January 04, 2019
Aisyahscopes: January 2019

With two eclipses this month, January is a time of change, to reassess and set the tone for the coming year.

by Aisyah Llewellyn, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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Happy New Year, Magdalene readers! It is a shiny new year and that means that you also have a shiny new horoscope for 2019. It was a hard year for many signs last year, and it’s no surprise that many of us took to social media to declare 2018 both the best and worst year of our lives. There were a lot of ups and downs, but January will be a positive month for many of us with lots of happy aspects that bring opportunities our way. Also of note, however, is that we have not one, but two eclipses this month which are always a time of change. Look at this as the chance to reassess your new year’s resolutions and set the tone for the coming year. Good things are coming if you can learn to roll with the punches!
 
Here’s how it will all go down…
 
5 January: Capricorn Solar Eclipse
 
We start the year with an eclipse and we will have a New Moon and a Solar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn, which is all about work and ambition. This is likely to be a friendly eclipse for many of us although it will bring with it some shake ups in your world. Take these as a sign from the universe that you need to let go of outdated ways of doing things.
 
21/22 January: Leo Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse:
 



We have another eclipse towards the end of January and this will be a slightly tense time of the month. There are a lot of changes that may happen now and secrets could be revealed, although the eclipse means that you won’t have all the information. As such, learn what you can now but put off making big decisions. People could be jittery around this time so practice kindness and patience!
 
And now for a look at each individual sign...

Capricorn
 
Happy New Year, Capricorn! This is also your birthday month and of course it’s all about you, you, you now! This could mean that you find yourself in the spotlight somewhat and it is a good moment for you to knuckle down and focus on what you want for the year ahead. It could be that you have been a little confused lately about “brand Capricorn” and fortunately the eclipses are here to blow away the cobwebs and help you get back on the right path. There are changes coming to all signs this month, which will be positive in nature if you can learn to embrace them. When it comes to your love life, you may have some thinking to do around 21/22 January when the eclipse hits, particularly if you have joint finances or property with a loved one. Use the month of January as a chance to press the reset button on your life and you won’t go wrong, Capricorn!
 
Aquarius
 
Happy New Year, Aquarius! This month you have the Sun in your Twelfth House of the Subconscious Mind, so there will be a lot going on for you beneath the surface. This could be a powerful time for you if you need to let go of any old baggage, particularly around the time of the two eclipses on 5 and 21/22 January. Remember that when one door closes, another opens in your life, Aquarius, so there is nothing to fear now about the changes that the eclipses may bring. You could also find towards the end of the month that some of your romantic connections are tested, and this could be the ideal moment for you to reassess your unions to make sure you are on the right track. If you’re single, then this is also a good time for you to work out what you really want for your romantic future in 2019.
 
Pisces

Happy New Year, Pisces! Throughout January you have the Sun in your Eleventh House of Friends and Groups and this is the area of your life that is going to bring you great riches, while also being tested somewhat. It could be that a friend has become something more in your life and now you need to work out what you want to do about this strange union. In many ways, the universe is going to show you the way through the two powerful eclipses that are going to hit in January, so you need to look out for the messages that fall into your lap throughout the month. This could also be a period of your life where some people fall out of your social sphere and others are added, and if some unions have run their course then you would be wise to let them go. This might seem difficult for your emotional sign, but you will feel lighter in the coming months as a result.
 
Aries
 
Happy New Year, Aries! You have the Sun in your Tenth House of Ambition and Professional Honors this month which means that your star is on the rise. 2018 was perhaps a difficult year for you professionally and it could have been that you were in a state of transition from one job to another or similar. If that is the case, take heart, things are going to start moving in your favor and January and February will be stellar work months for you. Your love life could also be caught in a state of flux, and it could be that you have some thinking to do as you try to untangle some tricky communication issues. Again, whether you want to break up or make a new romantic commitment, the wheels will start turning now. If you’re single then this is a good time to meet someone, Aries! 
 
Taurus
 
Happy New Year, Taurus! This month you have the Sun in your Ninth House which rules Travel, Foreign Lands and Higher Education. Some of you may be going back to school or taking a course or class now, and if that is the case then you will have a lot of hard work on your hands. But...it will be nothing you can’t handle and you will relish the challenge, which could bring with it a career opportunity or similar. Many of you may travel for work, or you could get the chance to go on the trip of a lifetime, so if someone asks you to book a ticket at the last minute, the best advice is to go for it! When it comes to love, you could also meet a sexy stranger with a foreign accent or who comes from a completely different culture this month.
 
