand that something more specific is needed in this case. Nevertheless, you are appreciated for your efforts.
(January 20 – February 18)
Maybe because Aquarius season is just getting started, you feel like it’s a good time to buy something fun and… irresponsible.
You want to throw all caution overboard and do what you’ve always wanted: take a chance on something that everyone advises against. That’s so perfect for you, Aquarius, that you don’t care what others want from you. It’s almost your birthday, and in your world every day is a celebration of your birth.
(February 19 – March 20)
Your hands are tied this week, Pisces. If you thought you could manipulate something to happen, it seems there are other factors at play that are meant to get in your way.
You cannot go on because you are obliged to stay where you are. You fear that your inability to move will become your new lifestyle; this makes you furious. You constantly need refreshment, and it seems that during this week you get stuck.
Ruby Miranda interprets I Ching, Tarot, Runes and Astrology. She gives private readings and has been working as an intuitive reader for over 20 years.