Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.
As January begins, your ruling planet Mercury remains in Capricorn, although only for the first week. Capricorn is a fellow earth sign and linked to a feel-good sector of your horoscope. This includes romance, children & pregnancy, entertainment, creative projects and fun.
However, you may not be feeling so full of positive vibes yourself, if you’re unable to do what you love and see some of the people in your life who make you happy. Pluto is a key player in Capricorn, the planet of loss and transformation, and Pluto is active on the 5th, 14th and 28th.
The New Moon on the 13th is relevant here with its theme of new beginnings. Yet, with Pluto pulled into the mix, any new beginnings may grow out of an ending. You might have to close the door on something or someone, before you can start over.
What Pluto is good for is laser focus and resolute action. Some of you could find that January is the month you become obsessed about a hobby, romance or pregnancy, for example. Whatever you commit to this month, you’re likely to go all in.
And, with love planet Venus in Capricorn from the 8th onwards, some of you will be in the throes of a romance or an obsession. One way or another, emotions will run deep.
Yet, this month also sees the rise of the star sign Aquarius which rules your work and health sector. Jupiter and Saturn led the way into Aquarius at the end of 2020 and, on the 8th, your planet Mercury moves into this same part of your horoscope.
This is where the action’s at and it’s an ideal month for new resolutions or intentions in both these key areas – work and health.
Aquarius is about the things you do on a daily basis and being practical and getting organised. It’s the star sign linked to technology and all things modern so you could be creating new systems to help yourself or other people.
If you’re a typical Sun Virgo, you like to take good care of your body and you prioritise your health, fitness and well-being. Some of you may decide to work in these areas moving forward.
Lucky Jupiter is in action this month too on the 11th and 29th, when it teams up with Mercury and then the Sun. These are the dates that could bring new opportunities your way. Jupiter favours risk-taking and expansion. If you want or need to apply for a new job, position or role, use Jupiter’s luck.
The Full Moon on the 28th highlights the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac and this is about being of service, whether to other people or a higher purpose. The Full Moon lights the way and helps you see clearly where fulfilment lies.
Ensure you run with any new ideas sooner rather than later, because on the 30th, your planet Mercury turns retrograde and will be on go slow for most of February.
There is a theme of freedom this month, especially around the 14th to the 20th. Uranus is a key player in Taurus and your travel and study sector.
Plans may change suddenly on or around the 14th when Uranus turns direct and on the 17th when there’s a Jupiter-Uranus square aspect. This is about embracing freedom and all things new. You might be finding a new routine or seeking a way to travel or study, even if it is remotely.
Although, with action planet Mars entering Taurus on the 6th where it remains throughout January & February, you are unlikely to let restrictions stop you expanding your horizons.
The Mars-Uranus conjunction on the 20th feels impulsive, rebellious, fool-hardy even. Don’t take unnecessary physical risks but do venture forward boldly. Things rarely change without a strong sense of adventure and a willingness to push back the boundaries.