As a new year dawns and a new era begins, it's time to start thinking about your money and career moves for 2023. Whether you're ready to start a new chapter in your career, take a leap of faith and open a business, or double down on building your rainy-day fund, 2023 is the perfect opportunity to focus on financial freedom while prioritizing your personal goals. Of course, no year is without its troubles. But your 2023 money and career horoscope is pushing you to step outside your currency comfort zone and explore a new approach. This year's cosmic weather forecasts adventurous and innovative opportunities to improve your reputation at work and increase your bank accounts. What career and money intentions will you set for the new year? How will you raise the bar this year?
To help you make the most of an expansive year, 2023 begins with messenger Mercury retrograde in ambitious Capricorn until Jan. 18 — and this retrograde is top-tier for reflecting on your long-term visions. Although your first instinct will be to hit the ground running, use this slowdown to think about your time management and self-discipline before attacking your plans. How well are you staying committed to your goals? You'll appreciate the wisdom and structure this thorough transit brings as Jupiter, the planet of luck and fortune, will be in action-oriented Aries until May 18, and your inspiration to create and start fresh will be greater than ever. In fact, keep a lookout for a raise or an aligned offer to make some extra funds around March 2, when passionate Venus and Jupiter, the planet of luck and money, align in self-determined Aries. If you felt stuck at the beginning of the year, this golden opportunity opens the door to a new career path or financial journey. Keep an open mind, and enjoy the ride!
Things heat up even more on March 7 when responsible Saturn, the planet of professionalism and business, enters purifying Pisces, kicking off a three-year journey. This major energetic shift inspires a laid-back and inclusive economy. Over the next three years, expect to see changes in how you work. This healing transit urges you to minimize external distractions and observe how your finances and career goals are affecting your mental and emotional health. Saturn in Pisces is a gentle reminder that you are worth more than a paycheck. Just keep in mind that money-maker Jupiter will switch sides midyear and ease into comfort-seeking Taurus on May 16. With Taurus ruling money and values, this is the perfect time to brush up on your financial literacy skills and start a saving or investment challenge. Use Jupiter in Taurus to answer the question: how can my money work for me? Make wise financial decisions, and you may see a return on your investments by the end of the year.
As you prepare for a year of financial and professional firsts, check out what the next 12 months have in store for you, according to your zodiac sign, with your 2023 money and career horoscope. Be sure you read your sun and your rising sign to get the full picture on your year ahead. For the full picture of your year ahead, be sure to read your zodiac sign's 2023 horoscope, 2023 sex horoscope, 2023 love horoscope, and 2023 wellness and happiness horoscope, too.
Aries (March 21-April 19) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
This year is a dynamic one for you financially and professionally, Aries. First and foremost, the year begins with lucky Jupiter, the planet of wealth, expansion, and opportunity, transiting through your fearless first house of personal development until May 16. Jupiter magnifies manifesting abilities, and in an assertive and action-oriented fire sign like Aries, your willpower and determination to succeed are at an all-time high. Entrepreneurs or those looking to earn extra cash will enjoy this rewarding transit, as there will be an abundance of opportunities to invest in a passion project or secure a side hustle, especially once Jupiter in money-magnet Taurus moves into your second house of income and material possessions on May 16. Even if you aren't looking to branch out on your own or in search of a new gig, stay open to the extra recognition and funds you receive this year. With Jupiter, the North Node, Chiron, the eclipses, and two full moons in your sign this year, the sky's the limit!
If you're in need of more reasons to celebrate this year, the North Node of destiny will join joyful Jupiter in your sign on July 18, pulling you toward a more purposeful and fulfilling career path. Keep in mind that serious Saturn, the planet of responsibility and reality, will enter purifying Pisces and begin a three-year cycle in your 12th house of endings and completion on March 7. Saturn in your 12th house means that as new doors open, old doors will close. But with an awakening Aries solar eclipse and new moon on April 30, rest assured that everything is unfolding in divine timing, and a new level of prosperity is awaiting you.
