Here comes 2024! With a new year comes new astrology, so let's review the biggest astrology 2024 has in store for us.
Pluto Enters Aquarius
Pluto is on the move to air sign Aquarius, and this began in March of 2023, but it was short-lived, only lasting a few months. In 2024, Pluto will enter Aquarius on January 20th and stay until September 1st, before officially moving into Aquarius to stay on November 19th.
Pluto changing signs is a big deal because Pluto moves slowly. Pluto will spend over 20 years in Aquarius, and this is a huge shift into the future. Which Aquarius just happens to rule!
Pluto in Aquarius can bring massive changes, and this can be seen in the world at large, and in our own lives personally. Read up on the transit of Pluto in Aquarius in THIS blog article.
Jupiter Enters Gemini
Jupiter exits earth sign Taurus and moves into air sign Gemini on May 25th 2024, and this can increase energy a little bit, especially mental energy. We're full of new ideas, new plans, and lots of conversation. Information and knowledge can fly around, and we want to expand our minds and share opinions and news.
Mars is going to tour Gemini with Jupiter July 20th to September 4th 2024, and when Mars and Jupiter are touring together, we get a fantastic dose of energy for action. Mars is the planet of energy and drive, and Jupiter is the planet of expansion and opportunity. Put them together and we get an amazing period for taking action with ideas and creating opportunities. Look to any Gemini parts of your natal chart for where this may be focused for you personally.
Aries Gets a Do-Over
On April 8th, a Solar Eclipse occurs in Aries, and Mercury is retrograde at the same time in Aries as well. These two team up to give a fantastic opportunity for a second chance, and thanks to the Aries energy, we can take the initiative, make use of energy and drive, and make it happen.
Aries Suns, Moons, and Risings get the biggest punch of second chance energy, but everyone can feel it. Look to any Aries parts of your natal chart to find what you might take a second chance with.
The Start of the Pisces-Virgo Eclipses
On September 17th 2024, we'll have a Pisces Lunar Eclipse, and this kicks off the Pisces-Virgo eclipse set. Pisces Lunar Eclipses can be strong since they amplify the natural Lunar Eclipse impact, and are super emotional, spiritual, and karmic, and can bring significant endings.
This eclipse is even stronger thanks to Saturn and Neptune in Pisces, and we might see some pretty significant developments in the world, though it may not be super obvious initially. Pisces is subconscious and hidden, so it may take some time before we become fully aware of what has occurred.
Neptune will be anaretic in Pisces May 2nd to September 3rd 2024. There are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign, and the very last degree is 29 degrees. This is called the anaretic degree, and the energy is supercharged with transit planets. This means we're getting supercharged Neptune in Pisces energy in 2024.
That means we can be extra compassionate, empathetic, understanding, and helpful, as well as extra imaginative, creative, and artistic. We can be inspired, more attracted to beauty, and charismatic.
On the downside, that also means we can be vulnerable to deception and manipulation, taken advantage of, used and abused and discarded, out of touch with reality, bogged down by the fog, and easily led astray.
It's suuuuper important in 2024 that we ground ourselves, have a tether to reality, and maintain healthy boundaries. Without that, we're in for a rough time. For you personally, focus on the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart where 29 degrees Pisces falls, and if you have any planets or bodies at 29 degrees (of any sign), that planet or body gets triggered, so work on trying to utilize it in a productive, positive way.
Yep, Pluto is going to be anaretic in Capricorn in 2024 the entire time it's in Capricorn in 2024, so to start the year until January 20th, and September 1st to November 19th. With Pluto, this can bring out major fighting over power and control since this is a planet of war (and to be honest, the combo with Neptune does make me worry about some sort of world atrocity, but what else is new). This is fighting energy that bursts out and it's not good.
On a personal level, focus on channeling this productively. Pluto loves a transformation and for you to take control and empower yourself, so that's what you need to do. Focus on the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart where 29 degrees Capricorn falls, and any anaretic natal planets or bodies.
Start and End with a Retrograde
2024 kicks off with Mercury retrograde ending on January 1st in Sagittarius, so as we go into the new year, things can shift quickly in the other direction. We need to be flexible, especially once Uranus retrograde ends later in January.
Then Mars will retrograde starting December 6th, and the year ends with Mars retrograde. This can bring out extra hostility and frustration, and we need healthy outlets for stress and anger.
With the personal planet retrogrades, that does mean we start and end the year with good energy for second chances. Add in the Solar Eclipse, and this can be a great year for that!
Suggested Reading: The 2024 Horoscopes