We start off with only one planet, Uranus, in retrograde motion but will station direct on January 6, 2019. Then all planets are in direct motion till March 5, 2019. That will be the first Mercury retrograde of 2019. 

2019 will be better than 2018. Why? Less retrograde planets. We had both Mars and Venus retrograde on top of all the Mercury retrograde periods. Retrograde energy can get more intense as we look more closely into ourselves. More stressful for humanity.  

Also, we have something that does not happen often to start off 2019. 4 planets in their own signs. (Dignity). Mars in Aries, Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces.  

Mars will enter Taurus on February 14, 2019 so we have a very strong energy for the 4 signs mentioned to fulfill desires till Valentine’s Day.  

If you have Sun, Moon or rising in any of the 4 signs mentioned earlier, you have some extra luck in all areas of life. Take advantage of starting off 2019 with energy that can manifest the things you want most in life.  

The SOLAR ECLIPSES of 2019 will be in the signs of Capricorn, Leo and Cancer. January 5 is in Capricorn at 15 degrees, January 21 is in the sign of Leo at zero degrees. July 2, 2019 in the sign of Cancer at 10 degrees and July 16 will be in the sign of Capricorn at 24 degrees. The last eclipse will be on December 26, 2019 in Capricorn at 4 degrees. 

If you have Sun, Moon or rising in any of these signs then you will be taking on the issues of the houses they fall in.  

January 4, 2019, starts off with Mercury entering Capricorn followed by our first new Moon solar eclipse in Capricorn at 15 degrees (8:28PM EST). If you have Sun, Moon or rising in Capricorn you are trying to balance family life with your work life. 

Capricorn’s tend to overwork and forget their loved ones and think they are doing them a favor by working and supporting the family (Cancer). But their absence is felt and it hurts loved ones on an emotional/spiritual level. Money is one thing but time spent with loved ones is just as valuable.  

This new Moon solar eclipse chart has 5 planets plus the South Node all in Capricorn. With the new government body being sworn in the balance of power is being tilted and emphasis on government reform and policy reforms will be very active for the first 6 months of 2019. Capricorn energy is the carpenters and builders of the Zodiac.  

Uranus turns direct on January 6 and now all planets are in direct motion. Uranus will enter Taurus again in March.  

Uranus is the awakener and we have seen volcanos erupt, earthquakes and erratic weather patterns. I have said in recent articles that this 7-year period could bring UFO activity, solar flares and that those living out on islands should consider moving more inland or off the islands all together.  

Uranus is causing the stock market to have very large ups and downs as its conjuncts the progressed Venus in the U.S.A chart, I use Gemini rising at 7 degrees, and both Uranus and Venus are in the twelfth house of debt. Uranus creates sudden swings. 

As Uranus pulls away from progressed Venus by the end of February, we should see the market stabilize. President Trump will have transiting Jupiter conjunct his natal Moon in Sagittarius around February 23rd and this could be the time that he meets again with the leader of North Korea and a deal with China is made. 

Both of these things are at a turning point in the markets. It is also a time that the investigation into the President will end and no serious charges will be made.  

Also, Uranus will move for a third conjunction to Nancy Pelosi’s natal Saturn at zero degrees in March. I predicted at the beginning of 2018 that she would resign or come down with a health issue. It looks like it is going to be a health issue sometime in the last weeks of February through the middle of April. The new younger generation is not happy with her as she only won by 2 votes to be party leader.  

Venus will move into Sagittarius on the 7th and this sign is enjoying increased abundance and romance till Venus moves into Capricorn on February 3, 2019.  

Sun enters Aquarius on January 20, 2019 at 4:00AM EST followed by a full Moon lunar eclipse in Leo at zero degrees on January 21. Happy Birthday to Aquarius.  

Aquarius and Leo are opposite signs. Leo is more concerned with individual attentions and Aquarius is more concerned with groups and organizations. If you have Sun, Moon and rising in Leo or Aquarius, you are affected by this eclipse. Leadership verses team players.  

Leo is also affiliated with the performing arts. Maybe more attentions to the arts in schools would be helpful. We need music and art to heal America which is in trouble spiritually with more gun violence than ever in public areas. Why not teach people how to play an instrument rather than put a gun in their hands. Sounds simple to me.  

Mercury moves into Aquarius on the 24th. Mercury is exalted here and those with Sun, Moon or rising in Aquarius have a clear intellect that creates new inventions and orderly thought process.  

Happy New Year 2019 to everyone. May all of your dreams come true in this very inspirational year. 

Lou Valentino has been doing astrological consultations for over 25 years in both Western and Vedic charts. Call him at 860-574-9467 to set up an appointment.  



Monthly Column

January 2019 by Lou Valentino