Your January Lovescope: Is Love Around The Corner?
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December 22 –January 19
The sun lingers in Capricorn until January 19, infusing you with vitality and giving you permission to continue doing you. His meet-up with Pluto on January 7 could make you power hungry, but if you focus on personal transformation, profound change is possible. The sun fights off Uranus and Jupiter on the 10th and 11th, requiring you to check your ego at the door. If your home life or career is stressing you out, a whopping dose of freedom will help you recalibrate—and a solo day trip may be just what the doctor ordered.
Mercury reenters Capricorn on the 12th, offering you nearly four more weeks of expressing your point of view skillfully. A Merc-Neptune link on January 23 facilitates a seamless meeting of the minds, but resist the temptation to blurt out what you’re feeling when Mercury spars with impulsive Uranus on the 31st.
Venus and Mars are tangoing through your thinking-and-talking corner, allowing you to achieve an amazing balance between asserting yourself and conveying warmth and friendliness. Mars will have you out and about a lot, while Venus lures you to notice the affection and beauty in your surroundings. This can lead to tantalizing chemistry with a neighbor or someone else in your everyday life, especially when Venus vibes with Pluto on the 20th. A Venus-Saturn battle a week later could introduce doubts; don’t second-guess yourself!
In or out? The full moon on January 12 may push a relationship to the brink, generating a breakup or a commitment. Whether you call it a day or make things official, be honest about how you feel and what you need—while respecting the fact that you’re not the only one with feelings and needs.
January 20 – February 18
With Venus and Mars lounging in your worth sector this month, you’re concentrating on what you have, what you want to have and what you have going for you. You could get too spendy, especially when those planets convene with overindulgent Neptune on the 1st and 12th. If you find yourself bickering over money or stuff, the Aquarian talent for detaching from your emotions and looking at the big picture will come in handy. On the 3rd, 11th, 20th, and 23rd, planets in your release zone gel with planets in your worth sector, highlighting the connection between letting go of the past and feeling good about yourself. Are you holding onto a wound, regret, feeling, or relationship that impairs your self-esteem? What do you value about yourself—and how does that correlate with your personal history? Aquarius is about progress and the future, but it’s also a fixed sign that’s resistant to change. Let go of something or someone, and notice how much better you feel!
The sun sails into Aquarius on the 19th, giving you an energy boost and permission to be self-centered. Your personality shines during your birthday season, so spend quality time with your S.O. And with Uranus moving forward now in your communication corner, if you’re coveting a particular present, tell them! Single? Prioritize dates with people who get you.
No worries if you never got around to making New Years resolutions! On January 27, the new moon invites you to set your intentions for 2017. This is your annual opportunity for personal reinvention, so hit the beauty counter for a makeover or create a vision board of how you’d like your life to look this year. New Year, new you!
February 19 – March 20
Mars energizes Pisces through January 27, boosting your libido and mobilizing you to go after what you want. Your sexy vibe and assertiveness make it easy for you to pursue the object of your affection, and you’re not likely to have any hangups about taking control in bed. The Mars-Neptune tryst on New Years Eve/Day suggests you may be unsure of what you’re doing and your intent is probably unclear to others. Take good care of your body or you might wear yourself out. You’re ready to stand up for yourself if something’s bugging you this month, but you could become argumentative. Tweak your approach if you notice it’s backfiring, particularly on the 18th and 19th when Mars quibbles with Jupiter and Saturn.
Lovely Venus glides into your sign on January 3, softening the hard edge that Mars can give you and drawing people to you. You’re at your most magnetic and attractive—pumping up your confidence and turning January into a social month for you with tons of romance potential. Venus’s rendezvous with starry-eyed Neptune—your ruling planet—makes the 12th your biggest date night, and the full moon in your love sector can make it unforgettable. Allow yourself to get swept up by a wave of passion because this lunation is about fulfilling your desires. One caveat: Full moons represent a high-water mark, so that night might spell the culmination of an affair. If you’re single, a Venus-Pluto collaboration on January 20 beckons you to use your connections to find love. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t receive the response you want on the 26th or 27th; adjust your expectations and focus on valuing yourself.
