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 sense of purpose and what actually gives your life meaning. You continue to ask big existential questions that demand you dream a little bigger. In fact, the beginning of 2024 sees a lot of momentum building around aspirational endeavors. You may be preparing for a new semester program, traveling abroad, or expanding your own spiritual beliefs and practices. This is especially true if you were experiencing delays or setbacks in these areas toward the end of 2023.
Career matters, professional pursuits that prove to be opportunistic, and other entrepreneurial endeavors will expand into late winter, too. You may be applying for a promotion or on the receiving end of a certification that expands your vocation. What’s more, Pluto in Aquarius may bring a complete overhaul of your career as you know it, which won’t be the most comfortable. But you already know, instinctually, that something's gotta give, and you’ll get a taste of these new developments throughout most of the year.
Now, as things unfold or unravel, it is possible that you may have to sit with some uncertainty. Neptune’s transit of the sign Pisces has brought a lot of ambiguity around the groups, companies, and associations that serve your highest good. You may be questioning where you fit in, trying to align with right tribes and communities. Thankfully, Saturn in Pisces wants you to “make it make sense,” so to speak. Where Neptune is vague, Saturn demands definition. Whether leading a team, starting a platform, or changing friendship circles, you must know yourself as an authority when it comes to the company that you keep.
Eventually, you’ll know what’s best, Taurus, 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 affect daily affairs, your work, your health, and your routines. You may seriously consider leaving an office setting behind if the responsibilities are too stressful or your colleagues too unprofessional. You may also decide to offload certain collaborative projects, change personal trainers, or unmoor yourself from ongoing obligations meant to serve others.
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 brings new insights and awareness behind the scenes.
You may be taking an extended sabbatical to center more rest and lifestyle changes. Other interpretations would be reaching the decision to end your tenure in a company or getting clear on boundaries and priorities. This may feel scary, Taurus – yours is a sign of stability. But where things are broken as it relates to your lifestyle and day-to-day, it needs to be addressed.
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 inner conflict. Internal dialogues could reveal some of your worst fears and anxieties that leave you insecure. You must allow a process to unfold, then, Bull. 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 that center personal growth and development. In fact, with Jupiter and Uranus (and a bevy of other planets) traveling through your sign most of May, a party is underway that sees you focused on your own independent aims and ambitions. Vanity changes feature, as well as an overall restlessness that demands greater autonomy to do your own thing and go your own way. That’s why any rumblings of dissatisfaction at work or within certain affiliations must be addressed. Your birthday season is about to be LIT!
Meanwhile, mid-spring entering summer sees Jupiter beginning a new transit through the sign of Gemini. Jupiter expands whatever it touches; for you, this involves money, self-worth, and possessions. You may be diversifying your assets, generating additional streams of income, or acquiring greater financial literacy. With learning, short trips, and domestic matters building throughout the summer months, too, you might be spending quite a bit of money on new gadgets, a new home, or on children. The summer months look to be active with a lot of exciting activities, Taurus. Just be careful not to spread your resources too thin – Jupiter can be the only lottery ticket you’ll need!
The last few weeks of summer bring child’s play, creative aims, and recreation. You may be going on a family vacation, attending music festivals, linking up for love or giving birth to artistic projects. However, Mercury will retrograde again in the sign of Virgo from August 5 through August 29 bringing delays. Missed connections in a loving tie are possible, along with challenges involving children, or an artistic collaboration gone awry. Hiccups in these areas will resolve in September, so again, be patient.
Now, the fall season brings a return to activity affecting your day-to-day – you’re getting busier! 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 new routine, job, or lifestyle change is highlighted. You may leave certain affiliations in order to start fresh.
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 feeling disenchanted in a work setting or assessing friendships that deplete more than they nourish, you may shift or end an allegiance to prioritize your wellness. Energy from these eclipses will continue into 2025.
The rest of fall sees momentum building in these areas, which may be the result of relationship developments. In fact, new commitments creep in by the time we reach the end of October, whether committing in a marital tie or signing an employee contract. Of course, Mercury will retrograde one last time in the sign of Sagittarius bringing stalls. You may be drawing up a prenuptial agreement or negotiating a home sale.
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 domestic matters, new settings, and learning endeavors.
Whether getting settled in a new home in a new community or applying for your child to attend a prestigious academic institution, 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, Bull. The end of 2024 will be an important lesson on patience!
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