HOLY MOLY! The Astrology of 2018 is going to be life changing! Since 2011, Uranus, the rebellious, unpredictable, genius has been in your sign. No doubt your life has had a revolution over the past seven years. On top of that, your world may have been plagued by instability and wild times. Hopefully, by now, you realise that there has been deeper meaning and opportunity in all the crazy events? Whatever you thought of as stable seven years ago has long since transformed. Mr Electric is not quite finished with you yet, so make the most of it, and awaken your genius within. Be the individual that you are and push your originality, especially in the first few weeks of this year.
2018 Astrology kicks off with a helping hand as Uranus turns direct on the 2nd giving you a final chance to break free from any chains that still hold you. With Mars your ruler joining forces with lucky Jupiter on the 7th in your subconscious shadow side, you are overcoming issues of powerlessness and grabbing the reins. Be careful of not chucking yourself into 2018 by being too dominant. When you seize command, make sure you do it honourably. Jupiter is in your power zone until November 2018 and is bringing you benefits (as long as you face your shadow side) and could turn your finances around. Jupiter is helping you deal with sexuality issues and helping you unleash your inner lover. Others find you compelling and magnetic. In fact, much of 2018 is about you coming into your sexual and financial power as well as facing and letting go of fear.
When Uranus enters Taurus on the 15th May, he brings a revolution to your security and finance. The good news is that it may be that he delivers a surprising success. Dramatic events force you to use your unparalleled flare while taking risks to succeed. You can also have extraordinary achievements with anything technology based. So write the blog, create the app and dare to do and allow your inner wizard out to play.
Uranus retrograde does nip back into your sign in November 2018 until March 2019. However, when he exits once more, the personal revolution that has taken place for you is now well and truly over as he takes up his usual seven-year stint in your 2nd. 2018 gives you a taster of what’s to come from 2019. Having said that you’re more equipped to handle whatever is thrown at you, as you’ve got used to his erratic ways. Keep your wits about you and expect the unexpected and think outside the crate!
Saturn the serious has already shifted signs and gone into his bosom buddy Capricorn. I expect we will see some shady goings on in the world of finance and a leaning towards conservative values. The old world order is about to change and with it your own attitude to your career and your reputation. I’m not saying you are going to become a part of the establishment or don a hipster suit to work, but you are going to get more serious about what you want to achieve.
In 2017 you lived a pretty free and bohemian existence, 2018 turns your attention to work and structure. Arrangements that are not working will be broken down. 2018 is not the year to cut financial corners, or invest in the cheese windmills of Siberia, but it is the year to go for an unusual idea with a practical approach. You are empowered with exceptional stamina. You have a renewed focus on achievement as this is the culmination of a 30-year cycle. What have you been building up to over the past 28/30 years? Watch what happens when Mars conjuncts Saturn on April 2nd giving you the stamina of a Game of Thrones dragon ridden by a Queen.
On the 6th March, Venus La Amore goes into Aries! March is your love magnet time, you ooze charm and have a way with lovers. Spring is the perfect month to attract a lover, heal a relationship and make peace and nurture yourself. Your view and experience of love elevates now. How are you going to make the most of Venus snuggling you? What do you want from love?
One of the big deals of 2018 is Chiron, the wounded healer, going into your sign. Now Chiron is not technically a planet, he’s a Comet, but a pretty special one. He has a very irregular way of travelling the Universe. When Chiron comes to your sign it has massive spiritual significance; it’s time to heal your deepest wounds. Chiron’s wisdom is that our hurts have also given us gifts and he encourages us to recover and support others with the understandings we have learned along the way. Any dents in our ‘ego’, in our sense of self are healing.
The last time Chiron was in Aries was 1968 – 1977 a time of punk rock, feminism and all sorts of ‘fighting to be individual’. Martin Luther King was assassinated 3 days after Uranus went into Aries in 1968 and John F Kennedy was also murdered a few months later, both of these men changing the world in the process. We also landed on the Moon (allegedly haha). Chiron teaches us that our vulnerability is our strength. It’s an inner acknowledgement of where we have come from.
Mars your fiery ruler goes retrograde from the 26th June which might initially make you feel a bit Meh. The Fire King is in your social and collaboration zone. While Mars is doing his backwards slide, it might be worth taking time out and focusing on putting your personal energy into projects and work alone for a while. Don’t panic if you feel all Hermit-like, take the time to recharge. Mars will soon be back dragging you into the limelight from August 28th.
On the 8th November Jupiter Lord of luck and expansion enters Sagittarius and your house of adventure. From November onwards you’re about to become quite the swashbuckler! The Universe is bringing all sorts of travel possibilities, higher learning, a thirst for knowledge and treasure. The more you express your unique soul, the bigger the reward. Unusual and fascinating people are going to cross your path and show you a world of jewels you never knew existed! Get ready for a bigger soul stretching experience and see 2018 as your training ground to get you ready for what’s to come.
Yikes! 2018 is a rollercoaster of a year for you, Taurus. Get ready for excitement, thrills and a good dash of the unexpected in this cosmic cocktail. You’re going to be shaken and stirred as this is the start of a massive soul transformation. Uranus, the crazy, innovative and maverick genius planet, enters your sign in May. Think of this as ‘preview night’ as he’ll retrograde out again on the 6th November. This merely sets you up for the jaw-dropping, Cirque de Soleil seven year performance from 2019 onwards. On the one hand, you will experience this time as possibly disconcerting. Let’s face it you are not the best sign to deal with the unpredictable. By the end next year, hopefully, you should see the value of the sudden changes that are coming your way. Don’t panic! You are about to be given a key to a freedom you didn’t know existed.
Uranus in your sign allows you to find yourself and promises to deliver all sorts of excitement and liberation. OK, some of it may be shocking – like a blot out of the blue. But all of it has a deeper purpose. Take notice of anything unusual that happens between May and November and also watch the way you respond to it. Proactive, being spontaneous and trusting your instincts sees you becoming a magician wielding the tools of change. You might benefit from reading BLINK – The power of thinking without thinking by Malcolm Gladwell on how to trust your snap judgments.
Saturn’s entry into your 9th at the end of 2017, brings an intense focus which shifts you away from the familiar and opens you up to find your structure and security in freedom. What does that mean? You have the stamina and force of personality to stretch your boundaries. You can achieve status and success through learning, travel, technology and your own original voice. You are not towing the line but skipping over it with a newfound sense of optimism and VA VA VOOM. Yay!
Venus, your ruler, is kicking off 2018 with the same wild energy. On 9th January she snogs Pluto the Lord of the Underworld, and just like any fairytale kiss, life is never the same again. You too may be bold, seductive and have an aura of the maverick about you. You might be tempted to act recklessly in love. You want to walk on the wild side. The Sun is also getting intimate with Pluto on the same day, so you feel confident enough to chase a dream. Later on, the 21st, Venus is getting it on with Neptune bringing a sense of spirituality, dreaminess and fantasy to your love life. You are seeking soul connections and have a tenderness about you that is very appealing. Be careful you don’t fall for an illusion however, as you surrender to heightened emotions. Although when Jupiter goes retro from the 9th March, an ex-lover may turn up, reformed, and eager to rekindle the romance.
