HOROSCOPES 2019: Find out what your new year could have in store

Monday Magazine and Georgia Nicols present predictions for money, career, relationships and more

Monday Magazine’s favourite astrologist, Georgia Nicols, offers up her predictions for the coming year, in this full 2019 horoscope package.

Find your sign and have some fun reading about how this year may shape up for you.

Aries – (March 21-April 19)

Element: Fire

Symbol: The Ram

Ruling Planet: Mars

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle — when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” Roger Bannister – British Neurologist/Sprinter (March 23, 1929 – March 3, 2018)

Hello Aries!

You are direct, strong and you’re no pushover! You love a challenge, especially car racing or verbal jousting. You need to win because you late to lose. This is why you have the first (and the last) word. You will try anything once. You’re amazing with your hands, which is why you are the artisan of the zodiac. You rescue animals and love kittens and puppies. You’re heroic! You’re competitive! Your love of exploring uncharted territory makes you a pioneer par excellence. If it’s out there – you’ll find it!

A Backwards Glance

In the mid-90s, you gave up people, places and possessions, to set off on a new path. You looked good! By the turn of the millennium, your earnings increased; and ten years later, you were busting your buns to prove what you could do. In 2011, you got a break when lucky Jupiter was in your sign. Shortly afterwards, you earned more money, although partnerships were tough. By 2014-2015, you had a chance to explore real-estate deals or improve where you lived. Partnerships looked great in 2017-18. In fact, this was a great time to get married. (This is always a quandary because part of you likes the support and security of marriage – but the other part hates being tied down.) Yes, you need your wings to fly! But relax. You are loved. You can fly and then come home for dinner.

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

This year brings you one of your greatest opportunities to make an impression on the world as an individual. You will be admired for who you are as a person. This is now your time of harvest, which occurs once every 30 years. For some, this began last year; for all of you, it is now in full swing! You will see how the seeds you planted in the past come to fruition. Where you planted well, you will reap benefits. The consequences of your preparations will be evident. However, you must be ruthless and get rid of what is no longer working. Don’t waste time thinking about failure. Move on!

Fabulous opportunities to travel and explore other countries and different cultures await you. If you are thinking of taking a trip – this is the year to do it! Make plans. Book a reservation. Alternatively, you might choose to expand your world by getting further education because this is the best year in over a decade to enjoy going back to school, or continuing school. Certain careers will receive wonderful opportunities: look for ways to explore new avenues in publishing and the media. Many of you will make advancements in medicine or the law. Not only publishing but also anything to do with the world of academia and higher education will bring opportunities your way. Grab your rewards!

Relationships

This year your cherished dreams are coming true. You are focused on your career and enjoying success and a boost to your reputation. However, all of this might be at the expense of your closest relationships. Do not let this happen – no matter how tempting it is.

This is an ideal year to meet someone who is different, especially someone from another culture or a different country. This opportunity will present itself to you because Jupiter is travelling through your Ninth House, which means you will attract people to you who are different from the people you usually meet. Because you might seek out further education or training, you will have opportunities to meet people from other cultures and different backgrounds.

Because of expanding career opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and anything to do with higher education, these are also areas where you will encounter new romance and create new relationships and friendships. (A foreign lover is a great way to learn a new language!)

Home and Family

This year you will spend money making your surroundings more pleasing. You will also spend money on travel. Your health will be strong, too. Your primary challenge with home and family will be that with the distractions of success, plus your increased responsibilities, you have less time and energy to focus on home and family. There is a strong recognition of you as an individual this year, which encourages you to look inward rather than outward to your family and friends. Be mindful of this. Do not get caught up in your success. Remember how important it is to have someone to nudge in the night.

My Aries Mantra for 2019: “This year my destination is not a country, it’s a new way of seeing my world.”

*****

Taurus – (April 20-May 20)

Element: Earth

Symbol: The Bull

Ruling Planet: Venus

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch?” Orson Welles (May 16, 1915 – Oct. 10, 1985)

Hello Taurus!

You ripe juicy peach! You are the most sensuous, tactile sign in the zodiac. Because you are the county squire of the zodiac, you want mortgage-free acreage with lambs running on the north 40. You appreciate antiques, art, fine wood, pewter, silver and gold. You are the “banker” and can practically mint money in your back yard. Many of you have marvellous singing voices and a resonant speaking voice, especially the men. You love your creature comforts and are a food gourmet and connoisseur of wines. My advice? Never eat more than you can lift.

A Backwards Glance

In 1999 you entered a new path; and around 2002-04, you expanded your family or moved to better digs. The years 2004-2006 were a roller coaster of residential moves and job changes, but by 2012, you were busting your buns to show the world what you could do. Increased earnings followed in 2013-14, which is when you started to get recognition for your past efforts.

Around 2016, you enjoyed romance, vacations and opportunities to play. This was timely because by 2017, once again, you were busting your buns to get a better job and improve your health. Last year in 2018, you had one of the best years to get married or form a new partnership. Yay!

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

The year 2019 is a time of preparation because you are approaching a career peak in your life. This means you must do as much as possible because you are laying the groundwork for a future success for two windows of time ahead: The first window is 2020-22 (just one year away); and the second window is further in the future around 2029-2030. That’s why everything that you do this year matters! The more you accomplish this year, the better foundation you will establish not only for future successes, but also to protect yourself against future adversities. Nevertheless, you will still win recognition for your efforts this year because bosses are impressed with your diligence.

Ironically, although you will work had to be productive, it is relatively easy to gain accomplishments. This is because Saturn is in your fellow Earth sign giving you support. Whatever you do will tend to be successful. (Love it!) Take advantage of this favourable influence because Saturn will move to a new sign in early 2020.

This is the perfect year to get training or further education and thereby maximize the opportunities that present themselves to you in 2020-2021. The more you learn and the more you accomplish this year – the more it will bear fruit in 18 months.

