Sagittarius January 2019

2019

Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December)

The first month of the year brings a lot of lively planetary activity your way, even if it is eclipse month. The main reason why your stars look positive is because of what’s happening with your ruling planet, Jupiter.

Jupiter entered your star sign, Sagittarius, in November 2018 and it remains here until December 2019. Plus, this month, Jupiter is especially busy and makes some key planetary aspects.

Jupiter represents opportunity and growth. It’s linked to travel and study and, most importantly for you, it’s the planet of freedom. Now’s the time to spread your wings, move away from the past and embrace a bright new future. You might be heading off on your own or with someone close by your side. Either way, see this month as a chance to close a door, cut ties and be free.

Love is strong now too. This is because the planet of love and relating, Venus, joins Jupiter in your star sign, Sagittarius, on the 7th. Venus is the planet of love and money and represents the good things in life. When Venus is in your star  sign, this is the time to treat yourself. Turn your attention to your image and profile, as Venus is the planet of beauty.

You’re more attractive to others when you have Venus in your star sign. Therefore, if you’re looking for love, make new connections, ask for introductions and reach out to other people. Passion planet Mars is working for you this January too, as it enters Aries and your romance sector on the 1st, New Year’s Day.

This is gorgeous astrology for falling head-over-heels in love or reviving your sex life. Prioritise your close relationships this month and express yourself through your romantic encounters. Fire signs are enthusiastic and full of lust for life. The happier you are, the more you attract other people into your orbit.

As Mars in Aries is strong and dynamic, you might meet someone who’s daring and direct. If you’re in a relationship or married, encourage your other half to take a leading role. Mars teams up with your planet Jupiter on the 25th, a top date for love and Venus unites with Jupiter on the 22nd.

Both these dates feel fortunate and lucky for you. Love is the theme but this is also playful and celebratory astrology. In particular, Mars in Aries lights up the sector of your horoscope linked to children and pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment and fun. 

So, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy yourself in the month ahead. Be around people who inspire you and let others take the lead. Do what feels right for you and if you need support, ask for it.

One area where you do need to be cautious this month is money. This is because of the current emphasis in the star sign, Capricorn, ruling your personal money sector. This is about your possessions, your earnings, also your money values.

The key event is the Solar or New Moon eclipse which takes place in Capricorn on the 6th. There’s a hidden theme when eclipses take place. They often coincide with dramatic events or the unexpected, i.e things you didn’t see coming.

It’s in your money sector where change is likely, whether you’re in the process of negotiating a settlement, you’re reviewing your finances or your earnings or outgoings are about to change significantly. 

It’s a tough planetary line-up during the eclipse as the Sun and Moon are squashed between Saturn and Pluto, two of the tougher planets. This could mean you run in to the authorities or a dead end with regard to money or finances. It’s important to be realistic about what you can and can’t afford and your money situation, without giving in to fear.

If you need to put clear boundaries in place with regard to money or spending, this is the time to consider how you go about it. So, even though this is a lovely month to enjoy yourself, don’t spend a fortune doing so. Make the most of life without running up debt and avoid overly expensive activities. Sometimes, eclipses act as a wake-up call.

The second eclipse in January is a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse which takes place on the 21st. This completes the eclipse cycle which began in August 2016 and cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.

For you, this is about travel and study, learning and discovery. It’s an easier vibe than the restrictive astrology in Capricorn and Aquarius rules your communication sector. In fact, this eclipse could open up new opportunities for you or a conversation you have could be awakening or a revelation. 

This is because of the Venus-Jupiter alliance on the 22nd. This positive planetary influence the day after the eclipse could hand you a winning ticket. Any changes in your life could bring something better your way.

Finally, this month, there’s the start of a major planetary aspect between your ruler Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces. This is exact on the 13th and is a significant influence throughout 2019. It’s a square aspect but Jupiter and Neptune are friends, boundless and giving.

You might feel more emotional or sentimental during the Jupiter-Neptune vibe. Perhaps you’re taking a trip down memory lane or you’re reminiscing about the past. There’s a rootless feel to this combination in your horoscope, not wanting to put down roots or not wanting to lose what’s of value from your past. 

Go with the flow and see where this leads you. Live on a boat, move to the sea, spend time looking through old photos. Do whatever feels right for you personally.

Know that even though this month might bring things you don’t want or you’re not looking forward to, this is the start of a positive year for you. Jupiter in your star sign might take a while to bestow its blessings but start by expanding your horizons, spreading your wings and saying Yes to life. 

Trust and have faith. The 22nd, when Venus and Jupiter align in Sagittarius, could prove to be one of the best days this year.

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Scorpio January 2019

New Year, Scorpio

Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)

It’s not every year that your ruling planet Mars enters the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, on New Year’s Day. This is what happens in 2019 which suggests that you could hit the ground running.

Mars in Aries is a physical energy and the spotlight is turned towards your body and your level of fitness. If you’re considering New Year Resolutions that boost your health & well-being and your energy levels, you’re on the right track.

Mars is bold and daring and it’s an important influence in your life this month. Other people might disagree with some of your actions or try and talk you out of your New Year resolutions or health/fitness regime.

If you’re going to achieve what you want, harness Mars’ strength and determination in Aries to push through your own or other peoples’ limitations or fear. If you’re around people in your life who are nay-sayers or negative, this could escalate in January and you’ll start to realise the effect it has on your health and well-being.

