ARIES General There is a sense of excitement in the air from the get go this year, with a sense from the start that this is going to be an exciting journey. The surprising thing is that while you ended 2018 suspecting this was going to be the case, you can really feel it once you move into 2019. You can thank Mars, your ruling planet for that, with his return to Aries on New Year’s Day energising everything. It is not just Mars’ return to Aries, but the friendly aspect this will put him at to lucky Jupiter, who will spend the majority of the year in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery. This was always going to be an adventurous year, but Mars will encourage you to embrace a passion for adventure from the get go. A total lunar eclipse in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 21st January, will reinforce a push to embrace life. However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be some push back and in fact, work/life balance is set to be your biggest challenge in 2019. That would have been the case anyway, simply by the fact that this is such a huge year professionally, but also an adventurous year. With the lunar nodes spending the whole of 2019 in your home and career sectors, they will police a balance between your home and professional lives. The North Node’s position in your home and family sector is the reason for a total solar eclipse here on 4th July and why this is an important year for home, family and/or property matters. Yet a solar eclipse in your career sector on 6th January, a lunar eclipse here on 17th July and lucky Jupiter’s return on 3rd December, also means this is an important professional year. This also has the potential to be a lucrative year, with signs of movement on the income front from as early as mid February, then really kicking in with a vengeance in March. Areas of your chart that don’t have quite as much backing are the areas supporting communication, friendship and relationship building, with a need to support them when you get a chance. A pair of Full Moons in your relationship sector, one on 21st March and another on 19th April will give your relationships a boost. Fortunately, there is a lot of communication support at the time. Love January starts the year off with some real romantic surprises, yet the biggest danger is failing to seize the moment. Throughout much of 2017 and 2018, there was a romantic vein that you’ve been able to tap into, which may have bred a sense of complacency. The problem is that 2019 gets off to a busy, professionally focused and even thrilling start, that could easily see you defer romantic matters until the timing is better. Yet the romantic opportunities that present in January aren’t going to remain on tap. It starts with Venus’ return to an adventurous part of your chart on 8th January, were until early February she will bring the spirit of romance and adventure together. With Jupiter here as well, this will bring the planets of love and luck together in an exciting way. It is while Venus is here that a total lunar eclipse in your romantic sector on 21st January will create a super charged Lovers Moon. This is a chance to give matters of the heart a jump start in the early weeks of the year after which, compared to the last two years, things go fairly quiet on both the romantic and relationship fronts. Apart from Venus’ return to Aries from 21st April to 15th May, the next romantic push won’t come until midyear. However, when it does it will be a short and intense two month push, starting on 21st June and running through to 29th August. The epicentre of this period will be when Venus, the planet of love moves through your romantic sector, from 28th July to 21st August. This makes January, July and August the most romantically charged months of 2019 for you. On the relationship front you might have to wait longer, but as Venus only left your relationship sector in the final weeks of 2018, you should start the year with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships from the get go. While the first planetary activity on the relationship front won’t begin until September, as is usually the case, a pair of Full Moons will give your relationships an unexpected boost earlier in the year. The first Full Moon falls on 21st March, with the Moon coming full circle for a second Full Moon on 19th April. The days around both Full Moons will be a pivotal time for relationship matters. After that, the next boost your relationships will get is during a planetary push from 14th September through to 19th November. Money First impressions suggest it is once again all about money matters, but that is not the case. After two years where the main focus has been on money matters as a whole, the balance of power is shifting. Despite first impressions, this is a big and potentially game changing year on the income front. Held back by her retrograde phase, Venus is still in your financial sector as you move into the New Year, finally wrapping up her second visit of 2018 on 8th January. This will bring all planetary activity on the financial front to a close and apart from a Full Moon on 19th May, it will stay that way until October. Even then, what begins with Mercury’s return to your financial sector on 3rd October is more an ordinary annual update. However, Mars will return to your financial sector on 19th November and then remain here until early 2020, suggesting a chance to take a more aggressive approach to money matters in the final two months of the year. Yet in terms of where the balance of power sits this year, it is on the income front, though even after Venus leaves your financial sector on 8th January there won’t be too much evidence of that. Yet this gives you a chance to focus more on getting your new professional year up to speed, with the help of a solar eclipse on the career front in the New Year. The first sign of movement on the income front will come with Mars’ return to your income sector on 15th February. This in itself is not a game changer, though until leaving on 31st March, the warrior planet of the cosmos will give you the motivation to fight for what you deserve. It is what happens while Mars is here that is the game changer. What happens is Uranus’ return on 6th March. After testing the water for six months last year, Uranus returns to begin a journey through your income sector that won’t run its course until 2026. This turns what begins as a fairly ordinary push and the start of this year’s most potentially lucrative months, into the start of a major new journey towards income growth that will continue for the next seven years. There is a lot of support during those early months, with a lot of planetary activity on the income front from Mars’ return on 15th February to Venus’ departure on 9th June. The first six and the final four weeks of that period have the potential to be the most lucrative. Business Any indecision or perceived lack of motivation at the end of last year is completely blown out of the water in the early days of this year, with your whole professional game catching its second wind in the early days of the New Year. In fact, this might kick in during the early hours, with career forces that limped to the end of your 2018 professional year, shooting out of the gate as you move into 2019. You can thank Mars’ return to Aries on New Year’s Day for that, firing up your passions and fighting spirit from the get go. It is a solar eclipse in your career sector on 6th January that will ride the wave of enthusiasm this will create. As well as creating an opportunity for an empowered start to this new professional year, this also creates the potential for new beginnings. If you toyed with the idea of a change in professional path, you were looking at starting a business, beginning a project or just changing things up on the career front a little, what was on the back burner will scream into life in the early days of the year. While the Sun will leave your career sector on 20th January and Mercury is only here until 24th January, Venus’ return on 4th February will continue the momentum. With Mars returning to your income sector on 14th February and a Full Moon on the job front on 20th February, what begins in the New Year as a fresh burst of enthusiasm, is likely to see things come together in February. With Pluto in your career sector until 2024, Saturn until December 2020 and Jupiter returning on the 3rd December, there is no danger of starting what you can’t finish. A second eclipse, this time a lunar eclipse on 17th July will be an important milestone for events that began in the first two months of the year. While work and job matters aren’t active all year, as career matters are, once things start to move on the job front they will have some structures to build on from. The most active and the busiest months of the year on the job front will run from 18th August to 4th October. This is when Mars will move through your work sector and with the Sun, Mercury and Venus all moving through within those six weeks, this will create a short, sharp, active and very busy time on the job front. Everything that happens on the career and job fronts this year happens against the backdrop of strong and enduring forces in play on the career front all year, but get their real boost in the first two months of the year. This will culminate with lucky Jupiter’s return to your career sector on 3rd December, kicking off your luckiest, most auspicious, expansive and powerful professional year in over a decade.