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Star signs and cannabis strains: January 2022 horoscopes

It’s 2022, Stargazers! You made it. With an incredible hard year growing distant in the rear-view mirror, what are you plans for the coming 12 months? Take some time to think about it — no rush. There is a new moon in goal-oriented Capricorn on January 2. It’s been a great way to start things off. But don’t let your guard down just yet.

Mercury goes retrograde in Aquarius. Buckle up for a wild couple of weeks. The good news is that on January 29 Venus goes direct in Capricorn, meaning romance and communication will be on the right track again.

Do what you can to enjoy the little moments (like heading to the dispensary) this month, and see what bigger things come to follow.


Your January Horoscope


Capricorn

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy Birthday, Cap! This is an action-packed month for you. Things started off with the new moon in your sign on January 2. You’ll be at peak organization levels for the first week of the month. You might even have the energy to plan out your whole year.

Your ruler, Saturn, is in direct motion this month. On January 25, retrograde Mercury enters your sign. Chaos will be the word of the week. Don’t be afraid to step back and isolate yourself from negativity. On January 29 Venus goes direct in your sign. Romantic communication will balance out. Everything wraps up with a second new moon in January 31 — a fresh start and reminder that second chances do exist. May 2022 be your second chance, Capricorn.

January strain: Everyone could use a little L.A. Sunshine in the middle of January. This sativa is for the experienced user. It’s got a citrus profile and users report that not only does it wipe away stress, but it also leaves them feeling happy and engaged. A great combination to get 2022 started off right.


Aquarius

Happy New Year, Aquarius! 2022 kicks off with a bang. On January 14 Mercury goes retrograde in your sign. Emotions will be high. As the most sensitive (that’s a compliment!) sign in the Zodiac, you will want to steer clear of negativity, people, and situations that bring you grief. Invest in yourself this month.

Your ruler, Saturn, is in direct motion this month. On January 17, there is a full moon in Cancer. Be bold and express what you want, clearly. On January 19 the sun enters Aquarius, and we officially start your season. Not only that, but there is also a second new moon in your sign on January 31. This is an auspicious start to what should be an auspicious year for you. 

January strain: While you settle in for the long, cold nights of January, spark up some ArticBlue. This hybrid has a fruity aroma and patients are known to use it for its stress-reducing effects and pain-busting body highs. Users love it for its delicious taste and uplifting buzz.

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Pisces

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy New Year, Pisces! This month will have a little bit of everything. Things start off in the right direction with a new moon in Capricorn on January 2. This will be a great time for planning and envisioning the year ahead.

On January 14, Mercury goes retrograde in Aquarius. Emotions will be at an all-time high. Don’t buy into too much drama. This too shall pass.

Your ruler, Neptune, is in direct motion this month. On January 17, there is a full moon in Cancer. Be prepared to open up, emotionally, to someone special. Take only the advice that seems good, disregard the rest. On January 24, Mars enters Capricorn. With this pairing comes bravery and a willingness to take on new challenges. Savor this energy and take it with you into every month of 2022. You are capable of beautiful and bold things, Pisces.


January strain:  You experienced all of life’s hills and valleys last year. Take some time for you and spark up a joint rolled with some Snow Mountain. This indica is famous for its incredible sedating effects on the body and the happy head high it provides. Users and patients alike love it for its sweet aroma and the appetite-generating effects it provides.

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Aries

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy New Year, Ram! This month, Mercury entered Aquarius on January 1. Inspiration and motivation is yours the first week of the month. Use this energy to lay out any big (or small) plans you have for the year.

Your ruler, Mars, enters Capricorn on January 24. Do something brave. Confess a crush. Wear that fun outfit that’s gathering dust in the closet. On January 25 Mercury (in retrograde) will enter Capricorn as well. If you feel like you’re also walking backwards, that’s okay. Meditate on what’s important and you’ll make it through any celestial turmoil.

January strain: If you’re really going to own this year, you’re going to have to authentically you. Be a little wild with the help of some Maverick in your pipe. Users report this hybrid strain has strong effects on both body and mind.

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Taurus

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

It’s 2022, Bull! It feels like the entire world was ready to turn the page on 2021, yourself included. The month starts off with a new moon in Capricorn on January 2. You’ll be feeling a lot of passion for your creative endeavors. Lean into that.

Your ruler, Venus, is in retrograde this month (until January 29). Venus sextile Neptune on January 5 will only amplify your passion for art and creativity. On January 17, there is a full moon in Cancer. Don’t shy away from any surprising feelings that arise during the third week of the month. Now is your chance to tell someone how you really feel. This is the year to create the life you always imagined. 

January strain: Time to shed the last 12 months from our collective consciousness. Deadwood is a potent indica that medicinal patients use for insomnia and pain. The heavy sedation is great for relaxing the mind and users report Deadwood is a smooth high across the board.


Gemini

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy New Year, Gemini! This year starts off a little rocky, no use in lying. The beginning of the month is relatively tame. On January 2 there was a new moon in Capricorn. Its energy and creativity will give you the inspiration to start and finish your passion projects.

However, your ruler — Mercury — is in retrograde this month from January 14 on. Mercury begins its backwards dance in Aquarius. This pairing could lead to some harsh and confusing communication. Try writing out what you’re thinking before you send any curt texts or emails. More importantly, don’t let this bumpy start make you feel like the year is destined to be hard. There are bright times ahead. Case and point, the second new moon in Aquarius on January 31. This special lamination reminds us there are second chances to be had in life, we just have to reach out for them. 

