It’s still Aquarius season, and though I don’t always stand by zodiac stereotypes: this week definitely has some major mad scientist vibes. Think Doc Brown in Back to the Future. The beakers are overflowing, and we’re running on adrenaline in the middle of the big experiment. Remember: there’s definitely such a thing as a happy accident. The best ideas often come from a sudden burst of inspiration.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
The One-Word Mantra Your Zodiac Sign Needs to Make the Most of 2023
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Much of your week is spent in a frantic haze: finalizing recipes and running errands for the big dinner party you’ve been planning since December. Try to put aside any worries you have about flaky friends bailing on the festivities. You always show up for your favorite people, and it’s about time that they returned the favor!
This week’s mantra: “Loyal.”
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You thought you were cool with missing out on your friend group’s cute winter getaway. But one minute you’re chill and the next you’re deleting the Instagram app out of FOMO. Remember: You passed on this so you could put that vacation money toward something big! In the meantime, ease the pain by getting yourself a little treat.
This week’s mantra: “Big picture.”
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
It’s fun to have a crush, but lately it’s felt like you do nothing but worry about your feelings being reciprocated. Luckily, some sudden insights arrive this week to break you out of your rut. Schedule an extra therapy appointment or a long overdue phone call with a bestie. Both are sure to be cathartic.
This week’s mantra: “Resolve.”
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This is the busiest week you’ve had in a long time. You have both exciting projects at work and some major life milestones to celebrate with your friends. But with all this sudden momentum comes opportunity for burnout. Before you cancel on your BFF’s birthday dinner out of exhaustion, try to check yourself. Is this something you really want to miss?
This week’s mantra: “Balance.”
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You’ve been nervous about introducing your new boyfriend to your friends, but on the 3rd, some unexpected events lead to the two of you making a sudden social debut! Rather than trying to control everyone’s perception of you as a couple, just go with the flow. Soak up those compliments about how cute you look together and go from there.
This week’s mantra: “Reveal.”
Virgo (August 23 – September 23)
Travel or education plans that got derailed due to sickness back in December are suddenly on the table again this week. The problem is that you feel too busy to fully commit. Sure, you have deadlines and obligations, but how often do you get a second chance for something like this? Go for the adventure!
This week’s mantra: “Fly.”
Libra (September 23 – October 21)
This year is already shaping up to be extremely fast-paced and busy which is why it’s been such a blessing to have space in the last week or so to focus on your health. It might sound woo-woo, but routines and boundaries really do create space for manifestation. Keep chipping away at the little tasks that get you closer to fulfilling big dreams.
This week’s mantra: “Maintain.”
Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)
This is the week when you (perhaps unexpectedly) let yourself rest. Work isn’t perfect, but it’s stable. Your dating life could be better, but you don’t have to beat yourself up about not finding anyone on Tinder that you like. Veg on the couch and binge Love Island. You deserve it.
This week’s mantra: “Calm.”
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Although this week is mostly smooth sailing for you, it seems like everyone around you is going through their own little epiphany or crisis. Part of you is relieved that you’re not the one in the throes of it, but a larger part of you is jealous that you’re not hogging the spotlight. Just wait it out. You’ll have your turn.
This week’s mantra: “Gratitude.”
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Although you have many plans to finally get your life on track this week, all of this goes out the window when you find a new crush or creative project. Instead of beating yourself up for choosing something “frivolous,” why not go with it? You only know how things will end if you let them begin.
This week’s mantra: “Crush.”
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
What you think is going to be a lowkey birthday celebration with a few close friends on the 3rd turns into an all-night rager. Your wildest friends show up with a few bottles of your favorite natural wine and turn your living room into an impromptu dance floor. Go with the flow and try not to worry about who’s cleaning up afterwards.
This week’s mantra: “Just dance!”
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Last week’s confidence boost becomes this week’s existential crisis when you start questioning whether you actually deserve to feel this happiness. Luckily when you call a friend to self-deprecate, she quickly pulls you out of the funk. Time to break some of those long held beliefs that keep you stuck.
This week’s mantra: “Complete.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.
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