"It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."

Warren Buffett
(August 30, 1930)

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 Virgo!

You're a meticulous perfectionist who berates yourself for being a messy procrastinator. (Impossible high standards!) Your self-deprecating humour is wildly witty, which is why many comics have Virgo in their charts. (You're an amazing mimic!) You appreciate pristine nature, fine soaps, vitamins, self-help books and cutting-edge info about wellness. You're a fact junkie. You know trivia. You think about Wall Street and your digestive system and. You make lists. You're sexy and a bit kinky. You are logical, analytical plus sweet and caring because you find it rewarding to help others. You understand Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

A Backwards Glance

In the early 90s, Jupiter was in your sign bringing you good fortune. Unfortunately, around 1994-97, relationships were challenged and some ended. Your job improved around 1997-98 and by 2001, you were laughing! After the turn of the millennium, bosses, parents and VIPs admired you and loved you even more in 2004.

Around 2006, you began to dismantle much of what you had created since 1994. It was time to say goodbye to people, places and possessions. You might have moved to bigger digs around 2007-08. Your job soon improved along with your health and many of you entered new relationships around 2010 (give or take a year depending on whether you are an early Virgo born in August or a late Virgo, born after September 14).

Around 2011, some of you inherited or benefited from the wealth and resources of others, including partners, which might have helped you during 2013 to 2016, when jobs and residences were unstable.

Thankfully, by 2017, earnings improved and you felt empowered. Last year, despite increased responsibilities with children, your overall optimism about life and your belief in the potential of your own future was strengthened. Too often, you fall into the despair of self-criticism; but last year, the reality of the world around you challenged this! "Hey! I have a rosy future!"

What Will 2019 Be Like?

Money and Career

Last year you had a strong advantage and this blessing continues this year -- namely that Saturn is in your fellow Earth sign. Note: In a 30 year span, this happens only twice, and each time for about two to three years. When this Sun/Saturn relationship occurs, the circumstances of your life work well together because Saturn and your Sun "cooperate" in practical, even tangible ways. Your life will run more smoothly and without any special effort, and you are able to make progress and get things done! Easy peasy! This Sun/Saturn combo also creates a quiet confidence in you that promotes your ability to accomplish things. (Well, that's good.)

Essentially, the relationship of these planets (you are precise and yes, astrologers are lazy in calling the Sun a planet) gives you an opportunity to lay the framework for future success, especially in about nine to ten years. Do not waste this opportunity! Use it to make your world strong and secure. The more that you accomplish this year, the more you will build for your future!

Saturn represents a higher power: the government, people in authority and the law courts; while the Sun is your own personal identity. This winning combination means that you can win recognition from others for your achievements this year. Employers and bosses will be impressed with your diligence and your ability to plan ahead. You look solid to them.

Some of you will make money through real estate this year and possibly next year because you will have opportunities to either make money from selling your own home or to profit from real-estate speculation. Others might explore appealing opportunities in the entertainment world, the hospitality industry and teaching. These areas will require effort but they will bring positive results. Stay on track because your first payoff in terms of recognition and kudos will be around 2021. You can do this! It begins with laying the groundwork now.


One of the reasons you will be more successful in all your relationships this year is because this is a wonderful year to build up your health and become stronger. Quite literally, you can increase your physical strength because Saturn rules your skeleton and bone structure. In addition, Saturn will give you the personal self-discipline to work out, or bike, hike or walk to boost your cardiovascular and pulmonary system. What has this got to do with relationships? Common sense. You will be more invigorated, energetic and have a more positive self image, which are all qualities that affect your interrelationships with others. Stand tall!

Of course, romance will be serious this year. Nothing casual. No one night stands, at least, not intentionally. Casual dating will not appeal because you are looking for someone who is a potential commitment for your long-term future. The real thing.

Some of you might have a love affair or begin a new romance with someone older, perhaps a parental figure. (Or you might play this role for someone else.) You might also meet someone through a family member; in fact, this is highly likely.

Whatever encounters you have, especially romantic encounters, will be a positive growth experience for you even if they are disappointing. (Whaat?) After all, every relationship has its challenges. If you are single and want to meet someone, examine your real feelings. You might be unconsciously avoiding people to avoid the failure that you fear will be the result. All people have these fears; some cover it up better than others, that's all. If you're doing this, quit focusing on someone else as being a catch wondering if you can entice them. Instead, turn that telescope around! Focus on this person and ask yourself if they are good for you - because it's your happiness that matters! Forget what you think your inadequacies are. Focus on what you know that you bring to the relationship. Someone else is attracted to you for a reason! Both partners in a relationship have to work equally to make it work - and of course, you have to be as good for your partner as he or she is for you. This other person might be a catch - but so are you!

