"If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt."Dean Martin
(1917 - 1995)
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.)
You are curious and fascinating! (You're never boring.) You love ideas, witty people, new places, bookstores, magazines, race tracks, maps, pens, jokes, gadgets, puzzles, lively conversations, hockey, bow ties, two-toned oxford shoes, spontaneous travel and juicy gossip. You're a whiz at learning, including languages. You can glance at a book jacket and expound on it at a party. You prefer fast hits of information and like to be up to date. You enjoy the stimulation of two homes, two jobs and sometimes two lovers! You have an adoring peanut gallery!
In the mid-90s, things were coming together! You improved your health and got a better job. You also began to get the recognition you deserved for past efforts, which was gratifying. Money from other sources came to you around 1996 through inheritances or a boost to your partner's assets. This gave you a chance to travel and spread your wings or get further education. Some explored opportunities in publishing and the media.
At the turn of the millennium, life changed as you gave up people, places and possessions. This ultimately led to the beginning of a new path for you in 2001-02. In a few years, your home scene improved and some of you expanded your family.
Around 2006 - 08, life was a roller coaster with job changes and residential moves. By 2010, your reputation was shining! When Jupiter entered your sign in 2013, life looked even better, with increased earnings to follow. By 2016, you had a wonderful chance to expand your home and enhance your family life plus benefit through real estate. Last year, your job improved along with your health! Major bonus!
Now you wonder what's next?
Do you realize that from the turn of the millennium until around 2008, you virtually reinvented yourself? Since 2008, aside from challenges with kids, your primary thrust was figuring out where to live and how to establish a home for yourself plus figure out your job scene. In other words, what do you want to do for a living? (Geminis born after June 21, might still be wrestling with this. If so, please note that you can still get a better job or improve your existing one; and improve your health in the future!)
It's important to grasp your timeline. In 2001 (give or take a year) you set out on a new journey; and by 2015-16, you began to take your power. Since then, you have been externally focused and ready to face your world. Basically, you are out of the woods now and heading for a career peak in about four years. (Yay!) At that time, all the seeds you have been planting, certainly since 2008, will come to fruition. It will be a time of harvest and kudos and you will feel proud of your achievements. But back to the present.....
One lovely blessing for the year 2019 is that it's an excellent year to enter into a professional relationship or a business partnership. This person might not bring much money to the table but they will lift your spirits and make you more confident and help you in other ways. This person will definitely help you, not because you're weak but because this year relations with others will benefit you. By all means, accept the help of professionals.
It will also be in your best interests to deal with foreign places and people from other cultures. Someone who has a background that is sufficiently different from yours will help you with their views or their skills.
Professionally, this is a time of culmination in your life. You feel confident to expand your world in certain ways. Your increased confidence will allow you to go after what you want because you can sense this is a growth-oriented time. However, this is a tough year to get a loan or mortgage or the backing of another person. Do not be discouraged because this is a temporary setback; because after all, in four years, you will reach a career peak! "Watch my dust!"
This is a fabulous year for relationships! It's the best year in over a decade for Geminis to get married! For starters, you will be confident about your relationships and close friendships this year. You will feel loved and appreciated. Your one-to-one encounters with others will be meaningful and this will contribute to your own personal growth.
Almost by magic, it will seem as if you encounter people who help you and benefit you in amazing ways. These relationships will be mutually beneficial, which is the best. This is not a year to go it alone. Not only will others help you in your personal relationships this year, even the assistance of professionals will benefit you, for example, seeing a lawyer, a doctor, counsellor or an astrologer.
If you marry, you will benefit financially from the marriage. Your partner might be slightly older or more well-established and your respect for this person is one thing that attracts you to them.
You might travel this year and become involved with people from other countries and different backgrounds because you will benefit from a cosmopolitan association with others. It will please you to learn something from others.
