January is intense, with two eclipses (12/31 and 1/15) in Cancer-Capricorn (security and status needs). Mercury (mind, communication) is retrograde in Capricorn until 1/15. Mars (ego, energy) is retrograde all month and Saturn (structure) is retrograde from 1/14 on.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…The tortoise and the hare is your metaphor for January. Much as it grates to not be moving full speed ahead, you can use the enforced down time to re-vision your career and realign yourself with your life’s work. Spirit is going to open the door when the time is ripe. The question is: Will you be ready?
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Do you realize how far you’ve come in your career? If only you could see what you’ve accomplished through the eyes of those who lack your determination and worldliness! You continue to have everything you really need, so focus on your mind. What you learn about your thoughts this month can vault you to new levels of happiness.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)…You’re learning lots of lessons about sharing and surrender this month. This may come about through a loved one leaving. It probably also involves money. Choosing to frame this as an opportunity to discover what’s truly important to you now makes it seem so much less personal. Jupiter enters your 10th House mid-month, promising career luck to come.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)..Relationships and money, huh? As far as the green stuff goes, wise counsel says, “Condition yourself to want less,” with Mars retrograde in your money house until March. You have more control over your relationships. By mid-month, you’re likely to make at least one big change: out with the old, in with the new.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Conserve energy by going incognito. You’re the queen disguised as a peasant so you can take the pulse of the land. When you do reveal yourself, do it with power and precision. You also want to pay more attention to your health; start a new fitness or health regimen in the days after Jan. 15 for powerful results.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)… “Yes, but are you enjoying it?!” That’s the question to ask yourself in January. If you’re not asking for what you really want, how can you ever hope to get it? Life rewards enjoyment as well as duty. Start a hobby that gets you out of your head and into the flow.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Nothing will make you feel better this month than cleaning house — literally and metaphorically. Rearrange, paint the walls, throw out the junk you know you’ll never use. In the process you’ll be simultaneously cleaning your mind. You’re at the start of a powerful new cycle and it’s time to put the past out to pasture.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…It’s time to ease off the throttle with the career and work stuff. With your ruling planet Mars retrograde, the real battle is internal. You’re seeing the power of your thoughts this month — especially notice what happens around Jan. 15. You realize you just can’t afford old negative thought patterns, no matter how “justified” you are.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…You’re not noted for worrying about money — other than how to spend it most enjoyably — but that’s where your focus is this month. You could actually put yourself on a budget (gasp!). If so, it’s because there’s something you so dearly long to accomplish you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get there.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…This is a battle for positioning. You could land an important client or meet a new partner as the month begins, but mostly you’re on your own. Are you who you thought you’d be at this time of life? Making substantial changes in how you identify yourself and how you speak and think about your life plants the seeds of future success.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Much of what happens this month is outside of your control, including a boss’ or partner’s anger issues. You will see your relationship questions answered at the Leo Full Moon on Jan. 30. Until then, stay focused on what YOU can do to make life better. P.S. You’ve got Lady Luck on your side all month long.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You may realize you need to “move the ladder” this month. You’re reviewing your dreams and you may discover you’re working toward a goal that no longer motivates you like it once did. Take your time with this; hurrying won’t get you anywhere. Jupiter enters your sign on Jan. 17 bringing a welcome dose of confidence and good luck.