Your Complete 2018 Astrology Guide

From friends to fitness, home to travel, hobbies to career - what's on the cards for you in 2018?

2017 is fast becoming a distant memory, and as we look ahead to make plans and resolutions for the next twelve months, Lifestyle has your complete Astrology guide from our expert Kelli Fox. Read on for Kelli's tailor-made predictions based on your star sign.

Aries

March 21 - April 19

Relationships and love

Patience and compromise are key themes in your relationships this year, Aries – in May, August and September especially. You could be your own worst enemy if you allow your temper to get the better of you; nobody wants to be around you when you’re behaving so badly.

March’s second Full Moon on the 31st is potentially a hot spot for finding new love; someone who is very patient in their own right might just about be able to handle your moods this year. Take dating slowly and allow a new relationship to build in its own time.

Your social life looks set to become increasingly important as the year wears on, so do make an effort to find new friendships.

Health and Wellness

Team sports will suit your high energy levels and will help you meet new people at the same time – and you get to keep fit, so what’s not to love about that?

Career and money

Career success is on the menu in January, getting your year off to a bright and lucrative start – but watch out for obstacles in April and May. The world isn’t conspiring against you, but you will need to reign in your spending so that you can cope with unexpected bills. Working hard comes naturally to you, but this winter your work-life balance could become an issue, so listen to your family and take heed of their need to spend more time with you.

Travel

A good way to get that extended family time would be to take a holiday together, especially in March, May or December. Travel is invigorating and exciting this year, so head for somewhere exotic, different or unusual; somewhere where you can feel like a true pioneer. Avoid travel during the Mercury retrograde period in November, however, as it comes with far too much hassle attached.

Home and Property

In between your travels, a house move could be on the cards in August – a Grand Trine aspect changes your plans quite suddenly, but for happy reasons, and a new home could certainly be part of that.

If you are looking to put your home on the market, Lifestyle's real estate expert Andrew Winter has some advice on selling your property during winter.

 

Taurus

April 20 - May 20

Relationships and love

2018 is set to be a year of change for you, Taurus. Unpredictable Uranus arrives in your sign, bringing many new opportunities but also some goodbyes to old projects, places or people. With so many changes on the way, across multiple areas of your life, you’ll need to work hard to provide stability and continuity for your family, especially if you have kids. Fortunately, creating a stable, solid environment for your loved ones has always been your priority, so you’re well placed to face this year’s challenges head-on.

There is plenty of passion on offer in your love life this year, especially in March, but towards the winter other concerns push your relationship to the background, and you will need to be careful not to become bored of one another. Don’t take your lover for granted; find ways throughout the year to renew your sparkle and your initial attraction.

Find out what your star sign says about your sex life.

Career and money

Determined Mars is a driving factor for you this year, especially when it comes to your career. Ambitions are running high, and it’s the perfect time to change jobs or even change direction entirely. July and August are good times for making a major decision over your working life – move forward with optimism and excitement.

Health and Wellness

These big changes may initially be stressful, but yoga and meditation will help to keep your mind, body and spirit in tune with one another, cutting down anxiety and providing you with some healthful exercise too.

Meanwhile, with your limited free time this year, you’d benefit from trying a creative new hobby. Something like cooking, knitting or crocheting will enable you to multi-task while you craft, which will keep your busy plans on track.

Travel

You won’t want to stray too far from home this year, so instead of travelling the world, think about taking a staycation and exploring nearby cities for a change of scenery.

Home and Property

July is a great month for re-vamping or redecorating your home.

Get some style inspiration from Love It Or List It Australia.

 

Gemini

May 21 - June 20

Career and money

This year is all about expanding your mind, Gemini – you’ve always had a thirst for knowledge, but this year you will be inspired to go back to school, take further qualifications or simply study for the pure pleasure of it.

This could have financial implications for you, however, and monetary restraints are likely to prove difficult early in the year, and again in early winter. Avoid flouncing out of a job you don’t like on a whim or an impulse – I’m afraid you’ll need to stick it out at least until November. There should be good news for job seekers at the end of the year, however, when the time is right to start pursuing your dream job.