Home and Family

Oh joy! This is where your great good fortune lies! This year you will improve where your living situation. You might buy lovely things for your home or you might renovate or redecorate because you are going to feel richer and more affluent about where you live, even if you have to pay for the change. You will love where you live more! Guaranteed.

Those who rent might move to bigger and better digs. Those who own their home might do renovations and expansions or they might sell and buy something that they like better.

Whatever happens, you will increase your real-estate assets this year as well as create a situation where you like where you live better than before.

In the same way that you can physically improve where you live, likewise your family relationships will improve. Relations between siblings, cousins and family members will become more mutually generous and happier. Many families will expand through marriage, adoption or birth because feelings of goodwill and increase will occur. In a nutshell, your private life will be happier!

It's important to know that this is the best year for you to improve your family and home scene in over a decade. Virgos who are born after September 12, will reap this same benefit next year - either way - you will enjoy these rewards in your home or your apartment. How suite it is!

2019 Monthly Highlights


This is a party month! Accept all invitations to socialize with others. Enjoy sports events. You will also enjoy warm relations with everyone, especially siblings and relatives. In fact, you will be so upbeat this month, you will actually observe more beauty in your daily surroundings than you did before because you will be in such a positive frame of mind. Likewise, you will discover how much love there is in your daily world. And yes, Jupiter will start to benefit you in terms of a better living space or a chance to enjoy your home with greater appreciation.


Now you're ready to work. You will set high standards for yourself, which is why you want to be as efficient, effective and productive as possible. In fact, you are on such self-demanding kick, you will also want to be healthier because - why not go for it all? Be the best you can be! This is why you will roll up your sleeves and be hands-on with your work. You might encounter disputes about shared property, inheritances and insurance issues this month. Nevertheless, despite all this busyness and disciplined approach to your work, it's a lovely month to entertain at home! You might also explore some real-estate opportunities.


Your energy is down a bit this month, which is why you need more sleep. Partnerships will be important and you might discuss them with someone close to you. Issues at work will become easier, in part because you will find that coworkers are more cooperative, which is good news. Work-related travel is likely. However, you might also travel for pleasure because you are eager to expand your world through further education, workshops or exploring new territory. (You love learning.)


This is an intense month. For starters, your ambition is aroused! You intend to go after what you want. You are also focused on the wealth and resources of others including shared property, fundraising and inheritances. Fortunately, relations with partners and close friends are smooth because both Mercury and Venus are opposite your sign. Admittedly, throughout this entire year, you might be inclined to over idealize a partner or a close friend because of the placement Neptune opposite your sign. Because of this, you have to constantly remind yourself that you are worthy of any relationship you enjoy. Don't put someone else up on a pedestal - unless you're up there with them!


Now you're serious about getting outta Dodge! Grab every chance to travel. This is also an excellent month to sign up for a course or go back to school or explore new opportunities to learn something fresh and different. Sex will be passionate and memorable. You can benefit from the wealth and resources of others this month, which is why it's a good time to ask for a loan or mortgage. This could be timely because throughout this entire year, you stand to benefit from real-estate negotiations as well as real-estate investments.


This is a powerful month because you are excelling and succeeding on so many levels! To begin with, this is the only month all year when the Sun is at the top of your chart shining a symbolic spotlight on you that is flattering. This makes you look excellent in the eyes of bosses, parents and VIPs, even though you don't need to do anything different. (Good lighting is everything.) Meanwhile, decisions regarding legal disputes will be favourable. Travel for pleasure will delight you. You will continue to improve your home or benefit from real estate in some way. Expect to socialize with younger people this month, and also perhaps, to be involved in sports or competitive physical activities with others, especially in groups. It's a busy, winning month!


Another popular time month! Everyone wants you to sit at their table. Expect to hang out with artistic, creative people this month. Many of you are still involved in a competitive way with others, whether it's physical activity or a group situation. This is an excellent month to sit down with someone and share your hopes and dreams for the future with them because their feedback will help you. It's also a good time for research of any kind because you will enjoy time alone to study and learn something on your own.


