Key Themes: Fresh starts, emotional release, forgiveness, communication, trusting the universe

Taurus, you’ve made it to 2023! With Uranus in your sign until 2026, this will be another year of evolution, and you’re ready for it. On Jan 6th we have our first Full Moon of the year, and because the moon is in her home sign of Cancer, it’s bound to be one of the most emotional and potent nights of the year.

We tend to assume that all the releasing of our last year happens around New Year’s Day, but this is rarely the case. You can use the Full Moon (and days surrounding) to deeply reflect on your 2022 journey; to re-examine any wounds which need your attention; to find gratitude, and your new path forward. Taurus, because the moon activates your sector of mental processing, you might find yourself feeling more objective, at peace and calm about things which were previously quite charged. It will be a good time to consciously let go of any resentments and grudges – and be honest with yourself about what really exists. True forgiveness is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Healthy communication could be the key.

The idea of healthy communication arises again a week later (Jan 12th) with Mars (the planet of action) ending its retrograde, and going direct in the sign of Gemini.

A week later (Jan 18th) we also end our Mercury retrograde, with the planet of communication going direct in Capricorn. If you feel like you have any loose threads or words left unsaid, now will be a time to wrap up all the above. Assertive honesty (from a place of compassion) will be your friend. It’s a new year, and a new chance to get clear on your expectations and boundaries – whether this is in a work sense, friendship, family connection or romantic partnership.

On Jan 20th, Aquarius season begins, inaugurated with a New Moon on Jan 21st. For you this activates your sector of finances and career. This means that it will be a particularly powerful moon for working on manifestation. Visualize your wildest dreams, then some of the details that it could take to get there. Astrology (and actually all of Nature) is all about rhythms and cycles. Time can be our friend. Set some tangible goals for yourself over the next six months – then examine all that unfolded when you arrive at the next Aquarius Full Moon, in August.

A day later (Jan 22nd), Uranus goes direct in your sign. This shift will bring some clarity and the sensation that the pieces of life are beginning to fit together in a new and healthier way. There’s also the potential that a few surprises could arise. If this is the case, no matter how uncomfortable – trust that they’re here to provide the lessons that your soul has invited.