The Witches Digest for Monday, January 8 (Insights & Predictions for January & 2018)

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The Witches Digest for Monday, January 8

(Insights & Predictions for January & 2018)


2018 Predictions

Now, more than ever, there is enormous power in the shared collective awareness because the collective family of humanity is far more aware of itself, its power, its interconnectedness, and its place in the Universe than it has ever been before. This makes us more powerful and stronger manifestors. If thoughts were powerful before, they are exponentially so now. Since my predictions are read by millions of people from dozens of countries, who can translate and interpret what they read in many different ways, sharing these predictions is a mission that I take very seriously and I write them with a great deal of care. And I have found that they are very accurate, when I review them during the course of the year, which I encourage you to do too.

The details of exactly ‘what will happen’ are not always part of the information I share with you, as it is more focused on what has the potential to happen or what is energetically aligned to allow certain events to unfold in particular ways. Because we have evolved so much since the beginning of this century, knowing the availability of different potentials serves as a decision making guide, rather than a dire warning of the upcoming year’s events.

As you read these predictions avoid looking for confirmation of ‘things to come’ and don’t look for the ‘doom and gloom’ scenarios, as I refuse to consider them as a possibility. Rather, use this information as a tool to manage your own life and energy as you embark on a new year filled with potential, power, and possibilities. I deliberately avoid the ‘doom and gloom’ or ‘pie in the sky’ predictions that others make, partly because I believe it serves no useful purpose to predict bad events since I  know that we have control over our individual and collective realities.

And I don’t believe that spouting sweetness and light, the belief that the Universe will make everything better and that we will be taken care of (without our active participation) is simply unrealistic. It is not consistent with our roles as co-creators in the Universe and is therefore also misinformation, designed to foster the belief that are lives unfold in a pre-destined way that we are powerless to stop, alter, or control.

Are you ready to shine brightly for another year?  This year will be different because we’re shining with a much higher energy frequency and we are accompanied by many more people. I know that the journey has been extremely long and challenging at times, we have been at this for several decades. But the evolving spiral of ascension isn’t achieved in a day and we can’t measure the success that is achieved over a journey of many lifetimes by what happens in a single lifetime.

This year we can look forward to much confirmation (which may not be what you think), stronger connections with many more people, a big increase in the number of awakened and awakening people, and a challenge for us (those who have been holding light for a long time) to explore new pathways.

2018 is the year to claim your wings, to soar above the limitations you may have imposed on yourself, to set your sights high and to have some fun. This year requires embracing yourself as a Light Beacon, acknowledging your mastery, being energetically creative and sovereign in your life. Strong boundaries will help as will big and powerful intentions. Ready for a fresh start? We are now at the ‘end’ of one very significant journey and starting on the next. Remember there is really no end, there are crossroads and switching stations and we are at one now.

Where do we go from here? It’s a new adventure and we can go anywhere we want so let’s explore the power and potential of 2018:

2018 the Mastery Year

In numerology, 2018 has an ‘11’ vibration (2+0+1+8) which is a master number. Our previous mastery year was 2009 and we have made a lot of progress on our ascension path since then, and huge strides in our 3D/5D integration and ascension journey so while 2009 may not have been a great year for you, 2018 is a portal into a whole different level of mastery.

There is also a ‘2’ energy this year as 11 is also 1+1, and this is a joining together of equal energies – we can connect with like-spirited people now, and it is the number of partnership and community. But with the 1 + 1 the emphasis is on equality, similarity, and balance. No more lop-sided, unequal relationships where one person gives all of the energy and doesn’t receive anything in return. That may be a change for some and will take some adjustment.

Mastery is not about being the best or better than  others, this is self mastery, the mastering of your own energy, your soul mission and life purpose, learning how to integrate your divinity into your humanity, moving from healing into wholeness, creating a congruent reality that reflects your greatest potential and the fullness of your energetic frequency and vibration. You are the only one who can do this for yourself, the potential is there and is waiting your command.

Key Themes

Every year has key themes, predominant energies that will be the focus of what we experience in that year. A key theme in 2017 was Divine Congruence and we saw that expressed in many ways individually and collectively. Individually, we had to set intentions and then release everything and everyone that was not in alignment with our intentions. On a collective level, especially in the last three months of 2017, we saw a vast awakening and joining together of many people with a common intention, goal, and purpose. We’ll see more of that in 2018.

The first theme of 2018 is freedom and before you say ‘great, I’ll receive everything that will allow me to be free’, keep reading because that’s not quite what it means. Freedom is the ‘state of being free’ which is an energetic state of being – you must have defined your personal energy of freedom and know what that means to you before you can be free. And it also means that you live in the state of freedom, you’re free in your own life – free from limitations, distractions, fear, regret, anger, and any energy or emotion that limits your ability to have energy flowing freely in your own life.

The opposite of freedom is bondage, which happens when we block the flow of energy by putting limitations and distractions on our path.

The second theme of 2018 is convergence and this represents the ‘coming together’ or joining that we will see all year. This began in 2017, and becomes more important in 2018. But this doesn’t mean that everyone comes together with the same focus and at the same time. Convergence will occur between people of similar energies and intentions and we are going to see the 3D/5D energy gap become much stronger and much more visible. This means you will separate yourself from, or be separated from, people who are not energetically compatible, while also joining with and connecting to people who are energetically compatible.

The opposite of convergence is rejection, as things that cannot converge or come together reject each other. This is not a bad thing; it is very clarifying to know what you can join with and what you cannot join with. There is a lot of value in knowing what is not aligned with your energy, which includes people and situations.

Power Periods

Let’s move on to 2018’s Power Periods. These are periods of higher frequency and energy, where more energetic support is available for change, transitions, and transformation.

The entire year is a power period because of the 11 mastery energy. So everything in 2018 is going to happen with a little more flash, a little more speed, a little more power, and a lot more effect. The highs will be higher and perhaps last a little longer; and the lows will be lower and may be shorter in duration. Energy gaps between 3D and 5D will be more apparent, and there will be a big difference between the people who are awake and aware and those who are not.

2018 begins with a 1-1-11 vibration, just like 2017 did, and Mercury in retrograde recovery, so we are making progress in how the new year begins. For the past two years the new year has started with similar planetary alignments and energies as the beginning of the previous year, putting us through a repeat cycle for months. We also have a super full moon on January 1 & 2, in the signature axis of the next two years, from 2018 to early 2020, Cancer/Capricorn.

January through March is a power period that includes two double full moon months, two eclipses, and what may appear to be fresh starts but are really completion of items leftover from 2017. There is a lot of fast moving energy in this period so don’t rush to judge what looks like a disaster, many of those will be blessings in disguise.

Then we move on to May and June, another power period. I feel that there will be a lot of social and political unrest as the landscapes have changed. People no longer want the 3D paradigm of domination and control, they want freedom (that word and energy will be important all year), and to be self sovereign, which is a reflection of the need to be more creative, self aware, and self sovereign (5D energies) and much less controlling and domination (3D energies).

The summer months (July and August) will be more relaxed, even with 3 eclipses, and there is a greater potential for fun this year as we start to feel more of the integrated 3D/5D energy and bring it into our lives. That may also mean a change in the family structure, moving from biological ties to energetic ones, you are ready for this, it has been happening for a while. Let go of things that no longer serve your energetic intention or that are not aligned with your energetic frequency.

