This January is a very, very different January than the January of 2020! In 2020, astrologers around the world were dreading the joining of Saturn to Pluto, indicating war, economic distress and the pandemic.
2021 doesn’t begin with as much drama, although the year ahead still has its fair share of excitement, unpredictability and change. Unfortunately, it’s yet another roller coaster of a year, but one that feels much lighter than 2020.
Firstly, the year kicks off with Mars’ move from Aries into Taurus. Mars has been in warrior Aries for most of the latter half of 2020, indicating frustration, intensity and high-energy. Now, we might relax a little, go much slower and savor the journey as opposed to the goal. At times, it may feel like we are moving through quicksand, though.
The New Moon in Capricorn and the Full Moon in Aquarius both remind us of our own authority, asking us to set goals, to allow our inner light to shine, and to balance work with play.
Finally, Mercury enters Aquarius to stay during his Retrograde through much of February. With Aquarius ruling this topic, we might expect extra problems with technology, as well as confusion with our friendship and goals. So if you made any major 2021 plan, it is best to use this time to review and reassess rather than forging ahead.
Aries January Horoscope (Aries Dates: March 21 – April 19)
Shift your gears, Aries! Your ruler, Mars, finally changes signs. That racy, intense, action-orientated energy you have been feeling for the last year slows down. Right down. Now, it’s as if you are dragging your legs through mud, which can feel frustrating in a sense. However, this is an invitation for the cosmos to be a little lazy, to be indulgent, to be more methodical. Mars moving into Taurus throws a focus on your finances, your assets and your resources. Perhaps there’s some work to be done here, Aries? You might get various tests and surprises throughout the month as Saturn and Uranus meet up with this Mars. Don’t let it overwhelm you — just go with the flow. Try not to make any split-second decisions, and instead, be as responsible as possible. This is a fantastic month to be setting up a five-year plan, as daunting as that feels.
Taurus January Horoscope (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20)
It’s time to get things done, Taurus! There’s a gathering of planets in your career zone, which can spell big things for you. Namely, the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. Yes, four planets are urging you to grow, Taurus, grow! This is the time to set your sights high. With Mars moving into your sign, there’s a “can do” attitude with you. You’re using your patience, methodical style and creative ability to build something that lasts. This is a month in your life where you could shine, if you let yourself. There will be moments of intensity, even crisis. You might doubt yourself, but the urge is there to step into a role of power. Don’t allow any self-doubt to cripple you. And most of all, avoid laziness. This isn’t the time to curl up on the couch, have a nap and eat snacks, Taurus. Go out there and conquer the world!
Gemini January Horoscope (Gemini Dates: May 21- June 20)
What to do, Gemini? There’s a lot of cosmic energy to suggest that studies or travel in some way are in the cards. However, there are limitations, lessons and restrictions. This January kicks off a two-year period of reassessing your beliefs and ideologies. It’s possible that now, you enroll for a course of some kind, and that it takes you places you’ve never been before, Gemini! However, with your ruler Mercury going Retrograde, there are issues with delays and indecision. It’s possible that you run into problems with friends, a mentor, or just plain tech frustrations. Take this time to review any applications, any outworn ideas and people, and move on. You don’t have time to dilly-dally with drama now, Gemini. Focus on your future plans and get them moving. This is a month to grow and expand. Remember to think before you make any promises to anyone.
Cancer January Horoscope (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 22)
A month of change and new beginnings lies ahead, Cancer. The year kicks off for you with a New Moon in your opposite sign of Capricorn. This will fall in your zone of relationships and partnerships, potentially bringing new people and opportunities to your life! For some of you, it can bring a shift in an existing relationship, for better or worse. There’s also a great deal of activity in your eighth house of resources, inheritances, loans, debts and money coming your way. You’re looking at ways to restructure your finances, and perhaps finding a new sense of freedom here. However, there are delays and problems that can be expected, so prepare yourself. Mercury Retrograde halts things that were going ahead, especially financially. It’s just for a few weeks, so have patience, Cancer. The Full Moon will definitely show you what’s what, money wise, so take heart and have faith.
Leo January Horoscope (Leo Dates: July 23 – August 22)
Get ready to shine, Leo! Especially when it comes to your closest relationships. Your ruler, the Sun, moves into this sector of your astrology chart, illuminating love and connection. There’ll be some real highs and lows throughout the month, especially with the Full Moon in Leo. There’s a decision, a culmination reached around someone special in your life. It could go either way, depending on how healthy the connection is. With Saturn and Jupiter here, as well as Mercury going Retrograde, it’s easy to get lines of communication tangled. You’re uncharacteristically influenced by others, maybe even losing a little bit of yourself. At the same time, there’s so much growth in this area of life right now. You’re learning, Leo. And you’re learning, most of all, to shine your light. Work-wise, things are moving very slowly, but they will get there – eventually. Be as patient as you possibly can, Leo.
