Key themes: Traditions that ground you, pleasurable moments, giving into excitement, taking chances, following your intuition and callings, sensuality.

Happy New Year Libra! For you, 2023 will be a year of a lot of movement and change within your wellness and health routines and your daily rituals. Make a plan, take control without becoming rigid, and you’ll be able to feel you have more control over your life. This year will also bring new romances and new friendships.

The year kicks off with Venus, the Goddess of Love, joining forces with Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, in Capricorn on January 1st, right before she moves into the sign of Aquarius on the 2nd, where she’ll be hanging out until February 20th. The year starts out with a check in regarding how our intimacy is impacted by the structures that are falling apart and transforming all around us. For you, there may be a lot of internal movement when it comes to your home, family and ancestry. Be mindful of what comes up and how it affects you within. Things may have a way of taking hold of your power, but if you stay present with the motions you’ll be able to do something about it. As Venus moves into Aquarius in your area of creative self-expression, make the month of January a time of getting in touch with your pleasure and your joy.

On January 6th we have the first Full Moon of the year in its home sign of Cancer, happening at 6:08 pm EST, highlighting and intensifying your emotions when it comes to your professional aspirations and long-term goals. This Moon shines a light on your career path, and it makes the most out of your efforts, maximizing all the work that you’ve done. So make sure you’re putting in the energy, making your projects as beautiful and as perfect as you imagine them. Take a chance on yourself and your dreams.

For you, Mars in Gemini is a time to take risks, and now that it will be going direct on the 12th, try to pinpoint the places where you’ve been feeling more frustrated due to your lack of movement and courage. This is where you’re called to bring your energy, to face your fears and to take a chance. Follow your hunches. Follow your spiritual and philosophical inklings. Put them into words.

Mercury retrograde comes to an end on the 18th, and so the messenger goes direct in the sign of Capricorn, activating new conversations and reviving the exchanges that might have brought up miscommunications or misunderstandings. What do you feel has been left unsaid within your home, with the people you live, with your blood family or/and your chosen family, within your ancestral practices? This is a wonderful time to activate grounding conversations and conversations that can excavate and heal old traumas.

On the 20th, we welcome Aquarius Season, followed by the New Moon in the same sign, happening on the 21st at 3:53 pm EST. This will be another invitation to put joy at the center of your days. It’s a reminder of the healing power available when you come into contact with your pleasure. Give yourself permission, unapologetically. Then on the 22nd, Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius will go direct in Taurus, and this will be even more felt, and you’ll wanna get deep, you’ll wanna get sexual, you’ll wanna get intimate and vulnerable. Resist the urge to remain on the surface.

Venus will enter the dreamy sign of Pisces, where its energy is exalted, on the 26th. Themes of compassion, unconditional love and intimacy through spiritual connections will be present for us all until February 20th. And for you, this will be especially present within the rituals that make up your days.