2023 looks to be a very significant year for you, with all three of the major sign changes - Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto - activating important areas of your chart, as well as some of this year’s Eclipses.
January, however, is something of a calm before the storm, with loving Venus heading into your opposite sign on January 2nd and a glorious New Moon in your love zone on January 21st bringing happiness and delight. The Leo Full Moon on February 5th is also a chance for you to shine at your brightest and best.
But on March 7th, Saturn leaves your opposite sign and moves into the self-development area of your natal birth chart, for the first time since 1996. You may find yourself plagued with self-doubt thanks to this influence, so you will need to be careful with your mental health this year.
On March 23rd, meanwhile, the transformation planet, Pluto, moves into your opposite sign for the first time in your lifetime. Over the next 19 years, you will undertake a profound shift in what you want from a relationship, and what you can offer in return. The early effects of this transit signal a deepening of your existing relationship, but power struggles and intimacy issues are likely.
The Solar Eclipse on April 20th may cause you a crisis of faith of some kind, but it’s the Lunar Eclipse on May 5th that rocks your family life, perhaps due to issues of a work-life balance. This is unfortunate because, on May 16th, Jupiter changes sign and moves to the very top of your chart - an exceptionally fortuitous and prosperous signal. Tremendous growth in your career is on the way over the following twelve months, but you will need to balance this carefully against your family responsibilities.
June, July, and August are set to be happy months in your love life, particularly during the Full Moon in your joy zone on June 3rd, which is swiftly followed by the arrival of Venus in Leo. The love planet turns retrograde in Leo on July 22nd, which is likely to be your first chance to process your Pluto-driven changing attitude to love. The Full Moon in your love zone on August 1st could be an emotional flash point, but the Leo New Moon on August 16th feels much lighter and more positive.
On October 14th, a Solar Eclipse hits the ideas zone of your natal birth chart, and your growing self-doubt may cause you to backtrack on something that is genuinely a good plan. The twin Lunar Eclipse on October 28th is in your career zone - be careful not to make dramatic changes that you can’t later undo because you do not have all the facts when this Eclipse takes shape.
Despite stressful periods this year, December looks like a very happy month, especially around the New Moon on December 12th. A deeply spiritual and reflective Full Moon on December 26th is healing and cathartic, enabling you to face 2024 with renewed confidence.
Love and Romance
Pluto’s sign change on March 23rd is the single most significant factor affecting your love life this year - and indeed, for many years to come. Pluto has never made this transit before in your lifetime but will remain in this part of your chart for the next 19 years - a subtle but pervasive background influence that transforms your attitude to love.
Ahead of that change, January and February seem happy and settled, romantically. With Venus moving into your love zone on January 2nd and a New Moon here on January 21st, there’s plenty to enjoy. February follows suit with a New Moon in your passion zone.
However, on March 7th, ahead of Pluto’s sign change, Saturn moves into an area of your chart concerned with intimacy and power; as you adjust to Pluto’s influence this year, you must be careful not to use sex as a weapon in your relationship.
The Lunar Eclipse on May 5th impacts your family zone with a shock or surprise - but not necessarily a negative one; this Eclipse may bring news for a pregnancy, a new pet, or a new home. And when Mars moves into Leo on May 20th, your passion levels will increase still further, which is excellent news if your relationship is otherwise stable. A Full Moon in the joy zone of your chart on June 3rd is promising, and with Venus moving into Leo just two days later, you will hopefully enjoy several weeks of romance and togetherness.
Be careful when Venus turns retrograde in Leo on July 22nd, however. This could bring some emotional turmoil if there are issues in your relationship. The Full Moon shines from your love zone on August 1st, heightening emotional tension, although the Leo New Moon on August 16th gives you the chance for a fresh start if need be. When Venus turns direct in Leo on September 4th, pressure should ease.
As 2023 draws to a close, Mars changes signs on November 24th. If you’re single and looking for love, this is an incredible time for dating - don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith on someone who wouldn’t ordinarily be your ‘type.’ The New Moon on December 12th is also a very positive indication of new romance or new magic in an existing relationship. Finally, Venus changes signs and arrives in the joy zone of your chart on December 29th, paving the way for a very happy New Year indeed.
Money and Career
The first couple of months of 2023 are relatively quiet for your career, but that will quickly change as the year progresses. A Full Moon in your money zone occurs on March 7th, so look out for emotional spending at that time. It’s the same day that Saturn changes signs - although the focus with that transit is likely to be self-development, this area of your chart does also rule debt and inheritance, so there could be some financial disappointment or restrictions built in for a while.
The Solar Eclipse on April 20th may relate to your education or your qualifications; don’t try to bluff your way through at this point - honesty will be critical. The following day Mercury turns retrograde at the top of your chart, so it’s doubly important to be clear in your communications at work. The twin Lunar Eclipse on May 5th brings drama around your work-life balance, so be prepared for some difficult moments at work, home, or both.
The good news - wonderful news, in fact - is that Jupiter, the planet of luck, good fortune, abundance, and prosperity - moves into the career zone of your natal birth chart on May 16th, for the first time since 2012. This ushers in a full twelve months of exceptional potential for you, so dream big. The New Moon on the 19th also occurs at the top of your chart, making this a fantastic time to start a new job or launch a new business. A day later, Mars moves into Leo, further boosting your ambitions and confidence.
Mars will later change signs again and head into the money zone of your chart on July 10th, which is when you will really see your abundance levels start to rise. Be careful with money matters from August 23rd to September 15th, however, as Mercury retrograde in this zone of your chart will muddle matters considerably. The New Moon on September 14th will help to set financial issues straight again.
During the Solar Eclipse on October 14th, issues of communication create drama and conflict, and this could be true at work as well as in your personal life. The corresponding Lunar Eclipse on October 28th hints at a major or shocking work-related crisis of some kind - but one that will work in your favor. If you are suddenly thrust into the spotlight, treat it as an opportunity to show what you can do.
When Mars changes signs on November 24th, you’re being asked to stop playing it safe. Now is the time to make some daring changes at work or in business, because the Universe will reward those who take a leap of faith. As the year winds down, however, be sure to be respectful and kind to those you work with. Mercury’s retrograde from December 13th onward suggests trouble if you are too offhand or aggressive.