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PREAMBLE ~ ALL SIGNS:
A new 13 month luck cycle begins October 10, lasting until November 8, 2018. So the forecasts below give you a run-down of your sign’s lucky zones for the year ahead, rather than the usual Weekly Forecast.
This will be one of the better luck cycles for everyone. In 2016 the luck-granting planet, Jupiter, fought a bad aspect to Saturn, the ruler of practical matters and business. In 2017, Jupiter faced the same bad aspect (a square) to Pluto, ruler of change, death and birth. This year, at least until May 2018, lucky Jupiter faces no bad aspects to any major planets, so your fortunes (in your sign’s lucky “area”) should soar unimpeded until then. From mid-May onward, however, Jupiter “opposes” Uranus, ruler of political revolt, electricity and high-tech. This aspect can be negative (lack of co-operation, fanaticism, sudden dislocations in relationships or agreements) but also positive (inventiveness, social revisions, sudden love attractions, sudden “open doors” to opportunities, etc.).
In general, expect unpredictable events in the luck zone outlined below for your sign May 2018 onward. Also, March through early July can bring an apparent slow-down in a lucky project or goal — use this period to revise your luck-zone plans, to build a good base for a project, etc. And be patient — often Jupiter’s luck comes roaring in near the end of its cycle — i.e., in the Sept. to Nov. period of 2018.
Below lies the year-ahead Luck Forecast for every sign: (You can also read your rising sign’s message for additional clues.)
ARIES: March 21-April 19
Your great luck, Oct. 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018 will lie in the area of secrets, research and investigation, sexual intimacy (pregnancy very possible!) medical diagnoses, lifestyle changes, funding, investments, entrepreneurial activities, debt (mortgages, too) commitment and consequences, and occultism. (Occult means hidden: occultism is the practice of following spiritual or related activities in an intellectual way. For instance, astrology, mantic arts, Tarot reading — or studying the underlying causes of disease or of wealth, etc. — these are all occult practices. Occultism seeks to understand and/or see the underlying/hidden forces of life.)
You will experience a soft swelling of your intuition; your subconscious will burst to the surface. You can discover many truths or facts, have any revelations, which you can later (2019) broadcast through talking, writing, media, etc. Or you might simply use these new insights to increase your own wisdom. What you learn in 2018 can lead you, years later, to golden joy.
You’re urged to invest — your luck will surprise even you. This is a period in which someone or something you met face-to-face with in 2017, can now deliver funding, or intimacy, whichever is appropriate. It might be you delivering the funding, too. It’s an excellent year, overall, to start a company or business. At times, especially May onward, you’ll be tempted to opt for “short money” — earnings, depreciating assets such as a car — rather than “long” (investments, etc.). Realize your good luck resides in “long” money. (Your earnings can fluctuate rather unpredictably over the next seven years.)
You will begin, May onward, to feel much calmer than you have over the last seven years. You’ll grow more thoughtful, less impulsive, more able to solidly, accurately consider your options. Be careful with sexually-transmitted diseases. Sometimes Jupiter simply expands whatever is there, so if you have a medical problem, get to the doctor, the specialist, sooner than later. Avoid extra-marital temptations, whether you’re single or married. That “expansive” tendency can also affect purchasing and debt, so stay aware of what you owe, and don’t let it balloon on you! Overall, this is a deeply fortunate year which can be a turning point in your life. Be ready to commit, and to love the consequences!
TAURUS: April 20-May 20
Relationships will expand hugely from this October to November 2018, Taurus. In general, your good luck will come from others, so plunge into bonds and links and create contacts wherever you go. Be open, friendly and cheerful. Jump on another’s band wagon, or form a partnership. Grab opportunities. Relocate if you want or must. (You’ll land in a lucky place.) Deal with the public, whether serving customers in a store, or speaking to crowds. Fame is possible. Negotiate, seek agreements and contracts. Make and accept promises.
You might meet your future life-mate. Or, if in a love affair, you might marry or co-habitate. If you’re already married, and unhappy, these 12 months ahead can bring a separation, leading, probably, to divorce by 2020. If you’re happily married, the year ahead is perfect for family adventures, especially in foreign lands — and/or relocation. Because Jupiter is your sex and money planet, pregnancy is quite possible. You could spy lucrative investment opportunities. Even if you don’t, what you do in 2018, the contacts you make, new worlds your eyes open to, can lead to financial pay-offs in 2019.
