New year, all new luck. A lot will feel different for you in 2018, but in a positive sense, since your stars are in perfect alignment for career, finances, connections in general—and love in particular. You will come to enjoy the pleasurable feeling of everything being so pleasantly new and fresh: from being deeply in love, for example, or from having found the ideal solution, but you will also savor pure success.
Perseverance and a will to work will pay off. A sought-after job title and a higher pay grade are now mere formalities. Because career advancement could be expected in the first three months of the year, you should be as direct and speedy with everything you can. The planets are rarely this favorable. Your first lucky day is January 6, when generous Jupiter meets your ruling planet, Mars, the lover of action. It’s the ideal time to act. The two weeks following the new moon on January 17 will be especially interesting. You can simply let others clear the way for you, a whole armada of six planets will be focused on your professional upswing. The team includes Pluto, who specializes in reputation, and Saturn, the vision coach. It will teach you a lot in the coming years so, among other things, the unexpected setbacks that Uranus likes to conjure up will not keep you back. But who, if not an optimist like you, can turn a tricky spot into a win-win situation?
During the new moon phase in January, you will sow the opportunities for success, from mid-March to mid-May you will fertilize them with all the power of Mars, and finally harvest time will come. Mars is not always on your side. He takes a summer break, when he is retrograde from June 26 to August 27 and only fully back in his old form in early October. And because Mercury’s retrograde in the summer can cause additional delays, you are better off taking steps for your career and for everything else that is important to you right at the start of the year.
Another big topic this year is finances. A single sum, but mind you a considerable one, will reach you. Now you can live out a dream or two. No less a planet than Jupiter is working hand in hand with Pluto, so that you can feel like a money magnet. This is a one-time constellation. It’s now or never! The money will be coming to you from many directions. Perhaps you will find a generous investor, or you will get an especially large bonus. Invest conservatively. Uranus, the artist of surprise, should not rock your financial boat. Act confidently and creatively, that will help.
Venus will provide lots of charisma, very incidentally and above all in March. It looks as if the heavens very explicitly want to set Cupid upon Aries this year and see to it that every last single one of them pairs up. It quickly becomes a matter of confessions, admissions, and connections as well. If you listen to yourself and sense the confidence that everything is fine as it is, let your partner know it, and don’t let anyone sway you.
Wedding plans quickly become reality. But pay attention, even if your dream location is available in the autumn, and you think that that season would be ideal for a romantic celebration. You should definitely not get married while Venus is retrograde between October 5 and November 16. Better to look for a nice place that is also available before or after that. And then go for it! It would also be advisable to marry around January 22, 2019, when Venus and Jupiter align.
When the global day of good fortune arrives in 2018 (on November 25), you can expand your horizons — ideally as a couple. Mercury is also retrograde then, which means that the day is not suitable anyway for signing any kind of contract, including a marriage certificate, let’s say. But an atmospheric short journey could be very fulfilling. Or invest that extra helping of luck in your career. This is just the time to approach a touchy or enlightening conversation. Beginning in the autumn, two additional fields of interests open up: new contacts and previously unknown places. Jupiter will be staying out of your money matters and concentrating on themes relating to experience. If it is successful, others can take care of managing your wealth. That means that it would be a good and relaxing time to travel, with the feeling of being in the right place at the right time.
It can be a vacation, but it doesn’t have to be. Perhaps just a business trip? Maybe that’s the time to visit your company’s offices in Southeast Asia. In 2018 you will, in any case, do more than you can even imagine now. It won’t be obscure at all but as clear as a bell, since you will recognize again and again that what is happening corresponds to what you want. In that spirit, you can expect a great deal!
Even Taurus, who secretly wishes that everything would just stay as it is, will have to admit sooner or later than change can definitely be a positive thing. The year 2018 will feel completely different to any other year anyway. And it’s likely to get exciting – with the accent on romance, career success, and your home. You’re going travel, and learn to network in the world. Your motto might be “merger.” Whether that refers to a classic or an unofficial marriage, or perhaps dream teamwork, remains to be seen.
