It’s an action-packed month with Aries season kicking off but with communicative Mercury going retrograde in dreamy Pisces from March 5-28, we’re going to have to look before we leap. That’s because Mercury retrograde is when miscommunication, delays, and misunderstandings are at an all time high, and with Pisces in the mix, we might not be seeing things as clearly or as truthfully as we should. That’s why we’ll have to lean on Mercury in Pisces’ power of intuition to delve inward, reflect, and feel our way through.
Last month may have been a roller coaster ride thanks to the effects of two game-changing eclipses. Luckily, this month we get the chance to catch our breath and let the dust settle a bit. February opens with love planet Venus entering grounded and practical Capricorn on February 3rd, bringing the focus to commitment, dedication, and integrity when it comes to relationships and financial matters.
Since Capricorn is an earth sign, Venus in Capricorn will also be pushing us to establish a healthier relationship with ourselves, especially when it comes to our physical well-being. With active Mars entering sensual and equally grounded Taurus on February 14th, followed by the Full Moon in health-conscious Virgo on the 19th, the emphasis on our physical health will be hard to ignore.
As a rule, eclipses can be rough on the body by ramping up stress levels. The earthy energy coming our way can help us get the care and calming energy that we need.
Meanwhile, the New Moon in Aquarius on February 4th, coupled with the start of Pisces season on February 18th, encourages us to make smarter and more fulfilling choices when it comes to our connections to others, while looking to ways that we can help make the world better for others too–specifically those who may be vulnerable or marginalized. Having communicative Mercury entering soulful Pisces on February 10th means that we’ll be looking to have more meaningful conversations and connections as well.
Between the New Moon in Aquarius, Venus in Capricorn, and planets in Pisces, we’re reminded that healthy, supportive, and emotionally uplifting relationships can also be the anchor that we need right now.
Although there will be some big shifts taking place this month, things may still feel like they aren’t up to full speed as aggressive Mars enters dreamy and introverted Pisces on November 15 and Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde in Sagittarius on November 16. However, there will be something that we can celebrate and that’s when Jupiter; the planet of growth, good fortune, and optimism moves home to happy-go-lucky Sagittarius on November 8 after spending the last year in the murky waters of Scorpio. With Jupiter at home in Sagittarius for the next thirteen months, not only does it mean more abundance, adventure, and goodwill to go around (especially with Sagittarius season kicking off on November 22) but it also means that we’ll also be focusing more closely on the ethically or morally right thing to do for ourselves and others.
With this month’s New Moon in Libra (Oct 8) and Full Moon in Taurus (Oct 24) both answering to love-and-values-oriented Venus, and Venus going retrograde on October 5, we can expect October to be a month of reevaluation. No matter if we’re being called to start something new or let something go, our focus will be on whether it’s worth it. This theme will apply especially to relationships, our sense of self-worth, our personal values, and our relationship to money. Venus retrograde in Scorpio (Oct 5-31) will ask that reevaluate our desires and the power dynamics within our most intimate relationships while Venus re-entering Libra (Oct 31) will ask that we reevaluate the relationships we share with others across the board.
Meanwhile, Scorpio season (Oct 23) will challenge us to dig deep and face our fears, own our shadows, sit with our emotions, and trust our intuition when it comes to connecting to ourselves and connecting with others. Truth, both acknowledging it and speaking it will be also a part of our journey this month, as communicative Mercury enters Scorpio on October 9, followed by a move into Sagittarius on October 31.
With Virgo season underway, we should see a stark contrast between the wobbly energy of last month and the more grounded energy of this month. Although Mars will be moving back into unconventional Aquarius, which should stir things up a bit; having the Sun and communicative Mercury in Virgo should help us with staying flexible, organized, and sane. And if we feel like we’ve fallen off track or off target, the New Moon in Virgo on September 9 will help us find our bearings again and get back on the wagon. Meanwhile, pleasure-loving Venus will be in all-or-nothing Scorpio, making sure that whatever or whomever we invest our time and resources into will truly be worth the trouble.
