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New Moon in Capricorn, January 11th, 2024

The first new Moon of the year is packed with a lot of energy that will be useful for moving forward and creating positive changes in the physical and material realms. In other words, we will be seeing the results of our efforts manifesting in 3D reality.

Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, so anything begun here has the potential of powerful forward movement. Mars is also co-present, perfecting a beautiful trine to Jupiter, also in an earth sign, Taurus. And, Mars being exalted in Capricorn  (meaning he has dignity here and his energies are reinforced or exalted) gives this new Moon incredible potential for positive outcomes, as long as we are willing to do the work!

Following, you will find descriptions of what this new Moon signifies for your rising sign, which is calculated using your birth date, time and place. You can do this for free at And if you don't have your birth time, these descriptions will also apply to your Sun sign, which is the sign you already know as your birth sign. I will also indicate what types of goals will likely be realized for the coming full Moon in Leo, January 25th, 2024. 

So, here goes:

Aries (rising or Sun): January offers openings and opportunities for career advancement, professional growth and financial abundance. Pretty nice, right? So, your work and career goals for the coming full Moon in Leo should be a priority for you, because they have a very good chance of coming to fruition this month.

Taurus: this month, you will probably be exposed to new ideas and ways to experience spirituality. With this new Moon in your 9th house of higher learning and spiritual yearnings, perhaps you will  undertake a new spiritual practice, join a church or take a class that offers new perspectives on how you perceive yourself and the world around you. I would encourage you to be open to these opportunities and take steps to implement your chosen tool.

Gemini: if you have Gemini as your rising or Sun sign, you may have some debts that need to be paid, whether financial or otherwise. Karmic debts are included here, and you may not be fully aware of these. Implementing a strategy to pay off outstanding debt will be highly beneficial at this time. Another possibility is that you might be receiving money or resources from an unknown source, or perhaps an inheritance that you weren't expecting. Anything is possible!

Cancer: With Cancer on your rising or as your Sun sign, now is the time to begin a new relationship, or deepen and expand an existing one. This includes not just just romantic relationships, but any one-on-one connection that will be mutually beneficial. You may meet someone from your peer group who becomes a close ally, or make friends with a person who will support you in more ways than you expect. Be open to this possibility at this time, and chances are, you will have met someone and created a significant relationship by the full Moon in Leo in just 2 weeks.

Leo: Our Leo's will be seeing their work schedule filling up to the brim. That said, it will be highly beneficial for your professional trajectory and career path, and by keeping your blade to the grindstone you will greatly increase your chances of getting noticed, bringing in new clients or being at the top of your game and getting paid for it. The extra work you put in will definitely pay off, and you are likely to see some of the benefits of your sacrifice by the coming full Moon in 2 weeks.

Virgo: Virgo rising and Sun signs are looking at a very fertile period with this new Moon. This would be an ideal time to conceive, for those who are looking to have children, and for those who aren't, turn that nurturing energy into self-care routines that will benefit your health and well-being in a very big way. Jupiter in your 9th house is offering opportunities for spiritual growth, complimenting or perhaps resulting from the focus on taking care of your personal needs to experience joy and simple pleasures. Going for long walks, playing with animals and children, taking bubble baths, etc., will all be very beneficial for Virgos.

Libra: Whether this is your rising sign or your Sun sign, you will be working with family issues, or situations involving your house and home. Significant others, including family members, may be included in your decisions, which may involve redecorating or sprucing up your living space. This can also be the time to call a truce and let bygones be bygones, for the sake of finding harmony. Just be sure to communicate with love and good intentions, and you should see some positive results by the next full Moon!

Scorpio: Scorpio natives are seeing this new Moon in their 3rd house of communication, thought and the local community. Their one-on-one relationships will flourish as the result of making concerted efforts to reach out to neighbors, offer community events and communicate clearly their intentions around their local community priorities. By the next full Moon in Leo, on January 25th, 2024, they will begin to receive the benefits from their efforts in reaching out to those in their local community, which will respond in a very positive way to their offerings.

Sagittarius: Saj Sun sign or rising will experience this new Moon in Capricorn in a very tangible and concrete manner. In their second house of resources, they are going to find new ways of making money, whether expanding their present avenues of financial abundance, or creating new ones. Either way, your workload will expand accordingly, so get ready for an influx of clients, jobs or other opportunities to bring in extra income and resources. My suggestion between now and the full Moon in 2 weeks: streamline your processes and delegate!

Capricorn: Capricorns will find this new Moon to be profoundly transformative, with the potential for a redo, remake or shift in your perceptions around your physical appearance and/or your personality, or how you want to be seen, heard and felt by others. If you are having trouble with body image, this would be a good time to implement a fitness regime and/or dietary changes for a more healthy and beautiful you. You might also consider adopting a fun sport, changing your wardrobe or getting a new hair style. These things will boost your self-esteem and confidence. Your transformation may be more profound than just a skin-deep makeover, so no matter what, use positive affirmations and mindfulness to bolster your personal transformation.

Aquarius: These natives may have a harder time feeling the effects of this new Moon, as it is happening in their 12th house of concealment. That said, pay close attention to your dreams, and practice contemplative practices such as meditation and journaling to receive information pertaining to your abundance and well-being. Ancestors should also be consulted, as there is a direct line of communication through Jupiter's presence in Taurus in your 4th house. Your job is to keep that line open through regular practice, and remember to ask your ancestors for what you need!

Pisces: with your Sun or rising in Pisces, you will experience this new Moon in your 11th house of friends and allies. Chances are, going to a conference or participating in a class, whether online or in person, will open your horizons to new friends, and offer opportunities to be of service to your community. You might want to be involved in some kind of activism, or volunteer in a local community group, which has the potential for creating new friends and allies. Some Pisces natives have difficulties making friends, because of their shyness - if this is the case for you, get out there and make some friends, because this is your time!

Thank you for reading Moon Musings ~ wishing you all a lovely new Moon!

Sarah Songbird

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