Spoiler alert: 2018 is going to be major. ✨☄️
We’re not sure about you, but as far as we are concerned self-care and new-age spirituality go hand in hand. Equal parts ritual, positive affirmation, and introspective reflection, activities like yoga, meditation, horoscope readings and manifestation practices help nurture your mind, body and spirit. And, whether or not you believe in things like astrology and tarot readings, we feel that when you use these practices as prompts for reflection and self-discovery you open yourself to healing and growth. Plus, it’s just really fun.
As we dip our toes into the refreshing newness that is 2018, we’re looking forward to embracing the practice of self-care this year and we hope that you will join us. Here’s to new opportunities, new lessons and new adventures!
An Overview: No one will enjoy a bigger start to the year than you, Aries. While it might feel overwhelming, be reassured knowing that there is no zodiac more prepared for epic planetary activity than fiery and energetic Arians. With Saturn coasting into your career zone as early as January, you’ll begin to feel the ebb and flow of change and may begin to grow restless with your current career. If you’re willing to bend to the pull of Saturn and explore new horizons, make sure you are firm in perusing only what will bring joy to you. If change has been on your mind, consider this the sign you’ve been waiting for.
A Date To Remember: Come May, you should start to feel things steadying out and settling into a comfortable balance. On May 13, you will, for what might feel like the first time all year, finally feel the fruit of your labour and will be gifted with the first real break you’ve experienced all year. Take a break from the fast lane to invest in your personal relationships.
Your 2018 Affirmation: Strength and resolve comes from within.
An Overview: My dear Taurus, you are in for a huge year! Thanks to a series of eclipses throughout 2018, your year will be defined by reinventions, self-discovery and a game-changing desire to better understand yourself. Eclipses are an opportunity for new beginnings and are the planets way of guiding you through change. Don’t expect this to be easy, though. Despite celestial guidance (special shout out to Venus), being so unstable for so long will be exhausting both for you and those close to you. Keep a level head as you explore avenues outside of your comfort zone, and enjoy the opportunity to begin again and (and again and again).
A Date To Remember: If you are feeling seriously loved-up, August 3 will bring you the perfect opportunity to take things to the next level, whether it’s the ringing of wedding bells or keys to your lover’s apartment. If you are single you will meet someone who you’ll want to spend every minute with. And thanks to Venus, they’ll reciprocate your romantic interest…
Your 2018 Affirmation: I am immersed in the adventure of self-discovery.
An Overview: Gemini, the sign of the twins, is renowned for being that little bit more; double the hard work, double the mischievous, and double the energy. With ruling planet, Mercury, retrograding like a wildfire this year it’s expected that already restless Geminis will fishtail out of control. Combined with the influence of Neptune (which oversees creative, spiritual and emotional fulfilment) you may find yourself succeeding in anything you put your mind to, whether professionally, socially or creatively. Those close to you will see you lighting up brighter than ever before and you think that you can do no wrong. However, as much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I do need to inform you that the good times won’t last… Your Midas-touch is limited, so make the most of every opportunity this year.
A Date To Remember: In early May you’ll be approached with an opportunity that will massively impact how the remainder of your year unfolds. Your success will guarantee new status and wealth, but your failure will leave you exhausted and riddled with self-doubt. Before deciding what you will do with this opportunity make sure you consider the pros and cons.
Your 2018 Affirmation: When I embrace challenges with open arms I am rewarded with a new understanding of myself.
An Overview: As a child of the Moon (your ruling planet FYI) you are deeply in touch with the emotions and auras of those around you and are defined by your nurturing, compassionate and romantic nature. 2018 will see you being called to bigger challenges and more exciting opportunities, and you will feel the pull to take charge of your life like never before. Whether it’s saying goodbye to a toxic relationship, bravely discovering a new career, or laying the groundwork for that dream you’ve been sitting on, you will find yourself ready to spread your wings. While you may at first feel overwhelmed by any changes, you can rest easy knowing that Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, has your back. As a result of the kindness you emanate into the universe, you will flourish this year.
A Date To Remember: Unbeknownst to you, someone in your inner circle wants to celebrate your grace. Keep an eye out in early November for a party in your honour.
Your 2018 Affirmation: I am ready to discover what lies beyond new horizons.
An Overview: Okay Leo, you have asked and you have waited and you have been eternally patient, but the planets have heard you. Love is on its way. After a few years of change and growth, a duo of megawatt eclipses in your partnership zone (one at the end of summer and another in July) are prepping you for a love life set alight. Embrace the drive to lay some groundwork, preparing you for the excitement, thrill and passion that new love brings. While your generous and giving heart overflows for others, take time in February to savour the sensation of receiving, for it is only through embracing the balance of give and take that you can open yourself to the changes winter’s eclipse will bring. Oh, and p.s, love goddess Venus will be retrograding in your emotions zone from early October to mid-November… Perhaps this could be a chance to foster a budding romance?
A Date To Remember: From June 26, you will feel the strain of Mars retrograde in Aquarius, but balance will return in late August.
Your 2018 Affirmation: I must be open to the universe, for I can only receive that which I manifest.
An Overview: This year you will learn a vital skill: the ability to cultivate patience. As a Virgo your mutable nature means you are all about adapting, growing, and unpredictably evolving. As a child, you may have been erratic and unpredictable, but you have matured and refined these characteristics over the years. Take time this year to prioritise personal admin. A Venus retrograde through your zone of stability in spring should inspire you to assess your career and personal relationships and determine how you will move forward. In saying that, 2018 is not the year for big changes and rash decisions. Rather, lay a solid foundation so that when an opportunity presents itself to you (hopefully when lucky Jupiter crosses your path in November) you are more than prepared for the transition.
