To say 2023 got off to a rocky start would be an understatement, but practicing patience is the only way to tackle these testy transits. The good news is, your 15 Jan. weekly horoscope will not only bring you back up to speed, but it will also prepare you for a brand-new astrological season. By next week, there will be no planets retrograde in the sky. You're almost out of the woods.
As of Sunday, 15 Jan., though, there's one retrograde down and two more to go. Mars stationed direct in Gemini last week, but it will take a beat for the red planet to get its engines going. The work you've been doing in the last three months — namely around your inner dialogue, immediate exchanges, and productivity levels — has been helping you clarify what needs to be released in order for you to move forward in true alignment. Mercury (Gemini's celestial ruler) will station direct in Capricorn on 18 Jan., which will, essentially, seal the deal for Mars direct. Remember, Mercury in Capricorn wants you to commit to a long-term plan that is both practical and successful. However, do keep in mind, we can't undermine Mars and Mercury's postretrograde shadow — Mercury's comes to an end on 7 Feb. and Mars on 15 Mar. — as we'll likely be called to finalise some unfinished business stemming from these retrograde energies until then.
The week begins with the moon glimmering through Scorpio, adding a layer of mystery and intensity to your inner world. The moon will also face off with Venus in Aquarius on 16 Jan. This could create friction between your emotional longing to keep your passions a secret vs. the desire to experiment and connect with like-minded individuals who share similar interests. There's a time and place for everything, so no need to put all of your cards on the table. Although, with the sun joining forces with powerhouse Pluto on 18 Jan. (when Mercury goes direct), something significant could be brought to your awareness, resulting in a transformation that's equally empowering as it is deeply revealing. Given that this conjunction will occur in Capricorn, this energy could potentially revolve around your professional due diligence and sense of authority. Just in time for Aquarius season, the sun's shift into this fixed air sign on 20 Jan. will collectively shift your focus towards the future. A new moon in the same sign the following day presents you with a clean slate for your great, big, beautiful tomorrow.
If you're wondering what this week has in store for you, read on for your weekly horoscope for 15 Jan. through to 21 Jan., according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign. For a look at the year ahead, read your 2023 yearly horoscope.
Aries (21 March–19 April) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
If you're feeling like you're torn between two worlds this week, the indecision won't last forever, Aries. While transiting through smouldering Scorpio and your intimate eighth house of mergers, the moon will square off with Venus via your 11th house of community affairs and sense of belonging in the world. This could result in you feeling a lack of individual freedom or simply not being comfortable enough to express your vulnerabilities.
This could have something to do with 18 Jan., when the sun joins forces with Pluto via your 10th house of authority, career, and reputation — the same day Mercury goes direct in this area of your chart. Important news or paperwork surrounding your sense of authority or your professional life could potentially trigger a shift in perspective. Honour this part of you, especially with the sun entering freedom-loving Aquarius on 20 Jan., followed by a brilliant new moon the following day. Are you ready for this new chapter?
Taurus (20 April–20 May) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
The dynamic of your partnership(s) isn't necessarily in harmony with the image you wish to portray to the rest of the world, Taurus — but no need to lose your cool just yet. The week of 15 Jan. begins with the moon glimmering through Scorpio — your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others — and making a challenging square to your planetary ruler, Venus, on 16 Jan. This could shed light on your desire to appear cool, calm, and collected despite the intensity of your emotions. Or, others of you could feel torn between your love life and the reputation you're trying to uphold.
With Uranus in your sign revolutionising your identity — not to mention stationing direct on 22 Jan. — chances are you will choose your individual freedom. Then, on 18 Jan., the sun will join forces with Pluto — signalling the end of a significant chapter or belief system — the same day Mercury goes direct in this area of your chart. Insights turn into epiphanies — and just in time for the sun to enter experimental Aquarius.
Gemini (21 May–20 June) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
With so many exciting things to look forward to, you're more likely to experience feelings of restlessness this week, Gemini. Upon the moon's shift into Scorpio — your sixth house of daily rituals, health habits, and acts of service — it will face off with coquettish Venus via your expansive ninth house of education, travel, and self-discovery on 16 Jan. You could be hyper focussing on your day-to-day lifestyle, if not tending to your responsibilities and due diligence, amidst being presented with a brand-new set of opportunities. What's worthy of your time and energy? You're being called to reflect on the value of your commitments right now.
