There’s a lot going on in the universe this month, and it might have a big impact on your sex life. All of the planets are moving direct in January, making you feel fired up and ready for action. That feeling is especially powered by Uranus, the planet of inspiration and trying new things, which goes direct on the second. Basically, now is the time to whip out any Ana/Christian fantasies you’ve been harbouring.
Venus, the planet of love and relationships, shifts into a sign of friendship on the 17th, leaving you with a craving to just want to be with someone special. The month ends on a seriously high note with the full moon and total lunar eclipse on the 31st. This major movement sparks a sense of playfulness in you, along with a serious desire to love and be loved.
Here's what else is in store for you this month, according to Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology.
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
Mars is in Scorpio this month, stirring up plenty of seriously sexy energy for you, Aries. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll use that drive to fuel your romps in bed. Just be aware that there might be a little give-and-take situation going on. If your lover is willing to do things for you, you’ll happily return the favour. If not, you need to talk. Single? If someone is on your mind, you’re finally ready to make things happen—and you won’t take no for an answer. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, sparks are going to fly for you this month, so get ready: This month is going to be H-O-T.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
Mars, the planet of energy, action, and desire, is opposite your sign this month, prompting someone to be seriously hot for you. Question is, do you want them the same way? It’s ultimately up to you whether you decide to go for it, or just engage in a little harmless flirtation. Just keep this in mind: No one is going to meet every little criteria on your list, so it’s good to be a little flexible here and there. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll find yourself needing to engage in a little compromise. Sure, your lover might want things a certain way every single time, but if you know that mixing things up is what does it for you, you’ve got to speak up. After all, communication in the bedroom is everything for you this month.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
You’ve got stuff to get done, Gemini, and you’re not going to feel super-sexy until you check a few more things off your to-do list. Still, you’re going to feel an internal tug of war between tackling what needs to be done and wanting to have some good old-fashioned romance. Boundaries will be huge for you this month, whether you’re in a relationship or not. Are you holding back, even just a little? You’ll be surprised how much the heat gets turned up once you finally let go. BTW: Don’t be afraid to let a booty call know what makes you tick —you’ll get so much more out of your romp once you do.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
The people around you always push you to be the best version of you, but this month you’ll start to notice qualities in your bedmate that you wish you had. Maybe they’re fearless, and you want a little of that (in and outside the bedroom), or aren’t afraid to try new things. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to take cues from your lover and make them your own. You’ll be hyper-aware of your budget this month (thanks, holidays), but don’t let it consume you. Don’t let money be an excuse for not getting out there and dating.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
You can’t get what you don’t ask for, Leo, and that’s why communication is so huge for you this month. If you’ve got a fantasy, don’t be afraid to speak up—your lover may be more on-board than you think. Also, while you’re definitely entitled to your opinions, be aware that jumping from “opinionated” to “judgey” could create a rift between you and your bedmate. The reverse is true, too. But if someone you’re into takes a strong stance that you don’t agree with, don’t write them off. Instead, ask them for clarification and keep an open mind. You might find that you agree more than you’d think.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
The universe is all about making this a hot, spicy year for you, Virgo, whether you’re in a relationship or not. If you’re single, start dating and don’t say no to invites from friends. Your next bedmate could be at a birthday party, dinner gathering, or happy hour, so get out there. If you’re already in a relationship, you’ll find yourself thinking about what you want and don’t want, and how to actually get your message across. Just know this: Being straight and direct will get you what you want every time.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
You spent the holiday season rushing around from party to party, and you’re finally ready to just kick back at home with someone special. That might mean having a solid Netflix and chill session with your new fling or doing little projects around your place with your S.O. and making it fun. You’ll be surprised how hot those little chores can make you feel. If you’re single, don’t forget to spend some solid time connecting with your friends—they’re your liaison to meeting someone new and interesting.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
Jupiter, the planet of intelligence and big ideas, is in your sign this month, making you feel super-confident—in and out of the bedroom. You’ll feel totally comfortable putting your desires out there and, if your current bedmate isn’t into meeting them, the next one will be. You’ll be all about moving forward in your love life and mixing things up. What can the two of you do that will make things a little more interesting? Even something as simple as taking a weekend road trip together can light a serious fire in the bedroom.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
Fantasy is huge on your mind this month, Sag. You’ll find yourself dreaming of a steamy hookup with a celebrity or conjuring up images of what your perfect sex life would look like. While that can definitely help fuel some solo sessions at yours, make sure you stay grounded in reality. If you’re single, there’s somebody in your life who wants a starring role that you’re not acknowledging yet. If you’re in a relationship, you may find yourself keeping a little secret and wondering if you should speak up about it. After all, while your partner loves your hot new lingerie, you also know they probably won’t be thrilled about how much you spent on it. But, as long as your little secret doesn’t get in the way of your intimacy, it’s pretty harmless.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
The sun is in your sign this month, Capricorn, creating a lot of energy around what you want and need in the bedroom. Don’t be afraid to be totally honest with yourself—are your needs getting met right now or is there room for improvement? Once you know the score, speak up about what you need to make things better. If you’re single, know this: Someone has their eye on you. It could be someone you met through a friend or an actual friend who wants to be something more. Either way, it’s up to you whether you actually want to move things forward.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
You’re always down to include your friends in your dating world, but you’ll be surprised how much going solo with your S.O. will ramp up the romance. So, have one-on-one dates and go back to your place together, or plan a romantic getaway for two. It’ll make your relationship hotter than you thought was possible. If you’re single, focusing on doing what you really want to do will draw other people in. Just know that people are going to be seriously drawn to you this month—so get out and mingle.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
Venus, the planet of love and money, is in your house of friendship this month, making you crave a relationship. You might not have to look too far: A friend could have more potential than you realize. If you’re already in a relationship, you’ll find yourself feeling closer than ever with your S.O.—and that can pay off big in the bedroom. You’ll feel totally comfortable letting down your guard when you’re together, creating all kinds of steamy energy between you. If you’ve got something on your mind, speak up: It can bring you closer than you realize.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US