The month starts with Mercury retrograde in serious-minded Capricorn. This reins your focus into the tasks at hand, and can trip you up with snares, delays and miscommunications. In earthbound Capricorn, the issues are significant and have to do with constructive use of your time and resources. It's the continuation of your dance with Saturn (real world) and its pressures.
But distortions of Mercury retrograde can bring surprises, like solutions that you wouldn't have seen otherwise. You may see ways you sabotage your success in small or big ways. The biggest "ah-has" will likely come after the 15th, when Mercury goes direct. There can be an untangling at that time that offers new solutions to the ongoing issues of how to make a living using your particular Piscean gifts.New Moon in Capricorn, Jan 15th
This is a fresh start that can strengthen your resolve to take control over your life. There's an unsettled vibe at this time, as it's a solar eclipse, and may bring sudden events.
But with Venus also in purposeful Capricorn, it's a good time for commitment to your convictions. You can go deep into the void of this dark Moon and renew your promise to hold high standards. It can put deep roots into your ambitions.Jupiter's Blessing The lucky planet goes into your sign on the 17th, bringing aid in the form of helpful allies and surprise opportunities. This eases your journey, and can give you a growing sense of faith. The past few years have been full of chaotic changes, both external and internal. For much of 2010, Jupiter drops goodies your way to keep your spirits high, even though the road may be steep.
This can especially jettison forward your creative projects. If they've been stalled, you can see movement after mid-January. Collaboration is favored, and can help you go further than you would alone.Leo Full Moon, January 30
Delight, play, and the wearing of many masks -- anything to do with self-expression gets a boost under this lunar peak. If you made a commitment to what you're devoted to at the New Moon, there can be an illumination that has you taking action to express it.
The month ends with the first of many squares between major planets. The Saturn-Pluto square (Jan 31st) brings strong tension that seems to dig into the soul. It's happening within each of us, but also in the tangible world. You may find ways to bring these themes into your life's work, and be a healing force as we all experience the pressure to evolve. On a personal level, this can continue the clearing of mind, body and spirit, and letting go of what's no longer vital in your life.