Pisces 19th Feb - 20th March
YOUR YEARLY HOROSCOPE 2018
With Jupiter in Scorpio this is a good time to step
out of your comfort zone and explore pastures new,
to travel, to study, to teach and to connect with
unfamiliar people, place and ideas. With Saturn joining
Pluto in Capricorn, this further emphasises the importance of
your network and social circle in helping develop a niche for yourself in the world. The continued presence of Neptune in Pisces, is good for creative, imaginative and mystical pursuits while encouraging you to be an agent for positive change in the world. Uranus could bring strange encounters that facilitate new ideas, insights and new ways to get your message across.
Saturn's influence in 2018
At the end of 2017 Saturn entered Capricorn where it will remain, more or less, until the end of 2020. Capricorn is the area of your solar chart associated with your friends, associates and those groups with which you have an affinity and perhaps even a member’s card. Therefore, this would be a good time to work at building up your social network, establishing alliances and rapport with those kindred spirits who share your important goals and aspirations. There may be some departures from your social circle in 2018, some heartfelt, some long overdue. Be prepared to step forward if called upon to take a position of leadership or greater responsibility within your group or circle. If you find yourself in relationship where one of you is the mentor and the other is the apprentice, be prepared to play your part and do your best to make it work.
Jupiter's influence in 2018
Jupiter, your traditional planetary ruler takes approximately twelve years to travel the twelve signs of the zodiac, spending roughly one year in each zodiac sign. Jupiter will be in Scorpio until November when it moves into Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the zone of your solar chart associated with your work, vocation and dealings with those in positions of influence and authority. Jupiter’s move into Sagittarius from the autumn and well into 2019 promises to bring a boost to this area of your life. In the meantime, since Scorpio is the zone of your solar chart associated with far away people and places, the higher mind, education, metaphysics and philosophy, these would be fruitful avenues to pursue in 2018. Whether that involves travel overseas, immersion in a different culture or a mental journey via further study, this is time for an adventure, to expand your mind, your horizons and explore the world of unfamiliar ideas, people and places.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2018
With the North Node of the Moon in Leo and the South Node in the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius, it is important to be busy and productive and to develop a regular, healthy routine that can ground you and bring greater stability into your life. Try to keep your feet on the ground and not let yourself be swept away by flights of fancy or desire to escape from having to roll up your sleeves and fulfil your obligations. You might also want to consider adopting a regular physical or spiritual practice such as swimming, Yoga or Mediation that can help you develop and strengthen your mind and body and make you more effective in dealing with the world.
Uranus's influence in 2018
Uranus moves from Aries to Taurus in May, returning to Aries in November before moving into Taurus again from the spring of 2019, not returning to Aries for another 77 years or so. Uranus always brings with it the unexpected and so usually has a surprise or two up it’s sleeve. Nevertheless, Uranus often serves to wake us up from our comfortable or narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective, new ideas and insights. Taurus is the area of your solar chart associated with relatives, your local scene, short journeys and communication in general. A chance encounter, conversation or unusual incident that occurs locally or while travelling may act as a catalyst to cause you to revaluate some of your ideas, values and priorities. A relative or someone you know locally could also have an important impact on your perspective on life, love and the universe. This is also a good time to explore new ways to get your message across, personally and professionally.
Pluto's influence in 2018
As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, Pluto and Uranus are not the same. The change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. Pluto cleans away that which has served its purpose or role in our lives and needs to make way for new life, growth and new experiences. Pluto can be the key to making changes that work in our favour.
As was the case in 2017 and will be for some time to come, Pluto is in Capricorn, the area of your solar chart associated with friendships and group activities and associations. This indicates that some of the people you meet socially or the groups you join may have a profound influence on the course of your life. Therefore, be open to making big changes in your social network and connecting with kindred spirits. Since Saturn will also be in this zone of your solar chart for some time, this further emphasises the importance of useful and supportive networks and connections in helping you further your goals, aspirations and ambitions.
Neptune's influence in 2018
Neptune is slow moving and is only half-way through its transit of Pisces, your Sun sign, which began in 2011. Neptune will be in Pisces until around 2024 when it makes it’s way into Aries. Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is considered an outer or transcendental planet. Since it is in your Sun sign, you’ll feel Neptune most. As with Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour the course of history. Neptune more than any other planet is not of this world. The world of Neptune is a utopian paradise. Neptune is concerned with selflessness, idealism, spiritual and mystical inclinations, imagination and fantasy. Difficult aspects from Neptune can be stressful since they test our worldview and challenge us to make our dreams and ideals a reality. Fortunately, Neptune has an affinity with Pisces and is relatively comfortable in your Sun sign.
Neptune’s presence in Pisces is likely to correspond with increased sensitivity on a number of levels. This could encompass greater sensitivity to the energy, mood and emotional undercurrents around you as well as heightened intuition and increased sensuality. This is good for artistic work but may sometimes leave you feeling uncomfortable in the company of insensitive individuals or toxic environments. At times, due to your increased sensitivity and demands made upon you, you may feel the urge to escape. This could prove counter-productive and so it would be prudent to take time out occasionally and retreat into the arms of mother nature.
This can also be a very creative time, and a time when you can be an agent for positive change in the world, especially in the little things you do everyday, to become an example to others. Since your idealism, imagination, sense of compassion and capacity to penetrate the mysteries of life are enhanced, this is a good time to pursue your dreams, ideals and the exploration of transcendental psychology and mystical subjects and to act as a guide for others in these areas.