Let’s face it, as the years roll on one year tends to roll into the other without too much actually changing. If that has been your reality then let me introduce you to 2018, a year where everything changes. For you, the biggest change is the transformation in the focus of your life, with a lot of the challenges of the past starting to make sense. Chances are, the last 18 months in particular, from mid 2016 to late 2017, had a familiar theme or challenge. That challenge was not so much work/life balance pressure, but the pressure of having to balance it all. It’s as though life just wouldn’t let you off the hook, continuing to press home a need for balance. As is often the case, it is only after the fact that we get to look back and see the reason why. In 2018 you get to enjoy the rewards, with life naturally becoming more balanced. Recent years have been dominated by income, work and career forces. Whether in the workforce or not, life has been busy and demanding, with a push to succeed, but at the same time you’ve had to balance home and family issues or commitments. Life was pushing for balance, but it was balancing life’s different challenges. What you didn’t realize was happening was just how proficient in juggling you’ve become. Balance is still an issue in 2018, but you’re balancing the good stuff. The demands on your professional life or whatever the driving demands in your life are scaled back this year, while still leaving you with plenty of momentum. In fact, there is every reason to trust that this will be a successful professional year, one that is less busy but more rewarding, especially on the income front. However, this is a year when love, matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative become more pronounced. This, in turn, is supporting an opportunity to travel, study or just to embrace a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure. This is also a massively important year for relationship building, from personal and intimate relationships through to your professional relationships. As Saturn and Pluto meet up in your relationship sector for the first time in our lifetime, this will have an impact on all your relationships. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships at the start of the year, there is a chance either to make new committed relationships or become more committed to those that you’re in.
There is just one word to describe what is happening on the romantic and relationship fronts this year and that word is ‘massive’. So much so that this is a game changing year on both fronts. With Jupiter in your romantic sector until the 9th November, this is your luckiest year for love, matters of the heart and all things romantic in over a decade, with a stunning amount of support along the way. Yet while you have reached your luckiest year for love in over a decade, to even call this your biggest and most important relationship year in decades is an understatement. For what you have moved into and are still getting a feel for at the start of the year, is the most important relationship developments ever. It was just before Christmas 2016 that Saturn returned to your relationship sector for the first time in three decades, kicking off a year visit that will run through to December 2020. This has kicked off a three year relationship boot camp that is also a period of enormous relationship growth, change and evolution. For when Saturn returned in the closing days of 2017, he teamed up with Pluto, the planet of change and revolution for the first and only time in our lifetime. Pluto is here from 2008 to 2024, so this is something you’ve been preparing for, for years and it means that they will remain together for the whole three year period. With Jupiter returning to your relationship sector later next year, you’re heading into the most defining three years on the relationship front in your lifetime. With lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector until the 9th November, but planetary activity keeping things active through to January 2019, the whole of 2018 is dominated by larger than life romantic and relationship forces. You start the year with Mars in your romantic sector until the 27th January, while you also start the year with Saturn accompanied by the Sun and Venus, in his early weeks. Saturn should be left on his own by the time the Sun, Mercury and Venus finish moving through your relationship sector, which they will be by the 1st February, but Mars has other ideas. Having escorted Jupiter into the year on the romantic front, Mars will spend an extraordinary amount of time in your relationship sector this year. Normally moving through in six weeks, Mars will move through from the 18th May to the 16th May and will then return for a double dip visit from the 13th August to the 11th September. Venus will do the same on the romantic front, moving through from the 9th September to the 1st November and then returning for a double dip visit from the 3rd December to the 8th January 2019. Extraordinary support for an extraordinary year on both the romantic and relationship fronts.
