2018 General Forecast for 12 zodiac signs:
(Forecasts for Love, Business & Money are posted at the bottom)
The reality is that the New Year often brings a lot of hype that the year itself doesn’t deliver on. The holiday period is over, we get into the year proper and we find that once the glitter wears off we have the same old same old. That is not the case this year, with 2018 not only very different to 2017 in almost every conceivable way, but instead of over promising and under delivering, it will under promise and over deliver. There are clues from the get go that this year will be very different, mainly because Jupiter and Saturn, the planets that are the engine driving any year, both changed signs late last year. This is something that last happened in 2014. With lucky Jupiter still in his early months in your financial sector and Saturn just 11 days into your career sector by the time you move into the New Year, there are definitely clues. What you can’t tell from the get go is just how huge this is set to become. Mars will play an important role on both fronts, but in different ways. Starting the year with both Jupiter and Mars in your financial sector at the same time is advantage enough, with the planets of luck and passion getting things off to the best possible start. The last time that happened was 38 years ago, but back in 1970 they never aligned. This time Jupiter and Mars will spend the first week of 2018 aligned in your financial sector, getting this lucky year for money matters off to an authentic start from the get go. By the time Mars leaves on the 27th January, you’ll have more than enough momentum. This is happening at the same time that the Sun, Mercury and Venus are all supporting Saturn in his early weeks in your career sector, where here the developments are even more game changing. Saturn returns to your career sector every 27 to 28 years and Pluto has been here since 2008, but they have never and will never meet up again here again in your lifetime. Together now for the next three years, this is the foundation year for a major period of professional growth that will not only continue out to 2020, but will simply explode. For it is during 2019/2020 that they will be joined by lucky Jupiter. What is even more stunning is Uranus’ return to your income sector on the 16th May, kicking off a visit that will take until 2026 to run its course. Having spent the last eight years promoting personal growth and a return to your own truth, the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected turns his focus onto your income situation, in the early months of your biggest professional year ever.
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.
The main thrust of any year is going to follow where Jupiter and Saturn lead, for they are the main driving forces in any given year. This year there is nothing but good news on both fronts, both because of what is and isn’t in play. Jupiter returned to your work sector in October 2017, so is still in the early months of a 13 month period of job growth and opportunity by the time you move into the New Year. Fortunately you also start the year with Mars in your career sector, with the planets of luck and passion spending the first 10 days of the year aligned. Mars will leave on the 27th January, but with more than enough support from Neptune in your career sector, this will be enough to get this professional year up to speed. It is later in the year, from the 9th September onwards that the faster planets will return to help make Jupiter’s final months in your work sector count and to support with exploiting all the potential after he’s gone. In the meantime, Saturn’s return to your financial sector in the closing days of 2017, has kicked off your most powerful financial years ever. Saturn himself returns every 27 to 28 years, but with Pluto here as well this ushers in three of the most powerful financial years ever. It is Pluto’s ability to create change and Saturn’s power to move mountains if you have to that allow you to take your power back, something neither of their own could do. Together for the next three years, this is the start of a financial journey that will take until 2020 to complete. While this is destined to be a busy but successful year on the job front and a powerful financial year, this will also be a surprisingly good year for travel and all things adventurous or learning focused. Surprising because you won’t really see this coming. It begins with Venus’ return to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on the 18th January, triggering something that has been building behind the scenes since as far back as last May. Whether you’ve had a secret bucket list or something has been tugging at your imagination, this will come to life in a dramatic way this year. That will be especially so when Mars moves through not once but twice, first from the 16th May to the 13th August and then from the 11th September to the 16th November. When you add in a solar eclipse in this adventurous part of your chart on the 16th February and a total lunar eclipse on the 28th July, this really will take you by surprise. This could be this year’s dark horse, holding its own in a big year on the work, career and financial fronts.