September and October are when we will really start integrating the promise of 2018 as we will see greater numbers of people not only waking up, something that has been happening since mid-2017, but becoming more aware, asking questions, seeking new potentials for their lives, really questioning the limitations of 3D and wanting lives that are more spiritually integrated. That’s why I always say ‘shine on’ because the light they seek is the light you shine as a Light Beacon.

In November the moon’s nodes move into the sign of Cancer/Capricorn, which reinforces the January 1 super full moon in Cancer/Capricorn and sets the stage for the 2020 Capricorn stellium. The moon’s nodes follow a 19 year cycle so think back to April 2000, which is when we previously had the North Node in Cancer. What were you doing then that is now coming around again for an infusion of new energy? Where was the world then and what is different today? The stage is being set for us to realize ourselves as the family of humanity and the energy is building for a new paradigm that will be embraced by a greater number of people.

In December 2018 and through early March 2019 the planet Uranus retrogrades into Aries from Taurus, then goes back into Taurus to stay. This is significant because in Aries, its placement since March 2011, Uranus has been responsible for much of the global upheaval we have seen in the past 7 years whose focus has been righting many wrongs done to the world’s people by a small group of elitists, and strengthening our connection, as well as awakening the world to new potentials that do not involve 3D power, domination, and control.

Now it moves from fiery Aries into earthy Taurus, where it will stay until 2025. It was previously in Taurus in 1934 (Uranus takes 84 years to go around the zodiac) a time of great unrest in the world with economic depression, the rise of fascism, and world war. But the world is a different place today and I believe we will continue to see a surge in awakening, connection, and stabilizing the transformation of Uranus in Aries to a more grounded flow of energy in Taurus. Also, Aries is ruled by fiery Mars which can turn Uranus into a real troublemaker. Taurus is ruled by Venus which may tame some of Uranus’ rebel energy into a more refined, dignified expression.

Global Predictions

Here are my global predictions for the year:


We’re going to see more odd weather this year but not with the severity that we have been seeing although chemtrails are still a big concern and how they are being used in weather modification. I do believe we have on- and off-planet assistance in this area and that will become more pronounced in 2018. There are dire uses for the ionization of the atmosphere, as we saw with the DEW (directed energy weapon) fires in California where aluminized soil and aerialized nanothermite from chemtrails, along with SMART meters, were used to burn houses to dust. I have done my research on this and can assure you that houses do not burn from the inside out, nor do ‘natural’ fires burn hot enough to disintegrate every fixture in the house. This will be investigated and more information will be available this year. I think we will see support to protect us from these technologies that are from ET sources and are being used against people.

The phony climate change agenda will continue to be denied and will eventually lose energy this year too. In the US, President Trump has wisely stepped out of the Paris Accord and I believe other countries will too as they learn how much of their national wealth they will be forced to turn over and citizens will reject the other terms of these agreements that are nothing more than yet another agenda to destroy national sovereignty and private land ownership.

We’ll have more earthquakes too, especially around April and May and a few odd earthquakes that look like they are triggered with HAARP technology. Some will not be reported by the media but information will be available from alternative news sources. Also pay attention to the presence of large sinkholes, related to frakking, that will again not be covered by mass media. I believe those are happening now but we are not being told.

We do need to pay attention to the world’s oceans and large bodies of water this year, they are undergoing yet another year of great stress but we can, through our intention for clean, healthy oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams, to reverse this cycle. Water is a cleansing element and it has taken on the energy of corruption that has plagued the earth and humanity for the past century. Focus daily on clean, healthy water, so we can support this important part of the earth’s energy body.


Throughout 2018 politics and economy will be a source of attention and it will be a source of great awakening as the corruption, dirty dealing, self enrichment, and collusion that has been part of politics for centuries gets a long overdue makeover.

All eyes are on the US and President Trump who, like him or not, is the most powerful force in the upheaval of the old guard and the re-introduction of representative government, where governments fulfill the desires of their constituents and not of the corporations that pay off politicians to do their will.

We have been subverted for too long and that pendulum swung out so far it nearly fell off but it is now swinging back to a more sustainable center. This political corruption is everywhere, so do not be surprised at anything you hear about dirty politics. It is necessary to show this so people can awaken to the truth and come together to demand truth, transparency, and fair dealing. This is another aspect of the 3D/5D integration that is being played out in the material world.


If you have been wondering when people will ‘wake up’ be prepared because this began in 2017 and continues throughout this year. It will extend through 2020 and beyond too, because once people are awakened to their reality they do not go back to sleep. Some people may be horrified at the details that will emerge this year, of the true nature of the elitists’ rituals, ceremonies, and deeds but it has been going on for a long time. I believe that as humanity’s awakening has increased the amount of energy that is available to them has decreased exponentially. So, in their desperation, they are preying on younger victims in their need for energy to feed from. This is going to be a tough truth to handle because it involves very young, defenseless, innocent children and it will be the final straw for many to awaken. It is going to be hard to learn of these things, so be prepared.

We are moving from Christ Consciousness to Christed Awareness, I have been writing about this since 2013. Christ Consciousness is the Martyred Healer, Christ on the cross, the story that has kept us in energetic bondage for centuries. Jesus said, of his miracles, ‘all these things you can do and more’. We need to embrace the ‘and more’ part and step into our own Christed Awareness and the empowerment that goes with it.

We are becoming divine humans, fully integrating our humanity with our divinity. We’ve been doing this for a few years, now we get to experience it in a practical way and we’re in an integrated 3D/5D reality that allows to fully expand the miracle energy and its instant manifestation in our lives.

We will see a lot of this in 2018’s power periods, as well as throughout the year. Shine your light brightly so those who awaken have a light to see and embrace. You are the example for them, not their healer or support. Everyone is energetically sovereign and makes their own choices.

We will see more community activism happening too and if you have been waiting to move to a like-spirited community from wherever you are right now, it may happen in 2018. In fact, if it hasn’t happened yet, 2018 will probably be your year. We had to wait for communities to be at the energy we needed, and to also finish up where we were living. We were doing important energy work since 2009 and even before, now that’s done and we are no longer doing this by ourselves, we have massive numbers of people who are carrying that light with us.

If you aren’t sure where you are going to go, focus on what you want, the energy you want to experience, the kinds of people you want in your life, and the lifestyle you want. Start considering your choices in terms of energy rather than physical properties, that will help create the perfect match.


Have you noticed people talk about the ‘great awakening’ and describing themselves as ‘awake’ or ‘woke’? We are moving from the new age, the beginning of this ascension cycle and vast energetic transformation, into the Light Age, where the light is firmly anchored into the 3D reality that is dis-integrating (coming apart) to make room for 5D energy.

Like spirited people will continue to connect as they did last year. This is also going to make energy gaps far more apparent, where you see the difference between those who are awake and asleep. Remember that we move from 3D density and awaken to the 4D bridge when things get dire enough for us to reconsider where we have been and want to put our energy. For some that takes a long time, for others it happens very quickly. But the critical mass of people who are awakening are going to push others towards that 4D bridge, and the ones that are already over the bridge, like you, are there to remind them that there is something awaiting them when they get to the other side.


