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BRUHstrology is where the astral plane and corner store meet. With the expert help of astrologer Janelle Belgrave (and our resident BRUHstrologer, Bruce Goodwin II), CASSIUS decodes your horoscope so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s on deck for the month of January 2019. Yup—we’re monthly now!

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Aries

The Astrologer Says:

It’s the start of a new year, and 2019 already has you off to the races, Aries. Mars, your planetary ruler entered your sign just a few hours before midnight on the last day of 2018, heralding a brand new two-year cycle. It also started bringing attention to how you assert yourself, take action and get things done regarding your favorite person…YOU. This is perfect timing, because the month of January will be making demands particularly in your career sector with a powerful New Moon eclipse kicking off on the 5th. This New Moon is asking you to make some room in your life for new goals and ambitions, while also letting go of some of the dustier ideas you have around your reputation.

Perhaps you’ve been too cutthroat in the past, or too unfeeling as you climb the ladder of success. Maybe fear has left you paralyzed as opposed to just cautious. Whatever the issue has been, know that the next 18 months will be dedicated to you getting a handle of you, your relationships, your home life, your career and how you balance them all.

Earth energy like Capricorn loves practicality, Aries, so consider making to-do lists and step-by-step actions you can take everyday that helps you stay focused. Mercury and Mars will be meeting up during the first week of the month, keeping your mind and mouth busy and reactive—so try not to curse anyone out if they happen to get in your way. Taking ten seconds to think out what you want to say will be a blessing in disguise for you. And definitely, do not write a check your ass can’t cash.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

In the words of the great Pio: “New day. New money. New everything.” You’ve been on the up-and-up for awhile now, and being that it’s finally 2019, you’re going to level up even more. Scared money don’t make no money, so don’t let your fears stop you from doing something you know would benefit you in the run. Get to it. Oh, and make sure you look good on your first day back in the office after your break. Get that new 2019 haircut and splurge for the facial.

Leo

The Astrologer Says:

Hey, Leo—remind yourself that you’re not that only person in the room with ideas about how the world works. 2019 opens up with Mars kicking up a fuss in your House of Higher Learning & Philosophy, meaning you may be feeling particularly fired up about your belief systems in a way that could come across as overzealous if you’re not careful. Keep in mind that philosophies and beliefs are meant to be gentle guidelines for living rather than rigid systems that keep you closed off from the rest of the world. You’re going to be challenged this month to see whether or not your beliefs line up with your actual actions on a day-to-day basis when the Solar Eclipse on the 5th helps you clean out your House of Health & Daily Routines. What good is a belief in a healthy mind, body and spirit if you do nothing to maintain them in real life? Pay attention to any health issues that flare up around this time as the heavens toss out old aches, pains and daily interactions that drain you of your energy. This way you can deal with them once and for all.

The later half of this month feels lighter and brighter with Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius seeking pleasure and good time in your House of Romance & Creativity. The Sun and Mercury in Aquarius will also get comfortable in your House of Partnerships. Who knows, Leo? Maybe you’ll get to regale a potential or current boo on how you finally got your act together and started to walk your talk and now you know the secrets to mastering the Universe and all that jazz. It could happen, right?

The BRUHstrologer Says:

Woah. You might just have too much dip on your chip. There’s nothing wrong with confidence, but remember that you aren’t the only one with fire ideas. Health is important AF rn, so stop playing 2-on-2s at the park so often. We know your knees aren’t what they used to be, and your health insurance isn’t alladat. Maybe you should pick up a new hobby, like video games or something.

Sagittarius

The Astrologer Says:

All the world’s a stage, Centaur, and the beginning of 2019 has you feeling like you’re ready to step into the spotlight to perform! With Mars in your House of Romance & Creativity, the question is what do you love and how do you want to manifest it in your life? Take advantage of the fiery energy you feel and paint the town red. Go out, flirt, but also pour your energy into those creative projects that you’ve been thinking about and have yet to dive into. That blog isn’t going to write itself, nor is that business plan going to implement itself, so strike while your iron is hot. The trick with this energy is making sure your funds can keep up with your grand ideas. The Solar Eclipse on the 5th will draw your attention to your finances and how well you’ll have to manage them this year. That means actually check them, Sadge. This isn’t the time to lean on the tried and true hope and a prayer when swiping your debit card at the supermarket as it may not work out so well.

