Very interesting developments are happening this year, Gemini. One of the major headlines is the love and social life. This looks very happy and active. Jupiter will be in your 7th house of love for almost the entire year, until December 3. Romance is definitely in the air for singles. More on this later.

Uranus, your religious and philosophical planet, is making a major move from your 11th house into your 12th house of spirituality this year. Last year he flirted with your 12th house and you got a bit of an inkling of what is to come; this year, on March 7, he will move in properly and will stay for the next seven years. This is going to bring great change to your spiritual life. It’s going to bring major changes in spiritual or charitable organizations that you’re involved with. More details later.

Your 8th house of regeneration has been powerful for many years, and since last year, as Saturn entered, it has become even more powerful. Thus for some years now many of you have been dealing with death and death issues. In some cases it was literal death. In other cases, only encounters with it. The dark angel has been hovering around you, letting you know that he’s around. These trends continue in the year ahead. You can cooperate with this energy in a positive way by getting involved in personal transformation and re-invention. This is a form of death and will satisfy the angel. It is not physical death but a kind of psychological death – we die to our old selves.

Neptune, your career planet, has been in your 10th house of career for many years now, and he remains there for many more. This shows a need – an urge – for a spiritual-type career – something that is idealistic. More on this later.

There is another interesting observation about the year ahead. The upper half of your Horoscope – the day side – contains all the long-term planets. This means that the lower side of the Horoscope will never dominate this year. There will be times when it is relatively stronger than usual (and we will discuss this in the monthly reports), but it will never dominate. Thus in general 2019 is a more career-oriented kind of year. Insomnia could be a problem for some people.

Your most important interests in the year ahead will be love and romance (until December 3); sex, life and death issues, personal transformation and reinvention; career; friends, groups and group activities (until March 7); and spirituality (from March 7 onwards).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are finance; love and romance (until December 3); and sex, death and death issues, personal transformation and reinvention.

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health should be good this year. There are only two long-term planets – Jupiter and Neptune – in stressful alignment with you, which is a big improvement over previous years. And by the end of the year, as Jupiter moves into Capricorn in December, there will be only one long-term planet stressing you. There is much improvement happening in health and energy. Furthermore, your empty 6th house indicates that you’re not that focused on health, which I read as a good sign. You have no need to concentrate on it – health is basically good.

Sure, there will be periods in the year where health is less easy than usual, and we will discuss this in the monthly reports, but these are temporary things caused by short-term transits. They are not trends for the year.

You can make your good health even better. Pay attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflexology points are shown in the chart below):

Important foot reflexology points for the year ahead

Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles, and especially below them.

  • The lungs, arms, shoulders and respiratory system. These are always important areas for you, Gemini. Regular arm and shoulder massage should be an integral part of your health regime. Tension tends to collect in the shoulders and needs to be released.
  • The colon, bladder and sexual organs are also always important. There are some spiritual healers who say that all disease begins in the colon, so keeping it healthy is a very good idea. Herbal colonics would be good if you feel under the weather. Safe sex and sexual moderation are always important for you.
  • The spine, knees, teeth, skin and overall skeletal alignment have become important in recent years, ever since Pluto, your health planet, moved into Capricorn, and this has been reinforced by Saturn (the planet that rules these areas) travelling with Pluto since last year. So regular back and knee massage is good. If you’re out in the sun use a good sunscreen. Get regular dental check-ups. Give the knees more support when you exercise.
  • The gall bladder, which has only become important in recent years.

Your health planet Pluto rules surgery generically, and has been in your 8th house of surgery for many years now. Not only that, the planet that actually rules surgery in your chart – Saturn – is also there, travelling next to Pluto. So you have probably had some surgery in recent years. There is a strong tendency to it, and it will probably be recommended to you. Sometimes these things are necessary. But it is good to explore detox regimes too – these same planets signal that you respond well to them. In many cases detox will do the same thing, but it will take longer.

Your health planet in the conservative sign of Capricorn shows that in health matters you’re conservative. You gravitate to orthodox medicine. And, even if you opt for alternative therapies, you tend to choose old and established therapies – the ones that have stood the test of time.

Saturn and Pluto both rule sex in your Horoscope. (Pluto is the generic ruler; Saturn is your actual ruler.) The presence of both in the sign of Capricorn, your 8th house, suggests a need to reduce extraneous sex – to focus more on quality rather than quantity. Less but of a higher quality is preferable to more of lesser quality. If you stay alert to your body you will know when enough is enough.

Home and Family

Though it is not generally known, home and family are always important to Gemini. They’re not really famous for this. They’re more famous for their brilliant minds and communication skills. Keep in mind that the ruler of their Horoscope, a very important planet, is also the family planet – the ruler of the 4th house.

