Main character energy: MARS
Mars comes out of retrograde in mid January, and then out of its shadow period in March. After spending a whopping five months in Gemini (as it typically spends only 45 days in each sign), it finally makes a move to Cancer in late March. Alongside, we have an eclipse in Aries (ruled by Mars) on April 20th, as well as the lunar eclipse in Scorpio (also ruled by Mars) on May 5th. The first half of 2023 is all about Mars — passion, motivation, sexuality, aggression, and action-taking. This is us thinking with our bodies, rather than our brains. This is us doing, rather than thinking. This is destined to bring about an enormous amount of change, in the most chaotic and destructive way ever.
Supporting actress: VENUS
In the latter part of 2023, high-powered Martian energy is balanced with soft and receptive Venus. Venus brings attention to herself when she goes retrograde on July 22nd, which only happens every one-and-a-half years. But we are really going to feel her energy when she turns direct on September 3rd. This is followed by a solar eclipse in Libra (ruled by Venus) on October 14th, and then a lunar eclipse in Taurus (also ruled by Venus) on October 28th. And so, the second part of 2023 can be characterized by passivity, beauty, luxury, and pleasure. With both Mars and Venus taking center stage this year, love and romance is sure to be a big theme for many.
What else is going on this year?
A new generation is being born in 2023.
Pluto is transiting into Aquarius. This is a HUGE DEAL because Pluto spends about 10-30 years in each zodiac sign. Pluto represents an entire ERA in history, a NEW GENERATION of children entering the world.
The Millennials are the Scorpio generation, the era of the AIDS epidemic, who would grow up to be the emo kids obsessed with Harry Potter and all things taboo and controversial. Gen-Z is the Sagittarius generation, the era of technological boom, who would grow up to embrace financial freedom and creative independence. And then came the Capricorn generation, the era of cottagecore and a worldwide pandemic.
The Era of Aquarius will take us into the year 2044. It will be characterized by significant scientific progress and out-of-the-box thinking. I believe that this era will bring about mainstream psychedelic medicine, space travel, and maybe even the exposure of aliens. It’s going to be a very strange time. The 2040s will bring peace, especially as we approach the Era of Pisces.
Jupiter moves from Aries to Taurus
Jupiter will be in Aries until it moves into Taurus in May. Jupiter augments whichever zodiac sign it resides in: and as Aries is ruled by Mars, this emphasizes even more Martian energy in Part I of 2023. Emphasis will be placed on new beginnings, trying something new, and putting yourself first.
As Jupiter moves into Taurus, the sign ruled by Venus, we have even more Venusian energy striking us in Part II of 2023. This placement shifts us to focus on our money and possessions. You may not reap the rewards of a new business venture until the time of year. The effort you put into work in early 2023 will come to fruition at the end of the year. Be patient when it comes to your income.
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn moves into Pisces on March 7th, spending most of 2023 here. This is a conflicting placement, as Saturn brings structure and limitations, while Pisces energy is floaty, dreamy, and limitless. This placement can encourage us to take a more practical look at our dreams. It can also increase tension between reality and fantasy.
Spiritual discipline is a strong theme here. You can make the most of this energy by using religious rituals to enhance your sense of connection with the universe. You could encounter a guru who teaches you the secrets of the universe — or become one yourself. Just be sure that you are not taken advantage of or scammed by an authority figure who uses spiritual power for the wrong reasons.
Main characters of the zodiac in 2023:
Refer to your sun, moon, and rising.
- Scorpios will be center stage this year. Ruled by both Mars and Pluto, there is heavy Martian energy going on in the first part of 2023, as well as an extremely rare Pluto transit. This may be one of your heaviest years.
- Aries also has a significant role this year, as they are ruled by Mars too. The first part of 2023 brings intense Martian energy. You have the solar eclipse taking place in your sign in April, along with Jupiter residing in your sign until May.
- Taurus takes the stage in the latter half of 2023, as Jupiter enters your sign in May, and the lunar eclipse in October takes place in your sign. Your ruling planet, Venus, plays a huge part in autumn.
- Libras will truly be feeling it in the latter part of 2023, as they are also ruled by Venus, who will be calling out for attention at this time.
Supporting actors of the zodiac in 2023:
- Aquarius, you should be pleased to know that the era of Aquarius begins this year, taking us all the way into 2044. Expect a deep transformation, although you may not completely feel it until the following years to come — know that this is just the beginning! Twenty years from now, you will be a totally different person — completely unrecognizable.
- Pisces, while you may not be completely center stage this year, you’ll certainly feel it more than some of the other zodiac signs. With Saturn entering your sign, you’ve got some hard lessons to learn. A huge commitment is being offered, bringing safety and security, but you’ve got to work hard to make this happen.
