Jan 2019 News


2019 starts with two eclipses:
The new Moon on Jan 5 is a solar eclipse.
The full Moon on Jan 20 is a lunar eclipse.

The Jan 5 eclipse was in Earth sign Capricorn to clear out material things this lunar month, and release all that we do not need. On this new Moon, the Sun, new Moon, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto were all in Capricorn. A serious tone , but an ideal lunar cycle to complete practical matters such as health check-ups and work projects. It’s easier to stay focused and keep working. 


WOOD OX MONTH Jan 5 – Feb 3

The new Moon eclipse on Jan 5 began the month of the solid and reliable Ox. The inspirational element Wood adds energy and enthusiasm to the usually calm and solid Ox. Luck is strong for those born in Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) years, and for the Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. This Ox month is the final month of the Dog year. The next new Moon starts the year of the Pig. Chinese New Year of the Pig info.



Jan 20 was a full Moon eclipse in Leo. This full Moon was a supermoon, meaning it appears very large in the night sky. Fire sign Leo rules the 5th house of romance, creativity, and children. Under the influence of lion-hearted Leo, people can be kinder to each other in their everyday interactions, with more empathy and understanding. And time for artistic self expression to find or develop hidden talents and let them shine.

The eclipsed full Moon, the Sun newly in Aquarius, and Mercury all squared Uranus. It’s easy to crave excitement that can be liberating. But it’s better to stay focused as this lunar cycle wanes. In two weeks, the new Moon begins the Chinese New Year of the Pig. So use any impulsive Uranian energy to complete tasks.

Fortunately, Venus conjuncts Jupiter that’s good for all types of relationships. It’s easier to bond with loved ones, and new acquaintances can bring opportunities. Surround yourself with art, fine food, and music — the pleasantries of life — to set the mood for Pig year. Contact me for your Earth Pig 2019 astrology forecast for both your Western astrology peak forecast dates and Chinese Four Pillars timing.

Venus and Jupiter trine Mars, adding strength and conviction for new adventures. These aspects are also fortunate for business activities, but avoid risks due to the eclipse. Luck is strongest for Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries and those born in Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake years.



Mark your calendars with the Mercury Retrograde dates to make your 2019 travel plans:

March 5 – 28 in Water sign Pisces
Mercury retrograde in Pisces is when communication is nuanced and subtle. People communicate more through emotions than rational thought. If feelings are hurt, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle to talk about it. 

July 7 – 31  in Fire sign Leo and Water sign Cancer
Mercury retrograde in Leo is when communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. But slow down if people become bossy or demanding. 
Mercury retrograde in Cancer is when emotions come to the surface. Emphasis on communication about home and family.

Oct 31 – Nov 20  Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with new intimacy in relationships. Read body language to interpret meaning.



solar eclipse occurs on a new Moon when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The Moon’s shadow falls on the Sun, creating a solar eclipse. 

lunar eclipse occurs on a full Moon when the Earth, Sun and Moon align in space, with Earth between the Sun and Moon. Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon, creating a lunar eclipse.

Jan 5 2019 New Moon partial solar eclipse in 15 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. This new Moon also starts Ox month to apply energy to completing projects and attention to practical matters.

Jan 20 Full Moon total lunar eclipse in 0 degrees Fire sign Leo. This eclipse focus is art and self expression, so find and develop hidden talents to let them shine.

July 2 New Moon total solar eclipse in 10 degrees Water sign Cancer. Family, friends, and home life take center stage. Broken ties can be mended.

July 16 Full Moon partial lunar eclipse in 24 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. Focus on financial matters, work, and health. A good lunar cycle to get grounded mid year.

Dec 25 New Moon annular solar eclipse in 4 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. Again in Capricorn to focus on material matters, but also the holidays of Pig year to eat, drink, and be merry! 



Venus is not retrograde in 2019.  Mars is not retrograde in 2019.

Jupiter is retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius April 10 – Aug 11.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius, so even tho retrograde, it’s lucky in one of the best signs for Jupiter. 

Saturn is retrograde in Earth sign Capricorn April 30 – Sept 18
Under the influence of Capricorn, take care of health and tend to practical matters.

Uranus is retrograde in Fire sign Aries Jan 1 – 6 completing a retrograde cycle from 2018.
Uranus is retrograde in Earth sign Taurus Aug 11 –  Dec 31 continuing into 2020.

Neptune is retrograde  in Water sign Pisces June 21 – Nov 27. Starts on Summer Solstice.
If you feel unclear, contact me for a tarot card reading.

Pluto is retrograde in Earth sign Capricorn Apr 24 – Oct 2.
Pluto and Saturn are both in Capricorn for focus on earthly matters such as health, appreciation of Mother Earth, food, and finances.


2019 LUNAR MONTHS in Earth Pig Year 

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New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE in Capricorn January 5 2019 starts Wood Ox month.

New Moon in Aquarius February 4 2019 starts Fire Tiger month and year of the Earth Pig.

New Moon in Pisces March 6 starts Fire Rabbit month.

New Moon in Aries April 5 starts Earth Dragon month.

New Moon in Taurus May 4 starts Earth Snake month.

New Moon in Gemini June 3 starts Metal Horse month.

New Moon in Cancer July 2 starts Metal Sheep month. Total Solar Eclipse.

New Moon in Leo July 31 starts Water Monkey month.

New Moon in Virgo August 30 starts Water Phoenix (Rooster) month.

New Moon in Libra September 28 starts Wood Dog month. 

New Moon in Scorpio October 27 starts Wood Pig month. Pig month in Pig year.

New Moon in Sagittarius November 26 starts Fire Rat month.

New Moon in Capricorn December 25 2019 starts Fire Ox month. Annular Solar Eclipse.

New Moon in Aquarius January 26 2020 starts Earth Tiger month and year of the Metal Rat.


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