Happy New Year, stargazers! ✨ We kick off 2019 with the rocket fuel of 2 eclipses, the end of Uranus Retrograde, Mars shooting into its home sign of fiery Aries, and a number of high-pressure tests along the way.
Just moments after the countdown to the new year ends, the Sun aligns with our strict teacher planet Saturn, immediately showing us where hard work is needed to get on track with our long-term goals for this fresh, new year. While, on one hand, this can be disconcerting if you feel like you have an impossibly high mountain to climb to get where you want to be, it can also give you the focus and serious attitude needed to collect your belongings, take a deep breath, and take the first step.
One of the biggest headling events of this month is the oncoming Eclipse Season headed off by a 🌚 New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on the 5th and a second 🌝 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo on the 20th. When Eclipses enter the picture, things can happen quickly and unexpectedly as they portend major changes that are karmically induced to help us get on the path towards our greatest potential in life, while also suddenly removing obstacles or ways of living that are not allowing us to get there. 🌙
As you can already see, this certainly will not be a dull month! Mars moves into its home sign of Aries just in time for the New Year – which will give us all a huge boost to get going on the projects we’ve merely been dreaming about – while Uranus will be ending its annual retrograde on January 6th, which can suddenly make you feel like you have been hosed down and are no longer walking through mud on the quest to radically transform your life.
For most of January, the Sun is in ♑️ Capricorn, the sign of the ambitious planner. This energetic influence will be helping us get real about getting things done as we push ourselves to achieve and accomplish the real work that is needed to take us to the next level of our lives and careers. However, there are 3 big issues here. Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node of Past Karma – 3 of the skies toughest teachers – are also in Capricorn, and the Sun will cross over each of them, one by one, helping us see more clearly how we need to grow, evolve, and move forward from old patterns that have been keeping us stuck in the past.
How will these cosmic influences be affecting YOUR life & career specifically? Find out by reading your Career Scope for January below…
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ARIES / ARIES RISING
(March 21 – April 19)
This is such an action-packed month for you, Aries! Until January 19th, the Sun is moving through your Career Zone, giving you a head start on harnessing your talents, interests, and skills to make a bigger impact on the world in 2019. An extremely potent New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is the ultimate time to make a wish, set your intentions, and get clear on just how far you would like to go with your work this year. First, decide what your ideal career would look & feel like (if it could be any way you want!), believe in your vision fully, then, wait as the magic begins to unfold.
Meanwhile, your ruling planet Mars has finally awoken from its sleepy slumber as it moves out of dreamy Pisces (where it has been for the last 6 weeks) and into your sign – just as radical planet Uranus also ends its 5-month retrograde in your sign, too – giving you a boost of major energy to get going and take inspired action to ignite your passions and bring your next great creative endeavor to life! You may even feel like you have too much energy – so watch out for making over-the-top impulsive decisions without carefully planning things out first. Amping up your daily exercise routine can provide an outlet to let these vibrant vibes move through you without forcing you into moving too fast with your most exciting projects.
Just as the Sun moves out of your Career Zone, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will rise high above your zone of Fun & Creativity on January 20th. This can mark the culmination of a creative project you started 6 months ago while also asking you to let go of any creative ideas that have fallen short or did not end up building up quite enough steam to take flight in the past. Using this major time of release to let go of unmet expectations can help set you up to put more time & energy into the ideas with a greater “fun factor” which will inevitably give you the power to take your work even further.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
(April 20 – May 20)
A new year means a new chance to explore a whole new perspective! For most of this month, the Sun will be cruising through your zone of Education, Exploration & Self-Discovery, sparking your curiosity and possibly causing you to want to procrastinate – unless you build in time for yourself to learn more about interesting subjects that will keep you mentally stimulated. It’s an amazing time to plan a trip, enroll in a course, check out a fresh stack of books from the library, or look at how you can turn around and pass your expertise down to others. The New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is an incredibly lucky time to decide just how far you would like to expand your horizons this year. Who knows? Eclipses are so powerful, it may even happen faster than you expect!
