By Lorna Bevan
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
Just feel the energies shifting this week as first Jupiter then Mercury station and turn direct, while Mars crosses the Galactic Centre and enters purposeful Capricorn.
Jupiter turns forward at 5° Taurus having been retrograde since September 4th. The Great Benefic – our planetary gift bringer – is headlining in 2024, making a rare and magical conjunction with Awakener Uranus in April 2024 at 22° Taurus before entering Gemini on May 25th until 2025.
With only weeks until Transformer Pluto returns to futurist Aquarius on January 20, it’s a time to start re-imagining your life. Mars in practical Capricorn wants to see a blueprint and a timeline. Forget New Year’s Resolutions that imply that there is something lacking, something missing outside yourself that needs willpower or striving to achieve. Instead, open up your connection to your own higher guidance. Spend this week vision boarding, mind mapping or daydreaming, setting your intentions but wait until just after the Capricorn New Moon on January 11th to launch your ideas.
It’s time to stop living life at minimum. An old outgrown, incongruent, soulless way of living has to die completely before a new reality / narrative can form. Follow that flow. Release more. Once you use up all the possible learning from your current experiences, you will naturally, intuitively seek new ones.
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Chandra Symbol Jupiter Direct TAURUS 6:
A pink diamond.
“The heart feels everything. It burns with a fever. Inside the burning something marvellous is forming. Grace permits the realization of the heart’s desires. You become a vessel to demonstrate, to share the beauty, the love, and the light. Yet all of this is implicit, is inherent, is inward. It is not seen by outer eyes. You are warming through slowly, contemplatively, those qualities of soul that are best entered upon free from reflection. The inner life is rich beyond measure with seeds which will be fertilised and are given forth in the fullness of time, having been through the fire to attain what is true and lasting.”
~ Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
As both Jupiter and Mercury turn forward again and Mars joins the Sun at the pinnacle of your solar chart, come up with some practical ways you can make a course correction in your career, service or life direction. This doesn’t have to arrive with bells and whistles-sometimes a tweak is all it takes to turn a corner.
Make the changes just after the Capricorn New Moon on January 11th.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
2024 is a year of huge potential for you as a Taurean and it starts now. On December 31st, Jupiter stations and turns forward in your sign after 5 months of go-slow. Let yourself be pulled towards your greatest good and have faith that you can create a handcrafted life that is a match for your essential self. From January 2th, transformer Pluto crosses the pinnacle of your chart in Aquarius and begins to revolutionise your career.
Your future looks nothing like the past.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
On January 1st, your personal planet Mercury turns forward, waking you up from the slumber of the holiday period. Don’t leap into action immediately but spend this week thinking about your priorities and how best to orient your everyday life around them.
What or who do you need to drop so you can focus on what matters?
Cancer Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
In the aftermath of the recent Cancerian Full Moon, you might be considering or re-considering your many options. Don’t rush the process, as both Jupiter and Mercury turn forward this week delivering yet more helpful insights. Strengthen the ties that bind by spending time with those who care about you and the way forward might become clear.
At each choice point, take the new over the familiar.
Leo Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
With the festivities behind you and the Sun and Mars in Capricorn, your thoughts turn to your work, wellbeing and health. Instead of setting yourself up for failure by making resolutions and unrealistic goals, be creative in finding sustainable ways to tweak your habits.
Less time spent looking at a screen, more time outside.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
There is so much supportive compatible Earth energy now that you feel at home in your skin. Your own planet Mercury turns forward as does Jupiter in Taurus, while Mars enters Capricorn on January 4th. Pull together all those creative ideas you’ve been incubating ready to unveil them just after the Capricorn New Moon on January 11th.
Refuse to second guess yourself by not feeling ready-take a leap of faith.
Libra Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
You’ll feel the push-pull this week between the part of you who wants to extend the holidays and the part that is reminding you to get down to work. Channel your energy into restoring beauty and order into all your physical environments-your car, your home, your workplace- and notice how this restores your inner balance.
When Pluto enters fellow Air sign Aquarius from January 20th, solutions to current challenges will start to appear.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
Your ruler – action planet Mars- enters Capricorn this week, just as both Mercury and Jupiter turn forward. Time to wake up and smell the coffee then get down to the business of forging a determined path through 2024.Make sure you uplevel your communication platforms so they’re fit for purpose.
On a mission.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
Lucky you! So many planetary cards are stacked in your favour, with Venus in Sagittarius smoothing your path, while your own planet expansive Jupiter and Messenger Mercury both turn direct together. What more obvious sign could you have that you’re ready not only for a fresh page but for a whole new chapter of your life?
Make sure you get your act together this week and prepare to seize opportunities for a big leap from the Capricorn New Moon onwards.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
Decisions you make in January will set your trajectory for the entire new year ahead, so know what you want, know that you deserve it and create a workable blueprint for it. This week, Mars returns to your sign for the first time in two years, just as Mercury and Jupiter turn forward, giving you all the rocket -fuel you need for take-off.
Launch your vision just after the New Moon in Capricorn on January 11th.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
For the first 3 weeks of January, you are deeply engaged in a period of closure-a kind of healing hibernation to decide what needs to be permanently left in your personal museum of history. Between the Capricorn New Moon on the 11th and Transformer Pluto’s entry into Aquarius on the 20th, the tide turns.
Your authentic self is getting ready to emerge.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: Dec 31-7 January, 2024
Allow yourself a deep exhale this week, as your co-ruler Jupiter turn forward with Mercury and Mars returns to Capricorn. Jupiter is your planetary Guru, this year collaborating with Saturn in your own sign to nudge you on to a much bigger stage, where you can better use your many skills and qualities.
Grow and cultivate your networks of helpers and supporters so you can both learn and mentor.
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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