Happy New Year
As 2023 begins, there are two significant planets retrograde – action planet Mars and your ruling planet Mercury linked to communication. Therefore, you’re wise to feel your way slowly into the year ahead and to pay close attention to your emotions. The start of the year could be unusually intense.
Full Moon/Mercury Direct
It may be a dramatic beginning to 2023. Firstly, there’s a Venus-Pluto conjunction on the 1st in your fellow earth sign Capricorn ruling romance, children & pregnancy, entertainment and fun. This combination is obsessive and could flag up an ending or challenging emotions.
Fast-forward to the 6th and there’s an emotional Full Moon taking place cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. This is the social sector of your horoscope and you may be easily influenced by other people in your life, perhaps your friends.
As this Full Moon pulls in spontaneous Uranus in Taurus and your travel and study sector, you could be ready to throw caution to the winds and line up an exciting new adventure. If you’re away somewhere different for the first weekend of the year, you’re in tune with your stars. The last weekend of January also favours travel.
Yet, it’s wise to put off the big decisions until your ruling planet Mercury turns direct on the 18th. This often spells good news for you so listen out for information that comes to light. Mercury’s been on go slow since December 29, 2022, ideal for a retreat or time out but not always easy for you.
Therefore, what occurs when Mercury switches direction could feel like a revelation, news that puts a spring in your step or a smile on your face.
Mercury turns direct in Capricorn, the star sign that rules all the good things in your life. This may be a time when you can start to make sense of any muddles or misunderstandings.
You might find it easier to talk to a child or communicate with a lover. You may have clarity or know what to say instinctively, what’s required or needed from you. Look for the sweetness in your life this month and be around the people who lift your spirits.
There’s another major turning point on the 12th when action planet Mars turns direct in Gemini. This mid-month period feels powerful for you and could represent a significant turning point in your life. Gemini is the star sign at the peak of your horoscope and rules your career & vocation, your future path.
While Mars has been retrograde since October 30, 2022, you may have experienced significant change in these areas. Or, perhaps your plans have been on hold. Mars is a forceful planet, impulsive, rash & headstrong. Yet, when retrograde, it can coincide with frustration, anger and not being the one in control.
You’re likely to see your situation more clearly once Mars is back up to direct speed. Events could conspire to move you forwards and fast. Or, perhaps you’re ready to act decisively. As Mars remains in Gemini until March 25th, you have a couple of months to go full steam ahead.
When it comes to your work and career, notice how much fun you’re having. This is important as quality of life matters to you now. Get your life on track as best you can to make the most of your year ahead.
There’s another theme playing out this month involving the star sign Aquarius. Aquarius rules your work and health sector and the planet of relating Venus is here from the 3rd to the 27th. This means that it’s an ideal month to focus on teamwork and collaboration.
Plus, on the 20th, the Sun joins Venus in Aquarius and one day later, on the 21st, there’s a New Moon in this same sector of your horoscope. This is an ideal time to set new resolutions or intentions in both these key areas – work and health.
Aquarius is about the things you do on a daily basis and being practical and getting organised. It’s the star sign linked to technology and all things modern, so you could be creating new systems to help yourself or other people.
If you’re a typical Sun Virgo, you like to take good care of your body and you tend to prioritise your health, fitness and well-being. You may decide to work in these areas moving forward.
Either way, it’s a good time to invest in your work and your health and this is confirmed by Jupiter’s involvement on the 4th & 25th. Jupiter’s currently in Aries and your joint finance sector. You might be more willing to spend money on feeling and looking good.
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