One of your greatest advantages this year is that it is easy for you to access the wealth and resources of others. It will be relatively easy to get a loan or a business mortgage. This is also a good year to do fund raising or enter into a partnership where you need financial backing.

Relationships

This is an excellent year for relationships! Last year was also an excellent year for relationships because it was a great year to get married. This year your relations with others will be supportive and helpful. They will improve your position financially because your partner might earn more money, which in turn, indirectly benefits you.

You will learn from others, perhaps something profound and meaningful. If you have recently been through any kind of psychological stress, this year is an excellent healing time.

People will be helpful. If you have to move, they will help you move. If you go on a vacation, they will let you use their cabin or their condo. People will lend you things or give you gifts and practical support. Naturally, much of this will be based on your past relations because what goes around comes around. Do not hesitate to accept this generosity, because – based on the premise of “what goes around, comes around” – by accepting their generosity, you are letting them plant the seeds for their own good future. Capiche?

Home and Family

This year your personal life will run more smoothly. Since this year is about building for the future, it’s a good time to put energy into your home by fixing repairs or making your home solid and secure. This is a great year to get a home mortgage or loan to build, renovate or repair your home.

Similarly, your effort to get in better shape will have a long-term benefit in the future. Those born between May 9-18 can really become stronger this year.

All of you have a sense of having survived heavy challenges. Now your rewards will come to you on a silver platter! You can heal yourself and throw off illness.

Many of you will receive an inheritance this year because you will benefit from the wealth and resources of others, and especially within the family, you will receive gifts, loans and favours from relatives or immediate family members. This same theme applies to your personal health. Bonus! Bring it on!

My Taurus Mantra for 2019: “I accept all the wealth and favours that come to me this year with gratitude.”

*****

Gemini – (May 21-June 20)

Element: Air

Symbol: The Twins

Ruling Planet: Mercury

“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” Dean Martin (1917-1995)

Hello Gemini!

You are curious and fascinating! (You’re never boring.) You love ideas, witty people, new places, bookstores, magazines, race tracks, maps, pens, jokes, gadgets, puzzles, lively conversations, hockey, bow ties, two-toned oxford shoes, spontaneous travel and juicy gossip. You’re a whiz at learning, including languages. You can glance at a book jacket and expound on it at a party. You prefer fast hits of information and like to be up to date. You enjoy the stimulation of two homes, two jobs and sometimes two lovers! You love your adoring peanut gallery!

A Backwards Glance

In the mid-90s, you improved your health and got a better job. Help from other sources around 1996 like inheritances or a boost to your partner’s assets gave you a chance to spread your wings. At the turn of the millennium, you gave up a lot to start a new path in 2001-02. In a few years, your home scene improved and family expanded.

Around 2006 – 08, job changes and residential moves were a roller coaster. By 2010, your reputation was shining! When Jupiter entered your sign in 2013, life looked even better, with increased earnings to follow. By 2016, you had a chance to expand your home or enhance your domestic world through real estate. Last year, your job and health improved. Now you wonder what’s next?

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

To put 2019 in perspective, you need to grasp your timeline. Around 2001, you set out on a new journey and by 2015-16, you started to feel your power. From that point on, you became more focused and ready to face the world. This increased confidence will now boost your professional life, which is why you are finally out of the woods, and heading for a career peak in about four years! Yes! This is when all the seeds you have been planting, certainly since 2008, will come to fruition. It will be a time of harvest and kudos and you will feel proud of your achievements!

Your lovely blessing for 2019 is that this is an excellent year to enter into a professional relationship or a business partnership. This person might or might not bring money to the table, but you can count on the fact that they will lift your spirits and make you more confident and help you in other ways. You will be happier for their input into your life.

In some ways, this year is a personal culmination, which encourages you to expand in certain ways. Your increased confidence is strong and powerful. You will be more willing to try big ideas and explore new territory!

Do note: This is a tough year to get a business loan or mortgage or the backing of another person. This is just a temporary set-back; because in four years, you will reach a career peak! Yay, you!

Relationships

This is a fabulous year for relationships! In fact, it’s the best year in over a decade for Geminis to get married. For starters, you feel confident about your relationships and close friendships. You will feel loved and appreciated. Your one-to-one encounters with others will be meaningful and this will contribute to your own personal growth.

Almost by magic, you will encounter people who help you and benefit you in amazing ways. These relationships will be mutually beneficial, which is the very best. In fact, not only will others help you in your personal relationships this year, even professional assistance will benefit you for example seeing a lawyer, a doctor, counsellor or an astrologer.

If you marry, you will benefit financially from the marriage. Your partner might be slightly older or more well-established and your respect for this person is one of the things that makes you attracted to them.

You will also travel this year and become involved with people from other countries and different backgrounds because you will benefit from a cosmopolitan association with others. You will be pleased to learn new things from others.

Home and Family

[Those of you who are born after June 20, are still reaping benefits related to improved health and an improved job scene. These benefits will also indirectly affect your family.]

This year your personal life will benefit through close friends and partnerships because wealth will come to you from other sources, which in turn, will benefit your family and perhaps your home.

Relations with family members will be more positive and upbeat mainly because this is how you feel. (Attitude is major.) You will feel more confident about who you are and confident about your relations with others, and especially confident about the kind of people that you can attract into your world.

As you enjoy this growing confidence, your attitude will be more positive. Obviously, this increased happiness in your personal life will promote warmer relations with family members. All in all, this is an excellent year to deal with others. Having said that, however, this is not a good year to benefit from the wealth and resources of others. For example, it’s not easy to get a mortgage or borrow money to improve your home. However, this will not bother you at this time because you are entering a happy year for yourself, which means you will feel quite content with the way things are.

My Gemini Mantra for 2019: “I’m grateful to have my partners and friends this year.”