As I predicted in the 2017 predictions, we began hearing about aliens in August 2017. And since October 2017 we have been hearing a lot about space travel, Mars, new planets, other potential inhabitants of our galaxy and universe and habitable planets. After years of denial, what is going on that this is being talked about in many circles? I believe they have known about and worked with aliens for decades and now they can no longer hide this fact from us.

Whether that is because we now have more awareness and discernment, or they are coming to a point where they have to reveal these connections (I think it’s combination of both) be ready for some big reveals about aliens, alien technology, and different on and off-earth beings, energy forms, and other aspects of energetic and non-physical life. We are being subject to ‘soft disclosure’ so that when the big disclosure happens people are not so freaked out (even though they will be).

I have felt for several years that the reason we don’t ‘see’ the other life forms and life forms that inhabit this planet alongside us, and there are many of them, is that we are trying to ‘see’ them with our 3D sight and we need to shift that to being able to use our 5D vision to discern their presence. In 2017 and through to 2020 we will have many more UFO sightings and be able to connect and interact with these life forms. The process will begin slowly but as soon as we master it, those connections will be easily made. This doesn’t mean that we’ll be rescued or saved because not all of these life forms are benevolent but we will have stronger and more frequent interactions with them.


What can you do to ease into this process and make 2018 a wonderful year? I have prepared this video for you as it discusses one of the most important aspects of our lifetimes, the Source contracts we have made to hold dense energy in escrow so ascension could occur. It was something we had to do to begin the process but now that we have exceeded critical mass and are far beyond critical momentum, we have to release this energy so we can move into a greater expansion of our own light and energy potential.

Let’s make 2018 a great year!

Dark vs Light, Evil vs Good

We are fighting an epic battle of the ages, between dark and light, evil and good, and while we’re winning mightily, the war is not over yet.  Each of us plays an important role in this battle which is a fight between opposing energies in the polarity of 3D. Every time we shine brightly, set powerful intentions, establish our high vibe energy boundaries, empower our vision, claim our energetic sovereignty, we claim new 5D territory in the ongoing 3D/5D integration to edge closer to multi-dimensional duality. This is the battle to bring heaven on earth and we are engaged as individuals and as the collective, it is a battle we have fought for eons but now we are ready to take ascension into a new level.

Each light is important and each light shines brightly for the whole. Yes the battle is important and we have fought this before, and lost. But we are not going to lose this time and now we are joined by many in the collective who are awake, aware, aligned with a new truth, and who want this for themselves. Celebrate your victory as you continue to expand your energy, raise your frequency, and embrace the joy energy of 5D. We have created a community of light so there is plenty of support for you on your journey. Ask and receive, be in your energetic sovereignty, and remember that you are a spark of divine light with the full power of the light of Source with you.

Final Thoughts

I make these predictions carefully because nothing is set in stone and we have creative power over all of our individual and collective realities. While both the dark and the light are potentials, it is our desire for the energies of peace, love, joy, and prosperity for all that will allow these to be dominant energies on the planet.

If we want a different kind of world, we need to set intentions for that world to exist. It can, if we do it and do it as the collective family of humanity.

The age of self interest has expired; the era of collective social interest has arrived.

We have moved from the New Age into the Light Age. We have rejected the power, greed, domination, competition, and control of the 3D paradigms to embrace the connection, collaboration, community and creativity of the 5D paradigms. We’re in full integration mode now, onward and upward.

Shine on Light Beacons, be bold, have powerful intentions and strong energy boundaries and let’s make this a great year for us and for all of humanity.

With much love for your continued presence and support on this ascension path, I wish you the biggest, best, and brightest blessings for the new year. I am honored to be a guide for you and humbled by your trust, faith, and love.

Many blessings,

Jennifer Hoffman


January 2018 Energy Report

January has some great energy aspects all month, including wonderful connections with Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Neptune. Saturn just moved into Capricorn, its home sign, in mid December, starting a cycle that we previously had in November 1988. And Uranus goes direct after a 5 month retrograde. It’s going to change signs too, in May, something that happens every 7 years. With the January 1-2 full moon on the Cancer/Capricorn axis, we are starting the cycle that will culminate in the Saturn/Pluto Capricorn conjunction of January 2020. That has not happened since 1511, so it should be quite exciting. In 1511 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door, started the Protestant Reformation movement against the catholic church, a dominant world power at the time, and greatly reduced its power and influence.

While I am glad that 2017 is over and very excited about this new year and its 11 vibration, I am equally excited about how many people I saw awakening in the last four months of 2017. In January we have strong support for a big start on the fulfillment of this mastery year, with two full moons, an eclipse, the end of Mercury’s retrograde shadow, and no retrograde planets. The ride is still wild but we know what to do and we’re in charge of the energy flows with our boundaries and intentions.

January starts off with a supermoon full moon and Uranus goes direct. After the 11th, once Mercury fully recovers its shadow retrograde, we have no retrograde planets until early March. So we have all of the energy of our solar system moving forward with us. That’s good news because we have a lot of work to do, starting this month, to work with and expand the energy potential of 2018.

But this is not the ‘nose to the grindstone’ hard work we have been doing for the past ten to twenty years.  This is not light work, it’s being the light beacons, exploring how far and how brightly we can shine our own lights, as an example to others of how to experience the rewards of the ascension path. And remember all of the energy work we do in our own lives we also do for the earth grid and that energy is available for the rest of humanity too. So shine on and be as bright, bold, and beautiful as you can this month, while you are enjoying the journey.

The second January full moon is also an eclipse in Leo, touching the moon’s North Node, that should bring about some interesting upsets and revelations in the world. I think, with all of the work that is being done to get rid of the deep state elitists (Leo is the sign of kings and rulers), we may see some high profile arrests and charges, which we can all celebrate. We are in the throes of the battle between the light and the dark, and good and evil right now, as I talked about in the 2018 Predictions which you can read here. This is the 3D/5D integration, the dis-integration of the 3D paradigm of domination, power, and control and integrating 5D energies of connection, collaboration, community, and creativity. That creative energy is strong this month, use it to empower your intentions and manifest your new realities.

We know these are challenging times and we take our responsibilities very seriously yet, at times, we need to recognize that we are co-creators of and contributors to the ascension cycle. We do not have to bear the weight of this all by ourselves. Take some time this month to enjoy the energy expansion and use that energy in your own life. How do you want to experience your life this year? Is it time for you to move to a new location, invite a new relationship, create new friendships, and find a new energy community? We have done a lot of releasing people and situations that no longer serve us in the past few years, it’s time to fill those gaps now.

The energy can be used in many different ways, be sure to use some of it for yourself. We’re much better Light Beacons when are batteries are fully charged and this is one month you can do that. Have a wonderful month.


Yearly Astro-Forecast For 2018

I think a great many of us will be relieved to see the end of 2017; it was a year of stormy extremes, both within and in the world around us. It was as though the very fabric of our being was being ripped up in order to be re-shaped and re-defined. There were times of profoundly difficult emotions, yet there were also moments of great joy as well. It’s often easy to see all the challenges as they shine out like beacons in the seemingly linear landscapes of the journey of our lives, yet, there is a risk that, in time, all we see are the challenges as they consume and overwhelm us. Equally though, it would be a very ‘rose-tinted spectacles’ perspective to only see the good stuff as it’s somewhat removed from the reality of the situation.

