Solar Eclipse 5 January 2019 – Big Business

Solar Eclipse January 2019 AstrologyThe New Moon on Saturday January 5, 2019 at 15° Capricorn is a partial solar eclipse. The Solar Eclipse January 2019 astrology is generally positive thanks to a close alignment with the harmonious fixed star Vega. This massive pale sapphire star in Lyra Constellation, the Harp, has an optimistic, generous, creative and poetic influence.

The January 2019 Solar Eclipse conjunct Saturn gives a serious and conservative influence but a helpful aspect to Neptune lightens the mood. This is an excellent solar eclipse for starting or growing a business. It is ideal for creative, musical and artistic projects and encourages acts of kindness and charity. With integrity and good intentions, it is possible to build your little project into a big business.

Solar Eclipse Meaning

A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. Solar Eclipse January 2019 is a partial solar eclipse so most of the Sun will still be visible. The new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. A new moon influence lasts for four weeks but a solar eclipse lasts about six months.

The strongest and most important aspect in astrology is Sun conjunct Moon. It means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. It is time to question your old habits and behaviors as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start, so write your new goals on paper. The Solar Eclipse January 2019 astrology will compliment themes found in the January 21 Lunar Eclipse. Together, they make up an eclipse phase which lasts until the July 2, 2019 solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Astrology

At 15°25′ Capricorn the solar eclipse on January 5, 2019 lies between Saturn and Pluto. The Saturn-Pluto midpoint at 16°21′ Capricorn gives a very serious, dark feel to the solar eclipse. However, the strongest aspect to the eclipse is a sextile to Neptune which lightens the mood. But the strongest single influence on the solar eclipse comes from a very close alignment to one of the brightest stars in the heavens, the massive fixed star Vega.

Fixed Star Vega

At 15°33′ Capricorn Sign is the fixed star Vega, the brightest star in the Harp, Lyra Constellation, and the brightest fixed star of the northern sky. It is a positive influence and a particularly good omen when conjunct the Sun and above horizon [1] as it is for this eclipse. It gives a poetical and harmonious nature, charity, kindness, ideality, hopefulness and refinement. But Robson [2] says it also makes people grave and sober, causes changeableness and makes people outwardly pretentious and usually lascivious.

Ebertin said “Vega is supposed to give artistic talents, especially for music and acting, but also a liking for good living. With eccentric artists, this may lead to a debauched life”. [3] Vega rules the back of the right knee in the human body. It is associated with the ego. It creates fulfillment through the ego and can be considered as masculine pride brought forward from a former life into this incarnation. [4]

So Vega is a positive star but it also has some harmful effects. According to Robson, when the Sun and Moon join Vega it can make people critical, abrupt, reserved and unpopular. It gives fleeting honors, insincere friends, public disgrace, probably through forgery, loss through writings, some ill-health, but also success in business, an influential position and gain through an annuity or pension. [2]

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Astrology

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Astrology

Solar Eclipse Aspects

Solar eclipse conjunct Saturn does give this eclipse more serious overtones. It reinforces the grave and sober influence of Vega in general, and the critical, abrupt, reserved and unpopular influence from Vega. However, Neptune eases the cold and restrictive nature of Saturn. Saturn gives the discipline and patience to fulfill your duties and obligations. You may have to take on extra responsibility or act as a mentor or guide.

This can be a time of great satisfaction, with achievements, recognition and promotion. You could act as a rock for someone, or be looked up to because of your stability and wisdom. Structures in your life may need attending to. This can range from your physical home to how you organize your daily routine. This is a good solar eclipse to simplify and bring efficiency to your life. clutter your life and remove the dead wood to make your goals less complicated and easier to achieve.

Solar eclipse sextile Neptune amplifies the harmonious and poetical influence of Vega. It makes this an excellent eclipse for musicians, artists and actors. Neptune will also heighten your sensitivity and ability to read people and situations. It brings vivid dreams and enhances your intuitive and psychic abilities.

Greater empathy and receptivity in your relationships will bring shared non-verbal understanding. This is a good eclipse to express your more caring and sensitive side by serving others. Doing so will boost your self-esteem and personal satisfaction. Group activities and spiritual work like meditation will bring inspiring insights, greater self understanding and contentment.

