Jennifer Cody Epstein
The Truths We Hold
The Price of Everything
Mouthful of Birds
Gemini, with Jupiter in Sagittarius in 2019, it’s a big year for relationships of all kinds. From lifelong friendships to romance and business partnerships, you could have a very lucky year. Stay optimistic, take advantage of opportunities to meet people, and hang out with your existing friends. Pair the theme of friendship with Wunderland, Jennifer Cody Epstein’s historical novel about the friendship of two young women in Berlin during World War II. If you’re focused on realizing some dreams for your career, look for partnerships that will help you make the big leap. Work It, Carrie Kerpen’s collection of advice from fifty successful women, will make you feel like you have partners already (and show you how to build a real personal advisory board of your own).
Last year was full of insights about your personal power, your resources, and the more intimate side of your relationships. January will bring more of the same, with a big focus on money. How powerful do you feel when you peek at your bank account? Consider possibilities for getting serious about money this year with Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier. Mercury, your ruler, will be prompting you to think about your relationship to work, money, and career with his retrogrades this year. Tackle some problem-solving and get inspired to leave a legacy in March, with U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’s book The Truths We Hold. In July, consider what value means to you with The Price of Everything, Eduardo Porter’s exploration of the price behind each choice we make. Then, upgrade your daily rituals in November with Atomic Habits by James Clear.
At some point you’ll get tired of all that work. Good thing this year is about your relationships, too! Plus, with Uranus in Taurus for about seven years, your imagination and spiritual life is going to be wildly behind the scenes. Samantha Schweblin’s haunting short story collection Mouthful of Birds and Sarah Blake’s imaginative novel Naamah will be a nice break. When Jupiter moves into Capricorn on December 2, you’ll really be ready to increase your wealth. This year sets the stage for your success.
Illustration by Kelsey Oseid from What We See in the Stars