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January 2012 Astrological Love Forecast

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january 2012 love forecast

Love Life Ahead for January 2012 by Sign

The New Year starts off with quite a celebration, but the first month of it is more than just putting one foot in front of the other. January is often overlooked as we stare off into the horizon of the New Year. But love opportunities could arise this month as easily as any other. If you look too far into the future, you might miss that amazing catch right in front of you.

The position of the planets this month will have a direct impact on your partnership prospects. This January sees a few interesting patterns in the sky that can bring good things to those of us who are prepared down on planet Earth. The month starts off without a single planet in retrograde. Retrograde is the phenomenon that occurs when planets appear to move backward in the zodiac. In reality, they appear to slow down because of the Earth's arc around the sun.

The lack of any retrogrades is a big plus if you seek to move forward on projects, both personal and professional. Between the first of the month and January 23, all signs benefit from direct communication and see little chaos blocking their goals. On January 23, Mars turns retrograde.

This is the planet of action and rules masculinity. Everywhere, men and dominant relationship partners will be taking second looks at what they have and comparing it to what they want. Mars is the planetary ruler of Aries and Scorpio. Even with this slowdown of Mars, the focus on the future of your love life is written in the stars this month.

Mercury, the planet of communication, starts the month off in Sagittarius, which makes for a great party to get 2012 rolling. On January 8, it moves into Capricorn, just before the Full Moon. What seems casual and fun for the first week of the month might get serious with the influence of Capricorn, a zodiac sign that gets down to business. If you gave out a phone number over the holidays and had a date near New Year's, a call back after January 8 means this person intends to pursue you in earnest.

Venus is the planet of love and its position is always prominent in forecasting a month of romance or four weeks of celibacy. Venus spends half the month in Aquarius, a zodiac sign that is great for parties and casual flirting. The planet of beauty then moves into Pisces for the second half of January and warms up to more passionate displays of affection.

This is a time period when all are vulnerable to seduction. Beware of the silver-tongued promises of living happily ever after if only you will indulge in physical passion right now. By all means, submit if you are certain that you feel like giving in and living in the moment, but add some critical analysis to the words a hungry love interest uses. How do you know he will follow up on his impassioned assurances?

The Full Moon and New Moon are both important markers of relationship developments. The Full Moon is the peak of previous activity. The climax occurs on the weekend of January 7 and 8. Someone you met over the holidays will be reaching their full potential in your life. The question becomes one of keeping this person around and establishing a new plateau in the relationship, or creating distance between the two of you. The zodiac influences everyone and this person may be having ideas of where to take or dump the relationship.

The New Moon represents new beginnings. The New Moon in Aquarius is always a powerful new start worldwide as it also signals the start of the Chinese New Year. January 22 ushers in the Year of the Dragon. If you are single and lonely and want to start a soulmate search, getting down to business on January 23 will yield great results. Read your sign below for the best days this month to pursue an attraction.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    Mars is your planetary ruler and begs you to work on the love relationship you already have.

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    The second half of the month reminds you why you liked someone so much. Happy days are here again.

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    Mercury's foray into Aquarius rings in the New Year and signals to you to partner up sooner in the month rather than later.

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    The Full Moon will see your holiday love dreams come true. Better late than never!

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    The January New Moon on the 22nd is a call to partnership passion. Seek out commitment and it will find you.

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    Your Mercury ruler wants stability after a wild holiday season. If your love interest wants to party all the time, seek a calmer hand to hold.

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    The partner you had over the holidays is a keeper. Make sure to fan the flames of hot passion to keep things going all month.

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    Venus and Mars are building into an opposition for most of January. Better luck comes after Valentine's Day.

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    The weekend of January 14 and 15 sees your Jupiter ruling planet in harmony with Venus and you in deep kissing mode.

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    Friday the Thirteenth may be bad luck for some, but it is the luckiest day of the month to seduce the partner of your dreams

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    The planet of love is in your sign until January 13. Demand affection before then.

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    Venus in your sign makes you irresistible. Love is yours any day after January 14.

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