The Cosmic Energies of 2018: The Yearly Forecast
Mars Conjunct Jupiter Libra Happy New Year! We begin the year with the continuation of the Jupiter and Mars conjunction which began on November 29, 2017 and will be in effect until January 17. This is a high energy combination, and you may have noticed, this past month, the speed of at which you are moving has picked up and your life has expanded, maybe a little too much sometimes. There may have been moments when you weren’t even sure if you could keep up, but some how you did, albeit with a little less sleep. As this dynamic combination is still in play for two more weeks, we have the opportunity to move steadily forward toward out goals and make good progress on our efforts. Mercury conjunct Saturn This month, from January 6th - January 28th, we also have the reoccurrence of Mercury, our fun and curious friend, forming a conjunction with sober and serious Saturn. As I mentioned last month, this is a thought provoking combination that may cause us to reflect on our beliefs and speak the truth. It's a good time to focus your mind, stay on task and improve communication skills. Some projects may need to be cut away so that the you can give your full attention to the projects that are going to move you forward and stand the test of time. Significant Planetary Placements for 2018 This year, Saturn continues to transit the freedom loving and truth seeking sign of Sagittarius. Saturn here is asking us to drill down and get in touch with our beliefs, to put them to the test and walk the walk. It’s time to manifest our beliefs in a practical way. To take our accumulated knowledge and concretize it out in the world. Saturn is asking us to live according to what we believe and what we perceive as truth. It’s also a time to let go of any outdated beliefs that are holding us back and limiting our freedom or the freedom of another.
Jupiter, the teacher planet, is still in the sign of Libra, the sign of relationships, balance and harmony, and will remain there until October 2018, when he will move into Scorpio. During Jupiter’s transit of Libra, he continues to teach us how to see the view point of the other and learn the art of compromise, treat each other as equals and use our social skills of charm and grace to bring success in personal relationships as well as in business. As Jupiter moves into Scorpio, the energy shifts dramatically. Jupiter here is set to guide us into the underworld, the world of emotions, our fears and insecurities. Here he shows how to embrace these hidden parts of ourselves and morph our fears into strengths and our insecurities into confidence. Stay tuned…
Rahu and Ketu continue their transits of Cancer and Capricorn, revolutionizing the way we look at home, family and roots on the one hand and status, ambition and leadership on the other hand. As a collective we may question what it means to be emotionally and physically secure, what is the true meaning of home and who is our family really. Rahu’s eccentric and revolutionary nature may transform what one or all of these areas look like in our life. In general, we look to the house that Rahu is transiting and put our energy there and tend to let go of the things represented by the house where Ketu is transiting.
The 2018 forecast for all 12 signs: (Please note: the rising and Moon signs are based on the Sidereal Zodiac which differs form the Tropical Zodiac by approximately 23 degrees.)
Aries Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 9th house this year, your morals and ethics and what you believe will under go a complete transformation.You may take up a course of study, go back to school or discover a religion or spiritual tradition that resonates with you. In any case, the deeper questions of life are on your mind. One or more teachers come into your life that shine light on your path and give you the knowledge and tools that lead to an expansion of consciousness. Multiple trips abroad are likely, and you may even travel for study and spiritual purposes. As this two year transit progresses, you may find yourself questioning your purpose in life and redefining what gives you fulfillment. A career or job shift is likely as Saturn reaches the end of his transit in two years. This is a time for education and skill building that will serve you well in two years time when Saturn moves into your tenth house of career.
