It is less that there are two very different areas of your chart vying for your attention in 2019 and more that there are two very different groups, with both asserting themselves in the early weeks of the year. At the centre of each group is a dominant force, with lucky Jupiter at the centre of one group and Saturn at the centre of the other.
I only need to tell you where they are to immediately reveal the challenge this presents, with Jupiter in a playful part of your chart and Saturn in your work sector. This makes a balance between work and play your biggest challenge in 2019. Yet, while this will appear to conflict in the early days of the year, for the most part, they are staying out of each other’s way.
You not only begin the year with lucky Jupiter still in the early weeks of a 13 month visit to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, but with Mars returning to an adventurous part of your chart on New Year’s Day. Along with a total lunar eclipse in Leo on 21st January, this is the group of energy surrounding Jupiter and this lucky year for love, matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative.
Mars won’t leave an adventurous part of your chart until 14th February and with Uranus here until 6th March, there is a strong sense of adventure and fun in the air, during the first two months of the year. The problem is that you will always start the year with the Sun in your work sector and with a solar eclipse here on 6th January, it appears that you have a battle on your hands.
However, apart from a lot of focus on work and job matters in the early weeks of the year, things will dial back. As first Mars, on 14th February and then Uranus on 6th March leave an adventurous part of your chart, they will both return to your career sector, kicking off major developments that will not only continue for the rest of this year, but for the next seven years.
By the time Jupiter returns to your work sector on 3rd December, the scene will be set to make 2020 the most powerful professional year in your lifetime. Yet no matter how busy things get this year, you have Jupiter in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart until 3rd December, policing a balance between work and play. Compared to other years, if a balance between work and play is your biggest challenge, then you get off lightly.
For good or bad, there was a lot of focus on your relationships last year, with Mars dominating things. Normally spending six weeks in your relationship sector every other year, Mars spent nearly six months here in 2018 and only left in November. With the North Node in Leo for all but the last nine days, this forced you to confront any balance issues between your personal and relationship needs.
Whatever challenges or opportunities this created, this year you will get to enjoy the benefits. While there is not a lot of focus on your relationships this year, with the main focus on matters of the heart and all things romantic, what there is should be special. It begins with the Sun’s return to your relationship sector on 20th January, throwing the solar spotlight on your relationships.
What follows will be a short period of activity that will be perfect for relationship building, taking everything Mars has exposed last year and reaping the benefits. Mercury’s return to your relationship sector from 24th January to 11th February will be a chance to ensure the communication lines are open, while Venus’ return from 2nd March to 27th March will create some of the best relationship weeks of the year.
Venus is the only planet that will return again before the year is out, with a double dip visit from 20th December 2019 to 14th January 2020. This makes the early months and final days of 2019 the best for relationship matters. On the romantic front, however, it is a very different story.
You begin the year with lucky Jupiter already in your romantic sector and not leaving until 3rd December, 2019 is officially your luckiest year for love and matters of the heart in over a decade. Yet while Jupiter has already been here for seven weeks before you move into the New Year, the most romantically charged weeks of his time here are still to come.
That happens when Venus returns from 8th January to 4th February, bringing the planets of love and luck together to create some of the most romantically charged weeks in over a decade. I would say that there are the most romantically charged weeks of 2019, except Venus will return for a second visit from 2nd November to 26th November.
In a year when you have luck and the love gods on your side from the get go, it is during Venus’ two visits that you will experience the full force of this. While Jupiter will leave on 3rd December, the love gods will continue to keep the romantic flame burning into the early weeks of 2020.
To begin with, 2019 is doing a good job of disguising itself as an ordinary professional year and even as a fairly low key and quiet year. However for you, ‘ordinary’ means that with Saturn and Pluto in your work sector, the wheels are always turning and there is always a need to show up.