The highlight of the week, of course, is Mercury (your celestial ruler) stationing direct on 18 Jan. — but it doesn't end there. That same day, the sun will be joining forces with Pluto in a smouldering conjunction via your intimate eighth house of mergers, shared resources, and other sources of income. You've come to the end of a chapter, and it's important for you to be honest with yourself about the next steps. Fortunately, you'll be back in your element sooner than later, as the sun will enter air sign Aquarius on 20 Jan., followed by a new moon on 21 Jan.
Cancer (21 June–22 July) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
Both your passions and your commitments are being brought to the forefront this week, Cancer. After the moon enters mystifying Scorpio and your expressive fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure on 15 Jan., the moon will face off with coquettish Venus — via your intimate eighth house of mergers, shared resources, and joint ventures — the following day. This could create friction between your desires and the community you find yourself committed to. For others, this could revolve around your spending habits and how this has been influencing your debt and credit score.
Meanwhile, with Mercury stationing direct on 18 Jan. — the same day as the sun's conjunction with Pluto in your relationship sector — chances are you will gain pivotal insight around a personal or professional partnership. This news can be equally as revealing as it is empowering. It will more than likely go hand in hand with the sun's ingress into Aquarius on 20 Jan., followed by a new moon in the same sign the following day. The takeaway: there's a new collaboration in the works.
Leo (23 July–22 Aug.) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
Just because you're making it a point to show up for everyone doesn't mean you don't have your own business to tend to, Leo. The week of 15 Jan. begins with the moon transiting through Scorpio and your emotionally driven fourth house of home, family, and innermost feelings. It will eventually form a square to Venus in your relationship sector the following day. This could be about your significant other's extended community or your group of friends; overall, this social energy isn't aligning with what you may be experiencing internally.
Keep in mind, your celestial ruler (the sun) will join forces with smouldering Pluto on 18 Jan. — the same day Mercury goes direct — via your sixth house of daily rituals, due diligence, and acts of service. Something could be transforming in a very big way, most likely around the foundation of your lifestyle. What are you ready to let go of for your highest good? The sun's debut in Aquarius (your relationship sector) on 20 Jan . — followed by a new moon in the same sign — will bring focus to your one-on-one relationships and sense of belonging in the world.
Virgo (23 Aug.–22 Sept.) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
Got something or someone on your mind, Virgo? This could be distracting you from tending to your due diligence, as the moon will enter Scorpio — your curious third house of communication and immediate surroundings — on 15 Jan. Then, the moon will form a square to Venus via your sixth house of daily rituals and work routines on 16 Jan. You could be overthinking something to the point that it's influencing the results of your hard work. Try to stay grounded.
The good news is, savvy Mercury (your celestial ruler) will be stationing direct on 18 Jan. — via your fifth house of love, passion projects, and self-expression — the same day as the sun's conjunction with transformative Pluto. What may initially feel like an ego death could benefit you greatly, as you're about to step into a brand-new identity, whether personally or professionally speaking. If you're unsure about the logistics, fear not: Aquarius season will bring energy and clarity to your sixth house of details and responsibilities.
Libra (23 Sept.–22 Oct.) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
If you're feeling torn between your desire to experiment and your sense of security this week, don't lose sight of your long-term goals, Libra. Nothing is set in stone. Upon the moon's ingress into Scorpio on 15 Jan. — via your security-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and value systems — the moon will square off with your celestial ruler, Venus, via your expressive fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and self-expression. If you're a parent or are perhaps aspiring to expand your family, this is where the topic of finances could get in the way of your self-confidence. Take a minute to process your emotions before jumping to conclusions.
On 18 Jan., the sun will conjunct transformative Pluto in Capricorn — the same day Mercury goes direct — via your emotionally driven fourth house of home, family, and innermost feelings. Whether it's a conversation that's been long overdue or a family tradition that's no longer in alignment with your future, something significant is being transformed or revealed at this time. Also, if things felt tough at the beginning of January, the sun's ingress into fellow air sign Aquarius will bring you back to your element.
Scorpio (23 Oct.–21 Nov.) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
You're notorious for keeping things to yourself, perhaps even to a fault, but the truth shall set you free, Scorpio. The week begins with the moon entering your sign, giving you all the more reason to go inward and tend to your emotions. The downside here could potentially stem from the moon's square to Venus — via your fourth house of home, family, and innermost feelings — on 16 Jan. Is there an unconventional desire you're keeping to yourself? Is there something going on in your love life? Either way, you're opting for keeping things a secret for the time being.
