Hannah B. Would Make A Perfect ‘BiP’ Contestant If Colton Doesn’t Work Out

Bachelor In Paradise is a magical place where reality TV stars are offered a rare second chance at love, and fans are already speculating who will end up on its sandy shores. Colton’s season of The Bachelor isn’t even over yet, but there are a few prospects who might continue on in the franchise if they’re not chosen by this year’s leading man. For example, will Hannah B. be on Bachelor In Paradise?

Obviously there’s no information just yet, as she’s still in the competition for Colton. But if she doesn’t come away from the show with Colton’s hand in marriage, she could be in a pretty sweet position to return in a similar environment — Hannah totally could fit in on Bachelor In Paradise. Her big personality would be so much fun to watch when placed amidst some of the other faces of the franchise. And, when she’s got multiple possible suitors to choose from and less pressure on her, she might be able to calm down a little bit and allow things to happen more naturally.

Some have even speculated that Caelynn and Hannah B. might end up on Bachelor in Paradise together — a situation that may once have lent itself to tons of drama and basically given them guaranteed spots in the cast. But given that the women have made up and are on friendlier times now, hopefully the show would allow them to bask in a rekindled friendship.

The cast is still up in the air — there’s a season and a half of the regular show to go until we’ll know who’s headed to Bachelor in Paradise. But the one thing that is certain is that the spin-off was renewed for a sixth season. Per The Hollywood Reporter, BIP doesn’t pull in the same kinds of ratings and viewership numbers that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette do, but it still has a dedicated following and a knack for boosting contestants like Nick Viall and Colton himself into a leading role.

Fans are already excited for BIP, which has a notably more laid-back and goofy vibe, making contestants with a sense of humor like Hannah a perfect fit. Some are excited for a more light-hearted, guilty pleasure kind of experience after the drama and high stakes of the main shows.

And, BIP also serves to keep people invested in the franchise during seasons they might not otherwise be interested in. "I would’ve skipped Becca’s season entirely had I not been waiting to know who was getting picked for BIP," Reddit user DiamondBurInTheRough wrote. "It’s a genius move by the franchise too because it keeps us roped in. You miss a season and you’re totally out of the loop. It wasn’t like that until fairly recently."

There’s plenty of Bachelor content to consume in the months until Bachelor in Paradise comes to the forefront of everyone’s minds, and Colton’s season isn’t shaping up to be a snoozefest. We still have that fence-jumping moment to look forward to, after all. But regardless of how much the current seasons deliver, everyone’s looking ahead to BIP, and Hannah very well might be doing the same.

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Make your week way more stylish with sassy smalls and statement heels

From colourful eye shadows to neon jumpers and pastel-coloured liqueurs, you'll be spoilt for choice with these bright buys.

  • Beauty Bay EYN Bright 16 Colour Palette, £12 from Beauty Bay — buy now

  • Jumper, £10 from Primark

  • Shoes, £90 from Selected Femme

  • Personalised phone case, £39 from Casetify.com — buy now

  • Aber Falls Violet Liqueur, £22 from 31dover.com

  • Tory Burch Love Relentlessly, £48 for 30ml EDP from Debenhams — buy now

  • Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter in Gold and Rose Quartz, £9.99 each from Superdrug — buy now

  • Bra, £26, knickers, £15, both Lemonadedolls.com

  • Vase, £12 from Asos

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Earlier this week, we told you brides are raving about Fashion Nova’s glamorous ‘wedding dress’ that’s just £27.

We also revealed a shopper found £15 Primark jeans for sale in TK Maxx for DOUBLE the price.

And we showed you Gucci is asking fashion victims to fork out £615 for a pair of filthy trainers.

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Jarrell Miller vows to make Anthony Joshua latest Brit to flop Stateside 'like Amir Khan and Prince Naseem'

The unified world champion will defend his WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight belts against 'Big Baby' Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1.


Joshua, 29, frustrated fans when he announced he would make his US debut after failing to agree a Wembley fight against either Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury or Dillian Whyte.

