Your Weekly Horoscope for January 16, 2022

You can expect all the feels this week, thanks to a full moon in emotional Cancer. Here's what every sign can expect.

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With both Venus and Mercury now retrograde nudging you to slow down and turn your attention inward, you'd be well within your right to keep this week low-key. But with a full moon and the kickoff of Aquarius season, emotional drama and change are in the air.

On Sunday, January 16, the confident sun pairs up with powerful Pluto in Capricorn to boost your ability to stand in your sense of self, potentially even in the face of manipulative behavior from others.

The next day, Monday, January 17, the full moon falls in sentimental cardinal water sign Cancer, requiring you to work through intense feelings, perhaps some that have been bubbling under the surface for a while now — perhaps since July — or others that are coming up as a result of this retrograde season.

On Tuesday, January 18, Uranus, the planet of change and rebellion, ends its five-month retrograde, in Taurus, which could help you begin to gain traction on big changes you've been meditating on since mid-August.

The confident sun then moves into the fixed-air sign Aquarius on Wednesday, January 19. Until February 18, you could be focusing more than usual on your platonic and professional connections as well as how you can amplify your focus on humanitarian efforts. (See: Eco-Anxiety Is Real — Here's How to Cope)

Want to know more about how you can personally take advantage of this week's astrological highlights? Read on for your sign's weekly horoscope. (Pro tip: Be sure to read your rising sign/ascendant, aka your social personality, if you know that, too. If not, consider getting a natal chart reading to find out.)

Every Sign's Weekly Horoscope for January 16, 2022

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Your weekly highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Relationships 💕

Around Monday, January 17, when the full moon lands in your fourth house of home life, you'll be feeling compelled to create even more space between your work and personal lives. Meditating on how you can best maintain boundaries between the two moving forward can boost a feeling of centeredness that benefits all your goals. And from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, the vitality-bringing sun moves through your eleventh house of networking, stepping up your focus on group projects and friendship. You could find that doing your part to contribute to a team goal is especially satisfying now.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Your weekly highlights: Love ❤️ and Career 💼

Around January 17, when the full moon falls in your third house of communication, it could be time to take a step back from your daily hustle and have an important heart-to-heart with a dear friend, your S.O., or a loved one about deep-rooted feelings you've been brushing under the rug until now. Being vulnerable might be a bit challenging at first, but it'll be well worth the relief of saying what you need to say. And while the confident sun moves through your tenth house of career from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, you'll be fired up to step into the spotlight on the job, perhaps stepping into a more senior role or getting credit for your hard work on an impressive project.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Your weekly highlights: Career 💼 and Personal Growth 💡

Around Monday, January 17, when the full moon falls in your second house of income, you'll be meditating on how you bring your skills to the table and are being valued — or not — by higher-ups. If it feels like you've just been spinning your wheels for some time now, it makes sense to be frustrated. Work through those emotions, then get clear on what you want from the future. While the confident sun moves through your ninth house of adventure from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, you'll want to get out of your comfort zone however possible, whether that's jumping on a flight to a faraway destination or signing up for mentoring sessions that could lead to a career leap.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Your weekly highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Sex 🔥

Around Monday, January 17, the full moon in your sign can nudge you to swim in your deepest feelings even more than usual. Expect an uptick in sentimentality and the intensity of your desires. Overwhelming? Yes, potentially, but you'll also have a powerful opportunity to lean on your S.O. or a close friend and to channel your emotions into planning a horizon-broadening experience such as a future adventurous trip. And while the sun moves through your eighth house of emotional bonds from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, you'll be craving, not just physical but a deeply emotional, transformative connection with your current or a new partner. The more open you can be about what's in your heart, the steamier your sex life will get. (Related: How to Build Intimacy with Your Partner)

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Your weekly highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Relationships 💕

Around Monday, January 17, when the full moon lights up your twelfth house of spirituality, your intuition could feel especially loud and your dreams are particularly vivid. Tune in and explore what both have to offer in the way of insight into current stressors. This could be an amazing opportunity to go deeper in therapy or another form of self-work. And while the sun moves through your seventh house of partnership from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, you'll be pouring more energy into all your one-on-one bonds and undertakings. Communication may be compromised by Mercury retrograde until February 3, but it'll be more important than ever to hold in mind as you work toward shared goals.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Wellness 🍏