Gemini
 
Happy New Year, Gemini! We start the year with the Sun in your Eighth House of Other People’s Money and there could be a windfall in your financial future this month. The first few weeks of January are especially lucky for you in terms of wealth luck, so you may find that you get a sizeable tax return or news of an inheritance. This is a sweet start to the year for you, Gemini, but make sure you use this wealth luck while you can and save your pennies for a rainy day. At the end of the month you could find some surprising conversations flow around you and secrets could be revealed, thanks to the Supermoon on 21/22 January, so make sure you think everything through before you react to whatever goes down. There is nothing to fear here, but you do need to listen to the messages from the heavens.
 
Cancer
 
Happy New Year, Cancer! This is going to be a very important month for you, particularly when it comes to love. You have the Sun in your Seventh House of committed partnerships, so you may well spend much of January ruminating on your closest relationships. This could mean that a breakup is on the cards or that you get closer to your mate or partner, depending on the strength of your union. If it’s time to say goodbye, then know that this is the universe’s way of clearing space for something even better. By March, things will have sorted themselves out and you will have a much clearer picture about your romantic future. For now however, you would do well to put the time in and give this the headspace it deserves. Surprising changes could come in your personal life around the time of the eclipses on 5 January and 21/22 January, so take note of what happens then.
 
Leo
 
Happy New Year, Leo! Health is in the spotlight for you this month as you have the Sun in your Sixth House of Health and Wellness. It could be that you have had a health issue for some time that you have been ignoring, but now you will have to confront it head on! The eclipses this month could also bring some changes with them and these are likely to target your daily routines, so there could be some shake ups in the way you live your life. Just know that these are bringing great changes your way, if you can learn to embrace them. The eclipse that hits on 21/22 January falls in your sign, putting the spotlight on you, but also covering up some aspects of your world. This means that it’s a time to dream big and put some plans in place for the future, but you would do well to wait until the end of January or the beginning of February to put them into practice.
 
Virgo
 
Happy New Year, Virgo! January kicks off with the Sun in your Fifth House of True Love which means that you could feel as if you are hit with all of Cupid’s arrows at once! This is good news, but you could also find that you get some romantic surprises at the same time which could bring you closer to a loved one, or push you further apart if things have not been going well. If you work in a creative field you will find that you feel even more inspired now than usual, so use this time to pitch clients and get ahead. The end of the month brings with it a jangling energy that could mean that people are a little on edge, so it is not the best time to hit anyone with pitches or a big speech about work or love. News will also come your way at that time which could push your plans off course. Just go with it, there is no other choice!
 
Libra
 
Happy New Year, Libra! For much of the month of January you have the Sun in your Fourth House of Home and Family. This means that you could find yourself moving house in January, and if you have been looking for the perfect home for some time then you are likely to find it following the eclipse on 5 January. You could also be focused on your place in the world and your family members, and there could be some surprises in store around 21/22 January when you need to do sudden repairs, move, or find out some surprising information about someone close to you. The key is to take everything in your stride and surf the waves of change that are encircling you now. You will have a much stronger home life in the coming months, so January is a necessary time of flux as you figure things out, Libra.
 
Scorpio
 
Happy New Year, Scorpio! We have the Sun in your Third House of Communication this month and this is all about how you are heard and perhaps read. There could be some great career moments on the horizon for you now, but you need to make sure you can spot them and jump on them quickly when they emerge. Towards the end of the month there could be some tension with loved ones and you could find that some surprising conversations come your way. The best course of action now is to listen and be careful about making any sweeping statements that you can’t take back. As you are a fixed sign, you may want to cling to the old way of doing things, but realistically that is probably no longer going to be an option, so you really need to let change into your domestic life. It is there to make things better, even if you can’t see the positives right this second!
 
Sagittarius
 
Happy New Year, Sagittarius! Throughout most of January you have the Sun in your Second House of Finance, so money matters will be on your mind. At the start of the month you could find some ingenious ways to make or save money and this could light for the way for a more stable financial future in 2019. Towards the end of the month you may find that you get some startling news about your work or the people involved in your work life or inner social circle, and you may find that something comes to an end now. If that is the case, don’t try to cling to it as it is paving the way for something much better. It could even come in disguise, such as a work offer that means you need to leave a company and people you consider family, but trust that this is helping to catapult you to the next level in your life.
Aisyah Llewellyn is a professional freelance writer. Much of her work is focused on astrology writing and she specializes in compatibility reports and relationship advice by sign.