Meanwhile, your ruling planet Venus will be making its way through your Business & Finance sector, asking you to find more ways to hold down the fort when it comes to your financial endeavors so you can have more freedom to follow your heart’s desires outside of work… without having to manage every single business deal while on the clock in real time. This is a very lucky year for you when it comes to money in general, but kicking it off by focusing on how you can capitalize on your efforts without having to do more to earn more (such as an exciting new passive income stream!) will free up more of your time to explore new perspectives that can make your work feel more fun & magical, too.
Later in the month, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will be erupting in your zone of Home, Family & Long-term Security. This can bring up a lack of security in your personal life that can shine a light on the things you are now meant to let go of in order to create the feeling of comfort you seek for yourself. Whether we’re talking about family issues, home issues, or feeling worried about how much savings you have to last you into the future, paying attention to the lessons that come up for you now will allow you to see what needs to change so that you can continue to grow.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
(May 21 – June 20)
As the new year rolls in, you’ve got money on your mind with the Sun moving through your zone of Business & Finance until January 19th. Taking the time to tally up how well you did in 2018 will help pave the way for new realizations on how you would like to better manage your money in 2019. How can you double or even triple your income without having to work extra to make it happen? The New Moon Solar Eclipse on January 5th is an especially powerful time to get clear on what your big number is that you’d like to aim for this year – even if you’re not yet sure how you’ll make it happen – and declare your intention to the universe. Eclipses are super-charged opportunities for growth and this one can catapult you into a whole new money reality if you’re ready for it!
An added bonus will come your way as Uranus ends its 5-month retrograde in your Community & Friendship sector the very next day on the 6th. This refreshing influence can help you gain traction in finding a way to serve others around you in your own unique way that helps you stand apart from your competition – therefore also adding to your bottom line! After all, it seems like the richest people in the world initially got that way from helping the most people. Even if you’re not in business for yourself, you may feel drawn to reach out and make new friends from outside of your normal social circle, thus giving you a reinvigorating perspective of the world in the process.
Closer to the end of the month, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will illuminate the sky in your zone of Social Networking. This is a good time to celebrate – but also re-evaluate – the connections you’ve made over the past 6 months to make sure they are still helping you move in the right direction for you. Surrounding yourself among the right movers & shakers within your field is so important for creating massive growth. Yet, Full Moon Eclipses are a major time of realizing what needs to be released to make way for even better opportunities to mix and mingle with more of the right people in the future.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
(June 21 – July 22)
As someone who naturally picks up on the feelings and emotions of those around you, it’s especially important that you surround yourself with people who either who have good vibes or are at least very appreciative when you are able to lend some of yours to them. With the Sun moving through your zone of Relationships & 1-on-1 work for most of January, this is a time to look around you and make sure there is an even give & take between you and the ones you long to protect, care for, and serve – whether we are talking about a romantic relationship, a business partnership, or the relationship you have with the people you deal closely with through your work. The New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is an immensely potent time to send your wishes out to the universe on how you would ideally like your partnerships to look and feel so that you feel properly supported for all that you do to support others, too!
Meanwhile, radical planet Uranus will be ending its long 5-month retrograde in your Career Zone on the 6th. If you’ve been waiting – or struggling – to take things to the next level in your career, this change of plans will bring a welcome burst of energy that will help you shake things up and press onward with a refreshing new perspective on how you can make an even bigger and more meaningful impact through your career and the magical work you were truly born to do all along.
A second eclipse will close out Eclipse Season on the 20th as a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse ignites your 2nd house of Values, Desires & Goal Setting next. While this can spell a major payday for some Cancers, it’s also an important time to look at where your lack of confidence may have been holding you back from receiving what you really want out of life. Releasing old fears can make way for the floodgates to open, allowing greater blessings to come your way in the future, most likely faster than you may have thought was even possible.
