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Monthly Horoscope: Leo, January 2022

Welcome to Capricorn season, dear Leo! 
Capricorn and Aquarius
Robin Eisenberg

The sun in Capricorn finds you busy getting organized and tackling your to-do lists, as well as trying to be helpful to others while focusing on your own health! It’s a lot to have on your plate, dear Leo, so the first step is assessing how much time you truly have, and making decisions from there. Work-life balance is key at this time.

Unexpected opportunities pop up in your career on January 1 as the sun connects with wildcard Uranus in Taurus, but you don’t need to say yes to every gig that comes your way: Prioritize the ones that are truly exciting, and carve out time this month to focus on wellness. Add things to your wellness routine like meditating, doing a physical activity you enjoy, connecting with nature, or eating nourishing foods. Fortunately, the sun’s connection with Uranus provides a break in routine that helps you shake things up!

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Messenger planet Mercury enters your opposite sign Aquarius on January 2, kicking up communication in your partnerships. This is an exciting time to meet new people and connect with your partners on an intellectual level. January 2 also brings the new moon in Capricorn, which finds you starting a new job or project, or adding a new, healthy habit to your routine. Your beauty and grooming rituals may be on your mind this month with Venus retrograde in Capricorn, and this new moon could find you experimenting with new approaches! 

On January 5, Venus retrograde connects with Neptune in Pisces, inspiring a hugely creative atmosphere. You may be smoothing over an awkward situation at this time. Venus and Neptune in a harmonious angle encourages compassion and generosity. The sun meets Venus retrograde on January 8, which could bring an a-ha moment about your values, especially concerning your daily routines and rituals. In your love life, you might be realizing what kind of support you need on a regular basis, and at work, you may be setting new boundaries and expectations about how you want to be valued. The sun connects with Neptune on January 10, encouraging you to ask for help if you need it and cut yourself some slack. This is also a lovely time to sit in meditation and connect with your inner voice.

Action planet Mars is in fellow fire sign Sagittarius, heating up your love life, but confusion or disappointment may arise on January 11 as Mars squares off with Neptune. The best way to work with this energy is to express yourself through your art, keep things light, and get some rest. Taking it slow is a big theme as Mercury begins its retrograde in Aquarius on January 14: You may find yourself running into people from the past, and conversations you’ve previously had with your partners might be revisited, too. Astrologers advise against traveling, making big purchases, or signing contracts at this time due to miscommunications and delays—but this is a good opportunity to revisit the past, reconnect with a friend, or pick up a project that you previously put on the back burner.

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January 15 is a powerful time to kick an old habit as your astrological ruler, the sun, meets the planet of transformation, Pluto, in Capricorn. The full moon in Cancer also offers an opportunity for you to let go of the past and find emotional release. If there are feelings you have repressed, or ones you simply haven’t had time to sit with, they can surface at this time. Give yourself space to feel your feelings! You may be restless or anxious, so carve out extra time to sleep. Your dreams may be especially interesting at this time, and it’s a powerful moment to connect with your inner voice or explore your spirituality. 

Uranus ends its retrograde in Taurus on January 18, bringing unexpected moves in your career. Aquarius season begins on January 19, finding the sun illuminating the relationship sector of your chart, and an important conversation or realization about your partnerships takes place on January 23 as the sun meets Mercury retrograde.

Mars enters Capricorn January 24, energizing you to tackle your chores and complete the projects you’re working on, but you may also revisit some old projects or review previously completely work as Mercury retrograde re-enters Capricorn on January 25. Information you might have previously missed in your research can be discovered as Mercury retrograde meets Pluto on January 28. Secrets might also be shared at this time!

Venus ends its retrograde in Capricorn on January 29 and the atmosphere begins to feel much more laid back! Surprises may pop up as the sun squares off with Uranus on January 30, and you might make an unexpected move in your career, or surprise your fans or followers in some way. You’re moving against the status quo and asserting your independence in some notable way.

Good luck this month, Leo, and see you February!