March 21 – April 19
You might have trouble maintaining proper boundaries after Venus sneaks into the last house in your chart on January 3, coaxing you to put someone else’s desires first. A selfless gesture will feel good, particularly if the recipient truly deserves your kindness. But don’t be a pushover or play the martyr! If you’re nursing a grudge or brooding over a guy or girl, this is the perfect month to forgive and forget. You could feel lonely or disengaged from people, and forcing yourself to connect isn’t the antidote. Enjoy your own company—and maybe escape for a spa day, a meditation retreat or a nature hike to replenish your spirit. A Venus-Neptune meetup on the 12th can inspire romantic daydreaming or a soulmate vibe with your man, but you might need to fine-tune the way you’re relating when Venus grapples with Jupiter in your one-on-one angle on January 26.
Mars is also hiding out at the end of your chart through the 27th, and your actions are likely to have hidden motives as a result. Don’t start an affair on New Years Eve/Day—a Mars-Neptune encounter is a recipe for misguided behavior. If you’re in a relationship, avoid codependency like the plague. And go easy on the bubbly—this planetary combo also indicates exhaustion! Face feelings you’ve been sweeping under the rug in order to prevent passive-aggressive behavior that might sabotage a relationship—particularly on the 18th when Mars quarrels with Jupiter. To get the most out of January, both single and coupled Rams should carve out alone time to deal with their own emotions. And kick off 2017 on a healthy note by letting go of the past!
April 20 – May 20
You’re a social butterfly this month, thanks to pleasant Venus dancing into your humanity house on the 3rd. The more the merrier is your philosophy now, so block off dates on your calendar for GNOs. Include your partner in one if they're game or get your squad and theirs together for a night out. January 12 would be ideal because Venus’s alliance with mellow Neptune will make it easy for everyone to gel. Gently tell your partner that you need some personal space if you’re in the mood to socialize on your own. January 27 will be the most challenging day to juggle friendship and commitment to a partner, since Venus is squabbling with demanding Saturn. If you’re craving freedom, a relationship will probably seem like a lot of work. Single Bulls can find love through friends, at big gatherings and via technology, so start circulating and/or swiping! You also might fall for a platonic pal—and while love based on friendship is favored, mental Mercury is retrograde until the 8th, clouding everyone’s judgment. So err on the side of caution early in the month.
Still, with hot-blooded Mars in your network zone through the 27th, the temptation to hook up with someone in your crew is high! Plus, this planetary placement can make unconventional sexual relationships extra appealing, so don’t be too shocked if a ménage à trois or seeing other people comes up.
With Mercury backing into your intimacy sector on the 4th, choose your words carefully with your significant other, at least for a few days. Communication between the two of you should improve after Mercury finishes up its retrograde phase on the 8th.
May 21 – June 20
Mercury—your ruling planet—remains retrograde in your sharing and partnership zones until January 8, scrambling the signals in your closest connections. Coupled Twins may become ensnared in a reboot of old discussions with your mate during the first week of the month. Keep talking after Mercury turns direct, but if you want to achieve mutual understanding, it’s even more important to listen! When Merc segues into your depth house on the 12th, have the guts to dig in and get to the bottom of a difficult issue. You’ll make the most headway on the 23rd and 29th, courtesy of Mercury’s contacts with intuitive Neptune and profound Pluto.
Mars is hanging out at the top of your chart through the 27th, keeping you super busy in your career. The Mars-Pluto confab on the 11th means partnership and ambition will go hand in hand. But with Mars battling Jupiter in your house of romance and fun on January 18 and Saturn in your relationship angle on January 19, it won’t be so easy to balance your personal and professional lives on those days.
With charming Venus climbing to your achievement sector on the 3rd, being in your boss’s good graces is a high priority. If you’re seeing someone, love and goals dovetail, turning your attention to where the relationship is headed. And if you’re single, Venus’s elevated position this month will make stability, power and seniority turn-ons. You might be attracted to someone at work, but an entanglement with your direct supervisor should be off-limits. A practical strategy for dating will prove very successful now, so don’t succumb to your tendency to wing it—stick to a plan!
