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Now that a new year has begun, you are now called to welcome new things: beginnings, plans, opportunities, even the occasional trial, and tribulation. This is a time when emotions will run high when negative energy will seemingly come out of nowhere, and yet at the same time, there is a sense of hope and positivity for the best that is yet to come. It is then a time when the power of the universe has to be harnessed effectively so that the most can be made out of it. Changes will come and go, and you, too, will transform so much during this month. There is no need to fear the many things that are yet to come; welcome them all with open arms. Things can take a dark turn, but remember, this is still the beginning of the year. You can still take charge of your fate and turn the tides to your favor as time goes on.

As the sun forms a trine with Uranus on January 1st, you will be feeling motivated in doing all the work that you are supposed to do. With a huge burst of energy coming your way, you might even feel like you are invincible and capable of doing everything that you’ve ever wanted to do! It will also be a good time for you to start doing the things that you have long been aiming for. However, as you go along with all these activities, don’t forget this adage: work hard, play harder!

When Mercury enters Aquarius on January 2nd, you will be getting all sorts of weird and wild ideas on what you can possibly do with all the energy and communication skills that you have been trying to hold into your system. It might even prompt you to actually do all this stuff and turn them into the reality that you wish them to be! But you also need to be wise in your actions and try not to overstep your boundaries. There are lines that you must not cross, and you must respect them to avoid trouble.

With the new moon happening also on January 2nd, it will also reinforce your desire to create long-term plans of what you must do to meet your goals. You need to create a sense of focus and commitment so that you will be able to function well, regardless of the possibilities that you may encounter. This is not the time for you to joke around, as your future is no laughing matter. Get your game face on, and draw up a plan that will work out for you and your future.

The Mercury retrograde will commence on January 14th. Communication can be a tad bit difficult, but manageable nonetheless. However, it is your curious side that will not be in a good state as you try to wrestle with numerous questions that you have about yourself, others, and your future even if you supposedly know what to do about them all. Don’t be so hard on yourself! Instead, work your way through them all and try not to create even more chaos for yourself and the other people around you. Let things take their course, and everything will slowly unravel in front of you, allowing you to finally understand what is truly going on.

The full moon will happen on January 18th. There is a feeling of emotional tension in the air as you try to wrestle with feelings of sadness, anxiety, doubt, and even fear during this period. You must then act with kindness, sensitivity, and compassion towards others, as well as yourself. It is important that you are not being harsh, yet also not condoning this feeling of quiet suffering. The decisiveness has to be there, but you must also be aware that you should not hurt others unnecessarily. Instead, you must learn how to embrace your weaknesses, and to grow around them so that you will become a better person as time goes on.

As the sun enters Aquarius on January 19th, a creative streak will be felt by everyone, enabling active imaginations to spark ideas that are unconventional, yet also inherently brilliant and doable. The desire to make something great is there, as well as a drive to become even more independent and capable despite the many questions other people might have about the things that you want to do. Don’t let anyone tell you what you should and should not do! Your brilliance shouldn’t dim because someone told you so. Defy them, and make this your moment to shine bright.

When Mars enters Capricorn on January 24th, the fuel to keep on going despite the many challenges that you will be facing will enable you to work harder and better. Winning is your goal here, and you must not let anyone hold you back, especially since you are now focusing on great projects you may never have worked on before! As your energized self works on overdrive in the hopes of turning dreams into reality, you must also remember not to compromise your health and well-being. Burnout is real, and you must try your best to avoid it as much as you can.

Mercury will enter Capricorn on January 25th. Since Mercury is still in its retrograde mode, productivity may not be on the cards for you as you try to wrestle with all the chaos in your workplace. There is no need for you to be hard on yourself, though. Perhaps it is the universe telling you to take a break after working yourself to the point of exhaustion. It will also be a great time for you to reflect if you are truly happy with the career that you have right now, or if it’s time for you to move on and look for greater things worth your time and talent.

A second new moon will then happen on January 31st. The will to keep on going and fighting despite the odds will spark within you, giving you the strength and courage to keep the good fight even if the future may seem too dark for you at the moment. It is then an opportunity for you to look within yourself and ask: what are you fighting for? Why are you fighting for it? And how can you fight for what you think is good and right for you? Everything may seem dark and bleak, yet this lunation tells you that this can also be the beginning of a new chapter in your life. How you respond to life’s challenges will determine what the outcome may be. And perhaps, this is the time that your inner greatness will shine through and prevail no matter how hard everything can get.

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