March 21 – April 19
What a time to be alive, Aries! The beginning of 2023 is very auspicious for you as your career plans and financial standing take a bold and grounded shift to highlight your hard work and effort with much-deserved rewards. It’s a great time to re-evaluate your social and networking circles; let go of whatever and whomever no longer fit the standards of your passionate and adventurous side. (If it feels like dead weight, it’s time to cut it loose.) You will be pleased at how quickly things turn around for you once you are energetically free to pursue people, things and places that please you.
April 20 – May 20
If things have felt a little too out of control for you lately, dear Taurus, then the start of 2023 will bring a breath of reprieve as the pace of life slips into something more comfortable for you. This is the time to focus on your best-laid plans for the rest of the year. Focus on how you want to grow and expand beyond where you are now—this could mean pursuing new areas of study or diving deeper into current expressions of your experiences. The time to act will come soon enough. Now is the time to gather and master information in preparation for the next cycle of your journey. Sharing your goals and ideas will also set you up for success later.
May 21 – June 20
Rest and hibernation may be the only thing on your subconscious agenda right now, Gemini, and the best advice I can give is to not fight it. You may want to do all the things all the time, but even the sun must set to give way for quieter energies. This time is for you to pay attention to the subtleties of your thoughts and dreams. You are a master of awareness when it comes to conscious ideas, but try turning that skill inward to navigate the thicker energies that surround you. Big ideas and new philosophies will soon ignite your drive and move things forward. As always, you will get to share your expertise with others—just take this time to integrate first.
June 21 – July 22
Your relationships, both personal and professional, will ground you at this time, and this could feel like either ultimate security or restless suffocation. It will all depend on how you choose to experience it. Asking yourself deeper and more intimate questions about what you really want out of your connections and situations will help to bring clarity and understanding of what may need to come next for you. Remember, being flexible and open to the constant shifts and turns in life will take you to places you may have never considered but will end up loving the most.
July 23 – August 22
Work, work, work. For the love of success and money, your social calendar and personal relationships may not be the primary focus for you right now. And that’s OK! You’re being shown what’s possible with dedication and commitment to your career, job or trade, and it’s propelling you forward and setting you up nicely for favorable outcomes. Some relationships may face challenges at this time or even run their course completely. What is meant to stay and last will, so don’t worry too much about it. The foundations you build and tend to now will stand the test of time.
August 23 – September 22
Slow and steady wins this race, lovely Virgo. Taking your time to really map out and prioritize your goals alongside your desires will pay off handsomely later. You have been asked to show discipline and restraint for a while now and that isn’t changing just yet. Trust that your reward for a job well done is promised and almost ready to be revealed to you. Your personal relationships will also take a very intimate and romantic turn, and you may feel swept up in your own rom-com story. You are the main character and everyone around you is enjoying the vibe. Own it!
eptember 23 – October 22
Money matters are the big mood for you as we start off the new year, Libra. There may be a shift in focus as your home life calls for you to get your affairs in order. Because you are ruled by Venus, the health of your environment will always be a top priority and catalyst for attracting more of that beauty and abundance energy into your life. Recommitting to a loved hobby or passion project now will have favorable results in more ways than one. Falling in love with your life—with all aspects, including the mundane—sets the stage for the harmonious, magical fairytale of your dreams coming true.
October 23 – November 21
Planning a trip, either with family or to visit family, may take an unexpected (but not necessarily negative) turn, so getting a head start on the logistics may be a good idea. Staying open to change and allowing yourself to “go with the flow” will yield a much better time than steadfastly attaching yourself to controlling the situation(s). There is a strangeness to the energy of the beginning of the year, and you may feel wary as you move ahead, but you of all people should know that there is so much to be experienced and enjoyed in the weird. You are the master of alchemy so don’t be afraid to create the life you want with the scraps you find around you.
November 22 – December 21
The New Year’s resolution bug is biting, and you are scratching the itch. Starting the year off with a strong focus on health and wealth will set you up for success in the coming months, dear Sag. You’ll be motivated to create and stick with routines that fuel your needs to be in good physical standing. Grounding deeper into your financial security is also a top priority, and making solid investment plans now is encouraged. Just make sure you are sharing your ideas with the right people and circles. You want positive energy feeding your goals; haters need not apply.
December 22 – January 19
There’s a reason we start each new year with the sun in your sign, Capricorn. You set the bar for leading the charge in goal-setting and success-based endeavors. Your inner child is taking center stage right now and pursuing passion projects and engaging in fun experiences, and deepening intimate connections with loved ones is at the forefront of your to do list. You may find yourself in unique and unexpected situations when it comes to financial foundations, but rolling with the punches will most certainly yield favorable results.
January 20 – February 18
If all you want to do is curl up in a blanket and hibernate for a while, then you have full permission to proceed. You may find yourself swinging from one extreme of social battery and tolerance to the next in the coming months; understand that shifts and changes are inevitable and honoring your own cycles is the best way to move through them. Your dreams are heavy with cryptic messages of future plans. Figuring it all out right now may not be possible, but place the puzzle pieces where they go once it becomes clearer. Rest and charge up for the next wave of energy that is bound to come.
February 19 – March 20
Social gatherings and parties will have you in a festive mood in the coming months. You may also find yourself making travel plans with friends that feed your inner bougie nature. Romanticizing your life is the big mood for you, dear Pisces, so go ahead and fall in love with love. Just don’t take anything too seriously at this time. It’s all fun and games and should be understood as such. Move with magic and consistent frequency. A butterfly flits around constantly but always leaves the observer in awe of its beauty and grace.
Chantal Mullens is a full-time astrologer, tarot reader and life coach living in Germany with her two young children and two cats. She has many Capital Region clients; find her full list of services on her website: akashiccystalhealing.com.