There are some major astrological themes that are being played out in the year 2019, starting with the entrance of Mars in Aries on New Year’s Day. This really kicks start the year 2019 as it forms a trine aspect with Jupiter in the second part of January. Jupiter is being a main player this year travelling in its own sign of Sagittarius bringing forth new educational methods to the collective, new bonds between counties coupled with a more philosophical attitude to the general crisis that we have all experienced from an economic and political viewpoint. On the 21st of January we have a supermoon and total lunar eclipse at 0 degrees in Leo a reminder of the need to be brave in our decisions regarding our futures. The planet Saturn remains steady in the zodiac sign of Capricorn while approaching a conjunction with Pluto towards the end of the year. This combination suggests new ways of dealing with money and collective debt. New economic structures will be put in place that serves to balance the choppy waters of financial chaos that most of us have seen. On the 6th of March, Uranus goes back into Taurus where it will remain for the next seven years creating change in property values, food prices and a new exciting generation emerging who were born with Uranus in Pisces. However this year will feel a less heavy energy than 2018, there is a lighter planetary feel when we all could feel that we are starting to rebuild ourselves on much more solid foundations.
The sign Aries has a balancing act to do in 2019, some planets are working nicely with the rams and some are challenging in energy. The big news is that 2019 starts with a bang as your planetary ruler Mars enters your own sign on the 1st of January. This is a major boost to get your year well and truly into fourth gear. This is also helped by the planet Jupiter from the 7th going into another fire sign Sagittarius, helping you to find you own personal vision for the year ahead. However if you are born between the 1st of April and the 10th you could find yourself having to work twice as hard as you would like. For these rams the planet of discipline and structure Saturn is making a square aspect to your Sun sign for the entire year. During this period you can accomplish a lot within your career, just make sure that you don’t take any short cuts to get where you want to be, Saturn likes to take the long view in planning and steely determination. If you are born right at the end of Aries, 18th -20th then for the first three months of 2019 you have Uranus making a conjunction to your Sun in Aries, meaning that any aspects of your life that needs a shakeup in terms of how you respond and function will be pushed out of the way to allow new meanings and desires to surface in your consciousness. On a general note for all Arians, the planet Jupiter for the majority of the year is transiting your solar 9th house governing education, travel, philosophy and publishing, this heralds also a new spiritual perspective that enlivens you and expands your outer awareness, which are themes that the rams are more than comfortable with.
This is a month that proves to be one of the most defining four weeks in terms of decisions and opportunities that could reflect your year 2019. The planet Mars enters your own sign on the 1st aspecting Venus and Jupiter bringing a sense of value and expansion in relationships. The Mars factor means that you will be confident within yourself and that starts to reflect on the people around you who trust in your judgements and listen to your ideas.
The planet Mars is still in your own sign until the 14th when it moves into Taurus and its planetary energy focuses on the financial sector of your chart. However the planet Venus is now travelling in your career section and that puts an emphasis on diplomacy in the work area. You might need to focus more on your opposing sign Libra and the characteristics that the sign displays to get the best out of Venus; it’s all about bringing harmony to others in the workspace.
I think most bulls out there are still feeling the shocks of last year’s Uranus entering their own sign for the first time in eighty four years. However last year in November the planet Uranus went back into the previous sign of Aries and stays there until March 6th when it moves back into your own sign for the next seven years. This is going to affect early degree Taureans born Aril 20th – 27th the most, since Uranus will be aspecting your Sun sign, be prepared for unexpected changes and a few surprises that if you are open to can change your life in a positive way. For the rest of your Bulls you have the planet Saturn on your side as it continues to travel through Capricorn a sign that is in the same element as you. The planet Jupiter is transiting in your 8th solar house a placement of other people’s money including your partners where the expansion occurs in your life. This is also a good time to go through some inner spiritual development since the 8th house is the place of metaphorical death and rebirth. You can see that there is a theme developing for the bulls in 2019 and the word I would associate is transformation, since the planets involved are Jupiter and Uranus which can alter our perception of how we view our life. Since Taurus is a fixed sign and born under the element of earth it can at times see no reason to change, but change under these two planets is pardon the pun, written in the stars!
