The New Year is ready for a roaring start with a partial solar eclipse, the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Scorpio. Between December 31, 2018, and January 1, 2019, the Moon passes through the eighth astrological sign of the zodiac in the constellation Scorpio. On January 2, the Moon will enter Sagittarius – the zodiac of generosity, optimism and openness. Sagittarius is often associated with an increased need for travel and adventure, with people often choosing to perform outdoor activities.
At the same time, until January 20, the transit Sun moves through the tenth star sign of the zodiac in the constellation Capricornus.
Capricorn is believed to symbolise responsibility, discipline, good manners and self-discipline.
The star sign is known for appreciating time spent with family and music but can also suffer from pessimism at times.
However, all of this pales when compared to the upcoming partial eclipse on Saturday, January 5.
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According to astrologer Barbara Goldsmith, of YourAstrologySigns.com, you are bound to feel the eclipse’s energies this week.
The New Year starts with a bang as the eclipses start on January 5
Ms Goldsmith told Express.co.uk: “The New Year starts with a bang as the eclipses start on January 5.
“The first eclipse is in Capricorn which will be sobering and will bring you back to reality.
“Make sure you allow yourself lots of freedom over the holiday period, because soon enough, you’ll be able to establish new routines and get back to your responsibilities once again.”
Another astrological aspect to look out for is the planet Mars in the water sign of Pisces.
Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac and is ruled over by the planet Neptune.
Ms Goldsmith said: “Mars in Pisces encourages you to be compassionate and caring to those around you.
“Try not to judge their behaviour and accept that everyone has a different journey.”
Mars entered Pisces on November 15, 2018, and leaves the sign tonight to enter the sign of Aries by tomorrow.
Aries is the very first sign the zodiac in the elemental house of fire and happens to be ruled over by Mars.
In astrology, Aries is considered a courageous, confident, optimistic and honest sign.
At times, the zodiac may act out in impatience and impulsiveness but the star sign will help with physical challenges and leadership roles.
New Year 2019 horoscope: The New Year starts with a solar eclipse on January 5
And in the run-up to the New Year, you might have felt your feelings manifesting themselves with intensity.
This is the result of the planet Venus passing through the sign of Scorpio.
Ms Goldsmith said: “Venus is in Scorpio bringing out deep emotions and could transform a friendship or a casual relationship into a more intimate one.
“It’s a magnetic force, and you may find yourself irresistibly attracted to someone new.”
New Year 2019 horoscope: The Sun will stay in Capricorn until January 20
Venus will continue to traverse the heavens in Scorpio until next Monday when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Venus will remain in the sign of Sagittarius until February 3, 2019.
Then on January 20, the Sun will enter the sign of Aquarius, followed by a Full Moon lunar eclipse on the morning of January 21.
Read more about the Supermoon eclipse and where it will be visible this month here.