Your January Whore-O-Scope

 

General (For Everyone): Metamorphosis

Before a crawling caterpillar can become a completely different being, this creature must first distill down their physical form into mush, practically blending up their insides behind the privacy of a cocoon. Consider 2017 a chrysalis period, a mixed bag of evolution—some signs won big, some sharply defeated at times, and yet others harnessing the year’s mish-mash energy to burn up fallow landscapes and proactively begin sowing new seeds for future harvests. Ready or not, here comes another New Year. Much like the caterpillar’s final grace, 2018 is growing some very strong, capable wings.  

 

The transformative cycle of rebirth will remain ever present in 2018, emphasizing true metamorphosis beginning with January’s serendipitous Full Super Moon in emotionally driven Cancer on New Year’s Day. Luna sits on her swollen throne in her watery home sign, conjoining powers with Neptune in Pisces and Mars in Scorpio—two planets occupying the signs they individually rule, conjuring an immensely potent and rare Grand Water Trine. Everyone—but especially Water and Earth signs, along with those whose charts are dominated by these elements—is compelled to begin 2018 by cracking open hearts like Champagne. Let these first emotional instincts of the year guide your intentions of the coming year.

 

Releasing mental and emotional strongholds that’ve been built up over the last year is essential to future development. Evolution-driven Pluto will join the party, too, gently tearing away the dead skin of 2017 to reveal a beautiful new surface. Don’t worry: This serpentine peel won’t hurt a single bit or cause much discomfort—as long as you don’t resist the changes. That Grand Water Trine will act as a soothing balm to heal any wounds that might’ve been dwelling under the surface.

 

On January 2, planetary rebel Uranus will break retrograde and move direct through the final degrees of headstrong Aries, further shaking up the atmosphere. An urgent desire for personal liberation may be strong (especially for Aquarius, Aries, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio). You’ll certainly want to unapologetically “do you,” but don’t let this craving for freedom become a bulldozer. Smashing up values is to be expected around January 13 through 15 when Uranus squares off with the Sun in the final degrees of responsible Capricorn. The businesslike Capricorn New Moon (January 16) makes a final square to electric Uranus, adding to this destructive energy. Be very delicate; after this phase passes, you could realize how reckless your behavior has been for little to no payoff.

 

Still, the Capricorn New Moon delivers glistening energy to your ambitions, pumping most signs (particularly the Earth and Water signs) with newfound determination. Taskmaster Saturn began moving through Cap, the planet’s home sign, late in December and will continue to make the trek through 2018. The combination of Saturn’s will and this New Moon may place new and frustrating limitations weighing down your buoyancy that you will need to learn to live with and navigate around. There’s no shirking reality—or responsibility—now. Breaking rules and rolling eyes at convention is not the way to go, unless you’re a glutton for punishment.   

 

January comes to a close with an explosive grand finale in the form of a Lunar Eclipse in Leo, literally blowing the lid off of secrets, lies, and venomous intentions. This Full Moon will be the second of the month, making this lunation a “Blue Moon,” shining a powerful floodlight on what has been obscured and totally unseen for much of the month. Remember: Eclipses force us over hurdles we aren’t sure we can handle, forcing permanent changes beyond our control. There’s no looking back.

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Security Detail

A brand-new year begins with your heart fixed on home, family roots, and creature comforts linked to making you feel secure, thanks to a Full Moon in safety-seeking Cancer cooking in your 4th House of Family and Home on January 1. Although this lunation may rattle you at first, it will also shake some sense into you. Once the initial shock fades, you’ll realize that you’ve been in the seat of command over your safety and security all along, a forceful revelation with the potential to radically shift your life’s recent direction.

 

Aries, you are a firebrand sign with independence at your core. But you haven’t truly felt in control of handling life’s fast-pitch curveballs since Uranus, planet of revolution and surprise, began migrating through your sign back in 2011. Uranus’ trek brought an influx of instability, a constant quaking of your most trusted foundations, all designed to train you to stand alone as an individual. Uranus gains more solidity on January 2 when the planet—still in your sign—moves out of retrograde. In January, you’ll begin to understand the lessons of the past seven years on a soul level and how these hard times have formed you into a more authentic being. These teachings will become more and more clear throughout 2018.

