Week of March 18th

Your season is beginning, and with it the start of a brave new year. This Spring Equinox full moon is about themes of self and other for everyone, but most blatantly of all for you. Chiron is teaching you to show up whole, authentically. Sometimes that means lowering your weapons and presenting yourself without defense. It means letting someone else see you as you are. It’s about telling them what they mean to you, and sometimes, compromising your wishes for their happiness. Celebrate personal beginnings with a close friend or partner this week.

Week of March 11th

Look for hidden obstacles this week. Something previously invisible could now be revealed, opening the way forward. When Mercury is retrograde in Pisces, symbolic thinking is more appropriate than logical thinking. Valid clues to the secret may include emotions, psychic sensations, dreams, tea leaves, images, snatches of conversation overheard, or a tune floating out of a bodega. Double down on what you value and revise plans as needed.

Week of March 4th

Mercury stations retrograde in the invisible realms of your chart on Tuesday. This is the house of things you keep hidden, sometimes even from yourself. Your relationship with spirit could deepen over this period. Synchronicity abounds, especially with the Pisces new moon on Wednesday. Allow the healing waters to wash over you. Float out to sea, letting go of concern about your destination, or whether you’ll arrive first. You may find that your dreams are especially potent. Sleep is especially important this week—with Uranus leaving your sign, you may find that rest is a bit easier to come by.

You have awakened a whole new self since Uranus started transiting your sign eight years ago. It’s been a complete reinvention, and there’s no going back now. On Wednesday, Uranus in Taurus re-awakens your value consciousness. What I mean by this is your set of values, especially your relationship to money and possessions. Making money and doing good business could become an art for you with Uranus here. You may find inventive ways of attracting more money to you, saving, and investing it. You might even be on the cutting edge of blockchain technology, and any other economic innovations Uranus helps us come up with while he’s in Taurus. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Money is a neutral energy you can tap into, but our society weighs it down with all kinds of judgment and baggage. Your newfound money consciousness can be a very good thing! You could also decide that you want to place more value on the things money can’t buy: re-wilding the environment or championing feminist values make perfect sense for this transit. However you approach this, you’re radically reinventing your value system.

Week of February 25th

Between Chiron moving into your sign, all of the Pisces-season energy, and this stony mountain of Capricorn slowing you down on your ascent to greatness, you must be exhausted. Rest. It’s your season to chill anyway. The beginning of this week gives you some time to just reflect. On Friday there may be a spark of movement for you in your career, and when Venus moves into Aquarius, your social life. Spring is on it’s way; you can feel it. Store up your energy so you can enjoy the warm days ahead.

Week of February 18th

Chiron is jumping back into your sign on Monday. Your new roomie is replacing the old one (Uranus) and cleaning up after him. No doubt Uranus has been fun to play with -- giving you lightening-bolt ideas, blowing stuff up, morphing the old you into Future You at warp speed. But there may be some unfinished business that Uranus is too impatient to address. Like how it’s easy for you to present yourself as a strong leader, but much harder for you to show others your vulnerability. That’s where Chiron comes in. He’ll help you heal any wounds that you have around your true identity, so that you can show up in your life and relationships more authentically. Go into the emotions; let them move through you. The sun’s move into Pisces and the full moon in Virgo accentuate the healing theme for you, asking you to adapt throughout the week. Hold space for the spiritual, for rest, for self-care and emotional moments, even as your career demands so much of you.

Week of February 11th

This week is about one of your greatest strengths and paradoxically, the potential for your self-destruction: anger. Anger can be a force for healing, a fire that sweeps through you and alerts you to your boundaries, fueling you with the courage to take a stand. If we hold on to it, anger can also be destructive, poisoning your life with bitterness, resentment, and even violence or depression. Remain conscious of your anger this week, especially on Wednesday. Ask it what it can teach you; use it, then let go of it. Valentine’s Day is likely to be quiet this year, perhaps a day devoted to the more practical side of life. On Sunday, though, you have the potential to manifest beautiful things from your imagination.

Week of February 4th

This new moon is all about refreshing your commitment to your community. Whether it’s the town where you live, a group of friends, the activist community at large, your audience of online fans, or another type of network—it’s a week for enjoying the company of others. Fresh ideas and engaging conversations lift your spirits now. Towards the end of the week, you will be driven to speak up for yourself. You have a mission to make a home for yourself in the world, and that may mean scaling back on some of the career achievements that were so important to you in the past. Don’t let the expectations of others pull you away from your heart’s desire. On Sunday, when Mercury enters Pisces, you begin a two-month journey through the inner reaches of the mind.

