Weekly Astrology Forecast: January 17 - 23, 2022

Posted on January 16, 2022

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Are you ready for emotional release, surprises, and transformational, eccentric energy to take over? Then get cozy and prepare to let your emotional tension go this week.We have three transits occurring this week that will shift our energetic perception and provide certain possibilities for change.

To start with, we have a Full Moon in the sensitive and dreamy sign of Cancer on January 17th. This lunar phase represents the ending of a lunar cycle. It encourages you to release any emotional upsets, wounds, behaviors, or toxic relationships and situations that are no longer serving you.

It’s also a time when the Moon is most illuminated, so expect hidden information and buried emotions to be revealed now.

On January 18th, Uranus – the planet of change, originality, and spontaneity – goes direct in the sign of Taurus. When Uranus was retrograde, its powers of transformation and surprise were muted. Still, as it begins to move direct, it brings both exciting new ideas and situations, as well as potentially upsetting changes.

Try to remember that these changes make room for your most desired life!

Finally, on January 19th, the Sun moves into independent, futuristic, humanitarian Aquarius, marking the beginning of Aquarius season. As an Air sign, Aquarius encourages intellectual thought, group activities, and a focus on communication.

Aquarius season is a fantastic time to think outside of the box, step out of your comfort zone, and express yourself creatively and authentically.

What Can You Expect for the Week of January 17 - 23?

Release, Center, & Shift Your Thinking

The Full Moon provides the perfect opportunity to release the emotions or upsets of the past lunar cycle – make a list of everything you feel no longer serves you and allow the power of the Full Moon to take these things off your shoulders.

And while Uranus direct may foster changes you don’t quite feel ready for, centering your spirit and energy will help you feel prepared for transformation.

Aquarius season gives you the perfect opportunity to foster authenticity, experience exciting new ideas, and focus your energy on how to create your ideal future. With the right bold energy and individuality, this is the perfect season to be your most genuine self!

If you’re not sure how to connect to your individuality, a personalized astrological reading can help you learn how to connect to these energies using the power of your birth chart.

An illustration of the planets in the solar system in line with the Sun.

Planetary Locations This Week

  • Sun: (December 21, 2021 – January 19, 2022), Aquarius (January 19, 2022 – February 18, 2022)
  • Mercury: Aquarius (January 2, 2022 – January 25, 2022)
  • Venus: Sagittarius (December 30, 2021 – January 29, 2022)
  • Mars: Sagittarius (December 13, 2021 – January 25, 2022)
  • Jupiter: Pisces (December 28, 2022 – May 10, 2022)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots

Monday, January 17

Sun

Capricorn – As Capricorn season comes to a close, remind yourself of all the hard work you’ve done. Celebrate your successes and prepare for the eccentric nature of Aquarius season!

Moon

Cancer – When the Moon is in Cancer, you feel more intuitive, creative, and emotionally sensitive. Be gentle with yourself and practice plenty of self-care today.

Astrological Aspect

Full Moon in Cancer – This Full Moon shines a spotlight on your emotional wellbeing, asking you to let go of anything which no longer serves you and acknowledge any emotions that resurface.

A Full Moon ritual helps you take advantage of this cleansing, releasing energy.

Read this next: The Ultimate Guide to Full Moons

Tuesday, January 18

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Leo – The Leo Moon brings fiery, vibrant energy that helps you feel more confident and adventurous. It’s a great time to let yourself relax and have some fun.

Astrological Aspect

Uranus direct in Taurus – Uranus direct ushers in change, original thoughts, exciting ideas, and surprising events. Finding balance is crucial to maintaining positivity in the face of these transformations.

Wednesday, January 19

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Leo

Astrological Aspect

Sun enters Aquarius – Aquarius season is a time of individuality, eccentric energy, creative thoughts, and a humanitarian vibration that encourages us to do our part to change the world for the better.

Embrace your independence and express yourself openly now.

Read next: 7 Ways to Prepare for Airy Aquarius Season

Thursday, January 20

Sun

Aquarius

Moon

Virgo – Virgo Moon energy inspires productivity, pragmatic thought, and attention to detail. It’s a great time to connect with Mother Nature to soak in the healing energy and avoid being too critical with yourself.

Friday, January 21

Sun

Aquarius

Moon

Virgo

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus – Exciting changes are possible today, and you may sense that excitement within your own body. It’s important to trust your intuition and avoid making impulsive decisions.

Don’t forget to brush up on: Why You Need to Know About Sextiles, Trines, & Squares

Saturday, January 22

Sun

Aquarius

Moon

Virgo

Sunday, January 23

Sun

Aquarius

Moon

Libra – The Libra Moon helps you feel more sociable, lighthearted, and balanced. It’s a great transit for creative activities and interesting conversations.

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Aquarius conjunct Mercury in Aquarius – This transit makes you feel more mentally sharp and intellectually driven. Your curiosity makes this a great day for learning new things, either through studies or communication with others.

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