Astrology Forecast for January 2024


Happy New Year to you and yours!

January starts on a promising note:  Mercury turns direct on January 1.  And things just improve from there.  It's a great month for business, career and practical matters.

Mars, Mercury and Venus all move into Capricorn throughout the month, supporting business conversations, career-related matters, relationship-building with your boss, and other practical matters. 

Invest some time into your career goals, your bank account, and important relationships in your life. You'll be glad you did. The planets in Capricorn are well supported by Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, so things should move smoothly and much progress can be made - even though there may be an unexpected surprise here and there! 

The Capricorn energies are particularly strong between Jan. 11 and 21. The New Moon in Capricorn supercharges them, and soon after, the Sun, Mercury and Mars are all mingling in Capricorn. Well, rolling up their sleeves and getting down to business is a better description! 

The Sun-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, on Jan. 20, adds to the powerful vibe of this month.

As far as love and romance, there are a couple of dates to sit out.  Jan. 1 and Jan. 18 are not the greatest for planning a first date, or initiating a contact through a dating app. Wait until Jan. 27-28 if you can! 

There is another energy at play, too. Uranus is stationed at 19° Taurus for the entire month. It turns direct on Jan. 26. And when Uranus is stationed, getting ready to change direction, the energy of innovation and liberating change is high in the skies. 

If you have personal planets or angles between 17-24° Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Leo or Scorpio, chances are, you're feeling this energy. January could be the month when things can get "unstuck" for you, and you may be welcoming change into your life (or resisting, depending on your natal chart!)

Considering Mercury is conjunct Mars on the same date, there could be something unexpected on the news on or around Jan. 26-27.

Lastly, Pluto re-enters Aquarius on Jan. 20, and that's huge! You can read all about this monumental shift here. 

And speaking about the main astrological events of 2024 and how they are going to affect you: my webinar "Navigating 2024: What the Stars Have in Store for Us" is now available as a recording.  It comes with several helpful extras, such as power dates of 2024. You can order it hereYou will receive instant access.

Now, let’s look at each week in detail.

Note that all the dates I mention are for Pacific to Eastern time.  The energies I mention peak on those dates, but we’ll feel them for 24-72 hours in advance.

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January 1 - 7:  

Mercury turns direct on January 1! The year starts on a promising note.  Still, it remains in its Storm - moving very slowly - until Jan. 7, and so Mercury-retrograde related mishaps can still happen, especially early in the week. 
If you set New Year resolutions, it's fine to do it on Jan. 1 this year. But, if you can wait until Jan. 11 and set them on the first New Moon of the year (in Capricorn), that would supercharge them with extra staying power. 
 Jan. 1:  Mercury turns direct, Venus squares Saturn; the Moon wanes in Virgo

NOT a good day for a first date. But an excellent day to make a healthy change to your diet!

 Jan. 4:  Mars moves into Capricorn.

Great energy for advancing your goals and ambitions. Available to us until February 12.

 Jan. 5 4:39 a.m. to Jan. 7 1:08 p.m. PST: Waning Moon in Scorpio

A great time to "end things for good".  If your New Year resolutions include giving up smoking or sugar, this Moon will boost your resolve.

Bite the bullet and get your year off to a good start 😉

An especially auspicious time to do this is Jan. 6 5:24 p.m. to  Jan. 7 4:21 a.m. PST.  The stars align into an Opportunity Period, and this one is great for ending bad habits and clearing away emotional debris. 

January 8-14: 

The week starts on a slow note, but things pick up on Jan. 11, with a powerful New Moon in Capricorn. The rest of the week features fantastic energies for business, career, and spiritual pursuits! 

Jan. 8 is also the day to start my digital course, MoonManifest. It's not just another manifestation course! It's aligned with the Lunar Cycle, for maximum results. You'll be doing a number of hands-on activities, after all.  And so every month I recommend a specific date to start the course. 

✨  Jan. 8:  Mercury square Neptune, Jan. 8 3:57 a.m. to Jan. 11 3:57 a.m. PST:  Balsamic Moon

This is one of those times in the Lunar Cycle when starting anything new is not to your advantage.  Brain fog can set in today, too.

The Balsamic Moon is our time to tie up loose ends for the month, in preparation to plant seeds for new beginnings on the upcoming New Moon.  Get an extra hour of rest if you can.  Smudge your place to get rid of the unwanted energetic residue (we all accumulate it over time, from negative interactions or emotionally draining people in our environment). 

And if you just can't sit still, declutter instead! It's an excellent time to purge your closet, organize your files, and clean your home.  

✨  Jan. 9: The Sun trine Uranus; Mars sextile Saturn. 

Refresh your mental outlook by breaking out of old routines.  Try one new thing today - even if it's a new food for breakfast!  

Think of the ways you "leak" energy (we all do).  Energy is currency, much like money. If you don't focus it toward your goals, you still expend it in other ways, but you could be wasting it. 