As the year flows on, don't lose your focus. Have your social media profiles and résumés ready when the Capricorn full moon lights up your public image and professional reputation sector on July 3. With the full moon sitting along spontaneous Uranus in Taurus, you may receive an unexpected bonus or promotion. Make sure to share your achievements. Pluto, the powerful planet of influence, will be in your community-centered house of Aquarius for the majority of 2023, making it the perfect time to prioritize network-building and collaboration.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
If 2022 opened new doors in your career and finances, Taurus, get ready to enjoy the fruits of your hard work and dedication. With all four Mercury retrogrades this year in earth signs, 2023 offers you the chance to achieve sustainable money growth and long-term success. For starters, Mercury, known for its impact on communications and learning, will retrograde in Capricorn and your fifth house of creativity and talents until Jan. 18. During this rejuvenating retrograde cycle, Mercury is encouraging you to seek new forms of inspiration at work. This can be a wonderful time to renew a certification, take a skills course, and meet with your mentor or financial adviser for reassurance. Meanwhile, Saturn, the planet of responsibility and limitations, will complete its stay in Aquarius and your career sector until March 7. Generally, Saturn's ingress through this area of your chart encourages you to be more disciplined with spending habits, especially online shopping. Although it's tempting to surge full speed ahead, lean into the slower pace the year takes, as bountiful Jupiter, known to bring luck and good fortune, will move through Aries, highlighting your rest zone for a large portion of the year. Conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer, Jupiter's placement in your 12th house of reflection urges you to release self-limiting beliefs and money fears keeping you tied to an unfulfilling job or financial commitment. You will feel these energies strongly around the Aries solar eclipse and new moon on April 30.
While you gear up for your major comeback, the cosmos are working overtime for you behind the scenes. Be on the lookout for an unexpected gift to be delivered to your door or a well-deserved bonus deposited to your bank account on March 30 when your planetary ruler, sweet Venus, cozies up with spontaneous Uranus in Taurus. Spotlighting your first house of personal development, this generous transit gives you the confidence boost you need to overcome any losses or setbacks the transit planets in Aries uncover. On a brighter note, the South Node in Libra visiting your sixth house of work-life balance from July 18 until Jan. 11, 2025, is a favorable time to ask for more support in the office and at home. If you've been looking for a roommate to help cover expenses or been researching time-management hacks to restructure your work schedule, you'll receive more insight into how these themes are transforming your professional and financial goals around the Oct. 14 Libra solar eclipse and new moon.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
You're in demand this year, dear Gemini. Get ready for your glow-up! This is an explosive year of social expansion and financial healing for you, and it's likely to be one of your most adventurous and clarifying years yet. Although there's a lot to look forward to — like leading a team project, launching a new website, and becoming more influential on social media — you could run into a few roadblocks along the way. Let's talk about challenges first. Until Jan. 18, messenger Mercury, your planetary ruler and the planet of communication, will retrograde alongside powerful Pluto in Capricorn in your eighth house of shared resources and intimacy. Mercury retrograde in this area of your chart serves as a reflection period, urging you to press pause and reassess your debts, investments, and business partnerships before launching forward into the new year. Instead of racking up expenses, use this reality-setting transit to pay back a loan or do more research on your career intentions. Resist the urge to rush and overlook critical details. To intensify matters, until Jan. 12, motivational Mars, the planet of willpower and action, will continue its retrograde in Gemini and your first house of self and personal development. Mars retrograde in this area of your chart affects your energy levels and motivation to perform. If you find yourself procrastinating or having difficulty shedding limiting thoughts, wait until the retrogrades (Mercury and Mars) pass before you make your move or ask for assistance. Time is on your side. Be patient, and don't try to do everything yourself.
