April 20 – May 20
You are the reliable one. You are the rock. You are the consistency amongst the chaos.
You offer peace and tranquillity to your loved ones. While they are busy complicating their lives, you are there grazing in the meadow.
This gives you a slow and methodical approach to your life. You don’t want to rock the boat. You desire security, both financially and emotionally. You like to own things: a nice home, a car, a business, a lover. You accumulate and possess material wealth naturally, as if your identity depends on this.
This year wants you to accumulate some inner wealth instead. 2018 is going to give you the room to step back and reflect on how you are feeling. It is going to give you the time and the space to check in with yourself.
But this is not so you can kick your feet up and relax like you would love to. Jupiter is going to give you this gift in exchange for some emotional exercise. Get your game face on and prepare to step outside of your psychological comfort zone.
What personal issues have you been ignoring? What relationship tensions do you need to confront? What destructive patterns of behaviour are keeping you from your greatest potential? What may surprise you about this year is your willingness to answer these hard questions. Your willingness to focus on yourself. Your willingness to dig down to the root of the problem.
Prepare to get dirty. This year will make room for honesty, but rest assured there will be no more room for excuses. It is this willingness that will allow you to be more aware. Aware of your value. Aware of your motivations. Aware of your purpose. This will leave you with a clear head and heart, and with clarity comes purpose. This is where the magic happens. Friends and partners will be both surprised and mesmerised by your ability to materialise your goals. Goals that have true spiritual meaning. Goals that serve a greater purpose. Let yourself concentrate. Let yourself hunker down and do the legwork. There is no task too big or small if the end result is true.
2018 is going to make you go against the grain. It is going to make you uncomfortable at times. It is going to stretch you. But it is going to expose you the most valuable asset there is – yourself.
Nadine Head-Gordon is an astrologer at Nadine Jane Astrology.
PHOTOGRAPHY Kitty Callaghan
PAINTING Holly Fewson