The most important factor for you about 2018, isn’t what is happening and more what isn’t. Even if you’re still facing the same challenges, life still brings the same demands and you’re dealing with the same problems, they will feel lighter and easier to manage. They should also start to ease off dramatically the further into the year you travel. For what you leave behind in 2017, is the pressure on both you and your relationships. Yet from this, you’re able to move into the New Year with a clearer sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. What 2018 does is create an opportunity for a reboot, with life changing the record. This year there is a lot more focus on income, work and career matters, with the potential for this to become one of your most lucrative years in over a decade. To start with the focus is more on income and job matters, with anything over and above the normal annual quota of career developments not kicking in until early November. What makes this such a potentially lucrative year is that you have lucky Jupiter in your income sector until the 9th November. However, there will be planets staying on to exploit as much potential as possible, right through to January 2019. No matter where things stand at the start of the year, 2018 has more earnings potential than any other year in over a decade. This is being backed up by some favourable developments on the job front this year. With Neptune in your work sector since 2012 and not due to leave until 2026, Jupiter and income forces find a natural ally here. Yet it helps that conditions on the job front also improve this year, finding it a lot easier to move on from the things that have held you back in the past. Watch out for developments on the career front around the time of a solar eclipse in your career sector on the 13th July. This is a complete wildcard and could trigger unexpected developments across the income, work and career fronts. This is also a taste of things to come, ahead of the North Node’s return to your career sector on the 7th November. While this is a stunning year across the income, work and career fronts, this does present you with a problem that needs to be taken seriously from the get go. That problem is work/life balance, for 2018 is not just your most important year for home, family and/or property matters ever, but is the start of an important three year period. As Pluto and Saturn team up in your home and family sector, they will police a balance between your home and professional lives.
There are some big shifts on the relationship front this year and all of them for the better. While it was good news for you personally to have Jupiter in Libra from September 2016 to October 2017, this puts a lot of pressure on your relationships. Mainly because this put a lot of pressure on Uranus, who is making his first visit to your relationship sector in eight decades. Yet Jupiter’s departure has taken the pressure off your relationships and while there were some sporadic outbursts in the final months of last year, they had become a lot scarcer. With no more planets in Libra, until Venus returns in early August, this creates relationship pressure for the first half of the year. But even then there won’t be a repeat of previous years, for with Uranus leaving your relationship sector on the 16th May and not returning until the 7th November and then only to tie up loose ends, this major relationship journey is coming to an end. Since returning in 2010, Uranus has been on a mission to create something real and authentic, even if that meant going to war against anything that wasn’t in your or your relationships best interest. There is a lot of support for Uranus and your relationships in his final months, starting with Mercury, the planet of communication’s return on the 6th March. This should be a 15 day visit aimed at giving your relationships a voice, but instead, Mercury will stay on until the 14th May. With Uranus leaving on the 16th May, Mercury will be around in his final two months to ensure the communication lines are open. A retrograde phase from the 23rd March to the 15th April will even provide an opportunity to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. With Venus moving through from the 7th March to the 31st March and the Sun from the 21st March to the 20th April, there will be a lot of support during those final months. However, there is a surprise visitor on the 17th April with Chiron, the planet of healing making his first visit to your relationship sector in five decades. Chiron is only here until the 26th September, but when he returns in February 2019, he’ll stay on until 2027. In the meantime, there is something special happening on the romantic front this year as well. A solar eclipse on the 18th February and a total solar eclipse on the 28th July is a result of having the element of fate in play all year. While January is an especially romantically charged month, Mars is doing something special this year. The warrior planet of the cosmos will move through from the 16th May to the 13th August, only to return for a double dip visit from the 11th September to the 16th November.