AJ is the heavy favourite against the Brooklyn Brawler, who has racked up 23 wins out of 24 fights, with 20 victories coming by way of knockout.

Despite this, Miller has drawn parallels between his fight with Joshua and Buster Douglas' shocking 1990 upset of Mike Tyson at the Tokyo Dome.

He said: “I think it will be between the same lines, but you look at all the Brit’s over the years that did well but as soon as they come to America they get smashed.



“Whether that’s Prince Naseem, Amir Khan the tale goes back, there’s a lot of Brit’s that come on American soil and get smashed.

“They do great at home, but when they come over to America it’s a different story. He’s made a big mistake.

“His team are in unfamiliar territory, he’s got to step out his comfort zone and do certain things and protein shakes won’t help.

“I’ve been the underdog before and proved myself many times. AJ thinks he’s going to come over and run over me? Never happened, and never will."


Khan, who hasn't fought since his devastating knockout loss in Las Vegas to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in May 2016, admitted later that the fight was a mistake.

Before that, a complacent Prince Naseem, was considered the best 126lb boxer in the world before he was humbled in a 12-round clinic to Marco Antonio Barrera.

Promoter Eddie Hearn had reportedly offered Dillian Whyte a £4million payout to face Joshua at Wembley as a 'Plan B' after failing to land both Wilder and Fury.

Miller added: “I thought the Dillian Whyte fight was what he really wanted, but AJ was trying to be cheap and they didn’t want to pay Dillian Whyte the offer he wanted.

“AJ has a funny way of negotiating when he’s losing, he tries to put in contacts where he rules over the rematch.

“So when I knockout AJ on my rematch he wants to have the majority and Whyte didn’t want that.

“If I’m the champ and I beat you, I call the shots – what happens on the undercard, negotiations – but AJ didn’t want that, so that’s why the Dillian Whyte fight fell through.

“On my part, I have a good network in DAZN, and Matchroom and Eddie Hearn wanted to make the fight.

“It was never about the money, but the same time the money was there and I know what I’m gonna bring to AJ to get the rematch going.

“It was spoken about for about a month and a half but I just wasn’t super excited about it – I’ll be real.

“But the paperwork came through about a week and a half ago, and I was like ‘Okay, this might be happening’.

“AJ was like ‘I’m not doing this, I’m not doing that’ but DAZN said they could agree it.

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Liverpool make £61m Insigne bid to strengthen already lethal attack – but offer well below staggering valuation

The Reds have been linked with the player several times in the past 12 months and have turned their attentions to him once again.

La Repubblica via sportwitness have reported that they have offered £61m for the Italian, but the offer was made the player's agent Mino Raiola rather than Napoli.

Raiola then got in touch with the player's stepfather but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis still got word of the offer and valued Insigne at a shocking £131m.

The Italian international has scored eight goals and registered five assists for his team this season.

The 27-year-old's contract expires in June 2022 and could be up for a renewal soon.

Liverpool boast an incredible attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, who have scored 100 Anfield goals between them.

Their pace and power guided them to last year's Champions League final and to the top of the Premier League.

Adding another striker to the team will increase competition for places and give Jurgen Klopp a selection headache.

Insigne will look to add to his goal tally when his side faces Sampdoria in the league this weekend.

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New rules to make it easier for you to get back cash from fraudsters take force

Currently, if you unwittingly transfer cash to a fraudster – known as an Authorised Push Payment (APP) – you'll only be able to complain about the scam to your bank.

But with rules that came in on January 31, victims will now be able to take their gripe to the bank or building society that receives the transfer.

Victims will also be able to refer these complaints to the free Financial Ombudsman Service if they're not happy with the outcome from the bank.

Over £145million was lost in bank transfer scams in the first half of this year but only £31million refunded to customers, figures from UK Finance reveal.

Last year, there were 43,875 cases of APP fraud with total losses of £236million.