In any case, no one has a better chance of landing in the safe harbor of marriage as you do, because you sail under the aegis of Jupiter, who stands for the serious, contractually agreed partnerships. If you commit yourself while it is visiting Scorpio, meaning before November 8th, it will have valuable gifts waiting for you – prosperity, contentment, and happiness. That alone is reason to celebrate. Maybe even on January 6th, when energetic Mars moves into your marriage house and joins forces with Jupiter, the lucky charm. Or perhaps on January 11th, when the moon gently lights the entire scene. Those are the perfect days to make a promise and to live in love. So plan something nice, and spend time as a cozy couple. If you are still searching for true love, make a note of March 2nd and September 9th. Those are the best moments to keep your eyes open. Then, and even for ten days afterwards, you could find yourself floating on cloud nine, because those phases of the moon will open a kind of energy portal for you. Relationships that begin during that period are stable. And you, dear Taurus, are very creative now. Things that would not even be worth mentioning under normal circumstances will now be covered with stardust. Things will go well for you, and stay that way for a while. But at the beginning of September, when "your" Venus begins to dim and is then retrograde starting on October 5th, you won’t make progress in many areas. By the time it regains its full strength on December 17th, it could be that your better half goes crazy somehow, your job search drags on, and even visits to the hairdresser or other appointments aimed at external change go awry. So it’s best to wait and see. Because at other times, Venus loves parties. And shopping. When it also transits Scorpio from mid-December 2018 to the start of January 2019, it could be a particularly sensual time.
And a new moon in Leo in the summer, on about August 11th could bring new family circumstances. However, if you move or renovate, the costs may exceed your target. In addition, Mars and Uranus might send you into a tiff with a person in authority. If the mood is too tense, please put on the brakes, suspend the discussion, and come back to it in a few days with a clear head. You're not a soloist in 2018, not even on the job. You will have the most fun and success, and come up with the best ideas if you work with others, brainstorm, discuss. You have a good feel for talent.
And your skills are also highly appreciated. The moon could bring you good progress at home and at work on January 31st and February 15th. Mars is also committed to taking care of your professional needs and will take care of them almost continually from mid-May to mid-November. Acknowledgement and, yes, fame are therefore almost guaranteed.
In 2018, Taurus is allowed to show how hard he can work. A bestseller, a professorship … you can achieve a lot. No doubt not least of all because you don't stand alone, but are lucky with new colleagues, co-workers, and good souls.
More good news comes in the form of Saturn’s position. Until December, the teaching planet was committed to coaching you in financial matters. That phase might have made you nervous about financial matters, so you have been saving diligently, and fighting for more household income. That's good! From now on, however, you will be able to put aside your fears, the apprenticeship is over. You can now be very self-confident and trust your instincts. Your account balance looks great anyway, especially at the end of the year – Jupiter moves into Sagittarius in early November and will stay there for the next 13 months. A large sum could be credited to you. And you now know how and where you can best invest it to maximize your returns for a long time.
Saturn will also push ahead with topics such as education and expeditions until the end of 2020. The good thing about this constellation is that such lessons are rarely painful, but rather instructive. Perhaps the worst would be a strict professor, or a tricky “lost in the translation” situation. Otherwise, you'll enjoy how the planet trains your intellect. And thus also provides for wonderful experiences such as travelling. Although actually, every trip with you this year is an exciting, heartwarming, and inspiring educational trip.
Your almost insatiable curiosity is legendary. That is why you listen and know a lot, and accordingly have a lot to tell. You will no doubt enjoy 2018. You will learn more, demonstrate your good feel for topics that particularly interest you, and will sense others’ appreciation for you. That is all due to lucky planet Jupiter, who for more than ten months will brighten your sixth house. It will not only keep an eye on your physical fitness, but also on what lands on your desk. You have not enjoyed such a heavenly constellation since late 2006, so some of what happens will feel entirely new.
It will go off without a hitch – a job change within the same field will go smoothly and pay off financially. The next step on your career ladder could turn out well in the spring. For March 17, and the ten days thereafter, will be the optimal time of the year for your career. Grab the initiative now. But you will have several good opportunities to shine later as well. The reward, perhaps in the form of a pay raise, might follow the partial solar eclipse on July 13, the day on which good financial news is very probable. Your best opportunities for lots of money will be in January, June, July, and late December.
So at the end of the year you will certainly have good reasons to celebrate. But please be careful – don’t overdo it! Taskmaster Saturn, we can reveal, stands so unfavorably in relation to the sun on New Year’s Eve in 2018 that you could go overboard financially with a gala dinner or brief luxury trip. So show restraint and drink just a single glass of the best champagne. You will have earned it since, despite everything, demand for your work will be more than satisfactory all year long. You should therefore employ every method possible to increase your efficiency. For example, hire new staff. That applies in your private life as well, no matter whether it is a really reliable housekeeper, or a nanny who can do more than just pick up the kids from school on time. The universe will see to it that these new assistants are honest and in such a good mood that it is a pleasure to have them around.
