With the end of the year almost here – it’s time to look ahead to 2023 for your astrological outlook! Leading Australian intuitive astrologer and spiritualist Rose Smith is forecasting overall it will be a bit of a mixed bag for many of us…
“2023 is a Universal 7 year and people will increasingly recognise the reality of spirituality, there’s more compassion and humanitarianism in the world and less materialism from next year onwards,” said Ms Smith.
“There’s also a sense of moving forward despite some difficulties especially for dishonest and lazy leaders. It’s important to remember that all things change, and nothing lasts forever, so it’s a great year for reassessing the direction of your life and your relationships and perhaps a change in jobs.”
Ms Smith said in 2023 we will be on a gradual upward trend, “a bit up hill and down dale”, but overall, some positives because Pluto is entering Aquarius and Saturn is entering Pisces, both in March.
“Pluto is the planet of transformation, and Aquarius is the sign of progress – once Pluto transits through Aquarius, life as we know it will be a thing of the past,” said Ms Smith.
“Pluto in Aquarius is likely to affect you in a multiplicity of different ways up until 2044! We will see energetic shifts towards technology, humanitarianism and cognitive ability. Intellectualism and science begin to regain their rightful places in society. Genuine people power also becomes more important in governments and corporations. Equal representation for all takes on new meaning and is strengthened over the coming decades. It will be a true manifestation of Power to the People.”
Ms Smith, who also runs the largest psychic network in the southern hemisphere, Absolute Soul Secrets, said 2023 also presented a range of huge transformational opportunities.
“We start 2023 with Mercury, Mars and Uranus all retrograde and turning direct in January which will then give us all a big surge forward in communications, energy, technological advances and perhaps even rebellion!” said Ms Smith.
“We have a number of other significant events such as Jupiter changing signs to Aries and Taurus, and Saturn moving into Aquarius and Pisces. In fact, there are five planets changing signs virtually ensuring a year of constant and humongous change.”
“In 2023 the most important key life skills will be the ability to be flexible and to recognise opportunities as they come. We can make space for life changes by saying goodbye to our losses and prepare for new beginnings.”
Ms Smith said 2023 also has four solar and lunar eclipses in all four elements, which represent a balance of transformation and new beginnings.
“An eclipse magnifies energy like a Supermoon on caffeine, it rouses you to alertness,” said Ms Smith.
“It forces us to wake up, go down a path and act at some point. Eclipses can shake us turbulently to the core in order to effect change. With lunar eclipses in emotional Scorpio and practical Taurus, there’s bound to be a lot of deeply held emotions and practicalities (such as money) to consider. In Air and Fire, we’re likely to change our minds or take spontaneous action, perhaps impulsively.”
- Annular Total Solar Eclipse, April 20, 2023, at 3:58 pm, at 29° Aries 50′*
- Penumbral Lunar Eclipse May 6, 2023, at 3:35am, at 14° Scorpio 58′*
- Annular Solar Eclipse October 15, 2023, at 4:55 pm, at 21° Libra 08′*
- Partial Lunar Eclipse October 29, 2023, at 7:24 am, at 5° Taurus 09′*
Ms Smith’s 2023 astrological outlook by star sign
Aries: Your Ruler Mars starts the year retrograde but from January 12th, more vitality is coming your way. This year also offers you a healing gift when Jupiter conjuncts Chiron in your sign late February and early March. This is likely to particularly affect your appearance, identity and how you approach life! You’ll likely have more confidence to make your statement to the world. It’s time to find your voice and be your original authentic self. A solar eclipse in your sign on April 20th also supports your new voice and the way you present yourself to the world. In 2023, your finances, possessions and the things that you value are also likely to grow as Jupiter blesses your 2nd house.
Taurus: Your ruler Venus is in Leo midyear bringing a lot of affection into your life until it goes retrograde from July 22ndto September 3rd, quietening things down a bit. Venus is also in your home and family zone so love or passion might visit or alternatively you spend lots of money on home and family. Do be careful not to overspend, however. Jupiter and Chiron have a meeting in your 12th house of the Divine, bringing up unconscious contents for healing in late February through to early March. Jupiter will then burst forth into a new cycle amplifying the energies of your voice into the world, your appearance and your identity. Do watch for weight gain from May 16th right through until May 25th, 2024.
Gemini: Your ruling planet Mercury will be retrograde four times during 2023. While this is not unusual, it does place extra emphasis on you to be careful with your communications during these times. It is possible misunderstandings or miscommunications could result, so put everything important in writing. Jupiter conjunct Chiron late February and early March might bring a healing of sorts regarding your friends, groups and connections. So, if there’s been a falling out or some unspoken issue, this could be possibly resolved. Jupiter will then enter your House of the Divine, and you could become more aware of what is going on deep within your unconscious and it could be a very spiritual time for you.
