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Winter Solstice Greetings & Happy Holidays!

2018 Yearly Forecast

Happy Winter Solstice! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, and may you be blessed with lovehappinesshealth, and prosperity in the New Year of 2018!

The Winter Solstice arrives on Thursday, December 21, 2017. As the days begin to grow longer after the Winter Solstice, the changing angle of the sun will energize your positive thoughts, intentions, and prayers. This new season is a favorable time to express greater love—to the people around you and to yourself. Your thoughts and prayers have extra power at this time to contribute to peace and harmony around the globe, with the people you are close to, and most importantly, within yourself. Spend extra time in meditation and prayer at this time of year to manifest your positive goals and aspirations.

As I write this 2018 Celestial Forecast, I am also thinking of all of those who have suffered during the last year,  from terrorism, wars, senseless mass shootings, climate-related disasters, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. And now, just a handful of miles from my home in California, wildfires are burning, normally unheard of in December. They are blazing through thousands of acres of residential neighborhoods and farmlands. As waves of hazy smoke waft by my window and I contemplate what I will take if we have to evacuate, I feel grateful to see smoke rather than fire. But the circumstances remind me that we are clearly living in a fragile time. We are witnessing the breakdown and demise of many systems that we thought we could depend upon. And the replacement parts have yet to arrive. 

Similarly, we are seeing retrogressive policies implemented by our government, leaving many feeling insecure about their futures—whether it be citizenship, health care, jobs, or the mortgage deduction for their home.

Like an archer who must pull his or her bow backward in order for the arrow to go most powerfully, directly, and swiftly forward, our society, is being pulled back to a less progressive time that many imagined had been long forsaken. 

Why? Planetary patterns presently portend a reversal of revolutionary ideas and open-mindedness that swept society 50+ years ago, in the 1960s. It may appear that we are going back to the 1950s as some espouse political attitudes that reflect the insularity, fearfulness, conservatism, and xenophobia (fear of foreigners) that characterized mid-20th-century thinking. 

We are reaching a point of near-maximum polarity, where the pendulum is swinging just about as far off center as it can go. This state of tension is unsustainable. The pendulum is about to swing the other way—in our continued upward climb toward higher consciousness. When the pendulum swings back to the opposite polarity in the next decade, we will have benefited from this process of integrating opposites. We will be stronger and at a much higher level than when this transitional process started. As a society, we will have reached a consensus that a vast majority will be happy to unite around. 

Think back to the darkness that was expressed during World War II, and then to the ensuing period of prosperity and calm that followed. We too will have a similar upsurge in positivity when the current storm clouds pass. Astrologically speaking, we clearly are in a period of exposing darkness, dishonesty, transgressions, and malfeasance. All will eventually be called out for their impropriety. This cleansing process will take until the early 2020s. 

A higher level of justice (meted out by the system and by karmic justice) will prevail under the influence of a potent Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius on the Winter Solstice of 2020—December 21, 2020. Subsequently, the transition of powerful Pluto into Aquarius in 2023-2024 will help to  remold society into a more united global village where all will have equal access to information and resources and a voice in the outcome of decisions that affect us all. 

One person dominating others will not be an option. The collaborative technologies that have already become available will proliferate and distribute greater authority and decision-making power to more people in smaller communities. These communities will play a key role in advancing toward greater synthesis and fusion.

 

Greater Light/Greater Darkness

For those who are disconcerted by the current level of negative thinking and acting in the world, please remember that the greater the light of illumination and enlightenment that is about to come, the greater the shadow that is cast. We are now living in the shadow of the incoming light. As we reach the point of near-maximum polarity, attitudes and actions are reaching an extreme. According to the metaphysical law of opposites, this polarity is a necessary step before we can reverse course and return to a central point of unity and equilibrium. The cumulative energy of our collective positive thoughts, prayers, and actions will inevitably tip the balance back in favor of goodness and kindness across the globe, healing the polarities between people. Our positive thoughts, prayers, and actions are the most potent force for preparing the way for the greater expression of positive cosmic energy and light that surrounds us always!
 

Benign Planetary Alignments in 2018

The Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog arrives on February 16, 2018. The energy of the earth dog is friendly, hard-working, responsible, yet complacent at times. Similarly, the planetary alignments of 2018 will feel more tame, placid, and less charged than tumultuous celestial alignments that have shaken the status quo since 2012. Yet, we also will see that the empty energetic space created in 2018, when we would normally feel complacent, will be filled by experimentation with and integration of the impactful planetary alignments that occurred between 2012 and 2017. These planetary alignments have introduced dramatic new ways of thinking and living that are now subtly, and not so subtly, weaving themselves into our daily lives. 

