"I'm an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."

Winston Churchill
(Nov. 30 1874 - Jan 24, 1965)

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 Sagittarius!

You are the most fascinating sign! You are loved because you're breezy, upbeat and friendly. You're also stimulating because you are intelligent, interested and informed. (Smarty pants.) You love travel and change, and of course, you adore animals. You need the outdoors; in fact, you need to be out every day! You are risk-taking, fun-loving and will gamble on anything. The world needs your wisdom and your point of view. Freedom and activity are your survival issues!

A Backwards Glance

In 1995, because your ruler Jupiter was in your sign, you were able to secure your home base. Shortly afterwards, you got a boost to your salary, which allowed you to improve things at home around 1998-99. By 2001-02, you began to take your power. You might have received an inheritance because you benefited from the wealth and resources of someone else, perhaps, a partner. Nevertheless, partnerships were tough then. Some of them ended.

By 2003, you hit the road to travel - your favourite pastime. By 2004-05, the world loved you and you made a great impression on others. But it was not until 2008-09, that your time of harvest brought money, accolades and respect. This allowed you to make some serious decisions, especially in terms of your future.

Around 2011, your family might have expanded through birth, marriage or adoption. One thing is certain, you wanted a big vacation! By 2013, you began to dismantle much of what you had created since 2001. You had garage sales. You gave away a lot and you recycled because you were determined to downsize and streamline your scene so you could set off on ay new path by 2015-16. And you did!

The year 2017 was popular time. You're a good friend to others, in addition to which, you wisely water your trap line around the world so you always have a place to stay and a friendly face to greet you.

Last year was a curious year, Life made you thoughtful and retrospective. Many of you explored new spiritual or religious dimensions. You gave serious thought to learning more about your inner world. This would interest you because you like to be mentally provoked --- new territory to explore!

What Will 2019 Be Like?

Money and Career

Your life will be blessed this year because your ruler Jupiter is in your own sign! Note: This can happen only once every 12 years. The last time was in 2007 and before that 1995-96. The next time this happens will be in 2031. Take a moment to digest these dates so that you realize that this marvellous blessing comes to you only four or five times in your adult life. You are traditionally a long-lived sign. Winston Churchill, a fellow Sagittarius, was not skinny. He enjoyed cigars, champagne, brandy and Johnny Walker Scotch Red Label. He lived to be 91.

I believe your optimism and your love of learning and exploring new ideas and new places, especially through travel, contribute to keeping you young and long-lived. This year you have much to be grateful because life will be easier. You will attract business deals and favourable financial arrangements. You will also attract important people. You will attract good luck!

During this year while Jupiter is in your sign, your confidence will grow and by the end of 2019, your poise and self-confidence will have immeasurably increased. This will help you in all your professional dealings. You know how important it is to feel like a winner!

Work-related travel along with travel for pleasure will be a theme this year. Because you are entering a new 12-year cycle of growth in your life, you will initiate new projects and expand your activities. You will also escape from inhibiting circumstances that you want to leave.

Your increased confidence will allow you to show the world your talents. You will not be shy or withdraw. You won't exaggerate your importance but you will be confident in showing others your vision for the future. This will attract financial support and resources to you. Note: The one thing to be careful about is being too confident or too ambitious. But this is small potatoes.


Naturally all of your relationships will improve this year because you are basking in the blessing of Jupiter in your own sign! Because you have more self poise, more confidence, and you will feel friendlier and happier - you will be more appealing and attractive to others! Existing relationships will improve. Someone might tell you that you are "more like your old self," and that is a complement. Because of your happy, confident countenance, you will meet new friends and potential romantic partners.

Jupiter in your sign can make you look affluent in the eyes of others. Therefore, keep this in mind because why bother attracting people who are only interested in your wealth? If you marry for money, the price is too high. This doesn't mean you have to mistrust the affection and interest of others - but don't be a fool.

Something to keep in mind is that since 2015, you have been on a journey to reinvent yourself and that journey will not be complete until 2023. There is much that you have to learn - regardless of your age. Your values are constantly changing, and you know it. Therefore, remain flexible and open. Enjoy the popularity of this year! Enjoy being sought after.

