Your Romance Of 2018;
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This year will be the final one in which you take a casual approach to your romantic relationships. 2018 is the year where you really discover the value of being deeply intimate and passionate with someone on an emotional level. This coming year will be your moment to shine. It is likely you will meet someone new or will get more serious with your current partner, and this will make you want to get really serious about falling in love. A Mars-Uranus square brings a few obstacles in May, but you can overcome them by remembering to take time for yourself to relax and recuperate. Venus and Mars turn up your romantic heat in September, so what happens now can have long lasting effects. Staying focused on what’s important to you in terms of love and balance can have the best effects, especially if you figure these things out before you step into a relationship.
Taurus (April 20 – May 21)
2018 is an interesting year for you. Large steps forward in your romantic situation aren’t necessarily in the forecast. Your desire for freedom, space and independence reduce your desire to be committed to anyone just yet. But growth is on the horizon, and as you learn to let your guard down, you also learn to let love in. This year has the potential for you to begin welcoming more people into your life than you have in the past, and this new way of relating just might warm your heart. A Venus-Uranus trine in July brings something unexpected but happily received into your life. It could be an important conversation with a former or future lover. Venus is retrograde in October, and past romantic interests may come back, but make sure you are very clear of their interests. It may be a time for closure rather than continued passion, as they may be holding you back from the one that’s meant for you. Keep your goals close to your heart and stay true to your purpose.
Gemini (May 22- June 21)
You are going to uncover a whole new side of love this year, one that is considered to be of utmost importance – the love for one’s self. In 2018, you realize the fruits of giving yourself real love, coming from a place of purity in the heart. This causes you to feel more comfortable being alone, whereas in the past you had difficulty when you weren’t surrounding yourself with people. Use this inner calling of love to bring self-compassion to your vulnerable parts, and when they begin to heal and open up, you’ll become a stronger person who is capable of independence, that can grow into interdependence in a healthy relationship. The Gemini Sun conjoins Mercury in June, bringing your mental ability to the next level. Your level of charisma gets you dates easily at this time, and coupled Geminis should look to have a few more exciting dates with their partners.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Your sign is one known as one of the more emotional signs of the Zodiac. Your sensitivities, while valuable to your life’s purpose, have also allowed you to carry around heavy emotional wounds much of the time – especially the wounds inflicted by past relationships. The energy in 2018 is one of empowerment where new and healthy habits are able to give you the strength and courage you need to let go of certain pieces of emotional baggage. You will finally be able to explore new relationships free from the emotional constraints of past relationships. The supermoon in January brings a wonderful and positive energy of love into your life, and Venus in May brings out your most nurturing and caring attributes. A moon-Saturn square in September brings some challenges as you need to reflect on past relationships and to learn some important lessons from them.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A partial solar eclipse during the Aquarius new moon in mid-February is an ideal time for romantic do-over, do not waste this opportunity to right a past wrong. While it’s difficult for the king of the jungle to apologize, it’s often necessary; none of us are perfect. Take a moment to see past your well-known greatness and reflect a bit on past situations from your relationships, on what worked and what didn’t, what could you learn or improve on from these experiences. You also feel a strong desire for freedom and the pure, inhibited right to be you, so for single Leos this might be a time to let yourself shine, and to stray away from those who dull your bright dazzling light. Coupled Leos will likely desire some extra freedom and privacy as well, which can be attained through healthy communication and balance with your partner. When Venus enters your sign in June romance become playful and fun again, and a sun-moon fire trine at the end of November reminds you not to take yourself so seriously.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
While a practical and seemingly rigid person at times, this year signals the importance for you to find the best balance between work and play. 2018 holds many opportunities for this prime balance of joy if you don’t shrug them off as nonsense, Virgo. A full moon in your sign that begins in March highlights the differences between emotion and practicality, and the importance of the mind-body connection. Maintain the trust of your loved ones by keeping their secrets in May. When Venus come through your sign in mid July, love and romance are in the air. This energy will push you to express your love more openly, so don’t overthink it and be willing to follow your heart a little more. September brings you back to the facts and to logic, if things aren’t working, you know how to analyze and report on it. But try to remember, knowing the path is not the same as walking the path. Reading a book on sailing a boat is not the same as sailing itself. Spend more time learning about gentle and loving ways to communicate your brilliant ideas that your partner can actually hear, rather than just “being honest” after a partner makes a mistake or gets emotional. If you can lighten up a little and not take the small stuff too seriously, your love life will become a great and stable joy.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Your romantic life in 2018 could be one that helps you grow in ways you’ve deeply needed. Personal growth is this year’s theme, so take a good attitude and be ready to enjoy the benefits it provides. The Venus-Pluto square at the end of March acts as a potential barrier to romance, and could represent a struggle to maintain a form of power in a relatively new romantic relationship, or an existing long-term relationship could have difficulties if the two of you cannot loving listen to each other’s needs. Forgiveness can be your best friend if you truly want to make a relationship work. With Venus arriving in early August, you feel heart-centered and are full of dignity and grace. As a Libra, you expect your partner to follow the rules, and their behavior is sometimes the most important thing on your mind. Make sure that your desire for style doesn’t cause you to lose the substance. Outer appearances aren’t always as important as inner feelings, so tolerate some embarrassment and mistakes from time to time for the one you love. Remember that the real meaning of love, is acceptance. Single Libras will likely be searching for a perfect person to attend important social events with them. A gentle Venus-Mars trine in November brings forth a balanced atmosphere to grow a new or existing relationship, where both of your needs are working together harmoniously. Your beauty shines this month, so let it shine!
