If your emotions run high, that’s because we have a Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo on January 20/January 21.
This Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo is truly unique for a number of reasons:
It’s a Total Eclipse, and total eclipses are the most powerful
It’s also a Supermoon, meaning the Moon is closer to the Earth than ever
This is the final eclipse on the Leo / Aquarius axis, ending the series of eclipses which started early 2017
It’s at 0° Leo, and 0° of a sign is very powerful, representing the quintessence of that sign. 0° of Leo is pure Leo energy!
The Total Lunar eclipse is visible throughout the North and South America and North-Western Europe, which means it will especially influence people living in these parts of the world.
This Leo Eclipse is a Lunar Eclipse, meaning the Earth is crossing between Sun and Moon, blocking the light of the Moon.
Unlike a Solar Eclipse, when the Moon overshadows the Sun, when we have a Lunar Eclipse, the Moon is overshadowed by the Earth. This means that at this Lunar Eclipse you are guided by the instincts of the Earth, and not by the light of the Sun. You will do what feels right to you, not what the Universe expects you to do.
Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo Is Square Uranus And Opposite Mercury
The Lunar Eclipse makes two major aspects, a square to Uranus and an opposition to Mercury.
Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and both planets deal with the mind and the intellect.
Because Uranus always brings change, expect to completely change a pattern of thinking or to rewire your brain in a way that will better serve you in the future. Something about your mindset has to change.
Don’t try to resist it! Mercury and Uranus are factual planets: look at the facts, take the feedback, and adjust. Time to see things from a different, unbiased perspective.
At the time of the eclipse, Venus is conjunct Jupiter, suggesting a positive outcome. Venus is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius. Whatever happens at the time of the Full Moon / Total Lunar eclipse will open new horizons and new possibilities for you (Sagittarius).
Eclipses Cycles: Metonic Cycles And Saros Cycles
Eclipses have two cycles, Metonic cycles, and Saros cycles. The Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo belongs to both a Metonic cycle and to a Saros cycle.
The Metonic cycles repeat every 19 years. The previous eclipses from the same Metonic cycle took place in January 2000 and January 1981.
An eclipse from the same Metonic cycle falls in the same sign and the same part of your chart. Try to remember what was going on in your life 19, or 38 years ago. Similar themes can come into focus. If for example 19 years ago you got a degree or a certification, you can expect something similar now. If 19 years ago you had troubles with your neighbors, this time you can also expect troubles with your neighbors.
The Saros cycles repeat every 18 years. The previous 2 eclipses from this Lunar Eclipse Saros family took place in January 2001 and December 1982.
Eclipses in the same Saros family share the same originating “mother eclipse”. Every 18 years, a Saros eclipse moves 10° along the zodiac, from the degree of the previous eclipse.
Unlike Metonic cycles, Saros cycles eclipses bring an element of change. The Saros eclipse will be connected with a theme that was prevalent in your life 19 years ago, or 38 years ago etc., but it will move it forward. If for example 19 years ago you quit your job, now you can respond to a job change in a different way: change your career, or decide to start a business.
Total Lunar Eclipse at 0° Leo
Leo is the king of the jungle. The Sun, Leo’s ruler, is the center of our solar system. All other planets revolve around the Sun. The key word for Leo is leadership.
This is not the leadership embraced by politicians or managers of big corporations. Managers of big corporations usually do what they’re told by the owners, or by the shareholders. Leo’s leadership has nothing to do with ‘doing what you’re told’, ‘fitting in’, ‘playing by the rules’ or ‘climbing the ladder’.
Leo’s leadership comes from the heart. Leo, just like the Sun, simply shines, and wants to be acknowledged and accepted as who he or she truly is.
The positive manifestation of Leo energy is assured self-confidence, competence, generosity and healthy pride. The negative manifestation of Leo turns pride into hubris. The desire to be acknowledged and accepted can become too forceful and dramatic. Leo’s desire to live from the heart can make them ignore the feedback they get from the environment.
The Sabian Symbol for the Leo Lunar Eclipse is “Blood Rushes to a Man’s Head as His Vital Energies Are Mobilized Under the Spur of Ambition.”
