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January’s Conscious Horoscopes by Stefanie James

November 17, 2019 in EH Spy
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Ethical Hedonist's Conscious Horoscope column cover image, illustrated by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
An illustration by Gwynnie Duesbery for Stefanie James’ monthly Conscious Horoscope column.

January’s Conscious Horoscopes

Intro paragraph by AJ

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Capricorn Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Capricorn Sign from StelliumAstrology for December’s Conscious Horoscope.

December 22-January 20

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the journey you’ve been on has left your life practically unrecognisable from the one you used to lead. 


As things have intensified, you’ve faced your challenges with elegance and grace – the problem is, you carry yourself so well in the face of adversity that no one would ever know the pressure you’ve been under!

The past 2 years have been action-packed with challenges, and serious Saturn (your ruling planet) has demanded you push yourself harder than ever to achieve your ambitions. 

Fortunately, this coming year is brimming with rewards for your hard work, starting with the culmination of a 36 year planetary cycle on the 12th – that passion-project you’ve been pouring your heart and soul into? Well, it’s about turn a few heads…


Aquarius Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Aquarius sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope.

January 21-February 19

Happy birthday Aquarius! The year begins with a sense of clarity for you as unconventional Uranus (your ruling planet) changes direction after being retrograde for 6 months, allowing you to embody some of the inner changes you’ve been experiencing. 

The 10th’s Full Moon eclipse in Cancer draws your focus to improving your exercise and eating habits, raising the importance of self-care (something which tends to get overlooked when you’re busy). 

When the sun challenges truth-speaking Uranus to uphold his promises on the 23rd, you’ll be ready to put your plans into action and commit to a more positive way of being for the new decade. Let go of old hang-ups and limiting beliefs on the following day’s New Moon to really get the New Year rolling!


Pisces Sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Pisces sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope.

February 20-March 20

Like an arrow drawn back in a bow, the resistance you’ve been feeling for the past few months is about to shift as motivational Mars sky-rockets into your public image and career sector from the 3rd bringing with him a variety of options which seem to appear out of thin air (when in fact you’ve been doing the ground-work for months).

Romance may even be on the cards if you’re open minded to it – whether you’re already in a relationship or looking for one, the 10th’s Full Moon eclipse powers up your pleasure sector, bringing fun, laughter, and a little joy de vivre.

Once goddess Venus enters your sign from the 13th, serendipitous meetings and a little luxury re-enter your life, restoring your confidence from the knocks of 2019. 


Aries Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Aries Sign from StelliumAstrology for January’s Conscious Horoscope.

March 21-April 20

You start the new decade reaching for the stars as warrior Mars blazes into your questing and philosophy zone, helping you see a way out of situations which have caused you to feel stuck in a rut and in need of fresh inspiration.  

An ambitious start to the year, your public image and reputation zone is thrust into the limelight as the hard work you have been doing over the past few years reaches a culmination point, and others will lean toward your skills and experience on their path of personal-development.

When you reach new heights it can be easy to forget what’s truly important. The Full Moon will help remind you where you came from, and the people who encouraged you to realise your potential will also keep you humble.


Taurus Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Taurus Sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope.

April 21-May 21

It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and and follow through on the promises you’ve been making as the box-fresh decade inspires you to try the things you’ve always wanted to do ‘when the time is right’. 

Once you’ve made your mind up you’re able to see things through to the end – some call it stubborn, but you’re just really good at committing! To usher in this new attitude, use the power of unpredictable Uranus on the 11th to refresh your outlook and clear the path for a new, improved you.

Your actions will have an impact on your general wellbeing and health, inspiring others to follow your lead – there’s no need to announce your big plans on social media, let your results do the talking!


Gemini Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Gemini sign from StelliumAstrology for January’s Conscious Horoscope.

May 22-June 21

The sun’s annual deep-dive into the depths of your most hidden and subconscious realms highlights your personal blindspots, triggering the need to explore your motivations, goals, and ambitions on a psychological level.

This personal check-in is essential – being the one holding things together for other people prevents you from paying attention to your own needs.

From the 16th, wanderer Mercury moves out of the psychologically inquisitive depths of your contracts and commitment zone, in favour of travel and adventure, proving that your future aspirations get closer with each and every footstep. 

Spread your wings and rise to a higher altitude for a clear view of the bigger picture – any adjustments made now will have a positive long-term impact on the pathway to achieving your dreams. The Sky’s the limit!


Cancer Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Cancer Sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope.

June 22-July 22

You’ve seen your personal, professional, familial and romantic relationships go through major challenges and transformations over the past few years and as the carer of the zodiac, other people just trust you’ll be there when they need you.