The energy to earn money for yourself may be a little lower than usual this year, but notice how the heavens seem to bless you with funds via other people offering you financial assistance. Who knows? Perhaps you made a positive impression on that long lost Uncle you met that one time and he just happened to write you into his will. With Venus joining your ruling planet Jupiter in Sagittarius on the 22nd, expect Lady Luck to be on your side. Ask yourself what you want to draw into your life, as these two planets are interested in giving you what you want and making you look good while it flows your way. Just be careful—there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, even for you. Excess eating, drinking, spending and pleasure-seeking can lead to jeans that no longer fit, a ruined budget, and drama that you didn’t sign up for.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

Hey, Sadge: this year you’re going to learn how to be financially literate and actually start to save some money. We know, the OVO sweatsuits were a must to stay cozy this winter and all the Jordans that release around the holidays were a must-cop, too. But now is the time to grow up and watch your savings account do the same. Start with some light budgeting instead of quitting your spending habit cold turkey. Don’t go from partying every weekend to simply spending your nights Netflixing. Just don’t go out as often or learn that getting completely sh*tfaced is no longer the wave. Have a few drinks and enjoy your buzz like the semi-responsible adult you are.

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Taurus

The Astrologer Says:

2019 begins a little on the slow side for you, Taurus, not that that’s a bad thing by any means. Where 2018 put you through your paces and challenged you to grow despite not really wanting to, 2019 will be asking you to change your mind about a few things. But first, practice patience as Mars in Aries travels through your House of Dreams & the Unconscious. Keep a dream journal by your side, as dream time can be active—and even violent—during this transit. Take this as an opportunity to get in touch with what’s nagging at the back of your mind but you haven’t quite figured out yet. This isn’t so much about taking action as much as it is about taking stock of how you’ve behaved over the last few months.

You’ve done a lot, so try to honor your success and failures as lessons learned and wisdom gained. Your House of Higher Learning is jam-packed during the first half of the month with a Solar Eclipse on the 5th. This Solar Eclipse is asking you to toss out a few philosophies and spiritual beliefs that have kept you from expanding your horizons and venturing into new unknown territories. The sense of vague dissatisfaction can be of use to your benefit if you allow yourself to not only dream a little bit bigger, but commit to seeing those dreams come to fruition here on Earth. Once the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius enter your House of Career & Reputation on the 20th and 24th respectively, you’ll find your focus shifting to getting your ambitions to sync up with your burgeoning philosophies in a way that makes sense and feels authentic to you and your passions.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

2018 was crazy for you in both good and bad ways, and it definitely kept you on your toes. Thankfully, 2019 is starting off slow, so it’s all good if that New Year’s Eve hangover takes some time to shake. But don’t let people’s hyped up Instagram stories make you think your 2018 wasn’t poppin’ or that you need to go super hard in the first quarter of 2019. Since you’ve already mastered a sh*t ton of your favorite things, go try something new. Start that podcast about Olympic curling you’ve been dreaming about, King.

Capricorn

The Astrologer Says:

Happy Solar Return, Capricorn! There’s so much pressure on you to start the new year off right when your birthday is involved. This year is no different, as you have a lot to consider about yourself and where you’re heading in life. You kick off the year with Mars, the planet of aggression, making himself cozy and comfortable in your House of Home & Family. Mars can manifest in a few ways here, so definitely be on the lookout for disputes and arguments at home as he tends to rile up anger when you least expect it. On another level, Mars can get you to dig around in the psyche of your mind to figure out what’s driving you. Home & Family is where we get our first lessons about who we are, where we come from, and what we want to put out into the world, so let Mars poke at your subconscious to get the fire going if you’ve been feeling a little low on energy lately.