Although 2019 will be a strong investigative or research year, starting early (in 2018, or even Oct. – Dec. 2017) is not a bad idea. Now is a good time to set up a research platform or plan, to be “used” from November 2018 onward. (An example might be a scientist who wants to study an African bird, so relocates from Europe to Africa Oct. 2017 to Nov. 2018, and spends this time making contacts in Africa, etc., in preparation for a 2019 study.)
This is not a good time to be independent, selfish, self-oriented — not because this will bring bad results, but because it just won’t bring any good luck. Only others can, somehow, bless you. May 2018 begins seven years of ambition and heightened alertness. Others might consider you to be unpredictable, but you will know why you’re acting in such-and-such a way. During these seven years, it will be important to relax. So begin, if you haven’t already, to study yoga or relaxation techniques, to soak up nature through hikes, camping, etc., or to start a garden. These relax you most. (Moving to a more luxurious premises will also relax you.)
Although the onus is on you to bond with others, you might be surprised by a proposition or avowal of love.
GEMINI: May 21-June 20
Your greatest luck, Oct. 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018, will lie in the arena of work, health, machinery, tools, dependents, employment and service personnel. As Jupiter’s luck usually comes from expansion, it will tend to expand these things. E.g., longer hours at work, or you buy a much larger excavator, or you acquire a pet (“dependent”) but a large one. Nor is Jupiter always lucky — it can expand poor health, turn a pimple into a boil, then to a wide-spread infection. Or tempt you to buy a bigger machine than you need, and hence spend too much money on it. But in general Jupiter, like a jolly, rotund old uncle, is there to dispense the goodies.
In your year ahead, extra work can lead to extra pay. This is a great 12 months to show your stuff, to become indispensable to your employer, and to obtain a pay raise. Many Geminis bought a new home in 2016. 2018 becomes a great time to renovate, repair, hire carpenters, etc. Before you take on such massive tasks yourself, though, make sure your employment duties won’t be negatively impacted.
This won’t be the best year for marital relations, partnerships, romance/love, or for relocating, dealing with the public (unless this is your “regular job”), negotiations, or grabbing large opportunities. (Much luckier opportunities — for business and marriage and relocation — will come November 2018 through 2019.)
Its a great year to buy computers, software, furniture, appliances, cars, etc. What has been a rather interesting seven years of friendship dealings will subside around May 2018, to bring a seven-year phase of contemplation, deep learning, and, perhaps, of artistic, philosophical or other activities. If you’re an academic, writer, thinker, etc., you could begin to produce something that the whole world might praise.
CANCER: June 21-July 22
This October to early November 2018 brings great love luck, Cancer. If single, you are very likely to meet someone who returns your affection in a deep, cheerful way. This could lead to marriage in 2020. You might fall in love with a co-worker. (Anyone in your general field and occupation, even if they live a thousand miles away.) You might frequently notice, as you stroll through your life, that members of the opposite sex (same, for gays) keep giving you a second look.
If you’re married, your love and home life will be sunny and joyful — perhaps partly due to actions you’ve taken in 2017 to improve your housing situation and/or to connect with your family. The year ahead favours family fun.
2018 also promotes creativity, successful gambles, happy children and growth of their talents, sports, games, recreational activities, camping, pleasure trips (especially to foreign shores) — and aids you in beautifying almost anything, yourself, your home, office, etc.
You are likely to shift into a more creative or pleasurable role at work. Cancer artists, writers, inventors and other creative types will break new ground now. This is your year to win at poker, or to buy lottery tickets. (No, I’m not guaranteeing anything!) Your capacity for pleasure will grow. This could be one of the luckiest years of your life.
This luck cycle can also bring pleasure-related illness: indigestion, hang-overs, gout, diabetes, etc. So watch overindulgence — and your waistline!
May 2018 starts seven years of new, sparkling friendships, popularity, and an optimism in the future that you didn’t even know you contained! May will also mark the end of seven years of tension and stress, especially related to your career. A turning point in your life, Cancer, from tension to relaxed happiness!
LEO: July 23-Aug. 22
The 13 months ahead (to early November 2018) will be one of the best years of your life in which to purchase real estate, whether it’s a home, a vacation lot, an investment, or premises for a business. Even if you’re only leasing or renting, you can find a much better place for the same rent. You feel so lucky, however, that you might overspend or buy 100 acres when you were just looking for 1. May starts seven years of unpredictable career events, which can indirectly cause your income to go up and down — this advises against shouldering a huge mortgage. Look and look again — you could find your Shangri-La on earth.
