Happy New Year!
We’re starting the new calendar year with Mercury in retrograde.
But what does this mean? When Mercury is in retrograde, it can affect our energy levels and motivations, which isn’t what we really want at the beginning of the year.
What’s more Venus and porto will be pushing us to get deeper with others.
Find out how this could be affecting your sign, and what else you could expect from your day ahead.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You’ve been waiting for this day for weeks now, Aries! It’s likely that you’ve been looking forward to a fresh slate and a new start. Although it’s just another day, there’s something very symbolic about the beginning of another year.
Be intentional today, Aries, and embrace this new start by getting clear on some of your goals. Ask yourself: what do I want 2023 to bring? What is my ultimate goal for the year?
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You’re so dedicated to the things you love, Taurus, and it’s time to double down on these passions! Start 2023 like you mean to go on – with a commitment to the things that you really care about. Simply put, it’s time to draw a line under doing things that don’t light you up.
In other words, if things aren’t a ‘hell yes’ then they’re not worth your time! What’s more, every time you say ‘no’ to something you’re not totally in love with, you create the space to say ‘yes’ to something that you care about.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, make a pact with yourself to bring in balance this year when it comes to being sociable and sitting in solitude. Although you derive a lot of energy and inspiration from other people, it’s also necessary that you spend good quality with… yourself!
Make space in your calendar to actually spend time alone. You could go as far as setting a series of calendar reminders that force you to get in the habit of blocking out time just for you. It might feel weird at first, but it will help you get in the habit.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
It’s time to start trusting your intuition more this year, Cancer! You have good ideas and you know which direction you should be going in. Pull back from the need to ask others what it is you should be doing; truth is, only you know!
You see, every time you ask someone else what you should do, you signal to the Universe that you don’t have a handle on things and you give away your power.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo, you’ll learn a lot from others by taking a back seat in conversations today. It’s likely that you’re someone who finds yourself talking more than you listen (and people always want to hear from you as you have so many exciting stories!), but just try it.
Odds are, you’ll come away with a new perspective on something or learn something unexpected.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You may be feeling like you want more like-minded people around yourself, Virgo, as you move into this next phase of your life. It’s natural to outgrow people and to want to cultivate new relationships!
If you’re feeling like this, start thinking abut the ways in which you can align with the people you want around you. Maybe this means joining a specific class in a hobby you love or signing up for a course.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, this is your year of self-love! Simply put, it’s time to bring in more love and care for yourself. Now, what self-love looks like for you will be unique to you. The key thing to note is that self-love starts the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep.
It includes how you speak to yourself, how to carve out time for yourself, and the habits and behaviors you repeat.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Despite how ambitious you are, you might find it hard to get started with projects outside of work, Scorpio. Don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself feeling like this. You see, you might be feeling overwhelmed about how much you still need to do to get to your goal.
But just break your goal down into smaller chunks so it feels manageable. You can do this by setting aside small windows each and every day that are dedicated to your passion project so you can keep on track with it!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Adventure is on the menu for you this year, Sagittarius! There’s no limit for how much adventure you can have… It’s up to you to determine exactly how much fun and exploration you focus on bringing in.
What’s more, you can bring in these feelings to the every day through the small things you do. Adventure doesn’t just mean sky diving every day; it could be trying something new that pushes you out of your comfort zone a little!
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Sure, you’re a practical thinker, Capricorn…But allow yourself to stay open to fantasy and the unexpected happening this year! While making plans are necessary, sometimes we can lose out on the magic of life if we cling too tightly to the way things are supposed to be.
In other words, stay flexible and open in your thinking as we move into 2023.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Now is the time to explore your intellectual potential, Aquarius! Be honest and ask yourself whether you’ve been operating at your full capacity and feeling fulfilled by what you’ve been putting out in the world.
If not, remember that the power is in your hands and it’s up to you to do something about it!
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
If you’ve been feeling a pull to explore your creative potential, now is the time to act upon this urge! Once you put your mind to something creative, you’ll find that you’re so much more talented than you thought possible.
As if that’s not enough, creativity is a process and it teaches you patience, too!