Have you set forth with a resolution to do better? One thing that a look at the planets would add to that storyline is that, try as we might to change, it may be hard to shake the past.
We won’t see a lot of changes happening astrologically this week. Yes, Mercury is in conjunction with Mars, while Mars is trine Jupiter and sextile Saturn. These are aspects that can strengthen our resolve in the New Year. And we’ll need it. Because overall, 2024 will be a year fraught with major changes.
Pluto, the outermost planet — at least I still call it a planet — will shift into Aquarius from Capricorn. The planets farther from the Sun, with their big orbits, take longer to complete a tour through the signs of the zodiac. Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto orbit the sun so slowly you could see them as shaping generations. Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008.
This is a huge change. Look for this year to feel like the end of a chapter or a big series finale. When it comes to what this means for each of us as individuals, my interpretation is this: whatever your resolutions are for the year ahead, it may serve you better to focus on what needs to end for a new chapter to begin.
March 21 – April 19
Pragmatism isn’t your strong suit, so be prepared: this week may challenge you to be more cautious about your decisions. Allow things to come into focus so they’re less “Ooh, shiny!” Look before you leap.
April 20 – May 20
It’s go time for your goals, or for setting them, at least. You’ll be feeling the urge to shoot for the stars as you assess your current situation and think about where you’d like to be a year from now.
May 21 – June 20
If the last few weeks had you feeling off, that’s about to change. Now it may feel like you’re moving at super speed. Go ahead and kick it into high gear and get back to work. The sky’s the limit.
June 21 – July 22
You may be wading through some difficult waters this week. Give your issues room to breathe. Even if they don’t clear up right away, there’s one reward: at least you’ll be able to see them more clearly.
July 23 – Aug. 22
It’s impractical to be the center of attention all the time. Try for once, Leo, to take a step back from that role. You really can go to the gym without posting a selfie. Or make art without having to display it.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
If there is something weighing on you, now’s the time to get to the bottom of it. Likewise, it’s not the time to hold your tongue for the sake of others. Be as clear and direct as possible in your communication.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Exploring your emotional depths and limits can be difficult. Remember to lean on those who are close to you and trust that they will be there for you. This week may entail one of those trust fall exercises.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Cunning Scorpio, consider harnessing that focus and drive in new ways. You’re always planning something, and a strategic approach to whatever that is will get you far.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Lots of little changes over the past several months may be leading you toward much more growth than you imagined. Let the changes come, and take them in stride.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
You’re always the resourceful type, which is even more gratifying when you have the resources you need. Hard work pays off if you let things fall into place.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
If you’re feeling as if you haven’t made any progress, just remember where you were a year ago. Incremental changes add up. Keep on keeping on.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Be open to new possibilities, especially if you feel caught in the fishbowl. The world is much bigger than the place you find yourself in right now. If you’re feeling the limits, it’s time to explore something new.