2018 Horoscopes

Kitty Geoghan, Managing Editor; The Reporter

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)

Next year gets off to a great start with your ruler Mars in conjunction with regal Jupiter, giving you an exceptional boost to kickstart 2018. You aren’t likely to slow down, either – the year to come is full of energy, and by the time Mars retrogrades in late June, you’ll need to be careful to pace yourself and take stock of your priorities. Overall, Aries, your astrological influences are strong, and a newfound taste for the extravagant can be easily fulfilled with some hard work and dedication.


TAURUS (April 22 – May 21)

Your ruler Venus is supercharged next year, beginning with a Sun conjunction on New Year’s Day that gives you the power to achieve your biggest aspirations. A later conjunction in your native Taurus gives Venus additional charge, and the forces of nature are on your side throughout the spring months. Don’t be afraid to make a major change during this time period, Taurus. The status quo is flexible this year, and positive changes can influence your life for the better.


GEMINI (May 22 – June 21): You’re a powerhouse this year, Gemini, and 2018 is full of opportunities to connect with others and explore new horizons. With all three retrogrades of your ruler Mercury occurring in fire signs, they aren’t likely to slow you down. Use these times to reflect and refine your self-presentation, but don’t lose your momentum. You have all the power to accomplish great things.


CANCER (June 23 – July 22)

This year is an open book for you, Cancer. Are you looking to improve your finances? Perhaps you want to find love or strengthen family relationships? Whatever your goals, there’s a planet that can give you a helping hand. With your ruler the Moon starting out the year in your sign, you have a powerful boost to begin 2018 on the right foot. A challenge arises with a lunar eclipse in Leo in late January, pushing you further into the spotlight than you may be comfortable with. But as long as you see this as a learning experience and a chance to grow, it could provide you with additional momentum to carry you through the year.


LEO (July 23 – August 22)

For every challenge you’ll face in the year ahead, you’ll be provided with twice the opportunity. A lunar eclipse in your sign in late January may stir up some emotional issues at the start, Leo, but by the time summer rolls around, a grand earth trine between Uranus, Saturn, and Virgo will help to ground you and provide a foundation for long-term changes in your life. A second lunar eclipse with the Sun in Leo further reinforces this grounding, and allows you to move ahead with full momentum. Mercury’s retrograde in Leo in late July and early August allows you some time to reflect before pushing ahead toward the end of the year.


VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)

This year is sure to be intense for you, Virgo, and that goes for the ups as well as the downs. A Moon-Pluto conjunction in pragmatic Capricorn while the Sun is in your sign sets a tone of go-for-broke energy that powers you throughout the whole year. Your ruler Mercury also retrogrades in three fire signs this year, giving you an opportunity for reflection followed by a renewed passion for life. A Mars retrograde in Capricorn beginning in late June may slow down your work life, but if you take this opportunity to be detail-oriented and take your time, even this slow period can be powerful.


LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)

You can expect an abundance of respect and admiration this year, Libra. People look to you as an authority, and you can rest assured that you’ll handle it with grace. Your ruler Venus conjoins the Sun on New Year’s Day, starting you off with a strong sense of empowerment. Later in the year, Venus’s retrograde ends in Libra in early November, giving your love life an additional boost. All the admiration you’ve cultivated over the year is sure to pay off on the romantic front.


SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)

A conjunction of your ruling planet Mars with Jupiter in your sign kicks off next year with a boost of power. Combine that with a conjunction between the Sun and your modern ruler Pluto, and your intensity borders on frightening. No one will want to stand between you and your goals this year, Scorpio. A later conjunction with the Sun and Venus in Capricorn eases your intensity somewhat, giving you an opportunity for enhanced success and popularity. Keep a level head, and you’ll take 2018 by storm.


SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)

Your ruling planet is in an especially good place this year, Sagittarius. Starting off with a conjunction with Mars in no-nonsense Scorpio, Jupiter enters 2018 at high speed with no sign of slowing down. A cooperative sextile with Pluto at the same time gives a lasting energy to your ambitions and eventual results. Beginning in March, Jupiter’s retrograde in Scorpio slows things down a bit, giving you time to reflect and observe before picking back up again in July. By the time fall arrives, nothing can stop your momentum.


CAPRICORN (December 23 – January 21)

2016 may have been Kylie Jenner’s year of realizing stuff, but that time is yet to come for you, Capricorn. Prepare for increased clarity in 2018, starting with Neptune’s sextile with the Sun and Venus in your native sign. Saturn also finds itself at home in Capricorn, giving you a strong sense of empowerment to kickstart the year. A Saturn retrograde beginning in April and lasting throughout the summer months may leave you feeling impatient and anxious, but pushing forward and staying organized can help you surmount any obstacles.


AQUARIUS (January 22 – February 20)

This year will bring lots of changes for you, Aquarius, and most of them will be positive.`While Saturn begins the year securely in its home sign of Capricorn, your ruling planet Uranus is a bit more experimental, moving from Aries to Taurus in May and then retrograde back to Aries in November. This is a time to try new changes to your daily routine and evaluate what works. A Venus retrograde beginning in October gives you the chance to reevaluate relationships and ease some mounting tensions in your love life. By the end of the year, you should have a clearer picture of how to change your routines for the better.


PISCES (February 21 – March 20)

With your home planet Neptune in your sign throughout the year, you have a powerful boost of intuition and understanding that’s sure to stick with you. The Earth signs will keep you grounded, but Uranus’s entry into Taurus in May will shake things up a little, adding some adventure to the mix. And with the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune all starting the year in water signs, your sensitive and dreamy nature remains strong even under the pressures of the material world. Nothing can stop you from reaching for the stars.