Sun Signs for January ’19
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in January. The emphasis this month is on the signs Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Aries. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Scorpio transforms, Sagittarius seeks, Capricorn plans, Aquarius knows, and Aries acts. Mars is in Aries this month and shows that active Martial energy is strong in us and in the world. Mars will square various bodies in Capricorn, so it is wise to have a plan for dealing with frustration. And toward late month, Mars joins Uranus & brings unexpectded activiity. The best preparation is to be positive and constructively active. Venus in week 1 is in Scorpio. This shows us to be intense in love. Mercury until the 4th and Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 are in Sagittarius. We are more upbeat and seeking. Jupiter is now in Sagittarius and will stay until Dec. of 2019. In attitude and philosophy, we leave the intensity of Scorpio and soak up the optimism and faith of Jupiter and Sagittarius. Due to a square of Jupiter and Neptune, we should avoid extremes and exaggeration. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury from the 4th to week 4 are in Capricorn. This sets our mind to our public life, and setting goals for its improvement. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 are in Aquarius and help us focus on people and ideas. Uranus is back in fire sign, Aries until March of ’19 when it goes back into earth sign, Taurus. When it went form Aries to Taurus in May, we had Kiluea. Let’s see if anything happens as Uranus changes sign again. While it is in Aries, those with late placements in Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, should expect the unexpected, the opening of new vistas, and the need to seek the reliable in all things. Saturn is in its own sign, Capricorn. It stays through 2020, and becomes very strong. Saturn here is about being practical and realistic. It represents setting and achieving goals and is climbing the mountain of accomplishment. Capricorns, Taurus, and Virgos should become more practical. Capricorns, Aries, Cancer, and Libra need to get rest, avoid overwork, and remember to seek joy. Saturn is approaching Pluto. Oy Vey! We should be a bit cautious to avoid loss because this is rather extreme. There will be realilty checks.
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on the afternoon of the 4th, the 5th, and the 6th is a new start in public image. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo happens on the 21st and 22nd. This is about power, so, using power well helps with the effects. Under eclipses, it is good to find something special to do and to be a bit cautious.
(Please note changes in the sky around election time. There was a New Moon showing a new start. Uranus changing sign on election day showed change. It was also moving backward. Uranus represents progressives. Saturn representing Democrats, is strong in Capricorn. And Jupiter changed sign 2 days after the election and showed more change. Jupiter will be strong when it goes into Sagittarius. Jupiter represents the Republicans. Jupiter showed more engagement with other planets than Saturn. And what happened? The Democrats took the house. The Republicans increased their lead in the Senate; we think! Jupiter is strong in Sagittarius but a square from Mars was causing some temporary trouble through early Dec.; this was the Broward County election controversey, and the Arizona and Georgia close election results issue.)
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Aries on the 12th, 13th, and morning of the 14th, and in Scorpio on the 27th and the 28th.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship. The U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem under a Taurus new moon, a new start. Uranus in Taurus for 7 years starting in March, will bring unusual events to Israel.
The Pluto Uranus square is over. It made the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you heard about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas, the floods and fires in Ca. In ’17, and the hurricanes of ’17, this was one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represented among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife. This long term square ended at mid-May. P.S. The square may still have some punch since Uranus is back in Aries from Nov. until March. I say this because of the ongoing turmoil. Or was the recent Uranus/Mars square the culprit?
