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January 2021 Horoscopes Overview: Phoenix Spirit Animal (Oracle Card)
How fitting that January kicks off the new year with the energy of the Phoenix. A creature often associated with the Egyptian God Bennu, and later adapted into Greek myth as the mystical bird who, consumed in flames, is reborn from the ashes, Phoenix is a reminder of our alchemical ability to seek evolution, advancement and initiation.
Or, put simply, to slam the door on the past and start over. And who doesn’t want to do that, this January?
Phoenix points to your resilience and ability to find your true power in what otherwise seems to be your darkest hour. Creativity is often born of destruction and what we need to release clears the way for what we will now build.
As Phoenix carries the energy of Fire and of the Sun, it’s worth noting that this month, the Sun will transit into the wild and eccentric humanitarian sign, Aquarius. This month’s Full Moon in Leo on January 28th is a reminder of our need to balance personal ambition and love of attention and expression of the individual Ego (Leo) with our responsibility to society at large (Aquarius).
Just like the Phoenix, we may have a chance to discover our true inner power and glory, but then what? How will you use your strength and passion for the greater good?
This month, the planets are rocking and rolling in Aquarius, where we can expect the unexpected. By the time the Sun is ready to take the journey into the sign of the revolutionary Water Bearer, he will be met by Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, already making headway through this sign. You may suddenly become energized by progressive, revolutionary and creative ideas. Your potential to innovate and share your philosophical and spiritual wisdom on a broader scale may be aided by some new technology or discoveries. You may also become more interested in group efforts and being part of a team, working toward the same humanitarian goals.
Mercury will make his way past Pluto this month as the Messenger planet leaves traditional, grounded and over-responsible Capricorn on his way into Aquarius. In the first part of the month, you may feel as if your ideas and communication is stifled in some way, but as Phoenix teaches, a dramatic initiation is at hand. Don’t be afraid to dig deep in order to face the truth. Once you do, you may feel great relief because you can finally let go and allow your mind to become more open to the new, strange and unconventional.
Aries Spirit Animalscope: Rooster (3 of Wands)
Puff up your feathers and strut your stuff, Aries, this month you may feel like you’re on top of the world. Rooster is working with you and may have to make your voice heard. A wake up call may be in order now as well.
Rooster points to dawn and new beginnings and as the first sign of the Zodiac, so do you, Aries. This is the power you may need to start the new year with a bang. Standing up for what you believe in can be a matter of assertiveness and yes even pride, this month.
The Sun, Saturn, Mercury and other planets transiting into Aquarius this month can intensify your determination and give you a shocking and sudden sense of urgency and enthusiasm. The Full Moon in Leo also helps you to feel energized and sure of yourself. Not that you ever need a boost of confidence, Aries.
Rooster energy can help you make the most of innovative planets in Aquarius and protect you from chasing too many bright shiny objects and burning yourself out. You are a leader by nature, Aries, and this month Rooster will help you channel your intense energy and courageous nature so that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. Planning for the future is essential now, your foresight and wisdom can help others face the path ahead and your wisdom and instincts lead you to victory now.
Taurus Spirit Animalscope: Tyrannosaurus Rex
This month, Tyrannosaurus Rex is guiding you to protect your foundation but also to ease up and work as part of the team. T-Rex was social and hunted in packs, understanding that pooling resources in the group is the best way to get the job done. Yet when it came to the payoff of the hunt, well, T-Rex had no problem claiming what was theirs. It’s ok to establish some limits and not feel you need to constantly nurture others, especially when your own cup is running out.
This month, you may have to discern between the time and place for collaboration and the time and place to be self-serving without being selfish.
Just like you, T-Rex is sensual and takes cues from many arenas of perception, both physical and environmental. This is an ideal month to move slowly and observe the signals that surround you. Your body is your best instrument of divination, Taurus. You may go far by honoring your instincts.
One of the messages T-Rex grants you is the reminder of your true power. Rex, in T-Rex’s name is translated as King or Royalty. If you know your worth this month, Taurus, you may be headed for success.
And this is a good month for you to be open to working with power but also an important month to understand that power and control are not always the same thing. Mars enters your sign this month and around the fifth will come into conjunction with Uranus by the 17th, which has been slowly making his way through your sign for a few years. Mars, the Warrior, brings heightened energy and focus, a great boost of energy and confidence to help you succeed. Uranus is the planet of unusual breakthroughs, windfalls and revolutionary sweeping changes.
“Revolutionary change” aren’t exactly words that appeal to your security loving nature, Taurus, but T-Rex is working with you to remind you, “You’ve got this.”