Home and Family

For the last five years, Neptune has been travelling through the part of your chart related to home and family. This is a long journey and will continue until 2025. Because Neptune is smoke and mirrors - nebulous, idealistic and full of fantasy, this means that your domestic and personal life will undergo many strange and subtle changes. You are starting to have original ideas about what you want your home to be.

Many of you will introduce unusual ideas to where you live, perhaps ideas that represent spiritual or occult values. Admittedly, Neptune can also introduce confusion, especially in family relationships. Communications with parents might be difficult.

What you will find this year is you will feel stronger in everything you do with respect to family members and where you live because you are so confident! You believe in yourself! You have faith in your judgment and your ideas! Therefore, your home life and your relations with family members will improve. You will find it easier to be generous to loved ones. This is because Jupiter in your sign makes you generous but also Jupiter in your sign makes you idealistic. It increases your respect for the values of compassion and kindness.

2019 Monthly Highlights


You begin this year with concerns about money, earnings and financial matters. Let's face it, more than most signs, you like get-rich-quick schemes. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don't. This is an excellent month to buy wardrobe items for yourself. Do it. Your home scene is still frantic and chaotic but it is starting to settle down. In fact, you're already planning an escape vacation for next month!


This is an active, busy month! The pace of your days will accelerate because of a busy schedule of short trips, errands, meetings, conversations, more time spent with siblings and relatives plus increased reading, writing and studying. Yes, you're doing it all! It's a strong month for parties, sports events, vacations, quick getaways, romance, dating plus exciting socializing, including the arts and the theatre. Enjoy!


Hopefully, you got a chance to get away last month and have some fun because this month your focus is on home, family and your private life. Many of you might be involved with a parent more than usual. Family discussions will take place. This is a month to focus on home repairs and catch up on things you've been putting on the back burner. You're also pumped to work hard! You have energy for your job or any task that you set for yourself. In fact, you are so hard-working, you will be busy delegating to others. Nevertheless, you will take time to smell the roses. This month you will appreciate the beauty of your daily surroundings. You will also appreciate the affection others have for you.


It's play city for Sagittarians! Oh my - another trip? Another vacation? Why not? Who loves to travel more than you? The theme of this month is that you want permission to do what you want and be you are. You want to express yourself freely! You might do that through travel, however, you will do it in any way that suits you. Sports events, the theatre, the arts and playful activities with children will appeal. You will also be interested to redecorate and entertain at home.


This month you're working hard. What you really want to do is work smart. That's why you will give more thought to how you are managing things. Should you take a different approach? Can you manage things better so that you have more time off for good behaviour? Whatever the case, you will roll up your sleeves and be hands-on with your work. Nevertheless, Venus will attract romance and fun getaways. Enjoy socializing with others, especially fun activities with children. New romance could begin.


This is a relatively easy-going month, which is a good thing because you are low energy. This month the Sun is opposite your sign, which means it is (symbolically) as far away from you as it can get all year and because the Sun is your source of energy - your energy is flagging. Therefore, get more sleep. Get more rest. This polarized position of the Sun will also make you focus on your partnerships and close friendships more than usual. Actually, this is an excellent time to sort things out because you will have more objectivity and detachment. Coworkers are supportive. Nevertheless, disputes about shared property, inheritances, taxes, debt or insurance might occur. Be ready for this.


This is a passionate month! Not only will you be sexually passionate, you will be passionate about anything and everything that matters! However, you will focus on areas related to shared property and the wealth of others, including your partner. You might want to clear up loose ends regarding inheritances, taxes, debt or insurance issues. This is a good month to ask for a loan or negotiate a mortgage because money will tend to come to you from other sources. Yes, the disputes may continue but this month, things are more in your favour. And who is surprised? Lucky Jupiter is in your sign!


It's a given that you are the traveller of the zodiac but definitely - this is the month with you need to blow town. Hop a jet or jump in the car and watch those telephone poles go by. Do whatever you can to travel for pleasure and expand your experience of the world. Romance with someone different or from another culture might begin. At the least, you will make friends with people from other countries or different cultures. You have strong opinions this month, especially about politics, religion and racial issues. People will hear about them because you never hesitate to express your opinions, which is a good thing because you are worth listening to. You have vision, experience and wisdom.