This metaphor beautifully encompasses the energy of 0° of Leo. It speaks about the divine power we can ignite when we fully put our heart into something. But the Sabian symbol also draws our attention to the danger of hubris.
What fuels your ambition?
Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo – The Final Act
Because this is a Lunar Eclipse, allow your earthly wisdom to take over this time. And because the Eclipse is square Uranus and opposite Mercury, open your mind to different points of view.
Because this is the last eclipse in Leo (at least in the next 17 years or so), this Eclipse will bring the resolution of all the other eclipses in Leo. This is the ‘final act’.
Ultimately, the Lunar Eclipse in Leo is your opportunity to heal your heart. This is your opportunity to transform pride into purpose, selfishness into generosity, and turn your creative fire into authentic self-expression.
This eclipse will especially impact you if one of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or one of the four angles (ascendant, IC, descendant or Midheaven) is at 0° to 2° of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio. Also, look at your natal chart for the house that contains Leo. This Lunar Eclipse will stir up events related to this house.
Do you want to learn more about the eclipses? If you haven’t done it yet, check out Astro Butterfly’s mini-course All About Eclipses
2019 will be more uplifting than 2018, thanks to Jupiter’s transit into its home sign Sagittarius, and also thanks to the fact that in 2019 we have much less retrograde activity than in 2018. And less retrograde = more flow, more action!
2019 is the year when the projects you started in 2018 will bear fruits. In 2018 both Venus and Mars have been retrograde, asking you to reflect on your past and renew for the future. Both Venus and Mars are ‘relationship planets’, and they describe not only how we interact with others, but also how we take action and fulfill our goals.
In 2019, Venus and Mars are in the middle of their cycle. That’s their Full Moon phase and it will take place between the 2nd half of August and the first week of September. This is when you can expect to see progress and achievements, especially in your relationships and in your creative projects.
In 2019, you will rebalance this and focus on building stronger emotional foundations, rather than working on yourself for the benefit of others.
South Node Conjunct Saturn And Pluto In Capricorn
Saturn and Pluto have been in Capricorn for a while now, but in 2019 we also have the South Node there, which will activate both Pluto and Saturn by conjunction.
Here are the ‘fatidic’ conjunction dates to be exact:
April 4th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Pluto at 23°Capricorn
April 30th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 20° Capricorn
July 4th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 17° Capricorn
Sept 28th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 13° Capricorn
The Saturn – South Node conjunction will last unusually long, and Saturn and South Node are very close to each other all summer because Saturn retrograde travels at a similar speed with the South Node.
If you have planets or angles in Capricorn or Cancer, this summer you will have a full experience of Saturn conjunct the South Node. But even if you are not a Capricorn or Cancer, or don’t have planets in Capricorn or Cancer, you will still feel the energy of this aspect somewhere in your chart.
Saturn In Capricorn Sextile Neptune In Pisces
Thankfully, except for June-July when Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Cancer make oppositions with the planets in Capricorn, we don’t have any other major challenging aspects to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node.
In fact, we have a beautiful sextile between Neptune in Pisces and the planets in Capricorn. Neptune and Saturn specifically are engaged in a year-long sextile.
The 3 exact dates for the Saturn-Neptune sextile are:
January 31, 2019 (Saturn at 14° Capricorn, Neptune at 14° Pisces)
June 18, 2019 (Saturn at 18° Capricorn, Neptune at 18° Pisces)
November 9, 2019 (Saturn at 16° Capricorn, Neptune at 16° Pisces)
Now we know we have a mix of challenging and supporting aspects to the planets in Capricorn, but what does this mean in practice?
What To Expect From 3 Planets In Capricorn
Capricorn is a very serious, structured sign. Capricorn rules authority and systems. Architecture is a good metaphor for the Capricorn energy. If you build a house, you need to have a vision for how the house will look, and then you need to design it in such a way that it has structural integrity, so it won’t break.
