Your Monthly Horoscopes: January 2024

And why we’re keeping an eye on Pluto

monthly horoscopes january 2024

Welcome to your January horoscope! Mercury stations direct on the 1st ending the chaos of the holiday season retrograde and getting 2024 started on the right foot. Both 2022 and 2023 began in the midst of retrogrades, so it’s significant that this year is kicking off with actual forward motion. Mars enters goal-oriented Capricorn on the 4th giving us focused energy to get back to work, and then the New Moon in Capricorn on the 11th is for setting grounded resolutions. Mercury’s entrance into Capricorn on the 13th, as well as Venus’ entrance into the sea goat’s sign on the 23rd, makes it so this month overall is about setting up solid foundations. 

Aquarius season begins on the 20th—Happy birthday to our favorite genius space aliens like Jennifer Aniston, Shakira and Michael B. Jordan. This year’s Aquarius season is extra freaky because just as the sun moves into Aquarius, so does Pluto, the era-defining planet of transformation. This transit will bring great change to our social structures, technology and collective thought over the next 20 years.  

Though most of January is grounded and chill, things take a turn for the flashy at the full moon in Leo on the 25th which has us making big entrances and bold choices. The month ends with a bang as Uranus, planet of unexpected developments, stations direct on the 27th.  

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.) 

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(March 21 - April 19)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): New boss at work 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Hot first date 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/4, 1/9, 1/12, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29 

After the last few months of feeling both consumed with everyone else’s problems and under an immense amount of pressure to reinvent yourself, January is for letting everyone know that you’re the boss. Your ruling planet Mars moves into Capricorn—a sign where the action planet feels very empowered to do its thing—on the 4th, and you’re no longer feeling shy about putting yourself out there. The new moon in Capricorn on the 11th is a great moment for you to set some clear goals for your professional and public life. Just watch out because this influence can also bring some haters out of the woodwork. Remember that they’re only jealous of your shine. 

Love Horoscope 
This is yet another month focused on your self-development, but things do get romantic at the full moon in Leo on the 25th. This lunation is a blunt reminder that you need to romanticize your life. Get playful with your partner or take yourself out on a date

Money Horoscope 

This is a huge month for your career and so it could also be a good month for your money! If you’ve been considering taking on a side hustle or asking for a raise, some great moments to do so are the 12th and the 29th. You might get more than you expected!

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(April 20 - May 20)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Vision boarding your summer vacation 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Family reunion time 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/1, 1/19, 1/23, 1/28 

January starts off on a tense note for you as your ruling planet Venus squares off with restrictive Saturn on the 1st. This month is all about making the right investments. Not just financially, but emotionally too. What’s tempting you as the year begins? Though the setback you hit on New Year’s Day feels difficult in the moment, it prevents you from making a risky choice. Just watch out when the same thing comes back around on the 19th! Once Venus moves into Capricorn on the 23rd, you feel more grounded and can set your sights on travel, education and spiritual pursuits for 2024. 

Love Horoscope 

January is a month where you might feel “at a distance” from your closest people. It’s not the ideal time to date as you’re dealing with some heavy situations and need space to work through them. The full moon in Leo on the 25th sheds light on your foundational needs. What parts of your inner world are you ready to share? 

Money Horoscope 

You’ve grown so much over the past few years and the last major hurdle to feeling confident is getting real about your debts. January includes transits that both help you work out financial details as well as gain more income and support. If you’ve always wanted to start your own business, now’s the time to put out feelers and test out clients.

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(May 21 - June 20)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Call your accountant 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Sister’s bridal shower 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/1, 1/8, 1/18, 1/19, 1/27, 1/28 

Mercury—your ruling planet—stations direct on the 1st, but you’re not quite out of the woods yet. The past several weeks have been all about recalibrating relationships and developing more realistic goals. The first week of January has you rehashing a problem from back in November for the third and final time, and by the 8t you’re over it and exhausted. Thankfully the new moon in Capricorn on the 11th gives you space to speak some honest goals and intentions into the universe. Then Mercury enters Capricorn on the 13th putting you in a clearer headspace for the rest of the month. 

Love Horoscope 

Venus spends almost the entire month (through the 23rd) in your partnership sector bringing sweetness to all of your closest relationships. If you’re dating, you might find yourself in the midst of a confusing situationship on the 19th, but things should clear up by the time the love planet enters practical Capricorn on the 23rd. 

Money Horoscope 

The new moon in Capricorn on the 11th is an opportunity to set some intentions around debt, taxes and shared resources. This is a great time to meet with a financial advisor, consolidate credit cards or get ahead of the game on your taxes. With Mars spending time in Capricorn as well, you also want to make investments or apply for a loan.

