Another year is upon us, with a new set of astrological events to guide and inspire us. While there is not a ton of things happening this year, there are some major events to be aware of including Pluto moving into Aquarius this January and a Total Solar Eclipse (viewable from North America) happening on April 8th. Both of these events will illuminate your power, help you feel your soul's destiny, and encourage you to take action to contribute your energy to the greater collective in a way only you can. This coincides with the overall numerological theme of this year which a Universal Eight year.
Below find a list of the key astrological dates of 2024. You can learn more in my 2024 astrology forecast live on January 18th at 2pm PT on Zoom. Sign up here.
This eclipse is our second in the Aries/Libra series and encourages a release around relationships that have reached culmination. The South Node wants us to let go and with Venus, that release work relates to our relationships.
The Total Solar Eclipse in Aries will be the event of the year. This Eclipse will be viewed from various places across North America including Dallas TX, Austin TX, Little Rock AK, Indianapolis IN, Cleveland OH, Buffalo NY, and Burlington VT among other cites. Stayed tuned for more details on where to view this Eclipse as we grow closer.
This is our first eclipse happening on the Pisces/Virgo axis which will continue throughout 2025 and will give us a sneak peak of things we will be confronting over next year.
This eclipse is our final in the Aries/Libra series and will usher in a period of closure for this area of our life.
The retrogrades this year are (mostly) contained within the three fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius…indicating their potential for fiery misunderstandings. There’s also lots of heartfelt creativity in fire signs, though, so any snafus could likely be creatively reinterpreted.
Mercury conjuncts the South Node one day per year and whenever it does, fated conversations happen. The nodes of the Moon are extremely sensitive places and when a planet connects with them, events that seem eerily familiar can occur. The South node of the Moon is also where we’re working to release energy– so this moment might speak to a conversation that has been waiting in the wings.
OTHER PLANETARY RETROGRADES
- Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius: May 2nd - Oct 11th (from 02°06 Aquarius to 29°38 Capricorn)
- Saturn Retrograde in Pisces: June 29th - Nov 15th (from 19°25 Pisces to 12°41 Pisces)
- Neptune Retrograde in Pisces: July 1st- Dec 7th (from 29°55 Pisces to 27°07 Pisces)
- Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: Sept 1st- Jan 30th, 2025 (from 27°15 Taurus to 23°15 Taurus)
- Jupiter Retrograde in Gemini: Oct 9th - Feb 4th, 2025 (from 21°20 Gemini to 11°16 Gemini)
- Mars Retrograde in Leo: Dec 6th - Feb 25th, 2025 (from 06°10 Leo to 17°00 Cancer)
This is one of the most magical days of the year. Venus and Jupiter are the two “benefic” planets and when they connect, sweetness abounds. This is a beautiful day to take it easy and let your worries wash away. Because this conjunction is happening in the sign of Taurus, it also encourages all matters of Earthly delights– a picnic or a hike in nature would be time well spent.
Venus cazimi is a magical time for love and in the sign of the twins…it’s double the love! This is one of the most beautiful moments in the year for having an important conversation, or reaching out to someone that you would like to get to know better. Love will quite literally be in the air!
This is a sweet moment for love in our lives as Jupiter will expand the hopeful energy of Venus in Sagittarius. You might be planning a trip with a loved one, or just getting excited about the possibilities ahead together. Remember that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, though, so notice where your indulgences might easily get out of hand.
Venus conjunct the South Node wants us all to let go of any love that is no longer serving the present moment. There may be fated conversations happening in relationships as ideas around connection are upended. This is also a beautiful moment for a brand new beginning regarding values. As Venus is ultimately about how we care, look around and notice the choices that you’re making– consciously and otherwise.
Venus connecting with fellow benefic Jupiter is a blessing of a transit for all. While it’s not necessarily a great moment for having the energy to work very hard or do anything too strenuous, it does want us to lean into relaxation and celebrate the abundant connections in our lives. Because this transit is happening in air signs, it’s about connecting for connectings sake. People will be excited to see and be seen with others and new friendships are more than possible.
2024 begins with a loud moment of transformation, as the Sun connects with Pluto. We call this a “cazimi” moment in astrology, and it signals the planet connecting with the Sun being purified. As Pluto is already the ultimate planet of rebirth, it’s a beautiful moment to set intentions for the year ahead.
Mere hours after Pluto connects with the Sun at the final minute of Capricorn, it returns to Aquarius. We received a sneak peek of this transit in 2023 and now it’s (almost) here to stay for the next couple decades. Pluto in Aquarius signals a major shift in technology and the infrastructure of our society as a whole. Pay close attention to the Aquarius area of your chart this year, as a powerful transformation is brewing. Learn more about Pluto in Aquarius in the Aquarius Season Workbook.
Pluto will return to Capricorn for the FINAL time of our lives today and signals the last couple months of clean up for this area of our life– forever. If there’s anything you’ve been avoiding in the Capricorn area of your chart, expect it to be loud and clear the second half of the year. Now is the time to address any lingering concerns in this area and release the work that’s been centered here since 2009.
Today marks the final time Pluto will enter Aquarius in our lifetime. It will remain in the sign for 20 years and will utterly transform the area of life that Aquarius rules in all of our personal charts. Pluto in Aquarius has so far seen the rise of AI and that’s expected to continue. Our collective society is undergoing a deep rebirth from now until 2045 and will likely be unrecognizable on the other side.
Mars and Pluto are the two “malefic” planets in astrology and when they come together…something EXTREME is bound to occur. Depending on where this conjunction happens in your birth chart is where you’ll be looking to launch into something entirely new. Be on the lookout for power struggles and don’t compromise on your (perhaps secret) desires.