Whatever Capricorn builds, it builds to last. That’s why the financial, the educational, the political systems are all ruled by Capricorn. If you want a system of such a scale to work, you need to build it on solid foundations.
But what happens when a system becomes too solid, too unshakeable? It becomes rigid. The educational system is an example. For years we’ve been told we need to get a university degree, find a job, fit in, and that’s pretty much how the world used to work.
What about now? As a university student, you get a diploma but don’t necessarily learn the skills that will help you deal with today’s reality. Nowadays, if you rely only on the educational system, at graduation, you end up with a diploma, broke, having learned some outdated theory, and with 50-100K of student debt.
It’s clear that this system has outlived its usefulness. And the same goes with politics, health, corporations, the food industry, and so on.
Saturn, Pluto And South Node In Capricorn
What happens when we have 3 powerful planets (Pluto, Saturn and South Node) in Capricorn, the sign of structure and systems? Let’s take them one by one:
Pluto is the planet of what’s hidden beneath the surface of our consciousness. Pluto is the planet of transformation, and when properly embraced, grants infinite power. But in the process, Pluto destroys everything that’s obsolete or unnecessary.
Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008, when we had the big financial crisis. Pluto exposed the lack of integrity of our financial system. Pluto is the reason why inflation has been kept under relative control in most parts of the world, but this doesn’t mean Pluto doesn’t have more work to do. He does, and he will. Wait for the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January 2020!
Saturn is the natural ruler of Capricorn so Saturn and Capricorn share many things in common: structure, determination, hard work, responsibility. Saturn is the builder of the zodiac, and when in Capricorn, he likes to build even higher structures or fences.
The South Node, or the tail of the dragon, stands for karma, or for the ‘final result’. When we’re on our path, working on our North Node mission, then the South Node is the final outcome of our work.
But when we don’t feed the North Node, or fail to see the relationship between input (North Node) and output (South Node) then the South Node can come with sorrow, regret, and with an overarching feeling that we can’t escape our destiny.
When Pluto, Saturn, and the South Node come together in Capricorn we know that our financial, political, educational, and pretty much every system in place are up for a transformation.
Getting To The Core Of The Matter
Saturn builds, and Pluto destroys. South Node is the final outcome. Together, the 3 will be very careful about what they build, and what they destroy. Their work is not one of expansion, but of focus on what matters.
Will Saturn and Pluto break the existing systems, or on contrary, consolidate them? They will probably do both. This is not a Uranus transit, when everything is wiped out in one day, on a quest for radical change.
This is a slow, focused process. This is a call for minimalism.
How can we get to what really matters? How can we get to the guiding principles of structure, systems, and power? How can we build systems and structures that are still solid, but less prone to be corrupted by power?
The Saturn-Pluto-South Node conjunction will show us that it’s only the leaky foundation that will crumble, and that true power knows no destruction.
At the highest manifestation, this transit is an invitation to take full responsibility for your life, not necessarily by working harder or by playing by the rules, but by truly embracing the infinite power that lies inside you.
Become The CEO Of Your Own Life
This transit reminds me of a business owner who tried to find a CEO for his company for years and years, without success. In the end, he realized that it’s him who needs to become a CEO first. He needed to understand how a company works, what does it take to make it successful, before making someone else accountable. The lesson? Don’t outsource the CEO tasks, learn how to become a manager.
Instead of expecting the state, the politicians, the corporations to ‘make things work’, ask yourself: how can I become the CEO of my own life? How can I reclaim my power? How can I see that I already have what it takes to be who I am meant to be?
The South Node-Saturn-Pluto conjunction is our opportunity to release our Capricorn karma, and to unveil the mystery of what the purpose of power, systems, authority, and structures truly is. In 2019, you will find the quintessence of power, determination, and self-sufficiency
What Does The World Want From You?
In 2019, you will have the chance to release karma and programming that have been accumulating for generation after generation. You will finally have a breakthrough in what the world really wants from you (Capricorn).
“The court wants nothing from you. It receives you when you come, and it dismisses you when you go” – Franz Kafka, The Trial
If you haven’t read the book, “The Trial” is the story of Joseph K., an insurance official who is subjected to an unfair trial. At the time of his 30 birthday (a symbol for the Saturn return), K. is arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority.
