The last few years have had a heavy focus on income, work and career matters and while this won’t completely disappear, this will ease back to a point where you’re able to experience more of life. After Saturn’s three year visit to your career sector wrapped up in the final days of 2017, there will be a chance to take your professional hat off for a few weeks in January. However, not for long, with Mars moving through your career sector from the 27th January to the 18th March. However, after that push is over, there will be a complete break until Mercury returns on the 6th November, just three days before Jupiter returns to kick off your most expansive professional year in over a decade. Yet that break from the 18th March to 6th November is important. Especially as Uranus will also take a break from your income sector, from the 16th May to the 7th November. Saturn, in your career sector from December 2014 to December 2017 and Uranus, in your income sector since 2010, have been staunch allies. By the time Uranus returns in November, Jupiter will be just three days away and a new push will begin. The 7th November is also the day that the North Node will leave your work sector, where until then it will keep things ticking over on the job front. So what you have is a professional year that is still busy until the 18th March, but will drop back before picking up again dramatically in November. It is the middle part of the year that Jupiter is going to come into his own, as he spends his first year in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery in over a decade. While Jupiter returned last October, it is not until an impenetrable wall of forces in play across the income, work and career fronts start to dial back, that you’ll have a chance to embrace this. This is an area of your chart where Jupiter comes into his own and knowing the professional demands of the past and the professional demands of the future he’ll work to make it count. This creates an opportunity to travel or just embrace life’s richer experiences. This is an opportune year for travel, learning, teaching and even for things such as publishing or study of things like astrology. Anything above life’s normal mundane diet will be enriched and promoted by Jupiter. Yet on top of and underlying everything is the social focus and social conscience this year brings. This is more than a powerful year for personal and professional networking, with a chance that you’ll be taking on more responsibilities within the community itself, whether local or global.
For the majority of the year there is not a lot happening on the romantic and relationship fronts over and above what you would normally expect in any year. If anything, this is a quiet year on both fronts. With Mars having visited both your romantic and relationship sectors in 2017, he won’t be back until 2019 so you have the bare minimum of planetary activity. That bare minimum is the Sun, Mercury and Venus, who must all move through once a year and the annual quota of a Full and New Moon in both your romantic and relationship sectors. Even Mercury is staying no longer than he needs to. When you have a year like this, it creates concentrated pockets, where you’re able to give matters of the heart and your relationships some undivided attention, while they are active. However, as you’ll see there is a clue that something special lies in wait, later in the year. You won’t have to wait long for the first romantic influence, with a Full Moon in your romantic sector on the 2nd January. This Lovers Moon is a New Year’s gift from the love gods and considering what lies in wait later in the year, there could be some clues. After that, apart from the Moon’s monthly visits, you will need to wait until Venus, the planet of love returns to your romantic sector on the 20th May. This kicks off a short, sharp two month romantic update. During that time Venus will move through from the 20th May to the 14th June, Mercury from the 13th June to the 29th June and the Sun from the 21st June to the 23rd July. Had they been moving any closer, this could have been over in less than six weeks. Yet it is a New Moon on the 13th July that brings the first real hint that something fateful is developing, for this will be no ordinary New Moon, but a solar eclipse. Eclipses aren’t random and it suggests that one of the lunar nodes is drawing close. In this case, this is a prelude to the North Node’s return to your romantic sector on the 7th November, which will kick off a fateful romantic chapter that will run through to May 2020. This will include several more eclipses next year. What is also auspicious this year is the timing of the developments on the romantic and relationship fronts. The Sun will leave your romantic sector on the 23rd July, wrapping up all activity until the North Node returns in November. However, by then something special will be developing on the relationship front. It begins with Ceres’ return to your relationship sector on the 28th June, with her first visit in four years running until the 6th September. Ceres is the queen of nurturing and is here to bring her special magic to your relationships. Things will become even more special when Venus moves through your relationship sector from the 10th July to the 7th August. With the Sun in your relationship sector from the 23rd August to the 23rd September, Mercury from the 6th September to the 22nd September and a New Moon on the 10th September, this will give your relationships a lot of concentrated support.