*****

Cancer – (June 21-July 22)

Element: Water

Symbol: The Crab

Ruling Planet: Moon

“The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.” Marty Feldman (July 8, 1934 – Dec. 2, 1982)

Hello Cancer!

I call Cancer the Big Tit because you are the nurturer and caregiver of the Zodiac. You can nurse a sick child, a wilting house plant, a bland soup, an unruly garden, a stalled motor and even a weak joke because you have such a marvelous sense of humour. You are tenacious! You can’t throw anything away. (“I might need this one day.”) This is why you stay in the wrong relationships too long. You would never buy bedding full retail. You thrive in restaurants, marinas, gardens, real estate and medicine. The world needs you!

A Backwards Glance

Around 1995-96, you had a chance to improve your job and your health. Soon afterwards, relationships improved (except for the one you had to leave). This was a powerful time for you and many of you received recognition for your achievements now or in the next few years. Certainly by 1999, people admired you because you looked good!

By 2001, many of you started to downsize and let go of what was no longer really relevant in your life. Fortunately, lucky Jupiter was in your sign in 2002, which brought you good fortune. By 2004, you were headed off on a new path. Around 2005, you were able to improve your home and family scene. That was also good time for real estate.

Romance, vacations and fun times were promising in 2006; however, by 2009, you entered a two-year window where job changes and residential moves made life unpredictable. (You don’t like unpredictable.) Fortunately, your reputation was solid at that time. By 2014, lucky Jupiter was back in your sign making life easier and bringing you opportunities.

By 2016, you were busting your buns to show the world what you could do. You are a nester and you welcomed the chance in 2017 to improve your home and your family relationships. Last year, partnerships and relationships became a bit tense, even though personally, you were upbeat, ready for vacations and opportunities to party! It happens.

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

Good news! This is the best year in over a decade for you to improve your job. You might get better duties. You might get better working conditions. You might get a promotion or a raise. You might get a transfer to a better location. Your evil boss might get transferred to Timbuktu. Whatever the situation, you will be happier in your job this year.

However, for some of you – nothing can improve your job! You need to leave. If this is a case, I guarantee you will get a better job. You will be happier in your new job and glad to be there. This new job will offer you a learning curve and possibly, work-related travel that is exciting.

All of this will boost your general morale and your health because in the year 2019, your health will definitely improve! Factoid. Note: Yes your health will improve this year but guard against gaining weight. This is a “growth” year for you, in terms of general happiness and success at your work and even in your overall sense of well-being, but it is possible that this “growth” can also attract flesh to the bone. Better known as increased pounds on the scale! Aaggh! (Time to let out another pleat in the shower curtain?)

Relationships

Last year, you started to feel a change in your close relationships. You feel that you are now ready to go forward to pursue new goals, new ideas and entertain new accomplishments – new dreams! However, your partner might not welcome these changes. They like the predictable you, the familiar you. Herein lies the rub. You want to empower yourself to go forward to a new, shiny future (which you will, incidentally); but if your closest friendships and partnerships do not support your dreams, there’s gonna be trouble – right here in River City!

You will note in my glib description of you at the beginning of this forecast that you stay in the wrong relationships too long. That part was not glib. It’s a fact. Therefore, at this time, some of you are questioning whether you should stay in a marriage or a committed partnership. Obviously, if a relationship is more trouble than it’s worth, you might want to leave. But you should also know that even the best of partnerships are being tested last year and this year. Ultimately, they will come out stronger and they will persevere. (Let’s all sing the second verse of “We Shall Overcome.”)

Home and Family

Neptune has been enjoying a cozy 13-year relationship with your sign since 2012. Neptune stimulates your compassion, increases your idealism and heightens your creative imagination. On a day-to-day basis your sensitivity to others is more tuned in, which gives you increased sensitivity to family members.

Also, since 2012, the planet Uranus has been at odds with your sign making you feel rebellious, restless and irritable. Different influence! This testy influence of wild, wacky Uranus ends this year. This means relations with family members, especially older family members or parents, will improve. You can count on this!

Marriage partnerships might be challenging because this is a time when a bad marriage or partnership could end. If this is the case, do not fight it. Do not hold on to something just for the sake of holding on, even though you are miserable. Doing this would be like holding on to a hot pot. If you keep holding on to a hot pot, your hands are burning! For some of you, it’s time to let go.

My Cancer Mantra for 2019: “I welcome a chance to improve my job and my health this year!”

*****

Leo

(July 23-Aug. 22)

Element: Fire

Symbol: The Lion

Ruling Planet: Sun

“I like restraint if it doesn’t go too far.” Mae West (Aug. 12, 1893 – Nov. 22 1980)

Hello Leo!

Noble Leo, you are generous, proud, creative and so quick to see the big picture. You love the theatre, fun times, sports, compliments, movies, splendid surroundings and thrilling vacations! You are dramatic, romantic and you like to be noticed. You especially want recognition for your talents. You’re a terrific host plus kids love you. Acting and teaching come naturally to you. You’re never stingy and you hate pettiness. Your dress is sporty but eye-catching – animal prints, chunky, one-of-a-kind jewelry with your hair straight back off your forehead like a lion’s mane. You expect top billing. (Puleeze.)

A Backwards Glance

Around 1996, your job improved and recognition for your efforts became obvious by the turn of the millennium. In fact, in 2000, you looked swell! By 2003, lucky Jupiter in your sign boosted your confidence and encouraging you to think big. In the next two years, you downsized so you cold set off on a new path around 2006. By 2007, you were ready for fun, romance and vacations! By 2011 to 2013, life was a roller coaster with job changes and residential moves. Nevertheless, 2012 was a wonderful year for your professional reputation.

