Managing information is very important this month, with the responsible Capricorn Sun in your 3rd House of Communication until January 19. Your ability to listen carefully and analyze what you hear is a major asset now. Expressing yourself in a well-planned and organized way is equally important. That may be challenging on January 3, though, when nerves are tight and unexpected news can alter plans. Stay flexible to adjust to sudden changes of routine.
Mental Mercury joins your modern ruling planet Pluto on January 6, leading to deep thinking and tough choices to take with you to work the following day. Your traditional ruler Mars slams into a tough square with stern Saturn on January 7, when precision in your actions makes the difference between success and frustration.
Professional relationships need to be handled with delicacy when sociable Venus joins provocative Pluto on January 16. Prioritizing your use of resources may require you to cut back drastically in one area to have what you need to complete a critical task. Don't stubbornly hold onto the past because the price of resisting change is going up.
You may need more private time to think about your long-term career options when the Sun enters Aquarius and your 4th House of Roots on January 19. This is a good period to reduce external responsibilities so that you can reflect on your current status and how that relates to your aspirations. Altering some personal habits might be the shake-up you need to put your professional life on a more interesting track.