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: Right at the onset it seems as if there is an imbalance in the way you are approaching life this year, erring on the side of over-thinking and favouring logic over feeling. This card cautions you against letting your mind distort reality; justifying self-serving actions; alienating others with anal retentive behaviour. Practice deep breathing to clear your head and aid your physical health. Excessive cynicism or suspicion of others could translate into gut or nervous problems for you. Cultivate a ‘Que será, será’ attitude to feel better in 2019.
2nd house matters: You could either come out of a financially difficult period in 2019, or you could stay stuck in it, depending on your attitude. Indeed, you have faced some setbacks or losses in the recent past, and these could have had to with unwise decisions or an unwise partner, but this year the tides shall turn in your favour provided you let the past go and take only with you the lessons you have learnt along the way. Around the house you might have to spend some money on repairs, but it doesn’t seem like it will make a dent in your pocket that is too big to handle.
3rd house matters: You are coming into your own when it comes to communication, matters to do with your siblings, neighbourhood, and short travels. If you publish content online, this card signifies great success for you in reaching out to a broader audience. There is a level of mastery you seem to display this year in dealing with your siblings and you also seem to be earning the respect and awe of people in your local community. This card is a beautiful omen and a big green light for those of you who have felt misunderstood in the recent past. It is also a sign for you to ‘upgrade’ in some way — learn a new language, take a course that aids professional growth, or join new special interest meet ups.
4th house matters: The people, place, community or nation you once felt loyal to can’t seem to evoke that feeling in you any more. There is something that once felt like a part of you that you just don’t feel connected to any more. Could it be that you are now judging this ‘something’ against new, harsher standards? Has this ‘something’ fallen short, or have your needs grown beyond it? Or is it that perhaps wherever (or with whomever) you are just doesn’t reflect who you are becoming? Typical to the Fixed sign nature, Taurus are notoriously slow to change things around them and so it seems that this year you are cognisant of a disconnect, but perhaps it might take you more time to decide just what to do…
5th house matters: Resting on past laurels can be a comfortable place to be but it can get boring after a while. Taurus is ultimately the sign of fecundity, so when you are not productive, you can start to feel dead inside. It is time for you to find a new creative project, or outlet. Perhaps there is a project you are offered that you don’t pay much mind to, but it could turn out to be the start of a new era! For some of you, this period might bring some introspection regarding your romantic liaisons — perhaps what you think is your ‘type’ is just a matter of convenience and not ideal for your happiness? Perhaps you will realise you have had enough of serial dating and want something solid or nothing at all. Some of you could experience creative blocks just now; and those who recently had children might feel the tedium getting to them. For you the advice is to open your mind to new avenues of excitement — those that you might have previously rejected could now help you blossom. This advice also holds true for those leaving relationships where the proverbial honeymoon is over. Some of you who are faithfully coupled might also receive tempting offers, just letting you know…
6th house matters: In continuation of your 1st house theme, it seems like your mind is your worst enemy this year. You seem susceptible to anxiety, fear, or feeling alone, which might have a knock on effect on your health. Stress can do more damage to your body and relationships than any unhealthy habit. Even though your worries may seem or be real right now, this card from the Minor Arcana indicates that they won’t last too long — the dire outcomes to negative life events you might be imagining right now shall remain in the realm of imagination. You might benefit from taking on some relaxing activity — get regular massages, take up amigurumi, visit a water body, go star gazing…whatever floats your boat on placid waters. Social psychologists like Leon Festinger have successfully demonstrated how changing one’s behaviour can change one’s attitude, so engaging your mind in something constructive, no matter how useless seeming, will certainly help.
7th house matters: There is a partnership that isn’t jelling as well as it usually does. There seems to be an absence of teamwork deeply felt here. It could be your testy attitude, or excessive optimism (or even narcissism) on their part, or both, that might be impeding joint projects or goals from realisation. The problem could be an imbalance of expectations from either side. Either a feeling of entitlement or a feeling of martyrdom is coming in the way of your relations. What can you do to bring more reason and objectivity into your equations? Those of you who deal with the public might face some setbacks. In general, you might find it difficult to bring people around to your opinion in your one-on-one relations. Please refer to 1st house matters to understand how you might have a role to play in this dynamic. This card also cautions you against entering legal contracts where a team is involved — it might not go so well.
