Astrologer Lisa Stardust breaks down what 2024 holds for the star signs when it comes to romance.
In 2024, we will come to find that love can be a catalyst for personal growth and evolution. Whether with an intimate partner, friend, family member, or community, connecting with others on a spiritual and soulful level will challenge us to become better versions of ourselves. This requires us to step out of our comfort zones and embrace change, which can be difficult but ultimately rewarding. The year offers opportunities to seek out relationships that can help us work through trauma and pain, and allow us to feel more seen and appreciated. Let’s remember that we are built for this, and embrace this journey together.
On 19 February, the centaur Chiron aligns with the North Node of Destiny, both are transiting your Sun sign. This offers you a chance to let go of the past, fully embrace love, and forgive yourself and others, as well as make progress in mending the heartbreak you’ve been working through. Doing so will enable you to connect with the upcoming eclipses on 25 March, 8 April, and 2 October, on a deep level, allowing you to release relationships that no longer serve you. Though your contact list seems smaller, you’ll find that the quality of your connections will improve.
On 21 April, Jupiter and Uranus will align on your Sun, bringing an opportunity for you to pursue a partnership that allows for more independence, while also fostering spiritual connection. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be spending less time together, rather that you’ll be granting each other the space to grow as individuals. By doing so, you’ll both have the chance to become the people you aspire to be. 23 May is a prime date to come together and share the insights you’ve learned, to help both of you grow as a unit.
When lucky Jupiter and the yearly Venus Star Point connect with your Sun on 26 May and 4 June, you’ll feel a sense of romantic euphoria. Jupiter’s year-long transit gives you an opportunity to analyse your emotions and sentiments. However, keep in mind that you may feel uncertain and insecure about the future of your relationships on 19 August and 24 December, when Saturn squares Jupiter. The good news is that the last retrograde of 2024, starting on 26 November and lasting until 15 December, helps you sort through these emotions and gain clarity on what you want from your partner.
Balancing your career and personal life will be challenging, especially during the lunar eclipses on 25 March. This eclipse will likely push you to take a moment to realign with your partner, especially when Pluto returns to Capricorn from 2 September to 19 November. It’s important to avoid finding yourself in a love triangle with work and your partner/crush. Make an effort to manage all aspects of your life without sacrificing your relationship. Although it will require a lot of effort and careful scheduling, you can achieve a fulfilling career and personal life. You’re capable of having it all.
With evocative Pluto transiting your house of partnerships for the majority of 2024, you’ll find that you are lost in a lavender haze (of love, that is). However, that may mean that you don’t have time for a lot of your friends or activities. When you want to connect during Mercury’s moonwalk on 15 August and Mars’s backspin on 6 December (both aspect your Sun), you may feel a little bit bummed that you’re not getting enough attention from your crew at this time – because you haven’t fully invested time in them. Open your horizons to spending time with others outside of your partnership.
This year, embrace the love you’ve always wanted. Believe in the best of others and give them the benefit of the doubt. Trust your intuition to guide you towards the type of relationship you desire. On 18 September, the lunar eclipse will offer a fresh start for matters of the heart. It’s up to you to decide how you want to proceed, no one else. Therefore, you should try to limit the amount of people you discuss your love life with. After all, they do not know what goes on behind closed doors and during pillow talk with your partner.
The year starts on a romantic high, with Venus and Mars forming a conjunction on 22 February. The eclipses on 25 March, 8 April, and 2 October push you to make major decisions about love – if you let go of past wounds and heartaches. The good news is that the Venus Star Point on 4 June urges you to define what you want on your terms. If you choose to move forward with this person or deepen the bond, you’ll find that this is an ideal time to jump in. Don’t look back. Keep moving forward with your significant other.
Your love life will be waffling back and forth from highs and lows throughout the winter, and you’ll find that you’re back on track after 21 April. The lunar eclipse on 18 September will allow you to express your innermost sentiments to your crush/significant other in ways that you haven’t before since you sometimes are shy when it comes to expressing yourself. This will be a time to speak up and let your inner sentiments be known. After all, how can people to know what you want and what your expectations are if you choose to not tell them?
This year, despite your love for freedom, you may find yourself more inclined to partner up and fall into a romantic rabbit hole. The Aries solar eclipse on 8 April ignites a spark within you that urges you to merge with the person you adore. Then, on 26 May, when Jupiter enters Gemini, you may experience even stronger feelings. The Venus Star Point on 4 June pushes you towards a commitment, even though the future may be unclear during the lunar eclipse on 18 September. So, enjoy the ride and don’t let anything stand in the way of your happiness.
Expansive Jupiter and wild card planet Uranus uniting in Taurus on 21 April will provide you with an opportunity to expand your relationships in unexpected ways. This could mean stepping out of your comfort zone and accepting an invitation out from the person you’ve been crushing on, or doing a fun activity with your partner that veers from the regular routine. As the year goes on, your feelings will deepen. From 2 September to 19 November , you’ll find that your relationship heats up in many exciting ways, allowing you to connect intimately – provided that you both respect each other’s boundaries.
On 22 February, Venus and Mars link up with your Sun, making you feel more connected to love. These vibes will continue until springtime, when Jupiter enters Gemini on 26 May. This brings a strong desire to commit, with 4 June pushing you to jump into a new relationship. Pluto aligns with your Sun sign on 21 January, which can make your passions run high. This feeling will persist until 2 September, and reappear on 19 November. With such intense desires, you’ll find it challenging not to burn out while chasing love, especially when Mars turns retrograde on 6 December.
Saturn, the planet of commitment, and Neptune, the planet of inspiration, align with your Sun throughout 2024. This year, you may desire a special connection with someone, but be cautious of getting too caught up in the fantasy and overlooking their flaws. By approaching a relationship with awareness, you can find a partner that speaks to your spirit on a deep and divine level. You’ll DTR (define the relationship) on 22 March and be lost in a love bubble by 3 April . The lunar eclipse on 18 September heightens these sentiments and starts a journey around romance with your partner or someone new.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.