Virgo ♍ January 2021 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and because of that, it has been easy to take this for granted. Even more so over recent years because with Saturn here since 2017 and Jupiter since 2019, if you didn’t make it a priority in the early weeks of the year you could make up for it later. That is not the case this year and that makes a commitment to a balance between work and play a priority from day one and to the point that this needs to be baked into your New Year’s resolutions.

It is not just that Saturn and Jupiter left last month and when the faster moving planets leave early next month you will only have Pluto to remind you. It is the fact that Saturn and Jupiter are in their first full month in your busy work sector and they are here to stay. Saturn is here until 2023 and while Jupiter will only spend the first and the last five months of the year here, he will use that time to promote job growth, opportunities and expansion. To begin with, with Jupiter and Saturn still in their early days here and still relatively close together, it is more about starting the year with Jupiter’s sense of what’s possible and Saturn’s determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.

However, with Mercury returning to your work sector on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January this is when things could start to become busy. However, you will have backups that will ensure, for now anyway, life doesn’t become all work and no play. Those backups are Venus and Mars and they arrive with perfect timing. It begins with Mars’ return to an adventurous part of your chart on 7th January and Venus’ return to a playful part two days later on 9th January. While Venus is only here until early next month and Mars until early March, they will join forces to declare war on any attempts to make life all work and no play.


Virgo January 2021 Love Horoscope

The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of the year in your romantic sector, getting the year off to a romantically charged start. From the get go this will feel different from recent years and for two notable reasons. The first is that with Saturn and Jupiter gone there isn’t the serious quality of recent years or the long term or big picture focus and instead, a chance to stay in the moment. Until he leaves on 20th January the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on matters of the heart while until he leaves on 9th January, Mercury will work to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page.

The other difference this year is a sense that you are waiting for something. You want to embrace the romantic spirit but something is holding you back. That something is Venus, with the planet of love yet to arrive and until she does, the spirit of romance is something you are waiting to fully engage. And fully engage it will when the planet of love finally returns to your romantic sector on 9th January, just a few hours after Mercury leaves. With Saturn and Jupiter gone, when the Sun leaves on 20th January Venus will be free to make the final days of the month the most romantically charged.

Venus will be here when the Moon makes its first visit to your romantic sector for the year from 12 January to 14th January and for the New Moon this will create here on 13th January. While Venus will leave your romantic sector early next month she will not only return in November but to spend the next four months here, making this preparation for even bigger romantic developments at the other end of the year. Meanwhile, back in the early weeks of the year, Venus will return to your romantic sector on 9th January to find that Mars has returned to an adventurous part of your chart two days earlier. This will bring the cosmic lovers together, along with a mix of romance, passion and adventure.

MoneyVirgo January 2021 Money Horoscope

While there is likely to be a lot of intensity and focus on money matters at the start of the month this will dial back to a more manageable level within the first 10 days of the year. Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returned to your financial sector in June for what should have been a six week mission to help you take your financial power back. Instead, a two month retrograde phase and drop in speed required to first turn retrograde and then turn direct again kept the warrior planet here for the whole second half of last year.

As we move into the New Year Mars is still here but due to leave on 7th January is in his final days. This creates a financial year that has a lot of momentum and there is a need to come out hot and heavy from the start but where you can then dial back. Mars won’t return to your financial sector until 2022 but will leave you with your financial passions and fighting spirit fuelled and the ability to make 2021 the year where you are the master of your own financial destiny. Mars won’t leave you on your own with the dwarf planet Eris turning direct here on 11th January and then taking it from there. As the warrior princess of the cosmos and having aligned last month, where Mars has given you a chance to take your financial power back, Eris can help you hold onto that power.

However, Eris has been here since 1926 and only now turning direct she is in no hurry, with any urgency dialling back once Mars leaves. However, until Mars leaves on 7th January there is a need to come out of the gates fighting. The Moon’s return to your financial sector from 18th January to 21st January will be a chance to both check in and regroup. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence in your income sector, the Moon’s visit from 5th January to 7th January can sharpen your nose for money, act as a trigger and leave you with a lucrative sense of direction. With Saturn and Jupiter in their first full month in your career sector, the timing couldn’t be better.

CareerVirgo January 2021 Career Horoscope

From the moment that you move into 2021, this will feel like a very different professional year because it is. The planets are always moving and while you will often start the year with planetary activity in your work sector or at the very least end January with the Sun here, those influences come and go. What you begin the year with is something that is here to stay and it is going to feel strong, safe and enduring. While Jupiter and Saturn were last in your work sector at the same time for a few months in 1962, they have never begun the year here together and they have never aligned here in our lifetime, which they did just before Christmas and in their early days here.

By the time the Sun returns to your work sector on 20th January, something that happens at the same time every year, Jupiter and Saturn will have been here for a month and there will already be four degrees of separation and the gap will widen by the day. That is while Jupiter will travel the full length of your work sector in five months, it will take Saturn until 2023 to travel that same ground. While they began aligned an as united force, Jupiter is racing ahead to promote job growth and expansion while Saturn is staying behind, working in the background to give you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.

This is what you start the year with and will continue to benefit from all year, with the Sun and Mercury returning to focus on the more mundane aspect of work and job matters. While Mercury will return on 9th January for what should be a 14 to 15 day visit aimed at giving you the intellectually savvy edge and articulation needed to work smarter, get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open, a retrograde turn on 31st January will keep him here until March. With Venus returning next month and Mars returning to your career sector in March, this is a professional year that will continue to reveal its potential and treasures, month after month.


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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.