Despite the unsettling start to the year, relief is not far away, and you can thank money magnet Jupiter heating up in confidence-boosting Aries for that. With the lucky planet zipping through your electrifying 11th house of teams and technology until May 16, reach out to innovative coworkers and community members creating waves in your industry. A simple email, DM, or credible recommendation could land you that fresh start you've been craving when Venus and Jupiter in Aries join forces in the same area of your chart on March 2. Speaking of March, this is a critical month for you. On March 7, Saturn, the planet of accountability and long-term planning, will slide into your 10th house of career and public reputation, where it will remain until 2025. Saturn's extended stay in Pisces highlights the progress made during the Jupiter in Pisces transits in 2022 and 2021. It also pushes you to stop idealizing your dreams and put in consistent work and self-discipline to make them a reality. Because the 10th house also rules business and management, some Gems may be ditching their 9-to-5s and becoming their own bosses.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
If 2022 was a low-key year for you, Cancer, your 2023 money and career horoscope is bringing the blaze. Be forewarned that the year kicks off with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn, exposing errors in your seventh house of contractual agreements until Jan. 18. Even though you want to start strong and hit the ground running, practice caution when accepting new offers and making pricy purchases. With shady Pluto, the planet of power and greed, also traveling alongside Mercury during its retrograde, there may be miscommunications and unethical behaviors taking place behind the scenes. Use this time to reassess your current work relationships and financial affairs. Doing so will put you in a better position to attract aligned partnerships and income opportunities that support your personal goals during the Capricorn full moon on July 3 and the Cancer new moon on July 17.
Plus, on March 23, power player Pluto in Aquarius will make a home in your empowering eighth house of inheritance. This once-in-a-lifetime astrological event urges you to minimize debt and increase investments. Tucking away cash may seem overwhelming and limiting at times, but building a legacy for your future brings joy to your soul. For all your hard work and dedication, treat yourself to a nonworking vacation when the Aug. 30 Pisces full moon lights up your ninth house of adventure and long-distance travel. You'll need frequent rest breaks to maintain your momentum throughout the year, especially once Saturn ingresses into sleepy Pisces on March 7.
Another important transit to track this year is the North Node's enlightening entry into your 10th house of career and life goals on July 18. Until Jan. 23, 2025, the soulful North Node of Destiny will move through Aries, a proactive, impulsive, and assertive fire sign. During this awakening transit, you may find that the direction of your professional goals leads you toward a more purposeful and authentic path of employment. With Chiron, the wounded healer, also visiting this area of your chart until 2027, it's best to shed outgrown beliefs about who you are and the type of work you should do. If you're feeling overwhelmed, ask a trusted friend or coworker for support. Wise Jupiter in Taurus moving through your 11th house of associations and groups for the second half of the year makes it the perfect time to start a community-centered project.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
Prepare for an exciting and transformative year of passion projects and promotions, Leo. We begin 2023 with move-maker Mars retrograde in lively Gemini until Jan. 12, stimulating your 11th house of teamwork and collaborations. You're generally an energetic and inspirational person, but with your energy levels lower than usual (thank Mars retrograde), it's best if you start off the year with a team brainstorming session or retreat to align group goals and get the creative juices flowing. Keep in mind, the 11th house also rules technology, so Lions who make money online should use this time to revamp a website and prepare for an important presentation.
As the year progresses, though, you'll notice that playful Jupiter in fellow fire sign Aries, stretching your ninth house of adventure until May 16, pushes you to explore higher earning opportunities. Even if you're satisfied with your current gig, the destiny-fulfilling North Node in Aries from July 18 until Jan. 11, 2025, pushes you to take a leap of courage. Depending on your job, you may be traveling for work, publishing a book, going back to school, or partnering with an international company. With so much emphasis on your Aries house of continued growth, don't hold back when it's time to celebrate your hard-earned success during the April 30 Aries solar eclipse and new moon. You put in the work! Although 2023 promises good fortune, be on the lookout for speed bumps in the road when Venus — the planet of money and stability — stations retrograde in Leo and your first house of identity on July 22. You may be in a financial pickle until Venus's slow-down ends on Sept. 3.
