The first thing that you are likely to notice about 2018 is a sense that a weight has been lifted off you, that you feel freer and lighter than you have in several years and you’re also feeling a lot more confident. What you’re experiencing is moving into 2018 without Saturn, who had been in Sagittarius from December 2014 to December 2017. Over the last three years, you’ve laid down the foundations for a new three decade long Saturn cycle. The fact that Saturn was in a good place for much of that time and there was a lot of support in 2017, made this a lot less challenging than it could have been, with the hard taskmaster of the cosmos still demanding a lot of you. In particular, that you show up and become the master of your own destiny. Yet just as you finish getting a new Saturn cycle off the ground, you reach a point where you’re now bringing a 12 year Jupiter cycle home. Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will return to Sagittarius on the 9th November, kicking off a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion and growth. Jupiter returned to your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review to begin the wind down process in October 2017, in Saturn’s final months in Sagittarius. This created a situation where the lines between the past, present and future become blurred, with Saturn wanting you to push on and Jupiter wanting you to hold back. With Saturn gone from Sagittarius, there is no longer that conflict. While Jupiter doesn’t expect you to spend the year navel gazing, the planet of luck and expansion will give you permission and even ask that you spend more time in life’s slow lane. This is going to create a relaxed feel to the year and with Saturn gone, there will no longer be that constant need to prove yourself. Yet don’t expect this to be a quiet year, with some stunning and game changing developments on the income and job fronts. To start with the focus is just on income matters, as Saturn and Pluto meet up in your income sector for the first time in our lifetime. With Pluto calling for change, Saturn giving you the power to move mountains if you have to and as they will work together for the next three years, old glass ceilings don’t stand a chance. This will change dramatically with Uranus’ return to your work sector on the 16th May, for the first time since 1942. Uranus will take a short break from the 7th November to the 6th March 2019, but once he returns he’s here to stay. With Saturn in your income sector until December 2020, Pluto until 2024 and Uranus in your work sector until 2026, this is the start of a powerful partnership that will shape the coming years.
Sometimes it is not what is there that is important and more what isn’t and this year, there are two things missing that speak volumes about what to expect. The first thing missing is Saturn. Without Saturn in Sagittarius, the planets that visit your relationship sector this year are able to do so without moving into opposition and without creating relationship challenges, something you haven’t experienced since 2014. Yet since then, you have been through such a process of personal growth that you have a much more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. The other thing missing is Venus, who will visit both your romantic sector and relationship sectors this year but won’t visit Sagittarius. Having left at the end of December 2017 and not due to return until early 2019, Venus is so confident that she doesn’t see the need to return this year. Having left just days after Saturn left Sagittarius and with something special already developing on the romantic front, Venus leaves knowing you, your love life and relationships are in safe hands. To start with all the focus is on romantic matters, with the tide turning in the very early days of the year. Uranus’ direct turn in your romantic sector on the 3rd January will get the ball rolling while bringing him to the start of his end game. Having returned to your romantic sector in 2010, Uranus has had his fair share of roadblocks in his time and in particular, a lot of pressure from Jupiter in 2017. Yet due to leave on the 16th May, these were the wakeup calls you needed. Support will begin arriving on the 6th March, two months after Uranus’ direct turn, but two months before he is due to leave your romantic sector on the 16th May. With Mercury here from the 6th March to the 14th May, he’s the planet that will be here as the Sun and Venus move through, but also as two surprise developments unfold. Chiron, the planet of healing will return to your romantic sector on the 17th April, for the first time in five decades and Juno, queen of commitment for the first time in four years. Uranus might be leaving just a few weeks later, but reinforcements arrive in time to pass the baton on to. Uranus and Chiron will continue transitioning in and out over the closing months of 2018 and into the early months of 2019, keeping romantic matters supported. In the meantime, your relationships will get their turn from Venus’ return to your relationship sector on the 25th April right through to Juno’s departure on the 24th October. This is an incredible six month stretch and without Saturn in opposition, some real relationship building can take place during that time.
