Your January Horoscope, Revealed

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Welcome to January — and another brand-new year. Grab your acoustic guitar and gather your tribe, because the planets are rallying in Aquarius, the sign of teamwork and humanitarian efforts. This could mean picket lines and picket signs — or bridging divides virtually, since tech-savvy Aquarius brings people together through social media and digital avenues, too. Whatever your medium or method, tap into the power of many this January. Back up your data and devices, though: Communication planet Mercury will turn retrograde (backward) from January 21-February 11, which can wreak havoc on technology, travel, and interpersonal affairs.
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Capricorn
Work hard, play hard. The Sun is in Capricorn until January 20, so your post-holiday and birthday festivities could rage on — no complaints from your zodiac sign. Besides, you'll earn the free time, because five planets will gather this month in Aquarius, your second house of work and money. Your days are powered up with projects and productivity, while your nights sparkle with spontaneity. But, don't overdo it, Capricorn. Structured Saturn is spending the next three years in your 12th house of rest, emphasizing the need for restorative downtime and more sensual, right-brained activity. Relationships take the spotlight on January 4 when a Cancer full moon illuminates your partnership zone.
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Aquarius
Who's got the It factor? You do, Aquarius. In January, a record five planets tour Aquarius, including romantic Venus, clever Mercury, and sexy Mars. Everyone wants you on their list, at their party, representing their ideas — and you've got the cosmic air rights to be selective now. Passion heats up, too, but you might prefer your freedom to any “confining” commitments for now. Your birthday month begins January 20 with an Aquarius super moon — the first of two consecutive new moons in your sign this year (the next is February 18). Before you launch your capsule collection or grand solo debut, hang tight. Retreat from the spotlight on January 21, when Mercury turns retrograde in your sign. Tweak your genius ideas behind the scenes until Mercury corrects its course on February 11.
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Pisces
Belle of the ball or princess of the pillow? You'll probably be a bit of both this month, Pisces. On the social side, the sun is heating up Capricorn and your 11th house of group activity, keeping the post-holiday invites pouring in. A sizzling romantic moment could arrive at the January 4 Cancer full moon. But, with a pile of planets in Aquarius, your 12th house of rest and sleep, you may burn the candle down to the wick pretty fast. Get your Zen on and pace yourself, Pisces, especially in the first half of the month. Excise any energy vampires from your sphere now, too. From January 12 until February 19, Mars will make its biannual stopover to Pisces. You’ll have major momentum for solo projects then — especially if you get rid of old baggage right as 2015 begins.
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Aries
Goals, ahoy! The year opens with the sun in Capricorn, your 10th house of career and long-term agendas. As the solo sign, you tend to take the world on your mighty shoulders, but now, there's strength in numbers. Your mantra: Don't hate, collaborate! January’s social stars help you find your tribe, and maybe love. Work the interwebs and your ideas could go viral. Just launch them before Mercury turns retrograde on January 21. After January 12, energizer Mars moves into Pisces and your soulful 12th house. Dive into a creative project and plumb your subconscious. You could crave solitude, so conserve your energy and plan a sweet escape near water if you can.
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Taurus
In January, give your worldly, adventurous side some airtime. The sun in your ninth house of travel stokes your wanderlust, so head to a Balinese beach or tour the temples of Angkor Wat. Can't get away? Travel figuratively with an intriguing workshop, or tuck into a personal-development book. But, before you drift into the clouds, Bull, plant those hooves back on terra firma. A cosmic coterie gathers in Aquarius, your 10th house of career and ambition. Make your professional mark, especially at the January 20 Aquarius supermoon. Take a step back and assess those grand goals after January 21, when Mercury reverses course in your career sector.
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Gemini
Passion, intrigue, merging — all things intertwined could be on tap, as the sun visits Capricorn, your eighth house of sex and joint ventures, until January 20. This month's stars spice up your sex life, and you could feel a click with someone of a different culture, thanks to a cluster of planets touring Aquarius, your worldly ninth house. While one part of you wants to play the mysterious card, another shade of Gemini is in full live-out-loud mode. You come alive when talking about inspiring topics and exploring new points of view, and these could translate into a new career trajectory in the second half of January. Let the blue-sky visioning begin! Pack your bags this month for a romantic getaway or even just a day trip. Sparks could fly with one of the locals. Just do it before January 21, when your ruler Mercury turns retrograde, making it a tricky time to leave city limits.
