Jan 20, 2017 12:53PM

Oyster Horoscopes: Your Readings For The Month Of Aquarius (January 21 - February 19)

Destiny IRL.

It's a new year and we've got everything you need to know about the "new you" that comes along with it. So is it time to overhaul your whole life or will a fresh haircut do the trick? Let celestially in-tune chick Jessica Lanyadoo advise you below. 

ARIES

Body Matters:
With self-indulgent and spontaneous Venus and Mars in your first house from the 29th onwards, it may be tempting to eat bonbons on the couch and tell other people how to live this month. Don't do it! Use this energising shift to up your steeze and to get active. You have so much energy that needs an outlet, and the worst thing you could do is to waste it on criticism and anger. Channel what you're feeling into life-affirming actions that move you forward, Aries.

Social Scene:
Watch your mouth, Aries! If you're not careful, you'll say things around the end of January that you can't take back but that you wish you could. It's easy for you to drop some truth without considering who it might hurt. Even if you mean no harm by it, stop and think before you speak or tweet incendiary shit, and generally try to avoid putting others down this month. The eclipse has got everyone extra sensi, and while you don't need to take care of how everyone else is feeling, you don't need to poo on them either.

Workspace:
Don't take the bait; if someone pulls petty moves with you, the worst thing you can do is to respond. You don't need to justify or defend yourself to people who you already know won't get it, Aries. When you feel upset at work, you're not at your most strategic, and that's no good. Get your head in the game, my friend, especially around the end of January. This month will bring with it potential for big stuff; it may be potential for something great or just a huge pain in your ass, so be clear-headed before you open something up that you can't close back up again.

Love:
You've been holding on to helluv old baggage, Aries. What other people think or do is not really about you — how you respond to those things is the only true reflection of your actual self. The Full Moon Lunar eclipse on the 10th is a great opportunity to get intentional about what (or who) you need to let go of. Whether you need to kick a bish to the curb or finally forgive yourself or someone else for something in the past, it's time to get serious about resetting your emotional landscape. Love and like are meant to be creative forces; let them transform you this month, bb.

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­TAURUS

Body Matters:
Aquarius Season is the perfect time to get right with your sexuality. Now don't get me wrong — I'm not talking about the act of sex as much as your own feels and impulses around your sexuality. That's a thing that's bigger than any lover or fluctuation in your waistline. Your sexuality is not meant to be solely a show or a service — it's an embodiment of a huge and meaningful part of your spirit and creative self. Be honest with yourself about where you're at and what you need, and don't be scared to do a little field research if you need to. ;) 

Social Scene: 
When they're not the best and greatest, people can be so annoying. It's time for you to finally deal with your fam. Things have been brewing over the past six months or so, and the Full Moon on the 10th is going to make them spill over if you're not careful. Just because you love and trust a person doesn't mean that you won't have to have some hard heart-to-hearts now and again. Make sure you're not being passive-aggressive because it'll backfire on you and your interests in the long-term, Taurus.

Workspace:
The New Moon on the 27th of January is a great time to realign yourself with your goals. If you've gotten caught up in the details of your game and forgotten about the main point, use this energy to close the gap. You're in a solid place to build from as long as you don't let the little things get in your way. There are the tasks you need to complete to attain your goals and then your big picture goals themselves; have the wisdom to not get the two twisted, Taurus.

Love:
The thing about feelings is that they add colour to everything, and sometimes no one can see the shades you see quite like you see them. We're in eclipse season, and feels are running high. Your job is to allow yourself or your bae to have whatever emotions are up without going on a fixing spree, Taurus. Sometimes feelings just are, and they don't need to be broken down and mastered. It's OK if you feel confused or scared, just don't rush past those feels to get to a safer place; your greatest happiness will come out of the messiness, not in spite of it. 

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GEMINI

Body Matters:
Finding balance is not like finding the bus stop; it's not a single location that you arrive at and then: voila! You're healed! No, inner peace is a shifting location within you that needs consistent attention and care from you, Twinny. The only way to be able to attain the emotional and mental state that you want is through your meat suit, TBH. Use your bod as the tool that it's meant to be for connecting you to the present moment. You don't have to be in control, you just have to participate, my love.