The conjunction between Mars and Uranus will come to a disruptive aspect with Saturn and the Sun in early degrees of Aquarius. There is simply no way to know exactly what this will trigger because when Aquarius and Uranus are involved, the motto is “Expect the unexpected!” Yet it may be helpful to keep a few things in mind. What you crave as security, especially financial security, is subject to dramatic change. Yet this is also a time of great awakening and transformation, and can lead you to understand the value of money and the energetics of money as a means of exchange, in radically different ways. To be clear, this does not mean a loss is specifically in store. It is more likely that you may come to completely revamp your attitude and beliefs when it comes to what used to make you feel secure and what you used to value.
So these clashing aspects mid month may challenge you to rethink what you assume to be unalterable, unshakeable and a guarantee. You may have a chance to free yourself of limiting assumptions and beliefs about money, finances and other measures of value and security that are no longer useful.
And through it all, T-Rex energy is guiding you to know your strength and your influence. T-Rex helps you own your power and not see power as something external, only measurable by what you’ve acquired or by a number in your bank account.
Gemini Spirit Animalscope: Owl
Can you hear Owl calling to you this month, Gemini?
Owl is leading you to recognize your wisdom and the power of your connections to others. Owl has long been renowned for their connection to the Moon and Divine Feminine. Yet Owl is also a symbol of the intellect and strategy.
How appropriate for you, Gemini, as the intellectual Messenger of the Zodiac. Knowing when to speak and when to listen in silence is essential this month. Your planetary ruler, Mercury the Messenger, is bidding goodbye to the sing of Capricorn and venturing into Aquarius this month on January ninth.
You may feel as if your mind is suddenly on high alert, sharp, restless and full of great ideas. Owl can help you ration your mental energy, sticking with the strategies and ideas that are most helpful and keeping you from spinning your wheels and distracting yourself by going in a million directions at once.
Owl is associated with hunting, perception and vision. This month, though excitement abounds, try to let Owl help you narrow your focus and follow the best path forward to success. Owl is associated with the Moon, so the Full Moon in Leo later in the month on the 28th may be a time of great awakening for you.
During this time, you may feel fully immersed in your creative powers. It may also be easier to assert yourself now and show your true colors, lighting the way for others as a mentor or guide.
Though you love to chat and are a social butterfly, Gemini, this month may be the ideal time for you to practice keeping the confidences of others, as Owl may guide you to do. Information and knowledge are power and Owl is here to help you channel this power appropriately rather than being too open and transparent.
Cancer Spirit Animalscope: Kiwi Bird
This month, the charming and eccentric Kiwi is hiding right in plain sight, reminding you of the importance of adopting this strategy. What you seek may be right in front of you, are you paying attention?
At the same time, Kiwi is reminding you to avoid the spotlight and instead, be discreet. Like you, Cancer, Kiwi is intuitive and associated with psychic awareness and intuitive wisdom.
Also like you, Kiwi is prone to taking love and partnership seriously. This may be the time for you to settle into a relationship that will be your main person for life. Kiwi birds mate for life, and so may be leading you the way to a soul mate or partner who is closer to home than you realize.
Kiwi is also known for their nurturing style and attentiveness to their young, the males taking a serious role in the process of protecting and incubating eggs.
You are no stranger to this, Cancer, as everyone knows you are family and home oriented. Thus Kiwi’s connection to you is clear and it will be easy for you to follow the guidance of this wise bird and tend to your nest, home and family, but avoid making yourself the center of attention now.
Your ruling planet, the Moon, transiting Virgo on the third through fifth can make this a good time for you to pay attention to your routines and self care.
During the week of the twelfth, the Moon will make a marathon of conjunctions with Venus, the Sun, Pluto and finally Saturn as she transits through Capricorn. This may be an optimal week for dramatic transformation and advancement in love, business and career.
Remember Kiwi’s message during this week especially. You can nurture your family, business or goals, but sometimes it’s best to not show your hand too soon. Keep your strategies to yourself during this time, but be open to opportunities to follow your intuition to success.
Leo Spirit Animalscope: Mermaid
It won’t be hard for you to connect with your feminine nature this month, Leo. Between the Full Moon in Leo on the 28th and the presence of the embodiment of feminine power, Mermaid, guiding your path now, you may feel free to fully indulge in all things nurturing, compassionate and intuitive now.
Mermaid is considered to be an ambassador of a civilization beneath the sea which some associate with Atlantis. Mermaid, as half woman and half fish, is an obvious symbol of duality. The part of you that wants to remain logical and intellectual, rational and creative, may now blend easily with the part of you that is emotionally deep and sensual, romantic and intuitive.