The start of the year is slightly clouded by the ongoing transit of Venus in Scorpio which enters the next sign of the zodiac Sagittarius on the 7th, which should make communicating with partners easier. This ongoing Venus transit goes back to September last year and has no doubt made an impact on how you relate to others, time for a rethink.
Motivation is a key to getting things done, but only if you know where that motivation is coming from. The transit of Mars in your solar 12th house creates a tension internally that at first you may not know why you are feeling out of sorts, a little bit of self-reflection should help you discover what you really want out of this year.
It’s all about Jupiter for the twins this year as Zeus of the zodiac travels through your opposite sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter is making its way through your 7th solar house casting a light on your relationships and how you deal with those close to you, this can mean from a romantic perspective to a business partnership. The emphasis on this transit is expansion being created by those that we meet or step into our life. Jupiter can bring a restless energy with an added need to look for some kind of saviour to come along and rescue us from the mundane. With Jupiter opposing our sun sign we have to be careful of this scenario, because it can lead to those with this combination to be led down an unwanted path. The positive manifestation of this transit is opportunities being presented to us that help us to relate to others in a much more playful and spontaneous way. On April the 1st we have the planet Mars entering your own sign until the 16th of May, making you much more direct in your approach to dealing with others, just be careful in the first week of May that you don’t go overboard in not consider other people’s feeling, Mars and Jupiter opposing each other in your polarity point causes you be self-indulgent with your feelings. The main theme of 2019 for the twins is to be careful that you don’t scatter your energies in to many directions as well as the Jupiter factor you also have the planet Neptune still squaring your sun especially if you are born June 5th – 9th, you have to make sure you are not wearing your rose tinted glasses, a slice of reality would certainly put you back down to earth in a positive way.
There is jump start energy about this month as your ruler Mercury moves rapidly through three signs of the zodiac, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius. The best period for you is from the 24th when Hermes travels through the water-bearer. The entrance of Venus in your 7th house meeting up with Jupiter brings out some nice loving feelings from another creating better balance.
Geminis are known for being logical when they need to be with an ability to put their emotions to one side. However this month with Mercury travelling through the sign Pisces, this could be tricky because the sentimental side of your life is making it difficult for you to make a clear cut decisions, especially in regard to your career, might be best to wait if you can until the clouds lift from your fuzzy mind.
This is going to be a busy year for Cancer as the planets Saturn and Pluto are travelling still in your opposite sign; you have the added bonus of the Moons South Node transiting in your own sign for the first time in nineteen years. It may well be a good idea to look back to the year 2000 to get a sense of the cycles and decisions that you made back then. This could prove to be revealing as we tend to respond to similar cycles in the same way. When dealing with the South Node we are responding in our instinctual default setting, what makes you feel secure, and does this help you progress or hinder your development? These are just some of the ongoing questions that during 2019 you will keep revisiting internally but also experience at an external level by those that you come into contact with. There is a tendency to mirror some of these issues on others, however because of the planets Saturn and Pluto transiting through Capricorn, partners and those close to you are going to put firm boundaries in places, forcing you to accept some of your weak points. Like I said earlier this is a big year for you all that can be highly transformative but complex in nature. This is going to be highlighted with the Solar and Lunar eclipses in January, July and December which have a direct influence on your sign.
You have a partial Solar Eclipse at 15 degrees in your opposite sign of Capricorn on the 6th bringing any old issues in a present or past relationship to the surface. This is also impacted by the planet Mars in another cardinal sign like yourself Aries ruling the work section of your chart, meaning significant developments are taking place with new bold ideas of where to take your career this year.
The high energy of last month could leave an energetic mark on you as you seek to improve your current status in relation to your ambition and life path. This could take the form of a spiritual practice that allows you to connect with your authentic self in new and exciting ways – this is a month your be glad to hear is about you nurturing your own needs.
