2018 Love Forecast for 12 zodiac signs:
(Forecasts for General, Business & Money are posted at the bottom)
There are two main features to 2018 when it comes to your love life and matters of the heart. One is what ‘is’ happening and the other is what ‘isn’t’ happening. What you leave behind in 2018 are the relationship challenges of the past few years, along with the heavy focus on your relationships. It is not just the 13 months that Jupiter spent in your relationship sector, from September 2016 to October 2017 that put so much focus on your relationships and it wasn’t the reason for the challenges. It was that this came during a period of finding your personal truth that created the tension. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos only left your relationship sector in the final weeks of 2017, with 2018 having a very different feel from the get go. January 2018 is the first month since July 2016, where there have been no planets on the relationship front. It is not until a Full Moon in your relationship sector on the 1st April that there will be any real input from the relationship gods. Yet having spent nearly 18 months getting to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, you start the year at an empowered point. The next time that the focus turns to your relationships will be Venus’ return on the 7th August, when she starts something rather special. Not content to visit once, Venus will leave on 9th September, only to return for a double dip visit from the 1st November to the 3rd December. This will build on all that you have worked towards in 2016 and 2017. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships at the start of the year, the final five months of 2018 create the potential for something special. In the meantime, while relationship matters take a back seat, what does define 2018 are the stunning conditions in play on the romantic front. You start the year with a romantic wave already in play, with a total lunar eclipse on the 1st February creating the potential for something fateful. With Ceres, queen of nurturing in your romantic sector until the 28th June and Venus, planet of love returning on the 14th June to take over, there will be a love god on the field right through to early September. With another solar eclipse on the 11th August, the element of fate runs throughout the year. Right through to the North Node’s departure on the 7th 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, 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.
The last few years haven’t seen a lot of change, in that one year more or less progressed into the next year, especially on the relationship front and to a degree on the romantic front as well. With Saturn in your relationship sector from December 2014 to December 2017, a three year relationship boot camp literally only ended days before you moved into 2018. That Saturn hasn’t followed you into 2018 sets this year apart from the last three years, putting the challenges of the past behind you, while you gett to enjoy the benefits. Saturn may have moved on, but you start the year with Mercury, planet of communication still on board and with Mars not returning until the 27th January, the journey that began in December 2014, is still playing out. The difference is that without the hard taskmaster of the cosmos on board, this is more the rebuilding phase. Also not following you into 2018 are the romantic forces that have dominated the last two years. While Jupiter wrapped up his 13 month visit to your romantic sector in October 2017, things didn’t wrap up until Mars left in early December. Having left almost two months to the day after lucky Jupiter, Mars was the perfect planet to leave you with your romantic passions and fighting spirit fuelled. With Saturn gone from your relationship sector and Jupiter from your romantic sector, two major themes of recent years are over. Yet in the process this allows you to start the year with a huge amount of momentum and a clear sense of what you want from love and your relationships. This is one year where you can set some bold romantic and relationship resolutions and be very confident about your chances of making it happen. With Mars not leaving your relationship sector until 18th March, the rebuilding from the last three years will continue well into 2018. From that point on, apart from a Full Moon on the 30th May, the relationship gods will stay back until Mercury returns with this year’s relationship update, on the 31st October. This also means that when the most romantically charged months of this year run from the 7th August through to the 3rd December, they will have a chance to become established first. With the challenges of the past behind you, this should be a good year for both romantic and relationship matters, with just enough support to keep the wheels turning.