There are two main factors that will define this financial year. The first is what is happening and the second is what is not happening. What isn’t happening is that the financial tension and pressure between income and financial forces that have dogged the last two years won’t follow you into 2018. For a while there, in the final months of 2018 that wasn’t looking like this would be the case. Jupiter left your financial sector and moved out of opposition with both planets in your income sector in October 2017. However, with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars still moving through, that pressure continued and didn’t come to an end until Mars left in December. You will not only move into the New Year with no planetary activity in your financial sector, but January 2018 is the first time you have ever moved into a new month with no planetary activity there since August 2016. And when there is no planetary activity in your financial sector there is no pressure on income forces and no financial tension. That is what is missing this year and it is absent from the get go. With Jupiter gone from your financial sector, this is an area of your chart that is only active at certain points in the year, something that hasn’t been the case since 2015. There is also a twist of fate this year that will see even this year’s financial update unfold problem free. The income front is a very different story, for with Eris in your income sector for over 90 years and not due to leave for another 30 years, she has been here our entire life. Yet as a dwarf planet and as she is here for longer than a human lifespan, Eris acts as the gatekeeper to your values in general. It wasn’t until Uranus returned in 2010 that this power was activated. This meant that when Jupiter returned to your financial sector in 2016 a real power struggle ensued, a power struggle that was only resolved when Mars left your financial sector in December. This sets the scene for some rapid expansion and some lucrative developments on the income front in the early part of the year, starting with Mercury’s return to your income sector on the 6th March through to his departure on the 14th May. During that time the Sun and Venus will both move through and Mercury himself will spend from the 23rd March to the 15th April in retrograde motion. Uranus, who turns direct in your income sector on the 3rd January will exploit all that this support offers. However, Uranus will leave on the 16th May, returning from the 7th November to the 6th March 2019, in order to tie up loose ends. That timing is significant, for the faster planets will move through your financial sector from the 7th August to 24th October. Without Uranus in opposition in your income sector, there is unlikely to be the financial tension you will normally experience at this time of year. Where income matters get a free run from the 6th March to the 14th May, money matters will get a free run from the 7th August to the 24th October. Venus will return for a double dip visit to your financial sector from 1st November to the 3rd December and will run into opposition with Uranus just as he retrogrades back into your income sector on the 7th November. However, as the planet of money, Venus will be working to exploit both sides of the fence.
This is a year of three parts as far as your career situation and professional push are concerned, while there is something very solid and steady on the job front. It was only on the 20th December 2017 that Saturn wrapped up a three year visit to your career sector, a period that has created a huge amount of momentum while asking a huge amount from you in return. The first thing you will want to do is catch your breath and let things play out and that is exactly what you’ll get a chance to do. The Sun, Saturn and Venus all left your career sector within the five days leading up to Christmas 2017, leaving Mercury behind to tie up loose ends. Mercury’s departure on the 11th January will leave your career sector empty for the first time in over three years, giving you a chance to step back. However, Mercury won’t close the doors behind him and this is still very much a work in progress, with this more a chance to catch your breath. For until Mars moves through, you haven’t even begun to exploit the potential from the last three years. Mars will move through from the 27th January to the 18th March and expect a lot to happen in that time. There will be no planetary activity on the career front from Mars’ departure on the 27th January to Mercury’s return on the 31st October, so a planet that normally works to make things happen and get things done, will be doubly committed this year. Things might go quiet on the career front, but there is still plenty of momentum on the job front. With the North Node in your work sector until the 7th November, there is a natural current in effect on the job front, as well as continuous planetary activity. While only a dwarf planet, in your work sector until the 28th June, Ceres will keep things ticking over until Venus returns on the 14th June, taking over from where her sister planet leaves off. This will kick off a more active period that will begin with Venus’ return on the 14th June and end with Mercury’s departure on the 6th September. It is during that period that a solar eclipse on the 11th August will tap into the element of fate the North Node brings in to play, with the potential for major new beginnings and fateful developments. It is during the early days of November that something stunning takes place, all in a 48 hour period. It starts with the North Node’s departure from your work sector on 7th November but is followed less than 24 hours later by Jupiter’s return to your career sector on the 9th November. A year that began with Saturn’s three year visit having just wrapped up, ends with your biggest and most opportune year for career growth and expansion in over a decade underway. By this point, it will be clear that Saturn’s three year visit was the three year professional boot camp needed to prepare you for Jupiter’s opportunities. Once Jupiter arrives, support will continue to flood in for the rest of the year.
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.