With so many global developments, I figured it was time to write a few (okay, almost four thousand) words about the current astrological climate. On deck: artificial intelligence, the global economy, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and the currently Hollywood strikes.
I originally planned on publishing the “astrological year ahead” in January.
However, January and February had more in common with 2022 than 2023. For all intents and purposes, the new year begins in March (and not just because of the sun’s ingress into Aries on March 20th at 5:24 PM Eastern Time) because it’s a month that delivers a new moon at 0 degrees of Aries, Saturn’s entry into Pisces, and Pluto’s brief initial visit to Aquarius.
In other words, March is when a new astrological chapter begins. The shift, however, will be subtle. Remember, astrology deals with long-term cycles of transition and change.
Claims of an overnight “new life-changing reality” and “new portals that open up and help manifestations happen at lighting speed” for people of certain sun signs may make for fun TikTok content, but that’s not how astrology works. Seriously, what is with the constant mention of “portals”? Enough already.
Let’s uncover and analyze the major astrological events of 2023.
THE 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION & THE UNITED STATES’ PLUTO RETURN
The United States’ 2022 midterm elections are in the rearview mirror, and the astrology mainly played out as expected.
Two events took place on November 8: Election Day and a lunar eclipse in Taurus tightly conjunct (in other words, “practically on top of”) Uranus — the planet of chaos, surprises, twists, and unexpected developments.
It was that strong Uranus influence that led me to, in my last blog post, write: “I do not expect the 2022 midterm elections to go smoothly or come and go with little fanfare. I also expect at least one race to have a significant upset.”
Before 2022 ends and I write about the astrology of 2023 (and who will be most affected; look for that post the first week of December), I want to provide a status report on the current astrological climate and touch on some of the topics and people I am most asked about.
On February 24, 2022, Russia deployed the largest conventional military attack in Europe since World War II and invaded Ukraine, its neighboring nation.
Astrological analysis can give us a sense of the influences that led to this situation, what the upcoming landscape looks like, and how long this is likely to play out.
But first, let me answer a question that often arises. “Did astrologers see this coming?”. Unless an astrologer was already analyzing the charts of Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, they would be unaware of the astrology that creates this kind of ‘perfect storm’.