By Amelia Quint
It’s a new year, and with romance planet Venus in sync with serious Saturn this month, it’s the perfect moment to set new goals in love. It’s slow and steady, so don’t feel like you have to rush into anything after the holidays. Trust that the cosmic timing will work in your favor, and keep your mind—and heart—open to what happens in the next four weeks.
What’s in the stars for your zodiac sign this month? Read on to find out—and read for your Bumble crush, too!
You’ve been in high demand since lucky Jupiter moved into your sign over the holidays—but with love goddess Venus in your social sector from the 2nd to the 26th, you’ve still got plenty of time for your friends. When the sun joins in on the 20th, along with a new moon the very next day, you’re ready to welcome new people to your world and get closer with friends who’ve been on your team for years.
Even better, Mars is direct in your talkative third house on the 12th which motivates you to strike up interesting conversations. Whether you get to know your barista or start taking a new class, you’ll learn so much from meeting new people.
With Venus in your publicity zone from the 2nd to the 26th (followed by the sun on the 20th and a new moon on the 21st), it’s the perfect time to update your Bumble profile with that gorgeous new candid photo of you with perfect lighting.
Still, your biggest reveal this month comes on the 22nd, when Uranus direct in your sign shows you just how much you’ve changed in the last six months. It’s a significant shift, but the people who care about you most will support your growth.
Action planet Mars was retrograde in your sign over the holidays, and it may have felt like one step forward, two steps back at times. But once it’s direct again on the 12th, you finally make progress. On top of that, your ruling planet Mercury is direct in your intimacy zone on the 18th, which clears your head when it comes to past love (or lust) and what you want in a relationship in the future.
Don’t be surprised if you find it’s different from what you’re used to, because with Venus in your exploratory ninth house from the 2nd to the 26th, you’re craving a romantic adventure. Sample some exciting food with your Bumble date, or if you’re up for it, try something spicy together.
It’s cold outside, and with Venus in your intimate eighth house this cuffing season from the 2nd to the 26th, you’re ready to cuddle up and stay cozy with someone special. With the sun there from the 21st (and a new moon the day after), you’re ready to let your feelings show and open up about deeper topics than just the usual conversation starters. This is especially the case when Venus syncs with serious Saturn on the 22nd.
Meanwhile, communication planet Mercury is direct on the 18th after a three-week retrograde in your relationship zone, which might help clear up any “What are we?” confusion and helps you express what you’re looking for in a partner.
Lucky you, Leo! With amorous Venus in your relationship zone from the 2nd to the 26th—and your intimacy sector right after—the stars are aligned for plenty of romance this month. Plus, the sun joins the party on the 20th along with a new moon on the 21st to make sure you’re feeling the love in 2023.
Other days to watch? Mars is direct in your friendly eleventh house on the 12th, helping to smooth over any arguments in your social circle. Mercury is direct in your smart sixth house on the 18th, so make sure to organize your schedule so that you can fit in way more fun later this month.
You love a good new year’s goal, and this year, the stars are aligned to give you a head start towards yours. Sweet Venus in your health and habits zone on the 2nd helps you prioritize self-care, and with the sun and a new moon there (on the 20th and 21st, respectively), you’re energized by starting new daily routines that make you feel great.
When Mars was retrograde in your publicity sector over the holidays, it was likely quite the pressure cooker, but once it’s direct on the 12th, you’ll get to relax. Mercury is direct in your romance zone on the 18th, encouraging plenty of flirty messages and dates to take your mind off the stress.
You’re already charming, Libras, but with your ruling planet Venus in your playful fifth house from the 2nd to the 26th, you might be feeling even more flirtatious than usual. When it aligns with no-nonsense Saturn on the 22nd, you’ll be ready to tell your Bumble crush exactly how you feel. And in the meantime, the sun and a new moon there (on the 20th and 21st, respectively) may help you attract more Bumble matches.
Also on the 22nd, rebel Uranus is direct in your intimacy zone and inspires you to break with tradition and set your own romantic standards over the next six months.
Having your ruling planet Mars retrograde in your sensual eighth house over the last few months might have felt like you lost a bit of your spark to holiday stress. But once it’s direct again on the 12th, your desires ignite into a full-fledged flame. After that, Mercury is direct in your communication zone, making it easier to ask for what you really want.
Next up, rebellious Uranus direct in your relationship zone on the 22nd inspires you to get creative with your partner. Venus in your pleasure sector on the 26th means you’ll have plenty of fun together in and out of the bedroom.
Deep feelings get illuminated under the Cancer full moon in your intimacy zone on the 6th, so prepare for some major soul searching—and sharing. You’ve been rethinking what your relationship needs are with Mars retrograde in your partnership sector, and once it’s direct again on the 12th, it’s so much easier to meet them. Plus, Mercury is direct in your value-minded second house on the 18th which helps you approach those conversations with confidence.
Meanwhile, Venus in your communal third house from the 2nd to the 26th (alongside the sun and a new moon on the 20th and 21st) turns you into a social butterfly. You’re always on the lookout for kindred spirits, and this month, the stars are aligned for you to find them.
Get ready to go deep, because when the Cancer full moon lights up your relationship zone on the 6th, the emotional floodgates open. It’s great for expressing heartfelt feelings, while wild Uranus direct in your playful fifth house on the 22nd encourages you to flirt, explore, and stay open to new experiences in love over the next six months.
Romantic Venus moves through your luxurious second house from the 2nd to the 26th, encouraging you to splurge on fancy dates. With the sun and the new moon involved (on the 20th and 21st, respectively), you’ll probably have a special new beginning to celebrate. Savor the moment, and enjoy a great start to 2023!
With Venus in your sign from the 2nd to the 26th—and in sync with long-haul Saturn on the 22nd—you’re ready to commit to yourself. Self-care is your first priority this month, and it’s perfect timing since you’ll want to be prepared to soak up the spotlight with your season kicking off on the 20th, and an Aquarius new moon on the 21st.
The biggest relief arrives on the 12th, when passion planet Mars will finally be direct after a months-long retrograde in your romance zone. If things with your Bumble crush have fizzled, this could rekindle the original spark. Or, if you’ve been taking a break from dating, you’ll now have plenty of energy to get back on the scene.
Love goddess Venus spends most of the month in your dreamy twelfth house, where you can spend the 2nd to the 26th reimagining what you want out of romance in 2023. With the sun there from the 20th and a new moon on the 21st, you’re craving more magic in your love life this year. Think soulmates, shared secrets, and intuiting each other’s feelings.
Make your wishes, because when Venus moves into your sign on the 26th, they may come true! For a preview of what it might feel like, pay attention to what feelings come up when the tender Cancer new moon lights up your pleasure-focused fifth house early this month on the 5th.