Tory’s father and all-time favorite Capricorn, Buddy. Art by Tory’s Stepdaughter Izzie Burch.

New year, new decade, new you like never before. Is this your time to move furniture around or move to a new city? Read ahead to see what astrologer Susie Cox has on your agenda.


Happy Birthday, dear Capricorn. This will be a very strong birthday month for you since there are so many planets in Capricorn now. This is your birthday to shine brightly and let everyone know how powerful you truly are. If you want to make some big changes to your life . . . now is your time.


Venus will be in Aquarius from December 20th until January 12th. This is the best time to give yourself a little pampering. A nice holiday present for yourself would be a spa trip or at least a spa day. Buy a holiday present for yourself in addition to your loved ones. Art, music and love are favored.


The Moon will be in your sign of Pisces for New Year’s Eve! Take that time to review and reflect on the year of 2019. This is the perfect set up for a spiritual ceremony to release last year and welcome the New Year of 2020. Light a candle. Write down all you want to release and burn it with intention of letting go.


Aries always like to be first, it’s just part of your nature. So, it’s not a surprise that the Moon enters Aries on January 1, 2020. The New Year is starting with a dynamic Aries Moon. Use that as a sign that this is your year to start something new. It’s about time, isn’t it?


January 4th and 5th are your power dates this month. The Moon will be in your sign of Taurus and will be supported by the huge party of planets in the fellow earth sign of Capricorn. Set your intentions for the New Year of 2020 on those days. Be practical and down to earth but think big with your scope.


Your New Year doesn’t really kick in until January 6th, when Mars aligns with the Moon in Gemini then. Don’t feel bad if you have a hard time shaking the holidays as they may stay with you for a while. Enjoy it and don’t feel guilty. Sometimes there is a larger plan than we know.


The Full Moon is in your sign of Cancer on January 10th, 2020. This one is actually a Lunar Eclipse and a very strong one. The huge Capricorn party of planets now are part of this Eclipse. Make sure to hold your own, speak your mind and be strong especially with authority figures.  Remember that you are in charge.


Your power dates this month are from January 11th – 13th. The Moon in Leo is connecting with both Venus and Mars at that time. This is a good social time for you to see friends and love ones. Be a bit on the adventurous side. You know you want to let go every now and then and this is one of those times.


You are still in a lucky phase, dear Virgo. There are so many other earth signs that are connecting with you now that you can hardly go wrong. Notice the new support systems you have in your life now. They will be with you for a very long time. This is a good month to move furniture around and create a new look. If you are up for a makeover, this is your month.


Mid-January could bring unexpected interactions with authority figures. All those Capricorn planets are in a challenging angle to your Libra. If you don’t feel comfortable around certain arrogant people, you can always leave. Remember how strong you are. By month’s end, you will feel even stronger.


Did you make some changes last month with Mars going through our sign of Scorpio? You are now free to be your new and improved Scorpio self. Rebirth and new beginnings are part of the Scorpio cycle. Once the end has occurred, the new is ready to start. That’s where you are right now.


Mars entered Sag on January 3rd and won’t leave until February 15th. Yours is a fire sign that will be brought to life even more with Mars igniting your spirit. Your adventurousness will be at a high, so see if you can plan something quite unusual and a bit wild during that phase. You want something that gives you “Look what I did!” bragging rights.


























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