The January 4 solar eclipse in Capricorn could trigger travel, either for business or personal/family reasons, as could the January 19 Good Moon in Cancer. Be prepared for delays and cancellations, possibly weather-related. You’re also likely to encounter difficult people at your destination, which could test even your notable patience. An open mind and flexible attitude will make things easier. Look forward to January 22, when Jupiter enters Aries, your solar twelfth house. This protective influence also encourages you to take time for yourself, to rest, relax, and re-center, body and soul. Meditation, or calming music and light reading at day’s end can ease your mind and minimize stressful events so you can sleep well. Be alert wherever you are around the 4th, which is a good date to socialize with friends. You could be in the right place at the right time to meet someone who changes your life—a lucky connection that could lead to an exciting opportunity or a whirlwind romance. The first week of January is also great for couples, thanks to Venus in Scorpio, your solar seventh house, through the 6th. Plan a special rendezvous. Finances are in positive territory, with Mercury in Sagittarius, your solar eighth house, through the 12th, and Venus in the same sign from the 7th on. Take a chance on the lottery, possibly with a group of friends, around the 9th, when you could be a winner. If school is something you’re considering, explore funding options at month’s end.