A few words on the astrology of 2023From an astrological perspective, 2023 is a year of big shifts, with many planets and points changing signs. Some of these changes are quite significant and show a drastic change in focus, that will last for decades.
Saturn moves into Pisces, Pluto moves into Aquarius
First of all, we have Saturn moving into Pisces and Pluto moving into Aquarius in March. Saturn changes signs every 2.5 years, so this is a big shift but not a huge one. Pluto instead has been in Capricorn since 2008, and is inching into Aquarius this year, for a few months. It will not move permanently into Aquarius until 2024, but those first few months in Aquarius, after being for 15 years in Capricorn, will give us a hint as to the flavor of Pluto in the new sign.
Saturn in Pisces can see things of the imagination coming into form. A good time for scifi writers, creation of things related to music and art, and we can expect virtual reality to also be a focus. Saturn in Pisces can also signify seriousness entering into spiritual matters, bringing structure to the formless, as well as the completion of a karmic cycle for the collective. As to Pluto, when Pluto transits through a sign, we often have to confront the shadow of the collective in the area that the sign represents. While Pluto has been in Capricorn for example, we have been confronted with the shadow side of big business, corporations, government, and official authority structures. Pluto in Capricorn has been a time in which many have been engaged in exposing the darkness in the societal structures that have all the power.
As Pluto enters and then transits Aquarius, you can expect to see the same applied to Aquarian fields such as technology, artificial intelligence, social media, the internet, all things digital, and all things related to advancement in technology. My prediction is that we will see the introduction of many new technologies of the digital and AI kind, but that we will see them applied in ways that are toxic or with toxic potential, and that there will be a need to understand and then transform this into something better, smoothing out the dangerous edges.
Aquarius is also all about the group, the collective, and the future. With Pluto in the sign of the collective, unfortunately there is the danger that the collective trumps the individual in ways that are not good. We may see dystopian futures, initially, and the introduction of societal beliefs and regulations that can trap the individual and its free expression. We can also however see the transformation of the collective into something great and other, however, its unlikely this will happen without some form of societal death first.
Saturn and Pluto are not the only ones to change signs this year. Jupiter is moving into Taurus in April. Sedna, who was been in Taurus since 1967, is moving into Gemini in July. We also have Haumea, who has been in Libra since 1994, moving permanently into Scorpio this year, in October.
Jupiter moves into Taurus
Jupiter in Taurus, is taking the energy of expansion away from all Aries things (the self, but also war, and conflict), into Taurean areas of focus such as Money, Possessions, Food, Pleasure, but also Nature. Coupled with the other planets we will see talk of digital currencies, food and the natural world emerging further into the conversation.
Sedna moves into Gemini
Sedna (dwarf planet way out into the solar system with an 11,000 plus year orbit) changing signs this year is going to be interesting, as this is the first time Sedna changes sign since it was discovered. It will be interesting for astrologers to see what it does and it may help give deeper insight into the nature of object in the outer reaches of the solar system, from an astrological perspective. My understanding of Sedna, after studying it quite a bit this year, is that it is associated with fragmentation, PTSD, trauma, wounds against true self expression, isolation, but also trueness to self against all odds and transmutation/transcendence that come as a result of deep suffering. In the sign of Gemini we may see many conversations emerging about these energies expressed at the collective level. Lots of speaking and writing about trauma at the individual level, but also about collective trauma, and exposure through writing and communications about bad things that have happened to people and places, over time. This, over the years, will result in a transmutation and healing of all of the above.
Haumea moves into Scorpio
Haumea is another dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt of our solar system, with an orbit of 285 years, just a bit longer than that of Pluto. Not as out there as Sedna, it still changes sign rarely, and this is the first time it changes sign since 1994. Haumea is associated with creation energy, fertility, childbirth, the natural world, including crops and the food supply. It will be interesting to see what it does as it moves into the sign of Scorpio. Most likely we will see transformation occurring in all the areas above.
The Nodes move into Aries/Libra
Last but not least, the Nodes change from Taurus/Scorpio, to Aries/Libra. The nodes change signs every 18 months, so this is not a huge deal, but its another change of the energy coming along in July. So, with all this said, from March onwards, we are going to see some big changes in energy and direction, which will continue also through 2024, as Pluto moves into Aquarius in full.
These energy changes will be big and will color the astrology landscape for a couple of decades, so stay tuned. It will be interesting to see how all this unfolds.
That will be all for now, much love, many blessings
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Katie Gallanti, PhD is a multidimensional healer, teacher and published writer in the field of healing, psychology and metaphysics. She specializes in energy clearing and guided activation work, helping people stay clear and connected to their highest multidimensional aspects, so that they can bring maximum light into all facets of their lives, work and soul mission, for the benefit of all beings.