Welcome to your 2023 horoscope for each of the twelve zodiac signs. I’m here to tell you how you might be affected in the year ahead, according to your sun sign. The new year will bring some exciting energy that is going to shake up your love life, career, finances, and everything in between.
With so many exciting astrological transits on the horizon, be sure to set your intentions and get ready for what 2023 has in store. The horoscope predictions for 2023, below, are sure to give you an upper-hand as you navigate through this new year. You can also consult Glamour‘s weekly horoscopes and monthly tarotscopes, which combine horoscopes with tarot.
Although each planetary transit holds important information, you’ll want to pay special attention to the following astrological events and dates:
Nodal Shift onto the Aries-Libra Axis: The Lunar Nodes (or “Nodes of Destiny”) shift signs every 18 months. This year, the nodes will enter the Aries-Libra axis on July 17 and stay here until January 11, 2025. This nodal shift allows us to understand the energy being brought forward for the next year and a half. On this axis, matters of our relationship to Self (Aries) and others (Libra) will be present. You could notice that the way you relate to yourself and the world around you will be intensely magnified. Because the North Node, which tells us where to focus, is in Aries and the South Node, which reveals what is causing stagnation, is in Libra, the message here is: Move away from being in relationships that are convenient or comfortable if they require you to sacrifice your sense of independence or confidence. It’ important to find relationships that allow for interdependence, not codependence.
Note: On June 1, the North Node of Destiny connects with Jupiter, bringing an extra dose of good luck to you and your life path!
Saturn enters Pisces: On March 7, 2023, Saturn—the task-master planet of rules and karma—enters into dreamy Pisces for the first time since ‘96. It will stay here until February 13, 2026. The discomfort that occurs between Saturn’s disciplinary energy and Pisces ethereal flow may leave us all feeling a bit inhibited in our emotional expression and will call our deep emotional wounds to the forefront. From June 17 until November 4, Saturn will be retrograde for roughly 139 days; that will give us all an opportunity to reflect on where our story began and gently recalibrate us back onto the path of where we are going. It’s important to understand that when illusionary Pisces is ruling over the planet Saturn we may have a tendency to confuse our dreams with our present-day reality. Watch where you allow your mind to wander during this time. The main message with this transit is to focus on what you truly want and shy away from spending too much time focusing on what you do not.
For those who will be entering into their Saturn return during this time, expect this to be an emotionally intense period of endings. All of the wounds you have acquired over the last few decades will need to be healed once and for all. It would benefit folks with natal Saturn in Pisces to seek guidance in the form of a deeper spiritual practice, regular meditation, therapy, and healthy community/groups. You will come out on the other side with a new perspective on life and eager to share your lessons with others.
The Solar + Lunar Eclipses of 2023: As with each eclipse season, my professional suggestion is to avoid ritualized manifestation during these transits. The solar eclipses this year are new moons jam-packed with clarity on the Aries-Libra axis, so the theme here is to break free of old patterns. The lunar eclipses are slightly chaotic full moons that will shed light on what everyone’s intentions are, including our own, and help us decide whether or not that fits into our future. Eclipses are like regular moon phases on steroids, and their energy is not the type that you want to keep around. I advise against setting intentions under solar eclipses and leaving your crystals out in the moonlight of lunar eclipses instead.
Here are the dates to remember:
April 20, solar eclipse in Aries
May 5, lunar eclipse in Scorpio
October 14, solar eclipse in Libra
November 28, lunar eclipse in Taurus
Jupiter enters Taurus: This will happen on May 16 and stays ruled by the stubborn and luxurious earth sign until May 25, 2024. We will be rewarded for our dedications, habits, and rituals; I see those who are able to responsibly create passive income streams doing well in 2023. Working hard is great, but working smart is even better. Allow this time period to make you more discerning of who and what you commit to in matters of love and finances.
Mercury Retrograde dates: This year we’ll deal with Mercury retrograde periods in all three of the earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) until we end the year in fiery Sagittarius for our fourth and final period of interruptions and miscommunication. Be prepared to over-explain, retract statements, and check every detail of your decisions before making them.
Each Mercury retrograde period is about two weeks in length, but their affects are felt a few weeks before and a few weeks after each occurrence (sometimes called the Mercury retroshade period). Mercury retrogrades are not a period to fear, but to prepare for.
Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn (December 29-January 18, 2023). Pre-shadow: December 13-December 29. Post-shadow: January 18-February 8.
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus (April 21-May 14). Pre-shadow: April 7-21. Post-shadow: May 14-June 1.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo (August 23-September 15). Pre-shadow: August 4-23. Post-shadow: September 15-30
Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius (December 13-January 1, 2024). Pre-shadow: November 25-December 13. Post-shadow: January 1-January 15.
2023 will bring different opportunities for each of the signs to take advantage of, but the main focus of this year is to redefine your relationship to yourself and the people around you. Look at the full picture, and be sure to not sugarcoat bad behavior on your end or anyone else’s. This is a year to get clear on what it is that you want and need at this chapter, not the chapters of the past. Let yourself take a deep breath…and then read on for your in-depth sun sign readings for each 2023 horoscope below!
