Taurus 20th April - 20th May
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2018
This is a good time to get out and about,
expand your social circle, to meet new people
and to reconnect with old acquaintances, especially
those who share your metaphysical and philosophical interests
and inclinations. It seems important develop a home life, living environment or base of operations which is comfortable and supports your actions out in the world. Don’t allow work matters to take up too much of your free time or impinge on your private life.
Change is in the air. Uranus moves from Aries to Taurus, your Sun sign, in May, returning to Aries in November. From the spring of 2019 Uranus will be Taurus again, where it will remain, more or less, until 2026. Therefore, be prepared to travel light and explore pastures new. This would also be a good time for some serious study and to develop your own, personal philosophy of life which informs your actions, values and interactions with the world.
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 in harmonious alignment with Taurus, your Sun sign, this promises to be a favourable, constructive influence and bodes well for more serious educational, philosophical and metaphysical pursuits that support your attempts to establish yourself in the world. Since this is also the zone of your solar chart associated with travel and far away people and places, this is also favourable for travel taken for more serious reasons such as career, educational, cultural and spiritual purposes. With this placement of Saturn you’ll benefit greatly from developing your own philosophical perspective that provides the intellectual, moral and spiritual values that will inform and guide your actions.
Jupiter's influence in 2018
Jupiter will be in Libra until entering Scorpio in the autumn. The presence of Jupiter in Libra should prove favourable for the routine, day-to-day elements of work and so an improvement on the job front is likely. This would be a good time to make an effort to improve working relationships, especially with those individuals under your care and influence. You’ll also benefit now from developing greater skills and expertise to improve your job satisfaction and effectiveness and increase your value in the workplace. Jupiter will enter Scorpio in the autumn of 2017 and remain there until autumn 2018. Scorpio is the area of your solar chart associated with relationships, emotional, professional, client-work and your more general day-to-day interactions with others. With Jupiter in Scorpio relationships matters should improve. So If you’re looking to for a fresh start or keen to reignite an old flame, then this is great for fun and romance.
With Jupiter in Scorpio there will be times when it is not what you know but who you know that makes the difference, so don’t be bashful and be prepared to reach out to others, to get out and about, widen your social circle and meet new people but also and get more involved with those good you already know.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2018
The Moon’s Nodes, the North Node of the Moon and the South Node of the Moon, form a pair, an axis and are always opposite one another. With the North Node in Leo, and the South Node in the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius, until November, the focus is on domestic matters so be prepared to prioritise the demands of your home, family and your private life. Focus on getting the foundations right, feeling safe and comfortable in your home environment.
This also a time to make an extra effort on the domestic front and strengthen ties with family and loved ones. With the South Node in Aquarius until November, try to reduce the amount of your time, attention and energy that is eaten up by work matters and increase the focus on your personal life, interests and activities outside of the office.
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 since 2011-12 and will be moving into Taurus, your Sun sign, 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. 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, commitments and limitations, to be more in touch with your core, your true, authentic self.
Therefore, be open to the new, the avant grade and the unexpected and be prepared to travel light and explore pastures new. While the presence of Uranus in Taurus represents a background influence of change for all Taurus, those born between 20-24 April are likely to be the first to meet Uranus most personally and therefore may experience the greatest desire for change in 2018.
Pluto's influence in 2018
Pluto affects 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 make way for new life, growth and new experiences. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, our own hidden wealth, those hidden talents and personal resources within us. Pluto is in Capricorn where it will remain, more or less, until 2025. Saturn joined Pluto in Capricorn at the end of 2017. Capricorn represents the zone of your solar chart associated with spiritual, philosophical and metaphysical matters as well as education, travel and far away people, places and cultures.
Therefore, this would be a good time to undertake some kind of the serious study or spiritual or intellectual journey that has a practical application in your life and work and one that informs your values and how you live. Contact with foreign cultures, people and places could also act as a catalyst for change and transformation in your life. Since Capricorn is in a strongly harmonious alignment Taurus, once you get things up and running, progress should be swift.
Neptune's influence in 2018
Like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is slow moving, taking 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 is considered an outer or transcendental planets whose influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour 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 is concerned with selflessness, spiritual and mystical inclinations, creative inspiration, fantasy and imagination. Difficult aspects from Neptune can test our worldview and challenge us to make our dreams and ideals a reality.
Fortunately, since Pisces is in a gentle, yet harmonious alignment with Taurus, your Sun sign, you’re likely to experience the more positive although often subtle influence of otherworldly Neptune. Nevertheless, since Pisces is area of your solar chart associated with your friends, group associations and social network, you should still be discriminating about who you allow into your innermost circle. Generally however, combined with the presence of Jupiter in Scorpio outlined above, this is a great time to expand your social circle and connect with kindred spirits, old and new, who share your dreams, interests and aspirations.