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
2018 is the year for you to finally open your heart to the idea of real love. You become ready to commit to another person, and as they say, when the student is ready, the teacher appears. A Sun-Venus-Pluto connection in January could have wonderfully transformative effects on your close love relationship, but you need to be willing to open your heart a bit more each day to allow the magic to happen. Suspicion is something you need to work past, so try to trust love one more time, and always one more time. Invest your time in enough communication with your partner so you feel safe through understanding. Make up your mind about what you want and be open about it with your partner, don’t keep them in the dark about your feelings. Venus and Pluto bring passion into your life in June, and your partner is extra excited to be around you during this time as your levels of attraction are at a yearly high. Mercury joins your sign in October, giving you the desire for deep conversations and genuine honesty. While you want direct conversations only at this time, take the middle route and learn some effective communication techniques with your partner such as ‘non-violent communication’ to ensure that you and your partner are taken care of. Only those who spend the time building healthy relationship habits will maintain the joys of a healthy relationship.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
2018 is a time of great learning for Sagittarius, and also one of great adventure. As you love to travel, opportunities are abundant, just remember to spend some time this year to reflect on what your adventures teach you about life. Listen to the quiet voice of love in your heart when it comes to relationships. You can be known to be restless at times, and if you’re single that’s okay, but those who are with someone may give off a suspicious vibe if you aren’t being open and honest enough with your partner. Stay true to your own course, but be sure to keep your partner in on what’s going on too. Jupiter brings stability to your relationship in July, and those who are single have great luck in the dating arena. A Mercury retrograde in November gives you an opportunity to reflect on your recent experiences and to right any wrongs. Make sure to solve any issues as quickly as possible, so that they don’t linger into the future.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
This year can work wonders for you if you devote yourself to structure, discipline and hard work. What you put in, will come back to you multiplied. Keep your eye on the prize, and remember to stay kind along the way. Saturn turns retrograde in your sign in April, helping you to discern between what is true and what is not. You can easily see what works and what doesn’t. Apply these lessons to a current relationship and wonderful results can follow. As Venus enters in July, romance levels dip slightly. Routines can often drain passion, so remember to spice things up a bit. Go see a new movie, or try something new as a date idea with your loved one. October has some obstacles with Venus retrograde bringing possible jealousy. If you’re single, look for a partner who wears their heart on their sleeve, because you’re too perceptive to tolerate anyone who engages in dishonest or manipulation. You have the chance to start a new relationship if they can get past your strict requirements.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
2018 is a year for you to get a bit deeper emotionally, and what you find within your heart may be a bit of a brilliant surprise for you. Venus enters your sign in January, so all forms of love are on your side. Excitement is attracted to you, and can conflict with your desire for freedom. The intensity of a relationship could cause some tension as you need both your alone time as well as time with your partner. The full moon on your sign at the end of July is stronger because it is a total lunar eclipse, bringing surprises to your life. You may have to tie up some loose ends before you can move on. November brings a Venus-Mars trine which has balance return to your life. You can be gentle and direct within a relationship, and also open to new things. If you’re looking for a partner, casual places will be your best bet to find a complimentary Aquarius, Libra or Gemini.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Your compassionate nature which always has you doing for others, is being brought to include yourself in 2018 Pisces. You learn that by loving yourself, you actually grow your ability to love others. You yourself deserve as much love as everyone else does, so don’t ever forget that. Venus joins Neptune in February bringing the strongest romantic energy of the year. Being creative, positive and passionate are the keys to fully enjoy this time. Take a long walk on the beach with a loved one, spend a quiet night getting to know someone, love is very spiritual for you during this time. A Venus-Neptune trine in June brings a similar effect, but with more of the energy being directed towards tenderness and compassion. Building intimacy through relaxing with a partner is very enjoyable at this time. Your year continues to go well as luck follows Neptune into your sign in August, bringing you unexpected gifts and fortune. You may feel a certain optimism about dating that you haven’t felt in a long time. Don’t settle for less than you desire, there is a wide world out there and what you are looking for is looking for you.