If things have felt "stop and go" thanks to last month’s eclipses and all the retrograde planetary action we’ve been getting; this month brings us some much-needed momentum. Not only is Mercury moving forward again, but aggressive Mars also turns direct; which should help us with getting plans, projects, and initiatives off the ground. Meanwhile, we’re still in eclipse season with one more eclipse to go; the Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11, 2018. Under this eclipse, we should expect dramatic new beginnings, fresh starts, and life-changing opportunities that span themes that cover confidence, creativity, romance, and authenticity. With the shifts and changes that are still afoot, it’s a good thing that Mars will be moving back into grounded and responsible Capricorn by mid-month. With Mars in one of their favorite places to be, the energy in the air shouldn’t feel as jarring as it has been over the past few weeks, especially with Mars turning direct by August 27. Couple Mars grounding vibes with the earthy energy of Virgo season (August 23) and we should be able to find the motivation, energy, and the clarity to move into the next phase of our lives. Meanwhile, the Full Moon in Pisces on August 26 will stop by to help us with turning a dream into something real.
Even though Mars, the planet of action is still retrograde, that doesn’t mean that it won’t be an action-packed month. That’s because we’ve got two influential eclipses happening in July, plus Mercury retrograde. The first eclipse lands on July 12, which promises to be an emotional Solar Eclipse in Cancer. Solar Eclipses, which are super-powered New Moons, often mark profound new beginnings in our lives. As a tender and intuitive water sign, eclipses in Cancer often trigger major shifts and opportunities with themes associated with women and children, families, home and our sense of emotional security.
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Although Gemini season is in full swing, the pace this month slows down significantly once the planets begin shifting into cautious Cancer, pushing us to lean on our intuition rather than making snap judgments. At the same time, active Mars will also begin its two-month retrograde; backtracking through the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn and helping us to make sure we’re not blindly following the rules in place or investing our energy into futile endeavors. Planet Neptune (dreams, illusions, compassion) also goes retrograde this month in Pisces, pushing us to see through illusions and to see things as they are. In fact, with a Full Moon in no-nonsense Capricorn happening this month as well, many of us are due for a reality check.
I know some folks may be looking for the horoscopes I do for this website each month but between the past two eclipses landing in my zones of health and work and rest and retreat, it seems the universe has had some other plans for me, which included a sinus infection that I am only recently getting over.
Additionally, I am currently catching up on my one on one clients that have had to be rescheduled as a result of my illness while working on the manuscript for my book, which has a mid-March deadline. If anything, the eclipses that lit up my chart a couple weeks ago have shown me the value of being deliberate about the responsibilities I take on. This means my monthly horoscopes are on hiatus for now.
However, you will still continue to get my daily, weekend, and monthly scopes at Bustle. Thank you all for being such loyal and longtime readers.
Aries: The beginning of January may have brought a home or family matter to light or highlighted your need to get as much emotional nourishment as you can. That’s because a big chunk of your time and attention for the rest of January will be focused on your career and ambitions. Your mission begins on January 11th when busy Mercury moves into Capricorn, your zone of fame and achievement. With Mercury joining the four planets in Capricorn that are already there, it’s time to bring your A game to the table as people will be looking to you for your smarts and expertise. Expect to be in the spotlight over the next few weeks, where people will be hanging on to (and scrutinizing) your every word. Though with the power of communication at your fingertips, you can create opportunities for yourself if you pay attention and follow-through. This will be a good time to make presentations and hold meetings that will get you in front of the VIPs in your field. Meanwhile, the New Moon in Capricorn (January 16th) can help you with landing a new gig or getting widespread attention and pubic accolades. Whatever kind of opportunity that you’re able to manifest, know that it’s going to take a quite amount of effort and dedication to get them. Don’t take the opportunities presented to you lightly. On the 17th, Venus moves into Aquarius, your zone of friendship and future plans which can help you with networking and getting your name or brand out into the world. As such, don’t underestimate the power of community. People will be eager to talk you up.
On the 19th, the Sun enters Aquarius putting the emphasis on the unconventional. If you want to make progress this month, you have to be willing to take a very different approach than you have in the past. Though this month won’t be all work. Your friends will also be on hand to help you remember how to enjoy yourself in the midst of the intensity. Don’t be shy about leaning on them for the support. More than likely they’ll be coming to lean on you too. At the same time, if you’ve been looking for a way to give back or make an impact on the world around you, Aquarius season will be bringing out the activist and philanthropist in you. Venus in Aquarius could help you with raising funds or donations for a cause. On the 26th, Mars (your ruling planet) moves into fiery Sagittarius, your zone of education and travel. With Mars giving you a serious case of wanderlust, try to make time to get away this month. If travel is not an option, look to classes or events that feed your inner traveler. Under the influence of Mars, you might also want to explore how you can use your words and ideas to inspire the changes you’d like to see in the world. On January 31st, a powerful Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands in your zone of romance and creativity. You could find yourself ending a dead-end love affair or having a major a-ha moment around what you really want in love. On another note, a creative project could catapult you into the spotlight. Though no matter what happens around this eclipse, your job is to honor your magic. All you have to do is be you.