Saturn sextile Neptune brings material gain from spiritual pursuits. With hard work and a sensible, realistic approach, your dream can come true. You will understand your own limitations but will be optimistic at the same time. This is a solar eclipse to gain a deeper understanding of your spiritual goals and how they fit into the bigger picture.

You will show patience and self discipline without denying yourself or making sacrifices. You can also help make other people’s dream come true now through practical help and through spiritual support and encouragement. Devotion and service to others will increase your spiritual awareness and understanding. This aspect is also associated with finding or building your dream home.


The January 5 solar eclipse has a generally positive influence because of a close alignment with the bright star Vega. A positive aspect to Neptune enhances the harmonious and optimistic influence of this star. So solar eclipse January 2018 is ideal for starting creative, artistic and musical projects.

The solar eclipse conjunct fixed star Vega is also a good omen for starting or expanding a business. Most new business ventures fail within the first year but Saturn conjunct the solar eclipse with Vega improves your chances of long-term success. Great satisfaction and fulfillment, as well as financial independence are the likely results if you take a serious, ethical and moral approach to any new venture.

The solar eclipse sitting between Saturn and Pluto means serious business but also big business. Saturn sextile Neptune encourages this idealistic approach and makes it easier to turn your dreams into reality.If the Solar Eclipse January 2019 astrology chart directly affects your Sign you can read about it in your free Weekly Horoscope and Monthly Horoscope. For more details about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon 22 December 2018
Next Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse 21 January 2019

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Map

The Partial Solar Eclipse on January 5, 2019 will be visible over northern Asia.

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Map

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Map

Solar Eclipse January 2019 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles, January 5 at 5:28 pm
  • New York, January 5 at 8:28 pm
  • London, January 6 at 1:28 am
  • Delhi, January 6 at 6:58 am
  • Sydney, January 6 at 12:28 pm
  1. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.17.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.217.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.72.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.127.

42 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse 5 January 2019 – Big Business

  1. Hello Jamie.My natal venus is in Capricorn 15th degree and Sun on 18th degree.I also have mercury and neptune on 3rd degree Capricorn.My moon and Uranus falls on 19th degree Saggitarius and my mars is on15th degree Scorpio.Any idea what this eclipse could bring? I would wish a love relatioship but satturn is holding me back…Thanks for preparing us ..and posting sooner articles for the eclipses.

  2. Hmm…not sure what to make of this. This would make a square to my natal Saturn in 12th, but be trine natal Uranus and Pluto in my 5th. Wouldn’t this also impact my natal Mars at 21 in my 6th? #trepidation

  3. This eclipce falls in my 6 house trine natal venus in taurus in 10 house.
    What can it brings Jamie?

    • 8 years ago, there was a similar eclipce and i start a job. A job i adore and work till now with much love.
      So now i wonder wjat can it brings to me?

  4. Yes, but this eclipses is on the south node/dragons tail, so normally, wheather it’s something good or bad, south node eclipses will be more about moving away from something, endings.

    It’s the north node eclipses that are about getting something, moving towards something. Albeit, moving away from something can pair with moving toward something consequently, this south node eclipse will highligjt more or less, south node/dragon tail things.

  5. Hi Jamie,

    Probably you’ll not give an answer, but anyways I wanted to write first time in my life to a site as a comment. (Seriously)
    My natal sun is on 16th degree of Capricorn, natal Saturn 16.50th degree, my neptune 11th, mercury 19th degree, uranus on 9th degree, my mc is also 9th degree, all in capricorn, all in my tenth house. So basically coming eclipse conjuncting all mentioned planets. My jupiter is on 5th degree of cancer.

    There was tremendous pressure for me all year in the work, practically I did my best and the result is good, but I can’t having the prize and prestige that I deserved. I just blindly gave my all efforts to the project by believing that I’ll have at least personal benefit from it. There is no more effort to give to this project from my side.

    What to expect, this builded up hopelessness – pressures will pass to the next level with this eclipse or better to leave everything and move on in an another place?

    • Great to hear from you Sete. This is a serious time of life already because of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. The January 2019 solar eclipse will mark the beginning of the culmination of years of hard work for you. The hardest work is behind you which would have been Pluto conjunct Sun transit in 2016-2017. Saturn conjunct Sun transit for most of 2019 means you will still have to work hard but it should also bering the achievement and recognition you have been waiting for so patiently. Sun and Saturn conjunct fixed star Vega suggests your life gets better after your Saturn return.

