Continue to The Horoscope For January 2023 :
Mars has been in Gemini since August 20, and considering the typical visit of Mars is usually only six or seven weeks, having Mars in your sign for so long can be exhausting. You have more time to go, too—Mars will not leave your sign until March 25. However, the coming weeks between January 12 and March 25 will be some of the sweetest for you to host this energetic planet.
Mars is making sure you are the leader of the parade, with many coming to you for advice and direction. Mars in your sign can make you more attractive too, so you may find it is easier to socialize and find a new relationship. At the same time, however, action-oriented Mars can also give you too much to do with too little time to get it all done. Mars in this position sometimes make you feel you have all your fingers in electrical sockets—too much stimulation. On the other hand, Mars in your sign will give more control than usual over the course of events. If challenged, you will go to the mat to defend your position, and stay to the finish. Mars is, after all, the warrior who gives you courage, determination, and drive.
Mars has been retrograding in Gemini since October 30, hampering your progress, and if you are single, making new romantic interests has probably felt “off.” The good news is that Mars will finally go direct this month on January 12. Like some who awakens after a long sleep, it will take Mars time to ramp up his energy after going direct. While you won’t feel Mars’ full blast of energy immediately—not until later in February—you will gradually see livelier vibrant change, with positive progress in your efforts. Indeed, each day will bring better news. This month, on January 29, Mars will contact the Sun and bring an especially favorable day for you to deal with any authority figure.
Earlier, on the full moon on January 6, happy news could arrive in regard to your income. If someone owes you money, it is likely to arrive at this time. If you have a new product to launch, wait a few days until after January 12 and place it on the market then. You might also get family money—a cash gift from a parent or an inheritance from a relative that remembered you in their will. Or you may win money on a TV game show. One way or another a windfall seems to be coming your way, and there will be an element of surprise in the money you receive because Uranus will be so friendly. Uranus will contact the Sun and your ruling planet Mercury, both in Capricorn, your house of other people’s money. This means the money you receive might represent a fee for work you did previously. The Sun rules your house of writing, speaking, and communication, so the money may come to you as payment for a successful project you completed.
There is other evidence this should be a fabulous month for financial news—Jupiter in Aries will be in an out-of-sign sextile to Pluto (an aspect of opportunity) linking to your eighth house of other people’s money. You may get a large bonus, fee, inheritance, prize, or attractive mortgage from the bank, as some examples.
This month is loaded with gems, for the January 21 new moon in Aquarius will be especially sweet.
If you want to bid on a job against others, send in your bid after the very fortunate new moon arrives, January 21.
If you can wait until the new moon of January 21 in the highly compatible sign of Aquarius, you’ll find everything will go even easier and better for you. This new moon could open the door to an important new publishing or broadcasting assignment, or in regard to a legal case. Either would likely bring positive results. Another area of gain would include study toward earning an advanced degree (or becoming a professor or other official in such an institution).
Alternatively, you might decide to take an exciting long-distance trip, which, if you have the time to take it, would work out gloriously. Any of these areas, all intellectual in nature, will open your perspective and to see larger possibilities for you to expand your personal growth than you have in the past. This new moon is so positive, you may feel a liberating glow from all you experience.
Mars in Gemini will be beautifully conversant with the Sun and new moon in Aquarius on January 21 and also to Pluto in a late degree of Capricorn, adding up to great cosmic support in the weeks and months to come, especially in the areas of travel, study, legal matters, broadcasting, and publishing (all areas you tend to excel in). At the same time, Mars will support Pluto and will be in an aspect of great strength. This indicates you can take painful experiences from your past and draw from them to transform into a healed, better version of “you” in weeks to come.
Venus will be in in Aquarius, a perfect place for you to enjoy romance and fun. Venus will enter Aquarius on January 2, staying until January 26. This is one of the best places you’ve had Venus in months. A favorite day for you could be January 9 when Mars in Gemini will contact his sweetheart Venus in Aquarius—a sublime evening in store for romance. You may not be aware of the depth and range of your own allure—it will be quite strong on January 9, and you will soon find out when others respond to you.
Mercury will be retrograde from December 29 to January 18, so prior to January 18, a former lover may want to reopen a relationship with you. See how you feel, keeping in mind that there was a reason you gave up on that relationship, but have a dinner together if you like. New relationships will go better in the last third of the month
Circle January 24 on your calendar when the Sun in Aquarius will work with Jupiter in Aries—it’s a day when things should please you in a magical way. Dreams can come true—take a step to grasp the one you have in your heart.