Taurus: The start of the month may have brought your awareness to the thoughts and ideas that flow through your head, asking you to challenge the ones that you have stuck on repeat. The rest of the month not only asks that you continue to challenge them but to open your mind to new perspectives. You can start when curious Mercury moves into Capricorn; your zone of travel, education, and opportunity on January 11th. Mercury will be pushing you to go beyond what you already know in exchange for new experiences and information that you can actually use. Part of this means shedding old and outdated beliefs that may be limiting you from thinking outside of the box or believing in your vision. Instead of coming down on yourself for what you don’t know; Mercury will ask that you put in the time to learn, study, and research to fill in the gaps. This may include travel as a form of education or taking classes in something you’re passionate about. On the 16th, the New Moon in Capricorn can help you with mapping out a course. At the same time, you could manifest an opportunity to teach, sit on a panel discussion, or get your name in print. Whatever comes your way, the point is to be receptive and to follow through on your inspiration. On the 17th, Venus (your ruling planet) moves into Aquarius – your zone of career and achievement. With Venus helping you to work your charm, you could land a promotion or public recognition for you hard work.
Overall, this month is all about your come up, especially as the confident and creative Sun enters Aquarius on January 19th. With the Sun putting the spotlight on you, you should find yourself super focused when it comes to your goals and ambitions; making a name for yourself along the way as you go. If you’ve been thinking about pursuing an entrepreneurial endeavor, Aquarius season will be giving you the ideas, savvy, confidence to be a true standout in your market. On the 26th, Mars enters Sagittarius, your zone of finances and intimacy. With Mars here, your magnetism will be impossible to resist. Just make sure you vet your partners carefully though as getting a lover out of your system won't exactly be the easiest thing to do. Best to give your time to someone worthwhile. On a similar note, Mars could also give you the courage to break one if the relationship has been toxic or emotionally abusive. In terms of your finances, Mars could bring an unexpected expense, so you may want to have a rainy-day fund at the ready or take it easy on the spending this month. If you’ve been unfairly carrying the weight of a financial burden, Mars will also push you to draw the line. Things get truly intense around the Lunar Eclipse in Leo on January 31st, which lands in your zone of home and family. Under this eclipse you could be forced to move or have a falling out with a family member. While this may feel like a crisis at first, know that the goal of an eclipse is to help you get where you need to be instead of wasting time with things that no longer serve you. Be open to change.
Gemini: This opening of this month may have brought a financial matter to a head. The rest of January will have you sorting things out afterward. That’s because detailed Mercury will be joining the four planets already in Capricorn (your zone of intimacy and finances) on the 11th. As a result, it’s time to face the reality of your current financial situation and get to work in improving it. With the heavy emphasis of planets in Capricorn, you’ll have to guard against becoming hopeless or fearful that you’ll be left out in the cold. If debt is a serious issue, this could be a good time to work with a financial counselor (some offer services for free) to help you with creating a plan of action to get on your feet. You might also consider calling up your credit card companies to work out a payment plan or get your interest rate reduced. Meanwhile, if you have some money in the bank this could be a good time to think about investing some of it. Look to the New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th to help you with uncovering options to help you get your finances correct. Since this area of your chart also covers intimacy, you may want to consider the ways in which you block yourself from getting the care and support you need by being afraid to be vulnerable. You don’t have to open yourself up to just anyone, but you do need to start focusing on what you want from a partner rather than dwelling too hard on the past. The new moon could help you with attracting the right person for you, but you may need to challenge your inherited beliefs about love. No, all ____ don’t cheat, nor are all ____ trash.
