Aries, as you lay the groundwork for your future, consider the shifts in cosmic energy as we enter the new year. With Mars, your ruling planet, getting ready to enter the disciplined sign of Capricorn on the 4th, you’re empowered to take decisive action in your career and public life. As Mercury stations direct in Sagittarius on the very first day of the year, you’ll find that communication flows more smoothly, especially in matters of philosophy and broad visions. Venus’ recent entry into Sagittarius ignites your passion and encourages you to connect with others who share your zest for life. This is a time to be true to yourself, channel your energy constructively, and let your actions speak with clarity and purpose, free from the cloud of excessive emotion.