Unlike the versions from year’s past of this astro guide, you will note that there are no questions or prompts to consider for each of the astrological events.
You can find all the prompts, questions, and detailed explanations for the events described below in the Planning by Starlight Planner!
If you want a taste of the planner, check out the pics sprinkled throughout this post! They are all created by Jacquelyn Tierney and they come from the 2024 version of Planning by Starlight!
Now, for those of you who are relatively new to Astrology, don’t worry.
I keep this guide simple and straightforward so you can get a lot out of it.
If you really love astrology, or enjoy learning more and more about how it works, then be sure to check out my book, Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology – which has a ton of great astro info and is relevant whether you have kids or not!
And if you are ready to really put the stars to work for you, then do join The Fixed Stars Society…where I fix the stars to shine in your favor!
Please note that all times given are in central time. If you need help with timezone conversation go here.
The Many Faces of the Moon
Let the Sun In
✩ 1/20: Sun enters Aquarius 8:07 AM
✩ 2/18: Sun enters Pisces 10:13 PM
✩ 3/19: Sun enters Aries (Spring Equinox) 10:06 PM — Vernal/Autumnal Equinox
✩ 4/19: Sun enters Taurus 9:00 AM
✩ 5/20: Sun enters Gemini 7:59 AM
✩ 6/20: Sun enters Cancer 3:51 PM — Summer/Winter Solstice
✩ 7/22: Sun enters Leo 2:44 AM
✩ 8/22: Sun enters Virgo 9:55 AM
✩ 9/22: Sun enters Libra (Fall Equinox) 7:44 AM — Autumnal/Vernal Equinox
✩ 10/22: Sun enters Scorpio 5:15 PM
✩ 11/21: Sun enters Sagittarius 1:56 PM
✩ 12/21: Sun enters Capricorn 3:21 AM — Winter/Summer Solstice
Lunar and Solar Eclipses in 2024
There are four eclipses in 2024, they occur in the signs of Libra, Aries, and Pisces. You can learn more about eclipses and how to work with them .
In short, I have found that eclipses are very useful for breaking long-held patterns of thought, behavior, attitude, and action that no longer serve.
Many astrologers talk about eclipses in negative terms but don’t let that keep you from noting eclipse times and trying your hand at working with them in an intentional manner.
If you want to truly optimize your eclipse experience then join the Fixed Stars Society here we make Eclipse Magic every single time an eclipse rolls around.
.·:·.☽✧ 3/25: Lunar Eclipse at 5 degrees Libra at 2:00 AM
.·:·.☽✧ 4/8: Solar Eclipse at 19 degrees Aries at 1:21 PM
.·:·.☽✧ 9/17: Lunar Eclipse at 25 degrees Pisces at 9:34 PM
.·:·.☽✧ 10/2: Solar Eclipse at 10 degrees Libra at 1:49 PM
Mercury Retrogrades for 2024
Every planet has retrograde periods but most people are only familiar with Mercury Retrograde – mostly because many astrologers and non-astrologers alike make this period out to be terrible, full of bad luck, and extremely frustrating. It can be, but I prefer to practice with Mercury retrograde instead of in resistance to it.
You can learn more about Mercury retrograde in my Mercury RX archives and check out this article to start to get a sense of how you might . If you are what I call Mercury-sensitive you will want to make a note of the things to do and join the Fixed Stars Society where we always engage with the Mercury RX Survival Kit.
In 2024 all of the Mercury Retrogrades all occur mostly in Fire signs with the exceptions being the first retrograde period of the year which begins in December of 2023 and in the sign of Capricorn and the third retrograde period of 2024 which begins on August 4th in the sign of Virgo before Mercury retrogrades into Leo.
When Mercury retrogrades in Fire signs, we often find that impatience, aggression, and anger get the best of us. The vibe is hot and bothered and these retrograde periods make conflict much more likely on both personal and global levels. Watching out for accidents, arguments, and scattered energy is a smart move during these periods. These are excellent periods to look at things like exercise, fitness, creative work, and nutrition.
For a detailed write up on what the Mercury Retrogrades have in store for us make sure you snag the Planning By Starlight Planner!
Here are the dates for the 2024 Mercury Retrogrades:
December 13th 2023 – January 1st 2024: Retrograde starts at 1:09 AM in Capricorn at 8 degrees. Mercury stations direct on January 1st at 9:08 PM in Sagittarius at 22 degrees.
