There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the sea of life.

- Varaha Mihira
Aries

Aries

21 March – 19 April

Thanks to the new Moon, January brings a renewed sense of optimism and direction. Rams procrastinating over a professional change can now step up to the plate with gusto! What was once holding you back blends into the background as you become clearer on your goals over the first two weeks of the month. Unemployed? A successful application has your name on it, Aries. If you’re a stay-at-home parent, student or run your own business, expect a new lease on life. It’s your mindset that counts most, so surround yourself with people and experiences that you want to take with you on this brand new chapter. From January 14th, Mercury’s retrograde through your friendship zone sees a bestie fall away. And that’s okay. Let her go with love. Money matters demand flexibility under changing circumstances.

Aries

Taurus

20 April – 20 May

For the first time in many years, the karmic North Node enters your sign, Taurus. This lunar move shines a spotlight on your path forward, bringing up questions about where you’re headed and who’s coming with you. Know that you have plenty of time and that the entire story won’t be revealed anytime soon. For you, this is about the journey rather than the destination. Use your cosmic superpowers – endurance and thoroughness – to your advantage, and don’t make any rash decisions. Venus encourages you to upskill, study or broaden your horizons. Bon voyage, dear Taurus, because travel is on the cards in January. Remember that experiencing different countries and cultures enriches your mind and nourishes your soul. Venus may empty your pockets, but you don’t really care. Make “life is to be lived to the fullest” this month’s motto.

Gemini

Gemini

21 May – 20 June

Money matters take top priority when the full Moon highlights your financial zone. But rather than counting your pennies, think carefully about your values. January sees you negotiating your paycheck or self-worth, which are often inextricably linked. Make sure you’re not settling for less than you deserve, Gemini. That goes for your bank balance and the value others place on what you bring to the table, either professionally or personally. Bring your head and heart together to make a decision. Because this month, one can’t function at its best without the other. On January 14th, Mercury steps back through your travel zone. Physical rest is welcomed, but a mental break to restore your mojo is more important than that. But be warned; Mercury’s rewind has a notorious reputation for messing with your plans. Double-check your luggage, itinerary and all your bookings before setting foot outside your door.

Cancer

Cancer

21 June – 22 July

January’s full Moon in your sign brings an awakening, as you become privy to knowledge or information that changes your perspective on an important matter. Welcome what you learn because it could be a game-changer that steers you in a new and improved direction. Chances are, your relationship with someone special or an influential person will play a pivotal role in this shift. And after you’ve picked yourself up off the floor, you can thank them for helping you see the light. Professional Crabs network like boss babes in January. Hustle hard, believe in your skills and don’t take no for an answer! By mid-month, your social circle is up for a grand review. Change is inevitable, so don’t fight it. The less you struggle, the easier it will be. As the sentimental softie you are, remember that you deserve the same loyalty and care from your besties as you generously give.

 

Leo

Leo

23 July – 22 August

A major cosmic shift occurs in your work sector, bringing a reassessment of your wants and needs. After years of serving in an unfulfilling job, some Lionesses gladly throw in the towel to seek greener professional pastures. It’s scary to step outside of your comfort zone, but if you do, the universe will reward your bravery by filling your pockets as well as your heart. Still, your stars are slow to move on this, so make sure you’ve dotted your I’s and crossed your T’s before telling your boss exactly what you think! This month, setting new career wheels in motion may be enough. Have you burnt the candle at both ends? Feeling lacklustre? By month’s end, Venus brings back your inner glow. You’ll be inspired to be the best you can be in terms of your health, fitness and attractiveness.

Virgo

Virgo

23 August – 22 September

Thanks to Mars’ clash with Neptune, a relative’s fragile ego causes a bump in January’s road. You’ll try to tiptoe around it, but you may not be able to keep your thoughts to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up, Virgo. Say what you must but be prepared for a scathing rebuttal. A parent may need some extra TLC, which takes up precious time in your already busy schedule. Lend your ear or a helping hand with a smile, so they don’t feel guilty for putting you out. A bestie may not be everything she seems when this month’s full Moon illuminates your friendship sphere. La Luna begs you to trust your gut on this one rather than waiting for concrete confirmation – cut your losses and run! The month ends on a high note when Venus ends her retrograde in your love zone. Couples welcome renewed affection and respect, while singles have many romantic options laid at their feet. How lovely!

