Julie Simmons’ Sun Sign Predictions – January 2019

Aries

MAR. 20 to APR. 19  

JANUARY: The weight of responsibility feels heavy as 2019 begins, despite your eagerness to get going. Look to balance your ability to respond to the inevitable obligations of your life with your passionate energy and intention. What’s good for the planet will also be good for you. Having figured this out, it’s time to dive into your life on the 6th. Obstacles that present themselves on the 7th – 21st are worthy and accompanied by an exhilarating sense of challenge. Enthusiasm is high on the 22nd – 31st.

Taurus

APR. 20 to MAY 20   

JANUARY: Anchor yourself to the ‘really real’ from the 1st – 5th. Do this by paying attention to the taste, smell, and touch of things. Our senses are the doors of perception. The world out there is too busy and crazy to be tackled from the 8th – 21st. Stressors are everywhere, solutions not easily found. Freefall is not a Taurus option so practice as if you are the rock at the centre of a river in flood, or maybe an old tree with deep roots in a great wind. Stand your ground with presence, not will. Much wisdom is gained in this way on the 24th – 31st. We were born to these times. So be it.

Gemini

MAY 21 to JUNE 21  

JANUARY: If you can’t trust yourself, you can’t trust others. That’s for certain on January 1st. Ponder this until the 6th, as it will be a theme for 2019. Obstacles on the 8th – 18th are opportunities to clean house; a good time to move on from those who take more than they give. The ones who are left show their love for you on the 18th, even if they have their limits. Humans just never get enough. Many things become clear on the 20th – 25th; some good, some not. Stay neutral even as you manage a few handsprings and cartwheels along the way. You are the magician, the trickster. The thing is not to trick yourself.

Cancer

JUNE 21 to JULY 21   

JANUARY: The New Year brings new ambitions from January 1st – 8th. Make a vision board and see what happens. Work on cooperation from the 9th – 21st. The secret lies in taking your time when responding. There’s lots to do and so little time between the 22nd – 25th. It’s all worth doing and you’re the right person for the job. It feels like a blessing and a curse. Remember the inherent goodness of life itself on 29th – 31st. It’s everywhere; sacred and in plain sight.

Leo

JULY 22 to AUG. 22   

JANUARY: An influx of energy arrives with the New Year. Spend it on things you believe in. Contemplate what it is that makes your life feel meaningful on the 1st – 5th. Once you have that, implement changes based on what you learned. It seems like everyone has an axe to grind on the 8th – 14th. Be kind but protect your boundaries and don’t believe everything you hear. Relationships go off the rails between the 20th – 25th. Sidestep judgments with humour. Pay attention to little things that can lead to the greatest changes.

Virgo

AUG. 23 to SEPT. 22  

JANUARY: Take a slow start to 2019 and allow time for simple pleasures on the 1st to 6th. Pressure mounts on the 7th – 18th as people make demands on your time. It’s okay to hold onto your boundaries from the 19th – 23rd. Have confidence that you are doing your best and that’s as good as it gets. Relationships are confusing on the 20th – 25th. It can work out for you if you let the other person have their expression even as you step away from the drama. All is well by January 31st if you can let things be.

Libra

SEPT. 23 to OCT. 22   

JANUARY: It’s not enough to carry responsibility for home and family members. You must also look at past conditioning and how it feeds your sense of obligation. This fosters wisdom. Meditate on such things from January 1st – 11th and again on the 20th – 23rd. Although this may expose uncomfortable areas of conflict and tension, which Libra doesn’t like, it’s well worth doing. Use the gift of words, music, or even your hands to make the world more beautiful on the 12th – 25th. This can help to alleviate the sense of confusion and chaos that underlies this month. By the 30th there is solid ground, at least for now.

Scorpio

OCT. 23 to NOV. 21  

JANUARY: New Year – clean slate, at least that’s how we want to feel. If you haven’t cleaned your slate fully, you have until the 6th to finish the job. From there, you are full steam ahead regarding projects and goals you would like to engage. Obstacles, like fallen branches after a storm, are scattered along your path from the 8th – 21st. Call on people who share your passion for the things you value. They are supportive on the 22nd – 26th. After that it should be easier to see the way forward.

Sagittarius

NOV. 22 to DEC. 21   

JANUARY: Take stock of your resources from January 1st – 5th; this prepares you to dive right in by 6th. Try not to indulge in doubt regarding your creative passions from the 8th – 13th because it seems you’re feeling a lot better as your creative fire returns on the 18th – 22nd when celebrating with friends. We live in frenetic, chaotic times. Sometimes you seem like a candle flame – don’t put yourself where you can be blown out. Your light shines strong and clear on the 24th – 29th. It’s well worth protecting the flame.

Capricorn

DEC. 22 to JAN. 19  

JANUARY: You are as readable as a book from January 1st – 4th. Treat yourself with care and embrace the new beginning starting on the 6th even as you know you can’t control the externals; focus on mastering your own reactions. Be mindful of this from the 8th – 21st when triggers come from all sides: you’re not alone in feeling that the world isn’t your oyster. But don’t believe everything you think (a lot of which is based on past experience). Being in the here and now opens you to a beautiful dream on the 22nd, which is full of wisdom. Much is illuminated by the end of January when you are confidently aware of what is and isn’t possible. You have weathered a storm of sorts.

Aquarius

JAN. 20 to FEB. 18   

JANUARY: The New Year begins in earnest after the New Moon on the 6th. Before that you could just play your favourite games, including reading your best books and/or hanging out at your favourite café just watching the world go by. Frustrating details grow like weeds from the 8th – 20th. Best days for navigating this are January 14th – 18th. Inspiration lights up your life in the guise of a friend who challenges you to think, or an adventure on the 20th – 23rd. Do the math before you sign on to things, which might be too costly. It will be easier to see how to actually get what you want from the 24th – 31st. Sometimes the most fun is in the planning. Other times it’s best to dive in.

Pisces

FEB. 19 to MAR. 20  

JANUARY: Stay close to the friends you count on as you extend a sense of celebrating the New Year until January 5th. The energy for beginnings is stronger from the 6th. Nobody seems to want to do things your way from the 7th – 11th. Shake things up during the 12th – 20th, especially if you know what you really want. Salute the Super Moon on the 21st, even if down here on the ground there are some mighty frustrations. That moon reminds us that change is the only constant. Your abilities shine brightly when you share talent as well as wisdom from the 21st – 25th. Listen to your dreams on the 29th. They know something. You know it too.


About the Author
Julie Simmons is a practicing astrologer in Toronto. She would like you to understand that Sun Sign astrology has its strengths and its weaknesses. Take it lightly; use it as you will. For consultations call (416) 424-3079. Visit www.juliesimmons.ca