You will notice that you don’t have to do and manage everything on your own. You can express yourself well, so do it, and please speak up when you need help. That includes where your health is concerned. Schedule checkups, because preventative measures will be especially effective now, thanks to Jupiter. This is an opportunity that comes only once every ten years.
Jupiter will also help you remain slender and strong if you make small but effective changes to your routine. You like change, so enjoy it to the full and make changes to your diet and embrace your exercise program. You already feel an almost magical attraction to colorful, fresh superfoods. And if you take many small steps, you will achieve great success without getting cramps. One nice side effect is that your healthy glow will be extremely attractive to others. Until the end of the year, Jupiter will help you enjoy a great many happy moments with those closest to you, such as your family and business partners. Sports will provide an important balance, giving you the opportunity to take care of yourself.
Speaking of taking care of yourself … If you have long been thinking of getting a pet, this could be the time for the perfect lifelong friend to enter your life. But at the same time remember to note the addresses of the best cat sitters and dog boarders. And make sure your passport is up to date. Because you might be taking more long-distance trips than usual, particularly around the full moon on January 31 and the new moon on February 15.
You will be intellectually flexible as well. You will be able to think better than usual on your feet better, and your imagination will be rich. Pay attention to the flashes of inspiration that come to you in your dreams as well. Thanks to Uranus in Taurus, a great constellation for you, your subconscious is working especially actively this year and even beyond.
There are things to learn. It started just before Christmas 2017, when taskmaster Saturn launches a three-year course in clever financial management. The first training will focus on the basics, such as payment due dates. Later you will learn how to invest your money wisely, and how to draw up an excellent business plan. But Saturn can also be quite strict: Don’t sign anything important without your lawyer, otherwise you might discover a critical clause too late. That is particularly true when your ruling planet, Mercury, is retrograde: from March 23 to April 15, from July 26 to August 19, and from November 17 to December 6.
Saturn wants you to build a solid foundation for a stable life structure. That is why it is teaching you to be conservative with money, to be practical and realistic, and that could be one of the best of the many heavenly gifts that await you in 2018.
Discovering and fulfilling someone else's wishes, even before your own desires - that is love. And giving love, dear Cancer, is something you do well. 2018 promises to be a heartwarming, harmonious year for you and all those who are close to you. Well into the autumn, Jupiter will make you the sign that receives a priority stamp from Cupid. If anyone is going to fall in love, it's likely to be you, because your stars haven't looked this good for more than 11 years. In addition to the lucky planet, you’ll also be helped by Neptune, which stands for unconditional love among other things, and Pluto, an expert in financial favor and transformation.
One of the most exciting days of the year could be January 17th. That’s when the planets move from all directions into the partnership and marriage area of your horoscope. Six celestial bodies alone, plus Mars and Jupiter, standing in the field of true love. This is an extremely rare chain of exceedingly fortunate circumstances. The Universe will help you enjoy love in 2018, but you must also contribute.
Single Cancers now have the best chance of soon floating on cloud nine. But you have to keep your eyes and ears open. Perhaps you’ll be set up with a blind date, or an old colleague will introduce you to someone. Or maybe you’ll suddenly see your colleague in a completely different, rosy glow? Whether it’s private matchmaking or somebody at work, those are all just details for the stories you can tell your (hopefully joint) great-grandchildren. The key thing is for you and Mr. or Ms. Perfect to find each other.
And then things can get very serious very fast, because Pluto - the planet that stands for change – transits the part of your horoscope that represents marriage and Jupiter, in your realm of true love, watches from the perfect distance (sextile aspect) in 2018. Both planets move very slowly, so that you can feel their positive influence over and over.
Cancers living in an unhappy relationship should – with cosmic support – dare to separate and change course. Your personal assistant, lawyer, or business partner could prove to be a real treasure under the influence of the stars. And who knows, maybe you'll meet your soul mate sooner than you thought. In any case, Venus is in your sign in early summer (from May 19 to June 13), providing you with good charisma.
Work has recently been your number one priority, but now the focus moves to personal matters of heart. Slowly but surely, calm is returning to your often very exciting life at work. Except when Uranus moves into your house for career - from January to mid-May, and then again from November to December. It could even mean a change of job. Your need for autonomy and freedom will be particularly strong during those phases. If you can schedule a job interview or the remodel of your home office for November 25th, do so. Because this is the lucky day of the year, and its effect can only be positive.
The utterly happy and contented Cancers will feel even more closely connected to your nearest and dearest in 2018. You’ll spend wonderful times together, might explore new continents, build a house, or pursue another dream that previously seemed unattainable.