June 21 – July 22
You could ring in the New Year with a romantic trip, courtesy of the Mars-Neptune alignment in your wanderlust corner on the 1st. But if Mercury retrograde makes travel too difficult, dreaming up plans for your next getaway can be a pleasant escape in its own right. Share an adventure with your sweetie on January 11, when Mars meshes with Pluto in your one-on-one angle, hinting that a new experience can deepen your connection. And since the sun is clashing with Jupiter in your comfort sector that day, it’s clear that the tried-and-true is not the way to go.
Practice self-care if you get overwhelmed on the 12th. The full moon in Cancer is skirmishing with several other planets, giving you the not-so-nice sensation of being pulled in many different directions. Your home life, job, relationships, and everyday duties are all demanding your attention, and you’ll probably feel like crawling into your shell and hiding from the world. Be your own advocate and find a healthy way to escape from the pressure. Venus is hooking up with transcendental Neptune in your journeys zone that same day, giving you carte blanche to get out of your routine, get out of town, get out of your own head—or all of the above!
With Venus transiting that area of your chart, you’re drawn to difference. If you’re a single Crab, you might meet a prospective partner while traveling, get into a cross-cultural relationship or set off sparks with someone who doesn’t meet your usual boyfriend/girlfriend criteria. So keep an open mind—especially on January 20 and 23 when Venus makes magic with intense Pluto and Mercury gels with dreamy Neptune.
July 23–August 22
It may be frigid outside, but you’re anything but! With red-hot Mars in your intimacy zone through January 27, you’ll find a way to stay warm. A New Years Eve hookup will be fueled by fantasy (not to mention alcohol) due to a Mars-Neptune entanglement. Flying solo? That planetary combo can also refer to emotional healing that allows you to start 2017 off right. The Mars-Pluto collaboration on the 11th nudges you to work through an issue with your partner or deal with something that’s troubling your psyche. Either way, you’ll feel better after you face this. While Mars is in this particular house, it’s all about daring to go there—i.e. having sex, facing emotional challenges, or tackling taboo topics like jealousy, money, and sharing.
Venus sashays into your intimacy zone for a month-long foray on January 3. You definitely won’t be in the market for a fling during this period when relationships tend to get extra intense. Both single and coupled Lions are looking for a passionate connection. On the 12th, the Venus-Neptune encounter blurs the line between love and lust. Your sexual partner may or may not be your soulmate—you simply can’t be objective that day. You might also pine for someone unavailable, so if you veer into obsession, ease up a little.
The new moon in your partnership angle on January 27 signals that a serious relationship could be on the horizon. If you already have a steady partner, you may take things up a notch in the coming months by getting engaged, moving in together, or swapping keys and closet space. If all this commitment sounds good, set your intentions on the 28th or the night of the 27th.
August 23 – September 22'
The sun lights up your love-and-happiness sector until January 19, infusing you with joie de vivre and helping you to ooze personality. Your ability to convey who you are and how you feel makes this an auspicious time for going on dates. When the sun and Pluto entwine on the 7th, an intense attraction could develop. But the sun’s skirmish with Uranus in your intimacy house on the 10th hints at rocky romance—one or both of you may just need space to do your own thing.
Active Mars is zipping through your partnership angle through January 27, meaning the couple that plays together stays together. When Mars melds with Neptune on the 1st, getting lost in an experience together can bond you, but if you’re interacting with someone you don’t know very well, his behavior might bewilder you. A Mars-Pluto confab makes the 11th a promising date night, while Mars’s struggles with Jupiter and Saturn on January 18 and 19 could land you in a conflict.
Thankfully, Venus’s presence in that part of your chart from January 3 on makes it easy to compromise and find common ground with people, and a Venus-Pluto connection on the 20th is a potent brew with romantic possibilities. Venus’s meet-up with Neptune on January 12 also looks pretty dreamy, but the full moon in your group zone might spell squad drama, and you may need to pull off a delicate balancing act.
