Time To Find Your Motivation: Weekly Horoscopes For January 7-11

Welcome to 2019, Betches. Sure, we’re technically seven days, in but everyone knows that first work week after NYE doesn’t count. The resolutions you shattered 30 minutes into January 1st? Reset. The motivation to drag your *ss out of bed and make it to work? Recovered. Your tolerance for every and any kind of bullsh*t? Replenished.

The year is new, the House is blue, and the world is your oyster. Here are the first of your 2019 betchy weekly horoscopes.


2019 is going to be a year of big moves, Aries, and they’re coming at you fast. Things are going to start getting exciting soon, and you need to be ready to jump into action. Lean into your naturally bold nature and let your gut guide you through this journey. People always say that the path that scares you the most is the one you should take, but that’s not always the case. Make decisions that work for you, not for the shock factor of your friends and family.


The restraint and frugality you clung to in 2018 is about to pay off, Taurus. This is the year that you let loose and start treating yourself for all that ceaseless hard work. Use this week to start planning our your next couple months and figuring out where you can spare some time for yourself. Be it an extravagant trip abroad, or a quiet weekend in seclusion, you’ve earned your chance to escape for a bit.


2018 ended in a lot of uncertainty, Gemini, and it doesn’t look like that will be clearing up any time soon. As much as you hate going about your day without a firm plan in place, try to lean into this lack of natural boundaries. Pushing you out of your comfort zone is the fastest route to growth, and you’re definitely less than comfortable with the vague nature of your life at the moment. The important things will start to take shape soon enough, and until then you’ll just have to trust that you know what you’re doing.


Your tendency to move to the beat of your own drum and generally ignore those around you has always been an endearing trait, Cancer. But at times, like right now, it can also prove dangerous. You can still be a free spirit while listening to the guidance of your friends, who are typically the ones standing off to the sidelines and making sure you don’t carelessly float into any shitty situations. If they have misgivings about certain aspects of your life right now, trust them–their vision isn’t obscured by your daily whims.


Guess what 2019 is, Leo? The year of making some godd*mn decisions. And better than that? The year of sticking to them. Let’s be real for a sec–you spent most of 2018 (and your life, tbh) waffling back and forth, refusing to commit to anything. Well, no more. Start your year off on the right foot by making a decision this week. Any decision. It can be small. Just do something and stick with it, and let that momentum carry you into the rest of the year.


After a lifetime year spent catering to the emotional needs of other people, it’s time to start taking care of yourself, Virgo. Like, this week. Today. Cancel the plans you were dreading, RSVP no to the 17 baby showers or bridal-related invites sitting in your inbox, put on your softest, most forgiving pants, and spend this week focusing on you. You’ll be amazed at how much time you have to do so now that you aren’t providing good-natured, but ultimately detrimental emotion support to the entire tri-state area.


You’ve had a shockingly productive year so far Libra (it’s only been a week but go with me here), and if you play your cards right, you could ride that momentum right into February. Honestly, whatever you’re doing right now, stick with it. It’s clearly working. Be careful not to shine to0 bright and burn out early. If 2018 was any indication, we have a long year ahead of us. You’ll need that energy and brimming optimism for as long as it’ll last.


2019 is looking bright, Scorpio. You’ve spent the last couple years working your *ss off and laying the groundwork for some big moves, and it’s finally coming to fruition. While it may be tempting to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, don’t stop grinding. I’d make a joke about getting that bread here, but it’s a new year, so now we’re getting that carb-free substitute, because it’s January and we all need to pretend like resolutions to eat better are still a thing. Whatever you’re getting, may it be fulfilling.


With the holidays and your birthday season behind us, it’s time for a reset, Sagittarius. You’ve been non-stop celebrating/partying/organizing/nursing a hangover since the end of November, and it’s finally time to Calm Down. Turn off your phone. Ignore Instagram. Forget that you ate Christmas cookies for six straight weeks. Take these next couple days to get your life back on track, whether that be emotionally, physically, or financially. If we’re being honest, it’s probably all of the above.


We’re just about halfway through your season, Capricorn, which begs the question: have you accomplished everything you’ve set out to do? If not, this is the week to get going. This is the time of year when you’ll feel most connected to yourself, so don’t let the dreary weather or post-Holiday funk trick you into wasting it. Start that project you’ve been de-prioritizing. Reach out to those people that you miss (even though you would never admit it). Speak your piece, get your closure, make your mark. The world won’t wait, and it’s not in your nature to do so either.


The start of January hasn’t been too kind to you, huh, Aquarius? Don’t worry, better things are on the horizon, and of course by better things I mean the start of Aquarius season. That time of year when you’re at your most powerful is just around the corner, at which point your 2019 will truly begin. Until then, take care of yourself. Use this week to lay low, recover your energy, and prepare for what’s to come. Seeing as how the start of Aquarius season happens to coincide with the “Super Blood Wolf Moon,” you may want to prepare your loved ones as well.


Change is on the horizon, Pisces. Actually–horizon makes it sound like some event that will never come to fruition. More accurately, change is on your doorstep, and it’s time you address it. You may think you’ve prepared yourself physically, but there’s no telling what kind of emotional toll a major life adjustment will take. Be extra kind to yourself during this process, and recognize that even your meticulously organized plan may have some hiccups.

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Mary Kate Fotch
Mary Kate Fotch
Mary Kate recently moved to Amsterdam, where she spends a good chunk of her time trying to not die on a bike. She was forced to develop a sense of humor at an early age for many reasons, not the least of which being that she grew up with the name Mary Kate during the Olsen twin era. Follow her on Instagram if you're interested almost exclusively in Huji edits or stories about her overweight cat.