BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
A new year is always exciting. 2019 is going to be really interesting, considering there are three solar eclipses, meaning shit is about to get real. The first one, which is a partial solar eclipse, happens in Capricorn on January 5 or 6, depending on where you live. The eclipse happens between Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. What does that actually mean? That trifecta is perfect for any professional or creative goal to get started, whether it’s an initial plan or a launch.
A lunar eclipse will occur on January 20 during a full Leo moon is going to be emotionally intense. It will stir up feelings about belonging, identity, and love. It might not be an easy moon, but it will help you shed any unnecessary habits and relationships. Get rid of what doesn’t serve you.
Here we go:
You’re about to get rewarded for all of your hard work. Enjoy it.
After an amazing month in December, you might feel a little depressed this time around, but cheer up. Relaxing isn’t so bad.
Feel like you’re in a love rut? This month will change that.
This month is all about your career and new prospects, whether it’s your day job or your real passion. Get it.
It’s time to think deep and think about what you want for this year. What do you want your relationships and work life to be like? Make a list.
It’s time to ask for that raise you’ve wanted - or when it comes to your relationship, lay out what you want. If you don’t get the answer you’ve been waiting for, it’s time to move on.
Romance issues? Job kerfuffles? Hunker down and think about how you can do better and get through the hard times.
This month is all about new beginnings. You’ve had just a lot of transitions and now you can enjoy them.
You’ve found yourself in a very sticky spot in your life, torn between two people in some way. Think wisely.
You’ve been burning the candle at both ends for quite some time. It’s time to rest.
Be true to yourself while also being kind to others. Sometimes you can be a little too stubborn.
You’re a little stressed about money this month. Look at your finances, write down where you spend money. Find ways to save.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente