cosmic calendar 2019
Your handy guide to key cosmic and seasonal dates popularly observed in the year
Before modern technology, we used to plan our lives by Nature, the movement of the stars and seasons. Being part of Nature ourselves, these continue to affect us today, though we may not be fully aware of these events. The changes our universe goes through each year are truly magic, if we dare to pay attention. You can find some key dates below for your diary.
1 Jan 2019 MARS ENTERING ARIES (Aries)
5 Jan 2019 MERCURY ENTERS CAPRICORN
6 Jan 2019 NEW MOON PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE (Capricorn)
6 Jan 2019 URANUS TURNS DIRECT (Aries)
7 Jan 2019 VENUS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
20 Jan 2019 SUN ENTERING AQUARIUS (Aquarius)
21 Celtic tree month of Rowan begins
21 Jan 2019 FULL MOON TOTAL ECLIPSE OF MOON (Leo) SUPERMOON/BLOOD MOON
24 Jan 2019 MERCURY ENTERS AQUARIUS
2 Imbolc, the celtic festival of the goddess Brighid (N. Hem)
2 Lammas or Lughnasadh (Southern Hemisphere), marking the grain harvest at the end of summer.
3 Feb 2019 VENUS ENTERS CAPRICORN
14 Feb 2019 MARS ENTERS TAURUS
18 Celtic tree month of Ash begins
18 Feb 2019 SUN ENTERING PISCES (Pisces)
19 Full Moon—Quickening Moon at 10:53 a.m. Magical rituals in this cycle often focus on new beginnings and plans for the future.
19 Feb 2019 FULL SUPERMOON IN VIRGO
1 Mar 2019 VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS
5 Mar 2019, MERCURY Retrograde until 28 Mar 2019 (Pisces)
6 Mar 2019 URANUS ENTERING TAURUS (Taurus) (Last time was 1934 – 1942 !)
18 Celtic tree month of Alder begins
20 Ostara, the spring equinox (N. Hem)
20 Mabon (Southern Hemisphere), the autumn equinox.
20 Mar 2019 SUN ENTERING ARIES (Aries)
20/21 Full moon–Storm Moon at 9:43 am. Use this month's moon phase to celebrate balance, rebirth, and renewal.
21 Mar 2019 FULL SUPERMOON IN LIBRA
28 Mar 2019 MERCURY DIRECT IN PISCES
10 Apr 2019, JUPITER RETROGRADE UNTIL 11 Aug 2019 (Sagittarius)
15 Celtic tree month of Willow begins
17 Apr 2019 MERCURY ENTERS ARIES
19 Full moon–Wind Moon at 7:09 a.m. April is a month of pending rebirth, as the earth and soil prepare for new life to sprout. Watch as the natural world around you begins to change.
19 Apr 2019 FULL MOON IN LIBRA Full Moon in the same sign over two consecutive months a rare event
20 Apr 2019 VENUS ENTERS ARIES
20 Apr 2019 SUN ENTERS TAURUS
22 Earth Day
24 Apr 2019, PLUTO Retrograde until 3 Oct 2019 (Capricorn)
30 Apr 2019, SATURN Retrograde until 18 Sep 2019 (Capricorn)
1 Beltane, Celtic feast of fire and fertility (N. Hem)
1 Samhain (Southern Hemisphere), the witches' new year.
6 May 2019 MERCURY ENTERS TAURUS
13 Celtic tree month of Hawthorn begins
15 May 2019 VENUS ENTERS TAURUS
16 May 2019 MARS ENTERS CANCER
18 Full moon–Flower Moon at 5:11 pm. In May, focus on magic related to careers and jobs. If you've thought about changing jobs, or even entering a new career field, this is a good time to do it. Expand your horizons this month.
21 May 2019 SUN ENTERS GEMINI
21 May 2019 MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI
4 Jun 2019 MERCURY ENTERS CANCER
9 Jun 2019 VENUS ENTERS GEMINI
10 Celtic tree month of Oak begins
Full moon–Strong Sun Moon at 4:31 am. June is full of long, light-filled days, and the nights are short and warm. This month's magical workings are perfect for maintaining and enhancing things you already have.
21 Jun 2019 SUN ENTERS CANCER – SUMMER SOLSTICE (Litha)
21 Yule (Southern Hemisphere), the winter solstice
21 Jun 2019, NEPTUNE RETROGRADE until 27 Nov 2019 (Pisces)
27 Jun 2019 MERCURY ENTERS LEO
2 Jul 2019 MARS ENTERING LEO (Leo) – NB – Raphael’s puts this on the 1st @ 23.19pm
2 Jul 2019 NEW MOON TOTAL ECLIPSE OF SUN (Cancer)
3 Jul 2019 VENUS ENTERS CANCER
8 Celtic tree month of Holly begins
8 Jul 2019 MERCURY RETROGRADE (Leo) until 1 Aug 2019,
11 Jul 2019 CHIRON RETROGRADE IN ARIES
16 Full moon–Blessing Moon at 5:39 pm. This is a time to work on divination, dreamwork and meditation. Count your blessings this month, and think about what you can do to bring more of them into your life.
