Happy New Year, Taurus. The month of January traditionally begins career season in the Taurus solar chart, as the sun moves into your career sign of Aquarius on the 19th. As 2013 opens, you have planetary permission to vigorously pursue your career goals from the get-go, as energetic Mars spends the entire month in Aquarius.
In fact, there are good days for your career and financial situation at the beginning of the month as Mars aligns with Jupiter in your money sector. Make no mistake, the end of the month, when the sun and Mercury also align with Jupiter, is also pretty darn good.
Feel your way through workplace politics this month, and you may be able to tell what your reward will be as the month wraps up. Jupiter in your financial sector is especially strong around January 30, so you may see some action in terms of your salary around then.
One caveat: this career energy is not peaceful energy. Mars is the planet of war and hostility, and Mars in your career sector can indicate the need to go to battle for your cause. Peace comes to your career sector next month, as Mars leaves and Venus enters at the beginning of February.
Speaking of Venus, she is the ruler of your sign, so the sectors she travels through are important for you each month. Let’s look at her travels in January. She starts out in Sagittarius, your sign of intimacy. This gives you a bit of good love energy during the first 10 days of January.
From the 10th of January through the end of the month, Venus is in your sign of long-distance and foreign travel. The best time to travel appears to be from the 10th to the 20th. During this period, the sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto are all in your travel sector. During the rest of the month, you may want to make sure you’re taking advantage of that career energy.
Finally, the influence of Saturn gains strength as January progresses. Saturn is in your sector of other people, marital relationships, partnerships, and so on. Saturn in Scorpio poses a bit of a dilemma for your chart. His placement there is frustrating and can make you feel like you are making no progress on your desires as other people’s needs or demands take precedence.
On the other hand, Saturn in this sector also makes you very aware that it is necessary to make nice and do your best to engineer harmony to the extent that you can. It’s like you don’t want to be so gosh-darn patient, but you know you have to be.