January Horoscopes + Rachel Lang

Rachel Lang is a professionally certified astrologer and healer who works with individuals, small businesses, and corporations. An internationally recognized speaker, she also hosts workshops and offers classes, retreats and meditation groups. Rachel loves helping people identify and heal challenges or roadblocks in life. She supports them in decision-making processes by mapping astrological trends and forecasts to offer a glimpse of what’s ahead. Her favorite part of her job is writing horoscopes and articles for LVBX Magazine. You can find out more or schedule a session online at http://rachelclang.com

Aries (March 21 – April 19):

As an Aries, as soon as you reach a peak in your career, relationship, or any other area of your life, you begin looking for a new mountain to climb. The reward is often in the pursuit. Because of this, you can grow impatient or frustrated when your manifested goals seem less exhilarating than you imagined. When you land your dream job, you sign yourself up for hard work and responsibility. Manifesting a romantic partner presents challenges, too, like when you learn she leaves dirty clothes on the floor or he watches too much TV. The remedy for this pattern? Make it a habit to focus on the positive and practice gratitude for the manifestation of your deep desires. Remember with appreciation how badly you wanted the life YOU made possible. You are a powerful creator, Aries, and you can have anything you want. Therefore, use your power wisely, and focus your energy on making what you have even better.

Your commitments could be tested this month, especially concerning your career. 2018 could be a year to take your professional goals in a new direction. You are in a period of peak performance, and as a result, you might feel somewhat stuck, ready for a new beginning. Focus on what you really want for your future. Reserve judgment, too. What you want might not be practical in others’ eyes. You do you! You were born to take risks and lead others. Sometimes, taking a leap of faith can result in a successful outcome.

With hopeful Jupiter in your eighth house, you might consult with a financial expert and consider making changes to your investments. If you have been in an application process for a loan, you could receive favorable news on January 8.

Uranus, the planet of surprises, stations direct in your sign on January 1. As a result, you could receive news about a delayed project. After a slow December, now life is finally moving forward again.

In love, commitment is your keyword. If you are single, commit to doing something generous for yourself this month. Keep your heart open. If you feel impatient about your love life, socialize with friends to connect with others, even if you don’t quite feel like going out. Sometimes, it helps to break through resistance, as we can resist what we most need during times of change and growth.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20):

As a Taurus, you have a remarkable ability to remain committed once you make a decision. You go all in. This is a blessing and a challenge, though. For, you can’t always recognize when you’ve hit the ceiling and stopped growing in your job or relationship. You may feel frustrated or even sick, but you still resist making a change when you’ve long outgrown your current circumstance. So, do you need a sign from the universe pushing you in the direction of change? Here it is:


To get out of any rut, take an adventure and go somewhere new, even if just for a couple of days. Or read a good piece of fiction and escape through a story. You might also consider writing or take a class to change up your routine. What do you most fear trying or pursuing? The answer to that question may give you clues about next steps you can take to live a more expansive life.

After January 19, your focus turns to your career, and your emphasis shifts to brand awareness and promotion. If you own your own business or work independently, you might consider launching a PR or marketing campaign. No matter what your professional role, January is a favorable time to seek opportunities or secure new clients. Brush up your resume at the beginning of the month, and send it out at the end of January.

The Full Moon on January 1 highlights your social life. You might want to plan a spontaneous New Year’s get together with friends. Or you could find yourself moving from party to party. This is an excellent time to make new friends, either in person or through the wonders of social media. If you are single, get out of your routine and meet someone new. Jupiter’s influence in your seventh house brings expansion through relationships, and it could help you call in the one. If you are in a relationship, you might have some challenges to push through early in the month. Try not to take things too personally; it is all about to shift for the better. In the meantime, if he or she tries your patience, go back in time and remember how you first fell in love.

Gemini (May 20 – June 20):

As the new year kicks off, you probably have one thing on your mind: Money. A powerful Full Moon on January 1 activates a Grand Water Trine in all areas of your finances and career. Dream big for 2018, and you never know what might manifest with this kind of start! Have you created a vision board for 2018? If not, set aside time early in the month to do this. Rituals like this help solidify your intentions through symbolic representation. They help make your dreams and goals a reality.

At the beginning of the month, try not to let busy work overwhelm you. You have extra motivation to achieve success, but you do not need to let your health suffer. Find balance by getting proper rest. This is especially true on January 6. Here’s a tip: If you start to feel overwhelmed or anxious, take a 30-minute break before those emotions escalate. Change your perspective by stepping away from your usual work environment. Try taking a walk or doing some light yoga, or you could even work from a coffee shop. Small shifts make a big difference.

