You are one of the most productive of all signs, but because you’re that way, you often find it hard to relax and let go. Usually when the holidays come by, it takes you a long time to take your mind off work and get into the swing of things, and that by time you do, the holiday season is over, and it is time to return to work. The universe knows this about you and has cooked up a plan for you to have fun in st month, you seem to have been caught up with many home-and-family related responsibilities for the holiday, but you did a great job, and you are now finished – be proud of all you created for your family. This month will be different, for you will have plenty of time for fun, romance, pleasures with children, leisure sports, private dinners, museum visits, and outings to plays and the movies, and if you like, time to be focused on creative pursuits can fill your days. All you have to do is show the universe you’re ready to indulge.
Your flurry of social activity will be due to the new moon in Capricorn of December 29, which came by just a few days before January. That new moon was in Capricorn, 8 degrees, and will be powerful until January 10. Happily, that new moon entered with her entourage, the Sun, Pluto, and Mercury.
I love this new moon because it is so friendly to other planets. The moon will be conjunct Pluto, so you’ll have lots of self-confidence in early January. Your poise will come from within and give you a kind of radiant charisma. Whether you are single or attached, you will get positive words form your partner, thanks to Mars. If the chemistry is right between you, that person will be warm and accepting, and you will know you have all the qualities you need to build a successful relationship together. Have faith that you can find a person who is not critical of you but instead encouraging, complimentary, and loving.
One of the sweetest aspects from this new moon in Capricorn will be a beam from Neptune in your seventh house of marriage and steady, committed relationships. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, bringing Venus to an entirely new level of love and care. Venus’ job is to simply have fun, and to spark the spark of love, but Neptune teaches you to love so deeply that you will be willing to give up things for yourself so that your beloved can benefit through an expression of great love. Neptune is the planet of deep inspiration and faith, and Neptune is being called in to help you during this new moon.
These four little heavenly bodies – Pluto, Sun, new moon, and Mercury – are acting in a joyful way, giggling and pepping up your house of true love in January’s first half. These planets will loop in, as you and I just discussed, the vibrations of Mars, Venus, and Neptune. If you are single, this is the moment you awaited! It’s time to dress your best and go out to have a good time! This is the new moon that will help you meet someone special to date if you make the effort to circulate. A party or social gathering will be the most likely place to meet.
If you are attached, you will enjoy the brilliant rays from Mars, now moving through your seventh house of marriage and committed relationships. This means Mars is setting up a direct link from the house he is in – marriage / partnerships – and will send a line over to your fifth house of happiness, fun, leisure, and love. This link will be in place almost all month, but will be especially strong in the first half of January.
If you have a birthday that falls on August 31, plus or minus five days, you will benefit the most from this gorgeous new moon, although all Virgo will see benefits, for sure. Take a look at your horoscope if you have it, and see if you have your natal moon or other natal planet in Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, or Scorpio at 8 degrees, plus or minus five degrees. If so, you will likely be at the epicenter of all the good that goes on.
This month will be chock-full of social activity, for the January 12 full moon in Cancer 22 degrees will also get into the act. That full moon could bring you an event to go to. It may be a friend’s wedding, baby shower, birthday party, engagement party, or even a sporting event, such as a football or soccer game. By all normal circumstances, this should be clearly a fun event that you may have been looking forward to attending for a long time. However, this full moon has Uranus in hard angle to the new moon and Sun – both in houses associated with pleasure – but Uranus is in your financial house, and you seem to be very cognizant of the cost of participating. You may suddenly receive news in another part of life that you’ll have to pay a large expense you never saw coming.
Uranus will be in hard angle to Pluto too, and these are tough aspects. The event may require travel, but difficult weather conditions may make you think twice about taking the trip. Or, with this event coming up just after the holidays, and with your credit card brimming with the cost of holiday gifts, you may feel that spending more money now would not be wise. Something may cause you to be concerned about attending, and it might center on money. It’s also possible someone near you will be ill, and you’ll change plans and want to help out, as the place Uranus is based, the eighth house, centers on surgery.
Although the full moon will likely make you tense within four days of January 12, let me say this: This full moon is in Cancer, a water sign that blends well with your Virgo Sun. You may find a way around things.
There is something else – the aspects are very mixed because something wonderful will be happening just two days later, over the coming weekend, January . Those days are still part of the full moon field of influence.
