We will start the year in a recession, but all is not lost when it comes to the economy. There are a number of money-making strategies that you can implement in 2023 to protect and grow your finances. And paying attention to planetary movements and economic shifts will be the key to understanding when to make the best moves with your money.
In general, the best money-making strategies for 2023 are going to be to save, invest, and curtail non-essential spending. Because we will be in a recession for the majority of the year, it is going to be best to tighten your money strings. But there will be opportune times to invest, start a business, liquidate assets, etc. Below, you will find in-depth information about when, where, and how to make your money work for you in 2023.
2023 Money-Making Strategies
The strategies outlined below are based on the astrological events for each month in 2023. Use this information to guide your decision-making for improving or managing your money. Always keep in mind that though the vibe may be present for certain activities, it is up to you to work with the energy to achieve your desired results.
Mercury started its retrograde motion at the end of 2022, but we will experience its girth in 2023. In general, Mercury retrograde periods are not the best time to start new endeavors. In particular, this Mercury retrograde period will impact our career in a myriad of ways. As such, it is going to be important not to spend too much during this time. A number of people may experience layoffs, furloughs, or stagnation in the employment world.
However, this is a great time to invest in the stock market. When Mercury is in retrograde motion, we tend to experience slowdowns and technological issues. As such, you should be able to find some decent discounts on premium stocks, ETFs, and other funds. But do expect errors, issues, or delays with technology, so be careful when trading during this time. Be sure to review your transactions before and after your trades.
Mercury retrograde periods are usually not the best time to purchase new funds. Instead, buy stocks that you have dealt with in the past, whether they are still part of your portfolio or if you have liquated them in the past. This will be the best time to do deep-level research on the performance of your portfolio and the overall market. If you are new to investing and have never bought funds before, hold off until February before making your first purchase. Instead, spend this time getting all the useful information you need to make a good investment.
By the time February starts, Mercury will be in full swing in direct motion giving us the go-ahead to make our money work for us. This will be one of the best times to implement money-making strategies in 2023. Vesta will enter Aries on the 7th of the month, giving us the energy to move forward. This will be the right time to spread your wings and look for or work with opportunities that can help you achieve financial independence.
If you are into spell work, this is the perfect time to engage in sex magic and other types of money rituals. Use that passionate sexual desire to achieve financial wealth. Whatever you do during this time, you will have the ideal energy to start a business or program, project, etc., related to an existing business. Also, if you are thinking about releasing a project, book, etc., do so by the 18th to capture the essence of this energy.
Venus will likewise enter Aries on the 20th, giving us even more fire, passion, and desire to realize our dreams. And Jupiter will be quintile with Pluto on Feb 26th, giving us the energy to focus intensely on bringing abundance into our lives. This vibe will have many individuals intensely focusing on their destiny or soul mission. But, it is not the time for action. Instead, use this energy for contemplating, strategizing, and planning how to align yourself best to achieve financial abundance. You will have better days to take action in the coming weeks.
Both Juno and Venus will enter the sign of Taurus around mid-month. This energy can bring some money-making opportunities for many during this time. Check your natal chart to see if you have major planets in the sign of Taurus. If so, you could greatly benefit from these planetary transits. This will be the perfect time to start a side hustle, business, or even a new job.
Additionally, Mercury, the Sun, and Moon will all line up in the sign of Aries. This will only fire the flame since we will have much information and motivation to help us pursue our passions. We will receive a great deal of communication during this time about how to make money. So, pay attention to every bit of financial advice you receive during this time, especially when it comes to leadership, entrepreneurship, and investment advice.
You will be able to start taking action on much of this information right away. So don’t waste time, as you may find it easy to grow or scale your money very quickly. We will close this month with Mars entering Cancer on the 25th. This energy can make us passive-aggressive when it comes to our finances, but it is also very protective energy. As such, it can keep us from making impulsive decisions that we may later regret.
Venus will transition to Gemini on April 11th, putting us in touch with our fun-loving, flirty side. This energy may have you wanting to go out and live it up. But not so fast – remember that most of this year will have us facing an economic recession. So stick to your money-making strategies for 2023. Live a little, but not too much. And make sure that you have a nest egg and emergency fund before you get too wild.