On January 9, you could receive news about an investment opportunity, loan, inheritance, or line of credit. Probe deeper and do your research. This could be a goldmine, but you need to read the fine print. You might want to wait until the New Moon on January 16 to move forward just to give yourself enough time to seek advice and guidance. If you are forming any new business partnerships at this time, consult with a legal representative to fine-tune any contracts. As a free-spirited Gemini, you want to ensure you have some flexibility to change your mind without repercussions.

On January 17, Venus moves into compatible Aquarius, signaling a time of adventure and romantic connection. This could inspire you to take a romantic getaway with your special someone later in the month, even if only for a couple of days. If you are single, you may meet a long-distance connection. Let go of expectations and have fun. When Mars enters your opposite sign on January 26, you and your partner may have a few challenging conversations. Trust this is part of a growth phase, and you will make it through. Try not to take criticisms personally, and remember that having fun is good preventative medicine.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22):

This could very well be the best month of the best year of your life. How is that for a horoscope? That doesn’t necessarily mean it will be easy, but it will be rich, deep, rewarding, and life-changing. Love—in all its manifestations— is the big theme for you. What do you want to learn about love? How to attract more of it into your life? How make loving relationships last? How to receive more love from others? How to express your love more fully? Think about this question this month. The universe is opening and expanding your heart chakra through acts of kindness and generosity from others. Open yourself to receive all that goodness. Only by truly receiving (without feeling guilt or obligation) can you experience the joy of giving.

Marriage and partnership are prominent themes in your horoscope this month. If you are in a loving relationship, you may decide to take your romance to a whole new level. If you are single, you might feel finally ready to let your guard down and fall in love. If you are happily married, you might want to start a family or build a new nest with your special someone. If you are in a challenged relationship, you can reassess and even recommit to loving in new ways. All of this culminates with the New Moon on January 16, when that love energy reaches a new peak.

On January 1, a Full Moon in your sign activates a Grand Water Trine between dreamy, idealistic Neptune, and passionate Mars. This influence heightens your sense of hope for the future. This is an excellent time to establish goals for the year. You might even want to create a vision board to help your manifestation process.

In business, you could form new partnerships this month that set you up for greater success. New people entering your life could feel like “angels” here to help you out. Reserve judgment, as sometimes things aren’t too good to be true.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

2018 could be your year! It’s true. You have some dynamic influences to experience this year, and your overall outlook is exciting! It’s a relief after two intense and challenging years. But first, you have some minor lessons to master. Namely, lessons in compassion and detachment. Think of this as your month to live the Middle Way.

Now that the holidays are over, people are heading back to work, rushing to meetings and feeling some stress. Because of this, you could encounter some annoying or irritating situations. Of course, I hope you don’t! But if you do, think of them as opportunities to be more centered. When someone near you crunches their chips, talks loudly on the phone, cuts you off in traffic, or argues a point, you might want to find your Zen place and practice compassion. Otherwise, anxiety and frustration can burn inside of you, and you really don’t need all that stressful energy.

On January 1, a super Full Moon activates your spiritual side. Pay attention to signs, symbols, and synchronicity to know you’re on the right path. You may receive guidance in strange ways from unlikely people.

Professionally, you have everything you need to build a new beginning, though you may need to develop your skills or work to lay a strong foundation first. Your goals will manifest over time; keep going strong!

Love is a definite highlight at the end of the month. You may talk to your special someone about making a change in your living situation. Perhaps it is time to take your relationship to a whole new level. If you have had relationship challenges, you might have some work to do as a couple. Be honest with one another about your issues, but communicate with kindness and compassion. On January 9, you might consider doing something adventurous to help move through relationship challenges. If you are single, use this month to focus on you. Pamper yourself! The better you feel about you, the more you generate magnetic attraction.

 Virgo (August 23 – September 22):

Welcome to 2018! I’ll be honest; last year had its challenges for you, Virgo. You had pressure from Neptune, Saturn, and Chiron. At times, you may have questioned yourself, wondering if your dreams were too lofty to manifest into reality. Life offered you a few tests, and you had to blast through your comfort zone to overcome those challenges. Did you succeed? You will find out very soon, and I suspect you’ll receive favorable news early in the month to help confirm you’re on the right track. So, keep pushing forward with faith.

On January 1, a Full Moon activates a powerful Grand Water Trine. For you, this influence touches all of your relationship houses. This is a prime time for networking, partnering, and collaborating with others, professionally and personally. Relationships will become a significant theme for your year, in fact. This is just the beginning. New people are coming into your life like angels, waiting to offer assistance, guidance, and support when you least expect it. This month, practice asking for more, allowing others to help, and saying “thank you” often to adjust to this 2018 vibe.

Your words have power this month; use them wisely. Make time on January 6 to work on any looming writing projects or important emails to send out. Let success be your motivating force. This is also true if you have a proposal or pitch to deliver or meeting to attend. Avoid getting into unnecessary conflicts or debates; focus on the common ground.

