Goodbye 2020! Leave the heartbreaks and disappointment behind in the dumpster fire year and be open to growth, opportunity and all things new coming for us in 2021. Read on for your January 2021 monthly horoscopes to find out what the stars are saying about your love life, social life and career this month from Astrology Detective.
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#CastingPearlsBeforeSwineIf you insist on lavishing your hard-won earnings on any sycophant that crosses your path, don't be surprised if you end up feeling used and taken for granted. You are one of the most generous signs of the zodiac, and love nothing more than sharing your wealth with your extended circle of friends, both old and new. But the universe is urging you to open your eyes to the company you keep. No matter how much monetary goodwill you throw at greedy or cold-hearted companions, you will never be able to sway them to your side. Save your giving spirit for those who truly deserve it.
Related: How the signs spend their money.
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#LinkedOutA non-stop barrage of work-related duties usher in a stressful start to the new year. You could feel overwhelmed by the amount of tasks that have piled up over the holidays and now need to get done, leading to uncharacteristic bouts of anger and anxiety. Alternatively, you may be worried about your future career prospects due to the ongoing world health situation. Try to stay focused and look for alternative sources of income that can tide you over until the situation returns to normal. Online freelancing sites could offer some extra revenue streams that you can do in your free time.
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#EmotionalTicketToRideYour life will be filled with more emotional angst than a Wagnerian opera. On one hand, your desire for an idyllic, just world will be greater than ever. On the other, you will be extremely black-pilled due to the present state of affairs, feeling frustrated by the lack of easy solutions for fixing the systemic problems of modern-day society. Hashtag campaigns are no longer enough; you want immediate, concrete results. The only changes you are witnessing, however, are your increasing anger and rage. Accept that sweeping improvements are outside your control, and instead focus on making small transformations in the environment around you by joining grass-roots organizations and shopping in locally owned small businesses.
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#PartyMonsterYour urge to get out and mingle will be overwhelming this January. However, with continued social distancing rules in many areas, you may be relegated to catching up with friends over video chat and other technological methods. You long for the warmth that only the close bonds of friendship and large in-person gatherings can bring, leaving you feeling alienated and frustrated by your present enforced isolation. Now is not the time to be rash and foolish. As much as you would love to throw an underground party in your own secret speakeasy, try to reel in your exasperation and, instead, be grateful for the wide array of alternatives we have for keeping in touch and networking. Just remember, this too shall pass.
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#LoveWorkImbalanceThe universe is pushing you to make much-needed changes in your life, but it may be pushing too hard, in too many directions and all at once. On one hand, after a few grueling years of laying the groundwork for professional success, you are ready to go after your true ambitions in terms of your career. At the same time, you are waking up from an extended romantic slumber and opening your eyes to your need for a solid, respectful, long-term love situation. Your desire to tackle both of these fundamental aspects of your life simultaneously could lead to feelings of exhaustion and being overwhelmed. It's ok to slow down and do things step by step.
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#ExistentialTreadmillYou have been focusing strictly on life's everyday duties, while closing yourself off to a more holistic, overall vision of the future. By choosing to live each day according to a checklist of step-by-step routines, you may be blinding yourself to all the larger unfulfilled needs that have been lacking in your life. If have been avoiding making the sort of long-term plans needed to build a better, more nourishing future, the planets will be pushing you out of your comfort zone this month. This is a moment to create a grand strategy. Where do you want to be in a year, five years or ten years? What changes need to be made? Get the New Year off to a good start by facing your existential needs head on and making an action plan.
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#SeparateAccountsIf you want to live a calm life together with a romantic partner, you may need to create separate bank accounts. If you are single, romantic suitors could keep you on a financial yo-yo, lavishing you with wine and roses one minute, while being incredibly stingy the next. It is best to have zero expectations in terms of their generosity, and be prepared to always pay your own way. If, instead, you are thinking about taking a dating situation to the next level, finances and spending could be a thorn in your side. You may want to indulge in life's fineries, whereas your partner may be stingy and frugal. You could diminish a lot of stress if you simply mutually agree to not judge how the other spends their money. Established couples may experience disagreements over investments and savings, killing off all vibes of romance. Carve out time for date nights, where money talk is off the table.
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#BattleOnTheHomeFrontYou won't need to travel the high seas to faraway, foreign shores to get caught in the quagmire of useless battle. January brings the fighting to your own backyard, and relations with committed romantic partners will be tense. You may feel like you are walking on eggshells, not sure when you may trigger a spark that sends your significant other into a fit of rage. Be aware, however, that if you adopt a cold, controlling demeanor, it will only set them off more. Your partner is longing for freedom and the ability to have a say in their own lifestyle, while you are holding on tightly to the reigns. Try to learn how to compromise and talk things out in order to achieve a détente.
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#NotGoingToTakeItAnymoreThe past four or five years have been a rather hard slog. External stressors may have worn down your better judgment. Instead of standing up to people testing your boundaries, you may have, instead, chosen to "take a higher road" and remain silent. Unfortunately, that didn't stop others from exploiting your generosity or running roughshod over your confidence. Luckily, things are on the upswing in 2021. Since late November, your vitality and energy levels have been slowly increasing, along with your confidence. You are no longer willing to play the good-hearted simp, and instead are ready to stand up and fight for your rights. It is time to get things off your chest, and let people know immediately when they've crossed a line. If they get offended, it's only proof that they never really cared about you or your needs in the first place.
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#SupplyAndDemandYour romantic partner may be making a lot of demands, but, unfortunately, you may have nothing left to supply. Sudden changes in your earnings are making it difficult to keep up with the needs of high-maintenance children and lovers, whose petulant, spoiled outbursts could be filling you with feelings of guilt. There is nothing you would rather do than dote on your nearest and dearest, but this is not the time. If you continue to spend as you did before the gravy train dried up, you could quickly derail your financial future. Create a budget for the new year and cut down on unnecessary spending in order to weather the storm.
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#HomeBrewDouble, double toil and trouble. This January may see you casting spells in an attempt to cast off the evil spirits pervading the bubbling cauldron that is your domestic life. Family members, live-in loves and roommates may seem possessed by angry, aggressive spirits who are hell-bent on raising a ruckus. It will be hard to find any peace or tranquility within your four walls, leading you to lose your cool and attempt to law down the law, but probably to no avail. Try to ride out this month's tensions, as things chill out significantly in February.
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#RumbleFishYou are a sign that enjoys keeping up the pretenses of public decorum, but this January, all masks are off. You are carrying around a tremendous amount of disappointment, isolation and hurt, and will have no qualms letting others know exactly what you are feeling. You could unexpectedly fly into fits of rage throughout the month. Make sure the object of your ire truly deserves these tirades, and that you are not just venting. No one deserves to be treated like your own personal trashcan, where you can discard all your unwanted feelings, leaving them to clean up your mess.