May 24, 2018 Last Updated 1:00 AM, May 24, 2018

Peter Watson's year ahead horoscope for 2018

Year ahead horoscope 2018 by Peter Watson

The continuing story of Saturn and Uranus having a special influence on us all, personally, nationally and globally, becomes more interesting every day.

Last year these two potent planets made their way through fire signs, giving rise to much of the heightened activity, over-optimism and misspent energy that we witnessed. So what happens when they are making their way through earth signs?

Saturn has just moved into business-like Capricorn. And in mid-May, Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, enters the solid and stable sign of Taurus. Just as fire signs produce energy and impetuosity, the earth signs encourage discipline, certainty and reality. We can only wait to see whether Saturn and Uranus can influence us all in a positive way, resulting in success, innovation and care and consideration for those around us.

While Saturn is in Capricorn, the sign it rules, we should be able to look forward to commonsensical shifts in terms of government, construction, industry and institutions. Meanwhile Uranus should be encouraging technological advances – especially in money management – but also innovation in terms of fashion, agriculture, music and self-care. See what happens when these moves being made by Saturn and Uranus dominate our astrological charts and the direction in which we’re heading over the coming year.


ARIES  

Love
Late January’s Lunar Eclipse shines new light on relationships.  However, don’t believe everything you’re told, especially in March, in case you’re being deliberately misled. From late July you’ll be the one calling the shots so that by the time Uranus reverses into your sign on 6 November you respond positively to surprises sprung on you by someone trying to impress.  You’ll feel your popularity soar.

Wellness
Trying too hard to impress could bring on stress early in the year.  So pace yourself properly. Summer should find you benefiting from greater self-care.  From October new thinking in terms of your psychological well-being will make you feel more stable in several areas of your life.  Take care, however, in late November and early December when retrograde Mercury leaves you doubting a mentor’s reliability.

Personal Breakthroughs
Rigorous Saturn occupying a potent point in your chart for the whole of 2018 will up your game at work or home.  And in May cosmic shifts will set you thinking about inventive ways to manage your money.  August’s Solar Eclipse will force you to reassess an intimate relationship.  In November look carefully at travel or an intellectual pursuit that has appealed for some while.


TAURUS 

Love
Put dark thoughts about someone close down to retrograde Mercury disrupting your peace of mind in early Spring.  Study meaningful messages arriving in mid-April.  And don’t let a Jupiter-Neptune link convince you all your dreams are coming true around 25 May – and again in August. Somebody may be over-promising.  Pluto will help you uncover the truth during September.  December finds your hopes soaring, quite justifiably. 

Wellness
Over-thinking could hold you back regarding health regimes you’re tempted to try until Uranus entering your sign in mid-May makes you more daring.  During Summer you won’t let inhibitions hamper inventive ways of developing mind, body and spirit.  Extreme exercise or cycling could be on the cards, although by September you’ll enter a self-reflective phase.  In mid-November you’ll stop questioning the value of something beneficial.

Personal Breakthroughs
Confusion in the family should be clarified by the time of the Lunar Eclipse on 31 January.  Professional or financial rewards will arrive with the Solar Eclipse in mid-February.  In May you’ll see how a relationship can be enhanced, provided you do your share of the work.   And in late Summer you’ll solve long-ongoing problems.  Jupiter in Sagittarius from November highlights property or financial deals. 


GEMINI 

Love
The more energy you put into romance the better, especially after late January when Mars enters Sagittarius.  Good outcomes are likely before Easter and you’ll be aware of  a different kind of love from early August with gentle Venus in Libra.  By November you’ll regain hope in a situation which has sometimes seemed unsalvageable.  Somebody’s uncharacteristic behaviour could take your breath away around 20 December. 

Wellness
Optimistic Jupiter dominates the health section of your chart for most of 2018. But your mind and body cannot take care of themselves.  A Jupiter-Mars link in January makes this the year for innovative means of remaining fit, strong and happy.  Explore hot yoga or mindfulness in April, May and August. In September you’ll make a major investment in yourself.  Encouraging news arrives around 2 December.

Personal Breakthroughs
Joint projects flourish from early January with positive ways of handling everyday work or financial matters appearing in mid-April.  Rewards arrive in May with the Jupiter-Neptune link.  And money-related or family negotiations will succeed due to two Solar Eclipses, one in July, the other in August.  During autumn you’ll see that much of what’s good about your life stems from the support of somebody special. 


CANCER 

Love
Jupiter in a light-hearted sector of your chart should produce high spirits for much of the year.  But avoid over-promising as the Sun confronts Saturn in March.  You’ll discover a great deal about yourself and someone close under the glare of the Full Moon on 28 June.  Long-awaited news warms your heart in mid-August.  Save some energy for fun-filled escapades from Autumn to the end of the year. 