This may become evident during the Solar or New Moon Eclipse in Capricorn on the 6th and again on the 21st, the day of the Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse. More importantly for you, this is also the day when your planet Mars runs into Saturn.

This month, it’s important to distinguish between real obstacles and limitations that can be overcome. Don’t give up easily on your goals this month but, at the same time, be realistic about what can and can’t be achieved.

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th falls in your communication sector. It’s a tough planetary line-up as the Sun and Moon fall between Saturn and your co-ruler Pluto. This may bring a disappointment or a result that you don’t want. This could be linked to education or waiting for the verdict of someone in a position of authority.

Note that with your ruler Pluto involved, you might be the one who decides to say No as you realise what’s possible and what’s not.

This eclipse is part of a cycle that began in July 2018 and continues until July 2020. The eclipses pick up your education sectors, your desire to travel and experience life to the full. If you are on the move this month, double check travel documentation and allow yourself extra time to get from A to B.

You might be studying to retake exams or feel unsure about what next. This could be a month when you spend a lot of time lost in your thoughts, perhaps feeling disillusioned with your lot or unusually unsettled. If this is true for you, then express your thoughts, write them down or talk to people you trust.

You might find that your plans have to change suddenly so be ready to go with the flow and follow wherever life leads. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st highlights the foundations of your horoscope and flags up the work/life balance.

The eclipse takes place in Leo and your career and vocation sector. This completes an eclipse cycle which began in August 2016 and this particular eclipse falls at 0 degrees of Leo. The theme of new beginnings is strong, although first you have to let go of what’s not working out. This is eclipse lore; sweep out the old to allow fresh energy in.

Plus, both eclipses take place when the planet of change, Uranus, is active in Aries and your work and lifestyle sector. It’s here where you’re wise to turn your attention and to look at what you need to do in order to create more freedom and space in your life. Prioritise your health and lower your stress levels. 

As one of the fixed star signs, you don’t find change easy but this isn’t the time to hold on to what’s not working. Instead, be bold and create some new beginnings in your life. When you start to trust that you can let go of rigidity in your life and create an easier flow, everything changes.

Plus, this is a top month for work and money matters, even if it comes about in an unexpected way.  Look for the silver lining in a cloud or find the blessings in a sudden change of direction. 

Mars is powerful for you this month. Plus, the two best planets, Venus and Jupiter, align in Sagittarius and your personal money sector. This is a reminder to treat yourself and the ones you love. It’s helpful for seeking out a new income stream or exploring ways to make your money go further.

It also offers you a chance to learn about money, have faith, go with the flow and not get hooked up on fear or scarcity around money. You may be of the mind that experiences mould you rather than possessions and material goals. You can learn a lot about freedom now, how to live the life you choose and move away from restriction and limitation. Yes, it’s a big ask but the potential is definitely there.

The end of the month is when you have some lovely astrology that links your work and money sectors and pulls in your home and family sector too. The 22nd is a gorgeous date when Venus and Jupiter align in Sagittarius and your personal money sector. This promises good fortune, so have a flutter and trust your luck.

The 25th is another lively date when your ruler Mars teams up with Jupiter. This is a good date to be spontaneous and take a risk. There might be an opportunity to win a contract or find a new job. Do whatever’s right for you to return to a place of confidence where money and work are concerned.

Finally, when it comes to love, the planet Venus completes its journey through your star sign Scorpio on the 7th. This is a chance to let go, heal a rift or resolve a personal situation that’s taken you in to deep or unexplored territory since early September 2018.

The focus isn’t on love and relationships this month for you. Instead, it’s about getting your own life straight. This is where the emphasis lies. That’s not to say you won’t feel romantic but it’s not where the action’s at.

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Capricorn January 2019

2019, Capricorn

Capricorn (22 December – 20 January)

This is likely to be a big month for you because so much of the planetary activity is taking place in your own star sign. It’s not a straightforward picture, however, for a couple of reasons and you might find that secrets or hidden confidences come to light.

This is because January is eclipse month and the Solar Eclipse on the 6th falls in your star sign Capricorn. Eclipses are game-changers, they offer a new dimension and a fresh perspective. Sometimes, they bring drama or the unexpected. Other times they are a step up, a gateway to a new stage in your life.

The eclipse on the 6th is part of an eclipse cycle which began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020. These eclipses cut across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac, bringing change to you and your close relationships. 

Yet, this month, the Solar Eclipse is in Capricorn. Therefore, it’s about you. What a powerful way to celebrate your birthday month. Look out for new beginnings and put yourself first, ready or not.

In fact, you may have to step up and take on a new responsibility or role in your life. This is because, during the Solar Eclipse, the Sun and Moon are wedged between your planet, Saturn, and the planet of power and transformation, Pluto. This isn’t an easy planetary line-up by any means. In fact, Saturn and Pluto are two of the tougher planets.

You may need to confront a situation in your life that’s about power and control or put new rules and boundaries in place that support you. 

Duty and responsibility are twin themes during the eclipse period, whether you’re caring for someone older, you’re a single parent or you have other duties or responsibilities in your life. As your planet Saturn is one of the key players, it’s hard to avoid being involved.

You could also decide to get strict with yourself when it comes to your health and fitness, your personal routine. You might have personal goals and ambitions lined up that are going to require grit and determination to see them through to completion.

