Partnerships may be the key to your career this month. January begins with the creative Sun and communicative Mercury in your 7th House of Allies. Working with reliable and responsible people and demonstrating your capacity to take on tough tasks will build favorable alliances. If you're seeking employment or initiating a product or service, this is a good time to do it as long as you've prepared carefully.
In fact, the New Moon in Capricorn on January 11 occurs in this part of your chart, which can be a launching pad to a project or professional relationship. Excitement can be a good motivator and originality is a plus. But patience in your judgment of others is wise, especially when sociable Venus joins demanding Pluto on January 16.
This may be a testing time with associates. The potential loss of a customer, contract or co-worker can feel threatening. But tiny and distant Pluto is about addition by subtraction, so letting go of an individual or activity that's not absolutely essential can make room for more important tasks. Trust might also be an issue with this transit, so look more deeply into your connections to ascertain if they are with people upon whom you can rely.
The Sun's shift into quirky Aquarius and your 8th House of Deep Sharing on January 19 can throw some surprises into your job situation. Unconventional people or unfamiliar systems can put you off your game unless you're flexible enough to adapt to changes that will probably do you some good in the long run.