2017 was undoubtedly hard and it certainly gave many of us a good clobbering, pushing us to turn to face the mirrors of our souls. There was little room for denial or resistance as intuitively we knew we needed to acknowledge the present moment with wholehearted willingness. To be fully present was intense and painful but it also awoke our souls and unlocked compartments within the core of our beings which were locked tightly shut for years as a way to self-preserve and to maintain the status quo. Suddenly, doing so no longer made sense as it became clear the only true way to live was in harmony with mind, body and soul. We cannot deny one without harming the others. Balance can only come when we acknowledge the depths within and allow our true essence to flow freely and openly.

Looking back over the last twelve months we can each see where we’ve grown, where we’ve not and where we’ve still yet to look. 2018 looks set to bring a very different flavour to life as there is a growing sense of breakthrough and discovery when it comes to living in more balanced and harmonious ways (both within and with others). Whilst we may all want to shift the collective consciousness towards something more harmonious and nurturing, it seems clear that we each need to start this process from deep within our own hearts and souls. By creating ripples from deep within the pond, we can hope that they will ripple out, joining other ripples, and creating waves of something truly special. It also seems important to become a part of this process of change, by rolling up our sleeves and making a difference. No matter how big or small the gesture, every little bit helps.

The axis of the world has shifted over recent years, particularly in the western world, to a mindset of what we can do for ourselves. It needs to shift back now to something far more altruistic and giving, and, in many ways, it would be good to have the focus for 2018 on doing exactly this.

Some may feel that life is too complicated and busy to spare the time and energy to ‘make a difference’ but such a focus is an intention, and this intention can flavour and blend with the ebb and flow of our lives as long as we keep an open mind and an open heart. Life rarely affords us the opportunity to avoid the complexities and challenges we face every single day but this doesn’t mean we can’t become a part of the bigger picture of change. Whilst there will always be things to do, people to see and places to go, we need to try to step beyond the linear concept of time and step into the boundless realms of possibility as we realise that there is no better moment than now…

I wish you a bright, happy, healthy and joyful year ahead.

With love,



There are times in your life when you feel as though you are on fast forward, surging ahead and making new discoveries. Whilst you often get a great deal done in such phases, you can also end up feeling depleted, exhausted and somewhat confused as things have happened so quickly, you can’t quite be sure where you’ve been, what you’ve done and why. Of course, you are more than used to charging through life as you are a warrior and you thrive on the unknowable as you intuitively know this allows you to expand and evolve, grow and develop. 2018 looks set to be a year of fast movement and rapid change, but in ways which both enhance and enrich your life. You have never been one for sitting on the side lines, and, over the coming year, you will find plenty of opportunity to shine brightly. As a result, there is a potent anticipation of excitement bubbling up from deep within your heart and soul and you’ve been ready for a big shift for quite some time.

However, it’s important for you to take some time now to think about the shape of what you truly want in your life. It’s all well and good charging ahead with courage and excitement, but if you have no sense of direction, how do you know if you are heading towards your dreams? Of course, unchartered terrain is, by its very nature, unknowable, but it seems vital that you allow at least a modicum of what you truly want in life to surface otherwise how will you ever know that you’ve reached your destination? There is one thing that’s clear about you: you are not a drifter, you’re an explorer, but even explorers are looking for something. So, start thinking about what you truly want and let this shape and define your path ahead…


2018 looks set to centre around the theme of ‘now-ness’: keeping your focus more on the present moment and bringing your consciousness wholeheartedly into the here and now. There’s a lot to be said for your ability to look back and forth through different chapters of your life as this gives you reference as well as context; it also allows you to learn and evolve, grow and develop as you can use the benefit of hindsight to make choices and decisions. However, there is a risk that too much of this actually keeps you away from the present moment and this can disconnect you from occupying your life as fully as possible. In essence, gazing backwards and forwards disenables you in the here and now.

You have long held back, sitting on the side lines, waiting for the right moment to act; and you try to get on top of your never-ending ‘to do’ list before giving your dreams any room to manoeuvre. Yet, you are stuffed full of dreams, ideas and goals still to explore, so how can they take shape and form unless you breathe life into them and let them flow, flourish and grow? Of course, there is no guarantee that you will make all your dreams come true and life often has a habit of throwing in some dead-ends and challenges along the way but, unless you try, how can you know? There’s a chance that you could, one day, happen upon the ‘perfect moment’ but what if you don’t? Do you want to keep on waiting or at least have a go? At the end of the day, the decision can only be yours, but the more you can allow the presence of ‘now-ness’ to flow in your life, the more you will realise that it’s no longer a case of if you act but when…


At any one moment in time, you are always on the brink of something new. At the same time, you are also on the brink of an ending of some kind. Life brings with it change, and change can be painful and challenging, but it can also be life-affirming and deeply enriching. You have spent a great deal of time reaching deeply into your heart and soul in order to make sense of your Self, your essence and why you are the way you are. You have also dug deeply to unearth unresolved and unprocessed pain and trauma as you have had a thirst for breaking free from the past in order to live more fully in the present. In short, you have gazed into the mirror of your soul and confronted the reality of your reflection with honesty and sincerity. As a result, you are in a fairly-well balanced space in life as the inevitable up’s and down’s don’t affect you quite so deeply as you are more than able to ride the waves willingly and wholeheartedly.

Of course, you are still frequently tossed about like a dingy in stormy seas but you are more robust these days and can take such things in your stride. It seems clear that you have come a very long way in a relatively short space of time, and you have a stronger sense of Self than you ever thought possible. Whilst change continues to be a constant in your life, you seem ready now to look beyond the reflections within, right down to the core of your being in order to face the truth of you. In essence, this means going beyond any preconceptions and presumptions you make about yourself, on all levels, in order to get a stronger, truer and clearer sense of purpose than ever before. In short, this is your moment to shine…


2017 was a kind of ‘blink and you miss it’ year for you: a year of things to do, people to see and places to go, but a year where you now wonder exactly what you achieved and why. In short, there is a sense you are feeling stuck on a treadmill and although you made some important decisions, you seem frustrated that your life seems more focused on keeping on keeping on rather than flourishing, thriving and living the life you were born to live. Well, one thing is clear: you are living the life you were born to live as you’re living it! It’s easy to see your dream life as ‘over there’ whilst you are walking the treadmill ‘over here’ but they are not distinct and separate; they are all part of the same life and the same you. There’s a chance that you are feeling disconnected from your dream life as you see it as a vision in the distance, on the horizon and maybe even out of reach.

