It’s officially 2023 – and we made it through dreaded holiday dinners, the awkward period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and the hot mess that is New Year’s Day. We deserve a round of applause — and, most importantly, a break. This January, the universe is blessing us with two major planets in retrograde: Mars and Mercury. We can expect things to move slowly for the first few weeks of the month before picking  up around January 21 with an important New Moon in Aquarius. Find out how you can prepare accordingly based on your sun sign.

(December 22 – January 19)

It’s your time to break out your best fit, Cap; you’re radiating à la Rhode this month — glazed donut aesthetic included! You can thank your b-day season for blessing you with extra sparkle as soon as January hits. Make the most of it while you can; you may have to make tough decisions in your personal life before the end of the month.

(January 20 – February 18)

If only we could skip the month of January and dive right into your birthday month, right, Aquarius? Unfortunately, you’ll have to tread carefully through the uneventful waters of the first month of the year. As much as you may want to hit the ground running with your resolutions for 2023, you’ll have to wait a little longer before you can make strides in your personal growth. Remember, staying focused means staying blessed!

(February 19 – March 20)

With Jupiter moving out of your sign and into Aries, you’ll feel your life accelerating and you won’t be mad about it, Pisces. You can expect your finances to go through a positive transformation as 2023 kicks off. . While your bank account may be smiling at you, your close crew could be giving you a hard time with numerous demands. Remember this mantra: saying no isn’t always a bad thing!

(March 21 – April 19)

No other sign will be saying hello to 2023 quite like you, feisty Aries. With Jupiter in Aries at the start of the month, all eyes are on you —  just like our favourite stylish Parisian, Sylvie Grateau (sorry, Emily!). As much as you have lots to look forward to this year, you’ll still have to hold your horses for the first half of January, when Mercury and Mars are both in retrograde. Use this introspective time to create a vision board and get clear on your ins and outs for 2023!

(April 20 – May 20)

Put your manifestation powers to good use, Taurus — they’re about to help you seize any opportunity on your 2023 mood board. If you want to launch your own business, this year is your time to make it happen! Don’t sleep on this powerful energy; your time to shine is coming, so muster up a Julia Fox-esque confidence and get ready for all the attention. Use the month of January to master your plan of attack.

(May 21 – June 20)

January can be a drag, but you can always count on a Gemini to fill up your social calendar. You may need a few days to recuperate and relax as the new year rolls in,, but you’ll be back on your busy social schedule before you know it, dear Gemini. You could be celebrating newness this month — like a new job, or even a raise.  Talk about booked and busy!

(June 21 – July 22)

Are you waiting for your a-ha moment, Cancer? It may be just around the corner, with the end of Mars and Mercury in retrograde by mid-January. You could see your professional and personal lives propel to new heights! Before you take over the corporate or creative world, you could find yourself needing to smooth things over with a connection from your past. Play it cool and move into the future — bigger and better things are waiting for you!

(July 23 – August 22)

Is it even a proper New Year’s Day if it doesn’t involve a hangover and lots of new Instagram followers, Leo? While you may be disappointed that your life isn’t a scene out of Babylon, you’ll start to feel like your normal self again by mid-January. Take some time to invest in post-NYE zen and realign yourself with your goals for the year.  You may be surprised at how meditation can be a catalyst for positive change!

(August 23 – September 22)

Patience, dear Virgo! Your professional and personal lives are about to change for the better, and you’re not even ready for half of it. The first two weeks of the month might feel like waiting for RiRi to release the album, but don’t lose hope just yet! Get ready for the vibes to shift later in the month;  you can expect the rhythm of your life to elevate when Mercury goes direct on January 18.

(September 23 – October 22)

At the beginning of the year, your mind will likely be on your relationship with a romantic partner. If you’re single, you might want to give online dating a second (or third!) chance. The odds are in your favour this month — we promise! You could be talking about long-term commitment or growing your family as 2023 comes to an end.   Take a chance on love and expect nothing less than rose petals on your bed and a grandiose Italian wedding — time to make the Barkers proud!

(October 23 – November 21)

Can you feel a change in the air? You may need a drastic change in your pace of life, Scorpio. If you’ve been thinking about making a big move to another country or switching up what your everyday looks like, you could be quite lucky in that department. Given January’s planetary setbacks, you could use the downtime to learn a new language or skill and lean into major change.

(November 22 – December 21)

The start of the new year will usher in lots of life changes for you, Sag! You’re already smiling like Portia did when Albie first laid eyes on her in The White Lotus. Whether you’re living it up at a luxury resort in Sicily or enjoying a staycation before going back to work, you’ll find yourself chatting up strangers who could potentially become more than just chicken shop dates.