The Solar Eclipse on the 5th in your House of Self will be hitting you most directly as the celestial tides is going out for you, Capricorn. Meaning you get to thoroughly clean house on your personality, how you come across, and your whole perspective. If it’s old, outdated, constrictive, and leaves you feeling cold and alone on top of your mountain, consider leaving it in the past. New and exciting energy is waiting for you, Cap, and all you have to do is say yes.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

It’s your birthday season, and as if people giving you one gift between your birthday and Christmas wasn’t bad enough, the pressure has been on. This is a big year for you with plenty of changes occurring whether you want them to or not. It’s also time for you to step up and see what’s really good. I have no idea what House of Self is, but it probably has something to do with you taking care of yourself in the coming months. Learn to balance work and home life and try not to stress yourself out. Oh, and if you’re looking to chill out and watch some Netflix, don’t watch Bandersnatch—you’ll just stress yourself out more.

Virgo

The Astrologer Says:

Where 2018 was all about owning your talents, 2019 is all about knowing that you’re talented and figuring out where those talents would be best used for the benefit of the collective, Virgo. January opens up with your House of Creativity packed with planets and also on the receiving end of a Solar Eclipse on the 5th. Consider letting go of creative projects that have come to their natural end or no longer thrill you the way that they used to. Mars is demanding that you stick to what you find to be sexy and enticing, so don’t play it safe. Instead, step out and show the world that you have something of value that’s worth sharing. During the first weeks of the month, get a handle on how you communicate your ideas. Mercury and Mars squaring up to fight can mean that you come across a little more harsh when talking about your art. We get it, Virgo—you’re an artist and you’re sensitive about your sh*t; just try not to push willing collaborators away by being defensive or unusually aggressive.

The second half of the month finds you organizing and streamlining your life with the Sun & Mercury in Aquarius moving into your House of Health & Daily Routines. A Lunar Eclipse follows on the 21st, pointing out what needs to be balanced between your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Make an effort to get rid of physical clutter—e.g. the clothes you no longer wear, the books collecting dust, and the mess that’s accumulated on your desk—so that your mind reflects back a clear space that’s ready to work in the new year.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

What good is the talent if you aren’t going to put it to use? We get it. You’re nervous about what could happen if you suddenly make a major change, but face it—the sh*t you’ve been dealing with for a while isn’t how you wanna live your life. In the words of the great Shawn Carter, “Nine-to-five is how to survive, I ain’t trying to survive

I’m trying to live it to the limit and love it a lot.” Life is all about knowing when to take chances and when to hold ’em.

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Gemini

The Astrologer Says:

2019 starts with a bang for you, Gemini. This month is all about getting involved and taking action on your hopes, dreams, and wishes. Mars, the planet of action, is spending some time in your House of Friendship & Organizations, asking you take the lead and rally people to the causes that you’re really passionate about. The Solar Eclipse on the 5th will be supporting you in clearing out the baggage you may have around debts, sexual hang ups, transformative healing work, and the ways that you struggle to commit to what you take seriously. Make some space, because the work you do around this now will make it easier for you to work with others and see the fruits of your labor come to life. The key is being authentic, Gemini, not just controversial for the sake of getting a rise out of people. Mind your manners this month, as Mercury, Mars and Saturn tangle and you may find yourself arguing with people you could be working with because you want to be in charge.

Jupiter and Venus will be joining in your House of Relationships this month, bringing in plenty of opportunities for you to partner with others either romantically, if you’re looking, or on a business-collaborative level. Just be mindful that you don’t get too carried away with partnering with everyone that comes your way. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, too much is never enough until it is and you’re completely overwhelmed by how much you over-committed, over-promised and over-did it.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

According to Kanye West’s Twitter, he’s back on his bullshit and we hope you are too—ya know, as long you don’t hold a special place in your heart for the orange guy in the White House. But like Kanye, know when to stick to your ideals, because they mean something to you and f*ck what everyone else has to say about decisions in your life. I mean, unless your parents are paying your rent or something, because you’ve gotta hear them out. You’re going to have a good month when it comes to work, so don’t mind taking on more responsibility, even if it means a bit more work—just be smart about it). Don’t be scared to get locked down in a relationship, either. Did you really want to thot around all winter anyway?