LEO / LEO RISING
(July 23 – August 22)
It’s a new year, and maybe it really is also time for a new you? As this year kicks off, the Sun is streaming through your 6th house of Daily Work & Wellness, asking you to arrange your 2019 schedule in a way that will both be supportive for you and for boosting up the work you want to do – while feeling the way you want to feel in the process. Let go of those long days of overworking and getting burnt out! Instead, aim to work out before work, prioritize your beauty sleep, and streamline your systems so you can give yourself more time to go for walks, keep your home or workspace straightened up, and prepare fresh, healthy snacks. The New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is a major time for envisioning how you would like your ideal day to go, so the universe can help you make it an everyday occurrence rather than something that feels more like a random enchanting unicorn sighting. 🦄
For the last 5 months, Uranus has unfortunately been stomping on your flow when it comes to stretching your mind in new directions. But now that it will be ending its annual retrograde in your zone of Education, Exploration & Self-Discovery on the 6th, you can become re-inspired to dive into some fresh new subjects, scope out new frontiers, or even be the one to step up and lead a class or perhaps write a book of your own. If that isn’t enough for you to get your ideas expanding in the right direction, Mars also zooms into this same area on the 1st to ignite an even bigger burst of inspiration!
Later in the month, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will be illuminating your sign. This is an incredibly powerful time for you to stare at yourself squarely in the mirror and look clearly at – and celebrate – the fabulous person you have become. At the same time, this is also a major moment for release. So, which old ways of being or doing are no longer suiting you? Cast off the masks of the past and allow yourself to be seen by others for the true you! You have amazing things to create this year, but you won’t be able to do it right if you’re still trying to cram your feet into an old pair of shoes.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
(August 23 – September 22)
Now that 2018 is over and you’ve taken out the lessons and blessings you’ve wanted to from the whole experience, why not allow yourself to kick back and live a little?! As the Sun moves through your zone of Fun & Creativity for most of this month, it’s a pretty good time to take yourself and your work a little less seriously and seek out more ways to make it fun. Ultimately, that is what is going to lead to the greatest success in the long run! The New Moon Solar Eclipse in your fellow Earth sign, Capricorn, on the 5th is calling you to set a powerful intention for creating the things you wish existed in the world, not just because it would make life better or easier, but also because it gives you a thrill.
The very next day, Uranus will end its long 5-month retrograde in your Business & Finance sector, as joined in that same area by action planet Mars. This winning combination of forces can help you break out of your rut and seek out new and exciting options to make your money work for you. Keep a notebook close by because an unexpected new product, offering, investment strategy, or promotional idea could reignite forward-moving momentum that can make for a far better than average first quarter!
Later, this year’s first Eclipse portal will close off with a momentous Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo and your zone of Mystical Pursuits on the 20th. While the insights you gain during this time could be illuminating and happily life-altering, this powerful eclipse can also bring about a spiritual wake-up call that can help you cast off limiting beliefs, unhealthy patterns, or unhelpful thought patterns that are keeping you from aligning your daily focus with the divine will of your Higher Self. What do you need to let go of so you can make 2019 as magical as you truly feel it is meant to be?
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
(September 23 – October 22)
Now that we’re entering into a new year, it’s time to prime your vibes by getting your space set up right. For most of this month, the Sun is shooting through your Home, Family & Long-term Security sector, causing you to get into total homebody mode as you clear out any clutter and create the optimal surroundings for bringing forth your best self (because chances are if your home, computer, car, or office is a mess, your mind will be too). The momentous New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is the best time to envision what your ideal home & family life would look and feel like because the universe will be ready to hear your wishes loud and clear!
Meanwhile, Uranus’ long 5-month retrograde ends in your 7th house of Relationships on the 6th. This extra burst of forward-moving motion could inspire you to shake the blah’s out of your closest relationships by allowing you to download some spontaneous ideas that will help you forge a deeper, more interesting connection with the people you care about and want to help support most. This goes for romantic endeavors or even clients, colleagues, and those you work closely with, too.