April 1st 2023 – April 25th 2024: Retrograde starts at 5:14 PM in Aries at 27 degrees. Mercury stations direct on April 25th at 7:54 AM in Aries at 16 degrees.
August 4 2024 – August 28th 2024: Retrograde starts at 11:56 PM in Virgo at 4 degrees. Mercury stations direct on August 28th at 4:14 PM in Leo at 21 degrees.
November 25th – December 15th 2024: Retrograde starts at 8:42 PM in Sagittarius at 22 degrees., Mercury stations direct on December 15th at 2:56 PM in Sagittarius at 6 degrees.
These three inner planets move through the sky and around the zodiac relatively quickly which means that they make many transits throughout the year. Besides the Mercury Retrogrades listed above, there is a Mars retrograde in 2024 at the end of the year that carries into 2025. Happily there is no Venus Retrograde to contend with this year!
Mars Retrograde: December 6th 2024 – February 23rd 2025
Mars Retrograde begins at 5:33 PM in Leo at 6 degrees and stations direct on February 23rd 2025 at 8:00 PM in Cancer at 17 degrees.
For more on Mars Retrograde please see .
Jupiter in Taurus and Gemini: Beauty and Brilliance
Jupiter in Taurus
May 16th 2023 – May 25th 2024 ~ Jupiter enters Taurus at 11:19 AM and remains in Taurus until May 25th 2024.
Jupiter in Gemini
May 25th 2024 – June 10th 2025 – Jupiter enters Gemini at 6:15 PM and remains in Gemini until June 10th 2025.
There is a Jupiter Retrograde in 2024 in the sign of Gemini.
October 9th – February 4th 2025: Retrograde starts at 2:05 AM in Gemini at 21 degrees. Jupiter stations direct on February 4th at 3:40 AM in Gemini at 11 degrees. For more on Jupiter Retrograde, please see this article.
Saturn in Pisces: Getting Real with Spirituality
Saturn in Pisces
March 7th, 2023 – May 24th 2025 and September 1st 2025 – February 13th 2026
There is a Saturn Retrograde in 2024 in the sign of Pisces.
June 29th 2024 – November 15th, 2024: Retrograde starts at 2:07 PM in Pisces at 19 degrees. Saturn stations direct on November 15th at 8:20 AM in Pisces at 12 degrees. For more on how to work with Saturn Retrograde, refer to this article.
Uranus in Taurus: Little Earthquakes
March 7th 10:28 AM – July 7th 2025 and November 7th 2025 – April 25th 2026
For more on Uranus in Taurus, see article and offering.
There are actually two Uranus Retrograde periods in 2024, both in the sign of Taurus.
August 28th 2023 – January 26th 2024: Retrograde begins at 9:38 PM in Taurus at 23 degrees. Uranus stations direct on January 26that 10:47 PM in Taurus at 19 degrees.
September 1st 2024 – January 30th 2025: Retrograde begins at 10:18 AM in Taurus at 27 degrees. Uranus stations direct on January 30th at 10:22 AM in Taurus at 23 degrees.
For more on Uranus Retrograde, see .
Neptune in Pisces: Sail Away
April 4th 2011 – March 30th 2025
There is a Neptune Retrograde in 2024 in the sign of Pisces.
July 2nd, 2024 – December 7th, 2024: Retrograde starts at 5:40 AM in Pisces at 29 degrees, and stations direct on December 7th at 7:22 AM in Pisces at 27 degrees.
For more on Neptune Retrograde, see .
in Capricorn and Aquarius: Climb and Summit
Pluto in Capricorn
January 25th 2008 – March 23rd 2023
June 11th 2023 – January 19th 2024
September 2nd 2024 – November 18th 2024
Pluto in Aquarius
March 23rd 2023 – June 11th 2023
January 20th 2024 – September 1st 2023
November 19th 2024 – March 8th 2043
There is a Pluto Retrograde in 2024 in the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn.
May 2nd 2024 – October 11th, 2024: Retrograde begins at 12:46 PM in Aquarius at 2 degrees and stations direct on October 11th at 7:34 PM in Capricorn at 29 degrees. For more on Pluto Retrograde see this .