There is a mix of stability and variety this year that is going to be the perfect fit for you. If things are too settled and stable, they become boring, but too much change can be unsettling, even for you. Providing stability this year is Saturn, who returned to begin the three-year wind down of your current three-decade-long Saturn cycle last March. With any teething issues out of the way and as Saturn won’t start transitioning into Aries until next year, he will spend the whole of 2024 in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, with the job of learning from the past continuing at an unhurried pace. Where there is change is with Jupiter and Pluto, one the planet of luck and expansion and the other the planet of change and revolution. The year begins with Jupiter in his first full day back in direct motion in your income sector and Pluto in his final three weeks in your career sector.
With your biggest year for income growth and expansion not ending until Jupiter leaves on 26th May, this is benefiting from not only Pluto’s final weeks in your career sector but also some active months that won’t run their course until the asteroid Juno leaves on 8th February. The real push to get this professional year off the ground and benefit from having Jupiter in your income sector is when Mars moves through from 5th January to 13th February. Meanwhile, while this will leave your career sector empty, the pace will continue to pick up on the income front, with the Sun’s return to your income sector on 20th April beginning the most active months of the year on the income front and the most potentially lucrative of Jupiter’s time here. Jupiter will leave on 26th May, but until Mars leaves on 21st July he will continue to milk this.
Meanwhile, on 21st January Pluto will leave your career sector, where apart from a few months last year, he has been since 2008, and return to your sector of friendship, teamwork, and networking. Here Pluto will have just as much support, starting from the Sun’s return on 21st January and continuing through to when Mars leaves on 23rd March. This will also allow Pluto and Jupiter to continue their partnership, for when Jupiter returns to your communication sector on 26th May he will move straight into a friendly aspect. Jupiter will return to putting a major focus on all your communications until leaving in June 2025, just as Pluto has returned to begin a 20-year focus on your social life, friendships, teamwork, and networking. With the South Node spending the whole year in your relationship sector, this will make this a powerful year for all aspects of friendship and relationship building.
Held back by a retrograde phase Venus, the planet of money only left your financial sector on 30th December, much later in the year than you would normally expect any planetary activity on that side of the financial fence. However, in a year where the main focus is on the income side of the financial fence, this allows you to begin the year with a good take on money matters. Until Venus returns to your financial sector on 23rd September, apart from a Full Moon on 24th April, there will be no real focus on this side of the financial fence, the side where it is less about money coming in and more about what you do with and how you manage the money you have. However, in a year where it is very much about money coming in, this makes for a balanced start to the year.
It was just a day after Venus left that things came alive on the income side of the financial fence when after nearly four months in retrograde motion Jupiter turned direct. This saw the planet of luck and expansion come out of hibernation on New Year’s Eve, ready to move into the New Year looking to the future rather than the past. Jupiter will be at a standstill for several weeks, but with your biggest 12 months for income growth and expansion in over a decade not ending until he leaves on 26th May and Uranus not turning direct here until 27th January, this is a chance to look to the future without having to rush forward. The most lucrative time of Jupiter’s 12-month visit is likely to be the final months and weeks.
It is when the Sun returns on 20th April and Venus, the planet of money on 28th April that the real push to bring things home will begin, with Mercury returning on 16th May with the smart head for money needed to get the most out of Jupiter’s final 10 days. With the Sun leaving on 21st May, Venus on 24th May, Jupiter on 26th May, and Mercury on 3rd June, these will be the most pivotal weeks of this fiscal year on the income side of the financial fence. Because Uranus is in your income sector until 2026 things will never go off the boil, but this will be the biggest push in his seven-year visit. It is in the second half of the year that the other side of the financial fence will get its turn, with the best months of the year for money matters starting with Venus’ return to your financial sector on 23rd September and running through to the Sun’s departure on 20th November. These will be the best two months of the year for your financial situation and money matters.
While there is no planetary activity on the romantic or relationship fronts as you move into the New Year, so much was packed into the second half of 2023 that you are likely to start the year with a clear sense of what you want from love and your relationships. It was a retrograde turn that saw Venus spend four months in your romantic sector rather than the normal 24 days. This also delayed the planet of love’s return to your relationship sector and as she didn’t leave until early December, your relationship expectations are still fresh. This and the Moon’s monthly visits will keep you going until Venus returns to Aries, when from 5th April to 8th April she will help you set your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for your new solar year.
The most romantically charged months of the year will be spread out over two chapters. The first chapter will run from 3rd July to 9th September and in that time the Sun, Mercury, and Venus will all move through your romantic sector. Unlike the four months that Venus, the planet of love, spent here last year, her short visit from 12th July to 5th August will be the most romantically charged weeks within that chapter. It is during Venus’ last full day here that a New Moon on 4th August will act as a unifying force. It is nearly two months after the last planet leaves that a second chapter will begin, this time with Mars moving through from 4th November 2024 to 6th January 2025.
However, just as Venus did in 2023, Mars’ retrograde turn on 7th December will not only see him stay longer than the normal six weeks, but it means that while he will retrograde back out, he will return again for a second visit in early 2025. Meanwhile, apart from a Full Moon in your relationship sector on 25th March, which as a Full Moon could be a significant time for your relationships, the first planetary activity doesn’t begin until 10th August, this time running until 3rd November. This will see all planetary activity on the relationship front for the year-end, just a day before Mars is due to return for his epic visit to your romantic sector. Both the Full Moon in your relationship sector on 25th March and a New Moon on 3rd October will be eclipsed, making these pivotal waypoints for your relationships.
Because the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your career sector, the solar spotlight is always on your career and professional situation, matters, and options moving into the New Year. Since his return in 2008, having Pluto, the planet of change and revolution here has also been the norm. Yet while the Sun will continue to return at the same time each year, this is the last time in our lifetime that you will move into the New Year with Pluto here. With the Sun and Pluto both leaving on 21st January, this is not only shining the solar spotlight on the road ahead but on the tremendous changes that you might want to make this year. However, this is not the end of all planetary activity on the career front or on Pluto’s time here.
Mercury, who begins the year here won’t leave until 5th February while Mars, who will return on 5th January won’t leave until 13th February and Venus will move through from 23rd January to 17th February. This is when your career sector will be empty for the first time since Pluto returned after a short break in June 2023 and it will stay that way until he returns again to tie up loose ends from 2nd September to 20th November. With Venus coming full circle from her visit earlier in the year on 12th November, she will catch the tail end of this while becoming the last planet to have any contact with Pluto here again in our lifetime. With Venus leaving on 7th December, she will be gone by the time the Sun returns on 21st December and where he will always end the year.
This will leave your career sector empty from 17th February to 2nd September, and this is when things are going to be most active on the job front. While you start the year with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment in your work sector and she won’t leave until 10th August, her focus will be more on maintaining a sense of commitment and resolve. In terms of movement on the job front, which will happen when the Sun and the faster planets move through. This year this begins with Mercury’s return on 26th July and while he will leave on 15th August it will be by retrograding back out, which means he will return for a second visit from 9th September to 26th September. These are going to be the two most active months of the year on the job front, with Venus moving through from 5th August to 30th August and the Sun from 23rd August to 23rd September.
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