January strain: Just making it through the past year is worthy of celebration. Check out the Leafly 2021 strain of the year, Dosidos. This hybrid has a sweet scent profile and citrus undertones. Users report it’s sedating and relaxing. Plan a night on the couch with your favorite dessert. You deserve it.

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Cancer

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Hello and Happy 2022, Crab! With 2021 floating away into the distance, have you thought about the kind of year you’d like to cultivate? If you haven’t, January 2nd’s new moon in Capricorn gives you the opportunity. This is the perfect time to explore the passions you’ve been neglecting the last 12 months.

Your ruler, the moon, is in your sign on January 17. There will be no better time this month to map out what your plans are. On January 31 there is a second new moon in Aquarius. Things might be a little extra emotional at the end of January. Give yourself the opportunity to have a good cry. Watch a corny movie. Listen to an album from your past. Get it all out and start the New Year out emotionally recharged.

January strain: Long winter nights mean more dreams. Add some fuel to your dreamscape with Blue Dream. This well-known hybrid strain is loved by medical patients and recreational users alike. Users report that it offers full-body relaxation and has a soothing, sweet aroma.

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Leo

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy New Year, Lion! January kicked off with a new moon in Capricorn on January 2. Passion and energy will abound. Make good use of it by examining what you want to do with the next 12 months.

Your ruler, the sun, enters Aquarius on January 20. Sweet, sensitive Aquarius might bring up some unexpected or unresolved feelings. Don’t shy away from introspection. On January 25, Mercury enters Capricorn (in retrograde). Business communication might break down. Be careful what alliances you rely on at work. January will be a productive, exciting month to kick off the New Year.

January strain: 2022 is going to be the year you learn to hold onto what serves you, and to let go of what doesn’t. G-Cut is hybrid strain that offers relaxation and contemplative vibes. It’s got a sweet scent and users report that it’s the perfect after-work smoke. 


Virgo

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

It’s here, Virgo — 2022. Goodbye 2021! You will not be missed. The new moon in Capricorn on January 2 probably got your good ideas flowing. On January 14, Mercury goes retrograde in Aquarius. This doesn’t bode well for intimate communication. Don’t be quick to speak in anger (unless they’ve really earned it).

The truth is, your ruler — Mercury — is in for a rough month. That doesn’t mean you have to be in for a rough month. You also don’t need to lock yourself away, but it might be best practice to limit your interaction with people this month, especially those who tend to illicit strong emotions in you. On January 31, there is another new moon in Aquarius. This reminds us that second chances come around more often than we think. Take that energy with you into 2022, and you are bound to have a successful year.

January strain: It’s a new year and a great time to re-charge. Battery Stick is a hybrid strain that is perfect for when you want a mix of sedating body effects and cerebral stimulation. Users report is a fantastic strain to smoke on a quiet Sunday morning.

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Libra

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy New Year, Libra! Wow, what a year 2021 was. But, you’re here, you’re reading your horoscope and that truly means something. If 2021 taught us anything, it’s to appreciate the little stuff when and where you can. On January 2, a new moon in Capricorn arrived. This is the perfect opportunity to cultivate a plan for the next year. What kind of person do you want to be?

Your ruler, Venus, is in retrograde most of the month. Be gentle in your communication with romantic partners and romantic interests. On January 24, Mars enters Capricorn. This is a pragmatic pairing, especially for finances. It’s a great time to set that 2022 budget or plan for a getaway somewhere.

January strain: Start this year out with a bang, Libra. Flaming Cookies is an indica strain that is not for the novice user. This potent bud has pungent aromas and a spicy taste. Users report that this strain has strong body effects but still allows them to think — making it great for a weekend spent doing a whole lot of nothing on the couch. Don’t listen to what anyone else says, that is starting the year out with a bang.

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Scorpio

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy January, Scorpio! It’s a new year and a chance to do things that scare and excite you. On January 14, Mercury goes retrograde in Aquarius. Look, you don’t need to start doomsday prepping but it would be wise to take a step back from any people or situations that routinely make your blood boil.

Your ruler, Mars, is in direct motion this month and enters Capricorn on January 24. You’ll regain some balance and semblance of harmony here. Take advantage by organizing your work calendar and your social schedule for the next few weeks. Knocking these chores out will give you time to relax. The second new moon on January 31 will be in Aquarius — the ideal time to recharge emotionally and prepare for the year ahead.

January Strain: There is a little devilishness in all of us. Lucifer OG is a great middle-of-the-road bud. Not too sedating but still provides stress-busting effects. The nutty taste and earthy aroma make users feel like they just took a great nap in the woods.


Sagittarius

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Happy New Year, Sag! If you would like to forget 2021 altogether, you are not alone. That said, you managed to find moments of kindness and connection in the abyss. Use that to propel you into 2022 feeling ready to tackle whatever challenge comes next. The new moon in Capricorn on January 2 offers the energy and opportunity to begin making long term plans.

Your ruler, Jupiter, is in direct motion this month. Balance and harmony will be abundant. That’s great because Mercury goes into retrograde in sensitive Aquarius on January 14. If things feel over-the-top in your friend circle, you will know why. The second new moon of the month on January 31 in Aquarius will be a welcome and refreshing return to emotional balance. You’re ready for a fresh start, Sag.

January Strain: In 2021, you made lemonade out of lemons. Lemon Crème is a sativa strain well known for its calming effects and incredible citrus flavor. Roll up some of this bud to feel like you hit the refresh button. There’s plenty of time to start the year out relaxed and ready to take on whatever comes next.

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Maeva Considine is an award-winning journalist and author of “Cat Zodiac: An Astrological Guide to the Feline Mystique.” She's a Taurus who loves traveling, canceling plans, and dessert. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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