Saturn’s move out of Sagittarius late last year is a great thing for you. You feel as if a major burden has been taken off your shoulders. You have more energy and optimism, and health will definitely improve. More on this later.

Jupiter spends most of the year in your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests. So this is a great year for expanding your knowledge, for taking courses in subjects that interest you and for doing more reading. Students below college level will be successful in school. The mind is sharp and absorbs information quickly. It is also a wonderful aspect for writers, teachers, journalists and bloggers. You communicate well and easily. Sales, marketing, PR and advertising people should also do well. Their skills are enhanced.

On November 8 Jupiter will move into his own sign and house – where he can operate in a much stronger fashion. This shows moves (fortunate ones) or renovations of the existing home. The family circle gets enlarged. More details later.

Virgo Horoscope 2018

Late last year – very late – Saturn made a major move from your 4th to your 5th house, where he’ll remain for the year ahead (and next year too). You will need to be more selective in your leisure pursuits. Perhaps you will cut back on these things. Those of you in the creative arts will have to be more disciplined in your creativity. Children and children figures seem more difficult to handle.

Pluto has been in your 5th house for many years now – since 2008. So the above areas have been undergoing radical change anyway. Children or children figures could have had surgery or near-death kinds of experiences. On the other hand, they seem focused on their school work and are probably doing well in school.

The most notable headline this year is Uranus’s major, major move from Aries into Taurus, your 9th house. Since Uranus is your health and work planet, this is signalling job changes and changes in your health regime and health needs. More on this later.

Neptune has been in your 7th house of love for many years now. We have discussed this in previous years and the trend is still very much in effect (not trying to be repetitious here). There is still great idealism in love, with all the good and bad points that this brings. The whole love life – the love attitudes – are becoming more spiritualized. Again, there are more details later.

Your most important areas of interest this year are communication and intellectual interests (until November 8); home and family (from November 8 onwards); children, fun and personal creativity; love and romance; sex, occult studies, personal transformation (from January 1 to May 6 and from November 6 onwards); and foreign travel, religion and higher education (from May 16 to November 6).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year will be communication and intellectual interests (until November 8); home and family (from November 8 onwards); spirituality (until November 17); and friends, groups and group activities (from November 17 onwards).

Health 2018

(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. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health is always important to a Virgo and this year we see many, many changes here. This is in spite of the fact that health is unusually good. There is only one long-term planet in stressful alignment with you; the others are either making harmonious aspects or leaving you alone. Saturn’s move into Capricorn late last year, and Uranus’s move into Taurus this year are also enhancing the health. It is only later in the year – after November 8 – that another long-term planet begins to put stress on you. This will be Jupiter, and his effects are usually mild.

Health may be good this year, but you’re still making important changes. There will be two eclipses in your 6th house this year – a Solar Eclipse on February 15 and a Lunar Eclipse on July 27. This always produces change, and sometimes it produces a health scare. But since your energy is so good, it is not likely to be anything more than that.

Uranus, your health planet, will be making a brief excursion into your 9th house this year. This will also bring much change. During his stay in Taurus the head, face and scalp – which have been important for the past seven years – become less important. Physical exercise – though a good thing – can be down-played as well. You will feel all these changes more strongly next year, as Uranus moves into Taurus for the long haul.

Good though your health is, you can make it even better. And what Virgo doesn’t want better health? Give more attention to the following areas – the most vulnerable areas of your chart (the reflex points are shown below). This attention is likely to prevent problems from developing, and even if they do (because of strong karmic momentum) they will be much less severe – more like annoyances than disease.

  • The small intestine, which is always important to Virgo.
  • The ankles and calves are also always important to Virgo. Uranus, the planet that rules these areas, is your health planet, so regular massage of the ankles and calves (and the shin bone as well) should be part of your normal health regime. Give the ankles more support when you exercise.
  • The head, face and scalp. These have become important since Uranus has been in Aries for the past few years. So continue to massage these areas regularly (especially until May 16 and from November 6 onwards). Craniosacral therapy is also good for the head.
  • The musculature has been important for the past seven years and is still important for a while this year (until May 16 and from November 6 onwards). So it is still important to maintain good muscle tone. Weak or flabby muscles will knock the spine and skeleton out of alignment and this will create all kinds of other problems. So, vigorous exercise – according to your age and stage in life – is important.
  • The adrenals have also been important for the past seven years. It is important to avoid anger and fear as these two emotions stress the adrenals.
  • The neck and throat start to become important from May 16 to November 6. Neck massage will be good. Tension tends to collect here and needs to be released. Craniosacral therapy is good for the neck as well.

