You finally made it through the holidays, but the universe has a message for you: It’s still full speed ahead. There's a solar eclipse on the 5th and a lunar eclipse on the 21st — and whenever you're in an eclipse month, a lot can happen.
Oh, and from the 7th on, all of the planets will be moving direct, making life super-charged in the process. That's not all: The new moon in Capricorn on the 4th will make you mull over your goals and ambitions for the coming year, while the moon moving into Aquarius on the 24th gives you a strong urge to just figure life out already.
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.
Work is huge for you this month, Aries — especially during the first three weeks, thanks to a solar eclipse going down in your career sector. You've got serious go-getter energy, making this the time to really dive into work.
That project you’ve been pushing off? Do it already. It's not all work and no play, though. You’ll develop a better understanding of how to carve out your work and play time. And, once the workday is done, you’re ready to peace out and have some fun.
You’re all about learning new things and focusing on your career this month, Taurus. Take a beat to think about where you want to head with work, and what you need to get there.
Maybe there’s a class or new certification that could finally score you that promotion you’ve been lusting over. Just know that it may not happen overnight. A little patience can go a long way toward helping you reach your goals.
Collaboration is key this month, Gemini. You’ll be all about connecting with other people and being able to bounce ideas off of them. Maybe it’s a new partnership or team project at work, or maybe you’re joining forces with a friend to tackle a new exercise class you’ve been meaning to try.
Whatever it is, having a partner in crime will help you go even further than you thought. You’ll also find some opportunities to travel and meet new people — don’t say no to any interesting offers. They could open your eyes in more ways than you’d think.
Don’t be too cautious or reluctant to speak up for yourself at work, Cancer. Your energy is pushing you to move forward by being more assertive than usual and taking a leadership role. All you have to do is act on your instincts.
BTW, a friend might not respect your boundaries this month. If you just can’t with them anymore, don’t be afraid to cut them loose. You’ll be surprised — a truer friend will come to take their place before you realize.
You’re all about being healthy this month, Leo. And, oh hey, there’s a solar eclipse going down in a sector of your chart about health and well-being, making it the perfect time for you to get in amazing shape.
Keep in mind that healthy extends to your mental well-being, too. Maybe now is the time to start up that daily meditation you’ve been mulling over. You’ll also find the freedom to just be yourself this month. So, don’t be afraid to do you. It’ll take you much further than you realize.
Here’s the deal, Virgo: You’re going to spend a lot of time on your daily routine and work this month. You’ll be all about finding a balance between high-energy things in your life and finding time for yourself, but it’s not all intense.
The lunar eclipse energy toward the end of the month will make you ready for some serious QT. Don’t be afraid to take a step back from your hectic day-to-day life and just breathe. If a weekend trip happens to come up during this time, jump at the chance to get away.
It’s a new year, Libra, and you really feel it deep down thanks to the solar eclipse going down in a sector of your chart that represents new beginnings. Last year was last year, and now it’s time for something new and fresh. So take that yoga teacher training class you’ve been thinking about since forever, or finally start doing pottery lessons. As long as it’s new to you, you’ll thrive.
You’ll also feel an internal struggle between wanting to go out a lot and just wanting to chill in your sweats at home. Try to find a balance between your inner couch potato and your social butterfly. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with having friends over for movie night.
You have gifts to give to the world, Scorpio — don’t write them off. Value your talents and actually do something about them. Take your gorgeous photos and put them in an exhibit, or start doing an open mic night to showcase your guitar skills. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to show it off.
When Venus moves into a sector of your chart about finances, you’ll find a ton of great bargains. Don’t be afraid to indulge — Santa can’t bring you everything you want.
You’re all about money this month, Sag, and there’s no shame in that game. The solar eclipse on the 5th is happening in your money house, making you ready to set some financial goals for the year that may or may not include asking for a raise at work.
You’ll also dream up some new and awesome ideas for expanding your finances this year — go get ‘em. Keep in mind that you might have to rethink the way you communicate to other people. Not everyone can catch your drift on the first take — sometimes you’ve just got to say things in a slightly different way to make people understand you.
The solar eclipse on the 5th is hitting you deep, Capricorn. You’ll have a strong sense that it’s going to be your year — and you’re just going to go for what you want as a result. You’ll push past your typical insecurities to ask for what you want in life. You’ll be surprised at how often you get it when you speak up.
Try making a personal vow to do things you’re a little scared of, like talking to a stranger at a party or dancing like no one’s watching, and see how amazing that feels. You’re not about to live with regrets — not this year, at least.
The holidays are intense, and no one is blaming you for needing a little time to recoup from all that. Take some time for yourself to relax and reflect — when you can get it, at least.
Your schedule is going to be packed with parties, making downtime especially important. Don’t be afraid to branch out and meet new people while you’re out socializing. Some new friends you meet will open your eyes to seeing the world in a new way.
Work is huge for you this month, Pisces, so don’t be afraid to go all in. When an opportunity comes up for you, jump on it — now is your time. A big life-changing event is coming up for a friend. Just a heads up now that they may need extra support around this time.
When the lunar eclipse goes down on the 21st, you’ll get a reminder that you still need to find a balance between things that need to get done and taking care of yourself. Don’t be afraid to throw more than a little "me time" into the mix. You deserve it.