There’s good news and bad news in the year ahead. First, the good news. After seven years of stressful alignment with you, Uranus is beginning to move away. Instead of being in continuous stressful alignment, he will only be in stressful alignment for approximately half the time. Those of you born early in the sign of Libra (from September 23 to October 2) will hardly even feel Uranus’s influence. This move is not only positive healthwise, but it will start to stabilize the love and social life. More on this later.

Jupiter spends most of the year in your money house. Thus the year ahead is going to be very prosperous. More good news.

On November 8 Jupiter will move into your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests. This is an excellent transit for students not yet at college, for teachers, writers, lecturers, journalists, sales and marketing people. It brings enhanced skills. Students should be successful in their studies.

Neptune has been in your 6th house of health for many years now and will be there for many more to come. This signals the importance of the feet and also the importance of spiritual healing. More on this later.

Libra Horoscope 2018

Now, the bad news (although it’s not really bad, just challenging). Saturn, since late December of last year, is now in stressful alignment with you. Uranus is leaving his stressful aspect, but Saturn is replacing him. So your health will still need watching in the year ahead. More on this later.

Saturn’s move into your 4th house will impact on the family. Most likely you will have extra family responsibilities to deal with. Emotionally, you will not feel able to express how you’re really feeling. This can lead to repression and perhaps depression. There are many things you can do about this, however – more details later.

There will be three Solar Eclipses this year – usually there are only two. Since the Sun rules your 11th house of friends, this indicates turbulence (life-changing kinds of dramas) in the lives of your friends. Computers and other bits of technology might need replacing in the year ahead. We will discuss this more fully in the monthly reports.

Your most important interests this year are finance (until November 8); communication and intellectual interests (from November 8 onwards); home and family; health and work; love and romance (until May 16 and from November 6 onwards); and sex, occult studies and personal transformation (from May 16 to November 6).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are finance (until November 8); communication and intellectual interests (from November 8 onwards); friends, groups and group activities (until November 17); and career (from November 17 onwards).

Libra Health 2018 Horoscope

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. Now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

both Saturn and Uranus are in stressful aspect. Moreover, Pluto has been in stressful aspect with you since 2008 and this is still the situation this year. So there are two (and at times three) long-term planets in stressful alignment with you. Overall energy could be a lot better. You will have to try to make sure you maintain high energy levels. This is the first defence against disease. In many cases a good night’s sleep – or an afternoon nap – will do more for you than a visit to the doctor’s.

The good news is that your 6th house of health is strong this year. This shows focus. You’re on the case. You’re not going to let little things mushroom into big things. The danger would be if you were not paying attention.

Also, as our regular readers know, there is much you can do to enhance the health and prevent problems from developing. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your chart (the reflex points are shown below):

  • The heart. This has only become an important area for you, Libra, since 2008 (and even more important since 2011). Learn to replace worry and anxiety with faith.
  • The kidneys and hips. These are always important for Libra. Regular hip massage (and the buttocks too) should be part of your health regime. This will not only strengthen the kidneys but the lower back as well. A herbal kidney cleanse every now and then – especially if you feel under the weather – would be helpful.
  • The feet are another always important area, as Neptune, the planet that rules the feet, is your health planet. They have become even more important since 2012 as Neptune moved into his own sign and into your 6th house. Regular foot massage (see the chart above) should be part of your health regime. Shoes should fit correctly and not unbalance you. Comfort is preferable to fashion, although if you can have both, all the better. There are all kinds of inexpensive gadgets that give foot massage. There are some that even give foot whirlpool treatments. This would be a good investment.

Neptune is the most spiritual of all the planets. These days he is even more so than usual. Thus, you respond well to spiritual-type therapies – meditation, prayer, laying on of hands, reiki and the manipulation of subtle energies. If you feel under the weather, see a spiritual healer.

Neptune rules the oceans and he resides these days in a water sign. Thus you have a special connection to the healing power of the water element. You will find it very beneficial – from the health perspective – to spend more time around water: oceans, rivers and lakes. Swimming, boating, water skiing and water sports are healthy kinds of exercises. If you feel under the weather, soak in the tub for an hour or so and you will feel much better.