On the 17th, romantic Venus moves into Aquarius – your zone of travel, opportunity and education. Venus will be pushing you to step out of your rut and to fall in love with living again. As such, you could find yourself booking a trip cross-country or overseas with the intent to experience something new and revive your sense of adventure. Since Venus is associated with money, you could make some extra cash by way of publishing, teaching, or media. With the Sun moving into Aquarius on the 19th, it’s time for you to become a world citizen again. Even if travel isn’t on your list at the moment, you can rekindle your spark with an inspiring book or connecting with people from other cultures and backgrounds. Perhaps a meetup group that bonds over French literature and wine could be your go-to for fun. The point is to shake off the heavy energy that you may be currently feeling and to get inspired. On the 26th, Mars enters Sagittarius your zone of partnerships. With Mars here, you may need to watch out for arguments and disagreements with others. However, if you’re looking to connect with people that fuel and inspire you, Mar in Sagittarius can help. On the 31st, the month goes out with a bang as the Lunar Eclipse in Leo lights up your zone of communication. As a result, you could receive a media gig with high visibility or make waves with the launch of a website or blog. Either way, your job is too see and interact with the world around you with new eyes.
Cancer: The beginning of January may have thrown you back a bit on yourself, asking you to drop dead weight and stagnant situations. The remainder of the month brings your attention back to the relationships in your life, with an emphasis on one in particular. That’s because communicative Mercury will be entering Capricorn, your zone of partnerships on January 11th. With Mercury’s help you should find communicating or working alongside your partner (whether in business or romance) taking up a huge chunk of your time. If you need to propose something to your partner or get something off your chest, Mercury can help to open the lines of communication. At the same time, your partner or someone you work closely with could offer you some sage advice or assistance this month that comes through in a clutch. If looking for love, the New Moon in Capricorn can assist you with finding someone with commitment potential. For those of you that have already found the love of your life, this moon could assist you with taking the next step in your relationship. With Venus moving into Aquarius, your zone of intimacy and finances on the 17th, some Cancers may decide to purchase a home or move in with their mates. Making a joint investment like opening a joint bank account or starting a business with your mate could also be on the table. Meanwhile, Venus will also be on hand to help you get your sexy back. This might be a good time to explore sexual techniques, build your lingerie collection, or learn how to use your Kundalini power to attract what you want.
When the Sun moves into Aquarius on January 19th, much of your attention will be focused on facing your fears and reclaiming your power. This might involves cutting ties with toxic people or allowing yourself to heal from an abusive relationship. Since money will also be a focus, look to this time to work on reducing or paying off your debts. A lump sum payment or loan could come through to help you with meeting your financial goals. If you have a committed partner, they could get a raise or cash bonus that could help with paying the bills. On the 26th, active Mars moves into Sagittarius, your zone of health and habits. As a result, expect the next few weeks to get seriously busy. Your task will be learning how to keep up with the pace without burning out. This could mean putting down some boundaries in terms of how much you’re willing to take on as well as having a healthy outlet like exercise to burn off steam. Since this area of your chart also covers the people you work with, you could find your temper running short at work. If anything, this Mars transit will highlight the need for a better job if the environment has become too toxic. If you do decide to quit, just try not to be impulsive about it. On the 31st, money continues to be a major theme as a powerful Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands in your zone of income and possessions. Under this eclipse you could be pushed to find a new job or find yourself becoming less understanding when it comes to people that owe you money. If your self-worth has taken a hit recently, this eclipse will help you to believe in yourself again.
Leo: This month is a very big deal for you Leo, thanks to the game changing Lunar Eclipse in your sign at the end of the month. But before we get to that, let’s talk a little about what January looks like for you before the main event. The top of the month may have started out a bit slow for you and a bit emotional too. That’s because your current mission is to get rid of the spiritual and physical junk that you’ve been carrying around up until this point. With busy Mercury moving into Capricorn, your zone of health and routines on January 11th, it’s time to get your life in order. Look to ways you can cut down on distractions, improve your time management, drink more water, and make sure you’re spending your time and energy on things that are worth your while. Since Capricorn is an earth sign, this is not about reaching the finish line at lightening speed but rather taking the time to slow down and put in the work/discipline to make your plans a reality. For example, if your mission is to get in shape, quick fix teas or extreme dieting aren’t going to cut it. It’s going to take time, dedication, and a whole lot of sweat. The New Moon in Capricorn on the 16th, can help you with making a fresh start and getting yourself on track. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a medical or dental check-up, this moon will push you to make an appointment. Remember, your self-care is in your hands. If you truly want to be the trailblazer you were born to be, it will be your attention to the minor details that will really make a difference. Also, if you have tasks that you can hire out, it might be worth it rather than trying to do everything yourself.
