January Horoscopes: Embarking on New Cycles

"This is a new moon cycle best spent finding where releasing and healing needs to transpire in order to build towards the future."

Welcome to the first new moon of 2021! On January 13th, mother Luna will conjunct Pluto this transit to continue the transformative work that 2020 ended with.

New moons are optimal for nourishing fresh starts in your life. They represent new beginnings and enthusiasm, similar to The Fool card in the Tarot. They foster the energy of embarking on new cycles without hesitation.

Pluto plays a major role in this lunar cycle, which brings forward a powerful influence of releasing, rebirthing, and destroying. Pluto is the planet of death, control and power. He is conjunct (meaning he sits beside) the Capricorn new moon on January 13th.

This is a new moon cycle best spent locating where releasing and healing need to transpire in order to build towards the future. Continued healing will happen in the collective as Neptune in Pisces is sextile this new moon in Capricorn offering up hope and progression.

The cardinal signs of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra can anticipate to receive the biggest shifts come January 13th. The energy of this new moon will linger for the next two weeks. Expect its influence to manifest within that time frame.

You might feel tired or sluggish and inspired to daydream thanks to Neptune’s positive aspect this Capricorn new moon. Thankfully, Pluto and Capricorn give that double dose of momentum to get initiatives going. This is a wonderful new moon to work with the Earth element and create tangible steps towards your goals.

Read your horoscope based off your Sun or Rising sign or both, below.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You might have spent all of 2020 rebuilding and are probably asking yourself this new moon: “Where is my bounty? What rewards can I expect from my hard work?” Don’t worry, Aries. You catch a break with this Capricorn new moon in a tremendous way. As you’re a Cardinal sign, you can expect your career to be a major theme for you with this new moon. You might receive an influx in money or recognition in your profession. Be mindful of not overspending, though.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

If it were up to you and we weren’t in a global pandemic, Taurus, you would be impulsively booking a trip to travel to a place where you can enjoy some much-needed leisure. Ah, leisure, Taurus' favorite past-time, am I right? Well, since that isn’t a possibility, you might find yourself planning trips for 2022 or setting time for some self-care. You’ve been working hard the last few years and you’re having the realization that you deserve to take a break. While everyone else in the zodiac might be hitting the ground running, you’re sitting back and relaxing because you’re already five steps ahead of the game! Enjoy, Taurus.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You’re going to be feeling very intuitive and in sync with the Universe at this time, Gem. Trust the psychic downloads you’re receiving because you are accelerating in that arena with this new moon. You’ll be feeling very creative and might jump into a potential business partnership that could bring in some new found inspiration. There’s also a reminder to start prepping for your taxes. Make sure you have all your finances in order. You could receive a tax return that is larger than normal. Congrats!

Cancer (June 21 – June 22)

This is a wonderful transit in love for you. You and your love interest might be ready to take this situationship to the next level. If you’re committed, you can expect pleasant and playful energy between you and your partner. There could be some travel involved to see the person you’re currently crushing on. Follow through (virtually or with COVID measures in mind) and pursue this connection. This Capricorn new moon is giving you momentum to go after all you desire. There are new beginnings in love and self-love for you this lunar phase. Love wins!

Leo (June 23 – Aug 22)

You might feel the need to declutter or organize your living space. This Capricorn new moon has you on a re-organize frenzy, and you’re releasing all that does not serve you in your life. This includes clothing, tangible objects, and even people. You’re actually going to have fun getting your home or office space whipped back into pristine shape. Turn on the music and get lost in organization. This will be a therapeutic exercise for you, Leo. Also, it’s much needed.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Virgo, you’re feeling lighthearted and playful this transit. Yes, Virgo, you’re allowed to feel this way. For being a sign that is normally disciplined and serious, taking time to be a bit careless is risky behavior for you. But, it’s okay to let your hair down and allow yourself to go with the flow these next two weeks. This transit will benefit you by beginning new projects or hobbies. Take up something fun and creative. You deserve to play a little.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Librans, you’re needing to take care of family matters this new moon. You might be called on to take care of a father or important man in your life. You’re being looked to as the Matriarch of the family – regardless if you have children. You might have to play the role of the adult child and take care of your parents. Health and family will take center stage. You could find yourself moving back home and experiencing major nostalgia this cycle. Connecting with your family roots will be prominent.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’ll find yourself inspired to truly express your thoughts with this Capricorn new moon. You’re no longer holding back when it comes to speaking your truth Scorpio. This is a big transit for you because Pluto – your ruling planet, is conjunct this new moon. Pluto’s influence will help you release low vibrational emotions, such as anger, jealousy, and manipulation. You’ll feel as if you can approach situations from a centered state. You’ve been learning how to express yourself in a clear and mature manner. You no longer feel the need to slay with your words and will express yourself from a very diplomatic point of view with this new moon.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It’s all about the money, honey! Sagittarius, this is a great new moon, but also a great year for you! You’re going to shine all of 2021 and you’re going to notice that immediately with this Capricorn new moon. A new business or investment is going to show early stages of being lucrative. You’ll be tapping into major abundance this cycle. You’re also being called to own your new sense of self. Self-worth is a big theme for you this new moon. You are worthy. Believe and you shall receive.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Happy Birthday, Capricorn! This is your season and your new moon. You spent the end of 2020 revisiting your life’s plan. You had a mini awakening by the end of 2020, and now you’re ready to come out of hiding. This is a cycle of transformation for you. You’re going to be put into the spotlight and viewed as a leader in your community. There might be some unwanted jealousy or egos trying to enter your life. Don’t let them knock you off your shine. Everyone wants a piece of your pie, Capricorn. Use discernment at this time.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Pluto is helping you get rid of dead weight this new moon cycle. Aquas, you’re closing out a major cycle over the next two weeks. You might have to release a friend, project, or approach to life. You’re going through a death and rebirth in your philosophy thanks to the Capricorn new moon. You will feel energized enough to tackle the big things that have been pending on your to-do list. This is a transit house cleaning. If you don’t do it, the divine will do it for you. Don’t take on more than you should, especially with Capricorn’s influence. You’re being called to heal your subconscious. You will feel extra psychic this transit. Remember: your value is not set in your achievements. Don’t be afraid to go after what truly makes you happy.

Pisces (Feb 19 – March 20)

Friends and social circles will be at the forefront for you, Pisces. There could be a long-time friendship you need to allow to close out. As hard as it might be, you know it has been a long time coming. Your time will be much more productive this new moon spent on finally writing down your visions for 2021. You’ll be feeling very optimistic about what you are capable of achieving this year. Truth is Pisces, you have so much wonderful energy to manifest in 2021. You can feel it on a subconscious level. It’s this inner knowing you can’t shake off. Follow the nudge about those who judge. Allow yourself to wanderlust after your aspirations.

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