As Jupiter continues to transit your 7th house, the focus is on business partnerships and romantic relationships. If you are not in a relationship, this could be the year that you get into something meaningful, if you are in a relationship it is likely to improve or you may even get married. You may find yourself being able to achieve your desires with ease, whether they be large or small. In addition, your social life is likely expand and you may find yourself wanting to learn more and expand your skills.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 3rd house and 11th house, making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This signals a time where a sibling could be going through a time of challenge and growth; you may be much more curious and want to learn more and expand your skill set; you may also be taking many more short trips or running more errands than usual. In any case, you will certainly be a person on the move. It’s a time when your courage is high and your world is expanding. Taurus Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 8th house, this is a time where you root out and face one or more of your fears. It is time to dig down deep and make changes from within and maybe even let go of a desire that is controlling you. It is a time to experience deep emotional and psychological transformation that sets you free on one or more levels.You may be asked to give up support from another, whether it be physical, emotional or financial and rely on yourself. Your way of relating on an intimate level will come under examination and change significantly. The subject of your death and afterlife will come to the foreground.In three years time, as Saturn reaches the end of your 8th house, a change in job or career is likely. Saturn’s aspect to your 5th house of children and romance indicates a time when there could be a separation from a child as in a child going off to college or moving out on their own. It also marks a time when you could take responsibility for a child or even have your own child. Simultaneously you may find yourself involved in a new romance and/or creative project that keeps you busy and productively focused.
Jupiter continues to transit your 6th house, keeping your focus on work, self-healing and self-improvement. This a great time for new exercise routines and new ways of eating that strengthen your body and mind. Don't over reach in your resolutions when it comes to health as you may find yourself disappointed in the long run. Keep your expectations simple and goals reachable. Heed the call to donate your time to your favorite charity as this is a wonderful time to work on behalf of others who are in need. If you are thinking about changing jobs this is a great time to do it. You are likely to succeed in getting that job you have been dreaming about. This is a year of financial growth as well as your ability to save what you earn.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 2rd house and 10th house, making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. The focus is on career expansion, making money, changing your values, taking more interest in the comforts of life and maybe going through a change around what that means to you.
Gemini Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 7th house, the focus is on relationships. This area of life will under go a huge restructuring. If you have been single, you may now find yourself committing to one of the most serious and intense relationships of your life. If you are in a relationship, you may be asked to take more responsibility in the relationship, and rethink your idea of love and how to relate. You may begin to examine your belief system and your purpose. If you have your own business, there will be a major shift in how your company functions. You take it much more seriously now and make big strides in laying a foundation that will last for many years to come. The next three years are transformative years for you and you find that you have the ability to focus deeply and consistently. Saturn’s aspect to your fourth house indicates a change in home and roots. It is likely that you will move by the end of Saturn’s transit in two years time.
As Jupiter continues to transit your 5th house your social life expands. This a great time for getting in touch with your passions whether it be through a new romance or a creative endeavor. You are rich in creative self-expression and projects go well now. This is a favorable time for your relationships with your children, and there is also the possibility of pregnancy. You may take up a new course of study or take on a project that requires long term focus. If you are a teacher or coach, you may attract many new students and significantly expand your following. This is also a time of focusing on eduction and learning.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 1st house and 9th house, making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. The focus is on self, teaching, learning and raising of consciousness through travel and higher education. An important teacher may come in now who helps guide you on your path and expand your world.
Cancer Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit the 6th house your daily routine comes into focus. You may change jobs, focus on your health, habits, and work routine. Circumstances will arise that cause you to work hard and take responsibility. You are more organized then ever. If you have employees, there may be problems here and you may have to let one or more go. Over all work life goes very well during this transit. An intense interest in health and healing may develop and you may find yourself trying new ways of eating and new exercise regimens. It’s always a good idea to have a medical check up at this time, as Saturn has a way of bringing out any weaknesses in the body.
As Jupiter continues to move through your 4th house, the planet of grace and expansion will bring happiness to the home and heart. It's possible that a roommate or partner may move into your home. Some kind of change in your living space will occur during this transit; you may renovate a room, or the entire house or buy a new home. This is a good time to buy a new car, boat or other fixed asset. Jupiter will also bless your career and bring you luck with authority figures. It is a good time to strive for more and ask for a raise.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 8th house and 12th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This promises to be a year of big change. A possible move, benefiting from other people’s money, and foreign travel are highlighted this year as well.
