Horoscope Quickies Jan'12
January 2012 Overview Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie for Essential Magazine. For our detailed January monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from January 1.
Notes/Overview: In January 2012, Mars will retrograde in Virgo on January 23rd, 2012, at 23 degrees of the sign, and turn direct again April 13th, 2012, at 3 degrees Virgo. With this retrograde, Mars will stay in Virgo for an unusually long time, until July 3rd, 2012. This points to much enthusiasm and energy for work for Aries and Sagittarius, and to some degree, Leo. However, these signs should watch that they don't take too much on their plates because it can get complicated later when Mars retrogrades. Same goes for Virgo in general, and overexertion can be an issue. The Mars retrograde period will affect other signs more on a relationship level - Scorpio, with friends and associates, Pisces, with partners, and Taurus, with lovers or children; on a mental level for Cancer and Capricorn; and on an emotional/primal level for Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra.
A Full Moon occurs at 18 Cancer on the 9th, and a New Moon occurs at 2 Aquarius on the 23rd.
You begin the year in fine form, dear Aries, with an attitude that says you're ready to take care of business. Emotionally, you're sufficiently detached to be able to handle your work, and yet friendly and sociable. Home and family demand your undivided attention around the Full Moon on the 9th. The 12-14th are exceptionally strong days for business and personal magnetism. From the 23rd forward, your social life tends to take precedence, and you may need to reassess some of your recent work projects and efforts.
Travel, if it can be managed, would be especially rewarding now, dear Taurus, as your hunger for adventure is strong. Nevertheless, emotionally, you're much more settled than you were in December. You begin 2012 with lucky Jupiter in your sign, and while you're no stranger to this energy that began last June, its forward motion this month can bring a stronger, more confident manner. Hiccups in a romantic relationship, with children, or with creative projects might be experienced in the last week of the month. It's time to do some backtracking and reassessment of how to better approach these matters.
You're in a planning and dreaming stage this month, dear Gemini. It's a time for reassessing your goals and formulating new ones. Midway through 2012, you'll be raring to go, but for now, life is more about getting in touch with where you are headed! Getting serious about your finances is necessary and valuable on the 12-16th, when your instincts for what needs to be done are on the mark. You're especially able to magnetize positive things your way on a professional level. However, home life requires more of your attention this month.
Close relationships receive top billing this month, dear Cancer, and you are at your most accommodating and attentive. Strong focus is on your social life and a significant relationship. A personal revelation or relationship drama can occur around the 9th when the Moon is Full in your sign, and the outcome can be quite positive. Career efforts are strong, but by the last week of the month, you could be second-guessing some of the recent projects you've taken on. You begin 2012 feeling strengthened by your friendships and connections.
The year begins with strong energy and heightened intelligence for work, health, and fitness routines, dear Leo. It's a good time for organizing your home and your finances. Financial matters can become a little sticky starting in the last week of January, so it's a good idea to get on top of your budget before then. Love matters are excellent this month - you're in fine form for attracting or strengthening a relationship. Turning a hobby into a career is possible this month. In 2012, you continue to strengthen your professional reputation, and later, branch out by making strong connections.
You begin the new year feeling energetic and on top of your game, dear Virgo. Educational matters are strong, you're feeling supported, and domestic matters are hectic but running well. You're likely making all sorts of plans for personal projects, and you are especially attentive to your physical appearance and health. Motivation and enthusiasm may take a bit of a nosedive in the last week of January, however, when you could be questioning your recent choices and reassessing your goals. Try not to make new commitments until you are certain you have a handle on current ones.
You begin the year with much going on with family and around the home, dear Libra. You're making new connections in January, but you are also reconnecting with people from your past. This trend continues into the next few months. Listen to your intuition about a creative project on the 12-14, when you can have good ideas about how to turn a profit. It's also a good period for romantic relations. In the last week of January, some revisions in a close partnership may need to be made. Energy levels are not at their best this month, so pay attention to your body's signals for more rest.
Errands, paperwork, making connections, and reaching out are in high focus as the year begins for you, dear Scorpio. A close partnership can feel easy and secure, and romantic matters are strong from the 14th. A burst of confidence is with you from the 12th. Your powers of persuasion run high. Try to avoid scattering your energy, and you'll do well. Some confusion or stalling is likely, however, in your work or daily routines from the last week of January. There can also be some backtracking and revisiting old issues required in a friendship at this time.
The year 2012 is likely to open up doors for you in your work and with relationships, dear Sagittarius. You begin the year with strong financial ideas and plans. Good news comes your way from the 9-13th. Some backtracking in romance and career is likely to distract you somewhat in the last week of January, however. There can be some grudges to deal with. Avoid coming on too strong in your work environment. The month ends on a busy note, with plenty to do but much help from friends as well.
January can be a personally influential month for you, dear Capricorn. The year ahead brings strong opportunities for both work and play. A partner can have important revelations around the 9th - a time when something about yourself or your personal plans might also come to light. Professional and financial matters are especially strong from the 12-14th. There may be a need to rework projects around the home or legal matters in the last week of the month. However, it's better to rethink plans rather than push them ahead at this time.
The year begins charmingly for you, dear Aquarius, with a nice balance of work and pleasure in your forecast. The first few weeks of January are typically private ones for you. However you are starting this year with quite a bit of attention. You are certainly never short of admirers! The 12-13th are particularly strong days for your powers of attraction. 2012 is a year of discovery and excitement, although you are likely to begin really feeling this forward-looking energy from June onwards. Now is the time to build your strength, sense of security, and confidence.