Starscope for Today’s Living Let the planets guide you to happiness
Welcome to 2021! The new year gets off to a great start, with Jupiter and Saturn loosely conjunct in Aquarius. These two powerful planets are conjunct only every 20 years. This rather rare alignment produces a change of generations. During this Jupiter and Saturn conjunction you can make good decisions, especially about matters represented by the sector of your chart holding Aquarius. You have even more support from Mercury, which is in Aquarius from January 8 to March 15; the Sun is there from January 19 to February 18.
Mars spends the first few days in its home sign of Aries. On January 6, it moves into Taurus, where the planet will remain until early March. Your attention is on several needs and issues in January, as the mental planet, Mercury, visits Capricorn and Aquarius. Mercury turns retrograde on January 30, and continues in that direction for the following three weeks. If you plan to travel during that time, be sure to finalize all the arrangements before Mercury turns retrograde.
To learn more about what the planets’ movements may mean for you, read the forecast for your Sun sign. If you know your rising sign, read that section also, to obtain a more complete forecast.
ARIES SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your business interests and public life are in the spotlight for the first part of this month, while the Sun is in your solar 10th house. With Mars in Aries for the first few days of this month, you may be quite active physically, mentally, or emotionally. Promoting yourself and your favorite causes will rank high on your personal agenda. Venus in Sagittarius for the first week can be helpful with in-laws, foreigners, and educational activities during that time as well.
The spotlight is on your finances after Mars enters Taurus on January 6. You may have high expenses, but if you look in the right place, you can find new sources of income or emotional support. While Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, you can make good decisions about your goals and friendships, and put your priorities in proper order. Spend time with people who help you to be the best version of yourself.
Power days: 2, 4, 5, 13, 23.
Goal for this month: Bring more peace to your home and personal life. Integrate a quiet activity, such as meditation, prayer, reading, or yoga into your daily schedule.
TAURUS SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your education and beliefs are empha– sized for the first part of January, while the Sun is in your solar 9th house. Early in the month, Mars in Aries highlights your secrets and private life. The spotlight shifts to your appearance and approach when Mars enters Taurus on January 6. During the following seven weeks or so you may be active physically, mentally, or emotionally.
While Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius you can make good, sound decisions about careers, business, and your professional life. You can make headway in this area by successfully completing tasks that showcase your special talents and abilities. If you think you deserve a raise or promotion, remind your manager about all the contributions you have made to the success of the company.
You can get the greatest benefit out of each part of every day by following the planetary aspects and advice in this magazine.
Power days: 3, 4, 8, 16, 23.
Goal for this month: Set firm boundaries to prevent people from taking advantage of you.
GEMINI SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
During the first part of January, Mars in Aries keeps your attention on your goals and social ties. The Sun in your solar 8th house until the 19th supports any efforts to strengthen the bonds of intimacy that join you and your partner. The New Moon in Capricorn on January 12 is a good time to discuss family finances and plan for the future.
While expansive Jupiter and prudent Saturn are both in Aquarius, you can gain new knowledge and enrich your intellect through reading, study, travel, and discussions with wise people. To find fresh perspectives, go to plays,concerts, museums, and exhibits. If you’ve always wanted a college degree, get started now! If you are a writer, you may be able to get your work published. This rare dual transit offers new opportunities to become known as an interesting writer.
Power days: 4, 5, 8, 11, 22, 23, 30.
Goal for this month: Set aside 15 minutes for reading each day.
CANCER SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your close relationships are in the spotlight for the first part of January, while the Sun illuminates your solar 7th house. While Mars is in Aries, and your solar 10th house, early in this month, you can gain more authority and move forward in your career, business, or profession. Just successfully complete tasks that showcase your unique abilities. The New Moon in Capricorn on January 12 is a good time to talk to your partner about issues that can affect your relationship.
While Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, you can make good decisions about family finances, and maybe even strengthen your intimate ties. When Mars enters Taurus on January 6, you can pursue cherished goals and be as socially active as you want, especially if you take the initiative. If friends or others expect too much, say “no” and stick to that answer. Be realistic about how long it takes to complete a task.
Power days: 3, 4, 8, 16, 23, 30.
Goal for this month: Remember that you don’t always have to be strong.
LEO SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your celestial ruler, the life-sustaining Sun, spends the first 19 days of January in Capricorn, where Pluto also resides. This can be a good period for you if you focus on improving your health and diet. While Mars visits Aries in the first part of this month, you can take a break from routine. Even just one or two days at a nearby spa or resort can refresh body, mind, and spirit.
While Mercury moves through Capricorn the first week of this month, you may think about your work, duties, or health needs. The smart thing is to think about the future and how to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing.
While Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, you can strengthen your alliances and relationships, whether they are emotional or business. Concentrate mainly on the unions that make you happy. When Mars moves into Taurus on January 6, you can make headway in your career, business or profession. All you have to do is to be patient and successfully complete jobs that showcase your managerial abilities or other special talents.
Power days: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 16, 23,30.
Goal for this month: Be true to your beliefs.
VIRGO SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your desire for fun, romance, and expressing your creativity is emphasized in the first part of January, while the Sun is in your solar 5th house. During the first five days, Mars in Aries can activate your erotic life. You may think about your obligations or health after Mercury enters Aquarius on January 8. Make the most of your excellent intellect.
You need a change when Mars enters Taurus on January 6. You could plan a trip or learn a new skill during the following seven weeks or so. In-laws, teachers, strangers, lawyers, or foreigners may be difficult. You may interact with a lawyer, or be summoned for jury duty. While Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, you can improve your job value by doing your work to the best of your ability. Fill your obligations; meet all your deadlines. You can shape up your physique with a sensible diet and moderate exercise.