There is just one word to describe what is happening on the romantic and relationship fronts this year and that word is ‘massive’. So much so that this is a game changing year on both fronts. With Jupiter in your romantic sector until the 9th November, this is your luckiest year for love, matters of the heart and all things romantic in over a decade, with a stunning amount of support along the way. Yet while you have reached your luckiest year for love in over a decade, to even call this your biggest and most important relationship year in decades is an understatement. For what you have moved into and are still getting a feel for at the start of the year, is the most important relationship developments ever. It was just before Christmas 2016 that Saturn returned to your relationship sector for the first time in three decades, kicking off a year visit that will run through to December 2020. This has kicked off a three year relationship boot camp that is also a period of enormous relationship growth, change and evolution. For when Saturn returned in the closing days of 2017, he teamed up with Pluto, planet of change and revolution for the first and only time in our lifetime. Pluto is here from 2008 to 2024, so this is something you’ve been preparing for, for years and it means that they will remain together for the whole three year period. With Jupiter returning to your relationship sector later next year, you’re heading into the most defining three years on the relationship front in your lifetime. With lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector until the 9th November, but planetary activity keeping things active through to January 2019, the whole of 2018 is dominated by larger than life romantic and relationship forces. You start the year with Mars in your romantic sector until the 27th January, while you also start the year with Saturn accompanied by the Sun and Venus, in his early weeks. Saturn should be left on his own by the time the Sun, Mercury and Venus finish moving through your relationship sector, which they will be by the 1st February, but Mars has other ideas. Having escorted Jupiter into the year on the romantic front, Mars will spend an extraordinary amount of time in your relationship sector this year. Normally moving through in six weeks, Mars will move through from the 18th May to the 16th May and will then return for a double dip visit from the 13th August to the 11th September. Venus will do the same on the romantic front, moving through from the 9th September to the 1st November and then returning for a double dip visit from the 3rd December to the 8th January 2019. Extraordinary support for an extraordinary year on both the romantic and relationship fronts.
When Saturn left your romantic sector in the closing days of December 2017, he wrapped up a three year visit that had been through many seasons. Saturn is the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and since returning in December 2014, has taken you through the School of Hard Knocks, but in the process has left you with a clear sense of what you want from love and of where you need to take responsibility. Saturn’s final year and final months in particular were the best, with support flooding in to turn the lessons of the past three years into a new sense of resolve. Saturn won’t follow you into 2018, but his legacy will and so too will his entourage. The Sun left two days after Saturn and Venus, planet of love left on Christmas Day. However Mercury, who spent the final weeks of 2017 in retrograde motion, will stay on until the 11th January. It is then that you will experience something not experienced in over three years and that is no planetary activity on the romantic front. This is only for a few days, with Mars returning from the 27th January to the 18th March to exploit as much untapped romantic potential as possible. One anomaly this year and an encouraging sign is that Venus, planet of love won’t visit your romantic sector in 2018. Having left on Christmas Day 2017, Venus won’t return until early January 2019. Had you needed her Venus would be here. Instead, Mars will continue to keep romantic matters fuelled until the 18th March, with the love gods leaving you on your own until Mercury returns on the 31st October. Though to make up for Venus’ no show, Mercury once again turns retrograde here, spending more than his usual 15 days. Moving through from the 31st October to the 2nd December and then returning for a double dip visit from the 13th December to 5th January 2019, he’ll keep the seat warm until Venus returns just days later. Meanwhile, relationship forces remain in play for the majority of the year. With the South Node in your relationship sector until the 7th November, a series of fateful eclipses is yet to run its course. A solar eclipse on the 16th February and a total lunar eclipse on the 28th July, will both bring the element of fate into play. There is also a lot of planetary activity on the relationship front this year. This is especially so in the first two months of the year, with the Sun, Venus and Mercury all investing everything they can into your relationships. Yet the real support will come from Mars, who will spend an extraordinary amount of time working with your relationships. Mars will move through from the 16th May to the 13th August, only to return from the 11th September to the 16th November. This is much longer than the six weeks he will normally spend fighting for your relationships.
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, 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, 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.
