It’s official, 2019 is here, and we’ve got an exciting year ahead of us, full of both incredible highs and terrible lows. Prepare yourself for the most challenging times by getting out ahead of them with a little help from the zodiac.

I’d love to announce that this is going to be a year of accomplishments, success and good times. Unfortunately, that’s just not realistic. In fact, as much as you may love it in the beginning, we need the harder times, the challenges and the little ‘ruts’ in order to truly appreciate when things are going well. These are the times where we find out what we’re made of, discover our strengths and ‘toughen up’, making us more resilient and capable of handling whatever life may throw our way.

The good news is that you don’t have to go into this year flying blind. While I can’t predict the exact events that you are going to face, a thorough understanding of astrology and the zodiac can help us to predict which months the planets are going to propel us to great highs, and which are going to leave us in a dark hole, struggling to keep our eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel.

Which month is going to be the most challenging for you in 2019? Read on to discover:

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19): July

You’re well known for having a bit of a temper (okay, a big temper), and that’s really going to come back to bite you in July. Faced with Mercury Retrograde, you’re going to find yourself in a situation where that temper gets the best of you leading you to say something you’ll regret. This will drive a wedge in your relationships, but it doesn’t have to spell the end. Prepare yourself for a hard month but remember – it will eventually come to an end.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20): November

A solid and stable individual, you’re capable of handling whatever life throws your way. In fact, there is very little that the planets can throw your way that will shake you or rattle your cage. Unfortunately, the energy shift in November is just enough to push your buttons and send you flying over the edge. Why? It’s the full moon in Taurus toying with your emotions. Try not to let it get the best of you.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20): February

Often seen as flighty and uncommitted, the truth is simply that you struggle to make decisions and you’re easily distracted. As February kicks off you will find yourself overwhelmed by the fact that several planets are currently working their way through Pisces. This is going to be the cause of some serious anxiety – So, take a step back, take a deep breath and trust in yourself. You’re capable of working through this.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22): March

You live your life led by your heart, with your emotions leading the charge. While this can bring you incredible relationships and meaningful connections, it also leads you into trouble. You’re no stranger to heartbreak, which is usually in the back of your mind. Mercury Retrograde in Pisces during the month of March is going to trigger more emotions and anxiety than you are prepared to handle at this time, but don’t go running to hide in your shell. While your relationships may seem a little rocky, at least wait to see what happens on the other side of this dark time.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22): July

Proud and bold, you know what you want in this life and you refuse to settle for anything less than the best. Why? You deserve it, of course! During the month of July, Mercury Retrograde is going to cause some serious communication struggles, which going to cause you some serious stress. You’re not one to back down from a challenge, so you will make it through this time, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22): March

The chaos and confusion of Mercury Retrograde in Pisces is enough to annoy every sign in the zodiac, but as a perfectionist, it’s going to hit you FAR harder. You’re going to face your worst nightmare, a complete lack of control over what’s happening in life. This is going to test your patience and self-control in ways that will seem impossible. Try to engage in self-care and take some time to yourself, you’re going to need it.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22): February

You need balance in your life in order to feel safe and secure, and February is going to throw that all out the window in one foul swoop. Both Uranus and Pluto are going to flip your life on its head during this time, so you need to prepare yourself for the uncertainty. The good news is that February is a short month, and relief is waiting for you on the other side of this dark tunnel. You just need to stick it out.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21): July

The Mercury Retrograde in July is going to push your buttons, drawing on your incredible and overwhelming passion for life. You’re a hot-headed person, a little hard to handle if you were to ask most people – and this month is going to throw everything completely over the edge. As a result, your relationships will be tested, but rest assured, those who are meant to be in your life will remain by your side.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21): April

Your ruling planet Jupiter is going to shift into retrograde which will turn your life completely upside down. This is going to leave you feeling trapped and confined within your life. Your first instinct is to go running for the hills, by try not to act irrationally. The tension and stress you are feeling are temporary, you don’t want to give up a great life over one hard moment.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19): March

As someone who lives your life focused on moving forward and accomplishing your goals and dreams, the prospect of communication struggles and the failure of your trusty electronics will spell doom in your eyes. Take a deep breath. While it’s going to take a little extra patience to get through this time, you are fully capable of overcoming these challenges.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18): July

While you are usually not one to allow relationship issues to get you down, your connection with those that you love will be tested so much in July that you’re going to feel completely overwhelmed. Problems from the past are going to creep up and take center stage, leaving you feeling blindsided. The best way to work through this and maintain your relationships will be to be honest and open about your struggles and your feelings throughout this whole ordeal.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20): March

Living with your head in the clouds may help you to maintain your hope and optimism in the world, but there are times that demand you come down to Earth and focus on reality. During the month of March, you are going to be faced with some significant financial struggles. Your natural reaction will be to ignore these problems while hoping that they magically ‘go away’ but it’s not going to work that way. You need to focus on your responsibilities.

 

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