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Gemini Horoscope: January 2013

Persistence Pays

It's not easy to define expectations or follow the rules in relationships, yet this is exactly what's demanded of you as the month begins with the willful Sun and thoughtful Mercury in serious Capricorn and your 8th House of Deep Sharing. These transits reward you for knowing what you want and sticking to your commitments, but they may make life unpleasant when you are vague about your desires and let others take control.

Be patient on January 7, when aggressive Mars in your visionary 9th House of Future Vision slams into a tense square with restrictive Saturn in your 6th House of Habits. If your dreams of adventure or more creative work are stymied by the demands of your daily duties, don't give up; dig in with greater determination. You'll earn the freedom to explore new territory by taking care of business first. The earthy Capricorn New Moon in your 8th House on January 11 marks a fresh start in your most significant relationships. Set clear goals and restructure responsibilities to strengthen these alliances.

Your mind and heart are open to fresh concepts and new experiences on January 19, when the winged messenger Mercury and the radiant Sun fly into airy Aquarius and your 9th House of Travel and Higher Education. Pressure drops and hopes soar, lifting you above the dull predictability of your usual routine.

You're buzzing with a million bright ideas and there's so much you want to say with the expressive Leo Full Moon in your 3rd House of Communication on January 26. Additionally, supportive aspects from effusive Jupiter in inquisitive Gemini and innovative Uranus in impulsive Aries can cheer you on. However, a lunar square to strict Saturn demands discretion, so choose your words carefully and back them up with facts to make them stick.

Keep in Mind this Month

When you have a map in your mind of where you want to land in the future, your chances of success are infinitely greater than if you're making it up as you go along.

Key Dates for Gemini


January 3-6: Embrace the Unknown

Chaos erupts on January 3, when an electrifying Mercury-Uranus square spurs strange thoughts, leading unpredictable partners to provoke explosive conversations. To calm your agitated nervous system, concentrate on discerning the difference between a brilliant idea and a crazy one. Capable Mars' confident trine with optimistic Jupiter on January 4 fills you with enthusiasm to tackle physical challenges, initiate projects and impress people with your considerable charm. A careless Mercury-Jupiter quincunx on January 5 could encourage you to make promises that you can't keep. But the messenger planet's conjunction with dark Pluto on January 6 squeezes the fluff out of false dreams and forces you to focus on unforgiving facts. Facing reality's music can empower you with intellectual certainty, though.

January 22: Genius at Work

You are bubbling over with insights as witty Mercury forms favorable aspects with unorthodox Uranus and far-seeing Jupiter while the Moon is in your clever sign. You have the flexibility to shift mental gears to grasp unfamiliar concepts or alter the way you speak to address the needs of your listener. Make some space in your schedule for brainstorming so ideas can flow freely.