How to protect yourself from fraudsters

 

  • When making a purchase, be suspicious of any requests to pay by bank transfer or virtual currency instead of safer methods, such as credit card or payment services such as PayPal.
  • Listen to your instincts: If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Don’t pay for goods or services unless you know and trust the individual or business.
  • Personal information obtained from data breaches is making it increasingly easier for fraudsters to create highly targeted phishing messages and calls – watch out for these.
  • You shouldn’t assume the caller is genuine just because they’re able to provide some basic details about you.
  • Always be suspicious of unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information.

Christopher Woolard, executive director of strategy and competition at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said: “The FCA takes APP fraud and the harm it causes to consumers very seriously.

"Now victims of APP fraud can make a complaint to the payment service provider receiving their payment and if they’re not satisfied with the outcome, can refer their complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.”

Under further new rules currently being drawn up, banks could force customers to pay fees or take out insurance to pay for bank transfer fraud.

Jenni Allen, managing director at Which? Money – which submitted a super-complaint about APP fraud to the regulator – said: "People are losing life-changing sums to bank transfer scams every day, so the new code to protect victims from this type of crime must be urgently introduced by all banks.

"We must also now see an agreement reached with the banks to ensure victims are properly reimbursed when they have fallen victim to this type of fraud through no fault of their own."

The Sun has revealed how customers have been conned and tricked out of large amounts of cash, such as landscape gardener David Hunt who lost nearly £10,000 when scammers pretended to be from HMRC.

And grandmother Jo Wilson, who had her £40,000 life savings stolen by scammers posing as staff from NatWest.

Plus, here's why using the hotel wifi to check your bank account could actually be putting your cash at risk.


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Chelsea make late transfer move for Barcelona starlet Moriba dubbed 'new Pogba'

The powerful midfielder is a star of Barcelona's youth team and has been a regular in their side for the UEFA Youth League.

Moriba Kourouma – also known as Ilaix – can quit Barcelona after turning 16 in January and is highly-rated by Pep Guardiola who saw him as a future Yaya Toure.

SunSport then revealed City faced competition from Chelsea for the youngster and the Blues have now held a meeting with player’s agent, according to Spanish outlet Sport.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia was given permission to go 'all out' for Moriba, who is no longer training with Barca's Under-19 team as he looks to sort his future.

The Spanish giants are also to keen to keep the Guinea-born starlet and the Catalans have reportedly made a big effort to satisfy Moriba’s agents' demands.


The central midfielder, who has also attracted interest from Juventus, has delayed a decision on his future after Chelsea's bid.

It’s claimed that the Blues have offered a better deal than both City and Barcelona with the Premier League expected to better suit the teenager.

Kourouma has been with Barca since he was eight after his family went over from Guinea-Bissau.

The wonderkid, who now qualifies for Spain at youth level, would see Chelsea pay training compensation to Barca after he progressed through the club's La Masia academy.

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Man Utd 'make move' to sign Kalidou Koulibaly as centre-back wants to force departure from Napoli

The defender is unsettled in Italy after being the subject of racist chants in Napoli's 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan on Boxing Day.

He was red-carded during the match and, according to the Sunday Mirror, now wants to end his Serie A stay over a perceived lack of support from the authorities.

His coach Carlo Ancelotti and club president Aurelio De Laurentiis have both offered vocal backing and threatened to remove their team from the pitch if such incidents happen again.

However, politicians including the country's interior minister Matteo Salvini have insisted walk-offs are not the solution.

United are prepared to offer long-time target Koulibaly a way out, but may be forced to pay a premium.

The Senegal international was a priority purchase for former boss Jose Mourinho.

Although he has departed the club, United chiefs still retain a strong interest in the powerful stopper.

Koulibaly cost the Neapolitan club just £6m when he joined from Belgian club Genk in 2014.

His eventual selling price is likely to be more than 10 times that bargain fee.

Should the price become too great, the Red Devils may instead raid Roma for cut-price Kostas Manolas, who may available for £30.5m.

