LIBRA / Libra Rising

Horoscope For 2019

By Christine Rakela

Libra: You will clearly benefit with Jupiter in its ruling sign of Sagittarius residing in your 3rd house sector highlighting your work, educational pursuits, writing, or the communications media, travel, and siblings and cousins. Good news will be heard as you expand your horizons. You will enjoy pursuing new opportunities that increase your knowledge and enhance your life.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in your 4th house sector this year are wanting you to be realistic about your living situation and then doing something about it. You will need to consider either making certain changes and securing what you have or making a concrete decision to sell and purchase a new home. You will also find yourself experiencing deep emotions that transform your soul.

Uranus moving into Taurus the beginning of March will be affecting your 8th house sector will bring new areas of personal growth to pursue and new opportunities both financially and with partnerships. Look for unique ways to improve your earnings and investments. If you need to be free of a limiting partnership this is the time to move forward.

In January Mars in Aries may be difficult to channel when it come to close relationships. One of you will not be willing to give in and stand your ground. Compromising will get you everywhere. You are likely to succeed with relations most of the month with Mars in favorable aspect to Venus and Jupiter, but beware of the pitfalls on the 18th, 20th, and 21st as adverse aspects make life challenging. On the 13th you will be taking a trip or fantasizing about one. Try not to over-indulge as it will be costly. Over-expansion on the job could get you into trouble.

Resistance with a personal relationship will be experienced at the beginning of February as Mars squares Pluto. The 3rd to the 7th are better days to negotiate A sudden change in your relationship may occur on the 12th as Mars conjoins Uranus. Behind the scenes misunderstandings are likely to occur especially on the job on the 19th and 20th with the Virgo/Pisces Full Moon. This could take a toll on your health. Be careful of being misdiagnosed.

At the beginning of March you will have a change of mind and then Mercury goes retrograde on the 5th until the 28th. You may at times feel disoriented during this retrograde. It is best to avoid making important decisions and watch out for mistakes and misunderstandings.

In April you will find much more clarity with Saturn aspects and he New Moon on the 4th and 5th, but challenges are noted on the 9th and 10th where communications may be completely off target. Your rapport with others improves midmonth on the 14th, 15th, and 16th. Adverse transits and the Full Moon cause upset with personal relations on the 18th and 19th . Mars squaring Neptune complicates issues at work on the 26th and 27th that could be disappointing. Try moving in a different direction.

During May, much contemplation may occur the first few days on the month as Saturn and Pluto adversely aspect Mercury. Saturn going retrograde will slow down your pace. You may also feel down emotionally. It is best to keep yourself busy. Take advantage of a banner morning on the 9th as Venus aspects Jupiter. It will be a great time to get together with friends. Watch out for financial trouble on the 18th with an intense Full Moon. You will be more motivated on the 22nd, but an emotionally stressful day is noted on the 29th.

In June, you are making solid progress the first two days with favorable Venus in Taurus aspects. However, Saturn in aspect to Neptune causes challenges during the month with work and your home life. Obstacles and possible disappointment are indicated with coworker, family, or relatives on the 9th and 14th. Beware of situations that promise more than they deliver on the 16thand 17th as Jupiter squares Neptune and the Full Moon are occurring. Communication and travel plans are strained. Adverse aspects the 18th and 19th promote resistance and upset at home and on the job, but you find more agreeable connections on the 22nd and 23rd with favorable Moon aspects and Venus influencing Jupiter.

During July with the New Moon on the 2nd, you will be putting energy into your career. but will have to slow down due to Mercury going retrograde starting the 7th to the 31st. Postpone important decisions and don’t start anything new during this retrograde. You will rethink your future goals and gradually implement a better plan. Challenges are indicated on the 10th and 11th as Mars squares Uranus. A friend could be causing a lot of stress and there will be sudden changes going on that affect your future.

