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 your way of thinking, familiar settings, and what you know as it relates to your knowledge and education. In fact, the beginning of 2024 sees a lot of activity around learning endeavors. You may be focused on cognitive health, retraining your mind in a new field, or deepening your mind with extensive study, especially if there were setbacks in these areas toward the end of 2023.
Home and family matters features late winter, too, whether renovating your home, healing strained ties, or relocating. What’s more, Pluto in Aquarius will ask you to get proximate to emotional wounds and to reconcile aspects of your upbringing. An “uprooting” is in effect which could impact both your physical and your emotional home. 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 around children and child’s play. You may have a difficult time connecting to “a” child, or your own “inner child,” without foreboding joy. 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 cultivate your creative gifts and remember what it is that makes you feel loved, happy, and content.
To be honest, you’ve been searching for silver linings in life overall, 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 the sign of Libra first, on March 25. Lunar events bring completions and culminations, and this lunation will affect you behind the scenes. You may be having “a-ha” moments that lead to new revelations and insights when it comes to your day-to-day.
What’s brought to light 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 to be a lifestyle change and new chapter underway.
If you’ve been feeling low or needing time to rest after a healthy matter, you may finally decide to implement changes to daily affairs. Making room for new projects by offloading responsibilities you no longer wish to indulge, retirement form the work force, and new health routines, for examples, all feature. But there may be some hiccups as Mercury stations 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 back-and-forth around a decision to retire. A health matter may force you to reconsider your routines while alleviating stress. It’s possible, too, that a fear of change proves triggering, Scorpio. So, 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 sees increased activity in important relationships. With Jupiter and Uranus (and a bevy of other planets) transiting the sign of Taurus most of May – your opposite sign – you may be considering lifestyle changes as a result of change in your relationships and greater demands from important others. Interestingly, your commitments and investments will be highlighted, too, once Jupiter enters the sign of Gemini.
The biggest planet in our solar system expands whatever it touches; for you, this involves certain agreements and partnership dealings. Ongoing commitments may expand in ways that prove lucrative and rewarding. You may be forging a business venture or merging in a marital tie. Travel, higher learning, career opportunities, and new experiences that prove furthering both personally and professionally, feature too, as we move into the summer season. You may be rearranging certain agreements in order to make room for new adventures!
The last few weeks of summer, meanwhile, bring networking, professional events, and social engagements. You may be spending time with friends or attending special occasions like a wedding or a baby shower. However, Mercury will station retrograde again in the sign of Virgo from August 5 through August 29 bringing hiccups. Cancelled plans and postponed events can be rescheduled in September.
Now, the fall sees a surge of energy behind the scenes once more, 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 the sign of Libra. These lunations will be important; you may be wrapping up a creative project, ending a romantic tie, or giving birth as you contemplate life ahead approaching your next solar return.
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. No matter your experience, however, new seeds will be planted deep within your subconscious mind that lead to awakening and enlightenment that inspires authentic being and living. Remember that you’re being encouraged to reconnect to what brings you joy and content, and whatever that is will be inspired by the eclipses; energy from these eclipses will continue into 2025.
The rest of fall sees momentum building in these areas along with a personal surge of energy and growing activity on the money front. And of course, Mercury will retrograde one last time in the sign of Sagittarius bringing more delays. You may be negotiating a financial investment, waiting for a refund from Amazon having done some gift shopping, or simply assessing your values (and possibly your possessions like a home appraisal).
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 that can be frustrating. This will primarily affect aspirational goals that inspire career growth and professional advancement.
If pursuing a job abroad, obtaining an academic degree, certificate, or license that leads to vocational growth, or gaining awareness around your life’s work and purpose, these matters will not resolve until the spring of next year after Mars stations direct on February 24, 2025. A work permit in another country may take time to process; enrollment in a program may need to be deferred; change on the horizon may initially come with some resistance. The only way to navigate this will be to redirect your energy, or to wait it out, Scorpio. The end of 2024 will be an important lesson on patience.
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