Libra Home and Family 2018 Horoscope

The home and your family have been a very important area for you for many years – ever since Pluto moved into your 4th house in 2008. This year it becomes even more important. Pluto is still there and Saturn joins him. Your 4th house is easily the strongest house (overall) in the Horoscope – it is also the most challenging.

Pluto in your 4th house for so long has brought deaths in the family. In some cases these were ‘figurative’ deaths – the family circle broke up or shifted – in some cases it was ‘literal’ death, with the actual death of family members. In many cases family members experienced surgery or near-death kinds of experiences. A cosmic detox has been going on in the family and domestic life and these happenings are some of the side-effects. Believe it or not, you are giving birth to your ideal of family life, the Divine Idea of how your family and home should be. The birthing process is seldom easy – generally there’s a lot of blood and gore – but the end result is good.

Pluto in your 4th house has also brought major repairs or renovations in the physical home, and more could happen this year too.

Saturn in your 4th house shows a rearrangement of the home and family life. It is getting restructured in a healthier kind of way. This aspect does not favour a move, but a need to make better use of the space that you have. If you feel cramped in your present home – and many of you do – the solution is to rearrange things in a different way. If you do, you will find that you have all the space that you need. A move is more likely next year (though it doesn’t seem like a smooth ride) than this year.

Saturn in your 4th house shows that you are taking on more responsibilities at home and with the family. This applies to you and also to a parent or parent figure. He or she seems unduly pessimistic – everything looks black – and this impacts on the family.

There will be a tendency to manage the home and family like a business, in a corporate kind of way. While this will bring efficiency and order (and a little of this is good), it can also put a chill on the family life. Family is about unconditional love and support. The family relationship transcends business.

Pluto is your financial planet. His position in the 4th house shows that you’re spending more on the home and family, investing here. It shows earning money through the family and family connections, and good family financial support.

Your financial planet in the 4th house favours making money from home – from a home office or home-based business. Your home is as much an office as it is a home. You can be buying business equipment for the home this year.

Repairs and renovations can happen any time this year (the plumbing especially should be checked), but if you have some free will in the matter, the period from March 17 to May 16 seems best. If you’re redecorating or beautifying the home in a cosmetic way, January 1–20 is good.

Siblings and sibling figures in your life are likely to move this year – the opportunity is there. A parent or parent figure has probably moved multiple times in recent years and it could happen this year too. But he or she is getting ready to settle down more. The wanderlust is about over.

Libra Finance and Career 2018 Horoscope

Last year, as Jupiter was in your own sign, was a strong financial year. This year will be even better as Jupiter, as we mentioned, spends most of the year – until early November – in your money house. This is a classic astrological signal of prosperity and good fortune. It shows expanded earnings. It shows that assets you already own are increased in value. Those of you who have stock portfolios will find that they are worth more. Since Jupiter rules your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests, your intellectual property (your ideas, writings, speeches, lectures, etc.) will be worth more. Jupiter not only increases physical earnings but brings happy financial opportunities as well. For investors, this position favours telecommunications, transportation and media companies. For-profit educational institutions are also favoured. Buying, selling, trading and retailing are favoured as well, and these activities are good for non-investors as well.

* You will have inspired financial ideas and a wonderful intuition this year (Neptune is making beautiful aspects to Jupiter for most of the year). Very often it is not money that we need, but an idea – a solution. And these you will have in abundance.

Pluto, your financial planet, has been in your 4th house of home and family for many years, and we have discussed some of this earlier. Thus you have a good feeling for residential real estate, the food business, hotels and motels, restaurants and industries that cater to the home. It is an aspect that favours a family kind of business. This could be your family business or a business that is run like a family, with a family kind of atmosphere to it. It shows, as we mentioned, earning from home, from a home office or a home-based business. You’re spending more on the home and family as well.

This is a strong financial year, but not an especially strong career year. Career just doesn’t seem that important. Wealth is more important than status, prestige or professional recognition. Some years are like that. The cosmos always aims for a balanced development and, over the course of a life, different areas will be emphasized over others.

There are two Lunar Eclipses this year (the normal number) and these always bring career change and ‘course corrections’. There will also be a Solar Eclipse in your 10th career house on July 13 that brings more of the same. We will discuss this in the monthly reports.