Wellness
Start taking better care of yourself when the Solar Eclipse occurs on 15 February. And be wary of someone’s secret agenda while Mercury’s retrograde for three weeks from 23 March.  A quick-fix concerning health and fitness will fall short in May or August.  Avoid excess in November and around 20 December with the Sun allied to Uranus try robust pursuits such as Zumba or skateboarding.

Personal Breakthroughs
Inventive ways to capitalise on your resources will be highlighted by the Lunar Eclipse in late January.  In April speak your mind about relationship issues.  And a Solar Eclipse in your sign on 13 July highlights special talents going to waste.  Enjoy professional or financial rewards arriving on 25 September and whatever manifests once Uranus returns to the highest point in your chart in November.


LEO 

Love
Doubts about a romantic relationship will ease in mid-February.  And you  must make light of minor tiffs occurring in July when the Sun challenges Mars.  The situation isn’t nearly as threatening as it seems.  Your confidence in your closest relationship is restored in September.  And someone saying all the wrong things in late Autumn will compensate for it by December when Mercury’s no longer retrograde. 

Wellness
Up-tight feelings will fade once you’re used to sober Saturn occupying the fitness section of your chart for the whole of 2018.  Seek creative ways to relax (try Headspace.com).  Energy levels should soar when Mars changes sign in mid-March.  Health supplements or inspirational fitness classes boost your morale in April and again September brought about by powerful Pluto.  In November refuse to abandon a challenging regime.

Personal Breakthroughs
Revelations about your own behaviour will encourage you to treat others differently as a result of two Eclipses – one in January, the other in February.   Your progress will become obvious when two further Eclipses occur during the Summer.  Professional or personal misunderstandings will be ironed out around 19 August.  And remember you deserve to play hard as well as work hard.  Seize travel opportunities in December.


VIRGO 

Love
Nothing should inhibit you in your dealings with someone special.  Being flirtatious pays off in February when the Sun befriends Saturn.  And in mid-April Jupiter and Pluto persuade you to be even more daring.   In early Summer a long-held dream comes true.  Developments in August will be even more heart-warming than anticipated. Unexpected discoveries in November and a robust heart-to-heart in mid-December boost your spirits.  

Wellness
Indifference towards exercise will be highlighted in mid-February when you’re forced to change your ways.  If your enthusiasm dips accept help from those offering support.   And by the time of the Lunar Eclipse in July you’ll look and feel quite different.  Someone’s competitive streak will mean you strive even harder to remain strong and stable, especially from September to November when Mars provides an extra push.

Personal Breakthroughs
Unfounded fears will fade by late January.  Springtime should find you approaching life in a more light-hearted way, especially when Jupiter collaborates with Pluto on 14 April.  Close relationships will become less intense in mid-May.  In July re-assess how much support others need from you.  By September communications flow freely. And in November with Uranus and Jupiter changing signs partnership or family problems are eased.


LIBRA 

Love
Clarification regarding an intensely personal relationship will arrive with the Solar Eclipse in mid-February but don’t burn the midnight oil too often.  Meaningful discussions arise about a romance or marriage during Spring.  Someone will light up your life in late July.  However a calmer phase ends when Uranus shakes things up while entering Aries in November.  Around 20 December put life back into something waning. 

Wellness
Discouraging words from rivals mustn’t prevent you enhancing your appearance and fitness levels during Spring.  And by 25 May a Jupiter-Neptune  link proves it’s worth spending money on how you look and feel.  You’ll suffer from excesses in the Summer and by 19 August you should use running and Pilates – plus massage – to get back into shape.  Mars helps you combat a lazy streak from mid-November.

Personal Breakthroughs
Give in and enjoy a light-hearted distraction in mid-February and you’ll never regret it.  And by the time of the Solar Eclipse in July you’ll be told that you are ahead of the game by somebody influential.  Financially you could do well in September when a Jupiter-Pluto alliance highlights investments or property.  Expect unusual and exciting developments in terms of one powerful relationship in November.


SCORPIO 

Love
Don’t be disappointed if, romance-wise, the year starts slowly.  Heightened planetary activity during February and March will compensate.  And you’ll adopt a liberated approach to relationships with Uranus in Taurus from mid-May to November.  Neptune will spice things up even more.  But don’t believe everything you’re told in early August.  And refuse to have your head turned by someone or something unfamiliar before the year ends.

Wellness
Stop resisting alternative ways of keeping well and strong.  Early in 2018 you’ll need to do some work on yourself.  And you mustn’t let retrograde Mercury dampen your spirits in March and April.  Slightly unusual interests – spinning or homeopathy – should help. A Uranus-Neptune connection impacting the well-being section of your chart will ensure that goals are achieved around 15 December with the help of someone intriguing. 

