Out with the old, in with the new and unexplored! Your 2019 begins with a rush of adventure, and January’s doubleheader of transformational eclipses will only fuel your urge for novelty.
The Sun is in Capricorn and your worldly ninth house of expansion until January 20, setting your sights on some visionary goals. Where on earth would you like to go, Taurus—whether by traveling or with your grandest goals?
Stretching your limits will be one of 2019’s strongest themes because this year will have an unusual amount of cosmic activity in Capricorn.
With your ninth house of higher learning, entrepreneurship and global journeys activated, your steadfast sign could become quite the risk-taker!
And you can start early: On January 5, the year’s first new moon is also a Capricorn solar eclipse—which will galvanize your goals and give you a shot of inspiration that will resound for the next six months.
As you draft your resolutions, think beyond what seems “realistic” and allow yourself to imagine something even bigger, even if you have no idea how you’ll pull it off. (Minor details!)
The Sun will also make two of its most important annual conjunctions (meetups) this month. On January 2, it will unite with sober Saturn, preventing you from getting TOO carried away.
Keep your hooves on the ground even if your head is in the stars! Then on January 11, el Sol will unite with transformational Pluto to make sure you pack enough soul into your goals.
You could have a metaphysical moment, when it feels like things are being divinely arranged on your behalf. Suspend your sensible side a little and infuse some magic into your agenda.
Anything “good” or “bad” that happens will be a potent message steering you onto your correct path. If you’ve veered off-course, expect a sharp slap on the wrist from the universe that you can’t ignore. (And say “thank-you!” not “ouch!”)
If you’re on your path, you could get an affirmation that’s too clear to ignore in the first couple weeks of January. Don’t be surprised if a powerful or influential person rewards you for your excellence. Use any gains for good, Taurus, and the magnetic karma will just keep flowing your way!
Speaking of karma, this month brings some activity in your twelfth house of healing, closure and mysticism, thanks to Mars and Uranus, which are both charging their batteries in Aries.
Go-getter Mars will be in this powered-down zone from January 1 until February 14, which could spark anything from a clandestine attraction to a strong urge to do some deep forgiveness work or to help those less fortunate than you.
The twelfth house rules escape, so if you slipped too far into imbibing and partying over the holidays, you might decide to hop on the “dry January” bandwagon. If you’re still tempted to keep emptying those bottles or bingeing on leftovers, stress may be the culprit.
While the red planet is in this zone of buried emotions, take a deeper dive (with a therapist or healer, maybe) into anything that comes up. There’s no shame in needing support, Taurus! This month is also potent for any spiritual exploration.
On January 6, changemaker Uranus will end a five-month retrograde, zooming forward in Aries and unearthing a lot of heavy feelings and buried baggage.
The next two months are a crucial time for releasing anything that no longer serves you—from toxic ties to lingering resentments to a behavior you’ve outgrown.
Shed those like a bad habit, Taurus! Uranus is a rip-the-Band-Aid-off kinda planet, so there’s no need to coddle anyone here. Sometimes you just have to say “buh-bye” and not look back.
Your bigger incentive? On March 6, Uranus will return to Taurus for an eight-year adventure, sending shockwaves through your comfort zone until April 2026.
Get ready for a major reinvention tour that will send you down a whole new path. You already had a taste of this from May 15 until November 6, 2018, when Uranus took a quick dip in Taurus—its first visit to your sign in 77 years.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime phase that will outright revolutionize your identity and attitude toward life. By early March, you can start making strategic moves on the chessboard.
But first you could have a white-light epiphany about the people on Team Taurus. On January 13, starry-eyed Jupiter and dreamy Neptune will lock into their first of three rare squares this year.
This conflicting angle can bring confusion, mixed messages and uncertainty about whom you should trust. You may also be conflicted about officializing things in a business or romantic relationship.
With Jupiter in your intimate eighth house, a bond has been developing quickly. But can you truly be your most authentic self here—and develop your independent pursuits as well? With Neptune in your freedom-seeking eleventh house, an all-consuming connection might start to feel claustrophobic.
Before you do anything irreversible, try to initiate an honest conversation. Sharing your truth can shock people a little, but it’s better than being secretive.
Once all the cards are on the table, make an informed decision. And remember, this is a process. The next two Jupiter-Neptune squares will be on June 16 and September 21, so prepare to seek that sweet spot between freedom and commitment all year.
You’ll be eager to lean into your #goals starting January 20, when the Sun plows into Aquarius and your tenth house of career, ambition and structure for a month.
If you’ve been scattered in too many directions, Aquarius season will help you focus. Refine your resolutions and set them to a master plan.
On January 21, the month’s second eclipse arrives. This one is a Leo supermoon and total lunar (full moon) eclipse in your domestic fourth house.
Anything from a move to a pregnancy is possible under this dramatic lunation. An issue related to your living situation or a female relative could finally resolve.
You’ve been waiting two years for this moment—ever since the Leo/Aquarius eclipse series began back in February 2017 and rippled across this axis every six months since then. Your career AND your personal life have been treated to radical makeovers.
Finding work-life balance has been filled with plot twists. But the unpredictable changes were not in vain, and you should realize what it was all for, in the grander scheme, within a month of this date.
The same day as the Leo lunar eclipse, aggravator Mars in your twelfth house of imagination and transitions will lock into a tense square with stubborn Saturn.
If you got overly excited and rushed into something without conducting due diligence, prepare for a hard slam of the brakes from above.
You could hit an impasse with a project that had you so excited earlier this month, or you might realize that there are a few more layers to this story than you anticipated. Try not to get sucked into a spiral of overwhelm.
On January 25, one of the month’s most powerful moments arrives as Mars syncs up in a galvanizing trine with expansive Jupiter in your intimate, merger-minded eighth house.
Could you go farther by teaming up? Make a bold proposal. This is a divine day for attracting a soulmate or deepening your bond. The key? Being authentic and transparent about how you feel.
You don’t need a perfect, canned speech. In fact, you should avoid over-preparing at all costs. Speaking and acting from the heart will be your best GPS on this magical, seize-the-moment day.