Horoscope for the Week of January 8, 2023, Weekly Horoscope

Overview: There is nothing more important this week than Thursday! Since October 30, 2022, Mars—the planet of desire, sexuality, conflict, and momentum—has retrograded through Gemini. And it finally ends on Thursday! If you’ve felt stuck, unsure, and lacking energy since then, that was all totally normal, and thankfully it’s coming to an end. When Mars moves direct, you’ll feel inspired to pivot, replenish your energy, and move forward to the life you want to live.

Read your Sun/Rising sign horoscope:

Aries

Say what you need to say, Aries! Your ruling planet, Mars, was retrograde in your Gemini ruled communication and problem-solving zone for almost 2.5 months. You’ve changed the way you think, speak, and listen. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll be inspired to show the world what you learned and apply it by speaking your truth clearly and compassionately.

Taurus

Practice what you preach, Taurus! Over the last 2.5 months, Mars Retrograde in your Gemini-ruled values ​​zone has reframed the way you walk your talk. It’s also inspired you to think differently about your financial security: How you own your worth, ask for what you want, and make it happen. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll be making money moves!

Gemini

The fog is lifting, Gemini! You’ve probably never felt more confused and dysregulated as you have with Mars Retrograde in your sign over the last 2.5 months. From there, you’re clearer on what you don’t want in your life anymore. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll get your focus, intelligence, and lightning-fast communication powers back so you’ll be good as new!

Cancer

Keep letting go, Cancer. The work continues as you’re being called to give over all the limiting beliefs, patterns, behaviors, and possibly even people that keep you stuck in powerlessness. Since Mars was retrograde in your Gemini-ruled sector of endings, you’re giving yourself the gift of closure. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, it’s finally time to move on all the way.

Leo

Power to the people, Leo! For 2.5 months, Mars was retrograde in your Gemini-ruled activism sector, connecting you to causes you’re fired up about and want to do something about. Additionally, it might have created some petty conflict with your friends that you’d like to repair. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, it’s time to clear the air conversations and continue your social justice work.

Virgo

Are you part of “The Great Resignation,” Virgo? Since Mars turned retrograde in your Gemini-ruled career sector 2.5 months ago, you’ve realized something’s gotta give professionally. You know what needs to end and you know what needs to begin. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll have the energy to make it happen and get back to the path of professional success.

Libra

It’s okay to change your mind, Libra! You’ve had an extreme mental makeover over the last 2.5 months while Mars was retrograde in your Gemini-ruled intelligence zone, inspiring you to rethink what you thought was true. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll be tasked with communicating how you changed your mind to people who are affected by those changes directly.

Scorpio

Intimacy is on the mind, Scorpio! Mars turned retrograde in your Gemini-ruled eroticism zone around your birthday last year, inspiring you to reimagine how your mind sees sex, pleasure, and intimacy. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll be engaging with sex from a different mindset, which helps you then connect to the embodiment and relational aspects of intimacy and sexuality.

Sagittarius

Does love have to be a battlefield, Sag? The planet of war was retrograde in your romance sector for the last 2.5 months so you might’ve had your fair share of conflict. Conflict can be a bridge to closeness, depending on how you and them handle differences. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, the olive branch outreach begins and peace returns to your relationships.

Capricorn

Break the habit, Cap! You’re crystal clear on the small choices you make that add up fast and create a bit more drama than you’re happy with since Mars was retrograde in your health zone for 2.5 months. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll take more responsibility for the small steps and small choices you need to make to create big success.

Aquarius

Protect your confidence, Aquarius! Over the last 2.5 months, Mars was retrograde in your Gemini-ruled self-esteem zone, perhaps highlighting the patterns and behaviors you’re choosing that promote more insecurity. Cut that out! When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll have a low tolerance for the ways that you step out of confidence and choose behaviors that protect it.

Pisces

Conflict is normal, Pisces! Mars was retrograde in your Gemini-ruled emotional intelligence zone for 2.5 months, motivating you to speak your emotions carefully in conflict. It’s uncomfortable and painful, yes, and it’s one of the most invaluable skills. When Mars moves direct on Thursday, you’ll continue the work to have tough talks in real time about your feelings!

Colin Bedell

Colin is a literal Gemini Twin Astrologer from Long Island, New York and a two-time graduate of the New School with his Bachelor’s in Literature from Eugene Lang College and Master’s in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. A passionate student of astrology, A Course in Miracless, and other systems of personal-growth, Colin founded QueerCosmos to meaningfully contextualize queer identities across the zodiac and universal spiritual themes. Additionally, Colin leads private natal chart readings and horoscope columns with international publications. For more, head over to QueerCosmos.com.

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