"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."

Roger Bannister
(March 23, 1929 - March 3, 2018)
First Athlete to Break the Four - Minute Mile

What Will 2019 Bring?

Last year I predicted "sexual secrets will continue, along with scandals about the media, universities, the church and foreign countries. (Russia springs to mind.)"

This year the big change for 2019 is the shift of Uranus into Taurus. The last time Uranus was in Taurus was from 1935 to 1942.

Uranus challenges rigid structures. It fights power and tyranny on behalf of the everyday person. Uranus is the energy behind unions, Green Peace and Amnesty International. Its rallying cry is "the greatest good for the greatest number!" Uranus represents technology, computers, the sky, aviation, air waves and the radio.

For the last seven years, Uranus was in fiery Aries. an independent "ME" sign. Consider how the "Selfie" society exploded in that time! Aries is also militant, hence the #metoo movement with its overnight groundswell.

But Uranus in Taurus will be very different: Taurus is tangible. It is Earth, the ground, the source of food. It is the sign of domesticated animals; and it rules money, wealth and banks. It is conservative. It values time-tested tradition.

New rules regarding banking will be introduced this year and in the next seven years. Revolutionary ideas will impact food production. There will be increased "sharing" of goods - shared housing, shared cars, shared gardens, shared jobs.

My advice is to protect what you have. Take care of what you own. Be financially prudent. Solidify your finances and get out of debt.

Meanwhile, for the first time in 12 years, lucky Jupiter will dazzle because it is back in its own sign! This will benefit travel, education, publishing, the media and give everyone increased hope! (Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.)

Hello Aries!

You are direct, strong and you're no pushover! You love a challenge, especially car racing or verbal jousting. You need to win because you late to lose. This is why you have the first (and the last) word. You will try anything once. You're amazing with your hands, which is why you are the artisan of the zodiac. You rescue animals and love kittens and puppies. You're heroic! You're competitive! Your love of exploring uncharted territory makes you a pioneer par excellence. If it's out there - you'll find it!

A Backwards Glance

In the mid-90s, you gave up people, places and possessions, in part because you had the travel bug and wanted to explore the world. Fortunately, something good came along because you soon made a name for yourself. By 1997, you set off on a new path; however, shortly after the beginning of the millennium, job changes and residential moves kept you on your toes. Many of you improved your living scene and might have even expanded your family. (Give or take a year.)

By 2010, you were busting your buns getting ready to show the world would you could do! In 2011, you got your break when lucky Jupiter was in your sign. Shortly afterwards, you started to earn more money. (Bucks in jeans is what we like!)

By 2014-2015, you had opportunities to explore real-estate deals or improve where you lived. By 2016-17, your job scene looked better as well as your health. (Nicely done.) Partnerships looked good in 2017-18. In fact, this was a great time to get married or hook up with someone. This is always a quandary for you because part of you likes the support and security of marriage - but the other part hates being tied down. "Hey, I've got wings and I need to fly!" Relax. You are loved. You can fly and then come home for dinner.

So Here We Are

So here we are. Strutting across that line with 2018 behind us, as we are about to step into 2019. It's time for a reality check! In the bigger picture, and by that I am referring to a 30-year window, this is a time of harvest for you. All the seeds you have planted since 2003, and certainly since 2010, are now ripening. Some of this will be good news, some of it - not so much. Do not dwell on your failures. Instead, focus on what is working. The reason you have to focus on the positive is you are heading into a spectacular year! Would I kid you? Actually, yes I would -- but not about this.

What Will 2019 Be Like?

Money and Career

Some years, we tread water and put in time. They're filler years. Other years are fresh starts and exciting beginnings. Always memorable. This year is not like a year that was dramatic but neither is it like a year that was a filler year. This year is your time of harvest and your time of harvest occurs once every 30 years. For some, this began last year; for all of you, it is now in full swing!.

As you might guess from the term harvest, this is the time when all the seeds you have planted in the past come to fruition. They will either ripen or they will die. Where you planted well, you will reap benefits. The consequences of your preparations will be evident. You will see what is working in your life and what is not. Do not think you are standing off in the wings watching what is taking place. Oh no. This year you are an active agent of your future!

This year you will have to be ruthless and get rid of what is no longer working. Drop it. Don't waste time thinking about failure. Move on. Now is the time to focus on what IS working and go with that. This is a year of immense responsibilities and your hands are full. It is fortunate that you are a natural leader because this is the role you need to play this year. Do not hold back!

It's important for you to know that this year brings you one of your greatest opportunities to make an impression on the world as an individual. You will be admired for who you are as a person. That's why this can be one of the most rewarding times of your life -- but you will have to hold the reins in both hands and stay firmly in charge.

