Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 30 December 2018

As Hidden Insights and the world prepares to ring in the New Year, a mellow 30th and 31st of December promise harmony and anticipation. Optimism rules the heavens on Tuesday, 1 January as Mars, Saturn, and Neptune dance beautifully in their ruling signs.

The first astrological event of 2019 occurs on Wednesday, 2 January, when the Sun joins with Saturn in Capricorn. Together they bring discipline and strength to the world. Now more than ever, it seems our world needs focus. In Capricorn, stability rules the day with a promise of new financial beginnings. This is good news for those who are making resolutions that concern their bank accounts and careers.

On Thursday, 4 January, Mercury moves into Capricorn, and this shifts global thought patterns towards more serious activities. A trine from Mercury to Uranus signals a shocking global announcement ahead of a partial solar eclipse on Saturday, 5 January. Prior to the eclipse, the Sun will sextile Neptune, and cloud the judgement of leaders. Eclipse visibility occurs in eastern Asia, and it will be seen in Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, and parts of Russia. The exciting part of this eclipse is that it occurs in exact alignment with the fixed star Vega. Typically, the Sun and Moon on this star indicate financial gain, honour, and successful business. However, an eclipse brings tension and disaster. People in eastern Asia must watch their financial markets at this time, and people around the globe should take precautions with their money and investments over the weekend.

Astro Homework

This week’s homework assignment focuses on the eclipse. While it is only a partial eclipse for most of us, it can still produce wondrous effects — if harnessed correctly. Most the world will be fighting financial strain with this alignment.

However, a brown candle that is lit with intention in the name of Saturn can protect your investments, and even work towards successful financial changes that can last the entire year.

On the day of the eclipse, carve a candle with the symbols of Saturn, Capricorn, the Moon, and the Sun. Meditate on your intention, and allow the candle to burn halfway before blowing it out. Then bury the remains of the candle in the earth.

Aries (21 March — 20 April)

Aries Constellation, image by Freepik

Your career, status, and reputation will have the opportunity to be reevaluated, Aries. Early in the week, a person in a position of authority over you brings exciting news that will change the way you think about the work you do. Over the last several months you have considered a career change, and this week brings the chance to initiate a change in a new direction. On Wednesday, you can expect recognition in the form of an award, bonus, or public congratulations. Friday’s intensity brings talk of travel with a loved one, and many Arieses will plan or make travel reservations. With Uranus and Mercury in play, this will be the best time to snag the best possible deal. Saturday’s eclipse strikes your house of career, which can bring tension with supervisors for the next two weeks. It will be important to be on your best behaviour, and make the best of the positive career aspects set to take place earlier in the week.

Tea of the week: Peppermint

Taurus (21 April — 20 May)

Taurus Constellation, image by Freepik

A spiritual week is head for you, Taurus, as your sector of divinity is activated. On Monday and Tuesday, your dreams are more intuitive, and you may experience intense dreams that are even prophetic. Messages and signs are all around you, and they will help renew your faith regarding questions you’ve had. Midweek, a spiritual leader or friend that overflows with faith will give you advice about a health matter you’ve been struggling with. Life takes a less metaphysical turn on Friday, when you are pulled out of the theoretical mindset and back into the real world. An outing with friends over the weekend has you enjoying good food, good spirits, and side-splitting laughs.

Tea of the week: Apricot

Gemini (21 May — 20 June)

Gemini Constellation, image by Freepik

This week is all about recharging your intimate relationships, Gemini, and solidifying a commitment with another person. As the Sun and Saturn align on Wednesday, you can expect to join financial forces in order to save money. This may come in the form of a joint loan, shared cost, or cooperative savings account. Ignore any doubt or nervous energy you have about the endeavour, as it is due to create a mutually beneficial outcome. Romantic intensity comes to a head on Friday, as shocking revelation about your own feelings become clear. Saturday’s eclipse brings the sexual side of your relationships into focus; however, you will need to address the needs of others as opposed to your own. When it comes to love, expect to give more than you receive.

Tea of the week: Hibiscus

Cancer (21 June — 20 July)

Cancer Constellation, image by Freepik

Disharmony in love comes to your door this week, Cancer, and your close friendships will be on the rocks as well. Wednesday proves to be your most difficult day, and if you’re not careful, an argument with a loved one will have you bouncing along an emotional roller-coaster. This week, more than ever, your patience will be tested, as the Universe asks you to control your emotions. As Friday approaches, a deadline at work or at home makes it difficult for you to fully unwind. Fortunately, you feel more productive than usual. While you may lose sleep this weekend, you will be able to complete everything on your to-do list.

Tea of the week: English Breakfast

Leo (21 July — 20 August)

Leo Constellation, image by Freepik

Your ruling planet, the Sun, joins forces with Saturn this week, Leo. Often, this combination is described as a bucket of water extinguishing a roaring fire. Saturn reminds us that we must learn to exercise restraint, and you will need to do this at work right now. It’s time to let someone else shine, and you must learn to take the back seat. Your physical vitality is also being affected this week, particularly on Thursday. Make certain you get enough rest, and drink plenty of liquids. Those born under the sign of Leo are due to contract colds, or develop a cough or the flu. The weekend’s eclipse strikes your sector of health and well-being. Don’t panic, as this is not a prophecy of doom for your health. However, it is time for you to look at how you’ve been treating your body. Listen to the advice of a friend on Saturday regarding your health, and make the necessary changes.