The nature of his crime is revealed neither to him nor to the reader. He must defend himself against a charge about which he can’t get any information.
At the end of the book, K. is condemned to death, without knowing what crime he has committed. The book has become a symbol of the ordinary person’s struggle against an unreasoning and unreasonable authority.
At first glance, the book is all about the hopelessness of the individual against the corrupt power of the institutions (Saturn conjunct Pluto). The author of the book, Franz Kafka himself had the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in his natal chart and wrote the book at his own Saturn return, when again, transit Saturn was conjunct Pluto.
Yet, the line “The court wants nothing from you. It receives you when you come, and it dismisses you when you go” clarifies the deeper meaning of the book.
It’s not the society and its corruption that cause us harm, it’s our willingness to play along with the society’s rules and corruption, that causes all the suffering. Submitting to society’s corrupted ways is the biggest crime of them all.
K.’s trial is nothing else but the trial of his own conscience, speaking of his inability to access his inner power and to own his actions. His trial is self-inflicted.
Jupiter In Sagittarius – No Dream Is Too High
Now if all this Capricorn story sounds a bit too serious (it IS serious)… this doesn’t mean you will not have fun in 2019. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, you will have a lot of fun! There is one sector in your life that will definitely benefit from the optimistic and generous beams of Jupiter in Sagittarius.
So no worries, 2019 will be equally exciting! When Jupiter is at home, and when it makes contact with his friend Neptune (Neptune is now in Pisces, and both Jupiter and Neptune rule Pisces), everything becomes possible! Who said the sky’s the limit? In 2019, there’s no limit to Jupiter in Sagittarius’ arrows!
Uranus In Taurus – A New Kind Of Self-Worth
In March 2019, Uranus moves into Taurus, to stay there until 2026. Taurus is the most fixed and unmovable sign of the zodiac. Uranus is all about change and disruption.
The result? Uranus will change exactly that part of your identity which you believed will never change. Your values. Your principles. Your modus operandi.
By the end of this transit, you will no longer be the same person. Having money and possessions will no longer satisfy you. You will find a new kind of self-worth.
Chiron In Aries – Your Wound Is Your Gift
After a short preamble, Chiron moves back into Aries, and will stay there until 2027. Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer.
Chiron in Aries is our opportunity to heal the deepest wounds of them all, the wound of identity (Aries).
Deep inside, we all doubt that our existence matters. Chiron in Aries will show you that it’s you who decided to come into this world, and that you did it for a reason. You’ve made it here because you have a mission.
And that it’s ok to doubt your significance from time to time, because if you didn’t, you would stagnate. And we all grow, that’s just how life works.
2019 Eclipses In Cancer, Leo And Capricorn
As always, eclipses are when things are going to happen. In 2019 we have 5 eclipses:
January 6 – Partial South Node Solar Eclipse at 15° Capricorn
January 20 – Full Noth Node Lunar Eclipse at 0° Leo
July 2 – Total Solar Eclipse at 10° Cancer
July 16 – Partial Lunar Eclipse at 24° Capricorn
December 25 – Partial Solar Eclipse at 4° Capricorn
To see whether these eclipses will affect you directly, check if you have any planets or angles around any of these eclipse degrees. If you don’t have planets in Capricorn or Cancer, you will still feel the fateful influence of the eclipses in certain areas of your life (check where you have Cancer and Capricorn in your chart).
Mercury Retrograde In 2019
In 2019, Mercury goes retrograde through Water signs, this means that in 2019 it’s our feelings that will go under review.
1st retrograde: March 5 – March 28 (in Pisces)
2nd retrograde: July 8 – August 1st (in Leo/Cancer)
3rd retrograde: October 31 – November 20 (In Scorpio).
Unlike 2018, 2019 is “retrograde as usual”. No more Venus or Mars retrograde, like in 2018. It’s only Mercury and the slow-moving planets that go retrograde in 2019 (and they go retrograde every year, without exception) and this means that we have less retrograde activity than usual.
