Libra 23rd Sep - 23rd Oct
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2018
The presence of Jupiter in Scorpio should
correspond with a boost on the financial front
but try to exercise restraint, even if you’ve a deeper
well to draw from. With Saturn joining Pluto in the domestic
zone of your solar chart, long-term changes on the domestic
front are not far off. This is a time to establish the right foundations in your private life to support your attempts make your way in the world. Family and loved ones may make more demands on you now and you need to balance that with your need to look forward, not back. Others have been playing the role of Uranus in your life, bringing dramatic and often liberating change. This is the time to express the new, or reawakened you, in your life and vocation. Meanwhile Neptune is urging you to clean up your act and remember that your body really is the temple of you soul. The Nodes are using you to cultivate your friendships, old and new.
Saturn's influence in 2018
Saturn joined Pluto in Capricorn at the end of 2017. Saturn will remain in Capricorn, more or less, until the end of 2020. Since Capricorn is the domestic zone of your solar chart, the next few years promises to be an important time concerning your home, family and living situation. For some, this may indicate additional duties and responsibilities concerning family and loved ones, old or young. This could also indicate a time of important long-term decisions concerning your home-base and the importance of establishing the right foundations in your private life to support your attempts to make your way out in the wider world.
It is likely that certain choices and decisions will be required about your future priorities. If you try to sit on the fence and avoid making up your mind on important domestic issues, then fate, disguised as circumstance may force your hand and require you to choose. Endings that occur now should be seen as part of the inevitable process of change and should be embraced and helped along rather than resisted and avoided.
Those of you who have recently moved or are contemplating doing so should be patient and give yourself time to get things up and running. Do be prepared to declutter your personal and emotional life to make way for new life and new growth and look forward, not back. This is a not the time to be held back or be over-burdened by sentimental attachments to the past.
Jupiter's influence in 2018
The presence of Jupiter in Scorpio until November 2018 should correspond with a boost for your personal resources, financial and otherwise. Since there could be an increase in the flow of money, both in and out, how prudently you manage your cashflow will determine how much you’ll benefit from the presence of Jupiter, the planet associated with good fortune, in the money zone of your solar chart. Don’t be in a hurry to take on any additional expenses or commitments even if you can. You should also be discreet regards money matters and don’t allow others to poke their noses into your financial affairs. This might also be a good time to ask for a bigger slice of the pie and to be more richly rewarded for your talents and enterprise.
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. The South Node can indicate an area of your life where you may have become a creature of habit and perhaps become a little too comfortable. 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 your friends and those groups and associations you belong to. With the North Node of the Moon in Leo, this would be a good time to expand your social circle and become more actively involved in those groups and organisations that share your dreams and aspirations.
With the South Node in Aquarius, this suggests that you shouldn’t allow your desire to go solo or do your own thing prevent you from expanding your social network. Those of you with children should be prepared to get a babysitter if your childcare commitments are preventing you getting out and about and mingling with kindred spirits who share your goals and aspirations and who may prove to be of help to you in the future. Collaborations and creative group activities are well-starred so be prepared to except a smaller part in a bigger production.
Uranus's influence in 2018
Uranus takes about 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 7 years in each sign. Uranus has been in Aries, which is directly opposite Libra, 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 things 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. Since Uranus is in your opposite sign of Aries, the area of your solar chart associated relationships, emotional, professional and romantic, as well as your dealings with other people generally, others, directly or indirectly, are acting as catalysts for change in your life. Whether they stay around or not, their role may simply be, to wake you up, to change your perspective on life and love and or to liberate you from certain obligations, restrictions and limitations, to be more in touch with your core, your true sense of self. Therefore, be open to the different and unexpected, to take the path less travelled and allow others to point the way to pastures new. 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 and even head off in a new direction.
The influence of Uranus can also correspond with a new identity as you align yourself with those things that are most true and meaningful to the real, authentic you. While the present of Uranus in Aries represents a background influence of change for all Aries, those born from 17 October and after are likely to experience most personally in therefore the greatest changes in 2018.
Pluto's influence in 2018
Pluto travels very slowly through the zodiac, taking approximately 248 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, the change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, something we see and experience around us all the time, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. So to does Pluto affect us all to varying degrees at varying times in our lives. Pluto has a cleansing influence. Pluto cleans away that which has served its purpose or role in our lives and needs to be make way for new life, growth and new experiences. Change is an inevitable part of life and is more difficult or stressful, the more we try to hold on or resit it. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover hidden talents and resources within us which may now find a place for us in our lives and be the key to making the changes ahead that work in our favour.
Since Pluto is in Capricorn, the area of your solar chart associated with your home, family and private life, this is the area of your life where deep-rooted change and transformation is likely to take place. Therefore, be open to embracing endings and new beginnings in your private life and domestic affairs. However, try to avoid getting involved in power struggles or resisting the inevitable and natural process of change that is taking place around you. Pluto’s presence in Capricorn, like the presence of Uranus in Aries above, represents a background influence of renaissance and transformation, working from the bottom up. Librans born between 09 - 13 October will experience Pluto most personally in 2017. Those born earlier will have already met Pluto, those born later have this to look forward to over the next few years.
Neptune's influence in 2018
Neptune, like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is referred to as a transpersonal or outer planet. Neptune is also slow moving, taking 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. You meet these outer planets in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in your horoscopes. As was the case in 2017 and will be until Neptune moves into your opposite sign of Aries in 2025, Neptune will not be having an obvious or direct impact on your Sun sign. Nevertheless, since Pisces is the zone of your solar chart associated with your habits, daily routine and chores and also your health, or lack thereof. Therefore, it is important for you to try and lead a clean and healthy life, in terms of eating habits, personal hygiene but also authenticity and sincerity in your dealings with others.
Neptune emphasises self-sacrifice, idealism and utopian values. This would be a good time to offer up some of your time and energy to the service of others and to develop a daily habit of doing those little things that make the world a better place.
You will also benefit now from spiritual practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation. With Neptune in Pisces, it really is a case of the body is the temple of the soul and so your emotional, physical and mental health maybe more interrelated than usual. Getting the healthy mind, healthy body relationship right is key to your well-being.