Personal Breakthroughs
Misinformation about long-term goals will be clarified when a Lunar Eclipse occurs in a powerful sector of your chart in late January.  By expressing your creativity in May and again in August you’ll draw a crowd.  Dig deep and you’ll find whatever’s required to heal a rift with neighbours or relatives in Autumn.   A windfall arriving in November when Jupiter enters Sagittarius could be a life-changer.


SAGITTARIUS 

Love
Disruption within a relationship should cease around mid-January.  But retrograde Mercury might shake things up again during the first half of April. You must take some surprising news in your stride around mid-summer.  In November Uranus reversing into a romantic section of your chart reminds you why one particular person or situation excites you so much.  In December a fantasy becomes a reality – or does it?

Wellness
Shake off the winter gloom with a detox diet and gentle exercise.  By late March the positive outcomes will be indisputable. Between May and November, Uranus will help you decide to seek support from a personal trainer or some form of counselling in order to address an issue that’s bothered you for a while.  Aim for a sense of achievement by the end of the year.

Personal Breakthroughs
Follow your instincts regarding money-making schemes early in the year and a Jupiter-Pluto link will enhance your profits.   You should be proud of a joint project bringing out the best in you and a partner around 13 July. A journey or get-together that’s been delayed will get under way in August.  Personal triumphs in November when Jupiter enters your sign give rise to a celebration.


CAPRICORN 

Love
If love and romance go through dull patches early in 2018 Uranus changing signs in May will spice things up.  Embrace exciting new ideas so that the Eclipse on 13 July helps you prove you’re not hide-bound by convention.  Be wary of someone’s sudden change of attitude later in Summer.  And if the on-off nature of this person’s behaviour becomes too disconcerting in November, tackle it.

Wellness
You’re getting used to having your ruler, Saturn, in your sign.  So anything structured or formal should appeal – say, gym memberships or a personal trainer.  By late April, when Venus enters Gemini, your investment will pay off.  In early September something overheard or misinterpreted mustn’t derail a commitment you intend to make.   Late November finds you or somebody else assessing your physical or emotional well-being. 

Personal Breakthroughs
Eclipses in January and February open your eyes to professional or money-related areas.  You’ll start to reflect on home, property or family matters from mid-April and by August you’ll realise that you’ve made all the right moves.  You’ll be hit with some kind of group gathering in September when Jupiter is positively aligned to Pluto.  An enlightened approach to domesticity will becomes apparent in November.


AQUARIUS 

Love
New light will be shone on a marriage or romance late in January.  Spring and early Summer find you going through frivolous phrases, occasionally.  However, by July you’ll have to face subtle questions about what’s going on.  The Solar Eclipse on 11 August offers resolutions. If having to assert yourself over a complex relationship try to do so before mid-November when power-packed Mars leaves your sign.  

Wellness
Let the Full Moon in early 2018 set the tone for a year that's about how you are rather than who you are.  In mid-May expect a wake-up call regarding self-care. And by July you’ll see the results of your efforts.  Attend to an age-old insecurity resurfacing due to a Sun-Pluto clash in October.  Around 22 December you’ll decide you’ve been doing all the right things.  

Personal Breakthroughs
Early in 2018 you’ll understand what somebody’s really about. With help from a Jupiter-Pluto connection in April you’ll put a long-held fear of being seen in public to one side.  And Uranus in the bricks and mortar sign of Taurus from May to November will enable you to re-think a family or property set-up.  Messages from someone in authority will make you feel valued in December. 


PISCES 

Love
Somebody’s selfishness will make you angry. Don’t take things so personally that in February and April minor spats become major battles.  Venus entering a sentimental section of your chart in May will soften your attitude.  During the following weeks you’ll become more receptive to the feelings of whoever is involved.  Be ready to speak from the heart around the time of early November’s New Moon.

Wellness
Two Eclipses – Lunar in January, Solar in August – energise the well-being section of your chart.  This defines a period during which you should tackle lifestyle issues. Promise yourself that by the time Summer arrives you’ll be A1 fit and healthier than ever before.  Ignore someone suggesting you’ve become self-obsessed when the Sun clashes with Uranus in Autumn and, again, in early December when Mercury’s playing tricks.

Personal Breakthroughs
Enjoy a sense of liberation now that Saturn’s left an influential part of your chart.  You can achieve great things, personally and professionally throughout the year, turning a financial hiccup to your advantage in mid-April.  Your sudden urge to travel far and wide in August will be prompted by Jupiter and Neptune, planet of dreams.  November’s news encourages big spending before 2018 comes to a close.

 

 

 

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