This is going to be your year, Scorpio. Jupiter entered your sign for the first time in over a decade back in October, where it will remain through mid-November of 2018. Consider this as your “makeover moment” or reinvention tour. Just about any area of your life is up for revision, so start the year with a mind that’s as clear and open as cloudless blue skies.
January starts off with a bang for you, as the 1st brings a full moon in Cancer, which is your ninth house of taking risks. What adventurous new things would you like to try this year? Since the ninth house is all about expanding your mind, consider signing up for spring classes at your local college or adult ed program. Learn a foreign language….then plan a trip to that country where you can practice on the locals! Been thinking about launching your own business, or writing a book? Then this is the year to go for it.
The smartest thing that you can do is to consider all of your options as January progresses, then make up your mind at the time of the Leo lunar eclipse on the 31st. That’s right, there are two full moons this month, and the one in Leo is a game changer, for two reasons.
First, it’s an eclipse, which act like gigantic Hoover vacuum cleaners, sucking away things (and people) that aren’t right for you anymore and clearing the way (quickly!!) for better things to come in. Second, it takes place in your tenth house of ambition, goals and success. You might suddenly change paths in your career, opting to do something that is more in line with your values and talent.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that megawatt Mars is blazing a path through Scorpio as the month begins, providing you with the courage to go after your heart’s desire. Mars will be leaving and moving on to Sagittarius on the 26th, all the more reason to spend January in thinking mode. And intelligent Mercury is in your house of creating smart habits and structure from the 1st through the 11th, yet one more tool in your toolbox.
When Mercury moves on as of the 11th, you’ll be in a great spot to solicit advice from other people. Bounce ideas around, conduct research and strategize. The second half of the month is auspicious for self-promotion, whether that means showing off your art portfolio, thesis, resume or public speaking skills. You can crush it on social media from the 11th on, and people will definitely be taking notice of you.
OK, let’s get to just about everyone’s “favorite” topic for the new year: fitness! I’m being a little sarcastic because let’s face it, who wants to cut back carbs and get up at 5 am to go running? One of the issues your sign has been facing is that erratic Uranus has been stationed in your sixth house of wellness and vitality for the past six plus years. As a result you may have been yo-yoing on diets and with exercise, unable to stay focused. Well Scorpio, Uranus leaves this sector in May, bringing an end to the craziness.
But this doesn’t mean that you won’t succeed with a fitness program if you start this month. Mars is going to make you quite interested in your appearance through the 26th, then it moves to the house of good habits. Disciplinarian Saturn will spend all of 2018 in a social place, the third house, so your best bet for success is to (a) find an exercise buddy or (b) attend local fitness events, such as a group of neighbors that goes jogging in the park every morning or the zumba class at your local church or town hall.
Looking for love in 2018? Here’s a hint: don’t sit at home waiting for the handsome prince (or princess) to find and rescue you. Your chart is loaded with planets in the third house of getting out and socializing as January begins. There will be a new moon in this sector on the 16th, a great time to start a hunt for a keeper. Chances are you’ll meet someone new before July. Coupled up? You and the SO should be planning lots of date nights OUT (which doesn’t mean sitting in from of the TV, darling). This energy is also perfect for quick three-day weekend getaways rather than long vacays.
When the Sun enters Aquarius on the 19th, you’ll be feeling cozier and more domestic. The four weeks that follow are auspicious for buying property, renting, redecorating, starting a family or cohabitating with your lover. Considering that the full moon on the 31st is so revolutionary, you may decide to pack up and move to another part of the country.« This Week’s Horoscope Today’s Horoscope »