Social Scene: 
There's likely to be lots going on for you socially this month, and how good that feels kind of depends on you. If you've been investing in the kinds of friendships you need over the last six or so months, you're likely to have a great time this season. Shit may go down in your crew, but it'll bring you closer to people instead of pull you apart. If you've been skimming the surface or hanging with bishes you don't really trust, this eclipse season is going to make that really uncomfortable for you. Don't deny and shut down; learn from what feels bad, Twin Star.

Workspace:
There are ways that you assert what you need that aren't working for you, Twin Star. That's not to say that you're supposed to talk more, mind you. It's eclipse season, and that means that you're on alert to take stock of how you've been relating to and communicating the truth. There's no one way to speak your mind, but if you're being honest with yourself, can you say you've been saying what needs to be said? You're unlikely to get where you want to be if you don't point yourself there. Ask for help in equal parts to how heartily you help yourself this month.

Love:
A great way to get into trouble this month is to run at the mouth, Gemmy. Not everything that you think needs to be said, especially to your beloved. This is a good time to crack out the Dear Diary, especially in the first half of Aquarius Season; you need to work out your thoughts about your lover life, and doing that with your love may make you more confused. Instead of seeking answers from the surface, dig deep into your own motivations and feels to find a truth you can work with, lover.

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CANCER

Body Matters:
Changing your body from a place of self-hate doesn't work. I mean, it works, but not for long. Satisfaction with your physical self doesn't come from obsessing on what others think and trying to fit a mold. It comes from health. Being healthy within your bod is not about not being sick either, it's about having the strength to love yourself through the ups and downs of your physical existence. You were not put on this earth to be accepted by others, Moonchild. You're here to accept and love yourself. Get to it.

Social Scene: 
Your crew is alright, but your deep friendships may be traveling a bit of a rocky road right now. Confront the things that feel off, but beware: there's what you need to say to your Dear Diary, and then there's what you need the other person to hear. One sounds like accusations: "you're self-involved and you never ask me about me", and the other like something your pal can work with: "I feel sad because I haven't been sharing as much about what's going on with me as I would like to, and it's making me feel less close to you".

Workspace:
If you've fallen out of step with what you value, this Full Moon on the 10th is gonna knock you on your backside, Moonchild, and it won't be pretty. Your feelings are hella important (duh), and if you've been ignoring them to pursue work that you think you 'should' be doing, the feels are gonna catch up with you this season. Life is full of compromise, and that is what it is; what you've got to keep up with is where you're at and what you need regarding the concessions you're making. Don't throw attitude for lies you've been telling yourself. Catch up with reality, and adjust yourself as needed.

Love:
Be on the lookout for aggression and defensiveness at the end of January, Moonchild. You're not going to get very far in your love life if you can't tolerate your own emotions. It's not that you can't as much as you don't want to, especially when you feel guilty or wrong-headed (aka when you most need to). If you lash out at this time then not only will you be creating drama with a life of its own, but you'll be missing a golden opportunity to garner a deeper understanding of your own vulnerabilities. Honour your feelings without picking fights that no one will win.

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LEO

Body Matters:
Everything's coming to the surface, Leo. You can pretend that things are cool when they're not, but that doesn't make it so. Your bod is likely to act out with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 10th. Instead of treating it like a thing that needs to be managed, attempt to nurture TF out of your BFF (body friend forever). When your system requests something of you, really listen to what it's asking for. Even if you manage to elude yourself now, there's another eclipse coming for you at the start of Pisces season. Nurture your needs, even if that slows you down, Leo.

Social Scene: 
There's a great flow in your social life that you're likely to be taking advantage of. The trick is to not create a set of surface relationships with people that don't really get you. When things get real, which they inevitably do, you need babes around you that can read you, Leo. Take emotional risks with at least one friend this month. Go deeper than your comfort zone would permit and share something real this month, even if it's hella awkward. Embrace the transformative power of friendship.

Workspace:
You're excellent at reacting to things with strength, but that's not the same as enacting what's right. You may have gotten caught up in responding to the pressures around you so much that you've fallen out of step with what you really, really want, Leo. Take a step back from your deadlines and dramas, and ask yourself what the point of it all is. Your life is yours, so don't live it for anyone else. Make changes if you need to this month.