The Old Trafford club, however, face competition from Real Madrid, who also want defensive reinforcements.

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Make your white trainers look NEW by using £2 laundry soap, storing them in the dark and applying nail polish

But did you know there's a right and wrong way to look after your kicks?

Chontel Duncan – a personal trainer from Australia – has revealed a six-step guide to looking after your trainers, including how to get them sparkling again in just six hours.

"Before anyone asks this is NOT sponsored, it’s simply just a clever 'shoe hack' that I swear by," Chontel wrote on Instagram.

"Using a 'Sard Wonder Laundry Soap' bar ($2-$3) and water, scrub the soap bar all over the shoes while continuously rinsing it under cold water so the shoe becomes damp.

"Do not rinse the shoes."

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BEFORE & AFTER My 6hr shoe transformation 👟 Before anyone asks this is NOT sponsored, it’s simply just a clever “shoe hack” that I swear by 🙏🏽 STEPS 1. Using a “Sard Wonder Laundry Soap” bar ($2-$3) and water, scrub the soap bar all over the shoes while continuously rinsing it under cold water so the shoe becomes damp 2. “ Do not rinse the shoes” 3. Place the wet soapy pair of shoes in direct sun until dry (it only took 2hrs to dry where I live) 4. Pop shoes into the washing machine on a cold cycle (can add your regular washing powder to it if you like) 5. Pop the shoe back in direct sunlight to dry 6. DONE ✅ SWIPE ACROSS to see two other pairs I also did today 😊👌🏾

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"Place the wet soapy pair of shoes in direct sun until dry (it only took 2hrs to dry where I live)," she continued.

"Pop shoes into the washing machine on a cold cycle (can add your regular washing powder to it if you like).

"Pop the shoe back in direct sunlight to dry.

"Done."

And with the January weather bringing rain and sludge, other style experts have been weighing in on how to look after your trainers.

Style experts over at Who What Wear have explained that hand treating your trainers is also a great option, if you want to protect your shoes.

Dipping a cloth in vinegar before scrubbing away dirty stains and scuffs works wonders, as well as utilising an old toothbrush for those hard to reach areas.

For stains that just won't budge, fashion experts also recommend dabbing a tiny amount of white nail varnish and using bleach in very diluted, small quantities.

Using bleach that's not adequately diluted could result in yellow stains, which is definitely not the look you're going for.

Don't forget to stuff your trainers with paper towels when drying to absorb excess water and to make sure they keep their shape.

And if you're thinking of leaving them to dry outside, make sure you don't forget about them.

Too much UV exposure can lead to fading and discolouration, so it's best to store white sneakers in a cool, dark place.

Earlier this week, we told you Ego is selling £45 dupes of Prada’s £835 FLAME heels – and shoppers are going wild for them.

We also revealed where Holly Willoughby’s Dancing On Ice black lace gown is from and how to get the look for less.

And we showed you Topshop’s faux fur biker jacket that’s loved by fashion bloggers is now in the sale for £35.

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How To Make A Coffee Cake For Just Yourself In 20 Minutes

As a child, I always thought coffee cake was made with actual coffee. I mean, it was delicious, so it had to contain coffee, right? Sure enough, I eventually learned that coffee cake is simply meant to be eaten with coffee — but that didn’t stop me from loving it. (British coffee cake is actually made with coffee, though, and something tells me I need to try it ASAP.) And since I basically live off of coffee these days, I recently set out to make a coffee cake recipe for one person. The small serving size makes it perfect for those days when I just want something to last as long as my first cup of coffee does in the morning, which is to say not at all.

Plus, as someone who lives alone, I don’t want any leftover coffee cake (or any other food, for that matter) to go to waste by getting stale. This is why I am constantly trying out new single serving recipes like pumpkin chili for one person or fettuccine Alfredo for one person. Also, aside from avoiding a ridiculous amount of uneaten food, these small batch recipes also allow you to use up leftover ingredients. It’s a win-win.

