The energy of the stars is made available to you, but whether you choose to use it consciously and in your interest, or allow it to influence you, is up to you.
Astrological Calendar Year 2023
For those of us who follow a spiritual path connected with magic and energetic movements in all that exists, we understand that in reality, everything corresponds.
Each person, of course, will be related to their zodiac sign, for example, which in turn corresponds to a planet, metal, or plant. Consequently, everything sympathizes and maintains a relationship of love or discord with the other elements of the universal drama, because as above, so below.
Here is a list of significant dates for 2023, including eclipses, node changes, mercury retrograde, and the movements of Saturn and Jupiter, among other things.
Lunar Nodes 2023
Known as the Karma Nodes, they remain in Taurus and Scorpio for six months.
It is an 18-month cycle that began on January 18 or 19, 2022, and has been a challenging journey for all involved, especially Taurus and Scorpio natives and those with their ascendant in these signs.
On July 17, 2023, the Lunar Nodes will finally shift into the powerful cardinal signs of Aries and Libra, ushering in a period of increased growth and learning as we approach the conclusion of the 18 months of activity.
At the end of the transit of the nodes along this axis, we can anticipate that we will learn something about living with others and better balancing our own “self” with that of others.
Eclipse season 2023
In 2023 there will be two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses.
The first solar eclipse of the year will occur on April 20 in Aries, with the North Node already with one foot on the new axis.
We will continue the work we have been doing since 2022 with the first lunar eclipse of the year on May 5, 2023, when the Moon will be in Scorpio and the Sun in Taurus, on the current axis.
A second solar eclipse in Libra will occur on October 14, 2023, already overlapping the energy of the new nodes. On October 28, during the second and final lunar eclipse, the Sun will be in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus, effectively bidding farewell to this nodal axis.
Eclipses are powerful events that mark endings and new beginnings in cycles. What aspects of your life are you willing to modify to gain more freedom? Do you believe in your abilities? Do you feel self-possessed? Will you be able to form alliances that allow you to shine?
Mercury Retrograde 2023
About three or four times a year, this planet retrogrades for three weeks at a time. Mercury welcomed 2023 while in its retrograde motion this year to serve as a reminder that everything is interconnected and that what is to come is simply a continuation of what has already occurred.
The dates of Mercury retrograde for this 2023 are:
- December 29, 2022, to January 18, 2023, in the sign of Capricorn.
- From April 21, 2023, to May 14, 2023, it will be retrograde in Taurus.
- From August 23 to September 14, 2023, in Virgo.
- From January 13 to January 2, 2024, Mercury will be retrograde in Sagittarius.
This event is best thought of as a mental reboot of the computer during each retrograde.
Venus retrograde in Leo 2023
The retrograde transit of Venus in Leo will be fascinating. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are fire signs that will be impacted by this transit.
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius signs will learn to see love from various perspectives. In particular, if they start a new relationship during this transit, they will need to come to terms with their past relationships to move forward. Venus retrograde is a transit that emphasizes matters of the heart and money.
This phenomenon will occur in Leo from July 22 to September 3, 2023, bringing up old romantic sagas and forcing us to consider the prospects of our current partners.
We are challenged by this transit to respect our own needs as we pursue the things and people we love most deeply.
Finding someone who deserves you and, at the same time, valuing yourself are the themes of Venus in Leo. Never settling for less is a powerful lesson we can all learn from this transit.
To ensure that true growth and intentional love can take root, you must find someone whose energy aligns with yours and treat each other with respect.
Venus Star Point 2023
This year it takes place on August 13 in Leo. The thirteenth is a wonderful day and a great time to share our romantic aspirations with others. This is no time to hold back; when you speak from the heart, go big or go home.
Mars Retrograde and Direct in Gemini 2023
On October 30, 2022, Mars entered its retrograde phase in the sign of Gemini.
Transit has occurred that has altered the communication and digital media sectors. The mutable signs – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces – felt the need to alter their communication styles during this transit, and still feel the need to do so to avoid becoming frustrated.
Although this transit is about planning and organization, you run the risk of acting impulsively and saying things undiplomatically. Although the message is clear, tact is lacking.
Aquarius with Saturn making a trine to Mars in Gemini has allowed you to observe changes in how communication has been impacted by business in particular (Saturn influence) (Mars influence in Gemini). Communication has evolved into a form of currency during this transit.
Mercury is experiencing a retrograde in Capricorn at the same time that Mars continues its retrograde motion, which could have additional effects on business, as Capricorn rules politics, business, and structure.
While the red planet continues to create a stir, once it goes direct on January 13, your ability to communicate both personally and globally could improve.
Jupiter enters the sign Taurus 2023
Jupiter’s entry into Taurus, one of the most anticipated transits, will bring good financial and sensory fortune to those who know how to take advantage of it.
Taurus will remain in the final degrees of Aries for the first few months before entering Taurus on May 16.