Ordinary also means that you will begin the year with the Sun in your work sector, as will always be the case. This year you have the South Node on board as well and while for now, the impact has been minimal since its return in November, you’re about to find out what a game changer this has been. It is because the South Node is here and will be until May 2020, that the New Moon on 6th January will be no ordinary New Moon, rather a solar eclipse. It also means that the Full Moon here midyear will be no ordinary Full Moon, but a lunar eclipse on 17th July.
This is going to give work and job matters a jump start in the first week of this new professional year and with Mercury returning a day earlier, on 5th January, you will have your head in the game, ready to manage and ride the momentum this will create and the potential for unexpected new beginnings.
Both the Sun and Mercury will be gone by 24th January, but with Venus not returning until 4th February, it won’t be until then that the real implications will be felt. Venus will move through from 4th February to 2nd March and it is on her watch that the disguise is really blown off this year, with any pretence of being an ordinary professional year gone.
Yet everything that happens on the job front this year is preparation for lucky Jupiter’s return on 3rd December. Joining up with Saturn and Pluto, this will kick off your most powerful and auspicious year on the job front in decades, if ever.
An explosion of career potential starts with Mars’ return to your career sector on 15th February, just as Venus is exploiting your potential on the job front. This is Mars first visit in nearly two years, returning to fuel your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit and to fire things up on the career front.
A Full Moon in your income sector on 20th February will create the full package, turning February into a stunning month across the income, work and career fronts. Yet on 6th March, just four days after Venus leaves your work sector and while Mars is still in your career sector, Uranus returns. Unlike the six months Uranus spend in your career sector last year, once he returns he is here until 2026.
As Uranus reunites with Saturn and Pluto in your work sector it is game over, with the kind of forces never seen on the job and career fronts before now a near permanent fixture. The Sun, Venus and Mercury will all move through your career sector from 20th April to 9th June, lending their support to the powerful forces now in play. From this point on you will have continuous planetary activity in your career sector until 2026 and in your work sector until 2024.
While there is always an uneven story at play on the income and financial fronts, because this is a now familiar story, this is one that both income and money matters benefit from. That familiar story has the focus on money matters 365 days of every year.
With Neptune in your financial sector from 2012 to 2026, there isn’t a moment of any year that the focus is not on your financial situation and money matters. Yet because of that, you are playing a long game, there isn’t the urgency and it is something that ticks over in the background.
This year Neptune, the planet of dreams and fantasies comes into his own with Chiron, who has been here since 2010, finally leaving on 18th February. Chiron’s interest is more in learning and on laying old financial ghosts and demons to rest.
Chiron’s departure means that dreamy Neptune will be flying solo for the majority of this year and the majority of the next seven years. This will make it more about your financial dreams. This gets a boost from the get go, with Mars only just wrapping up a six week visit to your financial sector on New Year’s Day.
Mars might leave in the early hours of the year, but you begin the year with your financial passions and fighting spirit fuelled from the get go. There will be a lot of focus on money matters when the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through, which they will from 11th February to 21st April. This is the point in any year where money matters move from a big picture focus and back to the financial housekeeping that takes place at this time every year.
While money matters are on a slow burn and you are playing a long game, on the income front what you have is a short burst of planetary activity and then nothing for the rest of the year.
This might appear to favour money over income matters, but a short period of intense focus on income matters creates lucrative pockets that are likely to deliver quick results. Here things are on a fast burn. You will get your first taste of this during a Full Moon in your income sector on 20th February.
Falling halfway between the Sun’s last visit and the next, this is often a catalyst for unexpected income developments that have been building behind the scenes. As the only trigger at this time of year, this is something the money gods will seize on. What will be a real advantage is that Venus, the planet of money is in your work sector from 4th February to 2nd March. If anyone knows how to capitalise on a potentially lucrative Full Moon, Venus does.
After that, there is no more focus on income matters until Mars returns to shatter some glass ceilings from 18th August. This kicks off the most lucrative months of 2019, which run from 18th August to 4th November. The most lucrative periods within that period will be the first six weeks when Venus and Mars, the planets of money and war come together.