This energy may test your patience, but sticking it out will be best during this time. The total lunar eclipse on April 20th may give you a chance to live it up. This time will be ideal for entrepreneurs. You may see an influx of new business, or if you just started your business, you might encounter promising rewards. The universe will surely drop something special in many of our wallets as the sun and moon will be situated in Aries on the same day.
Either way, you still need to play it safe during this time, as this event will be followed by Mercury retrograding in Taurus. Though the universe may bring you something nice during this time, it is not the best period to begin new projects on your own. Instead, let the universe do your bidding. You may find yourself working with old clients, being called back to your old job, or reaping the rewards of previous investments.
But keep in mind that Taurus rules our finances, romance, and health. Thus, this is not the best time to ask for a raise, promotion, or more money from a client. It is also not the ideal time to take out a loan or otherwise make large financial commitments in your personal or professional life. You may find yourself dealing with health challenges that could cost you more than you anticipated spending during this time. So, the best money-making strategy for the end of this month will be to review your finances, set a budget, and work with the tools you already have.
Not much activity will happen in the financial sector at the beginning of the month. Though many of us may feel more optimistic about financial prospects around May 7 as Venus enters Cancer. Likewise, Mercury will go direct on the 14th, and Jupiter will enter Taurus two days later. So, any financial issues that plagued you last month may turn around swiftly.
Mars will transition into Leo on May 20th, which will have us energized as the sign of fun, family, and pleasure entertains the planet of action. You may feel impulsive during this time, but don’t be too quick to act. Instead, use this fiery energy to enjoy the pleasures of life with temperance, intention, and mindfulness. This is another great time to play with sex magic or engage in similar ritual work to manifest prosperity. It’s also an ideal time to enjoy low or no-cost activities with your family without breaking the bank.
By mid-year, we can expect to see some forward movement in the economy. As Venus enters Leo on June 5th, we can expect to experience even more joy in our finances, romance, and health. All of these factors can influence our overall financial outlook. This will give us even more opportunities to have fun in the sun.
I am all about balance, so I say live it up without getting yourself into debt. Stay focused on your end goal as you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Be mindful and budget as you enjoy your summer because, in the coming weeks, you will have more than enough energy to exercise sensibility. From June 21-26, three astrological bodies will meet in the sign of Cancer.
The Sun, Juno, and Mercury are all set to traverse this sensible, emotional, intuitive, and maternal sign at the end of the month. During this time, you will be more inclined to “feel” your way through financial decisions. In which case, go with your gut when it comes to money-making moves.
If your heart tells you to do something different than what your financial advisor says, go with your intuition. If you are not adept at working with your intuition, you can find some useful strategies for improving it in my free guide. You will probably be more inclined to nurture and protect your finances during this period instead of spending or investing aggressively.
Around mid-month, there will be a true node retrograde in the sign of Aries. Likewise, Chiron will retrograde in Aries on the 23rd. This energy will have us thinking about our identity and how we have or wish to connect to our destiny. It will be the perfect time to review career and business goals and aspirations. You will want to ensure that you align with your soul calling. In doing so, you will set yourself up for the best money-making strategies in 2023 and beyond.
Venus will likewise retrograde in the sign of Leo on June 22. This will not be the best time to engage in new financial endeavors. In fact, you probably won’t even feel like doing so. Instead, focus on reviewing your financials and budgeting during this period. Try to avoid large expenditures, especially as they relate to health and medical procedures. Also, steer clear of indulging in pleasure pursuits, as it could come back to haunt you in the near future. It will be the perfect time to work with a financial coach or advisor to help you get your money in order.
By August 23, we will be in the midst of four retrogrades as Mercury will slow down in the sign of Virgo. Likewise, the sun will enter this sign on the same day. Then on the 28th, we will experience another retrograde as Uranus creeps through the sign of Taurus. So, by the end of the month, a total of five astrological bodies will have things moving very slowly.
Just like in July, August will not be the best time to engage in new, innovative, or aggressive money-making moves. If you are thinking about taking on a new job or changing careers, try to hold out until October. Avoid spending on new equipment or trying out new marketing strategies, etc., in your business too. Instead, stick to tried and true strategies that have served you well in the past. And this goes for any financial endeavor you may pursue during this time.
