Heal thyself. That’s the message from the stars as 2018 begins, Aquarius. The entire year is about conserving your energy levels, be they mental or physical. It’s a year for extreme self care, which means spending some time in solitude. Maybe you need to remove yourself from certain situations and people. Perhaps there are habits that need to go, or negative mental chatter that needs to be erased.
This may sound contrary to your nature, as Aquarians aren’t the type to hide away in their garret. But trust that the cosmos knows what it’s doing. In your case, it really is “out with the old, in with the new” in 2018. What’s the reason for all the inner work? A pileup of planets in your twelfth house of closure and healing.
Saturn is now visiting this sector for the first time in 29 years and will remain here until the end of 2020. Saturn is the planet of maturity and wisdom. Like a wise old grandfather it knows that we need to prune out the dead wood from our lives in order for robust new growth to occur. Naturally, this means that decisions will have to be made, which sometimes is easy and other times isn’t.
Not only is Saturn in this house as the year begins, so are the Sun, Pluto and Venus. Mercury will arrive on the 11th and there will be a new moon in this sector on the 16th. The bottom line is that you’ll need to tuck yourself away and figure out what—and whom—is staying or going in your life. The 8th, 9th and 10th are all well aspected for stepping into your personal power and coming to conclusions. Your intuition will be exceptionally strong, and with energetic Mars in your house of ambition, you won’t waste any time figuring out what to do next.
If losing the belly fat and becoming more toned is on your list of things to change, here’s some fabulous news: a full moon on the 1st helps you say adios to a junk food diet and laying on the couch in a stupor. Full moons close out the past and help us dash into a new way of living, so of all the signs, you will be one of the most motivated to stick to a fitness regimen in 2018. The same holds true for ridding yourself of aches, pains and chronic maladies like allergies or sciatica.
A big theme that runs throughout the year is your relationships with others, especially a lover and business alliances. Four eclipses in Aquarius and Leo will shine a spotlight on your needs and desires versus those of the people around you. The first eclipse arrives on January 31st, a lunar event in Leo. Eclipses can be rough or they can be easy, and fortunately this is a good one. It must be said that eclipses often push us off of a fence and force us to make quick decisions, and Leo is your house of serious partnering.
As a result you could hire an expert to represent you in business, say, or suddenly meet The One. If a romance has gone somewhat sour you may decide to move on, but talking things over first might be the best way to go. Silver-tongued Mercury glides into Aquarius the same day, enabling you to specify what your needs and hopes are for the union.
Besides, by that time the Sun will also be in your house along with amorous Venus. Your personal magnetism will be sky high along with your self esteem, so you should definitely be coming from a place of positive self awareness. Being a doormat, trying to please other people, getting pushed around by others’ agendas just ain’t gonna work for you in 2018. The twelfth house not only deals with closure, it also acts quietly and below the radar.
Which means if that you decide to distance yourself from people or circumstances that you don’t need to go public with proclamations, nor is any drama required. Keep business and career information to yourself too, especially around the 13th, 14th and 24th. This year is awesome for making progress with your career thanks to hosting lucky Jupiter in your house of ambition and success, but your best bet is to work quietly on your own. Avoid bragging or blabbing about what you’re working on, especially if it’s a side hustle (which could pay off handsomely, by the way).« This Week’s Horoscope Today’s Horoscope »