Venus moves into traditional Capricorn on January 8th, but will experience a disruptive square from Uranus in Aries until January 12th. This will shake up "the rules" associated with relationships, money, values, appearance and self-esteem. Some people will be uncomfortable with these changes, and the fallout will be aggravating. Others will be pushed to establish or defend their personal boundaries. The New Moon in Capricorn (on January 11th) should provide some guidance about the next step (New Moons always indicate a fresh start and are an ideal time to set intentions). Overall, this week's energy is about liberating yourself from paralysis, self-defeating habits and long dead traditions.
Venus in your career sector heightens your awareness of what must change, what's outdated, restrictive or stodgy. Her tense contact with Uranus in your sign can see you pushing for more and/or breaking the boundaries between personal and professional. Your reputation can take a hit, so proceed with some awareness of potential consequences. It is time for a change, but you don't need to toss all rules out the window. The New Moon can introduce a fresh job opportunity/interview/position or chance to make your mark.
Venus (your ruler) brings intriguing long distance possibilities (romance?) or opportunities in education, travel, legal matters or publishing. Change is coming your way (the New Moon can open a definitive new chapter) but you may be impatient for things to happen ASAP. Events will unfold in their own time, and you simply can't rush them. Take the background restlessness that this transit is stirring up, and use it to work with events as they happen. Don't try to jump forward where nothing's been started (yet).
Shared finances (taxes, debts, loans, your partner's finances) or intimacy might get a shake up as Venus enters this sector. The disruptive contact from Uranus can trigger unexpected expenses or revelations, all from outside sources. Others (friends, groups, associates) may have more of an impact on your personal business than you're comfortable with, even if it's just related to the insights they provide. By the time the New Moon occurs, you'll be ready to move forward/move on/start fresh. If setting personal boundaries is a problem, this Moon can be an ideal time to establish them.
Partnerships can be tense as Venus moves into your relationship sector and is confronted with a square from Uranus. Areas of conflict might include career versus romance, public versus private and your partner's needs/obligations/authority versus yours. The tension will expose any relationship areas that have grown stale or rigid; this is not the time to be clingy. Use it creatively to set some new standards. The New Moon will give you another chance to start fresh. In some cases, a relationship may end just prior to this Moon (but only if it's in trouble to begin with).
Venus in your sector of work and health gets a makeover from Uranus; if you've been putting off duties/exercise routines or medical check-ups, this influence could present a sudden wake up call. Use this energy to jump back into good- for- you habits, or set some new goals. If existing routines/scenarios feel restrictive, you can freshen them up as long as you don't neglect what needs to be done. The New Moon can open an invigorating new chapter, giving you the initiative to organize, exercise and get back to business.
Venus in your sector of creativity and celebrations gets stirred up with the square from Uranus, presenting an unexpected new romance or opportunity to reach a new, personal goal. This innovative energy is fantastic for busting out of a rut or making you aware of what/who else is out there. But hold off on investing all your emotions or money; this might simply be a catalyst, rather than a long term prospect. The New Moon will tell you more about future potentials.
Venus (your ruler) moves into your sector of home and family, putting the focus on domestic relationships and home improvements. Routines based on family tradition will be jarred by the square to Uranus, and a partner may have much to do with this. Whether you're inviting someone new into your domestic sphere or they give their (unsolicited) input, know that it's time for a change at home. One thing that should not change; your commitment to establishing firm personal boundaries. What is your sphere of influence? The New Moon can introduce a whole new domestic chapter/relocation.
Venus in your thoughts/communication sector urges you to focus on what you really want, even as the square from Uranus introduces a surprising new option/revelation. If you start questioning what you "know" (or others do) consider that your set ideas could use an overhaul. However, this may simply be a case of you having to verbally reinforce your boundaries. The New Moon can produce some insights that support what you currently think, or point you in a new direction.
What you really, really need (financially or emotionally) is about to be challenged as Venus moves into your security sector. The same old things that made you feel good may be disrupted or even removed entirely. This doesn't mean everything that makes you feel safe will be abruptly cancelled, but it does mean you'll be compelled to examine a pressing issue (related to finance, romance or values), rather than just assuming it will always be there. The New Moon will give you a chance to set some new rules for yourself; watch for a possible increase in money or romantic commitment. Here's the catch; it may not look like what you're used to.
Venus in your sign is jolted by the Uranus square, resulting in a surprising incident involving money, appearance, love or personal values. The rules don't apply in this instance, and the disruption may arrive courtesy of a family member or domestic situation. Alternatively, you might have some set ideas about how a scenario will play out with your spouse, only to discover that they have other ideas. In all scenarios, consider if what you are preserving is worth it. Wait until the New Moon (in your sign) for the dust to settle and the next step to become clear. Overall, these influences suggest a powerful new beginning for you.
Venus in your sector of hidden things stirs up some intriguing possibilities/secrets/overlooked potentials. The square to Uranus can bring something (or someone) to your attention that you would never have considered before now. Alternatively, a background relationship/attraction may be abruptly revealed, whether or not you're ready for it. This energy can feel invasive and confusing (although it will be ultimately clarifying), so wait until the New Moon before you decide on your next course of action.
Venus in your sector of friends and groups can make you sociable and open to new introductions. You'll be attracting more favourable attention, and some of this may arrive in the form of a surprising romantic overture. This may or may not be what you want, but it's up to you to set your boundaries and make your desires clear. Alternatively, your finances could receive a jolt due to celebrations/socializing or the financial needs of others. Spend with caution, and think carefully before you give money to anyone. The New Moon can open a fresh social chapter that puts all these changes in perspective.