January 13th to 16th sees Venus retrograde (love, money, self-esteem, beauty) in Capricorn squaring Mars in Libra. Tension between what people want (Venus) and how they go after it (Mars) will motivate them. This energy pushes everyone to move, pursue or get creative. Note that Venus' retrograde (reversed) status suggests something that's based in the past, or under evaluation. There will be a Full Moon in Cancer (on January 15th) one day before the square peaks. Culminating issues involving needs, nurturing, dependency and safety will be thrown into the mix, but this Moon's stabilizing trine with Saturn (responsibility) in Scorpio adds reassuring structure to the outcome.
Venus Rx in your career sector squares Mars (your ruler) in your relationship sector, pushing you to achieve or show off. Competition (between you and your partner, or for your partner's affections) may stoke your fire. This can lead to some exciting moments, or it may offer just the right amount of initiative to boost your work performance. However, be cautious of demanding more than someone else can provide. If you mix work and romance, be aware that your reputation could be affected. The Full Moon in your domestic sector brings a home/family issue to a head (relocation, family discussion or parental issue). The trine from Saturn (in your sector of shared resources) suggests that financial/emotional support from someone can anchor you. Alternatively, your own financial planning/budgeting/personal boundaries can give you something to fall back on.
Venus Rx (your ruler) in your sector of opportunities squares Mars in your sector of routine. Actions that you take to deal with health, work, tasks or obligations can push you further/faster in the direction of a distant goal. Long distance travel, long distance romance, education or legal matters may be frustratingly delayed/out of reach, so use that frustration to power you forward. Tension between your day to day life and what's out there may point to a gap, but you have the energy to overcome it. The Full Moon in your communication sector pushes you towards a final decision or statement. Conversations can be pivotal (and emotional) but the trine from Saturn in your partnership sector suggests that someone close to you has your back, or can offer some grounding advice. All partnership discussions (romantic or professional) should proceed calmly.
Venus Rx in your sector of shared resources squares Mars in your sector of self-expression, suggesting intense, romantic moments or powerful new flirtations. Alternatively, you may find yourself seeking more attention or receiving a burst of motivation for a creative/personal goal. However, make sure that you're aware of what the other person wants/has, before you take that risk; emotional/financial resources may not quite match what you were hoping for. The Full Moon in your security sector can bring you to a now- or- never point regarding emotional security, relationship needs or salary issues. The trine from Saturn in your sector of daily routine indicates that meeting your health/work obligations or sticking to a schedule will bring you the most payback. It's not glamorous, but this is about sticking to what needs to be done.
Venus Rx in your relationship sector squares Mars in your domestic sector, stirring up tension/change involving partnerships and past habits. You can make some significant, romantic breakthroughs, or re-ignite a stagnant relationship, because this energy will push you past a domestic block or stale pattern. Don't be afraid to let it out and engage your partner in some constructive conflict. The Full Moon (your ruler) in your sign brings the theme of relationship change to a culmination; watch for an ending, leap forward or commitment. The trine from Saturn in your sector of self expression indicates that remaining focused on what's precious to you can keep things grounded and mature. These energies are especially supportive for couples trying to conceive, or having issues with their children.
Venus Rx in your sector of routine squares Mars in your communication sector, triggering creative ideas and solutions. Your comments/statements/emails (especially involving work or obligations) will be enthusiastic, but be careful you don't step on anyone's toes. Information about health can be motivating, even as it shakes you out of your complacency. The Full Moon in your hidden sector is supported by Saturn in your domestic sector. Rules/responsibilities at home/with family will dictate what is revealed and how it's revealed. Whatever comes out into the open won't be as upsetting as you fear.
Venus Rx in your sector of self-expression squares Mars in your security sector. Actions that you take around finances/self-esteem can work in your favour, as can putting re-evaluations (of how you promote yourself) into action. Not everyone has been receptive to what you've been putting out there, but a few tweaks can net you major, positive feedback. You'll be motivated to go after what you want, and you stand a good chance of success, as long as you treat your personal goals as if they're the real thing. New romance (or a past flirtation that's been re-ignited) can be especially hot. The Full Moon in your social sector trines Saturn in your communication sector, suggesting a turning point/culmination with friends/groups/the public will be underlined by calm words and authoritative statements. Verbalized rules are the key.
Venus Rx (your ruler) in your domestic sector squares Mars in your sign, giving you the drive to make changes at home, or assert yourself. Domestic relationships can benefit from the extra push you give them, and chemistry with a partner can be re-ignited. Don't be afraid to take action towards what you want. The Full Moon in your career sector trines Saturn in your sector of personal resources, suggesting a new job/position, exit from a job or any career transition will benefit you in the long term. Even if finances are tight at the moment, or you're feeling less than confident, you'll be able to build something on the foundation of this move.
Venus Rx in your communication sector squares Mars in your hidden sector, suggesting that creative ideas or appealing/affectionate words will be triggered by motivations that aren't obvious. This is fine, because everything doesn't have to be under your microscope in order to benefit you. Sometimes impulses move you (or others); don't question, just enjoy. The Full Moon in your opportunities sector trines Saturn in your sign, suggesting a favourable outcome involving long distance travel, education or legal matters. This will be something that you set in motion (through your work/focus) and now you'll reap the rewards (providing you did the work to begin with, of course).
Venus Rx in your sector of personal resources squares Mars in your social sector, suggesting that external competition or efforts to move ahead can boost your earning potential/self-esteem. But that all depends on what you do with the tension between what you want versus what they are saying/doing. You can be frustrated/impatient/jealous, or you can make some changes in your current situation. The Full Moon in your sector of shared resources trines Saturn in your hidden sector, indicating that debts, loans or your partner's finances will need to be dealt with. This subject may feel touchy/overwhelming, but if you take responsibility for your part, you'll find that events will progress more smoothly than anticipated.
Venus Rx in your sign squares Mars in your career sector. You can make significant progress on a delayed/forgotten issue (involving money, romance, self-esteem) if you move forward with your ambitions. Things are getting stirred up regarding career/reputation, but the tension between professional status and personal values can push you past a block. If you're not where you want to be, now's the time to change it. The Full Moon in your relationship sector can bring a partnership ending, turning point or formalization. The trine to Saturn in your social sector indicates that all changes are well-timed and in line with your future goals.
Venus Rx in your hidden sector squares Mars in your sector of opportunities, suggesting that background potentials/dreams/unexplored hopes will get a jolt. This will happen in the best possible way, as you're pushed to focus on something/someone that you've been ignoring. What you want is still gestating, but this energy is a reminder that you need to put some effort into it. The Full Moon in your sector of daily routine trines Saturn in your career sector, aligning professional goals with a health/work turning point. A health issue may need to be addressed, or tasks/obligations may demand attention. There may be only one option, but those limits will guide you in exactly the right direction.
Venus Rx in your social sector squares Mars in your sector of shared resources. Intimacy with an old flame, or a romantic connection that you thought was extinguished, can be re-ignited. Alternatively, shared finances (debts, taxes, loans, your partner's finances) can be addressed with creative solutions, or you may be motivated to get more out of what you have, thanks to the influence of friends/groups/acquaintances. The Full Moon in your sector of self-expression trines Saturn in your opportunities sector, solidifying a creative accomplishment, personal goal or chance to promote/perform.