Read up on our ten steps to help land your dream job.

Relationships and love

Assertive Mars ensures that your closest relationship is largely warm, passionate and fulfilling this year, but do watch out for serious jealousy or control issues in April and May. Either you or your partner may be using intimacy as a weapon, which is bound to cause trouble between you. Step back and think about what you are doing. Travelling together as a couple may help you to see one another more clearly, especially around the time of the Lunar Eclipse in July.

Family

There will be happy family news in August, which may relate to a birth or a pregnancy, or a wedding or engagement.

Home and Property

If your family is growing, you may decide to move house too, but avoid dealing with real estate in September as there are too many deceptive financial influences around at that time.

Learn more about how to decide when it's the right time to sell your property.

Health and Wellness

As well as educating yourself this year, you’ll also be challenging yourself spiritually. From May onwards, your spiritual path becomes much more important to you, and this is a good year for discovering new truths and for seeking out a new mentor. Taking good care of your body and health goes hand-in-hand with taking good care of your spiritual self, so do look into a holistic exercise and wellness regime. Exercise which is rhythmic, artistic, creative or weightless would suit you well this year – how about swimming, ballet or martial arts?

 

Cancer

June 21 - July 22

Relationships and love

The planetary line-up in 2018 is potentially quite challenging for your love life, Cancer. Turbulent cosmic activity could lead to power struggles between you and a definite clash of wills, particularly between April and September.

The Lunar Eclipse in July may mark a turning point in your relationship, however, and better energies are on the way for the springtime – it will help if you can learn to appreciate what you have, instead of always wanting to change your sweetheart into something he or she is not!

Family

Away from your love life, your role as a parent or adult child is likely to be relatively smooth and harmonious. If you are hoping to expand your family, March is a very fertile month. There’s a strong possibility you may welcome more pets into the family this year too, as your heart just keeps on expanding and the animal kingdom brings you so much pleasure.

Career and money

At work, it’s a fairly straightforward year ahead, with sideways moves being more likely than any dramatic ups or downs. Spend some time thinking about how you could do the same job but more ethically or more in line with your deeply-held principles. During March and April, curious Mercury is retrograde in your career zone, so you may feel things stagnating a little then – but watch out for an opportunity to travel for work which is likely to change your whole perspective.

Travel

Indeed, travel of any kind is a major theme this year. In May and August, travel is likely to inspire new passions, whether for a person, a corporation or a cause. Big life decisions may occur because of where you’ve been and what you’ve seen, so prepare to be bowled over!

Read our tips on how to live like a local while travelling.

Health and Wellness

Despite so much to look forward to this year, you are a worrier, and you may get very stressed during times when your relationship is struggling. Work off your nervous energy through an active but relatively solo sport such as cycling, running or hiking. Getting out into nature will soothe your soul, so gardening is also a possible pleasure, as is photography.

Here's a list of everything you need to know about your well-being based on your star sign.

 

Leo

July 23 - August 22

Family

They say home is where the heart is, and that’s certainly true for you in 2018, Leo! Family comes first throughout this year, and there are likely to be several reasons to celebrate – whether it’s a wedding, a birth or a graduation, take every opportunity to gather your loved ones together for a party! If you’re hoping to expand the family, January is a particularly fertile month.

Career and money

2018 is also an important year for your career. Expect to work very hard indeed, but willingly so. Every indication is that new and innovative opportunities are heading your way, whatever your profession. The Grand Trine in August is especially positive for you and suggests a completely new way of working, which will bring great success. If you’ve always wanted to launch your own business, this could be your moment! Do watch out, however, for a tendency to work just that little bit too much. All work and no play could wreak havoc on your closest relationship.

Take a look at our expert advice on how to help achieve that elusive work-life balance.

Relationships and love

Indeed, there are signs that your partner may be harbouring some resentment towards you this year. Something is smouldering under the surface, and the Lunar Eclipse in July may bring the situation to a crisis point. The key is to maintain communication. You have a warm and generous heart, so show your sweetheart that your intentions are good.

Travel

A romantic getaway will be helpful in winter or springtime but double-check any travel arrangements if you go in March or April, where distracting Mercury retrograde could cause confusion.

