Yours is a passionate sign so that when you love it's intense,
powerful and without limits. The power of your emotions, though, can
sometimes make partnerships so complicated that neither you nor the
other person feels at ease. Stepping back to take a more objective look
at your personal life can make a major difference this month.
The planetary trigger of this shift is your traditional ruling planet
Mars, which has been marching through Capricorn since December 7. It
finally leaves this orderly and ambitious sign on January 15 when it
enters cool Aquarius and your 4th House of Home and Family. On one level
this represents a kind of withdrawal from the complexities of
relationships, especially if you're single. Instead of hungering for
another person to make your life complete you may be more independent
and able to find fulfillment without depending upon the companionship of
one individual. Sure, you can play, love and have fun, but you're less
compelled to connect and, in fact, may enjoy more time alone.
If you're in a relationship, this pattern is excellent for allowing
you to take a step back, cool off and see your situation more
objectively. You can operate with your head instead of letting emotions
rule every thought and action. A bit more freedom to come and go as you
please, to experiment with new habits and to reduce your reliance on
others can be liberating. Love then becomes a matter of choice rather
than something that disconnects you with reason and common sense.