Astrology Forecast for January 2024
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 here. You will receive instant access.
January 1 - 7:
✨ 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
✨ 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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