On the 17th, romantic Venus enters Aquarius, your zone of partnerships. In terms of your professional life, collaborations with others could be beneficial in helping you to uncover new opportunities or grow your client base. When it comes to love, you could end up meeting someone new with long-term potential while coupled up Leos could find themselves being reminded of why they fell in love with their significant other in the first place. When the Sun moves into Aquarius on the 19th, you might feel like you have to beat folks off with a stick as you’ll be in high demand. When it comes to getting to the top, it will help to have someone solid on your team so be receptive to the support and attention. On the 26th, passionate Mars moves into Sagittarius, your zone of love and creativity. With Mars energizing this zone, you’ll have a serious craving for romance and excitement. It’s a good thing the universe will be co-conspiring with you to help you satisfy that craving. As long as you follow your heart when it comes to new experiences, the world is your oyster. Though you’re going to need some fun in your life when an intense and game changing Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands in your zone of confidence and self-image on the 31st. Rebirth isn’t easy to endure, but it’s necessary. Keep this in mind t the eclipse. Meanwhile, if you’ve been toiling away at something behind the scenes, get camera ready, the spotlight will be on you. Amplify your glow.
Virgo: You might have found yourself feeling a tad antisocial at the start of this month and that may very well be a good thing as the rest of this month pushes you to focus on yourself before anyone else. That’s because there’s currently a bevy of planets in Capricorn camped out in your zone of creativity and self-expression. On the 11th, Mercury (your ruling planet) joins the party; bringing your attention to increasing the fun and adventure in your life. Consider making a bucket or wish list of things that you’d love to do either for the rest of the month or the rest of the year – or maybe both. Even if you think it may be something that’s outrageous and might not happen ever, still put it on your list. Mercury will be acting as your cosmic messenger to make sure the universe hears your request. Look to the New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th to help you with setting intentions to help you check your bucket list off. Plus, with romance also associated with this area of your chart, you can attract new love by being on the wavelength of fun and curiosity. Essentially, when you feel turned on, the world turns on with you as a response, helping you to become like a magnet; attracting what you desire. On the 17th, when Venus moves into Aquarius, your zone of health and routine, it’s time to make a habit of inserting a little love into your daily habits. Make bath bombs a staple, bring more color to your dinner plate, or start your mornings dancing nude in front of the mirror. Whatever you do, make sure it makes you feel good.
On the 19th, when the Sun enters Aquarius; your source of energy and confidence will come by way of simplifying and detoxing your life. This could be a good time to jump start a fitness routine, get rid of clutter, and figure out ways to chop down your workload. While you often like to be of help to others, the time has come for you to start putting yourself first for a change while not feeling guilty about letting people rescue themselves and fix their own lives. It’s OK Virgo, your attention is needed elsewhere. It’s time to thrive on not being needed for right now. Well, you still need you so there’s that. On the 26th, aggressive Mars moves into your zone of home and family which could turn up the aggravation levels if you share a living space with other people. While Mars can help you with setting better boundaries, you may need to find projects around the house that can keep you busy and away from others for the next few weeks. Though Mars can be helpful for looking at the way you manage and deal with anger. If you’ve been holding on to some things, Mars could bring a cathartic release. Speaking of letting go, the powerful Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands on January 31st, sending shockwaves through your zone of rest and healing. At this eclipse it could be time to work with a therapist to work on shaking the emotional residue that’s been weighing heavy on your heart and soul. A good cry also be helpful as well as writing down what you want to release and burning it in a cleansing flame. Who would you be without your wounds? It’s time to find out.
