Competitiveness is rife in relationships, a little competitiveness can lead a sexual activity, fun and more excitement, so from that point of view it's positive. Competitiveness also means that there is underlying respect, which is also a plus, however, often competition in love can lead to jealousy and resentment which may destroy the relationship. Competitiveness is pretty obvious this month and you will have the ability to see the reality it of it and both the pros and cons. Be alert to the way you fuel this competition as it can be passive aggressive. Come to terms with the resentment you yourself harbor and understand how it may stop you showing your feelings, your love and opening up. This competitive steak in love causes, one of both of you to act proud and cool and to hide the vulnerabilities which actually fuel true love. Vulnerability can be endearing and it also helps open up the softer side of the other, but the more competitive behavior there is, the less the tender side comes to the fore and the relationship can become tense and stressful with a lot of pent up emotional frustration.
This month is not ideal for dating, it's not favorable for getting married, engaged or starting a new relationship. Jupiter the ruler of your 7th house is afflicted at the new moon by Mars and Saturn, which is not auspicious. If you start a relationship right now your partner may end up being controlling, authoritative and bossy, they may even be insensitive and cruel.
It's certainly a more difficult time in love as Gemini doesn't like conflict at all, and yet your love life often leads you into conflict and negativity. You may feel pushed into a corner, by a very determined partner who is stubborn and often uncaring.
You need to be very careful in negotiations as often those you are talking to have hidden agendas and are misrepresenting themselves. It's easy to get inspired and you want to reach for your cheque book, however you are probably reacting to a false sense of urgency being pushed by those who need you to sign fast before you come to your senses.
Make sure you get accurate information on your tax affairs as this is not a time to guess or make assumptions, you need accurate advice that you can rely on.
Gemini are invariably full on, ready for anything and bored when the pace isn't fast. However this January things seem relatively quiet and it's almost like you are waiting for something big to begin, but right now is the calm before the storm and it's a good time to rest and establish some serenity.
Focus on your private matters, keep your plans to yourself and mull things over. You may enjoy spending at home reading, researching or possibly meditating. It's very beneficial to wind down, to contemplate and to be alone. You need to tune in to the voice within, reconnect with your truth and delay decisions until you have done this. It's easy for Gemini to get side-tracked and you often lose sight of what's important, so this period of relative calm is ideal for reflection and for looking forward with more clarity.