Health and Wellness

With so much focus on work this year, your health may take a backseat. Your robust constitution means that you’ll feel fine most of the time, but do take care to build your bone strength, particularly in June. Weight-bearing exercise like tennis, dance or high impact aerobics will help with this, as will calcium supplements and plenty of vitamin D. Your mental health matters too, so create some ‘me time’ in your busy schedule and try out some new hobbies. Anything involving animals will bring you a lot of joy; how about horse-riding or even pet-sitting?

 

Virgo

August 23 - September 22

Relationships and love

You can pick your friends, the saying goes, but you can’t pick your family. This year, family matters could be rather trying at times. Whether it’s elderly family members becoming demanding or younger ones needing a lot of support, you’ll have your work cut out to juggle competing needs. Don’t hesitate to seek support from siblings or professionals; you don’t have to do this all alone.

Watch out too for an in-law or distant relative trying to stir up trouble in your relationship. Fortunately, your love life is solid during 2018, and you’ll enjoy some very special moments with your sweetheart, particularly in May and August. It’s a good idea to explore your joint spirituality more this year, particularly in the spring and summer.

Travel

Itchy feet are a key factor in your year, and you’re likely to feel slightly dissatisfied across many areas of life, as idealistic Uranus arrives in your exploration zone. The best way to handle this is to travel – as much as possible, as far as possible! New sights and sounds will soothe your soul and keep you feeling young and vibrant.

Need some inspiration? Here are our picks of the best cruises for Australian foodies.

Home and Property

Your restlessness could translate into you wanting to move home, but the planetary line-up isn’t ideal for this. If you can, stay put and channel your energy and enthusiasm into remodelling or re-vamping your existing home.

Career and money

The pace of life speeds up from August onwards when a beautiful Grand Trine aspect helps you to do more of what you love. You’re finding out that money isn’t everything this year and that’s very important to remember. Learning a new practical skillset could lead to an increase in income, though – especially if a craft or hobby you used to consider just a past-time can be developed into something bigger, stronger and possibly more lucrative.

Health and wellness

A Lunar Eclipse in your health zone in July prompts you to re-evaluate your diet and lifestyle – pay attention to your spiritual health too. Headaches and vision problems could suggest a stronger link with the unseen world, although of course, you should always consult a health professional.

 

Libra

September 23 - October 22

Relationships and love

The romantic in you will be pleased to know that 2018 should be a special year for your love life, Libra. May, in particular, could bring a brand new – and very intense – relationship, or a completely fresh start in an existing love. Either way, it’s very exhilarating. The Lunar Eclipse in July is likewise quite startling, perhaps featuring a moment which changes everything for the better.

Family

Emotions are also intense in your family life this year. Home life is changing, in some ways beyond your control, and that’s difficult to face. Forgiveness is a key issue, especially around April. Keep smiling, keep adapting to changes and keep focusing on what is most important: the love you and your family share.

Home and Property

April is also a month which could be frustrating if you are trying to sell your home. Expect delays, confusion and misunderstandings, whether deliberate or accidental. Hang on in there; you may eventually realise that you’ve had a narrow escape.

If you're thinking of selling your home, the right real estate agent is worth their weight in gold. Here's how to choose the best agent for your property.

Career and money

Work is going well, but this isn’t a year of meteoric gains. With expenses increasing, you may feel the pinch. A good way to economise would be to stay at home this year instead of taking a vacation; you can still enjoy yourself by taking some time off. You may also find yourself having to spend a lot of money to support a loved one. Whatever the cause of your dwindling bank account, the key is to hold your head up high and to understand that there is more to life than money. You’ll get by.

Health and wellness

If you want to change your situation, look into cosmic ordering and manifestation. January, May, November and December are especially good times to try this. Your efforts here will also help to boost your morale and your spiritual and mental wellbeing, so it’s well worth doing. Meanwhile, you may also find that online work of some kind helps to create extra income. Maybe it’s time to start a blog, or to develop an app – an interesting hobby for sure!

