Taurus Horoscope for January 2024

Posted on January 1, 2024 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM

This is another month of finding your way forward, Taurus, in spite of everything, including the state of the world. As January gets underway, with expansive Jupiter and Trickster Uranus featured in your first, or identity, sector, there is potentially quite a lot of optimism and lightning-fast intuition available to your advantage. An ongoing process of metamorphosis is another important theme for this month, so that you do well to honor the idea of profound change taking place within you. Partnership of all kinds is favored, as is indicated by Venus, your ruler, located in your seventh, or relationship, sector in the recent Sagittarius New Moon. On the morning of January 11th, the advent of the Capricorn New Moon signals a fresh start with beliefs and worldview. A vibrant transformational component remains very present also. You could feel called to more completely understand concepts of inner wounding that could come up. If so, rather than embodying the victim, your opportunity would be to seek the greater integration of all your parts, including your more difficult behavior patterns, to enable growth. Healing is present to you in large measure now, to the extent that you can allow it to unfold.

The following was written by our guest columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology

The month begins in the wake of the mid-December Sagittarius New Moon, which took place in your eighth solar sector of intimacy and partnership agreements, as well as signaling renewed investigation of your own inner world. These continue as active factors for the first ten days of January. Since your ruler, Venus, was in your relationship sector at this earlier New Moon timing, this also presages that partners will be on your mind as January gets underway. Another astrological archetype looming large for you as the month begins is represented by Trickster Uranus, located in your sign and featured in the recent New Moon by and inconjunct aspect from Sun and Moon. The astrological Uranus represents novel events and surprising ideas, as well as intuitional information beyond mere logic. Because Jupiter is also strongly positioned as January starts to take off, new ideas for you might move forward in 2024 are plentiful and you have only to apply discernment to decide which ones are the best ones, and where to focus your attention.

The New Year also arrives with Jupiter having just stationed direct in your sign, related to your sense of positive identity, and with your ruling planet Venus having entered Sagittarius reinforcing that matters intimate partnership come up. These two planets are currently in ‘mutual reception’ meaning they are in each other’s home signs or ‘domicile’. The sign of Sagittarius is receiving a lot of attention right now and with the recent Sagittarius New Moon from mid-December still influencing much of what is currently unfolding, you will want to settle upon important themes surrounding the things you share or the agreements you have with important partners. Collaborations could be taking center stage with either intimate or business partnerships as you attempt to assess where things are actually heading.

Mercury stations direct in Sagittarius on the evening of January 1st which means that you should eventually start to see solutions emerge for things that have been feeling muddled or as needing review and reorientation. You should be able to clarify what is expected of you or what you are willing to do for others in the coming weeks. The mutual reception between Jupiter and Venus could mean that there is a special connection between the support and opportunities being offered to you and your own personal progress although it may not be obvious. A partnership or an arrangement you have could be lucrative or play a significant role in your success at this time.

On the 4th, Mars enters Capricorn in the sector of your chart that relates to learning and your philosophical outlook. You could be contemplating a journey or feel a need to step out of your comfort zone and learn more about the world. The Sun in Capricorn forms a trine with Uranus in your sign on the 9th continuing to emphasize changing perspectives and a desire for a broader mental framework. This could be a time of expansion through travel or even teaching depending on what path you are committed to but is certainly a moment to integrate broader frameworks and new horizons into your thinking.

The New Moon in Capricorn on January 11th may be the perfect time to set intentions around intellectual and spiritual pursuits. This new cycle which relates to learning may take some time to unfold however the seeds that are planted at this time could develop solid roots in the coming weeks allowing you to integrate broader frameworks that can aid your progress in the world. Because Venus, your ruler, is in a very close trine with Chiron in this New Moon configuration, located in your sector of unconscious process, it is possible that intimations of inner wounding could come up for you as well, and if so, represent an opportunity for greater integration and healing. In these matters it is always better not to look away. Academia or long-distance travel may contribute to your expansion at this time and you should take on any opportunities that help you break out of stagnating patterns.

Things should feel relatively progressive during the week of January 15th as the focus remains on expansion and progress. Mercury newly in Capricorn forms a sextile with Saturn in Pisces from the 17th to the 18th and a trine with Jupiter in Taurus until the 19th which may emphasize your roles and responsibilities within a group or a community. You may be playing the role of a teacher or a mentor and this should be a good opportunity to consolidate what you have been learning and what you already know.

A dynamic shift occurs on January 20th as the Sun and Pluto enter Aquarius together which emphasizes your vocational sector in a major way. You may be placed in a position of authority and yet doubt your capacity somehow or feel the need to make deep changes in the way that you regard taking on responsibilities. Questions could arise as to the wise use of power. The second half of the month come come with greater responsibilities, and you could find yourself meditating on whether you are fully equipped to meet the demands of the world.

The Leo Full Moon of January 25th takes place in your domestic sector and may shine a light on familial situations and more personal matters. Something may be culminating in relation to your home or with a family member and you may feel divided between your ambitions and public persona versus the changes that it may entail on a personal level. You may not be able to ignore a situation or it could seem to be slowing down your progress and this Full Moon may could also be your opportunity to rectify your situation.

The last weekend of January will likely be busier than the first half of the month so that it might be wise to get prepared accordingly when you have any spare time to do so. The wheels keep on turning and the last few days of January should feel dynamic amidst the changes and responsibilities emerging at this time. Mercury and Mars conjoin in Capricorn while Uranus stations direct in your sign on the 27th; your ability to innovate and think outside of the box could be getting you places. The sky's the limit right now so trust your gut feelings and your gifts and shoot for the stars.