December 30th, 2018
By Lorna Bevan
Guest writer for Wake Up World
Uncompromisingly, the New Year begins as it means to go on — the entire blueprint for 2019 is going to be revealed stairstep by stairstep by January’s intense astrology — and it is nothing less than a hologram and a baptism for the coming 12 months.
January’s transpersonal and deep space astrology is not a slow build up or gradual lead in but a personal and collective Reset. This next phase is going to be everything you’ve deeply longed for but probably nothing like you think it will be. And definitely not delivered gift wrapped.
3 new cycles begin this week: Mars on the Aries Point World axis; Mercury on the Great Attractor and Sun conjunct Saturn. Expect the wounded male warrior archetype to reassert itself when faced with the inevitable outcomes of his actions. The seismic window of Saturday’s solar eclipse is now active as is the potential for storms, high tides and solar flares. This Solar eclipse is particularly potent as whatever arises between the December 22 Solstice Capricorn Full Moon and January 19 when both the Sun and Mercury will have been occulted and imprinted by both Saturn and Pluto delivers a foretaste of 2019’s concentrated, contractive pressure points in your own life. Be especially vigilant between January 1st and January 9th. And remember, the ripples and fallout from solar eclipses continue for at least 6 months after the exact date. For much more on how this impacts you, subscribe to my January 2019 5D Report: “Radical Re-invention”.
This is a karmic South Node New Moon Eclipse at 15° Capricorn bracketed by Saturn and Pluto square Eris and Haumea — disruptors and awakeners on a global scale — concentrated transpersonal energy that blows the winds of change across the area of your life symbolised by these degrees. Hours later, unpredictable Uranus turns forward increasing the volatility. Think back to July 2000 and July 2001 for clues to which area of your life was upleveled. An eclipse on the South Node brings situations that force you to release anything does not serve your highest expression – no choice. Whatever feels old, negative, inflamed, toxic, repetitive, without purpose, head in the sand, fears, doubts, emotional drains: whatever was created in 3D distortion, instead of the higher vibration of high heart love, higher creations and peace, must go — now.
The Chandra Symbol for the karmic eclipse degree: Beads Carved from Human Bone
“The body carries memories of every world we have ever been through. These memory strings or beads bind us to the Earth. We feel pinned to the spot, responsible for everything that happens around us — somehow the one in charge. For we are carrying the continuous memory and legacy of the ancient mystery — streams and of forgotten modes of knowledge. We bear the treasures intact. It makes everything count. It means that we cannot get away from ourselves or our fate for a moment; we are compelled to fulfill our vows and to bring into this world the towering awareness and strange resonance of the giants, of the ancestors, of the great ones, of the inner ways. Never lost; impossible to forget.”
Aries Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
On Sunday 30th, your personal planet Mars returns to your sign for the first time in 2 years, lifting your spirits and boosting your energy and motivation. You have 2 months of this supercharged rocket fuel to launch you into 2019 as you mean to go on. Your year kicks off on Sunday 6th January with a wild card New Moon eclipse at the pinnacle of your chart pointing to a new start in your career or a change of life direction. It has been many years since you enjoyed such a window of opportunity to make your mark. Remove anything – toxic habits, limiting beliefs, relationships — that sabotages your hopes and dreams.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
And so begins another New Year but one that is unlike any you’ve experienced before. A gathering of 7 (!) planets in compatible earth sign Capricorn plus a New Moon eclipse bracketed by change agents Saturn and Pluto is putting you on track for root and branch change. In 2019 you’ll seek to broaden your horizons through travel or study or a complete change of life direction, feeling uncharacteristically restless and bored with the same old, same old. Start to prepare this week by taking a reality check. What needs to go? What do you want less of? What do you want more of?
Grounding those dreams into everyday life.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
For you, the New Year begins as it means to go on, uncompromisingly consigning the past to the dustbin of history to create space for the untried and untested. A gathering of 7 planets in earthy grounded Capricorn — including reality checkers Saturn and Pluto — in a seismic New Moon eclipse week means business. Your 8th House of life’s big questions — your personal security, your finances and your resources — is being cleared, purged and de-cluttered so you can live your life on your own terms. Don’t resist it but work with it. The more ancient baggage you leave by the side of the road, the freer you will feel.
Out with the old.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
Rarely, if ever, have you experienced such a start to a New Year and that’s no exaggeration. On Sunday December 31st, energy planet Mars crosses the pinnacle of your chart for the first time in 2 years boosting your career and life direction with rocket fuel for the journey. Then January 1st opens the seismic window to a New Moon eclipse next Saturday in your opposite sign where no fewer than 7 planets are gathered. Relationships of all kinds are being shut down, de-fragged then either re-booted or jettisoned. Don’t fall into the trap of resisting the changes-you need to be free and clear to forge your own path in 2019.
Remember: Grace and Grit are your watchwords for 2019.