Aries (March 21–April 19)
With this new year starting off with lucky Jupiter in your sign until May, use the first quarter of 2023 to take risks and you may see rewards. That means in terms of love, lifestyle, and career, you are being asked to step outside of your comfort zone and visualize the life you want instead of stunting yourself with the life you have. That doesn’t mean you can’t show up to the present moment with contentment and gratitude, but it does mean you will be forced into thinking outside of the box and going after what you want.
Some of you may be feeling like your life has been on pause the last few years, but what is rightfully yours is coming in full steam ahead. From April to December, you are going to be grinding on projects that you feel passionately about and engaging in close relationships of all kinds that truly light you up. Let go of thinking that working is always negative. In truth, working toward the things and people you love is a gift.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Taurus, 2023 is bringing you so many new opportunities to expand and grow into the version of yourself that you’ve always wanted to be. However, it is going to come with a fee: your pride. You can’t continue to do things the same old way while this new chapter in your life is beginning. Think of it this way: The language of your past version’s life is a different language than the one you have to “speak” now. The advice here? Release tensions by expressing your full truth to those around you.
You can expect the wrong people, connections, and opportunities to fall away. Although that may feel confusing for a short period of time, it will eventually lead you into full alignment. I see a stronger community of friends and connections, a well-established and prosperous career, and maybe even a new step in your love life if you continue to open your heart! You’ve got this, my bulls. Watch 2023 unfurl into your most progressive year yet.
Gemini (May 21–June 21)
Gemini, with fellow air sign Libra illuminating the solar eclipse in October, the first half of the year is going to be about experimenting and figuring out what it is you truly want out of your life before committing to a new and aligned intention in the final quarter of 2023. So much of your focus is going to be around fostering healthy relationships of all kinds. Do you still have people lingering in your circle that are consciously (or subconsciously) holding you back from reaching your fullest potential?
This is your sign to get clear about the type of people you have around you, and the most important question to ask yourself is: Do they celebrate my wins with me as eagerly as they help with my low points? It’s easy for people to stick around when you’re doing, giving, or providing for them, but the real test this year will be deepening the relationships you have who can weather your storms with you. On the other side of torrential downpour lies fertile land, and for many of you I see career or finances skyrocketing from old investments.
Cancer (June 22—July 22)
Dearest Cancer, the year 2023 is going to test you to let go of your past and any dead weight that came from it. Whether you are finding yourself struggling to think straight, keep your energy up, or feel an unshakable sense of confidence, try to take some of the guilt and heaviness off of your shoulders by retreating throughout 2023. Use this year to remove any lingering sense of punishment from being alone.
For many of you, I see travel opportunities that are going to bring you closer to yourself and your inner voice. Even if you’re traveling with others, carve out some time to be in your own company. You will do best in nature—so even if you find yourself at a luxury resort or heading to a city, try to find a nearby park, hiking trail, creek, or river that you can connect with. What you’ll notice is that you’ve normalized over-extending yourself; until you remove yourself from a pile of poo, you’ll never realize how bad it stinks. It takes space from the things that we’ve normalized to realize they’re really not that normal at all.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
My Leos, with Jupiter entering fellow fixed sign Taurus in May, expect yourself to be extra blessed in the love and career departments this year. However, your biggest lesson and the one thing that you have to be willing to give up is negative self talk and criticism. Your judgmental nature is getting in the way of your ultimate happiness. Until you can embrace the humanness within yourself, you will struggle to embrace it within others.
With the nodal shift into Aries-Libra, the focus will be on healing the relationship with yourself in order to have healthier relationships with others. Sometimes that requires looking at the sensitive, embarrassing, frustrating, and tumultuous parts of who you are and who you’ve been. Once you accept that you were (and still are) simply learning, you will be able to acknowledge that within others. You might even start to enjoy showing other people how to live life in a happier, healthier, more confident way. Your familial and romantic relationships will both thrive this year if you are able to look at life through a more compassionate and forgiving lens, Leo.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Virgo, 2023 is going to be filled to the brim with opportunities to be celebrated. You don’t need to wait for your birthday or anniversaries in order to gather your closest people and become the center of attention for a bit. In fact, you are going to have so many amazing accomplishments that warrant bringing people and a bottle of bubbly together this year. With Jupiter entering fellow earth sign Taurus in May, you can expect that any projects or relationships that you start in the first quarter of the year will have an extra dose of expansion with this lucky transit.
For many of you, I am seeing more commas in the bank account, more debt being paid off, more love being expressed to and from you, and more groundedness in your everyday reality. You are truly changing in front of everyone’s eyes, Virgo. No longer will you feel like you need to take a backseat in your own life. You are worth more than being everyone’s helper, advice hotline, and on-call assistant. This year is going to reveal to you that you’ve been the star all along.
Libra (September 23–October 23)
Libra, after so much inner digging, it seems like you are taking 2023 to really show the world what you’ve found under all of that dirt and muck. There are some old patterns that may simply never go away, but life is more about how you deal with your triggers and pain than it is about having no pain at all. There will be several opportunities to deepen your relationships with the people around you, but what you may find is that even though someone wants to grow with you…you may have already outgrown them.