With Uranus as your health planet, you tend to be experimental in health matters. You like to follow the ‘latest’, most trendy therapies or diets. This coming year (and in future years) you become a bit more conservative in health matters, and less likely to embrace the ‘new’ merely because it is new. You will be slower to make changes.

Home and Family 2018

Your 4th house is not a house of power for most of the year. But this will change, as we mentioned, after November 8 as Jupiter moves into this house. Until then you’re more or less treading water here.

However, Jupiter in your 3rd house can be read as in the spiritual 12th house of the family. (Make the 4th house the 1st house – since we’re dealing with family – and count forward.) Thus the family – and especially one of the parents or parent figures in your life – are in a highly spiritual kind of period for much of this year. There is much internal growth happening – behind the scenes growth – which will become visible after November 8 and well into next year.

This parent or parent figure seems financially stressed. He or she is reorganizing the finances. It’s not more income that they need, just better financial management – better use of their existing resources. Usually the problem is caused by taking on some additional financial responsibility. They can feel a sense of lack even if they are prospering on the objective level. The feeling is still there. Their financial picture changes for the better after November 8.

Jupiter in the 4th house brings happiness in the home and with the family. If there have been problems, there is much relief. Even good fortune. The family as a whole becomes more prosperous. Your home, and perhaps your furnishings, become more valuable. Family support will be better than usual and family connections will also tend to be helpful.

As we mentioned, this aspect often brings a move and the fortunate purchase or sale of a home. But this need not be taken too literally. Often the existing home is renovated. Perhaps a new extension or a new room is added. This would also fit the symbolism. Often expensive items are purchased for the home. Equally, often there is the purchase of another home (or, you discover that you have access to a second home). The whole effect is ‘as if’ you had moved, ‘as if’ the home was enlarged, ‘as if’ you are in new and better domestic circumstances.

Virgos of childbearing age start to become more fertile from November 8 onwards, and this will be the case for the next two years. Jupiter in the 4th house signals the enlargement of the family circle. Generally this happens through birth or marriage, but sometimes this happens through meeting people who are ‘like’ family to you. You have this feeling towards them and vice versa.

Renovations or major repairs will go better from January 26 to March 17 and from November 8 onwards. If you’re beautifying the home – repainting or redecorating in a cosmetic kind of way – November 22 to December 21 is a good time for this.

Parents or parent figures will probably not move this year. One of the parents is having a very strong love and social year. If he or she is single, there is romance. Siblings and sibling figures are prospering this year. There are some shakeups in the home (probably some repairs) but a move is more likely next year. Children and children figures in your life have probably had multiple moves in recent years. There could be more this year, but they seem ready for more stability, ready to settle down. Grandchildren (if you have them) seem very unsettled and restless. They might not move, but they will live in different places for long periods of time.

Finance and Career 2018

The last two years were banner financial years for you, Virgo. Most of your financial goals (the short-term ones at least) have been attained and you don’t seem that focused or concerned about money this year. Your empty money house shows a lot of freedom here, but the focus – the interest – is not there. This tends to the status quo.

This lack of attention is perhaps the major financial weakness these days. But then again, if nothing’s wrong why focus?

Jupiter, as we have mentioned, spends most of the year in your 3rd house. This would indicate a new car (and a good one) and new communication equipment (also good quality). It shows the prosperity of siblings and sibling figures in your life. You earn from your communication and intellectual skills. It favours, as we have mentioned, sales, marketing, writing, teaching, blogging, advertising and PR. Trading – buying and selling – would also be favoured.

Venus is your financial planet, and she is an excellent one to have. This is her natural domain and she is strong in this role. But she is a fast-moving planet. In any given year she will move through all the sectors of your Horoscope (although this year, because of her retrograde period, she will only move through 11 of your 12 houses). So there are many short-term financial trends that depend on where Venus is and the aspects she is receiving. These are best covered in the monthly reports.

Venus, because of her retrograde, will spend an unusual amount of time in your money house – from August 7 to September 9 and again from November 11 to December 2. This is a signal for prosperity, but perhaps not as great as you have had in the past two years.

Venus will be retrograde (a rare occurrence compared with the other planets) from October 5 to November 16. This will be a time to put your finances under review. A time to gain clarity on your financial goals and the improvements you want to make. It will not be especially good for making important financial moves.

This is not a particularly strong career year. Most of the long-term planets are below the horizon of your chart. Your 10th house of career is not a house of power and, with the exception of the short-term planets, it is basically empty. The year ahead is more about gaining internal harmony; about feeling right rather than doing right. Doing right will come later on.

With fast-moving Mercury as your career planet, there will be many short-term career trends that depend on where he is and the aspects he receives. This too is best covered in the monthly reports.

