How can every sign attract and sustain love for the long haul? Our 2018 romance and relationship forecast tells all, plus, we reveal love horoscopes for every sign.
Light and breezy romance? Not in 2018. From commitment to consent, relationships have gotten more complex than ever. It seems that this year’s stars are calling for an outright reinvention—and hey, it’s about time. How can we navigate the nuances (and neurobiology) of attraction while also respecting each other’s humanity? Here are the highlights of 2018’s love landscape for all of us, and for every sign:
Jupiter in Scorpio: Trust, intimacy and sizzling sex
Enlightened, truth-teller Jupiter in secretive Scorpio, the sign of sex and intimacy from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018 gave rise to the #MeToo movement. This once-every-12-years transit calls for evolved conversations and new practices around sex, desire and power that feel hot AND healthy.
Saturn in Capricorn: Align for the long-term.
With structured Saturn in its home sign of traditional Capricorn, having chemistry won’t be enough. Do you want the same things for the long haul? Do your values align? Are you both equally committed?
Leo & Aquarius Eclipses: Balance head and heart
This year’s eclipses in Leo (January 31, August 11) pump up the passion but can also dial up drama. Two eclipses in cool-headed Aquarius (February 15, July 27) help us step back and detach. Ultimately, these eclipses help us balance the intensity of heart-centered Leo with the friendly, objective gifts of Aquarius. When should we pounce in like lusty Lions and when should we pull back?
Uranus in Taurus: Balance autonomy and security
From May to November, independent Uranus will be in security-seeking Taurus—strange bedfellows indeed. (Uranus is in “fall,” its least comfortable position, in this sign.) Our mission will be to find the sweet spot between stability and freedom. Too much familiarity will breed contempt, but too much detachment makes us drift.
Now, read the 2018 love horoscope for every Sun sign…
With expansive Jupiter in your intimate eighth house, you’ve got the urge to merge. Coupled Aries could join their lives in more permanent ways: moving in together, getting engaged, a pregnancy. Or, you might call the whole thing off! Two eclipses in Leo set your lusty fifth house ablaze and bring unexpected chemistry—and possible drama.
Single: A soulmate connection could be in the works, but first, do dedicated work with a therapist or healer to dismantle intimacy blocks.
Dating: Slow down and build trust before revealing too much or getting physical too fast.
In a relationship: Take risks to be emotionally vulnerable and transparent about your needs. You could even crave more time to yourself.
Relationships take center stage in 2018, as lucky Jupiter soars through the most committed zones of your chart all year. This is a refreshing change, as you’ve had restrictive Saturn here from 2012 to 2017, making companionship feel like an uphill climb. Battle scars and hard-won lessons have left you wiser, and you can apply this self-knowledge to happy, healthy partnerships in 2018—at last!
Single: Stay open to someone different from your usual “type”—or even a long-distance relationship.
Dating: Veer outside your habits and comfort zone and push yourself to be more open-minded. Hear the other person’s opinions and ideas instead of just shutting them down.
In a relationship: Travel, new social adventures and learning as a duo keeps the passion burning.
The good news: Tough Saturn has ended a three-year trek through your opposite sign of Sagittarius, a challenging cycle that put your partnerships to the test. And in November, lucky Jupiter arrives in Sagittarius, which could attract more growth and long-term prospects. But your work’s not done: Saturn is now in your eighth house of intimacy, teaching your tough but crucial lessons about how relationships are built to last. Prepare to face any fears and trust issues, clearing the path for happily-ever-after through hard work and humility.
Single: Look past the bells and whistles and leave the players alone. A “salt of the earth” type could be a diamond in disguise. Give that “boring” person a chance!
Dating: Incorporate healthy activities and time outdoors into your dates. Taking a class together could spark the kinds of nerdy conversations that Geminis adore.
In a relationship: Develop new skills around intimacy and balancing power dynamics. Ask not what your partner can do for you, but what you can do for them!
Cupid calling! Get ready for a major year of growth in the game of love. Expansive Jupiter spends most of the year in your passionate fifth house, bringing lusty new attractions and blessing you with the It-factor. But it won’t stay casual for long with serious Saturn in your committed relationship house until 2020. Longtime couples could be tested, possibly by an outside attraction or a need to prioritize romance again.
