Capricorn is all over January, as it was in December, and so it pushes a major emphasis on self-discipline and turning much of the lessons learns from the previous year into knowledge. This sets the tone for 2020 to be a groundbreaking year in building a foundation that is sturdy enough to hold our goals that had been started with sensible planning, practicality, and determined effort to reach the successful results we had in mind when they were put into motion. This is also thanks to Jupiter moving into Capricorn, allowing every planet within its constellation to be more prominent with its influence.
January 3rd things do change a bit as Mars moves into adventurous Sagittarius. This brings us the confidence, optimism, and courage to reach out and to really take those ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ seriously, as they appear more reachable. This energy is major when it comes to gambling, taking risks, and often times can be a bit rocky when considering short-cuts to paths that may require a but more work. When used correctly, Mars in Sagittarius can make that first step into the direction that promotes the growth and expansion we need.
On the 10th, we have a powerful Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Cancer. For many, this is going to be that final purge of past experiences and behavioral patterns, or even defense mechanisms that now serve as blockages. This is also an extremely nurturing energy that helps set the tone for the habits of self-care we need to incorporate in our daily lives – extending far beyond how we treat ourselves, but also how we allow others to treat us as well.
On that same day Uranus goes direct. Being in Taurus, this may rock our foundations which carry our relationship and financial ideals. Waking up from it’s 5 month-long nap, Uranus hopes that had used the time it was in retrograde to consider the changes you needed to make in order to create more stability, security, and to allow more growth in those areas of your life, and are now ready to implement them.
A few days later, Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and that sets the tone for our ideals, moves into dreamy and watery Pisces. In conjunction to Neptune, this is a time of falling for fantasy and seeing things for the way we want to, and not for how they truly are. Illusions and possibly even drug use are highlighted here as there is a strong tendency to get lost in our mind – to go swimming in the depths of our subconscious in the ways we think, feel, and look at love. This means romance, intimacy, and creatives and/or intuitive will flourish around this time. Find a good outlet to express yourself or suffer the consequences of getting lost in those depths of your subconscious mind.
January 16th Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation, and career moves into higher-thinking and humanitarian Aquarius. When Mercury is in Aquarius, we are more attracted to technology, science, and of course, things such as aliens. Mercury in Aquarius, being that sign that serves humanity and social groups or friendships, is also big on deeper connections with others who share similar interests. This is a time of activism, speaking up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, and also for sharing our opinions and often shoving them down other’s throats or wanting a good old fashion debate. It is best that we watch our tongues and be mindful of blunt statements that we may later regret (if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all), and to use these powers for the betterment of society as a whole to speak out about the things which work against the collective rather than for it.
On the 20th, the Sun joins Mercury and moves into Aquarius, amplifying its qualities. This is the season of the Black Sheep, the rebel, the rule-breaker and change-maker. This is a great time for astrologists, engineers, and also for science and technology. The next four weeks are all about pushing the boundaries and making big changes that you want to echo throughout all of 2020.
January 24th Aquarius is given even more of a spotlight as we have a powerful New Moon which helps break away the old and bring in the new. This is where those big changes are thought of, those intentions are set, and our goal-plan for the year ahead is set into stone.
The very next day we have the Lunar New Year. This is the year of the Rat which is the most favored in Chinese culture and also ranks first sign within the Chinese Zodiac. The Year of the Rat is the time of the entrepreneur, the multi-tasker, the deep-thinker, and the sign of self-awareness. With all of the cosmic energies combined, this makes 2020 a year of a massive spiritual awakening that is going to affect the collective as a whole and uplifting the vibrational frequency.
What does January have in store for your Zodiac Sun Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
Daughter of Pentacles
While January does seem to be quite a blissful month for you, Aries, there is a need to ensure that you are taking practical steps towards something that you might be a bit up in the clouds about. You could be getting a wished granted, a dream come true, or something that you had wanted long ago is finally manifesting. This may have you daydreaming about what is yet to come, however, things may not go exactly as planned, and so this is where that practicality is needed. In a sense, this does seem to land in your lap, but only partially, as you have to put forth the required effort to ensure it fully materializes for you.
Be on the lookout for good news coming your way this month, this may be something about money coming your way or perhaps an opportunity that allows for you to make a little extra cash. This may also be a learning experience for you – perhaps it will require effort first and rewards later. You are one for quick results and instant gratification, but this new opportunity has so much promise that you don’t mind being patient this time around.
I do feel that your mindset may be focused on how to improve your financial security this year – 2020 may be the year that you establish your foundation and start building upon it in ways that ensure good fortune to bless your life for the long-term.
