Horoscopes January (with a sneak-peek into 2021)
Welcome my friend, to a new year full of new potential right from the get go and week 1. Do you feel eager to leave 2020 in your wake?
Sure, understandable, but not so fast… Action-planet Mars, who has been in inflammatory Aries for the past 6 months, finally changes signs AND pace into Taurus.
This change is soon followed by more switching up by personal planets Mercury moving into innovative Aquarius and Venus in responsible Capricorn.
With the Sun and Venus in Capricorn until mid-month you are invited to create a plan for the structure of 2021. A plan that is in alignment with practical (Capricorn), personal values (Venus) with fresh thinking (Mercury), and visionary ideas (Aquarius).
This year’s Capricorn New Moon is conjunct Pluto, the planet of elimination. The coming lunar cycle will reveal more of what is hidden that requires brutal truth. Pluto is the intense force of power and control, power versus powerlessness. If you embody the higher expression of Pluto, you can be empowered to achieve beyond your known limits. He is the transformative force who turns you from caterpillar to butterfly.
Throughout 2020, Mars squared Saturn two times, and in January we (finally!) see the third and final, closing square which occurs with Mars in Taurus / Saturn in Aquarius. These two fixed signs are not likely to budge or bend easily, and while it may be a frustrating time to move forward, the take-away and aim for you is the potential to become sharper in the process.
Mid-Month, the sky titans meet in the ring-corner as expansive Jupiter squares erratic Uranus. The sky is the limit with what is possible. This can be a time of creative breakthroughs fueled by the necessity for innovation. It can also be a highly chaotic period in the collective where revolution knows no bounds, further triggered by Mars and the Sun through the last half of the month. As my amazing star-colleague and friend, Stephanie Gailing says whenever Uranus is activated, the best tip is to stay ‘bouncy‘.
At the end of the month, a dramatic Leo Full Moon features exaggerated Jupiter conjunct the Sun and hopes aim high. Bold creativity abounds yet so can righteous arrogance. Mars will form a square and question how sustainable your actions are. Meanwhile we will also see Venus conjunct Pluto, casting light on the deepest rooted beliefs you hold about yourself, your worth and beauty. The greatest gift of the heart-ruling Leo archetype is a generosity of spirit and creative inspiration which can be a breath of fresh air from so much Aquarian objectivity.
The month concludes with Mercury stationing retrograde in Aquarius. This is the invitation to review and revise your ideas, friendships and networks. And as always, a lesson on making back-ups of any electronic information/devices you have as well as learning to keep your calm when plans, transportation or communication go a little sideways (they most likely will).
‘Fun-fact’: All the Mercury Retrogrades in 2021 will be in Air signs (Aquarius, Gemini and Libra) so this will be an especially mentally-oriented year for Mercury Rx’s.
Yep, there’s a loooot… Afterall, we don’t move forward in life without some wind in our sails.
- Jan 6: Mars enters Taurus (fiiiinally he moves on from Aries…)
- Jan 8: Mercury enters Aquarius
- Jan 8: Venus enters Capricorn
- Jan 12: 🌑 New Moon in Capricorn 23° (next to Pluto 1°orb)
- Jan 13: Mars square Saturn
- Jan 14: Uranus stations Direct in Taurus at 6°
- Jan 14: Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
- Jan 17: Jupiter square Uranus
- Jan 19: AQUARIUS SEASON (Sun enters Aquarius)
- Jan 20: Mars conjunct Uranus in Taurus
- Jan 23: Sun Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius
- Jan 26: Sun Square Uranus
- Jan 28:🌕 Full Moon in Leo at 9°, opposite Jupiter (= Sun conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius 9°) and square Mars in Taurus, Venus Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
- Jan 30: Mercury stations Retrograde in Aquarius at 26°
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
As an Aries you welcome any occasion to start something new. Hence the start of 2021 is as good an excuse as any. Like many you are ready for a new direction. And you are likely to start with your career. The planets are aligned in the 10th House of your Solar Chart heralding changes on the work front.
