General Predictions for January 2019

Crystal Oracle Affirmations of the month for all 4 Elements:

For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: Rhodochrosite. I find joy and blessings in my relationships by practicing compassion.

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn: Ruby. I let go of past disappointments and open my heart to Love.

For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: Selenite. I find a state of peace and balance through quieting my mind.

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: Citrine. My fear based financial concerns no longer hold power as I use my God given creativity.

The first Partial Solar Eclipse of 2019 takes place during the very first week on January 5th, smack in the middle of Capricorn. That means the Cardinal signs better get ready for some expected and unexpected changes. 

The operative degree is 15:25, but I would also extend it a few degrees back and forward: let’s say 12-18 degrees of Capricorn (1st House/self) 
Cancer (7th House relationships/ partnerships)
Libra (10th House career/reputation) 
And Aries (4th House home/mother/vehicles) 

Here are some Solar birthdays, but I’d also look carefully at your Ascendant, Moon and perhaps Venus, Mars and Mercury placements. 

January 2-8
April 2-8
July 4-10
October 5-15

The influences of the Fixed Star Vega are activated. Vega, one of the brightest Northern Stars, is associated with good omens, especially for creative endeavors and Big business.

On the positive side, Vega offers charity, kindness, harmony and idealism. Vega rules musicians and actors. It can also bring you business success, influence or receiving money though long-term investments, including pensions.

In the shadow, meaning the New Moon, Vega can bring on critical attitudes, pretentious or insincere friends, public disgrace, unpopularity and trouble with the written word. (I’d be careful with anything you put on paper until July.)

The Sun/Moon conjunction, meaning the Eclipse, involves Saturn and Pluto. I’d wait until next week to set those New Year’s resolutions. This Dark Moon is all about a reflective energy and is not suited for jumping the gun; however, making plans now brings a good deal of success in the next 6 months. 

In terms of health, this is a weakening influence. Be careful with your knees, especially the right one.
A lovely Neptune sextile softens Saturn, meaning starting projects in the area of spirituality, creativity and art are particularly blessed. While Saturn and Pluto are all about serious business, Neptune is about making our dreams a reality and being of service to others. I think this is a positive development. If you’ve been looking to find or build your dream home, make your moves during this 6 months long Eclipse cycle.

This eclipse will be most active in East Asia, Europe and Australia.

Even before the eclipse, we will have to deal with a somber, back to work Saturn/Sun meeting on January 2nd. Sometimes we are not quite ready to clean up or return to the daily grind. Just take small steps and don’t push yourself too hard just because the calendar says a New Year.

Be careful with your immune system and stay warm. If you can take a day off to rest, that would be helpful.

Uranus, the Universal Rebel, the big Disruptor, will move direct on January 6th. Uranus’s forward movement will take time, so it will not reach Taurus until March. I’ll have a lot more to say about the upcoming 7 year transit in the near future. All I can say now is since Taurus rules security, financial institutions and land, we must prepare for disruptions.

The week of January 7th can make our head spin; of course if you like a good roller coaster ride, you’ll enjoy the energy. Above all, stay grounded in the areas of love and finances.

Venus will leave Scorpio and enter adventurous and learning, loving Sagittarius. Have fun, but don’t over invest your heart or your wallet.

On Tuesday, be careful with irritability and rushing about when Mercury in Capricorn squares off with Mars in Aries. Drive slowly and be patient!

On Friday, a problem solving conjunction between the Sun and Pluto offers a chance for transformation, especially of a psychological type. Change your attitude and you may just change your reality!

And we’re not done yet… On Sunday, January 13th, Jupiter will square off with Neptune for the first of the three aspects this year. Let’s review: Jupiter expands everything it touches. Neptune likes to wear Rose colored glasses and only sees what it wants to see. You can see how that could be a dodgy combo. 
Will this square affect everyone? Probably not, but if you have planets along the 12-16 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo and Gemini, I’d be careful with taking on more than you can handle or seeing things that are simply not there. Of course, if today is your birthday, that advice goes double.

Do you like drama? The following week of January 14th loves it. 

This is a Super Moon/Lunar Eclipse week. But that will not take place until Sunday. The energy between Monday and Thursday is conducive to creative communications, balanced activities, organizing, clearing, reaching out and focusing on your own plans.

Friday, January 18th is a busy day. The chatty Gemini Moon is overactive; a sex seeking Mars trines romantically playful Venus along the Aries/Sagittarius axis. Mercury conjuncts deeply profound Pluto in somber, practically oriented Capricorn and the Sun squares off Uranus. Wow!

Lasting healing becomes a real possibility when the Sun sextiles Chiron. What will be healed? Our bodies, our hearts, our finances or our very psyche? That would depend on your house placements.

Here comes the Super Moon Eclipse in 0 degree of Leo. O degrees are always sensitive. If you have planets a few degrees before or after in 0 degrees of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus: this is your eclipse. Lunar degrees are always about illumination and endings. This one is pretty nerve wrecking since it involves opposition to a Mercury and Uranus square. Stay calm and prepare for uncertainty and miscommunications; otherwise you may experience chaos. Please avoid travel if possible. On the positive side, this transit is associated with courageous action and confidence.

Additionally, the Eclipse will take place just as the Tropical Sun exits Capricorn and enters Aquarius and Venus squares Neptune. The places highlighted include North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more clues, you may want to look at your Natal or Progressed houses with 0 degree Fixed axis, concentrating on Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius.

The energy will linger into the beginning of the following week. On Monday, January 21st, a tense Mars/Saturn square can boil over into conflicts, especially due to frustration. This is an ideal time for physical activity. If you can’t take a boxing class, at least do something like clean house. 

The very next day, Sagittarius, Leo, Aries, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius could get lucky as Venus comes together with lucky Jupiter.

Yet another positive aspect, this time a trine between energetic Mars and optimistic Jupiter helps to overcome issues through increasing our self-confidence and positive action. The Fire and Air signs benefit. If you are an intuitive type, you will like Mercury’s movement into Aquarius. Be aware, though, Aquarius is a Fixed sign, so do not expect easy going negotiations for the next few weeks.

The last 4 days in January are busy with Scorpio-ruled matters. This is a great time to start a new health regimen, especially one involving detoxification and illumination.

On Tuesday the 29th, Aquarius, Libra and Gemini should take advantage of a forthcoming and clever Sun/Mercury conjunction. Stay flexible and you will win! Finally, a long awaited Saturn/Neptune sextile signals an opportunity to actualize dreams. After all, Saturn is associated with the here and now, the material, the tangible and Neptune is the ruler of the ethereal, yet unformed reality. The Earth and Water signs gain momentum, especially Capricorn and Pisces.

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