While the overall planetary activity of 2018 is relatively less sweeping and all-encompassing than the planetary activity of the past 5 years, there will be some potentially volatile interludes in 2018. They will occur under the influence of solar and lunar eclipses from late January to mid-February, and mid-July to mid-August, and under the movements of Mars, which squares unpredictable and innovative Uranus in mid-May, and triggers eclipse points during the summer, from late June to late August, and in October and November. Fall-out from these celestial transits may take some time for us to collectively integrate. But 2018 will feel more like aftershocks rather than the initial quake.

Polarity and Extremes Lead to Unification

So, while we will have a chance to catch our collective breath before embarking upon more challenges and changes in 2019 and 2020, we also will need to assimilate the greater polarization of ideas, extremes of action, and reversals of direction caused by the energies that have already been set in motion. Once all diversities have been recognized and reconciled, we will then be free to re-build a more unified, coherent society—in the early-to-mid-2020’s.

Forgoing Winning and Domination for Synthesis and Balance

What will come next will not be one side “winning” over the other, or one ideology dominating the other. We are moving toward a point of greater synthesis and balance. The next step involves bringing love rather than rancor to the table. There are really no “rights” and “wrongs” or “conservatives” or “liberals” from this higher perspective of love. 

Divisiveness Leads to Unification

The divisiveness we are witnessing is a necessary  pre-cursor to expanding our awareness to see the positive in all, even if it seems impossible from our current vantage point. We are in a period of tremendous healing of what has been hidden in the shadows, not only in our lifetimes, but for many decades, even centuries. With greater acceptance of all, we will feel the collective heart opening and the love will begin to flow again.


Unification of Opposing Positive and Negative Poles Creates Strength and Energy/Paradox Leads to Logic

We already are seeing many paradoxes in which situations that appear headed in one direction actually produce results opposite from the ones intended or anticipated. This phenomenon is part of opening our awareness to the idea that we live in a world of duality (light and shadow). Our work is to unify the opposites into one greater whole instead of taking the inferior route of polarizing or dividing. 

A lot of past karma is now being worked out. But we are also witnessing the law of physics that states that all opposites are eventually attracted to unite together to produce greater energy—similar to a definition of love—the union of opposites to create greater balance, harmony, and life energy.

Electricity itself is produced by the charge generated by the union of opposite positive and negative poles (the earth itself has two opposing magnetic poles). The greater the electrical charge (union of opposites), the greater the magnetism that is generated. Electricity and magnetism (which produce electro-magnetism) are even said to be opposite forces that work in tandem. Electricity represents male energy and magnetism reflects female energy. They work together to produce greater energy together than they can on their own. 

When there is less union of opposites, as is now the case, less balance, harmony, and energy are generated. When the energy level drops to a low-enough point, people will feel no alternative but to unite with the opposite force, for their survival, if for no other altruistic reason. All polarities eventually become so extreme that they are driven to unite with their opposite. We will see political parties reaching so far to extremes that their ideologies will actually match those of their opponents. Since it is a law of nature that opposite forces create greater energy when they work together than when they operate on their own, it will only make sense that all parties find a way to work together.

“United” States

The “United States” was a great experiment in unifying disparate and divided people into one unified whole. The world always will embrace a pull between light and dark, positive and negative, male and female. We must constantly exercise our will to hold these pairs of opposites together as a united yin and yang—within ourselves and in the world around us. By holding these opposites together, we become stronger and generate more positive power.

Polarization, extremes, and reversals are a necessary step of revelation as we move toward greater strength and the unification of opposites. We cannot live in a state of extreme division and conflict forever. Ultimately, we will all naturally see others’ points of view and seek compromise and consensus, which will bring a higher level of peace and harmony for all.

Examples of Paradoxes and Polarities for Healing: 

Higher consciousness: We are in a time of awakening to higher consciousness and greater light (in the form of love and wisdom). Yet, paradoxically, we are seeing an upswing in violence, greed, and the ideological polarization of people. As the light of goodness gets stronger on the planet, so too does the force of dark. Like a magnet whose positive pole gets stronger, so too does the negative pole—to maintain a provisional balance. This unstable balance will lead to a breakthrough of greater harmony and balance at a higher level of light and awareness. 

Technology: Technology was supposed to save us time and make our lives easier. But somehow, it has created more complexity, and made all of us feel more busy. Technology also was supposed to facilitate communications between people. It has done so and has leveled the playing field so that people around the globe have access to the same information (and light). 

Yet, people also are more distracted and overwhelmed than ever before. And some people are feeling more isolated than ever—feeling more dependent upon their relationship with their phone than with other human beings. Yet, people who would have never connected in positive ways now have a way of finding each other. 

Advanced technology also has helped governments and corporations function more efficiently. But it also has exposed these systems to revelations of  “secret information,” through leaks, hacking, distortion of information, and “fake news." Thus, we are seeing the pull of extremes that will eventually lead to a higher order. 

With the advent of advanced technologies, countries or people with less military power may be able to outmaneuver countries with more military power, such as the United States. Thus, the United States will eventually be led to make peace with her perceived enemies, because she will no longer be able to prevail over them with military might alone. Technology is leveling the political playing field across the globe.