Let’s face it, as the years roll on one year tends to roll into the other without too much actually changing. If that has been your reality then let me introduce you to 2018, a year where everything changes. For you, the biggest change is the transformation in the focus of your life, with a lot of the challenges of the past starting to make sense. Chances are, the last 18 months in particular, from mid 2016 to late 2017, had a familiar theme or challenge. That challenge was not so much work/life balance pressure, but the pressure of having to balance it all. It’s as though life just wouldn’t let you off the hook, continuing to press home a need for balance. As is often the case, it is only after the fact that we get to look back and see the reason why. In 2018 you get to enjoy the rewards, with life naturally becoming more balanced. Recent years have been dominated by income, work and career forces. Whether in the workforce or not, life has been busy and demanding, with a push to succeed, but at the same time you’ve had to balance home and family issues or commitments. Life was pushing for balance, but it was balancing life’s different challenges. What you didn’t realise was happening was just how proficient in juggling you’ve become. Balance is still an issue in 2018, but you’re balancing the good stuff. The demands on your professional life or whatever the driving demands in your life are scaled back this year, while still leaving you with plenty of momentum. In fact, there is every reason to trust that this will be a successful professional year, one that is less busy but more rewarding, especially on the income front. However, this is a year when love, matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative become more pronounced. This in turn is supporting an opportunity to travel, study or just to embrace a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure. This is also a massively important year for relationship building, from personal and intimate relationships through to your professional relationships. As Saturn and Pluto meet up in your relationship sector for the first time in our lifetime, this will have an impact on all your relationships. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships at the start of the year, there is a chance either to make new committed relationships or become more committed to those that you’re in.
As much as this is a year with a lot happening and across a wide cross section of life, the one over riding theme for you, is that you have the North Node in Leo until the 7th November. This means a number of things. The first is that you have a personal GPS or compass that is always pointing true north, with an innate sense of personal direction and personal truth. This is locked into a sense of fate and luck, that is not just leading you in an authentic direction, but towards opportunities you can’t see until you stumble across them. It also means that a series of eclipses will bring you to fateful intersections during the year, crossroads that can take life in a different direction. As you reach those crossroads, that internal compass or GPS will tell you which path to take. The first of those crossroads will be reached with a total lunar eclipse in Leo on the 1st February. The second is a solar eclipse in Leo on the 11th August, a year after last year’s total solar eclipse and with the potential link between the two. While the North Node will leave Leo on the 7th November, there will be one final total lunar eclipse in January 2019, just to round things off and to tie up loose ends. In the meantime, having Jupiter in your home and family sector until the 9th November, but continued planetary activity through to January 2019, also makes this an important year for home, family and/or property matters. This will make work/life balance, not so much an issue or a challenge, but something that you need to be aware of. For 2018 is also your most important and game changing professional year ever. The last three years have seen Saturn and Uranus working closely together and this has created playful and adventurous influences that have been just what you’ve needed. However, both are giants of and with Jupiter, are two of the most influential planets in the solar system, are getting down to business, not just this year but for years to come. It began with Saturn’s return to your work sector in the closing days of 2017, with his three year visit running from December 2017 to December 2020. This is going to be the busiest and most demanding three years out of any three decade long Saturn cycle, this time around there is the potential for real change and growth. That is because, for the first time in our lifetime, Saturn has teamed up with Pluto. What will take this to a whole new level is Uranus’ return to your career sector on the 16th May. Apart from a short break from the 7th November to the 6th March 2019, Uranus is here until 2026. With Saturn in your work sector until December 2020 and Pluto until 2024, you’re moving into not just your most powerful year ever on the job and career fronts, but years in your lifetime.
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.
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.
This is your year Scorpios, the year that everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. It was Jupiter’s return to Scorpio in October 2017 that not only kicked off an expansive year, full of the potential for major new beginnings, but a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. Having the planet of luck and expansion in your sign is traditionally your luckiest year in over a decade, but don’t put that kind of pressure on yourself and life. It is often only in hindsight that we look back on Jupiter’s yearlong visit and appreciate that luck really was on our side. For Jupiter won’t let you stay small and that may mean he has to challenge you at times. It might also mean that life has to take you in directions that might seem like anything but good luck at the time, with a lot of faith and trust required. What is not in doubt is that this is a year for major new beginnings and for personal growth. While Uranus will return to your relationship sector on the 16th May to begin your most important relationship journey of a lifetime, Jupiter has enough of a head start that they will never move into opposition. For this not only puts Uranus in your relationship sector, but in your opposing sign and on the other side of the sky. This will call for a balance between your personal and relationship needs, but this is unlikely to be a major challenge. Instead you will benefit from the extra authenticity this brings both personally and in your relationships. In the meantime, 2018 will see a swing away from an extreme focus on income, work and career matters. The advantages will remain and the first five months of the year in particular will be busy, with some relationship opportunities on the work and career fronts. The difference this year is that the professional gods themselves are scaling back and money won’t be the driving factor that it was. The last three years can be likened to the massive force required to lift a passenger jet off the ground and up to cruising altitude, as opposed to when it’s cruising in the upper atmosphere. The last three years was the climb and this is the year where you’re cruising, with things more likely to come to you across the income, work and career fronts. This is being balanced by more focus on your personal life. Not only will Uranus’ return to your relationship sector on the 16th May usher in a powerful new relationship chapter that will run through to 2026, but matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative also get a real boost this year. Finally, you may be able to achieve that balance between work and play that has been so elusive over recent years.