This is a good way to channel the eclipse energy. Take care, however, that you’re not an overly harsh taskmaster. Ask yourself whether some of the commitments you’re making or the mountain you’re about to climb are going to be worth the effort. If you have your sights set on a goal that will bloom and flourish in 2020, then you’re right on cue.

There may be times this month, when you find yourself up against opposition. Other people could interfere with what you want, so notice where you’re being held back. Know too that taking action can help in certain areas and you might have to be daring and courageous in order to get things moving. 

Close relationships are an obvious contender, thanks to the ongoing eclipse cycle. The other area is home and family as action planet Mars storms into Aries and this sector of your horoscope on the 1st, New Year’s Day, where it remains for six weeks.

This is a motivated, potentially angry Mars. If you step up and face any difficulties head on, you can get things moving in the right direction. This might be with regard to a house move, renovations, family issues. Do what’s right for you and take charge. Step into your power and be bold.

At the same time, you could find it’s at home and within your family or with regard to your past, where significant changes have a knock-on effect in your life. Planets in Capricorn and Aries clash throughout January, most significantly on the 21st, the day of the Lunar Eclipse. 

It’s in these areas where you need to ensure firm boundaries are in place and not let other people get away with behaviour or actions that have a negative impact on your own life. Don’t get stuck in a situation where you feel trapped and find a place of willingness if you have to be there for other people.

The second eclipse in January is a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse. This completes the cycle which began in August 2016 and cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. For you, this is about money and personal transformation.

There’s more chance of negotiation during this eclipse but wait until the 24th, when talk planet Mercury joins the Sun in Aquarius. Once this is in place, sort things out so you can cut any ties that bind and aim for freedom in money and financial matters.

Finally, this month, there’s some lovely planetary activity in Sagittarius and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. This indicates that inner work will be important to you this month and you might be working behind the scenes. 

This is an important year of preparation, getting yourself ready for Jupiter’s epic move into Capricorn at the end of 2019. Opportunities that come your way this month could help you see what else is on the horizon.

Venus joins Jupiter in Sagittarius on the 7th, so this sector of your horoscope is prominent. You might decide to walk a spiritual path or tap into your desire to help transform the world, even in a small way. You might work towards peace or retreat from everyday life for a while to lead a more harmonious existence and find peace within yourself.

For some Capricorn individuals, it’s a love affair or private emotions which will bring excitement but also potentially confusion. If this is true for you, talk to someone you trust or write down your feelings, especially if you’re experiencing any fear or self doubt. This month’s astrology suggests that life is calling you forth, asking you to step up to a new role, a new chapter.

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Libra January 2019

2019, Libra

Libra (23 September – 23 October)

This is likely to be a month of highs and lows and you may find you’re constantly having to realign your Libra scales. This is par for the course when you enter the New Year and it’s eclipse month. This is because eclipses are game-changers and often bring what’s hidden to light.

On the 6th, there’s a Solar or New Moon Eclipse in Capricorn. Then, on the 21st, there’s a Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. 

Therefore, in the first week of the month, the spotlight turns to home and family affairs, potentially bringing dramatic activity or a turn of events. It’s important not to jump to conclusions, especially close to the Solar Eclipse date. 

Be aware, however, that other people won’t necessarily do what you want or unexpected events will have a knock-on effect in your own life. Be there for family but don’t let family take control of you.

It’s a tough line up of planets during the Solar Eclipse as the Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto. This might flag up a situation that you can’t change or perhaps duty and responsibility weigh heavy upon you. This could bring a property move to a halt or caring for family members takes a lot of your time, energy and patience.

It’s important to realise your limitations, accept what you can’t change and be committed to how or where you can be of service and create strong foundations for you and your family. This is a new eclipse cycle that began in July 2018 and completes in July 2020. 

It’s about home and family and your past but also your career and vocation and where you’re heading in life. The emphasis in January, however, is on the past and dealing with home and family issues. You need to create a safe base or get the foundations of your life sorted before you leap into anything new.

Both eclipses in January could flag up issues around close relationships. The Lunar or Full Moon eclipse on the 21st takes place once the Sun has moved into Aquarius and your romance sector on the 20th. Plus, both eclipses take place when Uranus, the planet of change, is active.

Uranus returned to Aries and your relationship sector on November 6th 2018 where it remains until March 6th 2019. On January 6th, Uranus turns direct in Aries, the same day as the Solar Eclipse. This combination feels volatile and could reveal a split in the family or create some kind of divide.

Your family and partner may not get on well or you’re pulled between an ex and a current partner. It’s a similar vibe to the Lunar Eclipse on the 21st, because the Sun and Moon are square to Uranus on this date. 

Relationships have the potential to be exciting as the new year gets underway but they’re complex too. Be aware that it will be hard for you to keep everyone happy, as much as you like to avoid conflict and please others. That is, if you’re typical of your Sun sign Libra.

Relationships are definitely big news this month and one possibility is that romance could sweep you off your feet and change everything. This is because, on the 1st, New Year’s Day, action planet Mars enters your opposite star sign Aries and Mars is your partner planet.

Mars adds passion to life and love although it can bring more arguments too. If you’re caught up in a love triangle, this brings added drama to events in January. This is where your skills of diplomacy and negotiation are going to be much needed in the month ahead. It may be your own relationship situation that you need to sort out or perhaps you’re stepping in to mediate for other people.

