You may have to stretch your boundaries in romantic matters as the year begins. That's because your amorous ruling planet Venus is in limitless Sagittarius and your 8th House of Intimacy. You may attract more outgoing partners who challenge you to broaden your definition of what closeness is all about. If you're willing to take some chances, though, you could find fresh forms of pleasure that reignite passion in a current relationship or that might lead to a new one.
Yet even if you're way out of your comfort zone or surprise yourself by a newfound willingness to take risks, you're likely to feel a bit more grounded as of January 8. That's when Venus leaves fiery Sagittarius and enters the more familiar territory of sister Earth sign Capricorn. Reason, order, responsibility, and reliability are more appreciated with Venus in this sector of the zodiac.
Yet even though Capricorn is grounded, it is also ambitious and pushier than Taurus. This encourages you to take well-planned risks and to expect more of yourself and your personal life. The good news is that growing in these ways can be a step-by-step process so that you don't feel like you're suddenly in over your head. Yes, there may be surprises when Venus clashes with explosive Uranus on January 12, and an increasing intensity about your needs when she meets potent Pluto on January 16. Yet even if you hit an emotional bottom, you will have a deeper understanding of your desires and what changes are needed to fulfill them.