Collectively, the new year is a time where people get intentional about what they want out of life.
The beginning of the year presents a symbolic fresh slate.
However, Mercury is in retrograde until 18 January, so it might feel a little difficult to set intentions.
Here’s how it could be manifesting for you sign, and what else you can expect from your day ahead.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
There’s a lot of pressure that you’ve likely been placing on the start of this new calendar year, Aries, when it comes to wanting to move to the next level in different areas of your life. Maybe you’re thinking about how you want to level up in your work or how you want to meet a partner.
These are great thoughts to be having, but be aware that things might be moving slower than you would like them to be given the planetary movements.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus, you love being in a routine, and this can be your superpower if you design a routine that supports your goals. You see, being in a routine isn’t necessarily a good thing by default – it can be destructive at worst – but it can also allow you to thrive.
Check-in with yourself today and be honest about the routine you have in place, before becoming aware of the tweaks you might need to make.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Hold off from making any decisions today, Gemini. Today is not the day to say ‘yes’ to things without thinking them through properly; it could place you in a tricky spot!
For example, if someone invites you on holiday, don’t agree to it until you’ve checked your bank balance and calendar, and thought through how it will affect other things. In other words, don’t be overly spontaneous and potentially reckless.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
There’s a high chance you’ll feel really emotional today, Cancer. As much as you would like to start 2023 feeling totally energized, odds are that you’ll be feeling a little more reflective about things and even a bit nostalgic.
This could manifest as you thinking back to good times in a previous relationship or past travel experiences. Don’t suppress these thoughts and instead just acknowledge and release them!
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo, as much as you want to hit the ground running this January, you’ll be better off easing into the new year and working with the planetary movements and not against them. You see, Mercury in retrograde means progress is slower and there’s a chance that things can go wrong.
You’ll feel defeated at the first hurdle if you try to hit the ground running… Because it will be unlikely that this is how events turn out! Simply put, build up momentum as the month goes on.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, you may be required to exercise a heightened level of patience today. You could find yourself feeling tested by a loved one or even a stranger… and wanting to let them know! However, this isn’t always the best idea.
You see, while it’s easy to let anger overwhelm us and snap back at people, pausing and thinking about what you say will serve you much better in the long run.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, although it’s not a great time to set that many intentions right now, it’s a good time for reflection. The moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase still, which means this is a great time to think about the lessons that you’ve had recently.
With this in mind, take some time to think about how you’ve learnt and grown in different areas of your life – from your relationships with friends or a partner to how your work has developed and evolved.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Bring in more gratitude today than you have been of late, Scorpio, and direct your focus to being thankful for the small things in your life. In other words, don’t overlook the small blessings that are prevalent in your life each and every day.
By focusing on being truly present, you’ll naturally increase your ability to feel gratitude. You see, when our minds are constantly in the future or past, we have a tendency to focus on lack and to think about what we don’t have or what we want to be different.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, you’ll benefit from introducing more mindfulness to your every day. Mindfulness will allow you to have even more clarity on where you’re going in life.
Now is a great time to explore different practices and to see what resonates with you. There are so many different options, including breathwork that has the ability to bring us back into our bodies and connect the mind, body and spirit.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
This time of the year triggers a lot of internal reflection, Capricorn. It can be a lot for you! All kinds of thoughts might be coming up, such as whether you’ve made the right decisions in your life to if you should be in a different career.
Naturally, when the mind goes into overdrive it can cause us to want to run away and not face our thoughts through socialising or numbing ourselves through television or other means. However, don’t be be still with your thoughts today! Your insights will be your guiding light.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Ground down today, Aquarius. It’s necessary that you make the space to take a breather and to recenter yourself before you start tackling any big projects. What’s more, now isn’t the right time to be starting anything new – you’ll be met with frustration if you do!
You’re much better off with focusing on your well-being and inner state. In other words, self-care is in order!
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, make a conscious decision today to drop into a state of flow and to be present with what today offers! In other words, don’t create any resistance that doesn’t need to be there in your life by looking into the future and fearing the worst.
Instead, decide to move with the natural rhythm and flow of life – whatever that looks like.