2024 Astrology: Top Cosmic Events of the Year

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2024 Astrology: Top Cosmic Events of the Year

2024 is here! We’ve all felt the uncertainty of the past few years, but something about 2024 feels fresh and exciting — can you feel it, too? As we dive into the top astrological events of the upcoming year, let’s remember to view it all through the lens of the Universal 8-Year in numerology (2 + 0 + 2 + 4 = 8). The number 8 is associated with forward momentum, magnetism, power, abundance, and manifestation. This energy brings a heightened focus on abundance of all kinds: Material, financial, and the riches of the spirit.

An 8-Year encourages us to take charge of our destinies, make practical and strategic decisions, and work diligently toward our goals. It’s a time to build resilience, make wise investments, and attain a harmonious balance between material and spiritual pursuits.

Let’s dive into the top astrology events of 2024!

Pluto Enters Aquarius

Saturday, January 20 at 10:50 am PT until Sunday, September 1st, 2024, at 5:10 pm PT

This is the one we’ve been waiting for! During its return to Aquarius (Jan 20 – Sep 1, 2024), Pluto merges transformational forces with the innovative drive of this air sign. This transit is known for guiding humanity towards unexplored evolutionary paths. When Pluto changes signs (on average every 20 years), our lives and society shift significantly. Pluto is about power, transformation, regeneration, and eliminating anything that prevents growth. Aquarius is a sign of change and innovation that likes to shake things up for the better, so it aligns well with Pluto’s intentions.

While Pluto is in Aquarius (off and on for the next 20 years), get ready for a redistribution of power — from a top-down to a bottom-up approach. Any corruption or toxicity impacting the greater good will come to light so we can remove it and redirect our collective energy. We also look forward to new ideas and developments in science and technology (just think — the last time Pluto was in Aquarius was during the Industrial Revolution)! This planetary journey invites us to delve into the mysteries of personal growth and societal progress, embracing new pathways toward a brighter future.

After a brief dip back into Capricorn starting Sept 1, during its annual retrograde, Pluto returns to Aquarius on November 19, 2024, at 12:29 pm PT.

Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Libra

Monday, March 25 at 8:53 pm PT

On March 25, we will have a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Libra. A penumbral eclipse occurs when the outer part of Earth’s shadow (the penumbra) falls on the Moon, causing a subtle shading rather than a distinct darkening during the lunar event. The magic of a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse lies in its more subtle transformative energy. As the Earth’s shadow delicately veils the Moon (the Mother of our emotions), we are called to reflect and release, unveiling hidden aspects of the self. This encourages us to explore the shadows within, facilitating inner growth. It’s a time that offers a unique opportunity for spiritual refinement and heightened awareness.

In Libra, this eclipse encourages harmonious interactions, balanced energy, and looking at life through rose-colored glasses. It prompts introspection into partnerships, urging a reassessment of the delicate balance between your own self-expression and the needs of others. Emotions may intensify — look closely at where you notice imbalance. It’s these areas where compromises are needed. This eclipse gently fosters a deeper understanding of how personal needs harmonize within the intricate dynamics of relationships.

Mercury Retrograde in Aries

Monday, April 1 at 3:14 pm PT until Thursday, April 25 at 5:54 am PT

Is it an April Fool’s joke — or is it just Mercury Retrograde? Known for its fiery and impulsive nature, Aries brings an intense burst of energy that gets shit done. When merged with the ‘oopsie-daisy’ nature of Mercury Retrograde, communication may encounter unexpected disruptions. Spicy debates might emerge, and impulsive decisions could take center stage.

However, behind this cosmic whirlwind lies an invitation for introspection and recalibration. Remember, while Mercury Retrograde may bring its share of challenges, it’s also an ideal time for looking within. Take this as a chance to refine your goals and embrace a fresh perspective. Navigate this cosmic journey with the resilient ambition of Aries and an open heart, for within the chaos lies the opportunity for growth and self-discovery.


New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Aries

Monday, April 8 at 11:07 am PT

April 8th brings the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Aries. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, completely blocking the Sun’s light and casting a shadow on Earth. This celestial event turns day into darkness. Emotions may feel larger than life, especially as they are fueled by fiery Aries.

This solar eclipse signals a potent moment for new beginnings and personal empowerment. Aries, associated with courage, independence, and leadership, aligns with the transformative power of the eclipse to inspire self-discovery and courageous leaps forward. Aries is about action and doesn’t want to sit still! This eclipse invites you to tap into your inner strength. It’s a time to set bold intentions, take assertive action, and embark on a journey of self-realization.

Jupiter-Uranus Conjunction in Taurus

Saturday, April 20 at 7:27 pm PT

On April 20, a highly anticipated astrological event unfolds with the rare conjunction of expansive Jupiter and revolutionary Uranus. A conjunction is when planets align at a precise point in the sky, blending their characteristics and unleashing a burst of combined influence. This rare occurrence takes place in Taurus, bringing grounded, practical, and resourceful energy. This sign knows how to enjoy the sensual pleasures of life and doesn’t like things too messy or complicated. But since 2018, Uranus has been disrupting this domain, impacting global economics and climate patterns.