In August on the evening of the 1st a financial issue is the cause of stress as Venus squares Uranus. The 8th and 9th, however, are great days to make strides at work, pursue your dream goals, enjoy the company of friends, or traveling with Jupiter is favorable aspect to the Sun, Moon, and Venus. Jupiter goes direct on the 11th and it’s a great time to explore your skills and talents, make positive business contacts, get your dream goals off to a wonderful start! You will encounter a rough Full Moon on the 15th that affects your creative goals, love life, friends, and your future. Think before you act. Better influences are noted on the 19th to the 21st, and especially on the 26th with Venus in positive aspect to Uranus where financial improvements and favorable partnerships are indicated.

In September the 1st to the 3rd are insightful with Mercury trine Uranus and result-driven with Venus trine Saturn. However, the 4th and the evening of the 6th into the 7th where Venus oppose Neptune and Mercury oppose Neptune occurs causing job disappointment and issues with your health that are difficult to diagnose. Don’t over-do-it or over-extend yourself on the 11th, 12th, and 13th as Mars squaring Jupiter and opposing Neptune along with the Full Moon are persuading you to burn the candle at both ends. Wait for a better period to pursue your plans. The 18th, 19th, and 20th plans are carried out smoothly as the Moon trines Mars, Mars trines Pluto, and the Moon trines Mercury and Venus. Don’t fall for a pipe dream on the 21st and 22nd with Jupiter squaring Neptune. Strained relations that could bring an abrupt ending are noted on the 26th as Mercury is in square aspect to Pluto.


During October the Moon in Sagittarius the 1st to the 3rd brings more optimism into your life, but rescheduling changes occur on the evening of the 6th into the 7th. Tension in a relationship will be experienced on the Full Moon occurring on the 12th and 13th. Easier days are indicated on the 15th and 17th. Mercury in Scorpio in positive aspect to Pluto and the Moon brings gives you deeper insight into your financial situation on the 19th and 20th. Even though there is a New Moon on the 27th, difficulty at home is foreseen with Mars in opposition to Saturn. Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio on the 31st until November 20th causing you to reassess where you stand with your earned income and how to better use your skills and talents to make money and boost your self-esteem.

At the beginning of November Venus moves into Sagittarius to link up with Jupiter all month bringing you more optimism and highlighting connections at work, the communications media, writing, traveling, siblings, and cousins. Take advantage of this wonderful influence and enjoy communicating on all levels. Mars in square aspect to Pluto on the morning of the 5th brings stress as no one seems to want to cooperate. Days you will make some headway are the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th. The Full Moon on the 12th creates financial and partnership issues and the 14th brings disillusionment, especially if you have high expectations, with Venus squaring Neptune. Take advantage of a lucky banner day on the 19th as the Moon trines Venus and Jupiter. Mercury goes direct on the 20th. You make positive connections with a Sagittarius New Moon on the 26th and make a solid investment, possibly with your home on the 28th with Venus trine Uranus.

During December Jupiter journeys into Capricorn for approximately one year. Bringing improvements with your living situation and more enjoyment with family gatherings. Soft aspects make for an easy day on the 3rd as Venus favorably influences Mars and the Moon sextiles Uranus, Mars, and Venus. Plans may not materialize on the 8th as the Sun adversely aspects Neptune and the Full Moon on the 11th brings major communication and travel problems. However, your financial ideals are better realized on the 13th as Mars trines Neptune. The 15th is an auspicious day as Jupiter is in excellent trine aspect to Uranus. Any investment is bound to be lucrative. Home improvements and areas of personal growth bring you joy. Serious misunderstandings and confusion are indicated on the 19th as Mercury is in square aspect to Neptune. As Jupiter trines Uranus and both aspect the Sun the 15th to the 27th home improvements or purchasing a new house is a good investment. You will enjoy a more positive outlook on life. Family gatherings are warm and may become a tradition as you enjoy the holiday spirit!

Mercury is retrograde from March 5th - March 28th, July 7th - July 31st, October 31st - November 29th. Do avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for mistakes being made and misunderstandings.

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