Jupiter square Neptune
The Jupiter/Neptune square is impacting us in January and February,thenagainin June through October.It represents a confusing time when our gullibility is tested. Jupiter can be grandiose, glossing over details while pretending to be all-knowing,andNeptune isephemeral and imprecise, sometimeseven underhanded.During this aspect, our powers of discernment are not particularly sharp, so it’seasy to be persuaded by false stories and “fake news”.There is afeeling that something important is slippingthrough our fingers,but it’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason forour anxiety.
Jupiter in Sagittarius
On the positive side, Jupiter in Sagittarius is expansive with a love of learning and travel. We are beingchallenged to articulate our deepest truths and ideals whileexpanding ourspiritual practices,activating our creative artistry, integrating our shadow, and generously assisting those in need.Jupiter in Sagittarius in 2019 is calling us to align with TRUTH and INTEGRITY and to stand up for the principles we believe in!
Other February’s aspects
This month starts out enthusiastically with Mars trine Jupiter in fire signs indicating action, passion and over-reach.But Mars also squares Pluto for several days, sparking nasty tempers and unnecessary cruelty, while stirring up tears and anger in somepeople as deeply-buried wounds surface to be examined and healed. Early February is a good time for writers as “messenger” Mercury conjuncts the radiant Sun and sextiles benefic Jupiter. Use this time to expand your mind.Venus trines Uranus as well,encouragingcreative self-expression. This aspectis exemplified by unique women likeAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez,the freshman Congresswoman who burst ontothe Washington scene in January with fresh new ideas and outstanding courage.
AroundFebruary 10thaggressiveMars approachesradical Uranus,instigating explosive behaviors and shocking incidents for a week or so. Then gentleVenus sextiles romantic Neptune justin time for Valentine’s Day. On the 18th theSunexits intellectual Aquarius,entering intuitive Pisces whilementally agileMercurytries to pierce the fog ofnebulous Neptune, both in Pisces.Luckily, gentle Venus conjoinsresponsible Saturn in Capricorn, bringing some much-needed discipline and clarity to communications.
On the 23rd vulnerable Venus conjuncts transformative Pluto, potentially deepening our relationships and helpingus penetrate issues with greater understanding.However Venus/Plutoalso reveals#MeToo-styleinstitutionalized abuses by powerful men over women, the weak, and the disadvantaged. Meanwhile, gracious Venus harmonizes with versatile Mercury to smooth out social tensions by the end of the month.
Year of the Pig
The Chinese New Year falls on Feb 5th this year, which marks the “Year of the Earth Pig”. Pig years are considered auspicious, prosperous and lucky.Happiness, wealth, honesty, and good fortune are expectedduring Pig years.
[NOTE: Although Jupiter too is bringing good fortune to the US as it passes through the first house of the US National chart, stock market investing this year will be tricky due to extreme volatility. Markets may suffer as stern Saturn approaches destructive Pluto in Capricorn in the US money house, signaling potential losses, especially in the latter half of 2019.]
Pig was the last of the animals to present himself to the Jade Emperor, who chose 12 animals to represent the Chinese zodiac.Because Pigs areconsidered “lazy, greedy and fat”,negligence, corporate greed, economic inequality, and the global pandemic of obesity may feature in the news this year. Since Pig years end the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle, “change, endings and completion” are also likely themes.
In order to benefit from the luck this Pig year holds, Chinese pundits recommend that you do good deeds, be respectful to elders, act prudently, behave calmly, honor Spirit, visit sacred sites, and attend happy events like weddings so that your ventures may prosper in 2019. Happy Chinese New Year!
Weather in 2019
On the climate front, cautionis indicatedas “Earth Pig”symbolizes “quickly flowing cold water; fruit will spoil.” This suggests floods, hurricanes and freezes could lead to possible food shortages and distribution problems this year. Earth-based seismic disturbances, especiallyafter Uranus enters Taurus in March, could exacerbate matters.
Numerology – 2019
By adding the digits (2+0+1+9=12) we get the frequency of the year. 2019 is a “12 year” which reduces to “3”. Twelve is the number of the “Hanged Man”, a powerful card in Tarot which means reversal in your affairs, your thinking, or your values by year’s end. 2019 is also a “3 year” in numerology, which is a fertile and productive omen for cooperation within family and community. And 2019 ends in a “9”, the karmic number of completion.
What about Trump?
March appears to be Trump’s worst month this year. On the last day of February, his natal Venus/Saturn conjunction (control over women) will be opposed by dramatic Pluto conjuncting the South Node (past actions), so his KARMA, especially with women, is coming due! Chinese astrologers say that Trump will fall from being “on top of the world” in 2018 down to “the flatlands” in 2019.