January 2012 Libra Career Horoscope

Practice patience and persistence

The first three weeks of January are about getting organized and completing unfinished business before you take on any major new projects. The month begins with the serious Capricorn Sun in your 4th House of Roots, which is more about laying down a solid foundation than jumping ahead from the starting line. Family matters may take more of your time than usual, which is why it's important to shore up your base before adding fresh responsibilities to your agenda. Patience and persistence are particularly important now because this is a period to plant seeds that will sprout later in your professional life.

You may, however, still have a good time with your alluring ruling planet Venus in your 5th House of Fun and Games until January 14. Making presentations and coming up with creative ideas are constructive ways to use this playful transit.

Then, on January 20, the Sun follows and enters quirky Aquarius and your 5th House of Fun. This should embolden you to express yourself more openly. Taking risks by sharing your bright ideas makes sense. Sure, you may be pushing some creative edges with concepts that are a little too radical for some people. But if you've done your homework and know what you're talking about, you could shock the world with your originality.

Still, with evaluative Venus in sensitive Pisces and your 6th House of Skills then, you may take criticism too seriously. Consider the information instead of your feelings and you'll be able to discern whether it's useful or not.