Week of January 28th

Brilliant ideas may come from others at group gatherings this week. Stay socially engaged and keep your ears open. You have support for making dreams come true in your career now, as long as you put in the hours. Get clarity on your vision and then structure your work accordingly. On Friday, you may encounter a challenge in this area. It’s an opportunity to transform a system or personal issue that’s been blocking you from achieving your best. This weekend, an urge for freedom may make you want to go in a totally different direction, but don’t abandon all of your plans. Once Venus is in Capricorn, your efforts are even more visible.

Week of January 21st

Opportunities for travel, learning, and/or personal and spiritual growth may come to you this week. In the aftermath of an eclipse that called you to express yourself authentically, you may feel like your attempts to do so are blocked by some inertia in your vocation. Steady progress is not such a bad thing. Assert yourself with the knowledge that you have time to do this well. Meanwhile, Aquarius season for you is all about connecting with others and taking part in community. Find out what others have to offer before you vow to do it all by yourself.

Week of January 14th

Inspiration comes to you this week. You may be inspired to travel, to learn or teach, or to expand your vision for the future. Certainly, you are in the process of transforming your career. Take the time to mourn what has ended for you—the public image that needed to evolve, or the job that wasn’t quite fitting your purpose. This eclipse highlights the most creative, generative part of your chart. It’s the last in a cycle that has taught you to be more authentic, and helped you find the courage to share your gifts with others.

Week of January 7th

Slow and steady now. You have all of these aspects telling you to charge in, which is your usual M.O. Though your passion is very important for this next phase of your career, it’s just as important to have patience, plan, and allow the transformation to unfold. This week, play with the vision. See if new images arise when you close your eyes and dream of where you want to go. You’re playing a long game right now, writing another chapter in the story of your vocation through 2020. Envision far and wide.

January Monthly Forecast

Jan. 1 – 10

Capricorn season is intense in January 2019. The focus on Saturn in Capricorn starts right away, with the sun meeting Saturn on January 2nd. This is serious, practical earth energy that puts our focus on working towards our goals from the start of the year, even more than usual. It will feel similar to last January’s Capricorn stellium. Mercury enters Capricorn on the 4th, putting our mental focus on the work at hand. However, the moon will be waning from the 1st - 4th of this year, and our energy may wane with it, as the post-holiday fatigue calls us to rest. Slow and steady wins this year. Take things one step at a time. Set intentions this week, make some baby steps, and plan to ramp up your efforts after the partial solar eclipse on Saturn in Capricorn on the 5th. Astrologically, this eclipse is the real push into the year 2019.

Our January 5th eclipse is part of a longer cycle in Capricorn and Cancer (2018 - 2020), and it’s right on Saturn. This is a reality check. We’re in the second year of Saturn in Capricorn, and the transit is asking us to take on responsibility. Accept the challenge. Make solid plans for the year ahead. The events of Saturday will give you a clue about the longer cycle of 2019.

Uranus stations direct at 29 degrees of Aries on January 6th, beginning his move back towards the early degrees of Taurus. He’ll move into Taurus for a longer-term transit on March 6th. From January 6th – March 6th, then, we’re finishing up the Uranus in Aries transit that has influenced us since 2010. Uranus in Aries has been all about rebellion, entrepreneurial innovation, radical identity shifts, and asserting individuality. Where have you been with all of this in the past eight years? Use the promethean fire of this planet to fuel your entrepreneurial/rebellious spirit until early March, when Uranus in Taurus will bring a different flavor to your life.

On the 7th, Venus enters Sagittarius. Venus here needs her freedom. In this sign, she’s optimistic, fun-loving, attracted to wild, colorful patterns, and alert to the promise of adventure. Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius offer us some levity to balance the somber weight of our Capricorn-laden month. Work hard and play hard this January.

With Mars in Aries as of New Year’s Eve, we have some more action-oriented fire energy to complement all of the earth. Mars in Aries can help you get some of your plans off the ground. Just make sure that you’re staying practical. Planets in Capricorn will remind you to plan your actions carefully as they square Mars throughout the month, starting with Mercury square Mars on the 8th.

Jan. 11 – 21

The sun meets Pluto exactly on the 11th. This is a regenerative aspect that helps you to finally shed old patterns from 2018 and start anew. Your evolution is a process, and it’s not a race. Mercury meets Saturn in Capricorn on the 13th to help us with structure and discipline in this endeavor.

