Uranus in Aries to Taurus
The first major planetary event in 2019 is on January 6 when the slow-moving, revolutionary and inspirational planet, Uranus, finally ends its retrograde motion in Aries. It had just dipped its toe into Taurus in 2018 but from November 20 until January 6, it returns to Aries, to perhaps remind us of something that we began previously and didn’t finish – particularly something out of the ordinary or even eccentric. It’s a good time for Aries, particularly those born at the end of the sign to have a way to channel their creativity and inner fire at this time. Once Uranus returns to Taurus it will remain there until 2026, bringing new challenges for people born under this zodiac sign.
Uranus is the planet of breakthroughs and innovation. Globally, the Uranus transit in Taurus will quite possibly result in breakthroughs in the understanding and handling of Mother Earth and Her precious resources.
(Please check out my book, Earth: Astrology’s Missing Planet, which delves into not only why this is so vitally important for us now – but also about you and your Earth Sign).
Since Taurus also rules the stock markets, there could be disruptions here, and a rise of alternative currencies. Personally, Taureans may be forced out of their fixed ways in some areas of their life which will be healthy for them in the long term but could be uncomfortable short-term as this is a sign that does not welcome change.
Total Lunar Eclipse
Also on January 20-21, there is a total lunar eclipse and this is the perfect time for making changes, for going on a new path or trying something you’ve always wanted to do but perhaps never had the courage.
Total Solar Eclipse
The solar eclipse represent signify beginnings and endings.They can bring a fall of power, and also a restoration of power. The total solar eclipse in 2019 is July 2.
Saturn in Capricorn
In 2019, Saturn, the planet of karma and responsibility will continue in the sign of Capricorn. With Pluto also in this sign since 2008, it has been a long, slow time of seeing structures that we thought were permanent fail. Personally, this has been – and will continue to be – a time to dedicate more time and attention to build sure foundations for your future.
We may be seeking freedom but Saturn teaches that freedom doesn’t come by shirking responsibilities. We learn that we can grow through our failures even more than our successes. It is a time to let go of things that hold us back and be realistic – about ourselves. We may have been underestimating ourselves – our overestimating ourselves. Saturn wants us to face ourselves as we are – and from that point of honesty, then we can grow. It shows us where we have been overconfident or entitled and how these things do not serve us in the long run.
It is all about sincerity, honesty and authenticity. We might think we know best but now is the time to turn to other older, or perhaps wiser, people for advice and guidance.
In 2019, Saturn makes a good aspect (sextile) to Neptune for most of the year. In other words, the Saturnian discipline can help us move in the direction of our dreams. It can help us turn our ideals into reality, as long as they are based on what is, not what we would like them to be.
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn
Pluto remains in Capricorn until 2024 and in 2019 it will be retrograde in this sign between April 24 to October 3, influencing our attitude towards our ambitions and material assets; perhaps we can then gain a new way of managing our resources – both personally and globally.
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces
Another retrograde of a slow-moving planet is Neptune between June 21 and November 27. Neptune is transiting Pisces from 2012 to 2026 and is influencing each of us in a different way according to its position in our birth chart, and our Sun sign.
Jupiter in Sagittarius
Jupiter continues to transit its own sign of Sagittarius from November 8 to December 2, 2019, influencing almost the whole of 2019 in a positive way. After the limitations felt by an emphasis on the sign of Capricorn, now we can sense a feeling of optimism and expansion and new opportunities for growth will open up. Think back to 2007, the last time Jupiter transited this sign and see what new horizons opened for you then. This planet in Sagittarius wants to see us regain faith and believe in ourselves. It is a particularly fortunate time for those with the Sun, Moon or Rising sign in Sagittarius, or a strong influence in the 9th House. For those people particularly, travel is definitely in the air as well as expansive activities generally as well as spiritually. It is a good time to study and learn.
Jupiter is retrograde in Sagittarius from April 10 to August 11.
There are three Mercury retrograde periods in 2019:
- March 5 – March 28 (in Pisces)
- July 8 (in Leo sign) – August 1 (in Cancer)
- October 31 – November 20 (in Scorpio
I hope you have a joyful, fulfilling, inspiring, healthy 2019!