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.