As we settle in to the new year, things may feel one of two ways: that January has lasted forever or that time is flying. The feeling, for the most part, will largely depend on your sign, your motivation towards achieving success with your resolutions, and the state of your relationships.
Regardless of if you feel like time is flying or trudging along, each and every one of us should focus on finding some calm, paying attention to our partners, and taking care of ourselves this week.
For more specific insights, here are your weekly love horoscopes courtesy of expert astrologer Christian Klausner.
Aries: March 20–April 20
This is a year of leaps and bounds for you, dear Aries. Although, it could be by this week that you start asking when you’ll get a break from all this leaping! This is the time when you’ve got to feel your feet firmly on the ground beneath you, and know what its like to be restful and relaxed even while you’re moving; to be still, even when active. This is not a good time to fight your circumstances, though you may feel you have the energy to do so. Instead, combat any inner restlessness with the firm resolve to find your root and center. This way, you’ll avoid any breaking points this week and discover a new level of calm capability within you.
Taurus: April 20–May 21
What do you really want to have? This question is becoming strong for you this week, dear Taurus. Those things which are anything less than what you truly want, are only going to weigh you down. Take the initiative in giving the universe your certain and secure “No,” when it offers you something you know is not a match. Then, when it offers you something which is a match, that “Yes” will feel much more wholesome and right. And if there is any indecision this week, remember: one doesn’t make the ‘right decision.’ One makes the decision right.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
The universe seems to be asking you the hard questions. And even though it's using a language you understand, you might find a part of you wants to avoid answering—that part of you which wants to hold on to the past. Because to grow would mean the end of this part of you, and the beginning of a new and truer aspect to yourself. This week is a turning point, and for it to unfold in the best way possible requires that you look at it in a new way: Instead of dealing with the resistance, deal instead with your acceptance. How much can you accept who you know you truly are? Make it as easy on yourself as possible; accept the new and true, don’t resist the old.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
Some of the toughest lessons around partnership have been yours to learn over the last year. This year is now serving to bring out more of the truth. And your ability to practice and embody as much of the truth of the lessons you’ve learned with love, hope, and joy, will allow you to enter these new phases with more energy and self-sufficiency. This week, put some extra love and attention into your personal practices, habits, and rituals, especially those that increase the health, beauty and efficiency of your physical body. You’ll see how being your own best partner is a solid place to move from.
Leo: July 22–August 23
It’s pretty cool how you’ve been able to turn productivity into play, and play into productivity. But this week is going to ask you whether or not you’re ready to really get down to work, and how long you can stand to be immersed in your work without the thought of play constantly tugging at your sleeve. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, try to give complete attention to the present moment this week. Don’t stray too far from home; the here-and-now has much more value and joy to offer you at present—much more than the far, wide, and distant.
Virgo: August 23–September 23
Your mind is opening up, and there are many new techniques being handed to you now that can allow you get ahead in your life. To avoid an information overload, this is a great week to journal your insights, and narrow down the best few practices which, if given your full attention, could greatly enhance your life both at home and at work. This is a week of developing focus and intent, dear Virgo. As new power comes to you, remember to ground it and bring it home.
Libra: September 23–October 23
Love and romance has likely been a swiftly shifting, changing experience as of late. Allow this experience to guide you into a realization of the reality of change. You can find great peace in the game of relationship if you let it show you how everything always changes in this world. This doesn’t take away, but rather adds to the beauty of this world, and to our meaningful relationships, if only you can feel and relax into the subtlety of this lesson. And this is the week where you’re becoming a master of subtleties. So have fun, and let go.
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
Your detective-like abilities are being turned up a notch this week, and you’re able to see the strong contrast between that which boosts your strengths, and that which supports your weakness. The awareness is there, and the full evidence is there, so all that’s left is for you to choose. Normally, you like being in a position of power such as this—but this week brings up the soulful, sensitive question: Are you ready to move past the things which encourage and validate personal weakness, so that you can explore more of your strengths, and discover what it means for you to be strong?
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
This week, expansion is taking place in such a natural, joyful, and unexpected way. Extensive growth may seem to be happening all on its own, as though you got the ball rolling and its finally all on its own momentum as it rolls downhill. This week offers the test of a balancing act: Don’t get caught up in appearances, but remember the reason for why you started pushing that ball in the first place. Keep progressing, but at a comfortable stride; pace yourself, dear Sagittarius, and things will be sure to keep moving in just the way you’d like them to.
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
This is the perfect week to create a little date for yourself at home—something as relaxing and restful as it is passionate and romantic. Whether it is a self-love date, or a date with your partner—some purposeful cozy time in the comfort of your home is going to smooth the edges of this work week, and bring the foundation of peace to a mind which is beginning to look at where changes or renovations can be made in the home and personal life. Begin with peace and love— then, your renovations will be more constructive and creative than disruptive.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
The Sun is in your sign, and it's joining up with Mercury this week on Tuesday, allowing for us to see old problems from new angles. You, especially, are going to be a bringer of the truth, and others may not be ready for what you bring to light. Remember that the truth will set us free—and even though some of us would prefer the comfort of delusion to the fresh air of freedom, that’s their choice, and you don’t have to absorb the unnecessary cruelty of those who blame you for opening the windows. Trust your nature to deliver to humanity exactly what we need; be the water-bearer, the supplier of refreshing truth.
Pisces: February 18–March 20
This is an excellent week for some quiet time and meditation, dear Pisces. The facts may be a bit difficult to piece together this week, and straining your brain over any trivial details could prove draining and unsatisfying. Instead, look to that source of all truth, and listen to your silent inner knower. Don’t be tempted to wrestle with the world, but keep your sights on the Self this week. Focus on what you already have close by: a beating heart, an amazing brain, and trillions of intelligent cells which love to hold you together.