Horoscope for January

  Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Leaving major decisions to others isn’t your style. However, November’s about venturing into new territory, personally, professionally and emotionally, and often those around you will lead you in the right direction. Some ideas or encounters will be immediately appealing, others will puzzle if not irritate you. Still, explore these, since what’s least expected could be best, although the details may not be clear until you move into December. At minimum, you’ll learn something. But, more important, who you meet could change your life.

  Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Recently, things have been moving so swiftly and, mostly, been so exciting you’ve had little time to think. The emotionally intense Taurus Full Moon, on 4 November, brings both facts and your feelings to a head. Unsettling as what surfaces seems, this is about truly letting go, and allowing certain arrangements to become history and, as much, taking a chance on unfamiliar pursuits and, possibly, individuals. While each is promising, you’d like guarantees. Instead, let life itself provide the reassurance you’re seeking.

  Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

With so much changing, so swiftly, and with you annoyingly short of facts, you’re on edge. Try to live with this chaos. Gathering the necessary information will be difficult, especially with circumstances shifting. Even more, you’ll be questioning why you bother with certain passions, in the form of work, activities and relationships. Be patient. While it’s unlikely to be until the informative, and emotionally intense, Gemini Full Moon, on 3 December that facts will be clear, those insights will be worth waiting for. 

  Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Living with uncertainty isn’t easy. But unsettling as certain changes are, they hold amazing promise. November is about researching your options, then discussing possibilities with others. Tempting as it is to turn the resulting ideas into solid plans, you’ll soon realise they’d hold you back. The trick is to make tentative arrangements, flexible enough to ride out changes during December, as well. Those decisions will be made, and they’ll be thrilling, but probably not until the powerful Cancer Full Moon, in early January.

  Leo (July 23– August 22)

Leo (July 23– August 22)

As a Leo, you enjoy life’s dramas, but you’re unhappy with those you’re currently facing. These involve potential changes in your way of living, working or long term goals. Pointless, and irritating, as these seem, they’re not only timely, once you’re more involved and have clearer insights about where they’re taking you, those reservations will be transformed into enthusiasm. However, that means investing time in discussion and, even more, getting to know the circumstances and people involved. After that, the rest will be easy.  

  Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You don’t mind arguments but the heated discussions you face during November could seem both pointless and overwhelming. Still, only when the usual surface politeness is dropped will you learn what others truly think and, often, about your own feelings. These insights will then reshape your thinking and priorities, now and for the long term. While you’ll make some changes swiftly and easily, others will raise questions, requiring patience. Still, by November’s close, you’ll be more excited about your plans than for ages.

  Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

November is about getting what you want, and being uncharacteristically direct in your approach. With forthright Mars in Libra from 22 October until 9 December, you’ll be both reviewing what works and exploring various options, some long cherished dreams but, as many, will involve sudden and possibly disruptive ideas or offers. If what arises intrigues you, show interest. However, avoid finalising anything until later this year, or even early 2018, when both your options and your priorities will be much clearer.

  Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Unsettling, if not worrying, as November’s many surprises seem, each one offers a gift. With the fortunate Jupiter in Scorpio, and for a year, life’s about change, expansion and discovery. Appealing as this sounds, some events and encounters will arouse doubts, if not fears, of letting go of the past and getting involved in an intriguing but unclear future. Dare to take chances, which means at minimum, exploring what arises. The more you learn, the more you’ll enjoy this adventurous, and rewarding, cycle.

  Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

While Sagittarius is perhaps the most inquisitive and, therefore, flexible of the twelve signs, even you have areas where you’re stubborn, if not just plain rigid. Sudden events or unexpected offers force you to face this side of your nature and, importantly, recognise how much it’s restricting you. Yes, this means taking chance or, possibly, reliving difficult moments from the past. Muster the courage to do exactly that, and you’ll eliminate doubts for good, and in the process, embrace a once unobtainable freedom.

  Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

True, the sudden developments reshaping your life, at home and out in the world, are unsettling if not challenging. Yet your instincts are correctly telling you these aren’t mere changes but breakthroughs into a new way of thinking and, therefore, approaching everything from deeply personal matters to familiar challenges. Gradually you’ll realise over-analysis only compounds concerns, while discussions with those who inspire or challenge you prove unexpectedly informative. Plan, but ensure arrangements are flexible, because thrilling surprises are coming your way.  

  Aquarius (January 20– February 18)

Aquarius (January 20– February 18)

As intrigued as you are by new ideas and changes in the lives of others, you’re less enthusiastic about the events that are ushering you into a rethink in certain longstanding arrangements. These could involve where, or how, you live, work or your romantic life. Disruptive as these seem, they’re taking you into new and exciting, if unfamiliar territory. Ideally, by mid-November you’ll be exploring these, if only out of curiosity. Keep asking questions. This is all about what, and who, you discover. 

  Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Some Pisceans are aware of this, others are not. But being the most intuitive of the signs, you regularly trust your instincts. However, now and during most of November, they’ll run against common sense. If you can’t justify acting on them, investigate the ideas, changes or, perhaps, alliances in question. What you learn could convince these are more promising than you first imagined. Enough, perhaps, that by November’s close, you’ll be viewing new developments, and your options from a far more positive perspective