Ruler Venus makes a rare retrograde in October, and you dive into a reflective phase. You seek space to soak up the experiences of the past few months, and again your thoughts might just turn to ex-lovers or your relationships as a whole. If you have got back with an ex, you should now see clearly if they have changed their ways or if your mutual dynamic can work long term. When your ruler the sorceress of love goes direct in November, you feel back in control and able to make decisions about the future of love if you need to. Bear in mind that Mercury is retrograde until December the 6th so it might take a while for a union to pick back up. Don’t be afraid to play the waiting game.
A powerful eclipse in August brings your focus back to home, family, living arrangements, your career and lifestyle. Remember, eclipses cover up but then they reveal. You may deep down know that it’s time for big decisions that impact on your long term security, where you hang your hat or make your bread. As I said at the start of the reading, you tend to resist or put off change – even when change is overdue. As the revealing influence of the eclipse kicks in, this combined with Uranus working to free you from any ruts you have dug for yourself, means that you all too clearly see the need for change and embrace it rather than resist it. Your only regret may be that you did not do it sooner! A freer yet more sustaining phase of living is the result and this may be one dramatically different to what you envisaged for yourself at the start of the year.
2018 is an opportunity to shift your life, to swim in a fresh direction and to release patterns, people and ideas that have held you back. This can be both challenging and exciting both at the same time. But when you stop and think about it, isn’t that just what rollercoasters are like? You get caught up in the excitement, you scream at the top as you hurtle down but when you get off you go: What a ride! There may be twists and turns ahead, but 2018 could just offer you the ride of your life.
Over the past seven years, you will have experienced a revolution in networking and connections. Your ideas about your tribe, clan and collaborators have likely taken a dramatic turn. You have handled this well as you are one of the most flexible and adaptive signs. You tend to adore new stimulation, fresh ideas and can’t abide being stuck with too much routine. Having said that if you look back seven or eight years, and then check out your belief systems and kinships today, you’ll see how far you’ve come. This is all thanks to Uranus, that extraordinary and maverick planetary Lord who has been in his ruling house in your chart, who shakes things up, so we can discover our inner genius.
Mr Electric Dream is about to change signs and lead you into a new adventure. In May, just prior to your birthday, he enters your subconscious, magical zone and helps you release things that you have hidden or realise what has been hidden from you by others. Secrets might be suddenly exposed, both yours and others, as the way Uranus works is like a bolt from the blue! An unexpected synchronicity or psychic experience may transform you, and if you have any addictions, you can overcome them now, perhaps in an unorthodox way.
Having said that this year is a bit of a tease as Uranus arrives in this house in May and leaves on the 6th November to head back into your 11th during his retrograde period. Pay rapt attention to what happens in between May/November as this may be the only clue you have to what merry dance Uranus will take you on for the next seven years from 2019 onwards when he returns to your 12th. For best results consciously engage and flow with his energy. Whatever happens, there is likely to be a sprinkling of mystery, and you’re urged to become an enchantress of your destiny.
29 Oct 2018, 27 Nov 2018, 21 Dec 2018 are all significant dates for you, write them down! Mercury, your ruler, joins forces with expansive Jupiter in your health and well-being house. You are taking care of the details you need to triumph and changing your routines to optimise your health. You might fall in love with your work and start a path that fulfils your spirit. The key is expansion with Jupiter. To think, act and go boldly. This involves more than one area of your chart so therefore more than one area of your life. Both planets are involved in travel so travel for work, for pleasure and also dealing with people from overseas are also possibilities. Remember, Jupiter ‘bigs’ things up. He opens up our horizons. Time to step into a larger world than the one you usually inhabit.
Saturn has already changed signs as we go into 2018 and he is in your intimacy, power, money, sex and primal zone. I’m not going to say this is easy but I will say that if you play your Tarot right, you might find yourself in a position of authority. Influential people enter your life, and there could even be an inheritance or a windfall that is long overdue. Saturn is all about responsibility, and he will not tolerate BS. It’s time to face all things primal and make sure you use your power wisely and with the utmost integrity. Do this, and you can expect a significant reward.
Pluto and Saturn are both in your primal zone all year making this a profound time. These two Planetary brothers are all about investigating life, death and rebirth, facing wounds from the past and overcoming them and understanding the cycle of your soul. When the Sun conjuncts Pluto on the 9th Jan you should start to understand the benefits of digging deep. Mercury is also joining Saturn on the 13th, and then Mr Quicksilver hugs transformative Pluto. Others might be astonished by how serious and focused you have become. You are earnestly seeking to make a significant change.
Mercury goes retro on the 23rd of March bringing in old friends, teammates and groups that you used to hang out with. Should you reengage? You’ll know by mid-April when you Mercury goes direct and Chiron the wounded healer shifts signs. Chiron has not been here since 1977. Chiron is a comet which has a unique orbit, and his gift to us is not only to heal our wounds but to use our painful experiences to help others. What issues do you have when it comes to a sense of belonging? Have you ever felt like the odd one out or do you have a pattern in group environments? Chiron is hanging about for some time and encourages you to give back and share what you’ve learned.
Venus is sweeping into your relationship zone on the 7th August and bringing some much-needed peace and harmony. You’re able to experience soul connections that sparkle. Beauty is everywhere, and you’re every inch the lover. From the 8th November, lucky Jupiter also enters your love zone helping all your intimate relationships stretch, grow and empower you. Singles could be entering their every own version of Love Island. At least one potential partner could present themselves. They could have a touch of the exotic adventurer about them or just be larger than life on some level. They see love as a journey or an adventure. Are you ready to join them on it? Jupiter has not visited this sector of your chart for 12 years and he will be intent on you learning about the Power of Two on some level. Just remember this house rules partnerships of all kinds – business, activity, collaborative and our long term friendships too. If we feel an affinity to a special animal soul this would also come under the rulership of the 7th house – especially as Jupiter rules large animals such as horses. Be open to what form your partnership experience will take. But know that one will be coming. Others could see Jupiter’s benefits manifest via their partner’s success or a partnership now move on to the next stage.
The 7th is also our house of open enemies but with Jupiter in here, if you do have to deal with someone difficult, you are unlikely to be fazed by their antics. You’re more likely to laugh than get upset. But Jupiter has our back and if you have been dealing with someone unpleasant for a while, you may find Jupiter just removes them from your orbit or just that they no longer have the power to upset you the way they used to. As this is your house of long term partnerships, just be aware that while Jupiter is all about bringing us benefits and amazing strokes of luck, if something is broken beyond repair, Jupiter cannot fix it for you. What he can do however, is make is easier to part amicably than at any other time. And if you have learned from this, place a new love opportunity in your path when you are ready.
There’s an electric excitement and the power of potential surrounding you this year. So be adaptable, maintain an expansive mindset and be ready to embrace whoever or whatever arrives as changes to how you love, your ideas and your personal power base bring you thrills and the unexpected right out of the blue!
