ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 19)
What helps you feel wild and free? Do more of that for a whole mindset shift. The rebel planet, Uranus, returns to your sign for one last hoorah, activating your inner free-spirit. Feeling liberated from limitations starts with a decision to live in the present moment. In doing so, you can accept your life without blaming the past or worrying about the future. Therefore, be present moment-to-moment, and revel in the excitement of living life in this way. You have started an expansive cycle. It’s a time to widen your perspective about what's possible and adopt an abundant attitude. The new moon on December 6 offers a chance to see new horizons, and you could travel for the holidays. Professionally, if you have reached a peak, you are ready to look for another goal. Your ambition is on the rise after December 21, but you may feel tension as others in your life request more of you. The full moon on December 22 could shine some light on how to have more balance. By December 31, you will be ready to take a leap of faith in 2019, and Mars enters your sign to boost your courage for taking healthy risks. You will be able to discern where to focus. Love is as much of an adventure as everything else. For some, that means being brave in popping (or answering) the question. If you are single, you could get serious about swiping right. With positive energy flowing, have fun, and close out 2018 with a bang.
TAURUS (APRIL 20 - MAY 20)
As Venus moves back on track after its retrograde journey, you can release worry and heal strife. Experiences of pleasure, style, relaxation, and romance will return. You could feel every emotion more deeply, especially love vibes, which is excellent news if you are in the throes of a new relationship and swept up in the magic of it all. You and your partner may enter a new chapter after resolving key issues. Your emotional triggers are more apparent, along with how to manage them in healthy ways. If you are single, you could nostalgically reflect on past loves as you ready yourself for a new relationship. Live in the present, though. Focus on your financial goals early in the month. Set intentions that reflect changes you’d like to make. Ritualize it at the new moon on December 6. Then, leave financial regrets and fears behind so that you can start 2019 with momentum for economic growth. On December 21, the winter solstice represents the turning of a new cycle of completion for you. It’s time to finish any ongoing projects you started in January or to let go of any unmanifested resolutions. Start next year with a blank canvas and create the life you imagine by investing in your dreams. As the month winds to a close, take time off to play. Your sense of adventure could lure you out of town, especially around December 22. Relaxation is essential for a hard-working Taurus, as you need balance in life.
GEMINI (MAY 20 - JUNE 20)
Before you jump forward into 2019, center yourself in the present. While 2018 may not have been your most comfortable year, it was one of tremendous progress. You climbed to new heights and lifted your vibe. Maybe you are still a work in progress, but pause to pat yourself on the back. 2018 will go down as one of your most memorable years. This month, laughter is the best medicine for warding off seasonal bugs. Your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde until December 6. Exercise caution. A balanced mind means a balanced body, and you can prevent slip-ups or accidents. Professional opportunities abound, but discern which ones deserve your attention. Now is not a time to scatter your energy; focus on the most lucrative endeavors, especially on December 22. Your love life is a different story, as romantic sensibilities awaken early in the month. If you’ve been single, you could start to feel a tug from your heartstrings alerting you to wake up to the possibility of love. If you are in a relationship, let your heart (not your head) lead. If things have been rough, stick it out a little longer and see what manifests in early 2019. The new moon on December 6 encourages you to take a chance on love. Let courage guide your actions, especially if you have been afraid to take a friendship to a new level, ask out that person who’s piqued your interest, be the first to say I love you or make a commitment.
CANCER (JUNE 21 - JULY 22)
Do you sometimes wish elves would come and help tackle your to-do list? If so, you may want to call on the sprites of TaskRabbit so you can remain semi-peaceful during this busy time. Delegate simple tasks so you can focus on top priorities, especially if you’ve been thinking about launching a business endeavor. The new moon on December 6 offers you a green light. On December 7, Mars and Neptune team up in Pisces, activating your inner pacifist. With ongoing conflicts, you may make amends or find ways to let go gracefully. Do not carry resentment or regret into 2019. Mercury stations direct on December 6 and your mental fog will lift. As Chiron stations direct on December 8, you could experience transformational healing before holiday visits with family and friends rekindle sentiments from the past. Venus helps you delight in the magic of the season, and you could feel more romantic as you open your heart to connect to loved ones in deeper ways, especially on December 16. Someone from your past could show interest, but proceed with caution. At the winter solstice on December 21, feelings for a romance you thought was a fling might intensify. By the end of the month, your intuition will guide you to the next steps. Venus and Mars shine favorably on you this month, and you have full access to your heart. Let it lead you in all ways. With this passionate energy, you could fall in love all over again.
