You will be challenged in 2018 to create more time and space for fun, recreation, and romance. Come out and shine you must, no longer hiding behind a façade that presents you as serious and reserved. Gifts or talents you have neglected will need to be revived. The same is true if you are not loving to your heart’s content. This is about authenticity, Virgo – being your most authentic self, and living your most authentic life. Eclipses in February will put you on track as you release what blocks you from experiencing more pleasure in life, and begin to schedule it in to your day-to-day. If you have children, are focused on a creative venture or love affair, your time and commitment will be required.
As we move toward the spring, your attention will shift to mergers and contractual agreements. If you are taking out a loan, signing a new contract, or saying “I do,” energy will be heightened around shared resources. There may be some back and forth with these matters; decisions will not be confirmed until the end of April. It is possible, too, that discussions regarding important commitments center on an opportunity that could propel you in to a new life chapter. Higher learning, travel, and vocational training are featured, as a planetary shift encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone. You may be taking a risk that leads to a greater sense of purpose. Be on the lookout for sudden developments as we reach the month of June.
The summer months bring choppy cosmic weather with three eclipses instead of the regular two. Networking, friendships, and your involvement in a new group setting are highlighted, but something must be left behind – a job, longstanding obligation, or a personal project – to take advantage of a new start. Mid-June through mid-August bring severe obstacles with daily affairs. Disruptions to your schedule, and project delays, could lead to health matters. Something must give so that you feel more settled, and July’s lunar eclipse could bring a hard stop/no that will force you to find another way around setbacks.
A third eclipse in August comes with a reprieve; an extended time out will be in effect, and your quality of life will depend on it. It will be important to give yourself permission to rest and reflect as you navigate big decisions. You will soon feel clear on next steps.
September, onward, sees everyone coming out of the tunnel of summer! You will begin to feel more energized and motivated to pursue your own agenda, and you may be more encouraged to focus on self-growth and personal development. Education is highlighted – writing, public engagements, and other forms of communicative ventures see you speaking truth to power. This is a theme in effect all year, with a review in store October through November. Whether writing a book or teaching a class, be clear with what you say and communicate. You will be heard.
The end of year period brings another new shift expanding energy on the home and family front. You will feel grounded, possibly in a new home that brings foundational security. Minor delays are possible with family, but all will be well as we enter 2019.
Happy New Year, Virgo!
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.