Virgo 23rd Aug - 22nd Sep
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2018
Jupiter is urging you to get out and about,
to express your ideas, to study and travel.
Connections made while travelling could prove
significant. Uranus, Pluto and Saturn in harmony with
your Sun sign promises to be a tremendously constructive
and productive influence and are encouraging you to get serious about expressing your talents and exploring people, places and pastures new. The Nodes are encouraging you to take time out periodically to recharge your batteries and work in private on some of your more personal goals, schemes and dreams. With Neptune in your opposite sign of Pisces, some interesting and colourful characters may cross your path, nevertheless, be discreet and discriminating about who you let into your heart and your life.
Saturn's influence in 2018
At the end of 2017 sober Saturn moved from Sagittarius, the domestic zone of your solar chart, and into Capricorn where it will remain, more or less, until the end of 2020. This should represent an easing of some of the domestic pressures of recent times but also an indication that you need to get your private life stable and secure to enable you to have the right foundations in place to support your attempts to do your thing out in the wider world. Capricorn, like Taurus and Virgo, your Sun sign, is an earth sign. The three earth signs form a harmonious triangular alignment with one another in the zodiac. Therefore, Saturn and Pluto’s presence in Capricorn along with the presence of Uranus in Taurus, discussed below, promises to be a favourable combination. With Saturn we reap what we sow. Capricorn is the area of your solar chart associated with your hobbies and private interests, creative self-expression and those things that are a source of pleasure. With Saturn in Capricorn, this is a great time to get serious about expressing yourself and your talents. Since this is also the zone of your solar chart associated with children, if this applies to you, then they may take up more of your time and energy and while this can be a source of enjoyment, the key to harmony revolves around establishing and maintaining clear boundaries with loved ones.
Jupiter's influence in 2018
Jupiter takes twelve years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 12 months in each zodiac sign. Jupiter will be in Scorpio until November and so this looks like you’ll be getting out and about more. More travel is indicated whether for work, study, emotional or romantic reasons. You might not have to travel too far or for too long to benefit from Jupiter’s favourable influence. Opportunities may be waiting for you in your own backyard, your neighbourhood. On your regular commute or on a short trip an important person may cross your path or an opportunity may fall in your lap. With Jupiter in Scorpio, this is good for practical study that increases your options out in the world, this is also a good time to communicate, express your ideas and get your message across.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2018
As has been the case since May 2017, the North Node will be in Leo until November when it moves into Cancer. The South Node will therefore be in the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius, until it enters Capricorn in November. Leo is one of the more complex area of your solar chart, a place of rest, retreat and seclusion. Aquarius is the zone of your solar chart associated with your day-to-day work and routine as well as your health, or lack thereof. Therefore, until November, consider periodically taking a step back, to retreat, to reduce your commitments to those activities, people and work that are most effective and productive.
Meanwhile, be prepared to reduce time and energy sent on those that do not support you or your life. This can be a time to turn inwards, to work on yourself or your own creative projects with minimum distractions or interference. A time to rest, recuperate and heal yourself, to create time and space in your life where you can recharge your batteries but also to make room for the unexpected, to surrender to a greater power that may alter the flow and direction of your life, if you let it. This is also a time to be discreet, to keep your private life private, to wait and be patient before disclosing or discussing your more serious long-term plans and intentions. From November and into 2019, with the North entering Cancer this promises to bring an expansion on the social front, a time to meet new peopled and kindred spirits and reconnect with old friends and acquaintances.
Uranus's influence in 2018
Uranus is associated with change and upheaval, often sudden and unexpected, for some it can represent a wake-up call. Uranus wakes us up from our narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective, new opportunities and new people. Slow moving, like Neptune and Pluto, Uranus represents a background influence until it triggers sensitive points in our horoscope. Uranus takes approximately 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending about 7 years in each zodiac sign. 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. Taurus is the zone of your solar chart associated with foreign people and places as well as educational, spiritual and philosophical matters. Taurus, like Virgo your Sun sign, is an earth sign and since the three earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, are harmoniously aligned with one another, the combination of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus and your Sun sign Virgo, bodes well for you and suggests you’ll be able to make practical, tangible and constructive changes in your life and work. Therefore, this is a good time to broaden your horizon through serious and practical study of subjects and private interests and passions that promise to increase your sense of physical, material and emotional security. This is also a good time to travel, explore foreign places and ideas and connect with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
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, Pluto and Uranus are not the same. The change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal like that which characterises the changing seasons. 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. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, hidden talents and resources within us, talents which may now demand a stage or a place in our lives to be expressed.
At the end of 2017 Saturn also entered Capricorn where it will remain, more or less until the end of 2020. Saturn and Pluto are a powerful combination and since Capricorn is harmoniously aligned with Virgo, this promises to be favourable, constructive and potentially transformative influence. Capricorn corresponds with the area of your solar chart associated with those things that are a source of pleasure, your special interests hobbies and children, whether as children of the mind, as in your creative projects or your biological children. This is a great time to get serious about your creative talents, to express yourself and perhaps turn your passion, interests or hobby into something more.
This also a time to become an expert or a specialist in some field, to carve out a niche for yourself or perhaps add the final piece to the puzzle to complete and dream, scheme or ambition. Since Pluto is a slow moving planet and therefore represents a background influence for all Virgos, some will experience Pluto more strongly than others. Those Virgos born around 10 - 15 September are likely to feel Pluto’s influence most strongly in 2018y, those born earlier will have met Pluto already on their travels, those born later will meet Pluto more directly in the not too distant future.
Neptune's influence in 2018
Considered an outer, transpersonal and transcendental planet, Neptune, like Uranus and Pluto, is also slow moving, taking 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. Neptune is currently about half-way through its transit of your opposite sign of Pisces. 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 in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in our horoscopes. 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. Neptune is in your opposite sign of Pisces, the area of your solar chart associated with your relationships with others, personal, professional as well as your general day-to-day interactions with others.
With Neptune here, you meet Neptune through your encounters with others. Feelings of compassion, guilt and desire to rescue, idealise or make sacrifices may influence your dealings with others. This can be a time when others kindle the fires of your heart, open you up to a whole new world of possibilities, fuel your passion and imagination and desire to make your dreams a reality. However, as always with Neptune, it’s prudent to keep at least one foot on solid ground since there is always the chance of being seduce, hoodwinked or taken to the cleaners. Therefore, it is advisable to not put all your eggs in one basket but if you do, watch that basket. Neptune represents a background influence for Virgo, those born around 05 - 10 September will feel Neptune most strongly in 2018. Virgo’s born earlier have met Neptune already, those born later will meet Neptune in 2019 and after.