*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.
*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.
*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.
01/01/19 – 12:00:01 am – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome to 2019. In numerology it is a 3 year (2+0+1+9=12; 1+2=3). The number 3 represents the Holy Trinity and the triple feminine, Maiden, Mother, Crone. It is sometimes referred to as a “triple completion,” and as a year ending in “9” symbolizing a year for finishing things rather than leaving them unfinished. Some other keywords for the number 3 are creativity, communication, inspiration, tolerance and happiness.
In the Tarot, the 3 represents the “Empress,” often depicted as pregnant for She is the female creator symbolizing a good year for being creative. The 12 represents the “Hanged Man,” who is depicted upside down and is therefore able to see things from a different perspective. 2019 looks to be a favorable year for those who want to create something and aren’t afraid to think, see and or work outside the box.
01/01/19 – “Moon Wobble” in Effect
What is “Moon Wobble” and why should we care about it? Moon wobble is a period when things may seem more unstable, people may act more erratically, and there may be more or larger accidents or natural disasters or acts of violence. They occur when the Sun and Moon align with the Lunar nodes; that is all eclipses are Moon Wobble” and when the Sun is square the Lunar nodes, which is referred to as the “bendings.” How strong and how long they last depends on how close the eclipse is to the Lunar nodes and which, if any other planets may be involved. The period may begin up to two weeks before the exact alignment or last for up to two weeks after the alignment, or under some circumstances slightly longer.
Not all disasters occur during a period of “Moon Wobble,” but there does seem to be an increase in the frequency and intensity of such events. Both the March 27, 1993 and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center occurred during Moon Wobble as did the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building April 17, 1994 and the two worst airplane disasters in history, the collision of two Boeing 747’s at Tenerife on March 27, 1977 and the crash of Japan Airlines 747 on August 12, 1985.
As this Moon Wobble period ends another will begin as we approach the total Lunar eclipse on January 20, 2019. It is probably best to be more cautious and aware of your surroundings and too watch out for each other (and the “other guy”) during this time. The combined Moon Wobble period may well extend into February so take care and be safe.
01/01/19 – 2:24 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a conjunction with Venus the Moon goes void-of-course for 10 1/2 hours or the rest of today. It’s best if you stick with your plans and avoid trying something new or venturing off on your own.
At this time I’m adding an indicator as to the speed of the Moon. Why you might ask? The apparent speed of the Moon (it doesn’t really change) can serve as an indicator of how quickly a person’s mood may shift or how long one’s feelings may linger. With a “slow” Moon (less than 13 degrees per day) things may seem to build or shift more slowly, linger longer or feel heavier. With a fast Moon (more than 13 1/2 degrees per day) things may seem to happen quicker, tempers flare, emotions come on unexpectedly or “change on a dime.” Forewarned is forearmed.
01/01/19 – 9:49 pm – Sun conjunct Saturn
This marks the end of the previous Sun Saturn cycle and the beginning of the new one. Saturn is about playing by the rules; dotting “i’s” and crossing “t’s,” and just generally attending to the details, following instructions and plans and taking it one step at a time. Avoid shortcuts or skipping steps. A “misstep” can easily lead to a “fall” and potentially severe “injury.” This is a good time to start a long term project that is more detail oriented. You’ll have about a year to finish it.
01/02/19 – 12:58 am – slow Moon enters Sagittarius
It’s “Hump Day” and the void-of-course is over but the day is just starting. Take note of your thoughts and feelings today.
01/02/19 – 3:27 am – Mercury goes Out-of-Bounds
Mercury tests the boundaries again, this time going out-of-bounds south implying that the something from our past may be in our future. Perhaps something from the recent Mercury retrograde that we thought we had straightened out or corrected but forgot to include everyone involved or didn’t explain as well as we thought. Mercury out-of-bounds can behave similar to a Mercury retrograde so choose your words carefully and double check everything before speaking, sending a text, email or letter.
01/02/19 – 9:19 pm – Earth Perihelion
Earth makes its closest approach to the Sun at this time. 91,403,554 miles. Wait a minute. It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere so how can the Earth be closest to the Sun at this time? Because of the Earth’s tilt on its axis, at this time the Northern Hemisphere is angled away from the Sun and so absorbs less of the solar rays as they make an indirect or “glancing” hit. At this time the southern hemisphere is angled toward the Sun and so it receives a more direct hit and the atmosphere absorbs more of the solar energy and it is summer there.
Do you feel a stronger pull? What might it be that is pulling you and towards what?
