And the five zodiac signs who are going to feel this shift the MOST.
Proof 2019 is beginning with a bang: The first new moon of the new year on Jan. 5 is also coinciding with a partial solar eclipse. A new moon happens when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, making it look like there’s nothing in the sky at all. When there’s a solar eclipse during a new moon — even a partial one — the moon darkens the Sun as well. Although the January solar eclipse is a partial one, it’s still going to be more powerful than your average new moon, meaning that that energy it brings will be even more influential. The January partial solar eclipse will affect you based on your zodiac sign, as with any other astrological event.
A new moon is the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and typically comes with the energy to leave the past behind and start something new. This is the kind of vibes many people want to feel in the very beginning of a new year, so it’s coming at the perfect time. And, according to Astrology King, the influence of a solar eclipse lasts for months longer than the influence of any other new moon.
This partial solar eclipse is happening in the zodiac sign Capricorn, so it’ll be bringing a lot of Capricorn energy to all signs. Bustle spoke with astrologer Lisa Stardust, who shares, “it will be powerful, as it aspects austere Saturn, transformative Pluto, and mythical Neptune.” Stardust adds, “Under this eclipse, we will all be forced to implement our new visions for the new year, as well as release view that no longer serve our higher good.” This could be the extra motivational boost you need to not only start but also achieve your goals for the new year.
Some signs will feel the effects more than others, and Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are the zodiac signs the January 2019 new moon will affect the most, according to astrology forecasts.
Stardust also shares how partial solar eclipse will affect each person, depending on their zodiac sign. Read on to get a better idea of what you can expect in the beginning of 2019:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, if you’re on the hunt for new career opportunities in 2019, the January 2019 new moon has your back. Tarot.com predicted that the powerful cosmic energy of the partial solar eclipse and new moon will lead to the ultimate career opportunity. Pay attention so you can recognize it when it comes your way. “There is something so magnificent brewing for you professionally, and whatever it is it will put you in a place of total security and long-term success.”
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus, this is a time for you to get inside your own head a bit. Stardust says, “Put your higher-minded ideals to work this eclipse and move towards embracing your spirituality.”
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The January 2019 new moon wants you to identify where you’re settling for less in your relationships. If you’re not feeling a genuine connection with someone, the new moon will highlight this lack and illuminate a path toward love and light. “The deep and meaningful parts of your core relationship with others — genuine intimacy — are available to you now thanks to this eclipse opening up a portal of energy. That portal whispers, ‘Be not afraid of the darkness, for that is where you’ll see the light,'” Tarot.com noted.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer, this might not be the most stable time of the month for you, but you’ll get through it. Stardust says, “Relationships may be up and down during the eclipse, causing power struggles to resurface.”
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
This is the best time for you to add a feel-good activity to your routine. Stardust says, “This eclipse reinforces your need to pep up your daily routine by adding yoga or a meditative practice to your workout.”
Virgo (August 23 – September 23)
Virgo, if you’ve been playing it safe, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and actively go after what you want. I know it’s scary, but the January 2019 new moon has your back in a big way. “What’s holding you back? Be brutally honest with yourself about what you want, not what you think is expected of you,” Horoscope.com advised. “With [the] Jan. 5 Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse, it’s the start of an 18-month phase of getting rid of pretense and rediscovering your inner child.”
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
This eclipse could bring signs that you need to relax, Libra. Stardust says, “A seasonal cold may hold you back from achieving your goals swiftly. Don’t stress, the opportunity will still be available after you rest and heal.”
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Stick to your guns, Scorpio. Stardust says, “An argument over your creative vision may make you feel frustrated. Don’t let people ruffle your feathers with their opinions. Only you know what’s best for your vision.”
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, if you’ve always been the flower in your relationships, it’s time to become your own gardener instead of relying on others to tend to your needs. Taking steps to chart your own course during the January 2019 new moon will pay off big time. “Jan. 5, a new moon and eclipse in Capricorn usher in an 18-month phase of you growing in emotional and financial security. Dig deep and reap the rewards,” Horoscope.com advised.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Get ready to shine, Capricorn — just in time for your birthday season! Stardust says, “This solar eclipse brings you into the spotlight, which will let you show off your recent hard work.”
Aquarius (January 20 – February 19)
Aquarius, step back a bit and relax. Stardust says, “You may be exhausted during the solar eclipse, from all the New Year’s hooplah and parties. You have cosmic permission to spend the eclipse resting in bed and watching old movies.”
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Pisces, if you’ve spent the entirety of 2018 in your own private cocoon, it’s time to break free in 2019 and become the butterfly you were always meant to be. “A Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse on Jan. 5 asks you to align with a greater vision and altruistic ambition. Stay true to your talents and abilities, and you will simply shine. You’ve been on a long journey, and you’re turning the corner on some past difficulties. This is about your legacy — have faith in yourself and remember that only humility precedes true greatness,” Horoscope.com noted.