- Leo, you may be blurring in the background in 2023, especially as Venus turns retrograde in your sign in late summer — but you’re going to have an unexpected center-stage moment in early September, when Venus turns direct in your sign. Expect a lot of joy, pleasure, and attention that month — despite the hardships you’ll face in the prior months.
Stage crew of 2023:
As for Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Capricorn — this year will not be as intense for you as it is for the other zodiac signs. And that might be a very good thing, because everything will be more chill for you. However, be sure to check all three: sun, moon, and rising signs.
Your Personal Horoscope
Now that we’ve gone through the general trends, let’s see how 2023 will treat you, specifically. Please take a look at your sun sign, your moon sign, and your rising sign.
This year will be especially significant for you, with an emphasis on the first half of 2023. Your ruling planet, Mars, turns direct in January. You also have Jupiter residing in your sign until May. And lastly, the energy peaks around April 20th, when a solar eclipse happens in your sign. You can expect a lot of changes — they will be unexpected, chaotic, and destructive. But this is all necessary in order for you to build something grand from a more firm and solid foundation. By autumn, things should calm down a bit more for you.
Saturn transits to your twelfth house. This is an excellent time for spiritual discipline. This year, you may want to consider setting up a religious routine for yourself — for example, praying or meditating each day at a specific time for a certain length. You could also be experiencing many “goodbyes” to people who you are destined to finally let go of. Do not let limitations on your dreams frustrate you — keep putting in the work, and have patience that it will pay off in the longterm.
Pluto moving into Aquarius could spark an abrupt change within your friendship circle. Losing many friends will also open a new door to gaining many new friends. And then, your finances are looking good in May — perhaps a pay raise, a bonus paycheck, or a lavish gift comes to you at this time. You’re gaining something grand!
The Venus retrograde, happening in late summer, could relate to the children in your life if you have any. There may be a creative blockage — but this will burst through with vigor when Venus returns in September. In October, there will be strong themes of partnership and commitment. You could enter a new relationship, or experience a stronger sense of security with your current partner.
For you, 2023 may start out slow, but momentum will be seriously gained by the latter half. Mars going direct in January will not give you the same energy burst as it does for everyone else. Instead, you’ll be feeling more motivated to slow down, meditate more, and dream journal. More vivid dreams will come through, and they’ve got important messages for you.
In March, you could experience a strain within your friendship circle. You could be finding it more difficult to get yourself out there and socialize — don’t push it! There’s intense transformation coming for your career path. When it comes to work, the universe is nudging you to think about the longterm picture — where do you see yourself twenty years from now? It’s a big question, but you’re being called to address it at this time.
Mid-spring, there’s something you need to give up — and this could very likely be a romantic interest, a close friend, or a business partner. It’s almost certain that as soon as you say goodbye to this person, that someone better will be right around the corner. Jupiter is showering you with blessings in May, as it transits into your sign. Expect grand wealth — on an emotional or physical level.
There may be some setbacks within your living situation in late summer, and some of you may be moving somewhere new by September. There could also be a great restructure within your family dynamic.
You truly take on main character energy in late October, when the lunar eclipse happens in your sign. Alongside, attention is drawn to your health and daily habits. Investing in better self-care is likely at the time.
Gemini, you’ve been dealing with a lot of passive aggression and suppressed anger since Mars has been retrograding in your sign since the fall of 2022. Come mid-January, expect a sweet sense of release as Mars finally turns direct. Just be sure to channel this energy towards an exercise routine or a cleaning spree, rather than lashing out at someone.
When it comes to work, you’re being called to put in extra time and energy. You may experience some setbacks regarding pay and promotion. But in the longterm, most of you are on a very stable and lasting career path. Some of you have big travel plans this year, you may be even moving to a foreign land! Others are taking their education in a niche to an expert level! A huge revelation could hit you hard in late March.
There are many changes happening around your neighborhood, community, or place of work. You could be joining a team of people who have the same health goals as you. Adjustments are required when it comes to how you interact with your peers.
Autumn could bring a huge burst in creativity, especially if you lean into your mystical side. If you have kids in your life, they will play a huge role for you at this time. One child in particular could be demonstrating a lot of maturity and wisdom. It’s worth reconnecting with your own childhood dreams.
Cancer, late 2022 has been exhausting for you, with Mars retrograding in your twelfth house for three months! Mars finally turns direct in January, but you won’t feel this until it enters your sign in late March. At that time, motivation will return and passion will surge — just watch out for hotheadedness!
