A challenging and hyperactive year ahead, Libra. Keep in mind that the universe never gives us more than we can handle. If the challenges are given, it means – by definition – that we are able to handle them. The family situation is most challenging this year. Family obligations seem onerous. The good news is that it will get easier at the end of the year.

Health will need watching in the year ahead. Details later.

In spite of all the challenges this year, there is much good news too. Uranus is moving out of your 7th house of love on March 7, where he has been for the past seven years, destabilizing the love life and bringing many a divorce and break up. The love and social life will start to become more stable. More on this later on.

Uranus’s move into your 8th house of regeneration in March shows more sexual experimentation. The spouse, partner or current love becomes financially experimental.

Jupiter spends almost all year in your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests, which is very good news for students. It shows success in their studies – perhaps even honours. It is an excellent aspect for writers, bloggers, teachers, journalists, and sales and marketing people too. If you are in these fields the year ahead is successful.

Jupiter will move into your 4th house of home and family on December 3, bringing more family harmony and easing much of the stress in this area. Often it brings moves and the expansion of the family circle.

While the romantic life is becoming more stable, friendships seem unstable and many will get tested in the year ahead. We have five eclipses this year (usually there are four), and four out of the five will impact on your friendships.

Neptune has been in your 6th house of health and work for many years now and he will be there for many more to come. This shows someone who is going deeper into spiritual healing. More on this later.

The most important areas of interest this year are communication and intellectual interests (until December 2); home and family; health and work; love and romance (until March 7); and sex and personal transformation (from March 7 onwards).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are career; communication and intellectual interests (until December 3); and home and family (from December 3 onwards).

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, as we mentioned above, needs keeping an eye on this year. You begin your year with three powerful long-term planets in stressful alignment with you, and you will end the year in the same way. In between, from March 7 to December 3, there will be two long-term planets stressing you – and they are strong ones, Saturn and Pluto. So health needs more attention this year. You can’t just take it for granted. It needs some effort on your part. The good news is that your 6th house of health is strong and you seem willing to make the effort. This is a positive.

The first line of defence, as regular readers know, is to maintain high energy levels. Low energy is the primal disease. Everything else proceeds from that. So make sure to get enough rest. Don’t allow your energy to get depleted. Keep your focus on the really important things in your life and don’t waste time on trivia. Hard choices need to be made.

There is more good news. You can enhance your health and prevent problems developing by giving more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of the Horoscope (the reflexology points are shown in the chart below):

Important foot reflexology points for the year ahead

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 below them.

  • The heart has grown in importance over the past eleven years, and became even more important last year. Most spiritual healers agree that the root cause for heart problems is worry and anxiety. So avoid these emotions (not so easy, as they are considered so normal). Cultivate faith rather than worry.
  • The kidneys and hips. These are always important for Libra (Libra rules these areas). Regular hip massage should be a part of your normal health regime. A herbal kidney cleanse every now and then would be a good idea – especially if you feel under the weather.
  • The feet. These too are always important for Libra, and for some years have become even more so. Your health planet, Neptune, has been in Pisces for many years now and both Neptune and Pisces rule the feet. So regular foot massage – see our chart above – should be part of your normal health regime. The good thing about foot massage is that it not only strengthens the feet but the entire body as well, as if you’re giving the whole body a massage – including your internal organs. Wear shoes that fit correctly and that don’t upset your balance. Comfort is more important than style. Keep the feet warm in the winter.

Since these are the vulnerable areas, problems, if they happen (God forbid) would most likely begin here. Thus keeping these areas healthy and fit is sound preventive medicine. Most of the time problems can be prevented, but even when they can’t, they can be softened to a great degree. They need not be devastating.

Neptune as your health planet shows that you respond well to spiritual-type therapies such as meditation, reiki, the laying on of hands and the manipulation of subtle energies. If you feel under the weather, see a spiritual healer.

Your health planet in a water sign (and this has been the case for many years) indicates a special connection to the considerable healing powers of the Water element. It is good to be near large bodies of water such as oceans, rivers and lakes. Good to soak or swim in them too. Swimming and water sports are good exercises these days. Natural water is always best, but at a pinch you can take long soaks in your bathtub. When in the shower allow the water to hit any area of the body that bothers you. It’s probably a good idea to drink more water this year too. The Water element is weak in your Horoscope and this can tend to dehydration.

Home and Family

This is an important and challenging area in the year ahead. Your 4th house is easily the most powerful in your Horoscope. An area of major focus.

Saturn moved into this house late in 2017 and has been there since then. This shows extra family burdens and responsibilities. Things that you can’t avoid. You have to ‘bear down’ and deal with them. If you do, you will find help available to you.

