2023 is here, and we’re all ready for a new year with new energy. But the astro weather says, “Not so fast!” Mars is retrograde in Gemini through the 12th and Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn through the 18th. There’s going to be some necessary tying up of loose ends before things really get started.
Venus leaves practical Capricorn for independent Aquarius on the 2nd, encouraging us all to approach love and connection from a more detached place. To counter this airy, aloof vibe though, the full moon in Cancer on the 6th has us all seeking comfort food, deep in our nostalgic feelings.
Mars retrograde ends on the 12th bringing conflicts or conversations from early September full circle. Things may not be fully resolved, but the plan forward is at least clear. Then on the 18th, Mercury retrograde ends, clearing up any last confusions or miscommunications.
Aquarius season kicks off on the 20th. Happy birthday to our unique, idealistic and humanitarian Aquarians like Harry Styles, Elizabeth Olsen and Kerry Washington. The new moon in Aquarius on the 21st gives us a fresh start with some unexpected developments as radical Uranus stations direct on the 22nd.