"Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh yes it should."

Richard Dreyfuss
(Oct. 29, 1947)

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 Scorpio!

You are intense, passionate and powerful -- capable of extremes. You are a strong leader and an excellent strategist. You are capable because there is practically nothing you cannot do. When something is finished - you shut the door. Slam! You like secrets, Hallowe'en, good jewelry, hot sex and horror shows. You have an intense stare and pronounced eyebrows. You also have the concentration of a brain surgeon and the mind of a detective or gangster. You could be a doctor, a butcher or a taxidermist. Psychology and morgues intrigue you. Luxurious undergarments are a must! You want control.

A Backwards Glance

The year 1999 was pivotal and challenging. Your vital energies were at 29-year low. For most, partnerships were a major focus. Some relationships ended then. Other relationships began. By the turn of the millennium, you benefited from the wealth and resources of others, perhaps through an inheritance or increased earnings on the part of your partner.

In 2002, your reputation was shining! People admired you and you felt proud of your accomplishments. Again in 2006, you felt strong. This was your time of harvest when all the seeds that you had planted since the early 1990s came to fruition. You could see what was working and what was not. Because Jupiter was in your own sign, you were confident and optimistic. By 2007, your earnings improved and in a few years, you had a chance to spruce up your digs or move to a better and bigger residence.

Around 2010, many of you took a vacation; some expanded your family. Your health and your job improved in 2011. However, soon you began to downsize and get rid of what was no longer relevant in your life. (You are very good at purging "garbage" from your life. You're ruthless!)

The reason you gave up people, places and possessions was to prepare for a new journey that began around 2013. This was the beginning of your chance to reinvent yourself by 2020. ("2020? That means this process is still going on!") You're right. Checked the mirror lately?

Even though you are still redefining who you are in your world, the year 2015 was a strong time for your reputation because you received awards, kudos and praise from your peers. This led to the increased popularity you enjoyed around 2016. However, money was tight.

Many of you explored new spiritual dimensions of your life in 2017. You were also serious about earning money and seeing how to solidify your job or get a better job. Fortunately, by 2018, (the first time since 2006) lucky Jupiter was back in your sign! This brought opportunities to travel and explore your world as well as opportunities to explore avenues in higher education, medicine, the law and anything that expanded your world. Money was still tight but now you could see a light at the end of the tunnel and it was not a train!

What Will 2019 Be Like?

Money and Career

The big news for your sign this year is that you will earn more money! Yes, you will get richer! If you are working, you will get a better paying job or you will get a raise but you will earn more money. If you don't have a job, your assets will increase. You might buy yourself wonderful things so that you feel richer! Yes, it your turn to be Daddy Warbucks!

This is encouraging news because not only will you earn more money this year, you will enjoy how you earn your money. Oh yeah. (It does get better.) This blessing comes along only once every 12 years. It will not return again for you until 2031, so make the most of this!

Combined with this good financial news, is the fact that in the next two years, you might have a job change. So if you feel this is in the cards for you - it is.

Right now Saturn has a special relationship with your sign, which is excellent. It will strengthen many areas of your life. Nothing will come to you without effort on your part, but it will come. Recognition from people in authority is likely. At work, you have more patience and perseverance than usual, which is why you will demonstrate discipline in whatever you do. Even your health will feel strong, especially your bones and skeleton. Lookin' good!


The obvious: Money is sexy and you're getting richer this year! This can make you attractive to some people. It means you have more disposable income to party and entertain people. But hey, who wants to attract people to them just because they have money? Exactly.

Fortunately, you won't be duped or seduced because of the relationship of Saturn with your sign. Saturn will give you lots of common sense and a practical view when it comes to your relationships. If you are single, you will be careful, even wary of a new relationship because you don't want loss; and you don't want to make a mistake. This means you might date casually and observe someone before you show some strong interest.

Those of you in existing relationships will appreciate who you have in your life. You will see the practical value of the partnership. It's all about how two heads are better than one. And four hands are better than two. (No, no let's not start counting teeth.)

