The New Year begins with your key planet Venus stuck in reverse. She will continue to backpedal in the 4th House of Roots until January 31, which can get in the way of earning the respect and attention that you deserve. However, this is a valuable time to smooth out professional relationships and to reconnect with people from the past. Old colleagues can help to shore up your self-confidence and provide perspective on your career plans. In fact, you might even think about making a radical change about where and how you work.
The ambitious Capricorn New Moon on January 1 is restless, indicating suddenly changing circumstances or alterations of mood. You don't have to do anything bold right away, but it's certainly worthwhile to look at your aspirations and way of going about business from a fresh angle. Running your own business is a possibility with the transit in your 4th house. But if you're already the boss, you could be getting itchy and bored with current tasks and responsibilities. If you can find other ways to fulfill your obligations, maybe with the help of an employee or partner, you will be freer to approach your long-term goals with a sense of excitement.
Difficulties with authority figures are certainly possible, whether you're the one chafing against the control of someone else or are tired to following your own routine and rules. Fortunately, the Sun's shift into airy Aquarius and your 5th House of Expression on January 19 offer creativity, courage and original ideas.
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