Your Weekly Horoscope for January 2, 2022

Here's what the first week of the month — featuring a thrilling new moon — will bring every sign.

January 2 Weekly Horoscope
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Whether you're still fired up from that New Year's Eve living room rager or fairly exhausted and dragging as we move into a new year, 2022 kicks off with several sweet aspects that invite you to get more social and productive right off the bat.

On Sunday, January 2, the new moon in Capricorn sets an industrious, ambitious tone that's perfect for setting powerful intentions — including those that just recently occurred to you out of the blue. And the same day, messenger Mercury strides into humanitarian fixed air sign Aquarius, shifting the general tone of communication and thinking to more collaborative, quirky, and occasionally contrarian. (Note: Because this is the sign Mercury will go retrograde in come January 14, and we're already in the shadow period of the retrograde, you may already begin to feel the glitchiness this week.)

On Wednesday, January 5, sweet Venus, still retrograde in goal-oriented Capricorn, forms a friendly sextile to dreamy Neptune in Pisces, stimulating creativity and a dreamy, ethereal vibe in relationships. And heading into the weekend, on Friday, January 7, the confident sun will conjunct Venus, helping you feel more self-assured around relationships, beauty, and money matters.

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 starting January 2, 2022. (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 2, 2022

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Career 💼

From Sunday, January 2 to Friday, January 14, messenger Mercury will move forward in your eleventh house of networking, offering up a more social, collaborative vibe. If you've been musing about initiating or joining a team project, this can be an exciting time to dive in. Just be sure to get the ball rolling as best you can ahead of Mercury's retrograde on the 14th. Also around the 2nd, you'll feel the vibes of the new moon hitting your tenth house of career. This can be an exciting moment to get clear on what you want to achieve professionally, then take even one initial, fulfilling step in that direction, whether that means brushing up your resume or thinking through a future convo with a higher-up. (See: The Power of Setting Intentions — and How to Do It Correctly)

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Your weekly highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Career 💼

Capricorn season sets off lots of action in your ninth house of adventure and higher learning, and around Sunday, January 2, a new moon there will have you feeling uncharacteristically driven to get out of your comfort zone. You've been a bit restless, itching to have a thrilling, horizon-broadening experience. Lean into this impulse, and check in with your intuition to get a sense of how you can best fulfill your desires. And from the same day until Friday, January 14, messenger Mercury will be in your tenth house of career, making it even easier for you to present your long-term goals and step into the spotlight on the job. Consider researching and giving a presentation or having a crucial convo with a higher-up ahead of the communication planet's retrograde on the 14th.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Your weekly highlights: Money 🤑 and Wellness 🍏

You'll be thinking about how you might be able to join forces financially with a friend or business partner or deepen your commitment in a romantic relationship around January 2, when the new moon falls in your eighth house of emotional bonds and joint resources. Having a heart-to-heart or talking through the specifics now can lay the groundwork for moving in a fulfilling direction. The same day, your ruler, messenger Mercury shifts into your ninth house of higher learning, stimulating your desire to pick up new skills (maybe by trying a new mind-body practice or researching a wellness retreat). But with a Mercury retrograde right around the corner — hitting on Friday, January 14 — you could find it's easier to stick to improving existing routines and making down-the-road plans versus attempting to build momentum now.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Love ❤️

Around Sunday, January 2, the new moon falls in your seventh house of partnership, forming an electrifying trine to game-changer Uranus in your eleventh house of networking. You could gain clarity on a team project or new job you've been thinking of taking. Check in with a former colleague or dear friend to talk through the specifics, and you'll be planting seeds you want to see come to fruition. On Saturday, January 8, the vitality-bringing sun pairs up with sweet Venus in your seventh house of partnership, amplifying your confidence in one-on-one projects and relationships. If you're single, you'll feel more empowered, centered, and self-assured while swiping or dating. And if you're attached, you'll feel like you and your S.O. are starting to make thrilling, noticeable progress on a shared aspiration.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Your weekly highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Relationships 💕

From taking extra special care of your overall well-being to loading up on daily to-dos, Cap season — during which the vitality-bringing sun, your ruler, moves through your sixth house of wellness and daily routine. And around Sunday, January 2, when the new moon falls there, you'll be feeling more clear and confident on a path forward that'll allow you to streamline your overwhelming schedule, be efficient, and feel more centered. Once you start setting boundaries, you'll feel even more assured that, yes, you absolutely are doing enough to get the results you've been striving for. The same day, messenger Mercury moves into your seventh house of partnership where it'll remain until Friday, January 14, supporting your ability to articulate your needs and land on compromises with your closest connections. If you can, you'll want to initiate crucial conversations or kick off new projects before the communication planet retrograde begins on the 14th.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Your weekly highlights: Love ❤️ and Wellness 🍏