Love:
Someone new is likely to enter your life with the New Moon on the 27th, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll be romantic. The thing about love is that it doesn't have to be sassy to be healing. Romantic love is hot, but platonic love can be just as deep and transformative. Whether you hear a song that hits you on a soul level, you get extra deep with your sweetie, or you connect with a friend in a new and more real way, be open to deepening your relationships this month. Let in the light of love, Leo.

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VIRGO

Body Matters:
There's no amount of coffee that will pull you out of the daze you're in, Virgo. There's a hella emo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse happening in your house of the subconscious on the 10th, and it's gonna make you feel a little like you're sleepwalking this month. It's like your insides are trying to get your attention, and they're throwing you off your regularly programmed game in order to do it. Get deep sleep, meditate, take baths or solo walks — basically whatever you can to stay in your body while creating the space for your inner self to emerge.

Social Scene: 
Being great at hiding your feels from others may be your hidden talent, but it won't take you far. Your feelings are bubbling within you, and if you don't share them with the babes you trust you just may burst. This month, nothing will force you to break that habit of so carefully curating how you present yourself to your friends, but gurl: it's time. Vulnerability is a strength; it's an essential part of courage and the creative process. Stop trying so hard to protect others from seeing yours.

Workspace:
You are only as good as your word. When your conditions are stressful, try to focus on what you're choosing and why. This will help you to stay right with yourself, and that's what it's all about, Virgo. Instead of concerning yourself with what's fair or unfair, just focus on whether you're acting in accordance with your integrity or not. If you give your word, it's on you to follow through, even if you realise that the people you gave your word to suck. If you let yourself get defensive in your work life, you'll only end up screwing yourself more than anything else.

Love:
It's easy to talk around the hard stuff in efforts to keep the peace, and in truth, that strategy works a lot of the time. The problem is that it also inhibits real intimacy. The only way for someone to know if you're being real with them is if they can trust you to tell the truth when something is wrong. If you're reserving your 'best self' for others then you're not coming forward with your true, sometimes messy self. Get real and show up with your whole self, Virgo.

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LIBRA

Body Matters:
This month is a great time for healing, but it won't happen without effort on your part. Wherever you put your energy, conditions there will expand, and that's only a good thing if you're taking stellar care of yourself, Libra. Bring it back to basics and focus on drinking enough water, eating right, getting those REMs, and remembering to breathe. The most simple things are the easiest ones to lose track of, but they're the foundations to wellness. Manage your foundation, and you make it easier for the rest of you to thrive.

Social Scene: 
It's time to step up or step back, Libra. This season will bring you lots of weird people issues to deal with, and it's important that you prioritise authenticity over accommodation, my love. There's no right or wrong way to be with your fam because there's consequences no matter what you do. What you've gotta decide is what kind of price you're willing to pay and under what conditions. Emotions are running high and so you may need an extra minute to parse through your reactions to bishes in order to find your own truth. Take all the time you need, lovely.

Workspace:
Sometimes it's three steps forward, two steps back, and it's exhausting. That said, it's likely to actually be for your own good. You feel like you're ready to skip to the next level, and you may be, but also, you're totally not. If you bring the same old emotional habits and beliefs with you into your new role, what's different other than the details? Step up your belief in yourself, Libra. Growth and success can be scary (nobody likes change), but you're ready for it. Get present with all your feels, so you can see what kind of TLC you need on your path to killing it.

Love:
From the 8th through the 17th is a spectacular time for love. Bring new energy into an old relationship by planning a fun date or even just by being more playful. You might meet someone new, but it's especially well-starred to do so while doing something you love. So — unless you loooove swiping right — that means you need to get out there and do something that brings you joy, Libra. Improve your life by choosing to spend time doing the things you want to be doing and not just the stuff you think you should.

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SCORPIO

Body Matters:
Find healthy outlets for your feels, Scorpio. There's nothing that you'll gain from shutting down around your own experiences, even if they're very painful. Align yourself with your center of strength, both emotionally and physically this month. Isolate and feel your abdominal muscles as a reminder to stay in the center of yourself, lover. The more present you can stay through the hard stuff, the better. Don't let stress knock you out of your body this month, no matter how attractive disassociating seems.

