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What You Can Expect From The Last 7 Months Of 2018

The remainder of the year 2018 absolutely buzzes with energy. There may be some anxiety, too – there always is – but that’s just part of being overly energetic. More focus and a better sense of direction are all you need to put all that spectacular energy to good use.

A strong social conscience helps you and everyone around you. Whatever you do for others will only return to you in a different and perhaps more generous form. That’s secondary, though. Your intent to do good will win you karmic brownie points, and you never know when that will come in handy. With the lunar nodes in Leo and Aquarius, you will enjoy everything you do even more, no matter why or for whom you do it.

The last 7 months of 2018 is built for great fun and fantastic progress. Don’t doubt yourself. Go for it!

Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) are nonstop clever and creative all year long. All three Mercury retrogrades happen in fire signs (Aries in March, Leo in July and August, and Sagittarius and Scorpio in November and December), so there’s little chance of playing too loose or free with anything or anyone important. In November, Jupiter enters Sagittarius and boosts good luck for everyone, especially fire signs. The lunar north node in Leo lends a karmic touch to everything you do, so be attentive and respect your time. It’s valuable.

Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) are well anchored .You may rethink some lines of action, but by the end you’ll be well organized and eager to move ahead. Saturn is home in early Capricorn all year long. Rash decisions or social missteps should be few and far between. Make great practical use of every single day.

Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) get the jump on everyone and will be fully engaged and involved with scores of issues, groups, and inspiring individuals. A lunar eclipse in July (with an Aquarius full moon) punches up your emotional commitments. The lunar south node in Aquarius lets you draw on successful habits from the past. In November, Venus concludes its retrograde period, so watch for progress in any stalled romance.

Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) maintain high ideals. In October, Venus turns retrograde in Scorpio and tones down any extreme emotions. Your sensitive (and psychic) outlook will be the voice of reason all year long.

In numerology, 2018 is the big number two. It is more than challenge or conflict. It is also the creation of material reality. To make fabric, you need the warp and the weft. To get anywhere, you need to pass through a crossroads. Be intrepid, pragmatic, and smart. The year gives you all these qualities in abundance, plus some!

Back on October 10 of 2017, Jupiter, the planet of possibilities, began swimming in the emotional depths of Scorpio, and remains in this sign until November 8, 2018. With Jupiter moving swiftly through Scorpio as the year begins, you’re already feeling quite comfortable with profound, intimate, emotional exchanges in your relationships. You’ll continue to feel blessed when you explore hidden terrain, since you’ll likely find buried treasure that will help you grow spiritually, psychologically, and physically.

Your personal powers are strong

If you’ve wanted to cultivate your psychic gift, the universe is offering to be your mentor. Pay close attention to May 25 and August 19 when Jupiter will be at a perfect trine to Neptune. Faith, intuition, and luck are your perfect trifecta around these dates.

Jupiter and Pluto will also work together well this year — a stark contrast to the power struggle they engaged in during 2017. On September 12, these planets will help you remember that you had the power within you all along. More importantly, this planetary connection will encourage you to use it in a way that strengthens you and those in your circle. Business and financial ventures will be favored.

On November 8 Jupiter enters Sagittarius, the sign Jupiter naturally rules. This will be an auspicious time when you notice greater success and support in any endeavor that opens your mind. It’ll be time to explore new horizons!

Building foundations for the future

While Jupiter encourages us to grow through expansive opportunities, Saturn, his counterpart, demands that we grow through patience, discipline, and hard work. On December 19, 2017, Saturn moved into Capricorn, the sign he naturally rules. Until 2020 we’ll have dominating lessons about building solid foundations that will serve and protect us through any storm.  We’re still getting used to the subtle but profound difference Saturn makes when he moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Consequently, you’ll know that it’s time to approach your life and responsibilities with a plan. Fortunately, you probably feel ready, willing, and able to do so. As long as you come to the cosmic workplace on time each morning ready to do the work necessary.

Revolutions and revelations

You can expect a material revolution to begin. From May 15 to November 6, Uranus, the planet of innovation and sudden change, will give us a hint of what he can do when in the practical, financially-oriented sign of Taurus. Expect a shift in the financial market — especially anything that has to do with technology and science. On a personal level, how you maintain physical and material security is likely to change. You can choose to reinvent yourself in these areas or you can resist. If you fight it, though, you’ll only feel more rattled and ultimately left behind when the rest of the world moves into more progressive terrain. Lastly, Mars and Venus will both retrograde in 2018, making certain times tricky to successfully negotiate new business ventures and romantic endeavors. Avoid launching anything new from both June 26 – August 27 while Mars is retrograde, and October 5 – November 16 when Venus retrograde.

Remember, success in life is most supported when we swim with — and not against — the tides. Why create unnecessary strain? Don’t work in contradiction with planetary cycles. Instead, let them work for you.