Gemini South Node, Sagittarius North Node

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Retain: Curiosity, Mental dexterity, Analytical inquiry.

Develop: Holistic Understanding, Intuition, Breadth of focus.

Your natural tendency is to have your hands in everything. There’s a youthful curiosity about your immediate environment which infuses a state of rapid and constant activity. While your mind and body may be traveling at 100 miles per hour, it’s somewhat a foreign concept to slow down and ponder what all of the information you’re gathering actually means. It’s time to consider that this may well be your job.

Contemplate how synthesizing facts can provide a broad, telescopic overview which can advance your understanding of whatever you happen to be interested in. While you’ve digested the notion that the devil is in the details, you can easily get stuck there and resist opening yourself up to the world outside your window. It’s important to recognize the dangers of erroneous thought patterns which confuse information with true understanding.

Part of your life-task is comprised of developing a philosophy of life which takes multiple views under consideration. As a result of studying larger systems of thought, you’re being encouraged to recognize the interrelationships and patterns which permeate them all. You’re then placing yourself in a position to develop informed opinions about the larger issues which truly matter to you.

There’s a saying that “over-analysis leads to paralysis”. So, while you’re talented at logical dissection and pulling things apart, you now must do so in service of ultimately combining them in a way which serves to expand your map of the universe by opening up new doors, which in turn pose more questions about the world that we live in.

There may have been a time where you felt like you wanted to “taste” all that life has to offer. If this is the case, you’re being asked to decide which “food’ you like best. Once resolved, the journey consists of approaching all of the angles surrounding it leaving no stone unturned. It’s truly a victory for you to discover that every place on earth doesn’t operate in the same manner that your local area does.

In fact, whether you agree or disagree with outside perspectives isn’t as important as refining your tolerance and openness to receive them. While it may pose some degree of difficulty, orienting your thoughts toward the larger horizon, or the bigger picture can aid you immensely in jump starting your capacities for philosophical thinking.

With the South Node in Gemini, you’ve dealt with the “what”. The “why” and the” how” of Sagittarius now requires integration so wholeness has the opportunity to be restored. If Gemini is a multiple choice test, Sagittarius is a “blue book” essay test, where you’re being asked to formulate theories and expound on concepts.

Bear in mind that intellect and intuition are complementary, rather than opposing forces. It certainly doesn’t require the devaluing or diminishing of one in order to develop the other. You’ve been assigned the lifetime homework of learning to trust your hunches and combining that with maintaining the importance of concretizing ideas.

The fields of experience in which this activity is generated will be indicated by the house positions of the nodal axis in your birth chart. Also, any planets which contact the nodes can serve as helpers in the process of integrating the axis.

Australian Tennis Open 2019

Andy Murray, b. May 15, 1997, 2:10pm, Glasgow, UK – Sun Taurus

The run-up to the Australian Open turned out to be a tearful affair for Andy Murray as he announced his likely retirement in 2019. The Moon was heading to Neptune when he broke down in tears.

There are some major transits which have been difficult for Andy since his last Grand Slam win at Wimbledon in 2016. Later that year, Andy had his Saturn Return which can often coincide with a major turning point in your life. Andy’s Saturn is in Sagittarius, the sign that rules the hips, and his right hip has been an ongoing issue for him since early 2017.

Also, Neptune, the planet of dissolution, has been going back and forth over Andy’s Descendant, since May 2017. Neptune is exactly conjunct his Descendant this month, January 2019. The Descendant is the relationship point in astrology and sits opposite the Ascendant, the point in the horoscope which rules you, your physical body. Neptune can bring sadness, a feeling of dissolution that things are falling away.

Andy’s Saturn is at 19 Sagittarius and lucky Jupiter will go back and forth over his natal Saturn this year. Yet, Jupiter rules liberation as well as opportunity. Neptune tries to hide you from the truth whereas Jupiter can release you. Playing tennis at the highest level may elude Andy this year but he has every reason to be proud of his incredible career. Check out this article on why Andy Murray may be Britan’s greatest sportsman: Andy Murray.

