Happy 2019! Scroll down for your #EclipseSeason Horoscopes and get ready to put in work.
SUN CONJUNCTS SATURN AT 11˚ CAPRICORN, MERCURY ENTERS CAPRICORN
We start off the beginning of 2019 with so.much.Saturn. Saturn moves into the heart of the Sun on Jan. 2, 2019 marking a beginning of a new cycle for these two celestial bodies. This is a very powerful Saturn manifesting its significations of stability, achievement and maturity.
Mercury also moves into Saturn’s territory on Jan. 4, 2019 turning our mental focus on all things Capricorn - realistic goals, ambition and career. We become concerned with responsibilities, structure and building a stable life. The vibe is serious and the pressure to excel is high.
PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE AT 15˚ CAPRICORN
Eclipses are always potent lunations that can manifest as a growth wild card. It also occurs up to 6x a year and is a very common event. It is more helpful to look at them in their bigger cycles. Sometimes shocking and unexpected things happen, and sometimes nothing really happens. If you are having a Solar or Lunar activated year, eclipses are times to watch out for. On Jan. 5, 2019 at 8:28pm ET, we experience our first partial solar eclipse in Capricorn since 2011. A partial solar eclipse is when the moon only partially covers the Sun. This event will be visible from norteastern China, Mongolia, Japan, eastern Russia, northern Micronesia, the Pacific Ocean and westernmost Alaska. Eclipses always occur in oppositional pairs for about 2 years, repeating about every 9 years. We experienced the first batch of the Cancer-Capricorn eclipses back in July 12, 2018 during a Solar Eclipse in Cancer. This means, whatever houses in your charts that are Cancer & Capricorn, will have eclipses occurring here for the next 2 years. The themes are about stability and security.
A Solar Eclipse is an amplified new moon and this one is sitting with the south node of the Moon providing an emptying out influence. As new birth emerges, death also occurs. For people with luminaries (Sun & Moon), personal planets (Mercury, Venus & Mars), and angles (Ascendant and Midheaven) in Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn), the eclipse season will likely bring about some potent beginnings and endings. No need to freak out or be afraid. Often the wheels of change have likely been in motion already so just observe. Solar Eclipses tend to express itself for about 6 months. Sometimes an external event doesn’t actually happen or things happen in the lives of the people around you. Regardless of what transpires, the energy of new beginnings is thick in the air.
URANUS STATIONS DIRECT AT 28˚ ARIES
On Jan. 6th Uranus moves forward, for the final time, in Aries. All planets are in direct motion now. No more retrogrades for now. Uranus has spent the last 7 years in your Aries house and is now set to finish up and tie loose ends for the next 2 months. Think of it as needing to finish all the to-dos on your list. What innovations and breakthroughs have you experienced in your life since 2011? What shocking and unexpected changes have occurred? Uranus can be stabilizing and chaotic but can also be exciting and liberating.
VENUS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
OMG FINALLY. Venus leaves the deep waters of Scorpio having spent so much time there since her retrograde cycle. The planet of making harmonious connections and experiencing beauty moves into the mutable fires of Sagittarius on Jan. 7th. Her time here will be an auspicious one for all of us because she is hosted and received by the lord of abundance Jupiter. The two classically benefic planets rendezvous together and provide blessings for all of us this month.
Venus in Sagittarius is about pursuing our relationships with more inspiration and optimism. We tend to relate with others in a more generous, direct and truthful way. There’s a general mood of buoyancy and enthusiasm. We are more inclined to explore new ways of connecting with art and beauty and experiencing new flavours of pleasure and joy. Also, we may be needing more room and independence from others as we explore new grounds. Alternatively, we are inspired to look out into the future and take our relationships to the next level. Either way, there is excitable restlessness in the air.
SUN & MERCURY CONJUNCTS PLUTO ALL IN CAPRICORN at 20-21˚
On Jan. 11th the Sun conjoins Pluto and on Jan. 18th Mercury does the same. This is a very transformative time for all that we’ve been building and setting up this Capricorn Season. Pluto often shows us the deep seated power that we have access within. And the other side of that immense power, is fear. It is possible that this can also manifest as needing to exercise intense control in our communication with others. with others. Pluto can really push us towards our worst case scenarios and catastrophic fears. Practice curiosity with all that you’re afraid of. In Capricorn this can be about fears of failure. What does it say about your rigidity and need for control? Does holding on to your power actually liberate you and give you more success? What happens if you let go of your high expectations of yourself? Is your worst case scenario really that unliveable?
JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS SQUARE NEPTUNE IN PISCES BOTH AT 14˚
On Jan. 13th this major outer planet transit confronts how our belief systems (Jupiter) conflict with our spiritual ideals (Neptune). Jupiter as a planet is about exploring meaning and expanding our worlds. Neptune is about the dissolution of ego and connecting with something larger than our ego and bodies. Both planets tend towards idealizing reality. There can be tremendous deceptive optimism under this aspect so be cautious of false prophets. Neptune confuses and deludes Jupiter’s search for truth. In Pisces, Neptune can easily move into martyrdom and Jupiter in Sagittarius into a dogmatic preacher. These two can easily be intolerant of reality and would prefer fantasies and daydreams. The houses affected by this transit can express as a strong need for escape. Overall, Jupiter is entering the last quarter or waning cycle with Neptune. There is a need to deconstruct old and outdated views to make room for a new world.
Read your horoscopes for the first 2 weeks of January 2019. It is best to read with your Ascendant/Rising sign in mind. But you can also read your Sun sign (especially if you are a day chart) and your Moon sign (especially if you are a night chart). The mood is work hard in the face of change.
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Your career and overall life direction is entering a new era. Something ripe is brewing and you need to put your head down, strategize and build. There’s no room for half-ass attempts or flaking out on your dreams. Now is the time to create the structure to support your career and aspirations. Remember that slow and steady wins the race. Check your impatience out the door and know that your efforts will be rewarded over time. Generally around this time, you may experience some restriction and struggle with authority figures/bosses/employers/parents as you are more interested in forging ahead in your own terms. Balance out all this discipline with an inspiring trip or a new course. Get outside and get inspired to help fuel all the hours of hard work coming ahead for you in the next 6 months. If anyone has steam, it’s you dear Aries. Just figure out a way to stay the course.
If you’ve been thinking about going back to school or going to that overseas retreat/conference/workshop, now is the time to make this happen. You’re inclined to pursue new avenues of knowledge. There’s a gnawing desire to be transformed by other worlds. Get ready to work really hard and put in the time and commitment it takes to invest in your future. It is possible that you may meet teachers that inspire the virtues of discipline within you or they may bring up walls that you have to come up against. The name of the game is perseverance. If anyone can sustain for the long haul, it is you dear Taurus. Find support and collaborations with the people in your life. You need all the help you can get as you get busy for the next 6 months.
Have you been avoiding paying out your debt? Has it been 5 years since you last filed your taxes? Now is the time to confront this area of your life. Having a get debt-free-in-2019 goal is within reach for you dear Gemini. Wishing it will go away is not the solution. Putting in the time and effort is what makes it happen. Structure your unearned finances i.e. credit and loans, so you still live within your means. Get realistic with your own limits and just do the work of filing your taxes. It’s tedious but it will be worth it in the end. Create self-loving boundaries around the resources you share with others. Perhaps you don’t even have enough for your own needs. Get the love and support from the people you’re in committed partnerships with. This can be a spouse or that very close friend that checks you and knows you deeply. Help them help you build a more structured and ultimately liberating relationship with your money for 2019.
Your relationships are ready to bump up to the next level. You either stop where you are or renew your current commitments. Breakups and weddings are not uncommon during this time. It’s both about not taking on more than what you can offer and requiring more from your partnerships. Either way it makes you either cut your losses or pursue deeper and more mature commitments. This is not the fairy tale, butterflies in your stomach kind of love but more like the grown up and sober kind. Like are you going to show up when life is the hardest kind of stability. You’re requiring the latter dear Cancer. If you’re single, get out there and do the work of finding the partner of your dreams. Perhaps this means you working on supporting yourself and going to therapy. Just wanting the one is not enough. Take the emotional risks to get out of your safety blanket. If you’re partnered, this is the time to review where you’re all headed. Does the future look possible? Are your relationships founded on stable grounds? If the answer is no but you’re all willing to make a change, then pull up your sleeves and get to work.
You’re no stranger to discipline but this time the game gets serious. Are you living everyday in honour of your needs for wellness? Even though it’s so cliche, the new year resolution culture is very apt for you right now Leos. It’s really time you establish the foundations to support your physical wellness. What kinds of daily ritual do you already do? Start slowly and build on more as you move into 2019. Having the discipline to work hard now will give you more room and space for joy. You are in a particularly wonderful space to put yourself out there for more pleasure. Balance this creative time by also showing up for your own self-care needs. Think harm reduction and prevention. Strip off or add more, whichever tips your scales towards a more balanced daily life. See your healers and partake in your medicine of choice. All the habits you form now will enable you to be more present in your work. You’ll thank yourself for having the wisdom to love up and care for your body the way you would any other area of your life.
When was the last time you had fun? Like not fake fun but the real kind that swirls your spirit and changes your life. When was the last time you went on a flirtatious date? Took risks for your joy? These things are as essential as your work dear Virgo and the astrology this month/year is inviting you to work hard at having fun. Maybe that’s easy for your kind of Virgo, but maybe that’s so f****** hard it’s unimaginable. If you’re the latter kind, well it’s due time you do something about it. No more neglecting this area of being alive. Build a life wherein romance is a big part of what you find meaning in. Do things out of the sheer joy and excitement. Be frivolous. Take a silly course. Create art even if nobody gets to see it. Not everything has to be that serious. What you need to get serious about however is spending some time nourishing this part of you. Your home life can be an anchor you can rely on for a sense of harmony and balance. There can be an abundance of inspiration in the privacy of your own home right now to support your new journey towards more risk-taking. Have fun okay?