01/03/19 – 9:12 pm – Mercury trine retrograde Uranus
With Mercury out-of-bounds south making an easy flowing trine to retrograde Uranus don’t be surprised if something you said, wrote or thought about comes up again. Now is the time to step outside your box and make it right.
01/04/19 – 8:09 am – slow Moon trine retrograde Uranus
This is the first of four exact aspects and two void-of-course periods today, giving it the potential for being a more active day than usual. With the Moon appearing to move slowly expect things to build and develop the same way. With retrograde Uranus involved prepare yourself for the unexpected or for things to change suddenly.
01/04/19 – 9:41 am – slow Moon and Mercury go Void-of-Course
Following a conjunction to Mercury; the second exact aspect of the day, both go void-of-course. The Moon will only be void-of-course for just over one hour while Mercury’s will last ten hours. When these two get together conversations may take interesting turns so pay close attention and choose your words carefully.
01/04/19 – 10:54 am – slow Moon enters Capricorn
With the Moon’s return to business oriented Capricorn Her void-of-course is over. Capricorn is the sign opposite Cancer, the Moon’s home sign and so She is not pleased to be here. Moving slowly Her stay will be longer than She likes so make the best of it as feelings and emotions may seem to be curtailed.
01/04/19 – 11:56 am – Sun sextile Neptune
This is the third exact aspect of the day and is the waning sextile in the annual Sun Neptune cycle. Time to finish up and assimilate any “dreams” you have been working on. If it isn’t ready, then perhaps it isn’t meant to be and should be set aside for another time.
Following this the slow Moon will make a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to the Lord of War and Action, Mars for the fourth and final exact aspect of the day. The day is only half over so there is time to use the energy of this aspect to sort through “stuff” and make something meaningful happen.
01/04/19 – 7:39 pm – Mercury enters Capricorn
The Mercury void-of-course is now over. Mercury is still out-of-bounds so choose your words carefully. Pay close attention to what others are saying and read and reread the fine print before signing, especially in issues of business and contracts.
01/05/19 – 5:28 pm – slow New Moon Solar Eclipse
This is the first of three solar eclipses in 2019 and the first of five total eclipses. This will be only a partial eclipse and will be best seen in northeastern China, southern Japan and the northwestern Pacific Ocean. It may also be seen from the western end of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
This eclipse is part of the Saros family 2 South or #122. The first eclipse in this family occurred April 17, 991 AD or CE if you prefer. The last eclipse in this family will occur May 19, 2235. Basically, eclipses within each family series occur every 18 years. This eclipse family is concerned with unusual groups and a person’s involvement with them. This could be a time when you find yourself seeking a particular group or looking for a group involved with healing, the arts or concern for humanity. You may feel that that you can learn or gain much through such a group. (“Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark” by Bernadette Brady)
This eclipse is at 15 Capricorn 25 so those with planets or sensitive points at or near this degree or 15 degrees of the other cardinal signs, Cancer, Aries or Libra are more likely to be affected. Because eclipses within an eclipse family occur every 18 years, if you are now or will be 18, 36, 54, 72 or 90 in early 2019, this eclipse may be part of your eclipse family and so may also affect you even though it may not make any aspects to points in your chart. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Boys and girls in gym suits;” symbolizing a group working together for a common goal; the need for practice and to make time for fun in one’s life.
As with all new Moon’s, this eclipse also symbolizes a time to begin something. However, because it is an eclipse the effect and time-frame involved may be longer so consider it a good starting point for a longer term project or goal.
01/06/19 – 12:26 pm – Uranus stations Direct
With Uranus changing direction all the planets are now in direct forward motion. There will be no planets stationing retrograde until March 5, 2019 when Mercury stations retrograde. The next two months should provide a time conducive to moving forward with few delays as there will be no planets retrograde.
01/06/19 – 10:20 pm – slow Moon and Venus go Void-of-Course
Following a waxing sextile both the Moon and Venus go void-of-course. Though moving slowly, the Moon’s void-of-course will only last for about 27 minutes. Venus’ void-of-course will also be relatively short, lasting about five hours so you should be able to sleep through it. If not, avoid starting anything new, particularly a new relationship at least until after the Moon enters Aquarius and Venus enters Sagittarius.
01/06/19 – 10:45 pm – slow Moon enters Aquarius
The Moon’s void-of-course is over so go ahead and plan your week, make a new list or edit an old one. Don’t forget, Venus is still void-of-course so this is not a good time to start a new relationship.
01/07/19 – 3:17 am – Venus enters Sagittarius
The Venus void-of-course is over. When considering a new relationship; remember, looks aren’t everything; they aren’t even the only thing. Relationships last because they share common interests, a sense of humor and can engage in conversation or enjoy each other’s company in silence.