Australian Open Chart 2019

The tournament chart is printed above. Two planets stand out – Jupiter at 14 degrees Sagittarius, which rules the Pisces Ascendant and the Sagittarius Midheaven. It’s the ruling planet and the planet linked to success. Jupiter is exceptionally strong right now so any player who has key planets/angles linking in to Jupiter could do well. On its own, it’s a strong showing for the favourite to perform well.

The only proviso is Jupiter’s recent square aspect to Neptune, which is close to the Ascendant of the horoscope. This symbolises big dreams which aren’t grounded in reality. This planetary combination is full of hope but success can elude you – just ask Andy, as this square aspect will dominate his natal chart until September 2019.

The planet representing women, Venus at 6 Sagittarius, is heading towards Jupiter. The two benefics, i.e. best planets, are side by side on January 22nd at 16 Sagittarius. Also, Mars is in competitive Aries all competition – strong – and there’s a Lunar Eclipse on January 21st at 0 degrees Leo – who will be eclipsed?

The Moon at 20 Aries is heading towards a conjunction with Uranus at 28 Aries, although it has to encounter the Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn first. Uranus is another planet that can trigger a win. Uranus represents life’s highs and lows, both ends of the success axis, so it’s more difficult to predict with Uranus. Uranus proved pivotal for Alexander Zverev at the end of 2018 – see below – also look for planetary connections at 28 Aries.

Uranus is the theme of the new, the non-favourite. Slightly conflicting messages then for the tournament chart, which doesn’t make for an easy prediction. Any thoughts you may have on the astrology, please add them in the comments below.

Here’s the astrology for the top seeds. As usual, the GOATs dominate the top 3 places. I read in an article recently that the combined age of Djokovic, Nadal & Federer is 100 – go figure!

1. Novak Djokovic, b. May 22, 1987, 11:25 pm, Belgrade, Yugoslavia – Sun Gemini

Djokovic is the no. 1 seed and has won the last two Grand Slams. This coincided with the Sun progressed to Mars, his career planet, exact in August 2018. He’s born exactly one week after Andy Murray but they are different star signs. Plus, Neptune by transit is currently trine Novak’s Midheaven, i.e. helpful for him.

Also, Novak starts the competition with a strong Mars conjunct his north node at 8 Aries, the destiny point in astrology. By the day of the final, Mars is one degree away from his natal Jupiter, promising good fortune. Add to this the fact that the tournament chart’s Midheaven is 19 Sagittarius 05 and Novak’s ruling planet, Saturn, is 19 Sagittarius 07 and the astrology is compelling. If anyone can see anything worrying about Novak’s stars, please tell.

2.Rafael Nadal, b. June 3, 1986, 7:10 pm, Manacor, Spain – Sun Gemini

The last time Rafa won at the Australian Open was 10 years ago, 2009. He comes into this tournament with injury worries. Therefore, he needs some pretty amazing astrology to predict a win. Rafa’s natal Uranus is at 20 Sagittarius so it’s not far off the tournament Midheaven, success point, and lucky Jupiter will reach his natal Uranus in February 2019.

However, other than that, I’m struggling to find great astrology for Rafa. Also, I did note that the eclipse at 0 Leo is exactly square his natal Moon at 0 Taurus in his 6th house, which I don’t like personally for staying injury free. Let me know if you see otherwise.

3.Roger Feder, b. August 8, 1981, 8:40 am, Basel, Switzerland – Sun Leo

Roger is a fire sign, Leo, and there’s strong fire sign energy during this tournament. The other two fire signs being Aries & Sagittarius. Lucky Jupiter will trine his natal Sun during the tournament, exact on January 19th.

