2023 begins to unfold bringing big changes in the months ahead

Are you prepared?

Welcome, 2023!

I rang in the New Year with a great deal of noise, ruckus, and a very large community fire!

It felt a bit like a tiny coastal winter Burning Man!

A gathering of perhaps 300 – 400 folks met on Maine Street with drums, trumpets, and other noise makers at 11:30 PM on a drizzly New Year’s Eve on the coast of Maine. From there we trekked to the harbor to ignite a huge fire at midnight. There were folks diving into the water and others bundled against the wind. It was a joyous event and felt like a fitting way to welcome my first New Year on the coast!

Since then I have been exploring what the changes of 2023 mean in my own life. The ability to look ahead and gain clarity with the assistance of the planetary cycles is invaluable in making and implementing plans and goals.

We can’t all be astrologers but we can avail ourselves of this information to enable a more informed and prepared year ahead.

There are 6 major planetary shifts coming in 2023!

  • Mars retrograde ends
  • Saturn enters Pisces
  • Pluto enters Aquarius
  • Jupiter enters Taurus
  • Lunar Nodes enter Aries – Libra
  • Venus retrograde in Leo

Preparation is key to knowing how to use these changes to your advantage. Plan ahead with a Consultation a Full Recorded Reading, or Briefer Recorded Reading.





A mini Winter Burning Man on the Coast of Maine


Monday, January 9, 2023

Don’t be surprised if you wake up with the residue of exciting dramatic dreams influencing your field of energy. This is a wonderful lead-in for a lovely day ahead.

The Leo Moon settles our attention on issues of playfulness and generosity. Leo is ruled by the Sun and brings the potential for enthusiasm and generosity. Due to the rulership of the Sun, the Leo Moon feels bright and warm. We may feel brimming with confidence.

At 10:21 AM ET Venus forms a flowing trine aspect to Mars. This suggests an increase in the desire for physical activity, fun, pleasure, and social engagements. Seek rich personal connections with others.

If you are in a personal relationship that is struggling this transit can offer relief as you each seek a more positive connection. If you are single by choice and intent, enjoy time with close friends and children. If you are single and interested in a partnership, keep your eyes open for possible new connections.

Venus’ impact as a transiting planet is relatively brief. You can expect the influence to last for approximately 24 – 48 hours.


Finding hidden places


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

We begin today with the Moon still in fun-loving expressive Leo. Don’t try to hide your cheerful ego or innocent playfulness under a basket. However, you may want to dress with Virgo in mind. When the moon slips into Virgo at 10:16 AM ET, you will want to be dressed in more muted colors than what caught your eye earlier this morning.

Virgo is the mutable earth sign well known for its meticulous attention to detail, and love of basic earth tones. Focus on practical efforts this afternoon. Virgo sees the potential in all things and wants to make the changes necessary to reach that potential. This is a time to analyze, refine, and perfect whatever you are working on.

You can get all kinds of detail-oriented work done while the Moon is in Virgo. This is a time to clean up your workstation and handle paperwork or household chores. You will end the day feeling accomplished if you tackle those efforts.


Low Tide – Finding Beauty


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

With the Moon in Virgo today, focus on practical efforts necessary for positive change. Virgo sees potential in all things and wants to make the changes necessary to reach that potential. This is a time to analyze, refine, and perfect whatever calls your attention. Make lists and pin down your plans with others. Work on your 2023 calendar, set goals, pay the bills, clean your desk, or catch up on housework.

However, there is more to this Virgo story today. A Grand Trine between the Moon, Mercury, and Uranus, will offer excitement in the midst of those practical tasks. A Grand Trine occurs when three planets each form a 120-degree aspect to each other forming a triangle.

A Grand Trine creates a free flow of positive energy between the planets involved. A Grand Trine always occurs in one of the 4 elements. With the Moon in Virgo, Mercury in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus this is a very practical Earth Grand Trine. Any efficient or pragmatic effort you expend is likely to move ahead with ease and accomplishment.


Cold Water – Delightful Beauty


Thursday, January 12, 2023

You will probably feel more emotional stability today than yesterday. Make the most of the fact that the Moon remains in Virgo for most of the day. You can get a lot accomplished. Focus your efforts on practical matters and make order out of chaos. Tending to details in all things is what brings gratification and personal satisfaction today.

Mars has been retrograded in Gemini since October 30, 2022. Finally today, at 3:56 PM ET, Mars stations direct.

However, don’t be in too much of a hurry to start pushing forward. It will take a bit of time for Mars to appear to be moving at normal speed. Also, Mercury is still retrograde (until January 18). With Mars in Gemini (ruled by Mercury), we will need to wait until Mercury is direct as well! Do begin considering and preparing for a push in the coming weeks. Things are moving in the right direction. We have been spinning our wheels for too long.

At 9:57 PM ET, the Moon leaves all thoughts of precision (Virgo) behind and enters the pleasing sign of Libra. This highlights relationships, teamwork, and cooperation over the next few days.

What Low Tide Reveals


Friday, January 13, 2023

The Moon is in Libra today, asking that we connect with others in search of diplomatic solutions to important issues. When the Moon is in Libra we can see both sides of situations, topics, and conversations. It can be difficult to take a stand or make a decision. This is a time to listen, learn, and share with an open mind to understanding. Everyone has reasons for their perspectives. Even when we adamantly disagree with the perspective of others we can learn to model the behavior of tolerance and understanding. Listening and sharing with respect is the only hope we have for consensus.

At 9:11 AM EDT, a sextile aspect forms between the Sun and Neptune. This suggests an opportunity to engage your imagination, dreams, and creativity. Feelings of compassion, kindness, and connection increase. You have the dream of a kinder world. Let yourself get lost in dreams, imagination, and love for others. Simple daydreaming may open unexpected possibilities.


A Different Perspective on the Harbor


Saturday, January 14, 2023

With the Moon in Libra, we seek pleasure and order within relationships and solutions through diplomacy. Decisions don’t need to be made but it is important to work cooperatively with others.

At 9:11 PM ET, we come to the Last Quarter Moon phase. This is a time of high activation as you are ready to understand and let go of what is no longer needed in your life or circumstances. At the First Quarter square, we take action to build the cycle. Now, at the Last Quarter square, we take action to break things down and begin to release the cycle.

Venus forms a powerful and challenging square aspect to Uranus at 8:21 PM ET. You have felt this building for the past day or two.

Uranus is the planet of upheaval and excitement. Your relationship, finances, personal values, and desires may feel unstable. Anticipate internal and external discomforts and upheavals for the next few days. Lean on today’s Libra Moon’s gift of diplomacy.

When Uranus is in conversation with Venus your relationships and/or finances will be tested. Allow yourself to be surprised by others. Look for excitement in the patterns of your relationship. Do not get stuck in your expectations, allow and enjoy the eccentricity of others. Give yourself and your partner a lot of space.

Venus’ impact as a transiting planet is relatively brief. You can expect the influence to last for approximately 24 – 48 hours.


A Cold Sunny Afternoon on the Harbor


Sunday, January 15, 2023

At 7:09 AM ET, the Moon has had enough of pleasing others (Libra) and enters the underground world of Scorpio. Emotions are deep and yet you prefer to keep them private. As the Moon passes through secretive, sultry Scorpio you long for intense emotional connections or none at all. This is not a favorite position for the Moon. As she moves through Scorpio her needs tend to be self-protective but not terribly trusting.

It may be difficult to show vulnerability but if you can manage it you are able to understand the profound strength that is developed in doing so. If you are unable to go to profound depths with others, time alone may be your best bet.


Handsome Kitty Boy Kairos

In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration are conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.