Fortunately for you, any financial delays and negative press observed during the retrograde period only make you stronger. In fact, as long as you focus on staying true to your values, then there's no way you can lose. Trust your gut when the final eclipse of the year lights up your career-oriented 10th house in Taurus on Oct. 28. Eclipses are known for inspiring unexpected, life-changing transformations. With lucky Jupiter conjunct the Taurus lunar eclipse and full moon, lean into the discipline and self-accountability this new season of your professional life requires. Your bank accounts and newfound supporters will thank you later!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
It's no secret that 2022 was a whirlwind year, Virgo — professionally and financially. Your 2023 career and money horoscope nudges you to keep up the focused work and finish what you started. For starters, your ruler — Mercury, the planet of logic and order — is retrograde in conservative Capricorn and your fierce fifth house of popularity and talents until Jan. 18. Mercury's backspin in your self-confidence zone may trigger insecurities around your unique skill set and public reputation. But remember, you don't have to be perfect at all times; you just need to be yourself. Since 2020, disciplinarian Saturn has been transiting Aquarius and your sixth house of work and daily routines, bringing increased duties and responsibilities in the office and at home. But on March 7, Saturn will slip into purifying Pisces and your seventh house of equal partnerships, encouraging you to walk away from draining jobs and environments where you are overworked, underappreciated, and underpaid, after three years of putting others first.
If you're curious about what income-earning opportunities the Saturn in Pisces ingress will bring, you'll get a preview of what's to come before the big move during the Feb. 20 Pisces new moon. Don't let disgruntled coworkers stress you out; better things are coming. To lighten the mood, on March 30, money-maker Venus and spontaneous Uranus will align in Taurus and your ninth house of growth. Although Uranus is known for its unexpectedness, this lucrative cosmic event could bring you the financial breakthrough you need. Use the extra cash flow to invest in something sustainable and of high value, such as property. Avoid splurging on frivolous luxury items that increase your expenses and diminish your savings account. Before you buy and sign your name on the dotted line, ask yourself: what's the return on my investment? If you stay disciplined, you'll be making it rain by the end of the year when wealthy Jupiter in Taurus ends its retrograde in your expansion zone on Dec. 30.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
It's not about what you know when it comes to your money and career this year, Libra. It's about who you know, and how often you connect with them, so get to networking! In fact, according to your career and money horoscope, 2023 will be one of your most sociable years yet. But before you get to the glitz, glam, and dinner-party invitations coming your way this year, take a moment to slow down and check in with your foundation. This is critical during the beginning of the year when Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn and your familial fourth house of security and retirement until Jan. 18. This means that before you move forward with a new client, freelance contract, business idea, or part-time position, Mercury retrograde wants to make sure you have all your ducks in a row. Are you up to date on taxes? Do you have the proper certifications, licenses, and insurances? Make sure you cover all your bases and follow the rules, or you could be hit with a hefty fine and unwanted delays.
On a brighter note, Pluto, known for its powerful and persuasive qualities, will begin its once-in-a-lifetime journey in Aquarius and your fulfilling fifth house of creativity and popularity from March 23 until June 11. Pluto's short preview in Aquarius showcases the success you can create when you accept and embrace a leadership role instead of hiding behind people-pleasing tendencies. In fact, expect major shake-ups in your professional partnerships and contractual agreements during the April 30 Aries solar eclipse and new moon. If you're willing to actively negotiate, you could see an increase in pay, attract a lucrative business partner, or receive a large lump sum of money. Despite this being a celebratory time, watch out for internal criticism, egotism, and overthinking. With the karmic South Node in Libra illuminating your first house of self and identity from July 18 until Jan. 11, 2025, you may be struggling with how your progress comes across to others. Rather than battling with impostor syndrome, program yourself with positive and prosperous affirmations that remind you how priceless you are. You'll have a better understanding of just how much others appreciate your contributions on May 2, when the Scorpio lunar eclipse and full moon land in your second house of values and self-worth.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
Your level-up is on the way, Scorpio, but it won't happen overnight. According to your 2023 career and money horoscope, the cosmos are cooking up an extra serving of abundance for you this year, but be cautious of get-rich-quick schemes clouding your judgment. Since October 2022, go-getter Mars has been retrograde in curious Gemini and your eighth house of shared resources and debt, and it will remain there until Jan. 12, 2023. During the retrograde process, refine your spending habits and research ways to secure more sustainable and passive income streams. The eighth house also rules secrets and hidden things, so be on the lookout for finding misplaced money and receiving delayed paychecks at the beginning of the year. Overall, this is an excellent time to pay off your credit cards and reduce borrowing.
