Close relationships sometimes cause problems for you because the level of intimacy involved makes you feel uncomfortable. Yet this is precisely what you should concentrate on during the next four weeks, so do your best to let down your guard with partners and to reveal your true self, warts and all. Allow them to do the same in return. Honesty is imperative for true intimacy, so be authentic in your affections as Venus turns retrograde. Some of you may receive inheritances or other form of financial windfall, but there are likely to be strings attached. Everything seems to come at a price now. Venus turns direct on January 30th, so you will have had the chance to decide what you are willing to compromise on and what values you cannot part with.