You may prefer to keep your feelings to yourself, and -- depending on the current circumstances -- that approach might work for you or against you.
Venus, the planet that rules love and how we tend to "flirt," is now in retrograde motion, and it will remain so all month. This Venus Retrograde cycle will have an especially deep impact on you, because Venus will retrace her steps in the most elusive part of your horoscope: the private, karmic-filled 12th house.
As it relates to matters of the heart, this will likely present an opportunity to overcome any anxiety you have as it relates to your feelings for someone close. This may not be easy, and a tense New Moon in the same area of your chart on January 1 might lead to an especially difficult time emotionally. The good news is that the tense Astrology in early January might be exactly what you need to prompt you to ask for help from a counselor or trusted advisor. Perhaps you're not meant to figure this out on your own.
In some instances, you may need to recognize and accept that the romantic feelings you have for that special someone are not reciprocated. Or, it's possible they are, however circumstances dictate the two of you cannot be together. An honest conversation with yourself on January 7 might lead to an internal breakthrough regarding a personal love-related situation.
Have you been living in the past? Are you in the habit of falling for someone you know you can never be with? Is the relationship you're currently in feeding your soul? Any or all of these questions will require an honest assessment. Think about your past love experiences. What is the common theme? How has this been working for you? In all likelihood, there's a short circuit and it needs to be repaired in order for you to love as fully and deeply as you really hope to. Thankfully, a New Moon in your sign on January 30, followed by Venus Direct on January 31, promises this fresh start. For now, do the work.