Social Scene: 
Never underestimate the power of community, my super intense friend. It's so easy for you to forget that other people have their own point of view because you feel yours so deeply. Make no assumptions and take nothing for granted this month. Everyone is going through their own thing, and if you can have compassion and patience for the ways that you don't understand why bishes do what they do, you'll have way more chill in your life. Allow for differences in your friendships — even ones that you don't understand.

Workspace:
Where you're going is so important because you're important. This month is the time to course-correct, Scorpio. You may need to make little tweaks to your work/life balance, you may need to burn it all down and rebuild, or something in between. Take whatever insights you have to heart this Aquarius Season, especially around the Full Moon on the 10th, because they've been long developing. You've been changing and it's on you to make sure that your actions reflect those shifts.

Love:
You're ready to start something new, Scorpio. Not all activities are equal and after the 29th you're on call to take better care of your corporal form. How you look is important (obvi) but it's not as important as your health. The latter will ebb and flow wildly over the course of time, but the former will take a decided downward direction if you don't guide it wisely. Kick off a new self-care routine that works this month. Don't go for perfect — go for sustainable. How you take care of your physical self during this eclipse season will have long-term results, my love.

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SAGITTARIUS

Body Matters:
When your bod feels like crap around a certain person or when you do a specific thing, you've gotta respect that. It may sound kinda hokey, but do you listen to your body, 'Tarius? The truth is that your material self is always reflecting something back to you of your ethereal self, but you have to truly listen to figure out what it's saying. Take the time to pause between activities this month so that you can hear what your system is trying to tell you. It's important that you heed the wisdom of your body, even if it's telling you something you don't wanna hear.

Social Scene: 
Your individual friendships need extra love and attention this month, especially around the end of January and again with the Full Moon on the 10th. True friendship requires accountability, and if some things have been swept under the rug these last several months, you'll be happier if you deal with it before you have to, 'Tarius. Bishes may be hella intense this month, and you only need to get as involved with that as you see fit. Just don't default into assuming everything is OK when it clearly isn't. You don't have to lament problems, but you should for sure be willing to be part of the solutions.

Workspace:
You may realise that something you've felt pretty sure of over the last half a year or so isn't working for you at all. Yikes! Instead of defending your position or fighting to maintain your lifestyle, it's time to get flexible, 'Tarius. With the Lunar Eclipse on the 10th, be open to insights that shed a whole new light on things, and the effects of these insights will unfold over the next many months to come. Be willing to rewrite your story if it helps you to have more whole and self-appropriate goals, Puppy.

Love:
What you want has changed, and it's messing up your flow. Relationships are not meant to be static and unchanging, they are more like the ocean — ebbing and flowing with the Moon. Don't let temporary upsets direct your connections this month. Look at what you're most scared of, and deal with it directly, even if you'd rather hide under the covers and wait for it to pass. The stuff that's coming up will make your love life deeper, and if someone can't stick around for that realness, it's better to leave them behind.

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CAPRICORN

Body Matters:
You may know what you need to do but not be able to do it quite yet. The problem with having patience is that it forces you to feel the feels that exist in between activity. Yuck. Understanding the relationship between your body feels and your emo feels is essential to sustainable wellness, Cappy. The best life for a goat is one where you're climbing. Don't allow yourself to plateau when you have such high hopes, my friend. Listen to your heart, and see what it needs from you. Do your best, but keep on moving forward. Momentum always has this 'moment' in it.

Social Scene: 
This season starts off with some very intense stuff for you, my friend. Instead of going full Detective Latoya on your friends when they upset you, take a deep breath and look at yourself. When you feel badly, you have a tendency to look for answers that will fix your problems before you have a chance to fully understand what's wrong. Drop into what you're really upset about before you go picking fights or deciding that the world is against you. If there's something you don't get, it's chill to ask questions; just don't accuse unless you're willing to eat crow.

Workspace:
It's easy to feel swampy when you've got too much going on. The Full Moon Eclipse on the 10th is bringing up everything, all at once, and that's kinda too many feels for a control freak like you to process, Cappy mon Capitan. Go for the juice this month; notice where you have the most energy and flow, and direct your resources there. You'll find it easiest to create momentum where you already have an organic movement of energy. Invest in what gives you life. It's wise to work smarter not harder this month.

