Heading into 2014, love may not be the first thing on your mind, but money sure is. If single, this will likely distract you from romance, although a sexy conversation with someone on January 17 might prove electrifying.
If attached, you may feel as if it's time to get down to business with your partner, and draw a few lines in the sand to divide what's "mine," "yours," and "ours." That's because Venus, the planet of money and love, will be retrograde all month long in the area of your chart that rules earned income. Until January 31, you'll have an interesting dilemma that involves reassessing your personal worth, while also figuring out how much you can -- or should -- rely on your mate's resources.
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There may be quite a few reasons for this situation. Perhaps you've decided to go back to school to earn an advanced degree, or to take a certification course that would enable you to earn more money in the long run. Or, it's possible you've caught the entrepreneur bug, and have risked it all to launch a new business. The problem is that now your expenses may be quite high, while your income doesn't seem to match up. If you're in a relationship, however, it's possible your mate has been generous enough to help carry you financially through this stage. From the first of the month onward, however, that set-up may prove to be more of a challenge. You are no longer comfortable taking more than you give.
Try not to be so hard on yourself, and realize this is only a temporary set-up. Your partner appears to believe in you, and he or she may send reassuring vibes on January 17 and January 24. This is a month to focus on getting where you want to go. Be grateful you have such an extraordinary support system to help you along the journey.