 

Scorpio

October 23 - November 21

Health and wellness

This could be a tumultuous year for you in many ways, Scorpio – but you will grow immensely as a person during these challenges. Positive mental health will be key to your success, so do all you can this year to focus on your many blessings. A gratitude journal would help to keep your spirits up during the year’s trickier moments. Meditation will work wonders for your racing thoughts, and a gentle, rhythmic exercise such as tai chi will also do you a lot of good.

With so much going on this year, it’s not surprising that your confidence levels may hit rock bottom at times. You above all other signs, however, have tremendous reserves of inner strength and purpose. Go within when the pressure is on – dig deep and come out fighting. You’re in this to win.

Relationships and love

In May, unpredictable Uranus arrives in your love zone, leading to a series of potentially dramatic showdowns in May, August and September. Jealousy, infidelity, power struggles and infatuation may all become part of a rather toxic mix – added to which, the Lunar Eclipse in July suggests that family interference in a relationship may also cause trouble. It’s a lot to handle, but if you follow your gut instincts, you won’t go far wrong.

Career and money

Meanwhile, with trickster Mercury retrograde in your career zone over the winter, you may be tempted to take drastic, impulsive action at work. The urge to do something – anything – is very strong, and your stress levels could be through the roof at this point.

The good news is that the Grand Trine aspect in August will calm things down considerably, both in love and in your career. Try to open your mind at this point, and embrace advice, ideas and suggestions from other cultures. It’s a learning experience and even unconnected issues may suddenly become very relevant to your own circumstances.

Home and Property

August is also a good time to create a sanctuary at home, where you can escape from the daily stress. Focus on calming colour schemes and clear your clutter so that you can think more clearly.

Get some advice on creating a peaceful room in your home from our Interior Design expert, Shaynna Blaze.

 

Sagittarius

November 22 - December 21

Relationships and love

2018 is set to be a very busy year for you, Sagittarius, so good time-management should be high on your list of key skills to learn. If you’re in a relationship, be sure to make time for your lover; don’t allow your love life to become just another chore. Scheduling date nights is one good way of prioritising your relationship and ensuring that love doesn’t get overlooked in the rush.

If you’re single, maybe you think you don’t have time for dating. You could be right – but maybe you don’t have to. Signs suggest that the perfect person for you could be right under your nose. Watch a friendship turn to romance this winter!

Single and thinking about entering the dating scene? Here's our fool-proof guide to using dating apps.

Career and money

Financial pressures encourage you to work harder, longer and hopefully smarter, so this is set to be a progressive year in your career. From May onwards, flashes of genius give rise to some very quirky business or freelance ideas – go for it! Don’t discount your wilder notions, as there could be gold in there. The Grand Trine aspect in August provides the perfect energy for setting up a new business or side hustle.

Family

Family matters will need careful and tactful handling this year – not always your strong point! If an older relative needs care, watch out for guilt in February, or resentment if you are being left to cope alone. Insist on getting the help and support you need.

The stress of this situation, plus your lack of time to simply be, could lead to something of a spiritual crisis between March and July; if you are religious, seek counsel and advice from your mentor. If you’re a seeker, explore different paths with an open mind and don’t expect anyone to have all the answers.

Travel

Squeezing in a vacation of some kind will be essential to your mental health, but don’t pack it with activities – give yourself some time to breathe and simply relax.

Health and wellness

Finding time to exercise is another tricky matter. Add your workout schedule to your calendar and treat it like you would any other appointment. No excuses!

 

Capricorn

December 22 - January 19

Relationships and love

Love and romance are key themes for 2018 where you’re concerned, Capricorn, so you can look forward to many magical moments over the next twelve months! Rebellious Uranus arrives in your passion zone in May, heating up the temperature no end, and providing plenty of opportunity for sensual, exotic encounters – whether within an existing relationship or as a fresh start with someone new.

A beautiful Grand Trine in August also speaks of a wonderful link between love, travel and your own self-confidence – if you’re single, meeting someone special while on vacation certainly can’t be ruled out! The only note of caution for your love life comes at the end of the year. With superficial Mercury retrograde affecting you during that period, take care to be completely open and honest with your sweetheart.