Life for you is about to get a lot more interesting! You’re moving out of your comfort zone and embracing a revolution in your social zone. Uranus has been in your career sector since 2010! Hopefully, you have had an opportunity to discover your true calling or to appreciate what you and you alone, bring to the table. Have you become the champion of your own ideas? No doubt there have been shocks, wonder, thrills, breakthroughs and even some instability along the way. The ride is not quite over, there should be a crescendo of wonder to finish off 2018 as you end it on a high note. But there are also some spectacular shifts to come. So let’s get started. Your career can launch you into a different direction so align yourself with mavericks, entrepreneurs and influencers. This should be your mindset – open to possibilities.
On 9th Jan the Sun joins forces with naughty and intense Pluto in your relationship zone. Expect an intimate revelation but also to know your worth and power. Much of this year is about you finding your strength in your personal relationships, and you’re likely to be much more feisty than usual. You also know what you want and are clearer about this than you have been at any other time. What is happening in your relationship zone this year and on in to 2019 and even 2020 is not just some once in a 10, 15 or even 20 year cycle. It is a once in a lifetime cycle. Expect not just a transformation in your personal life but to how you love and relate to others. Even the kind of partner you are seeking may change dramatically as you find your own deepest needs surfacing and making themselves known. There’s alchemy happening here. Elements fuse to create a new love dynamic within you. You are changed and therefore so is the way you love – and the kind of lovers you attract.
The total Eclipse of the Full Moon on the 31st January gives you an intuitive taste of a shift occurring in your finance and abundance area this year. When the Full Moon eclipse occurs, it’s the perfect time to let go of any doubts as a symbol, dream or strange coincidence gives you a clue on which direction to take. The new Moon which follows on Feb 15 helps you cast out old shadows and insecurities. 2018 is about self-acceptance and a deep inner healing which leads to a new level of fearlessness. The planets are beavering away to help you transform any issue that is primal. You can conquer all wounds connected to sexuality, life, death, rebirth. Bye, bye ghosts, hello Goddess!
In the spring the Cosmos helps you to commit to a new level of intimacy. Mars and Saturn are giving you true grit. If you’ve felt bullied or put down your warrioress within can handle and overcome it. You’re gutsy with a taste for the profound. Trust your inner knowing on any issues that come up. You might find yourself thrust into the limelight or have to push the boundaries to achieve your dreams, but the Universe has your back. You might find yourself getting into more arguments than usual as you fight for what you want and are prepared to stand your ground. Having said that there’s also an opportunity for daring and intriguing love affairs and all sorts of naughty shenanigans. You may want to explore where you’ve been afraid to tread before. There’s a desire to walk on the wild side, to live just a little bit dangerously especially when it comes to what you might have previously thought of as ‘forbidden fruit’. Whether it is or not now is very much up to you.
On May 15 Uranus shifts signs giving you a flavour of what to expect in 2019. Uranus is a genius, radical who loves to shake things up, get us thinking outside the square and to bring us sudden, thrilling and surprising experiences. When he enters your social zone, he’s likely to bring innovation and necessary disruption. Expect a new tribe to pop up. People from different backgrounds, different professions, different life paths cross yours. You can become involved in unexpected collaborations – anything from a band to an internet start-up. Your social media profile is strongly influenced at this time. Do you have a website, blog or YouTube channel? Fancy doing a TEDx talk or to repurpose and relaunch your brand, identity or creativity? Are you yourself an idea whose time has come? Uranus puts you in the spotlight, so it’s up to you to then fly. Think out of the box, try experimenting. Adjust your social scene. Branch out into new areas – and watch the magic happen. Uranus moves back to your career house in November for one last visit. What have you learned since he moved forward? Can you bring this innovation to bear before he exits here for good? Think of the pathfinders who have dared to be different and see how you can emulate them even in a small way and adopt an entrepreneur mindset.
When Venus, La Amore, enters your sign on May 19, others find you bewitching as the Goddess of Love encourages you to love yourself first. After all, if you can’t love yourself, how you gonna love somebody else? Or they love you for that matter! You’re seeking harmony, and any troublesome relationships heal now. Looking for a lover or want to boost your cash flow? Venus is in a mood to indulge you. It’s a time to radiate and in return attract.
The most profound day of the year for you is likely to be July 12th when there’s a Solar Eclipse in your sign! The eclipse is giving you a confidence reboot, an urge to redesign your life, radically change your look or head in a new direction beckons. Remember, eclipses initially cover up. So see this as a time when you ready yourself to unveil or reveal a new you, a new lifestyle or a new attitude. Go within and ready yourself for a transformation. Like a caterpillar becoming a chrysalis. This midyear period sees a total of three eclipses occur within a month as we have a total lunar eclipse in your 8th house of transformation on the 27th. The changes will be deep and lasting. Look to what is transmuting, transforming or which you are now ready to reveal. The next eclipse – this time a solar one, occurs at the time of the new Moon on August 11 in your 2nd. This could potentially be a game changing catalyst when it comes to your abundance and ability to receive it. Let go of any patterns that are not working for you. Look to your emotional connection to prosperity and focus on how to sort out your cashflow. You could receive an intriguing offer and this could reflect your new relationship to both your money and your personal power.
Jupiter is shifting signs in November and firmly taking you to a place of balance. If you look after yourself the Universe will look after you. The next phase is all about your health and wellbeing, as well as service to others. You are given extra juice to sort your mind, body and soul out and to explore the connection between them. If one is out of alignment, this affects the others. Your day job, paid or unpaid work, your duties and responsibilities, bosses, co-workers and your pets if you have them are going to feature over the next 12 months. If you are out of work or seeking to return to the workforce, Jupiter in here should bring you at least one job offer during his stay in here. Those in work could see their role expand and the rewards along with this. If you want to change jobs, again, you should not only receive at least one offer but one that offers you not just better pay but the opportunity to stretch yourself and learn. Travel for work is a distinct possibility with Jupiter in here. Your confidence allows you to aim high and your willingness to tackle any task plus the enthusiasm you can bring to the job means you’re in a position to make a positive impression on bosses or those in positions of influence. People will want to work with you as you exude esprit de corps so collaborative ventures are favoured now.
This is your house of health and fitness and Jupiter of course rules sport and the great outdoors. As pets feature some of you may adopt a furry family member and walking a dog is a great day to get fit – and meet new people. However, if you are a committed couch potato not even Jupiter can coax you away from the pizza and the boxset! Just be warned that Jupiter loves to expand – and this includes your waistline if you are not careful. Overall, however, Jupiter’s entry into this house usually sees us with more to do, not less. Jupiter wants us to get moving – both in terms of our bodies, and our working lives. Adapting a new philosophy towards our work and making work an adventure is what Jupiter in here is all about. He favours boldness, taking a chance and above all, aiming high. You can do this by harnessing both Jupiter’s power of success and Uranus’ ability to tap into your individual smarts. You’re pretty well unstoppable for 2018 Cancer. Make your mark.
2018 is a year which promises many radical changes. One word of caution though, your ruler the Sun makes quite a few oppositions this year, so he is having trouble asserting himself. Much of your focus is going to be on your career and changing your lifestyle, and this change is likely to be a radical one. Saturn has already sauntered into your health and wellbeing/work zone and joins Pluto who already has a few plans up his sleeve. If you need a work change (or even if you feel you don’t), a development is coming. Uranus is fuelling the fire by entering your 10th house of career bringing in both opportunity and surprises and perhaps even a complete change of direction.
