This is Kathy Biehl of EmpowermentUnlimited.net with Astro-Insight for the week of January 8, 2024.
We’re gonna start to feel like we’re getting somewhere. Tthis week brings opportunities to take notions and goals and thoughts you’ve had about what you want to accomplish in your life and turn them into actual working plans and to get really moving on them.
Although we do start in a bit of a fog. You might wonder at the beginning of the week if we’re back in Mercury retrograde with Mercury squaring Neptune on the eighth. Don’t believe everything you hear as if anyone does that these days anymore, anyway. Could be really good for coming up with inspired ideas for imagination, for creativity.
Change is easy on the ninth. Opening yourself up to some possibilities perhaps that you have not allowed in your life or that have not been previously possible. This is a moment of preparing yourself for the changes that are coming this year and starting to drop aspects of your being that don’t really suit you anymore.
All part of you becoming more genuinely expressively you this year, when the sun trines Uranus on the ninth, and this comes with opportunities to actually bring some of your goals into fruition, to actually take some solid stabilizing action when Mars is in a sex tile to Saturn, also on the same day.
These two influences take us into the first new moon of the year, the New Moon in Capricorn, which I’m calling the new mooniest New Moon that we have seen in a long, long time.
Most of the sky is in earth. Almost everything is orienting us toward practical, real world considerations, functionality, doability, feasibility, and this moon is wired for making things happen in your life. Probably not quickly, but definitely starting to move things forward.
Whatever you think you’re capable of doing is likely to swell and expand, so don’t hesitate to make some of those goals extremely large. Mars is trining Jupiter on the 12th, and this brings exuberance and greatly expanded feasibility and maybe pushes us all into a massive workaholic streak.
The eyes-on-the-prize serious vibe builds even more by the weekend, when thoughts, information, communication come to light that we’re probably not comfortable with, that we may not wanna deal with, watch what surfaces that you would do well to drop.
We have a baggage dropping moment on the 13th when Mercury in Sagittarius makes a final uncomfortable contact to Pluto in Capricorn and then moves into Capricorn itself. We’re still in the aftermath of the Capricorn New Moon. The sun is in Capricorn, Pluto is in Capricorn now. Mercury, Mars is in Capricorn.
Note the pile up. Next week, Venus will join the Capricorn party. You will probably be thinking about a lot in your life from the perspective of where is this getting me and is this getting me somewhere I want to go? Cold, calculated project management vibes over everything in life.
This is a terrific formula for productivity and all of this combined is pushing us to set our lives up in a way that they basically run. Deal with your infrastructure, deal with your schedule, set up your goals, set your targets, set your action plans Later in the year, you will not have the luxury of time to do this. Do it now.
And probably something that you think you want, you will need to tweak before the weekend is over. Venus makes an adjustment aspect to Uranus. Venus wants what she wants. Maybe something needs to change in your life in order for you to get what you want. Maybe you see a different desire, maybe something new, unusual. I’ll go for this, instead of that.
Possibly there is something in a relationship that needs to be shifted for step to be able to grow and continue. Another probable streak in this is relationships changing to take into account the new expression of yourself that started when the sun trying to Uranus earlier in the week. Every time part of a system changes, the system responds by rearranging.
It’s also possible that a part of you will scream for a break and for some fun. As the weekend rolls out, we’ve been working really hard. We’re going to continue to work hard for quite a while. Continuing and developing are the goals of everything that we’re putting our energy into right now. And sometimes you do need a break
Homing Thought of the Week: Step by step.
Song of the Week: Finest Worksong by R.E.M.
And the Image of the Week is: Scissors gliding across paper and cutting it without any effort. How often does that happen and isn’t it really magical when it does?
You’ll learn more about this in my forecast for the Capricorn New Moon, which is already up at my site,, EmpowermentUunlimited.net, where you can sign up for my mailing list and book a session with me.
I’m Kathy Biehl, a professional astrologer with more than 30 years experience. I host the show Celestial Compass on OMTimes Radio on the first and third Monday of every month at 5:00 PM Eastern.
I also host lively conversation on Facebook at the page Empowerment Unlimited and in the group the Astro-Insight Lounge. I have lots of bonus content at patreon.com/kathybiehl, and I am really grateful to the people who support my work there. I post on Instagram and Threads at @kabiehl and on YouTube at the Professional Aquarian channel. Talk to you next week.