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beliefnet lunar eclipse forecast astrology matthew currieEvery calendar year comes with its fair share of Eclipses (or more than its fair share, like in 2018). In 2019 we’ll see a similar situation, with five Eclipses coming.

There are a few simple keys to understanding how an Eclipse works. An Eclipse doesn’t necessarily make its effects known the day it hits. Rather, an Eclipse marks out a point in your birth chart that stays in effect until the next set of Eclipses. That point is sensitive to transits, and how it manifests in your life will depend on a couple of factors:

1) Which House of your birth chart the Eclipse falls in. One of the old-school astrological rules about Eclipses that I find works well is that an Eclipse will have much more dramatic results if it falls above the horizon in your birth chart — in other words, in your 7th to 12th Houses. If an Eclipse falls below the horizon in your birth chart, you shouldn’t dismiss it entirely, but you shouldn’t lose any sleep over it either.

2) If an Eclipse closely conjuncts, opposes, or squares (within about 3 or 4 degrees) an important point in your birth chart (a major planet, the Ascendant/Descendant, or the Midheaven/IC), then pay attention! That Eclipse is likely to have a significant effect.

Finally: remember that Eclipses tend to bring surprises, but not all surprises are necessarily bad.

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January 5, 2019: Partial Solar Eclipse at 15 degrees Capricorn

This Eclipse lands right in the thick of Jupiter square Neptune, and is closely riding the midpoint between Saturn at 11 degrees Capricorn and Pluto at 20 Capricorn. If you’re thinking “hey, this could be the start of something big,” then you’re almost right: that “something big” actually has been around for a while, and was brought to the forefront by the July 12th, 2018 Eclipse.

January 21, 2019: Lunar Eclipse at 0 degrees Aquarius

This Eclipse features a close Venus-Jupiter conjunction, square Neptune and in a close trine to Venus in Aries. If nothing else, since a Lunar Eclipse is also a Full Moon, this could make for the wildest Monday night of action that your local singles bar has seen in ages.

July 2, 2019: Solar Eclipse at 10 degrees Cancer

There’s also a Mercury-Mars in early Leo conjunction happening, and that conjunction is square Uranus at 5 degrees Taurus. Remember: sometimes the key to success is to just keep your damn fool mouth shut and not over-react to things.

July 16, 2019: Lunar Eclipse at 24 degrees Capricorn

Sun trine Neptune and Moon sextile Neptune? Sounds like a nice, warm and fuzzy time, doesn’t it? Not so fast: this Eclipse happens with Venus in Cancer conjunct the North Node, with both very closely opposite Saturn. That could have a chilling effect on romance and finance, and that Mars-Uranus square is still in effect. This one could cause a few breakups…

December 26, 2019: Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees Capricorn

People tend to over-react to Eclipses, fearing the worst from them. But this Eclipse features a Sun-Moon-Jupiter conjunction, with Mars in Scorpio sextile Saturn and Pluto. This could be the most happy and productive Eclipse you’ve seen in ages… but as always (dependent on the specifics of your birth chart), your mileage may vary.

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Even without knowing a lot of astrology or having your own birth chart memorized, there is one simple way to tell if you should pay special attention to any of the above Eclipses. Were you particularly affected by the July 18, 2018 Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer? If so, you might want to keep a close eye on the January 5th and July 16th 2019 Eclipses. Did the July 27, 2018 Eclipse at 4 degrees Aquarius ring your bell? That’s a heads-up for the January 21, 2019 Eclipse.

Finally: did you happen to notice all the activity along the Cancer-Capricorn axis this year and in 2019? Pay attention to that, because it’s all related to the biggest astrological news of 2019. Keep coming back, and I’ll get to that soon!

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matthew-currie-astrology-sarah hylandAstrology and medicine have a long history together. Although of course one should never take an astrologer’s word over a physician’s word for a medical condition, astrology can be incredibly useful when it comes to choosing a date to have surgery. Case in point: the two kidney transplants that actress Sarah Hyland has had.

Sarah (born November 24th 1990, time unknown, New York City) is best known for playing Haley on the series Modern Family. What fewer people realize about Sarah is that she was born with kidney dysplasia: malformed and dysfunctional kidneys.

In astrology, the kidneys are ruled by Venus. Sarah’s Venus is at almost 8 degrees Sagittarius, and is closely opposite her natal Mars in Gemini. This, in and of itself, is only one risk factor for kidney disease — but it’s a fairly significant one. Her Mars is also closely opposite her Sun-Venus midpoint, which is another factor indicating concerns about kidney health. Saturn is also closely aspecting her Venus-Mars midpoint, and that is another factor. Even without a time of birth it’s easy to see how there could be a problem in this area.

Sarah has had two kidney transplants. The first one came from her father, and the second one came from her brother. Both surgical dates are instructive as far as her transits at the time and the results she has gotten.

The first transplant occurred in April of 2012. At that time the transiting North Node was conjunct Sarah’s Venus. That indicates that the transplant may have been a matter of “karmic destiny,” (although I hate putting things in those terms). Transiting Neptune was square her Venus-Mars opposition, and transiting Mars was square her natal Venus and Mars. Furthermore, this happened during Sarah’s Saturn Square, which is yet another indicator of difficulty.