Yet, why? Why is it ‘over there’? Have you written off the possibility that your dreams can become real? Have you grown so used to keeping on keeping on that you’ve lost the capacity to see the bigger picture and finally realise the capacity you really have for thriving, excelling and being happy? You are a vibrant, passionate, intuitive and inventive soul, so why not grab these with both hands in order to re-shape and re-define your life? The power is in your hands, and in your perception, to create a brand-new way of living and being. The treadmill is only a treadmill because that’s what it feels like, so why not make it a path with a destination? Allow the room for your dreams to breathe and know that 2018 looks set to be a year where anything’s possible…


Well, that was certainly a rollercoaster! 2017 was a year of big shifts for you as the spins, turns, twists and twirls left you barely unable to have a moment of breathing space or calm. You would be forgiven for feeling somewhat dishevelled and discombobulated as you slowly begin to dust yourself down and start to steady your feet and re-focus as you find yourself back on terra firma once again. In many ways, life may feel rather flat now and you may actually be missing the rollercoaster more than you ever thought possible, particularly as there were many moments last year where you prayed so hard for this moment to come. Yet, here you find yourself in-betwixt here and there, in a period of calm where you are missing the thrill of the storm! The calm feels like a time for you to digest, process and correlate the lessons from the year behind you as you contemplate the year before you with wiser and more finely attuned senses.

You have grown on every level and you are now at a point in your life where you can open up to the possibility of new paths to walk and new terrain to discover. Your pioneering and adventurous spirit is still singing and eagerly awaiting an opportunity to take you towards new dreams and to forge a stronger connection within your mind, body and soul. You are ready to ride the inevitable twists and turns, but you are also willing to learn to make the most of the quieter times in order to re-centre and re-focus. In short, 2018 looks set to be a year where you build a stronger connection to your true essence, allowing your inner lion to roar, letting your creativity flow freely and where you finally feel as though you are living the life you were born to live…


You are often so busy in life, keeping on keeping on, trying to work through your ‘to do’ list, that you can miss out on opportunities for quiet, creative expression and spiritual nourishment. There are times when this doesn’t matter too much as you can tick along keeping on, surviving, but in the long term, this does matter as your creativity and spirituality, as well as a calmer and more centred you, allow you to thrive rather than survive. You are very good at riding the waves of life as your tenacity and vision allow you to see opportunity and possibility where others see brick walls and dead-ends.. In a way, you are one of life’s true survivalists, not so much in terms of living on a desert island (although you could if you really wanted), but more that you are able to use your many skills and talents to navigate your way through the inevitable challenges of everyday life; you thrive and shine even when seas get stormy as your inner wisdom allows you to see the bigger picture rather than becoming embroiled in the everyday tousle and tangle.

Whilst such a technique may be every day and quite normal for you, others look into your life with wonder and awe to try to see how you do it. Your year ahead looks set to present you with an opportunity to not only shape and hone your own skills but also to find ways to share your wisdom with others as you begin to shift your life beyond keeping on and ‘to do’ lists to a place of creativity, spirituality and growth. You have reached a crossroads where you no longer seem happy to tick along and you have a sense of urgency to push now as your soul is full of ideas that long to be expressed and set free…


As a cerebral, philosophising and inquisitive soul, there have been many moments over the last year when you have pondered: why? Why you? Why now? Why are you here? Why? Why isn’t there an instruction manual for your life? It has been hard for you to accept there isn’t a ‘because’ to many of these questions and you have felt enraged at times knowing that most of these questions don’t actually have answers which has made you look even harder. Even though you intuitively know there are no answers, you still ask the questions as it’s your way of grappling with the bigger picture of your life. For a while now, you have been trying to gain a clearer sense of your purpose, wondering how to move forward and how to reach out more wholeheartedly into life. You feel ready to fly and soar high but you can’t quite work out how to get from where you are to where you want to be.

So, you ask these questions, not to tie yourself up in knots but to genuinely try to unravel the chaos within your mind, body and soul. Chaos is perhaps too strong a word, but the whirlwind inside of you is intensely powerful and majestic. To stop the whirlwind would be like switching off your essence as it enables you to be the vibrant, cerebral and effervescent soul that you are. Yet, you do try to switch it off as inner quiet is so highly regarded by many. Just remember, there really is no one else quite like you so ‘normal’ shouldn’t even be a part of your vocabulary! Learn to love your inner whirlwind as it’s truly special and a wonderful gift. It’s time for you to realise that even when questions don’t have answers, you can still fly high, you just have to believe in yourself as you already have wings…


‘As you come skidding into slow motion at the end of a busy and somewhat perplexing year, there is a sense of pause emerging merged with a rush of expectation and anticipation for the year ahead’. Sound familiar? Well, these words started your 2017 forecast but they seem just as apt, if not more so, for 2018. However, this isn’t to say that you have ended up exactly where you started as that couldn’t be further from the truth; you have grown exponentially and you’re now much wiser than ever before. In short, you have come to realise that you ‘skid into slow motion’ at the end of every year as you know the importance of reflection and the wisdom of contemplation. You’re not keen to press the repeat button unless there’s a genuine need so you digest and process your experiences in order to find new ways to thrive and evolve. You have also come to realise that every year is both ‘busy and perplexing’ as that’s simply a part of being alive! A sedate, predictable existence might be fun for a little while but you’d soon grown stagnant, bored and frustrated. In addition, there is also usually a ‘rush of expectation and anticipation’ as you are looking forward to a new chapter of your life beginning as the wheel of the year turns once again.

So, using these words every year would work extremely well but could quickly become tedious. Yet, not every year is the same and 2018 looks set to be a year that stands apart from others as you seem ready to embark on a new chapter of your life to catapult you higher than ever before. Try to keep hold of that new year rush and surge of energy in order to reach new heights, explore new terrain, and to ‘boldly go where you have never gone before’…


Your year ahead looks set to be a year brimming with possibilities and opportunities. Perhaps not unlike other years, but 2018 is different as there seems to be a need for you to master a new art: the art of saying no. You are something of a collector in life and you collect possibilities and opportunities, placing them carefully in closets in your heart and soul for use as, and when, and if, required. Such a strategy seems wise but it has one drawback as the more you collect, the less ‘footloose and fancy free’ you can be. At heart, you are a free-spirited, creative adventurer, longing to roam the hills and valleys of life. Yet, your collection has started to weigh you down and you now drag along a backpack of almighty proportions. Surely there has to come a time and a place when enough is enough?

Maybe you will come to use everything you’ve collected or maybe the collection is simply an avoidance technique which takes you away from having to focus on what you truly want in life? This may sound odd, after all, why would you want to avoid what you truly want? Well, there’s a chance that, by placing this dream on a pedestal for so long, that once you get it, it may disappoint. There’s also the chance that, once you focus wholeheartedly on the dream, you realise it isn’t really what you wanted after all. No one ever said being you was easy! It seems clear that you need to make some space in your life in order to re-connect to your true essence, allowing your dreams to re-centre and be re-defined. This space will help you to focus on that dream rather than on juggling all of those other possibilities for a while. Say no to the clutter and let your true gift lead the way…


As you continue to create a balance between contemplation and action, there is a sense you have been erring on the side of contemplation recently as you have been unsure exactly how to move forwards in your life. As a result, you have found yourself questioning your choices and decisions, often leaving you doubting yourself. At the same time, you have found yourself almost frozen in contemplation as you cannot see a clear way forward. Contemplation is a hugely important factor in life but so is action. To have too much of one upsets the apple cart of your life leaving you feeling discombobulated and out of kilter; often feeling on edge but without knowing why. Sometimes, contemplation is just a politer way of saying ‘over thinking’ and maybe this is why you have been out of sorts as you don’t usually procrastinate and dawdle?

