Astrological New Year 2024: What can we expect?
If you don’t think the question is appropriate at this stage, it’s worth remembering that in astrology, the New Year begins in March. If you’ve forgotten to make promises or resolutions, or if you want to make them again, there’s still time! The new astrological year 2024 begins on 20 March at 00:06, Brasilia time, with the entry of the Sun into the sign of Aries, the autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere and the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere.
For astrology, this is the most important date of the year, as it marks the beginning of the sun’s journey through the 12 signs of the zodiac. There is a close link with nature, as the astrological calendar is linked to the natural cycles of the planet and the start of a new season, spring in the northern hemisphere.
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New Year 2024: New beginnings, new possibilities
Western astrology is based on ancient studies that analysed the movement of the Sun from the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere: this is the reference for the start of a new phase of strength and growth guided by the god Mars, ruler of Aries.
The start of the new year in March is also linked to the first version of the Roman calendar, which had only 10 months and paid tribute to agriculture and religious rituals. The year began in March (Martius), in honour of the Roman god Mars, and ended in December, at harvest time and the winter solstice.
Aries marks the beginning of the season and the new year. As a fire sign, it represents energy, enthusiasm, action and the lighting of the first flame. A new beginning, with many opportunities to start afresh, to plant new seeds, new projects, new attitudes and new ideas.
In terms of energy, this is a favourable time to make promises, start personal projects, take action, get to know yourself better and have the courage to launch yourself, particularly into projects and actions you’ve been putting off. It’s the perfect time: don’t let it pass you by!
The strength to act safely and maturely
As with any important event, it’s possible to chart the Sun’s entry into Aries, i.e. the Equinox/Astrological New Year. In the case of Brazil, given the capital Brasilia, the Ascendant is Capricorn, which encourages responsible, planned and mature action. As Saturn is the ruling planet of 2024, this call to commitment will continue throughout the year.
Despite the focus on practical attitudes, professional goals and fulfilment in the outside world, there is a call to turn to our roots, our past and to take care of the sacred space, as well as our energy.
The New astrological year 2024 begins with the Sun in Aries, but this year, 2024, the Capricorn key will be present, reinforcing Saturn’s domination.
New attitudes in relationships
On astrological New Year’s Day, the Sun makes fluid aspects with the Moon in Leo and Pluto, which will spend most of the year in Aquarius, bringing even more enthusiasm, confidence and strength to face the profound transformations that will take place throughout 2024.
Venus will be in its sign of exaltation in Pisces, in sextile with Jupiter, which will end its transit in Taurus in May, indicating the opportunities to be seized in April and May, in the final stretch of Jupiter’s transit. Despite the opportunities and advantages that the joint action of these two planets can bring, Venus will be in conjunction with Saturn, which once again reinforces the need for commitment, maturity, dedication and discipline in order to take advantage of opportunities and recognise them.
The conjunction of Venus and Saturn will highlight the restrictions we may face over the course of the year in terms of finances and relationships. It will be essential to adopt more mature and responsible attitudes.
Looking to the future with confidence
Mars, ruler of Aries, will be in Aquarius, indicating confidence and initiative to move towards a better future, and with the presence of Pluto in this sign, this year will see a more effective start to the transformation of collective life towards a fairer, more egalitarian society.
Another important point in the sky at the start of this astrological year is the presence of Mercury in Aries conjunct the North Node, which encourages us to communicate our ideas and personal initiatives in a direct and confident way, and thus to better direct our personal goals and objectives.
The proximity of the Sun to the North Node indicates that an eclipse is on the way, which will take place a few days after the start of the New Year. On 25 March, we’ll have the first eclipse of the year, a lunar eclipse in Libra, which will trigger the first major changes.
Do your visualisations, affirmations and mentalizations for the New Year and be happy!
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