Your secretive nature will only suffice for so long, especially when considering the sun's close proximity to your modern ruler, Pluto, on 18 Jan. Touching down on your third house of communication, thought processes, and immediate surroundings, this will occur on the same day Mercury goes direct in this area of your chart. This has "it's now or never" written all over it, so make sure you're being honest with yourself — and those you plan to connect with.
Sagittarius (22 Nov.–21 Dec.) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
You're partaking in some much-needed soul searching this week, Sagittarius, whether or not it meshes with your closest relationships. The week of 16 Jan. begins with the moon glimmering through Scorpio and your secretive 12th house of closure, karma, inhibitions, and unconscious patterns. It will eventually go head to head with amicable Venus via your third house of siblings, neighbours, and local community. It's hard to keep things light-hearted when you're feeling some type of way, so make sure you're being gentle with yourself and tending to your needs before committing to anything else.
Ironically enough, Mercury will be stationing direct on 18 Jan. — the same day as the sun's conjunction to powerhouse Pluto — via your stability-seeking second house of comfort, money, and value systems. Mercury governs your relationship sector, suggesting that this long-overdue conversation could have something to do with your commitment to another, if not your shared finances or values with that person. Fortunately, with the sun entering Aquarius on 20 Jan. — followed by a new moon in the same sign on 21 Jan. — you will be presented with the insight and clarity needed to move forward and start this new chapter of your life with a clear head.
Capricorn (22 Dec.–19 Jan.) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
With so many opportunities being presented to you at this time, it's no wonder you're taken aback, Cap. The week of 15 Jan. begins with the moon (celestial ruler of your relationship sector) slipping into mystifying Scorpio, igniting your 11th house of associations, community affairs, and individual freedom. The moon will go head to head with Venus in Aquarius via your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and value systems. Whether personally or professionally, this could bring light to your devotion towards a community of individuals and challenge your individual freedom and unique value systems. What's more important to you?
It could also be time for a long-overdue conversation with a significant other, especially when considering the sun's close proximity to powerhouse Pluto in your sign on 18 Jan., which happens to be the same day Mercury stations direct in your sign. You're gaining clarity and awareness on next steps, but it will require you to make an important decision. Then, the sun will be entering freedom-loving Aquarius — your money sector — on 20 Jan., followed by a new moon in the same sign on 21 Jan. You're leaving an outdated version of yourself behind and embarking on a brand-new chapter of life.
Aquarius (20 Jan.–18 Feb.) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
You're in the mood to indulge your sensual pleasures, but you're also being intuitively guided to tend to more important matters, Aquarius. For instance, the week of 15 Jan. begins with the moon glimmering through intensity-filled Scorpio and your 10th house of authority, career, and reputation in the world. Then, the moon will be making a square to Venus in your sign on 16 Jan., which is where you're likely to mix business with pleasure. Themes of career, finances, or your unique values — if not a prominent parental figure — could take precedence at this time.
The good news is, you're gaining significant clarity around this area of life on 18 Jan. when Mercury goes direct — and the sun conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn — via your 12th house of closure, self-undoing, and unconscious patterns. An outdated part of your life may need to be sacrificed in order for you to move forward in alignment, but the clarity you seek is closer than you think. Steer away from self-sabotage, because you're at the precipice of levelling up. In other news, the sun enters your sign on 20 Jan. followed by a new moon the following day. Cheers to your season and another journey around the sun.
Pisces (19 Feb.–20 March) Weekly Horoscope For 15 Jan., 2023
You're looking towards the horizon, but you're simultaneously fearing the unknown, Pisces. The moon will slip into fellow water sign Scorpio via your expansive ninth house of wisdom, higher learning, and self-discovery before squaring Venus in Aquarius on 16 Jan. With Venus lighting up your secretive 12th house of privacy, solitude, and all things behind the scenes, you could either be keeping an unconventional relationship to yourself or simply basking in the sweetness of your life behind the scenes. Either way, it's at odds with your long-term visions, so try to meditate and get clear on the path ahead.
Mercury will be stationing direct in Capricorn — your 11th house of associations, community affairs, and individual freedom — on 18 Jan., and on the same day as the sun's conjunction to powerhouse Pluto. Whether it's a group of friends or a professional path you were aspiring for, something significant will likely be revealed to you at this time. Your Spidey-senses are also at an all-time high, and with the sun entering Aquarius (your 12th house) on 20 Jan., your clairvoyance and higher mind will only continue to strengthen. Tap in.