2023 is bringing rolling waves of change, especially March through December. There's a collective evolution and consciousness shift happening right now as we move through the transition space that is ushering in a new ear by spring 2025.
Scroll down for more on the astrological energies at play this year.
To masterfully navigate these rolling waves of big change, keep heart-centered now. The way to stay balanced as the center of your own Universe and alchemist of your life is to stay embodied and heart-centered, and to keep living life from the heart, through the heart.
Consciously move your attention and focus out of the mind, out of the head, away from ego, and into the heart space.
Connect with your heart flame and feed it with love and let that light grow bigger and brighter until it fills your entire being and begins to extend out beyond just your personal energy space - until you are literally radiating light all around.
Then simply maintain this connection with heart and embodiment of light as you move through the day, move through the world, the glowing center of your own universe, the alchemist of your life, solidly seated upon the throne of your heart, sovereign, wise, loving ruler of your realm.
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4 Major Astrological Energies at play in 2023....
1. Saturn & Pluto Shifting Signs in March, Uranus & Neptune by May 2025.
March to December 2023 is about stepping willingly into the fires of transformation, which means fully letting go of our attachment to the past, the present, and even outdated ideas about our future that are no longer in alignment. Resistance will only cause more discomfort and suffering - this is a "let go or be dragged" style situation. In March, both Pluto & Saturn changed signs - while Pluto is using the rest of 2023 to fully shift into Aquarius, Saturn in Pisces til 2025 is acting as a "bridge" from the old era to the new, as the other two outer planets, Uranus and Neptune will follow suit, changing signs by May 2025. Outer planets have longer orbits that correspond to generational influences. With all three changing signs between March 2023 and May 2025, we are in transition from one era to another. With Pluto, planet of death and rebirth transformation and letting go, using the March through December 2023 to change signs and spending that entire time in T-square to the nodes of future and past, destiny and fate, increase and release, the driving undercurrent of the better part of this year is about fully releasing the past and embracing change and transformation.
2. Venus Retrograde in Leo Summer/Fall 2023
Black Moon Lilith, the shadow of the wild feminine, has been in Leo since January, and now Mars and Venus are there too, prepping us for a game-changer of a Leo season that features Venus retrograde there until October (Our Lady of Love & Money's longest stay in the sign since 1812), and retrograde (it only happens every 18 months) from 7/22 to 9/3. Venus and BML will depart the sign together in early October, Venus returning to the skies rising as the morning star, her more fierce persona. Think: a journey to face the shadow, reclaim the self-value that is your birthright, and return whole unto yourself, ruler of both realms - shadow and light.
~ Saturn RX in Pisces, 6/17 to 11/4, along with Neptune RX in Pisces, 6/30 to 12/6, will be reality-checking us with a larger goal of helping us to truly "make the ideal real," - bring source inspiration through our minds and bodies and into physical reality. To do that, we have to cut the crap, ditch the fantasizing and escapism, and start showing up embodied and taking the real-world action steps. (Pluto and Venus are running support, helping us let go of everything that is rotten, outdated, or not in alignment with our full truth, face the shadow and shame and reclaim our sense of self-value, and reconnect with our inner truth and core desires and values.)
3. North Node Into Aries; South Node Into Libra July 18th, 2023
North node of appetite, increase, and destiny moves into Aries 7/18 - it's been in Taurus since January 2022, and will be in Aries until January 2025, aiding Saturn in moving us through this major collective transition from one era to another as all 3 outer planets shift signs. This fuels our pioneering spirit. Chiron the wounded healer is there too - this is about healing the wound around our right to exist and stand up and be seen, heard, and counted in the world. This isn't about being self-centered at the expense of others, although we may see that shadow side play out during this time, it's about releasing the shadow side of Libra and stepping into the highest expression of Aries. That means healthy sense of self, courage, individuality, and leadership. It means self-assertion. It also means learning to do this without running over the needs of others, while still exercising cooperation, diplomacy, and tact, and creating harmony and balance.
4. Outer Planet "Link Up" & Kite Formation Late August to Mid-November 2023
Okay, so this one is playing loose - and by that I mean these guys are hovering "in range" of making these aspects, but they aren't landing them to the exact degree. That combined with the fact that we are talking about all outer planets means this one is very generalize and also very subtle, but it's still there, working away in the ethers, and worth mentioning. Remember, the outer planets are the three that lie beyond Saturn, only visible with modern technology, that are so far from earth that they have considerably bigger orbits and longer transit times, making them generational influences.
While Saturn has a 2 1/2 year sign transit time, it takes Uranus a full 7 years, Neptune 13 years, and Pluto anywhere from 16 to 20 years, depending on where it's at in it's elliptical orbit path. These three planets are all currently in the 3rd decan, or final 10 degrees, of their respective signs - like I mentioned earlier, between March 2023 and May 2025 they will all complete their sign changes, and that's why we are collectively in a transition from one era to another right now.
With Uranus in the final degrees of Taurus, Neptune in the final degrees of Pisces, and Pluto in the final degrees of Capricorn (with one pass completed - it's only revisiting the last bit of Capricorn until mid-January for a "clean-up round"), these planets are are all in sextile (a 60° angle) to each other - Uranus sextile Neptune, and Neptune sextile Pluto, and then Pluto linking back up to Uranus to form a very loose trine aspect - 120° - to complete the triangle.