The New Moon on January 16 is promising for those of you who have been trying to welcome a baby into the family. Those of you with little ones might be busy this month, especially on January 8-9.

Now, let’s circle back around to relationships. Saturn, the planet of commitment, has just entered Capricorn in your fifth house of romance. Over the next three years, your current relationship could become more serious. Even if you’re happily married with children, you can find ways to strengthen your bond. This month, you can receive a preview of what’s to come. If you desire a deeper connection with your special someone, you might want to communicate how you feel honestly. For those of you who are single, be open to surprises. This month offers hope for making genuine connections. You do not need to play games. It’s time to get real to attract real love.

Libra (September 22 – October 22)

Embrace your distractions this month! After all, they can serve a purpose. Once you find the reason for them, you can regain focus. As a Libra, you sometimes allow yourself to become distracted when you are in resistance to something big; when you caretake others; or when you have too many feels. The bottom line: Getting pulled in different directions by different people keeps you away from you. Your challenge this month? Embrace your distractions, but do not allow them to run your life. If you can do this, you can accomplish anything this year!

The month starts with a powerful Full Moon in Cancer that activates your finances and career. Set your New Year’s resolutions high, and establish solid financial goals for yourself. You have the motivation to make more money than ever before, and you might even have a little luck to back you up.

If you have been considering buying or selling real estate, you could receive favorable news early in the month. The New Moon on January 16 illuminates the possibilities. If you want to renovate or redecorate your home, begin the process on January 8, when Venus and the Sun team up in your fourth house.

Others’ needs could seem overwhelming this month. If you have family members who are ill or in crisis, you may be called to help. Try to find balance in it all. Remember to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you help others!

Your love life takes an interesting turn on the 17th when your ruling planet moves into compatible Aquarius. Expect surprises, especially if you are single. The Sun’s movement into Aquarius (and your fifth house) after January 19 spells romance until mid-February. With all of this planetary focus in the most romantic, enjoyable part of your chart, you might meet, fall in love, or marry your person. This is also a favorable influence for making babies if you so desire.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):

Welcome to the new year! With Jupiter, the planet of opportunity and luck, in your sign for most of the year, expect life to offer you a few surprises and some exciting new beginnings. 2018 could be YOUR year, in fact! How can you manifest all of this goodness? Relax and let go of control. Let your divine source take the steering wheel, and trust. This can be a challenge for you, Scorpio, but it is a big theme for your year.

Early in the month, you might focus on self-promotion. If you are an entrepreneur or self-employed, you can use the influence of a Grand Water Trine on January 1 to post something inspirational on social media, update your website, or reach out to new clients. Don’t wait for a spotlight to find you, create one and step into it. If you are a job-seeker, you might brush up on your resume. You have a gift with words on January 8, which is excellent for writing or even pitching new ideas. Your finances will improve throughout 2018; for now, focus on your long-term goals and make decisions accordingly. You’re planting seeds.

Your ruling planet, Mars, teams up next to Jupiter on January 6. This is a great time to start working out with a personal trainer or doing anything that requires energy and motivation. That said, you might feel extra feisty. So, watch your words, especially with those sensitive people in your life.

After January 17, you might desire to spend more time at home curled up next to the fireplace or cuddling with your special someone. This is a great time, too, to start a home renovation project or update your decor.

Your love life grows hotter and steamier each day this month. If you are in a relationship, you might want to take an out-of-town adventure with your partner, especially on January 8-9. Single Scorpios might have the thought, “I’m finally ready to meet my person. Universe, help me manifest love!” With the Full Moon on January 1 activating a powerful Grand Water Trine, the universe might fulfill your wish.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):

This year looks up for you, Sagittarius! The past couple of years have been challenging with Saturn, the planetary police, in your sign. Kind of like driving down the freeway with a patrol officer right next to you watching every move. You’ve had to move more cautiously and carefully than usual. There are rewards from Saturn, though, and you will start to see them this year. In fact, the harder you’ve worked over the past two and a half years, the greater the acknowledgment and recognition in all areas of your life. So, breathe a sigh of relief! Today starts a whole new chapter in your life.

We start the month (and year) with a big focus on your finances. You may have spent more money during the holidays than you expected, or perhaps you have established larger financial goals for 2018. You will build more wealth and savings over time; for now, you might benefit from more conservative budgeting.

The New Moon on January 16 signals a change in your relationship with money, one less restrictive and more abundant. Ask yourself: Am I undervaluing my talents and skills? Perhaps it’s time to ask for a raise or brainstorm ways to earn more income. Your creativity could pay off.

On January 1, the Full Moon activates a Grand Water Trine, and you could receive a spiritual awakening of some sort. Insights can come from all sorts of places, like messages in movies, oracle cards, astrology readings, conversations with friends, wisdom from children, or inspired thoughts you have in the shower. Look for clues and symbols in your environment, and follow synchronicity. Let the day be purely magical, and it will reveal significant themes for your year.

