The New Year is approaching and that means there’s plenty in store for us, both good and bad. However, why not focus on the positive, right? There are quite a few exciting 2018 predictions for each sign, and with the help of astrologers, we can learn what’s to be expected and get revved up for some momentous, awesome changes. In the realms of love and romance, career, wealth and success, there’s a ton to look forward to, making 2018 perhaps your best year yet.
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on feeling happy and full of vibrancy in their lives. And, when there are some pretty amazing predictions for you based on the stars, it’s hard not to let yourself embrace all that the new year has to offer and feel hopeful for what good things are to come. So, be sure to look at this list to see what’s in the cards for you, as well as those whom you love. Share your powerful, positive forecast with others and see in what ways you can go all in to make those predictions a reality. Here are a few different things that will happen in your life, according to an Astrologer.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
“Given that he is the philosopher and teacher of the zodiac, Jupiter in Scorpio will give an in-depth understanding of your intimate unions and exchanges this year,” astrologer Valerie Mesa tells Bustle. Meaning, you’ll be making some new personal connections and tightening established bonds.
You’ll also find “fame, career and destiny in the world” until 2020, says Mesa. Sounds pretty lucky, right, Aries? Mesa suggests that a salary increase or promotion might be in store, or some newfound recognition at your job, where you’ve really impressed your boss.
And, your love life will be hot, too. “With Jupiter and Mars in your house of intimacy, your sex drive will be poppin’, but be careful who you share your energy with,” says Mesa. “It’s wise to be more cautious about whom you meet and get close to, as there can be consequences if you get too frisky with the wrong people.” So, you might meet some flames, just be sure who you get too close to before diving in.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus, get ready for an active love life this year. “[T]he next 13 months will teach you a thing or two about relationships. Single bulls: It’s your turn to find love(rs),” says Mesa.
And, you might make some inner changes in how you see yourself. “You’re definitely living on the edge these days.” This year you’ll take more chances, Taurus, and get out of your comfort zone a little. Maybe you want to try a new adventure or be more open minded to different activities.
Plus, work and soul-searching will be promising, too. “This past year you underwent deep struggles, that in turn pushed you to transform,” says Mesa. “Now it’s time to expand your horizons and let your soul take you on a journey. Good things come to those who wait.” Perhaps you changed relationships, or switched jobs; whatever challenged you, you made it through. This year you definitely pushed yourself but in 2018 you will reap the benefits from all your hard work.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
It’s time for some career evaluation, Gemini. “[There will be] luck and expansion to your area of work and responsibility,” says Mesa. “In other words, this transit will bring a new philosophy to your day-to-day affairs. What makes you happy? How will you bring that to life? Jupiter in Scorpio is about to change that for you.” Take a moment to think of what it is you want from your work life, and start pursuing that in 2018. Will a new relationship make you happier? Or, perhaps you’ll want to switch careers to follow a different passion, says Mesa.
While this year felt like a trial-and-error period with relationships, 2018 will bring a deeper connection. “The past three years taught you about balance, compromise and relationships,” says Mesa. “Now that you learned the ins and outs of relationships, the cosmos can move forward with teaching you a thing or two about emotional connection.” So, your next emotional relationship — whether it be romantic or friendship —will bring more depth and understanding, to help you both grow.
But this renewed emotional connection will extend to all of your relationships. “It’s time you reevaluate your emotional connections,” says Mesa. “Pay attention to the way you treat others and how they’re treating you. And remember: communication is key. Be mindful of your time and don’t commit to too many things at once.”
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
In 2018, you’ll let your creative side flourish more than in the past, Cancer. Lucky Jupiter is giving you passion and creativity. “The next 13 months will deepen your relationship with your desires and overall self expression. Say goodbye to your crab shell! It’s time to take the stage,” says Mesa.
And that renewed sense of creativity will mean a boost in confidence. What would normally scare you is no longer an intimidation. “The spotlight is on you and fame could arrive when least expected,” says Mesa. “This is a lovely transit for those in the art world. You’re not afraid of taking risks and you have the energy to create your best work yet.” So, tackle a new project and see where it leads you!