There’s also an overhaul of your body and health habits, as you hone your energy for the journey ahead. All of this power comes to a peak in March when fiery Mars also enters your 6th of work and health and wellbeing. Having felt overwhelmed and perhaps under-powered, you shift gears and can push through your ideas and energetically transform your lifestyle.
Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, is in your home and family zone until November so this is a fabulous time to move, deal with property, or heal family rifts. Your home, living arrangements or just your space should have expanded or you will have benefitted from your home in some way. Some of you may have used your home to generate extra income such as becoming an Airbnb host. Others could have extended or upgraded their home or moved to a better one – larger or in a better neighbourhood. Relocations are favoured and that includes long distance ones. To another part of the country or even to another country entirely for some. Long terms moves of one kind or another can be made or benefits come to you via family or property. There’s no place like home with Jupiter in here.
On the 27th June, your ruler the Sun, opposes serious Saturn who urges you to be practical. A situation might cause you to question your spiritual beliefs or to doubt your intuition and close connections. All of the things that are happening are facilitating a vast shift. You are completing a cycle now with a rebirth ahead. A series of powerful eclipses are about to pave the way for this. Unlike last year, there are no total solar eclipses this year. However, even a partial eclipse of your ruler will pack a powerful punch. Remember, eclipses cover up then reveal. The eclipse at the time of the new Moon on July 13 occurs in your 12th so this is ultra-mysterious. What is nudging your subconscious? Pay close attention as this is pointing you towards what form the shift will take. The second eclipse follows in your partnership sector on July 27. This is a lunar eclipse and it’s all about relating. The message here is of course, none of us are islands. If you are in the process of a rebirth (which you are), it therefore follows that your closest connections will be re-examined too. Not just with regards to your needs within them but what is being reflected back at you. This may take some time to emerge so don’t hurry the process. The soul refinement continues up to the point of the August New Moon in your sign which marks the next eclipse. There’s a chance now for you to reboot your soul’s journey, it’s a clean slate and fresh start. For you and perhaps for a key connection. Again, wait and see.
Be very cautious my feline friend, around money transactions on the 7th September, make sure you’re not hoodwinked into lending someone money or investing in a dodgy scheme. It might be that you have a fantastic idea connected to your spiritual path, BUT make sure you triple check the figures and seek advice regarding a business plan to make sure it’s legit, as the Sun opposes illusionary Neptune on the 7th September. Get rich quick scheme? Bear in mind with Saturn in your 6th there is no such thing for you at the moment. It’s all about regular and sustained effort which pays off for you. Keep this in mind when looking at any opportunities. They are around you, yes. But they require attention to detail and honing your craft to pay off now.
After all this hard challenge, you deserve a break, and thankfully Jupiter is going to give you one as he moves into your pleasure zone on the 8th November. Oh, yeah! Jupiter in here marks the start of what is a year long stay in the spotlight so let’s get this party started! Jupiter wants you to learn, grow and expand your capacity for joy, happiness, creativity, soul connections and children. When the Sun conjuncts Jupiter on the 26th of November you could have the time of your life! All the hard graft of 2018 is going to pay off and if you’ve put your all into it, a massive reward is coming your way. Jupiter in here is all about being willing to take a chance. Luck is on your side. By that I don’t mean taking an unnecessary risk (re-read my comments above about get-rich-quick schemes and investments) but taking a chance on your talents, skills or a job opportunity or to just branch out in a new direction is likely to pay off. Travel is likely now – especially the long distance variety and people from overseas or doing business with them will bring benefits. Romance could sweep you off on a journey you will never forget. It’s a time where events make your heart beat faster. Be prepared for breath-taking things. If you find yourself in the spotlight this year, which is likely, then allow others on your journey to share it with you. Chances are you did not arrive there all by yourself. If you share it, the lasting benefit of this cycle will be the people who will form part of your Dream Team and will be there with you and for you for a very long time to come.
This year could offer the fresh start you have been waiting for Leo, where you redefine yourself, your talents and your capacity for love. So leap into 2018 and let the world hear you roar!
It’s time for some serious lovin’ in 2018, Virgo. Saturn and Pluto sit in your 5th and the start of the year will see ruler Mercury meet both in here. Yes, Saturn can make heavy weather out of things. But the upside of this is you should now be able to recognise whether or not a lover has long term potential – or not. The benefits are far-reaching for you: no more time wasters. Saturn and Pluto are both in their own way, concerned with endings. So, you are likely to see anything which doesn’t have a future end very early on in the year new. Don’t despair and see this as a new beginning rather than an end. There’s a massive transformation occurring in the far reaches of your soul now. And it relates to the love you have and the love you show in return. Your creativity is also in focus so expect a renewed commitment to that and anything that makes your soul dance and life sparkle.
This is the year of the crazy retrograde. Now, being Mercury ruled you are used to the madness that can rule when your ruler appears to move backwards in the sky. Get ready for even more mayhem than usual this 2018 however. During the July/August period at one point we will experience a total of six planets retrograde all at the same time. Yes, your ruler will be one of them, heading backwards through your house of the past and secrets. But we will also see Mars making a rare retrograde through your 6th and that back into your 5th during this time. Jupiter will head backwards in your 3rd, Saturn and Pluto will retrograde in your 5th, Neptune will retrograde in your partnership zone and Uranus having moved out of your 8th and on into your 9th from May 15 will also head retrograde from the second week of August.
You may feel like you are going over old ground once more in so many areas. This may include partners and your closest friends. You may find it difficult to express your feelings or else just feel others are not making any effort to see things from your perspective. If you are not careful, frustrations can result in arguments and also things getting blown out of all proportion. Look back over the past seven years because Uranus in your 8th of fears and intimacy should have left you with a new way of dealing with those deep seated issues. Especially those between you and those closest to you. With Neptune still in your relationship zone, you can access a different approach now and come from a place of compassion – perhaps for yourself. You are only human after all!
Just bear in mind with outer planet retrogrades, that these tend to increase rather than decrease the planet’s influence. Unlike Mercury retrogrades where everything just goes haywire! Uranus in your 9th retrograde can have you wanting to escape and leave everything behind. Just be mindful of what you are running away from. That fantasy about being a beach bum may look appealing, until you have to pay the bills on the beach hut. However, Uranus in your 9th brings a fabulous, universal outlook, a desire to embrace new, perhaps even ‘radical’ ideas and for new experiences. You may find yourself getting involved with or even studying subjects you might have dismissed before now. Your mind is more open, more enquiring than it has been for a very long time. You may also be drawn to visit unusual places. Again, these may be destinations you would have had no desire to visit before. Now you want to get off the beaten track – or whatever that means for you, as the diverse and the unique call to you.
Departures from the ‘norm’ are where your success lies this year. A good philosophy is to look at what you have chosen in the past and what the results were from that. This rules everything from your wardrobe choices, to lovers, holiday destinations and career moves. If you’re happy with your results – fine. If not, this year is all about making that different choice and seeing if you get a
different outcome. Instead of saying: That’s not for me, Uranus in your 9th wants you to say ‘That IS for me!’. Try it and see.
