Jan. 17 weekly horoscope

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Aries: As someone who can be impulsive, this instinct may be feeling heightened right now. You have good intuition, but try not to jump to conclusions about those around you. It might not always seem true, but people usually have good intentions!

Taurus: With Venus in retrograde, you might feel a sense of rebirth in the air. Act on it! Try something you’ve been scared to do and go out of your comfort zone! I know you crave predictability and routine, but sometimes it’s good to be spontaneous.

Gemini: Is there a big decision you’ve been putting off for fear of upsetting others? If so, now is the time to finally take that jump, even if it feels scary. If you’re feeling indecisive, as you tend to be, choose whichever option is calling you more, even if it may not be the “right” choice.

Cancer: You may still be feeling the effects of something that happened to you when you were younger—maybe now stronger than ever before. Although it can be scary, if you don’t confront your past, you will never be able to truly live in the present.

Leo: As a deeply independent person, you are often drawn towards people who are either too similar or too different from you. Now, there may be a relatively new person in your life who is a perfect balance: they can match your best qualities and help tame your more negative ones. Although it may be frightening, try to let them into your life! Good will most likely come from it.

Virgo: For someone who is usually very humble, you may have received an ego boost recently. Though this may feel foreign to you, try to embrace it! There is nothing wrong with being proud of your achievements; pride is not the same thing as arrogance.

Libra: Have you been having especially vivid dreams recently? If so, try to keep track of them, especially ones centered around family or a sense of rebirth. Although it may sound silly, your subconscious often highlights ideas you’ve kept hidden, either out of fear or shame. Maybe spend some time journaling and unpacking these thoughts; it may be surprisingly enlightening for you.

Scorpio: As someone who tends to see the glass as half-empty, you may have a hard time believing in abstract things such as luck or fate. Try to focus on the good things in your life right now, especially auspicious events. Being an optimist every now and then isn’t silly, it’s good for you!

Sagittarius: As a Sagittarius, you are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck. However, this does not mean you are not a hard worker; you can be very determined when it comes to things you truly care about. Now is the time to let your luck and optimism work with your natural determination to achieve things that make you feel happy!

Capricorn: You are not someone who is easily forced to do anything, especially when it comes to leaving your comfort zone. Although this may mean you miss out on things from time to time, it is still a good quality to have. Stay true to yourself and what you believe is best for you, even if others may disagree.

Aquarius: You are someone who tends to rationalize your emotions rather than truly feeling them. This may cause conflict in a relationship that is important to you in the coming weeks. If you notice this happening, try to tap into some of your natural intuition; you often notice a great deal more about people than you realize.

Pisces: You are someone who knows what they want, even if you are often too afraid to share it with others. Now is the time for you to open up about what you truly want in life. Your friends may be able to help you achieve your goals in ways you never expected.