MONTH OF January

Monthly Snapshot

No more drama! Well, a Virgo can dream…but the New Year will soon find you settling into more of a regimented groove, the kind of rhythm that feels natural to your systematic sign. Your 2020 was colorful and creative, despite the pandemic, and with more than just a twist of the theatrical. It’s been exciting but exhausting!

As Jupiter and Saturn settle into their first full month in Aquarius, your sixth house of organization and wellness (the “Virgo zone”) become your focal point for much of 2021. Break out the spreadsheets, checklists and fitness trackers. The hedonism of 2020 will give way to a healthy revolution in 2021.

But you can still stretch out the “misbehaving” until January 19, while the Sun visits Capricorn and your fifth house of pleasure and play. Then, El Sol will move into Aquarius and your health sector, getting you back on track with your planning and perfecting!

A lot of intense inner work was demanded of you in the second half of 2020. And while you’ve certainly transformed into a poignantly self-aware version of yourself, you’re eager for a new routine. Good news: That’s coming your way starting early this month. Get ready for long-distance connections, possible travel (within safety limits) and horizon-expanding experiences. It’s time to engage with the wider world again, Virgo—and you’re primed for it!

Just block out January 30 to February 20, when your ruling planet, Mercury, has its first retrograde backspin. Be sure to back up your data and devices and to implement all your important plans before this wonky, signal-scrambling cycle. We don’t need to tell YOU that an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure, but during Mercury retrograde, it’s worth about a metric ton of it!

Week 1: January 1-10

Float like a butterfly

At last, the intensity lifts! On Wednesday, January 6, activator Mars ends an extended six-month trek through Aries and your intimate, tunnel-visioned eighth house. Since June 27, 2020, you’ve been taking quite a dive into your own emotional depths, exploring some raw feelings—whether you wanted to or not. It’s been incredibly eye-opening, but also quite vulnerable and even exquisitely painful at times. And now, your metamorphosis is complete.

Mars normally stays in one sign for six weeks, so having a quadruple-length visit from the edgy red planet hasn’t been easy (ouch—those childhood wounds have been poked!). But on the upside, you’ve certainly transformed, Virgo. You may have had some crucial experiences around opening your heart, especially since the pandemic exposed everyone’s quirks and imperfections. You may have merged your energy, finances and resources with other people to a deeper extent than normal, a learning experience for sure.

Through it all, Mars made you face your fears and do “shadow work.” If you felt at times like the darkness would never end, get ready. From January 6 to March 3, Mars will blaze through fellow earth sign Taurus and your visionary, expansive ninth house. The world will start to feel wide-open again, and hope and optimism return. At last!

So, Virgo, what adventure in personal growth and expansion would you like to tackle next? With go-getter Mars in this entrepreneurial and wisdom-seeking zone, a startup venture could take flight. You’ll be feeling independent and excited to spread your autonomous wings. Learning, teaching, travel and publishing are favored.

If you can’t get out of city limits due to restrictions, you can certainly blast past the mental barriers you’ve imposed on yourself. Sign up for a course—or teach one. Start getting your message out to a wider audience and connecting with people who are exploring the same big questions as you are. By the time we can all move about the cosmic cabin freely again, you could have some awesome destinations lined up!

Week 2: January 11-17

Who gets to drive?

This week finds you torn between taking a risk and tightening your grip on the reins. Should you release a bit of control in the name of greater possibilities…or is it better to keep a watchful eye on every detail? With restless Mars and Uranus both in Taurus, your growth-driven ninth house is electrified, and a part of you is eager to throw caution to the wind. But your inner micromanager could make a showing, thanks to Jupiter and cautious Saturn in Aquarius and your organized, analytical sixth house.

It all begins on Wednesday, January 13, when Mclass=”body-el-link standard-body-el-link” ars and Saturn get embroiled in a tense square. The effect is like having one foot on the gas, the other on the brake. A project or plan that’s been zooming along could hit a snag, forcing you to pause and recalibrate your budget and timeline. Further investigation may be warranted before you can take that next big step. Yet you’ll feel the urgency to move quickly. Don’t let anxious feelings force any knee-jerk moves—do your best to buy a little time for “research and development.”

Besides, on Thursday, January 14, trailblazer Uranus wakes up from a five-month retrograde in Taurus, bringing exciting growth opportunities out of the blue. With the planet of radical change in this worldly sector, you could connect with a long-distance client or collaborator. An opportunity to teach, publish or broadcast could appear, and you’ll want to make use of every platform.

