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 the groups and networks you’ve been affiliated with over the years. In fact, the beginning of 2024 sees you interfacing with more people. You may be entering a new department at work, managing social events and other special occasions, or spending time with friends; this is especially true if you were dealing with personal setbacks in these areas toward the end of 2023.
That said, a slowdown brings more rest and retreat by late winter as you prepare for your next trip around the almighty Sun. Whether going on an actual retreat, recovering from a busy start to the year, or navigating a health matter, you may find yourself in growing need of greater solitude. What’s more, Pluto in Aquarius is set to begin a deep internalized period of purge and renewal that leads to transformation from the inside-out. 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 through your sign has brought a lot of personal uncertainty and self-questioning. Thankfully, Saturn in your sign, too, wants you to “make it make sense,” so to speak. Where Neptune is vague, Saturn demands definition. This may see you steeped in a process of self-mastery, claiming authority over your life and seeing yourself as your best frame of reference.
This will require practice and discipline. To be honest, you may value this important exercise as we enter the first eclipse season of the year. Remember, 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, and this lunation will affect ongoing commitments and obligations. You may decide to unmoor yourself from entanglements with others that are not lucrative, rewarding, or reciprocal in order to center your own changing values.
What reaches culmination 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 – this eclipse invites you to remember and to reclaim your worth, Pisces.
You may decide not to renew a contract at work if you’re if poorly compensated. This could also look like walking away from an unhealthy relationship that undermines your own growth and self-value. How things play out may prove challenging if dealing with low self-esteem that trigger old wounds, which may be exacerbated as Mercury stations retrograde in between 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, you may have to negotiate your worth, advocating for what you’re deserving of, working up the courage to state out loud what you want. This could also be interpreted as settlement disputes if buying a new property, or back-and-forth in a partnership. Try to allow a process to unfold. 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 centering learning, short trips, and education! With Jupiter and Uranus (and a bevy of other planets) transiting the sign of Taurus most of May, you may be inclined to move to a new city or immerse yourself in new subject matter that expands your mind personally and professionally.
In fact, domestic affairs will increase, too, once Jupiter enters the sign of Gemini. The biggest planet in our solar system expands whatever it touches; for you, this involves home, family, and property matters. You may very well be relocating to a new home, adding to your family, or doing extensive renovations around the house. Emotional healing features, too, if mending strained ties with loved ones or reconciling childhood wounds. Meanwhile, fun, children and child’s play, along with recreation feature entering the summer. You may be immersed in creative projects or a new love affair, which will also bring busy days!
The last few weeks of summer see activity building on the relationship front. The significant others in your life (e.g., close friends, spouse or romantic partner, business associate, or family member) may become more demanding of your time and attention. However, Mercury will station retrograde again in the sign of Virgo from August 5 through August 29 bringing hiccups. Tension and/or arguments in important connections are likely, along with prolong disputes that won’t resolve until September.
Now, the fall sees a surge of energy return to ongoing commitments and investments, which coincides with the second pair of eclipses; a lunar event peaks on September 17 in your sign, Pisces, and a solar event peaks on October 2 in the sign of Libra. These lunations will be important; you may be making a personal investment that demands some risk and vulnerability.
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 be navigating some personal confusion as it relates to your involvement in a business or marriage, which will ultimately bring a reality check that informs a new approach forward. FYI, energy from these eclipses will continue into 2025.
The rest of fall brings momentum to these areas, along with travel, aspirational goals, and career matters. You may be building a dream business, traveling for work, or obtaining a special certification that inspires professional advancement. Of course, Mercury will retrograde one last time in the sign of Sagittarius instigating delays on the career front. A business launch may need to be postponed – a start date pushed back. This could also be interpreted as misunderstandings with colleagues or setbacks around an important project. These hiccups begin around Thanksgiving and will resolve 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 primarily affect children, creative projects, and daily affairs.
If navigating adjustments as a new parent or figuring out how best to get into a routine with a romantic partner, these matters will not resolve until the spring of next year after Mars stations direct on February 24, 2025. A child may require a lot of your attention before they are more independent. A creative launch could need time to tweak before completed. A romantic relationship may undergo a few challenges before the two of you can get into groove and properly merge lives. The only way to navigate this will be to redirect your energy, or to wait it out, Pisces. The end of 2024 will be an important lesson on patience.
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