At the outset of 2018 you may not have a clear idea as to what you’d like to manifest. So don’t sweat it if you were tossing back the bubbly on New Year’s Eve without a clue about your next step! The reason for the murkiness? Uranus has been retrograde for months in your twelfth house of closure and transition.
As a result, you may have had moments in which you said, “That’s it! I’m done with (whatever, fill in the blanks).” And then ten days later you were changing your mind yet again. Maybe you feared change, or felt that you needed more time to vet important decisions.
The good news is that Uranus goes direct on January 2nd, bringing clarity to your life. It’s usually not easy to get rid of bad habits, toxic ties or crummy circumstances, which is exactly what we need to do when the twelfth house is activated. Ancient astrologers, in their wisdom, recognized that we need to periodically have times to “clean house”, emotionally, mentally and physically. That’s what the twelfth house is all about. Over the past few months you also may have dealt with physical ailments that needed to be addressed.
So before you dive in to 2018, it’s critical to take an inventory and toss out the stuff (and people) who aren’t helping you on your journey through life. Fortunately the 1st brings a super moon in Cancer, your third house of thinking and strategizing. You may find that there are like minded people in your circle who’d like to team up with you in some kind of synergistic team effort, or they’re willing to help you brainstorm. The full moon could also bring a new lover and this person could be right in your neighborhood.
While you’re doing your planning, know that there are several important themes for you in 2018. Happily, serious love is one of them! That’s because abundant Jupiter rolled into your commitment sector back in October for the first time in over a decade. It will spend most of 2018 in this exalted spot, a delightful turn of events. Singles, this could be the year that you find The One. Already attached bulls could enjoy more quality time with their lover, taking their union to the next logical step.
With so much planetary activity in January in your honest, outspoken ninth house, this is the month to lay your cards on the table. Ask for what you want and need. Demand transparency within your union. Good days for convos are the 9th, 10th, 15th and any time past the new moon on the 16th.
Adding fuel to the passionate fire is the movement of red hot Mars into your house of sexuality on the 26th. Those of you who are looking for love need to make sure that logic is guiding your choices, not lust, as Mars can really stir up your loins, so to speak (that good old “fire down below”). Couples need to watch out for jealous or obsessive behavior and fights about money. That said, all bulls could enjoy a very lusty February and March!
On the flip side, a lunar eclipse in Leo takes place on the 31st (yes, there are two full moons this month). This lunation occurs in your warm and fuzzy domestic sector, making you interested in a stable home and family life. As this is an eclipse something major could come to fruition, such as buying a house, conceiving a baby or becoming engaged.
In addition to your love life, career and ambition is another strong theme for Taurus in 2018. There could be some 180 degree turns as two other eclipses later in the year encourage you to travel down a new career path. Because profitable Jupiter is in the house of partnering, you might end up considering forming a business alliance with someone. This includes retaining the services of an expert, such as a stylist or booking agent.
But at the same time there is a strong entrepreneurial feeling, which could play out in several ways. You could partner with someone in some kind of a side hustle or full-time endeavor, or you could decide instead to fly solo, retaining independent contractors to work for you.
One of the biggest astrological scoops os the year is that spunky, brilliant, erratic Uranus enters Taurus for the first time since 1934-1941. It will remain here for seven years, completely revolutionizing your life. So go ahead and make plans for the new year, but realize that it could end up looking a lot different than what you had in mind!« This Week’s Horoscope Today’s Horoscope »