Read your 2023 horoscope
Happy New Year!
Here are your horoscopes for the year ahead. For more information on the major upcoming astrological highlights, we’ve got a detailed breakdown for you here. We’re wishing you a healing, prosperous, exhilarating, and joyous 2023.
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The following horoscopes were written by Grace Mungovan.
Aries & Aries Rising
The beginning of 2023 has you positioned at the center of your life. With Jupiter, the cosmic gift giver, in Aries for the first five months of the year, you’re on a lucky streak. You’re protected. And you’re growing faster than you ever thought possible.
The more you lean into the wise guidance system of your instincts, the more your blessings expand this year. Practice trusting your impulses, especially when they urge you to carve your own path.
Your independent streak will be dialed up on April 19th, when Aries hosts the first of the year’s eclipses. This is the beginning of a story that will take two years to play out — packed with fated encounters, plot twists, and an urgency to go your own way. Your courage, clarity, and convictions all expand this year, but something needs to be released before you set forth on this journey.
The North Node of the Moon officially enters Aries on July 17th, and the South Node enters Libra at the same time. Notice where unchecked codependency, boundary issues, and people-pleasing have blocked you from fully thriving. Strengthen the relationships that provide meaningful reflection for your plans.
Welcome necessary adaptations, adjustments, and endings to dynamics that dim your shine. This year, make yourself the main character of your story to unlock the developments you’ve been waiting for.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
In 2023, your cup overfloweth.
Jupiter, the bestower of blessings, enters Taurus on May 16th, rooting here for the rest of the year. This once-in-12-year transit is a gift from the cosmos, amplifying the abundance in your life, as well as your inner knowing.
Lean into your talents and desires, and opportunities will flock to you. The world is craving your nourishing stability, trustworthy steadiness, and embodied wisdom. Offer it up generously and learn to receive in equal measure.
On March 23rd, Pluto, the transformer, enters Aquarius, your place of career, public roles, and calling. While Pluto will only spend three months here in 2023, this is the beginning of a journey that will take two decades to play out, as Pluto will return to Aquarius again in 2024 and remain for twenty years. During this time, Pluto will teach you to reckon with the power you hold, and the legacy you want to leave on the collective.
While that story begins, another concludes — one involving the tension between your personal goals and responsibilities to your relationships. Since 2021, eclipses have shapeshifted the terrain of Taurus (your place of self) and Scorpio (your place of committed relationships).
This year brings the grand finale in this series.
The final Scorpio eclipse on May 5th urges you to release any patterns that constrain your partnerships, while the Taurus eclipse on October 28th coaches you to ground your buzzing desires in goals that feel tangible. By anchoring into the root of what you deeply want, your intentions become easier to manifest, and they have the potential to help all your connections thrive.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
In 2023, your public-facing self is getting a makeover.
Mars has been in Gemini since August 20th, 2022, and retrograde since October 30th. Mars is the planet of anger, inflammation, and confrontation — so its company has likely felt uncomfortable at times. Whether that’s manifested as more pimples than usual, an ambient sense of irritability, or even outright rage, this has been an initiation into working with anger.
As Mars stations direct on January 12th, reflect on where you have jousted with anger (yours or other people’s) and transformed it into positive change. Consider how you have learned to advocate for yourself and honor your boundaries. The pressure will abate in January when Mars’ retrograde ends, but it will take several months for the red planet to gain its speed. It won’t officially leave Gemini until March 25th, after seven months in your sign.
Circle that day on your calendar, because it will feel like the biggest cosmic exhale you’ve taken all year.
Another huge shift for you this year? Saturn enters Pisces, your place of career, on March 7th, beginning a 2.5-year period of busting any illusions that cloud your ambitions. Saturn is the planet of discipline and commitment, but in Pisces, it will enforce the rules more gently than it has in a while. Be compassionate with yourself while redesigning old blueprints.
Tune into your inner wisdom, as well as your moral compass. This year, you’re asked to internalize your sense of authority, rather than search for it outside.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
In 2023, your friendships are a garden to be watered, loved, and tended to. Cultivating your connections causes your inner and outer wealth to expand.
Beginning May 16th, Jupiter, the planet of wisdom and abundance, enters Taurus, gracing your friendships and community. Lean into the bountifulness permeating through your collectives by gathering with friends and getting involved in community causes that feel meaningful to you.
