January 2021 Horoscopes: Embrace the Unknown as Uranus Moves Direct

by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
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Taurus (Apr 21 – May 20)

As Mercury and Pluto combine forces on January 4, it’s a good time to review the deep transformations that took place over the course of 2020. When Mars moves into your sign on January 6, you’re feeling ultra-ambitious. A couple of days later, as Mercury jumps into Aquarius and Venus into Capricorn, they become entangled with Mars. You’re eager to openly share your opinions, but others won’t agree with them. As Mercury conjuncts Saturn on January 9, you’ll understand it’s not your responsibility to concern yourself with pleasing others.

The week of January 11, an authority figure might express their disappointment with you or your work. Take their feedback as constructive criticism, as Mercury meets up with Jupiter, you’ll feel destined for greatness. Hold on to that. The new moon in Capricorn on January 13 will have you in the mood to truly commit to spiritual or religious practices. As Uranus moves direct and forms a harsh angle to Jupiter on the following day, you’ll likely get worked up over all the ways your career could take a turn for the worse. On the same day, the Sun and Pluto are in conjunction, and falling back on those spiritual practices will help quiet those racing thoughts.

As the Sun transits Aquarius on January 19, you want to move forward with your aspirations and goals. But the anxious energy from Uranus and Jupiter still persists. When Mars closes in on Uranus the same day, you may need to check your ego at the door. Unexpected detours are inevitable, find the inner strength to move past them for the remainder of the week. As the Sun conjuncts Saturn on January 23, you might realize the limitations you’re experiencing are primarily self-inflicted. With Venus in a helpful aspect to Neptune, talking to a few close friends can help you move past this.

The pressure of not having a clear direction in your career might feel even more intense when the Sun lines up with Uranus on January 26. The full moon in Leo on January 28 is a great time to spend with family. Their words of encouragement will boost your confidence as the Sun conjuncts Jupiter and Venus conjuncts Pluto. On January 30, Mercury goes retrograde and making readjustments to your future goals and plans might just be the answer to settling those nerves.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Reserve New Years Day for daydreaming about all you want to achieve this year, as your ruler Mercury is connecting with Neptune. Get ready to take a deep dive into your subconscious as Mercury meets up with Pluto on January 4. Be willing to get comfortable with your shadow side. This unearthing of yourself will become more intense as Mars moves into Taurus on January 6. Mercury shifts to Aquarius and Venus into Capricorn on January 8, where they’re promptly met with energy from Mars. Accept the parts of yourself that you like to keep hidden, even though they don’t align with the ideal version of yourself.  Saturn gets involved with Mercury the next day and attending to responsibilities can restore your sense of purpose.

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On January 11, Mars starts a week-long square to Saturn and feelings of frustration may surface. As Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on the same day, focus on all the progress you’ve made up until this point. The new moon in Capricorn on January 13 could bring a fresh start to intimate connection. With Venus in a supporting aspect to Uranus show them a bit of that shadow side, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. As Uranus moves direct on January 14, dealing with the twist and turns of life can seem daunting. Look to your relationships for support where you need it, as Venus aligns with Uranus and the Sun connects to Pluto. Jupiter and Uranus are in a complex angle until late next week. Try not to fixate on all the misfortunes you’ve experienced in the past. They don’t define your future.

On January 19, the Sun transits Aquarius and you’re looking to live more authentically. As Mars gets involved with Jupiter and Uranus, it can be hard to find your center with the external chaos around you.  When Venus sextiles Neptune on January 23, it will help to think of the world you wish to create for yourself and take a step towards it. Any sort of action, no matter how small, will lift your spirits as the Sun conjuncts Saturn.

Your ego might be unexpectedly bruised around January 26 when the Sun is in a tense angle to Uranus. Perhaps it steams from those ridiculously high standards you set for yourself. The full moon in Leo on January 28 brings some lighter energy. It’s a great day to go gallivanting through your neighborhood. The Sun conjunct Jupiter is radiating positive energy and Venus conjunct Pluto supports deep connections.  If single, you could meet someone who drastically changes your life. If taken, this is a good day to share your feelings, it will strengthen your bond.