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(June 21 - July 22)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Documents signed, commitments made 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Finally get that holiday bonus 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/4, 1/13, 1/17, 1/20 

January begins with you still reeling from the emotional full moon in your sign on December 26th. Your top New Year’s resolutions are around taking better care of your body and mind but for the first part of the month, you’re very caught up in relationships and other people’s stuff. Watch out for anyone who stirs up conflict because with Mars in Capricorn, you’re likely to start a fight. After the new moon in Capricorn on the 11th, you finally shake off the heaviness of the last few weeks and can focus your energy on commitments that ground you. 

Love Horoscope 

So much of your energy is focused on relationships this month. Mars in Capricorn (from the 4th) might bring tension or even a breakup, while Venus in Capricorn (from the 23rd) brings major sweetness from your closest people. Whether single or partnered, the new moon in Capricorn on the 11th is your opportunity to set relationship goals for the coming year. 

Money Horoscope 

Aquarius season (from the 20th) is the time of year when you get the most stressed about money, especially debts, taxes and other shared resources. The full moon in Leo on the 25th puts a spotlight on your financial situation. You may want to avoid looking at it all at once, but putting it out there does provide relief.

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Take home a foster kitten 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): All eyes on you! 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/9, 1/10, 1/15, 1/20, 1/27 

You’re starting 2024 back in the grind. Capricorn season puts the sun in your work sector, and you’re focused on health, fitness and sorting out your routines. What current habits are you happy with and where could your days use some innovation? The most important thing for you to do this month is to find routines that inspire you rather than stick to what keeps you in a bored stasis. Once the sun moves into Aquarius on the 20th, you become much more focused on relationships and other people so take all the time you need in the first part of the month to focus on yourself. 

Love Horoscope 

Venus spends most of the month (through the 23rd) in your romance sector making this the sexiest time of year for you, and this only increases once Aquarius season begins on the 20th. Though you’re tempted to be the one treating your partner, make sure you get your partner to treat you at the full moon in Leo on the 25th. 

Money Horoscope 

Money matters were chaotic for you in December, and January is more of the same. Through the 8th, you might be especially tempted to splurge on some post-Christmas sales, but think about yourself in the future before taking any financial risks.

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(August 23 - September 23)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Set up on a first date 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Do not disturb mode 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/1, 1/8, 1/13, 1/18, 1/19, 1/27, 1/27, 1/28 

Your ruling planet Mercury stations direct on the 1st, but despite the forward motion, you still feel like you’re swimming in the soup. As much as you want to push forward and work on some larger professional goals, you actually have a lot to handle at home. The weight of all this leaves you feeling totally exhausted on the 8th, but once Mercury moves into Capricorn on the 13th, you’re finally feeling grounded and in control. Mercury’s shift into Capricorn jumpstarts your creativity and helps you solve the problems that have been holding you back in all areas of your life. What you’ve been sorting through since November finally works itself out. 

Love Horoscope 

The new moon in Capricorn on the 11th is a fresh start for your romantic life. A rendezvous with an old lover over holiday break left you craving more affection in your day to day, and if you’re single, January is the month to put yourself out there. 

Money Horoscope 

A lot of both your brain power and financial resources are being put into your home this month. With beauty planet Venus in your domestic sector for most of January, you’re tempted to do some living room makeovers and kitchen renovations. Invest in quality furniture and whatever makes you feel comfortable and at peace in your own space.

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(September 23 - October 21)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Start your apartment search 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Wild night with friends 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/1, 1/19, 1/23, 1/28 

Your ruling planet Venus squares off with restrictive Saturn on the 1st and so you start the month very aware of your own limits, especially when it comes to how much you can do in a day. You need to be careful about where you’re putting your energy. The new moon in Capricorn on the 11th falls in your home and family sector and is your time to set intentions around your private life for 2024. Venus then moves into Capricorn on the 23rd letting you discover the sweetness of spending time alone. 

Love Horoscope 

The sun enters Aquarius on the 20th and welcomes your most romantic and creative time of year. If you’re in a long-term relationship, you might be looking to revitalize your partnership and learn to date each other again. If you’re single, you might feel ready to turn a new page and look for better matches. February is looking more like the month when your next relationship will start but seeds for it are being planted now. 

Money Horoscope 

January is all about improving your overall financial health. You’ve taken a lot of risks on investments and entrepreneurship over the past few years, and now it’s finally time to get out of survival mode and into a place where you can thrive. The full moon in Leo on the 25th opens up doors for you to earn more and also to share the wealth.

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(October 22 - November 21)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): New bar opens in your neighborhood 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Lots of attention at work 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/4, 1/9, 1/12, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29 

After spending the last few months first in a holding pattern and then in a state of intense renewal, January is a month of being booked and busy and generally feeling like yourself again (without all that existential exhaustion). Your ruling planet Mars enters Capricorn—a sign where the action planet makes moves and takes names—on the 4th, reinvigorating your whole vibe. Though you might be feeling a bit more quiet and introspective once Aquarius season begins on the 20th, the full moon in Leo on the 25th is a breakthrough moment for your career and public image that increases your visibility. 