Love and Social Life 2018

Neptune, as we have mentioned, has been in your 7th house of love for some years now, and will be there for many more to come. Neptune, the most spiritual and idealistic of all the planets, is not only your love planet, but he is in his own sign and house. Thus he is even more spiritual, more idealistic, than usual. So, you’re looking for the ideal love, the perfect love. Your standards are very, very high. It is doubtful that any mortal human could live up to them. There are many loving human beings out there, but the fact that they’re human – in mortal bodies – puts some limitation on this. So, these imperfections can create a subtle feeling of dissatisfaction.

Often, with Neptune involved in love, there is a tendency to ‘idealize’ the partner. To project a perfection that doesn’t really exist. This is the psyche’s attempt, like Pygmalion, to create the ideal love. But, of course, every now and then reality breaks through and a sense of disappointment comes in. Still, it is fun while the illusion lasts. Everyone more or less knows that romance is 90 per cent magic and only 10 per cent logic. So as long as you can keep the magic going, there is happiness.

Having said all the above, the year ahead is going to be a happy love and social year. You’re in the mood for romance. Jupiter is making beautiful aspects to your love planet almost all year – until November 8. So if you’re unattached, you’re pretty certain to meet someone special – the cosmos will bring the opportunity to you. Singles will date more and attend more parties. Those who are married should have more harmony and romance within the marriage, and they too will be socializing more and making new and significant friends. The family and family connections seem to be playing an important role in the love life – perhaps by playing Cupid.

With Neptune so involved in love, the spiritual connection – the spiritual compatibility – is ultra-important. With spiritual compatibility almost every problem can be worked out. But without it, even little things can be insurmountable. Thus you are attracted to spiritual types of people. You find musicians, poets, psychics, spiritual channels alluring. Romantic opportunities happen in spiritual settings – the prayer meeting, the meditation or spiritual seminar, the charity event or the yoga weekend. If you’re running to the bars and clubs in search of love, you’re just wasting your time. You might find entertainment in these places, but not love.

Those of you in your second marriage will have the marriage tested this year. Those working towards the third marriage are better off not marrying. The love life will be exciting, but there is no need for commitment. Those in or working on the third marriage will have a stable kind of year. Those who are married will most likely stay married, singles will most likely stay single.

Self-Improvement 2018

There are many dramatic changes happening in your spiritual life this year. A lot of attitudes and opinions will get blasted away. There will be changes in your practice, your teachings and perhaps your teachers. The Sun, your spiritual planet, will get eclipsed three times this year – usually this only happens twice. Further, there will be two eclipses in your 12th house of spirituality – one a Lunar Eclipse the other a Solar. So, four out of the five eclipses this year directly impact here. Realize that these things – these shakeups and changes – are for your good. They will advance you on your path. Often what holds us back are false ideas and concepts of what spirituality is. These things need to be blasted away so that something authentic can come in.

With the Sun as your spiritual planet you would gravitate to the solar-oriented paths – the esoteric side of Christianity would be comfortable. The path of beauty and creativity would also be comfortable. The same laws that go into creating a painting or sculpture – or any other work of art – are the same laws that the Divine used to create the Universe. We learn about the creator by becoming mini-creators.

With spiritual Neptune in your 7th house of love and as your love planet, the path of love and devotion is powerful for you. You feel close to the Divine when you are in love. It is a challenging path, but powerful.

Neptune in your 7th house is not only making you idealistic about romance, but is executing a higher agenda. This is a long-term process. You are being led, step by step, through exaltations and disappointments, to spiritual love. This is above ‘romantic’ love. This love, when you contact it, will always love you perfectly and always supply every need in love. Every need means just that, no matter what it is. You will always feel like you’re on your honeymoon, whether you’re in a relationship or not. It is all the same. Each has different joys.

If the love life gets too complicated, or you feel overwhelmed and inadequate, your Horoscope is advising the ‘surrender’ of the love life to the Divine. Make a complete surrender with no equivocations. If this is done, you will find the whole love situation magically straightening out.

Get right spiritually and you will always have love.

Uranus is making a major move into your 9th house this year. This year it is a brief visit – an announcement of things to come. But next year he will move into your 9th house for the long haul. So, along with all the spiritual changes, there will be philosophical changes – changes (and dramatic ones) in your personal religion and philosophy of life. This relates to your spirituality but is not the same thing. Your belief systems will get tested and many of your beliefs will get shattered. Some of them should get shattered – often what passes for religion is nothing more than superstition.

Since Uranus is your health planet many of your philosophical beliefs about health and disease will get changed. This too is for your good. If you have a worldly perspective on this – the prevailing perspective – then you are subject to all kinds of needless ills. But if you understand the spiritual philosophy of health and disease, you become more immune to things. And, you have more tools at your disposal for when problems do arise.