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  • Writer's pictureCarmelina G

Jupiter turns Direct December 30, 2023

The year 2023 ends with Jupiter turning direct late on December 30, at 11 degrees of Ashwini in Aries. This is a time to move forward with new faith and wisdom, implementing the lessons learned.

For some of us, this implies healing, as Ashwini is ruled by the twin horsemen who are healers and doctors. If you happen to have planets near this degree (within 3 degrees) in any of the sidereal fire signs, you are in luck as new opportunities and blessings will enter your life, this goes for any planet in Libra too, or if your ascendant is in Aries near this degree.


We start the new year with all planets direct (expect for Uranus which turns direct January 26-27) which is good news. The two social planets Saturn and Jupiter are in a close sextile for the first three months of the year (until the end of March), which gives us harmonious energy and opportunity for success in our endeavors. Take advantage of this period to begin new projects because once Jupiter enters Taurus it will form a square to Saturn in Aquarius, both will be in fixed signs, which adds to the difficulty of this square. The economy will take a big hit. Start preparing & saving, maybe even build a pantry or stockpile, and have extra food on hand and unperishable goods, if necessary.

Jupiter leaves Aries and enters Taurus on May 1, which begins a new social trend for the world and gives us new opportunities on a personal level. Uranus follows and enters Taurus on June 1. However, before they enter Taurus, they leave Aries with a bang, i.e. a conjunction at 27 degrees of Krittika on April 20, 2024. This is monumental, especially for those of us with planets near this degree in Aries, Libra, Leo, or Sagittarius! A new chapter in your life will begin, you will experience important breakthroughs and awakenings, you'll feel the urge to break free from old patterns & lifestyles. For the world, there are some negatives with this conjunction because of the degree its in, which I'll discuss soon. But generally it is about revolution and standing up to dark forces as Krittika is ruled by Agni who is the slayer of darkness. Many of us will easily let go of unhealthy attachments !

Jupiter and Mars are in a mutual exchange of signs from December 27 to early February 2024, which is powerful and gives strength to both planets, this is called Parivartan Yoga. This exchange will give us drive and ambition, but also the courage to stand up for truth, whatever that may mean for us. For the world, this means that the truth will be told boldly without fear, and justice will most likely be served!

Mercury turns direct on January 1, which is a relief for those ruled by Mercury, although it remains in the intense gandata degrees until January 10.

Happy new year to all of you! May this new year bring you health and inner peace, as well as endless possibilities and expansion.


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