Happy New Year! For your 2019 tarotscope I pulled 13 cards, 12 that correspond to respective areas of human life represented as ‘houses’ in the typical astrological natal chart, and one that represents the overarching theme of 2019 for you. Given below is a diagram of a natal chart explaining the various houses so that you may have a better understanding of the cards I have pulled pertaining to each. Astrologers use this chart to divide the planets and constellations that appeared in the sky at the moment you were born in order to derive corresponding potentialities for your life in various areas. So, typically, this chart with the houses contains a map of the planets with their exact degrees as well as the zodiac constellations as they were placed starting from the one that was rising on the Eastern horizon. Please note that the house meanings given here are not an exhaustive list and therefore I may mention themes pertaining to houses that do not show up in this example graphic. Given below the chart image is your reading for 2019! May it be a good one for you!
Your 2019 Tarotscope
1st house matters: Willing the wheel of time and tides to stop turning won’t stop it turning. Ironically enough, this year you will learn that the only way to get your free will to be productive is to surrender it to the flow of life. We have all been told long enough that faith and hard work can move mountains, but sometimes the mountains exist, immovably, to correct your course to other, better, options. This year, despite what you may have invested in your endeavours, if something threatens to come to an end, let it. People, situations, relationships, occupations that leave your life at this time are making way for something better. If your health allows it, resistance training might be a good idea. And meditation always is, for everyone!
2nd house matters: This is a year when your values might be put to the test. The agency through which it occurs will have to do with all that makes you feel materially abundant in the world. It is possible that the value you assigned to certain comforts (ideologies and people included) might actually have to be checked and reassessed. This is a year also to be more prudent with your finances, less whimsical, and definitely less generous. I don’t mean to turn you into a cynic or Scrooge but the cards do suggest saving rather than spending will hold you in good stead this year. Also consider investment options that involve joining forces with others (a partner, family, or the markets at large), but seek expert advice before you do.
3rd house matters: If the neighbourhood you live in does not make you feel much at home, perhaps it’s time to move to one that does. It is possible too that you might experience the breakdown of your vehicle or your communication devices (phone, or laptop etc.) so perhaps you could keep a rainy day fund aside for such an event — if at the end of the year, hopefully, nothing requires you to break into that fund, it could end up being a surprise little bonus for a trip or treat for yourself! If you seem to have lost touch with reading or with nature in general, take a book to the park!
4th house matters: You are coming out of karma that kept you to tied to something that ought to have been ‘home’ but felt more like prison. You no longer need to be among a people or culture that does not make you feel free. Any obligation you feel you have towards your family or home, especially if the situation is toxic, is purely voluntary now. If a living arrangement, relationship or citizenship ends at this time, embrace that change because where you go next from here promises clearer vistas and fresher air. Also, think twice before investing in property this year, you might regret tethering yourself to the commitment few years down the line.
5th house matters: Change seems to be in the air in nearly every quarter of your life this year! Or perhaps different Aquarius individuals will be affected selectively by respective areas. If you experienced growing authority in your field of work or as a parent in recent years, then this year might bring you a ‘reality check’ of sorts, a reminder from the universe that there is plenty more you need to learn before you claim expertise or leadership. The Tower card experience can be difficult for those who are heavily invested in their ego desires or have inflated self-esteems, but for one who holds a beginner’s mindset in the school of life this card heralds a friendly shake up of the status quo towards new adventures. Beware though, some of you might experience a demotion at work, or perhaps your children choose to leave home out of nowhere. But whatever it is, it will take you to a new experience. And I’m not just saying that to force a new age-y positive spin on the reading. I like to tell it like it is and do acknowledge that shit happens in life too. But the story of this card (which French occultist Elphias Levi correlated with the story of the Tower of Babel) does indeed talk of divine will thwarting human plans but in order to introduce more diversity in their experience! This card also indicates the destabilisation of established political power, so if you are involved such matters be prepared for some surprises…or prevent unwelcome shocks by introducing changes that balance out power rather than concentrate it in any one person or place.
6th house matters: How’s your health? How are your routines? This year you might be prone to making errors of judgement in these areas so I recommend that instead of taking something new on you build first on what you already have. For instance, rather than signing up for a marathon, spend more time endurance training; instead of going vegan cold turkey, work on balancing your diet and may be reducing animal products gradually; stay the course with the chores and to-dos you currently have rather than taking on more responsibilities like adopting a pet, or signing up for classes. Also, schedule an eye check-up if you haven’t been for a while.
7th house matters: The theme of liberation that shows up in your fourth house also shows up here, in the house of partnerships, legal contracts and open enemies. If you felt stifled or suffocated or just generally anxious in a situation, that is all changing now. Just don’t let your fears get the better of you. Even if the terrain seems strange or scary, you keep your end goal in mind and keep going forward one step at a time. If a partnership or contract makes you feel trapped or unhappy, remember, there is always an exit clause.
8th house matters: Whether you realise it or not, you have the support of well-wishers and divine guides to take you through troubled waters. The good news is, any area of your life that has felt unpredictable, turbulent or anxiety laden these past few years for you will now start to change to a calmer scenery. Talking to friends and advisers is recommended. If your mind has been troubling you more than usual the past few years or months, now might be the time to consider counselling. When it comes investments or joint finances, consult an expert, and also consider putting your money in places that support local or earth-friendly ways of living.
9th house matters: The theme of learning continues in your house of obtaining guidance, philosophy, intellectual growth, expansion, and innovation. The emphasis here is on having the humility to give way to ideas and ideologies that might seem inferior to yours; to not be so invested in any one way of looking at things; to co-create rather than compete with others in generating new thoughts and perspectives. If you are involved in politics or are a part of a think tank, there might be moments when you feel singled out or cornered and those will be precious moments that reveal gaps in your knowledge. This also applies to those who are in university or preparing to defend their thesis. Assuming the higher ground will not serve you as much as taking a learner’s position will.
10th house matters: When the student is ready, the guide arrives. And it might be that your readiness to grow and learn attracts a mentor at work who shows you how to convert your raw talent into wise implementation. In general, this is a year to sophisticate your methods and refine the way you express yourself in the world. This might clear the path for you to become a team leader. This is the year to think like a commander, not a foot soldier.
11th house matters: You have what it takes to make your dreams come true. But setting intentions and developing a clear action plan — almost akin to a strict ritual or routine — will be essential to you getting what you wish to achieve this year. This is also a time when you must seek to associate with those who, like you, are equipped and ready to employ their abilities towards adding value to society and making the world a better place.
12th house matters: Unbridled energy and lust show up as factors you must keep in check if you wish to make this a progressive and satisfying year. Indulging in juvenile fun, or meaningless passions and adventures will only siphon your energy away from areas where your participation could make this a banner year for intellectual growth. Don’t let your pleasure principle get the better of you. Also, if a romantic partner or lover is showing up as erratic or inconsistent it might be time to bid them farewell for the sake of your own mental and physical health.
Overall theme: Believe it or not, the worst of that which has been troubling your mind and affecting your inner peace is over. It truly is. If you still don’t feel it is, you will be excused for feeling a bit PTSD-ish after what you have been through. But please don’t stay in the funk of that which has plagued you in the past because new and exciting stuff is happening in several areas of your life and it requires you to be present and DECISIVE.
Have a happy 2019 and see you next month with the regular monthly tarotscopes! 🙂