Political Polarization and Breakdown of Governmental Systems: The very systems and governing bodies that were supposed to protect people are becoming more dysfunctional and damaging. Ordinary citizens are increasingly relying on each other to fulfill functions heretofore taken care of by the state. 

Lower federal taxes in the U.S. will also mean fewer governmental services, which, on a positive note, will spur smaller communities to fill the void. Political polarization seems contentious, but it will lead to unification of people from both extremes who will find a point of agreement. People also will more readily change sides to create consensus. For example, people who once opposed universal health insurance coverage are now the ones standing up for the insurance coverage they didn’t want to lose.

Corporate Sexism: Corporations that once oppressed women are now unconditionally supporting women as they speak out about sexual harassment. Once a bastion of male dominance, corporations are taking action, albeit drastic at times, against accused male perpetrators, sometimes without a fair judicial process. Eventually a balance will be struck where people will be considered innocent until proven guilty, but they will no longer be considered innocent after proven guilty. Therefore, an atmosphere of greater equality and collaboration will reign. 

Weakening Financial Systems: As people’s diminished confidence in the global financial system leads to greater anxiety and insecurity, new virtual cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, will ascend. These new currencies will give people greater autonomy and freedom.

Violent Weather and other Atrocities: People who may not have known each other, or who were previously “enemies,” are coming together to re-build after violent atrocities or other climate-related disasters. Joint efforts and human compassion are supplanting outside governmental intervention. Increased suffering will lead ordinary citizens to express greater activism and caring. 

Gender Roles: Once clearly circumscribed, we are now seeing greater homogenization of gender roles and role reversals, with the emergence of transgender, cross-gender, gender fluid, bi-gender, a-gender, pan-gender, and non-binary lifestyles. Those pioneers  at the forefront of the ground-breaking, sometimes shocking, gender transformations, are the people who will bring greater equality between genders as they work toward a more gender-neutral world. This unification of opposites, within one body rather than two, represents a hybrid step in our collective evolution toward greater unity.

Time: Time feels like it is speeding up. People will have no choice but to either speed up to the point that they can no longer remember what they're doing, or they will slow down, and feel greater peace and harmony within themselves, despite outer world activity. The paradox is that as greater time pressures reach an extreme, it will lead to its opposite: greater calm and tranquility.


 Please read on for Descriptions of Planetary Patterns  in 2018:

 

Jupiter in Scorpio:

Jupiter is in Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018. Jupiter is in Scorpio for 1 year every 12 years. Jupiter was last in Scorpio from October 25, 2005 to November 23, 2006. Think back to the issues you were facing in 2005-2006. You will have an opportunity to transform those areas of your life left unhealed or unresolved from this earlier time. 

Under the influence of Jupiter in Scorpio, hidden information is revealed. Crimes are exposed. Investigations into subterranean secrets produce revelations. Think of it as a societal archeological dig. Prominent issues discovered under Jupiter in Scorpio involve sexuality, death, taxes, and insurance. Medical breakthroughs also will abound. The effects of drilling under the ocean or earth will be prominent. Jupiter in Scorpio is like a cosmic alchemist. You will have the opportunity to discover deeper truths about yourself and transform the lead of your personality into the gold of your soul under this influence. Financial fortunes can be regenerated or erased under the dominion of Jupiter in Scorpio.

Jupiter in Sagittarius:

Jupiter will be in Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019. Jupiter is in Sagittarius for 1 year  every 12 years. Jupiter was last in Sagittarius from November 23, 2006 to December 18, 2007.  Toward the end of 2018, think back to the issues you were facing in 2007. You will have an opportunity to heal those areas of your life that have been unresolved from that time.

Under the influence of Jupiter in Sagittarius, you may experience unbridled enthusiasm for ideas you believe in. Check the realistic nature of the possibilities you are passionate about—and make sure your plans are grounded in realistic principles. Check with others, as it is possible to get good advice under the influence of Jupiter in Sagittarius. Of course, the opposite is also true—it is possible to be misled. So, make sure you ascertain the validity of the sources of your information before following the advice that is offered.

Saturn in Capricorn:

Saturn is in Capricorn from December 19, 2017 to December 17, 2020. Saturn is in Capricorn for 2.5-3 years, every 29.5 years. Saturn was last in Capricorn from February 13, 1988 to February 6, 1991. Reflect back upon the issues you were dealing with during this prior 3-year period. You may be re-visiting these issues on a higher level. And you will have an opportunity to resolve or heal any outstanding issues from this earlier time.

Saturn in Capricorn brings caution, conservativism, contraction, and discipline. In your personal life, you may gravitate toward more traditional or structured roles or self-expression. You may focus more on your sense of security,  responsibility, and “fitting in.” Saturn in Capricorn also influences people to seek leadership positions and assert their power and authority. 