  6. Hi Jamie, a goodly portion of the Capricorn stellium is trine my Ascendant at 16 Taurus 49, most of which happens in my 9th house. I also notice that Mercury at 1 Cap is forming a lovely square with both my Cancer sun and Aries moon. What does that portend for me? Might I add that the past 6 years have been incredibly challenging and I’m currently fighting to keep my livelihood, when I’d much rather focus on creative projects?

  7. January 5 to July 2 – The Solar Eclipse on January 5 has a serious and conservative influence but it also makes it easier to turn your dreams into reality. It is ideal for starting creative, artistic and musical projects, as well as starting or expanding a business. Great satisfaction and fulfillment, as well as financial independence are the likely results if you take a serious, ethical and moral approach to any new venture

    Hi Jaime- I Pisces Decan 2. My birth date is March 2, 66. On January 5th I have an AGM . I am hoping to run again as Chairman . Do you see me coming out being successful?

  8. Hi Jamie, excellent post with plenty food for thought. My natal Venus is at 19.12 in Cancer (opposition), my natal Jupiter is at 17.20 in Virgo (trine), natal Juno at 16 (trine), natal Neptune at 19. in Sagittarius (sextile), Vertex in Saggitarius at 21 Uranus at 21 in Scorpio and Midheaven at 22.12 (are 6 and 7 degrees too wide orbs to be taken into account?)…my first thought is that this eclipse will somehow shake my chart. My second thought is whether I will feel more the trines of natal Jupiter and Juno or the opposition to natal Venus (Venus rules my IC). My third thought is whether I will feel more the square of transiting Pluto to midheaven or Saturn getting close to an opposition to natal Venus and of course how the midpoint of these two that you mention on the post will play….would this dark and cold energy overpower the good energy of fixed star Vega? Could this hotspot be reactivated by a trine from natal Mars when it reaches Taurus? Or could this be reactivated or the preliminary signs of the Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter conjunction in 2020?

    Would really love to hear your thoughts on this! So far the Pluto opposition natal Venus has been hitting hard so I am bracing myself for the Pluto square midheaven and Saturn opposition natal Venus and I suspect this eclipse will be important for me. Am I wrong?


  9. Hi Jamie, thank you for your nice posts. I have mars at 14 aries, jupiter 18 aries and Saturn 18 cancer…I am pisces asc. Could this eclipse be still positive? Exhausted.

  10. i’m seeing several overlaid Grand Trines at this Eclipse New Moon.
    Activate Nodes, Chiron, Ceres and Angles.
    “natural grace, support, and things falling into place”

    but, i don’t like that Mars square Mercury “rushed decision-making”

  11. Hi Jamie, This eclipse falls in my 8th house and squares my natal moon in my 11th house. Should I be scared?


    • Hi Nikki. Please never feel scared because of astrology, especially because of a particular House. I never use Houses because they are purely symbolic. They are not real like planets are real. A solar eclipse square natal Moon will probably cause some relationship tension but the positive link to Neptune will also be increasing empathy and understanding.

  12. This eclipse is square to the 2014 eclipse …I started a relationship under that which activated my Natal Pluto Square Natal venus …could that bring a culmination to it or is it unrelated?

    • That’s a good question Eli. They may well be related but the eclipse was just one factor of many if you look at a chart for the beginning of the relationship. You would also need to consider other transits to a relationship chart, especially the outer planets. Relationship astrology is so complicated, just like relationships 🙂

      • Yes definitely agree. It’s just interesting bc the north node will be in exactly 90 degree position as when the relationship started (well, that’s bc of the eclipse duh!) but yes the outer planets give it a flavor of how the relationship is unfolding..
        Do you think planets in the Natal and their aspects are actual people in our lives. It seems that when meeting past relationships, a planet is triggered (and very much describes them) and the transits and eclipses to that very planet show the unfolding of that relationship

  13. Newly discovered KBO Ultima Thule 486958, 2014 MU69, Jamie. Nasa New Horizon flyby to occur January 1st, Mars ingress Aries.