 

A New Moon in serious Capricorn hits your Work Sector on January 16, signaling that it’s time to solidify plans to put your next major goal in motion. Think big: The atmosphere is prime for starting fresh professionally by launching a business or reaching for a new position entirely. With Saturn also in Capricorn, the Universe may place new restrictions on you this month. Don’t trip over your own prideful principles of freedom—go with the flow and accept your new responsibilities. Otherwise, you’ll risk self-sabotage.

 

Romance planet Venus enters quirky Aquarius on January 17, indicating both your love life and finances may take the road less traveled this month. You’re a rule-breaker by nature, and with the Sun following the Morning Star into Aquarius on January 19, expect to rush out of your comfort zones and into unconventional ways of loving—and earning—during the last half of the month. Say yes to adventure, once your ruler Mars moves into friendly-fire sign Sagittarius on January 26, you’ll have no choice but to surrender to impulse.

 

A fireworks Leo Full Moon—a total Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon, at that—on January 31 closes the month on a profound note. Have fun making big life plans, but don’t be surprised when distraction strikes from all directions, throwing you completely off course and into uncharted waters.

 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Open Mouths Open Minds

January opens with a marvelous Cancer Full Moon blooming in your Communication and Messages Sector on New Year’s Day. You mind may wander more during the first half of January—and you could have some prophetic dreams, too. Let your wheels turn freely! But don’t become so lost in the reeds of your thoughts that you lose sight of their messages. Namely, those dealing with how you communicate with others and yourself, internally.

 

Letting go of deep-seated emotional insecurities bogging down your communication abilities is a central theme of this powerfully psychic lunation. Asking for what you want openly and without shame or hesitation is a primary key in manifesting your desires. Ask and you shall receive, dear Taurus. It really is as simple as that. This Full Moon will call you to destroy the barriers within your own mind blocking your creative pursuits, as well. Once you make the decision to smash these fears, you may begin to see rapid developments in your artistic evolution—particularly if you’re a writer. You’ll soon see that your words and ideas contain exceptional value to the world, and that your friends, family, and perhaps a partner or S.O. are quick to offer support in your achievements.

 

A powerful Capricorn New Moon hits your 9th House of Philosophy on January 16, flinging the doors of your intellect wide open, broadening your mind’s wordly horizons. A very real possibility exists that you could forge an influential new business contact, land a major book deal, or begin studying—or even teaching—a subject that you’re passionate about during this lunation. You’ll need unmoveable focus and dedication to your expertise now; many unexpected distractions lurk in the shadows threatening to distract you from building the solid intellectual foundation you crave. It’s not in your nature to go off the rails, but an element of surprise and innovation will work in your favor once the Sun shifts into unconventional Aquarius on January 19.

 

Dark Pluto merges with communicative Mercury on January 24, charging you with an almost obsessive fixation on digging out the truth. You detest the idea of dishonesty and will go to nearly insane lengths to find a rat if you smell one in your inner circle. Be careful—an explosive Leo Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon on January 31 could uncover a devastating truth you may not really want to know.

 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Selfless Success

Gliding into the New Year with a feeling of financial fulfillment, January begins with a profitable Cancer Full (Super) Moon illuminating your Earned-Income Sector on January 1. Mars and Jupiter team up with dreamy Neptune—now in your 10th House of Achievements—delivering a sense of gratification to your professional life. Likely, you’ve cultivated an armory of personal talents with an imaginative or spiritual bent that’s caught the eye of influencers and V.I.P.s in the past weeks. Not only have you begun receiving waves of (well-deserved) praise, you’ve also developed a lucrative cash stream—and a plump nest egg.