It’s wonderful that your kindness and compassion precedes you, but you’ve been focussing on other people for so long, you’ve lost sight of your own needs. 

The 10th’s Full Moon eclipse (which activates your entire chart) has the power to enhance the current path you are walking, or wipe the slate clean – it all depends whether your internal monologue has been making excuses for compromise, or cheerleading you to glory.

Start the new decade practicing self-care: eat well to boost your immune system and make quality time for yourself – realign with your inner-self and claim 2020 as your own!


Leo Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Leo Sign from StelliumAstrology for January’s Conscious Horoscopes.

July 23-August 23

Inspired by the promise of a new decade, you’re feeling tempted to flip the script and re-write your storyline! Through hard work and dedication you’ve established a stable routine which brings you consistency and familiarity – unfortunately, the leonine luxury of your comfort zone doesn’t feed your soul the way it used to.

Avoid acting hastily as the 10th’s Full Moon eclipse in your self-sabotage zone could leave you regretting some of your choices. Instead, consult your trusted advisors who can put a fresh spin on your current situation.

The sun’s tussle with awakener Uranus on the 23rd will offer a clearer idea of which direction to proceed. Whichever path you choose, be sure it’s because you’re following your heart and not a subconscious desire for drama. 


Virgo Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Virgo Sign from StelliumAstrology for January’s Conscious Horoscope.

August 24-September 22

Your biggest takeaway from the last decade? Time flies by in the blink of an eye, and you’re still prioritising everyone else’s happiness over your own!

This just won’t wash in 2020, as you’re faced with a choice which prompts you to dig deep and respond with authenticity. It’s not selfish to do what you want, so set an example to others demonstrating how you expect to be treated, or they’ll continue to take advantage of your kind nature.

The Full Moon and eclipse in Cancer on the 10th reveals some of your friendships for what they truly are, so detox from the drama of other people’s lives and make a commitment to your own happiness by surrounding yourself with people who put you first.


Libra Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Libra Sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope.

September 23-October 23

It’s said that our external surroundings reflect our inner state of mind, and as the sun highlights your subconscious sector you may notice the things that once brought you comfort are now a source of overwhelm and restriction. 

Fortunately, it’s the perfect month to declutter in favour of a more minimalistic approach to the new decade. This attitude will extend to many areas of your life, empowering you to say what you really think (albeit tactfully), and doing things that make you happy regardless of others’ expectations. 

Take some small steps to improve your happiness and wellbeing: change what you can, let go of what you can’t, and accept the things that are beyond your control – by the 24th’s New Moon you’ll enjoy a whole new lease of life.


Scorpio Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Scorpio sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope.

October 23-November 22

A few years back, you committed to a vision which has spurred you through tough times. Now you’re at the precipice of making this vision a reality and things are getting very real. 

Exciting as this is, the hard work has just begun as you spend your time filling out paperwork, testing your knowledge, and creating a solid pathway for your future. 

Having faith that everything will work out is important, but exercising practicality is equally so. Avoid taking risks or making big commitments around the 10th or the Full Moon Eclipse could obscure an important factor from view. 

Instead, exercise some of that famous Scorpionic scrutiny to ensure your 2020 vision is as seamless as possible  –  when you finally reach that finish line you’ll be proud that you left no stone unturned!


Sagittarius Sign from StelliumAstrology. Designed by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.
Sagittarius sign from StelliumAstrology for Ethical Hedonist Conscious Horoscope.

November 23-December 21

January spearheads a year of unparalleled dynamism and great achievement for you Sagittarius, bringing an entrepreneurial edge to whatever you focus your attention on. 

You might decide to rebrand, start fresh, or go in a totally new direction – whichever it may be, 2020 demands that you apply the knowledge, skills and self-belief that you’ve developed over the past 10 years to produce something of substance over the coming 12 months. 

Though generous Jupiter (your ruling planet) can bring good-fortune, he can also be complacent, so be sure not to rush ahead and skip the essential groundwork, or your skyscraping ideas won’t have solid foundations. 

Remember: planning, preparation and practical application will future-proof your plans and enable you to produce the tangible results everyone knows you’re capable of.


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Conscious Horoscopes written by Stefanie James of Stellium Astrology.
Introduction written by Editor-in-Chief, Alison Jane Reid.
Editing, layout, graphics, and illustrations by Gwynnie Duesbery. Gwynnie recently completed her joint BA(Hons) in Media + Communications and Sociology at Kingston University London after interning with Ethical Hedonist for the past year. Support Gwynnie as our very first paid editorial assistant by pledging to our @patreon campaign, buying our organic magazine t-shirts, donating to our Paypal or hiring us to put some stellar stardust into your ethical storytelling.
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