This is not a time for apathy toward the system. At the very least, pray for the highest outcome for the people taking action. There will be many jockeying for power. People will try to prove themselves in whatever way they deem necessary. Ultimately, fissures in governmental and corporate systems will be exposed, and the groundwork for transformation will be laid. New and innovative structures will begin to take root after Saturn leaves Capricorn in 2020. Prior to 2020, the old paradigm will struggle to maintain a foothold.

Saturn is a planet of karmic justice. That which is owed comes due under Saturn in Capricorn. Results are fair—particularly in economic, financial, and political matters. That which is meant to succeed will succeed. That which is meant to fail will fail. Financial recessions are possible under the influence of Saturn in Capricorn—if governments, corporations, and consumers are over-spent or over-extended.

Uranus in Taurus:

Uranus enters Taurus on May 15, 2018 and remains in the Sign of the Bull until April 25, 2026. Uranus is in Taurus for 7 years every 84 years. Uranus was last in Taurus from March 27, 1935 to May 14, 1942.

Under the influence of Uranus in Taurus, alternative forms of currency will emerge at a rapid rate. Remember, our current financial system was restructured during the last passage of Uranus through Taurus (1935 to 1942), on the heels of the Great Depression. The Social Security system, for example, began on August 14, 1935, just months after Uranus moved into Taurus.

Uranus in Taurus will enable people to branch out and seek non-traditional forms of “security,” whether it be financial, emotional, or physical. People will be prone to experiencing financial losses as Uranus enters Taurus in May 2018 and as it forms a tense angle with Mars (direct and retrograde) and the South Node of the Moon throughout the summer months. Tense months for financial affairs include May, June, July, and August.

Neptune in Pisces:

Neptune entered Pisces on April 4, 2011 and will remain in the Sign of the Fish until January 26, 2026. Neptune spends 14-15 years in Pisces every 169 years. Neptune was last in Pisces from 1847 to 1862. Some of the major events influenced by Neptune in Pisces during those years dealt with trans-continental  travel, long-distance communications and financial transactions, (Western Union, American Express were founded), borders (Mexican-American War), and ideological divisions in the U.S. over slavery versus freedom (American Civil War). The first personal income tax was instituted in 1861 (and now it looks like it is about to be practically repealed). And petroleum products were first produced, watches were first manufactured, and photography gained popularity under the influence of Neptune in Pisces from 1847 to 1862.

Principles raised during the last transit of Neptune through Pisces will be raised again through 2026. These include: the border and immigration between Mexico and the United States, mass communications (internet and smart phones), long-distance travel (virtual and real), the income tax code, photography and drones—and to what extent they can be deployed in personal and/or governmental domains, and the use of petroleum products versus alternative forms of energy.

The resolution of remaining tensions between the North and South of the United States will also eventually come to fruition as a result of the homogenizing and harmonizing energy of Neptune in Pisces until 2026. Greatest tensions are coming to the fore now, especially in ideological divisions between conservatives and liberals and red and blue states. Neptune dissolves previous boundaries and attitudes to bring an opening of and expansion of our way of thinking. Tensions between North Korea and the United States also will be dissolved or resolved during this time.

Neptune in Pisces will show you that there are multiple levels of valid reality, such as our perception of time. On the physical level, this includes the Apple Watch and other gadgets and how they impact our sense of time. New realizations about the dimensions of time and space on the earth plane—as well as other dimensions—also will emerge during the 2020’s. Many currently are experiencing the sensation of “time speeding up” in reaction to the avalanche of electrical information they are trying to process in relation to the magnetic field of the earth and their bodies (electro-magnetic energy). People will devise various strategies for coping with the onslaught of information. While some many disconnect from the informational reality altogether, the most integrated path will be one where you balance between realistically acknowledging the news and information that you are barraged with, but you also find ways to transcend the chaos through practices of prayer, meditation, contemplation, and exercises, such as yogatai chi, or qigong, so you may simultaneously feel grounded in your own inner peace and reality while witnessing the physical reality around you.  

Neptune in Pisces also raises issues of water, accessibility to water, availability of water, purity of water, and issues of droughts and floods.

Pluto in Capricorn:

Pluto entered Capricorn on January 26, 2008 and will remain in the Sign of the Goat until November 19, 2024. It takes Pluto approximately 248 years to orbit the Sun. Pluto was last in Capricorn from 1762 to 1778, during the American and French Revolutions and the initial stages of formation of these new governments. Clearly, the American government is in the process of being dismantled and will need to be reconstituted once Pluto leaves Capricorn in 2024. After that time, we will see the formation of more streamlined, decentralized, and equitable forms of government. Interestingly, France and the United States currently appear to be at the opposite ends of the climate change political spectrum, whereas France was a key ally during the American Revolution. Today, France has as its leader a young, centrist liberal, idealistic yet pragmatic President Emmanuel Macron, who is taking the initiative to curb global warming. As its president, the United States has an older, conservative businessman who has stepped back from official U.S. participation in efforts to curb global warming, and actually is proposing new policies that appear to contribute to warming of the planet.