This period is superb for healing family wounds, showing parents and kids your love, even undertaking individual or family therapy and counselling. Old ghosts will float away. It’s a great 13 months to enhance your security, install CCTV, garden, revise your and your family’s lifestyle and nutrition, landscape, renovate and decorate — you get the picture. Anything you do to improve your home and/or family will pay splendid dividends for at least a decade to come.
This is a better than usual time to plan/ensure your children’s future, by buying educational plans, etc. (But watch out, most of those “scholarship plans” — at least in Canada — are government-approved scams designed to make the administrators rich.)
In business, seek ways to expand your sales territory, and/or negotiate a better lease, seek a better location, renovate the premises, etc. (Adding a library, map room or media centre in your house would be “perfect.”)
This is a splendid year to begin any food or shelter business, including agriculture, food stores, food packaging, restaurants, lumber, forestry, mining, construction and demolition, furniture factory or showplace, diaper manufacturing, maternity clothes, children’s toys, cutlery… the list is almost endless.
Although you are much more likely to add than reduce, these 13 months are a good time to prune your relations and projects. Contemplate well, then cut out projects or people that have outlived their usefulness, and have become “dead weights” and nurture those which have potential to grow.
VIRGO: Aug. 23-Sept. 22
October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018 will bring a whirlwind of busy days, but without any heavy consequences. So although busy, you can avoid stress. It’s a sort of easy busy time, filled with almost enjoyable chores: errands, short trips and visits, reading/writing, paperwork, applications, media and news, communications, casual contacts and “quick service calls.” It’s a splendid time to begin a mail or email campaign, or to design or purchase daily advertising such as business cards, stationery, pens, etc. If you have a chance to appear on radio or TV (or internet TV, etc.) grab it. You’ll speak quickly, fluently and accurately. Be curious. Ask questions, often.
Much of your communications and thinking could centre around real estate, home, family, security and related themes. But this is NOT a good period to purchase (nor particularly to sell) real estate. The Nov. 2018 to Dec. 2019 period will provide the best realty opportunities in a decade, so wait until then. However, 2018 is a great period to investigate, learn, and talk about real estate. A neighbourhood or city you visit in your 2018 travels might be a place you will happily/profitably relocate to a year later.
In May 2018, you will start a seven year phase of mental alertness. Your work, then to 2026, will encompass more intellectual, travel, learning and communications elements. 2018 is a great “start” for this influence, as it brings a wave of good luck to the smaller, shorter forms of communications, travel and intellectual pursuits. A kind of lucky ramp to future success in these zones.
LIBRA: Sept. 23-Oct. 22
A lot of money hovers on the horizon, Libra, ready to pour into your pockets Oct. 10, 2017 to early Nov., 2018. You could even rocket up to new realms of affluence. Somehow, from some source, more money just has to come to you. Try to “extend” this extra money. For instance, at your job, ask for/work toward a permanent pay raise rather than merely collect a lot of overtime hours. (All being equal, November ’17, March ’18, July, September and late October ’18 will be the most favourable months to ask for a bigger pay check.) Go all out to cultivate new clients, hold garage sales, monetize your hobby, buy and sell anything, etc.
You likely will also be tempted to buy something big — a glamorous car, a (communication or transport-related) business, a house or warehouse, etc. This is one of the best years to buy a new home, and a great year to sell the old one. The best year of all will be 2020, but 2018 is right up there. Both years, you’ll unconsciously pick a property that will need a lot of work. Take this into consideration when calculating an offer price. (One benefit: both years, perhaps through crisis, will enable you to overcome the nagging problem which now — 2009 to 2024 — keeps affecting your home. This could be a child-related or practical/repair problem.) One note of caution: don’t throw money at everything. Be cautious rather than willing to overpay. Also, don’t let debt pile up. This money bonanza won’t last forever.
If you’re single, you’ll very likely slide into a sensual relationship. On the plus side, this bond is easy to form, both of you are friendly, polite, nice, and sex comes very naturally. On the negative side, you could grow bored with this person, now or in a year or two. You’ll know early — so be honest, openly reveal your feelings and motives, don’t use someone just to relieve your loneliness or celibacy.) May of 2018 begins a seven-year period in which sex and romance will combine powerfully, so your 2018 squeeze might be the right one! (This 7-year influence can also cause extramarital temptations.)