In 2014-15, you had increased responsibilities with family. Fortunately, in 2015, lucky Jupiter was in your sign once again boosting your confidence and attracting opportunities. In the last year, many of you have expanded your home base by either moving to bigger digs or improving where you currently live. You might have also expanded your family, (The lion is protective of his lair.)

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

This will be a successful year for your career, job and earnings for two reasons: Saturn and Pluto. When these two planets come together they can move mountains! Of course, Pluto has been in your House of Employment since 2009, and stay there until 2024. The bottom line is Pluto will drive you to work harder than you have ever worked before! The downside is it might drive you to work so hard you have a breakdown. Be careful. Leos think they’re Superheroes and that they can do anything! (It’s sort of true.)

BUT – this year, Saturn will join Pluto until they are just three degrees apart. (They line up in January 2020.) This mean both planets will work in tandem in your House of Employment. Saturn travels through this House once every 30 years, while Pluto travels through this house only once in lifetime for some people – but not all. Holy Moley!

The upshot is you will bust your buns as never before. You’ll be PowerPoint on steroids! Pluto is powerful and Saturn will narrow and channel the energy of your efforts so that they will be laser like in accomplishing whatever you want to do.

Meanwhile, Jupiter will bring you a different influence. It will make you want to sit back and enjoy life and do nothing! You might think that one cancels out the other but it doesn’t work that way in astrology. What I think it means is you are going to work hard and play hard! You will bust your buns and then take a fabulous vacation. “I deserve it!”

Your creative potential is enormous now. You might boost your earnings through the entertainment world, sports and the hospitality industry i.e. restaurants, hotels and anything from the Bellagio in Vegas to a Pitch n Putt in Surrey.

Some will do well with financial speculation this year in fact, the odds nicely favour financial speculation this year. Ah yes, you will be Master of the universe!

Relationships

This is the best year for romance and love affairs that you have had in over a decade! I kid you not. Lucky Jupiter is in the part of your chart that symbolizes romance. (“Is that you, my love?”) This lucky influence will encourage new relationships, especially with someone different, perhaps from another culture. You might meet someone on vacation, or in a setting related to universities, publishing, the media, the law or medicine. Sports events and sports training are also where you might encounter new love.

Meanwhile, existing romantic relationships will be more playful and happy this year. You will have a busier schedule that includes more social activities, more theatre, more sports plus fun dining out and staying in hotels or visiting resorts. Vacations will be a big theme.

One reason you will such fun with others is you now have the courage to be yourself and express yourself to others without fear or apology.

Home and Family

Relations with home and family will definitely improve this year because you are happier and more upbeat! Yes, it’s true that you are working hard but you are also playing hard! Your relations with your kids will improve and be happier and more mutually generous and fun-loving.

Plan a family vacation this year because you will want to do this. You will also enjoy entertaining at home, inviting guests for dinner or summer barbecues because you want to have fun. You’re comfortable with yourself and confident and keen to meet others, especially people who are a bit offbeat or different or from another culture.

Some of you will expand your family through birth, adoption or marriage this year. Because you’re working hard as well as feeling confident and upbeat, many of you will make positive changes to where you live by deciding to renovate, redecorate and make your home more attractive. “Let’s build a pool!”

My Leo Mantra for 2019: “It’s my turn to work hard and party hard!”

*****

Virgo

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Element: Earth

Symbol: The Virgin

Ruling Planet: Mercury

“It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Warren Buffett (Aug. 30, 1930)

Hello Virgo!

You’re a meticulous perfectionist who berates yourself for being a messy procrastinator. (Impossible high standards!) Your self-deprecating humour is wildly witty, which is why many comics have Virgo in their chart. (You’re such a clever mimic!) You appreciate pristine nature, fine soaps, vitamins, self-help books and cutting-edge info about wellness. You’re a fact junkie. You know trivia. You think about Wall Street and your digestive system and. You make lists. You’re sexy and a bit kinky. You are logical, analytical plus sweet and caring because you find it rewarding to help others. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant have you pegged.

A Backwards Glance

In the early 90s, Jupiter was in your sign bringing you good fortune. Your job improved around 1997-98 and by 2001, you were laughing! Around 2006, you began to dismantle much of what you had created since 1994. It was time to say goodbye to people, places and possessions. Soon your job improved along with your health and many of you entered new relationships around 2010. Around 2011, some of you inherited or benefited from the wealth of others, which helped you during 2013 to 2016.

Thankfully, by 2017, earnings improved and you felt empowered. Last year, your overall optimism about life and your belief in the potential of your own future was strengthened. “Hey! I have a rosy future!”

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

Last year you had a strong advantage and this blessing continues this year — namely that Saturn is in your fellow Earth sign. Note: In a 30 year span, this happens only twice, and each time for between two and three years. When this occurs, the circumstances of your life work well together because Saturn and your Sun “cooperate” in practical, even tangible ways. Your life will run more smoothly and without any special effort, you are able to make progress and get things done!

Saturn represents a higher power: the government, people in authority and the law courts; while the Sun is very much your own personal identity. This winning combination means that you can win recognition from others for your achievements this year. Employers and bosses will be impressed with your diligence and your ability to plan ahead. You look solid to them.

Some of you will make money through real estate this year and possibly next year because you will have opportunities to either make money from selling your own home or to profit from real-estate speculation. Others might explore appealing opportunities in the entertainment world, the hospitality industry and teaching. These areas will require effort but they will bring positive results. Keep on track because your first pay off in terms of recognition and kudos will be around 2021.

Relationships

Some of you will have a love affair or begin a new romance with someone older, perhaps a parental figure. (Or you might play this role for someone else.) You might also meet someone through a family member; in fact, this is highly likely.

One reason you will be more successful in all your relationships this year is because this is a wonderful year to build up your health and become stronger. Quite literally, you can increase your physical strength because Saturn rules your skeleton and bone structure. In addition, Saturn will give you the personal self-discipline to work out, or bike, hike or walk to boost your cardiovascular and pulmonary system. What has this got to do with relationships? Common sense. You will be more invigorated, energetic and have a more positive self image, which are all qualities that affect all your interrelationships with others. Stand tall!

