Take a breath, astro babes. Look around you. Though it can sometimes seem like mystical mavens are spouting nonstop wisdom about how the stars are always up to something major, the cosmic crossing into 2020 was, well, major. And like the aftermath of any soul-shaking evolutionary divide, January is a month for restoration and replenishment, as we are asked to apply scented lotion to any fractured pieces and incubate the newness in our spirits.
The cosmic mix is dominated by Cancer and Capricorn energies, as a full moon eclipse unfolds in the sign of the mermaid, and a historic meetup between taskmaster Saturn and underworld exfoliator Pluto, beckon us to confront the containers we have created and the sweet care we are invited to give ourselves. Why do you feel like it has to be hard to be worthy? Why might loving up on your one and only self feel deeply confronting? Take this month to tend and caretake all the way down to the core, choosing tenderness over rough and tough at every turn.
Far beyond a quick trip to the spa, January wants us to begin to chart a more profound course towards sheltering ourselves. Locking the backdoor when it is needed. And speaking a resounding “no” to the scratchy “shoulds” to brush the soft down of our souls instead. Begin with the bath beads and prepare to truly sink in …
Read on for your sign’s cosmic chill-out for January and usher in your soul-deep New Year’s restoration …
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Weekend Getaway. Pack your bags and lose the map, dear goat, mixing up your mind in a new town you’ve never explored. Bonus points if you pack only the essentials, leaving space in your suitcase for what really counts.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Music. When was the last time you listened to tunes like they were a television show, focusing solely on the sweet sounds? Harness your teen self, as you pump up the volume and let your body sway, washing yourself clean in a landscape far beyond logic.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Meditation. Let it be simple and streamlined, Pisces. Rather than fancy classes, far-flung trips to the mountains, or elaborate apps, just start with the breath. Do it in the car. Do it as you walk. Let even your most mundane trips to the grocery store become chances to stop and notice the texture of your world.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Crystals. Whether simply wandering the woods in search of a rock that speaks to you, or immersed in a rose quartz sauna, January invites you to lean on sparkling supports. Send your intentions into the earth and let pocket rocks remind you that you don’t have to bear the full weight of the world.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Sensuality. Whether it is self-pleasuring, or more subtle choices to sport silk fabrics or savor dark chocolate, this month wants your hands and mouth on it, Taurus. Do not be afraid to let it feel good.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Pause. Whether it is shutting your phone, saying no or going off-grid, literally stop the wheels, Gemini. Even if you feel like everything and everyone is pulling for your attention, exercising your right to even the smallest of precious pauses will restore a lost part of your power.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
December was a month to relish self-responsibility, Cancer, as you learned to release your grip on others’ behavioral patterns and embrace a more relaxed relationship credo. With January’s planetary energies igniting your axis of partnership even further, it is a ripe month for considering the broader rhythm of give and take. Where has an extension into certain external energy fields started to leave your own cup drained? Exactly how much do you have to give and where do you want it to go, little mermaid? You have every right to slow down and choose wisely, letting the recipients of your gifting prove their worthiness.
Cosmic Chill-out: Water. Whether you are diving into the turquoise oceans of the Caribbean on an elaborate getaway or drawing a bath in your very own home, January wants you to consider the self-regulatory magic of the water element, finding your own level in the cooling liquid.
LEO OR LEO RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Tasting Menus. Whether you are craving a home-cooked meal or longing to be served, take this month to experiment with the flavors that feel most fitting, unafraid to ask for extra helpings of the most delicious dishes.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Sharing. Call a friend. Shout it to the wind. Write it on a paper and leave it on the bus. Take a burlesque class. However you practice getting comfy with reveals, let it be sweet, whispering your secrets with a dose of wonder.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Nature. Let the bigness of this beautiful world hold you steady and crack you open to the seasonal shifts that burst into being without worrying about how they are received. Take January to practice taking up the same space as the very sky, Libra.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Parties. Even if it is just a solo dinner that you prepare yourself, January wants you to continue the holiday sparkle and honor the thresholds of your life. Break out the bells and whistles, Scorpio, and don’t forget to bless your beautiful bod with a dance.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
Cosmic Chill-out: Play. While it may conjure silly visions of “inner child” work at first, January wants you vivid and alive, Sag, putting your hands in the paint set and playing dress-up with a full-bodied commitment. Even if it is just singing in the shower, practice letting more whimsy into your lair.
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