This is a transitional month that begins with Venus, the planet of love, in the distant 12th house of your chart. This house is where we tend to back away from the frontlines of relationships to get a longer-term view of the situation. It might feel somewhat isolated, but you could enjoy having more alone time to process your thoughts and feelings. Getting attention is usually more difficult, especially with the Sun also in your 12th house until January 19. Privacy is more desirable now, which can take you out of the social spotlight.
There are, though, some high points that can spark enthusiasm, playfulness and romance woven through this period. On January 4, passionate Mars in your sign aligns favorably with optimistic Jupiter to provide you with plenty of energy for play and pursuing pleasure. Yet only three days later Mars slams into a tense square with restrictive Saturn that, at worst, puts the brakes on newfound fun or, at its best, inspires patience and commitment. On January 12 Venus squares your electrifying ruling planet Uranus to provoke unanticipated emotions and events. A flexible attitude and openness to unusual people and experiences can make this exciting instead of unsettling.
Although Venus will remain in your relatively obscure 12th house until February 1, you do get a wave of energy and enthusiasm when the Sun enters Aquarius on January 19. A boost of confidence and a bolder attitude lead the way to more creativity in your personal life that will grow even stronger next month.