Key themes: Dreams and aspirations, loving structures that bring release, honest connections, plans, deeper meaning, love.

Happy New Year Virgo! For you, 2023 will be a year of professional momentum, where you will reap the benefits of working consistently and mindfully on your goals. Make room for love, as a new relationship may be on the horizon, or you may have the opportunity to strengthen your commitment within your current romantic affair. Take good care of your friendships, don’t let hard times affect the relations that matter most.

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, it has to do with your creativity, and it’ll be especially poignant if you’re an artist or a creator. It also has to do with the way you enjoy life and experience pleasure. As Venus moves into Aquarius in your area of work and health routines, you’ll be able to bring some warmth into your daily rituals and get organized without the usual pressure you tend to put on yourself.

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 friendships and communities. This will be an ideal time to check in and ask yourself if you’re hanging out with the kind of crowd that allows you to grow personally and professionally. If uncomfortable conversations come up with your friends, don’t try to escape, make space for what needs to be explored.

When Mars goes direct on the 12th, things will speed up within your professional world. You’ve most likely been ruminating about how you want to tackle your goals this year. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to make a detailed plan during the first 11 days of the year, so you have a clear path to direct your energy towards once Mars begins its forward motion.

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 romantic relationships, with the children in your life, within your creative spaces, or even with your art? This is a wonderful time to activate conversations that bring release through pleasure and joy.

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. Your rituals and routines will come to focus. You’ll feel the need to get organized within the more mundane details of your life, especially after you’ve been putting so much into your career. It’s a nice time to find a balance, and to get in touch with the goals you desire for your personal life, especially regarding your health. Then on the 22nd, Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius will go direct in Taurus, and this need will be even more felt, as you may feel inspired to bring meaning and spiritual significance into the rituals that shape your day-to-day life.

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 your love life.