Last but not least, you will feel sexier and more attractive this year because you feel financially confident plus you will have a little money to throw on your back so that you look hot!

Home and Family

Your home scene will benefit by earning more money this year because you will have more disposable income plus you will have more money to buy things for your home and make where you live look nicer. You will more easily entertain others at home.

One of the most important things that parents can do for their kids is to remain solvent. (Yes, money keeps the kids close.) It will be a pleasure to be able to be generous to your kids and your loved ones.

You might also use your improved financial standing to find a better home by selling and buying or renting. Please note that in the same way that your job might change in the next two years, it's likely that your residence will change as well. Keep this in mind and keep your eyes open. Also keep in mind that around 2021, many of you will improve your living scene by moving to something bigger and better!

2019 Monthly Highlights


You hit the pavement running this year because you're busy with appointments, short trips and increased interaction with neighbours, relatives and siblings. Plus you want to enlighten others! You will also be more concerned with your immediate surroundings. The combination of all these things will accelerate the pace of your days. Yes, you're busy! Ironically, (and yet, is it that surprising?) you might also take a vacation!


This is an excellent month for business and commerce because you can attract money and favourable deals. No surprise because after all, this is a year you are going to boost your income and make more money. Extra earrings will be nice because some of you are contemplating a residential move or job change. You are focused on home and family this month, especially interactions with a parent. Family discussions will take place, perhaps related to home repairs. You've got lots of energy to work hard and you might be a tad bossy at work. (You know who you are.)


This is the perfect month for a vacation! At least, squeeze in a weekend getaway somewhere because you want to have fun! Romance, love affairs, parties, socializing, sports events, the arts, musical performances plus playful activities with children will be tops on your agenda. Naturally, some of you will entertain at home as well, which is why you are also redecorating and fixing up your digs. Your sex drive is heightened. No wonder you're having so much fun!


This is a wonderful productive month for you! Essentially, you are striving to figure out how to manage your life better. You want to be efficient, productive and effective in everything you do. You want to be healthier, too. This is the perfect month to ponder these questions because meanwhile, we know that you're boosting your earnings this year. Obviously, it is important for you to work smart. You need to get the most bang for your buck in terms of putting out your effort in an efficient way. Nevertheless, it's also a playful, romantic month with promises of vacations and fun escapades!


Partnerships and close friendships are your primary focus this month. Expect to have a lot of discussions with others, in part, because you will be studying and observing the relationship itself. Meanwhile, coworkers are supportive. In fact, you might get a raise or at least, praise on the job. Disputes about shared property, insurance issues and inheritances might arise now. Your sex drive is very strong this month, which is also why a work-related romance might begin for some.


This is an intense, passionate month! Fortunately, relations with partners and close friends are smooth and relatively happy. You'll be able to express your affection easily to make your feelings clear to your partner. Even professional partnerships will flourish. This is a wonderful month to travel or at least, make travel plans for the future. Surely you can go somewhere because all this extra money is pouring in! (Money is only useful if you spend it.)


Travel, foreign beaches, cobblestone streets and mountain passes call your name this month. Grab every chance to get outta Dodge because you need a change of scenery. You want adventure and a chance to expand your experience of the world! You want to learn something new, fresh and exciting! Many of you will enjoy taking classes or doing workshops so you can discover new ideas and learn new ways of seeing the world. Some of you might develop a romance with someone who is different or from another culture. Don't get carried away with political, philosophical and racial issues that arise.


This is a powerful month for you because it is the only month all year when the Sun is at the top of your chart shining a flattering spotlight on you. Because you look good in the eyes of others (without even doing anything special) bosses, parents and VIPs are impressed. Obviously, this is your time to make your move! Therefore, do anything you can to advance your agenda. In fact, you create such a wonderful impression on others, a romance with a boss or someone in a position of authority might begin this month. Increased earnings continue! Ka-ching!