This year, you may feel restricted when it comes to travel — be careful about travel plans, perhaps even push them to the following year if possible. You could be feeling very stuck in your overall place in life. For those of you in school, a great amount of your time and effort should be placed towards studying and learning. Pluto is entering your eighth house for the next twenty years or so… this is quite an intense formation! Your sense of vulnerability is being completely transformed.
This spring, eclipse season is stirring a great change within your career. If you have kids in your life, there is change happening between you and them too. Taking a leap of faith, or a creative risk, is sure to make an impact.
Over the summer, friendship plays a huge impact, as you could be spending a lot more time socializing with others. Late summer money could bring some financial issues, but a likely bonus in September will help you get back on track. And then in autumn, there is a change happening in regards to your friends or family. There could be new roommates, or old roommates moving out. You could have family moving in or out of your house.
A romantic commitment is likely to play a significant role for you in the year of 2023. If you’re in a relationship, then your commitment may be tested. And if you’re single, then the universe is forcing you to address your limitations with intimacy. Depending how hard you are willing to work, you could find yourself in a very firm and solid relationship.
For the next twenty years, Pluto will be in your seventh house — this means intense transformation within your relationships. This mainly refers to the relationship with your romantic partner, but for singles it can also be about a best friend or business partner. You may want to completely reconstruct the way you handle and relate to others. There could be an intense hurdle within your relationship in the spring.
Springtime brings conflict between wanting to try something new and explore verses wanting to stick to the old. Some of you are moving somewhere very far. There could be a strong desire to travel somewhere that you’ve only known before in a past life. Your career is blowing up in May, and many of you are likely to receive a huge promotion or bonus paycheck at this time.
Venus retrograde will hit you the hardest, since it occurs in your sign. You could be missing an old lover at this time, reconnecting with someone from the past, or feeling great distance between you and your partner. However, when Venus turns direct in early September, this could bring you a new soulmate, or a joyful, fresh start within your relationship.
Autumn brings change in your career path. The power of networking could land you a much better job, if you’re looking. Taking a creative risk at work is bound to pay off.
This year, you’ve really got to put work into your relationship, because there’s great potential to make it last. There will be some setbacks between you and your partner, but they’re designed to strengthen your bond, not break it. For some, joining forces with a coworker could lead to outstanding financial gain in the longterm.
Intense transformation is happening within your daily routine and health habits. The universe is urging you to try something completely new — a new skincare regime, a new type of diet, a new workout plan, etc. — in order to keep your health in check.
By spring, you may be joining a spiritual community, or a team involved in taboo or controversial subjects. You may surprised to find yourself bonding with a sibling, coworker, or classmate over the esoteric subjects.
Traveling and exploring somewhere new this year will be incredibly beneficial, especially around springtime. Don’t be afraid to throw some money into traveling, as it will bounce right back to you, perhaps even threefold! It could also pay off to invest into higher education in order to boost your career.
Late summer could bring the return of an old lover. In other cases, it may bring a breakup or the end of a romantic cycle. In autumn, your career path is being taken to a higher level. Investing in your education is bound to pay off and help you climb that latter. Some of you may be traveling with a partner or best friend in October — this is the best time to do so.
Be sure to pay extra attention to your health this year. This is the best year for implementing a new workout or skincare routine. There’s no need to spend extra money on unnecessary doctor appointments or fancy health gadgets, just as long as you’re remembering to take care of yourself.
You may find yourself becoming inspired by mystery, the occult, and all things dark and hidden in the universe. Don’t be too nervous to dip into the esoteric arts. You could find your mediumship powers increasing, with passed loved ones reaching out to you. Also, there could be a change happening between you and a kid in your life.
The springtime draws attention to a partner — either romantic or strictly business. You’re bonding a lot with this person and they are sure to bring you a lot of success. If you continue leaning into your curiosity for the dark arts, you may even make some money through your psychic gifts. As the year goes on, you become more and more drawn to the mystical and forbidden. There may be some distance between you and your friends in late summer, but around September, you’ll feel a lot of joy within your circle.
The latter part of 2023 is when you fully take on main character energy. Your ruling planet, Venus, goes retrograde in late July and then comes back with a bang in early September. The solar eclipse on October 14th takes place in your sign, and the lunar eclipse on October 28th takes place in Taurus which is also ruled by Venus. In other words, autumn is when you take the spotlight. Expect an intense change — that will be completely unexpected.
Your ruling planet, Mars, is making a splash this year. Coming out of retrograde in January, you’ll be enthused to get your energy back — not just your physical capability, but your passion too! Your other ruling planet, Pluto, making an extremely rare transit in March — you’re really going to feel this one, too! Chaotic transformation is happening all around you — but that shouldn’t phase you much — in fact, as a Scorpio, you truly thrive on this energy.