The Leo eclipse on January 21st is a question mark for him as it falls exactly on his natal north node at 0 degrees Leo. We have seen eclipses bring success. Like Uranus, they are another factor that is linked to wins or losses. On its own, that could signify a win but Roger has a Saturn transit exactly opposite his Mars on January 22nd. So, Jupiter glory; Saturn gloom. A mixed bag for Federer.

Other players to note:

4.Alexander Zverev b. April 20, 1997, 3:00m, Hamburg, Germany – Sun Aries

Alexander had a stonking November at the ATP finals 2018 when he beat Federer and Djokovic to win the title. On the day of his success, Uranus was exactly conjunct his natal Sun at 29 Aries. Back in May 2018, when Uranus was first at 29 Aries, he won the 2018 Madrid Open.

Uranus transits are often date-specific and his final transit is in March 2019. However, the 3am time gives him a Capricorn Ascendant and tricky Saturn will be exactly conjunct his Ascendant, ruling self/physical body at the same time. I note he goes into this tournament with some injury concerns.

8.Kei Nishikori: December 29, 1989, 5:30am?, Matsue, Japan – Sun Capricorn

A birth time of 5-6 am has been suggested for Nishikori, which would mean lucky Jupiter is close to his Sagittarius Ascendant. With strong Capricorn planets, he may have the potential of turning the Jupiter-Neptune dream into reality.

20.Grigor Dimitrov: May 16, 1991, 5:30 am or 11:30 am, Haskovo, Bulgaria – Sun Taurus

Dimitrov has his natal Mercury at 29 Aries so he has an exact Uranus transit in February 2019. As the tournament begins, transiting Mercury is exactly conjunct his natal Uranus at 13 Capricorn. It’s weird astrology. However, if the 11:30am birth time is correct, his Midheaven, success point, is 28 Aries 38 and definitely one to watch!

22.David Goffin: December 7, 1990, time unknown, Liege, Belgium – Sun Sagittarius

Goffin was born with the Sun at 15 Sagittarius and lucky Jupiter is conjunct his natal Sun during the tournament.

51.Nick Kyrgios: April 27, 1995, time unknown, Canberra, Australia – Sun Taurus

One of the home favourites, Kyrgios is having his lucky Jupiter Return as the tournament begins. Without a birth time, we don’t know where it falls in his birth chart but his natal Jupiter is 14 Sagittarius.

59.Stan Wawrinka: March 28, 1985, 11:05 am, Lausanne, Switzerland – Sun Aries

I’ll be interested to see how the Sun Aries’ players do with their planets Mars strong this tournament. It certainly boosts Wawrinka’s birth chart but he’s another player who’s had a significant injury recently.

The astrology says: Djokovic is once again the player to beat.

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year! Please play nicely in the comments and let me know your thoughts on the astrology or any other information that will make our tournament viewing a happy one.

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Jupiter & Neptune January 13

Jupiter & Neptune 

 

January 13, 2019

 

1:57 pm EST 

 

There will be three exact squares this year between Jupiter and Neptune (Jan 13, June 16 and Sept 21).   This is a call back to 2010 when Jupiter and Neptune were in conjunction.  On the personal front go back to 2010 and see if anything comes up from then that now needs fresh eyes.    Globally speaking, too much optimism will be squashed by disillusion.   We all need to avoid getting caught up in some kind of righteous undertow.  Things will dissolve in front of the world’s eyes.   Zealots and zealotry could be problematic.  When or if your own beliefs get shaken then going in deep and finding a connection to your own maker will be critical.   It is interesting that the first hit takes place during this super pragmatic Capricorn lunar phase.   Although this aspect is tough it does have the gift of creativity and the ability to build bridges to other circles.   Keep the accent on humanitarianism and that should help.  Just don’t get lost too far in any area.  