Important though home and family are, this year they are less so than usual. The 4th house is not a house of power – love and career are much more of a focus. As our regular readers know, this tends to the status quo. You seem more or less content with things as they are and have no need to make major changes.

But this aspect can also show other things. If family problems arise (God forbid) it’s probably due to lack of attention. To correct the issues, you’ll have to pay more attention.

A parent or parent figure is likely to move or renovate the existing home in the coming year. There can also be the fortunate sale or purchase of a home. It looks happy. If this parent figure is of childbearing age, she is more fertile than usual. The other parent figure needs to be more careful about alcohol and drugs. The body is more sensitive than usual – it is becoming more spiritualized – and could overreact to these things. One of the parents or parent figures will benefit from spiritual-healing techniques this year, particularly from March 7 onwards. He or she should read as much as possible on this subject.

Children or children figures in your life seem involved in major repairs in the home. A move could happen late in the year – from December 3 onwards. This, though, seems stressful and complicated and there could be many delays.

Siblings and sibling figures are having a quiet, stable kind of year. There’s nothing against a move, but nothing especially supporting one either; 2020 seems better for a move than this year. Siblings and sibling figures have many job opportunities all year, and especially after December 3.

Grandchildren (if you have them) can have many moves this year. They seem unsettled – nomadic. This trend will continue for many more years.

If you’re planning major repairs or construction work to the home (or of a home), August 13 to October 4 is a good time. If you’re redecorating or planning minor repairs, or buying art objects for the home, August 21 to September 14 is a good time.

The family finances seem stable and more or less the way they were last year. The finances of one of the parents or parent figures in your life will start to stabilize this year after being erratic for many years.

Your family planet, Mercury, is a fast-moving and often erratic planet (it is no accident that the word ‘mercurial’ has this meaning). Sometimes he races through the heavens, sometimes his pace is leisurely. Sometimes he stands still (makes a station) and sometimes he goes backward. This is a good description of your family and emotional life. It is full of twists and turns. Because of this, there are many short-term trends that affect the family life, depending on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Finance and Career

The money house is empty this year. This tends to the status quo and I see it as a good thing. There is more or less contentment with things as they are and you have no need to pay too much attention here.

But with two lunar eclipses in the year ahead – one on January 21 and the other on July 16 – there will be financial changes, disruptions and course corrections. It is always a good thing to make periodic course corrections and the eclipses provide that opportunity. The changes will be good, but generally not so pleasant while they’re happening.

The lack of power in the money house can indicate lack of attention and focus. Thus, if financial problems arise, they are probably due to this. The solution is to pay more attention to your finances.

Having said all of that, I feel the year ahead will be prosperous. The North Node of the Moon (this is not a planet, but an important abstract point) spends the year in your money house. The North Node denotes excess. So your problem (and it’s a good one to have) could be an excess of money – not a lack.

Saturn and Pluto will spend the year in your 8th house. This shows various things. The spouse, partner or current love seems to be having financial difficulties. He or she has taken on (or it was forced on him or her) extra financial burdens. So there is a feeling of lack there. There is a need to rearrange the finances, to shift things around and reorganize them. And, if this is done, he or she will find that all the resources needed are there. His or her financial situation will improve greatly after December 3, as Jupiter moves into the money house.

If you are involved in estates or insurance issues, they seem very complicated, with many delays involved. Tax issues can be burdensome too. Borrowing and accessing outside capital also seems more complicated this year. There are many delays. It’s probably best not to borrow money – unless it’s an emergency. Accessing outside capital will get much easier after December 3. If you’re looking for outside investors for your projects, this will also be easier after December 3.

The Moon is your financial planet and is the fastest-moving of all the planets. Whereas the other fast-moving planets (the Sun, Mercury and Venus) will move through all the houses in your Horoscope in a year, the Moon does this every month. Thus there are many short-term trends in finance that are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

In general we can say that earning power will be strongest on the new and full moons and when the Moon is waxing (growing in strength).

Career has been important for many years now, and remains so this year. Many of the career trends that we’ve written about in past years are still very much in effect. Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, is your career planet and he occupies your 10th house of career. Thus he is in his own sign and house. He is powerful here and this tends to success, but there are complications.

Neptune in the 10th house signals a need for more idealism in the career path. It favours working for charities, spiritual organizations, or organizations involved in altruistic kinds of activities. In many cases this has already happened, but if not it can still happen. You need to feel that your career is ‘blessed from on high’, that it is ‘divinely ordained’ and is your real mission in life. Just being successful for the sake of being successful – for ego-gratification purposes – will not satisfy you. You need to feel that you are ‘saving the planet’ or ‘saving the world’ – that you are improving conditions for all people.

It also shows that your bosses are like this too. They seem more altruistic and idealistic (or they portray themselves this way).