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Swords
Don’t sweat the small stuff, Taurus. Uranus goes direct this month, and since it is in your sign, it has a heavy effect on you. This means that change is in the cards for you this month, but it will not happen quickly, as being in your sign, changes are well thought out and slow moving. It might not feel that much is happening, but when you look back, you will find that January was a monumental month for you in setting the tone for life-changes to occur.
You might feel a bit depleted, perhaps from an issue that has been happening within your life for a while now. You are called to go within, to rest, and to recharge your batteries before making any sudden movements. While you might feel that the world around you needs you to help it turn, you have to understand that the world will continue to turn while you take a much-needed break, and all that you feel you have to tend to, will be around when you feel more yourself and better equipped to do the work, and to do it right.
You try to be your best self in all that you do, Taurus, but sometimes you have to allow yourself a little space to recuperate because you cannot offer your best, if you do not feel it.
GENERAL / SELF
Ace of Swords
Looks like you nearly got all Aces! This could very well mean that 2020 offers you a clean state and a fresh start. You are now entering towards new cycles because you have adapted to new mindsets and closed out old doors that no longer served you. 2019 was a year full of change, in bulldozing down old structures, even your very own foundation where you had stood upon, so that you could rebuild in a better light, to make things more durable and even stronger than before.
You have a promise of resolving old conflicts and solving old issues that have kept you stumped for quite some time, possibly even most of last year. However, this does not mean that everything is going to run smoothly for you, as while the Ace of Swords promises resolution, it does also depict new issues coming around, but again, with the promise of resolution as well.
You have a powerful mind, Gemini, and are well-known throughout the zodiacs of being the sharpest tool in the shed. This is a month to use those powers for good, and to sharpen that sense of will for overcoming obstacles, accomplishing goals, and reaching for the stars to achieve the things you desire.
GENERAL / SELF
XXI the World
There are quite a lot of changes in store for you this month, Cancer. You may feel that the upcoming Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in your sign is more of a curse than a blessing because it is going to affect your personal life quite heavily. However, with that comes the changes that needed in order to get certain aspects of your life in order. What isn’t serving you is going to crumble, but this calls for a closing of a chapter so you can move onto new cycles.
January is going to be a month of milestones for you, and with these milestones comes a new way of being, seeing, feeling, and also, loving. While you may experience some disappointments, you can count on a strong supportive team of loved ones to step in and have your back. This is going to show you who is truly in your corner, and who is only temporary or there for their personal benefit.
You might try and cling to something that is slipping away, but once you let go, you will find a whole new world that is better will emerge for you. So in short, let go or be dragged… letting go of the old and bring in the new.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Wands
January is going to be a month of building – building partnerships and also a lot of work that is going to be done within your career as well. You are prioritizing and you are revisioning your future, creating that 5-year plan and bringing together those involved to get on that same page, which only propels you even further into the dream you want to bring to life.
You will find that your strength comes in numbers, that those who are on the same page as you are your teammates, and when you share the same vision, you are unstoppable.
You may be presented a new opportunity by a good friend who helps put a dream that reflects onto your career into motion. This is going to change a lot of things, primarily aspects within your life that have been challenging.
The future is bright, Leo. Be inspired and share your vision with those who can help you make a beautiful dream become a reality.
GENERAL / SELF
You have received two cards significant with closing old doors and of rebirth. While many fear the Death card, because they take it literally, it represents the magic of transformation and how with every ending, there is a beautiful new beginning. Of course, when something ends it is much like a death where we grieve and suffer from the loss, however, metaphorically speaking, it represents letting go of something that no longer serves us and to make room for something better to emerge in its place. This is theme for you this month, Virgo, you are called to let go of the old, and to make way for the new.
This may be unfolding within your relationships and possibly even your career, as other cards show there is a lot of suspicion and reconsidering of your path. You may also be adopting a new mindset of lifestyle choices as well, which call for you to leave behind old habits that are no longer working for you – this is most likely old defense mechanisms which are now serving as blockages from the deep love you desire, or perhaps financial obligations which are not yours to really take on.
January is also going to be a deeply spiritual month for you where you may be soul-searching and seek answers from within yourself, rather than asking others for advice. Trust in yourself, Virgo.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Swords
For a sign that craves balance so much, it seems that you might be dealing with a lot of the opposite in your lie this month. While you do have some very positive things that may occur, you also have a lot of old skeletons that need to be cleaned out of your closet. Also, while there are some good things happening, you might not even realize them because you are stuck in a mindset that is focused on doom and gloom. You might be dealing with PTSD or become triggered by painful memories from the past. This may also be something to do in a financial nature, such as fearing loss of a job or having to majorly downsize your luxuries because you have been living outside of your means for far too long. Whatever it is, it definitely has you in a bad spot mentally and possibly even keeps you up at night.
