The art of great relationships lies in good communication. That’s why the Transit of Mercury will have a profound influence on how we feel about love this year.
Mercury is the winged messenger who whispers sweet nothings and facilitates mutual understanding.
Although the transit is in November, the build-up towards its visible journey across the Sun will influence all interpersonal interactions throughout 2019.
Jupiter, at home in its own sign, brings extra magic to the astrological mix, adding adventure and a yearning for excitement.
We will embark on quests for knowledge about one another, fuelled by the desire to seek better understanding of ourselves, and our nearest and dearest.
Valentine’s Day gets some extra va-va-voom, as passionate Mars moves into sensual Taurus making February 14, 2019, a day to remember!
But what does the year hold for our finances?
The Transit of Mercury will signal a watershed moment in world fortunes as we watch the shadow of the elusive planet, which represents commerce, slip backwards across the star at the heart of our solar system.
This is a cosmic invitation to re-examine our financial systems and our investment priorities.
In March, when Uranus, the great innovator, moves into earthy Taurus (which rules money), disruption and unpredictability will lead to a recalibration of expectations and a more realistic approach to global financial restructuring.
With Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn all in their own signs and making important alignments over the course of the year, sustained growth, driven by carefulness rather than greed, becomes a viable possibility.
The Transit of Mercury brings hope that our 2019 decisions will reveal a different approach to how we think about wealth.
A new way of sharing is possible, with contentment and appreciation as the rewards.
So what does the coming year mean for you?
ARIES (March 21 — April 20)
Love and relationships: The Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in January is the first hint that 2019 is special for matters of the heart.
Taking place in the part of the sky associated with romance, it sparkles with creativity, and challenges you to look at what you want to achieve from your relationships.
As Uranus leaves Aries in March it encourages you to shake things up, while the Transit of Mercury focuses on ways to bring more love and harmony into your life.
If you want positive and healing change this year, you can create it.
Finance and Fortune: With Uranus, the innovator, moving out of your sign into the sector of the sky representing your resources and personal security, there are electrifying changes on your horizon.
If you find yourself caught up in drama, Mercury’s influence insists that, through a process of thoughtful dialogue, you’ll discover the key to greater financial security. You can find creative ways past any obstacles on your path to success.
TAURUS (April 21 — May 21)
Love and relationships: The build-up to the rare Transit of Mercury in November (in your opposite sign) permeates your year, bringing opportunities for healing past hurts. A new appreciation will dramatically improve your relationships.
With revolutionary Uranus’ move into your sign in March, you’ll find the confidence to embrace change and be freed from a burden.
Your growing sense of inner freedom will enable you to attract the love and support you so deserve.
Finance and Fortune: The year finds you dealing with situations that others struggle to cope with. Uranus brings change.
So when the planet of innovation moves into your sign in March, it brings such a spark of brightness that people will seek your advice.
As long as your policies are forward-thinking and contain elements of reform, you’ll benefit from the support offered by Saturn — the cosmic teacher.
The Transit of Mercury brings the chance to rethink any work-related partnerships. The more you share, the more you’ll receive.
GEMINI (May 22 — June 22)
Love and relationships: The year’s headline-grabbing event involves the symbolic movement of your elusive ruling planet Mercury, transiting the face of the Sun.
This powerful event influences your year, encouraging innovative thinking as it brings creative ways to move away from stress-inducing situations.
As Jupiter, planet of luck and adventure (in your opposite sign) brings magic to your most intimate relationships, it generates opportunities for emotional growth and maturity. If you have high hopes for love this year, you won’t be disappointed.
Finance and Fortune: The Transit of Mercury calls you to re-evaluate your relationship with work.
Your ruler will be in the part of your chart focused on diligence. On its journey through the year, the winged messenger shows you where you can make light, easy, effective changes which will influence your well-being.
A gentle, growing sense of hope will dominate your mood as you step off the financial roller-coaster and relax into a steadier lifestyle.
CANCER (June 23 — July 23)
Love and relationships: The idea of major changes in your love life may be exciting, but they usually only occur when things are going well — or badly.
So January’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse is a signal that, even though it rests on a foundation of tranquillity, your journey through 2019 will include drama, intensity and passion. The Transit of Mercury brings choices with heartfelt consequences.
If you’re prepared to celebrate and appreciate the new, your relationships will be greatly changed . . . for the better.
Finance and Fortune: Lucky you! You have Jupiter, the planet of opportunity and growth, in the part of your chart associated with work.
It brings opportunities to maximise your strengths and use your skills to great effect.
The January Supermoon Lunar Eclipse is your promise that you can create a new paradigm, which gives you an encouraging vision for your future.
As you take steps towards changing your present to fit your dreams, you’ll move away from stress towards a more genuine sense of security.
LEO (July 24 — August 23)
Love and relationships: The cosmos encourages you to show your playful side in matters of romance. The January Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, in your sign, is a promise that the year holds great potential for emotional fulfilment.
The influence of Mercury’s transit across the Sun suggests that, if you’re willing to share, listen and believe, your social, family and love life will benefit.
Finance and Fortune: In March, as Uranus moves into the part of the sky representing your career and achievements, it questions what constitutes success.
You’ll find ways to invigorate tired formulas as you develop a creative approach on how to best invest your energy and your resources.
The Transit Of Mercury reveals the insight to negotiate the best way forward through a detailed analysis of your past. You might face uncomfortable truths; but with determination, whatever you invest in holds exciting potential.