Of course, romance will be serious this year. Nothing casual. No one night stands, at least, not intentionally. Casual dating will not appeal because you are looking for someone who is a potential commitment for your long-term future. The real thing.

Home and Family

Ta da! This is the best year to improve your family and home scene in over a decade! (Virgos who are born after Sept. 12, will reap this same benefit next year. Either way – you will enjoy these rewards in your private life.) Expect to buy lovely things for your home. You might renovate or redecorate because you will feel richer and more affluent about where you live. You will definitely enjoy where you live more.

Those who rent might move to a bigger and better digs. Those who own their home will renovate, expand, or sell and buy something better. Whatever happens, you will increase your real-estate assets this year and create a situation where you like where you live better than before.

In the same way that you can physically improve where you live, likewise your family relationships will improve. Relations between siblings, cousins and family members will become more mutually generous and happier. In a nutshell, your private life will be happier!

My Virgo Mantra for 2019: “I love this chance to improve my home

and my family relationships!”

*****

Libra

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Element: Air

Symbol: The Scales

Ruling Planet: Venus

“Unshined shoes are the end of civilization.” Diana Vreeland (Sept. 29, 1903 – Aug. 22, 1989)

Hello Libra!

You’re easy on the eyes. You have a soft gaze. You dress well – always colour coordinated. You like leisured coziness, pleasant surroundings, a good table at a nice restaurant, scintillating conversation, politics, music, fine carpets, warm friends, gorgeous fabrics, candles, fresh-cut flowers and champagne. You love to decorate a room. You have a fine legal mind, and although you’re an excellent debater, you hate fighting. You prefer to please. Some think you are superficial because you know what colour is “in.” I mean, really? (Of course, Millennial pink is so done.)

A Backwards Glance

Around 2003-04, you arrived at a major time of achievement in your life. Your accomplishments were obvious. By 2006, you had a chance to boost your earnings; however, from 2009- 2011, you began to downsize and dismantle much of what you had created since 1996. Around 2009 you started off on a new path to reinvent yourself, a process that is still going on for the next few years. Powerful changes transpired around 2013, and travel gave you opportunities to see new places and expand your horizons. Around 2015-16, you entered a two-year window of job changes and residential moves. By 2018, your focus was clearer and you were able to boost your earnings, which is always good news because you like to buy beautiful things.

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

This year there are challenging aspects and favourable aspects to your job, career and public life. The challenging aspects are with authority figures because you might find that bosses, employers, government officials and older partners might block your efforts. This does not mean you have to throw in the towel. But it does mean that this might not be the year to push aggressively. Do not withdraw from the confrontation but do not fight for the sake of fighting. And certainly, do not try to save something that isn’t worth saving. Be patient. This is not a time of defeat, it’s a time of trial.

But lo! What news from yonder modem breaks? The good news! This influence will help your life flow easily. With very little effort, you will move in the direction you want to go. By contrast to the despots who thwart you, this influence will help you grow and boost your optimism. It might even mean some bosses and VIPs will endorse you — the secret is to find out who they are. While the first influence urges you to carefully tread water, this second influence urges you to “think big!” It’s also a very favourable influence for financial transactions. Quite likely, the favourable influence will be the overriding theme of your year. Nevertheless, it’s important to know that you will be blocked by some authority figures at times.

Relationships

Ever since 2012, your closest relationships and partnerships have been tumultuous and unpredictable. At times, they have been thrilling and exciting; however, at other times, you have been annoyed and easily angered or frustrated with someone. This is because wild, wacky Uranus has been opposite your sign for the last seven years. Oy! For many, this signaled that a relationship ended. It created hidden pressures might have affected your health. The good news is that as of 2019, this influence moves on. Yay!! You will be in the clear for the rest of your life. (“Is that champagne still in the fridge?”)

Basically however, in the coming year you will be optimistic, hopeful and in a positive frame of mind. Furthermore, you will be more tolerant with everyone, which promotes greater success in all your daily relationships. Your communications with others will be better; in part because you will be more forthcoming, more frank and more willing to share who you are with others both as a teaching device and as an opportunity to bond. Existing relationships will improve and new romance is always possible. Always.

Home and Family

Your relations with a parent or an authority figure in the family will be tested this year. (Like last year!) This doesn’t mean life is going to hell in a hand basket. It simply means you will not easily get your way with an authority figure in the family. But in the long run, your positive outlook this year will make you the winner! Patience is the key. Anything you’ve been putting up with in the past will have to be dealt with now. You can no longer put it off. Expect to tackle major repairs to your home because what you want to do this year is solidify your home base as well as cement family bonds. Now is the time to build and repair what needs to be done because, you are laying the foundation of your future in terms of your physical home and also your “inner house” (within yourself) plus your close relations with family members.

My Libra Mantra for 2019: “This year I will live life to the fullest!”

*****

Scorpio

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Element: Water

Symbol: The Scorpio

Ruling Planet: Pluto

“Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn’t be your goal in life. Oh yes it should.” Richard Dreyfuss (Oct. 29, 1947)

Hello Scorpio!

You are intense, passionate and powerful — capable of extremes. You are a strong leader and an excellent strategist. You are capable because there is practically nothing you cannot do. When something is finished – you shut the door. Slam! You like secrets, Hallowe’en, good jewelry, hot sex and horror shows. You have an intense stare and pronounced eyebrows. You also have the mind of a detective or a gangster. You could be a doctor, a butcher or a taxidermist. Psychology and morgues intrigue you. Luxurious undergarments are a must! You want control.