The 9 of Swords is heavy with darker energy pertaining to the “dark night of the soul”, and often represents extreme cases of anxiety, worry, and depression. This does not mean that January is going to be one long month of dealing with darker emotions, but rather you are going through a massive healing process in facing shadowy aspects of yourself that have held you back from the balance you seek and the peace you crave. Be gentle with yourself this month, Libra.
GENERAL / SELF
Daughter of Pentacles
What are you focusing on, Scorpio? Where your attention goes, energy flows. You of all the zodiac know this because of your supreme powers of manifestation. Not only are you a go-getter and a master at whatever you put your mind to, but you also have the power to bring to life your deepest thoughts and feelings. With that said, you do need to be mindful about something happening within your personal life revolving around your relationships. You don’t want to give too much power to a wound that ends up taking form as an even bigger one which becomes infected. While this may be difficult because not everyone has the ability to bounce back from disappointments in ample speed, you have to try and move forward and release the hurt as best as you can.
Not all is array this month though, as your career does seem to be taking a very positive turn for you. You are going to be investing into something big, and so your time, energy, and focus are all vital witch where you send it. Focus on what uplifts you and use the positives in your life as healthy distractions from the negatives. Of course you can see this as avoiding bigger problems, however, those problems are already done and gone with not much you can do to turn them around, and so moving forward and shifting your perspective is your best way to heal and make the most of this month.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Cups
Something from the past is resurfacing this month, Sagittarius, and while the 6 of cups is typically deemed a very positive card, in your case it does seem that this represents cycles, and possibly even cycles that have been put into motion from prior lifetimes. You are going through something that is rather karmic this month, and it is time to finally bust out of this cycle and transmute that karmic experience once and for all. This will not be easy. While you are one of the most optimistic signs of the zodiac, this situation could have you within a pessimistic mindset as it may feel as if the sky is falling and everything you have been working so hard on is crumbling right before your feet.
Before you consider January to be a negative month, consider it a month of breaking barriers and unshackling yourself from situations which do not serve your highest good. Consider this month of breaking ground and setting healthy new habits, lifestyle changes and elevating to a more positive state of being, both internally and externally, which will foreshadow the entire year ahead.
You may also be meeting a karmic soul mate this month, someone who has a soul-contract with you, and they come with important lessons to teach you.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Cups
Something you had started long ago is starting to resurface into your life. Perhaps the timing wasn’t right before, or you lacked the necessary resources and tools to see things through. Now, you are able to see things through and to make this happen.
You may also be reminiscing about the past, when things were much simpler and happier. You are wondering where you made that wrong turn because of a current failure in your life and wish you could turn back time to change things around for the better. Remaining in the past will do you no good only fill you with regrets. What is done is done, and there is no going back in time to change anything, and so you have to deal with the consequences which are playing out within your life this month.
With that said, your best thing to do this month is to learn from the past and to apply those lessons learned into your present situation to echo into the future for positive change.
GENERAL / SELF
XVI the Tower
Well, Aquarius, it does seem that while 2019 was a rough year for you, that the transformative process you have been enduring is not quite yet over. However, this is NOT a bad thing. I know, many look at the tower card and shiver with fear because it often means events outside of your control which can often be catastrophic. In your case, though, it does represent fate – which of course would be outside of your control. As much as we would like to think that we can control out own fates, we have to remember that in the end, the divine energies which guide us have the control and we are merely here to play the role and learn the lessons required for the sake of ascension and growth.
The tower hits your life like a strike of lightning and has events moving quite swiftly. As much as you would want to try and avoid a situation or experience that has crossed your path, there is no avoiding it.
The first New Moon of the year puts you in the spotlight, and so these events may occur, or even amplify around that time.
GENERAL / SELF
7 of Cups
Pisces, you are a dreamer, and you often prefer to get stuck in your head. Sometimes you often confuse reality with fantasy and end up living within an illusion. You see the glass as half full, without even realizing what was in the glass to begin with, and in this case, it might not be the healthiest drink to have.
You can thank Venus moving into Pisces on the 13th, right after the Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer, which only amplifies the romanticism of Venus’s placement within your dreamy sign. This is a time where things may seem a lot better than they actually are, and so that senses of illusion is amplified.
You might also be called to make a major decision this month, however, there is no rush. You may feel that you have to hurry and come to a conclusion, and that could be from the pressure others place upon you. You may also feel torn because you are told to do one thing by one group of people, and another by another group. These are people you trust in as well and take their advice seriously, and so it leaves you even more conflicted and confused. This is why you do not need to rush, as you are not on anyone’s time but your own. With that being said, you need to instead look within yourself the answer you seek, and that will only come in time. So, you may want to cancel out the background noise and spend a little time to yourself to contemplate on what you want to do.