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, 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.
While this year has many themes running through it, for you the most powerful and important theme is an extraordinary opportunity to take back your personal power. Pluto, planet of change and revolution has been in Capricorn since 2008, calling for change and for rebirth. Pluto is a planet of rebellion and revolution, but he is impulsive and unless there are other planets in Capricorn, lacks the discipline to follow things through. You may have embraced change many times over recent years, only to find that life happens and it isn’t sustained. All that changed when Saturn returned to Capricorn on the 20th December 2017, joining Pluto here for the first time in our lifetime. All of a sudden you have the missing ingredient, gaining Saturn’s determination, willpower, stick ability and the power to move mountains if you have to. With Saturn not leaving until December 2020 and Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion joining them in his final year, this is a gateway year to amazing growth ahead. You will always begin each year with the Sun in Capricorn, bringing you to the start of your most powerful solar and calendar year ever. Saturn only returned 11 days before 2018 began, so this is something you’re still adjusting to. Mars will also spend an extraordinary amount of time in Capricorn this year, giving you the passion and drive to make things happen. This will not only bring the planets of war and revolution together, but with the full sanction of Saturn, the hard taskmaster of the cosmos. Mars will move through from the 18th March to the 16th May and again from the 13th August to the 11th September, creating some of the most powerful points of an already powerful year. The 16th May is also important for another reason, for this is the day that Uranus will return to your romantic and creative sector, for the first time since 1942. This opens the doors to a more fun, playful, romantic and creative chapter of your life, one that will run through to 2026. 2018 is also an important and lucky year for networking, groups and teamwork, with lucky Jupiter in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking until the 9th November. With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, you not only have the power to create change in your own life, but in the lives of others as well. This could see you playing a larger role in community affairs and for some, even in public office.
You have reached a stunning year for professional growth and for reaching the top of the game, whatever that game is. For most, with lucky Jupiter in your career sector until the 9th November, this is a lucky and expansive professional year, but this includes any area of your life where you channel your competitive spirit and a need to achieve. What gets things off to a good start is having Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your career sector until the 27th January. While Jupiter will spend the majority of the year on his own and the real push to bring things home doesn’t begin until early September, Mars will work to give this professional year as much traction as possible. It will then become more about the journey. Yet throughout Jupiter’s 13 month visit to your career sector, Jupiter is experiencing a strong relationship with Neptune in your income sector. This not only creates the potential to reach the top of your game professionally, but for a lucrative year as well. There is also something important developing around Jupiter’s departure from your career sector on the 9th November. While Jupiter will move on, there will be planetary activity here through to January 2019. However, on the 7th November, just two days before Jupiter leaves, the North Node will return to your work sector. This will kick off an expansive period for job growth that will extend out to May 2020, which will piggy back off what has been invested professionally this year. This allows the professional gods to have a far greater reach, right through to 2020. That is significant, for 2020 is destined to be an especially lucrative year. Yet as busy as this year is likely to be, there is also a need to recognise when you need to spend time in the slow lane. While Pluto has been in your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review since 2008, the wind down of a Pluto cycle is a different category to most wind downs. For starters, this is a Pluto cycle that began during the American and French revolutions and won’t end until the planet of change and revolution returns to Aquarius in 2024. This is longer than a human lifespan, so is less a period of personal review and more a chance to revolutionise your ideas and thinking. It was a different story when Saturn returned in late 2017, bringing you to the start of a three year wind down to a Saturn cycle that began in 1991. While life will continue and you won’t need and won’t have the time to spend the year navel gazing, you will need to make time to reflect. The last three years had a lot of focus on being socially plugged in, but this year you are likely to crave more time out to hear yourself think.
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 starts 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.