The most important thing happening on January 13th is Jupiter’s first exact square to Neptune this year. This is already in process, and will continue to influence the astroweather throughout 2019. Jupiter in Sagittarius is optimism, luck, exploration, and expansion. Neptune in Pisces is all about dreams, fantasy, and the numinous. Because this is a hard aspect, it’s possible to get so caught up in optimism that we take it too far, tipping over into delusion. Stressful aspects can also give us the friction we need to make a change. In it’s most positive form, Jupiter square Neptune will spur us to seek out our dreams. This can actually be a wonderful transit to pair with all of Capricorn’s structure. Anchor yourself with a plan that keeps you from floating too far out to sea.

The 18th promises to be an interesting day this month, with three transits on top of each other. Venus will trine Mars for some fun, passionate energy. Mercury meets Pluto in Capricorn, leading us further on the path of evolution and renewal, and the sun squares Uranus, promising a bit of a surprise. Electricity crackles in the lead-up to our total lunar eclipse.

The sun enters Aquarius on the 20th. Aquarius is the sign of communities, humanitarian causes, and visionaries. Just as we start this next solar cycle, late on the night of the 20th/early in the morning of the 21st we have a total lunar eclipse at 1 degree of Leo. This is the last of the Leo-Aquarius eclipse cycle that started in 2017. That cycle was all about the axis of the individual and the community. Creative gifts flow from each unique person to the community and vice versa. We are always negotiating this balance of giving and receiving, of shining apart and being a part of something larger. We’ve already started the Cancer-Capricorn eclipse cycle, but these cycles overlap with each other. Something about your individuality and community belonging will be highlighted with this one. Think back to February and August of 2017 and 2018, because the same themes are coming back around.

The eclipse is flanked on either side by Venus square Neptune (Jan. 20th) and Mars square Saturn (Jan. 21st). These two aspects suggest that we be wary of false gurus and other sources of deception, and protect ourselves from danger. Eclipse cycles are always an intense energy on the mundane level, and sometimes on the personal level (depending on where they fall in your natal chart). The Leo-Aquarius cycle has had quite a lot to do with 45. This one doesn’t sync with his chart as significantly as some others, but given that it’s a total lunar eclipse, it’s likely that we’ll get some important news of world events around this last one.

Jan. 22 – 31

Venus meets Jupiter in Sagittarius to bring us some blessings on January 22nd, the day after the eclipse. These are two of the zodiac’s benefics, coming together for fun, wealth, and expansion in the sign of luck. Plan something beautiful to take advantage of this day. On the 23rd, Mercury squares Uranus (known as the higher octave of Mercury) for a surprise or an interesting idea, right before he zips into Aquarius on the 24th. He meets the sun there (exact on the 29th), so they can brainstorm together in this brilliant sign.

Mars makes a trine to Jupiter on the 25th, giving us some extra energy to pursue our optimistic plans. Then we have a rather quiet waning moon period until the 31st, when Saturn makes an exact sextile to Neptune. Saturn sextile Neptune is one of the quieter ongoing aspects of 2019, adding some necessary structure to the Jupiter-Neptune square. As Saturn in Capricorn will remind us over and over again this year, discipline is the key to achieving the dream. Find the structure and use the support as we close out the month.

Week of December 31st

With your ruler Mars moving in your sign on Monday night, and a solar eclipse at the top of your chart on Saturday, this week you’re ready to get started on a new year. You’re taking on major responsibility in your vocation in 2019. Something that you want to accomplish requires you to buckle down and work on it. The more sweat equity you put into it, the more likely you are to transform your public image. Get ready to take charge of your life.

Week of December 24th

Welcome the shadow out of hiding this week. Clandestine activities and secret fears can dominate your time if you don’t address them out in the open. Your ruler Mars is meeting Chiron the healer in the house of self-undoing, but it’s only an “undoing” if you ignore the wound. Give the wound some air to let it heal. Consider self-undoing in its positive form, as an act of letting go of the ego to merge more fully with the collective. By welcoming the shadow into the light, you embrace this kind of wholeness.

Week of December 17th

The inspiration you’ve gained lately will take you far. But before you can really go anywhere, it’s time to hunker down someplace warm for the winter solstice, preferably with family and friends. This Solstice full moon brings developments at home. Relationships with family members, including your ancestors, are your primary focus right now. Use what you’ve learned.