The big news in February is Chiron's move into Aries at the end of the month.
Chiron, known as the "wounded healer" in astrology, signals how we integrate ourselves on this Earthly realm. Chiron tells us that, yes, being human is hard, but now let's see why it's hard and how you can integrate it. Chiron moving into Aries is the awakening of how we can see the things we have been in denial about and how we as individuals can project and insert our energies that allows for the adjustment of the changes happening in the world. In other words: life is damn hard sometimes, but we need to see it head on before we can move on!
Aries and Aries Rising
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January is an explosive month! 2019 has some huge things going on astrologically, which will either push or pull you in ways that are unexpected. There is a partial lunar eclipse happening this month. Lunar eclipses channel the closure of things and where that is, depends on your Sun sign. Take note of your rising sign as this affects your monthly horoscope as well.
What you do during this month will truly give roots to what happens to you in the summer.
Starting in mid to late December, we started to see major expansion shifts while Jupiter, the planet of abundance and generosity, did a little tap dance through our charts. Now that the new year is here and the effects of Jupiter are more integrated with our lives, we will see even more potentials for growth, learning, and joy. But along with the positive expansions of Jupiter, there will also be some negative push backs from important planetary transits. This can either be the push you need to get up and go, or a reason to stay in your comfort zone. Get ready my lovely sisters! We are off to a great start in the new year!
ARIES & ARIES RISING
Your momentum keeps going at the start of the new year as you seek opportunities to connect with others in a more meaningful and emotional way. This is not just a one-way street though – as others will be attracted to you too as your vibes project out into your surroundings.
Pack your bags Aries! Travel might be the biggest theme for you starting January 7th. Although this travel bug might not end up with you going on your "dream trip", any excuse to get out of your normal routine will do your psyche good. Keep your ears perked for travel opportunities, such as a friend who invites you on a trip or maybe a last-minute chance to visit family.
Any travel during January and early February will result in increasing your opportunities for mind-expanding situations, which will greatly enhance your life going forward.
Has your boss been getting on your nerves lately? Planetary transits are encouraging you to confront your superiors this month. Yet, even though you are feeling quite empowered to confront authority, that doesn't mean you should! Calm your emotions and use your power to instead create a killer life plan to better your productivity or make a well-thought out plan to approach your boss for a raise.
Towards the end of the month is a great time to slow down a bit and spend more time with your friends who may have been feeling left behind as you attack your career and travel plans with wild abandon. In the coming months, you will experience even more of a desire to slow things down and connect with loved ones. This will be very good for your mental health, as you find that your nerves get to take a break while you take a breather.
TAURUS & TAURUS RISING
The beginning of the year might start off with some interesting conversations with those closest to you. The issues that are most important to you may be areas of contention with your loved ones as you voice your opinions and values more than usual this January. Your emotions will be in for a wild ride as you may quickly go from love to hate and back again.
The battles you fight this month will give rise to many revelations about yourself and your closest loved-ones, leading you to make some tough decisions that will create ripple effects in the direction of your life.
Your natural caution may normally cause you to stick to a safe zone in your career. But starting at the end of January, when the Sun and Mercury activate your house of career and reputation, you will feel a push to stand out from the crowd. This spotlight will make your colleagues aware of you as well and you may find your coworkers seeking you out for advice or collaborations. But this is an area where you will need to use your natural restraint and watch for those who are more in it for their own advancement rather than mutual progress.
You're in the mood to dig out secrets in January. And if you are married or in a partnership, you will be urging your partner to dish out any secrets and then later, wanting to psychologically sort them out. This will end in a compromise though as you are simply seeking ways to dig deeper into your own true values and ideals. January 7th also marks a time when Venus enters your house of intimacy and joins resources. You will be looking for ways in which you can find a deeper meaning and security with your partner. And if you are not in a relationship, January marks a time when you will be looking for a serious relationship. Be careful that you don't jump into something just because it "looks good on paper" though. Venus transiting in this house means that your fear of being alone or not having enough security may cause you to choose a situation out of fear instead of love.
