Brave, Not Perfect
Like She Owns the Place
Cara Alwill Leyba
The Best Kind of People
City of Girls
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Lost Night
Cancer, 2019 starts off with a major focus on your significant relationships. This isn’t terribly different from the trend last year, when Saturn moved into your house of partnerships and you started to get more serious about certain people in your life. Together by Judy Goldman is a good book to start off the year. In late February, you’ll begin a seven-year cycle of authenticity in your career; 2018 gave you a preview of this, but now you’re in it for the long haul. Brave, Not Perfect by popular TED Talker Reshma Saujani will give you a dose of courage. In March, your community will start getting a little more wild. The more authentic you allow yourself to be, the better the chances that you’ll attract all the wonderful people who appreciate your individuality. Read Maria Kuznetsova’s debut novel Oksana, Behave! for fun this spring.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is bringing you good luck in your work, health, and daily affairs from January through November. The opportunities keep you so busy that they might get in the way of your other interests. Perhaps a dream of travel is put on hold to take advantage of a fabulous gig. If you want both, make sure to envision the ideal work situation. Read Like She Owns the Place by Master Coach Cara Alwill Leyba and be ready to pounce on your fortune when it arrives. This July, with a Mercury retrograde in your sign and two eclipses, it’s a good time to take a break from all that hustle. Absorb yourself in Zoe Whittall’s provocative novel The Best Kind of People. And since the eclipses are highlighting your relationships again, why not spend that time with a significant other? Bring Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest novel City of Girls along with you.
Things calm down by the fall, or at least you’ll be hard at work once again. You’re taking on quite a lot of responsibility lately. Read Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick Where the Crawdads Sing in your downtime this September. In November, a Mercury retrograde in Scorpio will remind you of some more creative ideas. Have fun with Andrea Bartz’s debut thriller The Lost Night this holiday season. On December 2, Jupiter moves into Capricorn and relationships become the center of your attention—even more so in 2020.
Illustration by Kelsey Oseid from What We See in the Stars