Trying to make sense of why things are the way they are is understandable but doing this at the cost of rolling up your sleeves and forging ahead seems very out of character for you. 2018 looks set to be a year to establish a much clearer sense of balance between contemplation and action as you begin to re-focus on your hopes and dreams. It’s time to ask yourself two important questions: what do you truly want in life? And, perhaps more importantly, why? The second question is important as clarity helps to hone your intention to something sharp and crystal clear. So, what do you want in life? Be bold, be wholehearted and let your true essence shine! Why do you want it? Be honest and be openhearted. You’ve always had an inkling of what you want, but it’s time now for you to make a clear statement of intent to the universe as a way of declaring your readiness for the next chapter of your life to unfold…


As you continue to gaze deeply into your heart and soul, there is a sense you are beginning 2018 with a stronger, brighter and more resolved sense of purpose. It’s as though you have awoken from a slumber and you suddenly feel more energised and invigorated. As a result, your head is filled with ideas about how you want to live your life. At the same time, your heart is also filled with ideas about how you want to live your life, and spiritually you are very much aware you are being asked about how you want to live your life. The challenge for you in 2018 is to bring all three together in a harmonious way in order to live a richer and more fulfilling life. Simplicity is something that appeals deeply to you even though you are a complex soul, you long for a life without the ‘white noise’ of modern living: you’d rather have pen and paper than a keyboard, books rather than e-books, real food rather than processed, human contact rather than virtual.

In many ways, you find such ‘noise’ distracting as it clogs up the clarity you strive for when it comes to knowing yourself in such a profound way. Of course, this noise is an inevitable part of living in the modern world but there are ways in which you can limit your exposure and it’s time to seek some of these out now. This seems particularly important for you as you are on the verge of a new beginning in your life and too much noise or clutter could get in the way of you forging a clear vision as well as getting in the way of you finding the balance between mind, body and soul. Living in a unified way is your goal now and you already have all of the tools you need to thrive…


You have worked hard over the past year to listen to yourself more; you have allowed your intuition more room to manoeuvre and you have let your spirit dance more freely when it comes to letting your creativity and spirituality flow. Of course, the essence of you is certainly hard to contain as you are a fluid soul but you have let go of the ‘nuts and bolts’ thinking behind this as it only ever becomes mind-bending as you cannot get your head around the idea of being limitless. However, mind-bending aside, there is a sense you are still struggling to come to terms with your true majesty and sense of self: who are you? What are your gifts? Why are you here? These are big questions and you are right not to jump right in without due care or thought, but, at the same time, it’s important you don’t procrastinate for long as life is for living, not just thinking about!

You may find it hard thinking about the bigger picture of your life as you have spent so long trying to be everything to so many others and, as a result, you have lost sight of you. Although you still do try to be everything to everyone else you have, more recently, realised the importance of being everything to yourself as well, and this is a monumental shift – as long as you do more than just think about it! 2018 looks set to be a year of positive change as you allow yourself the freedom to become one with your dancing spirit. The more you allow your spirit to soar, the more you will realise just how creative and gifted you really are. Yes, you find this hard to acknowledge and even harder to own, but it’s time now to embrace 2018 with passion, exuberance and enthusiasm as you finally allow what’s inside of you the room to step into the light…


Your 2018 Horoscope: On the Edge of Greatness

By Maria DeSimone

Your 2018 horoscope reveals what’s waiting for you in the new year

Without a doubt, 2018 will be a year to get down to business. A series of planetary switch-ups allows for notable support in practical matters. You’ll build foundations in your life by trusting your instincts. You’ll also seek out an innovative approach to your finances — all with great potential for success.

Back on October 10 of 2017, Jupiter, the planet of possibilities, began swimming in the emotional depths of Scorpio, and remains in this sign until November 8, 2018. With Jupiter moving swiftly through Scorpio as the year begins, you’re already feeling quite comfortable with profound, intimate, emotional exchanges in your relationships. You’ll continue to feel blessed when you explore hidden terrain, since you’ll likely find buried treasure that will help you grow spiritually, psychologically, and physically.

Your personal powers are strong

2018 will be a year of heightened intuition, so if you’ve wanted to cultivate your psychic gift, the universe is offering to be your mentor. Pay close attention to May 25 and August 19 when Jupiter will be at a perfect trine to Neptune. Faith, intuition, and luck are your perfect trifecta around these dates.

Jupiter and Pluto will also work together well this year — a stark contrast to the power struggle they engaged in during 2017. On January 15, April 14, and September 12, these planets will help you remember that you had the power within you all along. More importantly, this planetary connection will encourage you to use it in a way that strengthens you and those in your circle. Business and financial ventures will be favored.

On November 8 Jupiter enters Sagittarius, the sign Jupiter naturally rules. This will be an auspicious time when you notice greater success and support in any endeavor that opens your mind. It’ll be time to explore new horizons!

Building foundations for the future

While Jupiter encourages us to grow through expansive opportunities, Saturn, his counterpart, demands that we grow through patience, discipline, and hard work. On December 19, 2017, Saturn moved into Capricorn, the sign he naturally rules. Until 2020 we’ll have dominating lessons about building solid foundations that will serve and protect us through any storm. As the New Year begins, we’re still getting used to the subtle but profound difference Saturn makes when he moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Consequently, in 2018 you’ll know that it’s time to approach your life and responsibilities with a plan. Fortunately, you probably feel ready, willing, and able to do so. As long as you come to the cosmic workplace on time each morning ready to do the work necessary, Saturn in Capricorn will help you build a structure in a certain area of your life that you’ll be able to rely on for the long haul.

Revolutions and revelations

Later this year, expect a material revolution to begin. From May 15 to November 6, Uranus, the planet of innovation and sudden change, will give us a hint of what he can do when in the practical, financially-oriented sign of Taurus. Expect a shift in the financial market — especially anything that has to do with technology and science. On a personal level, how you maintain physical and material security is likely to change. You can choose to reinvent yourself in these areas or you can resist. If you fight it, though, you’ll only feel more rattled and ultimately left behind when the rest of the world moves into more progressive terrain. Lastly, Mars and Venus will both retrograde in 2018, making certain times tricky to successfully negotiate new business ventures and romantic endeavors. Avoid launching anything new from both June 26 – August 27 while Mars is retrograde, and October 5 – November 16 when Venus retrograde.

Remember, success in life is most supported when we swim with — and not against — the tides. Why create unnecessary strain? Don’t work in contradiction with planetary cycles. Instead, let them work for you.

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2018



2018 Year of the Dog Horoscopes

See what the Year of the Brown Earth Dog has waiting for you


Loyal, rule-abiding, and cautious, the Year of the Brown Earth Dog is one that rewards pragmatism and discourages selfishness. During this Year of the Dog (starting February 16, 2018, and ending February 4, 2019), it’s time to create secure foundations, even if this requires scrimping and saving. Working collectively will pay off handsomely in 2018. Dogs are pack animals and feel more comfortable when operating as part of a team. “All for one, and one for all” is the motto of Dog years. It will be much easier to attain objectives when acting as a group now, rather than operating as an individual.