Your ruling planet, the Sun, is headed out of stodgy Capricorn and into Aquarius, a placement that makes you feel so much more free to be your unique and quirky self. This leads you to reflect on your unique personal traits and gifts, your creativity and talents. But an intense desire to be a part of the solution will also compel you to break down boundaries.
You may feel, like the Mermaid, as if you are delving into new territory, peering beneath the surface of the water in search of new treasures and discoveries.
Some people believe Mermaid lured sailors off course or even caused chaos and shipwrecks. Now that the Sun is transiting from stable Capricorn to erratic Aquarius, you may also feel like you are becoming distracted by the lure of a siren’s song. You may even become the source of distraction for others.
You can revel in a bit of drama, but be careful to not get too caught up in chaos now. This is the ideal time to look at how you can use your unique dual perspective of the intellectual and emotional, to help others and serve society rather than causing turmoil.
Virgo Spirit Animalscope: Rat
Now Virgo, no doubt your fastidious nature and devotion to purity and cleanliness may lead you to cringe a little at the mention of Rat, but before jumping to conclusions, let’s analyze Rat’s message thoroughly.
Rat, often getting a bad rap as the bringer of pestilence or an omen that the restaurant you’re dining in is not up to standard when it comes to cleanliness, is actually not a “dirty” animal at all. They take hygiene as seriously as you do.
Also, much like you, Virgo, Rat is extremely resourceful. Rat’s message to you this month has nothing to do with disease and pests, but rather is a positive message about your ability to get down to the tiniest of detail. This month, you may have a special knack for taking stock of what is in your presence and making a silk purse out of a proverbial sow’s ear.
Sometimes, your analytical and perfectionistic nature can lead you to become so caught up in what could go wrong- a natural precaution- that you look right past the tools that could help you succeed. Rat is ensuring you don’t do this in January. Let Rat help you recognize the power at your disposal in any situation. Think of Rat like a cute, furry MacGyver, coming through for you at the eleventh hour with some ingenious way to blend a bit of dental floss, a paperclip and chewed bubblegum to construct some kind of master plan to help you get out of a situation that you may not be able to easily see your way out of when left to your own devices.
On or around January fourth, your sign’s ruling planet, Mercury, will make his way speedily by Pluto, the planet of dramatic and intense change. Though you like to be practical and efficient, around this time you may feel a heavier mood or a sense of needing to dig deep to come to terms with a change or loss that makes you feel unsettled at first.
Let Rat help you find the hidden gifts and resources even during this weighty time of change and deeper inner reflection. A few days later, around the tenth, that energy will shift and you may feel more uplifted, enlightened and inspired. Mercury, at that time, will be rubbing elbows with benevolent and philosophical Jupiter in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius.
Dear Virgo, no one will accuse you of being careless, ever, but during this time, Jupiter’s benevolent and hedonistic energy may play on your thoughts and plans, and you may become more open to unique, unusual or even strange ideas. Let Rat help you test some of these ideas and theories against your practical, grounded nature, before reacting on impulse.
Libra Spirit Animalscope: Otter (Six of Cups)
Libra, this month playful Otter is frolicking into your life to help you shake off the burdens of work and toil and reconnect with your inner child. No one needs to twist your arm to embrace creativity and playfulness, but luckily Otter will go to no such extreme measures anyway.
You may feel as if Otter is whispering to you to splash around in the waters or joy, love and romance. You may feel like spending more time arm in arm with your love, much in the same way Otter loves to float while holding onto their partner.
But Otter isn’t just about romance, dear Libra. Otter is also nurturing and compassionate and represents the ideal parental (maternal or paternal) energy that you possess. Whether you have children, nieces, nephews, grandkids, or a furbaby, or whether your “baby” is a business or other dream, this month, let Otter help you playfully nurture and find joy in these interactions.
As of the ninth, your ruling planet, Venus, heads from playful and expansive Sagittarius into Capricorn. Now, this transition can bring a greater sense of obligation in love, relationships and business or finance. A playful fling may turn into a greater commitment. You may also have to make a decision between splitting your energy and attention among many casual relationships and focusing in on one relationship to which you will make a commitment. The heaviness involved in this narrowing of your focus may make you feel overwhelmed.
Enter Otter, ready to remind you that love and commitment don’t mean you have to belabor your relationships. The fun and games don’t end when responsibility and commitment enter the picture. You can maintain the carefree and playful romantic energy you’ve been enjoying even as things start to become more serious.
