ASTRO: 2018 GUIDE TO THRIVE
Our Inside/Out resident astrologer Rebecca Gordon takes us on a 2018 tour of the Zodiac, sign by sign and theme by theme.
Join us to dance in alignment with cosmic energy.
Trust: New business collaborations and developing friendships in February that will open doors for your year to come. August's eclipse opens the doors to true love. Tap into a new resource of playful creativity as life will not be as trying as those past 5 years!
Release: A lunar eclipse in January asks you to release your old "love story" so you can trust again as this year is full of romantic surprises. Release those old alliances that bring you down versus build you up. It’s the year to align with your soul community.
Work: Your career will demand greater responsibility than ever this year meaning there will be some key structural decisions to make about your future. Saturn asks you to build a strong foundation that may last you for another 14 years or more. Focus on the creating the structures that will support your biggest career goals. This may mean creating a new business plan and hiring a supportive team.
Luck: Investments, grants, loans, angel investors, mortgages.
Trust: The eclipse of Feb. 15 will invite you to take a giant leap up (not a lateral move) in your career path. It will first be essential to carve out time to imagine, hold the vision and then begin to act in alignment with it. These developments will unfold throughout the entire year so time to take a bigger risk. The 2nd half of the year will draw more attention to the foundations of your life so that your home, real estate, and family life can catch up with all of the upwards motion of your business.
Release: Any limiting beliefs and glass ceilings (inherited and created) around success in your career ie: there’s never enough time, it’s always hard work, I don’t have the resources to expand. Let go and play in the eclipse magic.
Work: You may need to seriously focus to learn new skills that will be essential in going from where you are to the vision.
Luck: Partnerships in love and business will be stellar this year so take the time to develop these with absolute attention and care so to create a lasting foundation.
Trust: International travel opportunities, global conferences, teaching platforms. Branch out with your communications and how you share your message with the world in broadcasting, publishing, and production. February, July and August will shine brightly on these fronts!
Release: Unproductive patterns of communicating with your colleagues, family and friends. This is a year to explore how your words can be used in more meaningful ways.
Work: With Saturn in a hidden area of your chart, it will be a year to explore your own subconscious mind and untie any knots. Meditation and therapies will be most rewarding.
Luck: Jupiter in your health and body sector of the chart will be your best ally in making great health the centerpiece of your life. This may mean getting a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and overall creating a more enjoyable daily routine.
Trust: That funding for a big project will finally come through with the February and August eclipse cycle. The support you need is near, however you may need to give it a nudge and explore possibilities. A new steady source of income in August seems to emerge from this, however take your time in negotiations to create a plan you are 100% thrilled about.
Release: Make room for growth this year and release a previous source of income that is no longer in alignment with you. Something much more exciting is waiting in the wings and you will need to trust this path.
Work: Partnerships will demand a serious level of commitment and if that cannot be attained, it is possible that the weaker partnerships will break down. In both business and love, commitment and work will be the key to success.
Luck: Your creativity will be on fire this year with Jupiter lighting up the playful areas of your chart. Make time to create, play and imagine. Make time for love, romance and note that fertility will also be high.
Trust: An eclipse in February will open the doors for you to enter a divine union in partnership. This may well be with someone from another culture or country though, the differences will be helpful. This can apply to both business and love. It’s your ‘rebirth’ year with a solar eclipse in Leo in August so an important year to remember who you are and tap into greater freedom.
Release: The old re-occurring romances and partnerships that keep you tied back in the past. Let go of the old sense of self associated with these stories – it will be easier than ever.
Work: Having a strong discipline will be essential this year in order to reach your goals. With task-master Saturn in your health sector, a solid morning routine and disciplined health program will take you to great heights of efficiency and productivity.
Luck: Love your home this year! It’s a stellar year to move into a new pad with streaming light, high ceilings and big windows. Alternately, you may also mend any familial relations this year as lucky Jupiter shines up from the foundations of your chart.
Trust: Invest energy in your team and employees this year as a new routine seems to be developing for a new you. Spiritual practices will call you and this new discipline will help to create the spaciousness you crave.
Release: Old health habits and thought patterns that are in the way of you shining even brighter.
Work: You will need to apply a new degree of structure to your creativity to manifest this year. Also there will be ‘work’ to do in the love department – perhaps teasing out all of the stories that kept you away from a richer romance.
Luck: Meeting new people who will help you, networking, learning a new skill or craft.
