It’s that time of year where naturally our thoughts may be turning to what 2024 might have in store for us astrologically. Here are what I think are the top transits to keep an eye on next year. The first two (Pluto into Aquarius and Jupiter conjunct Uranus) happen infrequently so are more marked in how we experience them.
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Sphere of influence: Aries and Libra houses, Tropical signs and the associated houses: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
The eclipses will continue to form next year across the Aries-Libra axis. If you have any planets in these signs, or in any of the tropical (cardinal) signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn – these may be more significant for you, especially if making exact degree based aspects to those planets. Eclipses herald turning points or significant beginnings or endings relating to the topics of the Aries and Libra houses in your birth chart. For the eclipse charts and exact dates see my post Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2024
Pluto into Aquarius and Cazimi
- Collective sphere of influence: Social, cultural, political, technological
- Personal sphere of influence: Topics of your Aquarius house, planets between 0-6° of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
The year kicks of with Pluto’s entry back in to Aquarius on 21st January. We had a taster of what this may feel like, or how it might show up between March and June earlier this year, when it made it’s first appearance there. It will make a final brief visit to Capricorn in September through November of 2024, subsequently settling into Aquarius for the next 20 years on 19th November. What’s noticeable about the 2024 ingress is that immediately Pluto will be in a conjunction with the Sun. As it will be in the same degree as the Sun it can be considered cazimi according to the Hellenistic astrology tradition. This lends power and significance to a planet, expressed through the Sun. You can find out find out more about what a planet being cazimi means in my post or my YouTube video.
Pluto’s re-entry into Aquarius heralds continuing changes relating to social themes, technology, and power dynamics, with a tension between the past and future, and tradition and progression, leading to profound changes in the long run. Our fears or struggles around these may be part of that, and need to be consciously addressed.
This is bound to affect everyone in one way or another, but on a more personal level you may get some idea of what this might mean for you by looking back this year to what was happening regarding the house topics where Aquarius falls in your chart (for a list of house topics see the table at the end of this post). Did you feel any shifts and the slow beginnings of transformation in that area of life? Did the themes of self-empowerment, wealth, or healing of old wounds or issues arise? If you have any planets between 0-6° of the fixed signs this transit is more likely to be relevant for you. Pluto will be moving through these degrees and therefore aspecting planets at those degrees.
Jupiter conjunct Uranus
- Collective sphere of influence: Technology, ideas, beauty and the arts, material resources
- Personal sphere of influence: Topics of your Taurus house, planets between 17-23° of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Of all the transits this is the one I’m most looking forward to. Jupiter conjuncts Uranus at 20° Taurus on April 20th 2024, although this may be felt as it approaches and separates within a 3° orb (so for a period from March to May).
The uniting of these two planets promises new, unexpected, progressive or exciting breakthroughs with an air of hope and optimism. It potentially can help us break with what no longer serves us, and help us move forward on a more authentic and inspired path.
The conjunction is likely to bring growth or expansion with practical results that could relate to the topics of material possessions, money, food, technology or the arts. Inspired insights may lead to innovation or progress connected to these topics, or in the realms of knowledge, learning or the law.
Both planets are associated with liberation and freedom, and Uranus also adds a revolutionary and unconventional quality, so these will be key themes in events that unfold collectively or in your own personal experiences. To see in what areas of life this might be relevant for you, look to where Taurus and the other fixed signs fall in your birth chart, and the topics of those houses, especially if youy have natal planets between 17-23° of those signs.
Jupiter into Gemini
- Collective sphere of influence: Information, communication, education, mobility, commerce
- Personal sphere of influence: Topics of your Gemini house, planets between 0-21° of the double-bodied (mutable) signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
The last time Jupiter moved into in Gemini was in June 2012 where it stayed for approximately a year, so it’s been a while since we’ve experienced this combination. When a planet ingresses a sign it can make a splash, indicating what themes are likely to arise during it’s stay there. Jupiter moves into Gemini on 26 May 2024, leaving in June 2025.
As this is a Mercury ruled sign we can expect to see Jupiter’s expansive influence affect topics of data and information, communication, education, mobility, commerce and perhaps finance. On a personal level these topics might be relevant for you along with those of the Gemini house in your birth chart. You may find yourself seeking growth, cohesion, liberation, recovery or healing, new horizons, making improvements, or finding more meaning and purpose regarding those topics.
Jupiter in Gemini square Saturn in Pisces
Whilst in Gemini, Jupiter will make an exact square (and remain exact) in August between 17th and 23rd, and then again on 24th December. At this point Jupiter will be retrograde and Saturn direct.
With these planets of contrary qualities in a square aspect, we might expect some push and pull between liberation and constraint, expansion and contraction, hopes and dreams versus reality, with a need to revisit or revise what’s gone before. Adjustments and compromise may be needed to harmonise these oppositional qualities. Saturn will be in the superior position, making the Saturnian influences of realism, patience and limits more dominant. Mars will also be conjunct Jupiter adding some spice into the mix.
The last time Jupiter and Saturn were in a square was in 2016, so look back to the period between March and May of that year to get a flavour of what this transit might be like for you. Jupiter was in the other Mercury ruled sign, Virgo within a 3° orb of the exact square during this time.
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