A new year is coming! So what does 2018 have in store? Well, the year kicks off with both Mars and Jupiter touring Scorpio, so this is great energy for anything Scorpio ruled, things like transformations, financial stuff, research and getting to the heart of matters, serious issues, sexuality, mutually beneficial ventures, sharing. We can see some good financial news, and gain more understanding about something deep.
Retrogrades can muck things up in 2018 as we deal with 3 for Mercury in the fire signs (hello hell fire!), a Venus retrograde October-November in Scorpio & Libra (so not great for relationships), and a Mars retrograde June 26th - August 27th in Aquarius & Capricorn. The Mars retrograde starts in Aquarius and forms a fixed t-square with Uranus fresh in Taurus and Jupiter in Scorpio, so there's going to be some stubborn, stuck, immovable, ultra-frustrating energy then. While in Capricorn, Mars will be in a stellium with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and this can bring about some major developments with governments, institutions, politics/politicians, and countries at large.
Saturn is freshly in Capricorn for 2018, having entered in December 2017, and is paired with Pluto in Capricorn. The two most serious planets coming together can make for some super disciplined, unrelenting energy, and we can all learn a lot of lessons in maturity, responsibility, and ambition. Some will likely fall, and it ain't gonna be purty!
Uranus starts to move into Taurus May through November, so we can see some wrapping-up and last-minute changes with Uranus in Aries, some extra hot energy at times (especially when Mercury is retrograde in Aries March/April), extra impulsiveness and impatience and independence. But the move into Taurus hopefully slows down the rapid change energy a little bit.
And asteroid Chiron, the wounded healer himself, also begins to change signs next year, going from mystical Pisces into fiery Aries. A lot of you who experienced a Chiron Return while Chiron was in Pisces discovered your inner mystic, and Chiron's venture through Pisces awakened spiritual energy for us all; now that Chiron will go into Aries, we'll have to take more control over our healing and be more proactive.
The eclipses for 2018 are mostly Leo and Aquarius, continuing with the two signs of social connections and generosity, but there's one extra eclipse thrown in the sign of Cancer midyear, bringing us home, reminding us of our roots, and giving us time to strengthen foundations.
Jupiter ends the year in home sign Sagittarius, and Neptune remains in home sign Pisces all year with Saturn in home sign Capricorn. 3 of the big players at home! Strengthening themselves, and hopefully us too. If we can survive the junk in the middle, anyway!
January 2019 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Sagittarius: November 2018 - December 2019
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026