2019 Yearly Horoscope: The Astronomical Year


Avery Ritch, Staff Writer

Stargazers around Coronado, rejoice! The universe is about to give you an exciting astronomical year. Saturn is running the show this year, and rules in the serious and productive Capricorn. Focused on achievement and success, Saturn propels you to go after what you want. Set goals. Follow a plan. You will be challenged to do your best, are you up for it?

The year starts off with a bang: January 21st brings the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 and emotions will likely run high! It’s opposite Mercury and square Uranus (00°51′ Leo) and uses small fixed stars not often used in astrology. This basically signals rapid mood swings, impulsive reactions, and may cause you to feel a little jumpy. (It’s a full moon, but stronger) You may receive some unexpected news as well and mishaps in conversation could lead to arguments. Sounds bad, right? On the positive side, you’ll see things in new perspectives, so you may have new, original ideas! Try and stay calm and patient this coming Monday, because it will be hard figuring out the unpredictable energies. Keep an open mind.

Mars will help you get where you want to go this year- and fast. Mars starts off the year in energetic, ambitious Aries, you’ll be able to cross a lot of things off your to-do list right away this month. The competitive vibe will give you a positive sense of accomplishment from the start.

The cosmic year isn’t complete without mentioning those three pesky Mercury retrogrades, so look out for them in March, July, and November. All three cycles will occur during the emotional water sign periods, so struggling with feelings will be the norm. The key to getting through a Mercury retrograde this year will be to follow your intuition. If it feels right, it probably is.

Small but significant Pluto will also be visiting Capricorn this year. It goes retrograde between late April to early October. This will allow you to build from the ground up, remember that if you want it badly enough and try hard enough, anything is possible.

Fire Signs (Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius) are driven by excitement and will experience no shortage of that this year. Jupiter is in the outgoing Sagittarius until early December, which will bring a lot of fun and adventure your way! Travel and learn from other cultures as much as possible this year. Love goddess Venus doesn’t enter any retrograde periods in the signs, and the mood will be heightened especially when she spends time in the signs (Aries in late April, Leo in late July, and Sagittarius in early November). Translation? There’s a lot of excitement surrounding your love life/ personal relationships this year!

Earth Signs, (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) you use more logic than other signs, so you’ll be happy to hear about Saturn’s placement in earthy, practical Capricorn. This is a grounded energy you’ll be able to connect with (especially when it comes to tending the details). Unfortunately the Saturn retrograde from late April to to mid September will prolong slowdowns, which will hinder your progress, but not to worry! Expansive Jupiter will enter Capricorn once again in early December, increasing your desire to learn. Exploring educational pursuits, studying, and reading what you want will help you advance to the next level in the coming year.

Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) experience slow moving Uranus (who rules in Aquarius) transitioning from fiery Aries into slower-moving Taurus in early March. This mismatched energy (Uranus likes to venture, while Taurus takes the traditional route) may impede on your progress, slowing down your hard work. Unfortunately the planet remains in each sign for about seven years, so this transition will be a big one. Money-focused Venus moves into air sign Gemini in early June, which will present you with some prime money making opportunities. Be practical, don’t waver, and keep your eyes on the prize.

The big news for Water Signs (Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces) is that you’ll be hosting all three of Mercury’s retrograde cycles this year. (March in Pisces, July in Cancer, and November in Scorpio) When your plan hits a snag, use your intuition to detangle them. Ethereal Neptune is retrograde in Pisces between late June to early November, so your daydreams may be temporarily interrupted. If you’ve been living in denial, this will be a very rude awakening. Once you listen to the voice of reason, your year will become much more successful.