We all have our days when we are feeling like we're not exactly up for the challenges that come our way. But for you, my dear Taurean, it is a little more cray cray than usual in your environment and love life. Start out the new year with a new routine that will help ease your mental struggles. You may just realize some things can't change and simply need a little adjustment.
GEMINI & GEMINI RISING
It's going to be a profound month for you Gemini! The solar eclipse of January 6th activates your 8th house of intimacy and emotional depth, causing your typical light-hearted nature to take a deep dive into your emotional well and seek out the things that matter the most to you. This transit will also mark a time when these tendencies will be projected onto those closest to you and you may be in the midst of a true financial crisis with an emotional twist. In another twist, you could be called out for not paying your part fairly in a relationship.
The Sun will conjunct the Moon in your 8th house of finances this month, creating an aura of secrecy that will go even deeper at the end of January. Issues revolving around your own security especially come to the forefront. You may find yourself trying to hide something (either consciously or unconsciously) from yourself and others. So be sure to pay close attention to all of your finances and get your bills in order! On a more positive note, it is a wonderful time to look deeper within yourself and discover parts of your psyche that you may have been in denial about. You can use the month of January to seek out a therapist or spiritual counselor to help you dig even deeper.
As Venus hits your 7th house (house of partnerships and marriage), you will either feel the enthusiasm for a partnership that will get more serious (such as marriage) or the feeling that your needs do not match that of your partner and you may feel the need to move on. Either way, this is the moment of truth for you and your relationships.
You are seeing things for what they really are and are no longer willing to live in denial or with things that you have compromised too much about in your relationships.
Your patience will be seriously challenged at work starting this month. All the maturity and skill that you have gained through the years will serve you well as you are able to shoulder more responsibility during January. If you are new at work, this will be a time to overcome the hurdles coming your way so that you can make it to the finish line. Even the littlest things may get on your nerves and because of your new or entry position, you will get blamed and knocked around. Keep on swimming to the surface though, my love! You will see the sunlight again and this too will pass.
CANCER & CANCER RISING
Come spring, you'll be singing "Here Comes The Sun". But for now, clouds are gathering and everything in your life seems to be challenged in little ways, adding up to big consequences. But don't lose hope! Ask for some advice from your elders or someone who is more "seasoned" in the area of life that you need help in. You may just find that tried and true advice is the best way to move forward at this time.
During the first half of the month, Venus will continue to travel through your house of love and marriage.
You'll be feelin' the love in a big way and seduction will come easily for you. But just remember where to aim Cupid's arrow, for you may find yourself in a situation that is unwarranted or not returned in like!
If you are in a relationship, this is a fantastic time to bring up issues that have been bothering you for a while. I know you though my sweet Cancer! You are more likely to hide away those feelings and instead go straight to the physical intimacy to ride through any emotional pain. But denial breeds resentment and your partner will definitely be feeling it big time. So go ahead and put on the seduction – but remember to voice those things that matter the most to you too!
Mars is in your house of career and socio-professional reputation. This will make you feel ready to go and get things done. Your ambition runs high as you aim for that promotion. But just as in previous months, you'll want to be calculated on how you go about attaining that promotion. Chillax a little more and remember your values and responsibilities. You may find this month that Mars is pushing you (again) to rethink what you really want out of your career! Are you in your position because it's safe and cozy? Are you afraid to take out the red pen on your life and make some changes? Ride the wave from last month and take a chance on making lasting changes for the better.
LEO & LEO RISING
The eclipse happens in your 6th house of work and health-related matters this month Leo. At the beginning of the month, you will be starting to feel this big time and will want to set strong intentions when it comes to changing your health and work matters for the long run.
For you this month, Leo, the planets of Saturn and Jupiter will play important roles in the way that you create and work. With Jupiter in your play sector, you will find yourself wanting to let go with abandon and let yourself go. But with Saturn playing bad cop in your work sector, you will sure know when to say "enough" and get back to work! As the saying goes, "Work hard so you can play hard!"
