By Emma Vidgen

January 8-13 Horoscopes: A New Moon Brings With it a Cosmic Nudge to Begin Planning

The week begins slowly before a new moon prompts the question: Where do I want to be at the end of 2024? Read your weekly horoscopes now.
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The sleepy start to 2024 continues this week as the moon moves through its darkest phase (until Wednesday AEST and GMT). The balsamic moon phase is always a time for rest and reflection so if you haven’t managed to get too much of either over the Christmas/New Year break, the front half of this week is the perfect moment to retreat from the world.

While the minutiae of your day-to-day continue to right itself, loose threads from 2023 slowly sort out, the growing Capricorn energy is a cue to think long-term. A new moon (11 January AEST and GMT) gives you a cosmic nudge to ask, “Where do I want to be at the end of 2024?” The planets are in harmony offering you all the support you need to get creative. Focus on the “what” rather than getting caught up in the “how” – all will become clear in time.

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The glimmer of a resolution, or at least some vision for what’s next appears on the horizon this week as Mars’ march through Capricorn continues to build momentum, especially with your work. Before you can race ahead, there’s still some murkiness to be sorted out from late last year. As much as you might want to rush past the details, it’s worth going back over things one final time to check you’re all on the same page.


Where to from here? That’s the question this week’s sky is asking you to ponder. A new moon in Capricorn (11 January, AEST and GMT) inspires you to reflect your long-term travel goals, but with Mercury still in its shadow, the finer details may be a little sketchy. Don’t panic! Instead, allow yourself the space and time to consider the long-haul trips or OS work transfers that still feel a “must do” and quietly start plotting how you can make them happen in 2024.


Mercury retrograde (which may affect you more than most given you are a Mercury-ruled sign) may be done, but it won’t officially be out of its shadow til the end of next week. That means you’re still very much in recovery mode. Don’t get drawn into what you “should” be doing – especially from your partner if you’re coupled up. Instead, take things slowly; the devil truly is in the detail. Cross your Ts, dot your Is and don’t be afraid to check and check again that everyone’s singing from the same liner notes.


A potent new moon in Capricorn (11 January, AEST and GMT) brings laser sharp focus to your closest relationships. Chances are this latest Mercury retrograde (which wrapped up 1 Jan GMT 2 Jan AEST) brought to light a few, er,  “areas for development”. Now is the time to strategically commit to a better way of being… together. All great partnerships are about work and compromise. Make sure you’re prioritising both in equal measures. Relationship fulfilment is a two-person job.


Are you ready for a new challenge? The desire to bust out of a work rut could be more tempting than ever this week. As the new moon in Capricorn (11 January AEST and GMT) gets an earthy burst of “let’s mix it up” feels, if you can dream it, you might just pull it off. Of course nothing Capricorn related comes quickly, so don’t be afraid to set some long-range goals…the more ambitious, the better.


With your ruling planet very much under the influence of spaced-out Neptune this week, your normally meticulous attention to detail could still be a little ho-hum. Resist the urge to get caught up in new year productivity pushes and take things slowly. A little extra care to make sure you’re not reading into things – especially with those closest to you – will serve you well. For single folks the new moon (11 January AEST and GMT) is a juicy moment to manifest a new (left-of-centre) love interest.


With a new moon in Capricorn activating all things home and family related, this week is a cracker for starting over. Letting your imagination run wild with renovation plans or maybe dreaming up a new address entirely is an excellent way to work with the energy (11 January AEST and GMT). It’s a sweet escape from the aftermath of last year’s final fortnight – which likely gave rise to more than a couple of curve balls. Hang in there, resolve is just around the corner.


How’s your five-year plan looking? There’s no better time than Capricorn season than to give it some thought, and this week looks especially good for future tripping. With the new moon (11 January AEST and GMT) inviting you to think long-term, now is the time to start brainstorming – or at least brain dumping – what’s next. If you’re stuck for where to start, expanding your repertoire in the realm of communication and learning is a great place to begin.


A fresh start on the financial front is well within reach this week, as new moon energy emboldens you to dream big. Capricorn energy is all about taking steady, strategic steps and with Uranus also in the mix, you’ve got the makings of a new revenue stream or saving plan that could go the distance. Luisa Via Roma wasn’t built in a day, be patient but considered. The seeds you sow this week could take root for months to come…


In the mood for reinvention? This week your home season delivers major main character energy. Cue the makeover montage, because there’s never been a better time to change things up. Doing something off-piste may not be your stock-in-trade but this week’s new moon (11 January AEST and GMT) is inviting you to do exactly that. With Uranus creating a harmonious hum on the main stage of your life, there’s never been a better time to go off-piste. New hair, new ink, new job? Your imagination is your only limitation.


If you didn’t have a chance to reset over the holiday season, now is your chance. With a new moon bringing a major “control-alt-delete” vibe to your life, make a plan on how you’re going to do less in the months to come. Committing to practices that prioritise solitude, silence and reflection should top your list. Mark it in your calendar, get militant if you need to. Your wellbeing is too precious; it’s time to take it seriously.


It may still feel like you’re in the weeds this week as you continue to work through the hangover from late December. Don’t be deterred by the glacial pace, despite appearances, things are moving in the right direction. On the plus side, a big energetic reset this week courtesy of the new moon in Capricorn (11 January AEST and GMT) means you’ve got the chance to wipe the slate clean. If strengthening your friendships or broadening your social circle is something on your 2024 to-do list, this is a great window to make a start.

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.