Your 2018 Horoscopes
Written by Sasha Jones
It’s a brand new year and that means the stars have something special in store for everyone! Here’s what each sign can expect in 2018:
2017 was a year of maturity, so naturally 2018 will be a time to reflect on your growth and to further develop yourself. The past year was filled with challenges for you, which will help you navigate Jupiter’s retrograde in March. This will place stress on your relationships, along with Mars’ mid-year retrograde, which will challenge your work-life. Nevertheless, in 2018, Uranus will leave your sign after living in it since 2011, meaning that 2018 will be your year for developing your love life and finances. In the new year don’t be afraid to open up to new romantic relationships, and seize any career opportunities that may come your way.
2018 will be a mixed bag for Taurus’. In the beginning of the year, your ruling planet, Venus, will be governing from the eighth house, joined by Saturn and the Sun. This will present you with many new opportunities and a newfound confidence. Nevertheless, as Mars transits to Sagittarius in early March, you may feel as if you are chasing projects without any real progression. The best way to transcend these feelings is to walk in confidence and patience, but control your ego. In the new year, surprise yourself and those around you by taking on new responsibilities as 2018 holds great potential for growth.
The new year will be the time for your creative ideas to materialize. Your ruling planet, Mercury, will rest in the sixth house, giving you fruitful opportunities to demonstrate the skills that you have developed in the last year. However, when Mercury retrogrades in early March, remember to reflect on areas of improvement as your move forward in the year. Furthermore, when you feel restless, utilize the communication skills associated with your zodiac, which will only be strengthened by Mars’ transit to Scorpio. To accomplish the most in 2018, remain level-headed. It is better to focus your energy on a few projects rather than taking on everything that comes your way. Additionally, when things don’t go your way, be careful not to let your aggression seep into other areas of your life.
For Cancers, 2018 will be a year of prosperity. As your ruling planet, the Moon, rests in your house of luck, you will receive both material goods and personal success. Additionally, at the beginning of the year, as Mars transits to Scorpio will result in welfare in areas related to love, family and education. However, be wary moving forward in the year. In 2018, be grateful for all that you are given and make decisions based on genuine feelings, rather than ego or greed.
2018 will offer you a plethora of opportunities, however, the planets will also challenge you throughout the year. Be especially careful in the beginning of the year as Mars will test you, resulting in unnecessary stress and concerns about your public image. Leos tend to be sharp-tongued, so don’t say anything that you may later regret. When Mars transits to Sagittarius in early March, you may have to adjust the way that you approach your goals. In the new year, remember that you are often your own worst critic, however, self-awareness and reflection is the best way to fully benefit from the opportunities that the year offers.
The new year will push you into the forefront of attention, giving you new platforms to showcase your talents. You will have to wait until after Saturn and Venus come out of combustion in late February to execute any plans you may have. However, the second quarter of 2018 will be the perfect time to further your knowledge and apply it to your goals as Mars transits to Capricorn. Unlike the other signs, don’t hesitate to accept any opportunities that come your way; any delay may come with a cost. In 2018, don’t forget about your relationships and personal happiness as you move forward in your professional life.
Being a Libra, the new year will be a balancing act, but will ultimately result in self-discovery. At the beginning of the year, you may be unsure about both personal and professional aspects of your life. Try to view this as a journey of growth, rather than a crisis. Mars moving into Sagittarius in March, along with Jupiter’s retrograde, may challenge your plans. In times like this, stay focused and turn to a stable support system to ensure prosperity in the second half of the year. As you navigate 2018, remember to not allow minimal distractions from affecting your path to success.
While 2017 gave you new opportunities to grow, 2018 will be a test of your patience and self-management. Saturn moving through your third house, along with its retrograde in mid-April, means you should be cautious of your finances and any reckless engagement with your loved-ones. Nevertheless, your year will improve come fall. Throughout the new year, remember that your reactions to situations impact your future. Keep a level-head, have a plan B and affirm yourself that it is only natural for things to go wrong sometimes.
2016 and 2017 were not necessarily your years, you’ll move into the new year with the desire to prove yourself. This includes a newfound disregard for consequences, which may result in drama. To avoid controversy, be mindful of your health and relationships. This will especially be supported by Mars’ transit at the end of the first quarter of the year. Jupiter's retrograde in March and Mars’ retrograde in June may lead to procrastination or feelings of desire. Overall, be conscious of lessons learned in years past to accomplish the most in 2018.
For Capricorns, 2018 will be a year for major life decisions, including those related to work and relationships. Mars’ transit to Scorpio in mid-January will start the year off well financially. When it comes to romantic relationships, Capricorns tends to be more hesitant. In 2018, be more welcoming to a new romance, as the year promises a worthwhile relationship. Although the new year encourages opportunity, you will also have to put in confidence, effort and energy. Don’t let this drain you.
2016 and 2017 may have been chaotic years for you. 2018, on the other hand, promises financial growth. Mars’ transit to Scorpio in mid-January could result in new career opportunities for you. The year may be busy up until March. Use the time following to reflect on your growth and how you’d like the improve in the coming months. Aquarius’ tend to seek adventure, which the planets do not guarantee in 2018. However, use the luck that is promised to you to fulfill your personal goals. In the new year, commit to yourself and to your projects to achieve happiness.
You may have high hopes moving into the new year. These hopes could materialize in the form of relationships or career moves, specifically when Mars transits to Capricorn in early May. Still, there will be obstacles and times that you may feel underappreciated. Pay more attention to your actions as Mars’ retrograde in late June may threaten your accomplishments, and avoid any impulse decisions at that time. The fall will present you with a lucky streak as Jupiter transits to Scorpio in October, encouraging you to finish the year off right. In 2018, be wary of your emotions and actions in order to stay rational and enhance your prospects.
Edited by Sydney Hamilton