You may be dealing with some creative blockages this year — you’ll have to work a bit harder to tap into your imagination. There could also be limits regarding children or a father-figure. Alongside, some transformation is happening within your family or home life. There could be a new baby coming into the family, a new in-law, or a move into a new home.
The springtime lunar eclipse takes place in your sign. A very intense change is bound to happen. It’s likely that this will relate to your health or your daily habits. This could be a new job, a different health routine, or quitting and addictive habit. Someone in your life can offer you great success — whether romantically, or when it comes to your career. This will be made very well known around March.
Late summer could bring some difficulties with work, however, by September you will be feeling very cared for and appreciated at your job. In autumn, a heavy transformation takes place within your partnership. This could be a new romantic partner or the start of a new cycle with your current. In other cases, this could be a new person — romantic, platonic, or business — who enters your life and completely shakes everything up.
This year, you are experiencing some limitations when it comes to your home and family life. You may be aching to spend more time at home or with family — this is not the best time for moving or distancing yourself from family.
Things are changing within your community or neighborhood — you could be getting new neighbors, or joining a team where you meet a lot of new people. The universe encourages you to take a new hobby, as this could be something you end up completely dedicating yourself to in return for deep satisfaction.
In the spring, there could be a child coming to you for something important, and you may recognize a lot of wisdom and maturity in them. For those of you who don’t have kids in your life, you could be having dreams about your childhood, or working on inner-child healing.
Your health will be blessed this year in the latter half. You may even be able to make some money, perhaps even a whole career, out of a health topic that you’re into. A pay raise is likely around May.
Late summer may call for you to take a trip to an old, childhood destination. In the autumn, you could be getting involved in a community with similar health goals as you — joining a gym or workout studio, for example.
Your ruling planet, Saturn, is making a transit in March. This is likely to be your best month in 2023. Something within your community or neighborhood is being restructured. Some of you are feeling inspired to teach, or take a leadership position.
There’s a lot of changes happening within your finances. Make sure you hold onto your emergency funds, as you may need to spend it in the spring. You may be hit with an intense urge to throw away all of your belongings or buy yourself an entirely new wardrobe. Springtime is ideal for getting rid of old belongings — take spring cleaning to a much higher level!
In the spring, you could be seriously bonding with your team or community. Spending time with a large group of family around March will be very healing. Kids, especially, are taking up a big space in your life this year. Children may tie closely into your career path, especially in the latter of 2023.
Late summer could bring some confusion, as there is some temporary distance between you and some loved ones. Just know that this is temporary, and around September, you’re going to be feeling the love very intensely! In autumn, a change is happening in regards to the kids in your life — and if you don’t have any, then you could be doing some deep, inner child healing.
Welcome to the era of Aquarius, my Aquarian! Pluto transits into Aquarius in March, and will stay here for approximately the next twenty years. Consider this the most auspicious period of your lifetime! Everybody changes after two decades, but you will be experiencing the most intense transformation of all! You’re going to be feeling more connected to the children being born of this generation — how cool!
Your ruling planet, Saturn, is transiting in the spring. The universe encourages you to limit your spending and reconsider where you direct your money. The good news is that your career path is very steady and all of your hard work will pay off in the longterm.
The spring brings you a significant career change. You could be changing jobs altogether, or experiencing a restructure at your current job. This change involves creativity and communication. You be gaining a more influential voice at work.
There will be a lot of fortune within your home or family. You could receive an impressive amount of money from a family member, or cut down on your bills and rent money, or experience an overall sense of joy within your home life.
There may be some fights or communication between you and your loved one in late summer, but this will likely resolve itself by September and therefore strengthen your bond with each other. Attention is drawn to your career once again in the fall. Your job is being directly impacted by your living situation or family circle, or vice versa.
Saturn is moving into your zodiac sign in March of 2023. As a Pisces, you may struggle with the limitations that Saturn puts on your life. But the universe is presenting you with a longterm commitment that will lead to vast success. This year, be extra patient with yourself, and find the value of hard work and discipline.
This spring, you may be hit with a deep and unexpected transformation — but this is bound to be a very secretive and private change that other people don’t know about.
In the spring, you may be traveling for work, or exploring for educational purposes. You’re eager to experience something new — this may come along with financial benefits. Networking at work will lead to vast success. You’re feeling much more social than usual, especially in the latter of 2023.
There will be a temporary setback in your health during late summer. This issue will heal itself by September, and you’ll be feeling better than ever! In the autumn, you could be traveling with a small group of people, or joining a small class. The autumn is an awesome time for exploration and creative flow!