The North Node’s return to your income sector and the South Node’s to your financial sector in May 2017 and their position there until the 7th November this year, has big implications on your financial year. There was a taste of this with a pair of eclipses last August, but until the lunar nodes leave, the eclipses will continue and with it fateful and unexpected developments. For the rest of the year, the lunar nodes act as giant magnets, though with a very different influence. The South Node is connected to the past, but also on helping you to break free from old habits and patterns. In your financial sector until the 7th November is the process that will continue behind the scenes. Though when there is planetary activity on the financial front, then this expands to include the potential to access untapped financial potential. The North Node, on the other hand, is connected with the future and works through the element of luck and fate. In your income sector until the 7th November, this creates the potential for a lucrative year, with steady income growth. When there is planetary activity here and especially during an eclipse, this increases the potential for income breakthroughs. You have had Ceres in your income sector since September 2017 and while she will leave on the 28th June, with Venus returning on the 14th June and then continuous planetary activity through to September 6th, there is almost continuous support on the income front. That is not the norm where the North Node is concerned. This makes the whole of 2018 a lucrative zone, but there are some especially lucrative periods. They will be around the time of a total lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 1st February, a solar eclipse on the 11th August and while Venus moves through from the 14th June to the 10th July. These are the hot spots, but a warm field of potential runs from the 14th June to the 6th September. While the North Node will leave on the 7th November, with another total lunar eclipse in January 2019, the year will end with more untapped income potential. By the time you move into the New Year, all the planetary activity has been on the income front and the South Node has been on its own on the financial front, so you haven’t yet seen the full potential here. That will change with Venus’ return to your financial sector on the 18th January, the Sun’s on the 20th January and Mercury’s on the 1st February. With a solar eclipse on the 16th February, this could trigger some unexpected financial gains or developments, with a lot of untapped financial potential by then. That planetary push will run its course with the Sun’s departure on the 19th February, but money matters will get another push when Mars moves through, not once but twice. Mars will move through from the 16th May to the 13th August and again from the 11th September to the 16th November. It is during Mars’ first visit that a total lunar eclipse on the 28th July could really spur the warrior planet of the cosmos into action.
After three extremely busy years the focus dials back on both the job and career fronts this year, but to a point where there is still plenty of momentum, but a much easier pace. It was only on the 20th December 2017 that Saturn left your work sector, wrapping up a three year visit that was as hard as it needed to be, but as easy as a Saturn transit can be. Saturn is the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and he would have kept you busy. However, an alignment with Uranus in your career sector for much of that time and especially in the final year, also ensured that there was the potential for professional growth. With Saturn gone that relentless drive and need to have your work hat on 24/7 is gone, but not the potential this created. You will need to have your work hat on from the get go this year, but considering the brutal pace of the last three years, you can literally crawl into the new professional year if you wanted to. Mercury is on his own in your work sector, but having just turned direct in late December he’s moving at a crawl. At the same time, with Uranus in retrograde motion in your career sector until turning direct on the 3rd January, he’s not even at a crawl, but at a complete standstill. Make the most of this quiet start to the year, for it won’t last. Mercury will leave your work sector on the 11th January and for the first time in over three years, there will be no planets there. However, that is just temporary, with Mars returning from the 27th January to the 18th March. Mars is a planet that makes things happen and gets things done and with Saturn having just wrapped up a three year visit, he will be working to exploit every possible advantage. It is after Mars leaves that work and job matters will operate on momentum alone, until some major developments later in the year. It is while Mars is still in your work sector that things will start moving on the career front and they will take over from where he leaves off. There is not a lot of planetary activity on the career front this year, but definitely enough to create all the momentum you need. It starts with Mercury’s return on the 6th March and will end with his departure on the 14th May. However, a lot will happen during his extended visit. It is during that time that the Sun and Venus will move through and Mercury himself will spend time in retrograde motion. On the 16th May, just two days after Mercury leaves Uranus and here since 2010, he will also leave. Uranus will return on the 7th November and the timing couldn’t be better, but it leaves you with a chance to step right back into the middle months of the year, in order to let things play out. Then, in early November everything will change. Not only will Uranus retrograde back in for a final few months in your career sector, before leaving for good next March, but on the 9th November, just two days later, Jupiter will return to your work sector. This will kick off your luckiest and most expansive year for job growth in over a decade. This is when you’ll look back and see Saturn’s three year visit as the training ground that it was.
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.