Happy new year everybody!
Welcome 2019, the year of the Earth Pig.
The fiery month of January 2019 demands trust, patience and an open mind to fully exploit the opportunities offered.
After a journey of almost two years, our red Warrior Mars returns "home" to its own empire of Aries. Mars starts off energetically and wants to put things in order with an irrepressible force and energy! Mars in Aries is courage, strength and initiative and won’t stop.
From January 2 to February 14, 2019 Mars will stay in fiery Aries.
The homecoming of Mars will be celebrated with the first meteor shower of 2019.
The Quadrantids meteor shower on 3 and January 4, 2019 shows about forty shooting stars per hour!
When during the partial Eclipse of January 6, 2019 revolutionary Uranus in Aries turns direct, we could justifiably talk of a powerful and volatile impulse.
In the run-up to the coming Solar Eclipse and awakening Uranus in Aries, the start of 2019 will be marked by upheaval and turmoil.
Revolutionary Uranus on the last degrees of Aries is extra keen on changes and spontaneous initiatives, but is also capricious and unpredictable.
Uranus in Aries wants individual as collective change, NOW or never!
In the midst of In this energy, Pluto in Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces, Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter in Sagittarius and Mars in Aries are situated in their own signs and show themselves from their most pure and powerful side.
The bundled planetary "home game" makes fiery January 2019 also a month of improvement, positive energy and progress.
The energy is directly aimed at professional and social goals.
The revolutionary square of retrograde Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn will be the scarlet thread this month. The final stages of demolition and construction are complicated, especially now that Uranus is at the last degrees of Aries. It feels as if we are being offered a last chance to bring essential steps towards individual and collective freedom to completion.
The collective call for equal rights and justice will also be strong in January 2019, so we have to take into account large demonstrations, riots and conflict situations.
However, this last planetary battle between Uranus and Pluto is supported by the protective and comforting energy of our planetary "referee" Jupiter in Sagittarius, so that global conflicts will not escalate and negotiations will lead to an acceptable result.
On January 6, 2019 our fast messenger Mercury enters the earth sign of Capricorn and will remain there until January 24, 2019.
The growing square of Mercury (1º in Capricorn) with Mars (3º in Aries) can lead to unrest.
There may be news coming out that is related to secret information about illegal practices from “higher-up”.
Solar and Lunar eclipses are special New and Full Moons with the most powerful energy there is. Every Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse announces an end and a new beginning.
The first Solar Eclipse of 2019 is a partial Solar Eclipse that will only be visible in East Asia, Northeast Russia and the Pacific Ocean.
This partial Eclipse of January 6, 2019 falls at 15º in earthly Capricorn, right between Saturn at 11º and Pluto at 20º in Capricorn. This midpoint, the square of Pluto and Uranus and the position of the Sun in Aquarius, Venus in Scorpio and Saturn in Capricorn, makes this cosmic event of great political significance especially for the United States and Great Britain.
Astrologically, this partial Solar Eclipse can lead to a political, economic or institutional changeover in the coming months. After this Solar Eclipse there is no way back, only forward.
This cosmic event opens the door to a fruitful period to start a business or to initiate new projects.
Read more under NEWS on this website.
From January 8, 2019, Venus travels through the fiery realm of Sagittarius, which is the House of Jupiter. Until February 3, 2019, Venus in Sagittarius will search for the ultimate, the most beautiful and ideal in all areas of life and in our world view.
Through Venus in Sagittarius we see a wider perspective economically and in all forms of relationships, art, culture, beauty, abroad and adventure.
Mars in Aries, however, forms a square with Saturn in Capricorn from January 10, 2018 onward.
And this means frustration and inhibition. We want to push through, but somehow it can’t be done. The harder we try, the more resistance we get. Frustration and anger can be the result.
Opposition from authorities impedes progress.
The best approach is patience and a defensive attitude. Do not take risks and do not force anything, because that will not work.
This Square is exact at 15º Aries/Capricorn on January 24, 2019, but this annoying and challenging energy lasts until the end of January 2019.
From 8 to January 19, 2019 there will be a Stellium of planets in Capricorn. This "gathering" of planetary energy is formed by the Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Until the end of January 2019, this productive, constructive and creative Capricorn energy supports to manifest dreams on the earth plane and won’t waste energy and precious time on useless things. This Capricorn energy stimulates to walk the extra mile and never to give up hope.
Because of the square that is formed with red Warrior Mars in Aries, there is an uncontrollable urge to make changes or pushing through, both collectively and individually.
However, this may feel like an “obligation" to perform. At this moment life seems to be an endurance test where the law of the jungle holds sway.
Due to the influence of this "cold" Stellium in Capricorn, we have to take into account extreme weather conditions such as heavy snowfall and cold.
The strong planetary energies in the second half of January 2019 are dominated by social conditions and excessive optimism.
Calm before the storm?
In the course of January 2019, Mars continues to grow towards Uranus in Aries, which means that there can be power games and muscle flexing.
Mars and Uranus form an exact conjunction at 29º Aries on February 13 and 14, 2019.