Leo Rising/Moon With Saturn transiting your 5th house, this is an excellent time to a commit to long term creative project. Your mind will be a bit more serious and focused than usual, giving you the ability to utilize your talents to produce profound results. There could be a new child coming into your life that will require hard work and responsibility. In general, this is a time when there is more responsibility around children and/or separation from children, as in a child leaving home to go out on their own. If you are in a long term committed relationship, it may come under strain at this time. It is time to commit or not. There is no middle way. If you are not in a relationship, a serious romance may develop. Saturn’s aspect to the 11th and 2nd house may cause you to become more aware of how you are spending your money. You may even want to start creating a budget for yourself. Your social life is set to under go a big shift. There will be a cutting away of friendships that are superficial or have lost their relevance to the path that you are on.
As Jupiter continues to transit your 3rd house, the focus is on creativity and communication. This is a time of expanding your skills and interests. You may take a new class, go on many short trips as well as long distance journeys or begin a creative project. This is a time when you feel more courageous and adventurous and accomplish your goals with ease. If you have your own business, you will make great head way in promoting yourself. Relationships with siblings improve now, as does your relationship with a significant other.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 7th house and 11th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. The focus is on relationships of all kinds, expansion in business, networking and fulfillment of desires both large and small.
Virgo Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 4th house your home and roots are the focus. During the next three years, you may renovate your home or move to a new home. You are concerned with what home means to you and where you feel at home. This is a time of setting down roots and creating and solidifying your foundation. You may take on extra responsibilities around the home. Your mother may be a part of life more now, and may even require your assistance. In addition, your primary activity in the world now changes. You may have a change in career direction that causes you to radically restructure how you spend your time and energy. Be careful to take rest where yo need it and attend to your health as you take on new responsibilities.
As Jupiter continues to move through your 2nd house of income and family, this is a great time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Family will prove to be a blessing at this time. You may want to put money away or invest in assets that keep their value. Jupiter's transit here will build your confidence and increase your self-worth. Joint resources will flourish at this time; you may consider expanding your own efforts in the business world or your own business may expand as you hire more employees. During this transit your efforts on the career front are rewarded in a big way.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 6th house and 10th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This is a time to take your health seriously and refine your eating habits and body strengthing practices. The double aspect to the 10th house signals career advancement and opportunity. This is your time to put effort here.
Libra Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 3rd house, you may take up a new course of study and/or develop and hone a skill. This is a very creative time. In addition you may begin to determine what information you need to live successfully and cut away the rest. You are learning how to structure your ideas and opinions better and improve your cognitive abilities. Siblings and close friends come under pressure and you could take on responsibilities concerning one or both. There could be additional expenses at this time. Saturn’s glance at your 5th house signals the possibility of pregnancy and/or a new romance.
As Jupiter continues to your first house, your world is expanding. You may feel a renewed sense of hope, optimism and confidence. You have faith that things will work out. You may feel that you are ready to take on a bigger role and be received enthusiastically by others. This is your time to shine, be creative and be noticed. New opportunities come your way and you receive recognition and/or a promotion. Children may come into your life one way or another and there is the possibility of pregnancy. Relationships with business partners and romantic partners improve, and if you are single a romance is likely.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 5th house and 9th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This is a time to take education seriously and expand your consciousness. One or more travel opportunities may arise that offer you insight and a sense of purpose.
Scorpio Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 2nd house, what you value is poised to under go deep change. There will be a big focus on family, either creating your own and/or your family of origin. This is a good time financially as you put a great deal of energy into expanding your resources and transforming your relationship to money. Having security is important to you now. In addition, you may reevaluate your friends and social circles and may let go of friends that are no longer in sync with you.
Jupiter’s transit through your 12th house brings the focus to spirituality, long distance travel and expansion of consciousness. Jupiter will bring plenty of opportunities to escape routines and connect to the collective unconscious. You may find yourself traveling more this year, taking up a new meditation practice or tuning into your dreams, but in any case, the focus is on the bigger picture.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 4th house and 8th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This is a time to connect with what brings you emotional wellbeing. You may make changes to your home or move home entirely. Setting down roots and examining your family roots come into focus. If you allow yourself to dig down deep, you can release yourself from family karma and in a year’s time, feel freer and lighter.
