Happy New Year and welcome to 2024! This one will definitely have some interesting twists and turns of course, but it does start out with stability — as four planets transit earth signs — and optimism — with Jupiter in Taurus now in direct motion since New Years Eve.
Mercury, Venus and Mars are all transiting through Jupiter ruled Sagittarius and they transmit the vibration of optimism and adventure as well for the first two weeks of the month.
Then it starts to get more intense as we approach January 19th when the Sun will conjunct Pluto at 29 degrees of Capricorn. Pluto has been grinding back and forth on this degree for the latter half of 2023 and will briefly dip back to it in the fall for its final pass before he moves solidly in the sign of Aquarius for the next 19 years!
The 19th through the end January is volatile because the Sun will first join Pluto at 29 degrees of Capricorn and then stay relatively close to Pluto as it advances into the sign of Aquarius. The United States is also experiencing its Pluto return and all you have to do is read the news to see what turmoil we are going through at this time. Do we keep our democracy or devolve into a failed authoritarian state is Pluto’s dark side showing itself.
Mercury and Mars are also traveling fairly close together in the middle degrees of Capricorn and they can be argumentative and feisty when close to each other. Avoid conflict in your personal lives during this time and find an antidote to your exposure to the worldwide dramas so you don’t lose your center. That is the most important thing to strive for during dramatic times.