A Date To Remember: With Jupiter entering your atmosphere in mid-November you will begin a 13-month journey of changes.
Your 2018 Affirmation: There is magic in the mundane that allows me to embrace my full power.
An Overview: After what has felt like a veritable drought of inspiration, an Aquarius solar eclipse on February 15 will have you overflowing with enough creative juice to fuel you through to the end of the year. And, with lucky Jupiter and mystic Neptune aligning from late May to early August in your career zone, there’s no better time to kick start that project you’ve had on the back burner for months. You might feel a bit out of whack this winter as Mars retrogrades through your chart, but embrace the challenge of tackling the tough issues you’ve kept hidden for so long. Whether it’s repairing a burned bridge or apologising to a lover you have hurt, reconnecting with a friend will help offset the impacts of this movement.
A Date To Remember: A wave of forgiveness will wash over you on July 20. Now is the time to mend a broken relationship and seek reconciliation.
Your 2018 Affirmation: There’s no such thing as failure. There are only learning experiences.
An Overview: While 2017 was a year for love and loss, 2018 will be a transformative year for you, defined by power, regeneration, and luck. Can we get a “hell yeah!”? In an astrological configuration that occurs only once every 12 years, Jupiter will move through your chart bringing its unique gifts of luck, wisdom and growth – and, luckily for you, Jupiter will be setting up house in your chart all year long. As Venus, the goddess of love and romance, retrogrades for three weeks in October you’ll find your personal relationships challenging and tiring. Remain steadfast though, as come November you will be ready to settle into domestic bliss with someone very special.
A Date To Remember: As Neptune in Pisces interacts with your zone of romance and creativity on August 11, you’ll have the opportunity get up close and personal with the passions that fulfil you.
Your 2018 Affirmation: Good fortune is wasted without the bravery to be bold.
An Overview: On one hand, this year will demand you work really, really hard. On the other hand, you’ll be well rewarded when November finally rolls around. A Leo lunar eclipse on January 31 will set you up for a big development in your professional life – whether it’s a big project at work or even a complete career change. Keep an eye out for new connections and potential opportunities in July, as a Cancer solar eclipse might just put you in the company of powerful people… Finally, everything will come to fruition in August after a few trials and tribulations (courtesy of a Mars retrograde in winter), and November will see you celebrating massive changes and the fruits of your labour. This is your year, my centaurian friend.
A Date To Remember: You might have to wait a while, but when November 9 rolls around you better be ready. Jupiter, your ruling planet, will set up shop in your sign for the next 13 months bringing you VIP connections, unmissable experiences and dozens of opportunities to celebrate.
Your 2018 Affirmation: When I look challenges in the eye, I achieve things others think impossible.
An Overview: With your natural ruler, Saturn, taking the reigns this year there’s no reason for you not to succeed! You’ll find yourself feeling more motivated than ever before to step up to the plate and deliver impeccable results in your career. With Saturn in your sign for the next two-and-a-half years, you better believe that you’re in this for the long haul. A Leo lunar eclipse on January 31 will see you celebrating a personal achievement, but it’s when Jupiter and Neptune align in May that you’ll see your professional plan really begin to flourish. While this unique alignment will put you in the driver’s seat of a particularly exciting project at work, you’ll want to pay careful attention to how a Mars retrograde this winter affects some of your personal relationships. You might be tempted by old flames, but hang tight until spring when a Venus retrograde refreshes your love life in new and unexpected ways.
A Date To Remember: While the Mars retrograde might test your patience you’ll be out of the woods by August 27.
Your 2018 Affirmation: When I trust my instinct, I become the ruler of my destiny.
An Overview: A solar eclipse in mid-February will have you finally falling in stride after what has felt like months of upheaval. You will be so inspired and energised that those around you won’t be able to help but notice your grace and competence. With a lunar eclipse gracing your sign in early August, you’ll find your newfound confidence tested under the scrutiny and attention of someone close to you. Don’t lose face though, as this lunar eclipse also signifies tension in your love life that you can only traverse when you embrace vulnerability. Throughout the year your planetary ruler, Uranus, will awaken your zone of emotional security and slowly reveal to you a new depth of emotion that, as a guarded Aquarian, you have thus far been too shy to explore.
A Date To Remember: On August 27 the Mars retrograde which has been working you to the bone will finally pass. Celebrate with dinner with your love.
Your 2018 Affirmation: Only by uprooting what no longer grows can I free my garden for new fruit.
An Overview: You are such a daydream believer dear Pisces, but 2018 might be a bit of a reality check for you… Sorry. While an Aquarius solar eclipse on February 15 will indulge some of your more creative and fulfilling pastimes, it’s a Mars retrograde which will coast through July and August that will leave you feeling a little flat and uninspired. When this finally passes, you’ll start to feel your energy and lust for life returning in September, culminating with romantic fireworks and mental clarity in October. Embrace this period of bliss. When Jupiter enters his natural sign of Sagittarius in November, after a year packed with karmic lessons and personal growth, you’ll be blessed with a much-needed respite.
A Date To Remember: In the midst of Mars retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio will align with your ruling planet, Neptune, for a day of unbridled creativity and productivity. Mark August 19 in your calendar.
Your 2018 Affirmation: I am as graceful as I am courageous, and I take everything in my stride.
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