That’s great news: 2019 will be less about reviewing and learning from mistakes, and more about implementation! If in 2018 you had reasons to slow down, in 2019, no more excuses.
You Have The Power
Yes, June and July will be challenging months, and yes, the Capricorn area of your chart might not be easy to navigate. But with a beautiful Jupiter in Sagittarius, with a supportive Saturn-Neptune sextile, and with no more major retrogrades, you can expect pretty much smooth sailing!
Don’t let anyone stop you from fulfilling your highest dreams, because no one, and nothing can stop you, really. In 2019, you are the CEO of your own life.
On January 11, 2019, Sun is conjunct Pluto at 20° Capricorn.
Sun is your identity, it’s who you are. Identity at its source is pure spirit, pure consciousness, but in our reality, your identity is the physical body you identify with.
Pluto is the dark, mysterious planet that everyone fears, everyone talks about, but no one can quite get a grasp of. Pluto is the planet of the inconvenient truth. Pluto’s truth will initially alienate you, but then it will set you free.
Pluto is the last planet in our solar system, it’s the ‘final frontier’ of reality as we know it. Pluto’s orbit is very eccentric and inclined. Pluto doesn’t orbit within the same plane as the rest of the Solar System.
Metaphorically, this means that Pluto is the force that pulls our identity (the Self) to transcend itself.
What about Capricorn?
Capricorn, ruled by Saturn and the Midheaven, is a symbol for what the society expects us to become. It’s the highest point in the sky, our highest recognition.
At one extreme, we take this society ideal too seriously, and we lose ourselves along the way. At the other extreme, we refuse to get feedback and adjust, in the name of “staying true to ourselves”.
Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn will show you where you refuse to see the truth of who you are (Sun) either because you try too hard to fit in the society, or on the contrary, because you refuse to grow up.
Sun conjunct Pluto will ask you to face the truth of who you really are. This process can stir fears, as Pluto or Hades is the King of the Underworld after all.
The Underworld is not an evil place where you suffer and pay your dues. It can be however if you resist it.
If you let go of the fear, the Underworld is a place of incredible riches and wisdom. It’s where we get access to layers and layers of information and deep knowledge that are simply not accessible under the bright light of the Sun.
We need to regularly get in touch with this place of essence and deep wisdom, that is Pluto. January 11, 2019, is that day of the year.
The Illusion Of Identity
The biggest pain of our human condition is the illusion of identity.
Clinging to our ‘identity’ means we refuse to engage with the world. We are afraid that as a result of this engagement, this ‘image’ of ourselves we carefully crafted year after year, will collapse. And who wants to feel inauthentic? Who wants to feel like a fraud?
“That’s not who I am” – you will say. “I want to stay true to myself”. But staying true to yourself is the biggest lie you were ever told.
If you want to stay “true” to yourself, and NOT change, you basically refuse to engage with the world and let yourself be changed by it. The refusal to engage with the world means isolation. Means alienation.
Do you really want to be separated from the world? Do you really want to be alone?
Because this is what you’re doing when you cling to your identity, when you cling to your ego. You separate yourself from the world. By separating yourself from the world, you believe you’re preserving your structural integrity, your identity.
But the only reality in life is change.
You are not the person you were yesterday. And tomorrow you will not be the person you are today. Clinging to a static identity keeps you trapped inside your inner bubble.
Let’s say you identify yourself as an artist. Because your identification is strong, you expect evidence from the outside world. And when you don’t get it, you suffer. “Why does no one understand me? Why does no one see and appreciate me? Why does no one like my photos?”.
The less evidence you get, the harder you try to get it. You get a certification. You create more and more art. You get yourself published in a magazine and then share the article with the world as supreme evidence that they are wrong.
What if there is something else going on? If the world doesn’t acknowledge you as an artist, it’s perhaps because you’re no longer an artist. Yes, you used to be a magnificent artist. And perhaps, you will get back in touch with the creative flame again in the future. But right now, you’re no longer an artist. The more you try to get evidence for something that doesn’t exist, the more you will suffer.