As I mentioned earlier, those of you who are born after June 20, are still reaping benefits that improve your health and your job. These benefits will also indirectly affect your family. For example, you might get more enjoyment from pets in the family. There will be considerable joy and opportunities to expand family connections.
All Geminis will have a chance to benefit their home and family through close friends and partnerships this year because wealth and learning come to you from other sources and this will have an indirect benefit on your personal life, your family, your relatives and your home.
Relations with family members will be more positive and upbeat this year because this is how YOU feel. You are more confident about who you are, confident about your relations with others, and especially confident about the kind of people that you can attract into your world. As you enjoy this growing confidence, your attitude will be more upbeat. You will be happier in your personal life and in turn, this will promote warmer relations with family members.
All in all, this is a good year to deal with others. Having said that, this is not a good year to benefit from the wealth and resources of others. For example, it's more challenging to get a mortgage or to borrow money to improve your home. Fortunately, this will not bother you at this time because you are entering a happy year for yourself, which means you will feel more content with the way things are. "Anyone want this last piece of pizza?"
Whether you went wild in the holidays taking a fantastic vacation, or being too generous to everyone - whatever the reason - this month you are focused on debt, taxes and the wealth of others. You might also be focused on an inheritance or insurance issues. Matters at work are cozy this month and relations with coworkers are friendly and warm. Expect discussions and negotiations about finances, property and anything you hold jointly with others. For some reason, you will do some serious thinking about life and mortality. You might meet someone who has a profound effect on you or vice versa. Perhaps your words will grip this other person in a way they never expected.
You need to blow town this month! Grab every chance to travel because you want a change of scenery. Even if you can't go far, you can be a tourist in your own city or travel within 100 miles of your home. Seriously, any kind of change will be the stimulation that you need. You will also adore any chance to study anything new or get further education because you want to broaden your view of life. You will be interested in foreign places, the law, philosophy and higher knowledge. Relations with close friends are supportive.
This is the only month of the year when the Sun is at the top of your chart. While it sits there for four weeks, it symbolizes a flattering light shining on you. This light makes you look fabulous in the eyes of others, especially bosses, parents and VIPs. Although this is symbolic - it means this actually happens. You look wonderful in the eyes of others without doing anything extra special! Obviously, you can take advantage of this. That's why this is the month to advance your agenda or make your pitch. Meanwhile, travel appeals as well as getting further education and taking courses. Romance with someone from another country or a different culture will blossom for some of you. Ole!
This is a popular month! Enjoy schmoozing with others. Accept all invitations to socialize, especially to hang out with friends and be involved with groups, clubs and organizations. Take a moment to share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone because their feedback will help you. Meanwhile, someone will approach you and ask for your advice about how to make something look better - office design, layout, furniture arrangement or something to do with a website. Like last month, this continues to be a strong month to talk to bosses and parents and VIPs. The main shift for this month is that fiery Mars is in your sign now giving you lots of energy! This means whatever you do, you will bring enthusiasm and vigour to your project and your conversations. Yahoo!
There are mixed influences this month. Fiery Mars is still in your sign giving you lots of energy, aggression and drive. No question. In addition, fair Venus and Mercury are both in the part of your chart related to friendships and organizations. This means you will enjoy hanging out with younger people, and probably, you will interact with creative, artistic types. You want to have fun and socialize! However, countering this, the Sun is hiding in your chart this month, which means your first impulse is to lie low. You want to stay in the background. You want to work behind the scenes or work alone. (Not typically you.) Therefore, you will juggle these contradictory influences according to your moods and whims. (It's a good thing there are two of you to deal with this.)
The Sun is now in your sign giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. Your energy is buzzing! You feel strong, focused and energetic. You will attract people to you as well as favourable situations, which is why you are in the driver's seat this month. (Some of you will dabble in a secret love affair.) You will also be aggressive and forthright about earning money this month because you will work hard to boost your earnings. However, you will work just as hard to spend them! Ah yes, the cash is flowing both directions! Naturally, Jupiter opposite your sign guarantees warm relations with partners and close friends. Make plans for fun times with loved ones!
