While 2023 is destined to be a big year for job growth and expansion, there is not only a chance to start out slow but to begin the year on a more balanced note. It is Jupiter’s return to your work sector in May that will not only begin a 12 month period of job growth and expansion but will see the planet of luck and expansion team up with Uranus, the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected for the first time here in 82 years. While Jupiter will return to job growth and expansion, Uranus will bring the element of surprise and the unexpected. However, as Uranus is already here and has been since 2019, this is likely to be something you are already working towards, whether you are aware of it or not. Often, it is only by looking back that you are able to join the dots. Knowing how busy life is destined to get, Jupiter is urging you to make the most of his first full month back in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. Jupiter returned just before Christmas, less than eight weeks after retrograding back out. Having already spent five months here but now back in direct motion, Jupiter is looking for both a fresh start and a do over. It helps that Uranus is still in retrograde motion in your work sector and won’t turn direct until 23rd January. Meanwhile, as is always the case, the Sun will spend the first three weeks of January in your income sector. Until leaving on 3rd January Venus will be working to fuel your confidence, raise the bar on your expectations and to leave the remaining planets with a lucrative sense of direction. That includes the Sun but also Mercury, in retrograde motion in your income sector until 19th January and Pluto, who after 14 years is preparing to leave in March. It is then that Venus will not only join Saturn in your communication sector but in time to capture Mars’ final days in retrograde motion in your relationship sector before turning direct on 13th January. With Venus in your communication sector until 27th January, this is in the heart of her mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice.
If January is anything to go by, which it is, then 2023 is destined to be a big year for love and for your relationships. In both cases, this is building on from what began last year but with everything coming together this year. It was just before Christmas that Jupiter returned to your romantic sector for the second time in 2022 but with a different experience this time. When Jupiter returned last May he was already slowing down and didn’t venture far before turning retrograde, something that saw him retrograde back out at the end of October. It was just weeks later that Jupiter turned direct, something that saw him return in the lead up to Christmas. This time Jupiter won’t be slowing down, he will have his foot on the gas all the way and until leaving in May, the planet of luck and expansion will pick up a huge amount of support. There is even an eclipse over the coming months to energise things as well as Venus, the planet of love’s early return next month. In short, strap in because the most romantically charged months in over a decade are stretching out in front of you. In the meantime, while Mars has been in your relationship sector since August, he has spent the final months of last year in retrograde motion and the last two under pressure from the planets as they moved through Sagittarius. That pressure is gone but not before leaving you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Mars too is ready for a fresh start and while he didn’t retrograde back out as Jupiter did, his direct turn on 13th January will signal a chance to make the final months of his longest visit in eight decades count. Mars has already formed a partnership with Saturn in your communication sector, but it is Venus, the planet of love’s return from 13th January to 27th January that will really give this a boost. It is in the heart of Venus’ mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice that Mars will turn direct.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your income sector the solar spotlight is always on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year. This year you have a mix of the expected and the unexpected and this is getting the year off to a good start. In the expected column is not only starting the year with the Sun here but Venus, Mercury and Pluto. Venus and Mercury are just passing through but Pluto, the planet of change and revolution has been here for 2008, something that will always see you start the year determined to make this the year when you will change things up. In the unexpected column you have two minor and one major difference. The minor difference is that while Venus will start the year here, when the planet of money leaves on 3rd January she won’t return until 2024, so will be working to ensure the year gets off to a lucrative start or at least that those are your expectations. The other difference is that Mercury is in retrograde motion and will be until 19th January, with his smart head for money more focused on the rear view mirror. The major difference is that after 14 years Pluto is getting ready to leave in March and instead of another year and another promise that this will be the year to change things up, this really is that year. This is getting a lot of support from the North Node and Uranus in your work sector but what brings the promise of long term change is that Jupiter will return there in May to begin your biggest year for job growth and expansion in over a decade. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the other side of the sky in your financial sector, the Moon’s return from 6th January to 8th January will be a valuable chance to check in, with the Moon able to fuel your financial instincts and imagination and ensure you are emotionally and intuitively engaged. In the meantime, it is the Moon’s return for its first visit to your income sector for the year from 20th January to 22nd January that will ensure your nose for money is sharp and can act as a trigger as the Sun leaves on 20th January.