Retrograde in Aries to give you a review from September 4 to December 30, which will cause you to exercise extreme caution in matters of money and love. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, fixed signs, will have the opportunity to look ahead and see what 2024 has in store for them.
After a time when the nodes were active, Jupiter brings good news to Taurus natives of the Sun or Ascendant. It will be crucial to pay attention to detrimental excesses at this time to spread your wings and grow in terms of material and economic stability.
With Jupiter in Taurus, you may experience changes in your financial situation, changes in the food industry, fluctuations in the stock market, and new ideas about how to manage your finances.
Jupiter, the big planet, will take center stage on several astrological dates in 2023. From September 4 to December 30, this planet will be in Taurus during its retrograde phase.
This process deals with important events, travel, justice, and philosophical issues. Plans may not go exactly as you expected because of Jupiter’s retrograde, but it is the perfect time to consider the direction of your life.
Saturn enters Pisces 2023
Saturn’s entry into Pisces on March 7-where it will remain until February 13, 2026-and its subsequent retrograde from June 17 to November 4, 2023, will be the other significant transit of 2023.
This phase tells you that now is a good time for reflection and healing, but it also comes with the warning that some people may find it difficult to commit to a particular relationship or circumstance.
It exhorts you to remember your beginnings and to think about the future. Now is the time when dreams can come true.
The best thing you can do in these years if you want to turn a dream into reality is to take advantage of the transit of Saturn because it deals with time and structures, the enduring in a temporal sense, and texture.
It will be a particularly fortunate period. The last time Saturn transited the constellation of Pisces was between May 21, 1993, and April 7, 1996.
Being in conjunction, opposition, or square to your signs, the mutable signs Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, and Sagittarius will feel this energy strongly.
Compared to Saturn’s transits through Capricorn and Aquarius, this one will have a different flavor because Saturn is here to teach us, what it means to be “compassionate.” You will no longer be focused on the commercial and political forces driving socioeconomic change.
You will be more in touch with your emotional side as a result of Saturn in Pisces.
Apply the lessons of Saturn’s transit through Aquarius, such as the need to be kind and the voice of the voiceless. There will be a greater desire to support the emotional well-being of others. It is time to show more empathy and concern for others.
Be prepared as it is always a good idea to keep in mind that we cannot give what we do not have and that self-care always comes first to be able to accompany and lend a helping hand to another.
This transit is especially significant for therapists and coaches who dedicate their lives to accompanying and caring for the emotional health of others.
Pluto enters Aquarius 2023
On March 23, Pluto will enter the sign of Aquarius, becoming one of the most awaited transits, since Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008, transforming the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), and believe me when I tell you that it has been transforming us…
The lord of death has been giving transcendental lessons all these years that have brought us growth and have marked a before and after in the natives of the cardinal signs.
Pluto, the outermost planet, is farthest from the sun and is therefore called the generational planet. Pluto’s influence usually affects entire generations rather than having smaller-scale effects on individuals.
During the previous Plutonian transit in Capricorn, hierarchies, financial institutions and power struggles underwent changes and upheavals.
Most affected are Sun or rising Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio natives, while air signs Gemini and Libra can successfully navigate this energy.
Also, for you, Aquarius…
You may find it more challenging than your fellow air signs, but overall, this energy is about letting go of outdated rigid structures and welcoming change.
The changing planet will alter diplomacy, how you will invest your money and what you will invest in when it returns to Capricorn on June 11 during its retrograde period and remains there from May 1 through October 11.
Since Capricorn is an Earth sign known for its work ethic and dedication, and since Pluto is retrograde there, you will have the opportunity to take the time you need to process changes and accept them.
Pluto, as is well known, rules transformations (rebirth and death), breaks structures, and invites you to embrace change.
During this time, the collective wound asteroid remains in the sign of Aries. The astrological year comes to an end on December 21, 2023, with a conjunction of the Moon in Aries and the North Node, which will also be closer to Chiron at that time than it has been all year.
This will happen at the same time as the Sun enters Capricorn, which will create a symbiotic figure in the sky in trine with Jupiter and centered on Saturn:
To learn by overcoming your wounds, to redefine your goals and priorities in life, to move forward, as well as to put into practice the courage and boldness of which you are capable.
Declaring your independence, developing a critical mindset, and working together to improve reality are the themes that will guide us throughout the year.
The year 2023 will distinguish itself by presenting a lively and distinctive narrative. It will not be stable, but difficulties often lead to pleasant surprises. The year will challenge you to grow and devote yourself fully to your most important goals.
Over the next 12 months, the collective consciousness will play a relevant role. As a society, we can anticipate a significant awakening that can inspire us to make very positive and necessary changes. Are you ready to start with vigor?
According to astrology, the year 2023 heralds the beginning of extremely significant changes for humanity. These changes have already begun to brew in recent years, but are likely to intensify and consolidate in 2025.
With information from Stefanie Pelaez for regresoalorigenweb.com