There are two major trends affecting your life when January begins. Planets in orderly Capricorn are infusing your 3rd House with energy for clearer and more powerful communications. If you want to set the record straight or influence others, do research and planning first to be in total control of your message. This influence is excellent for any kind of learning or impressing others with your knowledge.
There is, though, a contrasting influence from the extraordinary Capricorn New Moon on January 1. Generally, this annual union of the Sun and Moon seeks structure, yet four planets form challenging angles to them that are likely to spring surprises. Electrifying Uranus, transformational Pluto, assertive Mars and expansive Jupiter make it hard to stay focused on immediate issues. Disruptions in your daily routine are expected, requiring a high degree of flexibility to adjust to them. If, on the other hand, your life is too predictable, you will probably be ready to shake it up. Starting interesting projects will be healthier than growing resentful due to boredom.
Thinking outside the box comes with mental Mercury's entrance into unconventional Aquarius on January 11. Make space for weird ideas because even if they're discomfiting, they can show you the way to freedom. The Sun follows suit and enters Aquarius and your 4th House of Roots on January 19. This increases your chances of looking at your personal history with more objectivity. Stepping back from negative feelings about the past clears the way to a more rewarding future. A dash of detachment also helps you to have strong beliefs when Jupiter opposes Pluto on January 31 without imposing them on others.
Keep in Mind this Month
Take notice of those moments when you are so sure of what you think that you're unwilling to consider alternative ideas. That's when you'd do well to listen to these unwelcome concepts.
Key Dates for Scorpio
SUPER NOVA DAYS
January 8: Over the Top
Assertive Mars' tense square with opinionated Jupiter can turn a minor disagreement into a major battle. It's wiser to use this excess energy to advance your career by bringing more originality, passion and creativity to your work.
January 24: Try a Little Tenderness
Discussing difficult matters and presenting new ideas work well with a trine between chatty Mercury and your planet Mars. Just remember to keep a light touch because gentle persuasion and a friendly attitude will overcome resistance that arises when people feel pressured.