 

Your inner light is shining brighter than it has in months, Gemini, but even the most blazing beacons have dim spots. All your recent triumphs may contrast starkly with a difficult period a partner or close companion is mired in, triggering a sense of defeat and insecurity in them that threatens to undo your glistening outlook. Putting out your own flame will not ease their struggle, despite any pridefulness your partner or S.O. may be clinging to. Instead, steady yourself as the anchor of your union and a positive example to support them through their turbulent time.

 

If the relationship has been fading for some time, a transformational trine on January 9 between the Capricorn Sun, subterranean Pluto, and love doctor Venus will deliver a high dose of strength to power through an overdue reconciliation. Your efforts may be futile if the rifts are too deep, but you’ll both have peace knowing that you did your best to salvage your affection. Don’t get discouraged too soon—stick with the work.

 

On January 16, a Capricorn New Moon clears the dark clouds and drops a life-changing opportunity into your mate’s lap. This big change may not be permanent—or completely stable—but it’ll be a positive shift allowing you and your love to gain better footing. You can only grow by embracing this new atmosphere; moving forward in uncharted territory is much wiser than allowing the swamp of the past to swallow you whole, Gemini.

 

The tempest within your partnership calms significantly once the Sun moves into super-supportive Aquarius (January 19), spotlighting a craving for more altruism in your work. Make time to volunteer or get involved in philanthropic missions in your community this month. Tabling your personal needs and focusing on humanitarian issues nurtures your tired heart, but it also paves a path toward new friends and connections. By the Lunar Eclipse-Blue Moon in social Leo on January 31, you could even have a brand-new clique.

 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Reckonings

A brilliant Full Supermoon occurs in your sign on January 1, signaling that this isn’t just a new year, Cancer—it’s a fresh phase of being! Shortly after New Year’s day, life will seem to be veiled in a poignantly positive attitude of cleaning up yesterday’s mess to bring forth new beginnings. Such a powerful lunation will prompt you to easily let go of the past—with zero tears or difficult emotional reactions. Kudos, Crustaceans: That in itself is quite an achievement for you! You’re simply not interested in sorting through dense feelings (what?!) when there’s such urgent promise of sentimental adventure ahead. Your hour has come, it’s time to swim off into the sunset, dear Cancer.

 

Progressive Uranus breaks retrograde on January 2, gently nudging you to break a few rules and let your freak flag fly on this new journey. Attached Crabs’ partners may be slightly shook at your evolution, but you’ve made it clear that your personality isn’t up for negotiation. Chatty Mercury settles into stern Capricorn on January 11, making talks serious and reserved. It’s not that you’re joyless or lack warmth, you just don’t care to waste time with jokes when decisions need to be made mid-month. The relationship tension melts once the Capricorn New Moon lands in your 7th House of Partnership on January 16.

 

Another major career shift is underway after this New Moon hits, likely dealing with scholarly pursuits or a change in profession, though you’re not likely to blab about it with Mercury merging with secretive Pluto on January 24. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you whisper your intentions privately, but the less people who are privy to your private plans the better. Telling even your trusted BFF could compromise the mission. A Leo Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon on January 31 threatens to dash everything by distracting from your goals. Stay the course and ride the wave of uncertainty—regardless of what anyone thinks, you will triumph.

 

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Flexibility + Endurance

You’re keenly aware of the psychological obstacles holding you back from living an emotionally healthy and satisfying life as 2018 unfurls, yet are conscious of your fortitude to check the baggage sabotaging your higher purpose. A Full Super Moon in Cancer charms your 12th House of the Subconscious on January 1, aiding you in releasing past memories and attachments blocking your future. Once you drop this dead weight, you’ll see that this darkness was never your master.

 

You’re ready, willing, and able to master your responsibilities with intense focus and determination this month. Saturn’s trek through your 6th House of Routine indicates that time management and productivity will become major themes of 2018. This seems daunting at first, but an optimistic Capricorn Venus-Pluto-Sun trio on January 9 lifts your spirits and opens your mind to staying flexible from moment to moment.