 

 

Jupiter Square Neptune: Follow Your Dreams

Jupiter 14 Sagittarius square Neptune 14 Pisces – Jan 13 2019
Jupiter 18 Sagittarius square Neptune 18 Pisces – June 16 2019
Jupiter 17 Sagittarius square Neptune 17 Pisces – Sept 21 2019

One of the major planetary aspects of 2019 gets underway this weekend – the dates/degrees are above. This combines expansive Jupiter with boundless Neptune, co-rulers of star sign Pisces. Jupiter is God of the Sky and represents expansion, opportunity and foreign connections, while Neptune is God of the Sea, a cosmic, illusionary and dreamlike planet.

Jupiter Sagittarius

The fact that both planets are in their signs of rulership is important as they are currently a strong influence. Jupiter in Sagittarius is the traveller, the explorer and can channel its expansive nature into beliefs, learning and wide open spaces. This is an ideal planet/sign placing for big-picture thinking, vision and quests. Fire signs, like Sagittarius, bring passion and joy into the world. They are spontaneous and optimistic.

Neptune Pisces

Neptune’s domain is the world of escapism which includes poetry, music and art; love; drink and drugs; spirituality and mysticism. Pisces is a sensitive, empathic, dreamer star sign, sometimes impractical and gullible. Neptune’s world is glamour and inspiration, based on fantasy rather than reality.

Boundless Enthusiasm

Put the two together and this combination sweeps you along on a wave of euphoria, it’s boundless enthusiasm. Anything is possible when Jupiter and Neptune combine forces. At its best, you have a vision to go beyond what’s possible and/or a huge capacity to care for others and that includes everyone, whatever their creed, race or background. You want to see the world, save the world or sail across the seven seas. The bigger the dream, the better.

Obviously, there is a flip side to the square aspect because this combination can also be overblown, out of control, unrealistic and away with the fairies. As Neptune rules the dream world, expect your night-time dreams to be weird and wonderful.

The Saturn Factor

Thankfully, there are mitigating factors which rein in this gorgeous yet boundless wave of enthusiasm and optimism throughout 2019. Firstly, another planet in its sign of rulership, Saturn in Capricorn, connects with both planets. Here’s the pattern:

  • Jupiter 11 Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn 11 Capricorn – December 27, 2018
  • Jupiter 19 Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn 19 Capricorn – June 14, 2019
  • Jupiter 14 Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn 14 Capricorn – August 19, 2019
  • Saturn 15 Capricorn sextile Neptune 15 Pisces – January 31 2019
  • Saturn 19 Capricorn sextile Neptune 19 Pisces – June 18 2019
  • Saturn 16 Capricorn sextile Neptune 16 Pisces – November 9 2019

Saturn in Capricorn is the practical realist, who works out what it takes to climb the mountain in front of you. Big journeys require food and minimalist packing alongside trust, hope and faith. Saturn’s already on the case. He’s working out the budget in advance, setting up the safe base & strengthening those foundations.

Love & Venus

Secondly, lovely Venus is chasing after Jupiter, wafting some wonderful scents and bringing joy, love, happiness and kindness. Venus catches up with Jupiter on January 22nd, one of the loveliest planetary aspects of the whole year.

Venus also squares Neptune on January 21st, the day of the Lunar/Full Moon eclipse. Venus and Neptune are the lower and higher octave of one another, sharing their twin loves of romance, art & bliss. Therefore, love & Love are in the mix.

If you have planets or angles at 14-19 degrees of the mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius & Pisces, you are currently in the flow and can pick up on this inspirational and dream-like combination.

It spells good news too for the earth and water signs, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn & Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. If you’re an artist, a visionary, an influencer, an actor, a saviour, a liberator, a priest, this is your time.

Be Cautious Of…

There are some cautionary factors: be wary of ideologies, don’t fall for lies or fake news; keep your sanity and common sense intact; put in the work to back up the vision.

Follow Your Dreams…

This Jupiter-Neptune connection feels blissful, transcendent and takes you away from yourself and beyond the mundane. Make the most of this magical planetary combination, whether you seek the divine, act out of devotion, find your muse or use your creative source to inspire yourself or others. Go beyond the everyday and the practical, hear what’s calling you, follow your dreams.