Businesses that involve serving others will fare well during the Brown Earth Dog Year. Unions are strongly advised to lobby for raises, increased benefits, and more vacation time in 2018. Police officers, firefighters, teachers, hospital attendants, utility workers, and civic workers can benefit from collective bargaining this year.

Because Dogs are anxious creatures, it’s important to guard against being overwhelmed during 2018. World events can feel oppressive and burdensome. Having a physical outlet for frustration is critical this year; daily exercise is an essential component to the Dog’s health. Hitting the gym regularly should make it easy to avoid infectious illnesses like colds, coughs, and flus. As far as mental health is concerned, Dogs are social creatures who require convivial companionship to stay in top form. Connect with friends as often as possible.

The Year of the Dog emphasizes morality and idealism. Cynical attitudes can create setbacks in 2018. It’s best to strive for the greatest good for the largest amount of people during a Dog year. The need for increased security is another theme this year. This is a great time to upgrade your alarm system, passwords, and firewalls. Take extra care reviewing financial statements for fraud. Above all, keep precious possessions under lock and key. By channeling the protective power of the watchful Dog, you can avoid stressful losses.

Because it is a Brown Earth Year, 2018 will be a time of stability, organization, and persistence. Over-the-top fashions will be replaced by utilitarian looks. Wash-and-wear fabrics, looks that easily flow from day to night, and versatile staples will dominate fashion runways. Extravagant displays of wealth will give way to frugality. Eateries that specialize in home cooking will perform better than gourmet restaurants. In terms of culture, stories about common folk will fare better than ones about superheroes. The Year of the Brown Earth Dog urges us to stay grounded, contented, and connected.

Keep reading to see what the energy of this Year of the Dog has waiting for YOUR Chinese sign…

Rat Horoscope

Diligent Rats will fare well during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. Your ability to consistently churn out quality work will be rewarded in 2018. This is a wonderful time to ask for a raise. To make the most of your money luck this year, resourceful Rats should enlist the aid of a trusted financial advisor. Anxiety can be a problem for you this year. To combat stomach pains and indigestion, you’d would be wise to practice relaxation techniques.

Ox Horoscope

Regarding business, the cautious Ox will fare well during this Dog year. Thanks to your ability to weigh options carefully, Oxen could experience financial gains through carefully researched investments. In addition, your strategic sign can benefit from expanding your products and services, as well as hiring additional staff. 2018 is an excellent time for Oxen to start their own business. However, your sign can be especially accident prone during Dog years, so it’s imperative that you wear safety equipment when operating heavy machinery and using sharp tools.

Tiger Horoscope

When it comes to making money in the Year of the Brown Dog, you warm-hearted Tigers would be wise to form business alliances. Working as part of a team can greatly enhance your moneymaking abilities. Sharing wealth is strongly advised for this humanitarian sign, since Dog years reward selfless gestures. Tigers that regularly donate to charitable causes could see their personal fortunes rise. Regarding health, you Tigers have a rare opportunity to heal and recover from ongoing illnesses this year. Following a sensible diet can pay off handsomely.

Rabbit Horoscope

Sensitive Rabbits could experience tremendous financial growth during the Year of the Dog. Your ability to anticipate people’s needs could result in a lucrative job offer, handsome raise, or impressive business opportunity. 2018 is also a great time for you creative Rabbits to develop products and services for underserved markets. However, emotional upheavals can cause health problems for this highly dramatic sign. Learning to detach from worldly concerns and relationship dramas can promote robust health for you throughout the Year of the Brown Dog. A relaxing bedtime routine is strongly advised.

Dragon Horoscope

Principled Dragons won’t experience any dramatic changes on the financial front in 2018. The Year of the Brown Dog should be a time of stability for your sign, allowing you Dragons to coast as far as your careers are concerned. If more money comes in, it will probably be through your partner. Consequently, it would be wise for you charismatic Dragons to yield the spotlight to your mates this year. As far as health is concerned, this normally robust sign can benefit from an improved diet.

Snake Horoscope

The well-connected Snake can experience tremendous financial luck during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. Customers and clients will flock to you for your personalized attention. Word-of-mouth will bring you more business, which means increased profits. Unemployed Snakes should spread the word of their job search throughout their social network. Dog years bring benefits through interpersonal connections. Habits that you sensuous Snakes enjoyed in the past could create health problems in 2018. You’d be wise to move away from activities that make you tired, irritable, and groggy this year.

Horse Horoscope

The Year of the Brown Earth Dog could be a time of both feast and famine for the industrious Horse. When work comes in, it will keep you busy around the clock. Long periods of productivity will be followed by extended cycles of free time. Instead of searching for more work, use these slow interludes to travel, relax, and spend time with loved ones. Spiritual practices can cultivate radiate good health for Horses in 2018; a meditation or yoga routine is strongly advised.

Sheep Horoscope

Carefree Sheep need to take extra financial precautions during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. 2018 will punish those who can’t stick to a budget. Being more mindful about money will benefit your moody sign, which often tries to fill emotional voids with material goods. Sheep who don’t want to struggle would be wise to draw on existing resources this year, rather than engaging in retail therapy. Susceptible Sheep should practice preventative healthcare during the Year of the Dog. Nutritious food and vitamin supplements can stave off infection.

Monkey Horoscope

2018 invites you competitive Monkeys to increase your savings. The Year of the Brown Earth Dog will reward you for your ability to plan. Instead of looking for easy money, strategic Monkeys will fare better by cultivating long-term business alliances. Dog years emphasize the importance of honesty, inviting you Monkeys to dispense with diplomacy and adopt a more straightforward approach toward financial negotiations. As far as health is concerned, lively Monkeys are welcome to experiment with different sports and workouts. Keeping fit will prove fun for your lively sign.

Rooster Horoscope

The Year of the Brown Earth Dog should cultivate financial growth for you confident Roosters. Although your impatient sign will be eager to spend your increased earnings, you should wait until next year to make major purchases. While weighing your options throughout 2018, your money will continue to accumulate, allowing you to strike some remarkable deals next year. One area you should spend money in, however, is in the health arena — Dog years invite mental Roosters to pay more attention to their physical needs.

Dog Horoscope

Principled and respected, 2018 will prove a banner year for Dogs. The Year of the Brown Earth Dog invites your sign to pave the way for long-term financial security. Getting out of debt, accumulating savings, and increasing income are all goals worth pursuing in 2018. If this means landing a more lucrative job, so be it. Loyal Dogs could get impressive job offers from previous employers who want to welcome them back into the fold. Worry is the greatest threat to this anxious sign’s health. Therapy can cultivate wellness.

Pig Horoscope

The honest Pig will reap significant economic rewards during the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. It’s important for your diligent sign to set financial goals throughout 2018. Having a sense of purpose will attract several good moneymaking opportunities. Pigs seeking a career change are in luck, as your ability to transition into another industry is strong during Dog years. Health challenges could occur for you this year, so it’s especially important for lusty Pigs to cut down on the sugar intake — you’ll get more mileage from lean proteins.


Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2018


2018 Numerology Predictions

Personal choice in the age of information chaos

We have witnessed a widening schism in politics, social upheaval, and the economy for some time — it was the dominant factor in the 9-year cycle from 2008 until 2017. However, the following 9-year cycle from 2017 through 2025 doesn’t slow this polarization one bit: instead, it will be dominated by what could be called the “information chaos…”

A surge of misinformation

Two hundred years ago, information came to a person sparingly, a bit of gossip one day, a note sent by a pigeon, perhaps a two-page newspaper once a month. Today, data comes at us like hail in a thunderstorm. We are relentlessly bombarded with information through our devices, written material, television, computers, social media… and to make matters worse, much of it is false. This complicates our ability to accurately comprehend what is happening around us. When facts are not clearly discernable, doubt becomes the only consistency. How do you make choices when you can’t trust the information you receive?

The choices you make today will create the world you live in tomorrow. This has always been the case. The challenge today is that things are moving at a dramatically increased speed, and often in the dark, as waves of distorted data make it difficult to see clearly. And with life moving this fast, crashes are exponentially more damaging. To put it in a nutshell: At a time when personal choices carry heavier consequences than ever, our ability to separate good information from bad has been severely hampered.

Brace for change

Changes tend to have a perceptible footprint — there is a buildup, then the event, followed by a period of stabilization. Sometimes a change seems to happen so quickly or dramatically it feels sudden and unexpected. While such changes may appear to come out of nowhere, they have a backstory; we just weren’t watching. In 2018 we’ll see quite a few of those, following each other so rapidly it will be difficult to keep track. To help you prepare, let’s take a look at the numbers of 2018 to see how they will affect the global community, as well as your personal cycles.

The numbers of 2018

2018 is a 2 Universal Year, reducing from the number 11 (because 2+0+1+8=11, and then 1+1=2). With the sensitive, finely-tuned, emotionally-conscious 11 behind this peace-loving 2, you can count on an emotionally-charged year that touches our hearts more than previous years — even more than 2017, which is saying something.

Passion dominates in 2018, which is good when driven by positive forces, but not so great when negative powers are at play. Most importantly, no one gets to sit on the sideline without being affected by these changing times. With a 4 at the top of the Numerology chart for 2018, and a 5 at the bottom of the chart, chaos rules. We are riding a speeding train on a rickety track. Just about anything you can imagine could happen, and probably will.

The voices of greed, selfishness, fear, and separation will get louder and louder this year. But we will also see a surge in our desire to learn, to advance, to overcome, to grow, connect, and rectify. A growing force floats unseen under the surface in search of common ground, of healing and sharing spreading in unlikely places.

2018 continues a long spiral of grueling extremes, further dividing us into those led by the heart and those led by the mind. This struggle will be felt in our individual lives, as well as nationally and globally.

A year of opposites

No part of the planet will escape the turbulent effect of a year driven by passion and confusion. But, where some parts of the world will see great upheaval, others will see improvement and progress. It will be a year of opposites, with waves of goodwill, promise, peace, and prosperity, as well as rapid downfalls, disasters, storms of human-created misery, war, and famine.

Uprisings across the globe will become more frequent, as social media exposes the differences between political systems, and people recognize the power in numbers. Oppressed groups will push harder for change, equality, and basic human rights. In an age where nothing stays hidden for long, it will become clear who is responsible, and where to push.

As a result, we will almost certainly see several high-profile, powerful leaders or parties tumble, in turn causing major changes in their countries, especially those known for oppression and religious intolerance. Unrest in the Middle East grows and spreads to countries currently relatively quiet.

In the US, turmoil becomes a daily part of life, bringing more frequent protests and clashes. As a result, the US political status quo is likely to be dramatically altered by the time 2018 has ended.

Natural disasters will continue, some caused by climate change (storms and wildfires), but more often by the instability of the Earth itself (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes), and often in areas long considered stable.

Our financial markets experience a major shake-up, but here too, parts of the planet appear almost immune to the troubles caused elsewhere.

Find clarity in simplicity

The chaos and turmoil we experience on the surface is essentially a reflection of a deeper, somewhat hidden struggle.

Over the past few hundred years, our daily lives have become more complex (compared to a few hundred thousand years before that), especially since the birth of the digital age. There is a contradiction in that. As life on the surface becomes increasingly hectic and chaotic, we are drawn (or forced) to seek answers within, for ourselves and our global community. Obviously, this has always been true. What’s different is the grey areas are disappearing. The intense polarization we see happening around us reflects the polarization happening within us, between the heart and the mind.

For example, when you are faced with a refugee family, or someone in great need, your heart will be drawn to let them in, to feed them, to help. Your mind, however, will tell you that there is no room, they are unlike you, it’s not your problem, someone else will help… The heart is subtle, quiet, open — the mind is loud, and quick to react and judge. Knowing which is which can make or break you in 2018.

Our lives are governed by two rulers: Feelings (the realm of the heart) and logic (the mind). Every decision, every action — whether made by an individual, a nation, religion, or political party — is based solely on these two driving forces. There is no third influence, no alternative. Something is either dominated by the heart, the mind, or a combination of the two. Both are necessary.

Here’s the clincher: One without the other causes disharmony. Period. The more disproportionate, the greater the disharmony.

Make the right choice

Today’s toxic and chaotic environment makes it harder to choose, yet easier to know. If it is loud, obnoxious, hurtful to others (anyone, anywhere), or is motivated by fear, greed, distrust, or anger, it is the mind, without the heart, and it is wrong. Always. Without exception.

If it is gentle, warm, loving, helps or heals others (anyone, anywhere), or is motivated by generosity, courage, or empathy, you can be certain it comes from the heart, and it is right.

It’s really all about you

Make no mistake; all this chaos is here for you. The underlying, hidden force causing the shake-up is trying to reach you, to help you choose, or perhaps to force you to choose. But the information chaos will bring doubt and confusion to your mind, so where will you turn to make your choices? What’s left that you can trust?

Here’s a helpful hint. If you are listening to sounds and images playing between your ears, it’s your mind, and you can be sure some of the information stored there is inaccurate. So be careful, because the mind can be an ugly beast.

If you are feeling something near the heart area, if it affects you emotionally, if it reminds you of love and empathy, if it makes you feel powerful and helpless at the same time, if the only confusion you experience is that it seems both sad and beautiful, if you feel a need to share it and treasure it, then you should probably also act on it. Because when your heart speaks, it speaks the truth.

This coming year the numbers 11 and 2 rule. You can be sure the events and the turmoil will touch you deeply — as a witness and perhaps a participant — in a cosmic play of “Can you Tell the Difference?” Play to win this year, and know the difference — the quality of your life depends on it.

2018 month by month

In a year that already has a barrage of information (both false and factual) as its most significant influence, January and October peak in this regard. Long hidden facts come to the surface, secrets are revealed, and high-ranking people are exposed during these months.

February, May, June, and November are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, as well as upheaval in the financial markets.

April has its focus on everything about labor — expect strikes or other labor-related unrest.

March and December are centered around the abuse of freedom, nationally and internationally, as well as breakthroughs in bringing freedom to places where there was little previously. There will be rapid changes and much unrest.

September and November bring emotions and passion to the surface, causing considerable upheaval globally.

Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2018




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