Now that the dust has long settled from the New Year’s Eve celebrations and we’re well into 2018, it’s time to take a look at what the planets have in store for us when it comes to matters of the heart! Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and Cupid will be zipping around with his little bow and arrow. How will your love life be affected by planetary action this year?
All twelve signs of the zodiac have different themes that will run all year long, but there will be events that occur during 2018 that could speed things up or make them do a 180 degree turn.
Aspects to take note of:
Lunar eclipse in Leo on 1/31
Solar eclipse in Aquarius on 2/15
Solar eclipse in Cancer on 7/12
Lunar eclipse in Aquarius on 7/27
Solar eclipse in Leo on 8/10
(Note that the energy of eclipses carries forward for months)
Uranus leaves Aries on 5/15 and enters Taurus
Saturn in Capricorn all year, through the end of 2020
Jupiter in Scorpio until 11/10/18, then heads into Sagittarius
Considering that abundant Jupiter is now cruising through your house of deep emotional bonding and sex, this could be one of the lustiest years on record for you, ram! It takes Jupiter 13 years to circle the Sun and this is its first visit to this part of your chart in over a decade. Singles, you could meet a soulmate this year, someone who’s not afraid to share their thoughts or emotions. There will be two eclipses in Leo (the first one occurs on January 31st) that could usher in rapid changes: a pregnancy, an offer for your hand in marriage, meeting someone new or possibly a breakup. Just make sure that you’re not thinking with your private parts in 2018, a strong possibility (especially in January and February).
Love should have a much lighter feel this year as optimistic Jupiter is cruising through your house of commitment. Of all the signs, you’re the most likely to find a keeper and settle down. Two Leo eclipses will highlight family and home matters, such as moving in together, buying a place or having a baby. An interesting twist is that stern Saturn, the planet not known for being adventurous, is in your house of taking risks. This means that you could actually fall for a completely different type, someone who breaks the mold from lovers of the past—and it could work out beautifully!
This could be an intense year on several levels. Mature Saturn is traveling through your house of emotions, forcing you to examine the issues you’ve had with relationships in the past—or right now. If you have been part of the problem—due to jealousy, obsessive behavior, paranoia, resentment—the ringed planet will force you to face your demons. Likewise, if you keep falling for drama kings and queens, this might be last call for these unsavory types. But the good news is that this self reflection could lead you to a romance that is deeper and more intimate on both a sexual and emotional level. Commitments start to get serious after Jupiter changes signs in November.
A major planetary event occurred last December that may change your life forever: the entry of mature Saturn into your commitment sector for the first time in 29 years. It will remain here until the end of 2020, helping single crabs find the love of their lives. No more immature losers or commitment phobic people in your life! This is about going the distance with someone who is serious spousal material. If you’re already attached, Saturn will test your union to make sure that it will last for decades. This isn’t a problem if you’re happily involved, but for those of you who are in unsatisfying relationships, Saturn may slap you upside the head and tell you to move on. Next!
This much is for certain, Leo: you won’t be sitting around this year waiting for someone to commit or for Prince Charming to show up. Au contraire! With two eclipses this year in your sign (the first one occurring on January 31st), you’ll be looking out for #1. And you might be feeling mighty independent, too. That said, solid relationships will go through major positive changes as two other eclipses in Aquarius (your commitment zone) advance your love agenda. Since eclipses bring sudden change, expect the unexpected: a fast and painless breakup, for example, in a crummy relationship, then meeting someone the next week and falling head over heels.
Now that jovial Jupiter is in the most social part of your chart, this year should see you getting out and mixing with lots of new people. Singles, your best chances of meeting someone are at face to face events rather than online. Cocktail parties, seminars, classes, even the local laundromat could be ripe places to pick some juicy fruit. Couples need to get out of the Netflix-and-pizza rut and rub elbows too. But despite the frisky atmosphere, you won’t be settling for second best. Mature, stern Saturn is now in your romance sector, telling you to make wise choices and think long term.
Phew! Take a deep breath, Libra. You’re in for quieter times in romance once erratic Uranus leaves your partnership sector in May. For the past seven years your Love Boat may have weathered some unpredictable seas. Better yet is that healing Jupiter is now in your sector of self-esteem, a place it hasn’t been in 13 years. Your dignity will rise and as it does, so will your expectations about what you need from a lover. Two eclipses (one in February, the other in July) could bring about rapid change—like meeting someone new—or push you off the fence if you’ve been unsure about which path to take.
Whip out a piece of paper and a pen and create a wish list, Scorpio! With abundant Jupiter in your sign, it’s all about what you want this year. This doesn’t mean that you’ll be selfish. It’s just that your optimism is rising and you can actually visualize a future in which things look pretty rosy indeed. Get clear about your dreams and the kind of person you want in your life before mid-May, though. That’s when erratic Uranus enters your commitment zone for the next seven years, bringing about change. Momentum in relationships will then slow down one week then zoom ahead the next.
The first four and a half months of 2018 could be unpredictable when it comes to love, but you may be used to this by now. Wonky Uranus has been traveling through your romance sector for over six years, stirring up all kinds of drama, both good and not so much. Breathe a sigh of relief on May 15th then, when this erratic planet moves on. This could be a highly sexual year with Jupiter in your house of fantasy, and the July solar eclipse could be a turning point. Just make sure that you’re not keeping a lover around because the sex is good.
People throw around the words “sexual awakening”, but there’s something called a “romantic awakening” too—and both are coming your way! After several years of putting the needs of others in front of your own, you’ll be able to dive into a more spontaneous, frisky time once Uranus changes signs on May 15th. You may catch a whiff of this with the lunar eclipse on January 31st, which occurs in your house of libido and intimacy. This year you can play the field if you choose, or settle down with a keeper. The solar eclipse on July 12th could bring a sudden engagement or introduce singles to the love of their lives.
There’s quite a bit of mixed energy this year for your sign. Mature Saturn is traveling through your house of closure, which could force unhappy Aquarians to face the music and move on. Singles will examine the mistakes they’ve made in the past with romances, and those of you who are content in love should experience less drama. A calmer period lies ahead thanks to abundant Jupiter in your house of tradition, which will encourage you to seek a steady partner and living arrangement. Try to lock down cohabitating, buying a place or discussions about starting a family before Uranus changes signs mid-May.
No one is going to make you feel tied down this year, Pisces! It’s as if the windows of your life have opened and fresh air is blowing in. You might be more independent than usual, opting to hang out with friends rather than being in a couple bubble all the time. Singles, your friends could play matchmaker, and online dating could actually pay off too. Don’t be surprised if you fall for someone in another time zone, or a person who’s from a different culture or background. The solar eclipse on July 12th could be a game changer.
These are the general themes that you can expect for your sign in 2018. For more in-depth, up-to-the-moment info, be sure to read your free monthly, weekly and daily horoscopes here on My Stars!
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