From its comfortable position in the sign it rules (serious Capricorn), Saturn is running the show this year. Focused on achievements and success, Saturn propels you to go after what you want. Set goals. Follow a plan. Saturn challenges you to do your best. Are you up for it?
Powerful Mars will help you get where you want to go – and fast. As Mars starts the year in energetic, ambitious Aries, you’re able to cross some things off your to-do list right away in January. The competitive vibe of Mars in Aries gives you a positive sense of accomplishment from the start.
The cosmic year isn’t complete without mentioning the three pesky Mercury retrograde periods, so look out for them in March, July, and November. All three cycles are immersed in emotional water signs, so struggling with feelings will be the norm. The key to getting through a Mercury retrograde this year is to follow your intuition. If it feels right, it probably is right.
Small but significant Pluto is also visiting hardworking Capricorn this year. It goes retrograde between late April and early October, then ends the year direct. Rebuilding from the ground up is the focus of this transit, giving you the belief that if you want it badly and try hard enough, anything is possible.
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) are driven by excitement, and there’s no shortage of that this year. With expansive Jupiter in outgoing Sagittarius until early December, you enjoy a mix of fun and adventure. Travel and learn from other cultures as much as possible. Love goddess Venus doesn’t enter any retrograde periods, and the mood is passionate and aggressive when she spends time in the fire signs (Aries in late April, Leo in late July, and Sagittarius in early November). Translation? There won’t be any shortage of excitement in your love life!
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) use logic more than other signs, so you’re happy about Saturn’s placement in earthy, practical Capricorn. This is a grounded energy you can connect with (especially when it comes to tending to the details). Saturn retrograde from late April until mid-September perpetuates slowdowns, though, temporarily impeding your progress. Expansive Jupiter also enters factual Capricorn in early December, increasing your desire to learn. Exploring educational pursuits, studying, and reading will help you advance to the next level.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) experience slow-moving Uranus (who rules Aquarius) making the transition from fiery Aries into slower-moving Taurus in early March. This mismatched energy (Uranus likes to experiment, while Taurus takes the traditional route) can impede progress, slowing down your hard work. Money-focused Venus moves into air sign Gemini in early June, presenting some prime moneymaking opportunities. Be practical, don’t waver, and keep your eye on the prize.
The big news for water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) this year is that you host Mercury’s retrograde cycles (March in Pisces, July in Cancer, and November in Scorpio). When your plans hit a snag, use your intuition to detangle them. Ethereal Neptune is retrograde in Pisces between late June and late November, so daydreams might be temporarily interrupted. If you’ve been living in denial, this could be a very rude awakening. Once you welcome the voice of reason, however, your year should get more successful.