January 2012 Taurus Love Horoscope

Compassionate connections

You might need a little more freedom during the first half of the month with alluring Venus in independent Aquarius. This transit occurs in your 10th House of Career, which can produce personal rewards as a result of professional success.

Your willingness to discuss intimate issues is tied to the Full Moon in cuddly Cancer on January 9. This happens in your 3rd House of Communication, requiring a greater capacity to talk about private matters and to be sensitive and open to others' emotional needs as well.

There's a significant shift on January 14 when Venus enters Pisces, her traditional sign of exaltation. The love planet's presence in this spiritual sign is a reminder to set criticism aside and stop thinking so much about relationships. Instead, it's time to tune into your heart with compassion for yourself and empathy for others.

Amorous Venus in idealistic Pisces and your 11th House of Groups is excellent for combining service to the community and personal pleasure. Connecting with someone through an organization also fits this planetary profile. If you already have a partner, shared participation in charity work can deepen your union.

January 14 could be especially sweet as Venus forms a favorable 60-degree sextile with expansive, optimistic and lucky Jupiter in your sign. Still, you may start backpedaling in pursuit of love when passionate Mars turns retrograde in your 5th House of Romance on January 23. Delays and complications in connecting with someone new or keeping the flame of desire alive in a current alliance may require more patience and attention to details now.