Eclipse Season is upon us! It’s not every year we start off with an eclipse season.
Astrologers think of eclipses as New or Full Moons on steroids. We have two “Eclipse Seasons” per year, which usually include a New Moon and a Full Moon. We have a Solar Eclipse (New Moon) on January 5th at 15 degrees Capricorn. Two weeks later, a Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) takes place on the 20th at 0 degrees of Leo.
This eclipse season marks a huge transition for the Moon’s Nodes. We make the switch from the Leo- Aquarius axis to the Cancer-Capricorn axis. This is a big deal for each of us personally because for the next year and a half a new set of houses in our birth chart will be highlighted.
Eclipses do not mean “good” or “bad”. An astrologer can’t usually predict that something bad will happen to you just because there is an eclipse happening near a personal planet in your chart. However, we can stay that those topics will become more alive. They areas of life which they govern will become more important and there may be new and unexpected things that come into your life.
Treat these lunations with the utmost respect and reverence. The ancients were wise to fear eclipses since it does mean that the two most important luminaries (the Sun and the Moon are luminaries, meaning they give off light for us Earthlings) will be blocked for a period of time. Set your New and Full Moon intentions so that you can be as clear as possible on what you want to accomplish in the next 6 months!
Major Aspects for January
Mars in Aries
On December 31st, Mars enters Aries where it will stay until the middle of February. Mars rules Aries, which means it functions at a super high capacity. Mars and Aries are both highly independent and have a fierce amount of drive. This month is truly off to a strong start to get things done and accomplish all of the things Jupiter in Sag has in store for us!
Sun conjunct Saturn at 11 degrees of Capricorn
On January 1st, the Sun catches up to Saturn. New Years Day happens to be a day for sobering up. Saturn brings us back down to Earth and helps us plant our feet firmly on the ground. If you have made any resolutions or need to organize your top priorities for the year, today is the day.
Grand Trine with Venus, North Node, and Chiron at 26 degrees of Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces respectively
On January 3rd, a Grand Water Trine facilitates a surge of healing and growth. This aspect sets the stage for healing emotionally in our relationships so that we can be more fulfilled. Whether it is a past hurt or something you are currently going through, we have to remember that healing that was caused by other humans actually only heals when we have trusting and caring people in our lives. Make time to connect with people you feel safe with.
January 4th – Mercury enters Capricorn
While Mercury is in Capricorn, we settle our minds. We organize. We think practically. We communicate with authority or to authority figures.
Solar Eclipse at 15 degrees Capricorn
On January 5, 2019, we have a partial solar eclipse conjunct Saturn. This is the first eclipse in the Cancer/Capricorn axis. Do you know what houses these represent for you? These topics will start to come alive for you in the next 1.5 years. The New Moon conjunct Saturn may bring up the reality of life’s limitations. Saturn is the principal of having to make choices. We can’t choose every entrée on the menu. We have to pick one. We can’t have 10 major projects happening all at the same time and give every single one our best shot. We have to make choices. What is your priority? What are you willing to give up so that you can focus your energy?
January 6th – Uranus stations direct in Aries
This is the final time Uranus will station direct in Aries for about 80 years! In March, Uranus will officially move to Taurus where it will remain for the next 7 years.
January 7th – Mercury square Mars at 4 degrees of Capricorn and Aries
January 7th – Venus in Sagittarius
Venus will remain in Sagittarius until February 3rd. In a Fire sign, Venus appreciates adventure, fun, and variety when it comes to relationships and love. If you are single, now is a great time to go on dates or plan fun outings with friends. If you are in a long term partnerships, now is the time to spice things up! Try something new and of course, hang out with your own set of friends too! Fire needs space.
January 11th – Sun Pluto conjunction at 20 degrees of Capricorn
January 12th – Jupiter square Neptune at 14 degrees Sagittarius and Pisces
January 12th – Mercury conjunct Saturn at 12 degrees Capricorn
January 16 – Sun conjunct South Node 26 degrees
January 18th – Venus trine Mars, 11 degrees of Sagittarius and Aries
January 18th – Mercury conjunct Pluto,21 degrees Capricorn
January 18th – Capricorn Sun square Uranus in Aries at 28 degrees
January 20th – Sun enters Aquarius
Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is a fixed, air sign. Aquarius’ priority is to share his knowledge with as many people as possible Aquarius is known for being the humanitarian of the signs and for being radically independent and unconventional. The need for mental freedom is imperative.
Total Solar Eclipse, 1 degree of Leo
On January 21, 2019, this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is a total one making it more potent and visible. The Earth passes in between the Sun and the Moon, making the Moon temporarily invisible. Watch out for unexpected, startling information coming from the news or your community. The world will definitely find out unexpected, startling news.
January 21st – Venus in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces
January 21st – Mars in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn 13 degrees
January 22nd – Venus conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius 16 degrees
January 24th – Mercury enters Aquarius
Mercury in Aquarius thinks outside the box. You or others around you may come up with new, original ideas. You may speak out against the crowd with a tad bit of rebellion but enough intelligence to back it up.
January 24th – Saturn in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces
This aspect is a huge theme for 2019. There will be two more sextile between Saturn and Neptune. Saturn brings hard work to make our dreams a reality. We may feel like we are working hard, while forgetting what the goal is.
January 24th – Mars in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius 16 degrees
January 30th – Sun conjunct Mercury in Aquarius 10 degrees