Sagittarius January 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


January might be a stop/start month for you, but this is exactly what you need. It was only in the days leading up to Christmas that your birthday month ended, but also Saturn’s three year visit to Sagittarius. You’ve had the hard taskmaster of the cosmos on your back for the last three years, as you laid down the foundations for this new three decade long Saturn cycle. While Saturn always has to be somewhere, while he is in your sign you have to show up and take responsibility for every aspect of your life. Now, as Saturn spends the first full month of his three year visit to your income sector, you can channel this into pushing through glass ceilings and into reclaiming your sense of confidence.

You begin the month with just Mercury in Sagittarius, something you haven’t experienced in over three years. Mercury only turned direct on the 23rd December and until he leaves on the 11th January brings a chance to quietly keep your head in the game as you consider where to from here. Mercury’s departure will leave you with no planetary activity in Sagittarius and with it a chance to catch your breath. That is all it is though, for with Mars returning on the 27th January he will begin a seven week rush to exploit all the potential created over the last the three years.

In the meantime, there is a lot of focus on income matters this month and not just because Saturn is spending his first full month in your income sector. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January here and with Venus here until the 18th January and Mercury from the 11th January, this has the potential for a lucrative start to a lucrative year. A lot of this might be setting things in place or in motion, ready for work and job developments to kick in, which they will do from late March.

Love 2017Sagittarius January 2018 Love Horoscope

To start with your heart’s focus is less on what lies ahead and is still on what lies behind. You may have moved into 2018, but in the early days of the month, in particular, the focus is still on the past. That is because you start the year with Uranus and Eris still in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. While Venus was looking to the future as she moved through Sagittarius when the planet of love left on Christmas Day this saw a sense of romantic nostalgia take hold. That sense of romantic nostalgia is likely to have deepened over the holiday period and is still strong as you move into the new month.

However, it will not only start to lift in the early days of the week but when it does the result is likely to be game changing. The change comes with Uranus’ direct turn in your romantic sector on the 3rd January, with the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected turning his focus onto the road ahead for the first time in five months. This is when your heart will get its first surprise. Since arriving in 2010, Uranus has spent five months in retrograde motion in the second half of the year but has always turned direct before the end of the year.

Uranus wakes up, turns around and your heart will suddenly realise it is now in 2018 and not in 2017. That’s when the second surprise will hit, for with Uranus finally leaving in May, he will turn direct and ahead will see the finishing line. All of a sudden there will be a new sense of romantic anticipation and urgency. This is something the Moon’s first visit for the year will be able to tap into, from the 27th January to the 29th January. Another surprise is likely to be on the relationship front. For while you start the year with the Moon in your relationship sector, missing is the relationship tension every visit over the last three years has created.

Money 2017Sagittarius January 2018 Money Horoscope

The solar spotlight is always going to be on your income situation, matters and options as you move into the New Year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of January in your income sector. However, that is where the similarities in any other year ever, begin and end. Even moving into the New Year with Saturn in your income sector, while last experienced in 1991 and therefore not in decades, is still not a once in a lifetime event or the game changer things are this year. The difference this time around is that you start the year with Pluto and Saturn in your income sector, coming together for the first time here in our lifetime.

Saturn only returned on the 20th December, so this is still early days but Pluto, planet of change and revolution has been here since 2008. Pluto is a revolutionary, always calling for change, but he’s an instigator and not a closer. Pluto creates a riot, gets things fired up and hopes someone else will bring things home. Had it not been for Saturn and had this been a typical year, Venus would leave on the 18th January, the Sun on the 20th January and Mercury on the 1st February and then there would be nothing to keep the momentum going.

Saturn is here until December 2020 and he is all about staying with something for as long as it takes. Pluto and Saturn will work together for the next three years, bringing you to the first full month of a major new event. This makes it important to pay attention while the Sun has the solar spotlight on your income situation and matters, to work with Venus as she fuels desires and expectations and with Mercury’s smart head for money. This is early days, with one step at a time enough for now. Meanwhile, a Full Moon on the financial front on the 2nd January will give both income and money matters a push start for the year.

Career 2017Sagittarius January 2018 Career Horoscope

With no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses, until Venus returns to your work sector at the end of March, you can afford to ease slowly into your new professional year. The fact that this is not usually an active time of the year on the work or career fronts will make this a lot easier. For the biggest danger, this month is jumping into things too early and too fast, long before you have to. There is no danger in doing that in terms of anything that will negatively impact you and more that you need to hold back if you can.

For while April and May are always the busiest months of any year on the job front, Uranus is returning here mid May, for the first time since 1942. Uranus is an outer planet and unlike the Sun, Mercury and Venus, who will pass through in a matter of weeks, apart from a few months later this year and into early 2019, once he arrives he’s here until 2026. Knowing that you’ll soon need to keep your work hat on and then keep it on for the next eight years, makes it important to keep it off while you can. Seize opportunities as they present, make the most of any chance to ease into this new professional year slowly.

With no planetary activity in your two professional houses, this makes the Moon’s monthly visits a lot more important. The Moon will make its first visit to your career sector for the year from the 5th January to the 8th January, sharpening your professional instincts and your sense of professional direction. The Moon will make its first visit to your work sector for the year from the 25th January to the 27th January, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters.

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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.