Happy New Year! 2019 kicks off with a big emo bang as we have two powerful eclipses happening this month. The first is a solar eclipse in head-over-heart Capricorn on the January 5, and the other is a super moon lunar eclipse in always-extra Leo.
The potential here is for seeing and dealing in new ways with your old control issues. This month comes with a powerful potential for healing, but you’ve got to be willing. Mind the gap between your reactions and your responses, says Girlboss resident astrologer, Jessica Lanyadoo. What you do now will have long-reaching impact on the rest of the year.
The winds of change are blowing and it’s kicking up both opportunity and risk for you, Aries. It’s difficult to adopt a balanced approach to your hopes and your fears, but that’s exactly what you must at least try to do. Don’t let other people’s panic become your own; strive to know who you are and what is worth taking on, versus what’s not your battle to fight. Make the choices that support you in becoming the person you want to be, my love.
When you don’t know what’s right to do the answer is simple, even if it isn’t easy, this month: slow down, simplify, and listen to your heart. The work is to be patient with your process, without be too self-indulgent or fear driven. Sometimes the best way to take care of business is to put it on hold, but in truth, you’re ready to move forward. Just take it one small step at a time.
This month can be a fertile time for you, but you have to mange your mind in order to make use of it. You’re likely to be confronted by frustrations and stumbling blocks, but don’t be sad! Think of them as chances to perfect your coping skills. Practice resourcing yourself instead of fixating on what others are or aren’t doing. Your potential is vast, but you’ve got to stay on track. Onwards and upwards, Twin Star.
The solar eclipse on Jan. 5 in your relationship house is a chance to see your relationships more clearly, but to make the most of it, you’ve gotta be here in the present moment. Bring openness and intention to your connections, Moonchild, and be willing to do the work. Your relationships and how you engage with them are a meaningful reflection on you; make sure it’s an accurate one.
On January 20 a super-charged super moon lunar eclipse is happening in your sign, and it’s a powerful gift, Leo. You have grown and changed so much in the past year, and this marks a time when you can finally let go of the past and move on. The trouble is that you can also dig in your stubborn heels, sacrificing your perfect nose to spite your oh-so-beautiful face. Be willing to change your mind or your actions based on new evidence. This isn’t the time for misplaced loyalty, my love.
Hold your worries lightly, this month, and temper your concerns with common sense. The truth is that there’s value in fear: It can instruct you on what not to do, and it can inspire some much-needed caution. The trouble is that it’s not always a reliable instinct, and it’s when you obsess or repress it that its value is lost. Slow down and reflect on your gut feelings without dissecting them, Virgo.
January’s eclipses are going to provoke powerful emotions within you, and the more you’re willing to sit with them, the better you’ll be able to leverage all those feels into growth. How you relate to your feelings and the situations around you are really important. Instead of rushing into or away from things, take pause, Libra. Shine the light of your attention inward in efforts to determine what you need, and what you’ve got to offer.
The emo super moon lunar eclipse on the Jan. 20 is going to stir up some deep patterns within you, and you’ll find yourself acting out in ways that feel regressive. But don’t worry! You’re not backsliding; you’re activated. This is a powerful opportunity to embody the work you’ve done on yourself in 2018, Scorpio. All you have to do is take it. Do your best when you feel your worst; it’s time for you to act in ways that reflect your integrity, and not your situation.
Yours is said to be an optimistic sign, and the wonderful thing about hope is that it gives you resiliency, strength, and confidence. The only time it can get you in trouble is when you allow it to replace your common sense. This month will confront you with chances to embody the work you’ve been doing on yourself in 2018, but in order to do that, you need to have an accurate appraisal of your situation and no matter how uncertain it is, to still believe in yourself, my love.
Life is not meant to be lived standing still. If you’re unwilling to be flexible, your own stubbornness will ultimately be the thing that changes you. Have the courage to see things as they’ve come to be, including your own self, Capricorn. The solar eclipse in your sign on the Jan. 5 is a powerful opportunity to reflect on and know yourself. Don’t waste it trying to hold on to what once was, or with your head in the sand.
The solar eclipse on the January 5 is time to get honest with yourself, because the full moon lunar eclipse in your relationship house on the 20th is going to bring up some major issues with your connections with others. Who you choose to be, and how you participate with others, is totally on you. As your relationship patterns are reflected back to you, emotions are likely to run high; show up for others this month, even when it’s complicated, Aquarius.
As you change, your relationships have to change with you, one way or another, and there’s no way around it. When it comes to your meaningful relationships, confront the difficulty with kindness, and affirm the lovely generously. Conflicts may emerge this month as you show up in new ways and you find out who is compatible with the person that you’re becoming, versus the person you once were. Show up for the truth without needing it to be or look a certain way.