2019 starts with a bang, with a Solar Eclipse on the 5th (Capricorn 15’), signaling a massive new awakening or beginning for everyone. Capricorn, an ambitious sign, looks ahead and wants to build an empire, and the Sun in Capricorn brings focus to how we build our lives and create and manifest our futures. The Solar Eclipse in Capricorn makes this an excellent time to set our intentions or make resolutions that affect our career, or areas of responsibility. This eclipse will be directly connected to the events that will take place July 16, 2019, so initiate all your big plans for the year now to see them bear fruit by then. The Universe is giving you an open door — take it!
More good news this month – on January 6th all the planets are direct for the first time in over six months! In 2018, we were riddled with retrogrades and constant revisions. Roadblocks would hit us, and we’d be left to try to understand how to overcome them or leave the situations entirely. Retrogrades begin again March 5th, so make sure to make your biggest initiations now. Start relationships. Sign on new jobs. Launch a diet plan. Begin a new art project. With all the planets singing in harmony, we have an opportunity to see rapid growth rather than have hiccups. Dance on into your plans because they’re going to go well!
On January 20th, the Sun moves into Aquarius, bringing a more communal and expanded perspective, activated by the Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse on the same day! This eclipse is directly connected to the situations and actions that you took around August 11th, 2018, so check out how your original sparks have ignited into a wildfire. With this being a Super Full Moon, you’ll be seeing breakthroughs and culminations, especially with it being in fiery Leo. Over the last two years, we’ve had consistent eclipses in Leo, so you will likely notice a huge trend ending now that began back in the 2016. Be at peace with it, celebrate it, and know that you are finally growing into the next stage in this area of your life.
The month ends with a beneficial blending of energy between Venus, Mars and Jupiter. This would be a blessed time for romance, art, or money – but feel free to take a chance here because this will likely bring forth more pleasure and happiness in your life. This is a perfect time to initiate something that you want to “win” – whether that be in career, relationships, business, or planning. This sparkling harmony combines the best energies of these planets to help manifest success and well-being as you grow your intentions in the season of New Year's Resolutions! Make sure to use this time well because you will have the stars on your side.
January will be one of the best months of the year, and with so much light in the sky, you will not only be able to start the year on a great note, but also have time to play. Create the life you want and make sure that you always have time for the things that make you happiest. Your dreams can come true.
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Kyle Thomas is a writer, producer, and lyricist living in Los Angeles. Astrology has always inspired him and he is a great believer in using the Universe to manifest the life you've always dreamt of.
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