Leo January 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


While you can often get a snapshot of what kind of year you have moved into at the start, it is often not immediately apparent. However, this year it is, for the major themes that dominate January are the same themes that will dominate the year itself. This is an important month for home, work, relationship and money matters and an important year on these fronts as well, especially the first two. The only thing that is set to have a major impact on the year ahead that isn’t dominant this month has a shadow influence, in that the Moon only left your career sector in the closing days of December. This allows you to start the year with your professional instincts sharp and with a sense of professional direction from the get go. Major career developments don’t open up for a few months, but that early edge will be an advantage.

Especially as work and job matters have already taken hold, as Saturn spends his first full month in your work sector in three decades. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January here, so to start with the fact that the spotlight is on work and job matters from the get go is nothing new. It’s not until Venus leaves on the 18th January, the Sun on the 20th January and with Mercury gone by the 1st February as well that you’ll appreciate that this is not dropping back. What is normally a three week push at the start of each year is instead the start of a new three year journey.

At the same time, while Mars and Jupiter align in your home and family sector in the early part of the month, this is also your biggest and most important year for home, family and/or property matters in over a decade. While money matters won’t really come on line until next month, the money gods are fuelling a sense of financial confidence from the get go. Romantic and relationship matters are also important this month, but won’t impact the year itself.

Love 2017Leo January 2018 Love Horoscope

From the get go there will be a very different feel to things on both the romantic and relationships fronts. This is from a mix of both what is and what isn’t happening. By far the biggest impact is on the romantic front, where for the first time in four years you start the year without Saturn, hard taskmaster of the cosmos in your romantic sector. Saturn only left just five days before Christmas, so this is something that you are still adjusting to. With the Sun having left two days later and Venus, planet of love on Christmas Day, this is a very quiet start to the year on the romantic front.

You begin the year with only Mercury, planet of communication still in your romantic sector and until he leaves on the 11th January he will continue to work to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. Yet after that, for the first time in three years, you’ll have no planetary activity on the romantic front and this is the point where it might look like things have run their course. In reality, this is just the start of a 16 day firebreak, one that allows you to put some distance between the past and the future and in particular, on Saturn’s more demanding period.

For it is on the 27th January that Mars’ return will fire things up, kicking off the start of an exciting and passionate seven weeks on the romantic front. This is the love gods’ last push, but it will come just as things are starting to move on the relationship front. It begins with Venus’ return to your relationship sector on the 18th January and the Sun’s return two days later on the 20th January. With Mercury returning in the early hours of February and a solar eclipse here next month, this is the start of some exciting months on the relationship front.


Money 2017Leo January 2018 Money Horoscope

Things might get off to a slow start on the financial front this year, but this is just the way that the money gods want it. With money matters moving slowly and income matters not at all, this shouldn’t inspire the kind of financial confidence that it does. Yet this is the norm for this time of year, so there is nothing unusual about that, while at the same time there is evidence for why there should be a high sense of financial confidence from the get go. It is the Moon’s first visit to your income sector for the year that will give you your first chance to even focus on income matters, but that’s when the boost in confidence is likely to come.

The Moon will move through your income sector from the 5th January to the 8th January, sharpening your nose for money. Yet it is what is happening on the job front at the time that will give this something to latch onto. While you have Venus in your work sector, on a mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction, it is the backing she has that brings the confidence. For this isn’t just a big month for work and job matters, but the start of your biggest year for work and job matters in decades.

At the same time, as the first full month with both Neptune and Chiron in direct motion in your financial sector, things were always going to move slowly. With the Sun, Mercury and Venus all returning next month, things aren’t supposed to start moving until then. Yet from the get go support from Mars and Jupiter, the planets of passion and luck, is firing up your financial dreams and confidence. This is going to feel like a good year for both income and money matters, because this is exactly what it is.

Career 2017Leo January 2018 Career Horoscope

That you will always start each year with the solar spotlight on your work situation and job matters is about the only comparison to this professional year than any other. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your work sector and as he always returns in the lead up to Christmas, it is the norm for you to have your work hat on over the holiday period. The down side is that the focus always shifts to work and job matters over the holiday period, but the upside is that you will always get a jump on your new professional year and on the rest of this.

This year you also move into the New Year with Saturn on board, with his return just two days before the Sun changing everything. The Sun will leave on the 20th January and Venus, who also starts the year in your work sector will leave on the 18th January. However, Saturn is here until December 2020 and this is the first full month of not just your busiest and biggest year on the job front in decades, but the first full month of a busy three years. With Pluto, planet of change and revolution here since 2008, there is the potential for some big changes this year.

Mercury’s return on the 11th January will give you a chance to get your head in the game and start looking at ways of working smarter and pacing yourself. The Sun’s aim before he leaves is to create an authentic starting point. Meanwhile, until she leaves on the 18th January, Venus will work to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Mercury brings the intellectually savvy edge that can focus on the ‘when, where and how’. A New Moon on the 17th January will bring a chance for new opportunities and beginnings, but also to commit to the journey ahead.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.