You might start 2016 feeling as if the universe is playing a mean trick on you. That's because Mercury, your ruling planet, will be retrograde from January 5 through January 25. Over these weeks, you'll mainly focus on reviewing decisions, thoughts and conversations around your love life or with your relationship with a child. Issues from the past that you thought were resolved may now come back to haunt you.
Although you might prefer to sweep all of this under the rug, it won't be possible. You'll have to work through whatever this is in order to continue and improve your relationship with your sweetheart or child. The good news is that the universe plans on rewarding you for your efforts. A brilliant New Moon on January 9 is followed by Venus moving into your 5th House of Romance and Children on January 23. These events promise that happy days are ahead in all 5th-house matters.
In addition, with Mars entering your communication sector on January 3 it appears that you'll be aggressively pursuing at least one major contract, writing project or sales job. Until March 5 this area will be extra strong for you so don't let Mercury's retrograde keep you from speaking up for yourself. Just don't sign on the dotted line for anything major until after January 25.
Let the cards guide you through the month. Discover our Daily Reflection Tarot Reading and ask your most pressing questions about January's upcoming events.