Messages are clearly mixed in January as the month starts off with
you feeling somewhat restricted. Your ruling planet Mars is in
authoritative Capricorn, which puts more emphasis on work than play. The
Sun is also in this sign until January 20 and, most important of all,
the love planet Venus is in your emotionally complicated 8th House of
Intimacy until January 7. The positive side of Venus in this part of
your chart is the potential to go deeper with someone. Your strong
desire or someone else's powerful attraction to you can encourage you to
work through problems and overcome differences to share the deep
feelings you have for one another.
However, Venus in your 8th house can also make you feel confined, as
if you are constantly being measured and tested, which is probably not
your idea of a good time. On January 7, though, Venus fires into
outgoing Sagittarius and enters your 9th House of Travel and Higher
Mind. Your attention wanders far from who or what is in front of you as
the call for new people and experiences grows louder in your mind. If
you're in a relationship, planning a trip is one way to keep passion
alive. Routine matters and predictable patterns can feel more limiting
than ever. Broaden your horizons to discover different kinds of
connections and different ways of loving.
Mars enters freedom-loving Aquarius on January 15, followed there by
the Sun on January 20 that will encourage experimentation and stimulate
your social life when you're part of a group or working for a cause.