Your January Horoscope for Aquarius
This month will have a slow start, but don’t assume it’s a quiet year. January will be different from the rest of the year. The reason this month will seem slow is that Venus continues to retrograde, a trend she started December 19 and will continue until January 29.
All living things need rest, and Venus is no exception, going retrograde every 18 months for six weeks. Venus has dominion over your physical residence and other property you might own, as well as over your family, including your parents. If you had hoped to buy a house and found out your bid was not accepted, or you got it but the contractor who is readying your home called you with problems that the walls have to be fixed before he can continue (as two examples), you can blame Venus. It would be best to sit tight and not make any major decisions until next month.
Mercury will be retrograde from January 14 to February 3, adding additional reasons you would be wise to avoid major commitments, including the rental or purchase of a house or a plan you have for your parent who is considering assisted living or another arrangement. Again, these are just examples.
Venus retrograde is not the best time to meet a new romantic interest—stay home and read a good book. February and March will be the best months of the year for that. Venus also rules beauty, so if want to get Botox or fillers, you might not like the way your face looks later. Of course, it’s also not the time for a surgical face lift or to ask your cosmetic dentist for veneers. Don’t dramatically change your hair now, either—sit tight (trims and touch-ups are fine, though).