January Horoscope for Libra

 (September 23rd - October 22nd)

Get ready to take a bow, you’re going to be acknowledged for the work you’ve done. The rewards in your work life only highlight the need for more personal or family time. Welcome to the eternal struggle between work and home. These two essentials well never balance themselves to perfection, so it’s important to keep a conversation going – it helps you see the effect your choices have on others.  

The Libra challenge is relationships, the ability to become a partner and work together toward common goals. Relationships are difficult for most souls, primarily because they demand you know who you are and what you want. That’s a pretty hefty mission, one that is always evolving as you grow and learn. Sharing a life is magical when the priority of both parties is to make the other happy. Then compromising is not difficult -- it just happens. Men and women used to marry early and so they were shaped together through common experiences. Today, marriage is postponed and some don’t want an official paper even if they are living together. Joining forces is a lot more difficult when you’re used to having things your way. In fact, for many couples it’s like living separate lives, but sharing a common space. My advice is, if you find the right person take the risk. If you wait too long you may lose the ability to enjoy the magic of being the best you can be and still feeling you’re a part of something greater than yourself. 

There are two Full Moons in January. On the 1st it affects your 10th and 4th houses – career vs. family. Your mission this month is not to hide from the limelight – it’s your time to shine when it comes to your profession. You’ll either love what I just said, or shrink in fear because you’re not comfortable with attention. It’s important to be recognized for your achievements. If your focus has been your career, those who have been deprived of your time and presence may speak out and ask for more. And if you’ve postponed your goals in order to enjoy your life, then perhaps it’s time to focus on getting the work done.  So find a way to improve the balance. Compromise is part of living.  It’s an asset, not a failure. The more you can compromise by knowing what’s important and what isn’t, the easier it is to be happy.  The Full Moon on January 31st will set off your 11th and 5th houses – friends and pleasure. This will be a total lunar eclipse. What you discover during a lunar eclipse is your shadow, the fact that you are not a perfect being. Don’t be surprised if you come face to face with your flaws due to a friend or a social event. Whatever happens, don’t get discouraged, learn from your mistakes and realize that no one is perfect. 

With Saturn having recently entered your 4th house of the home and family, the issue of comfort and security has become a focus. It’s time to reevaluate how you’ve structured your life. Everyone needs a place to rejuvenate from the demands of the world. If you have been fortunate enough to create a space where you can relax and recuperate from the stress of work and life, then success will be easier to achieve. And do pay attention to your need for positive energy around the work place. With Cancer ruling your 10th house of career, your environment is always an issue. It’s important to like your co-workers  – if they’re negative, you’ll suffer greatly. So make your work environment a priority, not the paycheck when you’re looking for a job.  

Saturn this month makes a magical trine to Uranus and you have an opportunity to merge the best of what could be with what is. The past and future are meant to work together. This is your chance to bring new ideas into old patterns. On January 11th Mercury will join Saturn in Capricorn. Communication will become more serious as you establish or debate the structure of your life. If you’re living with someone do sit down and have a conversation, this is a great time to work out whatever is bothering you. 

There is a powerful Mars \ Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio with a trine to Neptune this month. Mars \Jupiter fuels your ambition and helps you focus on your goals. Neptune lifts your spirit and helps you reach for more than you ever thought possible. Direct this amazing energy toward what’s important and you’ll advance quickly. This is your moment to climb the ladder of success with ease. Be prepared, be organized and take a risk for your dreams. With Pisces ruling your 6th house, what often holds you back is your fear of saying no – disappointing others. You can’t really succeed until you overcome this fear. Go for respect and love will follow. Giving is essential to happiness, but learning when and how to give is an art that a Libra needs to learn.

This is the first month of the New Year and your resolutions for self-improvement may be weighting you down. Take on one thing at a time and see if you can get others to share your goals. When you have to answer to someone other than yourself, it’s easier to keep going. No matter what happens, I wish you a Happy New Year. May this be the year your dreams come true.


Libra Horoscope by Linda Joyce