Yearly Horoscope: Stars Over Tokyo 2018

Named for Janus, the Roman god of gateways and new beginnings, January invites blessings for the year to come

By Cathy Moe
January 1, 2018
Lifestyle, Monthly Horoscope

Welcoming the return of the 12-sign horoscope in 2018, we realign to the known — securing our focus on family, finances and your career.

2018 brings a welcome return to the 12-sign horoscope as Savvy and “Stars Over Tokyo” realign to the known — securing our focus on your family, finances and career (check your outlook in that regard with the Planetary Laws of Attraction index, featuring Career Boost, Family & Finances and Personal Allure). Here’s preview of what the zodiac has written for you in the year ahead.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)
PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19)
ARIES (March 20 – April 18)
TAURUS (April 19 – May 19)
GEMINI (May 20 – June 20)
CANCER (June 21 – July 21)
LEO (July 22 – Aug. 22)
VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 21)
LIBRA (Sep. 22 – Oct. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 20)

CAPRICORN December 21 – January 18

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Personal Allure: @@@

2018 is the year of the new you. This is true whether it’s romance you long for, a career that satisfies or both. Saturn has entered your sign for the first time in 27 years. It’s a star-based make-over, one that leaves you established and on your way up. If you’re feeling “in the money,” you might consider joining the Tokyo American Club (even if you’re not American). The solar eclipse Feb. 15 creates a portal where unfinished dreams reassert themselves. The way through is to be true to yourself so you end up where you want to be. Jupiter trines Neptune on May 25 and again on Aug. 19. Your career may expand faster than you planned. Make sure your income tracks this! The power you gain is deserved. It creates a legacy for others, as well as yourself. You’re being tested on a deep level. Family needs are, as always, a top priority. Don’t feel guilty about putting them first. Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. Venus goes direct Nov. 16. This means your money could go quickly, so make sure you wait for purchases until later in December.

AQUARIUS January 19 – February 17

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You can make things happen in 2018. Uranus, your ruling planet, goes direct. Plans are less likely to be upended. Saturn has entered your solar 12th house for the first time in 27 years. Karma combines with a need for healing and a safe place to nurture your dreams. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 is in Aquarius. It can change something important. Play it straight and you’ll see the results you’re looking for. Jupiter trines Neptune May 25, and again on  Aug. 19. There is very little you can’t do. While you’re on a lucky streak, be sure to check in with your intuition. Go ahead and be a little psychic, as not everyone may be telling the truth. Hone your sense of kuuki wo yomu (“reading the air”). It will pay off when those in authority — the “rule makers” — make decisions. Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. Venus goes direct Nov. 16. You probably can afford what you want on a stretch, but it’s worth waiting until later in December. Options will find you!

PISCES February 18 – March 19

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2018 is a year to indulge in your fantasies. You’ll still have meaningful work or you may channel your inner CEO and start a new business. Pisces has the flexibility and vision to become a leader, using an intuitive, empathetic approach. Uranus goes direct, so while things are still electric, the voltage won’t zap you. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 can change the path you’re on. It’s your job to either shine a light into the shadows or feel your way through to the truth. Jupiter trines Neptune in your sign May 25 and Aug. 19. This can be one of the luckiest times of your life. If you overdo it, it could go the opposite way. Be sure you keep strong personal and professional boundaries. Saturn has entered its own sign for the first time in 27 years. Friends you make and keep can be your foundation for success. Being a member of most any group will increase your chances. Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. This is a period of tapping into your spirit, as what you see and hear on the outside may not be accurate. Venus goes direct Nov. 16. She’s in a renewal sector of your chart. Go ahead and rejuvenate. A little self-pampering will take you a long way as the year winds up.

ARIES March 20 – April 18

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Your year is grounded in hope and reality. Saturn has entered its own sign for the first time in 27 years. You have the chance to bank on its strength. Do what you feel called to do. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 rearranges the landscape to start you on a path of power. Your career grows as family connections stabilize. The first Mercury retrograde of the year is in your sign, Mar. 22 to Apr. 15. Commitments made at this time are complicated. Jupiter trines Neptune May 25 and Aug. 19. Whether you consider tying the knot or streaking into the distance, remember your sign’s need for independence. Accepting yourself opens doorways. Venus buffs up your finances, but is retrograde Oct. 5 to Nov. 15. Keep something in reserve. You may plan a move or a new home as 2018 draws to a close.

TAURUS April 19 – May 19

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The year 2018 offers stability with a touch of luxury. Saturn, testing schedules and structure, is in its own sign for the first time in 27 years. A new form of power is born. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 offers a direction with rules you create. You’ll work smarter, not harder. Expanding your career is within reach. Remember your self-worth, as you’re ruled by Venus. Venus is unmotivated unless she feels valued and that goes for you, too. May 25, Jupiter trines Neptune. This happens again on Aug. 19. These two increase creativity, but also temptation. Skip the scandals. You may start a family or find yourself in a place you could happily call home. Wait to sign contracts when Mercury is retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. Otherwise, unseen complications may arise. Watch for family pressures as the year draws to a close. No need to repeat what you have done before.