The month ends with Mercury retrograde on January 30 and for the next few weeks, ask yourself if you’re living according to your moral code. If the answer is no, some readjustments must be made. You’ll know what the right thing to do is.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

New Year’s Day feels like a dream come true, thanks to one person in particular. As Mercury sextiles Neptune, do the Cancer thing and share your feelings. When Mercury meets up with Pluto, you’ll likely be engaged in some transparent conversations with a partner or love interest that can take the relationship to the next level. Mars moves into Taurus on January 6, and it serves you well to start connecting with your friends. When Mercury enters Aquarius and Venus enters Capricorn on January 8, they’re met with aspects to Mars. You’ll feel torn between spending time with a significant other or friends. Maybe it’s time some introductions are made? As Mercury meets up with Saturn on the following, your worries will dissipate.

On January 11, Mars starts a week-long square to Saturn. Although your desire is to go out and socialize, responsibilities might require your utmost attention. As Mercury squares Uranus on the following day, someone could make a comment that really hurts you. Venus patches things up with a supportive aspect on January 13, and the new moon in Capricorn points to a fresh start in relationships. As Uranus moves direct on January 14, you might unexpectedly hear from a close friend or family member in need of assistance. With this planet in a complex angle to Jupiter, you have no financial obligation to them, no matter how much they pull on your heartstrings.

You might very well go back and forth with this person. On January 19, as the Sun moves into Aquarius and Mars forms a conjunction with Uranus, the claws come out. You’re kind and caring by nature, but you still have a backbone and need to assert your boundaries. Drama persists throughout the week. January 23 brings different energy when Venus sextiles Neptune, adding an ultra dreamy atmosphere to the weekend. The Sun meets up with Saturn and some advice from an elder really hits home.

When the Sun ends up in a conflicting aspect to Uranus on January 26, you’ll have no choice but to face a fear regarding your hopes and dreams. This ultimately makes your journey from here on out a bit easier. The full moon in Leo is illuminating your self-worth. You feel all-powerful as the Sun conjuncts Jupiter and Venus conjuncts Pluto, you’re in the position to really show up for someone close to you. This energy helps you see exactly what value you bring to partnerships. Mercury retrograde starts on January 30, and it’s time to remove the traumas of the past because they’re interfering with your current happiness.

Leo  (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The cosmos are giving your New Year resolutions an extra kick. On January 4, Mercury is parking itself right next to Pluto. This combination gives you the willpower to make lasting changes to your health routines. The right diet and exercise regimen or putting an end to a bad habit will have you feeling at the top of your game. When Mars moves into Taurus on January 6, you’ll have the opportunity to reach a career-oriented goal. Peak performance is key. Just a couple days later, Mercury moves into Aquarius and Venus moves into Capricorn on January 8. You really want to spend the weekend catching up with loved ones and giving some extra TLC to your health routine, but Mars has different plans. You could have certain work-related responsibilities that need attending to.

January 9 is a good day for business-related conversations. When Mercury conjuncts Saturn, collaborative efforts will pay off tenfold. On January 11, Mars locks into a week-long complex angle to Saturn. Competition and conflict are on the menu at work, be wary of possible foul play. The energy gets more intense on the following day, as Mercury squares Uranus, your questioning who can be trusted. The new moon in Capricorn on January 13 will bring a change to your daily routines and it will feel like a breath of fresh air. Uranus direct 2021 occurs on the next day and is at odds with Jupiter. The fixed focus on your career at the moment may be blocking you from being fully present in your relationships.

The Sun, your almighty ruler moves, into Aquarius on January 19 and it’s your personal “cuffing season.” Coupled Leos will want to give extra attention to their partners. As Mars conjuncts Uranus on the same day, work is still demanding and may affect your libido. You’ll just have to ride this one out. On January 23, it’s time to get serious about a partnership—be it business or romantic. As Venus sextiles Neptune, you’ll find that open and honest communication will solidify the connection.

The pressure to balance your work and personal life will mount around January 26, when the Sun squares Uranus. Your mood quickly changes with the full moon in your sign on January 28. You show up for yourself every day, pat yourself on the back and rest for a moment. As the Sun conjuncts Jupiter and Pluto conjuncts Venus, breaking free of the normal routine will be restorative. Play hooky with a friend or lover and do something good for your soul. Mercury retrograde on January 30 marks a good time to reconcile any relationship issues. If single, your criteria for potential partners might need some editing.

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Beth January 5, 2021 - 4:32 am

Interesting read even though I don’t believe in any of it haha.

Kait January 5, 2021 - 8:29 pm

Thanks 🙂

Deep January 15, 2021 - 2:40 am

I can tell your article makes so much sense and is spot on with things that you say will occur. They did so far. It is spot on. Love the words you use. I read a bunch of similar stuff while it is pleasurable to read, some of them get so lost on me.


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