Get Astrological Guide to Capricorn (Dec 22, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019)
Welcome to the first day and first month of the Astrologicalendar for 2019!
Your Agenda for Capricorn:Saturday, Dec 22nd, 2018
Sun in Capricorn
The first full day of Capricorn aligns with the beginning of the winter season marked and celebrated by the Solstice. The whole winter thing is a decidedly Northern Hemispheric attitude.
Ursids Meteor Shower
While it peaked last night on the Solstice and the official end of Sagittarius, this shower continues for the next few nights. YMMV. Your Meteors May Vary.
Full Moon in Cancer
The extra luminous lamp of this bright winter moon illuminates one of the longest nights of the year.
This is a pretty epic twenty-four hour period.
Tuesday, Dec 31st 2018
Mars enters Aries
On New Year’s Eve the red planet is 116 million miles from Earth, and the recently landed InSight probe is actively performing science experiments. The Winter Solstice on Mars was October 17th, 2018. The whole winter thing is a decidedly Northern Hemispheric attitude.
Thursday, Jan 3rd, 2019
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
The peak coincides with a moon-free night, which increases the potential visibility to enjoy those ephemeral streaks of light. Look after midnight, if you can. YMMV. Your Midnight Meteor Viewing.
Friday, Jan 4th 2019
Mercury enters Capricorn
So close to the Sun, the speedy Mercury is often not far ahead or behind the Sun’s movements in the Zodiac. FYI: the next Retrograde, having just recently finished its reversal on December 6th, begins on March 5th.
Sunday, Jan 6th 2019
A Partial Solar Eclipse kisses Asia and the Aleutian Islands under the shadow of the New Moon in Capricorn.
Monday, Jan 7th 2019
Venus enters Sagittarius
Venus is also quite a bit closer to the Sun, so typically is in the same general neighborhood of the Zodiac from our Earthly gaze, but just a bit more leisurely than Mercury, given its grander orbit. On this day it will be 159 million miles from Earth and your text message will take 14 minutes to arrive. So no, they probably aren’t ignoring you. At least not for the first 28 minutes.
It’s also really, really hot there. In both hemispheres.
Sunday, Jan 20th
Total Lunar Eclipse - The Full Supermoon in Leo will turn “blood” red and be visible everywhere (if you have a decidedly Western Hemispheric Attitude). Totality begins at 9pm PST (but the show starts earlier). This is a real treat and one of the night sky highlights of the year. Truly.
The last total lunar eclipse was at, like, 4am, but that was totally worth it, too:
Sun enters Aquarius, marking the end of Capricorn and our season of contemplating the Earthly Goat ruled by Saturn.
This also marks the first “Birthday Astrologicalendar” season of the year, with custom printed Aquarian 2019 Calendars available here at Get Astrological. Pisces and Aries calendars are available for order now too, for the Fish and Rams and those Bearers of Water in your lives.