As for your love life, it’s time for the commitment you’ve been wanting. “The past three years have taught you a thing or two about responsibility and now it’s time to dissect your relationships. Respect is a must and boundaries are necessary. Love will be overflowing with [happiness and] goodness, making you extra affectionate. This is the time for single crabs to find love.” While you find a solid partnership, make sure all your evaluating from this year leads to finding a significant other that meets your needs.
Plus, your career will welcome change and excitement. “Revolutionary Uranus has been hanging out in your career sector, bringing you abrupt change and unexpected surprises, too,” Mesa says. Maybe you’ll landed a new job? Or, you receive a promotion? The sky’s the limit, here.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
In 2018, you will be going back to the basics to find a sense of healing, Leo. “This year, Jupiter will highlight your area of foundation and nurture,” says Mesa. “[You will have] a deeper understanding of your roots. What makes you feel at home? How can you heal from the inside out?” Of course, no need to literally fly home, but figure out what brings you that sense of comfort in your life. Is it a warm cozy nights in? A snuggly pair of socks and tea at night before bed? Figure out which rituals fit in your life.
And, you’ll also better your health. “Now that you’ve learned how to come into your creative power, Saturn wants to teach you a thing or two about living a healthier and more productive lifestyle.” Consider 2018 the year of self-care, and make health your priority.
“You are focusing more on emotional bonds,” says Mesa. Is there something you need to work on with others? Mesa also says that renewed energy in your relationship sector will mean commitment in partnerships. Take time to see where improvements should be made to tighten that connection: perhaps there’s an argument or lingering dispute that needs to be resolved.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
“It’s time to work on communication, Virgo,” says Mesa. “This will teach you the power of your words and their influence.” If you’re thinking of learning another language, or even going back to school, Mesa says now is the time.
Prepare to start feeling yourself in 2018, and have others start to notice. “You finally feel comfortable in your skin and it’s time to let that confidence shine through,” says Mesa.
What will that newfound confidence ultimately mean? “Love will definitely play a big role in your life this year,” says Mesa. “It’s time to take a step back and truly analyze how you’re expressing your romantic feelings.” With a renewed sense of confidence, your love for yourself will attract love from others.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your bank account is about to grow in a big way, Libra. “[You will have] 13 months of abundance to your house of finances and self worth,” says Mesa. “Is there a promotion in the works? Are you starting a new job with an increase in pay?” Though money is surely coming your way, Mesa warns not to over-indulge in spending, no matter how tempting it may be.
And, you might be ready to settle down, romantically. Due to celestial changes, you will start to seek commitment, and perhaps want to start a family, Mesa says. You’ve been wanting stability in your relationships, and 2018 will offer that to you.
“It’s been a long journey for you and your relationships. With the help of Uranus, you’ve gone through a complete change of heart in terms of what you look for in others,” says Mesa. Look outside love, too, and see how your other relationships are doing, with yourself and with others, to see how best to strengthen those bonds and determine what expectations you might have. Those hopes could be limiting you in some way, thus far, so pay attention to how it’s affecting relationships moving forward.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This is your year, Scorpio. Any goals that you’ve had, things that you’ve wanted to accomplish, people you wanted to meet, now is the time. “Jupiter, planet of abundance and the largest in the solar system, is spending the next 13 months on your side,” says Mesa. “In other words, the time is now. Dreams? Bucket list? Oh, the possibilities.”
You don’t want to let this energy go to waste. “Some parts of [this year] will feel incredibly easy and others might be a little challenging,” says Mesa. All good things you seek to accomplish will come with some bumps, Mesa says, but know the stars are on your side, and you will be successful.
“Saturn is also hard at work for you in terms of communication and thought process this year, pushing you to restructure and develop your overall communication skills”, Mesa says. It might be time to evaluate how you come across, and how people have been perceiving you.