Scorpio Spirit Animalscope: Komodo Dragon
In the dark of winter, Scorpio, you are now being guided by the energy of Komodo Dragon. Not that you need a reminder of how to be protective, ferocious and nurturing, but just for added oomph, this creature is now helping you to lay a protective claim to what you’ve worked for.
Yet where you do need Komodo Dragon’s help this month, Scorpio, is when it comes to minding what you say. Komodo Dragon, like you, can convey power and authority in appearance alone. Anyone who sees you, knows that just in the way you walk and carry your head high, you are a force to be reckoned with. Like Komodo Dragon who is often given free reign to saunter through markets and public squares in their native home of Indonesia, the respect and deference others show you is obvious. People know when to pay homage and when to get out of your way.
Yet this month, on several occasions, after the 18th, the Sun in Aquarius will square your sign’s ruling planet, Mars, which is trying to help you make headway in earthy Taurus. Your sign’s other coruling planet, Pluto, is also in the final degrees of Capricorn and forming a square with Mars. It may feel as if two different aspects of yourself are arm wrestling with each other, battling for authority.
This can make you feel a bit touchy and tense. You may also feel compelled to speak impulsively, something you don’t usually do, as you know the power of secrets. When Mercury passes by Pluto on the 4th, you may feel compelled to clear your conscience with a cathartic release of things you’ve needed to say but haven’t. Try to still be discreet even as you release this pent up tension.
When Mercury enters Aquarius, though, impulse may trigger you to speak your mind without regard to the consequences. This can cause friction and unexpected drama, especially later in the month as Mars is cozying up to Uranus in Taurus around the 18th creating an intense and lightning-bolt-like effect on your finances.
You’ll really need to remember your Komodo Dragon like nature. Try to let your stature and confidence do the communication for you, rather than going into attack mode.
Sagittarius Spirit Animalscope: Spider (High Priestess)
Beneath the passionate, carefree nature that marks your personality as so unique, Sagittarius, there is also a wise, sage intuitive side. This part of your personality is in the spotlight this month as Spider is helping you weave a web that will sustain you in the new year.
Though you aren’t known for being subtle, the Spider Spirit Animal energy working with you now is helping you to tone down your passions and pay attention to the higher guidance of your intuition.
This may be a challenge for you this month as Venus is transiting through your sign. So while love and romance may be in the spotlight now and it is a great time to show those you value just how much you love them, your dreams and grandiose vision for showering your loved ones and yourself with luxurious pampering may become a distraction from what your inner intuition is whispering to you.
Moderation is not typically your favorite word, but this month more than ever you may need to turn down the music and step away from the dance floor just long enough to hear the subtle intuitive guidance Spider brings to the table. You can return to the party, promise.
Spider has a knack for webweaving and you have a gift for networking. If you let yourself mingle and listen deeply during your many social encounters this month, you may pick up on the higher guidance you’ve needed.
The Full Moon on the 28th can play on your passions and desire for independence, which is all well and good. You may just want to make sure that, like Spider, you are crafting a web that gives you an advantage by drawing on others’ wisdom and not trying to do everything by yourself.
Your ruling planet, Jupiter, has just undergone a Grand Conjunction with Saturn in the sign of the revolutionary, Aquarius. You may feel compelled to break new ground or indulge in your desires. Your philanthropic, humanitarian nature may be triggered now but you may also have to balance your personal desires with what is good for the collective and society at large.
Spider is whispering to you, helping you to mediate a conflict between your desire for absolute, unbounded freedom, and your need to remember that no one exists in a vacuum. When you listen to this guidance, you may be able to navigate through the month and find a path to satisfying your own desire for expansion, growth and dramatic change while also showing up to be of service to the larger community.
Capricorn Spirit Animalscope: Gorilla (Seven of Wands)
This month, Gorilla guides you as the Sun sets on Capricorn season later in the month and rises on Aquarius season. Gorilla brings reminders to be true to your convictions. Don’t let others weigh on you or try to influence you.
Gorilla can sit like a steady rock and this month, you can stand your ground this way as well.
Though you can be steadfast, you also prefer to work diligently in the background and let others make a fuss. Yet this month, Gorilla is trying to help you to claim your ideas and values and make your voice known.
Don’t shy away from speaking the truth, even if doing so brings you into conflict with others. Gorilla helps you maintain balance between being too concrete and demanding and closing off options.
Are you allowing others to connect with you even as you hold true to your beliefs and opinions? You can ease up your rigid boundaries at times, let Gorilla energy help you discern when to open the doors, and how far.
