Week of March 18th

The Spring Equinox full moon brings your goals into perspective. Your hopes feel close to fruition now. Something you’ve wished for could come true, as long as you’re willing to open up and give of your natural gifts. This means you must be vulnerable. Tell other people what it is you want. Join the community of people you admire. What if you could be one of them? Face any fears of rejection and express yourself. There will be people who appreciate your talents.

Week of March 11th

Chances are good that you’ve never really had trouble leaving home. Even when you were little, your bags were packed for adventures. This week, you’re either returning home or leaving again, and the transition comes with more feelings than usual. Mercury retrograde shows you that memories are more valuable than things. Pack light, remembering that your home can be anywhere you choose to go. Time spent talking with family members helps to keep everything in perspective.

Week of March 4th

Mercury stations retrograde in your root sector on Tuesday. The urge to uproot yourself once more may flow through you. This transit is good for considering the past, communicating with your ancestors, and returning to your power places. Wednesday’s new moon invites you to connect with the larger consciousness. Consider how many things had to happen, how many people had to love each other, how many people had to survive, just to bring you into being. There is a reason that the whole world is your home.

On Wednesday, Uranus in Taurus returns to shake up your daily routine in big ways. There is no time at all for monotony in your life. You need freedom and wildness on a daily basis while Uranus is here. The Great Awakener will prompt you to reinvent your rituals. Your work life is likely to change, especially if you’re bored in your day job. You need the flexibility to do inventive, innovative work when inspiration strikes. Your energy levels may become more erratic, with hyperfocus on projects one day and disinterest the next. Techniques for centering mind and body, like meditation, reiki, or yoga, will help you manage this transit. You quite literally need to ground your own electricity while Uranus is here. You have always been attracted to the wilderness; you’re a natural explorer of the unknown. Now you are creating a daily life that gives you both freedom and stability.

Week of February 25th

It’s all about money for you at the moment. Are you transforming your understanding of wealth? Spending or saving like a champ? Venus is teaching you something important about your relationship to money and other things you value. Maybe you’ve been doing the Kondo clean (it doesn’t get more minimalist than living out of a backpack), or maybe you’ve surprised yourself with an unexpected longing for a bourgeois lifestyle. You value honesty, so be candid with yourself. There’s nothing wrong with what you really want.

Week of February 18th

On Monday, when Chiron enters Aries, you’re beginning a lengthy cycle of healing self-doubt and learning how to express yourself without fear. You have a unique voice and the right to use it. You can receive love in abundance just for being yourself. You can find an audience who appreciates your work. You can make play into a lifestyle, fulfilling your deepest wishes. All of it is possible as long as you cultivate the strong belief that you are the star of your own life. Chiron may wound here first, putting you in situations where you have to be vulnerable. Ultimately, though, you’ll be healing your inner child. The rest of the astrology this week indicates that you will need to overcome fear in order to accomplish something in your career, or possibly with family. That self-doubting voice feels cold and all too real right now. Don’t you believe it. Defeat the inner critic and flourish.

Week of February 11th

You need an outlet for your energy this week, so make sure to do something fun. Creative inspiration is likely. So are romantic fireworks—both the good kind and the bad kind. If you have children, be aware that a sudden challenge may crop up with one of them, too. By the time you get to Valentine’s Day, you may feel like you just want to keep your head down and work. You’re pretty busy taking charge of your money so you can fuel your dreams. After a busy week, some time at home this weekend will be restorative—you may even be able to use your talents to enhance your space.

Week of February 4th

This new moon is abuzz with fresh ideas. Clear your mind, follow your curiosity, talk with a friend, and see if you can gain a new perspective. Notice which thought patterns aren’t serving you well—self-criticism is probably high on the list—and try a little forgiveness. A shift to the positive will open up some doors. Towards the end of the week, your creative drive sends you hurtling towards the unknown. Don’t play it safe. Go deeper into the mystery, trusting your gut that what you find will matter.

Week of January 28th

Success right now is all about knowing what you value and aligning your life to that. It might mean getting your money in order, accessing a greater sense of self-worth, and using some latent talents. You have a dream self and a dream life that you can make possible, as long as you structure your life around what matters to you. You might get some good ideas about how to do this on Tuesday. Creativity can transform your bank account. Don’t concern yourself with what you “should” be doing according to the values of others. What’s most valuable to you?

Week of January 21st

In the midst of a lucky year, you have an especially good day on Tuesday of this week. Venus and Jupiter meet in your sign, offering you blessings and opportunities. Get clarity about what you want and take advantage of the energy. The biggest challenge to your ability to express yourself in the way that you want is your own confidence. You’re entering a season of curiosity, communication, and learning, so jump in and explore something new.

Week of January 14th

Romantic passion is likely this week. Have some fun! You’ve been so serious about figuring out your values and creating security for yourself lately that you may not have had enough time to play. Certainly, you are transforming the way you think about money. If you need to, take some time to mourn and let go of any regrets you have about the ways you’ve earned or spent money in the past. What’s done is done. If it was problematic before, you are changing it now. Embrace your carefree side and have an adventure with the eclipse this weekend. It’s the last in a cycle that expanded your perception, taking you to new places, teaching you new ways of being. Explore.

Week of January 7th

Venus in your sign is another blessing for the first month of this year. You’re looking good and hopefully feeling good. This week, concentrate on the dream of home. What do you want home to look like for you? Where is it, who is there with you, and how do you plan to do this? It’s OK not to know everything right now. You just need to begin creating a blueprint for the place you will call your own.

January 2019 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

You are called to develop self-reliance this week. You have good luck on your side in 2019, but it is up to you to use it. You are responsible for living according to your values, for utilizing the talents you’ve been given, and for harvesting your own income. The more effort you put into supporting yourself, the more luck you’ll find on your side. Make a worthy plan for the year to come.

Week of December 24th

The familial or ancestral shadow is yours to acknowledge this week. We are all called to heal for our ancestors, and this week you are answering that call. What are the darker aspects of your family and its history? Are you conscious of the reasons why your people behave the way they do? Look for hidden information to help you. Welcome the shadow in and feed it a home-cooked meal. None of us have gotten this far without some darkness in the past.

Week of December 17th

You have more resources available than you might think. The Solstice full moon brings a return of the light in a big way. You’re getting very serious about your finances lately. This week, you may get some creative ideas about how you could access what you need. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want either – someone else may be willing to share their abundance with you. Luck is on your side in the coming year.

Week of December 10th

Here are the bones of the situation: you must stay true to your values. Identify your own moral code, and see if your life is aligning with those core principles. This is not about impressing other people. This is about self-respect—the source of what people used to call Character. To live with integrity is to know that your thoughts, words, and actions are all in harmony with each other. Do the hard work of living up to your own ethical standards this week, even (especially) when nobody is looking.

Week of December 3rd

Hidden insights are available to you at the beginning of this week. Dreams and spiritual messages could help you heal something from the past. If you listen, you may hear your ancestors speaking to you softly from the other side. Practice letting go of any lingering angst or hidden doubts before Mercury stations direct on Thursday. The Sag new moon is your personal reset button. With all personal planets direct, and Jupiter in your sign, this is your green light to go ahead with your plans. Imagine what your ideal home could be like. Visualize it so clearly that you know it by touch, by scent, by sound. Get creative about the idea of home—a wanderer like you could reinvent the whole concept.