Pluto is the deep knowing that the Self is an illusion and that the real nature of existence is continuous transformation, continuous transcendence. Every single moment is change and transformation.
And to us, change means death. The fear of death is stored in every cell of our body and helps us keep the integrity of the ego. This fear or death serves a very important role in our survival, but it also limits us.
What would you do if you knew with certainty that there is no such thing as ‘death’, but only ‘transformation’?
Pluto at its core is not fear of death, it’s fear of immortality. More exactly, it is the fear of the transformative quality that comes along with our immortal nature.
Sun Conjunct Pluto – Who Are You?
Look at yourself in the mirror.
Do you identify with that person? With what other people say about you? Do you identify yourself with their words, with their expectations?
What’s your profession? Do you identify yourself with it?
Who wrote the narrative of your identity? Is it you, or society (Capricorn)? Is this the real you, or an image carefully crafted, year after year, to fit into a social ideal?
The ‘real’ you doesn’t exist, so don’t waste time and energy trying to find it, or play by its obsolete rules.
The more you cling to a static concept of identity, the more you suffer.
The more you find yourself, the more you drift away from the ideas you were brainwashed into believing (Capricorn).
When you accept that your identity is an illusion, then transcendence becomes a condition of your life.
Sun conjunct Pluto will remind you that you are ever-evolving. You can be anyone, you can be everywhere and nowhere. You can go back into your past and rewrite your memories. You can go into the future and reverse engineer your present.
When you transcend the fear of transformation, anything becomes possible.
2019 couldn’t have started on a more dynamic tone. With 2 Eclipses, 5 planets changing signs and Uranus stationing direct, January 2019 will be a month to remember.
Let’s get straight to the point:
January 1st, 2019 – Mars Enters Aries
On January 1st, 2019 Mars enters Aries, which means Mars is at 0° Aries, the first degree of the zodiac. And Mars is the planet of action! We couldn’t have had more ‘new beginning’ energy for January 1st even if we tried.
January 2nd, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Saturn
The perfect ‘New Years Resolutions’ transits only just start on the January the 1st. The next day, on January 2nd, 2019, Sun is conjunct Saturn at 11° Capricorn. Capricorn and Saturn are both serious, driven, and ambitious. This is a time to reflect on your progress, to do a reality check and make some serious commitments for 2019.
Jupiter and Sagittarius are about vision setting, and Saturn and Capricorn are about taking responsibility for the vision and putting in the actual work to fulfill it. Because in 2019 both Jupiter and Saturn are in their home signs, we have the perfect balance of strategy and vision (Jupiter) and resilience and commitment (Saturn). Go for it (Jupiter in Sagittarius) and then just do it (Saturn in Capricorn).
January 5th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Capricorn
Mercury finally moves out of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. Mercury becomes organized, focused and goal-oriented in Capricorn, and so will your mind. You will finally get the clarity you need to understand what you need to do to achieve your goals.
January 6th, 2019 – New Moon And Solar Eclipse In Capricorn
On January 6th we have a Solar Eclipse at 15° Capricorn. This Solar Eclipse is truly a powerhouse because it is conjunct Saturn and Pluto!
And as if that was not enough, Uranus turns direct on the same day! Expect a complete paradigm shift. Something that seemed impossible can finally become a possibility. The Solar Eclipse will show you that anything you direct your ambition towards, you can achieve.
January 7th, 2019 – Venus Enters Sagittarius
On January 7th, 2019, Venus is finally out of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. Phew! Venus entered Scorpio on September 10, 2018 – can you believe it? Venus normally spends around 1 month in a sign, but because Venus has been retrograde, we had a much longer Venus in Scorpio transit.
The energy is finally changing as Venus enters optimistic Sagittarius. Your optimism levels will rise, and as a result, you will just feel better! Sagittarius is a very spiritual sign, so in the next 4 weeks, you will find more joy and fulfillment in spiritual practices. Cheers to Venus in Sagittarius!
