What 2023 holds for you according to the stars: It’s a mixed bag!

Jan 03, 2023
Your 2023 astrological outlook. Source: Getty

This 2023 is a Universal 7 year,  people will increasingly recognise the reality of spirituality, and there’s more compassion and humanitarianism in the world and less materialism from next year onwards.

There’s also a sense of moving forward despite some difficulties, especially for dishonest and lazy leaders. It’s important to remember that all things change, and nothing lasts forever, so it’s a great year for reassessing the direction of your life and your relationships and perhaps a change in jobs.

The new year will also have a gradual upward trend, “a bit uphill and down dale”, but overall, some positives, because Pluto is entering Aquarius and Saturn, is entering Pisces, both in March.

Pluto is the planet of transformation, and Aquarius is the sign of progress – once Pluto transits through Aquarius, life as we know it will be a thing of the past.

Pluto in Aquarius is also likely to affect you in a multiplicity of different ways up until 2044! Expect to see energetic shifts towards technology, humanitarianism and cognitive ability.

Intellectualism and science begin to regain their rightful places in society. Genuine people power also becomes more important in governments and corporations. Equal representation for all takes on new meaning and is strengthened over the coming decades. It will be a true manifestation of Power to the People.

2023 also presented a range of huge transformational opportunities.

We start 2023 with Mercury, Mars and Uranus all retrograde and turning direct in January which will then give us all a big surge forward in communications, energy, technological advances and perhaps even rebellion!  she continues.

We have a number of other significant events such as Jupiter changing signs to Aries and Taurus, and Saturn moving into Aquarius and Pisces. In fact, there are five planets changing signs virtually ensuring a year of constant and humongous change.

In 2023 the most important key life skills will be the ability to be flexible and to recognise opportunities as they come. We can make space for life changes by saying goodbye to our losses and preparing for new beginnings.

Rose Smith’s 2023 astrological outlook by star sign


Your Ruler Mars starts the year retrograde but from January 12, more vitality is coming your way. This year also offers you a healing gift when Jupiter conjuncts Chiron in your sign in late February and early March. This is likely to particularly affect your appearance, identity and how you approach life!

You’ll likely have more confidence to make your statement to the world. It’s time to find your voice and be your original authentic self. A solar eclipse in your sign on April 20, supporting your new voice and the way you present yourself to the world. In 2023, your finances, possessions and the things that you value are also likely to grow as Jupiter blesses your 2 nd house.


Your ruler Venus is in Leo midyear bringing a lot of affection into your life until it goes retrograde from July 22 to September 3, quietening things down a bit. Venus is also in your home and family zone so love or passion might visit or alternatively, you spend lots of money on home and family.

Do be careful not to overspend, however. Jupiter and Chiron have a meeting in your 12th house of the Divine, bringing up unconscious contents for healing in late February through to early March. Jupiter will then burst forth into a new cycle amplifying the energies of your voice into the world, your appearance and your identity. Do watch for weight gain from May 16 right through until May 25, 2024.


Your ruling planet Mercury will be retrograde four times during 2023. While this is not unusual, it does place extra emphasis on you to be careful with your communications during these times. It is possible misunderstandings or miscommunications could result, so put everything important in writing.

Jupiter conjunct Chiron in late February and early March might bring a healing of sorts regarding your friends, groups and connections. So, if there’s been a falling out or some unspoken issue, this could be possibly resolved. Jupiter will then enter your House of the Divine, and you could become more aware of what is going on deep within your unconscious and it could be a very spiritual time for you.


You start the year off with the “Eagle Eye pattern” of intuition and deep insight into matters of intimacy and shared resources. There may have been some restrictive factor that has been a source of concern, however, now your mind is in the process of pinpointing a solution. It’s likely you see things underneath more clearly now. You are ruled by the Moon and will be strongly affected by the four eclipses this year.

April 20 sees a solar eclipse bringing new beginnings around your career or reputation. Perhaps a relationship with a parent is rejuvenated in some way too. May 6 brings a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio dredging up very compelling feelings around romance, creativity and leisure or pleasure.

October 14 sees a new cycle around home and family while October 28 has a Lunar Eclipse in Taurus in your house of friends, groups and connections which could cause some turbulence.


