Written by Jessica Lanyadoo
This horoscope covers the last days of 2017 and the bridge into 2018. This year has been intense; 2017 has radicalized and politicized a generation. It has been a time of great personal, social, and political transformations. The eclipses in August kicked off a kind of change that we didn’t expect but absolutely need to tackle. 2018 won’t be easy, but that doesn’t mean that it will be bad either. This will be a time for action and consequences, when you will be confronted by the results of your choices – not your intentions. This will mean big things for you in your personal life but also for the people in your community, your country, and the world as a whole. We will either come together and embrace the beautiful mess of the diversity of the human condition, or we will lose the most crucial parts of our humanity. When you feel tempted to be petty, judgmental, or unkind, know this: your soul is your most precious cargo. Act in ways that reflect it’s integrity rather than acting from your most defensive or reactive feels.
We are all connected, the living and the dead, the plant and the animal. Separation is an illusion, though the experience of it is a big part of the human condition. There is support all around you, and it’s your job to seek it. There is as much light as there is darkness, as much love as there is emptiness. Be wherever you’re at, but know this: the ebb and flow of your experience is part of a greater Ocean than the one you can see or feel right now. Your feelings, your actions, and your choices matter.
January 1st kicks off with another Supermoon! On January the 1st at 6.24pm PST, the Moon will be full in emo Cancer while a stellium of planets chill in Capricorn. This will highlight the tension between what you want and what you’ve got, and it'll confront you with the limitations of how you’re willing to protect and care for the things you do have. This is a profound time for the world as we protect or repress the needs of the most vulnerable amongst us. This is a great day to volunteer your time; connect with your neighbors, friends, and family; or to donate things from your home to help out those who need it. On a more personal level, this is bound to be a super emo day. The Sun is in Capricorn (along with diplomatic Venus, heavy-handed Saturn, and regenerative Pluto), and the Moon is in it’s opposite sign, Cancer. What you once wanted for yourself is not necessarily what you desire now. You may need to better consider your personal wants when setting goals or to bolster your feels so that you can strike out and get things done. Either way, this is an excellent time for setting resolutions, as long as you include what to leave behind. Let go of what doesn’t serve you on your path to wholeness. Happy New Year, my loves!
March 21-April 19
Your feels are much like the rest of you – quick and fierce. This week isn’t the time to take your emotions at face value or to validate all of your feels with a story. You’re in a state of strong emotion, but only part of that is about your current situation. The rest of it is old stuff getting triggered in this moment. You’re ready to look at things as they really are, even if that means taking responsibility for how you got here when you’d rather cast blame. Happy New Year, Aries!
April 20-May 20
Last year’s worries are so last year. Leverage the Full Moon on the 1st to intentionally let go of the fears that you’ve been carrying with you. It’s OK to be scared, and sometimes it’s even helpful, but this is the time to get real about what you're scared of and why so you can use greater discretion with how you respond to those feels. You’re growing in exciting new ways; don’t let outdated attitudes stop you from creating the life you want, my love. Happy 2018, Taurus!
May 21-June 21
Happy New Year, my love! Life is complicated, and things don’t always boil down to ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’ You don’t need to seek the singular truth of a situation this week, but you do need to know what’s true for you. If you find yourself caught up in defensive thinking and petty annoyances, try to clarify your boundaries, Twin Star. What you participate in is a reflection of you. If you don’t like how things are, that doesn’t entitle you to shut down. Trust the people you care about enough to try and work it out with them.
June 22-July 22
Welcome to 2018! There could be no greater gift than to have a full Moon in your sign right on the 1st of the year. Use this momentous energy to intentionally let go of 2017 – the played out, the bad, and the ugly. You’re ready to release the past, but this is an emotional process and is likely to feel messy and intense. Don’t let your ideas about yourself or others take you away from what’s true for you in the present. Allow yourself to move on, Moonchild, even if it hurts.
July 23-Aug. 22
No matter how frustrating people are, you can handle it, Leo. It’s the New Year (may yours be a fabulous one!) and a new chance for showing up. It’s time to connect with your loved ones, even if that means having a heart-to-heart or laying down the burden of past grudges. Love is a healing force for you and others. If you must walk away, do it out of love for yourself or whatever you hold dear. Embrace creativity and the generative power of connection this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
In order to grow into the person you want to be, you’ve got to shed the habits, attitudes, and commitments that keep you stuck, Virgo. The people you spend your time and energy on are a reflection of you. What you consent to, how you participate, and the stories you tell yourself about all that stuff becomes your reality. In the words of Iyanla Vanzant, “state the facts, and speak the truth.” Step up and start living from your heart, my love. Happy New Year!
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
This week is all about keeping yourself centered and not letting fears or distractions get in your way. There’s so much going on for you that it would be tempting to try and be a fortune teller and project what will come next as a way to protect yourself in the here and now. All you need to do is what you believe in, not what’s infallible. There is more creative potential in the cracks than there is in your seamless plans. Let the light in, Libra. Welcome to 2018!
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Instead of worrying about everything that can go wrong, it’s time to align yourself with your vision for what you believe is right. This week is going to bring up a great deal for you, and make no mistake – it’s a test you are ready to pass. Take charge of what you give your attention and energy to, and if you determine that there’s nothing to actually do right now, try to sit with your feelings and let the rest unfold. Treat your cares with kindness and patience, Scorpio. Happy 2018!
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
The truth is messy and complicated, and it’s waiting for you, my love. It’s time to get grounded into your body, your situation, and the places you call home. By locating yourself in the here and now, you can identify what is best to let go of and what you need to do to make your life grow in the direction that you want it to. In the words of James Baldwin, “not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Happy New Year, Sagittarius!
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You don’t have to be fearless or have an ironclad plan; all you have to be is brave. Things don’t have to go your way in order for them to be going exactly as they’re meant to go. This week’s full Moon in your relationship house is likely to kick up your anxieties because it’s so emo – not because things are bad or wrong. Show up for the complexities in your relationships both to yourself and with others. Participate in ways that are authentic and not just driven by duty, my love. Welcome to 2018, Capricorn!
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
It really doesn’t matter what anyone else is or isn’t doing; what you do is all that you need to concern yourself with. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, "Comparison is the thief of joy." How others are thriving or failing doesn’t have true bearing on your capacity to succeed. Make sure the well you drink from isn’t being poisoned by your ego’s negative obsessions and misdirected passions this week. Happiest New Year to you, Aquarius!
Feb. 19-March 20
It’s a New Year, and with it comes the chance to be a new you! Well, not a completely new you, but a changed and improved you for sure. This week you’re ready to embody some changes that you’ve just been theorizing about over the past several months. In order to change, you must take some risks and maybe even endure some pain as you shift your relationship to account for what you’ve outgrown. To get where you want to be, you shouldn’t resist sadness. Instead, resist destructive dynamics and regressive ruts, my love. Happy 2018, Pisces!