On a more mundane level, this indicates a lot of hidden things – hidden machinations – going on in the career. There can be some unpleasant revelations here. It would also show a need to do more homework on career matters, for what seems obvious is not the reality.

Love and Social Life

Here we have one of the main headlines of the year ahead. Jupiter, your love planet, moved into your 7th house of love last year on November 9 and will be there for almost the whole year ahead – until December 3. This is a classic signal for love, romance and serious relationship.

But this Jupiter transit is stronger than usual. Jupiter is in his own sign and house where he is most comfortable and powerful. He is basically well aspected. And, as he is also your love planet, social grace and magnetism are unusually powerful right now. For singles this indicates serious romance – a serious kind of relationship. It might not mean a literal marriage (though this is likely) but a relationship that is ‘like’ a marriage.

After two years of having Saturn in your 7th house of love, when relationships were severely tested and the social life in general was restricted, this is a welcome change. Love is doubly happy these days. You deserve it.

For those who are married, for those whose marriages have survived the past two years, this transit shows more romance in the marriage and more socializing in general. As a couple you’re meeting new and significant people. You’re attending more weddings and parties. Your social sphere is enlarged.

Singles will also experience some of this. Aside from romance, the general social sphere will be enlarged.

Jupiter moving through the 7th house can also indicate business kinds of partnerships – these too are ‘like a marriage’.

Many a marriage dissolved in the past two and a half years, and this year the prospects for a second marriage are excellent. For those of you working on a third marriage, the prospects improve after March 7. But even if marriage doesn’t happen you will have a happy social life.

With Jupiter in his own sign and house this year (until December 3), many of your natural love tendencies are greatly magnified. You’re attracted to foreign partners, and highly educated and refined kinds of people. You always have a tendency to fall in love with the professor, minister or mentor, and this year even more so. You like people you can learn from.

Religious and philosophical compatibility is even more important than usual. Even if everything else is good, if there are problems here the relationship will be in trouble. You don’t need to agree philosophically on every little detail, but you need to be on the same page – to agree the basics.

Love and social opportunities happen in foreign lands, at your place of worship, at religious functions or at educational-type functions (college or university functions). A trip to an exotic place can not only lead to romance, but will enhance an already existing one.

Children and children figures in your life have had unstable love lives for many years. There have probably been divorces. After March 7 their love lives start to stabilize. Siblings or sibling figures are having a good social period until March 7.

Self-improvement

Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets and your career planet, in his own sign and house is more powerful than usual. This has been the case for many years now and will be so for many more. We have discussed the mundane ramifications of this, but the real message here is ‘get right spiritually and your career will fall into place’ – it will be something satisfying and harmonious. It might not be easy – it seldom is – but it will give you fulfilment and be something you’re capable of doing. The best thing you can do for your career is to get into right alignment with the Divine within you (under whatever name or concept you have). We could say that your spiritual practice, your spiritual path, is the real career these days – everything will flow from that.

There are other things – important things – happening in the spiritual life this year. Uranus is making a major move from your 11th house into your spiritual 12th house on March 7. Your spiritual life and spiritual activities are going to become very exciting now – and for many years to come. It will be full of change and experimentation. Spiritual experiences – even peak experiences – can happen suddenly and out of the blue. A lot of your old concepts and attitudes about spirit will get challenged and many will have to be revised or discarded. Spirit itself will show you what is what.

Beginners on the path will be like the sannyasin of old – the wandering seeker who travelled from one guru and holy man to another seeking wisdom and enlightenment. I wouldn’t take this too literally though. Times are different today. Rarely do people wander the forests in search of gurus. Today, they wander bookshops, workshops and seminars. They join different spiritual groups for short periods of time, searching, searching, searching. There’s nothing wrong with this, by the way. It’s a natural stage on the path.

For more advanced students it shows taking a more scientific, rational approach to spirituality. There is a science to it. In the years to come it is advisable to explore this. Understanding the science will help you keep stability, regardless of your mood or outer circumstance. Paths such as gnosis, hermetic science, kabbalah, jnana yoga and esoteric astrology (the spiritual side of astrology) will be interesting and helpful. In many cases all the old rules will get thrown out and you will see what works for you through trial and error. It is said that ‘every person is their own unique path to the Divine’. And, this is certainly so for you these days.

Uranus is your planet of religion. His position in your 12th house (and for many years to come) shows a need to explore the mystical paths of your own native religion. Every religion has its mystical side. Yours is no exception. In fact, every religion is merely the outgrowth of the mystical experience of its founder. This will be fruitful for you.

There’s no need to travel far and wide in search of mystical experience and Higher Knowledge. Just go deeper into what you already have.

Gemini Monthly Horoscope 2019