The ninth house rules travel, but with restrictions on the rise, you’re more likely to book plans out into the future. Don’t let that stop you from exploring dream destinations or concocting plans to see new parts of the world. Just make sure there’s a good cancellation and refund policy before hitting “book now.”

Fun fact: For the next two weeks, there are NO retrograde planets! Take advantage of this rare “all clear” signal and make some decisive moves.

A creative project or a romantic situation is also in the spotlight on Thursday as the bold Sun and potent Pluto make their once-a-year meetup. A brewing attraction could come out into the open, or you may feel the urge to be part of a power couple. Whether it’s an artistic collab or a steamy affair, you’ll feel the dynamic energy between you and the other person.

The Sun-Pluto conjunction could also push you out onto center stage, ready or not. While the Sun is all about visibility, secretive Pluto may make you more reluctant to let it all hang out. Remember: You don’t have to reveal all your deep, dark secrets in order to shine, Virgo. Craft your pitch or choose a few key details of your story, add some compelling headshots and play PR maven for yourself. Your talents deserve to be witnessed!

Ready to break free from limitations? On Sunday, January 17, a once-every-seven-years event occurs as expansive Jupiter and liberated Uranus form a tricky square. Should you dive into a project fully or keep your options open? It will be nearly impossible to decide under these skies. Let yourself explore every option fully before settling on any one direction.

Week 3: January 18-24

Done is NOT better than perfect

Cleanup in aisle six…or should we say house six? This week, your sensible and systematic sixth house will be #lit as the Sun blazes into Aquarius until February 18, joining your ruling planet, Mercury, expansive Jupiter and structured Saturn. Since Virgo is the natural governor of this zodiac zone, you’ll be in your element, ready to plan, perfect and purify.

Get out the rubber gloves and trash bags for a major cleaning and decluttering mission. Break out your favorite spreadsheet app, start a new bullet journal or treat yourself to a gorgeous new day planner—whatever makes your orderly Virgoan nature happiest!

But before you start color-coding data cells and bleaching every countertop, stay nimble, Virgo! Speedy Mars is heating up your expansive ninth house this week, distracting you from your due diligence. But some of those divergences could be mighty tempting…so don’t pack your calendar with so many to-dos that you miss out on adventurous side roads.

On Wednesday, January 20, Mars unites with changemaker Uranus in Taurus and your ninth house of growth, adventure and expansion. A sudden opportunity could appear, but you’ll have to move FAST to seize it. This might involve a startup business, a long-distance connection or a chance to travel (even if it’s after Covid restrictions lift).

This disruptive alliance could also find you feeling claustrophobic and trapped by all your mundane responsibilities. Is it time to make a quick jailbreak? On Saturday, January 23, Mars will square off against freedom-seeking Jupiter. Will you find liberation by escaping your duties—or by setting up an efficient system that allows you to work smarter, not harder?

You’ll be on the horns of this very dilemma all weekend, possibly even obsessing over whether you need to bow out of a big commitment or build a better structure—one that allows you to burgeon without burnout.

Casting a strong vote for creating a strong, stabilizing system is Saturday’s annual Sun-Saturn conjunction, a once-a-year moment that can be sobering yet clarifying. As boundary hound Saturn meets the limitless Sun, you’re forced to recognize that you’re only human and to see the hardships or downside of a situation without even a peek through your rose-colored glasses.

Warning: Everything can seem harder and more defeating than it really is at a Sun-Saturn connection. But as a Virgo, you like to look with an unflinching eye at what any buildout—whether it’s committing to a business venture or repainting your kitchen—will really take to be done right. So spend the weekend mapping your vision to a master plan, and you can move into the last week of January feeling confident and clear about your goals!

Week 4: January 25-31

Ducks in a row—with miracles in tow

Health and organization are the focal points of this week as a posse of planets piles into Aquarius and your service-oriented, wellness-focused sixth house. The Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are all in this idealistic sign, bringing out your inner project manager. Since Virgo is the natural ruler of the sixth house, you’ll be “in the zone,” ready to belatedly tackle the New Year’s resolutions you haven’t yet gotten around to implementing.

