We are all going to need to deploy a good degree of subtlety as we power into 2017's first month. Absolute ambition alone will be less helpful. A Grand Cardinal Cross on the 12th can also set up really powerful battles of will. Any situation which is manifestly unfair, may seem some real acts of rebellion against the imposed status quo. For your FREE Monthly Horoscopes January 2017 please see below...
Monthly Horoscopes January 2016
Aries 21 March - 20 April
The really big moment this month for you Aries comes close to its end, when Mars powers into your sign for a six-week occupation. This is going to catapult you forwards in a really significant way. There is still going to be plenty of opportunities to sparkle, and your ideas sector is truly lit up. However, some work or professional hopes will require real diligence.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Your ruler Venus moves into a delightful part of your horoscope on the 3rd, and with the energy being created by Mars's angle to the Sun and the joint influence of Neptune, your friendships, associations and networks are all going to be crucially important throughout this month. But look to choose your words carefully on the back of the full moon of the 12th, Taurus.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
Your ruler Mercury starts the month in retrograde, and this is going to continue through till the end of week one. However, he then retreats into your sector of relating. This is significant, for any tangles that occurred last year may finally get resolved by the 27th. Your financial and business affairs also are intertwined with a role which may have some kind of caring dimension.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Some opening up in your relationships, in terms of how you think about them, the viewpoints of others and the dialogue you encounter, are going to be a very powerful theme this month. The Full Moon of the 12th does however forge a Grand Cardinal Square, and in the month that follows it is going to be a time when a new reality can start to shape up for you in this regard.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
With Jupiter in opposition to Uranus for all of January, the chances are that there's going to be some lively conversations unfolding for you. However, on the back of the lunation which occurs on the 12th, some of what gets said to you or is said by you, may relate to issues which have been simmering on the back-burner for far too long. See this as an opportunity to ventilate these.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
You can start this month off in a very creative way. Working collaboratively with another person may be part of this. But there may be more emotion around one involvement than perhaps you've previously appreciated. This can show up on the back of the Quarter Moon which occurs on the 5th. A family issue that you thought you'd resolved could also need revisiting.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
This is the time of the year when many of us resolve to keep to our New Year's resolutions. And some of yours may be about getting fitter, but remember that fitness can come in a spiritual dimensional as much as a physical one. Also, just being more organised in your home environment can help you to feel more at ease with life in general Libra. Energy will start to climb on the 20th.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Your words continue to be a telling factor as you make your way into this New Year. The more you can choose them with care, the better, for with Mercury in retreat, there is the potential for misunderstandings. You may also have a conversation in the second half of the month which could leave you feeling vulnerable. However, in time, you can see it has been for the best.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
Stern Saturn makes some excellent links for you this month, ones which can be almost like a springboard for the whole of 2017. These ask you to be patient, but also optimistic all at the same time. Any sustained effort on your part has a greater chance of success. Some kind of home change can also unfold this month, perhaps even see you work on things decoratively.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
There's so much astral support for you as you burst into the New Year, Capricorn. You're starting to see that some of last year's travails have actually prepared you for something bigger and brighter that hasn't always been so obvious. It is true that some tension can mount from the Full Moon of the 12th, but this is a simple reminder of other people's needs and agendas.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
The first two days of the year see Venus in your own sign, but then she joins with Mars in your 2nd Solar House. This combination is going to encourage you to make the most of your talents this month, and also to give yourself the permission to enjoy some of life's goodness. Once the Sun enters your sign on the 20th, you can really turn on the afterburners, Aquarius.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
The year begins with Mars and Neptune, your co-ruler, combined in your sign and both are linking brilliantly with the Sun in your sector of future plans. Your ability to align personal interests collaboratively with those of others is going to be excellent, so any kind of joint-venture looks well placed. However, there could be a few glitches along the way, so patience is essential.