Please note that the aspects below are most relevant when they connect with your natal chart in a meaningful way through a planetary aspect with a house cusp and/or your natal planet(s).
Mars enters Aries (Dec 31st) – Mars returns home to Aries. This is a very powerful placement, but you would be wise to think of it as a very sharp knife that can be used constructively or destructively. On the lower path, beware of pushing too hard due to increased feelings of impatience because this is the classic “leap before you look” energy. Your enthusiasm can potentially overwhelm your sense of logic and common sense or you may have an overly-confident sense that you know enough and decide to just plunge into a new direction without weighing the pros and cons. Slow down!
On the higher path, Mars in Aries blesses you with courage, determination, and stamina. This planetary aspect is best used for taking action and letting your faith in yourself move the mountains that stand before you. The sky truly is the limit for you once you really begin to trust yourself and give 100% of your heart, mind, and soul, but you may have to stop holding back a part of yourself due to a fear of getting hurt in some way. You may indeed get your nose bloodied by life, but you mustn’t be afraid of the thorns if you’re ever going to get to the rose. You are powerful now if you look inside and see the iron will that is yours. Use this energy to face your fears along with the hurt and pain inside you. This is powerful medicine that can heal you, so if you’re fed up with settling for less, this astrological placement provides the raw warrior energy to fight to get to the other side.
Sun conjunct Saturn (Jan 02nd) – This planetary aspect is ideal for the first month of the year because it helps you to align your heart with what needs to be done. Hence, the Sun conjunct Saturn is symbolic of dedication and discipline. This makes the first week of 2019 the perfect time to hit the ground running with goals that you’ve set for yourself. If you haven’t set any goals, it’s important that you do so because the Sun conjunct Saturn aspect indicates that it’s likely that you’ll commit to them on a long-term basis. However, you do need to make sure that you’re setting goals in which you’re willing to patiently apply yourself.
Mercury trine Uranus (Jan 04th) – This is a truly fantastic astrological aspect for problem-solving, brainstorming, and for planning. Apply yourself and you just might be surprised at the good ideas that come to you. In particular, Mercury trine Uranus works quite well with two or more people just bouncing ideas off of each other and thus developing a good idea into a potentially brilliant idea. The keywords for the Mercury trine Uranus aspect are innovation, brilliance, and genius.
Sun sextile Neptune (Jan 04th) – This astrological aspect favors those who tend to think from a more introspective and spiritual place. You’ll find it easier to ‘feel’ your way through life due to your enhanced sense of intuition. Trust your instincts now because you’re more likely to find yourself in the right place at the right time. If you’re in need of making a wise decision, look more in the direction of your heart instead of your head. Meditation during this week can not only be peaceful, but also potentially enlightening. The Sun sextile Neptune aspect also is favorable for giving of yourself to others in need in some way such as lending a sympathetic ear and/or by doing them a favor to help them out. On the other hand, someone could be doing this for you.
Mercury enters Capricorn (Jan 05th-23rd) – Mercury symbolizes the current mental frequency that the world is dialed into. Mercury in Capricorn is focused on business and career success. This makes this the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and commit yourself to putting in more hours at the office. Why? Well, because your mind is now aligned with truly focusing upon what needs to be done in a disciplined and orderly fashion. With this in mind, get very clear about your most important goals and have a practical strategy in place. Then you just have to go do the work. Know that by doing so, you will undoubtedly accomplish perhaps more than you thought possible just as long as you’re consistent.
New Moon in Capricorn (Jan 05th) – A New Moon symbolizes new beginnings. In the case of a New Moon in Capricorn, it’s an ideal time for starting a new business venture or for launching into a brand new direction in life. Doing so now indicates that you’re willing to get in the trenches and do whatever it takes to be successful. In other words, it empowers you to be more disciplined, focused, and motivated.