Jupiter square Neptune, dreams

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Uranus Direct — Here we Goooooooooooooo!

Uranus Direct 

 

January 7, 3:36am EST 

 

28 Aries 36

 

Uranus is retrograde for about five months every year so when it stations direct or retrograde it is not a big deal.  However, this time something different is going on.   Uranus is the planet of great disruptions.   Late last spring Uranus moved into Taurus where it began its 7-8 year cycle.   Then in August it turned retrograde and eventually returned to Aries.  The return to Aries was asking all of us to find our inner warrior one more time.   Aries desire to survive is paramount.   The last time Uranus was retrograde in Aries, before it made its final move into Taurus, was August 1934 – January 1935.  How many people felt compelled at that time to move?  Something in them said “My survival and my family’s survival means we need to do something.”   Obviously, people who had a high antenna knew they needed to get out of Europe.  In America others took their families out of the Dustbowl.  All around the world people were shifting and moving.  A lot went from rural to urban.     Now it is our time to be in the hopper, Uranus changing direction could send beeps to each of us.   Be aware of any thoughts or insights or feelings that you need to do something and put it on the fast track.  It could be important.   Uranus will return to Taurus on March 9 where it will stay until 2025.  We will talk a lot more about Uranus in Taurus going forward.   But you should know that Artificial Intelligence will move far and wide during the next seven years and will impact the work place.   Food will also be impacted with important changes and fluxes as will real estate.  Stock Markets will go for huge rides and currency will be impacted.   If you get any sense of what your plan B needs to be during these final months of Uranus in Aries consider it as it might turn into plan A between now and 2025. Finally, there is one area that will certainly be front and center during this period:  Climate Change.   We crossed the Rubicon some time ago but for many of us this final retrograde of Uranus (since August) brought a new awareness and fear that we need to do something in our personal lives and globally in the face of climate changes.  Where are you living?  How will it be impacted?  How are you feeling compelled to protect Earth?   We will see and talk more about Uranus in Taurus as we slog it out together in the coming years.    

Solar Eclipse Capricorn: Commit Or Quit?

milky way, Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse [15 Capricorn 25]

– January 6 2019 (01:43 GMT)

We are on the verge of the first Solar Eclipse of 2019. It takes place on January 6th and is only the second eclipse in the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle, which began last July 2018. Here’s a reminder of the sequence:

  • Solar Eclipse [20 Cancer 41] – July 13 2018
  • Solar Eclipse [15 Capricorn 25] – January 6 2019
  • Solar Eclipse [10 Cancer 38] – July 2 2019
  • Lunar Eclipse [24 Capricorn 04] – July 16 2019
  • Solar Eclipse [4 Capricorn 07] – December 26 2019
  • Lunar Eclipse [20 Cancer 00] – January 10 2020 
  • Solar Eclipse [0 Cancer 21] – June 21 2020
  • Lunar Eclipse [13 Capricorn 38] – July 5 2020

This is a partial rather than a total Solar Eclipse. Therefore, not as spectacular in the sky. Yet, it is a powerful eclipse because the Sun and Moon are sandwiched between Saturn and Pluto (you can see the eclipse chart below). Pluto, the planet linked to power, loss & transformation entered Capricorn in 2008 and Saturn, the planet linked to responsibility, time & hard work entered Capricorn late 2017.

Theoretically, Saturn is coming up behind Pluto to clear up its mess. Saturn in Capricorn is in its sign of rulership but is still a formidable ruler, stern and diligent, a stickler for the rules.

Also, these two planets are working together. This is tough leadership that has little room for compassion or heart-felt encounters. It can play out as an obsession with power and this combination can be drawn towards brutality and corruption.

Commit or Quit?

