Your quirky, endearing personality makes you a popular invitee to parties and events, Aquarius, but you tend to take potential personal connections lightly. One of your tasks for 2018 is to go a bit deeper emotionally, because what you find in your inner sanctum might be surprising and satisfying in ways you hadn't imagined.
However, as you begin the year with the brilliant sun in your sign starting in mid-January, you are very much into being your unpredictable self. You're a natural schmoozer and networker, and you collect contact info left and right. Technology is your jam, and for the next month you love checking out the latest techy gadgets and gizmos.
Aggressive Mars passes through your sign starting in mid-May, and you may not be able to stop sudden changes. Yours is a fixed sign, so you don't adapt well to plan variations, and you could be thrown off course by one too many surprises in the coming months.
The end of July generates a problematic square between Mars and Uranus (your power planet), when personal relationships could reach the boiling point. You don't like rules and limitations, but bucking the system could have serious consequences.
Venus enters your sign in the middle of January, Aquarius, so you have the love goddess on your side to start the year. There's a lot of excitement and newness in your love life right now, but it can directly conflict with your intense desire (and need, at times) for freedom. If you're already involved with someone, this could cause some tense moments as you struggle to maintain the balance between spending time alone and spending time with your partner.
Unattached Water Bearers will have a lot of options, but you're into dating with no strings attached. However, if truth be told, you tend to shy away from one-night stands so that you can build a solid friendship before jumping into intimacy, but partners who share your platonic goals may be few and far between. Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra are your best bets if you're looking for other casual daters.
The effect of the full moon on your independent sign at the end of July is even stronger because it's also a total lunar eclipse, so the surprise factor is off the charts. Nothing romantic is predictable right now, which you like, but because endings are linked to this moon phase, you'll have to tie up loose ends before you can move on. Luckily, you're able to look at love with some emotional distance, and you're even better at applying common sense and logic to romantically dramatic events. This could be frustrating as heck to a current partner or love interest, but the ability to look at things from a logical point of view is a big part of what makes you, you. They can either get over it or use the door.
The last Venus-Mars trine of the year occurs early in November, and because Mars is still in your sign and Venus is in airy Libra, you get a nice balance in an existing relationship. You can be direct without coming on too strong, and you're open to new and different ways of doing things (especially in the bedroom).
If you're still searching for “the one,” you'll have your best results by going to places where the vibe is casual, like amusement parks or laid-back get-togethers. There's no pressure right now to be anyone you aren't or do anything you don't want to do. Go with the flow and feel free to improvise. There is no right answer.
When unrestrained Uranus turns direct in the beginning of January, it's go time! You might feel like your inner rebel has been asleep for the last several months, Aquarius, but right now you're alert and ready to get down to business. Do you care if you ruffle a few feathers along the way to becoming the most successful person you can be? No, you don't. In fact, you might secretly delight in the fact that your co-workers, clients, and boss (or future employers) are scratching their heads wondering what just happened after you leave the room. YOU just happened, and you're intent on letting the world know that you came to play. This is the perfect time to put your current knowledge to the test or expand your already wide skill set.
An optimistic Sagittarius full moon at the end of May has luck on its side, which makes this a perfect time to put the finishing touches on a project that you've been working on. Any assignment or task completed now is sure to get a thumb's up from management, and your co-workers will envy the kudos and rewards that come your way.
If you're still searching for that perfect position, do some more online searches and put out feelers through friends or former associates. New opportunities may open up shortly as current ones come to a natural yet final conclusion.
Your ruler Uranus turns retrograde for five months beginning in August, which can result in intuitive breakthroughs. As long as you take the time to look back on past mistakes and really think about what went wrong, you're golden. Don't be afraid to own up to your faults and make amends before committing to moving forward. Don't disassociate yourself from past disasters. Admit your involvement, clearly express what you learned, and let everyone in the room know you're ready to move on. Career-related grudges are petty and uncommon, but they do occur. If you encounter a former co-worker, employee, or boss who can't get past how you treated them, there isn't much you can do to change their mind. Don't waste your energy on negativity.
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