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Sagittarius Horoscope: January 2013

Uphill Climb

You're naturally a person of big ideas and adventurous experiences who is typically more into doing things than having things. But material concerns may weigh heavily on your mind this month with five planets passing through goal-oriented Capricorn and your 2nd House of Income. January begins with the willful Sun, brainy Mercury and obsessive Pluto in this economically oriented part of your chart. Resourceful Venus joins them on January 8 to reward your persistence, patience and careful execution of a plan.

On January 11, the orderly Capricorn New Moon supplies practical energy you can apply with a clear sense of purpose. If you can shift from a strategic big-picture view to a perspective from down in the trenches where you're able to efficiently take care of business, you will overcome almost any obstacle. But if you're stuck in a dead-end job without an exciting vision of your future, spending time and money to learn the tools of another trade can turn your career in a desirable new direction.

It's time to take a break from your hard work when Mercury and the Sun fly into unconventional Aquarius and your 3rd House of Communication on January 19. New connections and original ideas bring more variety and excitement to your daily life. Interesting individuals are more likely to cross your path and inspire you with sparkling conversations. The travel bug may bite with the outgoing Leo Full Moon in your 9th House of Faraway Places on January 26, but Saturn's restrictive square might delay your takeoff. However, your ruling planet Jupiter's forward turn on January 30 in your 7th House of Relationships attracts helpful allies and raises your public profile.

Keep in Mind this Month

Establishing a steady pace of productivity and sticking to it may lack the excitement you crave, but the tangible results this produces are worth the sacrifice.

Key Dates for Sagittarius

January 4-5: Shifting Into Overdrive

A high-octane trine between hyperactive Mars and exuberant Jupiter gets you moving physically and mentally on January 4. Your over-the-top enthusiasm may motivate you to oversell or overreach, though. A tight-fisted Venus-Saturn semisquare is a reminder that limited resources or lack of support from others may constrain your efforts. Still, it's nearly impossible to narrow your focus as mental Mercury misaligns with a quincunx to Jupiter on January 5. You might try to skirt reality with flippant statements that are unlikely to accurately assess your situation. While stretching your mind reveals untapped potential, it's wise to do some serious research before you make any promises.


January 25-26: Delusions of Grandeur

Your powers of persuasion are strong with an inspirational Sun-Jupiter trine on January 25. However, you must have all your facts in order since a demanding Mercury-Saturn square will reveal any flaws in your argument. January 26 is complicated by the contrast between a playful Venus-Jupiter sesquisquare and a take-no-prisoners Mars-Pluto semisquare. Your mood could sour if your unrealistic expectations set you up for disappointment, yet delight will be yours when you can more carefully measure your desire.