Happy New Year! Welcome to your horoscope for January 2023. This month begins with another period of retrograde from planet Mercury. See profiles for your Zodiac sign by longtime Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre.
With another period of apparent retrograde motion from planet Mercury, it’s always better to redo and rework projects that are already on the desk instead of beginning new ones. Mercury goes direct early in the morning of the 18th. See Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2023.
Two more planets, Mars & Uranus, end their periods of apparent retrograde motion this month as well. After the 22nd, all of the planets will be in a forward motion through February and March. So from January 23 to February 4, this is a good time to initiate something that you would like to see grow. A local bank account would do nicely especially if begun on the 24th.
Jupiter is currently traversing through the sign of Aries making this an especially prodigious time for the inhabitants of that sign. It will enter Taurus in mid May and stay there through the end of the year.
Planet Mars is currently brushing past the USA’s Uranus. This is likely to produce some unexpected happenings so it would probably be best to keep plans flexible.
We are working our way towards a Full Moon at 6:09 PM (EST) on the 6th. The New Moon occurs at 3:53 PM (EST) on the 21st. Learn more about the Full Wolf Moon.
January Horoscope by Zodiac Sign
Aries (March 21–April 20)
Love is quite possibly on the horizon on the 9th. Your energy is going to be particularly high the 11th through the 13th; just be sure not to run others over. An outing with friends would bring much joy on the 29th.
Taurus (April 21–May 20)
If you’re a Taurus baby, a dream could have a special message for you on the 4th. Money might be coming your way on the 9th. Don’t let authority figures boss you around on the 22nd.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
A powerful dream could have a message for you on the 2nd. Your intuition is especially heightened on the 8th & the 29th. Your world gets back to normal after the 18th.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Things are likely to go your way on the 2nd. Avoid extra caffeine or your sleep could be affected on the 6th. Your energy picks up noticeably after the 21st.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
A positive change on the job could be yours on the 5th. Avoid power plays or they could get you into trouble on the 18th. The 29th is a great day to do something fun with your partner.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
You are especially creative on the 2nd; do something with it. You are wonderfully intuitive on the 8th & 29th. Folks are likely to see things your way on the 11th.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
You could have a great deal of fun on the 9th. Expect the unexpected on the 14th. Don’t let the kids try and talk you into something on the 22nd.
Scorpio (October 23–November 22)
Don’t listen to any obsessive thinking that you might have on the 1st. Folks are likely to see things your way on the 14th. Spending time with pencil and paper could bring some deep-seated hidden motivations to light on the 18th.
Sagittarius (November 23–December 21)
Creativity is yours on the 4th; writing is especially favored. Folks want to listen to what you have to say on the 18th. You could have an excellent time with your children on the 24th.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
A strong dream could have a message for you on the 19th. Money becomes more of an issue for you after the 20th. Don’t let frustration make you spend more money that you would like on the 22nd.
Aquarius (January 20–February 19)
Making a change that comes from within on the 5th will serve you well. Ignore the urge for the impulse buy on the 14th for best results. You will be feeling particularly electric for a few days after the 22nd.
Pisces (February 20–March 20)
Friends have some good ideas for you on the 2nd. You are especially creative on the 13th; try to use it. You sparkle and shine on the 24th.
See best days by the Moon for different activities