 

When communications master Mercury—also in strict Capricorn—mixes with pragmatic Saturn on January 12, things get real serious real fast at work. Innovative thinking is one of your strongest traits, Leo, but now’s not the time to swerve out of your lane. The Capricorn New Moon (January 16) encourages you to embrace changes at work beyond your control. Go with the flow; these bumps exist to strengthen your flexibility.

 

Dark and stormy Pluto fuses with chatty Mercury on January 24, tempting you to lurk in the shadows and observe any drama that may be developing around you in your social clique. It’s all fun and games until you hear a salacious bit of gossip about yourself that packs a venomous punch. Perception is everything, especially when a Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon in your sign shifts your focus back into harmony.

 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Rare + Beautiful

One of your most impassioned desires has the potential to become real when an enchanting Full Super Moon in Cancer sets your 11th House of Destiny aglow on January 1. Imaginative Neptune in your Partnership Sector links up with expansive Jupiter, forming a rare Grand Water Trine with lady Luna, ensuring that voicing your hopes and dreams to your partner or S.O. will not only be heard but understood on a soul level.

 

A New Moon in equally earthy Capricorn shakes up your home on January 16, but you’ll be eager to take on a rock-solid role in your domestic life. Your kids or partner may demand more attention, and if you can handle the mish-mash change in your responsibilities around the house mid-month, you’ll be rewarded with a breakthrough in your connection with your mate and children.

 

Work-wise, this lunation insists you get down to business, setting new professional goals for a new year. The higher your sights, the better—Capricorn the serious Sea Goat’s specialty is pumping your sign up with a no-nonsense dose of ambition. After January 17, you’ll be sitting pretty at work, thanks to money-minded Venus gliding through your 6th House of Routine. Harmony with your coworkers and superiors prevail during the last weeks of January, making this an ideal time to work cooperatively in teams to accomplish great goals. Venus will also be in eccentric Aquarius, which may not be the most comfortable placement for your buttoned-up ethic, but an excellent position for exploring unconventional strategies. Singles: Don’t be afraid to experiment with quirky affairs. Even the most unorthodox—like a workplace affair—could have lasting potential, Virgo.

 

Conversation takes on a secretive tone after January 24 when chatty Mercury mingles with deep, dark Pluto. The devil’s in the details more than ever now, driving you to dissect every little message while keeping your cards glued to your chest. No one’s getting through your vault, Virgo, and if someone wants to know your private thoughts, they’ll have walk over hot coals—and then some—to prove their trustworthiness. Keep still until after the explosive Leo Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon blows the doors off of everybody’s secrets on January 31.

 

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Checks + Balances

Progressing in your career takes priority with a brilliant Full Super Moon in Cancer lighting your Work Sector ablaze on January 1. You’re ringing in the New Year relishing one of the highest points in your professional life in months, Libra. This good fortune isn’t out of the blue, though. No, consider this a long overdue reward for all the steadfast work you’ve put in over the last several months. Finally, you’ll begin to see the hearty financial results of all the elbow grease you’ve sacrificed. Entrepreneurs, don’t hesitate to launch your next big thing—it’s bound to be far more successful than your wildest dreams, almost immediately. Plus, you’ll be able to rest stress-free knowing the people you’ve hired or choose to work closely with are trustworthy.

 

Things aren’t quite as serene back on the homefront, though. A complicated domestic situation may weigh you down and attempt to drag you under, but there’s no reason to take an axe to your professional achievements because of stressful household obligations. Balance can—and will—be achievable once aggressive Mars joins forces with expansive Jupiter, both in intense Scorpio, on January 6, making you feel nothing less than invincible. Know when to rein in your forcefulness, Libra. You could get carried away with your newfound power and overshadow delicate nuances of the moment.

 

A New Moon in Capricorn (January 16) grants you an opportunity to restore peace and order at home. Breakthrough changes are ahead, which may drive your partner, family, or housemates out of their comfort zones, causing them to buck these shifts by throwing childish tantrums. Remember: You’re in this together, which means you both sacrifice personal freedoms and distribute the load equally. You’ll be seeing eye-to-eye again when Venus enters your 5th House of Romance and Children on January 17, opening a beautiful cycle of love and harmony.