Meanwhile, fabulous opportunities to travel and explore other countries and different cultures await you this year. If you are thinking of taking a trip - now is the time to do it. Act on this desire! Make plans. Book a reservation. Alternatively, you might choose to expand your world in a different way by getting further education or training because this is the best year in over a decade to enjoy going back to school or continuing school, or taking courses or doing anything that expands your knowledge.

Certain careers offer wonderful opportunities. In particular, look for ways to explore new avenues in publishing and the media. Many will make advancements in medicine or the law. Not only publishing but also anything to do with the world of academia and higher education will bring coveted opportunities your way.

Because of the maturing aspect of this time of harvest, you will also release and let go of limiting prejudices and beliefs that stifle your world. It will be easy to do this because the thrust of this year is to expand your awareness. You will become wiser and cultivate more poise, which is a lovely blessing.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."
Mark Twain
(Nov. 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910)


This is a powerful year in your life because it's a time when your cherished dreams are coming true. For example, it might be a graduation, a hoped-for marriage or birth, perhaps establishing your independence or receiving special kudos, promotions, awards or the admirations of others. However, beware. Because you are so focused on your career, and enjoying success and a delightful boost to your reputation, it might come at the expense of your closest relationships. Do not do this - no matter how tempting it is to fall into this trap.

You need balance in your life. At this time, when you are successful and admired by others, do not forget to invest in your closest relationships. This wonderful time of harvest will not last forever, and when it is over, you will want the support of your loved ones. Therefore, remember to water the garden of your relationships.

Meanwhile, this is an ideal year to meet someone who is different, especially someone from another culture or a different country. This opportunity will present itself to you because Jupiter is travelling through your Ninth House, which means in 2019, almost by magic, you will attract people to you who are different from the people you usually meet. In addition, because you will probably travel more than usual, this will also give you opportunities to meet people from other cultures and different backgrounds. Ya think?

Because you will have expanding career opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and anything to do with higher education, you will encounter new romance and create new relationships and friendships in these same areas. (Hey, a foreign lover is a fun way to learn a new language!)

Home and Family

Expect some challenges when it comes to dealing with domestic relationships and your involvement with home and family. The reason for this is simple. Because this year some of your cherished dreams are coming true, plus you have increased responsibilities and so much to do - you will have less time and energy to focus on home and family. This is not ideal; and this is your challenge! Every day has 24 hours.

You will be empowered by a promotion, an opportunity to work independently or perhaps a graduation or marriage - these are all things that lead to an ability to have more money, resources and support from others that can help you focus on your home.

As your status and prestige in life increase, this will be reflected in your personal and home life as well. One example would be if you get a promotion and are enjoying professional success, you will have more money to invest in your home and to entertain at home.

It is possible that you might become more involved with a parent more than usual or possibly, you might have to take on the responsibilities for a parent or an older relative.

Not only might your career success rob your focus on your personal life, but there will be a strong recognition of you as an individual this year - recognition of your personal achievements and your personal success. This focus will encourage you to look inward rather than outward to your family and friends. Do be aware of this.

Despite the glitter, glamour and seduction of fame and success, the rewards of your relationships can never be underestimated. These relationships are the kind of experiences that once they are lost, you later realize what you truly had. Do not get caught up in your success. Remember how important it is to have someone to nudge in the night.

2019 Monthly Highlights


Whoa! Look at you! This is the only month all year when the Sun is at the top of your chart casting you in a flattering spotlight. "You look mahvellous, dahling, marvelous!" Bosses, parents and VIPs will be impressed with you even if you don't do anything special. (Face it -- good lighting is everything.) Mercury is also at the top of your chart indicating this is a great time to talk to bosses and parents. Pitch your ideas! Do what you can to advance your agenda. Money and assistance from others will come your way. Plus -- fiery Mars is in your sign boosting your confidence and energy! This is a winning month!


Your ruler Mars is still in your sign increasing your energy, making your life active! You're ready to work hard to further your own interests because you know this is your chance to show the world what you can do. You are much more of a fighter for your own rights than usual. Your physical energy is high. Meanwhile, this is your most popular month of the year! Everyone wants you to be on their team. Expect to interact with younger people more than usual. You continue to impress bosses; in fact, some of you might have a flirtation or a romantic relationship with someone in authority. Take note that this is an excellent month to set goals. Remember: It's a dream until you write it down - then it's a goal. Goals inspire you! They help channel your energy so that you achieve your dreams, which also boosts your confidence in yourself.


As your birthday looms ahead, you see that your personal year is coming to an end. Use this one-month window to set goals. The difference being that now you will set goals for your year ahead (from birthday to birthday.) Goals give you a clearer focus on what's important to you. They give you more clarity in your decision-making. They make you feel you have more control of your future, and indeed you do! And of course, a goal gives you a sense of purpose. Enjoy hanging out with artistic, creative people this month. You will work hard to earn your money (and you will work just as hard to spend it!) Travel and further education still appeal. Your main focus is to create goals for your new year ahead.


