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 been of impact on the home and family fronts. Uprooting within your physical home, as well as your emotional home, has brought changing dynamics and much healing in your space and with loved ones. In fact, the beginning of 2024 sees a lot of momentum building around domestic matters. You may be renovating, undergoing domestic change, erecting a firm boundary, or mending strained ties, especially if there were setbacks in these areas toward the end of 2023.
Children and child’s play feature late winter, too, whether spending more time with kids on winter break, launching creative projects, or navigating a budding new romance. What’s more, Pluto in Aquarius will ask you to connect more to your inner child as you continue to reconcile childhood wounds and/or trauma (big “T” and little “t”) from your upbringing. You’ll be getting a taste of what this entails throughout most of the year.
Now, as things develop, unfold, or unravel, 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 with health matters, work, and daily routines. You may have a difficult time getting your wellness in order, or challenged to create routines that stick. Thankfully, Saturn in Pisces wants you to “make it make sense,” so to speak. Where Neptune is vague, Saturn demands definition. This would be a good time to commit to a more holistic approach to day-to-day living, get yourself organize, and connect to your own biorhythm as you curate a more quality way of living.
To be honest, you’ve been getting clear on what works for you anyway, and this will continue 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 your sign first, on March 25. Lunar events bring completions and culminations, and this lunation will affect you personally. You may be reaching the end of an important growth spurt or concluding vanity changes. This could also be interpreted as a personal decision to finally move forward in a new direction.
What’s culminates for you 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 in an important relationship.
You may decide to invest in a new partnership after some reflection. This could also be interpreted as a period of growth in relationships as you amend daily affairs that contribute to a better quality of life. You may have to contend with fears that are triggered as you consider your connections with others, and there may be some back-and-forth; 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, your opposite sign, there may be misunderstandings with others. You might have to revisit conversations in order to be on the same page before committing. This could also be interpreted as “missed connections” returning for a second chance. Allow a process to unfold, then. Things will resolve after Mercury stations direct (i.e., moves forward again) on April 26, and most likely in your favor. Energy from the eclipses will last into the fall season.
The rest of spring brings increased activity around new investments and potential mergers. With Jupiter and Uranus (and a bevy of other planets) transiting the sign of Taurus most of May, you may be getting married, forging a business venture, or managing an inheritance. What unfolds will require vulnerability on your part, Libra, and may come with risk. Be careful not to overcommit yourself.
Interestingly, aspirational goals will inspire you, too, once Jupiter enters the sign of Gemini. The biggest planet in our solar system expands whatever it touches; for you, this involves travel, higher learning, and whatever pushes you outside your comfort zone. Commitments forged may lead to changing worldviews, personal beliefs, and philosophies. Increased activity on the career front will soon follow entering summer, along with networking, social engagements, conferences, and time spent with friends.
The last few weeks of summer, meanwhile, see you turning inward in preparation for your next solar return. You may need time to reflect on changes that have occurred over the past six months while embracing quiet and solitude. Mercury will retrograde again in the sign of Virgo from August 5 through August 29 bringing internal dialogues. Self-questioning and contemplation find clarity in September.
Now, the fall brings a personal surge of energy, which coincides with the second pair of eclipses; a lunar event peaks on September 17 in the sign of Pisces, and a solar event peaks on October 2 in your sign. To have two eclipses fall in your sign this year is significant, Libra – again you can expect a lot of personal change. The fall lunations will be important; you may decide to leave a work environment after extensive consideration or be on the receiving end of a proper health diagnosis.
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. If you decide to leave a stressful work experience, it will be for your own betterment. Another interpretation is betting on yourself to build a business and be self-employed. Energy from these eclipses will continue into 2025.
The rest of fall sees activity increasing in these areas and building around your values, personal finances, learning, communication, and short trips. And of course, Mercury will retrograde one last time in the sign of Sagittarius bringing more delays. Travel for the holidays may be interrupted. This could also bring technological glitches with your gadgets (e.g., cell phone, laptop, etc.), or back-and-forth with contract negotiations. Setbacks come into effect 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, which can be frustrating. This will primarily affect you on the career front, as well as within the groups and networks you’re affiliated.
If considering a new job opportunity, launching your own business, or trying to get your foot in the door of a new company, prolonged delays are likely. A lengthy interview process may be underway that comes with extensive background and security checks. It’s also possible that you need time to build a client base, or network for the purpose of professional advancement, and these matters will not 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 to wait it out, Libra. The end of 2024 will be an important lesson on patience.
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