MINERVA LOOKS AHEAD 2018
As Baby 2018 shakes his rattle, Uranus turns direct in fiery Aries, awakening the slumbering rebel in all of us. The Sun aligns with Saturn in ambitious Capricorn-yes you CAN get those resolutions written and even kept! On a long term note, Jupiter-Mr. Lucky, the great expander-remains in determined Scorpio through most of the year, a positive placement. For a time mighty Mars shares space with him. Look out world!
Mercury goes direct now in Sagittarius, assuring a lively roommate for Venus. Male-female stereotypes, Mars and Venus, both retrograde much of this year, suggest that transgender issues such as sexual reassignments will receive even more of spotlight attention.
ARIES (March 20-April 18)
Jupiter settles into your hormone house for most of the year. You won't want to deny yourself anything. Oh! The possibilities! In other news: An inheritance could be yours this year and/or a bonus. Joint funds are highlighted. Loans look promising; refinance possible. Make a decision about that on April 15 and expect results around Sept. 24. A problem regarding your career or public standing continues to rankle but you've more than enough chutzpah to rise above it. Remember, yours is the "rules were made to be broken" sign. Independence is the order of the year.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
Partnerships take center stage throughout most of 2018. An all-seeing Jupiter suggests that many Bulls will find soul mates and most all will sign contracts of one kind or another. Expect pressure regarding long range trips and/or higher education to subside as 2018 perks into position. Start a new project with the new moon May 15, possibly involving art and/or investment and expect to reap the benefits Oct. 24. Uranus, department chair of One Never Knows shifts into your sign May 15. Brace for shocks, surprises and sudden reversals. Remember: these can be a good thing.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
Constraints lift in 2018. This is the year when "just a job" can morph into a megawatt career, a time tailor-made to streamline the nitty-gritty of your life into a semblance of order. Do the diet thing, the spa thing, hire the office or household help you need. You know the drill! Take advantage of a benevolent Jupiter in your so-called work house. Come June 1, your ruling Mercury comes home to help pull your scattered life together. An issue having to do with co-mingled funds has held you back-but it's nothing that you can't scheme your way out of. You'll get further insight on this around June 13. Make a decision then, act on it immediately, and reap the benefits in late December.
CANCER (June 21-July 21)
Despite the fact that mean old Saturn now hangs in your relationship corner, love remains very much on your mind. If not already "taken," a strong contender will surely appear within the next six or seven months. As the year takes off, life is a playful smorgasbord. You enjoy your children, if you have them, or may want to add to the population if you don't. One thing is certain; you're going to be very creative. Make a decision June 21-the Summer Solstice--then watch for surprising results on December 3. In the meantime, summer simmers, fall's fabulous. The new moon in your sign-a Solar eclipse-on July 12 has awesome possibilities. Plan for it.
LEO (July 22-August 22)
The eclipsed full moon in your sign Jan 31 triggers home-centered interests. One would ALMOST take you for a Moonchild as you go merrily about buying and refurbishing homes, mending fences, pampering parents, canning peaches, joining the PTA, etc. Sound hohum? You won't think so-not until August when you get a sudden urge to PARTY! Your personal spring break comes late and lasts for the rest of the year. Toward fall you'll not only have a new young energy in your life-very possibly a lover, or maybe a hobby or creative interest that take off big time. Make a big decision about you on Aug. 11.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
Professional connections loom large. That old "it's not what you know but who' stuff. This warming trend continues throughout most of 2018. Your Virgo word-smithing techniques are much appreciated. Hopefully, you've found the niche for which you've been striving. As your birthday approaches, and the year draws toward a close, be alert for new directions. Make an important decision Feb 1 when the Virgo full moon shines bright. This is your prep time. You should see resolution around the new moon in your sign in September. Roadblocks, should they arise, center around children or younger friends. Don't let them run you!
LIBRA (Sept.22-Oct. 22)
A never to be forgotten year fades into history and you recognize that your recent Jupiter transit has changed you forever. Now's the time to take what you've achieved and consolidate those gains. Happily jovial Jupe hasn't gone far. He'll remain in your money house through most of the year. Since you like to live life with poise and grace, money certainly helps. Clues come with the full moon in your sign March 31 and the new moon Oct. 8. Saturn turns heavy handed with home/family/real estate issues. You try so hard to keep everyone happy, but must learn to say "no" nicely.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.20)
Though Saturn attempts to undermine personal communications, Jupiter, the expansive godfather of the Cosmos continues to hang in your sign well into December. Surely you've felt Jupe's expansive influence. An old personality structure has been (or is being) left behind like old skin.) Time to go with your passion, expand and fly. The decision-making opportunities afforded by the powerful full moon, April 29, and the new moon Nov. 7 (both in your sign) could be the most important of your life. You'll know all one year from now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 20)
You feel antsy, like a young and eager understudy waiting in the wings. You just know something wonderful and exciting is about to happen and it really is. Though you continue to feel financial pressure, better times are right around the corner. You'll begin to get a sense of it around the full moon in June. Then comes the new moon Dec. 7 which marks the beginning of one of the best years of your life. This Solar return promises to be about as good as it gets!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Where has all the fun gone? You may well ask. Saturn, the so-called Dean of Students, Head of the Department of Walls, Boundaries and Rules is sitting in your sign. What can Minerva say, except that you're learning lessons and that what you learn you get to keep always. Decisions-most particularly about money--made at the time of the New Moon in your sign Jan. 16 can affect your entire life. Look for previews around June 27. Nurture yourself, Cap, take yourself seriously but don't beat yourself up. This is a time for enlightened self interest.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.18)
Sudden or unusual romantic involvement in recent years has changed you forever. As 2018 evolves you'll feel a pull between the public you and the private one. The first seven months of year are about fame and fortune. What you want, what you really, really want comes true now. On Oct. 6, you'll make a decision about what to do with it all. Lovers will have to hustle to keep up with you. But isn't inventing new forms of relationship what being an Aquarius is all about?
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
Perspective, as well as knowledge, comes through travel or at least advanced study. This is specially true now, continuing through the next seven months. Joint finances are iffy. Perhaps you'll have to evaluate an intimate alliance and its impact on your future. What may evolve is a whole new lifestyle possibly in another country. Space and reflection become increasingly important as the year progresses and you step unexpectedly into the limelight. A decision on Nov. 4 will dramatically shape your life.