You could feel like you're scrambling to keep up with others or you are dealing with irresponsible people when the month begins. Venus, your sociable ruling planet, is in expansive Sagittarius, where it stretches your emotional, financial and energetic boundaries until January 8.
This transit occurs in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, which can make you question the reliability and reason of others. However, it might also align you with an enthusiastic individual who helps motivate you to take chances, expect more from your career and expand your skill set.
On January 8, Venus moves into orderly Capricorn and your visionary 9th House of Big Ideas. The realization that you need more education is one possible expression of this shift. But it also combines the pragmatism and concentrated effort of earthy Capricorn with the high hopes and aspirations of this farseeing part of your chart. Ideally, you can recognize the long path that it will take to reach your next professional goal, providing you with the patience and commitment to achieve it.
The Capricorn New Moon on January 11 can also stake a flag higher on the mountain of success to inspire you to take your ambitions more seriously. January 16-17 are critical times when you may be concerned about resources. Venus joins potent Pluto, and you are challenged to let go of ideas, people and activities to focus your attention and resources on the most critical tasks. Then your ruling planet aligns favorably with responsible Saturn to calm your fears with a logical and workable plan.