As we make our way toward the end of this first month of 2019, a second eclipse will be causing a stir in the sky and your zone of Community & Friendship on the 20th. This time, it’s also a Full Moon. While it can be an amazing time to throw a party and gather together with friends and new acquaintances, you may also come to see more clearly the issues you are in need of releasing when it comes to the company you keep and how you would personally prefer to offer your time, talents, and resources to the people you feel you can best serve.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
(October 23 – November 21)
2018 was a humongous year of growth for you, especially when it came to standing up as the leader of your own life and harnessing your inner power and urge for greater individuality to do more of the things you really want to do in life. Now it’s time to build upon all of that transformational work as 2019 kicks off with the Sun moving through your Social Networking sector until January 19th. This is a month to speak your mind, share your message, and put yourself in a position to brush shoulders with more like-minded people who can help you reach your next round of goals. The New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is particularly amazing for setting powerful intentions around how you’d like to amp things up with your social media presence and who you would most like to collaborate with or learn from this year.
A big whoosh of electric energy will be incoming starting on the 6th as Uranus Retrograde comes to an end in your zone of Daily Work & Wellness. If you’ve been wanting to switch things up with your work, renegotiate your schedule, or cultivate a radical self-care practice that allows you to perform at optimal levels in both your life & career (and feel amazing, too!), then this will be the time when it can feel like the floodgates have opened so you can make serious headway in getting some new routines and rituals set up in your favor.
The second eclipse of the month will mark the closing of the bi-yearly eclipse portal on the 20th with a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your 10th house of Career & Higher Calling. If you’ve managed to let some of your past fears around being seen or stepping up to make a bigger difference seep into your 2019 planning, this will be the ultimate time to release and let go of your limiting mindset and choose to see the sky as the only limit when it comes to how far you can really take things in your work – and through elevating your public image – when you choose to believe in the power of your magical imagination paired with your classic unrelenting ambition.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
(November 22 – December 21)
This is your year to make major waves in the world! But first, you’ll need to take a step back and decide what you really want to happen and how you want to feel along the way. The Sun is moving through your sister sign of Capricorn for most of January, lighting up your 2nd house of Values, Self-Worth & Goal Setting as you get to the bottom of what would make your heart sing the loudest to receive this year. Is it a certain amount of money? More opportunities for learning & travel? Meeting the love of your life? Whatever fires you up, the New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is an especially potent time to get clear on your desires and straight up tell the universe you have firmly decided you’re ready to receive it – even if you secretly gulp while wondering “how” in the world you’ll actually pull it off.
More good news is coming your way as Uranus Retrograde ends on the 6th – allowing any creative blocks or barriers to finding more fun in your work that you may have been experiencing to finally magically float away. Plus, Venus sashays into your sign on the 7th! Every 18 months, each of the signs gain the opportunity to be blessed by this goddess of love, money, and beauty, and it’s finally your sweet turn again. Others may become more attracted to your seemingly magnetic energy, making it an excellent time to promote your offerings or even – for single Sagittarians – to put yourself out more boldly into the dating scene.
As we get towards the end of this momentous first month of the year, a karmic Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will be capping off this eclipse season in your highly favored zone of Travel, Education, & Self-Discovery. While this can definitely bring the culmination of exciting new opportunities for growth and expansion, you may also want to take advantage of this potent time for releasing old curiosities or studies that are no longer piquing your interest so you can make more room in your life (and your brain) for the things that truly light you up and actually leave you craving more.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
(December 22 – January 19)
It’s your season, Capricorn, and there is a whole lot going on for you as we kick off this new year! First, the Sun is obviously moving through your sign until January 19th, shining a light on you and how you would most like to show up in the world if you could do or be anything you want. This is the ultimate time for allowing your superior planning skills to be put into play to create a solid structure that is going to allow you to build a ladder towards your dreamiest goals for 2019. The New Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 5th is an incredibly powerful time to declare yourself as the boss of your destiny and set clear intentions around how you would like to step into your power more and more over the next 6 months.