8th house matters: You have a lovely card for this house — almost perfect it is if you employ this energy towards combating those fears and shadow reflections that hinder your progress in life. This is also an indication of heightened libido as well as good sex coming your way but don’t depend on this lover sticking around for long. If a romantic partnership is on the rocks, for whatever reason, this card suggests sexual healing. In financial matters, like I mentioned in 2nd house matters, this card blesses you with the courage and luck to explore new short-term investments (especially ones where your money gets pooled with others’) and joint ventures. This is also a good time to research prospective areas of work, investment or relocation. Some of you might be susceptible to high blood pressure problems in which case please seek medical advice.
9th house matters: It may seem like you are spinning your wheels but going nowhere when it comes to matters related to overseas relocation, international organisations, spiritual work, publishing, or higher education. But this is a deep card and in the reverse position it indicates an imbalance between your material and spiritual goals, or the power and love with which you conduct your life. Perhaps there is some advice you aren’t heeding, or perhaps you are so heavily invested in material achievements or show of power that you fail to see alternative routes and opportunities that will, ironically, get you exactly where you wish to go. Now might also be the right time to seek an astrologer’s counsel. I’m available! 😉
10th house matters: This year might see you going back to the drawing board in some way, or even back to school in a manner, or in a position that sees you working on improving your professional skills. If you are the leader of an organisation or team, this card suggests leading from the front, and getting your hands dirty in order to inspire perfection in others. Perfection is a great goal to strive for but beware letting it take over other, more worldly considerations. In general, a deliberate approach towards refining your methods will hold you in good stead career wise.
11th house matters: Some harsh realisations are in store for you. Friends you recently made, or a group you became part of may not live up to the promise they showed. This could play out sometime later in the year too when you make new friends or associations with certain hopes that quickly become dashed. To save yourself from such disappointments, make a shrewd assessment of how these people think and communicate — anything that involves gossip or low-minded ideas i.e. exchanges that are ultimately bad for your intellectual growth will simply not pan out well for you. If you work for a social cause or are part of a specialised network, you might experience failure in a group endeavour or competition. This failure suggests the need for a rethink and revisiting the methods and details of your work — there is something lacking somewhere. Also, watch carefully how you think around people this year as your negative thoughts might have a magical way of becoming known subliminally to others and thus affecting your position among them.
12th house matters: Again the theme of passion and good sex shows up here in your house of things that occur behind closed doors. Again, enjoy the activity as much as you like but do not expect it to result in anything lasting. Alone time far from the madding crowd might help you regroup and get fresh inspiration, which is much needed this year. Also, if there is a dream project or goal you are working on it might be a good idea to keep it a secret just now, away from the evil eye of ill-wishers. Once again, as suggested by your 6th house matters activity that inspires you and takes your mind off your worries will show knock on benefits in every other area of your life. Movement-based meditation such as Yoga or Pilates might be ideal. Quite out of character as it might be for you, but a spontaneous trip or adventure to some place unknown will also do wonders!
Overall theme: The Strength card bears with it the story of Una and the lion where the grace and love exuded by the princess Una lost in the woods won her the loyalty of a fierce lion who was poised to devour her. There is no interpersonal situation so far gone that a kind word or gentle approach cannot improve. This year lessons and experiences in every area of your life might punctuate the need for you to refine your exchanges with people and develop tolerance and love for those who seem a world apart from you. This is also a time to reflect on your own desires and separate the base from the divine for you might find the pursuit of the former type to be fruitless in 2019. A focus on self-improvement, especially with respect to social intelligence, is the route to happiness for you.
Have a happy 2019 and see you next month with the regular monthly tarotscopes! 🙂