Ethical Hedonist astrology
Horoscope by Victor Olliver
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March 21-April 20
Tigger the excessively lively tiger lives again through you. And why? Because Mars (planet of dynamism, thrust, determination and push) enters the sign it rules (that’s you, Aries) not long after midnight on 1 January and stays there till mid-February. What a fabulous start to New Year. Whatever you’re fighting for, whatever you really, really want, stands a better chance of success with Mars in the sign in which it excels. You are permitted to be pushy, even bossy, if your intention is to help and guide others. The solar eclipse on the 6th brings a significant new condition to your career or public profile which helps spiritual or caring interests while the lunar eclipse on the 21st brings to the boil a romance or expression of your soul. Intensity is the theme of your January. Yes, you are fiery and still moist.
April 21-May 21
‘Restraint’ is your special word for January – not necessarily in a self-denying way, but in the sense of withholding your power for another time. Relationships of many kinds need careful handling, particularly with ruler Venus moving into Sagittarius on the 7th which brings passion to the fore – and mark the 22nd (and days either side) as a time of major development to do with property, partnerships and/or cash boost. You actually need to do little but wait for things to happen; you are advised to sit tight and then respond to events – go with the flow of things. The solar eclipse on the 6th opens up opportunities to do with overseas, legal matters or publishing, while the lunar eclipse on the 21st brings to a close a major family issue. The start of 2019 brings a great many personal issues to the surface: regard them as a ‘clearance sale’. Time to move on.
May 22-June 21
Deep emotions have been stirred in recent times – the mind is focused on quite profound matters as Saturn, Pluto and your Sun occupy the Sun-sign 8th house, the chart area of mysticism, death and legacy. Fear not! All this emotion is deepening your awareness of life’s scope, making you a lot more robust and canny. When ruler Mercury enters Capricorn on the 5th, much attention turns on matters of ownership, relationships, property, who owns what, taxes and/or other claims on you. Again, there’s nothing to fear: it’s just that 2019 is asking you to sort matters out for your future security. The solar eclipse on the 6th also occurs in your 8th house, ensuring that decisions made at this time will have a long-term effect which strangely benefits your profile and career. OK, this feels a weird time – but be assured that the destination is a new life.
June 22-July 22
Very significant new relationships are forecast for the start of 2019. Especially with the Capricorn solar eclipse on the 6th which takes you into a new orbit and focuses your mind on foreign or legal matters. Mars’ move into your career house right at the start of 2019 assures you much dynamism in pursuit of a new job, status profile or reputational initiative – you will be putting an unusual amount of energy into work or status right into February. The days around 22 January are important because it is in this time that you excel in your caring side, especially towards colleagues or family members. Be flexible in dealing with the unexpected: in improvising to moments (rather than planning) you make progress. Listening to jazz will inspire this approach.
July 23-August 23
The solar eclipse on the 6th is no ordinary New Moon – it accentuates the need to take better care of personal wellbeing, and the cosmic hint is that this is well beyond the competence of that well-known quack Dr Google. The eclipse forms a lovely link with spiritualising planet Neptune which is moving through your house of mysticism and psychology. Much benefit can be obtained from contemplation but also self-examination – all this will help bring you balance now and over the next half year. Then on the 22nd there’s another eclipse, of the lunar variety – in Leo. This marks another major phase which finds you telling your world what you really think about something, probably in personal relationships. The two eclipses are linked by the need to state your perspective through a better understanding of your needs. 2019 can be a transformative year.
August 24-September 22
Virgo is not usually associated with ‘emotionalism’ yet one of the big themes of your New Year is your subjective feelings – or what you feel about certain things. For many of you this may not ‘feel’ comfortable since your default setting is to analyse, dissect and critique. Of course, the heart can never be far away from this process; it’s just you like to think that pure mind is superior to the old blood pump. For may be too long you have followed certain courses of action without properly wondering how really interested you are: the solar eclipse on the 6th brings an event or a situation which taps one of your passions – it needs to be better expressed, whether this be creative, romantic or even parental. With Mars entering your house of self-empowerment on 1 January, and there till mid-February, you will discover in early 2019 that anything you do now is so much more satisfying when it’s done with heart. Let it all out!
