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Unlocking the Mysteries: A Preview of Astrological Events in 2024

Updated: Feb 1


astrology 2024

2024 starts off slowly, with Mercury retrograde. However, things soon start to move forward when Mercury turns direct on January 2nd. Below is an overview of the major astrological events for 2024. (All dates used are AEDT or AEST, depending on the time of year).



Jupiter into Gemini


Jupiter will move into the sign of Gemini on 26th May 2024. When Jupiter transits through Gemini, it is in the sign of its detriment. Jupiter feels weighed down by Gemini's need to look at things in detail, because Jupiter likes to see the bigger picture. Therefore, those with the Sun in Sagittarius and Pisces, who are ruled by Jupiter, may find this a more challenging period.


Those with the Sun in Gemini, however, as well as the other air signs (Aquarius and Libra) will find this quite a fortunate period. Any opportunities that come along during this time can be successfully capitalised on.


Overall, Jupiter can bring a positive mindset to the collective, with the opportunities for big ideas and growth through learning.


Pluto into Aquarius


Pluto moved into Aquarius on 23rd March 2023. Pluto only spent time here until mid-June, when it retrograded back into Capricorn. It moves back into Aquarius on January 21st, retrogrades back into Capricorn again on September 2nd and then moves back into Aquarius on November 20, where it will stay for approximately the next 20 years.


The last time Pluto moved through Aquarius, was 1778 - 1798. During this time, the world changed dramatically. It was a time when new lands were discovered and many indigenous people on various continents found their ways of life completely destroyed. In some countries, the abolishment of serfdom began. The hot air balloon was also discovered, an Aquarian combination of freedom in the air.


Pluto is all about bringing what is in the darkness, into the light so that it can be transformed. Pluto in Capricorn has highlighted issues regarding authority and leadership (think #me too movement), business and the earth itself. We are now on the tail end of the pandemic, which occurred during this time (with some help from Saturn, Jupiter and Mars to kick it off) and forced us all in to a new way of life.


So what will we see this time around? Aquarius represents humanity, science and technology. I think it is highly likely that we will see a transformation in the way social media is used. We may see more scientific and technological breakthroughs. Aquarius is an air sign and air represents communication and the mental realm. This will also be a major theme. We will also most likely see more raising of children with less gender bias. Groups will become more important as a way of connecting, but hidden agendas will surface.


For those with the Sun in the early degrees of Aquarius, there will be times of big personal transformation over the next few years. Jupiter will add a little cosmic magic from mid-year to the air signs, so it may be change for the better during the second half of the year. For Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio, being forced into making changes may be quite uncomfortable for these fixed signs.


Mercury Retrogrades


Mercury retrograde brings us a time to go within and listen to our inner guidance.


In 2023, Mercury retrogrades in the fire signs, encouraging us to listen to our instincts. I always recommend journaling as a positive practice during this time, as it assists with releasing our thoughts in a clear manner. (I also like to pull an oracle card as part of my journaling practice). Below are the dates that Mercury will be retrograde in 2023.


  • Start the year with Mercury Rx - Direct 2/1 (Sagittarius)

  • 2nd April - 25th May (Aries)

  • 5th August - 29th August (Virgo/Leo)

  • 26th November - 16th December (Sagittarius)


Mars Retrograde


Mars goes retrograde approximately every two years. In 2024, Mars will be retrograde from December 7th and will remain in its retrograde phase until the end of February 2025. Mars will turn retrograde in the sign of Leo and will move back into Cancer. Below is a list of the areas of life that will be impacted for each sign -


  • Aries - Home life and having fun

  • Taurus - Siblings & home life

  • Gemini - Self-worth and areas of communication

  • Cancer - Self-imposed blocks and resources

  • Leo - Taking time out and getting in your own way

  • Virgo - Friendships and introspection

  • Libra - Career and groups

  • Scorpio - Learning and life direction

  • Sagittarius - Areas of the occult and travel

  • Capricorn - Business partnerships and joint assets

  • Aquarius - Health and spouses

  • Pisces - Children and daily routine


Eclipses


We have two Solar Eclipses and two Lunar Eclipses in 2024. A Solar Eclipse occurs on a New Moon and a Lunar Eclipse occurs on a Full Moon. For a New or Full Moon to be an eclipse, the nodes need to be within 19 degrees of the Sun and Moon.


The first Lunar Eclipse occurs on March 25th @ 5 degrees 07 minutes of Libra. We are asked during this time to take a step back and release any projections we have placed on others. Questions to ask ourselves under this Full Moon Eclipse  -  What feelings being eclipsed at this time? Where are you feeling emotionally blocked?


The first Solar Eclipse occurs on April 9th @ 19 degrees 24 minutes of Aries. Start a new adventure or something that takes courage under this New Moon eclipse. Take action to manifest your dreams. With this eclipse, it will be easy to be lead by our feelings, so be certain of what you want to achieve before taking action. Mercury retrograde and Chiron are both conjunct this Solar Eclipse, indicating that honest communication is key in order to move past any hurt feelings that may arise.


The second Lunar Eclipse of the year occurs on September 18th @ 25 degrees 40 minutes of Pisces. This is the first of the Virgo/Pisces eclipses (we will see more of them in 2025). This Full Moon Eclipse is asking us to release old patterns and any destructive or addictive behaviour. Release the need to be all things to all people. The conjunction to the Moon from Neptune and the square from Jupiter brings heightened emotions and increased sensitivity.


The final eclipse for 2024 is a Solar Eclipse and occurs on October 3rd @ 10 degrees 03 minutes of Libra. This eclipse is highlighting our relationships. It's time to ponder on the possibility that you are being eclipsed by another. Do you allow yourself to shine in your own right? There is the potential for words to be spoken in anger during this time, due to the influence of Mars and Mercury.


To see how these eclipses may influence you in 2024, plot them on your own birth chart to see which areas of life may be affected. If an eclipse falls in the same sign and degree as one of your natal planets, it will have a very strong impact. Use the energy wisely.


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I wish you all a magical 2024!








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