The start of 2019 initiates with a powerful New Moon, and the first of five eclipses this year. Five major planetary bodies are in Capricorn and Uranus goes direct January 6th. Imagine the long-term, we are steering our way forward. As we get real about next steps, we may also feel a sense of liberation and suddenly arising forward motion in whatever area of our chart Aries occupies. While Capricorn’s influence urges we lay ground for the future, we can also anticipate sudden victories, unexpected insight, and true bravery to greet what is unknown and yet to come. Capricorn calls we orient our lives and the way we spend time from the deepest soulful integrity. We need be mindful of empty ambition or taking on societal expectations and values. Uranus going direct in Aries emphasizes the discovery of authenticity in the face of traditional expectations. May the work you do, the boundaries and commitments you set for yourself embody your deepest wisdom and maturity. May you never comply with a projection of external pressure that is not aligned with the connectedness of your heart. May we open to the softness and care of the North Node in Cancer, to listen for a more heart-centered or soul-centered way through our lives. As we learn to nourish and care for our unspoken dreams and sensations, we teach ourselves to inhabit our lives as they are. In this way, the true wisdom of Capricorn can arise; that being the steadiness and voice of a mountain, the aloneness that seeks to build a world in which others can live with deep content and presence. May we discover deep relaxation as we work, as we apply ourselves to our responsibilities. After a profoundly transformative year in 2018, during which we faced deep unconscious and shadow material, we are dreaming of a more uplifted future (Jupiter Neptune square). We need stay true Capricorn’s ability to maneuver reality, discipline, patience, boundaries, commitments, and goals. Set your long-term wants while you dream, as your heart mends, and as we encounter the uncertainty that will surprise you. Set goals this month, and make a schedule. But mostly, ensure what you are painting promises your heart a true home.