01/08/19 – 2:04 am – Mercury square Mars
With Mercury out-of-bounds south and making a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to volatile Mars, hold your tongue. A conversation or something said in the past may come up again and rile your temper. Don’t give into it. Do whatever you must to avoid responding in anger or haste. Take a “step back” if someone seems to attack you before responding. Remember they are also subject to this aspect and may not have your higher sense of awareness.
01/09/19 – 8:52 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a sextile to retrograde Uranus the slow Moon goes void-of-course for almost three hours. This morning is a good time to review or focus on any work in progress. Perhaps take an early lunch. Avoid starting any new projects, tasks or ideas until after the Moon enters Pisces.
Remember, when the Moon appears to be moving slower, emotions and “things” may also seem to move slower, almost like slow motion at times at times. When the Moon appears to be moving faster emotions and “things” may seem to happen quicker. Mood swings may be more exaggerated. By paying attention to the apparent speed of the Moon and how you react to it as it changes, you will be better able to develop your own rhythm for your Moon dance.
01/09/19 – 11:43 am – slow Moon enters Pisces
The Moon void-of-course is over. If you have any new projects, tasks or ideas that you set aside this morning, with all the planets in forward direct motion, you should have a “green light” to get started on them now.
01/10/19 – slow Moon in Pisces
There are no major aspects or astronomical events today that don’t involve the Moon. With the Moon moving slowly through mutable water Pisces, this can be a good day to reflect on your personal religious or spiritual beliefs or to expand your reading or studies in this area.
01/11/19 – 3:38 am – Sun conjunct Pluto
This marks the end of one Sun Pluto cycle and the beginning of the next. Pluto is Lord of the underworld but also represents obsession. What or who might you be obsessed about? Is it something you’ve wanted to do or try? If it harms no one, then perhaps this new cycle is the time for you to plan it out and give it a try.
01/11/19 – 6:24 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing sextile to the Sun the Moon goes void-of-course for 18 hours, which is the rest of the day. Avoid starting any new projects, tasks or ideas if you can. Set them aside for tomorrow. If you must start something new, pay attention to the details, make lists, refer to them with each step, check it off and be sure you have everything you will need before you proceed.
01/12/19 – 12:17 am – accelerating Moon enters Aries
Though appearing to still move slower than average, the Moon seems to be picking up speed as She moves into cardinal fire, just do it Aries. Emotions may seem to change more quickly and life may feel as if it is moving faster as well. Remember to breathe and allow yourself “time” to be present and “feel the moment.” Avoid impulsive decisions.
01/13/19 – 1:04 am – accelerating Moon square Mercury
This waxing first quarter crisis of action square is the first of seven exact aspects today, five by the Moon. She appears to be speeding up which requires the expending of more energy, like pressing the accelerator in your car. With this in mind, the Moon’s energy is growing giving today the potential for being more emotional than usual so keep the tissue handy.
With this aspect one may be inclined to speak first and think after but with Mercury out-of-bounds south you must choose your words carefully or suffer the consequences.
Continuing to accelerate, the Moon will next square Saturn and then trine Jupiter for the second and third exact aspects of the day. Both are waxing or expanding aspects. This combination seems to have Saturn saying follow procedures and move forward cautiously only to be challenged by Jupiter saying “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” Don’t give in to impulse; caution is still the order of the day.
01/13/18 – 5:30 am – Mercury conjunct Saturn
This is the fourth exact aspect of the day. This marks the end of one and the beginning of the new cycle between these two. While out-of-bounds, Mercury may not want to play by the rules but Saturn should “trump” Mercury. This would seem to be a good time for the first use in 2019 of the Abraham Lincoln quote; “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”
01/13/19 – 10:58 am – Jupiter square Neptune
This waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square is the fifth exact aspect of the day. This square occurs with Jupiter in His home sign of Sagittarius and Neptune in His home sign of Pisces. It should also be noted that Jupiter is the ancient ruler Pisces and so these two may have much to talk about. What might these two have to talk about or work on? Perhaps it’s time to reassess your spiritual/religious beliefs or take a look at any distorted or exaggerated beliefs or “images” you may have in your mind. Neither of this pair is particularly conversant with the truth as Jupiter will exaggerate while Neptune conceals. Perhaps use this time to research, investigate or expand your studies and areas of interest. Find the facts and come (don’t jump) to your own conclusions.
Following this the accelerating Moon makes a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Pluto for the sixth exact aspect of the day. The Moon rules the night and Pluto rules the underworld so the dark (your dark side) may be emphasized at this time. Is there something you have been hiding or avoiding that you know you need to deal with? Dig deep and handle it.