But Saturn’s presence here is only part of the picture. Three out of the five eclipses this year occur in your 4th house, so there is much family disturbance – even chaos – happening these days. This will require even more of your attention. Often an eclipse here signals a need for repairs in the home as hidden flaws are revealed. Often it shows explosions within the family circle – dramas in the lives of family members, especially a parent or parent figure. You’re dealing with all kinds of home and family emergencies this year. Have no fear, you can handle it. It’s just good to understand what’s going on.

Your financial planet, Pluto, has been in your 4th house since 2008 – a long time. This gives many messages. You’re spending more money on the home and family, but can earn from here as well. Family and family connections are playing a big role in earnings. Often it shows someone who is earning from home, and many of you have set up home offices. The home is as much a place of business as it is a home. We will cover this more fully later on.

Saturn in the 4th house shows a tendency to depression. Be careful about this. It often shows a tendency to repress one’s true feelings. One doesn’t feel safe in expressing them and so the tendency is to repress them. We will deal with this issue later on.

This aspect would also indicate a feeling of ‘disappointment’ with the family. One is involved with them (family members, a parent figure) out of a sense of duty, rather than from love. It’s a feeling of someone who ‘grits their teeth’ and does what has to be done.

There is also a feeling of ‘lack of space’ – being over-crowded – in the home. But a move is not in the cards just yet. Make do with the space you have – a little creativity can solve the problem.

Things will change later on in the year – after December 3 – as benevolent Jupiter moves into your 4th house. The family situation will get happier. Many of you could decide to move when this happens, but a move is more likely next year. Communication with the family will improve too.

Major repairs or renovations can happen any time this year, but if you have some free will in the matter, after December 3 is best. If you’re redecorating in a cosmetic kind of way, or buying objects of beauty for the home, February 3 to March 1 and November 25 to the end of the year are good times.

A parent or parent figure seems over-controlling and demanding – difficult to handle. But he or she also seems very involved in your finances, and this complicates things. He or she does seem helpful financially, but in a controlling kind of way. He or she also seems pessimistic, seeing the dark side of everything, which can be very difficult.

Siblings and sibling figures in your life are prospering, but a move is more likely next year than this.

Children and children figures seem unsettled these days. They can have multiple moves in the coming years.

Finance and Career

You’re ending a very strong financial year. By now most of your short-term financial goals have been achieved and you’re more or less content with things as they are. This would tend to the status quo.

However, Saturn is travelling very close to your financial planet Pluto this year. This would indicate taking on more financial responsibilities (and they seem related to the family). This can create a feeling of lack even when one is prospering. It’s just a feeling. There’s a need to reorganize the finances this year, to restructure them and shift things around a bit. If you do this, you will find that you have all the resources that you need.

Your financial planet has been in your 4th house of home and family for many years now, and he will remain there for many more. So, as we mentioned, you’re spending more money on the home and family, but you can earn from here as well. Family and family connections are playing a huge role in earnings. This position favours residential real estate, furniture makers, interior designers, landscaping, house-cleaning services and industries that cater to the homeowner and family. It also favours restaurants, the food industry, hotels and motels. These are interesting as jobs, businesses or investments (there are many public companies involved in these things).

It favours your family business, but also any business with a family atmosphere – that is run like a family.

Your financial planet in conservative Capricorn, travelling with Saturn, signals excellent financial judgement. There is an astuteness here. You know how to get value for your money. You have a good sense of where an investment will be many years down the road. In Wall Street terminology, you are a ‘value investor’ rather than a speculator or ‘momentum investor’. As investments you would favour the large, traditional blue chip companies that comprise the DOW, FTSE or S&P 500 listings. You like the tried and true. Companies that have stood the test of time.

You are in a good period (and especially since last year) for setting up long-term investment and savings plans. You have a good feeling for ‘disciplined savings’. It’s also a good time to set up budgets – you seem willing to abide by them.

You’re in a cycle for building long-term wealth – slowly, steadily, methodically and organically. The quick buck, the ‘can’t miss’ investment, is not for you.

Saturn travelling with Pluto teaches you how to build secure wealth.

This is not an especially strong career year. Your 4th house of home and family is much stronger and more active than your 10th house of career (which is basically empty). Also, the lower half of the Horoscope will dominate all year. There will be periods when the upper (day) side of your chart is stronger, but it will never really dominate. The focus is on the home, family and emotional well-being. Some years are like that.

Your career planet, the Moon, is the fastest moving of all the planets. Where the other fast-moving planets might take approximately a year to move through your whole chart, the Moon will do so every month. So there are a lot of short-term career trends that are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

A solar eclipse on July 2 occurs in your 10th house, which will create some change and disturbance. It can bring changes in your industry, its hierarchy or your company, and in the rules of the game.

