January 1, 2019
HOROSCOPES | JANUARY 2019
By Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings
2019 kicks off on a serious and motivated note. After the retrogrades in 2018, this is our cosmic push forward. On January 1st, the Sun conjuncts Saturn and Mars is at 0 degrees Aries. Mars in Aries is ready to initiate new experiences. Choose your commitments wisely and with integrity. In the Northern Hemisphere, Winter is an internal season. Now is not the time to force ideas into bloom. Rather, it’s a time to begin building the structures and laying the groundwork for your ideas to grow and develop in the coming months. Parse out your goals for the new year between the ones you think you “should” have and those that are truly yours to tend.
January 5th begins #EclipseSeason with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn. It serves as a reminder that it takes courage to turn the pages of your past and begin writing the next chapter of your life.
This Eclipse Season offers a threshold.
With the strong influence of stern Saturn and intense Pluto, January brings with it unique pressure to evolve. You cannot hide from your truth. Spiraling around Saturn’s rings and excavating Pluto’s depths can be challenging. Yet, when you churn fears and self-doubt into discipline and focus, the results are super rewarding.
Between the New and Full Moon Eclipses, the Sun in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto on January 11th, amping up the Capricorn intensity. Pluto exposes power dynamics and brings subconscious patterns into consciousness. The Jupiter-Neptune square, playing out over 2019, is exact on January 13th. This presents a time to reconcile between ideals and reality. Surrender and rest when things feel unclear to allow space for spiritual understanding to come through.
On January 20th, the Sun moves into paradigm-shifting Aquarius, making way for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo on January 21st. This Eclipse brings closure to the Leo-Aquarius series of Eclipses that began in early 2017, and continues to stoke the theme of change. Rather than resist, allow this Full Moon to liberate you from what stands in the way of your growth.
How to balance all of the Capricorn energy this month? It’s with Cancerian care. The North Node, our collective focus, is in the sign of Cancer. Cancer is softness, hydration, nourishment, and self-care. Cancer is the emotional energy that waters the seeds of our hopes and dreams. Cancer is a reminder to infuse your goals with healing. Energize all you do this month, and this year, with proper rest, care, and quality connections.
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Transition, Initiation, Movement
It’s time to let go of the reins that have been holding you back. Turning away from difficult situations will help you step into the more positive/energized space needed to fuel your goals this year. During this transition, know that your power comes from being an initiator, and acting on instinct. What moves is your gut telling you to make? Believing in yourself & backing it all up with hard work is the key to your success this month.
Change, Potential, Contemplation
Change is approaching, and you can feel it. There’s a lot of potential here. Spend some time alone so that you can reflect on which opportunities are the best ones to pursue. Taking time to ground is a good thing- you’ll need to build up your inner and spiritual strength to approach the changes ahead with a clear perspective. There’s no need to stall once you know something is right.
Perspective, Vision, Magic
It’s time to check in and clarify your goals. You’ve grown a lot already. Now, consider what you can do to open yourself to even more opportunities. Cultivate foresight through exploring the variety of ways things could play out. Assess and learn from your prior challenges, so you can be prepared ahead of time. View any perceived setbacks as blessings in disguise, or stepping stones on your path. Your future is bright, Gemini, because you are. Remember your magic & stay connected to your commitment to turning dreams into realities.
Communication, Accountability, Self-Care
Even though you’re craving down time, don’t avoid your responsibilities this month. Work at a steady pace, with time for self-care, and you’ll see results. When it comes to relationships, take accountability for your role in their dynamics. This will lead to successes this month. Rather than hold on to what’s in the past, tune into what’s in front of you. Understand and tend to your own feeling first. Then, you can relate to others with the clarity needed to make the shifts you want to make.
Intuition, Presence, Listening
When you practice presence & humility, intuitive messages are readily available to you. Allow the idea of potential to permeate your life right now. Endings are doorways to new beginnings. Focus on taking your creative spark & work on grounding it into reality. Allow your emotions to shine through in whatever you pursue. This isn’t about comparing yourself to others, or even sharing your ideas until you are ready. Follow what energizes you this month.
Structure, Discipline, Completion
Don’t resist change, Virgo. Rather than allow yourself to stay “stuck”, take matters into your hands by taking action. It’s time to let go of limiting beliefs and establish a new, more empowered mindset. Counter the challenging self-talk & perfectionism by making plans and routines that help you work methodically toward your goals. Remember to take moments to step back and appreciate your accomplishments and all of the blessings in your life.
Re-Alignment, Rest, Insight
It’s difficult not to be influenced by other people’s actions and opinions. Yet, in order for you to be in alignment with what you’re needing and saying “yes” to right now, take the time to rest & sort things out yourself. Get in touch with your truth and inner knowing. Meditation and visualization can help lead you toward creative insights. Utilize spiritual assistance through tarot cards, for example, to feel out your next steps forward. Trust your own wisdom. The beauty & answers you need are within you.
Reciprocity, Movement, Release
You’ve put in the work to explore your emotions. It’s time to communicate and embody the truths you’ve arrived at. Sometimes, after we’ve experienced something difficult, it can be hard to trust that things can be good. You are learning to let go of unhealthy attachments and expectations in order to make way for something more fulfilling. Be aware of where there is prosperity flowing into your life and practice openness to both giving & receiving.
Purpose, Passion, Resources
At the beginning of 2019, reassess your priorities to decide where it is you want to focus. You have the energy behind you now to achieve some of the dreams and aspirations you’ve had for quite some time. Don’t let yourself get distracted with too many new ideas. Stay concentrated on what’s true for you. The initial energy of new ventures isn’t enough to sustain them. Focus and discipline are necessary, too. This is a good time to explore your relationship to money & resources, as well.
Strength, Wisdom, Mastery
The vulnerability behind having aspirations & ambitions isn’t always acknowledged. You may feel protective over the things you care about. Yet, now you have all the ingredients you need to succeed- strength, wisdom, and determination. Knowing you can rely on yourself can bring a sense of calm, but it must be balanced with compassion & understanding of where others are at. That way, you can achieve greater balance in your relationships.
Patience, Spirituality, Inner Guidance
Don’t let others define success for you. Instead, decide what success means for you, personally. Base your priorities around your values this month. Keep what you cherish close, and you’ll find yourself feeling more secure regardless of external events. Practice patience and humility. Do some soul searching to get in touch with your inner knowing, and it will guide you in the right direction. Stay true to your own path and you’ll find a flow that facilitates joy for you and those around you.
Mystery, Decisions, Expansion
Sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone to explore new horizons. You have the choice to stick with what you know or expand into the new opportunities that are at your fingertips. Creating a clear plan will help you move forward with more ease. Find moments of stillness to help you get in touch with your intuition and facilitate the sense of flow and trust you need to believe in your own growth.