Your ruling planet Venus is on hand in this respect as it changes star sign on the 7th. In the first week of January, Venus completes its long journey through Scorpio and your personal money sector. Whatever you’ve been dealing with since early September 2018, this brings completion. It’s an ideal time to find a resolution to an ongoing financial issue or pay off a debt or cut any ties that bind.

Venus moves into Sagittarius on the 7th and your communication sector. Loving words will benefit you and the people close to you. Be kind, caring and generous. This is another cosmic hint that you’re the one who needs to offer the olive branch of peace or reach out to others to heal a rift, to calm or inspire.

Venus joins Jupiter, the biggest planet, in Sagittarius and this is special to have the two best planets in the same sector of the horoscope. This is where opportunity lies.

Venus and Jupiter working together in Sagittarius are gorgeous for networking, all forms of communication and reaching out to other people. It’s a sign that connections are going to play a powerful role in your life not only this month but throughout 2019. 

Whether you become a whizz on social media or you become an influencer out in the world or in your local community, team up with other people. You can be both a student and a teacher under this planetary influence.

One of the best dates of the year for you is the 22nd of this month, when your ruler Venus sits side-by-side with Jupiter. This is brilliant for all forms of networking, presenting, speaking and writing. It spells good news for your relationship with siblings and neighbours too. 

If you want to take a leap of faith, this is the date to do so. Shoot your arrows high into the sky and see where they land. Jupiter is linked to travel, foreign connections, education and study, publishing and the media. It’s a powerful date for you to take a risk and win.

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Leo January 2019

New Year, Leo

Leo (23 July – 22 August)

January could prove to be a confusing month at times as the astrology paints a complex picture. Your ruler, the Sun, is in the earth sign Capricorn until the 20th. This highlights your work and routine, your lifestyle and health. These are the main areas where you’re wise to take the pace slow.

The reason why this month could add more drama than some is because of the eclipses. They often coincide with ups and downs which could unsettle your routine. The Solar or New Moon eclipse takes place on the 6th in Capricorn and the Lunar or Full Moon eclipse takes place on the 21st cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. 

Eclipses are game changers. They bring a new dimension, a fresh perspective to life and they’re often linked to dramatic events. If you’re looking for work use the Solar Eclipse energy to take advantage of changes in your department or seek out a new job. Often, during eclipses someone wins and someone loses. The trick is to act fast so you end up on the winning team.

Yet, with eclipses there’s a sense that you need to close a door on the past before you can start afresh. The Solar Eclipse could coincide with a job change or unexpected events at work. This is unsettled territory and it’s important to monitor your stress levels closely. With regard to your health, keep an open mind. Switch your routine, try a new diet, explore different remedies. If you’re feeling under the weather, take life gently and hold on to the mantra, ‘one day at a time’.

The Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto at the Solar Eclipse, which is an extreme planetary energy. If you don’t get on with your work colleagues, events in January could be the final straw.

You might experience periods this month when you’re in touch with the whole range of your emotions, fear, sadness or anxiety, but especially close to the eclipse date. If so, listen to your body, accept your limitations and go back to basics. Tapping into your creative or spiritual source will help too. Plus, if you feel bored or unmotivated, seek a fresh perspective.

Even though this month’s astrology is potentially unsettling, this could be the catalyst you need to set off on a new journey. This is because action planet Mars enters your fellow fire sign Aries on the 1st, New Year’s Day. Aries rules travel and study in your horoscope, the bigger picture.

If everyday matters aren’t working out, you have a chance this month to say Yes to life, embrace new experiences and do life your way. Use this an excuse to do something different and exciting in the month ahead. If you can distinguish between work and career, what you do for a living and your true vocation, choose the higher calling. 

The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st highlights your 1-to-1 encounters and this is a peak time for love and close relationships. You often see your situation clearly during Full Moon energy when the Moon is at its brightest. This is not the time to avoid or hide your feelings or brush anything under the carpet.

Instead, trust your emotions because this is your Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon as it falls in your star sign, Leo. Look honestly at what you want when it comes to love and commit or quit. Note that this eclipse ends the Leo/Aquarius eclipse cycle which began in August 2016. It’s the end of a chapter.

It depends on your personal situation what this means for you but aim to take control, whether other people do what you want or not. 

There is an added planetary factor which hints at this eclipse being special for you. Or at least, ending one chapter of your life so you can move on and embrace something new and exciting.

Firstly, the planet of love, Venus, enters Sagittarius and your romance sector on the 7th. This is a gorgeous placing for Venus, a time to be open to love and allow love in. Open your heart, be compassionate and giving and seek out people in your life who are kind and caring. Move away from love that’s dispiriting or damages your soul.

Jupiter is also in Sagittarius and is boosted by Venus’ arrival in its star sign. This suggests that you’re at the start of a period when love can flourish. The 22nd is the date to note when Venus and Jupiter sit side-by-side and shine bright together. This is one of the best dates of the year and it falls the day after the Lunar Eclipse in Leo. This could be spectacular.

Sagittarius doesn’t only rule love and romance in your life. It’s linked to children and pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment, luck and fun. It’s basically all the good things in life, what you create and give birth to.

As January continues and the focus towards play rather than work, aim for an easy life rather than a hard slog. If the eclipses bring change to your current work situation, see whether you can use this opportunity to sweep out what’s old and allow new energy in.

