2023 - The Year of Love
According to astrological experience, every year has a special magic. Knowing it, you can better get through the days and know when and where dangers are waiting, and how to avoid them. Even more important is to know and use your strengths.
In 2023, planet Mars rules. Reddish sparkling like fire or like blood, that's how it shows itself at night. At times it comes so close to Earth that its reddish color glows like a distant eye. People of earlier times therefore shuddered when his red increased. Will he awaken the fire in people so that they go to war against each other?
But the real meaning of Mars is not war, but growth! He rules the spring and makes sure that after the cold of the winter in the nature new life awakes again. We owe it to him that buds and branches sprout on the trees, that fresh green makes the dry meadows happy. There is no war between the branches on the trees and stalks on the meadow. The fact that warlike intentions have always been imputed to this Mars is not due to the sky, but to us humans on earth who have distanced ourselves from the truth.
Not only the vegetable world is animated by Mars, but also all animals feel him in spring and invent thousands and thousands of games to win the other sex. And we humans are no different. Only that our lust for the opposite sex is not limited to spring. This lust ultimately wants more than satisfaction: In every union between woman and man there is the desire for procreation and fertilization. For it is through his children and children's children that man attains eternity.
This presupposes that there is something else in this Mars, namely the desire to unite. This force is most clearly expressed in astrology by planet Venus. Without it, Mars loses itself, becomes meaningless. Together with Venus, the most beautiful thing that life brings forth on our earth is born: love.
In this respect the interpretation of Mars in the direction of war and destruction is wrong. 2023 is a year of love. It depends only on us to take it also in such a way.
Also in a Mars year the ruler planet does not rule alone. He must come to terms with the other planets. Jupiter can make sure that we interpret the rulership of the planet Mars correctly, namely in the direction of peacefulness and love. Saturn is in the zodiac sign of Pisces from March. This also supports the view that 2023 is about love, not war. Neptune is in the zodiac sign of Pisces throughout the year. Its message is clear and unambiguous: life has infinite dimensions, anything is possible, but love always wins in the end.
The whole year applies: "Amor vincit omnia" ("Love conquers all" according to Virgil).