Prior to mid-May, your life can expand spiritually and physically with spontaneity and energy. You may contemplate studying, overseas travel or personal growth work. It could be quite an exciting and mind-blowing time for you! After mid-May your career or a relationship with a parent also gets a shakeup and expands in surprising and unusual ways, perhaps involving technology or

The North Node is directing events in your career which are part of your destiny, so go with the flow of what feels intuitively right for you. Your intuition is firing strongly, especially regarding significant relationships and partnerships.


There’s an opportunity for improving a situation involving joint resources such as taxes, real estate or other investments. From mid-May Jupiter enters Taurus enabling you to manifest in the physical realms such things as study, overseas travel and spirituality. Yes, that’s right somehow you can bring Heaven down to Earth! There’s also a ton of planetary energy in your romance and creative zone, true intimacy could also be on your mind.

You’ll probably be gadding about town meeting lots of different people and enjoying leisure and pleasure! The Lunar Eclipse on May 6 in your sign is impactful and urges you towards being more authentic. Your appearance or identity might change, or you develop a more “magnetic” aura.


2023 brings some sort of healing regarding your committed relationships such as business partnerships, marriages or significant others. Previously, you may have suffered a spiritual wound in an important relationship but when Jupiter catches up to Chiron from February 24 to March 5 the situation can resolve to enable you to feel like your real self once again.

Also, Pluto moves into your important relationship zone bringing issues around death, birth and rebirth so you may find a significant connection that died a long time ago, and comes back onto the scene from March 23 rd to June 11 or perhaps after January 31, 2024. Pay special attention to what happens mid-year because this is a “taster” for 2024 right through to 2044.


If you’ve been having health or work problems there could be an improvement end of February to early March. Then after mid-May, your focus is on important relationships and partnerships, either business or personal. There are heaps going on here and some of which could be quite surprising and fated. Destiny is taking a hand in your relationship zone and on October 2, there’s a shake-up here to get you on track.

Your ruler Pluto is changing signs into Aquarius from March 23 to June 11, and this is a sample of what is to come in 2024. You could find yourself feeling a little more detached, which could be a real blessing for you rather than feeling so intensely. A
a glimpse of the big picture makes your life begin to make more sense.


Your creativity, romance and pleasure zone are activated and there’s a lot going on in your personal and private life. Following some possible turbulence, healing takes place so that you feel more confident about being creative or getting involved romantically. Jupiter blesses your work or health after mid-May. You could also expand your habits or routine to improve your health, which could mean such things as a new diet or exercise program.

Pluto in Aquarius affects your communication and ideas zone suggesting it’s possible that someone or something from the past
comes back eliciting very intense emotions. A Phoenix from the past will be reborn and could also involve relatives, neighbours or people nearby.


After a slow start to the year, life gradually ramps up with a lot of planetary energy influencing you to make changes in your appearance or identity. Your home or family will be blessed with the resolution of a problem end of February or in early March. Your north node and Jupiter indicate a fateful set of circumstances that expands your romantic life or perhaps your creativity.

You may also have more to do with children or your inner child wanting to come out and play. Pluto in Aquarius in your money zone could bring back an earlier way of making money or perhaps you realise that you deserve more. An earlier life episode may have caused you to temporarily forget your true worth and deservability, but this will be rectified.


2023 starts off with quite a spiritual vibe for you. You could be very much in touch with your inner landscapes through dreams and little spiritual flashes throughout the daytime. There’s some kind of expansion around your home or perhaps your family could grow. You may consider renovations, adding another space to your home.

The beginning of the year also sees unusual or unpredictable circumstances in these areas of your life as well. Venus blesses committed relationships. There could be some sweet affection or warmth before Venus goes retrograde from July 22 to September 3. It could be that everyone gets busy or has their minds on other things, so business or personal relationships go a bit quieter for this time period.


The year begins slowly ramping up over January with socialising and events with friends and groups. When Pluto enters Aquarius from March to June, you will probably receive a lot of spiritual information and you could even receive impressions from past lives or from ancestors long gone.

Write everything down because this time period is a little sample of what is to come from 2024 right through to 2044. Your destiny is tied up with communications and ideas, some of which may involve distant relatives, neighbours or people from your local area. You may also consider studying as your mind is particularly sharp and looking for deeper truths. The shallow end of the pool does not appeal to you now, so go deeper in all things.

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