    Ultima is 16°Cap25′ at Jan5 Solar Eclipse. On my birthday it was 7°Sco04′. Natal progression show it in a Square to Prog. Saturn, 7°Aqu, and opposition to Prog. Moon 7°Tau. Natal transit show it in a t-square with Asc 8°Leo and Mercury 7°Aqu.

      • From my study of Sedna, Jamie, was that it was so named because of its position at 0°Aries when Russia and USA agreed to Alaska. 1867 was also the year of Canada’s confederation. Also of note, 100 years later, it was at 0°Taurus. 1967 was special as you can well imagine. Right now Sedna and Algol are conjunct, so perhaps the Inuit Arctic, which these three countries share, is in an Algol condition.

  14. How would I decipher this.. This Solar Eclipse is exactly squaring natal Pluto (15 degree). Also the S.E. is conjunct Saturn at 11 degrees which is exactly squaring natal Mercury. The natal Mercury is opposed natal Pluto & natal Mercury (11 degree) is conjunct natal Venus (9 degree). Is this a love eclipse,or work/study exam eclipse?? It’s a good Eclipse, but is it good for the chart? Thanks!

  15. for 2/16/79 this is on my venus exactly!! and my venus is trine my saturn in my chart… is this a finding love eclipse or solidifying a relationship or …….????

  16. Thank you Jamie for your insights and incomparable readings! This solar eclipse is on the 4th house cusp, trining Moon/Pluto conj in house 12 and opp to MC/Venus conj H10. Having recently entered another round of therapy to try and resolve some outgrown habits and damaging patters constructed from early childhood delusions and parental structures. I am hoping this phase allows for 6 months of understanding the past and developing new structures to allow for healing and growth. Im assuming that Neptune sextile to the eclipse point and also opp to the 12th house Moon/Pluto while trining MC/Venus in natal 10th will provide some faith in the mental health process?

  17. Jamie, the 5/6 January 2019 Solar Eclipse occurs at Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. In Christian chronicles, this marks the time when the Three Astrologer kings present the Christ child to the public for the first time. What to expect? It’s a bit of a mystery, to say the least, who are the other two Astrologer Kings?

  18. My Midheaven is 15 ’32 degrees Capricorn & Vega is 15’33 degrees Capricorn. I am currently retired—-so what would this eclipse mean for me? I just went through a smooth Saturn Return and this weekend Saturn will be sitting at 11 degrees Capricorn. Curious to know what to expect.

  19. From a ‘Mansions of the Moon’ website.
    “The Moon in the 23rd mansion – it is for divorce, liberty of captives and the health of the sick; (12 Capricorn 51 to 25 Capricorn 42)”

    • Thank you for this info, Gerald. 🙂 “the health of the sick” sounds like it might be more about my back finally healing instead of second surgery that I am scared of. And some liberty is always nice, have felt like a captive lately with limited ability to move. 😉

      • Internet forums are a godsend for the physically challenged but mentally full of vigor. I had a bout with sickness during this eclipse. My body went into hypothermia, so in order to get the heat up i went into a fever, and as you know the energy had to come from somewhere. My muscles ache, but the temperature is back.

  20. The Solar Eclipse degree falls into my natal 5th H and = my natal Ven/Mar midpoint. I’m in performing arts and launching my very first website after many years of working in the business. Curious to know if I should launch the website within the first 2 weeks following the Solar Eclipse in order to maximize the effects of Vega etc… or if it’s OK to wait a month and launch in early Feb instead (when aspects are more harmonious to each other & to my natal chart)?

    • ok, the question is for Jamie, but as the effects of Solar Eclipse will last more or less until the next SE, I´d say that early February will be totally fine too, if it feels better for you. With all that Saturn influence it´s more about slow, steady, permanent results anyway, not so much of one great performance, which I would place more to the influence of Jupiter. ( f.e. when I had my last exhibiton, Jupiter was on my Leo-MC ) So, steady and sure, wish you all the luck with your business! 🙂

  21. at the solar eclipse Ultima Thule sits at 16°Cap25′, just 0.04′ from the Pluto-Saturn midpoint, 16°Cap21′


    Pluto and Ultima Thule were moving into conjunction 8°Cap, during the leadup to 2012, and the Mayan calendar hysteria.

