The year-end cosmic energies are all about the va va voom of momentum. As you power up for 2023, ask yourself one question: What have I got to move? This recent eclipse season asked us to get the ghost gunk out: working through our most entrenched habit patterns and heart hauntings like a deep-clean face mask. Now, as we cross into 2023, we’re ready to run faster and fresher-faced.
With Jupiter heading through Aries and Taurus; Saturn shifting into Pisces; and 2023’s ruling tarot card, the Chariot, leading the charge, it’s a year for big birthing. And for making your moves without breaking too much of a sweat. Trust that even the smallest shifts you can muster have the power to show life that you’re down for a new dawn.
Sometimes, we think about luck as something gifted blindly by spirit — an arbitrary roll of the dice. Or we believe that getting the good stuff is a balanced equation of effort and reward. But this coming year’s astrology is here to help us make friends with a faith that’s far freer. By taking more chances and covering more ground, we can maximize our odds to meet more magic.
Whether it’s projects, partnerships, or possibilities, 2023’s cosmic landscape wants all your “busting out with it” to feel surprisingly uncomplicated. ‘Tis the time to break ranks with the hesitations and explanations. So get on with it — the whole world is waiting.
Read on for your sign’s year-end outlook, as you bless all that’s gone down and power up for the path ahead.
Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
What’s Gone Down: You’re a star seeker who possesses the power to find signs of life absolutely anywhere. As the year closes, you’re invited to honor your adventuring by conducting a little impact report. Notice what and whom you’ve affected this year — whether it’s a consciousness-changing convo with a friend, or an all-out empire build.
What’s to Come: One of your superpowers is your capacity for presence. When you’re not busy chasing taillights, you possess a spontaneous spark that’s able to meet exactly what meets you in real time. 2023 wants you to go all-out in your immersive experiences. Lose the step-by-step plans and disappear into every moment.
Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
What’s Gone Down: Much of this year asked you to consider your solo-ness — not as a woe-is-me, one-person battle, but as an opportunity to connect with your special spark and powers of creation. As 2022 winds down, take a moment to celebrate your contribution. There are gifts only you can give the world — not because you must, but because you can.
What’s to Come: Your 2023 is like a shimmery hologram — each quicksilver angle gives a new impression. While you’re usually comfy going at a pace fit for old growth trees, this coming year wants you to exist at the speed of light. Lighten up, try more, become more flexible in the face of circumstance, and marvel at the many faces of you.
Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
What’s Gone Down: With Saturn continuing its tour through your sign, 2022 offered you the gift of gravity; it invited you to assess what truly held the most meaning for you and to make your moves accordingly. As the year closes out, be unafraid to evidence these attachments and clutch whatever you cherish close to your chest.
What’s to Come: While you’re often given to grand stands and big plans, 2023 wants more immediacy from you. This means softening some of your urges to mastermind the whole damn operation, and to make a move, any move, that’ll remind yourself you’re alive and kicking. Drop the rounds of drafting and just do it.
Pisces or Pisces Rising
What’s Gone Down: A bit of a back-and-forth between ways of being, 2022 found you taking one step out of your comfort zone, only to hurry back home and put your head under the blankets. As the year closes, honor the enormity of these forays into foreign territories, and trust that your muscles are slowly starting to remember this newness.
What’s to Come: Prepare for graduation, Pisces. 2023 wants you all grown up with adult teeth fit for juicing more out of life. Start by noticing where you’ve given up your agency and are getting whipped by the surf. As the zodiac’s final sign, you have every power packed within you. Time to pack your own lunch, and get to work by working your enormousness.
Aries or Aries Rising
What’s Gone Down: One of your main magic missions is to simply turn life on, Aries. And 2022 required more acts of initiation and immediate action than ever before. As the year closes, exfoliate any worries about how well things got done, or what’s been left undone. Instead, revel in your capacity to keep going on and on, in the face of whatever flew your way.
What’s to Come: While you will undoubtedly acquire new experiences in the year to come, like the intrepid spark plug you are, 2023 wants to remind you of your staggering arsenal of acquired resources. Instead of starting over from scratch just to prove you can, let yourself have it all by having more of what you’ve already got.
