Twenty-twenty has finally come to pass, and who isn’t ready for a fresh start? Though last year was difficult to say the least, it did give us some much-needed perspective. 2021’s astrology isn’t quite as tumultuous, but it’s still no walk in the park. Personally, and collectively, we’re on the precipice of a lot of change.
January begins with Mercury, Venus and Mars all changing signs, which sets things up to feel totally different than how we left them in 2020 right off the bat. Mars enters slow, steady and stubborn Taurus on the 6th. Mercury enters innovative Aquarius, and Venus joins the sun in pragmatic Capricorn on the 8th. The new moon in Capricorn on the 13th is the moment to set big intentions for 2021. With careful planning, we can make our dreams come true.
Aquarius season begins on the 19th—happy birthday to all of our misunderstood-yet never disrespected babes from Oprah Winfrey to Harry Styles to Paris Hilton! (That those three are all Aquarians both makes no sense and makes all the sense in the world—just how Aquarius likes it!) The full moon in Leo on the 29th is a night to celebrate and could also bring some unexpected or shocking events.
To close out the month with a bang, Mercury goes retrograde on January 30th. Instead of fearing the inevitable interruptions, confusions and technological breakdowns, let’s embrace the pause and remember that there’s nothing wrong with taking things slow.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)