The influences of all the eclipses in Capricorn this year are quite prominent for you albeit the changes afoot are occurring behind the scenes. You’re likely having a lot of nostalgic and memory recall of your past (even all the way to your childhood). This will bring up the need to set the foundation of your home and family life that sustains and cares for you. This is the time for you to set the patterns of support at home and the people you share them with. Even deeper, it’s a healing time to look at the idea of family outside of the narratives of responsibility and obligation. This is probably a good time to start a kind of counselling relationship if you’re not already. If you are in a kind of psychotherapeutic process, you might find the current emotional work to be slow and tedious. But also, you might find that you’re finally chipping away at some really heavy layers. Either way, take on a kind of concrete practice, like journalling, to help you make explicit the memories you’re working through. You need to really know your past so you can move on to your future.
It’s time to spruce up your calendar and consolidate your days. You will be going through some changes to your daily rhythm and its best to start preparing and organizing yourself. On another possibility, you might experience a lot of restriction with your voice, figuratively speaking. You’re likely wanting to spend some time to seriously consider what you’re trying to communicate prior to sharing them with others. There can also be some new seeds of knowledge you’re working really hard at to learn. Overall, there’s a lot going on and this is a time of mental push-ups. Your brain is interested in laying down the groundwork of more research, more preparing, more studying and more knowledge acquisition. All in the name of having a daily life that sustains and supports you. If you’ve been thinking about going back to school, this is a great time to do so as you would be more motivated to really put in the work. Generally there’s some financial abundance or opportunities for making money to fund your new interests. Get crackin!
This year’s eclipses is all about the Benjamins baby. It is actually possible to entertain the idea that you can achieve and have more financial success. Ask for a raise, invest in your business, increase your rates (do this yearly!), choose a job that pays the best. Spending less and saving more would feel really good. If you’ve been tackling issues around scarcity and not feeling like you have enough, now is the time to do the actual physical and mental work to create the financially stable life you really desire. Get to know your narratives attached to not-having-enough and think of concrete ways you can change that story. Be present for the abundance you currently have and practice some gratitude to help ease your money worries. Overall this year you will be blessed with opportunities for growing up and out in the world. And one of the ways you can channel all the blessings coming for you this year, is by working through your money stuff, literally and psychologically.
If anybody’s feeling this Solar Eclipse in their bones, it’s most definitely you (also pun because Saturn and Capricorn literally rules our bones). The whole event points towards your own sense of who you are, your identity, and your body. You’re likely feeling an embodied experience of growing pains. This could be from puberty, to gender transitioning, to aging, to anything that means who you are is on the verge of change. People in your lives will be really witnessing the glorious transformation coming up, if it’s not already happening. If you have been wanting to generate structure around embodied practices, this is a really good time to create the regimens. You are more likely to commit to them and it will feel very good to work really hard. If being in your body is one of the most painful relationship you have, this is the time to reframe and address this relationship. Where can transformative healing happen for you? The image of muscles tearing to gain more mass is the metaphor I have for you. For better or for worse, the new you is on its way.
The darker recesses of your mind, heart and spirit are getting some dusting off. It’s time to turn your head and dig into the things you would rather brush under the rug. This means looking back and at your trauma, wounds, betrayals, shame, sorrow and suffering. There is an opportunity available to potentially look at them through a more healing lens. Therapy is highly recommended right now (although I recommend this to everyone lol) because you’re attuned to some practical inspiration on how you want to move forward from all your pain. Pay attention to your dreams as well as you’re likely to piece out a lot of vital but elusive information. So much of the hidden aspects of your life are calling your attention now. Solitude is a friend you can have in this journey of integrating your whole self. Especially the parts of you that you’ve forgotten because it’s too painful to remember. It will be exhausting so take rest. It’s hard work to dig through the depths of our own mysteries. But you must, and you shall.
There’s likely some changes coming up in the alliances you find yourself connected to dear Pisces. There are friendships that are expiring or ones that need more boundaries from you. It’s time to get serious with who you share community space with and who you show up for. At the same time, who are the people who show up for you? You are needing to assess your commitments to your peoples and how you can take on more responsibility. Either way, you’re concerned about building a sustainable network of support to sustain your life. This year is a big one for you for visibility and recognition. So choose quality friends over quantity. And at the same time, build roads not walls dear one. It may feel lonely at first but know that maturing in our relationships can sometimes mean letting go. So you can make room for more love and know where you truly belong.
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