Happy new year, Aries. January is Capricorn and Aquarius month. Capricorn is your career sign. Aquarius is your sign of hopes, wishes, and goals. Those areas are the two major focus points of your solar chart in January, with your annual career new moon taking place on the 12th. This is when you can begin a major new career initiative if you feel moved to.
The turnover from Capricorn to Aquarius energy occurs on the 19th of the month. The career energy may be a bit stressful until then; you’ll likely feel better during the last 10 days of the month. Even if you feel a bit of pressure in your professional life, it’s good to know that Venus in Capricorn will have your back after the 9th. You may not notice the effects of Venus in a major way; they can be subtle. But Venus will try to help make things more pleasant or enjoyable in your career.
The Aquarius energy is quite potent this year because Mars is in Aquarius all month. Mars only visits Aquarius once every couple of years. Having your ruler in your sector of goals is often helpful for being able to see alternatives, outline your choices, and take small actions now to move you toward your long-term aspirations.
There’s also a tiny bit of education energy left over in your chart via Venus in Sagittarius until the 9th. You can use this to sneak in some easy and pleasant learning or classwork. Career-oriented learning is the most favored, but any short class or seminar that inspires you would be good. Venus is also the planet of beauty, so some sort of art class or design or decoration or makeup study could be fun.
There’s a full moon in your solar sector of pleasure on the 27th. This can be used to wrap up some sort of hobby-related project. It is not the time to start anything new.
Neptune is moving forward in your solar sector of long-term health, psychological well-being, and addressing chronic issues that prevent you from achieving wellness. Theoretically when Neptune gets going, you have the opportunity to experience healing on some level. That could relate to any sort of healing, including weight issues, which so many people focus on every January.