And, just like that, we’re in 2021. An unprecedented year full of challenges and firsts came to a close and we now find ourselves on the cusp of a new beginning — full of a vaccine, safe travels and finally seeing our loved ones. In the world of astrology, the first major transit of the year occurs on Wednesday, January 6, when warrior planet Mars enters Taurus, making sure we all make this a time of self-care. Soon after that, on Friday, January 8, love planet Venus enters Capricorn, reminding us to put in that hard work in our interpersonal relationships — especially with social distancing.
Read on to find out what your January 2021 horoscope has in store for you:
Your ruling planet Mars, enters Taurus on Wednesday, January 6, reminding you to take care of finances this month. It’s time to draw your dues and make sure all checks and balances are in place.
Cosmic tip: Reassess your relationship with money and make smarter choices.
On Friday, January 8, communication planet Mercury enters independent Aquarius, making it the month to stand up for yourself professionally. The first Mercury retrograde of the year begins at the end of the month, making it the perfect time to speak up at work about a raise, that project you’ve been wanting to work on or generally take a stand at your workplace.
Cosmic tip: It’s time to fight for what you want in your career.
A full moon in Leo on Thursday, January 28 will light up your sky and give you the bold energy to express how you really feel with people you care about. Use this time wisely as this year’s first Mercury Retrograde begins on Saturday, January 30, making communication a lot trickier.
Cosmic tip: Take a chance. The rest will follow.
With Mercury entering the house of Aquarius on January 8, get ready to filter out unhealthy relationships as your communication gets clearer and more logical. Although abrupt at first, this would make for more sustainable relationships in the long run.
Cosmic tip: The universe is helping you streamline your personal life – allow it.
Being a natural leader, you’ve been fighting the good fight this past year, but it’s time to slow down a bit and take a breather. January 14 onwards, your world will seem much calmer.
Cosmic tip: Take a step back and don’t forget to breathe.
You’re the healer of the zodiac, and that is why it’s even more important for you to practice self-care, as you get too caught up in the people in your life. Give yourself that extra attention this month. Take a long bubble bath or try and meditate before bed.
Cosmic tip: It’s important to nourish your mind, body and soul.
As a new moon goes into Capricorn on Wednesday, January 13 – it is the ideal time for fresh starts and new beginnings. Soon after, the first Mercury Retrograde of the year might make it difficult to convey emotions to loved ones – in the tail end of the month. So make the most of it until then.
Cosmic tip: Don’t be afraid to take a few risks.
On Wednesday, January 6, one of your ruling planets, Mars, enters Taurus, signaling a tricky time in your personal life. Your communication during this time will determine how your interpersonal relationships will evolve during this period. Try and be as direct and clear in your messages and you will be just fine.
Cosmic tip: Be careful with what you say and how you say it.
On Friday, January 8, Venus, goddess of money enters Capricorn aligning the stars in your favour with all things money.
Cosmic tip: Expect good financial news this month.
It’s time to get in touch with your needs and desires this month as on Friday, January 8, planet of love Venus enters your sign making it important for you to be honest about your emotions to yourself and your partner – so they can understand you better.
Cosmic tip: Don’t be afraid to look inside yourself.
It’s almost your season, Aquarius! Time for you to gear up for your time of the year with a lot of self-love, downtime and celebrations. On January 8, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters Capricorn. This transit will help you face your deepest fears surrounding intimacy.
Cosmic tip: Growth is here. Rise up to the challenge.
On Tuesday, January 26, your ruling planet Neptune squares your North lunar node, which represents your future. Being a psychic sign, pay attention to what the universe is trying to tell you during this time.
Cosmic tip: When in doubt, listen to your intuition.