Single: Flaunt your fierce! If you don’t feel confident, fake it ’til you make it—and don’t be surprised if you start racking up admirers wherever you go. Enjoy the fun before rushing to settle down.
Dating: Keep the fun and passion burning instead of trying to “play house” or put on the cozy yoga pants too soon. Aim for “50 first dates” before anyone leaves a toothbrush at the other person’s house, okay?
In a relationship: Add some glamour to your amour! Strengthen your bond with novel adventures and exciting new activities to try together.
Ch-ch-changes! Your relationships are shifting, along with your priorities, as we enter the second year of a seismic series of eclipses in Leo and Aquarius. From 2017 to 2019, you’re going through major personal transformations, which will alter your entire approach to partnership. Eclipses bring surprising and swift events. You could make a quick exit from a romance that’s run its course, or you might rush off to City Hall and tie the knot. Even rock-steady duos will go through a big growth phase. To top that off, in November, expansive Jupiter starts a 13-month visit to your passionate fifth house. One thing’s for certain: Love will be anything but business as usual in 2018! Before November, Jupiter in your domestic fourth house could spell cohabitation, meeting the parents or even babies.
Single: Lead with your heart instead of your roar. Ask new candidates about their childhood pastimes, their families and upbringings. (But beware the urge to play therapist!) Feng Shui your home to attract amour.
Dating: Make room in that Lion’s den for your love to leave a few things at your place. Cozy nights in will bring you close, but make sure to get out too!
In a relationship: Try a little tenderness when things get tense. Taking a soft and nurturing stance with your S.O. will get the warm-fuzzies flowing.
Your love life won’t be the main event this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! With expansive Jupiter in your social third house, single Virgos will enjoy lighthearted flirting and fun dates. Check out the options before you commit. Coupled Virgos can keep the sparks lit by exploring new hobbies, getting involved in your community and mingling in fresh scenes. Another reason not to rush? Serious Saturn will spend the next three years in your romantic fifth house, making you even more picky—er, discerning—than you already are.
Single: Keep your options open and try a variety of “types” before you settle on just one person. Keep an open mind: a friend or mutual connection could have lasting-love potential.
Dating: Take it slow and steady. Keep a vibrant social life and don’t make your current love interest into your “everything” too quickly.
In a relationship: Communication is your connective tissue, so be sure to work on yours. You may need to be vigilant about scheduling “date nights.” While that can feel like a buzzkill, use your creative Virgo planning to make it more of an adventure.
Confidence is irresistible—and you’ll start having that in spades this year, as Jupiter visits your second house of self-worth until November. You’re attracted to security and could meet a stable partner. Someone you may have considered “boring” now seems like a great catch (and probably is!). Couples can use this time to get more grounded in your current relationship. Unpredictable Uranus ends a seven-year journey through your partnership house this May, adding more consistency to your commitments. But it’s not all scripted: Two passion-powered eclipses this February and July could bring new romance or even baby news.
Single: Confidence is your star quality! When you love and respect yourself, others follow suit. Give that “boring” person a chance.
Dating: Do unto others! Consistency is the key. Show up on time, keep your word and be a rock-solid, reliable mate,
In a relationship: Add more luxury and sensuality to your life together. Quality trumps quantity.
At last! Adventurous Jupiter in your sign until November makes you fall in love with your own life again. Unconventional Uranus starts an eight-year visit to your committed relationship house in May, bringing fascinating (and quirky) people into your orbit. Existing partnerships can go through big changes. Single? You could shock yourself (and your friends) by choosing someone wildly different than your usual type. Under this impulsive transit, you may rush into (and out of) relationships at lightning speed. Whiplash!
Single: Enjoy your freedom! Flex your independence, explore new desires, experiment with a no-strings fling or two. As long as everyone’s consensual and on the same page, nobody gets hurt.
Dating: Don’t let a new love interest eclipse your individual pursuits. When you’re together, be fully present—but when you’re not, keep strong boundaries. A little absence makes the heart grow fonder.