A Backwards Glance

The year 1999 was pivotal and challenging. Partnerships were a major focus. Relationships that were not cutting it ended then. In 2002, your reputation was shining! People admired you and you felt proud. By 2007, your earnings improved and in a few years, you had a chance to spruce up your digs. Even though you are still redefining who you are in your world, the year 2015 was a strong time for your reputation because you received awards, kudos and praise from your peers. This led to the increased popularity around 2016. However, money was tight. Many of you explored new spiritual dimensions of your life in 2017. Fortunately, by 2018, (the first time since 2006) lucky Jupiter was back in your sign! This gave you a chance to travel and explore your world.

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

The big news this year is you will earn more money! Yes, you will get richer! If you are working, you will get a better paying job or you will get a raise or somehow you will earn more money. If you don’t have a job, your assets will increase this year. You might buy yourself wonderful things so that you feel richer! Yes, it your turn to be Daddy Warbucks!

This is encouraging news because not only will you earn more money this year, you will enjoy how you earn your money. Oh yeah. This blessing comes along only once every 12 years. It will not return again for you until 2031, so make the most of this! Combined with this great financial news, is the fact that in the next two years, you might have a job change. So if you feel this is in the cards for you – it is.

Right now Saturn has a special relationship with your sign, which is excellent. It will strengthen many areas of your life. Nothing will come to you without effort on your part, but it will come! Recognition from people in authority is likely. At work, you have more patience and perseverance than usual, which is why you will be disciplined in whatever you do. Even your health will feel strong, especially your bones and skeleton. Lookin’ good!

Relationships

Well, let’s face it, money is sexy and you’re getting richer this year. This can make you attractive to some people. It means you have more disposable income to party and entertain people. But hey, who wants to attract people to them just because they have money? Exactly.

Fortunately, you won’t be duped or seduced because Saturn will give you lots of common sense and a practical view about relationships. If you are single, you will be careful, even wary of a new relationship. This means you might date casually and observe someone before you show some strong interest.

Those of you in existing relationships will appreciate who you have in your life. You will see the practical value of the partnership. It’s not just “the one with the most toys wins” – it’s all about how two heads are better than one. And four hands are better than two. (No, let’s not start counting teeth.)

Last but not least, you will feel sexier and more attractive this year because you feel financially confident plus you will have some money to throw on your back so that you look hot!

Home and Family

Your home scene will benefit by earning more money this year because you will have more disposable income plus you will have more money to buy things for your home and make where you live look nicer. You will more easily entertain others at home.

One of the most important things that parents can do for their kids is to remain solvent. (Yes, money keeps the kids close.) It will be a pleasure to be able to be generous to your kids and your loved ones.

You might also use your improved financial standing to find a better home by selling and buying or renting. Please note that in the same way that your job might change in the next two years, it’s highly likely that your residence will change as well. Keep this in mind and keep your eyes open. Also keep in mind that around 2021, you might really improve your living scene by moving to something bigger and better!

My Scorpio Mantra for 2019: “I am so happy to be richer!”

*****

Sagittarius

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Element: Fire

Symbol: The Centaur

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

“I’m an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” Winston Churchill (Nov. 30 1874 – Jan 24, 1965)

Hello Sagittarius!

You are the most fascinating sign! You are loved because you’re breezy, upbeat and friendly. You’re also stimulating because you are intelligent, interested and informed. (Smarty pants.) You love travel and change, and of course, you adore animals. You need the outdoors; in fact, you need to be out every day! You are risk-taking, fun-loving and will gamble on anything. The world needs your wisdom and your point of view. Freedom and activity are your survival issues!

A Backwards Glance

Around 2001-02, you benefited from the wealth of someone else, although some partnerships ended. By 2004-05, the world loved you! But it was not until 2008-09 that your time of harvest brought money, accolades and respect. Around 2011, you wanted a big vacation! By 2013, you began to dismantle stuff. You had garage sales. You gave away things because you needed to downsize so you could set off on a new path by 2015-16. And you did! The year 2017 was popular time. You’re a good friend, plus you water your trap line around the world so you have a place to stay and a friendly face to greet you. Last year you worked to learn more about your inner world. This would interest you because you like to be mentally provoked —- new territory to explore!

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

Your life will be so blessed this year because your ruler Jupiter is in your own sign and this can happen only once every 12 years. The last time this happened was in 2007 and before that 1995-96, and before that 1983. The next time this happens will be in 2031. Take a moment to digest these dates so that you realize that this marvellous blessing comes for you only four or five times in your adult life.

I believe your optimism and your love of learning and exploring new ideas and new places, especially through travel, contribute to keeping you young and long-lived. This year you have much to be grateful because life will be easier. You will attract business deals and favourable financial arrangements. You will also attract important people. You will attract good luck!

Work-related travel along with travel for pleasure will be a theme this year. You will also escape from inhibiting circumstances that you want to leave. Your increased confidence will allow you to show the world your talents. You will not be shy or withdraw. This will attract financial support and resources to you.

Relationships

Naturally all of your relationships will improve this year because you are basking in the blessing of Jupiter in your own sign. Because you have more self poise, more confidence, and you will feel friendlier and happier – naturally, you will be more appealing and attractive to others! Existing relationships will improve. Someone might tell you that you are “more like your old self,” and that is a complement. Because of your happy, confident countenance, you will make new friends and potential new romantic partners.

Jupiter in your sign can make you look affluent in the eyes of others. Therefore, keep this in mind because why bother attracting people who are only interested in your wealth? This doesn’t mean you have to mistrust the affection and interest of others – but don’t be a fool.

Something to keep in mind is that 2015, you have been on a journey to reinvent yourself and that journey will not be complete until 2023. There is much that you have to learn – regardless of your age. Your values are constantly changing, and you know it. Therefore, remain flexible and open. Enjoy the popularity of this year! Enjoy being sought after.