Trust: The beginning of new love or perhaps a deepening to your present love connection in February and throughout the year. This could mean the birth or a child. Also it could be that you are at last ready to give birth to the project that has been in works for so long. Lean in to your creativity this year.
Release: Past relations and communities that are not in alignment with who you are. An eclipse on January 31 will clarify this.
Work: With Saturn situated at the base of your chart, this will be a year to heal any family stories and put the work in to helping any family members who may need it. You will also need to draw lines of delineation here so there is no confusion.
Luck: Your confidence will be building this year with the help of expansive Jupiter and your income should be as well. This will be the year to ask for how much you actually deserve. Your life experience counts for a lot and you have certainly been through deep lessons 2010 – 2017.
Trust: New developments on the home front and this can mean working from home, buying or selling one or other ways to earn money from your abode. In August an Eclipse will highlight a stellar professional opportunity that can change your course of creation.
Release: Recognition without meaning. Release the work that does not give your life meaning as a Lunar Eclipse on January 31, brings the spotlight on you. Here you can decide which line of work you may like to move forward with and be clear on what you will release to live a more purposeful life.
Work: This is a great year for study or perhaps the concentration needed to write a book. Saturn can endow you with great discipline this year, though it will be essential to also get sunlight and exercise for a healthy mind.
Luck: The force will be with you. Every 12 years, lucky Jupiter enters Scorpio and this is your lucky year. That means you will have the padding to take bigger risks, travel, learn, and expand your world in more ways than one. However, you will need to exercise discernment as you step into this year of grand opportunity.
Trust: Your seed idea. Your ability to write and bring information together in a beautiful and concise way. Trust your ability to teach and learn and bring your voice to a larger audience.
Release: Take old ideas off the shelf to create space for something fresh, new and exciting.
Work: This will be a year to get serious about your income and savings. With serious Saturn spending time in your 2nd house, it’s a perfect year to get a financial advisor and begin to make safe long term investments.
Luck: Develop your intuition this year as Jupiter will inhabit your sector of spirit, bringing a sense of peace and spaciousness to your life. To fully embrace this transit, begin a deeper mediation practice this year and listen to your inner voice more.
Trust: This February, a solar eclipse will light up your sector of income, setting up a new road for you to build upon. Focus on what gives you a sense of worth and passion. It looks like there is a great deal of community involvement in this new project.
Release: The lunar eclipse of January 31 will shine a light on the hidden areas of your chart – uncovering secrets. This will be your year to delve deeper within yourself and let go of any toxic involvements with others.
Work: Every 29 years Saturn comes back to home base in Capricorn and this is what is called a true ‘Saturn Return’ year. During these next 2 years, each decision will have gravitas to it as you are now setting the foundations for another Saturn cycle. Do not rush into anything, though instead put great time and care into laying down these foundations well. These decisions may be around marriage, children, home, and career path and you will be committed to them for quite some time.
Luck: True friendships will be center stage this year so make time to share with those you truly love. Dear friends will support you through all times and your circle may widen to encompass new friends as well.
Trust: Explore a new form of self-expression as the year kicks off with a bright solar eclipse in Aquarius this year. In August a solar eclipse in Leo will highlight an important relationship for you – this could be marriage or a lasting business agreement.
Release: Relationships that are holding space in your life, though no longer meaningful. Release the roles you played in these to create room for healthy partnerships this year.
Work: Saturn will occupy a hidden sector of your chart urging you to make this a year of personal growth and evolution.
Luck: Your luck will be in attracting top notch professional opportunities. With Jupiter present here, you will certainly be able to grow professionally. However, the challenge will be discernment as opportunities will be in no shortage. First consider, what do you value most and then make that the centerpiece of your Jupiter year.
Trust: Your path in spiritual development. Also maintaining a strong health routine will be the key to your success this year.
Release: The Lunar Eclipse of on January 31 marks a time of endings for you in the area of health and routines. Call it an official break-up with a long-time habit. You will be so glad you did.
Work: Saturn’s position in your friendship sector will mean deep trust and connection, perhaps with an older friend or mentor. The theme will be quality time versus quantity.
Luck: Foreign shores will light up for you this year and this may be for business as well as pleasure. Think global in regards to your new venture. Focus on media, broadcasting, and publishing as you already have lucky Jupiter leading the way there.
Rebecca Gordon is a celebrated astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author of Your Body and the Stars, and a regular on the Dr. Oz Show where she features the intersection between health and astrology. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, and she merges the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.