2019 – An Astrological Preview

This is a general overview of astrological events occurring during the year 2019. Some of the events mentioned below may affect us globally or nationwide, whilst others may only affect us on an individual basis. For details about the nature, strength, or duration of any effect that may take place, inception charts as well as natal charts of people in charge of the countries in question will also have to be taken into consideration. For events affecting the native on a personal level, natal-, solar return and other charts will have to be consulted. This should achieve an accurate judgment of the level of influence. In this astrological preview, the following information can be found:

  • Retrograde motion of the planets

  • Noteworthy sign ingresses and transits

  • Other noteworthy phenomena (Solstices, Equinoxes, Super Moons)

  • Solar and lunar eclipses

  • Solar ingress charts

For more detailed information, you may watch this space for in-depth articles to be published throughout the year. You may also follow my updates on twitter, via @StarsAndStones. For personal requests, please contact me via email; my email address can be found on the Contact Page.

Retrograde Motion

Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will be retrograde at times during 2019.

Mercury Rx

Will delight us, as usual, with interrupted communication, malfunction or complete failure of computers and other electronic devices and general uncertainty and confusion concerning any contracts, legal documents or agreements.

Mercury will be retrograde three times during 2019. The first phase will begin with Mercury in Pisces, on 05 March and will end on 28 March. This will be followed by another Rx phase in Leo between 07 July and 31 July. The last Rx phase of the year will be in Scorpio between 31 October and 20 November.

Jupiter Rx

Will remind us of his prudent side; with Jupiter’s help we are able to fulfil our potential but in his Rx phase, he demands that we obey the rules, follow our moral guidelines and show kindness and compassion.

Jupiter will be retrograde in Sagittarius between 10 April and 11 August.

Saturn Rx

Will give us a chance to re-evaluate what has become static and dogmatic in the past. It is likely that any unfinished but forgotten business will make an unexpected reappearance during this time, reminding us to bring old issues to a close.

Saturn will be retrograde in Capricorn between 29 April and 18 September.

Sign Ingresses and Noteworthy Transits

Jupiter will move into Capricorn on 2 December

Saturn will move into Capricorn on 21 December

Other Noteworthy Phenomena

Solstices and Equinoxes

Spring Equinox: 20 March (21:58UT)

Summer Solstice: 21 June (15:45UT)

Autumn Equinox: 23 September (07:50UT)

Winter Solstice: 22 December (04:19UT)

Super Moons

There will be 6 Super Moons during 2019:

21 January, 05:17, Full Moon in 00* 52′ Leo

19 February, 15:54, Full Moon in 00* 42′ Virgo

21 March, 01:43, Full Moon in 00* 09′ Libra

01 August, 03:12, New Moon in 08* 37′ Leo

30 August, 10:38, New Moon in 06* 47′ Virgo

28 September, 18:28, New Moon in 05* 20′ Libra


 

Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Solar Eclipses

There will be a partial solar eclipse on 6 January in 15* Capricorn. This eclipse may be of immediate importance to  India, China and Russia. With  Saturn being eclipse ruler, countries falling under the planet’s rulership will have to be taken into consideration, too.

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An eclipse usually affects only a small number of people. To establish the possibility of any effect to take place, the birth chart should be scrutinized for any of the following:

Sun or Moon are in or around 15* Capricorn
Sun or Moon are in or around 15* Cancer (opposition)
Sun or Moon are in or around 15* Aries or Libra (square)
15* Capricorn is culminating in the birth chart (conjunct Midheaven)
15* Capricornis ascending in the birth chart (conjunct Ascendant)
Should it be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in-depth reading of the birth chart may be necessary to find out if, how and to what extent the native could be affected.

There will be a partial solar eclipse on 02 July in 10* Cancer. This eclipse may be of immediate importance to Canada and North America. Europe is likely to be affected at a later date. With the Moon being eclipse ruler, countries falling under the planet’s rulership will have to be taken into consideration, too.

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To establish the possibility of any effect to take place, the birth chart should be scrutinized for any of the following:

Sun or Moon are in or around 10* Cancer
Sun or Moon are in or around 10* Capricorn (opposition)
Sun or Moon are in or around 10* Aries or Libra (square)
10* Cancer is culminating in the birth chart (conjunct Midheaven)
10* Cancer is ascending in the birth chart (conjunct Ascendant)

There will be an annular solar eclipse on 26 December in 04* Capricorn. This eclipse may be of immediate importance to Turkey, Lybia, Egypt and Russia. China is likely to be affected at a later date. With Saturn being eclipse ruler, countries falling under the planet’s rulership will have to be taken into consideration, too.