Libra: While this month may have opened with a career highlight, majority of this month is focusing on your emotional nutrition and security. That’s because busy Mercury steps into Capricorn on January 11th, your zone of home and family; joining the four other planets in Capricorn already there. With Mercury a part of the team, you may find yourself becoming super nostalgic and focused on the past. While a walk down memory lane isn’t a bad thing, don’t allow it to distort your view of the present or your future. If you’re happy where you currently are, know that you have the power to rewrite your narrative and change course. Though it won’t be an overnight turnaround, if you’re dedicated to your own happiness things will improve. Journal writing and talking with trusted friends and family could be helpful in healing your wounds and releasing pain, as well as working with a therapist. If you’ve been thinking about buying or selling your house or moving to a new space, Mercury in Capricorn can assist you with the process and paperwork so that things go smoothly. Look to the days after the New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th to sign any papers or make any changes/upgrades related to your home as it will be an auspicious time. For Libras looking to start a family, this new moon can also be helpful, especially with love planet Venus entering Aquarius; your zone of romance, children, and creativity the next day.
Though if children aren’t in your plans, don’t worry because there are more goodies on the way thanks to the Sun entering Aquarius on the 19th. With the Sun and Venus camped out in your zone of true love over the next few weeks, romance could strike you like a lightning bolt. If you’re single and looking to meet someone new, this could be some exciting news. If you’re already attached, you and your bae should have quite the time falling back in love with each other. Since your creative energy will be on high, you could find yourself looking for ways to express yourself with flair. Perhaps this means getting gussied up for a stylized photoshoot, working on a film or creative writing project, or doing an avant garde art piece. Whatever you decide is sure to put you on the map. On the 26th, Mars moves into passionate Sagittarius, your zone of communication. With Mars here, the next few weeks would be a good time to work on anything that requires focus and concentration. With Mars boosting your confidence, this might also be a good time to pitch a proposal or an idea to a VIP. Mars will have you moving at warp speed this month, so it’s best to make sure you take frequent breaks and have an outlet to channel all of the mental energy coming your way. On January 31st, a potent Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands in your zone of friendship and future plans. This eclipse could shake up your friends list while pushing you to get serious about fulfilling your hopes and wishes.
Scorpio: The start of this month should have highlighted the outmoded and self-limiting beliefs that you still need to release. That’s why the team of planets in Capricorn will be camped out in your zone of ideas and communication to help you with shifting your perspective and thinking outside of the box. It all begins when curious Mercury joins Team Capricorn on January 11th, pushing you to open up your mind and to experience something new. With serious Saturn and intense Pluto already in this zone, your long-term goal with be to avoid letting the heavy Capricorn energy weigh your thoughts down with worry, sadness, and a bleak outlook. Since Mercury is a planet that like options and loves to solve problems, recognize that there’s more than one way to achieve a goal or move past a challenge. Since life doesn’t come with a template, give yourself space to try something new and try on a different path. The only thing you need to be concerned with is spreading yourself too thin. Pick a couple projects and ideas that are worth your time and focus on those rather than trying to be everywhere at once. Opportunities will be coming at you at lighting speed now, but know that it’s OK to turn things down if you’re not 100% into it. Meanwhile, the New Moon in Capricorn can help you with initiating plans and the footwork to execute them; like writing that book, giving that talk, or hosting that panel discussion.
On the 17th, Venus moves into Aquarius, your zone of home and family. With pretty Venus here, this month could be a good time to redecorate your living space. Adding in some fresh colors, flowers, or a fresh coat of paint could do wonders in terms of shifting the energy in your home. Getting rid of clutter and old things that you no longer use can also be helpful. If you’ve been thinking of moving to a new place, look to the Sun moving into Aquarius on the 19th to help you. Spending time with close family as well as entertaining guests at your home will be a source of nourishment. While Aquarius season is here, your job is getting the emotional nutrition you need via the support of your community. If you find yourself feeling low, reach out and connect with those you love. They will make time for you. On the 26th, Mars enters Sagittarius, your zone of income. Since Mars runs on impulse, you may want to watch out for sudden expenses or burning through your cash as soon as you get it. However, with Mars on your side, you may find yourself being more direct when it comes to your money and getting it from anyone that owes it to you. That’s a good thing though, because you shouldn’t undersell yourself or your skills. Speaking of your skills, you may receive some widespread recognition for them when a game changing Lunar Eclipse in Leo puts the spotlight on you on January 31st, lighting up your zone of fame and career. If you’re not ready, it’s time to get ready to boss up. While you’re at it put people on notice. You mean business.