This is the plus side of eclipses, although this often comes with hindsight. When you’re in the midst of turmoil or uncertainty, it’s hard to see the benefits. Look to your own happiness and what you want more of in your life. 

This month’s astrology requires a leap of faith if you’re to follow your heart and do what feels right rather than what you’re told to do or what you think you should be doing. Events towards the end of January will reveal more and show you where fun, enjoyment and love reside.

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Virgo January 2019

Virgo, 2019

Virgo (23 August – 22 September)

Your everyday routine could be up in the air until later in January. This might prove unsettling for you being one of the earth signs. You like to know where you stand and you have a common-sense approach to life. Take the pace slow as the new year begins. Or at least, don’t make any major decisions if you’re feeling unsure. 

This is because January is eclipse month and eclipses have a hidden or shadowy theme. The Solar or New Moon Eclipse takes place on the 6th in Capricorn and the Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse takes place on the 21st cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.

For you, the Solar Eclipse highlights one of the liveliest sectors of your horoscope. In your horoscope, Capricorn rules love and romance, children and pregnancy, creative projects, fun and entertainment. Your planet Mercury is also in Capricorn from the 5th to the 24th.

It’s here where change is likely and unexpected events may occur. Eclipses symbolise a time of highs and lows when you have to change your expectations or alter the way you do things normally. Plus, during the Solar Eclipse, the Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto, planets representing power and responsibility.

Therefore, you may have to put limits in place during the eclipse period or be aware of your limitations. There’s a somber feel to proceedings and it’s important to be realistic, although not give in to fear.

Try not to rush into things during the eclipse period, especially the areas mentioned above. Instead, take your time, explore your options and keep life flexible where you can. If new people or new life appear, go with the flow and don’t have overly high expectations. For some Virgo individuals, events close to the eclipse may bring joy and happiness but there could be a catch so keep your wits about you.

Close relationships are also highlighted this month, thanks to the planet Neptune. Neptune is in Pisces, your opposite star sign ruling your 1-to-1 relationships. Neptune brings romance but possibly confusion and illusion.

There are two major planetary aspects involving Neptune this month. Jupiter square Neptune on the 13th and Saturn sextile Neptune on the 31st. Plus, your planet Mercury teams up with Neptune on the 14th. This combination feels as if you’re living in a fairy-tale. The challenge is how to turn the fairytale into reality and whether you can or not. You might be feeling wistful about love or perhaps your dream doesn’t fit the expectation. 

Why are other people so important to your own progress? Are they helping or hindering? Do you want to move away from the past but are finding it hard to do so? Are you feeling disappointed with someone close or disillusioned with your current progress? These are important questions to ask yourself especially if you feel stuck or trapped.

You may want to help someone close this month too, perhaps someone close to you who’s going through a difficult period in their lives, someone who feels cut off from reality. This is where you can be a grounding force. Don’t hesitate in reaching out if you see someone in your life who’s floundering or emotional.

The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st is about service to others and sacrificing your own needs to care for people in need. This is when you’re wise to focus on your work and health and deal with any challenges that come your way head on. Your planet Mercury joins the Sun in Aquarius on the 24th. Aim for balance in life and prioritise your well-being.

The most promising sector of your horoscope and where the loveliest planetary activity is taking place this month is represented by the star sign Sagittarius. 

On the 7th, the planet of love and relating, Venus moves into Sagittarius and your home and family sector. This is where happiness can be found and your closest connections can help to bring the love and reassurance you need, especially if you’re the one who feels unsettled or unsure.

Focus on these areas of your life and consider what next. This is also where you find the biggest planet, Jupiter. Jupiter entered Sagittarius in November 2018 and it’s gorgeous astrology when you have the two best planets in the same sector of your horoscope.

Whether you’re planning a family celebration, you want to expand your home, open your doors to others or move somewhere new, this is where good fortune lies. The 22nd is an especially lucky date when Venus and Jupiter unite in the heavens. This is one of the best dates of the year. It lights up your home and family sector, your past and where you come from.

Note too that Jupiter rules space and freedom and is linked to foreign connections. You might be considering a move abroad or a member of your family is moving on, fleeing the nest.

You can also achieve a lot with regard to money this month, as long as you’re forthright and ambitious. Action planet Mars is storming through Aries and your joint finance sector throughout January.

Push for what you want financially and be willing to take a risk or speculate to make progress or move your financial goals in the right direction. Mars represents courage and there’s a sense of nothing ventured, nothing gained, at least if you time your moves well.

It’s a good month to sit down and work out your budget. Get rid of any unnecessary expenses – that unused gym membership for example – and work alongside your family to pool your resources. Together, you’re bigger and better.

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Cancer January 2019

2019, Cancer

Cancer (22 June – 22 July)

This is likely to be one of the most important months of the year for you, as eclipses light up your opposite star sign, Capricorn and the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.

You often feel eclipse energy more powerfully than other people because you’re a moon child. Your sign of Cancer is ruled by the waxing and waning Moon which is why you often experience the whole gamut of emotions throughout the month. Your moods can change as quickly as the shape-shifting Moon. Know, therefore that you might feel more emotional during the eclipse period and your instincts will be heightened.

This month, the Solar Eclipse takes place on the 6th in your opposite star sign, Capricorn and the Lunar or Full Moon eclipse takes place on the 21st cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. Eclipses are game-changers and bring what’s hidden to light. Sometimes, they coincide with dramatic events and the unexpected which is why they’re linked to the highs and lows of life.

