Key themes: Quality time, physical journeys and intellectual explorations, clear words, cultivating nurturing spaces.

Happy New Year Scorpio! For you, 2023 offers a beautiful invitation that has to do with sinking deeper into your sensuality, by daring and allowing yourself to be present and vulnerable within your intimate and passionate connections. You’ll be able to see that there are some bad habits that no longer have a hold over you, and so it’ll be easier for you to let go and invest more of your time and energy nurturing your support systems.

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. Conversations could get deep and maybe even sting a little. Try to keep your cool, and make sure not to lash out on the ones that don’t deserve it. As Venus moves into Aquarius in your area of home, family and ancestry, make sure to cultivate more quality time with your loved ones, and to connect with the traditions that offer you a sense of groundedness and make you feel safe and warm.

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 spiritual and philosophical musings. The longing you hold to dedicate your life to something with greater meaning will be stirred up. How are you connecting with what gives you purpose? What are the things that help you stay the course with it? Think up ways to nurture this.

When Mars goes direct on the 12th, things may get intense within your collaborations, shared resources and intimate spaces. Speak clearly but tactfully. Be careful of your words, as they will be impactful and can hit others pretty deep. If you’ve been noticing where you haven’t been able to speak up in order to establish your boundaries and how far you’re willing to go with certain things, this is the time to talk about it and have the difficult conversations.

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. This will help with the uncomfortable talks that you’re being called to dig into. What do you feel has been left unsaid? This is a wonderful time to activate certain conversations, because you’ll be able to express things that are deep and personal in a way that’s light and maybe even bringing a bit of humor into it.

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 New Moon is inviting you to start the year by building a nest for yourself. A place where you can feel safe, where you can feel held, and where you can unwind and relax, so that the things that you want to build can find a secure and nurturing home within you. Then on the 22nd, Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius will go direct in Taurus, and this invitation will be even more felt, and you’ll want to make sure that the people you decide to build a life with will honor your needs and be a part of this nurturing space.

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 creative self-expressions.