01-13-2020 to 01-19-2020
Apply the personal touch on Monday, January 13. As affable Venus sails through your community-minded third house until February 7, opportunities to partner up for pleasure AND professional gain will come your way nonstop. The thing is, you probably won’t be able to tell in advance which are richest in potential, so treat them all like possible connections. Schmooze like a boss and be sure to listen actively (and sincerely). And don’t be too quick to run things through your “practicality filter,” Capricorn! The magic lies in the exploration and discovery process! Venus urges you to be your professional best, so do whatever is needed to apply that high-pro glow. Treat yourself to a new work outfit, hairstyle and glossy mani-pedi. Take care of the inner you, too, because you’ll be needing maximum energy over these next few high-octave weeks. Your social life will be abuzz with parties, activity nights and networking events until February 7. And, since Venus is the love planet, your romantic life might be equally humming. No, Cap, it’s not too early to start planning your Valentine’s Day, especially if you’re hoping to score that baller reservation or tickets to a nearly sold-out show. And if you’re single or newly dating, you may be eager to nudge things along to see if you do indeed have a date for February 14 or whether you need to “go fish.”
Your personal finances get a shot in the arm on Thursday, when mindful Mercury leaves your sign for analytical Aquarius and your second house of money and security until February 3. The messenger planet urges you to shuffle fiscal matters to the top of the heap. Over the next three weeks, find time to take an inventory of your monetary affairs. Are you on-track with your savings goals? Or are you spending extravegantly—unlikely for your conservative sign, but you still need to get a solid grip on exactly how much is coming in and how much is going out on a weekly basis. If you find that you’re not where you’d hoped to be by Q1 2020, hire a professional to help you map out financial objectives, complete with a specific game plan for getting there. Sticking to a tight budget isn't fun, but having enough cash socked away for vacations, big-ticket purchases and the occasional splurge is worth a little belt-tightening.
But don’t assume that just because you START off with a commitment to fiscal self-discipline you’ll be easily able to maintain it. In fact, on Saturday, an opportunity to blow the bank may come your way and catch you totally off-guard. Mercury locks into a tricky square with spontaneous Uranus in your self-indulgent fifth house, tempting you to spend beyond your means or take a financial risk that’s not appropriate for your current level. Stay strong in the face of anything resembling peer pressure—or FOMO. If you need a “tough love pep talk,” reach out to that grounded friend or family member who not only has your best interests at heart but knows when (and how) to talk you down off the ledge.