Happy New Year, Leo! This month your ruler the sun is in Capricorn and then the sign opposite yours, Aquarius. This month, sun in Capricorn coincides with a new moon eclipse in this sign on the 4th. Capricorn represents the 6th house in your solar chart, the house of job and of health. A straightforward interpretation of this eclipse would be getting a new job, perhaps unexpectedly. Another straightforward interpretation would be starting some sort of new health regime, such as a plan to lose weight (Capricorn is the only sign that truly likes to lose weight.) Although something else may happen, and although the eclipse may pass you by if you don’t need much help in these areas, the straightforward interpretations often work. Even without an eclipse, a new moon in Capricorn is always a good time for you to begin a new health or weight management program.
As the sun moves into Aquarius on the 20th (joining Mars who enters that sign on the 16th), it is supposed to make you more conscious and intention-driven with regard to your relationships. Some astrologers also say that your half birthday is kind of like a cosmic mid-term exam that gives you feedback on how you’re doing. It can also be considered a time of re-setting for the next six months of your solar year.
January also sees activity from Mercury and Venus in your solar 5th house. These influences bring attention to your love life and social life. Put them together with planets in Aquarius and you’ve got a pretty good month for romance going on.
As for a peek at 2011, some changes start this month. Jupiter moves out of Pisces and into Aries on the 22nd. Aries represents the sector of your chart that deals with beliefs and plans and intentions for the future. Jupiter will be joined by Uranus in March. Theoretically, both of these influences will help you march forward with a sense of purpose. Neptunian weirdness will move from your relationship sector to your 8th house, where it will probably hang out below the surface of your awareness. This happens from April through July. Then Neptune will move back into your relationship sector for a final attempt to bewilder you before moving on for good in 2012. Jupiter will also move into your career house in June and stay there for the rest of the year. The sum total of all these influences should be that you will finally be able to have a greater sense of where you’re going in life and why you want to get there.