January 2012 Aries Career Horoscope

Time isn't money

Managing your time and energy and learning to operate at a more consistent pace is important this month. January begins with the Sun in hard working Capricorn and your 10th House of Career. This can be helpful professionally as long as you don't seek out any shortcuts and have the discipline and patience to handle a heavy load of obligations.

This solar transit puts a lot of weight on your shoulders, yet your ability to think of the whole organization rather than your own little part of it can earn you respect and authority. This is a good time to be ambitious as long as you're not in a hurry. Performing every task at the highest level of skillfulness can be the key to success.

Mars, your energetic ruling planet, continues its extra long stay in detail-oriented Virgo and your 6th House of Service and Systems. Yet even the most efficiently run projects may require some adjustments when Mars turns retrograde on January 23. Its backward motion will continue until April 13, increasing the chances of making minor mistakes, thus reminding you to be more vigilant than ever. The upside of this reversal is that you may get second chances to fix problems or pick up on missed opportunities.

This is also a time when you can reconnect with old colleagues or return to skills that you haven't used in awhile. In fact, some retraining may be helpful to sharpen your techniques. A healthy diet and exercise may also be critical to operating at the highest levels in your job.