The Journal’s January 2019 horoscopes

Take a look at the start of your new year

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Welcome to 2019 and the new semester—your resolutions are important to keep in mind during Capricorn season, since the sign is often plagued with self-doubt and hesitation. Maintaining good judgment in decision-making will serve you well in moving past the mistakes you made in 2018.

The new year is also an opportunity to start exploring your emotions on a more intellectual level. A better understanding of ourselves, especially our fears and motivations, is the inner cleanse we all need for a new beginning. 

To help with this fresh start, here are this month’s horoscopes based on the sun placement relative to Kingston and your birthdate.

ARIES (Mar. 21—Apr. 19)

The new year is the end of a rocky cycle for you, which is all the more reason to seize the day and start on those resolutions. You have the energy and ambition to achieve everything you desire, but be realistic with yourself.

TAURUS (Apr. 20—May 20)

A fresh start is particularly difficult for you as a person stuck in their ways, but you know what your failures in 2018 were. You have to purify your life by throwing all your unnecessary burdens into a fire. Spend wisely on weekends. 

GEMINI (May 21—Jun. 21)

The reason for the restlessness in your past is due to an inability to find the motivation to start. The solution is to hit the books right away and unlock your mental potential. You’ll find your anxieties ease after a good study session.

CANCER (Jun. 22—Jul. 22)

You find yourself reaching for a romantic partner whenever things in other spheres of your life go awry, and your sensitive nature doesn’t cope well with distance. But you must learn to find your own strength this year, physically and emotionally. Self-care is a lifelong pursuit.

LEO (Jul. 23—Aug. 22)

Start this new chapter by developing healthy habits and routines. You have particular vulnerabilities that are challenging to overcome. The way to actively combat them is by improving your diet and work schedule, and allowing third parties to intervene and help you regain your strength.

VIRGO (Aug. 23—Sept. 22)

A sure way to get you fired up is to argue against what you deem logical. Take the lead in your relationships but try to be more compromising in one-on-one conversations. That feeling of security will only grow stronger.

LIBRA (Sept. 23—Oct. 23)

It’s likely you’ll be less passive than you’ve been in previous years, and taking a leadership position both socially and professionally is starting to look appealing. There’s no point in denying your business savvy anymore. It’s time to follow the advice you give everyone else.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24—Nov. 22)

Venus’ passage into Sagittarius indicates it’ll be a memorable year for you, full of adventure and great stories to tell. But to start a journey you need to know where to go, and, clichéd as it is, discovering yourself should take top priority.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23—Dec. 20)

This month may seem like bad news at first, but many of your problems are self-inflicted. Your tendency to take on too many responsibilities and your hesitation to rely on loved ones are clashing with particular ferocity. Trust other people to meet you halfway.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21—Jan. 19)

Every misunderstanding that haunted you last year will probably be resolved in this one, but relinquishing your need to be liked is important too. Sometimes people just don’t connect, and that’s okay—there are plenty more that will catch your eye and bring out the best in you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20—Feb. 19)

It’s vital for your happiness that you trust your intuition and make your own path this year. Everything around you is changing, but part of you is still rooted in your past. Sometimes holding onto the past can be beneficial for discovering your inner truth.

PISCES (Feb. 20—Mar. 20)

This is going to be the year where romance takes precedence, but sitting around dreaming of someone sweeping you off your feet isn’t helping. Be proactive—go out, flirt, and enchant with your sweetness and charm. Forget about your worries for a while and have fun.

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