Sagittarius: With money and finances being a major theme for you this month, the start of January may have had you focused on your debts and money management. If your financial health isn’t exactly where you’d like to be, then the rest of the month is here to get you sorted. Your work begins on January 11th when analytical Mercury moves into Capricorn, your zone of income and possessions. With Mercury joining the four planets in Capricorn already in this zone, your task will be to keep a close eye on the cash going in and out of your bank account. For Sags that thrive on instant gratification, this month may be learning the art of self-discipline. While this doesn’t mean that you can’t spend cash on the things that you want, it will mean that you’ll have to be savvier about what you spend your money on and when. Think quality over quantity. The money you spend on after work drinks could be going to a travel fund instead. On the 16th, look to the New Moon to help you with turning over a new leaf when it comes to your money, whether it’s developing a workable budget, demanding better pay for your work, finding a new job, or developing a savings plan. On the 17th, Venus moves into Aquarius, your zone of communication. With Venus’ help, look to ways that you can monetize your message. Getting paid for a writing or media gig could be an option, as well as starting a subscription service for your content or launching a website.
On January 19th, the Sun steps into Aquarius and joins Venus in your communication zone, putting your attention on your ideas. If you have a message or idea that you’d like to share with a larger audience, Aquarius season can help you make the connections that you need to make to do so. Perhaps a podcast is in the works for you? Overall, look to Aquarius season to get you excited again about connecting and sharing with others as well as learning from them too. With go-getter Mars moving into Sagittarius on the 26th and into your zone of self-image and confidence, you’ll have the eye of the tiger when it comes to pursuing what you want and getting things done. Having Mars on your team will turn your swag up one thousand trillion, which could give you the confidence you’ve been needing. If you’ve fallen off the wagon when it comes to health and fitness, Mars can help you to get back on track. Come January 31st, there’s a powerful shift taking place when the Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands in your zone of travel, education, and opportunity. At this moon you could get published, score an impressive teaching gig, or get the chance to travel for an opportunity of a lifetime. Either way, the goal of this eclipse is to help you with shaking off the past and reconnecting with that part of you that makes you a Sagittarius – the free-spirited, optimistic part. It’s time to follow your heart again.
Capricorn: The start of this month might have had you doing a cleaning of house with a significant relationship or helped you to solidify the future of one. The rest of this month, however, is focused on you and you alone. That’s because communicative Mercury moves into Capricorn on January 11th and into your zone of self-image. With Mercury joining the bevy of planets already in Capricorn, you should find it easy to win people over with your ideas and presentation, which is why it’ll be important to bring your A game. You could be creating opportunities for yourself literally as you speak. Mercury will be working on your behalf to introduce you to new and exciting people, so make sure you have something worthwhile to say, as you never know who might be listening. On the 16th, the New Moon in Capricorn helps you with turning over a new leaf when it comes to your image or health. If you’ve been slow to jump on your New Year’s resolutions – this moon can assist you with getting on track. On the 17th, it’s all about your favorite subject – money. That’s because Venus will be entering Aquarius, your zone of income and possessions. With money making Venus here, you could attract a considerable amount of money, through a raise in salary, a bonus, or a new job. At the same time, if you’ve been working yourself like a slave with little payoff, Venus will ask you to stop settling less for what you’re worth.
When the Sun joins Team Aquarius on the 19th, this theme will be amplified. It’s time to address your wounds or conditioning around lack. Learn to be grateful for what you have while being expectant of more. Know that sometimes things don’t pan out the way you want them because there’s something better on the horizon. In order to receive it though, you have to be available and open to it first. On the 26th, active Mars moves into Sagittarius, your zone of rest and retreat. With Mars here, insomnia and restless could be an issue, so you may want to look to ways you can decompress and chill out. Hint: Go easy on the alcohol. Yoga could do the trick, as could a spiritual retreat or a few therapy sessions; especially as Mars may stir up some unresolved anger. In terms of release and letting go, you’ll get an extra push when a powerful Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands in your zone of finances and intimacy. With the help of this eclipse you could break free of a toxic relationship and reclaim your time. Remember, Capricorn, the only person’s actions you have control over is yours. Be responsible for yourself and give others the space to do what they need to do for themselves. Meanwhile, when it comes to your finances, this eclipse could help you with finalizing a loan or a lump sum payment owed to you, or you may become more proactive about paying off a debt. Either way, investing in your long term security will be paramount around this eclipse.
