The year 2023 will bring very good news regarding the transits of the planets. Here are the 5 most important astrological aspects of 2023 to keep in mind, regardless of your zodiac sign!
The last year was a real cosmic chaos. From the 5 retrograde planets that turned our lives upside down, to the dreaded eclipse season on the Taurus-Scorpio axis, which brought a whirlwind of emotions, triumphs and defeats.
It’s safe to say that, despite the heartbreak that came with it, 2022 was the year you finally found yourself and ended the cycles of toxic relationships.
Astrological aspects from 2023 that bring us changes
Although things may not have gone as planned in 2022, learn that 2023 promises just as much growth, change, and possibilities on the horizon. Only this time, you are ready to tackle these new challenges head-on, as a wiser version of yourself.
A complicated start to the year with Mars and Mercury retrograde
This new astrological year begins with Mars and Mercury retrograde, both planets stirring up trouble at the same time, which will make things start slowly.
However, by the end of January, we return to normal and life remains relatively quiet until March. From March to May, several major transits will take place: including Mars leaving Gemini, Saturn leaving Aquarius, and the first set of eclipses this year in the signs of Aries and Scorpio. You can expect conflicts when Venus retrograde hits the party from July to September, and the eclipses in October threaten to keep the sparks alive.
Saturn moves from Aquarius to Pisces
One of the most awaited transits by astrology enthusiasts is the exit of Saturn from the sign of Aquarius. On March 7, 2023 – Saturn will enter Pisces and will remain there until May 25, 2025, before making a short detour in the sign of Aries.
Saturn will then re-enter Pisces on August 31, 2025, and will remain there until February 13, 2026. With Saturn entering Pisces next year, you’ll want to prepare for the inevitable clash between fantasy and reality. In astrology, Saturn is the planet of karma, maturity, responsibility and self-discipline. With Saturn moving into the emotional sign of Pisces – the new challenge will focus on stepping into your power and using perceived “weaknesses” as strengths.
Saturn in Pisces could also lead to some passive or avoidant behavior when faced with overwhelming feelings. The Pisces energy wants to dream and love with rose-colored glasses and live in their fantasy world, rather than face the challenges of growing up. Meanwhile, Saturn teaches us where you have to have boundaries, limits, concentration, and continuous effort to get somewhere in life.
Pluto enters Aquarius
When Pluto enters a new sign, everything about the way we view our lives and society as a whole change in unprecedented ways. Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23, 2023, and will remain there until June 11, 2023, when it will spend a short period of time retrograding back through the sign of Capricorn. This last stage of Pluto in Capricorn will probably cause a bit of turmoil.
Then Pluto will settle in Aquarius again to begin its 20-year uninterrupted journey through the sign of rebellion and change. Pluto refers to self-liberation and the advancement of egalitarian and humanitarian ideals. When Aquarius, the sign of the rebel, is placed in Pluto, the planet of death and destruction, you can almost always count on challenges to existing authoritarian systems and a collective reinvestment in the strength of the community.
Venus retrogrades in Leo
Venus, the planet of romance, will be retrograde in the sign of Leo on July 22, 2023 and will remain there until September 3, 2023. Normally, transits of Venus in Leo are an excellent time to show off your feelings for your partner or to make a serious commitment to another person. However, when Venus is retrograde, problems related to love and relationships may arise. Therefore, during Venus in Leo – this retrograde is not the best transit to move in with someone, to get engaged or to have a wedding.
Money is also a huge factor to consider during this period. Since Venus also strongly influences your finances and savings, you are more likely to engage in excessive spending as a coping mechanism during this period. It would be best to put off any major purchases until after Venus goes direct, if you can avoid it.
The movement of Jupiter between Aries and Taurus
On May 16, 2023, Jupiter ends its stay in the sign of Aries and moves into Taurus, where it will remain until May 25, 2024. When Jupiter, the planet of luck, knowledge, higher education, spirituality, and philosophy, enters the sign of Taurus – offers the chance to make real progress toward a long-term dream or goal; and to put down roots for longevity and success. It is a very beneficial transit, because every time Jupiter changes its sign, it also changes the style in which it brings opportunities for growth and abundance.
Jupiter in Taurus promotes dedication, concentration, and hard work. It is an ideal period to follow your intuition and to be self-sufficient, this change will benefit the most from Taurus placements and one of the best years they have had for a long time. All the work they have done to stay afloat or change or leave relationships will translate into growth in many different areas of life.
Understanding how astrological transits influence your birth chart can show you where your life will change in unexpected ways. So, use this important data to bring only the best for you!