What does the universe have in store for you in the upcoming year?
The overarching theme in 2019 has a lot to do with learning to create balance -- a balance between having blind faith and grounding all of this remarkable idealism you find yourself swimming in. Make no mistake, you WILL move into the new year feeling as if the sky truly is the limit. It's amazing. There is, however, a subtle difference between living in la-la land and manifesting the destiny you know is within your grasp. In 2019 you get to master this fascinating lesson.
Jupiter, the planet of exuberance and faith, moved into his home sign of Sagittarius back on November 8, 2018, and will remain here through December 2, 2019. This presents an incredible opportunity to believe in the possibilities of life in a way that you might not have in quite some time. While Jupiter was touring Scorpio, there was an intensity to your pursuit of happiness that sometimes felt heavy. Now that Jupiter is in Sagittarius, you look and feel lighter. In fact, you might notice that you're all smiles as the year begins.
Keep your hopes in check
Jupiter will square Neptune on January 13, June 16, and September 21. Neptune might lead you to be hopelessly unrealistic about a situation and that may, ultimately, lead to disappointment. When others can't fulfill your pedestal version of them and they remind you that they are only human after all, it can be quite disenchanting. The same might happen if you're working on a project that you have high hopes for. If you're only working on faith and forget the brass tacks, the happy ending you're hoping for might never materialize.
Fortunately, the universe will provide a simultaneous opportunity for you to ground all of this idealism into something real -- as long as you remember to keep your eyes open. Neptune will make a supportive sextile to stabilizing Saturn on January 31, June 18, and again on November 8. This impossible dream you have doesn't have to be unattainable. All you need to do is combine your vision with a solid plan. Let Saturn help you focus your blurry lens of naïveté that Neptune brings.
Shaking up the norm
In other news, 2019 starts out with Uranus finishing up his trek through Aries for good. Until March 6 he'll travel through the last degree of this sign, reminding us how to use our sense of independent, pioneering spirit in a way that is liberating without being reckless. Once Uranus enters Taurus on March 6, he'll remain here through April 2026. The foundation of your life is bound to crack in some way in order to alert you to the fact that it's no longer serving as a solid base, but rather a suffocating boundary. Don't be afraid to reinvent yourself in terms of your values and your place in the material world. It's time.
Eclipses across the Cancer/Capricorn axis throughout 2019 amplify themes of family and security versus your reputation and place in the world. Many will begin new career paths at the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 5 which aligns perfectly to Saturn in Capricorn. This eclipse means business and offers you the potential to move mountains. A Solar Eclipse on July 2 in Cancer will oppose Saturn, asking you to let go of what you thought made you secure in order to become the master builder of your life. These themes continue through to the July 16 Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn up to the Solar Eclipse on December 26 in Capricorn. This final eclipse of 2019 will be magical. It's conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn and trine Uranus in Taurus. Expect a sudden, material windfall to occur if you've done the work of securing your place in the world.
Highs and lows
In 2019 you can accomplish more than your wildest dreams envision -- as long as you keep your feet firmly planted on the ground as you reach for the stars. Remember, an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. If life drags you down with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming. That is the beauty of Jupiter in Sagittarius aligned with Neptune and Saturn linked to Neptune this year: practical magic. Use it well.