There are some big shifts on the relationship front this year and all of them for the better. While it was good news for you personally to have Jupiter in Libra from September 2016 to October 2017, this put a lot of pressure on your relationships. Mainly because this put a lot of pressure on Uranus, who is making his first visit to your relationship sector in eight decades. Yet Jupiter’s departure has taken the pressure off your relationships and while there were some sporadic outbursts in the final months of last year, they had become a lot scarcer. With no more planets in Libra until Venus returns in early August, this creates relationship pressure for the first half of the year. But even then there won’t be a repeat of previous years, for with Uranus leaving your relationship sector on the 16th May and not returning until the 7th November and then only to tie up loose ends, this major relationship journey is coming to an end. Since returning in 2010, Uranus has been on a mission to create something real and authentic, even if that meant going to war against anything that wasn’t in your or your relationships best interest. There is a lot of support for Uranus and your relationships in his final months, starting with Mercury, planet of communication’s return on the 6th March. This should be a 15 day visit aimed at giving your relationships a voice, but instead Mercury will stay on until the 14th May. With Uranus leaving on the 16th May, Mercury will be around in his final two months to ensure the communication lines are open. A retrograde phase from the 23rd March to the 15th April will even provide an opportunity to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. With Venus moving through from the 7th March to the 31st March and the Sun from the 21st March to the 20th April, there will be a lot of support during those final months. However, there is a surprise visitor on the 17th April with Chiron, planet of healing making his first visit to your relationship sector in five decades. Chiron is only here until the 26th September, but when he returns in February 2019, he’ll stay on until 2027. In the meantime, there is something special happening on the romantic front this year as well. A solar eclipse on the 18th February and a total solar eclipse on the 28th July is a result of having the element of fate in play all year. While January is an especially romantically charged month, Mars is doing something special this year. The warrior planet of the cosmos will move through from the 16th May to the 13th August, only to return for a double dip visit from the 11th September to the 16th November.
Both the love and relationship gods are smiling on you this year, in more ways than one. On the romantic front, this is a continuation of the past five years, though with some notable exceptions. Neptune, in your romantic sector since 2012, is here until 2026 while Chiron, here since 2010, will begin transitioning out this year. Chiron will leave on the 17th April, return on the 26th September and then finally leaves next February, not to return for another five decades. As the planet of healing, Chiron has found it hard to let go of the past, so this represents the start of the process of letting go. This will make matters of the heart more the domain of dreamy Neptune. Matters of the heart will also get a boost from Venus this year, both when she moves through your romantic sector from the 11th February to the 7th March and when she makes not one but two visits to Scorpio this year. Before then, there will be a lot of support for what Venus kicks off on the 11th February, with the love gods pouring extra resources into matters of the heart, right through to the 28th April. With Chiron leaving on the 17th April, this will leave dreamy Neptune on his own, for the first time since arriving in 2012. Meanwhile Venus, planet of love will return to Scorpio on the 9th September, but instead of moving through in just 24 days, as she did in 2017, she will turn retrograde on the 6th October and will retrograde back out on the 1st November. After turning direct Venus will return for a double dip visit from the 3rd December to the 8th January 2019, seeing out the year here. Throughout that time Venus will work with Neptune to create as much romantic magic as possible. Yet is on the relationship front that there are some once in a lifetime developments, with Uranus returning to your relationship sector on the 16th May, for the first time since 1942. Uranus is the first of the outer planets to visit your relationship sector since then and for most of us, therefore the first time in our lifetime. What an outer planet does is keep the focus here for years and while Uranus will leave on the 7th November, he will return next March, where he’ll stay until 2026. This is the start of a major new relationship journey, with Uranus needing something real and authentic. With Venus in your relationship sector from the 31st March to the 25th April, the Sun from the 20th April to the 21st May and Mercury from the 14th May to the 30th May, there will be support in the lead up to Uranus’ return on the 16th May and in his early weeks.
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 on 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, 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.
