It's true: Your zodiac sign plays a part in how you can live your best life, from which sex position you should try to identifying your dream career goals. Romper partnered with astrologer Maressa Brown to share how every sign can put the current astrological aspects to work and enjoy even more happiness, wellness, and love every week. Here's your weekly horoscope for January 2-8.
Happy 2017! Although you may be itching to set those resolutions and get down to business, the astrological outlook is such that we're all getting a bit of a slow start to the new year. That's because Mercury is still retrograde, urging us to look backward and reflect and revise before we're fully prepared to move forward. Thankfully, Mercury's direct turn on Sunday makes it easier to do just that. But first, on Wednesday, the planet of communication moves from hardworking Capricorn back into fun-loving and free-spirited Sagittarius, which may make it a bit tougher to get down to brass tacks.
In matters of love, we should all get a sweet boost, thanks to the planet of romance and beauty Venus moving into dreamy, artistic Pisces on Tuesday, where it remains until February 3. Expect your love life to get infused with a burst of creativity and escapism — which is particularly well-deserved for you, mama.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You may find yourself feeling a bit more sensitive than usual and craving more solo time while the planet of love, Venus, is in your twelfth house of spirituality from Tuesday to February 3. Do your best to express this in a straight-forward way to your partner or closest loved ones, and chances are they'll be more than willing to help you out by pitching in with the kids' bedtime prep so you can take a bath. You deserve the break!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
An emotional issue that you thought you had laid to rest might pop back up around Wednesday when Mercury, which is retrograde until Sunday, moves back into your eighth house of sexual intimacy and shared resources. While you might prefer to brush it under the rug, so you can focus on all of your current to-dos (painting the nursery, playing ref with your big kid and his or her playdate, diving back into work after vacay, etc.), you'll do well to tackle it head-on. Tying up this loose end makes it even easier to move forward now.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
If you've been debating whether or not you want to take that side hustle (maybe you've been designing clothes for your kids, or producing YouTube videos starring the family pet), you'll get a burst of artistic energy that you should definitely put toward your career while the planet of creativity Venus is in your tenth house of professional advancement from Tuesday until February 3. The more willing you are to go after your dreams, the sweeter the upshot!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
On Wednesday, Mercury, which is still retrograde, moves back into your sixth house of daily routine. So you could become super stressed out if your child care plans fall apart, an important trip is postponed, or you struggle to hit an important deadline. This will be aggravating for sure, but try to see it as an opportunity to get down in the weeds of any chronic time or stress management issues before you forge ahead in the new year. Contending with these choppy waves now makes for smoother sailing ahead.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You might find it tough to speak the same language as your partner and kids around Wednesday, when Mercury, which is currently retrograde, moves back into your fifth house of romance and fun. You want one thing (a fun family outing), they want another (another hour of Paw Patrol and PB&J for dinner—again), and you're just left feeling aggravated and burned out. Deep breaths, mama. On Sunday, the communication planet finally moves forward, and you'll get on the same page, you know, more or less.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Maybe you've been craving more sexy time with your partner — or, if you're a single mom, you've been thinking about downloading Bumble or going on OKCupid. Either way, you'll gain a very clear idea of how to best fulfill your desires around Saturday, when the confident sun and transformative Pluto pair up in your fifth house of romance. Now's the time to tune into your intuition — and trust what it's telling you. You've got this.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You'll have a few pragmatic resolutions you'll want to tackle right off the bat (like that yoga challenge with your friends from the local Mommy and Me group), and you can do whatever you set your mind to, especially while artistic Venus is in your sixth house of wellness and daily routine from Tuesday to February 3. The key will be thinking up creative ways to squeeze it all in (what's new, right?), like building a meditation session into your bedtime routine. Do what feels right, and you'll be right on track.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Keep your eyes peeled for any glitches with your paycheck, bills, or other money matters around Wednesday when Mercury, which is currently retrograde, moves back into your second house of income. You may have to show your receipts, write an email, or make a phone call or two to straighten it all out, and you'll be left feeling stressed out and annoyed. Deep breathing or taking a refreshing walk with your L.O. helps you regain your sense of calm. Take heart: On Sunday, Mercury finally goes direct — woo-hoo!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You might want to spend time close to home with your L.O. and partner while romantic Venus is in your fourth house of home life from Tuesday until February 3. Go for it. The energy now allows you to bolster bonds with loved ones, whether you're baking together or redecorating the nursery. Chill and enjoy!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You may have already set your resolutions, but you'll get a burst of inspiration and clarity around a long-term personal goal (like seeking training for a new career path or trying for baby #2) around Saturday, when the confident sun and transformative Pluto pair up in your sign. Make a special note of this epiphany — either on a vision board or in a journal — and map out how you want to make your dream a reality. The time is now!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
If you've been tinkering around with an artistic endeavor that you'd love to see increase your cash flow, there's no better time to go for it than while creative Venus is in your second house of income from Tuesday to February 3. Bounce ideas off of loved ones, and see if your partner can help out with the morning routine, so you can devote a little more time every day to your project. Your dedication and imaginative drive will pay off.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You might feel more magnetic and a whimsical, romantic energy will sweep through your life while the planet of love Venus is in your sign from Tuesday to February 3. Take advantage by making sure the sitter is booked, so you can finally have that overnight date with your partner. Even in the middle of a mundane task like grocery shopping, you can heighten anticipation by describing your vivid fantasies via sext. An extra layer of self-confidence now makes you even more irresistible than usual.