2019 horoscope: what does your year have in store?
At BALANCE, we like to give everything a chance — including astrology, especially at a time when it’s having a such a millennial-led renaissance. On our search for answers via horoscopes, we came across astrologer Francesca Oddie, who we thought would be the perfect person to guide our first foray into the area.
Whether we close 2018 on a blissful meditation or go to bed in the early hours of the 1st of January high on booze fumes, we’ll likely feel eager to get the new year off to a productive start.
Saturn demands results and Mars in Aries is ready for action. This is the year we make it, whatever that may be for you, happen. Our intentions are serious and our collective drive is strong. All this, coupled with a powerful eclipse on the 6th of January, means 2019 is the year to experience transformation.
Read on to see what the horoscopes 2019 are saying for you, depending on your star sign…
ARIES (20TH MARCH – 20TH APRIL)
We know you like to lead, so come first and win! Early 2019 sees you continue with some intense trailblazing; perhaps you are teaching, traveling or sharing your ideas with the world. You are developing your own personal standing and status, but this may involve some friction with those who have power over you. Remember to focus on the people who really matter to you. Your continued effort and dedication will pay off when Jupiter moves into Capricorn on the 2nd December.
TIP: Projects and activity make you feel alive. Whether it’s an energetic sport or side hustle, making things happen is your zen.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 5th April
DATE NIGHT: 14th September
TAURUS (20TH APRIL – 21ST MAY)
As a Taurus, you’ve always had a certain fondness for stability and security but, with Uranus entering your sign again on March 6th, life will feel light, fresh and exciting. There was a taster of this in 2018, when you felt a sudden desire to be free and shake up the status quo. While this may seem unnerving, it will be immensely liberating as your sometimes-restrictive emotional ties are being severed. This new risky approach may even encourage you to part with your cash for exciting investment projects.
TIP: Soothe your senses with a walk in the park, a home cooked meal, essential oils or a massage.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 4th May
DATE NIGHT: 8th October
GEMINI (21ST MAY – 21ST JUNE)
Sociable Gemini loves to chat and relate to people, and in 2019 you will continue to expand your social circle. You probably don’t need to be told to get out there to mix and mingle, but this really is the year for it. But, a word of caution; consider opting for quality events over quantity as you need to avoid burn-out. Your finances and investments are in for a reboot and it could be the your bank balance receives a boost as the result of some brilliant people you meet on your adventures this year.
TIP: Gemini needs a project, to connect ideas and communicate them. Book clubs or blog updates are for you.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 3rd June
DATE NIGHT: 8th January
CANCER (21ST JUNE – 23RD JULY)
As a sensitive water sign, Cancer would rather bite their lip than confront someone but, with the current transits and eclipses in your sign, the need to set boundaries and eliminate certain relationships is called for. The confidence boost you need might be rooted in an improved daily routine, a better work schedule or a new exercise plan. From March, you are set to meet some new friends who will help you to deal with any challenges to your personal and professional relationships.
TIP: The need to feel needed is at your core, so find someone or something to nurture.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 2nd July
DATE NIGHT: 4th February
LEO (23RD JULY – 23RD AUGUST)
Leo is a leader and master delegator but, with Saturn in the section of your chart concerning work and routine, it might feel like a bit of a slog as you have to roll up your sleeves and lead by example. The eclipses this year provide you with the opportunity to refine your schedule and eliminate any unnecessary tasks. 6th January could be the day to say no to the vice of your choice as, when your self-discipline peaks, brilliant adventures, romances and creative projects have the space to shine through.
TIP: Finding the way to exude your colours out into the world is key! How are you celebrating yourself?
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 1st August
DATE NIGHT: 1st March
VIRGO (23RD AUGUST – 23RD SEPTEMBER)
Order, structure and precision are some of your favourite words and, with Saturn in Capricorn, your love of organisation could filter its way into your hobbies or how you interact with your children. “Rules make the games more fun!” That being said, when Uranus returns to Taurus in March, you might feel like making a particularly detailed holiday plan, perhaps even a spreadsheet, and embarking on the adventurous (but very well organised) holiday of a lifetime.