 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Ascended Master

Conviction of your faith in yourself is unsinkable as 2018 begins, by virtue of a transcendental Full Moon in your 9th House of Philosophy on January 1. This New Year’s Day lunation is uniquely tailored to you, Scorp, aligning seamlessly with Jupiter and Mars—both in your sign—and linking with dreamy Neptune in your creative 5th House of Children and Pleasure. There is virtually nothing you can’t accomplish during the first two weeks of January. Good luck to anyone who tries to stand in your way or compete with you. Your secret weapon? Intention conjured from the most subterranean depths of your subconscious—your higher self.

 

As soon as the clock strikes midnight, the major theme of 2018 for your sign—spiritual evolution and enlightenment—will become crystal clear. Eager to share your personal flavor of spirituality, you’ll embark on a powerful esoteric path akin to shamanism, discovering an immense ability to heal. There’s just one catch: To heal others, you’ll need to take on the responsibility of healing yourself simultaneously. Be brave, little Arachnid, you will need to be willing to stand up for marginalized and unpopular things, delivering messages that may trigger uncomfortable feelings in you and others. But with your natural courage and depth, you’re the most well-equipped for this task of all the signs.

 

Seeking recognition and outside approval may become a slight obsession with the New Moon in serious Capricorn on January 16. You may decide to employ new and different tactics for grabbing the spotlight. The “how” is less important than the “why” in this case. Check your motives—especially when it comes to excessive people-pleasing.

 

From the New Moon until the end of January, you may be chomping at the bit to roll up your sleeves and get to work on an important communications-based project requiring deep focus, like a new website, blog, book, or social-media campaign. This endeavor will center around a subject you’re deeply passionate about, granting you a stellar opportunity to ascend to a master or expert of the field. You may already be viewed as a wise elder in this area (regardless of your age in years), making this change in status a pinnacle of honor with massive responsibility attached. Choose your words carefully now—you are being looked to for guidance. Cynics may doubt you—you will have your fair share of critics (something you’re used to by now)—but take care not to lash out with venom. Silence is better than recklessness.

 

Peace prevails at home after January 17 as sweet Venus arrives in your 4th House of Family. Mars, your dual ruler, leaves your sign on January 26 for more impulsive pastures in Sagittarius, causing your patience to fly out the window. There’s a lot to be said about enjoying spontaneous moments (not your strongest suit, Scorp), but try to cool your stress—especially around the workplace. Crushing a professional milestone is possible near January 31 when a powerful Lunar Eclipse closes the month with fireworks in your Career Sector. You’re ready.

 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Printing Money

You’re seated in one of the most enviable positions of the zodiac as the year begins, all thanks to a glittering Full Super Moon in Cancer illuminating your 8th House of Sex, Death, and Transformation. This area of your chart also represents shared resources, signaling that you may be ready to pay off a significant chunk of debt early in 2018. Take a deep breath and say “sayonara” to a burdensome loan, past tax payments, a credit-card debt, or property mortgage. Yes! Even better, this lunation works in tandem with a past investment you made that could now become out-of-this-world profitable. Pay close attention to the real-estate market if you’re in it to win it, Sag.

 

Intimacy, relationships, and close friendships become more vital than ever when lovey Venus enjoys a transformational link with subterranean Pluto on January 6. Showing your partner or best pals that you’re committed for the long haul will deepen your connection to your copilot, even if you don’t quite know your final destiation yet. These alliances are important, so hold them close to your Centaur heart this month.

