This year is a complete smorgasbord for you, with a bit of everything in just the right amounts to make this an exciting and vibrant year but also where there is the right amount of balance. Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will begin the year in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, where he had returned last year but had to put on hold when he retrograded back out. As we move into 2023 Jupiter has only been back for 11 days and rather than take up from where he left off, this is a complete do over, with a chance for a fresh start and for a reset. Until leaving on 17th May Jupiter will be working to expand your world, before returning to your career sector where he will spend the next 12 months. This is the start of your biggest year for professional growth and expansion in over a decade, running from 17th May 2023 to 26th May 2024.
Whether it is having Jupiter in an adventurous part of your chart or his return to your career sector, this coincides with when the faster planets will move through, allowing you to make the most of the adventurous start that the year gets off to and then embracing the professional shift. This is not the only big change on the professional front with Pluto, who has been in your work sector since 2008 leaving on 24th March. This is not goodbye, with the planet of change and revolution retrograding back in on 11th June, just a few weeks after Jupiter’s return to your career sector. This will be more a chance to tie up loose ends, before leaving again next January. Because the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your work sector and Mercury won’t leave until 11th February, job and career matters will get off to a good start.
Jupiter and Pluto aren’t the only planets on the move this year, with Saturn wrapping up a visit to your relationship sector that began in 2020 and beginning a three year visit to your financial sector on 8th March. Saturn is the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and while this will see you end a nearly three year relationship boot camp only to begin a three year financial boot camp, this will be empowering for both. As you graduate from a relationship boot camp it is with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and the benefits will continue for months if not years to come. At the same time, with Jupiter having just left your financial sector late last year, Saturn will join dreamy Neptune with the structure and discipline needed to start turning financial dreams into reality. Meanwhile, the icing on this year’s cake will be Venus’ extended visit to Leo, with a retrograde phase keeping the planet of love, money, desire and attraction in your sign from 6th June to 9th October, her longest visit in our lifetime.
While the balance of power is definitely on the side of the financial fence where the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have and there is only limited planetary activity in your income sector, this has been the case since Neptune’s return to your financial sector in 2012. However, this year there is a major shift in focus, with planets swapping out that will not only give you a very real chance to take your financial power back but to turn financial dreams into reality. Those financial dreams got a major boost when Jupiter returned to your financial sector in December 2021 and while he left for five months before coming back, by the time you move into 2023 he has only been gone for 11 days. With Jupiter and Neptune having spent much of 2022 together, this gave the planets of luck and dreams a chance to build the dream.
If that was it, this would leave you to turn that dream into reality and while the Sun, Venus and Mercury will all move through in the early months of the year to help out, there is major support on the way. Venus will get the ball rolling when she moves through from 27th January to 20th February, something that can fuel your financial confidence and add even more fuel to your financial dreams. The Sun will take a more realistic look at money matters when he moves through from 19th February to 21st March while Mercury will give you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and to think on your feet when he moves through from 3rd March to 19th March. It is while the Sun and Mercury are here that Saturn will return for his first visit in three decades, with the hard taskmaster of the cosmos beginning a three year financial boot camp but with it the power to move mountains if you have to.
With Neptune in your financial sector until January 2026 and Saturn until February 2026, they will come together to work as a team for the first and only time in our lifetime with a very real chance to turn financial dreams into reality. Meanwhile, while there will be no planetary activity in your income sector until Mars returns on 11th July, this is not only earlier in the year than is normally the case but until leaving on 28th August he will wage war on glass ceilings, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined as he gets you to fight for what you deserve. This gets the most lucrative months of 2023 off to a good start, with a retrograde turn keeping Mercury here from 29th July to 5th October. In that time the Sun will move through, but the most lucrative weeks of the year could begin just a few days later, when held back by her own retrograde phase Venus, the planet of money will finally move through your income sector from 9th October to 8th November.