"Show me the money!" Even though you were working hard last month to earn money and spend it - this month that two-way flow increases! Ka-ching! You're still working hard to boost your income. Nevertheless, you now have the added ability to attract money to you as well. Plus you are full of moneymaking ideas. (Admittedly, you will spend money on jewelry, clothes, art objects and beautiful things.) Do your homework this month especially about inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt or something to do with insurance. Whatever it is might come to a head this month -- so be on top of things. Don't be caught napping.
This is a fast-paced, upbeat, optimistic month! You've got things to do, places to go and people to see! It's an excellent month for marketing and sales. It's also a great time to write, teach, and act for a living because you are so eloquent and articulate! You can make money from your words. In part this is because you are convincing and persuasive. Personally, you will seek out honest, nitty-gritty conversations with others. This is also the perfect month for short trips. It's a great time to begin studying something or take a course. Meanwhile, you are dreaming up money-making ideas while relations with partners and close friends are smooth and chummy. Niiiice!
Now your attention turns to home, family and your private life. Many are making repairs at home or doing renovations because there is increased activity and chaos on the home front. There's a strong chance this will promote conflict with family members so be patient with others because patience is the antidote to anger. Redecorating projects are on your list. You want to do something to make where you live look more attractive. You might also want to entertain at home this month. Meanwhile, partnerships swoon busily along.
This month is fun city for Geminis! It's a wonderful month for romance, love affairs, parties and socializing because you want to have a good time! This is the best month of the year to take a vacation. You will also enjoy diversions like sports events, playful activities with children, the opera, movies, the theatre and anything related to the arts, especially if you have a chance to express your creative talents. One reason your romantic relationships will flourish now is you feel there is no need to pretend to be what you are not. You're happy in your own skin. Meanwhile, at work, you will enjoy mental work and will pay more attention to detail than usual. You will want everything done perfectly! This is a good month to sit down with coworkers and groups to discuss problems. Be careful about criticizing others. Not good. Nobody wins.
This is a busy month because you are still in party mode (Oh yeah). Instant gratification! Seek out amusing diversions because they will please you. Make note that your sex drive is amped, which means sex will be hot and memorable. Parents will have to be patient with kids because conflicts might arise. (Remember - you're the adult.) Despite this emphasis on fun and games, your primary focus is to be efficient, productive and effective in everything you do. Privately, you will be thinking about how well you run your life and how you can do it better. Since you are on this self-improvement kick, you might decide to eat better and explore ways to choose a healthier diet. Venus joins Jupiter opposing your sign this month, which means relations with partners and close friends are even better! Of course -- there is no end to better!
This month your main focus is on friends, partners and socializing with others. You're working hard; in fact, so hard you're busy delegating to others as well. You are hands-on in your approach to your work and jobs that you personally do, which is why you will roll up your sleeves and dig in. This is a good month to ask for a loan, or mortgage or to expect help from others because you just might get it. This is a passionate, sexy month! Intimate relations are affectionate and also beyond the physical act -- almost a transforming experience. Meanwhile, you will attract money to you through your partner or spouse. We like!
In 2020, many of you will receive an inheritance because this year you will benefit from the wealth and resources of others. Perhaps your partner will earn more money because you will be enriched indirectly in some way. Very likely, this is the reason you are able to travel and spread your wings in late 2020 and 2021. Some of you will go back to school or get further education. (You adore learning.)
Following that, you look marvellous in the eyes of others! The year 2022 is your chance to put your name up in lights! You will boost your reputation is a positive way. This boon paves the way for 2023, which is the beginning of a three-year window that is your career peak and your time of harvest. It's your turn to take a bow! By 2025, lucky Jupiter returns to your sign making your life even more fortunate, positive and upbeat. What a happy future you have!
"I'm grateful for my partners and friends this year."
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:
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.
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|