2019 horoscope special: What does the year ahead have in store for you?

4 December 2018
By Fashion Quarterly

Check out what’s going on for your star sign in 2019, from Miss FQ’s spiritual writer One Grounded Angel


March 21-April 19
Emoji: Girl sulking

Taking direction isn’t your strong suit – in fact, you’re kinda the Don Draper of the zodiac. But this year you’re going to have to rein in that ‘tude. Sure, you want to be in charge (and it’s likely this year that you will, BTW) but Saturn, planet of adulting, is forcing you to play the game first. Making friends with leaders – yep, even the ones who piss you off – could see you learn some key career lessons. If you don’t know how to do something, ask for help rather than pretending you’re a pro. Faking appreciation for a present you hate: okay; faking skills you don’t have: not okay. Want to swap #werklife for #momlife, Aries? The powerful July 3 solar eclipse joins Mars, planet of sex, in your fifth house of passion and fertility. Will you put condoms or nappies on your grocery list? You choose.

Love: Relationships could take residence in Commitment Land around the March 21 and April 19 full moons, and singles seeking a plus-one will need to be super-clear about what they’re looking for instead of running down dead-end streets.

Work: The January 6, July 17 and Boxing Day eclipses all highlight shiny new opportunities at work.

April 20-May 20
Emoji: Flexed arm

If the most revolutionary thing you’ve ever done is click ‘like’ on a mildly controversial Facebook post, prepare to get your ass off the fence. Uranus, the planet of rebellion, is in your sign from March, stirring you to shake things up like a Polaroid picture. You could start challenging your crappy boss, shave off your hair or maybe join Gloriavale (jokes!). Sound extreme? Well, it doesn’t have to be – even gentle changes are likely. You’re also getting down with your New Age self this year. From February 18 to April 14, minor planet Chiron, which rules healing, is in your 12th house of spiritual growth. You could get some deeply profound dreams (not the naked-in-front-of-a-crowd kind), experience weird-tingly spiritual visions or get totally consumed by a creative project, maybe channelling Taylor Swift in turning your angst into art. It may seem a bit cray for your down-to-earth sign but it could be just what you need.

Love: You and bae could become a more solid team, thanks to big-energy planet Jupiter hitting your zone of intimacy, while singles could finally meet The One.

Work: Taking risks at work could pay off big time – especially if you’re #girlbossing – and travel opportunities are likely (hello, Koru Club!).

May 21-June 21
Emoji: Couple

Single and so freakin’ over it? Good news: Jupiter, the lucky planet, is in your zone of relationships until December, meaning you may have a plus-one at next year’s family Christmas bash. Think you know your type? Think again. You could find yourself hooking up with someone who looks all wrong for you on paper but feels so. damn. right. Because Jupiter rules travel, your heart and theirs could collide on holiday. And on that note, couples: if your relationship has become dull, planning a trip somewhere exotic could spice things up. Regardless of your relationship status, if your finances are tighter than Kim Kardashian’s pants, a shared project that stretches your boundaries would be just the ticket – maybe marathon training, Te Reo classes or adopting a rescue dog. Anything that gets you out of your comfort zone ­– a bored Gemini is a dangerous thing. Oh, and girlbosses: that partnership energy may help attract a financial or kickass collab partner.

Love: With adulting planet Saturn in your zone of intimacy, you could work through relationship baggage, especially any commitment phobia.

Work: Not loving your work? The July 3 eclipse could bring a new job offer or clarity on what the hell to do with your life.

June 22-July 22
Emoji: Girl with crossed-over arms

If your love life is as harmonious as relations in the National Party (LOL), Saturn, the planet of adulting and boundaries, is in your seventh house of relationships all year – and most of 2020, actually – to help you sort that out. Under the microscope will be any relationships – romantic, platonic or professional – where one person is putting in all the work and the other is actively checking out, one person has abandoned their own life to follow the other around, or even where one person flatly refuses to discuss problems. Singles, where do you make bad life choices? Dating f**kboys that so can’t deal with the type of relationship you deserve, maybe? Follow Our Lady Aretha’s anthem this year – R.E.S.P.E.C.T is where it’s at. This relationship energy will intensify in December when Pluto, planet of skeletons in the closet, joins the astro mash-up, shaking out any baggage sabotaging your love MO. Cancers are incredibly caring, but sometimes you’re a bit s**t with boundaries, and 2019 will really push you in that department.

Love: Eclipses on January 6, July 17 and December 26 could bring sudden changes in your relationship (including your status).

Work: A year of smooth-sailing is likely on the career front. Hurrah!