This is your birthday month! This means the Sun is in your sign pumping your energy and giving you a chance to replenish and rejuvenate yourself for the coming year. The Sun in your sign will also attract people to you, as well as favourable situations. (Major bonus!) Fiery Mars is still in one of your Money Houses, urging you to spend money and at the same time, arousing your ambition to earn money. Venus is hidden in your chart this month, which promotes secret love affairs and private tete-a-tete's. (You devil.) This also means that all this hoopla that the Sun brings your way will make you want to seek out quiet moments of privacy so you can catch your breath.


This is an excellent month to buy wardrobe goodies. Every sign rules a particular body part and the sign of Aries rules the head, which is why you love hats, earrings and glasses. (My uncle Jack was an Aries and he had over 100 hats.) However, feel free to buy any kind of wardrobe item because you are confident now and you will like what you see in the mirror. You will also be diplomatic and charming with others this month, which is why this is a great time to schmooze! (All the more reason to shop for something that makes you look and feel fabulous.) Meanwhile, fiery Mars guarantees that your communications are strong and direct. You will say what you mean and mean what you say! The Sun urges you to develop moneymaking ideas; however, this placement of the Sun also makes you want to take stock. For example, does what you own serve your needs or are you a slave to your possessions? Quite likely, you want to show something off this month.


Fasten your seatbelt because this is a busy month! Short trips, errands, ambitious To-Do lists plus increased time with siblings, neighbours and relatives will fuel your accelerated pace. Many of you will be involved with increased reading and writing. You will have to deal with chaos and activity on the home front as well, perhaps due to visiting guests or redecorating and renovation projects. Expect family discussions about home repairs. Fortunately, you can attract money to you this month. Trust your moneymaking ideas. You will also want to spend money on art, jewelry, clothing and beautiful objects of art, which makes sense since you are redecorating at home (and most of you make jewelry).


You have had a busy pace for some months now, so it's no surprise that you need to grab a little down time. This month your focus is on home, family and your private life. In one way, you need to catch your breath and relax. However, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all indicators that you will be entertaining at home and that your home life will be busy! Repairs, renovations and redecorating projects might still be on the go. This is also an excellent month to explore real-estate opportunities. Some of you will be more involved with a parent than usual. Family discussions will be important.


Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party! This is the perfect month for a vacation because fun times, social occasions, sports events and playful activities with children are tops on your menu. Romance gets a huge boost! New love can flower! Existing relationships will become more lighthearted and playful! Remember that you are the artisan of the zodiac, and you can do anything with your hands. Take note that this is the month to explore hobbies and express your creative talents because not only are you enthusiastic, your muse is with you! (Oh yes.) This is not surprising because romantic urges and the desire to create are closely entwined, and both these impulses are highlighted this month. Meanwhile, family discussions and repairs at home continue. (Still?)


Party time is over. That back-to-school feeling has you in its grips, which is why you're ready to stand at attention and salute. Not only are you prepared to work hard this month, you want to work with efficiency and effectiveness so that you can be as productive as possible. This is why many of you will practice and study ways to perfect or hone your techniques. Coworkers will be supportive this month, in part because you will be hands-on and willing to do whatever it takes to do your job. Not only will you work hard, you will delegate to others as well. Expect praise or even a raise at this time. Continue to explore opportunities to get further education and training that will boost your career. Naturally, travel opportunities will appeal as they will all year. Yay!


You need more sleep this month because symbolically speaking, the Sun is now opposite your sign, which means it is as far away from your sign as it gets all year. Since the Sun is your source of energy (symbolically) it means you will have less energy. Therefore, respect your need for more rest and get more sleep. Don't push yourself too hard. This polarized position of the Sun also makes you focus on your partnerships and close relationships more than usual. You will have more objectivity about seeing your style of relating to others, which allows you to learn more about how to improve your style of relating to someone. Meanwhile, Venus guarantees warm relations with others while your ruler fiery Mars continues to push you to work hard. Discussions about shared property, inheritances, taxes and insurance are likely.


This is a passionate, intense month! All your discussions with others will be serious and nitty-gritty. You might discuss inheritances, shared property or how to divide or share something. You might also have to deal with the fact that someone else's values differ from yours, and yet, you have to live with them or learn how to compromise. Not easy. You might find yourself reflecting upon deep, psychological truths that have a profound effect on your mind. Meanwhile, your ruler fiery Mars is opposite your sign this month, which means it's easy to be annoyed with partners and close friends. (Well, they are annoying.) Nevertheless, this an opportunity to practice patience. Fortunately, both Venus and Jupiter will bring opportunities to travel and expand your world in a delightful way.