Career and money

In your career, however, things are looking a little less confident. You have some fantastic ideas, but for much of the year, you will feel too cautious to move forward with your plans. At some point, you will have to take a leap of faith – or face stagnation. The Lunar Eclipse in July will be helpful in bringing this matter to the fore, perhaps forcing a decision which you would otherwise have been too reluctant to make. You shouldn’t worry though – it’s all good.

If you're looking for a step up in your career, here are five surefire ways to get a promotion.

Family

Look forward to a family-related surprise in March, with a big announcement from a loved one coming out of the blue and leading to celebrations.

Home and Property

If you’re hoping to sell your home, March and April are months to avoid. Later in the year, you’ll get best results with a creative approach to presenting your home.

Health and wellness

Your overall health should be good this year, but work-related stress could lead to some anxiety issues. There’s also a lack of trust, both in your colleagues and in yourself. Talking therapies will help you feel stronger in yourself. Expanding your social network would also help – look into a new creative hobby which you can enjoy in a group. That will keep your hands busy, your mind engaged, and your soul in like-minded company.

 

Aquarius

January 20 - February 18

Family

2018 looks set to be a transformational year for your family situation, Aquarius; during these twelve months your family life may come under some uncomfortable scrutiny, particularly from people who disapprove of your lifestyle, but everything indicates that you will be able to exert your own independence and freedom and find ways to live how you and your loved ones choose.

The beautiful Grand Trine aspect in August will be instrumental in this transformation. These energies may bring a change of residence, for example, or a sudden decision which has very positive repercussions for your family life. Difficult kids become easier to manage; difficult elders, likewise. You will finally have a chance to feel settled and at ease in this area of life, perhaps for the first time in years.

Relationships and love

In your closest relationship, the positive family changes bring you closer together than ever but do watch out for your own selfish streak. Communicate a bit more with your lover – and ask what he or she wants. Your vacation plans are a case in point. Don’t just assume that you know where to go and what to do!

Clinical social worker Debbi Carberry offers her insights to help deal with conflict in a relationship.

Career and money

At work, the same restlessness and desire to live life on your own terms are at play. Although work goes well this year, you may spend the first few months of 2018 questioning what you do and why you do it, looking for some more meaningful way to earn a living. Here too the planets are working in your favour, but you’ll have to wait until the end of the year before that opportunity truly reveals itself.

Health and wellness

It’s essential for your mental health that you find some release for all that adrenaline this year. Skydiving or extreme sports will fit the bill nicely! Between April and September, it’s also important for you to feel that you’re making a difference. Join a club or group working towards an important cause, and make your voice heard.

 

Pisces

February 19 - March 20

Health and wellness

What a spiritual journey is unfolding for you, Pisces! Your connection with the divine touches all areas of your life during 2018, from love to work, travel and health. You have an inherent understanding of the cosmos which will help you to make the most of these energies throughout the year.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself questioning faith, trust, hope and other big issues. The Lunar Eclipse in July may even lead to a spiritual crisis of some kind, but you will get through this as you get through everything – by expressing your emotions and following your heart.

Relationships and love

In your love life, July and August are perfect months for finding romance from within your closest circle of friends. The August Grand Trine suggests a major shift in your love life, so in an existing relationship you’re likely to start exploring your karmic links together and your previous soul experiences.

Travel

At some point between March and July, try to travel to somewhere meaningful – make it a mini-pilgrimage of some kind. Whether your destination is somewhere important to your faith, somewhere mystical or simply somewhere from your childhood memories, this will be an important and memorable journey. Decisions and choices made while you are away will become guiding lights for your onward journey.

When it comes to a family vacation, choose something eco-friendly – camping may be a good place to start!

Get some travel inspiration from our experts.

Career and money

It’s all change on the work front, again connected to your search for meaning. Don’t be afraid to explore a potential new career in health, spirituality or wellness, particularly from winter onwards. Think outside the box to find ways in which you can earn money while staying true to your beliefs.

Family

Family life is calm and settled this year, and your loved ones are a solid source of support. You might enjoy researching your family tree or creating memory boxes, albums and time capsules. Get the whole family involved with discovering your roots, and with creating something to leave behind for future generations to enjoy.

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