In a relationship: Carve out ample “me time” during this solo-star year. Let the dependents fend for themselves. Happy Scorpio, happy life!
No more drama? Hotheaded Uranus, the planet of sudden change, starts its departure from your fifth house of love and passion mid-May, after a seven-year sprint. But with your ruler, Jupiter, in your fantasy-fueled twelfth house until November, you could be swept off your feet this year. Is this person your soulmate…or just passing through? It could be hard to tell. Mid-July, an eclipse in your intimacy zone could find some Archers saying “I do.” Other Sags may go through a breakup or a life transition that takes a lot of emotional energy to process. Give yourself that space. You’ll emerge from the cocoon to spread your wings when Jupiter enters Sagittarius for 13 months in November.
Single: This is a year of healing—be gentle with yourself! Above all, don’t force anything. Resist your Sag tendency to rush and push. Otherwise, you could fill up the space that should be occupied by your soulmate.
Dating: Soulmate or teacher? A person you’re dating may be in your life for a reason—but perhaps it’s just to reveal something new about yourself.
In a relationship: Let down your guard and tune into your intuition. Are you in an “it’s complicated” situation? Hope can be a drug, but if you’re constantly waiting for someone to appreciate you, to come around or commit, try releasing them. If they come back on their own, you’ll know it’s worth a shot.
Romance with a twist? Unconventional Uranus will start an eight-year journey through your passionate fifth house this May, sparking desires that might surprise even you. A pregnancy is possible. Coupled? Monogamy doesn’t need to equal monotony, and experimental Uranus could get the fires burning for longtime couples, too. In July, a solar eclipse in your committed relationship house might move things into official territory fast. Longtime duos will embark on a new chapter together, which may be a refreshing change of pace.
Single: Start with friendship! Your social circle can turn up rich connections that could spark into more. Online dating could be fruitful this year so don’t turn your Sea Goat snout up at Tinder.
Dating: Keep an open mind, but get clear and firm about your values—and don’t compromise them just to be in a relationship.
In a relationship: Socialize as a duo, hanging out with other couples and a mix of single and paired-up pals. Entertain together, rent a big beach house or a cozy cabin for a long weekend, get season tickets or see live shows. The couple that plays together, stays together.
Your partnerships are going through a big evolution this year, as four change-making eclipses touch down on the Leo/Aquarius axis. Your personal needs and your approach to relationships are getting an overhaul. That could bring anything from a sudden split to a quickie engagement to improved dynamics with your longtime love. Balancing “me” and “we” is the greater goal of these eclipses—and always the holy grail for your independent but people-loving sign.
Single: Go upscale instead of downmarket to meet people (think: the zinc-and-marble boutique hotel bar, rather than the pub with half-price wings and pinball). You could click with a coworker or someone you meet at an industry event.
Dating: One step at a time! Don’t skip stages or cut corners in your quest to lock down a commitment. Treat your love life as a marathon, not a sprint!
In a relationship: Renew your vows? Reinvent your lives? Everything is up for an inspired makeover. Setting a big goal that you pursue as a duo can bring you closer.
Freedom is your aphrodisiac! The last two years had a heavy relationship focus with Jupiter in your commitment houses. You may have gotten serious with one special person or parted ways with a longtime love. Maybe you spent a good amount of time supporting your mate or disappeared into a “couple bubble.” Now, you’re ready to poke your head out and see the wider world, as Jupiter soars through your globetrotting and freedom-loving ninth house. People who give you plenty of room to roam (and, ahem, breathe) are the ones you’ll keep around. Travel, learning and even starting a business together could make your heart beat faster. For single Pisces, sparks could fly with someone from another culture or country. The July 12 solar eclipse in your romance house may bring love or even a pregnancy out of the blue.
Single: Start with honesty. Being open-hearted and truthful from the start will set the right tone. Plus, you’ll attract people who adore the feisty side of the Fish!
Dating: Don’t rush to domesticate or give up your freedom (not that you should ever do that!). Having your own life—and refusing to ditch it for a date—establishes an important precedent and prevents people from taking you for granted.
In a relationship: Adventure is the key to your heart. Honest talks, travel, learning and novel experiences will keep you together in bliss.
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