As for your love life, it’s time for a bit of experimentation. “What you wanted [in relationships] then isn’t what you want now, and you might surprise yourself with the things you start to crave.” Have some fun, meet new people, and explore some casual hookups if that’s what you’re feeling, Scorpio.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re keeping up with your active social life as always, Sag, and maybe making new friends. “You’re the social butterfly of the zodiac, and with Jupiter in your house of friendships and group circles this past year, you probably started a new squad and/or grew apart from a certain group of friends,” says Mesa.
And, you’ll also dig deeper into your soul and ask yourself some questions. What might you want to accomplish long-term? What path do you need career-wise to get there, and is that what you really want or what you had used to want? How are you feeling romantically? How have you messed up romantic relationships in the past? Have you not been ready to commit? With some serious reflection, you will be able to move on from the problems of your past.
The good news, you might be ready to commit, after all. “You will discover new ways to open up emotionally and release your sexual inhibitions this year,” Mesa says.
Bonus: it’s time to evaluate your worth. “Now that you’ve learned maturity and character, Saturn moved on to your second house of income and self esteem. This transit will bring you financial wisdom and remind you of your values, too,” Mesa says. Not only will you want to be responsible with money, you will want to realize your own self-worth, and stay firm in your values.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You’re the workaholic of the zodiac, and the past year has revolved around your career and destiny in the world, giving you the opportunity to do what you love most. “[You’re about to experience] 13 months [of] expanding your social networks, bringing opportunities to collaborate with those who have similar hopes and dreams,” says Mesa. “This [will] continue bringing you abundance via your house of social circles, and help you connect with those who seek a similar truth.” Networking is the name of the game in 2018, and with all those new connections you will be able to progress through your career.
This year will also bring you face-to-face with the issues that have been keeping you from having successful physical relationships. “January’s lunar eclipse in your house of sex will push you to work on your issues with intimacy,” says Mesa. What’s been preventing you from getting that physical connection and diving deeper into that next step?
And, beyond the physical aspect, you’ll also notice some positive sparks regarding romance and love. “Unconventional Uranus also makes a pit stop in your house of love this year. Between now and 2020, Saturn will revamp your entire foundation, teaching you maturity and character.” This lesson in how to open up will be the key to lasting romantic partnerships.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
It may be time to confront some underlying relationship issues in the new year, Aquarius. “Have you been fully committed in your relationship? Are you ready to move on? This energy will highlight relationship issues that haven’t been fixed,” says Mesa.
But, work is going to thrive. Maybe you’ll get a promotion or tackle a new project that can open the doors to other opportunities. Or, if you’re an entrepreneur, maybe you finally make your big entry into the competition. And, perhaps you realized you’re unsatisfied, and you need a change. “Does your career make you happy? Are you in the midst of deciding what you want to do with your career,” says Mesa. If you’re undecided about how to move forward, fear not! The stars will guide you toward the right job path for you.
And, you’ll re-evaluate friendships. “The last three years really taught you the meaning of friendship, and Saturn showed you who your true friends are,” says Mesa. “Between now and 2020, [there will be] healing and closure.” You may still be feeling the wounds of toxic friendships you’ve just ended, but in 2018 you will begin to move on knowing the friendships that remain are true ones.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Time for some positive relationships. “Look how far you’ve come since 2014! After three long years of restructuring your career path and destiny in the world, Saturn enters your social sector,” says Mesa. Meaning, you can now take a little break from search for career success (you’re there!) and focus on building a closer network. Go out, explore, and indulge a bit with friends and family.
Plus, you’ll have some new experiences that might change you. “[You will be encouraged] to travel, write and possibly even learn something new,” says Mesa. “What fulfills your soul? What gives you life?” Take a moment to think about what will invigorate you, and go for it. Now is the time.
And, your love life is looking up. “You will likely be feeling more affectionate and open to the idea of romance,” says Mesa. Act on it, because you never know what might happen.
While some predictions differ based on career, love, and friendships, as well as personal growth and self-worth evaluation, it’s safe to say that there’s tons of promise and positivity to look forward to in the new year for every sign. The stars must really have our backs this coming year.