Of course, you can always freeze treats like coffee cake, but nothing beats a fresh piece right out of the oven. It’s the perfect reason to brew a pot of coffee and enjoy!

Coffee Cake For One Person

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon oil or melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Butter or oil for greasing


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a ramekin or small oven-safe dish. For reference, the dish used in this recipe is 4×4 inches. (Isn’t it adorable?)

1. In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, white sugar, baking powder, and dash of salt. Mix well.

2. Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, and milk. Stir.

3. Continue mixing the batter until the ingredients are evenly combined. The mixture will be sticky; this is normal.

4. Scoop the batter into the greased dish. Spread the batter into an even layer.

5. In a separate container, combine the brown sugar and ground cinnamon. If your brown sugar has clumps, feel free to crush them up. It’s not necessary, though! I decided to leave the clumps to add that extra crunch.

6. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of the cookie cake batter. You can also drizzle more melted butter on top.

7. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Yum.

Much like a single serving of pumpkin pie or rice pudding, this coffee cake recipe makes just enough for one serving. Personally, I love making this on lazy weekend mornings when all I want to do is curl up with a good book and a cup of joe.

And while there’s nothing wrong with a basic coffee cake, you can easily customize this recipe according to your taste buds. It’s a great way to switch things up, experiment with new flavor combinations, and use up leftover ingredients.

Here are several ways to give your coffee cake recipe a tasty twist:

Vegan Ingredients

It’s surprisingly easy to "veganize" this recipe. Simply use oil instead of melted butter and opt for dairy-free milk. I actually used coconut milk for this particular recipe.

Berries

It goes without saying that berries and coffee cake pair well together. To use berries in your little cake, toss blueberries or chopped strawberries with the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Top off the cake and bake as usual.

Chocolate Chips

This one is self-explanatory, of course. Mix chocolate chips right into the batter, or add a handful on top. When you bake the coffee cake, the chocolate will melt right into the topping. Yes, please.

If this isn’t the perfect partner for your morning coffee, then I don’t know what is.

Check out more Single Serving recipe ideas here for when your speed is less “entertaining my crew” and more “watching Netflix alone on my couch.”

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Why 2019 is the best year in in centuries to make a resolution

Why 2019 is the best year in in centuries to make a resolution (and stick to it!) OSCAR CAINER explains how you can control your destiny using the power of the stars

Resolutions are meant for New Year, but it is rare that the best time to start your new regimen coincides with January 1. Yet 2019 will be different.

Mars, planet of motivation and energy, enters its home sign of Aries on the first day of the year, so it’s the perfect moment to kickstart those promises you have made to yourself and others.

Whether it’s giving up smoking, losing weight or pursuing a more fulfilling social life, you really do have a better chance of sticking to your resolution this year. This opportunity truly is very rare indeed. I’ve scoured the record books — way back to 1800 — and can’t find a single year when Mars entered Aries on the first day.

And there is even more astrological help at hand for anyone seeking to make changes from the start of 2019. The gradual convergence of Saturn and Pluto (which culminates the following January) is a once-in-a-generation event.

Resolutions are meant for New Year, but it is rare that the best time to start your new regimen coincides with January 1, yet 2019 will be different

The ‘coming together’ process has started already. On a wider scale, this suggests radical change in institutions and large organisations. The personal meaning is clear, too. The conjunction will give steely determination to all who seek change, and this will become more intense as 2019 progresses.

The year ahead also brings an event that will be visible across the world, as Mercury, planet of communication, trade and commerce, traces a path across the face of the Sun in November. This Transit of Mercury won’t happen again until 2032.


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The last time one took place was May 2016. Just think about how the world has altered since then. Fires, floods, famines and fake news. Trump, Brexit, you name it — all the things we thought we could depend on have been thrown up in the air, and unparalleled and unimaginable change has affected all our lives.

But the build-up to this year’s transit brings the potential for more honest communication and a sense of relief, as hidden agendas become clearer and new bonds of trust are nurtured.

The Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in January, which sees the Moon turn red, gets us off to a flying start. It is one of many optimistic cosmic signs this year, and helps focus our intentions. With the right kind of motivation, this can be the moment when the intense period of upheaval we’ve been experiencing finally begins to ease.

Then, as the doors to better communication gradually open, we can expect positive (if surprising) developments concerning difficult and divisive issues, such as referendums, elections and breakdowns in trust.

Jupiter, the planet of luck, adventure and boundless optimism, will be at full strength in its home sign of Sagittarius for almost all of 2019. That means we’re in for an adventure, too. Advances can be made on the most difficult of journeys, and there’s fun to be had.

Along with this surge of optimism comes a quest for meaning and purpose. Not only will we develop a stronger belief in the potential to act with integrity and care for ourselves, our neighbours and our planet, but we might even see the occasional miracle!

The new year also brings a chance to explore what we had once thought impossible.

Jupiter’s relationship with the visionary dreaminess of Neptune represents a real opportunity to grow in roles we have never had the confidence to inhabit fully.

Mars, the power planet, adds dynamism to the astrological mix, giving us the energy to find unexpected treasures.

Uranus, the planet of revolution, begins to move forward after the first week in January. This signifies momentum and the chance to form hopeful new allegiances. Even those in conflict may find themselves on a similar track.

But when Uranus returns to Taurus early in March, we can expect some shocks to the system. We might welcome the resulting innovation, but it will also remind us that security and stability can be necessary casualties on the road to genuine progress.

The antidote for tumult lies with Saturn and Neptune’s long-awaited and encouraging alliance, which peaks three times in 2019.

While taskmaster Saturn’s disciplined nature seems at odds with Neptune’s free-spirited, expressive style, these strange bedfellows encourage the best in each other. Saturn’s determined realism helps to cement Neptune’s dreams, ensuring that inspiring ideas become more than just wishful thinking.

With their final tryst coinciding with the Transit of Mercury, the journey of 2019 will end optimistically. It will be a year of adventure, and will offer plenty of potential for revival and renewal, too, no matter your sign . . .

ARIES

March 21 — April 20

The year begins with a creative flurry as January’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse brings an opportunity to experiment and implement some imaginative solutions.

As the event sees the Moon turn deep red, the celestial energy will be directed towards the revolutionary planet Uranus, which is ready to shake things up before leaving your sign. When the great change-maker finally leaves in March, you can enjoy truly electrifying gains resulting from any recent changes.

Although it might not be a smooth ride, your adaptability will ensure you can turn any surprises into positives. Finding the courage to acknowledge past mistakes will spur you on to make any crucial alterations.

Armed with passion, as Jupiter’s alignment with Neptune in September forms a Grand Cross configuration, you’ll be emboldened to accept a challenge.

Your refusal to accept past defeat will prove your greatest asset. November’s Transit of Mercury represents an inspiring moment to guide you into a much brighter, happier future.

TAURUS

April 21 — May 21

This year’s Transit of Mercury occurs in November, around the time of the annual Full Moon in your sign. This timing is a clear suggestion that you will benefit from huge, tangible improvements in 2019.

Unlike with the 2016 transit, this year you will find that the transit brings you clarity and an opportunity to revisit and reshape old ideas and plans.

For you, the year is packed with chances to correct mistakes and develop new projects.

Now, rather than being at odds with some of the important people in your life, you can collaborate and act as a team.

January’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse is an emotional event for the entire zodiac.

But with Venus, your ruler, simultaneously converging with effervescent Jupiter, be ready to experience intense emotions and have powerful insights.

You may feel you’re being swept up in a tidal wave of change. But your earth-sign roots are strong, giving you the ability to act as a cornerstone, and to inspire positive change in your own life, as well as other people’s.

GEMINI

May 22 — June 22

Since 2019’s major astrological event involves your ruler, Mercury, this is a big year for you. Its transit comes later in the year, but the journey to it brings chances to alter your life for the better and carve out a path towards happiness.

