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Ready for some weekly predictions, with a wellness twist? Astrologer Jennifer Racioppi is here to suss out what the stars are saying for the week of January 8, no matter what your sun sign is—and what that means for your daily self-care, fitness, nutrition, love, and career habits. 

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Monday, January 8

Get your powerhouse hustle on—the first full work week of 2018 commences with some luxurious cosmic support. Venus and the sun team up in business-oriented Capricorn next to Pluto, in a perfect sextile to Jupiter and Mars. While this combination brings intensity, it also offers you healing and green lights. From a health perspective—do your best to stay truthful to what keeps you high-vibe and happy. You don’t want to blow the cosmic potential today by giving in to addiction.

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Tuesday, January 9

Yesterday’s auspicious alignments continue today, making Tuesday another day to charge forward. One of the most important reasons to take good care of yourself all year long is because, at times like these when the planets align, you want to have the energy to take advantage. Now’s the time to take action on goals and desires. What is it you want? If you aren’t clear, do some journaling today and tune in. With Pluto and Venus aligned at the same degree in Capricorn, in a supportive sextile to Mars, answers prevail.

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Wednesday, January 10

Mercury, the planet of communication, exits Sagittarius today—a sign it’s traveled in since November 5. Having spent an extended amount of time in Sagittarius due to the most recent Mercury retrograde, the planet of communication joins the party in ambitious, driven, Capricorn. In two more days Mercury will meet up with Saturn (again); so please get clear on the commitments you wish to make to yourself. What you choose now matters and has a long-term impact. Stay conscious and devoted to your truth.

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Thursday, January 11

When it comes to health, especially this time of year, it’s easy to think about the changes you want to make to your diet and exercise routines. But your well-being has to do with so much more than what you eat and how you move. Emotional health, sexual health, and feeling connected to your purpose really matter too. So as the moon rolls through provocative Scorpio today, tune into what turns you on. Think of that both figuratively and literally. Then don’t forget to self-pleasure. Allow yourself some oxytocin-producing “vitamin O.”

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Friday, January 12

Mercury, the planet of communication, conjoins Saturn for the third time—which clarifies lessons learned during the recent Mercury in retrograde journey. Think back to November 28, 2017, through December 6, 2017, and consider what happened then? Today you get the conclusion (and the lesson) to the sticky situation that began late last year. From a health perspective please focus on your mindset. Work to understand how you are growing, and incorporate the lessons you learned. You are evolving!

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Saturday, January 13

Brace yourself for the unexpected this weekend. While Venus and the sun travel next to one another in Capricorn, they make an awkward (and challenging) angle to Uranus—the planet of surprises. So tune in to your body and ask it what it needs. You may want to engage a high-intensity workout to release stress, but you might also need something more moderate since we are in the waning crescent phase of the moon. Allow yourself spontaneity with your workout plan—but do make sure you get exercise in. You’ll need it!

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Sunday, January 14

With the new moon in Capricorn on Tuesday, January 16, at 9:17 pm EST, give yourself space and time this self-care Sunday to prepare. Spend time cleaning your home and getting organized for the week ahead. If you don’t have an altar in your home, consider making one. Focus on the intentions you’ll be creating. Given the first new moon of the new year is right around the corner, you certainly want to be prepared.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.

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