Your January Horoscope for Libra
You may have a contract or lease to sign, or you may be closing on your house, but you need to know that both Venus and Mercury will be retrograde this month. Venus is your ruling planet, which is why it is important to watch what Venus is doing, for when your ruler is retrograde, it’s harder to score a victory. It’s not impossible, but it is noticeably harder to grasp the prize you want. Venus started to retrograde on December 19 and will end its retrograde on January 29.
Venus also happens to rule your solar eighth house of other people’s money, so that house will feel Venus’ out of phase, too. If you need a mortgage, home improvement loan, car loan, venture capital for your start-up, or other sponsorship, it might take a little longer than you expect to get the approval. That’s why it would be better to get pre-approved before you find the house or condominium you hope to buy. If you’re going to rent, a simple credit check will be easier to get approved, assuming all is in apple-pie order. If you have been waiting for an insurance company to pay you for a claim you’ve put in, it will take longer than it should take, until after January 29.
There is another complication—Venus’ little brother Mercury will also go retrograde this month, from January 14 to February 3. Therefore, I feel it would be best to delay closing on a house from January through early February. It would be best to hold off making any binding agreements—verbally or with your signature. You will be concentrating on your home, and you may be tempted to buy a new TV or kitchen appliance like a dishwasher or refrigerator (as two examples). Buying electronic items in January—even a car, which these days has lots of electronic features—would not be wise. Sit tight, dear Libra. You will be glad you did.