by Caitlin Stuckey
As the year begins, we start to prepare ourselves for what is to come in the following months. However, 2023 will be off to a slow start due to the multiple retrogrades, the 2022 Mercury retrograde, and the Mars retrograde, happening at the beginning of the year. As we roll into the spring of 2023, the pace will start to pick up with March 7th being an important day as Saturn enters Pisces. This change will cause boundaries to dissolve and bring life to a better place. Starting on July 17th we will all start to embrace Aries qualities such as courage, leadership, and independence. While also embracing our impulsive, reckless and selfish sides when pursuing our dreams. Lessons will be learned on the four major eclipses of 2023: April 19, May 5, October 14, and October 28. There will be major adjustments during the Mercury retrograde periods: December 29 to January 18, April 21 to May 14, August 23 to September 15, and December 13 to January 1.
Aries, this upcoming year will be a major turning point for you, allowing you to grow in exciting new ways. You will start the year with Jupiter in your sign bringing new opportunities your way. Towards the end of January to the beginning of February, you will be a positive force and assert yourself in new aspects of life. Once we enter July, the Lunar Node of Destiny enters Aries, which jumpstarts a period where the universe will bring change to your life, steering you into your destined path. Important dates to remember are April 19th and October 14th.
Taurus, after all the tension you experienced in 2022, this year will allow you to embrace new opportunities for growth in 2023. All the changes you went through in 2022 will open new doors, leading you to exciting new places. These new places and paths will be especially present during the two eclipses that occur from May 5th to October 28th. Uranus will be leaving your sign this year, making you less close-minded and more future-orientated when needed.
Gemini, since 2022 begins and ends with Mercury in retrograde, which is a sign that 2023 will be a transformative year for you. There will be three cosmic influences in your life allowing you to retrieve energy and redirect it toward other aspects of life. This will serve as preparation for 2024, a year where you will expand yourself in many different directions. All of this work and preparation will lay the foundation for 12 years where you will stand up for yourself and succeed.
Cancer, 2023 marks a new beginning for you! Planetary forces will end issues affecting your relationships. Then, starting March 7th when Saturn enters Pisces, this will allow you to connect on a more intimate level with the ones you love. Pluto, the planet of power, has played an important role in transforming the way you relate to others since 2008. This has been an intense thing to handle and has created struggles throughout your relationships. But, starting in 2023 Pluto will move away from your chart from March 23rd to June 10th, allowing you to have a break from the intensity and be free.
Leo, since March of 2020 you have been experiencing tests involving personal relationships, but this year Saturn leaves your chart starting March 7th, allowing for more freedom in your life. When the Lunar North Node enters your ninth house on July 17th, it will give you the time to travel and experience new things. Overall, this year will leave more room for you to be yourself and have more fun!
Virgo, 2023 will be the start of a three-year period where you will be put through tests and challenges when Saturn enters Pisces. Even though these tests will push you, they will teach you valuable lessons that will last a lifetime, and help to build something meaningful in your life. Knowing yourself, you’re not one to step down in the face of a challenge. Virgo, you will be ready for whatever the universe throws at you this year. After it all, you will be able to look back at 2023 and see how far you’ve come.
Libra, these first few months will be full of lots of growth. However, the summer of 2023 will create a big shift. The Lunar South Node enters Libra starting July 17th and stays in that position for the next eighteen months. This shift will bring karma into your life. Meaning, it is your job to clear out anyone or thing that isn’t aligned with you. Leaving behind friendships, habits, etc. will create a better future for yourself.
Scorpio, 2021 and 2022 may have pushed you to your limits, but this upcoming year will be a positive light for you. When Saturn leaves your fourth house, it will bring fewer responsibilities and hardships involving family or home life. Then, starting July 17th, the Lunar South Node of Destiny leaves Scorpio forever! After a long period of having to clear your life of toxic people and habits, you will no longer have to make such significant changes to your life. This upcoming year will also leave you feeling a whole lot less emotionally drained.
Sagittarius, 2022 was a year full of hard work, but 2023 will allow for more room to have fun and enjoy the simple things. Self-expression is at an all-time high next year, with you being able to embrace yourself. When the Lunar North Node enters your fifth house, it allows you to showcase your more creative side. From March 23rd to June 10th, Pluto will give you the power to use your voice, influencing others around you for the next twenty years.
Capricorn, since 2008, Pluto has brought transformation to your life, and coming up next year Pluto will be leaving your sign from March 23rd to June 10th. This change will allow you to feel what it's like to live without intense pressure. Starting March 7th Saturn, your planetary ruler will enter Pisces giving you a breath of fresh air. During this time it will feel like there is less responsibility and more fun in your life. This upcoming year may push you in the direction of a great spiritual connection allowing you to feel a part of everything.
Aquarius, this year will bring two big shifts. When Saturn leaves Aquarius on March 7th, it will end a three-year period where you were pushed and put through hard tests. But don’t worry, these tests helped shape who you’re today and will prepare you for what’s to come. There will be an extra-significant transit of Pluto in Aquarius. From March 23rd to June 10th, you will feel what it’s like to be the most powerful of all the planets igniting a deep transformation from inside you. Once 2024 rolls around, Pluto will re-enter your sign and stay there for the next twenty years.
Pisces, March 7th will be the test of time when Saturn enters Pisces for the next three years. In 2023, you will be asked to work hard and get serious about your life and future. So, living in a fantasy won’t work anymore, you will have to face facts and come to terms with everything in your life. But on the upside, Saturn will help create a strong foundation for yourself that will last a lifetime. Pisces be ready, 2023 will come with many ups and downs and will bring major life upgrades.