January 2011 Gemini Love Horoscope

Building trust

A more serious attitude may be needed to shore up an existing relationship this month. January begins with the expressive Sun in responsible Capricorn and your 8th House of Intimacy. This requires maturity, planning, patience and commitment to build trust with your current partner or to get a new alliance off to a solid start.

It's tempting, though, to live in your head and play with ideas without making the physical or emotional engagement that's called for now. The reason is that romantic Venus is in airy Aquarius and your 9th House of Big Ideas. Talking about beliefs and principles may come easily, and connecting with a mentally stimulating person is understandable. However, the heart and soul of any union lies beyond thoughts and exists in the deep world of emotions.

On January 14 Venus leaves heady Aquarius and enters sensitive Pisces and your 10th House of Public Responsibility. This could earn you more attention at work, raising your self-confidence and your prestige. It might, though, tie you up with so many work-related obligations that your personal life can suffer from a lack of attention. Still, this transit does give you chances to show how kind and caring you can be. Just don't let pity replace love as it might temporarily help someone else but can undermine equality between you two in the long run.

New activity, people and goals are spurred by the Sun's transit into Aquarius on January 20, which will be repeated by your ruling planet Mercury on January 27. Both can inspire fresh goals and opportunities for travel and additional education.