Key Dates:

* January 31, 2018 - Total Lunar Eclipse - 11 degrees Leo - Similar events to those that occurred in the winter of 1999 may arise for resolution. Stay alert. This eclipse also coincides with other potential triggers, including conjunctions with the south node of moon in April 2018, and with Mars in June and October 2018. These could be potentially volatile months.
* February 15, 2018 - Partial Solar Eclipse - 27 degrees Aquarius - Similar events to those that occurred in the winter of 1999 may arise for resolution. Remain aware. Mars  in Aquarius hits this eclipse point along with expansive Jupiter in Scorpio in November 2018. This is a potentially volatile month.
* March 22 - April 15, 2018 Mercury Retrograde - 16 degrees Aries - Impulsive actions hit roadblocks to give you time to consider consequences.
* April 17, 2018 - Chiron enters Aries - Chiron was last in Aries from 1968 to 1977. Chiron in Aries ushers in a period of greater self-assertion and expression of individuality.
* May 15, 2018 - Uranus enters Taurus for the first time since May, 14, 1942. Uranus will remain in Taurus (except for November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019) until April 25, 2026. Uranus was last in Taurus from March 27, 1935 to May 14, 1942. Banking and financial systems will undergo an overhaul under this influence. Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) and virtual financial transactions will supplant traditional systems of commerce.
* May 25, 2018 - Jupiter trines Neptune - 16 degrees Scorpio/16 degrees Pisces - Your intuition becomes stronger and you perceive the thoughts and feelings of others. Others perceive your thoughts and feelings as well.
* June 26 - August 27, 2018 - Mars Retrograde - 9 degrees Aquarius - 28 degrees Capricorn - Pent-up energy can be expressed suddenly. Consider consequences before reacting. Restrain your expressions of anger for best results. (Mars retrogrades near the eclipse point of January 31 and July 27, 2018—bringing potential for unpredictability or volatility.)
* July 25 - August 18, 2018 - Mercury Retrograde - 23 degrees Leo - 11 degrees Leo - Think first, speak second. Impulsive or rude speech can lead to negative results. (This Mercury Retrograde ends by conjoining the eclipse point of January 31, 2018—issues from earlier in the year will arise during the retrograde.)
* July 12, 2018 - Partial Solar Eclipse - 20 degrees Cancer - You may feel more moody than usual. Make provisions to give yourself time and space to process your feelings.
* July 27, 2018 - Total Lunar Eclipse - 4 degrees Aquarius - Defer to others to preserve peace and harmony. (Mars hits this eclipse point in late July and late September so be prepared for extra activity and interaction.) 
*  August 11, 2018 - Partial Solar Eclipse - 18 degrees Leo - Listen to your intuition under this eclipse. (Jupiter in Scorpio squares this eclipse point in mid-September, which will bring revelations and positive outcomes.)
*  August 19, 2018 - Jupiter Trines Neptune - 15 degrees Scorpio/15 degrees Pisces - Your intuition becomes stronger and you perceive the thoughts and feelings of others. Others perceive your thoughts and feelings as well.
*  August 27, 2018 - Mars Direct - 28 degrees Capricorn - Progress resumes on projects that have been delayed or blocked since June 2018. 
*  October 5 - November 16, 2018 - Venus Retrograde - 10 degrees Scorpio - 25 degrees Libra - Lovingly connect with people from your past. Relationships formed under this influence will be nourishing, but may not endure.
*  November 6, 2018 - May 4, 2020 - Nodes of Moon Enter Cancer-Capricorn - Home, family, and national security are highlighted. (The Moon’s nodes were last in Cancer-Capricorn from April 8, 2000 to October 12, 2001.)  
*  November 6, 2018 - Uranus re-enters Aries - 29 degrees Aries - Expression of individual differences escalates.
*  November 8, 2018 - Jupiter enters Sagittarius -  Your feelings of hope and optimism are strengthened. (Jupiter was last in Sagittarius from November 23, 2006 to December 18, 2007. Jupiter will be in Sagittarius until December 2, 2019.) 
* November 16, 2018 - Venus Direct - 25 degrees Libra - Inharmonious relationship dynamics reach resolution.
* November 16 - December 6, 2018 - Mercury Retrograde - 13 degrees Sagittarius - 27 degrees Scorpio - Confusion and misunderstandings are more common than normal. Opt for clarity over using abbreviations and short-hand for beneficial results. (Mercury retrogrades near spiritual, intuitive Neptune, bringing you greater spiritual progress and intuitive insights. Yet, the blend of Mercury and Neptune can produce foggy thinking or bring unclarity in person-to-person communications. Meditate deeply on complex issues, and ask another person for their perspective if you feel your conclusions may be cloudy.)


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PLEASE READ ON FOR YOUR PERSONAL ASTROLOGICAL PREDICTIONS
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Aries

(March 21 – April 19)

 

The innovative planet Uranus spends the first five months of 2018 in Aries, igniting your desire to innovate, renovate, and re-evaluate. Early 2018, combined with the last few months of 2018, will give you a chance to make changes you have been contemplating since Uranus entered Aries in 2011. This is when your individuation process began in earnest. The passage of revolutionary Uranus into Taurus on May 15, 2018 will stabilize the flow of cosmic energy to you and will turn your focus away from self re-definition to more mundane matters, such as your finances and physical comforts. Since 2011, your larger goals have been concentrated on self-discovery and self-expression. Now is the time to ground your big ideas and put your vision into action with practical steps! Uranus will briefly return to Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019, giving you a last burst of energy to implement your unorthodox ideas. Material resources will become available for the ideas that will bring you the greatest growth and evolution. Your planetary ruler, Mars, will support your forward progress as it travels through Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn during the first half of 2018. On June 26, 2018, the fiery planet turns retrograde in Aquarius for several months (from June 26 to August 27, 2018), causing you to apply the brakes and rectify the past. The summer will be a good time to rest and catch up on projects you have started earlier in the year. The passage of lucky Jupiter into the fire sign of Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 will also support your creative expression. This will be a year to experiment, evaluate, and implement those ideas that bring positive results. Eclipses in late January and February 2018, and July and August 2018, will bring new companions into your life. 

 

Taurus

 (April 20 – May 20)


Innovative Uranus in Taurus from May 15 to November 6, 2018, and again from March 6, 2019  to April 25, 2026 will help bring positive, needed changes to your life. Uranus is a planet that spins at a right angle to the other planets in the solar system, and along with Venus, spins in the opposite direction from the other planets, which enables it to inspire innovative and creative ideas. Uranus can provoke what seems like a crisis in order to bring about a higher state of evolution. President John F. Kennedy said, “When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” Uranus will bring many opportunities to find value in your life in new and interesting ways in the coming years. Stay open-minded so you may discover all of the opportunities coming to you. Saturn in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn from December 19, 2017 to December 16, 2020 will help you stabilize your new ideas so you may create a firm foundation for the next chapter of your life. Eclipses in late January and February, and again in July and August 2018 will bring new career opportunities and possibilities for reconfiguring your living situation. Lucky Jupiter in Sagittarius beginning on November 8, 2018 will help you draw on a wealth of deep resources within yourself. When loving Venus, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde from October 5 to November 16, 2018, you will draw support from people you have known in the past. New influences will enter your life beginning in December 2018.

 

 

Gemini

(May 21 – June 21)


Communicative Mercury, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde for 3 weeks, 3 times in 2018. These 3-week periods are important times for you to review the past, rectify any missteps, and make course corrections. Mercury will retrograde in the fire sign of Aries from March 22 to April 15, 2018. This will be a time to contact old friends and make sure there are no misunderstandings. Mercury will retrograde again in the fire sign of Leo from July 25 to August 18, 2018. This will be a time to make peace with your neighbors and siblings or cousins. Communications could be tangled and short trips delayed under the influence of this Mercury retrograde. But all will be rectified by late summer. Mercury retrogrades once more in 2018, from November 16 to December 6, 2018, in the fire sign of Sagittarius and the water sign of Scorpio. This will be a time to rectify terms of long-standing contracts to make sure everyone is getting what they need. Don’t necessarily make assumptions about how others think or feel. The retrograde is a great time to ask questions and listen for answers. You will glean much useful information! Eclipses in late January and February, and July and August 2018, will bring you philosophical and spiritual insights that will help shape your attitudes on important subjects. Lucky Jupiter enters the optimistic sign of Sagittarius on November 8, 2018. This celestial transit will bring you positive outcomes in spiritual endeavors, travel, and adventurous relationships!

 

 

Cancer

(June 22 – July 22)


Eclipses in late January and February, and July and August 2018, will bring you a new awareness about how much time to devote to people and activities in your environment. Despite your love of routine, cosmic energies may direct you to experiment with new regimens and schedules. You also are opening up to unique people who will help you access your abundant creativity. You tend to channel your creative energy into your home and domestic surroundings. You will continue to tend to hearth and home, but you also will have an opportunity to expand your offerings as a gift to a greater number of people. You have a nurturing, loving presence that others will be open to experience in the coming year. Lucky Jupiter in the compatible water sign of Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will bring you good fortune when you take moderate risks to give of yourself through self-expression or helpful actions. Uranus in Taurus from May 15 to November 6, 2018, and again from March 6, 2019 to April 25, 2026, will help you connect with like-minded others who will share your sensibilities, sensitivities, and values. Mars retrograde from June 26 to August 27, 2018 will temporarily bring people from your past back into your life. You will have a chance to resolve outstanding issues. Karmic Saturn in your opposing sign of Capricorn from December 19, 2017 to December 16, 2020 will focus your energy on building up your significant one-to-one relationships. It will be important to create peace and harmony with the people you are close to. You will be cultivating the relationships that are stable parts of the garden of souls around you.

 

 

Leo

(July 23 – August 22)


A total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31, 2018 will temporarily give the people around you a chance to express themselves more than usual. For a brief time, you will not be in the driver’s seat  until a partial solar eclipse on February 15, 2018 opens the door to more typical and balanced interpersonal dynamics. A partial solar eclipse on July12, 2018will stir a subconscious memory and a total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 will restore your sense of confidence and natural poise. A partial solar eclipse in Leo on August 11, 2018 will temporarily disrupt your status quo. You life will return to  its normal cadence by the end of September 2018, but the new energetic influences will have made an indelible imprint that will positively alter the course of your life. Make peace with new opportunities. And let go of opportunities that you have anticipated but have not materialized. Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will challenge you to refine domestic plans. Jupiter in the compatible fire sign of Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 will enable you to easily express your warmth and enthusiasm to the people you care about. Karmic Saturn in Capricorn will help you refine outstanding plans until 2020 (it also is an important time to try to make plans!). And innovative Uranus in Taurus from May 15 to November 6, 2018, and again from March 6, 2019 to April 25, 2026will help you further refine your strategy so your actions reflect the highest expression of your soul.

 

 

Virgo

 (August 23 – September 22)


A collection of planets in the compatible earth signs of Capricorn and Taurus will enhance your life journey in 2018 and support you to fulfill your goals. Karmic Saturn and determined Pluto, both in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn, will enable you to focus on long-term strategies and put the pieces in place for a stable foundation. Your efforts in 2018 will set the stage for a successful future. Innovative Uranus also enters the compatible earth sign of Taurus on May 15, 2018, paving the way for you to introduce new ideas into your work and personal life. Communicative Mercury turns retrograde for 3 weeks, 3 times in 2018. These will be times when you may efficiently refine plans from the past. You also may run into delays during the Mercury retrograde periods if your plans are not aligned with your highest good. When you make necessary refinements, you will make much forward progress. Mercury retrogrades from March 22 to April 15, 2018, July 25 to August 18, 2018, and November 16 to December 6, 2018. A total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018 will give you vivid dreams that will provide a hint about a future course of action. A partial solar eclipse on February 15, 2018 will help you refine a work routine. A partial solar eclipse on July 12, 2018 will temporarily keep you apart from a friend you would like to see, while a total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 will strengthen your intuition. A partial solar eclipse on August 11, 2018 will confirm a premonition you have been sensing. Use moments of quiet and solitude to introspect and listen to intuitive guidance for best results in 2018.

 

 

Libra

(September 23 – October 23)


Innovative Uranus in your opposing sign of Aries until May 15, 2018 will bring creative and inspiring people into your life during the first half of 2018. When loving Venus, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde in Scorpio and Libra from October 5 to November 16, 2018, you will have an opportunity to re-examine these relationships to discern whether they are truly bringing balance and harmony (or stress) to your life. During this period, you may see the “shadow” side of a relationship, which may cause you to re-balance in a new way. You may choose greater authenticity or diminished involvement, depending upon your evaluation of the chances for healthy interchange. While you are good at deferring to others, this will be a time to discern whether the costs of burying your needs are worth the value of relationship interactions. You have a fair and equitable way of assessing situations, so trust your impressions and intuition. You are getting ready to make a firm commitment to a new position. Lucky Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 will  bring  new people to you with whom you may discuss ideas and activities that are of interest to you. Decide which topics you would like to explore so you are not derailed from your mission and seek like-minded others to support you. Eclipses in late January and February, and July and August 2018, will give you an opportunity to interact with groups of people with whom you can collaborate to bring greater ease to your daily life.

 

Scorpio

(October 24 – November 21)


Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018will support your positive aspirations for self-healing and self-expression. You are not one to skim the surface. And this celestial influence will help you penetrate to the depths of complex situations. Mars in Scorpio from December 9, 2017 to January 26, 2018 will heighten your ability to unearth buried information and uncover hidden resources. Something that has been concealed will come to light—and with your skillful sleuthing, you may be the messenger of  important revelations. Innovative Uranus also will move into your opposite sign of Taurus on May 15, 2018, when you will discover even more illuminating information. You may stumble upon these details through a close friend or associate. This information could present a major turning point in your life. You also will be in the spotlight under the influence of a series of eclipses in late January and February, and again in July and August 2018. Venus retrograde in Scorpio and Libra from October 5 - November 16, 2018 will awaken your interest in a person you have known in the past. You will briefly experience clear communications with this person after Venus resumes direct motion on November 16, 2018. Mercury, planet of communications, will begin its retrograde motion later in the day on November 16, 2018, which will help you re-visit and rectify past communications. Communicative Mercury resumes direct motion in Scorpio on December 6, 2018, when all will fall nicely into place for you.

