As 2022 draws to a close the enthusiastic sign of Sagittarius appears in the spotlight and the month gets going with a buoyant start as the Sun, Mercury and Venus offer a high degree of hope and optimism. The full moon in Gemini on the 8th is in tight conjunction with retrograde Mars; this restless moon opposite a fiery Sagittarius Sun indicates a strong sense of new beginnings and new adventures, but Mars is held back by the retrograde, suggesting we may have to stay in the planning stage for a while longer. (Mars goes direct on the 13th of January 2023). Both Mercury and Venus arrive in practical and down to earth Capricorn around the second week – good for organising your social life and getting things done for Christmas. Jupiter arrives in Aries on the 21st. This important move certainly puts the emphasis on personal freedom and self-assertion; Jupiter will remain in Aries until mid-May 2023. On Wednesday the 21st the Sun moves into Capricorn and we celebrate the winter solstice. This is the shortest day of the year in our hemisphere and from now on the days will slowly get longer as we move towards the light; this is closely followed by the new moon in down-to-earth Capricorn on the 23rd.
If you would like to find out what the New Year 2023 has in store for you, please contact me to discuss your birth chart and book a consultation.
Meanwhile – Solstice blessings and Christmas wishes to all.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
The Sun, Venus and Mercury are all shining favourable light on the sector of your chart concerned with the higher mind, further education and travel. Under current trends, you should be making some exciting plans for a very bright 2023, particularly as abundant Jupiter arrives in your sign on the 21st. The powerful Gemini full moon on the 8th puts you in a talkative mood and turns your attention to inspirational thinking.
TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
Venus in Sagittarius challenges assertive Mars in your monetary sector this month, suggesting that you might be inclined to make some impulsive decisions around your finances. Best to get some solid advice and maybe wait until Mars goes direct in January. The powerful Jupiter Neptune conjunction in Pisces offers inspiration and the possibility of a mystical experience.
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
The high energy planet Mars is still retrograde in your sign, illuminating the fact that your projects are not going according to plan. It’s time to review your impulsive nature and take stock. Listen to close friends as they can offer you fresh insight to do things differently. The auspicious Jupiter and Neptune combination in Pisces suggests heightened insight and intuition.
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
The Sun and Mercury both illuminate your health and wellbeing area, suggesting that your vitality is high and you could be feeling more robust than usual. December is the perfect time to forge ahead with a personal ambition and bring a long term project to a close. Love planet Venus in adventurous Sagittarius until the 10th indicates that a new romance may be on the horizon.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
The Sun, Venus and Mercury are travelling through adventurous Sagittarius and all three are offering you a new sense of direction where love and creativity are concerned. Your future plans with a possible new partnership look exciting, so don’t be afraid to take the initiative. The Capricorn new moon on the 23rd looks auspicious, turning your attention to an exciting practical plan.
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
Venus and Mercury in fiery Sagittarius continue to highlight the domestic sector of your chart, suggesting a dynamic month where you can make the most of your self-confidence and creative ability to make positive changes within your home. Mystical Neptune and abundant Jupiter traveling together in Pisces ensure that prospects are looking rather good for harmonious relationships.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
Venus, your ruling planet, is in adventurous and intuitive Sagittarius until the 10th. This cycle suggests that communication is your top priority and any exchange of ideas may bring huge rewards. Normally energetic Mars is retrograde in Gemini. Try to stay patient and tolerant as you’ll need to find some new solutions to old problems. Be alert to new opportunities after the new moon on the 23rd.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
The Sun, Venus, and Mercury are all highlighting the financial area of your chart, so be sure to make the most of your profound and analytical intellect as you make some important decisions for the future. Beneficial Jupiter, coupled with mystical Neptune in Pisces, both illuminate the love sector of your chart, enabling you to make some positive romantic choices.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
This month is all about putting yourself first and fully recognising your potential. Major change is now coming your way and new beginnings are imminent. Mercury and Venus both energise your sign until the second week of December, so use this time to really focus on those all-important future plans. Be sure to stand your ground and be ready to achieve whatever you set your heart on.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
The month starts with a powerful combination of the moon, Neptune and Jupiter together in mystical Pisces in the communication sector of your chart. This potent energy heightens your intuition and suggests exciting new beginnings. You may feel the need to break free from old ways of doing things. It’s important to keep an open mind as you can now learn a great deal from those around you.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
The Sun, Venus and Mercury in Sagittarius are powerful in the area of your chart concerned with community spirt and humanitarian goals. Your vitality should be high and your big ideas could lead to remarkable results, so be sure to make your thinking optimistic and forward-looking. The Gemini full moon on the 8th is particularly auspicious and highlights your creative aspirations.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
A positive start to the month seems to be assured with the connection of the moon, Neptune and Jupiter in your sign. If your ambition has been lacking lately, don’t worry, it’s all change now as the Sun in fiery Sagittarius lights up the highest point in your chart. You need to speak your mind about certain issues that have been troubling you for a while. Take advantage of the practical Capricorn new moon on the 23rd.
Christine is a professional astrologer, offering private consultations in astrology, life coaching and Bach flower essences.