Power days: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 16, 22, 23.
Goal for this month: Don’t accept any new obligations. You have plenty! Protect your independence.
LIBRA SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your home and personal life are emphasized for the first three weeks, while the Sun brightens your domestic zone. Though you may be seeing to the needs of a family or visitors to your home, you can still enjoy yourself there. Venus, your governing planet, gives you the energy to beautify your home, and perhaps entertain friends or dear ones there.
During the first few days of the month, Mars in Aries gives you the energy to work on your relationship. If you have been neglecting your partner or others close to you, think of this as a wake-up call. If you have been doing your best, but you still have trouble connecting with people, banish all feelings of self-doubt. Have faith in your decisions and abilities. When Mars enters Taurus, your solar 8th house, on January 6, look for ways to improve family finances. If you and your partner are sexually active, you may enjoy trying out new erotic activities. New techniques can be fun.
Power days: 3, 4, 8, 16, 23.
Goal for this month: Don’t waste any time, money, energy, or affection on people who don’t respect you. The sooner you learn this lesson, the happier you will be.
SCORPIO SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your thoughts and communication style are emphasized for the first 19 days, while the Sun brightens your solar 3rd house. If you want to improve relationships with your neighbors or your relatives, you can begin by improving your attitudes. You want to enjoy yourself early in the month, while Mars is in Aries. Be careful, for you may be too willing to take risks, and that can cause trouble. Avoid gambling, reckless driving, drugs, unsafe sex, and drinking alcoholic beverages.
While Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, you can bring greater balance to your family and personal life. Aim for equality in your home. Don’t try to control other people, and don’t let them control or manipulate you. Cherish your independence. When Mars enters Taurus on January 6, your alliances and close relationships are emphasized. You may have needs that clash with those of your partner. If problems arise, the cause may be a desire for power. Be open to changes, whether they are your idea or someone else’s.
Power days: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 16, 22, 30.
Goal for this month:Maintain a positive outlook. Banish all self-doubt.
SAGITTARIUS SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your finances, material needs, and spending habits have an increased importance for the first part of this month, while the Sun illuminates your money zone. Gigantic Jupiter, your planetary ruler, is slowly advancing in Aquarius, along with Saturn. This rare dual alignment draws attention to your thoughts, attitudes, and communications. You will be bursting with new ideas.
With Mars in Aries and your solar 5th house early in this month, you just want to have fun. You may feel sexually frisky, and be willing to take foolish risks, which can lead to a pregnancy, disease, or other disaster. When Mars enters Taurus on January 6, your attention shifts to your work and duties. Make it a priority to do your very best on jobs, and meet all deadlines. This transit is also associated with your health. Avoid people who have colds, viruses, and other contagious ailments. Be careful when traveling to and from jobs and medical appointments. Drive carefully at all times.
Power days: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 16, 22,23, 30.
Goal for this month: Set a specific goal each morning. For instance: “Today my main goal is to clean out a closet.”
CAPRICORN SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
January is a time of personal significance, as the Sun in Capricorn draws attention to you, your appearance, and the way you approach new people and situations. You can promote yourself and your favorite cause. This can be one of the best months of the year romantically for you, as Venus in Capricorn from January 8 to February 1 helps you attract love and other good things. Early in the month, Mars in Aries provides the energy to take care of your home and domestic needs. If any problems arise there, or within the family, the desire for power may be the root cause.
Now that Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, you can make good decisions about your finances. If you need extra income and look in the right places, you may find new sources of financial or emotional support.
Power days: 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 22, 23, 30.
Goal for this month: Your integrity and natural authority attract people who are emotionally weak. Protect yourself and your free time.
AQUARIUS SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
Your secrets and the most private areas of your life are in the spotlight for the first part of this month, while the Sun is in your solar 12th house. Don’t waste any time regretting old errors in judgment. You can’t change the past. When your birthday gets closer, your energy and enthusiasm should increase. Mars in Aries for the first few days makes you eager to get your message across in conversations and documents. You can make decisions quickly, thanks to Mercury in your solar 1st house, from January 8 onward. This is one of the most important times of your life. Jupiter and Saturn are in your sign of Aquarius, so you can make progress by showing off your best traits and abilities. Let your inner light shine!
When the Sun enters Aquarius on January 19, you can move forward with confidence and begin a new personal plan or project. Your ruling planet, Uranus, is retrograde in Taurus until January 14. This is a poor time to allow anyone to move in with you; such a person would bring you new problems. You need to be guided now by conservative Saturn, your ancient planetary ruler. Protect your personal interests.
Power days: 5, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Goal for this month: Your ancient ruler, Saturn, represents prudence and stability. If you make a sincere effort, you can bring more stability to your life.
PISCES SUN SIGN OR ASCENDANT
You can be popular, and your hopes and wishes are emphasized for much of January, while the Sun moves through Capricorn and your solar 11th house. Pluto in that same sign gives you the energy to actively pursue your goals, whether they are business or personal. You can be as active as you want in your groups and friendships if you take the initiative.
While Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, you can nurture your soul through meditation, prayer, yoga, music, inspirational reading, or other quiet activities. If you stay focused, you may even be able to finally fill some unmet needs. Lovely Neptune, your ruling planet, is still in your sign, enriching your imagination, intuition, and other psychic abilities. You can get in touch with the spiritual part of your nature. This is a good time to go on a religious retreat. You are emotional and sensitive by nature, which adds stress to your life. Integrate some form of relaxation, such as yoga, music, or meditation, into your daily schedule.
Power days: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23,30.
Goal for this month: Find imaginative new ways to express your wonderful creativity.