From the get go it is clear that 2018 is not a repeat of 2017 or any other year for that matter. It is not one single event, but where in total the major forces in play this year are taking you. There is a definite shift towards your personal life and towards an easy and more playful life chapter. One of the biggest impacts on this year is not what is happening, but what you won’t find. For the last three years, you have moved into the year with Saturn in your home and family sector, but his departure on the 20th December 2017 means he won’t follow you into the New Year and won’t return for another three decades. Saturn is the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and even if you didn’t have challenges on the home, family and/or property fronts, this put Saturn at a tough aspect to your Sun. This created a sense of being under pressure even if you couldn’t put your finger on where it was coming from. This also made things look and feel harder. What I mean by that, is that in 2018 you might have the same demands on the home and family fronts, you might deal with the same challenges and have the same responsibilities, but they will feel easier and lighter. Without Saturn there things will not just seem easier, you will also enjoy the benefits of the last three years. That in itself would change the dynamics of this year, but Saturn has joined Pluto in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and will stay here for the next three years. This is the first time in our lifetime that they have met up here and with Pluto’s call for change and Saturn’s determination, life is set to become a lot more playful, fun, romantic and creative. You will still need to take responsibility, but you will be a willing volunteer. This shift in focus is also being mirrored on the relationship front. Lucky Jupiter will spend the majority of the year in your communication sector and even after leaving on the 9th November, the communication gods will remain on the job. This is good news for your relationships, with Jupiter enjoying an ongoing partnership with dreamy Neptune in your relationship sector. This comes in a year when a lot of the old relationship ghosts and demons of the past are going to naturally start falling away. Collectively this is creating an extremely important year for both matters of the heart and your relationships. Life will lighten up even more from May onwards, with a chance for travel, higher learning or just embracing life more.
On both the romantic and relationship fronts this is literally the year that you have been waiting for, for years and have unbeknownst to you, been working towards. Pluto, the planet of change and revolution has been in your romantic sector since 2008, working behind the scenes and at different points of the year, grabbing all the planetary support they can get. At the same time, Chiron has been in your relationship sector since 2010 and Neptune since 2012, with the planets of healing and dreams having suffered some real challenges at times, especially in 2015/2016. Yet on both fronts, there is a dramatic turnaround this year, in one case because of both direct and indirect support and the other all because of direct support. The support for your relationships began when Jupiter returned to your communication sector in October 2017 and as he is here until the 9th November and there are other communication gods on the field until early 2019, your relationships will remain supported all year. Without the challenges of a few years back, this will allow your relationships to thrive. At the same time, with Chiron gone from your relationship sector from the 17th April to the 26th September, before finally leaving for good next year, this will take away a lot of the healing process that has kept you linked to the past. A planetary push on the relationship front from the 11th February to the 28th April will be met with nothing but support and should be some of the best relationship months of the year. In the meantime, something even bigger is developing on the romantic front, with potentially game changing implications. You have had Pluto, the planet of change and revolution in your romantic sector since 2008 and not due to leave until 2024, a need for growth, change and evolution has been ongoing. However, it was just before Christmas 2017 that Saturn returned to your romantic sector for the first time in three decades, teaming up with Pluto for the next three years. With lucky Jupiter joining them later next year, this is the start of the most powerful and game changing romantic years in your lifetime. It is no wonder then that Mars is spending so much time fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit this year. The Sun, Venus and Mercury will all spend time in your romantic sector in January, as is the case each year. However, with Venus leaving on the 18th January, the Sun on the 20th January and Mercury on the 1st February, this is a short send off. The real magic will begin when Mars returns on the 18th March and while he’ll leave on the 16th May, he’ll return for a double dip visit from the 13th April to the 11th September. This is just the first of the three years of major romantic growth.
The most important factor in this financial year is what isn’t here. The last two years have been dominated by the conflict between Uranus in your financial sector and Jupiter in your income sector. From December 2016 to September 2017, they had moved into opposition three times and with Eris in your financial sector as well, financial tension and conflict between income and financial forces had become the norm. Or at least it had been since Jupiter returned to your income sector in September 2016 and only really ran its course when Mars left in December 2017. The fact that you start the year with no planetary activity on the income front is good news for both income and money matters. With Uranus turning direct in your financial sector on the 3rd January, this will allow for a trouble free financial turnaround, with a chance for a fresh start to this financial year. While this will leave you with no planets in play on the income front, as 16 months of activity only ran its course in December, there is more than enough momentum. In addition, income matters will get their turn in the second half of the year. However, a Full Moon in your income sector on the 1st April, the first since lucky Jupiter left, could trigger some unexpected income developments. The early months of the year belong to money matters and with Uranus leaving on the 16th May, this is a chance to bring together everything he has been working towards since he returned in 2010. Mercury, who normally moves through your financial sector in 15 days, is here from the 6th March to the 14th May, thanks to a retrograde phase from the 23rd March to the 15th April. With Uranus leaving two days after Mercury, you will have his smart head for money to work with during his final months. Uranus will be back from the 7th November 2018 to the 6th March, but only to tie up loose ends. More importantly, Uranus will be gone from your financial sector from the 16th May to the 7th November. With the most lucrative months of the year on the income front running from the 7th August to the 3rd December, much of that will be spent without Uranus in opposition, something that last happened in 2009. What is important about this time is that Venus, the planet of money will make two visits to your income sector this year. The 24 to 25 days that Venus spends in your income sector each year are always the most potentially lucrative. This year Venus will move through from the 7th August to the 9th September, only to return for a double dip visit from the 1st November to the 3rd December. Venus is the only planet still in your income sector when Uranus returns to your financial sector, with their opposition more likely to keep both sides on their toes.
On paper, job and career matters look evenly balanced this year and with no major planetary activity, a fairly typical year on both fronts. However, both sides have a secret weapon or two that allows them to punch above their weight. Apart from a Full Moon in your career sector in December 2017, there has been no planetary activity there or in either of your professional houses since the middle of last year. However, you have had the South Node in your work sector since last May and that is about to have critical implications in the early weeks of the New Year. While not a planet, the South Node is providing a constant sense of direction on the job front, a pull in the right direction and sets the scene for potentially game changing eclipses. It also means that when there is planetary activity there is a huge amount of untapped job potential for them to tap into. As there has been no planetary activity since the South Node returned last May, there is a huge amount of untapped potential, with Venus able to tap into this when she returns on the 18th January. This kicks off a very short 32 day period where the Sun, Mercury and Venus will all move through at the same time and with all that untapped income potential, trigger as much as possible. It is during this period, from Venus’ return on the 18th January to the Sun’s departure on the 18th February, that a solar eclipse on the 16th February will act as a catalyst for some major new beginnings and opportunities. This is the point when all planetary activity on the job front should run its course for the year and for three months that will be the case. However, Mars will move through from the 16th May to the 13th August and then again from the 11th September to the 16th November. It is during Mars’ first visit that you will not only have a total lunar eclipse on the job front on the 28th July, with the potential for major and unexpected job developments but developments on the career front as well. While it will only take 32 days for the Sun, Mercury and Venus to move through your work sector in the early part of the year, it will take them slightly longer to move through your career sector. It will begin with Venus’ return on the 25th April and end with the Sun’s departure on the 21st June, just under two months later. With Mars in your work sector from the 16th May to the 13th August, he will work with career forces and once they run their course, keep them moving forward as well. With the South Node leaving your work sector on the 7th November and Mars wrapping up his second visit on the 16th November, he’ll be here to bring things home and tie up loose ends after the fact. A Full Moon on the career front on the 23rd November will round this professional year off nicely.
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.