Your career planet is the Moon – the fastest moving of all the planets. Where the other fast-moving planets (the Sun, Mercury and Venus) need a year to move through all your signs and houses, the Moon will do this every month. Thus there are many short-term career trends depending on where the Moon is and the aspects she receives. We will deal with these in the monthly reports.

Libra Love and Social Life 2018 Horoscope

Uranus, the planet of sudden change – revolutionary change – has been in your 7th house of love for the past seven years. This has tested marriages and serious relationships. Many a Libra has divorced over these past years. Many have broken off serious relationships. For singles this position was not favourable to marriage. Happily this is changing now. Uranus is leaving your 7th house from May 16 to November 6: next year he will move out for the long haul.

Although Uranus is still a factor for approximately half the year, he has more or less done his job now, and the love and social life is becoming more settled. Serious committed relationships have a better chance of survival now.

I don’t think you will marry this year – next year would be much better for that – but there will be more stability in love. For the past seven years you have been attracting ‘non-serous’ kinds of people. Rebel types. Many were geniuses to be sure, but not people interested in commitment. They all seem to have a desire (more like a lust) for personal freedom. Over this long period your whole social circle has changed, probably out of all recognition. By now you have become more or less comfortable with sudden social changes and the insecurities they bring. This was Uranus’s whole purpose.

Love will not be as exciting as it has been over these last seven years, but it will be more stable and settled.

As we mentioned, marriage is not likely this year, but singles will still date and have fun. Mars, your love planet, will spend a lot of time – an unusual amount of time – in Aquarius, your 5th house of fun and creativity, this year. On and off, he will be there for approximately five months. This shows a love affair rather than a marriage – and a very complicated one.

Those working in or working on the second marriage have a status quo kind of year. Those of you who are marrieds will tend to stay married, and singles will tend to stay single. Those in or working on the third marriage will have their relationships tested. Three Solar Eclipses will see to that. If the marriage or relationship is basically sound, it will survive. Those working on the fourth marriage shouldn’t marry just yet.

Your love planet, Mars, will go retrograde this year – this tends to happen once every two years and will be from June 26 to August 27. This is not a time to make important love decisions one way or another. It is a time to gain clarity.

There seems to be much turmoil and upheaval in your friendships this year as well. Four out of the five eclipses this year impact on them. Thus friends are experiencing life-changing kinds of events and this could affect your relationship.

Libra Self-Improvement 2018 Horoscope

Uranus’s move into your 8th house of regeneration shows you’re entering an era of sexual experimentation. This is neither good nor bad; it all depends on how you handle it. On the one hand, all the old rule books about sex – the dos and don’ts – get thrown out the window and you learn about what works for you through trial, error and experimentation. Since, as our regular readers know, every person is ‘wired up’ in a unique way, you can’t really make universal rules about this. You learn how you personally function and what works for you. On the other hand, sometimes these experiments can go too far – they can actually be destructive. This should be avoided.

Many of you are involved in personal transformation. It is very trendy these days. You will be more experimental here too.

Saturn will be in your 4th house all year. We have discussed the physical kinds of effects this will have, but this position has a great impact on your emotional life too – on your everyday moods and feelings. Your 4th house is not just about where you live physically, but where you live emotionally. So, a reorganization of the emotional life is happening. You’re going to learn to manage your moods the way you manage your physical circumstances. It was never intended that people be ‘victims’ of mood or emotion. Mood and emotion are intended to serve us.

In this process of managing emotion – and the cosmos will arrange things so that it becomes necessary – mistakes are often made. Self-control, to many, means repression – the stifling of true feelings. (Often this is because you feel unsafe in expressing them.) This can’t go on for very long. It is like trying to stifle a yawn. You can do it for a time, but sooner or later, it is going to happen and it will be much stronger than it would have been. Not only that, but holding back your feelings can cause many other problems – depression and even physical illness.

A Technique for Meditation we give other ways of getting rid of unwanted feelings (see Chapters 2 and 3).

Spiritual healing has been strong in your chart for many years. So, it has been a great interest. You’re going deeper and deeper into it. You already understand much but there’s always more to learn.

The important thing in spiritual healing is to acknowledge no other healing force but the Divine. This doesn’t mean that a doctor or therapist can’t be a help; it means that you seek your healing from the Divine first. The Divine can heal directly or through therapists or doctors. The important thing is to stay open to the moment-by-moment intuition.

Libra Horoscope 2018