To start with this year won’t look too different to 2017 on either the romantic or relationship fronts, but this is a year that has some stunning and game changing developments on both fronts. You begin the year with Venus, planet of love in Capricorn and until she leaves on the 18th January, she will help you define your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. Herein lies the problem. To all intents and purposes, there is nothing to write home about on either front and no reason why you should expect more than any other year. The problem is that Venus knows what you don’t and why it might take a while, there is every reason to start the year with high expectations on both the romantic and relationship fronts. As Venus can’t plead her case, I will on her behalf. Case No 1. Reasons for exaggerated romantic expectations. With no planetary activity on the romantic and relationship fronts, all you have to go by is expectations, but things will start moving on the romantic front with Venus, planet of love’s return to your romantic sector on the 31st March. With Venus here from the 31st March to the 25th April, the Sun from the 20th April to the 21st May and Mercury from the 14th May to the 30th May, all planetary activity should be over within two months. In the scale of things, this is a low amount of planetary activity, with Mars not visiting this year. But you know where this story is going and it does not end there. On the 16th May, while the Sun and Mercury are still here everything changes, with Uranus returning to your romantic sector for the first time since 1942. Apart from a brief break from the 7th November to the 6th March 2019, Uranus is here until 2026. This is the first outer planet to visit your romantic sector in eight decades and brings you to the start of your most important romantic journey in a lifetime. If you’re worried about things going off the boil while Uranus is gone, don’t. Juno, queen of commitment, will return to your romantic sector from the 1st July to the 30th September but will return again from the 24th October to the 11th February. Having not visited in four years, Juno will visit twice in one year and just as you’re moving into a massive new romantic journey. Your relationship sector will be active from Venus’ return on the 20th May to the Sun’s departure on the 23rd July, suggesting a very ordinary annual update. However, a total solar eclipse on the 13th July suggests there is something fateful brewing. That something fateful is the North Node’s return to your relationship sector from the 7th November 2018 to the 5th May 2020, kicking off a fateful new relationship journey, right in the most important romantic developments in a lifetime. So at the start of the year, when Venus’ expectations feel more like wishful thinking, dare to believe your heart, for the love and relationship gods are taking you on an exceptional journey this year.
To a certain degree, 2018 is a continuation of 2017, especially on the relationship front. With the North Node in your relationship sector from the 10th May 2017 to the 7th November 2018, you’re not even halfway through this fateful relationship journey by the time you move into the New Year. That journey will continue, as will the support that your relationships gained from Ceres’ return last September. Ceres returns every three to four years and as the queen of nurturing, she works to ensure you’re getting what you need from your relationships. With the North Node bringing the element of fate into play, they will continue to work together until she eventually leaves on the 18th June. Yet with Venus returning to your relationship sector on the 14th June and then the Sun and Mercury keeping things active through to the 6th September, support for the North Node and your relationships will extend well into the year. As the planet of communication Mercury’s time here is especially important and especially as this will not be the usual 15 day sprint. Mercury will instead return on the 29th June but won’t leave until September. This is all due to a retrograde phase from the 26th July to the 19th August. It is during that time that Mercury will hold the doors open to the past and second chances, especially when it comes to giving the past and unsaid words a voice. Yet it is during that time that a solar eclipse on the 11th August will also bring an opportunity for major new beginnings. Both the solar eclipse in August and a total lunar eclipse on the 1st February are a result of having the North Node here and are triggers for the element of fate. While relationship matters will be active until the North Node leaves your relationship sector on the 7th November, most of the romantic activity can be found in the early part of the year. This begins with Venus, planet of love’s visit to Aquarius from the 18th January to the 11th February. This is when Venus will help you cement your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. It is while Venus is here that a total lunar eclipse will fall in your relationship sector on the 1st February and as the planet of love and guardian of your relationships, she will help you to capitalise on this. The next romantic boost will come when Venus returns to your romantic sector on the 25th April, giving the planet of love a chance to focus more exclusively on matters of the heart and all things romantic. With no planetary activity here until Venus arrives, she gets to set the tone for the planets that will follow. What follows is a fairly short update, with Venus gone by the 20th May, the Sun moving through from the 21st May to the 21st June and Mercury from the 30th May to the 13th June. However, without Saturn in opposition there will be no obstacles, for the first time in four years and with Juno returning from the 30th September to the 24th October, there will be some bonus romantic surprises later in the year.
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, 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 are 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.