11th January GMT 11:57 / PST 03:57 / EST 06:57
“If you’ve been visualizing or dreaming about what you’d like 2024 to hold for you, this is a powerful new moon to help you crystallize your intentions.“
As we move into this first month of the year, our new moon in earthy Capricorn greets us to begin a new lunar cycle.
We’ve been working with Capricorn energy since the winter solstice when the sun moved into the sign of the mystical sea goat. Now, the new moon gives us a fresh look at how we can tune into the resilient, grounded vibe that Capricorn brings.
For many of us January can be a mixed month, with some people ready and willing to embrace the new year and others still in retreat mode, yearning for brighter days! But wherever you are at, if you have been visualizing or dreaming about what you’d like 2024 to hold for you, this is a powerful new moon to help you crystalize your intentions.
Towards the end of the month, Pluto, known as Lord of the Underworld changes signs from Capricorn to Aquarius. (When a planet changes signs we need to take notice.) In preparation for this – I think building stamina is where it’s at! Remember, this can be achieved through rest and relaxation as much as by being proactive.
Capricorn energy can help us build momentum towards some kind of transformation, but the groundwork needs to be done first before the match is lit. Steady your foundations with this new moon, ready to build your fire.
Tuning into the energy gives an opportunity to prepare ourselves and the chance to think about what will sustain us through the shifts ahead. So, if you feel called, dig deep, set some intentions, and make time to reflect:
What sparks can you start to kindle now to provide warmth and light over these next few months?
Whatever you have learnt from 2023 has not been in vain. Believe in yourself and the wisdom you have gained.
Take time to ground yourself to keep your inner spark bright as we move through the month. Wishing you a beautiful new moon,
Charlotte Lauren is a Hellenistic Astrologer, who also incorporates some modern techniques in her work. She weaves astrology with cyclical living to help illuminate a cosmically conscious path for her clients, offering birth chart readings and astro mentoring packages with a holistic approach. Charlotte also hosts a free facebook group for women who wish to work with the lunar cycle. You can also follow her love of the cosmos on Instagram.