Pluto Enters Aquarius: The Birth of a New Era


In 2024, Pluto’s grand reentrance into Aquarius signals a seismic shift, crumbling outdated structures and reshaping our lives. Prepare for an astrological revolution as outdated structures collapse and new ways of living are birthed.


Pluto’s journey through Aquarius is a two-decade process, transitioning us into the Age of Aquarius. It’s a time of major transformation that will gradually unfold, but we will see glimpses of these changes in 2024.


The Dark Side of Progress


On January 21st, as Pluto shifts into Aquarius for a 20-year stint, our world may start mirroring a sci-fi narrative. This major astrological transition, briefly revisiting Capricorn from September to November, will likely bring a wave of disruption. In our pursuit of progress, some collateral damage is an unavoidable part of the path forward.


Pluto’s journey is about moving away from the traditional (symbolised by Capricorn) and embracing the new (represented by Aquarius). This shift signifies a clash between age-old traditions and contemporary ideals. We’re seeing this conflict even now, notably within the royal family, where traditional reign is being questioned, and figures like Prince Harry are seen as mavericks challenging the norm.


We’re witnessing a societal shift as Pluto wraps up its 15-year voyage through Capricorn. It’s a turning away from established capitalism in favour of people-powered movements. Yet, how we wield this newfound power is all-important. While protests and rallies allow our voices to be heard, the cosmos advises peaceful protesting over violence and force.


Moreover, the advancements in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence, are set to skyrocket thanks to Pluto’s influence in Aquarius. We’re on the brink of mind-boggling developments in areas like bionics, cloning, and robotics. However, rapid progress can come with pitfalls, such as the risks of AI in identity theft and robots going rogue.


Cybersecurity is another concern, with an expected rise in cyber-attacks and online manipulation. As we navigate this new digital terrain, discernment in our online interactions becomes more crucial than ever. In a literal twist, Pluto, the planet that governs power in astrology, may also bring about actual power blackouts, highlighting our need for sustainable living. A focus on nuclear power is anticipated, reflecting Pluto’s role in addressing the climate crisis. As we make a quantum leap into this historical transition, the balance between new innovations and the wisdom of our past becomes the key to navigating the dark side of progress.


The Upshot of Pluto in Aquarius’ Influence


As Pluto moves into Aquarius, a sign deeply connected with community, we will likely see a growing trend towards communal living. This change spills out from rural areas into the heart of our suburbs, fostering a sense of unity. It’s about creating a network of support and protection within our own neighbourhoods.


One of the most wholesome aspects of this shift, especially with Aquarius emphasising a cleaner, greener lifestyle, is the rise in homegrown food and produce as more people turn shared gardens into communal fruit and veggie patches. This isn’t just a response to environmental concerns or the rising cost of living; it’s about reconnecting with the earth and our community.


Additionally, as Pluto makes its home in Aquarius, a sign that embodies independence, self-employment becomes increasingly appealing, especially for those seeking more than just the bare minimum in job satisfaction and reward. This trend will spark a major movement towards wealth creation through social media channels and small business ownership.


Jupiter Enters Gemini: Our Cosmic Guardian Angel to the Rescue!


Jupiter enters Gemini in May, signalling advancements in media, education, and transportation, including space travel.


The last time Jupiter was in Gemini, during 2012 and 2013, marked milestones in these arenas. In education, we saw the rapid expansion of online platforms like Coursera and edX, revolutionising access to top-tier university courses. Media experienced a significant shift with Netflix releasing its first original series, ‘Lilyhammer,’ changing TV and movie consumption. 2012 was a notable year in space travel, with NASA’s Curiosity rover successfully landing on Mars, marking a massive leap in our understanding of the Red Planet.


As Jupiter progresses through Gemini until June 2025, we can expect a period ripe for similar groundbreaking changes. In 2025, its shift into Cancer, a sign linked with home and real estate, will likely bring innovative improvements to our housing crisis.


Aries and Libra Eclipses: Navigating Between War and Diplomacy


The eclipses in Aries and Libra highlight a crucial choice between military action and diplomatic solutions. Aries, known in ancient Greek mythology as the god of warfare and conflict, is prominent during April’s powerful total solar eclipse. However, humanity would be wise to lean into the diplomatic influences of the Libra eclipses in March and September. These periods could open doors for peaceful negotiations and compromise.


On a personal note, the Aries/Libra Nodal axis is about ending unhealthy relationships and breaking free from destructive patterns. It’s a time when many find the strength to choose independence and self-reliance over toxic dependency.


Pisces Eclipse: A Call for Compassion and Diversity


September’s eclipse in Pisces calls for compassion and a commitment to caring for one another that transcends barriers of race and religion. Saturn’s journey through Pisces in 2024 continues themes from 2023, celebrating diversity and urging us to cherish our uniqueness, including gender diversity.


Reflecting on the 2015-2017 Pisces eclipse cycle gives us a glimpse into the strides we might see in 2024 towards a more inclusive and fair world. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favour of nationwide same-sex marriage. That same year, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau established the country’s first gender-balanced cabinet. In 2015, Australian model Madeline Stuart, who has Down Syndrome, launched her modelling career, breaking disability stereotypes. This move towards inclusivity was further supported in 2017 when Australia legalised same-sex marriage.


These events embody Pisces’ spirit of kindness, acceptance and equality, marking a time of progressive change and empowerment.


Saturn’s Retrograde: A Focus on Welfare, Sustainable Fashion and a Self-Improvement Boom.


During Saturn’s retrograde through Pisces in the second half of the year, there’s a strong emphasis on welfare, directing our collective focus towards supporting the underdogs of society – those displaced by war and caught in humanitarian crises. We’ll see initiatives that bolster the mental health and wellbeing of war victims alongside a heightened focus on migration policies and refugees.


On a different note, in 2024, we’ll see a growing trend towards thrift fashion. Sustainability becomes stylish as more of us start recycling clothes, blending eco-consciousness with fashion sense.


Additionally, Saturn’s journey inspires a self-improvement movement. We’re likely to witness a boom in personal growth and wellness initiatives as more people seek ways to better themselves and enhance their quality of life.


The Jupiter Effect: Redefining Global Economy and Banking Systems


As Jupiter completes its tour through Taurus, the zodiac sign associated with money, it makes critical links with Saturn and Neptune. This suggests a radical reevaluation of our economy and a restructuring of big banks. However, it’s important to note that addressing our cost of living crisis is an ongoing effort, and the complete manifestation of these changes will not be fully realised in 2024.


For some, April will offer financial relief as Jupiter, the planet associated with fortune, forms a lucky connection with Uranus, known for its out-of-the-box problem-solving abilities.


Expect a political bombshell between August and December when the power struggle between Jupiter and Pluto delivers a dramatic leadership change.


2024’s Best Day for Love


Venus offers a much-needed respite from the heavier aspects of life. On June 5th, the love planet aligns perfectly with the Sun in Gemini, making this date particularly special for love and romance. Regardless of the chaos in the world, the longing for love and connection will be powerful on this day. For singles, it’s the perfect time to be open and honest about their feelings, relationship aspirations, and desires. Showing their true selves could spark an immediate and genuine connection.


For couples, the day is a reminder that amidst life’s hustle and bustle – whether it’s busy schedules, parenting, financial stresses, or just feeling too worn out for intimacy – the key to reigniting passion is through communication. It’s about finding joy in each other’s company again. Making an effort to inject fun and laughter into the relationship, even if it feels challenging at first, can work wonders.


By Natasha Weber aka AstroTash


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