There’s celestial support throughout the year. Mysterious dreamer Neptune will dare you to imagine a future unfettered by compromise.

But it’s Neptune’s series of dynamic links with Saturn, signifying determination, and enthusiastic Jupiter, that gives you the chance to achieve more than you dare to dream of.

As Mercury and Mars converge opposite Saturn and Pluto in June, the iron will be hot and the hammer ready to fall.

But it’s up to you to define the exact nature of their impact.

If you acknowledge past missteps, you can bring about simple but important changes.

CANCER

June 23 — July 23

The spectacular fireworks taking us into 2019 will be echoed in your life, when the Moon puts on a dazzling display later in January. As your ruler glows red in the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, it forms a stunning alignment with Jupiter — linked to Neptune.

This will bring you the clarity needed to assess your priorities, and the motivation to implement healthy changes.

Saturn, ensconced opposite your sign, will guide you to people willing to help you achieve common goals. If you can stand back and appreciate the lessons they bring, you’ll discover innovative ways to progress.

You’re uniquely positioned to benefit from the inspiring Transit of Mercury.

Here’s your chance to creatively reimagine your life and solve problems you have tried to ignore — possibly with solutions once seen as outlandish.

Your 2019 journey is leading to a better life. If you’re looking for an exciting change of view, this is the year to find it.

LEO

July 24 — August 23

The Transit of Mercury can’t happen without your ruler, the Sun.

The run-up to the event will bring a celestial makeover and a chance to review past decisions.

This will help you lay foundations for big improvements.

The January Supermoon Lunar Eclipse takes place in Leo, forming a powerful configuration with Jupiter (luck) and Neptune (mystery), and putting you in the spotlight. You’ll gain a level of ingenuity that may surprise you.

Your ability to charm and entertain will be enhanced if you reveal your more sensitive side. Tapping into it will encourage true emotional connection.

In 2019, as you communicate in a more honest way, you’ll realise the value of the connections you’ve created with key people, and be able to make lasting links with new folk.

Support will come from surprising sources, and you’ll have celestial backing, too.

If you express your truth with care, the cosmos will have your best interests at heart.

VIRGO

August 24 — September 23

Q: What does the Transit of Mercury mean for a sign ruled by that planet?

A: A year packed with clarity and inspiration.

All that and some moments of spectacular intuition, too. The transit is the promise that your voice will be heard.

It won’t all be plain sailing, though. Neptune, midway through a 15-year sojourn in your opposite sign, will add drama.

But help is at hand in the guise of the cosmic teacher, Saturn, which links with dreamy Neptune and demands that you channel your creativity into viable ideas. You’ll need to show determination, too.

In 2019, Jupiter makes helpful links with Neptune, so even if you doubt the wisdom of some choices, you’ll find yourself in situations which renew your self-confidence.

The transit is a chance to emerge from a shadow you’ve long wanted to leave behind.

With courage, reviving old ideas can embolden you to take action. It’s time to be brave — the world is watching.

LIBRA

September 24 — October 23

With your sign represented by scales, it’s no wonder Librans are known for their fairness.

A Supermoon Lunar Eclipse late in January demonstrates just how you can help to make the world a better place through community efforts.

With your ruler (Venus) converging with Jupiter — which makes the first of 2019’s exciting links to Neptune — you will soon discover the creativity to effect real change.

That ongoing relationship between Jupiter and Neptune indicates that you’ll have the resolve to overcome challenges.

In March, as Uranus moves out of your opposite sign, a discovery will be the highlight of your year.

So, by the time November’s Transit of Mercury arrives, you’ll know you have skilfully avoided an obstacle which could have prevented you from achieving a treasured dream.

As the rare transit approaches, you’ll be reminded of the expendability of your resources.

Help is at hand from dynamic Mars, which is encouraged by Jupiter’s appetite for growth.

A re-evaluation of your priorities will set you on the path to far greater happiness.

SCORPIO

October 24 — November 22

The year’s big cosmic event, the Transit of Mercury, takes place in Scorpio. It’s a blessing. Yet you value privacy, and the thought of so much light shining in your direction is unsettling.