January 11th, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Pluto
On January 11, 2019, Sun is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. If Sun reigns over the visible world, Pluto reigns over the underworld.
Sun conjunct Pluto represents the Complete Being who has been to ‘heaven’ (Sun), has been to ‘hell’ (Pluto), and has understood the cycles of life and death.
During this transit you can have some breakthroughs about the deeper truth of your existence. Don’t fear Pluto! Look at the Underworld not as a place of pain and suffering, but as a place of great wisdom and resourcefulness. If you don’t try to resist Pluto, you can open yourself to the great riches of this transit.
January 13th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Saturn
On January 13th, 2019, Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 12° Capricorn. When the intellect (Mercury) and the order (Saturn) come together in the sign of ambition (Capricorn), nothing can stop you!
The key to achieving great things in life is FOCUS, and Mercury conjunct Saturn will help you remove unnecessary distractions so you can focus on what matters.
January 14th, 2019 – Jupiter Square Neptune
On January 14, 2019, Jupiter is square Neptune. The square is at 14° Sagittarius (Jupiter) and 14° Pisces. This is the first square in a series of three and will present you with a ‘problem’.
At the time of the 2nd square (June 2019), you will be presented with an alternative solution, and by the time of the 3rd and final square (September 2019) you will be changed by the experience and integrate a new approach to what Jupiter and Neptune mean for you.
Both Jupiter and Neptune stand for spirituality, but while Jupiter is about what we believe to be true because this is how it has always been (Jupiter rules social customs and religion), Neptune is about spirituality without frontiers.
Jupiter square Neptune will challenge all the beliefs that are outdated, so you can open yourself to new beliefs – beliefs that better reflect the truth of who you’ve become.
January 20h, 2019 – Sun Enters Aquarius
On January 20th, 2019, Sun enters Aquarius. Happy birthday to all Aquarius out there and welcome to the Aquarius season! In the coming month, we will all become a little bit more Aquarian than usual. Freedom becomes more important to you, and you’re likely to become more open-minded to new ways of doing things.
January 21st, 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo
On January 21st, 2019, we have the 2nd Eclipse of the Month, this time a Lunar Eclipse. The Lunar Eclipse is at 0° Leo and it’s literally the last eclipse of the Leo-Aquarius Eclipse season. 0° is a very powerful degree because it represents the pure energy of the sign. Therefore, this eclipse is very Leo-like!
Which house in your natal chart is ruled by Leo? In that respective area of your chart, you can expect a culmination of everything that happened in your life during the Leo-Aquarius Eclipse cycle, that started in February 2017.
January 22nd, 2019 – Venus Conjunct Jupiter
On January 22nd, 2019, Venus is conjunct Jupiter at 16° Sagittarius. Venus and Jupiter are the most beneficial planets in astrology, and when they meet, great things happen. We have a Venus-Jupiter conjunction every year, but this year the conjunction is especially beneficial because Jupiter is in domicile in Sagittarius.
Jupiter will boost Venus’ qualities. And as you know, Venus is connected with the good things in life. You will especially benefit from this conjunction if you have Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius or Pisces Ascendant or if you have planets or angles around 16° Sagittarius. Make sure you mark your calendar!
January 24th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Aquarius
On January 24th, 2019, after a speed ride in Capricorn, Mercury enters Aquarius, one of its favorite signs. Mercury, also known as the messenger of Gods, comes in on feather-like wings to brings us messages we should really listen to.
Aquarius is an Air sign, and Mercury loves air signs because Mercury and Air share the same qualities: communication, awareness, curiosity, and objectivity. The coming 3 weeks are great for any activities that involve the intellect: learning, absorbing information, reading, social networking, getting in contact with other people, or doing group activities.
January 29th, 2019 Sun Conjunct Mercury
On January 29th, 2019, Sun and Mercury meet at 9° Aquarius. We are in the middle of the current Mercury cycle. This is the superior Sun-Mercury conjunction and it has the qualities of a Full Moon. This means that Sun conjunct Mercury will bring to fruition what you started at the time of the inferior Sun-Mercury conjunction, on November 27th, 2018.