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VIRGO - January 2024 Forecast

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TLDR; things are getting better just hold on!!!!!!!!!!

High fortune days (astrologically better-than-average days imo):

Jan 8 (Moon/Venus conjunction) and Jan 18 (Moon/Jupiter conjunction).

We start the new calendar year off on a clean slate, with Mercury being the last visible planet to station direct. This is especially fortunate for the Mercury-ruled signs (Virgo & Gemini). Mercury (significator of: speech, travel, finances, children, students) begins to move again with forward progress, cleaning up the details of our lives that have been slowly undoing themselves since December 12th. Mercury has been moving backwards from your 5th House to your 4th House, re-evaluating/reviewing/reorganizing matters relevant to your friends, creativity, and home life since December 12th. Additionally, Mars has been in close contact with Mercury during the latter half of the retrograde, likely adding moments of aggravation & undesired intensity to matters already going awry. Things are moving forward & getting better than before, it just might take the whole month for you to realize it! 

Mars enters Capricorn on January 4th, increasing overall strength in the battles we face every day. Mars gains dignity in the sign of Capricorn, and by extension,  so do Mars-ruled people, places, and things. This “strength in battle” is especially relevant to the topics of your 5th House (friends, lovers, creativity, children). Watch out for arguments or conflicts between allies and blockages in creativity. Lean into the satisfaction that comes after doing hard things! Look to support from your Taurus 9th house, where Jupiter is currently transiting. The 9th House offers tools like wisdom, mentorship, and spiritual guidance to aid affairs of the 5th house.

The Sun and Moon join each other on January 11th, ringing in the start of the first lunar cycle of 2024. Otherwise referred to as the “Capricorn New Moon,” this fresh start reflects a heightened priority of the long-term and the short-term decisions we can make to attract the future we want. Happening for you in the 5th house, look to new friendships or intimate ventures starting around this time. Alternatively, it's great weather to start a new creative project that might take a while to finish.

We welcome the Aquarius solar season on the 20th of January, shifting focus from matters of the 5th house to matters of the 6th house. Like Capricorn, this solar season remains under the influence of Saturn, though everyone is a bit louder about the growing sense of melancholy and rejection. For Virgo risings however, Aquarius season urges you to prioritize maintenance of your physical health. If you have pets, this solar season could prioritize your animals & their needs.

A day after we shift the collective focus on Aquarius, Mercury leaves their post-shadow phase and begins to travel through unexplored Capricorn territory. In layman’s terms, by January 21st, we will have revisited everything that needed to be revisited since the Mercury retrograde of  December 12th. Stagnancy is out, moving forward is in! Look forward to new events coming your way concerning details of the 5th House.

As if we weren’t done with the Capricorn side of things, Venus decides to join the party on January 23rd. Similar to Mars, Venus gains (some) dignity in the sign of Capricorn. She is not formally exalted in the sign like Mars is, but she does behave more preferably in earthy, nocturnal signs. Especially after her run-ins with Saturn at the beginning of the month, events under her influence begin to cool down and gain a sense of discernment. 

Since Venus is the natural significator of relationships, friendship, mothers, sisters, marriages- it is likely to see or experience a certain “return to logic” where relationships with others are concerned. In short, Venus in Capricorn is family heirlooms, unearthed wedding rings, preserved makeup, the lawful maintenance of cave paintings. Beautiful things that stand in need of duty, obligation, commitment, and/or practicality are noteworthy descriptors of this Venus season.

Pay attention to the things that add sweetness in places where it’s easy to forget there is any. The harshness or difficulty manifesting in your 5th House will be thankful for the introduction of Venus at its events! Venus rejoices when transiting through the 5th house, so look forward to the social events you might be involved in towards the end of the month.

January 25th brings us the Aquarius/Leo full moon, the first one of 2024! A completion, culmination, release, and (maybe) a party is happening in your 6th & 12th houses. Full moons occurring in the areas of life pertaining to mental & physical health have a lot to do with “bringing things to light.” This would be a good time to schedule that yearly check up! Alternatively, these houses also have a lot to do with animals. If you have pets or take care of living things, expect the full moon to bring attention to matters concerning your critters. 

Mercury catches up to Mars in the sky and conjoins him in the sign of Capricorn on January 26th. Mars and Mercury have been tailing each other closely for some time now in the sky, reflecting aggression and aggravation to the topics associated with Mercury (see above). With this meeting happening under Saturn’s influence in Capricorn, it’s wise to expect some not-cute moments happening in your 5th House around this time. Harsh words between friends are likely, though these might be times you become a supportive friend to those you care about.

Things cool off towards the end of the month as Mercury gains speed and bypasses Mars. January certainly leaves the world on an awkward and vaguely bitter note going into February.

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