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To establish the possibility of any effect to take place, the birth chart should be scrutinized for any of the following:

Sun or Moon are in or around 04* Capricorn
Sun or Moon are in or around 04* Cancer (opposition)
Sun or Moon are in or around 04* Aries or Libra (square)
04* Capricorn is culminating in the birth chart (conjunct Midheaven)
04* Capricorn is ascending in the birth chart (conjunct Ascendant)

Lunar Eclipses

There will be a total lunar eclipse on 21 January, Moon in 00*Leo, Sun in 00*Aquarius. This eclipse may turn out to be of some importance to Africa, Russia and parts of Asia. With the Sun being eclipse ruler, countries falling under the planet’s rulership will have to be taken into consideration, too.

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People with Leo or Aquarius rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar Revolution for 2018/19, could be more affected than others. Furthermore it should be investigated if natal Sun or Moon are conjunct the eclipse point. If it should be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in-depth reading of the native’s charts may be necessary to find out which particular areas of life are likely to be affected the most.

There will be an umbral lunar eclipse on 16 July, Moon in 23* Capricorn, Sun in 23* Cancer. This eclipse may turn out to be of immediate importance to Brazil parts of Asia may be affected at a later date. With Saturn being eclipse ruler, countries falling under the planet’s rulership will have to be taken into consideration, too.

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People with Aquarius or Leo rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar Revolution for 2018/19, could be more affected than others. Furthermore it should be investigated if natal Sun or Moon are conjunct the eclipse point If it should be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in-depth reading of the native’s charts may be necessary to find out which particular areas of life are likely to be affected the most.

Solar Ingress Charts

2019 Solar Ingress for the United Kingdom

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Shown here is the Aries ingress chart, cast for London, representing the United Kingdom. With Scorpio, a fixed sign rising, this chart will be valid for the whole year. From the chart above, we can see that the Moon will be the Lady of the Year. She is prominently positioned on the 11th house cusp in Virgo. Note that Mars (Lord of the Ascendant, in the 7th house) and the Moon aspect each other and are in reception by Term and Exaltation, respectively Triplicity, but that Mars is also essentially debilitated by Detriment.

(NB: In mundane astrology, Mars represents conflicts and opposition forces and the Moon represents common people. The 11th house represents Parliament [House of Commons] and legislation. The 7th house shows relations with other countries)

A detailed analysis of all the ingress charts will be posted on my web log in due course.

2019 Solar Ingress for the United States of America.

 

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Shown here is the Aries ingress chart, cast for Washington, which is representative for the United States of America. With a common sign rising, this chart will be valid for half a year only. The Libra ingress chart will have to be taken into consideration, too. From the chart above, we can see that Saturn will be Lord of the Revolution, which gives a first indication of what is to come. Bonatti writes about Saturn being Lord of the Revolution on the 5th house cusp, that it denotes:

“[…] contentions with heralds and legates, and that they will not exercise well what they have business with in that year.” (BoA p937)

A detailed analysis of the Aries and the Libra ingress charts for the United States will be posted on my web log in due course.

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Winter Solstice Wishes

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With the Sun’s Capricorn ingress nearly upon us, I would like to take the opportunity to wish all my friends, followers, and gentle readers of this web log a peaceful Winter Solstice and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2019.

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Winter Solstice

Total Lunar Eclipse 27 July 2018

On 27 July, at 20:21 UT, there will be a total lunar eclipse.  The entirety of this eclipse will be visible across the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it will be one of the longest of the 21st Century, lasting one hour and 43 minutes.

 

 

The chart below, cast for London, shows the event:

 

What is of particular interest here is the connection between the current eclipse chart and the UK Reorganisation chart from 1922, shown below.

 

This chart can be found in Nick Campion’s book of World Horoscopes* (p345). He writes:

“In 1922 the greater part of Ireland became independent and the UK was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.”

With the problems concerning Brexit, the ever-growing possibility of a “no-deal’ scenario and the unsolved Irish border crisis currently making daily headlines, this chart seems to be well placed to be used as a foundation chart, representing the United Kingdom in its current form.

The bi-wheel above shows the connection between the upcoming eclipse and the UK Reorganisation chart from 1922. It is noteworthy to observe that the Sun/Moon axis and the Lunar Nodal axis are tightly conjunct the foundation chart’s MC/IC axis. The eclipsed Moon and Cauda Draconis are tightly conjunct the 10th house cusp, which does not bode well for the majority of the population, to say the least. Also note the Jupiter in Scorpio conjunction, which suggests detrimental issues, hidden secrets or even shady organisations.

*Campion, Nicholas, The Book of World Horoscopes, The Wessex Astrologer, Bournemouth, 2004.