The New Year is here and there is maddening curiosity to know how the year will unfold for all of us. In case you are curious too, read what the stars have in store for you this year and how 2019 will be for each sun sign.
Aries: There’s no holding back this year, Aries. In 2019, you get to show the world exactly who you are and what you can do!
Your ruler is powerful Mars, and you start the year with it going full speed ahead in your sign. This gives you an incredible power boost and sets a great tone for the rest of the year regarding goals and ambitions. By early October, however, Mars enters Libra, where it loses some of its power, so you might not feel as spontaneous and driven. Libra is a charming influence, but when you try to tone things down, it could come off as passive-aggressive. You have good intentions, but you just don’t carry the poise and grace thing off too well.
Taurus : Your ruler, lovely Venus, doesn’t go through any retrograde periods in 2019, but does that mean clear sailing for you all year? It’s doubtful, Taurus, but you might get a break in the dominant areas of your life that she rules: love and money. One transit to look forward to is a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius at the end of January (and again at the end of November), especially for its easygoing energy. Everything seems to be just a little easier now, which is kind of nice.
A four-month-long Jupiter retrograde cycle starting in early April will help give you much-needed time for philosophical reflection and spiritual introspection. Confronting your darker behaviors, instincts, and habits isn’t easy, but the chance for growth and transformation is enormous if you do it.
Gemini : You’re up for anything and everything this year!
Mercury, your chatty home planet, has three retrograde periods this year, in March, July, and November (starting in late October), and it spends most of its retro time in emotional water signs (versus the quick-to-react fire signs it visited last year). Because water signs are highly intuitive, it will benefit you to use your gut instincts when you’re confused or unsure of how to proceed. This might go against your logical nature, but you can get results by stepping outside your comfort zone and relying on your inner voice instead of cold, hard facts for a change.
Cancer : This is your year to own it, Cancer. If you feel like you haven’t been in control of your own destiny, it’s time to take back your power and show the world what you’re capable of!
You may have retreated into your comfortable shell at the end of 2018, thanks to some bad experiences, unexpected news, or various other disappointments, so you aren’t really interested in exposing your raw emotions to the world right now. Maybe you already put yourself out there on social media and got burned, or perhaps you’ve always been afraid to show how you really feel. You do feel things deeply, but right now you’d much rather keep your thoughts to yourself than put them out there for everyone to see (and critique).
Leo: “All About You” is a fitting title, because that’s the way you like to have things: all about you! But 2019 encompasses more than that.
How about starting off your year with a full moon (and supermoon) in your sign at the end of January? And to top that off, it’s a total lunar eclipse! It will be hard for you to hide anything – especially your true feelings – and the drama will be intense. You will experience big changes at this time, and in true Leo form you’ll want to broadcast them (if they’re good). You aren’t as eager to share bad news (you do have your precious Leo ego to protect)!
Virgo : Your practical nature helps you succeed in 2019!
Your year starts out with a full moon and supermoon in your sign in February, which might have you torn between your emotions and logic. As you constantly battle to be your best self, this could cause conflicting thoughts about the best way to reach your goals. This can be kind of confusing, but the good thing about this pairing is that you’re a balanced mix of both left- and right-brain thinking. Put them together to understand where you are, what you want, and where you should go from here.
Libra : Improving your personal relationships is this year’s focus.
You’re ruled by lovely Venus, so it’s nice to know she and you won’t have to endure any retrograde periods in 2019. When she’s in your sign in the middle of September, everything feels balanced (just the way you like it). You’re comfortable in your skin and feel at home in the world, and nothing really gets to you.
There’s a full moon in your sign that marks the spring equinox at the end of March, and it puts your close personal relationships in the spotlight. Focus on strengthening current bonds or rebuilding old ones that are in disrepair (or broken altogether). Nothing seems impossible in the light of this moon, and someone you haven’t seen or talked to in a long time could appear and ask for forgiveness or a chance at redemption. Because this is also a time of renewal and you’re already a very fair person, you’re likely to say yes.
Scorpio : What do you want this year, Scorpio? What are you passionate about? Your dreams are the focus of 2019, and guess what? Some of them could come true in a big way!
A major advantage you have is that Mars, your forceful co-ruler, stays direct all year, so you don’t have to worry about losing any of the incredible drive that it provides. In January, Mars is positioned in ambitious Aries, which it also rules, giving you a powerful energy boost to help you reach your loftiest goals.
Disciplined Saturn is at home in hardworking Capricorn all year, so that’s another huge check in the “win” column. This placement ensures that your integrity is intact as you work toward personal and professional goals. Feeling overly stressed and rigid could be a result of this strict pairing, though, so take a couple extra yoga classes or schedule regular massages to keep your mind and body healthy and happy.
Sagittarius : You’re always up for a new learning experience, so will 2019 teach you any valuable lessons? Looks likely!
Expansive Jupiter, your home planet, is in your outgoing sign until early December, so you can look forward to a harmonious mix of fun and open-mindedness most of the year. Your beliefs are front and center, but you aren’t interested in preaching to anyone. You’re mostly the “live and let live” type, but like most people you defend causes you believe in. Be aware of Jupiter retrograde from early April until the beginning of August because you’ll be more reflective during this time. Go over what it is you truly believe in and think about whether you’ve been living your life according to your personal moral code.
Capricorn : There are great benefits to your sign playing gracious host to several planets this year!
There’s a new moon in Capricorn that’s partnered with a partial solar eclipse to look forward to in the beginning of January, perfect timing when you consider how ready you are to start fresh with your new ideas. You’re an ambitious sign who thrives on setting goals and reaching them, so this new moon is the perfect way to kick off 2019. There are signs everywhere that let you know if you’re on the right track. Pay close attention to the universe when it gives you the green light (or warns you to hold off).
Aquarius : A new year, more changes!
Uranus, your home planet, makes a big change this year. It’s relatively slow moving (spending six to seven years in each sign), so it’s a major event when it moves from fiery Aries into slower-moving Taurus in early March (which is it’s fall position, meaning these two energies are pretty much opposite). Where Uranus likes to experiment, Taurus takes the traditional route. Uranus likes to be an innovator and Taurus says, “I’m good with tradition.” Note its retrograde period beginning in mid-August and finishing out the year. Too many attempted outer changes result in the need for inner change. Take time out from your busy schedule to reflect on the lessons you may have missed recently.
Pisces : The big thing for you this year is that your ruler, illusion-filled Neptune, is in your sensitive sign for all twelve months, which means you’re mostly a trusting, giving soul who cares about others almost more than you care about yourself. Here’s the thing, though, sweet Pisces – Neptune is retrograde between June and late November, exposing the harsh realities that you work so hard to avoid. When the truth first comes out, you might not be so happy, but eventually you’ll benefit from the chance to grow from what you learn during this brutally honest time.
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