Getting out of town, exploring unfamiliar territory closer to home, or connecting with foreign cultures adds spice to your personal life in the beginning of the month. Alluring Venus is in Sagittarius, which is compatible with your fiery Sun sign. She occupies this playful part of the zodiac and your 9th House of Adventure until January 8, which should pump up your passion for fun and games.
On January 4 your assertive ruling planet Mars gets into the act with an expansive 120-degree trine to optimistic Jupiter. This puts even more fuel in your tank, encouraging you to speak frankly and act freely. It's beneficial to try new experiences with your current partner or in pursuit of a new one if you're single and looking. Being truthful certainly has its upsides, but it's vital that you think carefully instead of blurting out the first thing that comes to your mind, especially if it's a critical comment.
If you go too far, you'll find out quickly enough as Mars runs into a tense aspect to restrictive Saturn on January 7. This is a time when you may be frustrated, but patience, discipline, and accountability will do you more good than blaming others. In fact, loving Venus shifts into Saturn's responsible home sign Capricorn on January 8 to increase the need for maturity. This may not sound sexy, but earning respect will be more beneficial for your relationship life than being seen as fun to be with but not especially reliable. Happily, you may get a little help from your friends with the Sun shifts into agreeable Aquarius on January 19.