Cancer: You start the year off with the ‘Eagle Eye pattern’ of intuition and deep insight into matters of intimacy and shared resources. There may have been some restrictive factor that has been a source of concern, however now your mind is in the process of pinpointing a solution. It’s likely you see things underneath more clearly now. You are ruled by the Moon and will be strongly affected by the four eclipses this year. April 20th sees a solar eclipse bringing new beginnings around your career or reputation. Perhaps a relationship with a parent is rejuvenated some way too. May 6th brings a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio dredging up very compelling feelings around romance, creative and leisure or pleasure. October 14thsees a new cycle around home and family while October 28th has a Lunar Eclipse in Taurus in your house of friends, groups and connections which could cause some turbulence.
Leo: Prior to mid-May your life can expand spiritually and physically with spontaneity and energy. You may contemplate studying, overseas travel or personal growth work. It could be quite an exciting and mind-blowing time for you! After mid-May your career or a relationship with a parent also gets a shakeup and expands in surprising and unusual ways, perhaps involving technology or science. The North Node is directing events in your career which are part of your destiny, so go with the flow of what feels intuitively right for you. Your intuition is firing strongly especially regarding significant relationships and partnerships.
Virgo: There’s an opportunity for improving a situation involving joint resources such as taxes, real estate or other investments. From mid-May Jupiter enters Taurus enabling you to manifest in the physical realms such things as study, overseas travel and spirituality. Yes, that’s right somehow you can bring Heaven down to Earth! There’s also a ton of planetary energy in your romance and creative zone, true intimacy could also be on your mind. You’ll probably be gadding about town meeting lots of different people enjoying leisure and pleasure! The Lunar Eclipse May 6th in your sign is impactful and urges you towards being more authentic. Your appearance or identity might change, or you develop a more ‘magnetic’ aura.
Libra: 2023 brings some sort of healing regarding your committed relationships such as business partnerships, marriages or significant others. Previously, you may have suffered a spiritual wound in an important relationship but when Jupiter catches up to Chiron February 24th to March 5th the situation can resolve enabling you to feel like your real self once again. Also, Pluto moves into your important relationship zone bringing issues around death, birth and rebirth so you may find a significant connection that died a long time ago, comes back onto the scene from March 23rd to June 11th or perhaps after January 31st, 2024. Pay special attention to what happens mid-year because this is a ‘taster’ for 2024 right through to 2044.
Scorpio: If you’ve been having health or work problems there could be an improvement end of February to early March. Then after mid-May, your focus is on important relationships and partnerships, either business or personal. There’s heaps going on here and some of which could be quite surprising and fated. Destiny is taking a hand in your relationship zone and October 28th, there’s a shake up here to get you on track. Your ruler Pluto is changing signs into Aquarius March 23rd to June 11th, and this is a sample of what is to come in 2024. You could find yourself feeling a little more detached, which could be a real blessing for you rather than feeling so intensely. A glimpse of the big picture makes your life begin to make more sense.
Sagittarius: Your creativity, romance and pleasure zone is activated and there’s a lot going on in your personal and private life. Following some possible turbulence, a healing takes place so that you feel more confident about being creative or getting involved romantically. Jupiter blesses your work and/or health after mid-May. You could also expand your habits or routine to improve your health, which could mean such things as a new diet or exercise program. Pluto in Aquarius affects your communication and ideas zone suggesting it’s possible that someone or something from the past comes back eliciting very intense emotions. A Phoenix from the past will be reborn and could also involve relatives, neighbours or people nearby.
Capricorn: After a slow start to the year, life gradually ramps up with a lot of planetary energy influencing you to make changes in your appearance or identity. Your home and/or family is blessed with the resolution of a problem end February or in early March. Your north node and Jupiter indicate a fateful set of circumstances which expands your romantic life or perhaps your creativity. You may also have more to do with children or your inner child want to come out and play. Pluto in Aquarius in your money zone could bring back an earlier way of making money or perhaps you realise that you deserve more. An earlier life episode may have caused you to temporarily forget your true worth and deservability, but this will be rectified.
Aquarius: 2023 starts off with quite a spiritual vibe for you. You could be very much in touch with your inner landscapes through dreams and little spiritual flashes throughout the daytime. There’s some kind of expansion around your home or perhaps your family could grow. You may consider renovations, adding another space to your home. The beginning of the year also sees unusual or unpredictable circumstances in these areas of your life as well. Venus blesses committed relationships. There could be some sweet affection or warmth before Venus goes retrograde July 22nd – September 3rd. It could be that everyone gets busy or has their minds on other things, so business or personal relationships go a bit quieter for this time period.
Pisces: The year begins slowly ramping up over January with socialising and events with friends and groups. When Pluto enters Aquarius from March to June, you will probably receive a lot of spiritual information and you could even receive impressions from past lives or from ancestors long gone. Write everything down because this time period is a little sample of what is to come from 2024 right through to 2044. Your destiny is tied up with communications and ideas, some of which may involve distant relatives, neighbours or people from your local area. You may also consider study as your mind is particularly sharp and looking for deeper truths. The shallow end of the pool does not appeal to you now, so go deeper in all things.