The rest of 2023 brings a mixed bag of energy, but rest assured, the end of the year is not serving all gloom and doom. Jupiter's journey through impulsive Aries, on the other hand, will highlight everything from your productivity levels and work-life balance to how well you budget and manage your money. As long as you don't go overboard and deprive yourself of your favorite essentials and must-have feel-goods, you'll be proud of how much more time, freedom, and leftover resources you have when the lucky planet leaves Aries and your sixth house of organization and daily routines on May 16.
Keeping that in mind, Jupiter's ingress into sister sign Taurus and your seventh house of partnership from May 16, 2023, until May 25, 2024, is a reminder to be intentional about who you collaborate with and invest in. As an emotionally sensitive water sign, you must choose employers and employees who complement your talents and personality. To get the most out of this transformative transit, you need to feel seen and appreciated to do good work. In fact, be on the lookout for a professional wardrobe makeover or a chance to take new headshots during the May 5 Scorpio lunar eclipse and full moon. You'll need them when business-minded Saturn slips into idealistic Pisces and lights up your fifth house of creativity on March 7. Lasting until 2026, this tranquil transit is excellent for launching a passion project and attracting good fortune!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
Don't sleep on your potential, Sagittarius. This is your career and money year to stop playing it small and boss up! As if the universe wanted you to win, the year kicks off with meticulous Mercury, which rules thought and communication, retrograde in Capricorn and your second house of income, values, and self-worth. Back-spinning through your money zone until Jan. 18, this purposeful period is best spent taking a closer look at your current assets, investments, and income streams. Try not to be too hard on yourself if you're unsatisfied with your current funds. Instead, use this time to create a financial growth and sales plan for the rest of the year. What upgrades do you want to make before 2024? What assets are you ready to secure?
If January presents you with a series of financial fires to put out, rest assured that the cosmos have your back. With your planetary ruler, generous Jupiter, journeying through Aries and your fifth house of risks until May 16, you're being guided to take a leap of faith and allocate your resources toward what brings you joy. If you're feeling burnt out, the rich Venus and Jupiter conjunction in Aries on March 2 is the perfect opportunity to take a break from your normal work routine and have some fun. Just keep in mind that strict Saturn (the planet of responsibility) will slide into evasive Pisces and your foundational fourth house of family and retirement until 2026. Saturn in your fourth house urges you to minimize impulse shopping and prioritize more pressing matters like purchasing a home or sending your children to school. To avoid chaos and imbalance between home and work, discuss future investments and career intentions with loved ones when making life-changing financial decisions; otherwise, feelings could get hurt.
To end the year with a bang, on Dec. 12, the Sagittarius new moon gives you the courage and confidence you need to be bold and bet on yourself. Whether you're launching a personal brand or testing a new product line, don't hold back your light. When your planetary ruler, Jupiter, ends its annual retrograde on Dec. 29 in your daily-routine sector, expect productivity levels to go through the roof.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
Every year doesn't have to be all work and no play, Capricorn. In fact, your 2023 money and career horoscope is screaming at you to slow down and set firm boundaries around your work schedule, money, and, most importantly, undisturbed rest. But with thought-blazer Mercury retrograde in your sign and first house of identity until Jan. 18, it's only normal that you spend the top of the year rethinking your personal goals behind the scenes.
Another important transit to note is the Jan. 21 Aquarius new moon. Electrifying your second house of income and financial security, this new moon can help you open up to unconventional learning methods such as cryptocurrency and digital sales. Seeking guidance from successful peers and friends also brings the inside scoop you need to get started. Just remember to take your time! This is crucial because your planetary ruler, Saturn, is conjunct the new moon, helping you to stop fantasizing (and procrastinating) and make your dreams a tangible reality. If you go slow, you'll see improvements once Saturn switches gears and enters prophetic Pisces (on March 7) and your expressive third house of self-learning and communication. Goats who are involved in publishing, design, and education may see an increase in pay and opportunities to promote their work while Saturn visits this area of your chart until 2026.
