May 21 - June 20
You are a social being. Your identity is centred on your relationships, your connections and your network.
Whether you’re attached or not, you have a constant influx of people into your life. Coming in and out at any given time.
You use your words as a way of forming these contacts. Written or spoken. Publicly or privately. You know exactly what to say to spark interest. You know exactly what to say to spark controversy. And you know exactly how to say what you mean. But only when you feel like it.
This year wants you to use your words honestly. It wants you to use them to form real bonds. It wants you to use them to show more of what’s under the surface. 2018 is going to help you find your anchoring. Help you find your home group. Help you find your people. Take inventory of the important relationships in your life: which ones are sincere? Which ones are worth investing in? Which ones are you keeping around just to maintain your image?
You’ll need this genuine support while Saturn and Mercury make sure you learn a thing or two about yourself. Saturn, the great teacher, wants you to rethink your current strategy at work. It is going to call into question every decision you make. It is going to put you on the spot. Don’t worry; failure is not the intention. It just wants you to get creative. It wants to remind you that you will never stop learning.
With your ruler, Mercury, in retrograde you will look to the past for inspiration. Identify your weakness in past projects. Own those weaknesses. Recognise where you require support from others to compensate for what you lack. So that you can own the areas where you excel. That shows strength. That shows leadership. We don’t need you to be perfect; we need you to be human.
Use this year as a reminder; you can never learn less.
Nadine Head-Gordon is an astrologer at Nadine Jane Astrology.
PHOTOGRAPHY Kitty Callaghan
PAINTING Holly Fewson