You have reached a stunning year for professional growth and for reaching the top of the game, whatever that game is. For most, with lucky Jupiter in your career sector until the 9th November, this is a lucky and expansive professional year, but this includes any area of your life where you channel your competitive spirit and a need to achieve. What gets things off to a good start is having Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your career sector until the 27th January. While Jupiter will spend the majority of the year on his own and the real push to bring things home doesn’t begin until early September, Mars will work to give this professional year as much traction as possible. It will then become more about the journey. Yet throughout Jupiter’s 13 month visit to your career sector, Jupiter is experiencing a strong relationship with Neptune in your income sector. This not only creates the potential to reach the top of your game professionally but for a lucrative year as well. There is also something important developing around Jupiter’s departure from your career sector on the 9th November. While Jupiter will move on, there will be planetary activity here through to January 2019. However, on the 7th November, just two days before Jupiter leaves, the North Node will return to your work sector. This will kick off an expansive period for job growth that will extend out to May 2020, which will piggy back off what has been invested professionally this year. This allows the professional gods to have a far greater reach, right through to 2020. That is significant, for 2020 is destined to be an especially lucrative year. Yet as busy as this year is likely to be, there is also a need to recognize when you need to spend time in the slow lane. While Pluto has been in your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review since 2008, the wind down of a Pluto cycle is a different category to most wind downs. For starters, this is a Pluto cycle that began during the American and French revolutions and won’t end until the planet of change and revolution returns to Aquarius in 2024. This is longer than a human lifespan, so is less a period of personal review and more a chance to revolutionize your ideas and thinking. It was a different story when Saturn returned in late 2017, bringing you to the start of a three year wind down to a Saturn cycle that began in 1991. While life will continue and you won’t need and won’t have the time to spend the year navel gazing, you will need to make time to reflect. The last three years had a lot of focus on being socially plugged in, but this year you are likely to crave more time out to hear yourself think.
To a certain degree, 2018 is a continuation of 2017, especially on the relationship front. With the North Node in your relationship sector from the 10th May 2017 to the 7th November 2018, you’re not even halfway through this fateful relationship journey by the time you move into the New Year. That journey will continue, as will the support that your relationships gained from Ceres’ return last September. Ceres returns every three to four years and as the queen of nurturing, she works to ensure you’re getting what you need from your relationships. With the North Node bringing the element of fate into play, they will continue to work together until she eventually leaves on the 18th June. Yet with Venus returning to your relationship sector on the 14th June and then the Sun and Mercury keeping things active through to the 6th September, support for the North Node and your relationships will extend well into the year. As the planet of communication Mercury’s time here is especially important and especially as this will not be the usual 15 day sprint. Mercury will instead return on the 29th June but won’t leave until September. This is all due to a retrograde phase from the 26th July to the 19th August. It is during that time that Mercury will hold the doors open to the past and second chances, especially when it comes to giving the past and unsaid words a voice. Yet it is during that time that a solar eclipse on the 11th August will also bring an opportunity for major new beginnings. Both the solar eclipse in August and a total lunar eclipse on the 1st February are a result of having the North Node here and are triggers for the element of fate. While relationship matters will be active until the North Node leaves your relationship sector on the 7th November, most of the romantic activity can be found in the early part of the year. This begins with Venus, the planet of love’s visit to Aquarius from the 18th January to the 11th February. This is when Venus will help you cement your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. It is while Venus is here that a total lunar eclipse will fall in your relationship sector on the 1st February and as the planet of love and guardian of your relationships, she will help you to capitalize on this. The next romantic boost will come when Venus returns to your romantic sector on the 25th April, giving the planet of love a chance to focus more exclusively on matters of the heart and all things romantic. With no planetary activity here until Venus arrives, she gets to set the tone for the planets that will follow. What follows is a fairly short update, with Venus gone by the 20th May, the Sun moving through from the 21st May to the 21st June and Mercury from the 30th May to the 13th June. However, without Saturn in opposition there will be no obstacles, for the first time in four years and with Juno returning from the 30th September to the 24th October, there will be some bonus romantic surprises later in the year.