Home and Family

For the last five years, Neptune has been travelling through the part of your chart related to home and family. This is a long journey and will continue until 2025. Because Neptune is nebulous, idealistic, full of fantasy and smoke and mirrors – this means that your domestic and personal life will undergo many strange and subtle changes. You are starting to have specific ideas about what you want your home to be.

What you will find is this year is you will feel stronger in everything you do with respect to family members and where you live because you are so confident! You believe in yourself! You have faith in your judgment and your ideas! Therefore, your home life and your relations with family members will improve this year. You will find it easier to be generous to loved ones. This is because Jupiter in your sign makes you generous but also Jupiter in your sign makes you idealistic. It increases your respect for the values of compassion and kindness.

My Sagittarius Mantra for 2019: “I’ve got it good and that ain’t bad.”

*****

Capricorn

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Element: Earth

Symbol: The Mountain Goat

Ruling Planet: Saturn

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” Jack London (Jan. 12, 1876 – Nov. 22 1916)

Hello Capricorn!

You’re a perfectionist who can move mountains. You do not shrink from challenges and hard work; but you do enjoy the badge of success. You keep score and you want the respect of your peers. You are long-lived and you plan for secure endings. You are old when you’re young, and young when you’re old, which is great because you’re frisky and sexy!. You hate waste; you value usefulness; and you intend to live life to the fullest. You understand tradition, family, motherhood and the flag. You build nations!

A Backwards Glance

Early in the millennium, you improved your job and your health. However, your time of harvest really began around 2009 with increased earnings and recognition for our efforts, In 2011, you began to reap the benefits of the seeds you had planted since 1996. Around 2013-14, you improved your job even more because your ambition was aroused. In 2015, help from a bank or someone else came your way. (Some received an inheritance.) Changes began around 2016, when you started to downsize, let go and say goodbye to people, places and possessions. All of this was to prepare you for last year (and to a lesser degree this year) when you were starting a whole new path in your life. What’s next?

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

Three strong influences occur this year: The first began in 2008 when Pluto entered your sign. This is something you have never experienced before in your life and will never experience again after 2023. Pluto encourages obsessive behavior, compulsions and at times, irrational decisions. But essentially, Pluto wants a superior result, which is why you are on a “make-over” plan, whether consciously or not.

The second influence is your ruler Saturn is in your sign for the first time since 1989-90 making you start to re-invent in the next six years. (Starting last year.) Both planets in your sign at the same time is an unusual and powerful influence to reshape who you are.

The third influence arrives late in the year: In December, lucky Jupiter enters your sign to stay for a year not (to return again until 2032). This increases your good fortune and makes your life flow more easily!

Regardless of your age, these are the years that will shape you and give your future meaning. Pluto makes you want to control everything and everyone around you as you strive to improve your world: You want to improve yourself. You want to improve others. You want to improve your environment. You want it all!

Relationships

Relationships are on hold this year because the most important relationship you are having is with yourself. This doesn’t mean you are self-absorbed or egocentric. Instead it means this is when you need to have the courage to look inward while everyone around you continues to look outward. Because you are in this serious frame of mind, you will be attracted to serious committed relationships. You might also be attracted to someone of an age difference. (More than any other sign, Capricorn is in a May-December partnership.)

However, your serious and determined intention to improve yourself and the world around you will change dramatically in December when Jupiter enters your sign. At the end of this year, you will suddenly become light hearted and outgoing! You will want to expand your world, especially through relationships and other people. Quite likely, these people will be different from the kind of people you have been relating to in the last decade. These people have to be willing to accompany you on your adventure and your ongoing exploration, because your future is going to be very different from your past!

Home and Family

You are a traditionalist when it comes to family values. You want the security and refuge of family in your life. This year it’s wise to focus on your long range benefit: When Jupiter enters your sign in December, it will boost your joy in your everyday surroundings and make your life easier! You will feel warm and happy in your personal life and your family relationships. Jupiter will increase your self-confidence and poise and serve you well! It will attract the resources that you need in your life to feel secure.

Keep in mind that you might entertain a residential move in four to five years because your aim will certainly be to solidify your home base six years from now. It is good to know this because you are a planner. In fact, you are a sign who intends to have a well-planned ending! You don’t leave things to chance. You make them happen.

My Capricorn Mantra for 2019: “A vision is arising within me this year. Angels are whispering in my ear.”

*****

Aquarius

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Element: Air

Symbol: The Water Carrier

Ruling Planet: Uranus

“If I went to work in a factory, the first thing I would do is join a union.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Jan 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Hello Aquarius!

You’re one-of-a-kind, independent, rebellious and a fighter for the planet. (You can’t leave home without a petition.) You’re modern, quirky and unpredictable. (Guess who’s the most misunderstood sign in the zodiac!) Tight schedules give you rashes and headaches. Rocket science, aviation and airports call your name. You love your friends and are an amazing net-worker! You thrive in clubs, organizations and unions. You’re sexually experimental. You have eclectic tastes, but yet, you value tradition. One more thing – you’re smart. Really smart!

A Backwards Glance

Around 1996, you entered a three-year window of fluctuating jobs and changing residences. Fortunately, by 1998, your financial scene improved, which allowed you to get serious about where you wanted to live. By 2004 you were busting your buns and by 2006 – voila! It was your turn to shine!

Partnerships were challenging in 2007 and those that were more trouble than they were worth ended. Your earnings took a lovely leap around 2010. By 2014, you were styling!

By 2017, many of you took a major trip while others explored opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law and school. Last year was a fantastic year because lucky Jupiter brought you amazing opportunities to travel and expand your world. It was a year to boost your confidence. Life was good!

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

This year your life will flow more easily. With minimum effort, you’ll get a maximum reward. Don’t hesitate to “think big” because this is the year to do this. Your hopes and dreams for the future play a strong role in guiding your decisions this year. Because your ideals are aroused, you will nurture decisions that commit you to a heavy involvement with groups and organizations that work for broad social reform.