September 23-October 23
Intimacy! That’s your word for the start of 2019, what with a solar eclipse in your house of home and family, and Mars moving into your chart realm of partnership or romantic and business association. Put another way, some big changes are required to restore harmony to your life – and where you live and with whom are a big part of this. Now and over the next six months, there’s an enhanced likelihood of a residential move or major domestic refurbishment. Mars certainly brings impetus to special bonds – you are less likely to accommodate anyone who irks you, and this energy will make you a lot more assertive where you feel that all you ever face is obstruction or complaint. Yes, some crockery may fly, but what’s a lost plate or two if one consequence is the exiting of a tiresome troll? Around mid-month your ruler Venus merges with Jupiter in your chart house of sales and communications: look forward to gains from your sweet words.
October 23-November 22
The start of 2019 finds you in a fairly benevolent phase – if only because with Mars moving into the domain of Virgo (but in the sign of Aries) you’d be very wise to avoid confrontation and channel energy into detailed work which requires accuracy. This ought to be a financially promising time – by mid-month Venus and Jupiter are together in your house of income, so expect an opportunity to improve on your tax status or some other kind of expansion with profit potential. Another big Scorpio topic is education or the need to market something: the solar eclipse on the 6th inspires you either to share your knowledge with others or to take up a new study to maximise skills: yes, even you need to learn something new. The lunar eclipse on the 21st brings some kind of completion to a career project: the cosmos is charging up your batteries for some hard but productive work.
November 23-December 21
Well, life certainly looks a lot brighter compared with this time last year. This is partly thanks to having your ruler Jupiter moving through your sign – bringing you a great many more opportunities to grow, travel, learn and excel. Whether in fact this happens is down to you keeping an open mind and a sharp eye on happenings around you. Look out for the days around the 22nd when a blissful conjunction of Venus and Jupiter not only adds charisma to your overall package but brings a chance to make money. And on that topic, there’s major action taking place in your chart house of income, what with the solar eclipse on the 6th ushering in a new phase of financial growth or profit, linked in some way to the home. A feature of this time is the arrival of unsought opportunity – you won’t have to toil too hard to line your pockets. That makes a change!
December 22-January 20
No doubt about it: this is quite a ‘power year’ for Capricorn when there’s a certainty of major new developments in your life. The solar eclipse in Capricorn on the 6th is like a rebirth moment: the potential is to become aware of a greater capacity in yourself to do things, new things especially which in the past you may have dismissed or thought beyond you. The presence of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn also really adds punch to a self-redefinition – and for some of you, this may feel frightening. No need to fear! Jupiter is helping you to acclimatise emotionally and psychologically with personal evolution. So great things in the offing while the home is energised under Mars: domestic matters you may have put off will be addressed, and where there’s an obstruction, expect some fireworks. You are determined to see through a home or family plan: now the cosmos is backing you.
January 21-February 19
Jupiter’s presence in your chart domain will already have brought you new professional contacts and helped raise your profile – a trend that continues right through 2019. Business and humanitarian projects are greatly blessed provided that you manage expectations and do not stray into exaggeration. A big part of life in early 2019 is how you manage secrets or matters to do with confidentiality. This is not helped entirely by Mars’ move into your area of communications: there could be quite a struggle at times not to blurt out things which ought not to be made public. In at least one key area of your life there’s a pronounced need to orchestrate matters behind closed doors away from prying eyes: this could be on behalf of another or in pushing your own interests. So, self-edit more than you usually do. Around the 22nd there’s a wonderful chance to show the world just how talented you are.
February 20-March 20
Personal ideals are not luxuries – for many of us they’re the motivation, the underlying reason why we do anything. It’s this thought that runs through your chart in January and beyond, especially to do with work on behalf of others, perhaps in the field of charity or a political cause. A project with fellow-travellers is certain to take up a lot of your time. Lucky Jupiter is moving slowly through your career house, raising the chance of promotion or some other addition to your status. And on the 22nd Jupiter is joined by Venus, bringing you recognition potentially. Money will be very much on your mind under Mars – you could find yourself spending impulsively but also pushing a lot harder to profit from work. In another sense, Mars will help you in your business or work for others because in astrology the money house is also the place of personal values. You’re not prepared to do anything for money: somehow earnings must derive from true interests and concerns. If this is not apparent to you just yet, it will become so.
Victor Olliver is editor of The Astrological Journal, flagship magazine of the Astrological Association. He can be contacted via: Volliver5@gmail.com.