On Tuesday, January 26, the Sun in Aquarius will square off against disruptor Uranus in Taurus, echoing the tension of the January 17 Jupiter-Uranus square. Once again, you’ll be torn between the urge to take a sudden leap of faith and to throw caution to the wind…with a strong tug from your inner micromanager.

You can’t truly fly if you’re always riding the brake—but you also don’t want to throw away everything you’ve built. Try to find that elusive middle ground, knowing that your nervous system is likely to get a bit frayed by the intensity of this Sun-Uranus face-off. Watch for fragile egos and erratic behavior, and stay centered so you don’t get sucked in.

A peak moment arrives on Thursday, January 28—one that could put you in touch with your true inner radiance. The first full moon of the year lands in Leo and your twelfth house of closure, healing and divine epiphanies. Both full moons and the twelfth house specialize in transitions. If you didn’t declare “cosmic closure” on the hardships of 2020 a month ago, this is your moment to do so. An artistic or spiritual project you’ve been working on since the August 18 Leo new moon could come together now.

There’s even more magic in the air today as the Sun conjuncts expansive Jupiter in their once-a-year merging, known as the Day of Miracles. This is considered by astrologers to be one of the luckiest days of the year. With your hardworking sixth house in play, you could have a mental or spiritual breakthrough around finding ways to work smarter and more effectively.

Look for inspiration around delegating important tasks to trusted helpers, acknowledging where you need help and support (and then actually asking for it) and breakthroughs in healthy self-care. Been dreaming of the perfect right-hand helper/cheerleader? Today may be the day they walk through the door (or pop up in your inbox).

Nail down your introductions and get the ball rolling, but don’t sign on the dotted line just yet. That’s because on Sclass=”body-el-link standard-body-el-link” aturday, January 30, communication planet Mercury (your galactic guardian) will go retrograde in sometimes erratic Aquarius and your sixth house of getting things done until February 20. You’ve had your inspired, lucky moment—and now you may suddenly feel a bit befuddled and disorganized. (Where could that file have possibly gone?)

Safeguard your health and watch out for “accidental” breaks in social distancing rules—because it will be easier to catch whatever germs that are in the air, especially since your stress levels may spike. Use this time to get organized, deep-clean your house and tweak your 2021 plans. Keep yourself , and this tricky transit will pass in no time.

LOVE & ROMANCE:

Ready for a break from the intensity, Virgo? On January 6, a transformational six-month cycle comes to an end. Lusty Mars has been in Aries and your intimate eighth house since June 27, 2020, staying four times longer than usual. You’ve had a front-row seat to your rawest emotions, and at times, there was no avoiding those vulnerable feelings.

On the upside, the eighth house rules sex and sensuality, and with intensifier Mars here, some Virgos made the most of this cycle behind closed doors. But with the pandemic thwarting your mojo and meet-cute opportunities, you may also have experienced some of the red planet’s frustrating tendencies, especially while Mars was retrograde from September 9 to November 13, 2020.

On January 6, Mars finally moves on to a new sign and won’t return to this part of your chart for a couple years. Until March 3, Mars will blaze through fellow earth sign Taurus and your expansive ninth house. While Taurus moves at a more cautious pace than Aries, this is still a time for growth and movement. New opportunities could come out of left field, and for some Virgos, a long-distance attraction could heat up.

The other love planet, Venus, has been a bit moody too—at least since December 15, when she started a visit to Sagittarius and your emo fourth house. But by January 8, that will become a dim memory as Venus sashays into Capricorn and your passionate, playful fifth house until February 1. The rest of the month will turn up the heat, and while we know pandemic precautions are a must, you can certainly flirt like a champion, even if it’s from afar. Get the Valentine’s Day celebrations started a month early.

A red-hot day arrives on January 9, when Venus and Mars form their annual harmonious trine (120-degree angle) in these expansive and open-hearted zones. You can finally feel adventurous and playful enough to express your desires without being attached to any outcomes. In other words, flirt for flirting’s sake…and let Cupid’s chips fall where they may.

Key Dates:

January 9: Venus-Mars trine

Bring on the lasting love! As affectionate Venus and passionate Mars harmonize in stable earth signs, you could have true romance with all the trimmings—sensuality and stability. Skip the “come here now go away” players and their mixed messages. A partner who makes you feel secure is suddenly the most attractive catch in town. Coupled? Mark a long-term relationship with a thoughtful gift to let your mate know how much you cherish them.

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