Then, both the Sun and Mercury will both be making extremely potent alignments with some of the heaviest hitting planets or points in the sky. We’ve got our strict teacher Saturn to contend with as the Sun comes into alignment with it on the 1st, forcing you to firm up your resolve as you set yourself up to become a more powerful leader of your life & career. Breakthrough planet Pluto also comes ever more clearly into the picture on the 11th, along with the mystical South Node of Past Karma on the 16th, both allowing you to see what you need to let go of and remove from your life (or mind) so you can truly take things to the next level without subconsciously sabotaging yourself along the way.
If that isn’t enough to set the start of your year ablaze, we still have a second eclipse to deal with on the 20th. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo will be illuminating your 8th house of Business & Finance, bringing about the culmination of the financial strategies you have been focusing on for the past 6 months. At the same time, you may suddenly see the flaws in your plans that have been holding you back from taking your money-making power even further so you can release the self-judgment and begin to chart a smarter path in the future.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
(January 20 – February 18)
While the rest of the world is cheering and celebrating the fresh start of a new year, you may actually be feeling the unexplainable need to retreat and go within for answers. Until January 19th, the Sun is trudging through your mystical 12th house of Spiritual Pursuits, causing you to slow down and question the bigger questions around where you’re heading next, and most importantly, why. This is actually quite a juicy period for your creativity to flow beneath the surface as you wrangle with your old worries and re-attune yourself to your most hopeful plans for the future. As it turns out, the New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is the ultimate time to set your intentions out into the universe so you can call in more opportunities to align yourself with a bigger purpose you feel good about as you head deeper into 2019!
Luckily, your ruling planet, Uranus, will be providing aid to you as it finally ends its annual retrograde in your Social Networking sector on the 6th. If you’ve been having trouble forging connections with the so-called gatekeepers who can help you take your life’s work to the next level, this frustrating slowdown will be coming to an end, giving you a fresh breath of optimism and confidence to reach out to more of the right people for encouragement, mentorship, and mutual support so you can finally make satisfying headway.
Later in the month, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will be making waves in your zone of Relationships & 1-on-1 work, bringing the give and take between you and others around you into closer view. While Full Moons can definitely bring a blessed time of manifesting the things you want in this area, it’s also a good idea to use this major opportunity for release to practice forgiveness where others have fallen short of your expectations or even let go of any notions you have around seeming weak for asking for help OR not being able to choose how you really want to – and how much you are willing to – provide support for others.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
(February 19 – March 20)
You may have lots of big dreams & goals for 2019, but this momentous first month of the year is an important time to check in with your community and make sure you are truly creating in alignment with their needs. As the Sun moves through your Community & Friendship sector until January 19th, it’s a good time to pay closer attention to what others are asking for and how you can be the one to serve them what they really want. Running a survey, doing a beta test, or even simply using your sensitive superpowers to put yourself in your ideal client or customers’ shoes will end up majorly paying off for you down the line, too. The extra potent New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 5th is the ultimate time to set powerful intentions around how you would like to grow and serve your audience on a greater level in the year ahead.
The very next day, Uranus grinds to a halt as it prepares to turn direct, ending its 5-month long retrograde mostly in your zone of Values, Self-Worth & Goal Setting. This may feel like a gift from the heavens as any roadblocks that have stood in your way of receiving more of the things you really want will suddenly seem to dissolve, allowing you to magnify your manifestation practice and see the results of your efforts happen so much more quickly.
And finally, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will be our last major headliner of this very big month. For you, it will be lighting up your 6th house of Daily Work & Wellness, allowing you to see how far you have come in arranging a schedule that supports you in doing all of the things you most want to do. At the same time, this is one of the most important times for releasing old ways of doing, being, and moving through your world that are no longer making you feel the way you want to feel. Say goodbye to bad habits or unhealthy addictions so you can live more of your life feeling like you’re fully in your healthy, inspiring zone of ‘flow’!