2018 was the year of retrogrades and the mess they usually leave behind if you don’t give up the illusion of control. However, 2019 is another extremely exciting year for astronomers and astrologers alike. This year will feature a super blood wolf moon, a thrilling meteor shower, five eclipses and a rare transit of Mercury.

A partial solar eclipse will take place on the 6th of January and will only be visible from the North Pacific and northeast Asia.

January 21st brings to us the super blood wolf moon eclipse – the first in three years. The folks at NASA believe that it will be one of the sky’s “most dazzling shows”. The Sun, Earth and Moon will align and the sunlight passing through our atmosphere will give the moon the illusion of being red in colour.

Remember Halley’s Comet? While we won’t see it until 2061, its dusty remains appear in our sky each year and since the sky will be darker around May 6th (new moon and all that), we’ll witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower in its full glory.

There will also be a total solar eclipse on July 2 and people in parts of South Asia and South America will witness this.

November 11 brings us a moment when Mercury will pass in front of the Sun, NASA reports. Solar filters and telescopes ready? Good, you’ll be able to see a black dot on the surface of the sun. We’re sure the astrologers have something to say about this.