You have an opportunity to make a splash in your professional life this month. January starts with the Sun in your productive sign, where it will light up your 1st House of Personality until January 19. This tends to increase self-confidence and helps you to come across as the reliable person you are. Demonstrating your leadership ability works well when you are disciplined and have a clear sense of purpose.
A major asset working in your favor this month is lovable Venus' shift into your sign on January 8. This provides stronger social skills and enhances your capacity to assess and motivate others in a gracious manner. It also makes you more attractive, which is worth enhancing by the way you dress and behave with others.
On January 12, however, Venus is lit up by electrifying Uranus in ways that can shake up professional alliances. Sudden changes in resource availability and personal assessment might occur, requiring you to adapt quickly to surprising circumstances. This transit can also awaken you to different ways to work with people.
If you're unhappy in professional relationships or how people evaluate you, Venus' conjunction with transformational Pluto on January 16 could bring things to a head. There's no sense showing anger or resentment, but it's certainly appropriate to recognize when it's time to let go and seek greener pastures. The Sun's entry into inventive Aquarius and your 2nd House of Money on January 19 could open you up to developing new talents and seeking unconventional sources of income.