Love Horoscope 

After feeling like all the progress you’ve made in your love life stalled out in the fall, you’re feeling much more hopeful and optimistic about romance in January. If you’re single, you’re likely to meet someone through a friend or a local group. Focus on the people who make you feel the most calm and grounded. 

Money Horoscope 

You’re making all kinds of moves this month, and one of them is getting your finances in order. Connection planet Venus spends almost the entire month in your money sector so you’re cleaning up your accounts, sorting out debts and seeking support when you need it.

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(November 22 - December 21)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): A little shopping spree 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Boarding the plane for vacation 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/27, 1/28 

Sure, you have a “life of the party” reputation, but even you were having trouble feeling hopeful or optimistic over the last few months. But January begins with you feeling confident, articulate and beautiful. Venus is in your sign through the 23rd making this the best time of year to update your beauty and skin routines, upgrade your wardrobe, and commit to healthier habits. Once you have your mind and body under control, the next step this month is to adjust your work schedule so that you can feel more freedom in your day to day. 

Love Horoscope 

Your dating life is on fire this month whether you’re looking for something serious or just something fun. A love connection gets made on the 19th and things heat up on the 27th. This is also an excellent month to find a business or creative partner. 

Money Horoscope 

Mars enters your money sector on the 4th through mid-February, and this is a transit that makes you feel like a hole is being burned in your wallet. As soon as money comes in, you immediately want to spend it. Combined with your focus on health and fitness, this might just be the month you finally splurge on that fancy gym membership or a Peloton.

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(December 22 - January 19)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): New moon, new you! 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Cathartic therapy session 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/1, 1/4, 1/9, 1/13, 1/20, 1/23, 1/27, 1/28 

After feeling like you’ve been running on low battery for the last month, January is the story of you finally getting recharged and coming back to life. Mars enters your sign on the 4th which on the one hand, increases your energy, but also might leave you feeling hot and bothered. Exercise is your friend as it’s important that you make time to sweat out all that excess heat. At the new moon on the 11th (which falls in your sign), you’re finally feeling more grounded and present, and ready to stick to your health and beauty goals. By the 23rd, when Venus enters your sign, you start to see and feel the results of committing to healthier habits. 

Love Horoscope 

The full moon on December 26th revealed both the best and worst things about your love life, and this month you’re finding joy in self-love. Whether you’re single or partnered, you’re at your best when you’re taking yourself out on dates.  

Money Horoscope 

Aquarius season begins on the 20th and for you, this is the time of year most focused on your resources. With Pluto also moving into Aquarius, you’re considering some power moves that could transform your relationship to money. The full moon on the 25th draws your attention to investments and debts that are either propelling you forward or holding you back.

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(January 20 - February 18)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Start a meditation practice 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): A great night out that ends in a proposal 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/1, 1/9, 1/18, 1/20, 1/28 

After several weeks of missed connections over the holidays, January is your opportunity to get back in touch and make a good impression. Whether you’re starting your own business, angling for a promotion or trying to make friends in a new city, you’re putting all your effort into building your network. But with all that socializing also comes burnout and you feel especially beat around the new moon in Capricorn on the 11th. Get some rest and once your season begins on the 20th (happy solar return!), you’ll be confident that you’re on a whole new level. 

Love Horoscope 

You’re meeting so many new people this month, but it’s not necessarily in a romantic sense. Someone you think is flirting with you at a New Year’s Day gathering on the 1st actually just wants some business advice. The full moon in Leo on the 25th is a state of the union for your romantic relationships after which you can make some adjustments and get back in the game. 

Money Horoscope 

2024 is a very different year than 2023, but one similarity is that you’re still in your frugal era. It’s tempting to splurge on the January sales that are popping up everywhere but you have some larger goals that will require those resources in the future. If you must spend, make sure you’re investing in pieces (especially for your home) that will last.

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(February 19 - March 20)

  • New Moon in Capricorn (1/11): Lunch with new bestie 
  • Full Moon in Leo (1/25): Chaos at the office 
  • Other Key Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/27, 1/28 

January is a month of both personal and professional developments for you. With your ruling planet Jupiter finally direct as of December 30th, you’re feeling hopeful and optimistic again. You’re especially excited to get involved on a local level. As far as networking goes, you’re making it your mission to develop more professional connections so that you can promote your career, launch a business or get in with your boss. Once Aquarius season begins on the 20th, you enter a more introspective period so get out and socialize while you have the energy for it early in the month. 

Love Horoscope 

The full moon in Cancer on December 26th revealed whether your current situationship was meant to be or not, and now in January, you’re making moves to set up love that’s going to last. Mark the 19th on your calendar as a date when sparks are going to fly. 

Money Horoscope 

The full moon in Leo on the 25th highlights the best and worst parts of your work, health and routines. Are you happy in your current day job or would you like to switch your path? If you’re interested in starting an entrepreneurial venture, there’s a lot of energy this month to get that going.

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Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...