VIRGO (August 24 — September 23)
Love and relationships: The anticipation of your ruler Mercury’s visible transit across the Sun radiates throughout 2019. You’ll increase self-awareness, providing insight into new ways of sharing from your heart.
Saturn’s links to Neptune suggest some people may struggle to live up to your high hopes, but you’ll find new ways of fulfilling your expectations. As you find your voice, and express your needs, expect to find them answered.
Finance and Fortune: As Mercury moves towards its transit of the Sun, it influences the whole year, highlighting the gifts brought by your past learning.
You’ve gained so much knowledge. And, with information being at a premium this year, you’ll find yourself in an unusually powerful position.
No one knows all the answers; and Neptune, in your opposite sign, brings opportunities to continue to learn from surprising sources.
With that wisdom you’ll find innovative ways to help yourself and enable others to prosper.
LIBRA (September 24 — October 23)
Love and relationships: A sense of stability and relief helps you to become more confident of your power and of speaking your truth.
As Uranus moves out of your opposite sign in March, you’ll find you’re standing on a more secure base, from which you can make innovative progress.
Once you know what you want to happen, the Transit of Mercury indicates you can control how you communicate with the people you love, and respond in a more inspired way. This will make a tangible difference to your happiness.
Finance and Fortune: As Uranus moves out of your opposite sign in March, exciting ways of working with others bring extra financial potentials.
With the Transit of Mercury taking place in the part of the sky associated with your disposable income, it’s important to focus on the direction you’re heading in rather than the past.
If you tap into your adventurous side, you’ll deal with demanding situations more easily and make surprising gains.
SCORPIO (October 24 — November 22)
Love and relationships: The Transit of Mercury across the Scorpio Sun will influence 2019 in a powerful way.
It symbolises the transformation possible, as you develop the confidence to share your feelings with the key people in your life.
In March, as Uranus moves into your opposite sign (which governs relationships), there are surprises ahead. With your improved communication skills, these can lead to progress.
With Saturn’s stabilising influence, you can fulfil a long-held dream and find emotional contentment.
Finance and Fortune: Jupiter and Neptune’s relationship in the year suggests that by relaxing control of the financial reins you’ll allow your resources the freedom to grow exponentially.
The promise of the Transit of Mercury, the planet of communication and commerce, taking place in your sign, indicates a series of breakthroughs.
With the courage to stand up for what you value, the rewards will manifest on both a material and an emotional level.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 — December 21)
Love and relationships: Jupiter, in your sign for most of the year, ensures that your love-life will be action-packed, but the adventures will be enriching, and in good company, as you demonstrate greater emotional empathy and allow intimate connections to develop.
Neptune enables you to explore your sensitive side and find special, even spiritual meaning in a close relationship. There’s every chance that your heart will gain all it has longed for in 2019.
Finance and Fortune: Jupiter, planet of wealth, is in your sign for most of the year, boding well.
Although Jupiter’s relationship to Saturn, the cosmic teacher, will force you to slow down, it ensures important decisions are sustainable.
Exploring opportunities with diligence will prevent excess. A thoughtful approach is the way to lasting prosperity.
CAPRICORN (December 22 — January 20)
Love and relationships: The year-long presence of your ruler in its own sign makes you keen to build on your relationships and a little reluctant to approach things differently for fear of undermining them.
Yet, as Saturn and Neptune form encouraging links, you’re in a position to frame your emotional needs so that they can be fulfilled.
As the Transit of Mercury encourages you to reimagine your future, you can discover new ways to connect with others that will revive your relationships.
Finance and Fortune: Links between your ruler and Neptune bring innovative opportunities.
With Jupiter, planet of luck and wealth, bringing a spirit of adventure, you’ll experience greater prosperity if you take risks.
As Uranus, the change-maker, moves signs in March, it brings a creative breakthrough which can lead to new means of generating resources.
The Transit of Mercury highlights the fusion of vision and determination that will lead you towards success this year.
AQUARIUS (January 21 — February 19)
Love and relationships: Your emotional resources will become more visible to others. As your sensitivity is heightened, by January’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, it brings a chance to renegotiate a key relationship.
When your ruler settles into a new home (in March) you’ll lay progressive foundations and find a better balance between head and heart.
As you grow more confident about expressing desires, the Transit of Mercury brings the momentum to ensure satisfaction.
Finance and Fortune: The year holds the potential to reach a rewarding goal. As your innovative ruler moves into Taurus (home of security and finance) you can be part of a creative team.
Jupiter’s influence ensures the support you depend on will be enjoyable and enriching.
The Transit of Mercury highlights your ability to communicate, and focuses on a fusion of intellect and emotions. With faith in friends and renewed self-confidence you can achieve something special.
PISCES (February 20 — March 20)
Love and relationships: Your ability to act instinctively means you seek a deep sense of purpose in your relationships.
This year’s Transit of Mercury indicates that, through a journey of self-questioning, you’ll gain the wisdom needed to discern how to address your emotional needs.
With Neptune and Jupiter linked in dynamic alignments, as long as your heart is open to innovative ideas about love, and where to find it, this year brings the promise of commitment.
Finance and Fortune: With Jupiter spending much of the year in the area governing your long-term goals, 2019 looks exceptionally bright. You’ll explore meaningful opportunities that improve your status.
Saturn’s links with Neptune suggest you’ll find support through new relationships which, though sometimes restricting, create boundaries that help to focus you on your goals.
As the Transit of Mercury lets you communicate your faith in a more prosperous future, the rewards will manifest in your life.