Your Monthly Horoscope: January 2017

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

Want some fantastic news? You have serious power of communication this month. There is no problem so big that you can’t sort it out by rethinking your stance and/or talking things through. Note that Mercury will actually be reversing in your sign until January 8th. On the one hand, this could be annoying as it suggests there could be misunderstandings and mixed messages. On the other, it does mean you have second chances at anything and everything and celestial permission to change your mind. Maybe you might want to rethink your plans for 2017?
Power date: January 19 – good for love and money
Beauty tip: This is a great month to book yourself into a makeup class. With beauty planet Venus in your Mind Zone, it’s time to think about beauty, where it comes from, how YOU want to look.

The annual New Moon in Aquarius takes place this month, so you have the chance to start all over again in any part of your life where you crave change. Take a moment to look coolly and detachedly at your life. What do you have to be grateful for? Appreciating the good things in your life will attract more good things. Make a note of your blessings and thank the heavens. And what needs changing? The New Moon on January 28 will bring you chances – make a list of your aims for 2017. Writing things down creates a certain magic.
Power date: January 19 – your energy levels go back up to normal
Beauty tip: You have total permission from the planets to spend a little more money on beauty products this month, as beauty planet Venus visits your Money Zone.

Great news from Pisceans who have been down in the dumps. The romance and riches planet Venus is in your sign this month so if you would like some positive developments in either or both of those parts of your life, then you could be in luck. Remember, we are all attracting 24/7 with our thoughts and feelings. So what are you attracting? If you focus on the good in your life, you will attract more good. If you focus on the negative in your life, always moaning or talking about what you’re scared of, you will simply attract more of that negative stuff! Use this month to get back on track spiritually if you have fallen off the wagon. Emit good vibes!
Power date: January 3 – Venus enters Pisces and your love and abundance prospects increase.
Beauty tip: Beautiful Venus in your sign means that this is the month of the year when you really do need to give yourself a makeover so that you feel as beautiful as you can do.

Around January 10th is the time to decide how you ideally would like to see your year pan out, in terms of your ambitions/what you can achieve professionally in 2017. What do you want to accomplish? If you don’t work, what do you want to be recognised for in 2017? By the end of the month, you will be well and truly raring to go as your planet Mars, all fired up and red hot, moves back into your sign for the first time in around two years. Make a wish on January 28th when your Wishing New Moon takes place.
Power date: January 28 – expect to feel fired up and able to accomplish more than ever.
Beauty tip: It’s well and truly time for you to get rid of any makeup which has turned old and nasty in your makeup bag. Next month brings you a beauty revival so get rid of the old to make way for the new.

Are you in love with a friend? If so, this could be the month to make your move, as your loving planet Venus meets dreamy Neptune in your 11th House of Friends. If you have dreams related to love and/or abundance for 2017, use to middle of January to visualise them manifesting. Dreams can come true for you now, if you believe in them. It’s also potentially a really lovely month for you socially. Friends are so important to us all and yet so easy to take for granted! At work, you have the New Moon boosting your career so make a battle plan for what you want to achieve professionally in the year ahead.
Power date: January 12 – could be confusing but could also be super dreamy.
Beauty tip: As beauty planet moves through your 11th House of Friends, it’s the ideal time for you to get together with some pals and swap ideas and tips – start the year with some new beauty routines.

This year started with your planet Mercury going backwards, so if 2017 has felt like wading through treacle, now you know why. However this Mercury retrograde cycle finishes on January 8. That means by the middle of the month you should be feeling up to speed. Every Mercury retrograde brings a chance to have another think about something. For you, this cycle was about rethinking your finances and/or whatever is going on or not going on in your sex life. What have you decided you want financially and sexually? Later in January, it will be time to take action. Love-wise, there could be some dramas. However, what’s really going on is you are learning lessons via your relationships.
Power date: January 29 – you have ‘the power’ today! Use it wisely!
Beauty tip: Beauty planet is in your 10th House of Career which means it’s time for you to spruce up your professional image. Update your work look; makeup, hair, wardrobe, the lot.