In any given year there will be parts of the year where there is planetary activity on the income front and other parts of the year when there is planetary activity on the financial front. This is the normal pattern of a normal year, with the focus usually on income matters in October and November and the focus on money matters as a whole, in April and May. That is because that is when the Sun moves through your income and financial sectors and where the Sun goes, Venus and Mercury follow. However, every now and then we have a year where, while the normal patterns still apply, there is something bigger going on and 2018 is one of those years. To start with this is all about income matters, with lucky Jupiter in your income sector until the 9th November. This makes 2018 one of your most potentially lucrative income years in over a decade and with a lot of support from Neptune on the work front, this has the potential to be very lucrative. Things get off to an empowered start, with Mars also in your income sector until the 27th January. The Sun, Mercury and Venus all moved through late last year, supporting Jupiter in his early months. However, Mars is the planet that can really smash through glass ceilings and give us the confidence to fight for what we deserve. Apart from a Full Moon in your income sector on the 30th April, which could trigger unexpected income developments, Jupiter will largely work in the background. The real push will come when Venus returns to your income sector on the 9th December, exactly two months to the day before Jupiter is due to leave. With Mercury returning on the 10th October and the Sun on the 24th October, there will be plenty of support during Jupiter’s final months. Even after the fact things will continue, with Venus returning for a double dip visit from the 3rd December to the 8th January. This will squeeze out any remaining income potential, from this extraordinary year. While it won’t be immediately apparent, there are also some exciting developments on the financial front this year. To start with it is business as usual, with no focus on your financial situation and money matters as a whole until Venus returns to your financial sector on the 31st March. With Venus here until the 25th April, the Sun from the 20th April to the 21st May and Mercury from the 14th May to the 30th May, this is when your annual financial update will take place. This is still business as usual until Uranus returns on the 16th May. This is the first time Uranus or any of the outer planets have visited your financial sector since 1942 and apart from a short break from the 7th November to the 6th March 2019, he’s here until 2027. This is the start of a major new period of financial growth and a journey towards a more authentic approach to money matters.
You have the best of both worlds on the professional front this year, with some real advantages on the work and career fronts but in both cases with little effort required in return. Neptune, who has been in your work sector since 2012, is having a stunning year without doing anything more than he has already been doing. Neptune, the planet of dreams and fantasies is charged with fuelling your dreams and daring you to imagine. However, it is more what is happening around Neptune this is set to make this such a good year for work and job matters and especially for following your dreams. The most obvious advantage is that you not only move into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your income sector but until the 29th January, Mars as well. With Jupiter in your income sector until the 9th November, they will work in tandem all year as the planets of luck and dreams, creating the potential for a stunning year on both fronts. Another reason why work and job matters are likely to fly this year is that Chiron will be gone for much of the year. Chiron has been in your work sector since 2010 and as the wounded healer and gatekeeper to old professional demons, this has made it hard to move on. With Chiron gone from the 17th April to the 26th September and then leaving for good next February, this will clear the way for your dreams to fly. Those dreams will have plenty of support when the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through your work sector. This is a relatively short period, starting with Venus’ return on the 11th February and ending with the Sun’s departure on the 21st March. However, that is more than enough time to jumpstart things. Apart from a Full Moon in your career sector on the 2nd January, there is no planetary activity on the career front until Venus returns on the 20th May. This is much earlier in the year than things normally start to move, with the Sun not moving through until the 21st June to the 23rd July, as he does at that time every year. With Venus here until the 14th June and Mercury from the 13th June to the 29th June, they will each play their part and pass the baton onto the next planet. This is nothing out of the ordinary, but with Neptune in a good place on the work front and Jupiter in your income sector, the whole period from the 20th May to the 23rd July will be an auspicious period for income, work and career matters. This will end with just one sign that something fateful lies ahead. That sign is a solar eclipse on the 13th July. As well as creating the potential for major new beginnings, an eclipse can only fall close to the lunar nodes. This is the first clue that the North Node is drawing close to its return on the 7th November, where it will stay until May 2020. This brings the potential for fateful new beginning during 2019 and 2020, which is even more good news for Neptune on the job front.
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.