Because your birthday is approaching at the end of this month, this means your personal year is coming to an end. This is why it will benefit you to seek out some time alone so that you can look back over your shoulder at this past year. How well are you doing at the art of living? How do you want your year ahead to be different from this year? What new goals do you want to entertain? What do you want to achieve in your next year? (Birthday to birthday). Meanwhile, secret love affairs will be taking place for some. One thing is certain, you will enjoy the company of younger people this month.


Ta da! This month the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all in Virgo. It's all about you! The Sun will help you to re-energize yourself and recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. Mars will make you aggressive and energetic! (Caution: People might think you're in their face.) Mercury makes you want to talk to everyone to explain your views and sell your ideas. (You'll be very persuasive.) But fear not, fair Venus is also in your sign making you charming, attractive and diplomatic so even though you are coming on like gangbusters, everyone will still love you. Incidentally, this is a great month to buy wardrobe goodies. Shop till you drop.


With the success of last month behind you, it seems appropriate that this month you are focused on money, earnings, cash flow and ways to increase your earnings or get a better job. You are still strong and forthright; however, your focus is now leaning more towards your finances and your ability to explore moneymaking ideas. In addition, you will actually attract money to you this month! Naturally, this encourages purchases of beautiful things, especially jewelry, attractive clothing and art. It will be a busy, fast-paced month setting the tone for November which will be even busier! (Gasp.)


Fasten your seatbelts because the pace of your days is accelerating! You have things to do, people to see and places to go! This is a strong month for those who sell, market, teach, act or write because you are connected to your words and your ideas. You will put a lot of yourself into whatever it is you have to say. You're still gung ho to earn money - and spend it. However, this month you will set aside time to entertain at home. You will also be more interested in redecorating and making your home look more beautiful. (Remember that your ability to improve where you live will be a theme for the entire year.)


This month you will rest a little bit - not that much - but a little bit because home, family and your private life will be your strongest focus. Some of you will be involved with a parent more than usual. Nevertheless, even though you have this personal focus, both Mercury and Mars are placed so that you will be an eager communicator. You will take short trips. You will talk to many people. This is a good month to study and write. Meanwhile, Venus entices you to party, socialize and explore the arts and sports events. Venus will also promote romance! (Keep in mind that whatever romantic avenues you explore will be serious because you are not frivolous about your relationships this year.) "I want Mr. Right - not Mr. right now."

A Peek Beyond 2019

In the year in 2020, you will be delighted because it's a party year for Virgos! Many of you will take a major vacation, as well as small getaways because this is the best year for you to put yourself first and have a good time! It's also a fantastic year for romance and fun-loving activity. Count on this!

By 2021, you will improve your job or get a better job. In the following year, partnerships and close friendships will improve and by 2023, you will benefit from the wealth and resources of others. Ka-ching!

In 2025, your reputation will dazzle because Jupiter will cross the top of your chart promoting your good name among your peers. You will shine in the eyes of others! (This happens only once every 12 years.)

Nevertheless, your true time of harvest is in 2028. Get started now to lay the groundwork for your promising future!

My Virgo Mantra for 2019

"I love this chance to improve my home and my family relationships!"

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 Virgo in 2019

  • January 23, 24
  • February 19, 20
  • March 19, 20
  • April 15, 16
  • May 13, 14
  • June 9, 10
  • July 6, 7
  • August 2, 3, 30, 31
  • September 26, 27
  • October 24, 25
  • November 20, 21
  • December 17, 18

Who Shares My Birthday?


Scott Caan 1976
Hideo Kojima 1963
Alexander Skarsgard 1976
Melissa McCarthy 1970
Suranne Jones 1978
Shania Twain 1965
Michael Jackson 1958
Warren Buffett 1930
Kenneth Oppel 1967


Zendaya 1996
Salma Hayek 1966
Nick Wechsler 1978
Damon Wayans 1960
Freddie Mercury 1946
Idris Elba 1972
Evan Rachel Wood 1987
Pink 1979
Michael Buble 1975
Colin Firth 1960
Taraji P. Henson 1970
Benjamin McKenzie 1979
Stella McCartney 1971
Jessica Brown Findlay 1989
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 1984
Amy Poehler 1971
Kyle Chandler 1965
Aisha Tyler 1970
Jimmy Fallon 1974
George R. R. Martin 1956
Stephen King 1947
Mireille Enos 1975