This is the one month of the year when the Sun is at the top of your chart casting you in a flattering spotlight. "You look mahvellous dahling, mahvelous!" Bosses, parents, VIPs and even the police and the legal profession are impressed with you, which gives you an advantage. Play this card. Go after what you want because doors will open for you almost magically. (In addition to looking so good to others, your ambition is aroused.) Mercury is also at the top of your chart making you keen to express your opinions. Venus is likewise at the top of your chart smoothing all your negotiations with others. Would that it were always this easy!


A popular month! Everyone wants you on their team! Enjoy schmoozing. Make new friends. Join clubs, groups and associations. You might be elected to the board or to a committee because people in these clubs want your presence and they value it. Your ambition is strong because Mars is high in your chart. Venus however, now attracts warm friends to you. In fact, a friend could become a lover. This is also an excellent month for research and sleuthing information or secrets. (You love secrets.)


Because your birthday is just a month away, this means your personal year is coming to an end. Use this month to do some serious thinking and planning. Look back over your shoulder to see how things were in the last year. How well are you doing at the art of living? How do you want things to be different in your new year ahead? You're a great planner. You love one-year plans, two-year plans, five-year plans, 10-year plans. This is the perfect month to make those plans because you feel introspective and also because Mars is in the part of your chart associated with future goals. Meanwhile, this is another great month to buy wardrobe goodies! Perhaps the perfect item to wear on your next trip?


Glory hallelujah! It doesn't get better than this! The Sun and lucky Jupiter have just moved on. The rains came and the crops prospered and there was a multitude of food in the land. Your children will get A's and have no cavities. Your small appliances will not break down and your pets will heel on command. This is a most fortunate month for you because you will attract favourable situations and important people to you and you will make the most of it. You have had the blessing of Jupiter in your sign for a whole year, which means you have increased poise and confidence! That's why you will enjoy one of the most powerful birthdays you have ever had. Also you can start to see that money is coming. You smell it. You like it!

A Peek Beyond 2019

Yes, the good news is that in 2020, you get richer. Music to your ears! Plan on earning more money or increasing your assets because it will happen.

However, start to make bigger plans because between now and 2023, the odds are high that you will have a change of residence or a change of jobs or both. Well, here's a hot tip.

In 2022 you might move to a bigger and better home. This could be because you sell and buy or because you rent something better. Make note that this is also an excellent year for real-estate speculation.

The year 2023 is a fabulous year for a vacation. Some of you might expand your family through marriage, birth or adoption. Following that, you have a wonderful chance to improve your job and your health, which puts you in fine form by the year 2025 when partnerships and close friendships will blossom. In fact, the year 2025 is a fabulous year to get married!

My Sagittarius Mantra for 2019

"I've got it good and that ain't bad."

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 Sagittarius in 2019

  • January 2, 3, 4, 29, 30
  • February 26, 27
  • March 25, 26
  • April 21, 22, 23
  • May 19, 20
  • June 15, 16, 17
  • July 12, 13, 14
  • August 9, 10
  • September 5, 6
  • October 2, 3, 4, 30, 31
  • November 26, 27
  • December 23, 24, 25

Who Shares My Birthday?


Steven Van Zandt 1950
Rick Bayless 1963
Katherine Heigl 1978
Christina Applegate 1971
Rita Ora 1990
Jimi Hendrix 1942
Karen Gillan 1987
Chadwick Boseman 1977
Gael Garcia Bernal 1978


Janelle Monae 1985
Elizabeth Berg 1948
Amanda Seyfried 1985
Marisa Tomei 1964
Margaret Cho 1968
Judd Apatow 1967
Nicholas Hoult 1989
Diego Rivera 1886
Mark McMorris 1993
Raven-Symone 1985
Rider Strong 1979
Mayim Bialik 1975
Christopher Plummer 1929
Roger Mooking 1973
Camilla Luddington 1983
Philip K. Dick 1928
Bill Pullman 1953
Christina Aguilera 1980
Cicely Tyson 1924
Jenny Agutter 1952
Jane Fonda 1937