Leo’s would step in their hoards into my client practice last year, mainly because of the eclipses and the Moons Nodes travelling in their own sign. These cycles’ highlighted areas that the lion’s needed to work through in order to help their move into a new sphere of their life. However there is one more hurdle to get through on the 21st of January as we have a total lunar eclipse at 0 degrees in Leo , bringing a close from last year and starting a new nineteen year cycle. This is more about how you reacted to the changes from last year that will give a clear indication of how this year pans out. Since Leos are ruled by the Sun any eclipses even if they are not in your own sign are going to have a major effect and shift in your vibration. The transit of Jupiter in another fire sign is going to inspire your need to be creative and expressive in your day to day life. This marks a new cycle in your ability to enjoy social activities especially in the areas of art, drama and children’s activities. There is such a strong pull towards the finer things in life that you could find yourself overdoing it in those areas, Jupiter is a planet that forgets boundaries and limitations. In August the planets the Sun, Venus and Mars are travelling in your own zodiac sign – a period when you will feel that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to, enjoy.
There is quite a bit of focus on the educational side of your life this month as the planets Mars and Uranus are travelling in your 9th house. You may feel you need to get away from it all and go travelling abroad for the New Year. On the 20th the Sun moves into your opposing sign of Aquarius adding a little bit of spice to your personal relationships.
The emphasis for the next four weeks is a kind of wandering urge to seek out new experiences and different viewpoints. There is almost a heighted awareness that life has a new meaning that you cannot for now put your finger on, this all sounds very abstract and that well could be part of the fascination.
Virgo is a sign of the zodiac that always needs to feel that it is kept busy or has a purpose, more than any other sign. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, the great messenger of the gods, meaning communication in all forms is an integral part of your nature. This year is going to be a year of opportunity for you, with the planet Jupiter transiting in your 4th house expect house moves and relocations. This is also added by Saturn travelling through another earth sign Capricorn in your solar 5th house of creativity and self-expression. Both planets are weaving their planetary magic on your core values and how you relate to other people in a social level. This allows new insights and ideas to begin to manifest in your day to day life. Which leads to an exciting year, just watch out for when Mercury, your ruler goes retrograde; the periods for 2019 are March 6th – 28th, July 8th – 31st and November 1st – 21st. During these weeks you may find that things begin to slow down or blocks and obstacles seem to constantly be in the way. The best advice I can give is to not make any big decisions if you can during these periods. If you are born from September 5th – 12th then you have the planet Neptune opposing your Sun sign, which means you are currently going to be going through quite a change in your personality, becoming much more sensitive around people and environments opening you up to a much more spiritual outlook in your life.
Your ruler Mercury is rocketing forward through three signs of the zodiac this month creating a flurry of new and exciting ideas that come to your attention. It’s important that you remain fixed on your objectives and not get carried away with too many possibilities or different ways of looking at your career options, duality is good, but being adaptable can also come across as none committal.
There is a change of pace in February as relationships with others take priority and how you are viewed through their eyes. Mercury in the second half of the month is in Pisces and joins up with Neptune, this combination can create illusions, but this is with partners and what they expect from you, the difficulty is going to be the realisation that you don’t have control over others in how they see you.
There is a strong educational aspect to 2019; the mighty Jupiter is travelling in your solar 3rd house expanding your intellectual horizons. For many Librans the first half of the year is about you making sense of the last seven years and that period finally coming to an end in March of this year. If you step back and review this period you might find that you have become much more independent and stronger in your views on certain subject matters, it also means that you are more direct in your approach to communicating with family members. The planet Uranus has been travelling in your opposite sign since 2011 and on March 6th it leaves Aries not to return for another eighty four years. The significance of this is huge, since the opposite sign casts a light on how we deal with polarity with our self and others. For many Librans there will need to be a strong work ethic as the planet Saturn makes a square aspect to your Sun, this transpires in the family section of your chart, so be aware of extra responsibilities and duties in relation to those close to you. The planet Saturn also relates to property and the home, which could manifest as restructuring your home or building extensions within your own property in 2019.
Your planetary ruler Venus moves into Sagittarius on the 7th and links up with Jupiter as the month progresses helping you to expand social contacts and educational resources. There is such an inspiring start to the year that most of you will feel finally that you have balance in your life, something Librans are constantly striving for.
Venus moves into the home section of your chart this month creating a peaceful and creative atmosphere with family members. However it will also make a conjunction with Saturn and Pluto in the latter part of the month igniting old issues and repeated cycles in the ancestral realm of your life and your background – time to face the fear.
