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Your Monthly Horoscope for January 2024

Here's what's in store for you this month.

As we enter a new month, the slate is wiped clean and there are endless possibilities for growth. See what’s in store for your relationships, career, and emotions in the month ahead, here’s your January horoscope for 2024

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20

Jupiter and Mercury jointly swerve out of reverse for your entrance into 2024, planets be praised! Capricorns are the zodiac’s number one list writers, so when the sun, Mars and annual new moon in Capricorn on January 11 announce your personal new year, get serious about crafting the master plan for where you’re headed and how you’ll get there. As late January farewells Pluto from your sign for this lifetime, the celestial trio of Venus, Mars and Mercury in Capricorn take you on a high ride into February.

Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19

This year’s first new moon on January 11 is an auspicious time for Aquarians to re-evaluate their social circle and those they are close to. This period in January is the best time to ask yourself, who do you feel your best with? It’s also a good time to see if long-range plans need to be rejigged to fit a tighter timeline or budget. If they do, use these limitations to reshape projects into a more efficient and exciting form. And last but by no means least, as late January’s sun switches on its party lights in your sign, Pluto commences its history-making 20-year trek through Aquarius. Stay tuned …

Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20

The dual presence of mystic, oceanic Neptune and Saturn’s earthy solidity in your sign – which continues throughout 2024 – makes January an excellent starting point for getting a grip on surfing the waves of these opposite, but highly complementary energies. This is the time for learning to navigate the peristaltic flux and flow of fast and slow, contraction and expansion. While Neptune evokes your artistic, idealistic, highly intuitive side, the counterbalance of stabilising, practical Saturn provides necessary reminders that you’re not required to solve the world’s problems single-handedly.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21

Your planet ruler Mars kicking off this month in the sign of material foundations offers you a stable springboard into the new year – particularly in career matters, where your management skills are at their keenest and most capable during January. Though if you start taking things a bit too seriously, let the playful, creative full moon on January 26 reacquaint you with your flamboyant, fun-loving self. Meanwhile, Chiron the healer planet continues its deep internal strengthening and consolidating of the personal work you came here to do, so make sure to keep working on it this month.

Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21

What could be more auspicious than Jupiter doing a forward turnaround in your sign for the new year, then extending its blessings there till late May? Jupiter’s influence expands our thinking towards bigger picture perspectives, and in your naturebased sign, supports value-driven decisions like using energy efficient systems, permaculture gardening, recycling and buying less. When Uranus moves forward in Taurus at the end of January with the message that nothing changes if nothing changes, be willing to take a leap, because there’s magic beckoning just beyond the comfort zone.

Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22

Your planet ruler Mercury galloping into 2024 in Gemini’s opposite and complementary sign on the astrowheel is your personal cue to start dreaming big about what you want to give and to receive from this year. Be bold with your brainstorming. Let yourself aim high. When executive Mercury moves midmonth into the zodiac’s most forward thinking and goal-setting sign, utilise this supportive time when the astral force is with you to mind-map a master plan of the most sensible and sustainable way to get you to those big goals you dreamed up: One patient and discerning step at a time.

Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23

For you lunar creatures, the year’s first new and full moons feel important, and they are. New moons represent the beginning of a fresh cycle in some aspect of your life, and January’s new moon is highlighting discipline, responsibility and a renewed sense of structure. When the full moon on January 26 brightens our skies, its symbolic illumination in your own life highlights the need to express yourself, to get certain things out of your system, and ideally to embrace an attitude of ‘pronoia’, the opposite of paranoia: The belief that the cosmos is conspiring in your favour – how wonderful!

Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23

Think of January’s planets as a cast of actors wearing different costumes to play their roles on each sign’s stage. This month the sun, your galactic guide, takes on the persona of executive director or team leader, a not unfamiliar scenario. When the individualistic annual full moon in Leo beams its loud spotlight on January 26, your script requires brokering a working balance between solo operating and the collective. Consider your way of shining: How does it reflect on others?

Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23

Your ruler Mercury beginning 2024 in the sign of wild nature suggests treating yourself less like a machine, and more like a garden that has fallow and fruitful seasons and requires different care at different times. So what does your garden need this month? The Earthy new moon on January 11 brings grounded vibes for setting up fresh daily rituals that create a nourishing regime to continue into your year. And Mercury’s midmonth move to the sign of practical manifestation cues your time to start locking these in.

Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23

Libra’s sense of identity and personal projects are in change mode this year, so if last year’s pastimes, relationships or wardrobe choices no longer excite you, this month’s Venus in experimental mode recommends playing with an adventurous remix. Changes will be exciting for you. When your cosmic compass moves in the last week of January to the sign of ambition, prestige and success, it’s time to let go of past disappointments that may be holding you back. Gather feedback from curated advisors and start putting those creative Libran inspirations into action.

Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22

This month’s Saturn/Neptune alignment supports attending to the business of inner wealth, which accrues from cultivating whatever spiritual connection gives life meaning and enables you to make a positive contribution to others and to the planet. The practices you choose to strengthen your internal soul reserves are entirely up to you. With Mercury currently emphasising that real communication is an exchange of ideas, energy and resources, the full moon on January 26 asks: Is it time to share with others what you may once have kept to yourself?

Sagittarius Nov 23 – Dec 21

Thank your lucky Sagittarian stars this year starts with communicator Mercury surging out of reverse in your sign – though your impulse to tell the truth as you see it, whether or not anyone wants to hear it, isn’t likely to serve you well this month. So, what will? Your mentor planet Jupiter in purposeful, determined mode is there to help you avoid being sidetracked by distractions so you can stay steadily focused on solidifying plans and attracting support. Which is no hardship at all with charming Venus raining grace on your sign for most of this month.

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