But 2019 is your chance to shine. It’s not just November’s transit that will make people take notice.

Uranus, the electrifying visionary, finally completes its move into Taurus in March.

Opposite your sign, it will make a key difference to your most valued relationships.

It can’t guarantee harmony, but it promises progress where things have stalled.

The energy from Jupiter’s links with Neptune is most effective in the June Solstice, which sees the possibility of achieving new resolutions, and of revelations.

On your journey towards the transit, you’ll reassess your capabilities. Rather than staying on the sidelines, you’ll be empowered to take charge of your destiny.

Whatever your dreams, 2019 brings the inspiration and intuition to help you realise them.

SAGITTARIUS

November 23 — December 21

With lucky Jupiter, your ruling planet, in Sagittarius for most of 2019, the possibilities for you this year — material, spiritual and intellectual — are almost endless.

Opportunities to travel and find new horizons will unfold. You will be energised to tackle difficult projects and fix situations which have been eating too much of your time. In March, as Uranus, the great change-maker, moves signs, you can end a problematic cycle.

Throughout the year, you can expect innovative breakthroughs which will surprise you and astonish others. The spectacular Transit of Mercury in November will help you rediscover qualities you thought you’d lost. It should also guide you to share your ideas with a greater sensitivity.

The alignments between Jupiter and sensitive Neptune suggest you might dwell on past events. But there will be chances to revise major decisions. Your challenge is to find a balance between freedom and understanding the needs of key people in your life.

CAPRICORN

December 22 — January 20

To TRULY understand your 2019, look at the end of that year first. When Jupiter, planet of luck and adventure, enters Capricorn in December, half the major planets will be in your sign — a uniquely strong position, suggesting a period of great success in the run-up to the year’s end.

Your ruler, Saturn, remains in your sign, and Pluto has been there since 2008, so you have powerful allies already helping you to resolve complex situations.

A series of encouraging links between your ruler and Neptune mark crucial turning points in your year. Together with innovative Uranus, which changes signs in March, they highlight your creativity and compassion.

The cosmos is also encouraging you to have faith in your talent for inspiring others. Your self-motivation is legendary, but this year you’ll also reap the benefits of good teamwork.

November’s Transit of Mercury brings a moment to revisit past decisions and find ways to progress before Jupiter drops by to help. It’s an enjoyable year in prospect.

AQUARIUS

January 21 — February 19

The year begins with the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in your opposite sign, and your ruler, Uranus, is positioned to capitalise on this gift. You’ll be able to sweep stalled ambitions aside and discover new ventures.

When Uranus changes signs in March, it will highlight your need to get out of unhelpful cycles.

Your quick-thinking and willingness to adapt give you an unfair reputation for being disruptive. You also see what others miss. So be diplomatic, and take time to explain your rationale. You’ll need others with you on your journey.

When your traditional ruler, Saturn, makes a series of encouraging links to Neptune, you’ll find support for your bold ideas.

November’s Transit of Mercury will change people’s perception of you, as you begin to see your emotional reserve as a resource, not a vulnerability. The timing of the transit suggests you’ll gain the appreciation you deserve.

PISCES

February 20 — March 20

THE Transit of Mercury lets you consolidate what you have learnt in the year, and it will be the event we will certainly all be watching.

But a more subtle force will create magic. Neptune, your modern ruler, may not be visible to the naked eye, but the links it makes with Saturn bring you healing and hope. You will make new bonds and bring projects to fruition.

Neptune also creates an exciting relationship with your traditional ruler, Jupiter. With both planets in their own signs for the first time since the 1800s, they exert a powerful force for change.

Prepare for when their relationship peaks (January, June and September), as Neptune’s creativity and empathy fuse with Jupiter’s optimism and wisdom.

The sky really is the limit on this roller-coaster. But under Saturn’s gaze, you’re strapped in safely. Enjoy the ride.

 

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