When the North Node of the Moon enters Aries on July 17th, it catalyzes professional opportunities and revelations for you. The North Node has been mythologized as the head of a ravenous dragon, and you will experience that hunger as you strive after your professional goals this year.
Jupiter journeys through this same area for the first five months of the year, so professional doors are opening left, right, and center in 2023. The thing about doors — you can’t go through all of them. Not all at once. Do your research and wisely choose the paths you want to follow.
The first eclipse in Aries will occur on April 19th, and this moment should be treated with caution. Avoid making major career decisions around this time, and give yourself plenty of time to recover from work sprints.
Note that the South Node of the Moon enters Libra when the North Node enters Aries, on July 17th. This 18-month transit will help you shed the shackles of any familial patterning you want to release. This can be grueling work, but it’s powerful — helping you change history for generations to come.
Leo & Leo Rising
This new year has you aiming high and delving deep to actualize your potential.
On May 16th, Jupiter, the planet of abundance and wisdom, enters Taurus, showering blessings over your career and greater calling. Whether you’re smashing glass ceilings at work or experiencing visibility like never before, support is on your side.
Jupiter in Taurus favors consistency. Plant the seeds for success that you yearn for, and tend to them with devotion — as you would a fig tree or pot of thyme. Diligence helps even the wildest aspirations to blossom.
Pluto, the transformer, brings its shapeshifting magic to your partnerships starting March 23rd, when it enters the sign of Aquarius. While Pluto will only journey through Aquarius for three months in 2023, it will return to Aquarius again in 2024, where it will remain for twenty years. Pluto’s brief stay in Aquarius this year foreshadows the profound changes to come over the next two decades.
At the heart of this work: dismantling the patterns that block you from greater intimacy. This won’t always be a joyous journey, but it will initiate the transformation you need in order to reach the next level in your unions. Think of it like alchemy: transfiguring heavy lead into glittering relationship gold.
You’ll enter your own metamorphosis in 2023, when Venus retrogrades in Leo between July 22nd and September 3rd. Venus rules love, beauty, and art. The ancients perceived Venus retrogrades as underworld journeys, as the planet draws so close to the Sun it disappears from our sky.
Similarly, this journey will require you to shed the layers of yourself that you’ve outgrown in the name of reclaiming some essential part of yourself that you may have lost connection to. Think of this year as a renaissance.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
You will be restructuring your unions in 2023.
When Saturn, the planet of discipline and boundaries, enters Pisces on March 7th, you begin a 2.5-year study of your relationships with significant others. If your one-on-one connections require reinforcement, Saturn arrives with the patch kit. Pay attention to the relationships where you tend to feel drained or exhausted, or where you often forget your own needs.
Over the coming year, you witness the ways that boundaries are acts of love — for yourself and for your co-conspirators. Like the trellis you provide a tomato plant to guide its growth, boundaries clarify what direction you’re traveling in together, and how to protect each other along the way.
Starting March 23rd, Pluto enters Aquarius and begins restructuring your work life. While Pluto will only be in Aquarius for three months in 2023, this is the foreshadowing of a journey that will take two decades to play out, as Pluto will return in 2024 and remain for twenty years. At the heart of this quest? Your work and wellness habits — and the ways they interconnect.
Between March 23rd and June 11th, Pluto will require you to pump the brakes on any side hustles that lead your system to crash. Do listen when your body tells you it’s time to stretch or take a screen break. Being well rested will set you up well for 2024, when Pluto lodges in Aquarius for good.
Bear in mind that Pluto works slow magic. When it returns to Aquarius in 2024, it will remain there for 20 years. That means this transit could feel subtle at first — but make no mistake, it will level up your working life in the most powerful and awe-inspiring ways.
Libra & Libra Rising
This new year opens with Jupiter, the planet of growth and abundance, celebrating in Aries, your place of committed relationships. This year, you learn the many ways you and your co-conspirators can be keepers of each other’s solitude — flourishing together and apart as you protect your mutual time and energy.
This growth will spill into the resources you share with others starting on May 16th, when Jupiter enters Taurus. Consistency and steadfastness in your collaborations will be the magic ingredients to unlocking prosperity over the coming year.