Leo Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
January 2019 opens as it means to go on, kick starting the New Year with a seismic New Moon eclipse, whose impact you will feel from Monday the 1st. In your solar chart, 7 planets clustered in earthy Capricorn suggest that the festivities will be put unceremoniously behind you as work beckons. With reality planets Saturn and Pluto bracketing this karmic New Moon on January 5th, you can expect permanent changes affecting your career, daily routines and service — either immediately or over the next 6 months. Go with them — they are freeing you up for something much better, more aligned with your authentic self. Remember, no cutting corners or trying to cover your mistakes with a show of bravado — it will bounce back on you. Focus on your physical wellbeing and get ready to raise the bar on your efforts.
All to play for.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
Ready or not, January 2019 starts as it means to go on by asking you to step up to the plate. This is a year when your sign is gifted with the practical leverage to reshape your world because all the eclipses — cosmic wild cards — fall across fellow earth sign Capricorn or compatible water sign Cancer. Right from Monday December 31st, the seismic window opens ahead of the New Moon eclipse on January 5th when no fewer than 7 planets are gathered in your zone of creativity and self-expression. With change agents Saturn and Pluto in the mix, the status quo is not an option so collaborate with the potential for growth. Invest your time, energy and love into projects close to your heart and take some risks along the way. This year, results could come in any shape or form depending on your dreams — a new blog, your own business, a baby, a change of lifestyle.
Let your creator energy out to play.
Libra Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
Just like last year, your New Year begins with Saturn’s unrelenting demands. However, unlike last year, a New Moon eclipse on January 5th bracketed by both Saturn and Pluto in your 4th House of belonging gives you the tools, resources and motivation to create something solid and long lasting. Then factor in energy planet Mars returning to your relationship zone for the first time in 2 years this Sunday and life soon feels more hopeful. You could discover that what you thought were cold grey ashes can be rekindled with some love, commitment and desire. Your personal key to a happier life in 2019 is by being at cause, not at effect.
You create your own reality — nobody else.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
The first week of 2019 accelerates you on to a fast track and soon the festivities could feel like a distant memory. First, your ruler Mars returns to fiery Aries after a gap of 2 years, increasing your momentum and your motivation to achieve more, do more and make your mark. Then a seismic window opens on Monday December 31st ahead of a karmic New Moon eclipse on January 5th which activates your 3rd House of communication and connection. With no fewer than 7 (!) planets in earthy Capricorn and the unpredictable eclipse sandwiched between reality planets Saturn and Pluto, it’s time to walk your talk by creating root and branch change before events do it for you. The way through is by channelling the enormous power and potential available, choosing autonomy over the security of your comfort zone and adding value through personalised service. Double check your texts, posts and messages before sending to create win/win exchanges.
Polish up your rapport building skills.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
Are you ready? This New Year and the whole of 2019 could be the making of you and that’s no exaggeration. The first week of January kicks off with energy planet Mars returning to fellow fire sign Aries for the first time in 2 years — your creativity will be off the scale for the next 2 months. Then factor in that the volatile seismic window of Saturday’s New Moon eclipse is activated on December 31st. This is a cosmic wild card in your financial zone increasing your potential to attract money. Expect circumstances to change around you delivering possibilities and opportunities you might never have imagined. As they arise, grab them first and then decide how to play them.
Think about how to create multiple income streams.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
Of all the signs, the New Year has your name on it. On January 5th, a solar New Moon eclipse in Capricorn for the first time since 2001 shakes up your world, re-arranging people and situations around you. Eclipses are dramatic cosmic wild cards in your horoscope. They shake you out of your feelings of complacency so that you can move from one stairstep to another. They are some of the most dramatic tools that the universe uses to get you to pay attention to areas in your life that need to change. They work very rapidly – often in a blink of an eye switching off an old life, defragging you and rebooting you. They uproot you, surprise you and nudge you to a new level of your personal evolution or unfolding. Eclipses want you to grow and change you do!
Eliminate all deadwood and start putting plans that have been in the pipeline into action.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
January 2019 is going to be a month to remember with not one but two eclipses permanently changing the landscape around you. As the seismic window of Saturday’s New Moon eclipse is activated on December 31st with warrior planet Mars in your communication zone, take care to moderate both what you say and how you say it. This wild card volatile eclipse falls in your deepest 12th House, the engine room of your chart, revealing your blind sides and all the ways you sabotage yourself so that you can clear them away permanently. You may feel a little below par so now’s the time to upgrade your physical wellbeing ahead of the 2nd eclipse on January 21st which lights a blue touch paper under your own sign.
Use skillful Will instead of strong Will.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: December 30 – January 6, 2019
Not for you a nice slow and peaceful start to the New Year but instead an accelerated learning curve in creating your own reality. On December 31st energy planet Mars returns to shake up your income zone for the first time in 2 years — be assertive and negotiate for what you’re worth, not just for what you think you can get. Then the seismic window ahead of Saturday’s New Moon eclipse is activated all week creating volatility and extra sensitivity in those around you. But for you as a solar Pisces, this cosmic wild card lights up your angle of life direction, goals and alliances for the first time since 2001. Time to put your master plan into action by choosing autonomy over the security of your comfort zone and following your own guidance and your own rhythm.
Happy New Year!
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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