Your Monthly Horoscope: January 2016

Astrologer Yasmin Boland reveals what’s in the stars for Glossies this month… Horoscope

This is a big month for you. There is the new moon in your sign and mercury is retrograding (mostly) in Capricorn. In other words, if you want to start 2016 by throwing your whole life up in the air and seeing what falls back down where, you have cosmic encouragement to do so. It really is a great month to think about how you want to change your life in the coming year. Be sure to set some proper intentions.
Your Power Day: January 21
Beauty tip: It’s out with the old and in with the new month for you. And your makeup bag truly is as good a place to start as any. Throw out anything that looks a bit old, and resurrect any lovely makeup items which you’ve been under-using

Life might be one big party (or you would like it to be more like that) but this month, the skies want you to focus your attention elsewhere. Specifically, you’re being asked to think about your spiritual side. The part of you that needs inner peace. If you’re feeling un-zen, do something about it, whether it’s yoga or meditation – or something else entirely!
Your Power Day: January 5
Beauty tip: With this new more spiritual side of you coming to the fore this month, it’s a good time to take a look at your makeup in terms of the chemical nasties. Maybe something more organic is called for?

Be sure to make a wish about whatsoever you want in 2016, sometime after 12.30pm on January 10. You will hook into the amazing energies in your wishing zone. Write down your top ten aims for the year ahead. Remember, it’s a lucky year for you. Maximise your luck at work and in your private life by knowing what you want.
Your Power Day: January 12
Beauty tip: This looks to be a very sociable month for you. If you don’t want to end up looking a bit ragged around the edges by January’s end, think about your beauty on the inside. Eg start the day in a healthier way, with a cleansing warm water and lemon juice.

As the year begins, don’t just sleep walk back into life. Instead, have a think about what you actually want to achieve in the coming 12 months, in terms of study or work. As mercury reverses in your career zone, don’t be afraid to totally change your mind about what you want to do professionally. It’s a massive decision, oui?
Your Power Day: January 16
Beauty tip: Just as you can totally change your mind about your actual job, you can also rethink your image at work and the way you’re coming across, including the way you’re presenting yourself with your hair and makeup. Are you looking on point professionally?

This month brings you the chance to sort things out with your love, ex or would-be lover. Mars in your house of love means you will find it easier than usual to be really assertive regarding what you do and don’t want. It’s also extra easy to renegotiate things now, so start talking. Tip: speak nicely for best results!
Your Power Day: January 12
Beauty tip: You have some pretty powerful love vibes this month. And while the soft and demure look can be really appealing, we’re here to tell you that something a bit more smouldering than usual could work a treat in the romance department.

It’s hopefully going to be a case of ‘all’s well that ends well’ for you this month, when it comes to love, friendship and business partnerships. They could include some ups and downs, but it’s ultimately all about you learning the lessons you need to from the most important (and sometimes most annoying) people in your life. What are you learning?
Your Power Day: January 21
Beauty tip: Right now, it’s not really ‘you’ to be too tizzy and frou frou. You need to come across as serious and mature. Make sure whatever you’re doing with your hair and makeup reflects that, and you will go even further.

The planet of communications, aka mercury, is reversing in your love zone this month and that could be as confusing as it sounds. Do be prepared to change the rules with your partner. And if you’re single and still pining after your ex, now is a good time to get back in touch and see how the land lies.
Your Power Day: January 5
Beauty tip: Funnily enough what feels right for you this month is a less-is-more approach. Let your skin breathe, be assiduous in your cleanse-tone-moisturise routine and leave the heavier makeup routines for next month.

As the new year begins, mercury retrograding in your work zone makes it a wonderful time to rethink your daily duties. What is working for you and what would you dearly like to change? Remember that your best friend at work right now is being methodical and organised. Boring but true! Love-wise, focus on the positive.
Your Power Day: January 13
Beauty tip: It’s time for you to take a look at your makeup kit. What has passed its use by date and needs replacing? It’s actually not good to use old makeup for too long. Truly! (If you don’t believe us, Google it, for some true like old makeup horror stories!) 

Here’s an idea. Declare here and now that 2016 is going to be your year of having more fun. There’s a new moon in your fun zone this month and mercury is reversing in there as well. All in all you can take this as a cosmic message from the universe to fret less and enjoy yourself more this year.
Your Power Day: January 14
Beauty tip: It’s still officially the party season so break the virgo habits of a lifetime and dare to make yourself stand out! We’re thinking a bit of glitter here and shimmer there. Go on! Don’t be shy. Remember, this is your personal party season.

If you would like to move house or even move city or country, don’t assume it’s too hard. It’s not. It’s just a matter of intention! And if you already moved, it’s around about now you might see how good an idea (or not!) this turned out to be. For some, a family issue needs to be sorted out.
Your Power Day: January 12
Beauty tip: A wonderful astro-link towards mid-January augurs well for your love life. So whether you’re single or attached, take a bit of extra care when making yourself gorgeous before going out. It will be worth the effort.

One of the things the universe wants you to do now is to think about how you’re communicating. There is no point in complaining that people are not being helpful or doing what you want them to do if you’re not getting your message across to them properly. Overcome any ‘strong silent Scorpio’ tendencies which are limiting you…
Your Power Day: January 3
Beauty tip: Sexy mars in your sign this month gives you extra va va va voom! Probably the thing you most need to worry about beauty-wise, then, is that your makeup will go the distance if and when you stay up (very) late having fun…

Use January to rethink your finances. There’s a new moon in your money zone and mercury is retrograding in there as well. This can cause financial confusion. However, it also makes this a great time to work out how you want to do things differently. It’s time to get serious/mature regarding your cash set-up (thanks to saturn in your sign).
Your Power Day: January 14
Beauty tip: One thing is sure, when it comes to weighing up cheap versus expensive makeup, the cheap stuff usually makes for a false economy. Spend wisely on your beauty products this month – less tat more quality makes more sense.



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