Free People Horoscopes by Tracy Allen, Week of January 27–February 2

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zodiac sign illustrationAQUARIUS

January 20–February 18

The sun and moon come together in your sign this week, forming a new moon that signals a fresh start for Aquarians. The moon is syncing with Uranus in your mindset zone, so continuing to jettison habitual thought patterns that don’t serve your growth is one key to personal renewal. An opportunity is apt to come through a sibling or a chance contact. One speed bump: Enthused Jupiter is challenging the new moon. If your birthday wishes pertain to work or health, be prepared to adjust your expectations. Jupiter is also opposing Pluto, pitting your hopes for changing your daily reality against the turmoil in your subconscious. Try to avoid all-or-nothing thinking, and face what’s going on inside you before you go looking for external causes. Mercury is moving into your worth house, and Venus is stationing direct in your spirit sector, encouraging you to appreciate what you have and ponder what you want—in both your outer and inner lives.



zodiac sign illustrationPISCES

February 19–March 20

Start a new spiritual practice, dream journal or restorative ritual when the new moon lands in your solitude-and-soul house this week, the area of the chart that’s associated with Piscean matters. The moon is jibing with freeing Uranus in your worth zone, reminding you to cut loose an old self-esteem issue or values that aren’t appropriate to who you are today. This effort to release something will help to heal your spirit. An opposition between hopeful Jupiter in your fulfillment sector and powerful Pluto in your group zone points to some tension between personal and public. Your vision of happiness is expanding as you push past the limits of your identity. But while your uniqueness is ripening, a profound change in how you fit in—and with whom—is taking place. Mercury’s entry into Pisces can help you to articulate what you’re going through, and Venus’s direct turn in your social sector should make you feel more connected to people.



zodiac sign illustrationARIES

March 21–April 19

A new moon in your hopes-and-humanity zone clicks with liberating Uranus in Aries this week, suggesting that new causes, hopes, friends and professional contacts will mobilize you. Pursuing a fresh interest and associating with people who share it remind you that you have a say in your future. The painfully slow overhaul of your life direction can sometimes make you antsy, as longstanding goals are called into question. Deep down, part of you needs family support, a solid home base or at least an inner feeling of security and grounding. Mental Mercury’s entry into your subconscious sector will heighten your intuition and your dream recall in the coming weeks. Make use of these routes in your search for meaning. With Venus going direct at the top of your chart, angst over where you’re at in your life and what lies ahead should ease a bit, as recognition and reward stop feeling so hard to come by.



zodiac sign illustrationTAURUS

April 20–May 20

Venus turns direct in your vision house after several weeks retrograde, during which time you were seeking clarity on what you want and what you believe in. You should start to feel more optimistic as she picks up speed, but with hopeful Jupiter in your mindset zone facing off against turbulent Pluto in your faith house, it’s not easy to settle into the groove of a positive attitude. Despite the tug of war going on in your brain, the new moon in your ambition angle is syncing with future-oriented Uranus in your subconscious sector, encouraging you to seize any opportunities to move forward. You secretly want your life to take a different turn, because you intuitively know you’re about due for a change. But this impulse to shake things up scares you. Push yourself to set a new goal, but don’t get attached to one version of how it will play out. Make peace with expecting the unexpected sometimes.



zodiac sign illustrationGEMINI

May 21–June 20

The new moon in your expansion sector clicks with change-loving Uranus in your hopes house this week, coaxing you to renew your faith and open your mind up to different possibilities. Look for opportunities to broaden your perspective through learning, travel and unfamiliar experiences. Be on the alert in the coming weeks for people who can shift your outlook, challenge your old ways or show you how to be freer. Your ruler Mercury is ascending to the top of your chart now, putting your mind on goals and helping you to communicate with authority figures. Start thinking about your career and what you can do to improve it. With excessive Jupiter in your worth zone opposing dominant Pluto in your sharing house, drama over money or a power struggle in a close relationship are strong possibilities. If you catch yourself being selfish, egotistical or jealous, nip it in the bud. As Venus picks up speed, tensions will ease.



zodiac sign illustrationCANCER

June 21–July 22

A new moon in your sharing sector this week clashes with Jupiter in Cancer, so whatever fresh possibilities it stirs up may not dovetail perfectly with your expectations. But unpredictable Uranus in your ambition angle is cooperating with the moon, indicating that the element of surprise is a gift in this case. A new partnership or new source of funding could precipitate a change in your professional life—or vice versa. You might run into difficulties in a relationship, though, when Jupiter opposes powerful Pluto in your others angle. Be aware of your personal biases in case they’re playing a significant role in the problem. Your wish not to be controlled could drive you to go overboard, as you’re bound to identify with Jupiter in this spat. If you’re lucky enough to avoid drama, examine how your hopes and others’ power are at odds. Happily, people will start to warm up more as Venus moves forward in your relationship angle.