16 Jul 2019 FULL MOON ECLIPSE OF MOON (Capricorn)
19 Jul 2019 RETROGRADE MERCURY RE-ENTERS CANCER
23 Jul 2019 SUN ENTERS LEO
28 Jul 2019 VENUS ENTERS LEO
1 Lammas or Lughnasadh, the celebration of the grain harvest (N. Hem)
1 Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere), honoring the goddess Brighid
2 Aug 2019 MERCURY DIRECT IN CANCER
5 Celtic tree month of Hazel begins
11 Aug 2019 MERCURY RE-ENTERS LEO
12 Aug 2019 JUPITER DIRECT IN SAGITTARIUS
12 Aug 2019 Uranus Retrograde for the rest of the year (Taurus)
15 Full Moon–Corn Moon at 8:31 am. Now is a time to focus on harvesting that which you have already planted... but don't forget, it's important to set some of your harvest aside for the coming winter months.
18 Aug 2019 MARS ENTERS VIRGO
23 Aug 2019 SUN ENTERS VIRGO
29 Aug 2019 MERCURY ENTERS VIRGO
30 Aug 2019 NEW MOON IN VIRGO – FIVE PLANET STELLIUM IN VIRGO
2 Celtic tree month of vine begins
3 Sep 2019 Stellium Sun, Merc, Venus, Mars (Virgo) setting of a Grand Trine Uranus / Pluto (Capricorn) and Uranus (Taurus) and Setting off T-Square with Jupiter (Sagittarius) and Neptune (Pisces)
14 Full Moon–Harvest Moon at 12:35 am. This a season to celebrate hearth and home. Brew up some comfort food, begin storing your harvest for the winter, and settle in for a month of thanksgiving.
14 Sep 2019 MERCURY & VENUS enter Libra
18 Sept 2019 SATURN DIRECT in Capricorn
23 Sep 2019 SUN ENTERS LIBRA
23 Mabon, the autumn equinox (N. Hem)
23 Ostara (Southern Hemisphere), the spring equinox
30 Celtic tree month of Ivy begins
3 Oct 2019 MERCURY ENTERS SCORPIO
3 Oct 2019 PLUTO DIRECT IN CAPRICORN
4 Oct 2019 MARS ENTERS LIBRA
8 Oct 2019 VENUS ENTERS SCORPIO
13 Full moon–Blood Moon at 5:45 10. It's the dark half of the year, and the veil between our world and the spirit world is thin. Focus on divination, communication with departed ancestors, and psychic messages this month.
23 Oct 2019 SUN ENTERS SCORPIO
28 Celtic tree month of Reed begins
31 Oct 2019, Mercury Retrograde until (Scorpio) 20 Nov 2019 (nb: Raphael’s shows the retrograde starting November 1 and ending Nov 21)
31 Samhain, the witches' new year (N. Hem)
31 Beltane (Southern Hemisphere), a feast of fire and fertility
1 Nov 2019 VENUS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
12 Full moon–Mourning Moon at 8:37 am. Why not use this month to shed your bad habits and toxic relationships, and get a fresh start? Work on developing and strengthening your connection with the Divine as well.
19 Nov 2019 MARS ENTERS SCORPIO
22 Nov 2019 SUN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
25 Celtic tree month of Elder begins
26 Nov 2019 VENUS ENTERS CAPRICORN
28 Nov 2019 NEPTUNE DIRECT IN PISCES
2 Dec 2019 JUPITER ENTERING CAPRICORN (Capricorn)
9 Dec 2019 MERCURY ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
12 Full moon–Long Nights Moon at 12:14 am. Now is a good season for spiritual alchemy. It's time to evaluate your life, and know that you'll survive the dark times. If you've already put the darkness behind you, take your good fortune and share it with others.
20 Dec 2019 VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS
21 Yule, the winter solstice (N. Hem)
21 Litha (Southern Hemisphere), the summer solstice
21 Dec 2019 CHIRON DIRECT IN ARIES
22 Dec 2019 SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN (Winter Solstice Northern Hemisphere/Summer Southern)
23 Celtic tree month of Birch begins
26 Dec 2019 NEW MOON ECLIPSE OF SUN (Capricorn) (Annular Solar Eclipse) ******
29 Dec 2019 MERCURY ENTERS CAPRICORN
***** be aware that the eclipse falls within two degrees of a trine to Uranus in Taurus and by the end of December 2019, Saturn and Pluto are within one degree of one another in Capricorn.