The major news of 2023 is Jupiter’s arrival in Taurus, bringing you exceptional opportunities for growth and joy. Pluto will also change signs, asking you to align your career with your highest values, while Saturn may create a more insular approach.
You’re very keen to make a good impression as 2023 gets underway, and with Venus, your ruling planet, moving to the very top of your chart on January 2nd, things certainly are off to a good start. This influence persists right through until March, so use the first couple of months of 2023 to win friends and to influence all the right people.
On March 7th, however, Saturn moves into the social zone of your chart for the first time since 1996, and may well limit your networking opportunities for some time. The following week, on March 16th, Venus arrives in Taurus, so you won’t allow Saturn to dent your confidence for too long - and especially not when Pluto changes sign and moves into your career zone on March 23rd.
The Solar Eclipse on April 20th occurs in the most spiritual zone of your chart and it could be something of a wake-up call for you - the Universe wants you to understand that there is more to life than material security. The Sun’s arrival in Taurus just an hour or so later floods your life with light and fresh understanding. With Mercury turning retrograde in Taurus the following day, take some time out to reflect on the deeper meaning of your life.
The Lunar Eclipse on May 5th occurs in your opposite sign and could create drama in your love life, especially if a secret is revealed. Try to stay calm and not overreact - very soon, on May 16th, Jupiter moves into Taurus and this benevolent giant will bless you with optimism, good cheer, and a sense of well-being - so any drama will not last. By the time the Taurus New Moon shines on May 19th, you will feel much stronger.
June and July look like good months for family togetherness, with Venus arriving in this area of your chart on June 5th. However, your ruling planet turns retrograde here on July 22nd. This can create family tension, but it can also encourage you to look deep into your past and family history for some answers.
In August and September, you will have opportunities to stretch yourself at work, especially during the Full Moon on August 1st. You’ll also enjoy the potential for new romance, if you’re single when the New Moon occurs in your dating zone on September 14th.
October’s Solar Eclipse on the 14th asks you to take better care of your holistic well-being, but it’s the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on October 28th that really rocks your world. This is a challenge to your identity - do you want to live your own authentic life, or will you allow others to curtail your freedom?
With a beautiful New Moon in your opposite sign on November 13th, you will get plenty of support from your partner if you choose to stand firm. Venus also moves into your opposite sign on December 4th, so you will hopefully enjoy a loving, romantic festive period. Indeed, as 2023 draws to a close, Venus moves again, this time into the most passionate area of your natal birth chart, on December 29th - what a wonderful time for a party!
Love and Romance
January this year is very work-focused for you, and you may not have much time for romance until the Full Moon on February 5th, which shines from the family zone of your natal birth chart - perfect for cozy nights in or for growing your family, should you wish.
The next Full Moon, on March 7th, is in your joy zone - a wonderful time for dating, if you’re single, or for putting the fizz back into an established relationship. However, on this same day, Saturn changes signs and heads into the social zone of your natal birth chart, potentially limiting your social life and making you feel more insular for a while as you adjust to this energy shift. With Pluto moving into your career zone on March 23rd, for the first time in your life, romance may need to be on the backburner again.
Mercury turning retrograde in Taurus on April 21st is a calming influence, quieting your mind and freeing up more time for intimate pursuits. Just in time - the Lunar Eclipse on May 5th occurs in the love zone of your chart and could bring upheaval in your relationship. This can be a very shocking and dramatic influence, but when the dust settles, we tend to realize that any changes have been for the best.
Jupiter’s arrival in Taurus on May 16th has a major impact on your prosperity but its natural enthusiasm and warmth also add to your charisma if you’re looking for love. The Taurus New Moon on May 19th is a lovely moment for a date as you will be at your most natural and charming. Venus’ arrival in the family zone of your chart on June 5th is another very pleasant influence, but when your ruling planet turns retrograde on July 22nd, you will need to be careful about the impression you give to your lover. It’s very easy to hurt people during this period, whether you intend to or not.
Another retrograde - this time Mercury, on August 23rd - could also impact your love life. This occurs in your joy zone and is likely to make you feel lethargic and apathetic for a while. You’ll be very difficult to please in a relationship, although the New Moon in your joy zone on September 14th will see an improvement in your mood. You may not feel wholly yourself again, however, until Venus moves into this most exciting zone of your chart on October 8th.
During the Taurus Lunar Eclipse on October 28th, don’t be surprised if you question everything about yourself. This mini-identity crisis could create discord in your love life as you struggle to pin down how you feel. Try to stay calm - the New Moon two weeks later on November 13th shines from your love zone and will help to steady the ship.
Finally, on December 4th, Venus moves into your opposite sign, flooding your chart with love and peace. This promises a settled and convivial holiday season, with lots of opportunities for romance and togetherness. Venus isn’t finished yet, though - your ruling planet makes one more sign change on December 29th, bringing searing passion and fireworks of the good kind into your love life just in time for the New Year.
Money and Career
With charming Venus, your ruler, soaring to the top of your chart on January 2nd, your year is off to an excellent start in terms of ambition and career. A New Moon also occurs here on January 21st, so put that date in your diary as a good time to look for a new job or launch a new venture.
Saturn’s change of signs on March 7th does put limits on your potential for networking and collaboration, but on the other hand, that makes this part of the year good for working alone. If you’d like to work from home or become self-employed, this could be your chance. With Saturn now finally out of your career zone, where it has been holding you back since 2020, it’s full steam ahead.
Importantly, Pluto changes signs on March 23rd and moves into the ambitions zone of your natal birth chart for the first time in your life. This supercharges your ambitions; it’s no exaggeration to say that you’re entering 19 years where success will become almost an obsession for you. So take this chance to make sure you’re on the right path - it will be difficult to change direction later on.
For a financial boost, look to the arrival of Venus in the money zone of your chart on April 11th. This influence is very easy-come, easy-go, so your challenge is to make sure that the extra income you enjoy doesn’t get frittered away. Later in April, be very careful to avoid underhand dealing of any kind during the Solar Eclipse on April 20th, as this will shine a spotlight on anything that you would prefer to remain secret. The Lunar Eclipse on May 5th most affects your love life, but it could also impact any financial or business partnerships, which will need your careful and truly honest handling.
The biggest news of the year for you, however, is Jupiter’s arrival in Taurus on May 16th - what an enormous boost for your abundance and prosperity! This bountiful planet is truly on your side, and during the following 12 months, it will bring you many opportunities. The first of these is likely to be evident during the Taurus New Moon just a few days later on the 19th, and again on June 18th when the New Moon shines from your money zone. Something you’ll begin at this period will bear fortunate fruit during the Full Moon on August 1st.
The Solar Eclipse on October 14th highlights stress in the workplace and could have dramatic results if you’ve been putting up with too much for too long. Its twin Lunar Eclipse occurs in Taurus on October 28th and urges you to stand up for yourself - so there could be implications here for your job or career.
There’s better news on October 8th when Venus moves into your fun zone, soothing tempers and calming stress - so you may want to hang on until then before you make any drastic decisions. Whatever you decide, the signs are good for your finances, with a Full Moon on November 27th suggesting that you will see better rewards for your efforts.