Love:
If you've been hanging on to resentments, they're going to boil over and demand to be dealt with, lover. The truth is a messy, sticky thing, and you've been working with a version of it that you've become quite attached to, but is it totally true? Embrace the complicated parts of how you love, Capricorn. If you're strong enough to accept all of yourself, you can have a lover who does the same. Let go of the past, and create a future that you really want to live in.

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AQUARIUS

Body Matters:
Happy Birthday, Aquarius! Everyone's got their own ideas about what the best ways are to get older. Some will tell you that the best way is to fight it, but why fight the inevitable? Embrace your growth. This body is weird and ever-changing; it's a friend you may wish you could shake sometimes, but it's here to stay. Take time to reflect on what you feel in your meat suit now that it has taken another trip around the Sun on this creepy planet with you. Aging with grace requires heartfelt self-acceptance.

Social Scene: 
You can party till the wheels come off this month and ignore that annoying voice in your head that says you feel sad, but why? Find balance in your social life, Aquarius. You're in need of deep and connected friend time, so you can unpack some of the intense feels that are up for you. Make sure to curate quality time with the friends that you trust most. You're at the precipice of a new year, and if you're going to avoid the mistakes of 2016, you're gonna need a little help from your friends, Kitten.

Workspace:
You may not be able to get ahead of all the things that might go wrong, but that's alright. Don't try to control your work life; instead, take responsibility for how you approach your goals. The big picture is the only picture you need to focus on this month because you could lose your mind in the details. Affirm your commitment to your path or redirect yourself, but keep it simple for now, even if bishes try and tell you otherwise. You're an odd one, and that means you've got to do things your own way from time to time. Trust yourself, Aquarius.

Love:
Your past relationships are a part of you, and they always will be, but you get to decide what part that is. It's time to let go of some past relationship that's been bugging you, Aquarius. You may need to forgive yourself and let go, or you may need to give that kind of grace to another. One thing is for certain — you'll get nowhere if you don't move on. If you're a hooked up hooker, and you've been having problems with your honey, it's on you to make a choice: can you stay or do you have to go? If you're staying, take responsibility for what that means. Clinging to the past isn't going to heal it, lover.

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PISCES

Body Matters:
Your shadow self would prefer that you don't notice it, Pisces. That would mean that you don't admit to its existence or seek healing for it, but that sucks for you. This season it's your time to explore your shadow and see what secrets it's been keeping. Integration is essential to your liberation, so even if a truth is hard to reconcile, it's worth bringing into your center. Listen to your body as ground zero for your true feels about any given thing. Your meat suit doesn't exist separately from you — it's your oldest and most consistent companion. Heed its counsel this month.

Social Scene: 
Bishes be cray, and that's just how it is. The trick is to not try to make sense of the crazy because that approach will turn you as cray as the drama you're trying to avoid. Here's a Pisces pro tip that you don't want to lose: don't process with people you don't trust; the key to unlocking that gem is acceptance. If you accept that your girl is going through a hard time, you don't have to take everything she does personally, and if you know that someone lies to all their friends, you shouldn't expect them to be the picture of honesty with you.

Workspace:
You've got nothing to prove, Pisces. If you get caught up in a fishy version of 'keeping up with the Joneses', you may succeed or fail, but you'll for sure lose track of yourself. Don't let what other people are doing or what they think you should do direct your choices at work or school. It's only you that has to live with the consequences of your choices! Learn from your past, and know yourself well enough to know when you're pursuing a course that holds you up versus one that makes you feel weighted down.

Love:
If you can't be yourself with your bae or crush, then it's on you to love yourself enough to walk. Humility is hecka important, but if you get it confused with martyrdom, you'll end up in relationships that don't work IRL. Have a strong enough ego to assert your true self, whether it's received well or not. Your value isn't based on your popularity or whether or not a fool likes you in this outfit or in that light. You are freaking fabulous as you are, whether everyone else sees it or not.

Photography: Tung Walsh for Oyster #100

Jessica Lanyadoo