Week of March 18th

This Spring Equinox full moon brings a lesson about worth. Where you have the old trauma, the ancestral pain, the wound of taboo or difference: this is what you are called to heal. This is a new beginning for your sense of worthiness. How do you view your own worth when you have nothing of value in your possession? How do you see your worth when you make a mistake? How about when you’ve done well for yourself? As the sign with the highest standards, you rarely give yourself a break from the inner critic. Consider at this time that you are whole, without need for improvement.

Week of March 11th

Cue the relationship angst. Communication, always so crucial to you, is waterlogged and backwards and full of misunderstandings this week. Be patient with partners and friends. Listen in other ways: to their body language, tone, images, facial expressions, and mid-sleep murmurs. No, it will not be clear, sorry. Clarity is not on the table this week, but empathy surely is. You’re expanding your life with the help of a significant partner or friend. That will be an uncomfortable process, but it results in more freedom for both of you.

Week of March 4th

Mercury stations retrograde in your relationship sector on Tuesday. You find yourself returning to conversations about the past with a significant other. Old friends or exes may re-appear in your life. Wednesday’s new moon may coincide with some additional confusion. Use the wisdom of memory to pierce the fog. On a positive note, you and a partner could use these transits to re-imagine a beautiful home together.

Your awakening continues on Wednesday, when Uranus into Taurus calls you on some wild adventures. Uranus in this sign is the wilderness, and when he’s in your house of exploration, wildness becomes a necessity. Because Taurus is an earth sign too, this is a supportive eight-year cycle of expansion. You will be growing in unexpected ways, traveling to places where you may never have thought you’d go, and learning the most unusual things. You may even be the voice of Uranus in Taurus, teaching others about eco-feminism, new forms of currency, innovative farming techniques, and re-wilding the land. If you’re not really a nature type or much of a traveler, you could be doing some wild investing. Or, who knows, you may surprise yourself. This is a long-term cycle, and even with Uranus involved, Taurus doesn’t move that fast. You’ve got time to see this unfold.

Week of February 25th

It’s all about relationships for you right now. Whether you’re currently in love or looking, or enjoying fun times with your best friend, your bond with someone else is the focal point. That rarely means the transits feel easy. More likely, you’re negotiating your role with someone else in your life, and figuring out how much you’re willing to give. How much is the other person giving in return? When Mercury stations retrograde next week, you’ll be in a kind of relationship review. Your intuition will help you understand what you want.

Week of February 18th

Chiron in Pisces helped you heal some difficult relationship patterns. You are no longer the savior or martyr in your relationships, nor do you need to be hypercritical of yourself and others. Neptune is still teaching you to look past your delusions and release expectations of perfection when it comes to other people. Now, Chiron is moving to a more intimate place. Having healed some of the wounds in your relationships, you begin a path of radical self-love. All the parts of your identity that you have hidden because you thought they were taboo will be brought up by Chiron in the next seven years. A full moon in your sign on Tuesday lets you test this out with a trusted friend or partner. How much of your deeper self can you reveal to another person? How vulnerable can you be? Venus in Capricorn urges you to express yourself to the fullest.

Week of February 11th

A therapeutic breakthrough of some kind is likely now. Dive bravely into the unconscious and release what you find. Putting your emotions into your creative work or sharing them with a group of people you trust could be helpful ways of dealing with this energy. Valentine’s Day has romantic potential for you, so perhaps your feelings are best shared with a significant other. On the positive side of these transits, you could also feel sexually liberated this week. Go somewhere and have fun even if you’re not dating. A romantic glow lingers throughout the weekend.

Week of February 4th

The new moon gives you an opportunity to refresh your health. Take some time out to take care of yourself, preferably in the comfort of your home. You may have some fresh ideas for daily routines that will break you out of a rut. Towards the end of the week, you might start to get cabin fever. Time to socialize with other people! If a personal challenge makes you feel like spiraling out, don’t give in to the drama. Open up to your community. Take care of others and you’ll find that they want to take care of you, too.

Week of January 28th

You have some extra energy this week. Fresh ideas may reinvigorate a daily ritual, perhaps one that you share with a significant other. This year, the partnership that you want could be available to you, but you’ll have to consider first what brings you joy and then actively work to receive these gifts into your life. It sounds paradoxical: why would receiving require work? It’s hard to receive at first because it requires you to shift your attention away from all that you think needs improvement and towards everything that is going right. Set boundaries so that you have more energy for the gifts.

Week of January 21st

Blessings and opportunities come into your home this week, especially on Tuesday. They may come through family members. You may have to make some peace with the past in order to accept the blessings. In the aftermath of an eclipse cycle that was all about retreat and adaptation, you are now creating room for more good things in your life. Let go of old resentments. Practice gratitude.

Week of January 14th

Private insights abound this week, as you pull creative insights from the transformative fires of the unconscious. You are becoming more serious about your creative work, however it is that you conceive of that. What you’re here to generate is important. Take a moment to mourn what you have had to let go of—maybe old creative projects, or maybe your life before you had children. Maybe an old romance. You are creating something new to take its place. This eclipse is the last in a cycle of rest and adjustment for you, impacting your health and perhaps your daily schedule. Make some time for retreat as we end this cycle.

Week of January 7th

The expansion and beautification of your home continues this week. If you share your home, get on the same page with a partner or roommate about your vision. Communication is key to creating this dream. Keep the dream big, but make a practical plan for how you’ll go about it. If you’re considering a big move, someone may be able to help you out. Make space for more people in your life.

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 place serious attention on your gifts this week. 2019 brings opportunities and challenges for self-expression. You may be able to accomplish much in your creative work, make room for more joy, have a child, grow as a parent, or get serious about romance. However this theme expresses itself in your life, the tests will transform you. Consider what you want to create this year.

Week of December 24th

You encounter your shadow in a partnership or significant friendship this week. There is a darker side to the way you treat other people or the way you allow other people to treat you. Who have you been letting in? Have you been unconsciously expecting something from them that they’re not even aware of? Have you been behaving like a servant, with the unconscious belief that you don’t deserve an equal partnership? Acknowledge the truth in the shadow and claim your own darker aspects.

Week of December 17th

This solstice brings lots of joy and fanfare at home. Mercury meets Jupiter in Sagittarius, and both of them like a big party. If you’re spending time with family this week, enjoy it. The Solstice full moon suggests that you may enjoy plans with friends as well, since this Friday kicks off a fun, creative season for you. Gather your favorite people and celebrate.

Week of December 10th

Developments at home may go well this week, especially after Mercury meets Jupiter in Sagittarius on Wednesday. You may learn something about your family, the place you’re living, or any plans to move or renovate your home. If you have a creative passion, you may find that you’re harvesting rewards from all of your hard work lately, too. Conversations with others could influence fun plans or creative work. Enjoy the expansion of your home life in the coming year.

Week of December 3rd

Take care in conversations with friends and partners at the beginning of this week. One-on-one interactions are potentially fraught with Mercury-retrograde style miscommunications. Keep critical observations to yourself. You may mean well, but your detail-oriented honesty could wound more than it helps this week. Conversations will get easier once Mercury stations direct on Thursday. Friday’s new moon in Sagittarius is a reset for you and a partner or roommate at home. Envision the home you want to have together. If you’re single and living on your own, envision who you might want to share your home with, too—even if your preferred roommate is an animal companion. If you’re partnered, talk it over with each other this weekend.