THE ASTROLOGICAL EDGE . . . . . January 2019


Happy New Year! And be ready to hit the ground running! For the first time in several years, we will be supported in initiating New Year’s resolutions right away, as we are clear of inner-planet retrograde cycles at this time. The year 2018 was marked by more retrograde cycles than usual, which encouraged us to resolve unfinished business from the past. If you had trouble getting new ideas off the ground last year, you will be happy to hear that 2019 will offer the forward-moving energies you’ve been waiting for.

A powerful Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on the 5th will provide support for taking charge of our lives and be especially good for career-related ambitions. We’ll also experience a Lunar Eclipse in Leo on the 21st, which will magnify matters of the heart, making it easier to see a clear path forward in significant relationships. After Uranus stations direct on the 6th, we will be ready to move our ideas from the brainstorming phase into initial development. 

Jupiter and Neptune were in a harmonious trine for much of 2018, but by the end of last month they were moving into a challenging square. As we enter 2019, religious zealotry could make the headlines, and we’ll be forced to examine the need to promote inclusiveness as an antidote to extremism. Meanwhile, Saturn and Neptune will remain in favorable sextile to each other, setting a tone of grounded idealism for the year ahead.

Capricorn Solar Eclipse: Taking Charge of Our Lives in New Ways
The Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 5 will carry themes relating to authority figures, government, structure, business, and releasing fear. It’s likely that people in positions of power will feel pressured by this energy. There are several ways they could respond. If those in leadership positions fear change, this could be a time where they seem to hold on desperately to power and implement stricter laws to ensure their control. However, the Eclipse will also awaken the populace to challenge laws and systems they feel are oppressive. The strong energies created at this time are likely to cause political and social friction, with the need to feel in control as the driving motivator. It could appear as if society is becoming more chaotic, but beneath this turbulence is the potential to create more stability. 

On a personal level, this eclipse will act as a wake-up call for those who have been . . . . .

Leo Lunar Eclipse: A Spotlight on Our Hearts
The Leo Lunar Eclipse on January 21 will magnify issues related to love, romance, creativity, and children. Because this high-intensity Full Moon Lunar Eclipse will be opposite the Sun in Aquarius, we will see themes of social justice highlighted on the world stage. During the last Lunar Eclipse in July 2018, the Sun was in Leo and the Moon was in Aquarius. At that time, there were worldwide protests regarding the separation of children from their parents and their subsequent detention and their parents being deported at the U.S. border. Because eclipses generate an energy that stimulate . . . . .  Members can  READ THE FULL COLUMN HERE!

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