What we can expect from this eclipse? Eclipses are about endings and beginnings; they show you the door or open a new gateway, one that often means letting go of the past. For some of you, this eclipse is a reminder that you can’t give up even when the going gets tough. Real change requires discipline and commitment and the bravery to step past fear and doubt. If you’re currently under the cosh of Saturn or Pluto, dig in deep for another two weeks.

For others, this eclipse will be the end of the road, the final nail in the coffin. ‘Enough already, I’m not putting up with this situation a moment longer’. Slam the door shut and don’t look back as you move on.

An eclipse tragedy

There’s been a heartbreaking story in the news today about a father who was murdered on a train in broad daylight. It followed a short altercation, the man was stabbed and subsequently died. The station where the two men boarded the train is just round the corner from where I live. As you can imagine, I’ve been drawn into this tragic event, trying to comprehend how everyone caught up in it must be feeling.

Also, today would have been the victim’s birthday. A senseless tragedy and what a brutal showing for the Solar Eclipse falling on the anniversary of the day a father was born and whose life was cut short.

Now, I’m not wanting to suggest that this is going to be the outcome for everyone during this eclipse. Of course it’s not and yet, I was struck by the extreme symbolism, a decisive action that was both final and cruel. The wrong kind of action.

Step Up or Step Down?

Solar Eclipses do give you an opportunity to take action, to choose what you’ll stand up against, to be firm or back down. This is the first New Moon of 2019 so set your intentions for the coming year. Refuse to let the difficult side of life dictate how you’re going to live and be a beacon of light against dark forces.

Challenges lie ahead this year both in our world and, no doubt, on a personal level. A life without challenge is rare. Use this portal, this opportunity to get real about the events that are unfolding. Play your part in a small way or a big way, whichever you choose.

The question is how will you respond and what decisions will you make on the back of this powerful Solar Eclipse. Is it time to commit or quit? Are you ready to step up to a new role or responsibility or is time for you to back down?

Here are the areas of your life highlighted by this weekend’s Solar Eclipse. Read both your Sun sign and Ascendant sign:

  • Capricorn: Self, image, name, your identity
  • Aquarius: Retreat, quiet time, seclusion, service to others, introspection 
  • Pisces: Friends, groups, social networks, political agendas, hopes & wishes
  • Aries: Career, vocation, status, your role in the public eye
  • Taurus: Travel, education, learning, your philosophy on life
  • Gemini: Joint finances, sex, life’s mysteries
  • Cancer: Relationships, your 1-to-1’s, both personal & professional
  • Leo: Health, work, your everyday lifestyle & routine
  • Virgo: Children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs, luck
  • Libra: Home, family, your past, where you come from
  • Scorpio: Communication, siblings, neighbours, your local community
  • Sagittarius: Money, resources, your personal values

Remember eclipses have a shadowy theme and they often bring what’s hidden to light. Therefore, it’s wise to wait a few days after the eclipse before taking action or making a final decision.

Solar Eclipse Capricorn

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Arty Farty Friday ~ The Strange Worlds of Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy was born in Paris in 1900, son of a retired sea captain. Yves was said to be a very quiet, yet at the same time, anarchistic man. Allegedly, after having visited a an exhibition of the surrealist art of Giorgio de Chirico he spontaneously decided to become a painter, and gravitated naturally to his own version of the surrealist style, more or less untaught.

It’s believed that

The Future: “like the present only longer”

Wikipedia tells that: January (in Latin, Ianuarius) is named after the Latin word for door (ianua), since January is the door to the year and an opening to new beginnings. The month is conventionally thought of as being named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology, but according to ancient Roman farmers’ almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity [guardian, protector,

Pisces January 2019

2019, Pisces

Pisces (19 February – 20 March)

There’s a certain amount of mess and muddle in January. Or alternatively, you could say that you’re enjoying going with the flow and following life’s diversions, wherever they lead you.

One reason why life might be dramatic now or a time of change is because there are two eclipses taking place. Eclipses often bring what’s hidden to light and they’re linked to secrets and the unexpected.

