Astrological highlights of 2019:
2019 closes out this decade, and some of the most significant transits set the stage for 2020. Because of this, 2019 could feel like a transitional year, one in which you will either open or close a chapter in life. Moving through any transitional time, it helps to ground your energy through dedicated spiritual practices, physical exercise, or designating one person in your life to be your "reality check." If you can maintain pragmatic optimism, 2019 will be your year!
Jupiter is one of the biggest stars in our astrological story this year. The planet of luck, expansion, and faith, is in its own sign of Sagittarius. It wants us to go all out, and it can fool us into thinking anything is possible! So, you could overcommit, spread yourself too thin, or overestimate your projected income versus your expenses. Instead, focus on your top priorities so you can end the year feeling accomplished, and make wise financial choices. There are several indicators of an uncertain economy this year and in 2020.
The first month of the year will feature most of the themes you'll encounter in 2019. We start with an eclipse, the first of five total this year, on January 5 in Capricorn. Eclipses present us with new information, often unrealized or hidden truth. Sometimes, they deliver our marching orders from the universe for the fulfillment of our life's mission. This first one is close to Saturn, the planetary police officer, which gives it a serious tone. It could amplify your ambition and push you back to work after the holiday break. You could also learn news of financial or professional matters that could shift your storyline. On January 21, the lunar eclipse in Leo asks us to revisit themes from 2018 and ask: Did I make the right decision? Accept the past, and keep your awareness on what healthy, life-enhancing changes you can make in the present. Keep in mind: The two weeks between eclipses can feel very intense! The North Node in Cancer encourages you to feel your feeling-- the joy, sadness, anger, and all.
A Jupiter-Neptune square on January 13 shows us one of our key themes for the year: Discerning what's true amidst all the chatter (in your mind, from others, or in the news). This transit perfects three times: January 13, June 16, and September 21. With this transit, your thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and philosophy could transform. You may question the religious or spiritual beliefs you've held or recommit to them in a new way. Likewise, your mind could be stretched, allowing you to accept new ideas. Therefore, it's important not to hold tight to any one source of information or guidance but remain open to different perspectives. Jupiter is faith, optimism, and hope; Neptune is idealism, dreams, and visions. This configuration hints at a mystical time and the continuing of a spiritual expansion process, which could mean travel and exciting changes for many of you.
Soon after the first Jupiter-Neptune square, we have the favorable Saturn-Neptune trine, which will be another theme for the year. Neptune encourages imagination, dreams, and visions. In this aspect, Saturn grounds those into real form. The Saturn-Neptune trine can bring manifestation power to your intentions. That said, it requires you to do some soul work to clear any negative thoughts, low vibration energies, or fears out of the way. It even helps you gain awareness about subconscious limitations about which you may be unaware. This transit perfects again on June 18 and November 8, and so it will be a prominent theme throughout the year.
The eclipses on January 5, July 2 and 16, and December 26 will divide our attention between personal ambition and emotional connections. With the North Node in Cancer, we are all invited to care for others as we nurture ourselves. The North Node is where we offer our collective focus, and in the sign of Cancer, that is the domain of the home, family, ancestral roots, and emotions. These eclipses could feel extra sensitive as a result.
This eclipse series will challenge patriarchal paradigms, especially within religious contexts (with the Jupiter-Neptune transits), but patriarchy won't go down without a fight! We could see more upsets in some of these social structures along with a rise in more earth-centered or new age spiritual systems.
Uranus enters Taurus on March 6. It had a brief visit before moving back into Aries in 2018, but now, it's here to stay until 2026. We could see economic shifts as a result of this influence, ones that could start to manifest in the summer of 2019 and continue in early 2020.
On February 13, watch your words and actions as a Mars-Uranus conjunction in Aries fires us all up. This influence could suggest sudden outbursts or conflicts. It is not a time during which you want to feel restricted or repressed in any way. So, find healthy outlets for your frustrations, and take a break if you can.
Overall, this is a year for creativity, spiritual expansion, and emotional connections. That said, it is also a year to be discerning, careful, and disciplined, as the transits of early 2020 are no joke! Make wise choices, follow your passion, live your truth, and find deeper meaning in all you do. Most of all, I wish you a joyful, abundant, and love-filled 2019!
Other 2019 Dates:
Jupiter square Neptune: January 13, June 16, and September 21
Mars-Uranus conjunction in Aries: February 13
Saturn sextile Neptune- January 31, June 18, November 8
Mars out of bounds: April 20 - June 19
Uranus enters Taurus: March 6
Transit of Mercury across the Sun: November 11
Venus-Jupiter Conjunction: January 22 and November 24- a very romantic day!
Jupiter enters Capricorn: December 2
Jupiter trine Uranus : December 15
July 7-July 31
October 31-November 20
Jan 5- Partial in Capricorn
January 21- Lunar in Leo
July 2- Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer
July 16- Lunar in Capricorn
December 26- Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn