Your sign is known for its independent, brash spirit. Bravely going where angels fear to tread. Being optimistic and thinking in ways that others simply can’t fathom. Are the planets going to allow you to be your usual self in 2018? Yes….sort of!
The big difference for you this year is the need to keep things on the down low instead of proclaiming your opinions and plans from the mountaintop. That’s because lucky Jupiter is now in your oh-so-confidential twelfth house, its first visit in almost 13 years. So yes, you can still think big. Yes, you can take risks. But the wise archer plans meticulously first, trusting only a few wise confidantes. The smart Sag works quietly behind the scenes and lets the other signs blabber on about their successes.
For example, if you’re thinking about quitting the day job to start your own business, do the research and don’t tell anyone. Thinking about leaving your spouse? Ditto. This may not be the way you’re used to operating but it’s necessary. The ancient Taoists used to say that when you were starting something new, you should treat it like a seedling. Protect it, water it and keep it from harm while you give it time to grow. Only when the seedling becomes a sturdy plant should you let anyone know that you planted it. This attitude keeps the competition off guard and allows you the time and space to tinker with your ideas.
Besides, you’ll have a lot of inner work to do this year as the twelfth house governs the subconscious mind. The good news is that Jupiter is abundant and healing, so change and closure should come more easily than you might expect. Ten years on a therapist’s couch? Not going to happen!
Something that might push you quickly into making big changes is the full moon in Cancer on the 1st. It occurs in a sector that deals with not only your love life, but your emotional and financial well-being. If you’ve been on the fence about a romance, job or investment this lunation could push you off of it.
As it happens, erratic Uranus has been retrograde in your romance sector for months, creating an on again, off again kind of a vibe. Perhaps you’ve been unsure about whether to date someone, or if you want to commit further to a lover. The good news is that Uranus resumes direct motion on the 2nd, so clarity will return.
Another defining moment is the Leo lunar eclipse on the 31st. There are two full moons in January, and the one on the 31st falls in your house of taking chances, your strong suit! You might suddenly decide to get your MBA, or learn a new skill at night class. Traveling will start to look more enticing than usual, whether for business or for pleasure. If there’s a blog inside of you that’s been dying to get out, or a book, now’s the time to start typing away. Entrepreneurial ventures can also take flight, so consider them carefully.
A theme that is going to be in place all year, but that’s especially strong in January, is security. This may sound counterintuitive to the eclipse, which is all about rapid, revolutionary change. But with so many planets this month in the second house of stability, you’re going to be craving a strong foundation along with the desire to bust out of confining circumstances. This is true in both your personal life as well as your professional one.
Therefore, you’re going to want a worldly lover who knows how to have fun, yet who is mature and ready to commit. If you go the entrepreneurial route you won’t be taking ridiculously crazy risks. Stern Saturn is in your house of income for the first time in 30 years, providing you with the logic and wisdom to think things through. January is littered with excellent days for planning , budgeting and generating more money.
Couples, you should really spend some time this month going over your budget and developing a better savings plan. Singles are not exempt either! From your chart you are not going to be interested in charming but broke suitors, so choose carefully. Once love planet Venus glides into Aquarius on the 17th, the best way to meet someone is locally rather than online.
You know the phrase “shop local’? Yeah, that includes lovers! Once the Sun joins Venus on the 19th all archers, regardless of romantic status, should spend more time socializing with others. Get involved in the neighborhood, plan dinner parties, get away for a three-day weekend. Despite the focus on saving money and budgeting, you can still justify going out on the town!« This Week’s Horoscope Today’s Horoscope »