Often, when we move into the New Year it can feel like a continuation of the previous year or it can take a while to wade through the typical conditions at this time of year, to get a real feel for the year. That is not the case this year, with 2018 not only radically different from 2017 but evident from the get go. Wading through the typical conditions means that because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of each year in your career sector, you have to get through the professional focus to get to what this year is about. That’s not the case this year, for the professional focus is what this year is about.
The Sun will leave your career sector on the 20th January, Venus on the 18th January and Mercury, who doesn’t return until the 11th January, will be gone by the 1st February. This is when the professional push that every year begins with, should end. Instead, this is Saturn’s first full month here in three decades and he’s here until December 2020. Saturn only returned just before Christmas and two days before the Sun it was easy to see this as part of the professional shift that happens at this time every year. It’s once the Sun leaves that you’ll realise this is here to stay.
2018 is also an expansive year for financial growth and starting the year with Jupiter and Mars aligned here, gives them the power to stand out separate from what is happening professionally. This is a massive year for professional and financial growth and this is happening independently of the other. These are the major forces in play this month and are also the major forces that will define 2018. Yet this is also a month where a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure is also important, especially in the first 11 days and the final few days of the month. As the month progresses, personal and professional networking will also become more important.
Aries January 2018 Love Horoscope
It is not just January that will have a very different feel on the personal front, but 2018 itself. For what you have left behind is the pressure on both you and your relationships that have defined much of the last two years and 2017 in particular. Yet this is also when you get to enjoy the benefits. The 13 months that Jupiter spent in your relationship sector, from September 2016 to October 2017 were fraught with relationship tension, due to the fact that this giant planet moved into and out of both planets in Aries multiple times.
It wasn’t until Mars left your relationship sector last month, ending 16 months of planetary activity that the pressure dropped back. Yet while the relationship tension is gone, you’ve been left with a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, along with a huge amount of momentum. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this is a chance to draw a new line in the sand. The Moon’s first visit to your relationship sector for the year, from the 8th January to the 10th January, will bring a chance to get your bearings and regroup.
In the meantime, while the relationship gods have stepped back the love gods have stepped forward. The North Node has been in your romantic sector since last May and there has been planetary activity there since last July. However, this has been drowned up by so much focus on your relationships. The spirit of romance was always going to bloom this month, with Ceres’ first full month in retrograde motion a chance to make up for lost time. There is something fateful developing in the final days of the month.
Aries January 2018 Money Horoscope
Starting the year with Mars and Jupiter in your financial sector is a stunning opportunity to get this new financial year off to a stunning start. It has been 37 years since you’ve moved into the New Year with the planets of passion and luck here at the same time. This was always going to be an expansive year for money matters and for financial growth, but with Mars on board from the get go, you’re able to start the way you intend to go on. Aligned from the 6th January to the 9th January, this is when Mars and Jupiter will join forces to give your new financial year a major kick start.
While Mars will leave on the 27th January, leaving Jupiter on his own until Venus returns in August, he will continue to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit until he leaves. Jupiter is the planet providing the opportunity for financial growth, but Mars is the planet that can help you make it happen. Jupiter works through the principle of expansion and when he is on board, the more you invest the more you get back. However, more of nothing is still nothing, with Mars providing the motivation to get stuck in and make your own luck.
This will see your new financial year get a push in the first four weeks and then pull back, after which it becomes more about the journey. With major income developments kicking off from March, this is a chance to get money matters up to speed first. For if you think this is a big year for money matters and financial growth, wait until you see what the money gods have in store for you on the income front. This makes it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground as the Moon moves through your financial sector from the 10th January to the 12th January and when it moves through your income sector from the 25th January to the 27th January.
Aries January 2018 Career Horoscope
The first thing that you need to do as you move into this new professional year is to take a deep breath, for you are in for the ride of your life. Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in your career sector, the solar spotlight is always going to be on your career and professional situation, matters and options at this time of year. This will lull you into a sense of knowing what comes next, which is a big push at the start of the year and then things dial back. That is still going to be the case in terms of the big push, except things won’t dial back and they’re not going to dial back for the next three years.
This is the professional year or professional years that you have been waiting and preparing for ever since Pluto, planet of change and revolution returned to your career sector in 2008. The seeds for change have been the gestating and going through annual reviews for nearly a decade, with Saturn’s return on the 20th December bringing you to the point where it’s time to make things happen. With Pluto here until 2024 and Saturn until December 2020, they have joined forces for the first and only time in our lifetime. Pluto brings the potential for change and Saturn the power to move mountains if you have to.
Yet because this is the first full month of a major three year push, you can’t come out of the gates running from the get go. This year you’re running a marathon and not a sprint. While the Sun, Mercury and Venus are here take the time to just absorb as much information as possible, with time on your side. With Venus here until the 18th January, the Sun until the 20th January and Mercury from the 11th January to the 1st February, soak in as much insight and information as possible
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