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 1, 2, 3, 7, am 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24 ( somewhat), 28, 29, 30, & 31. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. It’s very important to harmonize your career and reputation. But also, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Uranus is back in your sign from Nov. ’18 until March ’19. Expect to see new vistas, the unexpected, & need to value the reliable. This is mostly for those late in the sign. Mars joins Uranus in your sign this month and adds to this. Expect energy & drive to increase. And watch stress, conflict, and impulse. Mercury until the 4th and Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 trine you from Sagittarius and bring support. Jupiter trines you from Sagittarius from Nov. ’18 until Dec. ’19. This brings support and adventure. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury from the 4th until week 4 join Saturn and Pluto and adds to this. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the 12th, the 13th, & morning of the 14th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Venus in week 1 opposes you from Scorpio and brings social opportunities, if you can get along with intense types. The Sun trines you from Capricorn in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury trines from the 4th to week 4 and both bring support. The Sun and Mercury square you from Aquarius in week 4. To deal with interference, try to speak well and build self esteem. Uranus leaves your sign on Nov. ’18 and won’t be back until March ’19. So in March and lasting for 7 years this will bring very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. And be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also trining you from Capricorn for 2 years; it increases your organization. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 14th, 15th, and much of the 16th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) Mercury to the 4th, and Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 oppose you from Sagittarius; interesting and pleasant people and things come to you with opportunity if you can get along with those who have opinions. Jupiter opposes you from Sagittarius for the next year. This can bring the law, so make sure that you are on the right side of it. It can also bring opportunity, abundance, and a chance to better your judgment. Good people can come to you and enhace your life. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 trine you from Aquarius, and bring support. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign late on the 16th, the 17th, and 18th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Venus in week 1 trines you from Scorpio; this brings support. The Sun in weeks 1,2,and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 oppose you from Capricorn; this can bring powerful and interesting contacts, if you can get along with higher ups. Mars squares you from Aries this month. This can bring energy, but watch unmanaged stress and conflict, and acting under impulse. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Saturn has entered Capricorn and stays until ’21 and is especially important. It will oppose you, so you are attracting Saturn. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, build self esteem, give mate special attention, and have fun for therapy. Uranus is back in late Aries and affects those late in the sign until March. Seek the reliable and expect the unexpected. Moon in your sign on the 19th and 20th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Jupiter is now in Sagittarius and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings opportunity, optimism, and support. Venus in week 1 squares you from Scorpio; try to brush up on your social skills. Mercury until the 4th and Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 trine you from Sagittarius; this brings support and adventure. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 oppose you from Aquarius; this can bring contacts if you can get along with power sharing types. Mars trines you from Aries this month; this brings energy and drive. Uranus is in late Aries and stays until March. This brings unexpected support if you are late in your sign. Full Moon in your sign on the 21st and 22nd brings people and events, and puts the focus on you.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) Mercury until the 4th and Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 square you from Sagittarius. Take care at work and when expressing opinions. Speech and social skills need perking up. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and stays until Dec. ’19. It squares you. Take care with the law and avoid excess. Try to freshen your philosophy. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 2 years. Expect recognition for work. Uranus is back in late Aries but will return to Taurus in March; it will trine you again and bring support for 7 years. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3, join Saturn and Pluto and adds support. Moon in your sign late on the 22nd, the 23rd, and 24th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how it’s going, and try solutions. You may have new goals and may also be dealing with obstacles. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. Uranus is back in late Aries until March; it opposes you if you are late in your sign. This can bring some very interesting people and open up new vistas. But seek the reliable in all things. Mars joins Uranus this month and opposes you. If you can manage stress and conflict, you may get some extra energy out of this. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 join Saturn and Pluto and add to their influence. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 trine you from Aquarius and bring support. Moon in your sign on the 25th and 26th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Venus in week 1 is in your sign; this brings pleasant people and things, with opportunity. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 square you from Aquarius; try to avoid power struggles. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Moon in your sign on the 1st brings people and events. And Last Quarter Moon in your sign on the 27th and 28th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Mercury is in your sign until the 4th; expect interesting people with opportunity. Venus is in your sign in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and brings pleasant people and things, with opportunity. The big story is that Jupiter entered your sign in Nov. and stays for a year. Jupiter, the good planet, will bring good people and things and opportunity. Mars trines you all month and brings energy. Uranus is in late Aries until March and brings interesting people and unexpected opportunity. This will affect those late in the sign. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Moon in your sign on the 2nd, 3rd, morning of the 4th, 29th, 30th, and much of the 31st brings people and events.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) From mid-May until week 2 of Nov. Uranus was trining you; this brought unexpected support. From week 2 of Nov. until March, Uranus will be squaring you from late Aries. For those late in the sign, expect the unexpected and seek the reliable. From March ’19 and on for 7 years Uranus will be trining and supporting again. Mars joins Uranus this month and squares you. Try to manage stress and conflict to get some energy out of this. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Saturn moved into your sign late in ’17 and stays until ’21. This is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest, and fun is necessary therapy. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 join Saturn and Pluto and add important contacts and opportunities to this. While the Sun is passing through your sign, it is a good time to try strategies to increase success and happiness. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign on the afternoon of the 4th, the 5th, and 6th brings people and events, and a new start. Try to find something special but sensible to do.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Venus in week 1 squares you from Scorpio, This can bring passion into your life; make sure you get along with all. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 are in your sign. This brings important and interesting people and things and opportunities. While the Sun is in your sign, try to seek strategies to increase success and happiness. Uranus squared you from Taurus from mid-May ’18 until Nov. 8th. It will do this again from March ’19 and for 7 years. Be careful with finances and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruption. But also new vistas can open up for you. Moon in your sign on the 7th, 8th, and much of the 9th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Venus in week 1 trines you from Scorpio and brings support from plesant people. Mercury until the 4th and Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 square you from Sagittarius; try to speak well and get along with all. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and stays for a year; it squares you. Stay on good terms with what you know to be the right thing to do in all areas. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign later on the 9th, the 10th and 11th brings people and events.