ARIES or Aries rising
This year, you end one eight-year cycle and begin another. The transcendent moments of epiphany that have come through you since 2011 now move into a deeper part of your personality and light up your sense of self in a whole new way. You may feel more authentically yourself than ever before. An exhilarating and destabilizing process is coming to a close, leaving you feeling a bit worn out, but also shiny and new.
It may be time to set aside that restless drive that has motivated you for so long. Instead, tune into something more ethereal and sensitive. In 2019, a tender part of you emerges that wasn’t there before. Your vulnerability begins to make it itself known in new ways. Embrace that squishy aspect of self. You need the healing that comes with it. This is Chiron, the Wounded Healer, entering Aries on Feb. 18 and staying through 2027 and Uranus the Great Awakener, leaving Aries on March 5, after a nine-year stay.
There are significant shifts coming in your career and your work-home life balance this year. The Capricorn-Cancer cycle of eclipses – Jan. 5, July 2 and July 16 and Dec. 25-26 —peel away the layers of your reputation and your ideas of home to restructure and make room for something more stable. You may be confronted with the need to release some aspect of your career, to free up more energy for yourself.
It’s time to embrace those changes. You’ve likely experienced a long period of shifts and even some losses in professional life. This year, you may finally be able to make sense of all that. The pieces may begin to settle into more recognizable form.
Don’t be surprised, though if this year, you consider new and innovate ways to earn your living. This is the beginning of Uranus in your 2nd house and by the time it’s through in 2027, your relationship to money will most certainly have evolved.
Throughout the year, especially in mid-January, mid-June and late September, you may be confronting your dreams, realizing you’ve achieved more than you expected. Maybe you find yourself asking “is that all there is?” Rather than succumb to overwhelm or melancholy, channel this energy into spiritual practice and self-compassion. Find ways to cultivate gratitude and give back to the world. Helping the needy could dispel any negativity around this process.
Through December 9, you may want to expand your horizons either through long distance travel or by going back to school. Esoteric subjects may be of particular interest to you. There’s a real emphasis on the search for meaning now as Jupiter transits through your 9th house of higher learning and spirituality. Stay open to new experiences and potential teachers from all walks of life. You may find yourself somewhere you never dreamed. Serendipity may lend a hand.
TAURUS or Taurus Rising
Your consciousness is levelling up. Your paradigms are shifting. Whatever ideas or expectations you once had about your abilities and your path being cast aside to make room for something entirely unexpected and wonderful. The status quo will only lead to frustration and disappointment. The limits that once held you back are being blasted apart. This is the planet Uranus transiting into your sign on March 6 for a seven-year stay.
You got a taste of this dynamism in May 2018. Now through 2026, you learn to master, integrate and expand this power. Innovate. Invite spontaneity. Embrace change. Revel in inspiration. Take time to ground. Then plug in to the Zeitgeist.
The soil that is your life is fertile and the air is ionized. The ideas coming through you now are the once-in-a- lifetime kind. Your false self will not survive this process. You have the momentum now to build lasting foundations, so long as you create an entirely new structure. You are the body electric in 2019.
Take life as it comes for the foreseeable future. For a fixed sign like you, this will feel jarring and destabilizing at times. It could also feel like a transcendent breakthrough as you experience more freedom to be yourself than you ever have in your life.
To track the energies of each month, we look at your chart ruler Venus and its transit through your chart. Professional rewards and accolades could come your way during in March. Get out and network during April and revisit your goals and dreams. By early May, you could be ready for a vacation as Venus moves into your 12th house of rest. You’ll be looking good and feeling good from mid-May through mid-June.
During July and August, you’ll be focused on socializing and getting together with family. Perhaps you feel a renewed sense of camaraderie with your relatives. Or you could be feathering your own nest. From Aug. 21-Sept. 14, you’ll be ready to have fun and get creative. Time with kids is especially rewarding now. Issues on the job and with your health are the focus from Sept. 14 through Oct. 8.
You’re beginning to see your life in an entirely new way, especially around this year’s Capricorn-Cancer cycle of eclipses Jan. 5, July 2, July 16 and Dec. 25-26. You could find yourself traveling internationally on the spur of the moment – or embracing a new culture. Paradigm shifts are de rigeur this year.
Goals and dreams may seem more achievable and if you’ve had issues with intimacy in the past, there’s tremendous support for healing them this year. One caution: don’t over commit your resources. Optimism and a strong desire to help your friends can get the best of you this year. You may spend as much as you earn during this time but have a lot of fun along the way.
GEMINI or Gemini Rising
A deep connection to the Divine is awakening in you this year. Your consciousness is ripe for expansion. Some hidden part of you is preparing to break through. It’s a bit unsettling, but there’s excitement in the anxiety. This is Uranus entering your 12th house through 2026. Ground that electricity into the immovable part of your soul. This can result in an alchemical release.
And yet, optimism abounds. Years of professional self-doubt are making way for renewed faith and healing. Partnerships are optimistic and prosperous to the point of idealization. But there’s enough pragmatism coming this year to balance it out.
You’re being asked to confront and release old fears of the unknown. This is next level transformation. Part of you has died and been reborn since 2008 thanks to Pluto. You’ve let go of so much. Now as Saturn joins Pluto in Capricorn this year, you refine and restructure this new aspect of self. The growth is magnified.
This year, your professional aspirations require surrender, particularly as your chart ruler Mercury retrogrades from March 5-23. It’s safe to let go and trust that you have what it takes. The long period of insecurity in this part of your life is over.
