Welcome to the first month of 2021, star babies! January brings the end of Uranus retrograde and the first Mercury retrograde of the year, so let’s get to it before those communication mishaps and technology delays kick in. The first major transit of the year occurs on Wednesday, January 6, when warrior planet Mars enters sensual Taurus, helping all of us engage in self-care. To care for oneself is a radical act; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Speaking of communication, messenger planet Mercury enters aloof Aquarius on Friday, January 8. Remember to text your friends back, everyone, as it’s hard enough maintaining friendships these days with social distancing. Also on Friday, January 8, lover planet Venus enters hardworking Capricorn. This transit reminds us that relationships of all kinds require hard work. Especially during tough times, love cannot survive on chemistry alone. Do your best to communicate what you’re feeling and consider working with a therapist whether you’re single or coupled to help your love life survive this pandemic.
A new moon in Capricorn on Wednesday, January 13 is an ideal day to start a new business venture or follow up on any overdue invoices or checks. The next day, Thursday, January 14, innovator Uranus goes direct. The planet has been retrograde since August, helping us all do whatever we can to make the world a better place in these tough times. When it goes direct, life may feel more relaxed and it may feel a little less urgent, but it’s still important to stay educated or we risk becoming blind to the world’s problems.
Aquarius season begins on Tuesday, January 19. It’s a time of year that encourages you to celebrate exactly who you are, flaws and all. Use the bold full moon in Leo on Thursday, January 28 to get it on, whether you take it solo or with a partner. Two days later, on Saturday, January 30, the first Mercury retrograde of the year begins in Aquarius. Double-check emails, beware of exes, and make sure you’re sexting the right person. However, messenger Mercury is pretty happy in the logical air sign, so this retrograde shouldn’t be too bad. Keep reading to see what else the stars have in store for you.
January Predictions by Zodiac Sign
Dating, whether you’re looking for something new or ready to level-up a current relationship, has been tricky with social distancing. However, when the lover planet Venus enters your 11th House of Social Status, you get a romantic ego boost from the universe. Kick-off the new year by shooting your shot, Aries. Read your full January horoscope here.
Your theme for this month is boundaries, Taurus. If friends or a new crush try to push you out of your comfort zone, stand firm. You will attract those who respect you and are on the same page. This stands true for your professional life, as well. It’s hard to make predictions in this economy, but when communication Mercury lights up your 10th House of Career, ask for that raise or a promotion. The stars are in your favor to collect some cash. Read your full January horoscope here.
Your love life is in for a serious makeover, flirty Gemini. You’re a heart-breaker, but when the lover planet Venus enters your 8th House of Death and Rebirth, it’s time to let half-ass relationships and crushes go. Yes, this means you may break even more hearts, but it clears the way for the romance that you deserve. Read your full January horoscope here.
You really, truly, care about your friends and family, Cancer. You may have spread yourself thin over the holiday season as a result, and that’s on a good year, let alone during a pandemic that makes “normal” holiday traditions impossible. Now that it’s January, it’s crucial that you prioritize your own well-being, so step away from people-pleasing for the sake of your health. Read your full January horoscope here.
You typically love to be the center of attention, Leo. However, the political and social stress of the past year can make even a proud lion need a little rest and relaxation. Double down on self-care, because you don’t want to lose your shine. Then, a full moon in your sign at the end of the month bodes well for romantic manifestation. Read your full January horoscope here.
You’re the healer of the zodiac, Virgo, but don’t become so consumed with taking care of others that you forget about yourself. From dealing with the pandemic to the other stressors of the last year, this has been a tough time. Give yourself a break (and ideally a bath and some therapy). Your ruling planet, Mercury, begins its first retrograde of the year this month and you should be well-rested when it happens. Read your full January horoscope here.
You’re the sign of partnerships, Libra, but even you can stay in relationships past their expiration date. When fighter planet Mars enters your 8th House of Sex, Death, and Rebirth this month, even you may be shocked at how easy it becomes to stand up for yourself. If someone isn’t treating you right, it’s time that you tell them. With your ruling planet, Venus, on your side, you won’t ever have to worry about ending up alone. Read your full January horoscope here.
This month ushers in a new year, Scorpio, but will you evolve with it? When one of your ruling planets, Mars, enters your 7th House of Partnerships, you are faced with a choice. You can bicker with your crush or partner over minute details, or you can put energy into having epically hot sex (virtual counts). What will you choose? Read your full January horoscope here.
Your motto is often “go big or go home,” Sagittarius, but January is not the best month to make any major, spontaneous decisions. An expensive business decision or impulsive relationship move could backfire, so try to keep life low-key this month. You can act more adventurous later in the year, I promise. Read your full January horoscope here.
Despite your professional persona, you’re likely kinkier than you seem, Capricorn, and January asks you to lean into that side of yourself. The stars align this month to serve you all your sexual desires, but there is only one thing holding you back. For anything to come true, you must become vulnerable and communicate your fantasies to your partner. Even with a Mercury retrograde at the end of the month, you can do it. Read your full January horoscope here.
Ruled by innovative Uranus, you can feel detached from others sometimes. However, you still care deeply for your community, whether you display that through activism or being the best friend that anyone could ask for. This month starts your season, Aquarius, and Uranus finally goes direct. As your birthday assignment, it’s time to let people shower you with compliments. Read your full January horoscope here.
When your ruling planet, Neptune, makes some moves this month, Pisces, you receive psychic messages about the future, which can be useful in helping you plot your next steps. Take this as a blessing, as everyone is wondering what comes next these days. Your theme of the month is friendship; in particular, staying connected to your support system even if you can’t see them in person. Read your full January horoscope here.
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