Libra

The Astrologer Says:

2019 begins with an emphasis on your favorite topic, Libra: relationships! Mars, the planet of action and aggression, could bring in new feisty characters for you to get to know, or bring out the fire in the people you already know. Whatever the situation, know that you have to stand your ground; otherwise, you could be easily overpowered by the loudest and pushiest person in the room. The relationship between you, your family, and your home is also getting a great deal of attention this month with your House of Home & Family filled to the brink and getting a kick from the Solar Eclipse on the 5th of the month. What needs to be released in order for you to get more out of this part of your life? Could be that you’ve outgrown your current place, maybe things are looking a little worn and shabby, and it’s time to move on. Maybe the family dynamics are feeling more obligatory than warm and cuddly. Whatever the case may be, get ready to clean house and have a few skeletons flee the closet as you make space for new, stable familial dynamics that are more satisfying. Try to keep your scales from swinging too wildly during the first week of the month when Mercury and Mars start a fuss within your relationships with family and partners.

Things lighten up during the second half of the month when the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius enter your House of Romance & Creativity. Some of the stress you encounter earlier in the month could become fantastic creative fuel if you let it. Join the dance or pottery class you’ve been dying to take, go out on those dates, burn off the tension by having a good time at the bar, or hit up the next Cardi B concert.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

We get it. It’s January and you wanna make a good impression at work so your overbearing boss isn’t breathing down your neck when you’re trying to watch ESPN even after your lunch break is over. But it’s time for you to focus on the other kinds of relationships in your life, so spend some time with the fam and your significant other. Single? It’s time to hop on the dating apps and hit up your favorite happy hour bar. Oh, and just make sure that happy hour bar isn’t too close to the office, because with don’t need to hear Jerry from accounting’s big mouth about how one too many margaritas led to you singing Meek Mill’s entire intro… in the bar.

Aquarius

The Astrologer Says:

You may be entering 2019 wondering what the hell just happened in 2018, Aquarius, and rightly so. Take the first half of January just to process how you got to this point. You’ll have help from your House of the Unconscious—the planets there really want you to find a quiet place to listen to relaxing music, light some candles, and let your mind drift so that some part of you can make sense of the last 12 months. The Solar Eclipse on the 5th will be taking place in this House, so it’s a perfect time to disconnect, work behind the scenes, recharge your batteries, and even get into some one-on-one therapy so that you head into your Birthday Season feeling like a new person. Mars in Aries will be lighting up your House of Communications and igniting your mind with new ideas. The urge to say exactly what you think in the moment will be strong. You may want to write things down first before blurting them out to avoid any hurt feelings and misunderstandings.

If anything, be sure to scribble down whatever intuitive findings come through during your chill time alone, as they could provide much-needed insight for issues you can’t get a hold of during your waking hours. And worry not, Waterbearer—the second half of the month is more your speed when the Sun moves into your sign, wishing you a very happy Solar Return while Venus in Sagittarius joins Jupiter in your House of Friendship & Wishes. When this happens, you’ll be drawn out of your cave of solitude and into the warmth of your community.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

2018 was a wild one for you and there’s no way to hide it. So it’s good to take some time in January to figure out what the f*ck just happened. But you gotta go into your birthday season feeling fresh, rejuvenated and most importantly with the sh*ts. But being ready for it all doesn’t mean you have to be rude about anything and we know how blunt you can be, so maybe you should draft a few texts and emails before popping off in the office or in a friend’s face.

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Cancer

The Astrologer Says:

Happy 2019, Cancer! This is the year you put your big boy/girl panties on and own your personal power. Let’s just say that the celestial tides are flowing in your favor for the next 18 months and it would be in your best interest to capitalize on the energy. Mars, the planet of war, enters your career and reputation sector right as we enter the new year, so consider what kind of ambition dragons you’d like to slay. If there was ever a time to sharpen your sword to do battle, now would be it. Just try not to be too aggressive as Mars comes into direct conflict with the cluster of Capricorn planets demanding attention in your house of one-on-one relationships.

