Full speed ahead, Aries! As far as you’re concerned, that’s the only way to approach a new year (or any new adventure). And with ruling planet Mars charging into your sign just a few hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be fired up and ready to tackle 2019.
For the first two months, you’ll have the perfect partner in crime: mover-and-shaker Uranus is wrapping up a seven-year stay in your sign, and his conjunction with Mars in the last degree on February 12 means he’s going out with a bang! Get the momentum going now—you’ll need it after March 6, when Uranus moves into Taurus. With all four outer planets then in earth and water signs, the rest of the year could feel like you’re trudging through the mud.
But have no fear, Aries—you’ve got more than enough willpower to get you through! The trick is knowing where and how to focus your incredible energy. Don’t burn yourself out trying to fight what you can’t change; instead, concentrate on the things that you can control.
It shouldn’t be too hard to keep the faith, either, with Jupiter living large in his home sign of Sagittarius for most of the year. Jupiter’s optimism and enthusiasm really fuel your fire—and his two conjunctions with Venus (January 22 and November 24) give you permission to leave it all behind and enjoy yourself for a while. Jupiter also squares Neptune this year, though (January 13, June 16, and September 21), so be careful not to check out completely… you’ve got way too much to do!
Work/life balance is the name of the game for you this year—especially in June and July, when four Cancer planets (Mars, Mercury, the sun, and Venus) oppose retrograde Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn; also squaring your Aries sun.
July’s eclipses (solar on the second, lunar on the sixteenth) take place in Cancer and Capricorn as well, demanding that you slow your roll at work and make more time for family, home, and self-care. It may not be what you want, Aries, but it’s definitely something you’ll need if you want to lay the foundation for lasting success.