This is a splendid 13 months to take a course which demands a lot of memorization.
SCORPIO: Oct. 23-Nov. 21
October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018, will bring your luckiest 13 months in a decade, Scorpio! Your rising luck is personal, and spreads all over your life. This makes it tough to pinpoint any one area of “supreme fortune.” However, far travel, legal, educational, publishing, religious and cultural matters will flow smoothly and benevolently. Romance and creative projects will also tend to respond to your wishes. But the biggest effect will likely be financial. You could make more money, and spend more. But the real financial “benefit” of these 13 months will be in planning and launching an earnings project which will pour a cornucopia of dollars on you a year later, in 2019.
Your luck will also soar in rote learning, so this is a great year to undertake any technical or other courses which demand a lot of memorization. (If you start a two-year diploma course this year, you’ll place yourself on a “permanently” higher earnings plateau.) These 13 months ahead — in many cases, 25 months — will also favour you in sensual attractions. Sexual intimacy can come easily in 2018 and ’19. But listen, Scorpio: if you use someone just for physical gratification, you could lock yourself into a life-bond you don’t really want. Be honest, and state your intentions openly to a (potential) lover.
You’ll be cheerful, optimistic, friendly and outgoing all 13 months — and ready for adventure! You could join an African safari or kayak to Greenland, enter college or university, or be promoted to the board of your corporation. Scorpio actors, writers, teachers/profs, speakers and lawyers will have a huge year. If you’re struggling for fame, this is the year you might land it.
In May ’18, you begin a 7-year phase in which relationships will start and end quickly and unpredictably. Love — and friendship — will be an adventure! But this can also bring stress around relationships, as you don’t like change in this area. My advice: look for the light, sometimes humorous side of this unpredictability. You’ll befriend nerds, techies, quirky and innocent types. If you’re smart, you’ll also befriend real estate agents, and those who work in food/shelter areas — this could spark many opportunities!
SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22-Dec. 21
From October 10 2017 to early November 2018, you’ll finally chuck off the chains that have bound you. These can be the chains of marriage to the wrong person, of a drudge job, of a commitment you made long ago and which has outlived its relevance, chains of regret over past errors, or even the chains of internalized fears or childhood “imprinting.” In December almost three years of sober, burdensome events, particularly in money zones, ends. Your personality finally will be able to rise, to breathe.
However, this won’t occur overnight. You need to go through a healing process first, which the 13 months ahead will provide in the most benevolent, effective way. This is a perfect time to consult with therapists, counsellors, psychics/astrologers, agents, even civil servants. The government will become a sympathetic ally, if you ask. By the winter of 2018/19, you’ll have dispelled your old ghosts, and be fresh and ready to jump into a year of huge good luck (Nov. ’18 onward).
Your money woes won’t disappear, and you need to remain conservative for two more years, but you’ll feel less weighed down by it. Money will be “over there,” and you’ll be “here.” Use the quiet, contemplative 13 months ahead to examine your life’s progress over the past decade. Study how you got here, and where you want to go. Plan, make adjustments in your direction, beliefs and attitudes, and, above all, rest. This is the most benevolent, curative rest you’ve had since 2006, so steep yourself in it. The deeper your relaxation in 2018, the higher you’ll soar in 2019.
You’ll find lucky results in research, medical enquiries, and from interfacing with institutions, large corporate administrations, foundations, government, charities and spiritual groups. Don’t expect a year of partying or winning in competitions — your progress will be private, and the brightest light will glow within your soul.
CAPRICORN: Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Shake yourself, Cap, and prepare to embrace happiness! The 13 months ahead (Oct. 10 ’17 to Nov. 8 ’18) will boost your popularity and bring joy from social meetings. At least one large wish will come true. You are unique among Sun signs in that your most gratifying rewards often come with a responsibility attached. This hints that these 13 months ahead might include a promotion or status boost that entails more duties or obligations.
During this upbeat, expansive time, you can find that the government or the head office of a corporation becomes a reliable ally. Benefits can pour toward you from bursaries and scholarships, gov’t funding, sabbaticals, foundations, etc.