You've been holding a particular vision for your love or creative life in mind for a while now, and you'll have an opportunity to set an empowering, related intention around Sunday, January 2 when the new moon falls in your fifth house of self-expression and romance. The more you can trust in your ability to manifest even your wildest daydream now, the more likely you'll enjoy satisfying results from the rituals and inner work you do now. The same day, your ruler, messenger Mercury, moves into your sixth house of daily routine and wellness, giving you the green light to reorganize your everyday hustle, which includes your fitness plan. You're always striving for more balance, and this transit will offer you multiple ops to analyze and zhush your schedule so that you're feeling less overwhelmed, more on track, and prepared to bring in well-deserved results.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Your weekly highlights: Love ❤️ and Creativity 🎨

On Sunday, January 2, the communication planet, messenger Mercury, will move into your fifth house of romance, inspiring you to express yourself in a way that's even more flirtatious, playful, and fun-loving. Now's the time to open up to your S.O. about a heart-pounding fantasy you can't stop thinking about or initiate that heartfelt conversation with a potential partner. Just know that your focus could turn to tying up loose ends on existing matters in this area of life once Mercury is retrograde there from Friday, January 14 to Thursday, February 3. And when your ruler, sweet Venus, in your fourth house of home life forms a friendly sextile to dreamy Neptune in your sixth house of daily routine on Wednesday, January 5, you can pour a burst of imaginative energy into solving everyday challenges that've been popping up at home or on the job.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Wellness 🍏

Around January 2, when the new moon falls in your third house of communication, forming a harmonizing trine to game-changer Uranus in your seventh house of partnership, you'll be inspired to kick off a crucial conversation with your sweetheart, business partner, or dear friend. Together, you can dream up a winning game plan for the future — and begin to move confidently, as a team, in that direction. The same day, messenger Mercury lands in your fourth house of home life, where it'll move forward until Friday, January 14, amplifying your homebody tendencies and turning your attention to your inner life. Whether you find yourself going deeper in therapy or drawn to morning meditation, caring for your mental and emotional wellness now can go far to supporting your goals overall.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Your weekly highlights: Money 🤑 and Wellness 🍏

You could be virtually swimming in promising ideas for bringing your skills to the table in a new way and amplifying your earning potential around Sunday, January 2 when the new moon falls in your second house of income. Because the moon forms a harmonizing trine to game-changer Uranus in your sixth house of daily routine, you'll want to consider how any of these bold new money moves could positively affect your everyday schedule and ultimately benefit not only your finances but your mind-body wellness. And from the same day until Friday, January 14, Mercury moves forward in your third house of communication, cranking up the volume on your social life. You'll love it but also run the risk of burnout. Scheduling intermittent downtime — maybe even some restorative yoga — can keep your energy and mood up. (See: The 7 Types of Rest You Need In Your Life)

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Your weekly highlights: Career 💼 and Personal Growth 💡

Your annual new moon hits on Sunday, January 2, presenting you with a sweet opportunity to zero in on a big picture goal, then design a workable strategy for achieving everything you've been dreaming about for a while now. You're more than prepared to do the work to get to the finish line. But instead of thinking so many steps ahead now, all you need to do is focus merely on what you want the outcome to be and trust in your ability to get there. And around Saturday, January 8, when the vitality-bringing sun pairs up with Venus in your sign, your confidence could soar, allowing you to present your wants — whether professional or romantic — in a way that feels uniquely your own. It's likely everyone from coworkers to potential partners won't help but be impressed and attracted to your energy. (See: How to Crush Your Goals, Based On Your Sign)

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Wellness 🍏

Thanks to messenger Mercury moving into your sign on Sunday, January 2, you'll find it more effortless to express yourself. If you've been considering initiating a crucial conversation with a loved one, friend, or S.O., trust that speaking from the heart will result in bolstered mutual understanding. It bears noting, however, that the communication planet will slow down and go retrograde on Friday, January 14, nudging you to tie up loose ends so that you can later make significant progress on long-term passion projects. The new moon in your twelfth house of spirituality also falls on Sunday, so expect to have more vivid dreams and a sharper sense of intuition, either of which could inform how you can best prepare for your season next month.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Your weekly highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Relationships 💕

Around Sunday, January 2, the new moon falls in your eleventh house of networking, forming a harmonizing trine to game-changer Uranus in your third house of communication, potentially stimulating exciting brainstorms with colleagues or friends. If you make a point to pitch ideas you've been mulling over or trade notes on how you can better tackle shared goals, this electrifying moment could give way to exhilarating, collaborative action plans. And the same day, communicator Mercury moves into your twelfth house of spirituality, where it'll move forward until Friday, January 14, turning your attention, thinking, and self-expression to a more internal place. This moment was made for meditation, therapy, journaling, or any other practice that feels soothing and productive for your mental and emotional health.

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