Therefore, this is important for you with regard to your 1-to-1 relationships, both personal and professional. The Solar Eclipse on the 6th falls in Capricorn and your relationship sector. This might be a month when you’re getting hitched or forming a business partnership. Alternatively, you’re ready to move on and break free from a relationship that’s no longer working for you.

The Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto during the Solar Eclipse on the 6th. This is a tough planetary line-up, so be wary of power and control or anyone who tries to dictate terms or tell you what to do. 

A relationship situation might require extreme grit and determination from you to weather any recent storms or make a lasting commitment. It’s not an easy eclipse energy, so be aware of this. Veer away from toxic individuals and, if in doubt, get good advice from people you trust. Decisions that are made during the eclipse period will be final.

Therefore, your best bet might be to play a waiting game and not jump in feet first even if you meet the love of your life or you’re ready to abandon ship. See where life leads, notice who you meet and trust your intuition. Don’t jump to conclusions or rush in or out of love and wait a few days after the eclipse before making any major decision. 

If necessary, take some time out to clear your head and gain a fresh perspective on your situation. Neptune is strong this month in Pisces so don’t lose sight of your dreams and don’t let other people bring you down either.

The Lunar eclipse has an easier feel to it and, by the 21st, the Sun is in Aquarius and your joint finance sector. It may be that the two eclipses are linked if you’re fighting someone for money or custody of a child. 

Otherwise, this eclipse brings a cycle to a close which began in August 2016. When eclipses cut across the financial axis of your horoscope, you can be sure that things won’t remain stable. Eclipses are about highs and lows, wins and losses. Whatever your current situation, this final eclipse completes this particular chapter.

Action is recommended when it comes to deciding what next for your work and and this is because the dynamic planet Mars enters Aries and your career sector on the 1st, New Year’s Day.

Get things moving, be bold and daring in your approach to work and be positive instead of negative. If a situation at work has become unbearable, it’s a great month to seek pastures new. It does feel as if everything could be inter-related this month and events in one sector of your life will have a knock-on effect in another. 

Action planet Mars is joined in Aries by live-wire Uranus. This whole combination is the opposite of stable and steady and favours change and freedom. So, actively embrace change and don’t worry too much about what other people say. Instead, trust yourself. 

This could be about working for yourself rather than having to be accountable to other people. Use Mars’ power to be assertive rather than aggressive, bold rather than timid.

There are other factors throughout January which are more harmonious and can help you both keep the peace and feel calm within yourself. You might choose to stay away from difficulty, avoid people who are being tricky and not get involved in anyone else’s dramas.

If so, you’re tapping in to the fact that the planet of relating and harmony, Venus, moves into Sagittarius on the 7th highlighting the work and lifestyle sectors of your horoscope. This favours teamwork and getting on the right side of colleagues. This is where fun and inspiration can be found too.

Also, the more you apply yourself on a daily basis and ensure your routine works for you, the easier the month ahead. Do more of what you love and look after yourself. Eat well, sleep well, get regular exercise. Aim for peaceful relationships, a harmonious environment and be around people who make you feel steady and stable.

Venus joins Jupiter in Sagittarius and they are heading for a lovely encounter on the 22nd. The Venus/Jupiter collaboration could bring a new job your way, a new routine or significant changes to your lifestyle and health. It’s a clear signal that the more you focus on you and what works for you on a daily level, the happier and healthier you are.

Even if some events conspire to work against you throughout January, you might realise with hindsight that they were actually a blessing in disguise.

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Gemini January 2019

Gemini, 2019

Gemini (21 May – 21 June)

This is one of the more dramatic months of the year and there may be times when you want to run away and escape to pastures new. Yet, hang on in there and know that in a few weeks time, you’ll be looking at life from a completely fresh perspective.

The reason why January could be topsy-turvy is because this is an eclipse month and eclipses tend to bring what’s hidden to light. They are linked to dramatic events and the unexpected. 

There’s a Solar or New Moon eclipse in Capricorn on the 6th and a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse on the 21st which cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. They trigger different points in your horoscope and both are important.

The Solar Eclipse highlights your joint finance sector so this is about money, but also the hidden and taboo side of life. It’s a daunting eclipse in some ways because the Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto, two of the tougher planets.

Therefore, be aware this is not a time to break the rules or obstruct the law. In fact, you might find that your hands are tied during the eclipse period. Stay on the straight and narrow with regard to money matters and do your best to keep your money and cash flexible and accessible. This whole combination suggests the tough arm of the law or rules or regulations that stop the flow of money.

Your planet Mercury is in Capricorn by the time of the eclipse and remains here from the 5th to the 24th. Line up meetings or negotiations that help you weave your way through what could be a tricky month financially. 

When in doubt, do the right thing and pay close attention to debt, savings, interest rates and financial deals. Get the right people on your side and gain expert advice when necessary.

The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st completes an eclipse cycle which began in August 2016. This feels easier for you, partly because both the Sun and your ruling planet Mercury move into Aquarius later this month, one of the eclipse signs. The Sun changes star sign on the 20th followed by your planet, Mercury, on the 24th.

The Leo/Aquarius axis is about education and learning, travel and new experiences. You may have been on a journey of discovery over the last couple of years, perhaps with a few diversions or stops and starts along the way.