Libra

Libra

23 September – 22 October

Address a niggling health issue as soon as the new year kicks off. Now is the time to book your regular check-ups and dental maintenance, especially if you’ve allowed your usual wellness routine to slip. Jupiter’s alignment with the Moon’s Node can be blamed for excessive indulgences, making you more prone to snacking on sweets, overeating or that extra glass of vino. But, you can ration your treats without cutting them out altogether. January’s stars restore a healthy balance to your lifestyle, provided you’re willing to implement some self-discipline 101. This month’s full Moon brings a career boost or change in direction. Decide what you want and then set the wheels in motion without delay. You’re as capable as any of your competitors, so don’t allow a confidence lull to be your undoing.

Scorpio

Scorpio

23 October – 21 November

If you’re renovating, Mercury’s retrograde could stop progress. Although frustrating, the delay gives you a chance to review your vision. Are your plans still in alignment with what you hope to achieve? If not, it’s better to start over now than regret the final result. Be a step ahead of the trickster planet by doubling down on a family matter before it gets out of hand. Address a problem or a misunderstanding as soon as it arises rather than sweeping it under the rug, hoping it will miraculously resolve itself. Mars causes a war of words between you and a bestie. But you’re not to blame, Scorpio, so don’t throw yourself under the bus. Face the situation squarely, and eventually, your friend will see your side of things. The end of the month sees you learning new tricks as you absorb important information or data.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

22 November – 21 December

The Moon’s Node makes its last hoorah in your relationship zone this new year. Some Archers celebrate getting through a tough time, making it through a testing love patch. While other couples decide to call it a day. Please know that there’s no shame in a failed relationship and that in time, greener pastures await. Happy partnerships take on a mortgage, get engaged or consolidate their commitment in a meaningful way. If you’ve been battling it out in a courtroom, January’s stars tie up legal loose ends, which comes as a welcome relief. Nevertheless, Mercury’s mid-month retrograde could see you shifting through a pile of confusing documentation. Avoid signing anything you don’t completely understand. If you need clarification, just ask. Twice if necessary

Capricorn

Capricorn

22 December – 19 January

2022 commences on an optimistic note, emphasising new beginnings. Not only is it a new calendar year, but January’s new Moon is in your sign, Capricorn. This cosmic double-whammy of fresh starts means that it’s time to sow your seeds of intention. What do you want to see come to fruition over the upcoming twelve months? Get crystal clear on your goals by planing a step-by-step guide to get you to where you want to go. This isn’t the time to sit back and hope things will miraculously fall into place. Sure, they might. But wouldn’t you rather steer your life in your desired direction? Money may be a bit tight, no thanks to Mercury’s retrograde. Still, although you shouldn’t splurge this month, it is an excellent time to save your pennies for a rainy day. Month’s end sees you breathing a sigh of relief as Venus flows forward in your sign. That’s when love and finances are granted a cosmic stroke of luck.

Aquarius

Aquarius

20 January – 18 February

Happy solar return, darling Aquarius! On January 20th, the Sun enters your sign, defrosting the stress and tension of months gone by. Two weeks before your birthday is the perfect time to map out your manifestations. Ask yourself, “what do I want most in 2022?” Self-confidence counts for half of what you need to succeed, and the other half is skill. Yes, you need both to go all the way, but big plans take time to conquer. Rather than being discouraged, educate yourself on what you need to know. Mercury rewinds through your sign from mid-month, causing a technical mishap via social media, email or text. Back up your computer to the cloud and protect sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands by preparing for the worst. Refreshing passwords and turning on two-factor authentication gets you through Mercury’s retrograde with your peace of mind intact.

Pisces

Pisces

19 February – 20 March

La Luna turns your attention to amore, reminding you that love isn’t always of the romantic type. There’s platonic love too, but the most vital is the love for oneself. You might think you’ve got that covered, but the cosmos asks you to look again. Are you always acting in your own best interests? That means getting enough sleep, nourishing your body and thinking good thoughts. Do you say “no” to things you don’t want to do or go along with plans that don’t suit you to keep others happy? As these questions ruminate through your mind, decide to have your own back more often in 2022. Sure, you’ll fall short sometimes. But at least you’ll be working towards becoming more self-assured and self-loving – and that’s a new year’s resolution to celebrate! If you’re single, Venus elevates a friendship to romance status. And couples that play together stay together in January.