Your January 2016 Love Horoscope Is Here (And Trust Us, It's GOOD!)

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Happy New Year! Welcome to YourTango's monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your astrological sign to see what kind of love and romance January is bringing your way. Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)  


Mercury the Messenger will turn tail and go retrograde on January 5. While many people think this is a tense astrological time, I'm here to tell you that this is really just a time to review and revise. As such, you might see an old love come back into your life. And, it does look as if this could happen in an unusual or even a surprising way. I suspect you two will feel like not a day has passed, no matter how much water is under that bridge. The Sun will pack up — heading into this sign and house on January 20, so get out and about. Place social activities at the top of your to-do list!

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) 


WOW! This month, generous and expansive Jupiter is in your 5th House of True Love, Passion, and Romance; because of it you'll have the time of your life! The good times will get even better on January 13 and 14, as the Sun and Mercury add some heat. Not to mention, some great communication (read: interactions) to this party of potential partners (or playmates). They will both weigh in from your 9th House of Travel, so get out that suitcase and pack your cares away.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) 


Venus, the Goddess of Love will spend most of this month in your 7th House of Partners and One-On-One relationships; all of this will take place in adventurous Sagittarius, a sign that shares your own sense of restlessness and curiosity. This bodes very well for your encounters, especially if you're single (which could certainly change around January 12). Keep an eye out for a new admirer who could come telling stories that delight and entertain you.


CANCER (June 21 to July 22)


Aggressive Mars is in intense and sexy Scorpio this month. So, if you're currently not seeing anyone, that could certainly change if you get out there, wearing your heart on your sleeve.

You might get lucky (wink) on January 17, 18, or 19 and you just might meet someone who occupies all the space in your heart and head. This special someone will fascinate you in a major way, so make sure that you take the time to get to know anyone who catches your eye ... before you spend serious time batting your lashes at them.


LEO (July 23 to August 22)


Is that a voice from the past you hear whispering sweet nothings in your ear? Why yes, yes it is. In fact, you might even hear more than one as Mercury turns retrograde on January 5 in your 7th House of Partners and One-On-One relationships. You might suddenly hear from someone you haven't spoken to in ages who decided to look to you for an old hook up. Don't get overly excited quite yet, as circumstances might keep you from meeting up until next month. Rest assured though, they are on their way to you as I write this.


VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)


The sizzling Sun, Venus (the Goddess of Love) and Mercury will all spend a little time in your 5th House of True Love this month! So get ready for a lively and lovely social life. The thing is, with Mercury set to go retrograde from January 5 through January 25, an old lover could come back into your life asking for a second chance to romance you.

Just a word of caution, think long and hard before you get involved again, unless you're positive that you have new answers to old problems — problems that plagued you in the first place. Otherwise all systems are GO!


LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)


If you're not seeing anyone at this particular time, you're about to have plenty of chances to get together with someone wonderful and new this month. Even better? The stakes are twice as high come January 12, when lovely Venus forms an easy and enthusiastic trine with electric Uranus. But because Uranus is involved you should get ready to meet someone under some highly unusual circumstances. This is literally the stuff that love-at-first-sight is made of, so keep your eyes open and enjoy the view.


SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) 


With generous and expansive Jupiter taking up real estate in your 11th House of Friends and Groups, you'll feel quite sociable  — having a real blast this month. Invitations and offers, and then, more invitations are coming your way. Although, all of this might feel exhausting, it will also be tons of fun! Mercury turns retrograde from January 5 through January 25, so all of this getting out and about might encounter some delays and glitches ... but don’t let that frustrate you. Take your time and know there are plenty of great people waiting their turn to take a spin across the floor with you.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)


You've never had any problem gaining fans and making friends. And, whenever you do, you easily keep them on a long-term basis. That said, somewhere around January 12 and 17, lovely Venus enters your sign; also proving more than happy to bring all kinds of interesting new people your way. And yes, chances are they'll have stories that might end up being music to your ears.


CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)


The Sun will head off into your 2nd House of Finances and Income, followed in short order by Mercury and surprising Uranus, neither of whom are particularly patient. If you've been sitting on your hands and waiting for the repayment of any outstanding debts, January 20 may be the day when you decide that it’s time for that repayment to happen. Once you feel financially more stable and secure, you will easily attract admirers — admirers who like that sense of courage and confidence that you exude.

AQUARIUS (January 22 to February 18)


Venus, the Goddess of Love, will stay on duty in fiery and funny Sagittarius until January 23, and since this puts her magnetic energy in your 11th House of Friends and Groups (+Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams) at no time this month will you feel lonely. In fact, I would put money on you attracting admiration and attention of a friend-of-a-friend who is just ga-ga over you. This could be someone who lives in another state, even if it's a state of mind to win you over hook, line, and sinker.


PISCES (February 19 to March 20)


Lovely Venus will spend her time in Sagittarius and your 10th House of Professional Recognition and Reward, as well as dealing with people in power and/or authority figures. This energy will swirl all around you until January 23, giving you a good three weeks to show off all of your charms and promote yourself ... both in your personal life and in your professional one, as well.

Trust me, with Sagittarius on board it won't be hard to get that promotion, bonus, raise, or even a new love. If you're already attached you will see your current love life heating up in different (wonderful) ways.


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