You know what you want in the love and sex department, and this month you’re going to get it. January kicks off with Venus, the planet of love and money, in Scorpio. You’ll start to wonder how close you really want to be in your relationships, and how connected you feel to your current S.O.
But when Venus moves into Sagittarius on the 7th, it stirs up a fun- and freedom-loving energy. Sometimes you’ve just got to go after what you want to actually get it. The lunar eclipse on the 21st puts a strong emphasis on following your heart and doing what makes you happy. Do you feel appreciated and romanced or is there room for improvement? Only you know the answer.
Here's what else is in store for you this month, according to Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counselling psychology.
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
You know what you want, and you’re going to get it, Aries. That’s all thanks to Mars, the planet of action and your ruling planet, in your sign. Keep in mind that you can get a little shortsighted over this—don’t plow over your S.O. and their needs to get what you want. Instead, speak up about your needs and then ask them about theirs.
Single? Now is a great time to get out and date. Keep an eye out for someone that’s supportive and not too demanding—they’re perfect for you.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
You’re all about getting up close and personal with a special someone this month, Taurus. Venus, the planet of love and month, is spending most of the month in a sector of your chart about deep intimacy, making it the perfect time to cozy up to someone—new or old.
If you’re single, you’ll find yourself daydreaming about your perfect partner. And hey, they might be just around the corner. Mars, the planet of action and sex, is in a sector of your chart that symbolises dreaming…so get ready for some seriously mind-blowing sex dreams in your future.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
Keep your eyes open this month, Gem—there are a lot of interesting options out there thanks to Venus being opposite your sign. Any new connections you make this month could be real possibilities for a future relationship—so don’t stretch yourself too thin.
If you’re already in a relationship, know this: The universe is sending some seriously good energy that allows you to go deeper into your commitment to your S.O. while still leaving you space to do your own thing. Basically, it’s a win-win.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
The solar eclipse on the 5th is in your house of other people, making it a great time to get close with someone else. But how close do you want to be? Is your current S.O. right for right now, or do they have staying power?
Toward the end of the month, you’ll have a strong urge to couple up. If you’re already in a relationship, this is a great time to Netflix and chill. If you’re not, it’s a good time to meet someone. Go for a walk around your neighbourhood and keep your eyes open. Your next fling may be right in front of you.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
January is going to be an eye-opening month for you, Leo. The lunar eclipse on the 21st shines a spotlight on what you do and don’t want in your relationships.
You could also start to see some people in your life differently. Suddenly, you might see a friend in a new, sexy way that you didn’t before. Don’t be afraid to act on it. This month is all about being open and connecting.
If you’re in a serious relationship, don’t be afraid to bring a little excitement back into the bedroom. Flavoured lubes, new lingerie, and fun toys can go a long way.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
The solar eclipse is in a sector of your chart about dating this month, Virgo, making this a prime time for you to get out and date—whether you’re in a relationship or not. Just use your time wisely and be picky. You’ll have a lot of options this month.
If you’re in a committed relationship, it’s time to bring back those date nights you swore you’d do regularly that kinda fell by the wayside. Heads up: Mars, the planet of action, is in a sector of your chart about sexuality, making this a very good time to ask for what you want in bed. Don’t worry—you’ll get it.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
Sparks are flying this month for you, Libra, thanks to the lunar eclipse going down in your house of romance. This is the perfect time to meet someone new or to bring some fiery energy back to your relationship.
You’ll feel a little challenged by a lover this month, but in a good way. By stepping up and adjusting your thinking, you’ll find you can go even deeper together. Communication is huge for you this month—sharing what you think and need now will save you a lot of heartache down the road.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
The month kicks off with Venus, the planet of love and money, in your sign. Drink it in, baby—this is a great time to milk it for all it’s worth. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll need some reassurance that your S.O. supports your dreams. And, if you live together, expect some hiccups around chores you both have to do.
Compromise is key this month, whether you’re just meeting someone or have been together for ages. Meet each other in the middle and you’ll see some serious romance go down.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
Your New Year kicks off with Venus in a part of your chart that represents longing for someone you can’t have which, yup, is a total bummer. But you won’t be wallowing for long. When Venus moves into your sign on the 7th, you’ll have a sense of breaking free of all that. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll be ready to take a little trip where you can just cozy up in bed together.
Mars, the sex planet, is in a sector of your chart about dating and romance, making this a very good time to get out there. If you’re already coupled up, try to do something new together. You’ll get pumped up from the excitement—and that will definitely carry over in bed.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
Your friends are total rock stars when it comes to your sex life this month, Capricorn—they’ve got a connection to your next big hookup. So, if a buddy says they want you to meet someone, don’t say no. You’ll spend part of the month dreaming of your ideal bedmate.
If you’re already in a relationship, think on what else you need from your partner…and then actually ask for it. The lunar eclipse on the 21st stirs up a strong sexy vibe for you—don’t let it go to waste.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
You know that friend that you’ve always kinda-sorta been interested in but nothing has happened? Well, this month there’s the potential for some action. Are you ready to jump on that? You’ll also meet some new people around this time that spark a new flirtation. So many choices…
The solar eclipse on the 5th happens opposite your sign, stirring up all kinds of good relationship energy for you. Put a little thought into what you want out of your sex life, and how you can make it happen—and then actually do something about it.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
Venus, the planet of love and money, is in your sister sign of Scorpio, stirring up a strong energy for you. You’ll feel a little more feisty than usual and demand strong boundaries in your relationships where you need them.
At the same time, you’ll also be open to trying new things. Don’t be afraid to take a risk—being vulnerable at the right time can open you up to all kinds of new sexual experiences. Mars, the planet of sex, is in a sector of your chart that’s motivating you to use your, er, talent. So...don’t be afraid to break out your signature moves in bed. You know what works, after all.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.