LEO (JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)
Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is shining in your sector of creative expression. Think of it as a spotlight shining down on you. What will you create? What performances will you produce in your life? With the new moon on December 6, your choices are limitless. Perhaps you have been asked to take on a leadership position or chair a committee. Allow yourself to shine, and do not allow anything or anyone to sabotage you. You’ve got drive and passion, but you will need focus and discipline, which will drive your success after the full moon on December 22. As 2018 draws to a close, you may feel sentimental about closing a chapter of life. It’s okay to reflect on the past, but remember to return to the present moment. The past can lure you back in time, and you could risk feeling stuck in old stories. If you are returning home for the holidays or preparing your home to welcome others, be open in expressing yourself without hesitation. Holiday festivities can warm your heart, but be careful not to lose your grounding in romance, especially around December 16. If you are newly involved in a relationship, move forward slowly and gracefully. If you are in a committed relationship, your heart is going through an expansion process. You may feel emotions more intensely. Express them honestly, and your passion will be contagious. If you have had relationship complications, then expressing truth can help resolve lingering issues.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)
With Mercury retrograde until December 6, you could feel nostalgic as you decorate for the holidays or make end-of-the-year plans. As a result, your thoughts could turn to family matters or you could reconnect with your personal history. Journeying back in time could send your emotions into overdrive. If so, good! That means you are healing. By making peace with your past, you can start anew in 2019. The new moon on December 6 introduces a personal breakthrough with implications for your professional life. You are awakening to your potential and accessing your charisma. On December 21, the sun enters your sector of creative expression and helps you come out from the shadows and into the spotlight. Also, this is a highly fertile time, when you have heightened maternal or paternal instincts. Romance is a highlight, especially with the full moon on December 22. A flirtation could develop into something more, which would be a fun way to close out 2018. If you are in a relationship, take breaks from the busyness of the holiday season to connect with your partner. While managing your task list is important, the pure magic of the season unfolds when you are truly present to experience the love in your life. Look through life with the eyes of a child this month, with awe, wonder, and anticipation. Then, venture into 2019 with that spirit. If you do, worries will be far from your mind, and hope could inspire your imagination.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 22)
You start the month as a traveler on a journey. Keep following the path ahead, one step after another. By the full moon on December 22, you will arrive. Unless you are taking a major trip this month, read this as a metaphor. Your destination is not a physical one; you are returning home. While you may have plans to visit your childhood home or a relative’s house, your true home is the meeting point between your body and spirit, and it’s felt and sensed through your heart. Let all roads lead you there this month, as this is the foundation of self-love and fulfilling relationships.Your ruling planet Venus is in the sign of Scorpio from December 2 on, and she’s encouraging you to adopt a more calculated approach to your spending and saving habits. As a Libra, you have a generous spirit when it comes to gift-giving. However, think twice before taking on debt in the process. Mercury is retrograde until December 6, and you could find yourself reconnecting with people from your past. Resist the impulse to jump back into a relationship. Your emotions may be more exaggerated this month than usual, and you may miss some red flags. Your love life has undergone a metamorphosis, and if you recently ended a relationship, you're still in a healing process. There are some promising upcoming transits for your love life. For now, expand your heart's capacity for love, abundance, and joy by practicing gratitude and noticing the goodness in your life.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 21)
In the incredible moments after the fulfillment of a desire, you feel grateful and connected. It’s exciting to see your dreams come to fruition. It can feel like magic. At the beginning of the month, reflect on those moments of 2018. While it may not have been the easiest year, it was one of expansion and growth. 2019 starts on a high note, especially for your finances. A turning point is in sight for money stressors. After December 21, Capricorn season starts, and it’s a good time to connect with siblings or friends who feel like family. You could experience some breakthroughs in those relationships, and you may even take a last-minute trip for a visit. Rather than stressing about all of the tasks on your to-do list, try to be present with the people in your life and cherish priceless shared moments. Venus moves back into your sign on December 2. If you are single, make the most of this influence and open yourself to the possibility of meeting someone new. Small talk may lead to more in-depth conversations. So, do not dismiss someone if you don’t relate at first. They may be cautious and holding back until trust has been established. If you are involved in a relationship, you will likely enjoy this month. With Venus and Mars in water signs, your sensitivities are heightened, allowing you to be more open and vulnerable with those you love, adding to your overall charm. Rather than trying to play it cool, let your soft underbelly show.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21)
Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, shines in your favor, offering overwhelming optimism and faith. You could tap into a wellspring of inner truth. Watch for messages from your animal spirits and helpers, and start gathering insights from the natural world around you. The sun shines in your sign until December 21, urging you out of the shadows. If you have considered taking your work to a new level, lay the groundwork now. You may need some extra grounding at the beginning of the month as the impulse to move in new directions leaves you uneasy on your feet. Take careful steps, literally and metaphorically, especially around December 6. Changes in your home could spark tension in your relationships with family members. Try to view any conflicts from multiple angles. Emotions tend to run high around the holidays, and with all of this goodness flowing, you want peace in the home. Money stressors may be up as the year ends, but positive changes are on the horizon. After December 22, an informative financial discussion could offer clarity about your investments. The new moon on December 6 signals a fresh start in your life, but you have to be specific about what you want and set clear intentions. Deeply explore your inner world to hone your desires. Perhaps love isn’t your top priority right now. Then, invest in experiencing more joy. If you are involved in a relationship, you could feel more nostalgic during the first part of the month. Glimpses back in time can help you gain an appreciation for and be more present with one another.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)
The nonmaterial aspects of life offer immeasurable riches. As a practical person, you may try to quantify things like time spent with family, rest, relaxation, or reconnecting with a childhood friend. Instead, from time to time, give your inner taskmaster a break and live in the moment. Flight delays or flat tires could be blessings in disguise—ones that you may never comprehend. Trust that everything happens for a reason. Maybe restore your belief in angels? After all, 'tis the season. Now, we will appeal to your practical side. Uranus has moved back into Aries and your fourth house of home and family. Sudden changes could shake up the foundation. Though likely temporary, you could go through an unsettling adjustment period. Go with the flow. Professionally, dedicate yourself to a goal with long-term potential. Stay committed to the end game. The sun enters your sign on December 21, and then it's all about you. On December 22, the full moon activates your seventh house of partnership. Commitment is a keyword for you as we move into the end of the month, and you could decide to solidify a promise around December 16. If you are single, you may have a nostalgic look at the past in the early part of the month with Mercury retrograde until December 6. Try not to focus on regrets or disappointments. Instead, remain open-hearted and available to connect with others, trusting yourself to make different choices in the present and future.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 18)
Let your inner social butterfly out to play. Friendships and social gatherings will be a priority, but you may have to strike a balance between obligations and wants. Under pressure from others, you could realize a limitation of being in a physical world; you can't be in two places at once. It’s okay to say no. Prioritize your activities according to meaning. Mercury is retrograde until December 6, and you could have slight professional detours. If so, take a break and refocus. Pushing forward in a time of reprieve results in frustration. Follow the flow. Jupiter in Sagittarius helps expand your future vision. Brainstorm and your innovative ideas could soon pay off. With the extra motivation needed to improve finances, think about shifting your energy around money before taking practical steps. One of the best ways to do that is to help someone in need or contribute to your favorite cause. Ritualize the process by practicing gratitude. Another way to shift money energy is to release shame about past decisions or debt. Start 2019 with a clean slate by committing to feeling more prosperous. Challenging conversations with your partner early in the month could lead to minor misunderstandings. By December 16, you will reach an understanding. Draw closer to one another as 2018 ends by focusing on your connecting points instead of challenges. If you are single, enjoy your freedom as you balance an active social life with "you" time. If a lover from the past wants to reconnect, proceed with caution.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20)
With Mars in your sign until December 31, you have the courage to speak your truth, face your greatest fears, or clear obstacles out of your way. How would your life be different if you had no fear? The answer to that question outlines the next necessary steps on your path as you prepare for 2019. Opportunities for recognition abound as Jupiter settles into Sagittarius and your career sector. As the largest planet in the solar system, it serves as a symbol for what could come. So, if you have been thinking of making a career change, you could receive an opportunity. Set intentions at the new moon on December 6, and aim high. Think expansively as you plan your next career moves. If you do not seek a change, then work with fervor and enthusiasm, and you will receive recognition for a job well done. The solstice on December 21 helps you come out of hiding, and then the full moon on December 22 activates your creativity. At the end of the month, you desire deeper connections and conversations. If you are single, accept invitations to parties or holiday gatherings. If you are involved in a relationship, Mars in your sign most of the month means passion in your partnership. To access more of it, allow yourself to feel the full spectrum of emotions and embrace vulnerability, especially on December 16. If possible, embark on an adventure to ring in the new year.
© 2018 by Rachel Lang