Love life been a bit up and down of late? You can thank Mercury. He has been doing a retrograde in your 7th House of Relationships so a little bit of relationship bedlam was more or less inevitable. For some Cancerians there has been a blast from the past as an old lover came back, perhaps for a kiss, perhaps for closure. For others, there has been confusion related to romance, pure and simple. Be patient. For others, there has been a chance to renegotiate the ‘rules’ of your relationship. If you’ve had some ideas about the best way forwards for you and your partner, start to implement them. Your love life does improve this month!
Power date: January 10 – work hard to make changes with an important person
Beauty tip: The way to look gorgeous this month is to get away from it all. A holiday glow will enhance your complexion better than anything else. Can’t get away? Invest in some foreign-made makeup.

Want some good news? There is a New Moon in your Love Zone this month. This is a once a year happening and gives you the chance to make changes in all your most important relationships, personal and professional. The problem that Leos are facing right now is that you have tedious Saturn in your 5th House which relates to fun, kids and romance. As a result, some of you may be feeling like it’s not ok to have as much fun as you’d like. For others, romance feels dead! Can any of that change now? Yes! But you have to make a decision to schedule in times for fun and romance. Ok, it’s not fun or romantic exactly to schedule, but it’s what’s needed and it will work wonders!
Power date: January 6 – a very powerful day for you, use it or lose it!
Beauty tip: Beauty planet Venus is in your 8th House which means you have celestial permission to invest in some new makeup for the year ahead (the 8th House is your astro-money box).

There are two main astro-headlines for you this month. The first is that your planet Mercury ends his retrograde cycle. If you have felt as though you’ve been treading water, you should start to feel you’re moving forwards again. Mercury was reversing in 5th House of Fun so hopefully you have rediscovered some old ways you used to enjoy yourself. If not, you have until January 8th. What did you used to do as a child that could help you to release your inner child? The second headline is that this a potentially a super romantic month for you. Make the most of it!
Power date: January 29 – even the meekest Virgos will remember their magnificence!
Beauty tip: Loving and beautiful Venus is in your Love Zone, so make yourself more gorgeous so you feel confident in love.

So, how do you feel about a bit of love and romance? It’s in the air for you this month as your planet Venus meets soulmate planet Neptune and the New Moon triggers up your Romance Zone. Put it all together and your daily life could be more romantic than it has been for ages. Perhaps there is someone putting a smile on your face that you see every day. It could be someone you have had your eye on for a while. To really make the most of the stars this month, tap into your spiritual side with some meditation or yoga. You could find your intuitive powers really develop if you do this.
Power date: January 24 – a very healing day
Beauty tip: This is the month to get into some exercise routines – anything which gets the blood flowing is going to make you look even more beautiful. Start the year as you mean to go on.

This month brings a New Moon in your 4th House – in other words, there is the chance for some kind of restart or a second chance in your personal life. This could be connected with you moving house, buying or selling. Or it could be to do with a new start with a family member or someone you live with. Essentially, you need to decide which part of your personal or domestic life needs a new start. Also, as the Mercury retrograde ends on January 8th, you should find yourself feel far less confused by life. And that has to be good news!
Power date: January 10
Beauty tip: There is romance in your stars as well, so think about how to use makeup to make you feel gorgeous!

As is the way right now, January could be a pretty intense month for you – but equally, you could also end it feeling wiser. Don’t underrate wisdom! The hard planet Saturn is still in your sign (and will stay there all year), which means you’re the sign most able to learn amazing life lessons in 2017. However, not all of them are totally welcome, let’s put it like that. Sometimes you might wish for an easier ride, but if you can decide to really learn from any upsets this month, the rest of 2017 will be easier for you – almost guaranteed. Also a great month to make sure you’re getting your message across and work on your communication skills.
Power date: January 11 – don’t go over the top!
Beauty tip: A beauty spa at home with your mum or sister or friends is what the celestial beauty therapist recommends this month, as beautiful Venus visits your Home and Family Zone.



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