Year Ahead Overview and Sun Sign Horoscopes – 2019

by Agent 300 Rose Marcus


2019: Chinese New Year: February 5: Year of the Earth Boar/Pig


Uranus in Taurus: Mar 6, 2019 (to April 25, 2026)

Chiron in Aries: Feb 18, 2019 (to April 14, 2027)

Jupiter in Sagittarius to Dec 2, 2019 

Ceres in Sagittarius: January 26 to November 16

Karmic Axis: South node in Capricorn; North node in Cancer

Transit of Mercury: November 11: 7:22 am (18:55 Scorpio; inferior conjunction)



January 5: 15:25 Capricorn (Partial)

July 2: 10: 38 Cancer (TOTAL)

December 26: 8:12 Capricorn (Annular)


January 21: 0:52 Leo (TOTAL, supermoon)

July 16: 24:04 Capricorn (Partial)


Mercury retrograde:

March 5 to 28 (29:39 – 16:06 Pisces)

July 7 to 31 (4:28 Leo – 23:57 Cancer)

October 31 to November 20 (27:38 – 11:35 Scorpio)

Ceres retrograde: April 8 to July 17 (14:16 -0:31 Sagittarius)

Jupiter retrograde: April 10 to August 11 (24:21 – 14:30 Sagittarius)

Saturn retrograde: April 29 to September 18 (20:31 – 13:55 Capricorn)

Chiron retrograde: July 8 to December 12 (5:56 – 1:26 Aries)

Uranus retrograde: to January 6; (station direct at 28:36 Aries)

Uranus retrograde: August 11 to January 11, 2020 (6:37 Taurus – 2:39 Taurus)

Neptune retrograde: June 21 to November 27 (18:44 – 15:56 Pisces)

Pluto retrograde: April 24 to October 2/3 (23:09 – 20:38 Capricorn)


January 5: Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: 5:28 pm (15:28 Capricorn)

January 20: Supermoon, Total Lunar Eclipse: 9:16 pm (0:52 Leo)

January 4: Mercury enters Capricorn: 7:40 pm

January 6: Uranus stations direct: 12:26 pm (28:36 Aries)

January 7: Venus enters Sagittarius: 3:19 am

January 10: Eris stations direct: 22:59 Aries

January 20: Sun enters Aquarius: 1:00 am/Total Lunar Eclipse 9:16 pm

January 23: Mercury enters Aquarius: 9:50 pm

January 26: Ceres enters Sagittarius: 10:04 am

**Please note all times listed are Pacific time. Please check your local listings.

Dates to watch: January 1, 3 – 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18 -23, 25, 26, 29


2019 is front loaded! Mars is freshly fired up in Aries. There are battles to be fought and wars to wager, this regarding our personal and individual lives, as well as at the world at large (ethical, moral, social, political, economic, geophysical/survival of the planet). Through the middle of February, Mars will keep on the fast and ready trigger. Mars in Aries trigger dates: January 8, 21, 25; February 1, 12)

At the (personal and collective) soul level, Mars fires up new impulses, instincts, and desires. Supporting this initiative, Uranus in Aries ends retrograde on January 6, just one day after a solar eclipse in Capricorn. Consider this teaming up (of the eclipse with Uranus at station) as putting the squeeze on the reality to come up with a new format pronto quick. Both Mars in Aries and Uranus in Aries aim to cut to the chase, severe ties, break the chains that bind, to break new ground and to fire up a new initiative. Both transits serve the individuation process. Mars and Uranus in Aries provide an added degree of separation meant to create more conscious awareness. In so doing, (and is mandated by your soul/collective soul) both transits provide an opportunity for something new to come into being and to assume the lead. Creating a time is ripe moment for exactly this agenda, the partial solar eclipse in Capricorn on January 5 launches/cements a new reality baseline. 

An eclipse will be a major catalyst for you if it makes direct contact to your natal chart. Otherwise, you will experience it as a more dynamic new moon or full moon in some indirect way, through worldly or outer life action or relationships. Eclipses are event generating when they happen, and they continue to hold potency/deliver over an extended timeframe. All eclipses hold an element of the sudden and unexpected. A solar eclipse tends to bring news of someone of prominence (royalty, leader, famous), and of a significant birth, death, ending, launch, or transition. It can also produce something geo-physical; this is especially so when Uranus is featured as it is for both the January eclipses.

The partial solar eclipse in Capricorn on January 5 can bring something into being that has been long in the works, that has been held up or long buried, suppressed, or denied. A new milestone could be reached. Thanks to Uranus at station, an element of the sudden, abrupt, and unforeseen can be in the mix, but what is set into play is here to stay. An eclipse in Capricorn is cementing, it holds long term/long range benefit or consequence. It sets new, perhaps more urgent, priorities to the forefront. An important timeline or deadline could be set.  To name a few, Capricorn correlates to government and governing bodies, rules and rulings, law enforcement, the military, judgments, authority, officials and official matters, banks and institutions, parents and parenting, the aging, aged, and ancient. Capricorn also correlates to conditioning factors that establish one’s inner and moral judgement, sense of right and wrong, sense of/issues of duty, responsibility and accountability. Perhaps this eclipse will end the USA government shut-down. Capricorn also correlates to borders, boundaries and walls. 