This year, without doubt, you have fabulous opportunities to travel; and yet, this month, your urge to travel is the strongest of all! Basically, you want to do something to expand your horizons and your experience of life. If you can't travel, then be a tourist in your own city. Enjoy learning something new. Take a course. Go back to school. Explore anything that is exciting and different. Your sex drive is heightened this month, which means many of you will fall in love with someone who is unusual, possibly from another culture. You might also have a cozy flirtation with a boss or someone in a position of authority. Be fair and patient in disputes about inheritances and shared property because these are likely to arise. When it comes to issues like this, remember: What goes around, comes around. You can count on that.

A Peek Beyond 2019

The year 2020 is the year you've been waiting for for over a decade and in some ways, several decades. To put it mildly, this is your year to put your name up in lights! Whatever you do, you will look fabulous in the eyes of others! Expect a promotion, kudos, awards, applause, scholarships, or anything that raises your esteem in the eyes of your peers. Naturally, you will feel confident. This year you can advance your profession, career or social standing in your community. (Looking swsell!)

The year 2021 is super popular and by 2023, you are blessed because lucky Jupiter is in Aries. You wanted more? This means it's a fortunate year for you and life flows easily. Nevertheless, at this time, you will begin to downsize and let go of whatever you no longer need. You will want to streamline your life.

By 2024, you will boost your earnings, and by 2026, many of you will benefit from real estate or expand your family through marriage, birth or adoption. In fact, 2024-25 is a wonderful time for your home and family life because everyone will be more generous to each other and more loving. (Awwww.)

My Aries Mantra for 2019

"This year my destination is not a country, it's a new way of seeing my world."

Mercury Retrograde in 2019

Mercury retrograde occurs three times a year. This is when Mercury appears to go backwards in relation to planet Earth. (In reality Mercury always moves forward.) During these so-called retrograde times, the areas that Mercury has domain over inexplicably suffer from errors and delays. These errors are small but frustrating!

Mercury has domain over everything that moves forward:

  1. All forms of ground transportation, (cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, buses, taxis, trains)
  2. The mail, parcels, packages (Post Office plus Courier and Delivery Services)
  3. Communications - email, social media, phone calls, conversations
  4. It also includes daily living (the people we encounter, the items we deal with, the transactions we make and how we relate to others.)

During Mercury retrograde, all the areas under the domain of Mercury tend to go "backwards." (They certainly have trouble going forwards!) Expect transportation delays, missed buses and car breakdowns. Mail will be delayed or lost. Daily items like keys and papers will be misplaced. Communications with others will be confused and misunderstood. People from our past will pop up into our lives.

"Boris?" "Natasha!"

However, we can make good use of Mercury retrograde times to finish things, study the past, do research and reflect. But do not open a business or begin new projects. Mercury retrograde is also a bad time to buy cars, trucks, bikes, computers, printers and phones.

The dates below are the actual retrograde dates plus the buffer times. This is because Mercury starts to slow down before it goes retrograde. Then afterwards, it needs more time to catch up to where it was at when it first went retrograde.

The craziness (delays and errors) is most pronounced during the actual retrograde time. However, if you are buying a big ticket item like a car or a computer, I recommend that you play it safe and avoid these purchases during the buffer times as well. You'll be glad you did.

Actual Mercury Retrograde Dates Buffered Dates (I use this one)
March 5 - March 28 February 26 - April 17
July 7 - August 2 June 23 - August 15
October 31 - November 20 October 20 - December 8

Lucky Days for Aries in 2019

  • January 12, 13 14
  • February 8, 9, 10
  • March 12, 13, 14
  • April 4, 5
  • May 1, 2, 3, 29, 30
  • June 25, 26
  • July 22, 23, 24
  • August 19, 20
  • September 15, 16
  • October 12, 13, 14
  • November 8, 9, 10
  • December 6, 7

Who Shares My Birthday?


Gary Oldman 1958
Constance Wu 1982
Princess Eugenie, 1990
David Suzuki 1936
Aretha Franklin 1942
Steve Tyler 1948
Jann Arden 1962
Lady Gaga 1986
Scott Wilson 1942
Vincent Van Gogh 1853
Ewan McGregor 1971


Asa Butterfield 1997
Camille Paglia 1947
Cobie Smulders 1982
Maya Angelou 1928
Lily James 1989
Candace Cameron-Bure 1976
Iris Johansen 1928
Robin Wright 1966
Dennis Quaid 1954
Mandy Moore 1984
Michelle Phan 1987
Beverly Cleary 1916
Peter Davison 1951
Chris Wood 1988
Danny Pino 1974
Ellen Barkin 1954
Jennifer Garner 1972
Bryan Baeumler 1974
Kate Hudson 1979