The stock market will most likely experience a downturn around this time. But don’t get discouraged, as the economy should rev up within a couple of months. So focus on saving, investing, and getting organized. Put back as much extra money as you can during this time. Concentrate your investing efforts on funds that you have already worked with. Cryptocurrency and similar financials may be pretty volatile during this, so hold off if you are new to this market.
This month will be very similar to last month. Jupiter will retrograde in Taurus on the 4th, slowing things down even further. Jupiter is the great benefactor, and his retrograde motion in the sign that governs finances is not going to liven up the economy. Instead, this energy will have us thinking about our finances on a deeper level. Many will shift their financial focus and come up with new ideas for managing their money.
Many of the events of the past few months will shape their new ideals and have them thinking about how they can grow wealth. Likewise, some will take a more generational approach to wealth-building. You may decide to open a savings or brokerage account, start a business, buy real estate, or otherwise invest your money in appreciable funds. And this will be the perfect time to strategize about such endeavors. However, it is not the best time to take action.
Instead, plan during this period and wait until the beginning of October after Mercury goes direct to take action. Also, keep in mind that Vesta will enter Cancer on September 13th. This energy will give us the spark we need to keep going. Even more, we will garner the intuitive know-how during this time to understand the best money-making strategies for our individual lives in 2023 and beyond.
The month of October will hold all the action. The annular solar eclipse in Libra on the 14th will start to bring us back in balance. The economy should begin to show signs of picking back up. It will also be a great time for mergers, collaborations, and partnerships. We are sure to see team effort pay off during this season.
Another lunar eclipse will hit in the sign of Taurus, which will end the Taurus-Scorpio eclipse season. It should bring an end to turbulent economic times. But it can also foretell an end to economic opportunities. This could look like job loss, organizational restructuring, or other financial upheavals. But any changes during this time will be for our good.
You see, the solar eclipse in Libra is slated to balance everything out. This means that if you lose an opportunity, a better one is waiting around the corner. There isn’t much you really need or can do during eclipse season. These events change the dynamics all on their own. So, prepare yourself by staying in the energy of gratitude and maintaining a holistic balance.
This month will begin with Vesta retrograding in Cancer on the 2nd. We will have an opportunity to see how our internal flame has motivated us to grow in our Divine Feminine energy. And this energy is the essence of financial wealth that lives within all of us. We will take a step back and see how much we have grown through our money-making strategies in 2023. Likewise, we will be able to fine-tune any areas that have not served us well.
Venus will enter into Libra on the 8th, giving us even more energy to balance out our financial dynamics. Some of us will be happy, depending on the decisions we have made. Others may not be so enthusiastic if they have not made sound financial choices. Either way, we will have the energy we need to harmonize our finances moving into the next year and beyond.
At the end of the month, three celestial bodies, the Sun, Mars, and Ceres, will line up in Sagittarius. This energy is sure to give us a cause for celebration. By this time, the economy should be on an upward trajectory. And plenty of people will be filled with holiday cheer. Many will also be filled with wisdom and ready to make a new go at it. Some may decide to travel or work abroad during this time as a means of earning or gaining extra income. This will be an ideal time to begin planning an expat career.
Venus will team up with Scorpio on Dec 4th, revealing any hidden finances that you may have missed or otherwise might not be privy to. Scorpio oversees inheritances, money gained from prizes, gambling, taxes, refunds, etc. So, you may be due a big payout during this season.
The Gregorian year will end with Mercury in retrograde motion in Capricorn on the 13th, similar to 2022. About a week later, the Sun will enter the same sign on the 21st. You may find yourself wanting to skip out on your responsibilities to enjoy life a little. And this will be okay for many who will have vacation time. So, definitely enjoy your time off and live it up a little because you were probably entrenched in work-related matters over the past few weeks.
And Venus will give you the green light to do so as she teams up with Sag on Dec 29th. Many will be able to enjoy capital gains from their hard work and investments at the of the year. And within the first few weeks of 2024, Mercury and a few other luminaries will be in direct motion, gearing us up for a year of karmic flow and financial abundance. So enjoy yourself, and be sure to read my upcoming Personal Year Numerology articles to see what 2024 has in store for you.
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