Uranus, the eccentric planet that rules Aquarius, went retrograde back in August of last year. When it did, all star signs were tasked with identifying the personality traits or desires you may hide from the world. When the independent planet goes direct on Sunday, January 22, it asks you to embrace parts of yourself — so, now that it is direct, let them shine bright. You’ll be surprised to learn how positively those around you respond to your true nature.
You witness this firsthand when romantic Venus enters empathetic Pisces on Thursday, January 26. This transit brings a deepening of intimacy to all of our relationships. Furthermore, with the influence of emotionally mature Pisces, not only do you feel understood and seen by partners and friends, but you relate to others more efficiently as well. Enjoy the first month of 2023, and keep reading to see what it has in store for your sign specifically.
Important Astrological Dates in January 2023
To recap, here are the major dates you’ll want to keep an eye on this month, no matter your astrological sign:
- Monday, January 2
- Friday, January 6
- Thursday, January 12
- Wednesday, January 18
- Friday, January 20
- Saturday, January 21
- Sunday, January 22
- Thursday, January 26
January 2023 Horoscopes by Zodiac Sign
Not sure what your sun sign is? Here’s a quick refresher of the dates for each. Click a specific zodiac sign to open up your January 2023 horoscope and see what’s in store for you this month, or keep scrolling to see an overview of all the signs.
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23 – October 22)
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
January keeps the party going as you enjoy good times with friends, Aries. You may feel inspired to host a small get-together or dinner party during the new moon in homebody Cancer. You’ll be more in the mood for partying, as well as sex and asserting yourself in the workplace, after your ruling planet, warrior Mars ends its retrograde and goes direct this month. However, considering Juno, the asteroid of commitment, enters your sign this month, romance may be the most significant thing on your mind. Read your full January horoscope here, Aries.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
January brings networking opportunities, Taurus. While astrologers can’t promise money in this economy, thanks to blessings from abundant Venus (and a little help from your friends), January sees you making valuable connections, both professionally and personally. However, the stars also push you to speak up for yourself and vocalize your needs and desires. Asking is the first step to manifestation. Plus, when revolutionary Uranus ends its retrograde, you dive deeper into activism. Read your full January horoscope here, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
There’s a full moon in Cancer this month, Gemini, which is an astrologically beneficial time to ask for a raise. However, as horoscopes can’t predict cash flow, this transit also could see you coming to terms with and taking responsibility for a desire. Once the fighter planet Mars goes direct mid-month, you’re feeling assertive. As a result, you’re ready to stand up for your worth in the workplace, as well as own your sexual desires. Remember, Gemini, as long as they’re consensual, they’re perfectly healthy. Everyone, especially you, epic flirt, deserves the love and pleasure they crave. Read your full January horoscope here, Gemini.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Three planets (Mercury, Mars, and Uranus) end their retrogrades and go direct this month, Cancer. However, before they do, the early sleepy first days of the year are ideal for treating yourself to a makeover, so browse different haircuts or colors for inspiration. A full moon in your sign also asks you to carve out time from this busy money for self-care (and sleep). And, as extraordinary as you are at caring for others, when Uranus ends its retrograde, you’re tasked with letting others pamper you. Read your full January horoscope here, Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
2023 brings blessings to your love life early in the year, Leo. While other signs are resting up, you see date invitations, a deepening in your current relationships, or the joy of leaving a toxic situation. Cheers to you for standing up for yourself. Enjoy the attention, but if you need help with how to proceed in matters of love (or money), wait until Mars retrograde ends mid-month before making any significant decisions. Shortly after, Mercury also ends its retrograde. And, when the rebellious planet Uranus also goes direct this month, the stars encourage you to work on work/life balance. Read your full January horoscope here, Leo.
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Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
The first half of January is all about bonding with friends, and hopefully, you should have some wild New Year’s Eve stories to share. Thankfully, your ruling planet, Mercury, ends its retrograde this month, offering smoother sailing in all areas of your life. Additionally, Aquarius season sees changes in your life regarding activism, Virgo. During Aquarius season, a star sign considered the humanitarian of the zodiac, you either remember the importance of sharing the mic or dive deeper into a cause close to your heart. Finally, January ends on a romantic note, with sweet Venus bringing blessings of love to your partnerships. Read your full January horoscope here, Virgo.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Early January, while the sun is still in Capricorn, brings fireworks to the bedroom and even networking opportunities. Then, with the start of Aquarius season, you’re reminded of the importance of your community. Whether this means deepening your activism practice or simply continuing the giving spirit of the holidays, as it turns out, doing work with others in mind makes you feel a lot happier, too, Aquarius. But you can still pay attention to yourself. January comes to a close when your ruling planet, romantic Venus, reminds you to love yourself as strongly as you love your friends and partners. Read your full January horoscope here, Libra.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Early in January, you find yourself craving comfort at home, Scorpio. Whether you resolve an ongoing fight with a roommate, move in with family or a partner, or revamp your space, you want your living space to provide a grounded foundation, which is critical for such an intense water sign. Once one of your ruling planets, warrior Mars, ends its retrograde mid-month, your life will get busy at work and in your personal life. As a result, use the quieter days in early January to work on curating calm and stability. Finally, January ends on a pleasurable note, with blessings from Venus in your sex life, so look forward to orgasms, massages, or whatever your favorite sensual pleasures are. Read your full January horoscope here, Scorpio.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
The influence of the air sign Aquarius can leave you feeling aloof, Sagittarius. Pay extra attention to staying organized and on top of your inbox this month, especially before Mercury retrograde ends on Wednesday, January 18. You don’t want to miss welcome work news, and January offers plenty of opportunities for abundance. When the independent planet Uranus ends its retrograde and goes direct, you see changes in your social circle. But don’t worry. While change can be scary, it’s for the best. The stars are leading you towards fun nights out with friends and networking, Sagittarius, so make sure to tap into your signature charisma. Read your full January horoscope here, Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You must pass the torch to Aquarius this month, Capricorn. However, you won’t have much time to mourn the end of your season. Three planets end their retrograde during January. With the calm influence of the planets going direct, coupled with blessings from Venus and a primal full moon, January looks to be an excellent month for abundance and gifts, both romantically and professionally. So, if you want to pretend that it’s still your season for all of January, we won’t tell anyone. There will certainly be plenty of reasons to celebrate. Read your full January horoscope here, Capricorn.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Happy solar return, Aquarius; the sun enters your sign this month. It’s your birthday, and the stars ask you to celebrate yourself. Thanks to blessings from romantic Venus, January is a lovely month to advance a relationship, and regardless of your relationship status, you should feel content in love. You’re where you should be. Just make sure to get organized around the full moon in Cancer early in the month to lower your stress levels and set the tone for the rest of the year. Plus, when your ruling planet, Uranus, ends its retrograde and goes direct, the stars ask you to lean into self-care and sleep in, if possible. Read your full January horoscope here, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
2023 begins on an adventurous note for you, Pisces, thanks to the influence of rebellious Aquarius. Try to take a day trip with friends, or some sort of respite from work, to allow yourself to ease into the busyness of the new year. Plus, a bright full moon in Cancer lights up your 5th House of Pleasure, which could bring orgasms and even good news for your wallet. However, the most exciting part about January is that it helps you gain confidence and remember what a badass you are. Read your full January horoscope here, Pisces.