This year asks you to change your mind about yourself – for the better. Acknowledge the miracles you’ve made happen and the dreams you’ve realized since 2011. You may finally be able to confront your imposter syndrome. Now, clear out the old trauma still holding you back. Fill that vacant space with your integrity and strength.
Much of this work continues to be around intimacy this year. Being honest about them brings rewards that last. You’re building up your resources, both financially and psychologically. Don’t short change yourself during this process.
Like last year, Saturn is teaching you about give and take and what needs to be given to receive. Where does nurturing become co-dependence? Where does self-sacrifice end and self-worth begin? Money and love are totems of this puzzle and this year, you’ll be negotiating the exchange of both.
Consider your chart ruler, Mercury, the magician and messenger, as he retrogrades through the water signs this year. These become periods of epiphany and depth for you, particularly July 7- Aug. 1. The way you think about yourself is up for assessment then.
Your well-being is the focus from Oct. 31-Nov. 20. You’re clarifying the way you think about your health and casting off toxic habits and poisonous thoughts. You may be more aware of the power of your own mind during this time, the notion that you’re constantly creating your own reality. You are how you think.
Cancer or Cancer Rising
The time of accepting less than what you deserve is coming to an end. You are confronting what it means to allow others to burden you with their problems. You are discovering what it means to take responsibility for yourself. You must trust that you know the answers to this test. Quality is more important now than quantity. Discernment in relationship is key. Value and steady yourself, first. Then offer to others whatever wisdom comes of it. Release all who take more than they give. Release all the guilt and shame that rises up when you set boundaries. Embrace integrity in all that you do. Remember that you are enough. You are coming to a new understanding of yourself. You are recognizing what you need to be happy. Joy comes when you open yourself to new beliefs that have more meaning than what has come before. Even esoteric practices could inspire you. There’s magic in the mundane this year. Strength lies in your willingness to confront relationships that lack integrity. New and exciting friendships arrive like a bracing wind this year. Serendipity may land you in the right place at the right time, making your dreams come true. More to come…
LEO or Leo Rising
VIRGO or Virgo Rising
You are poised to change the way your express yourself. Being creative means something different to you now than it used to and you’re working out what needs to change. You have outgrown a whole lifetime of goals and dreams. Friendships may end suddenly as well. But there’s no need to find fault. You’re entering a new season and perhaps discovering a new tribe, too. There’s heightened romance and even over-idealization happening in your closest partnerships. At times, that may reach a crescendo of disillusionment that demands you reassess your own needs. You may access deeper parts of yourself now than you ever have in the past. Inspiration is more readily available this year. You invite depth and intuition into your process. Even your relationships are ready for review and revision. Try not to set rigid expectations. Instead, be open to the broader notion of personal growth. Consider this your soul evolution. Take a bird’s eye view of this cycle. You may find yourself awash in serendipity and moments of enlightenment. Resist the urge to categorize what comes. Let the meaning settle in its own time. It will integrate to the root of you more readily that way. More to come…
LIBRA or Libra Rising
SCORPIO or Scorpio Rising
You have gone to the depths of yourself and back again in the recent past. You’ve released people, places and things that you never thought you could let go. The work-home balance was turned upside down and inside out. But a profound sense of freedom supplanted much of the suffering. Rewards are forthcoming now as a result of your hard soul work. Now you move into a period of reclamation. You are creatively renewed and building a substantial foundation of ideas. Though stability is still elusive, excitement and serendipity abound. You may even find your partnerships infused with a romance and glamour you haven’t felt in decades. You’re being called to open yourself to new frontiers, to move beyond what is familiar and explore foreign territory. You are flush with cash and the confidence to spend it in ways that fuel your creative soul. You possess a certain clarity of thought and intention now that will focus your endeavors. The key is to temper that effort with tenderness. Too much rigidity inhibits creative flow. Trust yourself and your finely hones instincts and you’ll make your creative dreams a reality this year. More to come…
SAGITTARIUS or Sagittarius Rising
CAPRICORN or Capricorn Rising
The time has come to release key aspects of yourself that no longer serve your growth. You are maturing at a rapid pace this year, gathering wisdom as you go. This is an exhausting process and you may be feeling your age. But you must confront where you were wrong in order to move forward. You may need to go deep and revisit old wounds, the stuff of early childhood. This is how you cut away the confusion and clarify your sense of self. This is where you find your authentic self, vulnerable and unburdened by the mask of capability. This year you’re granted reprieve from striving so that you can heal and renew. You’re asked to reflect and awaken in phases, rather than all at once. No need to take on more than humanly possible. There will always be someone else’s needs to consider and manage, but this year you need to direct your effort toward finding a balance. By year’s end, you will be called upon to take the helm once again, to lead the troops and demonstrate your integrity. But for now, you must quiet yourself like the caterpillar entering the cocoon. You must liquify the old self to make room for the new, more vibrant you. More to come…
AQUARIUS or Aquarius Rising
PISCES or Pisces Rising
This is the year your gifts are finally recognized. The epiphanies and breakthroughs of the last 18 months have inspired new goals and dreams. You’ve expanded your paradigm and explored unchartered territory, bringing a renewed sense of purpose. This year, you broaden your reach even further. Your reputation is stellar and career opportunities are abundant. Clarify your aspirations so you can make the most of this moment and implement your vision. There’s an optimistic, ambitious energy supporting your projects now. At the same time, all this progress triggers old self-confidence issues. You may catch yourself revisiting old wounds around being good enough. Self-doubt is sometimes a necessary motivator in times of achievement like this. You’re waking up to a new way of being and it’s only natural to second-guess this kind of levelling up. The truth is that you can trust your instincts now. Open your heart to joy. Release the need to be all things to all people. More to come …