January of 2021 will usher in many opportunities for creativity, artistic endeavors, opinionated thought, and goal setting. The New Moon in Capricorn and Full Moon in Leo will help us take control of our lives and prepare for the future.
Arguments and inconsistent energy are two things to watch for this month. If you’re feeling uncomfortable and upset, remember that it is temporary and those good aspects are right around the corner. Mercury will begin moving in retrograde at the very end of the month, so get organized early in matters of communication and travel.
You will enjoy creative touchpoints throughout the month, the first of which is January 1st with Mercury sextile Neptune. With the planet of communication getting along so well with the planet of mystery and illusion, this is a wonderful time to indulge in creative pursuits such as writing, drawing, acting, sculpting, and more. This aspect is favorable for making something imaginative that speaks to people.
Mercury moves fast, which is why it can sometimes feel like our minds are ever-changing. From January 4th through the 5th, Mercury will conjunct Pluto and we will be open to change. Your thoughts and views might change suddenly since Mercury is paired up with the planet of dramatic transformation.
The first chance to start getting long-term goals in order happens on January 6th. Mars will enter Taurus, filling us all with a feeling of steady dedication. Start focusing on what you want and how you will get there, and Mars in the calm sign of Taurus will get you there sooner or later.
At the same time, your tastes might be a little more extravagant than normal so be careful not to make any big impulse buys. Also, the slow progress of Taurus does not always sit well with Mars, so try to keep your spirits up and know that there will be more opportunities later in the month to reach your goals faster.
On January 8th, Mercury will enter Aquarius and square Mars. Venus will enter Capricorn and trine Mars through the 10th. The Sun will sextile Neptune through the 9th.
Sun sextile Neptune will offer a second chance at innovation and imagination. Bask in this mystical, artistic combination. Try not to let Mercury square Mars squelch this. This aspect might bring an overly critical eye to your pursuits. On the other hand, Mercury will enter Aquarius, opening your thoughts to curiosity, detached reasoning, and the pursuit of truth. You’ll also likely feel more altruistic toward people.
Focus on your love life on January 8th with the help of Venus trine Mars. You’ll be able to express your romantic feelings more easily with the planet of romance and the planet of energy working together. Plus, Venus will enter Capricorn, giving your loving nature a slow, careful way forward. If you feel secure, you will likely feel steady and content during this period, but if you feel rejected, you might find yourself feeling uncharacteristically detached. Take this opportunity to dig deep and get things on a good track for yourself. Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, rewards us when we put in the work.
Mercury will conjunct Saturn on January 9th and 10th, bringing with it a patient, enduring quality. Use this in tandem with Mars in Taurus and your goals will likely be reached if you keep up the hard work. However, remember to have some fun and focus on the temporary nature of these serious aspects and planetary positions. Take extra care with yourself this month.
Remember there is a little bit more sunlight every day and deep winter is the perfect time to get cozy and rest. Capricorn season is a good time to place a solid foundation for your future endeavors, but it is not made for sprinting to the finish line.
On January 11th, Mercury will conjunct Jupiter, helping us feel more optimistic and clearer in our thoughts. However, Mars will square Saturn through the 15th which will feel uncomfortable. Your energy levels might be unpredictable.
On January 12th, Mercury will square Uranus, adding to the chaotic feel that Mars square Saturn started. It might be hard to hold onto your energy, so give yourself a break.
January 13th is a promising day. Venus will trine Uranus through the 14th, making us feel particularly original in matters of love. Innovate and surprise your partner. In addition, the New Moon in Capricorn brings with it a fresh start, perfect for the beginning of the new year. Set goals, focus your energy, be realistic about what you want, and prepare for the future. The New Moon is a time to start over, and Capricorn is known for its ability to make sound plans (and stick with them).
On January 14th, the Sun conjunct Pluto will add to the fresh start that began during the New Moon. You will likely feel self-confident and prepared for change. On the same day, Jupiter will square Uranus. This aspect lends itself to radical thought and the ability to express it.
On January 19th, we officially enter Aquarius season. With the Sun in friendly Aquarius, we will all be a little kinder to everyone around us and our endeavors might become somewhat intellectual and inquisitive. Mars will conjunct Uranus through the 22nd, providing us with a lot of energy. We might feel stressed or stretched too thin, so try to make time for relaxation, meditation, or calming solitude.
Mars will square Jupiter from January 20th to the 26th. This aspect might make us quick to act and prone to extreme action. This will be tempered somewhat by the Sun conjunct Saturn on January 23rd and 24th. We will feel more serious and down to Earth during this time. Venus will sextile Neptune on the 24th, giving us a window into the mysterious and artistic. Choose a concrete way to express your creativity on this day.
The Sun will square Uranus from the 26th to the 27th, making us all feel nervous and impulsive. The Sun will then conjunct Jupiter from January 28th to the 29th, helping us look at things with some humor and levity.
Venus will conjunct Pluto on the same day, bringing with it very intense feelings.
The Full Moon in Leo offers us all a chance to take control of our inner lives. Be reminded that you are in charge of your own life and your decisions are your own. Build your self-confidence with something fun that brings you joy. The Full Moon will also ask us to find a balance between pleasing others and serving ourselves.
The month winds down with Sun square Mars. We might be looking for an argument or seeking out a risk. In addition, Mercury enters retrograde. Try to get organized earlier in the month so that these last days of January don’t catch you off guard. If your decisions seem hasty, it might be a good time to rest and enjoy what you have currently.
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