This also means that anything opposing the center point of this triangle, Neptune in Pisces, will thus form a 2nd larger triangle between itself, Uranus, and Pluto, turning the whole thing into a kite formation in the heavens, a dynamic energy that is like a bow being drawn back to loose an arrow of destiny, with what we are aiming for being represented by Neptune in Pisces flanked by Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn, and the tension being created by the the planet opposing Neptune in Pisces - whatever is transiting Virgo.
And the Virgo vibes start heating up as soon as Mars lands there in July, as Mars is the action planet, initiator, and instigator. But the kite formation doesn't get going until Mars gets in range of the outer planets, August 21st to 24th. Then this energetic dynamic kicks up again with the sun 9/15 to 9/20, with Mercury 8/14 to 9/2 (stations retrograde 8/24 and direct 9/16) and again 9/27 to 10/4, and finally with Venus in 10/25 to 11/8.
The tension point of the kite - the arrow drawing back, will be formed as the planets transiting Virgo late August to mid-November one by one form the release point of this energetic dynamic. To work the kite, we must work the Virgo-Pisces opposition.
The outer planets (Uranus and Pluto supporting Neptune) are forming the point of the arrow - the direction of the aim and of forward motion.
This is about a spiritual awakening and the connectedness of all life. It's about higher consciousness and the evolutionary leap humanity is collectively undergoing. Pisces is a water sign and a very spiritual sign full of empathy and compassion, and along with modern ruler Neptune, not only rules water as in "we are all one like drops of water in the ocean," but also literal water, water as a resource, and oil too. Think about this energetic dynamic at play in league with Uranus in Taurus - innovating how we feel secure and our relationship to resources and environment (like the earth itself) - and Pluto in Capricorn - collapsing what is rotten in big systems globally like government and banking - we start to get a better picture of the monumental change that is happening on a global level right now.
The Virgo planets as they move through, the sun, light of consciousness, and each personal planet, Mercury, Venus, and Mars (not in that order), form the tail of the kite, and one-by-one will be the role you play as an individual in this raising of collective consciousness and spiritual awakening.
This is where we "do the work," and zoom in on embodying the higher qualities of Virgo by itself and as part of the Virgo-Pisces axis.
The Virgo-Pisces axis balances the mundane and the spiritual - both signs are about healing. "Working Virgo," in our personal lives to contribute to the evolution of humanity to higher consciousness might look like focusing in on the sacred in the mundane, acts of practical service, and themes like the body as a temple, cleanliness in relationship to godliness, and honoring the sacred in the mundane. Our spiritual healing contributes to our physical healing - not just as individuals, but as communities, societies, cultures, and nations - and our physical healing contributes equally to our spiritual awakening and evolution of consciousness. They are intrinsically tied together.
As I write this, just a week prior to the July 3rd full moon, we are already in the transition, doing the "letting go" of attachments and old consciousness that Pluto T-square the nodes is demanding of us through December. Pluto rules the underworld and is associated with regeneration and the cycle of destruction and creation, so working with Pluto means fully allowing the death of the old so that energy can be transmuted to something new - think surrendering the old to the flames so it can be reborn anew, phoenix-style.
Also at this time, we are in the pre-shadow of Venus retrograde as Venus makes her first of three passes over the territory she will move backward through 7/22 to 9/3. We can consider the six weeks of Venus retrograde to be a time of "personal renaissance," or our cosmically ordained "summer glow-up," but from the inside-out. As with all Venus retrogrades, in the mundane realm, stay away from big, permanent changes to style, hair, body, and definitely no plastic surgery or tattoos. Instead, focus on a "glow up" of the inner realm - this is about facing the shadow, and any lingering shame or lack of self-worth that has been keeping you from fully aligning with your heart's desires and shining brightly in full authentic self-expression. This one's in Leo, an enthusiastic, creative, fire sign, and the sign of the heart and inner child - you cannot go wrong if you keep heart-centered and move through life from that place. Shame cannot survive your light, so just keep feeding that heart flame with love. This is one of the most important shifts I teach my coaching clients, and it's something you have to practice consciously and consistently until it becomes your new default. Do this one thing and you will see positive changes begin to happen in your life - as within, so without.
The north node into Aries 7/18 is only going to add more fire. Remember to stay in the space of leadership and creating win-wins with your self-assertion, vim, and vigor. If it's about your right to exist, it also has to be about everyone's right to exist. There is either existence, or there is not. It's all energy. Focus on your healthy boundaries first. That's what makes you a safe space for yourself and allows you to feel safe "doing you," and still feel safe allowing others to be themselves at the same time. It's an energy of permission, rather than protection, and that's made possible when you are coming from a heart-centered space of empowerment and in your inner authority. (Venus retrograde is helping set you up with a value/self-value uplevel, so don't freak out if July/August feels a bit bumpy with the north node freshly into hot-to-trot Aries and Venus still in review-mode. It's all working out in divine right timing!
By late August, beginning this Virgo/outer planet kite formation that will carry us all the way through mid-November (past when Saturn is direct moving us forward with "making the ideal real"), we have Mars in Virgo coming into opposition with Neptune, beginning the march of the personal planets and sun through this "hot seat" in the heavens. This is when we are going to shift our focus to consciously working the high side of Virgo energy and balancing the Virgo-Pisces axis of healing in our lives, each playing our own unique role contributing to the larger evolutionary leap of humanity. Virgo is a sign of organization, tending to details, acts of service, devotion, cleanliness, refining, caution, modesty, routine, health, and diligence. Keep it simple and practical. Less is more. Hard work pays off, and setting up systems and routines around daily life and health that are preventative and streamline will be pure magic.
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