Your optimism will soar. Use it to broaden your horizons, to set new, higher goals —these will inspire you for more than a decade ahead. Join new groups, friends, political parties, hiking or service clubs or meditation circles, etc. — these will tend to benefit you for a decade to come. A sweet, uplifting lively romance will spark if you’re single. This person will be very strong, loyal and insightful “deep down.” Romance, though seemingly light and friendly, will strike a reverberating tone in you, and its song will softly and benevolently seep into every area of your personality. In other words, true love is possible. In May, a 7-year trend begins that will “electrify” romance — but avoid deep, sudden infatuations, as these will subtly undercut you and your “wealth” these entire 13 months (to early Nov. ’18). Friendly, “non-embarrassing” romance is the winner for you.
If you’re an actor, politician, courtroom lawyer, or depend on your popularity for your livelihood, or on your ability to plug into the public’s desires, this will be a banner year.
AQUARIUS: Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Hmmn, an odd, complicated year, Aquarius. (It runs from Oct. 10/17 to Nov. 8/18.) First, your luck soars in career, prestige relations, community status and worldly standing. If you’re a student, entering school, choose courses that align closely with your career ambitions — your marks will be higher in these. Working Aquarians are very likely to be promoted. Singles among you might “marry up” — that is, into a higher socio-economic level. You teenagers will find that your main squeeze’s parents like you. It’s a great year to ask favours (a little investment loan?) from your parents. If you aim your efforts toward climbing the ladder of accomplishment and prestige, you’re sure to end this cycle better off than you are now. Judges will rule in your favour. Higher-ups welcome you to their “circle.” They’ll listen to your proposals and offer support, partly because this is a lucky career year, but partly because you are cheerful about your career. Your sunny, optimistic mood endears you to those in charge.
Here’s the complexity: during this same 13 months (to Nov. ’18) relationships benefit you, and are crucial to success. You’ll be tempted to be independent, perhaps to cut corners or escape having to share with others. These attitudes will trigger disappointments, bad results, perhaps even a bad rep. So be ambitious — it’s the best year for this in over a decade! — but be ethically and morally upright, also, or those glittering goals will turn to dust. And that sunny, optimistic mood will turn grim and dark. So smile, be friendly, seek advice and help the team rather than yourself.
In mid-May 2018 Uranus, your ruling planet, enters your zone of home, family, real estate and security — and of withdrawal. Don’t lean this way before Nov. ’18, or you’ll reduce your good luck. Security is NOT a good goal this year ahead!
Far travel, international consciousness, foreign-born people, academics and professionals, import/export, legalities, publishing/media, higher education, religion and cultural involvements — these can accompany your ambitious rise — and could be the chariot you ride to success! If you’re an entrepreneur, seek prestigious clients, advertise, and be generous to employees — one of them could suggest an idea that could rocket you toward more profits.
PISCES: Feb. 19-March 20
You could hardly find a sweeter, mellower year than the 13 months ahead, Pisces. (Oct. 10/17 to Nov. 8/18.) Your mind will be at ease, even as it roams everywhere, seeking knowledge, travel and new experience. The truth is available to you this year.
You will encounter splendid luck in far travel, international affairs, legal matters, college/ university, religion, philosophy, science, statistics, insurance, fame, cultural affairs, intellectual pursuits, import-export, publishing and media — and love. These intellectual, travel and cultural involvements will naturally usher you into the realms of powerful and/or prestigious people. This can help your career, as will any learning you now undertake. Next year, 2019, will bring a huge boost in your business or career, and much of what you encounter in 2018 will form a good base for 2019’s ambitions. One hint: before Nov./18, avoid leaning too much on government aid, psychics, counsellors, agents or institutions. This is not a good 13 months for withdrawal, spas or retreats.
Many single Pisceans will either wed or meet their future mate during these 13 months. Love is most likely to blossom in Oct./Nov. 2017, and Jan., March, May, July and Sept. 2018.
This is a great 13 months to enter school at any level. Or to travel the world. Whether you make practical progress or not, isn’t important. What counts are the experiences and adventures you embrace, and what you learn. You’ll excel in such subjects as anthropology, geography, languages and the humanities generally.
From May onward, seven years of erratic ups and downs in your earnings will smooth out — pretty well forever. But many more casual friends and contacts will enter your life, until 2025. Some of these will be confidants who can speak “directly to your soul.” You might soon join a psychic club, or work on a spiritual (etc.) publication/show.