Weekly horoscopes: December 29 to January 4

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The astrological signs depicted in sticker pop art style on a light blue background.

It’s time to start planning for the New Year! The new moon can be on Sunday, right after New Years Day, but it is a more introspective new moon, with less emphasis on big plans and more on personal growth. Make sure your resolutions are reasonable and that you are kind to yourself.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Last week I said take a step back, but this week I’m telling you to prepare yourself to get back in the ring. Prepare for the future – immediate or long term – but don’t worry too much about the “what ifs”. This is more of a productive mindset than doomsday precautions.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Let go of your stubbornness. Much of your problems may be due to your own inability to change your mind. It is one thing to stand firm in your convictions; never compromising for others is another. Your loved ones can develop grudges if their needs don’t reach you.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Don’t be afraid of failure. You set high standards for yourself which is good, but the pressure to achieve your goals can get overwhelming. Remember, we are still in a pandemic that has changed our perception of accomplishment and success.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Trust that you are enough. You have done all you can to help others and it is time to relax a bit. Throw on a comedy special or healthy TV show and curl up on your couch or bed for a few hours. I suggest “Schitt’s Creek” or a Hannah Gadsby special.

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

Expand and redefine your comfort zone. You are often uncomfortable with lulls in conversation, whether in person or via text. Examine why. You could begin to find freedom in this quiet place. A break is just a break; you can press play again whenever you want.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

Clean up your room. I mean it literally and metaphorically. Despite the stereotype that Virgos are the most orderly signs, you can potentially be quite messy. You like to control other projects or people, but you often lose that willpower when it comes to yourself.

Libra (September 23 to October 22)

What does success mean to you? Maybe it’s a million little things going your way, maybe it’s an unbreakable lucky streak. Discover contentment however it manifests in you. It starts with looking within and celebrating your own growth.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

Encourage self-esteem. Water signs usually like self-deprecation, but you tend to go overboard. If you are truly bothered by your flaws, work on them instead of breaking down for them, but be prepared to accept yourself exactly as you are.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

If you are in a bad spot right now, know that you are not alone. Your high ambitions may have slowly waned over the past month due to illness or family stress, which is a perfectly human situation to fall into. You’ll be fine. In the meantime, take care of yourself!

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

Have a good birthing season! Take it easy this week. Holidays are usually chaotic even if you don’t go, and it can get exhausting having to be a part of it all. Take some quality rest and try to pamper yourself because you are worth it.

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Continue with the flow. Right now, either you are happily basking in the serene eye of the storm, or you are unhappy and drenched by it. Whatever situation applies to you right now, make the most of your situation as best you can – there are always ways to improve your life.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Distract yourself. Yes, the world seems to be crumbling and irreversibly set ablaze, but there’s not much that one person can do. Unless you’re a billionaire, you can look away if your global anxiety becomes too much to handle.