Horoscopes Over Winter Break: Lunar New Year and Mercury Retrograde


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A winter landscape featuring a snow covered forest with the sun visible through the trees.

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A lot has happened in the skies overall during the time spent in between HCC’s fall and spring semesters. This article highlights Mercury’s entry into retrograde and the events taking place on Chinese New Year, January 22, 2023.

Aries: March 21-April 19

You have been aiming for a big goal but you can’t make much progress right now since there’s prior work, unreviewed details and a few final touches this project requires before it is 100% ready. Maintain your good work, remain patient and avoid becoming frustrated when you encounter difficulties. You could form a stronger relationship with an older person or an individual in a position of power in a community to which you participate. Perhaps this older, wiser someone will offer you guidance.

Taurus: April 20-May 20

If you have any winter travel plans, check your itinerary, arrive early for any planes or trains and pack practically everything you need in your bag. The most difficult challenges you’ll face right now will be linked to travel and education. You choose to project an appealing yet conservative attitude to the rest of the world. You want to be respected. You want to appear good, and you certainly don’t want to be showy. You’ll know how to find the proper balance since you’ve always appreciated quality.

Gemini: May 21-June 20

You must establish harmony in the deepest, most intimate connections. Your relationships may be teetering out of balance. You’ll regain your lost equilibrium if you talk it out and discuss your feelings. You will enjoy serious talks with elderly or more experienced people since you want to comprehend the environment and put things into context.

Cancer: June 21-July 22

With Mercury retrograde in your relationship zone, you might expect a few ex-lovers to make an appearance in your life shortly. Not just romantic ex-partners but also former acquaintances and coworkers. If you still have grudges towards ghosts from your former career, love or friendships, now is the moment to put them to rest so you can go on. Someone may offer you a useful present or perform a helpful and significant favor for you soon.

Leo: July 23-August 22

Work is depleting you now and you may feel as if you have not had a good vacation from the routine in a very long time. Mercury retrograde is undoubtedly confirming that mood and it’s because you need to examine your daily routine. Improve your routines and form healthy habits and you’ll be able to complete the remainder of your work to-do list without feeling stressed. It is difficult to communicate your love for others; nonetheless, the affection remains. Saturn is conjunct with Venus, which will curb your desire to express yourself. Some of you may have to say your final goodbyes.

Virgo: August 23-September 22

Mercury retrograde will be simpler for you than for other signs. You are being urged to reconnect with your childhood self right now. Start doing activities that will fulfill any childhood interests and wishes while also being fun. Maybe you used to be enamored with a certain music or movie. Bring back childhood delights into your life. It will vastly improve your well-being.

Libra: September 23-October 22

This Mercury retrograde, family conflict is the name of the game and any domestic troubles that arise. Your family may be having difficulty getting together, and your roommates may be behaving unusually difficult right now—or so you think. Work on compromising with individuals and listening to them more, and you’ll be able to solve these challenges.

Scorpio: October 23-November 21

You are rediscovering the power of your words and actions. You believe you know precisely what your vision is right now, but every time you open your lips you get gobbledygook. Before sending emails or texts, double-check them to ensure that everything is intelligible and free of typos. A conversation with an elderly relative will be both useful and sobering. Nonetheless, you may cover significant ground and be pleased with the outcomes. You might also talk about living expenses that must be managed.

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

It is time to go over your finances. If you’re feeling particularly strapped for cash right now, go over your bank statements. You’d be shocked at how much money you waste on things you hardly ever use. It’s time to sort out your priorities. You may be reserved while interacting with people. Someone may see you as cool or unapproachable. Indeed, you do feel distant, which makes you hesitant to communicate your emotions. Take precautions to avoid mishaps.

Capricorn: December 22-January 19

Capricorn Zodiac sign in the blue night sky with trees. (Deposit Photos)

With this retrograde in your sign, you may be experiencing bad luck these days, but that does not guarantee that it will be a miserable time. You need to be more cautious about how you communicate your ideas to others. Concentrate on saying things nicely and improving your listening skills. The ongoing retrograde is assisting you in doing so by highlighting all the flaws in your existing communication techniques.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18

Exes of all types are resurfacing. This retrograde energizes your natal chart’s zone of previous phases and patterns, so you are in the process of revisiting old times. Do not assume your ex has evil intentions. Try to listen to them! Then react politely, and continue from there. Fair Venus is conjunct with Saturn in your astrological sign, making you emotionally cautious and restrained. Even if you feel strong affection for people, you will be reserved in expressing it. Embrace the uncertainty, and refrain from doing anything you’ll come to regret.

Pisces: February 19-March 20

Right now, your friend circle is like a giant game of musical chairs. Old friends are returning, while some of your current pals are leaving, and you’re learning a lot about the folks you spend your time with. Sure, there will be drama ahead, but if you concentrate on cutting out the poisonous, shady relationships and strengthening the healthy friendships in your life, you’ll end up with the finest squad ever. It’s conceivable that you’re feeling alone or lonely today. There appears to be a chasm that you are unable to traverse. However, this is a transient effect, so don’t let it faze you.