Love Inspiration and Reality: Mercury into Aquarius and Venus into Capricorn

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Planetary movements will have an inspirational but practical effect on your romantic life, as several top astrologers give today’s forecast; plus, astrology news, horoscopes and famous birthdays for January 8.

Astrology news and horoscopes for January 8, 2021

The Sun is in the sign of Sagittarius. The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio, in its waning crescent phase.

Current planet positions:

Sun in Capricorn; Moon in Scorpio; Mercury in Aquarius; Venus in Capricorn; Mars in Taurus; Jupiter in Aquarius; Saturn in Aquarius; Uranus in Taurus; Neptune in Pisces; Pluto in Capricorn; Lilith in Taurus; Chiron in Aries.

Horoscopes for January 8:

Astrologer Aria Gmitter of Your Tango, gives her love forecast, writing: “Venus enters Capricorn helping even the most commitment phobic signs to settle down. Venus in Capricorn can bring revived interest to passion projects, your job, money, and the desire to build something that lasts with others”. She adds: “Mercury will enter Aquarius bringing thought and ideas toward change that is chaotic at times but necessarily innovative.”

Astrologer Patrick Arundell writes: “It’s a double whammy today as clever Mercury enters idealistic Aquarius and sweet Venus moves into ambitious Capricorn. Mercury’s new position might inspire brilliant ideas, while Venus in a sobering position can make us aware of who would be useful to us.”

Astrologer Nadia Gilchrist of Ruby Slipper Astrology explores the implications of Waning Sextile between the Scorpio Moon and Capricorn Sun. Gilchrist writes: “The Waning Sextile can help you easily integrate current rules/structures with authentic energy that flows beneath the surface. Intensity is given form and form is given depth and it all happens almost effortlessly.” Gilchrist also examines Mercury in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus. She writes: “Mercury/Mars is the fixed argument. It will be difficult to act smoothly and effectively (on what you think) because stubbornly angry words/reactions will be triggered.”

Born today, January 8: Sun sign of Capricorn

Those born today are born under the Sun sign of Capricorn (December 22 – January 19).

If today is your birthday: Here’s your horoscope!

Astrologer Georgia Nichols writes: “Now you will start to see the benefit of all your hard work. About time! Focus on building solid foundations now and for the future. Work with purpose. Physical exercise will be important, which is why you will enjoy physical activities and sports.”

Famous birthdays for January 8

Here is today’s list of Capricorn celebrities who share January 8 as their birthday!

Actress Michelle Forbes (56), Game show host Bob Eubanks (83), Actress Sarah Polley (42),  Guitarist Robby Krieger (The Doors) (75), Actress Amber Benson (44), Singer Shirley Bassey (84), Actress Gaby Hoffman (39), Reggae singer Sean Paul (48), Singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) (80), Yvette Mimieux (“The Time Machine,”) (79), Singer R. Kelly (54).