Around Monday, January 17, when the full moon falls in your eleventh house of networking, you'll be in feelings that are coming up for you around a group project and your professional and platonic bonds. Although your default mode is to say "yes" and show up for just about anyone who asks, you may be realizing it's best to streamline your efforts and consider which collaborations truly reflect your long-term wishes. And from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, the bold sun in your sixth house of wellness can light the path to zeroing in on the day-to-day to-dos and fitness routines that offer the most benefit.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Your weekly highlights: Career 💼 and Sex 🔥

Around January 17, when the full moon lights up your tenth house of career, you'll realize just how crucial it is for you to set boundaries at home and at work so that you can get where you want to go professionally. And as you begin to feel more centered and accomplished, you'll be inspired to dream even bigger moving forward. Once the vitality-boosting sun moves through your fifth house from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, you'll feel more confident saying what you want in the bedroom. Being more direct and playful can lead to feeling truly seen — not to mention sparks flying with a current or potential partner. Heads-up: This can be one of the sexiest seasons of the year for you. (Related: What Is Relationship Anarchy and Is It for You?)

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Your weekly highlights: Sex 🔥 and Love ❤️

Around January 17, when the full moon lights up your ninth house of adventure, you may actually be over your go-to routine between the sheets, whether in terms of partnered or solo sex. Exploring the why behind this, then being open to taking a leap of faith to try something new could prove even more fulfilling than you imagined. Then, while the sun moves through your fourth house of home life from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, you'll be focused on nesting and prioritizing more coziness with your S.O. or loved ones. Putting work aside to tend to your inner life might initially feel like you're slacking, but consider how much more productive you'll be if you take the time to rest and restore. (Related: Working-from-Home Tips to Curb Anxiety and Stay Productive)

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Your weekly highlights: Sex 🔥 and Relationships 💕

Around Monday, January 17, when the full moon lights up your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy, you'll be meditating on what makes you feel the most comfortable and centered in your most intimate relationship — present or future. Though getting vulnerable can feel intimidating, you'll be realizing that the more you do it, the easier it'll be to connect with someone that's both spiritually satisfying and in turn, physically fulfilling. And the sun's journey through your third house of communication from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18 should make for a super-packed schedule full of social commitments and opportunities to connect with a wider circle of friends and colleagues.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Money 🤑

And around Monday, January 17, when the full moon falls in your seventh house of partnership, you'll be reflecting on how you've been showing up in your closest one-on-one bonds and which relationships might require a bit more reciprocity. Because your intuition will be especially fired-up now, make sure you tune into your inner voice as you figure out the next best steps. While the confident sun moves through your second house of income from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, you'll feel more self-assured when it comes to your moneymaking plans. Pitch that passion project or research that dream side hustle now. (Related: How to Deal with a One-Sided Friendship)

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Your weekly highlights: Wellness 🍏 and Personal Growth 💡

Around Monday, January 17, when the full moon lights up your sixth house of wellness, you could be feeling a bit sluggish and in need of a reset physically, emotionally, and mentally. Even if you can't take off on a tropical vacay, you can set boundaries and care for yourself in a way that puts your well-being first. You're realizing that doing this on a regular basis will lead to feeling more vital. Then, your season kicks off on Wednesday, January 19, and as the daring sun moves through your sign until Friday, February 18, you'll be feeling more prepared to make moves that could lead to progress on big picture goals. If it takes a while to build momentum — thanks to not one but two retrogrades — hold in mind that tying up loose ends can be just as productive as plowing ahead on new biz. (Related: Your Guilt-Free Guide to Taking a Mental Health Day)

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Your weekly highlights: Creativity 🎨 and Personal Growth 💡

Around January 17, when the full moon falls in your fifth house of romance, you'll want to hit pause on work to make more room for pleasure and self-expression. You deserve to pour your energy into your heart's desires — whether that's swiping on and flirting with a new app match or experimenting in the bedroom with your S.O. Then, while the confident sun is in your twelfth house of spirituality from Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, February 18, your imagination will be even more active than usual, fueling vivid dreams and intriguing meditation sessions. Unpacking whatever's coming up for you could offer valuable insights into relationships.

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