For you, 2019 is a crossover year. A crossover between the past, present and future, that is. Saturn returned to Capricorn in December 2017 and having spent the whole of 2018 here, will also spend the whole of 2019 here, not leaving until December 2020.
Yet Jupiter’s return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart in November, also means that you have reached the last full year of a 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, with one major cycle still in its early years and another in its final year. It is on 3rd December that Jupiter will return to Capricorn and with Pluto here from 2008 to 2024, this will begin your most powerful year in a lifetime. For you, 2020 is the year that everything until now has been leading up to and everything from then will lead on from.
In 2019 you are still preparing, with a chance to first bring your current 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion home. This means there will be time during the year when you need time out to hear yourself think. Yet Jupiter is the planet of luck and expansion, so when you do spend time navel gazing this is likely to have fortunate ramifications, with your imagination and mind inspired.
The year begins, as it always does, with the Sun in Capricorn, with your new solar and calendar years always starting at the same time. A solar eclipse on 6th January will give you a chance to commit to this new solar year, the future and the journey ahead. The reason for that solar eclipse is that you have the South Node in Capricorn and therefore the North Node in your relationship sector.
As well as determining where the eclipses will fall this year, with a total solar eclipse in your relationship sector on 3rd July and a lunar eclipse in Capricorn on 17th July, the lunar nodes will also police a balance between your personal and relationship needs. The North Node promises major new beginnings on the relationship front this year, with the six weeks leading up to a solar eclipse on 3rd July and the four weeks after, especially auspicious.
Fortunately, there is support from the communication gods from the get go and throughout the year. For while this is an important relationship year, there is also a need to remain true to yourself. This is also an important year for home and family matters, especially in the first two months of the year and then to a slightly lesser degree for the next few months. Matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative also get a boost in February and March, one they will retain all year.
There is something special happening on the romantic and relationship fronts this year, that is beyond what you would typically expect. You had a taste of this on the romantic front last year, but it is on the relationship front that this will draw your attention from the get go.
That there is any focus on your relationships in the New Year is not the norm, with June and July the months when the solar spotlight is on your relationships. While you don’t start the year with any planets in your relationship sector, you do start the year with the North Node here. In your relationship sector from November 2018 to May 2020, the North Node has brought the element of fate into play, along with the potential for major new beginnings.
The North Node is also here to act as a balance to the South Node, which is in Capricorn from November 2018 to May 2020 as well. The lunar nodes always act as a balance and throughout 2019 they will police a balance between your personal and relationship needs.
The lunar nodes also determine where the eclipses fall, which bring the element of fate into play. The first eclipse since the South Node’s return is a doozy, a total solar eclipse on 3rd July, bringing the element of fate into play and creating the potential for major new beginnings.
The North Node is a lucky and auspicious force, second only to lucky Jupiter himself and while it is here all year, it is when the planets start to return to your relationship sector that you will really feel this.
It begins with Mars’ return on 16th May, with continuous planetary activity then through to 12th August. The total solar eclipse on 4th July will be the epicentre.
Yet while there are major developments on the relationship front this year, there are equally major developments on the romantic front. Once again, it begins with Mars’ return, with the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returning to fire things up romantically, fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit from 15th February to 31st March.
It is while Mars is here that Uranus, who made a short six month visit last year, before retrograding back out, will return on 6th March. Once he returns the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected is now here until 2026. The Sun will move through from 20th April to 21st May and Mercury from 7th May to 21st May. However, the real magic happens when Venus moves through, from 15th May to 9th June.
The professional gods have dialled up the near perfect professional year for you. This puts you right in the Goldilocks zone, where there is not too much and not too little, with the professional gods getting the mix just right. There are advantages to having planetary activity in either one of your two professional houses all year, ensuring you have at least one professional god on the field at all time.
But it means that there is no respite. With Mars visiting both your work and career sectors this year, this means that when either is active it is likely to be busy, driven and potentially successful. Yet there will be periods in between where things are able to simply play out.
You will get your first taste of this when Mars returns to your work sector on 31st March.
It is just 10 days earlier that the first of two Full Moons in your career sector will fall on 21st March, which I see as the professional gods’ first shot across the bow. With Venus having just wrapped up all planetary activity on the career front for 2018 in December, you need these early months to let things settle.
The Full Moon on 21st March is a wakeup call from the professional gods, alerting you to the fact that things are getting ready to wake up. By the time the Moon comes full circle and creates a second Full Moon on 19th April, Mars will have been in your work sector for nearly three weeks and there will be a second chance to capture what you didn’t during the first Full Moon.
Mars will leave your work sector on 16th May, ending what could be some of the busiest six weeks of the year. However, with the Sun and Mercury returning on 21st May, they will return just days later to continue what he started.
Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus won’t move through until 9th June to 4th July, extending the reach of job potential out to the middle of the year. This creates a fairly short break before things start up on the career front. Again, where Mars kicks things off on the job front two months before they normally would, he is later returning to your career sector.
Mercury’s return on 14th September makes him the first planet on the scene this year. This smart and intellectually savvy planet is here until 3rd October. The Sun and Venus will both move through during that time, with Mars returning on 4th October to take over. Where Mars gets things started on the job front this year, he will bring things home on the career front, not leaving until 19th November.
There is nothing but good news on both the income and financial fronts this year, with a lot of the intensity and the cause for any financial tension over the last two years gone. Ironically, this is not because of what ‘is’ happening on both fronts this year and more because of what ‘is not’ happening.
The lunar nodes left your two money houses in November, ending an 18 month period that not only created a series of eclipses on the income and financial fronts but for much of 2018 had a lot of planetary activity thrown into the mix.
Mars only wrapped up a nearly six month visit to your income sector in November, just days after the lunar nodes left. While you will enjoy the benefits of that this year, at the time this kept financial tension at a fairly high level, as the North Node was forced to compensate by adding more intensity on the financial front.
There will be one last clash between income and money matters during a total lunar eclipse in your financial sector on 21st January, but after that they will retreat to their own corners, each claiming certain parts of the year.
And as they do they revert to the normal pattern of most financial years, which has been disrupted over recent years. That pattern is that money matters will take the middle months of the year and income matters will take either end. The lunar eclipse on 21st January will be an intrusion into that, but as a leftover from last year is more likely to act as a catalyst or trigger for untapped financial or income potential. The Sun’s return to your income sector on 20th January will throw the solar spotlight onto your income situation, matters and options.
However, while the Sun and Mercury will both be gone by 20th February, Venus will move through from 2nd March to 27th March. These weeks and during her second visit from 20th December to 14th January 2020, could be the most lucrative weeks of 2019.
Though a Full Moon on 16th August will be another potentially lucrative hotspot. After the lunar eclipse in your financial sector on 21st January, there will be no focus on money matters until Mercury returns on 27th June. This will kick off a period of planetary activity that will run through to 29th August.
This two month period will be a chance to take your financial power back, deal with money matters and take care of financial housekeeping. For the first time in three years, without having to compete with income forces.