Jupiter planet of luck, abundance and learning remains in your 3rd for most of the year. What are you learning? This is a Mercury ruled house in your chart so commerce, communication, writing, teaching and travel could feature. This is your house of your siblings if you have them and your neighbourhood. Getting more involved with your community is one aspect of Jupiter in here as is receiving benefits via siblings or neighbours. Above all however, Jupiter in here is all about seeing how far one idea can take you. This could be an idea for a blog, book, screenplay, website or business. Or it could be an idea that can be shared with others. It’s about having good game rather than just talking one. You need to bring it with Jupiter in here. From November onwards he’ll be making his annual shift – from your 3rd and in into your 4th of home, family, security and that sense of belonging. There could be benefits from women in your life – especially from your mother but women in general could prove to be very helpful now.
This is an excellent transit for moving house, for extending or improving your current home or for buying something expensive that you’ve wanted for it for some time. This is also an excellent transit for business dealings, for impressing superiors, for your public/professional image and for long term decisions. Family events and celebrations feature too – or perhaps the cause for celebrating is yours! 2019 could be the year when you bring it all together and 2018 gives you the means to pave the way for all of that.
Your love life is under the spotlight for most of 2018. Quirky Uranus has been given you quite the rollercoaster ride over the past seven years. 2018 Kicks off with Uranus turning direct in your house of love. Have you had shocks, surprises or revelations connected to an ex? If so things are calming down after the 2nd.
Having said that you are still keen to make radical decisions to find peace and harmony in your close relationships. Venus, your ruler, is joining forces with game changer Pluto in your home and family zone. If you’ve been waiting for an energy shift, Pluto could deliver. Be proactive and think about what you can do to give it a helping hand. The Sun is also conjunct Pluto on the same day giving you the confidence to say what you need and want from home and family.
2018 could be a spectacular year to invest or transform property, look out for an idea on the 16th when Jupiter the planet of good fortune in your money and security zone sextiles Pluto. With Saturn as your houseguest in your 4th, you are laying the foundations for something that truly sustains you. Home, family and your roots as well as your past will either be cemented or re-defined by you. There’s an element of putting the past in perspective here. Of looking to what truly sustains you and of establishing your priorities. You may move or buy property at this time. See Jupiter as your banker and Saturn handing you the keys. This is all about creating a future and thinking in the long term. You’re bringing a new maturity to this and also a new perspective. You make your own rules and perhaps, if you have long term issues around family, then to heal these. This may involve re-writing the rules about what family is to you. You can live on your own terms now and again, these are keys to your future.
February brings you the ability to bring about a deep healing as Venus conjuncts Neptune on the 21st. This allows you to move into a space of self-love and forgiveness. 2018 is an empowering year for you. Through being compassionate with yourself, there comes a magical shift in your love life. There could be cosmic and karmic link and soul contracts operating here. Venus enters Aries and your 7th house of love on the 6th March further enhancing the cosmic magic. Chances are your higher self has been sending you messages through dreams, insights and just ‘gut’ feelings before all this transpires. You may have an intuitive sense someone is going to appear – and then they do. Tap into your inner knowing now.
Jupiter goes retro from the 9th March bringing in a possible return of potential from the past. Take meetings and hook up with past contacts who might prove more influential than you think. Where you in love with a project or had a lofty dream you let go of? Now is the chance to reboot, revamp and upcycle it. For best results be consistent. Nothing pays off like persistence. It’s time to dedicate yourself to a dream – and see it through.
The major news of 2018 is Uranus which moves from your relationship zone to your house of primal power. Uranus in the 8th house is going to make the next few years incredibly interesting.. Expect profound experiences and close encounters this year. Sex, money, life, death, rebirth and intense experiences. Uranus is waking up the depths of your soul; anything buried now rises from the ashes. The Universe is asking you to examine your relationship to power and powerlessness and all your raw emotions and subconscious desires. Remember, all the parts of ourselves we fear, we disown – these ‘shadow’ elements are in fact where our power resides. Uranus in here can have us looking at these very differently and integrating them. We can reach own for new solutions, new ways of framing experiences and in fact see that our fears have no power over us – unless we choose to give it to them.
On the 7th August Uranus will take you on a magical mystery tour into your past as Uranus seeks to surprise you with old patterns and tunnels of enlightenment. If there’s anything you have chosen not to deal with obsessions, sexual issues or losses from yesteryear Uranus will lend a helping hand. At first it might appear overwhelming but Uranus is intent on showing you your true power. Step out into a radical new dynamic now.
Unlike Mercury, Venus your ruler rarely goes retrograde. So when she does on Oct 6 and in her ruling house in your chart (2nd), this is your cue to pause for serious thought. During the retrograde period she will move back into your sign and while she is moving backwards, Jupiter will shift out of your 2nd and on in to your 3rd. Is there an opportunity you have missed? You are being asked to look again or to be given a second chance opportunity. This is one of those rare cycles that can bring back something you missed –or return something that was always intended for you. Grab it when it reappears.
Jupiter in your 3rd sees a yearlong focus on writing, communication, commerce, the internet, study, travel or just you discovering how far one idea can take you. Actually a very long way indeed. If you have a book, script, blog, website, business or idea you need to share with the world, now is the time to do it. Jupiter will remain in your 3rd until December 2019 and remember, he is also in his ruling sign. This makes him extra expansive, optimistic and adventurous. It’s a time to dare to reach for that dream and Jupiter gives you the confidence to do that, while Uranus plugs you into the power of trying something new, innovative and maybe a little bit radical. The results could just be powerful magic with which to build the cornerstone for your future, Libra. Make 2018 the year of making the many opportunities around you realities.
You begin 2018 on an optimistic note with Jupiter in your 1st. This is a year to expand your horizons, to be confident and to dare to do something new! You will always have your deep Scorpio side, but this year sees you more outgoing, open and embracing whatever comes your way. Of course, it has to have depth, meaning and purpose for you. Above all, Jupiter in here is telling you not to be your old self. So, where do you feel the need for change? In how you look? How others see you? At the very least, project a confident, optimistic outlook and you’ll find Jupiter working for you to bring new opportunities your way. When they arrive – be ready to say ‘Yes!’ to them. And just be aware than sometimes that perfect opportunity doesn’t look quite how we thought it would. That’s why it just pays to be open-minded. Jupiter in our 1st often sees us being sent what we need – not what we think we want.
You’re beginning the year on a high thanks to not just Jupiter but ancient ruler Mars in your 1st who makes a fabulous angle to new ruler Pluto in your 3rd. With Uranus heading direct again in your work zone you’ve the energy to tackle almost any task – especially when it comes to work changes and agendas. Jupiter will also make a highly beneficial angle to Pluto during the second week and January which could see you not only in a position to successfully push forward with ideas, but a beneficial transformation occur on the work front or around a particular project or plan.