When Mars and Uranus come together…unexpected things happen, and often quickly. This energy is definitively unsettling and will buck the status quo as an act of rebellion. And hopefully, also, to break ground on something revolutionary. This can also be an accident prone energy so caution should be exercised around this date. It’s ok to reinvent the wheel, but it’s more impactful with true purpose.
If there was any advice for tax season in 2024…it would be to get your taxes done well before the deadline! Because of a coinciding Mercury retrograde in April, it’s a stubborn and frustrating time for getting things accomplished as planned. Mars wants to move fast while Saturn takes its time and moves methodically. When these two planets come together, frustrations are par for the course.
This transit is a slippery slope for Mars, and happening in Pisces, might even end up being literal! If there are any literal or metaphorical puddles around it would serve to be mindful of them on this date. Mars typically likes to move quickly and pointedly, while Neptune diffuses energy and can make things especially unclear. This leads to confusion around where we’re headed and why. On the positive side, Neptune can lend Mars empathetic and intuitive guidance on which direction to go next.
We’re all primed and ready for ACTION on this Spring day in May and anything you’re hopeful to get a head start on will benefit from the forward momentum. The North Node is always hungry for more, so this is a majorly independent energy. If you’re looking to strike out on your own in any way, this day marks a promising energy for doing your own thing.
Our wounds are likely to be screaming at us at the end of May because of Mars connecting with Chiron. This transit occurs every two years so it’s not extremely uncommon, but that doesn’t make it any less tender.
There’s no way around it, Mars square Pluto is a difficult transit. These are two “malefic” planets and when they come together, especially in a tense aspect, there is a promise of change. While Mars wants to move ahead at all costs, Pluto will force a deep excavation before charging forward. The two energies will have to be reconciled and before there’s closure– there might be a few tough corners to round.
This is a “shock and awe” transit and sudden changes should be expected. This can also be an accident prone meetup, so it’s important to exercise caution around this time. As it’s happening in Taurus, there could be upsets in the food supply or other unexpected and sudden happenings regarding the physical world. On a personal level, the Taurus area of our birth charts will experience some level of surprise– or a “lightning bolt” moment regarding the topics of the Taurus house.
Mars can act as an expediter when it connects with other planets, and when it’s in the same sign as Jupiter…it wants growth NOW. Jupiter also expands anything that it touches, so the Martial themes are going to be especially charged on this date. Pay attention to the conversations that are happening around you and the promises attached.
This is a glaring stop sign of a transit– and a minimum a frustrating detour. Saturn watns things to be done diligently and isn’t worried about how much time it takes to accomplish the job. Saturn knows good things are worth waiting for and that often means the passage of time in pursuit of perfection. Mars, on the other hand, is ready to go…NOW. Meeting in a tense aspect means there could be frustrations around moving forward. Trust that the slow down is happening for a reason and it will serve to be diligent in the long run.
In a literal sense, this is a great day for water aerobics! But if you’re not up for treading water, you might feel like it’s an appropriate metaphor anyway. Neptune can be confusing and obscure things, so when it connects with Mars in a difficult arrangement, things can get more than a little confusing!
Mars and Pluto are both at the “anaretic” degree at this time, which can signal a crisis of sorts. Because Pluto is finishing up its time in Capricorn, for the last month in our lifetime, something is reaching a turning point that will mark its ultimate end. Whatever is ending around this date for you personally can be trusted as closure that needs to happen and is ultimately for your highest and greatest good.
A Mars retrograde is rarely a welcomed transit, but it’s definitely happening for a reason. Mars goes retrograde every two years and serves as a review period for our previous actions. The entire holiday season will be impacted by this transit, and will shake up whatever you were once up to in the Leo and Cancer areas of your chart.
Jupiter is the great benefic and makes everything that it touches greatly expand in a positive light. When it connects with the Sun, there will be an infectious energy in the air. This is a very hopeful and inspiring day.
This is one of the most rare transits of the year, and arguably of the decade! Jupiter only connects with Uranus once every 12 years, so this marks a major shift both personally and collectively. Look to the Taurus area of your chart to witness where changes will happen– and likely very unexpected and sudden ones.
Jupiter spends about one year in each sign and this year it will enter the sign of the twins. Because this planet expands everything it touches, the Gemini area of our birth charts might just DOUBLE!
There is a push and pull between growth and remaining steady with this transit. While Jupiter is all about bounty and expanse, Saturn constricts and slows. These are very different energies that will fight to come out on top…though Saturn will likely be the ultimate victor.
This transit occurred back in August at almost the same degrees and is now happening again. Think back to mid-August and see if you’re coming up against a similar growth edge now. While it might not be the exact same event, it might rhyme with what happened previously!
Saturn doesn’t get the most fan fare because of its frequently difficult transits, but all it asks is that you follow the rules so that you can mature. And today, especially, is one of those times. If there’s anything in your life, particularly in the Pisces area of your birth chart, that you’re hoping to excel at over time…this day makes a wonderful opportunity to lay the groundwork. Saturn will be supercharged by the Sun and purified for fresh groundwork to be laid.
This marks a major moment for healing in 2024. Chiron is always about our deepest wounds, and when it connects with the North Node…we’re moving towards them bravely. As this lands only a few days after Valentine’s Day, our sensitivities, and capacity to heal, will be factoring heavily in our committed partnerships.
Cazimis are moments when a planet connects with the Sun and is purified by its heat. When we’re talking about Chiron, it’s a unique moment for us to approach our healing from a new place. This day marks a cleansing for our wounded healer selves, and is a beautiful moment to commit to addressing our deepest hurts.
Transits in Calendar Order