It would be a good idea to get away from it all later this month to gain a fresh perspective on your situation. Take some time out or head off on a day trip and clear your head. Consider how far you’ve come over the last few years and decide where you’re heading next and why. There may be more than one reason why you’re ready for a change of scene.

This is linked partly to what’s happening in your career and vocation sector. You’ve had the planet of dreams but also confusion and illusion, Neptune, in Pisces and your career sector since 2012. This year and this month in particular, Neptune’s influence is strong.

Therefore, you may be questioning what next more than usual. You might be keen to pursue a new role or vocation that’s more in line with the compassionate, creative or spiritual side of your nature. A job that has meaning and purpose, for example, or a role that actively helps other people.

The 13th and 31st are key dates in this respect when firstly, Jupiter squares Neptune followed by Saturn in sextile to Neptune. New ideas may come via other people or perhaps money is an added factor in what you want to do and why. Being tied down or restricted doesn’t suit your mercurial nature as a Sun Gemini, so bear this in mind and do what you can to loosen any ties that bind.

You have a lot of support on your hands this month so turn to people you trust as and when necessary. Other people can benefit your life not only personally but professionally as well.

This new wave began in November 2018 when big planet Jupiter entered Sagittarius and your relationship sector. This boosts your 1-to-1’s and it’s here where opportunity lies, through close connections, joint ventures and teamwork. If you want to stick to a New Year’s resolution, for example, find a buddy, someone to be accountable to and that will make new challenges more fun.

This month, on the 7th, the planet of love and relating, Venus, joins Jupiter in your opposite star sign, Sagittarius, where it remains throughout January. Venus rules love and money, all the good things in life and this is Venus at her best. Having someone by your side who’s supportive and loving will help you navigate the month’s trickier astrology.

One of the best dates is the 22nd when Venus and Jupiter come together in the heavens in Sagittarius. This is a gorgeous date for love and relationships, so look out for someone special or enjoy being with the one you love. If you fancy a last-minute trip somewhere exotic, this would be a gorgeous time to line up a special date.

This is also a positive month to turn to your friends or a group for advice and inspiration. Action planet Mars is moving swiftly through Aries and this sector of your horoscope all month. Plus, Mars teams up with lucky Jupiter on the 25th and you have live-wire Uranus in Aries in action during both eclipses.

This is a go-getting combination so get someone on your side who’s bold and daring, someone who can help you move forwards and fast. Group connections are well-starred and one person in particular will be indispensable. When you are around people who are uplifting, experienced and inspirational, this makes a huge difference in your own life.

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Taurus January 2019

New Year, Taurus

Taurus (20 April – 20 May)

This month has a lot going for it as far as you’re concerned, although there will be times when you feel that life is working against you and occasions when you lose trust or start to doubt what next.

This is par for the course with some roller-coaster planetary activity all stacked in to the first month of the year.

As January begins, your planet Venus completes its long and dusty journey through Scorpio and your relationship sector. Venus changes star sign on the 7th but, before it does so, acknowledge how far you’ve come since early September. This is a good time to resolve or heal a close relationship. Alternatively, close the door on the past and make a clear decision to move on. 

There’s a lot happening in the first month of the year and you don’t want a relationship to be a distraction. Instead, create some independence within a relationship or marriage and encourage your partner to do the same. Or be bold and cut ties with an ex.

Mars is your partner planet and it’s in the most independent star sign of the zodiac, Aries, throughout January. Plus, this is the hidden sector of your horoscope. This might indicate some time apart from a loved one or simply a need to focus on other areas of your life. 

Find time to explore the inner workings of your mind and access your inner voice. Consider this month as a time of preparation. Your time for personal change begins from March onwards.

This month, money is under the cosmic spotlight for a couple of reasons. Firstly, your planet Venus enters Sagittarius and your joint finance sector on the 7th. This is a positive planet/sign combination for money matters, whether someone helps you out financially or you receive a gift or bonus.

When Venus is in Sagittarius, you have a love of the good life and you want to treat yourself and the people closest to you. Plus, big planet Jupiter is also in Sagittarius where it will remain until December 2019.

This is a positive influence with regard to money matters. This year, you have the two best planets, Venus and Jupiter, in Sagittarius not once but twice. Mark January and November as the months to increase your wealth or improve your financial situation. Now’s the time to set your compass and decide what you want and need financially. Events this month will prove significant with regard to your future financial goals so pay attention and set your intentions.

Partnership is favoured with both Venus and Jupiter in this part of your horoscope. Think joint ventures and get expert advice, especially if you’re dealing with a tricky financial or legal issue. 

People power is potent this month. By joining forces with others, you can improve your own situation, especially with regard to money and finances. 

Once you get to the end of January, the deals you make and the alliances you forge will carry you forward and help you make progress over the next few months. The stand-out dates are the 22nd and 25th when Venus and Mars combine with Jupiter to bring new opportunity your way. 

In fact, the 22nd could be one of the best days for you this year as lucky Jupiter lights up your ruling planet Venus. The two sit side-by-side in the heavens.

Generosity is a big theme for you this month as this is the start of a Jupiter-Neptune alliance that dominates 2019. These two planets create a square aspect, which can indicate challenge, but the planets are friends and work well together. They are boundless, compassionate and charitable. 

Something you start or invest in with a group of friends on or around the 13th when this planetary energy peaks could make a real difference. It will bring you emotional fulfilment and help other people too. Keep your wits about you, however, and use your down-to-earth common sense to suss out the best deals and the right moves. Don’t allow yourself to be seduced. Instead, use your money to good effect.