However, don't forget that you attract the most money and professional success this year when you listen to your intuition and prioritize rest and restoration. You'll start to see why you've been called to take it easy once the North Node of Destiny glides into Aries and your fourth house of privacy until 2025. If you haven't joined the work-from-home team yet, you could now. The North Node's soulful presence gives you the comfort and reassurance you need to grow and flourish on your own terms, without competing or being micromanaged by others.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
Since 2020, you've been working behind the scenes to revamp your skillset, Aquarius, and with a new degree or certification in tow (thank you, Jupiter in Aries), employers will be wowed by your impressive résumé. Even if you're happy where you're at, don't slack on the job search this year. Your 2023 money and career horoscope wants your professional profiles to portray you in the best possible light. At the beginning of the year, Mercury will already be retrograde alongside Pluto in conservative Capricorn. During this revealing time, expect to release work restrictions and financial limitations keeping you stuck in an irritable mood.
Despite the slowdown, retrogrades are great for reevaluating your current situation to ensure the path you are currently on matches up with your professional wants and monetary needs. But with the planet of thought and logic moving backward in your 12th house of ending and losses until Jan. 18, it may be difficult to maintain a positive mindset and hope for a better future. For instance, have you been in the same position for a while? Changing jobs, relocating to a new office, or transitioning to a new industry can be intimidating at times, but it doesn't have to be. The 12th house also governs imagination and manifestation, so rest assured that all the hard work you've done over the past few years is not in vain.
Fortunately, you'll see a physical change in your paycheck and bank account beginning on March 7 when Saturn, the planet of sustainable success, ingresses into Pisces and your money-making second house of income and assets. Have you been contemplating a new offer to launch or negotiating a pay raise at your current gig? If so, serious Saturn rewards you for your consistency and efforts, especially since Jupiter in Pisces journeyed through this same area of your chart in 2021 and 2022.
Finally, the year comes to a close with lucky Jupiter in Taurus settling into your fourth house of home and stability. Although you love being around people and connecting with coworkers, this privacy-seeking transit offers an opportunity to explore the work-from-home (or anywhere) lifestyle. Other water bearers may be looking into consulting or a freelance gig that provides higher pay and more control. Just be cautious when taking the entrepreneurial route, as you may find that changemaker Uranus in this area of your chart could bring unexpected expenses and inconsistent funds. You may want to ease into your new lifestyle instead of diving in headfirst. It's OK to start small and make passive income on the side while you continue building credibility at your 9-to-5.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) 2023 Money and Career Horoscope
Money's on your mind this year, sweet Pisces — secure your bag! In addition to Jupiter already in Aries and lighting up your second house of income and assets at the top of the year, motivational Mars will continue its retrograde in Gemini and your 10th house of career and wealth until Jan. 12. This retrograde began in October 2022, so you've been reconsidering your long-term goals and money moves for quite some time. However, with meticulous Mercury also retrograde in Capricorn until Jan. 18, you're more aware of the areas of your professional and financial life that demand more discipline and commitment. Consciously or unconsciously, you're looking for exciting and profitable ways to make a name for yourself while increasing your investments and overall net worth. Have you been contemplating settling down into a more stable and profitable career? If yes, you'll want to get moving on your big plans before Mars in Gemini moves out of your house of achievement and public recognition on March 25.
In addition to Mars retrograde clarifying career goals, the Jupiter in Aries transit (from Dec. 20, 2022, to May 16, 2023) encourages you to get serious about diversifying your income streams. Instead of relying solely on your business or 9-to-5, get creative and look for innovative ways to attract extra dough. On March 2, Venus, the planet of financial stability, will meet with Jupiter in Aries, making it an abundant day to present profitable ideas to the world. Although it may seem sketchy at first, others will notice your improved self-confidence and invest in your growth. As if the universe knew you needed a fresh start, Saturn, the planet of responsibility and rewards, will move into Pisces and your first house of self and personal development on March 7. Also known as the great teacher, Saturn brings structure and order to everything it touches. And with the planet of wisdom in your first house until 2026, it's never been a better time to give your résumé and bank account a magical makeover. Keep in mind that Saturn will retrograde in your sign from June 7 through Nov. 4, so pace yourself. Your new chapter is just beginning; there's no need to rush it.