Stars for January 2020

with Howard Parker, the Astro-guide –

Capricorn: 22 December – 19 January

Probably around Boxing Day, reality strikes.  Like a wall, or concrete or a big oak tree. Good job you are the patient type!  Emotions of frustration may burst through at the full moon on 11th January but it is a time when you can get your head down and keep working.  Transformation is slow stuff sometimes!  The energy lifts as January ends and all sorts of ideas come flooding in. 

Aquarius: 20 January – 17 February

Even if Venus moving into your sign gives you unusual ideas and imaginings, it is best to put them through the wringer of practicality because unless they pass that test, they are going nowhere fast at the moment. But it is a pathfinder for the future so don’t shelve them yet. Their moment will come.

Pisces: 18 February – 19 March

There may be some tears in the small hours of New Years Day as if life is just too hard to bear but there is nothing wrong with crying – it releases pent up tension so that you can relax. Don’t worry, you have all the resources you need to succeed – the right moment arrives when it is ready. Try to mend any holes in your self confidence ready for the year ahead.

Aries: 20 March – 19 April

Same as last month really but more so!  Sorry about that but the time for being challenged about your way of living is now. Fighting it will only end in tears so see how well you can harness that incredible energy you have into highly focused activities.  You’ll know if it’s working because you will feel the ground shift beneath your feet.  Hang on tight!

Taurus: 20 April – 20 May

You are one of the signs best equipped to cope with this month.  As an earth sign, you will not be bothered about the slowness of progress and may even relish it.   Tread softly but thoroughly on the ground and you will get there – slowly, surely and steadily. This can bring you great satisfactions.

Gemini: 21 May – 20 June

The most stresses and issues may arise just before the solution presents itself.  That may not be much consolation right now but you may look back on it as an important time, I hope, even if it is complex and difficult.  You won’t want me to lecture you about how good this is for you – like horrible medicine! – but it could be.   

Cancer: 21 June – 22 July

11th January is the full moon in cancer so be prepared for any outpouring of emotions that may occur then.  It’s generally going to feel like a tough period, you may feel as if you are under attack so you will be tempted to just withdraw into your protective shell.  Try not to, though, you need help from others you can trust to help you through this.

Leo: 23 July – 21 August

By nature you are not averse to risk-taking ventures but this is not the time to do it!  You are best advised to focus on being responsible and working away at activities that have long term goals.  If you are contemplating taking up new regimes in areas like health and fitness, now is the time to really commit to them.

Virgo: 22 August – 22 September

Take a break to enjoy yourself on new year’s day because your to-do list may be threatening to overwhelm you.  Don’t over-do things, though: rest and recuperate so that you can go back to it later. Mid month, you will find that you can begin to capitalize on all the hard work you have done in the past and that the rewards start to accrue for all the efforts you have made.  

Libra: 24 September – 22 October

You Librans really just want everything to be nice and in harmonious balance but all this Capricorn energy will just feel so harsh to you. You may need more time to yourself this month, particularly after 11th when you need to get to grips with a very important undertaking of some kind that will require your full attention. 

Scorpio: 23 October – 21 November

You find it difficult to reveal your inner feelings to people but this month you may find yourself challenged to develop the ability to communicate knowledge and share experiences with others around you.  Some home truths may need to be stated but please do so with some compassion because others may not have your inner resources to deal with everything that’s going on. 

Sagittarius: 22 November – 21 December

If you didn’t take advantage of Jupiter’s stay in your sign by now, you’ve missed it!  Things take a turn for the more serious and nothing is going to fall into your lap unless you have done all the ground work beforehand.  It will feel like a hard slog but, if it’s any consolation, any achievements gained now are likely to be long lasting.