- Saturn in Capricorn
- Jupiter in Sagittarius
- Uranus in Taurus
- Neptune in Pisces
- Pluto in Capricorn
Outer planet Uranus reenters Taurus in March for good for the next seven years while Chiron reenters Aries in February for eight years. It’s interesting to note that both entities Uranus and Chiron, which represent the nature of soul wounds and traumas, are simultaneously in well-emphasized masculine and feminine signs: Aries is Mars-ruled masculine and Taurus is Venus-ruled feminine. There will be many manifestations of this including more layers of wounding with regards to the male/female dynamic coming to the surface in various facets of life including of course relationships as well as opportunities for deeper spiritual understanding and expression of the Divine Masculine/Feminine.
The moon’s nodes continue their transit in Cancer/Capricorn and transiting Saturn conjuncts the south node (Capricorn) throughout May, June, July and September. To me what comes up is the balance between emotions and inner security and the structures that exist in our personal lives and the outer world. What are the power dynamics and how can we restructure to meet our personal and collective needs? Capricorn and Cancer are both feminine signs so to me what immediately comes up is the disconnection and reappropriation of the feminine aspect in our existing systems. We’ve already seen these issues and the voicing of them with Pluto transiting Capricorn over the last few years but the extra Capricornian emphases this year unearths a different picture for us to face and the eclipses will jumpstart the process for us.
- Solar Eclipse 15°Capricorn – Jan 5
- Lunar Eclipse 0°Leo – Jan 21
- Solar Eclipse 10°Cancer – July 2
- Lunar Eclipse 24°Capricorn – July 16
- Solar Eclipse 4° Capricorn – Dec 26
As we traverse the routines and realities of our lives, Cancer reminds us to come back to the emotional body and check in with where we feel and don’t feel secure and comfortable. Reflections on where one feels insecure or a lack of nurturance can induce the appropriate adjustments. These reflections will also occur with regards to finances and physical resources as Uranus reenters Taurus, where through sudden events, financial realities may need to be adjusted or renewed. The idea behind it all is to follow your true inspirations so if you do not feel emotionally satisfied and happy with how you create your financial base, then it’s time to start the change-making process. Becoming proactive when the signs start showing themselves is better than delaying changes until a crises of some kind forces you to change. You may have to come up with creative, inventive ways to survive in the case of an impending financial disaster, which is sadly likely especially into the beginning of next year, Jan 2020, when the infamous Pluto/Saturn conjunction occurs. It is wise to start aligning the thinking with saving money or realigning resources this year.
Thankfully, there are no Venus and Mars retrogrades, whose occurrences in 2018 led to arduous delays, strains and unmanifestations of all kinds. Things will subtly move forward in 2019 with the presence of Jupiter in Sagittarius, inviting us to live with a spirit of freedom and fearlessness. If you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, increasing your learning about what ignites your interest or traveling more, this would be the year to pursue these activities. The one straining aspect is Jupiter’s square to Neptune with exact placements in January, June and September so if you pursue new directions, make sure to guard yourself against deception. Ask all the questions, do your research and follow your gut before you invest yourself. We will also likely see more religious and political zealotry, dysfunction and refugee crises worsening worldwide.
The big picture is that we are in a death/rebirth process and are reaching a climax. The important thing is to not remain stagnant and to not make huge leaps either. During down moments, staying in motion even at a very slow pace will prove to be beneficial. January 2019 began with Mars at 0°Aries, igniting a pioneering spirit and all Mercury retrogrades this year occur in water signs, again emphasizing the emotional body. There are definitely some intense and dangerous moments this year, but coming back to themes of spirituality, connection and the pursuit of philosophical truths will help immensely.
Best to you!
There are some changes happening this month, particularly this week as Jupiter moves into Sagittarius after having been in Scorpio for a year and the nodes of the moon shift into Cancer/Capricorn after having been in Leo/Aquarius for a year and a half. Look forward to some movement and the energy lightening up a bit especially after a feeling of restriction and/or stagnation during most of 2018. If you’re curious to see how these transits will affect you in the near future, book an Annual Transit Reading with me at anjalisoi.com/astrology
This eclipse again highlights the Leo/Aquarian axis and feels like the height of this energy given the series of Leo/Aquarian Full Moon and Solar eclipses on the following dates:
25 Aquarius – Aug 2016
22 Leo – Feb 2017
15 Aquarius – Aug 2017
Solar eclipse 28 Leo – Aug 2017
11 Leo – Jan 2018
Solar eclipse 27 Aquarius – Feb 2018
4 Aquarius – July 2018
Solar eclipse 18 Leo – Aug 2018
0 Leo – Jan 2019
As you can see, a certain cycle began in Aug 2016, culminates now and goes underground by the end of this year. Creative efforts that began with a lot of Heart in the past are materializing especially with Saturn in Capricorn now, whose time has come to give out rewards (and punishments) in form. The creative (Leo) work doesn’t end, however, and expressing our creativities with healthy ego while embodying a spirit of inclusion and innovation (Aquarius) is crucial. Eclipses bring changes so we are at a point of rebirth or deep shift relative to what we are creating and how things will look no matter where we find ourselves in the journey. Committing to intelligently working with a collective mindset at this juncture will help us profoundly in moments when we feel like choosing between war and peace and we’ll feel this more during the Solar Eclipse at 27 Aquarius on Feb 15.
The Sun, Venus and Mercury are also currently sitting on the South node at 14 Aquarius, heightening our thinking, needs and well-being around cooperation and unity, the more positive embodiment of this energy versus becoming stubborn and inflexible. They are positioned within the eclipse’s spotlight so there is a beautiful potential for the honest and authentic expression of our identities and individualities in a spirit of play, generosity and unity. Mars’ Sagittarian influence until mid-March can encourage this expression with a sense of adventure where we discover new philosophies and realities and remember to be lighthearted.
Saturn’s transition from fiery, excitable Sagittarius into stolid, earthy Capricorn took place at the tail end of 2017 and slowed down the motion so to speak. The emphasis shifted from Sag’s nomadic, philosophical, truth and meaning seeking thinking into Capricorn’s settled, foundation-making mentality. For the next two and a half to three years, we will be reevaluating our existing foundations on all levels including the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. As we do this, faults in our foundations will undoubtedly appear especially with Jupiter’s Scorpionic emphasis and the key will be to make appropriate changes without fear.
In astrology, the signs and planets have dual expressions of their energies, manifesting either positively and proactively or negatively and dysfunctionally. Saturn in Capricorn’s higher expression will be to (re)build with values of honesty, commitment and forgiveness instead of selfishness and condescension. There is also little room now to resort to the type of Sagittarian dogmatism and stubbornness that surfaced intensely over the last couple of years. It will be more productive to bring higher ideals and deeper philosophies uncovered during the recent Sagittarian journey into the process of changing how we build foundations. This process has already been initiated by Jupiter’s transit in Scorpio and will be re-emphasized when Jupiter moves into Sagittarius in November of 2018.
According to evolutionary astrology, Jupiter and Saturn have been in a ‘crisis in consciousness’ phase in relationship to each other, where beliefs, judgments and the structures related to them were shaken up resulting in confrontations and climaxes of varying intensities. They are just now entering the spiritual ideation phase but will dip back into ‘crisis in consciousness’ this spring and summer. Look forward to some more uprooting. Various themes will emerge under Capricorn’s emphasis such as confronting our conditionings, asserting our personal authorities, setting limits and boundaries, all to be accomplished either proactively or traumatically. We will find these themes in the collective consciousness on a world level no matter where or when we find ourselves. Overall, the breakdown of structures for regeneration purposes has begun and the potential for transformation is massive.