  22. Hi Jamie,

    I have been thinking about the eclipse and I noticed that on these dates there were eclipses making an aspect with my natal Jupiter and Juno, so I tried to recall what happened on those dates:

    Lunar Eclipse July 5 2001 14° Capricorn
    – A breakthrough moment (career) related to a foreign company based in another country.
    Lunar Eclipse Sep 7 2006 15° Pisces 01′
    – A breakthrough moment (career) related an international organisation based in another country.
    Solar Eclipse Sept 11 2007 18° Virgo 24
    – A heartbreaking moment (emotionally).
    Lunar Eclipse Mar 3 2007 13° Virgo 00′
    -I cannot recall anything. Awful time emotionally.
    Lunar Eclipse Jul 7 2009 15° Capricorn 25
    – Surprising call related to an important job opportunity with a big international company based in another country. However I had to wait 3 months before getting some positive follow up.
    – I also launched with other people a business one month later.
    Solar Eclipse Jan 4 2011 13° Capricorn 38′
    – I cannot recall anything.
    Solar Eclipse Sept 12 2015 20° Virgo 17′
    – Related to personal relationship. Commitment issues involved.
    Solar Eclipse Mar 8 2016 18° Pisces 57′
    – Related to personal relationship. Second part of previous eclipse.

    So my first thought is that it can bring some kind of breakthrough on the career side but could it also bring something positive on the emotional side due to the trine?

    Could this eclipse reactivate the lunar eclipse of 7 Jul 2009 at 15°25 in Capricorn? And Saturn and Pluto bring a serious and good career opportunity as well as a positive and expanding emotional situation?

    Very intrigued by this eclipse! Thanks

  23. Hi, Jamie!

    Really love your site, especially concerning so much of good info on fixed stars! 🙂

    Just registered after having being ( mostly ) a passive reader and have some questions about the eclipse and your site too.

    First :
    I am curious as to what expect from this one. July Eclipse will be even more spot on ( for the following constellation ), but here, too, the eclipse creates a golden trine to my natal chart – with eclipse planets trining my Venus in Virgo ( 11th H ), and Saturn in Taurus ( 8th H ), which seems very good and stabilizing – and would much appreciate it ! – and being an artist anything nice to my Venus is always interesting.
    Yet Uranus is on my Desc opp Jupiter – not much stabilty there – , and Saturn is square to my ( 6th H ) Khiron.
    Fittingly – for the challenging Saturn aspects, which began 2 years ago with square to Pluto when I also had surgery then – I have lot of back problems and unable to do my art work atm. Fearing that I will need another surgery this year, I´d much appreciate, if the SE shows rather healing in your opinion, or are the positive aspects mainly about good friendships with this constellation ? I am hoping that Pluto trine my Saturn will “renew” back so that I can sit and walk again normally, but Saturn square Khiron squares me – will I need a second surgery before such positive healing from Pluto could take place ?

    Secondly –
    I would like to ask, if you use arabic points or asteroids in your horoscopes – I have asteroid Foruna and some beneficial arabic point on 15 degrees Capricorn, will they be enough counter-fource to possible “ill-health” from Vega ?
    Yes, I am an artist, but I think I will not go into debauchary with this star, guess my Venus trine Saturn in my natal chart makes me more modest than my other aspects in my birth-chart might indicate. 😉
    ( f.e. Jupiter on Libra-asc. might and does go overboard at times, but in my case mainly then with overspending for presents to significant other, and at times for other Venusian things )

    And yet a third question – is it not possible to comment here unless registered ? I have written two comments on your site before, and have not seen them published, although there was no rude nor private info as to why they should be removed/blocked in the first instance. Is there maybe a problem with the site, so that sometimes messages simply do not come through ?

    Oh, and happy New Year – I feel that it has begun firstly today with this New Moon, plus Uranus will turn direct in about an hour in my time-zone, at 9:21 pm or 10:21pm, don´t remember exactly, but feeling kinda excitement in the air which is refreshing! 🙂

  24. When will this eclipse “hit”??? Has anyone felt it. I know I haven’t. It’s on my venus 2/16/79 7:55pm.

  25. This is so interesting! I always felt, that the starts have a deep impact on me and often read my horoscope on But I never paid attention to single events like a solar eclipse. But when I think about it, it definitely is true, that I was extreme emotional in the last two weeks and didn´t really know whats “wrong” with me. Now I know. Thanks! 🙂

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