The biggest shifts for you in 2018 are around love and relationships, Scorpio. Neptune with his long term stay in your romantic 5th is linking you to the prospect of a more spiritual connection. Just ensure you see your partner for exactly who they are however no matter the depth of the connection that you feel. If you are placing them on a pedestal, not only could you be setting them up to fall off of it, but it actually says more about you than it does about them. When we elevate a partner what it is really saying is that deep down we think they are ‘better’ than us and that we don’t deserve them. So, if you find yourself doing this, look within rather than at them and work on your relationship with your self-worth. You’ll then be surprised at how your relationship with a real human being improves out of sight!
In fact, a radical new approach to relationships could be on the horizon for you in 2018, Scorpio. Uranus, planet of surprises and thrills, exits your work sector on May 15 to arrive in your partnership zone. After the work you’ve been doing on opening up to yourself and the courage to be yourself, it’s now time to open up in new ways to others. There may be surprising twists and turns ahead with partners or potential partners – or even enemies as they are ruled by this house in your chart. But the way you are in close relationships or what you need for a partner, is likely to undergo a radical overhaul now. Get ready for the love revolution, baby! It’s a time where you get to define who or what it is that makes your heart beat faster. Unusual, off-beat and highly individual partners or potential partners may appear now. They may even keep you guessing. The thing about Uranus is that all bets are off. Just prepare to be surprised.
Saturn and ruler Pluto in your 3rd this year make for serious thoughts, ideas and a more serious attitude towards them. You can be taken more seriously at this time especially by those in business or who you present those ideas to. You’re liable to think before you speak, waiting to think through the likely outcomes before saying anything. It may take you longer to bring projects to completion now but the results will be worth taking your time over.
In October, Venus retrogrades in your 1st bringing personal desires, love affairs and even your creativity to a standstill. This will not be a good time to begin anything from a creative venture to starting a new love affair. Venus retrogrades rarely but when she does it is our opportunity to look at what we want from our relationships and review them. During her retrograde cycle, Venus will move back into your mysterious 12th in November before heading direct again and arriving back in your 1st at the start of December. Watch what comes to light during this time as something is about to be revealed – possibly concerning a partner, lover or even a creative project. The past can feature but in a Venus retrograde, be very wary of getting re-involved with someone from your past. If someone reappears and wants a second chance, my advice to you is to wait until Venus is well out of her retrograde shadow which will happen after the third week of December, before giving your answer.
During this Venus retro, Jupiter is going to move out of your 1st and on into your 2nd on November 8. This is of course your house of money, assets, property, talents, self-worth and people who are assets to you. Venus rules this house and again, while Jupiter in here should see your bank account increase, your personal stock soar and you handling larger amounts of moolah during this transit, don’t rush into new financial dealings while Venus remains retro. There’s no hurry as Jupiter is set to be your cosmic banker for the next 12 months. You’re about to step out of a cycle where the focus has been entirely on you to one where you experience all the freedom and pleasure than comes from experiencing the good things of life. You’ll learn a lot about yourself during 2018. 2019 will give you all the opportunity in the world to apply it.
Fast & Furious? You’re actively seeking a fresh challenge as you head into 2018 in high gear, Sag! The reason is Mars heading into your 1st from Jan 26 but before he arrives he’s busy along with ruler Jupiter in your house of secrets and the subconscious, driving you to look closely at your desires – especially the ones you keep hidden from yourself. What is really driving you, Sag? What is it you really want? You’re able to probe deeper and more fearlessly than you would normally and as a result, by the time Mars arrives in your 1st, you are headed towards it with a new confidence. Welcome to the fast lane.
Ruler Jupiter is set to spend most of the year in your spiritual 12th. This can often see us working hard as something behind the scenes – maybe even uncredited. You may even be working secretly on plans you are not yet ready to share with the world. Massive insights into yourself and what you need to be doing to satisfy not just your body, but your soul can be just one pay-off here. You are being prepped for something and it may begin first to manifest in your job or even on the health and wellbeing front.
Exciting changes are due to take place on the work front in 2018 and beyond for you, Sag. It’s time to see yourself as the entrepreneur, the innovator, the start-up queen or king as Uranus exits your 5th and enters your 6th on May 15. For the past seven years he’s been giving your house of lovers, creativity and children a radical overhaul. Chances are you relate to love and your children (if you have them) very differently now to when this cycle started. Be warned however that Uranus is due to make just one more incursion back into your 5th when he retrogrades from November but will exit this house for good in 2019. His re-visit however could coincide with that electric but oh so individual lover popping back up or your children in full-on rebellion mode. Forewarned is forearmed with Uranus.
If your job or working life has fallen into a rut, prepare to be liberated. Uranus can have you setting off in a new, different and totally radical direction to the path you have been on. Even if you are not in paid work, this house rules your daily tasks and routines. Expect these to be turned on their head as you come up with new and frankly innovative ways of getting things done. If you’ve an idea for a business then Uranus in here can see you implement it. However, be aware this is also your house of wellbeing. It may be that you see the need for a radical new approach when it comes to wellness, fitness and your health. Uranus can have you thinking outside the box.
You’ll discover the link between your wellbeing and work during this time. Uranus sends you mind in 1000 different directions. You’ll crave mental stimulation and this is another reason why you may seek a new line of work if your present role doesn’t supply it. You could also be looking to study – astrology is ruled by Uranus so if this appeals to you, why not give it a try? You could also be drawn to read about entrepreneurs, revolutionary thinkers and innovators across all walks of life. What is this trying to tell you? Perhaps you should emulate their thinking or that you belong amongst them! Uranus says don’t be afraid to experiment or follow through on that zap of inspiration that takes you way beyond ‘blue sky thinking’ and out into the unknown!
If you look at the symbol for Uranus you’ll see he has what looks like an old-fashioned TV antenna on top of him! Uranus rules electricity, TV, the internet and IT. This is your opportunity to broadcast your work. Want to be an influencer? Your unique audience is waiting for that podcast or YouTube channel.
But what about love? You’ve an eclipse in your house of intimacy on July 13 and this could see you being unafraid to show your vulnerable side. You’re more open now than ever before. Think about this, people love to be needed. Don’t you? Yes, I know you’re the adventurer and independent spirit of the zodiac. If you can project a persona that’s too independent. Unless someone feels you need them and they can do something for you, they may wonder why you would want them in your life. There’s a massive different between being needy and needing some. All you need it love, Sag so open up and admit this!
Ruler Jupiter arrives in your 1st on November 8 – a red letter day for all Sagittarians. Think back 12 years to when he was last in your sign. What opportunities were you offered back then? Which ones did you follow up on and which ones did you pass up? Any regrets? Expect similar themes to emerge now except you are 12 years older and hopefully wiser. Jupiter is set to embolden you now and also bring you more of those Jupiter/Sag themes into your life that expand your horizons and provide that adrenalin shot of adventure you know you crave! Expect travel, learning opportunities and also lucky breaks while Jupiter is in here. You’ll move out of the backroom and into the spotlight now. After all, isn’t that where you are meant to be?
WOWWEEEE! Have I got news for you! You are about to experience a cosmic conundrum! The Alchemy of 2018 can deliver all sorts of liberation to you. 2018 begins with Saturn your ruler in your sign for the first time since 1991. If you were alive and conscious back then, check out how that year went for you as you might find some juicy clues in how to make the most of this year.
