We will enter 2019 with a lot of energy.
Mars enters Aries today at 9:20pm. Mars is at home in Aries. This is a driven, determined planet. It can bring on a lot of action and inspiration, though we all will have to be careful about its impulsive shadows and potential for outbursts.
Tempers can quickly flare up. It can be easy to jump to conclusions, or assume you have all the answers prematurely.
And yet if you work to harness this energy, Mars in Aries can be an amazing start to a new year.
While I believe that we can set intentions and resolutions at any time of the year, the first week of 2019 can hold particularly potency when it comes to getting clear about where you are being held back, and what you are ready to accomplish instead.
For anyone who is craving progress, creativity, or change, this can be a great week to make a fresh start.
On Friday, January 4, Mercury enters Capricorn. If you feel like the energy of Mars in Aries is too much, amping your adrenaline, scattering your ideas, and messing with your focus, just wait: Mercury in Capricorn will help to turn your thoughts into things.
- What is it that you want to make happen this year?
- What do you want to see become reality?
- What kind of plan, map, or process do you need to work out?
On Saturday, January 5, we welcome the New Moon in Capricorn at 8:28pm. I love that the New Moon arrives so closely to the first day of the year, as it allows us to really align any fresh intentions with the Moon’s new cycle.
I pulled the Ace of Pentacles this week, a perfect card for this lunation, and for the week overall. As we are in Capricorn season, it is a time to focus on stability, success, prosperity, and growth.
The Ace of Pentacles supports new career paths, new relationships with money and finances, and new routines. It’s all of the day-to-day work that makes us feel like we are making progress, and it reminds us that whichever new path we wish to take begins with small steps.
Whatever you walking towards this year, I hope you are able to find some time for yourself in the days ahead to connect with your intentions.
I also want to let you know how much I appreciate you reading these words. Another year has come and gone and I feel so grateful to have been able to share these weekly thoughts with you
Until next time,
Liz Worth is a Toronto-based tarot reader, astrologer, and author. She uses tarot and astrology to help people find clarity, guidance, and purpose.
Liz regularly offers workshops and seminars about tarot, astrology, and magic, believing that these are tools everyone can learn and benefit from. In 2017, Toronto Life magazine and She Does the City listed Liz as a go-to reader and tarot teacher. Her horoscopes have appeared in Flare Magazine and Spiral Nature, and her writing has also been published by Biddy Tarot, Little Red Tarot, and the Numinous. She is currently working on a follow-up to her book Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot.