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January 2018 Monthly Love Horoscope


     


photoA Triple Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn Highlights Important New Insights for 2018!

The New Year begins on a serious note with Pluto, the planet of transformation, currently half way through its long transit through Capricorn, poised to form an important Triple Conjunction with the Sun and Venus.

Pluto forces us to dig deep into our psyche in search of critical insights that will help us to understand where our obsessive desire for power and control may be creating problems for us. What we discover about ourselves during transits of Pluto can be shocking and very uncomfortable, but at the same time deeply healing, leading to a kind of rebirth.

This January 9th, as it meets up with the Sun and Venus in ambitious Capricorn, Pluto may set in motion certain events or realizations that focus our minds on our subconscious attachments to money, status and social approval, and how these may be impacting on our relationships.

Questions We Should Ask Ourselves This New Year:

Because Pluto in Capricorn can make us overly fixated on worldly achievement, the first question we need to ask ourselves is to what extent we are putting our professional or material aspirations before the wellbeing of our love lives. If our mind is habitually directed more towards work and money than towards romance, quite obviously we will need to make some major shifts in our priorities if we wish our relationships to thrive.

At the same time, Pluto in Capricorn can also arouse a deep need for social respect and acceptance and a fear of going against the status quo. So let’s also think about how concerned we are about keeping up appearances in our relationships, even at the expense of our personal happiness.

To what extent are we simply going along with others’ expectations of us rather than following our true heart’s desires? Does fear of social judgment and condemnation hold us back from making the critical changes in our love life we know deep down vitally need to be made?
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Let’s Get Serious!

The presence of energizing Mars in Scorpio (the sign ruled by Pluto), in a strengthening sextile aspect to Pluto, adds further weight to the intensity and seriousness all of this self-searching.

So to sum up, January 2018 definitely isn’t the time for superficial, throw-away New Year Resolutions. Our self-realizations, and the intentions and actions that arise out of them, are critical with the potential to change our lives in a very big way!

While the first half of January is the time to be thinking deeply about the personal attitudes and behaviors which are negatively affecting our emotional and romantic happiness, the New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th is the time to put into effect the necessary changes that stem from our New Year insights.

Thankfully, things lighten up towards the end of the month as Mars moves out of smoldering Scorpio on 26th January and enters happy go lucky Sagittarius. With most of the hard work out of the way, and our New Year Resolutions done and dusted, it’s time to look forward optimistically to the future and start enjoying the exciting romantic year ahead.

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