December 31, 2023
Astrology Predictions January 2024: Celestial Navigation, Defiance and Unrest
by Curtis Burns,

Astrology Predictions for January 2024 and Some Words about 2024

Happy new year to all.  The end becomes the new beginning.  Life is an eternal wheel turning.  We either revolve with the wheel, or we become the wheel itself.

The astrological configurations for 2024 are rather unremarkable.  There are no major configuration events that are anywhere near the first months of 2020, which was such a pivotal year for humanity. However, I have much to say about January 2024 itself, just a few paragraphs down this article.

This is not to say that that things on the world scene will remain static in 2024; i.e. no new major developments.  One just has to acknowledge that we have multiple growing war fronts in the world right now, there is a very unappealing election coming up with Donald Trump (presumably) and Biden, economic developments are not encouraging at all, and climatologically we are seeing more and more escalation.  The trends are looking anything but positive now.

Just see the trends and adjust yourself accordingly with what your conclusions determine.  You are, after all, the captain of your own ship.

Astrology as Celestial Navigation

The captain is also the navigator, using the framework of the eternal stars, to weather the assaulting, but transitory storms and currents, and the darkness and vastness of ignorance.  You chart the course, having determined the destination.  Explorers trusted their instincts, but depended on the Sun, Moon and stars.

It may be an overused metaphor, but astrology essentially is the celestial navigation of our lives.  Perhaps the ultimate form of realism; thoughts and opinions may waver, but the movements of the heavenly bodies and their timing are beyond speculation or opinion.

Having said all of that, I can see one very clear turning point coming up in January 2024.  It is of very short term and significance, but very clear indeed.

Astrology of Defiance and Unrest in January 2024

In the interval between January 23 and 27 we have the conjunction of Mercury and Mars in sidereal Sagittarius falling right along the axis of the fixed stars Vega and Sirius, just as Uranus turns stationary direct in sidereal Aries, then the Sun makes an exact square to Jupiter, and it’s a full moon.

The chart I’m displaying is about midpoint in time giving you an idea of what will be occurring.

Astrology Predictions for January 2024 Vedic and Western

Timeline of unfoldment: 

  1. Mars opposes Sirius January 23 as well as the Moon there.
  2. Mercury opposes Sirius January 25
  3. Mars conjuncts Vega January 25
  4. Mercury conjuncts Vega January 26
  5. Uranus turns direct January 27
  6. Sun squares Jupiter January 27
  7. The full moon occurs on January 27

The chief factor definitely will be Uranus turning direct, which has a very strong social and ideological effect on humanity.  Sometimes its activity coincides with sudden and disruptive events.

As I summarize the configuration in the day-by-day section below: “defiance and unrest”.  I urge everyone to make best use of the time to achieve a greater degree of freedom from anti-individualistic forces and thought.  Freedom (and happiness) begins in the mind.

Day by Day Astrology Predicitons for January 2024

Monday, Jan 1
New Year’s Day
Mercury Stationary Direct
Moon at Apogee (farthest from the Earth)
Bright expectations, but perhaps thwarted desires.  (Venus square Saturn)

Tuesday, Jan 2
The Moon on the Super Galactic Center later in the day may bring insights and revelations.

Wednesday, Jan 3
Earth at Perihelion (closest to the Sun)
Exercise authority, authenticity, and accountability.  What you let go, you may gain back in unexpected ways.  Experience the higher beauties of living, defy torpor.  (Sun quintile Neptune, Venus quincunx Jupiter)

Thursday, Jan 4
Last Quarter Moon
Quandrantid Meteor Shower
Moon at the South Node (Ketu)
Rarified, pure love.  (Venus tridecile Neptune)

Friday, Jan 5
Early evening US time, bright and audacious spirits as the Moon opposes Jupiter, as well as the Sun opposite Sirius star.

Saturday, Jan 6
Epiphany
The Sun on Vega and Venus on Antares (Heart of the Scorpion) stars may bring penetrating insights to life and love.

Sunday, Jan 7
Orthodox Christmas
Early on US time the Moon opposes Algol (Medusa’s severed head) star bringing jarring or disturbing things to light.