Also, this month is eclipse month which can highlight the unexpected or a sudden change of plan. There’s a Solar or New Moon eclipse on the 6th in Capricorn and a Lunar or Full Moon eclipse on the 21st cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.

It’s the Solar Eclipse which is important for you with regard to travel and study matters and what next. As the Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto on the 6th, this could highlight an obstacle in your path ahead. It’s not the best day if you’re involved in any kind of legal matter as the authorities are strong.

You might be feeling stuck or fearful about your plans or be worried about what’s happening out in the world and how this is going to impact on you. This is a tricky line to walk. You have to deal with reality and what you can and can’t achieve. Yet, at the same time, take care that you don’t let self doubt get in the way and stop you living the life you choose.

Eclipses throw up a hidden theme and the Lunar Eclipse on the 21st suggests the end of a chapter connected to the foundations of your life. This is the final eclipse in a cycle that began in August 2016. Cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac, it’s about your home and family, your work and career. Your future and past are inter-connected and one affects the other.

This is a powerful set of eclipses for you so you may be more than ready to close the door on an unstable couple of years. Take time to acknowledge what changes have occurred and use the promise of a new year to let go of the old and embrace the new. 

Note that your planet Venus is powerful on the 22nd, the day after the Lunar Eclipse. Therefore, any ending in your life could be a blessing in disguise. At the very least, use this powerful astrology to trust and have faith that you’re on the right path.

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Aries January 2019

2019, Aries

Aries (21 March – 19 April)

This month’s events might symbolise a shift in direction for you, letting go of a job or role, selling a business or moving to take on a brand new position. Change is the theme and you may be more than ready to let go of the past and set off into a bright new future as soon as January begins.

You have a rare event taking place at the start of 2019. This is the fact that on January 1st, New Year’s Day, your ruling planet Mars moves into your star sign, Aries, for the first time in two years. To do so on the first day of a new year is promising. Make New Year resolutions this year and you’re likely to stick to them.

What will help you throughout January is to take charge of your life and make the most of action planet Mars powering through your star sign. Mars rules physical activity so get out and about, go for a run, join a gym or fitness club. 

Do anything which makes you feel strong and boosts your energy levels. This month requires courage and boldness. It’s important to focus on you and your personal aims and goals as you navigate your way forwards.

Nothing is straightforward this month and it’s important to have your wits about you whether you’re starting a job or moving on. This is because of key planetary activity taking place throughout January.

January is an eclipse month. The Solar or New Moon eclipse takes place on the 6th in Capricorn and the Lunar or Full Moon eclipse takes place on the 21st cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.

Eclipses are game-changers, they tend to coincide with drama, big events, the unexpected. Life takes a sudden twist or turn and there are other factors to consider. Hold on to your hat this month and expect a roller coaster ride when it comes to your work and career and what next. 

The most important eclipse for you is the one on the 6th as it not only takes place in your career and vocation sector, but the Sun and Moon are wedged between Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This is heavy-duty astrology, whether you’re up against the authorities, you’re fed up of working for a difficult boss or you’ve taken on too much recently. The twin themes of duty and responsibility could weigh heavy as 2019 gets underway.

Other factors in your astrology suggest that you won’t take kindly to feeling trapped or oppressed. On the same day as the Solar Eclipse, the 6th, live-wire Uranus turns direct in your star sign Aries. This is the rebel, the individual, the activist. 

Put these two planetary factors together and you won’t want to put up with a difficult situation in your life. You want action and freedom this month and the odds are that you’re going to create it or make it happen.

Eclipses do sometimes bring events out of left field, so if you’re hiding your head in the sand, this month could bring a change of direction that you weren’t expecting. With strong fire sign energy, however, there’s a real possibility that you’re the one who’s instigating change and want to do things differently.

Embrace a chance to let go of responsibility or be free this month. Big Jupiter in fire sign Sagittarius promises freedom, space and a chance to move on. This planet/sign combination favours travel and study, seeking out pastures new. 

Broaden your horizons, expand your mind and begin a period in your life when knowledge and learning can take you far. If you want to move abroad, perhaps to follow someone you love, this month is when you’ll be ready to say Yes.

Love planet Venus enters Sagittarius and this same sector of your horoscope on the 7th. This is perfect for a holiday romance or for going away with the one you love. If you’re in a relationship or married, you’ll benefit from some time together in a new location.

It’s the end of January that promises excitement (and some drama) for love and relationships. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st falls in Leo and your romance sector. Eclipses switch your situation around so you might start a love affair or embrace change within a close relationship.

The best date of the month for love is the 22nd when Venus and Jupiter, the two best planets, meet in Sagittarius. Plus, your planet Mars teams up with Jupiter on the 25th, adding a desire for boldness and courage to the mix. Trust your luck at the end of January and embrace adventure and new experiences.

Come the end of the month, both the Sun and Mercury change star signs, leaving Capricorn and your work and responsibility sector. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th followed by Mercury on the 24th. Aquarius rules friends and group activities in your horoscope. This is where to turn your focus and attention and get other people on your side.

You might need friends if you’ve been up against enemies at work or perhaps there’s a different reason why you’re seeking support & advice, fun & inspiration. Either way, it’s the people closest to you who remind you of life’s riches and can help you reorient your compass away from difficulty towards less stress and ease.

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