In love, Venus moves into a compatible sign on January 17, signaling a time of magnetic attraction. On January 26, Mars, the passion planet, moves into your sign. Whether you are single or involved, you can expect to have a good time at the end of the month with these two relationship planets moving in your favor.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Happy birthday! You might want to start this month off with a teeth-whitening treatment because you could be smiling all month long! Sure, there will be birthday celebrations and gatherings with friends, but the smiling you’ll be doing has more to do with the manifestation of deep-seeded desires. Ask yourself: What have I wanted more than anything? Chances are, your dedication and hard work will pay off. You could even get more than you imagined!

This month kicks off your new solar year with a super Full Moon in your seventh house of partnerships. Your sentimental side could overshadow your practical one; so, go with it! Who knows? You could find yourself making a spontaneous proposal or asking to take your relationship to a whole new level. Commitment is your keyword.

It is also an excellent time to form strategic partnerships in business. You may consider working with an agent or representative, especially on January 8. Sign any contract solidifying a business deal early in the month when the Sun is in your sign. January 1-19 features favorable influences for taking strides forward in your career. On January 16, the New Moon in your sign means you could steal the spotlight. If you have been thinking about how to reach a whole new audience, you can brainstorm and strategize for success early in the month but execute the plan after that New Moon. Mercury enters your sign after the tenth, offering its light to help you work out all of the details.

January starts your new year with hope and possibility. Focus on excellence, and success will be yours. After January 19, you could even see more monetary success.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):

As an Aquarius, you have an interesting challenge. You love your friends, and you also love your freedom. Setting up boundaries to get your “you” time can be tough when your social circle is so wide. Plus, you’re often the one others call in times of struggle or stress. That can leave you in a bind, wanting to give and, at the same time, pull back. We are communal creatures, each with different gifts to offer the world. Because of that, you can’t be everything for everyone. There are times, too, when you have to ask for help — one of your great spiritual lessons.

You could find yourself juggling several responsibilities early in the month. Delegate and ask for support. You might be surprised by who shows up to help! Then, in the middle of the month, take your “you” time. Retreat for a few days to recharge after the hectic holidays and start of the new year.

This month kicks off your year with a Full Moon that activates all aspects of your career. Set your 2018 professional goals sky-high because you have favorable influences for accomplishing great things. If you have been thinking about making a significant professional change, wait for the right time. Leave with a bang, and your colleagues will talk about you for years to come. Make any big moves after the Sun enters your sign on January 19.

If you have had doubts about life or a recent crisis of faith, keep searching for inspiration. Doubt invariably leads to faith, and the toughest times can generate the greatest breakthroughs. You’re in line for those right now. You might want to read motivational books or listen to your favorite self-help podcasts this month to receive guiding messages.

On January 17, Venus enters your sign, and your love life could get interesting. If you are single and looking for a relationship, you might consider online dating. After all, Aquarius is the sign associated with the Internet and social media. If you are involved, you and your partner could plan a romantic getaway at the end of the month to make the most of this Venus energy. No matter your relationship status, you can expect flirtation and fun at the end of January, just in time for your birthday season.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20):

2018 could be YOUR year! It starts with a bang on January 1, when a Full Moon activates a Grand Water Trine. Make the most of this powerful energy and do a little creative visualization. What do you want to manifest in your life this year? The possibilities are limitless for you. Truly. What’s the key to making remarkable things happen in your life? Aligning with the right people and asking for support. This can be challenging for a generous person like you. After all, others call on you for help, and you almost always answer yes. This year, try reciprocity. Giving AND receiving. You might consider exercising your receiving muscles by practicing reaching out for friendship and support.

If you’ve been thinking about running for office, starting a crowdfunding project, or producing a film, now is the time to kick off your campaign. You can win over any audience with your genuine kindness, and your sense of humor is a definite plus! Leadership is a theme for you throughout 2018. You could be asked to serve in a greater capacity.

Your spirituality and sense of faith are undergoing an expansion process, as you rethink your childhood beliefs and ideals. With all of this new insight and awareness, you may have an opportunity to travel, especially at the beginning of the month. Who knows? You might even consider living abroad for a period of time. Adventure expands your awareness about life and opens your mind. This month, the thought of it energizes you for the future.

Love and commitment go hand in hand this month, as well as throughout the year. If your relationship has been rocky, stay dedicated, even if you have a few more ups and downs. You might want to see a counselor or attend a relationship workshop to dive deep and heal the underlying issues. For those of you who are single and calling in your special someone, let hope lead the path toward belief. Can you feel the love on the horizon? Yes! Stay with that feeling. Now, you’re manifesting! This month is big for love. Update your dating profile and socialize as much as possible. January 16’s New Moon is excellent for this, and you could even meet someone new.



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