I love this weekend of January for you, for it will bring on a highly romantic influence (despite any concerns you might have over money) that will bring Venus and Neptune in conjunction, a dazzlingly glamorous aspect, and it will fall in your seventh house of steady sweetheart, established committed relationships, and marriage. This is a very loving aspect, so your partner will be the source of much kind compassion and demonstrate clearly how much you are loved. Your partner may want to help you out with any financial concerns you have, but you seem a little hesitant to accept the offer, perhaps wondering how you would ever be able to return the favor. (Your partner will expect nothing in return, but you seem to have a certain need to feel independent in this matter. Accept if you are tempted.)
Almost all month, until January 28, Mars will circulate in your seventh house of marriage and commitment, so you may be talking about a possible engagement to happen by Valentine’s Day next month. This is very possible if you are in love and have been dating long enough to know one another well. Certainly you will be in a twosome, couple-up mode all month. Even at the office, you will find you will work exceptionally well while in a collaboration.
This month will end with a very friendly new moon, January in Aquarius 8 degrees. This new moon will bring new assignments in a field that you may not have explored before. It seems to be in the digital or medical-bio field or in the humanitarian / charitable realm, or focused on space or even to start to study astrology. (Astrology is ruled by Aquarius.) Whatever comes up, you will do well, for you will be quite motivated to be thorough and to excel.
Mercury, the planet of judgment, perception, intelligence, and communication, will be retrograde in Capricorn and is among the little happy planets in your fifth house of true love during the first eight days of January, for Mercury first began to retrograde last month, December 19.
Having Mercury in retrograde in this part of your chart might have you musing about the possibility of going back to a former sweetheart you loved, but for whatever reason, the relationship didn’t work out at that time. Now it might. Mercury retrograde asks us rethink and reexamine decisions we made in the past. This could be the right time to see if your ex-partner misses you too, and if the answer is yes, to see whether you both can make a go of your relationship now that things have changed. Cupid will be helping you, so if you want to try, do.
As a Virgo, you are so diligent about getting projects done that it is often hard for you to relax on a holiday. While everyone was partying last month, you were still very concerned with details of the holiday and tasks that had to be finished for family to fully enjoy it. It was not until Mercury, your ruler, began to retrograde last month on December 19 that the pace slowed down. Now, as you enter January, you are just starting to get into the swing of the social scene and will want to make time to enjoy fun and love.
The new moon that occurred December 29 started to put you in the mood for romance, for along with the new moon was the Sun, Mercury, and Pluto, all in Capricorn and crowded into your fifth house ruling love. This trend will be strong all month, but particularly in the first ten days. This same house also rules pleasures of being with children, good news about pregnancy, and enjoying and expressing creativity.
Capricorn blends perfectly with your Virgo Sun, and this area is still powerfully strong for you. By all means, if you can, let your hair down and enjoy the slower pace that January will offer.
If you still pine for someone you used to love but lost in a breakup, Mercury retrograde until January 9 will be the right time to be in touch again. Have dinner, and see how you feel – is the old spark still there? If yes, great! If not, at least you will be able to get closure on that relationship.
If you are attached or single and want to be married, it may help to know that your seventh house is shimmering with vibrations from Mars and Neptune, indicating you may be designing a wedding soon. If you are attached, you seem to be very focused on your partner, who will inspire you in ways you’ve not seen in a long time.
Working on a creative project with a collaborator this month would be a superb idea, whether that partner is a person you love, or someone you will join forces with in business. If you write screenplays for a living, for example, choose a writing partner and the results will be greater than the sum of the parts.
Friends may want you to participate in an event that may eventually prove to be costly, and you may realize this at the full moon, January 12. Uranus will send a harsh beam from his perch in your eighth house of credit cards, taxes, loans, and other funds, suggesting that you may have already accepted the invitation and are now being confronted with an unusually high stack of mounting expenses. Or, it maybe that your accountant tells you that instead of getting money back, you will need to pay into taxes or bills, suggesting you will need to curtail a certain desire you had to travel, purchase an expensive item, or participate in your best friend’s destination wedding.
Indeed, some sort of financial news seems to rock you near January 12 and will require an adjustment. A partner, indicated by the position of Mars, may kindly offer to help, but you seem reluctant to accept, perhaps because you feel there will be strings attached, or that you will feel overwhelmed, not knowing how you’d find a way to repay that kind gesture.
Romantically, the close orbit of Mars and Venus in Pisces all month but particularly near January 12 indicates just how well the two of you get along with your one and only. It is a very affectionate time, so share ideas for future dreams that you will build togethe