01/13/19- 10:45 pm – accelerating Moon square Sun
This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square and seventh and last exact aspect of the day. This square relates back to the new Moon Solar eclipse of January 5. What new seed did you plant at that time? Consider what action to best take at this time to help that “seed” to grow to fruition.
It’s Sunday night. What have you been working on? What actions have you been considering? Consider your options carefully. Make plans to take action. Note, tomorrow morning there will be a Moon void-of-course for almost three hours. You may want to plan around that.
01/14/19 – 5:13 am – Mercury sextile Neptune
This is the waning sextile in the Mercury Neptune cycle. The waning sextile symbolizes a time for letting go of that which isn’t working or for example, doing any final editing and completing any writing projects for submission to the publisher. With Mercury still out-of-bounds south and Neptune involved excise care and avoid being mislead, misguided or confused. Review, check and recheck any letters, emails or texts before sending.
01/14/19 – 7:54 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a conjunction to Uranus the Moon goes void-of-course for about 2 1/2 hours. It’s Monday morning and probably best if you start the day by sticking with your routine and reviewing any work in progress. Wait until after the Moon enters Taurus before tackling any new tasks, projects or ideas. With Uranus involved be prepared for the unexpected or for sudden changes. Trust your instincts and it should be an easier time.
01/14/19 – 10:31 am – slow Moon enters Taurus
The Moon’s void-of-course ends with Her return to Her second home. Here you may find yourself focusing more on your personal values, what is important to you and how you make and spend your money. This can be an opportune time to review your personal budget and finances.
01/15/19 – accelerating Moon in Taurus
Today the Moon will make waxing or opening aspects of a trine to Saturn, a sextile to Neptune and then a trine to Mercury. These should all be easy flowing aspects and with the Moon seeming to speed up feelings and emotions may also ebb and flow more freely. Remember to stay within your budget, avoid expensive impulse purchases and listen before speaking. Don’t let others deceive or mislead you. If something seems “too good to be true,” it probably is.
01/16/19 – 10:33 am – accelerating Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing trine to the Sun the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 6 1/2 hours. If you have new projects, tasks or ideas to get started, do them first thing, before the Moon goes void-of-course. With the Moon void-of-course focus on things in progress. This time can be best used by reviewing, following up on or working on any ongoing tasks or projects. If you can, set aside any new issues until after the Moon enters Gemini. If not, proceed with caution. Make a list of what you need and the steps to follow. Double check your lists and proceed deliberately. Accept the fact that you may later find out that you have overlooked or forgotten to do or get something needed for the project.
01/16/19 – 5:00 pm – fast Moon enters Gemini
The Moon appears to be moving more quickly now and so could things around you. You or others may be feeling more talkative now. Be sure to listen to what others are saying and make sure you understand them before responding or committing.
01/16/19 – 8:54 pm – Sun conjunct stationary South Node
The Moon Wobble that was initiated before the recent Solar eclipse may have been waning; however, this aspect will tend to recharge it in anticipation of the Super Blood Wolf full Moon Lunar eclipse in four days. Heed your instincts. Pay attention to your surroundings and those around you. The Moon Wobble energy will most likely continue into early February creating a lengthy time of apparent instability in the world. Accidents and natural or man-made disasters may take center stage in the news.
01/17/19 – fast Moon in Gemini
As She speeds through Gemini the Moon will first oppose Venus, then sextile Mars, square Neptune and finish the day with an opposition to Jupiter. In opposing both of the ancient “Benefics,” Venus and Jupiter is the Moon saying “never look a gift horse in the mouth” or “don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched?” The Mars energy may want you to act quickly but heed Neptune’s warning and proceed with caution for everything may not be as it seems.
01/18/19 – 8:49 am – Venus trine Mars
This is the waning or closing trine in the cycle of these two symbols of the lovers. The waning trine symbolizes a time for stepping back and seeing the “whole picture.” It is less about what has been done but rather the quality, completeness and potential value it has. This aspect provides the energy for stepping back and assessing one’s relationships; the part you play in it and the part that the “other” plays. Does the relationship feel right to you? Have you done all you can or should to nurture and support the relationship?
01/18/19 – 8:51 am – Mercury returns In-Bounds
With Mercury back in-bounds “playing by the rules” should be easier. With Mercury still in south declination things from the past may take precedence over “new” things. Pay close attention to details, the fine print and what it is others are saying and what you really want to say.