TIP: Breathing, meditation and correct diet are key for a Virgo to experience balance.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 30th August
DATE NIGHT: 26th March
LIBRA (23RD SEPTEMBER – 23RD OCTOBER)
Real conversations with your friends and neighbours will help you to process the big changes going on at home, whether it’s renovations, life changes or simply having some deep and meaningful conversations with your family. Your relationships may have been a little destabilising over the past few years, but from March you are set to enjoy a breather. April brings enhanced joys as Venus enters your love sector on the 20th.
TIP: Light conversation and socialising is key.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 28th September
DATE NIGHT: 20th April
SCORPIO (23RD OCTOBER – 22ND NOVEMBER)
The start of this year is rich with the potential to focus on what you value or how you feel valued by others. From March, some exciting changes impact all your partnerships; this is something that was felt in the middle of 2018, when your characteristically loyal and enduring emotions suddenly altered, delivering a rather unusual desire to feel free. You might find that, in relinquishing some of your desire for control and forming either romantic or business partnerships with innovative people, you might discover some magic.
TIP: Whether it’s a few hours alone with your tarot cards and journal, or an intense conversation with your partner, depth and understanding is your zen.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 28th October
DATE NIGHT: 15th May
SAGITTARIUS (22ND NOVEMBER – 22ND DECEMBER)
With joyful Jupiter at home in Sagittarius, luck is on your side. This is a gift that is given to all signs every 12 years so, for 2019, you can truly embody the expansive energy of your Sagittarius soul. The way we experience the world is filtered through our own lens and this year it’s rose-tinted and gold-plated! With respect to work and earning money, “the harder you work the luckier you get”. Finances are experiencing a reset and, with the Sagittarius’ penchant for indulgence and overspending, this is a good year for tightening your purse strings.
TIP: Freedom, adventure and learning make you feel alive. Consider reading a book, planning a trip or enrolling on a course.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 26th November
DATE NIGHT: 9th June
CAPRICORN (22ND DECEMBER – 20TH JANUARY)
Capricorn is famously ambitious, but this year really could be one of the most transformational of your life. You know that hard work gets results, so focus, reframe, transform and flourish. Working too hard might leave you feeling isolated and pressured, but all the more reason to celebrate, nurture and attend to your significant others. Avoiding the urge to bury your nose in your projects will keep you balanced.
TIP: Take the time to celebrate each small success. You are ambitious, but remember to enjoy the climb to the top.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 6th January
DATE NIGHT: 3rd July
AQUARIUS (20TH JANUARY – 19TH FEBRUARY)
Another year of deep reflection might be on the cards for you. 2019 offers an opportunity to address the practical elements of your life, such as your diet and exercise routines. Taking some alone time to ponder your dreams will be vital but, as the friendliest sign of the zodiac, your already large and varied friendship group will experience a boost this year. From March, you might feel like uprooting and broadening your horizons.
TIP: A group, whether online or offline, is a great place for you to connect and feel connected to like-minded individuals.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 4th February
DATE NIGHT: 28th July
PISCES (19TH FEBRUARY – 20TH MARCH)
This looks to be a great year for expanding and enhancing your social standing. You might be feeling a little more energetic than usual and, if you make use of it, success and high achievement can be yours. It’s said we are “the average of the five people we spend the most time with”; 2019 is a great year for you to explore your social circle and make sure you are spending time with people who nurture and celebrate your creativity.
TIP: Remember Pisces is an incredibly intuitive, sensitive and magical sign so time spent painting, meditating or simply sitting in bed reading alone is always of value.
DATE TO MAKE WISHES: 6th March
DATE NIGHT: 21st August
Francesca Oddie is an astrologer who consults, talks, YouTubes and hosts events internationally. She studied at the London School of Astrology, The Faculty of Astrological Studies, The Astrological Lodge of London and The College of Psychic Studies.