 

An uber-focused Capricorn New Moon (January 16) swiftly delivers exciting new goals to look forward to on the horizon, but calm it down, Captain Adventure—you need to finish the book you’re still writing before embarking on a new tale. Sure, it’s very tempting to have multiple plotlines developing at once with your Sagittarian attention span, but your best achievements will shine brighter and satisfy your soul more deeply when you focus on one thing at a time this month. The last half of January is an amazing time to implement new strategies to get ahead at work or to develop your business further, such as launching a new product or service, or adding a fresh skill to your repetoire. One caveat: Don’t let your enthusiasm get the best of you financially by falling for get-rich-quick schemes or making reckless money moves. The temptation to gamble is higher than usual now, but that’s the absolute last thing you should be doing with Saturn camping out in Capricorn along with this New Moon.

 

When hot-to-trot Mars enters Sagittarius for the first time in two years on January 26, you’ll be ablaze with more adventurous energy of your own sign, shifting your attention from the shadows to the sunlight. Suddenly your mood is lifted, your trademark optimism renewed. This Martian flow creates a dynamic atmosphere to propell you toward your achieving those loty goals the previous New Moon drummed up. The month ends with a fireworks Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon in Leo on the 31st punching you up with a deeply emotional sense of gratitude. Put a bridle on this pony and ride, Sag!

 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Tighten Up!

Happy birthday to you—and many more, Cap! Indeed, 2018 will be a pivotal year for your sign, with so many aspects tailor-made to ensure success, beginning with a Full Super Moon falling in your Partnership Sector on New Year’s Day. Luna sits in her emotional home sign, Cancer, which may cause the whole flock of serious Sea Goats to feel more than a little uncomfortable with your newfound sensitivity. Capricorn isn’t known for being the most cuddly, fuzzy of signs, but your hearts certainly aren’t made of stone, either. Expect some New Year’s sentimentality between you and your lover, and maybe even some joyful tears. Aside from your personal partnerships, this lunation will perk up a powerful business partnership delivering remarkable wins in negotiations. Even before this Super Moon hits, you’ll likely begin to notice how valuable this connection is in transforming your professional dreams into your everyday reality.

 

You’re completely obsessed with feathering your nest with many cozy creature comforts with a New Moon blooming your goaty sign on January 16, but before you can get comfy you’ll need to tackle an unexpected situation at home. Whatever comes up, don’t let it rattle you—this ain’t your first rodeo as this obstacle seems to be a recurring one you’ve dealt with in the past. Roll with the punches, Cap, because the very next day—January 17—luxuriant Venus slides into your 2nd House of Money, leaving you feeling every bit in control.

 

However, this Venusian shift feels a little bit odd, since the Morning Star will be stationed in eccentric Aquarius. You might have to take some wacky off-roads to meet your financial goals in the second half of the month, but don’t do anything strange that can’t be undone if you change your mind next month. Do take this opportunity to charm the pants off of your colleagues and superiors by spotlighting your quieter talents. Finding solid footing might be tricky once Mars shifts into scatterbrained Sagittarius on January 26. Life may feel like navigating whitewater rapids when this aspect combines with the potent Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon in Leo on January 31. Harness your multitasking prowess and everything will slide back into place.  

 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Werk!

You’re up and at ‘em as 2018 begins, Aquarius, feeling more fulfilled with your work life than you have in quite some time. The Cancer Super Moon on January 1 brings a vital professional project to a gratifying close, placing you in the spotlight for your achievements. Not only will you earn praise from influencers, you’ll also be in an ideal position to reap financial rewards. Waterbearers who’ve recently gone into business for themselves will feel confident in their decision as early as New Year’s Day.

 

The Universe gives you the green light to unleash your quirkiest ideas and innovations with your forward-thinking ruler, Uranus, breaking a long retrograde cycle on January 2. Early January provides ample opportunity to express your creativity and compassion with humanitatarian or philanthropic projects, too. Don’t hide your eccentricities or your altruristic side, Aquarius; rather, consider these traits your secret weapon in catching the eye of even more V.I.P.s this month.

 

You’ll also likely be paying more attention to your health and wellness now, too. A Capricorn New Moon in your 12th House of Subconscious on January 16 inspires you to take self-care more seriously, especially when it comes to stress and your mental health. Avoid getting into any tit-for-tat scuffles with your siblings. Neither of you will win, leaving you rattled emotionally. Cooler—and quieter—heads prevail.