There’s a Solar or New Moon eclipse on the 6th in Capricorn and a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac on the 21st. The Solar Eclipse highlights your allies and alliances; your friends, group activities and your place in the wider world. This might be through a social, political, environmental or activist role. 

This Solar Eclipse ramps up the action. You may be in the limelight and have to make a tough decision about one of the areas mentioned above. As the Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto during the eclipse, two of the tougher planets, you might have reached a dead end with a certain group or affiliation in your life.

Either that or you’re suspicious about other people’s behaviour, especially the people at the top. This may be an issue around power and control or corrupt leadership. You may need to consider whether you want to step up and take on a new responsibility. Don’t make any decisions on the eclipse itself but do consider your options carefully.

Traditionally, you’re wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before making a big decision or taking action. At times, events this month might prove frustrating for you and bring out the impatient side of your character. Yet, there’s no point rushing until all the information has come to light.

The second eclipse is a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse on the 21st. It cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac and is the final eclipse in a cycle which began in August 2016. This is about your work and routine, your lifestyle and health and service to others.

This too suggests you could be ending a role this month or decide to move on. Sometimes, during eclipses, life steps in to speed up the process. Aquarius rules the hidden sector of your horoscope so this is an indication to take some time out towards the end of the month. Or, at the very least, prioritise rest and relaxation, especially if your schedule is super busy. 

The Lunar eclipse may provide you with an important lesson in letting go, surrender and giving in to life as it is.

You’re wise to focus on the future this month too as there’s a real promise of success. This has a lot to do with what’s happening with your traditional ruler, Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of opportunity and growth and is currently in Sagittarius and your career and vocation sector. 

Jupiter moved here in November 2018 and remains in this important sector of your horoscope until December 2019. Jupiter is linked to foreign connections, gaining new qualifications, publishing and the media. It’s hard to play small when Jupiter is in this sector of your horoscope. 

Plus, on the 7th, lovely Venus joins Jupiter in Sagittarius and you have the two best planets in your career and vocation sector. You might hear news of a job or promotion this month or perhaps you want to expand your own business or seek work elsewhere.

It’s not just about your career either. This can be about your status, being asked to lead a group of people, becoming a governor, adviser or coach. One way or another, stepping up to a new role.

On the 22nd, there’s a stunning Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius and this is one of the best dates of the year. You can’t stay hidden and not take advantage of the new opportunities coming your way. If one door closes, trust that new beginnings are just around the corner. This is the start of a potentially successful and stunning year ahead.

Also, this month, your co-rulers, Jupiter and Neptune, align. They are square to each other on the 13th and this is a dominant planetary aspect in 2019. Square aspects suggest disorientation or challenge. Yet, your two rulers are working together. This whole combination feels boundless, charitable, meaningful. Explore wherever life takes you now and be open to cosmic forces and follow wherever destiny leads.

You may feel pulled between your personal and professional lives and at times this could prove emotional. Yet, be open to life’s calling and have faith that you’re on the right path.

When it comes to love, you’re most likely to meet someone new through your place of work. With Venus in Sagittarius, look out for people who can help you or who are attracted to you.

If you’re in a relationship or married, it’s an important time to be supportive of each other. Be encouraging, guide your partner forward, help them fulfil their dreams and ask for the same in return. Make time for love especially if one or both of you is busy.

Freedom is a key word in your close relationships and it is important that any relationship doesn’t stop you fulfilling your own goals, your destiny. As a Sun Pisces, you like to merge with another but the challenge this month is to follow your guiding star and fall in love with your purpose in life, to find a deeper sense of meaning. 

You might do this on a spiritual path, by teaching others or by stepping into the role that you were born for. Watch closely which doors open as you move through the first month in a brand new year.

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Aquarius January 2019

Aquarius, 2019

Aquarius (21 January – 18 February)

There are two powerful eclipses taking place this month. Eclipses often bring what’s hidden to light. Secrets or confidences might emerge now and you could be dealing with sensitive information. 

