Talk planet Mercury is completing its long journey through Capricorn as the month begins. Capricorn rules your friends and group activities. It’s linked to your role within society, politics and your community. It’s about your place in the world and the people you care about the most.
Mercury was retrograde here last month, a potential time of misunderstandings or indecision. Yet, this month, Mercury is moving forward again and teams up with Pluto in Capricorn on the 10th, the day before leaving this sector of your horoscope.
This could prove to be a decisive turning point, whether you’re letting go of a group, club or society that’s been important to you. Alternatively, you’re making a firm commitment to a friend or group.
Pluto’s the planet of loss and transformation. When it’s pulled into the planetary activity, things can’t remain the same. Often, one door has to close before a new door can open.
You’re moving through a phase that may connect you more with the spiritual world as Aquarius is the star sign of the moment. The Sun is here until the 18th and talk planet Mercury joins the Sun in Aquarius on the 11th.
Aquarius rules the most hidden sector of your horoscope and turns your attention inward. It can be a time of preparation, when you want to restore your hope and faith. You might be learning to meditate, be on retreat or be listening more to your inner voice.
Aquarius is a social star sign linked to the collective, so this could indicate coming together with other people for a mutual cause. You might be meditating in a group or become involved in spiritual or philosophical teachings.
Follow wherever your heart leads you on this journey. In particular, notice who or what appears in your life on the 18th when your ruling planet Jupiter teams up with Mercury.
Jupiter expands what it touches and is the planet of opportunity and growth. This may turn out to be a lucky date, a time when synchronicity or coincidences arise. You may want to invest in an activity that’s deeply meaningful to you. It would be a good time to do so.
Also, the Full Moon takes place on the 5th when the Sun’s in Aquarius and the Moon’s in Leo. This is a powerful time to trust your intuition, listen to your dreams and read the signs of the universe. Don’t let yourself be swayed by other people or what you read or hear.
Uranus challenges the Sun and Moon during the Full Moon phase. You may recognise where you’re being diverted away from the truth or pulled away from you want or need.
If you’re true to your star sign, you have a deeply psychic and instinctual nature. This is about the hidden places, secrets and confidences. You may have to return to an ethical or moral dilemma, knowing how much to reveal and when to stay silent.
Don’t rush into life but pace yourself while the Sun’s in Aquarius. It’s important to strengthen your inner self before engaging actively with the world.
It’s not just about hidden issues this month, however, as there’s a strong influence on your star sign Pisces. The planet of relating Venus is here until the 20th. Plus, the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th heralding the start of your birthday season. Keep the focus on your personal goals and put yourself first.
When planets are in your star sign, it’s an excellent time to focus on your image and profile and consider how other people see you and how you come across.
Strong emphasis on your star sign Pisces could help you tap into your creative or spiritual source. You might be having profound thoughts or find that your imagination is unusually fertile. Go with the flow, listen out for signs and trust in life. Access the best side of your Pisces star sign, the world of fantasy and dreams, compassionate and caring
This month’s New Moon takes place in Pisces on the 20th, a symbol of new beginnings. This could be an outstanding date for you, whether you see yourself in a new light or have a major insight into your personal life.
Plus, there’s a stunning Venus-Neptune conjunction on the 15th and this feels especially beautiful and magical. Venus and Neptune in Pisces are boundless and represent unconditional love. You may channel this love into a close relationship or have a keen desire to care for and help others. See where love leads you. Be open-hearted, generous and inclusive.
The Sun represents energy and vitality. You often feel a boost of confidence or an energy surge once the Sun is back in your star sign. One of this month’s themes is about looking after yourself and not giving away too much of your time or energy.
Finally this month, it’s important to consider your home and family life and where you come from. This is because action planet Mars is moving through Gemini, the star sign at the base of your horoscope. Mars was retrograde here from the end of October to January 12th – ten weeks in all.
Mars is picking up speed this month which means it’s a good time to be ambitious about home and family plans. Crack on with a property move or arrange a family celebration. Mars will remain in Gemini until the end of March 2023.
Yet, Mars in your home and family sector can be argumentative. Perhaps, you have to confront what’s challenging in order to bring things out into the open. Ask for what you want and need and confront anyone close who’s being difficult or holding you back.
At times, this month’s planetary activity could leave you feeling breathless or out of control. It’s a month when life is likely to speed up as the focus turns towards you.