For unknown reasons, Sarah’s body began rejecting her father’s kidney in early 2017. So on September 19th 2017, she have a second transplant. Although the kidney transplant itself seems to have gone well, there are still some worrisome signs that this may not be permanent either. At the time of surgery, transiting Mars was at 9 degrees Virgo, closely squaring her Venus-Mars opposition.

Although some of the indicators for the second transplant are better for her than the first one, there is still some concern. Sarah will be having her Saturn Return at the end of 2019 and early 2020. Remember that the first (and ultimately unsuccessful) transplant happened during her Saturn Square.

We should also note that Sarah has recently discovered she has endometriosis. Endometriosis is a painful condition in which the lining of the uterus overgrows and starts invading other organs. For issues involving the uterus, we look to the Moon — and at this point if you know your astrology it probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Sarah has a Moon-Pluto square in her birth chart. Furthermore, in her Vedic chart there is a classic combination for endometriosis: both Venus and Mars are debilitated and aspecting each other from the Sign which the other planet rules.

What’s the prognosis for Sarah? I will be coming back to that subject in a future installment. I’ve been writing about the major astrological events of 2019, and the biggest one of those is going to be a whopper for Sarah — although I remain generally optimistic about the long-term prognosis. Stay tuned everyone…

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matthew-currie-astrology-saturn sextile uranusThere is sometimes a tendency among astrologers, myself included, to see the more difficult aspects first and to overlook the quieter and more constructive aspects. As I sometimes tell my clients, the news never starts with all the things that didn’t blow up today, does it?

For all these squares and Eclipses and such that one can normally expect in any given year, 2019 will be particularly blessed. The entire year please out under the influence of Saturn sextile Neptune. Although this aspect has three exact hits in January, June, and November, these two planets stay within about 5 degrees of the sextile from each other all year long.

The trine and the sextile tend to get overlooked. They don’t slap you in the face the same way that a stressful square or a demanding conjunction does. They are quietly constructive. They are the kind of aspects that make things slowly and gently better in the background while the explosions grab all the headlines.

Saturn sextile Neptune is a particularly interesting and powerful aspect. Saturn is all uptight and into restriction, and Neptune is all loose and spiritual and hippie-like. Normally these are two planets that you wouldn’t sit next to each other in a dinner party. but when they get their act together and work on the same goal, as they well in 2019? This can be a time for overcoming both inner and outer boundaries with kindness, gentleness and spirituality… and yet you can still achieve solid, lasting, and practical results.

Have you gotten lazy with your spiritual practices? Do you understand the higher reason why you are striving towards your material goals? Saturn sextile Neptune can help you sort all that out in 2019.

Now, just in case you were afraid I’m losing my edge in my old age, fear not. Next time we’ll get back to the more tense things happening in 2019. Just remember that Saturn sextile Neptune can help you overcome all of it and come out better than ever.

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matthew currie astrology jupiter square neptuneJupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces will be in effect for much of 2019. Even though the square is considered to be a bad aspect, there is much good that can be gained from it if you work with it properly. Jupiter is the ruler of traditional religiosity and spiritual beliefs, and Neptune has a similar spiritual bent to it — but is a little more focused on the feeling than it is on the rules and regulations involved. When these two forces are in conflict, it is possible that (with wisdom), new insights can be made into the nature of your Universe.

Jupiter square Neptune isn’t usually associated with “practicality” or “realism.” It may not be very practical to live in Fantasyland all the time, but spending a little more time there can help you dream up bigger and better solutions for regular everyday living. If nothing else, you can probably expect a major uptick in psychic phenomena, both with yourself and with others.

That’s the good news. And now, the more challenging side of Jupiter square Neptune…

If you spend much time on the Internet, you probably know by now that there are some people out there with some downright crazy and dangerous beliefs. Of course, the crazy and dangerous beliefs of other people are always easier to spot than one’s own. how can you or others figure it out without it all dangerously blowing up in your face? That’s one of the big questions raised by Jupiter square Neptune.

Jupiter square Neptune is in effect for a large portion of the year, with three exact hits in January, June, and September. A lot of illusions were stripped away the last time this aspect happened. Jupiter square Neptune ate up most of 2006. Among other noteworthy events under that influence: the corruption of Enron was exposed. Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, got fatally overconfident with a stingray. We discovered that Reverend Ted Haggard had a taste for male prostitutes and methamphetamines.

What do all of these things have in common? A combination of arrogance or over-confidence, short-sightedness, and an absolute conviction that someone was either right and/or would not get caught.

Gosh, does any of that sound familiar now?

Of course the world survived this aspect last time, and in many ways got better. Maybe it’s just because I’m a chronic optimist, but I believe we will be able to say the same at the end of 2019 — but you have to admit that it seems like there is a bumper crop of self-deluded people out there on the Internet, and there are many triggers that could potentially be pulled…. and people don’t tend to take it well when their illusions are removed. Here’s hoping that you and I, at least, are right about our beliefs…

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