zodiac sign illustrationLEO

July 23–August 22

When the new moon lands in your relationship angle this week, it clicks with revolutionary Uranus in your perspective house and clashes with enthused Jupiter in your subliminal sector. A change in a close relationship or a different way of relating to people is a strong possibility in the coming weeks. It won’t mesh with your unconscious expectations, but it will help you to shift your mind. Conversely, looking at things differently may pave the way to changing a relationship. Your spirituality—or your growing desire to start aiming higher in life—conflicts with your work or your day-to-day reality when hopeful Jupiter opposes dominant Pluto. Be honest with yourself about your aspirations and how long it may take for your real life to catch up with your dreams. Focus on strengthening your skills and serving a greater purpose. With Mercury entering your depth house and Venus turning direct in your routine sector, research, closeness and enjoyable work are favored.



zodiac sign illustrationVIRGO

August 23–September 22

This week’s new moon occurs in your self-improvement zone and quarrels with Jupiter in your hopes-and-humanity sector but makes nice with liberating Uranus in your sharing house. An opportunity to change jobs, sharpen your skills, boost your health or become more productive could come through partnership or a surprising resource. But it probably won’t match your expectations or adhere to groupthink. Your creativity, love life or drive for self-expression are in conflict with your friends, social life or ideals now, as Jupiter and Pluto face off. There’s no right answer here; it’s all about finding a healthy balance. Your ruler Mercury is crossing your relationship angle, which will fortunately make it easier for you to engage in dialogues that promote understanding. And with lovely Venus going direct, if you’ve been revising a creative project or sorting out what you want and what will make you happy, you’ll start to sense progress.



zodiac sign illustrationLIBRA

September 23–October 22

Venus goes direct in your roots-and-feelings angle this week, improving your home life, your mood or your relations with family. During the last several weeks, you’ve been unsure about what will make you feel more centered, and your unease should start to dissipate. Your personal life seems to be at odds, however, with your professional life or ambition, as high-expectations Jupiter in your career-and-goals house spars with the new moon in your creativity-and-love sector and Pluto in your roots-and-feelings angle (where Venus is going direct.) Powerful emotions and changes in your family or living situation may seem to dominate, threatening to overshadow your faith in what you can achieve. But the new moon is syncing with surprising Uranus in your relationship angle, reminding you that change is a constant, and much of it is good. Take comfort in the idea that the myriad people you cross paths with bring out different sides of you—helping you to become more completely yourself.


zodiac sign illustrationSCORPIO

October 23–November 21

With a new moon in your foundation angle this week, you have a chance at a fresh start in your home life, mood, self-care or family. The moon blends with changeable Uranus in your daily-routine sector, suggesting that a shift in your habits, health, time management or modus operandi will expedite this new beginning. But Jupiter in your adventure house challenges the moon, meaning the change leans more toward the mundane than the exciting. Radically tweaking the little things can get you over a hump. A struggle between optimism and pessimism in your head or a difference of opinion with someone is likely, thanks to a Jupiter-Pluto opposition in your beliefs and mindset houses. Aim for understanding rather than absolute resolution. Your mind is slowly undergoing a private metamorphosis, and it may leak out sometimes in the form of anger. With Mercury entering your self-expression zone and Venus going direct in your communication sector, it will get easier to convey your message.


zodiac sign illustrationSAGITTARIUS

November 22–December 21

Your expectations in a relationship, hopes for outside resources, ideals about sharing and trust or your drive to learn more by digging deeper are represented by Jupiter in your merging sector. This week, Jupiter runs into trouble with potent Pluto in your worth house, implying that money, values, possessions or confidence will conflict with some of the above. Even if the drama only unfolds as an internal dialogue, you’ll identify with Jupiter because it rules your sign. But there is no right or wrong here, so strive to see both sides. The new moon in your mindset zone encourages new thoughts, and its collaboration with revolutionary Uranus in your love-and-art sector hints at creative breakthroughs and opportunities for happiness stemming from a fresh attitude. Outdistancing your default way of thinking will have a ripple effect. Mental Mercury descends to the bottom of your chart, putting you in better touch with your emotions, and with Venus turning direct, money or self-esteem should improve.


zodiac sign illustrationCAPRICORN

December 22–January 19

Begin a new chapter with your finances, possessions, talents or confidence when the new moon lands in your worth zone this week. The moon is gelling with emancipating Uranus in your roots angle, suggesting that freeing yourself from ancient patterns will facilitate a fresh start or a family member will act as a conduit. An opportunity connected with your living situation may pop up, and liberating yourself from clutter is advisable now. A faceoff between Jupiter in your relationship angle and Pluto in your sign challenges you to balance learning from others and empowering yourself. Endeavor to maintain respect for the people in your life while also committing fully to your own growth process. Relating isn’t easy when Venus is retrograde, but thankfully she’s turning direct in Capricorn, thawing the ice if you’ve felt a deep freeze in your social life or love life. And with mental Mercury entering your talk sector, the channels of communication open up.



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Always love reading through these in the morning with my mocha. xo

These are my favorite part of the week :)

-Taurus Alex