Another area up for evolution is your 5th House of pleasure and creativity. This area corresponds to the sign Aquarius, where Pluto enters on March 23rd. Pluto is the planet of secrets, power, and transformation. While Pluto will only linger in Aquarius for three months in 2023, this is the beginning of a transit that will take two decades to unfold. When Pluto returns to Aquarius “for keeps” in 2024, it will stay for twenty years.
Consider this initial stint a foreshadowing of change to come.
Don’t be alarmed if you no longer find inspiration from the same muses between March 23rd and June 11th. The part of you that creates art and fun is beginning a once-in-a-lifetime metamorphosis over the coming year — one that will continue until 2044. All you need to do now is follow the current of what moves you, especially when it leads to unexpected places.
On July 17th, the North Node of the Moon enters Aries, breathing energizing sparks into the next storyline of your partnerships. The craving for new, more, or better will be on the rise in all your committed unions.
At the same moment, the South Node of the Moon swishes into Libra, guiding you to shake off any engrained patterns you have around people-pleasing or codependency. Your rawest, truest self needs no apology. Let it loose.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Starting May 16th, Jupiter in Taurus nurtures all your one-to-one relationships. Whether you’re calling in a partner or strengthening your current unions, you have access to incredible support this year. Jupiter acts like a wise relationship counselor, helping you oust the patterns that weigh down your bonds, and usher in the care and consistency that your partnerships need to flourish.
On March 23rd, Pluto enters Aquarius, your place of home and family, initiating a story that will eventually take two decades to play out. While Pluto will only remain here for three months in 2023, it will return to Aquarius in 2024 and stay for twenty years. The shifts you notice this year foreshadow the deeper change to come. This once-in-a-lifetime transit will help you excavate any family patterns you want to understand, and possibly let go of.
The goal? Building stronger, more nourishing foundations from which you and yours can flourish. Notice where your wild heart is waiting to claim its own unique story, rather than live out an inherited one. This is where your work begins.
Since November 2021, eclipses have been triggering lessons along the Taurus / Scorpio axis. While the Taurus eclipses have brought lessons around relationships, the Scorpio eclipses have helped to bring about your own potent metamorphosis.
In 2023, you’re tying up any loose ends in this story. The final Scorpio eclipse in this series, occurring on May 5th, helps you shed the lingering personal patterns, habits, and narratives that leave you feeling stuck. On the other side of your chart, the Taurus eclipse on October 28th brings in a final plot twist in your committed unions.
The main message this year: your growth and healing around intimacy bring you closer to yourself.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
In 2023, chase what lights you up.
The year begins with Jupiter, the planet of wisdom and abundance, amping up your artistic pursuits and romantic follies. The cosmic gift giver will be here for the first five months of the year, energizing your muses and turning the dial of your romances up to “hot.”
This once-in-12-year transit will also have you bringing things into the world like never before. That may be a human, or it could be a creative project that you’re birthing. In any case, throw yourself into your most enlivening pursuits and celebrate all the myriad ways you are life-giving and fertile.
You’ll be turning inward, however, when Saturn enters Pisces, your place of family and home, on March 7th. Saturn is the planet of discipline, commitment, and boundaries. So begins a 2.5-year period of cultivating a hearty root system that will sustain you for years to come.
If you’re someone who has a hard time setting boundaries — or even recognizing when boundaries need to be established in the first place — that changes in 2023. The coming year asks you to draw the lines in the sand that will keep you feeling safe in your family dynamics, and protect your loved ones too.
If this feels like hard work, it is. But Saturn only visits this area once every 30 years, so consider this a rare visit from a cosmic building inspector, who wants to ensure that your foundations are sound.
And remember, the year will include a great many delights as well.
On July 17th, the North Node of the Moon enters Aries, tapping on your sweet tooth when it comes to pleasure, romance, and inspiration. You’ll be hungrier than ever to express yourself and connect with your impulse to play.
At the same moment, the South Node of the Moon swishes into Libra, encouraging you to shed the societal opinions that dissuade you from following your bliss. Shake free from the limiting perceptions of others and commit yourself to the connections that genuinely want you to flourish.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
The first five months of the year features Jupiter blazing bright in Aries, your realm of your home and family. The more you chart your own course when it comes to domestic projects, the more your luck ascends — whether that involves learning how to fix your refrigerator or appointing yourself archivist of your family’s memorabilia.
When Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16th, the party moves to, well, your parties. For the rest of 2023, cultivate all things joyful and festive. Your pursuit of pleasure itself will make you a magnet for success. This could also be a time when you’re tapping into your creative side more than you have for a while.
You’re birthing new things into the world this year. That might be literal if you’ve been thinking about children, but it might also look like recording a new album, decorating a cake, or tending to plant companions.
Pluto, the planet that oversees our deepest transformations, enters Aquarius on March 23rd. So begins a total system reboot when it comes to your inner and outer resources. Pluto will only be in Aquarius for three months in 2023. But when it returns in 2024, it will remain in this sign for twenty years. Think of this period as a teaser of change to come.
When Pluto roots into Aquarius for good in 2024, it will spend the next two decades rewiring your abundance narratives so that they contribute to collective thriving. It will also have you investing in yourself like never before. This is a once-in-a-lifetime transit. The ways you nurture your talents and skills this year will help you flourish for years to come.
That investment in yourself will ripple out to your nearest and dearest too. Especially starting July 17th, when the North Node of the Moon enters Aries, your focus pivots back to family and home. Whether that means moving house, redecorating, or cutting yourself free from old narratives, trust your instincts.
At the same time, the South Node of the Moon enters Libra. This 18-month transit reminds you to release internalized pressure from others and helps you redefine success altogether. Following your inner compass this year will lead to the victories most meaningful to you.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
Are you ready for your personal renaissance?
On March 23rd, Pluto, the planet of wealth, power, and transformation, enters Aquarius. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun, so not everyone gets to experience this incredible, life-altering transit.
But you do. And it starts this year.
This is a massive rebirth. A turning point in your story. Anything that blocks you from unleashing your most revolutionary genius to the world will be dismantled during the next two decades. Bear in mind that Pluto will only linger in Aquarius for three months in 2023, but this is a foreshadowing of deep change to come, as Pluto will return in 2024 and remain for the next two decades.
Begin noticing where your perspective diverges from the norm, because therein lies your gold. The impact will be so profound that you can expect those changes to ripple out to your loved ones too.
Love lessons will arise especially between July 22nd and September 3rd, when Venus is retrograde in Leo, your place of committed relationships. Venus retrogrades tend to spark periods of intense introspection. Let that happen. At the end of this journey, you’ll find yourself better equipped to define love on your own terms and to nurture the bonds where everyone involved will flourish.
This is also a year where your sense of family and home grow exponentially. Jupiter, the planet of abundance and growth, will bestow its gifts in Taurus starting May 16th. Taurus corresponds to your place of family, chosen kin, and physical abode. If you’re feeling constrained in your current setup, you have cosmic luck this year when it comes to house-hunting.
Incredible healing will be available to you as well, especially if family brings up complicated feelings or memories. Parsing old legacies and redefining kin in your own terms will beckon growth, fortune, and bountifulness to your side.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
This is the year you become a grownup all over again — no matter how old you are.
On March 7th, Saturn, the planet of discipline and commitment, sets up shop in Pisces. This transit only happens once every 28-30 years. If you’re under the age of 30, this is the first time you’re experiencing such a profound wake-up call. If you’re a little older, reflect on what was going on for you or your family between 1993 and 1996, when Saturn was last here.
Whatever you were working through then, it’s coming back around for part two. If that was a challenging time for you, don’t worry. The rest of the sky is different, and this upcoming period will be different too. Yet there’s something more here for you to learn or bring healing to.
Now, Saturn is the planet that governs responsibility and restriction. You might feel a pinch as you bump up against the limits of your current plans or patterns. But ultimately, this transit is about becoming more accountable to yourself and internalizing your sense of authority, rather than searching for it outside.
One of the other big headlines for 2023 is Pluto entering Aquarius for the first time since the 18th century. Pluto is the planet of power and transformation. It will only linger here for three months in 2023, but it will be back in 2024 and remain there for twenty years. Think of this initial stay as a teaser of a much deeper story that will take two decades to unravel.
Because Aquarius is one of the most hidden corners of your chart, the shift may feel subtle at first. But you’re entering an era of deep dream work and freeing inner coups. Anywhere your wounds have been blocking your wisdom, it’s time for a transfer of power. Hatch your liberation schemes. Work with the healing modalities that help you tend to your tender parts.
True inner freedom is the mission, and it’s arriving from the inside out.