Of your two money houses, your financial sector which puts the focus on your financial situation and money matters and your income sector, the balance of power is on income matters this year. And not surprising, with Neptune in your income sector since 2012. However, this is the first year since then that you’ve been able to take full advantage of this. This is partly because there is a lot less focus on money matters than there has been in previous years and because you have lucky Jupiter in your career sector until the 9th November. The other thing working in favour of both income and money matters this year is that they are largely sticking to their own lanes. The most active months on the income front and also the most potentially lucrative months of the year run from Venus’ return to your income sector on the 11th February to Juno’s departure on the 28th April. Apart from a Full Moon in your financial sector on the 2nd March, there will be no planetary activity on the financial front during that time. This means that income matters will have a completely clear field, with no competition or roadblocks and for the first time in over a decade, with the support of lucky Jupiter in your career sector. Another factor that could see income matters escalate dramatically, especially towards the end and after this period, is that Chiron will leave your income sector on the 17th April. Where Neptune is the planet of dreams and fantasies and will always work to fuel your confidence and a sense of what’s possible, Chiron is the planet of healing and the gatekeeper to old financial demons. Where Neptune wants you to dream Chiron, the wounded healer reminds of past setbacks. To have Chiron leave is going to set Neptune free to soar and in partnership with Jupiter in your career sector right through to the 9th November, this creates a lucrative environment that will continue for the rest of the year. Chiron will return from the 26th September to the 18th February 2019 in order to tie up loose ends, before leaving for good. This will leave Pisces on his own, apart from the annual return of the faster planets and Jupiter’s return in 2021/2022, until he leaves in 2026. Neptune will also be on his own when the Sun, Ceres, Venus and Mercury move through your financial sector, which they will do from the 28th June to the 23rd September. In fact, Chiron will return to your income sector just three days later, avoiding an opposition by the skin of his teeth. All planets moving through your financial sector will move into opposition with Neptune, but with support from Jupiter and with none of Chiron’s old baggage, this will quickly turn into motivation. That period from the 28th June to the 23rd September will be your only chance this year to focus on your financial situation and money matters.
There is something special in the way that work and career forces are working together this year, together not only covering the whole year but keeping things going well into 2020. There will be a handoff in the early days of November, when on the 7th November the North Node will return for an 18 month visit to your work sector, just two days before Jupiter wraps up his 13 month visit to your career sector on the 9th November. There is a whole lot of year to get to before then, but it puts a different context on what would otherwise be a short period of planetary activity on the job front midyear. Jupiter only returned to your career sector in October 2017 and with Mars here until the 29th January, the year starts when the initial push is still taking place. For Mars to spend the first four weeks of the year in your career sector is an advantage on its own. As well as ensuring professional passions, a fighting and competitive spirit are fuelled from the get go, Mars is a planet that likes to get stuck in, make things happen and get things done. This is the perfect start off for Jupiter, who from the 29th January will take things from there. This is the point when it becomes more about the journey and apart from a Full Moon on the 30th April, Jupiter will be on his own until Venus returns on the 9th September. This is exactly two months before Jupiter is due to return on the 9th November, with support arriving to bring things home. With Mercury here from the 10th October to the 31st October and the Sun from the 24th October to the 22nd November, there will be more than enough support to bring things home. Yet in a twist of fate, both Mercury and Venus will return for a double dip visit. Mercury will return from the 2nd December to the 13th December and Venus from the 3rd December to the 8th January 2019. This is after Jupiter has moved on, so the focus will be on exploiting all the untapped potential and making sure no stone has been left unturned. By then there will be something special developing on the job front. That something special is the North Node’s return to your work sector on the 7th November, just two days before Jupiter leaves your career sector on the 9th November. This is a handshake between the professional gods that will shift the balance of power from career and onto work matters. The North Node is the more auspicious force behind lucky Jupiter and here until May 2020, this creates the potential for a lot of auspicious and unexpected developments. This is centred around the eclipses this will create, with a taste of things to come with a solar eclipse on the work front on the 13th July. This is right in the heart of the only planetary activity on the work front this year, which will run from Venus’ return on the 20th May to the Sun’s departure on the 23rd July. If it wasn’t for the solar eclipse on the 13th July and the fact that you have lucky Jupiter in your career sector, this would be a very ordinary annual update. Instead, it has the potential to be anything but.
As the planets move through the heavens in their individual orbits they form angles to the positions that the planets occupied at the time of your birth. This report interprets the way these planetary movements affect you as an individual, and explains how they influence your relationships, your work, your moods, and every aspect of your life. It will also provide guidance as to how you can make the most of opportunities when they arise, as well as helping you to maximize your strengths, and minimize your weaknesses.