Mercury enters Capricorn on January 4, just one day before the eclipse. Watch for someone of significance or for a specific issue or circumstance to be a key news maker or catalyst regarding this eclipse.

A growth and escalation transit, Venus in Sagittarius, January 7 to February 3 keeps everything to do with money, relationships, beliefs, the future, the search for truth, and the search for more in full swing. Venus in Sagittarius is a major player of the total lunar eclipse on January 20.

(Venus also plays a major role regarding the total lunar eclipse on July 16).

The total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 20/21 (depending on your local time) is also a super full moon so watch for significant action, especially regarding a significant relationship issue (personal, social, political) or something from Mother Nature. A lunar eclipse brings that which has already been on brew but has not fully been recognized into full view. We are likely to hear of an announcement or news-making from someone famous, notable, religious, or royal.

To the plus, the total lunar eclipse in Leo can be auspicious for creative projects and endeavours, the heart journey and the spiritual quest. Something unexpected could prove to be a saving grace and/or show excellent promise. Watch the days or week prior to this eclipse and the days or week following. The sun triggers Uranus on January 18 (square). On this same day, Mercury is conjunct Pluto, which is a forceful communication, compelling, motivating, cause driven, put pressure on it transit. Mercury/Pluto has a target to reach. An obsessive quality may accompany the recruiting or goal-setting. On this same day, Venus trines Mars. It’s a high impact day for getting the message across or getting the job done. Some one can hold great sway.

I wrote at length about Jupiter in Sagittarius in 2019. Here is a link:

Jupiter in Sagittarius forms three dynamic (square) aspects with Neptune in Pisces in 2019: January 13, June 16 and September 21. Each one of these exact alignments will be clarifying or revealing. They hold enormous creative potential and promise but they also put into question our reality, our beliefs, our faith in the future or in those we look to for guidance, inspiration, love, solace, or healing. 

In 2018, both Uranus and Chiron made short visits to new signs. Chiron will ingress into Aries on February 18, to stay until 2027. Uranus will ingress into Taurus on March 6, to stay through 2026. Taking over from the past seven years of revolutionizing Uranus in Aries, Chiron in Aries calls upon the warrior self to stand dressed for battle, to face destiny head-on. From the ground up, the Uranus in Taurus years will revolutionize our technologies, our lifestyles, and our value systems – moral, social, political, economic. Uranus revolutionizes the way we think, the way we feel, the way we relate to each other and to issues of survival. The transit will break down existing social, political, economic and moral norms, and update them with something more appropriate for the times. Our personal collective wealth lies in progressive thinking, in outside of the box thinking, in funding science and new technology. We must stop our addiction to oil. We must stop nuclear proliferation. Climate change and the survival of life on the plane is the most pressing issue of the day. 

Uranus in Taurus and Chiron in Aries will serve to jettison us into the non-negotiable next phase of reality, to raise consciousness regarding our planetary survival. Chiron serves as a no pain/no gain transit. Uranus is often good for shock-wave. Both will introduce new avenues, tools, and resources for our collective growth and healing. First comes awareness, then comes trial and error, and eventually comes creative solution. I will write more on both Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus soon, in the meantime, check out my website for a Chiron podcast and other articles.

July dishes up two more eclipses. The total solar eclipse in Cancer on July 2 will stimulate the birth charts of both the USA and Canada. It’s an activation transit/next chapter launch for homeland matters, domestic policy, nationalism, security, safety, population issues, economic safety, real estate, home and family, food production/safety. This eclipse can also bring something of the past full circle or act as an important seeding phase for what comes next. Mars, freshly in Leo suggests someone of significance can enter or exit our lives or assume a lead role.

The partial lunar eclipse on July 16 is accompanied by Venus in Cancer in opposition to Saturn retrograde in Capricorn, a belt tightening, tough go, put to the test, transit. Venus opposition Saturn puts added emphasis on matters of accountability, duty, responsibility and the law. The money and/or the people are under added pressure. There is a necessity to get it under better control, to reach the goal post, to re-secure the baseline. Venus/Saturn is also a goal oriented, result, reward, or consequence transit. Mercury in Leo is also retrograde (July 7 to 31). Although the retrograde can extend the finish line, this eclipse marks an ending or deadline of significance.

The last eclipse of the year takes place on December 25/26. The solar eclipse is accompanied by a trine to Uranus in Taurus and a conjunction with Jupiter in Capricorn.  Although the year ahead is likely to be a difficult one regarding economics and politics, I hope by the time we get to next Christmas, that we will feel the work we have done has created substantial benefit.





Agent 300 – Rose Marcus. Rose is an Evolutionary Astrologer and Clairvoyant based in Vancouver, Canada. She is a popular lecturer at conferences in Canada and the USA. Over the years, Rose has written for numerous publications and projects, including the daily forecast column for The Mountain Astrologer, 2007/2008. Her first book, “Insights into Evolutionary Astrologer” was published by Lewellyn Worldwide in 2010. The subject of her current book project is Chiron.
In addition to producing in-depth articles, monthly forecasts, and podcasts for her website, she is published weekly by Vancouver’s premier entertainment newspaper, The Georgia Straight, which is also available on-line:  On the last Wednesday of every month Rose discusses the transits for the month ahead on Guiding Stars Radio: Visit Rose’s website for information on webinars and private readings:

Location: Vancouver, BC

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.