Though home and family is most important this year, the presence of the Moon’s North Node in your 10th house shows that it will be good to give the career some focus. Don’t ignore it completely. Your career will give you a sense of fulfilment.

Love and Social Life

Love and social activities are always important to you, Libra – as many a Libra has said to me, ‘Relationship is what life is all about.’ But this year, after March 7, they are a little less important. Everything is a matter of degree.

As we mentioned, you’ve had Uranus – a dynamic and volatile planet – moving through your 7th house for the past seven years. This has not only caused divorces and break-ups, but you are in a completely different social circle than you were seven years ago. This was his purpose. And, most likely your social circle is better and happier than it was in 2012. Before the cosmos can improve things, before it can answer your prayers, sometimes it has to shake things up.

The love life is much calmer and more stable than it has been. There is a better chance for a romantic relationship to last.

Your 7th house of love will be basically empty after March 7. This tends to the status quo. If you’re already in a relationship, it will most likely continue. Those who are unattached will most likely remain unattached.

Mars is your love planet and he is relatively fast moving; this year he will move through seven signs and houses of your Horoscope. So, there will be many short-term trends in love depending on where Mars is at any given time and the aspects he receives and makes. These are best discussed in the monthly reports.

Love might be stable, but the sex life seems very active. Uranus moves into your 8th house of regeneration in March, and will stay there for another seven years. So, this is a long-term trend. Uranus in the 8th house indicates much sexual experimentation happening. So long as it isn’t destructive, it’s a good thing. It is through experimentation that we gain real knowledge of ourselves. In your case, all the rule books and ‘how to’s’ get thrown out and you learn what works for you personally. Every person is unique. Every person is wired up in a unique way. What works for one doesn’t work for another, and this applies to sex too.

The spouse, partner or current love becomes financially experimental. He or she is willing to try new approaches, new strategies and new kinds of investments. Earnings will tend to be unstable, but the financial life will be exciting. Singles will meet these kinds of people.

Friendships, as we mentioned, will get tested all year. Most likely it is not your fault or the fault of the relationship. There are many eclipses impacting on your friends and they will be going through personal, life-changing dramas.

The marriage of the parents or parent figures is stressful this year, but will improve after December 3. Siblings and sibling figures are having a status quo kind of love year. If they are married they will stay married and if they’re single they will stay single. The same is true for children and children figures in your life.

Self-improvement

Spiritual Neptune, your health planet, has been in Pisces for many years. So, many of the trends that we’ve written about in past years are still very much in effect. For the sake of newer readers, we should however recap a bit. In the health report we mostly dealt with the purely physical side of health. But there is a lot more to it. The physical body is only the place where disease winds up, it never begins there. Always (without exception) disease has its origin on the more subtle levels – the worlds of thought and feeling (and the various subdivisions of those worlds). Spiritual disconnection – disconnection from the Divine within, is really the root cause of all sickness. It ‘short circuits’, or creates a separation in the life force, which lowers overall energy and makes a person vulnerable to disease. But in your case it is much more dramatic.

The message of your Horoscope is ‘get right spiritually and good health will naturally follow’.

It is always a good idea to stay ‘prayed up’ and in a state of grace. But with you it’s an actual health issue.

The cosmos is calling you – and has been for many years now – to explore the spiritual dimensions of health. Many of you are already involved in this and are going deeper and deeper into it – it’s a huge subject and there’s always more to learn. Read all you can on it; attend classes and seminars. Most importantly, apply what you’ve learned. You will learn things not written in any book.

With Neptune involved in health, intuition becomes very important. Things that always worked for you might, in a given instance, not work. Conversely, things that never worked, in a given instance could work. It is the intuition of the moment that matters.

Saturn has been in your 4th house since December 2017. Thus, as we mentioned earlier, there is a tendency to repress the emotions. Spiritually speaking, the cosmos is giving you the opportunity to have more control over the emotions and moods. And, by the time Saturn leaves your 4th house next year, you will have achieved this. But there is legitimate control and there is repression – they are two different things. Repression rarely lasts, and it has serious consequences, healthwise and in other ways. You can’t repress a strong emotion for too long. Eventually it will express itself, usually in destructive and unbalanced ways. So, there is a need for a healthy way to release your true feelings without doing damage to yourself or others. Negative feelings and emotions should be considered ‘psychic waste’.

We don’t need to over-analyse them, but just to get them out of the system, out of the astral body. There are many safe ways to do this.  See how much better you feel when the negative feelings are released. You will be amazed. Also see how solutions to your problems come to you. They were always there but you couldn’t access them because of the repressed feelings. Your prayer and meditative practice will also go much better.

Libra Monthly Horoscope 2019

Libra Horoscope 2019