Sagittarius Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 1st house you can expect to question your very identity. This is a time of hard work and responsibility. Career or job come under pressure, and if you have been waffling about which path to take you are certain to make a much needed decision that sets you on a new course. In addition, your relationships come into focus. If you are single, a relationship is likely and if you are in a relationship, it now comes under the gaze of Saturn which means a thorough restructuring. You may have moved this past year, and there is a possibility of another move.
As Jupiter moves into your 11th house, the focus shifts to the expansion of goals and ambitions. You may attract powerful work associates and friends at this time. It is a great time to network and expand your social circle and community. If you are a teacher or coach, you may attract many new students and significantly expand your following. Business partnerships as well as romantic partnerships do well this year. Your cash flow is good and there are multiple opportunities for increasing your income.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 3rd house and 7th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This is a time for learning and honing your skills. It’s time to take your skills out into the world. Relationships with siblings improve at this time as do relationships with friends. If you have a business, this is a time of prosperity and gains and achieving your desires.
Capricorn Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 12th house it a time to retreat and take stock of your accomplishments. It is a great time to go be introspective and resolve and let go of emotional and/or psychological issues. Traveling and spending time at retreats and ashrams are favored. It is also a good time to take up meditation and/or other spiritual practices that allow yourself to transcend the ego. In general it is time of endings, resolutions and conclusions.
As Jupiter moves into your 10th house, this is an excellent time for recognition or a promotion if you have been working towards an advancement in your career. The recognition you receive will leave you feeling confident and optimistic and give you a strong sense of purpose in worldly affairs. This a favorable time for the purchase of fixed assets such as vehicles or a house. This is a time when practical matters, finances and relationships with parents seem to flow and bring happiness.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 2rd house and 6th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This is a time for focusing on health, work and building your self worth.
Aquarius Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 11th house, you may separate from friends and develop a new community. It’s important that your new friendships are deep and transformative as you will not be satisfied with superficial friendships at this time. This is an ambitious time where you begin to see the financial results of the hard work you have been doing for the past three and years as Saturn transited your 10th house. You now reevaluate your long term goals and what brings you happiness and fulfillment. At the highest level, you may desire to use your talents, skills and resources to be of service in a grander way that you have ever considered in the past.
As Jupiter continues to transit your 9th house, you may feel that the shedding of the old is complete for now and you are ready to expand through new teachings. This could manifest in taking a new class, getting a certification, going on a trip or going back to school. It is also possible that you may find yourself taking on the role of teacher yourself either formally or informally. In any case, education, travel and philosophy bring you great joy and expansion now. This is also a good time for writing, advertising and promotion.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 1st house and 5th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This is a time for focusing on development of self, taking more responsibility, creativity, education and devoting yourself to projects and subjects that ignite your passion.
Pisces Rising/Moon As Saturn continues to transit your 10th house, career comes into focus. You will be working hard to establish yourself in a career, as your ambitions are high. There may be some bumps in the road as Saturn transits this house, however, be certain that by the end of Saturn’s two year transit you will be firmly on a path and deeply committed to it. Your work responsibilities will be great at this time and you may be down right compulsive about keeping up with the work. As relationships come under pressure as well at this time, be careful not to neglect them as you tirelessly climb the mountain of achievement. If you are single, you could meet someone important now. If you are in a relationship, this may be a time when you are thinking of marriage.
As Jupiter transits your 8th house, joint finances, as well as your personal income increase. There is the possibility of gains from wills, inheritance and alimony. You may take an interest in learning about psychology, metaphysics and transformation and enjoy doing research. Your values may shift now as you surrender your desires and let go of the idea that anything external will bring you happiness. Use Jupiter's blessing to let go of outdated insecurities, emotional scars and suffering. This in turn expands your hope and optimism as you experience a new sense of freedom and surrender. In addition your social circle may go through an extreme overhaul due to a new job, a move or other reasons.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are aspecting your 12th house and 4th house making these areas of life quite pronounced until October of this year. This is a time for focusing on home, roots, and emotional well being. With Jupiter influencing all three water houses, you may meet a teacher or guide who helps you navigate your inner landscape for transformation.
Until next time...