January Horoscopes: What the Stars Have in Store This Month
Read on for your January 2018 monthly horoscopes to find out what the stars predict for your love, social life and career this month from Astrology Detective.
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CapricornThe Good: Your confidence and charisma are at full force, making you a dynamo of charm and swagger early in the month, hitting a peak on the 9th and 10th. You have the ability to take leadership and sway the masses, so make sure to be on the side of good.
The Challenging: Your assuredness could also be taken for megalomania or arrogance, causing your family to worry, as well as former allies to distance themselves from you, leading to feelings of alienation by month's end. To cure this, check out 10 ways to deal with loneliness.
The Takeaway: You could be suffering from too much of a good thing; you may need to tone it down a wee a bit.
AquariusThe Good: Start the New Year off right by totally cleansing your inner psyche. It is time to take stock of what you really want in life and realign your goals to fit your true desires, not those around you. The New Year also offers great opportunities to bring new, exhilarating people into your world, with the 7th being an especially great day to network.
The Challenging: An out-of-the-blue occurrence could happen in your romantic life at the Lunar Eclipse in your sector of committed partnership on the 31st. If you have been sweeping any problems in your love relationship under the rug, you will need to finally deal with them. If you have been thinking of breaking up, the eclipse will give you the courage.
The Takeaway: Getting in touch with yourself may mean needing to cut others loose.
PiscesThe Good: Powerful friendships, both old and new, can bring joy to your life early in the month, especially on the 9th and 10th. After focusing so much attention on career these past few years, it is nice to let loose and socialize. The 7th is an excellent day to travel, promising plenty of fun and inspiration.
The Challenging: You may splurge too much of your resources on your social activities, so take care to stick to a budget. You may feel worn out and depleted by the end of the month, so be sure to eat well and get plenty of rest to protect your health.
The Takeaway: Socializing will fill your soul, but drain your bank account.
AriesThe Good: Your career is on fire, and your leadership skills, charm and determination will push you to greater success. The 9th and 10th are particularly auspicious days for negotiations and making your mark.
The Challenging: By the middle of January, the pile-on of work-related duties could have you stressing out, as well as flipping out at colleagues. You may develop a serious work/life imbalance by the end of the month.
The Takeaway: No matter how much you try to bury yourself in work, you will be forced to confront the realities of your social and romantic situations at the eclipse on the 31st.
TaurusThe Good: If you have the travel bug, taking a short or long journey (to one of these great last-minute getaway spots) in the first half of month could lead to enlightenment and an increased sense of awe in the universe. If you need to stick closer to home, spiritual renewal could come through art and books.
The Challenging: A deep-lingering sense of inner anxiety could be making you afraid of taking part in life's rich pageant. Try to shake off your fears so you can explore new territory and gain a larger worldview. Unforeseen family drama could shake your foundations at the end of the month.
The Takeaway: It's a wonderful world – but your inner-demons are clouding your vision.
GeminiThe Good: If your New Year's resolution is to get your finances in order, than you are in for an extremely auspicious January. This is an excellent time to set a long-term investment and saving plan, as well as deal with mortgages and pay off debt.
The Challenging: This is not a time to co-mingle your economic future with that of your social circle. Friends may hit you up for a loan or investment, or to go into business together. Even if they throw a tantrum, keep your money to yourself.
The Takeaway: Set boundaries to separate friends and finances.
CancerThe Good: The New Year starts off with the Crab immersed in a sea of romantic splendor. The 9th is one of the most powerfully amorous days you have had in a long time, so make sure to spend time with your sweetie. This is also an excellent time to marry, propose or take things to the next level.
The Challenging: Workplace challenges morph into worries about your love partnership. You may feel you cannot effectively plan the future due to career uncertainty, but remember that, in the end, love conquers all.
The Takeaway: Whether single or in a relationship, love is in the air; breathe deep.
LeoThe Good: Even if it is cold outside, all the better, so you can focus one-hundred percent of your attention on work. You are feeling super industrious and can get a massive amount of tasks done, while your charm ensures inter-office harmony and teamwork.
The Challenging: You may be focusing on chores as a way of escaping the realities of your brittle love life. The eclipse at the end of the month ensures that you will shift some of your energies to the softer side of life, while the 7th is an excellent day to search for new love.
The Takeaway: You need to get back in touch with your romantic nature and true self.
VirgoThe Good: The 9th is an excellent day for spending time on creative projects or bonding with children – as well as trying to conceive, so schedule in some cuddle time. The first half of the month also holds many opportunities for rekindling love or finding a new partner.
The Challenging: You may have performance anxiety when it comes time to get between the sheets. Virgos are notorious perfectionists, even when it comes to the art of love. You are not writing a thesis on the Karma Sutra, so relax and let yourself go.
The Takeaway: Swipe right for romance.
LibraThe Good: After the festive holiday period, you may want to do nothing more than hole up at home for a well-deserved rest and some self-pampering. A little time away from the social swirl will do a lot to recharge your batteries. The 9th is an excellent day to connect with family.
The Challenging: Your romantic partner is up for excitement and may feel bored and restless with your couch-bound nature during the first half of the month. Some shocking news may come to light about a fair-weather friend at the eclipse on the 31st.
The Takeaway: Rest up early on so you have the strength to pull the knives out of your back from a fake friend at month's end.
ScorpioThe Good: If you have been in a cold war with those around you, it is time to start the New Year off by making peace on the 9th. While Scorpios rarely apologize, stop being so stubborn and offer a verbal olive branch in order to regain interpersonal harmony.
The Challenging: You may be overwhelmed with chores and work-related duties, and instead of asking nicely for a hand, you could boss people around or complain about how no one ever helps you – which will only guarantee that you are stuck doing everything yourself.
The Takeaway: If you play the martyr, you'll be the martyr.
SaggittaruisThe Good: The first half of the month is an excellent month for negotiating a raise or salary, as well as contracts with clients, especially on the 9th and 10th. You have the ability to talk your way to an increase in wages, so get out and hustle.
The Challenging: Try to put off travelling at month's end, as the eclipse could put a serious dent in your plans. If you must take a journey, make sure to give yourself extra time and be well rested, so as to avoid careless accidents.
The Takeaway: Put your attention on working the room, as opposed to hitting the road.