Your Weekly Horoscopes: December 31 to January 6, 2024

The mantra for this week? “Get serious.”

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Happy New Year! The vibe is very low-key this New Year’s Eve as Venus squares off with Saturn on the 1st making things feel more serious than celebratory. 2024 starts off on the right foot though, as Mercury stations direct on the 1st and for the first time since 2021, we’re kicking off the year with actual forward motion! Plans take shape on the 4th when action planet Mars moves into diligent Capricorn. 

The mantra for the first week of 2024? Get serious.

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

The 2024 Astrology Report: Your Horoscope Snapshot for the Year Ahead

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

After a few weeks of making plans, scrapping them, and then making the same plans again, Mercury’s direct station on the 1st finds you finally back on track. Your ruling planet Mars moves from wildcard Sagittarius to industrious Capricorn on the 4th making you unstoppable (and more than a little bit intimidating).

This week’s mantra: “Force.”

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

2024 starts on a productive but melancholic note for you. On the one hand, you’re more clear than ever on what relationships and situations in your life need to go. But on the other hand, letting go hurts. Focus on what you’ve learned from these connections rather than getting stuck in loops of regret.

This week’s mantra: “Forward.”

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

2024 begins with you getting your groove back as your ruling planet Mercury stations direct on the 1st. The last few weeks have brought so many miscommunications, especially in your closest relationships, and you’re ready to clear things up. Remember that even though Mercury is direct, the communication planet is still moving very slowly so these resolutions will take some time to fully resolve. 

This week’s mantra: “Clarity.”

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Your best laid plans to get your fitness and health back in order were derailed by the holiday season, but with Mercury stationing direct on the 1st, you’re ready to get to the gym or try that keto diet. Just be mindful of who you’re sharing your goals with as Mars’ entrance into Capricorn on the 4th may bring tension and unhelpful feedback.

This week’s mantra: “Repeat.”

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

2024 begins with you feeling like you finally have some peace around your approach to dating. Though your holiday break brought some throwback flirtations, you’re ready to start the year with a clearer mindset about who and what you want in the present. Mars’ shift into Capricorn on the 4th further encourages you focusing on what’s already in front of you.

This week’s mantra: “Present.”

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Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

The stress of spending the holidays with your family is finally over and with your ruling planet Mercury stationing direct on the 1st, you’re starting the year feeling like yourself again. Time to settle back into your own home and reclaim your personal space. Mars moves into Capricorn on the 4th setting you back in motion and highlighting creative solutions.

This week’s mantra: “Settle.”

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Libra (September 23 - October 21)

2024 begins on a bittersweet note for you. Mercury stations direct on the 1st and after a few weeks of frenzy, you’re back on track with communications—replying to texts and emails, and setting up tons of friend dates. But you can’t help but notice who isn’t in your inbox. Sometimes it takes a clean break to restore the peace.

This week’s mantra: “Resolve.”

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Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

Mercury stations direct on the 1st and for you, this shift might bring a harsh realization around how much money you spent this holiday season. Part of getting back on track this week for you is making a budget and turning treats into less of a given and more of an incentive. Your ruling planet Mars enters responsible Capricorn on the 4th boosting your power and confidence.

This week’s mantra: “Reason.”

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Mercury stations direct in your sign on the 1st, and though this brings an end to all that communication and travel stress, you’re also feeling pressured to “make up for lost time.” There’s a lot of attention on you right now and though a lot of it is positive, it’s uncomfortable to be seen. How can you take control of the narrative?

This week’s mantra: “Shift.”

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

2024 begins with Mercury stationing direct on the 1st and though things all around you are getting back on track, you’re still caught in a haze. Things heat up on the 4th though when Mars enters your sign—a transit that brings major motivation, but also might leave you feeling a bit hot and bothered. Set aside time to sweat out all that extra heat.

This week’s mantra: “Move.”

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

2024 begins with you feeling torn between many different social obligations and mostly feeling like everything is too expensive. On that note: skip brunch with your friends on New Year’s Day and set up your budget spreadsheets for the year instead. Once Mars enters Capricorn on the 4th, you’ll want to put all your energy into staying in your own lane.

This week’s mantra: “Initiate.”

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

As you slowly get back into work mode post-holiday break, this week is all about stepping into a new leadership position on your team. Mercury stations direct on the 1st clearing up communications with your boss. Just watch out for conflicts with jealous coworkers which come up once Mars enters Capricorn on the 4th.

This week’s mantra: “Direct.”

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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...