Your january guide
1st-8th: Strategic move. The start of the new year is a great time to plan a professional strategy, Aries. On the 4th, Mercury forms a conjunction with Pluto in your solar 10th, followed by Venus entering that sector on the 8th. You will have an abundance of creative ideas that you can present to others at your day job or at an organization for which you actively volunteer. Go for it.
9th-16th: Positive feedback. You will continue to be passionate and excited about your ideas, as you begin to get positive feedback from those with whom you work. Mercury conjoining Saturn and Jupiter in your group sector (solar 11th) on the 9th and 11th may inspire you to brainstorm with friends whose input you value, knowing they will be objective and honest with you.
17th-23rd: Financial boost. With Mars conjoining Uranus in your solar 2nd on the 20th you may receive a financial boost that you have been waiting for. You may want to spend it wildly on a vacation, a piece of jewelry, or an expensive piece of equipment, but think twice before you spend it all. Treat yourself to something special and save the rest.
24th-31st: Group project. On the 28th the Full Moon shines brightly in your solar 5th while the Sun conjoins Jupiter in your solar 11th on the same day. This is an indication that the creative group project you have been working on will start to materialize. Be true to your own vision while welcoming the points of view of others with whom you work.
Day-by-day forecast for Aries
1st Fri.—You operate on instinct, Aries. Mercury in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces, providing hard-core solutions to elusive problems. Your boss notices the outcome.
2nd Sat.—Your energy levels are legendary, as you outdo yourself to be first to complete whatever task is at hand. Your enthusiasm rubs off on your coworkers today.
3rd Sun.—An intricate problem needs close attention to detail to arrive at the solution. Spending money on it provides a quick fix, but a complete repair requires a closer look.
4th Mon.—Mercury conjoins Pluto in Capricorn, your house of authority figures and career (the 10th). Deep concentration gives higher-ups the necessary advantage. 5th Tues.—Peacekeeping gestures are noticeable, so mediate an argument that arises. Colleagues favor the most progressive method of handling a situation, and you’ll agree.
6th Wed.—Mars enters Taurus, the house of your assets and income (the 2nd). A tight budget is at hand, with little or no wiggle room. Break the rules for a moment or two. 7th Thurs.—Shared monies are on the table for discussion, and your personal income is involved. Negotiation results in equitable distribution after some comparison shopping.
8th Fri.—Mercury enters Aquarius, your house of friendship, groups, and teams (the 11th). Networking with other colleagues produces excellent results for a worthy cause.
9th Sat.—As Venus in Capricorn trines Mars in Taurus, economize on a career project. Making do helps facilitate a plan that is functional for less money than expected.
10th Sun.—Certain cross-cultural customs confuse you, as do philosophical answers to simple questions. Travel and educational plans are discussed, but not acted upon. 11th Mon.—Mercury conjoins Jupiter in Aquarius, generating much enthusiasm for a community project. Teamwork is solid, and new faces soon become friends. 12th Tues.—The New Moon in Capricorn triggers the house of status, bosses, and career (the 10th). Ambitions ignite; devise a practical strategy to reach your goal.
13th Wed.—Mars in Taurus squares Saturn in Aquarius, creating financial struggles in group dynamics. A business matter may affect a longstanding friendship.
14th Thurs.—Venus in Capricorn, currently trine Uranus in Taurus, eases restrictions on yesterday’s money troubles. Duty calls and the bottom-line balances.
15th Fri.—Your social circle buzzes with philanthropic activity, and your input is held in high regard. Later in the evening, withdraw behind the scenes for some relaxation. 16th Sat.—Catch up on messages and bill payments in a quiet corner as you let the world pass you by for an hour or two. Use your downtime to process career prospects. 17th Sun.—Jupiter in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus, causing blockage in group dynamics, friendships, or access to resources. Prepare to think on your feet.
18th Mon.—Your can-do approach makes an impression as you take charge of a project that has others puzzled. Recruiting a colleague or two helps get things done.
19th Tues.—Forming a concise picture from puzzle pieces of information is high on your agenda. Your implementation of the situation at hand helps you up the ladder.
20th Wed.—Mars conjoins Uranus in Taurus, the house of your assets and cash flow (the 2nd). A sudden turn of events requires your survival skills; act as a first responder.
21st Thurs.—Assess essentials and move forward on decisions about what to keep and what to eliminate. Differences of opinion may spark debate and controversy. 22nd Fri.— You’re all ears as colleagues give you pointers on career advancement. Savvy management of finances makes it easier to plan ahead.
23rd Sat.—Venus in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces, ushering Cupid into your line of vision. Watch for a love interest who appears in a locale off the beaten path. 24th Sun.—Thoughts are scattered, so you’ll have to rearrange them to engage in sensible conversation. Someone engages in doublespeak, but you’re having none of it.
25th Mon.—The comforts of home entice you to spend more time with family members. Sharing a meal with loved ones will have a strong therapeutic effect.
26th Tues.—The Sun in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus, creating unstable conditions in groups and philanthropic goals. Valuing your time and energy opens new horizons.
27th Wed.—Home and hearth contrast with the frenzy at your place of employment. Time spent behind the scenes puts your imagination and intuition to positive use.
28th Thurs.—The Full Moon in Leo places its spotlight in the house of entertainment, kids, hobbies, and risky ventures (the 5th). Desires here can manifest.
29th Fri.—Your love life may be at odds with certain friendships, so you’ll have to tread carefully in order to avoid unnecessary confrontations. Memories will clash. 30th Sat.—Mercury stations retrograde in Aquarius, your house of worthy causes, teams, and friends (the 11th). Communication breakdowns occur; run damage control. 31st Sun.—Minor medical concerns make you think twice about venturing outdoors. Painstaking attention to detail makes a boss do a double-take on your dedication.