Tea of the week: Green

Virgo (21 August — 20 September)

Virgo Constellation, image by Freepik

Romantic relationships become serious this week, Virgo, and you begin to understand how much work is involved to keep your relationship healthy. While the spark of passion may have faded, you are moving into a more solid and steady phase. Virgos who are single will take a hobby more seriously, as Wednesday brings a new tool or resources to your table. News about your finances or bank account comes on Thursday, and this information will have you celebrating by Friday. Over the weekend, the urge to take chances or even gamble becomes an itch you feel the need to scratch. However, do your best to avoid any speculative endeavours with your money. This week, you are more inclined to lose than to win.

Tea of the week: Darjeeling

Libra (21 September — 20 October)

Libra Constellation, image by Freepik

Old memories resurface this week, Libra, as feelings of nostalgia pull at your heart strings on Monday and Tuesday. These feelings may inspire you to trace your family history or tree. There are a number of wonderful online resources to assist with this; however, your best resources right now is family. By Friday this week, you will hear a story about your family that both surprises and delights you. Use this as an inspiration to begin your own digging. On Friday, be certain to double-check all sources of water in your home. A leak is evident in the chart right now, which could do damage to your property, and the solar eclipse on Saturday doesn’t do your home any favours either, so be alert to breaks and damages. If you catch them early enough, you’ll be able to save a fortune in repairs.

Tea of the week: Qilan

Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)

Scorpio Constellation, image by Freepik

This week is all about reorganizing your mind, Scorpio, as you begin to find calm after the mental storm over the last few weeks. Though, take care not to obsess over details. Becoming hyper-focused will only prevent you from achieving your larger goals. While you are cleaning out your mind, it might be a good idea to clean out a closet or two as well. It is said that an organized environment promotes an organized brain. In fact, the act of cleaning and condensing will help you regain focus. Midweek brings travel trouble, and you need to make sure your vehicle is in working order to avoid a costly repair or accident. This is a great time to put on new tires, get your oil changed, or have a tune up. Over the weekend feed your mind. You can expect to spend a great deal of time reading, researching, and learning something new.

Tea of the week: Chamomile

Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)

Sagittarius Constellation, image by Freepik

Your wallet feels restricted this week, Sagittarius, as you try to find ways to restructure your finances. The Sun and Saturn make it difficult to pay bills, and you may find yourself asking for extensions or reductions. While initially unpleasant, it is not entirely a curse. You have the opportunity to find creative solutions to your financial problems, and this stress is only due to last for another two weeks. Make a plan on Wednesday with the help of a friend if necessary. This will put you on the track to more financial freedom. The final answer your money concerns comes on Friday, when you get the information you need from a supervisor or government official. Beneficial changes continue over the weekend, as the eclipse strikes your sector of finances. This allows you to transform, change old patterns, and decrease the recent stress that has held you back.

Tea of the week: Earl Grey

Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)

Capricorn Constellation, image by Freepik

It’s a powerful first week of the new year, Capricorn, as the Sun and Saturn join together in your sign paired with the solar eclipse — also in Capricorn. The first half of the week feels as though you are stuck between a rock and hard place. Right now you want to keep moving, but you can’t seem to gain any traction. Saturn is asking you to slow down, and take it easy. Use this time to map out a major life change you have been thinking about over the last two years. You’ve planned to take a leap of faith, and you feel as though the time has come. This can range from purchasing home to retiring from a long and successful career. As the week progresses, Mercury moves into your sign and you will be called upon to make a speech or give advice on Friday. Over the weekend, the eclipse triggers recognition and expansion to your self-esteem. This is when you will be able to solidify personal announcements to friends, family, and coworkers.

Tea of the week: Chai

Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)


Those around you will notice that you seem to be a bit more negative, or even depressed this week, Aquarius. The cold hard truth is that you are, and it’s perfectly acceptable to be grouchy on occasion. Do your best to avoid bringing others down while you swim the dark waters of agitation. Sometimes people just want to be angry, and it’s healthy to honour that emotion. However, the internal tension you feel this week has the potential to cause problems between you and a friend. The most intense day for this is Friday, so you may want to reschedule plans or at least be aware of your mood in order to avoid hurting a friend. These themes continue through the weekend, as the eclipse strikes the same centre as the Sun and Saturn. Let off steam with physical activity, and before the weekend is over, you will be back to your optimistic self.

Tea of the week: Ginger

Pisces (21 February — 20 March)

Pisces Constellation, image by Freepik

A particularly social week has been astrologically planned for you, Pisces. Expect invitations from a number of friends to join them at a party or event. Making solid decisions can be a challenge for you at times, and with so many options, it is harder than usual to choose what you want to do. The Sun and Saturn come in to save the day, and they give you the fortitude and stability to make commanding decisions. This is a great week for you to make final plans or challenging choices you have been putting off. Tuesday brings a surprise gift from a friend that will warm your heart. To avoid feeling guilty, you might want to have an emergency present on hand. Over the weekend, good news at work inspires a celebration. Enjoy being centre of attention, and treat yourself to an indulgent meal.

Tea of the week: Lemongrass