This is your sign to get clear about the type of people you have around you, and the most important question to ask yourself is: Do they celebrate my wins with me as eagerly as they help with my low points? It’s easy for people to stick around when you’re doing, giving, or providing for them, but the real test this year will be deepening the relationships you have who can weather your storms with you. On the other side of torrential downpour lies fertile land, and for many of you I see career or finances skyrocketing from old investments.
Cancer (June 22—July 22)
Dearest Cancer, the year 2023 is going to test you to let go of your past and any dead weight that came from it. Whether you are finding yourself struggling to think straight, keep your energy up, or feel an unshakable sense of confidence, try to take some of the guilt and heaviness off your shoulders by retreating throughout 2023. Use this year to remove any lingering sense of punishment from being alone.
For many of you, I see travel opportunities that are going to bring you closer to yourself and your inner voice. Even if you’re traveling with others, carve out some time to be in your own company. You will do best in nature—so even if you find yourself at a luxury resort or heading to a city, try to find a nearby park, hiking trail, creek, or river that you can connect with. What you’ll notice is that you’ve normalized overextending yourself; until you remove yourself from a pile of poo, you’ll never realize how bad it stinks. It takes space from the things that we’ve normalized to realize they’re really not that normal at all.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
My Leos, with Jupiter entering fellow fixed sign Taurus in May, expect yourself to be extra blessed in the love and career departments this year. However, your biggest lesson and the one thing that you have to be willing to give up is negative self-talk and criticism. Your judgmental nature is getting in the way of your ultimate happiness. Until you can embrace the humanness within yourself, you will struggle to embrace it within others.
With the nodal shift into Aries-Libra, the focus will be on healing the relationship with yourself in order to have healthier relationships with others. Sometimes that requires looking at the sensitive, embarrassing, frustrating, and tumultuous parts of who you are and who you’ve been. Once you accept that you were (and still are) simply learning, you will be able to acknowledge that within others. You might even start to enjoy showing other people how to live life in a happier, healthier, more confident way. Your familial and romantic relationships will both thrive this year if you are able to look at life through a more compassionate and forgiving lens, Leo.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Virgo, 2023 is going to be filled to the brim with opportunities to be celebrated. You don’t need to wait for your birthday or anniversaries in order to gather your closest people and become the center of attention for a bit. In fact, you are going to have so many amazing accomplishments that warrant bringing people and a bottle of bubbly together this year. With Jupiter entering fellow earth sign Taurus in May, you can expect that any projects or relationships that you start in the first quarter of the year will have an extra dose of expansion with this lucky transit.