Happy New Year, Sagittarius, and welcome to January. You’re the archer of the zodiac, an ambitious and charming heartbreaker ruled by the lucky planet Jupiter. You pride yourself on your intelligence and are always the life of the party. There’s a new moon in hard-working Capricorn on Sunday, January 2, which may bring positive money news your way. You celebrated over the holidays, but now you’re ready to buckle down and get to work. Don’t be surprised if you are rewarded for your efforts early in the year — you deserve it.
The first Mercury retrograde of the year begins on Friday, January 14, and goes through Thursday, February 3. You know the drill. Double-check your texts and emails, expect travel delays, and hold off on signing important documents if possible. But because your career is on fire, you may not have the luxury of waiting if an opportunity comes knocking, so get in the practice of triple-reading the fine print. This is the first of four Mercury retrogrades this year, and 2022 will flow easier if you have a plan in place.
Monday, January 17, brings a bright full moon in sweet Cancer, turning your attention to your sex life. You pretend to be tough, Sagittarius, but this lunation sees you craving heightened intimacy with romantic partners. This transit asks you to lower your emotional walls. Whether it’s a new crush or long-term partner, if you pretend only to want sex, that’s what you’re going to get, Sag. If you want more romance, you need to give more romance. No one can read your mind.
The planet Uranus, which rules independence, goes direct on Tuesday, January 18, after being retrograde since Thursday, August 19, 2021. During Uranus retrograde, you felt a bit morbid and found yourself contemplating life and death. Tapping into your goth side can be helpful. Sagittarius, you’re more likely to assert your needs if you’re aware of how precious life is. Continuing themes above, when Uranus goes direct, you need to be honest about what you want, especially in romantic relationships. If you want kids, or don’t want marriage, make sure that you’re communicating rather than trying to act chill. Life is way too short to play it cool.
Aquarius season begins on Wednesday, January 19. This brings a detached, airy vibe. As a result, you may want to return to some bad communication habits, such as ignoring text messages, or pushing someone away when you truly want them close. You’ll have to work extra hard during Aquarius season to stay in tune with your emotions.