This is a wonderful, popular month! You will enjoy the company of friends and casual acquaintances. You will also thrive in group situations whether they are clubs, organizations, conferences or conventions because basically, this month, all your interactions with others will benefit you. Expect to hang out with younger people and people who are artistic or talented or perhaps working in the arts. You might also find yourself in a physical competition with someone. Many of you will assume a take-charge attitude while working with groups or organizations. This is not surprising because you have a natural way of swaying a crowd.


With Mercury in your sign this month, you are eager to talk to others because you have something to say! Meanwhile, secret love affairs and private trysts will be tantalizing for some of you. In fact, one of the themes of this month is that you will be involved in private affairs and hidden matters, which is why you will choose to work alone or behind the scenes. Do not fall into worry mode, which is really a habit. It is a fact that many of you are now facing residential moves or job changes or both. Continue to look for ways to boost your income because they do exist!


Naturally, this is your month because the Sun is in your sign along with Mercury. This brings you strong energy and gives you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. The Sun will help rejuvenate you. Because it is in your sign, it will also attract people and favourable circumstances to you. You can attract money to you as well! Speaking of which, many of you want to shop for beautiful things for yourself and loved ones this month. If you are at odds with someone, tread carefully because there is an energy that is afoot that might embolden an enemy. Who needs that? Not you!


It's interesting that in the final month of this year, you are focused exclusively on money, cash flow and earnings. I say interesting because the theme of this year has been that you will increase your wealth. This puts you in a lovely mood, which is one of the reasons you will enjoy the beauty of your daily surroundings. Likewise, you will discover just how much love there is in your daily world. Seek out opportunities to express yourself physically - a workout at a gym, perhaps boxing or some fiery debates with someone. Your ability to express yourself now is excellent!

A Peek Beyond 2019

Naturally, in the year 2020, you will be upbeat and optimistic after boosting your income in 2019. You know what they say: "With money in your pocket, you are wise, you are handsome, and you sing well, too." Perhaps this is why you will give serious thought to your home base for the next few years. Basically, you want to secure a home for yourself in a solid way so that you feel you have a refuge that is safe and dependable.

In 2022, plan on a fun vacation. Romance is blessed then as well! Woo woo!

By 2023, you will improve your job along with your health and once again, you'll be singing, "I'm in the money!" In 2025, you can benefit from the wealth and resources of others. Because of this, it's an excellent year to get a loan or mortgage from a financial institution. You might also receive an inheritance.

While the year 2026 offers you wonderful opportunities to travel and expand your world through exciting adventures and seeking further education, it is 2027 when you will really have a chance to put your name up in lights. This is the year you get some serious applause. Yes!

My Scorpio Mantra for 2019

"I am so happy to be richer!"

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 Scorpio in 2019

  • January 1, 27, 28
  • February 23, 24, 25
  • March 23, 24
  • April 19, 20
  • May 17, 18
  • June 13, 14
  • July 10, 11
  • August 6, 7, 8
  • September 3, 4, 30
  • October 1, 28, 29
  • November 24, 25
  • December 21, 22

Who Shares My Birthday?


Emilia Clarke 1986
Drake 1986
Zadie Smith 1975
Keith Urban 1967
Patrick Fugit 1982
Bill Gates 1955
Tracee Ellis Ross 1972
Janel Parrish 1988
Sanjeev Bhaskar 1963


Natalia Tena 1984
Katharine Isabelle 1981
Anna Wintour 1949
Jeff Kaplan 1972
Bryan Adams 1959
Emma Stone 1988
Amybeth McNulty 2001
Kevin Kwan 1973
Christina Tosi 1981
Neil Gaiman 1960
Calista Flockhart 1964
Ryan Gosling 1980
Chris Noth 1954
Charles, Prince of Wales 1948
Jonny Lee Miller 1972
Diana Krall 1964
Christopher Paolini 1983
Chloe Sevigny 1974
Meg Ryan 1961
Joe Walsh 1947
Nicollette Sheridan 1963