Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.
This is your birthday month and the Sun remains in Capricorn until the 19th. Capricorn is your personal sector linked to your aims and goals, your image and profile. It’s a good time to focus on you and decide where you’re heading and why.
This month’s New Moon falls in Capricorn on the 13th, a symbol of new beginnings. However, there is a different vibe to this New Moon as it’s closely tied to Pluto, the planet of loss and transformation.
This brings added intensity and a reminder that sometimes you have to close the door on the past before you can start over.
Certainly, there’s a theme of endings as well as new beginnings during January’s New Moon. It’s as important to focus on what you’re not taking into the year ahead, as it is to line up some new dreams and goals.
The Pluto theme is strong throughout the month as Pluto teams up with talk planet Mercury on the 5th, the Sun on the 14th and relating planet Venus on the 28th. This could mean that ultimatums are issued this month. Alternatively, you’re stepping into a new role or position of power.
Love & Lust
Love planet Venus is in Capricorn for most of the month from the 8th onwards. This favours kind and caring relations and it’s a lovely time to prioritise the ones you love. Yet, there is a theme of intensity or obsession.
Therefore, it’s important to recognise your own motivations around love and notice who you’re closely attracted to and why. This theme is especially strong towards the end of the month.
There is another reason why romance and love relationships are hotting up. This is because on the 6th, passion planet Mars enters your fellow earth sign Taurus and your romance sector. Mars remains here for the next two months and is particularly lively mid-January.
The key date to note is the 20th when Mars and Uranus unite in Taurus. Together, these two planets are impulsive, rebellious even and you could leap head first into a new love relationship or affair under these stars. Certainly, there’s nothing measured or cautious about this combination.
For some of you, this indicates that you’re going to be on a mission this month, to make the most of life come what may. Taurus rules the sector of your horoscope that’s not only about romance but all the good things in life. This includes children & pregnancy, creative activities, self-expression and fun.
You could throw caution to the winds mid-January and leap into a new adventure. This could prove controversial or flout convention. It’s bold and exciting but wild and irresponsible too. You may be wise to think carefully before you leap in.
Money & Finances
Freedom is a key factor this month and this is linked to the Jupiter-Uranus square aspect on the 17th. This combination is entrepreneurial and favours freelance work or speculation. You might be in the mood to take a big financial risk, especially as Jupiter is in Aquarius and your personal money sector.
This would be a great time to do so, as long as you know what you’re doing and you have all the facts and relevant information at your disposal. There are some lucky financial days for you this month, when Jupiter teams up with the fast-moving planets.
There’s a Mercury-Jupiter conjunction on the 11th and a Sun-Jupiter conjunction on the 29th. As Jupiter rules opportunity and growth, look out for ways to expand your income or be generous with your finances. You might be in benevolent mood this month. Or, you may be the one who’s gifted with money.
And, this is a good month to get your finances in order. Set new systems in place and use modern technology to help boost your progress. The Full Moon on the 28th lights up the financial axis of your horoscope cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.
This is an ideal date to make a clear decision about money, especially as communication planet Mercury will turn retrograde on the 30th. The more that gets put in place this month, the better.