Oct - 21st Nov
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2018
The move of Jupiter into Scorpio, your Sun sign,
should herald a period of renewal and an opportunity
or two to expand your horizons and explore pastures new.
With the North Node of the Moon in Leo until November, this
is a time to promote your talents and follow your calling. With
Uranus in your opposite sign of Taurus from May to November, you may increasingly find that others will act as catalysts for change in your and you should be open to explore pastures new.
Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn indicate that this is a good time for serious study and the practical application of those ideas to daily life could greatly influence your control over your environment and day-to-day domestic and commercial affairs. Neptune’s subtle influence promises increased sensitive, charm and if you can make the time and space, creative inspiration.
Saturn's influence in 2018
At the end of 2017 Saturn left Sagittarius, where it had been since the end of 2014, for Capricorn, where it will be until the end of December 2020. Since Sagittarius is one of the money zones of your solar chart, this should correspond with an easing of some of the uncertainty, pressures and restrictions that may have cast a shadow over financial matters in recent years. Saturn can bring lessons in how to best manage our resources and learn greater self-discipline and restraint. Hopefully, now you’ve learnt the benefit of greater financial independence, how to run a tighter operation, how to get more from what you have and more for what you do, because if so, the benefits wont be far behind.
Saturn’s move into Capricorn suggests this would be a good time for some serious study, especially of subjects that have a practical application in your everyday life. With Saturn here it can be a good time to work on your communication skills, written and spoken, since you may increasingly discover that getting your message across is as much about what you say as how you say it.
Jupiter's influence in 2018
With Jupiter, the planet most associated with luck, good fortune, optimism and opportunities in Scorpio, your Sun sign, until November this is a great time to spread your wings, start afresh, embrace greater freedom and independence and explore pastures new.
This promises to be a period of revival and renewal, a time to promote yourself and what you do. Be prepared to take a chance on life and love and ask the universe for a little more of what you need to do your thing.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2018
With the North Node of the Moon in the zone of your solar chart associated with your work, vocation, status and dealings with those in positions of authority and influence, you should be prepared to put yourself, your talents and your ideas in the shop window and show the world what you can do. Try to make an effort to get out and about more, to follow your calling and not to allow home, family and domestic matters distract you from making the most of opportunities outside the home.
Uranus's influence in 2018
Uranus will move from Aries to Taurus in May, returning to Aries in November. From the spring of 2019 Uranus will be Taurus again, not returning to Aries for some time. Since Taurus is the zone of your solar chart associated with relationships, personal, emotional and professional, as well as your general day-to-day dealings with others, this will be where you’ll be meeting Uranus. With Uranus in Taurus between May and November it is possible that you’ll get a taste of what may be in-store in 2019 and beyond. Nevertheless, with Uranus is in your opposite sign of Taurus, you’re likely to find that others, directly or indirectly, will act as catalysts for change in your life.
Whether they hang around or not, their role may simply be, to wake you up, to show you a different side of life, and therefore yourself and perhaps to change or rearrange your perspective on life, love and the universe. Therefore, be open to meeting new and different people and embracing the new ideas, opportunities and possibilities they bring.
Pluto's influence in 2018
As was the case in 2017 and will be in 2018 and some time to come, Pluto is in Capricorn. This is a long-term influence and since Capricorn is in harmonious alignment with Scorpio this represents a generally favourable influence. As with Saturn above, also in Capricorn, this can influence everyday communication, habits and the practical application of your intellect to everyday affairs. As such, there may be times when your usual day-to-day activities appears to be imbued with significance, meaningful coincidences and fateful stirrings.
Strange or peculiar meetings or exchanges may take on an air of mystery and intensity. A letter or email sent or received, a snippet of gossip, a chance meeting on a short journey or an interesting conversation with a relative or neighbour could prove a significant turning point for you in some way. Therefore, pay attention to the little details, dramas and chance encounters that take place in your own backyard.
Neptune's influence in 2018
As with 2017, Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2018 and beyond. Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is considered an outer or transcendental planet. Slow moving, Neptune takes about 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac and is currently about half way through its transit of Pisces. Like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that colour and shape the course of history. We experience these outer planets in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in our horoscopes. 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. At its worse, the more complex side of Neptune can bring unbridled sensuality and desire for escape from some of the harsher realities of life, leading some to addictive behaviours.
Since Pisces is in harmonious alignment with Scorpio, your Sun sign, you stand to gain from the beneficial, if often subtle flavours of Neptune. These can include enhanced imaginative and creative potential, mystical inclinations, sensitivity, compassion as well as increased charisma and romantic allure.