Single Virgos could find love while braving open mic night at a comedy club or poetry slam on the 23rd or 29th, when Mercury coaxes you to express your humor and creativity. That’s your ruling planet, so do what he says!
September 23 – October 22
Mars in your productivity corner through the 27th will keep you busy logging long hours at the office, running errands, hitting the gym and packing plenty of other duties into each day. You’re motivated to get a lot done, but if you insist on doing things a certain way, you might get nitpicky with the people around you, including your boyfriend. Dial down the criticism—and don’t beat yourself up either if everything’s not perfect! Rigorous workouts will help you blow off steam when you need to, so don’t skip kickboxing class.
With Venus arriving in that house on the 3rd, while you’re burning through your to-do list, add a few action steps that will improve your personal life. This is an optimum month to work on a relationship or deal with practical matters as a couple. A thoughtful favor will go over big now. Single Libras might get a crush on a coworker, a guy on your jogging route, or someone else you habitually cross paths with.
On January 12, the full moon in your ambition angle clashes with several other planets, calling for you to do what you do best: balance! Your home life, career, relationships and personal growth are all competing for your attention, and putting yourself first may enable everything else to gradually fall into place. The sun’s entrance into your happiness sector on the 19th convinces you to enjoy life, so no matter how swamped you are, you should make time for fun dates or nights out with your crew. A new moon on January 27 hints that you could fall for someone new in the next six months or start a fresh chapter in your current romance.
October 23 – November 21
You’re in the mood to have fun, thanks to go-for-it Mars touring your joy sector through January 27. You might go overboard on NYE and pay the price the next day, since Mars is in league with escapist Neptune. That combo could inspire a fling with someone you’re not seeing clearly, and if that’s the case you might notice your unconscious expectations around the 18th when Mars gets out of sync with Jupiter in your subliminal corner. Mars and Pluto—your coruling planets—jibe with each other on January 11, giving you a prime opportunity to boldly declare your feelings for someone or engage in intense, sexy flirting. And if you miss your chance, a Mercury-Neptune confab on the 23rd also paves the way for emotionally revealing conversation.
Alluring Venus’s arrival in your joy sector on the 3rd definitely makes this a month for wearing your heart on your sleeve. You’ll be a little less interested in nesting than you were last month and much more inclined to get dressed up and go out. A Venus-Neptune alignment on January 12 makes that a promising date night, but note that the full moon will increase the odds of an argument, so let your body language do most of the talking and avoid hot-button issues like politics. Venus’s link with Pluto on the 20th blends love and lust beautifully, so no holing up at home by yourself that night, even if you worked hard all week. You can sleep in the next day! Solo Scorps can meet people while doing something creative, enjoying a hobby, spending time with children, out having fun with your friends or relishing a cultural experience.
November 22 – December 21
With social Venus tucked away at the bottom of your chart beginning on January 3, you’re in a homebody phase. Single Sagittarians will have to be extra excited about someone in order to talk yourself out of your sweats and into your LBD. If you’re not that into anyone, commune with your couch or have the girls over—and maybe ask them to invite potential love interests who they’ve put in the friend zone. Couples will enjoy hosting a dinner party, doing a little decorating or cozying up in front of the fire. Socializing could cut into downtime on the 26th when Venus contends with Jupiter in your group sector; keep everybody happy with a creative solution. Venus clashes with Saturn in Sag the next day, ushering in a more serious vibe and perhaps a touch of loneliness. Organizing your space could help you put this energy to good use.
Provocative Mars is also transiting the bottom of your chart, triggering underlying irritability that could get you into the kind of conflict where you don’t even know what you’re fighting about. You’re most likely to argue with family or people you live with, and if you feel like you’re about to implode, excuse yourself and process what’s going on inside you. The 19th could be especially tense, since Mars is feuding with Saturn that day, and you might feel like you can’t get out of your own way.
The full moon of January 12 is likely to bring intense emotions in a close relationship and possibly a memorable sexual encounter. It could also bring a sudden ending, and if it does, a Venus-Neptune alliance ensures that closure will be cathartic
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