 

 

Sagittarius

 (November 22 – December 21)


You may feel a bit like a detective under the influence of lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, in the depth-seeking sign of Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018. This will be a year to discover hidden truths and buried treasure in the form of crucial information. Under this influence, you may have trouble tolerating aimless activity or small talk. So, focus on your most important goals, commit the necessary resources, and allow yourself to intensely immerse yourself in the object of your ambitions. Once lucky Jupiter moves into Sagittarius (November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019), you will feel like your old jovial, carefree self. Until then, you will feel as if you have serious work to accomplish—and you do. Just make sure you don’t neglect the big picture and lose the forest in the trees. The “big picture” is whatever you feel is your larger goal, the reason you are expending your energy in the first place. Saturn in Capricorn in 2018 will help you focus on your finances so you may properly allocate resources to endeavors that are important to you. An alignment of your planetary ruler, Jupiter, with dreamy Neptune on May 25 and August 19, 2018 will heighten your intuition and give you an important insight. Eclipses in late January and February, and July and August 2018 will awaken a spiritual desire. 

 

 

Capricorn

  (December 22 – January 19)


Saturn, your planetary ruler, will be in Capricorn during 2018 and will help you make decisions that will define the next 7 years of your life. This is a time to think about building solid foundations for your home, work, and family. Important decisions made during this year will bring positive results when you support your decisions with proper research and hard work. Get the facts and apply your abundant willpower and determination. You will succeed in those endeavors to which you commit your greatest attention. Saturn will give you many opportunities to ameliorate your life as it remains in Capricorn until December 16, 2020. Energizing Mars also will help you meet your goals while it traverses Capricorn from March 17 to May 15, 2018, and again from August 12 to September 10, 2018. Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018will help you implement your clear vision when you think strategically.  Eclipses in late January and February, and July and August 2018, will bring you new information about your finances. You will be able to build your financial reserves from mid-September to mid-November. Innovative Uranus in the compatible earth sign of Taurus in 2018 will help you find creative solutions to unanticipated situations that may arise. Hidden resources are available.

 

 

Aquarius

(January 20 – February 18)


A total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018 will bring you greater awareness about the way you express yourself. Experiment with new modes of conveying your thoughts and feelings when a partial solar eclipse on February 15, 2018 brings new feelings and sensations to your awareness. Take care of yourself by surrounding yourself with supportive friends who will listen to your impressions and reactions. You also will benefit from nourishing foods during your birthday season. Energizing Mars will spend 5 months in Aquarius in 2018.  The fiery planet will be in the sign of brotherly love from May 15 to August 12, 2018, and from September 10 to November 15, 2018. This is a time when you will have the power to accomplish outstanding goals. But also note that your anger may flair a little more quickly than normal due to frustrations caused by Mars retrograde in Aquarius from June 26 to August 12, 2018. A potent angle formed in the sky between Mars and innovative Uranus, your planetary ruler, on May 16 and September 18, 2018, could unintentionally cause sparks to fly. A partial solar eclipse in Cancer on July 12, 2018 will help you refine your dietary regimen. A total lunar eclipse in Aquarius on July 27, 2018 will help you bring greater balance to an important relationship.  A partial solar eclipse in Leo on August 11, 2018 will help you see your relationships in a new light. Lucky Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will support your career and efforts to bring your positive ideas into the world. Jupiter in Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 will help you make positive connections with friends. While your social inclinations are generally strong, you will derive great benefits from short periods of solitude under the influence of karmic Saturn in Capricorn during 2018.

 

 

Pisces

(February 19 – March 20)


Eclipses in late January and February, and July and August 2018, will make you aware of details you may have overlooked in the past. Trust your intuition to guide you to the places you must look to discover these forgotten missives. You also will feel more intuitive than usual under the positive influence of a celestial angle that forms in the sky between lucky Jupiter in Scorpio and spiritual Neptune in Pisces on May 25 and August 19, 2018. With Neptune, your planetary ruler, in Pisces until 2026, you will feel best when you allow the wisdom contained in your higher self to guide you. Lucky Jupiter in the compatible water sign of Scorpio until November 8, 2018 will bring you good fortune when you travel or engage in spiritual study. Jupiter in the fire sign of Sagittarius from November 8, 2018 to December 2, 2019 will lead you toward your true destiny. Uranus in Taurus from May 15 to November 6, 2018 and again from March 6, 2019 to April 25, 2026 will expose you to new angles of firmly-held assumptions. You will question your customary view of reality. This celestial transit also may expose you to some people with fairly entrenched ideas, who are unwilling to open their minds or consider an alternate viewpoint. Your job will be to kindly convey new insights in a way that even the most stubborn adherent of outmoded thinking will hear. 


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