💖 Love Horoscope January 2018
When you think about love, it’s tempting to think about beginnings and middles, but it’s also so much about endings. After all, letting go is an essential part of opening up. Let go of your attachments and notice where your ideas about yourself, a person, a dynamic, or the world, are more projection than real. January is bookended by two emo Full Moons on the first and the 31st, making the start of 2018 the perfect time to shed what’s no longer serving you. Saturn has officially landed in its home sign of Capricorn, and we can expect a cascade of consequences to befall us all. Love isn’t just a feeling—it’s an action, it’s motivation, and it’s a source of powerful inspiration. As the days get darker, light up your life with the healing force of love, sweet love.
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March 21—April 19
If you’re able to stay emotionally present, this month can bring you to the other side of some pretty stuck dynamics, Aries. The Full Moon in Cancer on the first is your chance to get real about whether you’re in relationships that make you feel happy or if they're just fueling your ego. The trick is to confront the truth instead of confronting others: You alone have to live with your feels, so it’s time that you do a more loving job of honoring them. The Full Moon on the 31st is going to make it so that you can’t fake it: Do your best to live your best life, not to hold on to people and situations that don’t serve you, my love.
April 20—May 20
Fear is only a good instructor when you’re in actual danger. This month is a lesson in presence, dear Taurus. If you’re caught up in what-ifs, you aren’t really here in this very moment. The truth is subject to spin, and if you’re in the wrong frame of mind you’ll only see the worst. Identify your most heartfelt goals so that you don’t get distracted by the details of your situation—or worse, lose energy by comparing yourself to frenemies and strangers on the Internet. January kicks off a deeply maturing phase: Rise up to meet it with an open heart, my love.
May 21—June 21
The best way to get where you want to go is by cultivating a real willingness to confront the complicated parts of your actions and the underlying issues that motivate them. The first half of January is time for you to get real about where you’re at and how you got here, and it’s not likely to be entirely pleasant. That said, the truth is true whether you want to deal with it or not. You can’t have your arms truly open to the future when you’re clutching onto your past. Show up and create real progress in your life, even if it’s uncomfortable, Twin Star.
June 22—July 22
Between the Full Moon in your sign on the first and Saturn having entered your relationship house, this month kicks off with a bit of a heavy-hearted feeling. This period is going to confront you with loneliness as you think back on your past likes and loves. Someone from back in the day may even come back into your life, and if so, make sure that the things that broke you up are truly different before you go making the same mistakes twice. Relationships that have outlived their purpose are likely to get really uncomfortable, and not allow the good ones to deepen. It’s time to get real and lean into your relationship issues, Moonchild.
July 23—August 22
Get ready for the feels, Leo! The Full Moon on the first is a call to do some serious reflection. What you want is important, but you’ve gotta do some digging to find out why. The second Full Moon of January comes on the 31st and it’s in your sign, so you know it’s gonna be extra. If you've done your homework, this can be when things get really clear for you, but if you haven’t, you might need to watch out for drama. Not all of your emotions need to be shared with others: Find cathartic ways of expressing and exploring your feels before you bring them to others this month.
August 23—September 22
In astrology, fun, sex, play, and creativity are all found in the same sector as we find procreation. This is because all of these things are about what gives you life. Commit yourself to a creative practice this month, whether that means singing more in the shower, getting creative with how you parent, or actually setting aside the time to write or paint. The more that your actions reinforce what gives you joy and meaning, the more inspiring it is to be alive. While creativity alone won’t solve your problems, it will absolutely make them easier to bear, my love.
September 23—October 22
You can’t control what others feel or what they do, but you can be true to yourself and the commitments that you’ve made. Saturn has moved into heavy-handed Capricorn, and you may be feeling weirdly drawn to being alone while totally wanting to be closer to others. It’s confusing. Be true to yourself, even if it means having to change how you participate in your relationships. Growth, love, and connection don’t happen in a straight line, and needing to circle back on something doesn’t have to mean that you’ve regressed, Libra. Be emotionally present for the complexity of your feels, my love.
October 23—November 21
It’s a New Year, and with it comes a new set of dramas to contend with. The wisest move for you to make this month is to get some perspective. Align yourself with clear goals for your personal and professional life, Scorpio, or you’ll end up running around, putting out fires. Communication is a major theme for you this month, so pay attention not only to your words but also to your tone. You might have to fight for what you want, so remember where you wanna be so that you don’t end up fighting for things that won’t get you there.
November 22—December 21
It’s not enough to have theories about the stuff you care about; you’ve gotta have a plan. There are lots of stresses and distractions that you can get caught up in this month, so here’s my best advice: Honor what you value. When you make choices based on your value system, it’s really hard to lose. The best way to have a life that you love is by loving the way that you participate in your life. It’s impossible to avoid give and take in life, but you don’t have to compromise in ways that compromise you, my love.
December 22—January 19
This month everything changes, Capricorn, and it's important that you don’t freeze or retreat when things get messy. People are annoying and magnificent and necessary. You can’t control what they say or do, and you can’t even control how they interpret what you say and do. All you get to control is you, my love. Strive to be the healthiest version of yourself that you know how to be by making sure that your integrity is reflected in your actions. If you don’t like the game, don’t play, Cappy. You can’t grow and stay the same at once; this is a fertile time for you, but you may need to prune before you plant.
January 20—February 18
You can’t be a good friend to anyone else if you’re not your own BFF first. January is an excellent time for you to check in with your habits, and your lifestyle needs to reflect your needs on all levels: emotionally, physically, professionally, and interpersonally. It’s not possible to be perfect at all parts, all the time, but how you spend your time is a reflection of your priorities. If you find that you’re caught up in things that don’t further your goals, it’s time to make some radical changes—and it’s wise to do it before the Full Moon in your relationship house on the 31st, when your interpersonal connections are going to need some extra TLC.
February 19—March 20
I recommend that you spend the first half of January getting grounded, because you’re going to have to answer for what you care about around the middle of this month, my love. If you’ve been figuring out what to do by gauging the reactions of others, you’re likely to be thrown off course and feel anxious in January. What’s right for you may not make sense to anyone else, but that’s OK as long as it makes sense to you. Don’t give more authority to the people that you care about than you give to your own self. Honor your opinions and preferences, Pisces.