💯 January Horoscope 2018
New year, new horoscope! What's January got in store for us all? Well, some emo, tender vibes. But here's why that's actually a good thing...
This month is bookended by two dynamic full moons; on the January 1, the Moon will be full in emo Cancer, and on Jan. 31 we have a blue moon in passionate Leo. This means you’re in for a deep and tender ride as the first month of 2018 asks you to shed what’s no longer serving you.
Remember this, loves: Everything exists on a continuum. While the not-fun part of beginnings is endings, letting things go is a foundational part of inviting something new in.
Written originally for Girlboss
March 21 to April 19
The trick this month is to confront the truth instead of confronting others. It’s tempting to fly off the handle and try to fix or futz with things that are upsetting, but you’ll do better to sit on it, Aries. The full moon on the Jan. 1 is likely to kick up some big feels, but they may not have as direct of a link to your situation as you think they do. Investigate the patterns that are playing themselves out in your life so that you can heal dynamics at their deepest roots, my love.
April 20 to May 20
In order to live your best life you can’t hold on to people and situations that don’t serve you. 2018 kicks off with the need for you to do some mighty deep changing, but you need to make sure that you’re not creating lateral moves, pretending to be something new. Don’t allow your assumptions about how other people are doing make you feel less about yourself, or lose confidence in where you’re going. Get centered in the here and now, no matter how anxious you are. When you’re stressing is when you need to slow down and breath, not distract yourself.
May 21 to June 21
Saturn finally left your relationship house, and that’s some excellent news for you. Now it’s time for you to unpack what you learned about yourself in the past few years; your relationships have held a mirror up to you—what did you see, Twin Star? There’s likely to be greater flow in your intimate life, but you can’t grow beyond your own self. Let go of the past so that you can welcome in a better future, my love.
June 22 to July 22
January kicks off with a cathartic full moon in your sign, and Saturn newly in your relationship house, so you can expect things to get real in your interpersonal life. Be on the lookout for old relationships or dynamics popping back up, but don’t allow someone from your past to come back into your life now if you aren’t confident that there’s been some real changes. This month may feel a bit heavy as you deal with your fears and patterns, but if you’re willing to put in the work you can heal those very things.
July 23-Aug. 22
This month may feel a little extra as the two full moons hit you where you’re vulnerable. What you feel and desire is important, but if you take that stuff at face value you may end up in some dramatic terrain. Strive to understand what’s underneath your reactions, Leo. Why you feel what you feel reveals your motives, beliefs, and assumptions—some of which have got to go. Don’t repress your feels, but find ways to be present with yourself before you go stirring the pot, my love.
Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
Life shouldn’t be nonstop toil, Virgo. It’s a new year, and time for you to look at the balance you have in your life. Fun, play, sex, and creativity, are healing and generative actions that make life more dynamic and inspired. You’re in serious need of more passion and relaxation, but you have to choose it, Virgo. Prioritize improving the quality of your life in the here and now while you continue to hustle to make your future as lit as it can be.
Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
Be true to yourself, Libra. You may be dealing with some heavy themes this month, so here’s a pro tip to get you through: You don’t need to fix anything. You don’t need to save anyone. You just need to live in integrity with your values and beliefs. When you live authentically you can more easily determine how much to give of yourself, and when; if you’re looking outside of yourself for validation and answers, you’ll end up feeling frantic and off. It’s time to do you.
Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
It’s a new year, and with it comes new opportunities to set your life on track. You’re not supposed to stay the same, any more than a flower is meant to keep its bloom. Growth requires change, and loss is an inevitable part of that. Align yourself with clear, achievable goals, Scorpio. You’re absolutely ready to knock it out of the park this year, but it’ll help you to stay connected to the big picture so that you don’t lose your way over the stuff that doesn’t matter.
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
Life is complicated and exciting and also super mundane. January will offer you plenty of stresses and distractions to get caught up in if you’re not careful; so kick January off by clarifying your priorities. This is the time to honor what you value in your day-to-day life. If you want to have a life you love, you need to make choices, big and small, that help you to create it. You don’t need perfection, you only need to be on the right path, giving it your best.
Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
This month’s mantra is “If I don’t like the game, I don’t have to play." There is so much growth and change activated in your life that it might feel dizzying at times. You’re not meant to be in control of everything—you’re only meant to manage your own choices and actions. Poet Theodore Roethke wrote, “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light." Even your darkest moments and oldest struggles hold light within them. Seek to act from your brightest bits.
Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
When you treat yourself with true kindness it’s easier to gauge what relationships are healthy or not. When you don’t take care of yourself, it’s hard to truly show up with others when things get complicated. It’s important that you prioritize a healthy friendship with your own self, Aquarius, no matter how distracting or delicious your relationships are. Spend the bulk of this month upping your self-care game from within your daily life, so that you don’t have to drop everything to get right with yourself.
Feb. 19 to March 20
The theme at play for you this month is authority. When you give yours away, you can end up feeling anxious, uncertain, and quick to throw in the towel. Your choices don’t have to make sense to everyone around you, because no one has to live your life but you, sweet Pisces. It’s a new year and this month kicks off with a call for you to get grounded, especially if you’ve been looking outside yourself for answers. Take the time and energy you need to locate your perspective, and make your assessments from there, Pisces.