I did not include transits for Monday the 31st as I am posting this on Tuesday the 1st and I figured it would be nice to start out this years blog with the first day of the New Year.
This year will be a very transformative year for all of us. We left behind a year 2/11 which was a High Priestess/Justice/ Strength year and we are embarking upon a Year 3/12 which is The Empress and The Hanged One in the Tarot.
The Empress is all about us learning to connect to our bodies, the earth, and Venusian energy. The Hanged One, ruled by Neptune and Pisces, asks us to learn to let go and go with the flow more willingly.
We will be learning a lot around what we can control vs. what we can't and how to manifest our dreams within the pocket of the vibrational qualities of manifestation.
Year 3's in Numerology focus on taking what we have learned and applying it within the world in new ways.
This Year we may explore new territory within and around us.
With Jupiter in Sagittarius also influencing the year, this year could be a year focused on educational pursuits and traveling to new places.
Our need for expansion is enhanced and our ability to manifest it into reality will be at an all time high.
Uranus will also be moving back into Taurus on March 6th where it will stay until July 6th of 2025.
Uranus in Taurus means big changes in our world around financial, physical, and political spheres. Within our own lives we will see a lot of changes in these areas and we benefit from letting go and moving along with these changes. These transits mirror The Empress and The Hanged One quite literally.
For 2019 I have created the following year ahead spread. For this Tarot Spread you will use 2 different Tarot Decks. One for the energy cards of the year, and another for your month cards.
Cosmic Lady Six
2019 Year Ahead Spread
1. Energy of 2019 in my life
2. Lesson of 2019
3. Main Challenge
4. Main Blessing
5. What energy helps me this year
6. What hurts me this year
7. What I am leaving behind in 2018 8. What energy I need to focus on this year
9. Divine Guidance
Now pull 12 cards, one for each month using your 2nd Tarot Deck.
Record this reading into a journal that you will use for the entire year so that you can reflect on how the energy is playing out in your life.
Things to remember:
You always have the ability to get in front of potential problems and change their outcome. Minor Arcana cards in a reading are easier to influence change than Major Arcana. Major Arcana cards symbolize karmic and major life lessons that you will most likely learn regardless.
You can change your year ahead outcome if you implement energy differently in the weeks or months prior.
If there is a month card that you get that you are not happy with, you can do a separate tarot reading on the side asking the cards how you can get in front of this potential problem and change your outcome.
Blessings and a Happy New Year to you all!
(Artwork from Jim Maynards Pocket Astrologer 2019)
New Years Day
Moon in Scorpio
Moon Void of Course 2:26 PM
Happy New Year! We start the morning off with the Moon still in Scorpio and this can cause us to have a lot of reflection still over in 2018 we hope we are leaving behind. We also may be feeling overly nostalgic and a bit romantic about years prior. Feelings of regret could also arise today. Try to begin establishing new patterns of behavior today, rather than indulging in old ways that you promised yourself you would discontinue in the new year. It is important that we focus on setting goals and intentions this week around the year ahead, especially when the Solar Eclipse happens this Saturday in Capricorn.
Strong Aspects During the Day PDT
Moon Sextile Pluto in Capricorn 7:18 AM
We feel motivated in the morning hours to implement changes around our bodies, home, and work life. We may feel like we can see more of what needs to be let go in these areas and we begin to work on implementing new routines. This is a good day for cleaning house and getting rid of items in the house or around the office that we do not need to hang onto.
Moon Conjunct Venus in Scorpio 2:26 PM
This energy is positive for our relationships and enhances our ability to connect to those we love and care about, as well as ourselves. In Scorpio, there can be a tendency to overly romanticize this energy and get caught up in reminiscing about the past, or past lovers. We need to be careful with this, and focus on the relationship to love within ourselves and how we can use this energy to create harmonious relationships for the future in all areas. We may feel extra connected to our homes, family, and loved ones. Sexual energy is also enhanced as well as our ability to manifest prosperity into our lives.
Sun in Capricorn Conjunct Saturn in Capricorn at 11 degrees 9:49 PM
This is a significant karmic transit for us all, but especially for cardinal signs ( Aries, Libra, Capricorn, and Cancer) as well as those having their Saturn return at this time.
When the Sun and Saturn meet, there can be restrictions or blocks around us feeling like we know how to express ourselves and our creativity in an expansive way. We are being called to get grounded and to harness things in a more practical and responsible way. If we are prone to fighting responsibilities, this energy will be hard for us and we may find ourselves in situations where we are being forced to grow up faster than we had planned. We benefit from this energy when we allow ourselves to step into "Taking care of business" mode willingly, and we get in front of our responsibilities in an optimistic way rather than resenting the fact that they exist at all.
Because this energy is making a Semi Sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius, we could feel ourselves also getting more serious about our education within our work environments and how we view our sense of self in that. We may be seriously considering a change in career, going back to school, or traveling the world to gain insight on where we want to be in the world.
Moon enters Sagittarius 12:08 AM
The Moon in Sagittarius calls for us to want to break free from old structures within our lives that feel tired. We may feel an urge to travel, or do something we do not normally do. This energy is great for establishing new routines for the new year.
Moon in Sagittarius
We benefit from doing things that feed our soul and expand our minds and social awareness. We may feel like we need to express ourselves or educate ourselves in new and interesting ways. Our need to expand in the new year is enhanced and we may begin to research new ways we can grow in the weeks ahead.
Strong Aspects During the Day PDT
Mercury in Sagittarius Trine Uranus in Aries 9:12 PM
A meeting of the minds between these two planets is what popped into my mind with this transit. Mercury is the planet of communication and the sharing of ideas, Uranus is the planet that revolutionizes ideas and breaks boundaries. With both of these planets in fire signs Aries and Sagittarius, we are being asked to break out of old ways of thinking and communication, and learn to embrace new ideas, perspectives and insights about ourselves and the world. We may begin to find that the beliefs we held in the past are no longer what we believe going into the future, now that we have more experience behind us.
Moon Void of Course 9:41 AM
Moon enters Capricorn 10:55 AM
The Moon in Capricorn helps ground our emotions and we may feel the need to chip away at things on our "To do" lists that we put off in December. This is a good time for implementing new routines in the physical and getting serious about the work we are doing.
Strong Aspects During the Day PDT
Moon Trine Uranus in Aries 8:10 AM
We feel motivated to make changes to our routine that we have been thinking about for some time. This may be around our fitness or our work and we benefit from implementing these much needed changes. We also may feel an enhanced need for freedom and if there are things not in line with the new self we are trying to create, we are more likely to make these changes now than we were before.
Moon Conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius 9:41 AM