January 2024: Your Top Astrology Tips


The first month of the new year is here and there’s a lot to look forward to in January 2024. Here are the top astrological events to take note of, so you can use the astrology to better your own life.

Mercury turns direct – January 2, 2024

Communication planet Mercury has been retrograde since December 13, 2023 a time when things are hidden and your gaze turns inwards. Mercury turning direct on January 2 brings what’s hidden to light and this makes the start of 2024 a time of revelation. As soon as the year begins, speak your mind, get back on track and set plans in motion.

When Mercury turns direct, new information often appears which moves the goalposts. It’s a positive time to sort out any misunderstandings that have occurred over the festive period.

In astrology, the best time to set intentions is often the Equinox on March 20, when the Sun enters Aries and the first sign of the zodiac. This year feels different. Mercury is back up to speed as the year begins and is closely followed by action planet Mars moving into Capricorn on January 4. 

Mars likes to be in Capricorn where it can plan ahead and get things done. You would be wise to get in step with the planets and make sure you know where you’re heading and why. Make 2024 a year when your dreams and goals are clear in your mind.

New Moon [20 Capricorn 44] – January 11, 2024

New Moon energy arrives mid-month. A New Moon is traditionally a symbol of new beginnings, an ideal time to set your intentions for the year ahead. Capricorn favours a long-term goal. Make a wish when you first see the crescent Moon in the night sky on or around January 12/13.

Plus, this New Moon makes an exciting trine aspect to innovative Uranus in Taurus, ideal for spontaneous moves and radical decisions.

Sun enters Aquarius – January 20

Pluto enters Aquarius – January 21

The Sun leaves earth sign Capricorn and enters air sign Aquarius on January 20. Each star sign in the zodiac is a different energy to the star sign before.

Capricorn favours planning, responsibility, hierarchies and the weight of history and tradition. Whereas, Aquarius favours innovation, collaborative ventures and the lure of technology and future-oriented inventions. It’s an ideal time to be social and inclusive of others when the Sun enters Aquarius.

This year, Pluto follows the Sun into Aquarius on January 21. This may bring power to the people while power planet Pluto journeys through socially-oriented Aquarius over the next twenty years. 

Plus, there’s a powerful Sun/Pluto conjunction at 29° Capricorn on January 20, just before the Sun and Pluto change star sign. This suggests that something may need to be completed or come to an end before new beginnings can emerge. 

This theme runs throughout 2024 as Pluto returns to Capricorn for unfinished business from September 2 to November 19, 2024. We may know more about what this epic move means in the world, during this key phase in January.

Full Moon [5 Leo 15] – January 25

The Full Moon on January 25 lights up the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. Full Moons are a time to celebrate and the Full Moon in Leo feels particularly joyful and up-lifting.

Leo is a passionate and creative star sign, the sign of the performer who likes to take centre stage. Plus, Full Moons can be emotional and dramatic. 

This Full Moon is extra expansive as big planet Jupiter is square to both the Sun and Moon. This heightens the party, celebration theme and it indicates a time when gestures and behaviour may be over-the-top.

Uranus turns direct – January 27

The planet of change and the unexpected Uranus turns direct a couple of days after the Full Moon. This feels lively and there could be some twists and turns towards the end of the month.

Most importantly, however, once Uranus turns direct, this means that all the planets are in forward-moving motion. This confirms that the first few months of 2024 are a time to be dynamic and go-getting, to move quickly and instinctively. This forward-moving vibe continues until Mercury’s next retrograde phase begins on April 1.

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There’s a lot more astrology taking place during January 2024 and you can find out all about it by signing up to my weekly horoscopes and astrology newsletter. 

Written in my easy-to-understand and accessible style, this is an ideal way to harness the power of astrology and utilise the movement of the planets to maximise the potential in your life. 

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2 thoughts on “January 2024: Your Top Astrology Tips”

  1. God bless you Sally; you are changing my world with this connection to you and your insight; and may you have a healthy and prosperous year! thank you.

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