Astrologically, the year ahead

Three significant planetary events characterise the 2023 calendar year ahead, which essentially will be one of renewal and transformation: the events in store may not always be pretty, but guaranteed that by the end of this year, you’ll no longer be where you are right now.

  • At the Winter Solstice (2022), Jupiter entered Aries, where he remains until mid-May 2023. With Jupiter now at the beginning of the zodiac, it’s the perfect time to set your intentions for what you want to accomplish during the next twelve years. Jupiter is about having faith in yourself and your future – seeing the bigger picture. In Aries, Jupiter is asking you to ‘do it now’. Beware, however, that this isn’t so much about innovation as it is about breathing new life into something that has been ‘stuck in a rut’. With Aries comes the first day of spring and so it’s no surprise this is all about renewal. In May 2023, Jupiter enters Taurus, where he remains for twelve months. Perfect timing. Taurus is fantastic energy to lay the secure foundations for your renewed project; patient, hard work will pay off. If you’re uncertain which projects you may be called upon to dust off and restart, think back twelve years ago to 2011. What did you start then that you never finished? What did you want to start but never got the chance to do?
  • On 7 March 2023, Saturn enters the zodiac sign of Pisces, where he remains for three years. Since late 2017, Saturn has been in Capricorn and Aquarius, both signs he rules: with a strong Saturn like that, we were bound to feel hemmed in by any number of restrictions. But soon, Saturn in Pisces will allow us to dissolve at least some of those restrictions. It goes without saying, that in this process you must be clear about that over which you’ve control and that over which you do not. One thing we can always alter, is how we choose to see our world. Thus, it’s a perfect time to let go of the fears and doubts that in the past have held you back. Think back to 1993 – 1996; that was Saturn’s last time in Pisces. What restrictions did you shed then, especially regarding being in service to something – or someone – to which you’d bound yourself so tightly you’d become a martyr. How did you break free? Did it work out right in the end? How might you do it differently this time?
  • Also, in March of 2023, Pluto moves into Aquarius from Capricorn, where he’s been since 2007. Aquarius is often associated with expanded human consciousness and progressive innovations that improve our lives. Whether that is strictly true, I suggest could reasonably be called into question. Nonetheless, unquestionably Aquarius represents breaking the mould, so to speak – being different – putting a decisive end to restrictive patterns of thought and behaviour. As is always the case with Pluto, something that has reached its end of life must go. Of course, whenever Pluto is involved, this process might get a bit tense and messy. It’s better to gracefully let go of what is no longer needed in your life when Pluto comes calling. At the same time, remember that sometimes that which seems broken requires fixing rather than being completely tossed away.
  • Good luck 🙏👍🏼

2 responses to “Astrologically, the year ahead”

  1. There is a lot of dazzling going on!

    1. Indeed, there is – it may seem quiet now, but there’s an action packed year ahead!

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