Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024 – Dec 29, 2023
As we close the year, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars shift the momentum and bridge the end of 2023 with the opening of 2024. Neptune keeps things soft and dreamy as we vision our way into the new year.
Dec 29 – Venus in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, creating a magnetic connection indicating personal attraction, sexual chemistry, going deep, getting real and bonding, whether physical, heart-centered or via shamanic practices. As Venus exits passionate Scorpio, she has this final aspect to complete her passage.
Later on the 29th, Venus enters Sagittarius and is ready to explore truth-telling, spirituality, travel, other cultures and will go big to pursue her heart’s desires. Here, Venus wants freedom, is playful, adventurous and about having fun with partners and playmates who expand her horizons! This Venus is independent.
Also, Venus is in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter – and Jupiter is in Taurus, ruled by Venus. Venus and Jupiter are in mutual reception, meaning, they are working together. Venus and Jupiter are the two benefics, the planets that generally bring good fortune. Therefore, Venus-Jupiter in mutual reception is very positive and will be in effect until Jan 23, potentially blessing us all.
Dec 30/31 – Jupiter Stations Direct. With optimistic Jupiter Stationing on New Year’s Eve, radiating hope and expansion as you make your intentions for 2024, it bolsters your confidence and faith in possibilities, as it grounds your big ideas in reality. That’s because it is sextile Saturn, which keeps things real and helps you to create a plan to bring your ideas down to earth and make them manifest. What a gift to bring into the new year!
When you are inspired and believe in your personal possibilities with 100% conviction, it creates a profound energy that activates tremendous momentum that will propel you forward. You will benefit by seeking inspiration to stimulate your mind and broaden what you believe is possible for you. This is a fertile time to contemplate new ideas and expand your consciousness with Jupiter Stationing Direct.
Dec 31/Jan 1 – Mars conjunct the Galactic Center (GC). Mars is in Sagittarius, where it’s free to go on long journeys and seek inspiration, fueled by higher frequencies from the GC (Center of the Milky Way), receiving downloads that instigate new directions and pioneering activities. Mars in Sagittarius is hot to trot, an adventure-lover and with the GC, can activate innovative ways to move through life. You don’t have to do things the way they’ve always been done – follow your instincts and have the courage to try something new!
Jan 1 2024 – Happy New Year! Mercury Stations Direct. Mercury barely moves until Jan 8, so although the Retrograde technically ends today, it won’t really feel like it. The few days before and after Jan 1 are likely to be ripe with snafus, so be extra mindful with schedules, data, $$, travel, communication.
Mercury squares Neptune all week, so don’t make any major decisions if you can help it. Notice what shows up and watch the show. Be patient and allow new info to come to light as Mercury progresses and events unfold. Dreams (night or day), spiritual practices, creative activities, rest and vision in the meantime…
Jan 1 – Venus square Saturn. This can be experienced internally via desires and deciding to set limits on what you’ll allow yourself ($$, food, indulgences). This can be a work-play ratio, or other conscious boundary you set for yourself.
Venus-Saturn can occur in a relationship dynamic where you hit an edge or tender spot and negotiate for change. Or turn an autopilot relationship pattern into a conscious way of connecting. You could feel rejected by another and take an inner nosedive, feeling unworthy (no!). Then the work is learning that your worthiness must not be determined by others, as that is playing a dangerous game (putting your value in others’ hands) – and a healing needs to happen.
Jan 4 – Feb 13. Mars in Capricorn. Mars is exalted in Capricorn, intentional, decisive, methodical and grounded. This is perfect for planning, creating structures, doing paperwork (double-check re: Mercury-Neptune), writing, editing, organizing and strategizing. Make the most of this blessing. Use any bright ideas that came in via Mars in Sagittarius conjunct the Galactic Center and find practical ways to make them work. Or bring your Mercury-Neptune dreams/creative ideas into action with Mars in Capricorn.
It’s a slo-mo end of 2023 and beginning of 2024, where we feel like we’re in limbo, between worlds – and we are on a collective level. We’re at the end of Pluto in Capricorn, about to move into Aquarius on Jan 20, 2024 for six months – and it will be a major shift – from the earth (Capricorn) up into the air (Aquarius).
This is the prelude, the plane is on the tarmac and we will be boarding soon. It’s time to prepare for your trip, to go within and feel into your personal journey. Where do you want to go? What do you want for yourself in the coming year?
Remember, you are here on purpose. Your soul chose to be here at this momentous time in our changing world – and you have a part to play in this unfolding story (personal and global). We need you to be at your best, so please take good care of yourself. Your presence matters.
I wish you a happy, healthy New Year and I look forward to seeing you in 2024!
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~ Chinese proverb
As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together.
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Lisa E Zimmerman is an Intuitive Astrologer, Transformational Coach and Creator of Awakened Life Retreats, helping seekers discover who they came here to be and how to create an evolving, empowered and meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. www.soullevelsolutions.com ❤️