Aries Mar 20th - Apr 20th
YOUR YEARLY HOROSCOPE 2018
The continued influence of Uranus and Pluto
upon Aries, your Sun sign, suggests that the
changes of recent years will continue for some time
yet. However, since Uranus will be leaving Aries soon for
Taurus, for most Aries, especially those born at the end of
March and early April, 2018 it appear to be a time to build upon
those changes of recent years and incorporating them into your life. Saturn joins Pluto in Capricorn heralding a time important decisions for you regards your work, vocation and life path. The presence of Jupiter in Scorpio should prove helpful for getting hold of what and who you want as long as you don’t ask for too much. The Nodes are indicating that this is a good time to express your creative side and not let peer pressure or social obligations stop you from doing your thing. Neptune in Pisces represents a subtle influence but does indicate that you’d benefit from expressing your altruistic side and adopting a healthy life and lifestyle more than you may initially realise.
Saturn's influence in 2018
At the end of 2017 Saturn joined Pluto in Capricorn. Saturn will remain in Capricorn, more or less, until the end of 2020. Since Capricorn is the area of your solar chart associated with your work, vocation, status and dealings with those in positions of authority and influence, this signifies a major transit in which you will be making serious, far-reaching decisions over the next year or so that have long-term implications for your destiny, work, life path and direction. Extra work and responsibilities could come your way and you may the opportunity to put your ideals into practice and give form and structure to your visions, dreams and ideals. For some, this may represent a time to make up your mind, to choose which direction to go from here, knowing that as you narrow down your focus you will, by necessity, have to limit that focus. On some level it may feel like it is time to choose a path which also means saying no or goodbye to other paths.
Jupiter's influence in 2018
Jupiter will be in Scorpio until November when it moves into Sagittarius. Since Scorpio is the area of your solar chart associated with the resources of others, you may find it easier to get help and support from others, emotional, practical and financial, to help you achieve your goals. It’s even possible you could receive a windfall or benefit indirectly through others. This would therefore be a good time to do some cosmic ordering and ask the universe for those things you sincerely need. Since it might be easier to get hold of cash, credit and others resources, be careful not to overextend yourself or ask for too much or make promises you can’t keep. This placement of Jupiter can also ease you through major periods of emotional change and transformation. It is also a good time to explore life’s deepest mysteries, the occult and the transcendental.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2018
The two Nodes of the Moon, the North Node and the South Node, take approximately 19 years to travel the twelve signs of the zodiac, spending about 18 months in each zodiac sign. The Nodes are always opposite one another. The North is a place to move towards, where you can expand and grow and were opportunities await you. The South is a place of release and letting go. Where you may have become a creature of habit and perhaps become a little too comfortable with the familiar. The North Node will be in Leo util early November when it moves into Cancer. The South Node will therefore be in Aquarius until it enters Capricorn in November.
Leo is the zone of your solar chart associated with those things and people who are a source of fun and pleasure, whether they be children of your mind, such as creative projects and ideas or physical children, make the most of opportunities to have fun, to express your creative talents and indulge in your hobbies and personal and romantic interests.
With the South Node of the Moon in Aries, the zone associated with your social network, prioritise those things that are most important to you and don’t spend too much time expanding your social network or associating with those people and activities that are preventing or frustrating your attempts to express yourself and follow your own personal interests and inclinations.
Uranus's influence in 2018
Uranus takes about 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 7 years in each zodiac sign. Uranus has been in Aries, your Sun sign, since 2011-12 and will be moving into Taurus during 2018-19. Uranus is the planet most associated with change. The change Uranus brings is often unexpected, sudden even though the change may have been building up for some time. Afterwards, it may seem the changes were clear, obvious and inevitable but as is often the case with Uranus, if we knew what to expect it wouldn’t be Uranus. Uranus can bring the urge to be liberated in some way, to be free from certain obligations, restrictions and limitations, to be more in touch with your core, your true, authentic self.
The last 6 or 7 years may have been a time of significant change, a time to discover or rediscover or rewaken certain personal or vocational aspirations, to explore pastures new and even head off in a new direction. The influence of Uranus can also correspond with a new sense of identity as you identify with those things that are most meaningful to you. Except for those born at the end of the sign Aries, which corresponds with around 13 April and after, most of you have had experience of Uranus in some area of you life in recent years and the task now is to incorporate those changes into your life.
Those born at the end of Aries, from around 13 April, are still in a period of change and will feel Uranus most strongly in 2018-19. This is a time to be prepared to pursue those things and activities that are more in keeping with who you truly are and which move your heart and touch your soul.
Pluto's influence in 2018
Pluto is in Capricorn which is in angular relationship to Aries and so Pluto’s influence is felt strongly, especially concerning questions concerning your work and life path, sense of personal status and dealings with those in positions of influence and authority. Pluto is two thirds of it’s way through Capricorn, therefore most of the changes that have occurred in recent years are more behind you than ahead of you. Like Uranus, Pluto is also associated with change and transformation but the change Pluto often brings is associated with deep-seated, irrevocable changes which have a definite before and after feel to them. Pluto urges us to let go and don’t look back. Pluto makes way for new life, growth and new experiences.
Change is an inevitable part of life and the more we try to hold on and resist it, the more difficult, stressful or complicated it is likely to be. Pluto can also give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover hidden talents and resources, our inner treasures. Like Uranus, Pluto represents a background influence and will affect some more personally than others.
Those Aries born between 8-13 April will feel the influence of Pluto most strongly in 2018, those born later will meet Pluto in 2019 and beyond while those born before 8 April, should be incorporating the changes Pluto has brought into your life, remembering to look forward, to move forward and let go of the past.
Neptune's influence in 2018
Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is a considered an outer planet. Neptune is also slow moving, taking approximately 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac and so, like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour the course of history. We experience these outer planets personally when they touch or trigger the most sensitive points in our horoscopes. As was the case in 2017, with Neptune in Pisces throughout 2018, Neptune will not be having a direct or obvious influence on your Sun sign. Nevertheless since Pisces does represents one of the more complex zones of your solar chart, it is important for you to try and lead a clean and healthy life, not only in terms of eating habits and personal hygiene but also emotionally, and morally.
Sincerity, integrity and authenticity in your words and actions is key if you’re to avoid misunderstandings and emotional complications in 2018. This placement of Neptune bodes well for spiritual disciplines such as mediation and Yoga, spending time by the water or in nature and also finding ways to be of service to others and contribute to your community.