The one thing that you can count on is that this won’t be a repeat of 2023, though without losing any of the gains made in 2022 and especially professionally. You will not only start the year with Mars still in your career sector, with his longest visit in eight decades not ending until 26th March but Saturn is still wrapping up a nearly three year visit to your work sector and won’t leave until 8th March. Venus’ return to your work sector on 3rd January will bring the support needed to make Saturn’s final weeks count, with a chance to benefit from the hard work that the hard taskmaster of the cosmos will have required of you. However, once the Sun moves through and Mercury leaves on 3rd March, Saturn’s departure five days later will end all planetary activity on the job front for the first time since 2020, with Mars leaving your career sector just a few weeks later.
However, Mars will not only have created more than enough momentum by then your work sector won’t be empty for long, with Pluto returning on 24th March for the first time in our lifetime. The planet of change and revolution isn’t here for long and will retrograde back out on 11th June, but this is a chance to shake things up after Saturn’s rigid discipline and prepare for his return next year, where he will stay until 2044. This will see Pluto leave a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, where he has been since 2008 and then retrograde back in on 11th June to spend the rest of the year here. As if knowing that once he returns to your work sector for good next year he will spend the next 20 years there, Pluto is first making sure that life doesn’t become all work and no play.
Fortunately, that is unlikely to happen for while Jupiter will start the year in your financial sector, with your biggest year for financial growth and expansion in over a decade still having nearly five months to run, when the planet of luck and expansion leaves on 17th May he will return to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, where he will spend the next 12 months. This makes this an empowering year financially, a significant year professionally but where life will also become more adventurous. This is also a significant year on the relationship front, for when Saturn leaves your work sector on 8th March he will return to your relationship sector, where he will spend the next three years alongside dreamy Neptune.
Just starting the year with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion in your financial sector is getting this financial year off to a good start, though this is also a chance for a fresh start. Jupiter first returned to your financial sector last May but less than two months later turned retrograde and then spent the rest of his time going back over old ground before retrograding back out last October. While Jupiter spent five months here, he travelled over very little ground and it was more a chance to sow the seeds for financial growth and expansion. This is something that Jupiter returned to just before Christmas and by the time we move into 2023 he has only been back for 11 days, offering a chance for a do over but knowing now what you didn’t then. Jupiter will race through in just under five months before leaving on 17th May, this time not returning until he comes full circle again in 2034.
However, there is a lot of water to pass under the bridge before then, including the return of every planet that will visit your financial sector this year. The first to return is Venus, which from 20th February to 17th March will put the planets of money and luck together for the first time here in over a decade while setting the scene for the planets following in her wake. Mercury will move through from 19th March to 4th April, giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game and to think on your feet while the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters from 21st March to 20th April. During that time there will be two New Moons, each involving Jupiter who will expend any potential they might create. The first is an ordinary New Moon on 22nd March but the second on 20th April is a solar eclipse, something that will bring the elements of fate and luck into play just weeks before Jupiter is due to leave on 17th May.
It is almost two months later that the other side of the financial fence will get its turn, with Mars returning to your income sector on 18th July to begin the first planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence this year and the most lucrative months of 2023. Until leaving on 12th October Mars will fire up your warrior and competitive spirit as he urges you to fight for what you deserve. It is the paths that Mars is able to forge and the breakthroughs he can create that the planets following in his wake can continue to exploit. The Sun and Mercury will both return before Mars leaves, with the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options from 23rd September to 24th October, while you have Mercury’s smart head for money to work with from 5th October to 22nd October. However, the most lucrative weeks of 2023 could be when Venus, the planet of money moves through from 8th November to 5th December. Where the first half of the year is more about money matters, the second half is more about income matters.
Because the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your romantic sector, the solar spotlight is always on matters of the heart as you move into any new year and will be until he leaves on 20th January. This time the year also begins with Venus, the planet of love in your romantic sector but as she will leave on 3rd January this is something that needs to be seized. While the Sun and Mercury will both return to do this all over again in December, Venus won’t return until 2024 and Mars won’t visit your romantic sector at all in 2023. This makes it important to embrace the spirit of romance from the start and especially with Pluto, who has been here since 2008 leaving on 24th March. Pluto will retrograde back in again on 11th June but with a chance to tie up loose ends before leaving again in January.
While Venus will leave your romantic sector on 3rd January and the Sun on 20th January Mercury, who begins the year in retrograde motion and won’t turn direct until 19th January, is here until 11th February. This is over two months after Mercury returned on 7th December 2022 to begin what is normally a 14 to 15 day visit. With Pluto leaving Mercury is spending additional time doing what he does best, which is giving your heart a voice and putting heart and mind on the same page. This will also help to keep the spirit of romance alive and especially between Pluto’s departure on 24th March and his return on 11th June, the first time your romantic sector will be empty in over 14 years. The spirit of romance will also get a boost from a Full Moon in your romantic sector on 3rd July, the most romantically charged Full Moon of 2023.
Meanwhile, while Jupiter left your relationship sector late last year Neptune, the planet of dreams is still here but he won’t be on his own for long. Venus’ early departure from your romantic sector means that the planet of love will be early to return to your relationship sector this year, returning from 27th January to 20th February. By the time the Sun returns on 19th February the weeks that the planets of love and dreams have spent together will have already worked their magic. The Sun is here until 21st March and with Mercury, the planet of communication here from 3rd March to 19th March there is a good chance to have the communication lines open when everything changes. It is on 8th March, while the Sun and Mercury are here that Saturn will return to your relationship sector and until leaving in February 2026, he is set to make these the most powerful and important relationship years in three decades.
On the one hand, it is business as usual or a continuation of last year as you move into this new professional year but on the other hand, business is usual is such an anomaly from what you would normally expect that you could take for granted what a massive head start you have. Just starting the year with Mars in your career sector is a huge advantage and especially as the warrior planet of the cosmos returned for what is normally a six week visit in August. The retrograde turn that will keep Mars here until March is still underway and this is holding things back, potentially leading to the false impression that on the career front things have become stalled. At the same time, with Saturn in your work sector since 2020 and on his own since early last year, it is more of the same and possibly with a lot still being asked of you on the job front. However, change is on the way and it begins within the first 72 hours of the year.
It begins with Venus’ early return to your work sector on 3rd January, ahead of the Sun who won’t turn the solar spotlight onto your work situation, job matters and options until he returns on 20th January. This is just a day before Venus leaves, giving the planet of desire and attraction time to not only work with Saturn to exploit the hard work he has required from you over recent years, but she will also move into a friendly aspect to Mars in your work sector as she moves through. It is while Venus is here that Mars will turn direct on 13th January, something that will take the brakes off this new professional year. Once Mercury leaves your work sector on 3rd March Saturn will be on his own, but the hard taskmaster of the cosmos is all about to leave, with his departure on 8th March leaving your work sector empty for the first time since 2020, but not for long.
It is just a few weeks later that Pluto, the planet of change and revolution will return, or begin to transition into your work sector for the first time in our lifetime. This is something that will take time, with Pluto retrograding back out on 11th June, only to return next year when he will make this his home for the next 20 years. Where Saturn has been all about hard work, discipline and structure, Pluto will be looking at using this as the foundation for massive change over the coming years. Meanwhile, while Mars will do everything he can to fire things up on the career front before leaving on 26th March, his departure will temporarily leave it empty, with a chance to let things play out before Venus leads a new parade of planets through, starting with her return on 11th April and ending with Mercury’s departure on 27th June. With all returning to find Pluto in your work sector for the first time in our lifetime, these will be some of the most important months of this professional year.
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