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Your horoscope for the year ahead

Here's what's in store for you in 2024.

Jupiter and Pluto, the largest and smallest planets, influence this year’s terrestrial rhythms. Slow-moving Pluto’s changes are generational, and in January the dwarf planet makes its first sign shift since 2008 into Aquarius, zodiac zone of electricity, technology and the collective.

So, what can we expect when the planet of seismic upheaval arrives in the sign of community futures? Advances in robotics and space exploration, digital everything, social unrest. Hello, flying cars, goodbye cash transactions.

Jupiter’s late May entry into Gemini for a year energising communications, transportation, trade and travel provides a welcome balance. On a personal level Gemini is a sociable sign, so genial Jupiter’s presence here is outgoing and optimistic.

Best projected outcomes for 2024? That, as the Aquarian process moves society from ‘me’ to ‘we’, this year’s North Node in trailblazing Aries and South Node in harmonising Libra align the hive mind in creative collaboration, mutual respect and inspired problem solving. Here’s your horoscope for 2024.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21

Big picture: With the North Node in your sign for the first time since 2006, this year rolls out the red carpet for Aries to take centrestage. This is your party, so reach for your best and finest capabilities to surprise and inspire everyone, even yourself.

Money matters: Jupiter stimulating your financial sector for the first half of 2024 advises capitalising on your assets, and then from June onwards you can enjoy the rewards.

Connections: When Jupiter jumps into your local zone in late May, neighbours or relatives could be especially helpful, so be generous in acknowledging all those who lift the wind beneath your wings.

The inner you: Chiron’s extended passage of self-knowledge through Aries continues producing beautiful opportunities for listening to your interior intelligence. This is a power-packed year on every level, so remember to keep tuning into your body’s needs for restorative self-care.

Food for thought: “All the way to heaven is heaven. Be who you were meant to be and you will set the world ablaze,” Saint Catherine of Siena, Aries mystic.

Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21

Big picture: With Jupiter boosting confidence and enthusiasm in your earthy sign till late May, you can’t help but attract what you want. Whatever you set up in the first half of 2024 pays off in spades in the last.

Money matters: Generous Jupiter’s late May move into your sector of material possessions suggests a profitable and productive year of improving finances. Though, as you already may know, calculated risks are the only ones to take.

Connections: In this time of deep divides when the goalposts keep shifting, North Node in your zodiac zone of shared resources suggests strategic teaming-up for business wins, while Jupiter the Greater Benefic steers you towards those treasured beings who start a party in your heart.

The inner you: Artistic Venus, your galactic guide, recommends this note to self: Remember this year to give, receive and appreciate the many-splendoured sensual pleasures at life’s unceasing banquet table.

Food for thought: “The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world,” Joanna Macy, Taurus environmental activist.

Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22

Big picture: Jupiter’s 12-yearly visit to your sign on May 25 ushers in 12 months of growth and abundance. Take note, though, that the expansive planet can also bring too much of a good thing, like extra weight …

Money matters: Excessive Jupiter in your sign carries a risk of overindulgence. Money comes easily, and leaves even quicker, so consider an online shopping moratorium. If any year screamed budgetary discretion for Gemini, it’s this one.

Connections: You’ll want to start 2024 by recycling relationships past their use-by date to make space for the exuberant planet glamorising your partnership magnetism to attract new who knows who.

The inner you: Challenges that once seemed overwhelming dissolve in a positive and optimistic can-do attitude, a refreshed perspective. What happened in the past is now less interesting than the unfolding present.

Food for thought: “We are relational beings. Relating is a need like food and water. We are in a relationship with everything, all the time. We are in a relationship not only with each other and ourselves, but also with place, our ancestry and the entire natural world,” Liat Lev, Gemini dance teacher.

Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23

Big picture: This year’s North Node favours the brave with sparkly opportunities for those willing to flow with sudden change. In the liminal space between one door closing and another opening, your Cancerian superpower of making home wherever you are is your greatest ally in 2024.