Gorilla won’t let you slack this month, so if you’re feeling the post-holiday burnout, Gorilla is going to demand that you channel your energy into something productive. Usually not a hard task for you, Capricorn. Pluto is holding strong in your sign still and so it may feel as if you are moving through the day with heavy weights on your shoulders. But Gorilla energy can help you discern what requires your attention now and what is wasting your time.
Aquarius Spirit Animalscope: Snakes
Aquarius, you may have felt a surge of excitement to see that Snake is guiding you this month, and that is no surprise. While others may be afraid of Snakes, you know better than to believe the propaganda that paints this beautiful creature in a sinister light.
Always out of the underdog, or underreptile, you may already know full well that when Snake slithers into your life, you are about to embark on a powerful initiation that awakens your higher consciousness and helps you experience altered states and personal, spiritual advancement.
Just what you always crave.
Snake is here to help you shed your skin and embrace a transformation that helps you merge with your higher self. And Snake isn’t working alone. So many planets are going to be parading through your sign this month, each bringing a special shake down that helps you break out of confinement and restrictions and strive for your ideals.
Saturn and Jupiter, the proverbial two Old Kings of the solar system, start off with a grand entry into Aquarius as December came to a close. They are both still making their way through your sign and will be for many months to come. Questions of what is ideal, what is necessary and what is broken may continue to resurface. By the time their transits are complete, everything from your career to your home to your ideas about money and finance, politics and law, may be completely transformed.
On a more immediate level, Mercury will enter your sign midmonth and between the eighth and tenth you may feel like your mind is incredibly sharp, active, creative and tuned in to some otherworldly wisdom. You may instantly find the ability to break out of old patterns or habits and feel as if you’ve been “red pilled” as you suddenly see the world differently than you did before.
All the while, Snake will be there waiting patiently, guiding you to your mission. Healing, transformation, change and initiation are all key words to keep in mind this month.
Between the fourteenth and twentieth, your emotions and intuition may seem more intense and erratic. Remember that all forms of growth bring some discomfort, much like psychic or spiritual growing pains, you may feel energized or even restless. The Sun enters your sign on the twentieth which can lead to a surge of creativity and willingness to be seen and heard, even sharing some of your most eccentric ideas and beliefs.
Remember that, like Snake, this is a time of transformation. So many new ideas and plans may appeal to you this month, you may want to slow down and not commit yourself to one solid plan of action until you’ve had sufficient time to brainstorm and see what opportunities come to the surface.
Snake connects you to your Ancestors and so your connection to otherworldly guidance may be heightened this month. You may also feel as if you are on fertile ground when it comes to your creativity and artistic interests. Let Snake help you see your projects through to the end.
Some believe Snake is in tune with the rhythms of the Earth and perhaps this month you will also feel the slightest shifts of energy on a much more profound level. Try to keep yourself grounded so that this and the intense energy of many planets transiting your sign don’t lead you to get carried away and unmoored.
As much as your Air Sign nature is empowered and in full force this month, Snake reminds you that it is the Earth that balances you and the energy of the Earth element can keep you from getting lost in space. Spending time in nature can help and you may even commune with Snake through your connection to the Earth.
Many new changes may be on the horizon for you but this can be an important time to let Snake help you pace yourself so that you don’t become like a lightning bolt, sending intense energy in different directions but with nothing anchoring you to your core mission.
This month, let Snake show you how to channel your energy toward your higher growth, transformation and ascension.
Pisces Spirit Animalscope: Nautilus (Ace of Cups)
How appropriate, Pisces, that Seahorse is slinking joyfully to guide you this month. You have a lot in common. Peace loving, lucky and compassionate, plus, Seahorse is known for nurturing because it is the male who carries the babies to term.
Like Seahorse, you may just want peace and tranquility this month, yet you’ll need to deal with an undercurrent of unsettled energy. Don’t bury your head in the sand at the bottom of the ocean now. Your sign’s ruler, Neptune, clashes with the planet of love and value, Venus in Sagittarius when this month begins. You may have to work through illusions and deceptions in order to share the love and create greater compassion and understanding like you yearn to.
Also, as we go into the fifth of the month, Neptune’s opposition with the Moon in Virgo may compel you to sort out some business that you would prefer to ignore. Yet details you can’t get away from must be dealt with in order to resume your tranquil, peaceful calm state of mind, knowing your foundation is all set.
Take a cue from Seahorse. When the waves become rough, this creature will use their tail as an anchor, wrapping it around a sturdy piece of seaweed, and ride out the turbulence.
You may need to do this, especially around the fifth of January, as you receive a reminder that you need to buckle down and take care of some practical business before being ready to kick back and relax.
But that’s no sweat for you, as Seahorse reminds you to take everything in stride and not get caught up in the storm around you.