Pluto’s last tour of Capricorn – a sign it’s been transiting since 2008 – is arguably the main event. That’s because this influence has brought a lot of restructuring, if not a total dismantling, of the structures, systems, and institutions that societies worldwide have simply outgrown.
For you, specifically, this has impacted intimate matters – financial investments, business partnerships, and vulnerable connections with others. In fact, the beginning of 2024 sees a lot of momentum building around certain agreements. You may be managing the affairs of a loved one lost, settling on a first-time home purchase, or divesting from a commitment. This is especially true if you were experiencing delays or setbacks in these areas toward the end of 2023.
Aspirational endeavors that are meant to further your sense of purpose – academic pursuits, travel, changing philosophies, etc. – will expand into late winter, too. You may be investing in a yoga training certification or a destination wedding. What’s more, Pluto in Aquarius will inspire you to step outside of your comfort zone and take advantage of new experiences as the “meaning of life” changes for you. Existential questioning is underway, which you’ll get a taste of throughout most of the year.
Now, as things are developing, unfolding, or unraveling, it is quite possible that you may have to sit with some uncertainty. Neptune’s transit of the sign Pisces has brought a lot of ambiguity to your life’s work. You may be uncertain of the path you should be taking as you reconsider what actually fulfills you, and where you should be investing your talents and expertise. Thankfully, Saturn in Pisces wants you to "make it make sense," so to speak. Where Neptune is vague, Saturn demands definition. If pursuing a dream job or getting established in an industry, it’s time you knew yourself as an expert and authority.
To be honest, you probably have some level of insight already, Gemini, especially as we enter the first eclipse season of the year. You may recall that we usually get two sets of eclipses every year that come during the winter or spring months, and then again during the summer or fall months. Eclipses come in pairs as a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse, with each one serving as a bookend to new chapters.
A Lunar Eclipse peaks in the sign of Libra first, on March 25 – lunar events bring completions and culminations. This lunation will impact creative endeavors, youth, and even romance. You may be reaching the end of a pregnancy or giving birth to brainchildren in the form of artistic ideas. This could also be interpreted as the end of a love affair, or a milestone reached with a young person you mentor.
What shifts is almost necessary because of the Solar Eclipse that will peak in the sign of Aries a couple weeks later on April 8. Solar events bring new starts – consider this eclipse a new chapter that aligns you with different groups, networks, and affiliations.
You may be launching a personal project within a group setting for support, or your child may be entering a new academic institution. You may even be invited to plan a special conference given your innate gifts, talents, and creativity, overcoming “impostor syndrome” in the process. Things might feel bittersweet.
That said, Mercury will station retrograde in between the eclipses beginning April 2. A retrograde planet gives the optical illusion of orbiting the almighty Sun backwards, which can often bring delays, slowdowns, and assessments. In the sign of Aries, there may be some back-and-forth when it comes to an association. An onboarding date within an organizational setting may be postponed. If planning a friend’s wedding, vendors may fall through. This could also look like logistical hiccups around conference planning. You must allow a process to unfold, Twins. Clarity will come after Mercury stations direct (i.e., moves forward again) on April 26, and most likely in your favor. Meanwhile, energy from the eclipses will continue into the fall season.
The rest of spring brings increased activities behind the scenes. In fact, with Jupiter and Uranus (and a bevy of other planets) traveling through the sign of Taurus most of May, you may be feeling pulled inward to process change on the horizon. You’re growing in awareness about your role in the world, which explains why an existential crises may be unfolding. Give yourself permission to lie low, self-reflect, and allow for what’s being brought to light within. Your birthday will be a cathartic experience.
That’s because Jupiter will begin a new transit through your sign! The biggest planet in our solar system expands whatever it touches; for you, this involves personal growth, self-confidence, and self-assertion. Having taken time over the years to dive deep and uncover the hidden fears and anxieties that kept you debilitated, you now have a sense of knowing that will motivate you to pursue your own plans and agenda. This will amplify in the coming years, too – a restlessness will soon dominate that sees you in search of more personal autonomy. Meanwhile, with money matters and mental pursuits on the rise throughout the summer, you may be cutting your losses so that you can live to your fullest potential.
That said, the last few weeks of summer bring increased activity on the home and family fronts. You may be going on a family vacation, relocating to a new community, or celebrating family milestones. However, Mercury will retrograde again in the sign of Virgo from August 5 through August 29 bringing delays. Misunderstandings with loved ones, domestic tension, as well as renovation projects gone awry could prove stressful. Hiccups in these areas will resolve in September, so be patient.
Now, the fall season brings a return to activity around fun, joy, children and child’s play, as well as creative projects. This coincides with another pair of eclipses; a lunar event peaks on September 17 in the sign of Pisces, and a solar event peaks on October 2 in the sign of Libra. These lunations will be important. A budding romance (if single) is possible as well as creative collaborations. You may be taking family leave if giving birth or resigning from the corporate world to focus on more artistic endeavors.
The planet Neptune will link up to the Sun and the Moon during the Pisces eclipse, which could bring a revelatory moment, or disillusionment, depending on how clearly you are seeing a situation. You may begin to realize that your current job does not align with your purpose or discover that your true life’s work stems around children and creative works. Energy from these eclipses will continue into 2025.
The rest of fall sees momentum building in these areas and daily affairs – you’re getting busier! In fact, with relationship matters on the rise by mid-October, you may find that growing chores and responsibilities fill your plate courtesy of the important others in your life (e.g., close friend, relative, spouse, etc.). Of course, Mercury will retrograde one last time in the sign of Sagittarius bringing possible stalls. You may be navigating disagreements in connections or revisiting relationships from the past.
This will begin around Thanksgiving and wrap up by the close of the year. And what an “end-of-year” it will be! Warrior planet Mars will station retrograde on December 7 – a once-every-two-year event. Unlike Mercury, Mars retrogrades bring blocked actions and thwarted efforts that can be frustrating. This will impact short trips, possible relocations, and money matters.
Whether putting a down payment on a home purchase in a new city or securing funds for a child off to college, prolonged delays are likely that won’t resolve until the spring of next year after Mars stations direct on February 24, 2025. The only way to navigate this will be to redirect your energy, or wait it out, Twins. The end of 2024 will be an important lesson on patience!
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