Virgo 2023 Yearly Horoscope
2023 is a much expected year. Astrologers and non-astrologers alike have been looking forward to this year as an opportunity for change and renewal. Virgos have a lot to look forward to. Many of these changes are affecting the mutable signs specifically, and you are one of them. Still, when we speak of change, it’s very easy to jump to the conclusion that there will be some work and adjustment that needs to happen. While this is not a wrong assumption for you to make, a lot of the work will go to your partners and affiliates. While this might not affect you directly, the intimacy inherent to these relationships is sure to drag you into the possible drama and difficulty of their situation. Whether you decide to help or step aside is a choice that you ultimately will have to make. Still, that doesn’t exempt you from having to make that choice in the first place.
But before we dive deeper into these particular issues and figure out what astrology might be happening behind the scenes, the most important thing for us to pay attention to is the year’s inception.
January still comes with a lot of the leftovers from the previous year. 2022 ended on a rough note with the double retrograde of Mars and Mercury, and much of January will be spent figuring out some of the kinks of these transits. And since we’re trying to lay a solid foundation for the rest of the year here, we need to know what areas in your chart were targeted by it.
For Virgos, most of those difficulties come in the work sphere. The main thing to expect is power struggles, especially with the Mars retrograde falling in your 10th house of work of reputation. A transit like this usually pushes competitiveness to an extreme. One of the simplest ways this transit can manifest at work is through a battle of position. Maybe some of you will be working towards a prized promotion, all the while being put against a coworker with whom you might actually have built a solid relationship. That is undoubtedly a rough situation to address, but some of you could be put in an ever more complicated place: that of the boss. If that’s the case, you might want to accept the fact that you might not be able to please everyone.
With that being said, these transits calm down after the 18th of January, when both Mercury and Mars start moving forward again.
Now, even though these transits end early, the lessons of January are lessons that you want to carry with you for the rest of the year. This is mainly because of the Saturn change of signs happening on the 7th of March, initiating a new 2 and a half year long chapter in your life.
Earlier, we mentioned how in 2023, most of the apparent challenges are handed out to your partners, not so much yourself. This is because Saturn, the planet of difficulties, hard work and perseverance, will be entering the place in your chart responsible for marriage, collaboration and close friendships. This is precisely why remembering that not everybody can be pleased or satisfied at a given time is such an important truth to remember.
If you do choose to provide help and solace to those in your life who might be going through a hard time this year, a realistic approach is very much necessary. Given that Saturn moves relatively slow, this is a chapter that will need time to be figured out, and trying to solve your peer’s problems immediately in the name of efficiency will only cause further grief. Sometimes the best help is simply your presence and attention, so keep that in mind.
Another planet changing signs is the outer planet, Pluto—albeit only briefly. The Lord of the Underworld will enter your 6th house on the 23rd of March before it goes retrograde and retracts back into your 5th house on the 11h of June.
Pluto in the 6th house means business. This is the place of hard work, routines, and life things that we all must go through but are less than thrilling. The job of Pluto in this house is to blow these topics out of proportion to force you to change some of your habits. Things that might be uncomfortable, like a subordinate position at work or even your health, are likely to be magnified during this period. And while that sounds less than ideal, that’s actually a good thing.
Pluto’s transit through a sign is usually rather long. On average, it stays in one particular house for 20 years, so this brief preview is here to give you a taste of how intense things can possibly get in the actual long term. So, the best way to use this to your advantage is to get all of these things in line before Pluto commits to your 6th house in 2025 (you have lots of time). You want to make sure your health is in line and that the work you’re doing feels meaningful enough that you can sustain it for the next decades to come. Pluto usually asks big things out of us.
A good hint of how to achieve such a feat will come to you when the planet retrogrades back into your 5th house. This is the place of joy, sensuality, party and children. So in the latter half of the year, you’ll want to pay close attention to the things that make you feel joyful about life so that you can somehow implement those into your work and routine. Especially since the 6th house is closely related to health, you want to ensure that these joy-inducing activities are also healthy and sustainable—not everything that brings joy is healthy.
With that said, 2023 is a year to get organized. You want to make sure to make time for yourself and open the space for others who might need your help throughout the year. Hopefully, by helping others, you can also learn how to listen to your own bits of advice. Good luck, Virgo.