On 3rd December Jupiter will return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, joining forces with both Saturn and Pluto here, for the first and only time in our lifetime. This is something that will dominate 2020, but from the early days of this year, this is something you are already working towards.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in this fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and with Saturn and Pluto already here, this is something you need to take seriously from the get go. Just to get the message across, a solar eclipse here on 6th January should get your attention.
Matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative will get a further boost when first Mars returns to an adventurous part of your chart on 14th February and then Uranus on 6th March. While Mars is only here for six weeks, once Uranus returns the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected is here until 2026, playing a huge support role this year and especially in 2020.
Yet while Jupiter will become part of this wave on 3rd December, the planet of luck and expansion will spend the majority of 2019 in your home and family sector, making this an important year for home, family and/or property matters. This is not only where your luck lies in 2019, but where there is potential for growth. This is good news if you have or are thinking of starting a family or even a home based business.
In the meantime, after his retrograde phase last year, Mars is not slowing down this year, managing to touch as many areas of your chart and your life as possible. After leaving an adventurous part of your chart on 31st March, Mars will return to your career sector, where he will fire things up professionally.
The planets following behind him will help to capitalise on what he begins, between 31st March and 16th May. Yet best of all is the fact that Mars, who didn’t visit Virgo at all in 2018, will return from 18th August to 4th October. This means Mars will be in Virgo throughout the whole of your birthday month, firing up your passions and fighting spirit. All in all, there are few challenges this year but a lot to not only get excited about now but to look forward to in the closing weeks of this year and as you line up for 2020.
While romantic and relationship matters will both be vying for your attention from the get go, in terms of urgency in the very early hours of the year then it has to be your relationships. You start the year with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your relationship sector.
However, he will leave on New Year’s Day. Having spent the final six weeks of 2018 firing up your passions and fighting spirit, you will start the year with a good sense of what you’re fighting for. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this allows you to start the year with a sense of resolve, allowing you to make some authentic resolutions for the coming year.
It is not until Mercury, the planet of communication returns for an extended visit from 11th February to 17th April that the real mechanics of relationship building will begin. This gives you time to make January more about matters of the heart, with the two overlapping in February and March.
Every year will always begin and end with the Sun in your romantic sector, always has and always will. This makes it the norm to have the solar spotlight on matters of the heart and all things romantic during the first three weeks of 2019.
What is not the norm is the solar eclipse here on 6th January and the element of fate this brings into play. This is all due to the South Node’s return in November 2018, where it will keep the element of fate in play until leaving in May 2020.
This will also determine where this year’s eclipses will fall. As well as a solar eclipse on 6th January, there will be a lunar eclipse here on 17th July. Saturn’s return to your romantic sector in December 2017 has seen you put in a lot of work and effort, with the hard taskmaster of the cosmos demanding that you take responsibility for matters of the heart.
While Saturn will remain here all year, with the South Node here things get a little easier, with the element of fate now in play. You also get more than a little help from Venus, with the planet of love making not one, but two visits to your romantic sector this year.
The first is from 4th February to 2nd March and the second from 26th November to 20th December. Venus’ return to your romantic sector on 4th February, just a week before Mercury’s return to your relationship sector on 11th February is what turns February and March into the most auspicious months of the year on both the romantic and relationship fronts. However, with dreamy Neptune in your relationship sector until 2026, Saturn in your romantic sector until December 2020 and Pluto until 2024, there isn’t a moment of 2019 that the love and relationship gods aren’t active.
Things take a stunning turn on 3rd December when lucky Jupiter returns to your romantic sector to kick off your luckiest year for love in over a decade.
2019 is not a major professional year for you, in that there isn’t planetary activity on the job or career fronts all year and that suits you just fine. It was only in November that Mars wrapped up a nearly six month visit to your work sector and with a Full Moon on the career front at the end of November, you’ve had the thrust needed to bring your 2018 professional year home.
You begin the year with no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses and this is a huge advantage. This is a chance to catch your breath, get your bearings and even delay throwing yourself into this new professional year. As 2018 was such a busy year, even the professional gods are taking the first three weeks of the year easy.
There will only be a slight overlap of activity on the career and job fronts this year, allowing you to focus on each separately. To start with the focus is on your work situation and job matters, with the Sun returning to your work sector on 20th January, as he does at this time every year.
This is just over two months since Mars left, with work and job matters having had a chance to settle and play out, but with a firebreak that allows you to see the Sun’s return as a fresh start.
There isn’t a lot of planetary activity on the job front, with the Sun here from 20th January to 20th February, Mercury from 24th January to 11th February and Venus from 2nd March to 27th March. However, these will be some of the best weeks of the year for work and job matters, along with Venus’ second visit, from 20th December to 14th January 2020.
Now I hinted at an overlap between job and career matters. Held back by a retrograde phase last year Venus is late returning to your work sector and it is while she is still here that the first planetary activity on the career front will begin, with Juno’s return to your career sector on 11th February.
Juno is not a major player, but she made a short visit here last October, while Mars was in your work sector and Venus was in your income sector, both making extended visits. With two Full Moons in your income sector this year, one on 21st March and the second on 19th April, this will replicate some of the conditions in play on the income, work and career fronts last year.
Venus will leave your work sector on 27th March, wrapping up all planetary activity on the job front. However, it is just four days later that Mars will return to your career sector, taking what Juno has already started and firing things up. Just four days separate the end of a push on the job front and the start of this year’s planetary activity on the career front, which starts in earnest on 31st March and will then run through to 4th July. This is something that is normally months apart.
This is a financial year of two halves, which is often the case, with a lot of focus on money matters in the first half of the year and then the focus shifting to income matters in the second half. Yet this isn’t quite the year of two halves that it usually is. For with Uranus in your financial sector since 2010, even when income matters had their turn, which they always do in the final four months of each year, they had competition.
This year we have Uranus finally retiring, leaving your financial sector on 6th March and then not returning for another eight decades. This makes his final months more important and puts even more focus on money matters, but it means that when income matters get their turn there will be less competition. The money gods also have a trick up their sleeves to ensure income matters do get a turn in the early part of the year.
Mars’ return to your financial sector on New Year’s Day will see your financial passions and fighting spirit kick in within the early hours of the year. If you’ve made financial resolutions in the past and they fail to launch, you haven’t met this financial year yet. By the time Mars leaves on 15th February, you will be well on the way to taking your financial power back.
It is just a few weeks later that Uranus will leave on 6th March, allowing money matters to go quiet until the Sun returns on 21st March, turning the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters, as it does at this time every year. Yet with Uranus gone, a long term focus on money matters is over and this is a more ordinary annual update, one that will run through to 15th May.
It is during this period that the money gods on the income side of the fence will launch their assault. Without Uranus in your financial sector, a Full Moon in your income sector on 21st March, the same day the Sun returns to your financial sector, will get minimal push back. The money gods will like that so much they will do it again four weeks later, with a second Full Moon on the income front on 19th April.
With money matters having held more sway than income matters for years now, this is an attempt to balance the scales. This offers two opportunities for unexpected income developments. However, the most lucrative months of 2019 will run from 14th September to 19th November.
Without Uranus on the other side of the sky in your financial sector, there won’t be the push back or the need to balance this with money matters as a whole, as has been the case for years now. This creates a year where the focus is on money matters in the early months and on income matters later in the year, but income forces aren’t ready to completely stick to their own lanes, striking out with those two potentially lucrative Full Moons.