One thing is certain, it is to your strong advantage to work with others this year either in a partnership or in groups. That’s because your big take away for this year is that your interaction with others will benefit you. Remember this. Join professional organizations and stay in touch with people in your field.

An indication that change is afoot is the fact that you’re starting to downsize. This could be a conscious decision; or it will happen because when you do something, or talk to someone – you no longer get the response you expected. Things are different. Along with this, you have a growing desire to streamline your life. This quality of winnowing your life in a professional sense combined with your new idealism and desire to infiltrate new groups and explore new ideas will start to take you in a new direction.

Relationships

This is a popular year! Everyone wants to see your face! Of course, you enjoy friends and are involved in groups. But this year, these qualities are magnified! You will be much more involved in group activities and organizations. You might even start an organization.

Remember: Any kind of involvement with others – professionally, personally or socially, will benefit you. Friends will be supportive. You will make new friends. New contacts will be valuable to you. Naturally, this works both ways and you will benefit others as well. This social interaction will pump your enthusiasm, which is one of the reasons you will be so happy this year. It’s rewarding and satisfying!

You might travel with a friend this year or travel because of your involvement with an organization. Take note that if your efforts somehow improve the lives of others around you, then your life will improve likewise. If your efforts just improve your own life, then the benefits you receive will be less. (Hey, I didn’t make the rules.)

Home and Family

As your contact with others increases through friendships, new introductions and your involvement with groups and associations, this will affect your home life in two ways: The first is that you will bring people home because they are new friends or because they are groups with which you are involved. This is one way your home and family life will be impacted.

The second way involves the fact that you feel big decisions coming on! As part of this process of change taking place, you are going through attics, lockers, storage places, closets and cupboards to get rid of what you think is no longer relevant in your life. You will recycle, sell or give away what you do not want. You are streamlining your world because you’re getting ready for a big change. This change might not yet be apparent, but it might involve a residential move in the next year or so. This is something to think about.

Meanwhile, because this is a happy, easy-going year for you, obviously, your relations with family members will be upbeat and positive! Yes you’re a winner this year! Be grateful for your good fortune.

My Aquarius Mantra for 2019: “All my interactions with others will benefit me this year!”

*****

Pisces

(Feb. 19-March 20)

Element: Water

Symbol: The Fish

Ruling Planet: Neptune

“Compassion is the basis of all morality.” Arthur Schopenhauer (Feb. 22 1788 – Sept 21, 1860)

Hello Pisces!

You’re a shape shifter. You are kind and compassionate. You have an incredible imagination that supports a fine intelligence. (Think Einstein!) You weep easily because Pisces rules the lachrymose glands, which are your tear ducts. (Can you your Kleenex wholesale?) You can be euphoric and suicidal all before noon. Because you have grace and style in your movement, you thrive in music and the arts. You’re at home with dreams and illusion, especially film and photography. In a perfect world, you have a great dance partner, fabulous shoes and someone who adores you.

A Backwards Glance

The year 1994 was when you set out on a new path to reinvent yourself. From 1999 until 2001, life was a roller coaster with job changes and residential moves. By 2001, many of you moved to bigger and better digs. By 2011, money and support from others was diminished or withdrawn. Finally, in 2016, you reached a time of harvest. This was the beginning of a career peak when the seeds you planted since 2001 began to come to fruition. The year 2018 brought travel opportunities and got a chance to explore the world. This was also a great year to explore new avenues in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and anything to do with further schooling or higher education.

What will 2019 be like?

Money and Career

This is a fantastic year for your career because lucky Jupiter is at the top of your chart making you look fabulous in the eyes of bosses, parents and VIPs. This is one of the best times in over a decade for you, which is why you will try hard to move ahead in your profession, your career or anything to do with your social status and your reputation. People easily admire you this year, even if you don’t do anything special. You will look affluent in the eyes of others – and certainly successful.

Expect a promotion at work, public recognition and respect and admiration from your peers. As a result of this, you will feel more confident, and this year will be one of the few times in your life when you are really in touch with what you can do. Very rewarding!

Many of you will be involved in work-related travel much more than usual. Whatever happens in your career, one thing is certain: your experience of the world will expand and you will be in touch with people who are different – people who have something to teach you! This is not to be taken lightly because the next time this happens for you will be 2031. (Oh yes, gather ye rosebuds while ye may.)

Relationships

You are enjoying success in your career and your ability to dazzle others, and let’s face it, success is sexy! You will look very good in the eyes of others, which is why relationships will be enjoyable and successful this year. Singles will easily attract others because you look like a catch. (And you are!) However, relationships will also be supportive to you this year in practical terms.

Most of you will solidify an existing relationship in terms of commitment and future expectations. This is because of the relationship with Saturn and your Sun. You will attract someone who admires the fact that you are more disciplined and have a careful, practical approach to life. It’s easy for you to be persevering and hard-working this year, and these are qualities that most people are attracted to you because it implies that their own future security will benefit as well. In other words, you are a solid bet. (Yeah, yeah you’re charming but will anyone lend you money?)

Home and Family

Like all the other aspects of your life, home and family will benefit hugely from your success and all the good things that are coming to fruition at this time. Obviously, because you feel you are on a more solid footing, you will provide for your home and family with greater confidence and ease. For starters, many of you will be making more money, which allows you to have a richer private life. In addition, because your relations with others, especially authority figures and parents, are more positive, this obviously lends to good feelings in the family and with relatives and those who are close to you.

However, do be aware that something in the immediate future is hovering that might impact your home and family and it is this: In about a year, you will to start to downsize by going through closets, cupboards, garages and storage lockers to get rid of what you no longer need. This is because you are going to start to lay the groundwork for a major change in about five years.

My Pisces Mantra for 2019: “I deserve my success!”

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