Money matters: Professional pivots and industry shake-ups ensure that the economic scene is anything but dull. And suggest that charity work, volunteering and helping others could offer this year’s true gold of soul satisfaction. 

Connections: Your connection to yourself will be your most rewarding this year, which offers both pleasure and growth if you dare to pull a vanishing act from social media and spend quiet time strengthening and regenerating your internal world.

The inner you: Jupiter activates a cycle of closure this year to assist Cancerians in a deep shedding of old fears, anxieties and ingrained tendencies.

Food for thought: “I am only one…but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do something that I can do. Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it,” Helen Keller, Cancer disability rights activist.

Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23

Big picture: The earth journey as a Leo is about individual creative expression. This year’s energetics in Aquarius, the opposite sign to yours on the astro-wheel, ask for group communitas, while the North Node sends your majesty on an intensive learning quest in 2024.

Money matters: Your network of friends and acquaintances, both in the real and in the digital world, is your most important economic resource during this year’s fruitful Jupiter transit. But be continually vigilant to delete any scarcity narratives which block the flow of abundance.

Connections: Jupiter transiting your community zone from June onwards brings fresh energy to group activities, which could see you taking an increasingly leading role in committees, councils and organisations sharing common causes or ideals.

The inner you: Less means more in the coming year: Specifically less self-focus, which opens up more breathing space to discover a magical flow in the rhythms, exchanges and affections of daily life that you might not have thought could be possible. 

Food for thought: “Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art. And anything worth doing is worth doing slowly,” Mae West, Leo screen star.

Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23

Big picture: From June onwards, Jupiter invigorates Virgo’s astro-sector of public recognition and professional success, suggesting the likelihood of new job opportunities, career advancement and business-related travel. There is also the possibility of a promotion, diploma or an award for your achievements.

Money matters: The North Node schedules this year for learning to advocate through the intricacies of merging finances with others. During which, remember that what is really meant for you won’t feel like a hard sell.

Connections: From mid-year onwards all manner of influential connections could swarm into your orbit with support, so forget playing the shrinking Virgo violet. Take a breath and step into the limelight.

The inner you: Declutter your networks. Get choosier with commitments. Decline invitations that don’t feel aligned. Launch a serious internal detox of old concepts, passé behaviours and autopilot responses crowding your mind-space. Lavish the outer you with plenty of love, too.

Food for thought: “We know the world by and through our bodies. This is our lab; we can’t experiment without it. It is our home too. The only home we really possess,” Jeanette Winterson, Virgo writer.

Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23

Big picture: With Jupiter’s mid-year move expanding your horizons, mental perspectives and social diversity, 2024 calls on your accumulated experience and wisdom, with learning, teaching and mentoring all highlighted.

Money matters: Business dealings, particularly long distance ones, are likely to become increasingly profitable after the middle of the year, when legal matters are also more likely to work in your favour.

Connections: If you’ve been playing by the script, this year’s North Node placement could provide just the relational shake-up you need, so lean in to interactions that challenge you. Look for the value in even your prickliest connections.

The inner you: This year asks where are you too accommodating? Care too much what others think? Leave things unsaid to avoid conflict? Be brave this year and speak up. South Node in Libra’s advice is that one person doing it with grace encourages others.

Food for thought: “A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things,” Eleanor Roosevelt, Libra human rights activist.

Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22

Big picture: Your natural affinity with the Plutonic process of transformation sees Scorpio’s soul archetype of the phoenix ascendant this year. When Jupiter enters Scorpio’s sector of forensic investigation in late May, your comprehension of the world’s workings receives a major growth spurt.

Money matters: Astrological North Node suggests that savvy financial alliances set up in the first half of 2024 bloom from June onwards, with economic increases possible from managing joint resources or other peoples’ funds.

Connections: South Node makes this year about Scorpios giving back. About bringing your wealth of experience and capacity for deep understanding to others as a reliable advisor, professional counsellor or valued friend.