 

Sensuous Venus moves into your sign on January 17, pouring heaps of charisma into your aura. The Sun moves mightily into Aquarius shortly after (January 19), and you’re absoluely stuffed to the gills with a “wow” factor like never before. Not only is your attitude buoyant, but by shrugging off the conventions that bog most people down and living up to your trailblazer trademark, you’ll seamlessly be able to attract and manifest your heart’s deepest desires.

 

Your sight becomes uncannily clear when a Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon in Leo shines bright light on your relationship. This appears to be a cosmic fork in the road: Either you’ll begin to feel more satisfied in your partnership than ever, or you’ll begin to see that you and your love are not suited for each other in the long haul. Your mission is to let your relationship evolve naturally—what is meant for you will be revealed.

 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Rainbows, Kittens, Tears

Get ready to feel all the feels as 2018 begins, Pisces—even the emotions you weren’t sure you actually had. Don’t fret: This won’t be the kind of emotional event that will leave you drained and depleted, which is such a regular burden for you sensitive Fishies. In fact, the Full Super Moon on January 1 will fall in sister touchy-feely Water sign Cancer, encouraging you to lead with your heart and intuition, both very comfortable instincts for you. You deeply identify with Cancer the Crab’s innate need for emotional (and literal) security and safety, and will seek these feelings out with urgency and success.

 

Actually, the first chunk of January could be one of the most emotionally satisfying and joyous times of your year. That gorgeous, watery Super Moon blooms in your True Love Sector, inspiring you to disperse as much love into the world as possible. Those who hold your heart—friends, family, partners, and lovers—will know exactly how much you cherish and adore them, solidifying your bonds (and social alliances) for the coming year. Any romantic and sexual contentment that’s been eluding your heart and soul lately will be paid back tenfold.

 

Parents, big life milestones for your child or children are brewing, too, ranging from an educational achievement, extra-curricular accolade, or scholarship award, depending on their age(s). Child-free Pisces may see a different set of developments in their creative life, such as birthing an idea or major project into existence. Whether you’re celebrating your kids’ brilliance or your creative brain children's success, you’ve poured your heart and soul into a work of art reflecting your life’s journey. Be proud! Whether or not you notice the audience gathering, your example in creating this perfect opus is inspiring—and even healing—to those noticing your grace.

 

Your partner or S.O. might become a little soaked with your saccharine nature as of late around January 13 and require a little less cling and a little more space. Lovey Venus and rebellious Uranus are in a challenging square, bringing you back down to Earth (temporarily) by highlighting the pain points in your union. Your boo loves you as much as ever—and as much as you love them—but it’s not always easy being on the receiving end of your intense and esoteric emotions 24/7. Give them a longer leash and a little more freedom during this week and watch them come running back into your arms. You’ll both be happier and have greater insight on your appreciation for each other.

 

The Capricorn New Moon hitting your 11th House of Friends on January 16 ramps up your social life, providing a perfect outlet for distracting yourself from your mate. You’ll have more than a few fabulous opportunities to mix n’ mingle with a new group of like-minded folks. Keep a close handle on those pursestrings, though—all this socializing will get expensive, and before you know it, you’ll have a bigger dent in your budget than expected.  

 

Sensual Venus comes back to her senses on January 17 when she shifts into quirky Aquarius, inspiring your love life to take an unconventional turn. Letting your inhibitions go can be super pleasurable and entertaining, as long as you’re with the right person—or people! You’re by no means a vanilla sign sexually, but expect to surprise even yourself with your experimentations this month. Again, keep a handle on your wild side: Someone may tempt you to betray the trust of someone close to you, especially near January 24 when chatty Mercury tangles with secretive, sexual Pluto. You won’t be able to keep this dalliance under wraps for long, despite your best efforts once an explosive Lunar Eclipse and Blue Moon in Leo spill the beans with devastating fallout. Keep your nose clean, Pisces.  





 

C