Opportunities came with a bang in 2018 and now it’s time to capitalise on them and show the world just hard you can work to achieve your ambitions. The two planets that rule your zodiac sign are Mars which is the traditional and Pluto your modern ruler. Mars travels in Aries in the first two months of the year which is situated in your solar 6th house of health and work, meaning you need to be careful that you are not being to direct in your communication with others. However on the 14th of February Mars moves into your opposite of Taurus for the next two months. This is a powerful combination that could go either way, it’s important that you listen to the opinions of others during this transit. If you become to bombarding in your views you are likely to cause friction and confrontation with those who usually try to support you. The general theme for 2019 is remaining constant in your objectives by not getting involving in other people’s dramas and issues. The lunar eclipses this year are helping you to use your communication and intuitive skills with wisdom and love, but only if you listen to your inner needs. The planet Jupiter is travelling for the majority of the year in your solar 2nd house of personal fiancé and resources, but also the astrological area of how we look after our body and feel about it, this could be the start of a new fitness programme that also has a certain philosophical leanings to it.
This is a powerful month with your two planetary rulers Mars and Pluto travelling in cardinal signs of the zodiac you can expect a busy four weeks. The other area that you need to be focused on is your financial situation as Venus and Jupiter meet each other in your solar 2nd house, a combination that likes to spend on aesthetics.
The big news this month is that Mars moves into your opposing sign of Taurus on the 14th ready for Valentine’s Day and could not be more apt as partnerships are the focus. Mars has a tendency to be direct and take no prisoners its attitude, this might work with those who are just acquaintances, but partners may feel you could be a bit more subtle in your approach.
Sagittarians like to enter a room with a drum roll and in 2019 they have their planetary ruler Jupiter as the backup band – all is good when Zeus is on your side. This is a pivotal year as Jupiter for the first time in twelve years is travelling in your own zodiac sign. There is a need for expansion and freedom in your creative expression but also a new vision for what you want out of your future to come to your consciousness. The best time for this to occur is when Jupiter is retrograde during the period of April 11th – August 12th this gives an opportunity for a bit of self-reflection and not a time of launching new projects or manifesting new ideas. During the retrograde period of Jupiter it also squares the planet Neptune travelling in Pisces causing confusion in direction and boundaries being challenged in the home environment. However this is just a blip in a year when you feel one step ahead of the rest of the pack and if that is not enough, blind optimism will get you through most situations that arise that you feel are out of your control. In a way this should be your mantra for the year ‘all is well in my world’ because Jupiter does bear gifts, some of them are false promises and some of them are real opportunities that take you out of your comfort zone and expand your awareness of yourself and others.
The planets Jupiter and Venus travel together in your own sign this month, making some magical moments from a social and romantic perspective. This leads into some unusual circumstances with those that you meet over the next four weeks, but it also serves to enlighten and help you with setting up your own personal vision for your year.
This is a much more work orientated month, with much of the focus being on how you make your money and what you do with once you have it. The archers are a sign that likes to not be dragged down by other people’s negativity, but it is also worth remembering that we sometimes need to be aware of our own inner motivation for doing the job that we do.
How was last year? Did you achieve all that you set out to do, or was it a case of one step forward and two steps back? Those of you born in the first ten days of Capricorn can expect a slightly easier time of it in regards to work and relationships. However if you are born between the 2nd – 12th of January you might find yourself lumbered with more responsibilities than even you would wince over. But this is a period in which you can reach great things and achieve so much if you keep your eye on the prize. Capricorns are a sign that likes to have a mountain to climb and your planetary ruler Saturn is certainly giving you a push in the right direction during 2019. If you are a Capricorn born between the 9th – 15th of January then you have the planet Pluto making a conjunction to your Sun sign during most of this year, this brings up a period of transformation and letting go of perceptions and opinions that no longer serve you in your life, this is a catalyst for change when Pluto comes knocking. The goats are in a precious period in 2019 when if they focus on the positive and remain fixed in their purpose, they will finally feeling that they are reaching the top of that mountain towards the end of the year.