Only take on what you can handle and, if you’re feeling especially sensitive, stay away from tragedy or news that makes you despair. Create an invisible boundary if necessary around you and nurture your spirit.

As January begins, the emphasis is on the star sign, Capricorn, and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. Other people might be charging into the new year at full pelt. Don’t worry if you want to take a more leisurely approach or deal primarily with the past before you focus on the future and what lies ahead.

The Solar or New Moon eclipse takes place in Capricorn on the 6th. This is an indication that it’s important to to look after yourself and prioritise your well-being. This is the theme of the new eclipse cycle which began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020. 

This cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. It’s about service to others on the one hand, but also taking good care of yourself. Ensure you have plenty of sleep, eat well, rest and relax this month. If you find your mind running away with you or your emotions overwhelming, be in nature to ground yourself and bring you back down to earth.

This is an important month for you because it’s a time of endings and new beginnings. This in itself can prove unsettling especially if you feel that your foundations aren’t currently strong. This might be a month when you’re shedding what’s difficult or letting go of what’s no longer needed.

This may be linked to your work and routine, your lifestyle or your health. Most importantly, look at ways to eliminate stress. It won’t be easy if a job comes to an end now. With hindsight, however, you may see this is the turning point you need and a chance to start afresh.

Money is also under the cosmic spotlight this month, thanks to Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is strong on the 13th when it’s square to Jupiter and on the 31st when it is sextile to your ruling planet Saturn. Neptune is the planet of dreams but also confusion and illusion. 

Pay close attention to money this month and consider more deeply what money means to you. Jupiter and Neptune are a boundless combination and both major planetary aspects dominate this year’s astrology. 

You may choose to get involved in a charitable organisation and look at ways to use money to good effect. The more you give, the more you receive in return and it’s here where emotional fulfilment can be found. Be aware, however, that Neptune can be a seductive influence. Don’t let someone else take over your finances and only trust people you know well.

The Sun’s move into your star sign, Aquarius, on the 20th brings a sea-change. You’re out of the fog and into the light but, almost immediately, there’s a Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.

This completes an eclipse cycle which began in August 2016. For you, this has been about love and relationships, partnership and connections. Some relationships may have fallen by the wayside and others may have transformed completely. You may even have met someone, fallen in love and got married within the last two and a half years.

This is an emotional Lunar Eclipse but ultimately it’s about freedom and breaking free from restriction. Your co-ruler Uranus is involved during both eclipses this month, which means you have the chance to speak up and embrace change. 

The theme of this eclipse is ‘if you love someone, set them free’. Decide what this means in your own life and trust your natural instincts. Eclipses can coincide with an ultimatum, to commit or quit.

Other people are there for you throughout January and this is especially true of your friends, group interactions, your team or tribe. The planet of relating, Venus, is in Sagittarius and your friendship sector from the 7th where it joins expansive Jupiter. This planetary combination links friendship and love. If you’re looking to meet someone new, ask for an introduction or catch up with old friends.

The focus on the star sign, Sagittarius, is a reminder that being social, networking and making connections is where opportunity and growth lie. Whether you’re looking for people of like minds, you want to be more sociable or you need people in your life to lean on or ask for help and support, make strong connections.

The 22nd is an especially powerful date when Venus and Jupiter unite in Sagittarius. This feels lucky so use your friends to boost your influence and your good fortune. As this conjunction falls the day after an eclipse in your opposite star sign, Leo, a new relationship could start swiftly and light up your life.

A lot depends on how ready you are to get out in the world and meet new people. Action planet Mars leaps into Aries and your communication sector on the 1st, New Year’s Day where it remains for the next six weeks. 

It’s here where there’s excitement and enthusiasm. Get out and about in your local neighbourhood, join in with community and collaborative ventures. Play your part in social, political or world events. Make a difference.

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