New Moon in Capricorn, Jan. 11 3:57 a.m. PST

If you haven't set your New Year's resolutions yet, today is an excellent day. They will have extra staying power.

This New Moon is well positioned overall, in trine with both Jupiter and Uranus, and conjunct Pluto. 

It's also a great New Moon to set intentions for career success. Capricorn rules older age, as well,  so if you’re worried about your financial stability in retirement, circle this one on your calendar to set your intentions for a secure older age. 

✨  Jan. 12: Mars trine Jupiter.  

Courage, ambition and stamina are increased. Be bold and go after your dreams! A great day for career-related matters. 
✨  Jan. 13:  Mercury re-enters Capricorn.

Now that Mercury Retrograde is behind us, this is an excellent energy to make an action plan to get you to your goals and to review your career plans. But, watch for negative thought patterns.  

Mercury will stay in Capricorn until February 5.

✨  Jan. 13 7:29 p.m. PST to Jan. 15 8:49 p.m. Waxing Moon in Pisces

Best time of the month for spiritual pursuits. Intuition is heightened.
On Jan. 15, the Moon is conjunct Neptune, and the Sun is sextile Neptune.  This is a very powerful celestial support for energy work (all of you reiki healers!) or for connecting with the Divine.


January 15-21:  

This is an action-packed week.  It starts with a mellow, spiritual vibe, but then things can get hectic and a little frazzled - and you know what, it might be YOU running yourself ragged!

Mid-week brings auspicious energies for business and career matters. 

✨   Jan. 15:  The Sun sextile Neptune, the Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune,  

A very powerful day for spiritual or creative pursuits - and for those working with charities. 

✨   Jan. 16-17: Waxing Moon in Aries 

The Moon in Aries can be very impatient and easily irritated.  Take deep breaths throughout the day and stay calm! 

✨   Jan. 18 12:12 a.m. to Jan. 20 5:57 a.m. PST: Mercury sextile Saturn and trine Jupiter, Venus square Neptune, waxing Moon in Taurus.

Five-star energies for career and business-related contracts, proposals, negotiations, and serious conversations. 
But, NOT the best time for a first date.  Things might not be as they seem. 

It all culminates in an Opportunity Period, from Jan. 19 10:11 a.m. to Jan. 20 5:57 a.m. PST. It's a highly productive time, excellent in investing what you want to see grow,

(Opportunity Periods are those magical times in the Lunar Cycle when the planets align just right, aiding many undertakings - and this one is great for practical matters).

✨   Jan. 20: The Sun conjunct Pluto; the Sun AND Pluto enter Aquarius!

An excellent day to connect with your personal power and to pursue your ambitions. And. Happy Birthday to my Aquarius readers!

If you have a special Aquarius in your life, why not gift them a Solar Return reading? This predictive technique is very practical and provides a lot of useful info about your year ahead. Gift certificates are available for all my readings.  Just mention you'd like one when ordering. 

The Sun enters Aquarius at 6:07 a.m. PST this year, and Pluto follows soon after.


January 22-28:

This gorgeous illustration is Lil Vixen by Christine's HeArt Art Studio (shared with permission).

It's another super-charged week. The star of the show is a tense Full Moon in Leo. And, it's another excellent week for business and career matters - and love and money!  Just don't overextend yourself mid-week.

✨ Jan. 23: Venus enters Capricorn

It's our annual remember to invest some time and energy into the long-term health of our finances and relationships. 

Know Your Worth! Have a firm grasp on your financial worth, but also know your worth professionally or as a person. Don't underestimate it!

Venus will stay in Capricorn until Feb. 16

Full Moon in Leo, Jan. 25 9:54 a.m. PST

Set intentions to release blocks to romance or creativity, and any ego traps that might be holding you back in life. 

This Full Moon is intense! It's opposite Pluto and square Jupiter - there is a very tense T-Square in the skies.  The energies are both powerful and transformational. 

     Jan. 26: The Sun square Jupiter; Uranus turns direct.

    It's an optimistic day overall, but don't over-extend yourself (or your wallet) and don't promise more than you can deliver. 

    There can be a tendency toward excess in all things. 

     Jan. 27: Mercury conjunct Mars; Venus sextile Saturn

    Great for assertive communication, especially in business. A great day to open a savings account! 

    If you need practical yet insightful advice, today is the day to seek it. It's also a good day for relationship-building with your boss. 

    The Moon is waxing in Virgo from Jan. 27 11:11 a.m. to Jan. 30 12:04 a.m. PST.  It's your best days of the month to make health-oriented changes to your lifestyle, especially to your diet.

    ✨ Jan. 28:Mercury trine Uranus; Venus trine Jupiter! 

    Lady Luck is on your side with both love and money. A great day for a brainstorming session - or to upgrade to new electronics.

    January 29-31:

    ✨ Jan. 29 :Mars trine Uranus.

    We get a boost of energy, and can adapt to change quickly.  

    We will feel this energy for a week in advance. 

    Have a wonderful January!

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