The planet Mercury travels in your own sign from the 5th until 24th making it easier for you to express your ideas to others , but also to be adaptable to changing circumstances around you, especially in the area of work. This will be intensified from the week of the 7th as Mercury applies a conjunction to Saturn in your own sign, discipline and sheer bloody-mindedness should see you through!
Last month you were blessed with the energy of Mercury this month see’s you bask in the glory of Venus. This combination usually adds diplomacy and tact to your nature but also sees you being able to appreciate the finer things in life, no matter what your budget is. You will have to watch out for the planet Mars which is squaring your Sun that you don’t become too impulsive in your actions towards others.
When writing about Aquarius I have to consider both planetary rulers Saturn and Uranus to get an idea of how your year will pan out. The first thing to consider is Saturn, which is travelling in the middle part of the zodiac sign Capricorn, residing in your 12th house. Now this is the same combination as last year, the difference is that Saturn is heading towards making a conjunction with the planet Pluto throughout the year. The significance of this is great internal personal transformation in your world view, or at least what you believe and what you don’t is experiencing a shift in outlook. The 12th house rules, seclusion, spirituality it is the portal to the next world, through dream or astral work it is the gatekeeper to the next world. Saturn and Pluto coming together force you to confront unconscioness truths to surface in your dream world or through meditation or yoga practice. While this is going on your secondary ruler Uranus for the first three months of the year travels through Aries, which it has been (apart from last year from May – November) for the last seven years. However on the 6th of March Uranus moves back into Taurus and ingress into your 4th house of home, family and ancestral past. Over the next seven years huge changes will take place in how you relate to the core of your inner foundations, including your past and where you come from in terms of family links. This is a period of breaking away from old traditions that might have posed as a security blanket in the past, but now you will begin to see that in order for you to develop as an individual you will need to restructure your basic survival emotions.
Your personal communication skills are in full swing as the planet Mars is travelling in your solar 3rd house, you might have to be careful that you’re not too direct in your opinions to the more sensitive types around you. On the 7th your modern ruler moves direct again in your 3rd house, breathing new life into old ideas that you had at the beginning of last year.
The planets Mars and Uranus for a conjunction in the first two weeks of this month making you feel impulsive to get your points across to others. This can be inspiring but also a little bit frustrating if you feel that those around you are not keeping up with your constant flow of eureka moments that seem to just roll of the tongue. Luckily for you Jupiter is travelling in the friendship zone of your chart, so all should be forgotten by next month.
Pisces is a sign that likes escape routes, not in a negative way, but the thought that whatever they commit to in life there is always a get out clause or another option. This year you might have to fight much more strongly to maintain the relationships or work situations more than usual. This is not because you are being left behind or that work no longer requires your services, it’s just you might be more tempted this year for those ‘other options’. This is largely due to the fact that your modern ruler Jupiter is still traveling in your own sign, but also your traditional ruler Jupiter is transiting in another mutable sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter is going to be igniting your career ambitions in 2019, catapulting you to be big and bold while keeping your feet on solid ground. Both the planets, Neptune and Jupiter are the high fliers of the zodiac that hate boundaries and any kind of structure, if you can keep grounded, then the world really will be your oyster. However if you go off in to many tangents all at the same time you could find yourself in the predicament of planning that escape route , while leaving a mess for others to sought out. This is really a year which depending on what kind of Pisces you are (yes there are two types), will set the tone for 2019. Get this year right, then you will be able to have as many options as you like, no one else is going to complain.
Your two ruling planets Jupiter and Neptune are making a square aspect with each other during the month adding a mixture of inspiration and confusion in terms of direction with career. This might be a better month to write down your thoughts and feelings rather than ‘act’ on them. The energy of Jupiter and Neptune can be idealistic without due consideration for the more pragmatic needs of some of those far out ideas, however it is worth you jotting them down , you never know when they may come in use.
The planet Mercury from the 10th is in your own sign which combines with Neptune as the month progresses. Over the next four weeks you could find yourself having to explain things twice to others, it would appear that people around you are listening but unable to hold some of your concepts in their heads, don’t take it to personally, it maybe that you are so far ahead in time that they just need to catch up.