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Cancer
Two is your magic number this month, as stars pile into the most relationship-driven zones of your chart. The sun is in Capricorn, your partnership house, until January 20. Meantime, five other heavenly bodies sizzle in Aquarius, your eighth house of sex, intimacy, and joint ventures, turning January into a heat map. The day to rock your guitar solo, though, comes on January 4. The annual full moon in Cancer helps you set lofty resolutions for your personal life and get into action to achieve them. Speak up and express your desires. You may find that one or two special people rise above the fray to help you fulfill them. Just watch that possessive or jealous streak, which can be stoked by all the Aquarian planets — especially once Mercury turns retrograde on January 21. Be careful about reading into things, as you're likely to jump to (erroneous) conclusions before you have all the facts.
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Leo
Ready, set, click! The stars in January scream "dynamic duo" as they pile into Aquarius, your partnership house. With your solo projects taking less of a starring role until April, now is the time to lock down synergistic collaborators, agents, reps, and romance. Five planets tour your relationship house in January, practically guaranteeing major developments in this part of your life. With Mercury retrograde from January 21 to February 11, an ex could return for a second chance. Proceed with caution, since your judgment can be muddled by Mercury's reversal. Get busy with your wellness revamp early, while the sun is in Capricorn and your health-focused sixth house for the first three weeks of January. Lace up your sneaks for Crossfit or take a hot-yoga challenge — and don't forget to rally a workout buddy to make it both fun and sustainable.
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Virgo
You've got an appetite for pleasure this month, as the sun tours Capricorn, your lusty and glamorous fifth house, until January 20. But, you'll add the prefix "healthy" to all your hedonistic pursuits, thanks to a mass gathering of planets in Aquarius, your sixth house of wellbeing. You could play mixologist with these cosmic counterforces, downloading recipes for kale martinis and sweet-potato brownies. Still, your best M.O. for avoiding the unhealthy detox-retox rollercoaster is to aim for moderation. Get creative with your interpretation of "cardio" by rocking out on the dance floor or even in the boudoir, since romance could be in the stars this month. When sexy Mars enters your relationship zone for five weeks on January 12, you'll have no trouble finding a willing partner to break a sweat between the sheets.
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Libra
Set your reclaimed wooden farmhouse table for 20, Libra. Home is where the heart — and the heat — will be for you in January. The sun is cozied up in Capricorn, your domestic fourth house, until the 20th. Relocate, remodel, or go on a major household-organization mission. You're in the mood to pore over Pinterest or curl up in a nook with an armful of magazines. But, don't get too cozy in that cocoon, because this month, five planets will tour Aquarius and your fifth house of love, fame, and revelry. Throw open your doors and invite your liveliest friends over for a decadent dinner party chez Libra. Late January could bring a walk of fame and some new work opportunities, but you’ll have to promote yourself fearlessly. Watch out for blurred boundaries and the "ex factor" when Mercury turns retrograde on January 21, dialing up the drama in your love life.
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Scorpio
Inspiration station! Your mind is alive and alert as the year begins. The sun spends the first three weeks of January in Capricorn, your third house of communication and cerebral pursuits, so put your grand ideas and clever visions on paper. January’s social stars also bring a flurry of invitations and cooperative ventures, so seek out synergies. Still, you might find yourself preferring the warmth of your cozy pad to frigid nights on the town. Throughout January, a plethora of planets will amass in Aquarius, your home-and-family zone, putting you in domestic spirits. If you didn't get in a proper catch-up with your clan over the holidays, you can make up for lost bonding time. Just do it before the 21st, when Mercury turns retrograde, which can incite family feuds or friction with a roommate. Channel any frustration into a home decor project — or scouting out a new address.
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Sagittarius
Roll up your sleeves, Sagittarius: The sun is in Capricorn and your productive second house until January 20, putting your nose to the grindstone. It's time to get some grounding routines in place, especially now that structured Saturn is spending the next three years in Sagittarius. Simplify, prioritize, and anchor. Once you get those must-do items on the agenda, you can build the fun stuff around them. And oh, how the good times will roll. Five planets in Aquarius, your social and expressive third house, bring a windfall of new hobbies, projects, and friendships. A chance to see your ideas in print (or pixels) could also beckon, especially if you're a writer. Just beware the communication-foiling powers of Mercury retrograde after the 21st. The upside: Old and cherished friends could come out of the woodwork.
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