Happy New Year
January’s your birthday month with the Sun in your star sign Capricorn until the 20th. Yet, even though this is a time to traditionally put yourself first and pursue personal goals and aims, there’s no rush into 2023. This is because two major planets are retrograde. Therefore, leaping in too soon might not win you the best deal or be the most successful form of action.
Plus, there’s a lot of activity taking place this month highlighting your close relationships. You might not be in a position to focus on yourself because you’re caught up with other people. Or, you’re not the one calling the shots.
Relationships are under the cosmic spotlight as soon as the month begins. On the 1st, there’s an intense and obsessive Venus-Pluto conjunction in your star sign Capricorn. This takes you back to last year when Venus turned retrograde in Capricorn and dived deep into Pluto’s underworld.
Events now may be linked to what was happening at the same time last year and in March 2022. There can be a theme of endings or loss when Pluto’s involved. Pluto’s an extreme planet and often evokes deep emotions. It might be tempting to think a relationship’s over or want to throw in the towel regarding a business partnership, but be wary of making a big decision too soon.
Also, the Full Moon on the 6th is powerful as it cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. The Moon in Cancer suggests that you’re emotionally involved or connected to someone close. They might have a strong influence upon you and the first weekend of the year could be deeply romantic.
It’s not just about the light of the Moon bringing clarity and heightening emotions during the Full Moon phase. The planet of spontaneity Uranus is also involved in Taurus and your romance sector.
Put all of this together and a love relationship could spring to life and fast. If you’re looking for love, the 5th to the 8th would be a top period to join an online dating site.
Ideally, you’re wise to wait until the 18th before making up your mind when it comes to relationships and other key areas of your life too. This is the date when talk planet Mercury turns direct in your star sign.
Mercury’s been retrograde in Capricorn since December 29, 2022, a reflective few weeks. This is ideal for inner work and planning your year ahead. Mercury switching direction often brings news your way. Or, information is revealed that proves helpful.
If there’s someone you want to speak to or you’re keen to speak your mind, choose the 18th. This isn’t a time to use sweet talk, however, as there’s a Sun-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on the same date. You’re more likely to be stepping up your game to reclaim your power. Be bold, be resolute and stake your claim.
There’s another planet that’s been retrograde or on go slow since October 30, 2022 and that planet is Mars. Mars represents action and passion. When it’s retrograde, you can feel frustrated or blocked. Sometimes, you’re in a situation where you’re not in charge and this isn’t easy for you if you’re a typical Capricorn.
Therefore, the physical planet Mars turning direct on the 12th could coincide with a whoosh of energy. Mars is in Gemini ruling your health and lifestyle, your work and routine.
Once Mars is back up to speed, it’s an ideal time to get fit, apply for a job or do whatever’s required for you to feel tip-top. You might sense a shift in your energy levels and any illness or injury could start to recover from mid-January onwards.
Work & money are often foreground in your life and this month is no different. Aquarius is the star sign after Capricorn and it rules your personal money sector. This is about your assets and possessions, your values and self-worth.
From the 3rd to the 27th, the planet of love and money Venus is in Aquarius. This means that you’re wise to turn your focus towards the things in life you want and how you’re going to afford them or pay for them.
Look to other people for guidance, perhaps an expert or adviser. If you’re in a relationship or married, become a strong team with your other half.
Money matters speed up considerably from the 20th when the Sun joins Venus in Aquarius. Plus, only one day later, on the 21st, there’s a New Moon here, a symbol of new beginnings. Things could happen quickly when you have the right game plan and ideas.
One area of your life where opportunities may abound is at home or within your family. This is where big planet Jupiter is bringing potential growth and expansion your way.
Jupiter teams up with Venus & the Sun in Aquarius on the 4th & 25th respectively. You might be investing in your home or family. Or, perhaps joining forces to bring in more money.
Mars is involved too and teams up with Venus on the 9th and the Sun on the 30th. This is an excellent month for coming up with good ideas, brainstorming and using technology and social media to further your cause, whatever that means for you personally.
Plus, when Venus and your ruling planet Saturn align on the 22nd, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and make a significant commitment to your future path.
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