Taurus or Taurus Rising
What’s Gone Down: 2022 invited you to answer to your own authority, Taurus, as you learned that taking your own compassionate counsel to heart was by far the best medicine for your soul growth. While your change-averse nature is sometimes viewed as rigid, the closing of this year wants you to celebrate your constancy. Dig in.
What’s to Come: 2023 is like a tiny point of light that starts to make its way under your door. And your only ask is to become available for subtle openings. This means that you’ll be invited to hone your powers of attention and observation. Notice the opportunities and options that can start to grow when you simply shift your gaze to greet them.
Gemini or Gemini Rising
What’s Gone Down: One of your main magic missions is to lift life and lead it: carrying people and possibilities to their next evolutionary locale like a pollinating butterfly. As 2022 closes out, take some time to celebrate your role as a spontaneous guide. Honor the way your wisdom was able to walk those around you to their next waystation.
What’s to Come: You’ve got a natural-born penchant for the bubbly — here to effervesce and lighten things up. And while 2023 doesn’t want to enact any harsh come-downs, it does invite you to explore where you may not be taking yourself seriously. Claim the weight of your words and actions, and commit to believing in your own competency.
Cancer or Cancer Rising
What’s Gone Down: Your water-rulership conjures images of the potent ocean, and 2022 offered some strong tidal pulls. As the year closes, consider how your exploration of the past made you more powerful. Whether it was habit patterns, former beloveds, or a quest after your origins, 2022 invited you to actually enjoy the ancient and eternal within you.
What’s to Come: You’re sometimes given over to tending the village — reaching out to shelter others at the expense of self. 2023 is a reminder that exquisite and attentive knowledge and care of your own matter is the way towards intimacy with others. Let each of your sensitivities reveal how you can serve yourself more self-tailored sweetness.
Leo or Leo Rising
What’s Gone Down: When left to its own devices, your spirit shines brightest when your inner kiddo calls the shots. A whistle off the playground and back to class, the limitations and expectations of 2022 sometimes seemed to counter your endless glitter. As the year closes, brush yourself off, break out the bedazzler, and celebrate the triumph of your creative force.
What’s to Come: You pride yourself on your ability to “appear” — inspiring others through your generous acts of exposure. 2023 asks you to soften your hunger to see and be seen, and to travel into more shaded landscapes. Don’t be afraid to go off-grid, literally or figuratively; trust that any disappearing acts will make your comeback even more courageous.
Virgo or Virgo Rising
What’s Gone Down: An exercise in extra-attentive apprenticeship to your interior, 2022 offered you the opportunity to strengthen your integrity. This meant honing your ability to trust your own particular timing, and to answer to your inner calls, no matter the cost. As the year closes, re-pledge your allegiance to your own process.
What’s to Come: In keeping with all the work you did on self-containment in 2022, the year ahead offers a clear and calm kind of protective seal around you. Whatever ends up going down, know that you possess the superpower to remain magically unaffected by what would usually pull you from center. “Steady on” in the eye of any storm.
Libra or Libra Rising
What’s Gone Down: You’re graced with the power to glimpse the potential in every particle that’s here and coax it towards greatness. 2022 tempered some of your urges to constantly aspire, and instead taught you to find beauty in what was raw and uncut. Let your year’s end feel unapologetically “as is” and honor what’s already more than good enough.
What’s to Come: Smooth and supple, 2023’s energies want to make you more available to getting “worked on” and shaped. This means allowing yourself to remain in process and open to a beginner’s mind, without having to immediately master each move. Above all, this year wants your dedication and devotion. Bend the knee and give all of yourself to it.
Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
What’s Gone Down: 2022 asked you to exfoliate with more grace than ever before — no longer needing to prove anything, and content to enact soul-shaking transformation with a simpler shake-off of old snakeskin. As the year closes, celebrate the elegance of emptiness, acknowledging all the new space you’ve carved out around you.
What’s to Come: You’re wired to dig beneath and bring up what’s hidden. But there’s an already-complete quality to 2023 that invites you to challenge yourself to remain on the surface. Temper your urges to unsettle partnerships or projects, and see what naturally arises — trusting that any signs of so-called stagnancy are here to strengthen existing bonds.