Winter Sucks But Your Week Won't: Weekly Horoscopes, January 28-February 1

Winter is in full swing, my friends. The temperatures are sub-zero, the sun is a distant memory, and the serotonin is non-existent. And it’s only January. But fear not! The weather may be miserable, but you don’t have to be. Check out your betchy weekly horoscope below to see what’s in store.


You work hard for what you want, Aries, and you deserve to reap the benefits every once in a while. This week, take a chance to stop and not only recognize where your nonstop grind has gotten you so far, but also revel in it a little bit. All work and no play makes you a terrible person to be around, so try playing a little, yeah? After you blow off some of that steam that’s constantly building up inside you, you’ll find that you’re able to better focus on the projects that matter. Which means more success. Which means more living it up. See where I’m going here? You’re on a vicious cycle trending toward success, just make sure you don’t burn out before you get there.


It’s your time to shine, Taurus. This week presents the perfect opportunity for you to step up into that spotlight you’ve been craving for some time now. Be it work, relationships, or even just a personal passion project, you’re primed to make your move. So what could possibly go wrong? Oh nothing, only your tendency to overthink things to the point of destruction. Over the next couple days, try ignoring the voice in your head and following your gut instead. It’ll be tricky at first, but you’ll find yourself making bolder decisions than usual, and this is the best time to be doing it.


Change is on the horizon, Gemini. Well, the distant horizon, but still, it’s coming. You’ve got big things on your mind this week, and it’s about time you start making decisions and taking steps in the eventual direction you’d like to end up in. Is change scary? Hell yeah. If it wasn’t, we probably wouldn’t look to horoscopes to tell us what to do with ourselves. But the fun is in the fear, at least according to fortune cookie from my takeout last night. Try leaning into those nerve-racking notions and imagining what would happen if you actually followed through on them. Is there a bit of thrill underlying all that dread? If so, you’ve probably found your answer.


This week is all about focusing on your relationships, Cancer. Not that they’re in trouble by any means—but they need tending to if you want them to continue to grow. Over the next few days, take stock of the people in your life and how they make you feel on a regular basis. Is it good? Great, keep them around. Is it bad? Maybe examine why that is and see what you can do to fix it. Are you indifferent? Trim the fat. There is no room in your life for people who bring nothing to the table. There may be some tough decisions coming your way, but they’re one that will benefit you in the long run. Buckle up, stock up on the calming agent of your choice, and get moving.


This is a week for communication, Leo. If there’s anything you need to get off your chest, or a conversation you’ve been meaning to have but just haven’t been able to tackle, now would be a good time to start working on it. As much as you love being the center of attention, these conversations might veer into territory that makes you uncomfortable. But that’s okay! It’s good to engage your vulnerable side every once in a while, at the very least to remind yourself that you still have one. Go into the week open-minded yet resolute on what you need to accomplish, and let the rest fall into place.


You’ve got some soul-searching coming your way, Virgo. I know—your favorite thing. It’s been a rocky few weeks and they’ve left you feeling a little detached from the regular hustle of your day-to-day life. But before you set about righting things, ask yourself this: is the detached thing working for you? It’s possible that you just needed a bit of a shake up to put things in perspective, and maybe you’re finding that you’re not as excited to get back into the way things were as you expected. Maybe floating without purpose is exactly what you need right now, until you find something important enough to bring you back down to the surface. Take your time figuring it out, because once you make a move it’s likely to stick. Until then, float on my friend.


Let’s talk about love, Libra. It’s been on your mind lately and not just because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. You don’t care about that kind of thing anyway. But you do care about people, and your relationships with them. This is the perfect week for diving into that and pursuing what you want. Looking for love? Get out there, kid. Have love, but feel like it’s getting stale? Inject some life back into it. Finding yourself getting bored with your current situation? Cut ties and move on. Whatever it takes to get your love life on the course you want it to be on, make those moves this week. Having someone by your side might be just the thing you need to navigate the rest of this miserable winter.


This is a week for diving into your creative pursuits, Scorpio. Don’t have any? Well, it’s the perfect time to get some then. Not to go full Bob Ross on you, but it doesn’t matter if you’re any good. What matters is that hopefully picking up a hobby will help you to calm down for once in your life. Stress isn’t cute, but you know what is? Needlepointing inappropriate lyrics and then framing them for your friends. Focusing on something that isn’t work or school will give you some much needed time to just sit back and reflect. And if that doesn’t work, at least you have some fun gifts to give people now.


This week will leave you feeling impulsive, Sagittarius. Our recommendation, first and foremost, is to ignore that instinct. If we’re being honest, spur-of-the-moment decisions haven’t really ever been your thing. This is no different. Instead, use that impulsive nature to identify the things in your life that you’d like to change. Write them down, think on them, and see if you’re still feeling the same way two weeks from now. If you are, maybe it wasn’t a rash choice made in the name of astrology, but something that you actually want to pursue but are too scared to consider. Either way, lay low this week in favor of big moves in the future. And please, for the love of God, don’t get bangs.


Listen, Capricorn. We get it. You just came off an exhausting birthday season, which was preceded by an even more exhausting holiday period, and you are bone tired. It’s understandable, and no one would bat an eye if you decided to burrow into your bed for the next week or so. In fact, that sounds like a good idea. Take some time for yourself, your bed, and an ample amount of Netflix. You’ve earned it. Only venture out for the important things like food or more food. Don’t let people try to guilt you into showing up to things. To be safe, might want to just put your phone on Do Not Disturb mode and settle back for a nice three day nap. See you on the other side.


There’s a lot brewing in that overwrought mind of yours right now, Aquarius and if you’re not careful, it could negatively impact those around you. Loathe to believe it, it’s time to address your feelings. I know, it’s going to be rough. However, the other option is to let it slowly fester away until you explode and take out the people you actually care about that. You don’t want to do that, especially right before your birthday party. This week, try taking a step back and making time for yourself, time dedicated to working through your shit. Build a safe space, whatever that may be, and stay there until you’re balanced enough to come out and safely interact with the public.


Listen to me carefully Pisces: you can’t do it alone. Despite what you have yourself believing, you are not a one woman army. In fact, you have a pretty substantial army full of people who would be willing to step in, if only you’d let them. The word of the week is delegation – learn it, love it, use it. The more you share your workload, the more you’ll be able to focus on the things that matter, and likely the less insane you’ll be. It’s truly a win-win-win here. But first, you must learn to let go and have faith that everyone else won’t royally f*ck it up.

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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.