July 23-August 22
Emoji: Girl with palm facing up

Don’t let your butt get too comfy on that couch, Leo – you’re in for a year of adventures. So 2018 was kinda like a non-stop rollercoaster at Rainbow’s End, and around January 21 you’ll do another wild spin (puke bag not required) when a lunar eclipse and supermoon combo touches down in Leo – surprise! – and your first house of self. You could adopt a dramatic new look, make a bold career move or go viral. At the risk of sounding like a cheesy quote your Facebook-addicted mother-in-law might post: life is a balance between holding on and letting go. A July 3 eclipse in your 12th house, zone of closure, will prompt you to sever ties with toxic friends, jobs that you’re outta love with and maybe ‘hoods you’ve outgrown. Meanwhile, three eclipses (January 6, July 17 and Boxing Day) in your sixth house will spotlight health and wellbeing changes – anything from Instagram-able food choices to swapping stress-inducing friends for a chilled squad.

Love: Passionate flings are likely, and stagnant relationships could find their sex factor again.

Work: The sixth house also covers work, so those eclipses could see you switching jobs or industries suddenly, or even upsizing a current role.

August 23-September 22
Emoji: Face with sunglasses

Virgos are absolute shockers for putting everyone else before them – which *seems* noble, but is often just a way of avoiding your own stuff (*side-eye*). But some powerful eclipses on January 6, July 17 and Boxing Day in your fifth house of passion and self-expression will inspire you to speak up for what you want and need, step up and be seen at work, and unashamedly pursue the things that make *you* happy (and about damn time, too!). A lunar eclipse/supermoon combo on January 21 will motivate you to channel your inner Elsa and let it go, let it gooooo – expired relationships, crap jobs or anything that’s faded like Scott Disick’s relevance. Trying to micro-manage situations instead of letting the Universe steer will not work out well. Keeping your mindset positive and working with the law of attraction can get you serious momentum, especially February 18 to April 14.

Love: You’ll need to adult better in your love life, and secrets could scare the bejesus out of you. Since the fifth house also covers fertility, you could get up the duff (if you want to).

Work: You’re unlikely to have major dramas at work this year (phew!), but expect good opportunities for networking and bonding with workmates in July.

September 23-October 23
Emoji: Confused face

Your tendency to flip-flop could be your undoing this year, Libra. The lucky planet Jupiter is in your third house, the zone of communication, community and ideas, which means a serious influx of social events and opportunities – and a lot of life choices to be made (it’s kind of a good problem to have TBH). Try to please everyone and you’ll end up like a possum caught in the headlights. To avoid getting overwhelmed, you’ll need to rely on your own intuition. Family will be all up in your grill this year, with big changes likely – especially challenges with parenting, and dealing with your own parentals – around the eclipses on January 6, July 17 and Boxing Day. And you’ll need to ‘parent’ yourself, too. Giving yourself lots of downtime to recharge, saying ‘no’ more often and committing to relaxation activities (eg yoga) on the reg will help you emerge with your trademark Libran swagger.

Love: You’ll look to swap drama for stability in relationships, and get more comfortable with intimacy (the emotional kind, not just sex – you’re allll over that LOL).

Work: Working more from home or becoming a ‘mom-preneur’ are likely. The July 3 eclipse could bring shock plot twists to your role or long-term plans.

October 24-November 21
Emoji: Girl at laptop

What a trip 2018 was, hey? Jupiter, the big-game planet, was in your sign most of the year, but now it’s in Sagittarius and your second house of work and stability until December 2019 you can expect a little less motion in your ocean. You’ll set better habits, build skills at work and maybe even buy a house (or in Auckland, a large letterbox – #millenniallyf). Think of 2019 as swapping Nikes for comfy Warehouse slippers – rather than running around stressing about the future, you’ll relax into the here and now. If your career path has had more twists and turns than Justin Bieber’s love life, that journey’s likely to peak around the January 21 eclipse – expect out-of-the-blue opportunities and swift corporate maneuvering. You aren’t a great lover of change, but trusting the Universe will be your best MO. The July 3 eclipse in your ninth house of risk-taking will inspire a giant leap of faith, professionally or personally. Scary? Hell yes. Worth it? Abso-freakin-lutely.

Love: With game-changer planet Uranus in your relationship zone, singles will go off-script and may date against type, while couples could change things up unexpectedly.

Work: Slow and steady moves towards that promotion or dream business opportunity could pay off.

