As 2023 commences, prepare to get unstuck and moving again. We are done with the Saturn-Uranus square’s angsty influence. Jupiter is in Aries now, ready to blaze new trails. And, by the end of the month, all planets will be in direct motion including Mercury on January 19. It will be full steam ahead! In fact, all planets will be in direct motion until April 22, so we all have a great opportunity to make some progress on special plans and projects.
On January 6 there could be a little hiccup when Mercury forms a 90-degree square aspect to the Full Moon. We all need to make sure our hearts and heads are in alignment that day, especially if we need to make an important decision.
The New Moon on January 21 will be within one degree of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction from back on December 20, 2020. This, as you may recall, is when I feel the Age of Aquarius really started. So anytime this degree is reactivated, we feel that energy again.
We will revisit the 0-degree Aquarius point again in March when Pluto leaves the sign of Capricorn for a few weeks. This will be Pluto’s first visit into Aquarius in 248 years. Its last sojourn in Aquarius was at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. It also marked a time of intense political upheaval including the American and French Revolutions. In this Aquarian era, it is likely that we will see the full promise of technology come to fruition. We may also see a great deal of political and social change, mass human migrations the likes of which the world has never seen before, and more space exploration. Pluto will be in Aquarius until 2044. Wherever Aquarius is in your chart, Pluto will bring you a 20-year period of personal revolution and reinvention.
In March Saturn will move into Pisces. Saturn is the co-ruler of Aquarius and its position in Pisces will help soften Pluto’s early transition into Aquarius. Mars will also move into Cancer and trine Saturn. Mars isn’t entirely at ease in water signs; but, in this case, the gentler energy will be positive overall.
When Pluto retrogrades back into Capricorn on June 12, I think pockets of social frustration will emerge again and become more vocal and/ or reactionary. Our spiritual directive as humans is to evolve, but we tend resist it every inch of the way. Consequently, change has come slowly over the arc of human history. That will not be the case this time around.
Keep in mind that transiting Neptune will still be in Pisces and continue to oppose natal Neptune in the chart of the United States all year. I have already talked about this transit quite bit and, as I have said before, our country’s chickens are coming home to roost and we need to keep having real dialogues about income and wealth inequality, affirmative action, reparations, education, workplace conditions, and so on.
Jupiter will move into Taurus in May and I think this may be an important time for the real estate market and for farmland. During the summer months Mars will move into Virgo and form an easy 120-degree trin aspect to Jupiter, so I am not expecting catastrophe. But I am expecting changes.
As the New Year begins, think about what you want to achieve and how you want to get there. Overall, I think 2023 can be a year for many of us to make a lot of personal progress on our material goals, as long as we stay focused and try not to get too caught up in everything that is going on around us. We will also make progress in the quality of our consciousness by reflecting upon our own beliefs and attitudes, identifying areas that need to shift, and making the effort to improve. These courses of action create alignment by taking us in the direction that the planetary energy wants us to move.