Take your time and make calculated moves on who and what you are spending your time on for the first few months of the year before eclipse season starts up in April. At that point, you will notice that ill-fit relationships and habits will naturally start to fall away. That doesn’t mean that you should live this year passively, but know that the universe is conspiring alongside you, so you are never the only one pulling strings behind the scenes to bring your dreams to life. Be willing to learn the dance of when to act and when to rest and you’ll be good as gold in 2023.
Scorpio (October 24–November 21)
You are taking risks like never before this year, Scorpio. Many of you will see some of these risks pay off when you finally take action and remove over-analytical thought from your process. Stress and fret are not prerequisites to your creative process. When it comes to work, you will be upleveling and many others will notice. Don’t forget to thank the right people and share in the wealth when you can.
Outside of work, you may start to see your intimate relationships flourishing. Others may feel like these close relationships appeared out of thin air, but only you know how much deep inner work you have done to attract the right people into your atmosphere. Unconditional love is not something that only lives in fairytales, Scorpio, but it does require you to let go of overly critical and avoidant behaviors in order to sustain it. Others will be undeniably attracted to you and your energy this year. This will only amplify if you continue to treat your body well, nourish your close relationships, and the relationship with yourself. Truly root into the idea that we are all one and start to see yourself as someone who is valuable and worthy of your wildest dreams and watch as they materialize for you in 2023.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Sagittarius, after you rang in your personal new year and the collective new year, it seems like the fresh set of eyes that you’ve been needing are finally here. Without so much connection and intertwinement with your past pain, you are finally able to set yourself free. You are getting more deeply in touch with your emotions and realizing that difficult feelings are not a hindrance to your growth, they are actually a catalyst to your ultimate happiness once you realize you are not your emotions, you simply observe and feel through them.
I see many of you benefiting from new hobbies and reawakening your inner child this year. Take time to play, laugh, sing, dance, maybe even pick up a new instrument. If there is a new day, there is a new opportunity to learn! Some of you may even go back to school to lean into something you’re interested in learning. Let the world be your oyster in 2023. Travel inside of your mind and out into the world, you will never regret the memories you make, my Sag.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Dearest Capricorn, the year 2023 is about to bring you bountiful gifts and moments where you can integrate the lessons that you’ve learned. It seems the past few years have been focused on your self-awareness and confidence, and now you’re going to realize how much this inner work has paid off. For most of you, you will have romantic prospects and potential job opportunities arise just so you can say “no” to something that’s almost a full yes. You have finally broken free from the lack mentality and started to realize that the people, opportunities, and items that you are welcoming into your life must be of high quality. You have every right to say no to all else and press forward.
This may ruffle some feathers at first, but I promise you that the right people and offers will step up to the plate if they are meant to be in your life. Be sure, however, to be honest with yourself about how you are showing up as well. You can’t expect from others what you’re unwilling to offer. So if your heart is closed or you find yourself being greedy with your time and money, release your expectations of life treating you better than you’re treating yourself and those around you. I sense a move or a career progression, but most importantly: a kinder approach to life.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
My Aquarians, this year is going to be marked with milestones that could forever change the trajectory of your life. You are deepening your closest bonds and making life-long memories with the people around you. Make sure that you are able to stop and smell the roses while you’re passing them by. It will be important this year for you to consider the career path that you’re on. What you’ll understand by doing this is that you may be happier than you’ve allowed yourself to be in the past. If you realize that you’ve been settling for the work that you’re doing, this momentary pause will give you the clarity on how to separate yourself and finally take the leap to start anew.
If you’ve been going back and forth on making a big life-changing decision, 2023 will be the year that you root into your confidence and bravery so you can finally take action. It will finally be the year that you start living in integrity with the statement “less is more.” Less misaligned people, clutter, over-analyzing, and people-pleasing will leave you with more room to be truly and authentically yourself.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Pisces, this year is all about self-awareness and accountability for you without feeling like you need to mar it with shame. There is a difference between admittance and self-pitying in order to win others over. You are as strong, empowered, and confident as you allow yourself to be, and I see you finding the strength to dig into a new and improved version of yourself by simply letting go of old habits. Whether this comes from separating yourself from your current crowd or by lending your time to new projects and work opportunities, it seems like your identity is shifting for the better.
Being out of alignment is never a fun spot to be in, but I sense that chapter closing. With Saturn (the task-master planet) entering into your sign in March for the remainder of the year, it will be important that you start to use the systems in place to your advantage. Instead of fighting the flowing stream that is your life, could you try surrendering to it and allowing yourself to be imperfect and raw and real? When you start to truly embrace the unpolished version of who you are, you’ll notice that the right people are also keen to do the same. Be beautiful, brilliant, turned-all-the-way-up you this year, and you will reap endless blessings before the year is over.
Meghan Rose is a Los Angeles–based spiritual advisor, intuitive tarot card reader, and author whose work bridges the magical and the material to create real change. Rose acts as a guide for her clients to help them navigate relationships, career, and everything in between. Learn more at themeghanrose.com and follow her on Tiktok, Instagram and Twitter.
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