Every year brings about new beginnings, opportunities, and challenges — and 2019 won’t be any different! The cosmos is going to bless us with wonderful possibilities, while also putting obstacles in our path that are meant to help us grow and transform. The key to having a successful year is knowing how to work with these energies, so you end up coming out on top.
That’s why we’ve created a handy chart highlighting all the most influential transits happening throughout the year! Keep reading to learn more about the peaks and pitfalls of 2019…
Solar Eclipse in Capricorn
Date: January 5
Talk about a cosmic kickstart to help you start your New Year off on the right foot! A Solar Eclipse in Capricorn is going to highlight a new beginning in some area of your life. Because this eclipse is closely aligned with Saturn, also in Capricorn, you’re ready to embrace this opportunity by rolling up your sleeves and getting down to business. And with all the persevering Goat energy floating around, you can be sure that any groundwork you lay during this eclipse will have serious long-term potential. Use this energy to set yourself up for long-term success!
Jupiter square Neptune
Date: January 13, June 16, September 21 (Next occurrence: 2025)
With Neptune’s illusory energy and Jupiter’s expansive energy, you could find yourself very easily deceived when these two planets aspect. This might be the time when you trust someone you shouldn’t or wear rose-colored glasses with a potential love interest. You could feel more optimistic than usual — but exercise caution as this misleading energy could take you down a much riskier path than you’d care to go down. Fortunately, once you get past September 21, you won’t have to worry about this energy for another six years.
Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo
Date: January 21
Talk about a Total (Lunar) Eclipse of the heart! Because this eclipse takes place in the loving sign of Leo, matters around your deepest desires and whether they’re being fulfilled could come into focus for you. What do you crave? Are your needs being met? Are you holding onto outdated beliefs of what love is supposed to look like? This eclipse not only serves as a reminder that we accept the love we think we deserve, but it also highlights that when we stop searching for something, we might realize it was in front of us all along.
Saturn sextile Neptune
Dates: January 31, June 18, November 8 (Next occurrence: 2031)
The impossible becomes the not-so-impossible when stabilizing Saturn syncs up with idealistic Neptune. All those dreams you’ve had but could never quite bring to fruition become possible now. Saturn helps you focus Neptune’s blurry lens, meaning that you’re able to hold onto your wildest fantasies, while also applying hard work and a sensible approach. This is truly a dreams-do-come-true transit, so don’t let this energy go to waste. After November 8, you won’t have another opportunity like this for another 12 years!
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces
Dates: March 5 – March 28
This retrograde period could be a doozy! Mercury Retrograde on its own gets a little messy for all of us, but when the planet of communication goes haywire in the spacey sign of Pisces, you could feel yourself becoming depleted, showing up late to appointments, and having an inability to concentrate. But this retrograde period isn’t all bad news. You can use this Mercury-Pisces combo to your advantage by indulging in a little escapism, allowing yourself to daydream and fantasize more than you normally would.
Uranus enters Taurus
Date: March 6
Uranus entered Taurus back in May 2018 but backpedaled into Aries during its retrograde period. Once Taurus re-enters Taurus, he’ll remain there through April 2026. Taurus is a sign that loves things to stay the same, while Uranus likes major shake-ups. This means that this transit could chip away at the foundations you’ve set up in your life, encouraging you to reinvent yourself in some way. Taurus is about values and the materials world, so you could see major changes in these areas of your life during this transit.
Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer
Date: July 2
Total Solar Eclipses are potent enough on their own, but the eclipse in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn. This energy could cause issues relating to leaving your comfort zone and reimagining the definition of what’s familiar or secure to arise. Thinks of this eclipse as a much-needed cosmic nudge to let go of whatever it was you thought made you solid, so you can truly become the master of your own universe.
Mercury Retrograde in Leo & Cancer
Dates: July 7 – July 31
This Mercury Retrograde period begins in Leo and ends in Cancer. When Mercury backpedals through Leo, you’ll be tasked to speak more directly from the heart, setting aside your ego in favor of true communication. Unfortunately, not everything will be quite as heartfelt when Mercury dips back into Cancer, because you might find that you and your family members can’t seem to get on the same page. Don’t let rising tensions get the best of you!
Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn
Date: July 16
Brace yourself, because this could shape up to be a very powerful and emotional eclipse for you! Why? The Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn will be only two degrees away from Pluto, the planet of depth, passion, and intensity. This means the energy from this event could expose secrets and shine a light on bad behaviors. And once this stuff comes to the surface … well, it could create some serious conflict. However, this could end up being a good thing, helping you create dramatic transformations personally, in your relationships, or even in our society as a whole.
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio
Dates: October 31 – November 20
Scorpio loves to expose our dirty messes, and Mercury is the planet of communication. So, when these two forces sync up in the sky, you could be confronted with issues of honesty and intimacy, shocked by a secret that surfaces, forced to deal with the pain of a previous betrayal, or even be pushed into having a conversation with your own internal darkness. Needless to say, Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio could throw us all for a loop!
Jupiter enters Capricorn
Dates: December 2, 2019 – December 20, 2020
Jupiter will move from buoyant Sagittarius to serious Capricorn, signaling a time when you’ll go from making big strides to taking a more measured approach. Persistence is something Capricorn excels at, which means you’ll have the fortitude to push forward with your plans even when the going gets rough. You’ll receive all of Jupiter’s blessing during this transit if you make plans and stick to them. Fortunately, you’ll have the energy of the Goat supporting you to do just that for almost all of 2020.
Jupiter trine Uranus
Date: December 15, 2019 (Next occurrence: 2028)
When expansive Jupiter and revolutionary Uranus join forces, you are being given cosmic permission to push the envelope and explore uncharted territory. This isn’t the time to stick with what you know. These two planets want you to dare to be different, to take risks, to push your boundaries. If you’ve been feeling as though your life is full of routine and has grown stale, this is the perfect transit to shake things up. And by stretching yourself in this way, unexpected and exciting opportunities could fall into your lap. You don’t want to miss out on making the most of this energy, because you won’t have another opportunity like it until 2028!
Annular Solar Eclipse in Capricorn
Date: December 26
It would only make sense that the final eclipse of the year will be a magical one! Not only will it will be conjunct to Jupiter in Capricorn, but it will also be trine to Uranus in Taurus. What does this mean, exactly? If you’ve spent 2019 doing the work to secure your place in the world, you could be on the receiving end of material windfall you didn’t see coming. Talk about having the potential to end your year in the most amazing way!