2018 brings major shifts for everyone dear Ram, your sign included. The planet of shock and revolution will leave the constellation of Aries by mid-year, ending a seven-year cycle of rebellion against your life as you know it! A desire for freedom and autonomy to do your own thing, on your own terms, has made you restless; I hope you were able to liberate yourself in some way. There is still time in the New Year before a new cycle that involves financial independence gets underway.
The year begins with much happening on the career front. If you have been doing the work to further your professional aims, you will soon be challenged to apply what you have learned. These challenges will remain in effect for the next couple of years, and they beg the need for you to be more disciplined and focused to reach career ambitions. Setbacks are possible, and it will be difficult for you to assert your own agenda. Be patient throughout, and remember your ultimate goal.
Eclipses leading into February serve as a chapter ending and beginning. You may find yourself in a new work setting or organizational environment, and should benefit greatly. Of course, starting fresh may require leaving behind a friend, a creative venture, or even a child if returning to work from family leave. The same is true in romance; some element of your personal life will culminate so that you can join with others. There may be a little back and forth on how best to work through these changes, especially with Mercury Retrograde occurring in your sign March-April. Consider your options, and remain patient if your efforts are thwarted. The end of April brings forward momentum.
By the end of spring, financial matters will be of sharper focus. A sudden shift is possible around money, property and possessions, and it will foreshadow what’s to come as changes occur affecting your personal and financial security. This would be a good time to get your money affairs in order.
Meanwhile, three eclipses rock our world this summer, while Mars retrograde (the planet that rules your sign) adds fireworks. As you continue to settle into new group dynamics or company mergers, efforts to fit in, build friends, or use your connections for support may be blocked. This will feel frustrating, and you will be challenged to find another way. But find another way you will; be mindful not to over exert your energy beginning June through the end of August.
A new beginning on the home front, along with a possible new romance or creative venture, could serve as a reprieve while everything else is up in the air. There may be minor delays with children, recreational pursuits, or the launch of a love affair in August. But all will work to your advantage by the time we reach the Autumn Equinox.
Come fall, career and networking obstacles from the summer will be resolved, and shared resources will come up for review. There is a lot of luck-filled expansion in this area the entire year. But October through November brings a re-assessment around financial commitments, business mergers, contract agreements, and emotional ties. Avoid confirming new partnerships until the end of the year.
As 2018 wanes, your attention will shift to higher aims. How do you want to explore the world, expand your education, and broaden your vocation? These questions will be up for consideration with some back and forth. Even travel delays are possible in December. But this will be a precursor to what’s in store next year. You are set to end the year, feeling the holiday cheer, and ready to go another round in 2019!
Happy New Year, Aries!
If your free annual horoscope for 2018 resonates with you, please consider starting the year off right by making a donation to Black Lives Matter-DMV, the Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund, or the International Rescue Committee for the people of Yemen.