High Cosmic Occasions for the 12 months


Earlier than we get into astrology, let’s keep in mind that 2023 is a 7 yr in numerology. 7 vitality is about reality, knowledge, change, and evolution. This yr invitations us to show inside to speed up our non secular progress. Introspection, evaluation, and analysis can draw us into the mysteries of data. Within the tarot’s Main Arcana, 7 is The Chariot card, signaling progress, completion, and motion. The 7 yr perspective sees life as a sequence of sacred cycles – a continuing unfolding of beginnings and endings that by no means ends. The presents of the 7 yr are non secular knowledge and mastery. It asks us to look truthfully and deeply on the that means and manifestation of “as inside, so with out.”

The transits of 2023 present us how vitality is transferring and manifesting inside and with out. Being acutely aware of it means you’ll be able to select to work with it, which makes all of the distinction. Let’s get into it!

Observe: The next dates are calculated in Pacific Time.

Saturn enters Pisces

March 7 – Could 24, 2025

Saturn spends about 2.5 years in every signal, and the final time it was in Pisces was in 1996. Saturn is about accountability. It asks us to personal our ‘stuff,’ put within the work, and get issues achieved. Pisces is a non secular, imaginative signal that may carry nice imaginative and prescient and creativity or an inclination to flee and ‘try.’ Saturn in Pisces asks us to get actual and trustworthy about our spirituality and what we do with it. In different phrases, what’s it good for, and the way does it enhance our lives?   

Jupiter conjunct Chiron in Aries

March 12

Jupiter and Chiron meet about each 12-17 years, bringing a profound potential for therapeutic. Jupiter brings progress and alternative, and it additionally shines a flashlight of reality. Chiron symbolizes the ‘wounded’ tales we’ve come to imagine about ourselves. Beneath these limiting tales and beliefs, the ‘medication’ of our knowledge and therapeutic presents wait to be found and put to make use of. With Jupiter and Chiron in Aries, we are able to heal id wounds, restore braveness and energy, and belief our instinct and instincts. There’s no higher time simply to be your self.

Pluto enters Aquarius

March 23 – June 11, then off & on for 20 years

That is the largest paradigm shift of 2023! When Pluto adjustments indicators (on common each 20 years), our lives and society shift considerably. Pluto is about energy, transformation, regeneration, and eliminating something that stops progress. Aquarius is an indication of change and innovation, so it aligns properly with Pluto’s intentions. Whereas Pluto is in Aquarius (on and off for the subsequent 20 years), we anticipate a redistribution of energy – from a top-down to a bottom-up method. And any corruption or toxicity impacting the larger good shall be uncovered, so we are able to take away it and redirect our collective vitality. We additionally stay up for new concepts and developments in science and expertise.

New Moon Photo voltaic Eclipse in Aries

April 19

The primary eclipse of 2023 is in Aries, kicking off a brand new Aries-Libra eclipse season (we nonetheless have a pair left in Taurus-Scorpio, too). In case you want extra independence, braveness, and vitality, tune in. Photo voltaic eclipses carry new beginnings, and Aries reminds us to face up for ourselves and be genuine. Jupiter harmonizes with the eclipse, including optimism, luck, and confidence. Pluto varieties a difficult sq., asking us to maintain the steadiness between private agendas and the wants of others. So, do your factor, however keep in mind, it’s not all about you. 

Study extra about eclipses in my blog here.

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

April 21 – Could 14

Mercury turns retrograde about 3 times a yr. This spherical is in grounded, sensible, slow-to-change Taurus. Mercury loves motion, however Taurus takes consolation in holding regular. The query right here is: What are you holding onto that retains you caught? It may be a mind-set – how’s your self-talk? Or possibly your view on cash and safety. Rethink outdated habits to re-inspire your life.

Study extra about navigating Mercury Retrograde in my weblog here.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

Could 5

What are you hooked up to? Is it time to let it go? This Lunar Eclipse spotlights alternatives for change, particularly with awakening Uranus within the combine. With the Scorpio Full Moon opposing the Solar in Taurus, we are able to battle between the need to maintain it easy and the necessity to dig deeper. Say, for instance, the distinction between sharing a pizza with straightforward dialog and unpacking an intensely emotional scenario for hours. which aspect you lean towards – your default. Change comes by way of doing issues in a different way. Strive it! 

Jupiter enters Taurus

Could 16 – Could 25, 2024

Jupiter spends about 1 yr in every signal and can go away Aries for Taurus on Could 16. Jupiter is about progress, optimism, inspiration, alternatives, and what we frequently name luck. Taurus is an earth signal that values magnificence, consolation, stability, and safety. Jupiter and Taurus are each related to abundance and happiness. Whereas Jupiter is in Taurus, we want extra grounding, pleasure, self-sufficiency, and sustainability. It’s possible you’ll discover that persistence, selecting properly, and placing within the work to take sensible steps make you naturally fortunate. And don’t undervalue issues that make you are feeling good as a result of feeling good attracts extra good issues. 

