January starts with plenty of romantic potential thanks to amorous Venus' presence in your 7th House of Partners. Attracting an adventurous person and being more risk-taking yourself can provide plenty of excitement. If you already have a partner, it's time to spice things up with new and different activities. Otherwise, boredom can undermine what you've already built.
Be careful with words and avoid jumping to conclusions on January 3 when your chatty ruling planet Mercury collides with ingenious but reckless Uranus. While bright ideas and intellectual breakthroughs are possible, a lack of self-control could release explosive words. In fact, there's a very serious mood on January 6 that's about facing the music in your personal life. Whether it's dealing with tough issues with a loved one or digging deep into yourself to recognize where serious changes are needed, this is no time to take things casually.
That idea is good to keep in mind as well when Venus enters responsible Capricorn on January 8. This begins a four-week transit in your 8th House of Intimacy. The good news is that if you're willing to be patient and clear about long-term goals, you can put yourself on much more solid ground. Increasing trust with the one you're with and taking yourself more seriously are keys to earning the respect that deepens alliances. The rewards can be even greater now but it will take more effort to get them. Being honest with yourself and sticking to your word are keys to relationship success this month.