While the Sun won’t return to your relationship sector until 20th January, something that will put the solar spotlight on your relationships at this time each year, Venus makes an early return on 3rd January. The planet of love isn’t here for long, but from 3rd January to 27th January she will be working her magic and knowing that once she returns, she won’t be back until 2024 will be working to help you not only see what you want from your relationships but to turn that into reality. As with all the planets returning to your relationship sector this year, it will be to connect with Saturn for the last time before he leaves on 8th March. Saturn returned in 2020 to begin what can be a challenging journey, but also an empowering one, getting to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
When Saturn leaves on 8th March it will be another three decades before the hard taskmaster of the cosmos returns, taking the pressure off you and your relationships but shaping things for years to come. Until then, while Venus will work to leave you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships from 20th January to 19th February, Mercury’s return could be the most significant. Held back by a retrograde phase, the planet of communication won’t return to your relationship sector until 12th February and until leaving on 3rd March, as the last planet to have contact with Saturn before he leaves, he will be working overtime to ensure the communication lines are open. It is Saturn’s departure five days later that will leave your relationship sector empty for the first time since 2020.
However, it won’t be empty for long with Pluto, the planet of change and revolution returning to your relationship sector on 24th March for the first time in our lifetime. Where Saturn was all about discipline and structure, Pluto returns to build on from that, offering an opportunity for a fresh start. Pluto isn’t here for long, retrograding back out on 11th June but then returning next January, eventually making this his home until 2044. Meanwhile, while there is less planetary activity on the romantic front this year, what you do have is top of the shelf, including Venus, the planet of love spending an incredible four months in Leo, from 6th June to 9th October. The first planet to return to your romantic sector this year will be Mercury on 10th November, ahead of the Sun’s return on 23rd November. It is just a day later that Mars will return for the first time in two years, fueling your romantic passions and fighting spirit from 24th November 2023 to 5th January 2024, right through the Christmas, New Year and the holiday period. With Venus, the planet of love here from 30th November to 14th January 2024, this year will end and the next will begin on a romantic high.
While this is an equally big year on the job and career fronts and there is an overlap, there are specific times of the year when one is more dominant and to begin with, that is work and job matters. Not only has Pluto, the planet of change and revolution been in your work sector since 2008, with the Sun always spending the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year here, the solar spotlight is always on your work situation and job matters as you move into each new professional year. This year Venus and Mercury are here as well, putting heart and mind on the same page from the start but with very different agendas. With Venus leaving on 3rd January and then not returning until 2024, listening to your heart from the start is a must, making it more important to start the year with a wish list than with a game plan or resolutions. With the Sun here until 20th January, Mercury in retrograde motion until 19th January and not leaving until 11th February, there will be plenty of time after Venus leaves to work on your game plan and resolutions.
As has been the case since Pluto’s return, once the faster moving planets leave he will be back on his own and it will stay that way until the Sun and Mercury return in December, or at least that is normally the case. The difference this year is that on 24th March Pluto will leave as well, leaving your work sector empty for the first time in over 14 years, though not for long. Pluto will be back on 11th June, but this is the start of his transition out, leaving for good next year and then not returning again in our lifetime. Yet if you are reaching the culmination of everything you have been working towards on the job front in over a decade, major new doors are about to open on the career front. Like your work sector, your career sector has been active for years and in this case, since Uranus returned in 2019, quietly keeping things on the right track until leaving in 2026.
While things become more active when the faster moving planets move through, which this year will be when Venus moves through from 17th March to 11 April, Mercury from 4th April to 12th June and the Sun from 20th April to 21st May, it is during this period that things will expand. It is while the Sun has the solar spotlight on your career and professional situation, matters and options that Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will return to your career sector on 17th May where he will spend the next 12 months. This is the start of your biggest year for professional growth and expansion in over a decade and it is during this time that he will work with Pluto, when he retrogrades back into your work sector on 11th June, creating major potential on the job and career fronts for the rest of the year.
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