More about this later in the monthly horoscope of February 2019.
The good news is the Great Trine formed by Mars in Aries and Jupiter in Sagittarius!
On January 10, 2019 Mars is at 5º in Aries and from this point, Mars moves to an exact golden Trine at 16º Aries/Sagittarius on January 25, 2019!
This abundant and positive energy is effective until the beginning of February 2019!
Mars trine Jupiter wants to win which means that success for personal, material or spiritual growth can be within reach, provided that intentions are supported by good intentions, trust and fairness. Successes for trade, sport, but also for love! A great time for making important decisions and taking the lead.
On January 11, 2019 the Sun is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and this aspect is playing on a person's sympathies. Idle talk, fine promises and delusion is therefore greater.
Playing on a person's sympathies is really a theme this month, because Jupiter and Neptune are also at odds with each other. It is all about the dream versus reality.
From January 12 to January 18, 2019, there will be an exact square at 14º between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. Especially during those days until the last week of January 2019 we must take into account too much optimism and denial, self-deception, self-overestimation and promises which are not realistic. Desiring things which are impossible.
Longing for something is better than actually having it.
On January 19, 2019 the Sun in Capricorn form an exact square with Uranus in Aries, so we are faced with an erratic and rebellious energy. Moreover, Mercury is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury's connection with Pluto shows that conflicts today have to do with passion, deeper feelings and the soul. The power of thought is very real that day.
From January 20, 2019 to January 24, 2019, Mercury in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries and the North Node in Cancer form a tense T-Square.
This Cardinal T-Square can lead to frustration, loneliness, confrontations, manipulation, power games, jealousy or possessiveness.
Venus in Sagittarius is at odds with dreamy Neptune in Pisces during this planetary battle, so situations are considered rosier. Not everything is what it looks like.
From January 20, 2019 to January 24, 2019, Mercury in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries and the North Node in Cancer form a tense planetary area of tension.
This Cardinal T-Square can lead to frustration, loneliness, confrontations, manipulation or power games, jealousy or possessiveness.
Venus in Sagittarius stands squarely on a dreamy Neptune in Pisces during this planetary battle and this aspect projects a better image and for fear of telling the truth.
Not everything's as it seems.
During this volatile planetary period there is a mitigating factor.
From January 14, 2019 to January 31, 2019, the beautiful Venus accompanies the Great Benefactor Jupiter in Sagittarius.
On January 22, 2019, Venus and Jupiter form an exact conjunction at 15º in Sagittarius!
The conjunction between Venus and Jupiter at 15º in Sagittarius stimulates business, brings more turnover and financial windfalls and ensures love and harmony in all forms of relationships.
That day, great opportunities are presenting themselves.
Venus “frees” herself from Jupiter, however this beneficial attraction continues to exist until the end of January 2019.
From January 21, 2019 the Sun travels through Aquarius, the sign that is connected to revolutionary Uranus.
A progressive, independent and freedom-loving energy. Things are beginning to move very fast now. A period that is coloured by self-expression, creativity and originality, unconventional and innovative ideas.
On January 21, 2019, a total Lunar Eclipse will take place at 0º in the fire sign of Leo.
The Sun in Aquarius faces the Moon in Leo.
The Moon is relatively speaking "close" to Earth and is therefore larger and brighter than usual.
This is the first Super Blood Moon in a series of three Super Moons in 2019.
The first Lunar Eclipse of 2019 is visible in Western Europe, Asia, West Africa, most of North America, South America, the Eastern Pacific, the Western Atlantic, the Indian and the Arctic Ocean.
This total Lunar Eclipse on the first degree of the axis Leo/Aquarius can lead to unexpected and significant events in Europe, but especially in Great Britain.
Read more about this Lunar Eclipse under NEWS on this website.
On January 22, 2019, the exact conjunction between Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius takes place. This royal conjunction of these bright and beneficial planets can be clearly seen in the early morning on the southeastern sky.
The fast Mercury follows the Sun and from January 25, 2019, Mercury enters the zodiac sign Aquarius.
Mercury, the fast planet of Communication and Commerce, feels at home in Aquarius.
This mental energy is free, unattached, original and speaks from the heart.
Mercury in Aquarius tends towards idealism and paradise as a social utopia. Mercury in Aquarius can lead to tense situations, mass demonstrations and uprisings.
On the last day of January 2019, the first exact sextile takes place between Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces.
This healing and constructive connection offers us a chance to build a loving world.
This is the first exact planetary helping hand between Saturn and Neptune in a series of three in 2019. The beneficial influence of this first sextile lasts until May 28, 2019!
The other two exact connections take place on June 18 and November 8, 2019.
It teaches us that we are all in this together and together we have to make the best of it.
In the midst of this hopeful energy, Mars grows into a conjunction with Uranus in Aries and that puts Mars in direct conflict with Pluto in Capricorn.
Pluto in Capricorn is moving closer to an opposition with the Node in Cancer.
In the monthly horoscope of February 2019 more about this!