Here we are welcoming the new year with a series of close aspects that help us become familiar with the directions outlined at the end of 2020: Jupiter and Saturn, newly arrived in Aquarius, begin to make their presence felt strongly, guiding us towards group values, individual and social reforms, innovation and an overall progress-oriented approach. January’s astrological themes indicate a combination of maturity, seriousness, pragmatism, originality and widespread avant-garde. Let’s therefore analyze the cosmic climate of this month and the opportunities it offers!
Around January 5, the way we think and communicate becomes very profound. We are drawn to deep investigations and reflections. Certain unconscious aspects of our lives and repressed emotions can now surface, and they require observation, dialogue and awareness. Positively, during these days we may display complex reasoning and put an end to uncomfortable problems. On the other side, it is recommended to avoid suspicious, negative thinking, dark scenarios and blunt words, even if our observations are right.
On January 6, Mars ends its long journey through Aries, which began in June 2020, and enters the sign of Taurus. From this moment on we become concerned with ensuring our stability and preserving our energy. This placement is frequently accompanied by resistance to change. We are inclined to defend our territory adopting a fixed, impenetrable stubbornness to what seems too fast and unpredictable or, if we are active and dynamic, we may feel uncomfortable with such behaviors in others. The bright side of Mars in Taurus sharpens our business flair in various administrative matters.
On January 8, Mercury enters Aquarius, opening a time of original and inventive thinking. Under its influence, we get more interest in topics related to social progress, individual freedom, modern technology, experiments and innovations. The sign of Aquarius encourages us to test new, revolutionary and reforming theories and gives us the mental detachment which allows for analyzing things on a large scale. However, AstroFidelia recommends paying attention to cold, extravagant, extremist and rigid judgments which do not take into account reality’s limits or subjective human feelings.
On the afternoon of January 8, Venus enters Capricorn. From this moment on, we approach relationships with a more serious attitude, meaning that our partners can count on us and we enjoy their respect and reliability. Relationships with older people and with those who hold a certain authority over us may come to the fore. We learn to better control our behavior in social interactions, but we can also get stuck in various prejudices regarding status and social position. We may feel interested more than usual in public money and how it is used by institutions that have access to it.
Around January 10 and 11, we are drawn into the paradox of thinking freely, optimistically, boldly while showing pragmatism and a realistic atitude. At best, we can have revelations about how to give concrete form to great ideas and materialize courageous aspirations. However, we need to keep our minds very disciplined and organized in order to develop truly functional plans. The voice of authority can be widely heard through discussions on general reforms.
Between January 9-14, we may notice an emphasis on relationship events. We become more inclined to cooperate. If we find allies in persevering, reliable people and keep a responsible approach in our mutual projects, we will achieve beautiful team results. We might also place more value on freedom and honesty, so that together with our partners we can act in an original, unconventional way. Those who prefer solitary actions will be in the lead if they pursue goals that may also be useful to others. We receive support from various groups of friends.
On January 17 we celebrate the exact square between Jupiter and Uranus, an aspect with a strong influence on our belief system, which is going through various changes. We transcend the old boundaries of our philosophical thinking, we insist on our personal truth and our freedom rights. Our philosophy of life is subject to sudden revelations and extensive changes. Certain international events may seem tumultuous and surprising.
Around January 20, shortly after the Sun’s entrance in the rebellious and reforming sign of Aquarius, the conjunction between Mars and Uranus reaches its exact point. The manifestations of this aspect are related to sudden outbursts of energy and highly original, precipitated actions. In spite of the restrained and calm Taurian style of doing things, we might expect some disobedient reactions and non-conformist gestures that force the barriers and resist any kind of restrictions.
Around January 23, Venus is in a harmonious aspect with Neptune, which makes us very receptive to aesthetic refinement, art and spirituality. These days we are also influenced by a romantic mood and we might feel tempted to idealize certain people, regardless of whether such love is grounded or not. While it is advisable not to get lost in daydreams, this aspect makes us more empathetic and opens us to delicate, uplifting emotions.
On January 28, the Venus-Pluto conjunction is perfected. This aspect speaks about an “all or nothing” attitude in relationships. Magnetism and intensity define these days on a partnership level. We might face the end of some relationships or totally transform them as a result of decisive confrontations with uncomfortable issues kept hidden until now. Some people might try to manipulate us. It is also advisable for us to avoid such attempts on others. We feel tested and investigated; we use the same strategy, too.
On January 30, Mercury begins its first retrograde period of this year. Therefore, the end of the month urges us to direct our mental energy inward and dedicate time to introspection. During the following three weeks, there will be plenty of opportunities to reevaluate certain information, to clarify previous messages, to resume older ideas and discussions. All these may involve modern technology, Aquarius being closely linked to the online environment.
It should be noted that throughout January a very tight square is formed between planets transiting the signs of Taurus and Aquarius. This complex aspect creates tension between our need for stability and the changes we must implement in how we manage our resources. It is possible to experience some shocks regarding material resources, either on a personal level or on a large social scale. The solution consists of reforms that support individual and collective progress, but also promote a return to simplicity, nature and naturalness.
Therefore, the beginning of the new year urges us to change in order to make firm and sustainable improvement, both at a personal and at a collective level. This month’s challenges can be solved by understanding that caution is not an obstacle to reform and that emotional self-control should not affect a friendly and profoundly humane attitude towards others. January’s message is to seek efficient and ingenious solutions, aligning ourselves with united communities which share our values.
Anca Simina Martin
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