Virgo January Horoscope (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22)
Work is taking off, Virgo! You have a running start to the year, with four planets gathering in your working sector. It’s the daily grind, however, not necessarily the glitz and glam. You’re looking at workflows, planning, organization and efficiency, Virgo. All your favorite things! However, there’ll be moments of stress, or even self-criticism. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and remember to stay in a place of service – not slavery. You should never place yourself beneath anyone else Virgo. Your self-esteem is too precious for negative self-belief. In other news, relationships take on a rosy glow with the New Moon in Capricorn, and you’re perhaps ready to birth a new creative project. This kicks off a six-month process of structuring your passions and hobbies. Yes, your ruler Mercury is in Retrograde, and that will take its toll. Just be very sure of what you commit to professionally.
Libra January Horoscope (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22)
Love, love, love, Libra! That’s what’s on your mind in the next few weeks and even months. With the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn in your romance zone, there are all kinds of things brewing. Some of you may be encountering a brand-new relationship, whilst others among you are structuring an old one. You may even be moving into a new stage, a stage where you may be trying to conceive. Yes, babies are on the mind of a few of you! If not human babies, then possibly creative babies. For example, writing a book, structuring a creative dream or joining up with creative groups! Whatever it is Libra, it’s about bringing something you love into the world, and being with the one you love. Recognizing that sometimes, love is not only pleasure but also a responsibility. There are some tests, but you’ll get through them.
Scorpio January Horoscope (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21)
Tread carefully this month, Scorpio. Two major areas of your life – your family life and your romantic life – seem slightly tense. Mars, your traditional ruler, moves into your opposite sign of Taurus and into your relationship sector. This can spell conflicts (and passion) when it comes to your love life. Sensual attractions are there, but there’s also a sense of having your back up against the wall. And you never function well when pushed, Scorpio. So, again, tread carefully. Handle conflict with patience, and try to let your bodies do the talking. Family-wise, Mercury goes Retrograde in this zone, which could have some wires crossed with you and someone at home. You’re possibly also diving deep into old memories, and remembering things that you thought you’d forgotten. This is a brilliant time to resolve the past, to close the door on challenging experiences. At last, Scorpio, let go. Just release.
Sagittarius January Horoscope (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 21)
The ideas are flowing in, Sagittarius! Good ideas. Sometimes, you might feel as if there are just too many thoughts flooding your mind — so take a break. Better yet, write them down and structure those thoughts into some sort of order. This will be especially useful with Mercury going Retrograde and throwing communication upside down. It’s easy to say what you don’t mean, and with your no-filter issue, things might get hairy. What you do have to look forward to is a new financial beginning, with the New Moon in Capricorn in your financial zone. This is a great time to structure your finances, decide where and what to invest in, and how you’d like to save this year. If you’re thinking of trying to earn more, this is the time to plant seeds for those creative ideas. The next six months reveals whatever you do now, so choose wisely.
Capricorn January Horoscope (Capricorn Dates: December 22 – January 19)
Set your sails, Capricorn! The winds of 2021 seem far better and nicer than the storms of 2020! You’ve got four planets now moving into your zone of financial structures and resources, which can bring some good news in. However, you’ll need to expect some delay as Mercury goes Retrograde in this zone of your chart, too. Perhaps plans that you have for 2021, financially, are delayed in some way or go awry. This doesn’t need to be the biggest deal ever, Capricorn, so don’t sweat it too much. After February, things flow much easier, and you’ll find a sense of stability. Your love life over January looks very interesting, Capricorn! Mars heads into this zone, indicating a period of sensuality, passion and indulgence. However, there may also become conflict and unexpected surprises on the way, so get ready for that. Try not to control anything, and be very gentle.
Aquarius January Horoscope (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 18)
A month of surprises, Aquarius! You’re all over the place with Mercury going Retrograde in your sign. Plus, you have a Full Moon spanning across your personal and relationship zones which sheds a major light on love. Some of you may be releasing particular relationships – business or personal — or getting to a point of understanding. Either way, it’s possible to have strong emotions running the show, as well as mental misunderstandings. You’re coming across like you know it all, but do you, really? Watch your words carefully this month, and try not to promise what you can’t deliver. Listen, Aquarius – that’s the most important skill to cultivate over January. Allow others to open your mind. They’re bringing you growth, if you let them. Things at home are changing rapidly as well, and it may feel somewhat tense. However, there’s a sense that you’re being set free of a situation, Aquarius.
Pisces January Horoscope (Pisces Dates: February 19 – March 20)
You’re going deep inside, Pisces. Into your inner world, your inner soul. This month marks a time where you’re withdrawing from life and gazing inward. This could manifest as an actual withdrawal from the world, or just an energetic one. You’re facing things that have to be let go of, old baggage. This is a theme that will continue right throughout the year ahead. At the same time, your mind is opening to new ideas, and you could get quite electrified with all the possibilities. Watch your words – are you being provocative or pushy? Without meaning to? The inner tension you’re feeling may reflect in the external world, so being conscious is your best tool to avoid conflict. This is a magical month to sow seeds for a new goal, a 5-year plan for the future. You can watch this unfold from behind the scenes over the next few months.