In terms of the scale of focus that the money gods place on income and money matters each year, it ranges from the norm you can expect in any year, right through to game changing and extreme. This year you have the game changing and extreme end of the scale on the income front and for the majority of the year the mundane on the financial front. We’ll start with your financial situation and money matters as a whole, for this is easier to explain and gives you a sense of scale. There have been no planets in your financial sector since Ceres left in September 2017 and there won’t be any until Venus returns from the 20th May to the 14th June. With Mercury returning on the 13th June and the Sun on the 21st June, this is the point in the year when your annual financial update takes place, with a chance to take care of any financial housekeeping. With the Sun gone by the 23rd July, this is a short annual update. The only clue that something might be afoot, is that the New Moon here on the 13th July is a solar eclipse. This is the first sign that the lunar nodes are drawing close, with the North Node returning to your financial sector and the South Node to your income sector on the 7th November. This brings the promise of more eclipses next year but is also a sign that money matters might soon be holding their own, especially in 2019. However, the news and where the money gods have all their big guns positioned is in your income sector, bringing you to not just your most important income year in a decade or even decades, but your most important income years ever. Yes, that is ‘years’ and not ‘year’, with Saturn’s return to your income sector in December 2017 kicking off the most powerful three income years you have ever or will ever see again. The power comes from the fact that Saturn has teamed up with Pluto, who has been here since 2008. This is the first time that they have met up here in our lifetime and will not only remain together until December 2020 but at the end of next year will be joined in their final year by Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion. As powerful as this year is, this is just the first year in a powerful three year period, with the third year likely to be the most potent. You begin the year, as you always do, with the Sun in your income sector until the 20th January. You also have Venus here until the 18th January and Mercury from the 11th January to the 1st February. However, the real push will come when Mars moves through, first from the 18th March to the 16th May and then again from the 13th August to the 11th September. To have Mars here as well is giving these powerful income forces a vehicle. Pluto is the planet of change and revolution and Saturn is the planet that gives you the power to move mountains if you have to. Together for the first time here in our lifetime, this creates the potential for enormous change and growth, not just this year but over the course of the next three years.
To begin with, there is nothing to see on the professional front other than what you would expect to see and at the start of any year that means literally nothing to see. This is the norm, for without major planetary activity, your two professional houses are only active at certain times of the year and the early months of each year are not one of those times. The Sun moves through your work sector from the 20th April to the 21st May and through your career sector from the 23rd August to the 23rd September. Not just this year, but at the same time every year. Always has and always will as it’s a case of where the Sun goes Venus and Mercury follow, so will always be at the epicentre of the most active points of any year on the job and career fronts. There has been no major planetary activity in either of your professional houses since Jupiter left your career sector in September 2016 and from the get go it looks like it is back to the normal hum of every year. In addition, as Mars visited both your work and career sectors last year he won’t return until 2019, suggesting an even quieter than normal year on both fronts. In the case of one of your professional houses that is the case, but on the other hand, everything is set to change. The area of your chart getting an ordinary update this year is your career sector. Apart from a Full Moon in your career sector on the 2nd March, the only planetary activity you have on the career front is from Ceres’ return on the 28th June to the Sun’s departure on the 23rd September. That is still an impressive nearly three month period and in light of what is happening on the job front, is more than enough to give career matters the push and momentum they need. To start with it is business as usual on the job front, with things kicking off for the year when Venus moves through your work sector from the 31st March to the 25th April. Venus will get the ball rolling this year, returning to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. With the Sun moving through from the 20th April to the 21st May and Mercury from the 14th May to the 30th May, things should be all over within two months. Instead, it is while the Sun and Mercury are still here that everything changes, with Uranus returning to your work sector on the 16th May, for the first time since 1942. Apart from a short break from the 7th November to the 6th March 2019, Uranus is here until 2027. This brings you to a massive new era of job growth that will continue for years. What makes the timing auspicious, is 2018 is the first of a major three year period for income growth, with the two destined to go hand in hand until Pluto leaves your income sector in 2024.
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.