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in your Sign until Jan 6 and so you are supercharged, eager for a new challenge before the red planet slows down in Taurus. In Taurus, the forceful ‘warrior’ will take on the bull’s determination and the cow’s stubborn yet grounding energy, helping you plow ahead with your plans and goals. Any initiation early in the year sets the stage for 2021.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Feisty Mars enters your Zodiac Sign early in 2021 giving you the impetus to tackle some practical matters. Your ruling planet, Venus, traveling into Capricorn on Jan 8 reinforces the need for common sense. January is your month to be a money magnet and in February you are ready to party. Generally speaking, life ticks along nicely until mid-April when the lovely Venus moves into your Zodiac Sign. An Eclipse in your Sign in November heralds joyful news, perhaps of a happy family event. This is your year to broaden your mind, to experience adventure in whatever form that appeals.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
You experience a busy start to 2021 as you prepare for a year of action. January sees you making some welcome changes. It is also time to reassess how you spend your time and money. As a result, you may pivot in one or more areas of your life. Your intuition is heightened in mid-June when a Solar Eclipse lights up your Zodiac Sign. Hunches, visions and prophetic dreams are likely to let you know whether or not you are on the right track. The start of March is also a time of heightened activity.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Life revolves around loved ones during January. Planets are gradually moving out of the relationship sector of your Solar Chart, but you still have some matters to deal with. As the year progresses, you begin to evaluate exactly how you spend your time and energy. You are likely to weigh up the value of property, and people for a few months. April 23 sees the feisty planet Mars move into Cancer giving you the impetus to make any necessary life-style changes. By mid-year you are ready to celebrate all that you have achieved.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
The focus is on your love life at the start of 2021. This is not a light-hearted romance, but rather someone serious. If you are single then perhaps a relationship contender makes a grand entrance. If you are in a committed relationship, something or someone may trigger a significant turnaround. The planet of love, Venus, enters your Zodiac Sign at the end of June. So, you have until then to consider your options. Meanwhile, the New Year is also the time to ensure that you are living a healthy lifestyle. You are invited (encouraged ehm) to stick to your resolutions for an improved diet and exercise regime. Leo, being the fun-party-child of the zodiac, remember to have fun with it and find the joy. Lead and feed yourself from your gigantic, magnetic heart.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
January is a productive month for Virgos. You are able to not only make plans for future creative projects, but also to reap the rewards from past activities. This could be as simple as harvesting products from your garden, to something more complicated such as completing a complicated thesis. As the year progresses your creative direction changes, and you may birth something completely new. The focus changes to your workaday life. July proves to be another fruitful month as the planets Mars and Venus move into your Zodiac Sign heralding an energy boost, and perhaps a financial one too.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Your ruling planet Venus is leading a merry dance through the heavens this year heralding a positive 2021 for Librans. January starts with a boost to your finances, and leads into a positive period for your love life on February 12 (give or take a day or so to allow for time zones). Lucky Jupiter moves in and out of your fellow Air Sign Aquarius which is a great portent for friends and your social life. First though, you need to get your own house in order during the New Year. Once you have done this then you are ready to rock and roll.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
January sees Scorpios relying on your wits. This could be linked to a close relationship, or perhaps you taking part in an activity that requires mental acuity. You need to sidestep any conflict, and use your best efforts to connect with neighbours, siblings and loved ones on an equal footing. It may be time for a courageous conversation. Take care around January 21 when your ruling planet Mars combines with erratic Uranus. Luck comes your way in mid-May when Jupiter dips its toes in fellow water Sign Pisces. And life sparks up around November 19 when a Lunar Eclipse straddles your Zodiac Sign.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
Money matters remain on the agenda at the start of 2021. Planning is needed, however; you also need to be kind to the person who you see in the mirror. As the New Year arrives it is time to let go and shoot for the stars. This sets the tone for 2021. Major planets are shifting in your favour and you need to make the most of the opportunities coming your way. Make sure to carve out some time in January to set your goals. As an Archer you need to remain focussed on the targets that you set.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
Two major planets have moved on after influencing your Zodiac Sign during 2020. This brings some relief. The pressure may be off, but not until after January. The start of the year sees you take stock of recent events, and then reset your sights on your personal goals. Your own health and happiness are under scrutiny. Planets have also moved into the money sector of your Solar Chart. You may receive a boost to your income in January. This sets the tone for the rest of the year with ‘good luck’ coming your way around November 5.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
The planets Jupiter and Saturn have moved into your Zodiac Sign calling for an industrious start to 2021. Saturn is the planet of responsibility and duty, meaning that it is time for you to take charge. Firstly, you need to take charge of your own health and happiness. Accountability is the key word. The start of February sees relationship matters highlighted. Jupiter is considered a lucky planet and so opportunities are likely to come your way during the year, as long as you work towards them. Thomas Jefferson’s quote “the harder I work the more luck I seem to have” could be your theme.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
Friendships are highlighted at the start of 2021. Your social life is likely to be happy, and your love life is particularly blessed when the planet of love, Venus, moves into your Zodiac Sign on February 26. The lucky planet Jupiter also temporarily blesses you with good fortune in May, June and the start of July. Set your personal goals in January and watch them unfold throughout the year. Make it your quest and goal to avoid self-doubt, and perhaps even self-pity. Ask for some help from your support groups if you need it. Because, really… it’s time to follow your dreams.
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