01/18/19 – 12:03 pm – Mercury conjunct Pluto
What message might the Lord of the Underworld have to send to others via Mercury, messenger of the Gods? Does He have words of “dark times” ahead or is He reminding us that we are mere mortals and life is to be lived, not regretted. “Why are you looking back? The past is already written, the ink is dry.”
01/18/19 – 5:31 pm – Sun goes Void-of-Course
Following a third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Uranus the Sun goes void-of-course for 31 1/2 hours. This aspect symbolizes a time for reflecting, reviewing and integrating the best of what you have been working on. In this case; with the Sun and Uranus involved, it is particularly true for yourself. As Oscar Wilde once said; “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Each person is unique. Now is a good time to integrate those qualities you want so you may become the best “you” you can be.
01/18/19 – 5:32 pm – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a sextile to Uranus the Moon goes void-of-course for over two hours. Don’t be afraid to go “outside the box” when considering who you are and how to become the best you. Trust your feelings and “gut” instinct.
01/18/19 – 7:43 pm – fast Moon enters Cancer
The Moon’s void-of-course ends with Her return to Her home sign. This transit of Cancer will take the Moon just over two days. It’s Friday evening and the next void-of-course is only 34 hours away so make haste if you have new projects, tasks or ideas that you must get started; otherwise, wait until Monday when the Moon will be in Leo and emotions may take a backseat to details and ideals.
01/19/19 – Moon in Cancer
As She continues to speed through Her home sign, the late afternoon and evening finds the Moon first making a square to Mars, then opposing Saturn and finishing with a trine to Neptune. The Moon is waxing or growing in regards to these three generating energy suited for taking action and making progress. With Neptune involved do not allow yourself to be confused or mislead by those who would deceive you or things appearing “to good to be true,” for they probably are.
01/20/19 – 12:59 am – Sun enters Aquarius
The Sun’s void-of-course is over. Do you feel the shift from cardinal earth, business oriented Capricorn to the fixed air focused mind of Aquarius? The stage is set and now we have but to wait for the Moon to enter stage left to complete the alignment for the coming total Lunar eclipse.
01/20/19 – 5:49 pm – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over two hours. With Uranus involved people may act or respond in ways you don’t expect. Avoid impulsive actions or decisions.
01/20/19 – 7:54 pm – fast Moon enters Leo
The Moon’s void-of-course is over, the stage is set and all the actors are ready for tonight’s big finale, the Super Wolf Blood Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. Hopefully the night will be clear and viewing will be good. Look to the east as the full Moon rises as the Sun sets in the west.
01/20/19 – 9:15 pm – Super Wolf Blood Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
This is probably the biggest astronomical event of January. As the Moon makes one of Her closest approaches to the Earth She will pass into the Earth’s shadow cast by the Sun. Being a close approach, the Moon may appear up to 14% larger than usual making it a Super Moon. Being a Full Moon (on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun) as it rises and passes through the Earth’s shadow; the Earth’s atmosphere may give the Moon a dark reddish, blood coloring. In the lore of the First People, the January Full Moon is typically referred to as the Wolf Moon for it is winter and the wolf pack is hungry and out hunting by the light of the Moon.
This full Moon eclipse occurs at 0 Leo 52. The Sabian symbol for this degree is “Under emotional stress, blood rushes to a person’s head.” Under the influence of this full Moon, emotions such as anger or passion may seem to rule the night. Embrace them and allow them to flow over you but avoid acting on them for you may feel you need or want something that in truth, you don’t. Note what you are feeling, what your senses are telling you, what insights may come to you for they may pass quickly and you will want to recall them later. While you may feel as if nothing can be done, know that it isn’t so. Like the Moon passing through the Earth’s shadow, these feelings and sensations will also pass and you will be better able to reconsider any actions you thought of taking. Don’t take things too seriously as that can impede your ability to make decisions that are best for you and those closest to you. Trust your instincts.
What other information or lessons might this Super Wolf Blood Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse have for you? Note any dreams, feelings or other sensations when you first wake tomorrow. While the most immediate effects of this may only linger until the next new Moon, the deeper and more meaningful effects may linger over the next five to six months; until the next Lunar eclipse and some may even be there for up to 18 months.
While everyone should “feel” something from this, those with planets or sensitive points at or near 0 degrees of the fixed signs, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus may experience it more strongly. Remember, this too shall pass. Consider having an “Eclipse Party” and share the experience with family or friends and afterward, share feelings and experiences.
Even if it is cloudy and you can’t see the eclipse, doesn’t mean you won’t feel it. Be present and open. This event also gives the Moon Wobble another “six pack of Red Bull” boost of energy to help carry it into February.