The beginning of the year is usually pretty hectic for you overall as the Sun always travels through your work and health sector for the first three weeks of the year.
But now with the eclipse happening here on the 6th, you will be feeling antsy for some real changes. And remember that side hustle I mentioned that you might be doing in December? Well, January marks a time for you when that side hustle just might start to become a full-time gig. If you need ways to figure out how to do this, you are in a perfect state of mind to contact a life or career coach to put a marketing plan together. As Mercury enters through your 6th house of work at the beginning of the month, you will want to get all of your things in order. Sometimes that may mean physically organizing your surroundings.
Mars' Aries warrior energy is going through your 9th house of higher learning and travel from New Year's Eve until the beginning of February. Mars in Aries signals a time for confrontation and a rush of energy. With Uranus also here during this month, this will be a time for you to really fight for what you believe in. There may be fights with others about your education or in what you believe in. It would be good this month to do some inner reflection about what you believe in and what you want to do in your life.
VIRGO & VIRGO RISING
Your 5th house of play, children, art, and all the fun stuff is getting quite a lot of attention this month Virgo! Mercury, the planet of communication, is entering the 5th house and open discussions are going to be your thing this month. And for you, this is a happy time where you will be writing, talking, and feeling the verbal vibes in a big way.
With the eclipse also happening in this house during the beginning of the month, you will be learning how to create boundaries when it comes to….well….boundaries! When do you say "no"? What do you reorganize to make things smoother for yourself? And if you are a typical Virgo type, you will enjoy this reorganization and re-establishing of your own limits and what you want to achieve.
And this isn't just a passing phase for you. This reorganization and boundary-making will stick with you for at least a year, so make it true and make it last.
Mars will be transiting from the 7th house in Pisces to your 8th in Aries this month. This power combo will be a very positive transit for you. Words, which are typically your strong suit, may have been jumbled up recently for you making you super frustrated. With this transit into the 8th of Aries, you will feel your power emerge and your words and style of energy will be powerfully emitted through positive reinforcement.
This also marks a time when a sudden and unexpected surprise in the form of finances and deep family issues may emerge. Traditionally, this means an inheritance. What this may mean in contemporary times is an interest in learning about all of the shadows of your family roots. It's a great time to delve deeply into DNA testing and geneaology. Also, with Venus and Jupiter close by in the next house, you may be feeling the desire to visit with family members and reconcile any problems that may be there. Time to let go of any grudges and forgive and forget!
LIBRA & LIBRA RISING
The eclipse happens in your house of your private life this month fellow Librans. Family and living situations may feel a little constricted during January. But with Saturn, the planet of structure, also transiting here, you will find the discipline and strength that you need in order to move to a new place or start a new project at home.
Everything that needs to be adjusted and let go of will come up through the month.
Now that Mars is in Aries in your sign's home house (7th house), you will be feeling the passion and power of all things that deal with your relationships. But with passion also comes conflict. The warrior in you will want to fight with your loved ones over things that have needed to be recognized for a long time. On the other hand, you may be finding yourself fighting over trivial things that don't matter in the long-run. So, choose your battles well this month Libra!
Mars will put more energy into relationships, but Uranus, the planet of unraveling and insight, will also be there in your relationship sector. What this means for you is that when you are dealing with relationship patterns and battles, you will want to ask yourself, "Hey, does this really matter to me and us? Or is it just a passing phase?" Use its power wisely while Mars transits through this house this month.
The full moon in Leo will have you taking a look at your past lessons when it comes to your community and friend life. Did a friend recently decide to leave your friendship? Friend breakups can be hard, but for Libras, it is devastating. No matter how much of a strong front you put on, deep down you know that you hurt when anyone decides to leave your company. This is a great time to take notice of your part in this scenario. As they say, it takes two to tango. This month is a great time for you to reflect on your own vices and clear up any habits that may have been impeding your relationships.
SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING
Your finances and communication are spotlighted this month, Scorpio. For many of you, the events and circumstances that have been going on for you for the last year with your finances and communication will come to a head this January. All the plans that you have been on the fence about will have some clarity on at the beginning of the year. You'll be wanting to get right to the point with nearly everything this month and into the coming spring.
The question you must ask yourself is how do you want to come across into the world? The way that we communicate our lives into the world largely makes us into who we are. You are laying the seeds for the future and as summer comes into focus and some very important transits transpire, you will see the fruits of your labors come into play in a big way. The way that you communicate your needs and your expression towards others will greatly influence how you yourself form in your psyche in the coming months.
Institute changes now in order to have them grow to fruition come summer.
Mars energy is in Aries is in your 6th house of work and health this month. You'll want to take on things powerfully and passionately when it comes to your health and work. Again though, with Capricorn energy working up in your 3rd house, you will want to create a steady source of energy that will sustain you for a longer period of time.
The lunar eclipse in Leo will be in your 10th house this month. The respect and validation you have been seeking will come to your world come the first week in January. Over the past 6 months, you have been yearning for some recognition and maybe a promotion at work. This month is the make or break time for this culmination of events. You will have the backing of Mars and Saturn helping you to voice your needs. If you don't get your promotion or recognition that you desire, take it as a sign that perhaps you need to move onto another career or position.
SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING
Talk about your finances! Well…literally you will be talking about your finances starting this month. This will be a productive month for understanding and clearing up any financial hurdles that you may have been experiencing during the last few months during the retrograde of Mercury. The new moon in your second house is the start of your money matters coming to a head; whereas starting this summer, it will be about other people's money. So be sure to have a good handle on your own mula before the bill collectors come knocking on your door.
Since 2011, there have been radical changes in the way you see creativity, relationships, and children. Uranus being in the 5th house amps up new ways of seeing this area of your life. You may have been thinking of how you personally view relationships, or perhaps getting into an artistic endeavor.
Mars coming into this house this month gives you more energy and time to put into your hobbies and things that make you happy.
On the 7th of January, Venus moves into Sagittarius along with Jupiter. It creates a dynamic duo in your 12th house of things of the past and "hidden things". This combo of planets, which can be seen with the naked eye in the sky, will help you in understanding how your body and soul interact and in the actual creation of self-expression. Your aesthetic of Venus here might be the impetus you need to do a total body/mind makeover. Look to integrated medicine and health and healing seminars and workshops for clues as to how you'd like to transform.
The new moon in eclipse will give you the impetus you need to change yourself towards wisdom versus knowledge and how to know the difference.
CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING
Happy Birthday Capricorn! The eclipse at the beginning of the month happens in your first house, Miss Capricorn. The first house is the house of the self, which means that you will be feeling this eclipse so intimately that you may not even be able to see it clearly. Saturn has been in your first house for a while now making you want to put up a "work in progress" sign right on your forehead. But what is that exactly? The eclipse here will allow you to stand back a little to see what you need actually need to work on.
Things that need to be let go of will come into clear focus, allowing you to take down the construction signs on your soul.
Another interplay here is how you see yourself when you are alone and how you see yourself when you are with others. An opening sequence of events will take place starting this year, which will be lasting for the next few years. Are you a different person when you are around others? Do you find yourself censoring your words when around certain people? This is a time to really analyze on your truth and how you want to be seen in the world.
Venus comes into the 12th house of secrets and mysticism for you. And in Sagittarius no less. This has a lot to do with learning something new and delving into things and situations that you may have been afraid of going into. If you have been searching for a spiritual ground to stand on, this will be your time to explore your values and spiritual meaning in your life.
The eclipse for you happens in the 8th house of the occult and inheritance. There will be a sense of closure when it comes to intimacy issues, other people's money, and intense physical issues. Traditionally, this is a time when health issues are illuminated and a once undiagnosed problem might finally become very clear and taken care of.
AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING
The first weekend of January will be intense for you! There will be a lot of issues that deal with hidden and cross-purposes. You will want to be sure that you are feeling "at home" when things come out of the closet. There will be a lot of inner reflection and things coming slightly undone before they can be sorted out. This is a great time to create a sacred space in your home where you can meditate and pray.
Closure is key this month. Things that appear out of nowhere and make you feel uncomfortable are necessary in order for you to take a close look at it and ask yourself if you want to keep it in your space (metaphorically or literally).
You will be assessing where you put your energy this month. I find that the water bearer symbolism of your sign is a great image to envision this month; you are always pouring out your generous spirit. You are always the one that people go to for help. You are no stranger to helping out the best you can. But this month, you are feeling the urge to pump the brakes and learn where you really want to give your energy. Mars and Venus energy is teaching you to moderate your growth and energy levels.
A heightened sense of your friends come to the forefront this month as Venus travels through your house of friends and community. You will have the desire to seek out even more friends during this month. Don't isolate yourself this month! Take courage and go out and meet people. This month you may find "your peeps" who will stand the test of time.
The lunar eclipse happens in your house of marriage and relationships this month. This is a connecting to the one-on-one value for you. This is the completion of events that has been coming into an accumulation over the last few months. You'll be seeing the outcome of the energy that you have put into this part of your life. Whereas Venus is forcing you to go out and make new friends, the lunar eclipse is telling you to distinguish and discern who your true friends and partner is for you.
PISCES & PISCES RISING
Over the past year, you have been feeling a little shaky about your friends and relationships. You may have been hanging onto certain friendships with the hopes that you will be able to get over huge hurdles. But come late January, you will have clarity about who you can trust; and if those you are hanging with are still serving you or if you need to let them go. By the last week of January, you will have a much clearer idea of how these friendship and relationships are affecting you. Pisces is all-encompassing and just wants "everyone to get along". But at what cost to you?
Allow yourself some discernment and let go of relationships that are not allowing you to grow.
Your career and reputation will take a positive focus for you in January. This could deal with starting a career or with retirement. Either way, you may find that your mind drifts back to your career and reputation over and over again.
The lunar eclipse will be happening in your health, every day matters, and work issues section of your chart. There will be a finalization of events as it deals with health matters. This energy will bring into focus what you want to spend your days doing. Do you need to reinvest in yourself in some way in order to feel more at home in your skin?
You might even find yourself wanting to change something drastic about your physical and personal life, such as a physical part of yourself or your daily habits. If you have been struggling with any kind of addiction (shopping, love, sex, drugs, alcohol…anything done in excess), January will be a perfect time to step into a new program or counseling program and bring it to a close once and for all.
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Have you been met with miscommunication, unexpected travel delays, issues with technology, unaccounted for events - or a general feeling of being overwhelmed lately? Blame it on the retrograde. Mercury retrograde was back in full effect as of mid-November, and wreaked the most havoc in the signs Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Virgo.
Luckily for us, the third and final Mercury retrograde of this year is on its way out as of December 6th, and with its exit, makes room for the positive vibes from the lovely planet Jupiter to enter. Jupiter will be in its own sign of Sagittarius for the first time in 12 years and it will be influencing all of us in very good ways. Most of us will be ending the year with a bang and setting ourselves up for success in the year to come. Thus, the theme of the month is clarity.
Check out how by clicking through the gallery and learning what the month has in store for your zodiac sun sign:
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Scorpio season is in full effect, and with it, is a new moon in Scorpio kicking the month off on November 7.
Although new moons signify and symbolize new beginnings, the Scorpio's influence lends to this newness a state of confusion as well. Nevertheless, as we enter this new month and new season, accept that sometimes the hardest thing about beginning again is to actually start. So as you release, cultivate, and manifest, understand that a big theme of this month is the mantra "let go and let flow." Read on to learn what else November has in store for each sign.
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