If this year had a theme it would be ‘out with the old and in with the new’, with the whole feel of the last few years changing dramatically. The final months of 2017 and December, in particular, were transition months, where the themes that had dominated the past few years were either running their course or stepping back, while major new themes emerged. January is the month where those new themes reach full bloom and as they are the themes that will shape 2018, this is something that is already underway and obvious from the start.
The last few years were busy, mainly because of the huge amount of planetary activity on the work front. Jupiter’s 13 month visit only ended in October and Mars didn’t leave until last month. With a lot of pressure from Uranus and Eris throughout that time, the last few days were not only busy, but there was some pressure. Now Jupiter and Mars start the month aligned in your relationship sector, getting your biggest and most important relationship year in over a decade off to an auspicious start. Here there is none of the pressure both encountered on the work front. Yet while your relationships bloom, the professional gods have shifted their focus away from work and job matters and onto career matters, where there are no obstacles.
This allows last year’s job potential and growth to lay the foundations for new professional growth. Especially once Venus returns to your career sector on the 18th January and the Sun on the 20th January. Yet the biggest shift has been Saturn’s departure from your financial sector. A three year financial boot camp is over and Saturn has now opened the door to not only an adventurous year but a three year transit through your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery.
Taurus January 2018 Love Horoscope
For the first time in 37 years, you start the year with Mars and Jupiter in your relationship sector, getting the year off to an auspicious start when it comes to relationship matters. And this is anything but a false start, with the support for your relationships and relationship building this year off the chart. With no roadblocks, whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, there is every reason to move into the year with your expectations high and expect to have them met.
While Jupiter and Mars will work closely together until Mars leaves on the 27th January, their alignment from the 6th January to the 9th January will be especially auspicious. With the Moon making its first visit to your relationship sector for the year from the 10th January to the 12th January, there will be a chance to quickly capitalise on this. Once Mars leaves Jupiter will be on his own, with only the Moon’s monthly visits until Venus returns in August.
This makes both Mars’ final weeks here and the Moon’s first visit for the year important. This gives you a chance to create a connection with your emotional responses and to start fighting for what you want from the get go. With Jupiter not leaving until November, this is your luckiest and most expansive relationship year in over a decade. The focus is all on your relationships this month, which makes the Moon’s first visit to your romantic sector for the year, from the 5th January to the 8th January especially important. Dive into these romantically charged lunar vibes, for this is the only real focus on retrograde motion matters this month. However, things will become more fateful when Venus, planet of love returns to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 18th January.
Taurus January 2018 Money Horoscope
Moving through this new financial year will bring a sense that something has changed from the get go. With Mercury in your financial sector until the 11th January you start the month with your head in the game, your money hat on and with a smart head for money. Yet missing is the serious push to deal with money matters and to take responsibility, bringing a sense that the monkey is finally off your back. That monkey is Saturn, hard taskmaster of the cosmos who wrapped up a three year financial boot camp just days before Christmas.
It is the lessons learned over the past three years and the financial savvy gained, that paths the way for a new period of financial growth. To start with though, apart from having your head in the game from the get go, there is a chance to stand back and let things settle. Mercury’s departure on the 11th January will leave you with no planetary activity on the financial front, for the first time in three years. Yet things will catch their second wind when Mars returns on the 27th January, to kick off a seven week push to exploit all the potential you can from the last three years.
In the meantime, you start the year with the Moon in your income sector and while it leaves on New Year’s Day, starting the year with a nose for money from the get go is a real advantage. By the time the Moon comes full circle from the 27th January to the 29th January you’ll not only have the Sun in your career sector, but more importantly Venus, planet of money. By then Venus will be on a mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction, with a sharp nose for money a real bonus.
Taurus January 2018 Career Horoscope
The Sun will always return to your career sector in January, so this is always the month when things get moving for the year, but then have often run their course by the end of February. That is not your fate this year and even before the Sun and Venus return this month, things have been on a slow simmer for a long time. Since as far back as May 2017 in fact, for this was when the South Node returned to your career sector, for the first time in 17 years. Since then the element of fate has been in play, with a small taste of this during a lunar eclipse last August.
However, it wasn’t until Juno returned last month that there was any planetary activity for the South Node’s influence to link into. Yet even then Juno is not a powerful force and as the queen of commitment, her influence has been more directed to seeing you start the year with a new sense of resolve and determination. It is Venus’ return on the 18th January and the Sun’s on the 20th January that will finally give career matters the clout to start fulfilling the potential that has been building since last May.
With Mercury returning on the 1st February and a solar eclipse later next month, career matters might be on a slow boil to start with, but will take off dramatically. It is all that untapped potential and what has been building that has been waiting for this trigger. When Mars left your work sector last month this wrapped up 16 months of planetary activity, with the focus this month shifting to career matters, which means your professional game as a whole. Where last year was busy, this year is destined to be expansive.
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