Monday, Jan 8
Enjoyable, interesting and moving situations potentially triggering changes.  (Sun decile Venus tridecile Jupiter, Mercury square Neptune and biquintile Uranus)

Tue-Wed, Jan 9-10
A bit more spirit to overcome adversity right now. Emotional gravity. (Sun semisquare Saturn, Sun trine Uranus, Mars sextile Saturn, Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus, Venus semisquare Pluto, Saturn on Fomalhaut star)

Thursday, Jan 11
New Moon
Mercury on Galactic Center can deliver powerful messaging, insights, transcendence.

Friday, Jan 12
Mercury at Greatest Elongation
Juno Stationary Retrograde
Relationships energized, adventurous. Brillance, revelations.  (Mars trine Jupiter, Sun trine Juno)

Saturday, Jan 13
Moon at Perigee (closest to Earth)
Sun enters sidereal Capricorn, realm of the Seagoat.  Allegedly, it was Pan from Greek myth stuck in mid-transformation to a fish trying to escape the monster Typhon. Alternatively, the constellation represented Enki of Babylonian myth, god of water, crafts and creation.  Funny now those myths, constellational groupings and western astrology meanings can diverge at times.

Sunday, Jan 14
Orthodox New Year
Relationships may sputter a bit as they adjust to accommodate new developments.  (Venus quincunx Uranus)

Monday, Jan 15
Martin Luther King Day (US)
Creativity and inspiration, artistic growth.  (Sun sextile Neptune, Venus semisquare Jupiter)

Tuesday, Jan 16
Relationships as a steppingstone to self-development.  (Venus square Juno)

Wednesday, Jan 17
Moon at Ascending Node (Rahu)
The purpose of love tested, proven.  (Venus quintile Saturn, Mars tridecile Juno, Mercury sesquiquadrate Uranus)

Thursday, Jan 18
First Quarter Moon
Measured progress in affairs.  (Mercury sextile Saturn)

Friday, Jan 19
Relationships spark self-development. Deeping of emotions.  (Venus biquintile Uranus, Mercury trine Jupiter, Venus square Neptune)

Saturday, Jan 20
Do not exploit people or situations. Lead with honor and conscientiousness. Love with clarity and transparency. (Sun conjunct Pluto, Venus conjunct Galactic Center)

Sunday, Jan 21
Honor self, your own sovereign purpose.  Clarity with relationships.  (Sun tridecile Uranus, Mercury tridecile Juno)

Monday, Jan 22
Gain finesse and aplomb. Discover strength in weakness.  Exuberance with others.  (Mars quintile Neptune, Juno sesquiquadrate Jupiter)

Tuesday, Jan 23
Urgency and directness. Make things happen.  (Mars opposite Sirius star, Moon conjunct Sirius and opposite Mercury and Mars)

Wednesday, Jan 24
Subtlety, guile, sensitivity.  Reality spun as you create. Elusive motivation, vulnerability. (Mercury quintile Neptune)

Thursday, Jan 25
Full Moon
Brilliance, breakthroughs.  (Mercury opposite Sirius star, Mars on Vega star)

Friday, Jan 26
Relationship developments.  Reacquire confidence and strength through relationships. Brilliance, success.  (Sun sesquiquadrate Juno, Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus, Mercury conjunct Vega star)

Saturday, Jan 27
Uranus Stationary Direct
Defiance and unrest. Throw off oppressive, coercive, and obsolete situations, forces, and paradigms.  Assume the responsibilities now of freedom firmly, embrace that new real you for the long haul, not just for the flash of the moment.  (Sun square Jupiter, Mercury conjunct Mars)

Sunday, Jan 28
Cordiality between the generations and open-mindedness to all.  (Venus sextile Saturn, Mercury tridecile Jupiter, Mercury trine Uranus, Venus trine Jupiter)

Monday, Jan 29
Moon at Apogee (farthest from Earth)
Excitement to engage, optimism of outcomes.  (Mars tridecile Jupiter, Mars trine Uranus, Mercury trine Juno)

Tuesday, Jan 30
Disappointment, disillusionment. Overcome negativity. Others can help. (Mercury semisquare Saturn, Sun semisquare Neptune, Venus tridecile Juno)

Wednesday, Jan 31
Moon at South Node (Ketu)
Mercury and Mars aspect Pollux and Castor stars in Gemini constellation.  Urgency and activation, make and unexpected move.  Spirited cooperation as Mars trines Juno.

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