Most signs that have Saturn approaching tend to run screaming for the hills. Saturn is strict, has high expectations and demands accountability. Most signs aren’t you. You work well with structure and blossom when given responsibility. 2018 promises to deliver a juicy challenge and a grand restructuring. Rickety foundations are kicked away with strong, solid roots replacing them.
Capricorn, you are a builder, what you decide to focus on and establish now is not only going to effect this year but possibly the next 28 or so. Choose your projects carefully but as your ruler has your back, aim high.
Love gets interesting this year, as Uranus, the glorious unpredictable one, is going into your 5th house of pleasure and creativity. You have a touch of genius about you, your longings are shifting, and you might find yourself thrust previously unknown sensual experiences. For some Capricorns, there may even be a surprise pregnancy or connection with kids. Uranus intends to spend quite a bit of time here so open your heart to embrace radical loving.
Before Uranus dazzles in your 5th from the 15th May, another powerful love transformation is provided by Venus the Goddess of love hooking up with Pluto the Lord of change on the 9th Jan. Both these babies are in your sign! The Sun in Capricorn is also conjunct Pluto. You are plunging into a fresh way of being. Anything that is not authentic is being swept away. You are determined to succeed and thrive and only want genuine connections around you.
With Mercury entering your sign on the 11th and then teaming up with Saturn on the 13th you enter 2018 making a deep commitment, hopefully this is a commitment to yourself and your life path as well as to anything external. With Mars conjunct Saturn on the 2nd April be careful that you are not being too forceful in pushing your agenda. Take the time to check that you are dealing with others with the appropriate empathy and kindness and are not being too bullish in tearing towards your goals.
Jupiter is giving you a gift in all you collaborations and there should be a feeling of comradery all year. Benefits from friends, groups, bands (literally if you are in one!) and contacts flow your way. No matter what it is you want to achieve this year, Jupiter in here says to begin with exploring the potential for help amongst people you know – or are getting to know. Jupiter always expands our experience in whatever area of our charts he is in. So, expect your social circle to grow and to learn something new about the world from the people you connect with. Jupiter in here also gives you the confidence to be yourself. You’ve the healthy attitude of ‘This is me – take me as I am’. The fabulous thing about coming from this perspective is that you attract others who totally dig you the way you are – and resonate with you. One thing is certain, you’ll be clear about who is on your team – and who isn’t now.
July 13 sees an eclipse of the heart occur in your relationship sector. What needs to be addressed? This is a solar eclipse and while it is a partial one, you need to bear in mind that eclipses cover up – and then things are revealed over time. Your emotional needs could surface and if you are in a relationship, you can use this to get closer to your partner. Single? If someone appears, take things slowly – again, this is due to the eclipse covering up. Wait for the real person to reveal themselves. If what finally comes to light is that you cannot find the solution to your issues, then you may decide to walk away. Whatever occurs now, expect the outcome to be deep and lasting.
Pay close attention to career matters or even those of your partner’s may be affected in November. Throughout this year you have Saturn’s support. Even when he retrogrades from April until September this gives you ample opportunity to continue to build on what you have started to work on or establish. Think of this period as shoring up your foundations or adding to the strength of what you have begun. This is important as when Venus makes a rare retrograde in your 10th of career, reputation and status, you may suddenly lose your sense of purpose and drive. Setbacks and delays are possible and you may even end up feeling you have had a successful charisma by-pass operation as no matter how hard you try, you just may not come across to others in the way you would like. This is because Venus starts her retrograde in your 11th and then moves back into your 10th. Try to avoid important meetings during this period if you can. This also includes dates as Venus rules our love life and your 10th rules the status of your partner – another reason why if you are taken, it may be your partner’s career which is affected under this retrograde. As Mercury will retrograde in your 12th immediately after Venus heads direct again, one possibility from this is that you think you are dating Mr/MS/X. Darcy only to discover you have snagged George Wickham. Or that job offer turns out not to be what you thought it was.
Fortunately by early December, Saturn, Venus and Mercury are returned to forward motion. You’ll find your intuition to be your compass now as the Sun heads towards your sign, bringing the year to a close for you. New ideas and plans will be at the front of your mind for 2019 and what is more – you will have the foundation in place and the knowledge to get the most of these. Do the groundwork and 2018 could just put you on course for long term success.
WOW! Your ruler Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the Sun and around seven years to shift signs. 2018 sees Uranus on the move and leaving your 3rd house of communication and entering your 4th house of home and family on the 15th May. Uranus shifting signs is the biggest significant factor of 2018. You’ve ridden a wave of unexpected ideas, strange conversations, and hopefully leapt into all sorts of fascinating subjects and experiences during his stay in your 3rd. When Uranus moves you get a lifestyle makeover. Uranus is moving towards shaking up your idea of where you want to live, who you want to live with and how you relate to your relatives. Luckily Uranus is your ruler, so you not only handle the unexpected but thrive on change. While Uranus is in your 4th, the one thing you can expect is to be creating a lifestyle that fits you and living now on your terms. Yes, this may seem unusual to some people but for you, it’s your perfect space whether it reminds you of the mothership or the home you choose just happens to be very different from those of your neighbours.
Do you envision living in a totally different way to your parents or the way you were brought up? Perhaps you even felt out-of-step with your family. The great thing about Uranus in your 4th is that if this is the case you will now feel the confidence you need to say ‘This is my life and my lifestyle’ – and not worry about what anyone else thinks. You’re happy to be you and guess what? That means you’re happy for others to live their life on their terms too. Time to claim your home, idea of family, living space or lifestyle. Yes, it may look revolutionary to some but for you – it’s just home and you’ll make yours no place like anyone else’s!
You’ve two important eclipses that kick-start 2018 for you, Aquarius. The first is at the end of January in your house of partnerships and long term love. This may bring to an end a situation with someone which has been hanging around since August last year! You’re ready now to move on into a new dynamic when it comes to being partnered up after this. And you won’t have to wait long for this to appear.
The New Moon and Solar eclipse in your sign on February 15 is a game changer for you. Everything you knew or thought you knew is stripped away. You are going through a powerful rebirth that gives you the chance to start again. Let go of fear, insecurities and negative perceptions. As empowering and liberating as this is it also involves letting go of habits, people and any lifestyle that no longer serves you. It’s time to step up and have the courage to be all that you can be. The time between this eclipse and that of the Total Lunar Eclipse in your sign on 27th July brings a powerful awakening. Make sure you sort things out before then. A peak emotional experience is on the way. It will also be time to recognise the people and relationships that truly support you – and to make these your focus and discard those that don’t.
In 2018, Jupiter continues to shine his light on your career zone. Jupiter reveals where our luck is likely to be, BUT he insists we stretch and grow. There are huge opportunities in your career in 2018. On the 9th March when Jupiter is retro look out for an old work connection that could bring you valuable information to enhance your career now. Believe in yourself and be prepared to take risks. What do you want to achieve? If I had a magic wand what spell would you want me to cast on your job? Jupiter is your wand; he will provide you with the clues, BUT you need to follow through and make it happen. Anything is possible with Jupiter at your side. Ready or not the spotlight is on you as your career soars.