November 22-December 21
Emoji: Family

You so extra, hip-hop artists will write songs about you this year! With big-game planet Jupiter in your sign, you could go from mediocre to Kind Of A Big Deal, single to power couple, fashion follower to style influencer. Try to keep your cute tootsies on the ground, and avoid buying into your own hype. Tuning into your intuition will be vital, especially when it comes to the fam. Your ruling planet Jupiter has three boxing matches with Neptune, the ‘victim mentality’ planet, in your fourth house of home and family: January 13, June 16 and September 21. You could deal with a suffocating or needy relative, or feel compelled to rescue a family member from their own mess. Don’t try to be the hero, Sag.

Love: From February 18 to April 14, love issues will be all up in your grill – think: drama addiction or always falling for Mr/Ms Wrong – and sweeping them under the carpet won’t work. Needy singles will improve their relationship with themselves (the one that matters most, ya hear?).

Work: Three eclipses – on January 6, July 17 and Boxing Day – in your zone of work will inspire you to lift your game professionally, maybe aiming a little (or, ideally, a LOT) higher.

December 22-January 19
Emoji: Sunshine

Haere mai and welcome to the year of the Capricorn! In 2019 your sign is pretty much where it’s at. Three planets plus some powerful eclipses will be squatting in your sign, putting you in the spotlight… which won’t necessarily be comfortable (soz). With Jupiter, planet of expansion, in your 12th house of closure and rest, your standard MO of running around like a mofo, trying to force things to happen the way you want them, won’t work out so well. Instead, the Universe will be pushing you to shed your control-freaky tendencies, to let go of relationships that have expired like that gross bag of spinach at the bottom of your vegie drawer, and to make peace with the things that even a super-motivated Cap can’t change (sad face).

Love: From March 6 onwards, the rebellious planet Uranus shakes up your love life. You might ditch restrictive dating rules, get seriously naughty in the bedroom or actually share your feelings with bae/your crush (whoa, who even *are you*, Cap?!).

Work: With ruling planet Saturn in your sign, you’re on track to finally make a professional breakthrough. If you’ve got the skills and have worked hard, you could become the Nadia Lim of your field (#kween).

January 20-February 18
Emoji: Rocket

Remember this Alanis Morissette lyric? “It’s meeting the man of your dreams, and then meeting his beautiful wife”? While that’s not really ironic (soz Alanis), it kinda sums up how you maybe keep attracting people who aren’t ready/available for a grown-up relationship. Same deal when you’re scrambling to find the right job or position. Luckily, a transformation is where it’s at for Aquarians this year. Pluto, planet of hidden things, and Saturn, planet of adulting, are both in your 12th house of healing, highlighting self-sabotage tendencies – think: procrastination, playing small or being a slave to your work. If you work through your stuff, you’ll rise like a perfectly formed soufflé on Masterchef. If you sweep things under the carpet, you’ll probably be in the same position next December as you are now. Hey, it could be the year you start living your best life!

Love: The January 21 lunar eclipse hits your relationship zone, bringing clarity to love affairs where you’re half-in, half-out, and tying up anything that’s soo over. Singles ready for change could meet McDreamy where they least expect it.

Work: With Jupiter, planet of expansion, in your 11th house of teamwork and technology you could network like a boss, form strong bonds with workmates or launch a game-changing app (#girlboss).

February 19-March 20
Emoji: Squad

If you have 3000 Facebook friends but only three people you can really count on IRL when s**t gets real, 2019 is your squad-purge year. Saturn, planet of adulting, and Pluto, planet of what’s going on underneath, are in your 11th house, the zone of friendships – and there are *three* eclipses (OMG!) in this zone too (January 6, July 17, Boxing Day). Time to ditch the energy vampires, users, dramas queens and tall-poppy choppers – ain’t nobody got time for that! Meanwhile, a January 21 eclipse focuses on cutting out those habits that are keeping you in ‘neutral’ instead of ‘drive’ – think: being a doormat, out-of-control drinking, treating vegetables like a ‘sometimes food’, etc. Better life choices, Pisces – because you’re worth it.

Love: With friendship being such a massive theme, singles could find a platonic friendship becomes *something more* in 2019, while couples could break out of a Netflix-and-fall-asleep-on-the-couch rut by getting more social. PSA: you’ll be seriously horny around the March 21 supermoon, which, if you get carried away, could go badly (no judgement!).

Work: Jupiter, the planet that goes big, is in your zone of career and publicity most of the year. You could go viral, get headhunted or impress the *right* people, without even trying hard. Skills!

Check out One Grounded Angel on Instagram and Facebook. To book a personal angel card reading, visit onegroundedangel.com.

Horoscope illustrations: Bonnie Brown | @studio.bon


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