Horoscope Quickies Jan ’11
January 2011 Overview Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie Heese for Essential Magazine. For our detailed January monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from January 1.
January is a month for really applying your energy constructively, dear Aries. You are focused on what matters and what is useful — it’s more about practical matters just now. A lot of emphasis on your career or reputation this month suggests an ambitious period of your life. Nevertheless, it’s also a time of an increasing desire for personal freedom. You’ll find that you’re pulled in a few directions this month, but the underlying theme is change. You know that in order to grow, you need to expand your reach and push the normal boundaries. 2011 will be a year of tremendous inner changes. Many of you will make dramatic outer changes as a reflection of your inner need for bigger experiences. This month, however, there’s a lot of work to do. It’s an excellent period for gaining more control over your career and for proving yourself competent.
The desire for a break from your usual routine is powerful this month, dear Taurus. Travel, higher education, or other mind-expanding experiences are on your mind, and opportunities to do so very likely to arise. At the same time, challenges are thrown your way, likely revolving around work and daily responsibilities, and you’ll have to maneuver things around in order to realize your goals. New opportunities and experiences are expected to come through or with friends and group associations. It’s a strong month for clearing up matters related to shared finances or other forms of support, which have been a headache recently. Do whatever you can to sort out this part of your life. Finances this month look solid in general – money worries are dissipating.
Relationship dynamics and negotiations are much improved this month, dear Gemini. Nevertheless, there is much activity and concern in the areas of shared finances, emotional and financial support, and intimate matters. It’s an excellent period for resolving to clear up debts and for getting started on a new and improved financial plan. Your emotional life is likely to be quite tricky this month. Buried anger or resentment can have a way of emerging when least expected. Manage all of these matters fearlessly rather than sweeping problems under the carpet in January. Career matters can take an interesting and stimulating turn this month. Be ready to seize opportunities.
Your willingness to adapt to changing situations is your major key to success this month, dear Cancer. This is not to say that you don’t have any say in what happens to you – it just means that January is a month for other people in your life to take center stage. You need others’ cooperation in order to achieve your goals. Close relationships and partnerships are fired up and demanding. Changes are a must. Love requires work and heaps of understanding this month. Work is improving and possibly even exciting this month. It’s a good time to complete projects that you’ve recently had difficulties finishing. Important connections can be made, and possibly travel opportunities can come, through your work.
January is a big month for work and health, dear Leo. These areas of life are stimulated every year at this time, but even more so in 2011. It’s certainly time for health resolutions, but if you can break the tradition of making them on the first of the month, wait until mid-month. Challenging conditions in your work environment are likely to come to a head in January, motivating you to take charge of this area of life. Changes are a necessity. Love is sweet, exciting, and a bit surreal this month. You’ve learned much about your intimate life through trial and error recently, and now you’re in a much wiser position. You’re entering a cycle, lasting until June, of decreased stress and increased bravery.
Improved decision making regarding home and family is with you this month, dear Virgo. Those of you considering moving or renovating can more easily come to a decision and an agreement with others. An opportunity to partner can arise rather suddenly this month. You might also get the chance to work from home. While discipline is required when it comes to managing your income, increased benefits can come through others now and until June. Changes are necessary in a romantic relationship or with children this month. You are reorganizing this area of life and taking charge. Those of you in creative lines of work might land a new project that is demanding but fulfilling.
In 2011, big changes are in the works when it comes to your domestic life, and this month, the need for these changes becomes clear. Whether it’s a move, major renovations, changes in living conditions or in family dynamics, it’s time to start fresh. You’ll also be expanding your horizons when it comes to close relationships – more opportunities to meet a partner can arise, or an existing relationship grows. This influence begins in January and runs until June. January is excellent for learning endeavors, communications, and generally getting your message across. Your ideas are well-received not only because they have merit, but also because you are delivering them so eloquently.
Now is the time to make your life what you want it to be, dear Scorpio. January is a strong month for personal magnetism and appeal, improved finances, and a new lease on learning endeavors and communications. You are feeling quite confident and brave this month, but do be careful with extravagance. From this month until June, employment opportunities and expanded work projects will keep you busy. As long as you don’t accept too much on your plate, you’ll not only have the opportunity to expand your skills set, you might also expand your pocketbook in the process! Romance looks fun and exciting, yet comfortable this month.
You are emerging even further from your shell this month, dear Sagittarius – braver and more able to act on your impulses. Your ruler, Jupiter, aligns with electric, forward-looking Uranus and later enters the fiery sign of Aries this month. The desire to make changes – uprooting ones – is powerful, and you have the confidence to do it. With Venus in your sign from the 7th, love finds you. You’re more willing to express your feelings openly and clearer about what and who you want. Financial affairs are once again in focus in January. You may be ready to commit to the money-making ideas that you’ve been pondering recently. It’s time to take charge of your finances and to believe in your worth and value.
You’re in charge once again this month, dear Capricorn, and ready to make ground-breaking changes. Your ability to stand alone is tested, and your confidence in yourself means everything now. You’ve been a little tight-lipped of late, but you have a lot more to say in January – you want to be heard, and you will be. There is no real escaping getting noticed this month, and while it can be uncomfortable at times, it also provides you the necessary motivation to make important changes. The path you are following now is a more authentic one. Your personal life, however, is kept private from mid-month. As well, you might be reviewing career goals behind the scenes, and you won’t have a clear answer until February.
While January is likely to begin quietly for you – you are a little more private and withdrawn right now – decisiveness, energy, and confidence return as the month progresses, dear Aquarius. As well, there is much to learn from solitude and increased rest. It’s a time of great intuition – of sorting out recent experiences and realigning your personal goals. Friends and associates play an important role in your life this month, and it would be wise to give or share something of yourself and to offer your expertise voluntarily. Benefits, both spiritual and material, can come through these activities and through cooperation as a team member. In coming months, you’ll be connecting and communicating a whole lot more, and thoroughly enjoying yourself in the process.
Increased contact with friends and involvement with groups are inevitable this month, dear Pisces, and while there can be some challenges or upsets, you’ll certainly be discovering which connections are authentic and which ones may need to be left behind. You are on a path of self-discovery through the people you align yourself with. Authenticity is more important to you than ever before. January also brings improved communications on the job and a new focus on expanding your material resources. It’s a good time for working on self-esteem, as your own concept of your worth will be the key to improving your income. This month and until June, you’re likely to discover new sources of income. The trick now is to tame your urge to splurge.