Now that the holiday season is wrapped up, you’re ready to dive into a new year—and the universe is all about it. All of the planets are moving direct this month (after almost a month of Mercury going retrograde in December), creating a serious full-steam ahead vibe for you. That feeling is especially fueled by Uranus, the planet of inspiration and trying new things, which goes direct on January 2nd.
Even the moon is in on the action. The full moon on January 1st will prompt you to crave a balance between your professional life and your personal life. The new moon on the 16th makes you want to zero in on your career goals, inspirations, and what you really want to accomplish in the New Year—making it a good time for your to re-think those resolutions you set at the beginning of the month. Were they truly reflective of your goals? Only you will know.
It’s not all go-go-go, though. You’ll find yourself craving some serious downtime with your friends around the 19th when the sun moves into Aquarius. Here’s what else is in store for you this month, according to Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology.
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
You’ll kick off the month hyper-focused on getting your career goals in order. What do you want out of 2018 at work—and are you on the right track to get it? Just don’t forget to make sure you truly enjoy what you’re doing for a living. If you’re not, it’ll eventually catch up with you. And don’t forget to kick back and carve out some solid time for fun. Plan on meeting your buddies for happy hour after your stressful work presentation, or take a little weekend getaway with just the girls. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes next.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
Now is the time to take a solid look at what you’ve got going on at work, and what you need to move ahead. Ready for a new job? Just make sure you have all the qualifications you need to make your dream gig a reality. If not, now is the time to line up a new course or training to help get you there. Toward the end of the month, you’ll feel hyper-focused and will finally get some recognition for all your hard work. This month, you’ll also start to notice your friends integrated more into your day-to-day life. Maybe your BFF will move into your building or you’ll make friends with the new hire in your office. Whatever it is, you’ll be stoked to have someone you can chat with on a whim.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
There are a lot of responsibilities that keep getting heaped on you at work. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and underpaid, now is the time to try to suss out what other people in similar roles are making. And, if you know you’re making less than your co-workers, it’s time to ask for a raise. Venus, the planet of relationships, moves into Aquarius toward the middle of the month, making you crave some one-on-one time with your girls, including a long-distance friend. Plan a trip where you can get together for a solid in-person hang. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind when you finally do meet up, and encourage your buddies to do the same—listening to each other will give you a whole new perspective on life.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
Your friends expect a lot of you, Cancer, and normally you’re more than happy to deliver. But friendships are all about the give and take, and if you’ve got someone who is always demanding your time, speak up. You’ll also find yourself with a serious desire to break out of your comfort zone and do something people never expected of you. Trapeze classes, anyone? On the work front, you’ll start to wonder if it’s time to make a move. How much do you really like what you’re doing? Only you know the answer.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
The holidays kind of threw you for a loop, Leo, but this month you’re all about getting back into a routine. You’ll find yourself hitting the gym again regularly, and pushing yourself to be in awesome shape. Ditto for work: You’ll be in early and staying until you get things done, even if it means logging some long hours. While it’s great to be hyper-focused on your goals, don’t forget to reach out to your friends here and there to check in on them. Also, squeezing in some girl time will help you take a mental breather from being so driven all the time.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
Sure, work is never going to be as much fun as binge-watching KUWTK, going to a party, or pretty much anything else you can think of. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself a little while you’re there. The universe is all about injecting a little playful energy into your job this month, so go with it. It could be as simple as making a standing lunch date with your work BFF. You’ll find yourself struggling to find a balance between work and life, but don’t forget to make time to do you, too. You deserve a break, after all.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
You’re kind of over your job lately, Libra, but why? What’s really at the bottom of this? Maybe you’re annoyed after finding out that your co-worker makes more than you, despite being at the same level, or you’re just ready for a change. Whatever it is, it’s important to figure out what’s up before you actually take action. January is also a huge month to put some serious time and energy into your friends, whether they’re old or new. You’ll be surprised how good it makes you feel when you create an even stronger bond.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
You ooze confidence this month, Scorpio, thanks to Jupiter, the planet of abundance being in your sign. You’ll feel like you can handle anything, and people will notice. That goes for work, too. Don’t be afraid to speak up in meetings and share your new ideas—your boss will definitely take notice. Friends will also take note of your confidence and will come to you looking for advice. And, while you clearly have some great wisdom to share, keep in mind that they might just be looking for support.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
This month, you’ll feel a big push to invest in yourself. You’ll find yourself searching for new credentials you can earn for work, starting a new fitness class, and even splurging on some after-holiday sales. (Hey, you’re worth it.) Still, you’ll be aware of your budget and the money constraints your friends are under. It can be a challenge to find a great restaurant that everyone can afford, or a weekend getaway that won’t bankrupt your buddies, but being honest about what’s doable (or not) for you will go a long way.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
Mars, the planet of action, is in your house of friendship this month, making it a good time to put some effort into your buddies. Now is the time to invite your closest friends over for an intimate dinner party, or plan a weekend getaway with the girls—you’ll end up so much closer as a result. Toward the end of the month, you’ll find a good flow in your relationships with other people, in life and at work. You’ll get along with everyone and have an easy rapport with practically everyone you come into contact with. Go with it—it could lead to bigger and better things.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
The holidays are kind of exhausting and you’ll crave a serious time-out in the beginning of January. Take a beat to have some downtime, sort things out, and figure out what you really want in the New Year. Venus, the planet of love and money, comes into your sign on the 17th, bringing all kinds of awesome your way. Don’t be surprised if you score a free coffee at Starbucks, or find a heavy discount at your favorite store—little gifts from the universe are all part of the territory. You’ll find yourself feeling super happy and highly motivated—an amazing combo for just getting out and getting things done.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
“No” is a powerful word, Pisces, and this month you’ll actually feel okay using it. People love making demands on your time, but there’s only so much of you to go around. Do you really need to chaperone your niece’s middle-school dance, or would you be way better off just taking time for you? This month, you’ll also start thinking about improving your skills at work. A new course or training session could look amazing on your resume, after all. You’ll also find yourself dreaming of a cool trip with your friends. Start making plans now—you’ll create an experience you won’t forget.
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