Aquarius: There’s lots happening for you this month and the start of January should have highlighted where you need to be more diligent in managing how you spend your time and energy. You can’t live in a constant state of crisis, Aquarius. That’s why much of this much centers on your renewal and refreshment. It all begins on January 11th when chatty Mercury moves into Capricorn, your zone of healing and rest. With Mercury here, your focus will be on reducing the amount of outside “noise” and garbage you take in. This may mean giving yourself a break from the news and social media as well as finding a meditative practice that works for you. If you need to clear your head, journal writing and reading an old-fashioned book could be helpful. The point is to nourish yourself with things that uplift and inspire you. Also, your intuition will be spot on as this time, so listen to it. On the 16th the New Moon in Capricorn pushes you to seek out emotional fulfillment. If you’ve been stuck just going through the motions, look to ways that you can bring the color and joy back into your life. Every piece of sunshine counts. Creative or artistic outlets could be therapeutic for you. By the 17th, when Venus enters Aquarius, your zone of self-confidence and self-image, you should be in the mood to glam yourself up. This is a good thing too, as trying on a new look could be both a confidence and a mood booster.
Overall, January is a month for leaving the old you behind and the beginning of the brighter, bolder version of yourself, especially with the confident Sun moving into Aquarius on the 19th. With the Sun kicking off your personal new year, it’s time to show up and be seen. As part of your rebirth, consider ways that you can be kinder to yourself, which may include establishing a healthier relationship to your body. Remember, Aquarius, you weren’t born to look like (or follow) everyone else. Live in the way that feels right for you. On January 26th, action oriented Mars moves into Sagittarius, your zone of friendship and future plans. With Mars here, you might decide that it’s time to break free of affiliations and associations that you no longer identify with. Though try not to feel too bad about it as you were outgrowing them anyway. You’re not here to ride every bandwagon you come across. Since we’re on the subject of going your own way, you could end up parting ways with a significant relationship in your life, as a game changing Lunar Eclipse in Leo lands in your zone of partnerships on January 31st. Under the influence of this eclipse, you could make the move to end a stagnant relationship or bring a solid relationship to the next level. Whichever route you decide to go, the theme around this eclipse is to cut the dead weight from your life and to savor what’s authentic and true.
Pisces: With the start of the month focusing on an excavation and release of sorts where your romantic life is concerned, the focus of the remainder of the month falls back on you and your hopes and dreams. Your mission begins on January 11th when communicative Mercury moves into Capricorn; your zone of friendship and future plans. Having put in so much work lately, word is spreading fast about you and what you can do. As such, this is a good time to capitalize on the buzz you’re building by setting up meetings with folks you want to work with as well as attending social gatherings and events to get your networking on. On the 16th, the New Moon in Capricorn helps you to get serious about your hopes and wishes. If you really want to see yourself on top, it’s time to put in the footwork and make use of the resources available to you. Don’t be afraid to sing your own praises and tout your accomplishments. They mean something! On the 17th, love planet Venus moves into Aquarius, your zone of healing and retreat. With Venus here, your attention turns to self-care and nourishing yourself from the inside out. Where have you’ve been dying to do something a little crazy or outside of the box? Quirky Venus in Aquarius will be pushing you to invest in that dream. A note: having Venus here can turn up the idealism when it comes to romantic partners. Just make sure the person is who they say they are if you meet someone new.
On January 19th, when the Sun steps into Aquarius, it’s time to pull back and focus on your more tender pieces. Don’t worry too much about plowing through your work, because you’ll need the rest and time to recharge your batteries. At the same time, this is a good time to work on clearing out the psychic junk that’s been weighing you down. Working with a therapist or a reputable spiritual healer could help, so could delving into your creative side. Consider this your preparation before your personal new year (your birthday) begins. On the 26th, go-getter Mars moves into Sagittarius, your zone of career and fame. With Mars turning up the heat in this zone, don’t be surprised if you’re ready to make a sudden exit on a dead-end job or if you’re ready to take a risk and put yourself in the running for a major opportunity. Either way, Mars’ job is to give you the swagger you deserve. It’s time to go hard or go home. Still, the month goes out with a bang as a game changing Lunar Eclipse in Leo lights up your zone work, habits, and health. Look to this eclipse to motivate you to take better care of your health and to establish a better work-life balance. If your schedule has been unstructured and all over the place or if you’ve been burning the candle for too long at both ends, this eclipse will demand that you make some changes. It’s time for a detox.