What your love life will look like this 2018
January has passed and we're now entering the month of love! What do the stars have in store for us when it comes to romantic relationships this year?
With Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018, privacy in relationships will be prioritized. Jupiter rules higher learning, so perhaps reforms on sex education programs will be implemented, as we'll be discussing topics like gender stereotypes, privacy protection (especially in this digital age), and battling rape culture. Scorpio rules inner motivations, so the focus will be on understanding human behavior and consent, which could made a huge difference in the way we love.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Your urge to merge is intensified this year, with Jupiter residing your 8th house of intimacy and sexuality. For Aries in a relationship, you may decide to join your lives in more permanent ways by moving in together, getting engaged, making it official OR you might call it quits. Two eclipses in Leo blazing in your 5th house may bring unexpected chemistry and possibly some extra drama this 2018.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Relationships are at the forefront for you this 2018 as lucky Jupiter soars through the committed zones of your chart all year. Finally, after that restrictive Saturn in your planet of luck from 2012 to 2017, what a refreshing change. After all, what didn’t kill you made you wiser and the battle scars have taught you much and prepared you for happy and healthy partnerships in 2018!
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
Congratulations, Gemini! Restrictive Saturn’s 3 year cycle through your opposite sign of Sagittarius has ended. Was it a challenging time that put your partnerships to the test? The good news, though, is that in November 2017, expansive Jupiter arrived, bringing you inspiring growth and long-term prospects. Your work’s not over yet though as Saturn is in your 8th house of intimacy – there to teach you lessons on commitment and how relationships are built to last. Prepare to come face-to-face with your fears and commitment issues, which will prepare you for a brighter ending.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Did someone call Cupid? Get ready for a major year of growth in the game of love. Expansive Jupiter spends most of the year in your passionate 5th house, bringing new attractions and blessing you with that extra dose of charm. However, it won’t stay casual for long with serious Saturn in your committed relationship house until 2020. For coupled Cancers, your relationship will be tested to prioritize romance again.
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
Your relationships are changing, as well as your priorities ,as we enter the second year of a series of eclipses in Leo and Aquarius. From 2017 to 2019, major transformations will alter your entire approach to partnership. Eclipses are known to bring sweeping changes. To top that off, in November, expansive Jupiter starts a 13-month visit to your passionate 5th house. One thing is certain: love will be anything BUT business this 2018!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Even if your love life won’t take center stage this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, Virgo! With expansive Jupiter in your 3rd house of communication, single Virgos will enjoy lighthearted flirting and engaging conversations. Check out the options before you commit. Coupled Virgos can keep the sparks lit by exploring new hobbies, getting involved in your community, and by mingling in fresh scenes. Karmic Saturn will spend the next 3 years in your romantic 5th house making you even more picky and discerning than you already are. Another reason not to rush, Virgo!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This year, Libra, your confidence is contagious and irresistible, as Jupiter enters your second house of self-worth. Surprisingly, you’re more attracted to security now and crave for someone more stable. You shift perspective and a friend who you once considered a bore now seems like a great catch. For coupled Libras, it’s a great time to be more grounded in your current relationship. Two passion-powered eclipses this February and July could bring new romance for you this 2018.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
What a great time of the year for love Scorpio. Jupiter in your sign makes you fall in love with yourself again. Quirky Uranus starts an 8-year visit to your committed relationship house in May, bringing intriguing people into your circle. Your partnerships can go through big changes. For the single Scorpio, you could shock yourself by choosing someone so not your type. Under this impulsive transit, you may rush into (and out of) relationships at lightning speed. Don’t break too many hearts!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
After 7 years, impulsive Uranus leaves your 5th house of passion and love mid-May. Goodbye drama! Jupiter will be in your 12th house of illusion until November though, and you might just be swept off your feet. In the middle of July, an eclipse happening in your 8th house of intimacy could suddenly make you want to commit or call it quits. Give yourself quiet time to think things through and process your emotions. When Jupiter enters Sagittarius for 13 months in November, you’ll be ready to spread your wings!
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Suit up for a plot twist as quirky Uranus starts an 8-year journey through your 5th house of romance this May, sparking desires that will come out of nowhere. Capricorns in a relationship should spice things up a little, as experimental and unconventional Uranus pushes you to get the fire burning once again. The July solar eclipse in your house of commitment might push you to get official, fast! Coupled Capricorns may decide to start a new chapter of their lives with their partners. What a refreshing change of pace!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The stars have a lot in store for your love life this year, water-bearer. Your personal needs and your approach to relationships are changing – for the better. This could bring either a decision to either split or to improve and work things out with your long-time love. With the 4 eclipses in the Leo/Aquarius polarity, the lesson you will need to learn is to find the balance between yourself and the other.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
The last two years may have been super heavy for you in terms of relationships, am I right? You may have gotten serious with a special someone or parted ways. Now is the time to nurture yourself. Allow yourself to see the world, travel, as Jupiter sits on your 9th house of freedom and cultural exchange. Those that allow you your time alone, respect your need to be free from time to time, are those that will stay. For the single Pisces, someone from another culture or another country might just be waiting around the block. – Rappler.com
Monica Lopez Gamboa, also known as Monch the Mystic, completed Debra Silverman’s Online Astrology Program in April 2016 and has been giving readings since. Her dream is that one day the entire country (and the world!) will be able to speak the language of the stars as an avenue for self-awareness and self-actualization. Book a reading with Monch on her website.