New Moon in Capricorn ~January 11, 2024 ~ 3:57am PT / 6:57am ET ~ Theme: Taking It Slow

New Moon in Capricorn

January 11, 2024

Theme: Taking It Slow

by Andrea Dupuis

This week’s New Moon in Capricorn is an opportune moment to prepare for the big astrological events occurring this month, and for many, the big events that will happen in their lives.

With several planets currently in Capricorn (Sun, Moon, Pluto and Mars), we may feel an immense slowness and heaviness this week even when we’re trying to push things forward. 

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s dark and wintery, a time to go inward to reflect and dream of what’s next when the sun returns. 

Basic tasks may feel harder to accomplish as Capricorn is slow and methodical, and as an earth sign it never moves fast. It likes to sit back and plan ahead before taking action. It’s like a hiker looking up all the trails and prepping for a big hike with their gear and maps before heading out. 

We may feel this slowness now and even some frustration with it, wanting things to move faster but feeling at a standstill. But not to worry as next week the energy will shift swiftly as Pluto leaves Capricorn and moves into Aquarius where it will be (minus a dip back this fall) for the next 20 years. 

This is the most important transit for all of 2024, read more about it here.

Life will change rapidly for many of us with this shift into Aquarius – a much faster moving air sign. Life will likely look very different for many of us by the end of this year and life can feel like it’s moving fast and furious with many unexpected events this year.

Enjoy the slowness while you can, take some time to sit back and plan your next steps. Take this internal and slow New Moon as the opportunity to prepare, something Capricorn loves to do.

Winter can be a time for deep contemplation, and less about taking massive action. Capricorn reminds us to take time to plan, and get ready to climb the next mountain when we’re ready. 

This New Moon in Capricorn is leading up to a conjunction with Pluto and the Sun next week on the same day Pluto enters Aquarius on January 20th. We may start to feel the shift now, as Pluto begins its move from Capricorn and into Aquarius next week – alongside a Pluto Cazmi. A Cazimi is when the Sun comes in close contact with a planet (in this case Pluto) and blasts the energy of that planet out. 

This transit can come as a big relief to those with Capricorn Sun, Moon and Rising. Capricorns will get a break after many challenging years and heavy transits. 

New Moon Journal Prompts:

What do you want your life to look like come February? 

What preparations can you make now? 

Do you sense big changes on the horizon for you? What are they?


Who this New Moon impacts the most:

Capricorn Sun, Moon, Rising

Leo Sun, Moon, Rising

Cancer Sun, Moon, Rising

New Moon Intention Setting Ritual 

  1. Cleanse and purify your space by burning rosemary, bayleaf, cedar, sage or any herbs related to your heritage.
  2. Sit quietly in meditation for 10-15mins, or do the Rising Woman Inner Child Meditation.
  3. Ask yourself the New Moon contemplations or simply “What intentions do I have for this lunar cycle (30 days)?”
  4. Write down images, ideas and clarity that comes through.
  5. Pull tarot or oracle cards asking “What can help me achieve these intentions?”
  6. Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete.
  7. Note – don’t take actions on your intentions until the Moon is visible again 2-3 days after the New Moon.

Horoscopes For Each Sign – The area of life you can set an intention this New Moon

If you do not know your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign, you can click here to generate your chart.

Look at your Rising Sign first, then Moon, then Sun.


ARIES: Work, self-employment, your career, public image, leadership




TAURUS: Father, gurus, spiritual community, foreign travel, blessings, your belief systems, spirituality




GEMINI: Death and rebirth, the occult, big life changes and transformation, sexuality, inheritances, other people’s money 




CANCER: Romantic partner, business partner, clients, anyone you have contracts with





LEO: Your service to the world, day job, enemies, your physical body, health, animals, daily routines, therapy 



VIRGO: Lovers and romance, play, hobbies, fun, art, intellect, creation, children 





LIBRA: Home, mother, family, emotional wellbeing, ancestral roots, the heart 





SCORPIO: Siblings, online business, general business, local life, relatives, short distance travel, writing, speaking, teaching, the mind 





SAGITTARIUS:  Self-worth, money, what you eat, your voice, possessions, skills and talents




CAPRICORN: Yourself, ego, how you present yourself to the world, your looks, identity






AQUARIUS: Spirituality, your dream world, the past, pain and loss, isolated places such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, channelling





PISCES: The greater network, large groups of people, acquaintances, community, social media, online communities, good luck, money



Andrea is a writer, astrologer, astrology teacher and tarot reader who combines ancient classical techniques from Esoteric Western Astrology, Hellenistic Astrology, Jaimini and Vedic Astrology into her own unique intuitive astrology system called Sacred Astrology. Check out her Become Your Own Astrologer Course under "Programs" on the menu :)
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