It’s the same story as before Cancer, how do you balance your personal drive with the demands of your partnerships? The Solar Eclipse on the 5th will help bring to light all the unhealthy patterns that may be making your bonds with people feel like actual bondage rather than the nurturing and dependable give and take you desire. Chances are high that hot words will be said and points will be made during the first week of the month as Mercury and Mars do their dance, so don’t cry too hard when certain individuals bid you adieu and auf wiedersehen. It was time, and the Fates have other plans for you going forward.

Around the 21st, keep an eye out for how the responsibilities you have towards others can get in the way of you executing your personal ambitions. Is this dynamic fair to you, Cancer? If it isn’t, consider having a sit down when Mercury in Aquarius enters your House of Intimacy on the 24th. He’ll help you facilitate those uncomfortable but entirely necessary conversations so that everyone wins, especially you.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

It’s time to ride your wave, King. All the energy you’ve been manifesting? It’s time to put it to good use. Word on Mars is that it should be directed towards your career—which means you can finally get out of that job you’ve probably realized is a dead end and isn’t your passion any longer. Oh, and your House of Intimacy is supposed to be hot and ready on January 24. I have no idea what that means but you should probably stay strapped up.

Scorpio

The Astrologer Says:

There are so many things to do this month, Scorpio, and you have to figure out how to do it all without burning out completely! 2019 kicks off with Mars, the planet of action and aggression, making himself at home in your House of Health and Daily Routines, and pushing you to tackle on the loose ends left over from 2018. That burning desire to declutter and throw everything away isn’t going to go away, nor will your desire to take charge of your health and really whip your day to day activities into efficient, streamline shape. You’re just too busy to not have things in order this month, Scorpio.

The Solar Eclipse on the 5th will be emptying out your House of Communications, so expect a flurry of activity centered around phone calls, emails, texts, and everywhere in between. Do the busy work during the first half of the month, so that by the time the Sun in Aquarius rolls into your House of Home & Family on the 20th, you’ll be able to take a breather, put your feet up, and embrace the balance between working hard toward your goals and enjoying restful down time. You deserve, Scorpio.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

Burnout sucks— trust we know that. But with that nice little break you had towards the end of the year, you’re reenergized to pop out on the scene and give all your energy to all the projects you’ve been thinking about. Start that sneaker reselling business you’ve been dreaming of, make antiques and sell them on Etsy, pay for the trial membership of Fruity Loops so you can make beats. We’re not saying anyone will f*ck with your passion project but you can still do your thing, bro.

Pisces

The Astrologer Says:

Happy New Year Pisces, and what better way to start the year than around your people! January starts with your House of Friendship & Organizations packed to the gills, so expect to be in demand with a social calendar filled with dates and events centered around the ideals you share with your crew. The Solar Eclipse on the 5th will have you clearing out old associations that no longer feel like the right fit for you, while making space for you to plant new seeds to grow into new groups the future. Being in good social graces will work in your favor if you play your cosmic cards right.

Venus in Sagittarius joins Jupiter in your House of Career & Reputation on the 7th, giving you all the luck you could ask for, so if there’s a project you’ve been meaning to launch, or a raise you’ve been wanting, let the two heavenly benefics work on your behalf. This ties in nicely with Mars in your House of Money & Self Worth will have you aggressively going after what you want with full intentions of acquiring not only extra coins but a sense of accomplishment when get what you want for yourself. Just be mindful about stepping on people’s toes while you’re out there shopping for your heart’s desire.

The BRUHstrologer Says:

You may have spent much of 2013 (and 2014) singing along to No New Friends, until you realize that new friends are actually pretty cool and you ditch your middle school friend because you didn’t have much in common other than a shared G-Unit obsession. With the new year finally here, it’s time to take the chances you’ve been thinking about taking. Just be prepared for the bag when it comes knocking and the work that comes along with it.