GEMINI May 20 – June 20

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Celebrate 2018 with a visit to the Yayoi Kusama Museum. Stability and security continue to grow. This is particularly true in relationships. Saturn is its own sign for the first time in 27 years. It’s in your solar eighth house of what you share with another. What you have built with long-term planning and foresight brings you to a top position. No plans? You’re given the ability to catch up. What you do with hard work pays off. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 taps into your ideas for travel. Closely connected to Mercury, you can mention your thoughts in a casual way and end up booking a trip. Jupiter trines Neptune on May 25 and again on Aug. 19. Big wins can melt away if you’re not careful. Keep something for yourself. Family seems to need much of your attention when Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. Luckily, Venus goes direct Nov. 16, so the money you need to pursue a few luxuries is there for your pleasure.

CANCER June 21 – July 21

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The year 2018 can bring the partner of your dreams or add more work to a relationship. Saturn has entered this area of your chart for the first time in 27 years. The security and stability offered is partially undone by family interactions. If it feels like a test, it’s one your soul can handle. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 brings a wobble to your trajectory. Feel like there might be some top level hypocrisy? This doesn’t mean all is lost. In fact, the realignment make take you closer to where you’re happiest. Jupiter trines Neptune May 25, and again on Aug. 19. It creates a grand trine with your sign. You can be extremely lucky, and sense the currents of the universe, or you may feel drawn out to the boundaries of emotion. Stay grounded with the attention required by family and your career. Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. This is a period of reconsideration. Venus moves direct Nov. 16, a great time for beauty treatments and purchases. Relax in a little luxury as the end of the year plays out.

LEO July 22 – August 22

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2018 begins with Uranus going direct. Changes blend easily with your hopes and dreams in romance and family. As a fire sign, it’s all about red when it comes to winter fashion. You’re a trend setter, exuding confidence wherever you go. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 brings a “correction” that fits with your lifestyle. It’s connected to Mercury, so your friends will hear about it. Jupiter trines Neptune on May 25 and again on Aug. 19. There’s no escaping the good fortune that comes your way. While you’re raking it in, be sure to save a little. The second Mercury retrograde of the year is in your sign, July 25 to Aug. 18. You’ll get through it! Tempting treats await as Venus moves direct Nov. 16. Saturn is in its own sign for the first time in 27 years. You can borrow on its structuring energy, build a career and create your own path.

VIRGO August 23 – September 21

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2018 begins with a drifty, dreamy quality. Soon to be shaken up as Uranus goes direct! Luckily, changes required to keep your mind happy are in alignment. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 signals the end of a belief system and the installment of another. Jupiter trines Neptune May 25 and again on Aug. 18. This is a wildly fortunate aspect and creativity is at a high peak. You may receive recognition, a contract or an award if you are in the arts, music or intuitive sciences. While this can bring extreme good luck, it could dissolve if you don’t act in the moment. Know that your participation adds to the greater whole. Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. At the same time, Venus goes direct. Don’t give up on a person or project, but don’t let it swallow you whole. Saturn is in its own sign for the first time in 27 years. It’s not supposed to be easy, but it can bring lasting love.

LIBRA September 22 – October 22

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Energy rises in 2018 and takes you with it. You’ve been riding the back end of Uranus, opposing your sign. It finally goes direct. Having said that, the dragon may be soothed, but it’s still a dragon. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 is in your romance sector. You could go deeper in a relationship or start a new one. Inherent changes are easy to adjust to and more your style. Jupiter trines Neptune May 25 and again on Aug. 19. This is a mystical connection and can bring good fortune, including a promotion. Being a sociable type, what about a visit to Sake Scene Masufuku to widen your horizons? Saturn is in its own sign for the first time in 27 years. You are likely to meet some power players. Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6, which can turn things upside down or at least make them move slowly. Treat yourself as Venus goes direct in your sign Nov. 16. Anything that makes you feel pampered helps both your career and your family!

SCORPIO October 23 – November 21

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2018 holds more than one bonus for you. Saturn is in its own sign for the first time in 27 years. Stability, security, and easing of financial pressures help you catch your breath. The Feb. 15 solar eclipse changes up your home life. Are you in a committed relationship? Think dating for companionship is not really your scene? Feelings are up and down like a roller coaster when Jupiter trines Neptune May 25 and again on Aug. 19. While emotions may seem overwhelming, this can be an extremely fortunate time. Be true to yourself as your career picks up speed. You’ll want to lock in finances and expenses. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign Nov. 16 and pops back up, direct, in your income sector on Dec. 6. At the same time, Venus goes direct Nov. 16. This duo brings news or a bonus. Either way, you’re covered to enjoy the best moments of the year.

SAGITTARIUS November 22 – December 20

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2018 brings more of what you want just when you were about to give up. Saturn has entered its own sign for the first time in 27 years. You are ruled by Jupiter, so you are a visionary type, less interested in the slowing down that Saturn requires. Yet it’s the very act of not being able to move forward that will ultimately bring you success. You’ll release what doesn’t serve you, like outworn habits or self-doubt. The solar eclipse Feb. 15 is a little like expecting a chocolate caramel and ending up with a salted pistachio. Weird, but good for you. You love to have an audience, so put your best face forward and keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Jupiter trines Neptune May 25 and again on Aug. 19. You could be the luckiest sign of the zodiac. Take your winnings, rewards and recognition, and challenge yourself to build on them. Mercury goes retrograde Nov. 16 to Dec. 6. Venus goes direct on Nov. 16. You’ll be offered something beautiful with a luxurious twist. Try to hold off until December is well underway.