This is a huge year by any definition, with some major developments in play. However, the most important of all this year’s rock star developments is Uranus’ return to Taurus on the 16th May. Returning during your birthday month, this will kick off for some the most important solar year in a lifetime and for all, a major new personal journey. Apart from Jupiter, who will spend one year out of every 12 years in Taurus and Saturn, who will spend three out of every thirty years here, there has been no planetary activity for longer than that, since Uranus himself left in 1942. Apart from the few months that Uranus will retrograde back into a nostalgic part of your chart from the 7th November to the 6th March 2019, the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected is here until 2026. Uranus is the planet that brings your personal truth and a chance to express the real you and is something you’ve been preparing for, for eight years. For it was in 2010 that Uranus began winding down a Uranus cycle that began in 1935, with his return to Taurus on the 16th May kicking off a new Uranus cycle. Uranus will return a day after a New Moon in Taurus on the 15th May and will bring a chance to commit to your new solar year, the future and the journey ahead, little knowing that just 24 hours later this will need to be revised. While with Jupiter in your relationship sector until the 9th November this is a massive year for relationships in general, this is unlikely to conflict with this new period of personal growth. Uranus returns to Taurus too late into Jupiter’s 13 month visit to ever move into opposition, though there could be some conflict between the two in September, October and into the early days of November when the faster moving planets return to help bring Jupiter’s year long visit to your relationship sector home. However, as long as you work to maintain a balance between your personal and relationship needs throughout the year, that shouldn’t be a problem. Another major theme this year is learning, travel, adventure and all things associated with the higher mind or moving out of your comfort zone. Anything from higher learning, publishing or travel for more than just being an armchair tourist has some serious support. So much so that you will find it hard to simply go through the motions. Yet there are also plenty of professional options this year, especially in the first six weeks of the year, but also in the period from the 16th May to the 13th August and from the 11th September to the 16th November.
While all the focus is on your relationships this year, what planetary activity you do have on the romantic front is nothing to sneeze at. Unlike on the relationship front, where there isn’t a moment of 2018 where there isn’t at least one relationship god on the field, this year’s romantic focus sits in a band that starts on the 28th June and runs through to the 23rd September. This is a period of just under three months, but there is one special visitor this year. That visitor is Ceres, queen of nurturing, who makes her first visit to your romantic sector in four years, from the 28th June to the 6th September. The only other planets that will visit this year are the Sun, Mercury and Venus, but they will all arrive during Ceres’ watch and all starting with a deeper sense of what you want from love from the get go. It is when Venus, the planet of love meets up with her sister planet Ceres that the real magic will happen, from the 10th July to the 7th August. Yet while romantic matters won’t dominate the whole year, there is a distinct pocket that you’re able to focus on. Relationship matters are a very different story, with lucky Jupiter in your relationship sector until the 9th November. Having only just returned in October 2016, moving into the New Year this is something you are still adjusting to at the start of the year. In Jupiter’s early weeks the Sun, Venus and Mercury all moved through, all doing their part to send you off on this new journey with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. However, you start the year with both Mars and Jupiter in your relationship sector, making sure you not only have luck on your side from the get go, but your passions and fighting spirit fuelled. Mars returned in early December 2016 and won’t leave until the 27th January, giving you a solid start to the year. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, both Jupiter and Mars will be determined to see you end the year in the kind of relationship you want. This really is a journey, with Jupiter in retrograde motion from the 9th March to the 11th July. This will be an important review phase. For it will be once Venus returns on the 9th September that support will arrive to help bring things home, something that will continue long after Jupiter leaves and right through to January 2019.
When Saturn left your financial sector on the 20th December 2017, he brought a three year financial boot camp to a close. Whatever challenges you went through between December 2014 and December 2017, whatever you had to face, take ownership of or deal with, has given you the kind of financial savvy that you will benefit from for decades. While Saturn doesn’t create challenges where there are none, he doesn’t let you avoid anything either. Saturn is all about learning and growth and as he was here for three years, if you didn’t learn from one financial lesson, he would wait patiently for the next one to come along, only to be hammered again. This makes the most defining factor of this financial year the fact that Saturn is gone. The toughest financial years in a 30 year period are behind you and he won’t be back for another 28 years. In the meantime, there are still some loose ends to tie up. The Sun left two days behind Saturn and Venus three days later, leaving behind Mercury and his smart head for money to tie up loose ends, before he too leaves on the 11th January. However, this does not bring money matters to a close and instead, Mars’ return on the 27th January is a chance to benefit from everything you’ve learned over the last three years. Mars will move through from the 27th January to the 18th March and on his own, will fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit and fight to gain all the advantages you have worked for over the last three years. These are the most powerful weeks of 2018 for taking your financial power back. Yet it is the closing months of the year that something special will happen. For on the 9th November, just 13 days before the Sun’s return on the 22nd November, Jupiter will return to kick off your luckiest financial year in over a decade and a year full of potential for financial growth. Almost 11 months after Saturn’s three year financial boot camp ended, your luckiest year for money matters in over a decade begins. You’ve put in the hard work in order to be ready to receive the gains. This makes the early and later months of the year the most important for money matters. There are no major developments on the income front this year so therefore no major demands. However, there is a lucrative period that runs from the 25th April the 13th June that can be exploited. While this is only an annual update, for the first time in four years there are no planets in your financial sector at the time, so therefore no oppositions, no competition and no financial tension. With a clear path these have the potential to be the most lucrative weeks of 2018.
With the South Node in your career sector from May 2017 until the 7th November 2018, there are a few things this guarantees. The first is that there will be continual momentum and a gravitational pull in the right direction. As well as giving you a clear sense of professional direction, this also gives you access to untapped professional potential. As the lunar nodes are the force behind all eclipses, this means you will have two eclipses on the career front this year, with both creating the potential for unexpected and fateful developments. The final thing this guarantees is that while the South Node is constantly drawing things in the right direction and is constantly giving you access to untapped professional potential when there are planets in your career sector they will act as triggers. As you move into 2018 there has been no planetary activity in your career sector since the South Node returned last May, so there is a powder keg of untapped potential just waiting for the right trigger. And you won’t have to wait for long, with Venus’ return on the 18th January triggering a short, sharp period of planetary activity that will jump start your professional year. Venus is only here from the 18th January to the 11th February, but she will do her best to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. This will be backed up by the Sun’s return from the 20th January to the 19th February and Mercury’s return from the 1st February to the 18th February. From Venus’ return on the 18th January to the Sun’s departure on the 19th February is a period of just 32 days, almost the shortest annual update possible. However, a solar eclipse on the 16th February will turn this short, sharp jumpstart of this new professional year into the potential for some major new beginnings and some serious momentum. This should be the point where the South Node is on its own until leaving, except Mars has other ideas. Mars will move through your career sector from the 16th May to the 13th August and again from the 11th September to the 16th November. With the South Node here until the 7th November, they will spend a lot of time together. Mars will also be here when a total lunar eclipse on the 28th July could be a major catalyst. In the meantime, work and job matters, which had dominated over the last two years, take a backseat. Mars only left in December 2017, so there is plenty of momentum to carry things until Venus reaches your work sector on the 7th August. Unlike their rush through your career sector in the early part of the year, things will take longer to play out on the work front. From Venus’ return on the 7th August to Ceres’ departure on the 12th November, you have just over three months. Remembering all the while that Mars will be active on the career front for much of that time.
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.