For the Year 20194>
- Overview -
Year of 2019: You’ve got to learn the rules before you can break them, Aquarius. But with Saturn and Pluto cracking down in Capricorn this year, you’ve had just about enough of rules. After all, you’ve got to uphold your reputation as the “rebel” of the zodiac!
Still, your best kept secret is that you actually crave structure. You’d just rather create a system that works for you than conform to someone else’s. Remember, though: it takes more discipline to be different.
Over the last seven years, Uranus in Aries has stirred up a lot of controversy, both personal and political. And you haven’t been shy about speaking your mind—even if it’s alienated some of the people closest to you. Tempers have flared up and burnt out pretty quickly… but the long-term consequences for your relationships remain to be seen.
Once Uranus moves into Taurus on March 6, the cracks begin to show. And by the time Venus in your sign squares Mars in Taurus (March 21), you could finally reach your breaking point. Family members may never see eye-to-eye—but if they don’t get you, Aquarius, somebody out there will!
With Uranus in your fourth house, the next seven years could radically reinvent what “home,” “family,” and “belonging” mean to you. And at the Virgo new moon on August 30, a Grand Earth Trine (which includes Uranus) helps you put down roots for a new kind of tribe. The moon, sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo bring healing for old trauma through mutually supportive relationships that simplify your life. And Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn give you the strength to live with the courage of your convictions.
The best news of all, Aquarius? With Jupiter spending most of the year in Sagittarius (your eleventh house of community) you won’t have to do it alone! Two Venus-Jupiter conjunctions (January 22 and November 24) bring ample opportunity to connect with other visionaries like you. And Jupiter’s squares to Neptune (January 13, June 16, and September 21) challenge you to transcend your differences and find common ground—just make sure you’re not selling out on the values you cherish most.
- Romance & Love -
Year of 2019: Over the last two years, eclipses in your sign and the opposite sign of Leo have put you through some major relationship rites of passage. Whether it brought painful endings, joyful new beginnings, or both, one thing’s for sure: after this, Aquarius, you’ll never look at love in quite the same way again.
The Leo lunar eclipse on January 20 brings this chapter of your love story to its logical conclusion. And by the new moon in Leo on July 31—the same day Mercury stations direct—you’ll be ready to start writing the next one!
Mercury spends the summer going back and forth between Cancer and Leo. In each of these signs, he’ll meet up with action-oriented Mars (June 18 and July 8), driving home the message that love is a verb. We all need to hear “I love you” now and then, but actions speak louder than words—and it’s the little things you do for each other every day that add up to a truly great romance. What has your partner done for you lately, Aquarius? And what can you do to show them you’re the real deal?
Keeping it real can be a bit of a challenge this year, with Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces (January 13, June 16, and September 21). And in June, Venus in Gemini throws more fuel on the fire! Her aspects to Jupiter and Neptune on the twenty-third and twenty-fourth have you feeling fun and flirty… but the attraction may be quick to fizzle out. Even if you’re head-over-heels, a night out with friends sounds a lot more exciting than a quiet evening in.
The tables are turned in Virgo season, when a Venus-Mars conjunction (August 24) opposes Neptune and squares Jupiter. This time, it could be a case of “all work and no play.” Yes, relationships do take work… and when Venus and Mars team up, there’s nothing they can’t do. But if love isn’t fun, Aquarius, you’re doing it wrong—so make sure playtime is also a priority!
- Career & Finance -
Year of 2019: You’re a spirit in the material world, Aquarius—but there’s no avoiding money matters in 2019.
After all, with Neptune still in Pisces, cash flow is “easy come, easy go.” And three Jupiter-Neptune squares (January 13, June 16, and September 21) make it even more tempting to live beyond your means.
Fortunately, Mercury will be spending two months in Pisces (your second house of finance), giving you plenty of time to balance your checkbook. From February 10-April 16, try keeping a money diary to track your expenses. If the numbers don’t add up, use Mercury’s retrograde (March 5-28) to rework your budget.
Mercury goes retrograde three times this year—and for better or worse, Aquarius, all three happen in career and money houses. Progress may be slow, but with the North Node in Cancer (your sixth house of work), trust that things are moving in the right direction.
The total solar eclipse in Cancer (July 2) could signal a new direction. Still, with Mercury retrograde for most of July, it’s probably too soon to switch jobs. Update your resume and brush up your interviewing skills, so you’ll be ready to seize your moment when the time comes.
Mercury conjuncts Mars twice this summer: once in Cancer, opposite Saturn and Pluto (June 18) and once in Leo (July 8). If you’ve been complaining about the same work problems forever, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is!
There’ll be no more time to waste once Mercury settles into Scorpio (October 3-December 9, retrograde October 31-November 20). With Mercury and other inner planets opposing Uranus, constant interruptions make it hard to keep your eye on the prize. But they’re also a reminder of the need for work/life balance.
Yes, Aquarius, you can have it all… as long as you remember success isn’t “all-or-nothing.”