In November it will be time to make a wish. Why? Because Jupiter will be moving on into your 11th which not only rules friends but your goals, wishes and dreams too! I always tell people not just to make one wish but three when Jupiter arrives in here. You should see at least one fulfilled during his stay – possibly more. But you do have to remember he is not your fairy godfather! Jupiter in here especially embodies the saying ‘Heaven helps those who help themselves’. Jupiter will aid you with goal fulfilment but you have to do everything in your power to attain it. Remember, Jupiter rules travel and it’s always about the journey. So see the journey itself as the goal rather than you destination and you will most probably arrive with what you want when you get there.
Socialising with larger groups, people with overseas connections, people with different belief systems to your own – Jupiter is all about opening up your horizons and seeing yourself as a friend to the world. Larger than life people may cross your path or you could benefit from the generosity of friends too. If your social life has been cut back Jupiter in here restores it. But again – you have to get off the couch and get out there to put Jupiter’s ability to put you in the right place and the right time to meet the best company. Don’t be a recluse now.
The only fly in the proverbial ointment is Saturn who is in your 12th house of endings, completion, lack of boundaries, addictions and spirituality. You might find it hard to make commitments or be presented with intense personal relationships that are difficult to pin down. It’s time to face addictions. If you’ve been involved in a situation that dances on the edge of your own morals, there is no more sitting on the fence here. The Universe is asking you to make a choice. There is no messing around when Papa Saturn is involved. Your subconscious is activated, and you can no longer bury things. You’re dealing with your very own Pandora’s box. This may be hard work and at times confronting. Whatever you do, you are advised to play by the rules now, be upfront in all your dealings and know what you stand for (and stand by that). The good news is that if you do the homework, you begin 2019 lighter and free from a ton of long term baggage.
Pisces, polish up your fins and get ready to swim in a whole new ocean in 2018. Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, is urging you to swim out of your comfort zone. Thanks to Jupiter unusual, wacky people, travel and learning all bring you a boost this year. Ready to dive in? Take the plunge!
Perhaps you have been dreaming of shaking things up but were bogged down with responsibilities? 2018 helps you shake them off and fall in love with freedom. The more willing you are to explore life, the more rewards you’ll receive.
The other big flavour of the year is collaboration. Father Saturn is urging you to commit to a plan and find the right tribe that you can trust in. Working together with groups unearths rare treasure further down the line. We aren’t talking about instant gratification, but long-lasting opportunities to build on. Time to connect, be a joiner and have people around you for the long haul. These can be your greatest resource now.
Anything to do with the internet, groups and sharing might feel intense, but in your heart, you know what will bring value to your life. There is no more sitting on the fence, and it’s time to plant your vision and work with others that share your dream. You might find yourself ditching an old gang and breaking free. Ig you’ve thought about running workshops, putting yourself out there or sharing your ideas with others then now is the time.
Saturn gave you the runaround last year, and you might have had to face certain career dilemmas. Saturn taught you not to cut corners, but if you listened to the lessons, you should not have a much firmer footing in your career. Expect immediate revelations around who is right to join forces with as the Sun conjuncts Pluto on the 9th. Collaborations or ways of working transform. Let go of what no longer serves you. And if those doors remain closed to you, no matter how hard you have been knocking, you will now see all too clearly you’ve been knocking on the wrong doors.
On the 21st Feb Venus hooks up with Neptune, as does Mercury on the 25th and the Sun on the 4th of March. You are super psychic and intuitive this spring, and the Universe is taking you on a trip to fairyland. Expect magic and miracles, but like any good quest, there will also be illusions to work through. Life is about to throw up strange coincidences, and you have what appear to be magical powers, use them wisely. The Universe is listening, tilting her ear in your direction, so please be clear about your desires. You could meet a soul connection at this time that plunges you into a previously unknown intensity. Give it time to blossom before you rent the moving van as all may not be what it seems. Often when we meet someone who evokes this kind of intensity, we have a past life relationship with them. There is a deeper lesson to be learned from and with them. But it may take a while until you see what this is. Explore the connection, but take your time doing so.
April 17 sees Chiron, the wounded healer, move out of your sign. While you have experienced a soul cleansing and profound healing during his stay in your 1st, you have no doubt found life quite raw and possibly shocking since 2010. All of your wounds have risen to the surface to be healed. Chiron leaves you stronger, more whole and able to navigate life in a fresh new way, free of past burdens which were dragging you down. Chiron is now entering your security zone and asks you how you feel about money, security and safety. Do you feel you deserve money? How did your family relate to money? How secure do you feel in the world? Chiron will reveal all and if there are issues or wounds to be worked through around your self-worth or ability to receive abundance, expect these to emerge. However, Chiron in here puts you in a place where you will have no problem confronting these head-on. The result could just be increased self-worth and confidence when it comes to just asking for what you want.
Uranus is also shifting signs so expect lots of information coming your way. Genius ideas, unexpected conversations and all sorts of news will rock your world. You’ll delve into unusual and even unexplained subjects seeking and even finding answers. Expect new friends and a sparkling social life all of which come out of the blue. 2018 is all about being prepared for anything and embracing a different way of being – and seeing. You got this!
There’s a romantic feeling coming in during July when an eclipse in your house of romance, pleasure and fun sets you off on course for enjoyment. You’re able to open up emotionally in a way that you may not have been able to before and let others see those incredible depths, Pisces! Allow people in to your world. It’s safe to do this now. Let down barriers and in existing relationships, bring fun, spontaneity and playfulness back in and you’ll recapture the feelings you had when you first met! Others could find themselves turning a passion into a profession or on the receiving end of professional success. Make work into play and flirt with life. Above all, don’t take things too seriously.
Jupiter remains in his ruling house in your sign until November when he heads off into your career sector. Jupiter is always about expansion around whatever themes the house he is in rules. As he moves into your 10th expect an increased emphasis on your professional life and ambitions. You may feel as if there are no heights to which you cannot aspire. It’s time to act with confidence and extend your ideas around what is possible for you to achieve now. Be seen as someone who knows where they are going. Travel for business or dealing with big business – large companies, corporations, the ‘establishment’ is likely but this may be very much on your own terms. People in positions of influence may offer their help. Need a mentor? Jupiter in here could deliver them or allow you to take that massive step up the ladder – missing out some rungs and going straight to the corner office! The message is aim high, have faith in your abilities and take a chance. Time for bold moves when it comes to creating your success story as we head on in to 2019!
You’re ending the year with Mars meeting your ruler Neptune. This is a special meeting and can bring about you acting with love, compassion and empathy. You’re open to others but not about to be a pushover either. You may realise that actually love thrives when there are boundaries or when we are unafraid to be who we are. Both these planets can make you comfortable with yourself and that’s the best relationship of all to have because it is from our relationship with ourselves that all others flow. The best reflection of what we feel about ourselves is to be found in how others treat us. 2018 could see you loving yourself more and as a result, getting the love you seek in return which takes you on into 2019 – and beyond.
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I’ve been creating my Knight-Waite tarot deck for three years.
It has been such a labour of love, I can’t wait to unleash it!
It will launch in 2023, but why not take a little sneak peek at the cards below?
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