January takes its name from the Roman god Janus, who diligently guards the gates of heaven. He's always shown with two heads: one looking to the future, one to the past. This gives January an overall theme of safety and watchfulness. In the Far East it's the charming Rat that governs this month, offering prosperity, confidence, and the chance to socialize. The first 20 days of this month belong to Capricorn (the Goat), an even-tempered soul with strong convictions. The remainder of the month belongs to the ever-idealistic Aquarius.