The inner you: Your most important support during this year’s metamorphic process? Practising hilaritas, the ancient art of finding the funny – as in maintaining a sense of humour and buoyancy, no matter what.

Food for thought: “It’s our responsibility to remember that we are all different, we all have different paths in life. And that the goal is not to get rid of your fears. It’s to learn how to dance with them,” Whoopi Goldberg, Scorpio actor and comedian.

Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21

Big picture: If you’ve been in a holding pattern, searching for a clear path forward, this year’s North Node suggests it’s in passion projects that channel your creative fire. So embrace trial and error, because stumbles can be a large part of the fun.

Money matters: Networking is by far your smartest economic strategy this year, during which the hard sell is likely to be significantly less successful than the softer variety.

Connections:South Node in your friendship sector recommends completing any relevant relationship housework before Jupiter’s mid-year move to your opposite sign on the astro-wheel puts partnerships full front and centre for the next 12 months.

The inner you: The North Node brings an evolutionary push towards your destiny. So relish the creativity that arises when you’re painted into a corner and propelled out of your usual groove, because don’t you of all signs love a new frontier?

Food for thought: “If we were to lose the ability to be emotional, if we were to lose the ability to be angry, to be outraged, we would be robots. And I refuse that.” Arundhati Roy, Sagittarius author

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20

Big picture: This year’s South Node indicates that you’ve taken something as far as it can go. And if that means a vocational metamorphosis, be honest about what has reached the end of its shelf life, then tune in and listen to what life wants to give you.

Money matters: You artists of economic thrift will be rewarded when Jupiter the magnanimous planet starts expanding your work story around mid-year, and the value of the service you provide attracts higher financial rewards.

Connections: Astrological North Node situated this year in your home, family and foundational zone suggests an increase in joy and satisfaction through loved ones, relatives, co-workers and clients during this cycle.

The inner you: While the process isn’t always easy, shedding public roles you’ve outgrown – a necessary step to recalibrating your life’s direction this year – can also be a welcome relief.

Food for thought: “If we don’t sit down and shut up once in a while we’ll lose our minds even earlier than we had expected. Noise is an imposition on sanity, and we live in very noisy times.” Joan Baez, Capricorn musician

Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19

Big picture: Pluto’s big news move into Aquarius helps you personally to eliminate what’s no longer working in your life, and rebuild resilience based on a more connected and sustainable understanding of the world around you.

Money matters: There’s no easy fix to 2024’s shifting financial sands, and wise Waterpourers will wait rather than wade in. Focussing on day-to-day consistency does actually assist in achieving economic stabilization.

Connections: North Node in your realm of local exchange suggests your neighbourhood could provide new adventures by uncovering hidden gems in your own backyard.

The inner you: In the human body, Aquarius rules the circulatory system which distributes information and energy where they’re needed. Give yourself the time, space and conditions necessary to absorb and integrate this year’s input.

Food for thought: “I believe that every one of us has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by past generations, but it’s up to us to find solutions today so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.” Shakira, Aquarian singer songwriter.

Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20

Big picture:The stabilizing, steadying influence of sensible Saturn in your sign keeps your feet on the ground this year – or fins in the water, if you prefer – and while it’s not promising a walk in the park, the practical planet can guide your step by step progress into manifesting some of those Piscean dreams.

Money matters: North Node in your money zone renews economic confidence, while Jupiter supports working from home or a family business. An inheritance is possible this year, or profits from buying and selling real estate.

Connections: Jupiter settling midyear into your domestic sector makes close homies, relatives and entertaining at Crab Casa the focus of this year’s warmest and most rewarding interactions.

The inner you: South Node in 2024 brings tests and lessons for Pisceans – some delightful, others not so much – in caring, sharing and learning who to trust.

Food for thought: “You cannot save people. You can only love them. It is easy to love and there are so many ways to do it. What I cannot love, I overlook.” Anais Nin, Pisces writer

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