Jupiter in Taurus sq. Pluto in Aquarius

Could 17

Jupiter squares Pluto each 5-6 years. A method to take a look at this transit is a change in beliefs or expectations. Pluto transforms something it touches, and Jupiter could be seen as our path or manner by way of life. Right here’s the problem: Take a look at what you’ve been going for and what or the place it’s getting you. There’s no sense in placing vitality into one thing that merely doesn’t match or work. Put effort into what you’ll be able to extra simply obtain. Empower your self to succeed by getting out of outdated ruts and getting extra bang in your metaphorical (or literal) buck.

Jupiter conjunct North Lunar Node in Taurus

June 1

Fortunate Jupiter aligns with our path of future, restoring hope. By ‘hope,’ we don’t imply ready, wishing, and anticipating one thing higher. We imply the facility of inspiration and creativeness that lives in and rises out of every of us, particularly in tough instances. Jupiter asks us to imagine in goodness and assist one another. The North Lunar Node symbolizes our collective intention for progress. Within the signal Taurus, this implies we are able to do extra with what we’ve got, and we’ve got extra ‘wealth’ than we notice. We simply must see it from a brand new view.

Cue Emily Dickinson: “Hope” is the factor with feathers – That perches within the soul – And sings the tune with out the phrases – And by no means stops – in any respect.

Lunar Nodes enter Aries & Libra

July 17 – Jan 11, 2025

When the Lunar Nodes enter Aries and Libra on July 17, we shift to a brand new collective path of karma and dharma. With the South Node (our previous conditioning) in Libra, we gotta get actual about {our relationships} and the way we make selections. Cooperation and steadiness are crucial, however an excessive amount of compromise will get us nowhere. Typically somebody has to maneuver forward and danger not pleasing everybody. North Node (path of future or collective progress) in Aries requires the braveness to go first. It reminds us there are occasions to face on our personal. We are able to’t all simply go alongside for the experience, letting another person select, vote, or inform us what we want. Your voice and actions depend. 

Observe: The Lunar Nodes are naturally retrograde and transfer backward – in order that they go from Gemini to Taurus, to Aries, and so on.

Venus Retrograde in Leo

July 22 – September 3

Venus turns retrograde each 18 months, and of all of the planets, it spends the least time retrograde. Venus Retrograde intervals could be difficult in relation to cash, love, and relationships, particularly when you have friendships or partnerships (previous life, too) that want therapeutic and closure. Throughout Venus Retrograde, previous romances sneak again into the current and no matter you could have a relationship with is up for query and redefinition.

Within the signal of Leo, Venus Retrograde is about reclaiming ardour, romance, and every little thing that lights you up. Is your coronary heart in it? Do you adore it? Do you are feeling extra alive after you do it? Leo lives and loves huge. It’s dominated by the Solar, the middle of our photo voltaic system. Begin taking over your house should you haven’t made sufficient room for your self (it’s really easy to play small). This may sound bizarre, but it surely simply means expressing your self totally, so don’t alter your self to suit another person’s picture. It’s additionally a good time to reconnect together with your creativity and need. Simply watch out to not go overboard – Leo can spend the financial institution. Ensure any funding is well worth the return.

Pluto in Capricorn sq. the Lunar Nodes in Aries & Libra

July 22, July 25 & July 28

Taking a step backward could be one of the best transfer ahead, and that is a kind of instances. The Lunar Nodes characterize our journey from previous to future. Any planet squaring the nodes means we’ve ‘skipped a step’ someplace alongside the best way. With Pluto, we want an influence test, so take note of energy dynamics – how you utilize your energy, give it away, or keep away from it altogether. Honesty is an enormous step towards empowerment.  

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo

August 23 – September 15

With Mercury Retrograde in busy-minded Virgo, we are able to rehash just about something. Mercury Retrograde is all the time a superb time to select up outdated tasks and take a look at outdated issues for brand spanking new options. In Virgo, there’s further analyzing and processing potential. Some pleasant recommendation: Give your concepts and considerations an additional psychological whirl, however don’t get caught on the hamster wheel. Considering is highly effective, but it surely solely will get you to this point.

New Moon Photo voltaic Eclipse in Libra

October 14

This Photo voltaic Eclipse in Libra helps you recognize what you need in a associate and ask for it. With Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the North Node within the combine, all types of ‘we’ and methods of being a ‘we’ want a re-assessment. The second we see somebody for who they really are is a present, whether or not we prefer it or not. Eclipses expedite the inevitable, so be pleased about the awakening.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus

October 28

The ultimate eclipse of the yr will get us again to necessities. Assess what you want throughout the board – from cash, meals, and shelter to like, consolation, and peace of thoughts. Lunar eclipses assist launch what doesn’t serve the soul. Taurus isn’t inquisitive about meaningless work or effort. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all lend their vitality to catalyze this worth evaluation. The underside line is one thing doesn’t make the VIP listing anymore, so let it go. 

Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn & Sagittarius

December 12 – January 1, 2024

The ultimate 2023 Mercury Retrograde begins in Capricorn. Mercury Retrograde is all the time a time to re-think and re-do. In Capricorn, it’s a possibility to ensure your objectives result in what you really need. Capricorn will climb any mountain – however is it the suitable one? Mercury enters Sagittarius for the final days of this retrograde – a reminder to reclaim your reality. With Sag, it’s not sufficient to understand it in your head; you gotta dwell it.

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