Horoscopes: Dec. 31, 2021 – Jan. 4, 2022

Illustration by Ash Cheshire

Aries: This is a good week for selecting new goals. Even without the logistics, the first step is the vision. Take initiative. In romance, Venus in Capricorn advises you to choose what looks good on paper and then learn to love. Follow the facts. Record your results. It’s time to try something different.

Taurus: Jupiter in your friendship sector has you feeling energized and interested in getting to know people. You are finding creative ways to get connected and trying out new styles of self expression. Benefits come from who you know this week. In your inner life you may be hesitant to address problems or concerns. Keep it real with yourself and take action when you are called to.

Gemini: Nothing feels straightforward this week. You are stuck in dreamland, memories and the present day seem to intermingle and disrupt one another. There is an air of confusion around love, life, and relationships. It’s best just to let things be as they are for now. Jupiter in Pisces brings out your most understanding and compassionate self. 

Cancer: Uranus in your social sector long term (until 2026) means that you are now beginning to experience subtle and gradual changes to your social life. You approach your relationships definitely these days, you want more commitment and shared goals. In the past you have been more detached and unwilling to share. You liked the feeling that things were easily undone, and while casual can be good, it had you feeling like no one truly knew you. Let someone special of your choosing get to know you a little better. 

Leo: Jupiter in your intimacy sector brings exciting spice to your private life. Relationships become more trusting and gratifying. Expect to learn new things about your friends, lovers, and partners. This is a strong week for diving into your subconscious, learning about yourself, and uncovering hidden feelings as well. 

Virgo: This week you may find that you don’t have the usual patience you have for the more abrasive characters in your day to day life. It’s ok to take a break from playing the peacekeeper all the time. You are usually understanding to a fault. Putting yourself on the backburner leads to mounting frustration over time.

Libra: This week you reach clarity on a complicated issue that has been at a standstill. It’s a good time for sleuthing and getting to the bottom of things. However, beware of becoming obsessive and reading too far into things. Mercury in Aquarius has you hungry for all kinds of information. It can make our thought process intense, yet scattered. 

Scorpio: Jupiter, the planet of expanse and possibility, enters your joy sector. Through this transit, life becomes softer, smoother, and some of the sting of reality is subdued. Creative pursuits, enjoyment of the arts, leisure activities and romance are favored at this time. Mercury in Aquarius brings you a wealth of understanding and objectivity. The new moon on the 2nd realigns you with your goals. 

Sagittarius: Jupiter in Pisces brings peaceful energy as we ring in the new year. Its goal is one of compassion and understanding. You have an open mind and heart this week and can provide great comfort to others through listening and sharing. You crave genuine interactions and enlightening experiences.

Capricorn: Mercury in Aquarius this week has you craving knowledge; you seek to learn more about things that interest you, and new topics are likely to pique your curiosity as well. Venus retrograde in your sign has you reviewing and figuring out your love life in a slow and intentional way. The new moon in your sign on the 2nd clears a spot on your plate for something new that you have been meaning to try.

Aquarius: Saturn’s continued transit of your sign has you feeling efficient. You have the vibe of someone who simply gets it done. Don’t let this independent streak fool you, you need good company and human interaction. Pluto in your privacy sector stirs up deep emotions that can feel messy. You may be “spilling” these feelings onto a partner whether you mean to or not. 

Pisces: Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, in your first house signifies a prosperous beginning to the new year. There is a boost of creativity, intuition, and wisdom. A close or old friendship plays heavily into your good luck in the coming weeks as there is mutual learning and shared significant experiences. The new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd is the fresh start you’ve been waiting for. Yearning in your spirit is the impetus for change.