During this period, expect flashes of insight, sudden breakthroughs, and a surge of innovative ideas. This conjunction is like a lightning strike that could transform how we perceive and interact with the material world. It’s a cosmic nudge to reconsider our relationship with material possessions, seek inventive solutions, and usher in a new era of prosperity and progressive growth.

While the energy might feel intense, it’s an exciting opportunity to embrace new paradigms and pave the way for a future that harmonizes technological advancements with earthly stability. As Jupiter and Uranus align their energies in Taurus, the message is clear: Expect the unexpected, embrace innovation, and prepare for a cosmic ride! This road leads to unprecedented shifts in our values and material realms.

Jupiter Enters Gemini

Thursday, May 25 at 4:15 pm PT

Jupiter journeys into expressive Gemini on May 20, marking a shift in the cosmic energies that influence communication, learning, and intellectual pursuits. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and growth, entering the mutable air sign of Gemini, amplifies the pursuit of knowledge, curiosity, and diverse perspectives.

Jupiter in Gemini encourages us to communicate more openly, expand our networks, and engage in vibrant discussions. It’s an opportune time to seek out new information, diversify our interests, and nurture a playful curiosity that fuels intellectual growth. During this cosmic phase, be prepared for exciting opportunities that arise through networking, educational pursuits, or ventures involving communication and information exchange.

Embrace flexibility, adaptability, and the spirit of exploration as Jupiter’s expansive energies merge with Gemini’s versatile nature. Keep an open mind because the possibilities can appear in ways you may not expect. Once you’ve pinpointed the individuals, destinations, and agendas that truly resonate with you (and merit your devotion), allow your curiosity to take you to new heights!

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo and Leo

Sunday, August 4 at 9:56 pm PT until Tuesday, August 27 at 2:14 pm PT

During Mercury Retrograde from August 4 to August 27, collective energies may navigate a period of introspection and reflection. As Mercury, the planet of communication, appears to move backward, there is a heightened emphasis on revisiting unresolved matters, both in personal relationships and within the self. This retrograde invites us to be introspective. Delve into the depths of your thoughts, re-evaluate past decisions, and foster a greater sense of self-awareness so you can learn from them. Embracing retrograde energy can lead to profound spiritual insights, allowing you to realign with your authentic self and gain clarity on your life’s journey.

Adding to this, the influences of Leo (through August 23) and then Virgo until it stations direct on August 27 will play roles of influence. Leo’s passionate nature encourages creative self-expression and courage, while Virgo’s detail-oriented approach supports a meticulous examination of one’s spiritual path. Combining these astrological traits with the Mercury Retrograde energies provides a comprehensive framework for personal growth and introspective exploration.

Prepare for this Mercury Retrograde by shoring up any loose ends around communication or any critical technology upgrades you may have been putting off. Hint: Is it time for a new laptop or cell phone?

Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Pisces

Tuesday, September 17 at 7:34 pm PT

We all know that a Lunar Eclipse can be a cosmic wildcard, bringing hidden truths to light. In dreamy Pisces, this lunar eclipse means breaking free from self-imposed restrictions and negative self-talk in order to bring your deepest fantasies to life (and recognizing which ones should stay just in your imagination)! Pisces reminds you that it’s ok to swim far and it’s safe to swim deep. It’s safe to fly and touch the stars, for you are all of those things and much more.

This eclipse is a reminder that our vulnerabilities hold immense strength, so dive into the depths of your soul. It’s a period that beckons us to release emotional baggage, embrace forgiveness, and embark on a profound journey of spiritual cleansing and renewal. Go with the flow, allowing the lunar energies to wash away the old and pave the way for a luminous rebirth.

New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra

Wednesday, October 2 at 11.49 am PT

Having already experienced a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra back in April, this is a fantastic time to revisit the lessons learned during that time. How have you integrated those compromises over the last 6 months? Just as the first lunar eclipse of 2024 might have stirred emotional tides and prompted introspection into relationships, this revisit invites a continuation of that cosmic conversation. It beckons us to reexamine the imbalances discovered earlier, fostering a deeper dive into the intricacies of our connections.

This second act of lunar eclipses serves as a cosmic reminder to honor the insights gained previously, apply newfound wisdom, and navigate our loving relationships with grace and understanding. And don’t forget to have compassion for yourself through this process, too! Embrace this celestial revisit as a chance to refine and integrate the teachings of the cosmos into the ongoing narrative of your life’s journey.

Mars Retrograde in Leo

Thursday, December 6 at 3:12 pm PT and continuing into 2025

From December 6, extending into 2025, we will be immersed in the energies of Mars Retrograde, an astrological event that occurs approximately every two years. Unlike the more frequent Mercury retrogrades (which happen 3-4 times a year), Mars retrograde is known for its potent influence on action, determination, and vitality. Taking place in Leo, the sign of charisma, confidence, passion, and leadership, this retrograde encourages us to slow down and reassess our pursuits.

While Mars appears to move backward in the skies, the end of 2024 offers an opportunity for introspection and reevaluation. It serves as a cosmic nudge to take a necessary pause to ensure we are on the right path. While Mars retrograde in Leo may bring the heat and some challenges with it, it’s also an invitation to temper our fiery nature. Embrace humility and cultivate patience in our pursuit of personal desires and ambitions. When the temperature gets turned up, count to 3 and take a deep breath. This is a call to reassess and refine your path, harnessing your strength with grace and authenticity.

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